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|Telecoms offering 'much lower' payment rates for masts|
|Ireland||Created: 17 Jun 2020|
Northern Irish farmers have raised concerns over the decline in payment rates for mobile phone masts, the Ulster Farmers Union has said.
Farmers in Northern Ireland were dealing with the impact of the new Electronic Communications Code, the union explained.
It said mobile phone operators were offering 'much lower' payment rates for mobile phone masts.
This, in turn, was putting farmers 'under pressure' to agree to new contracts, the UFU added.
A meeting to address members concerns was scheduled for 19 March but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The UFU said it would now be holding this meeting via teleconference for union members on Tuesday 30 June.
Deputy president, Victor Chestnutt will chair the teleconference which will include presentations and contributions by guest speakers Kate Russell of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and Scott Edmondson director of Country Estates.
The teleconference will address farmers' concerns regarding the Electronic Communications Code and mobile phone mast agreements.
It will also provide answers to questions and concerns surrounding the implications of the new code.
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|Source: Farming UK, 16 Jun 2020|
|State nets €10m from mobile phone operators’ use of masts on public buildings|
|Ireland||Created: 5 Jun 2020|
Garda stations providing most facilities with Fitzgibbon St station in Dublin alone generating €185k since 2018.
The State has earned almost €10 million in income from mobile phone operators for the use of masts on Garda stations and other public buildings.
Since 2018 the masts have generated €9,786,707 for State coffers from 162 Garda stations and 18 other buildings.
Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said it is ironic that the biggest income from a single station is from Fitzgibbon Street station in Dublin’s north inner city “which apart from a very small section, isn’t functioning as a Garda station. While it’s closed it’s still earning an income because of the very large mast at the back of the station”.
Mobile phone mast income from the station is worth €185,000 since the start of 2018. Ms Murphy said that Stepaside station in south Dublin was closed for a number of years but continued to generate income, worth over €169,000 since 2018.
“The reason they don’t require planning permission is because they are Garda stations but if they’re functioning without that, that is an issue in its own right.”
The information on income for the State was supplied in response to a parliamentary question to Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe.
Mr Donohoe said the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland grant licences to mobile network operators to install telecommunications equipment on State property, primarily Garda telecommunication structures and the rooftops of other OPW buildings. A standard licence agreement sets out the terms and conditions under which mobile phone operators are permitted to locate on State property.
Stations in the Dublin area generated most income with Fitzgibbon Street and Stepaside followed by Mountjoy station in the north inner city where mast income was worth €167,576 since 2108. Balbriggan station earned €148,872 and Lucan Garda station mast income was valued at €164,000.
Incomes decreased the more rural the station and a number of smaller towns and villages generated annual incomes of around €7,000.
Ms Murphy acknowledged that this was “good income coming into the State and I think that goes directly to the OPW rather than going into the Garda coffers – but it is income on foot of there being Garda stations”.
Ms Murphy said the bigger incomes in the Dublin area were accounted for because it is difficult to find locations to put masts.
Some rural areas “may well have the mast on a local GAA club or soccer pitch so it means that there isn’t the same pressure on the Garda station and it may well account for why the Dublin stations have a greater income”.
Mobile phone masts are also located at Dublin Castle, the Met Éireann building and the Phoenix Park among other OPW locations.
|Source: Irish Times, Marie O'Halloran, 01 Jun 2020|
|Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout|
|Ireland||Created: 15 Nov 2019|
A FULL GOVERNMENT review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout should take place, according to Sinn Féin.
Launching its programme for the party’s Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Derry this weekend, Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said the Ard Comhairle will be supporting a motion calling for the health and environmental concerns relating to 5G to be reviewed.
5G is the next step up from the 4G and 3G services offered through mobile phones. It is capable of much faster download and upload speeds. Vodafone was the first network to offer it to customers earlier this year, but many other mobile phone networks are now following suit.
A number of communities have voiced concerns about the arrival of 5G in Ireland, in particular the radiation levels it emits, the impact of mobile masts and associated infrastructure, and the radio waves impact on humans.
Councillors in Clare, Leitrim, Sligo and Wicklow have passed motions raising objections to 5G on health grounds, while protests have been held in towns such as Dingle in Kerry.
In light of the pushback, it was reported recently that Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy wrote to Ministers Richard Bruton and Eoghan Murphy stating that it would be a disaster for businesses if 5G was blocked in any way.
Speaking about the motion ahead of the Ard Fheis this weekend, Doherty said the Ard Comhairle of the party met on Saturday and discussed all the motions, including the ones on 5G, and decided to support the motion which calls for a full, independent review into the effects of 5G.
The motion also calls for the government to provide health warnings where applicable to citizens on such technologies.
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|Source: The Journal, Christina Finn, 12 Nov 2019|
|5G ‘is wifi on steroids’ and very worrying, says UCC academic|
|Ireland||Created: 3 Oct 2019|
A LEADING expert on the health effects of wireless technology and microwave radiation has said he is very concerned about the fact that wi-fi is installed in Irish primary schools.
Professor Tom Butler from UCC made the comment while addressing a well-attended meeting entitled ‘What is 5G?’ recently held in O’Donovan’s Hotel in Clonakilty.
Speaking to The Southern Star afterwards, Professor Butler said that given his extensive review of the scientific literature and practice in other countries, it is one of concern for him.
‘Wi-fi should not be in Irish schools and on the teaching side of things, it serves very little purpose in a child’s education. Wired technologies are available and are just as effective as wireless technology,’ said Prof Butler.
‘Given the risks that many studies have identified and given the fact that Ireland is supposed to have entered the Precautionary Principle under EU Law, one of the areas is that you minimise the risk to children,’ he said.
‘Two recent studies evaluated the educational performance of children in class in Saudi Arabia with two schools used, one was exposed to wi-fi and the other wasn’t. In the school that was most exposed the students, all things being equal, had difficulties in terms of learning and in achieving their learning objectives and in simple acts of
Prof Butler said that given this evidence and given the Precautionary Principle, it makes sense to him that school principals should be outlawing it on their premises.
‘However, there are schools, particularly primary schools, which have resisted the imposition of wi-fi upon them, but there other schools where there are principals who are enthusiastic about technology.
‘There’s nothing wrong with that, but they’re totally unaware of the risks that they’re exposing children to and even staff, especially those who are pregnant.’
Prof Butler also said he has heard that some of the early promoters of using ipads in schools are taking them out of the schools, because they have found that they are not useful for teaching.
‘I teach IT and I actually ban all IT technology during my class,’ he added.
Prof Butler, a former satellite and microwave communication engineer, also outlined his fears about 5G – which promises superfast internet with endless wireless applications – and believes its effect will be wide-ranging.
‘5G is like wi-fi on steroids, and the genie is out of the bottle now. We can’t put it back in.
‘But what we have to do here is recognise the risks that exist and get the powers that be to recognise those risks and do something about it, where children are concerned,’ he added.
‘We need to have the conversations about 5G and the cancer risks associated with it, and taking steps to avoid it as the mortality risks are very high.’
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|Source: The Southern Star, Kieran O'Mahony, 28 Sep 2019|
|Cllr calls for more debate on use of 5G technologies|
|Ireland||Created: 3 Oct 2019|
A COUNCILLOR has called for the local authority to take the issue of 5G seriously and lead the way in explaining the new technology.
Cllr Kevin Murphy (FG) raised the issue at a meeting of the local authority this week.
‘About two-and-a-half months ago, I had a question here for the County Council in relation to 5G which is a new type of technology and I asked that we should have a debate about it in the Council chamber if we needed it,’ said Cllr Murphy.
‘I have asked for this in development meetings, too, but have got no response so far. How seriously are we taking this issue?’ he wondered.
‘People are worried out there about the introduction of 5G and we should, as a Council, lead in explaining or even making up an area where we can publicly debate it,’ he added.
Cllr Murphy added that he doesn’t know whether he is going the wrong or right way about it but said that the introduction of 5G brings with it, not only major health implications, but also benefits too.
‘We should take the lead role here and open up a public debate on it.’
Cllr Ben Dalton O’Sullivan (Ind) supported Cllr Murphy’s call and said he has been surprised with the amount of calls he has received from members of the public on the issue of 5G.
5G networks are the next generation of cellular technology which allows for faster speeds and downloads. However, the discussion on the technology has focused on claims of its potentially cancer-causing radiation.
A recent meeting held in Clonakilty about 5G was addressed by Professor Tom Butler from UCC, a leading expert on the health effects of wireless technology and microwave radiation. He told attendees that the conversation about 5G and the cancer risks associated with it needs to begin now before it is rolled out across communities.
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|Source: The Southern Star, Kieran O'Mahony, 02 Oct 2019|
|'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years|
|Ireland||Created: 12 Apr 2019|
THE NUMBER OF cancer cases in Ireland may double in the next 25 years if current rates continue into the future, according to the latest statistics from the National Cancer Registry.
However, there are “grounds for optimism”, it said, because the increase in cancer rates could be a “more modest” 50% if recent trends in some cancers continue.
The National Cancer Registry director Professor Kerri Clough-Gorr said there is no doubt that there will be “substantial increase in numbers of cancers diagnosed in Ireland over the coming decades”.
This latest report from the National Cancer Registry follows on from previous reports in 2006, 2008 and 2014, and it said it is aimed at ensuring the most up to date estimates are in place so government and the health service can plan the future of cancer services in Ireland.
Responding to the report, the Irish Cancer Society said the facts around the number of people in Ireland who will get cancer are “frightening” but added that there is an opportunity now to “invest in cancer services so that people are diagnosed early, treated quickly and know how to reduce their risk of getting cancer”.
Researchers for the study used six of models to try to estimate how the number of people diagnosed with cancer will increase in the coming decades.
The figures derived from these models ranged between an 27% increase in the number of people with cancer, to a 143% increase by 2045.
Where over 20,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year in Ireland, this will double to 43,000 by 2045 – according to a model that assumes the average rate of cancer during 2011-2015 apply in future.
Using this model, cases of prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer are set to more than double in the next 25 years to 6,880, 5,450 and 3,810 cases respectively.
The rate of breast cancer would also rise by 63%, from 3,106 cases in 2015 to 5,050 in 2045.
However, other models point to less of an increase when recent trends are taken into account.
When all the models are taken into account, the mid point – or median – projection is that cancers will increase by 18% for men and 84% for women, which is about a 50% increase overall in the number of people getting cancer.
These models, for example, take into account recent downward trends in breast and cervical cancer rates due to screening programmes such as BreastCheck and CercivalCheck.
A recent decline in the rates of men with prostate cancer may also reflect the high levels of PSA testing from the mid-1990s onward.
If these trends were to persist, the outlook in terms of the number of people diagnosed with cancer is less bleak.
Professor Clough-Gorr said: “But even that more limited increase in projected numbers of cancers will depend on sustained and where possible expanded public health and cancer prevention interventions aimed at reducing the risk of cancer diagnosis at the individual and population level.”
‘A worrying picture’
The Irish Cancer Society responded to the report by demanding urgent action that could save thousands in the years ahead.
CEO Averil Power said: “We are facing a future where one in two of us will get cancer. Although this fact is frightening, we have been given an opportunity to plan and invest in cancer services so that people are diagnosed early, treated quickly and know how to reduce their risk of getting cancer.
Our existing cancer services are buckling under current pressure, the government needs to make investment now to meet the huge surge in demand of the future.
The report highlights the increased demand that will be place on chemotherapy and radiotherapy services in the future, and Power said it is already the case that targets in these areas are not being met.
“These significant spikes in future demand for cancer treatment are warning signals which government needs to respond to with concrete actions,” she said.
This paints a worrying picture for the cancer patients of the future.
Power concluded by urging a coordinated approach with investment in treatment, diagnostics and prevention so that Ireland takes the most sensible approach to try to avoid the kind of increases in cancer rates suggested in this report.
In 2017, the government published its National Cancer Strategy through to 2026. Minister Simon Harris said that Ireland has made “significant progress” under previous cancer strategies, and the goal of the latest plan was to make further strides on this.
“The burden of cancer on individuals and on society will grow, unless significant progress is made on improved prevention, early diagnosis and treatment,” he said.
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|Source: The Journal, Sean Murray, 09 Apr 2019|
|Three Ireland ordered to remove Dublin phone mast|
|Ireland||Created: 20 May 2016|
An Bord Pleanála has ordered that 3 Ireland remove a phone mast in Dublin’s Glasnevin area despite warnings by the company this would cause major service disruptions for customers in Dublin, Louth and Meath.
The 45m mast in the Dublin Industrial Estate facilitates mobile phone coverage and 2G, 3G and 4G internet services for 3 and Meteor customers in the area and farther afield.
Local residents wanted the structure removed due to its “visually obtrusive” nature and An Bord Pleanála has decided to refuse permission to retain the mast.
The planning body received 38 separate submissions on the case, mainly from residents of the nearby Claremont and The Willows housing estates who argued the mast is a “considerable eyesore” and “makes a poor impression on visitors to the estates”.
There has been a telecommunications presence on the site since 1977 when Esat Telecom erected a 20m mast, later replaced by the current one in 2003.
That structure was given renewed five-year planning permission for 12 antennas and 21 radio link dishes by An Bord Pleanála in 2010.
This was after Dublin City Council refused to grant permission in both 2003 and 2010.
Third-party appellants estimated anywhere between 65 and 150 houses in the two estates were “impacted with clear views of the imposing mast”, and the Claremont and The Willows Residents Mast Committee launched a petition for its removal, signed by 85 per cent of Claremont residents and 65 per cent of The Willows homeowners .
Antennas and satellites
The planning inspector also received submissions from local councillors Cieran Perry and Brendan Carr, former TD for the area Joe Costello and Fine Gael Minister Paschal Donohoe, all of whom called for the mast to be taken down.
Residents queried why 3 Ireland could not relocate the antennas and satellites to a 42 m structure operated by Vodafone, which is positioned more centrally within the industrial estate.
3 Ireland argued the site is “a vital transmission hub” and “failure to maintain this installation would result in an immediate and negative impact of coverage levels in Finglas, Glasnevin and the north Dublin, Louth and Meath areas”.
The mast also serves five commercial operators, including the Mater and Bar Council, and the firm said removal would affect the hospital and local businesses.
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|Source: Irish Times, Ciarán D'Arcy, 20 May 2016|
|Parents fight against mobile phone mast near school|
|Ireland||Created: 11 May 2016|
Concerned parents and local residents are protesting against plans to erect a mobile phone mast near a primary school in south Dublin.
(MV Editors note: be sure to watch the campaign video on the source link!)
Vodafone have applied for planning permission to install a mast on the roof of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) which is close to Monkstown Educate Together National School in Dublin.
A campaign against the plan has been launched by opposing parents and locals, including folk singer Christy Moore, who say they will “use every legal means possible” to get the mobile phone company to relocate the mast.
The parents’ group claim the mast will put 438 young children, teachers and the wider parent community at risk as the school “falls within the beam of maximum intensity”.
Spokesperson for the group Brian Healy explained: “There is mounting scientific evidence across many countries and agencies with regard to the safe placement of masts away from schools, with countries such as New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, Australia and parts of the US banning them from such areas.
“Questions have been raised whether placing mobile phone towers so close to a school where young children, and indeed their teachers, are continuously present for at least seven hours-a-day, is putting them in potential danger.
“It was once felt that the effects of cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke exposure was inconclusive. The consequences are now well known – too late for many children exposed to second-hand smoke.”
A report from the Department of Environment conducted in 2007 concluded that the majority scientific opinion was that “no adverse short or long-term effects have been demonstrated from exposure to electromagnetic fields at levels below the limits recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).”
However the parents say the ICNIRP guidelines are “out of date” and do not cover “long-term low-level exposure to microwaves” which they claim can cause DNA damage potentially leading to cancers; signal pulsing causing or worsening epilepsy; tinnitus and hearing problems; and headaches.
In response to the concerns, a spokesperson for Vodafone Ireland said: “We would like to assure you that we adhere to all planning and regulation guidelines and have followed due process in relation to Monkstown Educate Together National School at all stages of the planning process, including consultation with the school.
“Dun Laoghaire Rathdown initially granted the planning application and we will continue to work closely with the authorities in relation to the site.
“The need for the mast came about because of an increase in demand, both from local businesses and new housing developments.
“An increase in coverage was found to be needed to ensure that all local customers could access the services they rely on.”
The parents’ group have submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanála over planning permission for the mast, and are calling on the government to strengthen existing legislation.
|Click here to view the source article.|
|Source: UTV Ireland, 11 May 2016|
|Monthly update from:John Weigel!|
|Ireland||Created: 22 Jun 2015|
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please examine the graphic from the European Union regarding the research partnership between the EU and the country of Japan under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. A similar arrangement has been made with South Korea.
PPPs are not democratic and a variant of fascist political practices for which thousands died fighting against Mussolini in WWII.
The EU's partnership did not require a vote by the European Parliament but it has a significance far beyond technology. There are health issues largely ignored as evidenced by the recent SCEHNIR controversy and the denial of access to due process by the U.K. Radiation Research Trust as well as the alleged conflict of interest by Mr Richard Adams during the EESC Plenary Session on 21 January. Mr. Adams led the Counter Opinion against the call to support people who are suffering with electrosensitivity and prevented the need for measures to be applied to accommodate sufferers and to protect future generations.
At issue is the undemocratic development of 5G technology which will result in the establishment of a wireless system of communication - largely by stealth - with profound health implications. If you analyze the EU graphic closely you can see the profound effect the technology will have on access to / usage of water, liberty and privacy. This issue is highlighted by Marie-Pierre from Next-Up.org below.
As the Observer newspaper noted last Saturday, It's "Not sci-fi any more". (See attached pdf.)
Japan, EU: we'll research 5G unicorns together
Joint work on standards, spectrum and applications
We don't know what 5G will look like yet, apart from fast and probably expensive, but Japan and the European Union have agreed to cooperate to research the coming-in-2020 mobile standards.
Under the agreement announced Friday, the partners will work together on standards efforts, and to harmonise the radio spectrum to be used in Japan and the EU.
The agreement says the research will also cover trackable and snitchable connected cars and electronic health applications, as well as €12 million to go on projects to “help develop the Internet of Things,Cloud or Big Data platforms”.
5G Infrastructure Association & 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum Japan announce memorandum of understanding for 5G
Membership of 5G Infrastructure Association
Nokia considering India as production base for 5G telecom systems
CHENNAI: Finnish telecom broadband infrastructure software and services provider Nokia Networks will consider India as one of the production bases for making 5G telecom systems, said a senior company official.
Though Nokia Corporation had recently announced of an agreement with Alcatel Lucent to acquire it, Nokia Networks in India will work as an independent unit and compete against Alcatel Lucent till the clear signal on integration is obtained from the headquarters.
"We have been making equipments for 4G for quite some time here. The commercial implementation of the 5G is expected to be in 2018.
Microwave media mogul Denis O'Brien begins legal action against Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and State
Businessman Denis O'Brien has initiated a legal action against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and State arising from speeches and remarks made in the Dail related to his banking affairs with State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.
NIE to update 200,000 meters in Northern Ireland
Distribution network operator (DNO) Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has started a project to replace 200,000 electricity meters in the country over the next two years.
Military veteran taken to court by city over ‘off-grid’ lifestyle
Authorities demand man's property be connected to city utilities
27-year-old Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend have become totally independent of reliance on city utilities, hooking up solar panels and rainwater collectors on their two acre property, but the city of Huntsville, Alabama claims the structure is unsafe because of sanitation issues.
Follow-up on death of football youth on the field
Con Colbert and Helen McRory of the Irish Environmental Victims Network (IERVN) visited the football pitch were a young footballer collapsed and died and report that the playing field is “awash with electromagnetic radiation”.
In 2005 69 post-mortems confirmed sudden cardiac death in young people under 35.
!n 2009, Dr. Joe Galvin told the Afternoon Show on RTE, the national Irish broadcaster that “One Irish person under 35 dies suddenly each week from an undiagnosed heart condition such as SADS or Cardiomyopathy.”
“You should known that in Ireland two people are lost to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome every week.”
The Cormac Trust was founded after a promising young player, Cormac MacAnallen, died of what is now being termed Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The organization has made a € 50,000 donation to genetic research. http://www.thecormactrust.com/
Should your self-driving car be programmed to kill you if it means saving a dozen other lives?
Earlier this month Google announced that the company's self-driving cars have had just thirteen accidents since it began testing the technology back in 2009, none the fault of Google. The company has also started releasing monthly reports, which note Google's currently testing 23 Lexus RX450h SUVs on public streets, predominately around the company's hometown of Mountain View, California. According to the company, these vehicles have logged about 1,011,338 "autonomous" (the software is doing the driving) miles since 2009, averaging about 10,000 autonomous miles per week on public streets.
California reveals details of self-driving car accidents
By Justin Pritchard
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.
From Deborah Tavares, stopthecrime.net, U.S.A.
Cell phone industry files suit against Berkeley's warning notice ordinance on cell phones
BERKELEY -- An industry group represented by one of the nation's most prominent attorneys has sued Berkeley in federal court, seeking to topple the city's recently enacted ordinance mandating disclosure of possible radiation hazards associated with use of cellphones.
COMMENT: ‘This should come as NO surprise . . The cell phone corporation wields MORE power then The City of Berkeley . . Remember frequencies are being used for mind control and our wireless devices are microwave warfare weapons . . . Read Senate Report 93-949 and you will learn WE are the ENEMY . . YES, a silent weapons assault upon us has been waging and few people realize they are being subdued . . . Keep in mind the idea of labeling is only to create the illusion that we the people are being heard - when in-fact we are not. We have a corporate d'facto government that is being run by corporations for profit, power and population control.
Go to www.StopTheCrime.net and read Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, NWO Exposed By Insider 1969 and watch the YouTube Cooking of Humanity.’
See attached pdf.
From Hans Karrow, British Columbia, Canada
Letter: Scientists afraid to speak out
The muzzling of scientists by the present government is not a one-off situation that Dan Albas tries to portray in his last report. It is a sustemic effort to control flow of information coming from government research labs.
See attached pdf.
From Next-Up.org, France
it ‘s not necessary to be a specialist cognitive neuroscience...
Man being totally bioelectromagnetic all irradiation by microwave electromagnetic waves impact the artificial neural electrical exchanges of ion channels, it is exactly the same for all the toxins since this radiation causes the opening of the blood brain barrier.
Therefore it is not necessary to be a specialist in the mechanisms of cognitive neuroscience to understand that this alteration has a direct effect on the biological functions of overall balance (homeostasis) of the brain whose analysis and capacity for understanding.
This is somehow an inhibitor that helps to exercise without the knowledge of the individual behavioral control.
Listen what the Dr. Russell Blaylock MD, an eminent neurologist about it.
Linky incentive for energy companies to provide exciting offers
Linky happens in the cottages. ERDF, a subsidiary of EDF devoted to the distribution of electricity in the country, must put in place this year these new smart meters - cornerstone of the technology called "smart grid", erected by Emmanuel Macron, the Minister Economy in important vector of New industrial France. Among the advantages of Linky: an invoice based on the actual consumption; interventions carried out remotely and in a shorter time; rationalization of energy consumption. Finally, an economic gain for the consumer, and environmental for the company. Faced with the multiple interests of the "smart grid" energy commercial offers start pouring.
From Marie-Pierre at Next-Up
The problem is that the situation is totally changing nature and very few people know or are aware, for under-informed or unable to understand, as we try to show in the last News.
After the revolution of the mobile phone, a second more rapid revolution is underway, it is that of the management of connected objects: 3.9 billion to date the figure will pass according to forecasters at over 30 billion very quickly .
It is also expected that eventually everything will be connected, without the knowledge of the experiments are performed in populations of large urban areas in Belgium, it is the total control is what is currently in practice in preparation in European countries (Current Report).
Therefore artificial electromagnetic environment will literally explode depending on the establishment of new base stations infrastructure networks necessary for connected objects of all kinds (Linky included, besides the electric cables can also serve to antennas), this is what is being said is otherwise identical to the GSM network antennas current relay, but this new network is exclusively for communications connected objects is a managements aims to network fully commercial
The maneuvers of large groups began, Engie M2M (Machine-To-Machine) of the GDF Suez group is the center of business, lobbies that are the same powers fly all government decisions, as this disengagement of the state in Engie that will allow "elites" to take more interest in the capital of Engie whose future looks promising.
Sleep good people ... You will be sheep without realizing it!
Full house for a party in Implant Paris
With this first "Implant Party," the biohackers invaded France and generate a lively debate on the human being logged.
By implementing NFC chips under the skin of volunteers guinea pigs, the Futur en Seine 2015 conference created the event and opened the debate on the benefits and limitations of human logged. The controversial collective Swedish biohackers Bionyfiken has ignited the audience of the conference openly comparing this type of practice connected with the more standardized objects that invade the planet at high speed. To push the logic of "quantified self" to the end, biometric measurements are made through the implementation of NFC chips connected under the skin of patient volunteers. Possible advances through this operation: the further identification to the extreme for the opening or closing of objects or even the use of a payment card. It is also possible to develop new applications for personalized services through NFC implant: business card or loyalty card, driving or recognizing the stores.
The limits of NFC chips seem endless, and that is what worries many observers of the phenomenon. Their goal: to allow the experimentation and development of new technologies, while cautioning governments and users against the dangers of such practices. While they are fascinating and promising, these implants do not pose many questions in less terms of public health, public security and even philosophical vision of the relation of man to technology.
'It's unbelievable. It's money from thin air'
See attached pdf.
From Marion Lang, Scotland
SA farmers paid $1 million to host 19 turbines tell Senate they ‘would never do it again’ due to ‘unbearable’ sleep-destroying noise
Clive and Trina Gare are cattle graziers from South Australia’s Mid-North with their home property situated between Hallett and Jamestown.
Since October 2010, the Gares have played host to 19, 2.1MW Suzlon s88 turbines, which sit on a range of hills to the West of their stately homestead. Under their contract with AGL they receive around $200,000 a year; and have pocketed over $1 million since the deal began.
In a truly noble and remarkable move, the Gares gave evidence to the Senate Inquiry into the great wind power fraud during its Adelaide hearing, last week. Here’s their tragic story.
From Sylvie Hsem, France
The windows of the new MUHC block the cellular signal
The selected block certain windows sunlight, but also waves
The windows of the new MUHC block cellular waves throughout the hospital to the point that management will conduct the hundreds of antennas installed to fix the problem.
No matter where one is in the new mega-hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), which cost $ 1.3 billion, the cellular signal is weak or absent. Within minutes, the Journal has seen this problem, and not just in remote areas or away from windows.
From Dariusz Leszczynski
BioEM2015: Plenary session on Precautionary Principle
BioEM2015 in Asilomar, CA, was opened by plenary session entitled “2B or not 2B”, dealing mostly with Precautionary Principle – should it be implemented for RF-EMF exposures.
BioEM2015: Inadequate design of studies causes waste of time, money and researcher potential
Out of many presentations, here are few words about a study on EHS. This study is a good example of what is wrong with the EHS research.
Scientists examined whether exposure to wifi radiation affects how people feel mentally and physically.
Wifi exposures were measured by using meters carried by study subjects.
From The People’s Initiative, California
WiFry? EMF Etc., I Spy, Geoengineering, New Science and Statistics
See attached pdf.
W.E.E.P. EMF News
The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution
16 June 2015
Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids
This extract from S6 E143 of TV show Dr. Oz discusses the potential harmful effects of cell phone radiation in kids in this segment subtitled Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids.
Dr. Christopher Portier, Fmr. Director of the US CDC, calls for invoking the Precautionary Principle for RF-EMF
“Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.”
BioEM 2015 Conference (in progress until June 18th)
BioEM2015 in Asilomar, CA, was opened by plenary session entitled “2B or not 2B”, dealing mostly with Precautionary Principle – should it be implemented for RF-EMF exposures.
Beaconsfield residents fight cell tower installation on their street
Over the last few years, hundreds of cell phone towers have been going up across Montreal, but residents tell Global News the City of Beaconsfield doesn’t seem know what’s going on.
Planners oppose cell tower on residential property
Residents’ recent opposition to neighborhood cell towers is causing some on the Ramona Community Planning Group to look at them in a new light.
Wi-fi is killing me, says woman in Xiamen allergic to electromagnetic waves
"I can't talk on the phone for more than 10 minutes. My toes and lower parts of my legs turn black when I use a mobile phone for more than 10 minutes," said Xiao Yue, a Chinese medicine doctor.
Are bees getting dementia?
From pesticide to possible cell phone radiation, the causes of bee population decline are an ongoing debate.
Now there's another thing the buzzy little insect has to fear, dementia.
Verizon Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It
The New York State Attorney General goes into detail about declines in service quality and the diverting of the construction budgets meant for the utility, now going to pay for Verizon's wireless rollouts.
Electrosensitivity caused by chronic nervous system arousal – Dr Roy Fox
Interesting article from 2012, in Quebec-based magazine La Maison du 21e siecle.
Framingham: Experts warn of wi-fi effects on children
Dr. Devra Davis, founder of Environmental Health Trust, said children today have toys that radiate energy, from the digital “iPotty” to a plastic teething rattle iPhone case.
But unbeknownst to parents, the World Health Organization lists cell phones as a possible carcinogen to humans, Davis said, in the same category as jet fuel, DDT, lead and engine exhaust.
“Would you give DDT, lead or engine exhaust to your children to play with?” she asked.
Even your wi-fi can cause cancer
"Adverse effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in ... the cause and effect relation between radiation and its health effects.
"Since there is controversy about a rationale for setting standards to avoid adverse health effects, we have recommended that the UNEP convene and fund an independent multi-disciplinary committee to explore the pros and cons of alternatives to current practices
that could lower human exposures to radiofrequency and electromagnetic fields," Kumar, who teaches at IIT-Mumbai, added.
Is electromagnetic hypersensitivity real? I The Feed
Smart meters vote (for precaution) a slam dunk
There is another aspect of wireless smart meters that also poses grave concerns: their massive rollout, along with the unchecked proliferation of telecommunication towers and WiMAX services, has produced unprecedented levels of radiofrequency (RF) radiation in urban areas.
Council nembers prepare for fight over Smart Meters
Memphis City Council members are preparing for a big fight over spending $240 million for smart meters.
Electricians talk about smart meters
The traditional mechanical meters would survive a major overvoltage event of fairly long duration...remember they were, electrically, just coils of wire. They may suffer some arc damage but in all likelyhood would continue to work (with reduced accuracy). And further, they had glass covers which wouldn't melt and were strong enough to contain an arc flash.
Smart meters contain a buttload of electronics on circuit boards with very small (and closely spaced) traces so flashovers and burnouts are very likely even with a relatively minor surge event. Plus the cases and covers are all plastic.
I have one that I can take apart so I will get some pics to add to this thread later.
Our complaint is that the tabs on the new meters are thinner, about 1/2 the thickness, than the old meters.
If the tabs do not have really good spring action left in them, they cook off when people start turning on their heaters in the winter.
Plumbers seem to get lots of stoppage calls on Thanksgiving. We get calls when the heaters come on for the first time
The AC guys get their calls when its gets into the low 90s here
Former Nokia technology chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health
Few people have had such an overload of radiation than me, says Niemelä. The first symptoms appeared already within a year of his employment at Nokia.
Note - This is not a new article but it is one well worth circulating. There are now many people who are continually exposed to wireless radiation from there own devices, smart meters, WiFi hot spots and antennas. In the future, 'technology junkies' and others exposed to high wireless radiation levels, are likely to wonder why there health is deteriorating, this article could help them to understand!
A cell tower in their pocket?
Jott’s solution is mesh networking, a cutting-edge form of data plumbing that turns individual smartphones into de facto cell towers. On Jott it’s called AirChat.
Cancer, sterility. Why are these people trying to kill off the next generation?
Ferrite chokes can help to stop RF travelling on electrical wiring. They come in different sizes for various sized wires.
If EHS, you can place a ferrite choke on the computer mouse wire and it will stop most frequencies from getting to your hand.
TELUS launches free public wi-fi across BC and Alberta
TELUS is working with thousands of businesses, including brands like 7-Eleven, Fountain Tire and Vancity credit union, to provide public Wi-Fi at locations throughout B.C. and Alberta.
TELUS Wi-Fi is also available at many major sporting and entertainment venues, including Victoria International Airport.
Children talk about their WiFi health symptoms
Israel: Cancer is increasing, oncologists are needed
Only 250 oncologists treat patients in Israel. About 200 oncologists are missing to treat the increasing number of cancer patients.
In Rambam, in 2004 were 9,490 cancer patients, and in 2014 the number was 13,667. Increase of 44%, says Prof' Rafi Biar, manager of Rambam hospital. Within one decade, the number of visits in the oncology departments in the hospital increased from 105,000 to 163,000 visits. The result is unsupportable overload on the system. There are not enough beds.
This problem is not only in Rambam, it is felt in other hospitals too. In Shiba hospital, in Tel Hashomer, each year there are 4,500 new cancer patients. In part of the units, like those treating GI tract cancer and melanoma, the number was doubled in the last 4 years with the same number of oncologists.
In Hadassa hospital, increase of cancer is reported too.
In Ichilov hospital, every month thousands of patients are treated, and every night 30 patients are hospitalized.
18 June 2015
Radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation and the health of Canadians
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electromagnetic radiation and the health of
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On Tuesday June 9th, 2015 the Standing Committee on Health, who’s mandate is to study and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, and operation of Health Canada, unanimously adopted the final report of their study into Health Canada’s Safety Code 6.
Yesterday, on June 17th, 2015, the Chair of the HESA panel MP Ben Lobb read and tabled the below final 12 HESA recommendations into the House of Commons, requesting that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report. As the current Government goes on summer break on June 19th, 2015, followed by the federal election in October, it will be the new Government that is elected that will be responding.
That the Government of Canada, in collaboration with the health departments of the provinces and territories, examine existing cancer data collection methods to improve the collection of information relating to wireless device use and cancer.
That Statistics Canada consider including questions related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the Canadian Community Health Survey.
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into electromagnetic hypersensitivity testing, diagnosis and treatment, and its possible impacts on health in the workplace.
That the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the World Health Organization consider updating their guidelines and continuing education materials regarding the diagnosis and treatment of electromagnetic hypersensitivity to ensure they are based on the latest scientific evidence and reflect the symptoms of affected Canadians.
That the Government of Canada continue to provide reasonable accommodations for environmental sensitivities, including electromagnetic hypersensitivity, as required under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
That Health Canada ensure the openness and transparency of its processes for the review of Safety Code 6, so that all Canadians have an opportunity to be informed about the evidence considered or excluded in such reviews, that outside experts are provided full information when doing independent reviews, and that the scientific rationale for any change is clearly communicated.
That the Government of Canada establish a system for Canadians to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields.
That an independent scientific body recognized by Health Canada examine whether measures taken and guidelines provided in other countries, such as France and Israel, to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment, to radiofrequencies should be adopted in Canada.
That the Government of Canada develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home to ensure that Canadian families and children are reducing risks related to radiofrequency exposure.
That Health Canada conduct a comprehensive review of all existing literature relating to radiofrequency fields and carcinogenicity based on international best practices.
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into the link between radiofrequency fields and potential health effects such as cancer, genetic damage, infertility, impairment to development and behaviour, harmful effects to eyes and on the brain, cardiovascular, biological and biochemical effects.
That the Government of Canada and manufacturers consider policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14, in order to ensure they are aware of the health risks and how they can be avoided.
I thank you for your continued support and actions over the past three years that has help make this possible. There is much more work to do over the summer and come October to ensure these recommendations are acted upon, however this is a BIG step in the right direction.
CEO - C4ST
Note - We owe great thanks to C4ST, the witnesses and all who assisted with these hearings!
Berkeley Adopts Cell Phone ‘Right to Know’ Ordinance on Unanimous Vote
BC Hydro sues Vancouver landlord over refusing smart meters
He said BC Hydro can install the meters anytime, provided they agree to certain conditions, including guaranteeing the safety of devices and covering any loss of revenue.
Letter to CBC News
Hydro suing Vancouver Landlord because they can't prove meters are safe
Dear Sir or Madam,
This lawsuit is the height of harassment. All Mr. Jackanin has ever asked for is proof that the smart meters are safe. Many people have been asking for this same proof before agreeing to having one put on their homes, and BC Hydro has harassed, bullied, and lied. People have been threatened with loss of power during the cold winter, despite having young children or being ill. People have been pushed around verbally and physically. Homes and personal property have been damaged. Yet BC Hydro faces no retribution by either the BCUC or the government.
There is serious evidence from independent scientists that RF radiation is harmful. It is a 2b carcinogen like lead, DDT, HIV and many industrial chemicals. Hundreds of independent scientists have performed thousands of peer reviewed studies showing that prolonged exposure can cause various types of health problems ranging from sleep and neurological disorders, to fertility and cardiac problems, even DNA damage and cancer. I would be happy to share a huge library of studies I’ve collected over the years, or to put you in touch with some of the world renowned scientists who are warning us that RF/microwave radiation should be avoided.
Also there have been fires and many failures with the meters overheating and melting. These are made of combustible plastic where analogs were made of glass and metal. The ITRON meters contain lithium metal batteries, which are being banned by many airlines. They can explode and burn when heated as they will be when sitting in the summer sun, or exposed to moisture like condensation. They have remote disconnect switches which were found to be the cause of fires in places like Saskatchewan and Oregon.
Further the meters are being put into a meter base that was designed and certified to hold an analog (non electrical) meter and not an electrical digital or smart meter. As far as we know these meters have not been certified safe as is required by law. Utility equipment is exempt from CSA certification on the condition that it is certified by a professional electrical engineer licensed by BC. ( http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/12_100_2004#section21 ) When asked for this certification BC Hydro said they don’t have one.
In Texas there have been many ITRON Openway smart meters (the same used in BC) that have burned. In a lawsuit testimony described how the meter blades were thinner than the analog which caused a gap which led to arcing and fires. http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reed_Answering_Brief-1.pdf page 8 Design flaws led to “palettes” of burned meters, but customers were to be told it was their meter base that caused the problem.
Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms says that no government or government agency can force us to use something for which there is justifiable reason for concern. There definitely is reason for concern and Mr. Jackanin is right to protect his tenants and the owner’s property.
If you would like more information about anything that I’ve said, please let me know.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
If you have a smart meter installation dispute or wish to have one removed, this information may help you!
Template for Non Consent and Removal of Smart Meters
Those who explicitly or implicitly (i.e. through failure to act) violate laws and your rights are liable individually if you contractually default them using a process such as this — in which you state the violations, demand your constitutional rights be upheld, state your terms, and provide an affidavit of facts which you affirm to be true. An unrebutted affidavit becomes judgment in commerce.
AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data -Internet Speed
The Washington Post June 17, 2015
This isn't the first time AT&T's unlimited data policy has landed the company in hot water. The Federal Trade Commission sued the telecom company in October, alleging that 3.5 million users had their Internet service slowed to dial-up speeds an average of 12 days every month.
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|€1bn smart meter project in jeopardy|
|Ireland||Created: 25 Oct 2014|
IRELAND – THE future of a €1bn project to install electricity and gas smart meters in all homes and most businesses by 2020 could be in doubt after a recent cost-benefit analysis indicated savings, if any, would be minimal.
The report commissioned by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) — which is overseeing the planned rollout of the National Smart Metering Programme to more than 2m households — said the results were “marginally negative”.
It estimated that the project would result in the net loss of €54m in the most likely scenario. However, consultancy firm PwC, which carried out the analysis, said its findings should be interpreted as “broadly neutral” given the overall scale of the project and the significant uncertainty about many of the main cost assumptions.
But the latest results will come as a disappointment to the CER as a similar earlier study was largely positive about the combined benefit of smart meters for electricity and gas over a 20-year period. The updated review suggests the cost of the project could outweigh any benefit in all but the most optimistic scenario. The net losses could even be as high as €140m, according to the report.
The figures will also cause some unease for the government which has faced a barrage of criticism over the cost and implementation of the programme for water meters and which will be anxious to avoid a similar controversy in future.
Although there will be no upfront costs for consumers to have smart meters fitted in their homes, a CER spokesman said it was anticipated that the cost would be incorporated in distribution charges set by electricity and gas suppliers.
The energy regulator claims smart meters will result in cheaper energy bills for electricity and gas, more information on energy consumption and greater customer choice as well as reducing Ireland’s CO2 emissions and creating greater efficiencies for utility companies. The programme is designed to reduce electricity and gas consumption during the peak period of 5pm-7pm by encouraging consumers to avail of lower tariffs at other periods.
The recent cost-benefit analysis estimated the average residential household would achieve savings of €16.20 on their annual electricity bill and €18.52 on their gas bill. The CER stated further savings would be derived from electricity and gas suppliers not having to visit homes to read meters which should also be passed on to consumers.
The national rollout of smart meters had been originally scheduled to begin in 2015 but is unlikely to commence before 2018.
It is estimated it will be 2021 before all homes are fitted with smart meters.
A CER spokesman said the programme would proceed to its third stage which would involve a further cost-benefit analysis scheduled for autumn 2016 before any final decision is made with regard to smart metering.
A spokesman for the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources said it was not in a position to comment on the latest figures for the smart metering project.
A spokesman for ESB Networks also declined to comment.
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|Source: Sunday Times (via TakeBackYourPower,net), Seán McCárthaigh, 19 Oct. 2014|
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