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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:36 am    Post subject: Need a reason to go off grid? How 'bout forced smart meter? Reply with quote

Tempting to install a generator and a big tank of diesel.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does smart meter tell you how smart you are?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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First you should know that these “Smart” Meters give them the power to turn off whatever they want, when they want. They also have been known to make people sick, or act differently.

Sounds like magic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but probably related to the ever so important (and often not effective) flu shots and mandatory vaccines.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZOMG TEH RADIATIONZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ZOMG TEH RADIATIONZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


If you believe that don't you think you have the right, on your own property, to decide?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you believe that don't you think you have the right, on your own property, to decide?

Sure, but the choice is between utility service, and no utility service. They want utility service and to dictate how that utility is delivered. You don't get to have your cake and eat it. Especially when the objection is wholly irrational.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aidanjt wrote:
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If you believe that don't you think you have the right, on your own property, to decide?

Sure, but the choice is between utility service, and no utility service. They want utility service and to dictate how that utility is delivered. You don't get to have your cake and eat it. Especially when the objection is wholly irrational.


No, it's an arbitrary and stupid imposition they are forcing. The old meter works fine, use the old meter.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, it's an arbitrary and stupid imposition they are forcing. The old meter works fine, use the old meter.

No, old meters waste more energy, are laborious to read, and lack statistical fidelity and usefulness. Going by that logic, we should stay on fossil fuels until we burn every last gramme of the stuff even in attempts to get at the last grain, instead of changing over to cleaner, cheaper, more plentiful sources of power, because fossil 'works fine'.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this were a single private company, the government would want to break up the monopoly to foster competition, lower prices and choice. Government utilities should be treated equally.
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