What everyone should know about those new energy efficient light bulbs:

In addition, PG&E is being forced into an customer “opt-out” position because people are refusing these meters. The California Public Utility Commission will make a ruling for California residents in September 2011, on whether there will be an “opt-out” option for PG&E customers. The problem is that PG&E wants huge amounts of money paid to them for a possible “opt-out” option and also may elect to encumber our property in the event we want to sell, in order to collect additional money from ratepayers. California residents are not in favor of these “opt-out” options. Also it means that middle, low, and those on fixed incomes (like seniors), would not be able to afford to “opt-out” of the program.

Across the United States a growing rebellion is starting to gain momentum as reports about SMART METERS have begun to find their way into to local newspapers, radio, and television news. In California, as Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), began to roll-out their SMART Meter installation program, residents began to learn more about these meters, in many cases learning this lesson the hard way as some of their bills skyrocketed upward at alarming rates.

Health questions began to increase, not only about the meters themselves, but the cell towers needed for transmission of the SMART Meter signals, and the SMART Meter Relay Antennas that have begun to show up along rural roads in California. Many are asking their local, city, and state elected representatives to stop this process until all impacts can be evaluated. We know that these types of SMART Meter signals may disrupt pacemakers and other similar medical devices. And it should be clear that hospitals, which ask cell-phone users to turn off their cell phones when inside, should protected from these types of signals.

The rebellion, here in California, started in Southern California where local residents began protests that have spread across California. This issue has spread throughout California and many other states are getting involved in this debate. The SMART Meter rebellion has been gaining momentum as the big push to put SMART meters on every home, business, school, apartment, and every place where electricity or natural gas is metered. (The change-out has also included the installation of natural gas SMART meters to replace the older existing meters.) It is a topic we all need to know more about as the installation of SMART meters sweeps across California and the United States.

PG&E in California has rolled out the program with $Millions in television, radio, and print media advertising (being paid by ratepayers in California). Their goal is to SMART Meter the entire State of California without residents having the option to permanently “opt-out”. This issue will be decided this September by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). (In other states different options may be available for residents-for information on how to “opt-out” in California see[7] below or file a complaint with the California PUC.) [8]

PG&E in California and Texas [16] have also been having problems with defective Smart Meters [14] [15], overbilling problems, questions about privacy, and ease of hackers hacking into the system.[17] The list of Smart Meter problems keeps growing. In California, the latest revelation in the S.F. Chronicle on May 3, 2011, is that PG&E has installed some SMART Meters that overcharged customers when the SMART Meter interior temperature reached 100 degrees.[18] PG&E has agreed to remove these defective meters put will only rebate customers $40.00+/- even though the meters may have overcharged each customer over time hundreds or thousands of dollars.

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About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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  3. I just can’t tell you, how excited and happy to read this information about smart meters!!!Thank you!!!We have suffered with them for 6 months now where we live in Kadoka, South Dakota.I am 82 years old, and didn’t want them installed, but they sneaked and I mean sneaked in, and installed them without our knowledge.I live with my step-son and he is 66 yrs. old and has similar problems with them as I do. I is slowly killing us!! Can you help????This is AMERICA!!!, How can this be happening??Where did our GOD-GIVEN rights go??? Can you help????Thanks for letting me share this disagreeable situation; Please advise what we can do. Sincerely, Ethel And Jesse Freeman Kadoka, South Dakota 57543, P.O. 144, 605-837-2071. Thank you so much!!!

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