|Re: Smart Meters in community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Valerie McIntyre (valerie333windsong.bc.ca)|
|Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:36:36 -0700 (PDT)|
To Hans Ehrbar, re: your July 8 & 11 comments: Re: *"Many electric utilities resist the introduction of the smart grid,... "* Smart meters are being enthusiastically promoted by governments and industry as a "green initiative". Projected profits are huge despite health & safety issues. See: <http://portlanddailysun.me/node/26354/> Re:* "your sensibilities () are out of proportion. We are in a battle." * Yes, we're in a battle between profits and health. Current resistance to smart meters comes from evidence of significant health risks associated with wireless technologies. (see Dr. George Carlo's research + links in past posts.) Re: *"One of (our enemies') tactics is to beat us with our own weapons."* Yes, and (with a nod to those who took the ZPG tangent), what about a macabre public health experiment of subjecting us to "weapons" we've embraced: the electromagnetic fields of cell towers, cell phones/PDAs, cordless phones, wireless routers, airport scanners, microwaves, smart meters, smart appliances and more? Re:* "Let's not be confused by this."* Should we exchange a fossil-fueled world for a radiated one? Is this progress? Let's not be confused: Smart Grid profits flow into the same pockets as Big Oil profits. Big Oil *permits *wind and solar projects as a non-threatening pressure-release valve for environmentalists. Technologies that truly threaten Big Oil do not even get discussed, let alone funded. Patents for clean, safe, cheap energy technologies are extorted from their inventors and deep-sixed or used by the military. (see: zpenergy.com) Let's figure out what we really want and demand it! Valerie
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