Thank you to everyone who has supported my research and musings! This blog is on hold until further notice, as my professional time and energy is being entirely occupied by the Take Back Your Power project. You’re invited to come, subscribe to my updates there, and join the ground crew… you are needed!
Utility companies are replacing electricity, gas and water meters worldwide with new generation “smart” meters at an unprecedented rate. Take Back Your Power investigates the benefits and risks of this ubiquitous “smart” grid program, with insight from insiders, expert researchers, politicians, doctors, and concerned communities. Transparency advocate Josh del Sol takes us on a journey of revelation and discovery, as he questions corporations’ right to tap our private information and erode our rights in the name of “green”. What you discover will surprise you, unsettle you, and inspire you to challenge the status quo.
May 2013 be a year of profound divine fire awakening in the hearts and minds of human beings everywhere around our planet.
And may you have a joyful and blessed New Year!
In the spirit of claiming our birthright and continuing to move into our essence in 2013, here’s some encouragement and a blessing shared from today’s I AM University newsletter:
31 December 2012
“Most of us have been programmed, since an early age, to give our power away. We give it away to outer energies, such as other people, the media, the weather and the news, and we give it away to inner energies, such as our negative ego/separative mind, lower self, inner child, emotions, subconscious and fears.
“To give our power away means to give a part of ourselves away. It’s about time that we all reclaim our power and live the beautiful life our Creator envisioned us to live.
“We all have come into this world to co-create an enlightened humanity and to enable the Divine Plan of the universe to unfold. If you don’t play your part, then the whole Divine Plan cannot unfold. This is how important you are! This is how important a part you play in the bigger scheme of the universe. So it is not only crucial that you learn to step into your power for your own well-being, self-mastery, happiness and inner peace, but it is also your duty to fully step into your power and Divinity to allow the Divine Purpose of the universe to unfold. You have a mighty dharma to fulfill. However, you cannot fulfill your Divine calling if you don’t own your power.
“To deny your power means to deny your Divinity! Why? Because our power comes from our Divinity! So our very Self and God Realization depends on all of us claiming our power in service of unconditional love. Sooner or later, we all have to learn this lesson of claiming our power. We can postpone it, but we can’t escape it. It is our destiny. So why postpone the inevitable?
“So, as you start the new year, how about you give yourself the greatest gift you will ever give yourself: the gift of self-empowerment! Again, you can postpone learning this empowering lesson but you cannot escape it. A Course in Miracles put it like this, “Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.” Said another way: You can choose to learn this lesson now, in 2013, or you can choose to learn it 10 years from today or even 10 incarnations from today. So you can choose WHEN you want to learn this lesson of fully stepping into your power (which is a requirement to fully step into your Divinity since you need to own your power to step out of the illusion of separation) but you cannot choose WHETHER to learn this lesson at all or not. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. Earth is a school. We are here to unlearn fear and remember love. That’s the curriculum. In a world where we all have imprisoned our own mind, all we have got left is the freedom to choose whether to take the curriculum now or whether to take it later. So it is in your own hands whether you want 2013 to be the continuation of a powerless, unhappy and unfulfilling life, or whether you want 2013 to be THE YEAR to get serious about your Spiritual path and awakening. It is your choice!
“The vast majority – about 94% – of [our] US soybean crop uses seeds engineered…” – Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.
Be aware, fellow sushi fanatics. Be aware, tofu-eating yogis.
Rats eatling an all-GMO diet developed tumors so extensively that their lifespans were reduced by 50-70%.
This morning I received an email back from the Kikkoman soy sauce company, which confirmed their massive use of genetically-modified (GMO) soy product.
Many people do not yet know that soy is one of the biggest GMO crops on the planet. Be very aware.
Consumption of genetically-modified “foods” has now been shown to be extremely detrimental. In fact, there has never been one single conclusive study indicating safety. Yet our governments – swayed by corporate billions – continue to rubber-stamp what is completely anti-life. And they continue to clamp down and outlaw what grows naturally.
The double-speak, direct from your soy-sauce manufacturer:
“The regular and less sodium soy sauce in packets are made at our Walworth, WI plant. For our US-made soy sauce, we use soybeans that are produced here. The vast majority – about 94% — of the U.S. soybean crop uses seeds engineered to improve water and soil quality, reduce pesticide and fossil fuel use, and to protect crops from adverse weather conditions. Since our soybeans suppliers do not certify their soybean products are non-genetically modified, we assume that the soybeans used are a combination of both genetically modified soybeans and non-genetically modified soybeans.”
KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC.
This trend of corporate-led psychopathy (but wrapped in oh-so-fancy lingo) will only continue until met with a firm enough social resistance.
Is it time yet? Are we about to reach a critical mass of participation? Our (and your) actions will tell.
[by way of a Newsletter to subscribers of our film, Take Back Your Power. To subscribe, visit www.ThePowerFilm.org]
September 17, 2012
This message you are reading is perhaps the most important I have ever written to date, summarizing the better part of one full year of research.
(In brief: The past two weeks has been packed with major news & updates, as more people wake up and speak truth. Over the next couple days, I will send a separate update on the news. Last weekend we also screened 25 minutes of rough cut at an outdoor festival, which was very well-received. Our work continues and there will be updates soon on the film & new website.)
In this email I have included all of the relevant documentation and links. While all of it is fact-based and verifiable, I encourage you to dig deeper for yourself, so you can really come to your own solid conclusions. Coming closer to the truth in your own way will help you stand tall in your convictions, even amongst a sea of lies, corporate rhetoric, and directed propaganda.
I will summarize two key areas of my research, with historical facts. Connecting these dots is paramount to help us to understand why these corporate forces have been so committed to an ubiquitous globalized smart grid installation, which does not save energy, is making people ill, jacks up your bills, causes fires, is neither tested nor approved, nullifies your privacy rights, and instantly creates massive hacking vulnerability.
In other words, it’s becoming obvious that the smart grid is a runaway train headed for total collapse, and most even within the industry, know it. Why are they not getting off this train… why are they so invested in ramming it through a growing mountain of obstacles?
Major Point #1: The technetronic “smart” control grid… history unveiled
Jumping back 42 years years, Barack Obama’s current geopolitical advisor (some say handler) Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote a book called “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era”. In this book, he outlined a strategy for control, and outlined what appear to be the foundations for a “smart grid”, using technocratic ideas first espoused in the 1930′s by M. King Hubbert. (Technocratic = using technology to control society.) It was this work that got him noticed by David Rockefeller, who then partnered with him in founding the Trilateral Commission.[1,2]
In Brzezinski’s own words, here are three very telling quotes (emphasis mine):
“More directly linked to the impact of technology, it involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled and directed society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific know-how. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control.” 
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970, p97
“In the technetronic society the trend seems to be toward aggregating the individual support of millions of unorganized citizens, who are easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities, and effectively exploiting the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.” 
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970, p11
“No matter how deeply disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behavior for national advantages to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.” 
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970, p28
So here we have someone who is generally credited as the envisioner of the current “smart grid”, who in his own words is talking about themes of:
- Open domination of society by an “elite”
- The “unhindering” or removal of values of liberty and personal freedom
- Using technology to influence public behavior, control reason, and even manipulate people’s emotions
- Constant surveillance and control
- Using the environment as a pretext to manipulate all of this into being
- Unorganized individuals being conned into supporting the plan
Another interesting piece: Zbigniew Brzezinski’s nickname is apparently “ZeeBig” or “ZBig“. What do you think the name is, of the 2.4 GHz transmitter on your smart meter… the device that’s designed to wirelessly collect and report and sell every blasted detail of activity in your home? You guessed it, the “ZigBee” chip.  The ego, it appears, loves its clever self-aggrandizement.
Major Point #2: Systemic suppression of energy technology – admitted by US Patent Office
We are given the impression that the entire “smart” grid programme is being implemented to “reduce energy use and increase efficiency” [sic]. Wikipedia says that the grid may potentially reduce energy use by a whopping “more than 4% by 2030“. It is increasingly reported that smart grids are not reducing energy use at all , and in fact will likely increase energy usage. The meters themselves use considerable electricity as they emit potentially harmful microwave radiation 13,000 to 190,000 times per day according to PG&E.[10,11] And the coming “smart appliances” will be required to be always on, always communicating with the meter (called “vampire power” or “phantom load”).
However, what we haven’t been told is that patents for new energy technologies are being massively suppressed. And this is now public. (Evironmentalists: these are energy technologies which could save your planet.) What’s more, is that not only are the patents denied, but steps are also apparently taken to silence the inventor. Within the US Patent office’s own laws, the process is admitted:
“Whenever publication or disclosure by the publication of an application or by the grant of a patent on an invention in which the Government has a property interest might, in the opinion of the head of the interested Government agency, be detrimental to the national security, the Commissioner of Patents upon being so notified shall order that the invention be kept secretand shall withhold the publication of an application or the grant of a patent therefore under the conditions set forth hereinafter.”
- US Patent Laws, Appendix L, http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/consolidated_laws.pdf , section 181 on page 53-54
And on the Federation of American Scientists website, http://www.fas.org , details are revealed. Including the disclosure:
At the end of fiscal year 2011, there were 5,241 secrecy orders in effect.”link 
In the process of making our film Take Back Your Power, I actually have interviewed a current US Patent examiner who is sick and tired of the suppression of energy technologies, and has admitted that these blockages have been directly due to the interests of ‘big energy’ and ‘big oil’ corporate forces. He says he is rather looking forward to retirement.
Germany is now producing almost 50% of its energy from solar photo-voltaic panels. Its 22 gigawatts/hr equal 20 nuclear power stations operating at full capacity. This massive amount of energy is generated almost completely by individuals or small businesses that feed into the grid. This allowed Germany to make a public pronouncement, following Fukushima, to completely abandon nuclear energy.
This outstanding, potentially earth-saving progress is the work of a statesman named Hermann Scheer (1944-2010), who dedicated the latter part of his life to actualizing legislation introducing what’s called feed-in tariffs throughout Germany, which forced power utilities to pay anyone who produces solar energy a very good rate for it.
To state the mostly-obvious, decentralized (produced-by-people) solar power generation:
a) does not produce any carbon, pollution, or chemical by-products,
b) is available to anyone to produce, allowing people to be truly self-sustaining and independent of corporate coersion,
c) continues to rapidly drop in cost to install,
d) does not use up any ongoing natural resources,
e) panels can now be manufactured out of sand (this is what Libya had planned to do on a big scale),
f) is now effective even in cloudy, low-light climates,
g) is increasingly storable, as new techs develop, and
h) will be available at least a few billion years.
And there are technologies being developed to minimize and eliminate any issue with dirty electricity, which may arise from the DC-to-AC inversion when feeding into the grid.
(Environmentalists, we appreciate your efforts to minimize carbon footprints and pollution, but we realize the Hegelian tactic we’ve all been a part of… and we invite you to take note of, and please participate in, this new paradigm.)
Not surprisingly, this massive development toward true sustainability (not the version that has been co-opted by globalist corporates) has not made it very far into public consciousness… but the day is now at hand.
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(Note: As an indication of the importance of this issue and the globalist smart grid plans, Google is now filtering searches on “smart grid” to promote industry sites, and demote sites critical of the agenda. Case in point: in a search I did for “Smart Grids may not cut energy use BBC“, the BBC article mentioned (here) did not come up in the first 200 search results – even though only one word was changed from the BBC headline. It does appear that Google is now doing this same flagging “demotion” process for most truth-based articles from oft-mainstream sources which are critical of the smart grid.)
Inspiration from the heart
We’re realizing that things are changing because more and more human beings are speaking the truth that’s been welling up inside of us. We’re not fighting at the level of ego, vying for control; we’re just speaking what we know in our hearts to be true: that this world and this life is too beautiful to let it die at the hands of unconscious corruption. Our shared recognition of the crisis on our planet guides us to respond with truth and with Spirit.
Making the simple choice to not allow a smart meter, no matter what, contributes to a real solution for our species and planet. If you’re stuck or feeling frustrated with how to actualize your intention, visit our website to connect with groups in your regions, and go from there.
I honour the truth in you, and encourage you to speak it loud and clear. In this, we together find much satisfaction of being, and we together create real community.
“In the technetronic society the trend seems to be toward aggregating the individual support of millions of unorganized citizens, who are easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities, and effectively exploiting the latest communication techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.”
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970 (p 11)
More than four decades ago, flower power was still in swing while geostrategist Zbigniew Brzezinski was already envisioning the details in a control-based technetronic or “smart” society. As David Rockefeller’s co-founding partner in the globalist Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski drew upon works from the 1930′s known as Technocracy Inc to map out his Orwellian paradise. It’s curious how our “leaders” were able to so eloquently plan a structure of techno-control, decades before the required technology was ever invented.
Fast forward to 2012, and what we’re seeing is a so-called “smart” grid being forced upon an unwilling and awakening population. This issue is unfolding with great grassroots notoriety here at home with BC Hydro’s smart metering program, and also around the world. The utility-driven agenda is happening the same way everywhere: with a giant corporate slap in the face to the people, and to the very basis of democracy itself.
To be clear, if the people of BC and around the world allow smart grid installation, democracy will fall. However, tens of thousands in BC alone, and millions around the world, are pointing out the top-to-bottom lies and deceit that run through the smart grid program. Not the least of which is the idea that with smart meters, our power supply will be “more efficient”, “more reliable” and will help the environment.
In actuality, a) regions where smart meters have been installed have not reduced energy consumption (only increased cost to customer); b) it’s been demonstrated that the entire power grid will become vulnerable to being taken down by hacking; and c) there is a very strong indication that effects of such increased radiation has a profoundly negative biological impact on plants, insects, animals and human life.
On the positive end, the opportunity emerging from this crisis is a very real possibility for a complete shift to distributed, truly renewable energy – actually ending our addition to oil, coal, and nuclear energy. (Imagine that scope of change… does it bake your noodle?) Solutions such as these will be put forward in our upcoming BC-based film, Take Back Your Power.
In researching for the film, we have come across and verified many facts which one may find highly interesting, if not shocking. Here are 9 of them in brief:
BC Hydro, currently about 60% through their province-wide smart meter installation campaign, has recently recalled 1000 smart meters due to their not functioning properly. In addition, hundreds of thousands of BC citizens have now received Hydro bills anywhere from 30% to 1000% higher, following smart meter installation – increases with no real justification. And as it now appears possible that none of these meters are measuring accurately, a possible scenario will be a complete recall of smart meters across the province, if public outcry continues to grow. In an unprecedented display of participatory democracy, there are currently 39 municipal governments in BC, representing a constituency of almost 2 million British Columbians, who have motioned for a moratorium on the installation of smart meters.
According to BC Hydro’s figures, our cost in BC is approximately $555 per meter (not including future upgrades paid for by further rate increases or “billing anomalies”). In Quebec, where citizens now officially have a free opt-out option, the cost is $263.16 – less than half the amount. In Ontario: $232.56 each. And the cost in many US states is under $200 per meter, including in Idaho, where smart meter do not transmit wirelessly.
BC hydro awarded a $73 million contract for smart meter installation to Corix Utilities. A senior advisor with CAI Capital Management, a major investor in Corix, is David Emerson. Yes folks, this is the very same David Emerson who scandalously accepted an offer from Stephen Harper to defect from the Liberal party, crossing the floor to become Minister of International Trade after the election in 2006. Emerson also just happens to be the executive chair of BC Transmissions Corp, chair of the BC Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, co-chair of the Alberta Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy, co-chair of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee, former chair and CEO of Canadian Western Bank, and on and on. (He must be extremely talented – and well-appointed.)
In March’s Wired, Current CIA director David Patraeus actually admitted that governments plan to be spying on citizens through their “smart” appliances, and that we’ll be forced to re-think “our notions of identity and secrecy.” He went on: “Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said. This is a flat-out decimation of recognized privacy rights. source
Researcher Angel de Fazio used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain critical documentation of a $298 million grant for smart meter deployment in Nevada. One of the two funding sources is identified as “US Armed Forces Research and Development Projects”. The US has acknowledged their longtime research programs around microwave radiofrequency radiation and its effects on the human body and mind, including a 1972 unclassified report released by the US Navy, which summarized 5 pages of line-by-line biological effects concluded at the time. The fact that military R&D is apparently involved in the deployment of smart meters is rightly raising some big questions. These two respective reports, including source documents, can be viewed at http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/08/smart-meters-being-funded-by-the-us-military and http://thepowerfilm.org/research/health.
In a recent lawsuit in the state of California, Pacific Gas & Electric was required to supply information on how frequently each smart meter transmits wirelessly. By their own admission, the average meter pulses 14,000 times per day, each for 4.5 millseconds – every 6 seconds. Some meters, they admitted, pulse up to 190,000 times per day, or twice per second. Experts in spin, utility companies are fond of using a cumulative total (ie, “60 seconds per day”), rather than admitting the constant pulsing pattern. Critically, these totals do not include the radiation from each wireless “smart” appliance that the grid will require of us in the future, creating a veritable soup of in-home electromagnetic radiation, which has already been classified by the WHO as a “class 2B potential carcinogen”.
Radiation bursts have been measured at up to 100,000 microwatts/m2 several feet away for one meter – or up to 100 times higher than the “extreme concern” threshold as set by the international Building Biology (Baubiologie) code. And Dr. Daniel Hirsch, nuclear policy expert at UCSC, has shown that if a human is in an adjacent room (within 10 feet of a smart meter) they receive between 50 and 450 times more full-body radiation exposure than from an active cell-phone at the head. Anecdotal evidence includes thousands of reports that a percentage of individuals are having extremely adverse reactions upon the installation of a smart meter. The short-term symptoms often include headaches, nausea, insomnia, rashes, ear-ringing, irritability, fatigue and foggy thinking. The stark concern now indicated by thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers has led groups such as the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the Austrian Medical Association to publicly call the immediate ban of the smart metering program on the sole basis of health damage.
Most smart meters in BC are not yet actively transmitting. Current research indicates that after being installed, they actively radiate for an estimated 12 to 36 hours, before going in a “dormant” type mode if they do not find an active collector hub. As such, most meters are still being read manually, which means that we still have time to recall the entire smart metering program in BC – but we need to act now.
In the bigger picture, the basis of the issue is energy and control. Rather than be chained to non-renewable centralized energy, technologies are now available to enable a global transition to de-centralized renewable energy. As a leading solar expert states in our upcoming film: “The entire world’s energy needs can be supplied by distributed solar photo-voltaic panels, using a combined surface area the size of Utah.” But, the political will to change must be present, and historically it has not been so. Former US Patent Examiner Tom Malone testified that the number of seized patents is “closer to 4000 or more”, and that “a hidden purpose of this committee is to also screen energy-related patents which could also threaten the power and fossil fuel companies.” Has the main reason for this techno-censorship been because it would interfere with the planned smart grid deployment?
This transition, required of us if human civilization is to continue, all starts with the individual decision to not allow a smart meter installation on your home or business. You do have this option, and BC Hydro has stated repeatedly, “We will not force you to have a smart meter”. However, they have also failed to inform anyone that they have a choice. So far, an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 British Columbians have on their own accord notified Hydro of their non-consent (though Hydro’s public figures may still be lower), and installation has been delayed for most.
The smart meter issue will continue to gain more and more prominence in BC and globally, as more and more people understand the significance. This is about a corporate agenda that would affect virtually all aspects of our lives, and remove so many of the rights and freedoms we have enjoyed as a democratic society – while offer no benefit whatsoever in return.
In addition, as debate is now beginning to heat up in the BC Legislative Assembly, contact all MLA’s to inject them with truth, and share relevant information with friends, neighbours and colleagues. Because of mounting public pressure, already we’re seeing many regional governments now offering free “opt-out” options, and according to industry polls the smart grid is becoming less and less popular.
Together, we’re literally re-shaping our future by making individual decisions to take a stand and get involved. I invite all readers to subscribe on our website www.ThePowerFilm.org to smart meter updates and release news for our film Take Back Your Power, being released online later this spring.
Vancouver’s Josh del Sol is producing the upcoming film, Take Back Your Power. The trailer and dozens of resources can be viewed at www.ThePowerFilm.org.
A recent interview on the truth about smart meters agenda… what’s really going on? Josh del Sol, producer of the upcoming film “Take Back Your Power”, in conversation with host Ebby Moheni.
video log: 25 Feb 2012 production: Take Back Your Power medium: RedFM 93.1 in dialogue: Josh del Sol, producer and Ebby Moheni, radio host learn more & watch film:http://ThePowerFilm.org
Governments and power corporations around the globe, through an incessant drive to make the power grid “more reliable and efficient”, have directly created a situation where our entire civilization’s energy source is now in danger of being taken down.
With hundreds of smart grid projects all being installed simultaneously around the world, we’re seeing a globally-orchestrated move to quietly merge the entire power grid with the vulnerabilities of the internet. This deliberate action puts everyone at risk by totally opening the door to hacking. Already, in both simulated and actual hacking attacks, smart meters, power generators and entire utilities on the smart grid have been demonstrated defenseless to hackers.
Why and how has this happened? Why have governments and their corporate string-pullers put our entire civilization at risk in this way, in the name of “reliability and efficiency”, even though there has been no demonstrated net energy savings?
An excuse for even more "anti-terrorism" laws?
Keen observers note this as a Hegelian tactic of creating a perception that we need to pass even more legislation in the name of fighting terrorism. Recent laws such as the NDAA legally allow the US Government to fully remove anyone’s civil liberties – and indefinitely detain or even kill citizens – without due process, no questions asked. And in this case, new legislation would be for the specific purposes of “fighting cyber terrorism” – cue the Anonymous image. We’re seeing a new global problem (power grid vulnerability) being artificially created, and a new enemy being propped up (terrorist hackers) before our very eyes.
In the bigger picture, it’s now clear that the uppermost purpose of the the ‘smart grid’ is to function as a technocratic spy grid, purposed to assert total surveillance and induce mind-altering radiowaves. This was dreamed up and written about in detail in the 20′s and 30′s, by M. King Hubbert and Howard Scott. In the 60′s and 70′s, fascist control-monger and Trilateral Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzinsky made public these plans, and wrote about it in his various works, relabeling “technocratic” as “technetronic”.
“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”
– Zbigniew Brzezinski, “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era”, 1970
These long-held ‘smart grid’ plans are also the root reason that new and alternative energy systems have been long-suppressed: because the dark cabal needs a centralized power grid on which to piggy back their end-goal program of total control of human consciousness. Those who doubt are encouraged to research, for they will see documentation obtained via the US Freedom of Information Act which shows a transaction of more than $137 Million dollars from the US Armed Forces Research & Development Projects to Nevada Energy for the purpose of deploying these devices. For decades, the US military has been actively and openly studying the effects on radiofrequency radiation (rF) weaponry on human health and mental functioning. As an example, in 1972 the US Navy released a study outlining dozens and dozens of observed physical and mental effects from rF radiation. (These documents are all on our website.)
It is critical that we get this – everyone, from the Occupy Movement to Zeitgeist Movement to the “new agers” – so we can respond appropriately and consciously. This starts by individually refusing to have a smart meter installed on our home, apartment building, or work place. And if we already have these devices installed – as the BC smart metering program is half-installed – we need to act and demand they be removed, and outline consequences for non-compliance with the demand. This is done by simply mailing BC Hydro a letter of NON-CONSENT (letter templates on our site or at www.citizensforsafetechnology.org.) Here in BC, tens of thousands have already become aware and have chosen not to participate in this scheme, and it is very simple and easy. Our future freedoms, and even our ability to retain our vitality and our own consciousness, literally depend on our choosing to stand up for life at this time.
SMART METER FACTS:
As if we needed more reasons, here is a cursory overview of the costs of the “smart meter” program, all paid for by the people:
Power Grid Vulnerability: The the entire power grid could be taken down by hackers or as an inside job.
Financial Cost: Following a smart meter installation, we’ve seen many reports of bills going up 2, 3, 4 sometimes up to 10 times the original amount, even though usage patterns have not changed. And under the guise of increasing efficiency, power companies will also be implementing time-of-use electricity rates. Further, in the future everyone would be required to purchase all new “smart” appliances, with each transmitting wirelessly, creating an in-home electrosmog soup. Ironically in regions where smart meters have already been installed, including California and the province of Ontario, the has been zero reduction in energy usage.
Privacy Cost: Individuals and families are also paying for the smart grid in terms of privacy in their own homes. With the planned RFID-chipping of all consumable products, corporations would wirelessly track usage habits, appliance use and product consumption – down to the microsecond. Private data then gets sold to other corporations for their benefit, so they can better market products to you, which they feel you need. The market value of this data, your private data, is estimated to exceed all advertising dollars currently spent on Google and Facebook combined.
Health Cost: A bulwark of hundreds of independent studies now clearly demonstrate that there are negative health effects from this type of wireless radiation, despite assurances from most governments and power companies. Thousands of people worldwide have already reported serious health problems since the installation of smart meters in their homes, and in 2011 the World Health Organization classified this type of radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen.
Fires: Also, there have been over 900 reports of fires caused by smart meter installations, in the US and Canada alone. Since these devices are not UL or CSA approved, neither insurance companies nor power companies are taking any responsibility whatsoever for damages.
Democracy Cost: Finally we turn to our democratic rights. Laws have been outrightly re-written to suit smart grid implementation, to keep the public unsuspecting, and to silence the voices of scrutiny. The effect many have observed is a complete removal of democratic process. An example is how the 2010 “Clean Energy Act” was passed in BC, designed to pave the way for the smart grid by completely removing the BC Utilities Commission – the public’s voice – from having any input. Laws have been quietly changed in this way in regions throughout North America and Europe.
SOLUTIONS: HERE AND NOW
A leading solar power expert who will be featured in our upcoming film, Take Back Your Power has stated:
With only the current level of solar technology, the entire planet’s energy resources can be powered by solar photo-voltaic panels… using a land area only the size of Utah. Imagine everyone enjoying a first-world lifestyle, while totally removing fuel emissions, and powering the technology to recycle all waste to its elemental components. With technology such as solar-powered hydrogen cells, no metered grid would be required at all.
A better world truly awaits if we can release the engrained idea of scarcity, and understand that the exploitation of resources is no longer necessary. Today, it is the year 2012, and the world is in crisis. It’s becoming clearly evident that a change in course is required. We no longer have the luxury to allow things to proceed unchecked. The safety and freedom of human life demands that we become aware and active in shaping our future. This is the issue, and now is the time to come together, and to spread encouragement that collectively… we can take back our power.
Josh del Sol of Vancouver is producing the upcoming film, Take Back Your Power, set to be released this spring. The trailer and other key information about this subject can be viewed at www.ThePowerFilm.org.
After two months in development, and logging over 25 interviews, I’m very glad to release our trailer / short film, Take Back Your Power (originally entitled Stop Smart Meters: The Film). I felt compelled to initiate this project because BC citizens are not being told the truth about this issue. Not by the media, and certainly not by the rogue BC government.
The trailer is 6 minutes in duration and lays out all of the major issues with the “smart meter” program… and why we need to take advantage of this opportunity to rise up and take back our power. The trailer is designed to be shared with everyone, as a mind-opener. I want to thank Ronnie Novak for his excellent videography, and our editor Jocelyne Chaput for her wonderful editing work.
As this was to be a crowd-funded project from the get-go, we now ask for your funding contributions (with a huge amount of gratitude!). We need to raise $7,500 to help cover the considerable expenses so far AND the completion of the feature-length film. Every amount helps, no matter how larger or small, toward our mission of banning smart meters across BC. With the importance of the human rights issues at stake, we’ve felt compelled to put days and weeks into the mission of this film. If you find value in it, please take a moment to make your secure contribution here: http://indiegogo.com/SmartMeterfilm
There is much indication that we’re starting to win the public opinion battle in the smart meter arena. Real change ALWAYS starts with a shift in awareness. BC citizens everywhere are pissed off, and this film can reach the mainstream with the necessary encouragement and solutions for their homes, communities and together as a province. Instead of working on full-time paying jobs, we’ve been called toward this mission. Please donate what you can – with our deep gratitude.
And, let’s make it go viral! Share it with your email contacts, Facebook, Twitter… share the IndieGoGo page… or any other way you feel inspired.
All I have left to give at this time is a sincere Thank You.