The 50 Shades Of Debate Party - JOIN ME IN ELECTION FOR ATS REGENT

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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Following on from this thread THE ATS ELECTION THREAD and after reading a thread for another ATS Party (Whom I shall not promote for political reasons), may I introduce the "50 SHADES OF DEBATE" ATS Party, and myself as ATS Regent Candidate Chris Dickinson (Just Chris)

Name: Chris Dickinson
D.O.B: 28th December 1987
P.O.B: Hull, England (Birth Certificate is available on request
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Occupation: Self Employed Web Designer
Religion: Atheist/I look at things from a scientific perspective

After reading of the idea of electing an ATS Regent, and having an open view on many topics here on Above Top Secret, I ask YOU, the ATS Member to join the 50 Shades Of Debate Party ahead of the Official Poll.

Having been a member for over two year's now. Already I believe I voice a strong opinion on many of my popular subjects surrounding Aliens & UFO's, 2012 and the Grey Area. I was recently highlighted on the ATS Recap show for this topic HERE which generated fantastic debate, and overall I believe the 50 Shades Of Debate Party can really move ATS in the right direction. Away from the trolls, duplicate threads and uninspired topics, and into a bastion of real-world information which can only be envied by various other minor forums and websites across the web.

The Official Motto is: "Trust isn't something you can buy. It's something you have to earn!"

With that in mind, may I introduce some of our policies ahead of election:

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Marriage: Marriage is the bond of a relationship between two individuals. Be it Male-Female, Male-Male or Female-Female. Atoms Universally connected through the law of attraction which is the true meaning of Love.

Abortion: Abortion is a subject which varies from person to person. Therefore it should remain legalised. People must consider abortions for a number of reasons. Age and Wealth to name but a few, but because everybody must have given freedom of choice. Abortion will remain legal for every worldwide citizen.

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Military: Military use should always only be used for defensive purposes only. As we have legalised Drugs, we have no need to create false-flag events in order to justify an invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan. ALL Troops from around the world will be relieved of duty and stationed at military bases and rotated on general work shifts so they can spend more time with their family. More time and effort will be spent on developing better defensive techniques in the event of invasion.

Resources: Natural resources such as Oil must not be included in any long term plans to shape the world for transport and power because it's damaging the planet, its damaging the economy and more then anything it's fuelling the majority of wars! We must develop a new system that doesn't cost the car driver at the petrol pumps, and we will spend a a lot of time and money on developing a new resource that can harness the power of our own star, the sun - Solar Power.

Space Exploration: Although NASA have claimed that space is now available to commercial companies, we believe organisations such as this have absolutely NO RIGHT to claim who can and cannot make the leap into space! Countries must work hard to forget about personal battles and races to reach the moon, mars and other nearby worlds and we must work together as a planet to develop space technology that can allow us to reach our neighbouring stars.

Secret Agendas: One of our key policies is to hand the media back to the public. The government and key individuals across the world have held a monopoly on information YOU the viewer and listener have access to and usually it is for their advantage. One way of achieving this is to appoint an annual leader to take control of the media that is voted for by the public. We need to make important knowledge a key agenda of the media. Topics such as UFO's, Space Exploration and Aliens will be taken more seriously. Every personal footage will be taken into consideration and nothing will be missed or hidden away from public sight. Celebrities will be given minimal airing time, and instead more local heroes, experts and specialists will be given broadcast time they deserve!

If secrets are been hidden, we will address them! Projects that are trying hard to expose a number of corrupt individuals across the world will be given funding, defence and security in order to pursue and expose key world events to the public. The Internet must be made a free public resource. All ISP's will be shut down and free Internet Access must be provided for the everyone! Websites such as Piratebay will be left open and the problems will lie entirely with the music and film industry. These large corperations already make tons of money and it will be down to them to make their content harder to copy and file share. We don't believe file sharing to be a crime and we will fight against anybody who claims otherwise!

Economy: The economy drives the world, but at the moment it's driving the world insane. Money is the root of all evil and we must address that! We need to lower the retirement age and free up the jobs for the youth!

Education: The entire school system needs changing. All end of year tests, and major exams will be dropped. In countries such as the UK (where I reside) students will remain at school until the age of 18 and will be given the opportunities to learn a trade from a young age. Too much time is spent, and wasted on teaching children and teenagers to be educated in pointless subjects such as Religious Education and Physical Education. We need to make the core subjects like Maths and English the key, but above all, Science must become a focal point in a child's education. Within Science alone, Subjects such as Space, Aliens, etc is completely ignored and more time will be spent educated the masses.

From middle teens, children will be encouraged to learn a trade before leaving school/college. Those who refuse to participate are free to do so, however will be given no time after leaving school and absolutely no funding. Those who excel, will be given the publicity they deserve.

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All positions in the party are open for nomination between official party members. The 50 Shades Of Debate Party does indeed have 50 different Shades for how debate should be constructed, and this will be announced in due course.

Thank You,

ATS REGENT CANDIDATE - Chris Dickinson of the 50 Shades of Debate Party.
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Isn't it amazing how time almost grinds to a halt, when you're watching paint dry ?

The subtle changes in sheen as time passes, and you want to touch it, to see if it really is
" touch dry "

Go on be a devil ! You can always repaint it if you're wrong ! And the extra coat won't go amiss....

( Once it HAS dried, of course....)



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Sounds as though your party is very much in line with ours, I invite you to check our party out and possibly join forces in some way!

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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I sent to you some interview questions concerning your entry into the race for Regent. Please take the time when you have it to answer the questions and send them back to me. I will be posting the interview in the candidate interview thread.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Good Afternoon fellow ATS citizens, and friends-a-like.

With regards to PurpleChiten's comment, I have took a little time out of my busy day-to-day schedule, and although you have some valid points of interest, your opinion that the 50 Shades of Debate party "Sounds as though your party is very much in line with ours" is a statement that unfortunately on this occasion is one that I cannot agree with, entirely.

The 50 Shades of Debate Party will be in no position now, nor in the near future to join any Coalition.

Yours in Good Faith,

Chris Dickinson - ATS Regent Candidate for the 50 Shades Of Debate Party.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by OpinionatedB
I sent to you some interview questions concerning your entry into the race for Regent. Please take the time when you have it to answer the questions and send them back to me. I will be posting the interview in the candidate interview thread.
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Good Afternoon OpinionatedB,

Yes I have indeed received your Personal/Private Message and will take a couple of minutes out of my time to answer your questions regarding the ATS Regent Election.

Yours in Faith,

ATS REGENT CANDIDATE - Chris Dickinson of the 50 Shades of Debate Party.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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Thank you Chris,

and when you are done with the interview perhaps you might like to add your voice in answering some of the debate questions in the debate thread, it was admittedly a bit of a mess in the beginning but now is shaping up quite nicely in there.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Just an update from myself regarding question-time.

Good Afternoon fellow ATS Regent Candidate's

1. Do you think a world-view discussion is necessary for the Regent position?
Why? On this occasion, I think not. People have/had the opportunity to form a party and those who wish to step away from the battlefield should hold fire for now. Once a Regent has been selected, I see no reason why we cannot create dedicated areas for ATS citizen's to air their own opinions.

2. How would you differentiate yourself between the other candidates approaches to this position?
What makes you unique? Simply by my choice of words. ATS members will soon recognise those who cannot string two clearly balanced sentences together and I will never criticise any other ATS Regent Candidate's for their opinions. We all have our ideas and each should be respected. This is where members will see that the 50 Shades Of Debate party is a Party for ALL members, regardless of culture and opinion.

3. How would ATS benefit from your leadership?
They'd notice huge leaps and bounds in a very short time. With negotiations between myself and ATS Superiors, I'll be able to build a strong bridge and a platform for users to air their opinions and build a website and community with them in mind.

The 50 Shades Of Debate Party are absolutely against Internet Bullying, but we are also recognise those who are of the "trolling" agenda. With a successful election, the Bullying WILL stop. The on-going arguments between nations such as the USA & the UK WILL stop. And the Trolls WILL be extinguished!

Yours in Faith,

ATS REGENT CANDIDATE - Chris Dickinson of the 50 Shades of Debate Party.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by OpinionatedB
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Thank you Chris,

and when you are done with the interview perhaps you might like to add your voice in answering some of the debate questions in the debate thread, it was admittedly a bit of a mess in the beginning but now is shaping up quite nicely in there.
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Hello again OB Waters,

I have now sent off my reply to you and I hope you receive it in due course.

Yours in Good Faith,

JC.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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Fellow ATS Members, please pledge your support to "The 50 Shades Of Debate Party" and add the code below into your signature.

[ url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread852360/pg1]CLICK HERE TO VOTE "Just Chris" ATS REGENT - The 50 Shades of Debate Party.[/url] [ pic ]rj4fe3786b.gif[ /pic ][/ ]

Please note, you'll have to close the brackets up tight against each other for it to work...

Thank you for your support.
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posted on Jun, 22 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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More Q&A's answered here..

1 - Would you suggest altering, changing or creating new Boards?

No not entirely. I think they are a number of regular discussed topics that could probably warrant a new board of their own such as "Zombies" to name but one. In fact, I think a lot of users probably haven't even been on a vast majority of the boards because they tend to go on the forums that interest them so perhaps a little re-organising of the topics is what's required here.

2 - How do you feel about the Flags?

It's a reward system, simple as that. Just like Facebook has a "Like" system and Twitter has a "Re-tweet" function. Members need a way of boosting the popularity of a topic they're interested in and having previously built forum boards from scratch myself, there's no simpler system you could adopt to do the job it's doing.

3 - How do you feel about the Stars?

Similarly to above, the Star system is a good way of getting users to interact with each other and for me, the "Star + Flag" system go hand-in-hand.

4 - What would you DO to reinforce the T&C?

Rules are their to be followed, and those abusing and bending those rules must be warned via PM, and should it continue as it usually does with trolling/bullying, I would like ATS to highlight that user and make them publicly recognised by everyone for future reference. Too many users are easily given the opportunity to populate their threads simply by using words such as "100% Proof" or "Undeniable Evidence", etc when in reality it may be just their opinion. Warnings need to be given out to these users too.

ATS needs to be bastion of information for every guest and member that visits the website, we have no time for dis-information on these boards.

5 - What would you suggest to help out new members arriving?

All NEW members will be welcomed publicly by myself "Just Chris" ATS Regent when they reach the 20 post limit and create their first thread. They will then be sent a PM giving them a brief intro into the site, where to find things, how to upload photos, etc. It's the little things that New users need to get a grasp of quickly if we are to secure them as a long term member.

6 - What would you DO to help lurkers turn into avid participants?

First off, we'd need to address the likely scenarios as to why a "Lurker" you refer to is hesitating...is it because the quality of content is drifting off-topic, is it because of trolling or bullying, or is it because they feel any comments they add may be lost in a particular busy thread. My solution is to cut down on the members who are posting single line and "Smiley" posts and leave the threads free for intense debate. Lurkers who see a quality thread WILL post if they feel their comments are welcome.

7 - What would you suggest to promote ATS, that already doesn't exist?

As a Web Designer by trade, I work a lot with Search Engine Optimisation when working with all of my clients. Naturally the social side of things such as Facebook and Twitter are ABSOLUTELY vital to drawing the attention of new visitors. And it just so happens that I have at least 2 Facebook pages that each carry over 10,000 Likes per page. Advertising on here has awesome effects as I've seen for myself.

I would also like to open a new section of ATS that has a page jam-packed full of animated avatars, banners, etc for members to distribute across other forums and the web. On this page we'd also welcome members who have designs of their own to submit. "Word of mouth promotion is the key here.

8 - What would be your stance on trolling?

As many of you should be aware with regards to the 50 Shades Of Debate Party, we are absolutely against Trolling/Bullying and Nation bashing! We have no room for it, and it puts a huge downer on the operation of a successful ATS, which is the overall goal here.

As mentioned above, these members need to be brought into the limelight so everybody knows exactly who they are, the times they are likely to post, the topics they are likely to post on, etc. I'm confident a "zero tollerance" approach would work wonders...instant ban for all trolls!

9 - The WATS system. Any changes you would recommend?

This is an area that I haven't had much time to look into at this moment in time, but make no mistake no stone will be left un-turned.

10 - Finally, what makes you different from the other candidates?

Because I honestly believe the other candidates don't have it in them to back-up the points they've made. The difference is I can. I live, breath and die for ATS. I'm on it for hours on end every day. I'm not a huge poster, but don't get me wrong i'm the type of guy who just likes to read quality content, and if I feel I have something to add, i'll post.

I'm a reasonable guy and I honestly feel I would be a great representative and voice for the members of ATS.

Thanks
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posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 11:59 PM
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Just dropping by to wish all my opponents good luck.

S&F



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posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 06:24 AM
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Some more questions I've recently answered for the ATS Members...

1. True Blood or Twilight?
True Blood by a country mile.

2. Whay's your favorite scotch?
Not a big fan of scotch. I prefer lager.

3. Does any candidate actually watch "Glee"?
Probably the immature mongrels above, but not me.

4. If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
The ability to duplicate anything I touch. Just think...lots of money!

5. How many songs of Lady Gaga do you know the words to?
None, thankfully!

6. How many fingers am I holding up?
7

7. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Judging by the recent films only....Star Trek...(not a fan of the old series though), so overall Star Wars.

8. Are any candidates an Indgo?
A what? Do you mean Indigo, as in Indigo Child? If so, still couldn't be sure!


9. Does anyone actually believe in corrective eye surgery?
Yeah it must work, in the UK it's £300 per-eye ($500-ish?), don't they peel a thin layer of your eyeball off to make it successful...not sure?

10. What's the difference between a whistle-blower and a traitor?
A whistle-blower is someone in X camp distributing or highlighting highly secretive information to members of Y camp (or the general population) whilst maintaining anonymous. A traitor is someone who simply jumps ship and blatantly and openly switches side, and may or may not take all knowledge and information with them!

Yours in Good Faith - Just Chris - ATS Regent-to-be of the 50 Shades Of Debate Party.



posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Delightful, I must be doing something right because this muppet is clearly threatened by my words towards him!

Just wait until you see the stuff I'll be posting on your campaign thread!



posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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We MUST act now! ... before it's too late!!







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