reply to post by usmc0311
I wish I had thought of this!
Brother, I wouldn't presume to tell you what to do, but I want you to be careful out there. I have nearly a quarter of a century of credentials to
back up my claim that I'm conducting a legitimate investigation under the 1st Amendment (and now, a lawyer from the ACLU) if the need should arise. So
if I get stopped, I have a plausible explanation for what I'm doing; but if YOU get taken into custody, I'm afraid that you might be labeled a
domestic terrorist and be disappeared. I applaud you for wanting to get out there, but at the same time I implore you to be VERY careful.
I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing what the Michigan ATS membership has to report in this thread. Even though my show is no longer featured on this
site, and the ATS management and I appear to be at loggerheads on some issues, and I am teetering on the brink of being one of those people/topics who
can not be discussed at all, I depend on the membership at ATS to help me do my job.
As long as I have been on the Internet, I have never been associated with a more well informed, intelligent, and courteous group of people than those
I have found here at ATS. I've made a lot of speculations about NASA and things celestial; but Phage has always set me straight. I've been extremely
critical of those LEOs that taze pregnant women, kill an elderly Marine in his own home, or beat people on videotape; but I'm proud to say that I can
call ATS LEOs like Xcathdra my friend. There will always be the odd troll, but I have found the membership of ATS to be good people, men and women of
goodwill, who are dedicated to the pursuit of the truth when it comes to alternative news, even if what they find doesn't necessarily jibe with their
world view. That's why we are here right? To learn, and "Deny Ignorance."
After TTiV went out on its own, the reason I stuck around ATS - besides having access to breaking news that doesn't show up in the MSM until days
later, if at all - was so that I could continue enjoying the relationships I have built up here over the past 18 months. I have some really good
friends here, and good "rivals" that push me to be more critical in my own thinking. I've lost so much over the past year I just couldn't bear the
thought of losing you guys too.
There will be someone who comes along here in a second, repeating the phrase I've heard so often, "Geez dude, don't get so emotionally invested in
posters on an online forum - it's not like they're real people." I beg to differ. When my daughter died you guys were here for me, holding my hand
every step of the way. You prayed for me, you sent me good vibes and well wishes, and you brought me the strength to go on living when I really didn't
care if I lived or died. So, as much as you get from me in the form of straight up journalism, believe me when I say that I have benefited WAY more in
this little relationship of ours. I consider you guys my family.
I'm especially looking forward to meeting you my Brother usmc0311. OldCorp0341 says Semper Fi.
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