2019-03-14 NDP letting BCUC do its job??

1)  Further to my comments about Telus’s fiber  optic project in Nanaimo and Lantzville [3) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2019-03-13-ontario-banning-cellphones-from-schools-bc-wont/], people need to be aware that if Telus is allowed to alter the “wiring” or connections for cable, internet and phone, it is probable that Telus will disconnect the copper wired phone line and install a digital phone service, one that is powered by a battery. This is what happened to me and what has happened to many people. Telus will not tell you it is doing this, and neither will it ask your permission to change your phone service. During an outage, phone service will be available only as long as the battery lasts.

At our home, during the first outage our phone was dead within an hour. Not having a cell phone, we had no way to call for an ambulance, dial 911 in case of a fire or other emergency.  This is dangerous and, IMHO, Telus is deceiving people with their “upgrade”.   Fiber optic cable is the fastest, most efficient, safest way of getting internet service and should be supported by the community and not used merely to enable the 5G technology that will increase the level of EMR pollution in our homes, schools and workplaces.

2) Energy Minister Mungall wrote a letter in the Victoria Times Colonist in which she says that they are giving full oversight power back to the BC Utilities Commission. Will this allow BCUC to look at the smeter program? To determine if it is safe and not using meters that are fire hazards? To consider if the lack of choice infringes on civil rights?  Let’s find out.

Government not dictating to BCUC

“I want to assure readers that the provincial government is committed to restoring the independence of the B.C. Utilities Commission after years of interference by the previous government…

Last month, to make sure B.C. Hydro works better for people, we announced a number of measures we are taking to roll back past government directions that have restricted the BCUC’s independent oversight over utilities that people use every day.

We are restoring the BCUC’s authority to make decisions on rate increases, deferral accounts, capital projects and other matters that affect British Columbians.”

https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/letters/government-not-dictating-to-bcuc-1.23661526 

3)  Below is a letter a French astrophysicist wrote about 5G “5G Kills”  This is the translated version.

Letters:

“5G kills”: astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau sounds the alarm.

Why should we fear 5G whose advent will enable us to surf even faster on our smartphones ? 

Response. Axel Leclercq: https://positivr.fr/5g-tue-aurelien-barrau/  11 March 2019

 

If the planet is in such bad shape, it is because man has always wanted to go too fast, preferring immediate profit to wise precautions. Has he learned his lesson? Has he come to his senses? Nothing is less certain, as evidenced by the imminent arrival of 5G. A powerful warning signed by Aurélien Barrau.

Sunday, 10 March 2019, on his Facebook profile [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2149628725115796&set=a.579149472163737&type=3&theater], the astrophysicist once again made a strong impact by dedicating a post to the imminent arrival of 5G. According to Barrau, 5G perfectly illustrates the suicidal mania that man has for always wanting to go faster, even if it means slaughtering everything in its path… For him, it’s very simple, “5G kills”.

Look: Published by Aurélien Barrau on Sunday 10 March 2019

“The 5G telephone network is in preparation. Actively. With frenzy and impatience! For a slightly reduced latency time and the certainty that YouTube videos will be visible “outdoors” without the slightest interruption, we will deploy countless antennas, destroy the previous ones, renew everything – probably in multiple copies, separate operators force… This is the archetype of what leads to disaster. Our structural inability to say “that’s enough, we don’t need this, don’t want it, this senseless debauchery; we reject this lethal idea that all that is technologically possible must be actually realized, for the deadly enjoyment of pure consumption.

The question is NOT whether to build nuclear power plants or wind turbines to power all this. It’s about understanding how to stop the suicidal hubris that drives the creation of material needs that take precedence over the senseless ravages that their realisation inevitably imposes on the living. Even with a perfectly “clean” energy source, the effect of deployment would be dramatic. 2 5G kills. Not because of the effects of the waves on human health. But as an artificial creation of an arbitrary need with devastating consequences.

We CAN NO LONGER continue to act as if these lunacies have no consequences. We have already killed 70% of the living (with almost no global warming). Do we want to choose life or the speed of the telephone network? It is (almost) as simple as that. The answer to this question should be immediate and obvious. Yet it is not. Maybe because there are not enough of us asking the question.

So thank you to Aurélien Barrau for setting it before us so powerfully.

 

Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology in which nobody understands *anything* about science and technology.

And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces.”    ~ Carl Sagan, 1996

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