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Ohio Power Cuts Off Woman Who Refuses Smart Meter

- by - February 9, 2013 - 17:24 America/New_York - 7 Comments

Still think Smart Meters are Benign? Why Does the Power Co. & Law Enforcement Want Them So Much?

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  1. MaryfromMarin

    February 9th, 2013

    Perhaps this is just another of the government’s ways of thinning the populace. Cheaper than a death panel.

    I want my country back.

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  2. Dadof3

    February 9th, 2013

    She went off grid. Unprepared for it but she’s off grid now.

    Ironically, if she went off grid by her own choice they would be suspicious of her and cause her trouble.

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  3. Lowell

    February 9th, 2013

    That “smart meter” has the same RF foot print as a cell phone. Does she have one of those? Sorry folks, I just can’t get on board with this shit.

    Same as a microwave oven? Is this guy an idiot?

    Ignorance abounds and here is one more documented example. If she doesn’t want the power company to know WHEN she is using power, I guess that is reason enough to do without. That is all the ‘smart meter’ does differently than the one that has gears.

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  4. Dadof3

    February 9th, 2013

    Yup, I have one and I checked out what it had to say online. It’s guessing a lot. It attributted a lot of my energy use to items I don’t have.

    I’m thinking they have profiles for usage like patterns of amps used, length of time for a cycle, etc. and pick the closest match.

    Maybe there are some new appliances it can communicate with but I don’t know.

    May be able to spot an inside pot farm if the grower is stupid about usage during odd times of day.

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  5. MaryfromMarin

    February 10th, 2013

    @Dadof3–

    I went to a presentation by someone who has been researching this stuff for a long time (sorry I can’t give more details, because it was a while ago). He said that, even though older appliances aren’t capable of “talking” with Smart Meters, new/upcoming appliances WILL be designed with communication capability. Everyone replaces their appliances eventually.

    I see no reason to doubt him. Sit patrifamilias cavete.

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  6. Dadof3

    February 10th, 2013

    I suspected as much, Mary. It’s logical.

    That led me to think there may be a filter than can be easily used to blank things out. While not an electrician, I’m thinking it should be a simple device, easily attached.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    February 10th, 2013

    @Dadof3–

    The person who comes up with a filter like that could make a fortune.

    Unfortunately, he/she’d probably be put into prison as an “enemy of the state”.

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