The following is an open letter to: Mr. Gary Murphy, chief project officer for Smart Metering Program.
I am writing in response to your letter dated Jan. 4, in which you stated your intention to install a Smart Meter at my residence.
I wish to bring to your attention a registered letter, a notice of no consent, sent to Mr. Greg Reimer, executive vice-president, transmission and distribution in November 2011.
I will state my reasons for refusal and ask that you carefully consider these concerns, which are not only for myself but for all citizens of Canada and throughout this beautiful planet we call earth.
For Canadians, let me say that our forefathers and mothers, yours and mine, came to this country to escape tyranny and rigid anti-life regimes. They came here to be free. Many people have given their lives so that we may enjoy freedom in this great country.
Having said that, I am distressed that a system is being put into place which is anti-free choice. There has been no public approval of this wireless technology, many people do not even know that it is wireless. They assume that it is a new version of the fibre optic system which has served us well and not been shown to contribute to health problems.
That brings me to the next point: Potential and real health risks involving wireless and microwave technology.
Many people on the planet are more sensitive to energy – I am one of those people.
I cannot tolerate a microwave in my home, and I do not want to have one outside my home.
I urge you to read the studies. There are many studies over many years, independent studies, not studies paid for by governments or companies.
These studies demonstrate a direct correlation to health problems and exposure to electo-magnetic radiation.
I urge you to educate yourself for the sake of your own health and the health of your loved ones. Cancer and related diseases are epidemic in our society, RMFs are some of the contributing factors.
In addition to the health issues, there is the matter of data collection.
Excuse me, but do you want someone gathering data on you and then selling it or sharing it with others?
I don’t think you do.
You may give all the assurances you want, but the reality is that anyone and everyone can access the information if they so choose. In fact, WIRED magazine calls the smart grid a “spy grid” and states: “We’re going to use smart tech to spy on you, this is what we’re doing. What are you going to do about it?”
There is the security issue.
You and I know that there are hackers who can get into anything. You can’t guarantee security. It’s not just security of information, it is security of the grid itself.
Terrorists and nation states can easily shut down the whole grid. Do you want to be responsible for enabling that to happen?
Although you are currently chief project officer for the meter program, you are first and foremost a human being, an individual with individual rights and responsibilities. I ask you recall that the S.S. officers in Nazi Germany were “just following orders.”
I will repeat to you and to all contractors:
Be advised that you and all parties are hereby denied consent for installation and use of all Smart Meters on my property for surveillance, and actively monitoring device or devices at the above property.
I forbid, refuse, and deny consent to install a Smart Meter.
Any attempt to install such a device will constitute trespass, stalking, wiretapping, and unlawful surveillance and endangerment to health and safety – all prohibited and punishable by law through criminal and civil complaints.
This is a legal notice. Notice to principal is notice to agent, and notice to agent is notice to principal.
Ruona K. Asplund, Maple Ridge