No, No, Not the News: disengaging from a prejudiced media

Really good piece of writing from a talented person 🙂

Telling the Story - Penny Pepper - The Naked Punk

For some weeks I’ve put an embargo on the news, and it’s done marvels for my mood.

We shouldn’t fool ourselves that we must watch and read the news. What the hell is ‘news’ anyway? It’s disclosure, although that suggests something that was secret that we really need to know about. And quite often we don’t.

I’m not saying we don’t need to educate ourselves about things, and I’m eternally interested in almost everything –  but education can be done more helpfully than watching uninformative regurgitations of fudged statistics, from stuffy reporters or worse, the bloated sneering faces of government ministers, almost unfailingly MALE. (Though as an aside, I have to say rightly sacked Maria Killer Miller and Esther Bimbo McVey, inflicted on us as Ministers for disabled people, ostensibly female, could induce a rabid attack of swearing after a few words – gender notwithstanding.)

Now we have Mike Penning…

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Smart meters

Smart meters

                                    The HPA says that it will be carrying out assessments ONCE smart meters are being rolled out in THIS country, and says that the evidence from OTHER reports suggest them to meet the standards of radio waves. You have to ask yourselves if YOU wish to have a smart meter fitted in your home, when the HPA hasn’t carried out adequate tests of its own! – one of the main beliefs about smart meters is that they only send information once a day, so radiation is kept to a minimum – BUT from what I have researched, smart metres, ‘pulse’ slowly 24 hours a day in order to gather the information from your home. Ask yourselves, do you want smart meters fitted in your homes? In America there have been reports of smart meter fitters BREAKING ON to people’s land/properties – people who have stated that they DO NOT wish to have these meters fitted – ask yourselves WHY energy companies are going to such great lengths to fit these meters? If this has interested you, maybe you’d like to google the health effects of smart meters….especially testimonies from people who have HAD these fitted on to their properties. I’m no expert – I’ve just watched a few documentaries and visited a few sites. I’m not saying the evidence is conclusive that smart meters ARE dangerous, I’m just interested…….not to mention the potential gathering of information these energy companies will have from the data….knowing what WE use, when we use it, at what time of day. Knowing who is potentially in a house and the numbers ( unless you’re single and like your house to resemble Blackpool illuminations – and can afford it! Lol ) We are not stupid, we know if we are using too much energy ( I’d say the cost of energy is FAR more important actually – rip off energy companies ) and I’m sure I was reading somewhere that with these smart meters, your energy can be turned OFF without the need for anyone entering your property……I could be wrong on that one however? Please correct me if I am? – if you’ve got this far – thanks for reading! xxx