Congressional Record: March 20, 2001 (Senate)
Page S2571-S2572                     
Mr. DOMENICI. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss a serious and 
effective use of new technologies in our military operations. While I 
will focus on a specific directed energy technology, the Joint Non-
Lethal Weapons Program Office is involved in many other research areas 
that provide innovative solutions to our military men and women in 
their daily missions.
  Recently, the Marines unveiled a device known as Active Denial 
Technology, ADT. This is a non-lethal weapons system based on a 
microwave source. This device, mounted on a humvee or other mobile 
platform, could serve as a riot control method in our peacekeeping 
operations or in other situations involving civilians. This project and 
technology was kept classified until very recently.
  The Pentagon noted that further testing, both on humans and, 
evidently, goats will be done to ensure that it truly is a non-lethal 
method of crowd control or a means to disperse potentially hostile 
mobs. The notion that the Pentagon is using ``microwaves'' on humans, 
and especially on animals, has inflamed some human and animal rights 
groups. Among others it has simply sparked fear that a new weapon 
exists that will fry people.
  This is not the case.. The technology does not cause injury due to the low energy levels 
used. ADT does cause heat-induced pain that is nearly identical to 
briefly touching a lightbulb that has been on for a while. However, 
unlike a hot lightbulb, the energy propagated at this level does not 
cause rapid burning. Within a few seconds the pain induced by this 
energy beam is intended to cause the subject to run away rather than to 
continue to experience pain..

HR 2977 IH


1st Session

H. R. 2977

To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.


October 2, 2001

Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.

This Act may be cited as the `Space Preservation Act of 2001'. (did it pass?)

Congress reaffirms the policy expressed in section 102(a) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2451(a)), stating that it `is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.'.


(2) immediately order the permanent termination of research and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and deployment of all space-based weapons of the United States and their components.

(III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or

(IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means.

(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)--

(I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B);

(II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or

(III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person.

(B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as--

(i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons;

(ii) chemtrails;

(iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems;

(iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons;

(v) laser weapons systems;

(vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and

(vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.

(C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space.


Space Preservation Act of 2002

HR 3616 IH


2d Session

H. R. 3616




Congressional Record: January 30, 2003 (Senate)
Page S1809-S1810                         
  The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message 
from the President of the United States, together with accompanying 
papers; which was referred to the Committee on Environment and Public 
To the Congress of the United States:
  Consistent with section 6001(a) of the Resource Conservation and 
Recovery Act (RCRA) (the ``Act''), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6961(a), 
notification is hereby given that on September 13, 2002, I issued 
Presidential Determination 2002-30 (copy enclosed) and thereby 
exercised the authority to grant certain exemptions under section 
6001(a) of the Act.
  Presidential Determination 2002-30 exempted the United States Air 
Force's operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, from any Federal, 
State, interstate, or local hazardous or solid waste laws that might 
require the disclosure
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of classified information concerning that operating location to 
unauthorized persons. Information concerning activities at the 
operating location near Groom Lake has been properly determined to be 
classified, and its disclosure would be harmful to national security. 
Continued protection of this information is, therefore, in the 
paramount interest of the United States.
  The determination was not intended to imply that, in the absence of a 
Presidential exemption, RCRA or any other provision of law permits or 
requires the disclosure of classified information to unauthorized 
persons. The determination also was not intended to limit the 
applicability or enforcement of any requirement of law applicable to 
the Air Force's operating location near Groom Lake except those 
provisions, if any, that might require the disclosure of classified 
                                                      George W. Bush,  
The White House, January 29, 2003.
Congressional Record: May 9, 2006 (House)
Page H2302-H2304                        
                   THE BIG CHILL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to speak out of 
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the gentleman from 
Washington (Mr. McDermott) is recognized for 5 minutes.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, it is awfully cold in Washington, D.C. 
these days, and the arrival of spring is not going to change the frigid 
temperature beginning to grip the Nation's Capital.
  No matter how much we stand in the bright sunlight, Washington, D.C. 
is fast becoming a cold, cold place under this President and 
  The Big Chill is on and it is becoming an ice age for the ``People's-
  The New York Times and The Washington Post recently won Pulitzer 
Prizes for breaking through the administration's secrecy to inform the 
American people about secret prisons and secret wiretapping.
  In response, the administration wants journalism stopped. It just 
gets in the way of the administration telling people only what they 
want them to know.
  Maintaining this veil of secrecy is so important that the 
administration directed the Attorney General to see if he might invoke 
the 1917 Espionage Act as a way to make the first amendment disappear. 
By controlling what you know, they hope to control what you think.
  It is the solution to their Iraq dilemma. You don't have to mislead 
the people, as the President did, if the people simply don't know 
anything at all. That is what this assault on free speech is all about.
  I seek permission to enter into the Record an editorial promoted by 
the Washington Times by Nat Hentoff entitled ``Chilling Free Speech.''
  The President and his administration are doing everything possible to 
impose censorship. They know that secrecy is the fastest, most 
effective way to silence dissent.
  If the American people know what they are doing, the American people 
could make them accountable for what they are doing. But there is no 
accountability for their actions, so they hide them under a blanket of 
  The President cried ``shameful'' that the Pulitzer Prize-winning 
journalism had reunited the American people with the truth about secret 
prisons and secret wiretapping ordered by the President and his 
  In other words, the truth made it out into the open, and that was not 
part of their plan. The only way to account for it was to attack those 
responsible for telling us. It is the centerpiece of the
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Republican playbook. Attack anyone who disagrees. I know those tactics 
  But the cracks are beginning to show in the Republican wall of silent 
                              {time}  1945
  A rubber stamp is still being used in this Congress by the 
Republicans, but many of my colleagues, my Republican colleagues, know 
that their mandatory vote at the discretion of the President is not in 
the best interest of the American people, and the people are beginning 
to listen to other voices, when they can hear them above the clatter of 
the Republican noise machine. Here is the proof.
  David Wise in the Los Angeles Times recently wrote an article 
entitled, ``Secrecy's Shadow Falls on Washington.'' I ask permission to 
enter this article in the Record. To help the American people 
understand how pervasive secrecy in the administration is, let me read 
a short excerpt from Mr. Wise's article, quote, ``The National Archives 
and Records Administration have been embarrassed by the revelation that 
at least 55,000 documents formerly available to researchers have been 
withdrawn and reclassified under secret agreements with the military 
and the CIA. The deals were so secretive that the documents simply 
disappeared from the shelves.'' That is the end of the quote.
  At least temporarily the head of the National Archives has suspended 
the disappearance of American history. It doesn't mean the threat has 
passed; it just means someone is fighting to keep America free. We have 
two choices, the free flow of information or the outright control of 
information. America is strong because of the protections within the 
free flow of information. It is guaranteed by the first amendment.
  But the President and his majority want to tell you what to think 
through the outright control of the information. Geoffrey Stone, author 
and law professor at the University of Chicago wrote an article in the 
New York Times the other day called, ``Scared of Scoops.'' Again, I ask 
to enter it in the Record.
  As the writer points out, the administration's primary tactic is 
intimidation. When in doubt, they try to make you afraid. When 
unpopular, they try to make you afraid. When they are losing their hold 
on power because of their record, they tend to make you afraid. The 
only reason you know this President has no energy policy for America is 
because he can't hide the price of gasoline at the pumps. He would make 
it a secret if he could.
  Don't be surprised if the President tries to classify the price of 
gasoline as a national security matter. That is his method of 
accountability to the American people. None. In a Nation where free 
speech is the last defense against absolute power, they don't want you 
to know because the more you know, the worse they look.
JP Morgan IT professional, Indira Singh, a heroic 9/11 whistleblower who was fired, harrassed, and physically threatened for exposing the Saudi/terrorist-linked origins of one of the government's most pervasive software systems: ptech.
Wall Street whistleblower Indira Singh has had her professional life ripped away from her because of keeping the promise she made to some 3,000 victim's who died at Ground Zero on 9/11. She made that promise at Ground Zero on 9/11 as a civilian EMT. Indira was supposed to be on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center that morning, but she was late.