California Parents Are Protesting in The Streets With Signs.

Friday, March 25, 2016

California Parents Are Protesting in The Streets With Signs.

Parents in California are advocating for safer schools. Here are parents standing in front of their school in the Fullerton School District with a sign to inform teachers and parents about the risk of the wireless system.


Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin

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From: “StopSmartMeters.org via ActionNetwork.org” <info@stopsmartmeters.org>

Date: Mar 24, 2016 5:22:42 PM

Subject: March 2016 Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin

Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin

March 2016 — Volume 33

Web: http://stopsmartmeters.org E-Mail: info@stopsmartmeters.org Twitter: @stopsmeters Post: P.O. Box 682 Portola, CA 96122

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

This technology is hurting us, I say. I blame the microwave for most of our problems. Anything that gets that hot without fire, that’s from the devil. You don’t believe me, you put a hot pocket in there for three or four minutes, pop that thing in your mouth, if that’s not hell, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what is.”

-Ellen Degeneres

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CONTENTS:

1.  Action Needed on US Senate Bill 2012

2.  Overcharging Reported from Bi-Monthly Reads and Estimated Billing

3.  New ED88T Electro-Smog Meters Available in Our Shop

4.  New 2016 Edition Brochures Available in Our Shop

5.  Smithville, TX Awareness Sparks Smart Meter Backlash

6.  Last Wild Areas on Earth At Risk from Microwave Exposure

7.  A “War on Energy?” An Analysis of Take Back Your Power’s Rhetoric

8.  Smart Meter Resources from Ronald Powell Ph.D.

9.  Lawsuit Filed by Sacramento Resident Against SMUD

10.  Courts: One Win, One Loss for RF Safety Campaign

11.  Australian Wireless Investigation Threatens Industry

12.  Montana Statewide Radio Hosts Stop Smart Meters!

13.  News Briefs: Science, Corruption, and Public Backlash

Court refuses to block Berkeley law requiring cell phone warnings

Court refuses to block Berkeley law requiring cell phone warnings

Bob Egelko, SF Gate, Mar 23, 2016

Picture caption: A man talks on his phone while walking past an AT&T store on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, Calif. on Saturday, July 12, 2014. An appeals court on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, allowed a Berkeley law requiring customers to be told of potential radiation dangers in carrying cell phones too close to the body.

A federal appeals court denied a request Wednesday by cell phone companies to halt enforcement of a Berkeley ordinance requiring retailers to tell customers that carrying switched-on phones next to their bodies might expose them to radiation levels above federal guidelines.

A federal judge had allowed the ordinance to take effect Jan. 25, rejecting arguments by CTIA-The Wireless Association that the city was violating retailers’ free-speech rights by requiring them to communicate a message they opposed.

CTIA asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco for a stay while it appealed the ruling, but a court panel refused Wednesday on a 2-1 vote.

The measure requires sellers to notify customers that the Federal Communications Commission sets radiation guidelines for cell phones and that a user may be exposed to levels that exceed those guidelines by carrying a phone in a pocket or tucked into a bra when the device is connected to a wireless network.

The ordinance originally also required the notice to state that “this potential risk is greater for children,” but the City Council removed that language after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ruled in September that it was not based on the federal standards but was a matter of scientific debate.

His ruling blocked the entire ordinance from taking effect. But in January, Chen allowed the city to start enforcing the narrowed warning about carrying switched-on cell phones and said it was consistent with FCC research and guidelines.

He said Berkeley was not violating the free-speech rights of CTIA and its members, who remain free to criticize the message as long as they comply with the law.

In seeking a stay, the industry group told the appeals court that Berkeley’s customer warning was “deliberately misleading and inflammatory” and would “create needless public anxiety about a product that is a part of consumers’ everyday lives.”

Judges Milan Smith and Morgan Christen voted to keep the ordinance in effect during CTIA’s appeal. Judge Carlos Bea dissented.

Bob Egelko is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: begelko@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @egelko

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Berkeley’s ‘Right to Know’ Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance Now in Effect

Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, Mar 21, 2016

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Berkeleys-Right-to-Know-Cell-Phone-Radiation-Warning-Ordinance-Now-in-Effect-373027781.html

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

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