Then there is also the question of whether dreams can be generated or influenced via technology of whatever sort. Directed energy weapons do appear to be a reality (I know of someone who has witnessed them working first-hand; Adam Gorightly claims to have felt their effects). Here's a list of some of the "symptoms":
Chilling of Skin/ Instant Coldness - Generalized or Localized
Thermal heating, nighttime, severe night sweats
Thermal heating, daytime, discernible "microwave hot spots" on skull
Benign or Malignant Tumors
Ringing in Ears
Sensation of Blunt Trauma to Head
Coughing up Blood
Sensation of Electric Current Running through the Body
Sudden onset asthma
Hyperactive bladder, sudden incontinence
Sensation of Objects being Forced into various areas of the Body
Deterioration of Cognitive Abilities
Jaw or Tooth Pain
Severe facial and glandular swelling
Dizziness or Loss of Balance
Blackouts or loss of consciousness
Severe disorientation while driving
Lesions on Internal Organs
Sudden appearance of large burn marks
Metallic Taste in Mouth
Topical & Internal Burning
(They got me with that last one, those bastards)
kmartlu: John Hammond is indeed a key link in the chain, IMO.
Hammond was instrumental in sparking or furthering numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is also largely responsible for the revival of delta blues artist Robert Johnson's music.
Hammond was christened John Henry Hammond, Jr., although both his father and grandfather shared the same name. He was the youngest child and only son of John Henry Hammond. His father attended Yale University, graduating with a law degree from Columbia Law School. His grandfather was Civil War General John Henry Hammond, who married Sophia Vernon Wolfe. His father was a brother of Ogden H. Hammond, ambassador to Spain, and uncle to politician Millicent Fenwick. Despite the family fortune from his mother's side of the family, his father worked to provide for his family and maintain the family fortune. He worked in various jobs "as a banker, lawyer, and railroad executive".
Hammond's mother was the former Emily Vanderbilt Sloane, one of three daughters of William Douglas Sloane and Emily Thorn Vanderbilt. John H. Hammond, Sr. and Emily Sloane were wed on April 5, 1899. They also had four daughters: Emily, Adele, Rachel, and Alice, who married musician Benny Goodman in 1942.
Born in New York to great wealth as the great-grandson of William Henry Vanderbilt, Hammond showed interest in music from an early age. At age four he began studying the piano, only to switch to the violin at age eight. He was steered toward classical music by his mother, but was more interested in the music sung and played by the servants, many of whom were black. He was known to go down to his basement to listen to the upbeat music in the servant's quarters. He loved Sir Harry Lauder's "Roamin' in the Gloamin'". While he was in the basement, the rest of his family in the greater part of the five-story mansion would listen to "the great opera tenor Enrico Caruso, as well as to standard classics by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart".
Hammond became interested in social reform at a young age. His mother had a large interest in social reform as a means to give back some of her fortune to the community. She often found solace in religion. Hammond shared her desire to help the community with his privilege.
J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director, investigated Hammond's link to the Communist Party. Due to the various benefits and fund-raisers that Hammond hosted for the popular front, his name was often listed in The Daily Worker, a communist newspaper. Furthermore, his name often appeared on the letterheads of left-wing organizations for which he was a donor or member. However, Hammond was not a communist.
I'm not sure if some people questioning Diamond's allegations about Cohen have the full back story, regarding the CIA's decades long involvement in creating & backing leftist publications, poets, artists, and movements. My own family was part of it (Not the CIA, but Fabians); there is a long history of aristocrats being involved in "leftist" social reform. Gee, I wonder why? Guilty conscious, or something else?
In that larger context, an unknown poet in 1959 meets Jacob Rothschild in Hampstead, is "sent" to Hydra where he is photographed by LIFE magazine (part of CIA's Op. Mockingbird, am I repeating myself yet?) among a Bohemian group of poets (inc a black guy, nice progressive touch), curses the house of a famous painter who is married to the ex-wife of Rothschild, the house burns down the next day, Cohen hops over to Cuba two weeks before the revolution peaks, gets arrested by the Cubans as a suspected CIA agent (& is photographed), magically 'slips away' from custody in the 'confusion,' joins the Israeli army for the Yom Kippur war and hangs out with a notorious mass murderer, talks in interview in 1965 for a national TV show about him (when he was still mostly unknown) about how he is interested in war & killing, starts giving military salutes on stage, goes to NY and hangs out with the Warhol crowd, signs with John Hammond with only a few songs under his belt, sings about being a "most important spy," and so on, and so forth, I mean come on guys. Is this RI? Are we really going to start talking about "coincidences" here???
Isn't it time we moved past the IF and started getting to the how and why?