WORLD WAR 3….THE NEXT MAJOR EVENT ON GOD’S PROPHETIC TIME CLOCK

Revelation 9:12-16
“One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.
Sixth Trumpet:  Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”
So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.”  (NKJV)

Seemingly in every part of the globe with increasing magnitude there are acts of terrorism, threats of war and actual warfare. Some might say that these flash points can be resolved by nations states discussing their differences and agreeing to peacefully resolve their differences, by UN resolutions, economic sanctions and as a last resort war on a limited basis. While these endeavors have been successful in resolving prior conflicts, current deepening divisions among nations, radical religious ideologies held by some nations and rogue nations who simply wish to dominate or annihilate nations have brought the world to a crisis point unparalleled in human history.

Crisis events and warring nation states have brought the world to the period  that is addressed in the above referenced scripture. Almighty God, through his infinite wisdom has given us a snapshot of a global war that will emanate in the Euphrates river valley and spread globally. The nations which border this region are Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Currently America and its coalition allies are fighting to eliminate ISIS and its caliphate, fighting  to stop Assad from massacring a portion of his Syrian populace, fighting Iranians proxies who have exported Islamic terrorism in the Middle East and across the globe and fighting the Russians more or less via Syria as their proxy.

A careful reading of the above text states that under the Sixth Trumpet, demonic angels will be loosed in the Euphrates River area resulting in a world war – we will call it World War 3 – the aftermath which will leave one-third of humanity, 2.3 million people dead. Currently this area is the  most volatile point on the globe and the crisis has recently escalated by the entrance of Russia who has sided with the Assad regime and Syria. Assad’s “dropping of chemical and barrel bombs” on the portions of Syria that he has deemed unfit to live have resulted in outcries from every civilized nation. However the UN Security Council has simply issued resolutions stating its condemnation of the Assad’s heinous behavior, but has not called upon all member states to place serious sanctions on Assad’s regime. Russia alliance with Syria is somewhat of an enigma. While Russia claims to be in the fight with America and its coalition forces against ISIS, it stands against America and its coalition forces who have come against Assad for his genocidal behavior. America’s move against Assad’s war criminal behavior has raised the ire of Russia and its constituency – fellow communist and radical Islamic nations sympatric to Assad’s behavior.

The Sixth Trumpet War or what we call World War 3 is certain to occur, the loss of live will be unimaginable, there is nothing world leaders can do to avoid it. Preparation if key, enjoy your family each day, be spiritually prepared, financially prepared and emotionally prepared.

by Dr. Sherman Flakes, April 10, 2016

TRUMP = OBAMA = BUSH = CLINTON….ON 4 KEY ISSURES

 On a superficial level, Trump and Bush couldn’t be more different from Clinton and Obama.  

Indeed, pollsters say that many people voted for Trump because they wanted change… Just like they voted for Obama because he promised “hope and change” from Bush-era policies. But beneath the surface, Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton are all very similar on 4 core issues. 

Moar War

Bush intentionally lied us into the Iraq war… a war which had no relation with U.S. security or defense.

Clinton and Obama intentionally lied us into various “humanitarian wars”… which had nothing to do with our security or defense. And the same idiots who lied us into the Iraq war are now trying to lie us into a cold (or maybe even hot) war with Russia.

And what about Trump? He campaigned on peace and non-interventionism… But he’s already ramped up the war in Syria. And the war in Yemen… where the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are committing war crimes. And he’s already increased drone strikes by 432%. And Trump’s top advisor is predicting war with China and Russia.

He said:

We’re going to war in the South China Sea… no doubt

So it doesn’t look like peace is going to break out any time soon.

 And sadly, top experts say the geopolitical policies pursued by Trump – which are very similar to those pursued by Obama, Bush and Clinton – will lead to more terrorism.

Lap Dogs for Wall Street… Making the Rich Richer  

Obama, Bush and Clinton all pushed economic policies which made the rich richer, and the poor poorer. Bush and Obama bailed out the big banks, threw fistfuls of money at the banksters, and otherwise rewarded Wall Street and penalized Main Street. 

Clinton repealed the Depression-era law which separated regular deposit banking and speculation (Glass-Steagall), allowed the giant banks to grow into mega-banks, and acted as a cheerleader for unregulated derivatives.

And Clinton – like Bush and Obama – decided that white collar financial fraud didn’t exist, or at least shouldn’t be prosecuted.

What’s the effect of these policies?

Rick Baum notes, using official U.S. governments statistics, that inequality steadily increased under all 3 presidents:

Real wages plummeted through the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.  What about Trump? He’s appointed the same old bankster cronies. 

Nothing will change (and unfortunately, it’s not too early to criticize a new president.)

Spying On Americans

The NSA’s mass surveillance on Americans started by 1999 or earlier… under the Clinton administration. 3 months before 9/11, the head of the NSA admitted that the NSA was collecting so much information from spying that it was drowning in too much data

Mass surveillance expanded under Bush… and then even more under Obama. It’s gotten to the point that the government is spying on virtually all of our electronic communications and transactions.

And Trump? Given that he’s called for whistleblowers like Snowden and Assange to be executed for treason, and quickly implemented gag orders as soon as he took office, he is almost certain to continue the expansion of mass surveillance on the American people. 

In other words, a president who severely punishes anyone trying to reveal the extent of spying on Americans probably has no intention of reigning it in.

Supporting Dictators Who Support Terrorism

 Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest sponsor of radical Islamic terrorists. The Saudis have backed ISIS and many other brutal terrorist groups. And the most pro-ISIS tweets allegedly come from Saudi Arabia. According to sworn declarations from a 9/11 Commissioner and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11, the Saudi government backed the 9/11 hijackers (see section VII for details). And declassified documents only amplify those connections

And the new Saudi king has ties to Al Qaeda, Bin Laden and Islamic terrorism. Saudi Arabia is the hotbed of the most radical Muslim terrorists in the world: the Salafis (both ISIS and Al Qaeda are Salafis). And the Saudis – with U.S. support – back the radical “madrassas” in which Islamic radicalism was spread. And yet the U.S. has been supporting the Saudis militarily, with NSA intelligence and in every other way possible through the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.  Trump…?

He’s selling them massive amounts of arms, keeping them off of the list of restricted countries for immigration, and supporting Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

It appears that the voters have been played… again

 Postscript:  

If you think that the presidents are more different than we’re giving them credit for, then you must conclude that they have been overridden by other forces. 

In that case, you may wish to consider consider whether the Deep State and big banks have more power than democratically-elected officials…

 March 26, 2017  from WashingtonsBlog Website

LESSONS from GEROGE ORWELL’S “1984”

Political language

is designed to make lies sound truthful

and murder respectable,

and to give an appearance of solidity

to pure wind.”

George Orwell

Some fictional literature is so profound as to be relevant for decades. George Orwell‘s timeless 1984 is one such literary work. One of the most influential books of our time, its message resonates today as much as it did when it was first published over 65 years ago – as shown by its recent surge to the #1 spot on Amazon’s bestseller list.  


So what can 1984 teach us about the modern day?

At its core, 1984 is a post-WWII interpretation of the relationship between individuals and institutions. 
It changed the course of social history by spawning new language relating to the structure and mechanisms of our society, expanding the scope of human language and thought, and therefore, humanity’s understanding of itself.  

And that legacy seems perfectly fitting, for in the story of 1984, the world is controlled by so many restrictions that even the expressiveness of the official language, “Newspeak”, is deliberately narrowed by the ruling institutions in a way that limits the ability of individuals to express “thought-crime” – that which is deemed illegal by the “Inner Party”, the State.

As a work of fiction, 1984 provides a stark view of a burgeoning culture of totalitarianism. As a work of symbolism, however, it stands as a reflection of modern fact in the U.S.A. and the world today. Within its narrative, the five freedoms of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution were infringed and removed. 

In particular, the freedom of speech was so restricted that there was only one source of news operated by the official governing body and an entire branch of government was dedicated to steadily eliminating language deemed detrimental to the State.

Orwell created new phrases like,

  • “Newspeak” (the official, limited language) and its antonym “Oldspeak”

  • “Goodthink” (thoughts that are approved by the Party) and its antonym “Crimethink”

  • “Doublethink” (the normalized act of simultaneously accepting two contradictory beliefs)

The new language allowed his narrative to portray and expose age-old structures of thought and language manipulation – structures that have exponentially escalated in the modern day.

In 1984 all opposition is controlled and absorbed into the background.

‘Big Brother’ is the human image that represents The Inner Party (and the Party line) via the Telescreen providing an ‘official’ narrative while appropriating and misrepresenting the notion of brotherhood and unity into a ‘brand name’ – one that actually instills a psychology of collectivism, not brotherhood, just as the controllers in our own world instill nationalism and war-mindedness in the name of “freedom” and “liberty”.  

Indeed, the Telescreen is the primary means through which norms were forced on the society and false imagery and narratives embedded in its collective consciousness. 

Totally transfixed on the Party line, as told by the Telescreen, the fictional society of 1984 has lost the ability to think such that it will believe two plus two is five, as the saying goes, as long as it is presented as such on the Telescreen. They have been captive to this set up their entire lives, and, with language and thought restricted and outlawed, they are blind to their own captivity, unable to discern for themselves. 

Thus, lies are made to be “truths” using logic so distorted that it not only convinces the masses that two plus two equal five, but that war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.

In reality, individual ignorance is strength to institutions. Such distortions of language and thought (and, incidentally, history) are the perfect means by which to disempower and co-opt an entire society – means that are not limited to the works of fiction. 

Orwell knew that ideas do not exist separately from language. Language, in both spoken and written forms, is essential to our ability to form and communicate thoughts and ideas. 

That is why today the United States government, the shadow powerbrokers that control it, and the mainstream media that support it (the entirety of which is owned by only 6 corporations) continue their war on “fake news” – i.e. ideas that are skeptical of government pronouncements, and information that proves them to be false – taking aim not just at independent journalism but independent thought itself.  

While government surveillance of its own people continues to increase, government secrecy is at an all-time high, the sharing of ideas that challenge the status quo is becoming more heavily censored, releasing information on institutional and State activity is now punishable by law, and whistleblowers from inside the State are systematically destroyed. 

If that wasn’t Orwellian enough, Donald Trump’s advisors have begun coining phrases like “alternative facts”, and we have even seen the creation of an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth”,

an “international fact-checking network” charged with deciding what is “truth” and what is “fake news”.




If the events of 1984 continue to hold true, and the ruling Party of today gets its way, words and ideas will soon become not only censored, but illegal and eliminated altogether, controlled by increasingly totalitarian governments steering our society down a dystopian path of censorship, blind belief, and misinformation – all in the name of the State. 

However, as our minds are freed, one at a time, we are ultimately finding that our society is heavily embedded with such norms and structures that perpetuate false imagery, preserving the status quo of the State from the ‘threat’ of individual thinking – hence the modern war on “fake news”. 

We are beginning, as a society, to question such falsehood, and exercise our inherent freedom to expose it. 

“Freedom

is the freedom to say

that two plus two make four.

If that is granted,

all else follows”.

George Orwell

  
The Last Man in Europe

The original working title to 1984 was ‘The Last Man in Europe’. 
This descriptive and evocative title idea provides a clear glimpse into George Orwell’s intent, and encapsulates a main point of 1984, a title perhaps too revealing to be anything but a working title. 

Certainly, that is the way many of us feel when we first become aware of lies and partial-truths that are presented as reality by those in control of our society today, and accepted in totality by seemingly everyone else – it is as if we are the last lone person. 

Indeed, the road of the freethinker can be a lonely one, and the story’s protagonist, patriot Winston Smith, is made to believe he is the last person who questions, who looks, listens and speaks.

In a totalitarian society – be it Orwell’s fictional world or the increasingly authoritarian political regimes of today – the official narratives portrayed by  the “official” media portray that a society is in consensus with the State, and that those engaged in Thought-crime (whether or not it is legally a crime) are isolated social outcasts and lunatics, and demeaned as “rebels” and “conspiracy theorists” (despite the existence of actual conspiracy, against which the truly conscious mind must inevitably rebel.)

Yet in reality, Crime-think is what differentiates we freethinkers from those who are lost in the spell of societal illusion and, therefore, pose a threat to the status quo of the State. 

But this is part of the trap of Good-think – it creates the illusion of consensus, and therefore, engenders isolation in those who do not concede.

As a master of his craft, nothing Orwell wrote was off the cuff. Now it is not overtly spoken in the book, but there are four types of people in the fictional realm of 1984.

There are three described classes and a suggested fourth, only later is it implied that the Brotherhood, anti-establishment rebels – has been eliminated from the narrative jut as those in power sought to eliminate them from the society.  

The secret to 1984 is ‘4’

1984 is in part an expose on the four basic types of people in a society, the four types of institutions and the four types of institutional lies that enable them.

Characterized by how they respond to information, modern societies are made up of four archetypes of people:

  • idiots

  • zealots

  • elitists

  • patriots

Idiots refuse information, zealots blindly refute information, elitists misuse information, and patriots seek and distribute information. Despite dramatic alterations in the world’s geopolitical landscape, and some fluctuation of individuals from one group/role to another over time, the dynamic between these groups has historically remained the same, and are inevitably intertwined:

  • Idiots avoid all new pertinent information in order to maintain their perspective, never questioning the status quo. 

  • Zealots ask certain questions of certain information, ignoring unaligned information in order to maintain their perspective, supporting the status quo at all costs. 

  • Elitists question information in order to manipulate and reap gains off those who don’t know, benefiting from the status quo. 

  • Patriots question information to educate themselves and share it with others, in order that we might enhance our lives and progress beyond the status quo.

It is no wonder, then, that the patriot has been all but deleted from today’s socio-political landscape, with those acting as true patriots being demonized by the State, and the meaning of the word “patriot” distorted and confused (by the likes of George W. Bush Jr.) to mean an unquestioning, flag-waving, with-us-or-against-us brand of nationalistic idiocy. 

Using a practice so well-defined by Orwell that it is known today as Orwellian speak, institutions transfer and confuse words and ideas by mixing up themselves, their policies and their products with patriotic ideas and words. They take the meaning of words and archetypes, and flip them on their heads:

  • war is peace

  • freedom is slavery

  • ignorance is strength

  • true patriotism (such as that shown by government whistleblowers) is traitorous


In reality, the true patriots, the rebels who see through the lies of institutions and act accordingly, are removed from public consciousness in exactly the same way. 

In “Orwellian” fashion, the fourth deleted class of people in 1984, the Brotherhood, who are working to bring down the fascist Inner Party, are deleted through the admission of language. 

The other three types, which are specifically mentioned in the-book-within-the-book, the fictional The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, are the High, the Middle and the Low castes. 

Similarly, the other three types of people depicted in the society of Oceania are,

  • the Inner Party

  • the Outer Party

  • the Proles

The social classes interact very little.

The Inner Party and Outer Party make up 2% of the population, and are the institutionalized controllers of Oceania. They are akin to modern politicians and the financial elite, working with and against one another, and clamoring to gain and maintain power. They have privileges the other castes do not, including being able to (temporarily) turn off the propaganda-spewing Telescreens.

However, there is a pecking order within the PartyThe Outer Party are given state administrative jobs and are composed of the more educated members of society.

  • They are responsible for the direct implementation of the Party’s policies but have no say in decision making.

  • They are the “artificial middle class” and as such, have strict rules applied to them.

  • They are allowed “no vices other than cigarettes and Victory Gin”, are spied on via their Telescreens, and are encouraged to spy on each other, and to report suspicious activities to Big Brother.

The lower class of workers that perform the majority of menial tasks and labors are known as the ProlesThey live in the poorest of conditions, are not educated, and instead are kept entertained with alcohol, gambling, sports, fiction and pornography (called “prolefeed”) – the 1984 equivalent of “bread and circus”.

According to the Inner Party and the Telescreen it controls, those who might challenge the system – the important fourth type of person – simply do not exist.

The Brotherhood, the organization of patriots, are portrayed by the controlling ‘Inner Party’ as only a rumor, and the notion of their existence is belittled by the Inner Party, via the Telescreen. 

In Oceania, if the Telescreen is to be believed, there are no patriots, nor is such action allowed – and any who think that way are isolated by the divide-and-conquer tactic used by empires past and present. 

Thus, like so many in our failing society, Smith believes himself to be ‘The Last Man in Europe’…


“During times of universal deceit,

telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

 And yet, as the character of Winston Smith accurately observes in his diary,

“If there is any hope, it lies with the Proles” – just as our hope for today lies with the so-called “99%”.

The “proles” in our society must begin to look beyond the bread and circus, beyond the prolefeed, and become a true brotherhood, and sisterhood, by questioning information, educating themselves, and sharing what they learn with others in order that we might overcome institutional oppression and finally create the ‘golden age’ that is our combined potential.  

God and Gold is Within  

 
“We shall meet

in the place where there is no darkness.”

George Orwell, 1984



Nothing Orwell wrote was by accident. 
The name of the character who leads the Brotherhood rebellion is named Emmanuel Goldstein, a name that translates roughly to mean God (Emmanuel) and gold are within (Goldstein). The use of this character name by Orwell asserts a developed, even transmuted human being, who has transcended the imposed limitations of the system he is opposed to, and grown from dull to refined, disempowered to empowered. 

It also reveals Orwell’s knowledge of how such patriotism and rebellion can become revolution.

The word “prole” is short for prolétariat, a French word derived from the Latin proletarius, meaning,

“a man whose only wealth is his offspring, or whose sole service to the state is as father”.

A word evoking pure institutionalized collectivism, it suggests that the individual has no value other than the labor and progeny he provides to the State. 

Now compare that definition to the name Emmanuel Goldstein, Golden Godliness is WithinIn complete contrast, it is a statement of inner development, of individual enlightenment and empowerment – which, as Orwell knew, are the only forces that can successfully lead a rebellion against the institutional oppression of both fiction and reality. So, you see, the secret to 1984 is ‘4’.  

Its most powerful message is in its omissions: in the omission of information, which is the only way the Party/State can maintain authoritarian control, and in the deliberately-omitted fourth human archetype, the righteous rebel, the marginalized voice of descent who is led to believe he is the “last man in Europe”. But in fact, the last man in Europe is you and I

We are everywhere. And, as we open our minds and our mouths, and embrace the gold within, we re-tell the lost narrative of the Brotherhood, and turn our Proles into our Brothers.

Emmanuel Goldstein, to you. Godliness and gold is within…

 by Ethan Indigo Smith, Feb 23, 2017

Timeline of Secret Government Projects…LSD, Esclan, HAARP, Cosmic COINTELPRO

Top sceret Sign

 


This timeline – prepared by a researcher [“JH“] of our Quantum Future School with many linked sources – barely scratches the surface.
It is our hope that readers will do additional research and provide us with more links and connections to this spider web of Cosmic COINTELPRO that has blanketed the Earth with lies, deception, confusion, and tricks and traps – the magnets of impending Global Destruction.

A far more extensive timeline could be created by including the information from Freddy Silva’s book on Crop Circles, Richard Dolan’s book on UFOs and the National Security State, and the research included in the Adventures Series. The reader will also want to read “To be or Not to Be” for more background.

We will continue to work on the project in hopes that by seeing the various threads together, more people will realize just how it all connects and how totally we have been duped, and how evil the plans of the Controllers truly are.
Laura Knight-Jadczyk & Dr. Arkadiusz Jadczyk

 

1931

Dr. Cornelius Rhoads – under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations – infects human subjects with cancer cells. He later goes on to establish the U.S. Army Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and is named to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he begins a series of radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients.   

1932
 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins. 200 black men diagnosed with syphilis are never told of their illness, are denied treatment, and instead are used as human guinea pigs in order to follow the progression and symptoms of the disease. They all subsequently die from syphilis. Their families were never told that they could have been treated.    

1933
 A Humanist Manifesto is published with 34 prominent signatories at the time.   

1934

(A) “A method for Remote Control of Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System”, a monograph by Drs. E.L. Chaffee and R.U. Light.

(B) Experiments in Distant Influence, a book by Soviet Professor Leonid L. Vasiliev. He also wrote the article “Critical Evaluation of the Hypnogenic Method” concerning the work of Dr. I. F. Tomashevsky on experiments in remote control of the brain.

1935
 The Pellagra Incident. After millions of individuals die from Pellagra over a span of 2 decades, the U.S. Public Health Service finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it had known for at least 20 years that Pellagra is caused by a niacin deficiency, but failed to act since most of the deaths occurred within poverty-stricken black populations.   

1940
 400 prisoners in Chicago are infected with malaria in order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to combat the disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg cite this American study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust.  

1942
 Chemical Warfare Services begins mustard gas experiments on approximately 4,000 servicemen. The experiments continue until 1945 and made use of Seventh Day Adventists who chose to become human guinea pigs rather than serve on active duty.  

1943
 In response to Japan’s full-scale germ warfare program, the U.S. begins research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD.

 1944   
U.S. Navy uses human subjects to test gas masks and clothing. Individuals were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to mustard gas and lewisite.

 1945 

(A) After World War II, the Allies discovered the Japanese had been developing a “death ray” utilizing very short radio waves focused into a high power beam. Tests were done on animals. The Japanese denied ever testing it on humans. (From the Strategic Bombing Survey, Imperial War Museum, London. Cited with photocopies in “Japanese Death Ray”, by Peter Lewis, Resonance#11, pp 5-9)

(B) Project Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top-secret government projects in the United States.

(C) “Program F” is implemented by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). This is the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of fluoride, which was the key chemical component in atomic bomb production. One of the most toxic chemicals known to man, fluoride causes marked adverse effects to the central nervous system. But much of the information is squelched in the name of “national security” because of fear that lawsuits would undermine full-scale production of atomic bombs.

1946
Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change the word “experiments” to “investigations” or “observations” whenever reporting a medical study performed in one of the Nation’s veteran’s hospitals.

 1947

(A) Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission issues a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive substances to human subjects.

(B) The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with-and-without their knowledge.

1950

(A) The Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and mortality rates.

(B) In an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Francisco. Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.

(C) The French conducted research on infrasonic weapons (from “The Road From Armageddon”, by Peter Lewis, Resonance#13, pp 9-14).

(D) The newly-formed CIA initiated studies in mind-control programs in 1950 with Project Bluebird (rechristened “Artichoke”) in 1951. To establish a ‘ cover story’ for this research, the CIA funded a propaganda effort designed to convince the World that the Communist Bloc had devised insidious new methods of re-shaping the human will. The CIA’s own efforts could therefore – if exposed – be explained as an attempt to “catch up” with Soviet and Chinese work.

The primary promoter of this ‘line’ was one Edward Hunter, a CIA contract employee operating undercover as a journalist and – later – a prominent member of the John Birch society

Hunter offered ‘brainwashing’ as the explanation for the numerous confessions signed by American prisoners of war during the Korean War and (generally) UN-recanted upon the prisoners’ repatriation. These confessions alleged that the United States used germ warfare in the Korean conflict – a claim which the American public of the time found impossible to accept. 

Many years later, however, investigative reporters discovered that Japan’s germ warfare specialists (who had wreaked incalculable terror on the conquered Chinese during WWII) had been mustered into the American national security apparatus. And the knowledge gleaned from Japan’s horrifying germ warfare experiments probably WAS used in Korea just as the ‘ brainwashed’ soldiers had indicated.

Thus, we now know that the entire brainwashing scare of the 1950s constituted a CIA hoax perpetrated upon the American public.

CIA deputy director Richard Helms admitted as much when in 1963, he told the Warren Commission that “Soviet mind-control research consistently lagged years behind American efforts.”

 1951

(A) Alfred Hubbard first tries LSD. An OSS officer in WWII, Hubbard first took LSD in 1951 and proceeded to “turn on” several individuals prominent in LSD research including Dr. Humphrey Osmond, Myron Stolaroff , and Aldous Huxley, earning him the title of “the Johnny Appleseed of LSD” (Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 44).

Circa 1951, Hubbard later did undercover work for several agencies including the FDA and FBI. He reportedly tried (and failed) to “turn on” J. Edgar Hoover. He introduced LSD to many high-ranking intelligence officers. In the early 1950s, he refused an offer to join the CIA (Lee and Schlain, pg 52). In all, it is estimated that Hubbard introduced LSD to over 6,000 individuals. He worked until 1965 at the International Foundation for Advanced Study (mis-identified here, I think, as the International Federation for Advanced Studies) (Fahey, Todd Brendan, The Original Captain Trips”, High Times, November 1991).

Fahey describes Hubbard’s work at SRI differently, placing him with the Alternative Futures Project which sought to “turn on” the World’s political and business leaders. He left SRI in 1974 and died on August 31, 1982 (Fahey).

(B) The Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.

1952

(A) As a child in 1952, Jack Sarfatti claims to have received phone calls from the mechanical voice of a conscious computer aboard a spaceship, recruiting him along with 400 others for some special project. These calls have similarities to the mechanical voice which talked to Andrijah Puharich via his tape recorder. Sarfatti was later associated with Puharich. Puharich first contacts “The Nine” – a group of channeled being via a medium.

(B) During the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind-control program, John Lilly briefed the intelligence community on his work to map out the brains of animals using implanted electrodes. He abandoned this line of work because he felt it was unethical.

John Lilly studied the effects of sensory deprivation tanks and also briefed the intelligence community with his progress. Lilly refused to let any of his work be classified and ended up leaving the National Institute of Health when he found that he could not work without the interference of the Government.

(C) Project Moonstruck/CIA:

  • Electronic implants in brain and teeth
  • Targeting: Long range
  • Implanted during surgery or surreptitiously during abduction
  • Frequency range: HF – ELF transceiver implants
  • Purpose: Tracking, mind & behavior control, conditioning, programming, covert operations
  • Functional Basis: Electronic Stimulation of the Brain ( E.S.B.)

1953

(A) John C. Lilly – when asked by the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to brief the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), and the various military intelligence services on his work using electrodes to stimulate directly the pleasure and pain centers in the brain – refused.

He said,

“Dr. Antione Redmond – using our techniques in Paris – has demonstrated that this method of stimulation on the brain can be applied to the human without help of the neurosurgeon … This means that anybody with the proper apparatus can carry this out covertly with no external signs that electrodes have been used in that person. I feel that if this technique got into the hands of a secret agency, they would have total control over a human being and be able to change his beliefs extremely quickly, leaving little evidence of what they had done.”

(from “Mind Control and the American Government”, by Martin Cannon in Lobster#23, pp 2-10. Cannon quotes Lilly from his book The Scientist, Berkeley, Ronin publishers, 1988, also Bantam Books 1981. Research by Peter Lewis.)

[note: After a statement like that of Dr. Lilly’s, how long do you think it would take the agencies, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. to contact Dr. Redmond in Paris?]

(B) Project MK-ULTRA/ CIA:

  • Drugs, electronics and electroshock
  • Targeting: Short range
  • Frequencies: VHF HF UHF modulated at ELF
  • Transmission and Reception: Local production
  • Purpose: Programming behavior, creation of “cyborg” mentalities
  • Effects: narcoleptic trance, programming by suggestion
  • Subprojects: Many.
  • Pseudonym: Project Artichoke
  • Functional Basis: Electronic Dissolution of Memory, E.D.O.M. (Disinfo???)

When the CIA’s mind-control program was transferred from the Office of Security to the Technical Services Staff (TSS) in 1953, the name changed again to MK-ULTRA.

Later still, in 1962, mind-control research was transferred to the Office of Research and Development; project cryptonyms remain unrevealed. What was studied? Everything including hypnosis, conditioning, sensory deprivation, drugs, religious cults, microwaves, psychosurgery, brain implants, and even ESP. When MK-ULTRA “leaked” to the public during the great CIA investigations of the 1970s, public attention focused most heavily on drug experimentation and the work with ESP.

Mystery still shrouds another area of study – the area which seems to have most interested ORD: psychoelectronics

(C) Martin Cannon, The Controllers: A New Hypothesis of Alien Abduction:

“The MK-ULTRA program was a covert behavior modification program run by the CIA in the early 1950s with the purpose of finding ways to make men more suggestible and involving the use of pain, drugs, and hypnosis on unsuspecting human guinea pigs.

(D) The first person to publicly expose the CIA’s use of “pain-drug-hypnosis” was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology who wrote in his 1951 book Science of Survival that it had become so extensively employed in espionage work that it was long past the time that people should have become alarmed about it.

“Mr. Hubbard’s statement was found to be true in the 1970s when the CIA’s program became public knowledge after the Freedom of Information Act enabled investigators to document the agency’s inhumane and grotesque experiments on human subjects.

The ensuing outcry over the use of mind-bending drugs – which combined with electric shock caused the deaths or maiming of untold numbers of people – drew comparisons between the CIA and the infamous Nazi doctors and led to Congressional hearings into the intelligence agency.” – an40286@anon.penet.fi (probably from the Scientology Guardians Organization).

(E) U.S. military releases clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over Winnipeg, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley in Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how efficiently they could disperse chemical agents.

(F) Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens-of-thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii.

1955

(A) (circa) Dr Louis West, friends with Aldous Huxley. It was Huxley who suggested that West combine LSD and hypnosis in his experiments (Lee, Martin, and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 48). West was an Air Force Major, chairman of the Psychiatry Department of UCLA, director of the Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, and an expert in hypnosis.

West was a veteran of the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind-control program and worked on interrogation techniques using hypnosis and LSD. West once killed an elephant by grossly overestimating a dose of LSD (elsewhere, I have heard that the tranquilizers required to calm the animal caused its death). West also studied the returning American POWs from Korea for the effects of brainwashing (Scheflin, Alan and Opton, Edward Jr., The Mind Manipulators, Paddington Press Ltd, 1978, pg 149-50).

(B) Morris K. Jessup published The Case For the UFO.

(C) The CIA – in an experiment to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents – releases a bacteria withdrawn from the Army’s biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.

(D) Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans participate in the tests, which continued until 1958.

1956

U.S. military releases mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over Savannah, GA and Avon Park, FL. Following each test, Army agents posing as public health officials test victims for effects.

 1957

It has now been documented that millions of doses of LSD were produced and disseminated under the aegis of the CIA’s Operation MK-ULTRA. LSD became the drug of choice within the agency itself, and was passed out freely to friends of the family including a substantial number of OSS veterans.

For instance, it was OSS Research and Analysis Branch veteran Gregory Bateson who “turned on” the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg to a U.S. Navy LSD experiment in Palo Alto, California. Not only Ginsberg but also novelist Ken Kesey and the original members of the Grateful Dead rock group opened the doors of perception courtesy of the Navy.

The guru of the ‘psychedelic revolution’ – Timothy Leary – first heard about hallucinogens in 1957 from Life magazine (whose publisher Henry Luce was often given Government acid like many other opinion shapers), and began his career as a CIA contract employee.

At a 1977 “reunion” of acid pioneers, Leary openly admitted, “everything I am, I owe to the foresight of the CIA.” [Michael J. Minnicino, “The New Dark Age, The Frankfurt School, and ‘Political Correctness'”, Fidelio, v1 #1]

 1958

(A) Project Argus
Between August and September 1958, the US Navy exploded 3 fission-type nuclear bombs 480 km above the South Atlantic Ocean in the part of the lower Van Allen Belt closest to the Earth’s surface. In addition, 2 hydrogen bombs were detonated 160 km over Johnston Island in the Pacific.

The military called this “the biggest scientific experiment ever undertaken”. It was designed by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, under the code name ‘Project Argus’. The purpose appears to be to assess the impact of high-altitude nuclear explosions on radio transmission and radar operations because of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and to increase understanding of the geomagnetic field and the behavior of the charged particles in it.

This gigantic experiment created new (inner) magnetic radiation belts encompassing almost the whole Earth and injected sufficient electrons and other energetic particles into the ionosphere to cause worldwide effects. The electrons traveled bac- and-forth along magnetic force lines, causing an artificial “aurora” when striking the atmosphere near the North Pole.

(B) The U.S. Military planned to create a “telecommunications shield” in the ionosphere, reported in 13-20 August 1961, Keesings Historisch Archief (K.H.A.). This shield would be created “in the ionosphere at 3,000 km height by bringing into orbit 350,000 million copper needles, each 2-4 cm long [total weight 16 kg], forming a belt 10 km thick and 40 km wide, the needles spaced about 100 m apart.” This was designed to replace the ionosphere “because telecommunications are impaired by magnetic storms and solar flares.”

The U.S. planned to add to the number of copper needles if the experiment proved to be successful. This plan was strongly opposed by the Intentional Union of Astronomers.

(C) Project Orion/ USAF:

  • Drugs, hypnosis, and ESB
  • Targeting: Short range, in person
  • Frequencies: ELF Modulation
  • Transmission and Reception: Radar, microwaves, modulated at ELF frequencies
  • Purpose: Top-security personnel debriefing, programming, insure security and loyalty
  • Pseudonym: “Dreamland”

[StealthSkater note: Bob Lazar said that he was ordered to take drugs that smelled like “pine” as part of his clearance to the S4 projects. See http://www.stealthskater.com/UFO.htm#Lazar]

(D) While Lilly implies that he left the NIH because of unethical government interference, his Communications Research Institute (founded in the 1958 to study dolphins) was partially funded by the Air Force, NASA, NIHM, the National Science Foundation, and the Navy. He was assisted in this work by Gregory Bateson.

While experimenting with sensory deprivation and LSD and ketamine, Lilly came to believe that he was in psychic contact with the aliens of what he called the “Earth Coincidence Control Office”. The aliens were guiding events in Lilly’s life to lead him to work with dolphins, which were psychic conduits between aliens and humans. The aliens are acting for the survival of organic lifeforms against artificial intelligences called “solid-state lifeforms”.

(E) LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army’s Chemical Warfare Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.

1959

Huxley speeches in London on “Latent Human Potential”. COINTELPRO is kicked off and the games begin.

1960

(A) MK-DELTA. CIA:

  • Fine-tuned electromagnetic subliminal programming
  • Targeting: Long Range
  • Frequencies: VHF HF UHF Modulated at ELF
  • Transmission and Reception: Television antennae, radio antennae, power lines, mattress spring coils, modulation on 60-Hz wiring.
  • Purpose: programming behavior and attitudes in general population
  • Effects: fatigue, mood swings, behavior dysfunction, and social criminality
  • Pseudonym: “Deep Sleep”, R.H.I.C.

(B) Hal Puthoff – according to author Jim Schnabel (and confirmed by Dr. Puthoff) – served at the NSA in the early 1960s during his tour with the Navy (not the Army as McRae reported) and later stayed on as a civillian. Joined SRI in 1971 as a specialist in laser physics. Served as an officer in the Navy from 1960-63 at Ft. Meade.

(C) Headlines read,

“Khrushchev Says Soviets Will Cut Forces a Third; Sees ‘Fantastic Weapon’ “. (From article of same title, by Max Frankel, New York Times, Jan. 15, 1960, p.1 as cited in “Tesla’s Electromagnetics and Its Soviet Weaponization”, paper by T.E. Bearden.)

(D) The International Foundation for Advanced Study (IFAS) is established. Founded by Myron Stolaroff and Paul Kurtz and located in Menlo Park, California. Studied the effects of LSD and mescaline from 1961 to 1965. (Anderson, Walter Truett, The Upstart Spring, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1983) The foundation also offered LSD therapy for $500 a session. In late 1961, the foundation released The Psychedelic Experience: A New Concept in Psychotherapy. (Stevens, Jay, Storming Heaven, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987, pg 177-9)

Also involved with the IFAS were Alfred Hubbard, Vice President Willis Harman, Charles Savage, Robert Mogar, James Fadiman, and Ethel Savage; with Hubbard reportedly supplying the drugs (then legal for research).

(E) The Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) authorizes field testing of LSD in Europe and the Far East. Testing of the European population is code named Project “Third Chance”; testing of the Asian population is code named Project “Derby Hat”.

1962

(A) The Esalen Institute was founded in 1964 by Mike Murphy and Dick Price out of Murphy’s family resort. Murphy and Price had been running seminars at the resort beginning in 1962 with speakers gathered through an expanding network of contacts, beginning with Alan Watts, Aldous Huxley, Gregory Bateson, Gerald Heard, and others. [see Anderson, Walter Truett, The Upstart Spring, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1983 for an expansive history of Esalen]

While an engineering professor at Stanford University, Harman led a 1962 conference on human potentiality at the Esalen Institute called “The Expanding Vision“. Harman went on later to head IONS with Astronaut Edgar Mitchell.

(B) Project Starfish
On July 9, 1962, the US began a further series of experiments with the ionosphere. From their description:

“one kiloton device at a height of 60 km, and one megaton and one multi-megaton at several hundred kilometers height” (K.H.A., 29 June 1962). These tests seriously disturbed the lower Van Allen Belt, substantially altering its shape and intensity.

“In this experiment, the inner Van Allen Belt will be practically destroyed for a period of time. Particles from the Belt will be transported to the atmosphere. It is anticipated that the Earth’s magnetic field will be disturbed over long distances for several hours, preventing radio communication. The explosion in the inner radiation belt will create an artificial dome of polar light that will be visible from Los Angeles” (K.H.A. May 11, 1962).

“A Fijian Sailor – present at this nuclear explosion – told me that “the whole sky was on fire” and he thought it would be the End of the World. This was the experiment which called forth the strong protest of the Queen’s Astronomer, Sir Martin Ryle in the UK.

“The ionosphere [according to the under-standing at that time] – that part of the atmosphere between 65 and 80 km and 280-320 km height – will be disrupted by mechanical forces caused by the pressure wave following the explosion. At the same time, large quantities of ionizing radiation will be released, further ionizing the gaseous components of the atmosphere at this height. This ionization effect is strengthened by the radiation from the fission products…

“The lower Van Allen Belt, consisting of charged particles that move along the geomagnetic field lines… will similarly be disrupted. As a result of the explosion, this field will be locally destroyed while countless new electrons will be introduced into the lower belt” (K.H.A. 11 May 1962).

“On July 19… NASA announced that as a consequence of the high altitude nuclear test of July 9, a new radiation belt had been formed, stretching from a height of about 400 km to 1600 km; it can be seen as a temporary extension of the lower Van Allen Belt” (K.H.A. August 5,1962).

As explained in the Encyclopedia Britannica:

“… Starfish made a much wider belt [than Project Argus] that extends from low altitude out past L=3 [i.e. three Earth radiuses or about 13,000 km above the surface of the Earth].”

(B) Later in 1962, the USSR undertook similar planetary experiments, creating 3 new radiation belts between 7,000 and 13,000 km above the Earth. 

According to the Encyclopedia, the electron fluxes in the lower Van Allen Belt have changed markedly since the 1962 high-altitude nuclear explosions by the US and USSR – never returning to their former state.  

According to American scientists, it could take many hundreds of years for the Van Allen Belts to destabilize at their normal levels. (Research done by: Nigel Harle, Borderland Archives, Cortenbachstraat 32, 6136 C.H. Sittard, Netherlands.) 

1963

Hal Puthoff worked for 8 years in the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford University till 1971

 1965

(A) “A project in the U.S. called Project Pandora … was undertaken in which chimpanzees were exposed to microwave radiation.  

The man who was in charge of this project said,

“the potential for exerting a degree of control on human behavior by low level microwave radiation seems to exist” and he urged that the effects of microwaves be studied for “possible weapons applications”.

(From “Electromagnetic Pollution: A Little Known Health Hazard. A new means of control?” by Kim Besley, Great Britain, p 14. Research from Woody Blue.)

In 1965, Koslov – then a physicist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) – suggested to Charles Weiss (head of security at the State Department) that a “a sober and systematic program of research” look into the “Moscow Signal”, which was caused by microwave radiation being beamed into the Moscow American Embassy. 

This program eventually evolved into Project Pandora, America’s first research program into the possible offensive, anti-personnel use of non-ionizing microwave radiation. (Steneck, Nicholas H., The Microwave Debate, The MIT Press, 1984, pg 94-5)

(B) A “Death Ray” weapon was developed by McFarlane Corporation. Described as a modulated electron gun X-ray nuclear booster, it could be adapted to communications, remote control and guidance systems, EM radiation telemetry, and death ray.

McFarlane claimed NASA stole the patent in 1965. Reported hearings before the House Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations, chaired by Rep. George Mahon (Dem. – Texas). (From “Hearing Voices” by Alex Constantine, Hustler, Jan. 1994, pp 102-104, 113, 120, 134. Research by Harlan Girard.)

(C) The CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MK-SEARCH – a program to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the use of mind-altering drugs.

(D) Prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are subjected to dioxin – the highly toxic chemical component of Agent Orange used in Viet Nam. The men are later studied for development of cancer which indicates that Agent Orange had been a suspected carcinogen all along.

1966

(A) CIA initiates Project MK-OFTEN – a program to test the toxicological effects of certain drugs on humans and animals.

(B) U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed when Army scientists drop lightbulbs filled with the bacteria onto ventilation grates.

(C) Cleve Backster is a polygraph specialist who helped develop interrogation techniques for the CIA. As of 1986, he ran a polygraph instruction school and the Backster Research Foundaion in San Diego. In February 1966, Backster recorded what he believes to be emotional reactions in plants with a polygraph machine. Called the “Backster Effect”, the validity of this phenomena is still debated.

1967

CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MK-NAOMI – successor to MK-ULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile, and test biological and chemical weapons.   


1968

(A) Eldon Byrd Published a paper on the telemetry of brain waves in the “Proceedings” of the International Telemetering Conference, 1972. Byrd was a physical scientist at the Naval Surface Weapons Center, White Oaks Laboratory, Silver Springs, Maryland (1968- unknown, at least 1981) Byrd describes his work with Naval Surface Weapons as “predicting what war will be like in the future.”

(B) Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald – science advisor to President Lyndon Johnson – wrote, “Perturbation of the environment can produce changes in behavioral patterns.” He was referring to low-frequency EM waves in the ionosphere affecting human brain wave patterns. (From his book, Unless Peace Comes, a Scientific Forecast of New Weapons, cited in “New World Order ELF Psychotronic Tyranny”, a paper by C. B. Baker.)

(C) SPS: Solar Power Satellite Project
In 1968, the U.S. military proposed Solar Powered Satellites in geostationary orbit some 40,000 km above the Earth, which would intercept solar radiation using solar cells on satellites and transmit it via a microwave beam to receiving antennas (called rectennas) on Earth.

The U.S. Congress mandated the Department of Energy and NASA to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment on this project, to be completed by June 1980 and costing $25 million. This project was designed to construct 60 Solar Powered Satellites over a 30-year period at a cost between $500 and $800 thousand million (in 1968 dollars), providing 100 percent of the US energy needs in the year 2025 at a cost of $3000 per kW. 

At that time, the project cost was 2-to-3 times larger than the whole Department of Energy budget and the projected cost of the electricity was well above the cost of most conventional energy sources. The rectenna sites on Earth were expected to take up to 145 square kilometers of land and would preclude habitation by any humans, animals, or even vegetation. 

Each Satellite was to be the size of Manhattan Island. [note: Sounds curiously like the HAARP array, yes?]

(D) CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, DC.

1969

(A) Charles Tart studied electrical engineering at MIT and received a PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina. He taught humanistic and experimental psychology at the University of California, Davis. Has served as Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia Medical School, and as Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University. 

His work has dealt with parapsychology, sleep and dreaming, hypnosis, and psychoactive drugs. [Tart, Charles, ed., Altered States of Consciousness, Anchor Books, 1969, inside cover]

(B) Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from Congress $10 million to develop – within 5-to-10 years – a synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.

1970

(A) Zbigniew Brzezinski – President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Director – said in his book Between Two Ages that weather control was a new weapon that would be the key element of strategy. “Technology will make available to leaders of major nations a variety of techniques for conducting secret warfare…”  

He also wrote that “Accurately-timed, artificially-excited electronic strokes could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over certain regions of the Earth … One could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of a very large population in selected regions over an extended period.” [Cited in Baker’s “ELF Psychotronic Tyranny” paper.]

(B) Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under H.R. 15090. The project – under the supervision of the CIA – is carried out by the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, the Army’s top-secret biological weapons facility. Speculation is raised that molecular biology techniques are used to produce AIDS-like retroviruses.

(C) United States intensifies its development of “ethnic weapons” (Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic differences and variations in DNA.

1971

(A) Hal Puthoff joined SRI in 1971 as a specialist in laser physics.

(B) circa 1972- Hubbard was hired by Willis Harman, (then director of the Educational Policy Research Center at SRI to be a special investigative agent) earning $100 a day. Officially he was a security guard although his actual duties included spying on the drug culture which Hubbard – a political conservative – disdained. He stayed at SRI until the late 1970s (Lee and Schlain, pg 198-9).

(C) According to Jack Sarfatti, a “very, very sophisticated and successful covert psychological warfare operation run by the late Brendan O Regan of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the late Harold Chipman who was the CIA station chief responsible for all mind-control research in the Bay Area in the 70s.”

1972

(A) Bruce Maccabee: Dr. Maccabee has been a Research Physicist at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Silver Spring, Maryland since 1972. His work has centered on high power lasers, underwater sound, and the Ballistic Missile Defense. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Maccabee was a member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (i.e., UFOs).

(B) In early 1972, psychic Ingo Swann heard of Hal Puthoff’s research proposal through Cleve Backster. ccording to Swann, Backster maintained his intelligence connections, and Backster reported that the CIA was interested in his experiments. Some of Backster’s experiments are documented in “PRIMARY PERCEPTION: Cleve Backster’s astounding mind/plant communication discovery!”, Australian Lateral Thinking Newsletter,1996.

(C) Puthoff is head of the SRI remote-viewing program, 1972-85. After he left, Puthoff was replaced with Ed May, a former Naval Intelligence Officer. (Puthoff, Harold, “CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing Program at Stanford Research Institute”, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1996)

(D) The Taser – the first electrical shock device developed for use by law enforcement – delivers barbed, dart-shaped electrodes to a subject’s body and 50,000 volt pulses at 2-millionths of an amp over 12-14 seconds time. (From “Report on the Attorney General’s Conference on Less Than Lethal Weapons”, by Sherry Sweetman, 1987, p 4, which cites “Non-Lethal Weapons for Law Enforcement: Research Needs and Priorities. A Report to the National Science Foundation by the Security Planning Corporation, 1972. Research by Harlan Girard.)

(E) “A U.S. Department of Defense document said that the Army has tested a microwave weapon. It was an extremely powerful ‘electronic flamethrower’. ” (From Electromagnetic Pollution)

(F) “A study published by the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center, titled ‘Analysis of Microwaves for Barrier Warfare’ examines the plausibility of using radio frequency energy in barrier counter-barrier warfare …

The report concludes that (a) it is possible to field a truck-portable microwave barrier system that will completely immobilize personnel in the open with present day technology; (b) there is a strong potential for a microwave system that would be capable of delaying or immobilizing personnel in vehicles; (c) with present technology, no method could be identified for a microwave system to destroy the type of armored material common to tanks.” (From Electromagnetic Pollution by Kim Besly, p 15, quoting The Zapping of America by Paul Brodeur.) The report further documents the ability to create third-degree burns on human skin using 3 Gigahertz at 20 watts/square-centimeter in 2 seconds.

(G) Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald testified before the House Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment concerning low-frequency research: “The basic notion there was to create between the electrically-charged ionosphere in the higher part of the atmosphere and conducting layers of the surface of the Earth this neutral cavity, to create waves – electrical waves that would be tuned to the brainwaves … about 10 cycles per second … you can produce changes in behavioral patterns or in responses.” [from Baker’s “ELF Psychotronic Tyranny” paper.]

1973

(A) Sharp and Grove transmit audible words via microwaves [EW: That is, voice to SKULL] (See “Synthetic Telepathy” in Resonance ]

(B) “Richard Kennett” is a pseudonym used by author Jim Schnabel in Remote Viewers (Dell, 1997) to describe a CIA scientist who worked with the remote-viewing project. In the photo insert is a picture of Kennett, Pat Price, and Harold Puthoff after a remote-viewing experiment involving a glider.

Elsewhere (example: Puthoff, Harold, “CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing Program at Stanford Research Institute”, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1996), the man in the photo on the left is identified as Chistopher Green. As there can’t be too many scientists at the CIA with an interest in the paranormal with this name, I feel safe in guessing that the two are the same, although I haven’t absolutely confirmed it. At any rate, here is the information on “Richard Kennett”, all from Remote Viewers.

In Spring 1973, he was an analyst with the CIA’s Office of Scientific Intelligence with a Ph.D. in neurophysiology. “Within a decade, Kennett would be the assistant national intelligence officer for chemical and biological warfare issues”. His work concentrated on evaluating the health of foreign officials, but he also explored the fringes of medicine and psychology. It was under these circumstances that he challenged Hal Puthoff’s research at SRI, although he was not officially controlling the contract. (pg 104-6)

The initial challenge was to view a secret microwave receiving station. [This controversial experiment is dealt with at length here. According to Schnabel’s information, this would make Kennett the “East Coast challenger” from Mind Reach]. Kennett – as well as the team at SRI – were reportedly investigated by the Defense Investigative Service after the viewing. Kennett was also involved with the experiments with Uri Geller. (pg 139).

Kennett was also called in to look at the scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who began to see “visions” after experimenting with Geller. (pg 166-9) Kennett left the CIA around 1985. (pg 317)   

1974

(A) Monroe Institute. Founded and directed by Robert Monroe from 1974 until his death in1995. Had classified contracts with the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM) on orders by Gen. Albert Stubblebine.  The Institute studied their hemi-synch techniques to see if they could enhance soldiers’ performance and concentration. (Emerson, Steven, Secret Warriors, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988, pg 103-4)

The primary area of research at the Monroe Institute involves using a binaural beat to cause different psychological effects. A binaural beat is created by using stereo headphones with each speaker emitting a slightly different frequency. The result is a tone at the frequency between the two, which allegedly causes the brain to “entrain” on the frequency (i.e. the brain waves regulate themselves to the same frequency).

The National Research council evaluated the Institute’s claims that the method could be used to improve learning. [National Research Council, Enhancing Human Performance, National Academy of Sciences, 1988, pg 111-4]

“..located near Charlottesville, Virginia. Bob Monroe – author of many books on ‘Out of Body Experiences’ – has long and close ties with the CIA. James Monroe – Bob’s father, if I’m not mistaken – was involved with the Human Ecology Society – a CIA front organization of the late 50s and 60s. 

The Monroe Institute has done research on accelerated learning and foreign language learning through the use of altered states of consciousness for the CIA and other government organizations.

Government interest in the more radical research going on at the Institute remains only tantalizing speculation. Official classified document storage boxes have been seen at their mail-order outlet located in Lovingston, VA.” (Porter, Tom, Government Research into ESP & Mind Control, March, 1996)

The Monroe Institute trained the government viewers from Ft. Meade in Out of Body Experiences (OBEs). Courtney Brown also went through this training which involves using the Institute’s Hemisync tapes. These tapes – which work by using a binaural beat to entrain brain waves – caused Brown to feel that he left his body and communicated with aliens. [Brown, Courtney, Cosmic Voyage, Dutton, 1996]

(B) In 1974, Jack Sarfatti is director of a physics program at the Esalen Institute. He’s been funded by Werner Erhard and Jean Lanier (a friend of Laurance Rockefeller). (Sarfatti, Jack, “The Parsifal Effect”, The Destiny Matrix)

Sarfatti met with Puharich, Uri Geller, and Ira Einhorn at Puharich’s Ossining ranch. Einhorn acted as a literary agent for Sarfatti and brought him to Esalen Physics /Consciousness research group. This is where it all started back in 1975. PCRG was co-founded by Jack Sarfatti and Michael Murphy at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California in 1974. Financed by Werner Erhard, Jean Lanier, and the late George Koopman, the PCRG nurtured the creation of books like Space-Time and Beyond, The Tao of Physics, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Cosmic Trigger, and The Roots of Consciousness.

The group included the physicists and authors Fred Alan Wolf, Nick Herbert, and Fritjof Capra, along with Saul Paul Sirag, Henry Dakin, Robert Anton Wilson, Uri Geller, Barbara Honneger, the late Brendan O Regan, George Leonard, Gary Zukav, Ira Einhorn, and artist Lynn Hershmann. Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson along with physicists David Finkelstein, Russell Targ, Karl Pribram, Henry Stapp, Phillipe Eberhard, and Ralph Abraham all came for shorter visits.

The group is now reborn on the World Wide Web 20 years later with both new and old faces. According to George Koopman, the PCRG was the inspiration for the film Ghost.

1975

(A) Saturn V Rocket. Due to a malfunction, the Saturn V rocket burned unusually high in the atmosphere – above 300 km. This burn produced “a large ionospheric hole” (Mendillo, M. et al., Science, p. 187, 343, 1975). The disturbance reduced the total electron content more than 60% over an area 1,000 km in radius and lasted for several hours. It prevented all telecommunications over a large area of the Atlantic Ocean.

The phenomenon was apparently caused by a reaction between the exhaust gases and ionospheric oxygen ions. The reaction emitted a 6300 Å airglow. Between 1975 and 1981, NASA and the U.S. Military began to design ways to test this new phenomena through deliberate experimentation with the ionosphere.

(B) Bruce Maccabee joined MUFON and was appointed State Director for Maryland and a Consultant in Photo Analysis and Laser Physics.

(C) In the 1970s, Mike Murphy became interested in Russian parapsychology and visited the country to meet experimenters in this field. This led to a close connection between Esalen and some Russian officials, who set up an exchange program. Lasting into the 1980s, this exchange was dubbed “hot-tub diplomacy”. John Mack was reportedly involved in this exchange.

In the late 1970s, Esalen became involved with an Englishwoman named Jenny O’Connor, who claimed to be in psychic contact with ‘the Nine’ (probably the same “Nine” that Andriah Puharich claimed to be in contact with). Dick Price and other members of the Esalen staff became increasingly dependent on ‘the Nine’ to the point of listing them as program leaders and members of the Esalen Gestalt Staff in brochures. (Anderson, pg 302)

(D) The virus section of Fort Detrick’s Center for Biological Warfare Research is renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities and placed under the supervision of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is here that a special virus cancer program is initiated by the U.S. Navy, purportedly to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that retrovirologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. It is later named HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus).

1975-1977

“Unpublished analyses of microwave bioeffects literature were disseminated to the U.S. Congress and to other officials arguing the case for remote control of human behavior by radar.” (From the Journal of Microwave Power, 12(4), 1977, p 320. Research by Harlan Girard.)

1976

(A) Around late-1976 to 1977, Dale Graff – then a physicist with the Air Force’s Foreign Technology Division – gave a small contract to the SRI research team. Graff wanted to replicate some Soviet psi experiments done in submarines, as well as test the Soviet hypothesis that psi was transmitted via ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) electromagnetic waves. 

These test were conducted in July, 1977 with the help of Stephan Schwartz, a former Navy officer and psychic researcher. Schwartz helped procure a submarine for a July 1977 experiment with SRI. These experiments included some on behalf of Dale Graff of the Air Force. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 207) Research associate with the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory.

(B) Around 1976, Koslov – as the scientific assistant to the secretary of the Navy – was being briefed on various contracts the Navy held, including one for SRI. The section describing the contract at SRI was headed “ELF AND MIND CONTROL” (ELF stands for Extremely-Low Frequency). Reportedly, Koslov was upset by the label and cancelled the contract with SRI. “I don’t believe it’s the function of the military to support parapsychology.” (Wilhelm, John, “Psychic Spying?”, Washington Post 08/07/77, B5)

According to another account, the heading was “Sensing of Remote EM sources (Physiological Correlates)”. According to this account, Koslov thought the project dealt with mind-control and looked into the contract in more detail. He found that it dealt with psychic research which upset him as well, and ordered the contract to be cancelled. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers, Dell, 1997, pg 206)

Either Wilhelm paraphrased and misinterpreted the section heading on the briefing, or the story was sanitized somewhere along the line before reaching Schnabel’s book. In either case, the Navy continued to fund psychic research (Wilhelm, 1977) and has been one of the biggest funders of research related to electronic mind-control.

1977

(A) Christopher Bird presented a paper on “dowsing” and the psychic ability of plants at the “Mind Over Matter” conference at Penn State University, late January,\ 1977, organized by Ira Einhorn. Other attendees included Andrija Puharich and Thomas Bearden (Levy, pg 189).

(B) Soon afterwards, Einhorn and the “Psychic Mafia” focused their attention on ELF mind-control (Levy, pg 190). He suggests that his murder charge could have been a set-up by the CIA or KGB for his interest in activities by America and Russia in the areas of psychic warfare, Tesla technology, and mind-control (Levy, pg 242). Puharich says that Einhorn’s work wasn’t important enough to elicit such a reaction (Levy, pg 308). The likelihood is that Einhorn – like many of the individuals involved in COINTELPRO – was merely a “useful idiot” who was as manipulated as those he sought to manipulate.

Einhorn led seminars at the Esalen Institute and was involved with the Physics/Consciousness Research Group. He reportedly worked with Congressman Charlie Rose, a large supporter of psychic studies, on classified projects. Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirm that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. Some of the areas included San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.

1978

(A) Experimental Hepatitis-B vaccine trials conducted by the CDC begin in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Ads for research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.

(B) Hungarians presented a state-of-the-art paper on infrasonic weapons to the United Nations, “Working Paper on Infrasound Weapons”, United Nations CD/575, 14 Aug 1978 (from The Road From Armageddon by Peter Lewis).

(C) SPS Military Implications
Early review of the Solar Powered Satellite project began in around 1978, and I [Rosalie Bertell] was on the review panel. Although this was proposed as an energy program, it had significant military implications. One of the most significant – first pointed out by Michael J. Ozeroff – was the possibility of developing a satellite-borne beam weapon for anti-ballistic missile (ABM) use.

The satellites were to be in geosynchronous orbits with each providing an excellent vantage point from which an entire hemisphere can be surveyed continuously. It was speculated that a high-energy laser beam could function as a thermal weapon to disable or destroy enemy missiles. There was some discussion of electron weapon beams through the use of a laser beam to preheat a path for the following electron beam.

The SPS was also described as a psychological and anti-personnel weapon which could be directed toward an enemy. If the main microwave beam was redirected away from its rectenna toward enemy personnel, it could use an infrared radiation wavelength (invisible) as an anti-personnel weapon. It might also be possible to transmit high enough energy to ignite combustible materials.

Laser beam power relays could be made from the SPS satellite to other satellites or platforms – for example, aircraft – for military purposes. One application might be a laser powered turbofan engine which would receive the laser beam directly in its combustion chamber, producing the required high temperature gas for its cruising operation. This would allow unlimited on-station cruise time. As a psychological weapon, the SPS was capable of causing general panic.

The SPS would be able to transmit power to remote military operations anywhere needed on Earth. The manned platform of the SPS would provide surveillance and early warning capability as well as ELF linkage to submarines. It would also provide the capability of jamming enemy communications. The potential for jamming and creating communications is significant. The SPS was also capable of causing physical changes in the ionosphere.

President Carter approved the SPS project and gave it a go-ahead in spite of the reservation which many reviewers – myself included – expressed. Fortunately, it was so expensive – exceeding the entire Department of Energy budget – that funding was denied by the Congress. I approached the United Nations Committee on Disarmament on this project.

But I was told that as long as the program was called “solar energy” by the United States, it could not be considered a “weapons” project. The same project resurfaced in the US under President Reagan. He moved it to the much larger budget of the Department of Defense and called it “Star Wars“. Since this is more recent history, I will not discuss the debate which raged over this phase of the plan.

By 1978, it was apparent to the U.S. Military that communications in a nuclear hostile environment would not be possible using traditional methods of radio and television technology (Jane’s Military Communications 1978).

By 1982, GTE Sylvania (Needham Heights, Massachusetts) had developed a command&control electronic sub-system for the U.S. Air Force’s Ground-Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM) that would enable military commanders to monitor and control the missile prior to launch both in hostile and non-hostile environments. The system contains 6 radio subsystems, created with visible light using a dark beam (not visible) and is resistant to the disruptions experienced by radio and television.

Dark beams contribute to the formation of energetic plasma in the atmosphere. This plasma can become visible as smog or fog. Some has a different charge than the Sun’s energy and accumulates in places where the Sun’s energy is absent, like the polar regions in the Winter. When the polar Spring occurs, the Sun appears and repels this plasma, contributing to holes in the ozone layer.

This military system is called Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN). (See The SECOMII Communication System, by Wayne Olsen, SAND 78-0391,Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 1978.) 

This innovative emergency radio system was apparently never implemented in Europe and exists only in North America. 

1979

(A) In February 1979, Alfred Hubbard attended an LSD reunion party hosted by Dr. Oscar Janiger along with Laura Huxley, Sidney Cohn, John Lilly, Willis Harman, and Timothy Leary among others (Lee and Schlain, 213).

(B) Around 1979, SRI funded a project of Tart’s which screened university students and faculty for psychic ability. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 225-6)

(C) In an article entitled “The Fund for CIA Research, or Who’s Disinforming Who?”, the anonymous authors (the Associated Investigators Group) accuse Bruce Maccabee of working with the CIA, providing them with information, and letting the CIA affect his leadership in FUFOR. According to the article, Maccabee’s main contact with the CIA was through Dr. Christopher Green.

In a written response, Maccabee rebuts that most of his contacts with the CIA have been in the context of his work with the Navy and are unrelated to his UFO research. He says that he did give CIA employees informal lectures at the request of Ron Pandolfi, but that the CIA has never attempted to influence his research.

[A similar rebuttal was written by Aviary guy Dan Smith and Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Fate Magazine, and New Age Land Central – in later years – after similar accusations were made.]

“I never contacted any companies. What I did was tell Jack Acuff – Director of NICAP at the time – that I would like to speak to experts in the field of radar. He, in turn, put me in contact with a scientist – Dr. Gordon MacDonald – at the MITRE corporation. I was invited to discuss the NZ sightings with him and several other scientists at MITRE in McLean, VA.

And I did (and they generally agreed with my conclusions). Then a week-or-so later, I learned that MacDonald had contacted a man at the CIA who contacted me and offered to provide technical consultation if I would provide a briefing to some CIA employees. At first, I was leery of doing anything with the CIA. But I knew they had radar experts, so I stipulated that if they would give me some feedback I’d tell them what I know. 

So I briefed them and I received some helpful comments…” [note: When you dance with the Devil, the Devil doesn’t change – the Devil changes YOU!]

“After I discussed the NZ case one employee – Dr. Christopher “Kit” Green (KG) – invited me to visit the CIA again a week-or-so later to have a general UFO discussion with him and a couple of other employees… After that last meeting with KG in the spring of 1979, I didn’t see him again and had no contact with the agency until June, 1984 when I was contacted by Dr. Ronald Pandolfi regarding my Navy work.

He had been tracking developments by the “other side” in that field of research and wanted to know what the U.S. state-of-the-art was.” (Bruce Maccabee’s response to the AIR report)

Formerly with the CIA, Dr. Green’s work involved UFO research.

“Dr. Green attained a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology in 1969 and in1976 received his M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree. Green was awarded the CIA’s National Intelligence Medal for his work on a ‘classified project’ from 1979 to 1983 – precisely the years in which Maccabee was meeting with him at CIA headquarters. 

Green uses somewhat of a cover story to describe his CIA work, calling himself a ‘Scientific Advisor on the Advisory Board to the Directorate of Intelligence, CIA.'” (The Associated Investigators Group, “The Fund for CIA Research, or Who’s Disinforming Who?”)

Esalen also held seminars in quantum physics, and was the birthplace of the Physics/Consciousness Research Group. Some results of these seminars are documented in Zukav, Gary, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Morrow Quill, 1979

1980

(A) By the 1980’s, Koslov was working with the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, where he continued to study the effects of electromagnetic radiation on humans. He is currently the vice president of the Maryland Microscopical and Scientific Instrument Society.

(B) Dale Graff had continued to task SRI on behalf of the Air Force for the next few years. In 1980, he won a fellowship for “exceptional analyst” within the intelligence community and planned to take 2 years off to conduct research in other laboratories: SRI, a psychokenesis lab at Princeton, a J.B. Rhine affiliated lab in Durham, NC, and a Department of Energy lab where microwave weapons were being studied. His fellowship was revoked by the office of the Air Force Chief of Staff and – with the encouragement of Jack Vorona – he retired from the Air Force and moved to the DIA, where he ran the Advanced Concepts Office.

(C) “Michelle Smith” and Lawrence Pazder published “Michelle Remembers” about Satanic Ritual Abuse memories. She came to therapist Pazder because she was in distress over horrible dreams and a miscarriage.

1981

(A) Orbit Maneuvering System
Part of the plan to build the SPS space platforms was the demand for reusable space shuttles since they could not afford to keep discarding rockets. 

In 1981, The NASA Spacelab-3 mission of the Space Shuttle made “a series of passes over a network of 5 ground based observatories” in order to study what happened to the ionosphere when the Shuttle injected gases into it from the Orbit Maneuvering System (OMS). They discovered that they could “induce ionospheric holes” and began to experiment with holes made in the daytime or at night over Millstone, Connecticut and Arecibo, Puerto Rico. 

They experimented with the effects of,

“artificially induced ionospheric depletions on very low frequency wave lengths, on equatorial plasma instabilities, and on low frequency radio astronomical observations over Roberval, Quebec, Kwajelein, in the Marshall Islands, and Hobart, Tasmania” (Advanced Space Research, Vo1.8, No. 1, 1988).

(B)  Eldon Byrd – who worked for Naval Surface Weapons, Office of Non-Lethal Weapons – was commissioned in 1981 to develop electromagnetic devices for purposes including ‘riot control’, clandestine operations and hostage removal.

Byrd also wrote of experiments where behavior of animals was controlled by exposure to weak electromagnetic fields. ‘At a certain frequency and power intensity, they could make the animal purr, lay down, and roll over.'” (Keeler, Anna, “Remote Mind Control Technology“)

“Between 1981 and September 1982, the Navy commissioned me to investigate the potential of developing electromagnetic devices that could be used as non-lethal weapons by the Marine Corp for the purpose of ‘riot control’, hostage removal, clandestine operations, and so on.” Eldon Byrd, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Silver Spring MD. (from “Electromagnetic Pollution” by Kim Besly, p 12.)

(C) John Alexander supported the views of Thomas Bearden. Delivered a paper to the 1981 national convention of the US Psychotronic Association

(D) General Albert Stubblebine. Former head of the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM) 1981-84, Masters degree in chemical engineering from Columbia. He signed classified contracts with the Monroe Institute (Emerson, Steven, Secret Warriors, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988, pg 103-4). Stubblebine often met with Noriega while he was a U.S. intelligence asset (Emerson, 1988, pg 110-1).

 

Stubblebine was the former boss of Col. John Alexander, and the two have held numerous “spoon-bending” parties. He is a friend of Lyn Buchanan [according to a representative from PSI TECH, the two are not friends]. Stubblebine is married to ufologist Rima Laibow. (Porter, Tom, Government Research into ESP & Mind Control, March, 1996).

Soon after becoming head of INSCOM, Stubblebine began a program called the “High Performance Task Force” – a series of methods to improve his officers’ performance. These ranged from the neuro-linquistic programming of Tony Robbins to the hemisynch tapes of the Monroe Institute where Stubblebine often sent his officers. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 276)

Following an incident involving an officer having a psychotic episode at the Monroe Institute, Stubblebine resigned in 1984. He was replaced by Major General Harry Soyster (Schnabel, 1997, pg 316), formerly vice-president for ‘Intelligence Systems’ of BDM of McClean, Virginia. As of 1992, Chairman of PSI-TECH.

“Laibow, Stubblebine, and ufologist Victoria Lacas (with [C.B. Scott] Jones in the shadows) toured Europe and the Soviet Union, where they have established a prodigious UFO/Psi network.” (Durant, Robert J., “Will the Real Scott Jones Please Stand Up?”) Stubblebine gave a lecture at the International Symposium on UFO Research – sponsored by the International Association for New Science – in Denver, Colorado (May 22-25, 1992).

 

This gives a good example of Stubblebine’s coherence (or lack thereof) and paranoia (he often threatened to destroy the tape). Stubblebine claimed that none of the members of the remote-viewing program had prior psychic abilities or interests (but all other sources state that they did).

(E) In the Summer of 1981, Pat Delgado brought to the attention of the national Press the existence of mysterious circular depressions in the fields at Cheesefoot Head, Hampshire.

(F) Budd Hopkins published Missing Time with an afterward by therapist Aphrodite Clamar. Hopkins book was about the in-depth investigation of 19 cases of UFO abduction which he had undertaken in the previous 5 years.

(G) The first cases of AIDS are confirmed in homosexual men in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, triggering speculation that AIDS may have been introduced via the Hepatitis-B vaccine.

 

1982

(A) In May 1982, Elisabeth and Russell Targ held a workshop on psychic phenomena for 25 professionals.

 

This was part of a program with Stanislav Grof, who was studying non-chemical alternatives for altered states of consciousness. The Targs goal was to show that psychic experiences did not require an “altered state”. (Targ, Russell and Harary, Keith, Mind Race, Villard Books, 1984, pg 99). Grof served briefly as the branch chief of the operational unit of Star Gate from around 1982 or 83 until he resigned in summer of 1993.

(B) Electromagnetic weapons for law enforcement use in Great Britain.


A 10-30 Hz strobe light which can produce seizures, giddiness, nausea, and fainting was developed by Charles Bovill of the now defunct British firm Allen International. Addition of sound pulses in the 4.0-7.5 Hz range increases effectiveness as utilized in the Valkyrie – a “frequency” weapon advertised in British Defense Equipment Catalogue until 1983.

 

The squawk box or “sound curdler” uses 2 loudspeakers of 350-watt output to emit 2 slightly different frequencies which combine in the ear to produce a shrill shrieking noise. The U.S. National Science Foundation report says there is “severe risk of permanent impairment of hearing.” (From Electropollution by Kim Besley, citing the Manchester City Council Police Monitoring Unit document.)

(C) Air Force review of biotechnology.

“Currently available data allow the projection that specially generated radiofrequency radiation (RFR) fields may pose powerful and revolutionary antipersonnel military threats. Electroshock therapy indicates the ability of induced electric current to completely interrupt mental functioning for short periods of time to obtain cognition for longer periods and to restructure emotional response over prolonged intervals.

“… impressed electromagnetic fields can be disruptive to purposeful behavior and may be capable of directing and/or interrogating such behavior. Further, the passage of approximately 100 milliamperes through the myocardium can lead to cardiac standstill and death, again pointing to a speed-of-light weapons effect.

“A rapidly scanning RFR system could provide an effective stun or kill capability over a large area.” (From “Final Report on Biotechnology Research Requirements for Aeronautical Systems Through the Year 2000”. AFOSR-TR-82-0643, Vol 1, and Vol 2, July 30, 1982.)

 

1983

(A) Phoenix II / USAF, NSA:

  • Location: Montauk, Long Island
  • Electronic multi-directional targeting of select population groups
  • Targeting: Medium range
  • Frequencies: Radar, microwaves. EHF UHF modulated
  • Power: Gigawatt through Terawatt
  • Purpose: Loading of Earth Grids, planetary sonombulescence to stave off geological activity, specific-point earthquake creation, population programming for “sensitized” individuals
  • Pseudonym: “Rainbow”, ZAP

(B) Nikolai Khokhlov – a Soviet KGB agent who defected to the West in 1976 – interviews recently arrived scientists and reports that “The Soviet mind-control program is run by the KGB with unlimited funds.” (From The Spectator, Feb 5, 1983, reported in “New World Order Psychotronic Tyranny” by C. B. Baker.)

(C) “Center Lane” was the codename for the operational unit of the remote-viewing program, redesignated from Grill Flame in late 1983. Control of the unit shifted from INSCOM’s operation group to the more direct control of Albert Stubblebine. The unit was known as INSCOM Center Lane Project (ICLP). (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 280)

In late 1983, 4 more individuals were recruited to Center Lane: Captain Ed Dames, Captain Bill Ray (counterintelligence specialist), Captain Paul Smith, and Charlene Cavanaugh (civilian analyst with INSCOM). These four began a training program – which started at The Monroe Institute – and concluded with personal training with Ingo Swann. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 292-3)

After Gen. Stubblebine’s retirement in 1984, Center Lane was completely without support in the Army. Jack Vorona arranged for the unit to be transferred directly to the DIA’s Scientific and Technical Intelligence Directorate when Army funding ran out in late 1985, at which time it was redesignated Sun Streak. Until that time, the unit was given no official taskings (Schnabel, 1997, pg 319).

Center Lane started when Ingo Swann at SRI came across a breakthrough in his techniques in 1983. He developed a training program and trained 6 military officers (including Ed Dames) over a period of 6 months. After finishing the training in late 1983, the viewers returned and started applying their knowledge.

 

The unit was renamed ‘Center Lane’ with Dames as the operations and training officer. “Dames took a ‘let’s see what this baby can do’ approach, replacing the unit’s former intelligence collection methodology with the breakthrough technique.” (Dames, Ed, “Ed Dames Sets the Record Straight”) [Keep in mind that Dames is a major disinfo artist.]

 

1984

USSR: New Beam Energy Possible?“, possibly associated with early Soviet weather engineering efforts over the U.S. (from “Tesla’s Electromagnetics and Its Soviet Weaponization” by T.E. Bearden.) According to former Reagan aide Barbara Honneger,

“the fundamental reason for the increased interest [in psi research] is initial results coming out of laboratories in the United States and Canada that certain amplitude and frequency combinations of external electromagnetic radiation in the brain-wave frequency range are capable of bypassing the external sensory mechanism of organisms – including humans – and directly stimulating higher-level neuronal structures in the brain.

 

This electronic stimulation is known to produce mental changes at a distance, including hallucinations in various sensory modalities – particularly auditory.” (McRae, Ronald, Mind Wars, St. Martin’s Press, 1984, pg 136)

The overlap between these 2 fields can be described as:

Mis-identification:
Some ELF mind-control studies have been discussed under the heading of “psychotronics“. Many – myself included – don’t agree with this label as there is no psychic component in the study of the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the central nervous system.

Coincidental Findings:
As in most scientific fields, research that is tangential for one project may be central to another. Navy studies in ELF communications included a portion on possible health effects. When these findings were revealed, the possibility of using ELF as a weapon arose and studies were continued in that direction. However, we can’t say that all of the Navy’s research into ELF radio was a front for mind-control as they have a definite interest in communication with their submarines. The same may be true for remote-viewing studies. Studies at SRI and elsewhere measured and analyzed subject’s brain waves, and also studied the effects of ELF waves as a possible carrier for telepathic information.

Tech-Enhanced Psi:
Some studies – especially those involving dolphins – tried to use technology to enhance psychic phenomena. Most of this is pure bunk including most of the inventions I’ve seen created by the Russians and the US Psychotronic Association. Some of it resembles telepathy simulated by technology, such as the attempt to carry signals from dolphins to humans via the “Neurophone“. This would seem to fit better under “Mis-identification”.

Cover:
Remote-viewing – like UFOs – has been postulated by some researchers as being used as a “cover story” for covert mind-control experiments. This plan would convince the victims that the “voices” or sensory data they were unnaturally receiving was due to channeling, telepathy, or remote-viewing. It would also have the “high-weirdness” factor, which would preclude a serious treatment of the subject by the mainstream media. However, I’m hesitant to lump the entire spectrum of government interest in psi in this category.

Cutting Edge:
Both psychic ability and things like non-lethal weapons are considered to be on the “cutting edge” of military theory. This is an alternative explanation as to why individuals like John Alexander and David Morehouse are interested in both fields. The degree to which these crossovers apply to specific cases are dealt with individually, and to this subject as a whole in the conclusions.

 

1985

(A) Founded by Ed May, the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory was formed at SRI in 1985 and moved with May to SAIC. May and the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory are currently at a “small start-up research place called the Laboratories for Fundamental Research” (e-mail from Ed May, 8/7/96).

 

Joe McMoneagle is listed as a research associate. Other staff members include S. James, P. Spottiswoode, Earling DeGraff, Nevin D. Lantz, Philip Wasserman, Laura V. Faith, Ellen Messer, and Stephan A. Schwartz.

“I (Dean Radin) took a leave of absence from Bell Labs in 1985 and spent that entire year at SRI International, working with Hal Puthoff and Ed May.

 

Since then, I spent about half my time in academia (Princeton, Edinburgh, UNLV) and half in industry (Contel Technology Center, GTE Labs). My academic research was exclusively on psi phenomena, and my industrial research included about 20% on psi.

“I’m not in favor of developing or using psi for any military purposes. But unfortunately there are those in the World who would use psi as a weapon if they could.

 

Thus, I reluctantly suppose that R& D on psi for intelligence and possibly military purposes can be justified for defensive reasons. It would be naive to think that someone, somewhere is not working on this right now.”

(Interview with the RetroPsychoKinesis Project)

(B) Since the early 1970s, Puthoff had been a part-time paid consultant to Bill Church regarding alternative fuel sources. At Puthoff’s urging, Church developed a company (Jupiter Technologies) to research Zero-Point Energy. In the summer of 1985 after giving only 2 weeks notice, Puthoff left SRI to work for Church full time. (Schnabel, Jim, 1997, pg 323)

(C) Women in the peace camps at Greenham Common began showing various medical symptoms believed to be caused by EM surveillance weapons beamed at them. (See “Zapping: The New Weapon of the Patriarchy”, Resonance#13, pp 22-24. Research by Woody Blue.)

(D) Innovative Shuttle Experiments
An innovative use of the Space Shuttle to perform space physics experiments in Earth orbit was launched, using the OMS injections of gases to “cause a sudden depletion in the local plasma concentration – the creation of a so-called ionospheric hole”. This artificially-induced plasma depletion can then be used to investigate other space phenomena, such as the growth of the plasma instabilities or the modification of radio propagation paths.

 

The 47 second OMS burn of July 29, 1985 produced the largest and most long-lived ionospheric hole to date, dumping some 830 kg of exhaust into the ionosphere at sunset. A 6-second, 68-km OMS release above Connecticut in August 1985 produced an airglow which covered over 400,000 square km.

During the 1980s, rocket launches globally numbered about 500-to-600 a year, peaking at 1500 in 1989. There were many more during the Gulf War. The Shuttle is the largest of the solid fuel rockets with twin 45-meter boosters. All solid fuel rockets release large amounts of hydrochloric acid in their exhaust.

 

Each Shuttle flight injects about 75 tons of ozone-destroying chlorine into the stratosphere. Those launched since 1992 inject even more ozone-destroying chlorine (about 187 tons) into the stratosphere (which contains the ozone layer).

(E) Whitley Strieber publishes Communion.

(F) According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA – a fatal sheep virus – are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.

 

1986

(A) Attorney General’s Conference on Less Than Lethal Weapons
Reviews current weapons available. Most date back to 1972: the Taser; the Nova XR-5000 Stun Gun (can interrupt a pacemaker); the Talon, a glove with an electrical pulse generator; and the Source, a flashlight with electrodes at the base.

 

These devices are useful only at close range except for the Taser, and are generally restricted to correctional institutions. Photic driving strobe lights tested by one conference delegate on 100 subjects produced discomfort. Closed eyelids do not block the effect. Evidence that ELF produces nausea and disorientation. Suggestion to develop fast-acting electro sleep-inducing EM weapon. Discusses problem of testing weapons on animals and human “volunteers”.

 

(From “Report on the Attorney General’s Conference on Less Than Lethal Weapons”, by Sherry Sweetman, March 1987, prepared for the National Institute of Justice. Research by Harlan Girard.)

(B) “The Electromagnetic Spectrum in Low-Intensity Conflict” by Captain Paul Tyler, MC, USN quotes the above passage and further elaborates on the theme. (Published in Low Intensity Conflict and Modern Technology, Lt. Col. David J. Dean, USAF, ed., Air University Press, Maxwell AFB, AL. Research by Harlan Girard.)

(C) On 02/10/86, Cleve Backster’s lab was visited by National Research Council’s Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance. The NRC was evaluating enhancement and parapsychological studies conducted for the Army. So it is likely that Backster’s research was involved with the Government. (National Research Council, Enhancing Human Performance, National Academy of Sciences, 1988, pg 193-8)

(D) Mighty Oaks
In April 1986 just before the Chernobyl disaster, the U.S. had a failed hydrogen test at the Nevada Test Site called “Mighty Oaks”. This test – conducted far underground – consisted of a hydrogen bomb explosion in one chamber with a leaded steel door to the chamber (2 meters thick) closing within milliseconds of the blast.

 

The door was to allow only the first radioactive beam to escape into the “control room” in which expensive instrumentation was located. The radiation was to be captured as a weapon beam.

The door failed to close as quickly as planned, causing the radioactive gases and debris to fill the control room and destroying millions of dollars worth of equipment. The experiment was part of a program to develop X-ray and particle beam weapons.

 

The radioactive releases from Mighty Oaks were vented under a “licensed venting” and were likely responsible for many of the North American nuclear fallout reports in May 1986, which were attributed to the Chernobyl disaster.

(E) According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (83:4007-4011), HIV and VISNA are highly similar and share all structural elements except for a small segment which is nearly identical to HTLV. This leads to speculation that HTLV and VISNA may have been linked to produce a new retrovirus to which no natural immunity exists.

(F) A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government’s current generation of biological agents includes modified viruses, naturally occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing vaccines.

 

1987

(A) In 1987, Pandolfi invited UFOlogist Bruce Maccabee “to give a general lecture to [CIA] employees on UFOs and MJ-12”. (Maccabee’s response to AIR)

(B) Department of Defense admits that despite a treaty banning research and development of biological agents, it continues to operate research facilities at 127 facilities and universities around the Nation.

 

1988

(A) After retiring from the Army in 1988, John Alexander joined the Los Alamos National Laboratories and began working with Janet Morris, the Research Director of the U.S. Global Strategy Council (USGSC) chaired by Dr Ray Cline (deceased) former Deputy Director of the CIA.”

(B) The Pentagon is ordered by courts to cease EMP tests at several locations due to a lawsuit filed by an environmental group. (From The Washington Post, May 15, 1988, see “US and Soviets Develop Death Ray”, Resonance 11, p 10. Research by Remy Chevalier.)

(C) Senator Claiborne Pell from Rhode Island. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Club of Rome. Decorated by the Knights of Malta. Along with Charlie Rose, Pell is one of Washington’s biggest supporters of psychic research. In1988, he introduced a bill to get government funding for the New Age group the National Committee on Human Resources (Al Gore was a co-sponsor). He is also on the advisory board of the International Association of Near-Death Studies and on the board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Human Potential Foundation.

For 7 years, Claiborne Pell employed C.B. Scott Jones as an aide (Gardner, Martin, “Clairborne Pell: The Senator From Outer Space”, Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 1996). Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Pell was a close friend of BCCI figure Clark Clifford. (Truell, Peter and Gurwin, Larry, False Profits, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992, pg 240)

 

1989

(A) MUFON appointed C.B. Scott Jones as a Special Consultant in International Relations

(B) TRIDENT/ ONR, NSA:

  • Electronic directed targeting of individuals or populations
  • Targeting: Large population groups assembled
  • Display: Black helicopters flying in triad formation of three
  • Power: 100,000 watts
  • Frequency: UHF
  • Purpose: Large group management and behavior control, riot control Allied Agencies: FEMA
  • Pseudonym: “Black Triad” A.E.M.C

(C) Human Potential Foundation founder and president C.B. Scott Jones. Board members include Clark Sandground and Claiborne Pell. Received original funding from Laurance Rockefeller. Passes funds from Rockefeller to UFO abduction researcher John Mack. Worked with Dr. Igor Smirnov.

(D) Michael Persinger feels that he is able to replicate alien abduction and other supernatural phenomena through the use of 3 solenoids (attached to a modified motorcycle helmet) passing a magnetic pulse through the frontal lobes of the brain. Solenoids are called “magnetic coils” by psychiatrists, who use them as a non-intrusive alternative to implantable electrodes for stimulating the brain. (see Hallett, Mark and Cohen, Leonardo, “Magnetism: a New Method for Stimulation of Nerve and Brain”, JAMA, 7/28/89, pg 530)

(E) John Alexander:

“I have served as chief of Advanced Human Technology for the Army Intelligence and Security Command (1982-84) and – during the preparation of the EHP [Enhancing Human Performance] report – was director of the Advanced Systems Concepts Office at the U.S. Army Laboratory Command.”

 

Alexander stated that “..psychotronic weapons lack traditional scientific documentation, and I do not suggest that research projects be carried out in that field.” (Alexander, Col. John, “A Challenge to the Report”, New Realities, March/April 1989)

(F) Psi Tech founded in 1989 by president Ed Dames. Their vice-president is Jonina Dourif. A “John L. Turner” is listed as a monitor. Board Members include John B. Alexander and Gen. Albert Stubblebine.

 

1990

(A) According to an anonymous BBC television reporter, Dr Louis West headed up the medical oversight for the Ft. Meade remote-viewing operational unit. (Constantine, Alex, “‘Remote Viewing’ at Stanford Research Institute or Illicit CIA Mind Control Experimentation?”) West was also a “Member of the medical oversight board for Science Applications International Corp. remote-viewing research in early 1990s.

(B) RF MEDIA/ 1990, CIA:

  • Electronic, multi-directional subliminal suggestion and programming
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado (Location of main cell telephone node, national television synchronization node)
  • Targeting: national population of the United States
  • Frequencies: ULF VHF HF Phase modulation
  • Power: Gigawatts
  • Implementation: Television and radio communications, the “videodrome” signals
  • Purpose: Programming and triggering behavioral desire, subversion of psychic abilities of population, preparatory processing for mass electromagnetic control
  • Pseudonym: “Buzz Saw” E.E.M.C.

(C) TOWER/ CIA, NSA:

  • Electronic cross country subliminal programming and suggestion
  • Targeting: Mass population, short-range intervals, long-range cumulative
  • Frequencies: Microwave, EHF SHF
  • Methodology: Cellular telephone system, ELF modulation
  • Purpose: Programming through neural resonance and encoded information
  • Effect: Neural degeneration, DNA resonance modification, psychic suppression
  • Pseudonym: “Wedding Bells”

(D) More than 1500 6-month old Black and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles are given an “experimental” measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. CDC later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children was experimental.

 

1991

(A) SRI’s remote viewing project moved to SAIC

(B) Desert Storm
According to Defense News, April 13-19, 1992, the US deployed an electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP) in Desert Storm, designed to mimic the flash of electricity from a nuclear bomb. The Sandia National Laboratory had built a 23,000 square meter laboratory on the Kirkland Air Force Base in 1989 to house the Hermes II electron beam generator capable of producing 20 Trillion Watt pulses lasting 20-to-25 billionths-of-a-second. This X-ray simulator is called a “Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator”. A stream of electrons hitting a metal plate can produce a pulsed X-ray or gamma ray. Hermes II had produced electron beams since 1974. These devices were apparently tested during the Gulf War, although detailed information on them is sparse.

 

1992

(A) Eldon Byrd told me [Dick Farley] about it [lawsuit w/ Randi] over dinner at C. B. “Scott” Jones home one evening of several we spent together back in ’92 and ’93 there.

“Byrd said that Uri Geller put up $10,000 for his legal costs. Byrd and Geller are good friends, from back in the ’70s…”

 

“Byrd says he had been “set-up” by postal inspectors – part of some initiative to discredit him because he was too public with his personal interests in “psi,” etc. He’d allegedly had some Navy security clearance issues dog him, which contributed to his early retirement as one of their senior most civilian scientists.”

“When he was still with the Navy, Dr. Byrd was the contract manager for some of the research Michael Persinger did on ‘neuro-impacts’ of various EMFs and ELFs. Something about wave-propagation and influences on submariners if somebody “beeped” them with mind-influencing EMF signals, etc. That kind of thing.” (Farley, Dick, “False Memory Spindrome”)

(B) John Alexander. Last year, Alexander organized a national conference devoted to researching “reports of ritual abuse, Near-Death Experiences, human contacts with extraterrestrial aliens, and other so-called anomalous experiences”, the Albuquerque Journal reported in March 1993.

(C) December.

“The U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center is conducting a one-year study of Acoustic Beam Technology … The command awarded the 1-year study to Scientific Applications and Research Associates of Huntington Beach, CA. Related research is conducted at the Moscow-based Andreev Institute.” (From “U.S. Explores Russian Mind Control Technology”, by Barbara Opal, Defense News, Jan 11-17, 1993. Research by Harlan Girard and others.)

(D) Dan Smith [the Aviary‘s physicist “Chicken Little”] was for a while engaged to marry the illustrious Rosemary Ellen Guiley, who numbered Von Ward, Jones, Colin Andrews, and a host of others on her “Center for Crop Circle Studies” advisory panel back in ’92-93. Rosie’s moved ahead (upward?) to the angelic realms, following the market and the money.

 

But she does have the corner on American expertise on Wicca, and her close relationship with former (now retired) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) “weird desk” and senior “applied anomalous” guy Dale Graff … who was from my contacts with Scott Jones’. [Aviary’s Prince Hans Adam- & Laurence Rockefeller-funded retired Naval Intel Cmdr. Cecil B. “Scott” Jones] Affiliated with Sen. Claiborne Pell, with Dale Graff being the latter’s “inside man” at the DIA.

The “ Aquarium Conspiracy” by Dan Smith and Rosemary Ellen Guiley

In the beginning, there was “eschatology” – the branch of theology dealing with the end times. Having spent many years first studying physics and then metaphysics, Dan came to the conclusion that the scientists have been looking at the World upside-down. Mind – not matter – is the foundation for all realities. Moreover, the materialist paradigm was in danger of imminent collapse, being subverted on the inside by its own contradictions and on the outside by the growing body of evidence for the paranormal.

Creating and maintaining a reality is no easy game. It requires a lot of magic and a lot of conscious critters like ourselves who are pretty good at collective self-deception. Fortunately – or perhaps unfortunately – our particular reality game has about reached its natural conclusion, and we are waking up to the fact that mind and matter are not separate. We are undergoing an exciting-but-stressful revolution in our collective consciousness. This revolution – or global spiritual emergency – will bring upheavals and overloads in our global consciousness that will impact the material Earth for better-or-worse, and may quickly get out-of-control. We also will be opening up to other realities that will be impacting us as well.

Our present very tidy sense of ‘reality’ and its boundaries is due to become much more fluid and permeable. Every spiritual tradition takes very seriously its prophesies about the End of the World. But for the first time, we are seeing these prophesies turning into believable predictions of Earth and reality changes. That is how Dan fell from physics into eschatology. [This last remark tells us that Rosemary is the one doing the writing here.]

After experiencing numerous slammed doors among his former scientific colleagues, he decided that the most logical place to find fellow eschatologists would be in various intelligence agencies and among investigators of the paranormal. Dan next addressed how to communicate about the eschaton. Even a small hint that the Government is worried about the End of the World might start a chain reaction of panic, which could possibly serve as a trigger for the eschaton.

On the other hand, people inside the Government might be wanting to set up a kind of civil defense network vis-a-vis the eschaton. And so they would be looking for people on the outside who could much more freely network among the general public.

An important link in the communication chain is what has become known as the “Aviary“. This is the final link next to the public network, and so it must be heavily disguised by its own surrealistic smoke screen. The Aviary functions best by amplifying people’s own misconceptions about the paranormal. It does this by helping to overinflate individual pieces of the puzzle so that particular investigators get pushed further into their own blind alleys. People are encouraged to be so “distracted by the trees that they fail to see the forest”.

This cacophony by people looking for truth in all the strangest places provides an excellent cover for the deadly serious business of clearing the decks and battening down the hatches for the eschaton event. It is like a Manhattan Project going on behind the scenes of alien grays and praying mantises having sex with humans. However, this eschaton conspiracy is being orchestrated by higher powers. And we don’t mean the “Committee of 300”. Very few of the people even near the center of the orchestration have a clear picture of what is coming down. But they do know that something is coming, and that they will have front-row seats. [note: Interesting that Guiley compares the government actions behind the scenes to the Manhattan Project, since that resulted in the most destructive weapon known to historical man up to that time. And now, subconsciously, Ms. Guiley has revealed to us the agenda: Total destruction of the masses of humanity except for those few elite who “help the project” and “sign agreements” to keep secrets – such as herself. “When you dance with the Devil, the Devil doesn’t change – the Devil changes YOU.]

The “Manhattan Projectrelative to the eschaton is a global civilian network of people who will serve as a lightning rod for the cosmic energies coming in during the consciousness revolution. They will be looking to channel these energies into expanded realities. Thus, they will provide a degree of protection for those people who can find their places alongside the network.

 

Outside of the network, there will be greater levels of trauma and confusion. The pieces of the network are already in place. The remaining task is to properly activate and link the pieces into a critical mass of awareness. This last step is now underway. This is how an ‘Aviary‘ helps to spawn an ‘Aquarium’, and how ‘birds’ learn to swim. The Aquarium is our business, and we are working to reach people who are ready to be activated in the consciousness revolution.

And here Ms. Guiley has described exactly what the Cassiopeans have described for us and have helped us to uncover – that the Negative Hierarchy has created the New Age Movement, the Human Potential Movement, the “Contactee” and Gray Abduction Phenomenon for the express purpose of locking the planet into total Control – to make it a “headquarters” for the Lords of Darkness.

 

And as the C’s have said regarding the “Higher Powers” that Ms. Guiley reverentially refers to above:

A: At those levels, there is only one “Master.”

Q: (L) “Those levels”? What ‘levels’?

A: Levels that can hand down orders to bury or suppress. … Those who are at that level have been bought-and-paid for by both giving knowledge of upcoming cataclysmic vents, and promised survival and positions of power after. It is not difficult to realize that there is a body of such types in positions of power already. Power is not only attractive to such types, but they are also the kind most easily corrupted by it.

We also notice that Ms. Guiley has compared the process to that of “birds learning to swim”. In other words, she and Mr. Smith are giving their signature as part of the Scale Gang – the Reptilian Overlords, as opposed to the Avian followers of the All Giving Mother.

 

According to Dan Smith – who undoubtedly is privy to a wealth of accurate though not widely known UFO information – this data is being released through him due to the grave concern by high government officials about impending metaphysical catastrophethe eschaton, or the End of the World. What we see, however, is that Dan Smith and Rosemary Ellen Guiley are being used to further the agenda of the World Controllers who do, indeed, suspect the “End of the World”, but have their own plans to survive it at the expense of most of the human population.

 

It is this agenda that Ms. Guiley is now actively promoting in her writings and columns in Fate Magazine, which has become an organ of COINTELPRO, etc. We do notice that Ms. Guiley – like Whitley Strieber and the rest of the gang who play ball with the Matrix Controllers – have NO TROUBLE whatsoever getting “30 books published” and “hobnobbing” with the CIA.

 

1993

(A) John Mack:

According to Dick Farley – former aide to C.B. Scott Jones – Laurance Rockefeller funneled “$194,000 to Mack’s Harvard- affiliated Center for Psychology and Social Change via the Washington, D.C. chartered Human Potential Foundation, Inc. in the 1993-1994 period.

 

Mack’s group then started “PEER” (Program for Exceptional Experience Research) and operated an “alien abductee support group” who – among other functions they served – became fodder for Dr. Mack’s 1994 Abductions.

According to Donna Bassett – who infiltrated Mack’s abductee support group – the Center for Psychology and Social Change (co-founded by Robert Jay Lifton) receives $250,000 a year from Rockefeller. Rockefeller also gave $194,000 to PEER along with various other donations. According to Bassett, Mack claims to have received funding from an ex-CIA source.

(B) Kit Green.

Director of General Motor’s Biomedical Research department. Attended closed meetings with Dr. Igor Smirnov under the auspices of his membership in the National Academy of Sciences panel on 21st Century Army Technologies. (Defense Electronics, 7/93. Reprinted in Flatland). Smirnov gave a series of closed meetings in Northern Virginia – starting on 3/17/93 – to the FBI, CIA, DIA, and ARPA concerning Russian developments with a device that allegedly implanted thoughts in a subject’s mind. The FBI was considering using this device to implant the voice of God in David Koresh‘s mind, telling him to surrender.

Other, non-intelligence participants included Dr. Richard Nakamura of the National Institute of Health [note: I think he may now be the director]. This technology was supposedly used by the Russians against civilians in Afghanistan and possibly on the Red Army to prepare them for battle. The American rights to this technology is owned by a Richmond, Virginia company called Psycotechnologies Corp. (Defense Electronics, 7/93. Reprinted in Flatland #11)

(C) February 28, beginning of 51-day siege on the Branch Davidians at Waco Texas which ended in the death of more than 80 people. Until this incident, the electromagnetic weapons had kept a very low profile. But in the documentary video “Waco: The Big Lie Continues”, footage from the British Broadcasting (BBC) shows at least 3 EM weapons used by U.S. Government agents. First, the noise generators used against the Davidians. Second, a powerful strobe light, shown during a nighttime sequence. And the third was the Russian psycho-acoustic weapon considered, but agents deny use of this weapon against the Waco people. FBI agents met with Dr. Igor Smirnov in Arlington, VA to discuss the possibility of using the weapon against the Davidians. (from “A Subliminal Dr. Strangelove”, by Dorinda Elliot and John Barry, Newsweek, Aug 22, 1994).

Janet Reno is also publicly connected to John Alexander (e.g., the recent “Non-Lethal Warfare” conference).

See also: The Man Who Knew Too Much – What really happened at Waco? Carlos Ghigliotti thought he had the answer, and now he’s dead. Was he a victim of conspiracy, or his own obsession? Ghigliotti – an expert in thermal imaging – was retained by the House Government Reform Committee last year to probe allegations that FBI agents – despite their vehement assertions to the contrary – had fired their weapons at members of the Branch Davidian sect, trapping helpless women and children inside the burning compound on April 19, 1993. Last fall, I had quoted him in The Post as saying that infrared surveillance tapes – as well as regular videos made by the Media – contained proof that the FBI fired. “The gunfire … is there, without a doubt.”

In March, he was finalizing his report to Congress. He also had been advising attorneys waging a $100 million wrongful death suit against the Government on behalf of the Davidians and their heirs. “I still have a lot of shocking evidence to show you,” he wrote in a March 28 letter to Michael Caddell, the lead attorney in that case.

When his body was discovered, Ghigliotti’s office got the scrutiny that Vince Foster’s warranted after his suicide. Police sealed the premises and carted off computers and files. Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) – whose committee had retained Ghigliotti – called for “a full and thorough investigation.” The Justice Department’s special counsel on Waco – John C. Danforth – asked a federal court to take control of all evidence from Ghigliotti’s firm.

I’d spent hours in that workshop reviewing tapes on his 8-monitor JVC video console, looking for evidence of Government perfidy in grainy images, debating theories while his beloved cats – Simone and Sipowicz – lolled at our feet. Carlos could be exasperating – brusque, inflexible and short-tempered, a fireplug of a guy who carried himself like a street fighter – but he had a soft side. More than once, he admitted to breaking down in tears while examining Waco evidence. Someone had to speak for the dead, he told me that he believed with all his heart that he had finally uncovered the Truth.

“I’ve solved the case,” he announced during one of his calls in March, urging me to come once again to his lab to review videotapes. “I know exactly what happened.”

But I was busy on other stories and never made it back. Now there was one more mystery to unravel: Was Carlos the final victim of Waco?


The Russian government is offering to share with the United States – in a bilateral Center for Psychotechnologies – the Soviet mind-control technology developed during the 1970s. The work was funded by the Department of Psycho-Correction at the Moscow Medical Academy.

“Acoustic psycho-correction involves the transmission of specific commands via static or white noise bands into the human subconscious …” The Russian experts – among them former KGB General George Kotov – present in a paper a list of software and hardware available for $80,000. (From Opal article, “U.S. Explores Russian Mind Control Technology”.)

(D) High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, HAARP
The HAARP Program is jointly managed by the US Air Force and the US Navy and is based in Gakona, Alaska. It is designed to “understand, simulate, and control ionospheric processes that might alter the performance of communication and surveillance systems”. The HAARP system intends to beam 3.6 Gigawatts of effective radiated power of hig- frequency radio energy into the ionosphere in order to (warning: all of which follows may be disinformation):

● Generate extremely low frequency (ELF) waves for communicating with submerged submarines
● Conduct geophysical probes to identify and characterize natural ionospheric processes so that techniques can be developed to mitigate or control them
● Generate ionospheric lenses to focus large amounts of high frequency energy, thus providing a means of triggering ionospheric processes that potentially could be exploited for Department of Defense purposes
● Electron acceleration for infrared (IR) and other optical emissions which could be used to control radio wave propagation properties
● Generate geomagnetic field aligned ionization to control the reflection/scattering properties of radio waves
● Use oblique heating to produce effects on radio wave propagation, thus broadening the potential military applications of ionospheric enhancement technology

(E) During 1993, John Alexander and his team were working with Dr Igor Smirnov

 

1994

(A) By controlling the nature of the magnetic fields and causing them to simulate brain patterns, Persinger is able to stimulate strong emotions and hallucinations including the illusion of touch and movement. (Blackmore, Susan, “Alien Abduction: The Inside Story“, New Scientist, 11/19/94, pg 29-31.) Persinger is shown demonstrating this device on the British TV show Horizon entitled “Close Encounters“, written-and-narrated by Susan Blackmore. For their efforts, both Persinger and Blackmore have been accused of being in the Aviary.) Persinger was on the board of advisors for the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. Also an informal advisor to SRI’s remote-viewing program.

(B) As of 1994, Smirnov has worked at Moscow’s Institute of Psycho-Correction using subliminal technology as therapy for drug abusers and others. The Institute has been strapped for cash after the fall of the Soviet Union, but it has refused to accept business from the Russian Mafia. (Elliott, Dorinda and Barry, John, “A Subliminal Dr. Strangelove”, Newsweek, 8/22/94, pg 57) However, Smirnov works with the Human Potential Foundation and John Alexander. [note: I’m not sure how Smirnov’s device is supposed to work.

 

Later reports claim it would work using inaudible, subliminal suggestions (spliced into phone conversations in the case of David Koresh). The device is definitely supposed to make the subject “hear” voices, as the FBI wanted to use Charlton Heston as the voice of God. This is definitely a different strategy from other subliminal techniques which are designed to produce mere suggestions.]

(C) With a technique called “gene tracking,” Dr. Garth Nicolson at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX discovers that many returning Desert Storm veterans are infected with an altered strain of Mycoplasma incognitos – a microbe commonly used in the production of biological weapons. Incorporated into its molecular structure is 40 percent of the HIV protein coat, indicating that it had been man-made.

(D) Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) issues a report revealing that for at least 50 years, the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas, ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used during the Gulf War.

 

1995

(A) James Randi:

“I told an audience at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society about the hilarious claims that Eldon Byrd made in court concerning important projects he’d been working on as a parapsychologist.

 

One was a wristwatch that would protect the lucky wearer against the deadly effects of hairdryers and electric razors that bombard the brain with those 60-Hertz electrical waves.

 

The watch would sense the phase of the offending waves and generate an opposing field to protect the subject….

 

But by far the best laugh of the trial was generated by Byrd when he proudly announced that as a result of reading and believing the book The Secret Life of Plants, he had a project going to train seaweed so that it could warn naval divers of danger.” (Randi Hotline, 3/27/95 )

(B) SAIC – military contractor, located in California. Click here for their home page. [I couldn’t find anything on remote viewing.] SAIC took over the research aspect of the remote-viewing program from SRI when director Ed May and his Cognitive Sciences Laboratory moved there in 1991.

SAIC – previously indicted on 10 felony fraud counts by the Justice Department relating to its management of a Superfund toxic cleanup site – has several prominent board members. Admiral Bobby Inman, former NSA Director and Deputy Director of the CIA; Melvin Laird, Richard Nixon’s Defense Secretary; and retired General Max Thurman, Commander of the Panama Invasion. Previous board members include Robert Gates, former CIA Director; William Perry, current [1995] Secretary of Defense; and John Deutch, current [1995] CIA Director.”

SAIC owns Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI), which in September, 1995 took over control of Internet Domain Name registration from the National Science Foundation (“Spooks Spook Net Users”, Paranoia, Issue 12, pg 26).

SAIC is also working with non-lethal weapons, but I haven’t heard any details. (Brandt, Daniel, Mind Control and the Secret State). U.S. Government admits that it had offered Japanese war criminals and scientists – who had performed human medical experiments – salaries and immunity from prosecution in exchange for data on biological warfare research.

(C) Dr. Garth Nicolson uncovers evidence that the biological agents used during the Gulf War had been manufactured in Houston, TX and Boca Raton, FL and tested on prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections.

 

1996

(A) NIDS established.
At one point, millionaire Robert Bigelow offered to provide funding to the tune of a million dollars for a cooperative research effort of the “Big Three” of ufology – MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), CUFOS (Center for UFO Studies), and FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research). This effort – sometimes referred to as “the Coalition” – fell apart reportedly when Bigelow tried to control the direction of the group. UFO skeptic Philip Klass reportedly accused John Alexander of causing the break-up, although Alexander denies it.

Maccabee has recently worked with the National Institute for Discovery Sciences (NIDS) and probably worked with-or-near Eldon Byrd, as the two both worked at the Naval Surface Weapons Center at the same time.

(B) Courtney Brown, author of Cosmic Voyage, Dutton, 1996. Brown was trained in remote-viewing by Ed Dames and took courses at the Monroe Institute. Brown’s book details his psychic conversations with aliens and repeats allegations similar to those made by Dames, Ingo Swann, Joe McMoneagle, and others. Among them are:

● Martians live among us and seek our help to return home. They live in South America and under the mountain Santa Fe Baldy.
● Brown psychically contacted Jesus, Guru Dev, and Buddha.
● The idea for the “Star Trek” television series was inspired by aliens to get humanity accustomed to the idea of working with alien races in a Federation.
● Specific plot elements of the “Star Trek: Next Generation” series were suggested to someone on the show via an implanted telepathy device.

Many of Dames’ claims concerning the Martians are presented in Brown’s book. But Brown implies that this is the first time any of this has been revealed to the remote-viewers, even though the sessions took place in 1994. Dames made similar claims as early as 1993 (see Stark, Debby, “Talking to Ed Dames”, NM MUFON News, June/July 1993)

Courtney Brown founded the Farsight Institute in 1995. The Institute teaches a Scientific Remote Viewing course called “Farsight Voyager” which costs around $3,000.00. Here’s the Institute’s home page.

(C) Radin is currently working with Joe McMoneagle in a project involved with remote-viewing future technology. (Compuserve On Line Conversation w/ Joe McMoneagle, 1/4/96)

(D) Edgar Mitchell briefed then CIA director George Bush on the activities and results of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (Mitchell, Edgar, The Way of the Explorer, GP Putnam’s Sons, 1996, pg 91).

(E) Department of Defense admits that Desert Storm soldiers were exposed to chemical agents.

 

1997

(A) In April, 1997, millionaire Robert Bigelow donated $3.7 million dollars to the University of Nevada to found the Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies, which allows students to take undergraduate courses dealing with parapsychology for college credit. These courses are related – though not formally linked – to Dean Radin’s research at the University’s Consciousness Research Laboratory which Bigelow once funded.

Tart is currently teaching at the University of Las Vegas as part of Robert Bigelow’s Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies (Patton, Natalie; “UNLV recruits authority in ESP”, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/10/97).

(B) 88 members of Congress sign a letter demanding an investigation into bioweapons use and Gulf War Syndrome.

 

1999

(A) Michael Persinger:

“My research has not been ‘funded by U.S. interests’. All of the money for our human research for the last 30 years has been from my personal income as a professor. The only funding ($10,000) we ever obtained from the U.S. was from the U.S. Navy – thanks to Eldon Byrd – to evaluate the effects of 0.5-Hz rotating magnetic fields upon the degranulation of mast cells in the rat brain. The effect was small but statistically significant.” (Letter to Wes Thomas, 1/6/99)

(B) 2000 Terminal experiments are being carried out on women, babies, and men of all ages.

 

 

 

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“CHEMTRAIL FLU” ACCOUNTS RISE…Geoengineering Escalation of 2016!

 Have you been feeling ill lately?

  • Perhaps you feel mentally foggy, feverish, congested, or weak in the heart?

  • Are you experiencing itchy skin?

If so, you might want to carefully monitor your onset of symptoms, and see if they immediately follow aerosol spraying in the sky. It’s hard to believe, but this is happening:

people all over the United States have been reporting a blatant, easily observable escalation of geoengineering/chemtrail activity in the past 3 months, often followed by flu-like symptoms.  

If you’re not familiar with chemtrails/geoengineering, you might want to research the well documented and easily verifiable history of the US government experimenting on citizens with biological creations, often sprayed out of airplanes:

from the 1966 San Francisco spraying of bacteria on unsuspecting civilians, to the 1955 “Operation Drop Kick,” which released infected mosquitoes on poor African American populations in Georgia and Florida without their knowledge or consent.

A comprehensive timeline of experiments on US citizens can be found here.  

For the geoengineering aspect of “chemtrails,” widely considered to be the more prevalent application of aerosol technology, you could watch,

  • Dane Wigington and his team of experts at Shasta County townhall

  • 2005 documentary entitled “Aerosol Crimes”

  • “What in The World are They Spraying On Us? documentary

  • Peter A. Kirby’s comprehensive history of geoengineering

 Note:

“Chemtrails” for geoengineering (altering the weather) and “chemtrails” for biological purposes are understood to be two different things. They are difficult to differentiate, so for the purposes of this article, we will use the slang term “chemtrails.” Aerosols sprayed out of aircraft can be used for many things.    


 Then one day about a month ago, we received a wave of chemtrails that far surpassed anything I’ve ever seen. As an observant lover of the Sun and outdoors, it was blatantly obvious to me when this new phase of spraying kicked off in early 2016.  

This video was recorded on March 15th, 2016.  


My friends in South Carolina, Houston, Cincinnati, and all over California experienced a wave of spraying at the exact same time. 

Fellow writer and researcher Brandon Turbeville of Florence, South Carolina had this recent account to contribute:

Basically, at about 6:30 a.m.

I noticed heavy chemtrailing over the horizon.

By 7:30, the chemtrails were as thick and heavy as you see in the picture. By about 8:30, the horizon was completely milky white. For the rest of the day, the entire sky was covered in a thick white haze. This lasted for the entire day.

Toward the end of the day and in the morning of the next day, myself and many other individuals in the area began exhibiting signs of what appeared to be allergy attacks and respiratory illness.

It was that strange feeling that you were coming down with something but you were not actually sick, just exhibiting the symptoms of being sick, i.e. burning/watery eyes, burning/itching nose, sneezing, coughing, and something deep within your lungs.

 

The chemtrails have continued, although not to the same extent as the day in question and so has the illness.

It seems that the heavier the spray, the worse the illness tends to be and the more people it tends to affect.”

Like many across the US, including renowned geoengineering researcher and author Peter A. Kirby, I didn’t see as much chemtrailing activity in 2015: the last time it was this severe in Sacramento was probably 2013, with the exception of certain bursts of activity.

Further up in Northern California, leading geoengineering researcher and conservationist Dane Wigington observed a much more consistent program of spraying in the last several years.

Symptoms

The chemtrails this time have an extremely distinct smell:

I’ve never actually been able to notice any odor from them, but this time there is the same distinct odor every time spraying occurs.

They smell starchy, like needles to the nose, a little bit metallic, kind of “hospital-like” although I can’t quite put my finger on an accurate comparison to this smell.

Every time someone opens a window during spraying in a house in my area, the whole house will get filled with this odor.

It’s a powdery, metallic, starchy, irritating to the nose odor, that seems to settle and largely disappear within 24 hours of windows being opened. It seems to be occurring every day, only becoming less noticeable when there are true rain clouds in the sky.

For some reason the smell is gone when thick rain clouds are in the sky.

Every time I get exposed to this smell, it’s followed by an onset of flu-like symptoms.

Experiencing this firsthand is very clear indication to me that these aerosols are causing the flu-like symptoms. I also experience itchy skin, dry skin, and some kind of red bumps on my shoulders, back, and arms that were not there before February.

There’s a reason why people are making videos about “chemtrail-flu” right now, recounting stories that parallel mine, and there’s a reason why they would get thousands of views on YouTube so quickly:

we’re all going through some kind of escalation of aerosol spraying right now.

For example, here is another person’s recent recollection of chemtrail-flu and their remedy, published on March 3rd, 2016.



 

Here is another recent observation of this chemtrail-flu, and here is another.

Geoengineering is widely believed to be the primary reason for “chemtrails,” altering the weather, but why is it causing these flu symptoms?

People who understand chemtrails contain barium, aluminum, strontium and other heavy metals recognize that these materials make us sick too, but it would seem as if there’s some kind of biological component to this newest cocktail of toxins being rained down upon us.

At the moment I write this, I feel another wave of flu-like symptoms (that seem to disappear before I get a full blown cold, thank you good health, natural diet and exercise).

I’m feeling mental fog, an unusual dull pain in my chest, a clogged up feeling in my lungs, congestion in the back of my throat, a metallic taste in my mouth, and dizziness.

It’s not unbearably intense, as intense as I predict it would be if I were going outside more often and breathing this in more, but I’ve been making efforts to avoid it. Others around me are doing a bit worse.

Hopefully this info helped. Please don’t hesitate to speak up about chemtrails, and please carefully observe your health to see if your flu-like symptoms are  preceded by a heavy spraying in the skies.

Perhaps you could sit down and watch one of those videos or documentaries with a family member.

Many people with a healthy sense of observation and reason have been correlating aerosol activity with these flu-like symptoms, and this wouldn’t be the first time our government tested biological materials on us.

And if you weren’t aware, chemtrail-conscious country musician Merle Haggard died of pneumonia last week. Many speculate it was due to this “chemtrail flu,” though the correlation is not yet definitive.

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The mainstream media never dares speak of things like this, and have remained silent throughout the last 6 decades of aerosol crimes happening to us, until the incidents were impossible to deny

 by Cassius Kamarampi, April 12, 2016

ENOUGH FOOD IS GROWN WORLDWIDE…TO FEED 10 BILLION PEOPLE!

 How Revising Government Subsidies

will Benefit the Environment, Economy,

and Populace’s Health.

Enough food is grown worldwide

to feed 10 billion people.

Still, 795 million individuals

go to bed hungry each evening.

The conundrum stems from corporate greed

and the Freedom to Farm Act

which no longer serves small farmers

or the American populace.

 When one’s worldview is engulfed by the culture one lives in, it can become difficult to discern the aspects of society which do not support the entire populace. Open-minded inspection, however, oftentimes results in the seeker unearthing connections between the many parts of his or her culture and persistent global concerns. In this case, an argument can be made for the correlations between the United States’ agricultural subsidies programs and conundrums, such as environmental degradation, economic downturn, and poor health in an affluent nationAfter tedious study and consideration, it can be concluded that a revision of government subsidies, which neither support small farmers or American citizens, would benefit the economy, environment, and populace’s health. 

Despite the fact that the United States spends over $3.5 trillion on healthcare each year, its populace is one o Energy Inputs and the Environment conducted by ecologist David Pimentel of Cornell University reveals that the amount of crops grown in the United States alone could feed 800 million people.

Clearly, the agricultural subsidies program is not supporting the American populace’s best interest.

Says Pimentel,

“More than half the U.S. grain and nearly 40 percent of world grain is being fed to livestock rather than being consumed directly by humans.

Although grain production is increasing in total, the per capita supply has been decreasing for more than a decade. Clearly, there is reason for concern in the future.” 

To grasp how a more intelligent distribution of resources could benefit the planet, consider this:

on the same amount of land (1.5 square miles), either 375 pounds of beef can be cultivated or 37,000 pounds of nutrient-dense vegetables.

By heavily subsidizing crops that are, for the most part, fed to livestock intended for consumption, the whole of humanity is adversely affected. The environmental implications are not to be overlooked either.

Considering the United States entered into a climate change agreement with Paris in 2015, the subsidizing of crops primarily intended to be fed to livestock is environmentally irresponsible.

Countless findings support this assertion; for example, the study Global Diets Link Environmental Sustainability and Human Health,” which was published in the journal Nature, relays that by 2050, agricultural emissions will increase by 80%.

This is important, as livestock is already responsible for producing 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, according to researcher Peter Scarborough.

Effects of climate change – largely driven by human activity, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – include increased incidences of environmental disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, rising ocean levels as ice caps melt, and problems like food shortages.

The easiest way to prevent climate change from worsening would be for the populace to wean itself off animal products.

According to Pimentel’s Cornell analysis, animal protein production requires more than eight times as much fossil-fuel energy than production of plant protein; at the same time, animal protein is only 1.4 times more nutritious for humans than the comparable amount of plant protein.

Not only is it possible to obtain all essential nutrients from plant foods, it’s better for the environment. Scarborough concluded that those who omit all animal products from their diets (including dairy, eggs, and meat) are able to save 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forested land, 20 pounds of CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life each day.

By making the more ethical and environmentally-sound decision to eschew animal products, the environment would greatly benefit. In fact, scientific support for this declaration doesn’t end there.

According to ecologist Pimentel of Cornell University, livestock are directly or indirectly responsible for much of the soil erosion in the United States.

Soil loss averages 13 tons per hectare per year and may exceed 100 tons on severely overgrazed pastures. In result, 54 percent of U.S. pasture is being overgrazed. Furthermore, animal agriculture is a leading consumer of water resources in the United States and a concern because water shortages are already affecting the populace as a whole.

Pimentel observed that grass-fed beef production requires 100,000 liters of water for every kilogram of food and broiler chicken takes 3,500 liters of water for one kilogram of meat.

In comparison, soybean production uses 2,000 liters for one kilogram of food produced; rice needs 1,912, wheat takes 900, and potatoes need 500 liters.

The researcher elaborates:

“Water shortages already are severe in the Western and Southern United States and the situation is quickly becoming worse because of a rapidly growing U.S. population that requires more water for all of its needs, especially agriculture.” 

It is arguable that by decreasing humanity’s reliance on animal-based products and foods, many factors of American society will benefit.

From a health perspective, present agricultural subsidies do not support a thriving populace.

When small and large-scale farmers grow large amounts of corn, soy, and wheat, the crops’ prices plummet. In result, packaged food companies and fast food establishments utilize the cheap staples in various ways –  mainly as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), hydrogenated fats, and corn-fed meats, all which contribute to various forms of illness.

According to the study, “Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure,” which was published in the Journal PLOS, excess sugar consumption causes obesity as well as type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, kidney disease, and cancer.

There is a notable connection between rates of obesity and the sickest people on the planet, as well.

A United Health Foundations study (Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity – Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure) found that nine of the ten least healthy states in the U.S. have nine of the ten worst obesity rates. Whereas obesity used to be considered a disease of affluence, it is now largely correlated with low-income households who rely on cheap, refined products and fast foods, which contain a plethora of ingredients sourced from subsidized crops.

At the time of purchasing ‘economical’ staples – low-nutrient, full of dyes and preservatives, and high in fat and sugar – individuals might believe they are stretching their dollars; however, the health complications that arise from a diet rich in animal products, refined sugars, and low-quality fillers are anything but cheap.

As was mentioned earlier, the United States spends more than $3 trillion on healthcare each year.

Not only could mass amounts of suffering and many deaths be prevented by revising the agricultural subsidies program and ensuring all citizens have abundant access to nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, and satiating plant-based foods, the economy would undoubtedly benefit as healthcare costs decline.

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.6 billion.

In result, production of high-quality, nutrient dense food needs to increase by 70%. The only technology, at present, capable of making this requirement a reality are vertical farms.

Vertical farming experts estimate that a 30-story farm could feed 50,000 people a 2,000 calorie per day diet for an entire year. 

Traditional farming presently suffers from a 50% failure rate due to unpredictable weather patterns, including droughts and flooding, plant diseases, and insect infestations, but indoor greenhouses and vertical farms use a controlled environment to cultivate crops organically. When hydroponic and aquaponic (raising fish and plants symbiotically) techniques are utilized, water waste is decreased and the amount of time required to grow crops shrinks.

A few obstacles stand in the way of this vision being realized, however, mainly the high start-up costs, energy infrastructure, and the limited amounts of crops that can be grown hydroponically.

If taxpayers’ money were utilized more intelligently, on the other hand, the problem would cease to exist in a short period of time.

At present, only one-tenth of one percent of every dollar a taxpayer puts into subsidizing and promoting foods through the Department of Agriculture goes to fruits and vegetables. One might surmise that if the populace needs to increase their intake of life-promoting plant-based foods but fails to do so because of high costs, reform can – and should – be made in this department.

In addition to taxpayers’ money needing to be utilized more intelligently, another obstacle to consider is the fact that powerful key players in the meat, dairy, and biotech industries presently head government organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For example, Jack Watson was the former chief of staff to the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and is now a staff lawyer with Monsanto Corporation (the biotech corporation responsible for Agent Orange and glyphosate, a neurotoxin in weed-killers). 

Additionally, Michael Phillips, who held a position on the National Academy of Science Board on Agriculture, is now the head of regulatory affairs for the Biotechnology Industry Organization that profits off of mono-crop cultivation (single crops, such as wheat, corn, and soy), according to Rich Murray of Rense.

These individuals are but some who are part of the ‘revolving door’ between Monsanto, the FDA, and the EPA. Overcoming policy makers’ personal agendas (which oftentimes stems from corporate greed) is its own hurdle.

Because lobbyists and policymakers will be the ones who decide whether or not a reform of agricultural subsidies programs is granted, their influence is worth noting.

Although the United States of America is a great country for numerous reasons, the nation’s economy and the health of its citizens could greatly benefit from a revision of government-funded agricultural subsidies which were introduced in the 1920’s.

The Freedom to Farm Act is now detrimental to small farmers who can’t keep up with large-scale farms, the populace’s health, and the environment as a whole.

One solution might be to reroute taxpayers’ dollars to invest in green technology and sustainable forms of growing food, such as vertical farms and hydroponic greenhouses.

However, that change has to come from Washington, D.C.

Nonetheless, an educated populace can urge for change, and such action is needed now more than ever because it is clear that the present system benefits the few rather than the many.

by Amanda Froelich, December 8, 2016, from TrueActivist Website

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA

The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way. They are on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, confronting China.

The great danger this beckons is not news, or it is news buried and distorted: a drumbeat of propaganda that echoes the psychopathic campaign embedded in public consciousness during much of the 20th century.  Like the renewal of post-Soviet Russia, the rise of China as an economic power is declared an ‘existential threat’ to the divine right of the United States to rule and dominate human affairs.

To counter this, in 2011 President Obama announced a ‘pivot to Asia’, which meant that almost two-thirds of US naval forces would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific by 2020.  Today, more than 400 American military bases encircle China with missiles, bombers, warships and, above all, nuclear weapons. From Australia north through the Pacific to Japan, Korea and across Eurasia to Afghanistan and India, the bases form, says one US strategist, ‘the perfect noose’.

A study by the RAND Corporation – which, since Vietnam, has planned America’s wars – is entitled War with China – Thinking Through the UnthinkableCommissioned by the US Army, the authors evoke the Cold War when RAND made notorious the catch cry of its chief strategist, Herman Kahn – ‘thinking the unthinkable’. 

Kahn’s book, On Thermonuclear War, elaborated a plan for a ‘winnable’ nuclear war against the Soviet Union.

Today, his apocalyptic view is shared by those holding real power in the US:

the Pentagon militarists and their neoconservative collaborators in the executive, intelligence agencies and Congress.

The current Secretary of Defense, Ashley Carter, a verbose provocateur, says US policy is to confront those,

‘who see America’s dominance and want to take that away from us’.


Today, more than 400 American military bases

 encircle China with missiles, bombers, warships and nuclear weapons.

Charles Gatward: The Coming War on China,

Darmouth Films

 ‘Punish’ China

In Washington, I met Amitai Etzioni, distinguished professor of international affairs at George Washington University. 

The US, he writes,

‘is preparing for a war with China, a momentous decision that so far has failed to receive a thorough review from elected officials, namely the White House and Congress.’

This war would begin with a,

‘blinding attack against Chinese anti-access facilities, including land and sea-based missile launchers… satellite and anti-satellite weapons’.

The incalculable risk is that,

‘deep inland strikes could be mistakenly perceived by the Chinese as pre-emptive attempts to take out its nuclear weapons, thus cornering them into “a terrible use-it-or-lose-it dilemma” [that would] lead to nuclear war.’

In 2015, the Pentagon released its Law of War Manual.

‘The United States,’ it says, ‘has not accepted a treaty rule that prohibits the use of nuclear weapons per se, and thus nuclear weapons are lawful weapons for the United States.’

In China, a strategist told me,

‘We are not your enemy, but if you [in the West] decide we are, we must prepare without delay.’

China’s military and arsenal are small compared to America’s. 

However,

‘for the first time,’ wrote Gregory Kulacki of the Union of Concerned Scientists, ‘China is discussing putting its nuclear missiles on high alert so that they can be launched quickly on warning of an attack… 

This would be a significant and dangerous change in Chinese policy… 

Indeed, the nuclear weapon policies of the United States are the most prominent external factor influencing Chinese advocates for raising the alert level of China’s nuclear forces.’    

‘I don’t want it to be a fair fight.

It it’s a knife fight,

I want to bring a gun’.   

Professor Ted Postol was scientific adviser to the head of US naval operations. 

An authority on nuclear weapons, he told me,

‘Everybody here wants to look like they’re tough. See, I got to be tough… I’m not afraid of doing anything military, I’m not afraid of threatening; I’m a hairy-chested gorilla. 

And we have gotten into a state, the United States has gotten into a situation where there’s a lot of sabre-rattling, and it’s really being orchestrated from the top.’

I said,

‘This seems incredibly dangerous.’

‘That’s an understatement.’

Andrew Krepinevich is a former Pentagon war planner and the influential author of war games against China. 

He wants to ‘punish’ China for extending its defences to the South China Sea. He advocates seeding the ocean with sea mines, sending in US special forces and enforcing a naval blockade. 

He told me,

‘Our first president, George Washington, said if you want peace, prepare for war.’

In 2015, in high secrecy, the US staged its biggest single military exercise since the Cold War. 

This was Talisman Sabre; an armada of ships and long-range bombers rehearsed an ‘Air-Sea Battle Concept for China’ – ASB – blocking sea lanes in the Straits of Malacca and cutting off China’s access to oil, gas and other raw materials from the Middle East and Africa.

It is such a provocation, and the fear of a US Navy blockade, that has seen China feverishly building strategic airstrips on disputed reefs and islets in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. 

Last July, the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against China’s claim of sovereignty over these islands. Although the action was brought by the Philippines, it was presented by leading American and British lawyers and can be traced to then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In 2010, Clinton flew to Manila. She demanded that America’s former colony reopen the US military bases closed down in the 1990s following a popular campaign against the violence they generated, especially against Filipino women. She declared China’s claim on the Spratly Islands – which lie more than 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) from the United States – a threat to US ‘national security’ and to ‘freedom of navigation’.   

  Handed millions of dollars in arms and military equipment, the then government of President Benigno Aquino broke off bilateral talks with China and signed a secretive Enhanced Defense Co-operation Agreement with the US. This established five rotating US bases and restored a hated colonial provision that American forces and contractors were immune from Philippine law.

Under the rubric of ‘information dominance’ – the jargon for media manipulation on which the Pentagon spends more than $4 billion – the Obama administration launched a propaganda campaign that cast China, the world’s greatest trading nation, as a threat to ‘freedom of navigation’.
CNN led the way, its ‘national security reporter’ reporting excitedly from on board a US Navy surveillance flight over the Spratlys.  

The BBC persuaded frightened Filipino pilots to fly a single-engine Cessna over the disputed islands ‘to see how the Chinese would react’. None of the news reports questioned why the Chinese were building airstrips off their own coastline, or why American military forces were massing on China’s doorstep.

The designated chief propagandist is Admiral Harry Harris, the US military commander in Asia and the Pacific.

‘My responsibilities,’ he told The New York Times, ‘cover Bollywood to Hollywood, from polar bears to penguins.’

Never was imperial domination described as pithily. 


Malleable media and obsequious partners

Harris is one of a brace of Pentagon admirals and generals briefing selected, malleable journalists and broadcasters, with the aim of justifying a threat as specious as that with which George W. Bush and Tony Blair justified the destruction of Iraq.

In Los Angeles in September, Harris declared he was,

‘ready to confront a revanchist Russia and an assertive China… If we have to fight tonight, I don’t want it to be a fair fight. If it’s a knife fight, I want to bring a gun. If it’s a gun fight, I want to bring in the artillery… and all our partners with their artillery.’

These ‘partners’ include South Korea, an American colony in all but name and the launch pad for the Pentagon’s Terminal High Altitude Air Defense system, known as THAAD, ostensibly aimed at North Korea. As Professor Postol points out, it targets China.

In Sydney, Australia, Harris called on China to,

‘tear down its Great Wall in the South China Sea’.

The imagery was front-page news. 

Australia is America’s most obsequious ‘partner’; its political elite, military, intelligence agencies and the dominant Murdoch media are fully integrated into what is known as the ‘alliance’. 

Closing the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the motorcade of a visiting American government ‘dignitary’ is not uncommon. The war criminal Dick Cheney was afforded this honor.

Although China is Australia’s biggest trader, on which much of the national economy relies, ‘confronting China’ is the diktat from Washington. The few political dissenters in Canberra risk McCarthyite smears in the Murdoch press.

‘You in Australia are with us come what may,’ said one of the architects of the Vietnam War, McGeorge Bundy.

One of the most important US bases is Pine Gap near Alice Springs. Founded by the CIA, it spies on China and all of Asia, and is a vital contributor to Washington’s murderous war by drone in the Middle East.

In October, Richard Marles, the defence spokesperson of the main Australian opposition party, the Labor Party, demanded that ‘operational decisions’ in provocative acts against China be left to military commanders in the South China Sea. In other words, a decision that could mean war with a nuclear power should not be taken by an elected leader or a parliament but by an admiral or a general.  This is the Pentagon line, a historic departure for any state calling itself a democracy. 

The ascendancy of the Pentagon in Washington – which Daniel Ellsberg has called a silent coup – is reflected in the record $5 trillion the United States has spent on aggressive wars since 9/11, according to a study by Brown University. 

The million dead in Iraq and the flight of 12 million refugees from at least four countries are the consequence.

‘I state clearly and with conviction,’ said Obama in 2009, ‘America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.’

Under Obama, nuclear warhead spending has risen higher than under any president since the end of the Cold War. A mini nuclear weapon is planned. Known as the B61 Model 12, it will mean, says General James Cartwright, former vice-chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that,

‘going smaller [makes its use] more thinkable’.

 
Peaceful resistance

The Japanese island of Okinawa has 32 military installations, from which Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Iraq have been attacked by the United States. Today, the principal target is China, with whom Okinawans have close cultural and trade ties. 


In 1959 a US fighter plane crashed

into Miyamori School, Okinawa,

killing a number of children.


There are military aircraft constantly in the sky over Okinawa; they sometimes crash into homes and schools. 
People cannot sleep, teachers cannot teach. Wherever they go in their own country, they are fenced in and told to keep out.

A hugely popular Okinawan movement has been growing since a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped by US troops in 1995. It was one of hundreds of such crimes, many of them never prosecuted. Barely acknowledged in the wider world, the resistance in Okinawa is a vivid expression of how ordinary people can peacefully take on a military giant, and threaten to win.

Their campaign has elected Japan’s first anti-base governor, Takeshi Onaga, and presented an unfamiliar hurdle to the Tokyo government and the ultra-nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s plans to repeal Japan’s ‘peace constitution’.

The resistance leaders include Fumiko Shimabukuro, aged 87, a survivor of the Second World War, when a quarter of Okinawans died in the American invasion. Fumiko and hundreds of others took refuge in beautiful Henoko Bay, which she is now fighting to save. The US wants to destroy the bay in order to extend runways for its bombers. As we gathered peacefully outside the US base, Camp Schwab, giant Sea Stallion helicopters hovered over us for no reason other than to intimidate. 


Fumiko Shimabukuro (right),

an Okinawa World War Two survivor,

is now fighting to save a bay from US bombers.

With her is Eiko Ginoza.

Bruno Sorrentino and John Pilger

 Across the East China Sea lies the Korean island of Jeju, a semi-tropical sanctuary and World Heritage Site declared ‘an island of world peace’. On this island of world peace has been built one of the most provocative military bases in the world, less than 400 miles (650 kilometers) from Shanghai. The fishing village of Gangjeong is dominated by a South Korean naval base purpose-built for US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and destroyers equipped with the Aegis missile system, aimed at China.

A people’s resistance to these war preparations has become a presence on Jeju for almost a decade. Every day, often twice a day, villagers, Catholic priests and supporters from all over the world stage a religious mass that blocks the gates of the base.  In a country where political demonstrations are often banned, unlike powerful religions, the tactic has produced an inspiring spectacle.   


The world is shifting east,

but the astonishing vision

of Eurasia from China

is barely understood in the West

 One of the leaders, Father Mun Jeong-hyeon, told me,

‘I sing four songs every day at the base, regardless of the weather. 

I sing in typhoons – no exception. To build this base, they destroyed the environment, and the life of the villagers, and we should be a witness to that. 

They want to rule the Pacific. They want to make China isolated in the world. They want to be emperor of the world.’



South Korean woodcarver and Catholic priest,

Father Mun Jeong-hyeon, leads a daily protest

against the building of a naval base

that the US will use to target China.

Bruno Sorrentino and John Pilger

 I flew to Shanghai for the first time in more than a generation. 

When I was last in China, the loudest noise I remember was the tinkling of bicycle bells; Mao Zedong had recently died, and the cities seemed dark places, in which foreboding and expectation competed. 

Within a few years, Deng Xiaoping, the ‘man who changed China’, was the ‘paramount leader’. Nothing prepared me for the astonishing changes today.

I met Lijia Zhang, a Beijing journalist and typical of a new class of outspoken mavericks. Her best-selling book has the ironic title Socialism Is GreatShe grew up during the chaotic and brutal Cultural Revolution and has lived in the US and Europe.

‘Many Americans imagine,’ she said, ‘that Chinese people live a miserable, repressed life with no freedom whatsoever. The [idea of] the yellow peril has never left them… 

They have no idea there are some 500 million people being lifted out of poverty, and some would say it’s 600 million.’


China today:

a tourist snaps the bull of capitalism

in front of Shanghai’s Bund hotel,

bedecked with communist flags.

Bruno Sorrentino and John Pilger

 She described modern China as a ‘golden cage’.

‘Since the reforms started,’ she said, ‘and we’ve become so much better off, China has become one of the most unequal societies in the world. 

There are lots of protests now: typically, land being grabbed by officials for commercial development. But farmers are more aware of their rights; and young factory workers are demanding a better wage and conditions.’   

The world is shifting east

China today presents perfect ironies, not least the house in Shanghai where Mao and his comrades secretly founded the Communist Party of China in 1921. 

Today, it stands in the heart of a very capitalist shopping district; you walk out of this communist shrine with your Little Red Book and your plastic bust of Mao into the embrace of Starbucks, Apple, Cartier, Prada. 

Five years before his great revolution in 1949, he sent this secret message to Washington.

‘China must industrialize,’ he wrote. 

‘This can only be done by free enterprise. Chinese and American interests fit together, economically and politically. America need not fear that we will not be co-operative. 

We cannot risk any conflict.’

Mao offered to meet Franklin Roosevelt in the White House, and his successor Harry Truman, and his successor Dwight EisenhowerHe was rebuffed, or willfully ignored. 

The opportunity that might have changed contemporary history, prevented wars in Asia and saved countless lives was lost because the truth of these overtures was denied in 1950s Washington,

‘when the catatonic Cold War trance,’ wrote the critic James Naremore, ‘held our country in its rigid grip’.

Eric Li, a Shanghai venture capitalist and social scientist, told me,

‘I make the joke: in America you can change political parties, but you can’t change the policies. In China you cannot change the party, but you can change policies. 

The political changes that have taken place in China this past 66 years have been wider and broader and greater than probably in any other major country in living memory.’


Beijing journalist

and outspoken maverick,

Lijia Zhang.

 For all the difficulties of those left behind by China’s rapid growth, such as workers from the countryside living on the edge in cities built for conspicuous consumption, and those Tiananmen brave-hearts still challenging ‘the centre’, the Party, what is striking is the widespread sense of optimism that buttresses the epic of change.  The world is shifting east; but the astonishing vision of Eurasia from China is barely understood in the West. 

The ‘New Silk Road‘ is a ribbon of trade, ports, pipelines and high-speed trains all the way to Europe. China, the world’s leader in rail technology, is negotiating with 28 countries for routes on which trains will reach up to 400 kilometers an hour.  

This opening to the world has the approval of much of humanity and, along the way, is uniting China and Russia; and they are doing it entirely without ‘us’ in the West.

We – or many of us – remain in thrall to the US, which has intervened violently in the affairs of a third of the members of the United Nations, destroying governments, subverting elections, imposing blockades. 

In the past five years, the US has shipped deadly weapons to 96 countries, most of them poor. Dividing societies in order to control them is US policy, as the tragedies in Iraq and Syria demonstrate.

 

Protesters on Jeju, South Korea.

Bruno Sorrentino and John Pilger

‘I believe in American exceptionalism with every fibre of my being,’ said Barack Obama, evoking the national fetishism of the 1930s.

This modern cult of superiority is Americanism, the world’s dominant predatorAccompanied by a brainwashing that presents it as enlightenment on the march, the conceit insinuates our lives.

In September, the Atlantic Council, a US geopolitical think-tank, published a report that predicted a Hobbesian world,

‘marked by the breakdown of order, violent extremism [and] an era of perpetual war’.

The new enemies were a ‘resurgent’ Russia and an ‘increasingly aggressive’ China. Only heroic America can ‘save’ us.  There is a demented quality about this war-mongering. 

It is as if the American century – proclaimed in 1941 by the American imperialist Henry Luce, owner of Time magazine – has ended without notice and no-one has had the courage to tell the emperor to take his guns and go home.

 

by John Pilger, 01 December 2016, December 2016 issue of New Internationalist

Ushering In A Totalitarian Police State In Cashless “Smart Cities” **

From Scandinavia to Amsterdam to India and elsewhere, the trend of going “cashless” is gaining traction.

We have been covering the shortcomings of what is rightly called the ‘War on Cash‘ here at TDV for a while now and have shown just how negative the effects can be on an unsuspecting nation’s people.

Chandigarh, India, which is the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, is like one of India’s labrats. Indian officials are working hard toward making it into India’s first cashless city.

This initiative is part of the Prime Minister of India’s call for state governments to begin developing what he’s calling “smart” cities. That means cities attached to the latest Internet technology. However there is nothing intelligent about his plan…

One of the major changes being made to work toward that objective was the insistence of having all bills paid electronically at government offices within the city.

Similarly, in Panjim, the capital of Goa, India, the local government is attempting to incentivize the locals into paying digitally by offering them discounts on train tickets and other public transportation services if they pay electronically.

This is an extension of the ongoing cash battle which has been going on in India since November when Modi announced he was going to replace the 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes. However the government has not started replacements, only ensured the removal.

What followed the eradication of India’s largest denomination notes was a constricted Indian economy, particularly among the middle and lower classes who rely predominantly on cash transactions to conduct daily business.

There are a myriad of problems associated with this. Many street vendors, rickshaw drivers, and other small time merchants cannot afford the card readers necessary to conduct the transactions electronically.

In some cases the consequences have been starvation, suicide, and the inability to pay for medical expenses because of lack of access to funds or because of how difficult it is to exchange the 500 and 1000 rupee notes for lower denomination bills.

Also in Europe, in places like London, many stores and restaurants have stopped accepting notes or coins for payment and only allow their customers to pay with plastic.

It’s becoming common for Londoners to treat people using cash as second class citizens. In other words, it is becoming unfashionable to pay with cash according to the status quo.

The same is true for the people of Sweden, particularly in the cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg. Which is ironic considering that in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper currency.

In Sweden this had forced people into storing their cash in bank accounts that come with negative interest rates – yes, the banks are charging them to save their money rather than rewarding them with positive yielding interest.

In Amsterdam, the homeless, many of whom survive by selling magazines, are increasingly hard pressed to find people willing to pay in cash as well. The problem is that even if the homeless had cheap cell phones with QR readers – which Amsterdam has talked about helping the homeless community to obtain – they still don’t have the bank accounts necessary to receive the payments.

Then there is Uruguay which doesn’t get much attention, but this small South American country was among the very first to announce it was getting rid of at least some cash transactions. Unlike some other counties, Uruguay’s cash reduction was couched in terms of helping the poor.

Soon the country plans to implement bank accounts for all payroll payments. It is supposedly doing this in order to make sure even the very poorest have bank accounts. In fact, this is not going to do much to help very poor people because they don’t have jobs to begin with. But it sounds good on paper…

All in all, the elimination of cash is being done under the guise of helping to combat,

  • terrorism

  • white collar crime

  • tax evasion

  • criminals from hiding behind untraceable cash transactions

Of course, the reality is that without cash, governments and banks gain the ability to run economies like totalitarian police states – tracking every transaction and parasitically siphoning wealth via income tax and other forms of taxation.

This is all part of a United Nations backed, globalist movement towards “smart cities” where people will own nothing and live in small boxes and everything will be transacted digitally via the government.

You can see what they have planned for “smart cities” here:

 
Basically, if you see the word “smart” in front of something, it means “slave“.

This is precisely why it is increasingly important to keep your assets outside of these jurisdictions and out of the financial system in general in safer alternatives such as precious metals and crypto-currencies.

by Jeff Berwick, January 14, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Successfully Pretends to Be Human – Now What? **

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Vladimir Veselov, computer software developer and Eugene Demchenko, software engineer, have created the first computer that fooled humans into thinking they were speaking to a 13 year old boy.

The University of Reading (UR) said that 33% of participants in a 5 minute online conversation with “Eugene Goostman” were tricked into believing this computer was actually a real-life teenager. Strikingly, this feat means that Veselov and Demchenko successfully created a computer program that passed the Turing Test.

In 1950, Alan Turing wrote a paper entitled Computing Machinery and Intelligence that asked the question: “Can machines think?” The Turing Test establishes a “test for intelligence in a computer, requiring that a human being should be unable to distinguish the machine from another human being by using the replies to questions put to both.”

With the revelation posed by “Eugene”, artificial intelligence (AI) takes a giant leap forward by way of future consent for the review of sentience in computing which paves the way for asking the question: Should computers be allowed to decide what actions they take and when to act on those decisions?

Veselov explained: “Our whole team is very excited with this result. Going forward we plan to make Eugene smarter and continue working on improving what we refer to as ‘conversation logic.’”

RoboLaw (RL), in conjunction with UR School of Systems Engineering (SSE) provided the funding for this event with “Eugene”.

RL explains they are a consortium of academia whose “main objective … is to investigate the ways in which emerging technologies in the field of (bio-) robotics (e.g. bionics, neural interfaces and nanotechnologies) have a bearing on the content, meaning and setting of the law.”

Their main focus in making robotics more agreeable to the general public resides in using AI technology in:

• Assistance to humans
• Industrial work
• Medical industry

Charles Bailey, digital artist, librarian and publisher of Digital Scholarship (DS), explained that “intelligent computers must be able to reason; however, to be effective, reason may require broad knowledge about the real world” and be able to “understand written and verbal communication”.

Because “we want computers that talk to us”, Bailey said AI must “not only master our native language, but also be able to translate messages from other languages.”

It would be more aesthetically pleasing if the robots had human-like bodies “equipped with visual, auditory, and other sensory capabilities that matched or exceeded human abilities” and could perform tasks such as:

• Construction
• Manufacturing
• Fire fighting
• Routine office duties
• Domestic chores

While examining the morality behind creating sentient robots, Bailey asks the following questions:

  • Will intelligent computers have relationships that parallel human ones?
  • Will they be constructed to be sexual or alter themselves to be so?
  • Will they have love relationships?
  • Will they form family units, or will they create complex new social structures we cannot envision?
  • Will they procreate, or will they allow humans to produce new intelligent computers?
  • If they procreate, how will they do so, and will the offspring inherit any of the traits of the parents?
  • Will the offspring be created fully functional or will there be a period of childhood?
  • Will offspring have any special feelings for their parents?
  • How fast will each generation be?
  • Will each generation replicate the basic structure and functionality of the last generation, or will each generation represent an advance in the design of the species, causing rapid evolutionary development.
  • Will intelligent computers and humans form love relationships?
  • Will society recognize the legitimacy of such relationships?
  • Will they form friendships with each other and humans?

Ultimately, Bailey sees the advent of intelligent computers placing humanity in the role of “making godlike decisions about a new form of intelligent life” and this necessitates a “delicate balance between controlling truly intelligent computers and nurturing them so that they can develop to their full potential.”


 
by , 2014

THE “AI” THREAT ISN’T SKYNET…ITS THE END OF THE MIDDLE CLASS!

 In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end of the world.  These researchers were just beginning to explore the science of genetic engineering, manipulating DNA to create organisms that didn’t exist in nature, and they were unsure how these techniques would affect the health of the planet and its people. 

So, they descended on a coastal retreat called Asilomar, a name that became synonymous with the guidelines they laid down at this meeting – a strict ethical framework meant to ensure that biotechnology didn’t unleash the apocalypse.  Forty-two years on, another group of scientists gathered at Asilomar to consider a similar problem. But this time, the threat wasn’t biological. It was digital. 

In January, the world’s top artificial intelligence (AI) researchers walked down the same beachside paths as they discussed their rapidly accelerating field and the role it will play in the fate of humanity. It was a private conference – the enormity of the subject deserves some privacy – but in recent days, organizers released several videos from the conference talks, and some participants have been willing to discuss their experience, shedding some light on the way AI researchers view the threat of their own field.

The rise of driverless cars and trucks

is just a start.

It’s not just blue-collar jobs

that AI endangers. 

Yes, they discussed the possibility of a super-intelligence that could somehow escape human control, and at the end of the month, the conference organizers unveiled a set of guidelines, signed by attendees and other AI luminaries, that aim to prevent this possible dystopia. 

But the researchers at Asilomar were also concerned with more immediate matters:

the effect of AI on the economy.

“One of the reasons I don’t like the discussions about super-intelligence is that they’re a distraction from what’s real,” says Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, who attended the conference. 

“As the poet said, have fewer imaginary problems and more real ones.”

At a time when the Trump administration is promising to make America great again by restoring old-school manufacturing jobs, AI researchers aren’t taking him too seriously. They know that these jobs are never coming back, thanks in no small part to their own research, which will eliminate so many other kinds of jobs in the years to come, as well. 

At Asilomar, they looked at the real US economy, the real reasons for the “hollowing out” of the middle class.

  • The problem isn’t immigration – far from it.   

  • The problem isn’t off-shoring or taxes or regulation.

It’s technology…

Rage Against the Machines 

In the US, the number of manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979 and has steadily decreased ever since.  At the same time, manufacturing has steadily increased, with the US now producing more goods than any other country but China. Machines aren’t just taking the place of humans on the assembly line. They’re doing a better job. 

And all this before the coming wave of AI upends so many other sectors of the economy.

“I am less concerned with Terminator scenarios,” MIT economist Andrew McAfee said on the first day at Asilomar. “If current trends continue, people are going to rise up well before the machines do.”

Andrew McAfee pointed to newly collected data that shows a sharp decline in middle class job creation since the 1980s. 

Now, most new jobs are either at the very low end of the pay scale or the very high end. He also argued that these trends are reversible, that improved education and a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship and research can help feed new engines of growth, that economies have overcome the rise of new technologies before.  But after his talk, in the hallways at Asilomar, so many of the researchers warned him that the coming revolution in AI would eliminate far more jobs far more quickly than he expected.  Indeed, the rise of driverless cars and trucks is just a start. 

New AI techniques are poised to reinvent everything from manufacturing to healthcare to Wall Street. In other words, it’s not just blue-collar jobs that AI endangers.

“Several of the rock stars in this field came up to me and said: ‘I think you’re low-balling this one. I think you are underestimating the rate of change’,” McAfee says.

That threat has many thinkers entertaining the idea of a universal basic income, a guaranteed living wage paid by the government to anyone left out of the workforce. But McAfee believes this would only make the problem worse, because it would eliminate the incentive for entrepreneurship and other activity that could create new jobs as the old ones fade away. 

Others question the psychological effects of the idea.

“A universal basic income doesn’t give people dignity or protect them from boredom and vice,” Etzioni says.

Also on researchers’ minds was regulation – of AI itself. 

Some fear that after squeezing immigration – which would put a brake on the kind of entrepreneurship McAfee calls for – the White House will move to bottle up automation and artificial intelligence.  That would be bad news for AI researchers, but also for the economy. 

If the AI transformation slows in the US, many suspect, it will only accelerate in other parts of the world, putting American jobs at even greater risk due to global competition. 

In the end, no one left Asilomar with a sure way of preventing economic upheaval.

“Anyone making confident predictions about anything having to do with the future of artificial intelligence is either kidding you or kidding themselves,” McAfee says.

That said, these researchers say they are intent on finding the answer.

“People work through the concerns in different ways. But I haven’t met an AI researcher who doesn’t care,” Etzioni says. 

“People are mindful.”

But they feel certain that preventing the rise of AI is not the answer. It’s also not really possible – a bit like bringing those old manufacturing jobs back…  

 

by Cade Metz,  February 10, 2017, Wired