2017-03-16 Excellent document re. small/microcells

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1)   Below, in Letters, is information that has been circulated by a member who has done extensive research on “small cells” that are being put on homes throughout BC. She will be presenting to her local government. Please share this info. with friends and family who live in the Salt Spring area.  You can read her document “Small Cells and a Wireless World – The Right to Choose” at:

http://oonamcouat.com/wp-content/uploads/Small_Cells_and_a_Wireless_World.pdf

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Small Cells & The Right To Choose

SALT SPRING, March 16 – Microcells, or small cells, are being installed on utility poles in neighbourhoods across BC.  At noon on Thursday, March 23, I will make a 5 minute presentation:  “Small Cells and a Wireless World – the Right to Choose” at the Salt Spring Island Local Trust meeting. The meeting will be held at Hart Bradley Hall at 103 Bonnet Ave on Salt Spring Island. I invite you to attend.

2)   Another industry document that admits that smeters allow personal data to be gathered and used in various ways, including targeted marketing:

Ofgem warned consumers labelled unengaged, or “unplugged” in the report’s parlance, may eventually choose to disengage by abrogating control of their energy supply or usage to third parties, while richer, “switched on” households might even start selling energy to their neighbours.

Furthermore, Ofgem said the transition to smarter, connected energy systems would give energy suppliers access to vast amounts of data on consumer behaviour and preferences, which should permit more diverse tariffs to, for example, incentivise use of smarter, efficient appliances, or reflect real-time wholesale costs.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450414936/Smart-meters-risk-exacerbating-problems-of-digital-exclusion-says-Ofgem

3)  Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Smartphones and computers are a growing source of concern, said Eric Elliott, Alexandra’s father, who is a psychologist at her school. Mr. Elliott, who has counseled young people for 19 years, said he had seen a decrease in drug and alcohol use among students in recent years. He said he was “more likely to have a challenge with a student who has a video game addiction than I am a student who is addicted to drugs; I can’t say that for the beginning of my career.”

In the case of his own daughter, he worried more about the device than the drugs.

“I see her at this point and time as not being a person who is controlled in any way by smoking pot,” he said. But “her phone is something she sleeps with.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/health/teenagers-drugs-smartphones.html?_r=1

4)   In the same vein, there is a very interesting interview (30 minutes) from NPR with the author who has written about addiction to devices and internet games. The audio is at the left top of the page. There is also the choice to read the transcript.

‘Irresistible’ By Design: It’s No Accident You Can’t Stop Looking At The Screen

http://www.npr.org/books/titles/519978642/irresistible-the-rise-of-addictive-technology-and-the-business-of-keeping-us-hoo

5)   A very good YouTube showing measurements in a home with a smeter and after it and multiple wireless devices were removed and replaced. One cautionary note: this was made by and for a US audience. We do not have the legal right to refuse the smeter. We should be demanding that the Clean Energy Act be changed to give us a choice. We have the right to decide what we use in and on our homes – this is one of our Charter Rights. Why are so many other places allowing people to keep their analogs? BC Hydro has said the grid will not work unless all homes have smeters. Obviously, this is just another BC Hydro lie because the grid is working in other places with analogs allowed. It’s time to demand a change in this draconian law.  This should be something everyone ask of their MLAs. If they want our vote, get them to commit to helping change this law.

How to OPT OUT from Smart Meters (with before & after measurements)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S57mrknMajY   12 minutes

Letters:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Oona McOuat <oonasong@yahoo.com>

Small Cells & The Right To Choose

SALT SPRING, March 16 – Microcells, or small cells, are being installed on utility poles in neighbourhoods across BC. At noon on Thursday, March 23/17, I will make a 5 minute presentation:  “Small Cells and a Wireless World – the Right to Choose” at the Salt Spring Island Local Trust meeting. The meeting will be held at Hart Bradley Hall at 103 Bonnet Ave on Salt Spring Island. I invite you to attend.

Why the Concern?

Small cells are the forerunner to 5G, the Internet of Things, and the end of landlines. While telecommunication companies and government provide seemingly convincing reassurances of the safety of wireless technologies, if you take a closer look you’ll see that no actual proof of their safety exists.There are safe ways of sharing high speed data, however, but industry must be urged by consumers and regulators to develop them.

Research shows wireless technologies may have a major impact on health, trees, pollinators, and even global climate change. Tens of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies support adopting the precautionary principle before allowing small cells to become permanent fixtures in our communities and our lives.  For a quick, accessible introduction to this subject, please enjoy Cellular Deception, a music video I created last December.

In the News

Although concerns about the effects of wireless technologies and EMF have recently made headlines in Maryland, Massachusetts, Paris, France  and Romania, government and media here at home remain silent on what may very well be the most pressing issue of our time. This report which I just submitted to the Islands Trust explains why.

Other Local Governments Take Action

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) allow wireless transmitters to be mounted on existing structures like utility poles without public consultation, but municipalities like Grand Forks are demanding a say in the placement of microcells in their communities.The Grand Forks Council recently unanimously passed a resolution to that effect, which will be presented to other federations of local governments for their approval.

In Closing  

Thalidomide, DDT, tobacco, lead, asbestos … Is it possible that wireless will soon be on this list? Not if we awaken to the inherent fallibility of wireless technologies, mobilize, and demand healthy alternatives. I invite you to study the links above and come to next Thursday’s meeting on Salt Spring Island,

With Best Wishes,
Oona McOuat

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Our Society is run by insane people for insane objectives. We are being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
That’s what is insane about it…”
~ John Lennon

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