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Suggestion for a new Forum-Positive News

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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After reading all of the doom and gloom threads and posts recently here on ATS, I was thinking about suggesting a forum specifically for positive news - perhaps stories of people helping one another and doing something for someone else, for people who have overcome extraodinary odds and have gone on to accomplish great things,or just something to help remind us that although we are human, there are still positive things to think about and look forward to. Im not talking about a bunch of happy, happy joy joy hippie I love you stuff (even though that wouldn't hurt much even if there were. I suppose there wouldn't really be any conspiracy there, (but some would say that people have ulterior motives), but thats not always the case. Sometimes it just comes down to doing the right thing.
Anyway, just thought I would throw that out there. I can think of at least 3 current articles here -

Disabled Girl saves man
video.foxnews.com...

Kentucky Woman Helping Homeless stay warm
www.foxnews.com...

and this one, which is good..I couldn't even imagine being stuck in a wreck for this long...

news.yahoo.com...

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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I starred and flagged this thread before I'd even read it - yes, we NEED this forum!

Reading a bit of positive news always gives me hope, puts a smile on my face and puts things into perspective for me and I just don't read enough of it!

Think of the difference it'll make to people's days, just by reading ONE piece of positive news - it'll inspire them to want to do better with their lives. Lord knows we need some positivity in this world!

Get a positive news forum on here and we can drown out the sound of all the doom and gloom/end of the world idiots!



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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no such thing as positive news!

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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I think it's a great idea! We need individual stories to populate and/or counteract all the negative news that's flooding our minds 24/7 from both mainstream and alternative outlets. It doesn't matter how trivial they may be, even if it's someone getting a cat out of a tree, as long as it's true and shows the goodness of people. Everything that's pretending to be "news" out there is designed to keep us in fear, anger, disgust, etc. There's nothing informative or newsworthy about it. And when it comes to events which counteract against the Media's agenda, it's the good old "Tree in the Forest" syndrome. I.E. if the Media didn't cover it, it didn't happen, right?

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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Suggesting a good news forum is a nice idea and one I would personally be in favor of, but on sites like this, it's about as likely as a porn site featuring the fully clothed : It just ain't what folks are here to see.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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If this statement is true:

"We create our reality by what we focus on:

(and I believe it is)

then you're idea is a good one.

I think it would do some folks here a bit of good to focus on something positive once in a while..



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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nibiru colide with elenin and hit the brown dwarf nemesis , and all sucked up in the space Federal Reserve Bank and the Illuminatii zion ocult world lords, ...and then ..peace



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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With all due respect..

No, this is an unnecessary addition.
First off, in the belowtopsecret area (off topic), there are tons of "happy" and soft forums..such as music, games, general chit chat where these things can go into.

as far as making it a main forum..sort of pointless. this is a conspiracy website..meaning even normal serious news shouldn't be in here (but it is anyhow) unless there is some conspiracy value in it.

The more unfocused the site becomes, the less likely quality speculation and research can be done on what is here already...

If for instance you had a million minds working on 2 or 3 different forums, you would have incredible threads packed full of information, but instead, we have dozens upon dozens of forums with threads coming out every second..and so only a few threads here and there get properly visited and researched...

If anything, there should be discussions about how to remove some forums overall. Why do we need half a dozen political forums? Why do we need 3+ religious forums? Why do we need a media forum seperate from music, etc...the website is already too complex...reduction is required.

ATS is taking tips from the federal government..making things huge, unfocused, and ineffective.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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As a rational--some would say otherwise--pessimistic cynic, my many decades of life has clearly shown me that while we may all welcome "happy" news, we best be on our guard for the alternative. Actually, the situation is much worse than making it a black or white spectrum between the two extremes. Too many people are naive and gullible for offical words saying nice about the condition of our world.

Today, like no other time in history because of the reaches of the internet, we are overwhelmed with info. Some good, some bad, Unfortunately, a very great deal of it is intended to tell us that the bad is really good for us. The recent "problem" in Japan is a perfect, clearcut example. But of course, it comes in so many ways, this disinformation. It comes from any official source from industry or government, or even some seemingly benign source such as the FDA, the AMA, or the PTA.

NASA, for example, a "good news" only outfit? You doubt that? Consider that wonderous history of the shuttle and all of the positive words given it over the four decades it has been the centerpiece of the US space effort. The reality of that whole program is that craft was a deathtrap. Disagree? Consider its basic history. Of a bit more than 130 missions, there were two catastrophic failures. The odds of a shuttle failing in some manner was about once in 64 flights. That is the simple facts of the matter, but how many sheeple are fully aware of that ridiculous rate of failure? Would your family, friends or even your government allow you to drive to the supermarket if the odds were 1 in 64 you wouldn't return alive?

No, happy news is not the answer, truth and honest would be the better but we see less of it daily.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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sigh, I was not talking about "happy" news. Im talking about positive news. Yes, its good to be aware and skeptical of certain news articles, but it is just as equally important to be aware of the good things that are happening as well. Other wise you are in effect, creating a vacuum of negativity that is almost like a sore - it will fester and swell to the point of blowing up. I know its a gross analogy, but sometimes its ok to think about the positive. Otherwise, there is no hope for the future. Thank you for your comments, and peace be to you.
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by Veritas1
reply to post by Aliensun
 


sigh, I was not talking about "happy" news. Im talking about positive news. Yes, its good to be aware and skeptical of certain news articles, but it is just as equally important to be aware of the good things that are happening as well. Other wise you are in effect, creating a vacuum of negativity that is almost like a sore - it will fester and swell to the point of blowing up. I know its a gross analogy, but sometimes its ok to think about the positive. Otherwise, there is no hope for the future. Thank you for your comments, and peace be to you.
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I mentioned nativity and gullible sheeple and the current trend of extreme disinformation on about everything that interests the average person. I also gave two, in your face, specific examples without needing to research either. My professional training was in journalism, not denial,



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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This is certainly noted and appreciated. I suppose I misunderstood your post. Thank you for comment, and peace be to you my friend.



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