Neil Cherry was remembered and mourned today in Santa Barbara.
family tradition, we picked journey rose petals from our garden
were scattered on the ocean in a silent tribute, wishing him
He gave the public one of the first coherent overviews of
evidence linking low-intensity ELF and RF exposure to adverse
effects. He was a primary architect of the Salzburg Resolution.
He was a
compassionate and cheerful man whose works gave us good science
served the public interest.
The Sage Family
Santa Barbara, CA USA
and from an email from Libby Kelley to Roy Beavers
Neil Cherry's death was not unexpected but today's news brings
sadness here. Those who knew him know full well that he chose
to do this
work out of love of mankind. He understood there were personal
took those risks in order to convey his vast knowledge quickly.
death came 18 months after he was diagnosed by a rapidly progressing
motor neuron disease. On the last day of his life, he simply
ran out of
breath. He was still completing work on a scientific paper.
As many of
us know, an epidemiological link has been established between
neuron disease, also known as ALS or "Lou Gerhigs"
His wife, Gae, has asked me to request the international
continue to use Neil's email addresses. Please do not send
emails to him as she is not going to be able to respond. Please
his email addresses from automatic lists, etc. She requests
people who are looking for information on electromagnetic
Neil Cherry's website, www.neilcherry.com. and that we link
our sites to
his site. In this way, he will continue to be a guiding light
in this work.
The memorial service is scheduled for this coming Friday,
May 30, at 2
p.m. Your cards and letters are most appreciated and they
displayed at the service. much appreciated. Neil's wife, Gae,
two daughters are Jo and Carla can be reached at the Cherry's
46 B Kilmarnock
Christ Church, 1
Finally, I am resending a tribute to Neil Cherry adopted
by many of his
peers, at a meeting of independent scientists held in Catania,
in September 2002.
to Neil Cherry
We join together in tribute to Neil Cherry, our esteemed
his brilliant and passionate work to protect public health
non-ionizing radiation hazards over the past decade. as a
investigator in the field of bio-electromagnetics.
Neil has made a unique contribution to the advancement of
this field by his rare abilities to synthesize the entire
science in this field and to communicate this information
to his peer
scientists, to public policy decision-makers and to citizens
We resolve, on this day, which corresponds with the founding
international association of independent scientists, to pay
to Neil Cherry and we wish him the best in this fight against
Agreed to and signed September 14, 2002 by:
Signatory to the Catania Resolution:
- Fiorella Belpoggi, Fondazione Ramazzini, Italy
- Carl F. Blackman, President of the Bioelectromagnetic
Society (1990-1991), Raleigh, USA
- Martin Blank, Department of Physiology, Columbia University,
New York, USA
- Emilio Del Giudice, INFN Milano, Italy
- Livio Giuliani, University Camerino, Italy
- Settimio Grimaldi, CNR-INMM, Roma, Italy
- Lennart Hardell, Department of Oncology, University Hospital,
- Michael Kundi, Institute of Environmental Health, University
of Vienna, Austria
- Henry Lai, Department of Bioengineering, University of
- Abraham R. Liboff, Department of Physics, Oakland University,
- Wolfgang Löscher, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology
School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
- Kjell Hansson Mild, National Institute of Working Life,
- Wilhelm Mosgoeller, Institute for Cancer Research, University
of Vienna, Austria
- Elihu D. Richter, Unit of Occupational and Environmental
Hebrew-University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel
- Stanislaw Szmigielski, Military Institute of Hygiene and
Others who attended:
- Libby Kelley, Council on Wireless Technology Impacts,
- Eva Marsalek, PLATTFORM MOBILFUNK-INITIATIVEN,
- Gerd Oberfeld, Federal State of Salzburg, Public Health
Environmental Health, Austria
Informant: Colette O'Connell
Info request -- urgent: electrosenstivities
My info request to your list, Klaus is this:
"I have been asked to furnish information to questions
posed to me by a
Human Rights Commission who is ivestigating the EHS issue.
information I have been asked to forward quickly to the commission
follows: ". . .whether there have been any statements
or papers issued
by the World Health Organisation or any Health Authority in
jurisdiction recognising the condition of "Electrical
any court decisions in other jurisdictions dealing with the
(for example, you mention a recent court decision in Spain).
If so, I
would be most obliged if you could forward copies of the relevant
and/or decisions to the Commission."
It would help me enormously -- plus probably many others
list--if I could be given accurate and comprehensive responses
questions as soon as possible.
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland"
Note that the thorough working group report, ASSESSMENT
EFFECTS FROM EXPOSURE TO POWER-LINE FREQUENCY ELECTRIC AND
MAGNETIC FIELDS, issued by the United States National Institute
Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of
Health in 1998,
devoted a section (4.6.6.) on "electromagnetic hypersensitivity"
pages 314-316. This discussion is well referenced and generally
When the peer review came to a vote, it was a tie, which was
the intervention of the chair who leaned not against the evidence
the problematique that there is "no established mechanism"
for the fact.
It is like saying that though we know that microwave ovens
since we do not know why this happens, let's ignore the whole
(but let the manufacturers produce the devices and have as
consumers use it as possible)!
May I suggest that the researher contact the Research Group
Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Ottawa, Canada, which
experts personally familiar with dozens of electrically sensitive
persons since at least the last 10 years? A key researcher
is my colleague,
Chris Ives (613) 748-2312.
Hope that this helps.
Defense's DARPA wants you to be indexable and searchable
This is a significant and historic development for mankind,
bring LifeLog to your body soon.
Access to DARPA's webpage at:
Imagine the excitement for US soldiers administering LifeLog
billions of Chinese, Indian, Central Asian and African individuals..
this high-tech, microwave technology while a third of the
world has no
access to electricity. Not to mention such simple stuff as
and adequate meals..
But priorities are priorities - in the name of chips, computers,
wireless communications and satellites..
Report to Congress Regarding the Terrorism Information Awareness
The DARPA Terrorism (formerly "Total") Information
(TIA) is a research and development project. The program is
and testing information technology tools. DARPA affirms that
research and testing activities are only using data and information
is either (a) foreign intelligence and counter intelligence
obtained and usable by the Federal Government under existing
(b) wholly synthetic (artificial) data that has been generated,
research purposes only, to resemble and model real-world patterns
The Department of Defense, which is responsible for DARPA,
its full commitment to planning, executing, and overseeing
program in a manner that protects privacy and civil liberties.
Safeguarding the privacy and the civil liberties of Americans
bedrock principle. DoD intends to make it a central element
Department of Defense's management and oversight of the TIA
The Department of Defense fully complies with the laws and
governing intelligence activities and all other laws that
privacy and constitutional rights of U.S. persons.
DoD has expressed its commitment to the rule of law in this
views the protection of privacy and civil liberties as an
paramount goal in the development of counterterrorism technologies.
The Secretary of Defense will, as an integral part of oversight
research and development, continue to assess emerging potential
and civil liberties impacts through an oversight board composed
senior representatives from DoD and the Intelligence Community,
and chaired by
the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and
The Secretary of Defense will also receive advice on legal
issues, including privacy, posed by TIA research and development
Federal Advisory Committee composed of outside experts (see
Subsection 111(b) of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations
Resolution, 2003 (Public Law 108-7) required the submission
of a report
concerning the Terrorism (formerly "Total") Information
program. The report was jointly submitted to Congress on May
20, 2003 by
the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General and the Director
(Note: The program's previous name, "Total Information
program, created in some minds the impression that TIA was
a system to
be used for developing dossiers on U.S. citizens. That is
intent in pursuing this program. Rather, DoD's purpose in
efforts is to protect U.S. citizens by detecting and defeating
terrorist threats before an attack. Therefore, to make this
absolutely clear, on May 20, DARPA changed the program name
How to Find the Answers to Commonly Asked Questions:
Guide to the Report
Report to Congress regarding the Terrorism Information Awareness
download Executive Summary [(6 pages, 30Kb, PDF)]
download Detailed Information [(102 pages, 1.3Mb, PDF)]
download Letters Transmitting the Report to Congress
[(8 pages, 90Kb, PDF)]
Last Updated: May 20, 2003
DARPA WANTS YOUR LIFE INDEXABLE AND SEARCHABLE
It's a memory aid! A robotic assistant! An epidemic detector!
all-seeing, ultra-intrusive spying program!
The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious
project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information
person's life, index it and make it searchable.
What national security experts and civil libertarians want
to know is,
why the hell would the Defense Department want to do such
The embryonic LifeLog program would take every e-mail you've
received, every picture you've taken, every web page you've
every phone call you've had, every TV show you've watched,
magazine you've read, and dump it into a giant database.
All of this -- and more -- would be combined with a GPS transmitter,
keep tabs on where you're going; audio-visual sensors, to
that you see or say; and biomedical monitors, to keep track
of your health.
This gigantic amalgamation of personal information could
then be used to
"trace the 'threads' of an individual's life," to
see exactly how a
relationship or events developed, according to a briefing
Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, LifeLog's sponsor.
Someone with access to the database could "retrieve
a specific thread of
past transactions, or recall an experience from a few seconds
from many years earlier "by using a search-engine interface."
On the surface, the project seems like the latest in a long
DARPA's "blue sky" research efforts, most of which
never make it out of
the lab. But Steven Aftergood, a defense analyst with the
American Scientists, says he is worried.
With its controversial Total Information Awareness database
DARPA already is planning on tracking all of an individual's
"transactional data" -- like what we buy and who
gets our e-mail.
Aftergood said he believes LifeLog could go far beyond that,
physical information (like how we feel) and media data (like
read) to this transactional data.
"LifeLog has the potential to become something like
'TIA cubed,'" he said.
My Wired News article has details on the LifeLog program.
THERE'S MORE: The idea of committing everything in your life
machine is nearly sixty years old. In 1945, Vannevar Bush
-- who headed
the White House's Office of Scientific Research and Development
World War II
-- published a landmark Atlantic Monthly article, "As
We May Think." In
it, he describes a "memex" -- a "device in
which an individual stores
all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized
that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility."
Minicomputer visionary Gordon Bell, now working at Microsoft,
"MyLifeBits" project as a fulfillment of Bush's
There are other commercial and academic efforts to weave
a life into
followable threads, including parallel processing prophet
Gelernter's "Scopeware" and "Haystack,"
from MIT's David Karger.
AND MORE: LifeLog may eventually dwarf Total Information
DARPA's ultra-invasive database effort. But "TIA"
could wind up being
pretty damn large on its own, with 50 times more data than
of Congress, according to the Associated Press.
AND MORE: Lovers of civil liberties, you now have nothing
Henceforth, the creepy "Total Information Awareness"
program will be
known as "Terrorism Information Awareness."
phenomenal astrophysical developments
See the interesting and breathtaking assembly of astrophysical
data" photos of our turbulent sun and adjacent activity,
as well as
observations and text from the attachment. It is worth the
effort to open up each frame:
Electra Briggs wrote:
Andrew-You in all probabilites have all ready received info
from this website.
Dr. Andrew Michrowski
The Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc.
100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 1001
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6G8 Canada
the antenna business just the beginning or part of what the
New technology in hands of irresponsible people while the
kept ignorant of the possible effects can bring about a great
No one we know is willing to guarantee that these installations
are harmless.So why are some businesses allowed to gamble
with our lives?
Forget al-Qaeda, it's robots that will get us, says judge
By Matthew Thompson
May 24 2003
Hostile robots and dangerous "quark atoms" dwarf
al-Qaeda as the major
threats of the 21st century, Justice Michael Kirby said yesterday.
In his keynote address at a Centenary Medal ceremony at Paddington
Hall, the High Court judge warned of biotechnology running
Reminiscent of a Matrix-style scenario where machines rule
Justice Kirby's doomsday fears came from an article by Martin
Britain's Astronomer Royal, in a recent issue of New Scientist
- an article he described as "the most important thing
I read this
year". Rees has claimed humanity has only a 50:50 chance
the 21st century.
The judge quoted Rees's contention that scientific menace
more . . . deserving of our attention than al-Qaeda".
After Justice Kirby's speech, Centenary Medals were presented
than 100 eastern suburbs citizens, including the director
of the Art
Gallery of NSW, Edmund Capon; the Olympic swimming gold medallist
Rose; Nicolle Torda, a volunteer for the disabled; and the
veteran Jeanne Little.
Little said although she shared Justice Kirby's concerns,
proliferation of advanced robots might benefit humanity. "They
make armies out of robots, which might save lives," she
Another medal recipient, the historian Keith Windschuttle
Justice Kirby's speech, which also celebrated Australian democracy,
added: "Al-Qaeda is more of a pressing issue than robots."
Another recipient, the head of the biotechnology department
University of NSW, Professor Peter Gray, weighed into the
banter: "The fact that the SARS virus was sequenced within
a week; the
recent advances in understanding AIDS: these are coming out
biotechnical area," he said.
Yet he hesitated to question the Rees doctrine: "I haven't
article, but I did think Justice Kirby gave an excellent speech."
Informant: Miguel Muntané
baloons in UK