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Zach
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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.


It was an intentional lie re: studies. And it was designed to scare the straight community.
Go back in time. In the mid 80s Jerry Lewis was raising tons of cash for Muscular Dystrophy. Why? Because before that tons of cash was raised by March of Dimes, founded in 1938 to wipe out polio.

Well, polio got wiped out by the Salk vaccine in the early 50s. I ate the sugar cube. And if you know what that means, I'm impressed.

Jerry tried to replicate it. Didn't work except for making tons of cash for the non profits.

AIDS advocates at that time wanted the same treatment. They knew they were not getting donations like that because AIDS was viewed as 'self inflicted' as opposed to Polio or M.S. So, they tried the 'Break Out' scare. Everyone will get AIDS, so you better lobby your Congressman for more money.


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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Lee Harvey Oswald did it with a tree in his way, and convinietly defied physics with a head shot that went backwards.


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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
You missed #6.) Zach never lost a high school debate.

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2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980.

Interesting since...
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AIDS was first clinically observed in 1981 in the United States
The World Health Organization first proposed a definition for AIDS in 1986
By September 1982 the CDC started referring to the disease as AIDS.
...in 1986, LAV and HTLV-III were renamed HIV

LINK


Zach
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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Go back in time. In the mid 80s

Try to learn how to read. I amended my quote. Or, perhaps you were not around in the mid 80s when Reagan was blamed for AIDS? Or perhaps you think Reagan was President in the 90s? How sad.


WildTchoupitoulas
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Try to learn how to read. I amended my quote.

Try to learn how to edit your post, your OP still says "by 1980".


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Or, perhaps you were not around in the mid 80s when Reagan was blamed for AIDS?

Yes, I was sexually active in the 80's, and no, I don't remember anyone saying that about Reagan, but then I didn't have the PoliBoard to keep up with dimwits like you who are liable to say all manner of ridiculous shite.

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Or perhaps you think Reagan was President in the 90s? How sad.


WTF?

You think Reagan was president in the 90's???



You're even dumber than I thought!


Zach
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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Yes, I was sexually active in the 80's, and no, I don't remember anyone saying that about Reagan,

Glad to hear that you had sex with she/he/it in the 80s. Sorry that you didn't keep up with the news.


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bmy
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1. America will go totally metric by 1970.


Should have.

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2. Most HIV/AIDS infections will be among heteros by 1980.
3. Soccer will be the most popular sport in the US by 1970.
4. People will reject the suburbs and live downtown.




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5. Computers will replace the need for accountants.


Soon (tm)


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Porky
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Just a few:

1)Oswald acted alone

2)Almost any words coming from LBJ's mouth

3)U.S.S. Liberty incident was a misunderstanding

4)The oil shortage of the early '70's

5)Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction


IceTiger
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
1. Can't say because of clearence level
2. Oil production will peak in 1988
3. Origin of man is either completely biblical or completely darwinian
4. Religion has killed more people than anything in history


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IceTiger
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Iraq did possess NBC WMDs...given to saddam by italians and french

550 tons of uranium


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Zach
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4)The oil shortage of the early '70's

There was an oil shortage due to the OPEC embargo.
Lines were horrible. Flags went up and down if stations had gas.


stat19
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Number 1 should've happened. Not using metric is dumb as hell.


NSIS

I see positives but fail to see the "dumb as hell" reason.


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Porky
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There was an oil shortage due to the OPEC embargo.
Lines were horrible. Flags went up and down if stations had gas.

Very true.

And I should have been more specific in regard to meaning that a plethora of stories were circulating at the time with conflicting "reasons" for the situation. But you are right. There was a shortage.
This post was edited on 11/21 at 5:49 pm


Meauxjeaux
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Temporary taxes.
If you like your health care plan you can keep it.


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MississippiLSUfan
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
AIDS was called GRID when first diagnosed among gay men. Late 70s, very early 80s


Diamondawg
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
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AIDS was called GRID when first diagnosed among gay men. Late 70s, very early 80s

And then changed to HTLV in the very early 80s


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Junky
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
1. FDR was the greatest president
2. Lincoln was cool too
3. God has no place in the modern era
4. Justin Beiber can sing
5. Jordan Jefferson is a future All American


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badlands
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re: Top 5 lies I've heard IRL in the last 50 years
Y2K


756
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We will no longer need paper everything will be electronic


VerlanderBEAST
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Y2K



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