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The Waiting Game: Do You Feel It?

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posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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You are all being played by someone. The quicker information moves the more effective disinformation. Some one wants a crisis just stop and think about your world. The world where every crime, ever deviant behavior is in front of you each day.

For a week turn off your Cell, your Laptop, listen to TV Network News once each day for thirty minutes. No three-hundred cable channels, only ABC, NBC and CBS for entertainment. You have now gone back forty years.

The next week only radio only, no TV.. No Serrius or ESPN or HBO, find an a.m station, You have now gone back sixty years,

The next week read only local Newspapers. No TV, no radio, no PC, no cell only what you can digest from print, Congrats you are in 1930.

The final week, NOTHING. Conversation is your only News and information source. You are now in late 1800's rural America.

It is all about Information overload, Information KILLS.....and you are being made to dance like a puppet on strings.




posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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I was thinking that exactl same thing just before I read your post...it seems to be a drawing force...or maybe people are either waking up or becoming less afraid to talk about their true feelings...
Either way...it is nice to see so many open up.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:13 PM
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No. It's just anxiety. A gap between your ideals and reality. You can continue to believe that something is going to happen, and that you're somehow special, but that something is happening all the time, and it's only in your mind.

People are deluded into thinking that whatever happens, will be for the better. I got news for some here on ATS, if the system collapses, and anarchy ensues, you'll be praying it's all a nightmare, and that you will wake up to hear Obama on the tele in the morning, be able to go to your imagined miserable job, and collect your supposedly meager paycheck.

I can't stand where we are right now, and am not praising Obama in any way, but damned this something is nothing other than wishing the inner matched the outer, and searching for it through a future possibility that will never be actualized.

You're a dreamer living in hell. That's all.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by MissingRonnieR
You are all being played by someone. The quicker information moves the more effective disinformation. Some one wants a crisis just stop and think about your world. The world where every crime, ever deviant behavior is in front of you each day.

For a week turn off your Cell, your Laptop, listen to TV Network News once each day for thirty minutes. No three-hundred cable channels, only ABC, NBC and CBS for entertainment. You have now gone back forty years.

The next week only radio only, no TV.. No Serrius or ESPN or HBO, find an a.m station, You have now gone back sixty years,

The next week read only local Newspapers. No TV, no radio, no PC, no cell only what you can digest from print, Congrats you are in 1930.

The final week, NOTHING. Conversation is your only News and information source. You are now in late 1800's rural America.

It is all about Information overload, Information KILLS.....and you are being made to dance like a puppet on strings.


Strongly disagree, respectfully of course. It's how you use it. Information can kill but if used right you can gain knowledge. Knowledge is power. A gun can be used to kill or protect.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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The concept of a technological singularity reminds of the proposed Omega point talked about by Chardin. He talks about the increase of intelligence, and other mind blowing things. George Knapp is the host, who i am a fan of.




posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Maybe those that continue to blather on and on about “get out there and just do it” or “Pick youself up and do something” just don’t get it and never will “get it”. Then of course there are those that have chosen to speak down to others as if someone needed their opinion... obviously these types “feel” nothing at all.

Maybe they are deeply envious that they do not feel it or sense it…Maybe they need to dismiss everyone else so they can feel superior… It must be because they are totally missing the point and they are not “helping” any one.

I wonder why people that “just don’t get it” feel the need to continue. Is there a need to derail something they are not a part of? Is the fear of what you do not understand so monumental you must go out of your way to discredit or demean it?

Perhaps it is arrogance. People see the size of the thread, and feel anything this popular MUST have their participation. They read a random handful of posts to "vaguely" familiarize themselves with the topic and suddenly they know what it all about and then are convinced their immense knowledge and wisdom is needed…”These introverted basement dwellers need my thoughts and guidance like manna from heaven”…all this while not bothering to have the common courtesy to actually “read” the thread.

Obviously it’s not a hard concept to grasp. People are feeling or sensing something and have for most of their lives and they do not know what it is or why. It has nothing to do with waiting to win the lottery, help out at the soup kitchen or picking up trash in the city parks. Those that have dismissed the thread to these types of condescending rhetorical cracks have done the whole spirit of the thread and the Original Poster a serious disservice.

I will continue to drop in reality checks for those that refuse to understand the point until they do “get it” or decide it’s pointless to continuously demean and condescend the conversation.

Sorry...I had to...

/end rant.

edit on 2/26/2013 by Jeremiah65 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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Well here it goes then.
I hope I didn't get you expections up too much (or whatever that expression is)

What I have been feeling comes down to a complete change in the way we live, a change in our society.
Oh we will have a society (but not as we know it).

When I was younger this translated to:
"If I was the queen, I would shut down all the factories and everybody would live on a farm".
My idea's have evolved since then, matured I hope.
But come to think of it, in essence I was not far off then.

I will now try to explain what will lead to these changes I'm referring to and what these changes are about. (Hypothetically of course)

In order to make my point it will be near impossible to refrain from making negative remarks about society as it is. This does not mean that I am unhappy or depressed like some sceptics in this thread have suggested.
I'm merely pointing out which factors could lead up to a drastic change hmmkay?

So what's our starting point; society as it is now.
I will put it very simple (or it will be a very long read).
As you all know 1% of the population owns 99% of the worlds' riches. We can assume that those who run this place belong to the 1% that own it. And in case you don't agree. In this post, we will assume this is true.

This tiny group of people have invented all kinds of rules and trickery in order to gain more and more. I will not elaborate too much on this because it would be based mostly on my opinion and not on pure fact.

Bottom line is, the elite is in control and they want us to believe there is nothing we can do about it. Or rather, we are being distracted and kept docile so we don't even feel the need to resist.

What I believe is that this status quo cannot be maintained for much longer. We are about to reach the limit in this system. As I read here in other posts in different words, the system (for lack of a better word) seems to be 'saturated'. And eventually it will be impossible for anybody to comply. When enough cogs get stuck the system will be jammed.

I should explain this I guess.
And I'm starting with money. For convenience I will give a (very) simplistic history of money:
We first had valuable items like gold and silver. But to walk around with that was a hassle and kind of heavy so we decided to store it and instead we used paper to represent a certain amount of gold in the bank.

Long story short, to maintain an exponential growth in wealth, systems were invented that are very instable, flawed if I may say so.
As I understand it there is more paper money in the world than there is gold in the bank. The money you have in your hands is someone else's debt (so I heard).
It's a bit complicated to explain for me, as I'm not an economist. Nor can I provide sources to back up this information. I hope there are others in here that can explain it and correct me where I'm wrong.

The reason I'm referring to money is because (almost?) everyone depends on it.
"You're a slave to money till you die"
(god I love that song.)

Anyway, I believe that there is a limit.
And I'm not necessarily refering to an economic crisis or inflation.
However, a financial crisis can be a catalyst to the downfall of this system.
The rich are trying to maintain the growth in wealth and are stretched the possibilities by taking more and more extreme measures.
Products are sold for lower prices to keep sales going. But to maintain the profit, the work has to be done by fewer people (just to give an example.)

I'm not sure how I can explain it, but I'm feeling that the normal folks, the workers if you will, are being drained to depletion.
How many people are on medication such as prozac just to survive a day at the office? And I'm not judging that. Heck I'm guilty of taking these happy pills myself just so I can 'fit in'. And so within the boundaries of the system, I found a way that is most pleasant for me to live.

And I could be happy with that if I knew that those in power would have the best interest for the planet as a whole. But instead I'm seeing the world and it's inhabitants being treated with disrespect. Resources are being drained without any concern for sustainability as long as it doesn't cause 'them' financial or political damage.

What I hope, is that the 99% of the population will seize the moment when it's there to turn the system around. To not participate any longer in this system. Provide for ourselves, break the shackles.
As far as I'm concerned money is not of any value.
Time is the most valuable thing there is. The time I spend with family and friends. Time to experience things. To love, to connect.
And it's not that I lack that now. But I feel that the weight should be shifted. These things should be more important than making the rich richer.

(Cont...)



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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(Cont..)

And I'm hoping that I'm not the only one that's had enough of playing by rules that (in my opinion) lead to an unfair society and the destruction of our planet. Heck, maybe we could start that country of 4 million people and make our own rules.

And there are alternatives to money. Like exchanging time for time.

The prosperity of a country usually is measured by gross national product.
It should be gross national happiness like in Buthan.

Sorry if this all comes across very simplistic. I know it isn't well thought out. As I said, it's just a feeling put in to words with what little knowledge I have of the matter.
That's why you may find there's a lack of sources in this (lengthy) post.

Just for the heck of it I have some sources you might want to check out:

A possibly interesting read regarding the historical beginnings of the Federal reserve.
www.bos.frb.org...

www.fisheadmovie.com...
"WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? THIS IS A FILM FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KNOW."
Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us.


topdocumentaryfilms.com...
From the authors: THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s “really” going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives.
Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.

From the Odyssey Magazine: THRIVE is more than a documentary relevant to the times. It is more than a well-researched and alarming insight into who really controls how the world works.
It is a recipe and blueprint for how we can, each and every one of us, thrive in the way that the rest of nature does – easily, naturally and with expansive grace. For this last point alone, it is more than worth the time to see.

OT but non the less beautiful:
The power of vulnerability
youtu.be...
www.ted.com... Brene Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

The power of introverts
youtu.be...
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated

Cheers.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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Don't want to derail the thread and blather on about SSRI's but pm if you want to



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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How cute.

You know, you could just do a simple search and realize that this thread has been played out time and time again, not only on this site for years, but throughout history:

I'm feeling it!!



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:33 PM
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Come here and let me love you! You just explained it perfectly! I just detest it how they seem to think there must be something wrong with us or that we are somehow wrong for feeling it. There must be something to it if so many people from all over the world feel it.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by PrincessSerena
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Come here and let me love you! You just explained it perfectly! I just detest it how they seem to think there must be something wrong with us or that we are somehow wrong for feeling it. There must be something to it if so many people from all over the world feel it.


What are you feeling? Change? That happens all the time. Are you feeling love or joy? Positive feelings are bound to happen to a chunk on this site. Are you feeling despair, hate, or anger? Guess what? A chunk on this site are bound to feel that as well.

No, what you're describing is confirmation bias.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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So that's the wish. For my anticipation feelings.
Not saying that I think this is 'IT'
'IT' might aswell be just aliens.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by Runciter33
The concept of a technological singularity reminds of the proposed Omega point talked about by Chardin. He talks about the increase of intelligence, and other mind blowing things. George Knapp is the host, who i am a fan of.



It's crazy that video reminded me. Was in class a few weeks ago and overheard other students talking about how in the near future virtual reality will be available and technology will basically begin to merge with humans. Cyborgs, etc.

A large majority of them were so willing to succumb to this mutilation/manipulation that it literally disgusted me. They are well aware their rulers are corrupt and messed yet they still trust them with plugging in random crap made by private companies with who knows what inside. Or just don't care. So dumb. The modern day human is becoming so oblivious to what is really happening around them it never ceases to amaze me.

Maybe it's just me but screw that. If you resisted they would pressure you into that crap and practially shove it down your throat. In that case I'd rather just die.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by PrincessSerena
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Come here and let me love you!


Hey, PrincessSerena! I'm sorry if this is off topic and I know that the comment was directed at someone else, but I just wanted to say that as soon as I read this, it made me smile. It's so nice to see nice people on ATS! I've run across some not so nice ones lately and reading that just made me smile from the knowledge that there are still plenty of really nice people on ATS, like you.

Promote kindness, people! Don't be snarky or mean. Let's all just be friends.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by Son of Will
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Everyone feels it at some point or another. It's called general paranoia. Sometimes I am BLOWN AWAY at the types of threads which receive attention. Then I remember where I am...


wow....
i am blown away by your comment
how can you possibly make that comment about the attention this thread has received?
obviously you don't get what is being discussed here. an excellent, intelligent, mature, coming together of people with a sense of anticipation of something they can't quite put their finger on.
this thread has compelled at least 7 people to register on ATS.
this thread has given people a platform to share their "feeling", that they wouldnt find anywhere else
it has opened peoples eyes to the fact their not alone in having this feeling.
it has heightened my sense of community here on ATS
this is the most positive and best thread i have ever participated in on ATS
and you chime in with a comment like that?
like i said at the start,
wow...



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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What a great link! It illustrates perfectly how successful and special this thread is...

Or did you not notice that none of the other threads made it over 10 pages in their respective threads?

Thanks.


~ Cirque
edit on 26-2-2013 by CirqueDeTruth because: emoticon fix



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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I feel the same way especially in the last few years, almost like butterflies in my stomach sometimes. I realized society was a thin facade long ago; wouldn't take much to pull down the curtain and see that everything is not OK. An 85 year old relative told me that this is exactly how it felt before world war 2. Like an in between time while the pieces fall into place.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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I do feel the sense of waiting for "something"- I think that most people do. It is my belief that this feeling of waiting for something to happen is programmed into our psyche. From the time we are small children we are programmed by science to wonder when the next "big one" will occur (an extinction level event such as an asteroid, large comet, mega-volcano erupting, etc.) and programmed by religion to wonder when the end times (The Apocalypse) will come. Since WW2 we have wondered when will someone start a nuclear armageddon, and more recently when will the economy finally collapse. Our fictional literature causes us to wonder when will our alien invaders/saviors arrive, as does our own explorations into space.

Since we are programmed from childhood to expect these things we wait- not really knowing exactly what we are waiting for as there are too many possibilities to narrow down. Some people have a "gut feeling" and they are certainly correct in that feeling because eventually something big WILL happen- whether that "something" is natural, man made or supernatural in origin remains to be seen. When that "something" will happen also remains a mystery. Scientists, politicians and religious leaders have all been trying to guess for years, as well as psychics and seers and everyday people- but the truth is that we will not know until whatever "it" is happens.



posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 05:53 PM
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Thank You Mijamija.



I realize there is more than an intellectual component to all of this, so I am also enjoying reading the more intuitive type of responses to this thread as well in which people have attempted to explain what this feeling has been or meant to them in their lives.



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