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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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I kinda agree (not with closing ATS of course) but that there has been very much increase in racism, trolling and the quality of threads have gone down (just this week there were at least min. 10 threads of chain-emails spouting nonsense with no "facts").

Specially the number of liars has grown steady even if you post "facts" discrediting them they will continue repeating baseless lies over and over again and derail the thread.

I feel Mod's should do a better job or increase number of mods.




posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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Being a lurker for a very long time..I can say "there has been no increase" of shenanigans or hijinks...it has always been here since I started being a fly on the wall.

I do not go back as far as some, but I've been around watching for a while.

I do not see why people say there has been an increase.

Maybe people just notice "stuff" when it suits them to do so.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by Totalstranger
I've never seen any sexism on this site. female posters actually get tons of posters drooling over them.


That IS a form of sexism...

My god, man...good luck with women on the outside.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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i see you just joined recently. did you get your friends to join too and make them star and flag your thread? youll have to do better then that.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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I agree that there is a lot of garbage floating around ATS but there are jewels too.

I also get the majority of news from this site. If it wasn't for ATS I would miss some real cool news stories.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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OP, I would urge you to actually get up out of your comfy arm chair, walk outside, heck you won't even have to leave your immediate neighborhood, and begin conversations with anyone you see using the very same topics you see here on ATS. I think you will find that what you see here in ATS is mild for of what you will find in reality on the very street that you live on.

Get outside, live life, enjoy what you have and remember most of all "Your opinion is yours and it feeeeeeeeeeeeels good"

Ease up, enjoy life, laugh at not only others but at yourself as well, for in the end you will be remembered by how you treated others, not for how you thought of yourself.

Long Live ATS, may we all share our thoughts, opinions, and feelings with each other until one day we all become as we think of the other; Totally Insane



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by kilas
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Well why am I not surprised you have commented.

Are you from South America by anychance? Do you own and banjo and have a rocking chair?


Ah yes,
Here is one of the hateful comments that you were talking about. Mindless stereotyping and making unwarranted assumptions.

I'm with you. I agree wholeheartedly.

I'd say the first person we need banned under the new kilas rules is....................KILAS!

Taa-daa.

It's working all ready.
I feel much better about ATS





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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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ATS is not the party at fault here.

Society in general is the party at fault.

ATS is merely the mirror that you are looking into from your world perspective.

Every kind of predjudice, paranoia, opinion and commentary on ATS comes from people experiencing the world every day.

Sorry, but you simply can't blame a website for societies issues - or expect it to redress them. (We're good, but not quite that good!)

Having said that, if anyone see's something they consider contravenes the T&C then they should bring it to the staff's attention via the ALERT button under each post. We can't see everything all the time.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
With that said, if you see a post you feel crosses that line from free speech into hate speech, always feel free to alert it. The staff can discuss what needs to be done.


I always enjoy your posts Ashley, but do have an issue with the term 'hate speech' altogether as it seems to have no clear definition. As implied above, a staff or panel is left to judge what is and is not hatespeech. If I were to say to you, "Ashley, your taste in shoes sucks!" (as an example, I don't know anything about your shoes), is that hate speech? I'm hating your opinion or what you perceive as beauty. Personally, I'd rather someone tell me "I hate you because your Christian!" than for them to hide it from me and murder me in their dreams. At least then, I'd know where we'd stand. If they were open to discussion, I'd certainly ask "why?". Only then could be make some progress towards cooling hate and generating peace through understanding.

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by kilas


1) Im shocked at the amount of racisms on this site. It seems every conversation about Islam or Obama ends up being a racist rant by some of ATS members. Some of the most horrible things have been said.


Sorry, I only made it this far in your blathering. I have no words.....

how is it under that bridge btw? have you been fed enough lately?

peace out



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by Totalstranger
I've never seen any sexism on this site. female posters actually get tons of posters drooling over them.


That in itself is sexism. We're not flashing pictures here, we sharing our minds.


Originally posted by Totalstranger
show me one sexist thread, and if you can I'd bet its a male bashing thread.


www.abovetopsecret.com...


Originally posted by Totalstranger
and Islam bashing isnt racism for chrissake. Islam is a RELIGION


Prejudice is prejudice no matter what flavor you'd like to call it.


Originally posted by Totalstranger
I see OP is offline, maybe he/she will stay that way


Easy friend, we're not here to meet hate with hate, are we?



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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Telling me you dislike my shoes would be off topic at best. lol 'Hate Speech' would be a gross statement concerning my sexuality, gender, religion, race, etc.

If this helps at all, here is a huge thread how ATS handles hate speech:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Examples are sprinkled throughout. It can be a gray area though, I will admit. What is hateful to some might just be an honest opinion to another.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by Mr Mask
Being a lurker for a very long time..I can say "there has been no increase" of shenanigans or hijinks...it has always been here since I started being a fly on the wall.

I do not go back as far as some, but I've been around watching for a while.

I do not see why people say there has been an increase.

Maybe people just notice "stuff" when it suits them to do so.


I believe you're spot on.



What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which one can say,
"Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

In the five years I've been here, I've seen much of a change other than the president in office.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:07 PM
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Okey, I'm gonna thow in my two cents. When I first joined ATS did have a lot about UFO's, ect. But I think what has is ATS sorta evolved, now it's more on giving us a heads up on what could have serious impacts on us.
And yes, there has been plenty of times I've been ticked off (can't use the word I want don't wanna get BANNED:lol
but you just have to take a break.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
Telling me you dislike my shoes would be off topic at best. lol 'Hate Speech' would be a gross statement concerning my sexuality, gender, religion, race, etc.


Is your opinion on shoes part of the etc.?


Originally posted by AshleyD
If this helps at all, here is a huge thread how ATS handles hate speech:
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Ya, I appreciate that they're willing to address the issue and am not faulting ATS. I'm saying judging what is and is not 'hate speech' is ambiguous and subjective. As I recall, we have an amendment in my country protecting free speech.


Originally posted by AshleyD
Examples are sprinkled throughout. It can be a gray area though, I will admit. What is hateful to some might just be an honest opinion to another.


Prezactly and excisely. It's important to address stereotypes, assumptions, presumptions and prejudice with a fact verses reality comparison...else they will remain. Personally, I'll take a few stereotypes of myself because not only are they good ones, but they're also true
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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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OP. Live your opinion.
Get involved in more threads with intelligent debate and statements and evidence driven responses. It's up to others to accept, and if you failed it's up to you to walk away and try again somewhere else.

But no: ATS doesn't need to be shutdown because of trolls. Trolls are everywhere on the internet. Should know that by now



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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I personally think thats what makes it good.
If we all had the same views, attitudes and values.. it would be like a senoir citizens tea party.

Just because someone is sexist, doesnt mean I couldnt learn a thing or two from him about concept X.
Just because someone is racist, doesnt mean I dont agree with him on something else.

Infact, I find people with unique qualities to be unique for a reason. It takes a brave person to admit to their personal 'quirk', especially when its frowned upon.

But brave people are the people I like.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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Hi, kilas.

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+ made persons stop smoking,
+ made persons get thiner/lose weight,
+ made suicidal persons change their mind,
+ will raise up your moral/goos spirits,

do buy/rent/borrow the DVDs that the first line
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Blue skies.



posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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You say things about Racism or Homophobia and Obama...

I'd offer that...

People weren't all that angry on any of those topics

Take last night for example, I go out to my favorite place and standing outside in a small town btw of maybe 60,000 people in 7 degree temperature is a guy wearing tiny little leather shorts with about 50% of his butt crack showing a cut tshirt and making out with another guy at 10:00 at night...

Okay, this isn't a red light district in Manhattan... the guys basically violating obscenity and nudity laws and it's a small town and allot of people are very conservative...

And i'm a guy who supports a persons right to be Gay

And Gay Marriage...

But I distinctly thought to myself... what if I had just come out of a movie with my kids?

It was offensive... it's not a gay bath house it's a little college bar... and your showing your stuff and making out in public... (and i never got what that whole act of flamboyancy was in the first place.... there MAY be a Gay gene but there isn't a gene that makes you act like weird mockery of women and show your can naked in public)

And I thought... I really wish this guy would get lost, I wish they would fine him or something, I wish I could confront him)

Not because he's Gay because he's rude to others and looks like a puts...

Okay...

Maybe affirmative action isn't always cool, maybe you have a small business and want a family environment and you you all like Rock music on the radio and you have to hire the kid who comes in that might insist on playing hip hop 2 hrs a day and it's Just annoying, maybe it's just a persons life and you might want to enjoy it in a culture of your own... and being sued if you choose someone who's music and dress and life might not reflect the day you want to enjoy is kind of ridiculous.

Maybe people really don't hate or even care what anyone does in the bedroom, but like myself... get annoyed when some ones sexuality is portrayed or in drag in the supermarket or the street when they just and only wish to raise their kids and not expose them to things so young...

Maybe among a portion of Homosexuals there actually is a CULTURAL not genetic set of behaviors that actually is very, very annoying and offensive and wrong...

Let's say I have a like of Boobs...

I can't go out in the street and demand to grab womens boobs not can a person who might have a fetish for public nudity just run down the street and show their boobs...

So the guy last night with his rear hanging out... is untouchable?

He's fringe not me...

Most...MOST people are hetero, Most people go on to have families and kids... and Most people have respect for how they act in public...

It's legal to be into BDSM

But 99% of people into it don't bring there partners out in a gimp suit and leash to go to the supermarket

So Gay rights? maybe it's just over the top and making people mad.... dress like a man on Tuesday at 8 if your man stop being an idiot your not evil or wrong but it is really annoying

So maybe the Obama Hate and all the rest is not really Hate, maybe it's just leave us all the hell alone your the minority not me... maybe it just boils down to...

99% of the people here celebrate Christmas and not being ALLOWED to have Christmas in school or even in Walmart displayed as name because... 3 Muslim guys might be offended is ridiculous...

Maybe they really are just butting into OUR culture way to hard for ... in the end a % of people that is barely a factor...

95% of us are Christian Jewish Catholic and we have to alter our Work day, our speech, our holidays, our educational system....

For 5% Muslims or 2% Gays?

Maybe we just have, good reason to hate Obama... there's allot there... things he talks about...

like ending Summers off for the rest of American kids because 15% of them have terrible lives with bad parents in the hood... or compulsory service being taken from parents on OUR time with them....Taken AWAY to go do labor? How much time do you get growing up they want my summers, my holidays, weekends from my kids away from me...

Maybe when I might say

This crap will be over my DEAD BODY or THEIRS

Maybe I have a good reason. maybe I never actually hated anyone ever... until they stuck their nose into How I LIVE and maybe when the Butt kicking is dished out by me over it it wont be over Hate for anyone but rather their god damn annoying me for so long.

Maybe some of us Hate No one

Just are fed up...

With Invasions of privacy, controls on our culture, controls on our kids and education and being FORCED to be exposed to things we simply don't agree with, being made to live a different life than we want to appease 5% fringe groups

Maybe it just sounds like hate because we are getting angry... Over living in a NANNY STATE

Bottom line...

Why do my kids have to look at your Butt Crack? Because your Gay? I can't go to the store and see the word CHRISTMAS but my 5 yr old has to see you half naked Gay Crack? At Walmart.... That does make me want to Beat the hell out of someone... Not because I hate ANYONE or Any behavior because your rude obnoxious jerk offs who think your fringe movement matters more than 99% of people. It's not Hate it's rightful anger i'm bending my life over backwards for your behavior which in the end is really fringe...

And these are just examples... it's everything from what is taught in school as example...

Why is my culture being taught ONLY as some Hate filled oppressive thing in class to kids... it's ALL Slavery and Natives and the WORST and nothing of the Good... But Gay agendas, Islam is taught to be tolerated and certainly that culture is no more than 5% and right NOW 100x more oppressive in actuality than the Judeo Christian faith is in daily life, they Throw ROCKS at gay people but WE are the bad guys in school, My kids should hate their own culture? Their Race? Their Religion?

Why?

And be taught the values of Atheism, Homosexuality and Islam respectively?

Islam wont let a woman show her FACE and I have to watch some guys crack in Public and we are the bad guys????

PC is Retarded and EVIL and VILE

Socialism Sucks

And Obama is a fringe group supporting piece of crap

And the Judeo Christian faiths are 10x better than Islam in regards to daily life and freedom...

And they need to back off and it's great to have a place to say it...




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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 05:40 PM
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OMG I am so sick of these stupid threads. Ive been a member of ATS for well over a year now and I have never encountered anything what I would deem as racism or sexism or anything like that. Im sick of people making threads about how ATS is this or that. The reason why I keep coming here is because of the intelligent discussions about conspiracies, yes they can get a little heated but thats expected in a discussion forum. If you dont like it then go somewhere else.





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