By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tips: Brian B./Nancy Jacques/Janet Meyerhoff Blaze
Above: Public protest. Middle: Katharina Sandizell-Smith. Bottom: Fairfax council meeting.
PHOTOS BY TIM PORTER – Marin Magazine
Coming soon to your home unless you stop them – and you may never even get a choice – the insidious Smart Meter and the end of privacy as we know it. People don’t want these Big Brother devices installed and watching/recording their every move. Things are about to get ‘real’ between the government/Agenda 21 pushers and We The People. And if a fight comes, my money is on the Tea Party – they are a scrappy bunch and freedom lovers to boot.
The dance has already begun in certain places around the nation. In Marin, California, residents are slugging it out with PG&E and the FCC, UCLA’s epidemiology department and the California Public Utilities Commission. Looks like the Nanny State spared no expense in the fight to control Americans and I do mean ‘control.’ From Marin Magazine:
“Smart” gas and electricity meters, so called because they use wireless signals to transmit up-to-the-minute usage data rather than requiring visits from meter readers, have been a source of controversy in California since PG&E began installing them in late 2009. Concerns about privacy and accuracy have created an upswell of opposition from Bakersfield to Santa Cruz, but perhaps none as forceful as that in Marin. Here, educated and experienced activists—many of whom have been fighting against cell phone towers and other sources of electromagnetic radiation for a decade or more—have made smart meters the latest cause célèbre. And their message, which hinges on both health and individual autonomy, is catching on. Cotati, Bolinas and Novato have joined Fairfax in opposing the meters, as have the Marin Association of Realtors and the county Board of Supervisors.
Yet PG&E doesn’t need permission from communities to install the meters. In fact, 100,000 of the 216,000 smart meters slated for Marin are already in place. Statewide, PG&E has installed nearly 8 million of 10 million meters planned and expects to wrap up the project by early 2012. Similar rollouts are happening nationwide, with PG&E leading the way.
So much for getting your permission. They are going to cram Agenda 21 and Smart Meters right down America’s throat whether they want it or not. But before you think these were conservatives objecting, look again. It was primarily liberals. I do believe that we have found a meeting place in the middle – both sides hate big, controlling government. Notice I did not use the word Progressive, as the very definition of Progressivism is a love for big government. And while the liberal residents in California are concerned for their bodily health, conservatives are concerned for their Constitutional health, rights and freedoms. Both want their privacy. Agenda 21 and Smart Meters are bad for either cause. Here is a great video that explains more about Smart Meters:
From The American Dream:
Jerry Day, an electronics and media expert from Burbank California, recently detailed many of the ways that smart meters act as surveillance devices when they are installed in our homes….
- They individually identify electrical devices inside the home and record when they are operated causing invasion of privacy.
- They monitor household activity and occupancy in violation of rights and domestic security.
- They transmit wireless signals which may be intercepted by unauthorized and unknown parties. Those signals can be used to monitor behavior and occupancy and they can be used by criminals to aid criminal activity against the occupants.
- Data about occupant’s daily habits and activities are collected, recorded and stored in permanent databases which are accessed by parties not authorized or invited to know and share that private data.
- Those with access to the smart meter databases can review a permanent history of household activities complete with calendar and time-of-day metrics to gain a highly invasive and detailed view of the lives of the occupants.
- Those databases may be shared with, or fall into the hands of criminals, blackmailers, law enforcement, private hackers of wireless transmissions, power company employees, and other unidentified parties who may act against the interests of the occupants under metered surveillance.
- “Smart Meters” are, by definition, surveillance devices which violate Federal and State wiretapping laws by recording and storing databases of private and personal activities and behaviors without the consent or knowledge of those people who are monitored.
- It is possible for example, with analysis of certain “Smart Meter” data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants.
Saddle up boys and girls… Things are about to get very interesting in these United States of America. In a fascist sort of way that is.
Here we are at ‘opposites’ day again… In the name of reducing energy costs, the government wants to replace all meters with these creepy Smart Meters. The meters will cause energy bills to ‘necessarily skyrocket’ (wait, where have I heard that before?) and have a whole set of nifty nasty side effects such as failing systems and the opening of your personal information to hackers. The Feds are spending a ton of money on this conversion process and ask yourself, why is that? It’s obviously not to save money as the costs are astronomical. It’s also not to save the environment as it virtually does nothing to help it. But it does give government control over you – when and for how long to shut down your power, how much you have to pay for said power, usage monitoring, etc. This is all being done in part to catch the smallest of entrepreneurs who work from home to force them to get business licenses and submit to oversight by the government, with the added bennie of forcing many of them out of business. This is the Progressive groundwork to drastically raise the cost of energy, raise taxes and fees and to box Americans in, corralling them with judgments over their income, credit ratings, habits, etc. It’s a Marxist’s dream come true and the ultimate nightmare for freedom-loving Americans. How do you like Obama now America? Time for a do-over in 2012 – if we get that far.
Once installed, these meters will record a plethora of data concerning your personal lives and it will be stored in databases that you and I will never get access to. And the data could be wrong or flawed, but you will have little recourse to correct it. Literally life and death decisions will be made by our overlords using that data. Count on it. And unless you want to live entirely off the grid (and many are moving in that direction), you will submit. The data will be used by law enforcement and the government to ‘protect’ you. Do you really think your Constitutional rights will even figure into the equation down the road?
Welcome to a key element of Agenda 21. It is a plan by the UN not just for the US, but for the world. It will ‘fundamentally change‘ the entire planet into a Communist utopia if they get their way, ruled over by a select elite, who I guarantee, will not be subjected to the stringent rules and oversight that you and I will be.
When big business and government, along with politicians, combine to do what is best for the ‘American citizen,’ it can’t be good. GE has their grubby fingers in everyone else’s pie over this travesty. They will make money and gain exponential power doing so. For extra points class, what form of government is represented by the bonding of big business and political power?
“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” – Benito Mussolini
In the end, the question is will we as Americans stand for this? I fervently hope not. Our government feels that they along with Agenda 21 are outsmarting America. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our salvation lies in figuring out how to stop this atrocity being foisted on us by those who seek the ultimate ‘change’ in America that goes along with total control of the populace. Agenda 21 and all its parts such as Smart Meters need to go immediately. Get involved locally and stop this everywhere you can. If Agenda 21 keeps growing roots, America will be subsumed into the Thing From The Green Lagoon, sucking us all down into an uber-fascist green ooze.
Update: Agenda 21 in New York State — Home Rule and Article X
Power bills to soar by 30% in ‘green’ reforms
From The Radio Patriot:
Concerns Over Smart Meters Cyber Security
Man Refuses SmartMeter Installation
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Excellent article! You’re so right that other than monitoring us, these Smart Meters do nothing. So it’s logical to conclude that their intent is to invade our privacy and ultimately control/restrict our way of life through energy-prohibition… which will be foisted upon us very soon.
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If the information is being transmitted from our home through a wireless network isn’t there some way to jam the signal?
That, I do not know, but one would hope so. We shouldn’t have to do this though and they could level criminal charges at you for blocking it.
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From what I understand, the Smart Meters *WILL* be capable of more than just monitoring. The Smart Meters will “talk” and “listen” to the Smart Appliances in your house or office.
The theoretical benefit is that when the “rolling brownouts” hit, the Smart Meters will route power to vital appliances: the refrigerator, for example; maybe certain medical devices. Not the air conditioner, not your oven; they draw too much power and are “wasteful” of energy.
There’s also a benefit for the “use of raw power to gain support & discourage dissent” types who seem to be multiplying among the Left: all this Smart-stuff and the capacity to route power to “vital needs” and away from “excessive consumption” means that some functionary in Your Beneficent Government can decide that Citizen A “deserves” to have energy to power his PC and internet connections (especially if he’s a Union member and donates to Progressive candidates). That same government drone can also decide that Citizen B is not making “good choices” (perhaps he’s a known -gasp!- Republican), and so his use of the internet should be curtailed. It wouldn’t be “green” to let him waste energy on visiting conservative blogs, you know…
After all, energy is going to be really scarce and our Wise Government Employees will have to ration it based on SOME kind of standards — why not “reward your friends and punish your enemies” ?