Wednesday, 22 June 2011

smart meters

Did you know there are people who wear tinfoil around their heads?
Did you know that I'm not one of them?

Smart meters are fancy little techno devices that connect your house and everything in it, to something esoterically called the smart grid. Well, if its smart, it HAS to ge good, right? and if something is called good, then it has to be good, right?
No, and no.
Smart meters will supposedly save money and electricity, by making your electricity usage viewable by the power companies and the powers that be, in real time. By doing so, they will be able to get rid of meter reader people, and their vehicles used to read your meters physically. That sounds reasonable. Unless of course you happen to be a meter reader or an automobile manufacturer/seller who makes part or all of your living off of reading said meters.
The meters are called smart, purposefully to automatically categorize those who oppose them, as less than smart. That in itself is ingenious, in a dastardly way. But thats the world we live in these days, the world of words.
By enabling the power companies and the powers that be access to individual energy usage, the theory is that.....(and this is the gov. of calif.'s sales pitch).....if we can know when power usage spikes, we can charge more for said power, thus automatically decreasing usage, and preventing rolling black outs.
But wait, it gets stupider. He said as an example, if usage increases during the hottest time of the day, when people will need their air conditioners, then rates can be increased to discourage wasteful usage of electricity.
Doesnt sound so smart when its said like that, does it?
Like, DUH! We KNOW usage will increase during heat waves and in the mornings and evenings, when most people statistically are home DOING STUFF. Why, if we already know this, do we need a radio transmitting (yep, ANOTHER electrical magnetic frequency) signal being sent through us to make our lives better. By knowing when power usage spikes, power companies can and will increase rates in an attempt to discourage over usage. They wont increase output to meet the demands of the customers, they will sock them when they are most vulnerable, and do it in the name of smartness or saving the planet or some other nonsense. AND, their profits will soar in the process.
Sounds like a win win, right?
Again, unless you are a meter reader, or some selfish planet hating neanderthal who isnt wiling to turn your air conditioner off when theres a heat wave.
Booooooooo!! BAD citizen!!!!

But thats just the UP side of the smart meters and the smart grid.
You see, the smart meters and smart appliances that are being manufactured and sold today, are able to transmit radio signals, as well as RECEIVE. That means, and you really are pretty naieve if you cant figure this one out on yur own, that all your smart-make-your-life-skip-to-my-lou-easier appliances can and will be controlled by someone other than you, the appliance owner.
I know, I know, enter the favorite stand by reply of non-smart people, "well, if you're not doing anything WRONG, then theres nothing wrong with the technology, RIGHT!?"

Let me ask you compliance nazis something.
Should WE, the united states of A., be bombing the country of Libya, because their leader is supposedly being mean and bad to those in his country that oppose him!?!?
I bet you think thats a stupid off topic question, but its exactly why you need me.
That country and their problems are their business. MY point is, OUR country and OUR leaders decided to bomb ther hell out of THEIR country, all in the name of humanity.
Imagine if a bomb went off in your neighborhood and there was some foreign leader on CNN proudly stating that you are being bombed because they decided it was in your and your country's best interest.
We are doing that, and we currently have leaders who are in charge of US doing that.
Now, who's the crazy one for not wanting this government in control of ANYTHING else in our personal lives!?!??
ME!?? Not hardly.
You believe what they tell you, even though they said the Libyan "kinetic action " would last days and not months. Even though they said there would be no ground troops there. ( ops troops have been there for months already and are most probably responsible for the "uprisings" in the very first place.) Even though they said we would be getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Do you REALLY believe that ANYTHING they do is for your benefit or your freedom or the good of society?
Why? Upon what do you base that belief or trust?
Because it feels good and is sensible, is why. They, the people running this country, make sure that you believe WHAT you believe, for their benefit, not yours. Everything you see and hear in your daily life is to promote goodness and sensibility. Unless, of course, you're someone like me who searches out what the hell is really going on in the world.
As long as dancing with the stars is on and you can play farmville on facebook, and the fireworks displays are displayed on the 4th of july, you are a very managable herd.

I have taken the red pill folks*, and have awakened from the matrix that is our life and our country. Once you do, there is no going back. Once you realize how much we have been lied to, the lies are much easier to see.
Whats it going to take?
At what point are you willing to say "this doesn't add up?"

Hey, dont worry. After reading my tripe, go to a site called "good". Its smart and educated and reasonable and nice and earth friendly and progressive and ........oh yeah........their motto is "a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and non profits PUSHING the world forward".
I'm not trying to "push" anybody anywhere. I want you to wake up and see for yourselves. Their approach, is to push.
As in shove. As in down your throat. And, as in the article you can read there about smart meters, if you disagree, you aren't smart, and they're going to have to do something about that, too.

Some people are sensitive to the emf signals that smart meters and cell towers send out, and some of them are forced to emf proof their homes or their heads. Some, but not all. Some plants and and animals and insects too. Tomatos, bees and bats, f'rinstance, have all been studied and shown to react negatively to emf signals.
Some humans too. As in cancer. As in migranes. As in a slew of health issues directly related to emf signals.

But, as long as some mega power company can regulate what we can turn on and when, and how much we have to pay for that privelage, everything is honky-dory.

Just don't mess with my internet .

woops. I forgot to mention that one.
Some other day.

Go back to sleep. At this point, with SO much going on, you're probably better off and much happier burying your heads in the proverbial sand.

*this is a Matrix movie reference and in no way indicitave of me actually taking any real pills, so you can't run to your lawyer with this one either.*

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