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Originally posted by followtheevidence
There was a 16-year-old girl this year who killed herself after researching prophesied 2012 doomsday disasters.
There's a very REAL consequence to posting this sort of subject-matter online. You just never know who your audience is going to be. These sorts of scenarios can have a very real and irrevocable impact on an impressionable mind. We're all susceptible to the power of suggestion. So no, I don't take these threads lightly given the possible scope of their influence.
Lately, there's a growing element of mania associated with the prediction threads here on ATS. I've learned to stay away. I really have to call into question the motive for posting one failed prediction after another.
Part of me truly wonders if these "prophets" are merely posting because they want to feel exceptional or unique or important more so than for the purpose of actually warning anyone of some future nonissue.
Just one girl's opinion ...
FTEedit on 14-8-2012 by followtheevidence because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by CrikeyMagnet
I do believe this thread is a reaction to one I created.
Fact is, this was not about some other failed prediction, this was about the hysteria surrounding the Olympics.
Seeing signs in things there clearly was not. Some were so convinced that something would happen, linking all the evidence, and supporting proof they could. They were wrong.
Originally posted by Snoopy1978
So loudly "speculating" about bombs while in an airplane or a fire in a packed theatre is ok too?
Words have meaning and stirring a panic, consequences.
Originally posted by mideast
reply to post by followtheevidence
Some people do like to look like prophets , without being good.
But , I have noticed that many people are afraid of the propaganda-machine and want to make others aware of the situation.
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On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The sole suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later.
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