Opt-out Available for PSO’s Smart Meters – at a cost‏

[Received via Email from Gary Kilpatrick with permission to share at the end. Thanks Gary for excellent info and important follow-up to my previous post/sc]

smart-meterPSO is now removing our reliable analog electric meters and replacing them with digital “smart” meters that include a wireless transmitter/receiver. But PSO has not told customers that an unofficial opt-out list exists. I say unofficial because the opt-out program is not legal until the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) gives its approval, which they could do any day.

Lack of space forbids a full discussion of why a smart meter might not be such a good idea, but in summary smart meters are undesirable because they are a health hazard due to increased radiation exposure; they significantly increase the risk of cyber-security breaches of the electric grid; they provide further tools for an invasive government to perform warrantless monitoring of your home; they provide valuable data about your personal habits which power companies desire to be able to market; and due to their fragile, high-tech construction smart meters are prone to failure, often resulting in fires in consumer’s homes.

Although I am pleased that PSO is offering an opt-out, PSO has asked for exorbitant opt-out fees: a one-time fee of $183 if you opt-out before 12/31/2016 and $261 after 12/31/2016; and a monthly charge of $28.

In a hearing at the OCC Wednesday of this week the Oklahoma Attorney General, representing PSO’s customers, stated that the fees proposed by PSO were not fair, just and reasonable. The Attorney General provided several means by which the estimated costs of the opt-out program could be reduced; offered evidence of opt-out fees from a number of states, all of which were significantly lower than those proposed by PSO (the average monthly fee in the other states was $11); and argued that it was inappropriate for PSO to charge monthly opt-out fees at this time because the cost of reading existing meters is already imbedded in the electric rates customers are currently paying. In addition the Attorney General noted that in a recent filing OG&E has requested approval of an opt-out program and their one-time fee is 38% lower than PSO’s and OG&E’s monthly fee is 50% lower than PSO’s.

An additional problem with PSO’s opt-out program is that it does not include any consideration for those people who are extremely sensitive to micorwave radiation nor for low income households. Both the medically sensitive and low income households will suffer the most when a smart meter is installed on their homes, and it is unconscionable that the opt-out fees have been set so high.

If you, like me, do not desire to have a smart meter, then I suggest the following:

1) Call PSO customer service at 1-888-216-3523 and ask to be put on the opt-out list for smart meters. You will receive a call from the Bartlesville customer service representative. She will tell you that no official list exists yet, and will try to convince you to change your mind. Be polite – she is just doing her job. The decision to charge unreasonable opt-out fees – to even install smart meters in the first place – was made way up the PSO food chain. After making this call tape a note to your existing analog meter stating that you do not want a smart meter and that you have asked to be put on the opt-out list. Although PSO initially agreed to honor this unofficial opt-out list, they have not been uniform in their response when they (actually their contractors) come to your house to slap the new meter on (that is literally how it happens);

2) Call the three OCC Commissioners (Dana Murphy @405-521-2267; Todd Hiett @ 405-521-2264; and Bob Anthony @ 405-521-2261) and tell them you support, in fact demand, an opt-out program, but the fees proposed by PSO are not fair, just and reasonable. In addition tell them you want to keep your analog meter, not some partially disabled smart meter. Under the opt-out program PSO plans on giving you a digital meter with the communication chip disabled. There are very good safety reasons why you should want to keep your analog meter. Call soon, they could vote any day;

3) Call the Attorney General’s office and thank him for representing “we the people” in the PSO opt-out case and encourage him to continue to aggressively represent the people of Oklahoma against big business and big government; and finally

4) Attend an information meeting about the hazards of microwave radiation exposure (cell phones, smart meters, portable phones, baby monitors, etc.) to be held on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 P.M. at the Bartlesville Public Library.

Gary Kilpatrick
Bartlesville, OK

P.S. Feel free to forward this email liberally. The thing PSO fears most is a tremendous outcry against their outrageously high fees for customers simply wanting to keep their old analog meters rather than exposing their family’s to unnecessary radiation.

Randy Barnett — the Taxpayer’s Best Friend in HD10 — Patriot * Veteran * Man of Faith

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Randy Barnett is ready to go to work for you the taxpayer, protecting, preserving, and defending your rights. He knows the constitution and has always stood for you as a veteran and in the private sector too.

I wish I lived in his district and could actually cast a vote for him. The next best thing I can do is make sure all my friends know about him and remember to vote for him on Tuesday, June 24th.

HD10 covers parts of Washington County and Osage County and all of Nowata County.  There is a map of the district on his website.

Here is a vote reminder message from Randy Barnett himself.  I call him the taxpayer’s best friend in HD10.

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Related post on Smart Meters and the Dunlap family: http://okgrassroots.com/?p=475464

Smart Meters for Everyone?! And a Little Rate Increase Too — Public & Planning Meetings Announced

I recently got this card in the mail. Did you?

PSO Return Address Card June 2014

PSO Card June 2014

PSO Rate Increase Meeting Tue Jun 17 2014 AEP PSO (pdf version of card downloadable here)

Here is the text version of card (below):

PSO is requesting an increase in rates of approximately $45 million of which advanced metering infrastructure is $7 million. For a Residential customer using 1,000 kWh/month, approval of PSO’s proposal would result in a total bill increase of approximately 4.31%, or around $3.97 per month.

A hearing on this matter will be held at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission located at the Jim Thorpe Office Builidng, 2101 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Courtroom 301 beginning on the 25th day of June, 2014, at 10:30 AM. There will be a period set aside for public comment during the proceedings.

It was received from:

AEP / Public Servie Company of Oklahoma

A unit of American Electric Power

Public Service Company of Oklahoma
PO Box 201
Tulsa, OK 74119

Website for AEP/PSO

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In preparation for the meeting on June 25th in OKC, Gary Kilpatrick has announced a meeting on June 19th @ 6:30 PM to get us all up to speed on the issues. Gary and I are in the Bartlesville area.  However, this should be happening all over the state.  So if you cannot join us please consider doing something in your area!  His invitation is below:
smart-meter

A PSO rate hearing before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is scheduled for June 25th. A part of this rate hearing involves PSO’s request to install smart meters and the smart grid throughout their entire Oklahoma service area including Bartlesville.

Time is short to educate the citizens of Washington County to the downside of smart meters.

Therefore we are holding a Smart Meter Information Meeting this coming Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 pm in the Cherokee/Delaware Room at Tri County Technology Center, 6101 SE Nowata Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006.

 

Since this meeting is being called on short notice I would appreciate each of you spreading the word to those in your sphere of influence.

Gary

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I have spoken with Gary since receiving his invitation and found out that he has invited Joe Esposito to be there and add his considerable expertise to the mix. Joe is from the Owasso area and has been working on this issue for several years.  His website is Stop Smart Meters in Oklahoma.  I am aware of his work through OK-SAFE.  I am sure this will be a valuable meeting and hopefully lay the groundwork for positive input at the state level on June 25th.  Please be there if you can and bring a friend!

OK-SAFE links and information here:

Stop Smart Meter in Oklahoma links and information here:

YouTube Videos

 

  Energy/Smart  Meters  via Channeling Reality

1. Energy  Insecurity  and  Instability  in  a  New  World  ␣  ppt.  Source:  www.channelingreality.com/Power/energy_black_swan.pdf

2. Smart  Meter  Case  in  Idaho  ␣  Source:  www.channelingreality.com/Idx_Smart_Meter_Drama.htm

 

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Will Senator John Ford break the trance? Common Core and the UN re-Education Plan Revealed

This post is shared with the permission of the author RJ Barnett, who is a constituent of Senator John Ford’s.  Randy is from Bartlesville Oklahoma.  Following this post is a copy of his letter to Senator Ford on topic.  Please consider calling or writing your own letter on this important topic of stopping the implementation of Common Core in Oklahoma.  Mine is here >>> others have written as well.  Please share your letter in comments here!]

Many would ask “What can the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed …”  Psalm 9  

“To be ignorant of history is to forever be a child.”   Cicero

Bush New World Order 1990THE Question of how Gov Fallin, the NGA and national promoters of Common Core fell under the Collectivist trance of the New World Order  will NOT be addressed here.  But you can trace the cause to a RINO ( Republican in Name Only ) who penetrated and subverted the Reagan movement.   Now, in Common Core, we can see how Obama is running ahead with George Bush’s global education scheme.

Obama’s Education Secretary Arne “Dunk-em” Duncan  outlined the following before a recent U.N. gathering

“In March of 2009, President Obama called on the nation’s governors and state school chiefs to “develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity…  today, 37 states and the District of Columbia have already chosen to adopt the new state-crafted Common Core standards in math and English. Not studying it, not thinking about it, not issuing a white paper—they have actually done it. Over three-fourths of all U.S. public school students now reside in states that have voluntarily adopted higher, common college-ready standards that are internationally benchmarked.. “

Meaning and proper context is essential to break the code in Duncan’s educationist terminology.   What is meant by “21 st century”, pray tell?

And be MINDFUL, that the American family and education system was BROKEN Down in order to REBUILD us according to a new ethos. Thorough documentation of this multi-generation breakdown is provided by Ronald Reagan’s #2 Education appointee & POLICY chief sent to reform Jimmy Carter’s NEA pay-off, the federal Dept of Education.   Charlotte Iserbyt, a granddaughter of the most elite Ivy League/Yale families was able to discover from covert research in the erly 1980s .  (brief testimony here):

http://youtu.be/E5Ogb2zBWJw

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate”

— pt. 3-, (15 min.) – she exposes the depths of penetration .. as “Marxist”  — neo-Conservative-style (soviet-ized) Big Government –

Before she could advance the Reagan agenda, Iserbyt was removed by the Bush people in the bureaucracy:  am-Bushed.

Dunk’em Duncan goes on to say:

“The second game-changer is that states have banded together in large consortia to develop a new generation of assessments aligned with the states’ Common Core standards. In September, I announced the results of the department’s $350 million Race to the Top assessment completion to design this next generation of assessments.

Two state consortiums, which together cover 44 states and the District of Columbia, won awards. These new assessments will have much in common with the first-rate assessments now used in many high-performing countries outside the U.S. When these new assessments are in use in the 2014-15 school year, millions of U.S. schoolchildren, parents, and teachers will know, for the first time, if students truly are on-track for colleges and careers.

“I admit that President Obama’s 2020 college attainment goal is ambitious. To meet it, roughly 60 percent of young adults will need to have an earned an associate’s or bachelors’ degree by the end of the decade, up from 42 percent today.

We made a great start in expanding college access this year with the passage of health care reform, which also freed up $40 billion for Pell Grant scholarships for low-income undergraduates. That is the biggest increase in student aid in the U.S. since the 1944 GI bill. And the new law also granted $2 billion to community colleges to help them produce millions more graduates.”

CLASSIC FEDERAL CONTROL TECHNIQUES-  

“The four assurances got their name from the requirement that each governor in the 50 states had to provide an “assurance” they would pursue reforms in these four areas—in exchange for their share of funds from a Recovery Act program designed to largely stem job loss among teachers and principals.”

Remembering our HISTORY — what Iserbyt found deep in the 1980;’s agenda for global Marxist education

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate”  — DoEd document

“The first assurance was that states would work toward developing academic standards that truly show if a student is ready for college and a career when they graduate from high school. Under the existing system, many states had dummied down academic standards to make students look proficient. While that helps politicians look good, it was bad for children, bad for education, and bad for states’ long-term economic prosperity. Many states were in effect lying to students and parents, telling them that students were ready for careers and college when they were nowhere near ready.

The second assurance governors provided was in the area of data systems. More robust data systems and a new generation of assessments can assist teachers and principals to improve their practices and tailor their instruction in ways that were largely unthinkable in the past.”

http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/vision-education-reform-united-states-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-united-nations-ed

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Let me close for now … but look for more to follow as we watch the RINO Follies of  John Ford and the State Chamber –directed Senate plunging Oklahoma deeper into the Bush-Obama  dream  …   the nightmare of a New World Order.

Please feel free to share this with local  parents, friend and associates –

A call to Senator Ford would remind him who he is supposed to be serving.  

Senator John Ford is Chairman of the Education Com–  918-914-9300 (m)  Office-  405 521-5634
[so far he is refusing to even hear the bill SB1146 in his committee]

[From Randy Barnett to Senator John Ford February 25, 2014]

Dear John –

Thank you for the call yesterday.   I appreciate your listening attempt— but it seems you don’t appreciate the stakes.

Just a few concerns to share …

Rather than learning the traditional Classical Liberal Arts, as Dr. Piper made clear at OK W U during the Townhall  Meeting, students are being subjected to a Common Core program designed for collectivization and regimentation of a worker state,– the key objective of trans-national corporations and global government,  as opposed to critical thinking and self-government.

The stress on younger students and families has proven to be overwhelming— no dispute of this. Common Core does not cultivate a love for learning. You and Sen. Stanislawski heard the testimonies and experience of both teachers and families in Owasso. (and there are many stories not told. )

This revealing  item from Obama’s  Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan–  address to a UN group in Paris:

“In March of 2009, President Obama called on the nation’s governors and state school chiefs to “develop standards and assessments that don’t simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity.” Virtually everyone thought the president was dreaming.

But today, 37 states and the District of Columbia have already chosen to adopt the new state-crafted Common Core standards in math and English. Not studying it, not thinking about it, not issuing a white paper—they have actually done it. Over three-fourths of all U.S. public school students now reside in states that have voluntarily adopted higher, common college-ready standards that are internationally benchmarked. That is an absolute game-changer in a system which until now set 50 different goalposts for success.

“The second game-changer is that states have banded together in large consortia to develop a new generation of assessments aligned with the states’ Common Core standards. In September, I announced the results of the department’s $350 million Race to the Top assessment completion to design this next generation of assessments.”

[WHO orchestrated and funded this group of states education bureaucrats, John? ]

“Two state consortiums, which together cover 44 states and the District of Columbia, won awards. These new assessments will have much in common with the first-rate assessments now used in many high-performing countries outside the U.S.”

http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/vision-education-reform-united-states-secretary-arne-duncans-remarks-united-nations-ed

Meaning and proper context is essential to break the code in Duncan’s educationist terminology.   (What is meant by “21st century”, pray tell? )

And we must be MINDFUL, that the American family and education system was BROKEN Down in order to REBUILD us according to a new ethos. Thorough documentation of this multi-generation breakdown is provided by Ronald Reagan’s #2 Education appointee & POLICY chief sent to reform Jimmy Carter’s NEA pay-off, the new, expanded Federal Dept of Education.   Charlotte Iserbyt, a granddaughter of a most elite Ivy League/Yale family was able to discover much from covert research in the early 1980s.

(brief testimony here):   http://youtu.be/E5Ogb2zBWJw

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate…”

— pt. 3-, (15 min.) – she exposes the depths of penetration .. as “Marxist”  —  neo-Conservative-style Big Government –

Please see her website for extensive evidence of the long-term plan-  

“Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration.” —  career review and findings:

http://youtu.be/9RTSZH2xDV4

Before she could advance the Reagan mandate for parental control and minimizing the Dept.’s control, Iserbyt was removed by the George Bush Establishment moles in the bureaucracy ( the elite Senior Executive Service)  :

CLASSIC FEDERAL CONTROL TECHNIQUES-  

Duncan in Paris:  “The four assurances got their name from the requirement that each governor in the 50 states had to provide an “assurance” they would pursue reforms in these four areas—in exchange for their share of funds from a Recovery Act program designed to largely stem job loss among teachers and principals.”   [ Did Oklahoma ever get all that was promised, Senator Ford? ]    What have we learned from history …

 “To be ignorant of history is to forever be a child.”  — Cicero

Remembering our HISTORY — what Iserbyt discovered back in the 1980’s (an agenda for global Marxist education) went far back in the early 20th century – funded by Carnegie, and especially the Rockefeller Foundations (GEB)

“better education  through technology …  what we at the federal level can control and manipulate”  — DoEd document

JOHN–  the Common Core review board you mentioned will be dominated with advocates for the nationalized program —  uninformed people who are ill-equipped by training to recognize the hidden agenda and futility of command-oriented conditioning of young minds. ( a la BF Skinner –  documented by Iserbyt, a former school board member who studied this close up in the 1970s  )

It gives me no cause of hope for this generation of students.

The data security aspects have been addressed by experts in I.T. who say the identity of students cannot be separated from their data–  and cannot be protected from federal bureaucrats, as some would tell us.  This is another step to the Surveillance State described and warned of by George Orwell in 1984.

The real shame for many members of the GOP is that elected politicians such as yourself are taking us down the Road to Serfdom. Perhaps you’ve heard of that  classic economic work on economics and liberty?  It’s obvious that you have not read it, John.  You are a traitor to the cause that was championed by Ronald Reagan, in my considered opinion.  But you can change that, if you still have a mind that is open.

The destruction of American heritage, culture and families is advancing according to plans by globalist institutions that support the UN Agenda 21 and fund the organizations behind Common Core and previous schemes for conditioning students.

UNLESS YOU DELAY AND REVIEW THIS PROGRAM, you are making the recovery of American heritage, culture and freedom a far more difficult challenge for the next generations.  Will your name bear a black mark, should you fail to heed the warnings of parents, traditional American authorities, and your own Republican Party, (e.g., the State Committee that issued its statement against Common Core.)?

One last time, we are asking that you HEAR the Bill presented by Senator Eddie Fields,  SB—1146.   

Allow your fellow Senators, representing the people of Oklahoma, an open deliberative exchange to hear and decide on the best course of action.

PLEASE,  John —   Stand up for the People , not the lobbyists, special interests and “change agents”.

We are your neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

RJ Barnett

Licensed Bartlesville teacher

MA, Pubic Policy

USMC, Aviation/Intel

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Letter to Senator Ford on Stopping Common Core in Oklahoma

Dear Senator Ford,

I know you are getting lots of calls to hear the bills on stopping common core.

I also know that you know that our Republican party platform and the state committee stand for local control of education.

I want you to do more than simply hear the bills in the education committee. I want you to work with our party to educate others about local control of education and why that is best.

It is not local control if you cede that to the federal government and work to implement their standards. It is not local control if you feed DC databases information about our children. It is not local control if you take money in the form of grants and incentives from them to do this to our children. You know this in your heart. You must understand in your gut that you are driving the nail in the coffin of public schools ever being locally controlled again.

I implore you to hear the bills in committee and listen to the people trying to sincerely warn you about this marxist driven path you will be putting us on if you fail to not only hear them, but defeat common core in Oklahoma.

Sincerely,
Sandra Crosnoe
Republican PCT chair 28
RNC alternate delegate 2012

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Senator Ford’s reply to this letter is in the comment section below VVV

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