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DeltaDoc
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years

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Remember Jenny in Forrest Gump. "I'm sick Forrest." "I have a virus and they don't know what it is". I strongly suspect they were hinting that it was AIDS but that time line in the movie was probably 1977 or so.


Forgot that was a documentary...good point.


Diamondawg
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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.good point.
Well Doc, when did you see your first "AIDS" patient?


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Aristo
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Tupac was murdered.


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Revelator
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Christianity will be dead.


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HempHead
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
I like how terrible predictions are considered 'lies'.


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skinny domino
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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Number 1 should've happened. Not using metric is dumb as hell.


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EarthwormJim
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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Please feel free to add your own


That someone told you Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980


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BurasTigah
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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1. America will go totally metric by 1970.


Replacing road signs would be a bitch, that can stay, but we need to get with the program and convert everything else already. Even England has moved away from their horrible system. Worst idea evar...
This post was edited on 11/21 at 2:35 pm


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Ace Midnight
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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6. Acid rain will kill every forest on the planet by 1990.
7. The ozone hole will kill off humans by the year 2000.


Sorry - these made me think of this:

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Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.


- Tool, Ænema


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cwill
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980.


Aids wasn't even identified or understood until the early 80s.


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Anfield Road
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
"the Soviet economy is proof that, contrary to what many skeptics had earlier believed, a socialist command economy can function and even thrive."

- Paul Samuelson (Keynesian that was foil to the monetarist Milton Friedman) in the 13th edition of his Principles of Economics textbook (1989)


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TigerJeff
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
global warming


LSUconvert
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Obama is a muslim
Obama was sworn in with his hand on the koran
Obama is a communist
Obama is a socialist
Obama is the worst president in the history of the U.S.


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cajunangelle
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Zach
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980. err, was aids even diagnosed in 1980?


The quote I read was mid 80s. "AIDS will evolve into an air borne disease. Just like the Flu. You will catch it just by someone sneezing on you."

This was an attempt by the AIDS advocates to scare the public during the Reagan Adm into increasing private funding for AIDS. They were mad that private funding was so much higher for Heart Disease and Cancer.

So, they just put out a lot of lies all during the 80s.


Zach
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6. Acid rain will kill every forest on the planet by 1990.

What a blast from the past. Acid rain was also destroying all the statues in Wash, DC.


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buddhavista
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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So, they just put out a lot of lies all during the 80s.

I don't think it was lies per se, they just talked out their ass.

And for a time in the 80s, it really did whallop the straight community. Nothing like it did to the gays but it was an epidemic in many cities, due one dude shooting up and getting it and then fricking a bunch of woman.

I think most of that curtailed with needle exchange programs.


Teddy Ruxpin
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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2. if you unraveled your intestines they would wrap around the earth.


in my elementary school we were told 15-20 feet.

Are you sure they didn't mean/say all the blood vessels, nerves, etc in your body? That was the one we were told would wrap around Earth.


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VOR
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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Please feel free to add your own, even if you can't go back 50 years in your personal memory.


You and I are really, really old.

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1. America will go totally metric by 1970.
2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980.
3. Soccer will be the most popular sport in the US by 1970.

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5. Computers will replace the need for accountants.


Agree.

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4. People will reject the suburbs and live downtown.


Well, not on a wholesale basis, maybe, but I can tell you that downtown New Orleans is becoming more and more residential. New apartments and condos are opening constantly. Primarily for young professionals and "empty nesters".


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VOR
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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5. Women can have orgasms too




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