2016-02-10 GE is celebrating all of our data they will be getting

  • GE is celebrating the fact that with all of its smart meters and (connected??) “lightbulbs” they will have a slew of invaluable data – our data. Who is controlling what is happening with all of this data?

“General Electric’s investment in the industrial Internet of Things will provide them with a slew of invaluable data from their own machines and manufacturing plants, according to GE Digital Professional Services Leader Mark Bernardo.

Bernardo predicts that by 2020, there will be 1 billion smart meters in existence, and 100 million light bulbs”

http://www.crn.com/news/networking/video/300079614/general-electric-we-produce-loads-of-data-from-the-industrial-iot.htm

  • More on US Director of National Intelligence Clapper’s statement before the Senate on Tuesday.

“The nation’s top intelligence officer admitted Tuesday that the government may use information transmitted to the Internet from your washing machine, your thermostat, your television, your refrigerator or your favorite video game against you.

Almost every home appliance and electronic gadget sold today is outfitted with a computer chip, constantly feeding information about their owners back to utilities, manufacturers and other data networks.

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, in his annual assessment of threats given before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, said the government considers this information fair game against people it suspects of terrorism or other crimes.”

http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/intel-chief-we-might-use-smart-home-devices-to-spy-on-you/#XvPEQgu23Kogp34P.99

 

  • Here is a letter from someone in Michigan asking for the penal code re. privacy to be used to stop the $$meter program. In Canada, we have similar laws and perhaps we should be asking for judicial help in protecting our personal data. It is clear that is the intent and one of the purposes of the $$meter program.

February 10, 2016

 

Pete Lucido

36th District

State Capitol

P.O. Box 3004

Lansing MI 48909-7514

PHONE (517)373-0843

FAX (517) 373-5892

E-mail peterlucido@house.mi.gov

 

Subject: Formal request to have Representative Pete Lucido demand Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, himself and no other, give Pete Lucido the Attorney General’s “Formal Opinion” on the enforceability of MCL 750.539d to protect the public from harm.

 

Mr. Pete Lucido:

The people of Flint Michigan have been poisoned not only by their lead tainted water but through a lack of accountability and a bureaucracy of inept officials whom chose not to make decisions in the best interest of the public. Their personal health and lives will forever be changed and the way they view their elected representatives such as yourself will also be changed by the way you respond to their crisis and the one I put before you today.

As the people of Flint, the actual citizens, where denied to make an informed educated decision on what basis their lives may become in jeopardy from the cumulative effect of lead poisoning so have they and the majority of Michigan Consumers repeatedly been denied protection from the mandated data collection devices known as AMI meters which may poise a severe cumulative effect of Radio Frequency Radiation not only by their presence or location  but also by the other data transmitting and receiving devices whom consumers may not be aware of that transmit RFR through the AMI meter device and throughout their home in the process.

 

As you have acknowledged in the past, the unlawful acts prescribed in Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act PA 331 of 1976 of installing a data collection device such as AMI meter, (j) Representing that a part, replacement, or repair service is needed when it is not, and against the consumers will or without his permission and denying him due process, (n) Causing a probability of confusion or of misunderstanding as to the legal rights, obligations, or remedies of a party to a transaction, are not enforceable and protection is denied to consumers without their knowledge as corporations are exempt from these laws. 

 

Again, consumers are denied due process of making a simple choice of protecting themselves and their neighbors from data collection devices when their complaints sent to the MPSC and utilities are ignored or denied as “Prima Facie” which simply means as stated by Black Law dictionary Sixth Edition -page 1189 / At first sight; on the first appearance; on the face of it; so far as can be judged from the first disclosure; presumable; a fact presumed to be true unless disproved by some evidence to the contrary.

 

  This formal denial by the MPSC has allowed utilities such as DTE to terminate electrical service and put consumers unnecessarily in  severe harms way which is forbidden under Michigan Consumer and Billing Practices Rules, Rule R 460.139h. This denial of the MPSC to address the consumers complaint also denies the consumer due process to negotiate any type of settlement with regard to the cost of meter installation and reading such as Rule R 460.115 where a utility shall provide each customer with the opportunity to read and report energy usage. Customer self reading eliminates the need of data collection device, AMI meter, installation and it cost and the monthly expense of utility meter readings thus eliminating the conflict of potential harm to the consumer.

 

Under Michigan Law MCL 750.539d, It is clearly unlawful for any person (corporation) who installs or uses in a private place any device for recording or transmitting upon events in that private place without the permission of those entitled to privacy in that place is committing a felony.

 

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)

 

Act 328 of 1931

 

750.539d Installation, placement, or use of device for observing, recording, transmitting,

photographing or eavesdropping in private place. 

 

Sec. 539d.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not do either of the following: 

(a) Install, place, or use in any private place, without the consent of the person or persons entitled to privacy in that place, any device for observing, recording, transmitting, photographing, or eavesdropping upon the sounds or events in that place.

(b) Distribute, disseminate, or transmit for access by any other person a recording, photograph, or visual

image the person knows or has reason to know was obtained in violation of this section.

 

(2) This section does not prohibit security monitoring in a residence if conducted by or at the direction of the owner or principal occupant of that residence unless conducted for a lewd or lascivious purpose.

 

(3) A person who violates or attempts to violate this section is guilty of a crime as follows:

(a) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(a):

(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

(ii) If the person was previously convicted of violating or attempting to violate this section, the person is

guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

(b) For a violation or attempted violation of subsection (1)(b), the person is guilty of a felony punishable

by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

 

(4) This section does not prohibit a person from being charged with, convicted of, or punished for any

other violation of law committed by that person while violating or attempting to violate subsection (1)(a) or (b).

 

History: Add. 1966, Act 319, Eff. Mar. 10, 1967;Am. 2004, Act 156, Eff. Sept. 1, 2004.

 

We the people must know if you, Pete Lucido, as our elected Representative and the Attorney General, Bill Schuette will stand tall and live by your Oath of Office to protect the Constitution and thus the people of Michigan by enforcing the Law of our State.

 

This is why I must request that a “Formal Opinion” be demanded from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, himself and no other on the enforceability of MCL 750.539d by you. It is only through a direct request from a legislator such as yourself that he may issue such a “Formal Opinion”document which will have a binding legal effect to protect the citizens of Michigan with Due Process.

 

 I have attached the MPSC complaints that where denied due process and will recommend appeals to the MPSC but the continuous denial of due process must end with full disclosure of who will represent us, We the People, for the protection of all of the people with your assistance in this critical matter. 

 

Your timely reply is critical for the protection of your constituents.

Sincerely  John A. Holeton

 

 

  • Naomi Klein’s documentary I mentioned in last night’s update, a member discovered that CBC in BC will be showing this at 8:00 pm PST on Feb. 18.
  • cbc.ca/documentaries/this-changes-everything
  • Lots of good letters tonight.

 

Letters:

 

From: X

Subject: ‘Unlawful and Fatally Flawed’: U.S. Navy to Conduct Dangerous War Games Over National Forest | Alternet

Date: February 7, 2016

To: info@sooke.ca

 

Dear Mayor and Honourable Council,

 

I am EXTREMELY concerned about the impending execution of deadly war-games to be conducted in July of 2016, very near our pristine township of Sooke!  The Olympic Peninsula will be the site of electromagnetic radiation war games that will not only include the use of supersonic jets but also weapons that will emit radiation that will add poison to our environmentally pristine shores and environment.  As a resident of Sooke for the past 18 years I cherish our clean air, water and unique lifestyle that values a clean environment; free of significant amounts of electromagnetic radiation and provides us a community that continues to value and provide “shelter from the storm” of ever growing epidemic of “dirty environments” (electromagnetic radiation).   Sooke is unique and people flock here for this reason alone; it’s abundance of bucolic countryside and shores.  In order to protect our cherished community and ensure it continues to be a tourist destination in a most unique way, I urge you and your council to contact our U.S. neighbours across the water and understand the concerns that have potentially grave impacts not only on their land but also ours!  Without Canada and more importantly B.C. being informed of the US. Navy’s deadly activity and how we can support opposition to this situation, we too will suffer the consequences of devastating environmental loss as well as human life!  Our world as a whole is in peril in many ways and not to add our voice as a concerned community would be negligent at the highest level!  I have attached a second article that provides additional information about the impending “War Games,” scheduled at this point to go ahead, July 2016.

 

I look forwards to hearing from the District of Sooke as to their efforts with addressing my above concerns.

 

Sincere regards,

X

 

 

From: XX
Sent: February 5, 2016
To: fries, joe <joe.fries@pentictonherald.ca>; editor <editor@osoyoostimes.com>; editor <editor@oliverchronicle.com>
Subject: Who pays for meter reading?

 

Dear Editor,

Most likely, a decision in the case between the City of Penticton and the Lakeview Resort (if it ever gets that far) will determine who is actually responsible for the costs of “meter reading”.  Why?  Because until very recently, this has universally and internationally been accepted (for more than 125 years) as being the sole cost of the Utility Company – as far as I know – and NOT the cost of the consumer.

However, without the public having a say in this in a democratic way, the introduction of the radio-off “option” for smart meters has changed time-honoured system dramatically.  For some or other vague reason, the goalposts have now been moved, so that consumers have to pay a “Legacy Fee” (for meter reading).  The residents of Penticton are already having their say on this aberration of logic and common sense, there was even a proposal to have them pay if they do not have internet access for their municipal bills.

In a way, I would love a Court decision that rejects the City of Penticton’s claim, and an unambiguous decision that will (inevitably) have an effect on BC Hydro’s and FortisBC’s programs, as well as on other utilities in Canada that have recently been trying this ultimate version of “downloading” to the consumer.

 

Yours truly,

XX

 

 

From: Z
Sent: February 9, 2016 6:04 AM

To: Andrew Weaver, MLA <andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Subject: Smart Meters

 

Mr. Weaver

 

I know you are an enthusiastic supporter of smart meters regardless of the dangers taxpayers have tried to bring to your attention.

 

Here is the latest which I hope will make you have second thoughts.   Why would any industry decline business unless that business promised to be an unprofitable liability?  What does that mean for the people who live in these buildings who pay taxes and whom you are supposed to represent?

 

Sincerely,

Z

 

“Due to the accumulation of fire related damage to homes and businesses from Smart Meter related malfunctions, Insurance Underwriting Offices across the country are contemplating new rules that will reduce the coverage available to you due to fire damage from a Smart Meter failure.”

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/changes-are-coming-to-your-insurance-policy

 

 

From: Z
Sent: February 9, 2016 6:35 AM
To: Horgan.MLA, John <john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Cc: Jessica Van der Veen <jessicavdveen@gmail.com>
Subject: Loss of insurance due to fire hazards of smart meters

 

Mr. Dix

 

The provincial NDP has been conspicuously absent from the effort to protect the safety of BC taxpayers from the health/fire hazards of smart meters.  Here is yet another reason your party needs to become more active on this issue.  When did an industry ever refuse business?  The answer is when that business represents an unprofitable liability.  Do you really want the individual taxpayers of BC to be at the mercy of BC Hydro when they lose their home due to smart meter fires?  You know of course the meters are almost always removed from the home before the appropriate fire officials have an opportunity to investigate?

 

Please provide an actual response rather than the form email.

 

Sincerely,

Z

 

“Due to the accumulation of fire related damage to homes and businesses from Smart Meter related malfunctions, Insurance Underwriting Offices across the country are contemplating new rules that will reduce the coverage available to you due to fire damage from a Smart Meter failure.”

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/changes-are-coming-to-your-insurance-policy

 

 

From: Jerry Flynn
Sent: February 10, 2016
To: hlth.pph@gov.bc.ca
Cc: hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca; terry.lake.mla@leg.bc.ca; Sharon Noble
Subject: RE: Misleading response re. Radio Frequency Guidelines: Smart Meters

 

Dear Mr. Lambert,

I too am an informed long-time activist fighting against, not just Smart Meters, but all of today’s consumer wireless products. I agree completely with everything Sharon Noble articulated so well to you in her email. With all due respect, Mr. Lambert, please read the BioInitiative 2012 Report at:

www.bioinitiative.org

which had 29 authors, including 21 PhD and 10 MDs (who also have MSc or MHA degrees) from 10 countries. Their focus was on determining what, if any, harmful effects humans and all life forms experience when constantly exposed to today’s “low-intensity, pulsed, NON-thermal radio / microwave frequency radiation. You must realize that Health Canada and Safety Code 6 don’t even recognize NON-thermal radiation let alone provide any protection against it!  Adding to what Sharon Noble said, there are more than 1,000 Soviet studies done between 1960 and 1995, plus some 2,100 US Military studies, as well as several thousand civilian studies from scientists around the world – all of which agree that ANY device – whether it be a Smart Meter, baby monitor, cordless phone, cell phone tower, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi router, etc. – that emits this form of radiation is harmful to all life forms, not just humans!  I personally gave up long ago writing to Dr. Perry Kendall, also to Premier Clark. On January 20, I wrote to the Minister of Justice/Attorney General (Susan Anton) via Registered Mail, outlining to her the gravity of today’s situation which all British Columbians are unknowingly dealing with today – as are you, personally, like people the world over! I do hope that you will take the time to read it. If you are indeed an honest man, the extent of the corruption will shock you! We’re talking about a ticking time-bomb here!

Thank you for your time, Mr. Lambert.

Sincerely,

Jerry Flynn

 

 

Sharon

 

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”      A. Einstein