Action Needed on US Senate Bill 2012

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 3.08.01 PMHeads up, Smart Meter Activists!

(A Message from Stop Smart Meters Montana):

S. 2012 is now before the Senate and will be voted on imminently.
“Introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the Energy Policy Modernization Act aims to help modernize the grid and reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.”

It is easier to stop funding of Smart Meters/Smart Grid at their source, rather than try to remove them once they have been surreptitiously installed.  Much of the funding for our current SMs came from the Stimulus Package of 2009 with matching industry funds. Senate Bill 2012 has already passed the House and is before the Senate now. This bill includes provisions for the further Federal development of Smart Grid programs.

Please contact your Senators, and ask them to please REMOVE any provisions, including section 2305, for Smart Meter/Smart Grid Programs from Senate Bill 2012.  Smart Meters/Smart Grid are dangerous, unsafe and a public health threat.  Taxpayers should NOT be forced to fund something which will be harmful to them.

Please call your Senators and ask them to remove all funding and provisions, including section 2305, for a Smart Meter/Smart Grid system from S. 2012.

To find your Senators  http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Thank you.
Please Spread the word.

Stop Smart Meters Montana

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Last Wild Areas on Earth At Risk from Microwave Exposure

The Olympic Peninsula, with its diverse rainforest habitats, is ground zero for proposed US military microwave weaponry drills, despite a rising tide of opposition.

As if RF pollution from smart meters, cell towers, and wi-fi systems wasn’t enough, wireless (or microwave) communications technology is now being put on steroids and forced into the last wild frontiers on Earth.

We learned this week, thanks to a post by Dahr Jamail on Truth-out.org that the US Navy has been secretly conducting electromagnetic warfare training on western Washington state’s public roads for more than five years, as they prepare for a much larger assault that is raising hackles all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Leading the charge against the US Navy plans to essentially attack its own country with RF weapons and noisy jets is the West Coast Action Alliance.  Check out their campaign to defend the wild.

Project “Loony”

Google’s “Project Loon” is unleashing a fleet of RF transmitters into our skies apparently whether we like it or not.

There are now a number of different balloon, drone, and satellite mounted RF transmitter-based projects including “Project Loon” from Google, as well as efforts by Facebook and other companies rushing to launch up to 11,000 satellites over the next several years. While many remote, rural communities would like a high speed internet connection, the side-effects of the wireless delivery systems being implemented may leave these communities with unwanted side-effects: damaged health and degraded and poisoned ecosystems. Safer, wired technology should be implemented, and the idea of “global wi-fi” should be dropped.

Here are some of Google’s recent experimental applications to the FCC:

https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=172888&x=.
https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=172983&x=.
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/442_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=69788&license_seq=70496

There have also been a number of reports that Google’s balloons have crashed, posing a hazard to those on the ground.

While there is some indication that the RF levels at ground level from aerial platforms may not as strong relative to levels from ground-based transmitters, the systems will likely facilitate new ground-based networks in areas previously undisturbed as well as proliferate wifi exposure. In addition, near field exposure to birds, bats, and other winged creatures has not even been considered by the project’s proponents and certainly not by the biased and compromised FCC. According to Ed Friedman, one of the organizers of GUARDS (Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space) a group who have been raising awareness about the issue:

“For me the foray into areas previously devoid of wi-fi may have major implications to wildlife. I’m also concerned with the security/spying aspects of these platforms. I suppose it’s a given that the companies involved will work with law enforcement. While I know it’s happening already, it will just become worse.”

Google and other companies are recklessly pushing forward with balloon and drone RF technology without public review or debate.

There is also significant potential climate damage from satellite-based projects expected to require hundreds of new rocket launches annually.  With more than 11,000 satellites planned, that is a tremendous increase in rocket launches spewing carbon and ozone-destroying pollutants. The atmosphere-wrecking implications of the cumulative effects of these projects is huge.

Companies and communities are intoxicated by this new technology- there is no doubt. We are like moths entranced by the dancing flame, unaware that their wings are catching alight from the spectacle. The truth is that our DNA, and with it our future, is at stake from this out of control, global experiment.

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Review of the New Cornet ED88T Tri-Mode ElectroSmog Meter Now Available in the Stop Smart Meters! Online Store

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The Cornet ED88T’s new features include frequency read-out and E-Field detection

Device Includes Building Biology Guidelines LED Traffic Light Setting for At-a-Glance Readings

Because of the need for affordable precautionary based EMF detectors, last year StopSmartMeters.org brought Building Biology experts and Cornet Microsystems engineers together to synchronize the readings of Cornet Electrosmog Meters with science-based precautionary exposure guidelines.

We are thrilled to see that our recommendations have been incorporated into Cornet’s new flagship pocket sized Electrosmog Meter, the ED88T, now available  in the Stop Smart Meters! online store. We’ve been using the new meter for several weeks now and are genuinely impressed. It has become our main testing device out in the field.

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The ED88T can be adjusted so that the red/yellow/green LED’s are consistent with precautionary exposure guidelines

When you adjust the ED88T’s settings to “Building Biology Testing Methods” in the system setup menu, the green LED’s will light while you are still at a no concern/ slight concern level, the yellow LEDs light up before levels reach “severe concern” and the red LEDs light before “extreme concern” levels are reached, according to Building Biology guidelines, based on peer-reviewed science including the Bioinitative report. (On the older ED78S, we recommend ignoring the LEDs which are based on thermal exposure limits and just using the numbers.)

This new feature provides an at-a-glance determination from the colored LED lights whether an area is more or less safe, or whether it is highly “electro-polluted” and should be avoided (or ideally mitigated).

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The ED88T has the capability of measuring both electric and magnetic fields from electrical equipment

As with the ED78S the meter includes a sound function that helps detect low RF levels, and a backlit LCD screen. The radio-frequency (RF/microwave) range is similarly wide (100 Mhz- 8 GHz).  This includes the frequency of a 5.8 Ghz cordless phone and wi-fi systems as well as some “smart” meters that transmit as low as 430 Mhz. In addition to the RF mode and two low frequency (LF) magnetic modes (good for power line readings) there is also a new E-Field meter mode to detect levels of low frequency electric fields, such as in the passenger compartments of hybrid cars.

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The Frequency readout on the ED88T helps identify the source

The new frequency feature provides a readout of the predominant RF field frequency in MHz (between 100 Mhz and 2.7 GHz) and helps determine the source of the electrosmog.  For example, if the readout indicates a frequency near 2.4 GHz (as depicted in the photo to the right) that would indicate the possible presence of a wi-fi router or microwave oven.  If it’s closer to 900 MHz the source could be a cell tower, cell phone, or smart meter. A faster pulse sampling rate (10,000/ sec.) helps capture brief smart meter pulses.

Overall, the new ED88T is a significant improvement over the solid ED78S (both now available from our store) with many new features and refinements that in our opinion make this meter more than worth the extra fifty bucks.

If you are on a tight budget, the ED78S is still a perfectly solid device for measuring household sources of non-ionizing radiation.  The newer ED88T takes it a step further however, and provides additional insight and information about one’s electromagnetic environment. For a basic starter tester of ElectroSmog exposure that covers a wide range of EMF pollution, the Cornet meters are highly recommended.

What’s New in the Cornet ED88T Tri-Mode Electrosmog Meter

The CORNET ED88T includes all the features of the ED78S, plus:

  • Frequency display for RF between 100 MHz and 2.7 GHz
  • E-Field Meter to measure ELF from power lines, electric wiring
  • Building Biology Guidelines Color LED lights setting
  • 3x faster sampling rate to capture brief smart meter pulses
  • Faster start-up response time
  • More readable data display/ black and white histogram
  • Peak vs. All Average Setting in System Setup

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All ED 88T’s now ship with 2 EBL 600mah Lithium-ion 9V batteries plus wall charger, a $20 value. Rechargeable batteries save you money and prevent harm to the environment.

The CORNET ED88T Electrosmog Meter is available now in the Stop Smart Meters! store for ED88T$189.50 (the original ED78S is $139.50). These are the lowest prices you will find these meters anywhere. We offer a 90-day money back guarantee for any reason, and fast, 2-3 business day USPS priority shipping to all 50 US states.

cropped-SMART-SIGN-Version9-100.jpgSales of Cornet Electrosmog Meters support our ongoing work to stop and reverse the spread of “smart” utility meters and raise awareness about EMF exposure issues. Thank you for supporting truly grassroots and independent activism!

Posted in EMF Mitigation, neighborhood organizing, radio-frequency radiation, Wi-Fi | 3 Comments

Smart Meter Resources from Ronald Powell Ph.D.

One name you should know if you are serious about investigating the health damage caused by smart meters is that of Dr. Ronald M. Powell Ph.D.

Dr. Powell received his doctorate in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1975, and has worked for the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards on energy policy research and R&D program evaluation.

He has carried out extensive research and evidence submission on the topic of utility “smart” meters, and is uniquely qualified to interpret the junction between the physics of electromagnetic fields and the biology of human exposure (most experts used by industry are focused on the physics side but typically have no knowledge of medicine or biology). You can access Dr. Powell’s smart meter research papers here, or directly via the links at the bottom of this page in the Scribd box.

Thank you Dr. Ronald Powell for your invaluable work to influence policy, and make the public more aware of the true nature of the smart grid.

As part of an analysis of the health, privacy and cyber security risks of various types of smart meters, Dr. Powell has created this very useful summary guide, below:PowellMeterChart

Dr. Powell’s qualifications:

“I am a retired U.S. Government scientist (Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1975). During my Government career, I worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For those organizations, respectively, I addressed Federal research and development program evaluation, energy policy research, and measurement development in support of the electronics and electrical-equipment industries and the biomedical research community. I currently interact with other scientists and with physicians around the world on the impact of the environment – including the radiofrequency/microwave environment – on human health.”

See full list of Dr. Powell’s smart meter evidence papers below:

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Stop Smart Meters! on Montana Statewide Radio

Montana_1990Awareness of the hazards of smart meters is growing in the state of Montana, where the newly formed Stop Smart Meters Montana are helping to organize popular resistance up in Big Sky Country.

Last week I was fortunate to be invited on the hour-long statewide “Voices of Montana” radio show hosted by Jon Arneson, relayed live to over 20 separate radio stations around the state. We had a lively discussion with a number of callers, covering issues such as health, privacy, fire, and overcharges.  Hopefully the people of Montana are at least slightly better equipped as they go up against utility companies who think they know what’s best for us.

Thanks to Jon Arneson and the VOM production team for their hospitality and for delving deeper into the smart meter topic for their Montana listeners.

Listen to Part 1 of Voices of Montana here

Listen to Part 2 of Voices of Montana here

Posted in Changing a Meter, Citizen rebellion, Democracy, Electro-Hyper-Sensitivity, EMF Mitigation, FCC, Federal Government, Fires, health effects, Health studies, Montana, Privacy, radio-frequency radiation, Smart Grid, Wi-Fi, World Health Organization | Leave a comment