Friday, April 8, 2011

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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

8 April 2011

The Federal of Canadian Municipalities has an interesting article telling us what we can expect over the next while – more cell transmitters, less municipal and citizen involvement – opening the cell industry to foreign investment without control or limit.

The article is at

If for some reason the link doesn't work, google: FCM Perfect Storm, and clink on the top of the topic list.

We must begin grass roots work to let people know what is planned for their homes, schools and neighbourhoods.

Sharon Noble


This story is about Google funding Fibre Optic to a city which includes the schools - investing the money in the right place with fibre optic instead of the wrong place with wireless.

Downloads that normally take over 20 minutes happen in 5 seconds or less hardwired on fibre optic. This is the kind of technological support best for schools.

Una St.Clair


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"Documenting Solutions"


Taipei, March 31 (CNA) An environmental group urged cellphone makers Thursday to clearly label the electromagnetic radiation emission levels of their products.



Towering concerns in Pelham

Lemick went on to raise health concerns over exposure to electromagnetic radiation and pointed out that unlike a cell phone which can be turned off those people living near towers must constantly expose themselves to any pollution they may create. ...


The FCC is proposing to take the first specific steps toward the elimination of landline telephones.

Comments from the public are due on or before April 18, 2011.

Below is a summary of what is being proposed. If you wish to send comments, the easiest way is to send them electronically by going to

Click on "submit a comment." Then enter "FCC-2011-0078-0001" into the "Enter Keyword or ID" field and click on "Search." When the next screen appears, click on "Submit a Comment" next to the result. The result will be titled "Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation."

You can type a simple comment of up to 2000 words, or you can attach any documents you wish. Attached word documents should be double spaced.


The complete FCC proposal can be found at

Briefly, the FCC believes that the switched telephone network (i.e. telephone lines and switching centers) is obsolete and should be dismantled. Therefore FCC's policy is to phase out telephone lines during the coming years and replace them with broadband service. In other words, the FCC wants ordinary telephones to be entirely replaced with cell phones and computers (voice over Internet). The first step is to take money that is now being used to subsidize rural telephone service and subsidize broadband (i.e. Internet) services instead.

The Universal Service Fund is a federal fund paid for by a surcharge on everyone's long distance telephone bill. Until now, the fund has been used to subsidize telephone service in rural areas, as well as telephone service to people with low incomes, to make sure all Americans have access to a telephone.

This proposal by the FCC would eliminate some subsidies for ordinary telephone services within two years and reallocate Universal Service Fund money to pay for fixed and wireless broadband instead. This is the first step in eliminating the Universal Service Fund itself and creating a "Connect America Fund," which could only be used to subsidize fixed and wireless broadband.

In addition, the FCC is proposing to reduce the allowable per-minute rate for long distance phone calls, which will make it less profitable for companies to operate landlines.

The most important thing the FCC needs to hear from you is that the switched telephone network must be maintained. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board ("the Access Board"), is the federal agency that administers the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the Access Board, an estimated 3% of the population, or almost 10 million Americans, have electromagnetic sensitivities


They cannot use wireless technology and have difficulty using computers. They depend on the switched telephone network for voice communication. "Universal Service" is not universal if it excludes 10 million people. Eliminating landlines will leave millions of Americans without even basic telephone service.

If you are a person who depends on landlines for your communication needs, please send in your comments and tell that to the FCC.

Arthur Firstenberg, President

Cellular Phone Task Force

PO Box 6216

Santa Fe, NM 87502

(505) 471-0129


Prof. Dr. Huber,

I am forwarding a quote from correspondence with an American professor which is relevant to the treatment of three researchers: Prof. Olle Johansson, the Karolinska Institute; Dr. Annie Sasco, Université Victor-Segalen, Bordeaux 2, France; and Dr. Dimitris Panagopoulos, the University of Athens.

"Having spent more than two of my most formidable years of education in Germany several decades back, I was touched by the irony of the following address you so kindly provided:

"League of European Research Universities

Prof. Bernd Huber, (Chair),

President of the Ludwig-Maximians-Universität München

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München

"Why? Because the "Geschwister-Scholl-Platz" is named after the two brothers and a sister who were members of the White Rose Resistance Movement

"(see: & in Munich during WWII.

"Their motto (translated): "A people deserves the tyranny it tolerates." for which they gave their lives, along with other members.

"They were good and faithful Germans, the males having served on the Eastern Front and the females having done war service.

"So there is an extraordinary irony in addressing an appeal so much in keeping with their ideals to someone who apparently does not share those ideals, even though he lives on the street named in their memory."

Such are the ideals and responsibilities you assumed when you took your position.

If you plan to be a so-called "super-university" and, as such, a conduit for Euro funding, it may even be in the long term interest of LERU to fund their research.

The world is watching.

John Weigel

Alliance for Irish Radiation Protection


This is a great letter questioning the stance of Health Canada. It was written in 2007 but the arguments haven't changed at all.



The David Suzuki Foundation is going to accept $50,000 from Telus. Please go to this site to leave a message about why he shouldn't:

And also email the Foundation at this address explaining why they are complicit with a big problem if they do accept the money:

Or call 1-800-453-1533 to speak to someone in person about this.

David Fancy, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Dramatic Arts/Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Brock University/St Catharines/ ext 3584


Note - I guess this is the reason that they have ignored all the information that I have sent to them in the past!

Martin Weatherall


Parents opposed to WiFi in schools express concerns to trustees

Peterborough Examiner

WiFi uses similar radiofrequency radiation as cellphones with a lower intensity of ...

Health Canada's safety code on the matter was designed to measure ...



Stadiums rush to improve cell phone reception

"AT&T is putting in a multi-cell phone system site in our system right now as we ... Stadium and Great American Ball Park for the cell phone antenna system. ...


Student deaths leave Queen's struggling for answers

From Friday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Apr. 08, 2011
Grief has become commonplace at Queen's University, where six students have died – two in the past week alone – in just over a year. The struggle to reconcile the nature of something so tragic, including at least two suicides, has touched off soul-searching among students and faculty and prompted their leadership to acknowledge that something must be done.
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"I don't think we've been nearly open enough about it and talk about it," principal Daniel Woolf said. "If there's anything good to come out of this, it will be to put mental health at the forefront and take it out of the shadows."

The university's administration is taking steps to help the community cope, attempting to address the most confounding of questions: Why Queen's? Why now?

There are no easy answers, but students have begun exploring them in their own way.

Thursday, the second-last day of the school year, saw a student-led response to the tragedies dubbed "Queen's Loves U," which grew out of a Facebook page started by Kevin Imre, a third-year political science student. Organized outside of the official aegis of the university, the event featured tables where people could write open letters to the school community. "It's really hard to figure out how to help or what to do about it, and that's where my frustration comes from," Mr. Imre said.

Just days ago, students gathered in a vaulted hall to pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd, 20, a third-year undergrad found dead at his home near campus last week – a presumed suicide – hours after news emerged that engineering student Kyle Kinsella had died from complications relating to diabetes.

It was a solemn coda to a year that began with the accidental deaths of Cameron Bruce, 18, who felt out a dorm window, and Habib Khan, 19, who fell through a library skylight. The community also struggled with the suicide of 18-year-old Jack Windeler in March of last year and the death of 21-year-old Robert Nason in February.

"Even if you don't know them, it's hard," said Caillie Turcotte, a first-year drama student. "You have this weight on your shoulders, like – who's next?"

The small and concentrated campus provides the illusion of shelter from such harsh realities. For eight months of the year, the limestone buildings housing libraries, laboratories and coffee shops teem with nearly 24,000 students. In a city of 150,000 people, the students form a nearly self-contained ecosystem on the shores of Lake Ontario.

But when tragedy strikes, the whole community feels it. "There's no anonymity at Queen's," said Brian Yealland, the school's chaplain. "People are known to each other. Any loss affects the student mood and the student body. It has made them feel more sad, more fragile."

Students have stopped in the hallways and visited Mr. Yealland's office to talk about the deaths. Some argue that Queen's must put more resources into mental-health programs. They say it can take weeks to see a counsellor and that there's often nowhere to turn for help coping with academic and peer pressures and the stress of being away from home.

The university, however, says it is improving. The administration is reviewing front-line services to make them more efficient, and is looking at giving graduate teaching assistants mental-health training so they can identify students who might need help and refer them to counsellors, said John Pierce, the dean of students.

The students' union, the Alma Mater Society, has seen a surge in demand for its peer support services this year and is looking at assigning counsellors to residence halls. They'll face no shortage of questions. "It puzzles me in a sense," said Alex Radu, a second-year commerce student. "Why is this happening and what is the cause of this? What changed?"

After Mr. Bruce's fatal fall in September, fellow students created a patch bearing the image of a bugle, his instrument, to adorn their jackets. And in the days following the two most recent tragedies, theatre student Peter Nielsen's class wrote a song to uplift students cramming for exams and performed it, flash-mob style, at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the library.

"We said, we need to put down the books, take time for ourselves, put our lives before the work, because unfortunately, there were those who weren't able to do that this year," Mr. Nielsen said. "[The song was] telling the population of Queen's that we are a group. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed or alone, but all the university students are here to support each other."


Is this another tragedy involving young persons, caused by exposure to Wi Fi and wireless electro magnetic radiation?

Martin Weatherall


Submarine shooting: Sentry held on suspicion of murder

Royal Navy serviceman held after an officer died of gunshot wounds on board the nuclear-powered submarine HMS Astute

"The most advanced and sophisticated submarine in the world".


City imposes SmartMeter installation moratorium

The City of Clearlake in California has imposed an immediate moratorium on the installation of SmartMeters.

Among the many findings cited in the City Council's statement on the moratorium, is one which will be of particular interest to the amateur radio community.

It reads:

"There is now evidence showing that problems with Smart Meters could adversely impact the amateur radio communication network that operates throughout California and neighboring states, as well as other radio emergency communication systems that serve first responders, government agencies, and the public."

You can read the full statement from Clearlake City Council at:


Minimum savings will come from smart meters

By Reno

There has been a lot of talk about how the rollout of smart meters for households and businesses in the UK will provide a win win situation, where consumers and.



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