If We Allow “Smart” Meters in, this “Will No Longer Be America”

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7 Responses to If We Allow “Smart” Meters in, this “Will No Longer Be America”

  1. Mia Nony says:

    Jerry Day has hit the surveillance nail on the head. Forget the health angle, go for invasion of privacy, absolutely. They are deaf to all else. Here in British Columbia, Canada, they are using a soft power approach, trying to come off as magnanimous while baiting and switching, and making some of us think we are “special” and will be exempt while others will not, kind of like in kindergarten where the good kids get a gold star for shutting up.
    There seems to be a decision to bluster on through with the likes of former Ontario advocate Perry Kendall backing and with an almost blase “Just Trust Us – We Aren’t Like BP And Those Other Greenwash Corporations, We Are Sincere And Authentic” PR approach to this issue.
    If they really cared one wit, B.C. Hydro could stop the subcontractor Corix from removing 2 million perfectly working non microwave radiative analog meters with a lifespan of 50 years and taking them to the landfill and replacing them with s/meters they got us to pick up the tab for, true lifespan about 8 years, at which point we pick up the next tab for the next ones. This is all about planned obsolescence for surveillance
    Of late one notes that B.C. Hydro acts as if caught off guard by the extent of public knowledge. One detects a defensive attitude overlay creeping into the borderline dismissive tone.
    And when it comes to the false freedom of that other non “option” they are “offering”, the one to NIMBY the meter and to “relocate meters” elsewhere on one’s property, think again.
    Try to remember that these meters are only one of many dirty electricity emissions points in a spider web system, one of many focal points and sources of massive radiation in a mesh microwave network blanket.
    Your house wiring is also affected by microwave data surges which do not stay politely inside the walls.
    Same thing goes all the booster lined streets and roads.
    While we can debate the finer points of the idea to spread microwave energy around more evenly by relocating meters away from our houses, bear in mind that your utility corporation is already doing this.
    The idea is to blanket the entire globe, including third world countries (Google it, minus WiFi) which involves the use of the equally lethal mini smart meter boosters, placed on utility poles.
    Even that so called compromise isn’t one. And then there is the one they never offered, to relocate all of these meters at their own expense on their own utility poles at the roadside next to the microwave boosters they are also installing to boost the smart meter power.
    That way only the birds, bees, bats, butterflies, (and of course vehicle drivers, pets, and kids) farther from your houses would be bathed in microwaves.? Hardly. This is one large field they are creating, and invisibility does not mean the field is not there.
    That way all else with which we share this environment, all navigational creatures, will be unwitnessed as they quietly fail to be able to overcome the electrosmog “noise” of smart grid artificial current which overrides and drowns out earth’s natural magnetism, the guiding principle for all such creatures.
    That way we could continue to pretend we do not understand colony collapse disorder, bees with shot immune systems which succumb to diseases, and we could ignore the vital aspect of it where the very bees we cannot survive without are driven to fly off and never return.
    That way we could ignore the hard science that EMFs destroy the magnetite in all navigational creatures’ brains which is what makes it possible to retain a sense of direction.
    As for those kids who use the cul de sac for hockey, hey, cancer takes years to show up so not to worry.
    And lest we forget? There are the “other” smart meters, the collector meters, to be placed on the most unsuspecting homes, the ones which are even more powerful and which are there to collect info from about 100o neighbouring meters and then beam it up to the satellite. .
    B.C. Hydro could forget the booster systems and hard wire the meters as done in Ontario and the eastern US.
    But they won’t.
    If you have a private pole or structure on your rural property, any electrician will tell you, you already have the option to relocate any utility meter farther away from your own house and, say, closer to your neighbour’s highly susceptible honey bee hives in the adjoining field, for instance.
    This is not something they “grant” you.
    Does anyone really need corporate permission to relocate a meter into the power lines at a different juncture in order to jeopardize your neighbour instead? Particularly at your own expense?
    But when a corporation arranges to be exempted by law from all scrutiny and candour and then refuses to allow you as the target to try to prove that they are putting you at risk AND violating your privacy, and when such a corporation then blithely makes hollow grandiose statements about how it intends to “allow” you (to pay out of your own pocket) to relocate your meter elsewhere on your property, so as to protect yourself from their actions on your property? This pretty much says it all.

    • Redi Kilowatt says:

      Great post, except the new meters don’t transmit microwave frequencies, the mesh networks run in the 900MHz band which in not microwave.
      The collector meters transmit on 850 MHz @ 1.51 watts of RF on the mobile phone GSM system to land based receivers. They do not transmit to satellites .
      Most all mobile phones now transmit about 2.5 tenths of a watt (250mw), so a collector meter is roughly 6 times as powerful as a modern mobile phone.
      Both the mesh networks and the mobile phones are separate from the power grid, the meters are not the grid.

      • Amy O'Hair says:

        @Redi Kilowatt
        Not that I am a Wikipedia believer (c.f. their miserable entry on SMs), but they put the lower boundary for MW at 0.3 GHz. “Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with wavelengths ranging from as long as one meter to as short as one millimeter, or equivalently, with frequencies between 300 MHz (0.3 GHz) and 300 GHz.” That said, RF engineers have generally set it higher, as you say. Whence the controversy? Do we just want to be able to use the label “microwave” because it can help to have a visceral effect on a listener?

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  3. eileen says:

    We have had smart meters installed here in Southern Illinois, and no they did not ask for .consent. They are willing to disconnect the meter if one is willing to live without power.

  4. Mia Nony says:

    The development and implementation of Smart Grid technology in the U.S. – reinventing the electrical grid with Wifi-enabled digital power meters – is proceeding at breakneck speed. Although Smart Grid is the result of years of government planning, the recent kickoff was made possible through massive “green” grants that were quietly included in President Obama’s economic stimulus package starting in 2009.

    These lucrative grants have drawn in a host of corporate players, from utility companies to digital meter manufacturers to control software vendors.

    Global companies like IBM, GE and Siemens are putting their full effort behind the “build-out” that will consolidate all of America into a single, integrated, communication-enabled electric delivery and monitoring system, collectively called Smart Grid.

    Proponents of Smart Grid claim that it will empower the consumer to better manage his or her power consumption and hence, costs. The utility companies will therefore be more efficient in balancing power loads and requirements across diverse markets.

    However, like carnival barkers, these Smart Grid hocksters never reveal where or how SmartGrid came into being, nor what the ultimate endgame aims to achieve; perhaps most of them have no idea either, but simply repeat the mantra as if they know what they are talking about.

    Smart Grid is born out of Technocracy and not the other way around.

    Some would argue that it is mere coincidence that these requirements are fully met with Smart Grid technology.

    However, the reasons for the existence of Technocracy in the 1930’s are the same reasons given today:

    energy efficiency
    load balancing
    fairness
    alleviating poverty and hunger
    etc.

    The feigned concern for those in poverty and hunger in the underdeveloped nations is hollow.

    Technocracy is pointedly amoral in its practice:
    The means (their scientific method/process) justifies the end, whatever the end might turn out to be.

    Technocracy is a totalitarian system of government where scientists, engineers and technicians monitor and control all facets of personal and civic life – economic, social and political.

    Herein lies the real danger:
    Who are these unelected controllers and why should anyone believe that they would be benevolent dictators instead of tyrants?
    Americans are a freedom-loving people who would certainly reject Technocracy’s stealth takeover, if only they were aware of it. Indeed, Americans did pointedly reject Technocracy in the 1930’s!

    Thirty years ago, a researcher’s mantra was “Follow the money, follow the power.” This must now be restated: “Follow the energy, follow the power.”

    n 1932, Technocracy, Inc. called for the destruction of price-based economic systems and the creation of an energy-based accounting system that would measure inputs and outputs of human activity in terms of energy production, distribution and consumption.

    The requirements for a successful system was co-authored by M. King Hubbert, a young geo-physicist who later developed “Hubbert’s Peak Oil Theory” that provided intellectual backing for the modern environmental or “green” movement.

    Specifically, Hubbert detailed the requirements for a successful implementation of Technocracy:
    Register on a continuous 24 hour-per-day basis the total net conversion of energy.
    By means of the registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a balanced load.
    Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption
    Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and services, where produced and where used
    Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.
    [Scott, Howard et al, Technocracy Study Source, p. 232]

    Technocracy Inc.’s leadership was intimately familiar with the early work of International Business Machine’s (IBM) computing technology. They clearly envisioned a time in the future where the advancement of the technology would meet the minimum level necessary to implement these requirements.

    That day of advanced technology has come and the project is now called Smart Grid. The endgame is to implement a modernized version of historic Technocracy on a national, continental and global basis.

    In addition to the United States, Smart Grid is being implemented in both Canada and Mexico. Planners are working on standards that will integrate all of North America into a single, unified Smart Grid system.

    Moreover, there is a serious initiative underway to create a Global Smart Grid that will integrate all the continents on the globe – high-voltage electrical transmission links that are capable of transferring large amounts of energy from continent to continent.

    The GENI project is gathering momentum and is endorsed by,
    the Dalai Lama
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    Sen. James Jeffords (I-VT)
    Noel Brown (North American Director, United Nations Environmental Program)
    the United Nations
    the governments of Canada New Zealand, Switzerland, and China,
    …among others.

    The nature of the global grid is revealed on the Terrawatts website:
    “There is a new world wide web emerging right before our eyes. It is a global energy network and, like the Internet, it will change our culture, society and how we do business. More importantly, it will alter how we use, transform and exchange energy.

    “There is no energy supply problem, there is an energy distribution problem, and the emerging solution is a new world wide web of electricity.”
    The concept of a Network of Things was presented in “Smart Grid – The Implementation of Technocracy?”

    As the traditional Internet connects people (e.g., Facebook, e-mail, videos, web sites), the Energy Web will connect inanimate objects like thermostats, appliances, meters, station controllers, data collection and control computer systems, etc. for the automatic balancing of load consumption across the target power grid.

    Once computer programs and algorithms are in place, such a grid will operate autonomously with minimal human intervention.

    The Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) presents this Dymaxion ™ Map of the world from the perspective of the North Pole that reveals the global grid currently under construction. The only part of planet earth left untouched is Antarctica.

    Technocracy is a collectivist, utopian political-economic system run by engineers, scientists and technicians.

    It has the potential to be far more oppressive and controlling than Communism, Socialism or Fascism. Without Smart Grid, we are assured that there will be no rule of Technocracy.Technocracy, Inc. was the birth place of the energy-based economic-political model seen behind national, regional, continental and global Smart Grid initiatives
    R. Buckminster Fuller, a Technocrat at heart, pioneered the design for a Global energy network that is now referred to as, “the new World Wide Web of Electricity”
    All of Technocracy, Inc.’s original requirements for an energy-based system are process of being met
    Global organizations like the World Economic Forum and the IEEE Standards Organization are fully backing and enabling the global Smart Grid
    The global Smart Grid and global warming movements are interdependent
    It is not clear who will oversee any or all facets of the global Smart Grid.

    The implied suggestion is that it will be the same engineers and global corporations that are currently developing it. There is no suggestion anywhere in literature that there is a plan for a hand-off of the resulting system to a political structure that serves the people.

    The negative aspects of Smart Grid are seldom mentioned. Take cyber-security, for instance. Picture a tech-savvy criminal who breaks into your energy profile data by hacking the computers at your local substation: Based on your power usage, he knows when you are home and when you are not home, when you are awake and when you are asleep, whether you have a security system turned on or off, etc.

    Armed with such information, your possessions and personal safety would be at his disposal.

    With the global groundswell of activity to create the global Smart Grid, it is doubtful that the initiative can be stopped, especially since it is so closely intertwined with the global warming movement and hence, Sustainable Development and even the United Nation’s Agenda 21 program.

    In the United States, Smart Grid is escalating without any legislative oversight or involvement; in other words, it is being implemented exclusively by Executive Branch fiat. The same is true in other countries.

    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_energy52.htm

    • Redi Kilowatt says:

      There was an article in the N.Y. Times recently about how PG&E has released a 300 page report about their intentions to start upgrading our power grid to being “smart”. They outlined some of the things that are going to happen.
      PG&E is doing a capital improvement project on the power grid that will cost $800 million to $1.2 billion over the next 20 years. This is not the meter project, this an upgrade to the power grid, and the $2.2 billion+ for the meters is separate and already almost completed.
      What we have to realize that the new meters are not necessary at all to improve the power grid .
      All customers connected to the power grid are done by wires that eminate from a substation. And every circuit that feeds all areas goes to that substation.
      They don’t really need to see how much power each meter is using, that is just for billing. All they have to do is monitor how much power is being used on each circuit coming out of the local substation. Then they will know what is really going on in the distribution system and can balance the loads or do whatever they want with pricing.
      They should have started upgrading the power grid first, but no, they had to cook up a scam to make a bunch of money “real quick” with the meter project.
      All the things that PG&E says about the meter project is just sales hype, lies and false advertising. The meter project is all about eliminating meter readers, monitoring individuals, and being able to charge more money to pay for it all, including false the advertising on prime time television networks.
      I must say, I have probably see every one of those ads at least 10 times, boy are the writers and actors stupid. Those ads are a joke, and actually an insult to many.
      Also in that article in the N.Y. Times, they did mention the meters briefly, they mentioned that the ZigBee radio system for the Home Area Networks is “not ready yet”. HA HA !, no HAN’s for now.

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