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rabsmc 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 14, 2014 6:09 AM Member since: Dec 3, 2002
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  • All across the United States, Canada, and beyond, deeply controversial “smart meters” for electricity have been catching on fire and even exploding, sparking a major scandal that in at least one Canadian province has forced authorities to start removing all of the more than 100,000 devices. In Oregon, utility officials also announced that tens of thousands of smart meters were being replaced following numerous reports of fires. With the manufacturer saying the problems are systemic in the industry, experts predict more disasters to come as governments continue foisting the “smart grid” on the world in the face of growing opposition.

    With the latest news of fires and explosions, it now seems to critics and politicians that in the frantic rush to impose the "smart" electric meters in defiance of public resistance, serious safety concerns were pushed aside — along with growing fears about the health and privacy implications surrounding the technology. With the latest news about the potentially deadly consequences, officials across the continent are scrambling for answers, and taxpayers are likely to be stuck with a massive bill.

    A series of at least 10 fires in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan attributed to the digital electric meters, which have stirred fierce resistance in some areas due to health and privacy concerns, prompted utility provider SaskPower to announce that it would be removing all of them. The recalled meters will be replaced with the older, lower-tech analog meters that cannot be monitored or controlled remotely. After initially dismissing the widespread safety concerns raised by critics, politicians responsible for the mess, under heavy fire from activists, are now claiming to be concerned as well.

  • Away for the employes to save a buck. Blue cross has excellent coverage and very good with the access and paper trail. Kiss. With the new coverage the doctors and hospital coverage under the same roof will be decided. Keeping It Simple Stupid will be replaced with search and hunt. T^is is a bad deal for employes and for the customers. Monopoly's are never good for the customer. Just great for Government donations!

  • They cant print a story that is real. Fabricated #$%$ is what everyone that posts says. Why. She will ruin a great company.

  • Company valued at 15.66B how wrong is that!!

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