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Former Grateful Dead soundman and famous LSD chemist Owsley 'Bear' Stanley dies in car crash
The Courier-Mail ^ | March 14, 2011 | Brooke Baskin

Posted on 03/13/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; ..
"He blew his mind out in a car...."


51 posted on 03/14/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
and the first man to produce LSD en masse.

Eh, The Sandoz Corporation was making it in Europe for years before Owsley became the first NON-PHARMACIST to make it "en masse". And he wasn't much a tripper either, he made $$$ off of it.

52 posted on 03/14/2011 12:55:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Frantzie
Even the East Coast Ivy League intellectuals (of which Timothy was a part) thought the West Coast acid party scene (with Hell Angels bikers and trashcans full of LSD dosed punch) was a wrongheaded approach. It certainly killed off any therapeutic research for the use of LSD.
53 posted on 03/14/2011 1:01:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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Counter-revolutionary? So what what the revolution he was trying to counter?

Being a capitalist drug dealer among a bunch of "free society" hippies. Come to think of it, the Grateful Dead demanded that they get paid for their gigs at Woodstock and The Festival Express as well...

54 posted on 03/14/2011 1:06:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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"He blew his mind out in a car...."

He didn't notice the light had changed.

55 posted on 03/14/2011 2:00:13 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Owsley was also well known for despising vegetarianism and for his efforts to live on 100% animal diet.... meat, chicken, fish, dairy.... as much as possible. I have seen his posts on the internet about it. He was an active poster on the subject. He did get cancer in 2004 but kept up with his animal diet


56 posted on 03/14/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Revolting cat!

not this one:

Timothy Francis Leary October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996


57 posted on 03/15/2011 10:14:10 PM PDT by Pelham (California, formerly part of the USA)
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