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The Really Weird World Of Smart Meters

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Source:  Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Probably when those who either question and/or oppose AMI Smart Meters thought the situation couldn’t get any more weird than it is regarding misinformation and lack of transparency about the so-called “consensus science” that dominates technology, medicine, pharmacology and vaccines, the makers of one high-profile Smart Meter, Landis+Gyr seemingly has outdone itself.

The website Blacklisted News featured an article titled “Smart Meter Company Landis+Gyr Now Using Copyright To Try To Hide Public Records.”  What happened to transparency, especially in high tech science?  Is there information they don’t want the public to know?

As some background information, back in 2016 L+G took some legal action, which was chronicled in the Tech Dirt article “’Smart Grid’ Company Demands MuckRock Turn Over Info On Anyone Who Might Have Seen Public Records Docs Involving It.”

Hmmm!

It would seem that L+G executives and legal department don’t understand the meaning of “public records” or they may be desperate to use legal harassment tactics to prevent information getting out that consumers and others have every legal right to know about products L+G manufactures and sells.

Enforcement tactics regrettably include consumers being forced—against their wills and by duress techniques, e.g., no AMI SM, no utility service to your home—by state laws, public utility commissions and utility companies to be placed on to homes, businesses and everywhere in between.  What is it that I’m not getting when AMI SMs are not mandated in the 2005 Energy Act [Public Law 109-58, The Energy Policy Act of 2005 §1252 Smart Metering], as that would be unconstitutional?

Furthermore, it’s a known principle in U.S. law that if a state law allows something, but federal law does not allow/permit it, then it’s illegal!  What happened at state levels mandating AMI SMs?  Clue: Check out the UN’s Agenda 21 and 2030 and why AMI SMs are an integral part of the global surveillance state!

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Baraboo cuts off 81-year-old great-grandma’s water for resisting smart meter

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 Stop Smart Meters Wisconsin

July 10, 2013

NEWS FLASH: As I was writing this, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt announced a smart meter opt out bill for Wisconsin, LRB 0644/2— Relating to:  installation of smart meters at premises of public utility customers and allowing an opt-out. He will talk today on Vicki McKenna’s radio show at 5:06 p.m. about the proposed bill. Please TELL state lawmakers to support this law, which protects individual property and health choices.

Yesterday Audrey Parker’s city shut off her water because she refused to get their new smart water meter due to health and privacy concerns. The City of Baraboo heard her request last fall to opt out of the radiofrequency emitting meter, and has threatened her with various shut off dates since then.

A growing number of people nationwide (and worldwide) are rejecting smart meters. Besides the point nininithat no one should be forced to have a radiation-producing meter against their will in order to get utility service, WI Public Service Commission code actually prohibits shut-offs for sensitive populations. So, likely this “smart” city has made a rather dumb decision legally, not to mention a heartless one.

PSC 113.0304(4) (4) Conditions for disconnection. A utility may disconnect only those households whose gross quarterly incomes are above 250% of the federal income poverty guidelines and where health and safety would not be endangered because of the infirmities of age, developmental or mental disabilities or like infirmities incurred at any age or the frailties associated with being very young, if service were terminated or not restored.

Baraboo should follow the example of Madison Water Utility and the Town of Sheboygan in allowing smart meter opt outs for individuals. The 2005 federal Energy law stated that smart meters should be “offered” not forced upon residents. Just because utilities “can” choose their own equipment does not mean they should trash customer service in the process. The Public Service Commission should make a ruling to allow it in the name of fairness and good customer relations. Last fall, the PSC denied a Madison petition for statewide utility customer “bill of rights” for opt outs.

Non-transmitting analog meters should be a choice for every resident in the state. To deny customers this choice is an abuse of power by these utility monopolies. It is about time Wisconsin had a law to protect utility customers from this bull-headed, heartless abuse.

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