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Happy Holidays- Stand Up to the Grinch!
by J Hart ( josh [at] stopsmartmeters.org )
Wednesday Dec 18th, 2013 7:44 PM
Californians: Two important dates to put on your calendar:

Thursday January 9th, 2014 7pm- Tom Wheeler is coming to speak in Oakland, CA along with Catherine Sandoval of the CPUC and others. Tickets are free, but limited in quantity- reserve yours today before they run out. A protest is being planned. When former FCC chair Genachowski came to town in April 2011, Stop Smart Meters! protesters were escorted out of the room after making a "disturbance."

Thursday January 16th, 2014 9:30am- The CA Public Utilities Commission will hold their regular business meeting at 505 Van Ness (at McAllister) in San Francisco on Jan. 16th- it may be their last before making a decision on the 'opt out' proceeding (after delaying for 2 months) because as the CPUC put it "the issues are complex and (we) need more time."
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Happy Holidays- Stand Up to the Grinch!

What do these two grumpy old men have in common? Unfortunately they are in positions of power within the California and US governments that allow them to oversee the greatest historical increase in the population's exposure to wireless- a Class 2B cancer causing toxin. While they're at it, they're busy shredding the 4th Amendment that guarantees people the right to keep their private affairs private. What else do they have in common? They both have histories working with the industries that they now regulate.

It's become something of a pattern, and we're not amused.

Michael Peevey, on the left, was Chair of Southern CA Edison (SCE). Now he is the President of the CA Public Utilities Commission.

Thomas Wheeler, on the right was Chief Lobbyist for the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA). Now he's the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission.

Why do we bring up these two grinches, just as you are trying to have a nice happy holiday season? Well in addition to Santa, they are coming to town and they have a whole lot of microwave radiation and privacy invasion to force down your chimney.

Unless we put a stop to it.

Californians: Two important dates to put on your calendar:

Thursday January 9th, 2014 7pm- Tom Wheeler is coming to speak in Oakland, CA along with Catherine Sandoval of the CPUC and others. Tickets are free, but limited in quantity- reserve yours today before they run out. A protest is being planned. When former FCC chair Genachowski came to town in April 2011, Stop Smart Meters! protesters were escorted out of the room after making a "disturbance."

Thursday January 16th, 2014 9:30am- The CA Public Utilities Commission will hold their regular business meeting at 505 Van Ness (at McAllister) in San Francisco on Jan. 16th- it may be their last before making a decision on the 'opt out' proceeding (after delaying for 2 months) because as the CPUC put it "the issues are complex and (we) need more time." (Download pdf of statement).

Still up for a decision in California is:

•whether the Americans with Disabilities Act and state utility codes prohibit the utilities' extortionate 'opt out' fees altogether

•if they are permitted to charge a fee, how much

•whether entire communities can opt out

This will likely be your last chance to speak out at the CPUC on the 'smart' meter 'opt out' policy. Many of the new commissioners have not heard the chorus of public outrage about this topic and it would be a shame to deprive them of that perspective before making such an important decision.

Anyone can speak for 1-3 minutes during public comment time, even if you have spoken before. New voices encouraged- don't be shy.

We don't expect that we will change these curmudgeons' minds- however we do want to demonstrate the depth of opposition to these disastrous policies, and make the status quo more difficult to uphold.

And the status quo is grim.

If FCC Chair Wheeler gets his way, in ten years:

• The landline phone network will have been ripped apart and its copper wires used for new cell towers (costing us billions and risking our security and health)

•Mobile use will be allowed on all airlines, creating a cacophony of jabber as well as RF exposure

•Powerful wi-fi radiation will blanket the country, causing illness

•The smart grid will be mandatory and every structure will have a 'smart' meter that is used not only to spy on your home activities but also ramp up beyond current radiation levels, offering wi-fi, cable, broadband and telephone services

•Wi-fi and iPads will be mandatory in all classrooms, risking the health of future generations for the sake of corporate profit

•Every movement, every word, everything you do at home, online, in public, at school, at work will be monitored and recorded in vast NSA databases.

If you are opposed to such a future, speak out now- if not for the benefit of these grinches, then at least in solidarity with the millions of us whose rights are being eroded at the hands of this tech firm/ govt. collusion.

See you there! And please- spread the word.

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Share this alert with your friends now:

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2013/12/18/save-these-dates-in-january-tell-the-cpuc-and-fcc-wireless-kills/

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p.s. Last minute holiday gifts, Take Back Your Power DVD's, stickers, etc: http://stopsmartmeters.org/stop-smart-meters-online-store/

(safe) tech gifts: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/12/12/good-tech-gifts-for-the-holidays
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by J Hart Wednesday Dec 18th, 2013 7:44 PM
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