The attempt to mass deploy wireless, so-called ‘smart,’ or AMI (automated metering infrastructure) gas, water and electric meters without adequate research and testing may turn out to be one of the dumbest – and most costly – policy and management decisions ever made.
Right up there with with the deployment of nuclear weapons and nuclear power technologies, agricultural chemicals and genetically modified foods and fossil fuels.
Both above mentioned forms of biologically unfriendly radiation pollution (nuclear – ionizing, and EMF/RF – non-ionizing, have already contaminated the planetary environment billions of times beyond the biologically friendly levels in which our cells and DNA evolved. Which is why we cover both issues in this blog.
Not to mention that the synergistic effects of these forms of man-made radiation – in combination with chemical pollution – on the DNA and heavy metals within our bodies and on other biological systems is not known.
Informed public resistance to the wireless meters and Fukushima-awakened anti-nuclear sentiment is leading to heightened public awareness and alarm about other related electromagnetic radiation impacts from cell phones, wireless antennas and dirty electricity to directed energy weaponry and weather modification warfare.
Its not a pretty picture. and people in related issue campaigns are beginning to get it – to the consternation of the telecom-IT-nuclear-military-industrial-PR complex.
Once people concerned about the health effects, public safety, personal privacy and security risks of cell phones unite with those working on antenna proliferation, weather modification and wireless meter deployment, as well as with other radiation and chemical pollution issue, a formidable political and economic constituency will have formed.
As the posts in this update addition suggest, that confluence of movements is beginning to happen.
Jim Heddle and Mary Beth Brangan, Editors
From EMR Policy Institute’ Janet Newton:
President Obama: Don’t Waste Billions of Taxpayer Dollars on Your Risky WIRELESS Broadband Initiative and Wireless Smart Meter Stimulus Grants.
HERE IS WHY:
1. BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER $$$ WASTED ON RISKY TECHNOLOGY
2. INFERIOR WIRELESS BROADBAND PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO FIBEROPTIC
3. PERSONAL FREEDOM THREATS
4. HEALTH RISKS
5. MEDICAL DEVICE MALFUNCTION RISK FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
6. SAFETY RISKS
7. PRIVACY RISKS
8. CYBERSECURITY RISKS
9. NO ENERGY SAVINGS
10. INCREASED CHARGES TO RATE PAYERS
For more details click here.
You might take a moment and let the President and your legislators know that you oppose the WIRELESS Broadband Initiative and the WIRELESS Smart Meter Stimulus Grants for the reasons itemized by Janet Newton in the post above. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
or locate contact info for all elected officials at
The Flaw in Obama’s Wireless Plan – Bloomberg
The President hopes an increase in Internet access will result in more economic development. Fiber networks would do that better than mobile broadband
IARC: Cell Phone Radiation Is a Possible Human Carcinogen MicroWaveNews.com
It’s not easy to reach unanimous agreement on anything to do with cell phone radiation. And when it comes to cell phones and cancer, forget about it. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) nearly pulled it off. On Tuesday, May 31, more than two dozen scientists and doctors from 14 countries —a group IARC Director Christopher Wild called “the world’s leading experts”— issued a joint statement that cell phone and other types of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation might cause cancer.
Mobile phones and head tumours. The discrepancies in cause-effect relationships in the epidemiological studies – how do they arise?
Angelo G Levis, Nadia Minicuci, Paolo Ricci, Valerio Gennaro and Spiridione Garbisa
Environmental Health 2011, 10:59 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-10-59
Published: 17 June 2011
Whether or not there is a relationship between use of mobile phones (analogue and digital cellulars, and cordless) and head tumour risk (brain tumours, acoustic neuromas, and salivary gland tumours) is still a matter of debate; progress requires a critical analysis of the methodological elements necessary for an impartial evaluation of contradictory studies.
A close examination of the protocols and results from all case-control and cohort studies, pooled- and meta-analyses on head tumour risk for mobile phone users was carried out, and for each study the elements necessary for evaluating its reliability were identified. In addition, new meta-analyses of the literature data were undertaken. These were limited to subjects with mobile phone latency time compatible with the progression of the examined tumours, and with analysis of the laterality of head tumour localisation corresponding to the habitual laterality of mobile phone use.
Blind protocols, free from errors, bias, and financial conditioning factors, give positive results that reveal a cause-effect relationship between long-term mobile phone use or latency and statistically significant increase of ipsilateral head tumour risk, with biological plausibility. Non-blind protocols, which instead are affected by errors, bias, and financial conditioning factors, give negative results with systematic underestimate of such risk. However, also in these studies a statistically significant increase in risk of ipsilateral head tumours is quite common after more than 10 years of mobile phone use or latency. The meta-analyses , our included, examining only data on ipsilateral tumours in subjects using mobile phones since or for at least 10 years, show large and statistically significant increases in risk of ipsilateral brain gliomas and acoustic neuromas.
our analysis of the literature studies and of the results from meta-analyses of the significant data alone shows an almost doubling of the risk of head tumours induced by long-term mobile phone use or latency.
The complete article is available as a provisional PDF. The fully formatted PDF and HTML versions are in production.
Is Apple Launching a Pre-emptive Strike Against Free Speech?
So you think you control your smartphone? Think again.
Late last week reports uncovered a plan by Apple, manufacturer of the iPhone, to patent technology that can detect when people are using their phone cameras and shut them down.
Apple says this technology was intended to stop people from recording video at live concerts, which should worry the creative commons crowd. But a remote “kill switch” has far more sinister applications in the hands of repressive governments. And it further raises concerns about the power new media companies hold over our right to connect and communicate.
Imagine if Apple’s device had been available to the Mubarak regime earlier this year, and Egyptian security forces had deployed it around Tahrir Square to disable cameras just before they sent in their thugs to disperse the crowd.
Would the global outcry that helped drive Mubarak from office have occurred if a blackout of protest videos had prevented us from viewing the crackdown?
Woman arrested for allegedly blocking SmartMeter installation
A Glen Park woman was arrested Saturday morning after she was sitting on a utility truck in protest of SmartMeter installation in the neighborhood, according to Joshua Hart, the director of activist group Stopsmartmeters.org.
Amy O’Hair was detained by police after obstructing the vehicle of a Wellington Energy worker, who was installing smart meters on behalf of PG&E. O’Hair was taken to a jail located at the Hall of Justice on Bryant Street, where protestors are planning to gather and demand her release.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner.
SF Woman Arrested for Sitting on Smart Meter Truck
An activist protesting against the installation of ‘smart’ meters was arrested today for civil disobedience. Amy O’Hair was arrested at Monterey and Edna in the Sunnyside neighborhood of San Francisco at 9.30 on Saturday 18 June 2011.
She sat on the hood of a smart meter installation truck to prevent installation of smart meters and refused to move. The police were called and arrested her. It was early in the morning, and few people were around, but a bystander waiting at a bus stop gave support. Amy was taken to 425 Seventh Street (Bryant Police station) to be cited.
For more information see: https://stopsmartmeters.org/
Why I Got Arrested By Amy O’Hair
A personal statement about my arrest for non-violent civil disobedience, 18 June 2011
Why would someone do this, get themselves arrested by police over an issue like “smart”
Simply put, I will say: it’s not about my arrest, it’s about my neighborhood—a place
filled with diverse people, many of whom came to the US to find freedom, rights, and
opportunities they could never have in the places they came from.
Capitola Smart Meter Arrest –
Josh Hart, director of Stop Smart Meters! was arrested on June 21st 2011 for blocking the entrance to the PG&E payment center in Capitola, CA. PG&E has stated that they will force ‘smart’ meters onto Santa Cruz County against the laws adopted by local governments. The Public is expected to resist.
Cell phones and SmartMeters – SF Chron
If you’ve checked the top of SFGate today, you will have seen a story about the World Health Organization reclassifying cell-phone radiation as a “possible carcinogen.”
To opponents of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s SmartMeters, this is very big news.
PG&E was warned long ago of record-keeping woes
Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was told by a record-keeping manager nearly two decades ago that the company was losing track of documentation for its gas-transmission system and was courting public embarrassment, newly released internal memos show. Read more.
Smart Meter Fire in Florida – Video report
After a Smart Meter was installed in this Florida woman’s home she said the meter “caught fire and fried my beautiful new kitchen” – over $31,000 in damages to many of her home appliances.
The power company refuses to take the blame.
Your gas meter: The new frontline in cyberwar
By the end of 2020, the government wants every home in the UK to be fitted with a smart meter. The device, as part of a networked system of localised power distribution, allows consumers to control their consumption and — more contentiously — also lets utilities companies monitor real-time usage. The
The £8 billion scheme is being sold as a way for the average household to cut its energy bills by an estimated £28 per year.
But could such a banal technology in fact be fraught with danger? In July 2009 — five months before the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced the initiative — security firm IOActive demonstrated a worm that could rapidly spread through a smart-grid network, disabling meters as it went. The experiment proved what many cybersecurity experts already knew: hackers distributing the right malware could shut down the network. Britain would go dark.
“Before, to destroy a meter, you had to take a sledgehammer to it,” explains John Bumgarner, research director for security technology at think tank the US Cyber Consequences Unit. “That worm could destroy 300,000 [smart meters] in one go. The smart grid is going to be a major target for hackers.”
,,,In March 2007 an industrial generator at the US Department of Energy’s National Laboratory in Idaho began to malfunction. First, it shuddered violently; then steam appeared, before vapour billowed from the valves. Within seconds, the machine was hidden by smoke. From outside, the building appeared to be on fire.
This event appeared to be nothing more than a mechanical failure. In fact it was a deliberate attack by the US Department of Homeland Security and its National Cyber Security Division on one of its own facilities, the first demonstration of Project Aurora, a government programme aimed at establishing the potential of cyberattacks to undermine critical infrastructure such as nuclear plants, chemical-treatment centres and water-filtration plants.
The experiment took place in a controlled environment, using a generator unconnected to any national power grid. But it showed that real-world infrastructure can be remotely disabled or even destroyed with only malicious code.
Face to Face with Smart Meters – Resistance in British Columbia
“Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate,
set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So
there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they
can wreak terror upon other nations. It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to
intensify our efforts, and that’s why this is so important.”
—Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen
DoD News Briefing,Monday, April 28, 1997
This CBC News report on weather modification was originally broadcast in 1996:
HAARP CBC Broadcast Weather controlPart 1
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