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December 17, 2011

Media Blackout on Idaho Power Smart Meter Incidents Involving Guns

Seems like Idaho Power can squash any evidence about their use of force in installing those unwanted spy-meters (Smart Meters) on folks’ homes in Idaho.  The local media has not reported a word about the resistance to the installation of these meters in Idaho.

A search for articles on Smart Meters on the The Twin Falls Times-News (MagicValley.com) website results in mostly letters to the editor and a few spin stories about smarter this or that, and the federal grants to fund the smart grid.

Nothing about Idaho Power bringing armed law enforcement with them to force the installation of Smart Meters on those homes whose owners did not want them.

Vicky Davis, the subject of an OK-SAFE post dated 12/14/11, entitled Smart Meter Battle Escalating – Idaho Power Brings Guns to the Battle, was contacted by a reporter from the Times-News and interviewed for 15 minutes about the Idaho Power incident.

After several days there is no story in the paper – anywhere.

Vicky has written about this media black out here – the beginning of the article is below:

No News is Suppressed News, by Vicky Davis

“After OK-SAFE wrote an article titled, Smart Meter Battle Escalating – Idaho Power Brings Guns to the Fight, I sent a link to it out to my email list.  Somebody must have forwarded a link to the article to the Times-News newspaper in Twin Falls because a reporter called and asked me for an interview.  We spent probably 15 minutes or so on the phone talking about the issue of the Smart Meter, the Smart Grid and my objections to it.  We also talked about the implications of it for the future and the fact that most people have no understanding of that.  They only understand the happy talk about energy efficiency.  The reporter said she was going to talk to the Editor to see if she could write the story.  That was several days ago but there has been no story so apparently, the Editor squashed it.

I searched the online edition of Times-News for articles on Smart Meters and found only this cheerleading article titled: Smarter homes in Magic Valley as energy meter overhaul reaches south-central Idaho .  Notice the quote from Idaho Power’s representative Mark Heintzelman:

“We would never force someone to use a different pay system, but late down the road we want to give the option for customers to choose to either pay for time of use or continue using the current tiered system in place now,” Heintzelman said.

Of course Idaho Power would NEVER force anyone.   They would just ask their buddies at the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to give them an Order to implement time of day pricing because the objective of the entire Smart Grid System is to control usage of electricity under the guise of conserving natural resources.  Idaho Power has primarily hydroelectric but truth doesn’t matter.  There is an agenda and they are moving forward with it up to and including bringing badges and guns to granny’s house in a show of force to prove that she can’t get away with Just Saying No.

I stopped by the Sheriff’s office today to make an appointment to talk to him about Idaho Power’s use of armed reinforcements.  I didn’t get to talk to the Sheriff.  I guess he’s too important to be bothered with a trivial issue of misuse of police power.  I spoke with a lieutenant.   He told me that they are at Idaho Power’s beck and call.  Anytime Idaho Power calls for armed escort, the Sheriff’s office accommodates with no questions asked and no paperwork filed. ”

The rest of Vicky Davis’ article is here.


  1. we have em here.im sick as hell.frogs extinct.trees dead.please log your complaints at smartmeterhelp.com.they are collecting complaints for everywhere,any country/area.

    Comment by Deanna Munson — December 28, 2011 @ 7:58 am

  2. Document and video tape because when the truth is finally told, manslaughter charges will need to be filed against all who participated in this use of force to install. This is a Nazi tactic they are using and they will be held accountable. Barrie Trower is a microwave weapons expert and came out of retirement to warn the world of the danger we now face from these devices. This is no hysteria this is without a doubt the most dangerous device ever located in your home. It’s in the same class as lead paint, a class 2b carcinogen. Get badge numbers and names!

    Comment by Paul — December 27, 2011 @ 7:10 am

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  7. idaho power has been runing rough shod over its customers for a long time and now guns?????
    well bring a gun to my house and just see what happens, in the teams we didnt put up with s$#@ like this and if the good people of Idaho dont stand up now it will be to late, Martial law ring a bell anyone???

    Comment by Dudley Doright — December 20, 2011 @ 5:51 am

  8. I refused the installation of a smart meter on my property, and after asking for political help, the installation was delayed for 90 days. The politicians for the most part will niot lift a finger for me, or anyone else. SHAME, SHAME!

    Comment by Derace Owens — December 18, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

  9. Check out SmartMeters.org

    Comment by friend — December 18, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

  10. foil will not work, they transmit over the power lines themselves. Anyhow, just tell them no thanks. You can take the meter off the house and close my account. Buy an appropriate size generator solar pannels or whatever, and be done with the power company. Enough people do that and they will be out of busness. Do not play their game, play your own.

    Comment by Joe Dirt — December 18, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

  11. These meters are causing quite a controversy, I bet when they start a television ad campaign to sell these meters to the public, they will have a very convincing argument. All in the name of stopping fake climate change.

    Comment by John Cartwright — December 18, 2011 @ 6:01 am

  12. Instead of arguing about the meters, just wrap them in tinfoil and attach a grounding wire using a couple of crocodile clips.
    One clip can connect to the tinfoil which will be wrapped around the glass exposed part. The other crocodile clip connects to a piece of grounded metal, which could be the meter-socket enclosure.
    Try this with your cell phone to see if it blocks or interferes with the signal. The meters use a similar wireless technology.
    Your cellphone has an antenna built into it. There must be an antenna for the meters also.

    Comment by paddy — December 18, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    • This will prevent or hamper a read by the power company, but has the unintended consequence of causing the meter to operate at a much higher power output level as the meter tries to establish contact with the system.

      Please reconsider this approach…

      Comment by Winnie Rogers — December 18, 2011 @ 3:55 am

      • good – so the transmitter will probably burn-out pretty fast in a sealed casing – ever seen how hot wifi stuff gets!

        Comment by john — December 18, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    • It doesn’t work, it uses the wiring in your home as an antenna.

      Comment by Paul — December 27, 2011 @ 7:14 am

  13. From What I have seen, these Smart Meters are very dangerous. Here is a link to a very informative video:

    Comment by Bertsmistake — December 18, 2011 @ 1:10 am

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