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PROTEST MARCH SEPTEMBER 1

A Peaceful March to Make Our Voices Heard is scheduled for

Saturday, September 1, 2018, Starting at 10:00 a.m.

Meet at Fichtner Mainwaring Park in Medford Oregon.

We will march with signs to the Medford office of Pacific Power.

Go to www.nosmartmeter.org for up-to-date information

Call Cindy @ 541-944-5477 or email Randal @ glassblower@ccountry.net

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OPT-OUT IMMEDIATELY!!!

August 14, 2018

There was a meeting this morning with the Oregon Public Utility Commission and Pacific Power about the smart meter rollout in Southern Oregon. Some of our local spokespersons were allowed to speak although originally we were told the public would NOT be allowed to speak.

The good news is that if you want to opt-out they have CANCELLED the upfront $137 fee.

More good news: If you opted-out and already paid $137 then you are supposed to get a refund. MAKE SURE YOU GET IT!

BUT, if you have already received a smart meter, it will cost $169 to have it removed and replaced with a non-transmitting, digital meter—which will be safer for your health, although maybe not, if you consider the possibility of it creating dirty electricity in your home.

Anyone can see that this is more manipulation by Pacific Power to shove this deadly and invasive technology into our lives.

There are likely to be further developments, but for now:

OPT-OUT IMMEDIATELY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.

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“THE DEPLOYMENT” (of Smart Meters)

We received a letter from the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC), dated August 2, 2018, about the upcoming meeting on August 14 regarding the deployment of smart meters. The PUC’s use of the word “deployment” in their letter seems somewhat strange, as this word is often used to describe military operations, but given the stealth with which these dangerous meters have been forced on the public perhaps it’s not so strange after all.

LACK OF NOTICE AND INFORMED CONSENT: In a prior letter from Pacific Power (PP) to the PUC, dated January 4, 2017, PP states, in part: “To help support a smoother transition for the Company [PP] and its customers during smart meter installation … customers … will not receive notice prior to the installation.” (This statement appeared on PP’s website, but it might have been erased by now). This obvious deception on the part of PP is extremely offensive, in that citizens living in a free society have the guaranteed right to informed consent. We note, however, that you gave customers notice by letter approximately two weeks’ notice to opt-out. Unfortunately, no valid education and awareness could be achieved in this short period of time.

MORATORIUM: The deployment of smart meters should be stopped immediately to allow time for further study, public education, and public input.

ELIMINATE OPT-OUT FEES OR LOWER THEM SIGNIFICANTLY: The fees proposed by PP for Southern Oregon are outrageous. There are no fees in Eugene and the fees for PP’s Northern California customers are significantly lower. We heard recently that the extra fees are needed to blow up dams and promote electric cars. How can you sleep at night, when you are willing to inflict such a “tax” on electric consumers, especially seniors and the disabled, who cannot afford to pay the fees?

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I am highly sensitive to radio/microwave frequencies—as are many of Dr. Clunie’s patients and thousands of others, worldwide. I get sick when I am exposed for more than 15-20 minutes to radio frequency radiation, including from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi modems, and smart meters, etc. I can control my exposure most of the time, but the assault from smart meters is constant and unavoidable 24/7. They are a horrible invasion of personal privacy and the basic human right to peaceful existence. We live in a mobile home park, so even though we opted-out we are surrounded by these meters, and I am unable to go out of the house for more than a few minutes—which is not long enough to pull the ever-increasing weeds in our backyard!

WELCOME TO THE “WAR ZONE”: At 11:30 p.m., a few nights after the meters were installed, I opened my bedroom window and looked out. At that moment, a pulse of microwave/radio frequency radiation from the neighboring smart meters came through the window and aluminum screening and hit me in the face. This pulse caused a reaction that felt like an electrical or chemical burn. It was as though I had been “shot” with a gun. My skin turned red instantly and began to burn and itch. This lasted all night and the next day. It was like being in a war zone and I was terrified.

SAFETY: PP has stated repeatedly that the levels of microwave/radio frequency radiation emitted by smart meters are safe. These false statements are based on 50-year-old thermal studies that ignore thousands of more recent studies proving biological harm at vastly lower levels. Note we are in the process of compiling scientific studies from around the world proving the dangers of microwave radiation, and we will forward them soon at your request.

In addition to being told that smart meters are completely safe, we have been told they will save us money. These falsehoods have yet to be verified. We do not believe the propaganda being shoved down our throats, and we absolutely and unequivocally do NOT consent to deployment of smart meters in Oregon, ever.

How can human beings be expected to live under such conditions? Must those of us who are sensitive live like caged animals, or commit suicide when we can no longer stand the assault from our electric meters? There are thousands of people like me around the world who are electro-sensitive, and I implore you to study this issue in depth to learn the truth about how you are contributing to the misery of humanity.

THE ISSUE OF VIOLENCE: In addition to inflaming the tissues of the human body and causing disease, microwave/radio frequency radiation inflames the emotions, causing irritation and anger. We believe the increase in violence in our country and around the world is a direct result of the escalation of these technologies.

RESPONSIBILITY: We hereby hold every individual who works for the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Pacific Power, and the lawmakers in the State of Oregon personally responsible for the misery you are inflicting on Oregonians. The damage caused by microwave/radio frequency radiation accumulates over time, and there is more and more of it in our environment. At some point in the not-so-distant future—when there is an epidemic of cancer and other diseases caused by humanity’s addiction to smart phones, and there are smart meters on the wall of every building, remember that you were warned. From my point of view, anyone who supports the infliction of smart or R.F. electric meters on the citizens of Oregon is a criminal, and one day we will all pay dearly with our health, and the health of those we love.

Jessica Bryan and Tom Clunie, D.C.

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WHAT’S UP IN MT. SHASTA, CALIFORNIA AND OTHER NEWS

We received a call this week from someone in Mt. Shasta, California. Evidently, Pacific Power gave customers ONE DAY’S NOTICE to opt-out or they would get a Smart Meter without their knowledge. We feel this is outrageous and so do the citizens of Mt. Shasta. The friend who called told us that she managed to opt-out in the one-day time period, but they installed a Smart Meter at her home anyway! She has a small child and a new baby. They promised to come and remove it, but after several days, it remains. She has covered it with layers of aluminum foil, but we doubt this is enough to shield her and her family.

Many people do not realize that Pacific Power’s roll-out extends to much of Northern California–and it’s happening now. Here’s a link to a map from Pacific Power’s website showing the roll-out area:

https://www.pacificpower.net/ya/smart-meters/installation0.html

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

We also heard on Bill Meyer’s radio show this morning about a woman who lives in Fresno, California. She has a Smart Meter. (Bill’s show is on around 8:00 a.m. here:KMED 1440 a.m. in Southern Oregon)

It’s been over 100 degrees in her area, and yesterday her air-conditioner suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason.

She called her electric company and was told: “We have to turn off your air-conditioner” every day from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to conserve power.”

This was news to us. Evidently they are able to come into a person’s home via programming the customer’s Smart Meter, identify the appliances a person is using, and turn them on or off, at their discretion?

How much more has to happen before there is a major uprising of the public demanding their Constitutional and God-Given right to freedom from oppression, the pursuit of happiness, and the right to live peacefully in their own homes?

Not to mention the outrageously high opt-out fees that should be considered illegal.

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WHAT’S UP AT OUR HOUSE

As most of our readers know, they are currently installing smart meters in the Rogue Valley. You also know they are a horrible invasion into personal privacy and the basic human right to a peaceful existence. Tom and I live in a mobile home park, so even though we opted-out (in spite of the illegal fees), we are surrounded by the new meters.

I am highly sensitive to radiowave/microwave frequencies, more so than Tom. We hired Eric Windham, an EMF expert from Sacramento, to evaluate our home in terms of exposure and shielding. As a result, Tom put large pieces of aluminum screening over all the windows and doors. This method is working, almost. We are safe in the house, but not outside.

The big issue is that we do not know when the meters are going to pulse or at what strength. Most of the pulses have been on the lower scale. However, they are not all low. For example:

Last night at 11:30 p.m., I opened my bedroom window and looked out. Just at that moment, a burst/pulse of “something wi-fi” came through the shielding screen and hit me in the face. It’s hard to describe, but it felt like I received an electrical or chemical burn to my skin, which started burning and itching. This lasted through the next day.

Along with the burst/pulse, there was a horrible smell that can only be described as “burning metal.” We don’t know if this was because the smart meter pulse hit the screening, or if it came from the actual meter. This part of the experience made me think of “Dante’s Inferno” or “the fires of hell.”

How can human beings be expected to live under such conditions? Must those of us who are sensitive live like caged animals?

AND SPEAKING OF ANIMALS: One of our cats seems to be going crazy since the meters were put up. Normally rather lazy, he is running around with a wild look in his eyes. He has also started biting us and threatening our older cat.

As you know, smart meters have been known to catch fire and even burn down houses. Many people, including us, firmly believe this was a factor in the Santa Rosa area fires last year. I thought of this as I nursed my burning face.

We’ve read that the U.S. military is experimenting with weapons based on this technology. I even read one article about how the military received permission to “practice” on animals on the Olympic Peninsula! Personally, I feel like I am already a victim. Oh dear, am I getting paranoid that I am being targeted? Maybe.

Then, today, the Mail Tribune had a story about how great it will be that we will be able log-in and view our electric bill. Is this all they can come up with to counter the horrors of smart meters?

For all the obvious readings, we are actively looking for a reasonably priced place to live off-grid, or on, within driving distance of Ashland. We are open to any and all suggestions!

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SMART METERS ARE DEADLY and they are currently being installed in Southern Oregon (June 2018)

THIS ARTICLE WAS FORWARDED TO US BY PAUL DOYON

Paul Raymond Doyon
Building Biology® Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist (EMRS)
Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Cruz, Monterey, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Areas)

NOTE: Paul is willing to travel to Southern Oregon to do home evaluations. He also sends out daily posts to his mailing list; check the links to join his list.

http://electromagneticsafeplanet.com/

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RADIATION EMITTED FROM SMART METERS 100 TIMES GREATER THAN CELL PHONES – AND EXPOSURE IS CONSTANT, DOCTORS WARN.

Mike Adams (Natural News)

Energy companies are billing them as the “green” solution to traditional meters. But are so-called “smart” meters really all that smart? And, more importantly, are they really as safe as we’re all being told they are?

Some 65 million American homes already have them, and more are being converted all the time, even against the will of some homeowners. And yet many doctors agree that smart meters are a potential health threat due to constant releases of radiation.

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New cellphone study stuns scientists – completely defies expectations
Smart meters operate via a two-way communications system in which energy usage is tabulated wirelessly inside the meter and transmitted to the energy company that owns it. No longer do energy trucks have to go around town once a month to check individual meters; everything is done automatically and wirelessly. Pretty simple, right?

It might be simple in functionality, but not so much in technicality. The constant pulses of energy as smart meters communicate both with electrical appliances inside the home, and with the energy company, are a radioactive threat that’s about 100 times greater than that of a mobile phone, science has found.

This is a tremendous radioactive load when you consider that smart meters operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The fact that they never turn off means they’re a lot like talking on a cell phone constantly, without end. But, it gets even worse.

RELATED STORY:

CBS: Cell phone radiation linked to cancer in rats in first-ever large government-funded study

Independent studies have revealed that both the strength and frequency of smart meter pulses make them exceptionally threatening. The Center for Electrosmog Prevention, a California nonprofit group, estimates that one smart meter emits the radiation equivalent of about 160 mobile phones. Other studies have concluded that smart meters emit not 100 but 1,000 times the radioactive load of a typical cell phone.

Daniel Hirsch, a radiation expert and instructor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), published a paper refuting the findings of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), which concluded based on industry data that smart meters are safer than mobile phones. Hirsh countered that:

“… the cumulative whole body exposure from a Smart Meter at 3 feet appears to be approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of a cell phone, rather than two orders of magnitude lower.”

Smart meter radiation is a constant threat to the health of you and your family
This is problematic, because electromagnetic pollution like the kind emitted by smart meters is highly damaging to the body. There are reports of chronic headaches, seizures, insomnia, dizziness, heart palpitations, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and other symptoms associated with exposure to smart meters.

Even the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) agrees that smart meters are a potential threat, especially to people with preexisting health conditions. The group issued a recommendation stating that:

“… no Smart Meters be [in the homes of patients with neurological or neurodegenerative diseases, genetic defects, cancer, and other conditions] and that Smart Meters be removed to a reasonable distance from patients’ homes.”

This would be great if every household that’s been given or offered a smart meter had the option to reject it. But in most cases, customers are forced to accept a smart meter in place of their traditional meter – and if they are offered the choice of an “opt-out,” it’s often with the caveat that the customer pay a monthly penalty fee.

As a conscious consumer, it’s your job, as it is mine, to get the word out about smart meters. Start informing your friends, family members and neighbors about the dangers, and work together to fight against this coercive threat to our collective health.

*This article originally appeared in Natural News, NaturalNews.com, the internet’s most-trafficked natural health news website.

Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger,” is an outspoken consumer health advocate, award-winning investigative journalist, internet activist and science lab director. He is the founder and editor of Natural News.

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COMMENTS FROM BEAVERTON, OREGON: Smart meters can damage health and kill animals and plants

Many people from around the world have been sharing their stories of suffering from excessive exposure to cell towers, smart meters, modems, cell phones, and other forms of microwave radiation. Many of these stories can be found on www.wearetheevidence.org

I recently read Deanna Munson’s post on Facebook and I find it particularly moving. Deanna touches on one very important aspect related to the effects of this pervasive technology: emotional volatility. Have you been wondering why there is so much bad news, so much road rage, upsurge in suicides, and so many people shooting each other–especially kids? The schools where our children spend their time are loaded with smart meters, Wi-Fi modems, cell phones and cell towers. Fortunately, many parents around the country are starting to realize this and things are, and will continue to change.

FROM DEANNA:

I live in Beaverton, Oregon and have been suffering beyond words since smart meters came to my neighborhood seven-plus years ago. My ten-year-old cats have been injured by them, too. In Oregon, the utilities run so much ground current from these meters that my Wi-Fi & dirty electricity measuring device pegs over the limit near the ground outside my back door. I sure hope you guys [refers to Southern Oregon] get them stopped there.

All the bats around my house fell to the ground and died in less than an hour over the first few weeks after smart meters were deployed. So there are no more bats here. I’ve only seen maybe 1-2 in all this time. Bats used to dart all over the night sky when I first moved in here. The frogs also disappeared soon after the meters came. After about two years, all the frogs were gone, too.

These things [smart meters] are HORRIBLE, evil devices. Although Portland General Electric told me I am “the only one complaining,” the entire neighborhood has changed dramatically. People are fighting all the time in their apartments. The kids are acting out behaviorally. Everyone is tense and reactive. There is even stress in the trees, most of which have died over the last seven years.

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REPORT ABOUT THE TALENT, OREGON SMART METER MEETING

June 6, 2018:

We were genuinely surprised to read Tom Clunie’s letter to the editor in the Mail-Tribune newspaper this week. Two years ago, the editor refused to print our letters, citing “lack of scientific evidence” as to the damage caused by smart meters and other wi-fi/microwave-emitting devices. Here’s Tom’s letter:

JUST SAY NO

The Talent smart meter town hall did not go well for Pacific Power (“PP”). Electrical engineer Bill Bathgate refuted most of what PP said.

PP claimed their meters send signals only four times a day. Bill said upwards of 190,000 times per day. PP said their meters were “safe.” Bill countered that the meters are not grounded against power surges and will cause fires and explosions, as they already have elsewhere. When people brought up health concerns about pulsating microwaves in their home 24/7, PP dismissed them with, “Our stack of scientific assurances neutralizes your stack of scientific warnings.”

Bill stated our electric bills will go up because the new meters will charge us for stray voltage as well as running the meter itself. Bill said that if had brought such a defective meter to his boss during his career [as an electrical engineer] he would have been fired.

If we “opt-out,” PP intends to charge us $137 initially and $36 monthly to extort us into compliance. PP failed to demonstrate any benefit whatsoever to their customers. These meters are a health, privacy, ecological, and financial catastrophe. Just say “no!” to “smart” meters.

Tom Clunie, Ashland, Oregon