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"Take Back Your Power:" New Documentary Exposes Smart Meters (video)!!

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posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 11:03 PM
This well-produced documentary is slated to be released on September 5th. (Yes, there's a charge, but they're raising money.)

I hadn't gotten into the smart meter argument yet because honestly, I couldn't take another issue that would turn my stomach. (It's like a daily battle trying to take in everything that's going on lately without losing one's mind.) But I watched this trailer and I don't think anyone should stay out of this argument. It's really gaining momentum and I was happy to see how many posts have been written at ATS on this subject and how many grassroots organizations are trying to fight the battle.

Take a look at the preview. It will at least give an introduction to those who haven't yet entered this arena. It woke me up....

There's also a website at

edit on 15-8-2013 by MRuss because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 12:13 AM
It's getting difficult to keep up with all of the privacy violations being foisted upon us.

I am literally having trouble keeping up with the insanity.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 07:44 AM
Thanks for posting this, I must admit that I am very ignorant in the 'smart meter' department. I don't understand how they can turn off your fridge or invade your privacy with this device but watching this trailer has now made me very curious.

SnF for you

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by MRuss

While I have to admit that I'm not that informed on the "Smart Meter" debate, at this point I'm far from convinced that there's anything to fear other than a loss of jobs and a huge savings for corporate america that, for the most part, won't be passed on to the consumer.

It's my understanding that there are two primary reasons for introducing the "Smart Meter." First and foremost in the eyes of the corporate CEO, would be the elimination of a whole class of employees, (meter readers & servicemen) thereby reducing overhead and increasing profits. The second reason would be to better track & manage the distribution of energy across the grid.

So what if they can better monitor your energy usage? That information would be quite beneficial in the quest to more efficiently manage our nation's energy grid. As a result of this "information feedback," some power providers in my area are offering free electricity after 9 p.m., (when their demand is low) thereby resulting in a direct saving for the consumer.

While they would have the ability to disconnect your service without sending a serviceman out to your location, I've seen no evidence whatsoever that they would have the ability to selectively shut down appliances in your home, much less monitor individual usage of those appliances.

It seems as though every time a new technology is rolled out, those who make their living selling "fear" start screaming about how it's really just another aspect of the government invading our lives. Hell if I didn't know better, I'd think someone had founded an anti-technology, "Ted Kacynski Society" or something like that.

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:42 AM
reply to post by Flatfish

It's a long term project. Not until people have smart appliances, will they be able to contol them. They can shut off your electricity if they see a need to stop electricity to your area for some reason. I can imagine if you are the type that keeps your air running all summer for a constant cool temp, you might be a customer that will get turned off or severely charged for your "over consumption". They can also price control your use. You use most of your electricity from 6 to 8 pm? You will pay double for the time slot. Not that they have done this yet, but I'd guess it's coming. I think we are just about at the point we'll tolerate anything, they've beaten us down so much.

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 09:56 AM
I get the creeps from reading about all of these WiFi enabled refrigerators and stoves, smart houses with monitors that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, cars that can be locked or started, or shut off remotely.

There are people losing their jobs over these smart meters, I turned away a guy who wanted to install one where I lived because of that aspect of it, the dumbass landlord though, fell for the pitch and let them install it.

The electronic / radiation aspects of the technology are bad enough, but don't address one of the possible issues I see that may arise from the technology.

I don't like the potential use of the technology that I see, and it has nothing to do with privacy either.

posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 04:51 PM

Originally posted by Flatfish
reply to post by MRuss
It seems as though every time a new technology is rolled out, those who make their living selling "fear" start screaming about how it's really just another aspect of the government invading our lives. Hell if I didn't know better, I'd think someone had founded an anti-technology, "Ted Kacynski Society" or something like that.

The possibility of appliances spying on you isn't very far fetched. Why they would selectively monitor certain appliances is beyond me, other than the fact that some will have wi-fi.

Wi-Fi Helps Appliances Think for Themselves

MIT Researchers Develop Technology That Can See Through Walls Using WiF

Does the smart meter have a Wi-Fi transmitter? Probably. I say this because water companies use wi-fi data transmitters to get meter readings, I can only assume that the power company has this ability as well for the service trucks to get information without physically reading the meter.

A lot has to do with how the smart meter works with this "smart infrastructure" I'm pretty sure this has made it easier for energy companies to gouge the public.

Although I've had a smart meter since 2011, I don't really get paranoid with it, but the fact that you can't refuse it is kind of sketchy.
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posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 02:11 AM
They now have gas smart meters to go along with electric smart meters.
All utilities with smart meters will be used to charge people by consumption
and amount paid will be determined by your income.
This is the end game being set up.
Also you will be allotted a certain amount of
KWH you can use a month. If you go over determined amount'
you will have to pay a extra charge.

The more money you make the more you pay to subsidize
welfare persons who get utilities subsidized.
Same as healthcare, now the law.
Has nothing to do with global warming.
Its about spreading the wealth by taking from the middle class
And making the populace on a more fairer financial setting.
In other words everyone poor.
At the same time government and businesses will skim from the profits
increasing their power and consolidating the wealth to the top
people who go along with the scheme.
Told to me by a fanatic progressive socialist.

posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 02:21 AM
By the way your tax dollars have paid for the smart meters and installation.
You think the energy companies paid for this. They were reimbursed with stimulus dollars.
Along with other fake programs that actually sends tax dollars to energy companies to install and pay for the meters.
You been fooled again.

posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 06:49 AM
We have had a smart meter for about a year, and a half and nothing has changed. They still send a person out to manually read them. Our guy has told us they have no plans on actually using the Wi-Fi over the next few years in this area. If our energy companies start getting crazy with rates I will be investing in at least a small solar array, which is something that has always intrigued me anyway.

posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 07:24 AM
Agenda 21 is now sustainable/smart development. Long term global planning to tackle over consumption and help those who can't help their selves. These meters are to increase efficiency and data mine. If civilization makes it long enough, our consumption will be managed by government being informed by quantum computing artificial intelligence.

It's not control for the sake of control. People are confused about long term planning necessities. seems many of these same people deny mans impact on the earth. It's interesting, but annoying.


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