……AND THIS IS WHY WE MUST FIGHT TO KEEP OUR LANDLINES

PROVIDERS, BROADCASTERS WORKING TO RESTORE SERVICE AFTER HIGH WINDS DOWN TOWERS

(Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
03/31/2014 05:33 AM EDT
NORTH ADAMS — Three cell phone providers and two radio broadcasters are scrambling to restore service in North County after a pair of communication towers collapsed just off the Mohawk Trail overnight Saturday. 
 

Maine Releases Seriously Flawed and Biased Report on Smart Meter Health and Safety Issues

Maine Releases Seriously Flawed and Biased Report on Smart Meter Health and Safety Issues

From SkyVision Solutions

Posted on March 27, 2014 by SkyVision Solutions

On March 26, 2014, three (3) hearing examiners for the state of Maine Public Utilities Commission released a seriously flawed and biased report (and Appendix) concluding that the “installation and operation of … smart meters and related devices and systems are consistent with [the utility’s] statutory obligation to furnish … safe, reasonable, and adequate service.” The report was issued in the form a draft Commission order. Affected parties have until April 11 to file comments or exceptions to the report.

The hearing examiners expressed in the summary portion of the report that their conclusion regarding health and safety issues was based upon seven (7) findings. For purposes of this blog article, each finding will be listed and then an alternative finding (or counterpoint) will be provided that would more correctly and objectively describe a conclusion based upon the facts.

Finding: “The radio frequency (RF) emissions from CMP’s smart meters and other AMI components comply with duly promulgated federal safety regulations and other RF emission standards;”

Counterpoint: Current Federal RF exposure guidelines were never formulated to fully protect human health. In fact, they are only believed to protect against injury that may be caused by acute exposures that result in tissue heating or electric shock and burn. FCC exposure guidelines have no biological relevance to protect humans from chronic exposure to pulsed radiofrequency radiation emitted by devices such as smart meters. Therefore, RF emissions from installed smart meters are simply unregulated. As stated by the U.S. Department of Interior in a letter dated, February 7, 2014, “the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.”
READ FULL STORY HERE:   http://smartgridawareness.org/2014/03/27/maine-releases-seriously-flawed-report/

Americans’ brains being fried by cell towers: NEW SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE REVEALS SHOCKING EXTENT

Americans’ brains being fried by cell towers: New scientific evidence reveals shocking extent of electropollution damage

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…)
Tags: cell towersEMF pollutionmental confusion
 
electropollution

(NaturalNews) Exposure to cell phone towers alters brain function in alarming ways, causing a lack of concentration, irritability, difficulty sleeping and lack of appetite. That’s the conclusion of a new study just published by the British Medical Journal.(1)

The study, authored by Professor Enrique A Navarro, concluded that the severity of such symptoms directly correlated to cell tower exposure levels. In other words, the closer a person lives to a cell tower, the greater the severity of their symptoms. This was true regardless of race, income level and other demographics.

Cell towers, of course, broadcast and receive electromagnetic switching signals. Human biology — and the brain in particular — relies on electro-biochemical pathways for healthy function. Many scientists have long suspected that chronic exposure to low levels of EMF pollution (electropollution) may interfere with healthy functioning of the brain and body. This latest research adds yet more support to that alarming idea.

It’s not your imagination: Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is real
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity has long been dismissed as non-existent by some doctors and industry-funded scientists. After all, if EMF pollution from cell towers really does harm public health, then the implications are truly massive, both economically and in terms of human suffering.

But electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a genuine phenomenon. People are not “inventing” side effects or symptoms. As Navarro writes in the study:

The term electromagnetic hypersensitivity has been recently introduced in discussions attributing symptoms to exposure to EMFs. A review of this topic in 2010 found that 8 of the 10 studies evaluated through PubMed had reported increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances < 500 m from [cell phone towers].

Importantly, all these symptoms were recorded in people living near cell phone towers whose broadcast signal strength meets current safety guidelines. As the study author points out, this most likely means current government guidelines on cell phone towers are inadequate to protect the public. Revising such guidelines could have drastic implications for the nationwide telecommunications infrastructure.

By the way, people who live fewer than 500 meters from cell phone towers appear to be especially at risk of electromagnetic interference with brain function. Because electropollution strength is determined by the inverse square of the distance, a person who moves twice as close to a cell tower experiences four times the radiation.

190,000 cell phone towers and growingThere are currently over 190,000 cell phone towers across the United States.(2)

Their typical “maximum range” is over 21 miles, meaning their electromagnetic pollution extends in a sphere with a radius of over 21 miles. (In reality, this pollution extends indefinitely, but the intensity of it drops off with the square of the distance.)

The following map shows AT&T coverage areas in orange. If you live inside an orange area, you are currently exposed to cell tower radiation.

People who live within range of two or more cell phone towers experience electropollution from all the towers within a range of 21 miles. This electropollution effect is cumulative.

It is not known how many Americans live within 21 miles of at least one cell tower, but given that over half the U.S. population lives in urban areas, it’s safe to assume that at least 150 million — and more likely close to 300 million — Americans are exposed to EMF electropollution from cell towers.

Modern society increasingly confused, irritable and sleepless

Have you noticed how the mass public seems increasingly confused and irritable? A society that once operated with some degree of sanity and politeness has become largely demented and rude. Mathematical abilities are nearly lost across the population, as very few people under the age of 40 can even calculate 15% waiter’s tips at a restaurant. The ability of voters to understand laws, liberties, freedom and even the structure of government is almost entirely lost in nations where cell phone towers are ubiquitous.

Given this recent research revealing the negative impact of cell phone radiation of human brain function, it would be incredibly irresponsible to fail to consider how cell tower radiation alters healthy brain function and promotes confusion and irritability. As more scientists look into this issue, we may indeed find that the fall of American civilization is being accelerated by electromagnetic pollution that leads to disastrous cognitive consequences across the population.

Sources for this article include:
1. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/12/e003836….
2. http://www.statisticbrain.com/cell-phone-tow…

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044464_cell_towers_EMF_pollution_mental_confusion.html#ixzz2x7J8iWWi

 

BREAKING NEWS…U.S. Dept. of Interior attacks FCC regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

U.S. Dept. of Interior attacks FCC regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

The Department of Interior charges that the FCC standards for cell phone radiation are outmoded and no longer applicable as they do not adequately protect wildlife.

PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 24, 2014 – BERKELEY, Calif. — The Director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance of the United States Department of the Interior sent a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce that addresses the Interior Department’s concern that cell tower radiation has had negative impacts on the health of migratory birds and other wildlife.

The Interior Department accused the Federal government of employing outdated radiation standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a Federal agency with no expertise in health. The standards are no longer applicable because they control only for overheating and do not protect organisms from the adverse effects of exposure to the low-intensity radiation produced by cell phones and cell towers:

“the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.”

The Department criticized the Federal government’s proposed procedures for placement and operation of communication towers, and called for “independent, third-party peer-reviewed studies” in the U.S. to examine the effects of cell tower radiation on “migratory birds and other trust species.”

More information is available at:
http://www.saferemr.com/2014/03/dept-of-interior-attacks-fcc-regarding.html

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

An Electronic Silent Spring- new book available on Earth Day, April 22, 2014

Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to announce that Steiner/Portal Books will publish An Electronic Silent Spring by Earth Day, April 22. The e-book will be available a month later. Www.electronicsilentspring.com is up and running.

The books will be offered through local and online stores.

If you’d like a signed copy, please send a check addressed to me for$23 including s&h, media mail. If you prefer priority mail, please send $27. New Mexicans, please add $2 for tax.

`If you want multiple copies, please email me for rates.

An Electronic Silent Spring
ABOUT THE BOOK:

In order to operate, mobile phones, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi and “smart” utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring tells how people and wildlife are affected.

  1. The book reports on peer-reviewed studies that show that EMR-exposed tadpoles die, aspen tree seedlings wither, bee colonies collapse, birds crash into antennas and white stork mates fight.
  2. EMR from “smart” utility meters, metal detectors, hybrid cars and other common electronics can shut off a medical implant. NIH estimates that 10% of Americans have a medical implant. The FDA regulates microwave ovens, which can interfere with cardiac pacemakers. No agency regulates cell phones, which operate closer to the body, with more power and at the same frequency as a microwave oven. In An Electronic Silent Spring, geophysicist, electrical engineer and implant patient Dr. Gary Olhoeft speaks on the issues.
  3. How does long-term, chronic exposure to EMR affect infants and children? In An Electronic Silent Spring, Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, and Cindy Sage, MA, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, explain why exposing children to EMR may lead to autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women and children not to use mobile devices.
  4. An Electronic Silent Spring looks at worker safety: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are routinely exposed to dangerous EMR from rooftop antennas without warning or protection.
  5. Federal regulations protect the engineering needs of electronic devices–and telecom companies. A federal law prohibits local officials from refusing installation of cellular antennas based on health or environmental concerns. The book explains FCC policies, which do not recognize that EMR can harm health.
  6. Lloyds of London and A.M. Best consider health damages caused by EMR a critical, emerging risk. These underwriters advise insurance companies not to insure against damages to health caused by cell phones, antennas or “smart” meters. An Electronic Silent Spring presents the peer-reviewed studies underlying analysts’ concerns.

 

Please address your check to Katie Singer, PO Box 6574, Santa Fe, NM87502.

Meanwhile, have a look and make use of the website!

Spring blessings,

Katie Singer

 

Utilities saying smart meters haven’t been rolled out in your town-Do your research….The meters and or AMI are everywhere!

10 Years of Results: AmerenUE’s AMR Business Case Evolves to Support AMI

04/01/2006                  

By John F. Luth, Ameren

The year was 1995, and automated metering and wireless communications were still in their early development stages. Most AMR initiatives at the time were confined to handheld collection and mobile point system solutions. Only a scattering of power line carrier (PLC) solutions were deployed in rural settings.

 

That year Union Electric Company of St. Louis, now known as AmerenUE, made a decision to begin a project to deploy one of the world’s largest wireless fixed-network AMR systems. Over the decade since then, Ameren has moved forward to expand its capabilities and is now laying a foundation for full, two-way, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

Ameren is currently engaged in a significant AMI project that is expanding services to more than 1.1 million additional gas and electric customers throughout Illinois. The rollout started this year and will span a four-year period. Upon conclusion, Ameren will have more than 2.5 million end points in its system across several operating subsidiaries throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Ameren’s decision to expand its program with Cellnet Technology Inc. into new operating subsidiaries was based on a systematic evaluation of system-related benefits tracked over a 10-year history of success with Cellnet’s wireless fixed-network http://www.elp.com/articles/powergrid_international/print/volume-11/issue-3/features/10-years-of-results-amerenuersquos-amr-business-case-evolves-to-support-ami.html.

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 EXCERPT: 

 

NETL Modern Grid Strategy Powering our 21st-Century Economy 
ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE 
Conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory  for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability February 2008

WHAT ARE SOME EXPERIENCES WITH AMI TO DATE? 
Some utilities have been moving in the direction of AMI for a number of years.
As their experience has grown, so has their insight into the advantages of moving beyond AMR to AMI and eventually to a smart or modern grid. The following cases illustrate that evolution and describe ways to approach an AMI deployment. It is important to note that a number of applications not initially contemplated are now adding great value. This strongly suggests that AMI systems that have the flexibility to readily accommodate new applications will prove to be the best long-term investments. Close coordination and cooperation between state regulators and utilities is a key to a smooth, successful AMI deployment.

CASE 2  The following excerpts from John Luth’s (2006) “10 Years of Results: AmerenUE’s AMR Business Case Evolves to Support AMI” describe one utility’s decade-long transition from AMR to AMI.   
1994–1997: The UE Business Case & Initial Rollout  By early 1997, nearly 400,000 St. Louis area meters were on- line delivering 24×7 data available in 15-minute increments. 
The initial business case was conservative. It focused largely on rapid payback, hard-dollar benefits across areas including meter reading, customer service and operations.
A Platform for the Future  Anticipated benefits beyond hard-dollar meter reading savings were a significant part of UE’s decision to begin implementing a wireless fixed-network AMR system. The original sponsoring executives and the UE project team saw the implementation as a long-range strategic initiative that would ultimately help achieve the corporate goals of maintaining competitive energy costs while improving customer service. Early project charters also emphasized the longer term vision of implementing an intelligent network platform. 

CASE 3 Internationally, there are a number of AMI installations, as described in the following list (see bibliography; “Advanced Metering Infrastructure – MGI View”): 

• Italy’s Enel has installed over 27 million communicating solid-state meters. (completed in 2006 – 4 year ROI)

• Sweden’s Vattenfall is in middle of rolling out 600,000 advanced meters and E.ON Sweden is in the early stages of rolling out 370,000 advanced meters.

• The Netherlands government has announced its intent to replace all 7.5 million electric meters in the country by the end of 2012.

• In Austria, Linz STROM recently announced plans to deploy advanced meters to 75,000 of its customers.

• In Canada, Hydro One has begun installation of smart meters in southern Ontario and expects to complete the installation of 1.3 million throughout its service territory by 2010.

• Norway recently announced a smart meter roll-out to 2.6 million customers by 2013.

• Australia/United Kingdom and others.

STOP NATIONAL GRID IN MASSACHUSETTS…SOUND STUDIES REVEALED ILLEGAL PURE TONES AGAIN!!!

WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH.  THE ABUSE CONTINUES IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-ALLOWING CORRUPTION ON THE PART OF THE UTILITIES AND STATE GOVERNMENT.  THEY DO WHAT THEY WANT, WHEN THEY WANT, IGNORING THE LAW SPECIFIC TO NOISE POLLUTION REGARDING ‘PURE TONE’ NOISE, WHICH IS EMINATING FROM NATIONAL GRID’S EQUIPMENT. 

IGNORING ITS CITIZENS WHO PAY YOU TO DO YOUR  DAM JOBS IS CRIMINAL.   IT IS TIME TO PROSECUTE THESE CRIMINALS.  AS I HAVE EXPRESSED MANY TIMES, YOU ARE NOT INNOCENT, IF YOU ARE AN ACCOMPLICE BY TURNING YOUR HEADS TO THE TRUTH AND CONTINUING TO SUPPORT THIS KIND OF BLATANT CORRPUPTION ON THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE AGENCIES.  IT HAS TO STOP WHEN INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING AND DYING AS A RESULT OF YOUR GREED AND LACK OF HUMANITY.  IT IS SOCIOPATHIC/PSYCHOPATHIC BEHAVIOR, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.   PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW AND HELP US TO RID THESE USELESS, BOTTOM FEEDERS.

Investigate Worcester MA Smart Meter Pilot Program

  Petition by    Patricia Burke

To be delivered to   Attorney General Martha Coakley, Attorney General

Petition Statement

In the matter of National Grid, 
We, the undersigned residents of Massachusetts, request that the Massachusetts Attorney General investigate the Worcester National Grid Smart Meter Pilot Program (renamed Smart Energy Solutions) and the DPU Working Group process that authorized the program.
FAULTY ENROLLMENT PROCESS / LACK OF INFORMED CONSENT / HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS / HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT:

GE pollutes Aruba with Microwaves as they help them modernize the Grid!!

The Technology behind It

The cost-effective Grid IQ P2MP AMI solution operates on a global RF license-free frequency. This technology, utilized and proven by cell phone carriers, provides low-bandwidth utilities with a wide-ranged, highly reliable AMI solution. Its ability to monitor a variety of AMI infrastructure on one network reduces costs associated with installing additional infrastructure and performing routine maintenance on the additional applications and networks that would otherwise be required.

Similar to a cellular network, The Grid IQ P2MP AMI uses a star topology to provide an umbrella of coverage once access points are deployed. After access points have been set up, meters can be deployed as the utility sees fit, whether it be all at once or gradually. Each deployed meter will have the full benefits of GE’s AMI solution available immediately upon joining the network. This is markedly different from other installations where the communication solution does not work until a critical density of meters has been deployed. Consequently, with the Grid IQ AMI P2MP solution, meters that are reaching the end of life can be gradually switched to AMI solutions over time.

GE’s Grid IQ P2MP AMI solution integrates radio technology developed by OnRamp Wireless, a strategic partner of GE, into its ANSI and IEC metering products. The combination of these two technologies has created a breakthrough in the coverage and capacities of today’s AMI and smart grid communication systems. GE’s P2MP solution provides an efficient AMI complement to other GE grid solutions such as its PowerOnTM Restore outage management systems, PowerOn Precision demand response technology and its SmallworldTM geospatial information systems.

GE’s Digital Energy business is a global leader in transmission and distribution solutions that manage and move power from the power plant to the consumer. Its products and services increase the reliability of electrical power networks and critical equipment for utility, industrial and large commercial customers. From protecting and optimizing assets such as generators, transmission lines and motors, to delivering analytic tools to help manage the power grid, and providing uninterruptible power, GE’s Digital Energy business delivers industry-leading technologies to solve the unique challenges of each customer.

Read full story at: http://www.genewscenter.com/Press-Releases/GE-Helps-ELMAR-Modernize-Aruba-s-National-Electrical-Grid-43d5.aspx

URGENT MESSAGE TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION!

March 19, 2014

Massachusetts Department of Utilities, following the orders of our Government are mandating smart meters while adding technologies for the smart grid infrastructure. The state, along with the rest of USA and world, are aggressively moving forward with this plan, regardless, of the opposition of the citizens.  What does this mean to defenseless citizens of the planet?  It means we will be prisoners of a blanket of proven lethal, microwave frequencies 24 hours a day; with no way to shield or defend ourselves from the assault generating from the wireless/fixed, mesh communication layer of the AMI (automated metering infrastructure)aka “Smart Grid””. 

I have completed my second round comments for the DPU Docket 12-76.  The evidence is in attachment files.  The same evidence the State Regulatory Agencies have had in their possession going as far back 2007, when we filed our initial complaints about the noise impacting us in our home 24 hours a day.  The complaints and detailed documentation preceded our knowledge of a smart meter or the technology.  Our utility company, National Grid, came to our home and placed an Itron/ Centron wireless meter on our home in September of 2006 without our knowledge or consent. We did not become aware of this until 2008.  The FCC Id number was ID SK 9CIA.  This was the same time line National Grid was approved to transmit  a personal cellular mobile service; we believe in order to secure and manage the data from the smart meters in our town.  In 2006 they installed several repeaters on the poles and our town now had Wi-Fi.  The same year, 2006 National Grid partnered with Hunt Technologies and turned on the power-line 2 way communication called GYR TS2 technology.  All part of the AMI infrastructure.  This is when the “illegal pure tones” invaded our home, property, town.  Our awareness of the noise awakened us to the fact that this was not just happening on our property because we heard it everywhere we visited as well.  We realized that this is why we were being stonewalled at every turn by the Government and State agencies.  We uncovered a problem because we were motivated and continue to be, because of the relentless torture of being assaulted by the audible constant noise that we can’t escape and because of this our lives have been turned upside down.  The upside of all this is that we have gathered evidence of the noise pollution deemed illegal and a health hazard by the EPA and by our State.  (Any source creating a “pure tone” condition is illegal in Massachusetts), as well as, evidence of the dirty electricity through our expert power quality monitoring .  These are illegal emissions; being ignored by our State and Government.  This is happening all over the world. 

Take the time to view our evidence; you can access it at: http://www.env.state.ma.us/DPU_FileRoom/frmDocketListSP.aspx    Type into the box: 12-76 and it will take you to the filings.  Open the filing by Sandra Chianfoni and its attachments will contain the evidence.  Distribute widely.  We must not allow this technology in our environment.  There are solutions to gain control. Our governments know they can not pull this off if the public is properly educated and made aware of the dangers of this technology.  We are not victims if we take control of our lives, but this can only happen collectively. 

I received an email this morning that says it all:

My father lived through the Mussolini’s years back in Italy; he
told me : Peter, even an idiot like Mussolini would not have done this (
imposing this “grid”on people).
What has happened to people here ? Have we
lost our senses ?
I have met many people here with the same symptoms you have
described; we have not been able to pin point the cause in a way that could be
stopped in the courts, and politicians look the other way, they wash their hands
and say: “Not my fault, not my problem, not my jurisdiction, look elsewhere”.
So, we run in circles like chickens in a cage with nowhere to go, just sit and
suffer. Something is really wrong in all this.
All I can do is do my best
within the civic limits that I have at my disposal, and let God take care of the
rest. And, He will do that for sure  and very well.

Keep well,
Peter.