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There is a sinister agenda underway to forcibly convert every standard electric meter in the U.S. to the "smart" variety under the guise of promoting renewable energy interests. And one of the latest pieces of Trojan horse legislation pushing for this ominous transformation is the Smart Grid Advancement Act of 2013, introduced by Representative Jerry McNerney (D-Cal.) and co-authored by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.), which would force utilities all across the country to convert their customers to smart meters.
What else does this inauspicious bill aim to accomplish? According to a summary of the bill, posted as H.R. 2685 at GovTrack.us -- you need to read between the lines to really understand what is being stated in this summary -- certified Energy Star appliances and other energy-saving products will be required to contain wireless technologies capable of communicating with both energy providers and potentially even the government. "[T]he bill would require appliances with the Energy Star label to include wireless transmitters that cannot be turned off, in order to communicate (and presumably cough up your private data and respond to orders from Big Brother Smart Grid to switch you off at a moment's notice, as happened to dozens of people in Northern California recently when their not-so-smart-AC program cut off their air conditioning at the height of the recent heat wave," adds StopSmartMeters.org. "The bill would also establish a 'smart grid information center' that would presumably create pro-smart-grid propaganda at the taxpayer's expense."
Even worse is the fact that Landis Gyr, a major smart meter manufacturer that describes itself as a "world leader" in smart grid technology, let the cat out of the bag that the National Security Agency (NSA), which we now know actively spies on innocent Americans' phone calls and text messages, also uses smart meters to spy on Americans.
Originally posted by marg6043
I don't like the smart meters they pose a health hazard to people and homes as many of them seem to caught fire and some people that are sensitive wireless waves causing all kind of problems like headaches and ringing in the ears.
Also I wonder if is anyway that we can do to mess around with them.
Originally posted by ShadellacZumbrum
reply to post by madmac5150
My Electric Cooperative converted to those "Smart Meters" about 2 years ago. They explained it to be the "Cat's @$$" as far as sending the data instead of having to go out and read it.
Before it was installed my average electric bill was $75.00 per month.
After the installation my average bill was $120.00 a month.
I called and complained and they told me that I apparently was using more electric because the "Meter Said So".
I told them that they need to come and remove this meter and shove it up the @$$es. They told me "Ain't No Chance In Hell".
I have Not used any air conditioning at all this year because of that.
edit on 1-8-2013 by ShadellacZumbrum because: (no reason given)