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Patricia Burke – Aug 18, 19, 20 EMF TECH and UTILITY NEWS


NANOTECH 5G ROBO DNA: TRANSHUMANIST AI TAKEOVER! DARK JOURNALIST & ELANA FREELAND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBVLQlhJSk&t=2919s

This week, although the show was about Alice, in the last few minutes starting at about 2:14 they revisit Atlanisi, neuralinks, Mars, Elon Musk etc….

She predicts that there will be a polarization with smart cites and synthetic reality vs. homesteading communities, Waldorf schools, and biodynamic gardening for the next 40 years, for the last 15 minutes of the video.

DARK JOURNALIST X-SERIES 62: ALICE THE LOOKING GLASS MYSTERY SCHOOL INITIATE! GIGI YOUNG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9umz0ybBh8k

It was comforting to me to see a very informed community of over 15,000 from another corner of the planet agreeing that 5G is undesirable.

The free on-line 5G summit that begins next week has already released 3 lectures:

with Patrick Wood of Technocracy Rising, Devra Davis, And Robert Kennedy.

https://the5gsummit.com/

ATTACHED: 2 fFo cartoons

 

ACTIVISM: LEARNING FROM THE MONSANTO DOCUMENTS:

29 page download of how they spin things https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/pdf/monsanto-documents-2/MONGLY01322037.pdf

ACTIVISM:  via Kirstin MA
MASSACHUSETTS PETITION INITIATIVE TO REDUCE TECHNOLOGY RISKS

turned into the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and was coordinated by Last Tree Laws. The petition initiative is to regulate ALL technology for environmental, digital, and human rights. If interested, see the summary online and list of commission nominating organizations.

HELPING If able to help with signature gathering, let Last Tree Laws know here. Or contact via the link on footer at website to offer other support. If in or outside Massachusetts, please share with your friends (as it is a small world) or contact any contacts from the nominating organizations and ask them to support our endeavor as much as they can.

OTHER LAST TREE LAWS REQUESTS

  1. A letter was sent to MA senators and federal representatives McGovern and Neal (and his opponent Morse) on the 5G and wireless risks: we need people in other districts to share the letter with their federal representative–email ELM if you can do that (at our domain @LastTreeLaws dot com) or help coordinate. It is a good letter.
  2. If you haven’t done so, please sign and share the testimonies online as well, now listed under “Action” and “Sign Testimony.” These signatures are given to legislators to show support   https://www.lasttreelaws.com/

AI SCI FI MOVIE TRAILER: Sci-fi Short Film “ANA” presented by DUST

Director / Designer / Animator / VFX: Factory Fifteen (Paul Nicholls, Jonathan Gales, Kibwe Tavares) A film based in a world where the singularity is near through the development of ANA, a management software, used to increase productivity. ANA follows the sole worker in a futuristic car manufacturing plant, as ANA tricks him into given her total control. DUST: Binge-watchable Sci-fi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBh5TgmC-tc

AI: How State Politics Is Playing a Huge Role in Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I.

 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in late July to create a temporary state commission that will examine how artificial intelligence impacts his state.

In doing so, New York joined Vermont and Washington in establishing an A.I. task force that will examine the cutting-edge technology and then make recommendations about how it should be regulated. The groups vary in their mission, but the general message is the same: companies pushing A.I., the brains behind innovation like robotics and facial recognition software, can’t necessarily be trusted to do what’s in the best interest of state residents.

https://fortune.com/2019/08/13/state-task-forces-artificial-intelligence/

BIG TECH: Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto

Big U.S. firms are setting up new operations in the city, but not all Canadians are thrilled

https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-looks-north-as-tech-giants-expand-in-toronto-11566054001

BIG TECH:
Exclusive: Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages Of Docs And Laptop To DOJ

https://saraacarter.com/exclusive-google-insider-turns-over-950-pages-of-docs-and-laptop-to-doj/

CELLPHONESEditorial: These staggering numbers show the need for responsible driving  Car crashes since 2000 have injured more than 30 million Americans and taken the lives of 624,000 — a number exceeding the 535,000 U.S. military personnel killed in the two World Wars. The central causes aren’t a surprise: Speeding. Drunkenness. Driver distraction via cellphones or other diversions. Drunken driving cost more than 212,000 Americans their lives during 2000-17, the Washington Post reports. The death toll from speeding exceeded 197,000 during that period. Distracted driving, meanwhile, led to crashes resulting in more than 77,000 deaths since 2000. Some 481,000 Americans use their cellphones while at the wheel during daylight hours, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.

https://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-these-staggering-numbers-show-the-need-for-responsible-driving/article_3cb08eb0-8d48-589b-aff6-22c907840b21.html

 

CELLPHONES: The Smartphone Revolution Was the Android Revolution

Android has come with downsides, of course, for its key triumvirate and the rest of the world. The same qualities that made internet-connected mobile devices so thrilling for more than a decade—­eliminating gatekeepers, making information instantaneous, and connecting people with different points of view—now feel threatening to democracy, public safety, and our mental health. Samsung and other Android partners have also increasingly sought to free themselves from Google by pushing their own apps or software features ahead of those in the standard Android bundles. And for Google parent Alphabet Inc., Android’s legacy has grown messy. Last year, after a long investigation, European Union regulators declared that Google’s offering Android for free but with strings attached was a violation of EU anti-monopoly laws. The EU also fined Google for favoring its web shopping service ahead of rivals and for hurting competition in internet search ads. The company is appealing all three actions.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-android-global-smartphone-growth/

CELLPHONES: Practical Ways to Reduce Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation: Michigan Forum on 5G Wireless  Thea S.  12 minute video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0AEDfxDeO8

 

CHILDREN: The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders

There’s a reason kids are more anxious and depressed than ever. (not RF)

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/201001/the-decline-play-and-rise-in-childrens-mental-disorders

CHILDREN: Archbishop Makarios Hospital III Launches Initiative To Minimize Wireless Radiation Exposures To Children

https://ehtrust.org/hospital-launches-initiative-to-reduce-wireless-radiation-exposures-to-children/

CHILDREN AND ADULTS: “Tablets, PCs and Mobile Phones Change Our Brains” : Interview with Professor Dominique Belpomme

https://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.com/2019/08/tablets-pcs-and-mobile-phones-change.html

SCHOOLS: Albemarle County Students No Longer Allowed to Bring Phones to Middle School

Albemarle County Public Schools will no longer permit middle school students to carry their personal cellphones with them during the school day.

https://www.nbc29.com/story/40919081/albemarle-co-students-no-longer-allowed-to-bring-phones-to-middle-school

 

SCHOOLS: Increasing Bandwidth with Limited Resources

Increasing Bandwidth with Limited Resources

What is the ultimate goal? Jeffco IT is committed to finding ways to link all schools into fiber networks and securing partnerships whenever possible to provide top-notch connectivity in a fiscally responsible manner. The dream is for Jeffco Public Schools to be off of commercial service entirely, and Jeffco IT is well on the way to making that tech dream a hardwired reality.

https://jeffcopublicschools.org/news/recent_news/increasing_bandwidth_with_limited_resources

 

SCHOOLS: Vaping joins cellphones as recurring problem for school districts

https://www.record-courier.com/news/20190816/vaping-joins-cellphones-as-recurring-problem-for-school-districts/1

ENVIRONMENT: The Species Act, Endangered: ‘Like a plan from a cartoon villain’

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/endangered-species-act-trump.html

AND:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/16/opinions/trump-profits-ahead-of-people-endangered-species-act-brune/index.html

FCC: Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger

They’re asking the commission to delay voting on the deal.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/17/democratic-lawmakers-fcc-t-mobile-sprint/

 FCC: FCC declares 5G safe, 5G devices hit 100, Beijing wants 10,000 base stations

The speed of 5G news is impossible to track, so we get you up to date on the latest highlights.

  • After the FCC ruled 5G technology safe last week, it moved this week to greenlight the $26.5 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobilewith a supportive draft order. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said it “will bring fast 5G wireless service to many more Americans and help close the digital divide in rural areas.” All the same, the FCC got slapped back when a federal court ruled that the agency couldn’t bypass environmental regulations on 5G small cell sites. It’s a win for residents like those in Costa Mesa, California, this week who are still concerned over health risks. Where’s the concern coming from? Thedebate over 5G radiation.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-declares-5g-safe-5g-devices-hit-100-beijing-wants-10000-base-stations/

LINKS TO:

FCC deems cellphones with 5G tech safe

In a new proposal, the FCC concludes current radio frequency emission levels are OK.

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-deems-5g-safe/

Costa Mesa Residents Air Concerns Over 5G Towers

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/08/14/costa-mesa-residents-air-concerns-over-5g-towers/

https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-phones-and-your-health-what-you-need-to-know/

 

5G ACTIVISM OPPOSTION

 5G: NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND:
5G CELL CONSTRUCTION MUST FOLLOW FEDERAL LAWS

The Commission failed to justify its determination that it is not in the public interest to require review of small cell deployments. We therefore grant the petitions in part because the Order’s deregulation of small cells is arbitrary and capricious. The Commission did not adequately address the harms of deregulation or justify its portrayal of those harms as negligible. In light of its mischaracterization of small cells’ footprint, the scale of deployment it anticipates, the many expedients already in place for low-impact wireless construction, and the Commission’s decades-long history of carefully tailored review, the FCC’s characterization of the Order as consistent with its longstanding policy was not “logical and rational.”

The case has now been remanded to the FCC and the Tribes look forward to participating in that process.

The Native American Rights Fund and Greenberg Traurig LLP represent the Blackfeet Tribe, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and USET (United Southern and Eastern Tribes, Inc.) in the case.

Decision available at https://www.narf.org/nill/documents/20190809fcc-decision.pdf

https://www.narf.org/fcc-5g-towers/

AND:
DC Circuit Court of Appeals Holds FCC’s Deregulation Order Unreasonably Eliminated Historic Preservation Review and Environmental Review for Construction of Small Cell Radio towers
https://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/2019/08/15/dc-circuit-court-of-appeals-holds-fccs-deregulation-order-unreasonably-eliminated-historic-preservation-review-and-environmental-review-for-construction-of-small-cell-radio-towers/

AND:
https://www.nrdc.org/court-battles/nrdc-v-federal-communications-commission

AND:

US Appeals Court: Tribes have right to review FCC-regulated development

https://www.jamestownsun.com/news/government-and-politics/4613284-US-Appeals-Court-Tribes-have-right-to-review-FCC-regulated-development

AND:
D.C. Circuit Delivers Setback to FCC’s 5G Network Deployment Efforts

The court held that the FCC had mischaracterized and downplayed the impacts of small cell deployment on environmental, historic and cultural resources,

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/d-c-circuit-delivers-setback-to-fcc-s-14773/

AND:

NRDC and American Tribal Groups’ Update on Cell Tower Lawsuits, The FCC, and Why You Should Care About 5G

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/nrdc-and-american-tribal-groups-update-on-cell-tower-lawsuits-the-fcc-and-why-you-should-care-about-5g.html

5G Florida Cities File Constitutional Challenge Over 5G Rules

Cities contend state law violates the state Constitution in a variety of ways, including infringing on home-rule powers. Along with fee limits, the cities take issue with tight schedules for review and approval.

https://www.govtech.com/network/Florida-Cities-File-Constitutional-Challenge-Over-5G-Rules.html

 

5G: Locals Protest the 5G Towers That Promise a High-Tech Future

During the open house, confused, concerned (and perhaps opposed) residents asked Verizon employees questions about the technology, the permitting process, and plans for 5G network expansion; the event had been planned after the company realized that Congress Park residents were especially unhappy about new poles and infrastructure.

Description: https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifhttps://www.westword.com/news/5g-infrastructure-is-popping-up-in-denver-to-the-chagrin-of-residents-11450652

5G and the FCC: 10 Reasons Why You Should Care

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/sharon-buccino/5g-and-fcc-10-reasons-why-you-should-care

5G5th Generation Wireless: Isn’t It Time for Us to Have a Say?

Imagine that you are awakened one morning to the sound of a telecommunications company installing a huge metal pole at the curb in front of the carefully sculpted desert landscaping that is your front yard. You rush out to protest only to be told that they have the right to put in the enormous eyesore on the city-owned right-of way because Tucson is becoming a “smart city” by making 5G broadly accessible. Later, at the ward office of your City Council member, staffers shrug their shoulders saying that the matter is out of their hands. The Federal Communications Commission has issued policies that preempt local control over where antennas and towers can be sited with the aim of accelerating 5G deployment. Not only that, but in 2017 Arizona became the first state in the nation to pass legislation echoing the FCC and putting control of our streets and neighborhoods in the hands of giant telecommunications companies. – Elizabeth Kelly

 5G The Evaluation & Treatment of EMF-Related Health Conditions with Dr Lisa Nagy   11 minute video

Listen to Dr Lisa Nagy’s story of survival and journey of discovery which led her to learn about the field of Environmental Medicine and it’s focus on finding the causes of disease including genetic, hormonal, nutritional, allergic, and environmental factors. Interview with Dr Lisa Nagy and Lyn Patrick ND on the evaluation and treatment of EMF-Related Health Conditions.
Listen to her speak at this year’s EMF Conference by registering at www.emfconference.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YT4NVNYwxA

 5G: Dangers of EMF & 5G /  Coast to Coast Radio Interview

Nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman is the bestselling author of over 30 books on diet, detox, the environment, and women’s health. In the first half, she addressed what she considers the biggest threat of the 21st Century: EMFs and 5G. EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) seem to be the root cause for many mysterious symptoms including fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, dizziness, heart palpitations, and memory loss, she said. “And we have finally found one of the real reasons this is occurring…there is a real issue with calcium metabolism when you’re exposed to all these EMF fields. .

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2019/08/14

5G: Public meeting on 5G to take place in Collooney, Co Sligo (IRELAND)

IRELAND: Public meeting on 5G to take place in Collooney, Co Sligo – Ocean FM, 12th August 2019 ‘A Sinn Fein councillor claims concern is growing about potential health consequences from 5G masts’

https://www.oceanfm.ie/2019/08/12/public-meeting-on-5g-to-take-place-in-collooney-co-sligo/

5G AUS:  Call to stall 5G rollout on peninsula

“ARPANSA is aware that there is a lot of concerning misinformation circulating throughout the community about the possible impacts of Australia’s planned roll-out of the 5G mobile network,” it says.

“Contrary to some claims, there are no established health effects from the radio waves that the 5G network uses.

“This network currently runs on radio waves similar to those used in the current 4G network and, in the future, will use radio waves with higher frequencies. It is important to note that higher frequencies do not mean higher or more intense exposure. Higher frequency radio waves are already used in security screening units at airports, police radar guns to check speed, remote sensors and in medicine. These uses have been thoroughly tested and found to have no negative impacts on human health.”

http://www.mpnews.com.au/2019/08/12/call-to-stall-5g-rollout-on-peninsula/

5G AUS: Letter | Scientific studies should give us pause on 5G rollout

https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/6330053/letter-scientific-studies-should-give-us-pause-on-5g-rollout/?cs=12524

5G ADVOCACY CANADA: Scott Fraser, MLA

To earn my vote, you must stand up – before the upcoming election – and
call for a ban on 5G in at least BC if not in Canada until non-industry funded science proves it is safe! Otherwise, my vote will go to the person who at least tries to understand the very real crisis 5G now poses to each and every one of us – including to you and  every member of your family!  Sincerely, Jerry Flynn

 

5G: People Already Hurting From 5G in Geneva, Switzerland
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/people-already-hurting-from-5g-in-geneva-switzerland.html

5G; Letter: 5G installation by surprise (Indianapolis)

https://www.ibj.com/articles/5g-installation-by-surprise

(I can’t open it due to free article limit)

5G: “Professor Olle Johansson speaks with STOP 5G Global – 2019”

1 hour video

Paul Seils from STOP 5G Global in Australia, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 (in Sweden), and on Sunday, August 18 (in Australia), about adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields, from cell phones and other wireless sources, with special emphasis on the coming 5G/IoT.

https://youtu.be/D_wrb8hucyg

5G: San Diego County Supervisors vote to deploy hazardous 4G and 5G small cells

http://www.electrosmogprevention.org/international-electrosmog-prevention-news/stop-5g/sd-county-supervisors-vote-to-deploy-hazardous-4g-5g-small-cells/

5G: Mobile phones and 5G networks are accelerating the mass dumbing down of humanity… and it’s all by design

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-07-31-mobile-phones-accelerating-mass-dumbing-down-of-humanity.html

 

5G NTP CELLPHONES: Cell Phone Radio Frequency Radiation

NTP is currently evaluating the existing literature on the higher frequencies intended for use in the 5G network and is working to better understand the biological basis for the cancer findings reported in earlier studies on RFR with 2G and 3G technologies. …

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/areas/cellphones/index.html

5G: Radio 5G 7/24/2019 – Falcon Britt, WiFi refugee

2 hours Published on Jul 26, 2019

Radio 5G 7/24/2019 with Michael Henry Dunn, Nancy Hopkins and Falcon Britt. As a WiFi refuge, Falcon knows densification of just the existing 4G network can kill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADUoV-DtnU4
Radio 5G can be heard Wednesdays at 12-2 pm EST
5g-know-radio.html https://www.cosmicreality.com/

https://www.5g-know.com/

5G INDUSTRY CAUTION

5G: THE MARKETING CHALLENGE OF CONVINCING CUSTOMERS TO UPGRADE TO 5G

Carriers and phone makers are marketing the need for speed. But convincing consumers to upgrade will cost, and could be a hard sell

https://adage.com/article/tech/marketing-challenge-convincing-customers-upgrade-5g/2190566

5G: Sprint and Nokia Fall Behind on 5G Launch Plans

Sprint and Nokia are scrambling to get 5G service up and running in America’s most populated cities after missing their deadline to launch commercial service in New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. by the end of July.

The markets, which include three of America’s five most populous cities, are also Sprint’s first 5G markets to use equipment from Nokia. The network operator, which is in a bit of a holding pattern as it waits to finalize its merger with T-Mobile US, beat its previous deadline to launch 5G service in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City before the end of May, and it followed that with a 5G launch in Chicago that can cover up to 700,000 people.

Sprint’s first handful of 5G markets are riding on equipment from Ericsson and Samsung. Nokia, which declined to comment for this story, appears to be causing delays in New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.

Sprint is in the final stages of testing with Nokia in the four markets and anticipates commercial availability before the end of the month, a spokesperson told SDxCentral. The operator declined to comment on the reason for the delay, other than to say it’s only a matter of days or weeks — not months — before the 5G service will be live.

PCMag and Light Reading previously reported on Sprint’s 5G delays.

https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/sprint-and-nokia-fall-behind-on-5g-launch-plans/2019/08/

5G: BBC News tries out Three’s 5G for the home

For 5G to be a viable alternative to fixed-line broadband, the coverage needs to be rock solid.

And then there’s the cost. At £35 a month, it’s more expensive than unlimited fixed-line broadband.

My trusty fixed-line router hidden away in a cabinet no longer seems so unappealing.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49394678

5G: Why You Shouldn’t Buy a 5G Phone This Year

5G phones you can buy now will be quasi-obsolete by 2020

https://www.tomsguide.com/opinion/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-5g-phone-this-year

5G PRO- INDUSTRY POLITICS

5G: Best smart watch, 5G fears, data breach action plans, and more: Tech Q&A

A: I’m not sure what your Doctor is reading, but from what I have seen, 5G does not appear to cause cancer. The FCC doesn’t seem to be concerned about its impact on the brain, and no one expects tumors to result from using 5G. This should be good news, considering the inevitable transition to 5G networks; within a few years, we’ll be upgrading our phones and other devices to receive a decent signal. At the same time, there are phone-related health concerns you should be aware of, which make take you by surprise. Tap or click here to see the full FCC report on 5G.

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/best-smart-watch-5g-fears-data-breach-action-plans-and-more-tech-qa

 

5GTucson Tech: Local startup ED2 aims to speed 5G wireless rollout

https://tucson.com/business/tucson-tech-local-startup-ed-aims-to-speed-g-wireless/article_d4b7116b-0843-5132-9410-fd6b9695c8a0.html

5G: Dell and AT&T partner on 5G infrastructure innovations

https://www.gigabitmagazine.com/telecoms/dell-and-att-partner-5g-infrastructure-innovations

5GFilling America’s broadband gaps: The LIFT America Act

https://www.aei.org/publication/filling-americas-broadband-gaps-the-lift-america-act/

5G: C-Band contenders ramp up fight over fiber as replacement

In their latest round of comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), both users and would-be users of the C-Band—3.7-4.2 GHz—argued whether fiber is the best alternative for delivering the types of services for which the band is currently used….

https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/c-band-contenders-ramp-up-fight-over-fiber-as-replacement

5G: ThisWeekin5G:FastandFurious

https://www.ctia.org/news/this-week-in-5g-fast-and-furious

 

5G: Huawei’s first 5G-capable smartphone went on sale in China over the weekend 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/19/huawei-mate-20-x-5g-goes-on-sale-in-china.html

5G: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/08/19/we-may-be-heading-toward-a-splinternet-but-not-around-5g-idc.html (I can’t open it)

5G: Three UK rolls out 5G home internet access in London

It’s not mobile data, but it’s a start.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/18/three-uk-5g-home-broadband/

5G: RUSSIA: Russia’s Rostec seeks Chinese partnership to boost its homegrown 5G Russia is looking to take advantage of the trade pressures mounting on Chinese companies as a result of current US policies. …

https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/russias-rostec-seeks-chinese-partnership-to-boost-its-homegrown-5g/ (need subscription)

5G: Is Standalone 5G ready to deploy? Singapore MNOs say no

One of the biggest dilemmas for operators which are adopting 5G at an early stage (before 2022) is when to move from the Non-Standalone (NSA) mode, which continues to use the LTE core, to the Standalone (SA) mode, which requires its own 5G core. …

https://rethinkresearch.biz/articles/is-standalone-5g-ready-to-deploy-singapore-mnos-say-no-2/ (need subscription)

5G: Qualcomm follows Huawei into Russia’s 5G magic circle

Global technology game changers with growing Cambridge UK influence are giving Russia a global edge in 5G network development.

https://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/hi-tech/qualcomm-follows-huawei-russia%E2%80%99s-5g-magic-circle

 

5G: What do general practitioners need to know about the new 5G network?

INDUSTRY PROPOGANDA

https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/what-do-gps-need-to-know-about-the-new-5g-network

OTHER TELECOM: 2020 DEMOCRATS MAKE PLAY FOR RURAL BROADBAND VOTE — Several Demoratic contenders including Biden, Warren and Buttigieg have rolled out proposals for tens of billions in new federal dollars to bring fast broadband service to rural America, with Warren’s $85 billion plan leading the spending pack, John reports for POLITICO. They are attempting to offer President Donald Trump’s rural supporters a reason to turn against him in 2020. “I see that the country of Iceland has all hooked up, and we’re not,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), one candidate who raised the issue recently on Democrats’ debate stage, told John.

— The Trump 2020 campaign fired back, touting its record relying more on deregulation and streamlining rather than the burst of capital investment that Trump once envisioned rolling into a $1 trillion infrastructure package: “While Democrats are picking numbers out of the sky, conveniently as they descend on Iowa, President Trump has been busy delivering real results.” Yet even some top congressional Republicans such as Senate Broadband Caucus co-chair Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) acknowledged frustration this year over the government’s scattershot efforts to close the digital divide. “We’ve still got too far to go, so I get impatient with it,” she told John of what she called “just small steps. –politico

 

OTHER TELECOM: Amazon executives gave campaign contributions to the head of congressional antitrust probe two months before July hearing

  • Starting in late May, five senior executives from Amazon made individual contributions to Rep. David Cicilline, who’s leading the House antitrust investigation into major tech companies.
  • The donations serve as an example of how companies and executives work behind-the-scenes to cozy up to lawmakers to advance their corporate interests.
  • Experts say these political contributions by corporate executives are common, but its effectiveness remains questionable

Just two months before lawmakers grilled executives from AmazonAppleFacebook, and Google at a hearing held as part of a broader antitrust probe, some of Amazon’s top executives made donations to the chair of the subcommittee leading the investigation. Over a three-week period starting in late May, five senior executives from Amazon made individual contributions to Rep. David Cicilline, the Democrat from Rhode Island who’s leading the House antitrust investigation into major tech companies, public filings show. Cicilline became the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee in January, when Democrats regained control of the House. The executives include Amazon’s CEO of worldwide consumer Jeff Wilke, CFO Brian Olsavsky, general counsel David Zapolsky, SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark, and SVP of North America consumer Doug Herrington. They all contributed the max $2,800 allowed, except for Olsavsky, who donated $1,500.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/08/18/amazon-executives-donated-to-rep-cicilline-antitrust-probe-leader.html

OTHER TELECOM: Survey Says: Telehealth + Community Broadband = Local Economic Success

https://www.benton.org/blog/survey-says-telehealth-community-broadband-local-economic-success

OTHER TELECOM: Josh Hawley Says Tech Enables ‘Some of the Worst of America’  From social media addiction to antitrust regulation, the freshman senator from Missouri wants to take on Big Tech in big ways.

The business of Big Tech has been front and center in the 116th Congress, and unlike in years past, now many Republicans are some of the loudest voices calling for change. Chief among this new breed of would-be Silicon Valley reformers is freshman GOP senator Josh Hawley, of Missouri, who has turned progressive and conservative heads alike with some of the sweeping actions he’s proposed since being seated in January.

Just last month the 39-year-old dropped legislation aimed at curbing Americans’ compulsion to keep checking our screens for likes and retweets. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act seeks to block companies like Facebook and Twitter from having product features like infinite scroll on users’ feeds or YouTube’s autoplay feature—which always has more content queued up. And in June, Hawley introduced a bill that would force large tech companies to be audited for “politically biased moderation practices” before qualifying for protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—a controversial measure that has been roundly criticized by tech organizations, a number of Democrats, and even some Republicans.

https://www.wired.com/story/josh-hawley-tech-enables-worst-of-america/

OTHER TELECOM:

Amazon Echo Show lands distinction as 3,000th Zigbee product certified

https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/amazon-lands-distinction-as-3-000th-zigbee-product-certified

HEALTH: EMF and poor sleep quality, the mechanism explained

10 minute video Published on Feb 24, 2017

(footage from Resonance, beings of Frequency)

The best kept secret, until now. More and more people are experiencing poor sleep and don’t know why. This clip explains it all. From the James Russell documentary “Resonance: Beings of Frequency”. Professor Denis Henshaw is from Bristol University and the scientist is Dr Roger Coghill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKnqeapYiBY

HEALTH LIGHTING: Make lighting healthier

Artificial illumination can stop us sleeping and make us ill. We need fresh strategies and technologies, argues Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska.

 “I still use the old incandescent light sources in my home, sleep in complete darkness and spend 1 hour each morning in bright daylight to activate my circadian clock — as do many lighting designers, physicians and chronobiologists.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00568-7

 

HEALTH AU: Electromagnetic Radiation ( EMR ) And Potential Adverse Health Affects  19 October 2007  (HISTORICAL)

This very well researched paper takes a look at the public health trends in 2007 and their possible links to EMR exposure. The paper has a strong focus on Australia and is well referenced. The paper makes reference to many studies that have demonstrated strong links betweenelectromagnetic radiation exposure and adverse health effects. Cancer clusters and phone masts are discussed in some detail.

An overview of public health trends in 2007 Sarah Benson

https://www.ecolibria.com.au/electromagnetic-radiation-emr-and-potential-adverse-health-affects/

https://www.ecolibria.com.au/electromagnetic-radiation-emr-and-potential-adverse-health-affects/

 

HEALTH RESEARCH: Bacteria and Fungi STUDIES 

(courtesy Cindy Lee Russell MD)

HEALTH: Iodine – The Universal & Holistic Super Mineral (Dr. G. Cousins)

18) Iodine is needed with the use of cordless phones, cell phones and now smart meters to prevent hypothyroidism.

A recent study published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology, Vol. 86, No. 12, December 2010, pp.1106-1116, shows that pulsed 900MHz radiation, a frequency range emitted by cordless phones, cell phones, and now the new “smart” meters being quickly deployed throughout the world by utility companies, induces hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid is also considered a precursor to, and a common condition also associated with, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, which are all major killers today.

http://treeoflifecenterus.com/blog-posts-by-gabriel-cousens-m-d-iodine-96-the-universal-holistic-super-mineral-2/

THIS IS THE STUDY:

Pulse Modulated RF Fields and the Thyroid Gland

Pulse modulated 900 MHz radiation induces hypothyroidism and apoptosis in thyroid cells: A light, electron microscopy and immunohistochemical study

Results: Morphological analyses revealed hypothyrophy of the gland in the 900 MHz RF exposure group. The results indicated that thyroid hormone secretion was inhibited by the RF radiation. In addition, we also observed formation of apoptotic bodies and increased caspase-3 and caspase-9 activities in thyroid cells of the rats that were exposed to modulated RF fields.

Conclusion: The overall findings indicated that whole body exposure to pulse-modulated RF radiation that is similar to that emitted by global system for mobile communications (GSM) mobile phones can cause pathological changes in the thyroid gland by altering the gland structure and enhancing caspase-dependent pathways of apoptosis.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/09553002.2010.502960

 

HEALTH OT: Study: Breathing dirty air is like smoking a pack a day

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/study-breathing-dirty-air-is-like-smoking-a-pack-a-day/561040/

HOUSING: Maria’s Safe Haven: A Vision For A Permaculture Camp For EMF Refugees

EHT is honored to share the vision and words of Maria  August Ani Thupten Tsondru (August 3, 1970 – March 12, 2019). People worldwide with debilitating symptoms from electromagnetic fields are searching for a safe place to live amidst a society “loving their phones to death” as Maria told us. Maria’s vision of Safe Haven is a quiet property, a sanctuary for folks with severe EHS to detox and recover in a non-toxic calm environment without RF and minimal electromagnetic radiation.  In addition to supporting Safe Haven, we will soon be sharing new awareness raising resources directly from her words.

Want to be involved? Please contact EHT at info@ehtrust.org and in the subject line write “In Support of Safe Haven.”

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Safe-Haven-Vision-PDF.pdf

9 page download

 

HOUSING: Shielding a Bedroom From EMF Emitted by Cell Towers Using YShield Paint 4 minute video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JidHf1PWAVs

PRIVACY: Cherish Your Privacy? New Anti-Surveillance Clothes Trick Cameras by Making You Look Like a Car

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/cherish-your-privacy-new-anti-surveillance-clothes-trick-cameras-by-making-you-look-like-a-car.html

PRIVACYPeople Are Starting to Realize How Voice Assistants Actually Work

The secrecy surrounding AI products makes even basic information about them a scandal.

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that hundreds of Facebook contractors listened to and transcribed voice clips from messages users spoke aloud to the Messenger app. Their job was to ensure the AI-generated transcripts matched the audio. Facebook says that the clips were anonymized and none of the users were identifiable.

“Much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago,” a Facebook company spokesperson said in an emailed statement to The Atlantic.

It might sound scandalous when combined with Facebook’s many concurrent privacy cataclysms, and the company’s recent foray into in-home camera systems. But among tech companies, hiring humans to review clips of conversations between devices and their users is routine. Apple tasked contractors with transcribing audio clips Siri overheard, then ended the program earlier this month after it became public. Microsoft contractors transcribed users’ out-loud interactions with Skype Translate. Google contractors transcribed commands spoken to Google Assistant. Amazon contractors transcribed the demands users made of Alexa.

Because the complex of AI tools and human review exists in this feedback loop, the stakes only get higher as companies improve voice assistants, asking us to embed them deeper into daily life. Amazon has patented technology that would allow its speakers to assess users’ emotional states and adjust their responses accordingly. Google filed a patent that would enable its speakers to respond to the sounds of users brushing their teeth and eating. Voice assistants are already being tested in police stationsclassrooms, and hospitals.

The effect is that our tools will know more and more about us as we know less and less about them. In a recent article for The New Yorker on the risks of automation, the Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain coined the phrase intellectual debt: the phenomenon by which we readily accept new technology into our lives, only bothering to learn how it works after the fact. Essentially, buy first, ask questions later. This is the second feedback loop grinding onward alongside the first, a sort of automation-procrastination complex. As voice assistants become an integral part of health care and law enforcement, we accrue more intellectual debt in more aspects of life. As technology gets smarter, we will know less about it.

The past two years have seen an increase not just in smart technology, but in calls for overhauling user privacy. As a result, privacy has become somewhat of a deflection tactic in the tech industry. As part of marketing strategies, Facebook, Google, and Amazon have claimed that they protect our privacy, even as they record users while they have sex or speak with their doctors. Facebook promised to turn over a new leaf in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s evasive, unsatisfying Capitol Hill testimony. Apple even made privacy part of its 2019 marketing campaign: “Privacy. That’s

iPhone.” But privacy alone won’t solve this. It’s just as important for consumers to know how our devices work to begin with

https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/08/people-are-starting-realize-how-voice-assistants-actually-work/159229/

 

SATELLITES: Space-To-Space Wars Increasingly Put Satellites At Risk And Threaten Earthly Intelligence

https://newsneni.com/2927/space-to-space-wars-increasingly-put-satellites-at-risk-and-threaten-earthly-intelligence/

SECURITY: Fingerprints of 1M Exposed in Public Biometrics Database

The data was primarily collected from the 6,000-plus organizations that utilize BioStar 2. That includes several U.S.-based businesses, such as Union Member House, Lits Link, Phoenix Medical, and more. Also impacted was data collected by the UK metropolitan police.

https://threatpost.com/fingerprints-of-1m-exposed-in-public-biometrics-database/147345/

SECURITY: They’re coming for your camera! New ransomware attack in play

https://en.softonic.com/articles/ransomware-camera-attack

 

SURVEILLANCE: Ohio City Replacing ShotSpotter Surveillance with More Intrusive WiFi Tech

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/ohio-city-replacing-shotspotter-surveillance-with-more-intrusive-wifi-tech.html

 

SURVEILLANCETech Versus Human Rights

As the problematic statistics with facial recognition show, there is too much risk of error to let these tools further threaten human rights worldwide.

https://www.fairobserver.com/business/technology/ai-facial-recognition-technology-china-human-rights-news-88121/

 

SMART HOMES: Ikea accelerates smart home investment with dedicated unit

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/ikea-accelerates-smart-home-investment-with-dedicated-unit–1304879

SMART METERS: Fairfield’s transcendental meditators lead opposition to Alliant Energy’s smart meters

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2019/06/27/iowa-transcendental-meditation-fairfield-alliant-energy-smart-meters-maharishi-vedic-radio-radiation/1559247001/

SMART METERSShuswap resident on disability fights BC Hydro smart metre installation

https://www.revelstokereview.com/news/shuswap-resident-on-disability-fights-bc-hydro-smart-metre-installation/

SMART METERS MAINE: Intense questioning fails to pierce CMP explanation: ‘The usage is the usage’ Nearly two years after a new billing system triggered thousands of complaints, the utility is sticking its story – most high bills ultimately were a result of customers using more power than they realized.

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/18/intense-questioning-fails-to-pierce-cmp-explanation-high-bills-are-caused-by-high-usage/

UTILITIES: General Electric plunges most in 11 years amid fraud accusation

Fraud claims facing GE are ‘bigger than Enron’

https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/205681/general-electric-plunges-most-in-11-years-amid-fraud-accusation/

UTILITIES: Lake Tahoe utility companies to cut power during extreme fire danger

https://www.energycentral.com/news/lake-tahoe-utility-companies-cut-power-during-extreme-fire-danger

UTILITIES CA: California OKs $100M SDG&E commercial EV charging plan, testing electric buses as grid assets

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/california-oks-100m-sdge-commercial-ev-charging-plan-testing-electric-bu/561071/

UTILITIES: CABankruptcy judge maintains PG&E exclusivity and allows Tubbs fire victims to sue

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/bankruptcy-judge-maintains-pge-exclusivity-and-allows-tubbs-fire-victims-t/561167/

UTILITIES: FPL low-income program helps less than 1 percent of customers cut energy use

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-fpl-low-income-energy-reduction-20190816-sitwhtsxknhgtn3ljl7piqyqey-story.html

UTILITIES FL: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-argenziano-fpl-confuse-electricity-20190816-726zb6wr6jc2rl2sq4ewjumswa-story.html

 

UTILITIES: Power shutoffs could prevent wildfires, but at what cost to the elderly and disabled?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-17/california-utilities-power-outages-wildfires

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Letter from a Danish reader – calling a spade a spade


A correspondent writes after received my latest news bulletin 14 Aug 2019

Hi I admire and respect the work you do.

Let me add something me and my daughter talked about. We talked about the phrase “electric sensitivity ” which is the way the politicians and others name or frame the issue of the fact that they want to not accept that radiation from cell phones, towers, antennas, smart meters and 5g is damaging to us all. (About) the sensitivity we actually all have … a lot of people just haven’t realized what is causing their health problems. In Denmark 50% of the population have problems that force them to take precautions every day. That is 3 million people. (I think this is a little high – Ed.)
Just the thought…….so I hope I could be of some help.  We think that we should bury the phrase and talk about the danger of the radiation in another way.  We propose ” radiation” . My best wishes for us all. Ulla
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Patricia Burke – Aug 13, 14, EMF TECH and UTILITY NEWS OVERVIEW (USA)


Alliance for Natural Health has a 5G action item today, under 5G

EVENT: Thursday, 15th August at 12 noon EST (9 AM PST or 5 PM GMT) Lloyd Burrell interviewing author Martine Negro.

For my next interview I’m delighted to welcome veteran Oriental mind-body health practitioner Martine Negro.

Hacking The Wellbeing Code – Through Energetic Intelligence

https://www.electricsense.com/hacking-wellbeing-code/

EVENT: 5G CRISIS  free on-line summit

The 5G Wireless Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-5g-wireless-crisis-awareness-accountability-summit/5683693

 

 ATTACHED I (Lloyd) am proud to send you the attached paper on Carcinogenicity; Children and Reproduction; Related Observations, Implications and Strengths of Current Evidence;  Challenges to Research, from Rapid Technological Advances; Gaps in Applying Current Evidence; and Policy Recommendations on the Evidence to Date.

Tony Miller, led our group and deserves special congratulations (ab.miller@sympatico.ca).

Feel free to forward this paper on to anyone you feel will be interested.

I would appreciate any comments you may have.

With my best regards, L. Lloyd Morgan Senior Research Fellow

Environmental Health Trust, http://www.environmentalhealthtrust.org/

AND:
Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices

Miller AB, Sears ME, Morgan LL, Davis DL, Hardell L, Oremus M and Soskolne CL (2019) Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices. Front. Public Health 7:223. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00223.

Open access paper: http://bit.ly/2TsUNlN

ATTACHED SMART METERS AMI: Attached are PUC testimony of atty and CPA Fred Swartz showing that the customers of Alliant Energy (one of the main IOU’s in Wisconsin and Iowa) will lose $150 million over 15 years with Alliant Energy’s AMI program, and that Alliant’s claim that it will gain $78 million are not accurate.  3 documents

 

RESOURCE:  Many good artcles!!!!
EMR Aware Newsletter – July August http://www.emraware.com/newsletter_july_august_2019.html

AI: AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data

Pay for the data and store it in a blockchain-protected system.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/ai-researchers-have-a-plan-to-pay-patients-for-data/

ANTENNAS: Panicked Nuns’ Island residents afraid of cell phone antennas fight to have them removed

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/08/12/news/panicked-nuns-island-residents-afraid-cell-phone-antennas-fight-have-them-removed

CELLPHONES SCHOOLS WIFI CHILDREN

CELLPHONES: Cellphones in jails – Hi-tech, hand-held gizmos to track presence of e-gadgets

These high-end gadgets can detect electronic items like mobile phones even if switched-off and hidden behind bricks and concrete

The days of prison inmates using cell phones to plan and execute crimes, issue threats and make extortion calls from behind bars may soon be over in Uttar Pradesh.

The Yogi Adityanath government is all set to procure and deploy state-of-the-art Non-Linear Junction Detectors (NLJDs) in prisons across the state, officials said. The move follows the installation of mobile phone jammers and solar power systems to keep these jammers running 24×7, installation of CCTV cameras, pressing hand held, deep search metal detectors, as well as pole metal detection systems into service in jails.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/cellphones-in-jails-hi-tech-hand-held-gizmos-to-track-presence-of-e-gadgets/story-Mwe0qWVSj1H7ZXg3qkT20J.html

CHILDREN: Psychologist gives advice for parents on managing children’s cellphone use

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/psychologist-gives-advice-for-parents-on-managing-childrens-cellphone-use

CHILDREN: Petition to Pampers: Stop wireless diapers!

https://www.change.org/p/pampers-tell-pampers-wireless-smart-baby-diapers-are-not-safe-6b007537-5f8e-410e-9c8c-6da0eed287f5

CHILDREN: Chronic Childhood Conditions: Exploring Causations & Solutions – Carla Atherton – 1 of 10  29 minutes video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8NmO-5ENuk

Chronic Childhood Conditions: Exploring Causations & Solutions – Richard Lear – 2 of 10  20 minute video

Richard is founder of Search for the Cause; founder of Heroics; and Chairman of Greenwave, which offers power line EMI (dirty electricity) filters and meters for homes, schools and business. He has worked in the technology space since 1992 and has founded five Silicon Valley-based businesses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax8D84R3KU4

SCHOOLS: Should there be a law against cellphones in schools?

https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/should-there-be-a-law-against-cell-phones-policies-in-schools

ECONOMICS: 

The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy 1 ¾ hours

INDUSTRY

Published on Feb 13, 2018

The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system.
A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a driverless mobility internet, all connected to the Internet of Things embedded across society and the environment.
This 21st century smart digital infrastructure is giving rise to a radical new sharing economy that is transforming the way we manage, power and move economic life. But with climate change now ravaging the planet, it needs to happen fast. Change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX3M8Ka9vUA

FCC: FCC Authorizes $121 Million In Rural Broadband Funding In 16 States

Public Notice  |  Federal Communications Commission Description: https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/f2egfHXUhWEE1JF3ZuKB3OkMv2zao5Owfc_frWFUt8J7ig0J-iqexO9-pOZQN3WqQmo8B4k8cbrlUWlewjnKQMgZ8xOUI7HO-i8f3g8G0kXpl6xo5Q=s0-d-e1-ft#https://www.benton.org/sites/default/files/external-link-small.png

The Federal Communications Commission authorized over $121 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 36,579 unserved rural homes and businesses in 16 states, representing the fourth wave of support from 2018’s successful Connect America Fund Phase II auction. The FCC has already authorized three waves of funding in May, June, and July. Aug 12’s action brings total authorized funding to over $924 million, expanding connectivity to 342,097 homes and businesses; additional rounds will be authorized in the coming months. Funding applications approved by the FCC Aug 12 include:

  • Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries, which is owned by the Northern Arapaho Tribe, is receiving $4.1 million to deploy service to 849 homes and businesses on the Wind River Reservation in WY, all of which will get access to service delivering Gigabit speeds
  • Tri-Co Connections is receiving $32.3 million to deploy Gigabit service to over 7,015 homes and businesses in rural PA over its fiber network
  • Midcontinent Communications is receiving $39 million to deploy service to 9,371 homes and businesses in rural MN, ND, and SD, all of which will get service delivering speeds of at least 100 Mbps downstream/20 Mbps upstream
  • Citynet West Virginia will receive $6.5 million over the next decade to deliver Gigabit service over its fiber network to 898 homes and businesses in rural WV

https://www.benton.org/headlines/fcc-authorizes-121-million-rural-broadband-funding-16-states

FCC: Keetoowahs lead successful challenge to FCC rule

A Tahlequah-based tribe triumphed in its challenge of a Federal Communications Commission rule found by a federal appeals court to have circumvented historic preservation and environmental laws.

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians led the legal challenge to the rule that would have exempted from tribal consultation provisions the siting of small cell towers. The rule was adopted in March 2018 in an effort to modernize “wireless infrastructure regulations” and facilitate “network densification” and the expansion of 5G networks.

“Those financial incentives are gone, and we expect our fee restrictions to continue greatly diminishing unnecessary and costly delays,” Carr said. “I’m also pleased that the court affirmed our accelerated timelines for reviews. Already, these reforms have resulted in significant new builds.”

It is unclear as of press time if the ruling was retroactive in respect to any consulting fees for projects that had yet to be paid to tribes before the case made its way into court.

“When we consulted we sent a crew of qualified people out, so we were earning our money. It made a tremendous economic impact on our tribe,” said UKB Assistant Chief Jamie Thompson, who has also been heavily involved in the case. “Therefore, I hope that these inspections can be retroactive because we have documented every one that came through since this case started and since our funding was shut off. We’ve completed them, we just haven’t been paid for them.”

https://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/news/keetoowahs-lead-successful-challenge-to-fcc-rule/article_ac685999-6b69-50e7-b37d-7c41e51ae4ba.html

FCC: US court hampers FCC small cell plan

US judges delivered a blow to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to cut red tape around the deployment of small cells, ruling installations could not bypass environmental and historical preservation reviews.

A US appeals court, which had been considering proposals designed to speed-up deployment of technology deemed vital to 5G networks, concluded: “The Commission failed to justify its confidence that small cell deployments pose little-to-no cognisable religious, cultural or environmental risk, particularly given the vast number of proposed deployments”.

The judges did, however, pass several provisions in the FCC’s wider proposal. These included clauses preventing parties demanding upfront fees before reviewing proposed sites, and an accelerated timeline for reviews. Some elements of the FCC’s plans were not addressed in the case.

https://www.mobileworldlive.com/featured-content/top-three/us-court-hampers-fcc-small-cell-plan/

5G: ACTIIVISM, CAUTION, OPPOSITION

5G Crackdown? AUGUST 13, 2019 ACTION ITEM

More and more concerned citizens are asking tough questions about the safety of 5G wireless networks. Are big tech companies trying to quash their dissent? Action Alert!

Over the last few months, we’ve been reporting on the planned deployment of 5G wireless networks and some of the health and safety issues that are being swept under the rug by telecom companies and their enthusiasts in the government. Some communities, like Sacramento, California, have already seen the installation of “small cell” towers near homes. When activists in Sacramento started speaking out, it appears as though YouTube and other sites have silenced their criticisms of 5G.

Noah Davidson, an activist in Sacramento, noticed his young nieces started experiencing health problems after Verizon installed a small cell just 45 feet from their home. Other members of the community also started experiencing adverse effects after small cells were installed. Davidson has worked to start a grassroots movement to raise awareness about 5G in the community and to work with telecom companies to establish an opt-out program for those who do not want 5G in their neighborhood.

In so doing, it appears as though Davidson has incurred the wrath of the Internet censors. His account wasapparently suspended, without explanation, by YouTube. One of the two videos on his YouTube account was footage of Sacramento activists speaking at a city council meeting. This seems deeply suspicious. YouTube is owned by Google, a company that we know is aggressively censoring content on dubious grounds. It doesn’t seem outlandish to conclude that Google and YouTube are quashing dissent about a technology they want to see implemented across the United States.

Activists are not the only ones advising us to pump the breaks on 5G. A group of hundreds of scientists from around the world recently sent a letter to the United Nations and the World Health Organization warning of “serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by electric and wireless devices.” The scientists explain that EMF “affects living organisms at levels well below most international guidelines,” causing increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in free radicals, genetic damage, changes to the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, and neurological disorders.

We must keep speaking out about this crucial public health issue in defiance of the censors and the crony capitalists railroading us into accepting this technology with no questions asked.

Our previous articles have covered some of the other dangers associated with 5G networks. For example, 5G utilizes millimeter waves—a shorter wavelength than the current 4G networks in use. Millimeter wavelengths have been used in crowd control devices that shoot high-powered millimeter waves that make the target feel like their skin is burning. Other research has shown that our sweat ducts can act like antennas for the shorter millimeter waves, meaning we absorb more of this energy into our bodies.

Keep in mind that we will be exposed to EMF generated by wireless devices on an unprecedented scale for two reasons. First, short millimeter waves cannot travel as far as longer waves, which is why many more “small cell” units must be installed to create a 5G network. Some neighborhoods would see dozens of small cells installed, all of them emitting microwave radiation. Second, the sheer number of wireless devices will increase. More and more systems are becoming wireless, or will become reliant on wireless technology. “Smart cities” will use wireless networks to collect and analyze data about the environment, traffic, water, transit, lighting, waste management, security, and parking. Millimeter-wave-emitting devices will saturate our environment, and the fact that we’re plunging head-first into deploying this technology without knowing the health consequences is shocking.

Action Alert! Write to the FCC and Congress, urging them to stop the spread of 5G until its safety can be determined. Please send your message immediately. 

CLICK BUTTON AT LINK TO SEND

https://anh-usa.org/5g-crackdown/

5G: Judge Overturns 5G Deregulation Court Case – FCC Still Wants to Install It Everywhere Despite Increasing Opposition and No Proof It’s Safe

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/judge-overturns-5g-deregulation-court-case-fcc-still-wants-to-install-it-everywhere-despite-increasing-opposition-and-no-proof-its-safe.html

Re-posting: Guest Blog from Dr. Don Maisch, Australia: ‘Are community concerns over the 5G network rollout based on unfounded anxiety or valid evidence?’

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/guest-blog-from-dr-don-maisch-australia-are-community-concerns-over-the-5g-network-rollout-based-on-unfounded-anxiety-or-valid-evidence/

5G: 5G cell towers could be coming to your front yard. Here’s why Pensacola can’t stop them

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2019/08/13/pensacola-5-g-cell-towers-city-says-has-no-say-over-small-cell-nodes/1989821001/

5G: Federal 5G Rules Raise Concern for Berks County, Pa., Leaders

The loss of local control around the placement of so-called small cell antennas and questions about their long-term health risks is getting pushback from at least one commissioner and some state lawmakers.

https://www.govtech.com/network/Federal-5G-Rules-Raise-Concern-for-Berks-County-Pa-Leaders.html

5G: Brussels becomes first major city to ban 5G wireless connection By Stella Byrd – April 5, 2019

https://imherald.com/2019/04/05/brussels-becomes-first-major-city-to-ban-5g-wireless-connection/)

 

5G ACTION ITEM: Dear friends,

The Neighborhood Antenna Pledge

As you recall, the wireless companies are asking the FCC to change the “OTARD” rule to allow them to place their powerful radiation-emitting antennas on private homes. (Watch the video about this.) The FCC and the OTARD Rule  3 ¼ minutes

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXQ-K8dYyvU
One way to push back against this idea, while educating your neighbors about the whole 5G issue, is the Neighborhood Antenna Pledge.
We’ve developed a cover letter you can share with your neighbors, and a simple petition you can circulate among them. (Download the documents from the ToolKit).

https://mailchi.mp/9832258610ba/take-action-tuesday-the-neighborhood-antenna-pledge?e=2842871094

5G: 4G, fake 5G and real 5G – know the differences 

What is of particular interest here is the situation in Spain and most notably Australia: who have obviously invested heavily in the latest 4G LTE CA/MIMO/QAM enabled infrastructure in that they are getting 950Mbps or almost 1Gbps download speeds on 4G LTE which is higher than their 5G implementation which is yielding 792Mbps.  Both 4G and 5G speeds are significantly higher than that of the UK and in Spain they have virtual parity between 4G and 5G in terms of performance.  All of this strongly indicates that the fake 5G implementation in all areas outside of the US are in fact essentially using 4G LTE technology and just re-badging it as 5G.  This is something of a rip-off for UK consumers as they could have easily just updated the 4G LTE network to get the same or better speeds than with 5G without customers having to update phones and contracts.  If the government were genuinely interested in fast mobile broadband they could have made additional spectrum available for 4G LTE in the sub-6Ghz ranges and left any future 5G roll-out in the highly controversial mmWave spectrum where it belongs.

This confusion between fake 5G and real 5G is open to gross abuse and manipulation by the telcoms.  For instance there is a rapidly growing public movement against the roll out of real 5G across the world, but in the UK and Europe at least, because what is being launched is really 4G LTE with additional spectrum in the sub-6Ghz range then there will not be any significant changes to any health or environmental risks and there is a chance the protest will appear to be a great big nothing burger and conspiracy theory.  That will place us in a dangerous situation because after the unsuccessful protests against fake 5G, the real 5GmmWave  tech will be rolled out at a later date and when that happens the public will have already used up a lot of its credibility in protesting the roll out of fake 5G.   That’s not to say that aggressive use of Carrier Aggregation, Massive MIMO and QAM might not make 4G masts and phones far more dangerous.  We need to take extensive readings from out existing 4G networks and then compare them to the new Fake 5G masts as they are rolled out.

We need to be measuring, questioning and examining our increased use of wireless technologies in general and these are things that we urgently need to address, but the public also need to be quite clear about the precise nature of their concerns and demonstrate that they are fully aware of the differences in technologies being put forward and the different kind of threats that they pose.  We can’t run the risk of crying wolf against a more benign technology if it will leave us with less credibility when it comes to resisting the more dangerous forms of high frequency mmWave 5G which will be coming to the UK and Europe within the next two to three years.

https://communityoperatingsystem.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/4g-fake-5g-and-real-5g-know-the-differences/

5G INDUSTRY POLITICS

5G TECHNET WADES INTO 5G FIGHT OVER DEFENSE BILL — Trade group TechNet, which counts AT&T and Verizon among members, is sounding the alarm over language in the Senate defense bill, S. 1790, ordering the Defense Department to create a test-bed program for “innovative technologies and techniques to facilitate” spectrum sharing between 5G service providers and incumbent airwaves occupants. As John reported last month , wireless heavyweights view this language as a Pentagon power grab over 5G and are lobbying to strip it from the bill before the House and Senate settle on a consensus version. “Granting this new authority to DOD would mark a significant policy shift by the federal government,” TechNet wrote congressional negotiators Monday, noting that the FCC traditionally oversees private-sector use of American airwaves. _AXIOS

 

5G IRELAND: Vodafone launches 5G services in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0813/1068557-vodafone-5g-launch/

5G: The essential 5G glossary of key terms and phrases

To understand 5G, go beyond the hype and into various elements that encompass the new technology. This glossary of 5G keywords explains what 5G is and how its new features work.

https://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/feature/The-essential-5G-glossary-of-key-terms-and-phrases

IOT: WINDGO Granted IoT Wearable Products Patent

New WINDGO Technology Designed for Smart Diapers and Bandages.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/windgo-granted-iot-wearable-products-130000266.html

IOTIssues To Keep In Mind When Disposing Of IoT Devices

“Privacy leaks in smart devices: Extracting data from used smart home devices,” is research recently shared at a gathering of security experts. According to Voxy, the research found that consumers are not properly wiping away the data stored on IoT devices when they dispose of them. This data can include things like WiFi credentials and user information. It can also include information pertaining to the certain device and how it was used. For example, vacuum cleaning robot store maps of the routes they take during cleaning, the history of their cleaning practices and log files.

One of those involved in the research, Dennis Giese, a cyber researcher and doctoral student, found that the majority of IoT devices have poor factory reset procedures. He says that when a user implements a factory reset of their device before recycling or selling the device, that majority of that data will stay on the device more times than not.

https://www.cleanlink.com/news/article/Issues-To-Keep-In-Mind-When-Disposing-Of-IoT-Devices–24279

OTHER TELECOM: How Do We Measure Broadband?

https://www.benton.org/blog/how-do-we-measure-broadband_

 

OTHER TELECOMFilling America’s broadband gaps: The LIFT America Act

https://www.aei.org/publication/filling-americas-broadband-gaps-the-lift-america-act/

OTHER TECH: CONGRESS GOES BACK TO SCHOOL — About 100 Hill staffers working on tech policy issues are gathering for a two-day crash course on business, legal and technological developments affecting the tech world. (On the agenda: sessions on privacy, GDPR and CCPA, FTC enforcement, algorithmic bias, content moderation, antitrust, facial recognition software and “the dark net.”) Axios

 

HEALTH RF: The Austrian Parliament asks for evaluation of 5G and health – do not hold your breath

Reading description of this project, available on the website of the Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, provides the proverbial “bucket of cold water”.

It appears that the “evaluation” will likely be nothing new but recap of the existing mantra:

“…In a first step, an inventory of current expert opinions of international aggregators such as the WHO and exemplary national committees will be compiled. These are presented in such a way that the respective areas of validity (which mobile communication generation etc.) are identified. In a second step, the corresponding meta-studies of these internationally recognized and scientifically high-ranking committees on the health consequences of EMF will be summarized taking into account different levels of evidence (verification, evidence, hypotheses, ambiguous findings, gaps in knowledge).…”

his means that the “new analysis” will just reanalyze what “WHO and exemplary national committees” already said. Interestingly, the description does not mention ICNIRP, the most powerful influencer that one would expect to be singled out as an “exemplary” committee. After all, the mentioned WHO is “the front” for the ICNIRP opinions.

In summary, it seems that the “Austrian Parliament’s enterprise” will be nothing new. No new analysis of the science on 5G radiation and health. Just re-packaging of the same old ICNIRP-mantra.

Update based on information from Prof. Mosgoeller

The overview of the project presented above indeed does not mention any specific organization besides the WHO. However, in the workpackages of the project, there is a more detailed description of what organizations are considered as “exemplary national committees” or “internationally recognized and scientifically high-ranking committees“. These include the same old “culprits”: ICNIRP, SCENIHR, BfS and the already defunct AGNIR.

https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/the-austrian-parliament-asks-for-evaluation-of-5g-and-health-do-not-hold-your-breath/

HEALTH: Ultrasound Research  11 minute video

Published on Nov 28, 2012

This report was televised by CNN in 1993 after the research findings were reported in the Journal of Nurse Midwifery. Here you will witness first-hand the cellular changes that occurred after one exposure of ultrasound energy and the early warnings of caution about the use of this energy on developing fetal tissue. Those early warnings were unheeded and the safety of ultrasound energy has yet to be conducted in a double-blind controlled trial even though its use is now a standard prenatal practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8szqgtX_GQ

HEALTH OT: INDUSTRY CITES 3M EXPERIMENT THAT EXPOSED CANCER PATIENTS TO PFAS TO CLAIM THE CHEMICALS AREN’T SO BAD

 https://theintercept.com/2019/08/12/3m-cancer-patient-study/

HEALTH: Want To Transform Your Gut Health? Free On-Line Summit

Mark your calendars for September 2-7 and join Dr. Jay and Dr. Todd on The Gut Transformation Summit.

https://guttransformationsummit.com/gts/microbe/

 

HOUSING: Intro to All Electric Multifamily Housing Design 

Intro to All Electric Multifamily Housing Design – Free CE Webinar

GreenHome Institute

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (EDT)

Come learn from the most experienced zero-carbon multi-family designer in North America, Sean Armstrong of Redwood Energy, as he discusses heat pump hot tubs in Hawaii, Passive House mid-rises in Pennsylvania, 11 stories of 100% solar-powered apartments in our nation’s capital, and case studies throughout California. The course is a technical deep dive for practitioners, with a discussion of specific products and design strategies to enable you to succeed in the new design challenge of humanity–living fossil-fuel free.

Lessons Learned
1. Learn the safety and health benefits from eliminating combustive and polluting fossil fuels in buildings
2. Identify how to provide resiliency and protect the welfare of tenants during energy outages with various types of battery backup
3. Familiarize yourself with the breadth and depth of all-electric product offerings, from HVAC and DHW to landscaping and outdoor “fire” places
4. Identify the cost savings and dramatic efficiency gains from building all-electric

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-all-electric-multifamily-housing-design-free-ce-webinar-tickets-67999736041

POLITICS INTERNATIONAL US vs. CHINA: All signs point to a decades-long cold war with China, one reshaping global alliances, politics and economies, Axios CEO Jim VandeHei reports.

  • Why it matters: The trade war is but a very small skirmish in a much bigger and wider battle for global dominance. It’s easier to see this cold war turn hot than turn off. And, for the first time, you can see the possibility of China and America decoupling — creating two distinct, rival global systems and power structures.

The big picture: Beyond trade, the two superpowers are competing on intellectual property and technological mastery, political influence across the developing world via economic assistance (China’s Belt and Road Initiative), diplomatic agreements, multinational institutions (Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank) and military sales (missiles, subs, drones, training).

  • Collectively, this translates to a competition of political systems — a new Cold War.
  • One of the clearest manifestations of this is in tech: The internet is “splitting in two,” as The Wall Street Journal put it, and giant companies from the U.S. and China are racing for advantages, hidden and overt, around the world.

Between the lines … Bill Bishop of Sinocism tells me that President Xi Jinping and his team have concluded that China is far too reliant on the U.S. for technology and agriculture.

  • So they have accelerated efforts to become self-sufficient, while also diversifying their reliance away from the U.S.
  • Even if there is a trade deal, that shift will not reverse.

Now, China is blaming Washington for its own economic and internal strains:

  • The N.Y. Times reports from Beijing that “hostility toward America,” by Chinese officials and state-run news organizations, “has escalated … in tandem with two of China’s big problems: a slowing economy complicated by trade tensions and turbulence in Hong Kong that has no end in sight.”
  • “Beijing also does not appear to see an end to its differences with Washington over the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, which was blacklisted by the Trump administration as a security threat,” The Times added.

What’s next: In November, it’ll be 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989. For most of that time, the U.S. had no real rival for global supremacy. Now, America is in a fight it could lose.

  • “All roads used to lead to Rome. Now they lead to Beijing,” Oxford professor of global history Peter Frankopan writes in “The New Silk Roads,” out in March.
  • “We are living in the Asian century already.”

The bottom line: The U.S. lost its way after the Cold War, creating a crossroads similar to the one after World War II: a multi-decade civilizational struggle.

  • Go deeperThe forever trade war,” by Axios Markets editor Dion Rabouin-AXIOS

LINKS TO: https://www.axios.com/us-china-trade-war-forever-donald-trump-xi-jinping-c6028d2c-a896-4b0c-81ae-f3a86c766b43.html

 

PRIVACYAT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Blasted For Data Privacy Policies

https://threatpost.com/att-t-mobile-sprint-verizon-blasted-data-privacy/147242/

PRIVACY: 4 Dating Apps Pinpoint Users’ Precise Locations – and Leak the Data

https://threatpost.com/4-dating-apps-pinpoint-precise-locations/147247/

 

SATELLITES: Space Wars Threaten Earthly Intelligence

We depend on satellites for all sorts of information. They’re increasingly at risk.

https://slate.com/technology/2019/08/space-militarization-earth-observation-satellites.html

SURVEILLANCE; Can gunshot detection technology mitigate mass shootings?

Security company ShotSpotter is bombarded by requests from fearful cities. But authorities question tech-based solutions.

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/can-gunshot-detection-technology-mitigate-mass-shootings/560788/

SURVEILLANCE: Emails show FBI and police are monitoring Oregon anti-pipeline activists

The emails circulated by the task force include activists’ social media posts, emails and rally announcements.

https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/08/13/emails-show-fbi-and-police-are-monitoring-oregon-anti-pipeline-activists/

TRANSPORTATION:  Whistleblowers Report New Cars Are Vulnerable To Hacking And Thousands Could Die Because Of It

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/whistleblowers-report-new-cars-are-vulnerable-to-hacking-and-thousands-could-die-because-of-it.html

 

TRANSPORTATION Foreign Automakers Increase Sales By 7,855 In July In USA, US Automakers Don’t Report Sales

Tesla has never published monthly sales data, and even its quarterly reports don’t break out sales by country. Ford Motor Company and GM stopped publishing monthly sales data last year, switching to quarterly reports. And this was the first month in which Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) ceased its monthly sales reports, not giving any insight into what happened with its various brands in July.

Brands covered by Ford Motor Company, GM, and FCA include: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Ram, and Alfa Romeo. That’s right — we no longer have monthly sales data for any of those automobile brands.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/12/foreign-automakers-increase-sales-by-7855-in-july-in-usa-us-automakers-dont-report-sales/

(younger generations are not buying cars, and should anyone assume that they will buy autonomous vehicles?)

 

TRANSPORTATION:  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION KILLED A SELF-DRIVING CAR COMMITTEE — AND DIDN’T TELL MEMBERS

An all-star team of transpo bigwigs had just one meeting before the DOT went radio silent

The Trump administration quietly terminated an Obama-era federal committee on automation in transportation earlier this year, the Department of Transportation confirmed to The Verge this week. What’s more, the DOT never informed some members that the advisory group didn’t exist anymore, including Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Zipcar founder Robin Chase, Apple vice president Lisa Jackson, and even the committee’s own vice chair, The Verge has learned.

The committee’s dissolution comes at a critical moment in the development of automated vehicles in the United States. During the two-plus years that it sat dormant, multiplecompanies have rolled out small commercial fleets of automated vehicles that perform a variety of tasks. Big money is pouring into some of the most visible companies in the space. And there’s been a human cost, too: one of Uber’s prototype autonomous vehicleskilled a pedestrian in Arizona in 2018, and at least two people were killed while using Tesla’s Autopilot suite of driver assistance systems.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/9/20791454/trump-obama-autonomous-self-driving-car-group-apple-zipcar-uber-lyft

 

SMART THINGS AND UTILITIES

 

SMART THINGS: ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Alexa, how much more energy will you need? 6 coal plants

Haley Weiss, E&E News reporter

Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and video streaming devices typically are energy efficient, but they can cause energy use to spike dramatically when connected to televisions without a remote control, according to a new study.

https://www.eenews.net/energywire/stories/1060934361?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eenews.net%2Fstories%2F1060934361

(need subscription)

SMART METERS AUS: Western Power Selects Itron to Modernize Electricity Delivery in Australia With an Advanced Grid Solution

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/western-power-selects-itron-modernize-200500616.html

 

SMART HOMES10 ways connected technology has changed the homes we live in

From tablets and laptops to smart televisions, the 21st century household is often packed with gadgets and devices.

CNBC takes a look at 10 technological developments that have become integral parts of many people’s home lives.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/13/ten-ways-connected-technology-has-changed-the-homes-we-live-in.html

 

UTILITIES (SURVEILLANCE) : Energy Atlas: A Geospatial Tool to Combat Climate Change 

Since 2014, the CPUC has been part of a group of state and local agencies to support the development of the Energy Atlas, a geospatial analytical tool developed by UCLA’s California Center for Sustainable Communities Institute of the Environment. The Energy Atlas is the largest set of disaggregated energy data in the nation, and uses energy consumption data at the building level, combined with public records, to reveal previously undetectable patterns about how people, buildings and cities use energy. The tool helps regional planners and decision makers more effectively target energy program interventions and develop policies to mitigate and prepare for climate change. Originally limited in scope to Los Angeles County, CPUC Decision (D.)18-05-041 (Ordering Paragraph 32) directs the utilities to expand the Energy Atlas to all IOU territories statewide.101. 102

101 Please see the following link for the text of D.18-05-041:

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Published/G000/M215/K706/215706139.PDF

102 The Energy Atlas is a free, public tool that is available at http://www.energyatlas.ucla.edu/.

https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/uploadedFiles/CPUCWebsite/Content/About_Us/Organization/Divisions/Office_of_Governmental_Affairs/Legislation/2019/CPUC%20Smart%20Grid%20Annual%20Report%202018.pdf

UTILITIES:  ELECTRICITY QUOTE: (courtesy Andrew M.)
Naturally, the earth cannot be use as the intended return path to clear a fault because its high resistance (one billion times that of copper, IEEE Std. 142 Section 2.2.8) will only allow a few (1 to 10) amperes to flow back to the source [250-2(d) and 250-54].
https://www.mikeholt.com/technical-grounding-Ground-Rod-Does-Not-Assist-in-Clearing-a-Fault-(01-25-2K).php

UTILITIES: Bloom Energy Warns of Slower Growth Ahead Amid Market Uncertainty

The Silicon Valley-based company is struggling to achieve something no publicly traded fuel cell maker has yet accomplished: an annual profit.

The company has also been under scrutiny for misrepresenting its financial status in public statements. In the midst of its IPO, CEO Sridhar told MarketWatch that Bloom would be “cash-flow positive and GAAP-profitable this year.” Bloom press representatives soon walked that back to “Bloom Energy expects to be GAAP-profitable at the operating level, and thus cash-flow positive, this year, not net profitable.”

In November 2018, Axios revealed that Bloom’s IPO filing and first quarterly earnings report had failed to mention an expected $100 million to $150 million cost to replace many of the fuel cells making up its 30-megawatt fleet for Delmarva Power in Delaware, its largest deployment. Bloom’s response stated that the incremental cost for replacing the systems would be covered by future savings.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/bloom-energy-narrows-losses-in-second-quarter

UTILITIES INDUSTRY: (barf alert)

https://www.energycioinsights.com/news/internet-of-things-webbing-a-luxurious-sustainable-lifestyle-through-efficient-energy-solutions-nwid-722.html

UTILITIES CANADA INDUSTRY: Canada invests $3 million in smart grid project

https://www.energycentral.com/news/canada-invests-3-million-smart-grid-project-0

UTILITIES CASDG&E buys a $600K tactical command vehicle to help fight wildfires

https://www.energycentral.com/news/sdge-buys-600k-tactical-command-vehicle-help-fight-wildfires

UTILITIES NEW YORKIn blackout’s wake, bill could shine light on utilities

https://www.energycentral.com/news/blackouts-wake-bill-could-shine-light-utilities

UTILTIES UK: Lessons from the Massive United Kingdom Power Outage

Another major power outage, this time affecting the United Kingdom’s National Grid, causes public outrage and many unanswered questions. What can we learn, and relearn, from this incident?

Not a Cyber Attack – According to Authorities

The Daily Mail (UK) announced that the government has launched an investigation into causes of this blackout.

“Fury at power cut that brought Britain to its knees: Government launches probe into mystery simultaneous failure of wind farm and gas-fired power station as officials insist there is ‘no evidence’ of a cyber attack

  • Blackouts were reported in London and the South East yesterday, as well as Midlands and the North East
  • The chaos was caused by a gas-fired power station and a wind farm both going off-line yesterday afternoon
  • Trains across the country ground to a halt as a result of the power loss, which caused knock-on delays
  • Energy watchdog Ofgem has called for an urgent report from the National Grid about yesterday’s chaos

https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/lessons-from-the-massive-uk-power-outage.html

UTILITIES: Studies Delay Solar Development in Both R.I. and Mass.

If cluster studies find projects cause cumulative impacts on regional power grid, renewable-energy developers will need to conduct transmission studies

The approval process for large renewable-energy projects is expected to take longer because of fears about the burden of solar and offshore wind on the region’s electricity transmission system.

In meetings this summer, National Grid and ISO New England, the operator of the regional electric grid, told renewable-energy developers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island that the application review for connecting to the grid would be extended while studies of regional power transmission systems are conducted.

https://www.ecori.org/renewable-energy/2019/8/12/e5ez4gnlp96ol5la861cgo2berq22r

UTILITIESClimate change brings urgency to debate over Detroit’s grid resilience

As recent blackouts bring grid resilience back to the forefront, stakeholders have different views on solutions.

https://energynews.us/2019/08/13/midwest/climate-change-brings-urgency-to-debate-over-detroits-grid-resilience/

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5G APOCALYPSE – GATESHEAD EDITION – in 3 languages


Video in Englisch. Siehe französische und Deutsche Erklärungen unten.
Vidéo en anglais. Voir les explications en français et en allemand ci-dessous. 5G APOCALYPSE – GATESHEAD EDITION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jq8t1wYY8Q Mark Steele is a weapons expert and a tireless campaigner against 5G, a lone voice opposing the rollout of 5G in Gateshead, England. Twice Gateshead Council has tried to silence him. The video explains that the Strategic Director of Gateshead Council has formal links to two telecoms companies with a vested interest in 5G. It also explains that nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and incidents of depression have occurred since erection of the 5G masts. Mark says that since 5G was rolled out in 2013,   there has been a massive deterioration in the health status of Gateshead residents.  Mark tries to deliver notice of legal action against the Council at the Council Offices, and the staff refuse to accept it and hide from Mark and his team.  In October 2018, when a German lawyer tried to deliver Dr. Martin Pall’s response to ICNIRP’s public consultation exercise on their revised guidelines for enabling 5G, ICNIRP and the German government’s own Federal Office for Radiation Protection both refused to accept Dr. Pall’s report. ICNIRP’s guidelines are not protective.  They do not acknowledge proven biological effects, but only thermal (heating) effects. ICNIRP’s magical guidelines average values over 6 minutes, thus discounting peak values. It’s like averaging a gunshot to the head over 6 minutes – the bullet could not possibly kill you at that reduced velocity – but it does! The UN and your government collude with the telecoms industry to endorse these guidelines – issued by an NGO with no status in international law – and thereby collude in enabling the telecoms companies to irradiate you, your children and your planet 24/7 … with Apple ear buds, with “smart” phones, with WiFi routers, in trains, in trams, in aeroplanes with 28 GHz public access points, from thousands of antennas in phased arrays forming laser-like beams, placed under manhole covers on the street, inside cabinets on the street, on lamp posts, from drones in the stratosphere, from satellites in space. WE ARE UNDER ATTACK 24/7. Your body is electric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm-Ia6vI4PA&t=949s Ladies and gentlemen, we have a complete breakdown in the rule of law.  What we thought were our public servants have been co-opted to serve corporate interests. Your health, your family and your Earth are being sacrificed for those corporate interests to make money. THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW STOP 5G! International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space www.5gspaceappeal.org/ 5G Crisis Summit, free to watch from 26.8-1.9.2019
https://the5gsummit.com/?idev_id=26107 5G APOCALYPSE – GATESHEAD EDITION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jq8t1wYY8Q Mark Steele ist Waffen Experte und unermüdlicher Kämpfer gegen 5G, eine einsame Stimme gegen den rollout von 5G in Gateshead, England. Zweimal hat der Gemeinderat versucht, ihn zum schweigen zu bringen.

Das Video erklärt, dass der Strategische Direktor des Gateshead Council ist formal verbunden mit zwei Telekommunikationsunternehmen mit einem Eigenanteil von 5G.

Mark erklärt auch, dass Nasenbluten, Kopfschmerzen, Übelkeit und Depressionen sind seit der Errichtung der 5G Masten aufgetreten.

Mark sagt, dass seit 5G im Jahr 2013 ausgerollt wurde,  es gab eine massive Verschlechterung des Gesundheitszustandes der Bewohner von Gateshead.

 Mark versucht zu liefern, die Ankündigung rechtlicher Schritte gegen den Rat auf dem Rat-Büros, und das Personal weigert sich, es zu akzeptieren und sich vor Mark und seinem Team zu verstecken.

 Im Oktober 2018, als ein deutscher Rechtsanwalt versuchte, Dr. Martin Palls Antwort auf die ICNIRP öffentliche Konsultation zu Ihren überarbeiteten Leitlinien für die Aktivierung von 5G, ICNIRP und das Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz der Bundesregierung beide weigerten sich, Dr. Palls Bericht anzunehmen.

Die Richtlinien der ICNIRP sind nicht schützend.  Sie erkennen nicht die nachgewiesenen biologischen Wirkungen an, sondern nur die thermischen (Heizungs -) Wirkungen. Die Werte der magischen ICNIRP-Leitlinien werden auf einem Durchschnitt von 6 Minuten berechnet, also ohne Berücksichtigung der Spitzenwerte. Es ist, als würde man die Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit einer Kugel auf den Kopf über 6 Minuten berechnet – die Kugel könnte Sie nicht bei dieser reduzierten Geschwindigkeit töten – aber doch so ist es! 

Die UNO und Ihre Regierung schließen sich der Telekom-industrie an, um diese Leitlinien – die von einer NGO ohne rechtlichen internationale Status herausgegeben wurden – zu unterstützen und damit Telekom-Unternehmen in die Lage zu versetzen, Sie, Ihre Kinder und Ihren Planeten rund um die Uhr, 7 Tage die Woche, zu strahlen …

 mit Apple Earbuds, mit “smart” Handys, mit WiFi-Routern, in Zügen, in Straßenbahnen, in Flugzeugen mit 28 GHz öffentlichen Zugangspunkten, von tausenden von Antennen in phased arrays die machen laserähnliche Strahlen, unter Kanaldeckeln und in Schränkeauf der Straße platziert, auf Laternen Pfosten, von Drohnen in der Stratosphäre, von Satelliten im Weltraum.

WIR WERDEN 24/7 ANGEGRIFFEN.

Ihr Körper ist elektrisch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm-Ia6vI4PA&t=949s

 Meine Damen und Herren, wir haben einen völligen Zusammenbruch der Rechtsstaatlichkeit.  Was wir dachten, waren unsere Beamten wurden zusammengesetzt, um Unternehmensinteressen zu dienen. Ihre Gesundheit, Ihre Familie und Ihre Erde werden für diese Unternehmensinteressen geopfert, um Geld zu verdienen.

DIE ZEIT ZUM HANDELN IST JETZT

STOP 5G !

Internationaler Appell: Stopp von 5G auf der Erde und im Weltraum www.5gspaceappeal.org/ 5G Crisis Summit, gratis zum sehen 26.8-1.9.2019
https://the5gsummit.com/?idev_id=26107

5G APOCALYPSE – GATESHEAD EDITION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jq8t1wYY8Q Mark Steele est expert en armes et militant infatigable contre la 5G,
une seule voix s’opposant au déploiement de la 5G à Gateshead, en Angleterre.
Deux fois, le Conseil de Gateshead a essayé de le faire taire.
La vidéo explique que le Directeur Stratégique du Conseil de Gateshead a des liens formels avec deux entreprises de télécommunications ayant un intérêt direct dans la 5G.
Elle explique aussi que les saignements de nez, les maux de tête, les nausées et les incidents de dépression se sont produits depuis l’érection des mâts de 5G.
Mark dit que depuis que la 5G a été déployée en 2013, l’état de santé des résidents de Gateshead s’est considérablement détérioré.
 Mark essaie de livrer une action en justice contre le Conseil dans les bureaux du Conseil, et le personnel refuse de l’accepter et se cache de Mark et de son équipe.
 En octobre 2018, lorsqu’un avocat allemand a tenté de livrer la réponse du Dr Martin Pall à l’exercice de consultation publique de l’ICNIRP sur ses lignes directrices révisées pour permettre le déploiement de la 5G. l’ICNIRP et l’Office fédéral de protection contre la radiation (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) du gouvernement allemand, tous deux ont refusé d’accepter le rapport du Dr Pall.

Les lignes directrices de l’ICNIRP ne sont pas protectrices.  Elles ne reconnaissent pas les effets biologiques prouvés, mais seulement les effets thermiques (de chauffage). Les valeurs des lignes directrices magiques de l’ICNIRP sont calculées sur une moyenne de 6 minutes, donc sans tenir compte des valeurs de pointe. C’est comme si on calculait la moyenne de la vitesse d’un tir sur la tête pendant 6 minutes – la balle ne pourrait pas vous tuer à cette vitesse réduite – mais c’est bien le cas!

L’ONU et votre gouvernement s’associent à l’industrie des télécoms pour endosser ces lignes directrices – émises par une ONG sans statut juridique international – et donc permettent aux entreprises de télécommunications de vous irradier, ainsi que vos enfants et votre planète, 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7 …

avec des Earbuds Apple, avec des « smart » phones, avec des routeurs WiFi, dans les trains, dans les tramways, dans les avions avec des points d’accès publics à 28 GHz, à partir de milliers d’antennes pointant simultanément de multiples faisceaux d’ondes électromagnétiques, analogues aux faisceaux laser, placés sous des couvercles de regard sur la rue (et explicitement placés sur le trottoir), à l’intérieur d’armoires sur la rue, sur des lampadaires, à partir de drones dans la stratosphère, à partir de satellites dans l’espace …

Votre corps est électrique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm-Ia6vI4PA&t=949s

Mesdames et Messieurs, nous assistons à l’effondrement de l’État de droit.  Ce que nous pensions être nos fonctionnaires ont été cooptés pour servir les intérêts commerciaux. Votre santé, votre famille et votre Terre sont sacrifiés au profit de ces entreprises.

NOUS SOMMES ATTAQUÉS 24H / 24.

STOP 5G ! Appel international demandant l’arrêt
du déploiement de la 5G sur Terre et dans l’espace www.5gspaceappeal.org/ 5G Crisis Summit, regarder gratuitement 26.8-1.9.2019
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Patricia Burke – Aug. 12, 13, EMF, TECH, and UTILITY NEWS OVERVIEW (USA)


“5G is going to be disaster squared.”  –  Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt,

Technology is Destroying Our Kids’ Empathy 1 minute video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTlde6O4veU

This website is now hosting my news overview: www.5Gexposed.com

“Does 5G have the capacity to end life as we know it?
Internet #1 for links to sites, videos, trade news
Over 7,500 links – popular & academic references –
500 videos – 25 countries covered – updated daily
see ‘recent posts‘ for readers’ contributions”

 

Features news coverage from other countries;

https://www.5gexposed.com/5g-country-activity-a-z/

“This section is primarily for national news and initiatives outside the main countries listed, and refers to local conditions. If an article or paper is published for the world but originating in a particular country it is placed in the latest articles page,  or if it is a trade publication then in  5G Trade Journals

FEATURED: If you or someone you know, might want to use SafeG for the name of their website, please contact me, Kate. We’re setting it up so people can name their EMF opposition website/group www.safeg/Florida or www.safeg/netherlands or whatever…. We’re writing up a simple licensing agreement to do so, just to ensure the SafeG branding stays intact. But it will be quite straight forward.

Also, if you want to just use the SafeG banner on your website, that would be most helpful as well in getting the branding out there. Also, if you want to just use the SafeG banner on your website, that’s another option as well. The HTML for the banner is on the website under “Resources”. No need to ask permission…just use it as you see fit. The sizing can be adjusted to fit your website design.

kkheel@verizon.net

www.safeg.net

 

FEATURED: Why We Need Stronger Cell Phone Radiation Regulations: 

Key Testimony Submitted to the FCC

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

August 12, 2019

On August 8, 2019, the FCC published a news release in which Ajit Pai, the FCC chairperson, issued a proposal that the FCC not change its existing radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits. He also proposed to gather public comment on rules to determine compliance with the exposure limits and establish uniform guidelines to ensure compliance.
The press release makes the following claims:

“The FCC sets radiofrequency limits in close consultation with the FDA and other health agencies. After a thorough review of the record and consultation with these agencies, we find it appropriate to maintain the existing radiofrequency limits, which are among the most stringent in the world for cell phones,” said Julius Knapp, chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology.
As Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, wrote to the FCC, “[t]he available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits…” and “[n]o changes to the current standards are warranted at this time.”
Unfortunately, these assertions do not reflect the state of the scientific literature regarding RF health effects, nor do they adequately reflect the public comment received by the FCC over the past six years regarding RF exposure limits for Proceeding Number 13-84.
The FCC has no health expertise and relies upon Federal health agencies, especially the FDA, for advice about RF exposure limits. However, these agencies have lacked the requisite expertise to provide this guidance as their RF health experts retired or took industry jobs. In the past decade, these agencies have failed to monitor the vast and growing body of peer-reviewed research that documents adverse health effects from low-intensity exposure to radiofrequency radiation. Rather, the Federal government has increasingly relied upon advice from engineers and scientists with conflicts of interest and industry lobbyists.

For an index of key submissions to the FCC regarding RF exposure limits and RF health effects since mid-2012, go to:

http://bit.ly/FCC13-84.

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health  University of California, Berkeley

ANTENNAS AND TOWERS Helios Towers mulls listing at possible USD 3 bln valuation – report Monday 12 August 2019 | 09:25 CET | News

Helios Towers is reviving plans for an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its advisers are resuming preparations for an IPO that could value Helios at about USD 3 billion and it is considering filing for the share sale as soon as this year, they said. The tower owner is weighing London and Johannesburg as listing venues, though it has not made a final decision, one of the people said.

In March 2018, Helios announced its intention to carry out an IPO in London and Johannesburg to let shareholders such as Soros Fund Management reduce their stakes. It quickly abandoned the plans with little explanation, saying two weeks later its owners had decided against a listing despite receiving “considerable interest” from potential investors.

Any deal would add to the USD 1.8 billion of IPOs by telecommunications-related companies this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Helios was one of a number of tower owners, including fellow African operator IHS Towers, that abandoned listing plans in 2018.

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/helios-towers-mulls-listing-at-possible-usd-3-bln-valuation-report–1304286

 

CELLPHONES: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Review 5G is great — if you can get it

(INDUSTRY)

At $1,299.99, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is almost stupidly expensive. But if you do decide to fork out all that money, you’re getting a glimpse into the phones of tomorrow. 5G speeds are genuinely intoxicating – downloads are instant, and streaming is effortless. But can 5G speeds justify the $300 premium over the S10 Plus? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review.

The S10 5G is Samsung’s first stab at a 5G phone – and the Korean company has decided that bigger is indeed better.

The S10 5G gets a whopping 6.7-inch screen, with even Samsung’s own marketing spiel describing it as “massive.” While the S10 Plus gets a 4,100 mAh battery, the S10 5G gets a 4,500 mAh. The S10 5G also gets six cameras – four on the rear, and two on the front.

But does all that extra hardware make the S10 5G a good phone? And, if so, can it justify its enormous price tag?

5G connectivity is the S10 5G’s biggest selling point. Having used the S10 5G for a week in and around London on the Vodafone network, we found the 5G network to be fast – and noticeably faster than 4G for more data-heavy tasks. Everything seemed so much easier.

However, the times where we actually had a 5G connection were infrequent, to say the least. Most of the time, we were stuck using a 4G or 4G+ connection – and when you’re looking down at your phone, knowing it could do better if it wasn’t being held back by the infrastructure, it feels disappointing.

So, is 5G worth it? If you live in a city where you can get a reliable 5G connection — and you can only get 5G in cities — then the S10 5G is fairly enticing. If you don’t live in a city with a strong 5G connection, we wouldn’t bother.

https://tech.co/phones/samsung-galaxy-s10-5g-review

 

CELLPHONES: Baguio sends clear message to pedestrians using cellphones

More than 20 people were reprimanded for using their cellphones and gadgets while walking in public in Baguio City on Saturday.

The local government has been strictly implementing the “Anti-Distracted Walking Ordinance” in the city. Under the measure, using cellphones and other handheld devices while along city sidewalks and pedestrian lanes is prohibited.

The ordinance was approved last week of July.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/11/19/baguio-sends-clear-message-to-pedestrians-using-cellphones

 

CELLPHONES: On the Record: What’s holding up hands-free cellphone ban?  Massachusetts  (very short video segment)

distracted driving accidents up 170%, 19 states have this legislation

https://www.wcvb.com/article/on-the-record-what-s-holding-up-hands-free-cellphone-ban/28669188

CELLPHONES: The Most Persistent Troublemaker In Massachusetts Classrooms? The Cellphone

https://www.wgbh.org/news/education/2019/08/12/the-most-persistent-troublemaker-in-massachusetts-classrooms-the-cellphone

CELLPHONES: Mobile phones, cordless phones and rates of brain tumors in different age groups in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Swedish Cancer Register during 1998-2015

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5627905/

CELLPHONES: Microwave Emissions From Cell Phones Exceed Safety Limits in Europe and the US When Touching the Body Om Gandhi

Publisher: IEEE

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8688629/references

CELLPHONES; Cell Tower Cancer Clusters 5 ½ minute video (from Resonance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eKDbINRCyQ

 

CELLPHONES: Better cell phone coverage vs. neighbors worries. Where do you stand?

Neighbors worried

Briley and two neighbors of the site asked if the tower will be collapsible.

“I wouldn’t want it to fall on homes,” he said, pointing out that collapsible towers are exempt from setback requirements.

Neace said once the tower was approved, the next step will be to meet with building officials, test soil conditions and come up with the final design.

Neighbor Jack Schuller questioned why during a recent revision of the ordinance, a ban against cell towers being 200 feet or closer to a residential property line was removed.

He said the proposed tower “virtually is in my neighbor’s back yard.” That neighbor also expressed concerns to commissioners.

Dodge said the revision occurred during a routine revamping of the ordinance with all of the proper publications and hearings, and had no direct connection to the AT&T application.

“As we were reviewing, we felt that the ordinance in place was too restrictive and we got a legal opinion that it was against federal statutes and we cannot be stricter that those (and telecommunications regulations),” he said.

https://www.ruidosonews.com/story/news/local/community/2019/08/12/better-cell-phone-coverage-vs-neighbors-worries-where-do-you-stand/1967922001/

SCHOOLS: And for 10 years, Swisscom has been installing wired Internet connections in Swiss schools for free. Why not wireless? As company spokesman Carsten Roetz wrote in an e-mail, “because there’s no reason to put a radiation source that isn’t absolutely necessary in schools.” Of Switzerland’s 6,800 schools, Roetz estimates that fewer than 100 have opted for wireless connections.- Sara Gabriel‎ to Wired Schools

 

CELLPHONES SCHOOLS: Schools differ on cellphone policies for students

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local-education/schools-differ-cellphone-policies-for-students/4LDpdRnqFU62SGDo5Vg8eM/

 

SCHOOLS: Stronsay Junior High: School faces boycott over phone mast health fears

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/stronsay-junior-high-school-faces-boycott-over-phone-mast-health-fears-gd2ftlxbt

(need subscription but free for 30 days)

SCHOOLS: South Africa is getting new ‘technical’ schools – here’s what you need to know

https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/333979/south-africa-is-getting-new-technical-schools-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

SCHOOLS: Buffalo schools to give thousands of homes free Wi-Fi to close digital divide

https://buffalonews.com/2019/08/12/buffalo-schools-to-give-thousands-of-homes-free-wi-fi-to-close-digital-divide/

 

EMF: Documentary “An Invisible Threat” Investigates Conflict of Interest among Telecom, Politicians, and Scientists

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/documentary-an-invisible-threat-investigates-conflict-of-interest-among-telecom-politicians-and-scientists.html

 

ENVIRONMENT: Trump Finalizes Disastrous Weakening of Endangered Species Act

https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2019/08/12/trump-finalizes-disastrous-weakening-endangered-species-act

(I can’t help but think that the wireless industry needs this)

FCC: White House proposal would have FCC and FTC police alleged social media censorship

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/tech/white-house-social-media-executive-order-fcc-ftc/index.html

FCC: Court deals blow to FCC’s bid to speed 5G rollout

FCC has tried to cut red tape

https://www.wfmz.com/news/court-deals-blow-to-fccs-bid-to-speed-5g-rollout/1107694204

FCC: Court Vacates FCC Dereg of Cell Tower-Site Reviews

Vacates and remands that portion of larger deregulatory order back to commission

Turns out the race to 5G can’t run roughshod over the landscape, at least as the FCC has proposed it.

In a partial defeat for the FCC and a victory for localities trying to retain their authority over cell tower placement and impact, a federal appeals court has ruled that the FCC did not justify its deregulation of small cell site historic and environmental reviews and has vacated that part of a larger wireless deployment deregulation order.

Over the objections of local government officials and the reservations of Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC voted last September to streamline the path to small cell deployment, including the part on site reviews, billing it as crucial to the rollout of 5G wireless service, an FCC and Trump Administration priority.

The FCC argued that such reviews were not statutorily required, would impede the rollout of 5G networks, and that their costs outweighed any benefit. But as with many FCC decisions, opponents went to court.

That court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit*, said it did not buy the FCC’s argument that such reviews “pose little to no cognizable religious, cultural, or environmental risk,” in particular given “the vast number of proposed deployments and the reality that the Order will principally affect small cells that require new construction,” the court said.

The court found that the FCC did not adequately address the potential harms of deregulation or the benefits of environmental and historic-preservation reviews, particularly for Indian lands that “may include Tribal burial grounds, land vistas, and other sites that Tribal Nations…regard as sacred or otherwise culturally significant.”

For that reason, the court said, the FCC’s regulatory order on small cells is arbitrary and capricious. (It did not vacate the changes the FCC made to tribe’s participation in the reviews).

The court vacated that part of the order and remanded it back to the FCC, which could try to better justify it.

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma and supporting intervenors had challenged the order.

“This confirms that the FCC cannot just scream “5G” to justify ignoring its duties to Tribal Nations and to the environment,” said Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Georgetown University Law Center, a lawyer who represented the challengers. “The decision does give the FCC more latitude than we would prefer on some of the mechanisms for tribal review, but we will deal with that on the remand.”

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel saw it a bit differently.

“The court just vacated a large part of the FCC’s 5G deployment strategy,”” she said. “For those paying attention, that means the agency tasked with the future of connectivity didn’t get it right. It’s time to go back to the drawing board and do better.”

MORE AT LINK

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/court-vacates-fcc-dereg-of-cell-tower-site-reviews

AND:
Appeals court halts FCC red-tape cutting quest

http://telecoms.com/499051/appeals-court-halts-fcc-red-tape-cutting-quest/

AND:
Appeals court ruling undercuts FCC’s plan for speedy 5G rollout

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/appeals-court-ruling-undercuts-fccs-plan-for-speedy-5g-rollout/560701/

AND:
Ajit Pai loses another court case as judges overturn 5G deregulation

Pai tried to kill environmental and historic-preservation review of small cells.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/ajit-pai-loses-another-court-case-as-judges-overturn-5g-deregulation/

AND:
Appeals Court Issues Mixed Decision on Small Cells

Leslie Stimson, Inside Towers, August 12, 2019

A federal appeals court agreed with the FCC Friday on some portions of its small cells order from 2018, and disagreed on others.

https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-appeals-court-issues-mixed-decision-on-small-cells/

AND

Telecom Alert–DC Circuit Remands Order on Small Cell Reviews; FCC Proposes to Maintain RF Exposure Safety Standards; Senate Bill Proposes to Eliminate NEPA for Federal Projects–Vol. XVI, Issue 32

National Law Review, August 12, 2019

DC Circuit Remands FCC Order on Small Cell Reviews

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/telecom-alert-dc-circuit-remands-order-small-cell-reviews-fcc-proposes-to-maintain

5G OPPOSITON, ACTIVISM

5G: Technology is Destroying Our Kids’ Empathy  1 minute video

Published on Aug 7, 2019

On August 26, 2019, tens of thousands are gathering. Save your spot for 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability: https://the5Gsummit.com
In this clip, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, founder of Sophia Health Institute, speaks with Josh del Sol on our kids’ worst technology addiction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTlde6O4veU

 

5G: 5g Towers Near Me – An Evolving Guide To Locating 5g Cell Towers

https://emfacademy.com/5g-cell-towers-near-me/

 

5G: MARK STEELE – ‘JUSTICE IS COMING’ – 5G FIGHT BACK TIME

1 hour video

includes Patrick Wood at 9 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WKVG9QFm28

( I did not listen to the whole thing but its quite a rant)

5G; Is this the truth about 5G? Translated from Greek

https://www.eleftheriaonline.gr/stiles/apopseis/item/192438-mipos-afti-einai-i-alitheia-gia-tin-5g

5G: Los Altos bans ‘node’ antennas for the most part in residential areas

https://padailypost.com/2019/08/08/los-altos-bans-node-antennas-for-the-most-part-in-residential-areas/

5G CANADA OPPOSITION PAPER IN FRENCH: 12 pages

http://www.cqlpe.ca/pdf/Risques5G.pdf

5G: South Wales Creatives Against 5G

https://southwalescreativesagainst5g.bandcamp.com/releases

5G: Opinion: We must suspend and review 5G roll out

https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/opinion-jessica-learmond-criqui-we-must-suspend-5g-roll-out-1-6204140

 

5G: Berks County commissioner voices concern over 5G deployment

Christian Y. Leinbach said studies should be done on the safety of allowing the technology’s radiation-emitting transmitters on utility poles and buildings.

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/berks-county-commissioner-voices-concern-over-5g-deployment

5G:


Verizon sues Rochester over 5G regulations passed ahead of rollout

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

President Donald Trump says the race to build 5G is one America must win and building high-speed networks across the United States will transform .

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/restricted/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratandchronicle.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2F20

(I could not open it. maybe try searching under title of article. I am getting locked out of a lot ot sites )

5G INDUSTRY POLITICS:

5G: Is 5G safe? Here’s what the FCC says

The debate over whether cellphones cause brain cancer has been going on for decades, from the earliest services to every network that ends in a ‘G.’ Now 5G is in the process of rolling out, and new concerns are being raised.

The next-generation mobile network is reviving discussions about health risks, including cancer. While scientists continue their research, one U.S. government agency is is making their stance clear.

After six years of public input and reviews, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a ruling on the safety of 5G. Not only that, the commission has also responded to cancer fears surrounding old and new smartphones.

The FCC rules on the safety of 5G

Most studies over the years have found that there is no connection between cellphones and brain cancer. So what is it about the technology that stokes cancer fears?

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that no conclusive connection between brain cancer and mobile phone use has been found because the gadgets emit non-ionizing radiation, which is low frequency. For reference, household items like microwaves also emit non-ionizing radiation.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, ionizing radiation is high frequency which is why patients and technicians wear lead vests during procedures like X-rays, where that energy is emitted. Too much exposure to ionizing radiation can cause cancer.

And that brings us back to the FCC’s recent ruling. Like everything that’s come before, the FCC says the nation’s 23-year-old safety limits for radio-frequency exposure will be left unchanged even with 5G. The agency said current exposure levels for cellphones and other radio frequency devices remain safe.

5G health controversy

Why has 5G revived brain cancer fears? First, 5G operates on higher radio frequencies than older cellphone standards. However, these higher frequency waves can’t travel long distances or pass well through objects.

To compensate, antennas will have to be installed every 500 feet on average. Soon, there will likely be a 5G antenna on every lamp post you see. This means our exposure to radio frequency radiation will be higher than ever.

Remember we’re not just dealing with cellular signals. We’re also constantly bombarded by radio-frequency radiation from other appliances including Wi-Fi routers and Wi-Fi enabled gadgets.

The Federal Drug Administration finds that despite 5G current data suggest that the cellular industry’s radio frequency safety limits are still acceptable. The agency does add the caveat that it will continue to review future studies.

One thing researchers do agree on is that the most significant health risk mobile phones pose is distracted driving. So drop the phone and buckle up. Buckle up mentally too, because high-speed 5G is the future.

Yes, cell phones do affect your health

Several studies have looked at whether cell phone use increases the risk of developing brain cancer and researchers all basically say it doesn’t. But our smartphones are definitely affecting our health and taking years off our lives in a way we didn’t expect. Smartphones have been connected to raising stress levels and that affects almost the entire body.

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/587162/is-5g-is-safe-heres-what-the-fcc-says

LINKS TO: Yes, cell phones do affect your health

No, it’s not brain cancer. Several studies have looked at whether cell phone use increases the risk of developing brain cancer and researchers all basically say it doesn’t.

Oh, but our smartphones are definitely affecting our health and taking years off our lives in a way we didn’t expect. Smartphones have been connected to raising stress levels and that affects almost the entire body.

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/563896/yes-cell-phones-do-affect-your-health

 

THE 5G PRICING RACE TO THE TOP

How do you put a price on a telecoms spectrum license? Chinese operators have picked them up for free — part of Beijing’s attempt to have a national rollout of 5G. Yet in parts of Europe recent auctions have been so expensive that at least one company has had to cut shareholder dividends. In the U.S., where President Donald Trump has declared that “the race to 5G is a race that America must win,” spectrum licenses are being sold at historically low prices.

The answer to the question will determine not just the future of the technological resource — referred to as the “lifeblood of the mobile industry” — and the operators themselves, but will also have a major impact on the next stage in the development of the digital economy.

https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-5g-pricing-race-to-the-top/96076

5G: What is dual connectivity and why is it important for 5G?

https://www.rcrwireless.com/20190812/5g/dual-connectivity-5g

5G: Fundamental changes ahead as ground systems prepare for constellations, 5G Communications satellites and their ground segments will play important roles in 5G networks, said Lluc Palerm-Serra, Northern Sky Research senior analyst. “5G opens a window of opportunity for the satellite industry to be integrated with the general telecom ecosystem,” he added.

To make that integration successful, though, ground systems will need to be extremely flexible and adaptable. Terrestrial communications networks rely on software to reconfigure themselves based on demand. Increasingly, individual satellites and constellations rely on software to adapt to changing conditions.

“If you have software-defined networks feeding us on the ground and the payloads or the constellations changing on a regular basis in space, if the ground system is this static entity between the two it’s going to be the bottleneck,” said Greg Quiggle, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions product management vice president. “For the industry to be a good alternative to terrestrial networking, it’s really important that the ground system make that leap forward.”

The goal is to establish ground systems that can dynamically change their configuration without changing hardware, said Christopher Richins, CEO and co-founder of RBC Signals of Redmond, Washington, a startup that offers satellite communications infrastructure as a service.

https://spacenews.com/fundamental-changes-ahead-as-ground-systems-prepare-for-constellations-5g/

 

5G: FIVE CHALLENGES OF WIDEBAND 5G TEST

https://campaigns.ni.com/wideband-5g-test-en?cid=Facebook-128251-Global-Paid_Broadbased_2

5G: On 5G wireless, economic growth, Huawei, and security: A long-read Q&A with Roger Entner

Shane Tews: Can you elaborate on how devices will become both smarter and dumber at the same time as a result of 5G?

Roger Entner: If the device has no connection, it becomes dumber because it’s less powerful — because all the computing capabilities will move to the cloud. When the device connects to that data center in the cloud, you can do all the computation there. So instead of having one processor in your phone, you have hundreds and thousands of processors through the cloud computing network that can do all of the work that your phone currently does, just 100 to 1,000 times faster. And with that, you don’t need the same capabilities on your phone anymore because you’re outsourcing it to the cloud.

https://www.aei.org/publication/on-5g-wireless-economic-growth-huawei-and-security-a-long-read-qa-with-roger-entner/

 

5G: Pentagon plans to ask for more money for 5G

https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/2019/08/12/pentagon-plans-to-ask-for-more-money-for-5g/

HEALTH

 

HEALTH: Low vitamin D levels linked to non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Summary: Vitamin D supplementation may help reduce some of the non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Source: Wiley

In an Acta Neurologica Scandinaviastudy of 182 patients with Parkinson’s disease and 185 healthy controls, patients with Parkinson’s disease had significantly lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. Also, patients with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to fall, and to experience sleep problems, depression, and anxiety.

https://neurosciencenews.com/parkinsons-vitamin-d-14665/

HEALTH: Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

https://www.sciencealert.com/how-blue-wavelengths-light-affect-retinal-cell-tissues-eye-disease

HEALTH: VIA Nic Joseph‎ to EMF and EHS Law re: NTP

The NTP has a new abstract about the RFR studies published on Aug 2nd, 2019. I noticed in the final technical report in the conclusions on the rat study published Nov 1st, 2018 the wording on the malignant glioma was ‘considered’ to be from RFR. This new page says ‘ The incidences of malignant glioma of the brain were also related to RFR exposure.’

Although, they left out their usual scale of ‘some evidence,’ this is right after the ‘clear evidence’ statement and is very suggestive of that to someone who’s not willing to fight against it.

The NTP is hard at work on RFR 2.0. We shall see what is coming.

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/pubs/longterm/reports/longterm/tr500580/listedreports/tr595/index.html

HEALTH: “Electrosmog” – controversial shielding products and Harmonizer

Translated from German

http://www.eggbi.eu/beratung/produktinformationen-guetezeichen/elektrosmog-umstrittene-abschirmprodukte-und-harmonizer/

 

HEALTH: Cyril Smith has done immense and impressive studies on the relationship between vital processes (life) and i.a. electrical phenomena (electromagnetism).

His book “Electromagnetic Man” shows the existence of our innate electrosensitivity. (See also the work of Björn Nordenström and Robert Becker).

His research into Homeopathy demonstrates ways in which cell functioning, body chemistry and body electromagnetism can be seen to be connected.

On this site you can find the following article and notes:

Human Electromagnetic Sensitivity (2000)

The Autonomic System and Electrochemical Sensitivity(2005)

The Autonomous Nervous System and Electromagnetic Sensitivity (2007)

His Course in Homeopathy can be found here (on: http://www.hpathy.com/research/)

Homeopathy How It Works and How It Is Done – Part I
– Part II: Chemical and Electrical Sensitivity
Part III – Potentisation and Potencies
Part IV – The Theory
Part V – Methods of Potentisation
Part VI – Executive Summary
Part VII – Similiters and Suchness

See;
Bibliography on Electrical Hypersensitivity and Water Phenomena

Cyril W. Smith,  Honorary Senior Lecturer (Retired),
University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, England. http://www.scienceoflife.nl/html/cyril_smith.html

HEALTH MOLD: Clinical Diagnosis of the Dampness and Mold Hypersensitivity Syndrome: Review of the Literature and Suggested Diagnostic Criteria

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5554125/

HEALTH MERCOLA: Most popular articles of 2019

4.Top 3 Dangers of LED Lights 

The top three dangers of LED lighting are:

Danger No. 1 — They deteriorate your vision as they emit excessive amounts of blue wavelengths and fail to counterbalance with regenerative frequencies. They have very little red in them and no infrared. When you’re exposed to higher blue light frequencies, they catalyze excess reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, which damages your eyes in several ways. It also affects your sleep.

Danger No. 2 — They increase oxidative stress and potentially introduce cellular damage while causing mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic disorder and cancer via suppressed energy production.

A molecule called cytochrome c oxidase, involved in mitochondrial energy production, creates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or cellular energy, and ATP is needed to fuel all your cells. In fact, it’s crucial for survival — you can’t live without it. But LED light exacerbates chronic disease by suppressing ATP production.

Danger No. 3 — They inhibit your sleep. Electronic screens are a major culprit, but research shows that LEDs of all kinds suppress production of melatonin, and therefore sleep, which can damage your body in ways you may not be aware of. In fact, looking at an electronic device within an hour of going to bed can delay sleep for an hour or more, and TVs can’t filter out blue light. Installing a blue light filter on your TV screen can help.

3. Cell Tower Removed From Schoolyard Due to Cluster of Cancer Cases and Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone? — School children in Ripon, California, being diagnosed with cancer sparked a new dialogue about whether electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from Sprint cell towers was the culprit. Naysayers said the towers emitted less radiation than government standards prescribed, but the evidence remained.

If you’re familiar with EMFs, you know the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) guidelines are outdated, and worse, much of the research was bankrolled by the industries standing to make a profit from them. While denying any harm being done, Sprint agreed to move the towers, but that doesn’t negate the fact that wireless 5G towers are the next phase coming out, touted to make data speeds 100 times faster.

However, there are downsides, according to CBS News, which noted that “5G requires the installation of new equipment across the U.S. All of the companies that provide wireless service are building their own 5G networks.”3 In addition, the first 5G towers were slated for installation in several U.S. cities as of late 2018.

The industry plans to erect about 300,000 new antennas — about the number of cell towers put in place over three decades. Then they have to be not only closer to users, but while relatively smaller, much closer together, experts explain.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/08/12/most-popular-articles-of-2019.aspx

Denial from Dana Farber Cancer Institute:

HEALTH: Does WiFi Exposure Lead to Cancer?

So far, there is no consistent evidence that WiFi routers or WiFi-powered devices increase cancer risk. Despite low-frequency EMFs being classified as possibly carcinogenic, researchers have not observed a direct connection between these devices and cancer. The best way to protect yourself from radiation emissions from routers and electronic devices is to minimize exposure.

https://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2019/07/does-wifi-exposure-lead-to-cancer/

HEALTH LIFESTYLE: MANILA — Netflix has acquired the international rights to stream the Filipino film “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi” starring Kapamilya actress Sue Ramirez.

Translated as “The Girl Allergic To WiFi,” the sweet, romantic comedy film produced by Cignal Entertainment, October Train Films and The IdeaFirst Company will be available on the popular streaming platform starting August 21. It will be available globally except in China, Taiwan, Japan and India.

It is also the first title from media giant Cignal Entertainment to be shown on Netflix.

Directed by Jun Robles Lana, “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi” follows the story of Norma, a popular girl in high school who ends up being diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Disorder (EHS).

Unable to use or be around any gadget, Norma is sent to a remote location without any mobile signal to help her recuperate from the rare condition. Unfortunately, the long distance as well as the lack of communication with her boyfriend puts a strain on their relationship.

The film, which also stars Jameson Blake and Markus Paterson, had its theatrical run during the 2018 Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

Movie review: ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi’ sends powerful message

“I am excited that our film will reach the diverse audience of Netflix,” director Lana said.

“The younger viewers will see themselves in the characters and perhaps wonder what it’s like to be suddenly disconnected from the digital world. …Older viewers, meanwhile, will see the nostalgia and see how life, and love, survived without technology,” the director added.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/08/12/19/netflix-to-stream-ang-babaeng-allergic-sa-wifi

AND:

PPP review: ‘Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi’ sends powerful message

Nerdy introvert and social media hermit Aries (Jameson Blake) is smitten with the quirky wide-eyed beauty of Norma (Sue Ramirez) from the first time he saw her on campus. He never got the guts to tell her what he felt for her, and just admired her from a distance. Aries was shocked to learn that Norma already had a boyfriend — a popular basketball jock and (unfortunately) his very own older brother, Leo (Markus Paterson).

One day, Norma had a nosebleed and felt very ill. All the tests at the hospital had normal results. When it seemed that she was experiencing a hypersensitivity to electromagnetic radiation from WiFi signals, Norma had to retreat to her grandmother’s house six hours away from the city to escape her curse. This forced leave away from online technology would make Norma realize who really loved her more.

The senior actors stay mainly in the background here. Boots Anson Roa played Norma’s kind grandmother, who kept her colorfully bohemian house stocked with relics of the past (typewriter, tape recorder, gramophone, etc… all in perfect working condition). Yayo Aguila played Norma’s supportive mother, with a subdued Kiko Matos as her second husband Joey. Lee O’Brian and Candy Pangilinan played Aries and Leo’s parents. One interesting detail I noticed in the credits was that Iza Calzado provided the voice of the GPS navigation.

It was writer-director Jun Robles Lana’s bittersweet exploration of this technological phenomenon that distinguished this film from other rom-coms. This had a lighter, more youthful tone than his other films I had seen before, but the incisive social commentary Lana is known for remains clear. Some situations may come across as corny or even cliche, but the beautiful cinematography and those Keiko Necesario songs in the soundtrack give this one a different vibrance.

This movie delivers an important message about our interpersonal relationships and how the Internet and social media had eroded on them. At this point, you really have to make a conscious (and practically Herculean) effort to disconnect yourself from the virtual world in order to connect yourself to the real world. This film will make you reflect on how to nurture the relationships that you value most — the old-fashioned, low-tech way. Life need not be empty without WiFi. 7/10

This review was originally published in the author’s blog, “Fred Said.”

https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/08/15/18/ppp-review-ang-babaeng-allergic-sa-wifi-sends-powerful-message

 

POLITICS: The world is uniting for international law, against US empire

“We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“

https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/08/12/the-world-is-uniting-for-international-law-against-us-empire/

(article is about Venezuela but it would be great if this expanded to wireless policy too)

PRIVACY: Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data Wyden sent letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint urging them to reduce the time that they retain sensitive customer data.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mbmj74/senator-ron-wyden-urges-att-tmobile-verizon-sprint-limit-customer-data

SECURITY: New Pentagon report shows how restricted Chinese IT products routinely enter US military networks

https://www.aei.org/publication/new-pentagon-reports-shows-how-restricted-chinese-it-products-routinely-make-their-way-into-us-military-networks/

SURVEILLANCE: CBP Plans to Use Facial Recognition For ‘All Passenger Applications’

Customs and Border Protection plans to significantly ramp up its use of facial recognition technology as part of a broader effort to upgrade its systems for vetting international travelers.

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/08/cbp-plans-use-facial-recognition-all-passenger-applications/159086/

WARFARE UK: MOD to develop cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons

The Ministry of Defence is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons which have the potential to revolutionise the battlefield.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mod-to-develop-cutting-edge-laser-and-radio-frequency-weapons

 

WARFARE: The Mind Has No Firewall  (!998)

The human body, much like a computer, contains myriad data processors. They include, but are not limited to, the chemical-electrical activity of the brain, heart, and peripheral nervous system, the signals sent from the cortex region of the brain to other parts of our body, the tiny hair cells in the inner ear that process auditory signals, and the light-sensitive retina and cornea of the eye that process visual activity.[2] We are on the threshold of an era in which these data processors of the human body may be manipulated or debilitated. Examples of unplanned attacks on the body’s data-processing capability are well-documented. Strobe lights have been known to cause epileptic seizures. Not long ago in Japan, children watching television cartoons were subjected to pulsating lights that caused seizures in some and made others very sick.

Defending friendly and targeting adversary data-processing capabilities of the body appears to be an area of weakness in the US approach to information warfare theory, a theory oriented heavily toward systems data-processing and designed to attain information dominance on the battlefield. Or so it would appear from information in the open, unclassified press. This US shortcoming may be a serious one, since the capabilities to alter the data- processing systems of the body already exist. A recent edition of U.S. News and World Report highlighted several of these “wonder weapons” (acoustics, microwaves, lasers) and noted that scientists are “searching the electromagnetic and sonic spectrums for wavelengths that can affect human behavior.”[3] A recent Russian military article offered a slightly different slant to the problem, declaring that “humanity stands on the brink of a psychotronic war” with the mind and body as the focus. That article discussed Russian and international attempts to control the psycho-physical condition of man and his decisionmaking processes by the use of VHF-generators, “noiseless cassettes,” and other technologies.

An entirely new arsenal of weapons, based on devices designed to introduce subliminal messages or to alter the body’s psychological and data-processing capabilities, might be used to incapacitate individuals. These weapons aim to control or alter the psyche, or to attack the various sensory and data-processing systems of the human organism. In both cases, the goal is to confuse or destroy the signals that normally keep the body in equilibrium.

This article examines energy-based weapons, psychotronic weapons, and other developments designed to alter the ability of the human body to process stimuli. One consequence of this assessment is that the way we commonly use the term “information warfare” falls short when the individual soldier, not his equipment, becomes the target of attack.

https://ssi.armywarcollege.edu/pubs/parameters/articles/98spring/thomas.htm

SMART CITIES: How to prioritize people over tech when planning smart cities

(INDUSTRY)

Deploying innovations is difficult, but community involvement can be key to efficiency, says smart cities research specialist John Harlow.

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/how-to-prioritize-people-over-tech-when-planning-smart-cities/560459/

SMART THINGS AND UTILITIES

SMART PRODUCTS: 5 bits of tech to change your life: From smart mirrors to self-watering plant pots

1. SMART MIRROR  – read itinerary for day as you apply make-up, Alexa enabled to control with your voice

2. SMART YOGA MAT tells you when you are out of alignment

3. SLEEP TRACKER via Wifi, next to your bed

4. PARROT POT waters plants

5. BABY MONITOR that snaps on clothes
https://www.edp24.co.uk/business/iot-enabled-devices-which-will-change-your-life-1-6208138

 

SMART: BREAST PUMP THAT CONNECTS TO YOUR PHONE

The world’s first silent wearable breast pump.
Fits in your bra, and your life.
No tubes. No wires. No noise.

Smart Connect to the free Elvie Pump app to monitor milk volume in real time, track pumping history for each breast and control the pump remotely.
(Elvie Pump works with or without the app).

https://www.elvie.com/shop/elvie-pump

SMART METERS: Guidelines need to be updated

Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2019 3:00 am

In his perspective “refuting concerns about Wi-Fi” (Leader, July 31), retired physicist Bill Kaune points to safety guidelines set by the FCC assuring us that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by our RF-transmitting electric meters and other common wireless devices is not harmful.

Thousands of studies and hundreds of reputable scientists around the world have invalidated those guidelines since Mr. Kaune retired two decades ago. Why? FCC guidelines only consider thermal effects—how much your skin heats up when exposed to EMR. But it is now understood that the heating of tissue is not the main problem with microwave radiation; these frequencies affect our bodies in other significant ways.

WSU Professor Emeritus Martin Pall estimates that FCC acceptable levels are 7.2 million times too high. In a 2018 paper he identifies attacks on our nervous systems, DNA damage, and cancer-causing mechanisms, among other issues. Dr. Pall further states that pulsing wireless devices, like our utility meters, are damaging not only due to radiation: “the pulsations and the polarization make these EMFs much more biologically active.”

So why hasn’t the FCC updated its 1996 guidelines to reflect alarming, more current research about technologies to which we are increasingly being exposed?

An investigation by the Harvard School of Ethics answers that question in a 2015 report “Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Industry Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates.” In chapters like “Just Don’t Bring Up Health,” and “Wireless Bullies and the Tobacco Analogy,” Harvard’s comprehensive exposé documents FCC corruption in great detail.

While many continue to deny health impacts from the wireless explosion, a segment of our community has asked our PUD to provide a safer, non-transmitting, non-pulsing utility meter option—analog meters. A policy is currently being developed to allow meter choice for customers with health concerns about our current RF-transmitting meters. Ana Wolpin

https://www.ptleader.com/stories/guidelines-need-to-be-updated,63788

 

SMART METERS INDUSTRY CLAIMS: The Benefits of Smart Meters

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has authorized the state’s investor owned utilities to replace conventional customer meters with Smart Meters in order to give consumers greater control over their energy use. Smart Meters enable a utility to provide customers with detailed information about their energy usage at different times of the day, which in turn enables customers to manage their energy use more proactively.

Smart Meters are being rolled out nationwide and internationally. According to the Edison Foundation, more than 8 million Smart Meters have been deployed by electric utilities in the U.S. and nearly 60 million should be in place by 2020. In California, the CPUC authorized Southern California Edison to install approximately 5.3 million new Smart Meters, San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) 1.4 million electric Smart Meters and 900,000 natural gas meters, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) approximately 5 million electric meters and 4.2 million natural gas meters. 

The benefits of Smart Meters to customers, the state, and utilities, include:

https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/General.aspx?id=4853

(more at link)

UTILITIES: The energy and climate change puzzle

https://www.axios.com/the-energy-and-climate-change-puzzle-d31e9c60-8532-48fa-8d2c-59f649631caa.html

 

UTILITIES: Advancing the utility of the future with connected data

https://www.utilitydive.com/spons/advancing-the-utility-of-the-future-with-connected-data/560561/

 

UTILITEIS CA: West Coast Utility Commissions – Wildfire Dialogue
The Public Utility Commissions from Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, and British Columbia will convene an all-day public workshop regarding wildfire risk. The workshop will feature participants and experts, who will share their perspectives and evolving approaches to address rapidly changing wildfire risk aggravated by climate change and other factors. This dialogue will focus on impacts to energy utilities, customers, and communities, as well as lessons learned by western states to help manage and mitigate wildfire risk.

When: Friday, August 16, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/WestCoastWildfireDialogue/

 

UTILITIES FLORIDA: Florida cities call for stronger utility energy savings targets

Florida cities and counties are going to bat for their residents and pushing for utilities to set stronger energy savings goals. Utility efficiency programs are a critical tool supporting local government efforts to improve sustainability, reduce emissions, and promote job growth. But as cities and counties are working to ramp up energy savings, utilities are going backwards.

The Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA) directs the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to adopt goals for utilities to increase energy efficiency and conservation efforts. In 2014, we reported that energy savings goals for Florida utilities shrank significantly to about 10% of prior targets. The Commission revisits energy savings targets every five years, and this time around, it’s even worse than before. In fact, four of the seven Florida utilities subject to FEECA have proposed goals of zero for the years 2020-2029.

Local governments are taking notice. In a series of resolutions and letters to the PSC, Florida cities and counties are calling for far more ambitious energy efficiency targets that align with local targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions.

https://aceee.org/blog/2019/08/florida-cities-call-stronger-utility

UTILITIES FL: JEA seeks alternatives to address efficiency constraints

The largest municipality in Florida has issued an invitation to negotiate for strategic alternatives which will help the utility to remain relevant today, tomorrow and in future.

Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) is seeking proposals from companies to address constraints hindering the municipality’s growth.

JEA is facing critical revenue losses due to the rollout of energy efficiency and distributed energy resources programmes, new disruptive technologies, competitors, government constraints, customer demands and other forces reshaping the utility industry.

https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/energy-grid-management/jea-seeks-alternatives-to-address-efficiency-constraints/

UTILITIES KANSAS: Solar power users celebrate KCC ruling

Solar advocates celebrate Kansas regulators’ decision to exempt certain customers from fixed charges. (KSNT)

https://www.ksnt.com/news/solar-power-users-celebrate-kcc-ruling/

UTILITIES NH: 16-foot effigy of transmission tower burned to celebrate demise of Northern Pass

https://www.unionleader.com/news/business/energy/northern-pass-opponents-burn-symbolic-transmission-tower/article_f3d3e94d-2ffc-598e-8ea6-8f958cfc8e77.html

UTILITIES TEXAS: Electricity providers asking Texas customers to take it easier amid record-breaking demand

https://www.mysanantonio.com/houston/article/Electric-grid-operators-asking-Texas-residents-to-14297006.php

translate | Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:06:55 +0000

Patricia Burke – EMF Tech and Utility News overview (USA)


Reminder: https://the5gsummit.com/ starts August 26

 New Documentary from Spain on RF under health VERY GOOD

 A colleague of Michael Moore has a new film out on the dark side of “alternative energy”. I don’t know if it includes questions of wireless and smart meters but showings might offer a good networking opportunity. Under Utilities.

 Lots of FCC articles re: health decision and Tribe ruling

FEATURED: Conflicts of Interest and Misleading Statements in Official Reports about the Health Consequences of Radiofrequency Radiation and Some New Measurements of Exposure Levels

School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Received: 29 March 2019 / Accepted: 25 April 2019 / Published: 5 May 2019

Abstract

Official reports to governments throughout the Western world attempt to allay public concern about the increasing inescapability of the microwaves (also known as radiofrequency radiation or RF) emitted by “smart” technologies, by repeating the dogma that the only proven biological effect of RF is acute tissue heating, and assuring us that the levels of radiation to which the public are exposed are significantly less than those needed to cause acute tissue heating. The present paper first shows the origin of this “thermal-only” dogma in the military paranoia of the 1950s. It then reveals how financial conflict of interest and intentionally misleading statements have been powerful factors in preserving that dogma in the face of now overwhelming evidence that it is false, using one 2018 report to ministers of the New Zealand government as an example. Lastly, some new pilot measurements of ambient RF power densities in Auckland city are reported and compared with levels reported in other cities, various international exposure limits, and levels shown scientifically to cause biological harm. It is concluded that politicians in the Western world should stop accepting soothing reports from individuals with blatant conflicts of interest and start taking the health and safety of their communities seriously.

https://www.mdpi.com/2312-7481/5/2/31/htm

 

CELLPHONES: Cellphones the new smokes?

https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/08/511639/cellphones-new-smokes

CELLPHONES: CHILDREN ARE DYING BECAUSE PARENTS ARE ON THEIR PHONES Safety experts from around the globe have issued warnings time and again that drowning is most often silent.

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Children-are-dying-because-parents-are-on-their-phones-597552

CELLPHONES:  Mobile telephone use is associated with changes in cognitive function in young adolescents

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bem.20534

CELLPHONES CHILDREN9 CELLPHONE SAFETY TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

https://www.ewg.org/childrenshealth/22799/cellphone-safety-tips-back-school

CELLPHONES: Cell Phones Touching Body Exceed Safety Limits in U.S. and Europe Say Experts — Children More Vulnerable

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/cell-phones-touching-body-exceed-safety-limits-in-u-s-and-europe-say-experts-children-more-vulnerable.html

CHILDREN: Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools  June article

Reboot Foundation questions the use of technology in education

https://hechingerreport.org/research-shows-lower-test-scores-for-fourth-graders-who-use-tablets-in-schools/

SCHOOLS: LEARNING IN NATURE: THE BENEFITS OF FOREST SCHOOL

https://hikeitbaby.com/blog/learning-in-nature-benefits-of-forest-school/

 

SCHOOLS: OREGON TO STUDY WIFI, WITH VIDEO https://www.paaoregon.org/single-post/2019/08/07/Oregon-Legislature-Passes-SB-283-to-Study-Effects-of-WiFi-Radiation-on-Children-with-video

(I could not open the link)

ECONOMY:  Tech giants get more entrenched

Tech companies comprise more than a quarter of the value of America’s stock markets, the Economist reports:

  • Tech’s big five — Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent) and Facebook — make up half of the industry’s market capitalization.
  • “The last time tech companies were so important was back in 2000, when they were briefly worth a third of the value of all listed equities in America.”

Why it matters: “Compared with the dotcom bubble, the … prevailing concern is not that tech firms are too flimsy to justify their valuations, but that their position is too powerful.” – AXIOS

LINKS TO: Silicon Valley’s giants look more entrenched than ever before

The top five tech firms make up most of the sector’s stock value

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/08/10/silicon-valleys-giants-look-more-entrenched-than-ever-before

(need subscription)

EMF: Installing Hard Wired Internet – A Simple Guide

https://emfacademy.com/installing-hard-wired-internet/

FCC:

FCC: Trump Considers Executive Order to Make FCC Police How Social Media Prioritizes Content (Report)

News comes a day after Trump campaign halted Twitter spending in response to suspension of Mitch McConnell’s account

According to CNN, the executive order would also ask the Federal Trade Commission to open a public complaint forum of its own and work with the FCC to produce a report into how tech companies curate content. The network said also that the order would target platforms with month users equaling or surpassing one-eighth of the population of the United States, and specifically names Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat.

The draft executive order also seeks to limit the interpretation of a key part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech platforms from liability for most of what users post if the companies in question act “in good faith,” CNN reporting, adding that the executive order would specifically ask the FCC to disqualify tech companies from the good faith provision if it is determined the company removed content “without notifying the user who posted the material, or if the decision is proven to be evidence of anticompetitive, unfair or deceptive practices.”

https://www.thewrap.com/trump-considers-executive-order-to-make-fcc-police-how-social-media-prioritizes-content-report/

 

FCC: The FCC says 5G is safe, again

There has never been compelling evidence that 5G radio waves are dangerous. While they’re higher frequency than the radio waves used for 4G, they remain in the part of the radio spectrum that doesn’t damage human DNA — what’s known as non-ionizing radiation. Even the higher-frequency emissions used in 5G remain less energetic than visible light.

On a call with reporters, FCC officials said that there was no sign 5G airwaves would be any less safe than the airwaves used for 3G or 4G.

The commission has made similar statements before on calls with reporters, albeit with less clarity. It’s also implicitly acknowledged 5G as safe by approving the use of devices that support it.

But today’s gesture is its firmest acknowledgement yet that the FCC believes 5G is safe to use. By leaving emissions standards unchanged, the commission says that its existing standards are already strict enough to determine when radio emissions become problematic. A properly functioning 5G device still falls within those standards.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20793813/5g-fcc-safe-airwaves-rf-emission-standards

AND:
FCC deems cellphones with 5G tech safe

In a new proposal, the FCC concludes current radio frequency emission levels are OK.

The FCC has for years been criticized for not updating its cellphone safety standards since 1996. Critics have argued that the levels should be reviewed based on the latest wireless technology. The agency uses a value known as a SAR, or specific absorption rate, to determine if devices can be safely sold in the US. The SAR measures the amount of power that’s absorbed in the body per given mass.

While the FCC hasn’t updated its SAR level recommendations since the 1990s, others have reviewed the limits. In March of this year, the engineering group IEEE recommended the safety levels remain about the same as they have been since 1996.

The FCC opened a proceeding in 2013 to look into the RF levels. And the order circulated Thursday by Pai is the result of that review. 

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-deems-5g-safe/

AND:

FCC says 5G is safe, wants to maintain current RF exposure limits

“The United States’ RF exposure limits for handheld devices are among the most stringent in the world,” the FCC said in a newly published statement. The agency’s Office of Engineering and Technology’s Julius Knapp clarified:

The FCC sets radiofrequency limits in close consultation with the FDA and other health agencies. After a thorough review of the record and consultation with these agencies, we find it appropriate to maintain the existing radiofrequency limits, which are among the most stringent in the world for cell phones.

The FDA backs the existing RF exposure guidelines, stating that scientific evidence at this point in time hasn’t found any negative health effects in humans at or below the current limits. Under this proposal, the FCC wants to establish ‘a uniform set of guidelines’ that will make sure that companies are compliant with the limits.

https://www.slashgear.com/fcc-says-5g-is-safe-wants-to-maintain-current-rf-exposure-limits-08586757/

AND:
5G: 5G doesn’t require new limits on RF exposure, FCC says

https://www.fiercewireless.com/regulatory/5g-doesn-t-require-new-limits-rf-exposure-fcc-says

5G: ACTIVIST OPPOSTION CAUTION

5G: Indian Tribes Win Bid to Keep Federal Reviews for Small Cells (1)

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/indian-tribes-win-bid-to-overturn-part-of-fcc-wireless-siting-order

 

5G; FCC Court deals blow to FCC’s bid to speed 5G rollout

FCC has tried to cut red tape

(CNN) – The Federal Communications Commission tried to expedite the rollout of 5G wireless technology by cutting red tape. Now a US court has found the regulators erred in trying to exempt 5G cell sites from environmental impact and historic preservation reviews.

The effort by US telecom regulators to speed thedeployment of 5G wireless technology through deregulation has thus far largely survived a court challenge by environmental and tribal groups.

But in a decision released Friday, a three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against one of regulators’ key claims: That 5G is so important, cell sites using the technology can bypass environmental and historical preservation reviews.

In the ruling, the judges said such reviews are meant to “assess the effects of new construction on, among other things, sites of religious and cultural importance to federally recognized Indian Tribes.” But at the same time, they held, the FCC’s order “effectively reduced” the role of those tribes in the decision making process for new 5G cell sites.

The result is a mixed bag for the FCC, which voted last year to override many municipal rules surrounding 5G permitting in a bid to accelerate approvals for 5G cell sites.

The judges did not address big swaths of the FCC’s deregulation. For example, they declined to address the FCC’s move forcing cities to approve cell sites on expedited time frames, or requirements aimed at reducing the cost of permitting. Those are the subject of a separate case in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

“I am pleased that the court upheld key provisions of last March’s infrastructure decision. Most importantly, the court affirmed our decision that parties cannot demand upfront fees before reviewing any cell sites, large or small,” said FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.

But the panel dealt a blow to the FCC when it said the agency erred in trying to exempt 5G cell sites from historical and environmental reviews.

“Today’s decision confirms that the FCC cannot just scream ‘5G’ to justify ignoring its duties to Tribal Nations and to the environment,” said Andrew Schwartzman, a lecturer at Georgetown University who participated in the case.

https://www.channel3000.com/news/national-news/court-deals-blow-to-fccs-bid-to-speed-5g-rollout/1107695453

AND:
Ajit Pai loses another court case as judges overturn 5G deregulation

Pai tried to kill environmental and historic-preservation review of small cells.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/ajit-pai-loses-another-court-case-as-judges-overturn-5g-deregulation/

(PLEASE NOTE: Daniel is an expert on theosophy and Elana has a background in Rudolf Steiner’s work but this interview will not be everyone’s cup of tea.  Some would describe it as conspiracy theory due to discussion of space fenc,e nanotech, ionized sky, CA fires, hive mind, etc. The part about the fires at the beginning may make you want to jump ship but I think her message at the end about the spiritual aspects is the best part IMO. Daniel’s live class on Friday nights has a very large following although this was taped in advance, but he has brought a lot of people into the 5G discussion, as has Elana.  Skip it if you are not interested.)

5G: NANOTECH 5G ROBO DNA: TRANSHUMANIST AI TAKEOVER! DARK JOURNALIST & ELANA FREELAND  1 hour

PART 2: NANOTECH IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Dark Journalist welcomes back Geo-engineering author Elana Freeland for an incredible tour through the murky world of the weaponization of the environment using 5G, Nanotech, DNA Surveillance, Synthetic Biology and the multi-decade technological terror known as ‘The Space Fence.’ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBVLQlhJSk

5G: Protest held over 5G zoning ordinance in San Diego

The rally was held against the County of San Diego’s proposed ordinances to facilitate 4G and 5G small cells for unincorporated areas of the county.

https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/protest-held-over-5g-zoning-ordinance-in-san-diego/509-b0ba78c7-fde4-4947-a3c5-3c0334ee24be

5G: Are 5G Towers Really More Dangerous?

https://www.electricsense.com/5g-towers-dangerous/

5G: Neighbors fight losing battle against 5G tower right next to Denver home

Despte protests and delay tactics, Verizon exercised its legal right to install a 5G tower in a public easement.

 https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/neighbors-fight-losing-battle-against-5g-tower-right-next-to-denver-home/73-18fd7da0-0f56-4aa1-834e-cf13ed9c6db3

5G HEALTH: Side effects of living near 5G towers in Geneva Switzerland – testimonial

https://www.altermedicine.org/sideeffects-of-living-near-5g-towers-in-geneva-switzerland-testimonial/

Re-posting; note courtesy Sharon

5G HEALTH: Dr. Alexandra Golomb, MD and PhD, presents evidence and convincing information regarding EMR and 5G technology, recommending a halt to the roll out of 5G in San Diego, California. An amazing amount of evidence and a huge number of references are provided, making this a wonderful resource.

San Diego County 5G Deliberations, A Doctor’s Appeal

https://bosagenda.sdcounty.ca.gov/agendadocs/doc?id=0901127e80ab6374

5G: FCC Decides NO CHANGE to Radiation Limits For 5G Despite Research Supporting Public Outcry Over Risks

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/fcc-decides-no-change-to-radiation-limits-for-5g-despite-research-supporting-public-outcry-over-risks.html

5G: High-stakes dispute turns nasty, pits 5G technology against weather forecasting

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/will-5g-satellite-deployment-undermine-noaa-weather-forecasting/

5G: Vodafone cellsite hidden in rubbish bin in Auckland

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/114882189/rubbish-reception-vodafone-cellsite-hidden-in-plain-sight-in-auckland

5G INDUSTRY POLITICS

5G: D.C. Circuit Affirms Significant 5G Infrastructure Reforms

https://www.fcc.gov/document/carr-court-ruling-affirming-significant-5g-infrastructure-reforms

 

5GReport from Black Hat: Escalating cyberthreats swirl around Apple, IoT and 5G

It all started with a locker.

Darktrace Ltd. was working with an amusement park that had installed smart lockers equipped with phone-activated access. Hackers, using either a remote exploit or an onsite tool to attack one storage bin, penetrated company business systems and a significant data breach ensued.

Welcome to the new and dangerous world of the “internet of things.” Fingerprint scanners, vending machines, smart TVs and even amusement park lockers are all fair game. And coming 5G wireless connectivity, along with concerns around vulnerabilities in Apple iOS, could give malicious attacks a turbo-boost into 2020 and beyond.

https://siliconangle.com/2019/08/09/report-black-hat-escalating-cyberthreats-swirl-around-apple-iot-5g/

5G:I tried 5G. It will change your life — if you can find it

with industry video showing antennas

 https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/09/tech/5g-review/index.html

5G Is the Future of Wireless, But It Has Weaknesses

At Black Hat, a researcher shows how to identify devices connected to 5G base stations and modify what those devices can do on the network.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370067/5g-is-the-future-of-wireless-but-it-has-weaknesses

5G: Samsung’s Galaxy Note10 makes a 5G nightmare come true: Confusion

The real confusion begins with Samsung’s decision to release versions of the Galaxy Note10+ that will only support non-millimeter wave 5G networks. Please bear with me for a moment as I try to explain this in the least confusing way possible:

https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/08/samsungs-galaxy-note10-makes-a-5g-nightmare-come-true-confusion/

5G INDUSTRY:  Industry Voices—Pongratz: 5G is not all the same

With the efficiency uplift between 4G and 5G expected to be in the order of ~30%  when comparing apples-to-apples, the DSS technology is a compelling solution to maximize the use of the sub 6 GHz spectrum. And from a marketing perspective, short of just changing the LTE logo to 5G, DSS is likely the next most expeditious approach for realizing a true nationwide 5G branded network.

And even though all roads ultimately lead to 5G, it will be interesting to see if the competitive dynamics in combination with the different spectrum assets will spur operators to accelerate the use of DSS at a faster pace than technically required, just to ensure a competitive 5G marketing message.

To sum, 5G is exciting, but it is not all the same and the 5G term without additional context will do little to communicate the value for the suppliers, operators, and the end users. With LTE networks performing rather well, it is now up to marketing to decide how to capitalize on the extreme variations with all the possible 5G flavors. In other words, until mid-band spectrum is available, marketing will ultimately decide if 5G eMBB is a branding exercise or as Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said in the second-quarter 2019 earnings call— 5G is a “transformative feeling.”

https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/industry-voices-pongratz-5g-not-all-same

 

(barf alert:)

5G; The FCC says 5G is safe, but that won’t stop conspiracy theorists

Most of the scientific community has already concluded that the latest generation of cellular technology, 5G, is at least as safe to human health as the 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies that became globally ubiquitous over the past two decades. But once radio emissions safety questions were raised in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission took another look at the evidence. After an extended review, the agency has just given 5G a fairly definitive thumbs up for safety, though even this high level of reassurance is unlikely to stop conspiracy theorists from suggesting otherwise.

On paper, the FCC’s findings stop short of explicitly declaring any cellular technology trouble-free, but if you parse the legalese, that conclusion is hard to ignore. As Commission Chairman Ajit Pai explains, the FCC will “continue to ensure the health and safety of workers and consumers of wireless technology” by “maintain[ing] the Commission’s existing radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits,” which “for handheld devices are among the most stringent in the world.” Put more simply, the FCC says your existing cellular phone is already operating within strict, safe limits, and as the 5G era dawns, there’s no need to reduce radio signal strength further.

Unfortunately, I doubt that those conclusions will be enough to put the issue to rest. At the same time as it offered those assurances, the FCC said that it plans to seek public comments on “a rule to formalize the Commission’s existing methods of determining compliance with the RF exposure standard for devices operating at high frequencies.” Again decoded, that’s saying the FCC already has an unofficial way to approve high-frequency equipment — read: millimeter wave 5G devices — but for legal reasons, it needs to take public input into account before formalizing the compliance standards.

As much as I strongly believe in the value of public input into regulatory matters, the comment process has become at best a mess, if not an outright farce. Over the past two years, 5G has inspired pseudo-scientistsconspiracy theorists, andRussian disinformation trolls to target decent people looking to give greater meaning to their generalized fears about new technologies. It doesn’t take much effort to find people on the internet who are convinced the government is deliberately or negligently irradiating the population using radio towers.

Consequently, small anti-5G groups have popped up to protest radio towers that they think are poisoning people, birds, and bees. If this public comment period proceeds like past ones, the FCC will open its comment box to “listen” to them — and others who have their own reasons to oppose 5G, such as lobbying dollars or prior use of similar frequencies — then abruptly dismiss their concerns en masse before moving on to the next issue.

On the one hand, this is entirely understandable. If you believe most scientists and government officials, there’s no need to keep debating whether 5G is safe. Good science suggests that high-frequency millimeter waves are even less capable of penetrating the human body and supposedly causing cancer than the lower-frequency signals used in 2G, 3G, and 4G devices, which even after decades of skepticism have not been conclusively implicated as health risks. Asking for further public comment on this topic only gives fringe groups another chance to attract attention.

So prepare yourself for one last gasp of anti-5G health agitation over the next few months. But don’t be surprised if the FCC listens politely, then — for better or worse — abruptly waves off the concerns before moving on to the next item on its agenda. The debate over whether 5G has negative health consequences might not be definitively settled, but once the FCC finishes its comment period, the discussion is going to move into the distant background, at least in the United States.

https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/09/the-fcc-says-5g-is-safe-but-that-wont-stop-conspiracy-theorists/

5G: Pre-Launch Sprint 5G in New York Gains Coverage, Needs Speed

Sprint’s 5G network in New York hasn’t launched yet, but it’s already showing good coverage in Midtown. Now it needs a speed boost.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370114/pre-launch-sprint-5g-in-new-york-gains-coverage-needs-speed

 

OTHER TELECOM: Closing the rural broadband gap is an urgent national crisis

https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2019/08/08/closing-the-rural-broadband-gap-is-an-urgent-national-crisis/

HEALTH RF:

HEALTH: MOTHERS, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS NEED TO GET ANGRY, REALLY ANGRY (Jerry Flynn: autism, brain tumors, cancer)

https://www.5gexposed.com/2019/08/11/mothers-parents-and-grandparents-need-to-get-angry-really-angry/

HEALTH RF METERS via Sharon in Canada: A youtube by Nick Pinneault in which he shows how an inexpensive RF meter can identify areas of concern. If you are interested in a meter, I would suggest you contact Rob Metzinger of Safe Living Technology in Canada, rob@slt.co  If you tell him what types of things you wish to measure and how much you’d like to spend, Rob can offer good advice.  This type of inexpensive meter will not do precise measurements, but it will give you an idea if there are problems.

How To: Detect & Eliminate Hotel Room EMFs (+ why a router under the bed is bad news) 11 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAKPPmwGx4M   

 

HEALTH: An Invisible Threat (Radiation) | History Documentary | Reel Truth History Published on Jul 16, 2019  1 hour 12 minutes video

(some English, Spanish w/ English subtitles )

An Invisible Threat looks at the relationship between microwave technology and health, investigating the conflicts of interest among industry representatives, politicians, scientists and consumers that leave us unprotected to the effects of radiation.
Wireless networks irradiate microwaves indiscriminately across cities, villages and the countryside of all developed 
countries. This increasing exposure disturbs the biological processes that are essential for the healthy growth of human beings, animals and plants – it especially affects children and teenagers.
The reasonable doubt that has arisen from independent scientific reports regarding the harmful effects of these technologies has led the Council of Europe to recommend its members countries apply the Precautionary Principle. In June 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a body of the World Health Organization (WHO), admitted for the first time that microwaves produced by mobile phones could be “possible carcinogens”.
Our investigation delves into three groups: the telecommunications industry (mobile telephone companies, MMF); official organisations (WHO, IARC, ICNIRP) and official scientific reports (BioInitiative, Interphone, CEFALO).
In parallel, An Invisible Threat takes in the daily life of Minerva Palomar, a woman affected by the electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome and the obstacles she needs to overcome in order to lead a normal life.
An Invisible Threat has a clear international focus, dealing with a social issue of global importance. Microwave effects are currently being analysed and debated in almost all developed countries. The question is, are we prepared for the answers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyyE3pThrno

 

HEALTH: Human milk as “chrononutrition”: implications for child health and development

Human biology follows recurring daily rhythms that are governed by circadian cues in the environment. Here we show that human milk is a powerful form of “chrononutrition,” formulated to communicate time-of-day information to infants. However, 85% of breastfed infants in the US consume some milk that does not come directly from the breast but is pumped and stored in advance of feeding. Expressed milk is not necessarily circadian-matched (e.g., an infant might drink breastmilk pumped in the evening on the following morning). Ingesting mistimed milk may disrupt infants’ developing circadian rhythms, potentially contributing to sleep problems and decreased physiological attunement with their mothers and environments. Dysregulated circadian biology may compromise infant health and development. Despite wide-ranging public health implications, the timing of milk delivery has received little empirical study, and no major pediatric or public health organization has issued recommendations regarding the circadian-matching of milk. However, potential adverse developmental and health consequences could be ameliorated by simple, low-cost interventions to label and circadian-match stored milk. The current paper reviews evidence for human milk as chrononutrition and makes recommendations for future research, practice, and policy.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41390-019-0368-x

(if RF alters chronobiology we are all in deep weeds, I believe it does)

 

HEALHT LIGHTING: LED Lights Can Cause Irreversible Eye Damage, According to French Health Authority

https://theheartysoul.com/led-lights-can-cause-irreversible-eye-damage/

AND:
https://ehtrust.org/blue-light-from-screens-is-toxic-to-eyes-warns-french-health-agency/

HEALTH: Geopathic Stress Documentary 1 hour 10 minutes video

Published on Feb 14, 2012

Over the past century we have developed technologies, such as mobile phones, that pose a direct threat to our future health, but there is an equally harmful radiation that comes from the earth and could be responsible for many of the health problems facing the modern world. It is called ‘Geopathic Stress’. This documentary looks at the effect of geopathic stress and electromagnetic radiation on our health. For the first time ever, a link is established between them. This ground-breaking documentary is a wake-up call for the modern medical and scientific establishments and also for anyone who has an interest in their own health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wprr9TYUwo

(where people who developed cancer were sleeping)

 

HEALHT OT 

 

HEALTH OT MONSANTO: Non-profit reveals how Monsanto’s spying and intimidation operation is out of control

New documents reveal Monsanto’s ‘fusion center’ aimed at targeting and discrediting journalists and critics

https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/08/09/critics-say-monsantos-spying-and-intimidation-operation-show-why-biotech-giant-needs-to-be-destroyed-now/?_thumbnail_id=731424

HEALTH OT: The “Science” That Google Relies On (Lynn McTaggart)

A good percentage of the medical research published in the world’s top medical literature is ghostwritten. In the pharmaceutical world, ‘ghostwriting’ has a particular meaning. A drugs company will hire a PR firm — known in pharma-speak as a ‘medical education and communication company (MECC)’ – to prepare clinical trials, engage a ghost to write an article with a positive spin on the results, and then enlist a prominent academic to put his name to a paper he’s had nothing to do with in order to give it a patina of respectability. This ‘study’ will then be submitted (and usually published) in a respectable medical journal.That study then is published and becomes part of the scientific canon.

I’ve written about the following case study before, but it’s worth reiterating it here.

https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/08/the-science-that-google-relies-on.html

HEALTH: Vitamin D deficiency and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a narrative review

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6013996/

 

HEALTH: How to Remove Glyphosate from the Body and Restore Digestive Health

https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/how-to-remove-glyphosate-from-the-body-and-restore-digestive-health/?fbclid=IwAR3hBr5ljMwS92Rz7XdGEd_B83l742sNzkgpVtq3Iwujcj2hC9dw-pAOa38

HOUSING SMART HOME UPCOMING ROUNDTABLE: Our WIRED SCHOOLS group is planning an upcoming (recording later this month through ZOOM) Roundtable – we would like to feature THREE expert panelists.  We already have our certified building biologist in place – Risa Suzuki – https://risasuzuki.com but we would also like to add an appraiser and a medical practitioner – one with experience in EMR – environmental medicine – epidemiology, etc. who might address the health impacts from the EMR inside a so-called “Smart Home”.

We plan to use HGTV’s 2019 “Smart Home” https://www.tomsguide.com/us/hgtv-smart-home-2019-gadgets,review-6335.html with all its 17 powerful radiating gadgets as an example.

When I asked Risa if she’d guesstimate the radiation levels in a house like this, she offered:

Risa Suzuki to Christine S. Zipps “Easily in the thousands of microwatts/meter squared. Smart homes also have a massive control center; most tech heavy homes also have boosters/mesh networks as well. Unwinding the tech is also very costly and not as straightforward as you’d think because the switches aren’t traditional (i.e. they’ve all got chips) so it’s not an easy switch”

We plan to inform the HGTV designer of this home of this plan – to invite her to be a participating attendee and will open to public to attend (free) with audio/video muted.   They will be able to see the discussion live and post their questions in CHAT panel to be reviewed at the end of the session.  We plan to not run longer than an hour.  After a light edit, it will be posted on my YouTube channel.

We also plan to invite Realtor(s) to be participating attendees as well for they have shown great interest in learning this information.  In fact, we have been invited to present before a local Realtor Association’s education session next month!

Wondering whether with all the talent among this group, if there are appraiser/medical practitioners with interest/availability to join us for this project.  If so, kindly respond to this message.

Many thanks for your time and consideration.

Regards,  Christine Zipps Investigative Health Journalist & Founder

Studio LUNA Press  YouTube:  Christine Zipps

Contact: <studio_luna@comcast.net>

PRIVACYFacebook Loses Facial Recognition Appeal, Must Face Privacy Class Action

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2019-08-08/facebook-loses-facial-recognition-technology-appeal-must-face-class-action

PRIVACY: How to Protect Yourself From Camera and Microphone Hacking

Use these tips for an easy security boost

https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/how-to-protect-yourself-from-camera-and-microphone-hacking/

 

SECURITY: Cyberattack Warning As Dangerous Issues Found On Popular Office Printers: Report

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/09/warning-as-dangerous-cybersecurity-risks-found-in-mainstream-office-printers-report/

SECURITYNaples, FL becomes latest victim of cyberattack

https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/naples-fl-becomes-latest-victim-of-cyberattack/560282/

SMART HOMES: IoT security: Protect your home against cyberattacks

https://bdtechtalks.com/2019/08/07/iot-smart-home-securit-privacy/

SMART HOMES: DEF CON 2019: Researchers Demo Hacking Google Home for RCE

https://threatpost.com/def-con-2019-hacking-google-home/147170/

SMART METERS: Stratford smart meter 1

2010 6 minute video Martin Weatherall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRejDxBE6OE

SMART METERS: PPL Terminates Electricity for Smart Meter Refusal

6 minute video

Pennsylvania Power and Light terminates siblings’ electricity for not accepting a smart meter in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Donna tells her story and what it is like to be sensitive to electromagnetic radiation from smart meters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA91g8K9_kI

SMART METERS UK: A smart meter runs up £1,148 bill

I was a customer of Economy Energy when it collapsed last December. I’d made monthly payments by direct debit and assumed all was up to date. However, we have just received a demand of £1,148 from its administrators Grant Thornton with the threat of a debt collection agency if not paid within 10 days. This is an error, caused by a smart meter fitted last autumn. The bill showed a massive sudden increase in gas usage and must have been due a recording error. I was trying to resolve it with Economy when it went bust.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/aug/10/consumer-champions-bank-accounts-smart-meters

 UTILITIES FEATURED: Michael Moore-backed doc ‘Planet of the Humans’ explores alternative energy’s shortcomings

Posted By Sonia Khaleel on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 6:54 pm

Planet of the Humans, a documentary promoted by Michael Moore, explores the proposed solutions of alternative energy and unveils the industry’s ongoing dependence on fossil fuels.
Director Jeff Gibbs, a collaborator of Moore’s who produced Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, looks into whether the environmental movement will even address the growing climate change concerns faced by our planet. In the doc, the filmmaker profiles biofuel, windmills, electric cars, solar panels, and more, and discovers that alternative energy is still very much intertwined with both natural gas and coal in multiple ways. In short, the filmmakers stated that we as a society are “addicted” to fossil fuels, according to The Associated Press.

https://www.apnews.com/933b49681b0d47d3a005d356f35251ab

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival.

The film, which does not yet have distribution, is a low-budget but piercing examination of what the filmmakers say are the false promises of the environmental movement and why we’re still “addicted” to fossil fuels. Director Jeff Gibbs takes on electric cars, solar panels, windmills, biomass, biofuel, leading environmentalist groups like the Sierra Club, and even figures from Al Gore and Van Jones, who served as Barack Obama’s special adviser for green jobs, to 350.orgleader Bill McKibben, a leading environmentalist and advocate for grassroots climate change movements.
Gibbs, who produced Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” didn’t set out to take on the environmental movement. He said he wanted to know why things weren’t getting better. But when he started pulling on the thread, he and Moore said they were shocked to find how inextricably entangled alternative energy is with coal and natural gas, since they say everything from wind turbines to electric car charging stations are tethered to the grid, and even how two of the Koch brothers — Charles and David — are tied to solar panel production through their glass production business.

“It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side,” Gibbs said in a phone interview. “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us … but (also) that there is this whole dark side of the corporate money … It dawned on me that these technologies were just another profit center.”

Both know the film is going to be a “tough pill to swallow.” It was a difficult eye-opener for them as well.

“We all want to feel good about something like the electric car, but in the back of your head somewhere you’ve thought, ’Yeah, but where is the electricity coming from? And it’s like, ‘I don’t want to think about that, I’m glad we have electric cars,’” Moore said. “I’ve passed by the windmill farms, and oh it’s so beautiful to see them going, and don’t tell me that we’ve gone too far now and it isn’t going to save us … Well, my feeling is just hit me with everything. I’m like let’s just deal with it now, all at once.”

It’s part of the reason why they had to make it independently. Gibbs said he tried for years to get an environmental group on board to help offset the costs, only to be turned down at every door. He was further disheartened when, in the film, he approaches people like Jones, McKibben and a local Sierra Club leader, and asks them about their stance on biofuel and biomass. Biomass, like wood and garbage, can be used to produce heat and is considered a renewable source of energy. It can also be converted to gas or liquid biofuels that can be burned for energy.

He finds every one ill-prepared to comment on their stance about the biomass process, which the documentary says requires cutting down enormous numbers of trees to produce the woodchips that are converted into energy. Neither Jones nor McKibben responded to request for comment from The Associated Press.

“I like so many people in the film and I’m one of those people who wanted to believe all of these years that that was the right path,” Moore said. ”(But) I refuse to let us die out. I refuse to let this planet die.”

They were even nervous to show it to the festival crowd, where they expected maybe a “50-50 response.” Instead, they got a standing ovation. And there were even members of The Sierra Club there.

“It’s up to people who actually share the same values to sometimes call each other out and bring out the uncomfortable truths,” Gibbs said. “This is not a film by climate change deniers, this is a film by people who really care about the environment.”

Although the findings will be disheartening, both Gibbs and Moore say they hope that it inspires people to reset and start thinking differently.

“Now we can begin to come up with the right solutions that might make a difference … The film doesn’t have the answers but it will get us asking a better set of questions,” Gibbs said. “I really do trust that when millions of people are discussing an issue, answers will emerge … This is what we do as humans, we solve problems, but we’ve got to have the right questions.”

https://www.apnews.com/933b49681b0d47d3a005d356f35251ab

UTILTIES: ‘Smart charging’ needed to help manage electric vehicles’ toll on power grid

Several utilities are testing new programs and technology to encourage drivers to fill up batteries during off-peak hours.

https://energynews.us/2019/08/09/midwest/smart-charging-needed-to-help-manage-electric-vehicles-toll-on-power-grid/

UTILITIESMost Profitable Part of Solar Power Is Switching Currents

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-07/most-profitable-part-of-the-solar-business-is-changing-currents

UTILITIES: New Mexico governor wants to upend PRC as regulators skirt clean energy law

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-mexico-governor-wants-to-upend-prc-as-regulators-skirt-clean-energy-law/560467/

UTILITIES NY: Sullivan County concerned with proposed NYSEG rate increase

NYSEG’s request for a rate increase is tied to improvements in several areas of service, including measures to improve the reliability and resiliency of electric service, improved emergency planning, new incentives for qualifying businesses to improve their energy efficiency, and the deployment of advanced technologies such as smart meters.

The utility also proposes to make some changes to customer service, including closing walk-in offices including the one in the Town of Liberty.

“The County’s point of view in commenting on the rate case has been, ‘What does this mean for our residents and businesses?’” said Potosek.  “The proposed rate increase is estimated to add about $10 a month to most residential customers’ bills. We think this is exorbitant, but whatever rate increase the PSC ultimately approves, in the aggregate it will represent a lot of new revenue for NYSEG. So we have read carefully the various rate plans to examine how NYSEG will apply whatever rate increase they are granted towards improved services that will benefit our community as a whole.”

https://midhudsonnews.com/2019/08/10/sullivan-county-concerned-with-proposed-nyseg-rate-increase/

UTILITES: Rhode Island Becomes the First State to File Climate Suit Vs. Oil Industry

https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/07/02/rhode-island-climate-liability-suit/

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