hot topics:  october 23, 2014
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 683 replies
Breaking Alternative News
" Will update as it comes in. Soldier (one of two) was guarding war memorial. CPR is being performed. Medics have just arrived. Police on scene. Lots of witnesses. No news about second soldier. " A bit numb at the moment to think it has begun in Canada. The memorial is located across the street from parliament. Three to five shots fired. The gunman ran toward parliament building, jumped over some bushes and was lost from view. Reports of other people injured. Witnesses say a shotgun was used. Gunman was supposedly wearing 'Arabic scarf''. [editby]edit on 22-10-2014 by aboutface because: adding news as itcomes in.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 202 replies
Posse Comitatus
There have been an inordinate number of "no knock" SWAT raids in the last several years. I recently got to see one, up close and personal, as the presumed guest of honor. Here's the story. A few days ago, I was outside on my front porch, minding my own business and smoking my pipe. It was just getting dusk, on a rainy evening. I noticed a light beam flashing through the treetops, and being the curious sort I am, I determined to find the source, having decided that it wasn't lightning. I heard voices to the south side of the house, and so I went through the house (can't get to the ground from the porch, or vice-versa - that's important, later) to the deck on the south side, and intercepted my cousin coming up...
3 days...
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 343 replies
Aliens and UFOs
I'm new here so please correct me if I'm way off base. I just seem to notice an active effort by a number of ATS posters to discredit and belittle anything and everything posted here along with this sections regular contributors. I'm not going to link them and...
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 187 replies
Posse Comitatus
I wonder if the Americans have finally come to the conclusion that we are resigning in an partially overt dictatorship. Psychopathy reigns supreme in this country, to the point where the common citizen...
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 141 replies
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
"A recent decision by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) means animal cruelty crimes will soon be included within the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) - National Incident Based Reporting System" "When this change goes into effect in 2015, federal law will regard animal cruelty as a crime...
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 135 replies
Posse Comitatus
"Holt-Singh was taken hostage by robbers at Bank of the West in Stockton, California, in front of her 12 year old daughter who was waiting for her in the car. “Misty was crying,” a witness told KOVR. “She was saying her daughter was alone...
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 132 replies
The Gray Area
At about noon CST today, while sitting in my living room watching CNN coverage of the shootings in Ottowa with my girlfriend, my doorbell rang. When I opened the door, there was a woman, about 35-40 years old, with a tan jacket and sunglasses standing there. She had some sort of small...
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 105 replies
Dreams & Predictions
Hello ATS, as title says, ask me a question if you want.
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 102 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
"CDC spokeswoman Carol Crawford said in a statement: "During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola." The article states that he arrived at Newark Liberty Airport through...
5 days...
posted on Oct 19, 2014, 873 replies
US Political Madness
"For years, those in favor of same-sex marriage have argued that all Americans should be free to live as they choose. And yet in countless cases, the government has coerced those who simply wish to be free to live in accordance with their belief that...
posted on Oct 18, 2014, 173 replies
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
I hate watching videos as much as anyone, but, alas, watching this video is the most credible source. Synopsis: A white family of three (husband, wife, 9 year old son) are on a crowded bus. Bus driver is getting frustrated and tells people to start packing it in towards the back of...
posted on Oct 19, 2014, 144 replies
Aliens and UFOs
Intriguing new find for you ancient astronaut enthusiasts! A picture of a painting in the Biserica Manastirii (Church of the Dominican Monastery), in Sighisoara, Romania, depicts a mysterious flying disc, poised above a building. From (via ): "According to Gilli...
posted on Oct 19, 2014, 120 replies
Political Issues
I have always been opposed to Obamacare. While in theory, providing healthcare to everyone is a novel idea, I don't believe it's realistic in a capitalistic society. So I finally got around to opening my mail from yesterday and there's a letter from my current provider Humana, outlining any changes to my plan...
posted on Oct 18, 2014, 119 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
Is Obama being just stupid? He is a rigid minded person that only moves off the dogma in his mind by the public getting on his case. He has little independent wisdom, original thinking capacity, or just mother wit and logic. Obama is like a flimsy piece of paper in the wind he only gets blown from one thought to the next without EVER...
posted on Oct 20, 2014, 119 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
What do an elementary school teacher, a school principal, and a high school soccer player have in common? No it's not an academic connection. These three people hail from different regions of the country. What they have in common is that all have been victims of Ebola. No the disease is not spreading but the fear regarding...
posted on Oct 18, 2014, 117 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
"DALLAS — A woman who was being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus was reported ill at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station Saturday afternoon. DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said the person fell ill with a low-grade fever at the station in Northeast Dallas after deciding...
7 days...
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 225 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
Mods, please place in proper forum and change as appropriate. Didn't see this anywhere else on here. Funny after the CDC Director was talking about being on buses the other day....well not funny...but you know. (Updated at 12:05 p.m.) Arlington County’s hazmat team is on the scene at the Pentagon due...
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 138 replies
Breaking Alternative News
" A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an air force base on the southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Known as the X-37B, it resembles a mini space shuttle... ...Just what...
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 136 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
"CDC director to face a series of tough questions" Just now getting started. This should be interesting. "CDC Director Thomas Frieden will likely face a series of tough questions from members of both parties about why his agency failed to put clearer procedures in place to...
posted on Oct 18, 2014, 134 replies
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
I wouldn't say it's surprising or new, but it's still interesting to see the connection in the find of Hallucinogenic Plants and rock paintings, and the possible decoding of the rock art. It also makes me wonder how many other rock and cave paintings...
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 130 replies
Other Current Events
Let me be clear first I am not anti-gay myself, but this is interesting news on the topic of "free speech." A student at the college, Monica Pompeo, apparently wrote a critique of movie that was required for a class called "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts"...
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 124 replies
Breaking Political News
I haven't read the article. Just heard about this on Fox 2 news in St. Louis. Edit two important blurbs from the NY Times article. " The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told...
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 118 replies
Paranormal Studies
I remember seeing a show on t.v. a few years ago about Ed and Lorraine Warren taking this doll from a house to store in their haunted museum. I was fascinated by their claim that a doll could be possessed by an evil spirit; it made me wonder if some of the dolls I've seen in my childhood that...
posted on Oct 19, 2014, 115 replies
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
We need to keep the prisons full. I mean has this mom lost her mind? This is going to cut into my profits!! $$$$ ""I was very shocked and appalled," Susan Schrivjer said of when she saw the "Breaking Bad" action figures...
10 days...
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 675 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
I just heard this on ABC radio, twice. I did a google search and found nothing. I know what I heard. I am looking for confirmation, but finding nothing yet.
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 492 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
Working on adding the link as this is just breaking... Link from CNN: How did this even happen? Why was she allowed to travel? What the actual $&%* is going on here?
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 317 replies
Conspiracies in Religions
It seems there is a movement from the Religious Right to "strategically litigate", up to the Supreme Court, a "Church's" right to endorse or slam a political candidate, without loosing their Tax Exempt Status. "Called and organized by the Arizona-based...
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 223 replies
Other Current Events
Yes! Finally! I have been proven sane after all! "If you’re a conspiracy theorist, then you’re crazy, right? That’s been the common belief for years, but recent studies prove that just the opposite is...
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 176 replies
Conspiracies in Religions
You don't hear about Jehovah's Witnesses in the media that often if at all. They do exist and they are becoming a widely accepted religion. I was born into a JW family and continued showing interest in the religion as I got older. A growing problem within the JW congregations...
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 175 replies
Breaking Alternative News
" WASHINGTON (Reuters): Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be...
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 173 replies
The Gray Area
(@ the Mods: Feel free to contact me directly to confirm the truth of what I share here, if needed, as a few members are wondering if I am "making this up." I can assure you, I am not.)...
posted on Oct 13, 2014, 142 replies
Global Meltdown
Hi I'm postulating here and making an assertion so please feel free to educate me. Companies who pay low wages devalue the entire job market. If low wage jobs had the bar raised such as mcdonalds it would force the entire labor market to adjust to their income level. The reason this...
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 141 replies
Political Issues
" The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in...
posted on Oct 14, 2014, 136 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
This will be a multi-part OP, so please bear with me and hold off on responding until I have all parts posted. [snipped] I have compiled this thread summarizing excerpts from Ebola research by recognized authorities on the subject across the world and in most cases, my sources are also...
posted on Oct 15, 2014, 115 replies
Science & Technology
If a laser pointer - featuring a laser at each end (front and back, so to speak) - were traveling at 6,000 miles per second in a vacuum and within the confines of a universal frame of reference (no observers affecting the frame...
posted on Oct 17, 2014, 112 replies
Fragile Earth
I'm not much of a thread starter, but here goes...sorry if it's a duplicate. Hopfully we can delete it. This report of a Mag 12 earthquake in West Africa popped up this afternoon. Do your stuff, ATS, and take it apart...I don't want this...
2 weeks...
posted on Oct 12, 2014, 965 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
On CNN now Confirmed 2nd case. Who did not know this would go bad? It is all down hill from here. We seriously need a quarantine zone and airport and stop bringing these people to everyday hospitals. ""We...
posted on Oct 11, 2014, 408 replies
Conspiracies in Religions
I am addressing the religious posters here. Why keep posting/pushing on a conspiracy site? You MUST see the irony here. The only reason I can see is that you are attempting to accomplish what so many door knockers are trying to do...convert. Here's a hint...you can't. We come here to learn truth,...
posted on Oct 9, 2014, 342 replies
Breaking Political News
"WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Texas struck down the state’s voter ID law on Thursday, calling the measure an “unconstitutional poll tax” that creates “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote” intended to discriminate against Hispanic and African-American citizens."...
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 175 replies
Middle East Issues
Giving this whole ISIS thing a thought I've come to the conclusion that this ISIS group of people are busy with something which has little or nothing to do with religious conviction.... but with plain frustration. Frustration because nobody ever did listen to them, take them serious and lack of attention. Many of these ISIS soldiers are not aware...
posted on Oct 9, 2014, 158 replies
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Hi all hope you don't mind me posting here. Hope you enjoy: Part I: Pi in The Sky A Sign of Creation ? The image below shows all planets to scale and 32 (31.4159625) Earths above the rest. A note here that we are...
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 156 replies
Aliens and UFOs
the topic of "sentient plasma spheres" came up elsewhere on this site recently, and i thought it was weird enough to merit its own thread. i don't know much about it, but it looks like a lot of members are hep to it. hopefully they'll data dump here...
posted on Oct 11, 2014, 140 replies
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
This information is based off of a 20yr research study: "Though there is new research to work with, the claims we hear from people with an anti-cannabis agenda are the same ones that get dredged up every time someone needs to make the case against legalization....
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 135 replies
Medical Issues & Conspiracies
With all of the pro pot propaganda in today's world I figured I'd post something to contrary. Seems as though Amanda Bynes may be a victim of schizophrenia. She was arrested a couple of years ago for marijuana possession. There has been proven links between marijuana use...
posted on Oct 9, 2014, 127 replies
Diseases and Pandemics
Can anyone in the area confirm this story " Governor Dannel Malloy has declared Connecticut to be in a state of public health emergency, enabling the indefinite suspension...
posted on Oct 9, 2014, 123 replies
Deconstructing Disinformation
5 things you might not have known about the benefits of marijuana the mainstream media never talks about. Marijuana Use Is Associated With Decreased Mortality In Traumatic brain injury Patients ...
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 122 replies
Social Issues and Civil Unrest
I found this interesting article on Alternet in support of preventing forseeable problems being less expensive to society then attempting to correct the problem...
posted on Oct 12, 2014, 109 replies
Science & Technology
and I realized that the notion that gravity is the result of spacetime pressing down onto mass/volume objects has never bothered to detail exactly what spacetime is materially composed of. Yes, there is a lot of information concerning the mathematical aspects of...