Vol. 10: January/ February 2012

Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin
Vol. 10 Jan/ Feb 2012
https://stopsmartmeters.org  Contact: info@stopsmartmeters.org
PO Box 66165 Scotts Valley CA 95067

This issue of the Stop Smart Meters! bulletin is sent out in memory of
Marti Kheel (Passed Nov. 19th 2011)  Marti was a Stop Smart Meters!
supporter, a powerful activist and gentle soul working against ‘smart’
meters and all animal cruelty, bravely taking direct action with us,
confronting FCC Chair Julius Genachowski on inadequate US wireless health
standards during his visit to Silicon Valley in April- see:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/04/14/stop-smart-meters-disrupts-fcc-chairs-speech-in-silicon-valley/
Thank you Marti!  We miss you.

Obituary:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/21/MNKHEELMAR11214.DTL

QUOTES OF THE MONTH

“Since the smart meters were installed, I have difficulty breathing, have
headaches which I never had, sleep problems, balance problems, physical
weakness, nausea, anxiety, depression, and worsening of health conditions.
I would like the analog meter back so I can feel normal again.”

-D.D. Santa Cruz (hundreds more at
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?page_id=2292)

“I’m pissed. I’m pregnant and I’m aggro…..I am not okay knowing that (the
‘smart’ meter) has been transmitting EMF to my family and my unborn. Screw
this!”

-Melissa M.

“Why should we be fighting with our own customers over… this?”

-PG&E CEO Anthony Earley 12/20/11 as quoted in the San Jose Mercury News
http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_19583946

“Conclusion: EMF hypersensitivity can occur as a bona fide environmentally
inducible neurological syndrome.”

-Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Evidence for a Novel Neurological
Syndrome.
Carried out by Louisiana State University and published in the
peer-reviewed International Journal of Neuroscience Sept. 2011
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21793784

“No public utility shall prejudice, disadvantage, or require different
rates or deposit amounts from a person because of medical condition”

– CA Utilities Code 453. (b)

“Please remove me from your list.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE smartphone”

-Anonymous

CONTENTS

1. An End of Year Message from Stop Smart Meters!
2. What YOU Can Do to Stop Smart Meters!
3. What are ‘Smart’ Meters!?
4. What is Stop Smart Meters?
5. Upcoming Events
6. Thank You for Donating to Stop Smart Meters!
7. Smart Meter Campaign Updates
8. Media Links

AN END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM STOP SMART METERS!

We wish everyone out there a happy and healthy holiday season.   Though
the fight against ‘smart’ meters this year has been stressful and scary at
times, the scale of the grassroots resistance that has come together in
the face of utility and government corruption has been truly
inspirational.  There are now organized groups fighting “smart” meter
deployment in nearly every state in the United States, and an increasing
number of countries around the world.  The movement against
privacy-invading, health-damaging, safety-risking “smart” meters has truly
gone global.  Why not start a Stop Smart Meters! group in your
neighborhood today?

Here in California, where Stop Smart Meters! is based and where the
movement began last year, it has been a momentous year.  While we are
truly sickened by the thousands and thousands of reports of smart meter
related health damage, overcharging, and safety violations, we do hold out
hope. A growing public awareness, ordinary people taking direct action to
protect their communities, a change in tone in media coverage, and
(limited) policy progress signals that the public has had enough of this
program and is now in open revolt.

A year ago, government and utility officials were insisting that the smart
meter program was mandatory, that no “opt outs” would be permitted, that
the radio transmitters emitted only “45 seconds per day” and that they are
weaker than most wireless consumer devices.  Because of tireless advocacy,
research, direct action and publicity by all of us fighting the
‘deployment’ – we’ve made progress.  Congressional reps confirm that the
smart grid program was never mandatory- that if anything smart meters
ought to be an ‘opt-in’ program according to law.   Today California’s
largest utility –Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has said that they will
allow customers the choice of an analog meter (though still at an
extortionate cost).  We discovered through legal proceedings at the CA
Public Utilities Commission that the meters actually emit up to 190,000
pulses of microwave radiation every day- equivalent to having millions of
small cell phone towers scattered through our neighbourhoods blasting us
constantly.   During a year in which the World Health Organization finally
came clean about the carcinogenic risks of electromagnetic fields, there
is no excuse why this technology is being used at all.  Charging sickened
people- even a cent- to avoid a carcinogen not only violates the law, it
is totally bereft of morality.  UTILITY SHAREHOLDERS must bear the cost of
cleaning up the mess they have made.

Our community stands strong against this violation and we bear witness to
the damage being inflicted on us using money from our own taxes and
utility bills.  Our movement is getting stronger by the day as more people
wake up to the truth about this dangerous program.  Utilities and the
government regulatory agencies that shield them are running for cover
everywhere.

We want to send a special shout out to those people who are suffering
effects from their ‘smart’ meters this holiday season, but who have not
put the pieces together and identified the cause- we know there must be
millions out there.  Also, to those who have connected the dots but are
ignored by their utility and government- particularly those in multi-unit
dwellings and those on low income.  We’re with you and we are here to
support and advise you.

Over the past year, Stop Smart Meters! has been at the forefront in this
fight.  We’ve given hundreds of interviews to both alternative and
mainstream media, held several press conferences with those suffering from
‘smart meter sickness,’ organized a major town hall forum in Santa Cruz
with more than 200 attendees, and mobilized hundreds of people to speak at
the CPUC.  The mainstream media’s dismal record of reporting this crisis
means that we must continue to cover events as they unfold ourselves.  At
Stop Smart Meters! we continue to BE the media.  All year long we have
kept StopSmartMeters.Org fresh with new articles by our panel of
contributors, our own original news coverage, videos, and analysis.  We
have also travelled throughout California and out to Colorado to speak
publicly about the risks of ‘smart’ meter technology.  Together with our
allies at the EMF Safety Network, we launched SmartMeterHelp.Com in
November to funnel the thousands of complaints to legislators and
Utilities Commissions. Our Director Josh Hart was even arrested twice this
year for blocking smart meter installations, as part of a long proud
tradition of peaceful civil disobedience in the face of injustice.

Last month, Stop Smart Meters! coordinated a press conference where Santa
Cruz, CA residents spoke out about why they were returning the unwanted
‘smart’ meter to PG&E, putting a face on ‘smart’ meter health concerns,
and igniting a media firestorm that put a much needed spotlight on the
crimes being perpetrated by the utilities and their lapdogs in state
regulatory agencies.  PG&E panicked, disconnected power to the families
who had already been sickened by their stupid meters, creating a week-long
reporting frenzy of 75 year old ladies in tears and kids with smart meter
caused headaches having to forgo their Christmas.  The utility was roundly
(and rightly) criticized by the media and policymakers, and hastily
retreated by the end of the week-their tail between their legs,
re-connecting the families with no meter at all, and finally attempting to
salvage the last shred of public respectability by offering the ability to
keep an analog meter (albeit at an extortionate rate).

All of this work is made possible by those who contribute their time and
money to the cause.  We are as ever humbled by the generosity of people we
have never met, as well as our closest friends and allies, financially
contributing so that Stop Smart Meters! can continue to be a force to be
reckoned with.  We know people are struggling in this tough economy, and
we are grateful that you continue to support our grassroots operation.
Our “crowd funded” support means we will never be compromised by slimy
corporate allegiance, like other groups.   We will continue to defend the
public’s health, safety, and privacy without apology or compromise.

To continue to do our work, we need everyone to step forward and donate-
whether it’s time, money, or material donations.   Small or large, we
depend on our network (that’s you!) to keep going.  Please make an end of
year contribution today!  See https://stopsmartmeters.org/donate/  Contact
us if you are interested in making a tax deductible contribution to our
ongoing educational efforts.

Stay strong everyone–we will fight and win this together.

Joshua Hart
Director, Stop Smart Meters!

What YOU Can Do to Stop Smart Meters!

1. Lodge a formal complaint at the California State Public Utilities
Commission (PUC)  Consumer Affairs Branch (or relevant agency in your
state) You can do this online:
https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/cimsapp/?key=39949189

2. Submit a complaint at http://www.smartmeterhelp.com — this will go to
your legislators, governor, utilities commission, etc and will allow us to
track complaints.

3. Send a letter to your utility via certified mail revoking permission
for them to install a “smart” meter on your home or business, or demanding
that it be removed. https://stopsmartmeters.org/sample-letter-to-utility/
Call your utility and tell them you intend to retain or restore the analog
meter at no cost! PG&E: 1-877-743-7378, SCE: 1-800-655-4555 SDG&E:
1-800-411-7343 Demand to retain your analog meter- don’t take no for an
answer.  Also, you can lock up your analog meter to defend it against
theft by your utility. See:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/defend-your-analog-meter-main-index/

4. People concerned about their health have been having their ‘smart’
meters removed by electricians or other willing professionals.  Your
utility may attempt to disconnect service, but this does not go over so
well in the media- let us know if your utility has cut you off!  See:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/08/the-great-smart-meter-return/

5. If your local city/ county has not acted against the smart meter
attack, organize local residents and demand that your local government
officials do their job to protect public health and safety. SSM! can
advise on organizing and peaceful direct action against ‘smart’ meter
installation in your community.

6. Contact Gov. Brown (or the governor of your state)- demand that he pull
the plug on the ‘smart’ meter wireless mesh network and fire CPUC
President Michael Peevey.  Governor Jerry Brown, c/o State Capitol, Suite
1173, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 OR via web
http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php

7. Donate and support Stop Smart Meters! expanding fight for our health,
safety, and privacy: https://stopsmartmeters.org/donate/

8. Forward this e-mail newsletter to 5 friends, and have them subscribe if
they are interested by sending a request to info@stopsmartmeters.org.

WHAT ARE SMART METERS!?

The installation of wireless gas, electric, and water meters is one of the
largest technology rollouts in history.  Yet in California and other
states, there was virtually no consultation with the public and local
governments in advance of the multi-billion dollar “Advanced Metering
Infrastructure” (or AMI) project — the first ‘mandatory’ microwave
radiation device to be installed on our homes and businesses- far more
powerful than common household wireless devices.    Wireless radiation is
a class 2B carcinogen according to the World Health Organization  and
causes DNA damage  at exposure levels far below FCC guidelines, in
peer-reviewed scientific studies.  This radiation is not healthy for
anyone, but can be torture for the growing number of electrosensitive
people in our society.  “Smart” meters pose health risks, violate
individual privacy, interfere with electronic appliances, increase carbon
emissions and overcharge customers.  But utility companies and tech firms
love them because they allow them to layoff meter readers and generate
more profit.  Luckily, more communities every day are learning the facts
and refusing the DumbMeter onslaught.  Check out our primer (that you can
circulate) outlining the case against wireless utility meters here:
http://stopsmartmeters.wordpress.com/why-stop-smart-meters/

WHAT IS “STOP SMART METERS!”?

Growing out of the grassroots group Scotts Valley Neighbors Against Smart
Meters, which was started in June 2010, Stop Smart Meters! is now a
community supported international advocacy, media outreach, and direct
action network providing activism consultation and technical assistance
advice to dozens of local groups around the country (and even
internationally) who are fighting the wireless ‘smart’ meter assault.

The fight against ‘smart’ meters has brought about new, unexpected
political alliances.   Please join us and add your voice to thousands of
others.  More info, regular news updates, analysis, and tips on resisting
‘smart’ meters at our website: https://stopsmartmeters.org

To join Stop Smart Meters! and add yourself or others to the distribution
list for this newsletter, please send a request to:
info@stopsmartmeters.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 12th 9am CA PUC Meeting 505 Van Ness Ave. SF
Feb. 1st   9am CA PUC Meeting 505 Van Ness Ave. SF
Feb. 16th 9am CA PUC Meeting 505 Van Ness Ave. SF
March 8th 9am CA PUC Meeting 505 Van Ness Ave. SF
March 22nd 9am CA PUC Meeting 505 Van Ness Ave. SF

All 2012 Dates: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/aboutus/2012meetings.htm
Watch live and archived meetings: http://www.californiaadmin.com/cpuc.shtml

THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO STOP SMART METERS!
Even if it’s only a small amount, it all adds up and it really goes a long
way toward making this education and advocacy possible.  Remember we are
community supported- please chip in if you can- even small amounts add up
and make a difference!  Here’s more about the work that your donation
supports:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/06/28/please-support-stop-smart-meters/
Click here to make a donation: https://stopsmartmeters.org/donate/

SMART METER CAMPAIGN UPDATES

UNWANTED SMART METERS GET RETURNED TO UTILITY IN SANTA CRUZ, CA
On Dec. 7th, more than a dozen Santa Cruz County residents- including
mothers and grandmothers- assembled outside Pacific Gas and Electric’s
Capitola Payment Center with their unwanted wireless electric meters in
hand, and spoke about what prompted them to defy their utility and replace
the ‘smart’ meter on their homes with widely available analog meters.
After being interviewed by the media, they quietly got in line and waited
for the next clerk. But before they could speak to anyone, PG&E called out
half a dozen Capitola Police Officers, and kicked everyone out of the
office.  The unwanted ‘Smart’ Meters were left piled up on the counter.
PG&E (AKA the Grinch) in its infinite wisdom decided to disconnect power
to those who returned their ‘smart’ meters a week before Christmas,
including a family with small children who suffered headaches and
nosebleeds from their ‘smart’ meter and a 75 year old woman who depended
on electricity for her medical condition. Watch video of ‘smart’ meter
return:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/08/the-great-smart-meter-return/  Press
Release here:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/12/pge-threatens-to-disconnect-families-protecting-their-health/
PG&E shoots itself in the foot and shuts off power to sickened families:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/13/pge-shuts-off-power-to-sickened-families-2-weeks-before-christmas/
PG&E
’s pathetic, Orwellian justification for shutting off power to
vulnerable families a week before Christmas:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/15/orwell-the-2011-version-pge-claims-they-are-only-concerned-for-customer-safety-when-turning-off-the-power/
The Grinch Backs Down- Re-Connects Sickened Families:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/17/pg-re-connects-families-in-santa-cruz-calaveras-counties/
More ‘smart’ meter returns at local legislative offices:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/22/merry-christmas-utilities-here-are-your-smartmeters-back/

HELP IS ON THE WAY! SUBMIT YOUR COMPLAINT TODAY AT SMARTMETERHELP.COM
In late November, the EMF Safety Network and Stop Smart Meters! officially
launched our new joint project: SmartMeterHelp.Com . This is a website
designed with the sole purpose of burying our elected officials, utilities
commissions, and health departments with complaints about the debacle that
has resulted from the poorly planned, undemocratic, and ill-advised
rollout of ‘smart’ meters into our communities.

Even if you have already submitted a complaint, please take 5 minutes now
to fill out the form and tell your story.  This will make it that much
easier for advocates working to put a stop to this program to demonstrate
that these meters are having a detrimental effect on thousands- if not
millions of people.  Check it out and spread the word:
http://www.smartmeterhelp.com

ANNOUNCING STOP SMART METERS! FAQ
In October, we officially launched our new FAQ section which attempts to
answer the many questions that reasonable people have when faced with the
unreasonableness of ‘smart’ meter installations being pushed by their
government and utility.  We hope it will be an ongoing project, informing
people about the issue and why it matters and, most importantly, helping
everyone become aware of our rights and how to defend them.  Check out our
FAQ: https://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/

CPUC TELLS RATEPAYER “YOU CAN GO BACK TO THE ANALOG METER.”
In a remarkable about-face in late September at a public meeting, the
president of the CPUC, Michael Peevey, told a man made ill by his “smart”
meter, “[PG&E] will provide that you can go back to the analog meter, if
that’s your choice.” PG&E has now declared that they intend to offer an
analog opt out- albeit at an exorbitant rate- it’s still not clear whether
other utilities will follow suit.  Details of September CPUC analog
offers:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/09/22/cpuc-you-can-go-back-to-the-analog-meter/
Shortcomings in latest offer from PG&E:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/20/offer-of-analogs-from-pge-comes-at-high-cost-core-smart-meter-problems-persist/
PG&E
replaces analog on Santa Cruz woman’s home after she reports
illness:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/01/pge-begins-removing-smart-meters-due-to-health-effects/

“WHO WILL PROTECT US?” PEOPLE DEMAND ANSWERS FROM S. CRUZ CTY SHERIFF
What about our local law enforcement? Elected sheriffs all over the US
take an oath to protect the constitutional rights of the people in their
county. The relationship between sheriffs and the communities that elect
them is often much closer and more personal than any other in law
enforcement. Can we call on these officials for protection in this fight
for our health and safety?

In Mid-September at the Freedom Forum Meeting in Santa Cruz county, our
director Josh Hart spoke about the recall for the Santa Cruz County
sheriff, Phil Wowak, who refuses to enforce the County moratorium on
“smart” meter installations. In an exciting twist, the sheriff himself,
Phil Wowak, showed up at the meeting to speak and answer questions. Video,
with a brief account of the long meeting below.  More:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/09/25/%E2%80%9Cwho-will-protect-us%E2%80%9D-questions-for-santa-cruz-sheriff-phil-wowak-freedom-forum-meeting-sept-21-2011/

SMART METER HEALING MUSIC FROM STEVEN HALPERN
In the spirit of the holidays, Steven Halpern- the world renowned musician
living in Fairfax CA (whose town council was one of the first to outlaw
the devices) has released a special free album: Smart Meter Stress
Reducing Music specifically designed to counteract the effects of EMF’s
from ‘smart’ meters and other sources.   We were skeptical at first about
the power of music to mitigate EMF damage, but we’ve heard from a lot of
people that listening to Steven’s album is very helpful.  So thank you to
Steven for his support for the community.  Download the free album here:
http://www.innerpeacemusic.com/smartmetergift.html

BUY YOUR ANALOG METER HERE
Did somebody steal your analog meter and replace it with an unwelcome
device?   Need a reliable analog meter back on your home asap?  Look no
further than the following outlets: The Real Goods store, located in
Northern California, has analog meters for sale, at a reasonable $49 each
($7.95 shipping).  You can order one by calling them at (707) 472-2407.
Is having your own electric meter changed a crime? Is it “tampering” as
PG&E has told people? Basically, no, it does not constitute “tampering”,
i.e “a misdemeanor crime which requires the specific intent to get the
utility service for a lower cost.” Here’s another source for analog meters
at a lower cost:
http://www.hialeahmeter.com/siphwame.html  Full article:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/20/offer-of-analogs-from-pge-comes-at-high-cost-core-smart-meter-problems-persist/

RESEARCH ON TREE DAMAGE BACKS UP METER PLANT HARM OBSERVATIONS
Last year, we brought you photos of a tree killed by a bank of smart
meters- since then many reports of plant and tree damage have come in.
Researching this phenomenon further, we found a video of a Dutch
conference that brought together dozens of experts in the field of EMF
damage to trees and plants.  You can watch this video here:
http://youtu.be/LIXwsAFvFDQ

If the radiation from the meters is causing plants and trees to die, then
what is it doing to us?  Perhaps its time we start listening to the
thousands of ordinary people reporting disturbing symptoms, and take
action to stop the damage. Original photos of the ‘Berkeley Bush’ killed
by ‘smart’ meters:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/05/25/berkeley-emf-analysis-and-rip-shrub/

SSM! SERIES: SENSITIVE AND INSIDE BIG TECHNOLOGY: VIEWS FROM THE OTHER SIDE
We interviewed a series of people inside the high-tech industry who’ve
become electro-sensitive and begun to question the silence that pervades
their field on the matter. To protect their future ability to find work,
we’ve (mostly) used pseudonyms:

‘Nora Wood’, an electrosensitive woman working at a tech firm in the
Northwest:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/06/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-one/

‘William Boyd’, employed at a well-known Silicon Valley corporation,
hiding his sensitivity:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/09/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-two/

‘Jenny Liu’ works at an East Coast software company:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/12/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-three/

‘Marc Handke’ worked at a software company for years and was managing his
condition, until ‘smart’ meters:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/17/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-four/

Jameson Simpson (his real name) is an illustrator who lives and works in a
rural area north of Sacramento:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/02/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-five/

WIRELESS HEALTH DAMAGE IS NO JOKING MATTER
In late November we posted a photo of our neighbor in Scotts Valley, a man
we interviewed in September. He worked at a tech firm for ten years.
During that time, he kept his cell phone in his left back pocket–switched
on and sending signals.  The other day he showed us his tumor that he says
he is 99% sure is from his cell phone.  He also has a tumor on his left
ear–the side he used to speak on his phone.  Wireless health damage is
real- we’re not making this up- if you need shock your skeptical friends
and relatives into sense, send them a link to this page (sorry if this
makes you queasy about that new iPhone you got for Christmas!):
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/30/wireless-health-damage-is-no-joking-matter/

SMART METERS ARE ILLEGAL: A NITTY-GRITTY ANALYSIS OF PEEVEY’S UNLAWFUL AND
UNFAIR “OPT-OUT” PROPOSAL
We have been saying all along that this forced deployment of dangerous
“smart” meters is illegal, and that the recent proposed “opt-out” put
forward by CPUC President Michael Peevey is extortionate–we recently
posted a detailed analysis of just how far away President Peevey steps
from what he and his commission are actually allowed by Federal law and
Public Utilities Code to do. Peevey uses laws that should in fact protect
consumers and allow them choices–instead twisting them to protect the
interests of profiteering utility corporations.  Full article by Steve
Martinot:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/05/smart-meters-are-not-legal-a-nitty-gritty-analysis-of-peeveys-unlawful-and-unfair-opt-out-proposal/

SMART METERS BEING FUNDED BY THE US MILITARY?
Was the US Military involved in ‘smart’ meter R&D? New documents suggest
just that.

The utility companies have described their installation of ‘smart’ meters
as a “deployment.”  They have called those of us peacefully defending the
safety and health of the public “insurgents.” At times, scenes of the
public physically blocking military-style smart meter installations
conjure up images of wartime.   But is the smart meter program actually
being funded by the military?  Is the “smart grid” somehow linked with
military research and development?  That’s what documents unearthed and
analyzed by Las Vegas activist and firebrand Angel de Fazio would seem to
suggest.  Read full story and see original documents:
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/08/smart-meters-being-funded-by-the-us-military/

STOP SMART METERS! ON TWITTER!
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MEDIA UPDATE AND LINKS

States Weighing Pros, Cons of Smart Meters (Syndicated AP Article)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/13/national/a090148S41.DTL

Retired Woman Goes Off Grid in CA to Avoid a Smart Meter
http://bit.ly/rOzDSG

PG&E SmartMeter Draws Customer Rebellion
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/16/BULC1MD1MA.DTL&tsp=1

Santa Cruz Smart Meter Rebels 1, PG&E 0
http://www.ksbw.com/news/30017947/detail.html

PG&E Restores Power to Residents
http://bit.ly/ufMZOD

Smart Meters dumped on CA State Assemblymember’s desk:
http://www.ksbw.com/video/30057337/detail.html

Boulder rejects Xcel’s smart grid and approves municipal utility:
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/boulder-wants-smart-grid-on-its-own-terms/

Smart Meters and Dumb Technocrats
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article31445.html

‘Smart grid’ technology faces opposition over pricing, privacy- SSM! In
Wash. Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/growing-field-of-smart-grid-technology-faces-opposition-over-pricing-privacy/2011/11/07/gIQARbH5BN_print.html

Industry Mag: “When you write about “smart” meters, it’s akin to “stepping
in it.”
http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/11/11/smart-meters-tip-iceberg

Residents raise concerns about health effects of digital meters
http://www.rivertownsenterprise.net/Rivertowns_Enterprise/ENTERPRISE_NEWS_121611.html

Questions raised about safety of ‘smart’ meters after East Palo Alto fire
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=22378

Stop Smart Meters! interviewed on “Waking Up Orwell” (after 40 minute mark)
http://beatthechip.blogspot.com/2011/11/waking-up-orwell-watercooler-talks-with.html?spref=tw

Rowdy LA Audience Decries Smart Meter Myths
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-1119-smart-meter-meeting,0,4639508.story

PG&E offers to let customers keep analog, mechanical meters
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19580461

Push for NV Energy ‘smart meter’ opt-out option – My News 3 – KSNV, Las
Vegas, NV
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/story/Push-for-NV-Energy-smart-meter-opt-out-option/z-K_OvJi8UqXkPQkB4jZig.cspx

Thousands of British Columbians Say NO to ‘Smart’ Meters
http://www.helladelicious.com/blog/2011/11/thousands-of-british-columbians-say-no-to-smart-meters/

Smart Meter Rebellion: Fantastic Australian video, includes footage from
Marin and Canada
http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/money/8255667/smart-meter-rebellion

Illinois ‘Smart’ meter foes file to put issue to voters
http://triblocal.com/naperville/2011/11/16/smart-meter-foes-file-to-put-issue-to-voters/

Australian Family Forced to Move After Getting Sick from ‘Smart’ Meters
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/smart-meter-shock-forces-family-out/story-fn7x8me2-1226181915461

Cops Escort Two Women Out of Naperville IL Smart Meter Hearing
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111005/news/710059753/

Nevada PUC Launches Investigation into ‘smart’ meter health/ privacy
problems
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/oct/25/nv-energys-smart-meters-be-investigated/

GENERAL WIRELESS AND HEALTH NEWS

Warning: High Frequency- Earth Island Institute Tackles the Wireless
Health Scandal
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/warning_high_frequency

Laptop Wi-Fi said to nuke sperm, but caveats abound
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/28/us-laptop-sperm-idUSTRE7AR2FO20111128

Couple Sues to have Cell Tower Removed
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/39107-couple-sues-have-cell-tower-removed

Europeans Protest Against Wireless Proliferation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd7oyjTtPME

Harvard Event Addresses Corruption in Wireless Industry
http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2011/11/18_safra-center-cellphone-radiation-corruption.html

Europe Bans Scanners used at US Airports
http://www.nationofchange.org/europe-bans-x-ray-body-scanners-used-us-airports-1321460500

Trailer from Disconnect: Is Your Cell Phone Killing You?
http://iemfa.org/index.php/media-info/videos

900 MHz microwaves (exactly what is emitted by your ‘smart’ meter) Hazardous
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21460416?mid=5241

Increasing Brain Tumor Incidence in Scandinavia (early cell adopters)
http://www.saferphonezone.com/increasing-brain-cancer-incidences-in-finland-and-norway/

No Escape from Screen for US Children
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2011/10/26

The Invisible Machine: Electromagnetic Warfare
http://youtu.be/HFKP0wnd2k4

Cell Towers Harming Birds
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=118800

GENERAL UTILITY/ TELECOM DYSFUNCTION

CPUC Stuck in Culture of Corruption
http://www.calwatchdog.com/2011/10/17/cpuc-stuck-in-culture-of-corruption/

Non-Profits Allow Themselves to be Whored Out to Corporations
http://bit.ly/vZcrFq

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Endnotes:

[1]
https://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/09/04/comparing-cell-phone-and-smart-meter-radiation/

[2] http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

[3] Lai, H. and Sigh, N.P. DNA single- and double- strand DNA breaks in
rat brain cells after acute exposure to low-level radiofrequency
electromagnetic radiation. Int. J. Radiat. Biol. 69:513–521, 1996.

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