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Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

Join us on Friday January 21st, starting at 7 o'clock at the Felton Community Hall, for a showing of the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? A benefit to create an independent community radio station in the San Lorenzo Valley.
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Join us on Friday January 21st, starting at 7 o'clock at the Felton Community Hall, for a showing of the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? A benefit to create an independent community radio station in the San Lorenzo Valley. An interesting and inspiring evening of film, music, speakers, food, and community.

It is also a chance for Felton residents and others in the San Lorenzo Valley to get involved in independent media and support their own community radio station. With the ongoing water ownership struggle, we are ready for more local independent voices in our community.

We'll be joined by Felton FLOW, Free Radio Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz Indymedia Project to talk about the desperate need for independent media. The event is sponsored by Felton Community Hall (www.feltonhall.com) and Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In (www.thespoon.com/drivein).

We'll have live music by local old-timey musicians, several short films, and our feature film, O Brother, Where Are Thou? We'll have cookies, drinks, beer and wine, and delicious popcorn.

Donations of $5 will be accepted at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds and no generous donations refused.

To get there: From Santa Cruz: Go up Graham Hill, Left at Hwy 9, Felton Community Hall is on your right at 6191 Highway 9, Felton.

Background on Low-Power FM Radio

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Until 1982, there were low-power (under 100 Watts) unlicensed FM stations in communities all over the country. At that time, Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1982 making unlicensed low-power FM stations illegal. The FCC turned over our airwaves mostly to corporations who could afford the millions of dollars that these increasingly expensive FM stations fetched. Thousands of locally-run, low-power independent community radio stations went dark in 1982.

With media consolidation one company now can own dozens of radio and TV stations in one area, virtually controlling the news and information for whole communities. ClearChannel and Viacom are two examples. In the last month, for instance, FoxNews contracted to provide all of the news heard on the 1500 radio stations owned by ClearChannel nationwide. Naturally, one company owning all of the media reduces the diversity of voices heard in local communities and seriously threatens the idea of a free press.

Strictly speaking, an unlicensed station is not currently legal. However, through this simple civil disobedience, FRAM is working to change the law that turns over control of our airwaves to largely corporate interests.

About the Felton Radio Access Movement

FRAM is an autonomous collection of Felton residents who want more local access to independent alternative media. Following in the footsteps of the Santa Cruz Radio Access Movement (SCRAM) who returned Free Radio Santa Cruz to the airwaves after their shutdown by the FCC, we will be creating a local Felton Free Radio node to give voice to our local issues and struggles.
 
 


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Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

So like who are you and what exactly is the plan?
 

Who are you?

Please refer to "About the Felton Radio Access Movement"

For more informations, you can drop us a line at the email above.
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

If you'd like to volunteer to support the benefit, either ahead of time or at the event, drop us a line.
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

Please stick with webcasting and do no not pollute our air and sky with more radio waves! Please research the subject of electromagnetic radiation and educate yourself on the dramatic increase in cancer and birth defects from exposure to radio waves. I have fought them destroying our beautiful community with Cell Towers and Microwave Towers and I do not want to live under a Radio Tower.

We need Free Speech Yes! But do we need even more radiation? The Web is Green but another power-sucking radiation-spewing Tower is not!!!!
www.metatech.org/danger_of_cell_phone_tower.html

THE TRUTH ABOUT CELL AND RADIO TOWERS
Cell Towers are popping up in everyone's backyard these days. Although most of us fail to realize the dangers involved in having these monsters looming over our neighborhoods or even strategically placed atop our schools or churches. Not only are we are dealing with the issue of greed, due mostly in part on the high demand for wireless communication, but also something more sinister. As long as the demand for wireless service continues, so will the need for cell towers be. Do we need to sacrifice our health for the convenience of "wireless freedom"?
You have rights concerning the placement (Sitting) of these towers surrounding our homes, that most Americans are unaware of! Get to know what these towers look like, chances are you won't have to look far to find one. And don't let that funny looking tree fool you, its actually a poorly disguised cell tower. Lets think about it, if these carriers say there is no danger from these towers, then why would they assemble a 180' foot tower in less than 2 hours? The way we see it the "get in - get out" method limits exposure to the public eye thus creating less publicity for these unsightly and dangerous menaces surrounding us.

Time and time again the stories unfold with the same dire circumstances, someone is diagnosed with leukemia, and someone is left pondering the idea as to whether there are any other people in the area diagnosed with the same condition. And with a little investigation, they discover multiple cases of leukemia and cancer in the surrounding area. And all within a mile of one of these cellular towers or a power substation. Coincidence?, I don't think so. Learn the dangers of cellular towers and what you can do to prevent them from becoming a part of your backyard and affecting your way of life!


Apart from the negative health side effects of cell towers, there is something more diabolical to consider. The day is now approaching in which government mind control technologies will be directed at you, your neighbors, and your loved ones. Every single day, equipment is being erected and installed in this country with the hidden purpose of exerting mind control over the entire population. Everywhere in this country, ELF/microwave transmission (cell phone) towers are being erected.
The antennae usually look like four slightly curved vertical plates about 2 feet in length and located in either 3 or 4 quadrants around the tower, two thirds up from the ground. Just look around, you'll see them. And you'll also notice more of them going up once you begin to pay attention. No one is saying anything, but you're expected to presume that they're for cell phones. (Do you really think that we need that much 'cell phone' transmission capability? Hardly.)

These mind control technologies have been in place for a long time. It's not an accident that the frequency band chosen for cell phone use just happens to match the second order waves that Wilhelm Reich discovered in the late 1940's to effect thought transmission and allow the mind to be manipulated without the victim realizing it. Reich worked on this project secretly for the CIA for over 5 years, from 1947-1952, until he realized who the CIA was planning to use the mind control on -the American people. He was outraged that he was deceived and used for such a devious motive and swore never to cooperate with the CIA , NSA , or FDA again.


Reich was murdered in Federal prison in 1957, just a few weeks before he was due to be released, having been in prison for 2 years on a phoney, trumped up charge of contempt of court. The mind control effects of these transmission frequencies can vary from bringing on sedation, nausea, or emotional and mental confusion. With the proliferation of cell phones being hyped upon us, despite their health dangers, there is a hidden motive. And with the rapid proliferation of ELF transmission towers recently, that motive is abundantly clear. Mass mind control of the population, and the destruction of our health in the process.

Eco Fighter
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

1. The web is NOT green. (duh.)

2. Radio waves don't cause "mind control," but the information contained within them may affect the subject and scope of your thoughts. Find alternative sources of information. Read Indymedia. Listen to Free Radio. Think critically.

3. By the late-1940s, Wilhem Reich was completely insane. It happens, you know?

4. Learn about the many different types of radiation. While some of it is extremely harmful, most is not. For instance, without electromagnetic radiation, we would all be blind. Why? Well, because part of the ER spectrum is affectionately known as "light." Further, you're bombarded with radiation every time you're outside. Step inside and some of it is filtered out, while other types continue to come right through the roof. Don't worry too much, this phenomenon has been occurring non-stop since long before life appeared on this planet ~4.5 billion years ago.
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

I want to remind everyone that Cell phones and microwaves operate in the 800-900 mHz range, often at high power outputs... This FRAM project will operate at a MUCH lower frequency, say between 87.9-107.9 mHz, and likely put out 50-100 of power, equilivent to an avg. light bulb... Not much in the way of electromagnetic radiation except in the IMMEDIATE area at the TOP of the antenna... in other words, GO FRAM!!!!
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

Should Read:
....50-100 WATTS of power, equilivent to an avg. light bulb.....
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

"This FRAM project will operate at a MUCH lower frequency, say between 87.9-107.9 mHz,"

Do the math! 100megahertz is 100 times 1 megahertz. ONE MEGAHERTZ IS ONE MILLION WAVES PER SECOND. Micro is greek for one millionth! Wow, one megahertz is one million MICRO-WAVES! And you want to radiate 100 times that!! You say it it is not "microwave" but it is.
Okay so it is lower freqency than Cell Towers but power lines radiate even lower at 60 HERTZ and the connection to prenatal leukemia is well-established.

Read here by World Health Organization:

www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs263/en/

In 1996, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project to address the health issues associated with exposure to EMF. The EMF Project is currently reviewing research results and conducting risk assessments of exposure to static and extremely low frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields. WHO plans to conduct an evaluation of all health effects from ELF field exposure in 2002-3.

Whenever electricity is conducted through transmission lines, distribution lines or is used in appliances, both electric and magnetic fields exist close to the lines or appliances. The power frequency used is 50 or 60 Hz. Use of electric power has become part of everyday life. However, questions have been raised as to whether these and other ELF fields are carcinogenic.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) -- a specialized cancer research agency of WHO -- has recently concluded the first step in WHO's health risk assessment process by classifying ELF fields with respect to the strength-of-the-evidence that they could cause cancer in humans.

This Fact Sheet updates findings of recent reviews on the health effects of static and ELF electric and magnetic fields conducted by IARC (June 2001), by the Health Council of the Netherlands (May 2001), and by an expert Advisory Group of the National Radiological Protection Board in the United Kingdom (AGNIR) (March 2001).

IARC evaluation

In June 2001, an expert scientific working group of IARC reviewed studies related to the carcinogenicity of static and ELF electric and magnetic fields. Using the standard IARC classification that weighs human, animal and laboratory evidence, ELF magnetic fields were classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans based on epidemiological studies of childhood leukaemia. Evidence for all other cancers in children and adults, as well as other types of exposures (i.e. static fields and ELF electric fields) was considered not classifiable either due to insufficient or inconsistent scientific information.

"Possibly carcinogenic to humans" is a classification used to denote an agent for which there is limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity in experimental animals.

This classification is the weakest of three categories ("is carcinogenic to humans", "probably carcinogenic to humans" and "possibly carcinogenic to humans") used by IARC to classify potential carcinogens based on published scientific evidence. Some examples of well-known agents that have been classified by IARC are listed below:
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

Where is your Environmental Impact Report for this tower?

What credentialed expert have you had review this project to certify its safety for the surrounding community?

Will your transmitter be placed high atop a remote hill or mountain or some tall building, or will it be down here in our community giving us cancer?

How will you protect avian life from harm by landing on or flying too near your radiation-spewing antenna?

What right do you have to litter the skyline and public view shed with another ugly radiation-spewing antenna?

Please reconsider webcasting. Waves are for surfing, not radiating into my DNA. Felton is a beautiful place that does not need your radiation.

Eco Fighter
 

Re: Felton Independent Community Radio Benefit, Friday Jan 21st 7pm

Dear Eco Fighter,

Thank you for your sincere concern. We have already spent considerable time and energy researching this and similar matters. We, however, have come to conclusions which are contrary to yours. Sorry.

For your personal health and well-being, and as a way of fending off some of the more repetitive and controlling thoughts you may encounter, you might consider daily ingestions of Risperdal or a similar substance. Numerous persons have recounted significant improvements in their resistance to radiation when sticking to a daily regimen such as this.

Peace,
ne@nderthal
 

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