Originally posted by grandmakdw
It all boils down to this. Do you care? If you do and are afraid, then don't post or reply.
If you are intelligent enough to know this happens and don't care because it is going to happen no matter what. If YOU know you aren't a danger to
society or a weirdo who is going to do something that makes headlines in the MSM. Then have fun on ATS
Thats the thing IMO. The older I get the more cranky I get about being silenced or being made to feel I must stay silent when my opinion may not be
mainstream, PC, part of the groupthink, condoned by all. What sort of civilization or culture demands that anyway?? Well, no good ones nor ones that
actually last very long.
My double entendres and all aside... Ive been here a long time.. this is the second incarnation and account. Ive been around a long time in general.
Do I think ATS is a cia front or a lab run by the owners(s)?? Heck no. Is it observed by others? Heck yes like all other boards ( except maybe the
purse board on eBay). Do we have nefarious govt members? Maybe.. but its unneeded.. some members do their work for them and their input isnt needed
for the desired result to be observed. I know there are a lot of govt workers on here and feds.. so what? Folks flipping out over that and ex mil and
etc.. silliness.. then preaching freedom of speech and tolerance out the other side of their mouths. Scary govt agents are just not needed.. some of
our members are doing their job for free.. and with glee. Some even go back to their little boards and report on the chaos they caused and for
whatever reason get some sort of rush of coolness from it.
There will always be a core group here.. under diff accounts or names or whatever over the yrs.. that see the real gem we have. I hope newbies, og's
and everyone in between there will be found that core that weathers the BS and keeps things true. If I can get arrested for speaking my mind to
council and get threatened in my own town with local govt issues Im being mouthy about.. and putting my money where my mouth is concerning... for
simply speaking about things passionately - we have a serious social disease in RL. It makes us older ones ill to see the squashing of passion about
our country, lives, govt, and FUTURE. Here... we can network with like minds and flesh out ideas we may have had yet didnt have all the pieces. We can
learn from those who know more.. and avoid the mistakes of those who have gone before. This is an incredible resource... and I do question those who
take away from it and try to scare others with BS about the owners and all. Having been around the "truth" community a long long time.. there is a
score, you know.
There are those out there who would do ATS harm for no other reason that money, power, or some mental issue that they really dont
realize they have.. or revel in..and use their board members in their manipulations. Im NOT the only one who has seen this first hand and knows whats
Question the "disinfo" youre being fed by the ones who act so strange they cry FIRE in this theatre, yet sit there to watch the folks rush the door.
The idea, or fact, of govt agencies FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD observing message boards is nothing new. The OP was not some profound bit of choice info.
This crap started long ago... even on dial up BBS and compuserve.
Its not dejavu.. Ive seen the OPs not very well thought out assertations puked
out on here regularly.The problem is the singling out a board and them posting something to cause fear of repercussion in membership. Seems pretty
damn plain as day to me.
Just cause it was weird as hell...
As far as the questioning of mods participating in a thread.. are you freaking serious?? Why else would TIME and PASSION be volunteered for free if
the horrible mods didnt love the place and have passion about the subjects? They are not allowed to participate without something nefarious being
inferred?! Good lord... where are some of you from? Who are you?? What the hell is wrong with you?? These are PEOPLE who are members first, mods
second. They give a good chunk of their lives running this and babysitting all of us for free and providing this platform for you for free... many
times along side rel life jobs and family stuff. Im serious.. some folks have some issues they need to seriously consider. Dont you realize mods were
members just like you BEFORE being spoken to about becoming a moderator? Did you realize some of the regular members here are ex mods?? Where some of
the BS here is pulled from.. I dont want to even know. Just cause you thunked it dont make it true. Real super simple, dont like it here.. dont be
here. If youre getting your freedom fighter fix here by bucking the system thats nice and all, cheaper than therapy and bail, but you just look like a
moron to the rest of us.. and its pretty annoying after a while.