METERS: A SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL CON JOB REVEALED
By Josh del Sol, filmmaker
and rights advocate Take Back
April 28, 2015
“smart” meters constitute the basis of the current version
of a “smart” grid – which is being rolled out in all
western nations. Also referred to by utilities as “AMI”,
“advanced”, “modernized”, or “automated”
meters, they are chiefly data-capturing and 2-way wireless communications
devices, which also have the ability to meter your utility usage (electricity,
water or gas).
vast array of personal information can be harvested on your in-home
activities, and then transmitted to corporations and governments in
hackable, low-level microwave radiation bursts. Approximately 50% of
homes and businesses in North America how have a “smart”
electricity meter attached.
the issue of utility meters may at first seem innocuous, it is set to
have profound consequences for virtually all aspects of our lives, and
even nature itself. As such, there is growing awareness and resistance
– which has been met with massive utility propaganda.
the resistance, utilities and governments are for the most part having
their way with their deployments, charging punitive “opt-out”
fees for those who do not wish to participate. But this may all soon
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are utilities saying “smart” meters are necessary?
is rather ironic that the stated intentions of smart meters are:
A) “to give customers tools to save energy and/or reduce bills”;
B) “to increase grid resiliency”; and
C) “to save the environment”.
Where smart meters have been installed, there are no energy savings
– but bills go up.
B) Individual homes and the entire power grid become much more vulnerable
C) Radiation from smart meters has now been demonstrated to negatively
impact all plants, insects, animals and all biological life –
issues with “smart” meters: What’s at stake?
customers around the world are choosing to take a stand against the
installation of smart meters for a variety of reasons, summed up below:
a smart meter is installed, the bill usually goes up. Your bill will
increase in three ways: 1) upon installation, 2) with planned usage
– happening everywhere, and 3) later, with “time-of-use”
immediately increase due to systemic accuracy issues with most types
of digital smart meters – which have been demonstrated in the
UK to show electricity usage even
when power to the home is shut off.
Obama stated in 2008 that, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system,
electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.” So, the rate increases
seem to be moving according to that plan… and it’s not just
limited to the United States. However, there are no demonstrated energy
savings – in fact, it appears that energy is being wasted by smart
meters and related infrastructure.
bottom line is that smart meters do not save energy, and you will be
charged more for your electricity, water and gas.
are spending billions of dollars to deploy smart meters. In addition,
governments such as the United States have funneled billions from “economic
stimulus” funds to provide incentives for utilities to deploy
smart meters. (Time
Magazine reported that the U.S. allocated $11 billion of stimulus funds
to utilities deploying “smart” grid.)
the U.S., utilities get government funds – up to $200M per utility
– only if they install smart meters. This huge financial incentive
is a huge reason why utilities are still attempting to continue installations
despite an array of problems, legal violations and ratepayer pushback.
it’s billions spent by utilities or government – it
all ends up being paid for by the people.
to my research over the past 3 years, the plan involves achieving a
greater and greater level of granularity and extraction of in-home data
over time. Unless stopped by the people, a centralized smart grid will
mean total eradication of privacy – even within your own home.
the former CIA director admitted his intentions
to spy on all Americans through their household appliances, even
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
has confirmed that data harvested by smart meters and smart appliances
will be very detailed and invasive. From the DOE
information could reveal personal details about the lives of consumers,
such as their daily schedules (including times when they are at
or away from home or asleep), whether their homes are equipped with
alarm systems, whether they own expensive electronic equipment such
as plasma TVs, and whether they use certain types of medical equipment.”
does not take much digging to see that there is a corporate intention
to effectively colonize your home. And your utility assumes that you
comply, unless you notify them that you do not consent.
your privacy totally falls into the hands of the morally corrupt and
power-centric, your ability to make choices about how you live would
be the next domino
Property rights violations
are actually wanting to use all of our private property to
serve as relay stations for their for-profit data-collection network.
have an easement to come onto your property to read and to service the
utility meter. They do not have an easement
to install unproven 2-way communication systems which send microwave
pulses to the next meter over, about what you do in your own home.
meters emit microwave radiation pulses at levels more than 1,000x stronger
than an active cell phone. The pulses are each several microseconds,
and each pulse is typically spaced out by several seconds to a minute.
a growing stack of published
scientific evidence indicating a significant risk of adverse biological
effects of this type of low-level microwave radiation… but we’re
being told it’s safe.
reason the utilities will tell you the amount is miniscule and attempt
to claim safety, is because 1) government “safety” standards
are outdated, based only on tissue heating, and actually ignore
most peer-reviewed published science; and 2) utilities average
the radiation output over time.
the real world, there are now thousands of published scientific studies
which indicate that the proliferation of smart meter (and tower) radiation
could potentially be catastrophic for all organic life. With scientific
evidence mounting, finally in 2011 the World Health Organization classified
this type of radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen.
have already reported serious health problems since smart meter installation.
Reported symptoms include: sleep problems, anxiety, irritability, headaches,
ringing in the ears, mental difficulties, fatigue, physical weakness,
dizziness, heart palpitations, chest pain, hyperactivity or changes
in children’s behavior, and recurrence of cancer. (see
full list of reported symptoms)
the UK, the Institute of Directors (IoD) recently released a
report, stating that smart meters are an IT distaster waiting to
happen, and that the program should be “halted, altered or scrapped”
to avoid an “unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake.”
in the media, it’s becoming common knowledge that the entire power
grid will be at risk to be taken down by hacking. In July, 2014, an
article was featured
at Bloomberg.com regarding hackers finding an open back door to the
power grid. According
to the article:
wind farms, solar panels and smart meters to the power distribution
system opens additional portals through which hackers can attack the
grid, according to computer security experts advising governments
electronic meters that send real time power usage to consumers and
utilities are providing new back-door entry paths for computer hackers
to raise havoc with the grid.”
meters are bad news for your home security – and for the entire
power grid. It’s insane that one of the reasons they are being
deployed is supposedly “grid resiliency”.
have been thousands of smart meter-caused fires, including several
fatalities. Smart meters are typically not UL- or CSA-approved (or
equivalent). They are a plastic device designed to only function for
several years before needing replacement or “upgrading.”
Traditional safe analog meters
are made of glass and metal, are more accurate, and last 40 years or
March 30, 2015, hundreds of smart meters simultaneously
exploded in Stockton, California, when a truck ran into a utility
pole. There have also been several other incidents of simultaneous explosions,
each causing fires or damage on between dozens and hundreds of homes.
a string of fires, utilities in Saskatchewan, Portland OR, Lakeland
FL and other regions have removed smart meters. When a fire happens,
everywhere are removing the metersbefore firefighters
can conduct proper investigations. This is a negligent, criminal act.
utilities lied when they said smart meters would make the electricity
grid “resilient” and “self-healing.” Nothing
could be further from the truth, and this long, long list of incidents
is more proof of the failure of “smart” meter programs
out: The smart meter deployment agenda
is perhaps even more disturbing than any particular issue listed above,
is the way in which smart meters programs continue to be supported
by public officials and implemented by utilities:
in corporate secrecy instead of visibility – even in many cases
laws being arbitrarily changed to facilitate rollout; • without heed to personal privacy rights; • without heed to personal property rights; • without heed to published science; • without heed to credible experts from a variety
of industries; • without any due process of testing
to make sure devices are safe; and • with PUNITIVE OPT-OUT fees in many cases
for people who do not want a so-called “smart” meter.
hundreds of cities and regions have now voted against mandated
smart meters, utilities continue to steamroll the agenda forward –totally
of the ordinances and moratoriums passed. How is this possible?
is now obviously an awakening that corporations are going too far in
their quest for ever-greater control at the expense of human freedom,
health and basic rights.
smart meter agenda is being deployed in the name of “climate action”
– but it actually wastes energy and harms the ecosystem (including
people everywhere) with a blanketing network of microwave radiation.
actual reason for this deployment is the centralized powers in our society
giving themselves greater control, more money, and detailed data about
everything we ever do – which they consider to be financially
worth more than the entire electric utility industry.
is to facilitate a transition to an information-based economy, packaged
as an “internet of things”, where we are all the human
resource and product being packaged and sold.
solutions to the problems we face, such as new energy technologies or
ways to produce clean water from seawater, are available
– but are considered disruptive and thus
currently suppressed by the corporate-government complex.
Three steps you can take
the watchdog has left the building, it is now up to individuals to participate
and change the situation directly.
The first step is removing your consent for a “smart”
meter – in writing (see example). The utility will likely attempt
to tell you that either you have no rights, or that you have to succumb
to their extortive opt-out fee – but keep going. Remember that
you have with them can be deemed a contract, so only deal with them
in writing, and rebut the propagandic letter(s) they send.
The second step is to spread the word and get together with community
to form an action group. The main purpose of our documentary Take
Back Your Power is to offer a highly-impactful way people can
get informed to a deep level in under 90 minutes.
The third step is to go on the offensive against the utility and any
public servants that are explicitly supporting the smart meter agenda,
or allowing it to happen. While most traditional legal approaches
and even class-action lawsuits seem to be stalled or delayed by a
corrupt judicial system, an emerging way to take effective action
is to do a liability-based private action – a Notice of Liability.
can address the situation like a business contract – including
a fee schedule. It’s all just business – all about money
to them, right? What utilities are motivated by is money, and what they
fear is liability and focused action.
The utility’s offer to install a smart meter is a change of terms
in your service contract. Whether you have one or not, you can do a
“conditional acceptance” of this offer – similar perhaps
to the process of selling a house. Along with this conditional acceptance
is an affidavit (a document of the facts which you affirm to be true),
which is required to be rebutted point-by-point. If it is not rebutted,
your terms stand, which include a fee schedule chosen by you. There
is a defaulting process, including a rebutting of anything you receive
back, which appears to put a good deal of fear into those supporting
the smart meter agenda.
solutions develop and the movement continues to grow, we will have more
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you have done your own research, and come to your own conclusions, we
sincerely hope you feel inspired to take a stand for what you value.
You will be standing with millions of others around the globe who are
waking up and taking back their power.
vast array of personal information can be harvested on your in-home activities,
and then transmitted to corporations and governments in hackable, low-level
microwave radiation bursts. Approximately 50% of homes and businesses
in North America how have a “smart” electricity meter attached.