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1) Someone from Massachusetts sent this warning re. digital thermometers:
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“I purchased a new digital thermometer this week at CVS – the inexpensive model – and in reading the instructions inside the packaging, I came across some disturbing information. Under the FCC heading, the information said something like:
“This product transmits, receives and uses radiofrequency signals that can interfere with other radiofrequency electronics.” I promptly returned the thermometer to the store.
So, the Internet of Things has made its way into digital thermometers. Thought you’d all like to know.”
2) The new Governor General of Canada is a former astronaut and wants science, real science, to be emphasized, and to shut down bogus (industry biased) “alternative facts”, like those Health Canada use to establish policies. This is very encouraging and hopefully, Gov. General Julie Payette is already knowledgeable about microwave radiation. Hopefully, really credible experts, like Devra Davis, will encourage Payette to push for real science in Health Canada.
Payette takes on climate change deniers and horoscopes at science conference
“Payette was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention in Ottawa Wednesday night where she urged her friends and former colleagues to take responsibility to shut down the misinformation about everything from health and medicine to climate change and even horoscopes that has flourished with the explosion of digital media.”
3) Premier Horgan plans to meet with BC Hydro in early 2018 to discuss rates, etc. Let’s pressure him to include discussion of opt-out fees, both by those of us who still have analogs and those with transmitters turned off. And why has there been no financial accounting of the extortion fees over the last 4 years, both how much taken in and what “additional” services cost. How can someone who has an analog, and lives next door to someone with a non-functioning smeter, require additional services that cost $64.80 per meter read? Impossible. And why does FortisBC charge $9 per month to those with smeters with the transmitter turned off and BC Hydro charges $20? Ask Hydro to justify that!! And that is just the beginning of the smeter issues that Horgan should be discussing with BC Hydro. Another “hot” topic is fires.
Province to meet with BC Hydro over pricing, billing
The premier of B.C. says his government will be meeting with BC Hydro officials in the new year to discuss a number of issues including deferred debt, the steady increase in electricity pricing and also the much maligned two-tier billing process.
Speaking to reporters this week, John Horgan acknowledged a “host of issues” at BC Hydro and levelled his criticism at the former governing Liberals who he says had left the crown corporation “far from under control”.
From: Peter Haylett (name given with permission)
Sent: November 2, 2017
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca; Murray.Rankin@parl.gc.ca; firstname.lastname@example.org; michelle.mungall.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Cc: Sharon Noble
Subject: BC Hydro
Dear Dr. Weaver,
I received your update re the BC Hydro Site C project and am in agreement with your rational argument and pleased that you are perseverant in requiring a thorough and transparent public evaluation of this project, a project that should have been vetted by the BCUC from the outset!
Also, as I have said to you before, I am very upset with the scandalously deceptive, ridiculously expensive, demonstrably unnecessary, potentially dangerous, criminally insecure, and dictatorially implemented “smart” meter fiasco. I would hope that you would agree that a transparent, public review by the BCUC is justified with this boondoggle, too.
Please see Sharon Noble’s newsletter for referenced scientific data on EMF being used indiscriminately for commercial and military purposes with inadequate oversight. Her site is a wealth of information on a much neglected topic – a topic poised to raise its head like lead, asbestos, tobacco, and many more dangerously misused yet attractive and useful substances.
I look forward to your views on “smart” meters and related topics.