A few weeks ago I talked about the installation of "smart meters" on people's homes, to report to the power companies their customers' individual power usages and patterns, all part of the glorious utopia envisioned by Al Gore and Maurice Strong to regulate our power usage while they flit about in their private jets, consuming oil, and producing nothing by eco-friendly hot air. Well, as a customer of one of those power companies, I get, every month, a flier in the mail promising me a a whopping $20 rebate if I would but allow my power company to install a smart meter on my home and to allow them to automatically deduct my electric bill from my bank account.

Gee whizz...twenty whole dollars for the privilege of allowing them automatic access to my bank account and to monitor how much electricity I use and when I use it.

Well, now the Daily Bell is reporting a bit of a backlash, and you're going to love this:

California Recall ... Beginning of the End for Smart Meters?

For those having doubts that electromagnetic fields can have health effects, this little article should at least give them pause. As far as I'm concerned, the California backlash against the power companies and their smart meters is well-deserved; they have displayed little concern for the public welfare, have operated nuclear power plants in at best a "loose" fashion, and are little concerned with the health of the very customers who enable their profits. For me, the real significance in the article is these paragraphs:

"Word of California's 'smart' meter nightmare has spread across the country and around the world, prompting some utilities to place smart meter plans on hold, and recently Nevada's PUC to call for investigations into the health effects and other smart meter problems. Now in a dramatic turnaround that could signal the beginning of a widespread recall of wireless 'smart' meters, on October 28th PG&E re-installed a classic spinning disc analog meter on the home of Santa Cruz, CA resident Caitlin Phillips, who had been suffering headaches and other symptoms from her 'smart' meter.

"The move comes in response to verbal directives from the California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey, who recently told members of the public that the utility "will provide for you to go back to the analog meter if that's your choice." The CPUC has been slow to respond to thousands of ordinary citizens reporting health effects from the new meters.

"When a Wellington Energy installer (contracted with PG&E) came to install a smart meter at her home, Caitlin asked the installer to get off her property and not install, because of what a neighbor had told her about possible health damage and privacy violations. "When I returned home later, I discovered a smart meter on my house. That night I awoke to severe anxiety, headache, and buzzing in my teeth, and realized the new smart meter was on the other side of the wall from my bed."

"Caitlin reported her experience to PG&E and the CPUC, who both declined to rectify the situation. When the symptoms persisted, Caitlin sought the assistance of the Scotts Valley based group Stop Smart Meters! who provided an analog meter and referred her to a professional who could help her remove her 'smart' meter. As soon as the analog was installed, Caitlin's symptoms disappeared."

What gives me pause here is that Phillips' power company just went ahead and installed the smart meter on her home in spite of her protests, and did so in secret, and only after pressure, removed it and reinstalled the old analogue style meter after she experiences health problems. Perhaps it is time for the law to allow the personal assets of corporate executives to be subject to the processes of law when their corporations endanger the health of their customers. Perhaps that would make the elites less prone to push programs such as this without due regard for their fellow man. Perhaps it is time to rethink the special privileges we grant, not so much to corporations, but to those who run them? Perhaps... for there are many weighty arguments that can be advanced against that view.

But in any case, one thing I think is clear: the smart meter was never a smart idea; its candle-light brilliance was brilliance only in the dark foggy minds championing the globaloney of Al Gore and Maurice Strong.



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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. HAL838 on November 19, 2011 at 6:48 am


    Heads up, Joseph

  2. Thomask on November 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Dr. Bill Deagle on GCN’s Nutrimedical Report has been covering this issue in some depth. It seems one more dangerous facet in this is the ability of these meters to vary the frequencies of what they radiate into your home, giving them the ability to induce any variety of illnesses. There is a military facet to this, aimed at population control. They do not save energy from what I understand, but those who take them do find their energy bills spike upward a great bit.

  3. sj smith on November 9, 2011 at 4:38 am

    glad you’ve addressed this one. Maine CMP , a Spanish company with a monopoly on the state electrical supply, started putting them up, and then the PUC had so many complaints, they were forced to send out mailings with an opt out. I sent back a legal form letter prohibiting them to step foot on the place w/o written permission, that outlined the adverse health respects and potential surveillance capabilities. Aside from being the object of eye-rolling at home and in town, there is now organized reaction in Maine calling for the removal of these meters, which meter-readers still come out and read every month.The Al Gore toxic mercury CFL’s are so dangerous, one bulb and drastically poison an entire lake.Now incandescent bulbs are being discontinued, and halogen, leaving us with little alternative.My state legislators are all compliant , and the PUC does not respond to my queries either. One would think NESTLE WATERS N.A., would be in the front line of opposition to these bulbs, as they have now taken over every aquifer in the state of Maine, as well as every large law firm, legislator, DEP official, newspaper, television station and governor.

    • Jay on November 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

      No, incandescent bulbs are NOT being discontinued. Halogens are incandescent and are readily available.

      • Ramura on November 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

        Jay — I don’t know where you live, but I have been looking for “regular” light-bulbs for several months now any time I get near a market and I can no longer find them in the regular stores or at CostCo (San Francisco). Here, in the City, we don’t have Walmart, Target and other stores of their ilk (thank goodness!) so I can’t speak for the large chains. But being part of the corporatocracy I would be shocked if they weren’t LEADING the charge for the new dangerous bulbs. I suppose I could get REALLY on it and go searching at specialty stores or online but, as with all things, this is not the highest thing to do on my priority list.

        Same thing for fighting the Smart Meters. I have mentioned the topic to my co-tenants in a rent-controlled apartment building to see if they want to band together with me to take steps to block installation, but both the Trustee of the property and the Property Management company they hired to do actual interface says I “just have to take it.” No help there!

        This points out another aspect of what is going on. We are being bombarded from ALL fronts (and backs) on every conceivable aspect of our lives (food, supplements, vaccines, being forced into Pharma-model medicine, invasive TSA, invasive cellphones and electronics, energetic bombardment from ELF to UHF, and I’m just getting warmed up….) that it makes it nearly impossible to deal with anything but just what one MUST do to get through the week.

        I believe that this, too, is strategic and planned. A strategy of “Just keep everyone overwhelmed; hit them from all sides; they won’t be able to figure out what to do first/next/ever and, while you’re at it, keep ’em fighting amongst themselves over perceived differences in the political parties so they won’t notice the deep structural flaws that are driving the whole mess” is BY DESIGN! And it’s working, too, if I am any example of the average person. I am more aware than most, but if I made a list of all the areas I would like to block the rapidly encroaching legislation on (“Agenda 21!”), I doubt that I would have time to even send an email to my reps on each topic, let alone try to do something that would truly make a difference.

        I guess we each need to pick our battles appropriate to each individual situation. But this is like being attacked by hordes of locusts! They just keep coming and coming and coming….

  4. HAL838 on November 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I took a phone call from my local Electric Co.
    asking me if they could install one.

    I thought it was nice of them to ask and they didn’t
    go ahead————–
    but I do check periodically.

    ALL digital signals are bad for your health, not only
    directly, but indirectly as they are now supplanting
    your natural rythm to the planet and its total biosphere
    and the very necessary Electromagnetic field pulse.

    • HAL838 on November 16, 2011 at 7:25 am

      ooops !
      Got one !

      Three rents, three “smart matters.”

      This is the (foreclosing) bank’s doing,
      since the ‘owner’ abandoned it and I am
      the only one left, the bank has been (trying) to take
      many illegal liberties, starting with personal

      I put a stop to it in no uncertain terms, speaking THEIR
      language !
      I made plain that they were to stay clear of me
      until they were the LEGAL owners !!!!

      The ‘new’ meter is a considerable distance from me
      as I am at the pinnacle of the house.
      A large studio apartment, top floor.

  5. MattB on November 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Have these things in Australia-horrible!!!!!

    Many households that had these things installed experienced price increases sometimes in the order of 200% or more.

    Stay away from them like the plague-they are a money pit for the power companies…….and now we are about to get a carbon tax-more for less

    If you don’t have one they take ‘estimates’ on what you would probably have used based on past history-yep it is a dog’s breakfast!!!!!!!

  6. Robert Barricklow on November 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

    They really go for these Orwellian Double Speak handles.
    Smart Meter – If you don’t have any smarts to meter, you’ll be in-line for one.

  7. Citizen Quasar on November 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

    “Turns out that people don’t like the considerable hikes in their bills once Smart Meters are installed.”

    I have heard stories about how Smart Meters have increased their electric bills, ostensibly to cover the cost of installation. Once this is proven to be a lie, the implication is left that the “old” analog meters were somehow inaccurate and the electric companies failed to notice how much more electricity they were delivering than they were billing for. Never mind the fact that this has been going on for well over half a century and the electric companies haven’t said a peep about losing money because of it.

    As for how much a “smart” meter costs, I contrast “smart” electric meters with “smart” toilets. You know, the ones in public restrooms at libraries, banks, schools, grocery stores, etc. that flush themselves after you finish doing your business with them and then you walk away. I am sure that these things don’t cost that much or they wouldn’t install them in the first place.

    “Nor do they enjoy the health ramifications that are apparently involved, either.”

    Why would there be any “health ramifications” for the operation of such a device? This can only be because the devices emit their signals back to the electric company through the air to data collection points that then transmit them back to the electric company. The only such data collection points that I know of are cellphone towers. So there is a bandwidth fee to the telephone company that is nested in a “smart” meter’s electric bill.

    This, of course, allows anybody within range to intercept your personal electric consumption information and to use this for their own purposes or to CHANGE your personal information going to the electric company.

    [Hmmm… What if I allow them to install a “smart” meter and then I outsmart them by me intercepting my own atmospherically sent digital signal and then I reduce my electric consumption information by half and then I re-send the signal? …Oh never mind.]

    The fact remains that “smart” meters send digital signals into the air where I spend most of my time and this can interact with my brain waves which can’t be healthy.

    I submit that the smart thing to do with “smart” meters is to have them send their digital signals over hard wired connections to the electric company. If they are unable to encode this onto their standard 60 Hz (American) A/C delivery frequency and to sort it out when the signals all arrive at once then I suggest they add wires to their existing poles, along with drops to these meters when they install these in an area. To see how profitable this is, one only needs to consult their local cable television company about the cost of the same.

    “Perhaps it is time for the law to allow the personal assets of corporate executives to be subject to the processes of law when their corporations endanger the health of their customers.”

    It seems to me that the whole concept of a corporation, limiting personal liability by creating a legal fiction and giving it legal corporeal status in the stead of a real person, is the REAL problem behind this. While I agree that DBA, “doing business as” (for advertizing purposes), is an acceptable concept because it still holds the businessman liable, the entire concept of corporations should be outlawed…IMO.

    • Citizen Quasar on November 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

      Well, now that i think of it…

      Another solution would be energy independence. If free energy is not made available (“The Generator” in ‘Atlas Shrugged’ comes to mind) then at least small nuclear generators could run neighborhoods and individual buildings.

      And please don’t anyone tell me how “dangerous” this is. The same argument has been used for not having hydrogen or liquid oxygen vehicles. People gas up their cars everyday and I have NEVER heard of somebody blowing up a gas station while doing so.

      • Citizen Quasar on November 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

        A further consideration:

        While the electric company has a right to know the amount of electricity a customer uses in order for them to be able to properly bill that customer, as well as relevant contact information so that that customer’s bill is sent to the right customer, the electric company has NO reason to have ANY information concerning what the electricity is used for NOR how long any particular device is operated.

        THIS is the blatant violation of privacy that the electric company STATE PROTECTED MONOPOLY has NO right to; zero, zip, nil, zilch, nada.

        • Citizen Quasar on November 8, 2011 at 11:06 am


          All that a legitimate “Smart” meter should do is to read the meter once a month, just like the meter reading employee does, and to then send this ONE NUMBER to the electric company ONCE A MONTH.

          The fact that “smart” meters read more than this shows very clearly that they are being used for surveillance.

  8. Hermes on November 8, 2011 at 7:05 am

    End CORPS, the most liability protection against HARMING a HUMAN would be a partnership/co opt model. So if a group of ten investors want to risk their fortunes collectively on some whiz bang idea, then go right ahead…but you may all personally suffer the consequences, not your legal fiction called CORP.

    Real progress wont stop…BS progress will 🙂

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