Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some people, I tell ya

Ya know, when I think about what character it took to explore, settle and brave the elements and other dangers in order to build this country, somehow I wasn't thinking of this. I mean, these people must be looney or there is something I am missing. Any major dude will tell you that we as humans, are bombarded constantly from RF waves every minute of every day of our lives. For these people to claim that they are being sickened by Wi-Fi, is utterly preposterous. What about radio waves? I bet they still listen to NPR. What about RF waves from their TV sets as they are watching PBS or PMSNBC or CNN? What about their microwaves? or cell phones for that matter? do they have them? they emit RF waves. I imagine too, they have Ipods so I don't get how they can claim that they are being made sick by Wi-Fi. Perhaps they need to buy one of these things.

By: Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas
Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.
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.

Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The city attorney is now checking to see if putting up Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.

But City Councilor Ron Trujillo says the areas are already saturated with wireless Internet.
"It's not 1692, it's 2008. Santa Fe needs to embrace this technology, it's not going away," Trujillo said.

The city attorney hopes to have a legal recommendation by the end of the month.