Originally posted by CHA0S
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
Ok...well, there's the "official" explanation... sorry, I just couldn't help myself...seriously though, I don't know if that was enough to
convince me of anything...
Honestly one attribute most serious conspiracy theorists have in common due to the conjecture and speculation involved in trying to piece together and
investigate conspiracies is active imaginations as a result.
Sometimes those imaginations lead some to what can best be summed up as paranoia. Sometimes that leads to people forming hasty conclusions absent all
the pertinent facts as some people are more prone to just conjecture and speculation and not the physical real time, real world investigation that is
typically always needed to actually solve a conspiracy.
Hint: Neither Watergate or Iran-Contra was solved using URL’S.
Yet because conspiracy theorists are often limited by budget or lack of experience this critical real world investigation when it comes to ATS usually
just involves surfing the Internet to look for articles and sites that lend credence to the speculation and conjecture that comprises the bulk of most
ATS members published works.
So a lot of conclusions, including the one this thread’s Original Piece is based on, are in fact based on very limited information that not only
just rely on other written sources but often omit other written sources that don’t support that conclusion.
To my knowledge no one making these accusations against ATS has ever done a true real world investigation. No one that I know of has tailed the Three
Amigos and gone over a list of known associates through those tails (not recommending anyone do this by the way) nor has anyone been over their books,
to forensically audit anything that would comprise a money trail that would substantiate these accusations, nor has anyone investigated the Above Top
Secret Super Secret rumored to be beneath the Polar Icecap and only accessible by submarine ATS server facility (I just made up that rumor) or
anything that would better substantiate or dismiss these rather slanderous charges leveled against it from time to time, by what truly are disgruntled
former members and competing sites.
I have written some pretty controversial all original content threads on ATS and never has the staff or ownership done anything to attempt to censor
them. In fact the opposite has occurred where often members of the staff will U2U me and say, I like your theory, you should read this book, have you
ever heard of this author, they think similarly, you would likely enjoy what they have written on this subject.
The one thing about ATS is it is almost all entirely user generated content with the Ownership rarely posting about topics that are either one of
their true passions or concern how the site is being run.
There is no consistent ‘counter intelligence’ style message coming out of ATS on an Ownership or Management Level.
The Government does not need the Owners collusion to monitor the site, and that would include any government, all they need to do is type
to read about anything that’s posted on ATS.
No one who’s ever leveled these allegations has ever conducted a real world, real time investigation, but instead are relying simply on the written
word of others that have never done a real world, real time investigation either.
Life isn’t fair, but considering the great platform ATS does provide for all original user generated content, I think it’s rather unkind to voice
such speculation without any real world proof to substantiate them.
All these allegations add up to as a result of nothing but here say and third party opinion and speculation, none of which would be admissible or
valid in a court of law.
That high standard is what is ultimately required to prove a conspiracy, evidence that would stand up in a court of law.
No one has that kind of evidence in this case, and honestly I think there are a few competitors that if such evidence existed might have unearthed it
by now, and clearly haven’t, because it really likely does not exist.
For the overly paranoid out there I leave you with these lines from the Eagles:
Take it easy
Take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy!