Baraboo, WI bullies great-grandmother about Smart Meters

Audrey, a smart and courageous grandmother in Baraboo, Wisconsin, may be compared to Rosa Parks, as she is taking a stand against municipal smart water meters due to concerns about health, privacy, and civil rights. It appears Audrey is being disgracefully bullied by her municipal water district in Baraboo, WI, and by the town Mayor, Mike Palm, who she turned to for help – but reportedly, Mayor Palm quickly became sarcastic, lied about an extension for Audrey, and is insisting that she have the smart water meter installed on her property, or have her water shut off . For an elderly person, this may be considered a death threat.

We urge you to watch the short YouTube interview with Audrey, read the articles below, and contact Mayor Mike Palm and WI media to express your opinion about how he and the city of Baraboo are treating Audrey. Baraboo is described on its website as being “a great place to live, work, and play”. Obviously, this is not true for great-grandmothers who stand up for their rights – then Baraboo officials become hostile, intimidating, and we think, abusive. For a woman at Audrey’s age (80), this could be putting her life at risk – to upset her this much, threaten her, and to intend to actually shut off her water (which is likely illegal if she’s current on her payments). We also think that senior abuse (threat to her life and health, emotional abuse) and (age and medical) discrimination, both by the city government, their water district, and its officials, may be involved. Live in Baraboo (or any other place with smart meters and no opt-out)? Would you want to? We give Baraboo city officials, including Mayor Palm, an “F” for human rights, environmental health, and its treatment of senior citizens. We say, “Bravo” to Audrey, for her intellect, courage, and convictions! We intend to help by making Audrey a national “poster-child” for governmental smart meter abuse of seniors.

Mayor Mike Palm, City of Baraboo, Wisconsin

Phone:
608-355-2715
Fax: 
608-355-2719
Email:
mpalm@cityofbaraboo.com

We encourage citizens in her town and state to join Audrey in fighting smart meters. We encourage attorneys in the state of Wisconsin to step forward to help Audrey, pro bono, to fight the smart water meters so she isn’t standing alone against government abuse. We ask for an investigation into corruption – why isn’t Baraboo, WI protecting the health and freedoms of its citizens? Is money involved?

In the course of reading thousands of news articles and communicating with informed, independent scientists, physicians, experts, and concerned citizens all over the world on smart meter issues, it must be said that elderly people are more susceptible to RF radiation. There is a “die-off” reported in some areas when smart meters are installed – more heart attacks and coronary problems, more strokes, and out of control blood pressure and heart rate. These bio and health effects are firmly documented in many peer-reviewed studies on RF radiation. Audrey is right to be concerned about her grandchildren / great-grandchildren’s exposure to the smart water meters. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)  has recently issued warnings about people with certain medical conditions (commonly found in the elderly) who must avoid RF radiation, in addition to many other groups, such as children. ALERT: AAEM Releases Recommendations EMF and RF Exposures (7/12/12).

AAEM has issued three warnings in 2012 about smart meters and health, as well. These and other smart meter health alerts from experts and authoritative sources may be found in our CEP Smart Meter Public Health Alerts.

The links above may assist with discrimination complaints.

For additional info on laws that apply to smart meters, opt-out fees, and more:

Updated: CA & Federal Laws Supporting No Opt-out Fees and Complaint Info

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STOP SMART METERS WISCONSIN

Wisconsin has a Stop Smart Meters Campaign – the website is http://stopsmartmeterswisconsin.wordpress.com.

Here is their article about Audrey’s horrific experience with the city government of Baraboo:

Baraboo WI great-grandmother says NO to smart water meter, is bullied

September 12, 2012

The city of Baraboo, WI is trying to bully an 80-year old great grandmother into installing a smart water meter. She is objecting to the install on privacy and safety grounds.

Besides the above interview, Audrey had written a letter to the Baraboo News Republic June 8 describing her treatment by city officials.

Baraboo already has transmitting “smart” electric meters with Alliant Energy, according to this article from 2010. Time to fight for replacements, as well as no new smart water meters there!

If you are from Baraboo or elsewhere in Wisconsin, tell your state lawmakers you want new code or law to allow all state residents to OPT OUT of new transmitting meters and get existing transmitting utility meters REPLACED with analog meters. More information on smart meter risks and problems can be found in the Legislator Packet.

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DISCRIMINATION AND SMART METERS

We think Audrey has the right to her privacy and health. We also think that discrimination laws covering disabilities, medical condition, and age, could be involved.

How to File an Accommodation Letter / Discrimination Complaint Associated with RF Radiation from Smart Meters

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WATER COMPANY FORCED TO DROP SMART WATER METERS IN LA MESA, CA

The following four articles show how one mother and educator in La Mesa, CA was able to stop smart water meters, by using the local press, contacting water authority commissioners at home, and attending a public meeting.

The following packet was used at the time, openly read at the meeting, printed and distributed to the Helix Water District Commissioners and made available on the Internet.

Reasons to Say NO to Smart Meters

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1. Open Letter About Smart Water Meters

Home http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/5843 From the East County Magazine, San Diego County, CA, USA READER’S EDITORIAL: AN OPEN LETTER TO HELIX WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS …

Created on 09 April 2011

2. New Smart Meters Aren’t So Smart: The Utility Company’s Silent Killer

… are really saying about the smart meters, and why the utility company propaganda isn’t holding water. Smart meters do hurt people and animals, far more than cell phones. Smart meters don’t reduce …

Created on 09 April 2011

3. Helix Water Decides New Meters Not Smart for Now

From The Mt. Helix Patch, La Mesa, CA, USA http://mounthelix.patch.com/articles/helix-water-decides-new-meters-not-smart-for-now Helix Water Decides New Meters Not Smart for Now Budget …

Created on 09 April 2011

4. HELIX OPTS AGAINST SMART METERS

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/5888   HELIX OPTS AGAINST SMART METERS More April 2011 Articles News Helix Water smart …

Created on 10 April 2011

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A FEW MORE REASONS TO OPPOSE SMART WATER METERS: HIGHER, FRAUDULENT BILLS ARE OFTEN SEEN. This is the main reason we think that city governments and utility companies insist on smart meters. They will have the opportunity to gouge the public for more money.

 

Skyrocketing water bills mystify, anger residents

Skyrocketing water bills mystify, anger residents See show times » By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit March 2, 2011 9:42 a.m. …

Created on 02 April 2011

‘Smart Grid’ Shocks Customers with Scalding Water Bills

http://consciouslifenews.com/smart-grid-scalding-water-bills/115414/  ‘Smart Grid’ Shocks Customers with Scalding Water Bills Posted by Greg Scott _Featured_, Politics Monday, …

Created on 02 April 2011

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  1. 80 Year Old Woman Threatened with Water Disconnect | Stop Smart Meters! - September 19, 2012

    [...] It appears that utility companies are not above bullying 80 year old great grandmothers, threatening to disconnect their water supply simply for refusing a smart meter on their property.  Audrey, a great- grandmother in Baraboo, Wisconsin has stood up to her water utility and they have threatened to disconnect her unless she allows a wireless smart meter on her home.  More on this story and what you can do here. [...]

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