2016-01-03 North American Smart Meter program slowing down, without federal funds….

  • An admission that the Smart meter program growth is slowing down since the federal funding is drying up. Does this mean that the Smart  meters really done have the benefits to justify the costs and that this is the reason?

FMI forecasts vendors to focus their attention on the fledgling Chinese market, as rollout delays in Western Europe and drying up of government funding in North America have hampered their operations.”

http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/43467/robust-demand-from-asia-pacific-fuelling-the-global-smart-meter-market/

 

  • EHS, sent from a member. A good personal account of the suffering caused.

CEO of 1 Billion-dollar U.K. company speaks out on EHS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4DKNs0G2kU  (this is the first of two videos, both about 19 min. long).

This person speaks of meeting others who are sensitive or have suffered ill effects perhaps due to cell phone use.   I can tell you that when we were looking to buy a new car this past summer, one without all the wireless gadgets, one salesman asked why and I explained (although I am not sensitive, I do not what to become sensitive. Nor do I want to risk other health effects.). He told me of his fiancé who suffered from EHS for several years. She kept complaining that the cell phones and towers hurt her brain.   No one believed her, she was put on anti-psychotic meds (which apparently is common because few doctors know anything about EHS). She could get no relief and no one believed her. She eventually committed suicide. Sadly this is far too often the result of such suffering. He only learned of EHS after her death.

 

  • Experts have been warning about the dangers of exposure to wireless radiation for many years, decades in fact. But many have become more outspoken in the past few years. Still the authorities who allow this to be happening to us in our homes and to our children in schools continue to ignore the science.  This from 2010, before BC had smart meters.

What is the health impact of 4.2 billion microwave-emitting devices on the human body and brain— wireless devices that were never pre-market tested for health?

There is a growing body of evidence—more than 2,000 independent studies worldwide—linking EMFs with serious health issues. These include autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, developmental delays and spectrum disorders like autism and ADD, and various cancers, such as astrocytomas and glioblastomas.   Award-winning cancer specialist and neurosurgeon Dr. Vini Khurana went so far as to declare that cell phones were more dangerous than smoking and asbestos.   But this is not an article about giving up your cell phone, cordless phone, laptop, iPod, or Wi-Fi technology. That request would be impossible; eighty percent of our planet is already wireless. Cell phone towers now decorate the Himalayas.

http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/children-cell-phones-and-health-an-inconvenient-truth-about-a-convenient-technology.html

  • Another article from a member re. CFL lightbulbs. Dr. Magda Havas has reported that these bulbs cause serious reactions in many people, similar to EHS, and should be avoided, especially in lamps near people.

Energy Efficient Bulbs Cause Anxiety, Migraines, and Even Cancer. Reasons to Go Back To Incandescent Bulbs

Energy saving bulbs contain mercury.   Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that is especially dangerous to children and pregnant women. It is especially toxic to the brain, the nervous system, the liver and the kidneys. It can also damage the cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems. It can lead lead to tremors, anxiety, insomnia, memory loss, headaches, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Energy saving bulbs can cause cancer.

read more here  http://familylifegoals.com/cancer-causing-light-bulbs/

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Letters:

From a member re. late bills:

Because of late an no bills for the past year I have had to chase BC Hydro to pay them.

Their usual excuse is it is Canada Post’s problem after we get past the “no my address has not changed -you were able to send thew disconnect notice to the correct address”.  Their favorite excuse then becomes take the matter up with Canada Post for not receiving a bill.  I tried telling them to take the matter up with Canada Post is they did not receive the payment I mailed to them and “you must have changed your address” apparently those lines only work one way.

I did learn that apparently BC Hydro does not actually print and mail the regular bill, they have contracted the work to Canada Post who I understand prints and mails the bill based on information BC Hydro sends them, this process allows BC Hydro to use one more confusion in the process rather than take responsibility for no bill being received.

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Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble

“An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something. That person is not usually motivated by a need for power, or money, or fame, but in fact driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness – So much so that he or she is compelled by some moral engine to act to make it better.”- Eve Ensler