Municipalities challenging 5G rollout in court

Over 80 counties and cities are filing suit against the FCC over local control and price fixing what they can charge the telecoms;

More than 80 cities and counties have filed lawsuits challenging the new FCC rules, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco is expected to render a decision in the lead case in April.

This was my biggest complaint against 5G, local control and what we can charge to use OUR lightpoles;

In an email to The Washington Times, Tom Cochran, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, accused the agency of reinterpreting “federal law as part of its efforts to ‘nationalize’ city and other local public property in its quest to grant special and unlawful rights to private enterprises that seek to occupy local rights-of-ways and public property for small cell deployment.”

“Instead of working with local governments to win the global race to 5G, the FCC is forcing cities to race to the courthouse to defend the most basic of local government rights — the authority to manage and seek fair compensation from private users that seek to employ public assets, owned and paid for by local taxpayers, for their personal profit without any obligation to serve all of the community whose assets are occupied,” Mr. Cochran said.

Yet the nimrods that occupy our city hall decided to bend over for Thune-Bag and do as he wishes, while closing the public out. Heck, even the National League of Cities, an organization we help fund as taxpayers, opposes the FCC rules. Hopefully the courts will rule in the cities favor so we can end the nightmare called 5G.

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6 comments ↓

#1 Wirelessly Irradiated on 02.15.19 at 4:50 pm

As terrible as the FCC & Telecoms bullying & running over local govt’s is, the hazardous health effects caused by the first four generations, wi-fi & all things wireless is far worse. The evidence is overwhelming re the health dangers of low level wireless radiation. Some are starting to wake up. Here are a few very recent articles:

http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/01/5g-the-most-dangerous-technological-development-of-the-millennium/

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/02/14/the-dangers-of-5g-to-childrens-health/

https://kylekenleykopitke.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/health-dangers-from-5g-by-kyle-kenley-kopitke-9-february-2019/

https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal/?oRef=mixi

#2 Wirelessly Irradiated on 02.15.19 at 6:11 pm

Interesting comparison between Senatorial candidates that received political contributions from the Telecom Services Industry & those that are on the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee.

Here are the 2018 contributions to the top 20 by amounts:
https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?ind=B09&cycle=2018&recipdetail=S&mem=N&sortorder=U

Here are to all 2018 Senate Candidates by amounts:
https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=B09&cycle=2018&recipdetail=S&mem=N

Then going back to the 2016 Election, to my great surprise, John Thune tops the list (he was the committee chair after all). Here were the 2016 top 20:
https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?ind=B09&recipdetail=S&sortorder=U&mem=N&cycle=2016

Here are the current members on the committee:
https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/committeemembers

Ergo, the Telecom Services has pretty much “captured” this committee.

Blumenthal the only one that I know of that is raising the health effects concern of 5G as evidenced by his Dec. 3, 2018 letter to the FCC & from his questioning during the Feb 6, 2019 Committee hearing shown here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekNC0J3xx1w

The full video of this Feb 6, 2019 committee hearing listed below shows everyone else on the committee is “all in” to win the race for 5G with the only hesitation being to ensure “cyber security.”
https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=C333A1FD-22B0-4E22-8C0A-B1B17F6AF09A

#3 Scott Linder on 02.15.19 at 7:03 pm

Politics and money versus common sense. Who will come out as the victor?

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.16.19 at 1:51 am

Federalism: A conservative’s best friend when needed…. otherwise, not so much…

#5 Wirelessly Irradiated on 02.16.19 at 9:22 am

Possible cures:

1. Require U.S. Senators & Representatives to be in their state/district three weeks of each month so they closer & more available to their constituents. Remainder of time at the Capital. Video & audio conferencing (wired of course) works great to handle day-to-day meetings.

2. No lobbying at the Capital (if this would not be considered too restrictive under the 1st Amendment). Can lobby only in the Senator’s or Rep’s state/district, i.e., don’t make lobbying so convenient & don’t provide the situation whereby lobbyists have exponentially more access to Congresspersons than constituents.
Constituents should have the bulk of the Congresspersons’ time, not lobbyists.

3. Move the Nation’s Capital to the center of the country – say Wichita, KS or Oklahoma City, OK. Turn D.C. into the museum & national landmark that is it.
This to minimize the effect of the east coast or “coastal” political/philosophies. Now the Congresspersons are fully immersed in the same in D.C. If you have ever been in DC, you can just sense it. It’s like you are in another country.

4. Block grant all social & any other non-original constitutional programs to the states to decide on what to keep, how much to fund, etc. Then reduce the block grants over say a 10 year period to zero. In other words, let the states & local communities decide what they want to do. Let the federal government return to its 18 original Congressional powers with the people & the states retaining their rights & powers per the 9th & 10th amendments.

Okay everyone, let me have it with your rebuttals.

#6 Wirelessly Irradiated on 02.16.19 at 3:41 pm

Federalism is everyone’s best friend b/c it further decentralizes power.