1) I am sorry that I did not get this in time to let you know. I’m sure I will get minutes of the meeting from Marg, which I will share. As before, I would recommend that you consider getting on Marg’s mailing list so you can get notices in time to attend future ‘meetings’.
WHY Birds, Bees and Trees Need Protection in Law from Wireless Radiation
HOW We Can Make It Happen
By Marg Friesen – Biologist
2) The telecoms’ tentacles reach everywhere, and this is a prime example. A doctor working for the FDA in the USA, like many others, giving false info about the safety of microwave radiation. They need to be outed and doctors, especially, need to be kicked out of the profession.
Request Submitted for Investigation of FDA Doctor in re Possible Conflicts of Interest on Cell Phone Radiation Safety Assurances
“EHT is sharing a recent request to the FDA for an investigation related to possible conflicts of interest at the FDA, specifically in regards to FDA’s Dr. Shuren who provided false safety assurances to the FCC in regards to cell phone and wireless radiation….
“Dr. Shuren’s family benefits from a billion-dollar telecom practice in the Arnold & Porter law firm where his wife is a partner. Most alarming was this quote from the law firm’s website: “We played a lead role in every transaction undertaken by AT&T (formerly SBC) since the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act…””
3) You’re invited to attend the monthly meeting of Massachusetts for Safe Technology. This will be an opportunity to hear if/how Verizon has responded to the Cease and Desist Order. I just got this notice on Tuesday so you are being given very short notice for what will be a very interesting meeting. If you want some advance notice that I may not be able to provide, I suggest you sign up for Cece’s newsletter.
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Monthly Meeting Wednesday at Noon Eastern
“Everyone is welcome to join us to discuss efforts at the state and local level to move the needle to safe technology. You needn’t be from Massachusetts to attend.
Please register below for this Zoom meeting. If you can’t be with us but have an update to share, please email it to: MA4SafeTech@gmail.com.
On April 11, 2022 the Pittsfield Board of Health became the first in the nation to issue an Emergency Order of discontinuance and abatement to Verizon to turn off the cell tower that made 17 children and adults sick, and the pollinators disappear.
The Emergency Order is filled with scientific and medical facts as well as industry disinformation that all of our towns and loved ones should be aware of.
Feel free to read the order, share with your own town, and join us Wednesday for an update from Pittsfield.”
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd–trD8oHdRoi59cEDL6tNlfPPoRPihF Registration is required.
4) I am still trying to get an answer about 911 service when we have only digital phone service and our copper landlines have been cut. My most recent correspondence, this with Public Safety Canada, is below in Letters.
Response to my Jan. 20 email in which I’ve asked specific questions about the problems caused by and associated with eliminating the copper landline for phones. Still no answers. Again, the onus is being put on us to figure out how to stay safe and connected. That is not what the CRTC regulations say. Everyone keeps referring my questions to Claude Doucet, Secretary General of the CRTC but I’ve received nothing from him. I am trying to find an email address. I may have to write an old-fashioned snail mail. I hope others are writing, too. I am but one voice and it takes many to even get a little attention. CRTC, Telus, Ombudspersons, Consumer Affairs — someone needs to realize that this IS a problem. BTW my MP, Randall Garrison, as usual has not responded to any of my emails.
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From: “snoble19” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: “Minister of Public Safety, Ministre de la Sécurité publique (PS/SP)” <email@example.com>
Cc: “randall garrison” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2022 4:49:23 PM
Subject: Re: BLR-009534 Response from minister of Public Saf ety / Réponse du ministre de Sécurité Publique
Dear Mr. Trevor Bhupsingh,
Thank you for your correspondence of January 20 in response to mine of Aug 6, 2021 regarding the failure of the Net Gen 911 service to provide emergency access during a prolonged power outage for many people.
” As you may be aware, the provision of 9-1-1 services throughout Canada is complex and requires coordination between various parties, including telephone and wireless companies, Provincial/Territorial, and municipal governments, and the CRTC. The current state of technology provides Canadians with the tools to make Voice or Teletypewriter (TTY) and Text for hard-of-hearing (T911) calls through landline, cellular and voice-over-IP (VoIP) wherever 9-1-1 emergency call services have been established.”
Unfortunately when the copper landline is eliminated, as it is with the digital phone service, emergency phone service (911) which is required by CRTC, is dependent upon the availability of electricity or cellular access. When there is neither, how will people access 911 services during an emergency? This was the cruxt of my Aug. 6 email, and it remains unanswered. What if there is no cellular or VoIP available?
Your suggestion depends on several things during a prolonged outage:
1) The person has a cell phone. Many of us do not — I for one do not have one and have no intention of purchasing on.
2) The cell phone is charged and functioning.
3) The cell tower has a generator and is working. Many cell towers will be “out” when there is a prolonged power outage making cell phones useless.
4) The internet (VoIP) is still available, but it is electricity or cell service dependent
4) The digital phone’s battery has a charge, but this is unlikely after a few hours of outage.
Further you advised:
“The CRTC has directed telecommunications to transition their networks in order to be ready to provide NG9-1-1 services, including the ability to communicate with 9-1-1 services in real time using text messaging, by March 2025.”
Text messaging is dependent on the points noted above, #1-3.
CRTC has told me that they are not responsible for telephone companies’ polices or practices and, therefore, it is up to the companies to answer my questions. As I stated in my earlier communications, Telus told me that I should make provisions for the eventuality of a prolonged outage, e.g. buy addition batteries to power the modem. This puts the onus, the costs, and responsibility on the customer, relieving Telus and other phone companies from having to address this critical issue.
Would you please advise how people will be able to communicate with emergency services after NG9-1-1 is implemented? This was my initial question which was not addressed in your response.
You indicate that discussion and collaboration are ongoing. I would ask that this important issue be addressed before the plan is finalized and the resolution be communicated with the public. Many people are unaware that this conversion to digital service could eliminate the availability of 911 service when they most need it — during an emergency.
May I ask that you forward this to Mr. Claude Doucet? You had copied him on your response but did not provide his contact information.
I hope you will address my concerns directly, and look forward to future correspondence on this topic.
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From: “Minister of Public Safety, Ministre de la Sécurité publique (PS/SP)” <email@example.com>
To: “snoble19” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:05:18 AM
Subject: BLR-009534 Response from minister of Public Safety / Réponse du ministre de Sécurité Publique
Please find attached a response prepared by Public Safety Canada. https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/911-Emergency-Phone-Services-Public-Safety-Canada-Reply-to-Sharon-Noble-January-14-2022.pdf
Please do not send a reply to this email address.
Ministerial Correspondence Unit
Public Safety Canada
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” Aldous Huxley