Saturday, October 21, 2017

"The Epic Saga of a Smart Meter Opt-Out"


FACT: Utility companies changed the equipment they had been using for about 100 years, installing "smart" and other transmitting electronic meters without customers/ratepayers knowledge or consent.

FACT: I've talked with nearly 100 people now who became ill after installation of pulsed radio-frequency radiation emitting meters. Some became deathly ill, and a few nearly died, but figured out the cause of their illness in time to mitigate or move away from their own home. This is only a small portion of the people in the world who have become ill after smart meters or transmitting meters were installed.


FACT: I've also spoken with people who have become sick after the supposedly non-transmitting or "radio-off" electronic "opt-out" meter was installed. Part of this may have to do with the "dirty electricity" some of the "new" meters create.

FACT: SOME utility companies "allow" us to PAY EXTRA to "opt-out" (of a program we never opted-into), though the safe "old" analog meter that doesn't emit radio-frequency radiation, and doesn't create dirty electricity is usually not an option.


FACT: Transmitting electronic meters usually pulse radio-frequency radiation (RFR) numerous times per minute all day, every day. Some experts argue that this type of continuously pulsed exposure (24/7/365) is more biologically damaging than a single exposure per day of the same accumulated duration.


FACT: No one, not the World Health Organization, not the American Cancer Society, and not the Federal Communications Commission, has EVER said that RFR is 100% safe. Because it's not.


FACT: I prefer to CHOOSE my possible carcinogens, and not have possible carcinogens forced upon me without my knowledge or consent. (Utility companies never gave us full disclosure of how these new meters operate before beginning installations.)


FACT: This radio-frequency radiation exposure is UNNECESSARY since analog meters (that do NOT emit radio-frequency radiation and do NOT create dirty electricity) are still available, and will be available for as long as there is a demand for them.


Some Supporting Information:




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Paul Heroux, PhD, Interviewed by Press Before Supreme Court Event


"...and these electromagnetic fields are interfering with this capacity for cells to heal themselves."
 "...there are alternatives that are even MORE economical, even MORE high performance that can be deployed by industry if it is willing to do so."



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pledging Allegiance To The Corporations

Glass beach in California ~ images here

California Senate Bill 649 Vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown


It was an answer to many, many prayers.  And the results of the hard work of many, many people, and many, many activists.

SB 649 would have allowed rapid deployment of microwave-radiation-emitting-mini-cell-tower-devices quite literally everywhere throughout the state of California.  Other states have quietly passed similar laws, or are in the process.

That's probably what "driverless cars" entail as well, a very dense infrastructure, completely blanketing us in electrosmog.

The FCC is wanting to "streamline" the permitting process for this very dense wireless infrastructure, making it easier to install microwave-radiation-emitting-mini-cell-tower-devices everywhere.  SB 649 was probably an answer to telecom's prayers.  But it was vetoed late Sunday night by Governor Jerry Brown, a politician and a lawyer.  

Before you celebrate, you must read his letter.

His reasons to veto this bill are weak.


This is only a "pause"


This bill is not "dead" and could rear its ugly head once again.

It appears that Governor Brown is still pledging his allegiance to "innovated technology" being deployed "rapidly and efficiently", though "more balanced"?  What does that mean?  "More balanced"?

Does it mean health and safety will no longer be ignored?  Does it mean that years and years of research will be acknowledged?  Does it mean the people who have become sensitive to the growing blanket of electrosmog will be recognized?

Massive wireless infrastructure has never been experienced before in our history.  And there's lots of evidence warranting the precautionary approach. Yet profit is usurping people, so far. 

Governor Brown vetoed rapid deployment of dense wireless infrastructure this time around.  But it's not time to celebrate, because we're not out of the dark yet.  

We've only just begun.  

And it takes a nation.




Thursday, September 7, 2017

'Smart' meters: Admission of In-Home Surveillance For Profit


Why would utility companies spend millions to billions replacing perfectly working ANALOG meters that last 20 to 80 years, with electronic meters that sometimes fail upon installation, sometimes start fires, sometimes overcharge, and sometimes make customers extremely ill?

Follow the money...



Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Evolution of a Revolution


"Analog utility meter choice," she said as she read my new name tag, "Yeah!  I want my analog meter back."
"Good!" I said as I handed her a flyer.
"I get dizzy when I sit by the smart meter.  That's the only time I get dizzy.  When I move away from it, I'm fine."
"Sounds like you're sensitive..." 
She was not the first person to explain in detail physical symptoms they experience when near a smart meter.  Her reaction is one of the milder ones I've heard of because her symptoms seem to disappear almost immediately when she moves and reduces her exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs).  


The fact that new electronic meters bring about any physiological effects is disturbing.  The fact that our utility companies and some of our legislators don't believe adverse health effects are a possibility is even more disturbing.

Both the name tag I wear and the flyer I distribute have evolved since first becoming active in the Analog Utility Meter Choice movement here in Michigan.  
My first name tag was a gift from the first person I distributed flyers with.  It stated, "SAY NO TO SMART METERS!"  In those days, most people had little to no idea what smart meters were, so anyone caught looking at the name tag I was wearing would be asked if they knew what smart meters were.

With the most recent name tag design (pictured on the right above), I was hoping to invite others to start the conversation first.  And it worked!  A "stranger" read the name tag and told me she wanted the analog utility meter back.  And proceeded to tell me why.

The issue of health effects from electronic meters is not going away, despite utility companies and some legislators disbelief.  If anything, adverse health effects are increasing as more smart meters and transmitting natural gas meters are installed.


Did you know that senior citizens and the disabled are among the utility customers that are currently living without electric service here in Michigan because they've refused electronic and transmitting utility meters?  Our monopoly utility companies have refused a growing number of paying customers electric service because the customers want to keep analog utility meters, the meter that has literally withstood the test of time and is not known to make some people dizzy or cause other disturbing symptoms.



Some of our legislators are okay with utility companies refusing service to senior citizens, disabled, and others who refuse electronic meters.


Why?

The typical argument a legislator will give has to do with money.  However, are they hinting at why they are supporting the monopoly utility companies and not the people of Michigan?  Because of money?


Their argument has to do with "cost-shifting" and how smart meter customers would have to bear the burden of extra expenses created by analog meter customers.


And I say, show me the facts.  Audit the electric companies and prove your claims!

Few will discuss "possible" health effects, despite the fact that there are perhaps hundreds of testimonies from Michigan residents of adverse health effects, and thousands of published peer-reviewed research papers proving that microwave radio-frequency radiation is not benign and does cause adverse health effects (see links on the right).



Not the World Health Organization, not the American Cancer Society, not even the Federal Communications Commission; no one has ever made the conclusive statement that microwave radio-frequency radiation is 100% safe.

Yet Michigan's monopoly utility companies are getting away with charging utility customers extra to avoid this possible human carcinogen.  What's the difference between that, and bullying?  


This is not only a property rights issue.  This is a human rights issue.

If you live in Michigan and want to protect your health, property rights, and human rights, please contact every one of the representatives on the Energy Policy Committee who has not yet committed to a "YES" vote on HB 4220, Analog Utility Meter Choice legislation (listed below).  They are blocking this bill from passing out of committee.  Let them know how important this is to you, and why.


On issues presented before the committee, these representatives represent us ALL:


"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right." ~ Victor Hugo

Thank you!  Bless us all!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Yes We Can



Recently I received the following email from another Michigan resident:
Although I do not want a Smart Meter on my home, I have no real choice.  I'm going for the "opt-out" option and all the costly fees associated with it.  Any information you can provide regarding this loss of freedom issue would be greatly appreciated.
This was my response:
The digital opt-out meter creates "dirty electricity" on your entire house's wiring, effectively making your home one huge antenna.  The only way I know of to remedy this (without buying filters and hiring an electrical engineer to verify they are installed correctly) is to turn the electric breakers off at night to bedrooms.  I do this every single night, and it has made a world of difference with my sleep.  I use a battery operated alarm clock, and keep a flashlight next to my bed in case I need to get up. 
I write the "opt-out" extortion fee in a separate check with "Paid Under Protest" written in the memo line. 
If you haven't signed up for our newsletter, here's a link to the latest issue. You can subscribe by clicking on the "Subscribe" button in the upper left corner, and you can view past issues by clicking on "Past Issues":  Children, wireless & this weekend 
From what I've heard, legislators are still working on this issue, and some are as concerned about our loss of freedom and property rights as we are!  They are on break until September, though, so we probably won't hear much (about HB 4220 - Analog Utility Meter Choice legislation) until then. 
In the meantime, if you haven't yet, please call all the Energy Policy Committe members not yet committed to a "YES" vote on HB 4220.  Their names and phone numbers are listed in this issue, about 1/2 way down under "District calls":  Change through persistence  
David Sheldon has a very informative web site about smart meters, in case you haven't see it yet, and you can sign-up for updates from him also: michiganstopsmartmeters.com 
I'm also attaching a PDF file of the flyer we've been using, in case you don't have any flyers. Please print some (2-sided, one sheet of paper each) and share them with your neighbors, friends, and family.  We've got to keep spreading the word and create a groundswell from the citizens of Michigan. 
Let me know if there's anything else I may be able to help you with. 
~ ~ ~

When I get sick, I need sleep.  If I can't sleep, it's difficult to recover.

I developed "microwave sickness", also known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), after transmitting utility meters were installed.  One of my symptoms was severe insomnia.  So turning off the electric breakers at night has made a world of difference for me.  And no-thanks to our natural gas company who has no "opt-out" for their "more powerful" transmitting meters that ping every six seconds, I must continue doing so.


5G technology will involve small cell towers installed every two to ten houses, from what I hear.  And turning electric breakers off wont help that situation.  If you want to learn more about 5G technology, visit whatis5g.info and/or watch Kevin Mottus here.  


And remember...





Together we can change the world

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This Isn't About Fear

Image from here

A few months back I attended a small convention where I sat at a table with other Michigan Analog Meter Choice advocates.  We were there to offer information about the new electronic public utility meters, and why it had become necessary to support legislation that would protect us from forced installations of these new meters.

At one point, I was approached by a woman who wanted to tell me something.  "I'm not afraid of smart meters", she said in a somewhat hushed tone.  

We talked for several minutes, and even laughed together a few times, though she continued to repeat, "I'm not afraid of smart meters."  It was as if she didn't hear what I was saying about the real issues with electronic and smart meters.  

She repeated one more time, "I'm not afraid of smart meters", and we bid each other farewell.

Perhaps she sees some of the information about smart meters as fear-mongering.  But...

This isn't about fear or being afraid of anything.

This is about our rights as human beings.

This is about property rights and human rights.

This is about homeland security and our personal security.

This is about our privacy, safety, and health.

This is about the health of our children and grandchildren.

This is about our rights that utility companies are trying to take away from us.

This is about protection from monopoly utility companies who are shutting-off power to paying customers for not accepting a meter that has lots of proven issues.

This is about legislation that will protect our rights as human beings.

This isn't about fear.



"The Epic Saga of a Smart Meter Opt-Out"

FACT: Utility companies changed the equipment they had been using for about 100 years, installing "smart" and other transmittin...