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A reminder that Smart Meters can seriously endanger your health … the must-watch Take Back Your Power doco

I’m ever grateful to Josh del Sol’s production of this video, made at his own expense, illustrative of the passion some people have for social justice. They stick their necks out to warn the public when it would be easier not to.  It was my first eye opener to the hidden dangers of smart (dumb) meters, cleverly named to make you think they are the experts. They are not. This meter is not compulsory in NZ, remember this when you are told you have to have one. You don’t. See stopsmartmeters nz  website for info on that, and see also our Smart Meter pages for other info and videos on topic.

Published on Dec 1, 2017

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The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor your personal communications. Now, energy utilities and governments are reaching into your own home, through fast-tracked “smart” meters and spy-ready technology. But what if you have a choice? At stake is in-home surveillance, increased bills, emerging health risks and more hacking vulnerabilities. With compelling insight from whistleblowers, researchers, government agents, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, the award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power takes us on a journey to expose corporate and government corruption and erosion of rights in the name of “smart” and “green.” What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and empower you. Watch “Take Back Your Power” now: http://takebackyourpower.net FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/TakeBackYourPower TWITTER: http://twitter.com/TBYPfilm Produced & Directed by: Josh Del Sol Featuring: B. Blake Levitt, Foster Gamble, Bill Vander Zalm, Jeffrey Armstrong, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, James Turner esq, Dr. David O. Carptenter, Viginia Farver, Ian R. Crane, Michael Mitcham, Cal Washington, Anura Lawson. This film clip contains material used pursuant to fair use doctrine under 17 U.S.C. 107 and has been vetted by an experienced clearance attorney. The award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power uncovers the shocking story behind why hundreds of local governments are standing against the multi-billion dollar rollout of ‘smart’ utility meters. Take a journey of revelation, examining evidence of in-home privacy invasions, systemic over-billing, extortion, health & environmental harm, fires and unprecedented hacking vulnerability. And be inspired by emerging solutions. With compelling insight from whistleblowers, government agents, lawyers, doctors, researchers and environmentalists, Take Back Your Power investigates the claimed benefits and emerging risks of a profit-based global initiative that seeks to change the way we live. What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and ultimately empower you. https://takebackyourpower.net/
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Energy giants ‘bully their customers into getting smart meters’: Firms accused of flouting trading laws by telling families devices are a legal requirement

Smart Meters are not compulsory in NZ. I hear folk saying they’ve been harrassed here also, just persistently contacted and told they have to have one. They are being bluffed (unless they included it in the fine print of their contract) … don’t fall for it. I know of one elderly gentleman in a wheelchair who directed his powerco not to install one, and they did anyway. He demanded they remove it and he thought they had but they hadn’t. For more info on your rights in NZ go to our Smart Meter pages (main menu) and/or visit stopsmartmeters nz site.   EnvirowatchRangitikei


From the dailymail.co.uk

  • Households have been bombarded with texts, emails, letters and phone calls 
  • Citizens Advice reports a stream of complaints from harassed customers 
  • Letter from one supplier said: ‘We have legal requirement to change your meter’

Energy giants were last night accused of flouting trading laws by pressuring homeowners into getting smart meters.

Families are being told the digital devices are a legal requirement when they are not. Trading standards chiefs have told power firms that misleading customers in this way is a breach of consumer laws.

Households have been bombarded with texts, emails, letters and phone calls telling them they need a smart meter.

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