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Nixon on LSD?

  1. Aug 26, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Tonight I was watching the biography of Grace Slick. I never knew that she had the intent, and the opportunity, almost, to slip LSD into then President Richard Nixon's tea.

    Perhaps tricky Dick would have been known as trippy Dick?

    Grace Slick
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2010 #2

    Danger

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    Well, at least there's another possible excuse for his behaviour eliminated.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2010 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Can you imagine what would of happened if she had succeeded? She should be damned glad she didn't pull it off. She would probably still be in prison; or dead.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2010 #4

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    Even worse, he might have stayed in office. :eek:
     
  6. Aug 26, 2010 #5
    wow, no idea. poisoners go on my list of most contemptible people.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2010 #6

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    From the article,
    Sounds like she had enough for Nixon and herself. Maybe she though tripping with him would be fun. :bugeye:
     
  8. Aug 26, 2010 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Turn around is fair play. In order to avoid the bad press at the Republican National Convention, Nixon's men had planned to drug protesters [mostly college age] and haul them down to Mexico. This is according to G Gordon Liddy himself.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2010 #8
    Her song "Across the Board" is a trip in itself. Can anyone find a video of it?

    Unknowingly ingesting LSD can lead to permanent psychoses and suicidal ideation. I know.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2010 #9

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    Someone I know was slipped a high dose (the perps did it to steal his van). It took very long time to recover, he was hospitalized for several weeks. It's nothing to mess around with.

    I hope she wasn't truly planning to go through with it. Maybe she was, um, just trippin'.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2010 #10
    I have heard of the government slipping LSD into officers drinks in the 40's and 50's, though I cannot confirm the date for sure...

    One of my old high school teachers had a son who got all messed up from acid. I dont know the details, but I heard that his son never really returned back to what he used to be.

    In the hands of an inexperienced person or someone who is simply ignorant to the capacity of LSD (not in a derogitory way. It is something that, in my mind, must be approached with caution and one must do research onto the effects and what to expect) can have their ankles end up by their head (not literally lol).
     
  12. Aug 26, 2010 #11
    I'm not sure I buy the idea that LSD in significant doses is a debilitating event. I know of only one guy in high school who indulged, but he seemed fine the day after.

    Yeah, what do I know? I was never in the drug crowd.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2010 #12
    yeah, like she would have had knowledge of that? without evidence that it was retaliation in kind, i will just hold both in contempt.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2010 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    I wasn't implying that she knew about it; just that Nixon [or at least his guerrillas] were no better.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2010 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    I told this story recently somewhere here...

    When in high school, our psychology class visited [then called] Napa State Mental Hospital, which is where Charles Manson is held. At one point we were allowed to enter ward E4 [still remember], which is where the non-violent but serious cases were found. One guy thought he was a chicken; another thought he was a long-distance runner who had just won a race; others just stared or walked around aimlessly, and one person was in the corner rocking back and forth in a fetal position. It was amazing and shocking to see people who had suffered so much damage.

    One guy was sitting quitely on a bench and just watching everyone else, so I sat next to him and struck up a conversation. He seemed pretty normal, so I asked how he got here. With a somewhat confused look on his face, he said that he didn't really know. The last thing he remembered was that he was sitting on a park bench after taking some acid. He said that he took, IIRC, about 30 hits of acid [all at once!]. The next thing he knew, he was here.

    Wow <adds "never take acid" to checklist>.

    A few other distinct memories: Everyone smoked. The cigarette lighters were built into the walls [an exposed coil that got hot when you pressed the button next to it], and the doctors in E4 seemed a lot like the patients in the lower wards.
     
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  16. Aug 27, 2010 #15

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    What if he was just a guy who thought he was overdosing on LSD?
     
  17. Aug 27, 2010 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    ..had overdosed on... He had been there for some time.

    Heh, never thought of that! But I would bet dollars to donuts that his story was legit.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2010 #17

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    Glad Grace didn't pull it off! Nixon was dangerous enough in his lucid moments!
     
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