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CIA Science Experiment: Mind Control

Talk about a bad trip. In the 1950s, the CIA launched a top-secret program called MKULTRA to look for drugs and other techniques to use in mind control. Over the next two decades, the agency used hallucinogens, sleep deprivation and electrical shock techniques in an effort to perfect brainwashing.

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anonymous asked:

I just saw the Greek Masterpost you made in response to someone's question. Is there any chance you could do something similar for Italy?

Hi there!

Of course I can do an Italy masterpost for you :)

Italian culture-

Learning the language-

Cool Italian facts-

Italian foods & recipes-

Italian Music-

Hope this helps! :)

least favourite things: seeing that one screed by tenaflyviper that she seems to repeat wherein she posits with broken links, (nameless) opinion pieces, Livescience articles and studies with double-digit sample sizes that criminality, abuse and moral evil are a sign of and could solely result from inherent mental damage and shitty life situations causing the same, and criminals/abusers/bad people are just Inherently Spooky Different Damaged Psychopaths, a different class of person from Us Well-Adjusted Happy Life Having Neurotypicals Who Are Just Inherently Unable To Do A Bad

I mean even if she weren’t using that whole mess to try to discredit the mere notion of fiction reinforcing pre-existing bad attitudes (which is different from saying that sociologically horrible stuff can just mindwipe people into being bad, tena! you disingenuous smug fuck!), this is just an awful and horrifyingly myopic position to have on morality and human existence

Twist Esophagus

An 87-year-old woman in Switzerland sought medical help when she developed painful spasms every time she swallowed. Imaging and X-rays revealed her esophagus twisted up like a corkscrew whenever she ate. The condition caused her to lose 11 pounds (5 kilograms) over the course of several months, according to the case report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in May.

Specialists in the United States told LiveScience that while the twisting esophagus was odd, the condition is not unknown.

Muscle spasms are to blame for this type of pain. Instead of contracting and relaxing in a series from the mouth to the stomach, the muscles within this woman’s esophagus contracted simultaneously, said Dr. John Pandolfino of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

There is no cure for the condition.