- From Ann W, Key West, Florida
- Date June 24, 2010, 4:37 PM
- Global Rumblings Correspondent:
- "Dee, this is forwarded from <CENSORED>, one
of our award-winning local radio newscasters, and a friend of mine. Please
do not put his name on the blog, but you can use the info he's passing
- Dee wrote:
- I snipped out his name and marked it 'censored'! What
a frightening shame that an award-winning radio journalist/newscaster is
afraid to let his name be associated with this dire news. Can't say
I blame him!
- It's getting worse, Ann. Access to this story is becoming more
and more difficult for journalists. The FAA is denying news photographers
access to fly over the spill beacuse that would supposedly interfere with
response efforts on the surface. How? I have no idea. News reporters
& videographers trying to get video of clean-up efforts are
being ordered off PUBLIC beaches under threat of ARREST!
- Read below and you'll see the government's latest effort
to shut everyone out. The FCC wants to PRIVATIZE access to satellite data
on the spill. These are the same sats NOAA uses for overflight analysis
of gulf waters paid for by YOU, ME and every other American taxpayer.
These are OUR sats collecting OUR data. If it switches to a privately
controlled system, they can suppress all the information.
- Why wouldn't they want us to see the satellite images?
Because I suspect the spill is much, much worse than the government &
BP are telling us. Read below...
- ROFFS Needs You To Comment To The FCC
- June 22nd, 2010 heifetz No comments
- Please pass this on to colleagues and act. See details
below, but basically the Federal Communications Commission is considering
changing the available bandwidth that is now used by satellite receiving
stations to receive satellite data directly from the satellites to a private
controlled system. We and many others do not support this change. We prefer
to receive the satellite data directly from the satellites. I am asking
you to send your comments by June 28th.
- You can file your comments electronically to http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/ which
leads you tohttp://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display?z=k5ye4
- We want you to comment that "you would like to see
no changes in the present situation. The use of these frequencies are in
the critical interests of the United States for receiving satellite data
for research and operations within the academic, private and government
sectors. It is critical that the everyone has equal access to the satellite
data directly from the satellite."
- Feel free to read the background below and also send
a letter (quickly please the comments are due June 28th)
- Mitchell Roffer, Ph.D., President
- Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.
- 60 Westover Drive
- West Melbourne, Florida 32904-5126