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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #80 on: May 20, 2011, 10:20:49 pm »
Placeholder - I never covered this:

related: Occult-Part Two (Seven Degrees of Charlie Manson)  

Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs is a book
written by Hunter S. Thompson, first published in 1966 by Random House

Thompson - Hells Angels Interview
HUNTER S. Thompson introduced Kesey to a group of Hell's Angels in July 1965.

The Hell's Angels were as impressed with Kesey as he was with them, and in August Kesey hosted his first Acid Test with the Angels at his home in La Honda.

Thompson believed it would be a disastrous mix­ the Angels had never taken LSD, but after a night of wild revelry that approached insanity at times, the Hell's Angels rode away peacefully the following morning.

The Merry Pranksters and the Hell's Angels would participate in numerous events together over the next two years. Thompson continued his close association with a group of Angels to gather material for his book, but he parted company suddenly in September 1966 when several members, some of whom he considered friends, turned on him and nearly beat him to death
From Monterey Pop to Altamont.  OPERATION CHAOS: The CIA's War Against the Sixties Counter-Culture
When the Hell’s Angels announced they were going to disrupt the Vietnam protest march in Berkeley, Ken Kesey and Allen Ginsberg invited the leaders down to Kesey’s mountain home and turned them on with LSD and the next day they were as meek as lambs, loved all sentient creatures, and rode in the march on Kesey’s Op-Art truck. That’s the connection.
Long after reading Thompson’s book, we spoke to Ralph “Sonny” Barger, who was the president of the Oakland branch of the Hell’s Angels while Thompson rode with them gathering material for his Sixties era best seller.  When Barger’s autobiography, Hell’s Angel ($14 William Morrow), was published, this columnist had read somewhere that there was still a bone of contention between Thompson and Barger, so we asked about it.  Barger considers Thompson one of America’s greatest living writers, who just happens to owe Barger and his pals a keg or two of beer and the debt is considered “active unpaid.”  (This was approximately 2001 when that interview took place.)
Sonny Barger Interview
By Paul DeRienzo

Ralph "Sonny" Barger is one of he best known players in the drama of the 60s. Whether hanging out with his good friend Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, allegedly holding Rolling Stone Keith Richards at gunpoint during the debacle at Altamont or taking on the anti-Vietnam war movement in Oakland, Barger and the Angels were witnesses to the 60s counterculture. Barger also fought the law, sometimes he lost and sometimes he won, like his victory over the federal government in their famous but failed racketeering prosecution against Barger and the Angels.

BARGER–When I got out of the army in ’56, in the San Francisco area, I lived in Oakland, I had the choice of becoming a beatnik or a motorcycle rider. I fortunately chose motorcycles. Had I become a beatnik, they sort of faded out into the hippies and the hippies sort of faded out, so I probably wouldn’t have been anything. I don’t know, that’s a question there’s no real answer to, you can only surmise.
DeRienzo–You took LSD in your youth, do you still take it?

BARGER –I took a lot of LSD and I wasn’t really young, I was in my 30s. I never really liked pot; I never liked whites, which they took before speed. I never liked speed because the smallest amount of speed in the world would keep me up for three days. But I found LSD, I liked LSD and I took it until I didn’t want it any more. I took cocaine until I woke up doing life in prison.
DeRienzo–Did the Angel’s have anything to do with breaking Timothy Leary from prison?

BARGER –Absolutely not. Timothy Leary’s group did that. I ended up with Timothy Leary in Folsom prison and Timmy thought it was a really big joke till he ended up in Folsom prison.
He knew that he was in the wrong place. He said wait a minute I’ll tell you everything you want to know and he started informing on everyone who helped him break out.

Mao was a Yale Man - A Yali and Skull and Bones,3604,331676,00.html
Still on the road -  14 June 2000

Sonny Barger - He is on a 20-city tour to promote his book and this has brought him to a theatre in Venice, where his host for the night is a local actor, one Dennis Hopper.
Dennis Hopper: "This is one of the greatest honours I've ever been asked to do," says the man whose role in Easy Rider in 1969 defined a different kind of rebellion on wheels. "Sonny Barger is a hero of mine. He is a man who stood for his inner pride." And he bear-hugs the guest of honour.
If it was Altamont that defined the Hell's Angels for many in the world, it was Hunter S Thompson who first documented their lifestyle in detail in his book, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Barger claims that Thompson deliberately provoked a fight at the end of his year on the road with the Angels so that he could claim they had nearly killed him. They fell out after the book's publication in 1967, although Barger tells me he still thinks Thompson is "one of the great writers".

"He's all show and no go," writes Barger in the book. "I ended up not liking him at all, a tall, skinny, typical hillbilly from Kentucky." Thompson, you might think quite nobly, got his beating because he remonstrated with another Hell's Angel, Junkie George, who had slapped his "old lady" and kicked a dog. Thompson told him "only punks slap their old ladies and kick their dogs", which was enough to ensure that he then qualified for a slapping himself.
Drugs were embraced warmly by the Hell's Angels and California's early illegal backroom chemists used members to test their drugs because they always agreed to try anything. Sonny - or Chief, as his men called him - was particularly partial to LSD, which he places on the same pedestal as the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His current model is a Road King 2000, and he has put 11,800 miles on the clock since he bought it in March. His mileage rate is down because of the constraints of the book tour.

Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club will be published by Fourth Estate on August 3, price £14.99.

Just a couple of Clips. The first one is a not too happy Hell’s Angel letting Hunter know he’s not happy. The second is audio footage of Hunter and Allen Ginsberg being harassed by the fuzz.  

JR sent this find my way. It’s a old, rare book and a must have for any HST fan.

1968 Collier’s Encyclopedia Yearbook (covering the year 1967)”. Included among the vast array of articles is “The Hippies” by Hunter S. Thompson. Up until a few months ago, I had never even heard of this, it’s not listed in too many places, a very obscure article by the Doc.

As far as I know this is the only place this story has been published. This is a hard to find book…

Hunter’s article covers 7 pages, with some photos of various freaks & hippies. It’s pretty much straight out journalism, he writes to inform the reader all kinds of aspects of hippies, drugs, habits, prices of pot, perceptions, background, Haight-Ashbury. Hunter covers a little bit about him writing his first book, Hell’s Angels & Ken Kesey. In the “Special articles of the year 1967″ section there is a photo of Hunter, the Hell’s Angels book is listed with a short blurb in “Books of the Year”. All around strong content & an interesting book for hardcore & serious Doc fans”
THE GONZO KING An interview with Hunter S. Thompson by Matt Higgins Tue, Sep 02, 2003 12:00
As someone who’s reputed to have tried every drug out there, is there one that’s your favorite?

I would say that acid is still walking with the King. After all these years, it’s almost always pleasant. I would say acid is my favorite. I don’t do it that often. You might want to be careful with it. But it is the real thing. Now I’m talking LSD-25, not what you might buy on some market today. Real LSD-25 is the king of drugs. I use it. I don’t necessarily recommend it. I don’t recommend anything that I do.

Who Killed Hunter Thompson

Warren Hinckle - Hunter S. Thompson’s name first appears on the Ramparts masthead, November 1967.

But he was a friend of yours during that time period in the late ‘60s at Ramparts?

Oh yeah. I never knew him before. He just walked into the office one night. He walks in my office says, “Yeah, I’m Hunter Thompson.” This is after the Hell’s Angels book, and I’d read it and it was terrific. So anyway, we had a couple of drinks; I know we walked up the street. This is when the Ramparts offices were on Broadway at the very end at the top of the strip. So we went up the street to have dinner and came back.

I had a monkey at the time—named Henry Luce to piss off the guy at Time magazine, which did get him pissed off. (Luce found a reporter and asked him if it was true those people up there have a monkey called by my name? It made me happy.) Anyway, we get back (Hunter had thrown his knapsack on the couch in my office) and I hadn’t locked the [monkey’s] cage or something like that.

The monkey had gotten out and gotten into Hunter’s knapsack. And it had a whole bunch, a lot of bottles of pills in there, and they were all over the floor but they were all empty. The monkey must have gobbled them all, well obviously he did, and he was berserk. He was just running.

It was an old government building where they did scientific research (I’m sure poison gas), and they had these government-type windows on the side, and in the whole center of the space were these partitions, half wood and half glass you can’t see through.

The monkey was running around the top of that thing and it had its leash on—the leash was flying! And it just turned into a completely vicious bastard. It was a sweet monkey before. It was up there for a day or so. No one was going to touch the goddamn thing; it wouldn’t stop running. And Hunter just sat there and said, “Goddamned monkey stole my pills.” It did steal his pills. I said, “f**k you why didn’t you lock your knapsack?”

“Why should I lock my knapsack? You should have security around here.”

“Not from the monkey.”  

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2011, 11:04:24 pm »
o what webs we weave, very interesting

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #82 on: August 17, 2011, 09:40:32 pm »
This a placeholder for Djerassi - "Co-"Creator of "the" Pill :

the SMIP Ranch. SMIP originally stood for “Syntex Made It Possible.”

Carl Djerassi

See: Co-Creator of the Pill Laments Resulting Demographic "Horror Scenario"
May 11, 1992
Carl Djerassi Receives 1992 Priestley Award:
The Early Years
Djerassi is best known to the public for his synthesis and development of the fmt oral contraceptive-commonly known as The Pill. This milestone was reached through his intense interest in steroids.

Born to a Bulgarian father and an Austrian mother in Vienna in 1923, he lived for awhile in Bulgaria after Hitler’s annexation of Austria, attending the American school in Sofia where he learned English.

In 1939, he emigrated to the US with his mother. Both his parents were physicians and Carl initially expected to follow in their footsteps.

In a recent interview in the San Francisco Chronicle, ~ Djerassi, now 68, was labeled a “feminist.” And well he might be.

He now teaches only two courses at Stanford for undergraduates, one of them under two titles-’’Femninist Perspectives on Birth Control” and “Gender-Specific Perspectives on Birth Control.”

The course is offered through the feminist studies program and the human biology program. His wife, Diane Wood Middlebrook, whose biography of the poet Anne Sexton we recently discussed, for five years headed the feminist studies program at Stanford, in addition to serving as professor of English.
“The Pill is a four-letter word,” Djerassi  told the Chronicle. “But it’s both a pejorative word and complimentary. In the beginning an explosion of litigation went on for 10 years while women concerned about side effects demanded, ‘Why do you use us as guinea pigs?’ But then when women saw that it empowered them, it was a quantum jump-from diaphragms and condoms to the Pill-with nothing at all in between.”

The Lederberg Connection

In 1958, Lederberg, now president emeritus of Rockefeller University, became chairman of Stanford University’s genetics department.

That same year, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, along with George W. Beadle and Edward L. Tatum, for his work in genetics. The paths of Djerassi and Lederberg converged in the arena of artificial intelligence, in which Lederberg is still engaged as director of a small research team at Rockefeller. As Djerassi recounts in his autobiography:

“We were well advanced in our mass spectrometry research when, one day in the mid- 1960s, Joshua Lederberg approached me with a proposal for collaboration. His interest in exobiology (evidence for life in outer space) had prompted him to establish an instrumentation facility in the genetics department of Stanford’s school of medicine, in preparation for an eventual unmanned mission to Mars.

Like other investigators in the field, he felt that placing a rugged mass spectrometer with a remote control sampling device on the space vehicle might be the most effective method for screening moleades indicative of organic life, such as amino acids, the building blocks for proteins, and porphyrins, which are substances related to chlorophyll.

Would I join him and Edward Feigenbrmm, a professor in the computer science department and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, in determining whether AI could be used to derive chemical structures from a single mass spectrum sent back from outer space by telemetry?

Over a dozen years, our three research groups collaborated to lay some of the cornerstones for the imposing edifice that computer-aided knowledge engineering now represents in chemistry.

As Lederberg put it in an interview, ‘We are trying to teach a computer how Djerassi thinks about mass spectrometry.’

In 1976, following his second divorce— described as a “watershed event” z  (p. 282>
Djerassi turned from being a serious art collector to being an art patron.

His purchase, in the mid- 1960s, of 1,200 acres of coastal range about a half-hour’s drive from the  Stanford campus made art ideal site for an artist’s colony, with its open hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and its deep redwood canyons.

Djerassi calls the property the SMIP Ranch. SMIP originally stood for “Syntex Made It Possible.”

But, Felix Bloch is credited with giving the acronym another meaning—sic manebimus in pace, thus we’ll remain in peace. The Djerassi Foundation supports the complex of buildings that comprise the artist’s colony. Numerous works by resident artists are located among the redwood forests and on the open hills of SMIP.

Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann, also a poet/chemist, has been in residence three times at the colony, which has housed nearly 600 artists, working in literature, music, and the visual arts, as well as in dance and the performing arts.

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, SMIP Ranch
2325 Bear Gulch Rd.  Woodside, CA  (650) 747-1250

He was interested in mass spectrometry - hmmm:
Computer-assisted elucidation of structures of natural products

more prominent chemist was Carl Djerassi. There are ..... (a) Eight structures
obtained with LSD for an unknown alkaloid
from Alstonia undulata for which only
the presence of .... Sutherland, G. L., Feigenbaum, G. A. and Lederberg, J. ...

December 2, 1968

Mr. Joshua Lederberg
San Francisco Chronicle
5th and Mission
San Francisco, calif.

Dear Mr. Lederberg:
In your article on the LSD and chromosomes issue in the Chronicle of Sunday, December lst, you refer to the study by Cohen, Hirschhorn and Frosch , which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine last year.

This paper has a number of methodological flaws: although the data are presented commendably completely, there are erros of Merence. A re-analysis of the data yields conclusions quite opposite to those of the authors. I quote from the enclosed review of the literature to date, by Dr. Joel Fort and myself (to be published in Psychedilic Review #10)

A group of 22 LSD users is reported to have a mean of 13.2% chromosomal breakage, compared to a mean of 3.8% in a group of 12 non-users. However,
we note that of the 22 'LSD-users' not one had used only LSD;

all except 3 had used amphetamines, most had used heroin and many phenothiazines (tranquillieers used to treat mental illness and to counteract LSD). We also find that the original control group= conta&$s 14 persons, two of them being eliminated from the data because they had viral infections
shortly after the blood sample was taken. These two individuals had a very high rate of chromosomal breakage, and if they are mmm& included in the
calculations, the mean for the control group jumps to 18.4% breakage, which is higher than the 'LSD group'. Cohen et al. also give data on a group
of 6 persons who had used drugs other than LSD (amphetamines, opiates, phenothiazines),The mean breakage rate of this group (not shown by the
authors, bpt readily calculable from their data) was 12.6%. One must conclude that according to their own data, LSD users do not have a higher
rate of chromosomal breaks than anyone who uses common tranquillisers, or stimulants, or who wsms has had viral infections."

... or who uses cyclamate sweeteners, one may perhaps add.

The whole chromosome issue seems to be a beautiful demonstration of the operations of prejudice in science. Nobody
seems to have even bothered to calculate the mfY chro~~osomal effects of caffeine, alcohol, or X-ray emitting TV sets that children sit in fromt of for hours.

I enjoy your column.

Sincerely yours
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
Editor, Psychedelic Review

Ralph Metzner has been exploring altered states of consciousness for over forty years. He earned his B.A. from Oxford University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard in 1962. In 1964 he co-authored The Psychedelic Experience with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert. Dr. Metzner was born and spent his early years in Germany.

He served as the academic dean at the California Institute of Integral Studies from 1979 through 1988. He is now Professor Emeritus

Yes ther same Lederburg!!!!  Here is his Obit:
Posted: February 4, 2008
Joshua Lederberg, Rockefeller University's fifth president, dies at 82

Joshua Lederberg, University Professor and president emeritus of The Rockefeller University, died from pneumonia Saturday, February 2, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. An adviser to nine United States presidential administrations, he was a distinguished molecular geneticist whose achievements helped lay the foundation for the current revolution in molecular biology and biotechnology.

Lederberg was a recipient of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, at the age of 33, for his work on the organization of genetic material in bacteria.

The son of a rabbi, Lederberg was born in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1925, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City at the age of 15. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in 1944 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1947.

He held appointments at the University  of Wisconsin and Stanford University School of Medicine before coming to The Rockefeller University as its fifth president in 1978. During his presidency, the university recruited several world-class faculty, created the University Fellows Program, which brought outstanding young scientists to campus, and constructed a major new research building. On his retirement as president in 1990, he returned to research as University Professor Emeritus, the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Scholar, and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Informatics.

Lederberg was a pioneer in the field of bacterial genetics. While at Yale, he made the seminal discovery that a form of sexual reproduction occurs in bacteria, demonstrating that bacteria possess a genetic mechanism, called recombination, similar to that of higher organisms, including humans. He later showed that bacterial genetic material is exchanged not only by conjugation, when the entire complement of chromosomes is transferred from one bacterial cell to another, but also by transduction, when only fragments are transferred.

More recently, his work addressed how the activation of genes alters their vulnerability to mutagenesis. In addition, he had interests in genetics, chemistry, evolution and the origin of life; the use of computer models for scientific reasoning; and the application of scientific understanding to direction of research, public health and policy.

Lederberg served in the U.S. Navy and worked on many government advisory committees and boards dealing with research on physical and mental health. He played an active role in the Mariner and Viking missions to Mars sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He was a consultant to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the negotiation of the biological weapons disarmament treaty, and he continued to advise on national security problems in a variety of capacities including membership on the U.S. Defense Science Board and the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

In addition to the Nobel Prize, Lederberg was honored with many awards and prizes, including the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was also a member of the boards of several foundations, including the Carnegie Corporation, the Revson Foundation and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and he served as chairman of the scientific advisory board of the Ellison Medical Foundation.

His interest in improving communications among scientists, the general public and government policymakers led Lederberg to write extensively for lay audiences, at one time including a weekly column syndicated for several years by The Washington Post on the social impact of scientific progress.

Lederberg is survived by his wife, Dr. Marguerite S. Lederberg of New York City; his children, Anne Lederberg of New York City and David Kirsch of Chevy Chase, Maryland; and two grandchildren.

Notice he didn't live forever....
EMF Mourns the Loss of Joshua Lederberg

Ellison Scholars have produced exciting new findings and have trained outstanding new investigators dedicated to research on basic mechanisms of biological aging. Dr. Lederberg, more than most of his contemporaries, realized that an understanding of these mechanisms had the potential to lead to rational preventive and therapeutic interventions for a very large number of major diseases of aging.
THE CREATION of The Ellison Medical Foundation grew out of a series of conversations in the early 1990s between two men. One was Lawrence J. Ellison, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Oracle, the giant software corporation specializing in information management. The other was Dr. Joshua Lederberg, the Nobel Prize winning biologist known for his innovative thinking about the intersections of science and society

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Why is Lederberg so important in connection to SRI and Carl Djerassi ?
Well, Lederberg was involved with Bio Warfare and Fort Dietrick/ ( and MK-Ultra?)
Camp Detrick and Joshua Lederberg
Bio Safety Level 4 (BL-4) isolation suite at Camp Detrick
Subject of Biological Warfare is isolated in an enclosed negative-pressure gurney
Gurney ready to be moved through transport-port to isolation suite

Joshua Lederberg studied bacteria and viruses from the viewpoint of transduction. Thus genes that convey virulence could be made more virulent or transferred to bacteria that did not normally act as disease vectors.

A subcommittee of the American Society of Microbiology was established at the beginning of World War II, but extended well beyond World War II. The purpose of this subcommittee was to review issues related to biological warfare. Of course, this is very legitimate. However, perhaps an unstated function was also the examination of research that might pertain to biological warfare: thus, censorship.

The following documents establish connections between Joshua Lederberg and Camp Detrick Biological Warfare research.

Lederberg, Joshua to Wolfe, Hugo C.: June 10, 1949
Regarding the report of the FAS committee on Biological Warfare
The focus of this letter is the use of agricultural pathogens which would not incur retroaction (retaliation or the use of biological weapons that could only be specifically targeted against a particular geographic or climatic area). Insofar as biological warfare might be targeted against humans, Joshua Lederberg states that the possibility of retaliation, as well as subsequent exclusion of military invasion, must be taken into account.

Note that at no point does Joshua Lederberg raise any moral objections; in fact, he suggests that the public should be 'educated' to allay its fears of, and moral objections to, biological warfare.
Genetic effects of LSD- 25 on E. Coli ... 1970
Does LSD cause birth defects?
But little now is heard of the genetic effects of drug use. Is there, and was there ever, any truth to the allegations?
Put your drug-sodden mind at ease, Tonio — the notion that acid causes birth defects was thoroughly discredited years ago. The controversy started in 1967 when New York geneticist Maimon Cohen published a paper claiming he'd found an unusually high number of broken chromosomes in a 57-year-old man who'd been given LSD as part of a hospital therapy. Cohen also found that human cells dosed with LSD in a test tube showed significant chromosome damage. Not long afterward, another study said that street acid users were found to have scrambled genes in alarming numbers. These reports got big play in the media and soon everybody "knew" that if you did acid your children would be born looking like kumquats.

Later research pretty much nixed this screwy idea, but unfortunately good news never gets as much play as bad. Researchers pointed out that all sorts of things, including milk and undistilled water, can cause chromosome damage in a test tube — such experiments just don't prove much. Others noted that Cohen's 57-year-old man had received regular treatments with Librium and Thorazine, which have since been shown to cause chromosome damage.
Dendral System - Stanford -  Lederberg - Djerassi - Feigenbaum - AI to chemical inference

How DENDRAL was conceived and born.
Joshua Lederberg
Rockefeller University
New York, N.Y.

As agreed with your organizers, this will be a somewhat personal history. They have given me permission
to recall how I came to work with Ed Feigenbaum on DENDRAL, an exemplar of expert systems and of
modelling problem-solving behavior. My recollections are based on a modest effort of historiography, but
not a definitive survey of and search for all relevant documents.
As computer science is not my primary profession, my relationship to it has been more episodic; and I can
more readily isolate how I came to take some part in it, at Stanford from 1962 - 1978, mainly in very
close collhboration with Ed Feigenbaum, Bruce Buchanan, and a host of others. My central scientific
commitments have been to molecular genetics, starting when I was a 20-year old medical student in 1945
138). At Columbia and then at Yale, I worked on the genetics of bacteria, a specialty which converged
with the role of DNA as genetic information. My first academic appointment was at the University of
Wisconsin from 1947 - 1958; then I went to Stanford in 1959 to take part in the reconstruction of its
School of Medicine (formerly in San Francisco) at the Palo Alto campus. My role was to found a new
Department of Genetics; I had no plan to 'be working with computers. In fact, I met Ed Feigenbaum in
1963. Then, promptly after he moved from Berkeley to Stanford faculty in early 1965, we initiated the
collaboration that became the DENDRAL project.
We had more and more collaborators, including the explicit involvement of Carl Djerassi and his associates as
founts of authentic chemical expertise
. As our reports began to appear in refereed ch;mistry journals, we
eventually gained some confidence that we were contributing to the scientific domain, as well as to
system- building -- a point about which some of my colleagues had been skeptical.
10. Buchanan, B.G., D.H. Smith, W.C. White, R. Gritter, E.A. Feigenbaum, J. Lederberg and C. Djerassi,
1976. Applications of artificial intelligence for chemical inference. XXII. Automatic rule formation in mass spectrometry by means of the meta-DENDRAL program. J. Am. Chem. SOC. 98:6168-6178.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #83 on: October 17, 2011, 01:01:57 pm »
Previously mentioned Louis Brandeis in connection with Pinchot family and Ram Dass (aka Richard Alpert)

I will expand upon this in this post.... [ Frankists as the original illuminati movement ]  

As a child Mary Pinchot was brought into contact with left-wing intellectuals. People like Mabel Dodge, Crystal Eastman, Max Eastman, Louis Brandeis, Robert La Follette and Harold Ickes were regular visitors at their Grey Towers home in Milford, Pennsylvania.

No direct Frankism connection to Ram Das - but...

Richard Alpert AKA Ram Dass born original last name Alperovitz
Richard Alpert (born April 6, 1931), also known as Baba Ram Dass, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who wrote the 1971 bestseller Remember Be Here Now. He is well known for his personal and professional association with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s. He is also known for his travels to India and his relationship with the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.

Youth and college
Alpert was born to a prominent Jewish family in Newton, Massachusetts. His father, George Alpert, was one of the most influential lawyers in the Boston area and president of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, as well as one of the leading founders of Brandeis University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. ...

Well I have been researching "Frankism" and guess what?

A THUMBNAIL IMAGE of Eva Frank is available of an portrait commissioned by her father in the late 18th Century. Eva Frank was regarded as a very beautiful, intelligent, and charming woman. The official portrait of her is a well guarded relic available only to practicing Frankists.

A priest profiled in Lucifer's Lodge showed his devotion to her when he went back into his burning house to retrieve her portrait.

Supreme Court Justice Lewis Brandeis, a known Frankist, was also a Eva Frank Devotee and kept a framed portrait of her on his very desk.  

[ Think of Madonna and Lady Gaga.... : ]
the religion of “Edom”—Jacob Frank’s own version of Christianity, into which, as he claimed, he had led his followers in anticipation of its imminent collapse. The collapse of Christianity, together with all other religions, was envisaged as an apocalyptic event, which would culminate in the inauguration of the Redemption by the fully revealed “Maiden.” On to this syncretistic notion of the holy messianic “Maiden” Frank grafted the kabbalistic conception of the female emanation of the godhead, the sefira Malkhut (Kingdom), which was traditionally associated with the messianic soul and was envisaged by the kabbalists as rising, at the time of the Redemption, from her lowest position in the hierarchy of the sefirot to its highest and most sublime point.

 Eva was thus conceived as the human incarnation of the kabbalistic sefira Malkhut and the “inner fruit” of the Christian Holy Virgin, which Frank had fused together in the figure of the messianic “Maiden.” According to him, it was precisely the failure to recognize that the Messiah must be a woman that aborted the messianic mission of Shabbetai Zevi, who was not able to discover the “Maiden” within Islam—the religion of his apostasy—since Islam mandated the “covering up” and concealment of all females; it also accounted for the failure of all previous Jewish messianic projects, since within Judaism it was possible only to allude to the “Maiden” in the symbols of the Kabbalah, but not to reveal her to the entire world in her earthly, human incarnation.
Life of the First Jewish u.s. supreme Court Justice  Louis Brandeis: exploring “Privacy issues” and Ancestral  Cultic Connections

Louis Brandeis was a descendant of one of the prominent shabbatean/Frankist  families of Prague. They did not follow Frank’s example of conversion to Islam or  Catholicism, but maintained a Jewish identity, though very detached from Jewish  ritual and practice.

His mother Frederika Dembitz Goldmark brandeis “disdained  formal religious ceremonies and encouraged her children to value ethical teachings  of religion, including Judaism, while eschewing the age-old rituals.” Brandeis grew up in the family environment, where, though born a Jew, he was not raised as a Jew.  In fact, he celebrated Christmas, but not the Jewish holidays; neither did he keep  the kosher laws, or the sabbath. He was very disengaged from Jewish practice.

Brandeis’s maternal uncle, Gottlieb Wehle, wrote an ethical will in which he  exhorts members of his family to “respect their ancestors’ tradition of antinomian disdain for the normative Judaism of traditional rabbis.” This was perhaps a reaction to the family’s waning allegiance to the Frank sect. It was Justice Brandeis’s  relatives, who revealed a copy of a portion of this will to Gershom scholem, who  published it.

In fact, Brandeis manifested a great interest in his mother’s background as evidenced by his insistence that she write down the history of the family,  which she did. Although she never clearly expressed her Frankist background, she  did allude to it. In her letters she gives some insight into why Louis Brandeis was so  divorced from traditional Judaism. The environment as presented in her letters in  which she detailed her family background evinces an anti-traditional atmosphere.  

It harkened back to a time in Prague when it was normative to be Jewish ethnically,  German culturally, and Austrian politically. Yet, the Brandeis family, obviously  influenced by the Frankist sect, had shunned their Jewishness and failed to expose  their son Louis to anything more than the vagaries of Jewish identity.

Brandeis’s mother gave him a copy of a portrait of Eva Frank (who was Jacob  Frank’s daughter and his spiritual successor upon his death), which was handed  down and reserved for those who were privileged descendants of Frankists.

This  generation of Frankists had thrown off and/or forgotten the deviant ways of the  founder; previous generations had actually destroyed the written remnants of their  affiliation with the sect, even going door to door to collect any memoirs or written  traces of the sect, so that they could discard the embarrassing “evidence.”

They  continued, however, to maintain a certain elitist pride about being connected to  the sect’s past. This pride was reflected in Brandeis’s mother’s letters to her son; her  descriptions of the close-knit community bespeak the Frankist sect in clandestine  terms. Hence, we know that Louis Brandeis knew of this “ghost in the closet,” that  would not be wise to profess openly. This may have made him particularly sensitive  about the importance of the right to privacy (which he defined in his co-authored  Right to Privacy article as the right to an “inviolate personality”) and the right to speak one’s conscience.

Louis Brandeis took his second cousin, Alice, as his bride, a practice not uncommon for Jewish people and Frankists during this era. she too was a descendant  of the circle of crypto-Frankist Jews, and was undoubtedly aware of the secret of the family’s past.

It is well settled that people possess learned traits, and in this respect there is  much transfer from parent to child. For example, Holocaust survivors’ children often carry the scars and the effects of growing up in a home dominated by the fallout  of the traumatic impact of the Holocaust on their parents. This may manifest itself  in a variety of ingrained responses that are displayed throughout life; for example,  paranoia, phobias, withdrawal, and many other traits. It is not far-fetched to speculate that Louis brandeis’s personality was partly shaped by the secret in the closet that was possessed, and even repressed, by his parents who came to the U.S. to start  a new life, obviously free of cultic influence.

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
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New! - The Sequoia Seminars History Web page!  - this thread, edited, all on one page!

Going back to the basics:

Henry Burton Sharman ->>  Jesus as teacher Canadian Missionaries to China -->>  James Gareth Endicott -- >>  Zhou Enlai -->> OSS Dixie Mission -->> Japan Unit 731 --->>> BioWarfare Korea --->  Frank Olson BioWarfare and Chemical Warfare -  Fort Dietrick - LSD
H. B. Sharman (Henry Burton, 1865–1953) devoted his life to educating others[1] about the life and teaching of Jesus.
Henry Burton Sharman was born 12 August 1865, in Stratford, Ontario, the eldest of eleven children
Many of his students went on to lead groups in universities and retreat centers. Groups that carried on his seminar method included Pendle Hill, Sequoia Seminars, and the Guild for Psychological Studies [1]. Among his

Canadian students who were influential were the controversial missionaries to China, the Endicotts, James Gareth Endicott[8] and his wife Shirley,[9] and Murial Duckworth, the tireless peace activist.[10]

He was also influential in the life and teaching of his famous Unitarian sister-in-law, Sophia Lyon Fahs.[11] One sociological study of Sharman's influence made much of a split in his students that occurred in the late 1940s and continued after his death, some focusing on transformation of the individual, and others the transformation of society.[12]

In addition to Records of the Life of Jesus, Sharman published
Studies in the Life of Christ (1896);
The Teachings of Jesus about the Future, according to the Synoptic Gospels (1909);
Jesus in the Records (1918); Jesus as Teacher (1935);
Studies in the Records of the Life of Jesus (1938);
Son of Man and Kingdom of God: A Critical Study (1943) and Paul as Experient (1945),
he also supervised the translation of some of his works into Chinese and Japanese.

All are currently out of print, except for Records of the Life of Jesus, which has been reprinted by the Guild for Psychological Studies.

Sharman's original version used the English Revised Version of the gospel text, published in 1881.
In 1991, the Guild for Psychological Studies published a new edition, based on the Revised Standard Version.

Jesus as teacher [microform] ([c1935])


Canadian students who were influential were the controversial missionaries to China, the Endicotts, James Gareth Endicott and his wife Shirley,[9] and Murial Duckworth, the tireless peace activist.[10]

It is very interesting to look at James Gareth Endicott:
James Gareth Endicott

Endicott was born in Szechuan Province, China, the third of five children to a Methodist missionary family and became fluent in Chinese.[1] His family returned to Canada in 1910. His father, James Endicott, was elected the second Moderator of the United Church of Canada from 1926 to 1928.

Endicott enlisted in World War I as a Private.[1] After the war he was educated at the University of Toronto's Victoria College where he was president of the student council and a founder of the university's Student Christian Movement.[1]

Endicott earned a Masters degree and was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Canada. In 1925, Endicott returned to China as a missionary remaining there for most of the following two decades.

Missionary in China
Endicott taught English in China and became professor of English and Ethics at West China Union University. He became social advisor to Chiang Kai-shek and political advisor to his New Life Movement and served as an advisor to US military intelligence from 1944 to 1945 as a liaison between the American military and the Chinese Communist forces fighting against the Japanese in World War II .

Initially a supporter of Chiang Kaishek and his wife, he once compared Chiang to Abraham Lincoln and described Madame Chiang as a combination of Helen of Troy, Florence Nightingale and Joan of Arc.[1] He became disillusioned after seeing Chiang's officers starve their troops and by the Kuomintang's corruption.[1]

Endicott was impressed by the Communists and became friends with Zhou Enlai as the Chinese Civil War resumed, and he became a supporter of the Chinese Communist Party. During the war he provided an underground network where pro-communist forces could meet and exchange ideas . [2]

After the war, he spoke at student demonstrations, urging opposition to the Nationalist government and provoking criticism from the church in Canada. This led to his resignation from the ministry and the mission on May 5, 1946 after the United Church of Canada gave him an ultimatum to either modify his public statements or quit.[1] At Zhou En-lai's urging, he moved to Shanghai to publish the underground anti-Kuomintang Shanghai Newsletter. The newsletter was aimed at westerners in the Kuomintang stronghold as well as at trying to convince western governments that Chiang's regime was corrupt and dictatorial.

Return to Canada

In 1947, he returned to Canada. At a time when western countries were backing Chiang and were optimistic about his government, Endicott advised the Canadian government that the Kuomintang regime's fall was imminent and then went public with his predictions and his denunciation of the Kuomintang as corrupt. His comments were denounced as traitorous by the media and he was labelled the most reviled Canadian of the year for his support of the Chinese Revolution and the Communist Party of China and was criticized by the United Church for his support of the revolution.

He continued his support for the Chinese Communist Party by giving lectures and publishing the Canadian Far Eastern Weekly which had 5,000 subscribers at its peak.

Canadian Peace Congress
In 1949, he founded and became chairman of the Canadian Peace Congress and helped publish its Peace Letter bulletin. He also became a senior figure in the World Peace Council serving as president of the International Institute for Peace from 1957 until 1971.

In 1950, as a Canadian delegate to the World Peace Council in Stockholm, Endicott sat on the committee that drafted the Stockholm Peace Appeal which was the petition that began the international "Ban the Bomb" movement

Korean War
Endicott returned on a visit to China in 1952, during the Korean War and, on his return to Canada, charged the United States with using chemical and biological weapons during the war. His charges led him to be vilified in the Canadian press as "public enemy number one" and he was censured by the United Church for his support of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communists.[1]
The government threatened to charge him with treason and sedition, but did not follow through, while others called for him to lose his passport and mailing privileges.[1][4]

Later work
Endicott was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize in 1952 for his efforts working for "peaceful coexistence between the Christians and the Communists."

He continued his advocacy for the People's Republic of China by publishing the Canadian Far East Newsletter and though he publicly backed the Soviet Union in the initial years of the Sino-Soviet split he was sympathetic to China's arguments and reported them in the newsletter. Endicott was offered the presidency of the World Peace Council in the early 1960s but declined due to his wife's declining health and what he anticipated as a personally untenable position of leading the council during a period of growing tensions between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China and their respective factions on the council.

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Update:  Did the U.S. use Biological Warfare in Korea and how that ties in with the Sequoia Seminars:

Korean War
Endicott returned on a visit to China in 1952, during the Korean War and, on his return to Canada, charged the United States with using chemical and biological weapons during the war. His charges led him to be vilified in the Canadian press as "public enemy number one" and he was censured by the United Church for his support of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communists.[1]

United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets From the Early Cold War and Korea, The
By Stephen Endicott and Edward Hagerman

One of the more sensational events of the early Cold War in Canada was the allegation by the Reverend James G. Endicott that the United States had resorted to germ warfare in pursuing the war in Korea under the banner of the United Nations.

This allegation, made in the early months of 1952, based on Endicott's observations in Northeast China and reports from the Chinese, was quickly dismissed by the Canadian government and efforts were made to discredit Endicott's charges and to undermine his credibility. Resorting to the method, later known as "plausible denial," the Canadian and American governments heaped scorn on the man who was seen as no more than a mouthpiece for the Red China regime.
Endicott, however, never gave up, drawing closer and closer to proving his allegations. Later revelations that the United States had taken over Japanese biological experiments, along with the Japanese scientists who conducted them provided more hard evidence. Only his death in his late nineties prevented Endicott from completing the picture.

The complete (or nearly complete) picture has now been drawn by two scholars from York University, utilizing recently declassified materials from American, Canadian, and British government archives, along with documents from the Chinese Central Archives.

Stephen Endicott (son of the aforementioned Reverend James G.) and Edward Hagerman have done a masterful job in marshalling the evidence and providing the arguments to make the case for the charge that the United States indulged in biological (bacteriological, germ) warfare under the umbrella of the Korean War.

After using atomic weapons in Asia, in hindsight, it seems hardly a deviation for the United States to experiment with biological weapons less than a decade later, and to move on to agent orange, napalm and other devices (including — alleged — biological weapons) in Vietnam in the `60's. In preaching its "higher" standards of behavior to Asians, the West has always been blessed with a shortness of memory.

The United States and Biological Warfare is replete with photos and documents, such that it is difficult not to join with the authors in their summation that the covert planning of the Strategic Air Command for the delivery of bacteriological weapons, along with pressures to widen the Korean War combined with the "circumstantial evidence from the United States, Canada, Australia, Korea, and China," lead "to the conclusion that the United States took the final step and secretly experimented with biological weapons in the Korean War."

Their book is one that deserves wide discussion, not only for what it tells us about how governments deliberately misinform and mislead their citizens, while sacrificing the rights of individuals, but for what it means in the history of Western (American) relations with Eastern Asia.
Dirty little secrets 
Al Jazeera investigates claims that the US used germ warfare during the Korean War.
Diarmuid Jeffreys Last Modified: 04 Apr 2010 11:25 GMT 
North Korea alleges that the US used biological weapons against Korean civilians during the war– dropping "germ" bombs containing insects, shellfish and feathers infected with anthrax, typhoid and bubonic plague on villages across the country.

The US has always vehemently denied these claims, dismissing them as crude and outlandish communist propaganda from a secretive and totalitarian state.

Nevertheless, the accusations have refused to go away. Pyongyang continues to press for an apology for an "outrage" that the US insists never happened

A Twenty Year Mystery

In a specially extended edition, People & Power set out to investigate this extraordinary story.

Our journey began in North Korea where we were given unprecedented access to follow a leading Japanese academic, Professor Mori Masataka, who has been trying to unravel the mystery for the last twenty years.

On this, his fourth visit to the country, Mori's intention was to talk to men who claim to have witnessed, first hand, biological attacks on villages in 1952.

But neither he nor People & Power's location producer, Tim Tate, were under any illusions.

North Korea is one of the world's most secretive states and is usually impenetrable to journalists. Everywhere our cameras went, government officials went too, strictly monitoring where and what we could film.

In a vast museum in the centre of Pyongyang, Mori explored a room given over to what the North Koreans claim is direct evidence of US germ warfare – including specimen jars filled with flies, mosquitoes and fleas all allegedly injected with deadly pathogens.

A smartly uniformed army officer, Captain Ryu Uk Hui, drew his attention to some salvaged bomb casings.

On impact, she said, they were adapted to split open and release the insects to infect the local population. A film-show followed.

The grainy black and white footage, purportedly North Korean news film from 1952, appeared to show masses of insects crawling on the snow covered ground beside the bomb casings.

All this could have been phony, of course, and that is how the US has always responded to such claims, especially to filmed "confessions" from 36 captured US airmen - also screened in Pyongyang's museum - in which they give the North Koreans apparently detailed accounts of their participation in the US "germ" raids.

Accounts that, it must be said, were all retracted on the air crews' return home to the US after the war.
Later, we are driven deep into the North Korean countryside, to a village called Hwanjin, where two elderly farmers are patiently waiting.

It is clear they have been tidied up for the occasion and both wore patriotic badges pinned to their tunics, yet their weathered faces, calloused hands and still grimy fingernails speak of long years spent in the fields.

Although it is impossible to be sure, neither seems to be a Communist Party apparatchik primed for the occasion. And one speaks with convincing passion about the events that took the life of his father and many others, in the days after the insects came.
"It was in March", says Yun Chang Bin. "The flies were big and their colour was brown-ish.

"Not long after that, about April, terrible epidemics like typhoid fever were spread. People in the village developed high temperatures. Loss of appetite and then aches on the arms and legs, there was much pain."

There were some 50 households in the village, he went on, and more than thirty people died.

"My father died. He suffered a high fever, and then he was not able to use the lower half of his body, he wasn't able to eat and was not able to move."

As his fellow farmer nods encouragingly beside him, Yun Chang Bin looks directly at Professor Mori.

"I want you to go and tell the peace-loving people in the world about the atrocity the Americans committed to inflict pain to us, to make us unhappy, to kill all us Korean people, by scattering germ bombs to exterminate us." 
But however convincing he has found these accounts, Mori knows that testimony from North Korean citizens will not be enough to convince a sceptical world that the US used germ warfare in Korea.

"A scientific investigation or medical or biological investigation should be carried out. I think it is definitely necessary that a non-political purely-scientific organisation should be sent to North Korea to investigate", Mori says.

As it happens, within months of the original allegations being made back in the 1950s, North Korea invited an international commission to visit the country.

International commission

Composed of scientists from France, Italy, Sweden, the Soviet Union and Brazil, and led by Joseph Needham, a distinguished - if left-leaning - British embryologist, the commission toured the affected areas, interviewed the sick and the dying and carried out a detailed analysis of their infections.

The resulting 600-page report included results of post-mortem on the victims: these identified bubonic plague, cholera and anthrax.

It concluded that germ warfare had been deployed exactly as the North Koreans claimed. Yet despite its apparent wealth of scientific evidence, it was again dismissed by the US as communist disinformation.

Which is why, if a new international enquiry was ever undertaken, it would have to spread its net far further than North Korea and to the US, in particular, where the truth almost certainly lies, buried deep in the Cold War secrets of a superpower.

 was there that People & Power discovered that during the 1940s and 1950s American scientists at the US Army base in Fort Detrick, Maryland, had developed ways of delivering bomb-loads of insects infected with bubonic plague and other deadly pathogens.

Our investigations also uncovered two remarkable documents in the US National Archives.

Unit 731

They revealed that the US had bought the expertise of Unit 731, a Japanese army biological warfare team, which conducted human experiments in the 1930s and 1940s to perfect the technology of bacteriological warfare: in World War 2, the Japanese military had dropped thousands of "germ bombs" across Northern China, killing millions of civilians.
A third crucial document - marked "Top Secret" - showed that in September 1951, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff issued orders to begin "large scale field tests ... to determine the effectiveness of specific BW [bacteriological warfare] agents under operational conditions."

If these "field tests" were indeed undertaken, then they may have drawn again on the expertise of the Japanese biological warfare team.

In Japan, People & Power found home video footage from one of the former members of that team, shot just before his death, in which he claimed that its leaders had indeed assisted the US in mounting "an attack" in Korea.

But perhaps the most telling evidence came from a former US air force officer who took part in bombing raids over North Korea.

Kenneth Enoch was shot down in January 1952 and held as a POW for 20 months.


While in captivity, he was one of 36 US air force officers who made written and filmed "confessions" that they had taken part in "germ bomb" missions. 

When these POWs were repatriated in 1953, the US department of defence threatened to charge them with treason for co-operating with their captors.

Each then retracted their confessions in front of military cameras: each claimed they had been tortured or indoctrinated by North Korean and Chinese guards.
But when we tracked down and interviewed Enoch, now a sprightly 85 and living in a gated retirement community in Texas, he denied having been ill-treated or indoctrinated – and appeared to make at least a partial admission that the US did use biological weapons in the Korean War. 

"The people who deal in that don't have to go and fight, and that's a pretty sweet deal for them. You know, but they send it with you," he said. Nevertheless, he continued to deny that he personally played any part in biological weapons attacks.

Records of Enoch's bombing missions over North Korea were removed by US air force investigators from the official records in March 1952 – two months after he was captured and one week before he made his confession to "germ warfare". 

People & Power asked both the US state department and the department of defence for an interview about the issue raised in our film.

They turned down the offer and also declined to answer ten specific questions we put to them about North Korea's allegations

At one point, Enoch said his statements had been coerced by the North Koreans

So who is to be believed? Professor Mori Masataka, thinks he knows the answer. "Use of germ weapons in war is in breach of the Geneva Convention. I think that's why the Americans are refusing to admit the allegations. But I have no doubt. I'm absolutely sure that this happened."

The clear implication, of course, is that were North Korea's claims ever to be proved, the US might be open to prosecution for war crimes – which would be awkward, to say the least, at a time when the US is relying on its moral authority to underpin international efforts to combat global terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

Either way, one thing is clear. Until the allegations are laid to rest and the US's innocence or culpability is established beyond doubt - perhaps by an independent enquiry – one of the most enduring Cold War mysteries will continue to haunt Washington's relationship with the world's most secretive state.

This episode of People & Power aired from Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

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Ok - But what does all this have to do with LSD? You ask .... Frank Olson
TV film on death of Frank Olson
German documentary charges US used biological weapons in Korean War
By Peter Schwarz
13 November 2002

The claim by the Bush administration that Baghdad is threatening the world with weapons of mass destruction is the main pretext for its war preparations against Iraq. However, a documentary recently broadcast by the German state television channel, ARD, suggests that the US government is itself hiding biological warfare programs from the rest of the world, and actually employed such weapons in 1952 during the Korean War.

The documentary, entitled Codename Artichoke—the Secret Human Experiments of the CIA, was aired by ARD last August. A book with the same title was published shortly afterwards. The authors of both the film and the book, TV journalists Edmond R. Koch and Michael Wech, focus on the case of biochemist Dr. Frank Olson, who died on November 28, 1953 after a mysterious fall from the 13th floor of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

At the time of his death, Olson had been given the highest clearance for access to classified information. He was one of the leading scientists doing research in the field of biological weapons, and had been working for ten years in the biological warfare facilities at Maryland’s Camp Detrick (today, Fort Detrick) near Washington DC.

He also occupied a leading position in “Operation Artichoke,” a CIA program that coordinated all projects of the Army, Navy and CIA involving psychedelic drugs, fatal poisons and similar substances. Those involved in this project included German doctors who had experimented with human beings in the Nazi concentration camps.

Artichoke involved the use of torture and drugs to interrogate people. The effects of substances such as LSD, heroin and marijuana were studied, using unsuspecting individuals as human guinea pigs. The CIA was eager to identify military uses for substances that altered the psyche. The agency was at that time obsessed with the idea that the Soviets or the Chinese might employ methods of brainwashing to recruit double agents or manipulate the population of entire nations.

Artichoke also included the development of poisons that take effect immediately. These substances were later used in attempts on the lives of a number of foreign leaders, e.g., Abdul Karim Kassem (Iraq), Patrice Lumumba (Congo), and Fidel Castro (Cuba).

Before Frank Olson plunged to his death from a window of the Hotel Pennsylvania in 1953, he exhibited symptoms of behavioural disturbance. Friends, family members and colleagues shown in the film and quoted in the book assume that he had seen things that he felt went too far, and intended to quit his work with the CIA. Prior to his death he had seen a psychiatrist on several occasions, always in the company of a CIA watchdog. He died one day before he was scheduled to be committed to a psychiatric hospital.

Olson’s death was officially described as suicide due to depression. Only in the mid-1970s, when the CIA’s secret activities were scrutinised in the wake of the Watergate scandal, did the government admit to a certain degree of responsibility: Ten days before his death, the CIA had administered LSD to Olson without his knowledge. President Gerald Ford subsequently apologised to the family, and the CIA paid compensation to his widow.

According to the documentary, this was a further cover-up operation. The film presents evidence suggesting that the death of the biochemical expert was not suicide, but murder.

Frank Olson’s son, Eric, is convinced that his father was assassinated. He has been trying for decades to clear up the circumstances of his father’s death, and has gathered numerous pieces of evidence supporting the thesis of murder, which he made available to the authors of Codename Artichoke.

In 1994 Eric Olson had his father’s body exhumed and examined by a renowned forensic scientist, who concluded that in all probability someone had knocked Frank Olson unconscious in the hotel room and thrown him out of the window, in contrast to the official version, which claimed Olson had jumped.

After the report on the post-mortem had been published, the public prosecutor’s office in Manhattan initiated proceedings against an unknown person. However, the prosecutor lost interest as soon as the CIA intervened into the questioning of the main witness, the CIA agent Robert Lashbrook, who had accompanied Olson continuously prior to his death and had been in the hotel room when Olson fell out of the window.

A memorandum dated July 11, 1975 and printed in the book strongly indicates that the CIA has something to hide. Addressed to the White House chief of staff, the memo urgently recommended an official apology by the president so as to forestall any trial or official hearing on the Olson case. Otherwise, the memo said, “it might be necessary to disclose highly classified national security information.” Ten days later President Ford met with the Olson family in the White House.

The addressee and the author of this memo are still active and hold prominent positions in government. The former is Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, who was then White House chief of staff, and the latter is Vice President Dick Cheney, who was then Rumsfeld’s deputy.

The following year, after delays in the payment of the promised compensation to the family, another well-known political figure intervened: then-CIA Director George Bush, who himself went on to become US president and whose son is George W. Bush.

Why the cover-up?

In the mid-1970s, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bush senior collaborated to prevent a thorough investigation into Olson’s death, because they feared that it might “disclose highly classified national security information.” What information?

The authors of the documentary have traced numerous clues, but given the mass of multifaceted evidence presented, it is often difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Olson undoubtedly knew about many things that would have discredited the US administration, and it is entirely plausible that the government sought to silence him.

The authors describe how German physicians who had worked in Nazi concentration camps were rapidly rehabilitated after the war through the US denazification program and put to work on US research projects on biological and chemical warfare. The book also notes that Olson and his colleagues carried out large-scale field experiments with biological weapons. In one case they spread a certain bacillus—which they regarded as harmless—across San Francisco Bay, as a dress rehearsal for a major biological attack on a large city.

Both genuine and alleged enemy agents were subjected to horrifying interrogations, some of which Olson must have witnessed personally, the authors conclude. In some cases these interrogations led to the death of the accused. The most convincing proof of this is a telegram from 1954, in which the CIA director inquires about “bodies available for terminal experiments.”

In addition, thousands of people were used, without their knowledge or consent, for experiments with LSD, mescaline, morphine, seconal, atropine and other drugs. The CIA even ran its own brothels in order to lure its victims. As the inspector general of the US Army later stated in a report to a Senate committee: “In universities, hospitals and research institutions” an “unknown number of chemical tests and experiments ... were carried out with healthy adults, with mentally ill and with prison inmates.”

Most of these activities were exposed in the 1970s, when two commissions appointed by Congress—the Rockefeller and the Church commissions—investigated the secret activities of the CIA. A further investigation was published by John Marks, a former employee of the State Department. After legal proceedings based on the Freedom of Information Act, Marks gained access to several thousand pages of classified CIA material. This material is utilised extensively in the documentary.

In 1969 the US officially cancelled all research programs on biological weapons. Fort Detrick was closed down. Today the site is used by the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), which, according to the official line, strictly limits itself to the analysis of biological weapons for defence purposes. In 1974, the US signed onto the international convention against biological warfare.

Were biological weapons used in Korea?

There must be reasons for the continuing secrecy surrounding Olson’s death that go beyond the facts which surfaced in the 1970s. One possible reason is linked to Korea—and to last year’s anthrax attacks against leading politicians of the Democratic Party and others that cost the lives of five people.

During the Korean War, both Pyongyang and Beijing repeatedly accused the US of employing bacteriological weapons. These accusations were supported by eyewitness reports, photos, laboratory analyses and the remains of biological bombs.

In 1952, two international commissions which examined the war area with Soviet and Chinese help concluded that the US army had indeed used such weapons. This was confirmed in written statements by US pilots who were held prisoner by Korea. Some of them appeared before the international press and repeated their confessions.

The US categorically denied these accusations, describing the evidence presented as forged, characterising the international commissions as instruments of communist propaganda, and claiming that the soldiers’ confessions were the result of “brainwashing.” Allen W. Dulles, the CIA director, even gave a speech devoted to brainwashing, in which he accused North Korea of “having turned around a whole number of our boys.”

When the prisoners of war who had made these confessions returned from Korea in the summer of 1953, they were interrogated by the Artichoke team, which had announced its eagerness to do so weeks in advance. In a memorandum to the top leadership of the CIA, the team said it wanted to use those “who have been exposed to and accepted in varying degrees Communist indoctrination ... as unique research material in the Artichoke work.” Among other things, hypnosis, anaesthetics and LSD were to be used on the former POWs. In this way, Artichoke hoped to gain insight into the enemy’s interrogation methods and to make sure that the returned soldiers did not work for the other side.

Koch and Wech, however, believe that Artichoke’s main concern was the confessions of the Air Force pilots. The authors suspect that they contained at least some true revelations.

The authors ask: “Was their will to be broken with LSD? Were they to be subjected to artificial amnesia to make them forget what they saw and did? Biological warfare? Experiments with anthrax and other deadly epidemics?”

Frank Olson probably witnessed some interrogations of soldiers returning from Korea. This is the conclusion drawn by the authors from a careful reconstruction of his travels. As the leading expert on the release of biological weapons, he must have known about the use of such devices if and when they were actually employed. Was this first-hand knowledge the ultimate reason for his demise? Did the CIA silence him when it became clear he was seeking to distance himself from the agency?

This suspicion is given credence by a reliable witness, Norman Cournoyer. In the early years of Camp Detrick, Cournoyer had worked closely with Frank Olson, and remained his best friend until the end. He knew about Olson’s intention to leave the CIA.

In April 2001, Cournoyer, who had read an article about the case in the New York Times Magazine, contacted Eric Olson and said he would tell him the truth about his father’s death. “Korea is the key,” he is quoted as saying.

The authors continue: “And then Norman Cournoyer confirmed that the American Air Force had indeed tested biological weapons during the Korean War.” Frank Olson had learned about this and began to despair about what he was doing. In conclusion, Cournoyer said: “Was this the reason for the CIA to kill your father? Probably.”

According to Eric Olson, this statement is in line with remarks of his mother, who used to say: “Your father was always worried about Korea.”

According to Koch and Wech, there is a direct connection between the cover-up of the Olson case and the sluggish investigations into the anthrax attacks of October 2001. Last year’s attempts on the lives of two high-ranking representatives of the American state have not been cleared up to this day. Despite the fact that all evidence points to Fort Detrick and one possible perpetrator is known by name, the investigation has plodded along without any suspects being identified by the government.

A serious probe into either Olson’s death or the recent anthrax attacks, the authors believe, could bring to light things that would severely damage the credibility of the United States. They suspect that the anthrax attacker’s knowledge of certain facts makes it impossible for the FBI to lay hands on him.

The authors suggest that this knowledge relates to secret biological warfare programs. They ask, “Is it conceivable that the US army carried out further research on biological weapons in spite of binding international treaties, even after the official termination of offensive projects involving biological weaponry in 1969?” They then charge that there are “very concrete indications that the Pentagon does not give a damn about international agreements on biological warfare.”

They cite several such indications: the production of a genetically improved version of the anthrax bacterium, which was reported by the New York Times on September 11, 2001; the plans by military institutes to develop new microbes that are able to dissolve certain materials; and the consistent refusal of the Bush administration to sign a supplementary protocol to the international convention on biological weapons that would give teams of United Nations experts access to American military laboratories. In the course of the negotiations in Geneva, according to the authors, it became known that Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld wanted at all costs to prevent any such inspections.

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Codename Artichoke—the Secret Human Experiments of the CIA is available in German only from C. Bertelssmann Verlag, Munich.

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #85 on: December 06, 2011, 03:48:34 pm »
Too bad about Steve Jobs - maybe Larry Ellison could have helped?

Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Laureate, President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for The Ellison Medical Foundation,

received the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research.

The award, named in honor of the founder of AFAR, recognizes exceptional contributions to basic or clinical research in the field of aging by a member of the scientific community. Robert D. Terry, University of California, San Diego, was also given this award. The awards were presented in May at the AFAR 25th anniversary dinner, Advancing Great Minds, in celebration of research in the neurosciences. The dinner kicked off the AFAR/New York Academy of Sciences conference, Imaging and the Aging Brain, at which Eric Kandel, Nobel Laureate, University Professor Columbia University, and EMF Scientific Advisory Board member, gave the keynote address, “The Biology of Memory and Age Related Memory Loss.”

(left to right, top - Stephanie James, Joshua Lederberg, Larry Ellison, Richard Sprott, George Martin, Gerald Weissmann, Alan Barbour, Arnold Levine, Cynthia Kenyon;
left to right, bottom - Steven Austad, Ian Lipkin, David Relman, Eric Kandel, Leonard Guarente, Barry Bloom.)

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #86 on: December 13, 2011, 02:59:59 pm »
Michael Savage  - "The Gate Keeper"  

Michael Savage's "Gate House"

Main house
Michael Savage (born Michael Alan Weiner; March 31, 1942)

His first marriage to Carol Ely in 1964 ended in divorce, and he remarried after meeting his current wife Janet in 1967. His first wife says that she became pregnant twice and aborted both pregnancies over Weiner's objections.[1]

During this time Weiner also worked for famous psychedelic drug advocate Timothy Leary as keeper of the stone gatehouse on Leary's Millbrook estate. Leary hired him to the post because Weiner did not use LSD himself

What has Michael Savage ever said about his connections with Timothy Leary?
what else has he said about all his friends in the 60's and before he became a conservative?

Savage worked for famous psychedelic drug advocate Timothy Leary as keeper of the stone gatehouse on Leary's Millbrook estate. Leary hired him to the post because Savage did not use LSD himself.

Strangley - among the cops who came to bust Leary at Millbrook was G. Gordon Liddy

So here you have Michael Savage - G. Gordon Liddy and Tim Leary together before they were "famous".

Leary was supposedly working MKUltra for the CIA.... Later Leary was an FBI Informer to get out of Jail time.

All very interesting....

DANHEIN - former 2,500 acre estate of C.F. Deitrich, the Bavarian style gatehouse is very impressive, unfortunately it is all you can see because it is a private residence. it is located on route 44 and Franklin Avenue, in Millbrook.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

I've been doing research on the web and discovered that "Danhein" castle is probably also known as Millbrook Estate. I am making this assumption because I, too, saw the impressive gatehouse and was told by locals that the property was formerly the Hitchcock family estate and now the Deitrich family home. I also read that the Mellon's had once owned this property but I have not yet found another reference to this fact.

This residence was rented by Timothy Leary in the 60's and has been mentioned in several articles and books by or about Leary. I was so abruptly told by at least two different locals that this property was a "private residence" and I didn't understand their rudeness. They probably want to keep the Leary crowd away.

The correct name is "Daheim", which is from the German "Da Heim" meaning "the home place". In 1889 Charles F. Dieterich ( not "Deitrich") (1836-1927) started buying up small farm holdings adjacent to the village of Millbrook, eventually accumulating over 2000 acres in all. He was the founder of a company which eventually evolved into Union Carbide.
When Charles Dieterich died in 1927, aged 91, the estate passed to his son, Alfred Elliot, then 48. For health reasons Alfred was living in California and eventually sold it after a few years to a local syndicate, "Millbrook Partners". The syndicate sold it in 1935 to the partnership of Walter C. Teagle, chairman of the board of Standard Oil, Gerard Winston, and several other un-named parties. Eventually the estate was purchased by Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock (of the Mellon clan) and ownership eventually was settled on one of her sons, Thomas, who owns it to this day.

Timothy Leary did reside in the main house for many years during the 1960's, having been befriended by the Hitchcock sons while at college. He was a relatively quiet and benign presence in the community until some local political leaders on the make (G. Gordon Liddey of Watergate infamy) began using him for political advantage. Eventually, tiring of the controversy, Mrs. Hitchcock gave him the boot

On several occasions Millbrook was raided by FBI agents. This included one raid led by G. Gordon Liddy.
In 1965 Leary's daughter was arrested carrying marijuana while crossing the Mexican border. Leary took responsibility for his daughter having the drug and he was later convicted of possession under the Marijuana Tax Act and was sentenced to 30 years in jail. In 1969 the Marijuana Tax was declared unconstitutional and Leary's conviction was quashed.

The following year Leary was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Found guilty, he was sentenced to prison. However, with the help of the Weathermen, he escaped from prison. Leary and his wife to move to Algeria where he spent time with Black Panther leader, Eldridge Cleaver. Later the couple went to live in Switzerland.

Richard Nixon described Leary as the "most dangerous man in America" and ordered G. Gordon Liddy to destroy him. In 1974 he was illegally kidnapped by Interpol agents in Kabul and transported to the United States. (At the time Afghanistan had no extradition treaty with the United States.) Leary was eventually released from prison in April, 1976.
In 1957 Liddy joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He remained in the organization until returning to legal work in 1962. Liddy was appointed as Assistant Attorney General, Dutchess County, New York, in 1966. One of his first tasks was to arrange the arrest and prosecution of Timothy Leary.
On 3rd September, 1971, Liddy and E. Howard Hunt supervised the burglary of a psychiatrist who had been treating Ellsberg. The main objective was to discover incriminating or embarrassing information to discredit Ellsberg.
The Man Who Turned on the World     Michael Hollingshead
        5.   The Millbrook Happenings
In the Fall of 1964 I arrived at Millbrook. Leary and Alpert, who had proclaimed themselves the International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF), had had to leave Zihuatanejo, Mexico, where they had set up a training centre for people using LSD. They got back to New York and started looking for an alternative base somewhere in the States.

The solution to their problem came in the form of a sixty-four-room mansion on a 2000-acre walled estate within two hours motoring distance of the city. They had rented the estate from the young millionaire Billy Hitchcock, at a nominal rent more or less—$500 a month.

    The mansion was empty when they and their tiny followship arrived, but it was the ideal place for them to be; it was secluded and spacious and not entirely lacking in antiquated charm. It had been built in the 1890s to the rather bizarre architectural specifications of the German-born gas-lamp magnate, Charles F. Dieterich, who christened his country seat 'Daheim'.
Tim's wedding to 'the beautiful blonde Swedish model' Nena Von Schlebrugge took place six weeks after I had moved into my upstairs room at Millbrook.

It was a radiant morning and we were up early to welcome the guests, most of whom drove up from New York. The marriage service was held in the Episcopal church in the village of Millbrook in the early afternoon and afterwards we returned to the estate where we had arranged a Swedish-style buffet in all the downstairs rooms of Castalia, so guests could wander around the house eating delicacies. I had met most of the guests individually, or in small groups, but this was the first really big gathering of assorted heads.

There were some 150 of us, all high on LSD, or pot, or both. It was a brilliant festive occasion with everyone dressed up so brightly that it was like watching an idyllic pageant from Elizabethan England. Most of the girls had dazzling ornaments over Indian saris. They held flowers and seemed to glitter in an extraordinary delicacy. The men wore robes and brightly coloured costumes—harlequin pants, richly textured jackets, sumptuous shirts. To view them on the lawn from the roof of the bowling alley was to peep into a kaleidoscopic garden party of glorious humanity. Castalia had been transformed into a palace and it embraced this ceremony.

    It was one of those days when everyone was happy and joyous and loving. Felicities filled the air. Charlie Mingus played his bass, Maynard Fergusson cogitated on his trumpet, and other musicians joined in to produce an elegant weaving series of improvisations. Don Snyder took a wonderfully sympathetic series of photographs.

   Before Tim and Nena left for New York to catch the plane to New Delhi for their first visit to India there was a receiving line and we all filed past with our presents. Psychedelic presents of course.

Some gave hashish, some gave bags of excellent grass. Some gave mushrooms. A snuff box of cocaine. A quantity of LSD. The entire range of mind-expanding substances were proffered to the newly-weds, and all the while people were turning on. When Tim and Nena left we carried on with the celebrations into the dawn, and watched the sun edging over the horizon as the earth heaved over and took us into another day.

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William "Billy" Hitchcock was the grandson of William Larimer Hitchcock, founder of Gulf Oil, and a nephew of Pittsburgh financier Andrew Mellon, who served as treasury secretary during Prohibition.
Leary had been busted in December 1965 after he and his daughter were caught transporting three ounces of pot across the Mexican border into Laredo, Texas. Leary was fined $30,000 in addition to receiving a maximum sentence of thirty years. While his lawyers appealed the verdict, Leary returned to Millbrook, but the political harassment continued. Relations between the acid commune and the affluent townsfolk of conservative Dutchess County were always a bit strained, to say the least.

When the town bigwigs heard that some of the local teenagers were hanging around Millbrook, they pressured the sheriff to put an end to the shenanigans of Leary and company. At the time the Dutchess County prosecutor was none other than G. Gordon Liddy, the future Waterbugger whose arsenal of dirty tricks included LSD and other hallucinogens to neutralize political enemies of the Nixon administration.

As far as Liddy was concerned, Leary and his pernicious band of dope fiends epitomized the moral infection that was sweeping the land. He was eager to raid the Millbrook estate, where, as he put it, "the panties were dropping as fast as the acid." He and a team of deputies staked out the mansion for months, waiting for the right moment to make an arrest that would stick. Early one morning in April 1966 they decided to act. Crouched behind the bushes with their binoculars, they noticed some kind of film being shown in the house. Splendid, thought Liddy, jockeying for a peek at what he hoped was a pornographic display, the prospect of exposing a citadel of smut as well as a den of dopers was fine by him. He must have been disappointed to find that the film only showed a waterfall.

The deputies made their entry in classic "no-knock" fashion, kicking in the front door and charging up the main stairwell. They were greeted by Leary bouncing down the stairs in nothing but a shirt. A warrant was read aloud, and Leary was finally persuaded to put on a pair of pants. The search continued for five hours; a small amount of marijuana was found, but no other drugs. Leary accused the police of using Gestapo tactics and violating his constitutional rights. When the Supreme Court ruled that suspects must be informed of their legal rights at the time of arrest, the bust was thrown out of court.

Leary had escaped on a technicality, but Liddy was still hot on the case. Roadblocks were set up around the estate, and anyone who wanted to visit had to submit to a lengthy, humiliating strip search. The state of siege grew more intense, until the commune was forced to disband in the spring of 1967. The golden age of anarchy at Millbrook had come to an end.

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[ Not leary's estate Mellon/Hitchcock ]:

1963: JFK is assassinated. William and Thomas Mellon Hitchcock finance and promote Psychedelianism on their 2,500-acre estate at Millbrook, New York
William and Thomas Mellon Hitchcock, who were twin brothers and bi-products of several generations of venereal congress between members of America's most bloated plutocratic dynasties. The handsome twins had inherited enormous trust funds in their early twenties, purchased the estate in 1963, and then offered the "Big House," a nineteenth-century extravaganza which had been the residence of the original owner, to Tim Leary, Dick Alpert and Ralph Metzner, as a "psychedelic research center."
In the fall of 1963, a lead photo in the New York Times (or was it the Herald Tribune?) with a box story about Tim Leary, Ph.D., Dick Alpert, Ph.D., and Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., moving into the Hitchcock estate in Millbrook showed a corner of the Big House porch. There was a pumpkin in it somewhere, I think. I can't remember who the pictured people were, or even
if the story was before or after Jack Kennedy's assassination, although I vividly remember another newspaper picture from around the same time showing Dick walking in the slush with Tim's daughter, Susan, on a Millbrook sidewalk. Susan is looking up admiringly at her tall and handsome, fascinating friend.
There never was a meeting with Charlie, or any other kind of general landlord/tenant meeting. Except for the documents mentioned in this book, nothing was ever spelled out, much less resolved.

I didn't see Tim again until fall, when Billy and I went to visit him in the hillside house in Berkeley none of us at Millbrook knew he owned until it was all over. He was sprawled out on a wooden deck overlooking the bay, surrounded by "White Panthers" and others of similar persuasion, who were telling stories about blowing up power stations and other acts of wanton destruction, as was then the fashion. The presence of William Mellon Hitchcock, a capitalist if there ever was one, didn't faze these guys a bit.

Were they aware Tim held stock in New England Nuclear, and that they were  suggesting that he destroy his own property? Probably not, but it wasn't impossible some of them owned stock in New England Nuclear themselves, such
were the bizarre mores of Berkeley in 1968.

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More about the Hitchcock/Mellons:

The Mellon family is a wealthy and influential family originally of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, and its vicinity. In addition to Mellon Bank they were principally known for their control over Gulf Oil, Alcoa, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Koppers, as well as their major influence on Westinghouse, H.J. Heinz, Newsweek, U.S. Steel, Credit Suisse First Boston and General Motors.

The family also founded the National Gallery in both art and funds, claims the longest serving U.S. Treasury Secretary, and is a patron to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, and with art the University of Virginia. Carnegie Mellon, and its Mellon College of Science, is named in honor of the family as well as for its founder, Andrew Carnegie, who was a close associate of the Mellons.
The family was founded by Judge Thomas Mellon (1813–1908),[1] a son of Andrew Mellon and Rececca Wauchob who were farmers from Camp Hill Cottage, Lower Castletown, parish of Cappagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The family can be divided into four branches:

 Thomas Mellon (1813–1908), Judge and founder of the Mellon Bank who married Sarah Jane Negley James Ross Mellon, who married Rachel Larimer William Larimer Mellon, Sr. (1868–1949) who married Mary Hill Taylor Rachel Mellon Walton (1899–2006) who married John Walton, Jr.

 Margaret Mellon Hitchcock

 William Larimer Mellon, Jr. (1910–1989), founder of the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
 Matthew T. Mellon II (1964 -) is the Chairman of the Republican Party Finance of New York, and is a Regent Director of Finance for the Republican National Committee. Mr Mellon has founded or participated in multiple start ups such as Jimmy Choo, Harrys of London, Hanley Mellon, Marquis Jets, Arrival Aviation and Challenge Capital Partners. Mr Mellon lives in New York with his wife Nicole Hanley Mellon and their newborn baby son, Force. He also has a daughter, Araminta who he raises jointly with his former wife Tamara Mellon. Karl N. Mellon Christopher Mellon (1958 -)
S. Lucille Mellon (1887–1968), who successively married Sidney J. Holloway, Alexander Grange, and George S. Hasbrouck
Andrew William Mellon (1855–1937), one of the longest serving U.S. Treasury Secretaries in history Ailsa Mellon Bruce (1901–1969) who married David K. E. Bruce
 Paul Mellon (1907–1999) who married Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910-) Timothy Mellon
 Catherine Conover Mellon

Richard Beatty Mellon (1858–1933), American banker, industrialist and philanthropist Richard King Mellon (1899–1970)
 Sarah Mellon (1903–1965) who married Alan Scaife Richard Mellon Scaife (1932- ) chief sponsor of the Heritage Foundation and publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Thomas Alexander Mellon

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Thomas Hitchcock, Jr. (February 11, 1900 – April 19, 1944) was an American polo player who was killed in an air crash during World War II. He was inducted into the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.
Hitchcock attended St. Paul's School where he played football, hockey and was a member of the crew team. After being elected president of the Sixth Form, Hitchcock chose to leave school and join the Lafayette Flying Corps in France during World War I. He was shot down and captured by the Germans but escaped his captors by jumping out of the train. On foot, he hid in the woods during the daytime then walked more than one hundred miles for eight nights to the safety of Switzerland.[1]
After the war, Hitchcock returned to study at Harvard University. Playing polo, he led the U.S. team to victory in the 1921 International Polo Cup. From 1922 to 1940, Hitchcock carried a 10-goal handicap, which is the highest ranking in polo, from the United States of America Polo Association. Playing with notable stars such as Pete Bostwick, Jock Whitney, and Gerald Balding, he led four teams to U.S. National Open Championships in 1923, 1927, 1935 and 1936.
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald loosely modeled two characters in his books on Tommy Hitchcock, Jr.: Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1925) and the Tommy Barban character in Tender Is the Night (1934).
Hitchcock married Margaret Mellon, daughter of William Larimer Mellon, in New York City on 15 December 1928. They had four children: daughters Louise Eustis Hitchcock, Margaret Mellon Hitchcock, and twins Thomas Hitchcock III, and William Mellon Hitchcock.
A friend of fellow polo player, Robert Lehman, in 1937 he become a partner in the Lehman Brothers Wall Street investment firm. [1] Serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Air Force in World War II, Hitchcock was assigned as an assistant air attache to the US Embassy in London, England. In that capacity, he was instrumental in the development of the P-51 Mustang fighter plane, particularly in replacing the original Allison engine with the Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlin. He was killed in a crash while piloting one such aircraft near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England when he was unable to pull out of a dive while doing tests. His death was reported to his family by fellow St. Paul's alum John G. Winant, then serving as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #87 on: July 14, 2012, 06:43:35 pm »
I found this documentary "Magic Trip" very interesting - Documents Kesey's exposure to LSD from Stanford (interesting as to why he was at Stanford ... training for Wrestling at Olympics and some foundation grant...

Where did One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest really come from? ,,, Plus the Bus's time at Milbrook with Tim Leary and Alpert (future Ram Das )... Most interesting was the bit about IT-290 a drug I had never heard of , So where did Kesey find out about it and get it?

About The Film

In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road.” Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen.

With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.
The Ken Kesey Merry Prankster Collection is being preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding from the Film Foundation.
Magic Trip (2011)

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster's fabled road trip across America.

Ken Kesey is credited for coining the phrase "Do your own thing," and in this film, the Pranksters are shown to be 'inventing' the process of tie-dyeing

α-Methyltryptamine (αMT, AMT, Indopan), is a psychedelic, stimulant, and entactogen drug of the tryptamine class.[2][3] It was originally developed as an antidepressant by workers at Upjohn in the 1960s


Synonyms Indopan; IT-290  IT-403, U-14,164E, 3-IT[1]

In the 1990s αMT resurfaced as a drug of recreational use via easy access through the internet, leading to its placement along with 5-MeO-DiPT as schedule I controlled substances in the Controlled Substances Act of the United States on April 4, 2003. αMT is still legal in most of the world.

Dosage and effects
αMT was used as an antidepressant at doses of 5–10 mg. At these levels it improves mood and produces stimulation. With 20–30 mg, euphoria, empathy, and psychedelic effects become apparent and can last as long as 12 hours. 40+ mg is generally considered a strong dose, and may in rare cases or extreme doses last for 24 hours or more. αMT in freebase form can be smoked, and 2–5 mg is typically used

Side effects
αMT can produce side effects including anxiety, restlessness, muscle tension, jaw tightness, pupil dilation, tachycardia, headaches, nausea, and vomiting, among others.[2][10]
] Legality
αMT is a schedule I controlled substance in the United States. It is legal in the United Kingdom, however, and does not fall under the tryptamine clause as its substituent is not on the nitrogen position. See "2001 Misuse of Drugs Act: Schedule 1, Regulation 3"[11] for more information. Similarly, Canada has no mention of this substance in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #88 on: July 14, 2012, 07:34:16 pm »
I wonder how many of these guys are still alive?
What do you under-stand?

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #89 on: November 19, 2012, 08:46:38 pm »
Back to the Rockefeller Eugenic mind Control Connection and the post-war Rat-Line paperclip :

Mom foils Twilight movie massacre plot
Ever notice how all these mass shooter types are always under some kind of psychiatric 'care'?

US Gov't Nazi Psychiatrists 1/2 Jail 9/11 Truth Veterans in Soviet Psych Ward Prisons

Veterans are being targeted in aftermath of Homeland Security smear campaign

The lawyer who helped secure the release of Brendon Raub, a former Marine forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook, told the Alex Jones Show today that there are currently a further 20 cases in his county alone that are similar in nature to Raub's detention.
Ernst Rüdin (April 19, 1874 - October 22, 1952), was a Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist and eugenicist. Rüdin was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is known as one of the fathers[original research?] of racial hygiene.

Rüdin was the director (1917-1945) of the Genealogical-Demographic Department at the German Institute for Psychiatric Research in Munich.[1][2] He directed one of the first eugenics research institutes, the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Genealogy in Munich, Germany.[citation needed] He also headed the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research[citation needed] in Frankfurt and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rassenhygiene [German Society for Racial Hygiene][citation needed]; he was one of the first members of that organization to attempt to educate the public about the "dangers" of hereditary defectives and the value of the Nordic race as "culture creators".[citation needed]
His research was later supported with manpower and financial funding from the German National Socialists. After 1945, Rüdin's connections to the Nazis were a major reason for criticisms of psychiatric genocide in Germany

The 1000 Swiss franc note might not be seen often (it's the equivalent of roughly $900), and the one beneath is no longer in circulation (replaced by a new note in 1998). It gives homage to Auguste Forel (1848-1931), famous Swiss myrmecologist and sexologist. And pioneer of eugenics in Switzerland and Europe. While directing Burghölzli asylum in the 1890's, he favored the sterilization of mentally retarded, disformed or otherwise socially "unadapted".  

Forel's disciple Alfred Ploetz developped eugenics in Germany and coined the term of "racial hygiene". Ernst Rüdin, another Forel's pupil has become a leading Nazi Rassenhygieniker as well.!/2011/09/nuremberg-nuremberg-lamentation-for.html

Professor Eduard Pernkopf (second from right) at a conference at the University of Vienna in 1944

The psychiatrist-geneticist Professor Dr Ernst Rudin (1874–1952), director of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute of Psychiatry of Munich. Rudin was a leader of the Nazi eugenics programme and a principal architect of the programme of enforced sterilisation
Elitist Endeavours for Racist Regulation of World Population - Fraudulent Global Warming Being the Argument
By 1926, Rockefeller had donated some $410,000 — almost $4 million in today's money — to hundreds of German researchers. In May 1926, Rockefeller awarded $250,000 toward creation of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry. Ernst Rüdin, who became director and eventually an architect of Hitler's systematic medical repression, being its leader. Further Rockefeller supported eugenics institutions was the Institute for Brain Research and the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics in Berlin, Chief: Verschuer.
 Rockefeller & Global Mind Control

Excerpts from Steps toward Global Mind Control
Steps toward Global Mind Control under the banner of "Mental Health" and Education

1925. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry in Munick, directed by Dr. Ernst Rudin. Additional funding was provided by the Harrimans, Warburg and the British Crown. It continued to sponsor the Institute and its Nazi leader throughout the devastating holocaust of World Ward II

Which brings us here:

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #90 on: August 11, 2013, 05:09:29 am »
An Interview with Todd Brendan Fahey – “The Acid Messiah: ‘Captain Al’ Hubbard” – #170
August 9, 2013
By Jan Irvin

This episode is an interview with Todd Brendan Fahey, titled “The Acid Messiah: ‘Captain Al’ Hubbard” and is being released on Friday, August 09, 2013. This interview with Todd was recorded on Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013.

In this episode we discuss the “Johnny Appleseed of LSD” and it’s not Timothy Leary. In fact, today we’ll be discussing Captain Trips – Al Hubbard, the man who supplied ALL of North America, including the CIA, FBI, US Army and even Canada, with Sandoz LSD. Every dose of Sandoz LSD-25 that came from the Grateful Dead or Tim Leary, or anyone else, including those involved in MKULTRA, got their LSD from this man. Al Hubbard even personally dosed Aldous Huxley.

Todd Brendan Fahey is a Ph.D. candidate in English at University of Louisiana-Lafayette, holds the Master’s in Professional Writing from University of Southern California, received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and studied in 1985 at The University of London-Union College. He began graduate coursework in The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, before his acceptance into the prestigious Professional Writing Program at USC.

Fahey has served as aide to Central Intelligence Agency agent Theodore L. “Ted” Humes, Division of Slavic Languages, and to the late-Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief Lt. General Daniel O. Graham; to former Arizona Governor Evan Mecham (R-AZ), former Congressman John Conlan (R-AZ) and others.

Todd Brendan Fahey’s bio:

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2014, 01:05:51 pm »
it's been a long time and I thought I had posted about the Largest LSD bust in history somewhere and it's connection to Marin ? (oh I started to on page 2 )

The Clash - Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad

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5 Held After 4-Year Investigation of Huge LSD Network
July 02, 1993|Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — State and federal authorities announced Thursday what they believe is the largest LSD bust in U.S. history--1.5 million doses bought by undercover agents over a four-year period.

The operation culminated with the arrest Tuesday of five suspects accused of trying to distribute the drug to 13 states, including New York and Florida, state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said at a news conference.

Four of the suspects were residents of Bolinas in Marin County and a fifth was from San Francisco, Lungren said.

Four suspects were charged with conspiracy to distribute LSD and possession with the intent to distribute. They face a maximum of life in prison and a $4-million fine. A fifth suspect is being held on state charges and a sixth suspect is at large, Lungren said.

"We didn't get the chemists this time, but we're definitely in the game and we're coming," said federal drug enforcement official Chuck Crane.

A grand jury returned sealed federal indictments against the suspects on June 24 and by Tuesday, authorities had organized the 160 law enforcement officers who conducted the arrests and executed search warrants.

About 500 state, federal and municipal agents participated in the operation since it began, he said.

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Newspaper:  Santa Cruz Sentinel › 1993 › July › 2 July 1993 › Page 6
Clippings on 2 July 1993 › Page 6

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - State and federal authorities announced Wednesday the arrests of five people suspected of running a LSD distribution ring with a potential annual profit of up to $60 million. A sixth suspect remains at large.

It is estimated that 90 percent of the LSD in the United States is manufactured in Northern California.

The arrests more than doubled the previous U.S. record four years ago in Santa Cruz. California Attorney General Dan Lungren said at a news conference that the group, which was based in the Marin County town of Bolinas, produced about 1 million hits of LSD each month with a street price of $2 to $5 a dose. The ring distributed in California and 12 During its four-year investigation, undercover agents purchased 1.5 million doses, much of it at Grateful Dead concerts and in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.

The investigation culminated Tuesday with the arrests of four Bolinas residents: Sage Appel, 50; Marcella Whitefield, 27; George Horvath, 33; and Neal Evan Dry, 38. A grand jury indicted all four late last month. The four are being held at Alameda County Jail. The case may take as long as year to get to trial, Kennedy said.

Another indicted suspect, alleged ringleader Carolyn Holly Fried, also known as Sara Bernhardt, remains at large,
12 January 1995

61. Extradition requests received by Guatemala

The Government of Guatemala has received requests for extradition in
respect of the following persons:


Carolyn Holly Fried (Sarah Bernstein, Sarah Bernhardt or Sarah Matzar), a United States citizen. She is being detained in
the Santa Teresa women’s prison in district 18 of Guatemala City, on charges of drug trafficking. The application for extradition
has been processed. Her extradition is pending. Petitioner, United States of America. She will be handed over to the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs;

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Suspect in LSD Distribution Ring Extradited to S.F.
Stephen Schwartz, Chronicle Staff Writer
Published 4:00 am, Thursday, March 9, 1995

A fugitive wanted for allegedly participating in the largest LSD distribution ring ever broken up in the United States has been extradited to San Francisco from Guatemala to stand trial, authorities said yesterday.

Carolyn Holly Fried, who is also known as Sara Matzar, was being escorted to the city by a U.S. marshal. She is charged with possession and sale of the hallucinogenic drug in 1989 and 1990.

Fried was the only suspect not arrested in the 1993 breakup of the ring, which was based in Bolinas, in western Marin County.


Fried, 38, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has maintained a residence for the past 20 years in Panajachel, a tourist town on the shores of Lake Atitlan, a popular tourist destination 72 miles west of Guatemala City.

A mother of four, she worked as a weaver and exporter of folk textiles. Before leaving Guatemala this week, she declared her innocence, saying she had not left Guatemala in the last seven years.


In the 1993 raid, which concluded a four-year investigation, officers arrested four people and seized 40 grams of pure crystalline LSD -- enough for 400,000 doses of 50 to 100 micrograms -- as well as blotter paper, used as a transmission medium for the chemical.

In addition, 31 handguns and rifles, $39,000 in cash, a half-pound of marijuana and several vehicles were also seized by investigators.

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USA v. Fried, et al
California Northern District Court

MINUTES: Change of plea hearing held before Judge Eugene F. Lynch. Marcella Whitefield and Sage Appel enter guilty plea; Marcella Whitefield (2) count(s) 1, Sage Appel (3) count(s) 1. Sentencing hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on 10/14/94 for Marcella Whitefield and Sage Appel, before Judge Eugene F. Lynch. Trial setting/change of plea hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on 8/22/94 for Neal Evan Dry and George J. Horvath, before Judge Eugene F. Lynch. ( C/R: Diane Skillman) (rl, COURT STAFF) (Entered: 08/02/1994)

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BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA: Drug reform activists are calling for an end to harassment of LSD and psychedelic drugs following the government's announcement of its biggest-ever LSD bust in Bolinas on June 29. Local residents expressed shock at the arrest of Sage Appel, 50, Marcella Whitefield, 27, George Horvath, 33, and Neal Dry, 38. who were well-regarded in the community.

Bolinas, a countercultural enclave on the coast north of San Francisco, has been the object of ongoing DEA harassment and an involuntary training ground for narcotics agents, who ride through the hills in tie-dye shirts on trail bikes looking for marijuana gardens.

The defendants, who are accused of operating a major nationwide LSD distribution network that sold over one million doses of crystal LSD to undercover agents over a period of four years, face a minimum of twelve years to life under current federal sentencing laws.

California Drug Policy Reform Coalition spokesman Dale Gieringer denounced the government's persecution of psychedelic drugs. "Twelve years to life for a consensual, non-violent 'crime' is not acceptable. No one thinks the defendants in question present any threat to the community. Unlike our narcotics agents, they were basically honest, peaceable people, who provided a valued service to their customers. At most they owe some back taxes."

Law enforcement described the Bolinas ring as a major nationwide LSD supplier that distributed over one million doses per month. However, defense attorney Tony Serra, a Bolinas resident who is representing George Horvath, accused the DEA of escalating the size of the ring by demanding ever-increasing amounts of LSD. Government informants dealt with the ring for four years, busting it only when they were afraid it was about to go out of business. Despite this, the government failed to achieve its long-standing goal of catching one of the handful of LSD chemists who are thought to be supplying the U.S. from the Bay Area.

The CDPRC denounced the DEA's "creative conspiracy" against LSD.

"The DEA hates LSD because it epitomizes many of the best characteristics of the alternative drug culture: it is non-addictive, rarely causes crime or violence, and often begets strong spiritual feelings. Moreover, it is distributed by people who have a strong ethical sense that is difficult for narcotics agents to penetrate."

The CDPRC noted that the risk of bad trips, while real, is comparatively low: in San Francisco, where LSD is used by thousands of ravers every weekend, the Haight-Ashbury clinic reports treating less than a dozen LSD cases a year.

The CDPRC is circulating a petition calling for an end to DEA persecution of psychedelics and demanding that psychedelics, as well as cannabis, be made legally available. For copies, contact

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William Pickard's long, strange trip / Suspected LSD trail leads from the Bay Area's psychedelics era to a missile silo in Kansas
Seth Rosenfeld, Chronicle Staff Writer
Published 4:00 am, Sunday, June 10, 2001

2001-06-10 04:00:00 PDT Wamego, Kan. -- - On a cold afternoon last November, federal drug agents staked out a decommissioned nuclear missile silo in the gently rolling fields and watched as a tall, thin San Francisco man in black clothing and long silver hair tried to get in.

Oblivious to the trap, William L. Pickard Jr., a University of California at Los Angeles researcher who studies psychoactive drugs of the future, took several aluminum canisters from a silo shed, put them in his rented Buick and merged into traffic.

Minutes later, red lights and sirens pulsing, Kansas Highway Patrol officers stopped Pickard and a friend following him in a van. Clyde Apperson, a Mountain View business consultant, was arrested. But Pickard bolted from his Buick, which rolled into a ditch as the marathon-running vegetarian vanished into the heartland dusk.

Inside the vehicles, agents found sophisticated laboratory equipment and what they allege is enough raw material to make 16 million doses of LSD. Pickard, they say, was poised to use the missile base, built during the Cold War to defend the American way of life, to make the drug that helped launch the 1960s counterculture and inspired Timothy Leary's exhortations to "turn on, tune in and drop out."

This is the story about the life and times of Pickard, a brilliant chemist who was deputy director of UCLA's Drug Policy Research Program, and how he came to be accused of conspiring to run one of the nation's largest LSD labs.

The tale unfolds amid a budding psychedelic renaissance rooted in the Bay Area. Hallucinogens have turned up at raves where they are used to party, at psychiatrists' offices where they have been part of therapy and at universities where scientists are conducting the first authorized human tests on them in decades.

The case highlights law enforcement suspicions that since the hippie era, Northern California has been a haven for elusive, close-knit groups who supply most of the nation's "acid" in the belief that it fosters enlightenment.

The Chronicle has learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration has investigated whether a surreal assortment of other people played a part in the alleged conspiracy - including women from a San Francisco strip joint, a Harvard psychiatrist, and a Manhattan financier who is a trustee of the American Ballet Theatre.

The DEA also has probed claims that Pickard funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in LSD profits to fund his own position at UCLA and to support ostensibly legitimate drug researchers at Harvard and the Heffter Research Institute, a Santa Fe, N.M., group leading the push for more studies of psychedelics. Heffter's lawyer denied the claim.

Pickard, 55, and Apperson, 46, have denied charges of possessing LSD and conspiracy, and face a June 21 hearing in Topeka.


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New arrest in case of LSD kingpin from Mill Valley

Gary Klien
Posted:   01/08/2008 05:47:38 PM PST

An Icelandic national has been arrested on charges of laundering money for William Leonard Pickard, a former Mill Valley man convicted of running a massive LSD lab inside a Kansas missile silo, authorities said.

Stefan Wathne made an initial court appearance in Newark, N.J., this week on a federal grand jury indictment from San Francisco. Wathne, whose last known residence was Moscow, was arrested in New Delhi on Sept. 24 and remained there while federal authorities arranged for extradition.

Wathne eventually agreed to come to the United States voluntarily to face the indictment, and he appeared in court Monday after landing at Newark International Airport. He is free on $5 million bail pending a hearing Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

Pickard, a Harvard graduate and former drug policy researcher at the University of California, was arrested in 2000 after investigators discovered he was operating a major LSD laboratory inside a decommissioned nuclear weapons silo in Kansas. Also arrested was Clyde Apperson, a computer specialist from Santa Clara County.

Federal investigators seized more than 90 pounds of LSD from the facility, saying the bust was the largest LSD lab seizure in the history of the Drug Enforcement Agency. Authorities said the lab was large enough to produce 16 million doses of the hallucinogenic drug, known formally as lysergic acid diethylamid.

In 2003, after an 11-week jury trial in Kansas, Pickard and Apperson were found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute LSD, officials said. Pickard was sentenced to life in prison and Apperson received a 30-year term.

The indictment against Wathne charges him with conspiring to launder the proceeds from the LSD lab, authorities said. The alleged money laundering occurred between spring 1996 and November 2000.

Authorities did not say when Wathne was indicted or how much money he is suspected of laundering. He could face up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines if convicted.

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William Leonard Pickard (born October 21, 1945), known as '"Leonard"', and by certain aliases: John Connor, William Harlow and James Maxwell is one of two people convicted in the largest lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) manufacturing case in history. In 2000, while moving their LSD laboratory, Pickard and Clyde Apperson were pulled over while driving a Ryder rental truck and a follow car. The laboratory had been at a renovated Atlas-E missile silo near Wamego, Kansas but the two men had never actually produced LSD there. One of the men intricately involved in the case but not charged due to his cooperation, Gordon Todd Skinner, owned the property where the laboratory was located; he approached the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) about working for them. According to court testimony, they would produce a kilogram of LSD approximately every five weeks. The U.S. government contends that following their arrest there was a 90% drop in the availability of LSD worldwide
Leonard Pickard grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, William, practiced civil law. His mother, Lucille, a Columbia University Ph.D., researched fungal diseases at the Centers for Disease Control.

Somewhat of a science prodigy, Pickard spent the summer of 1962 interning at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. In high school, he was an honors student, played basketball and was named "most intellectual." In 1963, at the age of seventeen, he won a Westinghouse Talent Search, one of forty teenagers recognized as the top science students in the United States. Twenty-two scholarship offers rolled in, unsolicited. Pickard chose to attend Princeton. The temptations of Greenwich Village jazz clubs, a brief train ride away, distracted him at school, and after less than a year at Princeton he dropped out.

Supported by his trust fund, Pickard hit the road. As he wandered the country in the mid-1960s, trouble found him everywhere. Eighteen years old and freshly removed from Princeton, Pickard was arrested twice in Alabama in 1964 for forging checks. In January, 1965 he was arrested for stealing a car, "joy riding," as he recalls.

In 1974, Pickard formally returned to school, enrolling at Foothill College, in Los Altos Hills, California, to study biology and chemistry. Public records show he attended San Jose State and Stanford from 1976 through 1978, to study organic chemistry and neurophysiology.

In 1976, San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies arrested Pickard for possessing the hallucinogenic cactus Peyote.

Pickard's neighbors in Redwood City complained about chemical odors wafting from his apartment in 1977. The San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies who knocked on the door on October 10th, 1977, discovered a MDA lab in the basement.

In 1978, while taking chemistry classes at Stanford, he pled nolo contendere to attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, a felony, and served eighteen months of his three-year sentence. In a letter from prison, Pickard gave an elaborate excuse, denying that he had been synthesizing illegal drugs. He says he was busted after he was trying to sell some lab equipment that once belonged to a Brotherhood of Eternal Love chemist, equipment that contained traces of MDA.[4]

In February 1980 not long after his release, police in Gainesville, Georgia, arrested Pickard for making amphetamines. In June 1980, authorities in DeLand, Florida, arrested him for distributing MDA, an MDMA analogue. By 1987, Pickard had turned up at San Francisco State University where he took a course on social drugs taught by legendary drug researcher Alexander Shulgin. Pickard pleaded guilty in December 1987 to providing false identification while trying to obtain a passport.

Pickard studied chemistry at Purdue University under Dr. David Nichols, a biochemist with a DEA Schedule I license to manufacture LSD. While at Purdue, Pickard obtained patents for the manufacture of LSD from three countries: Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany. He had these patents translated. The Czech patent involved the use of ergocristine as the precursor in the manufacturing process.[5][6]

On December 28, 1988, a neighbor reported a strange chemical odor coming from an architectural shop at a Mountain View, California industrial park. Special Agents of the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement or BNE moved in and found William Leonard Pickard inside a laboratory. The laboratory was contained inside a trailer that had been moved into a warehouse. It contained state-of-the-art equipment, including a roto-evaporator, heating mantles and a pill press, an item that DEA restrictions make almost impossible to obtain. On the floor were stacked boxes of blotter paper in a raft of colorful, eye-catching designs: Escher heads, album covers, samurai shields and black-and-white tropical scenes. "It was a huge lab," said Ron Brooks, special agent in charge of the BNE's San Jose office, who was on the scene that day in Mountain View. "He was making Windowpane, Microdot and Blotter. And it was a very diversified operation. Pickard was making not only LSD but synthetic mescaline. It was a beautiful, pure white, needle-like crystal, said Brooks.

Agents found a beguiling note tucked inside a brown vial in the Mountain View trailer, which seemed to be addressed to one of the Pickard's distributors and described the scale of his operation. It said, "As I prepare my third kilogram of LSD I think with amusement of our last conversation three weeks ago, when you called me a liar, and I had to walk you down the hall to get you the very first gram that was supposed to be offered to you preferentially. Since July of 1984, our friend has taken 30 grams in that year, 30 grams in the second year and 75 grams in the last six to eight weeks. The recent change indicates that someone close to you has accessed an existing system as well as its potential problems. I hope you can monitor these proceedings in some way, since you come from the finest psychedelic heritage, prior to being seduced by some sleezy cocaine and qualude nightmare."

A kilogram of pure LSD is enough for 10 million doses at 100 micrograms each. One of the criminalists who donned protective gear to process the trailer crime scene, Lisa Brewer, counted 89,802 tabs LSD and 123,278 LSD microdots, a form of LSD rarely seen since the early 70's. Only Pickard knew how much product had been already mailed to middlemen. "This was the big one," Brewer said of Pickards laboratory. "Nobody sees these."

Not surprisingly, a BNE search for Pickard's accomplices proved fruitless. They followed up leads in Daly City, in San Francisco and in the southern East Bay but never had anything solid. Pickard was very good about covering his tracks, and he and his circle of friends were all the masters of using multiple identities, blind mail drops and phones forwarded to other phones.

In 1989, Pickard pleaded no contest to the manufacture of LSD, possession for sale of LSD and possession for sale of mescaline and was sentenced to eight years in California's Terminal Island Prison. Released early, in November 1992, he went to live at the Zen Center, on Page Street in San Francisco. Pickard lived there for two years as monk.

During his two years on Page Street, he attended University of California at Berkeley to study neurobiology with David Presti, an authority on addiction and the way that drugs affect the brain. From Berkeley, with Presti's backing, found work as a neurobiology research associate at Harvard Medical School's Division on Addictions. Pickard applied to the John F. Kennedy School of Governments' masters program.

Pickard was admitted in September 1994 to a master's degree program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government but in 1996 was accused of cheating on a paper. Pickard hadn't done the work required but asked someone to place his name on the paper, which upset others involved in the project. Harvard reprimanded Pickard for cheating and sent a letter to him telling him he had violated the university's code of ethics. After graduating from Harvard in June 1997, Pickard was hired as an associate in neurobiology, but was trying to do some undercover work and was terminated because he was working outside university policy.[7]

Pickard received his masters in public policy in 1997. In 1999 when a good friend from Harvard, Mark Kleiman, moved to California a short time later to head an influential drug-policy group at UCLA, Pickard followed. Pickards work was not funded by the university though so he took trips to Russia to seek funding. Kleiman was impressed enough with Pickard to name him as his deputy director. Pickard gave Kleiman his word that he wasn't cooking any drugs in the United States. Pickard testified in the past that he has worked as an informant to the DEA in San Francisco. .[5][6]

LSD Manufacturing

From then up until the Wamego, Kansas bust in 2000, the Pickard's laboratory had a number of different locations. Pickard never liked to stay at one location more than two years, so as not to draw attention to himself. In 1996 the lab was located in Aspen, Colorado. From September 1997 to September 1999 the laboratory was located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He liked the Santa Fe location for a number of reasons; his overhead costs were lower and the precursor source was closer. Also he liked the fact there was virtually no humidity, which can affect the production of LSD. All of the laboratories are alleged to have produced a kilogram of LSD approximately every five weeks. Skinner became involved with Pickard and Apperson in February 1998.[2]

His only customer was a man named Alec Reid A.K.A. "Petaluma Al" from Petaluma, California. Pickard would always arrange for the produced LSD to be transported to the Denver, Colorado or Boulder, Colorado area to be mailed or picked up so that Petaluma Al would never know where the laboratory was located. Most of Petaluma Al's customers were overseas customers in Europe, which meant that in addition to millions of dollars in United States currency, Pickard also handled millions in Dutch guilders and Canadian bank notes. He preferred to deal in ƒ1000 notes or Canadian $1000 notes (discontinued since 2000 in Canada) because it meant less bulk cash to have on hand. He required his distributors to convert all lower currencies into $50 or $100 notes at the least so as not to cause problems.[2]

Although Clyde Apperson was convicted of the same charges as Pickard, he did not actually manufacture LSD. He was Pickard's partner and was a skilled chemist, but his role was mainly in the setup and take-down of the laboratory. If he was setting up the lab in a brand new location he was paid $100,000. For take-downs he was paid $50,000. Take-downs were needed sometimes when a landlord wished to come look at the property or other such reasons. Apperson did however manufacture synthetic mescaline, a very uncommon and practically unprofitable drug to produce. When authorities searched his Sunnyvale, California home they found five drums of precursor chemicals needed to manufacture synthetic mescaline


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Blood-covered teens arrested as Mill Valley LSD party ends in violence
 Bay City News Service
Published 5:03 pm, Monday, September 30, 2013

Three teens were arrested and a fourth cited Sunday morning after a wild party in Mill Valley involving LSD ended in a bloody, violent confrontation with sheriff's deputies.

Paramedics were initially called to a home on the 100 block of Reed Boulevard around 7:30 a.m. on a report of a male juvenile having a seizure, according to Lt. Doug Pittman.

The 911 caller reported the boy had taken "acid" during a party at the residence overnight, Pittman said.

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Pickard studied chemistry at Purdue University under Dr. David Nichols, a biochemist with a DEA Schedule I license to manufacture LSD. While at Purdue, Pickard obtained patents for the manufacture of LSD from three countries: Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Germany. He had these patents translated. The Czech patent involved the use of ergocristine as the precursor in the manufacturing process

David Earl Nichols (born December 23, 1944, Covington, Kentucky) is an American pharmacologist and medicinal chemist.[1] Previously the Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology at Purdue University, Nichols has worked in the field of psychoactive drugs since 1969. While still a graduate student, he patented the method that is used to make the optical isomers of hallucinogenic amphetamines. His contributions include the synthesis and reporting of escaline and the coining of the term "entactogen".

He is the founding president of the Heffter Research Institute, named after German chemist and pharmacologist Arthur Heffter, who first discovered that mescaline was the active component in the peyote cactus. In 2004 he was named the Irwin H. Page Lecturer by the International Serotonin Club, and delivered an address in Portugal titled, "35 years studying psychedelics: what a long strange trip it's been." Among pharmacologists, he is considered to be one of the world's top experts on psychedelics. Nichols's other professional activities include teaching medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and teaching medical students at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Nichols is still carrying out legitimate research on the chemistry of psychedelics. He has published approximately 250 scientific reports and book chapters, all describing the relationship between the structure of a molecule and its biological effects (often referred to as a Structure-activity relationship, or SAR). Although his research mostly uses rats, a number of compounds included in Shulgin's PIHKAL were actually first synthesized in Nichols's lab.

His lab also first developed [125I]-(R)-DOI as a radioligand. Nichols is one of the few people who has published legitimate research on the chemistry and pharmacology of LSD in the last 20 years, and first reported that several LSD analogues, including ETH-LAD, PRO-LAD, and AL-LAD, were more potent than LSD itself.

Their human effects are described in TiHKAL. He also improved the synthesis of psilocybin so that it would be accessible for several recent clinical studies.

Other notable research he helped carry out includes extensive studies of the structure-activity relationships and mechanisms of action of MDA and MDMA, during which he helped to discover many novel analogues including such compounds as 5-methyl-MDA, 4-MTA and MDAI. Nichols has said that "he believes gray-market chemists used information from papers he published on 4-methylthioamphetamine (MTA) in the 1990s to synthesize the drug, which they sold in tablets nicknamed "flatliners" as a substitute for MDMA (Ecstasy)."[3]

More recently, Nichols has become one of the world leaders in research on dopamine, and his team has developed several notable dopamine receptor ligands, including the selective D1 full agonist compounds dihydrexidine and dinapsoline which have been researched for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and a number of other subtype-selective dopamine agonists derived from dinoxyline. He co-founded DarPharma, Inc. to commercialize his dopamine compounds; several of his team's compounds are now being studied in clinical trials for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and the cognitive and memory deficits of schizophrenia.

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In This Photo: Frances McDormand

April 21, 2010. General views of the small coastal hippie town of Bolinas, located about 30 miles North of San Francisco. The quaint little town is best known for its huge aggregation of hippies and other social recluses.

Bolinas earned a reputation for being the most secretive place in the United States after years of residents famously tearing down any destination signs to keep out the bad karma that emanates from all other places - leaving the road to Bolinas completely unmarked. In fact, the only place you'll see a Bolinas sign is in the town's museum. Oscar winning actress Frances McDormand and her husband, film director Joel Coen own a home in the area
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
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Oprah Winfrey delivers 2015 "Harry's Last Lecture" at Stanford University
The Foundation for Global Community established the Fund for Exploring What Leads to a Meaningful Life in honor of Harry and Emilia Rathbun and their legacy of helping students experience personal reflection, thoughtful discussion and a deeper exploration of life's purpose

see  The Sequoia Seminars
H. B. Sharman (Henry Burton, 1865–1953) devoted his life to educating others[1] about the life and teaching of Jesus.
Henry Burton Sharman was born 12 August 1865, in Stratford, Ontario, the eldest of eleven children
Many of his students went on to lead groups in universities and retreat centers. Groups that carried on his seminar method included Pendle Hill, Sequoia Seminars, and the Guild for Psychological Studies  [1]. Among his

Canadian students who were influential were the controversial missionaries to China, the Endicotts, James Gareth Endicott[8] and his wife Shirley,[9] and Murial Duckworth, the tireless peace activist.[10]

Jesus as teacher [microform] ([c1935])

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #93 on: September 23, 2015, 09:01:36 pm »
bump for MKUltra ...

It is estimated the Grateful Dead passed out in their concerts 2 million hits of acid for free
Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart are all members/musicians at Bohemian Grove
Grateful Dead Lyricist  Robert Hunter: Subject in the CIA’s MKUltra Program
Friday, September 20, 2013 8:38

In the summer of 1964, novelist Ken Kesey (author of “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”), poet Allen Ginsberg, and Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter; had been subjects of an MK-ULTRA(CIA) test of the effects of LSD, conducted at Stanford University in California.

Shortly thereafter, Kesey launched a year long cross country trip in a day-glow painted school bus filled with friends called the “Merry Pranksters.”

They distributed thousands of doses of LSD along the way, which had been supplied to them by Ronald Stark, a CIA operative. The hallucinogenic drug, LSD (Lysergic acid dithalymide), was first developed in federal government labs, even though its discovery is attributed to Leary and Owsley, who both worked for the government initially.

One of the Grateful Dead songs entitled, “U.S. Blues,” contains the line: “I’m Uncle Sam. That’s who I am. Been hidin’ out in a rock and roll band.” Was Robert Hunter just being facetious when he wrote those lines, or did he know something more?
5/23/2010 04:24 PM 

The project conducted tests on college students at Stanford University. Ken Kesey and Robert Hunter both volunteered to eat LSD and other mind control drugs and report on the effects. Later, Ken started having "ACID TEST" parties where the participants took LSD and danced to the Music of the Grateful Dead. Robert Hunter wrote lyrics for the Dead.

Just co-incidence? or were "the sixties"  a CIA experiment to see what happens?
Yes, it is interesting to note that the Tavistock Institute of Human Relation, as well as, it’s child organization: The Stanford Research Institute, developed The Grateful Dead, among other things.

You can see that Alan Trist, a social engineer for the Tavistock Institute, became the shadow manager of the Dead. His father, Eric Trist, was one of the principle founding members of Tavistock.

It was part of the development of a dynamic psychological warfare model to be used on foreign and domestic populations, modeled, ultimately, on the Lord Gordon Riots in London and the Jacobin Terror of the French Revolution. The purpose was to mobilize mobs in ideological opposition to the state, as a mass destabilization operation.

A large part of the project was MKULTRA. The intention of this project, essentially, was to spread mass schizophrenia. Dr. Humphrey Osmond thought that LSD-25 produced artificial schizophrenia. This project and many others fell under the umbrella of the Congress for Cultural Freedom of the Central Intelligence Agency. It was perhaps the most over funded project that the world had ever seen up to that point.

Other operations included Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. Kesey came out of the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, where he was given LSD-25, under the supervision of Gregory Bateson.

Many young people became "dead heads" after Jerry Garcia's "Grateful Dead". Keith writes:

"An FBI internal memo from 1968 mentions the employment of the Grateful Dead as an avenue 'to channel youth dissent and rebellion into more benign and non-threatening directions.' (They) performed a vital service in distracting many young persons into drugs and mysticism, rather than politics." (p.179)

Keith goes on to document CIA connections to the creation of mind control cults used to create "controlled chaos." These include the Symbionese Liberation Army, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Scientology, the Unification Church, Son of Sam and Heaven's Gate. The John Lennon assassination also ties in. (p.183)

Construction of the new Coast Guard headquarters on the site of the former St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, as seen Jan. 6. The facility is expected to open in 2013. (Colin Kelly / Staff)

phil Lesh / Bob Weir / Marty Balin all Bohemian Grove members ....
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir on chillin’ at the Bohemian Grove

Published on Jan 28, 2015

See my articles on Bohemian Grove:
Bohemian Grove owl: who or what is it? On Moloch and Lilith

So, correction not Bill Donovan (who was also a Bohemian member) but - Bill Quinn .....   and he was the guy that organized the period of transition from Bill Donovan's' OSS to the new Truman's CIA

In a Global and Totalitarian war, Intelligence must be Global and Totalitarian.
-- William Joseph (Wild Bill) Donovan - OSS
Bohemian Grove Secrets and Stories Told by Bob Weir

 Haha, there's plenty of room for confusion I guess; with a "Buffalo Bill" Quinn, and a "Wild Bill" Donovan both of whom were real people who performed extraordinary service in WW2 & beyond; both also in leadership roles in OSS and CIA. Bill Quinn was a Colonel in WW2 & didn't get the "Buffalo Bill" handle until Korea, when his unit was given the radio callsign of "Buffalo". Bob's right, Quinn's stories must have pulled in a big audience; I just wonder what stories Bobby might have had to trade.
Fan starts petition to get the Grateful Dead for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

To celebrate their 50th anniversary together as a band, the Grateful Dead has been playing -- starting with their Fare Thee Well shows and the upcoming Dead & Company Tour with John Mayer.

The NFL is celebrating a 50th anniversary of its own in February with Super Bowl 50. One fan of music and football had the brilliant idea to marry the two anniversaries together
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« Reply #94 on: September 24, 2015, 06:09:54 am »
I have found this thread one of the most interesting and informative to dissect the mind control that backfired and really has been a thorn in their rear end; they still haven't figured out how to remedy it.
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« Reply #96 on: January 11, 2016, 12:11:52 pm »

Enough to give anyone Fear and Loathing:
How decadent author Hunter S. Thompson required a shocking quantity of cocaine, Chivas Regal, Dunhill cigarettes and marijuana before starting to write each day
Thompson's daily routine consisted of marathon sessions of cigarette smoking, Chivas drinking, cocaine snorting and marijuana smoking
The 'outlaw' journalist didn't start writing until midnight and started taking drugs in the mid-afternoon
Miraculously, he didn't die until he took his own life at age 68
By Kiri Blakeley For
Published: 16:10 EST, 9 January 2016  | Updated: 13:02 EST, 10 January 2016

Hunter S. Thompson was portrayed as a gun-loving, drug-inhaling outlaw journalist by Johnny Depp in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' - but nothing compares to the reality of Thompson's daily intake.

Listed in E. Jean Carroll in the first chapter of her 1994 book Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson is the to-do list of cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs that Thompson consumed before gearing himself up to write at midnight, reports The Independent.

Hunter, who committed suicide at age 68, wouldn't awaken until 3pm, and then he would start his day Chivas Regal and a Dunhill cigarette.

From there it would descend into a blur of Chivas, Dunhills, coffee and cocaine.



His ashes were shot out of a cannon that Johnny Depp paid for. Friends including then-Senator John Kerry and actor Jack Nicholson attended the bizarre ceremony.

In January, his son Juan published a memoir about his hard-living dad titled Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson.

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« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2016, 04:41:52 pm »
how did I miss this? Nicole Kidman's Dad ... Mk-Ultra - LSD researcher hmmm
Antony David Kidman AM (10 December 1938 – 12 September 2014) was an Australian psychologist, biochemist and academic. He was the father of actress Nicole Kidman.

Early life and education[edit]

Kidman was born in Randwick and grew up in North Sydney,[1] the oldest of four children to Arthur David Kidman and Margaret Emily Mary Callachor.[2] He was of Scottish descent.[3]

Kidman attended St Aloysius' College and then completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney and a Master of Science at the University of New South Wales.[1] He accepted an American Cancer Society Scholarship and undertook a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.[1]


In the late 1960s, Kidman moved to Washington DC to work at the National Institute of Mental Health at St. Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital. He returned to Australia in the early 1970s to take up a position as a lecturer in biochemistry at Monash University. He moved to the University of Technology Sydney in 1972 and worked there until his death.[1]

In 1977, Kidman established the Foundation for Life Sciences, a non-profit organisation focused on youth mental illness. It was renamed the Antony Kidman Foundation after his death.[4]

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Kidman Connections: The CIA, Secret Societies & Ritual Abuse
By Steve McMurray, Dec. 29, 2015


Antony Kidman and his brother went to St. Aloysius College in Sydney, a Jesuit school. After graduating, Antony’s brother went on to pursue the ‘spiritual’ side of his education and decided to become a Jesuit. While in training to become a member of the secret society, he developed schizophrenia and had to abandon his plans.

Catholicism remained strong in the Kidman family. They attended the Star of The Sea Jesuit Church in North Sydney and Father Paul Coleman was their family priest. This was also the place chosen for the funeral of Antony in 2014, which only came a month after he was formally notified of Fiona Barnett’s allegations. Coleman also officiated the marriage of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in 2006. It is interesting that Nicole maintains her Jesuit links while being connected with The Church of Scientology, a CIA/MKULTRA linked cult.

L. Ron Hubbard founded Scientology, and he had links to the Office of Naval Intelligence, Satanic Rituals, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and mind control research. According to Miles Copeland in ‘The Game Player’, while he was working for the CIA, his colleague, Bob Mandelstam, used Scientology as a front for his covert ‘Occultism in High Places’ scheme. Hubbard had performed the ‘Babalon Working’ ritual with Satanist, Jack Parsons, which aimed to bring about the Anti-Christ.

He also experimented with drugs for the CIA at St. Elizabeth’s, Washington D.C. This location is a common connection between the CIA & Mind Control research – and also for Freemasonry.

The Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Research Project (SRSRP) was based there, and this was partly due to the fact that Dr. Winfred Overholser Sr. who ran the hospital from 1937-1962 was directly involved with the project and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason. He was at the centre of MKULTRA operations and early mind control research there. As the name suggests, the research project was created and administered by the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry which like the above mentioned Spanish Illuminati, has a Gnostic influence.

Albert Pike, the head of the SR between 1859 and 1891, initially promoted the worship of Lucifer within the Scottish Rite.

Dr. Antony Kidman was in the Laboratory of Preclinical Pharmacology, which Dr. Joel Elkes had helped to create. Elkes was an LSD and mind control researcher who attended Scottish Rite sponsored events. The lab at the time of Kidman’s work was run by Dr. Erminio Costa, who made critical discoveries regarding the effect of LSD on the human brain.

Like Elkes, Costa attended the same Scottish Rite sponsored events on Schizophrenia and so did Dr. Benjamin Weiss, Kidman’s trainer at St. Elizabeth’s during the 1969-72 period. Weiss later received hundreds of thousands from the SRSRP for research and even chaired a SRSRP event. Kidman published a research paper regarding a rat experiment with both Costa and Weiss involved. His CIA connections have been detailed in the previous article, Kidman, Trauma Research & His Abuse of Fiona Barnett [

As a connection between The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and The Jesuit Order, Prof. John Robison in his 1797 book ‘Proofs of a Conspiracy’ shows that there is collusion between the two secret societies, who are both working together to complete the goals of Adam Weishaupts’ Illuminati. As a connection between Scientology and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason and former head of the Ordo Templi Orientis, Aleister Crowley, ‘the wickedest man in the world’, heavily influenced Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard.

Nicole Kidman starred in the 1999 Kubrick Film ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, which is a story based on an elite sex-cult that engages in Satanic rituals. The rituals performed in the movie match the descriptions that have been documented by survivors & witnesses.

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« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2016, 04:50:21 pm »
CCN – UnSpun 029 – “Aldous Huxley and Spies in Academic Clothing”

CCN – UnSpun 029 – “Aldous Huxley and Spies in Academic Clothing”

Aired July 05-06, 2016. Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin discuss Aldous Huxley and the Huxley family, and Jan's article Spies in Academic Clothing.

The Article:
Spies in Academic Clothing
The Untold History of MKULTRA and the Counterculture –
And How the Intelligence Community Misleads the 99%

by Jan Irvin
May 13, 2015

also mentioned:
CCN – UnSpun 020 – “MKULTRA Reunion Party (1979)” – with Jan Irvin & Joe Atwill
May 6, 2016
Aired May 03-04, 2016. Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin discuss the 1979 MKULTRA reunion party and the agents in attendance: Myron Stolaroff, Sidney Cohen, Al Hubbard, Timothy Leary, Oscar Janiger, Humphry Osmond, Willis Harmon, Nick Bercel, and others.

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This is a video of a candid meeting at Leary's home with many notable figures of the early days of LSD research. Filmed in the 1970's or early 1980's. The conversation is on LSD.
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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #99 on: May 13, 2017, 03:24:52 pm »
finally a report ...

The man behind the 60s LSD revolution dies aged 75: Son of a Soviet spy made 250m doses of 'Orange Sunshine' after a voice told him 'your job on this planet is to turn on the world'

Nicholas Sand died from a heart attack at his California home on April 24 aged 75
•He was an outlaw chemist who rose to infamy in the 60s creating large batches of his 'Orange Sunshine' brand of LSD
•Sand was responsible for manufacturing more than 250 million doses of acid
•He believed he could make the world peaceful if everyone took psychedelics
•Sand was born in New York but later moved to San Francisco where he ran an LSD lab with his partner in crime Tim Scully
•They were both jailed in 1973 and Sand later went on the run for 20 years

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Published: 00:05 EDT, 13 May 2017  | Updated: 01:44 EDT, 13 May 2017

Nicholas Sand, an outlaw chemist who rose to infamy creating large batches of LSD in the 1960s, has died in California aged 75.

The New York-born son of a Soviet spy is believed to have been responsible for manufacturing more than 250 million doses of pure LSD across the United States during his notorious and lengthy career.

He passed away in his sleep after suffering a heart attack at his home in Lagunitas, California on April 24, according to the New York Times.   

Sand had become a cult figure in the late 1960s with his highly popular signature 'Orange Sunshine' brand of acid.

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  Chemist sought to bring LSD to the mainstream 
  By William Grimes / New York Times News Service   
   Published May 13, 2017 at 12:02AM 
One day in 1964, Nicholas Sand, a Brooklyn, New York-born son of a spy for the Soviet Union, took his first acid trip.

He had been fascinated by psychedelic drugs since reading about them as a student at Brooklyn College and had experimented with mescaline and peyote. At a retreat run by friends in Putnam County, New York, he took his first dose of LSD, legal at the time.

“I was floating in this immense black space,” he recalled in the documentary “The Sunshine Makers,” released in 2015. “I said, ‘What am I doing here?’ And suddenly, a voice came through my body, and it said, ‘Your job on this planet is to make psychedelics and turn on the world.’ ”

After being trained by the lab partner of Owsley Stanley, America’s premier LSD chemist, he set about producing vast quantities of the purest LSD on the market. His most celebrated product, known as Orange Sunshine for the color of the tablets it came in, became a signature drug of the 1960s.

Touted by Timothy Leary as the finest acid available, “the tiny orange pills quickly acquired near-mythic status,” Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain wrote in “Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD” (1992). Distributed by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a drug cult based in Laguna Beach, California, it showed up wherever hippies gathered — at Grateful Dead concerts, in California communes, in Indian ashrams, in the hashish havens of Afghanistan. Sand made sure that Orange Sunshine was available to U.S. soldiers in Vietnam; he hoped to bend their minds in the direction of nonviolence and brotherly love.

The goal was simple. “If we could turn on everyone in the world,” he said, “then maybe we’d have a new world of peace and love.”

It did not work out that way. Orange Sunshine was Sand’s ticket to a life on the run. For years he raced to stay a step ahead of federal agents, and after being convicted on drug and tax-evasion charges, he hid in Canada for two decades under an assumed name. After being arrested and unmasked, he was returned to the United States, where he served six years in prison.

Sand died April 24 at his home in Lagunitas, California. He was 75. The cause was a heart attack.

Sand estimated that he had manufactured about 30 pounds of it over the course of his career, enough for 140 million doses.

“I have a vision,” he wrote in 2001, outlining a future in which police would be replaced by “guides, friends, helpers and lovers” and the human race would ascend to “a new level of consciousness” through psychedelic drugs.

“That is what I have seen in my visions, and that is what I have been working for all of my life,” he added. “That is what I will continue to do until my last breath.”

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for the fyi about why and where is  Lagunitas (Near Bolinas)  :
Jerry, Pigpen & Bobby Play in Their Bare Feet

 Jerry, Pigpen & Bobby play in their bare feet at Camp Lagunitas. From Marin Independent Journal 08/31/1966
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« Reply #100 on: July 01, 2017, 03:53:23 pm »
How LSD Cemented Willie Nelson's Relationship With Pot
Sarah Begley
May 06, 2015

In his new memoir, It's a Long Story: My Life, out this week, he recounts an experiment with LSD in the '70s. "Could I expand my mind?" he asked himself while deciding to take the plunge. "Could I lose my ego?"

He may not have lost his ego, but he did lose his grasp on reality. Nelson accidentally took triple the amount his "hippie friend" recommended just two hours before a concert, and had to perform while tripping.

As I started singing, my voice sounded like it was coming from inside a cave. Didn't sound like my voice at all ... The flickering lights out in the crowd took the form of fiery figures. Was I freaking? Were there demons out there?

Once offstage, he felt even more panicky, but realized he had to relax as much as possible because his trip worsened with anxiety. When it was over, he decided he would never drop acid again.

Experimenting with LSD convinced me that I had already found the high that worked for me. My love affair with pot became a long-term marriage. It was, by far, the smoothest of all my marriages. Pot and I got along beautifully. Pot never brought me down, never busted my balls. Pot got me up and took me where I needed to go. Pot chased my blues away. When it came to calming my energy and exciting my imagination, pot did the trick damn near every time I toked.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Re: The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History
« Reply #101 on: November 20, 2017, 11:23:44 am »
Finally Satan's Apostle is Dead ...

01/01 1967 -CIA Operation Chaos begins
1967 - Owlsey and Scully build Denver LSD Lab
03/21 1967 - Charles Manson released from prison - goes to S.F. - Free Clinic -  Dr. David  Smith (NORML) - Roger Smith - the parole officer of the cultist mass murderer Charles Manson
04/00 1967 - Brian Wilson of Beach Boys begins mental breakdown
05/00 1967 - Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd has mental breakdown
06/18 1967 - Monterey Pop Festival
09/01 1967 - Timothy Leary - "Tune in, Turn On, Drop Out"
Manson Girl’s Acid Trips Detailed
Thursday, February 4th, 1971

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 – A teenage Manson “family” member, who Wednesday told the story of the “miracle-worker” Charles Manson, today told of the acid-dropper Linda Kasabian, the star prosecution witness whose testimony was responsible for the conviction of the hippie leader and three of his girl followers.

The girl is the second Manson disciple to take the stand in Los Angeles Superior Court in the penalty phase of the Tate-LaBianca murder trial in an attempt to save her former leader from death in San Quentin’s gas chamber.

Nineteen-year-old Brenda McCann, whose real name is Nancy Pittman, told a story which was diametrically opposite to the one told by Mrs. Kasabian during her 18 days on the stand. Mrs. Kasabian claimed she did not use drugs while at the Spahn Ranch and did not tell police of the murders because of concern for her child.

Miss McCann claimed that Mrs. Kasabian not only took LSD every day but chased after Charles “Tex” Watson, also charged with the murders, and neglected her daughter, Tanya.

“When Linda first came to the ranch she wanted to hide so we went to live in a cave above the ranch with her baby. She took LSD every day for the week we were there. She didn’t do much else. She’d lie around and look at birds.”

Miss McCann said Mrs. Kasabian brought the LSD with her to the ranch along with $5,000 she had stolen from her husband.

“She was mad at her husband for some reason and she asked if we’d hide her because he would come looking for her. She talked a lot, never about anything that made sense. She just talked insane jabber.”

Miss McCann said the woman brought her baby with her to the ranch but “didn’t want to have anything to do with it.” Miss McCann added that she ended up having to take care of it.

“She left the cave for a couple of days to get baby food and diapers but she didn’t come back. After a couple of days I went down to look for her. She said she’d forgotten.” Mrs. Kasabian spent a lot of time with Watson, the girl testified, and “followed him around everywhere.”

“She was with him all the time. They’d go everywhere together. They were hugging all the time, taking acid trips together and going horseback riding together.”

Manson’s mystical powers — how he breathed life back into a dead bird, talked to animals and read people’s minds — held courtroom spectators spellbound Wednesday as Miss McCann testified.

The girl, a long-haired high school dropout, admitted she has been “living on the corner” in downtown Los Angeles since the trial of Manson and his three girls began. She followed Lynette Fromme to the stand to tell of her love for Manson.

She also told the obviously interested jury of five women and seven men who only last week found the four clan members guilty of seven counts of first degree murder, of the hippie leaders “powers.”

“I never considered Charlie as God,” she said with a smile, “until the police came saying ‘Where’s Jesus Christ, we want to crucify him’.”

She was forcibly taken from the witness stand during her testimony when she refused to confine her answers to the questions.

Although she resumed after a short conference with defense attorneys, she continued to give detailed answers to questions.

Asked about any miracles that Manson may have performed, the girl thought for several minutes then answered:

“I remember once we were in the desert and this bird had died. He picked it up in his hand and breathed on it and the bird just up and flew away.

“And, other animals — coyotes, burros, mountain goats — they’d just come around when Charlie was there. They wouldn’t come if anyone else was around. “He’d find a horse that had a bad sore, and he’d put a lot of attention on it, and the sore would heal up — in a day.”

Whenever Manson would sit down in the desert, she said, all the animals would gather around him…”even snakes.” “One time he reached down and petted a rattlesnake,” she said smiling.

Charlie also read minds, she said.

“Charlie used to walk up to me and start telling me what I was thinking about. He’d read people’s minds. A lot of people feared him because they thought he had strange powers. But his power is love. Little kids believe it … they believe when you wish, concentrate, it comes to you. That’s Charlie’s power.”

The girl, whose father she said, “designs guidance control for missiles in the Pentagon” joined Charlie when she was 16 years old. She said she had been asked to “get out” by her parents. She met Manson on a “dirt road in Topanga Canyon,” listened to his music, talked and “stayed with him forever.”

“He’s the only man I’ve ever met who loved. My father taught me it was wrong to love and made me hide my body. Charlie was the one who taught me that love was beautiful.

Manson’s belief that a revolution was coming, she admitted, was talked about at the Ranch.

“We talked about the revolution that was coming. He said the black people and the brown people had been oppressed for so long that they were going to rise to the top and anybody who doesn’t get on his knees to these people is going to die.”


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Obama's doing what Charlie never could (start a race war)

Charles Manson Breaks Silence: Discussse Obama, Global Warming, and Himself
Bosnian community holds vigil for man killed in hammer attack
Posted 9:42 pm, December 1, 2014, by Angie Mock, Updated at 07:32pm, December 1, 2014   

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A tight knit immigrant community is saddened and outraged after a man is murdered in the street in an early Sunday morning assault.

Tonight four teens are suspected in the hammer attack, but only three are in custody.

One of the suspects, 17-year-old Robert Mitchell has been charged as an adult with first degree murder.

Many Bosnian immigrants gathered today to march earlier Monday evening not knowing that 3 suspects had been arrested. Many of the people gathered at the march were sad and angry; some even calling it hate crime.
Bosnian Man Killed After St. Louis Hammer Attack
Published on Dec 1, 2014

St. Louis police say they have arrested two juveniles and are seeking two other suspects after a Bosnian man was beaten to death with hammers. (Dec. 1)
Fatal hammer attack on Bosnian immigrant not racially motivated, St. Louis police say
UPDATED at 4:25 p.m. Monday with charges and to correct marital status of Zemir Begic.

ST. LOUIS • A 17-year-old St. Louis (black) man has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the bludgeoning death of a Bosnian immigrant....
Black Teens In St. Louis Murder Unarmed Bosnian Man In Brutal Hammer Attack

by Debra Heine  30 Nov

A 32 year-old unarmed Bosnian man was beaten to death with hammers by at least three black teenagers in South St. Louis early Sunday morning. Two teens, 15 and 16, were arrested

The victim was identified as Zemir Begic, 32, of the 4200 block of Miami Street. He had injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He was taken to St. Louis University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Begic was in his vehicle in the 4200 block of Itaska about 1:15 a.m. when several juveniles approached on foot and began damaging it. Begic got out and the juveniles began yelling at him and striking him with hammers. Two male juveniles, 16 and 15, were taken into custody.

Police are still searching for a 16-year-old black male and a 15-year-old Hispanic.
EXCLUSIVE: How Roman Polanski forced wife Sharon Tate to have threesomes and make home sex videos for his friends but refused to sleep with her once she got pregnant and wanted her to get an abortion

    Sharon Tate was a flower child caught up in Roman Polanski's world of decadence and drugs
    An Army brat, she confided to Polanski that she was date-raped at 17 by a soldier in Italy, a new book about the actress reveals
    '[Polanski] told her how to dress; he told her what make-up he liked, what he didn't like,' reveals Tate's friend
    He was even pointedly cruel to her in front of others at times, calling her 'a dumb hag'
    Sharon got caught up in Polanski's sexual decadence and drug taking
    When Tate refused an abortion, Polanksi went back to London and had an affair with Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas
    The author suspects that Charles Manson was paid $25,000 by a British satanic cult to target Tate

By Caroline Howe For

Published: 12:06 EST, 5 January 2016 | Updated: 13:45 EST, 5 January 2016

She hooked up with actor Steve McQueen, became engaged to Jay Sebring, a kinky, dungeon-loving hairdresser to the stars, and then began her last love affair with uber-dominant director Roman Polanski.


Polanski filmed orgies at their house and showed the videos at parties, later reported to be sadomasochistic porno movies with many recognizable Hollywood faces.

He trolled Sunset Boulevard and its clubs for girls he brought home for threesomes.


Sharon's first big film role came in 1965 in Eye of the Devil, a movie about human sacrifice. She got the role after Kim Novak fell from a horse and the film had to be reshot without Novak.

Filmed in London, English magician Alex Saunders, known as 'King of the Witches', was hired as technical adviser.


The author learned new details after working with LA private investigator Larry Larsen, a former LA County deputy who assisted the investigation into the death of Robert F. Kennedy.

Larsen had been informed through associates that the English satanic group had recruited Charles Manson to murder Tate because of information she had learned about RFK's assassination.

The contention is that members of the English cult had invited Sirhan Sirhan to LA parties and one such party took place at Sharon Tate's residence, where sexual and ritualistic rites occurred – along with heavy drug use.

According to an Immigration and Naturalization Service report, the English Satanist group had commissioned Manson to kill Sharon because of 'something that she unfortunately overheard that she was not supposed to overhear either in regards to Sirhan Sirhan or about Sirhan Sirhan'.

Whether or not Sharon knew something about the Robert Kennedy assassination remains unanswered.

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I remember back in the day there was a big deal about whether these guys (Lindsay) would be drafted into Vietnam....
“Mad Men”: An Obsessive’s Guide to Cultural References (Season 6, Ep. 11)

Mark Lindsay

When Sally and her friend Julia run into Mitchell, the draft-dodging son of Sylvia and Arnold Rosen, Julia mentions that Mitchell looks like Mark Lindsay. An obscure reference, to be sure. Lindsay was the frontman for Paul Revere & The Raiders, best known for “Kicks,” originally written by Brill Building songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil for The Animals, before they turned it down. The song went to number four on the charts, but the group became really famous, especially with a younger audience, as regular performers on Dick Clark’s “Where the Action Is,” an afternoon show created for the teen market.

But this is where things get really interesting. You know all those theories about Megan being a stand-in for Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson family? Well, as first discovered by Gothamist, Lindsay once lived with producer Terry Melcher in the house that Sharon Tate was murdered in. Coincidence?

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Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of "Paul Revere & The Raiders" Talks About Terry Melcher, Cielo and Manson

Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher at Cielo Drive

By Nancy Adamson

 Lindsay recently gave an exclusive interview to the Reporter-Telegram in which he talked about his current tour, his music, and a few life-changing moments in his life that include falling off a 75-foot cliff, living in the infamous house where the followers of Charles Manson brutally murdered five people -- including actress Sharon Tate -- in 1969, and traveling around the country in an RV with his wife and three cats.

 Regarding Cielo Drive:
 "We lived there about two years," Lindsay said. "About two or three months before the lease was up, Terry and Candy Bergen started having this big, torrid affair. I'd come home off tour and they would be on the couch or wherever doing what lovers do. I told Terry I felt like a third wheel and wanted to move out. So I did."

 While many officials and prosecutors claim Manson picked that address because he wanted revenge against Melcher for rejecting a music collaboration, Lindsay said that wasn't the case.

 "Everybody speculated that Manson sent his minions up there to get rid of Terry because he was angry about not getting a record deal. But Terry and I talked about it later and Terry said Manson knew (Melcher had moved) because Manson or someone from his organization left a note on Terry's porch in Malibu," Lindsay said.

 Lindsay still says he gets creeped out thinking about that period so he'd rather focus on what keeps him busy nowadays.
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The Legacy of Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Monkees

 The Monkees and Paul Revere and The Raiders; two of rock n roll's bastard children. The earliest direct assault to dominate teen's hearts and pocketbooks, as well as television, radio, and beyond. Or as Micky Dolenz puts it, "the first time that television and music industries combined forces in a concerted attack against the American consumer." In the years that followed, both bands have been relegated to very different roles in popular culture; one band remains a distant memory, the other propelled to popularity and praise no one could have predicted in the lazy days of 1967.

Even today, both bands struggle to carve out a legacy for themselves and their band, and their importance in rock history. Today, I will attempt to do that for them. This is a critical look at the legacy of Paul Revere and the Raiders and The Monkees.

 "We were a force in the industry for a good three years! We had the biggest concert attendance, the best record sales, the most national television exposure! We were the American group that defied the British Invasion!"- Phil Volk (aka Fang)


The Raiders may have been good, but they sure weren't hip.

There are esstentially four parts to their eternal un-hipness; their goofy name alluding to the Revolutionary War, the cheesy costumes they had to wear, their inability to grow with their audience and change their sound, and yes, the damn song "Kicks", all made them rock and roll outcasts, hip with only those who religiously read Tiger Beat magazine. Though they claim that The Monkees were only popular with the 'dopey nine year olds', in fact, it's the other way around.
By 1965, the East coast music scene was dead (after all, bubblegum was replaced by the Beatles and all of the folkies moved to CA). The West was the best, and Dick Clark was yet again trying to capture the youth market. His new show was "Where the Action Is", a musical show with skits and a house band that would perform the hits of the day. This was not a new idea, "Shindig", "Hullabaloo" were already on the air. But what Dick Clark needed was a new band, a band he could control just like he had with Fabian five years earlier. Enter PRR. Signing anything with Dick Clark, a geezer who only wanted to cash in on youngsters, was PRR's major mistake. If not for doing "Where the Action Is" (WTAI), I think their place in music history would have been much greater. But nevertheless, they became the house band on WTAI.
The counterculture saw the Raiders pro-war garb and name as a symbol of the older generation's support of the war in Vietnam. Also add to the fact that in the 1960s, nearly every rock star who got drafted found some way to get out of the draft, either by paying someone, pretending to be a homosexual, taking a lot of drugs, faking instanity, etc. But by Raiders member Drake Levin serving his country during the war, it furthur supported claims that the Raiders were un-hip, pro-war, uninformed individuals. It made them look square, like the squeaky clean teen idols of the late 1950s who did what they were told to do. Even their band name, Paul Revere and the Raiders struck a negative chord due to it's Revolutionary War connection. In a time when the counterculture and musicians alike were protesting the ridiculous Vietnam War, it appeared as though the Raiders were praising war in general. And that did not help their cool status.

Rock's elite HATED them for "Kicks." David Crosby of the Byrds, who was a mainstay in the rock community at the time, was on the Dick Clark tour with the Raiders around that time when he was in "The Byrds." In his auto-biography, he mentions how he hated touring with them, and he and the Byrds would always make fun of the Raiders dancing in their cute little war outfits on the amps by calling them "Paul Revere and the refrigerators" and "Paul Revere and the Retards." He hated their whole stance on drugs. His sentiments were echoed by many in the L.A crowd, who essentially ignored the Raiders existence.

Also interesting was that none of the big rock groups out of Laurel Canyon or  the S.F. groups or the New York Groups were drafted
(Think Arlo Guthrie , Little Bobby Weir etc ... )  But groups that might have been in the way were ... for example Mark Lindsey of Paul Revere and the Raiders drafted:
Singer, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer Mark Lindsay is best known as the frontman for Paul Revere & the Raiders, who scored a series of hits from the 1960s into the early '70s. Although the band was named for keyboard player Revere, it was Lindsay who was the most identifiable member, and as time went on, he took over songwriting and producing chores for the group. Lindsay left in the mid-'70s, after which he pursued a career largely out of the limelight, though he periodically performed his old hits, and by the 1990s he was back to recording independently. Lindsay grew up in Idaho, where, in his teens, he joined a band led by Paul Revere Dick as its lead vocalist and saxophone player.

By 1960 they were exploiting Dick's first and middle names to reference the Revolutionary War hero and calling themselves Paul Revere & the Raiders. (Eventually, they would take to wearing Revolutionary War uniforms on-stage). That was how they were billed when their first single, the instrumental "Like, Long Hair" on the tiny Gardena label, reached the national Top 40 in 1961.

Their progress was interrupted when Revere was drafted and, as a conscientious objector due to his Mennonite religious beliefs, spent two years working in non-military government service

see also:
Paul Revere (musician of The Raiders) has died

But this is where things get really interesting. You know all those theories about Megan being a stand-in for Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson family? Well, as first discovered by Gothamist, Lindsay once lived with producer Terry Melcher in the house that Sharon Tate was murdered in. Coincidence?

The counterculture saw the Raiders pro-war garb and name as a symbol of the older generation's support of the war in Vietnam. Also add to the fact that in the 1960s, nearly every rock star who got drafted found some way to get out of the draft, either by paying someone, pretending to be a homosexual, taking a lot of drugs, faking instanity, etc. But by Raiders member Drake Levin serving his country during the war, it further supported claims that the Raiders were un-hip, pro-war, uninformed individuals. It made them look square, like the squeaky clean teen idols of the late 1950s who did what they were told to do. Even their band name, Paul Revere and the Raiders struck a negative chord due to it's Revolutionary War connection. In a time when the counterculture and musicians alike were protesting the ridiculous Vietnam War, it appeared as though the Raiders were praising war in general. And that did not help their cool status.

Rock's elite HATED them for "Kicks."  David Crosby of the Byrds, who was a mainstay in the rock community at the time, was on the Dick Clark tour with the Raiders around that time when he was in "The Byrds." In his auto-biography, he mentions how he hated touring with them, and he and the Byrds would always make fun of the Raiders dancing in their cute little war outfits on the amps by calling them "Paul Revere and the refrigerators" and "Paul Revere and the Retards." He hated their whole stance on drugs. His sentiments were echoed by many in the L.A crowd, who essentially ignored the Raiders existence.
Drake Maxwell Levinshefski (August 17, 1946 – July 4, 2009) was an American musician who performed under the stage name Drake Levin. He was best known as the guitarist for Paul Revere & the Raiders.
In 1966, Levin left the performing version of the band to fulfill his military service obligation by joining the National Guard. This enabled him to continue recording in the studio with the group during his time off.
Drake Levin died of cancer July 4, 2009 at his home in San Francisco, with his wife Sandra at his side
Mae Brussell - THE MURDER OF JOHN LENNON - (12-14-80)
Originally broadcast December 14,20,27, 1980

    A short while ago we had the pleasure of talking to noted assassination/conspiracy researcher Mae Brussell at her home in Carmel, California. Mae was kind enough to share some of her thoughts on the murder of John Lennon last December 8, 1980 in New York City. She is just starting her 11th year of broadcasting on radio KLRB, Carmel, CA

Tom: What would be the motive to kill John Lennon on December 8, 1980? Lennon had been in seclusion for many years and had not yet released his new album.

Mae: Both the date of Lennon's murder, and the careful selection of this particular victim are very important. Six weeks after Lennon's death, Ronald Reagan would become President. Reagan and his soon-to-be appointed cabinet were prepared to build up the Pentagon war machine and increase the potential for war against the USSR. The first strike would fall on small countries like El Salvador and Guatemala. Lennon, alone, was the only man (even without his fellow Beatles) who had the ability to draw out one million anti-war protestors in any given city within 24 hours, if he opposed those war policies.

     John Lennon was a spiritual force. He was a giant, like Gandhi, a man who wrote about peace and brotherly love. He taught an entire generation to think for themselves and to challenge authority. Lennon and the Beatles' songs shout out the inequalities life and the messages of change. Change is a threat to the longtime status quo that Reagan's team exemplified.

     On my weekly radio broadcast of December 7, 1980, I stated that "the old assassination teams are coming back into power." The very people responsible for covering up the murders of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy, Reverend Martin Luther King, for Watergate and Koreagate, and the kidnapping and murder of Howard Hughes, and for hundreds of other deaths, had only six weeks before they would again be removing or silencing those voices of opposition to their policies.

     Lennon was coming out once more. His album was cut. He was preparing to be part of the world, a world which was a worse place since the time he had withdrawn with his family. It was a sure bet Lennon would react and become a social activist again. That was the threat. Lennon realized that there was danger coming back into public view. He took that dangerous chance, and we all lost!

Tom: The common assumption is that Mark David Chapman, arrested the moment he killed John Lennon, was acting out his personal love-hate relationship with Lennon. Why do you have to look for a larger conspiracy than the conflicts in Chapman's own head?

Mae: Single crimes of passion are easy to explain and easy to solve. When someone is gunned down who is controversial, has political enemies, is hated by wealthy and well-organized religious movements, and is an open opponent of government policies at home and abroad, that kind of murder requires much more inquiry into the background of the assassin. The conclusions about the murder motive may turn out to be simple. Yet, in every political assassination since 1963, there were always more unanswered questions that led to a broader supposition of intention to kill by a group of people rather than one single individual.

Tom: What is the first clue you look for if you are suspicious of a larger conspiracy to assassinate, whether it is John Lennon, President John F. Kennedy, or the recent attempts on President Reagan and Pope John Paul II?

Mae: There are necessary connecting links in every assassination conspiracy. If any link of that chain falls apart and becomes exposed, the parts of the larger plot are more visible. When every element of that chain holds together and is present in the evidence and testimony regarding any particular murder, there has to be a larger conspiracy.   (See accompanying diagram)

     The most important link in that chain is the selected decoy or patsy. Whoever is arrested at the scene of the crime, to the exclusion of other suspicious persons, becomes the "assassin." This single person must serve a purpose, namely, to divert all attention away from those people who have armed him and located him at the scene of the crime.

     Letters and diaries are always present and easily located to support the predetermined cover story. They provide a "motive", and are the glue that cements (we are told) the "loner" to his single purpose.

     In preparation for his "act", the decoy or patsy is moved across countries or overseas, traveling and staying at safe houses. He has no friends, no jobs, no means of support while at the same time staying at fancy hotels, spending lots of money, getting phone messages, and meeting lots of people. Very few people have the money to spend years in transit like these patsies, whose chances of being in selected locations at the precise moment their victim is murdered are minute and impossible without assistance.

Tom: Who was Mark David Chapman? What was there in his background that made you suspicious that he had been selected for a "decoy" or "patsy" by other persons who wanted Lennon dead?

Mae: Chapman came from a conservative military family who had moved from Fort Worth, Texas to Florida. He had become a "Jesus Freak" at the time Lennon and the Beatles were getting death threats during the anti-war period. Joining this movement while supposedly loving and admiring Lennon was a gross contradiction, for the religious fundamentalists were furious that Lennon considered himself better known and loved than Jesus.

     DeKalb County, Georgia, just to the east of Atlanta, figures prominently in Chapman's life as it had some years earlier in that of Martin Luther King. In 1977 in a court affidavit, Robert Byron Watson, former employee of Magellon's Art Gallery, Atlanta, named several citizens as having planned and bragged about the "future murder of Reverend Martin Luther King." King's death came just one week after the plans were discussed. These same people also talked about murdering Senator Robert Kennedy.

     Chapman attended DeKalb Junior College in the area where these kinds of plans were laid and such political anger was being vented. From DeKalb County, Chapman was sent to Beirut, Lebanon. He was handed the funds both ways. Beirut was the center for George Habash and CIA assassination teams also identified in the Watson testimony before the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1977-78.

     On March 31, 1981, United Press International exposed the connection of "military training in a guerrilla camp" in Beirut, Lebanon to "worldwide Nazi ties."
     After six months in Lebanon, Chapman went to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas to work with Vietnam refugees recently arrived from Southeast Asia. Members of the CIA were with him at this military base.
     William Colby's Vietnam Phoenix program, staffed with agents who intensely hated the anti-war, social activists like John Lennon, had both the intent and the means to move persons like Chapman to their training camps and then to specific places planned as sites for future assassinations. Colby came back to the U.S. to become Director of the C.I.A. at a time (1973) when "Operation Chaos" was in full swing against the hippies, rock musicians, and anti-war protestors. Many of them were killed or otherwise neutralized.
     From Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Chapman moved to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee to attend Presbyterian College.

    Martin Luther King, a victim of plans made in DeKalb County, Georgia, was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee. Senator Howard Baker from Tennessee and CIA Director William Colby were making deals to cover up Watergate crimes in 1974-75, year before Chapman moved to Tennessee.

     According to news reports, Chapman "fled" Tennessee to Hawaii in 1976. His earliest arrest records indicated he had committed crimes in Florida, but the authorities later blamed these crimes on another person, excusing the mix-up as a "computer mistake." Many patsies and decoys have earlier arrest records that are used to keep them silent and actively cooperative for fear of going to jail. Was there any connection between the Florida identification and the reason for Chapman's flight to Hawaii?

     Hawaii has been the scene of many clandestine operations. Many CIA Vietnamese and members of the Special Forces, now safely removed from Vietnam, were assembled in Hawaii. The Nugan Hand Bank, an Australian conduit for CIA "black money", actually assassination funds, kept a branch in Hawaii. Herbert Mullen, convicted of mass murders in California, appeared perfectly normal until he was sent to a military hospital in Hawaii. It was in Maui that he went through his "religious thinking" and evolved as a killer.

Ed Sanders, author of The Family, a book about the Manson Family, obtained documents regarding a mysterious trip Mullen took to Hawaii before he later became a programmed killer.

     The years from 1976 to 1978 in Chapman's biography are still vague and murky: two years of limited employment and "mental treatment." Allegedly, he was in the hospital for a mental breakdown. On the other hand, if there were any evidence of mental instability, would not his permit application to buy the murder weapon have been denied?

     There were many years, months, days when Chapman could have been mentally programmed to become like the "Manchurian Candidate," specifically to murder John Lennon, if and when he re-entered public life. Lennon was not threat until the U.S. was getting close to another war.

     Subsequently, Chapman took a long "vacation", including a trip around the world. During this voyage he made a trip to Switzerland to meet a pal from DeKalb County, Georgia, the same man who earlier had arranged the original trip to Lebanon. The journey culminated in London with a rare visit to a live Lennon concert.

     Chapman's wife, who worked for a travel agency, "arranged his itinerary". The source of the money for his fare, hotels, food, concerts, has never been identified, although Pacific Holding Ltd., a "tourism" company formed by the CIA and Special Forces, may be implicated. Both groups had funds to hire assassination teams.

     When Chapman left his job in Hawaii, October 23, 1980, he flew to Atlanta, GA. From Georgia, he went to New York City with the intention of killing John Lennon, but was apparently able to resist the "master inside himself", a conflict he describes, and returned to Hawaii. Before long, however, Hawaii was again behind him, and Chapman arrived in New York on December 5, 1980 with the specific plan to kill John Lennon, which he did three days later.

Tom: What you are talking about is only circumstantial. There is no proof that the CIA or any government agency manipulated Chapman for their purposes. When does the proof of a conspiracy ever become apparent?

Mae: The burden of proof of conspiracy is put upon the private investigator. The common denominator in all these cases are those links in the conspiracy chain (see diagram) which show the relevant questions to be asked: Were there other persons along with Chapman shooting at Lennon to make sure he died? Who fled the scene in a hurry, never sought again by law enforcement agencies? Why did the New York police adamantly refuse to accept pictures of Chapman taken autographing an album earlier in the evening of the murder? Why were they donated to a newspaper after the police refused to accept them? When Chapman's wife was called by the New York Police, why did they instruct her, "Don't release any picture of him."? How could Miami Police issue an erroneous description of a criminal record having the same last name, date of birth, race, and approximate height as the slaying suspect? Can we ever see the picture of the Florida suspect? If Chapman was treated for mental illness in Hawaii, how did he procure the weapon in Hawaii? How did Chapman transport the gun from the Island to the Mainland? (This question was dismissed by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents, who said, "No investigation was in progress.")
     Money was never a problem for this wanderer. He and his wife lived in a $400 a month apartment and were able to support his hobby of collecting expensive works of art. Owning original Norman Rockwell lithographs worth $7,500, and traveling around the world aren't impossible, if there is some kind of occupation that provides the money for these luxuries.
     If Chapman wrote "John Lennon" on his job work sheet on October 23, 1980, it would seem impossible for someone not to notice this message until the day after Lennon was murdered. Employment log sheets are usually added up regularly to determine the hours worked and amount of pay checks. It is more probable that Chapman wrote this name at that time so that his cover story, his defense after the murder, would be his mental identification with John Lennon.
     Chapman's intention to find Lennon, as just another adoring Beatle fan, must be separated from the question of who transported him from Hawaii to Georgia to New York, back to Hawaii, and back again to New York, with lots of cash, and with the sole purpose of killing Lennon.
     Jimmy Breslin, New York columnist, was impressed that Mark David Chapman could be such a "good shot" with "no military background at all." But Chapman had been trained to shoot. He had learned to become a security guard in Georgia before his trips to Lebanon and to the many countries where he could have been instructed in killing. What about Ft. Chaffee? Why not shooting practice in Tennessee? What about military bases in Hawaii? What gives Breslin and the New York Daily News the right to make such statements without an inkling of Chapman's background?
     Like all the other "loner" drifters, Chapman stayed at expensive hotels. His last evening before killing Lennon was spent at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in New York. He was carrying more than $2,000 in cash along with his credit cards. Where did he get these cards, and on what basis was the money earned and saved to establish credit to qualify for these cards?

Tom: You apparently believe there was a government conspiracy to assassinate and silence John Lennon which was conducted by the same people who murdered other political figures and musicians in the past eighteen years?

Mae: Absolutely! The federal government has maintained active programs to eliminate rock musicians and disrupt rock concerts. Senator Frank Church's Committee hearings in 1975 and the FBI Cointel-Programs clearly document the intent to break up any gatherings of the "new left". Nothing brought anti-war demonstrators together with political messages more effectively than music festivals.

     There is hard evidence the CIA assigned agents to "investigate the music industry." After the murders of Tim Buckley, Jim Croce, and Mama Cass Elliot, more information surfaced about earlier mysterious deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. Listed below, but not updated this past year, are some of the rock musicians who have died since the Huston Plan and the FBI Cointel-Program were activated. If these people had been taking any kinds of drugs, there is the distinct possibility that specific poisons were added to their drugs, enough to be fatal, to make it appear that they had died from a simple "overdose".

 John Lennon    Paul Kossoff   John Bonham
 Elvis Presley    Jim Reeves   Steve Parson
 Buddy Holly    Berry Oakley   Bob Marley
 Otis Redding    Tim Buckley   Sal Mineo
 Brian Jones    Jim Croce   Harry Chapin
 Jimi Hendrix    Richard Earina   Brian Epstein, Beatles                     manager
 Janis Joplin    Lenny Bruce   
 Jim Morrison    Larry Williams   Michael Jeffery, Jimi Hendrix manager
 Duane Allman    Bon Scott, AC/DC   
 Mama Cass Elliot    Richie Valens   Rod McKernan, "Pig Pen" of the Grateful Dead
 Gram Parsons    J. P. Richardson   
 Phil Oakes    Ronnie Van Zandt   
 Marc Bolan    Steve Gains   Donald Rex Jackson,  Grateful Dead mgr.
 Keith Moon    Sid Viscious   

    The murder of John Lennon is the tragic finale to an entire era, the reminder that once an artist becomes as popular and as political as he was, his enemies will be waiting to make sure his messages never appear again to awaken the slumbering youth.
Mae Brussell - Final on-air show from KAZU-FM. Death threats - (3-7-88)
Originally broadcast March 7, 1988.

Two hour broadcast, final on-air show from KAZU-FM. Death threats. CIA MILES COMPELAND, NAZI CONNECTIONS, REINHARD GEHLEN, OTTO SKORZENY, ODESSA NETWORK to control CIA, intelligence when BUSH ELECTED. Terrorism in USA. Nazi gold waiting in Philipines. Pacifica Radio. WBAI Radio in NY. Questions and problems with Jessie Jackson's account of MLK's assassination in Memphis, TN. Guest Ted Gandolfo, his book: "The House Select Committee Cover-up." SEDITION TRIAL OF NAZIS, ARKANSAS, ARYAN NATIONS, KLAN, COVENANT, SWORD AND ARM OF THE LORD. Racist Zealots. Phone calls from KAZU listeners.
Mae Brussell - Dialogue Conspiracy (5-26-72) 'None Dare Call It Conspiracy'
Originally broadcast May 26,1972.

The name of the program changed 5/20/72 to "Dialogue Conspiracy" from "Dialogue Assassination"....On 5-28-78 it changed to "World Watchers International".
Mae Brussell - Reagan Assassination Attempt - April 5 & 12, 1981

Mae Brussell guides the listener through a pile of information on the attempt
April 5 & 12, 1981

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Another NEW Inside the L.C. article

Programmed To Kill Satanic Cover Up Part 18 Charles ''Charlie'' Manson

Programmed To Kill Satanic Cover Up Part 1
Dave McGowan - Programmed to Kill

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It's interesting since this group seems to have been created to discredit and destroy the peace movement and young people involved in politics (except the in crowd like the clintons and Kerry's and Gore's!  - which they did...

Kathy Boudin was born on May 19, 1943, into a family with a Muslim mother and a 1/2 Jewish Father, with a long left-wing history, and she was raised in Greenwich Village, New York. Her great-uncle was Louis B. Boudin, a Marxist theorist. Her father, attorney Leonard Boudin, had represented such controversial clients as Judith Coplon, Fidel Castro, and Paul Robeson.[1] A National Lawyers Guild attorney, Leonard Boudin was the law partner of Victor Rabinowitz, himself counsel to numerous left-wing organizations.

Kathy’s older brother, Michael Boudin, is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is journalist I.F. Stone's niece

Although she went to Bryn Mawr College intending to prepare for medical school, her interests quickly turned to politics. 1965, her last year at Bryn Mawr was spent studying in the Soviet Union. She was paid 75 rubles a month by the Soviet government and, according to her résumé, taught on a Soviet collective farm. Kathy Boudin also attended receptions and functions with her parents at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations in New York. She also attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law for one year

In the 1960s and 1970s, Boudin became heavily involved with the Weather Underground. The Weathermen bombed the Pentagon, the US Capitol, the New York Police Benevolent Association, the New York Board of Corrections, as well as the offices of multinational companies. Boudin, along with Cathy Wilkerson, was a survivor of the 1970 Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, the premature detonation of a nail bomb that had been intended for a soldiers' dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.[2] Boudin was 27 at the time. Both women were awaiting trial, out on bond for their alleged actions in Days of Rage in Chicago several months earlier. Wilkerson had been released on a $20,000 bond and Boudin was out on a $40,000 bond.
A declassified FBI report on foreign contacts of the Weather Underground Organization produced by the FBI’s Chicago Field Office reported that, "On February 10, 1976, a source in a position to possess such information advised that Leonard Boudin ... had indicated to a friend that Kathie [sic] was presently in Cuba."[citation needed] The law firm of Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C., provide legal representation for the Cuban government in the United States
Larry Grathwohl on Ayers' plan for American re-education camps and the need to kill millions
Uploaded on Oct 29, 2008

In 1969, Weather Underground founders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (who were to become Pres. Obama's personal friends and associates for many years) put Charles Manson on the cover of their occasional newspaper, "Fire". At what was billed as a "War Council" in Flint Michigan that same year, Ayers and his comrades took to greeting eachother with "the fork" - three fingers pointed upwards, in honor of Manson. (Google Dohrn's Flint conference quote on Manson - and Sharon Tate, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time.) In 1972 Ayers dedicated the WU's manifesto, "Prairie Fire", to his cultural and political heroes -- a list which included Sen. Robert Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan.

Throughout their career as terrorist bombers, Ayers and Dohrn were constantly trying to break the Left free of its "bourgeois" commitment to any standard of justice or decency. By adopting Charles Manson as their own, by praising Manson as a hero of the counterculture, they hoped to smash the Left's "bourgeois" ties to civilization and thus spark similar acts of horrific "revolutionary" violence against innocent people.

Over 400 people attended that Flint conference. Can't help but wonder what positions they have now, unknown to anyone but each other...

[ Much sanitized Weathermen documentary: ]
The Weather Underground (2002)
 92 min  -  Documentary | History | War  -   13 November 2003 (Australia)

Bernardine Dohrn Herself (also archive footage)
Mark Rudd Himself (also archive footage)
Brian Flanagan  Himself (also archive footage)
David Gilbert Himself (also archive footage)
Billy Ayers Himself (also archive footage) (as Bill Ayers) (as Bill Ayers)
Naomi Jaffe Herself (also archive footage)
Todd Gitlin Himself
Laura Whitehorn Herself (also archive footage)
Don Strickland Himself
Kathleen Cleaver Herself (also archive footage)
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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The original documents are located in Box 7, folder
Intelligence - Rockefeller Commission Report - Final (1)” of the Richard B. Cheney Files
 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library


Some domestic activities of Operation CHAOS unlawfully  exceeded the CIA's statutory authority ...

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Paul Revere and The Raiders - Kicks
Dick Clark reunion with Paul Revere & the Raiders - 1979 TV Special "The Good Old Days"
Davy Jones Dead: Fellow Monkees' Bandmember Micky Dolenz Remembers Jones in 'GMA' Interview
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Acid Casualties - Skip Spence - EP05

They Lost their souls , for Rock and Roll . Acid Casualties - EP05 - Skip Spence of Moby Grape fame . Join me for the last of this series , this is a great story , about a great band , a great man who fell the furthest . the last in the challenging series of videos i produced this year , and boy am i glad to be finished . i had considered two additional episodes but decided against persueing those storys for reasons explained in this video . if you are new here , i would encourage you to enjoy the entire series , they are all fascinating storys , but please consider this topic is heart achingly sad . i find myself feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the suffering and loss that i have focused on over the past few months . so i am not kidding when i state i am thrilled to be finished with this . each video took at least three full days of 18 hour sessions to produce . some took longer , one of these things took a full two days to merely render the dang thing , so ... anyway , enjoy the series , be smart , be safe , hug someone you love and enjoy the sunsets / sunrises of your life . petey
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5