Monday, January 31, 2011

Things I hate in the news

I hate it when I hear how stupid some people are and how they go about it by suing others because of their own stupidity! You know what I'm talking about, the stupid McDonald's case where the woman spilled hot coffee on her lap, WTF? You're stupid and I pretty much hate everything you represent. Frivolous lawsuits!

See this news article below about a person who is claiming they suffer from the use of gadgets and devices that emit electromagnetic fields. Apparently this person suffers from electromagnetic fields and his neighbor is the main cause of this. So he wants his neighbor to turn of their electronic gadgets and WiFi network when not in use! Apparently he is going under the Americans with Disabilities Act to aide his case. Oh and to add insult to injury, the people who are affected with this "disability" have a website...which if you didn't catch on already, uses computers/emits electromagnetic waves.

See this article for more info!
Huffington Post

A Santa Fe man who alleges he suffers from "electromagnetic allergies" is suing his neighbor because she refuses to turn off her gadgets, he claims.
According to the Santa Fe Reporter, Arthur Firstenberg, the plaintiff, has been sleeping at friends' homes or in his car to avoid the electromagnetic waves created by his neighbor Raphaela Monribot's cell phone, wireless network, computer, compact fluorescent lightbulbs and dimmer switches.
Firstenberg claims he suffers from Electromagnetic Sensitivity, or EMS, which induces "nausea, vertigo, diarrhea, ringing in the ears, severe headaches and body aches, crippling joint pains, insomnia, impaired vision, impaired muscular control," as well as other potentially life-threatening ailments.
According to Firstenberg, he first started experiencing symptoms when he was in college in the 1980s and has been a vocal opponent of wireless systems being established in public buildings, though he has met with little success.
When Firstenberg first hired Monribot to cook meals for him in his home, Monribot had initially made concessions by turning off her phone and computer. However, when she moved in next door, she refused to keep her phone, computer and wireless network turned off when not in use. When asked if she could use a landline instead of her iPhone, Firstenberg says Monribot "flatly refused without explanation."
The battle against Wi-Fi isn't one Firstenberg is fighting alone.
He's part of a group of Santa Fe residents who are pursuing legal means to remove all Wi-Fi hotspots from public locations because they claim the wireless internet waves aggravate their "electromagnetic allergies." To add merit to their case, they are classifying their "allergy" or "sensitivity" as a disability and are claiming the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination based on disability.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I hate people suing others for stupid things too, when they're trying to make money off of people or companies over petty things that should be handled out of court. But these people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity are something else. If it really posed that much of a health risk to them, something would be done. And if they're really that uncomfortable with modern machines, they can go be Amish or something.


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