Kelb Weekly Newsletters

February 10, 2013

In This Issue:

  • Kelb Saturday Night Conference Call
  • Lynn T. Sends Us “Merkaba”
  • Handschu Case, Cointelpro Case Cited
  • Bivens Case and Marbury v. Madison
  • Ken Lee, Give Us Psalm 37
  • Donald Friedman, DEW’s, Global Research
  • Carl Speer, member, Sends Church Com. Identifying intel agencies
Global Research Publishes Information about
Donald Friedman and Directed Energy Technology
By David Hambling

Global Research 11/15/08

“. . . Donald Friedman . . . claims that government agencies are misusing non-lethal directed-energy weapons. . . .  (he) . . . has turned up valuable information. For instance, one of his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests unearthed a 1998 U.S. Army program looking at a microwave device to beam sound directly into the target’s skull which the rest of us had missed. (The same technology underlies the Medusa non-lethal weapon.)
Now he’s found something else. Friedman’s current court case involves attempts to extract information about any directed-energy weapons such as lasers and microwaves used by the Secret Service. Do they really have anything of the kind? A “Motion for an Enlargement of Time” (in other words, a request for a few more weeks) by the Secret Service’s attorney indicates that they have something, and it’s pretty secret:

“Plaintiff’s FOIA request is for document [sic] concerning directed energy technology that is very sensitive. Some of this documents [sic] pertain to research conducted by divisions within defendant agency that is used to carry out its mandate to protect very high government officials. In fact, in one case, the documents… could not be mailed but had to be hand carried interstate.”
So what is this “sensitive” technology? . . . speculate…
Now, we’ve talked before about the Secret Service’s interest in laser dazzlers as a means of protecting the White House against suicide attacks by light aircraft, dating back to 1998. We don’t know if dazzlers have ever been deployed, but that would certainly explain some of the secrecy.
Portable dazzlers would also be a good way of dealing with potential snipers without the risk of harming bystanders. Other agencies also have an interest in covert dazzlers. Ex MI6 agent David Tomlinson claims a laser strobe was proposed for an assassination attempt on Slobodan Milosevic in 1992 by dazzling his chauffeur at a crucial point and causing him to crash. . . .”

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Lynn in Texas sends us some positive, very helpful information, especially for members/victims with experiences of some of the exotic directed weaponry testing (some of the brain ‘testing’).  This is good information.  Thank you, Lynn.  This is so important to dealing with the sophisticated abuses, many have been targeted with.

Lynn writes:
This is an explanation of an energy field that you can put around your body.
I have successfully REMOVED! energy forces that seem to be inside
of my body by using a similar technique and visualization I learned
from a Buddhist lineage knowledge.
Survivor in Texas


Merkaba meditation is a state of heightened and concentrated awareness that focuses on the geometric fields of energy around the human body which spin at incredibly high-speed.
Merkaba meditation is a simultaneously powerful and simple tool for healing and ascension.
According to some, since the advent of the pollution of the body, mind and spirit, these energies have slowed and ceased their movement.  Without this, humans are only half alive, wandering through the world blindly and without reflection, deaf, dumb and mute to the
wonders of the universe.  When this field of energy is reawakened through meditation and set into motion again, it is called a Merkaba, a rotating field of energy that is a great positive force through the spirit and the body.
Through an understanding of the universal love and sacred geometry of the spinning spheres of light and power that once spun around us, we can access again the power that was once
inherent in all humans, but now is quiet.
The Merkaba meditation technique begins with a series of long breaths, and on each breath,
there is deliberation and concentration on the shapes that the energy will take and the space
it will fill.  Using a regimented series of breaths and postures, the person who practices Merkaba meditation will open themselves and make themselves vulnerable to a world  to
which they previously had been blind.  As their own breath guides them through this discovery, the love that they receive equals that which they expend and they are refreshed and revitalized.
As the shapes grow clearer and their energy awakens from its long dormancy, the effects become clearer, and even more powerful.  Similarly, a greater awareness of their physical body results and things that have been absent become obvious.  A little bit of thought gives a great
deal of reward and the benefits of this form of meditation are enormous.

Sacred Geometry, the leading principle of Merkaba meditation, is to understand not just yourself but the entire universe.  Even a brief study of this concept makes the student realize that this geometry, these patterns, are found in all aspects of the universe, from the most slender blade of grass to a star that is unimaginably distant.  Through contemplation of the form and purpose of these energy fields, a unity is recognized and an understanding of your place in the cosmos is reached.

Once these powerful energies have been restarted and recognized, they can be used as tools for healthy reflection.  As the eye turns inward in reflection, a balance is reached, and thought and deliberation result in a better understanding not only in the universe, but in yourself as well.
These energies are directed and produced by a force of divine love and therefore has an incredible potential for healing both the body and the spirit.  Merkaba meditation serves as a vehicle that takes us further than we have ever been before, to a place that people once knew intimately; it takes us into our own hearts and our own souls.
By Uma Johnson

        “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”  ~ Buddha

Today’s Cointelpro
Contributing author, Lynn (in the above article)  works with a nationwide group seeking redress for unauthorized activities. The claim is that Cointelpro-type activities continue to occur and the group wants the issue addressed, first by exposing Cointelpro-type activities.  (Cointelpro, as an intelligence agency activity, is no longer legal.)  Theirs is a comprehensive, credible project, intended to get redress for victims and to begin to solve the problem.  Thank you for your and your group’s good, effective work on this very important issue, Lynn.
Cointelpro Case, Handschu Cited in Muslim “Extra-Surveillance”
Huffington Post
Editor’s Note:
Handschu is considered a “Cointelpro” case.  These cases helped to end the heinous program, operated by our intelligence agencies on our citizens known as “Cointelpro”.  It was the intelligence agencies’ response to the “Red Scare” and it was found in our courts to be violative of the rights of the citizens it was “operated” on.  By Hoover’s definition, it seems that black activists and white liberals were targeted, infiltration into their organizations was attempted and other more heinous acts were directed at these groups. We believe these included artists and activists from Henry Miller, to  Martin Luther King.
From the article:
“. . .Civil rights lawyers are reaching more than 40 years into the past to curb the New York City Police Department’s program of surveillance of Muslim communities. In a court filing on Monday,added to a long-running lawsuit initially brought to address the department’s spying on Vietnam War protesters, updating the case for the post-9/11 era. The Handschu lawsuit, as it’s known, “has been about NYPD surveillance of whoever is the suspected flavor of the month since 1971,” said Jethro Eisenstein, a lawyer on the case since its inception.
The case is named after Barbara Handschu, a civil rights lawyer who teamed up with the Black Panthers and radical activist Abbie Hoffman, among others, to take on the NYPD in 1971. The department’s “red squad,” they alleged then, had infiltrated and disrupted law-abiding anti-war protest groups. In 1985, the NYPD agreed to a set of rules called the Handschu agreement, promising to spy only when it had information of criminal activity, and only after it had vetted its surveillance operations with an overseer called the Handschu authority. It also forswore the use of infiltrators. . . .”
From and Please read more:
Church Senate Subcommittee Exposes Intelligence Agency Acts

Thank you, Carl Speer, Washington State member,  for finding and sending, this very pertinent information.

In 1975, Frank Church became the chairman of the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities. This committee investigated alleged abuses of power by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Intelligence.
The committee looked at the case of Fred Hampton and discovered that William O’Neal, Hampton’s bodyguard, was a FBI agent-provocateur who, days before the raid, had delivered an apartment floor-plan to the Bureau with an “X” marking Hampton’s bed. Ballistic evidence showed that most bullets during the raid were aimed at Hampton’s bedroom.
Church’s committee also discovered that the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation had sent anonymous letters attacking the political beliefs of targets in order to induce their employers to fire them. Similar letters were sent to spouses in an effort to destroy marriages. The committee also documented criminal break-ins, the theft of membership lists and misinformation campaigns aimed at provoking violent attacks against targeted individuals.
One of those people targeted was Martin Luther King. The FBI mailed King a tape recording made from microphones hidden in hotel rooms. The tape was accompanied by a note suggesting that the recording would be released to the public unless King committed suicide.
In 1975 Church’s committee interviewed Johnny Roselli about his relationship with the secret services. It emerged that in In September 1960, Roselli and fellow crime boss, Sam Giancana, took part in talks with Allen W. Dulles, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), about the possibility of murdering Fidel Castro.
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Ruling in Pertinent Bivens Case

The Bivens holding and outcome reinforced some very important American concepts of law.
 1.  Litigants prevailed, due to this concept:        
“. . .where no other federal remedy is provided for the vindication of a constitutional right, based on the principle that for every wrong, there is a remedy.
2.  The existence of a remedy for the violation was implied from the importance of the right violated.
3.  Bivens has been subsequently interpreted to create a cause of action against the federal government similar to the one 42 U.S.C. § 1983 creates against the states.
The Case
Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971),[1] was a case in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that an implied cause of action existed for an individual whose Fourth Amendment freedom from unreasonable search and seizures had been violated by federal agents. The victim of such a deprivation could sue for the violation of the Amendment itself, despite the lack of any federal statute authorizing such a suit. The existence of a remedy for the violation was implied from the importance of the right violated.
Bivens has been subsequently interpreted to create a cause of action against the federal government similar to the one 42 U.S.C. § 1983 creates against the states.

“For the reasons set forth below, I am of the opinion that federal courts do have the power to award damages for violation of ‘constitutionally protected interests’ and I agree with the Court that a traditional judicial remedy such as damages is appropriate to the vindication of the personal interests protected by the Fourth Amendment.”

The Court, in an opinion by Justice Brennan, laid down a rule that it will infer a private right of action for monetary damages where no other federal remedy is provided for the vindication of a constitutional right, based on the principle that for every wrong, there is a remedy. The court reasoned based upon a presumption that where there is a violation of a right, the plaintiff can recover whatever he could recover under any civil action, unless Congress has expressly curtailed that right of recovery, or there exist some “special factor counseling hesitation”.
Justice Harlan voted with the majority to reverse the lower court, but also wrote a separate concurring opinion. Harlan particularly emphasized the special importance of constitutional rights. He presented that it was well-settled, even undeniable, that a suit for injunction based on a constitutional right was long recognized in the Federal courts. That being the case, where equally necessary, a suit for damages should be equally if not more acceptable. (Money damages were traditionally considered to be less onerous of a remedy than injunction, except in Constitutional Jurispruden ce; in Edelman v. Jordan, Justice Rehnquist declared exactly the opposite, an assertion of dubious legal pedigree.)

Reversed and Remanded and

Marbury v. Madison

A private citizen, asserting no authority other than his own, will not normally be liable in trespass if he demands, and is granted, admission to another’s house. See W. Prosser, The Law of Torts 18, pp. 109-110 (3d ed. 1964); 1 F. Harper & F. James, The Law of Torts 1.11 (1956). But one who demands admission under a claim of federal authority stands in a far different position. Cf. Amos v. United States, 255 U.S. 313, 317 (1921). The mere invocation of federal power by a federal law enforcement official will normally render futile any attempt to resist an unlawful entry or arrest by resort to the local police; and a claim of authority to enter is likely to unlock the door as well. See Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383, 386 (1914); Amos v. United States, supra. 7 “In such cases there is no safety for the citizen, [403 U.S. 388, 395]   except in the protection of the judicial tribunals, for rights which have been invaded by the officers of the government, professing to act in its name. There remains to him but the alternative of resistance, which may amount to crime.” United States v. Lee, 106 U.S. 196, 219 (1882). 8 Nor is it adequate to answer that state law may take into account the different status of one clothed with the authority of the Federal Government. For just as state law may not authorize federal agents to violate the Fourth Amendment, Byars v. United States, supra; Weeks v. United States, supra; In re Ayers, 123 U.S. 443, 507 (1887), neith er may state law undertake to limit the extent to which federal authority can be exercised. In re Neagle, 135 U.S. 1 (1890). The inevitable consequence of this dual limitation on state power is that the federal question becomes not merely a possible defense to the state law action, but an independent claim both necessary and sufficient to make out the plaintiff’s cause of action. Cf. Boilermakers v. Hardeman, 401 U.S. 233, 241 (1971).
. . . “The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137, 163 (1803). “
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Psalm 37 from Author, Ken Lee

A Psalm of David :
Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light,
and thy judgment as the noonday.

. . .
The Lord knoweth the days of the upright:
and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Thank you, Ken.  As all of our work and articles, so necessary.
November 13, ’10

Navajo Code Breakers  March  in Veterans Day Parade

World War II American Indian Navajo Code Breakers again marched in the Veterans’ Day Parade in NYC. They worry that their legacy will die with them. Out of the 400 Code Talkers, only 50 are believed to be alive. Thirteen of them came to NYC – many using canes – to walk in the Veterans Day parade today.

The young Navajo Marines, using secret Navajo language-encrypted military terms, helped the U.S. prevail at Iwo Jima and other World War II Pacific battles, serving in every Marine assault in the South Pacific between 1942 and 1945. Military commanders said the code, transmitted verbally by radio, helped save countless American lives and bring a speedier end to the war in the Pacific theater.

They were sworn to secrecy about their code, so complex that even other Navajo Marines couldn’t decipher it. Used to transmit secret tactical messages via radio or telephone, the code remained unbroken and classified for decades because of its potential postwar use.

“We were never told that our code was never decoded” or given identities of the original 29 Navajos who created it, said Keith Little, 85, who joined the Marines at 17 and remembers crouching in a bomb crater amid heavy fire on Iwo Jima.

“It was all covered by secrecy. We were constantly told not to talk about it,

ave countless American lives and bring a speedier end to the war in the Pacific theater.

They were sworn to secrecy about their code, so complex that even other Navajo Marines couldn’t decipher it. Used to transmit secret tactical messages via radio or telephone, the code remained unbroken and classified for decades because of its potential postwar use.

“We were never told that our code was never decoded” or given identities of the original 29 Navajos who created it, said Keith Little, 85, who joined the Marines at 17 and remembers crouching in a bomb crater amid heavy fire on Iwo Jima.


“The code did a lot of damage to the enemy,” said Samuel Tom Holiday, 85, of Kayenta, Ariz., who also is joining the parade. He was a 20-year-old Code Talker when he and two other Marines went behind enemy lines on Iwo Jima to locate a Japanese artillery unit advancing on American forces.

Once the unit was located, Holiday transmitted a coded message to Marine artillery, which fired a big shell at the Japanese. After the Marine rifleman proclaimed it “right on target,” Holiday messaged “Right on Target” to a Navajo Code Talker in Marine artillery.

Prior to the entry of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, the Japanese – armed with exceptional English speaking code breakers – swiftly thwarted every attempt at a secure communication code between the allies. But the Japanese didn’t reckon with America’s first citizens.

Per the story on the Official Navajo Code Talkers website, it was Phillip Johnston – a California civilian and son of a Protestant missionary who grew up on a Navajo reservation and one of the few outsiders fluent in their difficult language – who came up with the idea to create a code using the Native American Navajo and pitched it to Major General Clayton B. Vogel, the commanding general of Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet, and his staff.

With plenty of fluent English speakers at their disposal, they [the Japanese] sabotaged messages and issued false commands to ambush Allied troops. To combat this, increasingly complex codes were initiated. At Guadalcanal, military leaders finally complained that sending and receiving these codes required hours of encryption and decryption—up to two and a half hours for a single message. They rightly argued the military needed a better way to communicate.

He realized that since it had no alphabet and was almost impossible to master without early exposure, the Navajo language had great potential as an indecipherable code. After an impressive demonstration to top commanders, he was given permission to begin a Navajo Code Talker test program.

Their elite unit was formed in early 1942 when the first 29 Navajo Code Talkers were recruited by Johnston. Although the code was modified and expanded throughout the war, this first group was the one to conceive it. Accordingly, they are often referred to reverently as the “original 29″. Many of these enlistees were just boys; most had never been away from home before. Often lacking birth certificates, it was impossible to verify ages. After the war it was discovered that recruits as young as 15 and as old as 35 had enlisted. Age notwithstanding, they easily bore the rigors of basic training, thanks to their upbringing in the southwestern desert.

One of the original 29, now 92, was present for today’s Veteran’s Day Parade in NYC.

The young native Americans gathered at Camp Pendleton and devised an ingenious code of 200 terms, which grew to 600 by the war’s victory. What took coding machines 30 minutes to do could now be transmitted in 20 seconds – accurate, concise and undecipherable by the enemy.

It consisted of native terms that were associated with the respective military terms they resembled. For example, the Navajo word for turtle meant “tank,” and a dive-bomber was a “chicken hawk.” To supplement those terms, words could be spelled out using Navajo terms assigned to individual letters of the alphabet—the selection of the Navajo term being based on the first letter of the Navajo word’s English meaning.

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“After the Revolution” Herzog’s Play About Radicals

by Joe Dziemianowicz

Daily News

November 11, 2010                                                                    New York

“After the Revolution” opened last night in a Playwrghts Horizons presentation.  Secrets and lies the,lifeblood of family drama course through this play.

Amy Herzog’s ambitious but semisuccessful play set in 1999 New York, asks a pretty basic question set aginst a rather uncommon backdrop of hard left radical politics: What happens when the man you revere isn’t exactyly who you think he is?

That riddle must be sorted out twice by go get ’em Emma (a vibrant Katherine Powell), who’s Ann Hathaway pretty fresh out of law school and crusading for justice to the longstanding Marxist traditions of her village family.

Only in her late 20’s, she heads a fund named for her late blacklisted grand dad, Joe Joseph, who was accused of spying during the Cold War but denied it under oath.  Joe’s unjust treatment has informed emma’s every move — including working on getting a new trial for convicted copy kiler Mumia Abu-jamal.

But it comes out that her dad, Ben (Peter Freidman), has fudged the truth about the past, sending Emma into a meltdown that impact all around her including her boyfriend, Miguel (Elliot Vilar) and fund benefactor, Morty (the always charmingk David Marguilles).

Herzog tackles big issues.  . .  .  Carolyn Cantor directs.  Friedman expertly conveys Ben’s paternal crisis, Stage vet Mark Blum ex-Braat Packer Mare Winningham and newcomer Meredith Holzman bring humor and humanity as Ben’s brother, wife and rehap-hopping daughter.

Standing out as Emma’s hard-edged unbendingly lefty grandmother,  Vera, is Lois Smith.  She doesn’t appear to be playing a character — but a real woman you could have run into this morning.

“After the Revolution” through Nov. 28  416 w. 42nd St. NYC  Tickets $55 (212) 279-4200


WTC Payout Still Undecided

By Alison Gendar
Daily News Staff Writer
November 9, ‘10                                                          New York, New York

The November 8th deadline came and went without a public tally of whether the required 95% of sickened Ground Zero workers accepted a historic $712 million proposed settlement.

Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein issued a gag order yesterday on lawyers for all sides until he was briefed on the final count.

But in a slew of early Monday morning emails, lawyers told clients that 97.3% of the sickest firefighters, police and other claimants had agreed to the settlement, according to copies obtained by the Daily News.

Lawyers claimed they had already received more than 9,000 releases and, even though the total was under 92% by Saturday they expected to hit the 95% cutoff by the time all responses were counted, according to the email. .  .  .

“The more who accept, he less chance the defendants will keep the money!” urged an email from the claimants law firm.

The sickest workers account for nearly half of the roughly 10,000 people who filed claims saying their health was wrecked by exposure to toxins at the world Trade Center site.  A tally might not be available for several days.


Wifi Takes Off

by Dick Gates, Xirrus CEO and Founder

from InfoTech Magazine October 2010 Issue

Page 20

. . . Gates speaks of “the revoution from being all-wired enterprises to being all-wireless.”

Behind this  dramatic growth of WiFi adoption is the evolution of the 802.1.  In standard, which is supported by virtually every new device and allows wireless technology to matched wired from both a speed and performance perspective.  It portends only a short period before the balance of power in the network world shifts from wired to wireless.  In addition to the convenience and flexibility of wireless, the cost effectiveness of deploying a wireless network over Ethernet makes the decision an easy.

“It’s a question of time to value,” says Gates.  “Not only is it far more cost effective, but the time ti takes to make your facility ‘wirelessed’ is much sorter than the time to wire it.” According to Xirrus, when considering a generous cost for cable drops, the cost of switch ports and other associated costs, the cost per user to install Ethernet to each desk and each user starts at around $400 per user.  Deploying a very dense, rich wireless solution,m even at less than five users per radio, can be done for less than $100 per use.

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Project MKUltra
by Jon Elliston, Dossier Editor

Kelb member Ken Lee has sent us a very good link on the MKUltra experimentation.  Following is an excerpt from the site:

.  .   .     “ Concerned about rumors of communist brainwashing of POWs during the Korean war, in April 1953 CIA Director Allen Dulles authorized the MKULTRA program, which would later become notorious for the unusual and sometimes inhumane tests that the CIA financed. Reviewing the experiments five years later, one secrecy-conscious CIA auditor wrote: “Precautions must be taken not only to protect operations from exposure to enemy forces but also to conceal these activities from the American public in general. The knowledge that the agency is engaging in unethical and illicit activities would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles.”

Though many of the documents related to MKULTRA were destroyed by the CIA in 1972, some records relating to the program have made it into the public domain, and the work of historians, investigative reporters, and various congressional committees has resulted in the release of enough information to make MKULTRA one of the most disturbing instances of intelligence community abuse on record. As writer Mark Zepezauer puts it, “the surviving history is nasty enough.”
.  .  .
In his thorough book on MKULTRA and similar projects, The Search for the “Manchurian Candidate,” John Marks reports that most of the CIA researchers tried LSD themselves. In fact, an early phase of the experiments was probably the setting for the first acid trip in the United States — experienced by a courageous CIA man no less!
.  .  .
Though the most prominently discussed aspect of MKULTRA is the CIA’s LSD work, the program included many other unusual investigations relating to the science of mind control. CIA researchers probed the potential of numerous parapsychological phenomena, including hypnosis, telepathy, precognition, photokinesis and “remote viewing.”


Bio Electrical Weapons, The Electromagnetic Weapons

from the URL: George Washington University in Washington, D.C. [1]. John Marks, author of The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The

.  .  .

The documents pertaining to MKULTRA subproject 119 are now held in the National Security Archives (a non-governmental organization) a CIA and Mind Control, (Times Books, New York, 1979) donated the MKULTRA documents; his book was republished by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1991 and is still in print.

Project Bizarre followed MKULTRA subproject 119 in 1965. The purpose of Bizarre was to record and analyze the complex microwave signal allegedly being beamed at the American Embassy in Moscow by the Soviets from a building across the street. The interesting thing about Project Bizarre is that while the United States has denied to this very day that there could be adverse health effects from microwave radiation, it immediately suspected that “the Moscow signal” was producing a variety of health effects in Embassy personnel, particularly in the successive ambassadors at whose office it was claimed the signal was being beamed. At the same time that the State Department was testing embassy personnel for DNA breaks produced by the Moscow signal, it felt constrained from complaining to the Soviets because the power of their signal was a tiny fraction of what the US said was a safe, human exposure level. Journalist Barton Reppert has written the most authoritative account of the Moscow signal [2]. (Editor’s note: DNA breaks from exposure to mobile phones have been confirmed in recent lab research [3, 4] (Science in Society 24).)

Converting sound to microwaves

In 1973, Joseph C. Sharp, an experimental psychologist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research performed an experiment that was pivotal to the development of the torture equipment being shipped to Iraq today. He had James Lin set up equipment in his laboratory which converted the shape of sound waves into microwave radiation that enabled him to hear himself vocalize the names of the numbers from one to ten in his head, by-passing the mechanism of his own ears. This particular experiment was never published but is mentioned in Lin’s book, Microwave Auditory Effects and Applications, published in 1978 [5].

The experiment has been confirmed in US Patent 6 587 729, “Apparatus for Audibly Communicating Speech Using the Radio Frequency.

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The Experiments Version

Keep The Ethical Light Burning, Inc.
Newsletter Oct. 9 ’10
Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Advocacy for
Nonconsensual Experimentation and Harassment
“We intend that men shall be free to live by no man’s leave under the sun.”
Guatamalan Nonconsensual Experiments Revealed
U. S. Unearths A Horror and Apologizes for Syphilis Guatamalan Experiments (‘46 – ‘48)
Stephen Smith, Globe Staff
October 2, 2010

Picking through musty files in a Pennsylvania archive, a Wellesley College professor made a heart-stopping discovery: US government scientists in the 1940s deliberately infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea in experiments conducted without the subjects’ permission.

Medical historian Susan M. Reverby happened upon the documents four or five years ago while researching the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study and later shared her findings with US government officials.

The unethical research was not publicly disclosed until yesterday, when President Obama and two Cabinet secretaries apologized to Guatemala’s government and people and pledged to never repeat the mistakes of the past — an era when it was not uncommon for doctors to experiment on patients without their consent.

Even so, Reverby found in the files a story of almost singular exploitation and deception, conducted in a foreign land because, the nation’s surgeon general at the time acknowledged, it could not have been done in the United States.

Susan M. Reverby
Education: Bachelor’s from Cornell University in industrial and labor relations, 1967; master’s from New York University, 1973; doctorate from Boston University in American studies, 1982.
Professional: Professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College; first professor hired in women’s studies in 1982.
Research interests: History of medicine, nursing, and American women; two books on the Tuskegee syphilis study.
Other work: Community organizer in New York and women’s health activist; health policy analyst; consumer representative on the Food and Drug Administration’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices advisory panel from
1993-1997; ACLU of Massachusetts board, 1998-2007.
SOURCE: Wellesley College
Remembering The Tuskegee Experiments
Syphilis Study Still Provides Disbelief, Sadness
by Tuskegee Legacy Committee Chair Dr. Vanessa Gamble.
Listen to Alex Chadwick’s report.

July 25, 2002 –Thirty years ago today, the Washington Evening Star newspaper ran this headline on its front page: “Syphilis Patients Died Untreated.” With those words, one of America’s most notorious medical studies, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, became public.

“For 40 years, the U.S. Public Health Service has conducted a study in which human guinea pigs, not given proper treatment, have died of syphilis and its side effects,” Associated Press reporter Jean Heller wrote on July 25, 1972. “The study was conducted to determine from autopsies what the disease does to the human body.”

. . .            But it wasn’t until 1997 that the government formally apologized for the unethical study. President Clinton delivered the apology, saying what the government had done was deeply, profoundly and morally wrong:

“To the survivors, to the wives and family members, the children and the grandchildren, I say what you know: No power on Earth can give you back the lives lost, the pain suffered, the years of internal torment and anguish.

“What was done cannot be undone. But we can end the silence. We can stop turning our heads away. We can look at you in the eye and finally say, on behalf of the American people: what the United States government did was shameful.

More NPR stories on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

Eileen Welsom
Journalist Extraordinaire
Denver-based journalist Eileen Welsome reveals how as a reporter for the tiny Albuquerque Tribune (circulation 35,000) she uncovered one of the country’s great Cold War secrets: the U.S. government had knowingly exposed thousands of human Guinea pigs with radiation poisoning including 18 Americans who had plutonium injected directly into their bloodstream. [includes rush transcript]
In a Massachusetts school, seventy-three disabled children were spoon-fed oatmeal laced with radioactive isotopes.
No these are not acts of terrorism by common criminals.
These are just some of the secret human radiation experiments that the U.S. government conducted on unsuspecting Americans for decades as part of its atom bomb program.
In a gruesome plot that spanned 30 years, doctors and scientists working with the US atomic weapons program, exposed thousands of unwilling and unknowing Americans to radiation poisoning to study its effects.
For years, the experiments by the U.S. government and the identities of their human guinea pigs were covered up.
Then after a six-year investigation, investigative reporter Eileen Welsome uncovered the names of 18 people who were injected with plutonium in the 1940s without their knowledge by federal government scientists. In 1993, she published her finding in The Albuquerque Tribune and later received the Pulitzer Prize for her work.
Another six years later, Welsome published “The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War.”
The book gives a detailed account of the unspeakable scientific trials conducted by the U.S. government that reduced thousands of American men, women, and even children to nameless specimens. . . .
Hazel O’Leary,
Secretary of Energy with Courage and Strength Dealt with Nonconsensual Testing
. . . The Committee had its origins when public controversy developed surrounding human radiation experiments that were conducted half a century ago. In November 1993, the Albuquerque Tribune published a series of articles that, for the first time, publicly revealed the names of Americans who had been injected with plutonium, the man-made material that was a key ingredient of the atom bomb. Reporter Eileen Welsome put a human face to what had previously been anonymous data published in official reports and technical journals.
As World War II was ending, she wrote, doctors in the United States injected a number of hospitalized patients with plutonium, very likely without their knowledge or consent. The injections were part of a group of experiments to determine how plutonium courses through the human body. The experiments, and the very existence of plutonium, were shrouded in secrecy.
They were conducted at the direction of the U.S. government, with the assistance of university researchers in Berkeley, Chicago, and Rochester (New York), with the expectation that the information gained could be used to limit the hazards to the thousands of workers laboring to build the bomb.
On reading the articles, Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary expressed shock, first to her staff, and then in response to a question posed at a press conference. She was particularly concerned because the Department of Energy had its earliest origins in the agencies responsible for building the atomic bomb and sponsoring the plutonium experiments.
During the Cold War, these agencies had continued to do much of their work in the twilight zone between openness and secrecy. Now, the Cold War was over. The time had come, Secretary O’Leary determined, to make public anything that remained to be told about the plutonium experiments.
Subsequent press reports soon noted that the plutonium injections were not the only human radiation experiments that had been conducted during the war and the decades that followed.
KELB Exchange
Rosemary Johnson in North Carolina is moving.  She needs help and donations for moving expenses.  The move is unexpected and the need is urgent.  Please contact Lynn at, Judy at or Michael at to transmit donations.
Kathy in Georgia is looking for a housemate.  The sharing rent will be low and there may be a small exchange for some light chores upon mutual agreement.  Potential housemates, please contact Lynn, Judy or Michael.
Stephen Naghdi is back at home in San Francisco, without any negative consequences.  He is still in need of small donations of $5 or $10 for survival for this upcoming month. Please contact any of us to help.
Kelb Publishes
In this edition of  Kelb’s Newsletter, we are providing articles to our membership, about experiments, the federal government performed on unwitting U.S. citizens, 1946 – 1990 and later.
We open with the current article exposing the Guatamalan experiments, revealed by Wellesley researcher, Susan Reverby.  We believe her findings are very important and again, put the spotlight on a time period when our federal government experimented on vulnerable and unwitting subjects, without their consent, including children.  These children are now adults. They are MKUltra Project survivors. Please read these articles.
They are part of the larger group of experiences, history, and unauthorized acts, Kelb deals with and is acting on. And as always, we urge you to continue surviving.

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    • keepkelb says:

      Thank you. Please visit us when you can. We work with activists also, on the DuPlessis Orphanage abuses across Canada. It seems that they also experimented on American children in the MKUltra projects in Orphanages. Yes, please read our pages. We are interested in your coments, viewpoints and thoughts on these issues. Thank you. Sincerely, Lynn Bowne Weed, Co-Chairwoman, Kelb, Inc.

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