smart meters, you and GUS....
addendum at bottom: February 11, 2013
with respect....it is about picking your battles...
Is GUS (government US) about to install a 'smart meter' on your electrical system? Feeling anxious about the high energy microwaves beaming out constantly from these deadly devices? Having nightmares about DNA damage, and fascistic intrusion from 'your' power company?
Well, you are certainly NOT alone. In fact i just was reading about a poor woman who refused the smart meter and had her power disconnected in these frigid temperatures. What kind of a human would/could do that? These power company employees must have balls the size of nano-particles to participate in such abuse of the elderly.
But what is to be done? In many states, the power companies send the police along with the installers to force you to submit to the will of GUS. In many reports, the home owners are intimidated, roughed up, threatened, abused, and arrested for standing up for their rights against the minions of GUS and 'big power'.
So, is there a 'safe and effective' strategy for dealing with this new intrusion from GUS?
Well, having had a look at these smart meters (one installed at a friend's house in the next county over), it is my opinion that it is UNWISE to resist the installation of these devices.....and also TOTALLY unnecessary.
Yes, totally unnecessary. In my opinion, i would allow them to install such a smart meter at my house. Why? Well, it has to do with me being a pissy bastard.
i noticed that the smart meters are using a glass bulb housing to protect their microwave broadcasting unit on the top of the unit.(i used to be an appliance repairman in my wasted youth and worked on the original Amana 'radar ranges' so know a bit about microwave technologies.) This bulb is quite prominent and is very easily located. Further, in the three designs that i have seen, all have the same bulb housing for their broadcast mechanism.
So, as a pissy bastard who does not want a smart meter, but also who does not want to fight it out with GUS over this issue, what i would do is to be all smiles as they install the device. Of course i would do my best to politely educate the installer and any GUS minions as to the harm their participation causes, and i would formally, in a written fashion object to the installation, but i would take no physical action to stop them. This is due to the old saying that 'a blaster can point both ways'.....from Issac Asimov's Foundation series.
The point is this...the smart meters are announced as providing remote reading of your electrical usage which is promoted as saving money for the power companies and then ultimately, you. They are to do this by beaming out vast quantities of microwaves, in dangerous frequencies, more or less indiscriminately 24 hours a day.
So what i will do is to put a little 'cap' of folded aluminium foil over the broadcast bulb of the smart meter. This accomplishes three things instantly: first, it shuts off the microwaves as a source of health degrading energies in my local environment. Second, it deprives the power company of their stated benefit. They will discover the meter is not reporting and have to send someone out to remove the foil hat. Which, of course, i will instantly replace as soon as i have noticed it removed. Month after month (up to the global coastal event by June 2013) we could play this interesting game. Then, third, the foil will redirect the microwaves into the device, providing an interesting working environment for all the chippy bits inside.
A fourth benefit is that there would be a much reduced level of tension in my world. You see, it is a matter of perspective. If i had the view that THEY were putting a poisoning, evil device on my electrical service, and i was powerless to affect them in this process, i would go batshit....and likely would be arrested. However, if i change my view to the idea that i am allowing them to install their evil as part of my plan to twist the system til it hurts, well, then i can be quite content as i am really the one in control of the situation.
If you consider this aluminium foil strategy at the energy level, look at how quickly the asymmetry works to collapse their whole system. The power companies no longer have the personnel to perform manual reads of your meter. Nor to come and remove the foil off of even a small fraction of the smart meters that they intend to install. So the very small amount of energy that is required for me to make a new foil hat for the bulb each month is vastly magnified in what is required for the power companies and GUS to respond. They will be spending hundreds of $ to remove each foil hat....and that is some expensive metal.
It is my contention that there are likely already enough installed smart meters to totally rubbish this idea of these devices if even a quarter of those in place now were fitted with little bulb hats.
February 11, 2013 addendum
So in some states it is illegal to 'tamper' with the power companies electrical equipment. This is why some people with more guts than brains are using electrical energy in the form of microwaves (from activation tubes removed from microwave ovens) to disable the devices...no law against it (apparently). But in those states where it is illegal, it would not be advisable to violate this law. There are actually other ways of intruding on these devices.
First, note that concern about backscatter microwave radiation is quite real. Solid steel or many layers of thick, commerical cooking foil would be needed on the inside wall where the smart meter is installed (unless wall is exceptionally thick). This will go a long ways toward protecting the inside from the microwave exposure. Second note that microwaves are funny little critters that are designed to go through, or around most anything. But there is the catch...like superman, microwaves have a couple of types of kryptonite.
Many low cost, household items such as 'silvered mirrors', can be employed as reflective surfaces should the home owner desire to protect their valuable shubbery from microwave exposure by these ill considered devices.
Further, microwaves have an affinity for, and are absorbed by, water. Thus you risk as a bag of mostly water walking around in these microwaves. So....big bags of water, place strategically to water plants, or ????? have been known to disrupt microwave signals. Or bird houses, also foil lined to protect the poor little birdies, make a great decoration.
Also it may help to ground the tin foil in some meter designs by runninig a strip of it over to a convenient ground. But note that the National Building Codes can be used against you then as there are rules about what, and how many grounds may be established on a property.
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