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(Santa Monica Daily Press)   Unexplained aches and pains? It's probably because of wi-fi parking meters. You should sue the city. For $1.7 billion. Plus $1.7 million a month. It's only fair considering the trauma you've been through   (smdp.com) divider line 129
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2012-08-15 06:27:43 PM  
Seems legit. I say pay the lady.
 
2012-08-15 06:39:35 PM  
It's not even just her that's concerned about this. Article mentions that there is an entire medical community that is concerned about the impact that cell phones, wireless networks, and other low-level emitters are having on their residents' health. Tobacco companies walked the same line decades ago, hiring their own internal scientists to conclude that cigarettes were safe, and people still smoke even today, despite the overwhelming evidence that cigarettes pose an enormous health risk. I don't want to wait another few decades before impartial parties look at the true data and see the direct correlations between wireless signals and an array of health risks.
 
2012-08-15 07:07:44 PM  
Quote button has stopped working. Can't be arsed to copy and paste.

ignite ice: 1/10
 
2012-08-15 07:08:08 PM  
Ha ha stupid lady blaming her health problems on wifi when they are obviously caused by vaccines.
 
2012-08-15 07:08:23 PM  
Lady the pain is not from the wi fi meters its from your dog boinking you doggy style.
 
2012-08-15 07:09:02 PM  
Look up ionizing vs non-ionizing radiation.

Now look up the inverse-square law.

We'll still be here when you get back.
 
2012-08-15 07:10:13 PM  
She's willing to settle for a fresh roll of Reynold's Wrap. The fancy non-stick kind.
 
2012-08-15 07:11:07 PM  
ignite ice, as long as you don't press your head up against one of the meters and hold it there for 15-20 years, while constantly messing with the buttons to make sure that it's triggering the wi-fi signals.... you'll probably be okay.
 
2012-08-15 07:11:20 PM  
Think big, just like banks and politicians. Rob someone of twenty dollars, go to jail for 2 years, rob the general population of billions, not even a slap on the wrist.
Think big, just like her.
 
2012-08-15 07:11:29 PM  
She should just wear a body suit made of tin foil.
 
2012-08-15 07:13:10 PM  
Talking of cellphones and American-ism, is it still true you guys have to pay for _incoming_ calls?
/Not American.
 
2012-08-15 07:13:36 PM  
This guy has the solution:

3.bp.blogspot.com 

/hot like WiFi radiation
 
2012-08-15 07:14:25 PM  
Returning legal extortion to the government--I like it. I say good for her.
 
2012-08-15 07:14:44 PM  
I'm assuming that $1.7 million a month will go down a bit when Obamacare fully starts in 2014.
 
2012-08-15 07:15:23 PM  
FTFA: ringing in her ears, ear infections and tightness on the back, left side of her neck.

She needs to look up cervicogenic headaches.
 
2012-08-15 07:16:12 PM  
ignite ice, as long as you don't press your head up against one of the meters and hold it there for 15-20 years, while constantly messing with the buttons to make sure that it's triggering the wi-fi signals.... you'll probably be okay.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
Xai
2012-08-15 07:16:47 PM  
even if her claim is legit - 1.7b? how do you reach that figure?
 
2012-08-15 07:17:39 PM  
ignite ice It's not even just her that's concerned about this. Article mentions that there is an entire medical community that is concerned about the impact that cell phones, wireless networks, and other low-level emitters are having on their residents' health. Tobacco companies walked the same line decades ago, hiring their own internal scientists to conclude that cigarettes were safe, and people still smoke even today, despite the overwhelming evidence that cigarettes pose an enormous health risk..

There have been numerous peer-reviewed studies done on low-level EM emissions (go to pub med and check). At best they're inconclusive, but the vast majority can find no link to health problems. The whole issue reminds me of the chemical sensitivity issue from 15 years ago where after years of research the only conclusive link found was to mental health issues.

I would also point out that we are bathed in natural low-level EM emissions daily so I doubt after 4 billion years of evolution their effects are as deleterious as some people would like to believe.

I don't want to wait another few decades before impartial parties look at the true data and see the direct correlations between wireless signals and an array of health risks

Correlations, direct or otherwise, do not show cause.
 
2012-08-15 07:17:44 PM  
She do more tai chi.

No, really.

Get some exercise.
 
2012-08-15 07:17:57 PM  
There is always the option of EMF shielfing clothing. Dont forget the shoe ground strap... and the car ground adapter...

lessemf.com

/sleep better with the emf shielding sleeping bag
 
2012-08-15 07:21:08 PM  
Site farked?
 
2012-08-15 07:23:26 PM  

ignite ice: It's not even just her that's concerned about this.


WiFi is radio. It's a victim of its own good marketing. It doesn't seem cool and high tech if you call it what it is, a walkie talkie duct taped to a computer. But that's what it is.
 
2012-08-15 07:24:22 PM  

ignite ice: I don't want to wait another few decades before impartial parties look at the true data and see the direct correlations between wireless signals and an array of health risks.


Since you've already made up your mind, why do you care about science?
 
2012-08-15 07:25:34 PM  
"She went to the doctor in late May with an ear infection, which required antibiotics to cure."

OMG computer viruses have jumped the shark and are now transmitting to organics via RF signal! Good thing the antibiotics worked.

"Barton, known amongst City Council regulars for her detailed reports during public comment periods..."

youdontsay.jpg
 
2012-08-15 07:25:49 PM  

ignite ice: heir own internal scientists to conclude that cigarettes were safe, and people still smoke even today, despite the overwhelming evidence that cigarettes pose an enormous health risk. I don't want to wait another few decades before impartial parties look at the true data and s


Ignorant Ass lives up to his handle once again.
 
2012-08-15 07:26:03 PM  

Yuri Futanari: FTFA: ringing in her ears, ear infections and tightness on the back, left side of her neck.

She needs to look up cervicogenic headaches.


That are brought on by neck tension from anxiety caused by incessant worrying about 'wireless soup'
 
2012-08-15 07:26:05 PM  
Every time I hear some nut claiming that Wi-Fi is causing them harm, I think of this lady:

www.clublexus.com
 
2012-08-15 07:26:17 PM  
This would be a good case for a caveman lawyer.
 
2012-08-15 07:26:48 PM  
Had she tried driving away from them as fast as possible?

www.thedashingfellows.com
 
2012-08-15 07:29:01 PM  

Mrtraveler01: ignite ice, as long as you don't press your head up against one of the meters and hold it there for 15-20 years, while constantly messing with the buttons to make sure that it's triggering the wi-fi signals.... you'll probably be okay.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 400x300]


I actually LOLed. Well played, sir.
 
2012-08-15 07:29:49 PM  
I would think, with manmade radio waves sweeping all over the Earth for what, over 100 years now, at least, if they were causing any serious medical issues we would have figured it out by now.
 
2012-08-15 07:29:50 PM  
There is a woman in my neighbourhood who complains about wi-fi and em radiation causing her problems. She works in the computer section of a department store. She claims that when she leaves the department, she feels better immediately. She is a farking moron.
 
2012-08-15 07:30:26 PM  
Oh wow I can already feel this heading into a "fibromyalgia is a fake illness like all the other fake illnesses liberals make up" type of thread.

Flame on!
 
2012-08-15 07:30:50 PM  
She is hoping to move out of Santa Monica within the year to escape the wireless soup.

Where does she plan to live where she won't be exposed to the signals from her neighbors' wireless routers?
 
2012-08-15 07:31:13 PM  
I've always thought it would be fun to chase one of these "wifi sensitive" types around with a wireless router. When they flip their shiat, open the case to reveal that it's just a battery powering an LED and ask them if they now believe that they are farking crazy.
 
2012-08-15 07:31:18 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Every time I hear some nut claiming that Wi-Fi is causing them harm, I think of this lady:


This is real?
 
2012-08-15 07:31:33 PM  
Tyrosine Correlations, direct or otherwise, do not show cause.

So there's only a constant conjunction between me hitting the "quote" button and absolutely nothing happening?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-15 07:32:55 PM  

ModernLuddite: There is a woman in my neighbourhood who complains about wi-fi and em radiation causing her problems. She works in the computer section of a department store. She claims that when she leaves the department, she feels better immediately. She is a farking moron.


I feel the same way, but I always chalked it up to a combination of fluorescent tube lighting and soul crushing despair.
 
2012-08-15 07:33:40 PM  
In all seriousness, I don't understand the concern about wi-fi when police radar has been spewing ionizing radiation around for decades and at much more dangerous frequencies.
 
2012-08-15 07:33:49 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Tyrosine Correlations, direct or otherwise, do not show cause.

So there's only a constant conjunction between me hitting the "quote" button and absolutely nothing happening?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 163x200]


It's working for me now, but a few minutes ago there was no quote button at all.
 
2012-08-15 07:37:44 PM  

China White Tea: I've always thought it would be fun to chase one of these "wifi sensitive" types around with a wireless router. When they flip their shiat, open the case to reveal that it's just a battery powering an LED and ask them if they now believe that they are farking crazy.


No doubt the answer you would get: "Well, I was probably being bombarded with wi-fi signals from somewhere *else* nearby. That's why my sensitivities were triggered."

James Randi likes to call the true believers in stuff like this the "unsinkable rubber ducks." No matter what you show them, prove to them, demonstrate to them... you cannot shake their belief in what they have decided is true, and they pop right back up with another explanation. (Cue somebody saying "Yeah, like the way *you* believe in science!" *sigh*)
 
2012-08-15 07:38:32 PM  

China White Tea: ModernLuddite: There is a woman in my neighbourhood who complains about wi-fi and em radiation causing her problems. She works in the computer section of a department store. She claims that when she leaves the department, she feels better immediately. She is a farking moron.

I feel the same way, but I always chalked it up to a combination of fluorescent tube lighting and soul crushing despair.


awesomebmovies.com


/has a brain cloud....
 
2012-08-15 07:39:13 PM  

farkityfarker: AliceBToklasLives: Tyrosine Correlations, direct or otherwise, do not show cause.

So there's only a constant conjunction between me hitting the "quote" button and absolutely nothing happening?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 163x200]

It's working for me now, but a few minutes ago there was no quote button at all.


They briefly broke the quote function when they updated the "add comment" feature.
 
2012-08-15 07:39:37 PM  
This is a person that should be shot
 
2012-08-15 07:40:17 PM  

Osomatic: China White Tea: I've always thought it would be fun to chase one of these "wifi sensitive" types around with a wireless router. When they flip their shiat, open the case to reveal that it's just a battery powering an LED and ask them if they now believe that they are farking crazy.

No doubt the answer you would get: "Well, I was probably being bombarded with wi-fi signals from somewhere *else* nearby. That's why my sensitivities were triggered."


Then conduct the experiment in a faraday cage, and have radiation sensors to prove that it's working.
 
2012-08-15 07:40:26 PM  
it's just your fibromyalgia meds acting up
 
2012-08-15 07:41:28 PM  
"So few people even have the slightest inkling that wireless devices pose health risks," she wrote in an e-mail.

No lady, few people are stupid or whackadoodle enough to believe it. And if you're going to continue to make that claim as fact then you're going to need to start coming up with some solid evidence.
 
2012-08-15 07:41:33 PM  

sleep lack: Talking of cellphones and American-ism, is it still true you guys have to pay for _incoming_ calls?
/Not American.


Yes, unless you have an unlimited plan, both incoming and outgoing minutes are counted.

This is also true in Canada, and a few other countries too, though I don't remember which ones.
 
2012-08-15 07:42:34 PM  
I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.
 
2012-08-15 07:43:31 PM  

MrEricSir: Osomatic: China White Tea: I've always thought it would be fun to chase one of these "wifi sensitive" types around with a wireless router. When they flip their shiat, open the case to reveal that it's just a battery powering an LED and ask them if they now believe that they are farking crazy.

No doubt the answer you would get: "Well, I was probably being bombarded with wi-fi signals from somewhere *else* nearby. That's why my sensitivities were triggered."

Then conduct the experiment in a faraday cage, and have radiation sensors to prove that it's working.


50 bucks says it still wouldn't convince them.
 
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