1) Lawsuit in Maine against a power company that is in the process of installing a radar system in a Globally Important Bird Conservation Area designated by the American Bird Conservancy. Radar can use a wide range of frequencies up to and including milliwaves.
“West Bath, Maine 7/21/20: Today in Maine Superior Court, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) filed a nuisance lawsuit against Central Maine Power (CMP) alleging the company’s discretionary tower lighting and in-process radar facility at the Chops is harming and threatens to harm residents and wildlife in the unique natural area….
CMP is now working on an active aircraft detection lighting system using radar to irradiate an area of over 2,000 square miles with microwaves in order to detect approaching aircraft and only turn lights on when planes are within 3.5 miles of the towers.”
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Percentage of Studies that reported harmful effects of EMR
2) A member found a very interesting report completed by several PhD students on the Canadian media and internet. As we all know, none of the important news about scientific studies about microwave radiation, e.g. NTP and Ramazzini studies, or reports on cellphones with emissions exceeding Safety Code 6, e.g. Phonegate, ever are published in our newspapers or produced on TV. Seldom, if ever, do any of the excellent letters many of us have written to newspapers get included by editors. We’ve known that much of the media is owned by the telecoms, but this report says that more is owned than I ever imagined. And the ramifications limit freedom of the press and result in the public being left ill-informed and misled. Below I’ve included a couple of the points that I noticed as I read this 102 page report. Others are at:
I’m sure I’ve missed many other significant ones. Question: how can we use this information to let people know that the media is so heavily controlled by the telecoms and, therefore, has major conflicts of interest with many issues, e.g. science, security, privacy?….
MEDIA AND INTERNET CONCENTRATION IN CANADA, 1984-2017
– pg. 5/102 – “As a result, Canada stands alone in the developed world on account of the fact that all of the main TV services in the country, except for the CBC and Netflix, are owned by telecoms operators.”
– pg. 5/102 – “In the US, like most other countries as well, most broadcast and pay TV services are not owned by telecoms operators—a fact that has extremely important implications, as this report shows.”
– pg. 20 – “To put it simply, the more concentrated the digital media giants are, the greater their capacity for mischief and to impose standards on the communications environment without consulting people or securing their consent—the prerequisites for legitimacy in a democracy.” (examples were provided)
– pg. 86 – “…all of the TV groups in Canada and their vertically-integrated masters point to falling advertising revenue and intensifying rivalry with Netflix, Google and Facebook to push the CRTC to relax the privacy rules under which they operate, or at least to charitably interpret those rules so that they can harvest massive amounts of sensitive and personal data from people’s cable TV boxes, internet connections and mobile devices.”
3) As we’ve learned, smeters are a key component of the 5G grid, being able to gather personal data from us in our homes. This article lauds this feature of the “smart” grid, which uses the internet, making our personal data accessible via the Internet of Things. Our smeters have a ZigBee chip that, when activated, will communicate with “smart” devices in our homes, those things that also have communication chips. Many new appliances and devices, like TVs and fridges, have these and as far as I know it is very difficult, if not impossible, to deactivate these chips. Cindy Sage (of the BioInitiative Report) reported years ago that when she learned that her new washing machine had a chip, she was told that if she deactivated or removed it, her warranty would be void.
Smart metering for ‘Smart Cities’
“Smart meter gives best home energy management solutions for smart homes using technologies like (Zigbee or WiFi)….
AMI benefits: ….
• Data collection and minor repairs can be done remotely, without scheduled maintenance.
• Problems can be identified and solved remotely.
• AMI programmes can notify governments about accurate Kwh consumptions across all consumers and it helps them in subsidy payments.
• AMI will facilitate the integration of electric vehicles and smart appliances.
Hence, Advanced metering systems are the foot soldiers of the smart grid.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“It’s dangerous when people are willing to give up their privacy.” Noam Chomsky