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Old Wednesday 27th June 2018, 10:59   #876
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@ Jos I don't know where in Greece you were, but I have pointed out on a number of occasions that Samos is a high EMR environment, not only 4G+ everywhere but also EMR from Greek and Turkish military installations (radar and communications). The military do not use the same bandwidths as those designated for civilian use, and at a guess they are closer to 5G bandwidths.

There are many places in Greece, not border areas (at least not borders with Turkey) where EMR levels are not nearly as high. Prespa Lakes is one, Lake Kerkini is another (both are still 3G, for that matter). So there are places that are still 3G (and fewer cell towers), and places with 4G but with fewer cell towers, and which are also mercifully free of military EMR. These places have more insects and more birds, and more bees, and they don't have dying trees. Also, in places where 4G has been recently introduced (e.g. the Zagogorohoria above Yiannina) it will take a while for the effects of 4G to become visible--things do not disappear overnight, but numbers diminish gradually. That is what happened here. We didn't suddenly wake up one day and say, "Gosh, where have all the birds gone?"

Samos is, at this point, a toxic soup of various radiofrequency bandwidths, with a huge number of cell towers both civilian and military. From my house, I can see about twenty. And, as I just said, we do not know what frequencies the military are using, but they will be more "advanced" than what civilians use. It is not, therefore, inconsistent to point out that we are experiencing an especially acute lack of birds and insects, as well as dying trees. Ambient EMR will vary greatly, even within a country. Take Samos as a warning, rather, of what could happen when the EU adopts 5G everywhere--which is due to happen by 2020. This is why I am pressing for a moratorium on 5G technology. It has not been properly studied; in fact it has hardly been studied at all. If you assume it is safe, and it turns out not to be, it will cause immense damage from which the birds and insects may not recover.

Interestingly enough, butterflies do not appear to be as affected by EMR as some other classes of insects. Their numbers are down, certainly, but they have not disappeared in the way the bees, beetles, hoverflies and other insects are doing. This is not to say they will necessarily survive when 5G comes along, because 5G is not a single bandwidth but a whole spectrum of bandwidths. From what I have gathered from reading the studies, species respond differently to different bandwidths, and some bandwidths are more biologically active than others. We just don't know what will happen with 5G, because you would have to look at the whole spectrum a bit at a time.
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@ Jos I don't know where in Greece you were, but I have pointed out on a number of occasions that Samos is a high EMR environment, not only 4G+ everywhere but also EMR from Greek and Turkish military installations (radar and communications). The military do not use the same bandwidths as those designated for civilian use, and at a guess they are closer to 5G bandwidths.
And the islands of Lesvos and Kos are not in the same position?
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Old Thursday 28th June 2018, 08:34   #878
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@ Jos No, though both are close to the Turkish coast. The main Turkish radar/communications monitoring station which tracks aircraft, etc for hundreds of miles north and south is located on a mountain directly opposite Samos, less than 2 miles away from the island across the straits of Mykali. You can see some of the masts and equipment with binoculars. The Greek monitoring and communications station here is likely the equivalent of the Turkish one across the water, so quite powerful, and then there are the bases. In terms of civilian cell towers, I don't know if these islands have as many as Samos, which truly has an extraordinary number. The military equipment keeps getting upgraded, and more masts, towers and equipment have been added to the Turkish base over the past year. I would assume the Greeks are doing the same.
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Old Friday 29th June 2018, 12:53   #879
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I spent yesterday morning at the Samos Forestry Authority, where I presented them with a file of studies on the effects of EMR on trees. I expected to be humored and politely dismissed, so was pleasantly surprised to be taken seriously. It turns out that they have been sending samples of dying trees back to Athens to be tested for some time, and the samples are coming back negative for pests and fungi--just as we were told in the north of Greece last spring. So they will look at the studies and consider the possibility that EMR is killing trees in our area. The man I spoke to has also noticed the lack of bees locally. As quite a lot of people make their living from producing honey, bees are taken quite seriously here, apart from their function as pollinators.

I don't know if any of you have heard of Jerry Flynn, a retired Canadian captain who specialized in electronic warfare and now spends his time fighting wireless technologies--much like Barrie Trower in the UK. I think we should be taking these people very seriously, because it was their job for many years to know what microwave weapons/wireless technologies/EMR were capable of doing, and of course the military always has these technologies well in advance of any civilian applications. I've never spoken to these people myself, but an acquaintance of mine has talked to Barrie Trower, and says what EMR is capable of would scare the bejesus out of you. Barrie Trower will not use a computer, and certainly not the Internet.

In any case, here is a sample from Captain Flynn: http://www.newagora.ca/health-canada...mature-deaths/

Flynn spends some time discussing the Miltiary-Industrial Complex, which he says threatens all life on earth. I have postulated here that the real reason they want 5G is for the military, and reports of Trump wanting to set up a special space warfare branch of the military tends to confirm my view. It is not only my view, as you will see if you read the short article "Is space for wonder or for war?" at https://www.beyondnuclearinternation...er-or-for-war/

I don't think the military cares a whit whether their war games wipe out all life on this planet, as long as the side they're on gets to dominate the smoking cinder that will remain when they're finished playing. In any case I believe there is a lot more to 5G rollout than "connectivity" and people's convenience. By letting them put 5G in, I think we are opening a real Pandora's box of nasties, and we won't be able to turn the clock back.
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Old Sunday 1st July 2018, 13:04   #881
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Appeal to everyone: Please sign a petition against 5G--everyone can sign this one

A site called Zero5G has launched an international petition to halt the deployment of 5G. You don't have to be a Ph.D or an M.D to sign this one, so I am asking everyone to please sign the petition, for our own sakes and for the sake of the environment. If I have ever said a single word to make you wonder if EMR is safe for you, for birds, for insects or for anything else, please take a moment to complete the form and send it in, and please pass it on to others so that they can sign also. Please share this as widely as possible.

The site is https://zero5g.com and the petition is at this page: https://zero5g.com/take-action-non-usa/ or, if you are in the US, https://zero5g.com/take-action-usa
They will contact your legislator for you, and pass on any message you care to send (see the form for this).

I don't know if any of you are aware that US firefighters have been objecting to the siting of cell towers anywhere near fire stations. They refuse to have cell towers near fire stations because so many firefighters have become ill after exposure, with many of them developing cancer. Now they are extending their protest to 5G small cells. Take a look at this article: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/06...omplaints.html

And finally, I think I have mentioned the work of Dr. Marc Arazi of France, who forced the French government to reveal the results of annual tests of various models of cell phones. It turns out that nine out of ten cell and smart phones exceed the recommended SAR when held close to the body, which means that if you use one of these models, you are being exposed to much more radiation than you think. He is calling for the recall of over 250 models of cellphones and smartphones on safety grounds. Here is the link: https://www.phonegatealert.org/2018/...ternationally/
The French government has been regularly testing mobile phones since 2012, and it took a court action to make them reveal that most of them are unsafe (by ICNIRP standards, no less!). It really makes you wonder whether governments care about the health of citizens at all. If they do not, what are the implications for 5G?

Again, I urge everyone to sign the petition against 5G.
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Old Sunday 8th July 2018, 13:09   #882
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Remember the saiga antelope?

A while ago we had a discussion about the saiga antelope which died in large numbers from a common bacterium that should not have killed them. I have found a couple of papers on the effects of EMR on bacteria that are worth reading; one discusses how EMR increases antimicrobial resistance, and the other discusses how EMR actually promotes the growth of some bacteria. Given the presence of anthropogenic EMR in the environment (and there is virtually no place on earth that isn't to some degree affected) it is distinctly possible that EMR was responsible for the mass slaughter of the saiga antelope.

With 5G very definitely coming, the effects of EMR on microbes becomes more important. A normally non-lethal microbe may, under the right circumstances, lead to a pandemic. Since nobody is bothering to look into these things before 5G rollout, anything could happen. And the EU at least is aggressively pursuing 5G. We're going to get a 5G highway running from Serbia through Bulgaria and Northern Greece, allegedly to test driverless cars. One wonders for whom, since the inhabitants of these countries will not be able to afford these cars: average salary in Bulgaria, 200 euros; average salary in Greece, under 700 euros with a much higher cost of living and crippling taxes. Here's the story: https://emerging-europe.com/in-brief...corridor-deal/

This will be very bad news for the important bird areas of Northern Greece. One route would go by Dadia, the Evros, Lake Ismarida and the Nestos; the other would go by Lake Kerkini in addition to destroying a beautiful and ecologically important valley in Bulgaria that environmentalists have been fighting to save. But the EU is waving large sums of money about and corrupt governments do not care about the environment. Will the nature NGOs react? One would hope so, but they aren't likely to if they are being sponsored by Big Wireless.

Driverless cars don't just need 5G. From what I have read, each car will be equipped with 3 radars (yes, actual radar) with beams traveling 150 meters, there will be Wi-Fi in the car itself, and of course a load of 5G towers and small cells along the way. Add this to 3G and 4G towers that already exist, and the atmosphere will be a horrendous cocktail of EMR frequencies. Fertile ground for microbes, indeed--and for all the other effects that EMR is having on wildlife.

Many people are desperately trying to fight the EU juggernaut on this, but the EU is launching many such projects throughout Europe simultaneously. The potential for devastation is immense, and one can only hope that scientists and concerned individuals will be watching what happens and won't wait for years to notice the effects of 5G on the environment. With nature already in trouble, there is no time to waste.

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5G as a public health hazard and environmental pollutant

The attached paper argues that 5G is a public health hazard as well as an environmental pollutant. It's an easy 8-page read and I recommend it.

Section 3.2 very nicely expresses the core of the argument concerning whether EMR can be dangerous. ICNIRP says no, because non-ionizing radiation cannot heat tissues (actually, that is not quite true, as anyone who has held a mobile phone to his ear long enough for the ear to feel warm knows. But then again, 9 out of 10 mobile phones violate ICNIRP standards when used as people actually use them). However, the authors make the point that tissue heating is not the only mechanism by which non-ionizing radiation causes damage to living cells. ICNIRP only recognizes heating as a mechanism of damage, but scientists have found other mechanisms "whereby cellular function can be disrupted by non-thermal exposures to radiofrequency radiation".

If there are other mechanisms that do not involve heating, then the fact that cell towers use low wattage is irrelevant. Wattage is not the issue. Tissue heating is not the issue. The issue is that electromagnetic radiation disrupts cellular function and causes damage to all living things. And this is the problem with all mbie communications in a nutshell. They all generate EMR, and EMR harms us and nature.
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because non-ionizing radiation cannot heat tissues (actually, that is not quite true, as anyone who has held a mobile phone to his ear long enough for the ear to feel warm knows.
Non-ionizing radiation cannot ionize molecules (i.e. charge them by removing or adding an electron), but it is in fact very good at heating things (microwaves, infrared).
Warm mobile phone = CPU

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Non-ionizing radiation cannot ionize molecules (i.e. charge them by removing or adding an electron), but it is in fact very good at heating things (microwaves, infrared).
Warm mobile phone = CPU

P.S. the link doesn't work so yo may want to re-upload with a different file extension
If you apply the PDF app from your app store, it does work. It just doesn't open with Adobe, so the attachment may not be kosher...
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@ all. If you are having trouble with the pdf, here is a link that will get you there instead: https://tinyurl.com/ybovs696
This links directly to the Elsevier publication so is kosher as far as I know.
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@ Nohatch I know non-ionizing radiation can heat things (hence the microwave) but the point is that ICNIRP and SCENIHR only recognize damage from heating and consider that there are no effects from non-ionizing radiation beyond that. However, even ICNIRP recognizes that heating tissues damages them, which is why mobile devices have a SAR (specific absorption rate) value. The fact that 9 out 10 mobile phones exceeds the SAR values when used as people normally use these devices is worrying because it implies that these devices cannot be made safe even by ICNIRP standards. With the identification of non-thermal mechanisms of cellular damage, the current SAR ratings become woefully inadequate, and have no value whatsoever when it comes to the infrastructure that supports wireless devices: cell towers, Wi-Fi, etc.
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