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(Breitbart.com)   Two suburban housewives are led away in handcuffs for refusing to let smart meters be hooked to their homes. Carry on, citizen   (breitbart.com) divider line 31
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2013-01-27 09:24:07 AM  
3 votes:

KrispyKritter: You may not agree with these broads but they have a right to their opinion. Just because you are glad to drink the no frills Kool Aid is no reason to be stupid (or ignorant). There is nothing natural about the plethora of corporate/government transmissions through our environment. Every year there is more uninvited corruption of our air, water and earth. Where is Billy Jack when we need him the most?

Everything has a price. Your cars pollute. Your TV's rot your mind and waste your time. Your cell phones and microwave ovens have side effects. Just because you all want to be willing pawns does not mean everyone has to go silently into the night. Corporations don't give a damn if you die tomorrow or if your children are born all farked up. Look at what they did to the Indians. Don't forget about the Dutch, too. Not to be trusted, none of them.


Don't forget cameras. Everyone knows that if you get your picture taken, the camera steals your soul. Yet the government does nothing to stop them.
2013-01-27 09:12:53 AM  
2 votes:

Nullav: People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

God, I hate that feeling. Do you have any idea how irritating that tingle is, ever time the phone rings? Chromosomal erosion sucks.


thebioscopist.files.wordpress.com

Feels your pain.
2013-01-27 09:12:42 AM  
2 votes:
There was an amusing story in the local paper a few months ago. Seems that one day a woman saw a Hydro employee enter her yard, presumably to install a smart meter. She claims that the next day she started experiencing headaches, nausea, and all the classic "symtoms" associated with EMF "sensitivity". (Obviously, there was something dangerous about the smart meter, but only a handful of people are "special" enough to feel its effects).

This was brought to the attention to the head of the local Hydro office. He confirmed that while the woman's house was indeed scheduled to receive a smart meter, the installation hadn't yet occurred, and the person she saw was likely just the regular meter reader.
2013-01-27 09:02:32 AM  
2 votes:

HoneyDog: Of course a smart meter would know when I'm using the electricity. You missed the point. I sometimes work at home, so they could shut off my AC when I'm at home? What about my dogs, are they supposed to die of heat exhaustion because the company wants to shut off my AC during the day.


Yes, and they can turn off all the lights and turn off your TV  to MSNBC anytime they want.

If you really think that's the purpose behind these smart meters, then you're really missing the point.
2013-01-27 08:46:12 AM  
2 votes:
People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

This is most likely caused by ghosts and spirits. The new meters just stir them up. This is why any professional ghost hunter will carry an RF meter with them.

They should be checking the suburb for an old cemetery or, as is more common, an ancient Indian burial ground.
2013-01-27 08:29:23 AM  
2 votes:
This sounds like a brave thing to do in Naperville. Regardless of her motives, the gossip around the neighborhood will be that Jenny can't afford the 25 bucks a month to opt out.
2013-01-27 05:08:15 AM  
2 votes:
People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

God, I hate that feeling. Do you have any idea how irritating that tingle is, ever time the phone rings? Chromosomal erosion sucks.
2013-01-27 12:59:02 PM  
1 votes:
Andrew Breitbart is dead.

/just makes me happy to say it, is all
2013-01-27 12:42:00 PM  
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: vpb: mr_a: Nullav: People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

God, I hate that feeling. Do you have any idea how irritating that tingle is, ever time the phone rings? Chromosomal erosion sucks.

My thoughts exactly.

I wonder what percentage of the people calling to complain about the "RF signals" being sent by the meter were using a cell or wireless phone.

I think it's because RF radiation has "radiation" in it.  They think it's like nuclear fallout of something.

Wouldn't it be so much fun to tell them how much more radiation their wifi routers are TX.


Forget that, if you really want to scare the shiat out of them then tell them that part of their smoke detectors are straight up radioactive.
2013-01-27 12:23:37 PM  
1 votes:

draa: BunkyBrewman: This isn't upgrading our power grid in the slightest. All it is doing is maximizing the amount of money the electric company can siphon off from you.

Our aging power grid (here in the Northeast) is still not completely repaired from a storm from late October. Talk about a joke. We're third farking world country when it comes to distributing energy. The German power grid has outages at an average rate of 21 minutes per year. (you read that right... an average of 21 minutes)

Yeah, mostly about that but it does keep meter readers from having to deal with assholes and dogs.

The home my ex-wife got in the divorce has 4 big dogs in a fenced yard and the only way they could read our meter was to come on the property. They would have to call in advance and someone would have to leave work to be on site when they arrived. It was a hassle for everybody involved and this will surely help resolve that problem. Not sure how much more money that'll make for Florida Power and Light though, but it's always about money to those folks.


Didn't stop PECO from coming on my property and changing out the meter.  farking useless dogs of mine.  Wouldn't be surprised if they invited the utility guys in the house to show them where the treats are.
2013-01-27 12:14:28 PM  
1 votes:
Again, whether the meters are to be used for a rate increase or not isn't the issue. The fact remains, they're owned by the power company and they have special exemptions to trespassing law to be able to service and replace them.

Power costs have increased over the past 100 years. Big surprise. They get more expensive as we lean more on foreign sources to supply it. And they get more expensive as we realize and try to correct adverse environmental impact caused by the generation thereof. Not to mention the dismantling of public dollars contributing to lengthening of the normal service life of equipment to transmit it from one place to another, leading to higher maintenance costs to upkeep.

So yeah, I guess the meter is the reason why the power bill keeps going up... ROFL.
2013-01-27 11:05:03 AM  
1 votes:
Why can't they just move?

Isn't that the Libertarian argument for when you are not satisfied or don' like what your local or state government is doing?
2013-01-27 10:30:32 AM  
1 votes:

eggrolls: Fissile: I don't see the need to for police. Here is the simple solution:

Power Co.: "We want to replace your electric meter with a new digital 'smart' meter."

Home owner: "NO WAY!"

Power Co: "OK, boys, disconnect this house."

Problem solved, and everyone is happy.

Seriously. Buy a propane tank and a solar array and shut your mouth.


==============

Or be really boot strappy, like Ayn Rand, and build your own generating plant in your backyard, supplied by coal from your own coal mine. People today are such whiny slackers. Gimme, gimme, gimme.....that's all they know.
2013-01-27 10:27:15 AM  
1 votes:
My smart meter keeps asking me to kill.
2013-01-27 10:17:13 AM  
1 votes:

udhq: GoldSpider: This fight against smart-meters is a new form of weapons-grade stupidity that I'd never heard of. These are probably a lot of the same people who complain about how vulnerable and primitive our power grid is.

In my experience, these the same Nobel prize winners fighting the good fight to save incandescent light bulbs.


But don't you dare call them luddites.
2013-01-27 10:15:31 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: This fight against smart-meters is a new form of weapons-grade stupidity that I'd never heard of. These are probably a lot of the same people who complain about how vulnerable and primitive our power grid is.


In my experience, these the same Nobel prize winners fighting the good fight to save incandescent light bulbs.
2013-01-27 10:01:19 AM  
1 votes:

This About That: Good grief.

My fellow conspiratorialists: I love the idea that it is only healthy for one to distrust Big Money and Big Gummint, and believe you me I am sensitive to eavesdropping issues and the loss of our personal privacy. But this ain't it. Smart meters allow the power company to do two things:

1. Collect your power bill without sending the meter reader out to your house. This is a tradeoff, from our standpoint, between meter reading jobs and the price of our utility service.

2. It allows the utility to adjust the price in real time against the real time demand, thus allowing us to adjust our usage to make the best use of the energy we buy. Charge the electric car or do the laundry at night. Turn off the air conditioner if everyone is at school or work during the hottest part of the day. Use the energy when it is cheapest. A dumb power meter can't tell the difference, but a smart meter can.

Another little issue is that the utility company really does own the meter and really can do whatever they please with it. Threatening a meter installer is just plain stoopid, and I don't care what your local fearmongers are selling. They aren't always right, as they aren't in this case. The low power RF needed to drive-by read your meter is not going to affect your little bear cubs. Also, if you quote Sarah Palin, you should go to jail in handcuffs.


You make this sound like a good thing. These new meters can pick up very detailed real time information. It knows when you are sleeping, it knows when your awake, it knows when the grow lights are on, so be good for goodness sake... And when peak power comes rolling around every day it will charge you more, and you will then get hit with a bigger bill at the end of the month. I don't want these things. The old meters are tried and true and have never been a problem.
2013-01-27 09:56:14 AM  
1 votes:
some suffer from DNA breakdown.

What the hell is that? I guess you wake up one morning and find out that you've just mutated into a Neanderthal.
2013-01-27 09:54:08 AM  
1 votes:

ExJerseyGirl: What I found disturbing was that one of the women was arrested for filming the police.


That's because she kept telling them to take off their shirts and waving dollar bills.
2013-01-27 09:38:59 AM  
1 votes:

This About That:
Also, if you quote Sarah Palin, you should go to jail in handcuffs.


This.
2013-01-27 09:36:22 AM  
1 votes:

Marcintosh: Broads ? Jesus man, who calls women "Broads"? Seriously, it's just this attitude that keeps you going home from the bar and humping your fist night after night.


This. Everyone knows that broads prefer to be called "dames" or "dollymops".
2013-01-27 09:22:16 AM  
1 votes:
1) Wait until 2AM
2) Wrap the meter in an RF Reflective material
3) Cheap electricity for the whole month!
2013-01-27 08:59:39 AM  
1 votes:
You may not agree with these broads but they have a right to their opinion. Just because you are glad to drink the no frills Kool Aid is no reason to be stupid (or ignorant). There is nothing natural about the plethora of corporate/government transmissions through our environment. Every year there is more uninvited corruption of our air, water and earth. Where is Billy Jack when we need him the most?

Everything has a price. Your cars pollute. Your TV's rot your mind and waste your time. Your cell phones and microwave ovens have side effects. Just because you all want to be willing pawns does not mean everyone has to go silently into the night. Corporations don't give a damn if you die tomorrow or if your children are born all farked up. Look at what they did to the Indians. Don't forget about the Dutch, too. Not to be trusted, none of them.
2013-01-27 08:53:02 AM  
1 votes:

mekkab: The peeps in my hood are all cray-cray about not having smart meters installed. So this article comes as ZERO surprise to me.

/has a smart meter
//growing a third arm as I type this


Awesome. No more posting one-handed.
2013-01-27 08:51:56 AM  
1 votes:
The peeps in my hood are all cray-cray about not having smart meters installed. So this article comes as ZERO surprise to me.

/has a smart meter
//growing a third arm as I type this
2013-01-27 08:46:32 AM  
1 votes:

LeroyB: poorjon: FTFA:
Reports of health risks due to the meter's wireless transmitter's omission of electromagnetic frequencies surfaced in 2011. People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

And that's just what happens when they're not emitting any signals. Imagine what will happen when they turn them on!


Dang! Came here to point out the omission of the emission.


Really, this has never happened to me before.
2013-01-27 08:46:11 AM  
1 votes:
Two vocal opponents of Naperville's initiative to install wireless electric meters on homes were arrested after interfering with the installation process, according to city officials.

White people problems.
2013-01-27 08:31:30 AM  
1 votes:

HoneyDog: 2. It allows the utility to adjust the price in real time against the real time demand, thus allowing us to adjust our usage to make the best use of the energy we buy. Charge the electric car or do the laundry at night. Turn off the air conditioner if everyone is at school or work during the hottest part of the day. Use the energy when it is cheapest. A dumb power meter can't tell the difference, but a smart meter can.


How do they know if there is nobody in the house? I work from home some days. And what about my dogs? Why should they suffer in the heat?


Oh, they know. THEY KNOW.
2013-01-27 08:30:43 AM  
1 votes:

Richard C Stanford: Of course this is from brietfart so anything from it should be taken with 2 grains of salt.
I mean, the site has a tab labeled "Big Peace". What the hell does that even mean?


The peace-industrial complex is notorious for hugging its enemies to death. They're not to be trifled with. Look at Brietblart: he dared to speak truth to their power, and they hugged him to death with cocaine.
2013-01-27 06:36:05 AM  
1 votes:

Nullav: People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

God, I hate that feeling. Do you have any idea how irritating that tingle is, ever time the phone rings? Chromosomal erosion sucks.


My thoughts exactly.

I wonder what percentage of the people calling to complain about the "RF signals" being sent by the meter were using a cell or wireless phone.
2013-01-27 06:35:12 AM  
1 votes:

Nullav: People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

God, I hate that feeling. Do you have any idea how irritating that tingle is, ever time the phone rings? Chromosomal erosion sucks.


"Doctor, doctor! I feel like i'm falling apart",
"I see, must be the smart meter in your house causing your DNA to break down, surprisingly common, yes I can see your arm is turning into some kind of paste."

No one's mentioned it yet, so let me ask. Since this is a Breitbart link how do we know that 1. it's not entirely fabricated, 2. if it's true it's not because the women attacked people?

I'll admit that some of these smart meter installing practices seem a bit shady, but them I'm not fool enough to fail to recognise that all my sources on it are crazy nutjobs who have a vested interest in making their practices seem a bit shady.
 
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