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Stupid Things You Used To Think

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posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 08:35 AM
I used to think that ATS was moderated fairly, until I discovered swiss-cheesed threads, where one side of a discussion gets their posts taken off, and the other gets to say whatever the like, however abusive.
What about it, Mods?

posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by Vicky32

I'd say provide links to examples.

The Mods collectively have no sides or agenda, other than upholding the terms and conditions of the site. There are Mods who are skeptics, believers, etc. in any particular subject, just as different members agree or disagree.

If one side of an issue is committing acts in violation of the terms, then yes, you'll see mod actions, but, in an unruly thread, these are taken against everyone in violation, regardless of the "side" of the issue they are on.

Personal attacks are personal attacks, for example, whether you agree with me on an issue or not.

Personally, I've probably handed out more Applauses to those who differed from my opinion, but offered compelling info to make me re-evaluate my stance, than I have to those who agreed with me.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:02 PM
thought i had a drug problem..turns out its a police problem

thought innocent meant you would get your gun back after accuser admits lying about all and then.....nope told ill have all my guns taken if i dont stop askin for the one taken

protect n serve meant they protect serve us citizens....nah them leos only them
protect their ass serve their interests

justice spelled like enforcers

if youre innocent you dont haffta worry.........worry...then pray.......a plea deal is good if guilty....if not you are in contempt and lying under oath if found innocent later on never matter the cost

my family had 3 why do the cops who knew them treat me as if i am lying when 3 times now they have found me to truthfully been innocent and now say...well we just doin our job now,,,,oh so a little q+a and detective work is not a job description?.....jeez...15 cops in a 2000 pop. village

long hair and tattos must mean im im done for

our fair justice system is not fair just or a system

give a cop a taser and he'll find a target........why must i think i am free and not a ...suspect?

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:11 PM
reply to post by DJKris

When I was 10 years old in 5th day I was at recess on the playground....and a group of kids were talking about how women got pregnant....I was curious....and so I listened in on the conversation...(as of yet nothing had been discussed in my home)....anyway....the leader of this information said that women got pregnant when the man urinated on the woman. That year we thought it was

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by Advantage

I have to remember the ice cream truck one.

those stories are funny, but I can see why it would drive everyone nuts. But he sounds like a clever guy to me.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by Vicky32

There is always one to ruin the fun. Now we just the poster who blames it all on Obama.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:00 AM
I used to think tadpoles and sperm were related to each other.

I used to think that anyone who was older than me had more blood than I did.

I used to think that having bushy eyebrows were beautiful.

I used to think that when one dog got stuck with another dog, it was because they were gay.

I used to think that I was the only person in the world who had stretch marks.

I used to think that there were actual women inside those very narrow trucks with pictures of the nearly naked women on them along the Las Vegas Strip.

I used to think that if I concentrated hard enough, I could actually change the color of my eyes.

ROFL....I miss being a kid.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:08 AM
I used to think the government's job was to protect and rule rather than to scam and bilk.
I used to think clear evidence of wrongdoing would be enough to assure justuce.
I used to think just because a person suffered it gave them a kind of moral purity.
I used to think Americans would never put up with being under constant survalience, online and off, or with having their kids groped by government goons in airports.
I used to think an institution as serious-looking as the Fed must have a clear and important purpose that benefits the general public, even if I couldn't quite put my finger on what that was.

edit on 7/27/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 02:40 AM
I used to think my Pap's pick-up had a "Super Charger"! He'd say:
" Go ahead Bek, now You can flip it.."
I was about 5, and I remember sliding up to the edge of the seat and leaning over to flip that switch. And man, I'd hit it, and that old Ford would take off!!

I told my Gram about this story a while back after my Pap had gone. She said "OOOhhh honey!!! Pap didn't have a super charger in that old truck. You were hittin the fog lights!!"

I love My Pap

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 08:43 AM
I used to think I could get pregnant when swimming in a pool when I was quite young.

I used to think that 7x11 equaled 7 Eleven (as in the store...)

I used to think that my pets could talk when I left the room.

I used to think that I would be discovered as the most beautiful person in the world, and therefore would have to rule the Earth because my beauty surpassed everyone else and that my beauty automatically made me the most intelligent person in the world. Ya. I'm dead serious...

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 09:30 AM
My father told me that Mary poppins was in "the sound of music" too. I asked him why she does not use any magic.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 11:04 AM
One of my brothers convinced me that if you spin in circles fast enough, you will catch up with the earth's rotation, and you will be effectively weightless. And then you'll puke because you'll get "space sick" in a zero gravity environment! (That was back in the days of the Apollo missions).

I thought you would get a girl pregnant by kissing her on the lips.

When I was very small, I thought my dad's Dodge Rambler had a big spring in it like one of my wind up cars, and that when he stepped on the pedals it was winding up the big spring under the engine.

A couple of times when I was about 4 years old, I thought I saw a little man with a red pointed hat in the woods behind our house. I told my mom, and was so excited that the whole family went out to prove to me that there was nothing out by the woods. All there was, was a ring of mushrooms in the grass where the woods began.....

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 11:19 AM
I used to wonder if everyone got undressed to take a shower. Then I'd be afraid that someone would find out I took a shower naked, but I didn't like wearing wet clothes.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 11:57 AM
When I was very young 4-6 years old...I used to think everyone could "see" pictures of things that hadn't happened yet...

Got that notion beat out of me soon enough. I used to believe that magic was real...that if I wished real hard on a shooting star, my step-father would disappear I used to believe that everyone could talk to animals...just like talking with people.

I used to believe that everyone could "hear" flowers and trees. I used to believe that I was all alone in the I know that is not, I've found a whole world full of people who experience those very same things, that shut me off from people when I was a very young girl.

So, I still believe...

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:00 PM
I used to think that everyone called moths "wind millers" turns out that no one knew what I was talking about. I didn't realize until I was 21. Apparently it was something that my Mom thought was cute so she never corrected me. Gah. Then my Grandpa used to have an old cb radio in his truck, he told me I could talk to Santa on it. I did, frequently. I used to think that when people went on vacation they were going to Mexico. Only. I used to think that animals could talk and wondered why they didn't trust me. I used to think that the world was black and white until they invented color. Pretty sure this was from watching television. I used to think that broccoli was just a miniature tree and wondered what the roots looked like. I used to think that there were two continents, China and America and that we were on one side and China was on the other and that when it was day time here it was exactly the opposite there even with the weather. If it was raining here it was sunny there. Then, was told at an early age that pregnant women had swallowed watermelon seeds and effectively had a watermelon in their belly. Last, black people got that way from drinking too much coffee, I was always worried for my Mom.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:52 PM
reply to post by wildoracle13

Pretty funny stuff there, I like the one about the coffee. We call moths "millers" around here too. Not wind millers...just millers. I thought it was a local thing, like how we call bologna, jumbo!! Go Pittsburgh

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 02:14 PM
reply to post by MidnightSunshine

I think calling them just "millers" is common. I can't figure out where the "wind" part came in either. haha

posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:38 PM
I used to think that if you ate something past the expiry date that I would die.

posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 08:43 PM

Here is something, and i have to admit i was not a kid but an adult when i thought this. The reason being i am not a native English speaker...and you do not learn *everything* in school

When i moved to the states....i saw that many, many people in the suburban areas had a "Garage Sale" sign out.
I started to wonder why so many people sold their Garages...

posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 08:51 PM
I used to believe that I had a heart and a soul; Two physical organs within the chest, one on each side.

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