…Intended for use at the local, state or federal levels as well as for raising public awareness.
PDF summary document complete with links to references on the “downsides” of 5g and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Please feel free to use this document in full or in part (no attribution needed) to inform local, state, or federal officials of why people increasingly think 5G and cell tower antennas outside all our homes is…well…just a really bad idea.
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Brief overview of 5g, the IoT, and small cells
Benefits of fiber optics
US Embassy in Moscow Irradiated with lower levels than 5g
Declining Property Values
Disaster Relief and Severe Weather Events
Model Ordinance And Examples of Protective Ordinances
FCC’s Outdated “Safety” Guidelines for RF
Millimeter Wave Frequencies and Phased Arrays
Our Kids Are Paying for 5G With Their Lives
Buried Deep In E-Waste
What’s Going On In Government re 5G
No Business Case
Will 5g “Bridge the Digital Divide”? (Hint, no it won’t)
Enough’s Enough – Saturated With Tech
By Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
This message describes, as briefly as I can, the answers to the questions below. Kindly read what interests you. I present these comments as a retired U.S. Government career scientist (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Harvard University).
- Why is control of 5G secondary to stopping its deployment?
- Why are both HB654/SB937 and HB1020/SP713 fatally flawed?
- What makes Maryland a leader in MANDATING exposure to harmful radiofrequency radiation?
- What is Maryland’s implicit policy on exposure to radiofrequency radiation?
- Why is human health so vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation?
- What is the evidence of the harm caused by radiofrequency radiation?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of 5G?
- What should our telecommunications goals be?
- Who am I?
Why is control of 5G secondary to stopping its deployment?
Control by local government of the deployment of 5G’s small cell towers is, indeed, an important goal, because local governments are closer to the people and can better reflect their wishes. That makes HB1020/SP713 the better approach, as intended by its authors, compared to HB654/SB937 which forfeits local control entirely.
But there is an even more important goal: STOPPING the deployment of 5G altogether. The reason, as shown throughout this message, is that there is NO SAFE WAY to implement 5G in our communities; rather, there are only “bad ways” and “worse ways”. So local control means that local governments can have a say in the choice among the “bad ways”.
Why are both HB654/SB937 and HB1020/SP713 fatally flawed?
Both bills reaffirm the worst aspect of Federal policy: a prohibition against stopping all deployment. For example, HB1020/SP713 makes statements like these:
S-703 (C) (1): “THE APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW AND REGULATION PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (A) OF THIS SECTION:
(1) MAY NOT GENERALLY PROHIBIT THE INSTALLATION OF ALL WIRELESS FACILITIES OR POLES IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY OR ON PRIVATE PROPERTY; AND”
S-704 (C): “THE DESIGN AND AESTHETIC REQUIREMENTS OR STANDARDS OF AN AUTHORITY MAY NOT HAVE THE EFFECT OF PROHIBITING ANY WIRELESS PROVIDER’S WIRELESS SERVICE.”
Statements like these write into Maryland law the principal provision of Federal policy that so many efforts are now trying to overturn. For this reason, in my view, neither HB654/SB937 nor HB1020/SP713 should be made law.
What makes Maryland a leader in MANDATING exposure to harmful radiofrequency radiation?
Wireless Smart Meters for the measurement of electricity have already been forced on virtually every home and business in Maryland. These meters bring the source of radiation up close and personal to the residents, even to the walls against which children sleep. They transmit pulses of radiofrequency throughout the day and the night, every day of the year. To escape the radiation from your own meter, you must pay the electric power company a monthly Opt-Out fee, forever, for a non-radiating meter. At last report, about 44,000 Maryland homeowners have made this choice. But there is NO way to escape the radiation from your neighbors’ wireless meters.
Wireless Smart Meters for the measurement of natural gas and water are either already implemented in parts of the State, or are contemplated (WSSC), and will worsen the problem already created by the Wireless Smart Meters for electricity.
WiFi is implemented widely in Maryland’s schools and bathes the children and teachers in radiofrequency radiation every school day for all their school years. Parents who don’t want their children exposed to such radiation MUST forfeit a public school education for their children. All this has occurred even though the Maryland Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, which reports to the Governor, recommended phasing WiFi out of the schools in favor of much safer wired technology. (Wifi Radiation in Schools in Maryland, Final Report, December 13, 2016, page 8, https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/OEHFP/EH/Shared%20Documents/CEHPAC/MD_CEHPAC_SchoolWiFi_022017_final.pdf
The addition of the radiation from 5G’s small cell towers, located up close and personal to Maryland residents, and operating 24 hours per day throughout the year, will complete this assault on the health of the public.
What is Maryland’s implicit policy on radiofrequency radiation?
The State’s implicit policy appears to be this:
“No resident of Maryland shall be permitted to escape 24-hour exposure to radiofrequency radiation, at ever higher levels, even though such radiation has already been shown to be harmful to human health.”
“All biomedical research from any source, including the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and the international biomedical research community more broadly, that shows that exposure to radiofrequency radiation is harmful to human health, will be categorically denied.”
Why is human health so vulnerable to harm from radiofrequency radiation?
In the simplest terms, human beings are bioelectrical in nature. That is why electrocardiograms work when they monitor a beating heart. And that is why electroencephalograms work when they monitor the activities in the brain. Humans evolved in levels of radiofrequency radiation far below those produced by human technology today. We humans are simply not designed to tolerate today’s high levels of radiofrequency radiation.
When the radiofrequency radiation from cell towers, including 5G’s small cell towers, and other wireless sources, hits the body, that radiation disrupts the bioelectrical workings of the body. This disruption occurs at levels of radiation far below those set as the FCC’s Maximum Permitted Exposure limits. In response, the body must fight back constantly to regain control. This battle can lead to a wide range of symptoms. Here is just a partial list: sleep disruption, headaches, irritability, ringing in the ears, fatigue, loss of concentration and memory, nerve pain, dizziness, eye problems, nausea, heart palpitations, depression, and cancer.
No one is immune to harm, but vulnerability varies widely with the individual. That vulnerability does appear to be greatest for pregnant mothers, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, seniors, the disabled, and those with chronic health conditions. A host of major medical conditions are now under study by the international biomedical research community to determine what role exposure to radiofrequency radiation may play in causing, or aggravating, them. Examples include autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autoimmune diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease, among so many others.
The effects of radiofrequency radiation appear to be cumulative; so the longer that exposure continues, the greater the chance that an individual will be overtly affected. Some individuals will develop a devastating condition called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, with a host of symptoms, including extreme pain from exposure to even very low levels of radiofrequency radiation. Just to survive, such individuals must often leave their homes and jobs, where exposure levels were too high, and move to rare locations away from radiation sources. Such individuals regularly contact scientists (including me), doctors, and other aware individuals for advice on what to do.
What is the evidence of the harm caused by radiofrequency radiation?
There are thousands of archival biomedical research papers, published in peer-reviewed journals, that have shown that radiofrequency radiation is harmful to the body in one way or another. These have been collected and reviewed in a number of summary documents. Here are just two examples: (1) BioInitiative 2012, draws on about 1800 publications (https://bioinitiative.org/); (2) EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF-Related Health Problems and Illnesses, draws on 308 references (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27454111). (“EMF” stands for electromagnetic fields, a term inclusive of radiofrequency radiation.)
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization classified radiofrequency radiation as a Group 2B Human Carcinogen (“possibly carcinogenic”), naming explicitly “wireless phone” radiation (cellular radiation), based on the increased risk for glioma. Glioma is a malignant type of brain cancer that is usually fatal. It most recently took the life of Senator John McCain and Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden. (https://www.iarc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pr208_E.pdf)
In 2018, a massive study by the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health linked cellular radiofrequency radiation (RFR) to cancer of the nerves of the heart (schwannomas), to cancer of the brain (glioma), and to multiple other health effects in test animals. (https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/areas/cellphones/index.html)
In 2015 and continuing, 247 scientists from 42 nations signed an appeal to the United Nations, described below. These scientists have “published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields” (which are inclusive of radiofrequency radiation).
“Address the global public health concerns related to exposure to cell phones, power lines, electrical appliances, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in residential homes, schools, communities and businesses.” (https://www.emfscientist.org/)
For more information on the health effects of radiofrequency radiation, please see the website of the Environmental Health Trust, especially the Science tab. (https://ehtrust.org/)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of 5G?
5G has some true advantages. 5G is expected to employ higher radiofrequencies than those currently in use in cellular systems in the United States. Those higher frequencies will permit more rapid rates of data transfer compared to current WIRELESS technology. And, as a wireless technology, 5G will support mobility.
But wired technology, especially fiber-optic technology, is superior to 5G in so many other ways. Fiber-optic technology produces NO radiofrequency radiation, so it poses NO health hazard. Fiber-optic technology is safer, faster, more reliable, more cyber secure, and more private than any wireless technology, including 5G. (See https://whatis5g.info for a detailed description of the limitations of 5G.)
So users of wireless technology, including 5G, will have to decide if mobility ALONE is more important for their particular application than any other factor, including their own health and the health of their families and colleagues.
When listening to the hype about 5G, consider the following:
Is the hype coming more from potential providers of 5G, who hope to profit from 5G, or from potential users, who will have to pay for 5G?
Is the RUSH to implement 5G more about staking out claims to small cell sites in right-of-ways than about providing services that customers really need?
Is the RUSH to implement 5G driven by the growing awareness of the public and its representatives that radiofrequency radiation is harmful to health, and thus the providers feel that they must act quickly before resistance builds further?
What scientific studies, from impartial sources, can the providers of 5G identify that prove that 5G has NO adverse health effects on humans? The burden of proof is on the providers.
When questioned by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal in a hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee (February, 7, 2019), the representatives of industry could name no existing studies and none in progress. (Story: https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/at-senate-commerce-hearing-blumenthal-raises-concerns-on-5g-wireless-technologys-potential-health-risks; Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsil3VQE5K4)
What should our telecommunications goals be?
Let me suggest the following:
Promote the expansion of fiber-optic technology as widely as possible, instead of degrading our environment with more harmful radiofrequency radiation, this time from 5G.
Require that the safety of 5G be proven by impartial studies before 5G can be installed in Maryland, instead of facilitating the use of Maryland residents to be the guinea pigs to test that safety.
Join forces with other state governments, and with local governments, to fight back against Federal laws and regulations that force any potentially harmful technology on the states without adequate PRIOR proof of safety. Any technology with the potential to harm, and even take, life should not be mandated by the U.S. Government or encouraged by the states.
It will be difficult to stop 5G, but it will be easier to stop it NOW than to get it removed later after huge numbers of Maryland residents have become ill.
Who am I?
I am a retired U.S. Government career scientist (Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University). I worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For those organizations, respectively, I addressed Federal research and development program evaluation, energy policy research, and measurement development in support of the electronics and electrical-equipment industries and the biomedical research community. I currently interact with other scientists, with physicians, and with aware individuals around the world on the impact of radiofrequency radiation on human health.
I have been a resident of Montgomery County since 1979.
Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
There are currently four Telecom-generated 5g-bills in the Maryland General Assembly that would allow harmful radiation-emitting cell tower antennas next to our homes.
- Small cells would be deployed on Maryland street lights, buildings, and near homes without any say from local voices.
- Towers could be right up next to our homes – mere feet from our bedroom windows.
Basically, the bills strip our towns and cities from almost all authority regarding these so-called “small cell” facilities.
We need to come together and voice our opposition LOUD and CLEAR!
Please try to attend the Senate Finance Committee Hearing this Tuesday, Feb. 26th, at 1:00 p.m.
East Miller Senate Building Room 3
11 Bladen Street
If you plan to submit written comments, you will need to bring 20 copies. Here is a link to the Senate Finance Committee FAQ Guidelines: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/pubs-current/current-fin-faqs.pdf
This is an important hearing! So please do make every effort to attend, and if possible, to testify.
(NB: Currently these 2 bills are last on the hearing schedule that day, but that can change.)
There are two Bills In the Senate Finance Committee:
Wireless Facilities — Installation and Regulation
Sponsored by Senator Klausmeier
Wireless Facilities — Permitting and Siting
Sponsored by Senator Beidle
And two identical companion bills In the House Economic Matters Committee:
Wireless Facilities — Installation and Regulation
Sponsored by Chair Dereck Davis
HB 1020 (Pending?)
Wireless Facilities — Permitting and Siting
Sponsored by Del. Lisanti
SB 937 and HB 654 are far more egregious than the other two bills, but all four bills would result in cell tower antennas throughout our neighborhoods and next to our homes.
- SB 937 and HB 654 essentially let cell tower companies do whatever they want.
- SB 713 and HB 1020 lock in current FCC rules which are (thankfully) being challenged in court. If FCC is overturned in court, Marylander’s would still be burdened by the rejected FCC rules.
Please try to attend the hearing, make calls, send emails and written comments, testify, share this post on Social Media, and/or with friends, family, and colleagues.
Take Action Now
We made the difference and halted similar bills last year. We can do it again!
1. Call and Write to the House Economic Matters Committee
(Email addresses and telephone numbers for Committee members can be found below).
Phone/Email Suggested Script:
Please oppose SB 937 and SB 713 [or HB 654 and HB 1020 heard on Feb. 21st, if contacting the Economics Matters Committee] scheduled to be heard on February 26th at 1:00 pm in Senate Finance Committee. These bills are both giveaways to the telecommunications industry at the expense local communities, public safety and our health. Although SB 713 is a bit more consumer friendly, both bills would allow the the telecommunication companies to place their industrial equipment next to our homes with no regard for the safety of our communities.
We don’t want more wireless capacity. We don’t want more wireless devices and all the unnecessary Internet-connected things. What we DO want is safe, fast, reliable, cyber secure, and energy efficient fiber to all homes and businesses in Maryland.
Please protect our local communities and vote NO on SB 937 and SB 713 [or HB 654 and HB 1020 if contacting the Economic Matters Committee].
2. Show up in person to testify at the hearing
The more people the better. The hearing is on February 26th at 1:00 pm. BUT YOU MUST SIGN UP IN PERSON BY NOON! The hearing will take place in the Senate Building at 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD in the Senate Finance Hearing Room. Written statements can be longer but verbal remarks must be limited to 3 minutes. For more info, you can call the office at (301) 858-3145)
3. Send an email to all committee members
(Email addresses may be pasted directly into your message)
Emails for the Senate Finance Committee formatted to paste directly into email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ben.Kramer@senate.state.md.us,email@example.com
Email addresses of the Economic Matters Committee formatted to paste directly into email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Diana.Fennell@house.state.md.us, firstname.lastname@example.org, Johnny.Mautz@house.state.md.us, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, MaryAnn.Lisanti@house.state.md.us, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ned.Carey@house.state.md.us, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Seth.Howard@house.state.md.us, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Here’s a summary document that may be useful for learning more about some of the major issues surrounding the deployment of 4g/5g small cells throughout our neighborhoods.
Many thanks. And please share this post with the WHOLE STATE OF MARYLAND!!
2019 Senate Finance Committee – Phone, email, district
Chair: Senator Kelley Delores Baltimore 10 410.841.3606 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Senator Feldman, Brian Montgomery D15 410.841.3169 email@example.com
Senators in the Finance Committee
Augustine, Malcolm Prince George’s D47 410.841.3745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beidle, Pamela Anne Arundel D 32 410.841.3593 email@example.com
Benson, Joanne` Prince George’s D24 410.841.3148 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayes, Antonio Baltimore City D40 410.841.3656 email@example.com
Hershey, Jr., Stephen Kent, Queen Anne’s, Cecil, & Caroline 36 410.841.3639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennings, J.B. Baltimore & Harford D7 7410.841.3706 email@example.com
Klausmeier, Katherine Baltimore D8 410.841.3620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kramer, Benjamin Montgomery D19 410.841.3151 Ben.Kramer@senate.state.md.us
Relly, Edward Anne Arundel D33 410.841.3568 email@example.com
2019 House Economic Matters Committee Members: Phone, email, district
Last Name First Name County District Office Phone Email
Adams, Christopher Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico D37BA 410.841.3343 firstname.lastname@example.org
Arentz, Steven Caroline, Cecil, Kent &Queen Anne’s D36B 410.841.3543 email@example.com
Branch, Talmadge Baltimore City D45A 410.841.3398 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bromwell, Eric Baltimore D8 410.841.3766 email@example.com
Brooks, Benjamin Baltimore D10A 410.841.3352 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carey, Ned Anne Arundel D31A 410.841.3047 email@example.com
Charkoudian, Lorig Montgomery D20 410.841.3423 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crosby, Brian St. Mary’s D29B 410.841.3277 email@example.com
Davis, Dereck (Chair) Prince George’s D25B 410.841.3519 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Dumais Montgomery D15 410-841-3052
Fennell, Diana Prince George’s D47A 410.841.3478 email@example.com
Fisher, Mark Calvert 27C 410.841.3231 firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn, Cheryl Baltimore City D45B 410.841.3257 email@example.com
Howard, Seth Anne Arundel D30B 410.946.5400 firstname.lastname@example.org
Impallaria, Richard Baltimore & Harford 7A 410.841.3289 email@example.com
Lisanti, Mary Ann Harford 34AB 410.841.3331 MaryAnn.Lisanti@house.state.md.us
Mautz, Johnny Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico 37BB 410.841.3429 firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller, Warren Carroll & Howard D9AB 410.841.3582 email@example.com
Qi. Lily Montgomery D15 410.841.3090 firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen, Pam Montgomery D14 410.841.3380 email@example.com
Rogers, Mike Anne Arundel D32 410.841.3372 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valderrama, Kriselda Prince George’s D26B 410.841.3210 email@example.com
With the increasing irradiation of our planet, many of us have felt anger or frustration towards our governments for failing to protect our health and environment. I certainly have, and if those responsible had been standing in front of me at the time, I’m sure my anger would have fuelled a heated debate. Usually, though, we don’t have a suitable target for our frustration and it can churn around inside us, affecting us far more than those who have triggered it. But we can channel that emotion into something a lot more productive and rewarding.
Emotions generate a lot of energy. They are energy. They transmit their own powerful message out into our world, whether we’re aware of it or not, and they have an impact. We can sense when someone is angry or resentful, even if they say nothing at all to indicate their mood.
With 5G and other wireless technologies proliferating at an alarming rate, we must find creative ways of effecting the rapid change we wish to see in our world—and we can use our emotions to do this. If we really want to win, we must up our game to a higher plane of possibilities. If we want rapid, profound change, we ourselves must change profoundly, right now.
Changing the rules of engagement
We now know—from quantum physics, neuroscience and breakthroughs in cell biology research—that our thoughts, emotions and perceptions can influence our reality. By focusing our thoughts and emotions in a certain way, we can use them to fuel a vision of an ideal future reality …and literally make it happen.
For scientists or anyone who tends to believe only in what they can see, touch and quantify, this might seem like an implausible scenario. Yet the radiation that is causing so much harm is invisible, unquantifiable and, to most of us, intangible. It transmits at particular frequencies …just as our bodies do. The reality is that we can use our own electromagnetic fields and our higher faculties to put an end to the harmful environmental EMFs, despite what our rational minds might think. We have a choice: we can keep focusing on the problem, or we can focus on a positive solution, promoting our conscious evolution—beyond the control of the industry and without its permission. (Sound familiar?)
Let’s turn the tables on the techno-takeover
What we choose now will determine how things unfold in the coming months, so I urge you to explore this approach with an open mind. Remember: we are only in this situation because most of us were taught to defer to a higher authority—in the workplace, in politics and in religion—rather than trusting in our own wisdom and awareness.
We may therefore be tempted to deny the new scientific evidence relating to the transformative power of our minds and emotions—just as our governments are denying the validity of the science on EMFs, even though it is solid and irrefutable. The ‘new science’ is every bit as solid and, with this new knowledge, we can tap into our higher faculties to turn the tables on those who have exploited our deference for far too long. We can consciously choose to evolve beyond what we’ve been programmed to believe.
We lost consciousness and now we’re waking up
Consciousness is becoming a hot topic, for good reason. Quantum physics has shown that consciousness creates our world and that our experience of it affects our reality. There is growing evidence that the universe itself is conscious, with every sub-atomic particle capable of storing and processing information, and of existing in more than one place at the same time. When we consciously observe something, it changes, causing scientists to conclude that our conscious minds could be controlling our world. This is due to the energy of our conscious focus and the fact that we are all connected in the quantum field, always affecting each other and our world. In that field of seamless energy, there is no separation and time is irrelevant. We can tap into this field consciously when we meditate, gaining access to the infinite possibilities in our universe.
“When you add consciousness, you become the driver of the machine.”
—Bruce Lipton, PhD, cell biologist
We urgently need to get back in the driver’s seat and steer things in a healthier direction. Consciousness is the very antithesis of a technology takeover—and the only true antidote to it. Consciously using our thoughts (which are electrical) and our emotions (which are magnetic), we can have a powerful impact on our circumstances, literally ‘making mind matter’.
“How you think and feel influences every atom in your life and therefore every outer condition,” says Dr Joe Dispenza, who has trained in biochemistry and neuroscience. “Through adjusting our energy to align with states of Higher Consciousness, we can easily alter the course of those outer conditions. Elevated emotional states bring elevated results.”
To help you do this, we have created 2020 VISION—a global project that enables you to create a higher vision for 2020, using a simple process to promote a new reality.
Here are a few key things to remember when crafting your vision:
- State your vision in the present tense, as if your goal is already a reality.
- Declare it with lots of positive feeling, excitement, detail and gleeful anticipation. The more positive emotion you experience around it, the more powerful and effective it will be.
- Keep it simple, positive and focused. Avoid using any negative words, such as fear or anger. Use their positive counterparts instead, focusing on what you want rather than on what currently is. Be mindful of where you place your energy and emotions, given their powerful magnetism.
- Be grateful for this new reality, consciously experiencing the joy, relief and jubilation of having actually created it.
- Feed your vision every day, keeping it alive in your mind. Don’t let yourself fall back into dread, fear or anxiety. If that happens, reach for your vision and read it out loud to yourself, with lots of energy. Stay committed, reminding yourself that you are neurologically and physiologically designed to create and evolve.
- See yourself celebrating in 2020!
Think about what you want and create your vision around that. If you want a world with healthy, eco-friendly technologies, see it! Imagine being free to go wherever you wish—to sit in a café chatting with friends, go shopping, travel, sit on a park bench in the sunshine, attend a workshop, meet new people and explore new places, without being exposed to harmful radiation …and see yourself loving it all.
Pre-living and pre-loving your ideal future reality is the most powerful way to make it happen
This doesn’t mean that we just sit day-dreaming or meditating all day and do nothing. Pre-living our ideal future means taking action in keeping with that envisioned reality, allowing it to guide us. We must show intent, we must embody the positive emotions that we envision having in our ideal reality, and we must make choices that promote the realization of that reality. The more we act and feel in alignment with our vision, the more real it becomes. Feeding our vision daily lifts us, shifting our focus and generating a sense of excitement about good things heading our way. The more we embrace it in our current reality, the more it will elevate our mood, inspiring healthier choices and behaviours, and bringing renewed hope, determination and faith in ourselves.
Given how we have been programmed to think, however, we must be mindful of any negative thoughts or people that might throw us off track or tell us this won’t work. Increasingly, scientists and researchers are confirming the validity of our co-creative capacities and the importance of elevating our consciousness. In her book, The Intention Experiment, award-winning journalist Lynne McTaggart has demonstrated the amplified power of holding a collective vision, which heals and elevates everyone involved. Through his ground-breaking work in cell biology, Bruce Lipton has proven that we can change our DNA—and therefore our genetic destiny—by changing our perception of the world.
Industry has been running things for far too long, because we failed to understand our higher powers. Once we recognize this, we realize that it makes no sense to defer to those other ‘powers that be’. Now we decide what we want. We decide where to place our energy and focus. We decide what emotions we feel. We decide what kind of world we want.
If we want to stop the techno-takeover, we must evolve consciously, on our own healthy terms, as the super-humans that we truly are.
Let’s commit to an enlightened vision that really serves and elevates us. What we focus on now will make all the difference in the world.
Olga Sheean is a writer, editor, relationship therapist and empowerment trainer specializing in human dynamics and quantum potential. She is the author of six books, including EMF Off! A call to consciousness in our misguidedly microwaved world. See https://www.emfoff.com/ and https://olgasheean.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
 See https://bit.ly/2FMzVC6 for a short article by Harley Manson on this issue, and an excellent video featuring Morgan Freeman.
(Please note that although this blog clearly promotes the build out and use of fiber for the vast majority of our Internet and Telecommunications needs, the author in NO way supports the use of this fiber for the build out of wireless small cells. Hopefully, as people become more informed about the harms of wireless, innovations will increasingly make use of safe, fast, reliable, energy efficient and cyber secure fiber. Not wireless.)
Most everyone agrees that the Internet is now a public necessity. The Federal Communications Commission states
, “Broadband has gone from being a luxury to a necessity for full participation in our economy and society.” But Telecom won’t deliver on it – at least not to everyone.
High speed Internet, aka fiber, is costly and somewhat cumbersome to build, so the private sector has now shifted to peddling 5G. Instead of installing the promised fiber we have paid for through rate increases and taxes, In urban areas,Telecom is laying fiber to utility poles and then spraying the data through the air on a panoply of frequencies. Why? Because it’s cheaper and easier that way. Never mind the harms to us and the planet; and no worries about closing the digital divide.
People in rural America must choose between wireless hot spots or satellite, neither of which provides reliable high speed broadband.
“After years of waiting, it is now evident that ‘left to their own devices’, companies will gouge the rich, leave out the poor, cherry-pick markets and focus solely on their profits. It isn’t evil, it’s just the way things work.” Susan Crawford
Why Don’t We Have Fiber Yet?
The over-arching reason we don’t yet have fiber to all homes and businesses is that our government believes a free market should drive the development of technology. According to FCC Chair Ajit Pai “The market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment.” So essentially, a
s stated by Harvard law professor, Susan Crawford
, “The mega-utility of the 21st century officially has no regulator.”
Since no one is overseeing these companies and scrutinizing the books, there’s quite a bit of wiggle room – and wiggling they’ve done as Bruce Kushnick has documented. They’ve wiggled all the way from delivering fiber to essentially reneging on contracts and peddling wireless instead. This includes the current mad rush to deploy 4G/5G “small” cell antennas in front of our homes.
So if the private sector isn’t delivering on fiber, municipalities can build their own publicly owned fiber network. But no. Unfortunately, Telecom’s got these bases covered as well. As of 2018, twenty states have laws that discourage publicly owned fiber networks. And this includes discouraging even public/private partnerships, which when well planned, can be a win/win for all parties: the city, the partnering telecom company, and the public as described here. And when the FCC did give an exemption from state laws that prohibit municipalities from building their own fiber network, the exemption was shot down by a court ruling. As stated in Dividing Lines, “Big Telecom and their friends in state and federal legislatures are finding creative ways to keep the status quo.”
Defining Our Terms – Motte and Bailey Strategy?
What is meant by bringing “high speed Internet” ?
The powers that be identify something most people can agree on: High speed Internet should be accessible to all – which many of us understand to mean everyone should have access to fiber. But industry/government interpret this to mean we all must have 4G/5G wireless densification in front of our homes in order to serve everyone with high speed broadband. But fiber and wireless are not equivalent or interchangeable services.
Fiber is great for fixed locations such as a home or a business as it’s super fast, safe, and reliable.
Wireless can be used when out and about for short on-the-go communications, and texting, but is poorly suited for video streaming due to the huge energy consumption of wireless
, and is not clearly not reliable enough for remote surgery (“Sorry, can’t suture you just yet, there’s a bit of precipitation!”).
“Fiber is safer, faster, more reliable, and far more energy efficient and cyber secure than wireless.” Ronald M. Powell Ph.D.
Beyond the different uses for fiber and wireless, there are other core differences that make fiber far superior to wireless. Fiber has virtually unlimited bandwidth and once laid, can last decades with little to no maintenance. But more importantly, thousands of scientific studies show adverse health effects from wireless and hundreds of studies show harm to wildlife as well. (For more on health please see https://mdsafetech.org,)
So when our government addresses the digital divide by installing Wi-Fi on school buses
for children can do their homework, this is a clear example of an inadequate solution for bridging the digital divide. Wi-Fi on school buses is a far cry from providing fiber to the homes of these children. Not only does this ridiculous “fix” expose children to harmful radiation while enclosed in a metal box (think bus!) but it robs children of the few precious moments they still have for face-to-face communication with their peers. Similarly, 5G is a poor fix for rural America…or for that matter, for urban America as well.
We must bring health and the environment into the discussion of why fiber is far superior to wireless, or we may end up “closing the digital divide” by causing as much harm to those in rural America as those in cities are being subjected to now with 4G/5G. Bringing high speed broadband to rural America should not be about incentivizing the private sector through subsidies to bring 5G uniformly to all areas. It should be about delivering safe, fast, reliable fiber to everyone, everywhere.
“Closing the digital divide” must be done by delivering safe, fast, and reliable fiber to all, and not offering makeshift and harmful solutions such as WiFi on buses, 5G, satellite, or wireless hot spots.
We don’t just want any kind of high speed Internet for all. We want fiber which is safe for us and for the planet.