Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Perspectives and Insights
Societies are complicated systems, and humans are creative and complex creatures with different points of view. The definition of progress is not the same for all people and every person brings to this planet his or her own unique set of circumstances, insights and opinions.
However, it seems some truths are universal. Even with opposing beliefs, disparate amounts of knowledge and patience, and controversy, there are opportunities to find common ground and solve problems that appear to be overwhelming.
In the following, you may find a new perspective or vantage point, or some new courage. A more philosophical point of view . . . strategies and solutions.
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CBC: The Current January 20, 2014
"We text with it, download with it, buy with it, sell with it, play with it and work with it. And now, it may be payback time. Today we look at how the Internet of Things may be poised to tell tales about us over the web.
"We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us." Marshall McLuhan,
Philosopher of Communication Theory
"One of the less popular rides at DisneyWorld is the Carousel of Progress. It features a shiny, optimistic vision of the future that includes voice-activated appliances. . . .
"There's a lot of consumer interest in these new gadgets - but also privacy concerns. Last week, Google bought Nest, a maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, for more than 3-Billion-dollars. Days before that, Google was found in violation of Canada's privacy laws. And its move to get a foothold in the smart gadget market caused an outcry in the tech world.
"Today, we're asking where all this technology is heading, how we can benefit and what we may lose in the process.
"Robert Platek is the CEO of Sensor Suite, a technology system that lets building owners get real-time alerts about their properties over their smartphones. It's currently in use in 30 buildings across Toronto. Robert Platek was in Toronto.
"Avner Levin is the Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at Ryerson University. He shares his insight on how to protect ourselves and our data from the Internet of Things. Avner Levin was in our Toronto studio.
"Christine Rosen is a fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank in Washington. . . .
Resonance- Beings of Frequency (documentary film)
Resonance: Beings of Frequency Comment: This may be one of the most important documentaries ever made. You will need almost 90 minutes to watch the entire film, but it is time well spent. Anyone using wireless devices should watch this film.
(documentary film) by James Russell
Comment: This may be one of the most important documentaries ever made. You will need almost 90 minutes to watch the entire film, but it is time well spent. Anyone using wireless devices should watch this film.
RESONANCE is an eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.
Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.
By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.
Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing.
Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for more than a second.
This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically.
Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural resonance.
To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the effects of which we are just starting to see and feel.
Mast Sanity: http://www.mastsanity.org/
a good overview of the problems we're facing with the proliferation of wireless transmitters that has changed our environment over the last 15-20 years. Prof. James F. Tracy July 2012
" . . . The smart grid technology is being sold to the public as a way to "empower" individual energy consumers by allowing them to access information on their energy usage so that they may eventually save money by programming "smart" (i.e, wireless enabled) home appliances and equipment that will coordinate their operability with the smart meter to run when electrical rates are lowest. In other words, a broader plan behind smart grid technology involves a tiered rate system for electricity consumption that will be set by the utility to which customers will have no choice but to conform.
"Because of power companies' stealth rollout of smart meters a large majority of the public still remains unaware of the dangers they pose to human health. This remains the case even though states such as Maine have adopted an "opt out" provision for their citizens. The devices have not been safety-tested by Underwriters Laboratory and thus lack the UL approval customary for most electronics.
"Further, power customers are typically told by their utilities that the smart meter only communicates with the power company "a few times per day" to transmit information on individual household energy usage. However, when individuals obtained the necessary equipment to do their own testing they found the meters were emitting bursts of RF radiation throughout the home far more intense than a cell phone call every minute or less . . .
EMF Safety Network - U.S. applicable to Canada and elsewhere (Introduction by Rafe Mair) (Originally posted December 2011)
Introduction my Rafe Mair.
I regard most videos I get with great suspicion . . . many of them have that "Hitler is alive and well living in Argentina" look about them.
This video which has "Smart Meters" as surveillance devices, frankly, disturbs me greatly and if it is true, even up to a point, we must demand an answer not from BC Hydro - why talk to the monkey when you can talk to the organ grinder?
This and another big question arise - this is a one billion dollar exercise and not only were we not consulted, neither were our MLA's.
This is taxation - for that's what it is - without representation. Hitler may not be alive and well in Argentina but I regard this video as a message that must be dealt with. Oh, Yes . . . 'if you've nothing to hide, why are you against a little surveillance?"
The answer is that I do have something to hide . . . MY PRIVACY!"
Other videos with Jerry Day:
Replacing a Smart Meter with a Safe Analog Meter.mov
We Are EMR Guinea Pigs
Dangers of Smart Utility Meters
Protect Yourself from Digital Utility Meters
"Our advocacy groups know that many parents and most teachers who are concerned regarding wireless radiation in school environments feel as if they have been muzzled regarding this issue.
"I can't comment on whether or not any impropriety or discrimination or harassment or other harm is intended or disregarded. I know that whatever transpires, it's a fact that there are many teachers who personally feel ridiculed and that their job security and related normal expectations are imperiled by their efforts to investigate and be prudent about these radiation exposures to school children and for reasons of workplace safety.
"It's also a fact that there are many teachers -- and children -- who are made ill by exposure to this type of radiation.
"Even if it is legal to urge and insist that teachers and parents must 'voluntarily' agree to accept the presence of a physical radiation agent in schools, and even if it is legal to insist that teachers 'voluntarily' agree to not discuss the topic of wireless radiation in schools with their peers nor anyone else (and I'm not saying whether or not such insisting is legal, because I don't know), it's certainly unconscionable to accept this approach when supposedly we all care about each other and care about children, and where certainly we live in a country where usually no one should ever feel attacked or afraid to speak up in the best interests of children (or anyone else)."
Anniversary Concert 2007 - Final Chorus
The original cast of the stage performance of Les Miserables with a 250 voice choir, at the tenth anniversary in 2007
When money, politics and science intersect, America's children are threatened. Moyers and Company: PBS Bill Moyers on failure of public health.
David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz discuss how the chemical industry and its powerful lobbies prevail in blocking efforts to reform outdated laws, leaving the public afloat in a soup of toxins. And Sheila Krumholz and Danielle Brian talk about the importance of transparency to our democracy, and their efforts to scrutinize who's giving money, who's receiving it, and most importantly, what's expected.
American Public Television
Distributed nationally by APT
David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz on Toxic Disinformation
Science can be a battleground -- witness the politics of climate change, the teaching of evolution, the uncharted terrain of genetic modification and stem cell research, among other contentious issues. But when industries release untested chemicals into our environment -- putting profits before public health -- our children are the first to suffer. Nowhere is this more troubling than in the ongoing story of lead poisoning.
Bill talks with David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians who've been taking on the chemical industry for years -- writing about the hazards of industrial pollution and the neglect of worker safety -- despite industry efforts to undermine them. Their latest book, Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children, is the culmination of 20 years of research. Markowitz and Rosner warn that, for young children, there's no safe level of exposure to this dangerous toxin still lurking in millions of homes.
The authors discuss thwarted efforts to hold the lead industry accountable, failed attempts to find cheap solutions, and the cost to the future of our children. As long as the chemical industry and its powerful lobbies prevail in blocking efforts to reform outdated laws, Markowitz and Rosner say, we will continue to float in a soup of toxins -- inhaling, drinking, and absorbing chemicals that we may learn, years later, have put us all in harm's way.
There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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