Government’s latest Orwellian tools to spy on citizens, known as “smart meters,” are literally blowing up and catching fire, risking lives and property to facilitate what even officials acknowledge amounts to intrusive state surveillance. In fact, your home may already have been fitted with one of the dangerous meters in recent years. The latest explosions of the controversial espionage devices, used to monitor citizens’ electricity and water usage, happened in California last week. Amid a government-caused water shortage across the state, bureaucrats are hoping to use the hazardous meters to catch citizens consuming more than their government-approved water rations. As more and more “smart” meters explode and burst into flames, though, citizens concerned about safety — not to mention privacy and liberty — are increasingly fighting back.

Big gates sometimes swing on little hinges. Such could be the case in Oklahoma where one woman is rocking the oil and gas industry.

Der Spiegel reports that four of Germany’s top 12 “Capital Destroyers” of 2014 are solar tech companies, with Solarworld AG leading the way at Number 1.

As expected, President Obama has exercised his first of likely a number of vetoes now that he faces a Republican Congress. On Tuesday, Obama vetoed the Republicans’ Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting the stage for an override vote that has little hope of passing.

President Obama, the UN, the EPA, and radical enviro-activists intend to drastically curtail energy production and lock the planet into energy poverty at this year’s UN Climate Conference in Paris.

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