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FCC ABOUT TO END PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION IN AMERICA-ONLY 24 HOURS NOTICE TO RESPOND!

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Submitted by Rebecca Campbell
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On Friday, December 14th, 2018 between 2:15 pm and 3 pm, I will be interviewing Deborah Vinson (Director Thurston County Media, Olympia, WA), Jeffrey Hansell (Director, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA), Mary Cardova (Wisconsin Community Media, Madison, WI – see: https://wisconsincommunitymedia.com/advocacy/), Jay April (President and CEO Akaku Maui Community Media https://akaku.org/), and others on FCC plans to cut the funding for Public TV here in the United States.
 
Under proposed rules by Federal Communication Commissioners (FCC) Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, the FCC will allow corporations like Comcast and Verizon to deduct what is called “in kind” contributions for Public TV – these deductions will dramatically decrease the franchise fees now paid by Comcast, Verizon, and other companies for their access to public airwaves to broadcast their private television shows. The result will be the end of Public TV in the United States.
Comcast, Verizon, and other corporations want to shut down the monies for Public TV for several reasons: (a) they view Public TV as a “threat” – they want everyone to pay for TV, (b) Public TV can’t be controlled by the Cabal. If you care about Public TV, and want it to continue, please email or write the FCC at:
455 – 12th Street, SW, Washington D.C. 20544, or email them at: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings 
(1) Under “proceedings”, enter 05-311,
(2) Under “name of filer”, enter your name,
(3) Under “Type of Filing”, select “Reply Comments”,
(4) Enter your address, etc.
(5) Attach your comments in a scanned pdf file,
(6) Check “email confirmation”,
(7) Enter “Continue to Review Screen”,
(8), Enter “submit”.
Ajit Pai at the FCC has only given people until 11:59 pm on Friday, December 14th, 2018 to send in comments by email or by mail. So your comments must be received by midnight this Friday!
 
Please the FCC that: (a) you support Public TV and want it to continue, (b) you strongly dissaprove of FCC’s “MB 5-311” recommendations to give companies like Comcast and Verizon a deduction for “in-kind” contributions. All over the United States, Public TV stations relay upon the charitable contributions by people to maintain their stations. If big companies like Comcast and Verizon are allowed to deduct what they pay for the use of public airwaves by so called in kind contributions, Public TV will end in the United States.
Why should we subsidize Comcast and Verizon? Why should we let them destroy Public TV? Not one word of this has been in the mass media in the U.S., because ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and FOX all want to destory Public TV. Please also contact your local U.S. Senators and Repreentatives and let them know that we need to save Public TV!
As David Rockefeller said:
We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our (Bilderberger/Cabal secret) meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the lights of publicity during those years.But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to … (“democracy”) practiced in past centuries.”https://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/globalism/rockefeller.htm
I urge everyone reading this post to please contact the FCC and tell them of your opinion. The last time anyone tried to end Public TV in the U.S. was Richard Nixon in 1972 — we all know what happened to him. Perhaps it is time for FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly to be impeached (like Nixon was in 1972)? Their anti-democratic values certainly don’t resonate with most Americans.

Smoke and Mirror Phone Scams Part II

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By: Sam Jojola

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“Today’s news proves Congress has not their job.  Reports of 18 billion unwanted calls in 2017 by Seattle based tech company HIYA prove that.  Reportedly, over 4 million people complained last year to the federal government about robocalls.

Last month, a reported 2.7 billion robocalls were reported.  Consumer groups have complained the U.S. government is not doing enough.”

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Letter to Congress

Update

Last month, I sent correspondence to two Senators and a Congressman in California regarding the need for tougher penalties for robocallers and telemarketing fraud.  Though I have yet to receive a personal response to my letter below, I do believe other members of Congress have moved forward recently this month to introduce similar legislation that was never enacted in 2016:  https://bigislandnow.com/2018/04/18/senators-introduce-legislation-to-fight-illegal-robocalls/.

The Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2018 is the current legislation this month and the 2016 legislation that was never enacted was S. 3026 ROBOCOP Act mentioned in my letter dated March 23, 2018 to Congress below.

RoboKiller  App works for colleague who detailed positive personal experience

In late February, a colleague and major philanthropist in the wildlife world e-mailed me his following experiences with the RoboKiller App which I am passing on to readers:

“One way on minimizing these calls is using an app called RoboKiller.  It’s not free and cost $29 a year. The system has about 202,255 numbers in its database.  Any call from these numbers will be answered by a bot call from your phone without you even knowing.  The phone will not ring or vibrate. You can choose a random pre-recorded answer, or a specific one, or record your own.  If you are clever how you do it, they will take back your recording and will take them sometime to realize it. If rarely you get a call from a number not in the robocall list, you can add the number yourself, and help the community by adding a new number to the system.  You can also allow calls to come in if they were identified as spammer by mistake.” More

Reject President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Wheeler to head the FCC

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Here is another way to stop the FCC from ignoring public health issues. If Thomas Wheeler heads the FCC it will be the fox guarding the henhouse…

Please sign this petition to US Senators: Reject Obama’s nomination of Thomas Wheeler to head the FCC

Reject President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Wheeler to head the FCC

President Obama could not have picked a worse nominee than Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Wheeler has obvious industry ties and conflicts of interest:

• Wheeler chaired the CTIA, the Wireless Association, which includes Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile;

• Wheeler chaired the National Cable Television Association, which includes Comcast, Time Warner, and others;

• Wheeler is the director of Core Capital Partners LP, a venture capital firm that manages $350 million in the high-growth technology sector- they rely on friendly regulation at the FCC;

• Wheeler raised millions of dollars for Obama’s presidential campaign;

• Wheeler is listed on Fierce Wireless’ top ten list of people who helped shape the wireless industry.

The FCC regulates the nation’s airwaves and all communications plus its accompanying infrastructure. More

American Academy of Environmental Medicine calls for a halt to wireless smart meters

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The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has adopted a resolution calling for a halt to wireless smart meters.

This represents the first national physician’s group to look in-depth at wireless health risks; and to advise the public and decision-makers about preventative public health actions that are necessary. More

BANNING SMART METERS…

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This information has been gathered from around the web on SMART METERS. 

SMART METER WARNING!

Ten counties in California have banned Smart Meters.

These wireless meters on every home and building will emit huge pulses of microwave radio frequency radiation as often as every few seconds throughout the day and night, seven days a week.  Our FCC exposure standards only cover short-term thermal (heating) effects; they do not cover long-term accumulative exposure, nor do they cover biological impacts.

And that’s just the indoor part. All transmitters inside your home or office will communicate with a Smart Meter attached to the outside of each building. [1] That meter, in turn, will transmit at an even higher frequency to a central hub installed in local neighborhoods. In what are called “mesh networks,” signals can also be bounced from house-meter to house-meter before reaching the final hub. So exposures will not just be from your own meter, but accumulating from possibly 100-to-500 of your neighbors’ as well.

The scientific evidence for biological impacts from microwave radiation, known for decades (remember the Moscow embassy) continues to grow with impacts such as DNA damage, increased risk of cancers and tumors, cellular stress, decreased melatonin, decreased sperm, cognitive difficulties and brain-wave alteration, heart rhythm disturbances, red blood cell clumping, and impacts on wildlife including to bees. More

FCC passed new rules — written by corporations — that will end Net Neutrality

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BREAKING: Minutes ago, the FCC passed new rules — written by corporations — that will end Net Neutrality.
For the first time in history, the U.S. government approved corporate censorship of the Internet, putting the future of online free speech at risk. Unbelievably, the person leading the charge was Obama appointee Julius Genachowski.
This violates President Obama’s campaign promise to protect Net Neutrality, but some media are reporting the corporate spin that this is a “Net Neutrality compromise.” It’s not — there’s no such thing as half a First Amendment. We need to set the record straight.
If you’re on Facebook, click here to spread the word.
By sharing, you can help us spread the top 3 reasons the rules passed today are a giveaway to big corporations and break Obama’s promise:
  1. They enshrine different rules for wired and wireless Internet — allowing big corporations to censor on your mobile phone
  2. They allow corporations to set up tollbooths online, stifling new innovators like the next YouTube who can’t pay the fees the old, crusty corporations can pay
  3. For the first time, they embrace a “public Internet” for regular people vs. a “private Internet” with all the new innovations for corporations who pay more — ending the Internet as we know it
A more detailed explanation is here. Please pass this email to your friends so they know not to believe the corporate spin.
Thanks for being a bold progressive,
Jason Rosenbaum, Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, and the PCCC team

Congress just sold you out to Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

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(List is attached of the politicians who sold out.)

74 House Democrats and 37 Senate Republicans have signed industry-written letters telling the FCC to abandon efforts to protect Internet users and stop big companies from blocking Internet traffic.

It’s yet another example of dirty politics destroying our democracy, and it has to stop.

Tell Washington: Congress Doesn’t Speak for Me

The nasty little secret that everybody knows? Almost every one of these representatives has accepted massive contributions from the phone and cable lobby. Now the industry is demanding a return on its investment.

Fortunately, your member of Congress isn’t among this group of sellouts. 

By signing the industry letter, these members of Congress have drastically undercut the FCC’s ability to get a fast, affordable and open Internet to everyone in America. They are actually taking a position against the interests of rural and low-income communities.

We aren’t going to let this outrageous and unethical behavior stand. Today, we’re asking hundreds of thousands of Americans to sign our own letter and telling Congress and the FCC that these members of Congress don’t speak for us, President Obama or the millions of other Americans who support a fast, open and affordable Internet.

Don’t Let Dirty Politics Kill Fast, Open and Affordable Internet

That so many members of Congress would intentionally sell out the public may be hard to imagine. Perhaps these representatives didn’t know what they were signing. Or perhaps this is just business as usual, another D.C. betrayal of the public trust. (Is it any wonder the latest Gallup public opinion poll counts a congressional disapproval rating of 73 percent?)

These members of Congress acted on blind faith that phone and cable companies have the best interests of Americans in mind. More

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