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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 05:48 AM

Read the site for years. Just joined.. not even sure that I should be here...yet one particular thread on DOJ and child trafficking
.. led me to join.

I was impressed with the replies there to the op

Very uncomfortable...doing an introduction...

Not insecure ..just don't like the whole "tell us about yourself" bs


posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 05:54 AM

Originally posted by aem56

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 06:13 AM
reply to post by aem56

I don't like the intros bit either, so I declined.

I won't say hello, so consider this an approving glance, over my glasses, as you enter the room.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 06:38 AM
It took me 7 years to do an intro

Welcome mysterious stranger, to the strange mysterious world of ATS.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 06:45 AM
thank you for understanding Watchful

Is there a feature that allows you to follow the posts you have replied to or is it catch as catch can. I'm longing for spring when the pc goes in mothballs..*L*

Although I've had many pcs. after a year or so I get disgusted with the technological herd monitoring Orwellian tool and leave it.. ONline much in winter..hardly at all rest of the year.

What galvanized me into joinng was one particula thread that validated 28 years of experience. Not often in life you get confirmations of your observations that easily.

Reading some other threads it seems the members are fairly divded into "our govt doesn't care and is actively trying to thin the herd"

and those who think the above is impossible...One thing that the internet seems to have done to humanity: taken away their ability to really thinkin deeply. Got them used to the idea of getting their answers instantly outside of their own abilities of deductive reasoning, logic and intuition. Sad really but to me that seems the intent of the machine in the first place.. "don't think just click.."

or as my favorite bumper sticker says "critical thinking, the other deficit.".

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 07:05 AM
reply to post by aem56

Go to my ATS posts responded to are listed there

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 07:51 AM
Hello and welcome!

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 08:06 AM
reply to post by aem56

Welcome to ATS, the finest library of absolute junk.
Every once in a while a nugget will surface, but it gets sunk just as fast for one reason or another.
Don't be too uncomfortable around here, just don't give ANY real personal details about yourself except your opinions.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 08:48 AM
thank you Cody.. I'll do that.. sure I'll be torn a new one as my honesty and observations will undoubtedly get me in hot water. Yet , being at an age where memory is faulty... telling the truth as I see it is far easier than lying and trying to remeber what one said *L*

Assume there is a block feature so if someone gets on your last nerve you can ignore them? I don't like to be rude but there are sometimes that wasting words on the doubting seems a Sysiphian exercise. and my physical health cannot run with the big boys. I'll just keep my foot in mouth and watch.

The post that finally convinced me to join was the DOJ/Child Traficking one. It validatted a lifetime of experience and 20 years of pointed study. That is surprising. You don't expect your exoeriences to be found reflected and validated when what you have experienced is under the radar of the national media altogether. IN short when I became disabled...I found that eerything that I thought that I knew about our country was wrong. Won't bore you with how. Would take a long time. So , the opinions that I hold I know in my soul they are true . Because I lived it.

Since you all seem to have more folks who think that only that which is in print or online and can be backed up with statistics and facts written down at all times is the only truth , it would be difficult for a person who has used experience to make their points.I shall keep this in mind and avoid much distress. I've no doubt that if I chmed in too often I'd be eaten for lunch. Good thing I love learning. Nice to know as well some folks feel that the introduction thing is a waste of time. You know people by what they say and how they say it. Then you watch their actions. The reason deceit is inbuilt into this Orwellian tool and the internet.. You cannot see someones actions with a pc but it is in the works. Quite frankly , the net is not a place that has as it's intent the good of mankind.That is an illsuion. The internet is ruining human communication as we are not getting vocal inflection nor eye contact.. I see it as dehumanizing us .Gve it up every spring. Use it to learn and grow in winter.. Come spring my posts, if I am brave enough to create one, will go wanting for my attenton, Don't know how people can enjoy this day in and day out and not see the whole Orwellian nighmare the "web" truly is. So, I take it with a grain of salt. Nature to me is real, This is man made. A red tail hawk soaring above me on a clear day is where I'd rather be than here I assure you. Yet, needs must , and if you want to work from home , one must have one of these "beasts" So, be gentle with me. If anyone is rude, ugly or nasty..I shall just use that lovely ignore feature. WE need civility in this world.. I promise to try and temper my verbosity.

Perhaps it is my ancestry that leads me to feel this way. Cherokeee from WNC That's the only thing I shall say as to "who I am " Hate labels as they are used far to frequntly to play words games with peoples lives. It is my heartfelt belief that we are all on the same small planet and had better tuck away our egos and learn to grow above this divde and conquer dance or lose our lives.. I see it no other way. KIndness is not a sign of weakness. WE must learn to see our fellow humans as our brothers and sisters or die.

Since this is the case.. it is my hope that the civil and polite among you will say to me: "it's not worth your time dear", if I become embroiled with someone who likes to be a nasty person. Sometimes, it is extremely hard to tell who is the trouble maker when one is a newbie in these places. I've noticed as I've read at times how snarky folks can become here. ON all boards.. some folks become really brave behind a screen.. It' what I hate most about the net. That is what accounts for my waiting as long as I have to join etc. Been reading ATS for many years. I am a person who thinks peace and civility is simply a choice. Some folks don't have that attitude.

. The only certainty is the probability of uncertainty. Change is the only thing that never ceases. Everything must change. It's what life is about. Changing, learning and growing. Yet, when one reads these boards, you see most folks think they're right. I think it's far murkier and mysterious than that. Mankinds propensity for wanting to know everything at the push of a button seems to me akin to the way he adopted the internal combustion engine. The car had far reaching implications that we are paying for now. Wonder what
humankind wil say about this tool of herd monitoring the pc is in twenty years. Glad I won't be around to see it. Personally , I think only an army of kind people doing kind things will win the days not online but offline.
If one is gonna use a tool .. make sure what the risks of using that tool is. It just makes common sense.

So, Carpe Diem.. get the glasses out.. and wanders off. See ya around

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 03:10 PM

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 08:12 AM
the alert function is not clearly marked.. I was trying to flag a post and hit the wrong button.. many times.. frankly To be honest I doubt I shall stay because the group os so insular they don;t even bother to acknowledge your posts.. so I won't be around long

posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:19 PM
reply to post by aem56

Hello, and welcome.... I am another newcomer (previous lurker) who finally could not resist joining ATS also. I can relate to all the things you are trying to figure out.... So am I ! However, I just love being a part of this page, and actually being able to participate, and not just lurk and read. I get your idea of doing this in the winter, and being outside and gardening as soon as spring comes, but I am sure even then, I will be here in my comfy chair and iPad in my lap reading up on the latest news and discoveries, after the weedeatering is done for the day. I had almost given up the puter until I got my iPad, and it makes reading so much easier. If you don't have one, I recommend it !
This is all I really meant to say, don't give up so easy. Stick around and eventually both of us will learn how to work ats , and then I am sure you will also be glad you stayed.

posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by aem56

Welcome aem56.
Just read around and get to know a few people on here.
We are all in this together and if you ever need any help,I'm here.


posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 07:21 AM
thanks to you both above...

I am off two minds.. everything I know I gained thru life experience.. so when I came back online two years ago.. MOst of what I began to see pretty much validated my own observations..

Humans need to cultivate their own discenment tools... i was lucky the stuff I ran across valiadted everything we in the disabled community knew to be true..

I am not into sitting around anddissecting what events are unfolding anymore.. why? Cause that is exactly what our slave masters hope we do.. I've got gardens to plant, antique books to sell nd a business to start if I ever want to tell SSDI to take a flying leap... Most of what is on here is really easy for me to tell what is true and what is distraction fodder... IF I had no run acorss it in the real world... well i's easy to see how the govt uses the herd monitorting tool...

NO offense menat to anyone but having communities onlin while not having strong ones in our oue towns.. is an odd way to make the world a better place. The pc is an ORWELLIAN tool ostensibly menat for us.. when in fact it's ultimate goal is to enslave us behind yet another screen... the conversations but .. I cannot stay in the spiders web(the net itself) for long without feeling as if my allergies to misinformation are not acting up...

Beware of all you see online... use your own gray mattter and eyes

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