This is the verbatim recording of a public town hall meeting held Aug 25, 2014 in Grand Forks.
A local concerned resident brought in a speaker from out of town to speak on the topic of the dangers of Electro-Magnetic Fields.
The meeting happened in the evening at the Seniors’ Centre in City Park. Around 70 people attended. Most appeared to agree with the presenter on the dangers of EMF and RF. Most appeared to be the same people who have showed up to show their displeasure with city council in the past few months on the topic of residential water meters.
The main presenter was Ross Andersen of Unplugged Health Solutions. He bills himself as an ‘Environmental Health Consultant’ who provides ‘EMF Detection and Protection’ and ‘Licensed Electrical Services’. He also does ‘Safe Interior Decorating’. He originally started out as a Chiropractor and Naturopath. He was not a Medical Doctor then and he is not one now. But he can tell you all about the medical dangers of EMFs and do it with an emotionally charged presentation – he was choking up and near tears from the very first anecdote. And then he can provide services and products to help you deal with the thing (he’s made) you’re afraid of.
In my opinion (that’s me Les Johnson) he is selling fear. He is profiting from those who are ill informed, gullible and afraid of something they do not understand and who do not trust the normal authorities and experts to tell them the truth.
But then again, I do not put myself in that demographic. I feel I have a good understanding of science and have experience working with electronics and biomedical technology. I’m not scared by it. While I may not trust the political part of the government to act truthfully at all times I generally trust the science and those who work in those areas. It was fairly clear the audience does not.
With all that said I’m willing to say that if new information and research point out that I’m wrong then I’ll gladly admit that – and still argue for what is testable and provable and not fantasy. I dare say that most of those in the audience may never be sure what is real and what is not – they don’t appear to trust the real experts or authorities to tell them truth. Instead they believe (and trust) the Jenny McCarthy’s and Ross Andersen’s of the world. So be it.
Near the beginning of his presentation he asks the media for ‘unbiased equal presentation of everything we do’. You might be looking at the words on this page and wondering about the ‘bias’ part. While I might be biased against him and what he says: I am, as I answer him in the video, reproducing his spiel verbatim. Nothing is left out. The ‘equal presentation’ part I am satisfying by recording and making available this event and the other anti-water-meter event, the People’s Review Commission. I bring City Council to you through the web and cable TV. This has become a political question with one side that does not have their own website or media department. So I feel that by making videos available from both sides I fulfill the fairness of presentation. But I will not go so far as to even imply an endorsement of what I see as wrong, fantasy, paranoia or fear mongering.
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Some of what you will see appears to be medical information and advice.
The person giving this IS NOT a Medical Doctor.
He is a Chiropractor and a Naturopath.
He makes claims and uses anecdotes to support them.
He claims to use electronic equipment of his own devising but gives no information on his background in building and developing medical devices.
He does sell a service. And he does sell products.
We only show it here for the purpose of exposing to the larger community some of what those in the anti-water-meter camp are being told and shown.
As always, Buyer Beware!
NOTE: Normally we would provide links to websites associated with the content because we think that’s something that should be there. To make it easier for you to follow up on the material.
Well, this time you will not find any links. Lately we’ve been exhorting people to do their own research and not rely on fear mongers and their websites. So this time you will have to make the effort to find Ross Andersen’s website. It shouldn’t be hard to do. We just don’t want to make it easy for you to go there and get ‘sold’.