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She Said, “I've Declared War On The City.”
Knowing the person involved, I suspect a large dose of hyperbole in that statement, but clearly, she was angry.
I’m in the local pharmacy,
picking up a prescription, pretty much minding my own business, when this little
gray-haired lady comes up to me and reads me the riot act about water
meters. Turns out she’s sensitive
to microwave impulses. Can’t stand
near her microwave oven without feeling sick. And now The City is
sending her letters telling her she has to change out her water meter, or The
City will shut off her water. What's more, she can't understand why other towns have options, but Jordan does not.
So she tells me she doesn’t like the idea of The City telling her she has to do something that makes her feel ill, and she’s declaring war – a war of words, if you will. She sent The City a letter. I haven’t seen it yet, but I will. And when I do, . . I’ll at least summarize it here.
It’s Not Him
We have a resident in town who’s been talking (some might say harping) about microwave pollution for some time now. One of our Council Members routinely makes fun of him as a “tin foil hat person”. Whatever – I haven’t seen him in a couple of weeks, and he was not the source of this complaint. Nor was it anyone in his family. Nor was it one of those anti-mercury folks. She’s going to be tough to ignore.
The City seems to think residents exist for the sake of the system. Horsepucky, say I. Maybe instead of hammering residents to fit the system, we should hammer the system to fit the residents. Would it kill staff to manually enter a few meter readings? No, I think not. But the microwaves being transmitted from our water meters may be making some of our residents sick.
I haven’t seen any convincing proof that all those cumulative microwaves aren’t causing any problems. (Mostly, we’ve been shown manufacturer’s test results for a single water meter.) But I have seen at least some credible evidence that they may be causing health issues for some people.
Now we have two.The Quote:
“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”
Ian Fleming (via the character Auric Goldfinger)
The next City Council Meeting is Monday, December 16th, 6:30 PM, at Jordan City Hall.
Videos are now on the Video page.
I welcome public comment on this topic. Anyone willing to give his or her name, and willing to limit his or her response to about 150 words is welcome to respond here. Thom.Boncher@JordanUnderGround.com No anonymous responses will be posted. No obscene language will be permitted. Threats, personal attacks, and spam will not be posted. My house, my rules. But if you have something to say, and if you are willing to put your name on it, I won’t refuse to let you be heard.
For Your Edification and Amusement . . .
I’ve recruited an actress to do her impression of the City Council, and politicians in general. The link is here.
especially like her comment at the end of the clip. (Editor's Note: I have been told there is no audible sound at the end of the clip. For the benefit of those of you who can't read lips, the actress says "Woof!".