1) Ray Broomhall, the Australian lawyer who hopes to have a lawsuit against EMR based on assault, is starting a political party dedicated to stopping 5G until it is proven to be safe. It hopefully will get publicity where the media refuses to publish any information about the risks and costs associated with this or any wireless technology.
“The objective of NO5G is to promote legislative schemes, laws and policies to regulate 5G and associated technology and to establish a moratorium on 5G until such technologies are proven safe to human health, flora, fauna and property.”
2) A member just sent this:
“For the first time that I’m aware of, BC Hydro has estimated my bill based on previous usage and credited me against the extortion (Legacy Meter Charge) fee. I thought it may be of interest to members what amounts were involved. My bi-monthly extortion fee is normally $64.80 + GST and because they didn’t read the meter for this bill, they credited me $27.90 + GST (Legacy Meter Missed Read Credit.) So the pure extortion amount is $36.90 for a two month bill.”
This shows how much the reading costs. We were told in 2013 that the fees were to pay for reading, new equipment (the little handheld computers the meter readers use) plus other changes to the “systems”. Now 7 years later, no reduction in fees and neither have we ever seen an accounting of the total fees collected or the costs incurred. I’ve asked several times — nothing is identified in annual financial reports (I haven’t looked at the last couple) so there is no way to know.
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My rough estimate is that BC Hydro has collected at least $30 million in fees. That is a lot of money that has been extorted and gone unreported. And fees are still being collected from those of us with smeters that do not transmit (Radio-off @ $20 per month) as well as those who still have their Legacy analogs.
Neither is there any accounting for new replacement meters. No info provided about how many have been replaced for one reason or another or the costs involved except for the 88,000 replaced at a cost of $20 million in 2016. In 2016, these meters would have been under warranty, yet BC Hydro paid the bill. No explanation for this either.
BC Hydro needs to remove more than 88,000 smart meters that are either faulty or may not meet Measurement Canada standards, public records show.
Someday, someone is going to spend the time to get this info. to which we have a right. This is a public corporation.
3) Below is a letter regarding the FCC in the USA which still uses the exposure guidelines established by ICNIRP close to 30 years ago, which is based on harm from heating alone. Despite thousands of studies showing harm from non-thermal radiation, agencies like FCC and Health Canada continue to deny harm from microwave radiation and allow wireless devices to be sold without warnings, to be installed in hospitals and schools exposing the most vulnerable to dangerous levels of EMR.
The FCC is open for comments regarding its proposal to allow the current guidelines to apply to milliwave frequencies. No studies showing they are safe. Please consider submitting comments and signing the 5G petition if you haven’t already.
Meanwhile, the FCC has blocked more municipal involvement in the siting of microcells and towers that are integral to the 5G grid.
ACTION ITEM: Tell Congress to hold hearings on the FCC!
The FCC’s human exposure guidelines for RF microwave radiation were adopted back in the 1990s. Over the past twenty-four years, thousands of independent scientific studies have demonstrated serious biological harm from exposure to wireless radiation. But on April 1st, the FCC announced it had reviewed all the science, and was sticking with its old guidelines!
We want to know why. Which experts were consulted, which studies were examined, and who at the FCC has the medical and public health expertise necessary to render an opinion that is truly protective of all Americans?
This is a job for Congress. Let’s make them do it.
The back story:
In the late 1990s, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted human exposure guidelines for radio-frequency microwave radiation (“wireless radiation”) emitted from cell phones and other wireless devices. The guidelines were based primarily on studies from the 1980s showing that radiation from cell phones had no biological effects, only thermal (heating) effects.
At the time, that claim was strongly disputed by independent scientists, since they had already demonstrated DNA breaks and other biological harm from prolonged exposure. And over the past twenty-four years, hundreds of new studies have documented and confirmed those findings.
As the scientific evidence mounted and the proliferation of wireless devices grew exponentially, government agencies, public health advocates and research scientists advocated for a review of the FCC’s guidelines. Finally, in 2013, the FCC relented, opening an official inquiry into the adequacy of its human exposure guidelines and inviting public comment.
Hundreds of comments were submitted, many by leading epidemiologists and cancer researchers from around the world. Hundreds of scientific studies and papers were submitted, documenting adverse health effects from exposure.
The FCC delayed any action on the inquiry for years, claiming it had been overwhelmed by the response. Nevertheless, under mounting pressure from Congress to release its findings and decision, the FCC finally published its official announcement in the Federal Register on April 1, 2020. The agency said that it had reviewed all of the studies and decided to leave its old guidelines in place.
There was no mention of who, exactly, at the FCC reviewed the studies. The agency has no official health division or expertise in public health. Many of the studies submitted were conveniently dismissed without review for not meeting criteria established by the FCC. In short, the FCC, notorious for its imperious attitude and powerful defense of its decisions, came to the amazing conclusion that it was right 24 years ago about human exposure to wireless radiation, and it’s still right!
This is a matter of public health and safety. We think Congress has an important role to play here, and it’s high time Congress held hearings on this issue. Let’s have the FCC explain, in an open and public forum, exactly how they came to the conclusion that their long-outdated guidelines are just fine for protecting American lives, especially the youngest ones.
SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.5gcrisis.com/fcc
Despite a request by 24 Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to delay the vote, Tuesday, the FCC voted to further limit municipal power to regulate 5G. This time the FCC barred municipalities from blocking or delaying upgrades. It means that once there is an antenna on a pole, Telecom will be able to replace it, add more etc without local control. Telecoms used Covid as the excuse – they want to be able to improve services when communities need… It seems litigation is on the way. Appeals will have to be submitted within 10 days. The case against the FCC for its 2018 order aimed at speeding small cell 5G deployment is still in court – in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
U.S. – Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields, Reopening of Comment Period – Federal Register (FCC), 10th June 2020
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is reopening the comment and reply comment date that appeared in the Federal Register on April 6, 2020. In this document, the Commission seeks comment on expanding the range of frequencies for which its radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits apply; on applying localized exposure limits above 6 GHz in parallel to the localized exposure limits already established below 6 GHz; on specifying the conditions and methods for averaging the RF exposure, in both time and area, during evaluation for compliance with the RF exposure limits in the rules; on addressing new RF exposure issues raised by wireless power transfer (WPT) devices; and on the definition of a WPT device.
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein