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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:30 AM
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21. I wish I hadn't listened to that.
I have always meant to listen, but now I will have to spend the next few days thinking about Jonestown and what causes people to follow someone like Jones.

It is doubly hard, because I know someone who died there. Her name was Barbara Hoyer. RIP, Barb.
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  -Where did the term "Kool-Aid" come from tinfoil tiaras  Aug-27-06 11:15 PM   #0 
  - Jim Jones and Guyana  hyphenate   Aug-27-06 11:16 PM   #1 
  - Jonestown, google search here:  ComerPerro   Aug-27-06 11:18 PM   #4 
  - Good answer  petersond   Aug-29-06 01:40 AM   #25 
  - A nut with a messiah complex named Jim Jones  WannaJumpMyScooter   Aug-27-06 11:17 PM   #2 
  - Jim Jones suicide cult  Syncronaut Seven   Aug-27-06 11:17 PM   #3 
  - Oh, i see now  tinfoil tiaras   Aug-27-06 11:18 PM   #5 
     - perfectly understandable, and commendable  WannaJumpMyScooter   Aug-27-06 11:19 PM   #7 
     - OUCH! That hurt!  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-27-06 11:25 PM   #9 
     - I have a memory of the TV news cameraman recording his own death  brentspeak   Aug-27-06 11:30 PM   #10 
     - now knock that off  kineneb   Aug-28-06 01:29 AM   #18 
     - Just in case you didn't get that  ejbr   Aug-27-06 11:31 PM   #11 
  - "Drinking the Kool-Aid" is a reference to the mass suicide  swag   Aug-27-06 11:19 PM   #6 
  - Can't we call the other side 'nut-juice' drinkers? n/t  bananarepublican   Aug-28-06 12:19 AM   #13 
     - (cough!) Excuse me? "nut-juice"??  TahitiNut   Aug-28-06 12:29 AM   #15 
        - LOL!!! I was honestly thinking along the lines of RW-nutcases...  bananarepublican   Aug-29-06 12:35 AM   #24 
  - Peanuts are tasty!  jobycom   Aug-27-06 11:21 PM   #8 
  - The koolaid was laced with cyanide but Jim Jones  Cleita   Aug-27-06 11:33 PM   #12 
  - you can listen to the cult's last moments  killbotfactory   Aug-28-06 12:25 AM   #14 
  - I wish I hadn't listened to that.  murielm99   Aug-28-06 02:30 AM   #21 
  - wikipedia says it comes from the 60s, long before Jonestown  bananas   Aug-28-06 12:32 AM   #16 
  - Yep. "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"  skids   Aug-28-06 01:41 AM   #20 
     - Wikipedia nonwithstanding, I think the pejorative use of the term "Kool-  Mayberry Machiavelli   Aug-28-06 03:15 AM   #22 
        - Yeah, the perjorative connotation is Jonestown...  skids   Aug-28-06 03:19 AM   #23 
  - OH YEAH!!!  Blackthorn   Aug-28-06 12:51 AM   #17 
     - I like to listen to what the right is saying  Alacrat   Aug-28-06 01:37 AM   #19 

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