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Jul 19, 2012

Local woman uses gun to stop worker from installing smart meter

Stand strong.

"He just kept pushing me away," the 55-year-old Taormina, who is licensed to carry a weapon, said. "He saw it, and went back the other way."
The smart meters digitally count kilowatts and wirelessly transmit information.
"Our constitution allows us not to have that kind of intrusion on our personal privacy," she said. "They’ll be able to tell if you are running your computer, air conditioner, whatever it is."

"I am very upset with it," her husband said.

The Public Utilities Commission is now considering allowing homeowners to have the smart meters removed.

 These smart meters run about $600 a pop.  Just in Houston, Centerpoint has installed about 2M of them.  

"We are deeply troubled by anyone who would pull a gun on another person performing their job," a CenterPoint spokesperson said. "CenterPoint will be taking additional steps – including court actions – because what happened is dangerous, illegal and unwarranted."

 I wonder what their board of directors would say if they started taking heavy losses of these meters?

Hell I work for a electric company and I don't want one.   These meters can controlled via SCADA.  That means your power can be monitored and shut off remotely.  Also some of the high end models can interface with wireless devices in you home and gather info.

Yep, all to make life easier.

Easier to slip your head into the noose.


  1. AnonymousJuly 19, 2012

    Miss Violet

  2. AnonymousJuly 19, 2012

    If a person on your property is doing something you tell them not to do and pushes you away, a gun in the face is great idea. Rock on! -55six

  3. Let's see here.... in the last few days, it's two "elderly" folk standing their ground and showing the rest of us (the way) to "git er' done"!!