A friend of mine lives on a major hydro power line. One that supplies a city of just under one million people.We were talking about EMFs one day, he told me that his neighbor climbed about 10 feet up the nearest tower with a 4ft. fluorescent light bulb in his hand and it lit right up :p
I hope he's not too good of a friend.... I remember reading, twenty-five years ago, a loooong-ass three-part article in the New Yorker about this. The author had done just mind-numbing research on the cancer clusters around high power lines and transformers. It definitely got the point across to me. I remember that, at the time, they couldn't say for sure that living near them caused cancer, but they had shown definitively that it made tumors grow faster. I have not stopped looking at the distance from one of those suckers in any house I'm even thinking about living in since then. Made a believer outta me!
Friends back in Wisconsin had a farmhouse right next to some high tension power lines - the big ones on steel towers. When it was raining, snowing or foggy you could hear them crackling and at night see them glow around the insulators.Those high voltage lines are not insulated, the electricity flows across the surface of the wire, not through it. The wire itself has too much electrical resistance and would burn up if that much power was forced to flow through it by a coating of insulation.A few years ago a farmer was convicted of stealing electricity from some high tension lines that ran right over his silo. He wound a coil of wire in the top of the silo thereby creating a transformer which harvested the induced electromagnetic fields from the power lines. This transformer was powering his farm.When I visited the Glenn Canyon Dam, down at the base where the power lines came out, the operators had taken broomsticks, fastened them to a base, inserted a nail in the opposite end so the point faced upwards. They then punched a small hole in the center of the end cap of tin cans, and suspended the cans upside down on the nails. These they set next to the power lines, the cans spun at a very high rate - simple motors, again created from the induced magnetic charges from the wires.MORE.
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I always wanted to just go back to being indians, just plain make a better life... no more of this "high tech" crap. Since nobody seems to want to go with me, I think more and more that I should be concentrating on how to move to Iceland.
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