Dec. 2, 2011
**SHOW NOTES-Item and links discussed on the show such as Oklahoma Smart Meters, Acatel Lucent, WikiLeaks Spy Files are added at the bottom of this post.
Tonight Howard and I have two very special guests lined up for you;
First Michal Badnarik, Constitutional Scholar and the author of Good to be King, a beginner’s guide to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He is going to tell us about Operation Domino Effect, an effort to infuse state capitols of this nation with the US Constitution. I am proud to say that Oklahoma is domino #1!
When I was in Pennsylvania for a conference in 2010 I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Michael. The first thing I asked him about was the heart attack he suffered in 2009. He shouldn’t have made it through but he did. Michael will share with us what he took away from that experience and I think you will find his take very interesting. Michael Badnarik has been a Software Engineer, a Radio Talk Show Host, a Skydiving Instructor and worked on the Stealth Bomber project with secret clearance. He was the upstart who won the Libertarian Party nomination for US President in 2004. We are going to learn more about Michael Badnarik tonight and find out where he has chosen to direct his considerable energies these days and why.
Go to ConstitutionPreservation.org to find out more about Micheal Badnarik and how he is “Lighting the fires of Liberty, one heart at a time” all across America!
Next up is Andrew Griffin, our very Red Dirt Reporter. Andrew has been putting out some powerful articles that have gained him nationwide attention.
Of particular interest to us is the recent story about the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation Committee’s website being listed as “misc extremists” in a set of Fusion Center resource documents. Andrew is going to give us the scoop!
You find this article and many more at RedDirtReport.com
My good friend Devin Winter,(a person I consider to be the secret weapon for liberty activists due to his passion for video and film making skills) put together a video covering Andrew Griffins shocking story about government intimidation via our favorite un-American institution-Fusion Centers.
This is actually the second video Devin has done covering Andrew’s work. The first was taken from Andrew’s insightful article covering the news that Louis Freeh would be handling the Penn State child sex abuse investigation.
Here is the article by Andrew Griffin;
And here is the video covering the story by Devin Winter;
We want to hear from you!
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OKLAHOMA SMART METERS
Howard and I gave some attention to this topic on our October 21, 2011 show.
Citing concerns with the health effects, privacy, safety and accuracy, some residents are telling their utility company NO! They do not want the new meters installed and they say they are being told that unless they comply, they will lose service.
Here is the audio for that show;
“Smart” meters are electronic devices that track and record a customer’s electric use. Smart meters collects detailed information on energy use at individual buildings and has two-way communications with the utility.
I received a call from a gentlemen last week who told me how he was pressured by an OG&E meter reader to install a smart meter on his house. This man has a notice on his current analog meter stating that he does not want a smart meter installed and he has sent in a certified letter stating the same to OG&E. The OG&E employee at first refused to give his name or to call his supervisor as requested by the homeowner but finally relented and the smart meter was not installed on the man’s home.
If you have a complaint about your smart meter in Oklahoma. You can file a complaint with the Corporation Commission at www.occeweb.com Click on “Complaints” “Public Utilities” and fill out the form.
One lady in central Oklahoma submitted her concerns to the Corporation Commission and asked about relocating the meter on her house. She shared the response with us.
Thank you for your e-mailed correspondence regarding Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E).
I have reviewed your concerns regarding Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) and I understand your objection to the implementation of the Smart Meter Program.
However, there are no provisions that allow a consumer to opt out of the use of a smart meter. (Emphasis added) Additionally, if a meter is moved for the convenience of a consumer, in accordance with the rules of the Commission, the consumer will bear that cost.However, as a courtesy, I have forwarded this matter to the Company for review. You may be contacted by a representative of the Company to further discuss your concerns.
I hope that this matter can be resolved to your satisfaction.
Kimberly Dobbins, Manager
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Consumer Services Division
Public Utility Complaints
People are being told that Oklahoma’s Smart Meter/Grid system is substantially different from other states and avoids some of the more pressing concerns present with other systems. I have seen no evidence that this is true but will be following up on these claims.
OG&E has selected Acatel-Lucent to build its communication system for the smart grid.
OG&E, Alcatel-Lucent, Osmose and ABB] OG&E selects communications, field inventory and DMS partners for smart grid
Alcatel-Lucent will work with OG&E’s WAN team to build a multi-tiered IP/MPLS communications network across the utility’s 30,000 square mile service territory. The network will include a 6.0 gigahertz, point-to-point microwave backbone system, plus a 3.65 gigahertz point-to-multipoint layer. The WAN will transport two-way data traffic from smart devices on the power delivery distribution system to enable real-time automation and advanced metering.
Alcatel Lucent, in its promotional materials explains the purpose and abilities of smart meters;
Smart Metering for Energy Utilities will allow operators to educate and financially incent consumers to be more aware of their energy usage. Ultimately, it could allow a limited level of control over non-critical load, thereby increasing the reliability of supply and asset utilization efficiency.
•Access and Backhaul Networking:
•Allows bi-directional communication —ultimately enabling the utility to not only measure consumption, but also to actively influence or control it.
•Meter Data Management:
•The meter data management system manages the collection of metering data and organizes it: by customer, customer type, geography, retailer or any other relevant criteria.
•Allows providers to charge flexibly for electricity service—structuring tariffs in ways that ultimately change energy consumption.
•The asset management system allows operators to keep track of their many assets and the interconnections of those assets to form smart metering network.
Alcatel Lucent (the same guys implementing Oklahoma’s Smart meter/grid communications system) has a very interesting document turn up in WikiLeaks’ newly released “Spyfiles”
Alcatel-Lucent Unified Lawful Interception Suite
1357 ULIS adds lawful interception functions to Alcatel-Lucent products, adapting their internal interfaces to the standard lawful interception interfaces of law enforcement agency monitoring facilities.
WikiLeaks: The Spy Files
Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries
It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ’political opponents’ are a reality.
Today WikiLeaks began releasing a database of hundreds of documents from as many as 160 intelligence contractors in the mass surveillance industry.