- A fire claimed to be a smart meter fire in Memphis. The Utility says it was a digital meter, not a smart meter. Digital meters have some of the same problems as the smeters. They are plastic, they have a switch mode power supply, they are devices that are not certified to be stuffed into a meter base that was designed and certified to hold an analog. Only an analog is safe to be in an analog-certified base.
- Yesterday, June 8, Oz did a segment on smart phones, primarily addressing the risk to children. It’s not as strong on the science as I would have liked, but he is reaching an audience with info. that is vital. A good start. There are 2 parts, interrupted by a commercial.
- A new study shows EEG changes caused by use of cell phones. It’s important to remember that the cell manuals say the phone should be kept approximately an inch from all parts of the body when the phone is turned on!
The aim of this study was to investigate whether a 15-minute placement of a 3G dialing mobile phone causes direct changes in EEG activity compared to the placement of a sham phone. Furthermore, it was investigated whether placement of the mobile phone on the ear or the heart would result in different outcomes.
Thirty-one healthy females participated. All subjects were measured twice: on one of the two days the mobile phone was attached to the ear, the other day to the chest. In this single-blind, cross-over design, assessments in the sham phone condition were conducted directly preceding and following the mobile phone exposure. During each assessment, EEG activity and radiofrequency radiation were recorded jointly. Delta, theta, alpha, slowbeta, fastbeta, and gamma activity was computed. The association between radiation exposure and the EEG was tested using multilevel random regression analyses with radiation as predictor of main interest.
Significant radiation effects were found for the alpha, slowbeta, fastbeta, and gamma bands. When analyzed separately, ear location of the phone was associated with significant results, while chest placement was not
- Here is a link to some very interesting videos, some of which are quite long, but good, especially for those new to this topic.
From a member who is an engineer.
We all have to help out in any way possible. This is what we are up against:
The adjective Orwellian refers to these behaviours of The Party, especially when the Party is the State:
- Invasion of personal privacy, either directly physically or indirectly by surveillance.
- State control of its citizens’ daily life, as in a “Big Brother” society.
- Official encouragement of policies contributing to the socio-economic disintegration of the family.
- The adoration of state leaders and their Party.
- The encouragement of “doublethink“, whereby the population must learn to embrace inconsistent concepts without dissent, e.g. giving up liberty for freedom. Similar terms used are “doublespeak“, and “newspeak“.
- The revision of history in the favour of the State’s interpretation of it.
- A (generally) dystopian future.
- The use of euphemism to describe an agency, program or other concept, especially when the name denotes the opposite of what is actually occurring. E.g. a department that wages war is called the “Ministry of Peace”
Sent to the Kelowna Mayor and Council by a member:
Mayor and City Council,
An excellent interview with the Collingwood, Ont. homeowner whose smart meter caught fire last weekend is in the link below. Several other people called in to report similar incidents on their homes. Hopefully this will raise awareness in Ontario to get someone investigating fires there. We know these incidents are happening in BC as well. The same thing is happening everywhere. Smart meters are a public safety hazard. When the smart meter caught fire in Collingwood in the middle of the night, it disabled the smoke detector, alarm system and telephone. The smoke detector and alarm system could no longer work to alert the occupants of the home. They only managed to get out of the home because they were awoken by their dog. They could not call 911 because the smart meter fire also disabled the telephone. This is happening in BC and this is what Fortis is installing on our homes in Kelowna.
Over sixty municipalities, regional districts and First Nation governments in BC including the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen have called for a moratorium on “smart” utility meters in their communities. Leaders in over sixty communities have stepped up to protect their citizens. They are not just passing responsibility onto the BCUC or elsewhere. They are taking action.
When will our Mayor and City Council step up to protect its citizens?