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Letter: Smart Meter Arrests: 'No Longer a Free Country'

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I am so saddened to learn of the brutal treatment these Naperville mothers received for wishing to not have Smart Meters put on.

Originally, Smart Meters were not to have been forced on anyone in America but encouraged. The opposite has come to pass and it's only in hard won states in our nations where there is even an Opt Out program. Even the claims of "good" these Smart (?) meters do have not panned out to be true.

However, the harm these devices bring to our bodies, families, neighbors, and citizens is bad for all of us unless you are a fan of sickness, cancers, even early deaths. To learn that these women were treated like this in the United States of America shows me that this is no longer the United States, home of the free.

This is a dictatorship land where the government rules the people, whether they like it or not. Our country will not stand as a super power long like that. All we need to do is study history to see that. Poor mothers, poor America. 

Jessica Terner

citizen February 04, 2013 at 05:33 AM
NaperDad, please don't put words in my mouth. I did not hold Bufford up as a "shining example." Those are your words. I said he answered Soccermom's questions nicely. Which he did. I don't agree with the way he spoke in some comments - demeaning to women specifically. But that doesn't negate what he said earlier. Are you so fired up you want to fight everyone that doesn't agree with you? Is it okay to disagree with your point of view?
Buck Naper February 05, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Everybody should be aware that the heavy hand of Naperville government doesn't just come down on smart meter opponents. Take a look at page 525 from DPU-E code, included in tonight's city council packet. READ CAREFULLY: 14.2 DPU-E hereby reserves the right and authority to gain access to, inspect and test any Ccustomer-owned equipment which is connected to DPU-E’s system.14.3 DPU-E shall be the sole authority to determine whether any Customer-owned equipment connected to the DPU-E’s system causes or may have a deleterious effect on the quality of service provided by DPU-E to its Customers. 14.4 DPU-E hereby reserves the right and authority to require the Customer to install, at the Customer’s sole expense, any such wiring and equipment which DPU-E determines is required to prevent any deleterious effects on the quality of service provided by DPU-E to its Customers. Get the message? the DPU-E can come to your home without a warrant, check your appliances and wiring and say that your old air conditioner or washing machine "may" cause a problem. They order you to remove the unit, and if you refuse to comply, they can cut off your electric power, a basic necessity to live. The city has shown that they will not tolerate anything but 100% compliance. When did government become the master, and the citizens become the servants.
NaperDad February 06, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Well Walking Small, I spoke with someone that was actually at the scene and they confirmed CBS was indeed there. In addition, from the Naperville Sun article today: The pair were charged at Stahl’s house, where they had summoned local media, after installers attempted to replace the city-owned analog electric meter with the wireless version that is part of the smart grid network.
NaperDad February 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM
So tell me again Bill that CBS wasn't there.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B2gAi6R7Lg
NaperDad February 09, 2013 at 03:18 PM
So Walking Small, are you still standing by your "CBS was not there"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B2gAi6R7Lg

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