2/29/12 This morning while I had some free time when I was in Mission Viejo, I decided to take a walk and pass out “smart” meter flyers. I drove north on Crown Valley Parkway and stopped in a neighborhood of newer homes, with inviting front porches and street names suggestive of Great Britain. This is a home on “Downing Street.”
This was not Mission Viejo, I realized when I looked up and glanced at the street sign, but rather a newer area called “Ladera Ranch.” For most people who need to be closer to LA, it is out in the boondocks, but it is so beautiful anyone would love to live there.
However, when I got to the end of one cul de sac, I had my first sighting ever of a “Medusa” or “collector meter” which I want to share so you know what it looks like. The collector meter is the same diameter as the other smart meters (called relay meters) but it rests on a “cuff” so it extends out more. It contains three antennas instead of two. They call it a “collector” meter because it collects the information from several hundred other smart meters and then transmits that information wirelessly to the utility company. Because it is more “active,” it emits more radiation. This was a San Diego Gas and Electric Itron Meter. I think this homeowner might want to get on the analog list.
When I got home I saw my own walkway, which is on the other side of my neighbor’s smart meter, had a new pile of dead bees. This, dead bees in our garden, is a new occurrence. Sometimes they aren’t yet “dead,” but I see them walking on the ground, not able to fly or get back to their hive.
Note: For further info on artificial EMFs effect on bees, see “Bees, Birds and Mankind” by bioscientist Ulrich Warnke; and a talk by geologist Starling Childs in this post: “Why He Loves His Smart Meter.”