Stop Smart Meters call to action Thursday OCT 2 at the CPUC

-6Stop Smart Meters! is calling for people to demonstrate outside and speak inside at the CPUC’s October 2nd regular business meeting to demand an end to the smart meter opt out delay, and an end to the sleaze and corruption that line its halls.

Demonstrate Thursday, Oct. 2 8:30am- then…speak at CPUC Meeting 9:30am 505 Van Ness SF

Remember the public participation hearings in December of 2012 where more than 500 Californians spoke out against smart meters and the “opt out” fees that the utilities are using to prop up a hazardous and failing smart grid?

Now nearly two years later, and the CPUC has failed to rule on the issue and remained silent about the serious risks brought to its attention by the public, whistleblowers, and local politicians.  Perhaps they are hoping that if they drag this out long enough, people (and their complaints) will just go away.  Just the reverse is more likely.  If you ignore a festering wound, it just gets worse.

The CPUC that has been roundly criticized by the media, the public, and even its own staff over inappropriate and illegal collusion between Commissioners and PG&E as part of the San Bruno case.  This echoes our own experience of collusion between PG&E and the CPUC during the “Ralph” spy case in 2010, where it appeared that CPUC staff, paid by taxpayers, were actually working for PG&E rather than the public.

Meanwhile, neighboring Nevada has launched an inquiry into dozens of fire and electrical incidents from smart meters after a 61 year old woman and her animals were killed and a man’s face was burned in Reno earlier this year.

The house of cards is falling, all it needs is a little nudge from you, California:

DEMONSTRATION Thursday, October 2nd 8:30am  505 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco at the corner of McAllister under the Great Seal of the State of CaliforniaMeeting starts at 9:30am.  Sign in at the table in the foyer, but even if you don’t, you are entitled to speak for at least one minute if you arrive before the end of public comment.  Yes we know it is a toxic atmosphere there (in more ways than one) but especially if you have never spoken out at a meeting, it is important to get the facts on the record.

More information about this call to action on StopSmartMeters.org

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Working to counter the growing cancer of smart meters in Oklahoma: Class action lawsuit forming

legalThe law firm of Powers at Law LLC, Stop Smart Meters in Oklahoma, and residents in Oklahoma are teaming up to “counter the growing cancer of smart meters in Oklahoma”.

They seek to raise awareness of the smart meter problem and want to connect with people who are opposed to smart meters.  They are preparing for a class action lawsuit.   Please see their letter here: Oklahoma smart meter class action lawsuit

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This is not a tree

This is not a Tree is one man’s journey to understand the new grid of cell towers, and cell sites that have sprung up all around us. “This is not a tree” questions the notion that cell phones in our pocket, up to our head, wifi at home, work, schools, and cell towers are perfectly safe.

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CDC recommends caution on cell phones, then removes the warning

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

In response to questions about cell phone radiation and cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a FAQ about Cell Phones and Your Health,

On August 13, 2014 Dr. Joel Moskowitz reported the CDC called for caution on cell phones stating, “Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use.” (see screen shot of original page)

Dr.Louis Slesin of Microwave News also reported on the recommendation.  The statement  was a significant step in acknowledging the health threat of wireless radiation from cell and cordless phones, (and by extension other wireless devices such as baby monitors; wi-fi routers; computers; and smart meters.)

A week after Dr. Moskowitz reported on the FAQ, the CDC removed and substantially changed the language. 

Can using a cell phone cause cancer?
August 13: There is no scientific evidence that provides a definite answer to that question. Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use. More research is needed before we know for sure if using cell phones causes cancer.

August 20:  There is no scientific evidence that provides a definite answer to that question. Some organizations recommend caution in cell phone use. More research is needed before we know if using cell phones causes health effects.

Two other sections were also changed to dumb down the language:

Should people stop using cell phones?
August 13: “Scientific studies are ongoing. Someday cellphones may be found to cause health problems we are not aware of at this time. However it is also important to consider the benefits of cell phones. They can be valuable in an urgent or emergency situation – and even save lives.”

August 20: “At this time we do not have the science to link health problems to cell phone use. Scientific studies are underway to determine whether cell phone use may cause health effects. It is also important to consider the benefits of cell phones. Their use can be valuable in an urgent or emergency situation – and even save lives.”

Do cell phones cause health problems in children?
August 13: “It’s too soon to know for sure. Children who use cell phones – and continue to use them as they get older – are likely to be around RF for many years. If RF does cause health problems, kids who use cell phones may have a higher chance of developing these problems in the future.”

August 20: “It’s not known if cell phone use by children can cause health problems.”

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Alice Hamilton imageI started to wonder if there might be evidence for the recommended caution by the CDC, so I searched their website and found a 2012 Alice Hamilton Award (see Exposure and Risk category/ honorable mention) that went to this study: “Risk of brain tumours in relation to estimated RF dose from mobile phones: results from five Interphone countries”

The award description language is strong on the association between cell phone radiation and cancer, especially compared to the CDC FAQ.  For example:  “…a significant dose-response was found with gliomas for phone use of more than 7 years.”;  “…RF emissions from cell phones could be a causal factor in brain cancer.”; “In addition to providing evidence for cell phone carcinogenesis, the findings of these two papers also help identify preventive measures.”

So why did the CDC take back their public health warning? Dr. Moskowitz comments, “Knowing how much administrative oversight CDC typically provides its media relations unit, we doubt that the CDC’s new policy statements were simply a mistake.”

Dr. Louis Slesin writes, “CDC decided it had overstepped —or, more likely, someone held its feet to the fire.” 

More on this story at: microwavenews.com See also: Say What CDC Flip Flops on Cell Phone Danger

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Stop cell towers on 73 public schools in Prince George’s County

Parents and residents in Prince George’s County Maryland have started a campaign “Safe Schools for Prince George’s County” to stop the construction of cell towers on 73 school grounds citing safety, property devaluation, lack of community notice, zoning issues, and health issues from wireless radiation exposure.  Several cell towers are moving forward despite community opposition.

Many parents had no idea of these plans for their child’s school. Residents near schools were also not notified. Parents are rightly concerned about their children’s health.

Dr. Martha Herbert, pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School
“EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place.”

The Coalition is calling for a cancellation of all cell-tower contracts.

SENTINEL_2014-05-22_Duncan_No_BrainerSign their petition: Stop Cell Towers on Prince George’s County Schools

Visit their website for more information: http://www.SafeSchoolsPG.org

Contact them to donate or help out: safeschoolspg@gmail.com

 

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Chicago utility peddles free ice cream to children to promote smart meters

smartmeter Ice-cream_2A Chicago utility is scooping real low to promote smart meters by driving a red ice cream truck passing out free ice cream cones to children and families.  They must be hoping for easy access to deploy their cancer causing fire starters.  Beware of the armed guard. Wheaton smartmetersweet truck armed ComEd

  • Stop Smart Meters list of flavors:
  • Vanilla Grid
  • Chocolate Implanted Chip
  • No-Privacy Pistachio
  • Smart Metered Mint
  • Surveillance Sherbert
  • Radiating Raspberry
  • Cancer Peppermint Stick
  • Burning House Brownie Fudge
  • Bugged Blueberry
  • Controlled Creamy Caramel
  • An assortment of Intelligence Gathering Ice Cream bar

Read more: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/08/04/com-eds-smart-ice-cream-flavors-revealed/

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