The Nightmare Nanny
Smart Meter Problems
Home Radiation Protection
Smart Meter Radiation Shield
A new product hits the market. You hear the hype. It’s the
greatest thing since sliced bread. It’s an iPhone, or a
Cuisinart food processor, or On Star for your car. Whatever
the new product is, it is supposed to make your life easier
and take away all of your work and worries. At the risk of
sounding like that guy they called the “unibomber,” who
hated technology, I have a gadget for you that is not going
to make your life easier. In fact its true intention is to
make your life miserable … unless, of course, you are the
strange type of person who wants someone else to make all of
your decisions for you.
Why would the Federal government grant millions and millions
of our tax dollars to companies to develop
Smart Meters for utilities,
water, electric, and gas? And then spend many more millions
on propaganda to tell us we must stop or reduce using fossil
fuels and water? And then spend even more millions of
dollars to set up regional bureaucratic boards under the
“Sustainable Communities Initiative,” boards that are
designed to regulate water use, land use, and fuel use in
these extra-jurisdictional regions? Why?
You get two correct answers on this one.
#1. Large utility corporations, most of whom already have
monopolies, are making deals with the Federal government
(using our tax dollars) that will allow them to sell less of
their products at higher prices.
#2. Our Federal government has made deals with the UN and
third world nations, promising that the U.S. will either
significantly reduce and/or stop using resources for our
prosperity and well-being.
If you replied with either or both of those answers ~ BINGO!
You win the prize. (I don’t actually have a prize, except
for an “atta boy,” but I’ll give you that!)
The premise for this assumes you actually still own or rent
a house and run appliances such as an HVAC system, a
refrigerator, a washer and dryer, a coffee pot, a hair
dryer, etc. These modern devices have made our lives better
by large degrees. We no longer have to use washboards and
our knuckles to wash our clothes. (My knuckles are very
grateful, no doubt about that!) We can dry our hair quickly
in order to get to work on time. We don’t have to haul water
from the river or a well to take a bath. We are extremely
more productive because we have climate control of our homes
Oh, no … we can’t have that, now can we! Especially if the
rest of the world is not as capable of doing all of those
same things. Why, we must be evil monsters to be heating and
cooling our homes in a practical and efficient way, while
the rest of the world doesn’t. Envy is a powerful tool.
Technology can be a huge blessing. Or it can be used as a
curse and a weapon against you.
The utility companies are putting out some massively
seductive propaganda for Smart Meters. If you know what the
ultimate outcome will be, the propaganda is truly laughable.
If you don’t know what it really is, you are going to
swallow it, hook, line, and sinker.
Here is what Duke Energy is saying:
To understand how this will happen, start with the fact that
your home’s new digital meter will let information flow back
and forth between your home and Duke Energy. That means
information about your energy use will be transmitted in
near-real time and available to you through your home
computer, your smart phone or technology such as a home
energy manager. As a result, you won’t have to wait for a
monthly bill to check on your usage. Instead, you’ll be able
to monitor your previous day’s usage and, if you want,
modify the ways you and your family are using electricity to
better control costs. How you use the information is
completely up to you – and only you, since the new grid
gives consumers, not utility companies or the government,
more power over energy choices.
Better control over your energy use and costs is just one of
the advantages the modernized grid will offer almost
immediately. Another includes greater reliability throughout
the entire power distribution network helping both prevent
and pinpoint power outages in events such as storms. In
addition, the modern day grid will mean that Duke Energy
representatives will no longer need to enter homes or come
onto your property to read meters. Occasionally, we may need
to have access to the meter for routine maintenance, but
we’ll let you know before we arrive. And the new technology
will make flexible billing and payment options available to
If you believe all of that, I have a bridge in Arizona to
sell you. First of all, there are several canards in there.
I already have a meter that is read by remote from a truck
that drives around and reads my meter from the street. So
there is no need for the meter reader to come into my
property, or yours, anyway. The utility company doesn’t have
a problem pinpointing problem areas now when there is an
outage. So the Smart Grid/Meters don’t make any special
improvements on that score. As you can see from the first
sentence, they mean to have real-time information flowing
back and forth between your house or business to their
equipment, monitored by them. And they are regulated by the
government. Who do you think wants that information and why?
Do you really want to spend time every day monitoring your
watts per hour? Is that how best your time can be spent? You
aren’t busy enough already? A monthly bill isn’t good enough
for you? Hmmm … it’s good enough for me. I frankly don’t
envision spending my time micromanaging, hour by hour, what
my energy, water, and gas usage is. But they will. Trust me.
In the future, the new grid will mean you can track
exactly which appliances and equipment are costing you the
most in energy use, letting you make changes to save on
costs. Plus you’ll be able to program your heating and
cooling system, dishwasher, water heater and other
appliances for greater efficiency. The technology will let
you control your thermostat and appliances remotely and even
alert you when you’re approaching your own designated
monthly energy budget.
The plan involves some really fun aspects to control your
life. This includes charging higher rates for “peak” time
use. It also includes allowing the utility company to
regulate your appliances and thermostat. Yes, it does! My
son is currently living in Finland. He tells me the
thermostat goes to 72 degrees … period. He asked someone
about it. They said, “That’s what you get. No more.” The
high outside temperature there today is 28 degrees. I cannot
attest to the efficiency of the HVAC system in his home. (He
is on assignment for the Air Force.)
When they talk about programming your appliances for greater
efficiency, what that means is this: If you turn on your
dishwasher, your refrigerator energy automatically reduces
to accommodate the dishwasher. If you turn on the shower,
using your hot water heater? Your HVAC system shuts down
until you finish your shower. I wonder how the rest of the
folks in the house will like that?
Oh, did I mention that appliance manufacturers want to buy
this information from the utility companies? And that the
utility companies will be making money selling that
information to appliance manufacturers … without your
permission, by the way? So then you can be inundated with
appliance manufacturers and retail outlets bombarding you
with sales pitches on replacing your appliances, telling you
your appliances are not up to date enough and you must buy
new ones that talk back to the Smart Meter the utility
company just put on your home and business.
Yep, Smart Meters are just great! I can’t wait until
everyone is hooked up on those babies.
Did I mention there are serious high radiation/health
concerns that come with that Smart Meter installation? And
the occasional fires caused by Smart Meters? And how your
power, water, and gas can be shut down by remote by the
provider … or a hacker? And that this doesn’t save you a
dime, but makes buckets and buckets of money for utility
This is not the Nanny you want taking care of you, friends.
This would be called the Nightmare Nanny.
(Note: I have written Duke Energy and the Public Utilities
Commission in my state and told them, in no uncertain terms,
that I refuse to have a Smart Meter placed on my home. I
have placed a label on my electric meter saying NO SMART
METER! My advice: If you have any energy left after all of
the onslaught against our personal liberties that we are
experiencing, start yelling loud and clear to your city,
county, state, and utility providers that you will NOT
accept a Smart Meter on your home or business. It is going
to take a massive backlash from all of us to stop this
dangerous insult to our liberties.)