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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 27
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2012-11-22 08:50:48 AM  
3 votes:
Hey, I know! Let's play a fun game. It's called "double blind testing". You go first!
2012-11-22 10:46:29 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:16:10 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:10:42 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:06:13 AM  
2 votes:
oi48.tinypic.com
2012-11-22 09:00:58 AM  
2 votes:
Hypochondriac psycho biatch.

/calling bullshiat
2012-11-22 06:10:42 PM  
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: there is never a lack of arrogant know it all's on Fark. mankind tinkering with electricity has mucked with our natural flow of electrons from first exposure. think of the electrical power and transmissions that have been added over time. the list is now extensive. and you good folks that know damn well how corporations will gladly hide or hinder the truths of how detrimental their wares are (pollution from motor vehicles, danger of microwave ovens for example) are so quick to pretend you know everything. didn't you have one single school teacher that taught you to question things or to think for yourself?

maybe they have you all fooled but they haven't pulled the wool over my eyes. i'm not so ignorant that i cannot do a little research and find out for myself that all sorts of damage is being done to people and animals. don't play the fool my friends. 15 minutes worth of research will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up from fright.

one example: you've seen paths of high power wires going from tower to tower that supply and feed the grid? that land is owned by the power cos. where population is nearby deer caught on that they could graze this land without fear of being shot by hunters. it didn't take too long and it was noticed the deer population ceased grazing this land in so many areas. it was because the exposure from the power lines, the deer became sterile and ceased to have little ones so in time the adults died off or were killed and left no legacy behind.


Your example is awful..
2012-11-22 06:06:00 PM  
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: there is never a lack of arrogant know it all's on Fark. mankind tinkering with electricity has mucked with our natural flow of electrons from first exposure.


You lost any chance of me taking you seriously right there.
2012-11-22 05:53:23 PM  
1 votes:

smadge1: [img.thesun.co.uk image 300x405]

Yeah, I bet it's electromagnetism that's causing all your problems, not all the crap you fill your body with...


Yeah that all that looks like homeopathic garbage and I don't believe she has an electromagnetic allergy. I can believe though she has some kind of anxiety disorder and a delusional disorder.
2012-11-22 03:50:35 PM  
1 votes:
img.thesun.co.uk

Yeah, I bet it's electromagnetism that's causing all your problems, not all the crap you fill your body with...
2012-11-22 02:06:07 PM  
1 votes:
I wonder what particular form this mental illness took before electricity was discovered. Witches? Religious delusions?
2012-11-22 02:04:44 PM  
1 votes:

Bondith: adenosine: Nintenfreak: MarkEC: Microwave Auditory Effect

Oh, so that's what that is. I always had this uncanny ability to hear a CRT TV somewhere nearby being turned on, and could never figure out why. I'd ask my parents and they'd tell me I'm imagining stuff.

No, that's the whine from the flyback transformer in it. It's very high pitched, so aging makes it harder and harder to hear as you lose those high frequencies.

That's what that was. Back in the days before computers were omnipresent in every classroom, I could tell that my class had a computer that day because I could hear a high pitched whine even before I'd gone up the stairs to the portable. I heard that whine every time the TV was turned on too. I haven't noticed that sound in ages. Stupid clapped-out ears (and an increasing lack of CRT monitors in favour of plasma, I would guess as well).


At 25fps with 625 lines that`s 15.6Khz (UK) at 30fps and 525 lines it`s 15.7Khz (US), well within the hearing range for most people and quite high pitched and in the range of hearing you lose when you get older. No need for fancy government equipment aiming messages at your head, just a loose soldered connection in the tube...

Now that we don`t use tubes, the sound is gone. Also 50fps at 1080 lines is 54Khz, well outside anybodies hearing.

/can`t wait for 2k and 4k to get pushed to mass market so I can get a better monitor...
2012-11-22 01:47:47 PM  
1 votes:

adenosine: Nintenfreak: MarkEC: Microwave Auditory Effect

Oh, so that's what that is. I always had this uncanny ability to hear a CRT TV somewhere nearby being turned on, and could never figure out why. I'd ask my parents and they'd tell me I'm imagining stuff.

No, that's the whine from the flyback transformer in it. It's very high pitched, so aging makes it harder and harder to hear as you lose those high frequencies.


That's what that was. Back in the days before computers were omnipresent in every classroom, I could tell that my class had a computer that day because I could hear a high pitched whine even before I'd gone up the stairs to the portable. I heard that whine every time the TV was turned on too. I haven't noticed that sound in ages. Stupid clapped-out ears (and an increasing lack of CRT monitors in favour of plasma, I would guess as well).
2012-11-22 01:43:57 PM  
1 votes:

Gwyrddu: Yeah, that list of symptoms removes any lingering doubt whether she has a legitimate allergy or not. Some people have some strange allergies, but allergies symptoms tend to be pretty typical, and these are not allergy symptoms. In fact they are more like placebo effect symptoms.


One line from the article made it pretty clear that she's been conned by someone:
"Independent experts say in five years' time 50 per cent of the population could be affected at current exposure levels."

I presume whoever the "independent experts" are, they are probably the same ones that convinced her she has this in the first place.
2012-11-22 01:35:33 PM  
1 votes:
A lot of our mentally are truly sad cases of humans who were just wired poorly and/or suffered severe trauma and just couldn't cope with it, and as a consequence they have to live a miserable existence making other people miserable.

But then there are mentally ill people who need to be forcibly dumped on a deserted island with a 20 MW short wave transmitter and told that if they don't get over their "migranes" and catch some fish they'll starve to death. Freedom for the people is generally a good thing but there are drawbacks.
2012-11-22 01:31:56 PM  
1 votes:
Sh*t should have checked first, he has a wiki page

That farker is making a shiat ton of money again, god dammit people are stupid. Its why I hate religion even though being immersed in it from a young age, dont tell me I have to give you my hard earned money to be in gods good graces. I got into an argument with my mothers old preacher when I asked him how he could live with himself after taking money from people who couldnt afford to give it? He simply said its in the bible to offer up to go that which is his, so I asked him again, why does that mean they have to make these people believe they have to give it to him? Offering it up to god could mean numerous things such as helping homeless shelters, or even donating your time to help people.....he stared blankly and then started babbling about what they do to help the community and thats when I brought up him trying to shut down a comic book store because it had magic items sold, after that he just walked away. You use their BS against them and they crumble.
2012-11-22 01:24:51 PM  
1 votes:

Humorous-Name: styckx: czetie: 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).

I know right.. Idiots know answers and miracles come in a handy plastic package.

[i.imgur.com image 500x375]

What is the nature of the thing I am seeing here.


He was a televangelist a long time ago and lost everything after it was revealed he used plants in the audience and an ear piece to act like he knew information from strangers, but now hes coming back, it appears people are extremely stupid.
2012-11-22 01:24:34 PM  
1 votes:

styckx: czetie: 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).

I know right.. Idiots know answers and miracles come in a handy plastic package.

[i.imgur.com image 500x375]


y'know the funny thing about "miracle" spring water is that clean water wasn't highly available in the USA like it is now. People actually were cured of certain diseases by simply not drinking water contaminated with their own feces.

/the more you know
2012-11-22 12:00:32 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:58:11 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:39:21 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:27:42 AM  
1 votes:
Wait till she gets the Black Shakes.

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2012-11-22 10:22:30 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:18:05 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:06:12 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:11:44 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-11-22 09:06:14 AM  
1 votes:
she needs the hat
 
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