Must See Presentation Coming Up In Kamloops…

Exactly as it says in the title, this presentation is a must see. I know because I have seen it myself once in Kelowna and can’t wait to see it again. It’s hard to describe and very much subjective, but I’ll try. It was kind of like seeing that documentary you recommend to your all your friends to see… for the first time. One of those rare times in life where so many things that were seemingly so separate all come together, like an 1 hour long A-ha moment.

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Why I am so excited about this meeting is simple: I want you to have that moment too! If you have been following this Blog, the Take Back Your Power site, the global Smart Meter mess or any other issue that you know are completely wrong… but somehow still happen, you will know why they do. We all know what those issues are and this is universally applicable to all of them.

If you have been telling yourself (or what you have been seeing, hearing… experiencing has been telling you) that something is wrong but you just can’t quite put your finger on it, I am confident it will come to the surface at this presentation.

Why? Simple. Cal has walked the walk. It is not a walk that many of us would have wanted to walk, and probably would have walked off long ago, but he didn’t. I believe it was a walk he did for us. Nearly a decade of real life, real world experiences one by one that pointed him in a direction, perhaps a destiny that he will reveal for you on  May 12th.

At our last meeting I made a comment. “If you had to have surgery from a choice of two people. One who went to school, read all the books but never once performed surgery OR one who had performed, successfully, over and over again… who would you pick?”

For most of us the answer is clear. Cal is a combination of both the book smarts and the real life experiences which is a huge bonus for all of us.

Is what we know as Canada a government, a de facto government a corporation or some combination of them all? If you don’t know the complete picture, you will by the end of the night.

Ever wonder who (or what) exactly your elected officials swear their allegiance too? Cal has done the FOI’s to get you the exact documents, that will tell you the who and what and why this is the most important thing you could know about your ‘country’.

Is it possible the Hudson’s Bay company still exists? What exactly did this ‘company’ do?Why should we even care?

Are there things about the BNA (British North America) Act that we were never told about, were hidden etc? Why would this be important?

Is it possible we have spent decades having being told that many ‘realities’ about our country are really a complete illusion and have been just that from the beginning?

In speaking with Josh and co. it had come to me, that really, in the end, you, me  and anyone who holds dear their freedoms are simply looking right into that illusion and finding reality. At times this can be scary, impossible to believe and any other emotion that comes up. But time and time again, we are left with the facts that support the reality around us, which for most of us is EXACTLY what we want to change for the better.

Ready for the best part?

We can make that change… and you are going to be shown how. 

You are going to get a look at something that has worked in many jurisdictions in both Canada and the USA. This is beyond co-incidence. A co-incidence is really 2 incidents in the end. You are going to get shown over and over (the surgeon analogy from above) how this has worked, beyond co-incidence many times in real life examples that you can’t count on one hand (or 2). Some of them regarding smart meters, others on other issues altogether.

 At the very least, if you choose not to participate, you will learn more Tues May 12th then you may have in some time. All you have to do is… get off the couch, get into your car, and get into a chair at the Desert Gardens. For the most part, we will do all the work for you.

Come with your questions and leave with answers on what promises to be a great night for you and yours. Cal is driving up from Vancouver just for us. Vernon, Chase, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Merritt, Vancouver…. BC you are all invited.

There is one word in this poster I would like you to pay attention to: LIABILITY. 

This will be a primary focus of the event.

See you there!

BrianThiesen

POSTER FOR PRINTING / DISTRIBUTION

Meter “Expiry” Letter Response Instructions:

Below please find the latest instructions for the latest hydro “meter expiry” letter.

1) Make 2 photocopies of the notice you received from BC Hydro.
2) Write on the original and the photocopies in red… “VOID FOR DEFECT”.
3) Then also write… “Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Gaysek, supra: “Once a given document is established as a false document, the offence of forgery-in-law follows as a matter of strict liability, requiring only that the accused act, or intend to act, on the document with knowledge of its falseness.”
4) Now make 4 photocopies of the “first page only” of your NOD-MCP – date stamped by the post office.

(NOTE: if you have not done a NOD-MCP as yet – do it now.)

Use a yellow highlighter and highlight the following wording on all 4 copies…

LAWFUL CLAIM OF RIGHT OVER METER POSSESSION

BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY et al

CORIX UTILITIES | Agents, Assignees, & Co-parties
5) TO BC HYDRO – return the original notice “VOID FOR DEFECT” with 1 photocopy “highlighted NOD-MCP” by registered mail.
(NOTE: if you are doing the NOD-MCP for the first time – SEND A COPY of the entire NOD-MCP – as per instructions on bc-freedom)
6) FOR YOUR RECORD – have post office date stamp 1 photocopy of “VOID FOR DEFECT” and 1 photocopy “highlighted NOD-MCP” for your record.
(NOTE: if you are doing the NOD-MCP for the first time – KEEP THE ORIGINAL of the entire NOD-MCP and have it date stamped by the post office – as per instructions on bc-freedom)
7) AT YOUR METER – post 1 copy of “VOID FOR DEFECT” and 1 copy “highlighted NOD-MCP”.
8) AT YOUR FRONT DOOR – keep handy 1 copy of “VOID FOR DEFECT” and 1 copy “highlighted NOD-MCP”. When a BC Hydro trespasser knocks on the door – serve them these 2 copies. State that you have the ONLY – “LAWFUL CLAIM OF RIGHT OVER POSSESSION OF THAT METER” – NOT THEM. State that you own the meter base and that you do not give permission for your insured meter base to be compromised by anyone under any circumstance. Tell them they are unlawfully trespassing and that you are not contracting with them. Demand that they leave immediately.

Stand firm and confident. You are in the right! No need to argue or get into any discussions with them.

The contents are for educational purpose only. The author is not an attorney and does not give legal advice.

Latest Instructions for Process at BC Freedom

If you have not been paying Hydro their alleged legacy fees for some time,
and just now paid Hydro in excess of what they are asking for on their
billing statements, then here is a document to send to Hydro:

(Be sure to post a copy on your front door and at your meter for now, until you are certain that they are in receipt of your overpayment.)

1. Make a photocopy of the overpayment receipt (be sure to block out any private bank account info).

Best to make two separate payments at the bank – one copy for total power consumption and one for total unsolicited overpayment. It is a photocopy of the receipt for “overpayment”that one sends (marked up etc) to the Hydro addresses.
If one has not done so in the past-then one should begin to separate such payments in the future.
This will it make much easier for one to keep track of two separate actions.

2. Write onto that photocopy somewhere the following :

Notice to Agent is notice to principal and notice to principal is notice to agent.

Over payment of $______ made under duress on ____________, 2014 for
unsolicited alleged SMP/MCP services, following 24 hour threat of electricity
disconnection, and infringement of special contract – Notice of Default
(“NOD-MCP”), Canada Post RW ___ ___ ___ CA, dated __________ , 2014.

Principal in law: R. v. Gaysek, “Once a given document is established as a
false document, the offence of forgery-in-law follows as a matter of strict liability,
requiring only that the accused act, or intend to act, on the document with
knowledge of its falseness.”

“BC Hydro’s acceptance of this overpayment indicates BC Hydro’s acceptance of the terms of my NOD-MCP, registered mail number RW______CA”.

3. Keep this original photocopy with wording for your record (along with the receipt itself.)

4. Now make (3) copies of that photocopy with the above wording on it.

5. Stick copy (1) on your front door and/or next to your COR poster.

6. Stuff copy (2) into a standard size envelope addressed as follows to:

TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED
BC Hydro
PO Box 9501 Stn Terminal,
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N1

7. Stuff copy (3) in a standard size envelope addressed to:

TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY
333 DUNSMUIR STREET,
VANCOUVER, BC V6B 5R3

8. Now photocopy both envelopes side by side.

9. Write onto the envelope photocopy:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail an overpayment
receipt in 2 envelopes both addressed to BC Hydro:
Date: ___________ Witness: ________________

10. Go to post office with your witness and request that the postal clerk date stamp
both envelopes as well as your photocopy for your own record.

11. Ask your witness to date and sign that they saw you mail
these two envelopes to BC Hydro.
Warning: The contents of this website are for educational purposes only. The author is not an attorney and can not give legal advice.

Disconnection Notice and the NOD-MCP

For those receiving an alleged disconnection notice, follow the instructions in :
Instructions for NOD-MCP & VOID Disconnection Notice.pdf

For everyone to fill out – there is a new “NOD-MCP.pdf” , but only if you have not already completed an NOD-MCP with an alleged disconnection notice. (See instructions above)

For those wanting to make an overpayment,
(which we don’t believe necessary) follow the instructions:
Instructions for Overpayment.pdf

For those that do decide they must make an over payment, follow the instructions making sure your overpayment is not mistaken for the same amount Hydro is asking.

For other alleged notices that open an alleged contract into the alleged MCP such as: “Meter Choices Program Update”, “Payment Required Notice”, use
Void-MCP-Notice.pdf

PAY TO PLAY or ENERGY GOES AWAY?

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As with all utility notices you have ever received throughout this process…the originals must be returned intact to sender after they are dealt with correctly.

Do not lose or misplace or give away or throw away any notice in fact, do not let any notice you receive out of your sight until it is ready to be returned to the sender.

 

A NOTICE IS NOT A BILL OR A PAYMENT SLIP AND MUST NOT BE USED THIS WAY.

DO NOT LOSE OR GIVE AWAY ANY PART OF ANY NOTICE.

Return each new Notice intact after you deal with it exactly as per each new set of instructions.

This is how a lawful process works.

Step by step instructions for how to deal with the latest notices are at the bottom of this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Some are catching on to the way Hydro is using legal words in their letters and are trying their own hand at writing letters to Hydro to contract.

This is a good thing.

You, too, may come up with a creative approach, once you have learned just how important is the correct use of words.

Just getting to know the law a little better and knowing how to use it means you will be more empowered.

It is ignorance of the law that disempowers us, and allows them to break it.

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Below is a generic approximation what one private property owner did to stave off the latest “threats” of alleged disconnection.

This letter was sent by registered mail.

It included a payment of a size determined by the property owner.

It was mailed to the Hydro main office

Generic example below:

Note: This is not a bc-freedom document.

It is merely an example as well as an inspiration. We do admire the way in which this one private man or woman has become proficient and confident about how to manage what we are all dealing with.

Kudos to any who have figured out how to take the utility in hand and to manage this problem as effectively as this letter does.

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TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY

333 DUNSMUIR STREET,

VANCOUVER, BC V6B 5R3

July 20th, 2014

Authorized Representative for Account Number: xxxxxxxx

C/O Our Street,

Our Town, British Columbia

Enclosed documents are VOID FOR DEFECT, for many reasons, as stated in registered documents already proven to be in your possession, since November, 2013.

In addition, please note that the legal representative for the above numbered account(s) has never entered into any contract with any branch, division, employee, subsidiary or contractor related to BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY, BC HYDRO, BC hydro, BC Hydro, CORIX, or other names used by said corporation, for any Meter Choices Program, MCP, or alleged other name.

The authorized representative for the above accounts contracts with BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY and their other names, for safe, clean energy provision using a safe electromechanical analogue meter measurement device approved by Measurement Canada and designed to measure ONLY electrical USAGE.

Please be aware that my recent payment of $xxx.xx and all future payments are to be solely  allocated to present and future Electrical Charges, specifically for allocation to Basic Charge, Usage Charge, Rate Rider and their associated GST.

For this contract all bills are paid in full, in a timely manner. Any payment made by the authorized representative for any the above accounts in excess of recorded usage is to be applied to future USAGE ONLY.

A response and confirmation of this contract is requested on or before August 25th, 2014.

By:

John of the Doe family

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PAY TO PLAY?

OR ….

PLAY NOW AND PLAY TO WIN ANOTHER DAY? 

 

Each private man or woman who is an account holder must decide individually if or how they proceed at this point, while they continue to face down extortion fees and disconnection notices.

 

No one can or should make that decision for anyone else.

 

On the positive side, if you have used Claim of Right and Notice of Default, then unless you abandoned that Claim unnecessarily, you have lawfully defended your own property and retained your meter.

That alone is a huge accomplishment.

You still have a safe meter and a lower frequency pocket of greater safety around you. Your house is not an uninsurable hazard or under threat of fire.

And you did this yourself.

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That said? Hydro is clearly panicking due to the news all over Canada that SaskPower in Saskatchewan has been instructed by the Saskatchewan government to yank flaming smart meters installed to date.

By government directive, SaskPower is busy removing over a fifth of the half a million meters they had intended to install  – over 100,000 now halted in mid install.

105,000 smart meters are being pulled off (guess at whose cost this will likely be?) and smart meters are being replaced – FOR NOW.

However, words matter.

The trick here is this – Utilities everywhere have taken to calling non smart but fully digital meters analogues to describe the meters used to replace these flaming meters

That tricks the reader into thinking they are giving back the old electromechanical meters they took away.

No they are not.

Digital meters are not “analogue” meters.

The term “analogue” is being used by the media and those they collude with it in order to fool the reading and viewing public.

However,  Saskpower news videos show the digital meters and reveal clearly that digital will NEVER  be “analogue”.

That is intentionally misleading news, NOT an accurate way to describe an electromechanical meter just a deceptive way to disguise an electronic meter. And ALL electronic meters, “older” and newer contain an SMPS which is bad news. Some of them can even be readily converted to “smart” just by slipping new firmware into them,

Word games.

The fire starter smart meters had already set fire to hundreds of homes elsewhere are actually NOT being replaced by good old safe reliable meters, but instead, by interim digital meters.

Insurance issues and investigations may play a role here. Or not.

They are installing pre-smart digital meters so fast they are almost tripping over themselves.

Why? Well, for one thing, meter turnover is profitable.

Has liability come home to roost? Maybe.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO CALL YOUR INSURANCE AGENT: Why not call your own insurance agent right aw

NEWS Catch JUST A FEW of the very latest headlines:

Smart Meters Removed in Medicine Hat Alberta, too The City of Medicine Hat, Alberta was in the process of installing the same meters, and has now announced that no more of these meters will be installed until an information-gathering process has been completed. 

Province Wide Smart Meter Recall In Saskatchewan

Quebecers worried about SaskPower order to remove all smart meters

Smart meters recalled in Saskatchewan; fire risk identified in Ontario 

Saskatchewan customers hope bills drop after smart meters are removed – Some people saw bills double after installation

Smart meter recall cost balloons to $47 M, SaskPower says – CBC News

PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast

VERSUS

Smart meters safe, B.C. Hydro maintains, as Saskatchewan opts to remove them

BC Hydro says its smart meters safe after fires force

SaskPower to pull meters

BC Hydro defends smart meter safety after fires force SaskPower to kill program

(post continues below links):

http://www.pressfortruth.ca/pft-global/province-wide-smart-meter-recall-in-saskatchewan/ http://chattelevision.ca/video/july-30-smart-meters-removed/ http://globalnews.ca/news/1485822/quebecers-worried-about-saskpower-order-to-remove-all-smart-meters/ http://globalnews.ca/video/1485982/smart-meter-safety-concerns http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Smart+meters+safe+Hydro+maintains+Saskatchewan+opts+remove+them/10079964/story.html http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/smart-meters-recalled-in-saskatchewan-fire-risk-identified-in-ontario/ http://cjme.com/story/some-customers-hope-bills-drop-after-smart-meters-are-removed/397797  

UTILITY SMART METERS

Read the observations of the Ontario Fire Marshal – : http://www.stopsmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FireMarshallReportSmartMeterFires-Canada.pdf ____________________________________________________________

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EVERYTHING WHICH DEMANDS TOO MUCH ULTIMATELY DEMANDS ITS OWN DESTRUCTION 

The smart grid gold rush bubble begins to show uneven signs that it is facing a battle of a bulge which could burst, ….. …..

The idea begins to sink in concerning the projected billions in smart meter costs, … – to be followed by smart meter replacement costs for the return of interim digital replacements, – to be followed by even more smart meter costs in order to then replace all the interim digital meters – all costs to be determined to be passed along to customers or taxpayers (same thing).

And as everyone in Saskatchewan begins to realize that it is THEY who will be expected to pick up the runaway tab as this fiasco compounds itself ……. As the TRUE cost to also replace damage to homes, to savings, and to lives begins to augment this boondoggle now unfolding, ……. – a deadly series of decisions in which good money is continuing to be thrown after bad money for replacement of one “brand” with identical innards to all the rest, being exchanged for another …..

People are beginning to see where this could all lead and are wondering how they will afford it all – or even why they should have to pay for others “mistakes”….. ….  

LADY BUG, LADY BUG, FLY AWAY HOME

We see the usual suspects line up and begin to reveal the poker “tell, … such as the way politicians and utility honchos in BC protest too much and try to redirect your attention away from the issue of FIRE.

There’s the finger pointing, the insurance corporations in pursuit, the shell and pea game of brand slamming, the distraction from the obvious, ….. these responses are all beginning to escalate, ….

Apparently on this side of the Rockies the utilities are failing to convincingly affect an air of cool complacency. The best they seem able to manage is bad acting, ill measured fake indifference to the fast growing alarm  spreading nearly everywhere else in Canada and beyond.

Hydro  apparently wants us to “believe” that unlike the plastic “meters” everywhere else, one brand of smart “meter” – THEIRS – is DIFFERENT!

THEIRS has been “proven safe” (NOT!)

These days the media only reports fires as “cause unknown”.

However, it is more apparent each day that a reckoning is coming.

Hydro has made hilariously telling July 30th., 2014 announcement on their website about how BC meters have been proven “safe”.

Maybe they mean they were manufactured in a different part of the same Chinese factory? 

The fact is all meters of all brands are almost identical just as countless “brands” of fridges are only made by as few as two or at most three manufacturers.

See excerpt  here from Take Back Your Power award winning movie website – Thanks to Josh Del Sol:

WHITE LINK – HIGHLIGHT TO USE http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/07/30/breaking-saskpower-ordered-remove-smart-meters-province/

 

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Electric Tariff, Note 9 If BC Hydro has failed to obtain a manual meter reading for any bi-monthly billing period, BC Hydro will, unless BC Hydro’s failure to obtain the manual meter reading was attributable to the acts or omissions of the Customer, deduct the amount of $27.90 from the Legacy Meter Charges payable for that billing period, or the amount of $30.08 from the Radio-off Meter Charges payable for that billing period. In all cases in which the Customer’s bill was based on a manual meter reading obtained by BC Hydro, the full Legacy Meter Charge or Radio-off Meter Charge, as applicable, shall be payable by the Customer.

 

MOST CON ARTISTS TEND TO CON THEMSELVES FIRST.

 

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Seen one Ponzi scheme, seen them all. HYDRO IS PLAYING A VERY REAL GAME – more so than ever as their program faces down insurance challenges …. and as smart grid property devaluation lawsuits are proving very successful.

On the bright side, those who have used and still understand their own Claim of Right are those who do not have a smart meter and have kept the original meter and need not be subject to swap pressure to relinquish ownership of anything at all.

Think about this: They have literally spent millions to try to get hold of the meters we claimed a right to keep, and still have. That can only mean that the safe real meters we possess must be worth their weight in gold to the corporate entities so seemingly desperate to beg, borrow, steal and swap them.

 

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Of course Dr Strangelove always did have one hand on the energy controls, the energy shut off lever,  the most likely suspect to switch it off for any number of motives.

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For now. As of the last week or so, a few are nevertheless getting disconnection notices.

There have been only a small handful of reports

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DISCONNECTION: REAL OR NOT?

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BE AWARE: Because everyone is at a different stage in Hydro’s brinksmanship games, it is possible that not everyone of way over one hundred thousand hold outs will even receive some or all of the following

– a Payment Required notice, …..

– a Disconnection e-mail, (save yourself one more doc to VOID and don’t open that one)…..

– a Disconnection hard copy notice by way of Canada Post, …..

– a disconnection phone call.

The strategy used here is intentional unpredictability.

They need your fear as much as they need your consent.

This is part of the strategy, …. to divide and interrupt the solidarity of response and to disguise the predictability of a fraudulent protocol. 

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Did they use fraud to get to this point?

Yes.

Are they ignoring lawful procedures?

Yes.

Is their silence their consent to our terms?

Yes.

DO THEY CARE?

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Yes they care – about themselves, not you .

They care about liability far more than they ever admit.

And so they should.

However,  like some warped and deranged frequency driven “de-energizer bunny”, until they are stopped and forced to have their own “skin in the game” – just like all pathologically driven entities  who consider themselves to be above the law, they just keep on going.

Hydro execs have been overheard during a social do discussing with great worry the fact that the billing system we paid for them to create, the one that has always worked, is now out of control, that hydro paperwork is in a disastrous state.

It was also overheard that they are having massive problems and as a result they  cannot send out accurate bills and the admit that this is directly related to the fact that there are so many hold outs, in numbers they never anticipated.

Thing is, before this grid greed rush, just as everyone started out with a good meter, an if it ain’t broke don’t fix it electromechanical meter we still have a reliable safe meter,

…in much the same way hydro HAD a reliable billing system.

It was based on regular meter readers and regular billing input.

It was never designed to operate with two kinds of meters or two kinds of systems. It worked perfectly well as it was.

It seems the sheer number of hold outs may have managed to hamstring the new smart meter system which is operating at half mast, presumably unable to work properly. 

The reality is that it is the NEW wireless system which has turned the log lived reliable billing system into a nightmare – for Hydro.

Now hold outs have become a fearsome spoke in the wheels of their fantasy of a profitable new system and their old system and new system simply do not mesh at all so everything is in massive disarray.

 

NEXT STEPS:

It is important to continue to carry out two parallel endeavours:

1) stay tuned and sign up for auto mail outs of new posts – just in case there are any significant changes to the lawful process, to correctly void for defect all docs you may receive, so as to to correctly return them to sender.

2) make a decision about whether or not to make an overpayment  to potentially be followed up later on by an underpayment.

TIME IS MONEY AND POWER.

 

OH, THE INJUSTICE OF IT ALL!

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RIGHT OR WRONG?

Understand that right or wrong,…. ethical or not, …. desperate or not, ….. insurable actions or not, ….. violation of electrical and building code or not…   THIS UTILITY MONOPOLY GAME is predatory corporatism at its most venal.

Those practicing this PPP (Predator Prey Protocol) are relentlessly following a dinosaur version of an outmoded, “has been”,(but tried and true for decades) ruthless procedure from the past, to justify a legal disconnection for a fraud program demanding monies owed, regardless of whether the monies charged are really legal or not.

It is kind of like facing down a desperado high on their own addiction to greed.

The “choices” – which is hydro’s coy word for an ultimatum by a monopoly –  are – FOR THE MOMENT fairly straightforward.

PAY TO KEEP POWER…. or DON’T 

(Then wait to find out if they are bluffing).

There are risks attached to playing “wait and see” .

That said –  Either way, time is of the essence

One can choose how to stave off greed demented wolverines circling one’s bank account.

Anyone is free to make a lump sum payment of an amount that is NOT the alleged amount demanded but is an amount slightly larger than that alleged amount “owed”. Just make certain that it can not be construed as an agreement or concession to pay the fees.

Only you as a private person can decide if you want to take chances or not, to see if they mean it.

 

 

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Do what it takes to keep the theoretical blackmail wolf away from the energy switch door.

For those who are fed up: There is a myth busting link at the end of this article about off grid life. (just look for it where those pictures of cute little cabins are located)

That website is very helpful at prioritizing what such a life entails and how accessible this change of direction could be. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

WHAT NEXT?

There is literally no way to second guess things at this stage, now that they are sending out a calculated attempt to cause a deep chill by calling some customers and telling them power is about to be shut off . Is this for real? We do not know.

 

TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY – THAT IS THE QUESTION

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BUYING TIME:

Suppose you should decide to make a non specific down payment on your account.

At the beginning of this post is an example of a letter which a private person composed  on their own.

This was their free choice.

It is not for us to say if this is the way to go or not. but it is included here only in order for you to see that there is more than one way to to this,  and this is one private person’s own initiative.

They wrote this letter, then sent it registered mail with an over payment included, which was sent direct to the address enclosed hydro office.

Such efforts serve as an example of the independent thinking of one family and how they chose to deal with this issue.

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This is one way to retain your options later on to subtract an overpayment from later bills once the smoke clears ….. (from smart meter fires?)

You can back such a move up and or pay as and what you see fit while you either tell them by registered mail right away or you use their automated system to let them know you paid .

If you do not use registered mail to send a payment to them with a qualifier letter such as the one above, the latest suggestion is that one make sure that one DOES qualify that this money is  allocated for usage.

After you pay use the automated system to OBTAIN A CONFIRMATION RECEIPT number to prove you made a late payment.

Late payment link is in this post.

WHO DECIDES WHAT ANY PAYMENT IS ACTUALLY FOR? 

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In theory, they decide. In fact, this is a two way street and over payment can become the mirror image, the other face, of underpayment later on.

Eventually – over the long haul, as the world catches up to what you already know very well – the very idea that we were EVER expected to pay a fee to not burn in our beds will be seen as a travesty.

Perhaps this will happen only after tragic events reach critical mass numbers,or after  so many devalued smart metered homes also catch fire, or after  insurance corporations  go after more utility corporations which seem to have assumed that insurance would be willing to bear that cost of utility gross negligence.

THIS IS NOT AN EITHER OR ISSUE.

YOU CAN PAY A LUMP SUM AND CONTINUE TO VOID WHATEVER THEY SEND AND TO BE SAFE YOU SHOULD DO BOTH.

 

HOW TO VOID A DISCONNECTION NOTICE:

PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR INSTRUCTIONS REMINDER:

NOTHING LENDS ITSELF TO HAVING NERVES OF STEEL BETTER THAN TOTAL FINANCIAL SECURITY  AND/OR A  POWER OUTAGE OR OFF GRID BACK UP SYSTEM READY TO ROLL ON A MOMENT’S NOTICE   Unknown-2 

Risk aversion varies considerably from one person to another.  

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There are no guarantees in life.

Meanwhile, do everything possible to work toward a slim new energy independence and the goal of grid defection, which is now a rapidly growing sector.

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There is only one way to stop any utility from behaving no differently than hard line dope dealers who abuse those over whom they think they have a monopoly. If we want them to stop treating us like energy junkies, what do we do? Find a way to grow our own power

 

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WHY WIRELESS IS NOT ABOUT FREEDOM

Whether it is a mobile/cellphone, a wifi router, a walkie talkie, a baby monitor, a portable phone, an alleged smart meter or any other wireless device operating on an unlicensed bandwidth as does a smart meter, the second your data becomes wireless, as of that moment you no longer own nor have any further claim of ownership over your own private data. Once the data enters or leaves the wireless device at all it has become a wireless transmission. Legally, the owner of the data, has relinquished ownership rights by use of wireless devices and has no jurisdiction over the air.

GET IT IN WRITING

 

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FOR THE INSTALLER(S):

A list of demands to expect of any alleged installer, temp employee, technician, electrician or other etc: Provide written proof of the following:

– full name – proof of ID and ID badge and number

– license plate number

– name of company/corporation with which installer is affiliated

– name of installer’s own insurer

– written proof of installer’s electrician and/or electrical engineer qualifications,

– installer’s license

– work order file number

– insurer identification papers

– name of company, policy ID number, and proof that the installer s in possession of insurance papers from insurance provider for installer’s own personal errors and insurance and/or liability insurance

– a signed disclosure from the utility co-signed by the installer that the installer is fully aware of and fully liable for any and all hazards and risks associated with performing a hot swap under live load, as well as being liable for all subsequent damage to every single component of the homeowner’s entire electrical system, which is inherently electrically incompatible with all wireless grid devices as well as the frequencies they generate and enable.

FOR THE UTILITY CEO:

A list of demands in search of answers which ANYONE ought to be able to to expect of the CEO of any utility, to be provided in the form of written information sent to the customer by registered mail:

Submit in writing a request for the utility CEO’s own personal written assurance that they will assume all liability and demand a guarantee signed off on by the CEO of the utility that they will provide proof in writing forthwith that:

– this microwave bi-directional transmitter device is fully safety approved by every possible agency, national and international and every independent non industry related body able to guarantee absolute safety and insurability As is done in Sweden:

– demand free of charge a professional electrical installation to be installed in tandem with the alleged “meter” and before or inside the service panel, a specifically designed, smart grid compatible, insurance approved, industrial grade whole house transient suppressor

In this written submission request the inclusion of the utility CEO’s own assurance and guarantee that

– the alleged “smart meter” and grid wireless frequencies will not generate nor enable the creation of any harmonic distortion nor introduce into the home system any transients, spikes, surges.

– this industrial grade suppressor and alleged “smart meter” device are both fully insurable

– this industrial grade suppressor is designed to smooth and neutralize all grid and device related hazards and invasive aspects of the smart grid

– this industrial grade suppressor and alleged “smart meter” device is able to prevent damage and property devaluation from all electrical and/or wireless sources introduced by the utility into the personal private electrical system of the owner

– this suppressor and alleged “meter” meet the standards for and will protect all house contents and structural components from all related frequency interference and harm, invasions, or violations, biological and otherwise

Demand in writing within this guarantee that this device and the frequencies it generates and enables are in every way insurable because they are 100% electrically compatible with

– the meter base

– the service panel

– the circuit box

– all uninsulated home wiring

– all firewall separations

– all electrical codes

– all building codes

– all occupants

– will not compromise or void homeowner insurance,

– nor pose a fire hazard

– nor corrode the meter base metal

– nor cause the temperature of any component of the home’s electrical system or the meter itself to change/increase, overheat

 

Demand proof in writing that the meter is

– insurable for full safety from all future malfunction, risk, fire hazard, property depreciation, privacy invasion, or potential to compromise health

Be certain to demand a written guarantee that this is not a wiretapping device.

Ask the utility CEO to include in this written assurance that the device’s SMPS (switching mode power supply), its antenna(s), its radio transmitter(s) and Zigbee chips inside will not

– cause any physical or data or electronic interference whatsoever with

– your own biological bioelectrical system,

– your electrical system,

– your appliances,

– your electronics,

– your firewall separations,

– the current structural specification of your home (which were not designed for microwaves)

Make certain that the CEO of the utility can give written assurance that this device will not

– violate any rights

– invade privacy

– share information

– undermine health

– frequency graph

– remotely control the customer’s service panel,

– analyze, network, or broadcast wirelessly private customer data or metadata outside the alleged “measurement” device

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WHEN UTILITIES ABUSE:

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What we are witnessing is abuse of those who are in a position of dependency.

All abuse is like this.  

THIS IS THE REAL MEANING OF “SMART” GRID. The latest version of Enron we are witnessing, the so called smartest guys in the room, like those before them, feel immune to consequences, such as liability and feel free to incrementally abuse others. 

If government actually worked for those they tax, then by law electricity, gas and water would still be essential services and would not be privatized or able to be abused or withheld.

The government has created policies which encourage utilities to withhold and abuse – and they do so because they think they can.

They are no longer interested in the energy provision business, They are now shifting into the data extraction business. Yours.

It is all about greed. Theirs.

They want your money, ever greater amounts of it, far more of it than they are entitled to.

So they devise scheme after scheme to exploit this uneven relationship.

When you have retained an electromechanical meter, you cannot be controlled directly through usage and rationing. That leaves them only one tool to feed greed. Fees.  

They demand compensation for the fact that you have used the highest law in the land – Claim of Right, – to secure your safe meter.  

 This is the true ruthlessness hidden behind the propaganda, and mostly only the hold outs have been able to get to see this ugliness for what it is.

 

THIS MONOPOLY GAME IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

FIND THE WAY OUT- others have and say it is not difficult

(see comment section for this post) 

Again: Electricity can be hard to do without these days. This is also why any goal of grid defection and energy autonomy are both looking better by the day. 

You must do whatever works for you.

ACTUALLY … there is a silver lining here. Over the last three years, every utility move which has been made serves as a clear warning and that, in turn, leads to greater awareness for all of us.

Never fear. As we speak very savvy helpers ARE DEVISING WAYS to slap such behaviour with inescapable LIABILITY consequences. 

And here is the truth of what the utilities are showing us:

A) They cannot be trusted – ever

B) We are going to be better off by finding another way to live.

ENERGY SELF SUFFICIENCY IS THE NEXT STEP

2846504a73f9f67abc27d41c57890257    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOTICES REGARDING ALLEGED [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT(s)

Let the VOID FOR DEFECT notices do the talking.

FOR A PHYSICAL NOTICE WHICH ARRIVES IN YOUR MAIL BOX

(1) Write  VOID FOR DEFECT  and  NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT  in red pen diagonally across the front and the back sides of this alleged notice,

(2) Write REFUSAL FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR  in red pen diagonally across the front of the envelope, next to envelope window,

(3) Where a notice has been mailed to the private owner from BC Hydro – write or print onto a white sticker the following (filling in the date)… RETURN TO SENDER Envelope found abandoned on __date___ Envelope returned on __date___ NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT

Carefully place this sticker over the BC Hydro envelope window and with a red pen, draw an arrow from the sticker “RETURN TO SENDER” to BC Hydro’s return address printed on the envelope (top left hand corner).

Make sure to return this envelope and notice – preferably within 3 days but if not then…. MAKE IT A TOP PRIORITY TO SEND IT BACK IMMEDIATELY, ASAP.

Some post offices accept mail on the weekend, but post mark for the following Monday. Therefore, because one is using mail for delivery, weekends and holidays are not counted within the 3 day “redemption” period – you may move to the next business day.

(4) FOR AN E-MAIL “DISCONNECTION NOTICE” FIRST RULE: If yu have not opened the e-mail DO NOT OPEN THIS UNSOLICITED E-MAIL. LEAVE IT UNOPENED. 

however…… if you already have opened this unsolicited e-mail, then you must be aware that hydro has confirmed to at least one customer that this email has an invisible tracer attached to it. this is a business practice which lets the sender know when and even how often you open unsolicited e-mails from them in your own computer e-mail program. once opened they will know when you opened it.

IF ALREADY OPENED: RETURN THE E-MAIL AS FOLLOWS:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR E-MAIL DISCONNECTION NOTICES 

Where a notice has been emailed to the private owner from BC Hydro – print out the email notice and in red write VOID FOR DEFECT and NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT across it and then scan it. (If you do not have a scanner, you can digitally photograph the VOID e-mail with a camera and then load the picture onto your computer; or,  photograph the VOID e-mail with a cell phone and email the picture to your computer.)

Now write a short email note (filling in the dates) that states all of the following:

RETURN TO SENDER

Email found abandoned on __date___ Email returned on __date___ NO [SMP/MCP] CONTRACT WARNING!

This email address is no longer monitored!

Further, a copy of this abandoned email transmission is being returned to sender at

BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY,  

333 DUNSMUIR STREET,

VANCOUVER, BC

V6B 5R3

today by regular post.   Make sure to return this voided email notification with the note above, If possible within (72 hours) of the date you open it – so you are within the 3 day redemption period. 3 days begin the day after you actually OPEN the email. So if you accidentally OPEN the email on Monday, if possible yreturn the email no later than Thursday.

Hydro will send you an auto reply (don’t open it) saying they don’t accept email at this address.

(Don’t open email from Hydro again. Get off their email list. If you find that you can not cancel off their list (as some have found out too late), then consider changing to a different e-mail address. In any case, bill notifications are not something you must wait to receive, You can proactively go into the website AROUND the time the bill comes due but if you do so open your billing page ONLY. Better still, if possible stick to paper bills.)

NEXT STEP: Now print 2 copies of the sent email transmission (the note showing the time and date it was sent, and the voided e-notice). One of the copies is for regular mail to BC Hydro and one copy is for your own records. Mail one copy by regular post, some post offices accept mail on the weekend, but post mark for the following Monday. Therefore, because one is using mail for delivery, weekends and holidays are not counted within the 3 days – you may move to the next business day.

(You can opt for registered mail to ensure it gets there quicker and get a certificate proving receipt.)

(5) Now make out a new envelope return address DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE RETURN ADDRESS: INSTEAD WRITE

Authorized Representative

c/o 1234 Your Street,

Your Town, British Columbia

Address this envelope to:

TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY

333 DUNSMUIR STREET,

VANCOUVER, BC

V6B 5R3

(6) Place a ‘postage stamp’ onto this new envelope,

(7) Photocopy everything you are sending: – original BC Hydro ‘envelope’ (front and back), – original alleged notice, – ‘new envelope with postage stamp’

(8) Write ‘witness statements’ along the bottom of the photocopies, making sure to substitute your name(s) for John Paul of the Doe family, – on the photocopy of the BC Hydro envelope:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged envelope back to BC Hydro Date:__________________

Witness: _______________________

– on photocopy of the alleged notice:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged notice back to BC Hydro Date:____________

Witness: ________________

– on photocopy of new envelope addressed to BC Hydro with postage stamp:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this envelope to BC Hydro Date:_____________ Witness: ________________

– on photocopy of the included note:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this note to BC Hydro

Date:____________

Witness: ________________

(9) Take a ‘photograph’ (if you can) of all of the above originals with their photocopies, spread out on a table or floor together in one shot, and make a print for your files.

(10) Put all originals and their photocopies into a folder together and go to post office with your witness,

(11) With your witness present and watching, fold the original BC Hydro envelope and stuff it into the new envelope with postage stamp on it,

(12) Now fold the original alleged BC Hydro notice and also stuff it into the new envelope with postage stamp on it, (with the used Hydro envelope, but not inside it, as we are returning them to a different address), and seal this new envelope shut,

(13) Hand both this new sealed envelope and its photocopy, to postal clerk, and ask the clerk to please date stamp both the envelope and its photocopy for your record.

(14) Now ask your witness to both date and sign as witness on all photocopies.

(15) Take a photograph (if you can) of your witness signing your photocopies and make a copy for your record.

(16) Staple all of your photocopies together and keep in a folder with your other copies – in a dry safe place.

Also, perhaps those who receive these specific notices, might want to opt for registered mail to ensure it gets there quicker. This way they have a certificate proving receipt.

NOTE: In future, RETURN TO SENDER (BC Hydro Meter Choices Program notices / envelopes) as outlined above.

These postal date stamped photocopies – dated and signed by your witness (and photographed if you can) are sufficient to prove that original alleged BC Hydro envelopes and notices have been VOIDED FOR DEFECT, REFUSED FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR and RETURNED TO SENDER by the post office.

 

No alleged SMP/MCP contract exists between the private owner and BC Hydro, wherein the private owner completed all COR documents and BC Hydro and Crown/Government did not rebut.

As such, any BC Hydro envelope and notice relating to the alleged SMP/MCP are the property of BC Hydro and not the private owner.

The envelope and its content are abandoned property – that the private owner is returning to its rightful owner – hence – “return to sender”.

Abandonment (legal), a legal term regarding property • Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property, legal status of property after abandonment and rediscovery. source: Wikipedia

THESE ARE LEGAL/LAWFUL DOCUMENTS––keep them safe and secure in a dry place.

Disclaimer: To All Fighters for Freedom against Wireless ‘smart meters’ “These are the times that try men’s souls,” Thomas Paine. We live in a world of commerce. From time to time, circumstances arise, where we seek remedies to resolve our commercial problems. The notices and /or commercial remedies offered, are given freely, but they come with a warning. The contents are for educational purposes only. The author is not an attorney and can not give legal advice. If you require legal advice, by all means find a competent attorney. Please accept these offerings as given – for some, these materials may offer assistance in finding viable solutions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

WHY WE ARE DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING … (and How to handle “Payment Required’)

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THE LAW IS BASED ON COMMUNICATION AND PROOF OF COMMUNICATION

Bear in mind, they never rebutted our original Claim of Right to defend our own private property rights. This is why we have the upper hand, the absence of dispute of our assertions.

 

Throughout this process, no one is trying to “reason” with Hydro.
All our communications with the utility are done in accordance with the terms of contract law, just one reason why it’s very important to save all documentation.

Every documented step you have done to date is based on the law of the land.

These communications serve as your vital evidence of your own lawful procedures.

 

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WHAT ARE WE DOING?

 

– Protecting one’s own lawful contractual right to withhold all consent to a change in contract.

– Refusing to allow any arbitrary or unlawful attempt by the utility to change the terms of the original contract you have with the utility

– Creating the means to prevent the utility from getting away with ignoring the law.

THE CORE and “COR”  ISSUES INVOLVED HERE ARE FREEDOM AND PROPERTY RIGHTS.

 

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Freedom of choice

Freedom from technological trespass

Freedom from invasion of privacy

Freedom from risk

Freedom from  loss of insurance coverage

Freedom from hazard and harm

Freedom from the use of force by a utility and/or its subordinates, subsidiaries or agents.

 

We are in the midst of an unprecedented process, one evolved over a period of  nearly two years.

What we are doing is unique. It has garnered attention elsewhere.

We dearly wish just as much as you do that this process could be a simple straightforward one. However there is nothing simple about withholding private consent and refusing to allow a utility to carry out repeat violations of law while at the same time blocking the utility’s subversion of basic human rights. That said, we have come a long way.

 

In essence

The utility has failed to respond to, dispute or rebut our Claims of Right (COR) and Notices of Default (NOD). Their silence is deemed in law to be acceptance of our terms.

It certainly is looking a lot more as if the utility is now scraping the bottom of their bag of tricks for useful idiots.

 

FREEDOM RE-EXAMINED

All freedom documents represent an exercise in self directed autonomy. That is what  common law and contract law are all about.

To reiterate, at the most simplified level:

 

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Common law protects you from government and corporations.

Statutory law protects government and corporations from you.

Contract law, trespass law, electrical code, all such laws operate under common law.

 

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Anyone can choose to pursue freedom – or not.

Some remain defiant, motivated by their own indignation at the plan to turn them into a “thing” in the corporate scheme for the “internet of ‘things’ “.

 

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Others may feel they want to have all the documents they use notarized.

 

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Again, all choices are optional.

 

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In the short run, it can certainly seem easier to just give up, give in, or give over, it can feel seductive to just comply or acquiesce to the utility’s use of fraud, force and trickery.

At least it can SEEM that way – but this is a game only for those with deep pockets.

This is a scheme for those who can afford smart meter charges yet to compound on bills.

This is a plan for those who have not read about the Ombudsman and other official investigations into smart meter billing and smart meters in general.

Right now complaints are piling up, issuing from over 7,000 billing complaints in Ontario alone, just for rapacious “smart” over billing.

As well there are numerous smart meter audits, there are Attorney Generals elsewhere who are saying ENOUGH OF THIS, there are investigations into multi-layered corruption and fires and deaths.

All of this is the direct result of sustained pressure from millions who demand that culpability be pursued about the lack of efficacy of this global program.

The tide is turning everywhere, faster each day, and a genuine not so smart grid resistance is cultivating a broad sweeping and growing multi country enlightenment.

The safe and soothing warm incandescent lightbulb of deeper awareness has been turned on and glows bright in the darkness, casting light on retrogressive graft and greed.

There is no going back now.

People are saying NO.

The resisters MEAN it.

They are learning that it is possible to hold the line against the use of force, bribery, extortion, trickery, invasion, risk and outright harm. And they are doing so in ever larger numbers.

(Our reliable sources number us in the 100s of thousands just in BC.)

Now is no time to quit. It is just getting really interesting!

However, there are those who may still fail to understand what they are actually agreeing to when they let hydro take over as well as what they may live to regret.

Some may only afterwards realize the full extent of the freedom they gave away by granting consent to be ruled over by a corporation such as this.

Maybe you know someone who is like this?

Fact is, we all have enough freedom that we are free to use freedom to escape from freedom

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Suffice it to say, we all face the same crossroads concerning these repeat corporate government and utility orchestrated attempts to remove the most basic fundamental rights we possess.

 

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USE IT OR LOSE IT

You lose your own freedom only if you choose to not continue to hang on to your rights.

Should anyone succumb to or find there has been a swap out, REGARDLESS of which kind of meter gets swapped in, in place of the original one taken away, this swap gambit actually represents much more than simply a meter swap.

Here’s why:

Have you asked in advance to get a personalized assurance in writing signed by the CEO of BC Hydro that will stand up to your own lawyer’s legal scrutiny, and that will serve as a guarantee that you will be given as yours to own for its lifetime of service a safe, fully electromechanical meter?

Have you demanded full proof that any swapped in meter will be the same kind as the one they take?

Have you got it in writing from the top honcho that your own meter is to ONLY be replaced in turn at the end of its useful long life by another one just like it, and that each in turn will be kept until the end of its useful life as an electromechanical  meter, to be replaced by another of the same kind, which you will also own?

Has the CEO of BC Hydro and all his agents, etc. not already conceded by his silence to the terms of your earlier documents, in which you stated clearly that he must replace what you have with another just like it which you also will own and can even take with you when you move?

Do you recall that you already possess an original written and signed demand for assurance that you would also own for the life of its useful service any future analogue electromechanical  “replacement” meter, equally true for the analogue meter you already have, as well as for the one that eventually replaces it – IF NEEDED?

Do you remember your own terms that you used, that what you already have is to only be replaced by another of the same kind which will in every way be no different than the type of meter they swap out, an equal exchange of like to like, type to type, kind to kind, and age to age, the exception to be that you are willing to accept a newer or brand new guaranteed analogue electromechanical meter owned by you EVE IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A DIGITAL METER?…..

FACT: BY SILENCE, THE UTILITY ALREADY AGREED TO ALL OF THE ABOVE TERMS, BY LAW, BY THEIR OWN FAILURE TO REBUT YOUR TERMS CONCERNING ANY METER EXCHANGE, TERMS WHICH WERE INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENTS YOU HAVE ALREADY USED.

You already set the terms for any meter replacement. You have already demanded very specific conditions concerning any analogue meter replacement and only as needed, an analogue meter which has been fully re-calibrated and re-certified, or is new and certified… AND is one that you will OWN, that in every way must be better than the one you already have.

SO….., what is clear is that every swap of any kind of meter now being carried out is only a covert strategy using “false scarcity” tactics that in no way differ from late night info-mmercials

“SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED”

 “CALL NOW TO GET YOUR SWAP IN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST”.

These are simply misleading tactics, used to sever your property ownership rights bond while at the same time the utility also exempts itself from all future liability by eliminating ownership rights along with the safe meter

So by agreeing to allow them to sever the bond of personal control over your own property and property rights, you are choosing to put the utility in the driver’s seat.

The utility has its own agenda: It needs to remain beyond reach of all accountability,  exonerated from all future wrongdoing and exempted from all future liability for any possible damage to the property or any harm to the customer.

This is the utility’s goal, the absence of all future liability NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS – but they cannot do this without your consent.

They desperately need your complicity in order to get you to enable them to achieve control over your home, your privacy, your service panel and your property.

As long as you withhold consent correctly, according to common contract law, they will find they get nowhere.
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WHAT WE ARE NOT DOING

Note: Regarding the use of “RETURN TO SENDER UNOPENED”:  The suggestion at this stage of our contract law process is this: Use RTS only in cases where some previously unknown party mails an envelope that one does not wish to contract with.

Do not use RTS for this processnot unless in future we find a way that it may be applicable.

 

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SUMMARY 

A short summary of the process for your latest ‘Payment Required Notice(s):

NOTE: If you have accumulated more than one ‘Payment Required’ Notice they can be dealt with at the same time in the same way in the same envelope you use to return them to Hydro.

Open the envelope.
(1) Void the notice inside for defect
(2) Write on theBC Hydro’s envelope itself “Return To Sender”
(3) Write your own new envelope which is NOT to be addressed to the address on BC Hydro’s envelope BUT instead IS to be addressed  to BC Hydro Head office – (in place of the address that was on their envelope)

This is how one is assured of remaining in honour within one’s contract.
NOTE: Postal outlets may differ in their level of willingness to accommodate the public. Depending on the co-operativeness of any given particular Postal outlet’s employee(s), one can choose:

Option One or Option Two

 

Everyone will do the first part of this latest process the same way.
From a certain point on, as indicated below, choose either Option 1 or Option 2 for the second half of the process.
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FURTHER CLARIFICATION OF WHY WE ARE DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING

The goal throughout this process is to validate one’s OWN actions.

You MUST be able to PROVE that you refuse the offer, that you have actually SENT BACK the VOID original documents you received from BC Hydro after you place them in the envelope which is correctly addressed to and is sent to BC Hydro.

You MUST be able to PROVE that you actually KEPT your OWN original (freedom) documents which  you filled out yourself and sent photocopies of your own documents to BC Hydro.

This is done as part of the process of putting BC Hydro on Notice of your intention to WITHHOLD CONSENT to any change in terms from your original contract with them.

The fair trade and reasonable terms of your original contract with BC Hydro are what you are preserving during this process, with very good reason.

You are securing a mutual contractual agreement, which includes an assurance by the utility to you, the customer, that a safe and accurate electromechanical meter designed to ONLY measures energy USAGE is used to measure your usage and to measure your usage ONLY.

This electromechanical/analogue meter is to be used as a measurement device in order to enable the utility to safely deliver to you, the customer, safe clean energy.

That is their part of the bargain to provide a fair trade transaction, in accordance with the standards of the consumer advocacy branch of government called Measurement Canada, which (in theory) exists to oversee utility actions and to assure fair trade and accuracy on behalf of the consumer.  

Validation or proof of one’s own actions regarding Notices from BC Hydro is done by several means:

(1) By using a witness

OR

(2) By using registered mail

OR 

(3) By using a postal date stamp

OR

BY other means you may also choose to achieve your own “proof”, such as by using a notary.

One of the above means is sufficient.

Anyone is free to choose to use more than one of the above for extra layers of proof and security.

This is always the process by which one creates a chain of evidence for one’s files.

THE RULE OF THUMB IS THIS:

 

WHENEVER you return anything that came FROM BC Hydro to you,

then you must alter their documents and then keep photocopies of the altered

version of whatever they send to you and then return their original Notice(s) back to

them,  ..But only after you invalidate their documents by using red ink and b

following instructions for how to mark what they sent you.

These photocopies of your altered or “VOID” BC HYdro’s original Notice(s) serve as your proof that you did, indeed, VOID their “offer” correctly.

So after you use the instructions for how to invalidate their Notice “offer to contract”, then your way to demonstrate your refusal to accept their terms is to send back to them their own VOID Notice(s), marked as described, i.e. VOID FOR DEFECT etc

Conversely, whenever you send any freedom documents such a Claim of Right or

Notice of Default, or Notice of Fatal Defect etc, TO BC Hydro, (meaning the website

documents which are filled in by you and which originate from you as the sender)

 then you must keep the originals and send the copies back to BC Hydro.

 

The chain of evidence of your actions is yours to keep, and must be kept safely, in the event that at a later date you may need to prove what you did.

For instance, in using these current instructions, you are laying the preliminary groundwork to be able to prove, if necessary, at a later date, that you did, indeed, (in this instance) put the BC Hydro envelope and the BC Hydro ‘Payment Required’ Notice into that envelope, and that you did, in fact, then return the original ‘Payment Required’ Notice and its envelope to BC Hydro head office, after marking it as “VOID FOR DEFECT” and “RETURN TO SENDER – REFUSAL FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR”.

(Please do not confuse this separate legal Notice you receive from Hydro with any Past Due references or statements you may find on your bill ):

 

INSTRUCTIONS for the letter(s) entitled ‘Payment Required’ Notice

If you received a new envelope from BC Hydro, PO Box 8910, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 4X3

Open the ‘envelope’ and remove its alleged ‘Payment Required notice’.

(1)  Write  VOID FOR DEFECT  in red pen diagonally across the front and the back sides of this alleged notice,

(2)  Write  REFUSAL FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR  in red pen diagonally across the front of the BC Hydro original envelope, next to the envelope window.

(3)  Write ” RETURN TO SENDER ” in red pen next to BC Hydro’s return address, printed on the envelope,

(4)  Choose a new standard size envelope.

Address your new envelope to:

TIME SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED
BRITISH COLUMBIA HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY
333 DUNSMUIR STREET,
VANCOUVER, BC V6B 5R3

Write the return address on your envelope MINUS your name, only as follows,  no postal code, from:

Authorized Representative
c / o 1234 Your Street,
Your Town, British Columbia

Place a ‘postage stamp’ onto your new envelope,

(5)  Make a ‘photocopy’ of:

– Original BC Hydro ‘envelope’ (front and back)
– Original alleged ‘Payment Required’ notice’
– Your new envelope with a postage stamp

WHAT follows are two options for the next steps:

EITHER Option One OR Option Two, but NOT BOTH
The reason that there are two choices for the rest of these instructions is because this depends on how accommodating your postal outlet happens to be, which by now you probably know.

CHOOSE OPTION ONE FOR A FRIENDLY, ACCOMMODATING POSTAL OUTLET,

CHOOSE OPTION TWO FOR ANY NOT SO FRIENDLY, LESS ACCOMMODATING POSTAL OUTLET.

(Clarifications for the OPTION #1 procedure:

The post office date stamps your own photocopies, for proof for your own files.

DO NOT PLACE BC HYDRO’S NOTICE INSIDE BC HYDRO’S ENVELOPE BEFORE EACH ONE IS SEPARATELY PLACED INSIDE YOUR ENVELOPE TO BE MAILED TO BC HYDRO:

NOTE: AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL NECESSARY RED LETTERING ON EACH ITEM FROM BC HYDRO AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL PHOTOCOPYING FOR YOUR FILES AND WITNESSING, THEN………:

Fold the original EMPTY ENVELOPE in which the Notice from BC Hydro was sent to you and then stuff it into YOUR OWN new envelope with  postage stamp on it.

Now SEPARATELY fold the original alleged BC Hydro notice and stuff it into your new envelope with postage stamp on it and then seal this new envelope shut.

SUMMARY: There is a reason why you must SEPARATELY stuff the original BC Hydro envelope and then the ‘Payment Required’ notice entirely “SEPARATELY”  into your new envelope which you have addressed to BC Hydro head office – 

BC HYDRO’S NOTICE IS NOT TO BE PUT BACK INSIDE BC HYDRO’S ENVELOPE

WHY? Because in this instance, ….THE BC HYDRO ENVELOPE AND THE BC HYDRO NOTICE HAVE SEPARATE ADDRESSES ON THEM .

AS SUCH, BOTH ARE REQUIRED TO BE SENT BACK TO THEIR RESPECTIVE SEPARATE SENDERS BY BC HYDRO, AFTER YOU SEND THEM TO THE BC HYDRO HEAD OFFICE.

 

If a given postal clerk is not willing to stamp your photocopies you are keeping for your own files, then either

a) Seek out another post office which is willing to accommodate you

OR

b) Use OPTION #2: The process of using witnessing of the said photocopies, for your personal proof for your files.)

OPTION # 1:

Write a witness statement along the bottom of the BC Hydro envelope photocopy 

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged envelope back to BC Hydro
Date:_______________________
Witness: _____________________

 

Ask the post office employee to ALSO date stamp your photocopy of the BC Hydro envelope as well as your photocopy of the alleged BC Hydro ‘Payment Required’ Notice.

Keep all three of these date stamped photocopies in your files.

NOTE: In future, simply VOID FOR DEFECT and RETURN TO SENDER (BC Hydro Meter Choices Program notices/envelopes) as outlined in Option 1 or Option 2.

These postal date stamped photocopies – dated and signed by your witness, are sufficient to prove that original alleged BC Hydro envelopes and notices have been VOIDED FOR DEFECT, REFUSED FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR and RETURNED TO SENDER by the post office.
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IF A POST OFFICE EMPLOYEE REFUSES TO DATE STAMP YOUR COPIES, then use OPTION TWO INSTRUCTIONS below

 

OPTION #2:

Steps 1-8
(Note: Point 2 and point 8 below are also optional)

(1)  Write a ‘witness statement’ (wording below), along the bottom of all three photocopies, making sure to substitute your name(s) for John Paul of the Doe family,

– Write on photocopy of BC Hydro envelope:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged envelope back BC Hydro
Date: ______________________
Witness: ________________________

 

– Write on your photocopy of alleged Payment Required notice:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this alleged notice back to BC Hydro
Date: ______________________
Witness: ________________________

 

– Write on your photocopy of new envelope addressed to BC Hydro with postage stamp:

I witnessed John Paul of the Doe family mail this envelope to BC Hydro
Date: ______________________
Witness: ________________________

 

(2)  Take a ‘photograph’ (optional) of all of the above originals with their photocopies, spread out on a table or floor together in one shot, and make a print for your files.

(3)  Put all originals and their photocopies into a folder together and go to post office with your witness,

(4)  With your witness present and watching, fold the original BC Hydro envelope and stuff it into the new envelope with postage stamp on it,

(5)  Now fold the original alleged BC Hydro notice and stuff it into the new envelope with postage stamp on it and seal this new envelope shut,

(6)  Hand both this new sealed envelope and its photocopy, to postal clerk, and ask the clerk to please date stamp both the envelope and its photocopy for your record.

(7)  Now ask your witness to add the date and sign as witness to your signature, on all three photocopies.

(8)  Take a photograph (optional) of your witness signing your photocopies and make a copy for your record.

DO NOT PLACE BC HYDRO’S ‘Payment Required’ NOTICE INSIDE BC HYDRO’S ENVELOPE BEFORE EACH ONE IS SEPARATELY PLACED INSIDE YOUR ENVELOPE TO BE MAILED TO BC HYDRO:

NOTE: AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL NECESSARY RED LETTERING ON EACH ITEM FROM BC HYDRO AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL PHOTOCOPYING FOR YOUR FILES AND WITNESSING, THEN………:

Fold the original EMPTY ENVELOPE in which the Notice from BC Hydro was sent to you and then stuff it into YOUR OWN new envelope with postage stamp on it.

Now SEPARATELY fold the original alleged BC Hydro notice and stuff it into your new envelope with postage stamp on it and then seal this new envelope shut.

SUMMARY: There is a reason why you must SEPARATELY stuff the original BC Hydro envelope and then the ‘Payment Required’ notice entirely “SEPARATELY” into your new envelope which you have addressed to BC Hydro head office –

REMEMBER THAT BC HYDRO’S NOTICE IS NOT TO BE PUT BACK INSIDE BC HYDRO’S ENVELOPE

WHY? Because in this instance, ….THE BC HYDRO ENVELOPE AND THE BC HYDRO NOTICE HAVE SEPARATE ADDRESSES ON THEM .

AS SUCH, BOTH ARE REQUIRED TO BE SENT BACK TO THEIR RESPECTIVE SEPARATE SENDERS BY BC HYDRO, AFTER YOU SEND THEM TO THE BC HYDRO HEAD OFFICE.

Staple all of your photocopies together and keep in a folder with your other copies – in a dry place. You need these to be kept safe, for your own records.

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NOTE: In future, simply VOID FOR DEFECT and RETURN TO SENDER (BC Hydro Meter Choices Program notices/envelopes) as outlined in Option 1 or Option 2.
These postal date stamped photocopies-dated and signed by your witness are sufficient to prove that original alleged BC Hydro envelopes and notices have been VOIDED FOR DEFECT, REFUSED FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR and RETURNED TO SENDER by the post office.
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FOLLOW UP NOTES:
We are in uncharted territory here regarding issues such as trespass, removal and destruction of property without consent – including unqualified persons who  ignore the use of the Canadian Criminal Code Section 39: Defence of property using a Claim of Right.

When dealing with those who have chosen to operate outside the law, including their own laws, it does not pay to play meter roulette or take chances on losing what you may not get back again.

 

– IF…

after over three years, you have still not insured continued retention of the meter fixture and the issue of ownership and have not physically ultra secured your meter fixture to make it inaccessible, … if you have not yet made your fixture bullet proof, then please reconsider the possibility of aligning your actions to represent your documents and to achieve double layered insurance and long term property protection.

DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF unless you are professionally qualified to do so and fully understand where all potentially live wiring is located behind the meter wall as well as the wiring route from the meter base to the service panel and beyond. 

STAY SAFE AND HIRE A PRO

 

PLEXIGLASS ENCLOSURE

 

IF IT IS WORTH DOING, IT IS WORTH DOING WELL

 

When a meter base fixture is really secure there will be no exposed metal or other removable parts.

Perhaps might be a boxed-in and enclosed metal frame, …. say one… fronted with plexiglass?… with all frame screws located behind the plexiglass sheet?… which is also solidly epoxied in place to the frame and has the BC Freedom no trespass sign etc., in behind the plexiglass? (Be sure to make sure any structure is still accessible from the interior side of the home!) 

Regardless of what kind of enclosure, make certain it’s constructed with no exposed padlocks, screws, nails, hinges, or bolts, in short, with no weak links whatsoever, yet still accessible but only to the homeowner. This means no grind-able, or hackable, or saw-able, or crow bar removable exposed features of any kind.

If your safe fixture is still unsecured, then for your own sake and for your peace of mind, please do consider your physical security options asap.It has been three years now, in BC, since military style “deployment” was initiated. Time is of the essence to ascertain physical security.

Corix is still out there carrying out smart meter installations and installers are telling people who try to stop them or point out that they are ignoring lawful signs  “We do not read signs”

Some have built a small bump out that is fully integrated into the home itself.

Some have created a well secured storage or breezeway with locking impenetrable doors at either end.

Some have an antitheft grille over the unbreakable viewing window. Most have some kind of security camera out of reach, preferably behind plexiglass.

Some have used second hand materials to create a fully enclosed addition along the fixture side of the home, maybe adding 3 new walls and a new entrance, while using the fixture wall as the fourth wall, with an overhead shed overhang or other type of roof.  

There is no end to the improvisational security enclosures out there, from greenhouse enclosures to steel doored lock-up areas. All make certain that there is a viewing window for non intrusive meter reading to continue – a “You-can-look-but-you-can-not-touch” approach.

Why not plan ahead so that you can also use any such small or other bump out or addition as a generator storage area and security room for your future off grid life? 
– IF…
Hydro/Corix has already removed or removes the electromechanical/analogue meter from your property, either because of a lack of or in spite of concerted efforts to secure it (as well as to take time stamped photos of same secure enclosure as proof), …  and

IF…

despite your use of COR to retain your analogue meter, it has been taken, in violation of contract law, etc, … nevertheless you may still have options.

– IF
you also happen to be one of those fortunate property owners who built their own home, and who filed away any and all original  electrician’s receipts, especially any which specify your original purchase from the electrician of the original or new-to-you electromechanical meter, … and if the meter was itemized separately from any payment of labour? …..
SAFEGUARD THIS RECEIPT

 

At some future date your receipt of your purchase of your

analogue/electromechanical meter may potentially serve

as part of your evidentiary proof of ownership.

 

FOOD FOR AFTERTHOUGHT:

Remember good ol’

 

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For those who are old enough to remember back when BC Tel used to rent you a phone that belonged to them, BC Tel,  (or for those even now who pay a monthly rental fee to rent a PVR, a modem, a sat receiver, etc from any provider of such services) – You may recall the rental fee that always appeared or appears on your bill?

This rental fee served as the basis of your rental contract for rental use of a BC Tel telephone which was owned by BC Tel. 

On your utility bill have you ever seen any itemized meter rental fees?

Or any meter security deposit fee?

Or any meter damage deposit?

Ever?

Have you ever seen any explicit written indication that the utility EVER allegedly owned your original safe electromechanical meter? 

Has the utility EVER produced ANY proof whatsoever of their assertion of alleged ownership? Is it possible that they simply are making an allegation that they “own ” the meter but are in fact unwilling and unable to offer proof of this alleged ownership?

Have you ever wondered why your safe meter is CSA and UL safety approved while the smart meter isn’t CSA or UL safety approved?

Well the utility’s own explanation is that the smart meter is not a CONSUMER PRODUCT so it does not need to be CSA or UL approved because it is the property of BC Hydro.

Okaaaaay …Now turn that around.

The analogue meter IS a CONSUMER PRODUCT and DOES need to be CSA and UL safety approved, just as is the meter base.

Guess who the “Consumer” and owner of these CSA and UL safety approved items is?

BTW? If the words ‘BC Hydro’ do appear on your analogue meter itself, this name will be solely located on the ID number, a raised metal bolt one label, serving as an account ID number for the billing system – as distinct from the actual serial number of the meter.

Newer digital meters often have printed right on them: Property of BC Hydro. How about that?

Does your electromechanical meter say this

 

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Side notes:

1) The electrical utility in BC does not use a private collection agency. So any references in notices to collection agencies actually means Joe over in the utility accounts department. That said?

Do NOT get behind on exact USAGE payment and basic charges payment and GST payment for both Usage and basic charges

 

2) Off grid living is only as expensive as the extent to which those who are in a position to consider it try to recreate a whole house power plant to keep all the luxuries they are used to having powered up at the same time.

Those who have already chosen voluntary off grid simplicity are quick to agree that when this choice to go off grid is possible for them where they live, they find that independent off grid life has a lot to recommend it.

 

3) For info on trojan or stealth analogue meters go here at this link (highlight it to see it better):

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2013/10/11/trojan-horse-analog-meters-investigated/

 

4) Did you know that non payment or partial payment of utility bills is not recorded in your credit rating?

Read more at this link (highlight it to see it better): 

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02178.html

Improving your credit score

If your credit score is not as high as you think it should be, make sure that the information in your credit report is correct. If it is correct, read your report carefully to find out which factors are most likely having a negative influence on your score, and then work to improve them.

Here are some tips, from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), on how to improve your credit score:

Always pay your bills on time. Although the payment of your utility bills, such as phone, cable and electricity, is not recorded in your credit report, some cell phone companies may report late payments to the credit-reporting agencies, which could affect your score.

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You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

(These suggestions are for educational study and review only. They are not to be construed as legal advice from this website nor as a consultation with this website.)

Acceptance Vs. Fraud and VOID BCUC MCP Approval Notification

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The documents you are looking for are at the bottom of this post. However we do feel the information laid out below is vital to your understanding of a few of the things that have come up since the last update, specifically regarding the latest handy work of BC Hydro and co.

We have talked about this concept of consent over and over. However, it can still be helpful to repeat it. This entire issue is really ALL about utility corporations and governments everywhere gaining your customer acceptance to enable them to make unimaginable profit.

In BC this is done by using a scheme jointly cooked up by government and BCH as self declared “authorities” abusing power in order to ‘convert’ you, the customer, into “accepting” a smart “meter”.

Your taxes fund their lawyers who scheme up ways to trick you into consent and to obtain your private metadata.

The entire smart grid agenda aimed at utility customers is always the same, … to mislead, redirect, distract, intimidate, to use fraud, even forgery, all in order to try to “steal” implied consent or force you to give it away, along with your meter. The latest goal is to make you think whether you said yes, or no, or nothing, that you have been conscripted into joining their no choice Meter “Choices” Program (MCP).

They use a legal term “Legacy Meter” to extort  fees -supposedly to keep your safe meter. But a Legacy Meter is a “bait and swap” legal word,it’s not synonymous for an analogue meter.

And in the same breath you are threatened with “failed installation” fees if you don’t let them take away the same meter which they fooled you into thinking was the meter you are supposed to pay fees to keep. 

A handshake

Who on earth sends 3 notices within about 10 days? BC Hydro, … or, if you will, a very desperate group of individuals, … so desperate that they will not even sign their own documents any longer! Is a document with no signature from anyone? Or is it spam??

What does this really say? Do they even have the ‘authority’ to do what they are doing?

Why does what they call themselves keep on morphing, from BC HYDRO to BC HYDRO SMART METER TEAM to BC HYDRO METER CHOICES PROGRAM and then BC HYDRO AND POWER AUTHORITY, then BC HYDRO SMART METERING? 

Why does the name on your bill change from Customer to Name, then Customer to Account # to Service at X property?  

What is the goal,  behind the attempt? To break your longstanding contract and then get you into a new contract!

Have you Noticed that NONE of their documents have been the same and they all have many minor and major changes to them from one to the next? Interesting…

“THE BCUC HAS APPROVED THE FEES”   or “YOU HAVE ENROLLED IN THE METER CHOICES PROGRAM”

This is the use of emotional sales language they are putting over on you. In sales terms, it is called a presumptive close… as in, it is already over OR they use language to try to trick/steer you into believing it is over.

Most often the easiest way to do this is FEAR. This is why they send ‘aggressive’ installers to your home. This is why they increase incentives for installers to go faster… it is obviously the worst idea possible from a safety standpoint and it will make them more aggressive, which is intended to scare you more into…. ACCEPTANCE OF THE FRAUD.

What is it now… 15 notices and documents they have sent?  So comes your question to us… “When will this ever end?”

A more strategic response might be:  IF they already possess the authority to act on this many threats, then why the need for endless documents they have been sending?

A crystal ball

The honest answer to ‘when will this end?’ is… we don’t know. Neither side (BC Hydro and co. or us) have been in a battle like this.

Another question has been  ‘How come this is so difficult?’

The answer to that is because it has been so easy for so many politicians and utility execs (or whoever) to get away with so much stuff like this for so long, … because up until they went way too far we the people had really done nothing beyond the typical complaining to friends and neighbours or venting in the comment sections on the internet.

Now so many of us are fully engaged in what is going on, now those capable of critical thinking want to know more, now more and more inquiring minds the right questions.

This of course is one of the reasons for the utility and government “authorities” becoming incrementally more aggressive (insecure?) and more underhanded with their unsigned notices etc.

I mean, come on… 15 documents, all to ‘just change a meter’? The money, corruption, games and more tells us something else is going on.

FRAUD:

I am going to cite this, although I do not have a way to verify it, and I did not make that call myself. I will say that there seems to be a certain logic/common sense behind it.

“…they phoned the Calgary MC # and ended up with Xxxx XxxXxx in Edmonton.
Apparently, he knows all about what is happening in B.C. and complaints people have made about digitals and dirty analogs rolling around in the back of trucks. He said that yes, BC Hydro is not re-certifying the meters, they are just moving them around. He told them the only information on the back of a meter is the original certification date from Measurement Canada”

(Please note, the above is strictly third party hearsay, it is not a direct quotation made to either me or anyone else that I know, and is alleged to have been asserted to a BCH customer by an alleged person who is alleged to be on staff at the Measurement Canada Regional Office located in Edmonton, Alberta –

(Chances are a retraction from this person is now very likely since this information is invaluable and the source of it should have been protected by the person who named names)

A PUZZLES

Let me explain why I think there is little reason to doubt the source itself.

We are talking about the status of Measurement Canada tamper proof accuracy seals, put there to protect the CUSTOMER and to assure FAIR TRADE practices by Hydro.

MEASUREMENT CANADA is a consumer protection tax funded government agency. MC is not an ally of BC Hydro and is not there to act as an enforcer for the smart grid or arbitrary meter swaps.

At no time has Measurement Canada EVER said that electromechanical analogue meters cannot continue to be used for fair trade.

The latest unsigned notices about seals all expiring is not from Measurement Canada. It is from our old pen pal BC Hydro. It is mostly directed at hold outs who still have electromechanical analogue meters.

How could these unsigned letters pretend to be about either the expiry or the accuracy of those meters?

How could over 100,000 and possibly as many as 190,000 meter seals suddenly all be deemed inaccurate or expired at the same time? It defies logic.

Primarily this latest seal “expiry” scheme is about those with the truly safe non digital meters called analogues or electromechanical meters.

This utility is hell bent on the elimination of reliable, transparent, user friendly electromechanical analogue meters, … .

BCH is using the latest “bait and swap” to dupe the gullible into believing that their analogue seals are expired and that somehow it follows that their meters must be removed from your meter base and then reinstalled on the next sucker’s meter base, in exchange for gaining your “acceptance” of an older or other analogue meter instead. 

Some installers have already assured compliant customers who eagerly accepted a “bait and swap” meter that the older analogue will ALSO expire soon and that it is BC Hydro who owns the swapped-in meter which they just accepted.

Now why only after the installation is done would an installer point out that last bit about who owns what?, ,,, unless…. maybe … there was indeeds some question about who owns the meter they just took off ?

Could bait and swap also be about voiding meter property ownership?

And why, as soon as the deed is done, are some installers even admitting that what hydro has implied is correct, that swapped-in analogues are really only interim stepping stones on the way to an inevitable smart meter – after “limited analogue “expiry turn over” supplies run out”? 

Even if the meter itself was the issue, it would be way too complicated to ever re-certify any analogue you allow them to take. Besides, it is pretty clear that recertification of the meter or the seal itself is not the real goal here. Removal of your meter is. 

We do know for a fact that ‘installers’ are coming to people’s houses with retro analogue meters from … the 80’s and earlier.  Problem is, these are houses built more recently, like in the 2000’s. Common sense should warn anyone that these actions do not add up. Something is way “off” here.

“But what if the meter is still new out of the box and they just haven’t installed anywhere yet?

Good question. What does that have to do with how soon they will say its seal has expired? Then we have to think that in the last 30 years at no point in time was that shiny old meter ever needed anywhere in BC? Seems odd, or at least highly improbable. 

We know for a fact that meter installers are getting paid to go as fast as possible, right? Well, what if they are just letting people assume that when they say “YOUR SEAL IS EXPIRED” that this means “YOUR METER IS EXPIRED”?

And what if then these “installers” are literally taking your perfectly fine meter off, slapping a dirty old one on your base, and walking 5 doors down and telling the next guy “HERE IS YOUR NEW METER TO REPLACE YOUR OLD METER AND HERE IS THE TAMPER PROOF SEAL FOR IT.”?

What if installers are being told to replace the tamper seal on YOUR meter only once it’s reinstalled a few blocks away? What if they could have just as easily replaced the seal while YOUR meter was still on YOUR meter base back at YOUR place? Just how big a shell game might this all be? 

ISN’T THIS POSSIBLE?

Ignore the meter and just look at the seal in the picture below. See that little red ‘seal’ in the picture? Did you know that seals are colour coded, and each colour means something different for each utility?

Just who is maybe tampering with just what? Just remember that even if Hydro is”authorized” to use accuracy tamper proof seals, nevertheless that seal is still meant to signify Measurement Canada’s assurance to you, the consumer of electricity services, that any meter is untampered with, and is accurate, and that the consumer is fully protected by Measurement Canada to oversee fair trade practices by BC Hydro. So how can the seal indicate an expiry of meter accuracy for your meter and ten minutes later a new seal indicates assurance of accuracy for the next hold out who gets your meter installed on their base?

You received letters talking about “EXPIRY” insisting that regardless of the age or condition of any given meter that countless numbers of hold out’s Measurement Canada seals meters of all ages and makes have somehow all expired en masse. Amazing, isn’t it?  

And this unnumbered piece of plastic… is the cause of the meter itself suddenly needing to be removed and then tagged with a blue piece of plastic with a Hydro number and a Hydro insignia on it. I know, it is beyond comical at this point!

A meter seal11

But wait, it gets better, regardless of age, size, model number, weight, usage… they are all ‘expiring’ at exactly the same time? Synchronized simultaneous seal expiry, for the first time in the history of the world, all across BC?  Um, WHAT!?!

“So what you’re saying is, they are taking my neighbour’s seal off my neighbour’s meter and then taking my neighbour’s meter off of my neighbour’s house – making no change in the meter’s reliability or accuracy,  – and then they are coming over to my house and swapping in the EXACT SAME METER and then slapping on a ‘new seal’ that magically repairs and un-‘expires’ my neighbour’s old meter and somehow reinstates its status once it’s on my house, by using just a seal”?

Well, you can be the judge of that.

Remember the rush is on to get those “OLD” analogue meters off as fast as possible by any means possible. Again, why would a ‘NEW” replacement analogue meter be manufactured back in the 80’s and not sourced from something… slightly more current?

And what would be that installer’s incentive to care, just as long as he baits and switches your meter… for any old meter, … because he has a pocket full of little magic plastic thingies that re-furbish and re-certify the meter’s accuracy and make it instantly – what? – even MORE accurate and tamper proof? (somehow) – on the spot?

A sleight of hamnd

Here is the”tell” or ‘trick’ or, as some call it, … the bait and switch.

THE BAIT. “A NEW METER SEAL THAT COMPLIES WITH REGULATIONS”

This is where we want to jump in with something. AT NO TIME have we asked or advised people to ‘accept’ –    ACCEPT- a ‘new’ or replacement analogue meter from BC HYDRO. Others are telling people to accept the “NEW” old analogue meter. Anyone who thinks this looks like a net gain deal instead of  a shell game might just want to ask…. Exactly what do I forfeit here?

DOES GIVING THEM YOUR “ACCEPTANCE” ENTER YOU INTO A CONTRACT? LIKE THE METER CHOICES PROGRAM (MCP)? DOES ACCEPTANCE MAKE YOU SUBJECT TO ANY OF THE WHIMS OF THE MCP, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE? DID YOU POSSIBLY EVEN MAYBE JUST GIVE AWAY SOMETHING YOU MAY OWN? IN EXCHANGE FOR SOMETHING THEY NOW OWN? 

OR… If something changes on your contract… like, say, the meter ID NUMBER, is it possible that you may have re-contracted, or given consent to a new contract to pay ADDITIONAL or FUTURE fees under the MCP?  

You can see on any of your hydro bills just down and to the left a little bit that your meter ID # is on your bill. It is a different number than your account number. It is also on a plate on your meter’s face. 

What if BC Hydro REGISTERS those “NEW OLD NEW” meters to the MCP and by the simple fact of the new ID number being on your bill (CONTRACT) this now subjects you to the MCP and who knows what else?

If you are ‘following’ other people’s ‘advice’ on ACCEPTING an ‘analogue’ meter, you may want to ask these questions of them before following through on it.

To be clear, we have never said to ACCEPT a ‘new’ or ‘replacement’ analogue from BC Hydro due to the above mentioned potential ramifications – and more.

A maginfying glass

We wanted to touch on something else as well. This is part of why it takes us some time to formulate documents/instructions to fill them out for everyone out there.

We also want you to know that we have as much skin in the game as you, just as much at stake.

When that “NOTICE” arrives from BC Hydro, we begin to work on it, dissect it as best as possible. We look for the little things like “Why do they remove BC from the sender’s address in one spot, then later put it back”  or “Why doesn’t anyone from the utility “authority” sign these documents anymore” Does this mean no one has the authority to impose the document terms?

What are the ramifications of not replying to the letter or not rebutting and sending it back?

In the  end, it really comes down to one thing. Convincing you, by hook or by crook (or both at the same time) to ACCEPT the new contract.

You may want to think on that when you hear people sounding like some late night infomercial while saying “Just accept the NEW Meter and hurry to get yours, while they last” –

This is particularly ironic since some have already determined that the same expiry date game is set in motion for the seal for the replacement meter they accepted and may even pretend to be sooner than they were told the date was supposed to be for the one they just let go of.

Maybe the existing meter on your wall truly is worth two in the installers hands.

Getting back to the meter ‘bait and swap’ –  you may want to contact your own area MLA on this issue. I am not leaning toward or against anyone party or the other but it seems as if the NDP are at least showing a passive interest in this at this time.

Here is a contact that you may want to also CC your questions to:     John.Horgan.MLA@leg.bc.ca

or call and let his office know about this issue: 1-250-387-3655  

You would think that because of the results of the last election and the potential time bomb the Liberals are sitting on, that they would want to act on this rather than pass the buck. If they do simply pass the buck, well, draw your own conclusions.

Simple thing to ask your elected representatives to do would be to find out if ANY Meters have been taken off of a house, and attached to another house WITHOUT a work order to show that the meter itself has been ‘re-certified’, not just resealed

Otherwise why wouldn’t they simply reseal the one you have while it was still on your house? Especially if all they are doing instead is walking your meter down the road and then resealing it att the next house where there is a hold out.

And if so? Then, we have FRAUD on the grandest scale (on top of all the other fraud including the fact that they have no authority to do this project)

Perhaps you may want to contact those who claim they want to get to the bottom of this, and ask them to conduct this activity on your behalf?

BC Hydro is operating lawlessly and they know it, that is why as they escalate the degree of fraud now NONE of them have the courage any longer to attach their name to the ‘notices’ they are sending out. 

I am not really a big fan of asking politicians to solve our problems because usually they either  created the problem they are solving or their ‘solution’ only makes things worse. However, it would be nice if one of the ‘opposition’ parties out there actually started asking penetrating questions about the what is going on at BC Hydro.

Maybe, just maybe, by a little bit of prodding, we will see the current party in power has violated several laws, committed fraud and more. If not, why doesn’t someone at BC Hydro sign their own documents?

I am also going to attach a PDF here that I encourage you to open and read if you want, rather than ‘make’ you read it before you get to the most recent rebuttal instructions for the latest rounds of specious Notices from “the authority”.

It is in regards to billing, and in my personal opinion, as well as others, the person’s questions in the PDF are SPOT ON.  We have been looking into the matter of transients for some time now and their potential to increase or “augment” utility bills. (I will do a separate blog post on this in the future.)

For now, keep being the powerful people you are.

“When will this end?”?

When enough people want it to. They are attacking you because of your power, they see you as a strength even if you, at times feel otherwise.

Pull back from of the emotion ever so slightly and consider the logic. They are after your meter because they are scared of YOU!  

Why else would they want to track your every move? Why else would they want to impair you more and more financially and psychologically?  There is something great in you that maybe they lack themselves ad certainly that they want to take from you. It is, your freedom.

As we have said “FRAUD IS FRAUD IS FRAUD” This does not just go away. Nothing will EVER be made “right” with a ‘NEW OLD NEW” meter from the guy’s house 5 doors down.

Damaging one’s private property NEVER goes away. Damaging yours or your childrens’ bodies doesn’t just go away. Privatizing resources for profit does not just become “OK”…. ever.

We fully appreciate you sticking with us, but more importantly, sticking with yourself, for yourself and by extension everyone else.

NONE of this would be taking place if long ago more had seen the slippery slope, had spoken up sooner on some of the smaller injustices that have taken place. Sure, no one should have theft, graft, greed and evil running through their veins to do this…. but they do. It is just that simple.

So here we are, at that point in time where we stand at the action point of all those who fought for our freedoms to make this country what it is (was) and all the freedom in all aspects that we want in the future for us and our kids. You decide.

Inaction can end this just as fast as action can. We applaud you for knowing and doing what is right, taking a stand (if you have not before) or continuing to do so.

This is not some BS morale boosting stuff that I write to make you feel good. I have no power in that capacity, that is a decision that you need to make. I feel this way, so I write this way. I see them doing this for the reasons I have stated above and I also see that you truly are what we think you are.

We hope you feel the same way.

 

Doc contains instructions for:

 

VOIDING alleged BCUC MCP APPROVAL NOTIFICATION

VOIDING alleged 2nd EXPIRED METER EXCHANGE NOTIFICATION

VOIDING alleged EQUAL PAYMENT PLAN NOTIFICATION

 

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 ~VOID alleged BCUC MCP Approval Notification~

 

The below can be read at your leisure some good questions about suspicions we’ve had for some time.

SMART METERS Potential Causes for Billing Increases