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Latest News 17 October 2017 - SB649 Vetoed!!!
October 17, 2017
11:54 am
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SB649 – cause for celebration!!!

Just announced – California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed SB649.

http://www.mercurynews.com/201…..ne-towers/
http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/…..-bill.html

Gov Brown’s actual message
https://www.gov.ca.gov/docs/Sb…..e_2017.pdf

And commentary from some of the expected sources

Microwave News: ‘California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill #SB649 easing permits on cell phone towers. Another loss for @CTIA’

Prof Trevor Marshall‏: ‘A wise decision, Gov Brown. Thanks to everybody who worked hard to make it happen. Maybe it will define his legacy, only History can tell…’

Generation Zapped: ‘HUGE victory for California. This also shows what can happen when we make our voices heard!’

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From one of the scientists involved (via InPower movement):

‘The Fat Lady finally sang — a sweet lullaby from the new veto recording artist, Jerry Brown:

“the interest which localities have in managing rights of way requires a more balanced solution than the one achieved in this bill.”

Brown’s veto message is here:
https://www.gov.ca.gov/docs/Sb…..e_2017.pdf

Mercury News – October 16, 2017 at 12:25 am | UPDATED: October 16, 2017 at 1:41 am
http://www.mercurynews.com/201…..ne-towers/

Time for a small victory lap with San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo . . .

Thanks to everyone that showed up and helped with this fight. Special thanks to Harry Lehmann, Bruce Kushnick and Nina Beety for their excellent, substantial analyses and to all of the scientists who are publishing the truth about the hazards of RF/MW radiation exposures.

I went to bed not knowing, but my wife woke me up and told me. This was six months of full-time effort for me. I can now resume my normal life.

I agree with Bruce, it is time to cut off the FCC, AT&T and Verizon at the knees . . .

Paul McGavin
http://scientists4wiredtech.com/
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And from InPower (Josh Del Sol):

‘Just before midnight last night, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 649!! As you may know, the bill was the wireless industry’s dream, as it would have blocked the ability of cities and counties to control the installation of microwave radiation antennas. If this legislation had passed, it would have then opened the door for the industry to take over in other regions.

There are so many safe tech advocates who worked on this matter so diligently, from many different angles. While our movement did not yet have the resources sufficient to pull the trigger on a wide implementation of the Liability Action for California legislators, a targeted campaign was done in which legislators were provided a summary and how they will be held financially liable, should the bill pass.

Moving forward, it will be key to make sure ALL legislators realize and understand across the board that they WILL be held to account as individuals — so that nothing like this bill can ever come close to passing again. Because, as we know, the industry is not yet ready to throw in the towel.

And, if and when the need arises, several thousand have already indicated participation interest in a Liability Action to address SB649 and or 5G deployment at the root cause of the problem. (Re-subscribe on our main page to indicate your interests.)’
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This is obviously very good news, but I suspect it’s just the end of Round 1. Will it turn into another saga like the Berkeley Cellphone warning issue? It’s unlikely that Big T will take this lying down. And Governor Brown’s message seems to leave the door open – ‘There is something of real value in having a process that results in extending this innovative technology rapidly and efficiently.’ No mention of health concerns in his message, either. But for now celebration seems to be the order of the day.

October 17, 2017
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Other News

More good news from California – Berkeley this time
Is this the end of the road for Big T in Berkeley?
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c…..nings-law/
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news…..27781.html

The War against children
Impact of technology
http://www.albany.edu/news/82329.php
Parents fighting back
http://wamu.org/story/17/10/09…..B4.twitter
Some slightly different suggestions for managing screen time
http://www.familiesmanagingmed…..hool-week/

5G/IoT
https://www.thelocal.de/201709…..mburg-port – typical Euro-bungling – what about Declaration 1815 (http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml…..leid=17994)? The same Eurocrats concurrently advocating precaution and abandoning precaution. As well as funding massive expansion of wifi in public spaces. And ignoring the recent appeal from 180 scientists. Are there conflicts of interest, or just incompetence?
https://www.electronicsweekly……p-2017-09/ – resistance to ‘all things smart’ in Britain. No mention of health concerns

Interview with Devra Davis
Two-part interview. Dates from 2015 but the content is still current. Includes discussion of wifi from space
http://www.prx.org/pieces/154526?m=false
http://www.prx.org/pieces/154520?m=false

Science

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…..d/28988507 – more on EMF’s in incubators for newborn babies
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/doc…..eload=true – ELF’s affecting heart
http://microwavenews.com/paper…..a-analysis – more on headaches (see last week’s news)
https://t.co/cWs5I21Psf – headache issue from 2001!
http://www.saferemr.com/2015/0…..sperm.html – sperm quality
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…..d/29022155 – EMFs and fish. Another environmental impact?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…..t=Abstract – and another – impact on trees
http://healthfreedomidaho.org/…..ell-towers – media commentary

Not sure about the impact of these, but they do seem to point to non-thermal effects which are impossible according to ICNIRP & co.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…..d/29026392
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p…..d/29026094

Conflicts of interest – some well-known names…..
http://bit.ly/2yp9sUm
Microwave News‏ ‘Of course there’s a conflict within the COSMOS project at the Karolinska. Industry money corrupts. It always does.’
‘KI’s Anders Ahlbom: It may seem like a conspiracy that we have close contacts with industry, but we are completely independent. Sure!’
This is the same Anders Ahlbom who was ejected from the IARC discussions in 2011 for undeclared conflicts of interest!

Discussion on SAR (via Twitter). Not specifically related to microwaves, but almost certainly relevant.
http://bit.ly/2xJ7xND
Microwave News‏ ‘#FDA clears 1st 7T MRI. We asked FDA for RF SAR numbers. Reply: That info “is not yet public.”‘
Prof Trevor Marshall: ‘SAR has no relevance to biology. SAR of a pulse is 0, yet pulse does much biological harm.Threshold of no-harm is near thermal noise,not SAR’
Microwave News: ‘Agreed. That was the reason for asking about the RF SARs. But, as RF pulse gets quicker, SAR may not be the best measure of radiation risk.’

And finally…….

This appealed to me for some reason
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL…..AE_CXK.jpg

October 17, 2017
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General roundup

https://www.cheatsheet.com/hea…..?a=viewall – cancer-causing habits – cellphones come in at no 3

http://www.bbc.com/news/techno…..y-41635516 – major security exposure in wifi – appears to affect many products.

https://www.naturalnews.com/20…..shes.html# -another hijacking hazard

http://www.bbc.com/news/busine…..s-41604860 – Samsung back in the news

http://www.pcquest.com/10-ways…..radiation/ -advice on reducing exposure

https://www.newparadigm.ws/my-…..pulations/ – slightly broader than usual look at radiation hazard

https://www.theguardian.com/te…..y-dystopia – more in-depth than usual on apps and addiction

http://www.bbc.com/news/busine…..s-41606963 – poor mobile coverage in UK. Good news for EHS sufferers? Until the powers-that-be do something about it.

https://www.naturalnews.com/20…..ence.html# – seems that milennials are more worried about their phones than about real life issues. Death, public speaking and nuclear war don’t even make it onto the list.

– Slide show from Mikko Ahonen

http://www.fiercewireless.com/…..eployments – Big T pouring scorn on health advocates who get in their way

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL…..AAa6go.jpg – .. and the uncharted depths to which they will sink

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40840823 – screen time vs junk food…

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/m…..eniks.html – resistance to smart meters – healh concerns mentioned in passing

http://www.businessinsurance.c…..fety-rules – regulations protecting agains occupation exposure. What about the rest of us?

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