“Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Emergency Santa Cruz Townhall Forum Set for Aug. 3rd


How Can Our Community Defend Itself?

Santa Cruz, CA- Critics of ‘smart’ meters say they are anti-consumer, a false solution to climate change and a threat to your health, privacy, safety, and the environment.  More than 45 cities and counties throughout the state of California agree[1].  Thirteen local governments have even gone so far as to criminalize the wireless meters- including Watsonville, Capitola, and Santa Cruz County.  The “Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Townhall Forum in Santa Cruz, California will feature a panel of national experts who will answer your questions on the subject, including Joshua Hart of StopSmartMeters.Org and Dr. Karl Maret of the Aptos Dove Health Alliance.  The panel will be moderated by Michael Zwerling (MZ), owner of KSCO radio in Santa Cruz.  The landmark event will take place Wednesday, August 3rd, 7-9pm, at the Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St. (at Laurel) in Santa Cruz.  Organized by a coalition of community advocates led by Stop Smart Meters! As of this announcement PG&E has not responded to an invitation to participate and defend their ‘smart’ meter program that has become a debacle of epic proportions.

Wireless “smart” meters have been widely reported to cause headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears- even memory loss and heart palpitations among susceptible individuals due to the constant bursts of microwave radiation- estimated at more than 22,000 per day.  The movement against “smart” meters is the sharp end of a growing movement demanding health-based standards for wireless technology.

Wellington Energy- a Pennsylvania based contractor for PG&E- has resumed installation of wireless “smart” meters throughout Santa Cruz county as of late June, violating local laws[2] that prohibit installations due to urgent concerns about health impacts from the meters’ wireless pulses, which have been measured at 100-150 times the cumulative radiation exposure of a cell phone[3], as well as privacy violations, ongoing accuracy issues and a series of fires and explosions caused by the new meters.  The company is operating out of a yard at 38th and Portola in Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz County.

Thousands of people have submitted written health complaints to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and on May 31st the World Health Organization made an earth shattering declaration- that non-ionizing radiation- from cell phones, cell towers, wifi, and “smart” meters- is now a class 2b carcinogen in the same category as lead, DDT, and engine exhaust.[4]  Nevertheless, PG&E continues to maintain that their meters are safe.  The utility had been citing the World Health Organization’s reassurances in past public statements.  Now, they are no longer referring to the health issue at all, as no independent health organizations will back up their claims of safety.  Instead, they recently mailed a 4 page glossy brochure to every household in Santa Cruz County, stating that “smart” meters will “cool the planet.”   This is despite PG&E’s own admission that the program has not reduced a single kwh of energy demand despite more than 80% of the meters already being installed throughout California.[5]

Despite decisive action taken by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in passing ordinance 5084 on January 11 2011 prohibiting “smart” meter installation, and a letter from County Counsel Dana McRae indicating that county law enforcement would enforce the law, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak has been arresting peaceful protesters, enabling PG&E’s forced, illegal smart meter installations onto people’s homes.  A number of reports have come in of installations on homes that were on the delay list, or had “no smart meter” signs posted.  PG&E has refused to remove these unwanted meters.

Three arrests of “smart” meter protesters have been made over the last month in Santa Cruz County, and numerous conflicts between residents and “smart” meter installers have been reported since installations resumed in the County in June.

“Every option is on the table,” says Joshua Hart, Director of StopSmartMeters.Org. “When you hear countless reports of serious illness resulting from the installation of these meters, and government agencies sit on their hands, refusing to intervene to protect the public, communties retain the right to defend themselves through peaceful mass direct action, lawsuits, or other means.  This forum will kick off a community discussion of how to keep Santa Cruz County safe from utility attacks.”

The “Wise Up to Smart Meters” forum comes at a time when community anger is building against PG&E for willfully violating local laws and threatening residents.   A large crowd is expected to attend.

Who:  Organized by StopSmartMeters.Org, featuring a panel of distinguished national experts, moderated by local radio personality Michael Zwerling (MZ) of KSCO radio. (see below)

What:  A public forum with expert panelists and an opportunity for the public to have their voices heard

Why:  To provide a forum for the Santa Cruz County Community to learn more about wireless “smart” meters and organize to resist their forced installation in the County

Where: Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St. (at Laurel) Santa Cruz CA 95060

When:  Wednesday, August 3rd 7-9:30pm

“Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Forum Featuring:

Moderator: Michael Zwerling (MZ) Owner, KSCO Radio,

Michael L. Zwerling is President and CEO Zwerling Broadcasting System, Ltd. Chairman and CEO ZBS Radio Associates, Ltd.  He is owner of KSCO NewsTalk AM 1080 serving Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz-San Jose metropolitan areas.

Panelists:

Joshua Hart MSc

Joshua Hart is the Director of StopSmartMeters.Org, an organization fighting the forced deployment of utility meters that harm health, violate civil liberties and endanger public safety.  He completed his Masters Degree in Transportation Planning at the University of the West of England in 2008 and has worked in the energy industry, as an urban planner, environmental advocate, and freelance journalist.

Dr. Karl Maret

Dr. Karl Maret practices Complementary and Alternative Medicine specializing in nutrition, functional medicine and energy medicine at the Dove Center for Integral Medicine in Aptos, California.  He holds an M.D. from the University of Toronto, as well as a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.  As president of the Dove Health Alliance non-profit foundation he promotes global research networks in energy medicine including health concerns associated with electromagnetic radiation.

 Other Panelists TBA

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5 Responses to “Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Emergency Santa Cruz Townhall Forum Set for Aug. 3rd

  1. Mia Nony says:

    The more we learn, the less we find we know.
    Utility corporations are actually destroying the frequencies of the planet by overpowering them with harmful artificial high frequencies.
    This is why microwave and wireless weaponry is designed by the military, to be used to kill.

    The electromagnetic resonance of all navigational creatures is exquisitely delicate and sensitive. It is also highly vulnerable to irreparable harm from any loud, overriding noise of artificially induced man made electromagnetic frequencies, from the digital world and otherwise.

    Just as a tuning fork has natural frequencies for sound,
    the planet earth has natural frequencies.
    So do human beings, dolphins, bees, butterflies, bats,. birds, etc.

    In science these frequencies are called Schumann resonances, which is
    a measure of human electromagnetic frequencies which co-relate with those in nature.

    The Earth’s Schumann resonances are “in tune” with the human brains’s Alpha states and Theta states.

    In other words, the natural frequency of the Earth at the
    boundary of the inner core is about 40 cycles/sec,
    which is at the upper end of the range of frequencies
    measured for the human brain using Schumann resonances.
    The natural frequencies of the Human Brain are:
    Beta waves (14 to 30 Hz),
    Alpha waves (8 to 13 Hz),
    Theta waves (4 to 7 Hz), and
    Delta waves (1 to 3 Hz).

    Alpha frequencies have been associated with meditation and relaxation.
    Theta frequencies have been associated with a dreamy, creative states.
    The Beta and Alpha waves (8 to 30 Hz) seem to correspond to the Schumann resonances: 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hertz.

    The 30 Hz high end of the Beta waves is roughly coincident
    with the frequency of cats’ purrs:
    According to an 18 March 2001 article in the London Telegraph by David Harrison: “… the purring of house cats is a “natural healing mechanism” occurring between 27 and 44 hertz.
    This reinforces studies confirming that exposure to frequencies of 20- up to a maximum of 50Hz strengthens human bones and helps them to grow.
    Enter: The so called Digital Age and the Smart Grid:
    Just imagine the immediate as well as long term damage done directly to the brain and body by the constant radiation damage from the wanton introduction of 900 Megahertz phones, later upped to 4 Gigahertz DECT portable phones, as well as cell phones, cathode ray Tvs to plasma TVs, computers, electric cars, then ubiquitous WiFi throughout downtown core areas and throughout the home wiring, and then the mesh network blanketing everything, of which Smart Meters are but one all powerful component!
    We have been converted into human transmission antennas by utility corp[orations, a process which can harm and kill us.
    Low-frequency electromagnetic waves of humans may be associated with Qi. “Qi” or “Chi” (known as the essential life force in Chinese medicine) is detectable physically as a frequency.

    The microtubule structure of brains and other cells may be the key to phenomena such as human and other consciousness.

    Human brain wave activity, when not tampered with by artificial electromagnetic high frequencies, can be compared to that of dolphins.

    Some experiments show connections between the brain states and resonant electromagnetic waves, raising the possibility that the human brain has evolved to be “in tune” with Planet Earth.
    Dolphin and human brains, as well as all navigational brains, contain bio-magnetite which gives them an electromagnetic sense that provides a link between brains and many types of electromagnetic phenomena, including but not limited to Schumann Resonance phenomena.

  2. Nat. Environmental Consulting says:

    SMARTMETERS=CANCER
    CELL PHONES=CANCER
    CORPORATIONS LIE, your FAMILY DIES
    1000’s of global scientific studies indicate dangers of RF/Microwave Radiation
    http://www.whale.to/b/cit_disease.html
    Disease citations re electromagnetic radiation (animal & human) Citations re electromagnetic radiation
    Blood Headache Heart Disease Immune system Leukemia Lymphoma Memory Psychological Sexual Sleep
    Blood
    Cancer
    Ivaschuk et al. (1999)- short-term exposure to cellular phone RF of very low intensity affected a gene related to cancer.
    Balcer-Kubiczek E.K. & Harrison G.H.
    HEADACHE
    Barbanti P. et al. Increased density of dopamine D5 receptor in peripheral blood lymphocytes of migraineurs: a marker of migraine? Neurosci. Letts. 1996; 207(2): 73-76. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Salford L.G. et al. Permeability of the blood-brain barrier induced by 915MHz electromagnetic radiation, continuous wave and modulated at 8, 16, 50 and 200Hz. Microsc. Res. Tech. 1994; 27: 535-542. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Persson B.R.R. et al. Blood-brain barrier permeability in rats exposed to electromagnetic fields used in wireless communication. Wireless Networks 1997; 3: 455-461. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Frey A.H. (Editor), ‘On the Nature of Electromagnetic Field Interactions with Biological Systems’, R.G. Landes Co., Austin, Texas, 1994. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Janigro D. et al . Regulation of blood-brain barrier endothelial cells by nitric oxide . Circ. Res. 1994; 75(3) : 528-538. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Winkler T. et al. Impairment of blood-brain barrier function by serotonin induces desynchronisation of spontaneous cerebral cortical activity: experimental observations in the anaesthetised rat. Neuroscience 1995; 68(4): 1097-1104. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Del Zompo M. et al. Dopamine hypersensitivity in migraine: role in apomorphine syncope. Headache 1995; 35(4): 222-224. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Villeneuve A. Pathophysiology and treatment of negative symptoms. Can. J. Psychiatry 1994; 39(9 Supplement 2): 53-58. Headache are consistent with the fact that microwaves are known to non-thermally affect the dopamine–opiate system of the brain and to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, since both of these have been medically connected with headacheThe Physiological and Environmental Effects of Non-ionising Electromagnetic Radiation by G.J. Hyland
    Heart Disease Satre, Cook and Graham (1998) observed significantly reduced heart rate variability (HRV) in volunteers sleeping in 60Hz fields. Extrinsic EMR signals interfere with hearts and cause heart disease and death. Bortkiewicz et al. (1995, 1996, 1997) and Szmigielski et al. (1998) found that RF exposure altered heart rate variability and blood pressure. Braune et al. (1998) showed that cell phone significantly increased blood pressure. Savitz et al. (1999) found a highly significant dose response relationship for mortality from Arrhythmia related heart disease and heart… attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) for exposed electrical occupations and for individual occupations of electrician, lineman and power plant operator. This is a powerful set of epidemiological evidence showing that EMR across the spectrum increases the incidence and mortality from arrhythmia related heart disease and from heart attack.
    Immune system
    Boscol et al. (2001)- RFR from radio transmission stations (0.005 mW/cm2) affects immunological system in women.
    Fesenko et al. (1999) reported a change in immunological functions in mice after exposure to RFR at a power density of 0.001 mw/cm2.
    Novoselova et al. (1999)-low intensity RFR (0.001 mw/cm2) affects functions of the immune system.
    Veyret et al. (1991)- low intensity RFR at SAR of 0.015 W/kg affects functions of the immune system.
    Youbicier-Simo B.J. et al. Pathological effects induced by embryonic and postnatal exposure to EMF radiation from cellular mobile phones. – written evidence to the IEGMP.
    Sri Nageswari K. Immunological effects of chronic low power density and acute power density microwave radiation – a review. Proc. Asia Pacific Microwave Conf. (Editor: R.S. Gupta), Vol. 1(B1.6), pp.59-61, 1996….

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  3. Mia Nony says:

    Don’t wait for local or state laws to protect you Head straight to the top.
    Smart meters are illegal.

    Health Canada laws use Safety Code Six – (which, please note, is absolutely no different than the same Federal Safety Code used for all countries including the USA, as these are the international code standards of safety).

    International Health Law, as well as the version for Canada in Safety Code Six law, states that any wireless device with incompatible frequencies capable of exciting human tissue and causing the “heat effect” are by ALL Health laws, Canadian ones and those everywhere, “to be avoided”
    Think about those implications legally.

    Every single corporation connected with the manufacture and/or the installation of any wireless device is potentially liable under the health laws of every Western democratic nation.
    This means that smart meters are right now ILLEGAL, and that means they are at least in theory also illegal according to every country’s own health safety laws, which state the same thing as Canadian law everywhere else.

    Testimony has been given to our government by a man named Curtis Bennett to this effect.

    I gather that it has been pointed out to the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada in a Standing Committee that Health Canada has “omitted” by what they are politely calling an “error of omission” a key clause of their oown law about frequencies and harm.
    This means that a Canadian Federal Agency has decided to disregard Canadian Federal Health and Safety Laws by using their own laws selectively while ignoring the most important part, called “causation” and while disregarding the legal requirement to use aa procedure known as “the weight of evidence” evidence which Curtis Bennett has already supplied to them. Even SINCE being notified officially 10 months ago, Health Canada still has continued to overlook or ignore the unavoidable legal link to causation of health issues from frequency incompatibility, the eco system damage caused by the use globally, the ecocide of allowing incompatible frequencies between biological beings and artificially generated EMFs to destroy the ability of all species to reproduce.
    Where I come from that is a recipe for extinction of the ecosphere, nothing less.
    Remember what they are ignoring is a key legal clause of Canada’s own laws. Health Canada has also as good as suspended the procedural use of the “weight of evidence” requirement in the study of incompatibility of frequencies between biological entities and wireless devices.
    Note that Health Canada only did so for this sole issue of wireless devices.
    This means this avoidance of Federal law must be the same for the USA.
    And that may even mean that while everyone is trying to demand that local ordinances for a moratorium are upheld, the reality is that each local governmental body even int he USA may well be answerable to each state law and MAYBE each state may or may not be individually answerable to the Feds when it comes to the Safety Codes being violated here.
    So at the Federal level, at least in Canada, the reality is that smart meters are in total violation of Federal health laws.
    SMART METERS ARE ILLEGAL.
    Busted!
    There is a Canadian who is offering the saME testimony offered here in Canada for a lawsuit in process in the US, CHECK IT OUT
    http://www.thermoguy.com
    That lawsuit is based on the same facts, offered by the same person, the primary fact being that Health Canada is in violation of its own Federally mandated laws which are no different than those of the USA regarding prohibition of any risk of excitation and stimulation and resulting heat effect on human tissues from frequency conflict between these devices and the human body which has a frequency of about 7 to 7.5 hertz.
    THE HUMAN BODY HAS ABSOLUTELY NO SHIELDING FROM EMFS.
    Even a simple coaxial cable has EMF shielding!
    We have NONE!
    EVEN SHORT TERM EXPOSURE TO THESE FREQUENCIES CAN CAUSE IRREPARABLE HARM TO THE ABILITY TO REPRODUCE.
    And that is a lawsuit no corporation can afford.

  4. Rajat Esbat says:

    What do you think of the huge blackouts in Southern CA. Arizona and Mexico ?
    Anyway of finding out what the real story is and publishing it? Smart meters
    at fault here?
    thanks
    take care
    Rajat

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