CIA "Behavioral Modification" Docs

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HELP RELEASE THOUSANDS OF "BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION" DOCUMENTS FROM THE CIA
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After years of fighting, I lost the battle to get these records released without a price tag.

In short, many years ago, The Black Vault became the first place to make available the MKULTRA (CIA's "Mind Control" research program) documents available to the public, online, and for free.  Since then, it has risen to be the most popular archive out of the 2,000,000+ pages available on the site.

A researcher by the name Oscar Diggs painstakingly went through the archive's index record, as given to me by the CIA. This list, was supposed to be an index of the tens of thousands of pages released to me on 4 CD-ROMs.

He went through line by line, and compiled a list of missing records.  This was back in 2016, and since that time, I have fought to get the CIA to understand the pages were missing. After a 97 page fax proving they were not there, and HOURS of wasted time by Mr. Diggs and myself to show and prove they were not there, the CIA changed their story and said they never intended for those missing records to be on the CD-ROMs released to me that I had paid for, but rather, they were about "behavioral modification" (arguably, the exact same scope of MK-ULTRA's objectives) and therefore were different. So, even though I paid for the CDs already, and they gave me an index originally stating that 100% of those records were on the CD-ROMs, they in fact, were not.

I argued for a full fee waiver, and put up a convincing argument, in my opinion, for thei release. The CIA did not care, denied it, and said I had to pay.

So, as much as I'd love to have the money laying around, I do not, and NEED YOUR HELP.  There are 4,358 pages that were missing from those CD-ROMs, and the CIA is charging me $425.80. I have increased this campaign to an even $500 to take care of the fees by GoFundMe, but also prepare that once I write the check, there will be no more hidden charges or surprises, of which, there have been many over the course of these past few years.

IF there is any leftover, 100% of that will be put into other fees accrued by multiple open FOIA requests, some of which, garner fairly high price tags for record releases.

THANK YOU all for your consideration and help on this. I believe with the popularity of this, it is important to have online.

Here are some important links to help you make your decision:

http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/

This page outlines the missing documents and the research by Mr. Diggs.

http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/mkultra/mkultraindex.pdf

This is proof that the original CIA letter in 2004, printed out only the MORI ID numbers to help me index the CD-ROMs.  Apparently, the CIA just "was not clear" and they changed their story in 2017 and 2018 when I continued to waste time and show them documented evidence of what THEY said... not ME.
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CIA Changes Story AGAIN On Fight for MKULTRA/MIND CONTROL Documents. Up to 2,000 Pages Mysteriously VANISH From Their Original Quote.
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Although I do not like making big stories out of nothing, this has been a tale that has gone on far too long and have way too many red flags to ignore. In addition to being frustrating, it just got a whole lot more bizarre.

For those who have not followed this story, let me quickly summarize. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I was seeing (under the FOIA) the CIA collection on Mind Control and MKULTRA. In 2004, they released to me 4 CD-ROMs that comprised their entire collection of MKULTRA material that survived, and did not end up in the document shredders, like most MKULTRA related documents did.

I quickly uploaded the four CD-ROMs to The Black Vault, wherein for many years (at the time), it was the only place you could download them in such a fashion. That changed as years went on, and the data ended up being widely circulated. However, fast forward to 2016, and a savvy researcher began comparing the contents of the four CD-ROMs to the index file that the CIA gave me. According to the CIAs original letter (which I have posted) that index was supposed to contain a list of all of the 30,000+ pages of documents on the CD-ROMs. I never compared, but this researcher, Oscar Diggs, did.

He compiled a list, and sent me all of the missing (or ones with missing pages) document numbers. I did not know it then, but I would begin a fight with the CIA that will now approach THREE YEARS trying to get the CIA to release the missing documents.

At first, the CIA demanded I did have everything, and the CD-ROMs DID contain 100% of the index document. Then, after months of back and forths, I created a 97 page fax with a complete breakdown of the CD-ROMs and additional verifiable proof those documents were missing. The CIA then changed their story. They then said the index contained documents on "behavioral modification" which they deemed different than MKULTRA, and therefore, was never given to me. If I wanted them, I had to pay for them. I was told there were 4,358 pages, which would cost $425.80. I filed a fee waiver, and put up a good case (in my opinion) but was denied.

So, I created a GoFundMe campaign, which was covered by Vice News / Motherboard, Newsweek and many others. Once that happened, the funds were raised within hours (which was just days after the campaign itself started). I wrote the check, and I waited.

Fast forward to the end of October 2018. I received a box from the CIA that I knew, was what I had been waiting for. I opened the box, and on the top of the stack (keep in mind, about 2 1/2 months had passed since I sent payment) was my original/uncashed check, made payable to the United States Treasury Department. I knew instantly, there was an issue.

I read their letter. In short, the CIA changed their story yet again. First, even though they said I already got 100% of the MKULTRA material, it was now proven untrue. The CIA changed their story again, as I now had a stack of pages that they must have finally agreed, SHOULD HAVE been on the CD-ROMs, and therefore, they sent them for free (remember that fee waiver denial? Someone should have caught the fact I was right about asking for the records.) According to their letter, the contents of the box they sent me totaled 791 pages (which actual totaled 800 exactly, but close enough). Now the question was, if the 791 (actual: 800) pages were part of the 4,358 I paid for, then what about the remaining 3,567 (actual: 3,558) pages? Well, that got even more bizarre.

Now the number of remaining pages was only 2,316 pages, as the CIA changed their story, yet again. More than 1,200 pages of MKULTRA / Mind Control / Behavioral Modification documents just vanished from their original quote to me. If it was an estimate of pages responsive, I would not think much of it. But they had an exact number of responsive pages that I waited months to get a tally/quote for, so what happened with that? What I can’t deduce from the CIA’s letter is if these 800 pages released were a part of that original number or if they were not. If they were not, then the number of missing pages could be closer to 2,000!

That said, the more frustrating thing, is that I have to “start over” in relation to my wait for documents. It took 2 1/2 months for the CIA to not cash my check, and then send me a letter stating that what I had already paid for months prior, would need to be purchased again. Therefore, I needed to start over by writing a new check, sending it via postal mail, and just wait… again.

This fight has gone on now nearly THREE years, and may even pass the three year mark by the time I get these documents… IF I get them.

Mistakes happen, but they had an exact page count in their original demand for payment. They were adamant about having to pay for 100% of the responsive pages, and that I was not to get ANY for free. They even processed my fee waiver, and denied it outright after “considering it.” Why wasn’t any of this found during the process of that fee waiver request? After all of that work, all of that time wasted,in the end, I still did not get all of the documents, and the CIA changed their story, yet again.

Download all of the newly released material (along with the tens of thousands of previous ones here: http://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/
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THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! With your support, I wrote the check to the CIA on August 13, 2018, because of all of your generous support!

It actually should not be a long time for them to release the pages, since they 'claim' all has been released before, problem is, they can't cite when or where.

The moment I get them, I will begin scanned and uploading... so stay tuned! Any additional/leftover donations to this campaign are 100% applied to document purchases... most of which I do out of my pocket and do not crowd fund. However, this one, with the slightly higher price tag than usual, I needed a bit of help :)

Thanks to you all, we DID IT!
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Thank you all for your donations thus far! We are inching our way to the goal so I can write the check for these documents! Please know, on the off chance there is anything leftover (or we go beyond the goal) 100% of that will go right into purchasing other documents, of which I get many fee estimates throughout the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests I file...

I will keep everyone updated -- but thank you thus far! I look forward to reaching that goal, and completing this archive!
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