UC Davis Historian Catalogs U.S. Secrets, Lies and Conspiracies. No wonder people are waking up?

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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 05:35 PM
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Among the bizarre-but-documented conspiracies: U.S. plots to kill Cuban president Fidel Castro (one scheme involved dropping poison pills in his drinks; another called for planting an exploding seashell in his favorite scuba-diving bay); proposed military attacks on U.S. citizens as a pretext for war with Cuba (bombing U.S. cities, for one; blowing up John Glenn's rocket during his historic spaceflight, for another); and a government study that dropped hallucinogenic drugs into the drinks of unsuspecting Americans in random bars.


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And the view through that window is one of growing paranoia. Olmsted notes that in a 1964 poll, nearly 80 percent of Americans said that they trusted officials to do the right thing most or all of the time -- an all-time high.
Contrast that with 2006, when more than half of Americans ages 18 to 29 told pollsters they believed that the Bush administration had either planned the 9/11 attacks or deliberately let them happen.
The cure for corrosive conspiracy theories, according to Olmsted, is increased government transparency and accountability. And Americans must make themselves informed skeptics.


This was a balanced and well written article (IMO) about the cause and some of the affects governmental non- transparency has had on the population. I particularly like the closing statement.


"When you live in a democracy, you have to educate yourself about your government to hold it accountable," the history professor says. "I always tell my students that being a citizen in a democracy is a lot of work. You have to be skeptical of your government, and you have to be skeptical of conspiracy theories about your government. Trusting either totally is a mistake.

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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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Im not trying to sell you anything but this is a good book on the government spiking peoples drinks
www.amazon.com...


with one man climbing a tree to feed the birds, the troop commander gave up



MY ESSENCE HAS NO LABEL!
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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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Wonderful article and thread.

Now, if only we could figure out a way to make Americans pay attention to the shenanigans our Govt. is getting up to, and less attention to the partisan nonsense.



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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The Billion-Dollar Barrel of '___', and Other Insanities of the U.S. Army's Cold War Drug Experiments

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During the Cold War, the U.S. Army pursued a research program that used soldiers as lab rats to test the effects of various chemical agents—ranging "from tear gas and '___' to highly lethal nerve agents, like VX." As a huge class action suit against the government by those who were experimented upon nears its trial date, the New Yorker has dropped a huge piece full of details on just how much crazy # our military was doing in a single secret facility in Maryland.


i couldnt walk straight, i ended up sitting next to the cannale talking to myself until the sun came up, i lost all concept of time and reality.
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posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 06:03 PM
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The US military's weaponized form of '___' was known as BZ and was identified on ordnance by purple markings.

If you can find the videos of the tests on soldiers, they are hilarious.





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