Apr 17

The Latest and Hot Off the Press!

Thank you for meeting with us and taking the time to review the numerous egregious issues related to smart meter deployment that warrants committee hearings on bill HB 3421-Dennis Bonnen and SB 1044-Bob Hall.  Attached is the eight page brief we discussed and supporting documentation regarding ongoing investigations in California and recently released emails between CPUC officials and CA utilities.  These emails highlight the same smart meter issues reported in Texas: adverse health effects, higher bills, utilities’ intent to deter individuals from opting out due to excessive opt-out fees, and utilities’ failure to disclose factual information regarding smart meter radio frequency transmissions. 

The attached information is relevant because millions of homes in Texas use the same California Silver Springs Network.   During the 2012 and 2013 Texas Senate Business and Commerce and PUCT interim charge hearings, the PUCT received over 700 comments regarding smart meter issues.   Numerous Texas citizens testified in these hearings to similar problems revealed in emails between the CPUC chairman and PG&E executives. 

On April 16, 2014, a California Judge Rules Electric Utility’s Smart Meter Opt Out Fees Violate State Law; PSREC Refuses to Reconnect.  This case highlights the abusive practices of utilities when the fail to accommodate individuals with disabilities, violating ADA laws.

Regarding our discussion about the initial opt-out fees, given that all ratepayers are paying for the deployment of the smart meter infrastructure through their services fees, the aspect that the PUC allowed utilities to assess these exorbitant initial fees is in fact double billing and a violation of Sec. 17.004.  CUSTOMER PROTECTION STANDARDS of the PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY ACT which should protect customers from fraudulent, unfair, misleading, deceptive practices.

We would like to see committee hearings on smart meters similar to the December 2, 2014 Michigan hearing which took place on the same day our PUC of Texas scheduled a hearingThe Texas PUC abruptly cancelled the December 2, 2014 hearing with no explanation.  which they cancelled.  Pertinent information from the Michigan hearings begins at 3:52 minute mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q12IbEtTrwk regarding the numerous places where smart meter opt-outs with analog meters are allowed.  Listen at minute mark 7:20 regarding smart meters, which are in fact surveillance devices being placed on our homes without informed consent.  As we discussed, smart meters provide an activity log of the utility usage in the home without consent or knowledge of the home owner which equates to unwarranted surveillance and violates our 4th Amendment rights to privacy. 

Below are references regarding violations of Texas state law.
From the PUC of Texas…

http://interchange.puc.state.tx.us/WebApp/Interchange/Documents/41906_52_774388.PDF

Texas and Federal laws smart meters violate…

18 USC 2510 (12)…definitions of electronic communication

18 USC 2511…interception and disclosure of data

18 USC 2550…interception of data

Texas Penal Code 16.02(b)(1)…interception of data

Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 18.20, Sec. 15  

Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 18.20, Sec. 16

Issues of “conversion” (which is theft)…found at

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/UT/htm/UT.39.htm#72671.62512

Specifically

Texas Utilities Code §39.107(b)

Below is a link to the news article about the fire that took the life of 74 year old James Humphrey Jr. from Fair Park, South Dallas. His cousin, Alfreda Johnson, lives next door and she too had a house fire a couple of years ago which she believes was due to her smart meter and caused her to rewire her entire home, something most people can’t afford.   http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2015/02/03/fatal-dallas-fire-puts-scrutiny-on-smart-meters/22821335/  When these fires happen, it’s never the smart meters fault – it’s always the home owners meter box or house wiring and all cost of repairs fall on the home owner. 

Here is a link to the recent smart grid failure in Stockton, CA where a power surge caused over 5,800 to be without power, with hundreds of smart meters exploding on homes.  People said it sounded like car bombs going off.  http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/03/30/stockton-smart-meters-explode-after-truck-causes-power-surge/

The advanced meter infrastructure was sold to utilities as being so intelligent that an event like this would have contained the surge if the system had performed as vendors promised the utility providers.  Not only did the surge protection fail, but residents were told by reporters to call PG&E if they didn’t have power, further revealing another “promised benefit” of smart meters failing to perform.  Furthermore our grid is vulnerable to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a solar flare or an atmospheric nuclear bomb explosion, which would cause the electronic circuit boards on all smart meters to fry, making every home’s meter a point of failure needing replacement to restore power.  Analog meters do not contain electronic circuit boards.

The attached information outlines how the biggest complaint against smart meters is that of higher bills.  For low-income or people living on a fixed income this is a huge problem.  If people who live in HUD housing have their utilities cut off due to non-payment, they may lose their HUD voucher.

There are two no-cost, smart meter opt-out bills, HB 3421 by Dennis Bonnen pending in State Affairs chaired by Byron Cook and SB 1044 by Bob Hall pending in Natural Resources chaired by Troy Frasier. 

We urge you to watch this award-winning documentary about smart meter issues: https://takebackyourpower.vhx.tv/buy/take-back-your-power

Private citizens, the AARP, the ACLU, Texas Eagle Forum, Ban Texas Smart Meters, Texans Against Smart Meters, LULAC of San Antonio, Home Owner Taxpayer Association of Bexar County, Home Owners for Better Building, Coalition for Safe Meters, San Antonio Smart Meter Awareness, Austin Smart Meters, and other groups across the state have been actively educating the public regarding the safety, health, privacy and cost issues related to smart meters. 

Here is a list to U.S. groups opposed to the deployment of smart meter technology.
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/directory/us/  

Thank you for serving and protecting Texas residents.   

Sincerely,

Sheila Hemphill                  

Brady, TX                                                   

325.226.3683                                              

info@hemphillresources.com                     

 

Susan Straus

San Antonio, TX

210-846-4046

sbstraus@swbell.net

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Apr 06

Texas No-Cost Smart Meter Opt-Out Bills: HB 3421 and SB 1044

We are happy to share the following information provided by the Coalition for Safe Meters and other citizen lobbyists identified below who are working hard to secure the passage of this important legislation.


Dear Friends Opposed to Smart Meters,   

We currently have two bills assigned to committees to give Texans a ‘No-Cost Smart Meter Opt-Out’:

HB-3421 by Dennis Bonnen, assigned to State Affairs, chaired by Representative Byron Cook, and

SB 1044 by Bob Hall, assigned to Natural Resources and Economic Development, chaired by Senator Troy Fraser.

WE NEED YOUR HELP !  ***Please THIS WEEK call or write each committee chairman AND committee members below and ask them to support these two bills.***  (phone #’s and email links are provided)  

Note: substitution language has been submitted for both bills, for the legislation to apply to: 

1)  All PUC regulated, cooperative, and municipally owned utilities;

2)  Property owners, and customers with consent of property owners

3)  Substitution language to define ‘conventional meter’  as ‘analog mechanical, non-activity recoding meter’

Attached is an 8 page brief, with supporting documentation regarding ongoing investigations in California, and recently released emails between CPUC officials and CA utilities, highlighting the same smart meter issues reported in Texas: adverse health effects, higher bills, utilities’ intent to deter individuals from opting out due to excessive opt-out fees, and failure to disclose factual information regarding smart meter radio frequency transmissions.

Incriminating statements, coverup, and collusion exposed in emails from the CPUC are relevant to Texas given that millions of homes across Texas* use the same Silver Springs AMI and mesh network deployed in CA.  *(ONCOR (Dallas/Ft Worth and NTX regions, San Antonio’s municipally owned CPS Energy, AEP Texas (North/Central Texas) and CenterPoint servicing the Houston area)  In the 2012 and 2013 Texas Senate Business and Commerce and PUC hearings, Texans testified to the same problems being experienced in CA.

We urge you to watch this award-winning documentary about the smart meter issue:  https://takebackyourpower.vhx.tv   (click on Buy now for $9.95  and see the link to Rent for $3.95)

[For another link to the documentary’s official trailer, click here.]

Private citizens, the AARP,  ACLU, Texas Eagle Forum, Ban Texas Smart Meters, Texans Against Smart Meters, LULAC of San Antonio, Home Owner Taxpayer Association of Bexar County, Home Owners for Better Building, Coalition for Safe Meters, San Antonio Smart Meter Awareness, Austin Smart Meters, and other groups across the state have been actively educating the public regarding the health, privacy, safety, and cost issues related to smart meters.

Here is a partial list of U.S. groups opposed to the deployment of smart meter technology.  http://www.takebackyourpower.net/directory/us/  

For more information, reports, studies, and inquiries concerning this issue, see  the links provided at the bottom of this page.


ACTION REQUESTS FOR THE 2015 TEXAS LEGISLATURE

AND THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL

2015 TEXAS LEGISLATURE REQUESTS REGARDING:

  1. Support of HB 3421 and SB 1044 – a no-cost smart meter opt-out following the precedent set in Vermont, with added consumer protection laws for all PUC regulated, cooperative and municipally owned utilities recognizing the rights of property owners and customers with consent of property owners to retain or choose an analog mechanical, non-activity recording meter.
  2. Monthly notification in utility bills, including:
  3. Instructions for invoking consumer utility rights to receive an analog mechanical, non-activity recording meter,
  4. Disclosure of potential public health risks as recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) who classified radio frequencies (RF) such as those emitted by smart meters as a Class 2B possibly carcinogenic to humans,
  5. Disclosure of possible biological effects and symptoms from electromagnetic / RF radiation exposure as identified by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the 2012 BioInitiative Report (see attached).
  6. Restriction of smart meter utility usage transmissions to once per month.
  7. A smart meter phase out so that when a smart meter reaches its service life in 10-15 years it will be replaced with an analog meter with a 25-30 year service life.
  8. Transmission Delivery Unit (TDU) requirement to present a cost of benefit analysis to municipalities and utility customers.
  9. TDU requirement to provide proof of liability for property damage and/or injury due to RF exposure or fires.

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL INQUIRY REQUESTS REGARDING:

  1. The PUCT’s conduct with respect to the intentional delay and cancellation of hearings on smart meter issues and possible abuse of power.
  2. The Office of Public Utilities Counsel’s failure to advocate and represent the interests of residential and small commercial consumers when the PUCT allowed TDUs to establish unaffordable, opt-out fees with possible intent to inhibit a customer’s ability to opt-out.
  3. Silver Springs Network (SSN) and possible fraud through misrepresentation of the accuracy and safety of their advanced meter infrastructure technology sold to Texas TDUs.
  4. Third party evaluation and administrative judge hearing on all smart meter technology used in Texas to determine a) biological effects related to RF emissions and EMF on plants, animals, insects and humans, b) potential for smart meter devices to overheat and catch fire, c) potential for disaggregation of private utility data, d) potential for meter dysfunction causing overbilling due to temperature conditions e) potential for harmonic disruption from the smart meter’s switch mode power supply and 900MHz and 2.4GHz transmissions into the 60 Hz circuitry creating higher intensities of electromagnetic fields causing electrical motors and appliances to use more energy, shortening equipment service life, and the potential to adverse health effects

 

CONCERNED TEXANS: TAKE ACTION NOW!

*Please contact the following committee chairmen and committee members by phone or email :   

‘Hello, this is (your name, town & zip code).  I’m calling to ask Representative XX  to support HB 3421 for a No-cost smart meter opt out for Texas.’ —- and:  

‘Hello, this is (your name, town, zip code).  I’m calling to ask Senator XX to support SB 1044, for a No-Cost smart meter opt out for Texas.’   ‘At a minimum,  Texans should have the right to choose an analog meter, and to protect their person, property, and privacy without having to pay a monthly opt-out fee.’

  House State Affairs Committee

Member Phone Home Area Office Party District Email
Cook, Byron (Chair) 512-463-0730 Corsicana CAP GN.11 R 8 byron.cook@house.state.tx.us
Giddings, Helen (Vice) 512-463-0953 DeSoto CAP GW.11 D 109 helen.giddings@house.state.tx.us
Farrar, Jessica 512-463-0620 Houston CAP 1N.8 D 148 jessica.farrar@house.state.tx.us
Smithee, John 512-463-0702 Amarillo CAP 1W.10 R 86 john.smithee@house.state.tx.us
Craddick, Tom 512-463-0500 Midland CAP 1W.9 R 82 tom.craddick@house.state.tx.us
Oliveira, René 512-463-0640 Brownsville CAP 3N.6 D 37 rené.oliveira@house.state.tx.us
Turner, Sylvester 512-463-0554 Houston CAP GW.15 D 139 sylvester.turner@house.state.tx.us
Geren, Charlie 512-463-0610 Fort Worth CAP GW.17 R 99 charlie.geren@house.state.tx.us
Harless, Patricia 512-463-0496 Spring E2.408 R 126 patricia.harless@house.state.tx.us
Kuempel, John 512-463-0602 Seguin E2.422 R 44 john.kuempel@house.state.tx.us
Farney, Marsha 512-463-0309 Georgetown E2.606 R 20 marsha.farney@house.state.tx.us
Huberty, Dan 512-463-0520 Houston E2.722 R 127 dan.huberty@house.state.tx.us

Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee 

Fraser, Troy  (Chair) 512-463-0124 Horseshoe Bay CAP 1E.12 R 24 troy.fraser@senate.state.tx.us  
Estes, Craig L.  (Vice) 512-463-0130 Wichita Falls CAP 3E.18 R 30 craig.estes@senate.state.tx.us
Birdwell, Brian 512-463-0122 Granbury E1.706 R 22 brian.birdwell@senate.state.tx.us
Hall, Bob 512-463-0102 Edgewood E1.808 R 2 bob.hall@senate.state.tx.us
Hancock, Kelly 512-463-0109 North Richland Hills CAP 1E.9 R 9 kelly.hancock@senate.state.tx.us
Hinojosa, Juan “Chuy” 512-463-0120 McAllen CAP 3E.10 D 20 juan.hinojosa@senate.state.tx.us
Lucio Jr., Eddie 512-463-0127 Brownsville CAP 3S.5 D 27 eddie.luciojr.@senate.state.tx.us
Nichols, Robert 512-463-0103 Jacksonville E1.704 R 3 robert.nichols@senate.state.tx.us
Seliger, Kel 512-463-0131 Amarillo CAP GE.4 R 31 kel.seliger@senate.state.tx.us
Uresti, Carlos “Charlie” 512-463-0119 San Antonio CAP 4E.2 D 19 carlos.uresti@senate.state.tx.us
Zaffirini, Judith 512-463-0121 Laredo CAP 1E.14 D 21 judith.zaffirini@senate.state.tx.us

Thank you for taking action to help these two important bills.   In 2013 a similar bill fell short by one vote making it to the floor.  May this be the year that Texans will finally be able to protect their health, home, privacy, and pocketbooks without having to pay a monthly opt-out fee.

Sincerely,

Sheila Hemphill          and                  Susan Straus                         and           Coleman Hemphill

Brady, TX                                              San Antonio, TX                                     Austin, TX

325.226.3683                                       210-846-4046                                        325.226.4538

info@hemphillresources.com          sbstraus@swbell.net                             coleman@catalystsolutionsllc.net

 

For updates on these two bills, go to  CoalitionForSafeMeters.org  


 

Supporting Documentation/Background Information

Texas Legislature and Texas Attorney General Requests

Rep Dennis Bonnen (TX Congressional Dist 25) Letter to PUCT, Feb 2012

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Response to Administrative Law Judge’s October 18, 2011 Ruling Directing It to File Clarifying Radio Frequency Information

Symptoms After Exposure to Smart Meter Radiation, March 2015

American Academy of Environmental Medicine: Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health

Biological Effects from RF Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure, based on the BioInitiative 2012 Report, and the Implications for Smart Meters and Smart Appliances

For Legislators on Wireless Smart Meters: Health and Safety Issues, by Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D. Biochemist, May 12, 2014

Department of the Interior Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance Letter, Feb 2014

Defense Intelligence Agency Report, Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (Radiowaves and Microwaves) Eurasian Communist Countries, March 1976

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Mar 22

Awesome Report Rejecting Smart Meters in MA.

Below is a link to a packet submitted on behalf of NSTAR Electric Company (“NSTAR Electric”), and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (“WMECO”)(collectively, “Northeast Utilities” or the “Companies”) in response to the straw proposal issued by the Department of Public Utilities (the “Department”) in relation to the modernization of the electric distribution grid in Massachusetts via the use of smart meters.

This is by far one of the best rejection of smart meters that we have seen!  It is a lengthy report, but at least please read the highlighted portions.

http://haltmasmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NSTAR_R12-76-Comments-7986-POSTED01172014_HIGHLIGHTED.pdf

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Mar 20

Watch Take Back Your Power FREE Online for a Limited Time

Josh del Sol, producer of the multiple award winning documentary, Take Back Your Power, has provided this sharable link so that you can watch Take Back Your Power free online: https://takebackyourpower.vhx.tv/press/watch/035d8fd2

          This generous gift is for a limited time only (like a week) so don’t miss out.

The documentary is an expose and covers all aspects of “smart” meters and the “smart” grid,.

The opening scene alone is a must-watch. It’s so over-the-top that some people think it is staged but it is actual footage of real people from a real “smart” meter case at the real Maine Supreme Court.

Enjoy ~ Pass It On ~ and Remember, smart people refuse “smart” meters

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Feb 11

Interesting Observations from a Fellow Texan

Below is a really interesting analysis from a fellow Texan.  These measurements are from his home in Austin.

 

Using a High Frequency Analyzer – measures EMF light in microwatts per meter squared. EU recommends less than 3.0 around humans.

Front yard background 0.2 – 0.3 – 0.5 = avg. 0.3

Smart Meter 20 ft. from it = 0.3 until regular pulse = Pulse measures from 12 – 16
Smart Meter 6 ft away = Pulse measures from 71 – 164
(vegetation is dead within about 5 ft. of the Smart Meter, perfect semi-circle)
Smart Meter 1 ft away = Pulse measures from 791 – 870
Smart Meter inside wall where meter is = 0.6
Smart Meter inside bedroom wall upstairs of meter = 0.1 – 0.2
Smart Meter inside bedroom other side of house = 0.0 – 0.1

Gas Smart Meter Pulse = 5

Wifi & Cable Modem Units On = 3 ft = 3; 1 ft = 55; Off = 0
Cable Modem On covered in foil w/Apple Wifi unit Off = 1ft = 3.0; 5ft = 1.0; 10ft = 0.2
Desktop computer by itself with ALL computer Wifi settings Off = 0.0
Wifi Mouse On = steady of 2 – 3, just from the Mouse Wifi
Computer Wifi On = 2.4 but surges to +25 every time load a new web page on computer

Smart phone = 0 – 2 background while On
= 2 – 15 when apps are processing
= 10 – 15 when receiving a call
= 25 – 35 when making a call

Microwave Oven in Front of it while running = +2000
5ft to the side while running = 300 – 500
15ft away outside kitchen while running = 25

Using a Stetzer Voltage Noise reader to measure electron movement (dirty electricity) from the Smart Meter measured in volts/sec. Also use Stetzer Filters to dampen this. Both are plugged into the electric sockets. Germany limits this by law to 50 volts/sec. in buildings. Smart Meters can put out 500 volts/sec.

Measured in the house 323 volts/sec. in the sockets being conducted from the Smart Meter. With 1 Stetzer Filter plugged into a wall socket, reduced that 323 down to about 80 volts/sec. A few more Stetzer Filters around the house can get that down some more. 15 to 50 volts/sec. recommended for regular living/sleeping.

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Feb 07

Latest from the 912 Association.

We wanted to post the latest from the 9-12 Association.  They have been involved in the smart meter issue for a very long time in Texas and this is the latest from one of the founders!  They can be found at this website:  http://912membersusa.com.

 

We The People Are The 9-12 Association, Inc
 JOIN The 9-12 Association
 Donate Now to the (KIDD) Smart Meter Legal Defense Fund
February 7, 2015

I wanted to let you know that I am still here, alive, and still fighting for our rights!  I am happy to let you know that the cancer has not gotten me yet, and with God’s help, I plan to be here to see the battles we have been fighting together to save the freedom that God gave us through to the end, and by end I mean OUR TOTAL SUCCESS IN DEFEATING OUR ENEMIES!  There is NO DOUBT in my mind that WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS, but the key word is “WE”!

Below you will find updates relating to the numbers of households that opted out from having a smart meter forced upon them.  The numbers are low and disappointing, but when you consider that the only way any Texan knows that they have the right to opt-out is if someone within this circle has shared the information…it is not surprising.  As we all know, Texas is a HUGE state…it is hard for a very few to get the word out to so many millions…but we must double our efforts!

Please work hard to get past the defeatist attitude!  Place a positive thought in your head and SEE the Success at the end of the line…it is there, but you must keep it at the forefront of your mind at all times!  Any little doubt is a seed planted there by our enemy…but as long as we let the weedkiller of belief in, that seed cannot and will not grow!  My father told this to his children constantly: “There is no such word as “can’t”!”  (What he was telling us is that the truth is it is not that you can’t do something, it is that you choose that you WON’T do something)  If we just push past our hesitation of not wanting to do something, we can beat the enemy at their own game!  But, if we just sit back in our comfort zone, nothing will get done.  God does not expect us to just ask Him for something and then sit back to watch for a miracle…He expects some effort from us, along with the belief in Him and that He will ASSIST us in accomplishing our goal…but we MUST DO OUR PART FOR HIM TO DO HIS.  So I ask you, will you do your part…just a little bit more?  I KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE VICTORIOUS IN THIS FIGHT, I do not just believe it, I KNOW IT!  But I also know that I need all of you helping me bring this to victory, so I am asking, will you help me?

So far the totals for the number of households that have opted out from having a smart meter are as follows:

AEP
(Both TCC and TNC Areas)      130

CENTERPOINT                        62

ONCOR                                159

TNMP                                         NO REPORT YET
(TNMP’s Report date is not until sometime in February or March)

TOTAL OPT-OUTS TO DATE (FEBRUARY 6, 2015)  351

As you can see, the total number out of millions of households is absolutely pathetic!
If you are one of our members and/or followers who intended to opt-out but have not done so, WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY AND NOTIFY THEM THAT YOU WANT TO OPT-OUT NOW, AND  GET YOUR SMART METER OFF YOUR PROPERTY!  Every one of you who are holding out, no matter what the reason, are assisting these companies in denying all Texans the right to choose!  PLEASE DO YOUR PART, 351 households hardly proves that there are numbers behind our fight!  Like I said, I really need your help on this!

To see the actual reports for yourself, please  CLICK HERE The link will take you to the new project number (44129) assigned for the reporting requirement on the Texas PUC site.

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In addition to needing your help in getting the opt-out numbers up, I need your help with something that will make all the difference in us winning this battle!  This is extremely important, and I know with your help we will be victorious, not only will we win in Texas, but we will save this county and quite honestly this hemisphere from the evil plans that the “progressive one world government elites” have in store for us!

As you all know we must raise money to cover the legal expenses connected to this fight, and you all know that legal fees are not cheap!  But we pulled together and we were able to cover the fees ($40,000.00) involved to reduce the cost of the individual opt-out charges (ugh, we all just hated to spend money on that, didn’t we!?!?!)  But at least we accomplished lowering the fees so that those suffering the most from these horrible devices could get them removed from their homes and businesses…you all should take pride in that!)

So…If we could and did do that, we can and will raise the money needed to win this!

I know it seems that a very few are fighting for, not to mention paying for this fight and that at times it seems unfair because so many in the end will benefit…but isn’t that how it always is…look at those who fought for and won our freedom to begin with!  So few actually joined the fight but without them, we would never have had the free country they gave us, and aren’t we basically fighting for the same principles that the founders of this country fought for? 

I want you to know that  I am not asking for you to keep sending money (though I will not argue with you if you dogrin).  This task is a bit different.  With a little bit of your help, we can make this easier on all of us and accomplish the task of raising the funds we will need to finish this fight by WINNING THIS FIGHT!

Here is what I am planning and what I need your help with.

I am working on holding a “Gala Event”.  This event will be an evening of spending time with those of like mind who are working towards the same goal, along with food, a little fun, door prizes, and speakers.  There will be only a limited amount of tickets sold, and all tickets will be on a first come and first paid basis.  There will be a variety of door prizes, some of them are “one of a kind” items that cannot and will not ever be reproduced!  Once we have a date and location, I will be sending a list of door prizes and the cost of tickets to attend.  The help I need right now on this is not money as I am still working on the details.  I will be sending out another email with ways you can assist us if that is your desire, but for now I just wanted to let you know that I am working on this in order to ease the burden of raising the money needed to cover the legal costs.

For now the main purpose of this email is to let you know that although Nick and I have been quiet for some time now, we are not sitting idly by doing nothing.  We are still very active in this fight, and we do not intend to let you down or leave you hanging…I may have cancer, but I am still very much alive and I am still here working to save this state and this country!  Please hang in there with us!  I promise that as long as God keeps me here on earth, I am still fighting on your behalf and I will be until He decides I have done my job!

We will never be able to thank you all enough for your believing in us and for supporting us!  We appreciate each and every one of you!  Know that in this fight, no one is more important than another and that when we win, it will be because of each of us…it will not be because of any one of us doing more that another!  Without each other, this would never have been possible…we have come a long way and it has been a very long 4 years, but when we are all done, each of us will be able to say we did it TOGETHER!

You will hear from both Nick and I again very soon!  For now, please know that we have not deserted you, and that we are here working in the background, and we KNOW that with your help, WE WILL WIN THIS FIGHT!

If you can and you so desire, please donate to the
Smart Meter Legal Defense Fund.  Donations are not tax deductible. 

God Bless & Protect

The Constitution of The United States of America

Thelma A. Taormina

Founder/Chair

We The People Are The 9-12 Association, Inc

thelma@912membersusa.com

http://912membersusa.com

Texas State Rep & Advisory Board for

The National 9/12 Project

http://the912-project.com/

281-796-3577

 

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Donations By Mail:
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Make Check Payable to the Smart Meter Legal Defense Fund and Mail to:
The 9-12 Association
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Houston, TX  77284-0873
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Jan 17

Owners of Townhome Complex Make it Clear They Do NOT Want Smart Meters

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Jan 15

Attn: FCC is Forming a Disability Advisory Committee! Action Requested

PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL ESPECIALLY EHS SUFFERERS . . .The FCC is forming a Disability Advisory Committee. The Committee will “provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters.”

Mary Lamielle, the Executive Director of the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, has applied to be on the committee to represent the interests of people with environmental disabilities. She has been an advocate for people with chemical and electrical sensitivities for over thirty years.

If you live in the U.S., letters of support for her nomination may be helpful. If you write a letter, say who you are (e.g., you are a person with a disability, or you represent an organization), why our issues are important and need to be included in the makeup of the advisory committee, and that you support Mary’s appointment to the committee. Any letters should be sent quickly.

Any letters in support of Mary’s nomination should be emailed to:
< DAC@fcc.gov>, and cc to: Elaine Gardner < Elaine.Gardner@fcc.gov>.

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Jan 07

Attention CPS Customers Who Would Like To Opt-Out

We have had numerous people contact us wishing to opt-out of the smart meters that are in the CPS service area.  They do provide an opt-out.  There is a one time fee $175.00 for one meter or $250.00 for the two smart meters.  The monthly fee is $20.00 a month for them to come read your meter.  Contact Corix, the subcontractor for CPS, at 844-845-9665 and let them know your intentions to opt-out.  Also call CPS directly at 210-353-2222 to make sure that this is taken care of.

UPDATE:  This is not a “true” opt-out option for the customers. People do NOT get to keep their analog meters with this “opt-out” but instead the analog meters are being replaced with OMR meters. It is our understanding these meters are just as dangerous as the smart meters so people are not really “opting out” but swapping one RF meter for another.

Good luck!

Please let us know how they are doing as far as following through.

Don’t stop here and DEMAND that your legislator sponsors a NO COST opt-out for all Texans.  We shouldn’t have to sacrifice our privacy, security and health via extortion.

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Sep 01

Attention All Texans Who Want An Anologue Meter! Please Read.

To: All Texans

Subject: The Smart Electric Meter

Date: September 1, 2014

This message is for you if you have any interest in having the smart meter on your home removed and replaced with an analog meter.

I will provide a little background information for your consideration.

The movement for a smart electric grid commenced several years ago while we paid no attention to what our representatives were doing. The ultimate goal is to establish one electric grid for the world.

At this time Texas has its own electric grid. The world grid would permit taking electric power from Texas and moving it to China if that is where power was needed. This is the purpose of the world grid.

The Texas legislature passed a bill to start the move toward the world grid. The Governor signed the bill and passed it to the Public Utilities Commission [3 commissioners appointed by the Governor] to enforce. The PUC is the enforcer of utilities laws. In the implantation of the smart grid law the PUC agreed with the electric providers to demand all users have the smart meter whereas the law said users should be encouraged to have the smart meter installed. Herein lays the problem we are faced with today. The PUC [unelected commissioners] have issued a rule with the force of law that demands that all users have the smart meter. A group of citizens have risen up against such tyranny and have succeeded in having the legislature tell the PUC to provide an opt-out for the smart meter. The PUC after many months has published such a rule. However the rule requires the user [customer] pay a large up front [one time] charge and the pay a monthly fee to not have the meter.  I ask you “What do you get for these funds”. My answer is NOTHING. You had the analog meter until the provider changed it and you’ve had you meter read by the provider from the first month of service. So why pay for the reading twice each month?

The PUC issued the opt-out rule without a public hearing the fact is they denied a public hearing request by citizens of Texas.

The citizens group has filed an appeal in court asking the court to force the PUC to hold a public hearing. There are issues that to date the PUC has refused to hear. The public hearing will allow the citizens their day in court.

We encourage you to join us in fighting for our rights. Information on our appeal was written by Thelma Taomina and I placed it below for you to read.

Please plan to attend to help. Please let me know if you can help us.

John Tweedell

Texans Against Smart Meters

Message below is from: Thelma Taormina

On December 2, 2014 an appeal that has been filed with the Travis County Court will be heard.  The complaint filed is regarding a denial by the Public Utility Commission of Texas for a Full Public Hearing on the issue of Advanced Meters (aka Smart Meters).

The appeal is asking for the Judge to order the PUC of TX to order a Full Public Hearing on the “Proposed Rule(s)” initiated by 193 Texans.  The PUC of TX wrongly denied the citizens of TX a full public hearing regarding concerns over the privacy concerns and health issues relating to the smart meters.

At this first court appearance we will be asking the Judge to order the PUC of TX to follow not only the laws in TX, but also the PUC’s own rules as set up by the Commission.

We are asking individuals to please attend this court hearing to impress upon the Judge that it is not only a handful of Texans who are concerned about the smart meters and the issues raised concerning privacy and health.  The more people who attend the hearing will prove to the Judge and all in attendance that Texans are seriously concerned about this issue.

If there is any possibility that you can attend, please show up at  Herman Marion Sweatt, Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701 on December 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

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