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  1. Monique added a post in a topic 90 Ohio lawsuits against senate bill which allows cell towers in residential yards, etc.   

    Ligorio – I’m aware of the new research.  Some scientists agree with this research – some disagree with this research. 
    Firefighters also have research – and they don’t want cell towers near their stations.  
    http://www.iaff.org/hs/Facts/CellTowerFinal.asp
    http://fearlessparent.org/cell-tower-hypocrisy-rescuing-firefighters-not-kids/
    There’s also the World Health Organization “Possible Carcinogen” classification from 2011. 
    https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/cell-phones-cancer-8-dumb-ways-to-boost-possible-risk
    And for many years, tech inventor parents have deliberately limited how much their own kids use new technology.  Perhaps they are considering decades old research that proves harm and erring on the side of caution with their children.
    New York Times 2011: “A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute”
    New York Times 2014:  “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent”
    If you’re okay with small cell towers near your home, I’m glad that I don’t live too close to Ligorio.  It will likely lower your property value.   
    Have a blessed day. 
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  2. Monique added a post in a topic 90 Ohio lawsuits against senate bill which allows cell towers in residential yards, etc.   

    My apologies – my head was elsewhere when responding.  Yes – 5G is about higher internet speed and the Internet of Things (Iot) which currently has an approx 75% failure rate.   https://www.xtendiot.com/nearly-75-internet-things-projects-failing/
    Those who are fighting small cell towers in their communities don’t seem to feel that higher speed internet is worth it if it means small cell towers in their neighborhoods and in front of homes.    I’ve also heard no complaints about internet speed when talking to neighbors.  Ours is also fine. 
    As far as 5G and/or small cell towers not coming to Greenhills for a while, small cell towers have been installed in front of homes in lower local income neighborhoods already.  There was one in front of a home in Oakley on Minot that I noticed in 2016.  It was less than 100 feet from a 2nd floor window.
    As far as research, there are scientists who currently believe that there is enough research already that cell phone radiation should be classified as “Carcinogenic” instead of its current WHO classification as “Possibly Carcinogenic”. 
    Of course, not everyone will be affected in the same way or to the same degree to it.  It’s like how some people smoke for decades and/or live in homes full of asbestos and still live long and active lives. 
    Here are some other links that might be of interest.  Have a blessed day.
    The Trump-FCC-AT&T-Et Al. Plan: The Insidious “Wheel of Mis-Fortune”. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/verizons-wireline-network_b_12022492.html
     
    Verizon’s Wireline Networks Diverted Billions for Wireless Deployments Instead of Wiring Municipalities, and Charged Phone Customers for It.
     
    IoT and the law of unintended consequences.  Strava’s fitness app usage heatmap accidentally reveals military deployments — and it won’t be the last time good IoT intentions lead to unanticipated problems.
     
     
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  3. Monique added a post in a topic 90 Ohio lawsuits against senate bill which allows cell towers in residential yards, etc.   

    Ligorio – thanks for the post.  I’ve been following this also.  The good news is that there has been news coverage since then about how there was never really a plan for a nationalized 5G Network.  Here are links about that:
    The Trump Administration said it has no plans to build a 5G wireless network The memo from the National Security Council that suggested otherwise is outdated. https://www.recode.net/2018/1/29/16945452/donald-trump-5g-wireless-network-national-security-council-memo
    "Nevertheless, the unearthed memo still reflects the degree to which President Donald Trump and some of his closest aides fear the technological and political might of their Chinese counterparts. For years, Republicans in the nation’s capital have fretted over the rise of handset makers like Huawei, for example, amid concerns that the company and its peers are snooping on Americans on behalf of Beijing. Huawei’s deal with AT&T to sell its phones through the carrier had fallen through earlier this month. The reason hasn’t been made clear."
    Trump Administration Says It Has "No Plans" To Build "Nationalized" 5G Network https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-29/proposal-nationalized-5g-network-triggers-blowback-regulators-industry
    "But while the PowerPoint portrayed a nationalized 5G network as essential for national security, Axios said Monday that the report is generating a fair amount of blowback."
    This Washington Post article offers an interesting theory:
    Why everyone is freaking out about a White House plan to nationalize the country’s 5G data networks
    “Some suggested the proposal was leaked as a trial balloon meant to gauge the public's appetite for the policy.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/01/29/why-everyone-is-freaking-out-about-a-white-house-plan-to-nationalize-the-countrys-next-gen-data-networks/?utm_term=.d38e825499c0
    There has also been some recent news coverage where residents in at least one U.S. community have been able to stop 5G small cell towers from being installed in their neighborhood simply by raising a huge stink. 
    This being said, I encourage you to ask your neighbors if they are satisfied with cell phone reception in their homes.  If there are no complaints, there should be no need to put a cell tower in your neighborhood.  I’ve already asked some of my immediate neighbors – no complaints here. 
    Every 7-10 days, I email Ms. Kovach and the law committee and ask if any wireless infrastructure applications have been submitted within the village.  So far, there haven’t been.  It's unlikely that this will last forever.  Once an application is filed, there won't be a lot of time to try to prevent installation.  I encourage everyone who is concerned about this to contact the village council and let them know. 
    Also - this is being suggested in California as a safer alternative to a 5G network: 
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  4. Monique added a topic in General Discussion   

    CBS News - "Cell Phones & Cancer: 8 Dumb Ways to Boost Possible Cancer Risk”
    Since I have yet to meet anyone who wanted to boost his or her cancer risk, I thought I'd share.  Have a blessed day. 

     
     
     
     
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    Lawyer Blog on Federal Bill S. 1988 which will "exempt small wireless facilities from environmental and historic reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)...
    For those concerned about historic districts and public rights of ways, this is another federal bill that's being discussed which will eliminate local authority in regard to cell tower placement.  Please contact your elected officials if this concerns you:
    S. 1988:  The Speed Act: https://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com/road-5g-paved-federal-state-pre-emptions-local-authority/
    This legislation would exempt small wireless facilities from environmental and historic reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if they meet these conditions:
    (1) They are being deployed in public right of way and are not higher than an existing structure in the public right of way; or
    (2) They are serving as a replacement for an existing small cell and are substantially similar (as defined by the FCC) to the small cell being replaced. It would also exempt wireless towers from NEPA review if located in public right of way and the antenna tower or support pole is not more that the higher of 50 feet tall or 10 feet higher that any existing structure in the public right of way and does not have guy wires. The SPEED Act uses FCC size and other applicable requirements as its definition of small wireless facilities.
     
     
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  6. Monique added a post in a topic "Net Neutraility" and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)   

    Blight - Thanks for your thoughts on this.  The internet is a wonderful resource but it's not our only resource.   
    You might find this Huffington Post article interesting also:
     
    The Trump-FCC-AT&T-Et Al. Plan: The Insidious “Wheel of Mis-Fortune”. 
    Bruce Kushnick, Contributor
    Executive Director
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-trump-fcc-att-et-al-plan-the-insidious-wheel_us_5a055a13e4b0ee8ec3694081
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  7. Monique added a topic in General Discussion   

    "Net Neutraility" and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    For those of you following and perhaps upset about what's going on with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in regard to "Net Neutrality", you may also be interested in this free e-Book written last year by a Harvard Professor. “Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by the Industries it Presumably Regulates” http://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf
     
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  8. Monique added a post in a topic State rating of D   

    My husband and I don't have children but I thought I'd post another expert opinion article about education that was published last week by Business Insider.com.  It references other articles that I've posted already.   
    “An MIT psychologist explains why so many tech moguls send their kids to anti-tech schools”   http://www.businessinsider.com/sherry-turkle-why-tech-moguls-send-their-kids-to-anti-tech-schools-2017-11
    Also a friend of mine sent me this 5 minute interview on Fox News in September.  “Smartphones destroying generation?” 
    One professor argues that while post-millennials are physically safer than adolescents, they are more comfortable online than with real people - and are the verge of a mental breakdown.  http://video.foxnews.com/v/5575506985001/?#sp=show-clips
    Good luck, y’all.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  9. Monique added a post in a topic Anyone NOT want cell towers in yards for any reason? 90+ Ohio lawsuits against bill that allows this.   

    Long Islanders Sue Over Health Concerns About New Cellphone Towers: “Long Island residents are raising health concerns as cellphone transmission equipment continues to be installedin many areas. As they joined hands in front of the courthouse, worried homeowners said the law must be changed to stop the new towers from being allowed. “This is an issue that is critical — not just to all of Long Island, but all of the United States,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Andrew Campanelli, “because across the United States, no wireless facilities are being tested.” http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/10/19/long-island-cellphone-towers-lawsuit/ http://longisland.news12.com/story/36637952/homeowners-file-lawsuit-over-potential-wireless-transmitter-health-risks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3VqliGwJsI&list=PLQ01KlFuvNZZfIz75U47EyqSM0es6BRNu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TTvS3-8ZtA
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  10. Monique added a post in a topic 90 Ohio lawsuits against senate bill which allows cell towers in residential yards, etc.   

    Long Islanders Sue Over Health Concerns About New Cellphone Towers: “Long Island residents are raising health concerns as cellphone transmission equipment continues to be installedin many areas. As they joined hands in front of the courthouse, worried homeowners said the law must be changed to stop the new towers from being allowed. “This is an issue that is critical — not just to all of Long Island, but all of the United States,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Andrew Campanelli, “because across the United States, no wireless facilities are being tested.” http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/10/19/long-island-cellphone-towers-lawsuit/ http://longisland.news12.com/story/36637952/homeowners-file-lawsuit-over-potential-wireless-transmitter-health-risks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3VqliGwJsI&list=PLQ01KlFuvNZZfIz75U47EyqSM0es6BRNu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TTvS3-8ZtA
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  11. Monique added a post in a topic Anyone NOT want cell towers in yards for any reason? 90+ Ohio lawsuits against bill that allows this.   

     
    Big Congratulations to California residents: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed their small cell bill which would have eliminated local authority in regard to cell tower/wireless infrastructure placement.
    In Ohio, our small cell tower bill passed last December when a wireless clause was added at the last minute to SB 331 “The Petland Bill”.  At least 90 Ohio municipal governments have filed lawsuits against it including Cincinnati, Mason, and Sharonville. As far as I know, there has been no local news coverage of this.  
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/california-gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-bill-easing-permits-on-cell-phone-towers/

     
     
     
     
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  12. Monique added a post in a topic 90 Ohio lawsuits against senate bill which allows cell towers in residential yards, etc.   

    Big Congratulations to California residents: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed their small cell bill which would have eliminated local authority in regard to cell tower/wireless infrastructure placement.
    In Ohio, our small cell tower bill passed last December when a wireless clause was added at the last minute to SB 331 “The Petland Bill”.  At least 90 Ohio municipal governments have filed lawsuits against it including Cincinnati, Mason, and Sharonville. As far as I know, there has been no local news coverage of this.  
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/california-gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-bill-easing-permits-on-cell-phone-towers/
    http://emfsafetynetwork.org/sb-649-vetoed/
     
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  13. Monique added a topic in Politics   

    CA Govenor vetos state bill eliminating local authority in small cell tower placement. Ohio's bill still in effect despite 90 municipal govt lawsuits
    Big Congratulations to California residents: Last night Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed their small cell bill which would have eliminated local authority in regard to cell tower/wireless infrastructure placement.   In Ohio, our small cell tower bill passed last December when a wireless clause was added at the last minute to SB 331 (“The Petland Bill”).  At least 90 Ohio municipal governments have filed lawsuits against it including Cincinnati, Mason, and Sharonville. As far as I know, there has been no local news coverage of this.  
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/california-gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-bill-easing-permits-on-cell-phone-towers/
    http://emfsafetynetwork.org/sb-649-vetoed/ 
     
     
     
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  14. Monique added a post in a topic Anyone NOT want cell towers in yards for any reason? 90+ Ohio lawsuits against bill that allows this.   

    Dear Mr. Blight - thanks for posting this.  There are many resources online with similar information. 
    There are also many groups outside of Cincinnati also that have pre-written speeches available for free online - especially in regard to fighting cell towers on school properties and replacing WiFi with wired internet.  Some include: Citizens for Safe Technology, Parents for Safer Technology, Safe Tech for Schools Maryland, and National Association for Children and Safe Technology.
    Change happens where people are fighting for their communities:   In 2014, Greenbelt, MD council votes unanimously to alert citizens to the health risks of cell phone/wireless radiation and to oppose cell towers on school grounds.  http://ehtrust.org/maryland-city-votes-unanimously-alert-citizens-health-risks-cell-phonewireless-radiation-oppose-cell-towers-school-grounds/
    NopeCincy.org is a great local example of people fighting for their community and affecting change. 
    The UC professor I spoke with last year at the council meeting told me that usually the most accurate research is independently funded and peer reviewed.  Government research is good too.    
    For those who prefer video presentations, there are documentaries available online as well in re EMF/EMF/MW/RF emitting sources.  They feature interviews with doctors, scientists, and more: “Generation Zapped", “Wi-Fried”, "Mobilize", and "Take Back Your Power” 
    You are a great writer.  Most of this information has already been provided to local media by me as well as others.  If you are concerned, I hope you will consider submitting something as well.  There is strength in numbers.
    Have a Blessed Day.
     
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  15. Monique added a post in a topic Anyone NOT want cell towers in yards for any reason? 90+ Ohio lawsuits against bill that allows this.   

    Dear Mr. Blight - thank you for your response and your interest.  I already spoke at a Greenhills Village Council meeting last November along with a UC College of Medicine Environmental Health professor regarding all of the information I presented here and more.  I included research, etc. in regard to other EMF/EMF/RF/MW sources other than cell towers, WiFi Hotspots, and routers.   
    I received word back in January that they did not plan to do anything because of existing laws. 
    Since speaking at the meeting, I have been contacting the city manager every week or so to ask if any wireless infrastructure applications have been submitted within the village.  So far none have been submitted.  However more of them have been installed outside the village so it's only a matter of time before it could happen here.  www.antennasearch.com is a good resource.  At the same time, Antennasearch.com doesn't seem to always post everything that gets installed b/c many don't seem to get registered.  Locations for WiFi stations or "hotspots" can be found on other websites.  
    I have been sending The Law Committee updated information since November regarding new and proposed legislation, research, etc.  It is my understanding that they review it but other than that I cannot speak for them as to what they plan to do.  As far as I know, they did not file a lawsuit against the against the wireless clause in Senate Bill 331 along with the other 90 Ohio municipal governments - though I did provide information on how they could file with a Columbus law firm at a sliding scale ($2000).
    I also stopped in for about 10 minutes at The Law Committee meeting in August and presented some information in person.  I cannot speak on behalf of them as to what they plan to do with it.
    Before I started posting on this board, I posted for a few months on the Facebook page, "Concerned Citizens of Greenhills".   Although I received no hostile remarks, so far it seems that no one is still ready to act on it.  My Facebook name is "Mo Songs" because I am a songwriter.
    I have used examples of activism in re cell towers, etc. in Greenbelt, MD (another Greenbelt community) and many other communities on this board and on Facebook.  When people stand together, change happens.  I have been doing the best that I can by myself but without more people involved, it is unlikely that anything here will change.  I am more than happy to be a resource as well as stand with a group on this.
    I am aware of the tower on Sharon Road.  When my husband and I decided to move here, we made sure that we chose a home down the hill from it because of our concerns.  Because of existing laws I don't know that it can be removed.  However if residents in that neighborhood are concerned, they may want to address council about FCC procedures to make sure that it is within the current federal safety guidelines.  If it is not, then they need to make sure that is corrected. 
    I am really hoping that there will be no installation of any wireless infrastructure at the school buildings within the village.  That is also something that I discussed at the council meeting.  My husband and I do not have children but I have dropped off literature at the school down the street and talked to a few staff members about why I was leaving it with them.  I cannot say what they plan to do with this information.  I have also spoken to pretty much everyone I know locally (meaning outside of Greenhills) about what I have posted here and provided them with information for almost 2 years now.  No one so far seems to be willing to act on this. 
    There are a few other concerned citizens within the Greater Cincinnati.  They've also been trying to raise awareness and get others involved.  What can I say other than we need more than a few concerned citizens to affect change.
    Every media outlet in town has been provided with this information presented here and more.  They seem to be waiting for more people to call and complain before they will do a story.
    If you find some folks willing to act on any of this, please let me know.  Thanks again. 
     
     
     
     
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