reply to post by fleabit
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First and foremost, this post is going to be looong! So please bear with me. On a serious note, I want you to understand that I am not patronizing
you, talking down to you, or making fun of you. To address your points....
You may think you're not judging one way or another... but you are. It's human nature and we all do it autonomously, most often beyond our own
control. There's nothing wrong with it, and I think we all are mature enough to accept some form of judgment at least once in our life. You are
judged immediately once you post a comment here. You are judged even moreso when you make a strong assertion on this forum. And those who don't
provide input, but casually stroll through and observe, well, they judge too. Nothing wrong with it at all. It is what it is and we all should be
able to handle it.
First off, Paris was attacked fairly early on because it was as just as quickly apparent what his motives were/are. His background was already in
question long before he made himself known on ATS. I can only assume he thought members of one forum are completely different from members of another
forum, and that information on both forums are somehow segregated. And his assertions and implications just raised a lot of red flags. Second, when
the videos and investigations he put forth were dissected and analyzed, coupled with the circumstantial information surrounding those videos and his
investigative methods, it was nearly impossible to discount all of the irregularities of the overall picture. Protect the interests of his clients?
One of whom happens to be a team member? Bogus... Thirdly, I can say that I agree when you said that we "attack immediately, debunk immediately"
because I think people are fed up with being presented with obvious BS. And you can't blame the "speed" at which the constructive criticism is
executed. You should be greatful that there are many quick-witted/keen individuals here that are watching your back and seeking the same as
you---good evidence that leads to insightful discussions (NOT some sort of slap you in the face, kick you in the crotch, publicity stunt). And
lastly, I think people were/are passionate about unearthing fakes/hoaxes and the stunts that propagate or are propagated by them, because it either
helps filters out some of the already outrageous and unbelievable stories that are already here (Lest we forget, we are after all on ATS). Or it
demonstrates how serious people are about certain issues and stories. Some people dedicate their lives, retirement annuities, and precious time to
researching things like UFOs, MIBs, and other worldly-conspiracies, because they want to know the truth. API, capitalizes on this merely and solely
for profit---at least, so it seems thus far. And call it preemptive, or being cautious. I call it erring on the side of reality, not fantasy.... or
The jokes, I think, are all in good fun. How else can one maintain sanity without a bit of humor? Realistically and admittingly, I think most of us
use the laughter to shroud some of our deepest feelings... in that many of us felt foolish or blatantly lied to. Some people take stories about MIBs
seriously. Me? Well, since I worked for the government, I can argue that I was, myself, an MIB since I wore mostly dark suits and ties LOL. But
frankly, I don't have even the slightest interest in the MIB conspiracy. But I respect that others do. And when you peak a person's interest so
greatly by presenting a compelling video, then crush their hopes of finding the truth, well.... it's like finding out Santa Claus doesn't exist.
Yes, he does exist! Why? Because my grand-daughter told me so LOL. So I think you shouldn't get defensive when I, or anyone else, resorts to
Eight months ago, I retired after years in government service, and spent the past few months travelling and enjoying my free time. Needless to say,
many souvenirs, many great experiences, and a nearly drained "vacation" bank account later, I had much spare time to surf the web. As you can tell,
I am a newbie to this web site. Came across it when I first heard of API back in 2011... then I put Google in overload. I came across like-minded
critics here, and that is what compelled me to create an account and put in my two cents. Yes you can get on my case for only scrapping the tip of
the iceberg on what goes on here on ATS. And by no means am I competing for popularity points or "stars." These past few weeks were eye-opening as
I came to discover that ATS virtually covers all interesting and far-out topics imaginable. So please excuse me if I am not familiar with how the
mods operate on this site. I'm not looking for drama as I have had my fare share in service.