InPower Episode #1: A Mass Action of Liability
Most people who still have some cognitive function understand that microwave radiation exposure is not good if you are hoping for a bright, healthy future. However, the powers-that-be have decided that we need to have a microwave emitter (also called a “smart meter”) on every house and building in the world. There are a number of strategies floating around out there about how to stop power companies from putting a meter on your house. This video explains one of the more intriguing strategies.
The most important thing to understand is how the system really works. If you have tried to argue with your power company about your concerns about smart-meter-associated health issues, there is a good chance you have already found out that they really don’t care. If you argue that smart meters violate your privacy, they don’t care. Why not?
The video goes into some detail explaining the different levels of regulations and laws we operate under. The average person has no understanding of this. Utilities are operating under contract law. The service you receive from a utility company is subject to contractual terms to which you have agreed. The original contract included a meter to monitor electrical use to determine what your bill is each month.
Now, the power company wants to change the contract. They want to change older analog meters (or older digital meters) to digital “smart” meters. The first thing they must do is put that change in writing to the customer, who then has a set period of time to respond. They cannot change the contract until they do that. Here is where it starts to get interesting. If the customer does not respond, the company can take that as agreement and proceed with the change. For them, it is not about property rights, privacy or health concerns. It is about a contractual agreement and, of course, money.
So if you respond with concerns about privacy or health you may stumble onto some individuals who actually care, but the company as a corporate entity absolutely does not care. If you really want to get their attention, speak their language. What this video recommends is a response like this: OK, I will allow you to put a meter on my house, but due to liability concerns, I will have to charge you ten thousand dollars per day, starting the day that meter shows up on my house.
Now you are playing their game, and they can’t ignore that. They may not like it. They may try to say you can’t do that (oh yes you can). They certainly won’t agree to those terms, so don’t get any ideas that you are going to make a lot of money. I’m no legal expert, but in most cases, I would bet they will just opt you out and hope not too many people try this. But if they try to ignore you and install the meter anyway without coming to a contractual agreement, they will legally owe you a lot of money.
One of the things I find most interesting is that this strategy could be used in a broad range of dealings with big corporations. It is my personal opinion that large corporations are one of the greatest enemies of the individual. This could level the field a bit. Thumbs UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2018