1) ITRON’s new generation of smeters is better able to gather more data remotely and, perhaps, control more things, such as solar input. I will ask some technical people for their input about this new smeter and will share anything significant that I learn. I wonder if BC Hydro and FortisBC will be spending more of our money to “upgrade” to these. I doubt they will tell us.
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Itron and Utilidata Launch a Grid Voltage Control ‘App’ for Next-Generation Smart Meters
But Itron’s OpenWay Riva platform, launched in 2014, was designed specifically to bring AMI up to the smartphone standard. Its new devices pack enough memory and processing power to support over-air upgrades and run multiple software packages simultaneously. They also run Cisco’s IOx networking software for distributed computing, based on the open-source Linux operating system — an environment that opens the roster of potential “app” providers from thousands to millions.
2) An interesting interview with Barrie Trower, from the UK. The video (for the most part) has nothing to do with what Barrie is speaking about..
Barrie Trower On 5G Microwaves ; There is No safe Place, No Where To Go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2DSKl1ts0w&feature=youtu.be (14:31 minutes)
3) Various US media, not the major ones as far as I am aware, are sharing and speaking about The Nation’s article about how industry is stifling and controlling information about cell phone safety. Isn’t it odd that no Canadian media has re-circulated this significant article? Please, try to get some of these articles (by The Nation, Democracy Now, On Point (NPR)) that were in last night’s update) published in your local newspapers and, perhaps, even the major media outlets (the links are below this article in case you missed them).
“Big Wireless” Uses Big Tobacco Tactics To Divide And Confuse Us On Cell Phone Safety. 2005 Film, “Thank You For Smoking” Demonstrates The Process.
“The Nation recently published an article about cell phone safety which is being recirculated by other publications such as Democracy Now.
Yesterday NPR featured the article and topic for discussion during their On Point program.
Journalist Mark Hertsgaard, scientists, and activists discussed the “controversy” about whether or not cell phones and other wireless WiFi radiation-emitting devices are actually safe. It basically summed up that all of us have been played the same way we were by Big Tobacco and Big Oil.”
The Nation: https://www.thenation.com/article/how-big-wireless-made-us-think-that-cell-phones-are-safe-a-special-investigation
Democracy Now, Part 1: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/how_the_wireless_industry_convinced_the#transcript
Part 2: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/5/how_big_wireless_war_gamed_the
On Point, NPR: http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/04/05/cell-phones-cancer-connection
4) Non smeter or EMR, but another example of how the news we are given is twisted and controlled. This from a member:
‘Held hostage’: Sinclair Media Company employees signed rare contract clause
“On-air employees of Sinclair Media Group are facing criticism for reading a message about fake news on air that was mandated by head office. But had they resigned in protest, they could have been asked to pay back 40 per cent of their annual compensation because of a rare contract clause.
Employees could have been required to pay back wages had they resigned in protest over ‘fake news’ script”.
From: J. Sparacino (name given with permission)
Sent: April 6, 2018
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mayor and Council,
Here is more information regarding the growing concern over and resistance to the proliferation of microwave emitting devices. At this point, if you decided to act on behalf of the citizens you are charged with protecting, you would be following an example already set in other regions with no fear of taking a leadership role in that direction. As I have said in previous emails, the concern and resistance to these devices is only growing.
In one community in Maryland, people are fighting the installation of microcells in residential neighbourhoods. This YouTube of a meeting this week shows members of the community presenting their concerns to Council. At around min. 34 a member of Environmental Health Trust, Theodora Scarato speaks about the NTP review panel which she attended, and the Ramazzini report. This info needs to be provided to every City Council because the public health of the community is the responsibility of local government.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewb47fq6GCs&feature=youtu.be 48 min.
Montgomery County Hearing on 5G Small Cells Near Homes April 2, 2018
Montgomery County residents fighting rezoning to allow new 5G cell towers
It is being called the next generation of wireless technology, but some residents in Montgomery County said new cell station equipment would come at a tremendous cost to the community.
One thing that was not discussed is that, according to Blake Levitt, industry will be using phased array antenna design to boost the power of the milliwave transmitters dramatically, allowing the waves to travel much farther and to penetrate everything much more efficiently. Here is an article by Arthur Firstenberg about this design – I’ve shared it before, in case it looks familiar.
5G – From Blankets To Bullets – Cellular Phone Task Force by Arthur Firstenberg.
The single most important fact about 5G that nobody is talking about is called “phased array.” It will totally change the way cell towers and cell phones are constructed and will transform the blanket of radiation which has enveloped our world for two decades into a million powerful beams whizzing by us at all times.
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From: J. Sparacino
Sent: April 5, 2018
To: Office of the Premier, BC <Premier@gov.bc.ca>; Andrew.Weaver.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Subject: Microwaves and cancer
To: The Honorable John Horgan, Premier, BC
Honorable Andrew Weaver, Leader Green Party of BC
Yet more information pours in regarding microwave exposure and cancer. Please read below:
More information about how the NTP study was conducted and the review process by the peer review panel. This panel arrived at a significant decision that THERE IS CLEAR EVIDENCE OF CARCINOGENICITY. This should change the way agencies like Health Canada and our provincial health authorities treat microwave radiation. The precautionary principle is called for and we should demand that important steps be taken now, like putting labels on cell phones and removing Wi-Fi from schools and smeters from homes.
NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions
“The experts recommended that tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, called malignant schwannomas, be reclassified from some evidence to clear evidence of carcinogenic activity…
NTP researchers also looked for noncancerous health effects in rats and mice. The panel agreed that there were increases in damage to brain tissue in exposed male and female rats, which further supported the classifications of cancerous effects in the brain.”
NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions (Environmental Factor, April 2018)
An expert panel recommended the National Toxicology Program indicate stronger evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation caused tumors in rats.
Although I thank you both for the confirmation of receipt of my email which I know is coming, I would appreciate a reaction from you or better yet, some action on this growing problem. It’s a growing problem because Telecom corporations continue to inundate our streets with microcells and cell towers continue to be erected.
Take this information seriously. This is going to create a burgeoning problem for our health care system and suffering for the population…. not to mention the ensuing lawsuits.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
~ Albert Einstein