Archive for April, 2015

Adrian Dix questioning Bill Bennett re. extortion fees

Hansard excerpts, Adrian Dix ineffectually “questioning” Bill Bennett re. extortion fees, the amounts, not the fact that they are extortion. Bennett is allowed to obfuscate and mislead, e.g. the cost estimates given to BCUC said that the more people who opted out, the cheaper it would be per household. Now Bennett is saying the opposite.   […]

Scientists and Doctors tell Parliament that Autism and Cancer may be linked to cell phones and Wifi

OTTAWA, April 28 2015  /CNW  Medical specialists from Canada and the United States will testify to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health today that Canada is falling behind other countries when it comes to protecting our children from wireless radiation. The Committee is conducting hearings to review Canada’s safety guidelines for exposure to microwave radiation from cell phones, WiFi and other wireless devices. Dr. Martha Herbert from Harvard […]

The Roomba for Lawns Is Really Pissing Off Astronomers

AUTHOR: DAVEY ALBA  04.16.15.04.16.15WHO CAN HATE a Roomba? Astronomers, that’s who. The robotic vacuums we all know and love ensure we don’t have to clean our own homes ourselves to get them spotless. (God forbid.) Now, the Roomba’s maker, iRobot, wants to do for lawn care what it did for vacuuming. According to filings with the FCC spotted […]

Smart meter opt-out fees rescinded in Arizona, commissioners fearing liability

18 April 2015 at 9:43am   by Warren Woodward Extortive “opt-out” fees have been rescinded in Arizona.  At a meeting last Monday, and after spending an hour in “executive session” privately discussing the issue with their lawyers, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) rescinded the decision they made last December to allow APS to charge an extortion […]

FIRES – Freedom of Information Requests

The Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters  is attempting to gather information pertaining to potential smart meter fires and failures. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIP Act) allows the public to obtain information regarding governmental agencies to determine if they are operating within the parameters of the law,  how they are using our […]

Cell-tower policy must protect people

Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION By: Marg Friesen  April 21, 2015  Edna Pettipas is suing telecommunications giant Bell Aliant for harm and suffering she claims is due to a cell tower near her Nova Scotia home. That harm and suffering includes breast cancer and a myriad of symptoms experienced by her husband. Someone with modest […]

Utilities rank highest for risk of data breaches

by Barbara Vergetis Lundin – Smart Grid News – April 15, 2015: Although utilities cannot predict a cyberattack, there is no question that they should at least be ready. Security rating company BitSight Technologies has released a report in which utilities rank the worst — warning of the threat of botnets and examining the link […]

LETTERS: Fortis offers smart meter opt-out

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  posted Apr 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM For customers wanting to opt out of having the wireless function of the installed smart meter not turned on, the cost is a one-time only fee of $60. You must apply now to Fortis as the cost will increase to $88 after installation begins in this area […]

Parliamentary Health Committee (HESA) Investigation into Safety Code 6 2015

for full version go to http://www.c4st.org/HESA2015 Highlights From HESA Hearings Day 1 [Click Below Statements for Supporting Quotes] Health Canada admits studies show harm at levels below Safety Code 6 Health Canada ignores the scientific research; its review is subject to bias and incorrect conclusions Health Canada and Industry Canada ignore recommendations from the 2010 Health […]

BC Hydro rate increases hurting schools, says NDP

Government says schools must ‘pay their share’ for electricity, but NDP says it means cuts to education CBC News Posted: Apr 06, 2015 1:12 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015 4:57 PM PT Adrian Dix said schools already struggling to find money, including Renfrew Elementary in East Vancouver, are being squeezed by BC Hydro rate increases. […]