Hello finally, ATS community. I suppose this is my intro...even though I already have posted and created threads, I figured I should go the accepted
route of delivering a formal meet and greet.
Ok, where to begin. I am an American male, in my mid 30's. I was born and raised in New York City, but left for warmer pastures about 8 years ago.
My career is that of Chef and restaurant owner a far cry from my previous life as a high school history teacher.
I hold three college degrees in History, Archaeology, and Art History. I have avoided the Ancient Civ forum here for this very purpose...I can get
My family background is that of your typical upper-middle class Irish-American. I have relatives that run the gamut from Neurosurgeon to Police
Officer to homeless drug addict, so I believe my perspective on the struggles and successes of the individual are not skewed in either direction.
I am accepting of all peoples of all kinds...unless they give me reason to be not.
As far as my ATS interests..
Here are my "I DO's":
I do believe in Alien Life and UFO's, though I have never seen a saucer or met an EBE.
I do believe strongly in my country, though sometimes it's citizens can disappoint me.
I do believe in the power of technology, though it can corrupt the feeble minded.
I do believe there are nefarious people in power all over the world, though I do not necessarily buy into the NWO or Illuminati conspiracies.
I do believe secret bases contain all sorts of fantastical toys, bells, and whistles, though I wish they would be brought to light.
I do believe in the power of community, especially of the ATS community, though some people are entirely too closed minded and one dimensional.
And here are my "I DONT's":
I do not believe 911 was anything other than a heinous act of terrorism committed by a foreign organization who may or may not had help from one or
more Islamic countries.
I do not believe how some posters have the gall to make accusations like "no plane hit the trade center"...seeing I was standing 2 blocks away and
watched in horror, and my father was in the building at the time of impact.
I do not believe how some posters are so unwilling to accept being wrong.
I do not believe in prophecy since there are far too many variables occurring simoultaneously to ever accurately predict the future.
I do not believe in getting into flaming wars with other posters, but I will defend my points and views until proven wrong.
I do not believe there will be a doomsday in 2012, however, we as a species do have a bad habit of making such things self-fulfilling.
Well this is me...or at least a small snipet of me for the purposes of this site. I look forward to meeting more of you and befriending many of
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