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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 9B The electronic witch hunt going on in Plumas County WHERE I STAND DR. BILL WA'R~NBURG INDIAN VALLEY RESIDENT AND SCIENTIST There seems to be no end to absurdities dumped on Plumas County citizens. Why in the world is the highly paid planning director considering an 18-page ordinance to regulate cell towers and Intsrnet facilities in the county? Hasn't anyone told the Planning Commission that there are no ceil or Internet WIFI towers in 99 percent of the county? You can do business faster by carrier pigeon than by email in most of Plumas County. The Planning Commission should be proposing ways to encourage the phone companies to install more expensive cell and Intsrnet facilities so that the county can claim to be part of the 21st Century. There are tons of state and federal regulations on ceil towers and facilities. Plumas County does not need to invent new regulations to justify officials on the public payroll. On Aug 9, this newspaper reported that Mr. Josh Hart appeared before the Planning Commission. He delivered the full plats of hystsrla mongering about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that has been debunked all over the world. His statements can be assessed by his revelation that "I get ill when exposed to RF radiation." Hopefully he brought a barf bag along because he is close to AM radios all the time. Those radios transmit electromagnetic fields that are stronger than any his body absorbed from cell towers on his drive from Portola. When your head is close to a clock radio, you get much stronger EMF than living under a WIFI tower. The Plmming Commission should arrange to test Hart's amazing ability to recognize low-level RF radiations by asking him to identify where cell phone radiation does or does not exist in various areas around the county. If he can do this accurately, I can assure him that the FCC and CIA will pay him handsomely for his talent. If you are lucky enough to have Internet service you can learn that the most respected scientific organizations around the world, not greedy telephone companies, conducted major studies involving hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and their exposures to low-level EMFs. The conclusion of every study says something like this: "A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk. To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use..." People in outer Mongolia who have never seen a cell phone have about the same rate of brain tumors and other cancers as folks in San Francisco who are constantly bathed in low-level EMFs. There are organizations that claim harmful effects from EMFs and offer their services to eliminate these evil spirits. Hart mentions an advisory group called the Centsr for Municipal Solutions (CMS). Outfits like CMS encourage naive public offmlais to pass some ordinance, any ordinance, that supposedly protects citizens from dangerous EMFs or restricts the use of cell towers. Regulation-hungry officials typically come up with something new like "there shall be no cell or Internet (WIFI) towers within 100 feet of a public toilet." This will prevent folks from lingering too long in a toilet stall while gazing at their ceils phones. Then the "advisory organization" will file a claim with the court for payment to them because they can claim to have protected the health of the public. And then they look for their next sucker-clients from a list of backward communRies. Thirty years ago, two so-called scientists started the EMF hysteria with claims that human cells in culture were harmed by low-level electromagnetic fields of the type emitted by household electrical wires. The EMF hysteria forced hundreds of thousands of homeowners and businesses to lose billions of dollars in the value of their property because their property was near a power line. Schools and hospitals were moved at great public expense. Ten years later, top scientists around the world tried to duplicate the alarming experiments. They could not. The fraud scientists were discredited and fired. But the hysteria mongers multiplied like flies on rotting meat wherever there was not a good newspaper- or Intsrnet service to inform gullible citizens and protect public officials from looking like fools. LETTERS, from page 8B disturbed me. There are scientists playing God in Geneva (CERN) and some people believe they have changed our reality, as we know it? There is a phenomenon called the Mandela Effect, or 'Quantum Effect.' This one alone will twist your noodle once you get past deception," in either dimension." But I suggest before looking at any of these, look up something called the double slit experiment. Why? Because I find R strange, that I had not heard about this before. And even stranger that not many people have. None. That I could fred. I would love to tell you what these subjects are all about. But then I would be thinking for you. And that's last thing you or I want. Trust me. If it's entertainment you seek? Start inside yourself. There's more entertainment in yourself, than any of those three lettered networks, T,V. shows and fake news combined. So go ahead, Take the red pill. And look at the definitions of the word Matrix. Very interesting to say the least. Dana W. Miller Quincy Pothole solution Sincere "Kudos" to the road crews of Portola. Good job. There are many streets in Portola that should be placarded four-wheel drive vehicles only. I have a plausible expedient solution. Homeowners, try adopting your nearest pothole, pay to have it repaired or have the block chip in to complete the task. Once the pothole is Riled and fixed, turn the paid receipts over to the city manager. He will then "credit" your water bill (that you pay monthly) for the cost of the repaired pothole. Each month, the water enterprise fund will credit your property on your water/sewer bill; until the pothole repair is paid back. Start on one side of the city each year, repair only a quarter of the roads. This will keep the Water Enterprise fund from being cash strapped. City road crews will repair the potholes.., not entire streets. How this works. Civics 101, government inventiveness currently being abused. Portola's water/sewer enterprise fund (an independent agency within the incorporated city limits) receives no property tax dollars or sales tax dollars to keep it running. Without your water and sewer payments this city wouldn't make its payroU. What? How does this happen? Seems the independent enterprise fund pays your city attorney, city accountant, city manager etc. by charging a portion of their salaries against the water enterprise fund monthly. It's as though they did "something" for the water district each month. Here's the rue, (using questionable accounting entries) staff may never have worked that month to earn their wages from the water fund. They're never asked to prove their hours on the job. That's technically illegal, (fraudulent billing) but they do it monthly. Ask for the accounting spreadsheet for 2016. If they can do this to pay the attorney, why can't they discount your water bill to fix a pothole? Trent Saxton Lake Davis Short lived Immediately following Trump's surprise win, he talked of fraud, his enemies and hoaxes. Parts (certainly not all) of his inaugural address in January, however, could have been written by Bernie or Hillary. It seemed that he had seen the light and was going to assuage the radicals but help the poor and continue other good works of Obama, and in all other respects, bring the nation together. His enlightenment was short-lived. As soon as he stepped away from the microphone, he began to anger the nation with his appointments, dismissals, pronouncements and Trnmpisms while making the "all-right," skin-heads, Nee-Nazis, KKK, and other white supremacist radicals very happy. In just a few months, he has managed to undermine the authority of the FBI, something the Nazi party has been trying to do since the beginning of WWII. The KKK's efforts go back further. Even the tabloids have taken up the assault. Indeed, Trump is bringing the nation, non-stop, closer and closer to the fascism that killed 60 million service men and world citizens in WWII. I ventUre to say that flail Trump'S radicals were replaced, man per man, by those he is persecuting, life in America would improve exponentially. The period in which a president enjoys the support of the people is caUed his "honeymoon." According to New York Times reporter, Charles Blow, the honeymoon of presidents going back to Reagan's lasted at least a~year. Trump's lasted eight days. It should never have begun. Analyst, Jim Hightower, attributes the public's quick disapproval of Trump to his "distasteful policies, distasteful personality, lack of moral principles, and his assorted psychoses," one of which is his cruel and vengeful nature. The German term "schadenfreude" fits him perfectly. Salvatore Catalano Taylorsville Why we must scrap the debt ceiling WHERE I STAND LEE H. HAMILTON Back when I was in Congress, I got a call from a constituent one day. I'd recently voted to raise the nation's debt ceiling, and the man was more than irate. "Don't you understand that we've got a serious spending and debt problem in this country?." he asked. "why did you cast this idiotic vote?" He was right about the problem. But he was wrong about the vote. With Congress fast approaching another debt-ceiling vote and yet one more "fmcal cliff' drama taking shape, I'd like to explain why that is. If you ask members of Congress which regular vote they most dread, this one would probably top the list. It's hard to explain to constituents why raising the debt ceiling is necessary, as indeed I had trouble explaining to my own constituent. It's an unpopular vote to cast, and many members simply will not do it. Yet, they recognize that ifa majority of their colleagues sided with them and voted against raising the ceiling, we'd be in deep economic trouble. The key thing to understand is that raising the debt ceiling is not about increasing spending. It's about paying the bills for purchases we've already made. Refusing to increase the debt ceiling is like putting your child in day care so you can work, getting your transmission repaired so you can get there, and buying work boots and a hard hat so you can stay safe -- and then telling your preschool, mechanic and local storekeeper you have no intention of paying them. Only, if our nation were to do this, the results would include phunmeting investment, rocketing interest rates and an economic downturn that could be catastrophic. At the moment, our debt is about $20 trillion or about $160,000 for every household in the U.S. We have to fred a long-term path to deficit reduction -- through spending reductions, increased taxes or a combination of the two. But using the debt ceiling as a means of reining in excessive spending has not worked since altogether. I know of no other major country that has a debt ceiling requirement. It has become a political football. Rounding up the votes takes a huge amount of precious legislative time and energy. Most people in Washington understand that a default by the United States would be calamitous for our own economy and for the world's, which means that once we put the debt ceiling requirement in place, this bill simply must pass. This, in turn, gives members of Congress great leverage to try to get something else they want. It's worrisome that there appears to be no plan to address the debt ceiling in Congress, despite pleas from the President's economic advisers to do so by the end of July. It's even more worrisome that congressional leaders don't appear ready to address the core need: realistic, long-term deficit reduction. an aggregate place almost 80 "years ago. The political capital devoted to raising the ceiling every year would be far better spent putting us on a sustainable budget path. Indeed, I'd argue that the nation would be better off scrapping the debt ceiling ceilh~g was put in' Lee Hamilton is a 5eniorAdvisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar, IU School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice, ]U School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a member of the U..S. House of Representatives for 34years. Strengthening Families Mini-Grants are available this Fall! Do you have a great idea to help families? I Apply now to get your projects funded! Go to Www.plumaschildren.org [ or call 530-283-7045 [ for more information[ I Membership applications also available Contact your elected officials PLUMAS COUNTY SUPERVISORS - 520 Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, CA 95971; (530) 283-6170; FAX: (530) 283-6288; E-Mail: pcbs@countyofphmas.com. Individual supervisors can be e-mailed from links on the county website: countyofplumas.com PRESIDENT- Donald J. Trump, the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20500. (202) 456-1414. Fax: 202-456-2461. E-mall: whitehouse.gov/contact/ U& SENATOR - Dianne Feinstein (D), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510. (202) 22.3841; FAX: 202-228-3954; TIT/TDD: (202) 224-2501. District Office: One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104; Phone: (415) 393-0707; Fax: (415) 393-0710. Website: feinsteinaenate.gov. U& SENATOR- Kamala Harris (D). www.harris.senate.gov/contentJcontact-senator. 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510. Phone: 202-224- 3553/Fax: 202-224-2200. U~. REPRESENTATIVE, 1st DIST.. Doug LaMalfa. 506 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515. (202) 225-3076. wwwLaMaifaBouse.gov.; Facebook~om/RepLaMalfa; twitter: @RepLaMalfa. DISTRICT OFFICE: 2862 Olive Hwy, Suite D, Oroville, CA 95965, (530) 53.7100, FAX (530) 534-7800. STATE SENATOR, 1st DIST. - Ted Gaines. State Capitol, Room 3070, Sacramento, CA 95814. (916) 651-4001, FAX: (916) 324.-2680. 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