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By Hook Or By Crook
Interestingly enough, Maui, which we have previously covered the fires on, had always been a target for smart meter adoption, both historically and currently. Residents have been rightly critical of smart meters, and resisted.
Hawaii Electric, with approval from the Hawaiian government, put up plans to have smart meters installed via coercion of higher rates for those that refused back in 2020.
As The Daily Beagle previously noted, government officials refused to send water, but how exactly did they turn off everybody’s water supply?
Smart Meter Illinois Connected With Smart Meter Maui
In another curious coincidence, Professional Meters, Inc (PMI) are headquartered in Illinois…
…this is the same region of the US that billed people monthly for refusing smart meters in order to coerce adoption…
…where Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) begged with their government paymasters to give them more time to coerce the remaining handful that hadn’t been assimilated by the proverbial Borg collective who won’t take no for an answer…
…in order for Illinois to receive the benefit of 'self-combusting' smart meters.
I believe in coincidences. Coincidences happen every day. But I don't trust coincidences.
Rich Man, Poor Man
Hawaii Electric exploited the impoverished situation of Maui residents due to 2020 lockdowns to coerce them to adopt smart meters:
Targeted the medium to low income residential areas — the same areas that primarily burned during the Maui fires.
The Daily Beagle had shown evidence how larger buildings and mansions had been left untouched — presumably because they weren't targeted with 'smart meters’.
Previously The Daily Beagle had shown evidence that the utility companies were likely responsible for fires, this recent discovery adds new, compelling evidence.
Criminal Cover-Up Of Smart Meter Fires
Utility companies have previously tampered with smart meter fire evidence by quietly stealing burned smart meters or surreptitiously replacing them, to the point newspapers…
…and firefighters have previously called them out for evidence tampering:
No company has yet been charged for criminal tampering with evidence of suspected arson caused by smart meters. Not surprising given how The Daily Beagle found a landslide of evidence for arson for wildfires (and utility involvement).
Hooked By Crooked Government Tyranny
Does this bother governments? Not the UK government, who threatens a fine of up to £15,000 or imprisonment for those resisting using inverse logic:
"may not provide for a civil penalty that exceeds £15,000"
Meaning it may provide for a civil penalty up to £15,000.
"may not provide for a criminal offence to be punishable [...] with imprisonment for a term exceeding 12 months"
Meaning it may provide for a punishment for up to 12 months (a year) in jail.
"may not provide for a criminal offence to be punishable [...] with a fine of more than level 5 on the standard scale"
Meaning it may provide a fine of up to level 5 on the standard scale.
Threats relate to any and all attempts at so-called 'obstruction' to the so-called 'Net Zero' schemes within. It does not define what 'obstruction' is, so conceiveably refusing to have solar panels installed or a smart meter installed would count.
It also grants GEMA (Gas and Electricity Markets Authority) who sit above Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) power to basically cut off people's energy supply at any time they like.
Reading between the lines: ‘load control’ includes the ability to ‘shed load’ (I.E. drop you from their energy network, like Texas did to people).
In this context it describes the utility company as an enforcement authority, which, of course, implies enforcement (and not merely as a ‘sharer’ of information). What, exactly, are they enforcing? What are their methods of enforcement? And who are they enforcing it against?
Smart meters have a remote disconnect switch built into them, even though analogue electricity meters didn't have one.
The UK government signalled that it wanted to be able to switch off people's electricity without warning or compensation (not that a warning nor compensation would make the draconian abuse of power right; lives are at risk).
The newest legal bill confirms this is exactly what the UK government plans to do. On top of that, the Chinese made smart meters pose a national security risk (as do most Chinese made parts).
The intentional backdoor vulnerabilities allow others to do the same.
"They could cause some kind of mass disconnect for the neighborhood or part of the grid," said Suku Nair, of HACNet. "It could be the whole Dallas area."
"In Spain, researchers have already managed to hack smart meters and send false information to energy providers."
— The Register, 2014
"An attacker who controls the meter also controls its software, allowing them to literally blow the meter up"
— The Register, 2017
"According to analysis by the security company Kaspersky Labs, many of these devices have weak security settings, which are easy for hackers to bypass."
— Evening Standard, 2018
"[…] there are limited consumer protections to build confidence in the [Energy Smart Appliances] market […]"
— The Express, 2022
— The Guardian, 2016.
Grid operators have even remotely adjusted people's thermostats previously, so it isn't without precedent. Those who took part voluntarily in smart grid control ended up regretting it.
Could grid operators be so heartless as to cut off energy to granny? Yes.
They also violated the rights of a union worker who was trying to warn of the dangers of smart meters (emphasis added):
"Reed, the union’s business manager who was also involved in contract negotiations with the Dallas, Texas-based company, told the committee that he saw an increase in work orders in which both smart meters and the base that they are attached to burned, according to a transcript of the hearing. He also testified the damage was caused by the meters."
As noted earlier, Hydro-Quebec maliciously removed evidence from an arson investigation, despite firefighters telling them not to.
Support for installation of remotely controllable smart meters makes the fallacious assumption that the government isn't already or won't become a tyranny. History shows us otherwise.
This comes as the EU wants a digital mass surveillance grid.
Smart meter data from individual homes is public and easily interceptable, it gives the enemy an idea how you use power, when, for how often.
By analysing the signal frequency of power consumption, it is also possible to tell what devices are running, as each one has a unique power consumption signal.
Endless Hooks By Endless Crooks
Previously governments have tried to use every trick in the book to force people to adopt smart meters:
By lying about features the smart meters simply didn't provide:
"A radio advert by Smart Energy GB has been banned for making 'misleading' claims that consumers could save money simply by getting a smart meter installed."
— Which.co.uk, 2019
Now by threatening criminal prosecution in the form of large fines and jail, and just joint blank forcing it on people.
Germany is scheming something similar, mandating phasing out of older heating systems that Germans simply cannot afford to upgrade, requiring 65% renewable power sources.
Estimated cost to Germany is €1 trillion. This will no doubt bankrupt Germans, forcing them to either sell their property, or risk criminal prosecution for simply being too poor to be able to afford a new heating system.
Now Scheming Smart Water Meters
If you think the government jailing you for refusing to let them install buggy, vulnerability surveillance equipment that allows them to switch off your power supply is terrifying, you’ve not seen anything yet.
They plan to do the same to your water supply.
Illinois already started a roll out of 'smart water meters' back in 2021, and it is very likely they will use it to cut off people's water supply if they disagree with the state...
In pure irony and absolute hypocrisy, France, have been raising concerns about radiation fears with the battery powered iPhone 12, with Germany and Belgium considering an iPhone 12 ban and South Korea investigating. They all seem oddly quiet about the mains powered wireless smart meters with cellular transponders, rules for thee?
The digital tyranny is coming for us all.
Smart meters cause fires, utility companies try downplaying and denying, criminally tampering with evidence of smart meter fires. Maui became an early target for smart meter installation, aimed at residential medium-to-low income areas, same burned up areas in 2023 Maui fires; a non-profit opposed to smart meters in Maui also burned up. Professional Meters, Inc, who installed smart water meters in Maui has HQ in Illinois, a State known for draconian enforcement and abuse forcing smart meter installations. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) based in Illinois charged more for smart meter refusers to force compliance. Other companies have demand compulsory installation of smart meters, some break into people's homes to forcefully install smart meters. UK government plans fines and jail those who obstruct (dissent or oppose) installations. Also gives GEMA (Gas and Electricity Markets Authority) power to use utilities as 'enforcement authorities' who can hypothetically 'shed load' (disconnect people from the grid). UK government has signalled wanting to disconnect the public from the grid arbitrarily before. Smart meters in the UK were built by a Chinese state-sponsored company and poses a national security risk. Previous Chinese hardware has been shown to contain intentional vulnerabilities. Smart meter installing companies have tried to sue to suppress evidence of backdoors and vulnerabilities. These allow attackers to see your usage data, what devices you're using, remotely control the meter, cause it to catch on fire or explode via malicious code. Grid operators have used the smart grid to interfere with people's devices, turning up thermostats remotely during a heatwave. Some show pure malice: giving advice resulting in members of the public getting electocuted, maliciously firing workers who try to report the truth on smart meters, and criminally tampering with evidence at crime scene investigations. EU seeks a digital mass surveillance state controlling everything. Governments have tried to use everything to force smart meters onto people: breaking and entering, peddling ultimately debunked lies about 'saving money', financially penalising non-compliance, telling people it is compulsory. Germany also seeks to bankrupt Germans by insisting heating power sources are 65% renewable by mandate, a great cost many cannot afford during this economic crisis; essentially forcing them to sell their homes and rent out. Governments now plan to install remotely controllable water meters. Given they have cut off water supplies during a fire emergency in Maui, there's nothing to say they won't do it again for political intrigue and dissent.
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