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"Toronto councillors pulled the plug on the idea of extending free Wi-Fi service to city parks and other publicly accessible places at the Nov. 21 meeting of the city's Government Management committee.
"The committee voted to defer indefinitely the motion brought forward by St. Paul's Councillor Josh Matlow after hearing from residents worried about the possible health impacts of Wi-Fi operating in public spaces.
"Matlow argued the eventual provision of free public Wi-Fi would boost Toronto's tourism and also assist lower-income Torontonians in accessing the Internet.
"It's a great attraction for tourists, but there's also a digital divide," said Matlow, noting that only a quarter of residents in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) have access to Wi-Fi Internet service.
"Many of us take it for granted we can go to the major telecommunications companies to get service, but there are may residents who don't."
"Matlow argued the city would only be studying ways to involve other private sector partners in providing free Wi-Fi in some city parks.
"But that didn't wash with his fellow committee members. Toronto-Danforth Councillor Mary Fragedakis said she was concerned about possible health issues, but also issues of redundancy.
"Right now many people use their smartphones to access the Internet," she said.
"More than anything this could be obsolete before it's built. Perhaps we should consider a service in libraries and at TCHC itself, to make sure this issue gets addressed."
"Committee chair David Shiner said he was personally mistrustful of over-the-air telecom technology.
"I really don't want the public square filled with Wi-Fi and people going over there to get onto their Internet," he said.
"There are thousands of places through the city that provides that now."
MoveOn Petition to be delivered to BC Provincial Health Office. Petition launched November 6, 2013
This resolution is intended to address the concerns of citizens regarding the escalating growth of wireless radiation in British Columbia. We invite the signatures of medical health professionals and researchers who wish to join with us in bringing attention to the hazards of electromagnetic radiation.
The full text of this petition can be downloaded at www.citizensforsafetechnology.com
Nancy Colier - Psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author and public speaker
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A new apparatus capable of spying on you has been installed throughout downtown Seattle. Very few citizens know what it is, and officials don't want to talk about it.
"If you're walking around downtown Seattle, look up: You'll see off-white boxes, each one about a foot tall with vertical antennae, attached to utility poles. If you're walking around downtown while looking at a smartphone, you will probably see at least one--and more likely two or three--Wi-Fi networks named after intersections: "4th&Seneca," "4th&Union," "4th&University," and so on. That is how you can see the Seattle Police Department's new wireless mesh network, bought from a California-based company called Aruba Networks, whose clients include the Department of Defense, school districts in Canada, oil-mining interests in China, and telecommunications companies in Saudi Arabia.
"The question is: How well can this mesh network see you? . . .
VIDEO from Bell Media: Wi-Fi experiments with sperm, ants and watercress
Note: this link will expire on December 24th, 2013 16:00.
New York (News & Politics)
"Last week, Apple released an iOS 7 fix, addressing user complaints that the mobile operating system was making them queasy. ("Note to self: get Dramamine," Mia Farrow tweeted.) It's not the only tech-induced ailment; office drones and teen phone addicts alike are coming down with illnesses as trendy as the devices that inflict them. According to recent research, that hunchback you're developing might really be your cell phone's fault. . . .
New York Times: By GINA KOLATA
"In a chilling episode of "Homeland" last year, a terrorist killed the vice president with a fiendishly clever weapon: a remote-control device that attacked the computerized defibrillator implanted in his chest.
For former Vice President Dick Cheney, it was all too realistic.
"Mr. Cheney, who had heart disease for decades before receiving a transplant last year, had such an implant to regulate his heart rate and shock his heart back into life, if necessary. The defibrillator could be reprogrammed wirelessly from a short distance away. In 2007, he had the wireless feature disabled. About the "Homeland" scenario, Mr. Cheney said on the Oct. 20 episode of "60 Minutes": "I found it credible. It was an accurate portrayal of what was possible."
"But was it really? Medical experts say the answers are surprisingly complicated. "Mr. Cheney's cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University, said in the "60 Minutes" interview that he agreed with his patient. . . .
Children's mobile phones may no longer be sold. Besides this, the specific absorption rate (SAR) has to be listed for every mobile phone at the point of sale.
Children's mobile phones are banned. The specific absorption rate (SAR) must be listed on every mobile phone at the point of sale and a warning provided to customers to choose a lower SAR phone, use it moderately, and wear an earpiece.
This short clip will forever change the way you look at your cell phone.
A scientific paper bravely published by a leading radiation biologist, Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski now allows top neurologists, like Keith Black, MD of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital to issue warnings to their patients about the dangers of cellphone use, which he describes as "Cooking the brain". The cell phone industry retaliated against Leszczynski by lobbying to have his funding stopped and in the meantime, insurance companies have also stopped coverage for health damages related to cell phone use.
In 2011, San Francisco, CA passed a law, which originally required retailers of cell phones to display the amount of radiation that was emitted by each unit. Lobbyists successfully had the law revised to simply inform people on ways to diminish their exposure to cell phone radiation.
Ellie Marks' husband had a golfball-sized tumor in his brain, next to where he regularly used his cellphone. It was removed and he subsequently suffered severe memory loss. She says that over 20 cities and states tried to pass similar legislation to that of San Francisco - and all were threatened with lawsuits from the cell phone industry.
Brent Bocook, a former US Olympic Champion Crew Team Member had a portion of his brain removed, right next to where he used to always place his cellphone. That particular portion of the brain is responsible for motor control and his surgery has left him almost completely disabled, physically.
He says he is spearheading a class action lawsuit against the industry because he believes that this is the only way that big business can be made to take responsibility for itself, as was the case with the tobacco industry.
He notes that cell phone use is much more dangerous for children because their skulls are a lot thinner. Brain tumors associated with cell phone use has replaced leukemia as the number one child-killer.
Truthseeker host, Daniel Bushell uses a radiation detector to measure the amount of radiation emanating from commonly-used household items:
*Microwave oven: 800 microvolts
*WiFi Router: 800 microvolts
*Tablet PC: 2,000 microvolts (watching a movie).
*Smartphone: 40,000 microvolts (Samsung S3).
This is over a thousand times the normal background radiation levels of 30 microvolts. . . .
how industry is hiding the facts about the dangers of wireless devices, especially cell phones.
Please take 9 minutes to watch this important video to see how industry is hiding the facts about the dangers of wireless devices, especially cell phones. Remember - all RF is the same. Some devices are stronger, but we can refuse to buy or use cell phones or turn them off when not in use. Not smeters and the infrastructure being installed on and near our homes:
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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