New mobile phone masts are already banned on council land
Education chiefs are facing calls to remove mobile phone masts from all school sites in Kent. A recent survey showed 15 schools in Kent had radio masts on their premises. Kent County Council brought banned new masts on its land two years ago - but opposition Labour members have now called for the existing ones to be removed too. Councillor Mike Eddy, leader of the Labour group on Kent County Council, said it was important to protect pupils' safety.
He said the council must do more to encourage the governing bodies of schools not to renew existing contracts with telecommunications companies. But Conservative councillor Paul Carter, cabinet member for education standards and pupil services, said the council had already taken a "very cautious" approach when it banned new masts in 2001. He said: "As soon as that directive went out, no new radio masts have been erected on school properties.
"We have 15 schools that have existing radio masts and when those contracts expire, they will not be renewed." But he admitted governing bodies still had the power to renew the contracts - which bring extra financial resources to the school - in spite of the council's guidelines.
Informant: Robert Riedlinger
The Cellular Children
A strong feeling of sadness took over me when I saw the "magazine" which was attached to the newspaper today: On the front colourful page, a boy maximum 6 years old, smiling and talking on the cell phone. The magazine has an article called, no less than: "THE CELLULAR CHILDREN".
In the article it is told that Daniela from Yavne who is 4 years old, has a cell phone, she says (yes, the 4 years old girl) she uses it when she wants to call to her friends to visit them. From September she will have a new number, and will use it in the kindergarten. Her parents bought her of course. The marketing manager in Cell-Com, says that "This is a result of a long time investment for the long run, children are influenced by the colourful advertisements in their own language".
"I have a mobile phone since 2nd grade, and since 5th grade I have been going to school with it" reveals Omry Ben Simon, 12 years old, from Bet Shemesh. Eden, his brother who is 4 years younger than him, already knows all the new kinds of the cell phones and their complex qualities. By the way , he wasn't discriminated by his parents and won his own device.
"Social pressure, the fashion need, and the will to know where my children are, made me give them mobile phones", says their mother Shoshi Ben Simon. "Our children should be enabled to enjoy the technological progress".
There are parents who need to deal with the educational side: "Cell phone hurts the natural maturing of the child" says Ella Dudka (31) from Ganey Aviv. "When they go to school they have to learn to deal with problems on their own, and not look for solutions in a phone call to me. [That reminds me of the little boy in the grocery store who called his mother by the cell phone and told her: "Mom, I can't find the Yogurt"] In addition, cellular use hurts their social development and frame. Only on special occasions I give Tom my other mobile, for emergency."
"All the pupils in my class have cellular phone" says Eyal Barkover, 14, Hod Hasharon. "I use it only when I have to, for personal calls outside the house and to SMS".
Several studies on the subject, among them a study of the American company Ytech which checked the influence of the new technology on youth, showed that youth (7-17) who used it more than others, cell and computers, had decline in the social involvement and increase in depression and loneliness. The explanation- they use is on the expense of playing with friends. But against all the scientific findings, the cell phone are becoming more and more popular in these age groups.
Children who were born into the generation of this technology, are willing to experience any new service the market offers. They are also the future of the cellular companies. "Teenagers are excellent content clients" says Avi Zur, marketing manager in Partner company. Instead of notes in class, pupils use SMS. The families pay for the cellular bill of the children. "To pay for regular phone calls, internet and cables is taken for granted, so why this not?" says Shoshi Ben Simon.
(Hello! Communication and Cellular Magazine, 3rd Issue, August-September 2003)
Message from Iris Atzmon
U.S. E-chip activists denounce U.K.'s Marks & Spencer's for proposed 'spy in a suit' marketing
American e-chip surveillance guru, Katherine Albrecht, has brought her four month old campaign to Britian, against implanting in clothing microchips with a low-powered radio signal. Her grassroots consumer protection organisation which claims some 6000 members
in 15 countries is called CONSUMERS AGAINST SUPERMARKET PRIVACY INVASION AND NUMBERING (CASPIAN). She and her group have already managed to convince Gillette, Benetton and WalMart to delay their proposed dates for introducing the stock tracking innovation.
Albrecht believes that placing miniscule (similar in size to a grain of sand) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) labels in clothing leaves the way open for significant abuses to a person's right to privacy and personal safety. Quotations from a prominent article on this by journalist David Rowan in yesterday's edition of THE TIMES (page 5)are as follows:
"Ms. Albrecht sees a more sinister, 'Big Brother' use for a system that she says will make it possible to monitor individuals long after goods have left the store, through the radio signals their clothes or personal items continue to emit. . . . Unlike barcodes, the tags--known as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) labels--identify individual items whose movements can be tracked by scanners connected to the internet. . . .
'This technology has a potential to track people from the time they get up in the morning to the time they go to bed at night,' Ms. Albrecht said from her home in New Hampshire. She wants Britons to know that the police, criminals and marketers will all be motivated to scan people's property to learn more about them from their 'electronic cloud.' "
She states that the popularity and power of her CASPIAN consumer activist association is due to the fact that "'78 per cent of people oppose this technology on privacy grounds, and 61 per cent on health grounds.'" Rowan quickly adds "No health grounds have been identified. The figures are from the Auto-ID Centre's own confidential research, which were mistakenly made available on the internet. Much to its embarrassment, she [Albrecht] also discovered internal briefings from the centre's PR advisers suggesting that it create 'a privacy advisory council.'"
Bests, Imelda, Cork. Ireland.
UK cars to be equipped with spy chip
"The government is reportedly planning to fit all cars in Britain with a personalised microchip so rule-breaking motorists can be prosecuted by computer. The chip will automatically report a wide range of offences including speeding, road tax evasion and illegal parking .... It will even record every time motorists drive in bus lanes. ... [T]he scheme would require car makers to fit the chips in all vehicles while older cars would have them added during MoT tests." (08/25/03)
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
Victim of psi/electronic harassment
I am a victim of psi/electronic harassment. My name is Damian Hall.
On over 300 victims of neuro electro events known without camera or bugging - no mental illness can produce this - only a neuro electro Psi predatory fix.
Perps preying on me can be identified in near future though I have not verified them as yet. Ringleader was same person acting as agent provocateur on end of Tregonwell Rd, Bournemouth in May 98. It is the same person going whisper to skull Psi and remote viewing, dream manipulating and in magnetic sleep nervous system manipulation remote configurated.
Don't know what to say. Police/judges etc are in dark about this form of preying as are general public - it may be known of but not acknowledged.
Don't know what to suggest except appeal with McKinney/Dr Richard Alan Miller/ Carole Smith article in Psycho social journal Volume 13 about need for critical analysis of psychosis in light of mind invasive technology. I have copy of this article if you haven't.
I, personally believe mind invasive devices may well be being used in tandem with group SRA Cultic Psi predatory telepathy or without. I think it important not to only dwell on devices and techniques of SRA and predatory cultic practises to get Psi telepathy fixes needs unearthing. I will ascertain perps preying on me soon and hope to expose. Not many reported targets in England. I am one of them for five years. Four reported targets in England coincidentally come from Yorkshire or live there. Miriam Findlay and George Faraquar, Scottish I believe. That may well be coincidence to USA Intelligence base near Whitby North Yorks or devices filched off them being used possibly as an outside chance.
Notice from EMR Surveys Pty Ltd. Sydney
I have received the following notice from John Lincoln, EMR Surveys Pty Ltd. Sydney to be distributed on this list.
Message from Don Maisch
EMR Surveys Pty Ltd
10 Annette Place
Belrose NSW 2085
A Correction and an announcement.
1. You may have noticed in the March 2003 issue of the EMRAA Newsletter that I an said to be "retiring from active service".
This is not correct.
For professional reasons I have resigned only from the board of directors of EMRAA. I remain a member of EMRAA. I continue to deal with the frequent enguiries on electromagnetic related topics and I remain the community representative on the ARPANSA working group preparing an Australian Standard for electromagnetic radiation within the frequency range 0 to 3 kHz. This includes the fields produced by electricity power lines and systoms within our houses, offices and industries.
Of course my business, EMR Surveys P/L, continues to operate as before and my web site > will be in operation shortly.
2. While contacting you I take the opportunity to advise you of a very important development.
As a consequence of persistent lobbying by EMRAA and others, the federal government authority, ARPANSA, have developed an "Electromagnetic Radiation Health Complaints Register" to gather community information of perceived adverse health effects from EMR. This is most welcome.
The success of this initiative will depend to a large extent on the community response. So I urge you to submit completed forms to ARPANSA if, and only if, you believe you or your family have been affected by electromagnetic radiation from any source. The source may
include power lines, domestic appliances, electrical equipment within the house or office, or mobile/portable phones for example. It is extremely important that we take advantage of this initiative and that we report our experiences as accurately as possible.
If you require any assistance do not hesitate to contact me.
DARPA's Bioengineering Program
NEWS RELEASE: Day 11 of Hunger Strike: Surprise Breakthrough
Hunger Strikers Hold Face to Face Meeting Today with President of American Psychiatric Association
APA says: "We're thinking" about a more formal meeting between APA & MindFreedom representatives.
PASADENA, CALIF.: For 11 days the "Fast for Freedom in Mental Health" has mobilized more than 23 people internationally to protest human rights violations in the mental health system.
Today, in a surprise step forward, a delegation of hunger strikers held an initial face to face meeting with Marcia Kraft Goin, MD, PhD, current elected President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), inside her Los Angeles office.
"We're pleased with this development," said hunger striker Mickey Weinberg, "But we're going to continue this Fast for Freedom."
For all the photos of the meeting click here: http://www.pagesforpeople.com/
NRDC wins landmark case against Navy sonar!
A federal court has just handed down its decision in our case against the U.S. Navy and I wanted you to be the first to hear the great news. In a resounding victory for whales and other marine mammals, the court ruled that it will bar the Navy from deploying its high-intensity LFA sonar system across most of the world's oceans.
The LFA (Low Frequency Active) sonar system would have blasted hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean habitat with noise so intense it can maim, deafen and even kill whales. In her historic ruling, Judge LaPorte agreed with NRDC that the sonar's booming noise could "irreparably harm" the marine environment and threaten the very survival of endangered populations of whales, sea turtles and other marine species.
Judge LaPorte has ordered the Navy to begin negotiations with NRDC on a plan for safely testing the sonar system in a limited area.
This is truly a banner day for the Earth's environment. The court has granted a life-saving reprieve to dozens of species of magnificent marine mammals. But its ruling also sends a message loud and clear to the White House that it is not above our nation's environmental laws. The Bush administration trampled all over those laws when it gave the Navy a blank check to operate the deadly LFA sonar system virtually anywhere in the world.
It's also a banner day for hundreds of thousands of NRDC members and activists like you. When we began this fight eight years ago, we were told that our chances of stopping the military's classified LFA program were slim to none. But that conventional wisdom seriously underestimated the collective power of a determined citizenry.
Your financial contributions and online activism fueled an NRDC legal strategy that prevailed, in the end, over the world's most powerful military establishment. There is no finer example of democracy in action.
The fight to protect our oceans against high-intensity sonar is not over. The Navy could appeal the court's ruling. And right now the Bush administration is trying to get exemptions for the Navy from some of the very environmental laws NRDC used to block deployment of the LFA system. With your help, NRDC will do everything it can to ensure that these efforts do not succeed.
But all that lies ahead. For today, at least, we've won a significant victory, one worth savoring and celebrating. On behalf of our entire legal team, I want to thank you for coming to the defense of marine mammals around the world.
John H. Adams
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC Press Release: http://www.nrdc.org/media/pressreleases/030826.asp
Washington Post story: http://www.nrdc.org/news/newsDetails.asp?nID=1075
Classified Spending On the Rise
The Surprise Weapon: PRIVATE ENTERPRISE MONEY
A Non-Political Money System
by E. C. Riegel, 1944
Fluoride Linked to Low IQ, Studies Show
Informant: George Paxinos
GM Science Review Deeply Flawed
The war on civil liberties road show
A Weapons Cache We'll Never See
Who Will Bail out Bush from Iraq Quagmire?
US Cost to Invade and Occupy Iraq May Hit $1.9 Trillion
Growing Opposition to Bush in the US
Saving Face, Losing a War
Terrorism and Iraq: The link is real now
Baghdad deadlier than ever
Building the coalition of the unwilling
by Ehsan Ahrari
"As the US government has no intention of loosening its grip on power in Iraq, it can hardly expect any country to join it there other than as a reluctant partner, with or without more resolutions from the United Nations."
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp http://www.rationalreview.com/news/
Citizens' Initiative Omega