On the heels of Northeast Utilities admitting that smart meters are “irrational”, we’re seeing the wheels of reason and logic further come off the centralized energy cart(el).
In what is an illegal and thinly-veiled “psy-op” (psychological operation) attempting to stem the rising tide of awareness of the massive rights violations associated with their ‘smart’ meter deployments, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) actually disconnected the electricity from the home of Joshua Hart, a leader in the movement and director of StopSmartMeters.org.
As documented in our boat-rocking film Take Back Your Power, so-called ‘smart’ meter deployments are beleagured on many levels, being linked to in-home surveillance, unjustified billing increases, extortive “opt-out” practices/fees, home and appliance hackability, health symptoms (from pulsed microwave radiation and high-frequency voltage transients), and a rather long list of home fires.
Like hundreds of thousands, perhaps upwards of a million now in western countries, Hart is choosing to not have a ‘smart’ meter installed, preferring to not to have his living quarters be surveiled, irradiated or made easily hackable. And like many, he is not contributing to his utility’s Punitive Opt-Out Fund for the insolence of exercising constitutional and human right. (There are many ways to retain your right and not pay a fee or penalty for doing so — we have written about one such method here. Under no circumstances are you obligated to pay a fee to keep your analog meter, though writing a well-written notice via registered mail is often required.)
Joshua Hart said on his website:
“This is the first disconnect by PSREC for failure to pay ‘opt out’ fees. No one in PG&E/ SCE/ SDG&E areas of California have been disconnected solely for refusal to pay ‘opt out’ fees, and thousands have been ignoring toothless disconnect warnings and deducting the fees from their bill every month. Why are utilities going to such lengths to silence critics of their smart meter policies?”So-called ‘smart’ meters are not UL approved and have never been safety-tested. But according to grid engineering firms such as Raab Associates they are part of a technology roadmap which includes “mining data for intel” purposes, and “data mining and analytics” becoming core competency. What’s perhaps even more troubling is the connection between ‘smart’ meters and military R&D funding.
Thank goodness that huge numbers of people are realizing that, yes, our government is so corrupt, they would actually do deploy such technology upon their own people. Nipping the cognitive dissonance squarely in the bud is the starting point for things to change for the better.
Of government/corporatist/utility desire to maintain domination over their awakening customers, when pondering the latest PR stunts, the word “desperation” doth cometh to mind.
And when you watch the below video of PSREC’s General Manager Bob Marshall fighting with his conscience, you have to wonder how much he got paid off to disconnect, photograph and stalk Joshua Hart and his family. In an absurd demonstration of doublespeak-cronyism, Marshall actually accuses the individual whose electricity he illegally disconnected of being the bully. See for yourself:
Video: Bob Marshall PSREC General Manager Loses It In Aftermath of Illegal Disconnect