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Been here daily for 4 years, finally joined.

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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:42 PM

I was first brought to ATS by doing research on Fluoride, and aluminofluoride complexes.

My mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer at age 50. I have a 50/50 chance of developing the disease myself, so it is a topic of great interest to me.

She worked at a dental office from age 19 to 45ish, and for some reason actually brushed here teeth with flouride daily for that time.

I dropped out of school after 9th grade to work to support myself. I worked as a carpenter for 14 years until there just wasn't anymore work. I currently do data entry for a small insurance company(idk for how long with the coming changes to healthcare). So I am a bit of a klutz when it come to grammar, and mastery of our language seeing as I didn't really learn to type until just a few years ago.

Self educated for the most part, and have no problem admitting when I am wrong. I am glad I finally joined because honestly I get a sense of community here I fail to get out of my daily life lately, seeing as I work alone in an office all day, then come home and scour the interpipes for answers alone at night. I am hopelessly introverted lol, that's why it has taken me so long to finally join the ranks. I have a lot of theories and ideas about what we are doing here and why, and hope to contribute to discussions going forward.

Hope that wasn't to much of a train wreck.

Stay Positive,
Passive Observer.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:45 PM
Hi and Welcome
Relax and enjoy

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:47 PM
reply to post by PassiveObserver

Welcome to our world.

Enjoy and remember Dont Panic.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by PassiveObserver

Welcome, shall I say "Active Observer?" Thanks for the background and yea it is nice to actually correspond with others when shuffling opinions and facts around. The feedback is a great way to both learn and unlearn. I hope some great innovations are in the pipes for Alzheimer's, because it is a growing affliction. The only thing I have seen that could be used to help prevent it is consumption of daily fruit juices.

I have a friend that is in carpentry and his work dried up too. He is now a landscape designer, but has continued to drum up a little carpentry work by advertising on craig's list. He has to offer cheap bids, but it still helps.

Hope your connecting is a pleasure and I look forward to your contributions.


posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:00 PM
Nice intro. Welcome to'll fit into the Family quite well......


posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:01 PM
Welcome to the family PassiveObserver I have found this to be a wonderful community full of smart and funny people, but then you know that if you have lurked that long. Glad you took the plunge, hope the water is to your liking. *hands you some water wings* just in case

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by PassiveObserver

Awesome man, Welcome in to the community. I'm pretty new here myself. After a few posts it doesn't matter how shy you are, you get over it. I am very introverted too, but I can take forever typing, and not have to respond right away, while trying to not be awkward.

Can't wait to see some of your info.

Iamschist: Aww.. water wings are fun!

ATS has plenty to keep your brain active, which is very important for Brain health In my opinion.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by PassiveObserver

Welcome to ATS. I've been here many years as well, and I've just joined also. Again, welcome.

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:50 PM
Welcome to ATS

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 05:29 PM
Hope you find what you’re looking for
Just don’t go too far down the rabbit hole it hard to come out sometime

Just my Nickel Worth

posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 05:42 PM
Nice intro Active Observer and may you find everything you are looking for and/or share some of the vast information you have gathered with respect to fluoride!


posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 02:51 AM
Welcome to the mothership.
Nice intro

Hope you find the answers you're looking for, take care and hope to see you around the boards.

posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 08:35 AM
reply to post by PassiveObserver

A decently written and informative opening post.

Congrats and welcome to ATS!
Great to have you officially with us!

Best regards,


posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 08:03 AM
Welcome to ATS...hope you enjoy your stay!!

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 08:05 AM
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Stopped being a doom porn voyeur and instead become a user?

Welcome. Detailed intro.

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