16 weeks to Musk’s 5G satellite launches – MUST be stopped

16 weeks to Musk’s 5G satellite launches – MUST be stopped

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SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE HEARING 
 
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
February 6, 2019
Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States

For Immediate Release   February 6, 2019

AT SENATE COMMERCE HEARING, BLUMENTHAL RAISES CONCERNS ON 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY’S POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS

Blumenthal criticizes the FCC & FDA for inadequate answers on outstanding public health questions

Wireless carriers concede they are not aware of any independent scientific studies on safety of 5G technologies

[WASHINGTON, DC]— During today’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G wireless technology and their impact on the American people and economy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. The full video of Blumenthal’s statement and exchange with industry representatives can be found here.

https://lfts.senate.gov/courier/web/1000@/wmDownload.html  (Doesn’t work for me)

Blumenthal blasted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—government agencies jointly-responsible for ensuring that cellphone technologies are safe to use—for failing to conduct any research into the safety of 5G technology, and instead, engaging in bureaucratic finger-pointing and deferring to industry.
In December 2018, Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) sent a letter to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr seeking answers regarding potential health risks posed by new 5G wireless technology. At today’s hearing, Blumenthal criticized Carr for failing to provide answers, and instead, just echoing, “the general statements of the FDA, which shares regulatory responsibility for cell phones with the FCC.”  Blumenthal also decried the FDA’s statements as “pretty unsatisfactory.”  A PDF of Carr’s complete response is available here.
During an exchange with wireless industry representatives, Blumenthal asked them whether they have supported research on the safety of 5G technology and potential links between radio frequency and cancer, and the industry representatives conceded they have not.
“If you go to the FDA website, there basically is a cursory and superficial citation to existing scientific data saying ‘The FDA has urged the cell phone industry to take a number of steps, including support additional research on possible biological effects of radio frequency fields for the type of signals emitted by cell phones.’ I believe that Americans deserve to know what the health effects are, not to pre-judge what scientific studies may show, and they also deserve a commitment to do the research on outstanding questions,” said Blumenthal.  “So my question for you: How much money has the industry committed to supporting additional independent research—I stress independent—research? Is that independent research ongoing? Has any been completed? Where can consumers look for it? And we’re talking about research on the biological effects of this new technology.”
At the end of the exchange, Blumenthal concluded, “So there really is no research ongoing.  We’re kind of flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.”
In November 2018, the National Toxicology Program released the final results of the longest and most expensive study to date on cellphones and cancer. Those studies found “some evidence” of a link to cancer, at least in male rats. However, the study only focused on the risks associated with 2G and 3G cell phones. The latest 5G wireless technology relies on the deployment of many more new antennas and transmitters that are clustered lower to the ground and closer to homes and schools. There has been even more limited research with respect to the health ramifications of 5G technology, and the FCC has thus far failed to adequately explain how they have determined 5G is safe
Courtesy of Scientists For Wired Technology for the following coverage of the hearing
Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States
For coverage of the hearing please see,
 
HEALTH, THE EARTH, AND OUR FUTURE 
 
New piece by professor olle johansson formerly at the karolinska institute and the royal institute of technology
Associate Professor: “Is the ‘Electrosmog’ Finally Clearing?”

Feb. 2nd, 2019 | Professor Olle Johansson | Newsvoice
“The industry is pressing on for 5G, and further future versions of the same. But the road to success is suddenly not as smooth as it used to be, the small pebbles – in the form of critical scientists, medical doctors, technicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, campaigners and activists – have grown in size and are now together forming a counterforce that may awake also the most techno-prone, naive politicians and civil servants.”
https://newsvoice.se/2019/02/electrosmog-clearing/?fbclid=IwAR1agGu2qJkli_AfEiJFxeZJpG3TFXR7LC6uXqLworH1qbeQhD3nNOcKQq0
 
Please send around these papers about how learning disabilities can be linked to EMFs.

Message from Arthur Firstenberg: 
 We have 16 weeks to stop Musk’s launch of 4,425 5G satellites.  EVERYONE needs to be concentrating on this issue now.  This MUST be your priority.  Don’t keep telling me you are too busy – THERE WILL BE NO NO FUTURE if these satellites are not stopped.
 
5G – A Toxic Assault on the Planetary Web of Life
Jan. 31st, 2019 | Gabriel Cousen’s Blog
An urgent message from Dr. Gabriel Cousens
“Dear People of the World, 
This scientific article outlining the potentially disastrous consequences of 5G and 20,000 satellites beaming 5G onto our planet, is to both inform you and also to ask each reader to take action by sharing this article with all your friends around the world with the intent of creating a tidal wave of millions of people acting responsibly and lawfully to defeat this overt threat to the planetary web of life. Send this to everyone you know, as we need millions of people to act on this.
The full paper goes into significantly documented scientific evidence to help us fully understand the how and why of the negative health effects of 5G and, in addition, the potential dangers of disrupting the Schumann Resonance and the Global Electric Circuit on the ecology and the planetary web of life. Once understanding the basic science behind the global effects of 5G and the 20,000 satellites, the author hopes the population will take proactive, protective lawful actions to stop the use of 5G. For this reason, the author strongly recommends that you read the whole paper so that you can be fully informed.
Blessings to your health, wellbeing, and spiritual joy and to your empowerment to protect our living planet.”
Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), DD(doctor of divinity)
http://treeoflifecenterus.com/5g-a-toxic-assault-on-the-planetary-web-of-life/?fbclid=IwAR1Hve8umZ-3_6KiLGL7_o5GBINWMKOAKbIK36uW3rX-Hw03xvdVFP1X6Xo
Also see:

20,000 5G satellites to be launched sending DANGEROUS BEAMS of intense microwave radiation ACROSS THE WORLD
http://strangesounds.org/2019/01/5g-satellites-space-problem.html

and

‘A global catastrophe’: Radiation activist warns that 5G networks are ‘massive health experiment’  Feb. 7th, 2019 | RT
https://www.rt.com/news/450775-massive-health-experiment-5g-cancer/

TAKE ACTION; ACTIONS TAKEN

When you find you are reaching the point where you just MUST do something to stop the 5g/IoT insanity, here are some actions, big and small, you can take. 

 
10 ACTIONS TO HELP STOP 5G  Center for Electrosmog Prevention
Sample letters are included at link. 
Thanks, in advance, on behalf of all beings…awake or asleep.
http://www.electrosmogprevention.org/stop-5g-action-plan/10-actions-to-help-stop-5g/?fbclid=IwAR21VDfiEWU_FxkRiW0ma2LelvHQyih6Q9HVMoRzrofpWVdBJUc1KwU6Mdo
 
National League of Cities offers a web interface to send letters to your representatives urging support of HR 530
(HR 530 basically says, the September ruling of the FCC that preempts local authority over the siting of small cellswill have no force or effect”. 
 

Stop FCC Preemption of Local Control 
Tell your Members of Congress to stop the FCC’s one-size-fits-all 5G preemption in its tracks. Write a letter asking your federal elected officials to support H.R. 530, the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019.
http://advocacy.nlc.org/app/onestep-write-a-letter?2&engagementId=495854

Also see this website out of MA. that has very accessible guidance and steps you can take to stop 5G. The website offers resources for opposing 5g at all levels – state, federal and local. The style is clear making complex tasks seem very manageable. 

Letters: 

 At this link there are sample letters or emails to be sent to neighbors, town and city officials initially to provide

encouragement to examine and revise the town or city ordinances.
Follow letters to officials with phone calls!
https://www.lasttreelaws.com/letters.html 

 
Resources: 
 

Marin County, Calif. and Eugene, Oregon taking a stand  5gs goin downIts happening!


Marin supervisors urged to reject 5G wireless antennas out of health concerns  Feb. 6th, 2019 | Richard Halstead | Marin Independent Journal 

Close to 200 people turned out this week to implore the Marin County Board of Supervisors to resist installation of antennas for the next generation of wireless telecommunications technology known as 5G.
Although a few speakers mentioned the unsightliness of the antennas, most focused on concerns about health due to increased exposure to radio waves.
Dozens of people spoke during a 3-½-hour workshop convened by the supervisors Tuesday to discuss direction to staff on possible amendments to the county’s regulations for wireless antenna siting.
“I’ve been at a lot of public meetings. I have never been in a 100-percent-for-one-side public meeting in my entire life,” said Judy Schriebman of San Rafael. “This is unprecedented.” ….
Three people did speak in favor of the new technology at the meeting; however, all were paid by wireless carriers to be there.
Supervisors made clear at the beginning of the workshop that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission preclude them from prohibiting new 5G transmitters. The 1996 law expressly preempts local governments from adopting regulations based on environmental effects.
The county has joined with other jurisdictions to mount a legal challenge to the most recent FCC ruling, which limits aesthetic review, prohibits locational restrictions, and sets accelerated timelines for approving new sites. The supervisors concluded the workshop by asking staff to look into setting some restrictions on locating antennas in residential areas, even though it is unclear such restrictions would withstand a legal challenge by the wireless carriers….
https://www.marinij.com/2019/02/06/marin-supervisors-urged-to-reject-5g/ – comments
 
Also see the video of the last part of Marin Board of Supervisors’ hearing 
“it was fantastic. The final statements by the supervisors were remarkable.”

https://www.marincounty.org/depts/bs/meeting-archive

5G: The Next Generation  FCC overrules local power to deploy wireless infrastructure without public comment Feb. 7th, 2019 | Henry Houston | Eugene Weekly
“About 10 people were at the intersection of 24th Avenue and Hilyard Street on Saturday, Jan. 26. Holding up signs calling for an end to 5G technology and handing out flyers to people stopped at red lights, members of Families for Safe Meters braved a cold foggy afternoon to protest the arrival of 5G technology in Eugene.
‘If you look at that box, you’ll see a radiation EMF warning sign,’ Victor Odlivak, who ran for an EWEB commissioner position in 2016 on a platform of opposing smart meters, told Eugene Weekly at the rally. He pointed toward the 5G antenna that is attached to an EWEB pole at the intersection. ‘That’s the law: They have to put it on the box, so they know it’s dangerous.’”
 
PRIVACY AND CYBER SECURITY 
 

Our vulnerability to data hacking can be lessened by disconnecting as much as possible from cell phones, devices, apps, IoT “things”, appliances, and platforms. And what’s more, by doing so, we free up time and space to rekindle our relationships with one another, ourselves, and the natural world…out of cyber space! 

How Our Data Got Hacked, Scandalized, and Abused in 2018
It happened everywhere, from social media sites to sandwich shops
  Dec. 13th, 2019 | Michael Grothaus | Fast Company
Data breaches – the year in review. Billions of people affected. 
“Despite all the things we lost in 2018 at least the year gave us something to take with us: a reminder that we can trust no one with our data.”
https://medium.com/fast-company/how-our-data-got-hacked-scandalized-and-abused-in-2018-cffcda174531?fbclid=IwAR3OxAh9oLZ35dzXq3LPNO0g-4R6zTyxB9u75NIm51wfkL-ZaVSlyhxiwT4

What does the US government know about you?  February 17, 2018 | Dennis Anon |
How much does the US government know about you? It’s not a question easily answered. The US government operates the largest and most advanced spying, surveillance, and data collection programs on the planet. It’s made up of multiple law enforcement and intelligence agencies, some of which operate in secret. The federal government, of course, consists more than two dozen major agencies that perform regular record keeping for operational purposes, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Social Security Administration.

 
About Dennis Anon: 
 I’m Dennis (with a website focused on privacy, I was never going to give my full name). I started this website to help educate ordinary folk on how to guard their privacy and security online. More importantly, I’ll be highlighting some of the gross violations of privacy by governments, corporations and hackers that most of the general public either ignore (at what cost?) or simply are not aware of. I’ve always been amazed at how much information people, both willingly and unwittingly, give away online and how easy it is to massively reduce the risk with a few simple steps.

I’ve helped family and friends with security and privacy tips since the late 90s, but it was my anger at our government’s decision to roll back privacy laws regulating internet providers which spawned the birth of this project. As of early 2017, ISPs are free to use data about your online activity to make money from advertisers. You won’t see a cent back from this blatant profiteering at the expense of your privacy. Yes, they can gather data on your kids too. Of course, with the right tools and habits, you can prevent your ISP tracking your every move online. But most people either don’t know how or are not even aware their privacy is being compromised.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If people realized how much data governments gather on citizens through surveillance, or how easily a hacker can steal their identity because they once used an unsecured wifi connection in Starbucks, they’d do something about it. Maybe after visiting this site, you’ll be moved to action.

“…facial recognition data-harvesting of everything is the future of consumerism and capitalism, and in some places, the central tenet of social order.” 
Chinese Facial Recognition Will Take over the World in 2019  Jan. 14th, 2019 | Michael K. Spencer | The Medium

“In a world where business and technology trumps ethics and regulation, America is already being hacked. The mass surveillance state of data harvesting in real-time is coming.”
“The Sky Net programme, now renamed Pingan Chengshi, or Safe Cities, claimed to have connected 170 million cameras across China last year. By 2020, another 400 million units will be installed.”
“BEIJING PLANS TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE IN CHINA WITHIN THREE SECONDS.”
And guess who’s next in line…the rest of us…Thanks to 5G!!!
https://medium.com/futuresin/chinese-facial-recognition-will-take-over-the-world-in-2019-520754a7f966?fbclid=IwAR1tob368B9jIno2Nzrqr8I91ubjcZPp7uZH0g2TidI16BuEFWYDyljyusU

The Next Privacy War Will Happen in Our Homes

How will life change when every noise becomes a search prompt?  Jan. 19th, 2019 | Colin Horgan | The Medium 
Life, privacy, and data when everything in your home becomes voice enabled and interactive. 
“Your home is an underused platform. Google and Amazon want to claim it. And they want all the data it contains.”
“When every noise in our lives is a search prompt, the sounds of our homes, the symphony of life — laughing, crying, talking, shouting, sitting in silence — will no longer be considered memories, but data. The more we humanize technology — the more it becomes not just part of the furniture, but part of the family — the more our lives will become less human.”
https://medium.com/s/story/why-the-next-privacy-war-will-be-over-sound-d7b59b1533f3?fbclid=IwAR3AQaSEqEUehlY4Fqw97uUr0CGd-wdEXA_Hs-kYy1Yt0sLMhrnhY4fL57Q

 
Monitoring Heart Health, One Toilet Seat at a Time

This smart seat keeps tabs on your heart while you take care   Feb. 1st, 2019 | Megan Scudellari | IEEE Spectrum 

“Sensors in a new battery-powered, cloud-connected toilet seat track blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and other heart data as accurately as hospital-grade monitoring equipment in a small group of patients, according to a study in the January issue of the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
The idea of a “smart toilet” isn’t new—Google has a patent on a health-tracking toilet and Japanese manufacturers Toto and Matsushita (now part of Panasonic) have each developed Wi-Fi–connected toilets—but most health-related toilet technologies focus on urine and stool analysis inside the bowl, rather than tracking vital signs using sensors in the seat.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/monitoring-heart-health-one-toilet-seat-at-a-time
 
TOXINS AND E-WASTE
 
Waste created in mining, manufacturing or using electronics far exceeds waste from discarding these things.

Our Tech Addiction Is Creating a ‘Toxic Soup’
It’s time to address the crisis
Jan. 29th, 2019 | Josh Lepawsky  | The Medium 
“If estimates are correct, people will be discarding about 110 million tons of electronics sometime between the years 2033 and 2042…Troubling though the numbers may be, they include none of the waste that arises in the mining, making, or using of those electronics. And there is plenty….In fact, the waste from discarding gadgets is dwarfed by the waste created from mining the materials to make them in the first place.” 
“Over and over, these companies’ own data show that emissions arising in production usually outweigh those arising from transportation (that is, distribution from factory to consumer), product use, or end-of-life management (or recycling).”
And energy consumption:
“Today’s data centers consume about 1 to 1.5 percent of total electricity generated globally. But rates of growth are estimated to be between 11 and 16 percent annually.”
https://medium.com/s/2069/our-tech-addiction-is-creating-a-toxic-soup-fdeb36bdcc51?fbclid=IwAR1GJ1pcR-caYPDymNaWrdtWYQbiTv9Loww_U8sJOjMRLfUm7JXB48TctE0


FCC – FAILING CORRUPT COMMISSION 

IRREGULATOR TREASURE MAP; PART 1: Hiding a $5 Billion State Telecommunications Utility that No One Even Knows Exists.  Feb. 2019 | Bruce Kushnick | The Medium
Another piece on the corruption and collusion of Telecom and the FCC.  
• No one knows that the FCC’s cost accounting rules have run amok. As we discuss elsewhere, the FCC cost accounting rules were established to allocate the expenses to the different lines of business using the utility infrastructure and in 2001 they ‘froze’ these rules to reflect the year 2000, when Local Service represented 65% of the revenues and it paid 65% of the expenses. However, over the last 19 years the FCC never examined that the rules distorted and have been putting the majority of all expenses into Local Service, even though it is only 21.6% of revenues in New York.
• No one knows that these rules are still in place, as shown in the Verizon NY Annual Report, even though they are supposedly been erased (“forborne”).
• We call this “Zombie Rules”, for like the Walking Dead, they still are working to harm the public.
• And no one knows that the FCC decided to extend this freeze in December 2018 for an additional 6 years.
• But no one knows that while the total revenues in New York are being accrued but are not used to upgrade and maintain the state utility wires; instead, the expenses are now mostly paid by local phone customers — due to these rules.

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