Surveillance Abuse of the Thirteenth Kind

Remember this? Well, there’s been two studies since then. The first I’m ignoring because it basically said “we don’t know but everyone else was wrong and it’s not mass hysteria/delusion.”

The other, though.

Nora Gámez Torres, “Computer scientists may have solved the mystery behind the ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba”, Miami Herald, 2 March 2018:

Professor Kevin Fu and members of the Security and Privacy Research Group at the University of Michigan say they have an explanation for what could have happened in Havana: two sources of ultrasound — such as listening devices — placed too close together could generate interference and provoke the intense sounds described by the victims.

This is especially interesting because as I’ve noted before, the legal definition of torture requires intent. Now, prove that spies or counter-intelligence agents, who are already operating under extreme secrecy and typically illegally albeit with approval from above did or did not intend to place two or more devices in close proximity in order to harass the surveillance target. It’s wrapped in so many iron boxes that it’s practically impossible to penetrate and even when you could, there’s the “Golly, gee, we didn’t do it on purpose, Beav” excuse.

Similar to Manning’s harassment/brainwashing being called medical or suicide watch, these agencies have a long history of skewing definitions, playing with words so that they can break the law while pretending its all okay under secret legal papers we can’t view in the first place to judge the legality much less the intent of the law as written.

Anyway, this is why I tweeted it with a note to the State, Justice and Defense Departments’ OIGs and the ACLU. Shall I hold my breath for any resulting OIG reports being made public? Probably just the part that talks about mistakes being made. The rest will be covered in black ink.

And as a bonus, one mo’ time…here’s a short fiction piece I wrote in September of 2013:

“In Plain Sight”

“…Guess what it does.”

It only took him three seconds to respond.


“Yep. Every time we listen in, we are also attacking the same target.”

“With what?”

“Variable sound that appears to be designed to annoy. Imagine a persistent, low-grade headache that won’t go away. The more we keep our eye on them–”

“The more irritated the target we watch becomes. The more violent. The more likely to do or say something suspicious.”


That’s because I didn’t need to be told. I just didn’t know precisely how it was done.



And what happens after that in Infectis

But what about after that? And after that?

An Infectis Trio

First, probably about halfway through the book, were I to actually ever finish this book much less the previous two:

Next, two back-to-back right near the end.

Normally I don’t like giving away the ending. But things are not normal. At all.

WWII Style ‘Mind Control’

It’s not what you think from the title. Ian Fleming apparently did want to use Aleister Crowley to write a horoscope for Rudolph Hess, longtime friend of Adolph Hitler, but used someone else instead, even though Crowley was interested:

Hess was told that on May 10, 1941 six planets in the sign of Taurus coincided with the full moon. [ix] It was apparently all the news Hess needed for him to fly to Scotland in a Messerschmitt 110, parachute onto land owned by Scottish farmer David Maclean, [x] be captured, and spend the rest of his life until his death in 1987 either in the Tower of London, on trail at Nuremberg, or in Spandau prison. Crowley was again considered as a go-between for British intelligence and Hess. An interview between Crowley and Hess was eventually rejected, though Crowley was eager to help. [xi] Hess would tell fellow inmate Albert Speer at Spandau that the idea to fly to Britain was inspired in him by supernatural forces that presented themselves in a dream, though the crux of the mission might have rested with Hitler desperately trying to reach some kind of peaceful terms with Great Britain before he attacked his foremost enemy, Stalin’s Russia.


If it did actually play a role, and it appears it did, merely that Hitler was looking for an opportunity and Hess found one, then why did it work? It worked because British intelligence knew about Hess and his belief in the supernatural and the occult.

By today’s standards, what would that mean? Intelligence gathered from mass surveillance could be used to work on various weaknesses of entire groups of people. Links to things like horoscopes {or UFO or ghost sightings or shows that depict various subcultures as inherently violent, criminal, whatever} could be propagated via social media. People with similar interests would see it and propagate it further.

This reminds one of the GCHQ documents from the Snowden haul showing various disciplines being used online to manipulate groups. It also reminds one of the US Department of Defense’s MINERVA Initiative, which sprang out of the financial crisis of 2008, in which they controlled the kinds of news people saw on Facebook and other social sites.

And it appears more busy than ever. Russia couldn’t hope to keep up any more than Al Qaeda could hope to do worse than we have done, are doing, to ourselves.

This has been your McCoyote Public Service Message. Best of luck. We will all need it.

BBD – More Weird: Infectis

Fiction: Chapter written on 27 January 2018 about using drones to start fires:

Nonfiction: Drone catches forest on fire 6 March 2108:

Barry Eisler notes this happens to him often enough for him to notice. With so many things occurring in the world, it is of course possible, probably even likely, that it’s just a coincidence.

However, actually so frequently knowing/finding out about the coincidences I’m not so sure is a coincidence. That’s the card magician trick again: When you’ve got access to really fast computers paying attention to damn near everything like our government and its private contractors do, you can quickly find stuff to mess with people and even, given enough info bombardments, alter their opinion.

BBD – The Undead Bride

Ok, a bit melodramatic on the title. It’s actually not quite that bad…quite. And mostly it’s just weird.

I’ve broken up with, let’s call him the Black Rose, three times. Pretty much once a day since the post a bit down below.

Though he seems to recall the event, I mean events–all three of them–he doesn’t seem to be taking in what it means. And really, all three tines it was at least partially mutual. First, we aren’t compatible.

Of course I should take a moment and explain why I’m only partially available in the first place, but then those who have been following on the Tweeter probably already have a good idea as to why that is.

Anyway, back to the ground hog day “relationship,” we agreed via the phone to be friends and leave it at that. Since then, right back to we-never-never-broke-up-land. {See what I did there? I’ll bet you did.}

So I’m asking myself–understanding that, yes, somehow brainhacking is at work here, I mean if you look at the original post, he could do a lot better for what he’s looking for and a better match…he just doesn’t seem to want to.

So, again, I’m asking myself why this is happening. I mean apart from the obvious distraction and annoyances, why?

Can’t help recalling some of the weird scenes in Cable Guy. There’s a joke there in itself, but I can’t tell you what it is. Privacy only exists these days between the various victims of the Deep State, but we still need it.

But some of those scenes, like where the family can’t seem to understand why Broderick’s character is so disturbed and upset by Carrey’s character. And his friends, etc., except one {yes, readers of the fiction, it is the real world ‘Brian,’ who really does resemble the fictional Brian in so many ways those two chapters practically wrote themselves. But I digress. Again.}

In other words, it very much feels like they’re about to repeat the same bullshit that they did back in 2009: Loss of job, family, friends, and nigh unto homeless.

What can you do? Well, you can delay it. You can point out that you see that as one potential outcome of whatever ops they have planned. You can prepare.

But of course if CIA or one of those other effed up organizations really want you homeless and on the street, I assure you, they can do that. Pinky promise that they can. Your money can disintegrate under the weight of various lawsuits or sudden things you owe that you don’t even recall having purchased much less forgot to pay for. They will subtly and consistently convince your family, friends, co-workers that you are unstable. This is especially convincing because they can and will also make you unstable. That was the point of the LSD shit they pulled in the 50s and 60s.

So where does that leave us? More specifically, me?

“I don’t know. I’m just making this up as I go along.” Or something like that.

And what happens after that: Infectis

See other chapters as well. Serendipitous. Still like the guy’s work.