Ban WiFi in Public Areas?

by Ryan on May 25, 2008

in Anything Else,Election 2008,Pop Culture

That’s just what a Santa Fe group wants: the ban of WiFi service in public facilities like the library, city hall, and eventually stores.  They claim that since some people have real allergies to certain electrical fields (“electro-smog”), like those emitted by WiFi and cellphones, keeping WiFi in public areas risks discrimination in a way that violates of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

I empathize for those people with those allergies, but I have WiFi and I love it, like my cellphone.  Should I get permission to stay home from work everyday there’s tree pollen in the spring, which I happen to have some allergies toward?  I know that trees can’t help it, but my boss can!  Is he discriminating against me because I have to work while sneezing, rubbing watery eyes, and teaching through a hoarse voice? 

No.  I have to cope, take allergy meds on the bad days, suck it up, and continue to be a cog in the wheels of American capitalism.  These folks should be targeting doctors to find meds and cures which allow them to take part in life, not minimize life for everyone else, claiming discrimination.  Do these folks work for the Obama campaign?  They’d fit right in.

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Chris May 25, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Yeah…they do sound like whiny, victimology libs. I love my WiFi and in addition to having it at home, I have it at my school…heaven forbid I have a student who has an electrical field allergy (I’m sure someone will claim it soon). They defintely need to suck it up.


rightonoz May 25, 2008 at 7:09 pm

i have an allergy to left wing political garbage. I must apply for a ban under the appropriate act over here!

Seriously, I do have a reaction to certain frequencies, and to any cool head/neck airflow as a result of serious neck injury many years ago that resulted in two vertibrae being locked together. YOU LIVE WITH IT!

Expecting the world to change just to accommodate your problems/failings is what is wrong with large sections of our respective communities.


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