It has now been a week since Cindy Carriger, Mr. Smoot, and the Dallas Libertarian Examiner contacted Oncor about their supposed “Do not install” list.
As the question mark in the headline of the previous installment of this series suggests, “Mr. Smoot vs. the Smart Meter: Final Chapter?” the chronicle continues.
To recap, Ft. Worth resident Mr. Smoot, the acronym-named “Smart Meter Opt Out Texan,” was told by a technician to call Oncor and have his name put on a hold list to prevent the installation of a Smart Meter while the Public Utilities Commission of Texas considers creating an opt-out list as several other states have already done.
The person staffing the phone took his information and emailed it to a Tedd Knisley.
Cindy Carriger of Refuse Smart Meters attempted to duplicate this heretofore unknown process.
The person on the phone “said they would transfer me to someone who could help me,” Carriger told the Dallas Libertarian Examiner. “She transferred me to a non-working phone or something and I got hung up on.”
When Carriger emailed Knisley his response was, “If you will provide me with your phone number I will have the appropriate people contact you.”
When the Dallas Libertarian Examiner emailed the same contact, this was the response: “I am not the one that addresses these issues but have referred it to the correct department. They should be contacting you.”
So who are these “Appropriate People” in the “Correct Department?”
“The great runaround has begun,” Smoot concluded.
A recent Channel 5 report about Oncor cutting people’s electric lines with no notice and leaving them without electricity is a perfect example of what happens when people try to deal with a bloated monopolistic corporate “person” backed by the power of state regulation.
Not only are they too big to fail but they’re also apparently too big to be held accountable.
That’s why Smoot ended his email to Oncor this way:
“I am also deeply concerned about recriminations from Oncor. The media has been full of stories about people having their electricity disconnected without any warning, leaving them without service for several days and even weeks. A friend told me this happened to him.”
Texas libertarians aren’t alone. Karl Dickey, West Palm Beach Libertarian Examiner reported Thursday that Florida LP candidate Peter D. Richter is “taking a stand for liberty by coming out publicly against Smart Meters.”
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