[Rushtalk] Smart Meters

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 26 17:22:24 MST 2013


At 06:27 PM 1/26/2013, Stephen A. Frye wrote:
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>Back pedaling.  They cannot selectively shut off an appliance.

         They can certainly shut 'em ALL off! They don't have to be selective!

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>From: rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] 
>On Behalf Of John A. Quayle
>Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:12 PM
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>Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] Smart Meters
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>At 05:02 PM 1/26/2013, Dennis Putnam wrote:
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>Wong. All they did was cut power.
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>          It DOES affect appliances when the power is shut off. They 
> won't run!
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>On 1/26/2013 4:23 PM, John A. Quayle wrote:
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>At 07:51 AM 1/26/2013, Dennis Putnam wrote:
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>Why are people perpetuating this myth? The smart meters can do 
>nothing but monitor usage and in some cases shut off all power. They 
>can otherwise not do anything to effect thermostats or any other appliance.
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>          They did in Baltimore in July, 2011. A few people died 
> from the heat............
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>On 1/25/2013 11:07 PM, John A. Quayle wrote:
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>Fascist City Arrests Two Moms for Opposing 'Smart Meters' in Homes
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>posted on 
><http://godfatherpolitics.com/9154/city-arrests-two-moms-for-opposing-smart-meters-in-homes/>January 
>25, 2013 by <http://godfatherpolitics.com/author/tadcronn/>Tad Cronn
><http://godfatherpolitics.com/9154/city-arrests-two-moms-for-opposing-smart-meters-in-homes/#disqus_thread>362
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><http://godfatherpolitics.com/9154/city-arrests-two-moms-for-opposing-smart-meters-in-homes/>
>UN
><http://godfatherpolitics.com/9154/city-arrests-two-moms-for-opposing-smart-meters-in-homes/> 
>Two Naperville, Illinois, mothers found out what happens to 
>Americans who think they can determine for themselves what is in 
>their best interests.
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>Malia "Kim" Bendis and Jennifer Stahl were arrested when the city 
>sent around armed police officers to escort power company 
>technicians to install "smart meters" on private homes where owners 
>had previously refused to allow the devices.
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>Both Stahl and Bendis are leaders of a group called Naperville Smart 
>Meter Awareness which opposes the smart meters for, as the Chicago 
>Tribune put it, "health, security and privacy" concerns. The group 
>is suing the city over the installations which have already occurred 
>in over 57,000 homes.
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>The city says the wireless meters will make electricity more 
>reliable, more efficient and cheaper. Its installation project is 99 
>percent complete, according to city officials, except for a few 
>holdouts like Stahl and Bendis.
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>Smart meters have been installed in homes across the nation under 
>the same pretexts. The truth about smart meters is less innocent 
>than government at all levels has let on. The devices were conceived 
>and designed as part of the broader environmental program that has 
>been adopted under Agenda 21.
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>There are several health concerns about the wireless meters, 
>including exposure to radiation and electromagnetic fields. Some 
>people are apparently sensitive enough that they can hear a 
>high-pitched buzz or hum from the meters. Health problems that have 
>been documented after installation of the meters have included 
>headaches, insomnia, increased irritability, inability to 
>concentrate, memory problems, dizziness, fatigue, vision problems, 
>nose bleeds, nausea, heart arrhythmia and a whole list of other 
>ailments that some doctors have linked to interference with the 
>human body's nervous system.
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>As bad as all that is, however, the most urgent reason to oppose 
>smart meters is because they are fascism in a box. The touted 
>efficiency and reliability increases of the meters arise because the 
>meters patch a home into a computerized network that allows faceless 
>technocrats at some faraway power facility to determine if you are 
>using too much electricity and control the utilities and even 
>appliances in your home. With smart meters, the utility company can 
>turn down or cut off the flow of electricity to your house, adjust 
>your thermostat without your knowledge and monitor your usage in 
>real time. If you have modern computerized appliances, they can 
>control your washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, even 
>your coffeemaker.
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>Stahl said utility workers ignored a posted sign refusing to allow a 
>smart meter, cut a lock on her gate and forced entry into her 
>backyard. When she stood in front of her meter and refused to move, 
>the police stepped in and arrested her. Bendis declined to speak to 
>reporters on advice of her attorney.
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>"It was forced on my house today," Stahl said. "It was really a 
>violation. I violated something, but I've been violated too, so I 
>guess we're now in a society of violating one another."
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>She said her group represents other homeowners who were not allowed 
>to refuse the smart meter installation.
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>The city offers a wired version of the meters but forces recipients 
>to pay a $70 fee for installation and an additional $25 per month.
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>City Manager Doug Krieger defended the arrests, saying that police 
>were simply protecting utility workers at homes where owners had 
>resisted previous attempts at installation. He said, "The city has 
>always had and maintains the right to access our equipment, and 
>today we were simply exercising that right."
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>Protecting Americans' rights, on the other hand, apparently isn't in the plan.
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