Episode 358 – The 5G Dragnet

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Telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology. But the world of 5G is a world where all objects are wired and constantly communicating data to one another. The dark truth is that the development of 5G networks and the various networked products that they will give rise to in the global smart city infrastructure, represent the greatest threat to freedom in the history of humanity.

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STEVE MOLLONKOPF: 5G will upgrade the human experience at home and across industries as we connect virtually everything. By 2020, analysts estimate that there will be more than 20 billion installed IoT devices around the world, generating massive amounts of data. With access to this kind of information, industries of all kinds will be able to reach new levels of efficiency as they add products, services, and capabilities.

SOURCE: CES 2017 Qualcomm Keynote: A Vision for Our 5G Future

As you may have heard by now, telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology. Dubbed “5G,” these networks will make use of millimeter electromagnetic waves, also dubbed Extremely High Frequency, or EHF radiation, to transmit information faster than ever before. 5G networks promise to deliver data 100 times faster than the existing 4G networks and to reduce latency as much as 98%.

The promise of 5G was promoted by Tom Wheeler, then-Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), when he made a presentation on the US government’s vision for the rollout of 5G in America in 2017.

TOM WHEELER: Yes, 5G will connect the internet of everything. If something can be connected, it will be connected in the 5G world. But with the predictions of hundreds of billions of microchips connected in products from pill bottles to plant waterers, you can be sure of only one thing: The biggest Internet of Things application has yet to be imagined. [. . .] Here’s the key: The interconnected world that we live in today is the result of decisions made a decade ago. The interconnected world of the future will be the result of decisions we must make today, and that is why 5G is a national priority.

SOURCE: Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Advocating for 5G Broadband Wireless

But after the initial surge of hype that surrounds any new technology, the dark reality of this new 5G-connected “Internet of Things” is starting to come to light. The most immediately apparent aspect of this dark reality is the danger to human health that the 5G network’s ubiquitous and powerful transmitters present. As an increasing body of research shows, the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation present in current mobile technologies will be amplified by orders of magnitude in the much more powerful (and much denser) Extremely High Frequency radiation network that 5G relies on. As retired US government career scientist Dr. Ronald M. Powell noted in his comment to the FCC on the proposed 5G rollout, this technology must be opposed because:

“It would greatly extend FCC’s current policy of the MANDATORY IRRADIATION OF THE PUBLIC without adequate prior study of the potential health impact and assurance of safety. It would IRRADIATE EVERYONE, including the most vulnerable to harm from radio frequency radiation: pregnant women, unborn children, young children, teenagers, men of reproductive age, the elderly, the disabled, and the chronically ill.”

But another, even more neglected aspect of the 5G dark reality is that in a world where all objects are wired and constantly communicating data to one another through a 5G network—an “Internet of Things” (IoT), in other words—privacy and security would be next to impossible. Even the mainstream is now admitting that the unprecedented amounts of data flowing through the 5G network—from appliance usage to personal communications to transaction information—is a treasure trove that, if it were to fall into the wrong hands, would be a formidable weapon.

JADEN URBI: Huawei wants to become a major player in 5G outside of China. But it’s facing pressure internationally because of cybersecurity concerns dogging the company. The U.S. is urging its allies to block Huawei from 5G projects in their countries.

SOURCE: Why The US Thinks Huawei Is A National Security Threat

ELIZABETH LEE: [Zvi] Marom says China is using mobile technology as a tool for spying, and he’s seen the evidence.

ZVI MAROM: They are actually using it for massive surveillance against their own population. We looked on the Huawei equipment to the level of every single chip there, and what we found is not very pleasant. This is not a commercial company’s stuff. This is a kind of military grade stuff.

SOURCE: Is 5G Chinese Technology a Threat to US National Security?

GLENN BECK: We have China coming in with their 5G network, all of the things that we’re . . . It’s like we’re living in 1956 and they’re not. And they don’t care about rights. They don’t care about people.

SOURCE: 5G and total surveillance – Forget about your privacy

The implication of these mainstream pundits’ pontifications is that 5G only represents a threat in the hands of the Russians or the Chinese or other supposed “enemies of America.” But what about the companies that are manufacturing these products? Why are the Big Tech giants, who have so signally abused the public’s misplaced trust for decades, now to be trusted with creating Big Databases of sensitive personal information on every imaginable aspect of our daily lives? And why are the governments of the US and its allies around the globe—governments that have been caught time and again illegally spying on their own populations and violently suppressing dissent—suddenly to be trusted as stewards of such a system?

The truth is that the development of 5G networks and the various networked products that they will give rise to in the global smart city infrastructure, represent the greatest threat to freedom in the history of humanity.

This is The 5G Dragnet.

You’re tuned in to The Corbett Report.

The vision of the future offered by the proponents of this next-generation cellular technology is one in which every object that you own will be a “smart” object, communicating data about you, your movements and your activities in real time via the ultra-fast 5G network. From the grandiose—self-driving cars and remote surgery—to the mundane—garbage cans that let garbage trucks know when they’re full—everything around us will be constantly broadcasting information through the Internet of Things if the 5G boosters get their way.

But beyond the glossy sci-fi fantasy presented in the slick advertisements for this “smart” world of the future is a creepy and unsettling glimpse into a technological dystopia. One in which “social experiences” are “shared” by strapping VR goggles to your face and interaction with humans is reduced as much as possible in favor of interaction with machines, gadgets and personal assistants that are there to cater to your every whim . . . for a price. And, as some are only now starting to realize, the price that one pays for this world of robotic comfort and convenience is control. Control over our data. Control over our security. And control over our lives.

ABBY LAVIDAO: We just hooked up the Nest maybe a month ago.

JENNA HANCHARD: Abby Lavidao and Conrado Cossalo wanted something to keep their family safe, so they installed “Nest,” a smart home security camera system.

LAVIDAO: What drives me crazy is—so yesterday was the only day I decided to stay home. He’s always here. They never had said anything. Ever.

HANCHARD: Yesterday Abby was alone with her two kids when she started hearing voices coming from their Nest.

LAVIDAO: Then they started cussing and saying “shut the eff up you n-word.”

HANCHARD: At that point, Abby had figured out that someone had hacked into their security systems. She called her partner.

LAVIDAO: Conrado, somebody is in the Nest and is watching us and is talking to us right now.

SOURCE: Nest cam hacked! Family verbally abused through in-home camera

STACEY HIGGINBOTHAM: I think within five years most people will have at least—[interrupted by blender] Jesus!

NEIL KARLINSKY: That is something out of a horror movie right there.

HIGGINBOTHAM: Man, can you imagine if— [laughing]

KARLINSKY: Like, we knew something was going to go on. That scared the tar out of me.

HIGGINBOTHAM: Yeah, that—That was a real jump.

AMIR ETEMADIEH: And we’re going to go ahead and unlock the door. Her back door.

[Door unlocks]


KARLINSKY: I think that was your lock.

HIGGINBOTHAM: That was our lock.

KARLINSKY: Let’s go look. Come on.

KARLINSKY (VOICE-OVER): And that isn’t any laughing matter.

KARLINSKY: See, but that’s the real fear, right? You know, the other stuff is kind of funny, whatever, but I mean, someone can unlock your house . . .

HIGGINBOTHAM: Although, if someone really wants to get into your house, you can pick the lock—

KARLINSKY: Yeah, but isn’t that the modern-day— [door locks] There it goes again. Isn’t that the modern-day lock pick? There’s a guy outside with a laptop who is opening and closing your door lock.

HIGGINBOTHAM: It is. And I don’t like it.

SOURCE: Are Smart Homes the Future of High-Tech Living?

ANDY GREENBERG (VOICE-OVER): After their stunt on the highway, Chris and Charlie still wanted to show me a couple of other tricks. Below a certain speed they can control the Jeep’s steering as long as it’s in reverse, pop its locks, mess with the speedometer, and, of course, disable the brakes.

ANDY GREENBERG (IN CAR): OK, hold on tight. Hold on. Oh sh**.

SOURCE: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on a Highway | WIRED

It isn’t hard to see why these smart technologies, and the 5G network that enables them, are a security concern. And, in that context, it isn’t hard to see why Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE are now being targeted as potential national security threats and barred from developing 5G network infrastructure in country after country. After all, with access to that much data and information—let alone the ability to communicate with, hack into, or disable everything from our “smart” TV to our “smart” door locks to our “smart” car—a potential adversary with control of the 5G network would have nearly limitless power to surveil and control a target population.

But given that these powers—the ability to access our most intimate data and to take control of our homes and personal appliances—are not bugs but features of the 5G-connected Internet of Things, the question is: Why is there such a headlong rush to connect this network? Is demand for smart dishwashers and smart toothbrushes and smart baby monitors really so overwhelming that it requires us to put the security of our homes, our possessions and our families at risk? What is really driving this frenzy for a world where every new object we buy presents another potential vulnerability, another device that can be hacked into to steal our information, to track our location, to record our conversations and to disable our appliances?

One answer to this question lies in the fact that intelligence agencies—whether Chinese or Russian, CIA or MI6, Mossad or CSIS—will make use of the vast amounts of data flowing through these networks to spy on the public. In fact, the members of the so-called “intelligence community” do not even hide this fact; they openly gloat about it.

In 2012, then-CIA Director David Petraeus admitted at a summit hosted by In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, that the CIA was not just able to but actually eager to use these smart devices as a tool for spying:

“‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,” Petraeus was quoted as saying, “particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft. [. . .] Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters – all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing.”

Lest there be any doubt about the intelligence community’s intentions to use these devices to spy on the population, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed this approach in a report to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in 2016:

“Smart” devices incorporated into the electric grid, vehicles—including autonomous vehicles—and household appliances are improving efficiency, energy conservation, and convenience. However, security industry analysts have demonstrated that many of these new systems can threaten data privacy, data integrity, or continuity of services. In the future, intelligence services might use the IoT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials.

Whistleblowers from within the intelligence establishment—whistleblowers like Russ Tice and Bill Binney, who are actively shunned by the same mainstream media that breathlessly reported on Edward Snowden—have already laid out in exhaustive detail how the NSA is collecting all data flowing through the internet as we know it. Every phone call. Every email. Every web search. Every file stored to the cloud. Everything that passes from one computer or phone to another is being stored, catalogued, data-based and data-mined to construct detailed profiles of ordinary citizens.

But now the 5G network is promising to deliver us not an internet of phones and computers but an internet of things, from cars and watches to fridges and hats to milk jugs and floor tiles. When every manufactured object is broadcasting information about you and your activities to the world at large by default, and when it is discovered that opting out of this surveillance grid is not an option, the true nature of this 5G panopticon will finally begin to dawn on the public. But by that point it will already be too late.

NARRATOR: Cities use data every day, everything from showing you when your next train will arrive to measuring the air quality in different neighborhoods. Typically all this information is spread out across a ton of different agencies and companies in a bunch of different file formats and spreadsheets. But at Quayside we have the chance to start from scratch and build a single unified digital platform that’s transparent, open, and accessible for everyone working to make our cities better.

SOURCE: Meet Sidewalk Toronto: Kristina and Craig Talk Open Urban Data

TINA YAZDANI: The leaders behind Toronto’s first data-driven smart city are under fire tonight after yet another resignation. This time, a member of Waterfront Toronto’s digital advisory panel quit and wrote a strongly worded letter on her way out, sharing her deep concerns about privacy and data control.

SOURCE: Sidewalk Labs advisory panel member resigns, highlights privacy concerns

STEVE PAIKIN: I want to get some feedback now from the former information and privacy commissioner from the province of Ontario, who, when you were here discussing this very topic, you were kind of bullish about it. And then I just couldn’t happen but help notice that you’ve resigned from your involvement in all this. What happened?

ANA CAVOUKIAN: And I didn’t. . . I didn’t do it lightly. I wanted to draw attention to the fact that we had to make sure that all the personal data that was being collected automatically by the sensors and other technologies were de-identified at source—anonymized at source—

PAIKIN: “De-identified” meaning . . .?

CAVOUKIAN: Meaning no personal identifiers. You wouldn’t know it’s Ana Cavoukian walking, or you [walking], or this is my car, or anything. And the reason that was critical is unlike most uses of what I call operational data, where the individual—the data subject—can exercise some control over the use—the operation of that data. They can consent to it, they can revoke consent, they can choose not to consent. They have some sense of control with the data. Here you have no control. It’s all being collected automatically with the emerging technology sensors all picking up data.

SOURCE: A Year of Planning Quayside

But it is not just the intelligence agencies or the Big Tech conglomerates who are set to profit from the creation of this newer, stickier world wide web. In fact, the 5G-enabled Internet of Things is a necessary part of the creation of the system of total control—physical, financial and political—that the technocrats have been lusting over for a century now.

As viewers of Why Big Oil Conquered The World will know by now, the technocrats are adherents of an ideology dubbed “technocracy,” which holds that all modern-day problems—be they social, economic or political—can be solved by the scientific engineering of society. In the technocrats’ vision, teams of engineers, scientists, economists and other specialists—if given access to enough data about the world around them—could scientifically balance production and consumption such that inflation, recession, geopolitical conflict and other sources of strife will be eliminated forever.

As the co-founder of Technocracy, Inc., M. King Hubbert, laid out in the group’s founding document, the “Technocracy Study Course,” the amount of data needed to bring this techno-utopian vision to reality is truly mind-boggling.

In the Technocracy Study Course, Hubbert, like a good technocrat, laid out the exact conditions that would need to be met for this vision to come to pass. According to him, technocracy would require:

  • all energy usage and all consumer spending throughout the nation to be calculated and registered on a continuous and instantaneous basis;
  • a 24/7 inventory of all production and consumption;
  • a complete registry of all products available for sale, where they were produced, how much energy was expended in their production, and where and when they were sold;
  • and, finally, a “specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.

Hubbert’s vision was not just that of a totalitarian society in which every detail of every interaction was recorded and reported to a central authority, but, for the 1930s, the concept of continuously and instantaneously updated registries of every good in the economy was not just audacious, but borderline insane.

SOURCE: Why Big Oil Conquered The World

As unimaginable as a real-time database keeping track of every transaction and every manufactured product in the economy was in the 1930s, that is exactly the world we are looking at as smart meters collect information on smart appliances connected to other smart objects through the Internet of Things. And, crucially, the sheer amount of data being generated in this smart grid and the constant, real-time communication required to keep the system functioning would be impossible without the 5G network.

5G is not just a neutral mobile network. It is the backbone for a system of total surveillance, which has been written about and worked toward for the better part of a century. The world of the technocrats—the world of the smart grid and the world of constant, real-time surveillance of everything—would not be possible without the 5G network that is being installed right now.

And, as Josh Del Sol—of the Take Back Your Power movement that is organizing resistance to smart meters, 5G networks and other harmful technologies—explains, the world of the technocrats is a world where privacy is a thing of the past.

JOSH DEL SOL: With the smart meters, they’ll be able to tell exactly what’s going on in your home down to the micro-second based upon 24/7 communication with all of your appliances. Which will also in the future, if this goes through fully and if there’s not a public backlash, all of your appliances will need to have a wireless transmitter on them and they’ll need to certified under some “smart program.”

So this means not only—just stepping aside for one moment from the health issue—this means that not only is your smart meter emitting on average 13,000 microwave pulses per day but every one of your appliances is going to be doing the same thing because it will be needed to be communicating with the smart meter itself. So that is a serious concern and we’ll get into that a little bit later. But as far as the privacy issue, just diving right in, the current CIA Director, David Petraeus, was quoted as saying, “We’re gonna use smart-appliances to spy on you,” and it’s very much just putting it out there. It’s kind of like, it’s getting to a point now, James—and I’m sure you’re seeing this—it’s, like, they’re just getting more and more in your face. And it’s kind of like this collective force of the controllers and they’re kind of saying, “This is what we’re gonna do and what are you gonna do about it?” So they’re almost challenging us in a schoolhouse bully sort of way: “What are you going to do about it?”

SOURCE: Corbett Report Radio 230 – Take Back Your Power with Josh Del Sol

It should be clear by this point that the vision of the technocrats is in fact a nightmare for free humanity. It must be resisted every step of the way, and the battle over the 5G network rollout will be the front lines of this battle in the next few years.

Thankfully, resistance is forming as the public is increasingly becoming aware of the health risks of 5G.

Over 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries have submitted a formal appeal to the European Union warning of the potential serious health risks of 5G.

City officials in Portland, Oregon, are suing the federal government to stop 5G transmitters from being installed on city property, with councilors considering “asking the federal government to study the health impacts of 5G on humans and make that information publicly available.”

This past March, Florence City Council invoked the precautionary principle when passing a motion that halts permission for 5G installation until a proper demonstration of the technology’s safety.

The Russian Defense Ministry has refused to transfer frequencies for 5G operation, effectively delaying 5G rollout in the country for years.

Plans to deploy a 5G network in Brussels were halted earlier this year because, according to environment minister Céline Fremault, “The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit.”

It is heartening to see that the health effect of the Extremely High Frequency radiation emitted by 5G transmitters is finally starting to break through to the public consciousness. But if we concentrate solely on the health effects of 5G, we risk falling into a trap. If the only danger of 5G were the danger to our health, then, if the safety of the technology could be demonstrated to the public or an equivalent, less harmful technology could be deployed, then there would be no more reason to resist.

To concentrate solely on the health effects of 5G is to miss the broader picture of total surveillance in the technocratic dystopia that this technology enables. In this picture, the 5G network is a platform for a system in which every action, every transaction, every interaction that we have in our daily life is monitored, data-based and analyzed in real time.

The 5G Dragnet is cinching like a noose around our necks. But will the public become informed of the dangers of this technology in time to stop the technocrats’ vision from becoming our nightmare?

DONALD TRUMP: Secure 5G networks will absolutely be a vital link to America’s prosperity and national security in the 21st century. 5G will be as much as 100 times faster than the current 4G cellular networks. It will transform the way our citizens work, learn, communicate, and travel. It will make American farms more productive, American manufacturing more competitive, and American health care better and more accessible. Basically, it covers almost everything, when you get right down to it. Pretty amazing.

And just as 4G networks paved the way for smartphones and all of the exciting breakthroughs they made possible—so many things—this will be more secure and resilient. 5G networks will also create astonishing and really thrilling new opportunities for our people, opportunities that we’ve never even thought we had a possibility of looking at.

We cannot allow any other country to out-compete the United States in this powerful industry of the future. We are leading by so much in so many different industries of that type, and we just can’t let that happen.

The race to 5g is a race America must win, and it’s a race, frankly, that our great companies are now involved in. We’ve given them the incentive they need. It’s a race that we will win.

SOURCE: President Trump: 5G is a race we will win


  1. dan dicks is exploiting this as fast as you can read. don’t forget to support him as he needs you now more than ever ’cause understanding a voluntary life is beyond hims understanding. hims side kick needing authoritarianism to help! describing fringe concepts like ‘free’. hahahahahahahahahaha peace and love

  2. Unfortunately at the 5G level its going to big corporations that license the band and we wont be able to use it unless we pay them a subscription fee and can be kicked off any time just because we broke one of their unwritten rules – Youtube style!

    However at the IoT (Internet of Things) level yes, there will be opportunities for people to create their own de-centralised internet. Most IoT devices will not connect to the internet directly or communicate using 5G, instead they connect indirectly via gateway devices.

    We can already set up our own gateways and they don’t need to be connected to the “cloud” if don’t want them to.

    Lora Gateway devices like this for example…


    And there are a few projects out there that can use the free bandspace


  3. I joined a local Stop 5G group, and a lady in the group has made this “click to call petition” against 5G. Please consider using it if you are in the US.


    The first step will be to sign the petition, give name and address, then it continues on with the calling all one’s representatives – all the way up to the white house. There are talking points along the way so people will know what to say.

  4. Correction to your second line….

    “…political control that 5g will hand over to the deep state.”

    Not “would”, but “will”.

    Let’s be certain, eh?

    When this bs rolls out big time, I might just press the pause button. You know what I mean?

    • Opposing the advent of 5g technology is an uphill battle. If it were possible, it might be easier to beat the system from within. All government agencies go with the flow, including the FCC. I’d like to use the verb “infiltrate” if it didn’t sound so seditious!

      But, anyway, unfortunately, at the moment, the juggernaut of investment into the implementation of 5g and the myriad technologies related to it as well as dependent upon it, is beyond the pale. We’re talking about an entire infrastructure that’s already been cooked up – no pun intended.

      Short of demonstrating convincing, peer reviewed evidence showing deleterious effects upon human beings caused directly by 5g technology, it’s going to be tough to sway heavily lobbied officialdom to do anything other than accept and permit this behemoth permutation to move forward……

      After all, presently, the government has no qualms subjecting airline passengers to millimeter wave technology prior to said passengers boarding flights.

      However, it is interesting to note that passengers do have the option to “opt out” of being scanned and thus “opt out” of being radiated. There must be, then, some sort of legal argument affording such a right to do so, that is, to “opt out”.

      Of course, there is no getting around the fact that there would be no recourse to “opt out” of being subjected to millimeter waves if such waves were being emitted from every other lamp post and street corner. A sickening and grave conundrum to even contemplate.

      The fact that 5g, by its very nature, will impinge on our established right not to be subjected to millimeter waves, may be a very good – and possibly the best – argument to pursue legally.

      • The links you provided offer a plethora of information about an anti-5g movement I didn’t even know about.

        Thank you. I plan to delve into it.

        The idea of an urban environment saturated with high wattage, directed high radio frequency waves as a clear negative is straight forward enough. What I find curious is the idea of individuals feeling themselves to be singled out and directly “targeted” with electromagnetic weaponry.

        45 years ago this may have been the stuff of schizophrenic, psychotic imagination, complete with secret, deep state, microchip brain implants, induced thoughts and psychic harassment, etc.

        These days, not so much.

        Back then, what may have seemed like science fiction to most, and perhaps plausible to others, and certainly believed (and experienced) by some, is no longer in the range of “science fiction”.

        It is no longer a stretch of the imagination that what had seemed in the past to be far fetched and absurd, is probably now quite doable.

        In all likelihood, it’s not the citizens at large claiming to be targeted who are mad, it’s the scientists working on developing these weapon systems and those implementing it, who are, indeed, first among the insane.

  5. Another great Video James, thank you.

    A few random thoughts:

    You can choose to have WIFI enabled in your house or not. You can always connect your computer via Ethernet cable if you wish to do so. Until now this would mean no WIFI, no “smart”-functionality in your now “dumb” devices.
    But you cannot disable 4G or 5G since it is out of your control. In the not so distant future everything you buy connects to the 5G network automatically because it is preconfigured to do so. If you try to disable/destroy the chip that connects to the 5G network your appliance won’t work (if applicable) and of course you have violated your warranty at best or you broke the law at worst. And yes it will know who owns it, at least on a statistical level, because a GPS reciever will always ensure the device knows where it is located.
    Example: Most modern cars (not only Tesla) have 4G sim cards preinstalled.

    It is not that the three letter agencies are worried Huawei 5G technology will spy on us they are worried they won’t have the capability to spy on us easily if Huawei technology is used.

    • The car would be a problem, but I think the best solution for the others would be to make a list of appliances you really need and learn how to either build them yourself or stock pile replacements and spare parts for the dumb appliances you all ready have.

      For me it would be :-

      POWER SOURCE – Ideally would like to replace mains with off grid solar (Dumb solar panels, dumb battery, dumb regulator/inverter, dumb switches, dumb fuses and dumb wires to connect the whole dumb system together)

      LIGHTING – Can still buy dumb incandescent lamps, florescent tubes and dumb LEDs (there are dumb controllers available to control them), get enough spares to last you a lifetime.

      REFRIGERATOR – Get the mechanical components of an old fridge serviced and done up. The electrical parts needed for a fridge are pretty simple. If your fridge fails to send an order through to restock itself via Amazon drone – just starve to death!

      HEATING – Dumb electrons passing through a dumb piece of wire makes heat or find some other source (You could get the Amazon drone to deliver you some copies of the 9/11 Commission report and burn them in a fireplace for warmth)

      WASHING MACHINE – Pretty much like the fridge, old ones can be serviced by yourself, just need to know a lot of swear words.

      TELEVISION – Took it to the tip – didn’t give me any grief after that!

      CLOCK – Still plenty of dumb ones available without having to resort to a sun dial.

      MOBILE PHONE – Yeah, still have the slave tracking device – pretty much because of the Job, plan on getting rid of both one day!

      CB/HAM RADIO – Add a battery and some wire and you are on the air! (But only when YOU press the button)

      CAMERA – Don’t really need it, but it is nice to have one that is not part phone and I can transfer the images using a card or cable.

      LAPTOP/DESKTOP COMPUTER – Strictly I don’t need these, but it is my hobby and I can emulate pretty much any other shepple gadget with it while still having more control.

      RASPBERRY PI / ARDUINO – can use these to add “smartness” to any of the above appliances if I choose to – or choose not to!

      • Stronghorse,

        It’s reassuring to hear that there are still people around like yourself that are preparing for and resisting the changes that are coming.

  6. Food for thought…

    Never mind 5G, I can already feel 2G, 3G and 4G signals!
    I have my phone set up for 2G (it’s almost always in airplane mode) and towers in my area work very well thank you communicating in the old-fashioned 2G mode.

    I’ll be visiting local municipal councils soon, making preemptive strikes to shoot down any 5G ambitions.

    I can foresee a lucrative future for entrepreneurs wishing to cash in on the 5G nightmare.
    It will start with ‘5G-FREE communities’, then enlarge to ‘5G-FREE towns’ and cities.

  7. James Corbett gave subscribers a “sneak peak” of this video around May 26, 2019

    I was hooked in late May after reading Corbett’s subscriber article of 5/26: “The 5G Surveillance Grid: What You Need to Know”.
    “by James Corbett
    May 25, 2019
    The following is an excerpt from a video presentation that James will deliver to the Red Pill Expo in Hartford, CT. The Red Pill Expo runs June 7—9, 2019, and more information can be found at RedPillExpo.org….”

    I couldn’t wait to get “the rest of the story” (as famous radioman Paul Harvey used to say).

    I had been waiting for this video!
    I am definitely not disappointed.
    And the graphics are fantastic! They impact the message.

  8. Around June 19, 2019
    NEWS – 9/11 Truth “Old School Style” and out of the Surveillance Grid

    Face to face interaction. Physical objects. Garage Sales. Old stuff.
    Good used stuff.
    I like old school. I even wrote a long letter to my granddaughter this morning…you know…those things that require a stamp and a mailbox.

    Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

    I want to plug 911blogger and its donation drive.
    I know that some folks have butt heads at times with the moderation team. I certainly have.

    Regardless, 911blogger is still around thanks to a handful of folks keeping it alive.
    Its archives contain a wealth of information about 9/11.

    It goes back to the days of “the wild west” of 9/11 truth.
    The days of “Reprehensor” …or if you have ever read “Washington’s Blog”… …information about 9/11 as it came on the scene. You see James Corbett mentioned back in those early days.

    The timeline and comments and “open source entries” are priceless. They capture the emotional energy of new information as it comes to light.

    Anyone can sign in to 911blogger.
    Anyone can make a blog entry (but read the rules and do your homework first.)
    There is no fee. It is free open source.

    Anyway, I want to plug “911BLOGGER NEEDS DONATIONS”.

  9. Saturday June 22, 2019
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and “SamKnows, Inc.” – Measuring Broadband America

    “Frontier Communications” bought out Verizon’s landline Fiberoptic Internet Provider business about a year ago or so.
    Different cities in Texas often have a limited choice of landline internet providers. In my particular municipality, the choice for high speed internet is between Frontier and Spectrum (part of Charter Communications.)

    On June 22, I received an email from Frontier…
    …We’re working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and SamKnows to optimize your connection performance and improve your online experience to establish a standard broadband performance test. We need your help to make the test as comprehensive and accurate as possible…

    …The FCC is looking for volunteers to help in the project. If you’re interested in participating, please visit the FCC sign-up page here. If selected, you will be sent a new TP-Link router enabled with the SamKnows performance measurement software….

    Here is the FCC sign-up page to get your very own “Whitebox”.
    (“You can trust us. We’re the government and their contractors.” –Okay, okay, I added that line)

    Coincidently, on June 20th, I spent about 2 hours, both on the phone and then online chat with customer service at Frontier.
    I was raising a storm about their online deceptive “advertised offers for inexpensive internet”, and going up the ranks talking to customer service supervisors.

    I pay $72 a month for 75/75 mbps. Been paying that for years. The ad says, get 50/50 for $29.99, get 200/200 for $39.99.
    However, when you contact Frontier, the customer is told “Those offers are only for new customers”, even though the ads say nothing about that limitation.

    So… I raised a big stink. I told ’em that I am doing screenshots and will run a YouTube and Social Media campaign exposing the Executive Corrupt Corporate advertising deceptions.

    Actually, the customer service representatives, including the supervisor, were on my side and rooting for someone to expose the scam.
    I was careful not to vent my anger at customer, but rather I targeted the corrupt, ruthless, Executive Corporate white shirts who prey on the little guy. The customer service team loved me, while ‘trying to toe the company patter’.

    I went through this before. I know the scam… Frontier’s competition (Spectrum) pulls the same type of deception. They run a deceptive teaser ad, but rake you over the coals after you take the bait.

    • Derrick has been feeling rather low lately, I think he was riddled with doubt regarding the efficiency of his methods mixed in with some fatigue, but now I can bet my posterior his batteries are fully primed, ready to last him for the long stretch ahead.

      To get through to these people really has some value. The way the mayor ran away reminded me of when Cal Washington recounted his experiences with the judge fleeing the courtroom.

      • mkey, Thanks for the “fill-in”. It can be tough sometimes holding the front lines, and trying to unite folks.
        Like you pointed out, this is a real win in my book.

    • Houston City Council Members Don’t Want To Hear Your Concerns

      Broze got stonewalled on the Houston council. The mayor seems to have prepared this time instead of running out and had some backup. The rest of the gang took a chill pill. Democracy at work, people.

      • Today someone canvassing for one of the Houston mayoral candidates stopped by my house. We talked about 5G; he’d never heard of it (despite the prominent “5G” painted on the new Verizon trucks all over town).

        The canvasser told me I could call this mayoral candidate’s online talk show tonight and ask the candidate why he, like the current mayor, favors 5G (as I had learned from one of Derrick’s videos).

        So that’s just what I did. Three times, at breaks, I heard my name mentioned as one of the first four callers in line. As I sat there waiting to be invited to speak, I was preparing in my mind the pep talk I would give the candidate on how he could seriously differentiate himself from the incumbent by doing his research on 5G.

        (Note #1: Mayor Sylvester Turner is so cozy with Verizon that the company gave him some spiffy award for making Houston one of the first US cities to roll out 5G.)

        I also planned to let the candidate know that he could become a hero in his city–maybe even throughout the entire country–for DARING to stand up in public and openly fight 5G. (Note #2: The candidate is a self-made millionaire–an entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist, according to his promos. He’s not accepting campaign contributions and he says he won’t accept a penny as mayor should he be elected to the post.)

        . . . And then I was jolted out of my fantasy when my name (and the issue I had told the host I wanted to discuss) was s k i p p e d r i g h t o v e r and the candidate moved on to someone who called in after me and whose subject matter he knew would pose him no threat.

        This is how the truth gets suppressed. It’s how my fellow Houstonians were prevented from learning about the Corbett Report “5G Dragnet” episode and about the week-long online 5G Crisis Summit, both of which I was going to share with the candidate.

        And so the listeners will vote for their guy, never realizing that he did not want his neighbors, whom he claims to care about, to learn of the health dangers and privacy and security concerns built into 5G.

        • You should have lied to the canvasser. Truth bombs cause most damage when dropped unexpectedly.

          Not that it would be easy to lie to these people, I’d say they are quite proficient at sniffing out free thinking individuals.

          • Hi mkey,

            The vibe I got from the canvasser who rang my doorbell was that he’s an honest guy who wanted to find out about 5G — and may decide to do his own research. He did mention that 5G sounds like a subject the candidate hasn’t taken a position on; I assured him that he HAS (though it’s obviously, purposely, a low-key position).

            Perhaps you mean I should have lied to the show’s call-taker — the guy who asked me for my name, part of town, and topic I wanted to discuss. Yes, I was briefly tempted to make up another topic as a way to get on air and then slip in a question about 5G as if it were an afterthought. But that felt like a false motive. To my mind, false motives are the same as lies, and they don’t mix with truth.

            I learned what I needed to know: The candidate’s canvasser and call-taker are both honest fellows who are ignorant of 5G. The candidate is not.

            • I assumed the canvasser was the one who got you to participate in the show, I’m not familiar with that term.

              I’m not sure what kind of operation they have there, but I wouldn’t consider the call taker an honest person to the extent that if they get a vibe from you that tells them to not let you through, they won’t let you through.

              Would you consider a MSM talking head an honest person when they “lose the connection” on someone who’s about to drop a truth bomb during live programming? Admitedly, the person who’s talking to the guy is not the same person that cut the connection, but they played their part in the charade.

              Good for you to refrain from lying. But I wouldn’t say that in such scenario you’d have a flase motive. Your motive would be right and just, all you would be doing is adapting your language to make the cut. I wouldn’t even say this is one of those “ends justify the means” situations. It’s a grand strategy game in which we all play our roles.

              • Mkey, choices!.you raise a pickle here, some find it impossible to support known lies and will not compromise , integrity, virtue or principle to reach a goal. Lies are contamination and to use such in decontaminating object goals spoils the finished product. Error is another English word for lies. So to pursue the logic you propose could contain an error if a lie is introduced anywhere along the way.
                What is the role of a Paladin? To slay any evil dragon by deceit and cunning? What’s the moral to that fable? In your defense life is no fable, we have to create the world we live in eh! We make voluntary choices and god help us survive those choices.

              • Mkey, I understand your point about my motive in spreading the word being a right and just one, but here’s how I meant “false motive”: I would be telling them I was motivated to talk about one thing, knowing in my heart that I was really motivated to talk about another subject.

                As for the call-taker’s honesty or lack thereof: He didn’t cut me off. He simply presented my info to the candidate (and a jokster of a sidekick). They looked only at my name and location on first read. Then, as my call got to the top of the pile, they looked more closely and saw my subject. Horrors! That’s when they must’ve told the call-taker to patch in the caller after me (and skip me).

                Perhaps both the canvasser (who said he’d be listening for my call) and the call-taker noticed that the mayoral candidate they’re so gung ho about AVOIDED TALKING ABOUT 5G.

                If so, then I hope they’re both having second thoughts. As time goes on, they’ll each encounter the sensitive subject again and again and again. At some point, they may each decide to dig on their own and find out the truth about 5G.

                The light WILL dawn on them when they’re good ‘n’ ready to see it!

              • mkey-

                Can•vass•er. noun
                One who has a sexual fetish for canvas.

                Some furries are also canvassers, but that is beside the point and getting a bit off-topic.

                I share CQ’s aversion to dishonesty. And I lose all respect for someone if I catch them in a lie. That being said, when you are up against an amoral, dishonest machine, what do you do?
                Herr Machiavelli would tell you, if you have an objective and want to achieve it, these are the things to do, the things that work. Morality is not relevant, only results are. Taking on the establishment is asymmetrical, guerilla warfare. You have to be creative. And maybe dishonest. In which case the ends do justify the means.
                It’s a tough call. Personal integrity versus the stakes we are faced with. What’s the right thing to do? That’s an individual choice. Not an easy one.

        • CQ,
          Thanks for the ANECDOTE!
          …and for trying to take action.

          It helps in providing us all with insight on how to approach people and issues.

          • That’s a high compliment coming from TCR’s king of anecdotes, HRS. I figure “tries” are never in vain. Eventually, truth finds a crack in the fragile lies, seeps through it, and creeps into the public consciousness, doesn’t it.

        • Once again, CQ, I am thoroughly impressed by your stellar attempts to speak out. The city of Houston was cheated. I’m just a few hours northwest of you, btw, north of San Antonio. Delighted to know you’re a fellow Texan.

          Do you get the Joe Paggs show in your area? He’s our local radio talk show host broadcast nationwide. He thrives on debate, no doubt boosting his ratings, often insufferable for his rude interruptions as he attempts to drown out opposing arguments, but still, people do listen. Maybe wait for Open Line Friday! You certainly have what it takes!

          • Howdy, pearl! Nice to know that you and HRS and I have three major Texas cities “covered” for The Corbett Report.

            Thanks for the suggestion: I did a search and found Joe Pags on the other conservative radio talk show, KPRC. (Last night’s show was on KSEV.)

            Since I was focused on reaching the popular mayoral candidate and his followers, I’m not sure, quite frankly, that I could stomach listening to more right-wingers yukking it up among themselves. Last night it felt like I was returning to one of my old stomping grounds, and I realized how far I’d moved mentally — thanks in large part to James Corbett — from that worthless left-right divide. (I’ve been on both sides, by the way, not just the right.)

            HRS, you’d be the perfect person to call Joe Pags! Sorry, I’m not cut out for that kind of blanket-the-airwaves activism. One-on-one conversations are what I do best.

            Wishing all TCR members lived in Houston this month just so they could go to the polls (even if they usually don’t step near a voting booth) to pull the lever for Derrick Broze for mayor!

            • “Last night it felt like I was returning to one of my old stomping grounds, and I realized how far I’d moved mentally — thanks in large part to James Corbett — from that worthless left-right divide.”

              I know that feeling well. I, too, haven’t turned on talk radio in about a year; before that I scrapped watching the news channels. A few months ago, out of morbid curiosity, I checked out Hannity on FOX news and was shocked how fat and old he’s gotten! And the commercial line-up, geez, nothing’s changed! It feels good to be rid of all that divisive noise. About twice a month, I drive approximately 2 hours one-way to visit my mom and trying to find something on the radio is a tiresome exercise (sometimes the TED Talk Compilation Hour is interesting… especially when they’re trying to convince me how great and responsible it is to eat bugs). I don’t have an ipod or satellite radio, so borrowed audio books from the library are a lifesaver for times such as these.

              • Guess what, pearl! You can go to https://librivox.org and search for free public domain books that have been read/recorded by volunteers and download them to your iPod.

                Having discovered this site a few months ago, I feel like I’m back in my college English lit classes enjoying classics I thought I’d never have time to read again: Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Laurence Sterne, Daniel Defoe, William Thackeray.

                You’ll often find more than one version of the same book, each one read by a different volunteer (or a collaboration of volunteers), so you get to choose which version (voices) you like best. Let me know if you try it and like it!

                (By the way, the biting social commentary in these novels makes more sense to me, and is much more real to me, now that I know a little about the “elite” eugenicists of every era.)

              • That looks like a fantastic resource, thanks. I suck at multitasking, though, as my mind has the tendency to either zoom in on a specific task or completely space out.

                Pearl, if you don’t have it, you can cheaply get an mp3 player for your car. I don’t even have a radio in mine, what the hell would I need it for.

              • Love Librivox! Been a listener for years! I’ve downloaded numerous audio books (John Galsworthy, Anthony Trollope, Leo Tolstoy, Wilke Collins, Jane Austen, Edith Wharton etc) to my ipad (don’t have an ipod) but unfortunately, it doesn’t travel well: even on the highest setting the sound is confined to the device’s tiny audio speaker against the white noise of the asphalt beneath me making for a losing listening battle. Obviously, it’s not linked to my car’s sound system and I haven’t a clue how to go about setting up a better system. Until then, Jack Reacher will have to do 🙂 .

                P.S. Just now read your suggestion, mkey. Appreciate it, but how to affordably get the ipad’s sound through my speakers? That’s where I am right now.

              • Pearl, does your car stereo have FM radio? If yes, you can get something like this:


                This is a car MP3 player FM transmitter which you can pick up with your car FM radio and thus feed in into the car sound system. It’s plugged in into the car’s cigarette lighter, that’s the only bit that may be a bit iffy to match, depending on your car model.

                You’d also need an USB flash drive or a memory card with such a device. Maybe you could connect to it over bluetooth as well.

              • By jove, mkey, I believe you’ve nailed it! That is so good to know, and only $11?! Too easy! Thank you!

              • When I got home, pearl, I searched “iPad” and discovered that it no longer comes with a jack for earphones. Too bad. Then I returned to your 9:58 AM comment, only to find that mkey has answered your technical dilemma. Yay, mkey! Proof that this comment section is like a neighborhood porch, where we hang out and learn from one another. So much for the topic we started talking about: 5G. We’ve tossed it in the trash, figuratively and I hope one day literally.

                pearl, thanks for reminding me to search for Trollope, Tolstoy, and Wharton on Librivox. Never heard of Wilke Collins. Wiki says his book “The Moonstone” was the first modern English detective novel. That’ll be a good audio-read, for sure.

              • Mine was one of the last models to have the jack but it doesn’t do jack. Within months, it wouldn’t transfer sound to my headphones (there’s nothing wrong with the headphones, I use them everyday at my PC). But I can’t wait to try mkey’s adapter route! I’ll be able to catch up on years worth of Corbett and other audio downloads!

                My first Collins book was “Woman in White”, which he wrote in first person of various characters. Such a fresh take! He did the same in “Moonstone” which I started reading several years ago, but set down for who knows why and never got back to (rare for me, but there it is). With “Woman in White” I alternated reading/listening via Librivox’s audio which had a fantastic reader named David Barnes performing one of the perfectly wretched and detestable characters. Truly, he should’ve gotten an award for that; he was brilliant. Looking up Mr. Barnes’ other readings (he’s done quite a lot), I just discovered he recorded fourteen stories from Aesop’s Fables, Volume 11. How ’bout that! Sure to be a treat.

              • Ya know what, pearl, am gonna feel guilty if I direct one more comment specifically to you about our shared love of British novels, a subject that might be boring everyone else to tears. Please feel free to email me if you’d like to continue the conversation. (One of TCR regulars and I became email-and-phone friends and discovered we had some important things in common that we never would’ve known had we not begun communicating one-on-one. 🙂 )

              • Aw, c’mon, CQ! Live dangerously! Talk Bronte like nobody’s watching! 😉

              • dear pearl, your tactic of clever P_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (an Austen title) might work on me were I a resident of _ _ _ _ _ _ Fair (think Thackeray) or if I didn’t have so much ‘umbleness (like a certain Dickens character). Alas, I choose to remain as obscure as _ _ _ _ (a Hardy protagonist). But please don’t confuse my reticence with _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Austen again). In short, it would be best if you have no Great _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Charles again) that I will change my mind! Yours truly, CQ 🙂

              • Bravo!!

            • CQ,
              Over the years, we sure have noticed that…
              there are a lot of Corbett Report members from Texas.…so many in fact, I lose track.

              • I wonder WHY there are so many of us, HRS. I mean, we live in such a TINY state! 🙂

  10. Dear James
    I’ve noticed that you have a smartphone, so it seems as though you haven’t been able to resist.

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