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What it be like, ATSers?

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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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I've been reading posts and replies for about two years, and feel its about time to contribute. I doubt I'll start an astonishing thread, as I am very busy in real life running the rat race. I mean too occupied to report breaking news, unless by chance . Nonetheless, I can now add my two cents here and there because there are those times where I want to call someone out or give another a flag.

About my views... I am open minded, but not naive. I evolve my thoughts daily, so I cant really label myself. I believe in the Creator, in Jesus, ETs and Science. I don't believe in politicians or organized religions. I hate (well, really really don't like) the way our country and society has evolved.

About me... I am a family man, I work hard and live paycheck to paycheck. I used to be free and roam wildy, but am glad I have a reason to live now. I have a dry sense of humor and express myself in sarcastic, cheese laced rants and through photoshopped images. Ill prob make fun of you, too. Just dont be stupid, or at least make sure you can take a joke.

Anyway, sorry to ramble, thanks for reading my intro. and I look forward to chewing the cud with those of you kindred spirits. I wonder how many words in this intro are on the t 3 r r 0 r watch list.

Oh ya, Im thinking of obtaining a license to carry and pack a BOB. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Im not some paranoid anti anything, I just want to have a decent chance if SHTF.

What the * is OP? original poster?

See you around.




posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Welcome to ATS! As you correctly guessed OP = Original Post and/or Original Poster so it could refer to the thread itself or the person who started it depending on context. It took me a while to get that one too.


As for breaking news, I don't do much of that either, people here are too fast. A well placed comment is just as good though offering insight or personal opinions on a subject. It's about all I do due to the fast posting rate here.


You will do just fine I think. Enjoy your time here and I look forward to seeing you on the boards before the SHTF.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Welcome to the funny farm.....in honor of your arrival, I'm happy to present you, with your very own custom made,

*Official* ATS Straight Jacket. Wear it in good health.......






Des
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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Thanks '___'! I've been trying to reply to some threads, but didn't have the option until you welcomed me. I wonder when my avatar will show up. I know I did it correctly, because it was confusing as h4ll.

Anyway I appreciate the nod, see you around speed.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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Thanks for the site warming gift Destiny. I'll have to stuff that one in my BOB, it definitely fits the occasion. I enjoyed your reply, and most def give you a star for originality. I have to look up the meaning of the numbers and acronyms in peoples avatars, pretty intriguing.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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What it c like? Happy to have you! I don't have a thread starting bone. But I'm working on 2 ideas lol. Either way I love the opinions more!!



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 01:54 AM
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posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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What the * is OP? original poster?



 



OP if one says it like "owe-pee", then OP was Sheriff Andy Griffiths son on the TV series "Mayberry", with Barney & Ant Bee as regular co-stars

or if one says the Letter sounds "OH-Pee"...it could be txt for: original post/ opening post/ only post/ ornery person...

ornery
adjective, -ner·i·er, -ner·i·est. Dialect.
1.ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper: No one can get along with my ornery cousin.
2.stubborn: I can't do a thing with that ornery mule.
3.................
4.inferior or common; ordinary.



the worlds an oyster

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