Dear Bioethics Commission,


I would like to thank this
commission for their efforts to recommend ethical protections for human


Ethical protections for
human subjects are essential considering the past history of non-consensual
research by United States Military and intelligence agencies in collaboration
with educational institutions such as Harvard, John Hopkins, MIT, Princeton,
and Stanford; pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lily; medical schools and
hospitals; the American Psychological Association; the National Institutes of
Health, the Veterans Administration Center, U.S. Public Health Service 
and others. 


Examples of past
non-consensual experimentation include the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, The
Manhattan Project, The Willowbrook Experiment, and Radiation Experiments. 


Mind control experiments
such as Project CHATTER, Project BLUEBIRD, Project ARTICHOKE, Project MKULTRA,
Project MKSEARCH, Project MKNAOMI and others were often interwoven with
radiation experiments and research on chemical and biological weapons. 
Psychiatrists, psychologists, neurosurgeons and other contractors conducting
the work were embedded in a broad network of doctors and some of the research
was published in medical journals.


As previously reported to
this commission in 2011 and continuing to be reported in increasing numbers to
this day United States citizens and others are reporting non-consensual
experimentation including remote experimentation and torture.  In 2011 it
was reported to this commission that there were approximately 3000 known
victims.  Four years later those numbers have grown to 4000  to 5000
victims, an increase of at least 33%.  I have brought with me over 60 of
their statements.


Non-consensual victims of
experimentation have experienced covert COINTELPRO type tactics including those
used in Project MKDELTA. 
MKDELTA materials were used for
harassment, discrediting, or disabling purposes. 


Due to past history,
previous testimony and statements provided to this commission, and continuing
reports of non-consensual research ethical protections for human subjects in
the form of regulatory changes are critical.


As I understand Subpart A of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) regulations, Protection
of Human Subjects (codified at 45 C.F.R Part 46), also known as the Common Rule
loopholes allow for experimentation when there is no physical intervention or
interaction with the subject by an investigator as occurs in remote
experimentation and previously reported to this commission by victims; or when
the identify of the subject is unknown to the investigator (for example Subject


Also there is no oversight
for some non-federal entities such as private corporations and contractors and
foreign entities; as well as some federal departments and agencies. 
Oversight is needed for all entities conducting research on American citizens
and U.S. persons as well as research conducted on foreign soil.


Additionally research
activities are permitted for some demonstration and service programs for public
benefit; department or agency heads can waive consent in certain cases;
institutions can register their own institutional review board (IRB); and IRBs
can waive consent in certain instances.  There are other loopholes not
described here.   Additional protections are also needed for
children, prisoners and those of impaired consent.


In light of the testimony
given in 2011 and existing loopholes in federal regulations I was shocked and
dismayed that the only notable recommendation the Bioethics Commission made
regarding the consent process is to add people of impaired consent. 
Ethical protections for human subjects necessitate regulatory changes. 


After experiencing painful
vibrations in my forehead with associated blood in my mucous, vibrations of my
organs and more I sought help in the form of testing.


Test results included
materials specifically used in the manufacture of neural dust as researched and
developed by the University of California, Berkley. Neural Dust is an
ultrasonic low power implantable form of brain-machine interface which as
originally designed includes a subdural transceiver, an external transceiver
and cmos chips implanted into the cortex.


The University of California
has collaborative agreements with Temple University, which in turn has
collaborative agreements with Dartmouth University and Dartmouth Hitchcock
Hospital where I had surgery on my nose and face.


Additionally, an ELF/EMF
scan found 20 sites on my body that emit emf emissions beyond normal for the
human body and consistent with implants.  Also, the scan showed my body
receiving governmental frequencies that were not observed during ambient
conditions; my body was acting as a receiver.


This is only one example of
the continued collaboration between United States government agencies and
others who receive funding from those agencies.


I do not consent nor 
have I  knowingly consented to any form of research, experimentation or


Not everyone can afford to
pay for testing nor should we have to.   We need the medical
community to evaluate our medical complaints in a scientific manner and not
subjectively rule out complaints as mental illness.  We also need an investigation into our
complaints of non-consensual research and covert psychological operations.


In addition to regulatory
changes, criminal penalties must be legislated for research involving human
subjects when bodily integrity and autonomy are violated as for other criminals
who are routinely punished with convictions for assault, fraud and
homicide.  Unethical treatment of human beings can only be prosecuted when
laws and regulations are in place.


Even if a researcher,
physician, institution, other is engaged in socially beneficial research that
might lead to cures or treatments for devastating diseases it is imperative
that each person’s autonomy, self-determination, human dignity and
constitutional rights prevail over scientific advancement and social benefit.


Over fifty years ago
American citizens reported being victims of non-consensual human
experimentation and reports continue to this day.  Over fifty years later
we still don’t have the necessary reforms to protect U.S. citizen
and others from non-consensual research.  As a society we must ensure that
research subjects possess human rights that are inviolate.


This commission includes
members of institutions that have participated in unethical research in the
past.  This commission does not include a single victim of non-consensual
research.  They have the insight that only a victim could impart.


Thank you for your efforts to
recommend ethical protections for human subjects.  Much work still remains
to be done.




Karla Smith