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    Who is the Old Coot?

    Arthur Webster (the Old Coot) is a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks who has since gone on to earn his Masters Degree and become Professor Emeritus.

    The following is an encapsulation of a life story that was turned down by several publishers because it was simply too incredible. Nobody would believe it!

    Having been born to a blind father and a grand mal epileptic mother, Arthur has benefited from the intelligence of his father and the simplicity of his mother (of whom it was sometimes said that if her intelligence quotient went up by one point, it would double) and is the product of a very happy home that was furnished, initially, with tea chests and banana boxes (in those days they were like wooden coffins and very robust!).

    As soon as he could read at about 4 years of age, Arthur became the ‘guardian’ of his parents and was used as an interpreter when any official business had to be handled (and this did include a legal battle against the social services who wanted to declare his parents incompetent and take him and his younger sister into ‘care’).

    At age 11 the first signs of the illness that has been Arthur’s constant companion ever since, manifested itself when he collapsed at home and was rushed to hospital. Strangely enough, even though he was collected in a state of delirium and the ambulance staff had seen that he was totally incapable of supporting himself, he made such a rapid recovery that by the time a doctor got to see him he was accused of malingering and reported to the school authorities for absenteeism from school.

    As a result, further, similar attacks were ignored and an insidious disease was allowed to develop unchecked.

    After five years service in the Royal Air Force (for which the medical was passed by a very narrow margin) which included two years in Aden it was decided that he would not be allowed to re-enlist because there was no longer the justification to allow a marginal medical pass – there was no shortage of recruits that year!

    Shortly after demob. Arthur married an Irish girl. The honeymoon in Ireland was unique in that Arthur stayed with his new brother in law in Dublin while his new wife stayed with her mother in Co. Mayo trying to reconcile her to the fact that she had married an Englishman!

    On return from the honeymoon Arthur collapsed in a heap with a massive haemorrhage and ended up in hospital undergoing heroic surgery that was to be followed by annoying consequential complications for some years. Shortly before the surgery Arthur heard his wife being told not to go home that evening because he was not likely to survive the night.

    A couple of years later Arthur buried his first wife and married a second. Although still recovering from surgical complications, Arthur was thrown into a major crisis as he discovered that his new wife was addicted to tranquilisers. The odd tablet he had seen his wife taking turned out to be only the ones that she wanted him to see so that he would not get alarmed if he discovered that she had a small pharmacy hidden in her wardrobe. The addiction was fought for a couple of years and, after going through emotional nightmares and major bouts of withdrawal symptoms, seemed to be under control. Unfortunately this was not the case and his wife committed suicide just when everything seemed to be coming together.

    Being brave, stupid or susceptible to beautiful women, Arthur married again only to have this wife killed in a traffic accident.

    By this time Arthur had developed a very simple view of life, learning how to exploit every little pleasure and incident while also becoming very forthright in his views. Much of his time was spent assisting people who were going through emotional crises and also preparing people for the sort of surgery which he had undergone – especially some whose lifestyles led them to believe that death would be preferable to mutilation.

    With wife number four came a period of contentment and a sustained high level of living standard but this came to an end about ten years ago when a move to Spain was suggested to help ease the symptoms that were starting to make themselves felt again. Initially the move was not expected to result in a lengthy life in Spain but, against the odds, Arthur is still here!

    The respite from the symptoms lasted until about five years ago when a gradual decline in health and vitality started until Arthur is now in danger of losing his sight and is in no general fit state to work to support himself because of a permanent headache and the inability to concentrate for more than an hour or two a day.

    Because of my history, I do not suffer fools gladly and despise those who take advantage of others. I am also realistic enough to know that the strong prey on the weak. Paradoxically, it is the strong who must also protect the weak.

    This forum was introduced to me by Judy Hortin whom I have known for several years. We met up at Adland Pro before the REAL rot set in. Although still a member of Adland Pro, I have only visited the site infrequently to see if anything has improved. It seems that there is still a load of sycophantic "Ooh Lovely" replies being posted and no original conversations. It staggers me that Adland has cornered the market in religious fanatics who believe that the Bible contains all the answers to any criticism of any aspect of internet marketing. So many Bible thumpers ripping off hundreds of unwary victims tells me that they are reading the version approved by the Inquisition.

    Internet marketers, using sites like Adland Pro, Facebook and Twitter are making hay while promoting the the most expensive camel droppings the world has ever seen. While I do not defend Adland, I do see it as merely a symptom of the rot that has set in to the IM world.
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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Interesting. Is that actually your bio? Quite the read there. I really relate to what you stated when you said: "I am also realistic enough to know that the strong prey on the weak. Paradoxically, it is the strong who must also protect the weak." If more people felt that way, took action and stood up, everyone would benefit greatly from such an attitude.

    I have no patience or tolerance for fools at all myself so I can relate to that. I really despise those who have spent their lives devising plans, ways and means to steal from and con others, and those who do not contribute anything worthwhile to society in general. I believe that using religion to suck in and bilk people is really henious. I see many MLMs binding with the Jesus and God factor and becoming even more cult like in their organizations. You wonder how low they will go and then they show you. It's hard to believe that people are often so gullible and so needy to belong to and be accepted by others, but on the other hand, there are really some true vicitims because many recruiters are so slick and so polished, they could sell bird seed to birds, if you get my drift. They are masters of salesmanship and psychology and reading people and using/playing them for their own jacked up gains. What I hate even worse though, is those who prey upon others with serious health issues and promise them all sorts of phony cures and false benefits from basically worthless garbage. That to me is just the worst of all.

    Welcome to the forum. Please feel free to post and contribute all you care to. We are a smallish but friendly group here with great Mods and we have off topic forums now to talk about mostly anything and get to know one another a bit and have some fun along the way.

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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Quote Originally Posted by A Life Aloft View Post

    I have no patience or tolerance for fools at all myself so I can relate to that.
    Well thanks a lot for that! And I thought we were close. How quickly they'll turn on you.
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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Hi Arthur,

    I am delighted to have you here. I really enjoyed the early days of the Adpro community when "the voices" of "The Old Coot" and "The Old Trout" were often heard in harmony. I have missed you so much.

    Nearly all our friends and the thinking people, whose presence and reasoning we enjoyed so much, have deserted Adpro a long time long ago.

    We may have made enemies among the hell fire raisers and witch hunters in the Adpro "Christian Brigade" but we both loved the real "Christian voices" at Adlandpro. I have been in touch with dear Luella today and it is an absolute delight to know that she is considering coming in here. She was horrified when I showed her the brand of Christianity being promoted by this "Baptist Minister" on The Adlanders in Facebook site and those "Christians" who lead Adlanders into matrix programs or spout messages from pagan gods on Jill Bachman's Mountain of Love forums within the Adlandpro community.

    Your comments on The Humanitarian Bank rivetted me. The Humanitarian Bank promoted by Jill Bachman in her signature files is not the same organisation which "The Old Coot" refers.

    I hope Athur will tell us about the aims of this organisation and compare it to Jill Bachman's Humanitarian Bank promoted on Adlandpro. Hopefully Luella will be able to tell members here more about these pagan deities revered by Backman and her cohorts. Luella speaks to agnostics like "The Old Coot" and "The Old Trout" and those who beloeve in more than one god, loke the Hindu members of these forums, in her own sweet way.
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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Quote Originally Posted by A Life Aloft

    I have no patience or tolerance for fools at all myself so I can relate to that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unsaved Trash View Post
    Well thanks a lot for that! And I thought we were close. How quickly they'll turn on you.
    LOL! Where the heck does that leave me?


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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Hello Old Coot, I very much like your opening statement and I like the name Old Coot.

    One of the series of books I am reading is called the Death Lands. The Death Lands is about America after a nuclear holocaust. One of the characters is a person who was time trawled from the 1800's. This person was one of the few the white coats found that could be moved around in time, though this person hated being ripped from his family and hated the white coats (the scientist of the time). In spite because this person was so difficult to deal with the white coats sent him to the Death Lands. One if his friends calls him an Old Coot.

    He is Dr. Theophilus Tanner.

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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Thanks to everybody for the warm welcome. I am restricted in my ability to post so I hope a joint thankyou is acceptable.

    I asked Juani to read some of the streams in Adland Pro - it is the first time I have ever known a woman to really wet herself laughing!

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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Good to know that about similar attacks were ignored and an insidious disease
    was allowed to develop unchecked, thanks to share with us...

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    Re: Who is the Old Coot?

    Hello OldCoot,

    Just wanted to say I really like you and wish you the best. I am sorry about the eyesight but know there are those who love you.

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