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4906 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jan 2002 at 3:43 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-23 03:46:31 PM  
2002-01-23 03:46:36 PM  
Waka Jawaka
2002-01-23 03:53:08 PM  
"...we're trying to save Mendocino as a refuge."

why don't they just come live in pennsylvania with the amish?
2002-01-23 03:53:36 PM  
Makes me want to drive through there with my 2 meter radio and a 1000 Kw booster.

"Hey bud, key down on THIS!"
2002-01-23 03:56:48 PM  
Good tagline. Much better than mine.
2002-01-23 04:06:08 PM  
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2002-01-23 04:20:58 PM  
I have a sensitivity to idiocy, try getting away from THAT.
2002-01-23 04:21:37 PM  
So there are people who don't want the technology (for whatever reason, valid or not) and they managed to get the ordinances passed prohibiting it. They used the democratic system as it should be to support their beliefs. Those who live there and don't like it either need to move or use the same democratic process to over-ride the ordinance.

People get radiation sickness from other wavelengths and visibly sunburned from UV. It sounds stupid but I'm sure there are people who are affected by this wavelength of radiation.
2002-01-23 04:21:41 PM  
if this guy was a real man he'd join the taliban. oh, they got slaughtered? too bad, I was hoping more of the crusty vegan spoiled brats around here would go to afghanistan and die.
2002-01-23 04:21:55 PM  
Natural selection at work. If they can't handle the invisible rays in the air, then they are on their way to extinction.

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2002-01-23 04:22:01 PM  
Sorry I just couldn't get past the first two sentences. Something I need to work on.
2002-01-23 04:25:43 PM  
The electric portion of a electromagnetic field is not good over a long period of time. However the Sun is a pretty powerful source of that stuff... try escaping that.
2002-01-23 04:31:39 PM  
He should go live underground with the "mole-men".
2002-01-23 04:33:51 PM  
Can you say "hypochondriac"?
2002-01-23 04:36:31 PM  
Seriously, I've heard of a guy that had a similar affliction. I think his name was Ted Kaczynski...
2002-01-23 04:37:15 PM  
I don't want your secondhand brain cancer.
2002-01-23 04:37:19 PM  
Mme.Mersault: I'm against this wireless mouse. Thing goes through batteries like a California looter.

That is the beauty of rechargeable batteries...
2002-01-23 04:38:34 PM  
I'd hate to go to school there. Or live there. I think insanity runs a little deep in that area though, with something like this:
The village's Historical Review Board -- dubbed the Hysterical Review Board by locals since it controls everything from the color of housepaint to the number of lawn gnomes placed in yards

If someone thinks they could tell how many goddamn lawn gnomes I can have I'd build a giant middle finger on the roof.
2002-01-23 04:47:07 PM  
Mme. "M":

Perhaps if you connected some sort of AC adapter to your wireless mouse, providing hours of fun without the hassle of batteries...
2002-01-23 04:47:16 PM  
I bet you could make a killing selling tinfoil hats over there.

I actually met a guy who wouldn't get a cell phone because it sent out radio waves. So he goes a gets a two way pager. I told him that it sends radiowaves too. I guess he switched to carrier pidgen.
2002-01-23 04:48:27 PM  
the G.D. hall monitor is at it again - this is getting boring - hey, you, moderator, where are my photoshops?
2002-01-23 04:53:16 PM  
You know what people with that affliction should do? They should start a website for people with their problem to congregate on. Imagine... thousands of these whackjobs staring into radiation from their computer screens... excellent...
2002-01-23 04:55:15 PM  
What this guy needs is the aluminum foil deflector beanie.

And don't forget those sinuses!

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And your pets!

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2002-01-23 04:55:49 PM  
True, Nemisonic, but homo sap has evolved a resistance of sorts to most of what the sun puts out, although people do still die from extreme exposure to too much sun (heatstroke, sunburn). The difference is homo sap has not evolved a resistance to the closeup waves put out by cell phone antennae and towers. I can feel the electromagnetic fields off high tension wires but it doesn't affect me unless I hang around awhile but the odds are some people will be affected by this stuff. That's not to say that the rest of the world has to accomodate them because phones and other wireless devices are becoming too prevalent to fully escape. The point here is they are legally attempting to provide an environment where the devices are at a minimal level and they are being abused for it. But as Lbo says, natural selection will work here and they will eventually die off except for an occassional throwback. Kind of like that religion that didn't believe in sex... they lasted all of one generation and wondered why they were dying out (logic was NOT one of their strong suits).
2002-01-23 04:56:33 PM  
If they want to escape radio waves, the ONLY way to do it is live underground, or in an "RF Cage". No matter where you live on the surface, they are there. What about DirecTV, Dish Network,GPS and all the local AM and FM stations in that area? Police, Fire, Business, Ham, CB??? There is no escape AHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
2002-01-23 05:02:38 PM  
i counted 46 entries for today & only 2430 total comments- that averages to only 52.83 comments / entry - funny though - there are only 19 out of 46 with 50 or more comments - where are my photoshops - bring on the boobies!!!!!!!!
2002-01-23 05:02:56 PM  
Stick your head in a microwave, and as long as you don't turn it on, you'll be fine.

Or die a horrible death, whatever.
2002-01-23 05:17:35 PM  
"You can't argue with zealots."

Well said, my brotha.
2002-01-23 05:22:56 PM  

You tell funny stories. Tell me more.
2002-01-23 05:24:53 PM  
Walkman, yeah but what about kids who are growing up there and end up being influenced because of a few individuals? Access to technology is necessary if an individual is going to grow into mainstream society. The problem with nut jobs like him is that no one takes them seriously until they notice that he has attracted too big of a following and then you can't do too much about it.
2002-01-23 05:30:41 PM  
Do you want to know the terrible truth...or do you want to see me hit a few dingers?

Dingers! Dingers!
2002-01-23 05:45:46 PM  
It sounds like an excellent setup for cult. Hmmm....

Note To Self: Start Whacky Anti-Radiowave Cult
2002-01-23 05:45:59 PM  
It could be worse, the Bozo could be blaming 9/11 for the whole mess just like every other nutter...
2002-01-23 05:56:44 PM  
"I'm left hypersensitive -- even my mouse burns my hand when I use my computer now."

Her mouse must be ridden with herpes.
2002-01-23 05:59:26 PM  
Smert, the same logic could be used against the Amish but courts have ruled that as religious freedom and this could be the same. Maybe modernized Luddites?

"The problem with nut jobs like him is that no one takes them seriously until they notice that he has attracted too big of a following and then you can't do too much about it." Yeah, the Romans had the same problem with some whacked out dude name of Jesus (presuming you're religious in any way). A cult is only a cult until it gains political power and then it becomes a church... like the Catholics.

What? Wou can't feel a magnetic field? After I've been out in the woods for a few days, I can close my eyes and feel north. No different than animals such as geese and other migratory animals. It's an instinct in all of us, it's just a matter of using it.
2002-01-23 06:04:57 PM  
This guy should live in the dorms here. We can't use wireless because the building materials shield those wave lengths. Cell phones aren't too popular either, but people who have them have to go outside.
2002-01-23 06:07:37 PM  
Mendocino... Isn't that place in the "Emerald Triangle" there in california-land? You know, massive maijuana farms and such? I think that they're just trying to make it harder for the coppers to find their stash.

Many moons ago I spent a few summer months in northern california and every night on the news we'd watch the pot-farms burning.
2002-01-23 06:15:13 PM  
I bet that was a fun fire to put out...
2002-01-23 06:20:50 PM  
I work at a TV station and I know that I feel much worse at work then I do at the beach. This guy might be on to something.
2002-01-23 06:22:09 PM  
I once did some contract work in a small town in AL and the office was behind the police station. One day we go outside because we can smell weed. Turns out the cops are burning about 1,000# of pot in the parking lot. It was a very still day and the cloud just hung around at low level and drifted thru the whole town. Very little was done that day anywhere and the local cafe (only place to eat for miles) did about 2 months worth of business that afternoon.
2002-01-23 06:23:40 PM  
I wander if these people have TV's, or phones, or wait, even better, they have the earth. That gives off EMI's. shiat, these people are farked now. Stupid fuc.k.ers
2002-01-23 06:27:06 PM  
I happen to live near this place, and yes it is in the "Emerald Triangle". It is also near the Bohemian Grove, and a massive Buddhist temple that is closed to the public. We like to keep all the nut jobbers out in the coastal woods in case the Japanese attack. As for the youth being influenced, I was there about 2 months ago and saw some gutter punks begging in front of the "art" stores. Maybe the clothespins in thier face kept the magnetic waves away from thier brains. But seriously, any town that has a Statue of the angel of death holding on to a kneeling girls tresses as she sacrafices a bird on a pillar on top of thier tallest building has got to be psycho central.
2002-01-23 06:28:54 PM  
There is one giant source of electromagnetic radiation that they're going to have a hell of a time avoiding, THE SUN!
2002-01-23 06:28:56 PM  
Walkman- "feel" north? "feel" north? I am sorry, but you are nuttier than a fruitcake, my friend...
2002-01-23 06:29:41 PM  
Walkman, undoubtedly you can feel electrical and magnetic fields. The strength of the field determines in many cases how well you feel it. However the fact that no one has been able to prove that said fields cause tissue damage tells me that the researchers have not been able to see it at a cellular level. Maybe at a genetic level, but until we can map out a samples genes before and after a radiation dose then we can not say for sure that it is affecting you. Also UV rays and others that burn you are delivering much more power to you skin. So it is not a really accurate comparison. Studies need to be done and perhaps there are rare individuals who percieve that damage is occurring but my money would be more that the perception is more mental than physical.
2002-01-23 06:39:34 PM  
Hey! You guys are going to have to type a little LOUDER, please...

I just got my BRAND NEW Tin-Hat 5000 in the mail today, and it doesn't just protect the CRANIAL area from cosmic messages and government brain-probes, it covers the ENTIRE head and neck area!!!

The only problem is, I think they left the eyeholes off on mine... and I can't read as well. Maybe I have it on backwards? Oh well, I am going to use my ESP to read your FARK posts from now on... (concentrating VERY hard)...

SpoonBender: I am not sure why you would WANT to cook a chicken on the engine of your car, but if that's the way you want it, fine.

VexHex: I am having trouble getting a reading on you. You must have a tin foil hat, too! Woohoo!
2002-01-23 06:41:11 PM  
I'm not claiming that it adversely affects me but I thinnk I'm like 3M... I feel a lot better off tromping thru the woods than I ever do at work in front of a computer.

MooKow, it's one of those things that just because you can't feel it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
2002-01-23 06:43:52 PM  
If you take a certain electrically charged plate, and bombard it with low energy photons (visible light on down, which includes radio waves), no electrons will escape. It doesn't matter how many photons you hit it with (doesn't matter how bright the light is). Yet, if you hit this plate with 1, just 1, high energy photon (UVA UVB ect...) electrons will be emitted. Why, quatum physics. You need a minimum amount of energy to release the electrons, and every photon has a discrete or "quatum" amount of energy that is determined by its frequency. What does this mean? A few high energy photons can do things that can't be done with an infinite amount of lower energy photons. Such as give sunburns.

No amount of visible light will give a sun burn, not enough energy in the individual photons. Yet the high energy in UVA UVB light will cause sunburns.

Moral of the story: Don't compare radio, light, and UVA/UVB as if the only difference between them is their color.
2002-01-23 06:50:23 PM  
Men can "feel" north better than women. Several theories as to why have arisen, but no one knows for sure. Still have problems looking for directions however...
2002-01-23 07:05:32 PM  
Good lord, does this herald yet the beginning of yet another lameass support group? I think a good warm bath with Mr. Toaster might cure this guy.
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