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Sep 25
2014

LAUSD Gives Teacher Accommodation From Wi-Fi

Official letter from the Los Angeles Public School District's Division of Risk Management and Insurance Services

"The Los Angeles Public School District (LAUSD) has officially accommodated a teacher who is sensitive to WiFi. This is the first accommodation that I've seen, and LAUSD is the second largest public school district in the US. From the attached letter:  

"The Committee reconvened September 9, 2014. After reviewing and taking into consideration all of the documentation you submitted as part of your request, the information you presented during the meeting, and reviewing alternate accommodations, the Committee approved your request to have the Wi-Fi turned off in your classroom during the 2014-2015 school year. As an alternate accommodation, the Committee also approved a reassignment to a different school site where Wi-Fi has yet to be installed."  

"This is incredibly important. Demanding access to "wireless-free" zones is, by my way of thinking, one of the most important ways to fight the proliferation of wireless and, at the same time, educate an unsuspecting public.

"In the US, the Common Core educational agenda (promoted, in part, by Bill Gates), has been accepted by almost all 50 states, and mandates computerized testing. The presumption within the schools is that this testing must be simultaneously taken by students using their wireless tablets. The language within Common Core does not specifically state that wireless must be used in all cases, but it does focus on the latest advancements in technology -- and so the presumption that all students must use and be tested on wireless tablets continues to grow.  

"Therefore I see this as one of the most important statements in the attached letter: "You also told the Committee the Common Core can be utilized on any PC and an iPad is not necessary."  

"This letter should be used around the world to support equal access in our increasingly wireless environments including schools, libraries, doctors' offices, hospitals, day care, fire stations and all county and state buildings. I believe the language in New York's accommodation laws might take the enclosed ruling and apply it absolutely."

Susan Foster




Sep 19
2014

Human Rights Tribunal does not accept evidence that EHS exists (British Columbia)

Electroyperensitivity (EHS) has been rejected as a disability by the Human Rights Tribunal of BC (September 18, 2014)

Sad news.  CSTS Human Rights case was dismissed by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. This was a class action on behalf of people with EHS, whose doctors said that they should avoid RF and not have smart meters.

Even though EHS is a recognized by the Human Rights Commission in Canada, the Americans with Disabilities in the US, and as a disability in other countries, the Tribunal chose not to accept evidence but rather to base its decision in large part on the evidence the BCUC accepted in the Fortis application.

Fortis BC paid a company (Exponent) to defend the smart meter. Exponent is a "product defense company" and has defended some of the most dangerous products in the world - pesticides, agent orange, asbestos, etc and now microwave radiation. They buy scientists who will produce reports saying anything is safe. One of their people said that our bodies emit more radiation than does a smart meter and the BCUC accepted that, while rejecting testimony from world renowned experts like Dr. Martin Blank, Dr. Isaac Jamieson and Dr. Meg Sears.

It's a sad day when the government is allowed, by the Human Rights tribunal, to come between a patient and his/her physician, but this is what has happened. Here is the decision for you to read.

This makes it more urgent for us to fight this re. fires, fee discrimination, and our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The other class action lawsuit against BC Hydro over smart meters is still ongoing. That one represents all customers of BC Hydro (residential and business) who are unhappy about any aspect of the smart meter program (i.e., getting one if you didn't want it, getting one and later deciding you don't want it, being harassed and bullied for refusing to get one), whether or not you currently have a smart meter.

Join the Class Action HERE for residential customers.
Join the Class Action HERE for commercial customers.

News Coverage and Poll:  Tribunal ends Anti-Smart Meter case (24 Hours Vancouver) 

NB the poll results for "Do Smart Meters Pose a Health Risk" at time of this posting are

728 votes - 85% YES, 4% NO, 11% I DON'T KNOW but I don't trust BC Hydro assurances




Sep 15
2014

Symposium on Health Issues Associated with the Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Radiation

C4ST - Held for Canadian Medical Doctors and Health Care Practitioners Presented by C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto - September 12, 2014



C4ST Symposium information

Dr. Devra Davis 
Founder and President Environmental Trust Fund; former Professor, Department of Epidemiology and founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute.

Dr. Hugh Taylor
Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Anthony Miller
Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Mr. Frank Clegg
Former President of Microsoft Canada, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology.

Dr. Magda Havas
Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University




Sep 10
2014

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE (updated June 21)

Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program

BC Hydro Tactics Update
for BC Hydro customers who are wondering what is going on with BC Hydro as of May 1, 2014

Opt-Out Sign for Analog in preparation for meter exchange (seal expiry announcement from Hydro) 


1. CLASS ACTION

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:

Residential PARTICIPATION FORM 
Commercial PARTICIPATION FORM

Questions and Answers


2.  IMMEDIATE ACTION:

DECIDE
Response to BC HYDRO's Current BILLING practices


READ

Legal Actions Update April 10, 2014

Dealing with the Deadline and Beyond

Realities to Consider 


SEND

RESPONSE to BC Hydro's "Choices" Letters

OR 

OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE   
Still useful for those who have had a smart meter imposed upon them without their consent. 


ATTACH
Opt-out Sign for your ANALOG


3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action 
on this website for ongoing news and updates.  

4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

FLYER

Mini Class Action Participation Form

Mini Q&A 





Sep 6
2014

Boil the Frog Slowly with special guest Kevin Mottus

2014 Interview on Boil the Frog Radio

Published on June 19, 2014

Special guest - Kevin Mottus, 2014 Congressional Candidate from California District 33 joins the show to share an important part of his platform - and that is to minimize radio frequency radiation exposure from all wireless devices and infrastructure to protect the health of our children.



Text taken directly from the Kevin Mottus website

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CLASSIFIES MICROWAVES EMITTED BY ALL WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVICES AS A CLASS 2B CARCINOGEN (Smartmeters, WiFi, Cell Phones).

World Health Organization finds positive association between Wireless and Brain Cancer.  European Union recommends a BAN of all wireless from school classrooms.  Belgium bans cell phones from children due to health effects.  Instead United States maximizes our children's exposure to CARCINOGENIC, NEUROTOXIC, GENOTOXIC wireless microwaves.

Vice President BIDEN'S 44 YEAR OLD SON BEAU BIDEN LATEST VICTIM BRAIN TUMOR from wireless use. How many more innocent people have to develop tumors - Already Lebron James, Steve Jobs, Johnnie Cochran, Mark Ruffalo, Sheryl Crow, Jim Kelly?

We need to minimize our population's exposure to wireless Radio Frequency Radiation by promoting Wired vs Wireless alternatives to access the internet and phoning

We need to educate people how to minimize their exposure given their current use of wireless

We need to develop less bioactive microwave frequencies to carry data used by wireless

We need to mandate wired headsets be used with all cell phones sold to prevent brain tumors

We need to mandate wireless carries develop products which minimize users exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation exposure

We need to stop promoting wireless technology use by children and multiple device use and multiple environment and almost continuous use of wireless by many people to allow cells to recover and repair from Radio Frequency Radiation exposure.

As stated clearly in House of Representatives Bill HR 6358 The Cell Phone Right to Know Bill Introduced by Dennis Kucinich:

We need to warn our population clearly of possible health effects due to Radio Frequency Radiation emitted by wireless

We need to establish actual safety standards for wireless technology which take into account non-thermal effects and which are biologically based.

We need to fund much more independent research not funded by the wireless industry themselves examining the health effects due to Radio Frequency Radiation emitted by wireless given the extensive use of wireless by our population.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT KEVIN MOTTUS:

http://www.kevinmottus2014.com/




Sep 2
2014

BC's energy minister admits smart meter FIRES ... but will do nothing

PRESS RELEASE: Coalition to Stop "Smart" Meters - July 30, 2014



JULY 30, 2014    For immediate release

BC's energy minister admits smart meter FIRES

... but will do nothing

Energy Minister Bill Bennett admits to smart meter fires in British Columbia, but rather than do anything, he expresses disappointment that Saskatchewan is taking action to protect its citizens.


On July 30 Saskatchewan Energy Minister Bill Boyd called a halt to the smart meter program, demanding removal of 105,000 meters after 8 "failures", that include fires and exploding meters. www.globalnews.ca/news/1483134/saskpower-ordered-to-remove-all-smart-meters-in-the-province/

"I think the concerns about safety are paramount here, the concerns are significant enough, anytime families are at risk in Saskatchewan, actions have to be taken and that's why we've directed SaskPower accordingly," said Minister Boyd.


In British Columbia, where we've had more "failures", which have also included fires and exploding meters, Bill Bennett and BC Hydro consistently have refused to acknowledge the danger and, instead, put the blame on homeowners' meter bases and wiring. It doesn't matter why a home burns after a smart meter has been installed - whether it was because the inexperienced installer damaged the base or that the meter heated up due to design flaws. The fact is that property and lives have been put at risk and our government is refusing to protect us.


Bennett is sorry that Saskatchewan is taking this action. ""It's unfortunate that Saskatchewan is doing what it's doing..." Why? Because it shows that some provincial governments are more concerned about their citizens than others. It puts BC to shame. www.cknw.com/2014/07/30/while-saskatchewan-yanks-its-smart-meters-bc-wont-do-the-same/  


Finally Bennett is admitting there have been fires due to smart meters in BC. This is a first, but it's way too late. Fires have been occurring for the last 3 years, and Hydro and Liberals have denied it. The evidence has been hidden and people have been living with a fire hazard on their bedroom walls. He's told Hydro to find out how many have occurred. That may be difficult because no agency is tracking them.


Why is Bennett asking for a count? Is it just because he feels he must do something? Saskatchewan doesn't know why the meters have caused fires - they are taking action because fires have occurred. We have had many fires and incidents in BC, and nothing has been done to protect us. Instead the program has been protected with lies and cover-ups. Do we not deserve the same precautionary action as Saskatchewan?


The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters asks, "Please tell us, Mr. Bennett, what is the right number, how many homes must burn before you will stop this dangerous program??"




Sep 2
2014

The Truth About Smart Meter Fires and Failures in British Columbia - INTRODUCTION

Executive Summary (ES) for distribution - Click link to view the FULL REPORT

"It is vital that all of you help to get this smart metering program stopped NOW, not next year, NOW. Here is proof that smart meters are fire hazards. We must demand that they be removed from all homes. Even if you don't have one on your home, in all likelihood there is one near you. Fires spread.

"Why has there been denial that this risk exists? Profit, greed, corporate pressure, incompetence?

"Once we give this evidence to our MLAs, they cannot say they didn't know. They have a duty to do all they can to get these things off homes immediately, or else they become as guilty as Bill Bennett and Hydro.

  • Please, print off a copy of the Executive Summary (ES) and write your covering letter. 
  • Please, take the time to hand deliver this to your MLA - hopefully handing it directly to him/her. 
  • Please take a second copy of the ES and ask him (or the person taking delivery) to sign, as proof that they did receive it. 
"Share this information widely. We can't allow the cover-up to continue.

 Sharon Noble

CLICK LINK to view FULL REPORT




Sep 2
2014

B.C. Hydro Press Release Refuted (August 26, 2014)

Opinion piece: A rebuttal to BC Hydro's press release of August 25, 2014

In response to the recent Fire Report sent to media outlets in BC, Hydro released a press release in an attempt to refute it, without directly addressing it, saying that the smart meters are improving the safety of the $$mart grid.

Please note that Hydro does not deny that fires have occurred: 
http://www.bchydro.com/news/press_centre/news_releases/2014/new-meters-making-electricity-grid-safer.html
   
Attached is a rebuttal that Sharon Noble, Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC, has sent out to every media outlet and newspaper.

Please circulate it to your newspapers, and your contacts, too. Thank you!




Sep 1
2014

OPT-OUT SIGN for ANALOG- for BC Hydro Installers

For customers who have chosen #3 on Hydro's List of "options"


FOR THOSE OF US WITH ANALOG METERS:

To be displayed on analog meter to ensure that BC Hydro's installers are aware of your "choice" to retain your analog and to accept no other.

Make sure to include the date, and provide the information at the bottom of the sign.  This replaces the more generic "NO TRESPASSING" sign that was previously available. 




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