What It’s Like to Be Allergic to Wi-Fi


A conversation with a woman who says she is suffering from a disorder that many scientists believe doesn’t exist.

On the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, the character Chuck McGill, a lawyer played by Michael McKean, has a rather memorable condition. He frequently wraps himself in a space blanket to protect his body from cell phones or wireless internet, claiming the electromagnetic fields emitted by these devices sicken him. He has — or thinks he has — a case of what’s known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS.

This is not a condition most doctors recognize. The Guardian was quick to debunk the supposed science behind EHS, claiming that the condition is overhyped by the media, and that while the symptoms sufferers report may indeed be real, it’s psychological rather than physiological. That sentiment was echoed by George Johnson in the Times, who wrote, “From the perspective of science, the likelihood of the rays somehow causing harm is about as strong as the evidence for ESP.”

full story:  http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/03/what-its-like-to-be-allergic-to-wi-fi.html

A power surge left thousands without power for most of the day in Stockton after smart meters on their homes exploded on Monday.



Stockton Smart Meters Explode After Truck Causes Power Surge

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STOCKTON (CBS13) — A power surge left thousands without power for most of the day in Stockton after smart meters on their homes exploded on Monday.

The explosions started after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a surge around 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

When the customers  in more than 5,000 homes get their power back on will depend on how badly damaged their meters are.

Neighbors in the South Stockton area described it as a large pop, a bomb going off, and strong enough to shake a house.

“The neighbor across the street, his meter doesn’t look as bad but his receptacles are all blackened.” said Brad Abernathy.

PG&E says a dump truck crashed near its Alpine substation on Arch Road. When the truck hit the utility pole, the top wire fell onto the bottom wire, creating a power surge.

“The top lines are considered our freeways. The bottom lines are our distribution lines taking power directly to homes,” said PG&E spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers. “So when the two collide, they’re at different voltages and the higher voltage wins out, causing an overload.”

Power is expected to be back to most customers by Monday evening, but the damage varies by home.




Nous sollicitons votre participation  à une action immédiate.

Amir Khadir, député de Mercier, a besoin de l’appui de tous les députés de l’assemblée nationale pour faire adopter  cette semaine, une motion afin que l’Assemblée Nationale prenne acte des risques réels d’incendies causés par les compteur intelligents.

Nous vous demandons d’écrire et/ou téléphoner sans délai à votre député provincial dès aujourd’hui en vous inspirant du modèle de lettre ci-bas.

Vous trouverez facilement les coordonnées de votre député en consultant cette page:  www.assnat.qc.ca/fr/deputes/

Vous trouverez des informations complémentaires sur les nombreux cas d’incendies mettant en cause des compteurs intelligents dans cette page: https://refusonslescompteurs.wordpress.com/about/securite/   Vous pourrez communiquer ces informations à votre député au besoin.

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Monsieur ou Madame [Nom du député],

Comme vous êtes mon député, je vous demande, au nom de la sécurité publique, de voter en faveur de cette motion qui sera présentée à l’Assemblée Nationale par le député de Mercier, M. Amir Khadir :

“Que l’Assemblée nationale prenne acte que le gouvernement de la Saskatchewan a ordonné le retrait de plus de 100 000 compteurs intelligents après que 8 incendies aient été reliés à leur installation;

Qu’elle prenne également acte que depuis le début du déploiement des nouveaux compteurs intelligents au Québec, au moins 6 incendies pouvant être liés à ceux-ci ont été rapportés; Que l’Assemblée nationale demande à Hydro-Québec de cesser de retirer les compteurs incendiés avant l’arrivée des pompiers-enquêteurs afin de ne pas nuire aux enquêtes.”

Salutations cordiales,

[Votre nom]


We solicit your participation in an immediate action.
Amir Khadir, Member of Parliament for Mercier, needs the support of all the members of the National Assembly to adopt this week, a motion so that the National Assembly should take note of the real risks of fires caused by the smart meter.
We ask you to write or call promptly to your MPP today inspiring model letter below.
You can easily find contact information for your member of Parliament by visiting this page: http://www.assnat.qc.ca/ fr/members.
You will find further information on the many cases of fires involving smart meters on this page: https://refusonslescompteurs.wordpress.com/about/securite/ you can communicate this information to your MP if necessary.
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Sir or Madam [MP name],
As you‘re my MP, I ask you, on behalf of public safety, to vote for this motion to be presented to the National Assembly by Mr. Amir Khadir, Member of Parliament for Mercier:
“The National Assembly to take note that the Saskatchewan Government ordered the removal of more than 100 000 smart meters after 8 fires have been linked to their installation;
Take also note that since the beginning of the deployment of new smart meters in Quebec, at least 6 fires that may be associated with these were reported; National Assembly asks Hydro-Québec to stop removing burned counters before the arrival of investigators firefighters so not to interfere with the investigations.”
Cordial greetings,
[Your name]