Makes me want to go out and loot a sporting goods store for some new air jordans…
 June 30, 2014 at 1:16pm
Why are these democrat such sore losers? My gosh, can’t they just admit that the will of the people has been spoken and move on to more important issues? It’s like…”if I don’t get my way, I’ll take my ball and go home”. Spoiled children!
"Why are these democrat such sore losers?"
Do you not understand how the government works? Or politics? An issue isn't just "decided" then done forever, whether or NOT it's the Supreme Court that's the forum. And conservatives are trying to rehash "decided" things ALL THE TIME--a PILLAR OF IDEOLOGY is OVERTURNING the DECISION (of the SUPREME COURT no less) legalizing abortion. So don't talk about "liberals being this or that" when that's not only the ordinary way things work, but ALSO EXACTLY WHAT CONSERVATIVES DO AND HAVE ALWAYS DONE!
You can't COMPLAIN about something, then make DOING JUST THAT a MAJOR plank of your ideology--MAKE UP YOUR MIND PLEASE!
March 29, 2013 at 10:13am
It would seem that we are preparing for the Big Transfer – the transfer of our nation to and beneath a new authority or several new authorities. It now makes a great deal of sense why foreign troops have been cross-training with our new paramilitary systems, and yes, there are foreign troops on American soil, which I fear may not be American soil at all. Equally, multiculturalism suddenly makes a great deal of sense. I believe we can call it “behavior modification” so that we the stupid people will behave and be obedient under the new rules of new and foreign leaders.
March 29, 2013 at 9:40am
The country’s infrastructure has been for sale for 17 years. Roads, tunnels, bridges, electricity supply facilities, mass transit, rail transportation, airports, ports, waterways, water supply facilities, recycling/wastewater facilities, solid waste facilities, prisons, hospitals, schools, and housing — this being of “examples” of saleable infrastructure and not the entire list of saleable items according to E.O. 12803–so the question begs: What exactly has been sold to “private parties in our nation? We would like to see the complete list. We know that many highway systems have been sold to foreign countries, but what of the other listed items? Have they been sold as well?
February 11, 2013 at 1:53pm
I was wondering were all those Occupy Wall Street idiots got to. Now I know! Whatever it takes to make a buck, Huh?
I thought of OWS too. Difference is these models probably took a bath within the last week.
January 27, 2013 at 8:55pm
Not True. A smart meter cannot cut off anything. The A/C is wired into your breaker panel not the meter.
[-1] January 26, 2013 at 11:48am
Correct, The power company was replacing THEIR meter at this woman’s home, not her meter base. It’s a meter…so the power company can meter how much power you use so they know how much to bill you. Just like the water company meters the water you use so as to know how much to charge you for that. Or the gas company, or the gas pump at the gas station……
[-1] January 26, 2013 at 9:30am
I glad to see someone here speaking with some sense. People these days are so quick to jump on the conspiracy theory bandwagon thinking every for profit company is out to get them. I don’t agree with the policies of our government, in particular the current administration, but people need to stop and think before they blindly follow the rumors floating around. This woman was wrong to deny the power company access to that meter. She would certainly raise hell at the power company if her power was out for an extended period of time and she had to be inconvenienced from her comfortable lifestyle. People will stand in line for a smart phone, interactive video game consoles and the latest shoot-em-up games, will fight each other over a limited supply of tickle me Elmos, but let the power company install a meter that will enhance service reliability and all hell breaks out. I’m worried about some of you out there.
January 26, 2013 at 7:41am
Leetpriest, you don’t really know enough about me to be calling me a liar. I guess I should have said that the company I work for will be on the way out to fix the problem before your have to call. But then, we were some of the ones that responded after the Super storm Sandy incident and had to sit around and wait on the unionized companies to decide when we could start helping get the lights back on. By the way the power company is not a branch of the fed gov. We didn’t come up with the carbon tax issue, we just have to abide by it. Also, regulate doesn’t equal cut off, Cut off = you didn’t pay your bill. No customer = no money for us. As for your meter base, it should be getting 120/240 all the time. The only way to adjust power to you water heater is through load management and that is something you would have to agree with. Debate me like a man. Don’t call me a liar unless you know me to be one. I work hard for our consumers and know a little bit about this but I am human and I don’t know it all.
January 24, 2013 at 6:42pm
Also, the federal government has mandated that Electric service providers have to meet certain standards to be energy efficient by 2014 and using smart meters to control and shape power usage is helping us to be more efficient. Isn’t that what all the tree huggers want? The comments posted here about this lady resisting is all a bunch of hype and has been blown way out of proportion. Folk, you really need to choose your battles a little more wisely. The power companies are not the enemy, we just have a necessary product to sell and every one of you are only too happy to see us coming when the power lines are down.
I was hoping you would respond to my replies on page two. I know this is to control usage in peak demand because of the aging grid. It is ok for now but as the grid gets more taxed in the future what is going to stop them from cutting your power for longer and longer periods of time. I hope you don't believe green energy is going to save us.
January 24, 2013 at 6:31pm
OK, Here’s the deal with all this. I am an engineer with a local electric service provider and we have been installing “smart meters” for a couple of years now. We are doing it in stages because of the cost and because certain other equipment has to be installed at intervals along the grid to pass information along to our call centers. Folks, these meters are NOT invading your privacy, but are being installed to help electric service providers provide better service by monitoring usage in certain areas thereby allowing them to regulate the amount of electricity in a certain area during peak times. We cannot tell what you are watching on TV, or what you are serving for dinner, but we can tell how much power you are using on the coldest or warmest day of the year. If the power goes out in the middle of the night you don’t have to get up and call it in….we already know and have a crew on the way out to fix the problem. There is no invasion of privacy and these meters will not cause you any illness. Hell, the food you eat is what’s causing that.
The meter is the property of the electric service provider and is used to tell us how much power you consume, The meter base, that it plugs into is yours. If you want power it has to be meters so we can get paid for our product that keeps ou warm/cool and entertained. We have a right to access our facilities (meter) and the people that install them generally work 8-5. They are not sneaking around you home when they know you away.
If the meter does not need to be read and the customer does not want it on their house why not install it at the pole where their drop starts. Off of their property. I know it would be somewhat costly to get a bucket out there and a new type of meter socket box. Also it is public knowledge how many watts different things pull so it seems they could use programs to know what you are using and when. Also what stops someone who does not work for the power company from having a device that can read your meter and know these things? I can think of many different companies or orgs that would like this info.
You said "allowing them to regulate the amount of electricity in a certain area during peak times." I've heard that it will also allow them to CUT OFF electricity at certain peak times. Nothing like cooking dinner or doing some laundry and having your electricity simply getting cut off because too many people are using electricity at the same time. (This is already happening in some countries around the world.) We all know how annoying that is when it happens during a thunderstorm!
regulate= CUT-OFF. The power to your home is 240volt A/C and can not be changed without damage to your equipment. I can get a cheap clamp-on meter to read amps for 50 bucks. Add a small raintight cover and a transmitter' clamp it to the existing drop at the top of the pole and done. Knowing ohms law an amp reading is all you should need. What does a smart meter cost the power company?
You are not telling the whole story. The meters being installed in Naperville also have a "kill" switch that can be programmed to turn off power, with a penalty time out, if the consumer uses too much energy. The data from y our home is stored indefinitely. Naperville just introduced their so called TOU (time of use billing) option that considers the hours of noon until 9:00 PM "peak" and "critical peak" which will cost about 3-4 times the rate. So if you avoid using your home during half your waking hours, Naperville figured that the homeowner could save $1.00 a month. Wow, what a return on investment! This is all one big scam to inventory each family energy use (oops carbon tax time, force consumers to pay a whole lot more for a whole lot less, eventually sell family use patterns, law enforcement, and a heyday for lawyers to supoena for disability claims, unemployment, divorce etc. this is progressive technology, alright.
"but we can tell how much power you are using on the coldest or warmest day of the year. If the power goes out in the middle of the night you don’t have to get up and call it in….we already know and have a crew on the way out to fix the problem."
As can anyone with a laptop, RF capabilities, and elementary programming knowledge.
As for your little "we already have a crew on the way to fix the problem". No you don't. Just stop lying, it's total BS. Rarely has the power company actually come out and fixed the problem the same day that I've called, much less within a couple of hours of the problem happening. As for smart meters helping you determine when there is a problem, do you seriously expect me to believe that this day in age, you can't pinpoint a fault or outage?
Bro, we both know that 99% of outages occur with the equipment past the meter, do you honestly expect me to believe that when a transformer goes out, you have no way of determining whom that transformer serves? Really?
Try to tell the truth next time, electrician.
Well said! Thank you!
Leetpriest, you don't really know enough about me to be calling me a liar. I guess I should have said that the company I work for will be on the way out to fix the problem before your have to call. But then, we were some of the ones that responded after the Super storm Sandy incident and had to sit around and wait on the unionized companies to decide when we could start helping get the lights back on. By the way the power company is not a branch of the fed gov. We didn't come up with the carbon tax issue, we just have to abide by it. Also, regulate doesn't equal cut off, Cut off = you didn't pay your bill. No customer = no money for us. As for your meter base, it should be getting 120/240 all the time. The only way to adjust power to you water heater is through load management and that is something you would have to agree with. Debate me like a man. Don't call me a liar unless you know me to be one. I work hard for our consumers and know a little bit about this but I am human and I don't know it all.
January 3, 2013 at 1:35pm
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY…
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun
control: 56 million.
January 1, 2013 at 1:48pm
Has this country gone completely nuts? You don’t see this kind of immorality in Europe or other “civilized” countries. Who at CNN is responsible for hiring this reject for this position on live TV? Is it that no self respecting celebrity would accept that job? That should be the end of that fool’s career, and it would be if I were in charge. Lord help us!
May 12, 2012 at 11:14am
I’m from North Carolina and I’m (finally) proud of the voters of our state for standing up for what is right and moral for a change. This governor does not represent us and it will be a pleasure to see her go. Our state, like so many others is finally starting to wake up.
We now live in NC and are proud to be part of the positive change coming to this precious State! GOD LOVES the western part of NC, as a matter of fact HE lives here when not in TEXAS; not sure about the capitol of NC, however.
remember Y'ALL ~~~ the incompetent guv of NC is one of the nOman's chosen gubermint panel puppets.... until she's gone, she's dangerous. Watch her like you'd watch a two headed snake...
she, too, has sold her soul to the debil.
Shame on her for her derogatory remarks about MISSISSIPPI. It's a lovely State filled with GOD-fearing and GOD-loving people.
Under HIS WINGS we stand and fight!
Born and bred in NC! Thank goodness this bimbo is out of here.
The mountains of N.C. are a piece of heaven on earth!!!!
April 1, 2012 at 10:40am
I have an assumption that leads to a couple of questions I would like to see answered. If Mr. Zimmerman was conducting a neighborhood watch I assume it was his neighborhood he was watching. It’s been reported that he lives in a gated community. Did the altercation happen in that neighborhood? And,what is the proximity of Mr. Martin’s home to where the tragic accident took place? Did Mr. Zimmerman come into Mr. Martin’s space or did Mr. Martin come into Mr. Zimmerman’s?