Donna Anderson
May 29, 2013

Sheila Hemphill owns a wellness shop in Brady, Texas, and she’s well aware that even small doses of radiation can have harmful effects on the human body. So when the City Council announced they were going to install smart meters on all homes city-wide, she knew she had to do something or the people of Brady would be facing some serious health issues.

Hemphill just happened to call into the InfoWars show on Tuesday, May 8, and surprised Alex when she told him she’d single-handedly managed to defeat the City Council over the Smart Meter issue, something that many large activists groups have attempted without success.

“I am a person who says ‘No!’ when it comes to my community,” Hemphill said.

Because of her wellness business, Hemphill said the biggest reason she decided to take on City Council was because of the health issues associated with smart meters. She said, “Your pineal gland that detects darkness can’t tell the difference between light frequency and the frequencies from these devices.” So you never get a good night’s sleep.

Hemphill talked about the radiation emitted by lightbulbs, baby monitors, cellphones and wi-fi. She said when people come into her shop complaining about migraine headaches the first thing she does is tell them to get rid of their compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

“They have 500 units of radiation compared to an incandescent that has only 30. so if you replace the lightbuls in your ceiling fan, before you had 120 units of radiation and now you have over 2000.”

Smart meters collect user data and feed it back to the utility company – and anyone else who wants the information. Consumers are told that the meter will help determine peak usage times so they can regulate usage and save money on their utility bills.

But smart meters track each individual appliance you plug into an outlet in your home. They can tell what time you turned the TV on and off, how much time your kids spend playing their Xbox, how many loads of laundry you washed yesterday. According to Alex, “It’s a robot, an imperial probe droid, attached to the side of your house sending back information that makes Darth Vader look like a choir boy.”

Levels of radiation emitted by smart meters have been directly linked to cancer. People who have these meters installed in their home often report severe migraine headaches, body-aches, flu-like symptoms, and trouble sleeping.

Hemphill said the issue began last October when the City Council voted unanimously to purchase smart meters – to the tune of $2.5 million worth of debt – for all customers of the city-owned electric utility.

Hemphill tried five times to get her issue on the City Council’s agenda and five times she was rejected, even though she lives right across the street from the mayor and they share a parking lot.

“I was legally blocked 5 times from having the ability to seek action of my elected officials.”

Finally, the sixth time was the charm. When asked how she did it, Hemphill said it wasn’t easy to find, but she implemented Texas Local Government Code 9.004.

“…Get a petition together. It requires 5 percent of registered voters or 20,000, whichever is less. You, by petition, change your city charter to get fluoride out of your water, change your city charter that says that you, as the resident, have the right to remove any product or service you deem harmful to your person, property, or privacy, regardless of what the elected officials say, …that they don’t think there’s a problem. We are the people. This is power.”

Hemphill says, so far, she’s been approached by 30 communities across Texas, all trying to enact change and stop the implementation of smart meters. Visit her website at for more information about Texas Local Government Code 9.004.

And stay tuned because Alex says he’ll be inviting Sheila to be a guest on the show.

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