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Naperville, Illinois installs “smart meters” and 2 women arrested for resisting

by Rodan ( 4 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines, Liberal Fascism, Progressives, Socialism at January 24th, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Fascism is alive and well in the United States. Naperville, Illinois is now forcing homeowners to allow smart meters. These meters will regulate electricity use. This is a violation of property rights. 2 anti-meter activists were arrested trying to stop installations in their homes.

Two vocal opponents of Naperville’s initiative to install wireless electric meters on homes were arrested after interfering with the installation process, according to city officials.

Police are accompanying crews this week as they install smart meters at homes that previously sent away installers.

“The previous installation attempts were met with some resistance and we wanted to ensure our employees’ safety,” City Manager Doug Krieger said.

Naperville has installed smart meters on 57,000 homes and is about 99 percent through with the process. Officials have said the project will make the electric system more reliable and efficient and reduce costs.

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Malia “Kim” Bendis of the 2200 block of Mercer Court was charged with two misdemeanors — attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer.

Jennifer Stahl of the 1400 block of Westglen Drive, received two ordinance violation citations — interfering with a police officer and preventing access to customer premises.

This is Totalitarianism at work.

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4 Responses to “Naperville, Illinois installs “smart meters” and 2 women arrested for resisting”
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  1. darkwords
    1 | January 24, 2013 3:46 pm

    Well they should probably do it if they want the service. The problem with the government though is they use things like this to get a foot in the door and control how you live. PRivacy laws are needed.

    Here in seattle we have traffic cameras installed that were created with a policy to only use for traffic and not law enforcment. PEople ok’d the money to build. Now years later the police are saying if only we could look at these cameras we could provide better safety to this area where a murder just occurred.

    Or we just passed a 4 Billion tunnel proposal that people objected to it because of the cost but the governor ok’d it any way saying existing budgets and a toll on the tunnel would cover it. But yesterday they said current budgets can’t build the tunnel and we need to toll all the other bridges in the area. They had cheaper alternatives to build. These are democrats that do this. They buy expensive things on credit with no means to pay for them.


  2. unclassifiable
    2 | January 24, 2013 4:07 pm

    The main group that first went nuts over this was the folks growing weed or who want to grow weed.

    It’s funny because there are all types of other arguments being made: involuntary power shut off, combination with “smart appliances” to shut off individual things in your home, Radio Frequency transmission pollution, etc. All I keep thinking is “If you want to grow weed just tell the man and give him his cut!” (kidding of course).

    Texas lets you opt out of the smart meter but, get this, the power company can charge you a fee for reading your own meter or an even higher fee if you are in a situation where they have to come read your meter (unless you are handicapped).

    I recently I finished a book called “The Forgotten Man”. Electricity was the first thing that the Progressives seized when they came to power. It has been a statist/corporatist plaything ever since.


  3. 3 | January 24, 2013 9:55 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    The main group that first went nuts over this was the folks growing weed or who want to grow weed.
    It’s funny because there are all types of other arguments being made: involuntary power shut off, combination with “smart appliances” to shut off individual things in your home, Radio Frequency transmission pollution, etc. All I keep thinking is “If you want to grow weed just tell the man and give him his cut!” (kidding of course).
    Texas lets you opt out of the smart meter but, get this, the power company can charge you a fee for reading your own meter or an even higher fee if you are in a situation where they have to come read your meter (unless you are handicapped).
    I recently I finished a book called “The Forgotten Man”. Electricity was the first thing that the Progressives seized when they came to power. It has been a statist/corporatist plaything ever since.

    I don’t grow weed or any other contraband but I do sometimes use electricity for heat. The HELL if I am going to allow some assclown environmentalists to mess with my access to heat. I have COPD and breathing cold air for any length of time is dangerous to me.


  4. 4 | January 24, 2013 10:07 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    And my roommate is too f’in cheap to keep the house heated above 58 degrees F.


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