Volume 21 April 2014

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Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin
Vol. 21 April 2014
https://stopsmartmeters.org
Contact: info@stopsmartmeters.org
PO Box 682 Portola, CA 96122
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH (Courtesy of the Cecils)

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”

-Ani Pema Chödrön (b. 1936), American Shambhala Buddist Teacher, Ordained Buddist Nun; Resident Teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Prolific Author       (Practicing Peace in Times of War, No Time to Lose, Always Maintain a Joyful Mind, et al); Mother of Two; http://pemachodron.org/

CONTENTS

1. HEALTH ADVOCATES AFFIX HEALTH WARNING LABELS TO CELL PHONES IN SAN FRANCISCO VERIZON STORE

2.  STOP SMART METERS! DEMONSTRATION HITS HOME FOR PG&E PRESIDENT CHRIS JOHNS

3.  FOUR STATE WHISTLE STOP SMART METERS! TOUR HUGE SUCCESS

4.  OVERPOWERED: WIRELESS SAFETY EVENT IN SF BAY AREA MAY 29TH

5.  DIRECT ACTION GETS THE GOODS: A LOOK BACK AT 4 YEARS OF STOP SMART METERS! CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND DISRUPTION

6.  SUPPORT SSM! PLEASE DONATE OR VOLUNTEER

7.  SHOP OUR ONLINE STORE

1. HEALTH ADVOCATES AFFIX HEALTH WARNING LABELS TO CELL PHONES IN SAN FRANCISCO VERIZON STORE
Health advocates from the California Brain Tumor Association and Stop Smart Meters! have affixed health warning labels on cell phones for sale in Verizon’s Market St. store in San Francisco in defiance of the wireless industry’s legal bullying of cell phone safety ordinances across the nation. Store management removed the labels but did not summon police, possibly out of concern that potential arrests may highlight a health risk the industry would rather keep quiet.  Further embarrassing the company, one of its employees stuck one of the labels to his own phone in an apparent act of defiance against his employer’s suppression of health information regarding its products.  Watch the video and full coverage here:  https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/22/health-advocates-affix-warning-labels-to-cell-phones-in-san-francisco-verizon-store/

2.  STOP SMART METERS! DEMONSTRATION HITS HOME FOR PG&E PRESIDENT CHRIS JOHNS
Over the past several months there have been a series of demonstrations at PG&E President Christopher John’s house at 257 Sandringham Drive in Moraga, CA.  Demonstrators object to the continuing health damage caused by “smart” meters, to those who can feel it and those who can’t.   Demands were pasted to the Johns family door, and a copy of Take Back Your Power was left.   Whether he watched it is anyone’s guess.   Watch the video and read more here:  https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/17/demonstration-at-pge-president-chris-johns-home/

3.  FOUR STATE WHISTLE STOP SMART METERS! TOUR HUGE SUCCESS
Last month, SSM! Director Josh Hart traveled across the US from California to Florida by train, visiting local groups in 4 states and speaking at events that included screenings of the smart grid investigative documentary Take Back Your Power.  From interviewing Virginia and Craig Farver who lost their son Rich to a brain tumor after he was exposed at close range to a smart grid wireless tower at San Diego State University, to meeting Andrew McAfee, a horn player and instructor at UNC who has achieved success having his electro-hyper-sensitivity (EHS) recognized and accommodated by his employer, to meeting the outspoken advocates behind Stop Smart Meters! Georgia to speaking to a sell out crowd in Stuart, Florida, the trip was a huge success and we thank everyone who helped make it happen.   For full coverage, check out the links below.   (We know some of the interviews are hard to hear- try using headphones and turning up the volume).  If you can help us buy better audio/ video equipment, that would be a big help.  We are currently making do with a basic digital still camera for video and the audio isn’t the best.  Thanks for your patience while we resolve these technical issues!

Colorado:
Ft. Collins Smart Meters Q&A with Josh Hart: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/03/29/fort-collins-smart-meter-qa-with-josh-hart/
Interview with Ft. Collins utility who forced a smart meter onto the Farvers home: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/01/interview-with-city-of-fort-collins-light-and-power/
Interview with Craig and Virginia Farver: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/01/interview-with-craig-and-virginia-farver/
SSM! at co-op annual meeting: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/01/stop-smart-meters-raises-awareness-and-utility-ire-at-colorado-rural-electric-association/

North Carolina:
Interview with Andrew McAfee: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/05/interview-with-andrew-mcafee-of-raleigh-es/

Georgia:
Interview with Stop Smart Meters! Georgia: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/09/interview-with-stop-smart-meters-georgia/

Florida:
Interview with organizers of Stuart, FL event on the beach: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/17/florida-whistlestop-interview/

We are tentatively planning another tour through the US for the Autumn.  If you are interested in organizing and hosting a Stop Smart Meters! Whistlestop where you live, please e-mail info[at]stopsmartmeters[dot]org for more information.

4.  OVERPOWERED: WIRELESS SAFETY EVENT IN SF BAY AREA MAY 29TH
If you are in Northern CA in late May, don’t miss this one.  Martin Blank, author of the new dynamic book Overpowered, will be speaking at the Lafayette Library along with John Fowler, KTVU reporter who has covered cell phones causing breast cancer in young women regarding the very real hazards of wireless technology and how to protect your family.  The event will surely generate some heated debate.  Check out the book, review the science, then book your place at this free event being sponsored by our allies at the California Brain Tumor Association and W.I.S.E.  More info: https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/05/01/overpowered-event-in-sf-bay-area-may-29/

5.  DIRECT ACTION GETS THE GOODS: A LOOK BACK AT 4 YEARS OF STOP SMART METERS! CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND DISRUPTION
Writing letters to your elected officials is great and all, but the thing that really makes change is refusing to go along with a rotten status quo and doing what needs to be done without asking anyone’s permission.   That has been our philosophy since when we started StopSmartMeters.org in 2010 and it continues today.  Thank you to a SSM! volunteer who edited together a compilation of actions taken to stop smart meters over the past four years, including disruptions of conferences, civil disobedience, meter removals, and more.  Check it out and let us know how we can help you take back your power and organize real change and real action where you live:   https://stopsmartmeters.org/2014/04/12/a-look-back-at-all-the-action-so-far/

6.  SUPPORT SSM! PLEASE DONATE OR VOLUNTEER TO WIDEN THE CAMPAIGN
If you support what we do, please donate to Stop Smart Meters! today. We are deeply grateful for the community’s support. If you don’t have money to give, how about volunteering? See: https://stopsmartmeters.org/donate or make checks payable to: Stop Smart Meters! and send to: PO Box 682 Portola, CA 96122 — THANK YOU

7.  SHOP OUR ONLINE STORE
You can also support SSM! through your shopping and raise awareness at the same time. We have DVD copies of the documentary Take Back Your Power- with bulk discount rates if you want to buy some for friends and family also. We have smart meter warning and ‘wireless kills’ stickers, wireless health warning cards, and Cornet ED78s RF analyzers on sale so you can tell how much RF and LF radiation you are being exposed to. Plus, a new version of our brochure and bumper stickers are on the way. Free shipping within the United States on all orders. See: https://stopsmartmeters.org/stop-smart-meters-online-store/

STOP SMART METERS! ON TWITTER! NOT FACEBOOK For the latest campaign updates and links to breaking news stories, follow us on Twitter! We are “stopsmeters.” Please retweet and encourage your friends to follow us!! Our latest tweets also appear on the upper right hand side of our website. We are not on Facebook due to privacy violations and political differences. See: https://twitter.com/stopsmeters

Social media is far from social! Talk to real people!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

1 Response to Volume 21 April 2014

  1. Another intrusion into my life. I use headphone to not bother my apartment neighbors. I also don’t have to listen to their noise. BUT I have to listen to the ARP meters . I would like to add another interference to the list. Wireless headphone that operate at 80Hz – 20kHz and one at 900mHz. When the meters change from a number reading to all 00000s it created a electrical impulse that snaps a crackling sound into my headphone. (Both pairs of different brands).
    The cracking sound is loud and high in pitch. I do believe it is a different problem then the meters transmissions to towers. Also it would only affect those using wireless headphones. It is a rude result of progress. Sure wish I could get the ARPmeter engineers to admit that the signals, although not harmful, are interfering with our personal electronic devices and shield us from the meters when they do their electronic dance display.

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