Take Back Your Power - smart meter film

Seattle City Light wants your input about their “smart” meters — and the extortive opt-out fee

After a 2-year delay, the City of Seattle and Seattle City Light (SCL) have decided to install 'smart' meters — and charge an extortive "opt-out" fee for everyone doesn't want one. This article features the Seattle campaign and how to say "NO" to their agenda.
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Smart meters ‘not needed’ after all for European power grid

A transition to an intelligent electricity grid in Europe can take place without smart meters, industry players have said, in comments that will embarrass the European Commission.
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Hundreds of thousands of ‘smart’ meter billing issues in the U.K.

As with everywhere "smart" meters are installed, the UK reports hundreds of thousands of households "left in billing limbo by clever gadgets".
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‘Smart’ meters: A surveillance and control con job revealed

'SMART' METER WAKE-UP CALL: Why are more than a million people and hundreds of local governments standing against the 'smart' meter agenda? This article summarizes the issues: billing increases, fiscal negligence, in-home spying, property rights violations, health effects, hacking vul
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Utility commissions’ decisions appealed in Maine, Arizona

On Friday, January 9th, an appeal in Maine was filed against PUC decision to continue to allow unfettered corporate deployment of so-named “smart” meters, without disclosure or consent: Appeal Press Release 1-13-15 (pdf) Notice of Appeal 1-9-15 Reduced (pdf) Earlier last w
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The Supreme Court of Canada moves the Law of Contract: The principle of good faith and duty to act honestly

The Supreme Court of Canada has, for the first time, ruled that parties must not lie or mislead each other concerning matters linked to the performance of a contract in Canadian common law provinces.
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Ontario Auditor General: Smart meters a total flop, $900M over budget

TORONTO – People in Ontario are paying billions of dollars extra for electricity thanks to a flawed smart meter program and the above-market rates the province pays most power generators, Ontario’s auditor general reported.
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BC: Inspiration for the fight and the future

An inspiring two-part update on the resistance to microwave-emitting surveillance devices being rolled out in British Columbia. Contributions from Christiane Brown and Care Leah.
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SaskPower CEO resigns following investigation into smart meter “catastrophe”

by K.T. Weaver, for Take Back Your Power As reported in late July, following a series of fires throughout Saskatchewan, Canada, “SaskPower ordered to remove all 105,000 smart meters in the province.” On October 27th, the Government of Saskatchewan released the results of a scathing re
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Newly-publicized 1994 USAF report: Low-intensity wireless radiation has “profound effect on biological processes”

CONCLUSION: "Experimental evidence has shown that exposure to low intensity radiation can have a profound effect on biological processes. The nonthermal effects of RF/MW radiation exposure are becoming important measures of biological interaction with EM fields. Modern RF/MW radiation
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Electronic Warfare in Olympic Peninsula: comments due November 28th (extended)

The Navy is proposing to turn a large part of Washington's magnificent Olympic Peninsula, as well as a portion of NE Washington, into Electronic Warfare training ranges. The deadline for public comment is TODAY, October 31, 2014.
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BBC: Smart meters open to hack attack

"We suspected there could be some issues with [smart meters] and we wanted to check," cybersecurity investigator Javier Vidal told the BBC. "We feared the security would be easy to break and we confirmed that."
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Downtown Calgary fire: Is accelerated corrosion, electron-stripping from wireless tech to blame?

With a letter to the Alberta government from Andrew Michrowski PhD, this article considers the evidence linking an increase in electrical fires/failures to accelerated corrosion from electron-stripping -- due to microwave technology and networks.
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“Take Back Your Power” now in theaters: International distribution with Tugg Inc

Seattle, WA (Oct 9, 2014) – Join the revolution and book “Take Back Your Power” in your local theater, without cost. BigPitcher Films and Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com) are pleased to announce that Take Back Your Power (2014 Edition) is now available to screen in theaters across the USA, A
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Kim Bendis and Naperville Smart Meter Awareness

Naperville’s Kim Bendis emerges victorious in dubious “smart meter arrest” case

After having been absurdly arrested for refusing a so-named "smart" electricity meter, Kim Bendis of Naperville, Illinois has been acquitted on a misdemeanor charge labelled as "resisting or obstructing a peace officer" in January 2013. Bendis' other charge, which police called "atte
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Ralph Nader on 'smart' meters

Ralph Nader: “Smart meters a step toward technological despotism”

With a career as a consumer advocate, Ralph Nader’s views on selected issues can many times bridge the gaps between the major political parties. Such is the case on so-called "smart" meters. "[Utilities are] basically stripping individual citizens of what remains as consumers of con
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Reflexive Law: How sustainable development has conned us all

How elitists are stealing rights, property and sidestepping due process - in the name of the environment. The New York Times blasted out the head­line yes­terday, Obama Pur­suing Cli­mate Accord in Lieu of Treaty. In short, Obama will use one or more Exec­u­tive Orders to entangle the
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More than 110 municipalities in Quebec are now opposed to “smart” meter deployment

by Jean Hudon | see original post at cqlpe.ca Hydro-Quebec still attempting to charge opt-out fees despite government resolutions and lack of safety evidence On October 5, 2012, the Energy Board of Quebec gave the green light to Hydro-Quebec to begin the Phase 1 of the deployment of &
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SaskPower ratepayers to be spared cost of failing smart meters: premier

REGINA – It looks like SaskPower ratepayers will not be on the hook for the cost of replacing 105,000 defective smart meters. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the government will go after the manufacturer, Sensus, for a portion of the $14-million cost. The province is pulling the p
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SaskPower ordered to remove all 105,000 smart meters in the province

REGINA – SaskPower has announced that they are removing all the smart meters that were installed in the province. The minister responsible for SaskPower Bill Boyd said the utility company will be taking out all 105,000 smart meters around Saskatchewan.
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“About Smart Meters, Episode 11” now on WCCA-TV13

Misinformation and spin are a standard tactic in ‘smart’ meter deployment, as evidenced at the 4/23/2014 Worcester City Council Public Service Committee hearing. Watch National Grid tell ratepayers and Worcester officials - That “It is a pilot and our expectation is that we will conti
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According to Time Magazine, one of the first actions taken by President Obama after the '08 election was to request $100 Billion for a 'smart' grid.

ComEd Raises Rates 38% To Pay For Smart Meters

CHICAGO (AP) - Commonwealth Edison's residential customers will see a 38 percent spike in their electricity bills beginning next month, just six months after the company raised rates to help pay for the costs of upgrading the power grid, the company said Wednesday.
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WCCA13 TV Show “About Smart Meters” – Episodes 1-10

Watch the 10+ Episodes of "About Smart Meters" on WCCA13 TV (Massachusetts).
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Josh del Sol and his film Take Back Your Power were named winner of The Indie Fest's Annual Humanitarian Award in April 2014.

Indie Fest Interviews Josh del Sol, Annual Humanitarian Award Winner

by Alex A. Kecskes, The Indie Fest. In this interview, filmmaker Josh del Sol provides some insights into this important subject and reveals the many challenges in bringing Take Back Your Power to the screen. Q. Why do you think you were selected to receive the Humanitarian Award? A
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Interview: Josh del Sol on The Bulletproof Executive – Podcast #115

by The Bulletproof Executive | see original post Electromagnetic fields (or EMFs) are fundamental to the physical world. They occur naturally in the body, but are also man-made and have the potential to affect your performance negatively. Josh del Sol’s award-winning documentary, Take
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Video: Truth to Power

By Jeromy Johnson, Civil and Environmental Engineer. Around the world, ordinary people and their elected officials are speaking out against wireless smart meters and the wireless smart grid. Watch how this city councilman from Massachusetts speaks truth to the power company represent
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Smart meters fill homes with pulsed microwave radiation 24/7 without consent, and infringe on the privacy, security, safety and health of residents.

Nine Reasons Why Today’s “Smart” Meter Systems Are A Mistake

by Richard H. Conrad, PhD Biochemist. Smart electric meters and smart grid systems track and record details of customers’ energy usage, and transmit the information to utilities wirelessly at microwave frequencies. Authorities are attempting to make smart meters mandatory. They ar
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Is Your Home’s Energy Meter Spying On You?

“Imagine if AT&T set out to install FCC-regulated cell network repeaters on everyone's rooftops -- all homes in the US -- without permission or compensation. That they just went out and did it, in the interest of improving their network coverage, and improving their for-profit bottom
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Something’s In the Air: Saturday April 19 is Electromagnetic Radiation Action Day

FORT COLLINS, CO – This Saturday, concerned Coloradans will join others around the world for EMR Action Day – to highlight their concerns about the safety of electromagnetic radiation found in wireless Internet, cordless phones, microwaves TV and radio and other sources. Virginia Far
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