posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 10:23 AM
"The Powers That Be" is a grossly over-used term in the ATS world.. it seems to usually invoke thoughts of the illumunati or bilderbergs .. or some
other all powerful entity above mankind =)
"the powers that be" is a phrase used to refer to those individuals or groups who collectively hold authority over a particular domain.
In reality .. TBTB in reference to my company would just be upper management.. or if I say TPTB when I'm referring to a television series getting
cancelled.. well I'm referring to studio execs..
So ultimately without proper context there's no way anyone could accurately guess who TPTB is referring to, he could be talking about anyone... and
that doesn't mean they have to be above him in any way, shape or form .. just the leaders of something.. but that won't stop people from making wild
accusations =) ..
This has been posted multiple times before by the way.. in a previous thread it was assumed that this wasn't a hot mic but one side of a phone