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User Profile: BTC55


Member Since: October 26, 2011


  • March 13, 2014 at 8:43pm

    I thought it was because he was wearing a “Hope and Change” t-shirt.

  • February 27, 2014 at 9:21pm

    It looks like Roosevelt holds the record by far. Nice Try JROOK.

  • February 23, 2014 at 11:01am

    So what are the rules on statehood. California can split into whatever it wants but who says they can become states. Perhaps they would be better off as a U.S. Territory. With very limited representation.

  • January 28, 2014 at 11:41am

    Speaking of facts, perhaps you should try some.

  • January 3, 2014 at 2:44pm

    About as clever as you when you referred to Bush as the shrub.

  • December 18, 2013 at 9:14am

    Fascinating mindset. I believe the Federal poverty level for 1 person is $11,490. The article states:

    “The basic concept is simple,” she said. “Every non-incarcerated adult citizen gets a monthly check from the government. Other safety net programs are jettisoned to pay for the mincome, and poverty is eliminated.”

    Now just where does the $11,490 come from? And anybody really believe that there won’t be cries for more from those on the bottom rung. And who in their right mind doesn’t think this will have an impact on work.

  • July 25, 2013 at 1:07pm

    @Sober… That was my first thought.

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  • May 1, 2013 at 7:31pm

    So how do we compare to mexico

  • April 14, 2013 at 12:57pm

    “We collectively provide for the education or our children as well. Unfortunately we collectively pay much less than other tiny countries who are kicking our rears in technology but that’s because we’re Americans, and here it’s every person for himself. And F the other guy.”

    Who outpsends us?

  • March 18, 2013 at 8:11pm

    It is a poor assumption to assume that an increase in productivity will automatically lead to an increase in wages. Companies invest in machinery to increase productivity. When they do they are going to keep the rewards. 15 years ago our garbage collection was picked up by a garbage truck with two workers. One was the driver and the other dumped the garbage in the back. Then they got a new truck that had an arm that picked up the garbage and dumped it in the truck. The driver handled the entire process. Clearly this was an increase in productivity but they didn’t double the drivers pay.

    Wages are subject to supply and demand. The supply of labor is holding down wages.

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:54pm

    Owning your home has nothing to do with utility service. By that I mean if you owned your home free and clear, the utility can still install a meter of their choosing. Of course, you could go off the grid. Solar panels etc. Hence no utility service and no need to be concerned about any meter what so ever.

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:48pm

    @ADMIRALQ “NO it’s HER PROPERTY and she has the right to say no to this. YOU ARE A MORON and remember this story when similar crap happens to you.”

    You are misinformed. The meter is owned by the utility. They paid for it and it is an asset on their books. If it were to stop working, who would you call? The utility company, of course.

    AEP clearly handled the situation poorly. But if you are going to argue at least understand the facts.

    The smart meters are about measuring usage when it occurs. Not controlling your usage. That will be done by rates that are higher during peak times and lower during low peak times.

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:39pm

    If they want to discontinue your service, it doesn’t matter what type of meter is attached to your home. Gas and /or electric can be safely shutoff upstream.

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:32pm

    Then they will require you to pay for a new meter before they restore service.

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:28pm

    The smart meters being installed do not give the utility control of your electric usage. They measure when usage occurs. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation being spouted.

    FYI. the gas companies are also installing meters that can be read remotely. It is being done to save money.

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:24pm

    The sheriff was simply there to assure the electric company was not prevented from accessing their property. Smart Meters being installed do not control how you use electricity. They do measure usage in near real time. This is actually a very good thing. Your phone service can tell you when you made a call. Why is everybody so paranoid about the electric company telling you when you use electricity?

  • February 9, 2013 at 5:12pm

    A public utility in Ohio has the right to access their equipment. The meter on a home is the utility company’s property. Not the property owner’s. Failure to allow access or using utility service in a detrimental manner can result in the termination of service. AEP’s tariff would cover these situations.

    Having said that, if the story is accurate, AEP handled the situation about as poorly as one could imagine. I do not know if the Smart Meter would affect her pacemaker or not. That is an issue to be determined by the manufacturer of the pacemaker. Does a cell phone affect the pacemaker? OnStar in your car? The local cell tower? Radio signals from Police, Fire etc. A wireless router, which can be detected several homes away. Or what about the smart meter on the house next door. The PUCO will likely address this matter and establish rules according. Most likely there will be an option out. The smart meters being installed offer potential cost savings. First, by automating meter reading and second by providing data that would allow the consumer to make “smart” decisions regarding their usage.

    I suspect there is more to the story then has been revealed.

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  • January 25, 2013 at 12:43pm

    Does Naperville run electricity as a municipality or is electric service run by a public utility. Municipalities can pretty write their rules under home rule. Public utilities are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission.

    Both most likely have the right to put whatever meter they want. And both have a legal right to access their meter. Failure to allow access to the meter can result in disconnection of service.

    I do not understand the opposition to the smart meter being installed. As described, it is simply a remote meter whose readings can be read via a tower or by a utility truck driving through the neighborhood or a meter reader simply walking close to the meter. This is primarily a cost savings device. This is not really real time access. And I am not aware of any ability to control your usage through this type of device. That day may be coming but when it does it won’t be through a wireless remote meter. It will be a monitored direct connection. such as an ip connection with some type of usage limiting control system. .As to the concerns that the wireless makes people sick, that isn’t any more likely then the wireless internet people have in their homes or cell phone usage.

    This is a lot on noise about nothing.

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  • December 26, 2012 at 7:28pm

    Mr. Morgan, Our laws allow you to leave. Feel free.

  • December 21, 2012 at 9:46pm

    They already have. The Fed just prints it now and holds the bonds.