Originally posted by jokei
reply to post by Esoteric Teacher
Apologies, I did not mean to come across as magniloquent... it was an attempt to fire-proof the obvious "If you don't like it then take a hike"
comments, which are incredibly common if someone dares to suggest something is up with ATS.
Well if you don't like it ...
I'm unclear as to your meaning of positive recalcitrance
It's possible to be rebellious
in a postive way that is obstinately defiant of
authority or restraint
(I sort of meant "free" from the expectations of others
, if you'd care to elaborate - as to inane rantings, take a mooch through skunkworks, I'm sure you'll find more inane. It seems odd for you to attack
and denigrate the style of my writing as opposed to what I'm saying - that ATS is becoming increasingly tabloid and I dislike it.
I think the world is becoming increasingly tabloid in style, and I can relate to what you mean about some threads in Skunkworks as well as the Gray
Area. I just like the Conspiracty Chicks and understand that they are trying to do something to better ATS. You can't tell this now with some of the
upgrades, but Asala was the first person I put on my friends list more than 5 years ago, so she was my first ATS friend, and I am loyal and supportive
to friends and their endeavors.
Honestly, what is your opinion of the aesthetic presentation of the Conspiracy Chicks, even of the name - is the name Conspiracy Chicks respectful of
What's in a name? If it does not offend them, then I don't know if I should be offended on their behalf. I'm thinking they had some choice in the
matter. And watching the progression of the show, I think it has potential to be something good for the ATS community, and I already think it is a
positive force that is evolving project. There is more member participation with interviews in recent shows, and on scene pictures, video, and
eyewitness reports/interviews. I think it is more a grass roots way of spreading information amongst a diverse group usually seperated by
geographical locations, but more down to Earth than the "MSM" (Mind Systems Manipulators) of the Main Stream Media. I also think the Conspiracy
Chicks Dudes (Like Joe / ATSmediaPro
) are listening to and applying suggestions. It's
not like they are not trying to work with the ATS community, they are incorporating suggestions, and I like that too. Reading through the threads for
previous episodes, and then watching the later ones, it is apparent they are taking advice that they can accommodate.
You're a smart guy
I have my moments, but smart is relative. I'm just as much a student, if not more, than I am a teacher. The only thing I am really qualified to
teach is fire sciences, and firefighter stuff. I picked this screen name mostly because the initials are E.T., which I thought was appropriate for
ATS, and "teacher" to me just means someone who shares information.
, I'm sure you can bitch-slap me down and I'm fine with that, if I'm wrong then so be it - there's something about this place that's not sitting right
with me though and I'm voicing it.
I'm not trying to give the impression I am trying to silence you or your approach to matters, I was just sticking up for some friends. Didn't mean to
come across as bitch slapping, just wanted to come across as someone who is loyal to their friends, even when they are not watching.
Good luck with the debate competition, do you get to sit on ownerships lap and get patted on the head if you win?
That's a good question, not sure what I get if I win, other than a thing on my avatar that says debate champion, maybe some points. What I'm really
hoping for is a good parking place at ATS headquarters for a month
Anyways, thanks for wishing me luck. I don't know if I will win, and
looking at some of the competition it looks to be some good match ups. What I really like about it is that we have no idea what we are debating, or
what side of the arguement, both are assigned randomly a day before we have to post our first posts. Should be a learning experience, hopefully I win
at least one or two debates
If you want to debate me smashing, you seem more linguistically adept than myself, don't think I'll win but I'll try my best and say what's in my head
and heart as I have always done here (for good or ill). I hope you've the altruistic cognizance to appreciate this.
I don't mind you speaking your mind, but offer more solutions, less pointing out problems. Ridicule without offering viable options is not
constructive in my opinion.
New word? English or American spell check?
New word for me today is
I learned me somethin new today Pa!
edit on 7-10-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: fix a bb code