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posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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Hello ATS,

My name is Ecto1, or ecto for shot. I have been a big fan of this site for years. I believe I first heard of it on the radio show coast to coast AM. I am currently a full time student but before I started school I did a four year enlistment in the NAVY as a Cryptologic Technical Technician, believe me it sounds way cooler then it actually is. Anyways I am very big into the hobby of urban exploration (mostly in old tunnels and abandon buildings). But I decided to get into the discussion here because I am fed up with how dumb people around me are about the world they live in. There is something very wrong with the direction our society is going in and frankly it scares the crap out of me. Yes people have gotten angry about things like SOPA and the NDAA but its the bigger picture that worries me. My dad told me this once when I was a kid that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water it is going to struggle to get out, if you take a frog and put it in cold water and slowly bring the water to a boil it will sit and cook to death. Anyways looking forward to adding my insight and opinions to the table.




posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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Welcome to ATS....



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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i was going to use the thread title as my profile name but was to big. : )

welcome. weapons on the left food supply on the right.



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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Welcome Ecto! I'm sure you'll enjoy the diverse and always interesting culture of ATS. There's always something going on and I wish you the very best. Glad to meet you.



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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Welcome to ATS!
On a side note: I like the analogy your Dad told you. I had to read it twice to make sense how that applies to the world we live in!

Enjoy your stay and we'll see you around!



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Welcome to ATS!

I use to tell people that we had 5000 years of religious belief and now we had 50 years of atheism in this world. Is there nothing except what your flesh eyes can see? Why is there a many-worlds-theory in quantuum mechanics? How can space-time be the same in the micro- and macro-dimensions? Then if someone can look into another dimension he would be able to see either the future or the past times depending on whether it is the micro or macro plane he is looking at. So people have been reared by the communism and modern Christianity(aligned with atheism and Marxism, original Christianity had reincarnation) who promote fighting and ateism since you only have one lifetime and no chance of rebirth. In Buddhism everything is much better since if you are poor and suffer now you will be rich in your next lifetime.

Look at the state of mind of the average people nowadays, are they living up to the basic requirements of being a human according to the religions, ie living up the 10 commandments? Are people hard working, kindhearted, truthful, tolerant, loyal to their family and spouses etc?

If people are not human anymore, if they are like animals, what is the use of keeping human society? If there really are Gods in higher dimensions, why would they want to keep human society this way? Would they not do anything about it, and is it not predestined if it already happened in higher dimensions who are ahead of our time?

According to my limited wisdom, this place will get cleansed soon(from bad people) and the big question is who can be a good person living up to the basic requirements of being human. That person will never get weeded out, because he is in line with the Universe´s characteristic so nobody has the right to eliminate that person.

I am convinced that the dreadful prophecies regarding the next few years(2012-2019) will all come true unless people improve their moral standard, it is so obvious when you look at the mental state and actions of many people today that their forecast is not so good at the moment.. If people can imprve their thoughts and actions I am sure society will become much more stable again.

In any case, I believe good and evil is balanced in tyhis universe(an din physics) so for a positive there is always a negative. Hence the world may look all evil but look around - there is something which has arrived which is called Falun Dafa Qi Gong, based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance in daily life. And it is all free of charge and has no membership, in addition 100 million people started doing it in China in 7 years until the communists banned it(we are not allowing things to become too positive..). Cultivation of mind and body is extremely powerful, I recommend it to all people and only to start thinking about being a good person every day will make a huge difference when people are bad to you and things don´t work out.

Just my two cents, no truth can be offered from me.

/Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good, Falun Dafa is good



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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me too. been watching, thought I'd join.

hello there.



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Long time caller first time listener?

What a twist!

I think there's something in that for all of us.





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