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Apr 14
2015

Your cellphone is killing you: What people don't want you to know about electromagnetic fields

Dr. Martin Blank - Excerpted from "Overpowered: What Science Tells Us About the Dangers of Cell Phones and Other Wifi-age Devices"

The industry doesn't want to admit it, but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous. MARTIN BLANK

" . . . My message is not to abandon gadgets--like most people, I too love and utilize EMF-generating gadgets. Instead, I want you to realize that EMF poses a real risk to living creatures and that industrial and product safety standards must and can be reconsidered. The solutions I suggest are not prohibitive. I recommend that as individuals we adopt the notion of "prudent avoidance," minimizing our personal EMF exposure and maximizing the distance between us and EMF sources when those devices are in use. Just as you use a car with seat belts and air bags to increase the safety of the inherently dangerous activity of driving your car at a relatively high speed, you should consider similar risk-mitigating techniques for your personal EMF exposure.  

"On a broader social level, adoption of the Precautionary Principle in establishing new, biologically based safety standards for EMF exposure for the general public would be, I believe, the best approach. Just as the United States became the first nation in the world to regulate the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) when science indicated the threat to earth's ozone layer--long before there was definitive proof of such a link--our governments should respond to the significant public health threat of EMF exposure. If EMF levels were regulated just as automobile carbon emissions are regulated, this would force manufacturers to design, create, and sell devices that generate much lower levels of EMF.  

"No one wants to return to the dark ages, but there are smarter and safer ways to approach our relationship--as individuals and across society--with the technology that exposes us to electromagnetic radiation."




Apr 12
2015

"Healthy at 100"

Excerpt from John Robbins' Book Healthy at 110 dealing with electric and magnetic fields in our society

Excerpt from John Robbins' recent Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2006 talk about his new book, "Healthy at 100." This is a book aimed at baby boomers which looks at studies of 4 cultures where people regularly live to 100, and determine what these cultures have in common that is responsible for longevity and good health.




Apr 10
2015

Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care. 

A 7 minute talk worth watching. As you do, think about how these "obstacles and barriers" apply to the smart meter problem, cell towers and the proliferation of other wireless infrastructure in our communities.  The government is making it impossible to get information, is refusing to allow input, is lying and misrepresenting, is allowing no choice. If we, as a growing number of concerned citizens, all continue to work together as we have now for many years, we can knock down the obstacles and garner support and active participation. Together, we need to figure out how to do this in effective ways, regardless of governmental bureaucracy, BC Hydro and an uncooperative media.




Mar 24
2015

Wearable Tech: New Expert Study Confirms NY Times Questions

SYS-CON MEDIA - New studies demonstrate that microwave radiation from cellphones and other devices constitutes a (Group 2A) probable human carcinogen

Here is an up-to-the-minute review of where we are now with risk classification. Good article to share with skeptics.


From Environmental Health Trust

"TETON VILLAGE, Wyo., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wearable technology is raising health concerns worldwide. A recent New York Times article by Nick Bilton is raising important and unanswered questions about the safety of wearable tech, according to the non-profit research group, Environmental Health Trust (EHT). EHT believes, that in response to the article, several national media outlets such as Slate, Wired, and Medscape rushed to dismiss concerns raised by the NY Times piece and have each failed to report on growing evidence of harms linked with cell phones and other devices.

"EHT President and Founder Dr. Devra Davis notes that, "Wearable tech has never been tested for safety. Period. No one can say it is safe, because there have been no long-term studies into the health effects of these devices. Quite to the contrary, wireless wearables operate with the same microwave radiation as cell phones--that have been tied with many poor health outcomes including cancer. Our new website www.showthefineprint.org includes specific manufacturers' warnings that advise keeping phones away from the body. It makes absolutely no sense to assume that wireless wearables (that are often used in tandem with cellphones) are safe." Davis and other EHT scientists with ties to the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new updated analysis of the increased cancer risks of cell phones. The International Journal of Oncology just published their conclusion that radiofrequency (wireless) radiation from cellphones and other devices constitutes a (Group 2A) probable human carcinogen. Quickly changing technologies and intensive uses of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) emitting phones pose "a challenge to public health" according to the authors. . . .




Mar 19
2015

The Electromagnetic Assault on Our Brains and Bodies

James Spounias - American Free Press

"Just how bad is electromagnetic pollution to our health and well-being? Don't ask authorities who have their heads in the sand or corporate interests who are aligned with the military-industrial complex.

"The establishment, with few exceptions, dismisses concerns about electromagnetic pollution as paranoia from conspiracy believers. The derisive charge of "tin foil hatted" stems from those who made aluminum foil hats to shield their brains from direct electromagnetic assault. But are those people crazy? Informed Americans know where there's smoke, there's fire.

"As far back as 1972, information appeared in the mainstream press about how the U.S. Navy was testing microwaves on sailors: "Medical reports link rays to cataracts, damage to male reproductive organs, cardiovascular changes and even psychological problems. Except for cataracts, however, the health damage is uncertain and unexplored. The Navy's research project, using human guinea pigs, is intended to find out how dangerous microwaves really are."

"The column noted that the Soviet Union "set a limit 1,000 times smaller than the 10 milliwatts per square centimeter permitted by our own Defense Department," hinting to even the most skeptical reader that microwave radiation posed a serious threat to health. Ironically, our government, unlike our then sworn enemy, the "evil" Soviet Union, cared little about the health of sailors and eventually the rest of us. . . .




Mar 7
2015

Cupertino, We Have A Problem. WiFi and Kids.

An Open Letter to Tim Cook of Apple Inc. (published in Fearless Parent)

"Dear Tim,  

"On behalf of concerned parents, I'm writing to ask for your help. First, though, I'd like to acknowledge your company's tremendous success.

"You run the most culturally powerful company of all time.  

"Ok, some might say you're #2. But it's clear that you make fantastic, well-known products that have changed the way we work, play, and live.  

  • Adults love them: "I'm waiting to see what Apple will make me buy next."  
  • Kids love them: "Mom, just get me something with an Apple on it." 
  • Apes love them: "Oooga." (Apps for Apes help to stimulate their lives)  
"You run a tight ship. You generate more sales than Google, Amazon, and Facebook combined and your iPhone revenue surpasses Microsoft's entire business. You're "wildly profitable" (fiscal 3Q14 results). As the most valuable company in the world, you have unparalleled resources and reach. You've amassed 800 million iTunes accounts (with accompanying e-mail and credit card information) and hold over $150 billion in cash.  

"It's been an impressive run. Congratulations.

"With success and leadership comes responsibility. . . .




Mar 1
2015

Global Smart Meters Roll-Out And Serfdom Of Humanity

SMART METERS AND WOLVES' SHEEP PEN - By Mario Dufour and Esse Nemo

Mario Dufour is a Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Uruguay. He worked in Canada, Honduras, Haïti, Cambodia and in Nunavik in 90's and 2000's. Occasionally, he writes articles or editorials published in alternative monthly magazine Le Couac.

PART ONE: Global Smart Meters Roll-Out And Serfdom of Humanity

PART TWO: Smart Meters, The Meshed Network




Feb 15
2015

Hackers can get into most 'connected cars': study

CTV News / Steele on Your Side (2015)

According to the European think tank IDATE, over 420 million connected vehicles will be produced by 2018.

(Washington-AFP)

"Virtually all "connected cars" on the road are vulnerable to hackers who could steal data or gain control of the vehicle, a report from a U.S. senator said Monday. The report prepared by the staff of Senator Ed Markey said the wireless connectivity and Internet access available on the vehicles opens up security gaps that could be exploited for malicious purposes.

"The study found these security weaknesses in "nearly 100 percent of cars on the market" and noted that most automobile manufacturers were unaware of or unable to report on past hacking incidents.

"The senator's staff, which collected data from 16 major auto manufacturers, cited earlier studies on some vehicles which showed how hackers can get into the controls of some popular vehicles, causing them to suddenly accelerate, turn, de-activate brakes, activate the horn, control headlights, and modify the speedometer and gas gauge readings.

"The report also noted that many of these connected cars collect data on driving that could be kept in violation of privacy.

"It said that the "alarmingly inconsistent and incomplete state of industry security and privacy practices" raises questions about the need for new U.S. rules from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or other federal agencies.

"Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately the automakers haven't done their part to protect us from cyberattacks or privacy invasions," Markey said in a statement.

"Even as we are more connected than ever in our cars and trucks, our technology systems and data security remain largely unprotected."

"The report said the manufacturers appeared to take little or no action following disclosures from researchers in 2013 and 2014 about these vulnerabilities. . . .

Opportunity to COMMENT HERE




Feb 4
2015

Taiwan orders parents to limit children's time with electronic games

The Telegraph - Parents in Taiwan face hefty fines if they let their offspring spend too long gaping at televisions or playing video games

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  • Children under two banned from using electronic devices in Taiwan 
  • Parents who allow children to use iPads and smartphones face fines 
  • Under-18s are only allowed devices for a 'reasonable length of time' 
" . . . The new law means that iPads, smartphones and televisions are now listed alongside cigarettes and alcohol as restricted.

"The new law was originally proposed by Taiwanese MP Lu Shiow-yen, who said his intention was to protect young people by stopping them using electronic devices for more than 30 minutes at a time, The Telegraph reports.

"Research published in December last year found that 7.1 per cent of the population in Asia is addicted to the internet. . . .

THE TELEGRAPH

"Parents in Taiwan are now legally obliged to stop their children spending too much time using "electronic products" such as video games and televisions.

"Under rules passed last Friday by Taiwanese politicians, children under the age of two should be completely banned from using electronic devices, Xinhua, China's official news agency reported. Meanwhile under-18s should not be allowed to "constantly use electronic products for a period of time that is not reasonable". It means electronic products are now listed alongside cigarettes and alcohol as potentially dangerous vices.

"The new regulation is the brainchild of Lu Shiow-yen, a Taiwanese member of parliament who said his intention was to protect young people by stopping them using electronic devices for more than 30 minutes at a time.

"Parents who break the rules can be hit with fines of up to about 1,000 pounds although it remains unclear how authorities will determine what amount of time is unreasonable. . . .

"Taiwan is not the first Asian country to take action against the apparent perils of addiction to the internet and online games.

"China, which now has 648 million internet users, at least 24 million young "web junkies" and a rocketing number of internet addiction camps, has spent years trying to devise measures to help goggle-eyed children.

"In 2010, Beijing introduced rules requiring games companies "to develop techniques that would limit the gaming time of minors in order to prevent addiction", according to Xinhua. . . .




Jan 7
2015

An Electronic Silent Spring - Katie Singer

Katie Singer at the IFG.org Teach-In "Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth" held at Cooper Union in New York City October 25-26, 2014.

This is a talk given by Katie Singer, the author of "An Electronic Silent  Spring."  A transcript of the talk is included HERE.







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