posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 08:39 AM
Hello everyone.......First, my screen name IT8NTEZ stands for it ain't easy. My former license plates, you can call me Tez for short. I am finally
taking the time to write an introduction after well over a decade lurking. Actually, I created a bucket list and this was one of the simpler things on
it. I believe I became a member in 2006 or so after reading the forums for many years. I rarely post, maybe 2-3 times, however, recent events in my
life have me rethinking that.
A little about me...... I am not a formaly educated man. I spent 8 years in the Marine Corps followed by a successful business career. I gave it all
up, moved to S. Korea for a new job when boredom set in. Mom got sick, I moved back to be close to her and darn near went into bankruptcy doing so.
Another of my bucket list items is working for myself. I have been able to accomplish that in the past year and things turned around very quickly for
Personally, I am a man of few "spoken" words, however, I love to write. I am considered quiet, generous, and easy to get along with once you get to
know me. I was married for 10 years when I was much younger and have been alone for going on 20 years. I have no children and that is without a doubt
the biggest regret I have in my life. As with everyone else, I have a few quirks, but nothing that would be considered harmful to others.
I started reading ats basically for laughs. It was very difficult for me to understand/believe some of the things that were brought to the table. I
wore blinders for many many years. I think the turning point came after all the 911 threads started appearing and I started doing my own research.
Then, as the fog was starting to lift, you kind of follow certain posters or certain subject matter and it can become crystal clear what is going on
around you, or, my importantly, right in front of you. I know it is against T&C to list any posters name here, so, I will just thank all of you who
have made such important contributions not only to ATS but to those people like myself.
Three events have happened to me recently which started this whole train I am on rolling. I guess the one I will share with you briefly is when this
past Saturday night I was at my local watering hole and was listening to a conversation 2 brothers were having. He was wearing a blackwater shirt and
had recently come home for good. After 30 minutes or so, I engaged him in light conversation. As things got a little more detailed and he kind of
figured out I may have just a little bit of experience in some of the things he was trying to embelish the tone changed. Please understand, I rarely
discuss Politics, sex, or religion in public...........And it is the very first time in my life I have been clled a truther......After I stopped
laughing, I calmly got up, paid my check and walked out with a huge grin on my face. Funny thing is, I was there Sunday having a beer, watching the
basketball games and 3 people including the barmaid that overheard what was going on the evening before, were curious about some of my statements to
him. I was so proud to tell them to "Do your own research" but, not before giving them the website to get started.........