Hello. As you should know, my name is Charles (I've never lied on ATS.) There's a chance you might have seen me post in a thread, and an even better
chance that, if you did, you saw me as rather colorless.
It makes perfect sense to draw that conclusion because of my principles for thread posting. If someone starts a "fact" thread, I'll check the source
for accuracy and to see if the story supports the headline and post. If it does, I'll try to learn why the thread author thought it was
If the thread is an opinion piece, I'll try to compare my opinion with his in order to find some common ground. Then I'll try to expand that common
ground so we each learn new truths.
Pretty boring, right?
But my objective here is to learn, and not to defeat anyone. When someone loses their ability to communicate an idea, I'll just walk away from the
Wait, I take that back. Twice I've stuck with a thread even after it was apparent that nothing could be gained from it.
But if I'm creating my own thread I get a little wilder. I'm particularly proud of my rant and some of the comments here:
OK, so that's me. Who are you? Here are some people who have replied to me:
IMO you are nowhere near as naive as you try to make out..
I have no time for people like that..
End of discussion
This is the kinda thing you don't even research because you know it's just bull#
(Referring to a court ruling that found Iran
materially supported the 9/11 attack)
do you see the little copyright symbol next to all those translations?
Rupert Murdock owns everyone of them.
Do you see a copyright for the KJV 1611 Authorized Version? Of course you don't, but why not?
Because nobody can own on Earth what is of Yah.
(Discussing various Bible translations)
First of all, Catholics are not Christians......they are Catholic. How hard is that guys? Can't people spell, much less read Sound it out! How
embarrassing that I see this same mistake almost 5 times a day on ATS.
See what I mean? I'm just not as, ummmm, "colorful," that's the word, as ATSers are.
I suspect that if I was more "colorful," I wouldn't have to pick bits of wall plaster out of my skull as often, I'd fit right in.
I have expressed my worry, that I might not fit in, to another member. He assured me that, while some ATSers would like to come after me, they can't
because they don't know where I live. I'll sleep better tonight.
SO, PLEASE HELP! Give me the advice I need to fit in comfortably here. More than once I have spoken harsh and uncharitable things to my computer
while reading a post others do not find to be exceptional. Or, give me the sad truth that I don't fit in and should explore some other site. I could
even take that.
I find that I care about the members of ATS and would like to contribute here. (I also find that I do not have a good way to end this note. So, 'Bye
for now, and yes, I'll answer questions.)
I was just about to post this and it dawned on me that I haven't given you any personal information. I don't know what you'd care about, but maybe
some of my background? I've been an Armor platoon leader, tank system researcher and analyst, Special Training Co. Commander, assigned to ASA, (The
Army branch of the NSA, back when.) postal worker, federal agent, attorney, mediator, college instructor. I suspect that any of those job
descriptions are sufficient to raise hackles, but I like to think I'm more or less normal.
edit on 17-12-2011 by charles1952 because: headline problem