Banning Wi-Fi in Public Places: Electro-Sensitive

Written by Paul Zannucci on 2:15 PM

Please, for the love of God and country, tell me I've somehow been transported back to April 1st, and this story is just a joke. From website, we have: Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.

Seems there is a now a growing collection of individuals who label themselves as "electro-sensitive" and feel that offering Wi-Fi in public buildings is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones. 'I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away,' he said."

First of all, I suffer from an allergy to pollen. I think that all plant life in public spaces, including national forests, should be irradicated, or I'm going to file papers showing how the government is in violation of ADA. I'll bet $10,000 that Mr. Firstenberg is a registered Democrat who can't wait to stick it to big oil by voting for Obama in November.

A quick google on electro-sensitive found over 41,000 entries, and I was just preparing to leap from the window (not out of depression, but because, OMG!, there are electric devices in here), when I found a series of obnoxious blog articles, such as, Could This Be The Haven For The Electrosensitive?, hammering away at the whining lunatics in the aluminum foil hats.

Suddenly, my faith in humanity, and in kitchen appliances, was partially restored. But, seriously, what is next? Sensitivity to radio waves? Oh, yeah, that's what this is. In fact, it was first called "radio wave sickness". Searching the web for that, I came across a paper that was written by, surprise of surprises, the crazy person Firstenberg from New Mexico, who describes himself as "President, Cellular Phone Taskforce". According to this paper, if you are sensitive to radio waves, you can expect some or all of the following symptoms:

"Insomnia, headaches, dizziness, nausea, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, irritability, respiratory illness (bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia), flu-like illness, asthma, fatigue, weakness, pressure or pain in the chest, increase in blood pressure, altered pulse rate (usually slowed), pressure behind the eyes, other eye problems, swollen throat, dry lips or mouth, dehydration, sweating, fever, shortness of breath, muscle spasms, tremors, pain in the legs or the soles of the feet, testicular or pelvic pain, joint pain, pains that move around the body, nosebleeds, internal bleeding, hair loss, digestive problems, skin rash, ringing in the ears, impaired sense of smell, pain in the teeth (especially with metallic fillings)"

That should pretty much cover everyone. Anyway, this just goes to show that it only takes one really dedicated nutcase to cause widespread ignorance. Just imagine how many people would be suckered in if there were more than one Democrat...

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