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Steven R. Elswick
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Reprinted from: Exotic Research Report (Volume 1, Issue 1; Jan/Feb/Mar 1996)

If you are ever in need of an ice-breaker conversation line, just mention the word conspiracy. You will never know what the response will be, but nine times out of ten, it will be immediate and interesting, regardless of whether the person believes in conspiracy theories or not.

For years, those in the mainstream have ridiculed and made fun of believers in conspiracy theories. Granted, there is not a conspiracy behind everything that happens, but you have to stop and ask yourself where does coincidence end and conspiracy begin?

Let's take a close look at the word conspiracy itself.
    Webster's II defines conspiracy as: con · spir · a · cy n., pl.- cies. 1. The act of conspiring. 2. A group of conspirators.

Now, let's look up conspire:
    con · spire v. -pired, - spiring. 1. To plan together in secret to commit a wrongful act. 2. To act or work together. -con · spir'a ·tor n.

By definition, conspiracies happen everytime a crime is committed involving more than one person. So now, by definition, we have determined that conspiracies do indeed exist and occur every day. So the next time someone tells you conspiracies don't exist... pull out your Webster.

Technical Amnesia...
For years, the United States has led the world in the development of technology and even had the industrial capability to fight a two front war. Now, it appears that America is going into decline. Thanks to the incentives (mandates, taxes, overregulation, etc.) our national government has bestowed upon us all, our industrial base is being shipped overseas. For a lot of blue-collar (and now even white collar) workers the jobs are drying up fast.

Even our educational system is suffering as we have turned from education to social engineering. As a result, we may soon lose our edge in technical developments. Already, we are seeing signs that we are losing our common base of knowledge either through design or by negligence.

The amount of technical knowledge that has been "lost" in just this century is incredible. A lot of "new" discoveries currently emerging have been around for years, lost favor, and are now just being brought back in vogue. Silver colloid and how to make a proper standard light bulb are just two technologies that are being recovered.

Light Bulb Facts
Light Bulbs in
The Good Old Days...
I'm sure that a high percentage of the readership, myself included, share a common experience -- changing a standard 100W light bulb. The standard light in 1995 lasts about 750 hours. It sounds reasonable, until you learn that the lifetime of a standard 100W bulb in 1932 was 1000 hours! What happened... did they forget how to make lightbulbs at the bulb factory?

Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1877. By 1900 there were 24,000,000 light bulbs sold in this country. However, the bulbs had a fairly short life span.

At the turn of the century, General Electric Laboratories, led by Willis Whitney, turned its attention to the short lifespan of the light bulb. After expending a lot of time, effort, and money to GE Labs were able to extend the life of a lightbulb to 800 hours in 1908. After more research, in 1910, the life of the light bulb was extended to 1000 hours!

This gave General Electric a competitive edge that resulted in it virtually capturing 90% of the domestic market. The hard earned advances in lightbulb life put GE in the position of where it essentially set the standards. (A hauntingly similar condition exists with respect to Microsoft in the computer industry today!)

One would reasonably expect that in this modern day, given the advances in materials technology, the standard light bulbs would last even longer. However, on April 1, 1933, the bulb industry (dominated by GE) made sweeping changes and reduced the life of the standard household light bulbs across the board. The standard 100W light bulb's life was reduced from 1000 hours to 750 hours!

Now, you can once again buy long-lasting bulbs for your home... at a premium price.

Colloidal Silver...
A Forgotten Treatment!

Silver is one the most universal antibiotic substances. Prior to 1938, silver was one of the mainstay antibiotic treatments. Even though the technology to produce ideal colloid particle sizes was not there in the early 1900s, prestigious medical journals such as The Lancet (1914) published results of scientific studies of the successful use of silver colloids.

The rise of the pharmaceutical companies and the advent of the FDA's sweeping power to control drugs, spelled the end for the common use of colloidal silver. The development and extensive marketing of antibiotics, such as penicillin, soon made colloidal silver "obsolete." And after a while, silver's antibiotic properties were forgotten.

It wasn't until 1972 that silver's healing properties were rediscovered by Dr. Margraf at Washington University in his search for better, stronger antiseptic that was safe to use in treatments for burn victims. Most burn victims die of infections-not the burn itself. Popular antibiotics could only be used on small surface areas and sometimes triggered "super-infections" as the germs and bacteria developed a resistance to the antibiotics in use.

In his extensive research, he came across repeated references to silver in older medical manuals and decided to try different preparations. The first one he tried - silver nitrate - was found to have some serious drawbacks. (Silver nitrate was used extensively during the American Civil War.)

He continued his search with other preparations of silver, and was rewarded with hundreds of important new medical uses for silver. Since then, research has shown that modern colloidal silver is an effective killer of over 650 different strains of viruses and bacteria. Even better, resistive strains of microbes do not appear...

Coincidence or Conspiracy?
These are but two examples of technology being lost then rediscovered. The question is: how were they lost in the first place? Is it due to a poor job of education... suppression by economic forces... or just that, before the advent of computers, there was just no way to keep track of all of the information in an orderly and easily retrievable fashion? I would daresay a combination of the above. As corporations try to maximize the return on their investment, they focus their employees' attention in other areas, and soon, what was common, is soon forgotten.

The Search for the Truth...
The search for truth is a journey and not an end in itself. At Exotic Research, we are dedicated to getting to the bottom of things. We will always be questioning the basic premises upon which our statements are based.

Much of the material which we will be exploring is not covered in depth in other publications. Our wide range of topics enable us to maintain the reader's interest and introduce topics that one may not have encountered before.

If you like the Report, let others know about it. If we are inaccurate, let us know, and we will address it. In any case, welcome aboard, we look forward to serving you! See you next issue! __Steve

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