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)
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.”
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)
20,000 5G satellites to be launched sending DANGEROUS BEAMS of intense microwave radiation ACROSS THE WORLD
‘A global catastrophe’: Radiation activist warns that 5G networks are ‘massive health experiment’ Feb. 7th, 2019 | RT
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.
Sample letters are included at link.
Thanks, in advance, on behalf of all beings…awake or asleep.
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.
encouragement to examine and revise the town or city ordinances.
Follow letters to officials with phone calls!
Marin County, Calif. and Eugene, Oregon taking a stand — 5g’s goin’ down…It’s 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
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.”
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.
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.
“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!!!
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.”
This smart seat keeps tabs on your heart while you take care Feb. 1st, 2019 | Megan Scudellari | IEEE Spectrum
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.
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.”
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.