Originally posted by 74Templar
What could possibly be TS or SCIF (and yes I looked those up too) about those departments?
Originally posted by 74Templar
I never considered nuclear reactors and such would constitute TS technology, although with all the pieces together it makes perfect sense. You don't want some terrorist just waltzing into a reactor and lifting a crate of plutonium hey.
Originally posted by ProjectUltra2013
What this place operates as is far more sinister, to the point where I don't know how I can live with myself, knowing what they are doing down there.
Not a sole would believe me and furthermore, it would test the faith of millions of people.
I must be sick to even have allowed it to continue on for this long! It wouldn't surprise me if I go directly to hell when I expire over this.
Originally posted by spookie1111
reply to post by ProjectUltra2013
Come on man,spill the beans! Get it off your chest!Please don't tell me you are teasing us!
and I'm really afraid, because the news I have to share with you, is "not good news" for us.
The worst part is that there is absolutely NOTHING I can do to prevent any of the "badness" from occurring.
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