You’re Fired! Trump Terminated 500 Veterans Administration Workers, and Suspended 200 for Misconduct

Since Trump took office, 548 Veterans Administration employees have been fired, 200 were suspended, and 33 were demoted in an effort to clean up the operation.  Corruption has cost the lives of scores of veterans who died waiting for care while bureaucrats falsified data to collect bonuses.  Instead of fixing the problems, the union protected corrupt employees and worked to strengthen job security for government employees. –GEG

Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catch phrase “you’re fired” into action was more than just empty rhetoric.

Another 200 VA workers were suspended and 33 demoted, according to data newly published by the department as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s commitment to greater transparency. Those disciplined include 22 senior leaders, more than 70 nurses, 14 police officers, and 25 physicians.

Also disciplined were a program analyst dealing with the Government Accountability Office, which audits the department, a public affairs specialist, a chief of police and a chief of surgery.

Many housekeeping aides and food service workers — lower-level jobs in which the department has employed felons and convicted sex offenders — were also fired.

Scores of veterans have died waiting for care while VA bureaucrats falsified data to procure monetary bonuses, but fixes have been slow to come by largely because the union that represents VA employees has used its political muscle with Democrats to emphasize job security for government employees.

Former President Barack Obama originally appointed Shulkin as a VA undersecretary. By the end of the Obama administration, however, Shulkin had grown increasingly frustrated with the American Federation of Government Employees union and other groups defending bad employees’ supposed right to a government check even when they hurt veterans.

“Just last week we were forced to take back an employee after they were convicted no more than three times for DWI and had served a 60 day jail sentence … Our accountability processes are clearly broken,” Shulkin said at the White House.

In addition to reluctance by managers to vigorously pursue firings, the overturning of firings after the fact by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) — often with little public acknowledgment — has been a longstanding problem.

Shulkin asked for new legislation that reduces the role of MSPB, especially when firing senior leaders. Congress passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act in answer, and Trump signed the bill in June.

The published data predates those new powers, and does not note which disciplinary actions were later overturned.

One record shows a “senior leader” being removed January 20, while another record shows a “senior leader” being demoted April 21. Those appear to refer to the same person — disgraced Puerto Rico VA director DeWayne Hamlin — who returned to work in a lesser job after he appealed to the MSPB.

Former Obama Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald seemed to have so little grasp on firing employees that in August 2016, he said that he had fired 140,000 employees, a figure that made little sense since that would be nearly half the workforce.

He said “you can’t fire your way to excellence” and blamed “negative news articles” for a morose culture, rather than the individuals perpetrating the misconduct described in those articles.

Though high-level hospital officials were affected, according to the data covering the first six months of the Trump administration, relatively few disciplinary actions occurred in the central offices where Washington bureaucrats work. Those employ fewer people than the hospitals, but repeated scandals have also shown such employees looking out for one another to preserve each others’ jobs.

There were five firings in the Veterans Health Administration Central Office, including one senior leader. There were also two in the Office of General Counsel, and one in the office of Congressional and Legislative affairs.

The data does not include employees’ names, and does not show which employees were on new-employee probationary status. Employees can be fired much more easily during their first year.

During the Obama administration, McDonald lamented that in the private sector “you cut a deal with the employee and you’re able to buy them out,” but said you cannot do that in government.

Yet VA repeatedly made five and six-figure payments to bad employees to get them to quit after they threatened to gum up the works by appealing disciplinary actions. The department even allowed Hamlin to offer a low-level employee $300,000 to quit after she refused to help management retaliate against a whistleblower who exposed Hamlin’s arrest.

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Is Trump’s Investigation of Vaccine-Dangers Dead?

US vaccine policy will be heavily influenced by two new Trump appointees, Scott Gottlieb, head of the FDA, and Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, head of the CDC. Both have declared that anti-vaccine arguments have been debunked. Trump supporters are stunned, but hold to the belief that he is merely showing that he is currently neutral in the debate before launching an investigation and then coming down hard against mandatory vaccines. We shall see. –GEG

Trump has made two key appointments in the area of childhood vaccination. The first was Scott Gottlieb, the director of the FDA. What does Gottlieb have to say?

From fiercepharma.com: “…antivaccine activists were disappointed with Trump’s appointment for FDA head, Scott Gottlieb, who has said any theories of a link between vaccines and autism have been ‘thoroughly debunked’.”

Trump’s second key appointment has now been revealed. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald takes over as the head of the CDC.

Georgia Department of Public Health: “’Immunizations are the best way to protect infants and children from childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles that can be life-threatening at young ages’,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health [before her appointment to lead the CDC]. “It is critical for parents to talk to their child’s doctor to ensure they are up-to-date on immunizations, because no child should have to suffer a vaccine-preventable illness’.”

In 2014, Dr. Fitzgerald wrote an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “I’ve heard all the arguments against vaccination. All have been debunked…”

Is Trump, who has declared he believes there is a link between vaccination and autism, playing a secret game? Is he giving his new appointees enough rope to hang themselves, before he moves in and empowers an independent panel to investigate vaccine-dangers?

We’ll see. However, if other key appointees Trump has moved into important slots in his administration are any indication—with their leaking, their out of school statements, their former employment at Goldman Sachs, their bias in favor of extending American Empire and policing the planet—the whole issue of vaccination could be off the table.

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Private Citizen Launches Action Plan to Demolish Mandatory Vaccines

Ricardo Beas, a concerned citizen and parent of three school-age children in California, is determined to do the seemingly impossible. He has set out to shed so much light on the illegality and health hazards of mandatory vaccines that the vaccine lobby will be overruled by public opinion. Calling upon the First-Amendment’s right to petition for redress of grievances, Beas wrote an amazing 39-page document in the form of a petition that has the format of a legal document. It lists the grievances, shows how constitutional and civil law has been violated, and calls for the President of the United States to empower an official investigation of the charges and report to the public. It is anticipated that sufficient investigation (done by people and institutions that are financially independent of the pharmaceutical industry) and sufficient public awareness of the results of that investigation will lead to corrective political action.  People can do more than just be keyboard warriors. By participating in this action, which costs nothing but a few postage stamps, we can do something really meaningful. Today. –GEG

There have been four lawsuits against California’s SB277 mandatory vaccine bill but, so far, none of them have produced action. Few people have the time and resources to litigate a lawsuit, but any American can join Beas in his action. Furthermore, unlike a lawsuit, the ‘class-action’ concept behind this petition of grievances has the potential to take the issue directly to the public rather than depending only on a judge and a few lawyers.

The threat of mandatory vaccines affects every American, not just children and their parents, but also adults who may be subjected to vaccines as a condition for employment or Social Security.  Mandatory vaccines for all have been proposed in cases of pandemics, and those who have the authority to declare a pandemic are all-too-often economic puppets of the vaccine manufacturers.

Instead of filing another lawsuit, Ricardo Beas is pursuing an investigation and redress for the vaccine scheme that now is mandatory by law in California under SB277.  He has sent a detailed list of grievances to President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  His plan is to inspire tens-of-thousands of people to join his petition to end the blackout on this important issue.

In his 39-page grievance statement, Beas lists the names and the crimes of the vaccine lobby that includes vaccine manufacturers, like the Merck drug company, complicit government agencies, such as the CDC (Center for Disease Control), and numerous California agencies, local school districts, health departments, the Blue Shield insurance company, and many politicians.  California Governor Jerry Brown was specifically named, in addition to California state Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Ben Allen who authored SB277.

Beas is calling for the government to take the following actions:

  1. Investigate all claims.
  2. Convene a grand jury against the named criminal participants.
  3. Prosecute the criminal participants.
  4. Stop all funding to California state institutions that require vaccines.
  5. A demand to eliminate the Vaccine Court so that vaccine manufacturers are held liable for any damages caused by their products.
  6. Compensation to parents of children injured by vaccines with funds collected from guilty criminal participants.

Here is the link for the 39-page petition for grievance, which details the crimes of the vaccine pushers and names each party and their part in the crime.

http://www.cafepeyote.com/files/Criminal_Complaint_-_Vaccines_-_US_Dept_Justice.pdf

Here is the four-page document to support Beas’ complaint/petition for grievance that may be emailed and sent in the post, via certified mail, to Trump, Sessions, Price and DeVos.  Beas explains that, while it is easy for the government to ignore emails, thousands of certified letters are another matter.  Beas implores all Americans to support his petition to revoke compulsory vaccines and to bring justice to the criminal participants and victims.

http://www.cafepeyote.com/files/Criminal_Complaint_-_Vaccines_-_Form.docx.

President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Secretary Tom Price
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201

Secretary Betsy DeVos
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

* Be sure that President Trump sees this on Twitter, too!

Follow the progress of this project here:

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Study Funded by Pesticide Company Shows That Its Own Product Kill Bees

Bayer Chemical funded a large-scale study in Europe and the UK hoping to prove that neonicotinoid pesticide, manufactured by Bayer, is harmless to bees. The results, however, confirmed what farmers and bee keepers have been reporting for over a decade: Bee-colony collapse is directly related to the pesticide. –GEG

A large-scale study on neonicotinoid pesticides is adding to the growing body of evidence that these agricultural chemicals are indeed harming bee populations. Carried out at 33 sites in the United Kingdom, Germany and Hungary, the study found that exposure to neonicotinoids “left honeybee hives less likely to survive over winter, while bumblebees and solitary bees produced fewer queens.”

Bayer and Syngenta, makers of “neonic” pesticides who stand to reap massive profits if Europe lifts the neonic ban, promptly disputed the researchers’ conclusions—even though they partially funded the study.

The authors note that this is the first real-world experiment demonstrating direct causation between neonics and reduced bee populations, and is consistent with other findings.

According to the study abstract:

Winter-sown oilseed rape was grown commercially with either seed coatings containing neonicotinoids (clothianidin or thiamethoxam) or no seed treatment (control). For honey bees, we found both negative (Hungary and United Kingdom) and positive (Germany) effects during crop flowering. In Hungary, negative effects on honey bees (associated with clothianidin) persisted over winter and resulted in smaller colonies in the following spring (24% declines). In wild bees (Bombus terrestris and Osmia bicornis), reproduction was negatively correlated with neonicotinoid residues. These findings point to neonicotinoids causing a reduced capacity of bee species to establish new populations in the year following exposure.

Negative effects on bumblebees and solitary bees were observed in all three countries, where higher concentrations of neonicotinoid residues in nests resulted in fewer queens. Harmful effects were found on honeybees in the U.K. and Hungary, which is consistent with observations of high hive mortality in the U.K. and a 24 percent decrease in colonies in Hungary.

However, no harmful effects were found on overwintering honeybees in Germany. This relatively small subset of the study’s findings was pounced on by Bayer and Syngenta to claim that their products are safe for bees, or the results are inconclusive. The two companies make the neonic pesticides used in the study.

We do not share the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology’s interpretation that adverse effects of the seed treatments can be concluded from this study, and we remain confident that neonicotinoids are safe when used and applied responsibly,” said Dr. Richard Schmuck, environmental science director at Bayer.

It should come as no surprise that the makers of an agricultural pesticide worth billions of dollars would seize on the smaller part of a study to push doubt in the public mind. The scientists who actually performed the study provide a different interpretation—one based on the entire body of evidence.

Our findings are a cause for serious concern,” said study author Richard Pywell of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxfordshire. “We’ve shown for the first time negative effects of neonicotinoid-coated seed dressings on honeybees and we’ve also shown similar negative effects on wild bees. This is important because many crops globally are insect pollinated and without pollinators we would struggle to produce some foods.

The data will be studied as part of an assessment due in November to the EU, which will decide whether to keep the neonic ban in place. The BBC reports that the EU is “working on new draft proposals to extend the ban on neonicotinoids.”

To illustrate the complex nature of the problem, as neonics have been banned since 2013, some European farmers are spraying larger quantities of other pesticides such as pyrthroids, which may be doing its own harm to bees and beneficial insects.

There certainly is a need for pest management in agriculture, but what cost is the chemical approach exacting on the natural environment and honeybees that pollinate our food crops? The evidence on neonics says bees are highly sensitive to these chemicals, but farmers also need alternative solutions.

To address the issue, we must consider how we got here. Pests have been introduced all around the world by hitching rides on human ships and other vehicles. Pests often find their new locations devoid of natural predators that would normally keep them under control.

Agricultural practices aggressively pushed by chemical manufacturers and GMO companies have also increased pest problems. The corporate, patent-driven agricultural model involves monoculture crops dependent on high chemical inputs. This creates a positive feedback loop where pest plants and insects become resistant to herbicides and pesticides, prompting companies to make other, more toxic chemicals.

This ever-growing dependence on chemicals, which threatens natural ecosystems and human health, is highly profitable to companies like Bayer and Monsanto.

The chemical approach completely ignores thousands of years of human learning. The concept now know as Integrated Pest Management (IPM)—involving practices such as polyculture, crop rotation, soil enrichment and native shrub borders—is an effective alternative to the chemical approach.

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Chemotherapy May Spread Cancer and Trigger More Aggressive Tumors

New York: Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have published a study that links chemotherapy to the spread of cancer and aggressive new tumors.  Breast-cancer patients who were given chemo before surgery had their existing tumors reduced in size in the short term but then their cancer spread throughout the body. –GEG

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.

It is thought the toxic medication switches on a repair mechanism in the body which ultimately allows tumours to grow back stronger. It also increases the number of ‘doorways’ on blood vessels which allow cancer to spread throughout the body.

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Lawsuit Alleges Duke University Received $100 Million to Produce Fraudulent Studies for the EPA

North Carolina: Duke University has admitted it used manipulated and fabricated data about respiratory illnesses to obtain grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.  Investigators believe that a former lab technician falsified or fabricated data for medical research reports and that Duke tried to cover up the fraud.  The bogus data was funded by grants worth $112.8 million to Duke and $120.9 million to other universities in North Carolina.  This data was used to link exposure to airborne particulates to respiratory illnesses and it was used by the EPA to justify the  Clean Air Act that imposes harsh restrictions on air quality. –GEG

Duke University admitted Sunday that it used manipulated and completely fabricated data about respiratory illnesses to obtains grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, among other agencies.

Internal investigators at the school believe that former lab technician Erin Potts-Kant falsified or fabricated data for medical research reports, attorneys for Duke said in response to a federal whistleblower lawsuit against the school. Potts-Kant told investigators that she faked data that wound up being “included in various publications and grant applications.”

Former analyst Joseph Thomas alleged in a recent lawsuit that the university ignored warning signs about Potts-Kant’s work and tried to cover up the fraud, but the university denies there were warning signs. The lawsuit contends that all the work Potts-Kant did in her eight years at Duke was fabricated, and that the bogus data was done through grants worth $112.8 million to Duke and $120.9 million to other universities in North Carolina.

Investigators reviewed 36 research reports and found that, in many cases, she simply made things up.

Potts-Kant admitted that she “generated experiment data that was altered” and “knew the altered experiment data was false,” according to information offered on her behalf by North Carolina lawyer Amos Tyndall.

She worked in the laboratory of academic Michael Foster, who received a grant from the EPA in 2007 to determine whether exposure to airborne particulates can impair lung development in newborn mice. Potts-Kant used a machine helping researchers gauge the lung function of mice to gain insight on human respiratory ailments like asthma.

The project was part of a $7.7 million environmental justice grant from the EPA. The allegations could throw a wrench in data sets that the EPA uses to show the relationship between particulate and respiratory illnesses.

The EPA has not responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment about the fraudulent data and weather that might affect years of research. The agency has argued for decades that there is a causal relationship between air pollution levels and deaths and illnesses.

Federal regulators estimate that Clean Air Act regulations will deliver $2 trillion in public health benefits by 2030, exceeding the cost of federal clean air regulations by a ratio of 30-to-1 at the high end. The benefits, according to the EPA, come from reducing fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which EPA says cause premature death.

Recent research, however, shows the causal relationship is a lot less direct than initially believed. Veteran statistician Stan Young published a study in June which found “little evidence for association between air quality and acute deaths” in California between 2000 and 2012.

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Syria: 17 Children Paralyzed by Polio Vaccine, So UN Wants to Vaccinate 400,000 More

The New York Times reported that at least 17 children have been paralyzed from polio in war-torn Syria. The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) admits that the outbreak was caused by the vaccine! They claim that the vaccine mutated in the waste of the inoculated children and mutated into a stronger strain of the virus and can spread from contaminated water and sewage. A spokesman said there was an urgent need to vaccinate more than 400,000 children under the age of 5 in the area to stop further infection.

New York Times source article

 

 




The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Summary of the New Healthcare Bill

This summary of the bill in bullet points shows that it is not a repeal of Obamacare, but instead tinkers with the definitions.  While it does get rid of the business and individual mandates with no penalty, it adds other bad items such as offering subsidies to illegal aliens if they are working in the US.  Additionally, it will leave 26 million more people uninsured, but will reportedly cut federal deficits by $337 billion from 2017 to 2026.

The Republican party has just released their healthcare bill and really, it isn’t a replacement, more like an alteration of Obamacare. There’s no full repeal, but just tinkering with definitions, you know the usual way DC get’s things done.

So you’re probably wondering what’s in the bill. Justin Bilyj, perused the bill just this morning and here’s a list of 24 items covered in this 142 page healthcare bill.

  • Gives subsidies illegal immigrants if they are working in the United States
  • Subsidies based on 350% Federal Poverty Level, not 400%.
  • Gets rid of business and consumer mandates with no penalty
  • Qualified plans don’t need to provide abortion coverage unless it’s to save the life of the mother
  • Each state gets 15-10 Billion for uninsurables
  • Cadillac tax is gone
  • OTC med tax is gone
  • HSA penalty tax is 10%
  • Prescription tax is gone
  • Medical device tax is gone
  • Business owners can deduct part d expense again
  • Deductible medical expenses are back to 7.5% instead of 10% AGI
  • Tanning tax is gone (ironic)
  • Net investment tax is gone
  • HSA deductibility will be adjusted every year for COLA
  • Both spouses can now make catch-up contributions to a family HSA
  • 60 day limitation to setting up an HSA account when first getting the plan for purposes of a current claim
  • No coverage for abortion clinics
  • Repeal of cost-sharing subsidy
  • MLR set by states
  • Grants for states battling opiod addiction (like mine)
  • CHIP is reauthorized
  • $5,000 app fee to create small business association health pool
  • Psychiatric coverage is limited to institutionalized individuals only, and for stays up to 30 days but not to exceed 90 days

Some additional details:

  • Funds two years of current Obamacare payments to insurers (which President Trump has repeatedly threatened to pull) to stabilize the insurance marketplace.
  • Delays cuts to Medicaid.
  • Eliminates Obamacare’s individual mandate and doesn’t include penalties for a lapse in coverage.
  • Allows children to stay on parents’ plans through the age of 26.
  • Does not include the House bill language to waive essential health benefit coverage, but does give states the ability to opt out of other Obamacare rules.

Recapping the House bill

  • Prevents women from using federal tax credits to buy plans that cover abortion and temporarily blocks Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds for one year.
  • Lets states impose work requirements for Medicaid.
  • Allows states to seek waivers from covering essential health benefits – including maternity care and emergency room trips.
  • Allows states to waive an Obamacare regulation that prevented insurers from charging sicker consumers more, which would effectively undermine pre-existing conditions protections.
  • Repeals Obamacare’s individual mandate but penalizes people who let their coverage lapse for 63 days.
  • Replaces Obamacare’s income-based tax credits with age-based tax credits that don’t vary with local insurance costs.
  • Adds $8 billion to high-risk pools for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

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Senator Rand Paul Says that the New Healthcare Bill Provides More Subsidies than Obamacare

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the Senate’s healthcare bill may provide more subsidies than Obamacare does. The new healthcare bill creates a brand new federal entitlement program to give insurance companies money when they already make $15 billion per year. Paul says that he wants a true repeal of Obamacare and to allow competition and the market to lower prices. Keeping Medicare expansion, but repealing the tax makes no economic sense. Paul says that he agrees with the original Republican position that government should not be involved in healthcare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCIBd0abXd4




CRISPER Gene Editing Causes Hundreds of Off-Target Mutations

A new study shows that CRISPR gene editing, snipping parts of DNA out of a gene, can cause hundreds of unintended gene mutations. Scientists performing gene editing are like children playing with the controls of an atomic bomb. DNA tinkering is part of a long-standing program, originally funded by the Rockefellers, to transform the human race into two distinct species: one to serve and the other to command. –GEG




ObamaCare Premiums Have Risen More Than 100% Over The Past Four Years

A federal report has revealed that ObamaCare’s premiums more than doubled over the past four years. They rose by an average of 105% in 2017.  They tripled in Alaska, Alabama, and Oklahoma. The lowest increase, 12%, was in New Jersey.  Rand Paul says the Republican plan is no better.  He added that insurance companies make $15 billion a year, and the government should stop subsidizing them with our tax dollars. -GEG

A recent federal report found that ObamaCare’s insurance regulations contributed to premiums more than doubling over the past four years.

Average exchange premiums were 105 percent higher in the 39 states using Healthcare.gov in 2017 than average individual market premiums in 2013 ($5,712 compared to $2,784), according to findings assembled by the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

Premiums tripled in Alaska, Alabama and Oklahoma, and the lowest premium increase, 12 percent, was in New Jersey.

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California Lawmakers Sell Out to the Wireless Industry. Citizens To be Subjected to Massive Levels of RF Radiation

The California Senate passed a bill that will enable placement of microwave antennas, called ‘small cells’, on utility poles, street lamps, traffic lights and street signs, and to install refrigerator-sized “power equipment” on sidewalks.  Potentially millions of these transmitters will be located close to homes and businesses. Antenna emissions are quoted on the basis of only 6 watts of power, but the transmitters can be turned up to 300 or even 500 watts. We already are subjected to an incredibly high level of EMF that many scientists believe poses a serious health hazard. The consequences of vastly increasing that exposure is not pleasant to contemplate. –GEG

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The California State Senate passed SB.649 Wednesday, a highly contentious Bill. The Bill will enable placement of powerful microwave radiation antennas called ‘small cells’ on utility poles, street lamps, traffic lights and street signs throughout California neighborhoods as well as refrigerator-sized “associated power equipment” on sidewalks.

“Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated By The Industries It Presumably Regulates”

According to Scientists for Wired Technology the new (and unnecessary) layer of ultra-high frequency antennas, potentially in the millions, will be located right outside homes and businesses, and as close as 10-15 feet from 2nd story windows. They will operate 24/7 and present significant biological and health risks to residents. Also, antenna emissions have been calculated on the basis of 6 Watts of power, yet there is the potential to turn up the power to 300 to 500 Watts, with no monitoring required.

(Note, over 200 scientists from 41 nations, with expertise in the biological and health effects of RF/MW, have appealed to the United Nations to protect humans and wildlife from wireless technologies.

At the same time, SB.649 will usurp city and county planning rights provided for in the California Constitution, Article XI and Article XII, Section 8, overriding local decision-making authority in favor of the commercially motivated expansion desires of the wireless industry.

Trial attorney, Harry Lehmann, Esq. says, “With 110 cities opposing SB.649, the State of California can expect a Constitutional battle. The proposed constant spraying of California citizens with carcinogenic radiation, and the taking away of local government rights, is the sort of greed-driven misconduct our constitution seeks to avoid.”

Reinette Senum, City Council Member from Nevada City, CA who testified against SB.649 in April, said, “This is nothing short of the telecommunications industry (and State) basically hijacking and staging a hostile takeover of our local governments—cities and counties. It will remove local authority and also risk property rights.”

Essentially, wireless providers are securing cut-rate, rent-controlled access to publicly owned structures so they can expand their operations, at will, without regulation.

Besides the health risks, and the illegal grab of local government planning rights, SB.649 is also in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Federal Fair Housing Act, creating access barriers for the estimated 1.2 million Californians who are already electrosensitive.

Mark Graham of Scientists for Wired Technology says, “We are concerned that members of the California Senate may be under the influence of the telecommunications industry, similar to what may be the case with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which, it was reported recently, suppressed—for 7 years—public health warnings about cell phone risks.”

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