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(The Sun)   Woman forced to live like rat in cage because of electromagnetic allergy, despite all her rage   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 107
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2012-11-22 08:15:01 AM
i2.listal.comwww.zap2it.comimages.hitfix.com
 
2012-11-22 08:50:48 AM
Hey, I know! Let's play a fun game. It's called "double blind testing". You go first!
 
2012-11-22 09:00:58 AM
Hypochondriac psycho biatch.

/calling bullshiat
 
2012-11-22 09:06:14 AM
she needs the hat
 
2012-11-22 09:11:44 AM
img84.imageshack.us 
 
2012-11-22 09:25:56 AM
Well done, subby
 
2012-11-22 10:03:25 AM

kroonermanblack: Ya...there is more EM radiation from solar and cosmic sources than we have put in the atmosphere.

Plus how the fark does a magic scarf block EM?


Magic. Duh!
 
2012-11-22 10:04:17 AM
Woman forced to live like rat in cage because of electromagnetic "allergy", despite all her rage

FTFSubby
 
2012-11-22 10:06:12 AM
electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome

/What a load of crap. She's crazy, and wears a tin foil hat when she goes outside and sleeps in a bubble. I'm calling bullshiat.
 
2012-11-22 10:06:13 AM
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2012-11-22 10:07:46 AM
Her GP should have ordered two tests when she was begging for them. First, a visit to a psychologist to screen her for mental illness and second, a test where she's put in a reasonably EM free room (like a decent basement office or something) and she has to identify whether or not there's an active cell phone in the room with her.
 
2012-11-22 10:10:27 AM
electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome

I remember when we used to call this 'being crazy'.
 
2012-11-22 10:10:42 AM
It's a mental disorder. Worked with a woman who claimed she was getting radiation burns from the monitor. They actually had some state agency come in and TEST all our monitors and computers because she claimed she was experiencing burns. (Her face looked sunburned, but it didn't look like an actual burn, it looked like someone had been scrubbing her face raw.) Some people/luddites were still paranoid enough about computers to wonder if there could be some truth to it.

The tests showed nothing. It went on for awhile. They made accomidations for her, including hours spent playing musical monitors. Eventually she complained less and less, but then started coughing.

Then she switched to mold issues and started putting plastic bags on everything.

I left about the time she had stopped using all cleaning products (because that was now what was making her sick), INCLUDING SOAP AND LAUNDRY SOAP. There was more drama after that, but I'm not trying to mock the sick. She was ill, it was just a mental illness. Unfortunately AFAIK she never accepted help for that.

It seems real to them. I don't think she was doing it for attention, I think she really believed everything she said. And it IS an actual illness, just not one that's going to be resolved with makeshift faraday cages, and plastic bag forts.
 
2012-11-22 10:16:10 AM

kroonermanblack: Ya...there is more EM radiation from solar and cosmic sources than we have put in the atmosphere.

Plus how the fark does a magic scarf block EM?


I believe it involves Jelly Babies...

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2012-11-22 10:18:05 AM

t3knomanser: Hey, I know! Let's play a fun game. It's called "double blind testing". You go first!


That has already been done. They never found a single person that could correctly identify when EM exposure was present - or in other words - this woman is full of shiat. Or has a mental disorder - same thing I guess.
 
2012-11-22 10:22:30 AM
My god the comments are depressing.

Why is it that medicine seems the take the lions share of hucksters, conspiracies, and unfounded bullshiat? Yeah sure there are tons of people convince that Tesla had a device that made free energy and who try to build one, but between homeopathy, chiropractors, ancient Asian remedies, crystals, and god knows what else medicine seems to be the most affected.
 
2012-11-22 10:27:42 AM
Wait till she gets the Black Shakes.

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-11-22 10:32:56 AM

t3knomanser: Hey, I know! Let's play a fun game. It's called "double blind testing". You go first!


This needs to be done, then people still claiming this crap need to be locked away in a mental hospital.
 
2012-11-22 10:36:33 AM
Mental Illness...I should probably have more sympathy but I can't muster it.
 
2012-11-22 10:39:21 AM
You get crap like this because the state gets to pay for everything for her "disability".

I mean why not move to the countryside? Why stay in south London?
 
2012-11-22 10:39:59 AM

kroonermanblack: Ya...there is more EM radiation from solar and cosmic sources than we have put in the atmosphere.

Plus how the fark does a magic scarf block EM?


Because crazy biatch syndrome.
 
2012-11-22 10:43:23 AM
 
2012-11-22 10:44:35 AM

PIP_the_TROLL: Wait till she gets the Black Shakes.

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I love you
 
2012-11-22 10:46:29 AM

madgonad: t3knomanser: Hey, I know! Let's play a fun game. It's called "double blind testing". You go first!

That has already been done. They never found a single person that could correctly identify when EM exposure was present - or in other words - this woman is full of shiat. Or has a mental disorder - same thing I guess.


A big problem is the stigma attached to mental health issues. People would much rather attribute their symptoms to a disease caused by some external factor rather than acknowledge that they have a mental disorder. As a result, they seek treatment for a nonexistent physical ailment while neglecting the root cause.

Of course when it comes right down to it, mental illnesses are just as "real" as any other physical illnesses. Equating "full of shiat" with mental disorders does nothing help get rid of the stigma, however.
 
2012-11-22 10:49:59 AM

Egoy3k: Why is it that medicine seems the take the lions share of hucksters, conspiracies, and unfounded bullshiat?


Because the easiest people to con are the desperate.
 
2012-11-22 10:51:18 AM
"The last gig I went to was Radiohead. I knew I was getting worse and wouldn't be able to go to any more so I wanted to make it a good one."

She failed.
 
2012-11-22 10:54:22 AM
"Are you pondering what I'm pondering?"

"I think so Brain, but don't you think it's rude to tell this lady she really needs to get laid?"
 
2012-11-22 10:54:39 AM
 
2012-11-22 10:58:11 AM

threedingers: A big problem is the stigma attached to mental health issues. People would much rather attribute their symptoms to a disease caused by some external factor rather than acknowledge that they have a mental disorder.


It's not simply the stigma, it's the diagnosis problem. A mental problem is an internal problem, making it very hard for someone to know they have it. The only tool you have to diagnose yourself is your brain, and if it's not working properly, you can't rely on the results you get.
 
2012-11-22 11:08:06 AM
believing in nonsense can have terrible consequences.
 
2012-11-22 11:10:09 AM

relcec: believing in nonsense can have terrible consequences.


Not according to the GOP.
 
2012-11-22 11:11:04 AM
I was talking to a woman on the bus who claimed to have something like this. EM fields made her sick or something. It turned out she worked in a computer store. I wanted to slap her.
 
2012-11-22 11:11:22 AM
She claims metal fibres in the netting reflect the electro-magnetic waves and stop her from suffering EMS symptoms.

So, not actually a Faraday cage. More a walk-in tinfoil hat.
 
2012-11-22 11:18:52 AM

Lady Indica: It's a mental disorder.


there are many people who believe in this hocus pocus who aren't sick.
the vast majority of them probably.
pyramid power, the power of magnet therapy, rf causing cancer and making you sick, ufos, ancient aliens, hauntings, colon cleansing, esp, roswell, the ark in the Himalayas, giants, chem trails, truthers, big foot, lock ness, aids as a government weapon...
basically, everything on the History Chanel now a days.
you don't have to be sick to believe it, or even to take it to absurd levels (though your coworker sounded deranged).
 
2012-11-22 11:21:56 AM

FlashHarry: Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is not currently an accepted diagnosis. At present there are no accepted research criteria other than 'self-reported symptoms', and for clinicians there is no case definition or clinical practice guideline.


So you are saying that the medical establishment is covering this up then?
 
2012-11-22 11:23:22 AM

L'mours: PIP_the_TROLL: Wait till she gets the Black Shakes.

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I love you


Me too. Let's have a threesome.
 
2012-11-22 11:24:01 AM
In my world we call it a Faraday cage.
 
2012-11-22 11:25:45 AM

Insatiable Jesus: In my world we call it a Faraday cage.


a blanket draped over two chairs is a faraday cage?
 
2012-11-22 11:30:07 AM
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2012-11-22 11:34:32 AM

nekom: [img84.imageshack.us image 640x359]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-22 11:39:46 AM

relcec: Lady Indica: It's a mental disorder.

there are many people who believe in this hocus pocus who aren't sick.
the vast majority of them probably.
pyramid power, the power of magnet therapy, rf causing cancer and making you sick, ufos, ancient aliens, hauntings, colon cleansing, esp, roswell, the ark in the Himalayas, giants, chem trails, truthers, big foot, lock ness, aids as a government weapon...
basically, everything on the History Chanel now a days.
you don't have to be sick to believe it, or even to take it to absurd levels (though your coworker sounded deranged).


Some of us are trying to fix that.

Science Isn't Scary
 
2012-11-22 12:00:32 PM
Oh poor lady, she might be mentally ill or has some actual medical condition unrelated to EMF that her doctors couldn't figure out so she got taken in by WooWoo.
 
2012-11-22 12:06:07 PM
Jerry Seinfeld: He's a bubble-boy!

George Costanza: A bubble-boy?

Jerry Seinfeld: Yes, a bubble-boy.

Susan Biddle Ross: What's a bubble-boy?

Jerry Seinfeld: He lives in a bubble.

George Costanza: Boy!

www.netbrawl.com
 
2012-11-22 12:15:47 PM

threedingers: madgonad: t3knomanser: Hey, I know! Let's play a fun game. It's called "double blind testing". You go first!

That has already been done. They never found a single person that could correctly identify when EM exposure was present - or in other words - this woman is full of shiat. Or has a mental disorder - same thing I guess.

A big problem is the stigma attached to mental health issues. People would much rather attribute their symptoms to a disease caused by some external factor rather than acknowledge that they have a mental disorder. As a result, they seek treatment for a nonexistent physical ailment while neglecting the root cause.

Of course when it comes right down to it, mental illnesses are just as "real" as any other physical illnesses. Equating "full of shiat" with mental disorders does nothing help get rid of the stigma, however.


It's also because it's generally really hard to tell that you have a mental illness from the inside.

The closest most people will get, fortunately, to understanding what it's like to be delusional is being drunk/high, or a very realistic dream. Think about the last weird dream you had that seemed perfectly reasonable while you were inside it regardless of illogical and irrational events.
 
2012-11-22 12:16:26 PM
She's allergic to everything but a paper book with all dust and glue and chemicals is just fine?
 
2012-11-22 12:19:01 PM

shortymac: Oh poor lady, she might be mentally ill or has some actual medical condition unrelated to EMF


Unbelievable.
 
2012-11-22 12:22:20 PM

Egoy3k: Why is it that medicine seems the take the lions share of hucksters, conspiracies, and unfounded bullshiat?


Partly because the human body (including the brain) is such a complex system that there is still plenty of room for uncertainty, shadows where the hucksters can hide. Symptoms may be vague, conditions may be complex and have multiple causes, some diseases can go into spontaneous remission... Unlike almost anything else in the modern world, it leaves wiggle room for unscience to claim credit for success and to avoid blame for failure.

What's telling, of course, is that none of the so-called alternative therapies have ever cured a demonstrably physical symptom (much like prayers have never cured an amputee).
 
2012-11-22 12:34:14 PM
Yada yada, story about complaints about cell towers causing illness and better cell coverage before they're turned on, so on and so forth.

Can we get an "oh look, that thread again"
 
2012-11-22 12:35:44 PM
FTFA: As a teenager Velma suffered a shock when she touched the switch of an electric fire in her bathroom.

Seems like she had it coming. When I was a teenager my dad would get really angry if I touched the switch on the electric fire or the thermostat.
 
2012-11-22 12:42:27 PM
As a teenager Velma suffered a shock when she touched the switch of an electric fire in her bathroom.

Jinkies! Clearly your allergy is actually Old Man Peterson in a mask. Quick, get your pothead Great Dane on the case!
 
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