Originally posted by vox2442
Originally posted by Skyfloating
My reasoning for doing so has been three trips to Palestine between 2000 and 2009.
You were in Gaza in 2009?
Sorry mate, I DO NOT believe that. I tried for MONTHS to get into Gaza in 2009. Even had the company lawyers on it. It was an absolute no-go
situation. Hell, even CNN and the BBC were having problems getting into Gaza last year.
Prior to that, I attempted in 2007. Same results, but less emphatic. Prior to that was 2005. Again, turned down.
I'm not interested in your personal details, not interested in plane tickets (obviously, because Gaza's airport has been closed since 2001) - but I
am interested in knowing how you managed to swing that, when (month/year), and what crossing.
Of all people, I'd expect a "Super Moderator" would know that posting wildly unbelievable stories without providing any kind of information to back
it, especially with the claims you're making is nothing but political trolling. Post details or give yourself a red flag.
Man, I was really hoping for a reply to this. I guess I've got to conclude that it's OK to just go around making up any old crap on ATS these days.
Last time I was in Turkey, I ran into Orhan Pamuk, and we were discussing modern writing trends over coffee. When the topic came around to internet
forums as a literary medium, he took the position that while certain forii and other 2.0 media have the potential
for becoming a valid form, it
was the moderation that restricted that progress. He started to get really agitated (as Turks do, and as authors do, so use your imagination for what
an agitated Turkish author would be like).
Anyway, he started swearing in Turkish, which is a beautiful language for swearing in, and suddenly I picked out "ATS" and "deny ignorance". I was
floored. I calmed him down by hitting him over the head with a börek, and got him back into English mode.
"What was that about ATS?? You don't mean Above Top Secret, do you? I asked, brushing yufka crumbs off the table. "Yes. Yes, Above Top Secret.
Once, there was a man. He came, vacationing. He introduced us to ATS. He said he was a moderator. Sky...something was his name. Can't remember. He
had incredible stories, but every time we asked him to elaborate, he'd just go blank and refuse to say anymore. 'I saw a UFO yesterday and I've got
photos!' he cried... and 'LOOK! IN THE SKY! Ooooh, you missed it'... but when we asked him where, or when, or if we could see the photos, he'd
just shut his mouth and refuse to say another word. Infuriating. Glad to see the back of him, frankly. Think of what that kind of mindset could do to
True story, and I've got photos and tape to prove it.
But they're private.
Don't believe me? Go ask him yourself.