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Originally posted by DeadSeraph
For those who are attempting to criticize the material presented by Alonzo Typer as being false:
I understand the value you place in skepticism. Rationality and critical thinking are crucial. Skeptics play a fundamental role in both our world and here at ATS, and I respect your vigilance. However, consider for a moment if this person is actually telling the truth? How would you feel if at 90 years of age you were having your life picked apart by people not even half your age who never lived your life or witnessed what you witnessed? If this person is well on in years as he claims, is it not unreasonable for him to neglect to post some of the more tacit details of his WWII experiences? It's clear from the bulk of his first 2 posts in this thread, that he was attempting to set up some back ground in order to get down to the details of what we'd all like to hear.
This isn't to say that I believe or disbelieve the story being presented here. But at the very least, let the man finish his story, and THEN pick it apart as you please. I'm not sure why there is the need to be the first skeptic on page one to debunk a story or claim. Regardless of the veracity of the claims, there will be those who believe them, and those who don't. You needn't prove to the world that you were the first person to call B.S.
Let him finish his story, and then have at it. I for one, would like to hear the whole thing before I draw my conclusions or begin sleuthing and picking things apart (and I'm sure others here would also like to hear the whole story). You aren't doing the community a service by chasing this person off. You can still do the community a service with your skepticism by debunking the contents of the thread long after the OP has come and gone if his claims turn out to be false, but at least let them be made. That is part of what ATS is all about, is it not?
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by charlyv
Having served in the Navy, I know they have detachments, and that is what might have been the situation. He could have been assigned to the carrier, but sent on a detachment to fly in B25s on naval missions for various reasons. It is very possible.
Also, when you first get to your ship, you are assigned lower level duty until you are sent to your shop, and even then you get sent out to do the dirty work. Chipping paint is something most enlisted people wind up doing in the navy.
It doesn't sound like any of you people ever served.
joined the navy
Originally posted by AlonzoTyper
As I have previously stated, I am not here to deceive anyone. Only to tell a story
Originally posted by ProRipp
According to AT's profile he's got 204 Flags ????
I count 23 ?
Has he had them all snatched back ?
Summat fishy going on 'ere !
(story had me riveted though !)
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by ProgressiveSlayer
hi - to save time and cut out the " clutter " of other peoples replies , please read :
the aggregated posts , thread 2
the aggregated posts thread 1
they are the posts of " alonzo typer " - by thread
read them carefully - and shout " walt " when you have noticed a total of 5 from the following :
mutually exclusive statements
examples of evasive backpeddling / obsfucation
gross historical inacuracies
in just a few posts - it cannot maintain basic internal consistancy in its tail