Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 13-4-2013: Dirty Little Secrets

Hmmm … 

That’s a worry.

I actually had a phone call, last night, from my new personal adviser — another one! — yesterday afternoon.

Which I’ll happily admit to missing.

I phoned them back, obviously: you don’t necessarily want to miss these.

As far as I could tell, the chap in question just wanted to make sure I knew I was due in, on Monday: but had gone home the bare moments I managed to phone back.

I managed to leave him a message, asking him to phone me back when he got back in, on Monday.

But that’s still left me none the wiser.

Hmmm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with asking me to say hello to Trevor, and looking forward to meeting Karen Chilvers, also managed to bag eight out of eight.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s CIA themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 13th April, 1953, saw the CIA launch its notorious mind control programme: how was that programme known … ?
Q2) More to the point, what does CIA stand for … ?
Q3) Who was the CIA Director that authorized the project … ?
Q4) Which hallucinogenic drug was used during the project … ?
Q5) Which author — and former Stanford student — was a volunteer for the project … ?
Q6) And finally … in which year was the project supposed to have finished … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th April, 1861, saw the start of the American Civil War: when which side fired on a fort … ?
A1) The Confederate States.
Q2) Which fort … ?
A2) Fort Sumter.
Q3) In which US state was that fort … ?
A3) South Carolina.
Q4) Which novel — about slavery — has been held to contribute towards the US Civil War … ?
A4) Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Q5) Who was US President, during the Civil War … ?
A5) Abraham Lincoln.
Q6) Who was the Confederate President … ?
A6) Jefferson Davies.
Q7) Name any of the seven US states that formed the Confederate States of America … ?   (The States that originally seceded, in other words … )
A7) South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.   (These state were the ones that originally seceded by signing the Confederate version of the US Constitution.)
Q8) And finally … in which year of the 1860s did the Civil War finish … ?
A8) 1865.
I’ll leave you with this speech from Senator Edward Kennedy, who talked about this particular CIA project, in the Senate in 1977.
“The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over thirty universities and institutions were involved in an ‘extensive testing and experimentation’ program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens ‘at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign.’ Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to ‘unwitting subjects in social situations’. At least one death, that of Dr. Olson, resulted from these activities. The Agency itself acknowledged that these tests made little scientific sense. The agents doing the monitoring were not qualified scientific observers.”
Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking on the Senate floor about the Project, in 1977.
And with this song from The Grateful Dead: co-written by lyricist, Robert Hunter, who’d volunteered for the project, whilst at Stanford … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Will do, Debbi!   (Actually, they’re both on the email list for the blog: and will (hopefully) be reading this.   Say Hello, folks … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Now there's a song that takes me down memory lane. :)

And a subject matter that gives one pause. Mind control. Wouldn't you say?

1. MK-Ultra
2. Central Intelligence Agency
3. Allen Dulles
4. LSD
5. Ken Kesey
6. 1973