My fight against the 'smart meter'
(You don't want one of those dangerous things on your house)
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August 15, 2011
Despite the fact that I try
to keep up with the massive assault against we the people by the Outlaw
Congress and too many new laws coming out of our state legislatures, no
one can keep up with everything. Which is why I had only read a little
here and there about something called 'smart meters'. Then, of course,
the problem came knocking at my door.
On April 18, 2011, I
received a letter from Reliant Energy there was a repeat problem with
the meter reader having access to my property. I have locks on both
gates because I have dogs. Last year, some punk opened one of the gates
during the night and my beloved Mr. Willy got out; the locks went on
the same day. I was unaware the meter reader was having trouble since
my husband is always home due to his serious health problems. If he has
to go to the doctor, I'm here. What also waved a red flag was Reliant's
letter which stated I am required to have one of their new 'smart
So, I call Reliant and they
referred me to a company called ONCOR, a TDSP (Transmission and
Distribution Service Provider). Dialing away, I call ONCOR's customer
service rep and explain the situation. I also told the lady there is
someone at this house every day; either John or myself. All their meter
reader has to do is knock on the door and he can read the meter. I
thought that was the end of the matter until one day a nice young man
showed up at the door to let me know he was going to install a 'smart
meter'. I politely said, no you aren't; he left.
By that time I had done
some research that was beyond alarming. In early July, while I was gone
running errands, another ONCOR fellow showed up at the door to install
a 'smart meter'. My husband said, no we will not have one of those
dangerous things attached to our house. The ONCOR installer informed
John that if we didn't agree to have it installed, ONCOR would shut off
our power with no notice. On July 12, 2011, I sent both Reliant and
ONCOR a certified letter in which I explained my husband has serious
medical problems and depends on oxygen during the day and a machine at
night to keep his heart from stopping. If they shut off the power, it
could have dire consequences. He is also a cancer survivor, all the
more reason not to have one of those dangerous meters on our house.
On July 22, 2011, I
received a letter from ONCOR. They would shut off the power if I didn't
agree to have the meter installed. Their letter was also very
deceptive. In paragraph 2, it states, “The
EPAct further requires states to
consider the adoption of Smart Metering...”
does not mean mandatory. In fact, there is no mandatory requirement
by the Federal Government from any quarter because I looked up every
reference resource in their letter.
again to their letter, they state: “...when the Texas Legislature
passed a law (H.B. No 2129) encouraging the deployment of new
advanced meters...” no where does it state mandatory installation
in residences throughout the State of Texas. It says 'encouraging' and
it all has to do with federal bribe money to the states. Surprise,
further cites in their July 20, 2011 letter Section 8 & 9 of H.B.
2129. However, they did not provide the entire bill, only the
sections they thought would benefit their agenda. I looked up the
entire enrolled bill signed into law, there is no
mandatory requirement for forced installation of a 'smart meter' in
letter concluded with “Please allow the AMS meter to be installed
at your property, since failure to provide access may result in
suspension of delivery service.”
On July 26, 2011, I had a quick meeting with the County Judge here in
my town. I had prepared a sworn affidavit as well as exhibits and was
seeking a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) to keep ONCOR from turning
off my power. Judge Barr said he had no jurisdiction, try the District
Judge across the street. Trek across the street only to be told the one
and only District Judge is in a jury trial for a week or more. Rural
Texas. That's when I went home and called a state representative I have
been working with on another project; he's a lawyer when not in
session. I'll get back to this shortly.
You might ask what is my objection
to a 'smart meter'? Which one would that be? Health concerns or
privacy? Both, actually. As I said I knew little about this new
technology, so about 100 hours of research later and thanks to so many
dedicated people fighting this, here are some of the known problems at
wireless meters on every home and building will emit huge pulses of
microwave radio frequency radiation as often as every few seconds
throughout the day and night, seven days a week. Our FCC exposure
standards only cover short-term thermal (heating) effects; they do
not cover long-term accumulative exposure, nor do they cover
World Health Organization has recently classified the type of
radiation emitted from smart meters (non-ionizing radiation) as a
Class 2B carcinogen, on par with lead."
transmitters inside your home or office will communicate with a Smart
Meter attached to the outside of each building. That meter, in turn,
will transmit at an even higher frequency to a central hub installed
in local neighborhoods."
what are called “mesh networks,” signals can also be bounced from
house-meter to house-meter before reaching the final hub. So
exposures will not just be from your own meter, but accumulating from
possibly 100-to-500 of your neighbors’ as well."
scientific evidence for biological impacts from microwave radiation,
known for decades (remember the Moscow embassy) continues to grow
with impacts such as DNA damage, increased risk of cancers and
tumors, cellular stress, decreased melatonin, decreased sperm,
cognitive difficulties and brain-wave alteration, heart rhythm
disturbances, red blood cell clumping, and impacts on wildlife
including to bees."
"Wireless radio-frequency radiation from
smart meters can cause medical devices to stop working. Medical
implants such as pacemakers and deep-brain stimulators used to
control the shaking of Parkinson’s disease can be turned off by the
radio frequency interference (RFI) caused by the signal. These
signals are reported in published studies to interfere with critical
care equipment, ventilators, pain pumps, wireless insulin pumps and
other medical devices."
"Reports from those who have had meters
installed include heart palpitations, dizziness, inability to fall
asleep, memory problems and cognitive disturbances, flu-like
symptoms, worsening of existing health problems, abrupt depression,
agitation, headaches, hearing problems."
interference causing malfunctioning of medical equipment such as
pacemakers and wireless insulin pumps"
causing appliances to break"
"Health effects like migraines,
nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, heart palpitations and sleeplessness
caused by intense bursts of radiation."
do experts say?
from Dr. Magda Havas, S.Sc., Ph.D., Environmental and Resource
Studies Program, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource
Studies at Trent University in Canada, to the California Council on
Science and Technology at their request for input regarding Smart
Meters: “In my
opinion, the FCC standard for Smart Meters is not sufficient to
protect public health.”
Johansson, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Karolinska Institute),
Professor (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden in a
letter to the California Public Utilities Commission, July 9, 2011:
smart meters are close to beds, kitchens, playrooms, and similar
locations. These wireless systems are never off, and the exposure is
not voluntary. The smart meters are being forced on citizens
everywhere. Based on this, the inauguration of smart meters with
gruding and involuntary exposure of millions to billions of human
beings to pulsed microwave radiation should be immediately be
prohibited until 'the red flag' can be hauled down once and for all”.
of Dr. David O. Carpenter, M.D, submitted in the United States
District Court, District of Oregon, Portland Division, June 1, 2011. Sage
Associates letter to Susan Hackwood, Ph.D., Executive Director,
California Council on Science and Technology and Lora Lee Martin,
Director, Strategic Policy Initiatives and Government Affairs,
California Council on Science and Technology: Letter of comment on
Smart Meter Report:
of the report are inconsistent with the report's more balanced
warnings about possible risks to health. The overall legitimacy of
the report is cast into doubt as a result. ...Further,
it can be concluded that the continued roll out of wireless smart
meters may increase public health risks on a widespread basis and
should be reconsidered in light of the existing scientific evidence
and public health warnings for such chronic exposures to pulsed RF”.
Lukas H. Margaritis, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens,
Faculty of Biology, Department of Cell Biology & Biophysics,
Electromagnetic Biology Laboratory
can support that the constitution, any constitution of any country
should allow installations to take place (as the one with Smart
Meters) against the rights for health of the citizens”.
just a tiny sample of what experts have to say about wireless radio
frequency and radiation. A few days ago someone I do business with here
in my town mentioned her mother recently had a medical emergency and
had to go 50 miles to Odessa to see the doctor; she just didn't feel
good for a few days and then her blood pressure spiked dangerously. I
inquired if she knew if her mother had a 'smart meter' on her house.
Traci looked surprised and said, yes just recently, why? I then gave
her a good overview of the problem, told her to get her mother to
document what happened, write a snail mail letter to Rep. Landtroop and
mail it to his district office, not Austin. A few thousand letters will
get your state representative's attention.
privacy, do you know there are companies out there already harvesting
your personal data without oversight if you have one of those 'smart meters'? No, it's not a conspiracy
Mr. Day writes on his web site:
shows when you are at home, shows when you are sleeping, shows when you
are on vacation, when you have visitors, when you use a lamp, a power
tool, some extra computers, and if you look like you're running a
business out of your home. It even senses when you bootleg energy off
"Your smart meter shows a vivid profile of your personal living
patterns and if you were home on the night of the murder.
"This is not electrical metering. This is personal surveillance. This
is a search without a warrant every day. This is your personal private
life going straight out through your electric meter to your power
company, to your government, to the police, to the insurance company…
to anyone who cuts a deal with your power company to look at your life
under a microscope.
"Sorry, it's actually worse than that. People who don't cut a deal can
get your information too, by simply intercepting the wireless spewing
from the side of your house. Yes, smart meters are radio transmitters
licensed by the FCC. On this all-news radio station, every detail of
your electrical life is shooting off to some institutional data center
somewhere. Already, the police in Ohio, Texas, British Columbia, and
places I don't know about, are regularly using smart meter data to
pinpoint marijuana grow houses, enforce business licenses, and punish
people for doing things in the privacy of their own homes, that you are
not supposed to do, that they would not even know that you were doing,
if they were not spying on you.
"Your power company gets to sell your life story to whomever it wants.
Any unusual power consumption pattern is considered probable cause to
raid you for growing marijuana or running a computer server without a
PUC issues sweeping data access orders
"Many young companies have
sprung up based on being able to access consumers’ Smart Meter data and
package it in some meaningful form. So far they've had to make their
own assumptions about what data would be available, often forming
alliances between hardware and software companies."
A jaw dropping violation of
your privacy made possible by your utility company. Those "young
companies" don't care about your privacy, they want to sell it. How
shameful and isn't it nice California issues some rules after the cow is out of the barn?
There are billions of dollars involved with this 'smart meter'
business, make no mistake about it. Who
"Oncor Electric Delivery is the electricity transmission subsidiary of
Energy Future Holdings. Private equity firms TPG Capital, Kohlberg
Kravis & Roberts Co. and Goldman Sachs created Energy Future
Holdings by acquiring North Texas utility business TXU Corp. in October
2007. The $45 billion deal (including assumed debt) is the largest
leveraged buyout in history." How about companies who make the meters?
“Landis+Gyr – This Swiss-based company is one of the granddaddies of
electric metering in Europe, but word of warning to U.S. competitors:
They're making serious inroads here, including the massive Oncor
smart meter deployment in Texas; they're also working with AEP, SMUD,
PG&E and others.
“The company says it has won more than $1 billion in new orders around
the world this year, including major contracts in Australia, across the
Nordic countries, and in the U.S. And just last week the company
announced it had raised $100 million in shareholder capital to fund
rapid growth in smart metering. Even though the company was slow to
digest and integrate its previous acquisitions, and even though its
U.S. marketing has been lame, I don't see any sign that Landis+Gyr is
going to be anything but a serious player.“
I won't even get into the environmental disaster, livestock and all the
rest of the problems. I fully understand we have to have a reliable and
up to date power supply system in the U.S. I don't begrudge utility
companies making a profit because I am a free market advocate. But, not
at the expense of human health, not to mention all this 'dirty energy'
and what it does to livestock consumed by humans and to the
environment. The only ones to benefit from 'smart meters' will be
attorneys (lawsuits), utility companies and big pharmaceutical
companies from people getting sick and more prescriptions for more
meter' is an intregal part of something called the 'smart grid'.
Because of copyright issues, I can't scan the pages sent to me by a
fellow Texan in an email. Try to get a copy (or check your local
library) of the Spring 2011 Industry
Week Magazine. There is a huge article on the smart grid and all
about "controlling energy inside the consumer space" using real time.
That's you and me. Control us. It discusses the need to "change
attitudes". That means brain wash people into 'compliance' on how much
energy you will be allowed to
use and if you go over, think "they" won't shut off an appliance? Think
again because the utility company controlling those meters can and
will. That's the whole idea behind the so called "smart grid".
the pages my email friend sent from Industry
Week was literally frightening. What also made me want to vomit
is how proud those in the industry are in planning how to control all
of us. Are they that stupid? I guess they don't mind being a guinea pig
with their every movement inside their own home tracked and recorded
and sold to third parties.
think the outlaws in Congress want total control, you haven't seen
anything yet until you understand what's going on in the field of
energy, utility companies and companies who make and provide technology
for them. Privacy? If we don't fight back against this 'smart meter'
'smart grid' now, today, you won't have any privacy left. We will
literally be forced into a world of constant surveillance because
that's EXACTLY what 'smart meters' are - real time surveillance
of you and what goes on in your house without a search warrant.
things stand right now? I guess you can call it a stand off for the
moment. I've had no more visits from ONCOR nor has anyone come to read
the meter. If they knock on the door and request to read the meter, I
will unlock the gate and accompany them and watch while they read the
meter to make sure the fellow doesn't try to pull a fast one and
install a 'smart meter' while I'm in the house. Nice way to live.
Playing games to keep a dangerous device from being attached right
outside our bedroom window.
representative I mentioned earlier in this column contacted my new
state rep. They both have tried to contact ONCOR, but that upstanding
company won't return their calls. I've also retained legal counsel to
get a hearing in front of the Texas Public Utility Commission. When I
spoke with my state representative last week, Jim Landtroop, he
indicated they could also do something with the TPUC.
I have received dozens of emails from people telling me I only need put
a sign up on my fence that says do not install a smart meter or send
ONCOR a certified letter. Well, here is the reality of the situation:
they can turn off your power without notice regardless of how many
signs you post on your house. Read the fine print in your contract with
your utility carrier. Likely you'll find language that says when you
sign up with them you give their company permission to enter your
property for maintenance and installation of their technology. A nice
man contacted me to let me know that for $299.00 people can purchase a
'kit' to block part of the 'smart meter'. We live on a fixed income.
Why should I have to shell out $299.00 to deface or tamper with ONCOR's
equipment? I guarantee you, the utility companies are going to find out
and will be at your front door with a big, fat bill. They could claim
your interference with their equipment knocked out 34 refrigerators in
the area and caused a gazillion dollars in damage. Want to deal with
All this research and discussions with state representatives and my
attorney have eaten a massive amount of my time, but time I have had to
spend. Make no mistake -- there is a major war going on all across this
country over those meters even though there is nothing in the MSM or
cable networks like FAUX. In California, ten counties have banned them,
but PG & E doesn't care, they're installing them anyway. Folks in
one county were arrested for trying to hold their ground and keep PG
& E from installing them. This is America? The sheriff accompanies
utility workers to force dangerous devices on people's homes!
Last year there was a huge uproar in the Dallas area because those
meters do not read accurately and people's utility bills were double
and triple. There are many news items from around Texas about houses
catching on fire during the night because of the problems with wiring.
I could fill a thousand pages on this, but mark my words: This is a war
because it involves billions and billions of dollars. Oh, one other
little thing: Good bye tens of thousands of meter reader jobs. It will
all be done from a remote location. Humans need not apply for a job.
was a major landmark case decided in May of this year. A group of
folks out in Maine hired an energy attorney to represent them in front
of the Maine PUC. They won. Utility companies in Maine must give
customers the opportunity to opt out of having one of those dangerous
meters installed on their home. A blow to the money grubbers for their
'smart meter' scheme. Those citizens did it the right way by pooling
their money as a group to hire a good lawyer. Had they lost, could they
file a lawsuit? Yes, but we all know how costly that is and we the people should not have to spend our
hard earned money fighting utility companies for jumping the gun
regarding health issues for profit.
don't need an attorney to bring my case to the Texas PUC for a hearing.
But, in reality, I do need one because I need him to protect my rights
because he knows the law and knows how to proceed on something like
this, I don't. Each and every ruling will have an impact on the rest of
the country, which is why we have to proceed as quickly as we can, but
not risk getting bad decisions on the books. Right now, Maine's PUC
issued a land mark ruling. We can do it in all the states.
who have the 'smart meter' on your house, if you have any ill health
effects, document them in detail. Contact your state representative and
provide him/her (snail mail) with facts. The links below represent
expert opinions you can print out and include. It doesn't matter if
your legislature is out of session. Ours is until January 2013, but my
state representative is on this and if you do the same in your state, I
am confident we will see more legislators step up to the plate. At the
end of your letter, ask your state rep if he/she wants one of those
surveillance meters on their house and the data sold to outside third
parties without your permission? Ask
them if they want something so dangerous next to him/her and their
live in the State of Texas, I hope you will contact me. Whether you
have the meter yet or not, it is better to have many complainants to
the TPUC and also help to pay the attorney I have retained. I'm doing
all the research to help cut down on billable hours, but even though
Tommy is a friend, he cannot work for free. If a few dozen of us share
the cost of legal counsel, get this in front of the PUC and prevail, we
help all Texans as well as other states.
just want the TPUC to issue a ruling that says we have the right to opt
out, I want them (if they have the legal authority) to order ONCOR and
other companies in Texas who install those meters to remove them at their cost and reinstall the old
analog meters that work just fine. Because companies like ONCOR have,
without your permission, subjected their customers to a dangerous piece
of technology and literally are conducting wire tapping on your
residence, THEY, not the customer should bear the cost of replacement.
We'll also see what our state legislatures can do about those who have
the meters and want them removed with the utility companies rightfully
paying the cost. A major war and you can bet the big money will come
out with batteries of attorneys and lobbyists to fight the legislatures.
happens if the Texas PUC says no? Then, we go to the next step which
might involve a lawsuit. However, and this is where legal counsel is so
important: A lawsuit was filed here in Texas last year pro se, but was
kicked to the curb. I believe we have to start at the administrative
level first and that is your state PUC. And -- your state
representative. All state legislatures can call an emergency session.
Here in Texas, the vile political animal and globalist, Gov. Rick
Perry, issued an Executive Order in 2007 to force all young girls in
this state to take the deadly cocktail known as the HPV vaccine. Our
legislature held an emergency session and over rode his EO. I know
everyone is so buried in this fire and that, but the health of you and
your family is top priority and this can't wait.
Again, if you live in Texas and want to
join with me, please send me email: firstname.lastname@example.org
share this column with your mailing lists, family and friends because
those dangerous smart meters are now on the houses of millions of
Americans with more than one hundred million houses and apartments
buildings to go, as well as all retail and commercial buildings in the
entire country. Time is of the essence because as I said, this involves
big money and big plans by people who do not care the least about our
health and privacy. Only bigger profits at our expense. I refuse to be
used as a guinea pig, but my whole neighborhood has those smart meters.
The readings gather from house to house to house as they make their way
to the data collection point, so we are still getting some of it. My
husband's hearing aid has been going haywire the last six months. I
believe it's because of all the 'smart' meters in my neighborhood.
dozens of very good web sites on the 'smart meter'. It has taken so
much time to go through them. This one is very good:
documents below are the exhibits for my attorney; you can use them,
too. I know it's a lot of printing, but a few are going on a CD because
they are 50 to 100 pages. However, it's is critically important to be
well prepared because there are reports and analysis going to some of
the PUC's in states like California written by individuals and/or firms
who receive funding from the utility companies. In other words,
conflict of interest. All those reports claim there are no health risks
from 'smart meters'. The same claims were made a decade ago about cell
phones and now people around the world know different.
We all owe
a debt of gratitude to the individuals below for putting so much time
into their reports and assessments and making them available on line so
we have the ammunition to fight the powerful utility companies.
radiation readings were so high"
of Dr. David O. Carpenter, M.D
Submitted in the United States
District Court, District of Oregon, Portland Division, June 1, 2011.
Dr. Carpenter was educated at Harvard Medical School and is currently
Director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University
at Albany and Professor of Environmental Sciences within the School of
Public Health. Formerly Dean of the School of Public Health at the
University of Albandy and the Director of the Wadsworth Center for
Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health.
His entire statement should be a huge wake up call regarding ELF and RF.
Associates Environmental Consultants
second report from Sage &
Associates (put on a CD as it's 69 pages)
-Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from
Silver Springs OWS-NIC514 - Model Wireless Electric Meter
February 18, 2011 - another one for a CD because it's very lengthy
of Radiofrequency 100 pg report (put on a CD)
and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Biology
Department of Cell Biology & Biophysics Electromagnetic Biology
Professor Lukas H. Margaritis - Greece
Johansson, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Karolinska Institute),
Professor (Royal Institute of Technology)
Johansson, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Karolinska Institute in
Stockholm) to the Maine State Legislature
Magda Havas, S.Sc., Ph.D., Environmental and Resource Studies Program,
Associate Professor of
Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University in Canada, to
the California Council on Science
and Technology at their request for input regarding Smart Meters
“Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters”
on the Draft Report by the California Council on Science and Technology
from a physician to the Maine PUC about a patient
on California Council on Science and Technology’s Smart Meter Report, January 2011 Nancy Evans, Health Science Consultant, San Francisco
Study: Radiation from Cordless Phone Base Station Affects the Heart
meters do not save energy. Press Release from Connecticut's Attorney
General Jepsen Urges State Regulators to Reject CL & Ps Plan to Replace
Electric Meters - February 8, 2011
Customers Say Devices Make Them Sick
meters: public health nightmare or public utility boon?
Are Getting Sick From Wireless Smart Meters
Letter - To Members of the Michigan House of Representatives, Michigan Senate, and Adminstrative Officers
Green Sheen Wearing Thin- How Corporate Environmental Organizations are Providing Cover for the Mounting Ecological Catastrophe of the “Smart
Smart meters could cause grid instability
Obviously didn't work, but at least he tried. Not
based on health concerns:
Texas lawmaker urges a smart meter moratorium