6.) Reality Doesn’t Exist Until it is Observed
Okay, I know that this one sounds a little out there; but it is actually a widely known fact that things on the quantum level, such as atoms or photons, can exist as a combination of multiple states that align with different outcomes (existing as a particle and a wave at the same time for example.) The question has always been “when do they decide what exactly to be?” Thanks to an experiment performed by Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU,) we now know for certain that they choose at the moment they are observed. To read more about the experiment, click here.
5.) Does the US Government Play Both Sides of the Drug War?
In 1996, reporter Gary Webb linked the introduction of crack cocaine in California to a guerrilla military force backed by Ronald Reagan. Through a Freedom of Information act lawsuit filed in 1989, it was shown that Oliver North (the National Security Council aide who helped run the contra war,) and other officials aided in the transport of cocaine into the United States, and used drug money for their operations. You may have heard of “Freeway” Rick Ross, the man who sold roughly $3 million worth of cocaine a day in the early 80’s to the bloods, the crips, and other criminal organizations. Ross’s dealer was druglord Oscar Benilo Blandon, who had known ties to the very same contra I just mentioned above. “Freeway” Rick Ross helped launch a crack epidemic in the United States, and he is far from the only dealer who was purchasing Nicaraguan cocaine from the contra’s druglord allies. The fact is, Oliver North and the Reagan funded contras helped launch the very same epidemic that is being “fought” today, and i put the word fought in quotations because the majority of the United States no longer supports the war on drugs.
Flash forward to today; US troops have been known to routinely defend poppy fields in Afghanistan, and opium production in Afghanistan has soared since the United States first invaded the territory. More than 90% of the world’s heroin comes from war torn Afghanistan, and it is definitely a prominently used drug here in the United States as well. According to this comprehensive report put together by Prof Michel Chossudovsky:
Decision-making in the US State Department, the CIA and the Pentagon is instrumental in supporting this highly profitable multibillion dollar trade [Heroin,] third in commodity value after oil and the arms trade.
This has not been necessarily proven, however….it does sound awfully familiar.
4.) Particles Can Become Linked (and Stay Linked No Matter How Far Apart They Become)
There are some phenomena out there that are so strange, even Einstein had trouble accepting them. Quantum entanglement may be the most interesting example of such a situation. Quantum entanglement happens when something forces two particles to physically interact with one another. It then becomes possible for these two particles to become inexplicably linked in such a way that if you measure one particle in an “up-spin state,” the other particle, when measured, will be in a “down-spin state.” In theory, this can happen, even if the two particles are on opposite sides of our universe. This bugged Einstein because it implies that the two particles are sharing information with each other faster than the speed of light. Strange phenomena like this are part of the reason physicists have suggested the holographic principle, explained in #10.