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Originally posted by TsukiLunar
Why would a dying old man show up on ATS to reveal his back story?
A typo is when you write "asssume" not when you worked for Macy's and then spelled it "Darcies."
What I find truly disappointing is that people have to argue over a simple introduction thread, giving it over 10 pages when generally such thread only garner about 12 posts if that, then someone gets jealous or persnickety and has to start a thread complaining about the introduction thread, just like OP here.
Next, we're going to have someone start a thread complaining about this one.
Grow up, please. I understand controversy is the name of this game, but there's a point when you just have to accept everything won't go your way.
You're implying that I'm jealous? I can assure you that you will find no jealousy in my comments. I took exception to the way that the 90+ man was labelled a fraud before he has even authored a thread.
Your suggestion for me to grow up is also mildly amusing considering that I am not the one that is acting like a child. I am merely calling for members to be more civil towards each other instead of descending into pointless non-debate and personal attacks. And there is nothing controversial about that.
Originally posted by MyMindIsMyOwn
I would like to know when "innocent until proven guilty" was revised to "guilty until proven otherwise".
I can answer that. When Obama decided it was OK to US citizen kill Anwar Al Alawki without a trial - or when we invaded Iraq on baseless evidence manufactured by the Bush administration. Since 9/11 the US has been on a spree of preemptive destruction while the MSM has been cheerleading and telling the public it w.as the right thing to do.
These are the social values that have arisen during the last decade - can we really expect for them to not rub off on young people in their everyday lives? Rudeness as a cultural value has also found it's way in to the mainstream of American life. Lastly, there has also been a rise in "youth culture" shall we say, where old people are considered used up and without value - indeed burdens on society.
It's good to question but we should all take care to not be rude and impolite when doing so. People make mistakes and I'm sure some of those who posted in an uncivil manner may be having second thoughts about their choice of words.
I was a rude young punk at one time myself, it took me many years to learn to treat people as I would like for them to treat me.
Society is not doing a very good job at helping our young people acquire good manners or understanding of our fellow humans.
I am just curious as to what ATS was before? You and some others keep saying its not like it used to be. I am a fairly new member, still learning the ropes around here, so does that make me a gutter rat, as you call them?
And why so quick to think someone is lying and a fake?
You trust too much on here, you get hurt...or worse, you get stupid.
Interesting you should raise this point, considering your thread provided an opportunity for exactly the sort of behavior you're protesting. If you don't want the cats to get in, don't install a doggy door.