Month: April 2020

Why I’m Inherently Skeptical of 5G

Lately there’s a lot of talk about 5G.

Does it cause coronavirus? I don’t know.

Is it bad for you in general? I don’t know.

There’s a lot I don’t know about 5G. I’m not an expert in this field so I’m not going to pretend to be one.

But I’m inherently skeptical of 5G for one simple reason: because there is no obvious need for it.

4G LTE works perfectly fine for me. It’s plenty fast. I’ve never once thought “Damnit, LTE sucks! I wish we had something faster!”

There is nothing wrong with 4G. I can watch YouTube videos perfectly fine with no buffering 99% of the time. Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and HBO Go work perfectly over LTE.

Yet 5G is sold to us as being super fast:

“Remember in “The Amazing Spider-Man” when Peter Parker runs a Bing search (we know, Bing?) on Dr. Kurt Connors and instantly gets results? Your Web pages never load that fast. “That’s Darth Vader’s computer there,” Ericsson Chief Technology Officer Ulf Ewaldsson quipped. Pages usually take a second or two to load, even on a fast connection. With 5G, those results will come immediately.

Or if you wanted to kick back and download the movie “The Guardians of the Galaxy,” it would zip to your device in 15 seconds instead of the 6 minutes it takes via 4G.”

Yes, how did we ever live with one second loading times for search engine results and six-minute movie download times?

We don’t need 5G. LTE is fast enough.

Yet they’re selling 5G to us based on how much faster it will be.

I’m not buying it. There’s got to be some other reason for 5G.

And as if there weren’t enough reasons to be wary of 5G, the New York Times has already played the “RUSSIA!!!” card:

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Putin wants you to be afraid of 5G! If you are skeptical of 5G, you are a Russian Agent!

You wouldn’t want to be a traitor now, would you? Good. Then shut your damn mouth while the 5G antenna is installed on the streetlight in front of your house.

Scientific American published an op-ed in October 2019 entitled, “We Have No Reason to Believe 5G is Safe.”

“The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced through a press release that the commission will soon reaffirm the radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits that the FCC adopted in the late 1990s. These limits are based upon a behavioral change in rats exposed to microwave radiation and were designed to protect us from short-term heating risks due to RFR exposure.  

Yet, since the FCC adopted these limits based largely on research from the 1980s, the preponderance of peer-reviewed research, more than 500 studies, have found harmful biologic or health effects from exposure to RFR at intensities too low to cause significant heating.”

In other words, the FCC’s radio frequency radiation exposure limits are out of date.

“Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

So all these bad things can happen to us (and animals and plants) even at radio frequency radiation exposure levels that the FCC has deemed “safe.”

Here’s where 5G comes in, and why it’s unique compared to previous generations of wireless technology (4G, 3G, etc.):

“The latest cellular technology, 5G, will employ millimeter waves for the first time in addition to microwaves that have been in use for older cellular technologies, 2G through 4G. Given limited reach, 5G will require cell antennas every 100 to 200 meters, exposing many people to millimeter wave radiation. 5G also employs new technologies (e.g., active antennas capable of beam-forming; phased arrays; massive multiple inputs and outputs, known as massive MIMO) which pose unique challenges for measuring exposures.”

So what are the effects of millimeter waves on humans? I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that they’re not good:

“Millimeter waves are mostly absorbed within a few millimeters of human skin and in the surface layers of the cornea. Short-term exposure can have adverse physiological effects in the peripheral nervous system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system. The research suggests that long-term exposure may pose health risks to the skin (e.g., melanoma), the eyes (e.g., ocular melanoma) and the testes (e.g., sterility).”

Virtually every part of the elite’s overall agenda has depopulation in mind: abortion, LGBT rights, female empowerment, male disempowerment, vaccines, etc. It can’t be a coincidence that 5G can cause sterility.

The government doesn’t seem to care what health risks 5G–or any wireless technology at all, for that matter–cause:

“Since 5G is a new technology, there is no research on health effects, so we are “flying blind” to quote a U.S. senator. However, we have considerable evidence about the harmful effects of 2G and 3G. Little is known the effects of exposure to 4G, a 10-year-old technology, because governments have been remiss in funding this research. Meanwhile, we are seeing increases in certain types of head and neck tumors in tumor registries, which may be at least partially attributable to the proliferation of cell phone radiation. These increases are consistent with results from case-control studies of tumor risk in heavy cell phone users.

5G will not replace 4G; it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly over the long term. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially. Cancer is not the only risk as there is considerable evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm, likely due to oxidative stress.”

Neurological disorders? That’s some scary shit.

“As a society, should we invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G, a cellular technology that requires the installation of 800,000 or more new cell antenna sites in the U.S. close to where we live, work and play?

Instead, we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.”

I don’t trust 5G.

If you do trust it, that means you’re simply accepting the word of telecom industry “experts” and leaving your fate in their hands. What, exactly, have the elites done to earn your trust?

There is no obvious, pressing need for 5G, yet they’re rolling it out anyway. This, to me, has always struck me as suspicious. “5G is faster,” they tell us. But LTE is fast enough.

There’s something else they’re not telling us.

I’d advise getting out of cities as soon as possible.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on 5G:

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NBC News is a Chinese Propaganda Organ

Who’s keeping score? NBC News is keeping score:

Who’s side is NBC News on? That should be obvious by this headline.

To them, it’s a competition between the US and China, and China is winning. NBC News couldn’t be happier.

This is an off-the-charts level of sycophancy. You’d be hard-pressed to find more blatant cheerleading in actual Chinese state media organs. NBC News is literally saying, “America sucks, China is the greatest.”

And this barely even scratched the surface of the many ways the US Media has shown itself to be an unequivocal enemy of the United States during the Coronavirus crisis.

From absurdly focusing on “racism” against Chinese even as the virus was rapidly spreading in America, to discouraging the use of chloroquine for weeks before finally admitting recently that it is an effective treatment for Coronavirus, costing untold lives that could’ve been saved had the media not spent so much time spreading Fake News about the drug, the media has proven to be the Enemy Of The People.

China Must Pay

This morning, news broke that 6.6 million people have filed for unemployment over the past two weeks:

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The “Back To Work Now!” crowd sees this as vindication for the dire warnings they’ve been issuing the past couple weeks, and understandably so. This is by far the biggest unemployment spike in the past 50 years, and probably on par with the economic calamity experienced during the Great Depression.

Now, it’s important to note that we don’t know how many of those unemployment claims are for people who are temporarily out of work, and how many are for people who have actually lost their job. I filed for unemployment because my employer told me to, but I haven’t lost my job.

This is still an important caveat in this data. So until we actually know how many people truly lost their jobs vs. how many people have been furloughed with eligibility for unemployment, we don’t know just how bad this situation is.

For what it’s worth, the stock market has largely shrugged off the news:

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But then again, perhaps the market had already assumed this would happen long ago and priced it in when the S&P 500 declined by 35% between Feb. 20 and March 20.

Who knows?

What we do know, though, is that the “Back to Work!” crowd is taking this as validation, and they’re blaming Trump and his task force for all the job losses and small business closures sure to happen over the next month of CDC-advised social distancing:

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One thing to keep in mind is that we don’t know how much economic activity would have slowed down even without the social distancing measures and government-mandated closures of “non-essential” businesses–i.e. naturally, out of widespread public fear of the virus. Before my work was shut down, we were already experiencing a significant slowdown in business simply due to people voluntarily self-quarantining. So let’s not act like the slowdown in economic activity is 100% due to government action–a lot of it would’ve happened anyway.

Now, is it true that we could be doing things differently in a way that would cause less economic harm and still “flatten the curve?” Sure. In my last piece I said I agreed with the idea of only quarantining the most vulnerable subsets of the population–i.e. the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions. If we did that, and also urged everyone to simply wear a mask and gloves out in public, we would probably be okay.

But the problem is that most people in America aren’t going to wear masks and gloves out in public. It’s just not in our culture the way it is in Asia. I don’t think you can tell Americans life can go back to normal as long as they promise to wear masks and gloves whenever they leave the house. Americans just won’t do it. What are you going to do, ticket everyone seen outside the house without a mask and gloves? Jail them? It would never work.

So for now, “social distancing” and “shelter in-place” remain the most practical policies for slowing the spread of the virus. They’re not ideal by any stretch; I only said they are the most practical.

And no matter what the “Back to Work!” crowd says, it’s not as simple as “just ignore the virus and go back to work.” As bad as things may seem at the moment (25k new cases of the virus per day), things would probably be much worse had we not enacted social distancing measures.

The hard thing to grasp about prevention is that there is no way for us to see what would have happened had we chosen another course of action. We cannot simply peer into an alternate universe and see what would have happened had we taken a different course of action.

This is how life works in general. We make decisions based on incomplete information and amidst uncertainty. We can’t see into the future. Most of the time, we just have to go off instinct and best judgement. Our leaders often use “sophisticated models” to try to convince themselves they know precisely what would have happened had they chosen Path B over Path A. But as we know, models are faulty and often wildly inaccurate; anyone remember Al Gore’s “models” predicting mass calamity by 2015 due to Global Warming?

Prevention is a messy business. It really is impossible to know with certainty how many lives you saved by choosing Course A instead of Course B, because Course B never played outAnd then when Course A does play out and there are still some negative consequences, people inevitably take those as the worst case scenario having played out anyway. They only focus on the bad things that did happen because of your decision, instead of comparing them to the even worse things that would have happened had you made a different decision.

What if 9-11 had somehow been foiled or stopped, whether by passengers on the World Trade Center flights retaking the cockpit Flight 93-style, or by the FBI intercepting the hijackers before they got on to the planes? Very few people would actually be aware today how big of a difference those actions made. It would have been a minor news story even at the time, and probably quickly forgotten.

In fact, the Flight 93 situation itself is a perfect example of this: the official story is that the terrorists were intending to fly that plane into the Capitol Building, but instead the passengers stormed the cockpit and wrestled control of the plane away from the terrorists, and flew the plane into the ground, making the ultimate sacrifice to prevent it from being flown into the Capitol. But Flight 93 is an afterthought when people think about 9-11. Most people just think about the image of the planes flying into the World Trade Center. We don’t have an image of a destroyed Capitol Building burned into our minds.

But Flight 93 wouldn’t be an afterthought if it had actually been flown into the Capitol Building as intended.

Similarly, it is impossible to tell how many lives have been saved and will be saved by social distancing and “flatten the curve” measures. We have know way of knowing for sure how many people would’ve died had we chosen to deal with this differently. It’s impossible for us to understand how fortunate we were because we don’t know what we avoided.

We would only know the worst case scenario for this virus if we simply did nothing and allowed it the worst case scenario to actually play out. Then we could look back with the benefit of hindsight and say, “If we had implemented social distancing measures and quarantines, then fewer people would’ve died.”

I still think Trump made the right call in trying to flatten the curve. The worst thing for a President during a crisis is to be perceived as not doing anything. It makes it seem like you’re not in control.

Trump was put in a horrible situation with the media hyping this virus up as the End Of All Things. Had he done nothing and said, “It’s no big deal, just go about your business as usual,” then no matter how many people would have died, he would have taken the blame. Not taking any action at all leaves you open to easy criticism: “Trump did nothing and 100,000 people died! They would still be alive today had Trump taken action!!”

Trump was forced to choose between maintaining the economy and stopping the virus, and he chose to stop the virus. He can always hang his hat on the fact that he did everything he could to save lives, and that it would have been much worse had he not taken the actions he did.

And I think most Americans will more or less support him on that–poll numbers show the public gives him high marks for his handling of this situation.

But still: once the virus peaks and tapers off, and we go back to normal life, we’ll be left with the economic fallout of “social distancing,” and there will be a lot of angry, unemployed people on the other side.

Will the same Americans who currently approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus turn on him when they survey the economic damage “social distancing” inflicted? It’s possible, although that will depend a lot on whether they themselves lost their jobs.

But the thing is, we shouldn’t even be viewing it in these terms.

It’s not Trump’s fault people died. It’s not Trump’s fault people are losing their jobs.

It’s China’s fault.

Trump is doing the best he can to deal with a problem created by China.

China is why millions of people filed for unemployment. China is why 200,000+ people are sick. China is why over 5,000 Americans have died.

Everything bad that happens as a result of this virus is China’s fault.

China created this virus in a lab and it either got out, or it was unleashed.

Certainly the globalist free traders who have run America and Europe for the past several decades deserve a lot of the blame for putting us in a position where a virus in China becomes our problem.

But it’s still ultimately China’s fault.

China did this to us, and they should have to pay for it.

For all the people who lost their jobs, for all the businesses that have and will have to close down. For all the pensions and 401Ks that have been crushed. For all the medical bills and funeral costs.

For everything.

When this is all over, China must be forced to pay reparations to the rest of the world like Germany had to do after World War I.

There must be consequences.

China cannot be allowed to get away with this.

They did this to the world.

If Western world leaders do not come together when this is over and levy punishing, crippling economic fines on China, then it’s over for the West.

If China is allowed to get away with this, then this is their world and we’re just bystanders. They will be the superpower of the world that can do anything and get away with it, no matter how much it harms everyone else.

Do we really want to live in a world where China sits at the top of the heap of world nations?

When this is all over, China must pay the price.

It will be trillions of dollars, and China must pay all of it.

The biggest outrage of this entire coronavirus crisis is that China did this to all of us.

If there is any sort of accountability at all in this world, China must pay a steep price for what is has done to the rest of the world.