Surely you have heard of it and probably not the real way of hearing about it. You probably heard the mass media talk about all the great things the Smart Grid will do for you and your family. However it is just another intrusive way of this great country. Another way to steal away the freedom of privacy we once enjoyed and instead we are getting screwed day after day with intrusive behaviors such as these. A recent woman told Duke Power she did not want the smart grid and they told her then live in the dark. In other words there is no option of whether you are getting it or not, either accept the intrusion or die in the cold.
Sharon Kinder-Geiger didn’t want a smart meter on the house she shares with her daughter, having read about health concerns from the meters’ RF radio waves. With Duke Energy rolling out smart meters in the Cincinnati area, Kinder-Geiger made her objections known. Duke’s response? According to a WCPO TV report, a utility worker drove up and turned off her power, disconnecting her house from the grid.
Unlike a growing number of states that have instituted opt-out policies that allow electric customers to pay a monthly fee to keep their analog meters, there is no such provision in Ohio.
So now Kinder-Geiger is using a gas generator, her fireplace and candles and looking into solar panels. She told WCPO: “Losing my freedom is a bummer. That would be a bummer for me. Losing my power, that’s an inconvenience. I will not stand down on this.”
Duke spokeswoman Sally Thelen suggested the health concerns are unfounded.
“There’s really not that sort of issue. Think of it as if you are going into a Starbucks, or going into somewhere with WiFi, like an airport, or a baby monitor, or garage door opener,” Thelen told WCPO. “Wireless technology is all around us, it is not unique to just the power industry.”
Thelen also said if the company allowed people to opt out, it would have to run two separate meter systems and costs would soar — costs that might have to be passed on to other ratepayers.
When you though smart phones, social media and drones were enough for the government to gather information on law abiding citizens we were wrong, now they need to go inside the house and gather data on what exactly it is you do in the privacy of your own home. Which think tank group came up with this plan. We know Google bought out Nest will will surely become another intrusive form of surveillance and now your friendly neighborhood power company wants the data.
How do we combat this? Where can we move to to get away from all the extremist madness. We are living under extremists that want to know when I am constipated in the bathroom, or when my wife and I are having intercourse. All you Facebook and government social media fans out there, is this what you want? You really want them knowing what you are doing every single second of your life. It is one thing to leave the house and know that you are under constant surveillance through traffic lights, or corner cameras, but inside the house too?
Maybe Mr. McCain will save us all and speak up about this or put forth an investigation. Are you kidding me.