Thursday, July 25, 2013
Ubiquitous Spying and Cell Towers
The vote is in. The House rejects the Amash amendment to an upcoming Pentagon appropriations bill which would have barred the NSA from using a PATRIOT Act provision to collect the phone records of all Americans.
The White House lobbied heavily against the amendment with Jay Carney, or Jay Carnage as he is also called, saying
We oppose the current effort in the House to hastily dismantle one of our Intelligence Community’s counterterrorism tools. This blunt approach is not the product of an informed, open, or deliberative process. We urge the House to reject the Amash Amendment, and instead move forward with an approach that appropriately takes into account the need for a reasoned review of what tools can best secure the nation.
So much for Barry's 'debate' on the spying issue. Did anyone really think it would go otherwise? The shills against the amendment of course had to invoke 9/11.
The vote was 217-205 against the amendment. Close but probably a number of negotiations took place, getting some to vote yes when they are not in much danger of not being reelected in 2014, to make it look like it's a real debate.
All this only confirms in my own mind that the Snowden affair is an engineered event. We knew most of this spying deal already, more were catching on everyday, the Utah data center is coming on line, the secrets are out anyway so why not let it be well known through the controlled media. What are the folks going to do? Talk talk talk...then accept it. So far the plan that was is working. When Forbes posts, from the well,-look-at-that dept., the blueprints of the Utah NSA datacenter, well, you know everything is not as it is portrayed.
Which brings us to the cold hard fact that cell phone data grabbing needs a whole lotta cell towers. Towers that could have other uses as well. Greg Bacon's Cell Phone Towers Being Used for Mind Control touches on that issue and there is much more insight on what could be with a simple search. Over 220,000 cell towers already in this country and many more to come.
Then there's the potential health issues from living too close to a tower. There's not a lot of exact information on this but if you're within 1,300 feet of one, it may put you in a real danger zone.
Through no wish of my own, it looks like I will soon be within line of sight of a 300 foot tall tower.
A couple of months ago there was some hillside land about a 1/4 mile away that went up for auction. It was bought by someone from out of town. Two weeks ago in the county newspaper there was a public notice of an application to the FCC for a cell tower site there. Obviously the one who bought the land already had an inside track on putting a tower there. At $900 or more a month in rental to the owner, there are no shortages of folks wanting one on their property.
My 'office' is in an enclosed porch with big windows overlooking the road with not much traffic. Sitting here today I saw a bearded long haired young guy walking down the road carrying a clipboard and a camera. When he came back around he stepped about 15 feet onto my property and took some pictures. Well , I immediately went out to where he was and asked if I could help him. He was with this company and doing what he called an historical viewshed study. It's required by some federal rules when there is an historical element to the tower's visual line of sight. The community I live in goes back over 200 years and there's one house designated as historical, a large doctor's home that was used as a hospital in the civil war but with many sites, including my own, where there have been dwellings for a long time. This must have qualified it for an historical study.
The archeologist guy taking the photos knew less than I do about cell towers and their potentials but he did give me the number of his supervisor to get the viewshed study. He marked out on his map that I would be about 2,000 feet from the tower. He also said he had run into some hostility from a couple of others asking what he was doing. We have a fairly good unofficial neighborhood watch here.
Just how many cell towers are needed in this county to get what someone has decided is an acceptable percentage of coverage for the whole population? State of the art solar cell sites are coming to national forests where no roads are allowed. All materials and personnel will be helecoptered in. The cost will be covered mostly by homeland security. Rumors are that the newer cell phones can be tracked even with the battery removed. The more cell towers to pick up even the weakest of signals, the better.The more folks that could get health problems from the radiation emitted, the better big pharma likes it. It's a win-win for several profit motivated endeavors.
But hey, we can't do without that cell phone, can we?