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This issue, at its core, is a far-reaching and serious one, overwhelming in its scope.  Therefore, it doesn't hurt to smile. Laughter and a sense of humour are powerful motivators, and heartening educational and reflective tools. 

Jun 14

Humour: Hydro's billing practices remain modern mystery

letter to Hydro One Ontario - Jane Bailey

A humorous letter written to Hydro One in Ontario, but it easily could have been written to BC Hydro-- another incompetent, unreasonable monopoly.

 "Dear Hydro One, "Hey -- how're you doing? I know I haven't been in touch lately, but I wanted to let you know I've seen your name in the headlines and had been thinking about you.

"First, let me say that I appreciate the difficulty you've experienced with your new meters and billing process.

"It can't be easy to roll out a new technology to millions of customers, particularly residential ones whose electricity use can apparently fluctuate between using one light bulb, once a day, to running an amusement park in their basements. What a complex, hard-to-manage task that must be.

 "I've tried to gain insight to your billing process a few times over the years, but after fruitless exchanges with some of your employees who explained your billing about as well as my high school math teacher explained calculus (I still can't find X), I gave up.

"Instead, I've resigned myself to belonging to your band of obligatory users, as our house was built in the 1970s, when electricity was cheap and baseboard heating the way to go. . . .

May 1

Boardroom Brainstorm: Hydro Heist (reposted)

short comedy skit - October 2011

Humorous scenario of a BC Hydro Planning Session for Smart Meters

Nov 3

The Genius Meter

The Citizens for Accountable Government Act De. 1,2013

Press Release and FAQ

Oct 31

Bravo! to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Tom Wheeler!

They just forgot one teeny tiny thing.

Dr. Hugh Taylor Head of Obgyn at Yale talking about the mice

Tom Wheeler, prior head of the CTIA now heading up the FCC!
For the FCC filings go to http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/input?z=kxd78

Search for proceeding 13-84

Cell phones and WIFI damage neurons!
Educate yourself!

Oct 6

Introducing the new iPhone nSa, the best surveillance device to date.  It aims to put your freedom . . . in the crosshairs. 

Aug 31

Put Down the Phone! It's Key of Awesome!

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, PitBull, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem, Elton John, and the Black Eyed Peas join together to tell you to put down the phone.

We Are The World: Key of Awesome!

There are sometimes 
When you feel the need to tweet
Something sweet while walking across the street

There are people trying
To conversatiate with you

You being rude rude
there's no excuse scuse
and your attitude is not cute
Will I am
We can't sit by

TABOO and Apl De App
Will I am
And watch our children's minds

TABOO and Apl De App
Fragile minds
Turn to mush, in front of miniature screens

TABOO and Apl De App
We need a screen vaccine

Malia and Sasha
Are obsessed with Fruit Ninja

Haley I don't want to see you playing your PSP
on the count of 3
it's gonna belong to me.
1 2 3


Put down the phone eh eh
Put down your i-pad

I'll set it on fire!

Just take a time out from technology
And make eye contact
(Make eye contact)

There's an entire nation
Of Morons trying to drive

While watching terrible movies
Like Rush Hour 3

Awwww pull em aside

Scream into their tiny ears

So they hear the message loud and clear

And Todd has shown us
with his shiny chrome dome head
It's never wrong to slap someone else's kids.

Whoa whoa whoa now

Get off Facebook
Stop playing Farmville

Farmville stupid

Go play outside you need Vitamin D
You're looking quite ill

There are leaves for raking
And Chimneys that need a sweep

And God forbid you read a book
Without sexy Vampires

Hang on a sec (just a sec)
I need to take this (it's important)
Hey what's up man?
No its totally cool I'm just recording (it's no biggie)
Did you talk to Tommy? 
He's such a doo doo head

I know and I was like whatevs
and OMG

Aug 1

An interesting reflection on the profound impact of technology on our social behaviour/ interactions/ educational knowledge and values.  How long will it take before the pendulum swings in the opposite direction? As it inevitably does. . . .

Apr 28

Smart Meters 101

"What's the beef with smart meters?"

Wendy Hoy of Wendy Walks For ES answers a friend's questions about water and electricity meters that emit radiation pollution.

Aug 22

Support Your Local Smartmeter

Satirical view of the misconceptions and arguments concocted to promote smart meters

"BC Hydro has joined many forward-thinking utility companies around the world in placing Smart Meters at every house and business everywhere.

"This is a good thing. Support the transition.

"Naysayers point at all the meter readers losing their jobs. So what? Are you a meter reader? So what do you care?

"Naysayers point at all the fires caused by Smart Meters. So what? Lightning causes fires, too, and there's nothing that can be done about that either.

"Naysayers point out that your utility bills will go up with Smart Meters. Guess what? Your bills will go up without Smart Meters, too. Get used to it.

"Naysayers point out that a Smart Meter emits 14,000 cancer-causing radio frequency bursts every day - a burst every 6 seconds - and that a block of 20 houses emits as much as 10,000 times more radiation than a cell phone. So what? The sun emits even more radiation than that, so are they going to turn off the sun?

"Naysayers point out that Smart Meters invade your privacy. If you actually think you have privacy now, the government, your hairdresser, your neighbours, and your boss would all have a laugh over that one!

"Support Smart Meters. Because it won't make any difference if you don't.

"This is General Disorder for Vulture Guard. Carrion, Canada."

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