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Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings
KOB.com news ^ | 5/20/2008 | Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas KOB.com

Posted on 05/24/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT by dayglored

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: ada; allergies; discrimination; lunatics; santafe; wifi
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Live in a modern city, being "electro-sensitive"?? Hell, man, move to the country!!
1 posted on 05/24/2008 11:36:18 AM PDT by dayglored
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To: dayglored

And here I thought I had heard everything from the fruits and nuts gallery.


2 posted on 05/24/2008 11:38:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you continue to hold your nose and vote, your nation will stink worse after every election.)
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To: dayglored
... and don't use a cell-phone, or a laptop computer, or a cordless telephone, or a....

Freakin' weirdo. Sorry, I don't buy that he HAS to live in a city. Move.

3 posted on 05/24/2008 11:39:26 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
easy fix!!!


4 posted on 05/24/2008 11:40:17 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: DoughtyOne

5 posted on 05/24/2008 11:41:36 AM PDT by realdifferent1 (I hope the 'War on Terror' goes better than the 'War on Poverty'.)
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To: DoughtyOne
> And here I thought I had heard everything from the fruits and nuts gallery.

Clearly not. I seriously thought this must be satire at first, but it's not.

Granted, I had a friend years ago who lived UNDER high-tension power lines, and he could feel that sometimes. And we could light up Fluorescent bulbs just standing out under the cables at night, holding a 4-foot bulb up high in the air. I believe that, I saw it.

But that's like MEGAwatts.

BTW, he moved.

6 posted on 05/24/2008 11:42:18 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
"I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said.

Did you just eat a whole salami? Geez, how do people like this dress themselves?

7 posted on 05/24/2008 11:42:21 AM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: dayglored
"I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away,"

The pain is Firstenberg and his fellow loonies, and it's not in the chest.

8 posted on 05/24/2008 11:44:50 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: chaos_5
Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie Site
9 posted on 05/24/2008 11:45:09 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal

F--- these people, along with their can't-stand-the-whiff- of-peanuts children. I'm sure they all believe in Darwin and their "survival of the fitest" mantra. Let the chips fall where they may.

ML/NJ

10 posted on 05/24/2008 11:46:27 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: dayglored
A group in Santa Fe says ... 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

Is this a group of one?

11 posted on 05/24/2008 11:46:38 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: dayglored

This actually is a rare case where something like wearing a ‘tin foil hat’ might do some good. Assuming this is not a hoax, (big assumption!) the man needs to change his resonant frequency. Someone should tell him to at least try to shield his heart by wraping some tin foil around his upper torso. In addition to shielding, this could change his resonant frequency to the point the signals don’t bother him.

Even losing weight might help, unless it is his bone structure acting as the antenna.


12 posted on 05/24/2008 11:46:41 AM PDT by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

IT’s all about the cult of ME. I wonder if this guy’s just a trickster?


13 posted on 05/24/2008 11:48:25 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: dayglored
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.

Makes sense to me. /s

Are law suits and claim to personal fame becoming that hard to come by now?

Mmm, electronic devices have come a long way to be able to discriminate in such a horrible fashion.

It's the end of the world as we know it...

Those drug's from the sixties must have had some positive side effects for some.

I wish I could be as psychic and know when something unsee able, untouchable, and unheard is causing a reaction to my body.

14 posted on 05/24/2008 11:48:50 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored
BETTER to put up a sign that reads..
"IF YOU ARE ELECTRO SENTIVE CAUTION stay away"..
15 posted on 05/24/2008 11:50:16 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: dayglored
electro-sensitive people

LMAO!

16 posted on 05/24/2008 11:50:47 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored
The city attorney is now checking to see if putting up Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.

Unbelievable.

17 posted on 05/24/2008 11:52:39 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: realdifferent1
This one demands the Full Monty...


18 posted on 05/24/2008 11:52:58 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: EGPWS
>> The city attorney is now checking to see if putting up Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.

> Unbelievable.

We are indeed in the End Times. The tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis are nothing compared to the total collapse of common sense in humans.

19 posted on 05/24/2008 11:55:00 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

This dude needs to live with the Quakers/Amish then. He also needs to follow Olberman’s advice “SHUT-THE-H***-UP!”

There,.. I finally found something Keith Olberman’s usefull for.


20 posted on 05/24/2008 11:57:54 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs to said?)
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To: dayglored

Allergic to radio waves. LOL! Fools! Not them, US.


21 posted on 05/24/2008 11:59:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself !)
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To: ml/nj

Peanut butter....have you wondered how everyone is now allergic to peanut butter, what happened 20 years ago that caused this. What where the peanuts all of a sudden altered by some alien force.


22 posted on 05/24/2008 12:03:23 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones

Hobbs&Warren already has a Standard Legal Form for this sort of thing.

It's called a "Petition for Commitment".

23 posted on 05/24/2008 12:04:59 PM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: dayglored
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.

Perhaps Arthur gets chest pains because he is a whiny, self-obsessed hypochondriac who suffers from paranoid delusions and an irrational fear of technology that exasperates a yet undiagnosed stress disorder. I understand that Paxel, Prozac and other such pharmaceuticals can help :),

I say go forward with the Wi-Fi, send Arthur a big box of Reynolds Wrap with instructions on how to make some spiffy hats that not only block out electric fields from the internet and cell phones but also CIA mind probes and may even protect him from alien abduction, order him to stay away from Starbuck and other internet cafes and give him some referrals to some qualified mental health professionals.

And I doubt that moving to the country will solve his problems what with all the satellites circling the Earth and beaming back signals not to mention the Earth’s natural electromagnetic fields and the effects of solar flares. And what does this guy do during a thunder storm? Hide under his bed?

Personally I’m allergic to stupid people. Can I sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act to force them to stay far away from me?
24 posted on 05/24/2008 12:05:48 PM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: dayglored
"We are indeed in the End Times. The tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis are nothing compared to the total collapse of common sense in humans."

One could call it lack of discernment whereby many will be deceived...

25 posted on 05/24/2008 12:05:53 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (Fund A Red Meat Eatery Regularly)
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To: dayglored
The tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis are nothing compared to the total collapse of common sense in humans.

Yep, the lack of common sense is going to be the destruction of humanity loooong before ahm..."natural" or stellar causes.

26 posted on 05/24/2008 12:11:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored
The ignition points on an automobiles, electric shavers, microwave ovens, electric transmission lines, radar systems, and an endless list of items that run capitalistic system put out electromagnetic radiation.

Next these people will ban dogs because they believe dogs send out psychic energy that makes them want to kill people.

27 posted on 05/24/2008 12:13:05 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: svcw
have you wondered how everyone is now allergic to peanut butter

No. I haven't wondered about it a bit.

The whole peanut butter thing is an attempt by people who hate the United States to tie us in knots. I don't doubt that one in ten thousand is seriously allergic to peanuts. But that one had to adjust his/her life for the other 9999 of us. Now we have to adjust it for him/her.

ML/NJ

28 posted on 05/24/2008 12:13:30 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: dayglored
Sorry, I don't buy that he HAS to live in a city.

I don't buy that he has a real physical disease.

29 posted on 05/24/2008 12:13:55 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: jonrick46
The ignition points on an automobiles, electric shavers, microwave ovens, electric transmission lines, radar systems, and an endless list of items that run capitalistic system put out electromagnetic radiation.

Don't give these nut-balls any more fuel to promote themselves. ; )

30 posted on 05/24/2008 12:15:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


31 posted on 05/24/2008 12:16:38 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Tijeras_Slim

News from the Land of Electro-Sensitive Enchantment.


32 posted on 05/24/2008 12:17:15 PM PDT by dighton
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To: ml/nj
Now we have to adjust it for him/her.

You mean like changing our currency to accommodate the blind?

33 posted on 05/24/2008 12:17:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored

I prefer this how to site!
http://www.digitalfox.com/digitalfox/johnf-ingkerry/foilhat.htm


34 posted on 05/24/2008 12:17:53 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Caramelgal
Personally I’m allergic to stupid people. Can I sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act to force them to stay far away from me?

There is an attorney somewhere willing to take up your cause for the right price and good publicity I'm sure.

35 posted on 05/24/2008 12:21:59 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored

I and my family and all my friends are allergic to these kind of people. I demand that they be kept at least 500 feet from me, all my friends, and all public buildings.

Top that, electro-sensitive man.


36 posted on 05/24/2008 12:23:10 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: EGPWS
You mean like changing our currency to accommodate the blind?

Maybe it's like that, but I think the peanut thing and the Wi-fi thing are different. These restrict the freedom of normal people. Having different sized currency or curbs that accommodate wheel chairs do not.

ML/NJ

37 posted on 05/24/2008 12:23:18 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: svcw

Musta been those “Atomic Peanuts” from back in the 1950’s.


38 posted on 05/24/2008 12:23:28 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: jonrick46

“Next these people will ban dogs because they believe dogs send out psychic energy that makes them want to kill people. “
Ya mean they’ll go Berserkowitz?


39 posted on 05/24/2008 12:25:23 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: dayglored

I’m allergic to liberalism. Can we ban liberals?


40 posted on 05/24/2008 12:27:24 PM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment: It's not about sporting goods.)
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To: dayglored

What else would one expect from the majority of fruitcakes in cali? Why don’t they want cellphones banned—that would be just as likely a suspect—even more since they seemed to be attatched permanently to some peoples ears?


41 posted on 05/24/2008 12:27:45 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: ml/nj
These restrict the freedom of normal people. Having different sized currency or curbs that accommodate wheel chairs do not.

I have an allergic reaction whenever I am "mandated" to pay for others well being instead of being able to graciously fund the cause on my own through the goodness of my heart.

Do I have a case for a law suit?

42 posted on 05/24/2008 12:28:16 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored

“Granted, I had a friend years ago who lived UNDER high-tension power lines, and he could feel that sometimes.”

Walk under some TVA transmission lines while it’s really humid or misty and you can feel it all over your body. It stunts the tree growth on both sides to.


43 posted on 05/24/2008 12:35:59 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: dayglored
Image hosted by Photobucket.com make-em prove it!!! set them in a chair and randomly turn it on and off and they have to tell you when it's turned on... do this for an hour.

and takers on how may times they get it right???

44 posted on 05/24/2008 12:41:28 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® CTHULHU '08 - Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: dljordan
Walk under some TVA transmission lines while it’s really humid or misty and you can feel it all over your body. It stunts the tree growth on both sides to.

It has already been proved decades ago that power line corona has no adverse effect on living matter.

Why, in a dry climate if you rub your feet on carpet you will get up to a 50kv (or more) shock when grasping a door knob.

45 posted on 05/24/2008 12:42:46 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored

This whinger probably also suffers from flushing, blushing, running at the mouth, delayed borgorigmus and shortness of pants.


46 posted on 05/24/2008 12:42:52 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only thing that prevents liberals from loading us all into cattle cars is the power to do it)
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To: rgboomers

Crystals. That’s the ticket. He needs to stick one in each nostril, one in each ear, and shove another one up...

Well, let your imagination be your guide.


47 posted on 05/24/2008 12:44:50 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only thing that prevents liberals from loading us all into cattle cars is the power to do it)
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To: Chode
an[y] takers on how may times they get it right???

A stopped clock shows the right time twice a day.

48 posted on 05/24/2008 12:46:41 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dayglored

Bwaaaaahaaaaaaahhhhaaaaaaa! I love it! They are tearing themselves apart. I truly believe that most bunny kissing tree kissers are Luddites in disguise. No kidding, I once had a lady in one of my classes I teach on EM that she could “feel” Wi-Fi and it made her bones ache.......(she wasn’t aware however that the building she was in was wired to the hilt with it.


49 posted on 05/24/2008 12:49:42 PM PDT by Gaffer (President John McCain: A Bridge Too Far (for conservative principles, that is))
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To: dayglored
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.

Arthur, you and your 'dozens' are friggen NUTZ. Wi-Fi is the least of your 'electro-sensitive' problems and the only solution is to MOVE OFF THE EARTH, like to Uranus.

As every second of every day since you and your dozens of 'electro-sensitive people' were born have been bombarded with ... THIS...

That my crazy as a loon friend is the 'Solar Wind' and our 'Magnetosphere'. It's Electrical and all around the Earth and it's 'bazillions as times as strong' (tech term) as any Wi-Fi signal.

Here's something else for you Arthur ... you better it down ... ready? ... billions of GAMMA RAYS are going through your body like a bullet as you sit there and whine about Wi-Fi. Gamma Rays Arthur, GAMMA freaking RAYS!!! Who you gonna sue now, God?

Sweet Jesus PLEASE reopen all the lunatic asylums so all the 'Arthurs' can go back where they belong.

50 posted on 05/24/2008 12:53:27 PM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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