Unfortunately here in Texas, with our bought-off governor, the concept of privacy DOES NOT EXIST.
No one in our 2/3rds REPUBLICAN legislature has lifted a finger with regard to “Smart Meters”. They are being shoved down our throats, thanks to RICK PERRY, and if we refuse, we get to see the business end of a Constable’s side arm.
I get jealous of California. They STILL don’t pay sales tax on Amazon (we just got signed up for it - thank you state government), and they don’t don’t even pay sales tax on Net10 Wireless cell phones (we do, of course).
So, while California forced an opt-out - our lackeys in state government, including David Dewhurst at the top of the list (a Perry bitch), made sure that we wouldn’t get that option.
...and there’s even a thread today about Texas succeeding from the US - LOL, with this bunch the only reason they could come up with for leaving the US would be to take the honor of being the 32nd Mexican state.
I find that statement incredible. No one can force you at gunpoint to accept the installation of a smart meter, or any other private company's device.
At best, all they can do is refuse to provide service to your property if you refuse. If I'm wrong on this, then we're in deeper trouble than I ever imagined.
“I get jealous of California.”
The grass is always greener. California has the highest taxes and most business unfriendly regulatory environment in the United States. It is run by the leftiest of the left, starring Governor Moonbeam 2.0.
We CA FReepers are jealous of Texas.
Here in Maryland, where our provider is PEPCO deservedly the most reviled corporation in America, we were given two choices. 1) get a Smart Meter, 2) disconnect from the grid. There was no appeal, and this was done with the enthusiastic endorsement of our state gubmint and our Goobernor Martin O’Money, who sees himself as the next President.
We are already st up with a solar/hydro alternative system in our mountain retreat. When a coworker was describing our system to a visiting friend, who gushed about our “environmental sensitivity”, I replied, “Green is globaloney for the gullible. I’m doing this because I don’t trust liberals.” You coulda heard a pin drop in the lunch room.
The grid is at risk because of its fragile complexity and the Watermelon’s war on civilization.