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Another note from Mona to Mona[edit]

Include section on actual nefarious "targeting" govt does, like "stingrays," sureveilling and disrupting Occupy, BLM etc...

The Integrity of this Article is contingent and dependent on what happens with the ELF "article"[edit]

I have pointed out numerous errors in the ELF article and can cite references to give scientific support to the validity to CERTAIN claims made by targeted individuals...namely that they feel that their cognitive function is being impaired somehow..even if they attribute other causes which could be erroneous, the fundamental claim that they are being attacked somehow is entirely reasonable given an understanding of current technological capabilities. If the ELF article can not be substantiated than this article will need to be revised to state that ELF targeting is possible and that targeted individuals MAY have a valid reason to think that they are being targeted due to the fact that ELF targeting is technologically possible...also I saw NO MENTION of the NAVY YARD SHOOTING which is a critical real world example of the possibility of someone being targeted.216.255.244.203 (talk) 19:39, 6 May 2017 (UTC)PP

Place new comments/sections at the bottom, not top. CorruptUser (talk) 20:30, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
And AVOID USING too MANY capitals IN your COMMENTS - it is likely to induce snark attacks. 86.191.125.212 (talk) 21:11, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, because someone crazy said they were being targeted by ELF we'll change the article to say ELF targeting is possible. Thanks for the input. Leuders (talk) 21:48, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
People who have such mindsets attract ELFs - the rest of us accept that 'weird thoughts' are just the subconscious keeping the active mind awake. 86.191.125.231 (talk) 10:17, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

It's overwhelmingly obvious this artical was created as an operation chaos to discredit legitimate claims from radio station host personel and their victims of domestic spy programs. Ned. 207.225.26.51 (talk) 11:17, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Last IP - so radio station hosts are spying their listeners: and what is 'an operation chaos'? Anna Livia (talk) 16:18, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Does an 'Elf and Safety warning apply here? Anna Livia (talk) 15:28, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Archives[edit]

Can someone sort out the addition to the archive (by someone with a buzzy bee in their bonnet). Anna Livia (talk) 16:18, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Project Avalon[edit]

Hi, Mom!チーズバーガー • めん Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 21:30, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

RW does not target all Targeted Individuals - just the ones who do not understand 'the spirit of RW.' Anna Livia (talk) 12:45, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Weird Webcomic that might serve of some use[edit]

I noticed this page on the recent changes section and this actually reminded me of this weird-ass site I had been sent by a friend called Targ the Target. It's written by a person that I think believes in the whole TI conspiracy and is overall just a very weird read. I figured it would be up your guy's alley so I'll drop a link down here in case you find something here that would be of some value to the article. https://sites.google.com/site/timirrors/targ 24.205.30.64 (talk) 00:36, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Words From a Real-Life Targeted Individual[edit]

I completely disagree with the "content [and] tone" of your article. The problem right off the bat is it's mocking and dismissive and, obviously ignorant of real-life facts! Why the phrase "troubled unfortunates and paranoid cranks"? We are unfortunately troubled true, but "paranoid cranks"? It's not paranoia when it's true! Wake up people!

These problems are problematic because there is enough error about this phenomenon being preached about. Name calling is part of the problem, not the solution. Fools mock but, they shall mourn. Time is on the side of truth and truth will prevail. "Truth must be repeated again and again, because error is constantly being preached round about." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Highly recommended reading about the targeted individual phenomenon: In the Post 9/11 Era, Understanding the Targeted Individual Phenomenon is No Longer Optional. Citizens around the globe are protesting this evil which will make the Holocaust look like a Sunday school program.

Here is also an affidavit from Ted L. Gunderson, former F.B.I. Senior Special Agent-In-Charge, Los Angeles, California. It speaks for itself. Here is a highlight: "Based on my investigative work, which includes intelligence from sources such as active and former members of the intelligence services (including the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and Military Intelligence), information from informants active in criminal enterprises, and, victim testimonies, I have come to the conclusion that thousands of victims have been targeted by an illegal government rogue criminal enterprise that is active 24 hours a day within the U.S."

Justice will be served. — Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk

Conspiracy is totes true blah blah blah, random article proves it blah blah blah, superficially deep quotes such as "Name calling is part of the problem, not the solution. Fools mock but, they shall mourn." ridiculous claims shouldn't be mocked, blah blah blah. Okay, so mark you down as annoyed conspiracy nut #398. Next. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 21:49, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
The question is, IP - why would 'the authorities' target you-in-particular, if your taxes are in order and you are not doing things that annoy other people or are vaguely illegal, immoral or otherwise disruptive, are an activist - or, possibly, are you 'so ordinary' that 'they' observe you as a benchmark. Anna Livia (talk) 22:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
I smell a Poe in the works... "WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!" Oxyaena Harass 22:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
None of these reasons are valid for the targeting that is going on without due process. — Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk
I guess 'they' do need their 'benchmarks'! — Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk
Ah... The infamous "them"... convenient when you you need to pull vague "scary" stuff out of your arse... ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 22:28, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
To clarify my comment:
There are those who are tasked to keep the generality of the population safe, prevent various categories of people carrying out nefarious activities of various kinds, spot 'trending problems, issues and points of discussion' so they can be addressed before they become sources of much irritation etc.
To carry out such activities they will need to understand 'the ordinary range of responses', so they will look at some ordinary people.
Or they are doing a 'six degrees of separation' on somebody of interest - and you happen to be an innocent bystander (as far as the given investigation is concerned) and similar. Anna Livia (talk) 10:37, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I read the linked Medium article "Part 3: A Basic Description of Electronic/Microwave/Sonic/EMF/DEW Weapons and Remote Neural Monitoring" and it is the typical gobbledygook mashup of assumptions, half-assed "facts" and woefully misunderstood technology. Also, it seems as if medium.com has become a cesspool of conspiracy crap rivaled only by YouTube. Millennium Scallion (talk) 15:48, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Where do the security services get the financial and other resources to'stalk' (surrealistically or otherwise) 'millions of notable individuals' (and having to chase up large numbers of remarks of the 'I could murder a pizza/a drink' type remarks). Anna Livia (talk) 16:10, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
And why would the conspirators even need so many "ordinary people" in the first place? Either they're incapable of interacting with other people to figure out what "normal" is on their own, or they're hopelessly inept at whatever they're trying to accomplish. Besides, if they're truly as powerful as they say then why would they limit themselves to simple "targeting"? They could just as easily easily arrange your death and hush it up as a suicide or an accident and nobody would ever know better (and since I assume they also control all law enforcement then nobody would try and investigate said death). So why would they limit themselves so much when they could get away with anything?
If I was one of those guys, you wouldn't even be here to discuss what you're going through- I'd have long since deprived you of internet access before you even thought to reach out to others about it. --Logos (talk) 23:26, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Ah, but @Logos clearly that plan would be too obvious, hence the need for the double or even triple level psychological misdirection!!!! ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 00:51, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
'RW regulars are likely to go for snark, fanfic (and some other category) writers can look up #very weird stuff# but are harmless, (bird) twitchers and railway anoraks etc are harmless despite the places they end up in, someone may actually be just a crossword constructor not a WWII spy ... and ordinary people do not recognise the significance of these specific mentions (being coded transmission terms) etc.' If you are searching for anomalous activities you need to know what 'ordinary' and 'researching topics of interest to themselves (and even potentially to the authorities) but not likely to be problems' look like. However at least some o f this material can be outsourced to commercial companies and academics.
There may well be some persons where 'keeping them under consideration/distracting them with trivia so they do not cause problems' and similar activities may well be pursued. Anna Livia (talk) 12:35, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
In America, we have trouble just getting our intelligence and law enforcement services the funding and approval to monitor the activities of truly dangerous individuals and hate groups [1]. To assume we are tracking and harassing millions of ordinary citizens with sci-fi gadgets is utterly ridiculous. Millennium Scallion (talk) 13:27, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
@Millennium Scallion Actually... Our intelligence agencies are tracking the population en masse, they're just doing it in a cheap/semi-non intrusive manner called passive surveillance. The original poster is still full of crap though, since passive surveillance works of keywords/phrases/etc. Basically a low grade A.I. is given a list of words and phrases and a search engine and tasked with monitoring E-mails, texts, internet search terms, videos, etc, most of which are deleted after 24-48 hours. So unless the OP googled bomb making or ISIS videos, chances are no one gives a shit. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 13:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, and it's the proverbial kernel of truth feeding the delusional. I would argue the NSA is doing a shitty job with keyword tracking since few of our successful mass shooters are ever flagged. Millennium Scallion (talk) 15:49, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

(arbitrary break)[edit]

(Reset) Online there will be a lot of false positives whatever terms are selected (including 'let's annoy the authorities', 'follow on from news stories/TV programs,' and 'not that #### writer with their weird stories again'); and there may be some evidence of trends (eg actual or potential candidates in the 2020 US elections, colloquial terms for 'interesting subjects of choice') etc; but if you are up to something dubious or 'interesting to the authorities' you will be ingenious in your methodologies, and possibly use windows of communication that are longer than 24-48 hours and going via several routes.

There will always be some level of monitoring - but above a certain level the amount of material generated will be too much to be useful.

Are the authorities after you - or is it merely that the traffic lights are badly synchronised etc? And if you suspect you are being targeted, then deliberately 'game the system.' Anna Livia (talk) 14:07, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

@Anna Livia "Where do the security services get the financial and other resources to'stalk'...?". See the affidavit referenced above. I'll quote a portion relating to your question here: "This conspiracy is far too active to be controlled or operated by private enterprise whose goals are achieving financial gain. These operations require extensive financing with no return on the investment. This program's operations are financed by illegal black operations, i.e., narcotics, prostitution, child kidnapping (children sell at covert auctions for up to $50,000 per child), human trafficking, gambling and other rackets." — Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk 16:24, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Oh Noes!! Scary sounding stuff!!! PIZZAGATE IS TOTES TRUE!!! TOTES!!!! ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 17:05, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Seriously though, why would you even bother breaking the law? Our finance laws are so loose that you could funnel money in via a superPAC for a political candidate, then just have them drop out and either fail to disclose their financial records or just have said records doctored. Further, why bother bringing in so many people? It would smarter to run your operation with 5-8 people embedded inside an existing agency or even better, a sub-contractor. This is the problem with conspiracy theories, they go into needlessly complex bond villain-like levels of theatrics that make zero sense outside of movies. I swear, people like you don't even bother trying to learn how actual intel gathering works, you just base all your crap off bond movies and call it a day. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 17:31, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Not to mention that with a conspiracy that big, someone within the conspiracy will inevitably reveal its existence (possibly by accident), and if it genuinely spans the globe there is no reason that someone hasn't already yanked away the curtain. No group of people that large can possibly ensure all of its followers are both loyal and able to keep their mouths shut under any conceivable circumstance.
Plus, even if what you say about their finances is right (which also requires them to somehow not butt heads with any other major crime ring since they're not exactly big onnsharing, or at that matter another conspiracy also trying to control those so-called black operations), they still have no good reason to waste their time fucking with you when they could be wielding their power far more effectively. If they genuinely wanted to conquer the world or what have you, they would have already done so by now. Sure, it would be obvious, but if they were even a hundredth as powerful as you say they are then they'd be unstoppable anyway. (And if that is the case, why even bother trying to do anything about it at all? You're just going to fail and get them to go after you even worse.) --Logos (talk) 17:48, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
After thinking it over some more I take back my previous financial assessment. For less than $20,000 you could run the most if not all of the passive surveillance part of the operation out of the backroom of a coffee shop that, provided your agents know hwat their doing, could net enough profit to pay for itself. Thus ensuring even less risk to the surveillance operation, since their would be less of a paper trail to track. Or, you could even use an investment firm as a front, raking in even more cash and minimizing the risk to the operation even further, since you could just doctor the books to cover any initial cash input as merely investors, plus you can use a confidentiality policy to make even that redundant. So, 5-8 people with a starting budget of $20,000-$30,000, a decent front that pays for itself over time, and a few morally grey choices. Thus and entire convert surveillance operation could run with little to no risk. And by the way, that covers a passive computer surveillance system, which at most would cost a total $10,000 up front for the hardware and software. the team's budget could be internalized, removing another avenue of discovery. Or, in other words, I could run this conspiracy better than your alleged bogymen. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 18:06, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
5-8 people with a starting budget of $20,000-$30,000? Good luck getting IT staff willing to work for under $6K/year each. Millennium Scallion (talk) 18:24, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
@Millennium Scallion Feds get payed shit wages, plus, like I said, it could make more money over time. An easy scam would be to (mis)use surveillance records to commit insider trading, meaning the operation could increase revenue quite quickly. Besides which, it's better than the BoN's conspiracy, in which a massive number of people conduct a mass surveillance campaign for no apparent reason at all. At least mine has motive, methodology, and opportunity. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 18:57, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Oh, and I found out more about Ted GundersonWikipedia's W.svg. Turns out he was a promoter of the Satanic Panic. Gee, it's not like the most if not all of the main proponents of that little bit of hysteria turned out to be frauds who lied for fame and money... ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 19:04, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
I agree you could set up a passive computer surveillance system on the cheap. But the TI's claim "rogue agents" are not just keeping tabs on their computer activity, they're doing fantastic things like following them around, misplacing objects in their homes, beaming thoughts into their heads, having workers at fast food joints insult them, projecting electronic waves (that are simultaneously ultra-high microwave frequency and ultra-low-frequency) at them to make them sick or anxious. It would take a Truman Show level of coordination that would cost a shitload of money to pull that off. Millennium Scallion (talk) 19:25, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Millennium Scallion - have you come across this chap? Anna Livia (talk) 16:35, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
No, but thank you for the pointer to Tilly. It shows that delusions of "high tech stalking" have been with us since the 1700s. This specific delusion ("bad thoughts, bad experiences, bad luck, bad feelings etc. are not my fault - I'm being targeted by a conspiracy!") seems to have been confined to a tiny fraction of the population, but with the rise of the internet, it's now able to spread and amplify like never before. Millennium Scallion (talk) 17:11, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
The author of the book The Air Loom Gang states that this was the first case of someone 'blaming technology' rather than 'blaming witches/deamons/other such' (paraphrasing from memory). I was not certain whether I was comparing like to like. Anna Livia (talk) 17:31, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Also beloved by Brits: : The Corley Conspiracy. Millennium Scallion (talk) 18:06, 20 June 2019 (UTC)


Half-way point[edit]

The screed linked-to is badly edited (no paragraph breaks, repetitive etc) - and gives no indication as to why 'the authorities' would be intensively and abusively monitoring so many people, turning other people into weaponised morons etc etc. You say 'they' are spending 'a very large amount of money' on this activity - which would bankrupt the economy, 'they would soon be in conflict with each other (have you ever tried to organise a street or office party and get everybody to agree?).

IP - answer the question: why are 'they' targeting you in particular? Anna Livia (talk) 18:40, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

@Anna Livia Wouldn't we all like to know! — Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk 19:41, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
So... You allege that a massive Bond villain-eqsue conspiracy exists, which does all of these surreal and outlandish things, which targets you in particular, for no known reason? And your evidence for it is multiple opinion pieces by one reporter for Medium.com and an Ex-FBI agent whose credibility is roughly nill. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 19:59, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
No... I know based on my personal experiences. I have nothing to prove here. The willfully ignorant and foolish can remain that way for all I care. Time is on my side. Time is on the side of truth, for truth is eternal. Truth is truth, no matter what its source. — Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk 20:22, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
"No... I know based on my personal experiences. The willfully ignorant and foolish can remain that way for all I care. Time is on my side. Time is on the side of truth, for truth is eternal. Truth is truth, no matter what its source." Fun fact, if you assert something, you have to prove it. "My farts are magical. My farts can cure cancer. If you don't believe me, you're just ignorant." That's basically what you sound like. You made a claim. You provided evidence for that claim. When I pointed out that your evidence was shit you doubled down and asserted that the claim was true. I can assert shit too, that doesn't make what anyone asserts true. And for the record, if you didn't care about whether we thought you were correct or not, you wouldn't have started this discussion to begin with. So, with all of that in mind, do you have anything better than "Ex-FBI guy said so" and "reporter says lots of people believe this"? Because right here, right now, from where I'm sitting, you got jack shit. You assert there is a conspiracy, yet, if challenged to prove it in a court of law (conspiracy to commit a crime is an actual set of charges, look it up, law 101) you'd be laughed out of the room and the case dismissed. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 20:59, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
IP - you have been asked to provide direct evidence, and you merely go for name-calling and declare us wilfully ignorant.
If 'the powers that be' were investing that much time and money in pursuing 'millions of people' - there would be many millions more people doing #### all for the economy and being 'rather psycho' in keeping tabs on the original people (and the USA would probably be more than bankrupt) - and there would be no mass shootings.
Consider IP - whether you are being targeted because you present as being a vexatious nuisance who merely parrots the same phraseology and 'they' think you might cause problems.
The truth #is# out there - and you, dear IP, are not part of it. Anna Livia (talk) 23:20, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Now you've added a link to a site that pretends claim to provide legal support for TIs ( See this disclaimer "Targeted Justice is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Please consult an attorney for legal advice.") ... Who have this lovely quote at the top of their "whistleblower" page "There is no al-Qaeda. The so called al-Qaeda that we see are actually with Mossad and CIA ...trained mercenary gangs". Ok, so that's bullshit. And another source gets chucked out the window. NEXT! ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:32, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Just finished digging around, and I found the original source that the Al'Qaeda quote should be part of. The quote in question appears nowhere in the article, leading me to believe it was made up wholesale after the article was published, then spread around conspiracy websites until the original was forgotten. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:45, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Comrade GC - I presume your remark is addressed to the IP - my links are either somewhat relevant, discussion topics, or Brithumour/weak puns. Anna Livia (talk) 16:38, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
@Anna Livia You presume too much correctly. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 16:46, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think it's safe to say the OP is full of shit. Oxyaena Harass 17:32, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Will they go LANCB?
What is the likelihood of self-defined TIs of this kind actually being targets of official conspiracies (beyond 'Stop vexing us, or you will be sent 'cease and desist' messages/we will ask the tax people to do a thorough investigation of your accounts, so you are otherwise busy' and similar'?)? — Unsigned, by: Anna Livia / talk / contribs
@Oxyaena I'll be back after time proves the truth. In the meantime, there is no sense in arguing with idiots; they'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. God bless.— Unsigned, by: 208.66.38.184 / talk 21:05, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
How many points for my prediction? And is the IP being self-descriptive? Anna Livia (talk) 22:43, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Make sure you don't forget your tinfoil. Oxyaena Harass 01:51, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
I prefer to give my 'pet theories' best quality jackets of gold and platinum foils. Anna Livia (talk) 10:22, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
Re: the likelihood of TIs being the target of "official conspiracies" — is small. Sure, there may have been one or two isolated cases in history where an agency started a tax investigation in retaliation for someone being a pest. But such comic-book villain tactics are not standard procedure in the real world. Emails containing crazy complaints and wild accusations would likely get your name put in a file describing the complaint, but no further follow up. Threats and violent language would probably result in a follow up, checking your records and background, etc. depending on level of threat and resources available. Millennium Scallion (talk) 15:24, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
'The authorities' will monitor various people for a range of reasons - various intending politicians (someone with 'a large number' of speeding tickets is probably not a safe pair of hands), some activists, 'collateral to policing and similar investigations', checking that someone is up to nothing more dangerous than writing lurid fiction, some statements seem bizarre but have to be investigated, 'and all the other examples we can think of and a few more besides.'
We probably all have occasions when we think 'them in charge are out to annoy us' (the form that should have been filled out some other way, a remark on TV aligns with what you just said etc) and 'weird coincidences do happen' (which politician was in Dallas the day JFK was shot?).
So why do TIs 'being of the ordinary people category' think that 'the authorities' would wish to spend so much time and resources on them? Anna Livia (talk) 22:50, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Information on the TI program[edit]

Targeted Individuals are often taken to conspiracy sites (cover). The forum of Godlike Productions contains many psychological warfare and grinding attacks directed at Targeted Individuals. It's a highly political site masked as conspiracy sites- most conspiracy sites are used as bait and brainwashing sites. Targeted Individuals can deduct out the entire program in the crumbs and hints between the tens of thousands garbage posts. Visit these sites only using a VPN because you will end up on the target list if you analyze the content from your home IP. It requires a serious amount of time and knowledge of analysis and psychological deduction.— Unsigned, by: 2620:7:6001::117 / talk / contribs

That's sure a theory there. What kind of knowledge would say I lack? Since I am a person who has put in a fair amount of analysis and psychological deduction into the question and arrived at the conclusion that this phenomenon is better described as a combination of common traits of paranoid psychosis disorders and internet-driven confirmation bias than you know, a real thing. What knowledge should I specifically develop? ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:52, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
The problem is that most of the self-proclaimed TIs do not appear to be those that 'the authorities' would consider to be high-priority (beyond the 'nuisance' category). Anna Livia (talk) 22:31, 15 July 2019 (UTC)