Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 15 Mass Call-In to CA Senate Appropriations Committee

May 15 Mass Call-In to CA Senate Appropriations Committee

Opportunity for Electromagnetically Sensitive (EMS) Californians to Oppose SB.649

On May 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm, we want to maximize the number of callers from CA area codes to 712-451-0249 (see details, below). It is OK to hang up after you say “YES” to the single question Nina Beety will ask everyone on the call. Calling in registers your phone number in the live conference call web software.
We want to maximize the Attendee List to hundreds or even a 1,000 total. The FreeConferenceCall.com service (web interface shown below) can handle up to 1,000 simultaneous callers.
This live event will be played out in the CA Senate Appropriations Committee as a demonstration of the number of people who would like to speak in the Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing to oppose SB.649, but can’t do so because they are suffering from environmentally-induced ElectroMagnetic Sensitivity (EMS). We want to communicate with our numbers that the RF/MW radiation levels in the CA State Capitol are intolerable and the RF/MW radiation levels in our neighborhoods will also be intolerable if hundreds of thousands of so-called “Small Cell” cell phone towers are installed on utility pole and non-pole structures in the public rights of way — the very activity that SB.649 promotes!
This Mass Call-In will be a demonstration that current CA Senate decisions, policies and legislation are violating CA EMF residents’ rights to address their government and to enjoy the inalienable rights guaranteed by the California State Constitution:
Article I, Section 2 of California State Constitution
All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.
The calls must be from CA area codes only — All other calls will be filtered out.

Call-In Details

  • When: Mon 5/15/17 @ 1:00 pm PT
  • Dial-In Number: 712-451-0249 (toll charges will apply)
  • Enter Access Code: 601707
  • What to say: . . . NOTHING . . ., except the word “YES” right after you are asked a question by Nina Beety during her one minute address. Hang up after you say “YES“.
  • Please be disciplined. DO NOT PUT YOUR PHONE ON SPEAKERPHONE. If you talk on the line or others hear background noise from your phone, the Senators will not be able to hear Nina speak. Be silent.
  • What else you can do: Watch the live webcast of the 5/15/17 Senate Appropriations Committee at this link (be sure to enable Flash in your browser, but KEEP YOUR COMPUTER’S VOLUME EXTREMELY LOW) and go here to get your written statement forwarded to the CA Senate.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

RED ALERT ON CALIFORNIA 5G WIRELESS SATURATION BILL SB 649- TWEETSTORM AND PROTESTS BREWING

RED ALERT ON CALIFORNIA 5G WIRELESS SATURATION BILL SB 649- TWEETSTORM AND PROTESTS BREWING

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Josh Hart
(You can still take action if outside of California- see stop sign below)
SACRAMENTO-- Scientists, physicians, and local governments throughout California are raising the alarm about Senate Bill SB649 (similar bills exist in other states), which would eliminate the established planning control that local governments currently have over the placement of wireless facilities along streets and on public property. Powerful wireless corporations want this local control eviscerated to pave the way for forced 5G (Millimeter wave) deployment. The wireless industry claims the public wants this new infrastructure, but if the public really wanted these new cell sites in their neighborhoods, SB 649 would of course not be necessary. SB 649 is all about suppressing democracy to suit the CTIA.
If the bill passes, expect big telecom to try and bully their way into your community with high frequency microwave cell sites on street poles (adding to electrosmog from existing smart meter, 3G, and 4G antennas) in a way that will make recent smart meter deployments seem like a friendly tea party with the utilities. It has been documented that these 5G cell sites emit constant radiation at the same frequencies as crowd control microwave pain-inducing weaponry. Millimeter wave wireless is already in testing in certain areas in California and elsewhere.
The author of SB 649, Senator Ben Hueso of San Diego, does not have a lot of experience in radiation and preventative public health, but he does have experience with bad judgment and endangering public safety. Hueso was arrested for drunk driving the wrong way down a one way street in Sacramento after a Senate holiday party in 2014.
The California State Senate Governance and Finance Committee met on April 26th and voted unanimously to approve SB 649. You can watch the disgusting display in its entirety here(Go to 04/26/2017 Senate Governance and Finance Committee- watch or download starting at 4:51:45)
At the hearing, Senator Robert Hertzburg of the San Fernando Valley had this to say explaining his disregard of compelling health issues and his yes vote on SB649:
“And you know, and I don’t disregard and I did not not look at your, at those books that you gave me ’cause I read everything – the gentleman who gave those green, those books last year, at those studies (on wireless health damage -ed.). And look, you know, there have been through society all sorts of times when we make decisions and technology, we see these things change and the like, but we make balances.

We have automobiles. There was a 38,000 deaths in society last year – people dead, dead because of cars. Not just injured. But we say there’s a value to having an automobile. And we make these public policy decisions, you know, in terms of those balances.
Did I blink and not notice that legislators have shifted from ridicule, denial, and disregard of wireless health hazards directly to apathy and calculated, cynical, and callous disregard for human suffering, pain and loss? Are we really openly discussing- at the highest policy levels in California- without question or analysis- the sacrifice of human lives to enable the “internet of things?”
Sen. Hertzburg’s comments reflect a casual disregard for taking life and a willingness to trade dollars, cents, and convenience for acknowledged health hazards. His comparison between our auto-dependent transport system and our telecommunications system is flawed and is based on a false premise.
We already have a (3G/ 4G) wireless communication network that blankets our communities, just as we already have a road network that introduces access (and often barriers) where we live. SB 649 is not about “balancing” anything. SB649 is the wireless equivalent of forcing interstate highways down quiet roads and through backyards, without a shred of input or control of residents and local governments. It’s a way of taking the existing damage and death being inflicted on Californians through pulsed radiation from smart meters, 3G and 4G and then adding a high frequency wireless network on top of that, pulsing hundreds of gigahertz and ensuring no business or residence is out of range, or out of sight from this additional layer of microwave saturation. This is serious shit, folks.
While cynical, sleazy and corrupted politicians like Robert Hertzburg and Ben Hueso,
greased with the cash and perks of the wireless industry at hush hush golf events, play fast and loose with the lives of our pregnant women, infants, and children, our environment and our future, and with the help of corporate cash, apparently convincing their senate colleagues that the bill is a good idea, real people will suffer and die because of a willingness to brutally force millions of powerful small cells in neighborhoods.
Remember this is the same state government whose Department of Public Health sat on a cell phone health warning flyer that could have saved thousands of lives, for 7 years until UC Berkeley’s Joel Moskowitz sued the state to release it. The same CDPH was the recipient of thousands of smart meter health damage reports from StopSmartMeters.org starting in 2010 as well as directly from the injured. There were so many of these complaints the CDPH had to establish a special e-mail address to receive them. Yet no formal investigation was ordered or warning issued. There is good reason why many of us who have been working on these issues see state and federal response to the wireless health crisis as corrupt, blinkered, and non-existent. And now they want to make it worse. Way worse.
Dr. Cindy Russell, VP of Community Health for the Santa Clara County Medical Association urges lawmakers to “not proceed to roll out 5G technologies pending pre-market studies on health effects” due to evidence linking millimeter wave radiation to cataracts, skin damage and other harm. Read Dr. Russell’s full report on 5G health risks and share it with your contacts and especially the legislators below.
OK Now it’s time to take action- this week– to defeat this odious bill.

SB 649!!

ACTIONS TO DEFEAT SB649- 5G MICROWAVE PROLIFERATION BILL
1. ATTEND the Appropriations Committee this Monday May 15th at 10:00 A.M. in Room 4203 in Sacramento- we don’t care if you don’t have time. Have time for neighborhood barricades or skin cancer ?
2. CALL members of the Senate Appropriations Committee with health reports:
3. TWEET to California legislators and others to make them aware of the serious downsides to this bill.
-If you don’t have a twitter account, go to http://twitter.com and sign up for an account.
-Once you have a twitter account:
a. Follow @stopsmeters to access the latest updates
b. Search for #SB649 and see what others are saying (retweet if you approve!)
c. Tweet your direct experiences of health damage from 3G, 4G, and smart meters, as well as scientific studies documenting wireless harm. Simply copy and paste
#SB649 .@CASenateDems
into a tweet and then a brief message. These messages will remain online as a testament to the great, historic mistake these legislators are making.
More information about the bill and links can be found at http://scientists4wiredtech.com/2017/04/oppose-ca-sb-649/ Let’s mobilize and stop this corrupt and dangerous wireless industry legislation from becoming law in California!





Thursday, May 04, 2017

How a Telecom Bill is About to Strip Local Authority

How a Telecom Bill is About to Strip Local Authority

March 24, 2017



Reinette Senum



On March 17th, the City of Nevada City received an alarming letter from the League of California Cities (LCC). The League, a consortium of California cities that influence policy decisions, sent an Action Alert putting all cities on notice about a bill that would ultimately usurp all local control in regard to wireless and small cell telecommunications. i.e. cell towers and antennas installations.



As stated in the letter, “This proposal would prohibit local discretionary review of “small cell” wireless antennas, including equipment, located on existing structures, located on new poles, structures, or non-poll structures. The proposal preempts adopted local land use plans by mandating that “small cells” be allowed in all zones as the use by right, including all residential zones.”



This bill also includes a de facto exemption of CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act, precluding all public consideration “such as aesthetics, nuisance, and environmental impacts of these facilities, all of which are particularly important.”



THE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY’S GAG ORDER



Don’t even THINK for a second that you will be able to bring up health concerns to our elected officials: whether they human or animal. Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that prohibits state and local governments from denying permit applications for cellular towers based upon the environmental effects of RFR (radiofrequency radiation including microwave radiation).



The FCC then issued a rule consistent with the Telecommunications Act: “No State or local government… may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the regulations contained in this chapter concerning the environmental effects of such emissions.”



That’s right. Since 1996, when this telecommunications bill was enacted, a gag order has been placed upon the American people regarding negative health impacts and safety concerns due to cell towers. This is why we have seen such an incredible proliferation of cell towers throughout the American landscape; not because they are safe and do no harm, but because we legally can’t discuss or make decisions based upon the negative health impacts even though The World Health Organization officially classifies electromagnetic radiation a possible 2B carcinogen: The same category as lead, DDT, and styrene.



Studies have shown that individuals living near these cell towers have measured reductions in serotonin and melatonin levels, threefold increase in cancer, fatigue, sleep disturbance, headaches, concentration problems, depression, memory problems, durability, cardiovascular problems, hearing disruption, skin problems, dizziness, etc.



THE DAY THE ALARM WENT OFF



It was after the City of Nevada City and City Councilman Duane Strawser (who is our city’s LCC representative) received the LLC’s Action Alert that Strawser called Senator Bill Dodd (co-author of the bill), Senator Ted Gaines, and other representatives. For some of these representatives, Strawser’s phone call was the moment they were first informed about SB 649. They had no idea that this bill had been quietly tucked within the other 135 bills the California legislature is considering.



If SB 649 goes through nearly every single lamppost and telephone pole along your street is going to be strapped with a 5G antenna and nobody will have any say about this. It is the actual intention of the telecom industry to install these “small cells” along all of our roads and on structures including commercial and even residential buildings. With the passing of SB 649 you and I will have no choice in having one of these cell antennas attached to the exterior of our very homes, possibly right next to our beds, and without our consent.



This bill is a Pandora's box for local authority. This sets a very dangerous precedent that opens the door for any other corporation to come into our California communities and squash local government control in order to deploy any kind of corporate undertaking without the public's or elected official’s consent.



FOLLOW THE MONEY



We can’t be a surprise that one of the largest (if not the) recipient of telecommunication industry is Senator Ben Hueso, San Diego (D), who is responsible for proposing SB 649 as well as slipping it quietly among the other proposed legislation. The bill is co-authored by Senator Bill Dodd (D), San Francisco Bay and Delta regions, and I would imagine he too is a large recipient of the telecommunication lobbyists.



Ultimately, Hueso and Dodd are throwing every man, woman, and child (and even our bees) under the bus for unabated control of our communities by the telecommunications industry.



This proposal is unconstitutional. It prohibits all local authority to deny the leasing or licensing of publicly owned property except for a few sites such as fire stations.



The LCC also noted “this bill strips local government of the authority to protect the quality of life for residents to protect public property in the public right-of-way from relatively unconstrained access by small cells.”



The League concluded, “under this proposal, local governments would be required to give preferential treatment to one industry that has received the “most favored nation” status under the state law (Note: A “most favored nation” clause is a level of status given to one country (or corporation) by another and enforced by the World Trade Organization. ... Countries achieving most favored nation status are given specific trade advantages, such as reduced tariffs on imported goods.). No justification is provided for why this is necessary. This bill strips local government of the authority to protect the quality of life of our residents, and to protect public property and the public right-of-way from relatively unconstrained access by small cells.



Local governments typically encourage new technology into their boundaries because of its potential to dramatically improve the quality of life for the residents. However, this proposal goes too far by requiring local governments to approve “small cells” in all land-use zones, including residential zones, to a ministerial permit, thereby shutting the public out of decisions that could affect the aesthetics of the community and the quality of their environment.”



WHAT WE CAN DO



I know we don't need another fight on our plate, but this is one of those Pandora Boxes that we must do everything in our power to keep closed. I cannot stress how important it is that each and every single one of us pick up the phone and, at the very least, call the following numbers. Call them every day if you can.



On Tuesday, April 4th at 9am, the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Commerce will be holding a public hearing on SB 649.  Nevada City city staff, councilmembers and I intend to testify at this hearing to protect Nevada City’s historic district because it is completely under threat.






Before April 4th, we need a massive phone, text & email campaign to ward off this bill. We must bombard our elected officials’ efforts and let them know that this is a massive property rights violation, threatens our historic district, our right to privacy, as well as destroys local control over our cities and counties.



When communicating to our representatives do not talk about negative health impacts. There's a good chance they may hang up on you…. And I wish I were kidding.



Here are the LCC Talking Points:

This proposal shifts local land-use authority away from local governments and puts it squarely into the hands of private interests with complete disregard for any public input.

Governments have a responsibility to protect the quality of life for residents and to protect public property in the public right-of-way.

Local governments typically encourage new technology into the communities, but this proposal goes too far, shutting the public out of decisions that can affect their daily quality-of-life.



We weren’t supposed to see this bill, but miraculously, it was uncovered by the League of California Cities. It’s now our responsibility to stop it!

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

CA Bill SB 649 Would Force Transmitters Outside Your Home

CA Bill SB 649 Would Force Transmitters Outside Your Home

Tell California State Senators: “NO” on SB 649- NO Small Cell Invasion

California pending legislation SB649 would streamline placement of ​5G ​small cell Distributed Antenna System​s​ (DAS) on electric and light poles in front of businesses and residences, even while physicians are raising the alarm about the health dangers of the technology  This bill eliminates local control and jurisdiction with regard to DAS ​placement ​throughout the state of California. Read more about the bill and take action at the Scientists for Wired Tech site.
Ellen Marks of the California Brain Tumor Association says:
PLEASE WRITE TO (YOUR LEGISLATORS) NOW(AND ASK THEM TO VOTE NO ON SB 649)- DO NOT WAIT FOR THESE MILLIMETER MICROWAVE ANTENNAS TO BE INSTALLED OUTSIDE YOUR HOMES.”
While cities and counties can presently refuse telecommunications equipment on their own property for any reason including health damage, SB 642 is a sneaky attempt by the wireless industry to change the rules of the game.  The bill would strip local governments of their property rights and force them to ignore safety, aesthetic, health and other issues and approve all wireless company applications along public streets and properties. The California State Assn. of Counties has written a letter strongly opposing SB 649 that raises these issues.
The wireless industry has made some specious claims in support of the bill, including that “a DAS box is only the size of a pizza box” (this claim was thoroughly debunked here).
UPDATE: SB 649 passed the Governance and Finance Committee on April 26th unanimously with no mention of health or environmental effects. Current status here.
Please write and/or call the senators and tell them to vote ’NO’ to CA Bill SB 649. You can also “tweet” them, or meet with them in person. Legislator contact info is here.
Points to help you draft letters, make calls and/or give testimony at the hearing, provided are some sound bites for you to give to the Governance & Finance Committee:
  • Taking away property rights will result in lowered property value
    Lowered property value will then lead to lowered property tax revenues.
  • US NTP $25 million dollar study proved RF emissions from ​2G causes DNA breaks, cancers of the brain and heart.
  • Over 220 international scientists have sent an appeal to the WHO that RF emissions are already out of control, and this statement was made two years ago.
  • Increase in health care costs due to growing health problems in the population.
  • Lowered productivity at work due to negative health impacts from the increased wireless radiation exposures
  • Lloyd’s of London and Swiss Re, two major insurance companies of the world, will not cover medical expenses incurred due to exposure to electromagnetic radio frequency radiation (EMR) (i.e. cellphones, wifi, cell tower, antennas, DAS, IoT devices, smart meters, etc.)
  • Environmental devastation from loss of oxygen producing foliage due to damage of trees and vegetation from EMR exposures
  • Environmental devastation from astronomical increases of approximately 124,416 lbs. of CO2 per city every day, or 1.6 trillion lbs. of carbon per year nationwide emissions from powering up the 5G DAS infrastructure 24/7 (and this does not include the carbon footprint created from all the other IoT network and clouds)
  • Fiber optics is the best and only solution.  They are energy efficient, less vulnerable to shut down due to EMP or hacking, and do not create hazardous RF emissions that cause damage to health and the environment
  • Russia has denied 5G rollout in their country.  Instead, they are utilizing fiber optic cables to deliver the internet to every private resident.
If you have any questions about the above please email Mark at mark.graham@scientists4wiredtech.com

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2017/04/19/ca-bill-sb-649-would-force-transmitters-outside-your-home/