Meter fee not fair
John Patterson ( TGI, Dec. 27) writes, “anyone who refuses to use a smart meter should pay the extra expense required to read their meter each month.”
And exactly what extra expense would that be, Mr. Patterson?
The fact is, when we all had analog meters, everyone had their electricity usage recorded manually; thus, those who have opted out of having smart meters are incurring no extra expense. In fact, now that the meter readers have 90 percent fewer homes to stop at, their fuel costs and exhaust emissions are also 90 percent less. I can see giving those with smart meters a refund of this savings, but in no way is it justified to charge $10 a month more to people who have opted out. KIUC’s attempt to impose such a penalty seems nothing short of retaliatory.
GMOs a form of control of people
To those who believe genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are good things, consider that these seeds will soon be producing your primary food in stores and the companies are primarily owned by less than 2 percent, who already control much of our economy and resources!
Many of the unlabeled GMO foods are already on your grocery shelves. GMO-created food with the pesticides inside the plants’ DNA, becoming long-term carcinogens, plus, all pesticides are poisons.
The possibilities of their food control over us are endless.
How much of your wages might it soon take to buy food, when most natural seeds are overrun or made sterile, even for home gardens?
GMOs are forms of birth control and a death sentence for as many as one-third.
Are these who you want in control of your food supply, or want to work for?
For some you may think you have no choice, but never doubt there is a power of the people. Those willing to help create a better world, yes, all things are possible with aloha.
Ask more residents about top priorities
What would be much more useful and interesting than your poll question with three “big picture” options (TGI, Dec. 27, “What should be the County of Kauai’s top priority for 2014?”), would be an open invitation to submit readers’ ideas on top priorities. That would broaden the discussion and raise awareness about emerging issues that didn’t make the three-option cut. Call it an “islandwide brainstorm.”