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Chicago Suburb Arrests Mothers for Refusing Energy Meters (Naperville, IL)
Big Government ^ | 26 Jan 2013 | Rebel Pundit

Posted on 01/27/2013 1:52:16 PM PST by drewh

In Naperville, IL, two mothers were arrested last week for refusing to allow utility workers to install controversial smart meters on their homes.

The city’s new Naperville Smart Grid Initiative requires new controversial smart meters to be installed in every home. Residents opposed to the smart meters have been fighting the initiative for over two years.

Jennifer Stahl, an advocate against the smart meters initiative, told The Blaze she “was protecting” her property when she refused to allow the smart meter installer install the device. She felt “like a momma bear protecting her babies,” she recalled.

Many opponents to the meters worry about the type of data the smart grid will collect, opening up a potential for hackers and criminals to know when residents are home or not. Also, because the meters work on a wireless RF system, some are concerned about health safety in their home. Reports of health risks due to the meter's wireless transmitter's omission of electromagnetic frequencies surfaced in 2011. People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Malia “Kim” Bendis was also arrested on two misdemeanors for resisting a police officer and attempted eavesdropping, when she filmed police on scene, despite a recent federal court ruling that the state of Illinois’s ban on recording police officers in the line of duty was “unconstitutional.” The U.S. Supreme Court upheld that ruling in November.

The city maintains that homeowners can opt out of the wireless transmitters but only by substituting those with an alternative meter at a high fee. The Tribune reports there is a $68.35 initial fee for the alternative meter plus a $24.75 monthly fee for manually reading it.

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1 posted on 01/27/2013 1:52:23 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
due to the meter's wireless transmitter's omission of electromagnetic frequencie

Proofreader wanted; inquire within.

2 posted on 01/27/2013 1:54:24 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: drewh

Insanity


3 posted on 01/27/2013 1:54:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Police Arrest Private Property Owners Trying to Block Installation of Smart Meters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9amhCv6NrjU


4 posted on 01/27/2013 1:57:16 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

I can’t imagine the wireless emissions from this are any better or worse than the myriad of wireless emissions floating around everywhere today.

The real goal here is information for the state. Same reason they want info from vehicles under the guise of “cheaper insurance for safe drivers”.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 1:57:35 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Why is it a police/government concern whether the private electric company can put a new meter on your house?


6 posted on 01/27/2013 2:01:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh
They arrested another woman for video taping them, saying it was against the law.

IIRC Last year the Ill Supreme Court overturned that law.

7 posted on 01/27/2013 2:02:05 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: GeronL

Just short the antenna to ground. Easy.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:17 PM PST by willardwx
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To: drewh

My neighbors here in Vermont were up in arms about the wireless transmission business as a possible health threat.

Frankly, I think that’s very doubtful. But our local power company decided to install smart meters that report back over the lines, so the new meters have gone in without any fuss.

I don’t see why on earth they can’t all do that. I don’t imagine it’s any more expensive or difficult to install, and it alleviate all that anxiety, whether or not its warranted.

I can see that people might not want the power company spying on their minute by minute use of power. But what’s the big deal? It does save a lot of money by making it unnecessary for meter readers to make the rounds every month. And it makes it a bit easier to figure out where a power outage is.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:59 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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10 posted on 01/27/2013 2:07:30 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GeronL

It appears to me from reading supporting info that the homeowners actually buy their power from the city of Naperville which is a broker between the homeowner and various power suppliers.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 2:08:58 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I guess they forgot. Error of omission and all that.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 2:10:29 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: drewh

I live in an almost 100yr old home with power lines near me and have probably had electromagnetic radiation going through me since 1969, lol.

My worry with the new meters is that they can more easily be controlled, the amount of power could be reduced or even cut off - and with the government we now have - it’s a scary thought. We know cities have ‘blacked out’ areas during high power surges.

My heat, air conditioning and some lights are always on - even if I go out of town - so it doesn’t show that I’m not here.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 2:22:25 PM PST by potlatch
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To: drewh

I despise these smart meters....And every electric customer will pay for them, they are built into the rates and cost maybe $500 installation included


14 posted on 01/27/2013 2:26:50 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: drewh

I find it hilarious at the people freaking out over the RF and EMF issue. I can almost guarantee they have WiFi, multiple phones, tables and PC’s connected to said WiFi and cellphones all emitting and receiving RF. Do they really think that they are totally EMF free until a smartmeter is installed? Based on the biased reporting by the MSM on smart meters, it is very likely.

On the other hand the way they can view usage data should be somethong to potentially be concerned about.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 2:27:11 PM PST by matt04
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To: Cicero
It does save a lot of money by making it unnecessary for meter readers to make the rounds every month.

Like ATM machines, more unemployment excuses for Baraq, LOL.

16 posted on 01/27/2013 2:31:04 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GeronL
Why is it a police/government concern whether the private electric company can put a new meter on your house?

Naperville runs its own electric utility

17 posted on 01/27/2013 2:32:42 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: matt04

We’ve had RF emissions all the time, the sun puts out REF, so does Jupiter, the galactic center and so on. Yeah, I would not advise standing in front of a high powered microwave source but overall, I don’t think there is much to worry about. The thing with this is the spying on the people.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 2:33:55 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: sharkhawk

commies


19 posted on 01/27/2013 2:35:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

They are fighting the good fight albeit for the wrong reason.

Because liberal communist progressives (double redundant, I know) have fought to prevent new power generating facilities, and the magic negro has forced coal powered plants to shut down, we are on the very edge of demand vs capacity.

The first step is to give you a carrot and say well if you run your appliances at night during lower demand we will give you a reduced rate. That will only buy the communists a few years.

After we can no longer save our way out of demand exceeding capacity, they will, using smart meter technology shut off your power for periods of high demand and you will have no choice. My parents had this in Florida on their water heater and air conditioner where the power company could shut them down anytime there was a high demand.

Just one more way these bastards are squeezing us and have to disarm us before we revolt.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 2:39:29 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: drewh

Our Utility Company accepts our “called in” meter readings.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 2:49:32 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: drewh

There was something about this on Coast to Coast this week.
Interesting interview.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 4:21:23 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: GeronL

Funny thing is it’s run by Republicans, well Illinois Republicans, so I guess commies is right.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 5:06:24 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: drewh

They changed to those smart meters in my suburb last year. I hate it. I started getting statements in the mail that I was using more power than any of my neighbors. So I shut down my freezer and the AC . . .

3 days later ComED has a workman checking the smart meter to see if I bypassed it!

Bastards.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 5:15:15 PM PST by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: GeronL

“Help, police! Two men are trying to break down my door and I and my three teenage girls are terrified. Please, please help!”

We’re sorry, ma’am, all available officers are currently busy enforcing the smart meter law. They might be available tomorrow between 9 and 10 am. Would that be OK? Now, remember, they don’t have to protect you, so don’t count on that, but if a crime is committed, they will be able to take your information and, if necessary, will be happy to contact your next of kin in case of death. Hello? Hello?


25 posted on 01/27/2013 6:16:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: drewh

The city made me get one. 2 days later, my electricity went out. It cost me $1,000.00 to get it back on.


26 posted on 01/27/2013 6:21:30 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: drewh
Reports of health risks due to the meter's wireless transmitter's omission of electromagnetic frequencies surfaced in 2011. People with the meters installed on their homes reported symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, and DNA breakdown.

Sure wish these "reporters" knew something about RF emissions ....

And I bet this dingbat would go apeshit living next to me every time I keyed up 1500 watts into my tri-bander ...


27 posted on 01/27/2013 6:25:04 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: drewh

Guess i was doomed from the start, live in commiefornia and I just lease, have no choice in the smart meters. I DO remember some of the wording, like jail, fines, subversive acts, loss of electrical grid and to promote, would be cheaper, safer, less obtrusive, ...dang, anyone have those flyers that came with the PG&E bill? I just remember writing my landlord and saying I didn’t want this and electrical would still be more expensive BUT hey, I also pay for utilities
God bless those folks fighting this but I do wonder just how nasty these huge electrical companies can and will get with their lawyers and subverting the Lilliputians; I guess we’ve just seeen part and partial of their ‘skill-set.”


28 posted on 01/27/2013 7:54:50 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: TNoldman

Our Utility Company accepts our “called in” meter readings.


That makes so much sense! Can I ask what company that is? My community is embroiled in the smart meter debate and wants to charge for meter readings for those who do not get the meters. Thanks.


29 posted on 01/27/2013 11:05:42 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Knoxville,Tn = KUB = Knoxville Utility Board


30 posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:19 AM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: drewh
DNA breakdown ? What exactly is that? Sounds like some BS.
31 posted on 01/28/2013 7:13:08 AM PST by csvset
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To: drewh

A deep frier basket bought for one dollar at a yard sale, then mounted and grounded around the smart meter or any other RF device renders it incapable of sending or receiving any data. Just sayin’.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 9:14:23 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: drewh

Tell ya what...there’s a real calling for a CONSERVATIVE Community Activist, right in Chicago. Those folks are seeing for themselves what kind of fruit the liberal tree actually bears, if they could get off the ideological bandwagon long enough to put two and two together, there could be a groundswell of Black Conservativism radiating from Chicago.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 10:07:07 AM PST by fattigermaster
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