Sunday, 31 August 2014

Some stuff to consider - From the folks in Extreme Central Texas....or perhaps they are somewhere else.

The drive to make all things efficient, to the pleasure of a few, and to the consternation of many troubles this observer.  Mussolini made the trains run on time, we have heard that admonition many times.   But the idea of having some Wizard of Oz, hiding midst the veils and curtains, pulling levers and pushing buttons to first acquit his own pleasure and troubling to the point of equivalency to the abolition of the 2nd Amendment and/or the 1st Amendment.   Just an observation from El Gringo Viejo.   We have always said that we preferred effectiveness to efficiency.  It is a Confederate condition....local control...local control...local control.  We can fix our own failures and moral defects, ourselves. Please review this material from our Friends in extreme Central Texas....or somewhere else. 

Under Assault

The Standing Buddha, outside of
Kuala Lumpur.  Perhaps my friends
are at this fabled place. 

I’m writing to you from inside an electromagnetic field … and it’s probably robbing me of my health. Above me on the second floor are a modem, a wireless router, a laptop computer and a Roku box. Next to me is a cellphone, desktop computer with two WIFI cards, two monitors, a wireless keyboard and mouse, a multi-function printer system with WIFI capability, and a laptop computer.
     The amount of gigahertz radio frequencies flowing around and through me at any given moment is billions of times more than the eight hertz that naturally register in the human body. And it has me worried. Chronic exposure to radiation in those radio frequencies could be making us ill. It may be causing headaches, dizziness, facial irritation and sleep disturbances. In fact, a 2012 report from the BioInitiative Working Group linked exposure to more serious conditions, including cancer, a weakened immune system and even Alzheimer’s disease.

       That by itself is worrisome, but thanks to the government, there's more. Welcome, smart meters. The feds are pushing hard for them. Smart meters are a new meter that keeps track of your energy usage and transmits it wirelessly to your utility company. Its radio frequency registers In the gigahertz. In other words: It’s probably hazardous to your health.
Perhaps this is them, gad-abouting in the
Cabos, deep sea fishing, and eating scallop
sushi.   Or wait!  Maybe that's them over
there getting out to go into the Dairy
Queen right here in extreme
 Central Texas!!! 
     Unfortunately, it’s probably hazardous to your liberty, as well. Just think about it: It will broadcast your detailed energy habits and data to your utility company. The meters can also be controlled remotely. So if, someone, somewhere, decides you're consuming too much energy, it's possible for them to adjust it. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a gross violation of my privacy and rights.

      Smart meters are merely the first step toward an integrated smart grid. The Federal Smart Grid Task Force, one of the powers behind smart meters, is likely to follow with mandates on retrofitting home appliances in ways that increase radiation exposure in your home, while monitoring your day-to-day habits. Can you guess who's on that Federal Smart Grid Task Force? According to, it “includes experts from the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, and State; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); the Environmental Protection Agency; and the Federal Communications Commission.”

Makes your skin crawl, doesn’t it?

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a smart grid means “automation technology that lets the utility adjust and control each individual device or millions of devices from a central location.” Translation: It means greater centralization, which means reduced quality and the increased potential for government's presence in your home.