Some Thoughts on Smart Meters and the Latest Updates from NZ’s StopSmartMeters Site

I had a discussion recently with an electrician who has seen the vast changes in our country in the past two decades around how our country is managed, how our councils operate and how our power is delivered to us. The big sell-offs and the descent of our once sovereign nation into the abyss of phenomenal debt. He recalled the former wealth of both the local council and the local power company. You can read about the background to these changes in NZ from the 1980s onwards, all initiated by Rogernomics and the Big Experiment,  on the About, Money Trail and Corporation pages… you Kiwis were the guinea pigs to these great ‘economic innovations’ which clearly didn’t work … evidenced by the wider gap between rich and poor and the crippling debt we are in. We were conned. We used to have full employment and no debt. Once upon a time. And we owned our country. It is now owned by all in sundry, from all over the planet.

I asked the electrician his thoughts on Smart Meters. He had no fears whatsoever about them and told me what most call centers will tell you, they are no more harmful than cell phones. I conveyed to him that I had my concerns having watched the doco, Take Back Your Power. I asked him did anybody measure the radiation? … he replied ‘no’. I asked if he would mind watching the doco and giving me his feedback, being a local electrician. No he wasn’t interested at all to watch it.

This is what concerns me … few want to examine the evidence. However, that aside, the uppermost issue here for me is, our choice is being taken away. Correction, has been taken away. Once installed the companies will no longer remove a Smart Meter, even if they failed to secure your consent in the first place to install it. Yes they do just install them when you’re not home if you happen to have a meter on the outside of your house. Be aware if you are home, you have every right to non-consent of installation because they are NOT compulsory. Better still, tape a notice to your meter advising of your non-consent, and notify your power company in writing of the same. Once installed however, if you want the chip removed to prevent the emissions of radiation from remote reading (if it is removable) you pay … anything from $130 and upwards.

Gradually, by little increments, we have been coerced into receiving into our homes, a device that has many question marks over it that are backed by both professional medical opinion and independent scientific research that we would be at our peril to ignore. Here are some dots for you to join. Our cancer rate is now one in three. Why is the medical profession still researching for cures beyond chemo whilst ignoring the compelling research on environmental causes? Why also are they ignoring the natural cures that people are finding out for themselves?

If folks prefer to neither research this for themselves, nor look at the evidence that is available, then be it on their own heads, however, for those of us who do do the research and are aware of the hidden dangers of these devices, we surely must be given the choice to decline? Currently we do have that choice but, as many are aware, we have to insist on that option as we are not being told of it. I can only conclude here … as always … educate yourselves. We live in a different era now. Truth has taken on a new meaning; we need to find out the facts for ourselves. To do so visit the Smart Meter page on this site, and above all, an excellent starting point is to watch the doco, Take Back Your Power.

on that note …

Summarized here are updates from NZ’s StopSmartMeters Website. This is an excellent resource to keep you up to date with changes and developments relevant to NZ’s installation of Smart Meters also known as Advanced Meters.

Scientists petition UN

The link below relates how an international group of scientists who have expertise in electromagnetic radiation and health have petitioned the United Nations in the hope that this will result in better standards for devices that emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/emf-scientists-appeal-to-united-nations-for-better-safety-standards-for-non-ionising-radiation/

Do you know what ToU pricing  could mean for you?

Smart meters are often installed without people realising that smart meters potentially allow electricity companies to charge more for electricity depending on what time of day it is used.  (Read on for details…)
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/what-is-time-of-use-tou-pricing-and-how-could-it-affect-you/

Lots of smart meters explode (but not in NZ, to the best of my knowledge)

Exploding smart meters have been in the news in North America recently…here are some links to share…

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/hundreds-of-smart-meters-explode-in-california/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/more-smart-meters-explode/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/canadian-smart-meter-explodes/

Are “smart” gas meters a good idea?

I don’t think they are, personally. (A major NZ company in the smart meter industry seems to think they are a good thing however…and they are also being installed in Australia.)

Read on to learn the steps that one Australian has taken to ensure his existing (non-“smart”) gas meter cannot be replaced without his permission.

www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/stopping-a-smart-gas-meter-installation-an-australian-shows-the-way/
Some companies in the electricity industry are getting very excited by the “data mining” (aka snooping) potential offered by smart meters….  

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/companies-very-excited-about-mining-smart-meter-data/

Smart meter possibly affected by electrical storm…

Do you know of any cases in which a smart meter has become inaccurate after an electrical storm?
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/smart-meter-adversely-affected-by-electrical-storm/

3) Request for feedback 

Have you (or friends or family) had any peculiar experiences with a smart meter such as interference with electrical equipment?

Or recorded electricity use anomalies?

Or higher bills with no change in electricity use habits?

Or have you (or a friend) had a fire at your home or business that you think may have been caused by a smart meter?

If so, you can report such events to www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz via the Contact Form.  (Reports are kept confidential; information is posted on the site only if permission is given for this to be done.)
Consider signing up at the stopsmartmeters site and get their updates straight to your inbox

~ EnvirowatchRangitikei ~

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