Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Battle Creek Tried to Subpoena Me

"If you go down there, they'll start harassing you, 
like they did me," 

Yes, he had warned me.  But out of the blue last year, I decided to listen to a video recording on AccessTV of the last Battle Creek City Commission meeting.  They had a guest speaker that night, the one and only Dennis McKee, our electric company's smart* meter representative.

Dennis is a charismatic man who reminds me of "Mr. Clean."  From my experience, he is very polite and well spoken.  And there seemed to be no question in the city commissioner's minds that smart meters were the next best thing to  (fill in the blank) .

Because of my experience, I felt the commissioners needed to know what the electric company and mainstream media weren't saying about the new meters.  They needed to know that some people become sick after smart meter installation.  Some without even knowing a new public utility meter had been installed.  

So I started going to city commission meetings, telling them of my experience with new electronic AMR ERT natural gas public utility meters (which aren't technically called "smart," but they do send pulses of radiofrequency radiation in the microwave range over 450,000 times per month, non-stop), and also sharing scientific information with proof of harm from smart meters.

I shared smart meter stories of fires, illness, over-charging, and cyber security threats.  Month after month, after month I went and shared.

I asked them to pass a Resolution supporting House Bill 4916, the Analog Utility Meter Choice bill, which allows public utility customers to keep analog (non-electronic) public utility meters without having to pay extra to do so.  After all, the old analog meters have been around for eons and didn't make people sick, start fires, over-charge, or create a cyber security threat.

When I asked them for 100% proof that "smart" meters were safe for humans, they couldn't provide it.  And it didn't seem to matter to them that they couldn't.  And it didn't seem to matter to them that the precautionary principle was being completely ignored in regards to smart meter "roll-out," either.

They just wanted to "agree to disagree" with me.

"I told you they were going to start harassing you," 

Indeed he had, and he was right (allegedly).  Police officers began visiting us...

The first one came up the driveway, and was a very nice and polite female officer.  

"You're here to harass her," 
(allegedly), he said to her sternly... 

No, she just wanted to ask me a few questions about an incident that had happened at a previous city commission meeting I had attended.  The incident occurred behind me, behind the audience seating area, in the hallway, while I was up at the podium in the front of the room, giving my three minute General Public Comment about smart meters.

I didn't hear what was being said behind me, behind the audience seating area, in the hallway, while I was speaking.  So I told the kind officer,

"I appreciate all that you do to serve and protect the citizens of Battle Creek, however, 
I do not want to get involved."

And so she left.  Not happy, but peacefully.

On another day, we found a younger male police officer parked in his cruiser just outside the gate on the private road.  When we asked him why he was there, he said he was doing paperwork.  He was a very nice and polite man, and didn't say anything about questioning me.  He was just doing his paperwork, and said something about there not being much coverage on this side of town.  

The last ones that visited were two officers in training, also known as cadets.  They were the ones with the subpoena for me.

"You're here to harass her,"
(allegedly), he told them....

They denied it, and told him about the subpoena they had for me.  He then proceeded to give them an earful, telling them he had warned me about being harassed (allegedly) if I went to city commission meetings to complain.  

I don't know how long he talked to them, but eventually the two cadets also left peacefully, and without delivering the subpoena to me.

Later, I called the police station and asked to speak to the cadets who had been looking for me, in hopes of finding out exactly why they wanted to subpoena me.

The woman who answered the phone at the police department was very polite also.  She checked, but the two cadets were in training and not available to talk with me.  

So I shared my suspicions with the woman who answered the phone, that perhaps they wanted to subpoena me regarding the incident that happened in the hallway behind me, behind the audience seating area, during a city commission meeting, while I was giving my General Public Comment at the podium...

"I don't know about you, but when I'm talking, 
I don't really hear what others are saying," I told her...

I went on to say that my back was to the incident.  However, the Mayor, Vice Mayor, all the commissioners, and everyone else seated in the front were all looking directly at the incident.  In fact, I stopped talking to them from the podium when I saw the Mayor's eyes divert away from me, to behind me in the direction of the hallway.  He was looking right at the incident.

If they wanted to subpoena me, I said, everyone seated up front facing the incident during that city commission meeting needed to be subpoenaed as well.  She agreed.

So I left a message for the cadets with the subpoena to call me back.  That was two weeks ago, and they haven't yet.

We haven't had another police officer visit, either.  Though I haven't been back to a city commission meeting, either.

At least the City of Battle Creek Water Department offers a smart meter "opt-out" (to a program we never opted-into, in the first place).  Twenty-dollars a month (unless it's gone up by now) will keep an unnecessary microwave radiation pulsing device from the City of Battle Creek's Water Department off your home.

Such a deal.


*When I use the term "smart meter," I am referring to ALL new non-analog pubic utility meters.  They've been called a lot of different things, and the names have changed a few times.  But the one thing they all have in common is that they are electronic and not analog.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

National Institute on Disability - My Ability

Update December 21, 2016:  I've posted my revised comment here.

Below is my comment to the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Stakeholders Listening Session.  

Being sensitive to wireless technology and some electromagnetic fields is actually an ABILITY, because I'm ABLE to feel and hear what most people can not feel or hear.

Written comments must be submitted to the NIDILRR by December 12, 2016 for this Session.  

If you are sensitive to wireless technology and/or some electromagnetic fields, please submit a comment!  For more information about submitting your own comment, please see here.


To:  The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research 

Re:  NIDILRR 2018-2023 Long-Range Plan - Stakeholder Listening Session

Question:  What issues (barriers) make it challenging for you to be an active member of your community?

Answer:  I have become extremely sensitive to, and thereby functionally impaired by, some electromagnetic fields including wireless technology (cell towers, antenna, WiFi, "smart"/wireless/advanced/electronic/non-analog public utility meters, and more).

My extreme sensitivity began after two new electronic AMR ERT natural gas public utility meters were installed at my home.  Because radiation is cumulative, I believe the continuous pulses of microwave radiofrequency radiation from the new meters triggered extreme sensitivity to radiofrequency radiation and other electromagnetic fields. 

The symptoms described in studies about myelin sheath damage are consistent with the symptoms I experienced after the new electronic utility meters were installed at my home.

Some Research:

Question:  What improvements (name the top one or two) would make your daily life better?

Answer:  The accommodations I want are (1) the choice to keep analog (non-electronic, also known as electromechanical) public utility meters without having to pay extra to do so, and (2) the availability of hospital rooms protected from wireless and other electromagnetic fields.

Question:  What has changed, for better or worse, in the last five years that has affected your ability to achieve your goals?

Answer:  Being forced to accept new electronic public utility meters as a condition for natural gas service has affected me for the worse in the last couple of years. 

In November of 2014, our natural gas company installed two new electronic AMR ERT natural gas meters at my home.  I was already avoiding wireless cell phones because of an adverse reaction I experienced from my first cell phone in 2013.  When the utility company installers told us the new meters only transmit one time per month, we did not consider that excessive, and allowed the installations.

Within a few months, though, I started experiencing some unusual and disturbing symptoms (rashes, muscle twitches, pain in my "phone ear" returned, joint and muscle pain, joint swelling, balance problems/vertigo, brain-fog, extreme insomnia, extreme fatigue, and more). 

When I contacted the utility company for more information about their new electronic meters, I received an email response from their Regional Operations Manager.  He told me the new meters send signals, not just once per month, as we were told by the installers, but over 450,000 times per month, or 10.67 signals per minute.  

We asked the utility company to remove the new electronic meters and reinstall the analog (non-electronic) meters.  They would not do that.  However, they did offer to remove the new electronic meters and completely disconnect our natural gas service.

We were not prepared to be without natural gas service, so we did not have the new meters removed.  Instead, we've shielded the meters with lead (to block the continuous pulses of radiofrequency radiation), and we turn electric breakers off at night (to reduce electromagnetic fields), which now enables me to sleep, and slowly recover from the symptoms I experienced.  

If we had not taken these measures, I would not be able to continue living in my own home.

From what I understand, by 2017 our electric company will also give us no choice but to accept electronic meters as a condition of electric service.  If we refuse the electric company's new electronic meters, the electric company may shut-off our (electricity).

This is why the #1 improvement that would make my daily life better is having analog (non-electronic) public utility meters as a choice. 

And if I were ever hospitalized in a WiFi saturated hospital room,  any reason I was in the hospital for would most likely become much worse due to the environment.    

Other Research:


Jeanine Deal

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I Think I Voted

Image from here

"Good enough!" said the man at the ballot tally-machine after my ballot went into the machine and displayed one green light and one red light.

"Good enough?" I repeated with a tone of inquiry.

"Good enough," he confirmed.

I did not vote a straight ticket.  The ladies at the table beforehand told me it was okay to leave that section blank, so I did.  Instead, I choose individuals from various parties:  Green, Democratic, Libertarian, Working Class, U.S. Taxpayers, and Republican.  

Variety is the spice of life, right?

WARNING:  I'm about to give unsolicited advise, 
but only to those who've already decided 
they are NOT going to vote for the next US President...

Voting for a third-party presidential candidate will help third-parties reach 5% of the popular vote, which then qualifies them for public campaign funding assistance.

You know the old saying, "If we always do what we've always done, we'll keep on getting what we've always gotten."  And the two-party system has gotten us where we are today, which may be why some (you?) decided not to vote.   

How can we expect our government to change, unless WE change?  

We can begin with our vote, and look beyond the two-party system.  And give some of these third-party candidates a chance.  

I voted for at least one individual from all six-parties, not so much because I like the party, but because I like the person, who they are, where they've been, and what they stand for.  

I voted with my conscious.  I voted with my heart.  

Not for "the lesser of two-evils," and not necessarily to win.  

But to score.  


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sensitive to Wireless Technology in the US?

Do you consider yourself sensitive to wireless technology and/or electromagnetic fields?

Has a physician diagnosed you as sensitive to electromagnetic fields?

Would you like to have public places you can go that are free of WiFi routers,
 cell towers and antenna for health reasons?

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is taking public comments during their Stakeholder Listening Session, which is going on until December 12, 2016.

Catherine Kleiber of ElectricalPollution.com wrote:

If you are experiencing environmentally induced functional impairment from wireless technology (a.k.a. radiofrequency sickness, electrotoxicity, etc.), please take a moment to participate in the listening sessions...   Environmentally-induced functional impairments are covered under the 2008 ADA Amendments.
~ We have until December 12, 2016 to submit a written comment ~

The NIDILRR requests that your comments answer the following questions:

  • What issues (barriers) make it challenging for you to be an active member of your community?
  • What improvements (name the top one or two) would make your daily life better?
  • What has changed, for better or worse, in the last five years that as affected your ability to achieve your goals?
There are also opportunities to speak in-person, or over the phone, regarding environmentally induced functional impairment, though that opportunity ends on December 5, 2016.  Please see the Stakeholder Listening Session page for more details about in-person or phone comments.

Catherine wrote:
It is imperative that they hear from as many people as possible with narrow specific needs e.g. no wireless, especially WiFi, in public buildings and public spaces, especially medical facilities.  If you have time and are able to do so, please back up your story and the need for wireless-free public buildings and public spaces with research.  If not, your story and the stated accessibility barrier are sufficient.
Please email written comments to:

Catherine also wrote:
Please send a copy of those comments to your National Congressional Delegation (2 Senators and 1 Representative) Look them up at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and http://www.house.gov/representatives/.   
Ask that they stop funding wireless broadband, repeal section 704 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, give the EPA authority to establish population-based biologically-protective limits for wireless radiation, and ban WiFi from public buildings and public spaces. 
They need to hear about this continually from everyone before they will act.  Only rarely do people take action on new information the first time they hear it. 
Thank you for taking the time to participate.  Change will not happen without your active participation.
~ Please submit your written comment by December 12, 2016 ~ 

~ Thank you! ~

[Update November 26, 2016]:  My comment is here.

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