In Naperville, IL, two mothers were arrested last week for refusing to allow utility workers to install controversial smart meters on their homes. The city’s new Naperville Smart Grid Initiative requires new controversial smart meters to be installed in every home. Residents opposed to the smart meters have been fighting the initiative for over two years. Jennifer Stahl, an advocate against the smart meters initiative, told The Blaze she “was protecting” her property when she refused to allow the smart meter installer install the device. She felt “like a momma bear protecting her babies,” she recalled.
Comments: That´s a bit harsh don´t you think? It´s getting very scary in this country. The monitoring and controlling of all of your behaviors marches on.
I´m also in a Chicago suburb where these things are now "voluntary," but it´s just a matter of time. They are for gathering info on your habits, just as the Black Boxes (now required in all 2014 cars) are to monitor your driving skills and miles (for when they start taxing us by miles we drive, not gallons purchased).
The Brown Shirts in jackboots are coming...haven´t we seen this before, like about 70 years ago in Europe. It starts and happens little by little...read Glenn Beck´s book Agenda 21, it is starting to happen!
#4, we will not be able to travel anywhere without THE Government knowing where we are.
This reminds me of the USSR and other totalitarian regimes, where all travel had to be approved. One couldn´t go from one town or village to the other without showing "one´s papers."
Hey! Where´s the ACLU? *crickets* ...i suspect they´ll be on the monitoring posts. Maybe they´re there already. They are as Left and despotic as the regime in power now.
Interesting, isn´t it, how those who promote themselves as so liberated from bourgeoise conventions are the most restrictive, domineering, despotic, tyrannical of all.
THEY are the ones who want to be in our homes AND bedrooms and bathrooms; and the doctor´s exam rooms, down and up the endoscopic tubes, and everywhere else. Don´t forget, they started with flush toilets and lightbulbs.
Actually, they started this all with controlling SPEECH. The political correctness machine began grinding and gnawing at Liberty in earnest with the Clintons and cohorts.
The fascistic statists will NOT tolerate home-schooling for much longer, either. They want total control over all children.
They can not and will not allow independent thought.
In a matter of a these few short years, we find ourselves spiralling down pell-mell into the totalitarian nightmarish vortex.
Ask those producing the electricity! Electricity provided to the public cost differently depending to time of day. Power providers use their lowest cost sources for their basic load. As the load increases providers must put on line higher cost/KWH sources resulting in higher net costs. When the electricity costs more for the providers they must charge more hence the meters measuring quantity and time.
I am so proud of these two women. I only wish more citizens had joined them. At least protested their arrest. It´s going to take citizens who are willing to fight the good fight for things to change. Silence and indifference invites tyranny and oppresion. Elections do have consequences.
Like it or not, the meter belongs to the electric co. The electricity is yours only after it leaves the meter. As it says in the article, they will install the Smart Meter, charge you extra for the manpower to read a standard meter…or disconnect you from the grid! Your choice.
These are now in parts of MD. One was already put on my home.
You can pay extra for manual reading, get the smart meter, or have your power turned off. It is only a matter of time before your only options are getting the smart meter or having the power turned off...
But what some people are not getting is the fact that these women were ARRESTED for not allowing the meters to be put on. The power company could have turned off their power but they didn´t even have THAT choice. This is more than just wrong. This is illegal...it is false imprisonment.
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