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Full Steam Ahead: FCC Chairman Dismisses Pentagon, DoT, NOAA, and Energy Dept Opposition to 5G

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SOURCE:  Activist Post

By B.N. Frank

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry.  Unfortunately, it never seems to work out that way on 5G or anything else.  Opposition to 5G has been issued by many respected American government agencies including the U.S. Navy, NOAA, NASA, the Department of Defense, and more.  Congress members have also asked that installation be slowed down during the pandemic.  The FCC says no.

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Despite major pushback from the Pentagon, Department of Transportation (DoT), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Energy Department, Ajit Pai continues to charge forward with plans to speed the rollout of 5G.

“NOAA…said the FCC’s push to reallocate some spectrum would set back satellite-assisted weather forecasting decades. The Transportation Department warned about road safety when a patch of airwaves set aside for driverless cars was reassigned. The Energy Department opposed taking spectrum used by the power companies. Perhaps most memorably, the Defense Department raised alarms about the FCC’s April 20 approval of a mobile broadband network, saying the service will interfere with military and civilian GPS.”

Read the article here.

From Bloomberg:

In his quest to expand U.S. mobile broadband capacity, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai hasn’t been afraid to anger colleagues in government.

He’s taken on the Pentagon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as the departments of Transportation and Energy. Those agencies have warned that his plans to reallocate spectrum could endanger national security, harm weather forecasts, loosen control of the electrical grid and degrade vehicle safety.

5G opposition is worldwide. Cities AND countries have taken action to ban, delay, and halt deployment due to health and safety risks and warnings (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10).

Exposure to 5G (see 1, 2) and other sources of wireless radiation (see 1, 2) can reduce immunity and cause other health issues including increased cancer risk.

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HERE.

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

FCC claims the right to enter your home…without a warrant

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c/o Wired Magazine’s THREAT LEVEL

You may not know it, but if you have a wireless router, a cordless phone, remote car-door opener, baby monitor or cellphone in your house, the FCC claims the right to enter your home without a warrant at any time of the day or night in order to inspect it.

That’s the upshot of the rules the agency has followed for years to monitor licensed television and radio stations, and to crack down on pirate radio broadcasters. And the commission maintains the same policy applies to any licensed or unlicensed radio-frequency device.

“Anything using RF energy — we have the right to inspect it to make sure it is not causing interference,” says FCC spokesman David Fiske. That includes devices like Wi-Fi routers that use unlicensed spectrum, Fiske says.

The FCC claims it derives its warrantless search power from the Communications Act of 1934, though the constitutionality of the claim has gone untested in the courts. That’s largely because the FCC had little to do with average citizens for most of the last 75 years, when home transmitters were largely reserved to ham-radio operators and CB-radio aficionados. But in 2009, nearly every household in the United States has multiple devices that use radio waves and fall under the FCC’s purview, making the commission’s claimed authority ripe for a court challenge.

“It is a major stretch beyond case law to assert that authority with respect to a private home, which is at the heart of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure,” says Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer Lee Tien. “When it is a private home and when you are talking about an over-powered Wi-Fi antenna — the idea they could just go in is honestly quite bizarre.”

 

George Washington University professor Orin Kerr, a constitutional law expert, also questions the legalilty of the policy.

“The Supreme Court has said that the government can’t make warrantless entries into homes for administrative inspections,” Kerr said via e-mail, refering to a 1967 Supreme Court ruling that housing inspectors needed warrants to force their way into private residences. The FCC’s online FAQ doesn’t explain how the agency gets around that ruling, Kerr adds.

The rules came to attention this month when an FCC agent investigating a pirate radio station in Boulder, Colorado, left a copy of a 2005 FCC inspection policy on the door of a residence hosting the unlicensed 100-watt transmitter. “Whether you operate an amateur station or any other radio device, your authorization from the Commission comes with the obligation to allow inspection,” the statement says.

The notice spooked those running “Boulder Free Radio,” who thought it was just tough talk intended to scare them into shutting down, according to one of the station’s leaders, who spoke to Wired.com on condition of anonymity. “This is an intimidation thing,” he said. “Most people aren’t that dedicated to the cause. I’m not going to let them into my house.”

But refusing the FCC admittance can carry a harsh financial penalty. In a 2007 case, a Corpus Christi, Texas, man got a visit from the FCC’s direction-finders after rebroadcasting an AM radio station through a CB radio in his home. An FCC agent tracked the signal to his house and asked to see the equipment; Donald Winton refused to let him in, but did turn off the radio. Winton was later fined $7,000 for refusing entry to the officer. The fine was reduced to $225 after he proved he had little income.

Administrative search powers are not rare, at least as directed against businesses — fire-safety, food and workplace-safety regulators generally don’t need warrants to enter a business. And despite the broad power, the FCC agents aren’t cops, says Fiske. “The only right they have is to inspect the equipment,” Fiske says. “If they want to seize, they have to work with the U.S. Attorney’s office.”

But if inspectors should notice evidence of unrelated criminal behavior — say, a marijuana plant or stolen property — a Supreme Court decision suggests the search can be used against the resident. In the 1987 case New York v. Burger, two police officers performed a warrantless, administrative search of one Joseph Burger’s automobile junkyard. When he couldn’t produce the proper paperwork, the officers searched the grounds and found stolen vehicles, which they used to prosecute him. The Supreme Court held the search to be legal.

In the meantime, pirate radio stations are adapting to the FCC’s warrantless search power by dividing up a station’s operations. For instance, Boulder Free Radio consists of an online radio station operated by DJs from a remote studio. Miles away, a small computer streams the online station and feeds it to the transmitter. Once the FCC comes and leaves a notice on the door, the transmitter is moved to another location before the agent returns.

Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 5/24/2009 09:29:00 PM

More Evidence of Pentagon War Against the Internet

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January 7, 2009

(snip) from full article here: http://www.breakthematrix.com/BreakTheMatrix/More-Evidence-of-Pentagon-War-Against-the-Internet

“As far as the Pentagon is concerned the internet is not all bad, after all, it was the Department of Defense through DARPA that gave us the internet in the first place. The internet is useful not only as a business tool but also is excellent for monitoring and tracking users, acclimatizing people to a virtual world, and developing detailed psychological profiles of every user, among many other Pentagon positives. But, one problem with the current internet is the potential for the dissemination of ideas and information not consistent with US government themes and messages, commonly known as free speech. Naturally, since the plan was to completely dominate the “infosphere,” the internet would have to be adjusted or replaced with an upgraded and even more Pentagon friendly successor.

A renowned Russian author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, told Russia Today the internet may very well be in decline. “Glukhovsky predicted that the network would become clogged with traffic and may grind to a halt in the near future,” writes Steve Watson. “We have previously warned that the rumors of the internet’s decline have been much exaggerated and used as a pretext for calls to designate of a new form of the internet known as Internet 2.”

Of course, Internet 2 would be greatly regulated and only “appropriate content” would be accepted by an FCC or government bureau. Everything else would be relegated to the “slow lane” internet, the junkyard as it were.

In tandem with broad data retention legislation currently being introduced worldwide, such “clean slate” projects may represent a considerable threat to the freedom of the internet as we know it. EU directives and US proposals for data retention may mean that any normal website or blog would have to fall into line with such new rules and suddenly total web regulation would become a reality.” (end snip)

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