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Nevada energy sends armed men to disconnect power just for opting out (Smart Meter)
The Watchers ^ | 9-21-2012 | Adonai

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT by Renfield

Nevada is supposedly one of those states with a smart meter ‘opt out’ policy. On the ground, however, the reality is a little different.

Mona Orkoulas lives in the mountains outside Las Vegas, Nevada, where she works in real estate. Like many Americans she has been impacted by the downturn in the economy and is struggling to make ends meet. Mona was born in the US and raised by an Egyptian/ Greek family. She has always paid her bills on time, and makes protecting her health a priority. For years Mona worked on humanitarian projects in the Middle East: drilling wells, and providing drinkable water and renewable power to remote villages. So she is familiar with the need for safe, reliable public services. Now, it turns out that she may need some humanitarian assistance herself — not in the developing world but right outside Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The story starts when Nevada Energy (NVE) installed a ‘smart’ meter on Mona’s bedroom wall in January without permission, or even so much as a few days’ notice...

(Excerpt) Read more at thewatchers.adorraeli.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: agenda21; nevada; smartmeters; tyranny

1 posted on 10/06/2012 6:35:09 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Who did Mona vote for for President and congress? Let her talk to CJ Roberts about that...


2 posted on 10/06/2012 6:48:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Renfield

NOT just for “opting out!”
For removing the power company’s meter and replacing it with one of her own.
She does not have the right to mess with the power company’s meters.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 6:49:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Renfield
The story starts when Nevada Energy (NVE) installed a ‘smart’ meter on Mona’s bedroom wall in January without permission, or even so much as a few days’ notice...

So...her power meter is inside her house?? and they broke in to install the 'smart' meter?? and they sent no prior notification?? Call me skeptical.

4 posted on 10/06/2012 6:49:19 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Renfield

Become an off the gridder and see how much that cost initially.


5 posted on 10/06/2012 6:53:21 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Renfield
I hope a talented attorney with some pro bono time to spare will take up her side of the argument...
6 posted on 10/06/2012 7:01:50 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: libertylover

“So...her power meter is inside her house??”

It doesn’t say that but it’s implied.

“on her bed room wall” could be the exterior wall of her bed room.


7 posted on 10/06/2012 7:03:56 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Renfield
From the story: i>On August 6th, at about 10:30am, three men from Nevada Energy, armed with guns, arrived unannounced on her property, removed the analog meter from the socket, took her analog meter as well as the unauthorized smart meter she had removed, and left her living without electricity. One of the men identified himself as an investigator with the company and said that he was investigating her for “criminal tampering.”

If some armed "company investigator" comes to my residence in such a manner, things will not likely go well...

8 posted on 10/06/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: I want the USA back

That depends on whether the meter was installed on the outside wall of the bedroom, or the inside...the article is not clear on this. Utility companies don’t have unrestricted access to the inside of your home.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Renfield

Hilarious! What an idiot. How do people like this continue to survive? Maybe Darwin was wrong?


10 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:06 AM PDT by RightInEastLansing
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To: libertylover

—me too—have been away from Nevada for a few months but followed the comments on “smart meters” in the letters to the editor and became convinced that most of the opponents probably believed they had been affected by chemicals spread by “contrails”,too-—


11 posted on 10/06/2012 7:11:10 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Renfield

I brought up EMFs when we got our meter installed and these new smartmeters and some Freeper actually wrote, “You don’t know what you are talking about.”

Apparently, a-hole, YOU don’t know what you are talking about. You owe me an apology for being ignorant and nasty.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 7:13:18 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Renfield; All

If there is an “opt-out” in accordance w Nevada law....then this “raid” was illegal.

Even if this lady was breaking the law....they would have needed to send sworn law enforcement out

There are a number of places around this nation.....had a power company sent armed men on an illegal raid....they would have had their brain matter removed from their head.

This is Business Socialism on Steroids


13 posted on 10/06/2012 7:14:50 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: I want the USA back

Trespassers can be shot.


14 posted on 10/06/2012 7:22:14 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Renfield
“Smart meters” are unnecessary when we have cheep|abundant power (like we've had for 80 years.

The fact that the planners are hell bent on putting them everywhere (at vast cost) tells me they have a different future planned for us.

15 posted on 10/06/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Renfield

How about this? Put copper flashing shields around the unit leaving just viewing ports for the meter reader. That should ensure the EM pulses are not shooting into the house. Use copper shielding and leave their meters alone, so you don’t have to deal with any gestapo.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 7:36:55 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Their nuc plants are wide open to terrorists but at least our meters are WELL protected.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 7:44:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: trebb

Just leave me buried under my spent brass when that happens here.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 8:04:12 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SeminoleCounty

If only she was a renter. Then she couldn’t have her power cut off by the landlord for nonpayment of rent. Apparently renters have some magic ‘right’ to utilities that the rest of us do not have.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: I want the USA back

What would you have done if you were her?


20 posted on 10/06/2012 9:14:21 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Renfield

The story does not pass the smell test. It is written in one way perspective. I don’t believe the smart meter are dangerous but even if the woman believes it is is she then entitled to mess with NVEnergy property? If you accept utility service you give the utility company the right to maintain their equipment. She should have went and carbon copied her complaints letters to the Utility Commission and ask them to investigate. As the Utility personnel being armed I have met linemen who were threatened with guns for trying to turn power off and had to have sheriff deputy stand by to do their job.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 9:18:15 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: DManA

Their nuc plants are wide open to terrorists but at least our meters are WELL protected.


Sounds like our Government and its goons


22 posted on 10/06/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: the_daug

I don’t believe the smart meter are dangerous but even if the woman believes it is is she then entitled to mess with NVEnergy property?


If someone leaves their personal property on your real estate, you have the right to remove the trespassing item. She seems to have been kind enough to preserve it.

Besides, the tampering criminal laws are all about stealing unmetered electricity.


23 posted on 10/06/2012 11:02:56 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Beelzebubba
"If someone leaves their personal property on your real estate, you have the right to remove the trespassing item. "

If you want Electricity you are then required to have the power company property installed and allow for maintenance. The power company is investigating the issue to include power theft. How would they know she wasn't stealing power or destroying their property?

24 posted on 10/06/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: SeminoleCounty
If there is an “opt-out” in accordance w Nevada law....then this “raid” was illegal.

Apparently there is no "opt out" law. FTA:

We asked Angel de Fazio, who has been on the front lines working to fight NVE’s smart meter program, what is going on here? Doesn’t Nevada have an ‘opt out’ choice?

Angel says “Nevada residents only won the right to be placed on the ‘delay list’, not a full ‘opt out’.”

In other words, if you wised up before the installation trucks came and still have your analog, NVE has a ‘delay list’ you can sign to ‘delay’ your installation date. But if the power company managed to sneak on your property and install a smart meter — even without permission — then your choice is a smart meter or no power at all, as Mona discovered.

25 posted on 10/06/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: trebb

And THAT, boys and girls, is why you bring guns when dealing with crazy people.


26 posted on 10/06/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: the_daug
The story does not pass the smell test. It is written in one way perspective. I don’t believe the smart meter are dangerous but even if the woman believes it is is she then entitled to mess with NVEnergy property? If you accept utility service you give the utility company the right to maintain their equipment.

She hired an electrician to come out, remove the smart meter, and replace it with an analog meter at her own expense. This, really, is what gets me the most - you call an electrician to install a meter, why not simply move the smart meter to the electric pole, well away from the house? That seems a whole lot cheaper than buying a replacement analog meter.

27 posted on 10/07/2012 5:21:30 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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