CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER …AUGUST…2014
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Greetings in Jesus…!
First, thank you so much for your greatly needed prayers and support to this ministry! I can hardly believe we’re in August already! Just about every day here it has started out beautiful, then, gets a little hot, then a 20 minute storm comes over and cools things off for the rest of the day. Move to Colorado!
The Dangers and Deceptions of Smart Meters
Do you have a smart electric meter? How about a digital meter? Or do you still have one of the old analog meters.
This is another one of those areas of technology that is backfiring on multitudes of innocent people. It was Albert Einstein who said “Technology will be the downfall of mankind.” These new meters are being implemented worldwide. Yet hundreds of thousands in Europe and America are just saying NO to smart meters. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of these have already been installed and most people have no idea if they have a smart meter or not. If your meter reader has to still get out of his truck and walk over to your meter (with no digital readouts) and read it, you’re safe! You still have an analog. But if your meter has a digital readout and no one comes around to read it, you have a smart meter and need to get rid of it. You can demand your utility company remove it and replace it with the older analog with dials. Now here comes the tricky part. When you look at your meter and see that it’s digital, yet someone still drives by with and obtains the reading without having to get out of their vehicle, he’s reading it from a frequency. You may or may not still have a meter which emits dangerous radiation. If you call your utilities company asking if you have a smart meter and they say no, only a digital meter, they may be lying and trying to deceive you by telling you the type you have is totally safe. But is it? Up here in the high country of Colorado where I live, they changed the old analog meters to digital and all of a sudden, all of the honey bees disappeared. Only a few miles away where they still have the older analog meters with dials, the honeybees remain. Does this tell you anything? This is happening all over the country. One of every three bites of food you eat, the honeybee is responsible for!
And then there’s the cost. Has your utility bill gone up since obtaining either a smart or digital meter? Obama said, “Under my plan, under a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
And then there’s the big brother aspect. With these new smart meters, they know when you take your shower, when you use your microwave as opposed to your conventional oven, when you toast your bread and even when you use your blender. Every appliance has its own code and so they know exactly when you’re using each one of them! And if that’s not bad enough, here’s a little more on the health and safety aspects:
“The current medical literature raises credible questions about genetic and cellular effects, hormonal effects, male fertility, blood/brain barrier damage and increased risk of certain types of cancers from RF or ELF levels similar to those emitted from “smart meters.” Children are placed at particular risk for altered brain development, and impaired learning and behavior. Further, EMF/RF adds synergistic effects to the damage observed from a range of toxic chemicals. Given the widespread, chronic, and essentially inescapable ELF/RF exposure of everyone living near a “smart meter”, the Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine finds it unacceptable from a public health standpoint to implement this technology until these serious medical concerns are resolved. We consider a moratorium on installation of wireless “smart meters” to be an issue of the highest importance.”
The transmitting meters most often being used transmit continuously, every few seconds. This is picked up by a receiver and logged by the utility. You are exposed to the transmissions from all the meters within transmitting range. The meters often have a range of over 2 miles. Thus, the exposure is continuous and the “safety” standards the meters comply with are irrelevant to the situation.
Some transmitting meters transmit at less frequent intervals, however, they still seem to be causing health problems. This could be due to the still elevated levels of radiowaves and microwaves in the neighborhood because of all the neighbors’ transmitters. Remember, many, many meters are transmitting at these intervals. The transmitting meters can also put high frequencies directly on home and building wiring. This can happen deliberately through signaling to electrical loads or inadvertently through poor engineering. Poorly engineered meters can cause electrical pollution by putting the transmitted signal directly on home wiring or by the way they draw power to operate. Signals in the range of 30 to 60 kHz have been measured and result from poor engineering in the way the meters obtain power from the electrical grid in order to operate. Meters could be properly engineered so that they would not be highly electrically polluting.
Whether deliberate or inadvertent, studies are finding high frequencies on building wiring is related to a host of health problems. Milham and Morgan found a dose-response relationship between high frequencies present on building wiring and cancer. Removing high frequencies on building wiring has improved MS symptoms, blood sugar levels, asthma, sleep quality, teacher health, headaches, ADD, and numerous other health problems.
Technical papers provide a solid electrical and biomolecular basis for these effects. A recent paper by Ozen, showed that transients induce much stronger current density levels in the human body than does the powerline 60Hz signal. A technical paper by Vignati and Giuliani discusses the authors’ findings that high frequency communication signals on power lines also induce much stronger electrical currents in the human body than a low frequency signal of the same strength. The induced currents disturb normal intercellular communications. This causes harmful short-term and long-term effects. There is also a simple meter that lay people can use to easily measure most high frequencies on building wiring.
The additional electrical pollution from the transmitting meters is also greatly exacerbating the ground current problem.
The objectives of the Smart Grid Program can be accomplished without transmitting meters and without using other technology such as high frequency communication over power lines, which are also harmful to human health. It simply requires that meters be selected that are properly engineered to meet the needs of the program without using dangerous technology. Multi-rate billing and other sophisticated metering options do not require that the meter transmit. Models are available that download periodically on phone lines, dedicated communication lines, or are read by a reader the meter reader carries. Dedicated communication cables can be used to shut off or allow on certain power consuming electronics such as air conditioners. It is essential that only meters that do not transmit or put high frequency signals on building wiring are approved for the Smart Grid Program.
At this time, however, it is important to know that many new appliances are being outfitted with transmitters that transmit continuously and cannot be turned off. Be sure to ask detailed questions if you are purchasing new appliances.
The un-safeness of the “safety” standards for the continuously transmitting smart meters is apparent from the reports of health problems ranging from headaches to poor sleep to heart palpitations that begin after their installation.
Transmitted microwave and radiofrequency radiation also have the potential for causing serious long-term health consequences, even for those who do not notice overt symptoms. The majority of independent studies report similar results: impairment of cellular communication, DNA breakages, increased stress proteins, etc.
Children seem to be particularly vulnerable. Exposure to radiofrequency radiation has also been linked to an increased risk for cancer, including lymphoma, leukemia, brain tumor (cell phones), melanoma, parotid gland tumors, and breast cancer.
A recent public health study provides particularly strong evidence that we should be concerned about continuous exposure to transmitted microwave radiation. It can be found in a paper published in Pathophysiology (Volume 16, Issue 1, June 2009, Pages 43-46).
There have been decreases in Swedish public health indicators after 1997. Are they due to improved diagnostics or to environmental factors? The authors looked at trend lines in data collected by the Swedish government and found that the introduction of cell phone technology nationwide in 1997 coincided with the beginning of an accelerating deterioration of several health indicators. Specifically, the rates of prostate cancer, brain tumors, melanomas and lung cancers in the elderly all increased dramatically. So did deaths from Alzheimer’s disease, traffic accident injuries, sick leave rates, and percentage of infants born with heart problems. This paper is short and well worth reading. We should resolve the public health questions before introducing further public exposure to microwave radiation, particularly involuntary continuous exposure.
Radiowave and microwave radiation are not just a problem for people, they are causing serious problems for animals of all types and plant life as well.
If you do not have a transmitting smart meter and do not want one for health reasons, in addition to contacting your utility and Public Service Commission or Public Utility Commission in writing, please do the following:
1) Spread the word about the public health threat posed by transmitting smart meters. You can do this by using your Facebook or MySpace page, if you have one. Notify your friends via email or write a Letter. You can also write to the Editor of your local paper.
2) Install a permanent sign on/near your meter(s) asking that no transmitting meter be installed.
3) Write to your legislators and regulators both state and national with information on the health risks posed by transmitting meters.
4) Work toward getting an opt-out program in your state. Precedent has been set in Maine for each state having such a program. Other states are also now working on opt-out programs including: Vermont, Michigan, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, Naperville, Illinois and California.
5) Write to your local environmental groups and others pushing this program on the basis of energy savings. Using energy consumptive devices to do the job of a non-energy consumptive device does not save energy.
It is far more energy efficient to transmit data over fiberoptic cables, or even copper wires than to transmit it wirelessly, according to a Swiss study wireless transmission takes 3 times as much energy. It is essential that those pushing transmitting meters see this information.
6) Modify and use handouts available at http://www.emfsafetynetwork.org/ to raise awareness about this public health threat. Others have successfully used this information to call for a moratorium on transmitting smart meter installation in their area.
If you already have a transmitting meter and it is causing you health problems, please:
Use this information to educate your physician and obtain a letter supporting your need to retain or regain your non-transmitting utility meters. This information may also give them the documentation they need to make the diagnosis of Radiofrequency Sickness.
To learn more about these smart meters and what you need to do, you really should see the new DVD on the subject, simply titled, “Smart Meters”. Available this month for a gift of any amount.
Of course, the best way to get away from this problem altogether is to get off the grid. We have another DVD that can show you how to do this titled: Living off the Grid “Solar” Also available for a gift of any amount this month.
This week on ‘The Hal Lindsey Report’
Crises involving two major players in the end-times prophetic scenario have consumed the news cycles recently: The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 in eastern Ukraine and “Operation Protective Edge” in Israel and Gaza.
In his evangelistic fervor to restore Russia to the former Soviet Union’s glory, Vladimir Putin has been orchestrating the unrest in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. His efforts to foment a civil war in Ukraine that will result in the secession of the eastern part of that nation and its incorporation into the Russian sphere, has placed him on a collision course with the West, most notably the European Union and NATO.
He has been pouring weapons and mercenaries (and no doubt plainclothes Russian troops) into the areas the “separatists” control. He has sent advanced weapons systems and advisers to train the rebels in their use. He’s sent thugs to train other thugs.
Well, recently the thugs rewarded him for his efforts. They shot a civilian airliner out of the sky. All 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 were murdered in cold blood.
Of course, blame is flying like a Saharan dust storm. The West is blaming Putin and the rebels. Putin is blaming Ukraine and implying that the West is complicit. He’s even advancing bizarre sci-fi theories involving the previous Malaysia Airlines flight gone missing a few months ago.
But it seems quite clear that the Russian “separatists” in eastern Ukraine did it with deadly missiles supplied by Russia. The Ukrainian government caught them on tape discussing it. And the Russians were videoed hauling the SA-11 missile battery back over the border with two missiles missing — just four hours after the incident. Already, Vladimir Putin is drawing the condemnation of the world down on himself — perhaps even more so because he refuses to accept any responsibility and continues to deny any culpability. Some analysts have already proclaimed Russia a pariah to the world.
I don’t know how ostracized Putin will actually become, especially considering how crafty he is and how weak the leadership in the West is. There’s no doubt, though, that Russia will be held up to ridicule and suspicion and given the cold-shoulder by many in the world except his admirers and clients in the Middle East. Already, Iran is stepping up to assure Russia that it will remain friendly. In fact, speculation has it that a new deal for Iran to supply Russia with vast oil shipments will be fast-tracked.
The prophet Ezekiel wrote in chapter 38 of his book that in the last days Russia would be pressed — perhaps somewhat unwillingly — into leading a coalition of nations headed by Persia (modern Iran). We see that ancient prediction developing before our eyes right now!
Of course, the ultimate target of that malevolent coalition will be none other than Israel, which is now embroiled in its own crisis.
The Israelis, once again, reached the limits of their patience and longsuffering and have moved to defend their nation. After thousands of indiscriminate rocket and mortar attacks and growing numbers of terrorist incursions into Israel via “terror tunnels” from Gaza, Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge.”
The outrage that finally tipped the scale was the recent kidnapping and subsequent murders of three Israeli high-school students by Hamas operatives. Even then, the state’s response has been measured and as “compassionate” as possible in such a dangerous situation.
Israel has made it clear that it intends to track down the leadership of Hamas and incapacitate them. It has also made clear that it will seek out and destroy the dozens of sophisticated “terror tunnels” from Gaza into Israel that Hamas has constructed over the last few years with money donated by western nations. It has also announced its determination to disable and destroy as many Hamas weapons arsenals, caches, and launching facilities as possible. Israel’s goal is to prevent Hamas from engaging in further missile warfare on Israeli citizens.
This seems like a logical response by a sovereign nation to constant, indiscriminate aggression by an enemy. But fighting an organization recognized by the world as brutal terrorists is not like fighting another state. o varying degrees, a state can be expected to recognize generally accepted conventions of war and abide by those. Most states do not want to draw the wrath of the world down on them.
Terrorists, however, are just that — terrorists. They deal in terror. The more the better. They don’t play by the rules. They sneer at those who do.
That describes Hamas. Not only have they announced that ALL Israelis are legitimate targets (including children, which explains why they target schools, pre-schools, and nurseries), but they employ a strategy to increase their own civilian casualties as much as possible.
That’s why Hamas and their associated groups place their rocket launchers in neighborhoods and backyards. They store their missiles and weapons in houses, hospitals, schools (including U.N schools), and mosques. They know the Israelis will extend every effort to avoid civilian casualties so that means their weapons are safe.
And when, after warning the Palestinian civilians to vacate by dropping leaflets, telephoning them, and sending non-explosive warning shots, the Israelis do strike and civilians are killed, that’s even better! Then, Hamas and their allies in the world media have terrific photos and death-tolls to use for propaganda! It sounds sick to those of us who value life, but those are the facts on the ground in Gaza and the West Bank.
And even though the United Nations labels the practice of using civilians as human shields as a war crime, the world turns a blind eye to the practice when the Palestinian terrorists do it. The media is ablaze with calls for Israel to stop its “aggression” for the sake of the civilians. But very few are calling for Hamas to stop its barrage of missiles or its terror attacks or its sacrifice of its own people for propaganda purposes.
This should be a black and white no-brainer. But not these days. That’s why every time the Israelis have to rise up to defend themselves, the blind opposition of the world grows stronger and more focused. The prophets predict that there will come a day when Israel will no longer be able to defend itself by itself and will have to accept the help of an outsider. He will step in to protect Israel and guarantee its security.
They will accept his help and peace will finally reign in Israel — but only for a short three and a half years.
We still have our 30 Club going. Anyone wishing to obtain everything we air each month (almost always DVDs), which is an $80 value, may do so with a gift of $30 or more each month. If you would like to join up, now would be the time to do so. Just be sure to include a NOTE LETTING ME KNOW when you write along with your phone number in case I need to call you. Also, you might want to have the 30 Club packages sent to a friend, relative or your church each month. We can do this too! Just send us the name/s and addresses of those you wanted added to the mailing.
Again, please send me your phone number and/or email address if you have one in case I need to ask you a question on something.
As many of you know, I live in the high country of Colorado. It’s in a small subdivision of a little over 200 property owners. Some live here year round but most do not. Like most small subdivisions, there’s a Board of Directors. In the same way our country is collapsing from the corruption within, so is where I run this ministry from. Most of the (Gestapo type) Board of Directors must go! It’s being run like a cult. I’m writing another letter to all the members of the club including members of “the Board” exposing what is taking place and what changes need to take place. I expect great opposition! My hope and prayer is to bring many to Christ as possible and at the same time, let them know how to prepare for the coming storm and share where we are in light of Bible prophecy. Please pray the Lord strengthen me and I be successful. Thank you!
Want to be a part of the ministry?
Some of you might be wondering what you could be doing for the Lord but just not sure how. Well, here’s something He might be able to use you in and all you need is the internet, a phone, an email address, a little time, a love for the lost, a love for the Lord, and the love of being a fellow watchman (or watch-woman) for the Church. You would be working closely with me. Sometimes I just don’t have enough time to do what I need to and would really appreciate someone to help out. Sometimes it might be as simple as asking you to do a little research on something and get back with me. The fringe benefits are getting to know more than most of what’s going on in this late hour and also has a great retirement plan for all eternity! So if you’re interested, give me a call on the ministry line at (719) 630-1222 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your phone number. Thanks! -Jim
Once again I want to thank those of you who help this ministry continue through your prayers and gifts of support. You guys are the real heroes and are greatly appreciated!
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