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Smart Meters Part II


Smart Meters Part II

I wanted to wait until I had written confirmation from FPL but in light of the massive roll out of Smart Meters on Floridian’s homes I am posting the current information.

First and foremost I have been put on what FPL is calling a delay list. It is a start. While the Occupy Wall Street protesters are out protesting, I wonder if they realize Smart Meters are taking over their homes. Do they understand who the new big players really are? One woman I know has referred to FPL as the “Utility Barons”. Like taxes and healthcare, if something affects every man, woman and child should not there be open discussions? Mandatory installations on everyone’s home does not sound like the America I grew up in. Will all this data flowing freely back and forth prove to be unhealthy? My Dad always said for answers look to nature. If you have already have Smart Meters on your homes watch your pets especially dogs, cats and birds for any changes in health or behaviors.

I am by no means an expert on this matter and much of the technical information is beyond my understanding, but I will stand firm on the principal that when it comes to our individual homes what comes into them is a fundamental right. Why is there no Opt Out option? What is the rush? Why are utility companies pushing so hard to install a smart meter on every house, apartment, retail and commercial building in this country. Look no further than $2 trillion dollar “Smart Grid”. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386828,00.asp#fbid=Sm7eS3qXZEG and http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/smart-grid-news/2703-washington-electric-cooperative-received-smart-grid-loan.html

What you can do: Call and email Heidi Ellenberger. Customers can get their addresses put on FPL’s no wireless meter code list. heidi.ellenberger@FPL.com  305-552-2950.

What is the time usage rate? http://www.mge.com/images/PDF/Brochures/Residential/TimeofUse.pdf

For people with concerns the following web site. contain all the information you need and links to many other sites. http://www.smartmetermatrix.org/node/16?page=2 and http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?page_id=3235 What happens when things go wrong… http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?page_id=1280

Is it educating or is it control? You decide…http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/09/muskegon_county_to_get_consume.html
Do you spend hundreds to replace that refrigerator in the garage to save pennies on electric because google tells you to? http://www.google.com/powermeter/about/

Take a look at who is hosting the Florida Energy Summit and who the sponsors are (www.floridaenergysummit.com/sponsors.html) and ask yourself how they will make the money.

Smart Meter and Rare Earth Metals: Not really rare.

“Tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold are essential to the performance of our SMART technology used in cell phones, laptops, digital cameras and other high-end consumer electronics. These minerals are sourced from eastern Congo, home to the deadliest conflict in the world since World War II. Over 5 million people have died, and rape is epidemic. The armed militias and soldiers committing atrocities in Congo make hundreds of millions of dollars per year on the illicit trade in Congo’s minerals. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/sep/02/congo-blood-gold-mobile-phones-video?CMP=twt_iph

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/09/china-puts-squeeze-on-rare-earth-metals-resulting-in-compact-flourescent-bulb-prices-to-skyrocket/

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4 Responses to “Smart Meters Part II”
  1. Thank you for your excellent post! If you have concerns about being forced to live with this 2-way radio wireless radiation emitting privacy violating device, please show your support at Florida first protest against mandatory smart meters. OCT 25, 2011, 10 AM @ FPL’s HQ in JUNO BEACH

    At present, there is NO allowing for a permanent “opt-out” so if you are on the delay list, they will come back around to your home in time. I invite you to attend to protest the mandatory aspect of this metering program, even if you have no strong objections to the many controversial aspects of the smart meter itself.

    Details about the protest found here: http://www.smartmetermatrix.org/node/33

    Thanks for mentioning our website for Florida. It’s new and still a little ragged around the edges but lots more information is available here, and adding more every day.

    • Mack says:

      What do you mean no opt-out? The 2005 bill that provided for availabity of these meters said they were to be “offered” to customers and installed at “the customers request.” There is no law making smart meyers mandatory. You can refuse them, yoy can have them removed after install if you follow the proper procedures. Ours killed our dog, tripled our bills even though our pool and water heater are solar powered, and have made myself, my son, and my brother sick. We plan to have ours removed and will hire an attorney if necessary. For more truthful info about the dangers of these meters to your health and privacy, see stopsmartmeters.org and refusesmartmeter.com. FPL is lying to you if theu say the law requires you to have a smart meter.

  2. Sparky says:

    The trouble with smart meters………………. When first notified by FPL that smart meters were coming, I thought this might be a great way to save money!!! What I found was a maze of stunning information that took 6 months to unravel! I just happened to have the time to read over 50 reports by doctors such as: Sam Milham, Magda Havas, Daniel Hirsch, David Carpenter, Neil Cherry, Karl Maret, Olle Johannson and more. Many do not have this kind of time. Most of us are busy with day to day worries about children, our 401k, employment; basic survival! Smart meters serve no one but GE, Landis, Itron, the appliance industry, the software spy industry, and mostly the “Utility Barons”!!! This will be/is a huge money maker for them. They have rushed the program nationwide and have done a pretty good job of sneaking into S.Florida with little opposition. There was never any public debate and we have no law mandating that we accept the irradiation of our home.There is still no long term health study (by the FCC) proving smart meters are safe for all citizens. Warnings by eminent physicians and scientists are ignored. Most of us blindly accept this dangerous technology into our homes. We are trusting in others. The FCC standards are widely known to be outdated. The PSC (who is charged with protecting the public) is NOT on our side.

    The tide is slowly beginning to turn in many other states. Locally, our family cannot count on anyone to link arms with. What I can say is that we will keep refusing their “smart” meter… and refusing again and again and again. FPL ,”YOU WILL HAVE TO THREATEN TO TURN OFF OUR POWER BEFORE YOU FORCE YOUR PULSE, MODULATED MICROWAVE RADIATION INTO OUR HOME FOR A LIFETIME”.

    God Help America.

  3. Pam Pam says:

    Please note that the Sage Report has been debunked by The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). EPRI is an independent, non-profit company performing research, development and demonstration in the electricity sector for the benefit of the public.

    Please take a moment to read this article at

    http://www.marbleheadelectric.com/EPRI_SageReport.pdf

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