1984

Photo Of The Day

Photo: The Oregonian. Disciples garland Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's Rolls-Royce with flowers during the daily driveby, a ritual at the commune. He occassionally stopped to speak with disciples or hand out gifts. Amassing a fleet of 74 luxury cars, makes perfect sense to the disciples of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the Indian mystic who takes daily drives around the 64,229-acre Oregon ranch bought by his followers in 1981.

Photo: The Oregonian. Disciples garland Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s Rolls-Royce with flowers during the daily drive by, a ritual at the commune. He occasionally stopped to speak with disciples or hand out gifts. A fleet of 93 luxury cars, makes perfect sense to the disciples of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the Indian mystic who takes daily drives around the 64,229-acre Oregon ranch bought by his followers in 1981.

A Strange but True Tale of Voter Fraud

and Bioterrorism

The 1984 Rajneeshee attack, which poisoned hundreds of Oregonians, shows how hard it is to steal an election—even with millions of dollars and a dedicated group.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, widely known as the “sex guru,” fled India in 1981 and came to settle on a ranch in central Oregon, where he and his followers established the illegal city of Rajneeshpuram. In their effort to preserve the city, the Rajneeshees attempted during the 1984 election to take control of the Wasco County government by poisoning two county commissioners and over 700 potential voters in The Dalles, the county seat, with salmonella–the first act of bio-terrorism in U.S. history.

Armed to the teeth with semiautomatic weapons, they threatened to defend the city to the death against any governmental intrusion, and hatched a plot to assassinate a U.S attorney. When the commune finally imploded and authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered that the Rajneesh nurse who had cultivated salmonella bacteria in the commune’s biological warfare laboratory was also trying to cultivate a live AIDS virus–which deranged group leaders clearly hoped to unleash on the rest on the world.

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Map of the Day

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George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘1984’, the world is ruled by three superstates:

– Oceania (ideology: Ingsoc, i.e., English Socialism); its core territories are the Western Hemisphere, the British Isles, Australasia and Southern Africa.
– Eurasia (ideology: Neo-Bolshevism); its core territories are Continental Europe and Russia, including Siberia.
– Eastasia (ideology: Obliteration of the Self, i.e., “Death worship”); its core territories are China, Japan, Korea, and Indochina.

Affordable Homes 1984 styles

via the tipline

A 1984 Listener advertisement for an ‘Affordable Home’. This edition came out on election day, and so technically it was an Affordable Home under a National government led by Muldoon.

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