readers of my column know my husband and I and a large group of Texans
have been fighting installation of 'smart' meters for more than a year.
If you haven't read my columns on this fight, they
are at this link along with other important information.
in Texas, intellectually lazy "reporters" have covered our battle
using clever word smithing. In the column below it's to build a consensus
that those who want to keep their analog meter aren't very smart:
may let some folks keep their dumb old meters.
what I mean? Well, I don't want a meter that's dumb! I'm keeping my 'smart'
meter even though I don't even know what the heck one is, I'll follow
Dec. 13, 2012, the Texas PUC held
another one of their conferences.
oh-so-benevolent PUC commissioners apparently are committed (due to the
massive pressure from we the people) to formulate rules for a buy out
for the power companies and TDSPs called an opt out. Even though they
would never admit it, an opt out is actually music to the ears of the
power companies and TDSPs (Transmission Distribution Service Providers
who install the meters). The only thing companies like ONCOR and CenterPoint
care about is money.
than six million of those dangerous meters have now been installed in
the State of Texas. The push is on to complete full "deployment"
because the power companies and TDSPs know what's coming as far as an
opt out. They're banking on the fact that most Texans have no idea what
a 'smart' meter is other than being given some door hanger informing them
this great new meter they just installed is going to do wonders and save
them all kinds of money. Because the majority of people in this state
have no information about how dangerous they are to humans, animals and
the environment, as well as privacy issues, the TDSPs and power companies
are betting the number of people requesting an opt out will be tiny.
and March of this year, the author of HB 2129, Rep. Dennis Bonnen, wrote
a letter to the Texas PUC Commissioners. He is a mighty unhappy camper.
his letter he specifically says it was never the intention of the
legislation to force those meters on anyone.
that made any difference to ONCOR, CenterPoint and the other TDSPs? Not
a chance. As they have been doing for years, their employees climb over
people's fences, cut locks on gates and sneak onto people's property who
have notified them by certified mail they do not want a 'smart' meter.
The three PUC commissioners have allowed it to continue, as well as the
corporate thuggery by the TDSPs. You can see in response to our first
petition from CenterPoint,
page 5, they bring up HB 2129:
legislature has clearly expressed its intent that digital metering networks
should be implemented as rapidly as possible. In 2005, the legislature
passed HB 2129, urging the adoption of digital meter technology throughout
Texas as a means to increase reliability, promote energy conservation,
and enable customer choice...
2005 legislation "require[d] the Public Utility Commission (PUC)
to develop a plan for deployment of smart meter networks ...." Two
years later, HB 3693 "[e]xpressed the intent of the legislature that
net metering and advanced meter data networks be deployed as rapidly as
possible."' After studying the issue in depth, the legislature concluded
that rapid deployment of digital meter systems is the most effective method
of achieving the twin goals of "energy efficiency and conservation
document it talks about we petitioners having had numerous opportunities
to attend workshops at the PUC while the rule making was going on regarding
deployment of those meters. I didn't live in this state in 2005 for one
thing. Second, seven years later and most Texans still don't know what
those meters are other than being told they have no choice but to have
one installed on their home.
has exactly one sentence in the bill relating to 'smart' meters and the
word used is encouraged. Not mandatory. The very arrogant PUC Chairman,
Donna Nelson, used the same language
when she testified in Congress, September 8, 2011: "State legislation
has encouraged the implementation of advanced metering
by directing the Texas PUC to establish a cost recovery mechanism for
utilities that deploy smart meters and related networks."
TDSPs smelled hundreds of millions of dollars out of the District of Criminals
and future big bux because of the way billing would be structured, which
incidentally, has caused people's bills to skyrocket. Texans
Demand Freedom From Smart Meters: “The ‘smart’ meters
will not save the consumer any money, since he will be subjected to higher
time of day based rates and to interruption of his use of appliances.
The meters will not reduce the amount of electricity a customer uses nor
will it result in any savings.”
TDSPs decided to force those meters on homes (I still don't have one)
despite strenuous objection by home owners. As a result, people all over
this state are suffering very real and deleterious health problems that
won't go away. Serious health problems running up more health care costs.
People are unable to enjoy good health because of greed. Some can't work
because they are so sensitive to electromagnetic frequency radiation pulsing
all around them.
attorney filed an appeal in State District Court in Austin. We are waiting
for appointment of a trial judge and then David will get down to the business
of all the pre trial conferences. If our appeal for a full public hearing
with an administrative law judge is denied, we will go to the Texas Supreme
Court. If they deny us, that path ends.
while the wheels of justice turn slowly, we are also going to sue the
power companies and TDSPs for fraud as well as other legal issues. Thelma
Taormina and I are putting together documents our attorney needs to
file that lawsuit, which I hope will be filed the first quarter of 2013.
There is another lawsuit I'm hoping we can file around the same time as
the fraud lawsuit. I will be specific on that one later.
one is to sue the manufacturers, power companies, TDSPs and several other
entities lower on the pecking order under the consumer protection safety
laws. That takes one or two large law firms as class action lawsuits are
costly up front for them. I am contacting law firms. This is no different
than the class action lawsuit over VIOXX that killed more than 28,000
Americans before the ghouls at the Federal Death Administration (FDA)
pulled it off the market. They should have gone to prison along with the
the CEO of Merck.
else who sold a product that killed over 27,000 people would not have
avoided prison time. But, those of us who have done research and kept
up with what the FDA does know they are nothing more than pimps for the
big pharmaceutical companies protected by the prostitutes in Congress
who receive bushels of campaign money from them. If the FDA says it's
safe, I would run in the other direction.
Paid 3,468 Death Claims to Resolve Vioxx Suits - (A $4.85 billion settlement
(Merck also manufactures the deadly HPV vaccine cocktail)
to Plead Guilty, Pay $950 Million in U.S. Vioxx Probe (Criminal misdemeanor
same CenterPoint's link above, they
whine about the cost of an opt out running millions of dollars; pg
22. Additionally, CenterPoint then wants to scare the homeowner about
the cost of an opt out: "Based on a preliminary analysis, as shown
below, CenterPoint Houston estimates that the initial monthly charges
to optout customers could range anywhere from $25 a month to over $300
a month per customer, depending upon how many customers chose to opt out
of the digital meter program."
states like Maine and California have opt out provisions and rate payers
pay through the nose. None of that is acceptable to us.
Those Texans who were threatened with termination of power if they didn't
let ONCOR or CenterPoint install a 'smart' meter are now to be fleeced
because the TDSPs over stepped their authority by ignoring the intent
of HB 2129? I don't think so. It is a form of extortion and I believe
one could make a case under the Fourteenth Amendment for equal protection
under the law.
out is nothing more than a Band Aid. A person can opt out, but if they
are surrounded by 5,000 of those meters transmitting every 15 seconds,
it will not stop the damage to their body. Only until you do the research
as so many of us have, in my case more than 500 hours, one really can't
comprehend just how dangerous those 'smart' meters are and why they must
be banned in this country.
power companies and TDSPs in this state have relied on a couple of "expert"
reports. Believe me, they cherry pick the same as the big pharma houses
to get what they need for some governmental agency's approval. All the
scientists, experts and physicians world wide who are against 'smart'
meters are all wrong according to the power companies and TDSPs. Only
their couple of sources are credibile. They really do think we are stupid.
not giving up and we are not going away. The PUC may throw the peasants
a few scraps from their table, but we're not going to dine. This war is
no fun, believe me. We have so many issues we're fighting coming out of
the Outlaw Congress and bills we're trying to get through our state legislature.
But, we have no choice. We fight.
first three columns you will find links to credible scientific research
and opinions by doctors (link at top of column). The Internet is awash
with You Tube clips. It's difficult to print out everything and that's
why I want to tell you about a new documentary we should all support:
Take Back Your
Power: The "Smart" Meter Agenda Unveiled. It's a badly needed
documentary so that anyone in any state can give it to their state representative
so they can see why those meters must be banned. We must continue to stress
to our legislatures that their health and their family's health are also
at risk. They're not exempt from the harmful radiation emissions just
because they serve in the legislature.
nation is being blanketed with dirty electricity that IS detrimental to
all of us and future generations. That's not hyperbole on my part. This
is very serious stuff. I made a small donation to help get the above documentary
finished. I hope you will, too. If everyone gives a little for something
that benefits us all, the project gets completed. You can make a donation
on line or as I did via snail mail: Redfive Marketing, PO Box 621, Gibsons,
BC, Canada, V0N 1V0. The good folks in Canada are fighting just like we
are here in the U.S.
'smart' meter is only part of the story. There's a bigger agenda: the
'smart' grid. A clear and present danger to all of us, which I will cover
in an upcoming column.
Health Crisis: Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America
Excellent, short book:
Electricity - Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization
Hospital is First to Recognize Symptoms from Wireless Radiation
Meters Blow Appliances
Meter and Electromagnetic Radiation: Another Health Crisis Of Our Time
More Privacy: Smart Meters Are Surveillance Devices That Monitor
The Behavior In Your Home Every Single Minute Of Every Single Day
smart meter reading systems make life easy for intruders
Utilities and Meter Makers Just Admit Responsibility for Fires?
video: Smart meter fires explained
Experts from 20 Countries Caution About Smart Meter Risks
Safety Act And The Federal Death Administration
FDA Has Blood on Its Hands (VIOXX)
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