1) A couple in the Nanaimo area has been living without BC Hydro’s services for more than 2 years because they refused to have a smeter on their home. I know many people have been threatened with loss of power for refusing to have a smeter or for attempting to have a new, certified analog installed by a qualified electrician. Are there others, like these people in Nanaimo, who are without the basic services that this crown corporation is supposed to provide? If you are, or know of someone who is, please send me details to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “no hydro” on the subject line.
2) The head of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman, is raising awareness re. wireless technology and EMF. This might be another doctor to which others can be referred.
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The Latest Science on the Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones with Dr. Devra Davis
“Electromagnetic frequencies, or EMFs, are actually all around us in the natural world, like the build up of electricity during a thunderstorm or the Earth’s magnetic field that animals use for migration. The problem is that man-made electrical devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi, computers, and microwaves, emit EMFs and have dramatically increased our exposure.
EMFs have been classified as a Group 2B possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization and research continues to reveal their negative impact on human health, due to interference with our internal cell membrane function, resulting in free radical production, DNA damage, and lower antioxidant levels.”
The podcast that he is supporting and promoting:
https://shows.acast.com/broken-brain/episodes/235-the-latest-science-on-the-link-between-cancer-and-cell-p (audio 1:30 hr.)
3) AT&T, being such a large company, can get fiber when other companies can’t, and it can’t get as much as it needs. Fiber is needed to provide the speeds demanded by city and urban customers but rural customers will have to stick with slower service because they would be “a waste of broadband-directed dollars.” An interesting approach. No word about Telus being affected.
AT&T delays 500.000 fiber-to-the-home builds due to severe fiber shortage
“AT&T says that supply-chain shortages will delay fiber construction to about 500,000 homes that it originally planned to wire up this year and warned that shortages are likely to impact other companies that purchase fiber even more….
AT&T has repeatedly touted the superiority of fiber when talking to investors despite fighting against nationwide fiber construction. In March, AT&T told the US that it shouldn’t demand high upload speeds when giving funding to ISPs, claiming that rural people don’t need fiber and should be satisfied with Internet service that provides only 10Mbps upload speeds.
AT&T doesn’t want to face competition from fiber in places that it has deemed not profitable enough for upgrades. AT&T’s March statement said that funding faster networks in areas not served by fiber “would needlessly devalue private investment and waste broadband-directed dollars.””
4) Some more nutty things: Today, in Costco, I saw 2 “smart” items that caught my interest:
a. Smart light bulbs. There are all sorts of these on various websites. Here is just one.
Dimmable, Smart, Wi-fi-Wiz Connected Wireless Light Bulb
- “Create a cozy atmosphere with a warm, relaxing soft white color
- Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri Shortcuts
- Control your lights wirelessly and remotely with the WiZ app”
b. Smart toilets. I have no idea what the Wi-Fi or remote control will do….
The 10 Best Smart Toilets of 2021 – Professionally Reviewed
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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