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Donald Marshall - Akimondo's Rant

Discussion in 'THC+ Episodes' started by akimondo, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. sololmon

    sololmon New Member

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    It's true we can't be sure of the truth, and I believe that akimondo did handle this with an open mind. But an open mind with no analytical thinking is like sex with no protection. The thing now gestating inside you becomes a parasite, drawing on you for sustenance greedily, ensuring it's own life while taking time and energy away from you and your preexisting life. It can be a blessing or a curse, and who knows if it's right, but using protection can help ensure that only the most suitable of mates and situations are used and created. In this case, it is literally the man more than the information who is being questioned. Any attempted verification of his information will doubtlessly be a failure as he tells you of course, this is something they're going to hide. So, instead he looked at the messenger. The indications for schizophrenia in the way he displays means that even if some of his information is based in fact, his interpretation, perspective, and communication of these facts are called in to question. It becomes akin to finding a needle in a hay stack to find truth in his rants that you can truly state that you understand the reasoning and delivery of. I worked with a man whose cousin fed him too much LSD, and then whispered comspiratorial bullshit in his ear while he 'slept'. Many of his stories had this same flair, and all of them shared the same ego-centric view as Donald's. It was a labor job, and on the slow days, I often conversed with him, since at least it was interesting. While his was more directly military related, everything revolved around him, and was a game of figuring out the truth. I didn't manage to finish Donald's interview, it reminded me a bit too much of my coworker, a situation that ended sadly (Jade Helm was happening towards the end of the time I knew him, and the Seals were using the lake we worked at for exercises, and that finally pushed him over the edge). That being said, if the similarities further continue to pile up, then I would suggest that we are looking at a man's journey to premature enlightenment. With no proper structure to consider his internal situation, it often gets blamed on external forces, leading to a cancerous epic that will slowly consumes one's life. Drowning them in the sand of a very lovely beach they may notice if they simply rolled over. It seems a shame to me.
     
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  2. naphtha

    naphtha Member

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    I have probably listened to the Donald show the most, because I find it to be the most entertaining I would say. But hey you gotta have those guys on there to spill their tale. Where else would they go if THE conspiracy channel wont even have them. Cant censor them, let them speak and the people judge.
     
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  3. bigskybandit

    bigskybandit New Member

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    Wow, this thread has been an absolute delight to read (took maybe 15 minutes, how's my time?). Thank you all for sharing and most of all our humble thread host, Akimondo! Your structured response was more than a breath of fresh air. I'm so glad you copied many of sw's comments into your replies because I can no longer view his work. Good Vibes to all!

    Cheers,

    BigSkyBandit
     
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  4. trintdaddy

    trintdaddy Active Member

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    i love this thread!
     
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  5. akimondo

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    Yes, I was going to give it 5 stars, for the entertainment value, but when I saw comments from people actually believing Don, I gave it 1. Simply not to add to the confusion that it was a true story...
     
  6. akimondo

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    Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
     
  7. akimondo

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    Thank you!
     
  8. akimondo

    akimondo Member

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    I fully agree, everyone should be free to tell their story and everyone should be free to make their mind up!
     
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  9. akimondo

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    Thanks for the post and sorry to hear about your co-worker!
     
  10. bbow73

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    I like to think that I have an open mind. I believe a few of the "20 & Back" testimonies even though there is ZERO evidence to back up what they say. But, Donald Marshall is one that I really cant' take, the way he talks give me the creeps. Thanks to akimondo for articulating the itch I couldn't scratch.
     
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