* Genuine appeal for help again something that is destroying me - Permissible levels" in the standards will never be exceeded in the real world - The shocking menace or satellite surveillance (1/9/03)

Genuine appeal for help again something that is destroying me

I live in the Midlands in England, and would add I have the sound of
what sounds like rain spattering against aluminium shielding I am trying
to use. Along with a frequency sound that is there most of the time.
These past two weeks have been very bad with what I can only think are
electrical surges. These leave me tingling and in quite a lot of pain
in my legs and my face red and hot. Also a terrible headache and my
eyes are affected as everything looks hazy after a bad bout.

This is a genuine appeal for help again something that is destroying me.



"Permissible levels" in the standards will never be exceeded in the real

You should be aware that the "permissible levels" in the standards
(considering ICNIRP) for ELF powerline magnetic (and electric) will
never be exceeded in the real world. I do not have a copy of the latest
ICNIRP calculations for 50-60 Hz but the earlier version lists 1000
milliGauss (mG) for 24 hour residential exposure and 5000 mG for
occupational (magnetic field)

You will not find even the biggest transmission line emitting anything
like this at ground level. Therefore no powerline or transmission line
will ever be outside the standard.

For Australia the old Australian National Health & Medical Research
Council (NH&MRC) guidelines allow 1000 mG level for homes and 5000 mG
level for occupational areas (based on ICNIRP) These limits are usually
referred to as being allowable and therefore "safe" by inference. What
is usually not admitted however is that these levels are only designed
to provide protection against immediate biological damage at high levels
of exposure. They are NOT designed to provide any protection against
long term exposures to environmental level EMFs.

This was admitted by Dr. Keith Lokan, from the old Australian Radiation
Laboratory(ARL) in 1991 [Referring to the NH&MRC/ICNIRP Guidelines]: ".
. These limits represent plausable field values, below which immediate
adverse health effects are unlikely, and as such serve a useful purpose.
They are not intended to provide protection against possible cancer
induction by continued exposure at the lower field levels implicated in
the studies we have been considering at this workshop [1 to 3
milliGauss] (1)

What levels are safe?

* The ICNIRP ELF Guidelines are based primarily on evidence from high
level/ short term animal exposure studies. It has not been essentially
updated since about 1990 and as such reflect a narrow scientific
viewpoint some 20 years out of date. When it comes to a "safe" prolonged
EMF exposure in the home and workplace, I would consider the draft
report of the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and
Measurements (NCRP) a far better guideline.

The 800 page document recommended drastically reducing the powerline
frequency exposure levels from 1000 milligauss (residential) down to 2
mG. The scientific committee found that; "In key areas of
bio-electromagnetic research, findings are sufficiently consistent and
form a sufficiently coherent picture to suggest plausible connections
between ELF EMF exposures and disruption of normal biological processes,
in ways meriting detailed examination of potential implications in human

From studies on humans the committee cited evidence for a link between
EMFs and "neuroendocrine and autonomic responses which, separately or
collectively, may have pathophysiological implications" and
"neurochemical, physiological, behavioural and chronobiological
responses with implications for development of the nervous system."

From laboratory studies the committee noted that EMFs "alter gene
transcriptional processes, the natural defense response of T-lymphocytes
and other cellular processes".... and "affect neuroendocrine and
psychosexual responses".

According to the Committee, problematic sources of ELF EMFs include
local electrical distribution systems as well as high voltage power
transmission systems. Particular appliances, such as electric blankets
and heated water beds also rate highly as problem sources along with
"various occupational environments".

The NCRP committee report stated that the evidence points to human
health hazards in everyday exposures to EMFs, particularly magnetic
fields exceeding 2 mG .

According to the committee:

"..there is an implication that a significant proportion of the world's
population may be subjected to a low level of risk, but a risk factor
with significant societal consequences, by reason of its pervasive
nature and the serious consequences for affected individuals." (2)

Unfortunately due to the financial implications of the NCRP
recommendations the NCRP report was never finalised by successive US
Administrations. Even so, it represents a consensus of an expert
scientific committee that set about devising a practical standard to
provide safety against prolonged, environmental level EMF exposures. -
Something ICNIRP has consistently failed to do.

Message from Don Maisch


1) Lokan K, Radiation Protection in Australia. Vol 9, no4 (1991)

2) NCRP draft report, as reported in Microwave News, July/August 1995.


by John Flemming

Unknown to most of the world, satellites can perform astonishing and
often menacing feats. This should come as no surprise when one reflects
on the massive effort poured into satellite technology since the Soviet
satellite Sputnik, launched in 1957, caused panic in the U.S. A spy
satellite can monitor a person's every movement, even when the "target"
is indoors or deep in the interior of a building or traveling rapidly
down the highway in a car, in any kind of weather (cloudy, rainy,
stormy). There is no place to hide on the face of the earth.

It takes just three satellites to blanket the world with detection
capacity. Besides tracking a person's every action and relaying the data
to a computer screen on earth, amazing powers of satellites include
reading a person's mind, monitoring conversations, manipulating
electronic instruments and physically assaulting someone with a laser
beam. Remote reading of someone's mind through satellite technology is
quite bizarre, yet it is being done; it is a reality at present, not a
chimera from a futuristic dystopia! To those who might disbelieve my
description of satellite surveillance, I'd simply cite a tried-and-true
Roman proverb: Time reveals all things (tempus omnia revelat)...

As extraordinary as clandestine satellite powers are, nevertheless
prosaic satellite technology is much evident in daily life. Satellite
businesses reportedly earned $26 billion in 1998. We can watch
transcontinental television broadcasts "via satellite," make long-
distance phone calls relayed by satellite, be informed of cloud cover
and weather conditions through satellite images shown on television, and
find our geographical bearings with the aid of satellites in the GPS
(Global Positioning System). But behind the facade of useful satellite
technology is a Pandora's box of surreptitious technology. Spy
satellites--as opposed to satellites for broadcasting and exploration of
space--have little or no civilian use--except, perhaps, to subject one's
enemy or favorite malefactor to surveillance. With reference to
detecting things from space, Ford Rowan, author of Techno Spies, wrote
"some U.S. military satellites are equipped with infra-red sensors that
can pick up the heat generated on earth by trucks, airplanes, missiles,
and cars, so that even on cloudy days the sensors can penetrate beneath
the clouds and reproduce the patterns of heat emission on a TV-type
screen. During the Vietnam War sky high infra-red sensors were tested
which detect individual enemy soldiers walking around on the ground."
Using this reference, we can establish 1970 as the approximate date of
the beginning of satellite surveillance--and the end of the possibility
of privacy for several people.

The government agency most heavily involved in satellite surveillance
technology is the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), an arm of
the Pentagon. NASA is concerned with civilian satellites, but there is
no hard and fast line between civilian and military satellites. NASA
launches all satellites, from either Cape Kennedy in Florida or
Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, whether they are military-
operated, CIA-operated, corporate-operated or NASA's own. Blasting
satellites into orbit is a major expense. It is also difficult to make a
quick distinction between government and private satellites; research by
NASA is often applicable to all types of satellites. Neither the ARPA
nor NASA makes satellites; instead, they underwrite the technology while
various corporations produce the hardware.
Corporations involved in the satellite business include Lockheed,
General Dynamics, RCA, General Electric, Westinghouse, Comsat, Boeing,
Hughes Aircraft, Rockwell International, Grumman Corp., CAE Electronics,
Trimble Navigation and TRW.

The World Satellite Directory, 14th edition (1992), lists about a
thousand companies concerned with satellites in one way or another. Many
are merely in the broadcasting business, but there are also product
headings like "remote sensing imagery," which includes Earth Observation
Satellite Co. of Lanham, Maryland, Downl Inc. of Denver, and Spot Image
Corp. of Reston, Virginia. There are five product categories referring
to transponders. Other product categories include earth stations (14
types), "military products and systems," "microwave equipment," "video
processors," "spectrum analyzers." The category "remote sensors" lists
eight companies, including ITM Systems Inc., in Grants Pass, Oregon,
Yool Engineering of Phoenix, and Satellite Technology Management of
Costa Mesa, California. Sixty-five satellite associations are listed
from all around the world, such as Aerospace Industries Association,
American Astronautical Society, Amsat and several others in the U.S.

Spy satellites were already functioning and violating people's right to
privacy when President Reagan proposed his "Strategic Defense
Initiative," or Star Wars, in the early 80s, long after the Cuban
Missile Crisis of 1962 had demonstrated the military usefulness of
satellites. Star Wars was supposed to shield the U.S. from nuclear
missiles, but shooting down missiles with satellite lasers proved
infeasible, and many scientists and politicians criticized the massive
program. Nevertheless, Star Wars gave an enormous boost to surveillance
technology and to what may be called "black bag" technology, such as
mind reading and lasers that can assault someone, even someone indoors.
Aviation Week & Space Technology mentioned in 1984 that "facets of the
project [in the Star Wars program] that are being hurried along include
the awarding of contracts to study...a surveillance satellite network."
It was bound to be abused, yet no group is fighting to cut back or
subject to democratic control this terrifying new technology. As one
diplomat to the U.N. remarked, "`Star Wars' was not a means of creating
heaven on earth, but it could result in hell on earth."

The typical American actually may have little to fear, since the chances
of being subjected to satellite surveillance are rather remote. Why
someone would want to subject someone else to satellite surveillance
might seem unclear at first, but to answer the question you must realize
that only the elite have access to such satellite resources. Only the
rich and powerful could even begin to contemplate putting someone under
satellite surveillance, whereas a middle- or working-class person would
not even know where to begin. Although access to surveillance capability
is thus largely a function of the willfulness of the powerful,
nevertheless we should not conclude that only the powerless are
subjected to it. Perhaps those under satellite surveillance are mainly
the powerless, but wealthy and famous people make more interesting
targets, as it were, so despite their power to resist an outrageous
violation of their privacy, a few of them may be victims of satellite
surveillance. Princess Diana may have been under satellite
reconnaissance. No claim of being subject to satellite surveillance can
be dismissed a priori.

It is difficult to estimate just how many Americans are being watched by
satellites, but if there are 200 working surveillance satellites (a
common number in the literature), and if each satellite can monitor 20
human targets, then as many as 4000 Americans may be under satellite
surveillance. However, the capability of a satellite for multiple-target
monitoring is even harder to estimate than the number of satellites; it
may be connected to the number of transponders on each satellite, the
transponder being a key device for both receiving and transmitting
information. A society in the grips of the National Security State is
necessarily kept in the dark about such things. Obviously, though, if
one satellite can monitor simultaneously 40 or 80 human targets, then
the number of possible victims of satellite surveillance would be
doubled or quadrupled.

A sampling of the literature provides insight into this fiendish
space-age technology. One satellite firm reports that "one of the
original concepts for the Brilliant Eyes surveillance satellite system
involved a long-wavelength infrared detector focal plane that requires
periodic operation near 10 Kelvin." A surveillance satellite exploits
the fact that the human body emits infra-red radiation, or radiant heat;
according to William E. Burrows, author of Deep Black, "the infrared
imagery would pass through the scanner and register on the
[charged-couple device] array to form a moving infrared picture, which
would then be amplified, digitalized, encrypted and transmitted up to
one of the [satellite data system] spacecraft...for downlink [to
earth]." But opinion differs as to whether infrared radiation can be
detected in cloudy conditions.

According to one investigator, there is a way around this potential
obstacle: "Unlike sensors that passively observe visible-light and
infra-red radiation, which are blocked by cloud cover and largely
unavailable at night, radar sensors actively emit microwave pulses that
can penetrate clouds and work at any hour." This same person reported in
1988 that "the practical limit on achievable resolution for a
satellite-based sensor is a matter of some dispute, but is probably
roughly ten to thirty centimeters. After that point, atmospheric
irregularities become a problem." But even at the time she wrote that,
satellite resolution, down to each subpixel, on the contrary, was much
more precise, a matter of millimeters--a fact which is more
comprehensible when we consider the enormous sophistication of
satellites, as reflected in such tools as multi- spectral scanners,
interferometers, visible infrared spin scan radiometers, cryocoolers and
hydride sorption beds. Probably the most sinister aspect of satellite
surveillance, certainly its most stunning, is mind-reading.

As early as 1981, G. Harry Stine (in his book Confrontation in Space),
could write that Computers have "read" human minds by means of
deciphering the outputs of electroencephalographs (EEGs). Early work in
this area was reported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA) in 1978. EEG's are now known to be crude sensors of neural
activity in the human brain, depending as they do upon induced
electrical currents in the skin. Magnetoencephalographs (MEGs) have
since been developed using highly sensitive electromagnetic sensors that
can directly map brain neural activity even through even through the
bones of the skull. The responses of the visual areas of the brain have
now been mapped by Kaufman and others at Vanderbilt University. Work may
already be under way in mapping the neural activity of other portions of
the human brain using the new MEG techniques. It does not require a
great deal of prognostication to forecast that the neural
electromagnetic activity of the human brain will be totally mapped
within a decade or so and that crystalline computers can be programmed
to decipher the electromagnetic neural signals.

In 1992, Newsweek reported that "with powerful new devices that peer
through the skull and see the brain at work, neuroscientists seek the
wellsprings of thoughts and emotions, the genesis of intelligence and
language. They hope, in short, to read your mind." In 1994, a scientist
noted that "current imaging techniques can depict physiological events
in the brain which accompany sensory perception and motor activity, as
well as cognition and speech." In order to give a satellite mind-reading
capability, it only remains to put some type of EEG-like-device on a
satellite and link it with a computer that has a data bank of
brain-mapping research. I believe that surveillance satellites began
reading minds--or rather, began allowing the minds of targets to be
read--sometime in the early 1990s. Some satellites in fact can read a
person's mind from space.

Also part of satellite technology is the notorious, patented
"Neurophone," the ability of which to manipulate behavior defies
description. In Brave New World, Huxley anticipated the Neurophone. In
that novel, people hold onto a metal knob to get "feely effects" in a
simulated orgy where "the facial errogenous zones of the six thousand
spectators in the Alhambra tingled with almost intolerable galvanic
pleasure." Though not yet applied to sex, the Neurophone--or more
precisely, a Neurophone-like-instrument--has been adapted for use by
satellites and can alter behavior in the manner of subliminal audio
"broadcasting," but works on a different principle.

After converting sound into electrical impulses, the Neurophone
transmits radio waves into the skin, where they proceed to the brain,
bypassing the ears and the usual cranial auditory nerve and causing the
brain to recognize a neurological pattern as though it were an audible
communication, though often on a subconscious level. A person stimulated
with this device "hears" by a very different route. The Neurophone can
cause the deaf to "hear" again. Ominously, when its inventor applied for
a second patent on an improved Neurophone, the National Security Agency
tried unsuccessfully to appropriate the device.

A surveillance satellite, in addition, can detect human speech. Burrows
observed that satellites can "even eavesdrop on conversations taking
place deep within the walls of the Kremlin." Walls, ceilings, and floors
are no barrier to the monitoring of conversation from space. Even if you
were in a highrise building with ten stories above you and ten stories
below, a satellite's audio surveillance of your speech would still be
unhampered. Inside or outside, in any weather, anyplace on earth, at any
time of day, a satellite "parked" in space in a geosynchronous orbit
(whereby the satellite, because it moves in tandem with the rotation of
the earth, seems to stand still) can detect the speech of a human
target. Apparently, as with reconnaissance in general, only by taking
cover deep within the bowels of a lead-shielding fortified building
could you escape audio monitoring by a satellite.

There are various other satellite powers, such as manipulating
electronic instruments and appliances like alarms, electronic watches
and clocks, a television, radio, smoke detector and the electrical
system of an automobile. For example, the digital alarm on a watch, tiny
though it is, can be set off by a satellite from hundreds of miles up in
space. And the light bulb of a lamp can be burned out with the burst of
a laser from a satellite. In addition, street lights and porch lights
can be turned on and off at will by someone at the controls of a
satellite, the means being an electromagnetic beam which reverses the
light's polarity. Or a lamp can be made to burn out in a burst of blue
light when the switch is flicked. As with other satellite powers, it
makes no difference if the light is under a roof or a ton of
concrete--it can still be manipulated by a satellite laser. Types of
satellite lasers include the free-electron laser, the x-ray laser, the
neutral-particle-beam laser, the chemical- oxygen-iodine laser and the
mid-infra-red advanced chemical laser.

Along with mind-reading, one of the most bizarre uses of a satellite is
to physically assault someone. An electronic satellite beam--using far
less energy than needed to blast nuclear missiles in flight-- can "slap"
or bludgeon someone on earth. A satellite beam can also be locked onto a
human target, with the victim being unable to evade the menace by
running around or driving around, and can cause harm through application
of pressure on, for example, one's head. How severe a beating can be
administered from space is a matter of conjecture, but if the ability to
actually murder someone this way has not yet been worked out, there can
be no doubt that it will soon become a reality. There is no mention in
satellite literature of a murder having been committed through the
agency of a satellite, but the very possibility should make the world
take note.

There is yet another macabre power possessed by some satellites:
manipulating a person's mind with an audio subliminal "message" (a sound
too low for the ear to consciously detect but which affects the
unconscious). In trying thereby to get a person to do what you want him
to do, it does not matter if the target is asleep or awake. A message
could be used to compel a person to say something you would like him to
say, in a manner so spontaneous that noone would be able to realize the
words were contrived by someone else; there is no limit to the range of
ideas an unsuspecting person can be made to voice. The human target
might be compelled to use an obscenity, or persons around the target
might be compelled to say things that insult the target. A sleeping
person, on the other hand, is more vulnerable and can be made to do
something, rather than merely say something. An action compelled by an
audio subliminal message could be to roll off the bed and fall onto the
floor, or to get up and walk around in a trance. However, the sleeping
person can only be made to engage in such an action for only a minute or
so, it seems, since he usually wakes up by then and the "spell" wears.

It should be noted here that although the "hypnotism" of a psychoanalyst
is bogus, unconscious or subconscious manipulation of behavior is
genuine. But the brevity of a subliminal spell effected by a satellite
might be overcome by more research. "The psychiatric community,"
reported Newsweek in 1994, "generally agrees that subliminal perception
exists; a smaller fringe group believes it can be used to change the
psyche." A Russian doctor, Igor Smirnov, whom the magazine labeled a
"subliminal Dr. Strangelove," is one scientist studying the
possibilities: "Using electroencephalographs, he measures brain waves,
then uses computers to create a map of the subconscious and various
human impulses, such as anger or the sex drive. Then. through taped
subliminal messages, he claims to physically alter that landscape with
the power of suggestion." Combining this research with satellite
technology--which has already been done in part--could give its masters
the possibility for the perfect crime, since satellites operate with
perfect discretion, perfect concealment. All these satellite powers can
be abused with impunity. A satellite makes a "clean getaway," as it
were. Even if a given victim became aware of how a crime was effected,
noone would believe him, and he would be powerless to defend himself or
fight back.

And this indeed is the overriding evil of satellite technology. It is
not just that the technology is unrestrained by public agencies; it is
not just that it is entirely undemocratic. The menace of surveillance
satellites is irresistible; it overwhelms its powerless victims. As
writer Sandra Hochman foresaw near the beginning of the satellite age,
though seriously underestimating the sophistication of the technology
involved: Omniscient and discrete, satellites peer down at us from their
lofty orbit and keep watch every moment of our lives... From more than
five-hundred miles above earth, a satellite can sight a tennis ball,
photograph it, and send back to earth an image as clear as if it had
been taken on the court at ground zero. Satellites photograph and record
many things...and beam this information, this data, back to quiet places
where it is used in ways we don't know. Privacy has died." This terror
is in the here and now.
It is not located in the mind of an eccentric scientist or futurologist.
Satellite surveillance is currently being abused. Thousands of Americans
are under satellite surveillance and have been stripped of their
privacy. And presently they would have little or no recourse in their
struggle against the iniquity, since technology advances well ahead of
social institutions.

The powers of satellites, as here described, especially lend themselves
to harassment of someone. The victim could be a business or political
rival, an ex-spouse, a political dissident, a disliked competitor, or
anyone who for whatever reason provokes hatred or contempt. Once the
target is a "signature," he can almost never escape a satellite's
probing eyes. (As an article in Science explained, "tiny
computers...check the incoming signals with computerized images, or
`signatures,' of what the target should like.") As long as his tormentor
or tormentors--those with the resources to hire a satellite--desire, the
victim will be subject to continuous scrutiny. His movements will be
known, his conversations heard, his thoughts picked clean, and his whole
life subjected to bogus moralizing, should his tormentor diabolically
use the information gained. A sadist could harass his target with sound
bites, or audio messages, directly broadcast into his room; with
physical assault with a laser; with subliminal audio messages that
disturb his sleep or manipulate persons around him into saying something
that emotionally distresses him; with lasers that turn off street lights
as he approaches them; with tampering with lamps so that they burn out
when he hits the switch; and in general with the knowledge gained
acquired through the omniscient eyes and ears of satellites. In short, a
person with access to satellite technology could make his victim's life
a living nightmare, a living hell.

How you could arrange to have someone subjected to satellite
surveillance is secretive; it might even be a conspiracy. However, there
seem to be two basic possibilities: surveillance by a government
satellite or surveillance by a commercial satellite. According to an
article in Time magazine from 1997, "commercial satellites are coming
online that are eagle-eyed enough to spot you-- and maybe a
companion--in a hot tub." The Journal of Defense & Diplomacy stated in
1985 that "the cost of remote sensors is within the reach of [any
country] with an interest, and high-performance remote sensors (or the
sensor products) are readily available. Advances in fourth-generation
(and soon fifth-generation) computer capabilities. especially in terms
of VHSIC (very-high-speed integrated circuits) and parallel processing,
hold the key to rapid exploitation of space-derived data. Wideband,
low-power data relay satellites are, at the same time, providing support
for communication needs and for relay of remote sensor data, thus
providing world-wide sensor coverage." In addition, The New York Times
reported in 1997 that "commercial spy satellites are about to let anyone
with a credit card peer down from the heavens into the compounds of
dictators or the back yards of neighbors with high fences." "To date
[the newspaper further noted] the Commerce Department has issued
licenses to nine American companies, some with foreign partners, for 11
different classes of satellites, which have a range of reconnaissance
powers." But this last article discussed photographic reconnaissance, in
which satellites took pictures of various sites on earth and ejected a
capsule containing film to be recovered and processed, whereas the state
of the art in satellite technology is imaging, detection of targets on
earth in real time. Currently, industry is hard at work miniaturizing
surveillance satellites in order to save money and be in a position to
fill the heavens with more satellites.

Yet no source of information on satellites indicate whether the abuse of
satellite surveillance is mediated by the government or corporations or
both. More telling is the following disclosure by the author of
Satellite Surveillance (1991): "Release of information about spy
satellites would reveal that they have been used against U.S. citizens.
While most of the public supports their use against the enemies of the
U.S., most voters would probably change their attitudes towards
reconnaissance satellites if they knew how extensive the spying has
been. It's better...that this explosive issue never surfaces." Few
people are aware of the destruction of the rights of some Americans
through satellite surveillance, and fewer still have any inclination to
oppose it, but unless we do, 1984 looms ever closer. "With the
development of television and the technical device to receive and
transmit on the same instrument, private life came to an end."


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