health issues

(It was a…) Static Blog

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I am battling something that I am not totally sure I will survive. I don’t mean to come across as dramatic but, I need to let readers of this blog know why I won’t be posting. I may return…I may not. I don’t honestly know.

This is, now, effectively, a static blog. I encourage you to read all of my Chris Thomas posts. I have sporadically posted years ago, so, I do have some older posts going back to 2013, I think. Peruse if you wish.

Thank you to all of my readers. You are so appreciated.

~Vic

[Addendum: I’m not taking this post down as I put it up for a reason. That being said, I am alive and well…and doing the best I can. ~Vic]

Flashback Friday: 1966

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Pencil Portrait
Artist: Wendy T. Wallace
Drawn: 11-25-1994

Fifty-three years ago…10:38am. I did a post last year with more background information and some nostalgia.

I stopped posting on July 15, as the following day, I wound up in the ER. As my maternal grandmother would say “I had a spell with my heart.” Luckily, it turned out to be nothing life threatening but, it scared me. After six weeks of rest and some lifestyle changes, I’m good.

I’m not fond of a lot of fanfare regarding my birthday. I prefer to have the day to myself. I’m mostly an introvert but, I can be extroverted for short periods of time. Here is a personal toast to still being upright and walking.

My likeness was sketched by artist Wendy T. Wallace of Greensboro, back in November of 1994. I sat for her at a Christmas shopping festival at the Greensboro Coliseum…as I recall. This was ten years after high school graduation.

Beware Smart Meters

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Smart Meter Image
Examples of Smart Meters
Image Credit: stopsmartmeters.org

Update: The damn meters made it to my town. Luckily, I was home when the person showed up to install them. I had already petitioned Duke Energy to delay installation (they were still figuring out a deferment plan and were using South Carolina as an example to follow) and I made sure the person knew that. They were aware. I pushed forward for a medical exemption…and got it. When the second person showed up three months later, they stopped and showed me that it was a non-smart meter. I’m suspicious that Duke Energy is lying but, so far, no health issues, no jacked-up power bills and, thank goodness, no burnt down house.

Smart meters are bad news. Seriously. These things should be outlawed. Not only have there been reports of skyrocketing bills and privacy invasion but, the radiation that these things give off can ravage your health. If you refuse and say no to the installation of one, you are charged a one time hefty fee and a monthly charge. Nice, huh?

This technology has destroyed jobs because they don’t need to be read by a human. They just transmit their data and boom, the power company knows how much power you are using. Apparently, they can also tell which appliance(s) you are using and there is the potential to, say, shut off your appliance(s) or cut your overall power when they determine that you are using too much. They might have the ability to know when you are home and when you are not. Talk about Big Brother.

Stop Smart Meters is a terrific website with lots of information. It is a gateway to all things “Smart Meter” and “EMF”. Check it out.

Video Warnings

Dr. David O. Carpenter, below, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, former head of the New York State Dept. of Public Health and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School warns of the health dangers:

This video shows how aluminum foil can block the radiation:

Aluminum mesh does the same:

You can buy a Smart Meter Guard but, he’s charging $100:

A Glendale, CA, woman was persistent and got her analog meter put back on. I don’t know if the city is charging her a fee for having that done but, her health was a definite issue: