Hydro Illegal Billing, Fires, health & Movie Mar 16/14
Malaysia & billing concerns added below!
The Hazards Of Wireless
Is the WIRELESS Technology an unequivocal, pervasive Health Hazard.
Is Electromagnetic Radiation Technology attacking how the CELL Works, causing illness?
A very powerful interview exposing the HEALTH HAZARDS of the Electomagnetic Radiation Wireless Technology.
If you want to know the unadulterated facts - Everyone Needs To Hear This Show!
Dr. Laura Pressley and Captain Jerry Flynn on Smart Grid and Meters:
The Hazards Of Wireless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs-yb_Piy3c&sns=em 1 hr. 46 min
Jerry Flynn -
Dr. Laura Pressley
Liz Barris (the lawyer with the 'peoples initiative', who's group is launching the biggest class action against Edison and PG&E)
Subject: update 2014-03-14 Fire risk exposed and grid insecurity hits Fox news
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:58:45 -0700
1) Re. fires risks: A member sent in photos of heavy condensation inside the $meter, and warnings in this email:
These pictures were taken of our meter on the 28th of Feb. and the meter had been installed about a month before that. Take note of the condensation and water in the meter. As we all know electricity and water do not go together. I contacted the fire department and an electrician. B.C. Hydro was out within 2 hours and changed the meter. There is definitely something wrong with these smart meters if they are forming condensation in them.
It would be wise to check your meters to make sure they are Ok and forward this on to your friends.
2) Ongoing billing problems at BC Hydro. Some members are telling me that they have not received bills for some time. One person just got an overdue notice and he never received a bill – and hasn’t since December. Keep an eye out for your bill and for any unusual happenings. I don’t know whether Hydro is still having systems problems, is just incompetent, or is trying to cause problems. You can view your bill online at www.bchydro.com and if you want to see if it is based on estimated or actual consumption, click “view usage”, and then under “select viewing method” select “ consumption data table.” This is a very useful table, showing average daily consumption by month going back for years, if you haven’t changed accounts. It also shows if the figures were estimated.
3) Word about the insecurity of the grid is finally hitting popular media. The cost to secure the grid will be high and if the US govt. demands it, Hydro will have to do it. There is nothing in the business case for this (the “initial” billion $$) and the process will, by necessity, be ongoing as hackers/terrorists develop better ways of invading. I suggest we write to media outlets with the attached link. Below is a letter I’ve written to the “powers that be”.
4) Our data is extremely valuable, and as some insiders have said, utility companies could make more money from selling our data than from selling their product. New technology is being developed to better access and share this data:
“Two new energy data initiatives being launched this week illustrate how individual utilities and smart grid research consortia are helping to break the logjam on opening the flood of data from smart meters, smart grid devices and energy-aware homes”
5) Now that some of us have the option to keep our analogs for the time-being at least, many have been asking me for information about how to protect it from Hydro/Corix, which, despite the Tariff Act making it illegal, is still attempting to steal them. There are some great examples of what some ingenious British Columbians have done at
6) Interference with and by wireless devices is common. HAM operators have complained about $meters interfering, http://www.ve3ncq.ca/wordpress/?page_id=10 and because $meters are using unlicensed frequencies, this should not be allowed. I would encourage anyone who is experiencing such interference with your medical devices, wifi, television, telephone, etc. to complain formally to BC Hydro, BCUC, and to Industry Canada (please copy me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “interference” on the subject line).
7) As if we need more evidence that this government and BC Hydro is incompetent, at best, now see how they are throwing away our money – paying for LOSING bidders on a project that has yet to be approved!!!
8) A supplementary submission by our lawyer in response to Hydro’s IR replies to BCUC:
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: March 14, 2014 11:31 AM
To: Christy Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org); Bill Bennett (email@example.com); 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com'
Cc: Horgan.MLA, John; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Adam Olsen; firstname.lastname@example.org; Atamanenko.A@parl.gc.ca; CKNW Mike Smyth (email@example.com); 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Subject: Power Grid Attacks are happening
Dear Premier Clark and others,
Our power grid is inexorably linked with the US’s through old and inadequate infrastructure. Added to this is the yet-to-be-completed “smart” grid which adds another link.
For years now various experts have warned that having a wireless, computer-run electrical grid is unwise. These experts have been from the CIA, the FBI, US Homeland Security and even the US Congress – saying that it is not a matter of “if” the grid is attacked but when.
Finally popular media is sharing the concerns that when the grid goes down, we will be without power for a very long time. http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/03/13/rpt-small-scale-attack-us-power-grid-could-cause-nationwide-blackout
The implications are beyond our comprehension – education, travel, manufacturing, farming, water and food distribution will all cease as we know it today. As former CIA Director James Woolsey said, we will return to the dark ages.
According to this new report, the US government will be requiring utilities to implement new and stricter security measures, at costs that could be substantial. Because British Columbia, and Canada, are vital providers of electricity to the US, by necessity BC Hydro will have to meet the US requirements.
By virtue of the fact that grid will be changing and evolving with new technology as it is developed (that is the nature of computer-driven systems) and each time a hacker finds a way in to the system, or an accident occurs, new security measures will be required on an on-going basis. More problems, more costs over which we will have no control.
None of these costs have been included in the initial billion dollar business case. The cost benefits of the basic program are questionable at best (as determined by the BC Utility Commission in 2008), and demonstrated in many jurisdictions, including Ontario. We cannot afford throwing additional good money after bad. This “smart” program has many problems, among which is the fact that the benefits do not pay and will not pay for the costs.
How do you plan on addressing these additional costs? Have you determined how much our rates will have to increase to provide the security needed to satisfy the US’s demands?
These are not rhetorical questions and I look forward to receiving your responses.
ent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:56 AM
Subject: FW: update 2014-03-11 -- City of Laval expresses concern about civil and municipal rights
Subject: update 2014-03-11 City of Laval expresses concern about civil and municipal rights
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:17:37 -0700
1) From a member on Galiano. Know that many areas of BC still are not connected to the grid so outages are not being reported. But even in Ontario, where the grid has been ‘fully functional’ for several years outages are not being reported by the smeters. To complete the grid means adding huge numbers of cell transmitters which will then be available for cell phones and wifi – in places where people have fought against cell towers for the sake of their health and property values. Organize your groups to fight more cell transmitters. Get the antennae siting consultation policies in place because these transmitters are licensed and must satisfy Ind. Can. criteria (which are few unless the municipal councils approve strict policies.)
Yet again, yesterday morning Galiano Island has had a power failure. I telephoned Hydro to report the outage and apparently I was the first to call. They were unaware there was an outage. I said I thought the s?meters were supposedly able to immediately report an outage. My next door neighbour who does have a s?meter telephoned me to ask if I had power. When I said we seem to be having an outage every other week and more on sunny, no wind, days, she said her father told her that B.C. Hydro is waiting to have their tower receiver in place. Their s?meters are not communicating with each other, and friends who live mid Island tell me that Hydro has been regularly reading their s?meter.
When I telephoned back to the Hydro outage line to ask about such a tower receiver, the person said she did not know anything about it but thought it a natiral progression if the meters were not communicating with each other. We have fought against having a cell phone tower here for quite a few years and the possibility of a Hydro tower receiver beggars belief.
2) Another billing “mistake”. You’d think with the high salaries being paid, someone would be in charge of billing, but it seems we are the ones who are responsible for making sure our bills are right.
3) The City of Laval, Quebec, (3rd largest city in Quebec with 400,000+) has responded to a large group concerned about health and civil rights re. $meters, has responded by passing a resolution. From a March 11 press release: ( the entire resolution is below, following the letters).
This resolution expresses unequivocally the importance of the City of Laval grants municipalities the duty " to provide their citizens with a healthy local environment, especially in the place where they live ." It emphasizes the " very large scientific argument " that citizens have to support their position. The resolution also reflects the desire of the City of Laval to see that its citizens are respected asking the Quebec government to "condemn the zeal of installers issuers' Hydro -Québec meters ."
Cc: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:33 AM
Subject: installation of smart meter
Since sending out the email below, I have received a call from BC Hydro. Being I, Bonnie Reid, changed the hydro account from my son's name, Spencer Reid to mine, I apparently gave up the rights to the grandfathered clause in being able to keep the analog meter at the above address. Our son went away to school and plans to move back into the house but meanwhile I thought I'd have the account switched to my name to ensure the bills were paid. I did not know I was giving up my homeowner's right to keep the analog meter. No one told me and I didn't know to ask. I told Hydro that this is my husband's and my house, we are the owners. The young lady on the phone from Hydro told me point blank that the owners do not matter, just the changing of accounts with tenants. "But this is MY house!" "Doesn't matter." So, as a homeowner of a half a million dollars worth of real estate purchased for our son's future health, I have NO RIGHTS. Somehow that is not fair. This property doesn't belong to a tenant. It belongs to my husband and myself.
All of the above is simply about my rights or lack thereof..... doesn't even go into how I feel about the dangers of the smart meter. Just to know we have no rights. Surely this is the way Canada is going and it is sad.
I do not own a cell phone. I do not have wireless in my home. I made that choice. Hydro took my choice away to not have a smart meter in the house we bought so our son would have a safe place to live.
From a fellow-smeter resister in Sedona, Arizona. I thought his letter so good that it is worth reading and sharing – perhaps with your MLA, city council, friends, etc.
I see you are going to discuss the “smart” meter issue at your meeting this Wednesday.
With all the information you have received over the last year or so, including the excellent documentary, Take Back Your Power, I don't know what more I can say to convince you how important in so many ways this issue is, but I'll try.
By the way, speaking of Take Back Your Power, I have read several industry PR attempts at debunking it. The most they can come up with is stuff like 'we'd never lie to you', 'how dare anyone question us' and 'the producer himself admits he never talked us'. Do you know why producer Josh del Sol never talked to utilities? Because no utility would return his calls!
At the end of this letter I have reproduced an email I got from Larry Bragman, Vice-Mayor of Fairfax, California. You may find it insightful. I still think you have the power to forestall “smart” meters in Sedona by exercising your Public Nuisance Ordinance and by notifying APS that it will be enforced by Sedona police.
It is also within Mayor Adams' power to declare a local emergency.
I challenge all of you to draw a line and see if APS will cross it. I doubt they will. Negative publicity is something they avoid. You have power you do not know you have until you exercise it.
I will recap the reasons you should draw a line.
Health: There is a simple reason why so many suffer sleep disorders after “smart” meter installation.
When you sleep in a dark room the cryptochrome receptors in your eyes tell your pineal gland that there is no more light so it is now time to make melatonin. Melatonin helps you sleep and cleans your blood of free radicals, rejuvenating you. Microwaves are unnatural and man-made. The cryptochrome receptors have not adapted to them and probably never will. Microwaves penetrate the eyelids of a sleeping person and the cryptochrome receptors “see” or interpret the microwaves as light. A message is then sent to the pineal gland to stop producing melatonin because it is daylight now – except it isn't. No melatonin = lousy sleep = no blood cleansing = sickness.
I get calls from people who suffer from “smart” meters. Here's an example.
I had a call around last September from a young lady in Prescott Valley who had a “smart” meter on her bedroom wall about 3 feet from her head. Her previous house did not have a “smart” meter. Since moving into the new house, and for 8 months after, she had suffered symptoms of microwave sickness – optical migraines, memory loss and confusion, insomnia. Her doctor was clueless, thought it was all in her head and had suggested she go to a psychiatrist. Her co-worker is on my mailing list and so has an awareness about “smart” meters and suggested the young lady call me. Poor thing was so desperate and worried that maybe she really was crazy. I told her to call APS and get the “smart” meter taken off. And I also told her how to shield the “smart” meter from radiating into the bedroom in the meantime – which she did. She called me the next day to thank me for her first decent night's sleep in 8 months, but mostly she was so happy to know she wasn't crazy.
She was lucky. Think of how many people are suffering, don't know the cause and their doctors can't figure it out but probably just give them drugs because that's all they know to do.
I think some of you have been confused by so many studies, some saying one thing, some another. The real proof is in the pudding and this pudding is rotten. People really are getting sick.
When I first got into the “smart” meter issue in 2011, I admit I was skeptical of people's health issues. Not anymore. Very few of the injured even knew they had a “smart” meter or what one was. For many people it was a long, torturous and often expensive process of discovery.
The point is, these people did not get a “smart” meter then decide they were sick. Most of them did not want monetary compensation from their utilities; they just wanted the “smart” meter gone and their health back. It was only after the complete intransigence of the utilities that people have finally started lawsuits.
At Council's “smart” meter meeting last June, Council member John Martinez mentioned that his relatives in California had a “smart” meter and that no one was sick. To that I will add one word, “yet”.
Also, I had a relative who lived to age 76 on nothing but gin and cigarettes. Does that mean those are healthy?
Protect this community from “smart” meters or expect more ambulance calls and ill-health of many kinds, much of it undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. Perhaps you will even be a victim.
Privacy: APS denials do not change the fact that “smart” meters are surveillance devices. Read the Congressional Research Service's 45 page report, CRS Report for Congress, Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress, Smart Meter Data: Privacy and Cybersecurity here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/84773482/Smart-Meter-Data-Privacy-and-Cybersecurity-2-3-2012
I'll add that I was at an Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) meeting in which APS admitted they do not have the source codes for their “smart” meters. What that means is that APS cannot say with any certainty what data is being collected or who has access. As such, APS cannot make any true claims about confidentiality or privacy.