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.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Message To Analog Meter Choice Advocates in Michigan



We only need a couple more votes to get HB 4220 out of the Energy Policy Committee, and on to the full House of Representatives.  We are so close to achieving this!

If you haven't already, please ask HB 4220 supportive representatives, not on the committee, for their help.

If your representative is not on the Energy Policy Committee but has told you they do support HB 4220, please call them today!

Please ask them to speak with one or more of their colleagues on the Energy Policy Committee who have not yet committed to a "YES" vote.  

Here's a suggestion of what you can say:

  • Hello Representative _______, my name is _______, and I am one of your constituents.
  • I need your help getting HB 4220, analog utility meter choice legislation, out of committee.
  • Please speak with one or more of your colleagues on the Energy Policy Committee who have not yet committed to a "YES" vote.
  • Please ask them to support HB 4220!  
  • Thank you!



You can suggest one or more of the following Energy Policy Committee representatives who have not yet committed to a "YES" vote:  

  • Beth Griffin
  • Roger Hauck
  • Beau LaFave
  • James Lower
  • Jim Tedder
  • Joseph Bellino
  • Tim Sneller
  • Darrin Camilleri
  • Scott Dianda
  • Brian Elder
  • Patrick Green



These are the representatives believed to support HB 4220, who are not on the Energy Policy Committee:

  • Sue Allor - phone 517-373-0833 or 231-833-0700
  • Edward Canfield - phone 517-373-0476
  • Lee Chatfield - phone 517-373-2629 or 231-881-0287
  • John Chirkun - phone 517-373-0854 or 586-943-8937
  • Christine Grieg - phone 517-373-1793 or 248-238-3969
  • Shane Hernandez - phone 517-373-0835 or 517-798-6212
  • Kevin Hertel - phone 517-373-1180 or 586-596-5411
  • Michele Hoitenga - phone 517-373-1747 or 231-878-3888
  • Pamela Hornberger - phone 517-373-8931 or 586-850-4286
  • Gary Howell - phone 517-373-1800
  • Martin Howrylak - phone 517-373-1783 or 248-952-8683
  • Holly Hughes - phone 517-373-3436 or 231-894-5956
  • Tim Kelly - phone 517-373-0837 or 989-906-6759
  • Robert Kosowski - phone 517-373-2576 or 734-467-1798
  • Frank Liberati - phone 517-373-0845 
  • Peter Lucido - phone 517-373-0834 or 586-206-3133
  • Michael McCready - phone 517-373-8670 or 248-930-1555
  • Jeremy Moss - phone 517-373-1788 or 248-819-1802
  • Jeff Noble  - phone 517-373-3816
  • Rose Mary Robinson - phone 517-373-1008 or 313-832-2675
  • Jim Runestad - phone 517-373-2616 or 248-779-7085
  • Lana Theis - phone 517-373-1784 or 517-515-5550
  • Jason Wentworth - phone 517-373-8962
  • Henry Yanez - phone 517-373-2275
  • Adam Zemke - phone 517-373-1792 or 734-645-3186



If your representative is one of the supporters listed immediately above, please call them today and ask them to speak with one or more of their colleagues on the Energy Policy Committee!

If you're not sure who your representative is, you can find that information here.

If you have any questions about this, please email AnalogMeterChoice@gmail.com, and add that address to your contacts list to assure messages go to your Primary Inbox.


Thank you for all you do to help this legislation!
Please share this message with family and friends.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

April 28th Open Letter to Energy Policy Committee



On April 28th of this year, I sent the following "open letter - for the record" about a recent very one-sided news article on Analog Utility Meter Choice legislation in Michigan, to Representative Glenn, Chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, and copied all the members of the committee:

Dear Representative Glenn, 
This article was published yesterday by DEI (Daily Energy Insider):  Smart meters opt-out bill ready for Michigan House energy committee vote - Daily Energy Insider 
Most customers of DTE Energy and Consumers Energy were not given the option of "opting-IN" to the smart and electronic metering program.   
Consumers Energy claimed in their testimony that only a small percentage of customers "opted-OUT", yet they also admitted that a customer would have to go to their website and click on a tab having to do with "questions" in order to find any information about an "opt-out program".  It is no wonder so few opted-out. 
Some customers have had electricity shut-off for refusing a "smart" meter, and have gone through two or more Michigan winters with no electricity.  They would most likely argue that thoughtfulness (per the article) was not, and has not, been used. Regardless of what DTE Energy and Consumers Energy say about privacy and cyber security, "smart" meters remain a "digital back door" to our homes and our personal lives via the wireless connection.   
This article also mentioned that analog meters would cost customers more money to keep in place.  Neither DTE Energy nor Consumers Energy has offered to "show us the books" to prove this claim.  How could a system of metering that has been in place for decades (analog metering), suddenly cost "roughly $9 million more annually for energy"? 
With analog choice, we are not asking for anything new or special.  We are simply asking for the continuation of a system of utility metering that does not infringe upon our property, and other personal rights. 
Thank you for all you do to support this legislation. 
Sincerely, 
Jeanine Susan Deal  
Battle Creek, MI  49015

Thursday, April 13, 2017

"V2V" - Vehicle to Vehicle Technology


From EMF Safety Network:
The stated purpose of the V2V (vehicle to vehicle) is to improve driving safety by warning drivers of imminent crash risks in time to avoid them and pave the way for self-driving cars.

V2V is like a smart meter in your car! The antenna is omni-directional, allowed to transmit up to approximately 2 watts of power output at 10 Mhz and 5.9 Ghz with a range of 300 meters, or three football fields in length, every 100 milliseconds, or 10 pulses a second. The proximity of the transmitter to the driver and passengers is unknown, but could be inches to a few feet away from people in the car.

We strongly oppose mandating V2V in cars and light trucks. All roadway corridors will have significant increases in RFR (radiofrequency radiation) exposure from V2V and supporting infrastructure.  V2V poses increased safety hazards to drivers, passengers, people in homes who live along roadways, cyclists, and pedestrians. Increased RFR exposure from V2V threatens nature, trees, birds, bees and other insects. Vulnerable populations such as children, seniors, people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), and people with medical implants are at greater risk of harm.  Assertions of RFR harm are based in peer reviewed published science.

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) states they are taking RFR concerns seriously, however they make a couple of important inaccurate statements: 
  1. No scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses.
  2. There’s no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to EMF exposure.
  3. The National Environmental Policy Act does not apply.
  4. V2V will not have a disproportionate effect on children.
  5. Consumer education by the Federal Government and vehicle manufacturers may help to alleviate RFR concerns.
We believe V2V technology will not make driving safer, but will make driving more harmful to people and the environment, create mobility access barriers, and should be stopped.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was taking comments on V2V technology at Regulations.gov until yesterday (April 12, 2017).

So I wrote the following impassioned comment:
V2V technology uses radiofrequency radiation.  Show me absolute PROOF that radiofrequency radiation is 100% SAFE.
Radiofrequency radiation IS NOT 100% SAFE as EVIDENCED by the above links.  THIS HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR LITERALLY LIFETIMES. 
"Non-ionizing radiation is found in a wide range of occupational settings and can pose a CONSIDERABLE HEALTH RISK to potentially exposed workers IF NOT PROPERLY CONTROLLED."
We have lost all common sense and logic when it comes to radiofrequency radiation.  
For profit.  
For political contributions.  
For bribes.  
For money.  
Judas sold Jesus out for 30 pieces of gold.  YOU will be NO BETTER THAN JUDAS, selling the public out, for what?  
"30 pieces of gold." 
The NTP (National Toxicology Program) study shows an increase in tumors with exposure to radiofrequency radiation: 
WHY ARE YOU IGNORING THIS?  How many people MUST GET SICK and/or DIE from EXPOSURE to RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION for you to LISTEN and NOT be SEDUCED by the MONEY?
Some people who have gone through chemotherapy are told by their medical doctors, "NO MORE RADIATION."  WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT IS? 
V2V technology *********IS MORE RADIATION.*********  More radiation that will be nearly UNAVOIDABLE unless one becomes a hermit. 
Some people will not be able to get NEAR new vehicles and ALL ROADS if V2V technology is mandated. 
Some people will abandon driving or even ENTERING vehicles because of the dose of radiofrequency radiation they WILL RECEIVE if they DO. 
I STRONGLY OPPOSE MANDATING V2V TECHNOLOGY.  And given the facts I have presented, SO SHOULD YOU, lest you END UP LIKE JUDAS. 
I REQUEST YOU MOVE TO ABANDON ALL MANDATED V2V TECHNOLOGY.
 
'Wonder if they'll listen... 




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Eyes Are On Michigan!


Most of us are already aware of the issues with new public utility meters (sometimes called "smart", advanced, digital, AMI, AMR, or AMR ERT).  If you're not, please watch this documentary from Take Back Your Power, read through some of this blog, and/or listen to the testimonies given at the Michigan Energy Policy Committee public hearings, part 1, part 2, and part 3.  

There are very serious issues with the new meters, which is why momentum is building to pass legislation that will allow natural gas and electric public utility customers the right to "opt-put" and keep using analog meters (that have never had a fraction of the issues) without having to pay extra (extortion) fees to do so.

From New York:

Woodstock NY- This is a serious issue because once you all have smartmeters, you will not be able to get rid of them. Better to ensure a good opt out program, for now.
On Saturday, April 8th, at 7 p.m., the Woodstock Smart Meter Forum is showing a film on the smart meter hearings presently taking place in Lansing, Michigan. Afterwards, former Ulster County legislators, Terry Bernardo and Mike Madsen, will discuss legislative best practices on getting an analog opt-out bill through the NYS Assembly and Senate. Stop Smart Meters Woodstock’s presentation is free and open to all, and will take place at the Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Lane in Woodstock. For more information call 679-8111.

Michigan - A Call To Action:

Please call one or more of the Energy Policy Committee members (listed below) who have not yet committed to supporting HB 4220, and ask them to support "no-fee" Analog Utility Meter Choice!  Here's a script of what you can say:

"Hello. My name is ______.  I live in  _____.  I am asking you to support House Bill 4220, which gives me the right to choose an ANALOG gas or electric utility meter, without having to pay extra fees .  I want the right to choose my meter.  Please support House Bill 4220."

Thank you for all you do to support this legislation!

Michigan Energy Policy Committee members who have not yet committed to a "yes" vote on HB 4220:

Roger Hauck (R) 99th District
Phone:  (517) 373-1789
Email:  RogerHauck@house.mi.gov 
Isabella County, Midland County (part),  Coleman city,  Edenville Township,  Geneva Township,  Greendale Township,  Hope Township,  Ingersoll Township,  Jasper Township,  Mills Township,  Mount Haley Township,  Porter Township,  Warren Township 

James Lower (R) 70th District
Phone:  (517) 373-0834
Email:  JamesLower@house.mi.gov
Gratiot County (part):  Alma city,  Arcada Township (part),  Bethany Township,  Emerson Township (part),  Pine River Township,  St Louis city,  Seville Township, Montcalm County

Beth Griffin (R) 66th District
Phone:  (517) 373-0839
Email:  BethGriffin@house.mi.gov
Kalamazoo County (part):  Alamo Township,  Cooper Township,  Parchment city, Van Buren County

Jim Tedder (R) 43rd District
Phone:  517-373-0615
Email:  JimTedder@house.mi.gov
Oakland County (part),  Independence Township,  Lake Angelus city,  Village of Clarkston city,  Waterford Township (part) 

John Riley (R) 46th District
Phone:  517-373-1798
Email:  JohnReilly@house.mi.gov
Oakland County (part) Addison Township Brandon Township Oakland Charter Township (part) Orion Township Oxford Township 

Beau LaFave (R) 108th District
Phone: (517) 373-0156
Email: BeauLaFave@house.mi.gov
Delta County, Dickinson County, Menominee County 

Joseph Bellino (R) 17th District
Phone: (517) 373-1530
Email: JosephBellino@house.mi.gov
Monroe County (part):  Ash Township,  Berlin Township,  Exeter Township,  Frenchtown Township,  London Township,  Monroe city,  Monroe Township (part).  Wayne County (part):  Flat Rock city,  Rockwood city,  Sumpter Township

Donna Lasinski (D) 52nd District
Phone: (517) 373-0828
Email: DonnaLasinski@house.mi.gov 
Washtenaw County (part): Ann Arbor city (part), Bridgewater Township, Chelsea city, Dexter Township, Freedom Township, Lima Township, Lodi Township, Lyndon Township, Manchester Township, Northfield Township, Salem Township, Saline city, Saline Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township, Sylvan Township, Webster Township

Scott Dianda (D) 110th District
Phone:  517-373-0850
Email:  scottdianda@house.mi.gov
Baraga County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, Iron County, Keweenaw County, Marquette County (part): Ishpeming Township, Powell Township, Ontonagon County

Brian Elder (D) 96th District 
Phone: (517) 373-0158
Email: BrianElder@house.mi.gov
Bay County (part): Bangor Township, Bay City city, Essexville city, Frankenlust Township, Hampton Township, Kawkawlin Township, Merritt Township, Monitor Township, Portsmouth Township

Patrick Green (D) 28th District
Phone: (517) 373-1772
Email: PatrickGreen@house.mi.gov
Macomb County (part): Center Line city, Warren city (part)

John Kivela (D) 109th District
Phone: (517) 373-0498
Email: johnkivela@house.mi.gov
Alger County, Luce County, Marquette County (part): Champion Township, Chocolay Township, Ely Township, Ewing Township, Forsyth Township, Humboldt Township, Ishpeming city, Marquette city, Marquette Township, Michigamme Township, Negaunee city, Negaunee Township, Republic Township, Richmond Township, Sands Township, Skandia Township, Tilden Township, Turin Township, Wells Township, West Branch Township, Schoolcraft County

Darrin Camilleri (D) 23rd District 
Phone: (517) 373-0855
Email: DarrinCamilleri@house.mi.gov
Detroit area (part), Brownstone Township, Huron Township, Gibraltar city, Trenton city, Woodhaven city, Grosse Ile Township