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. Full Story
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DooDa

Albuquerque, NM

#1 May 20, 2008
The city of whining losers.
Connie W

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 20, 2008
If they are allergic to wireless internet and cell phones due to electro sensitivity, that would mean eliminating tv and radio signals as well. We would pretty much have to eliminate everything that sends a signal. That just isn't possible. I can't tolerate pollen or dust well. Asking the city to ban it legally isn't logical. I just do the best I can to avoid it. My advice is to avoid those areas during hours that the use may be high. I understand their concerns but their request isn't reasonable.
Lee

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 20, 2008
Is this a ploy to make fast cash from the city? Every one is looking for a free ride any more.
JJJ

AOL

#4 May 20, 2008
This is a funny story.
Ted

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 20, 2008
Wow. I've heard some doozies, but allergic to wireless radio?

Let's put this guy in a room, turn the wireless signal on and off in another room, and see how well he can "feel" it.
jim E

Boise, ID

#6 May 20, 2008
Pathetic, seriously just pathetic lol
Charlie

Albuquerque, NM

#7 May 20, 2008
Anybody want to bet that all those wackjobs live in town? If your "allergic" to all this, you should be living in a mudhut without any electricity, running water or any other utility. Oh, and miles from any civilization. What a fricken joke!
confused

Joplin, MO

#9 May 20, 2008
So, do 2.4 Ghz phones bother them as well? Same frequency band(s)..

They sound like a buncha camera-whoring douches to me.

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Pretty

Albuquerque, NM

#10 May 20, 2008
He's just jealous because he doesn't have a laptop. He isn't able to look cool typing away in a chat room hoping to pick up on some girls. LOL
BBB

Meridian, ID

#11 May 20, 2008
I always think these people don't want the rest of us to have any fun. They don't want us to smoke, even on our own property, wear perfume, plant junipers or now have wi-fi. I think they need to move to a mud hut somewhere closer to the Taos hum.
Mburk1202

Santa Fe, NM

#12 May 20, 2008
Wow I am so glad I don't live in Santa Fe anymore-kinda makes me ashamed to be born and raised there. I think we have regulated enough behaviors and tendencies in this country-Somehow I think Thomas Jefferson in wildly rotating in his grave over all of this.
pgeeg

United States

#13 May 20, 2008
richard wrote:
haven't they heard of tinfoil hats?
Now THAT'S funny!! Even funnier than this ludicrous story. Is it me or are people getting weirder and weirder? How can you be allergic to a signal? What's the real story here? I cannot believe these folks are serious. They need a real problem to worry about. Thanks Richard for the laugh!
Bill Bruno

Pleasanton, CA

#14 May 20, 2008
It's probably not an allergy in the traditional sense. But if you are overexposed to microwaves, you will become sensitized. Radio and TV signals are safer, because the lower frequencies don't penetrate the skull as well (see A. Frey, 1962). I stopped using cordless phones too,
and some of them definitely affect me.
Don't say its a joke until you've done the research. Check out
electricwords.emfacts.com , bioinitiative.org , or
http://piers.mit.edu/piersonline/piers...

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Mike

United States

#15 May 20, 2008
I have heard of this problem, in tech terms it is known as "id10t".

Thats "idiot" for you Santa Fe idiot's.

CallousOneToo

Albuquerque, NM

#16 May 20, 2008
And I'm severely allergic to stoooopid people breathing oxygen, but you don't see me trying to get a piece of silly legislation passed in order to ban them from the publik domain.

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CallousOneToo

Albuquerque, NM

#17 May 20, 2008
Pretty wrote:
He's just jealous because he doesn't have a laptop. He isn't able to look cool typing away in a chat room hoping to pick up on some girls. LOL
...while drinking some over-priced, bitter and putrid Starbuck's coffee.
Bruce Maier

Los Lunas, NM

#18 May 20, 2008
I think they need to prove the low power-frequency is causing them harm.
Radio has been around for years.
Same range of frequencies.
I bet they play their radios while driving, and talk on their cell phones that are using microwave frequency.
Does a airplane flying over cause them pain?
They should learn how radio works before they claim it alone is causing them any kind of malady.
CallousOneToo

Albuquerque, NM

#19 May 20, 2008
Mike wrote:
I have heard of this problem, in tech terms it is known as "id10t".
Thats "idiot" for you Santa Fe idiot's.
Ahhhhhhhh yes, the infamous ID: TEN-T error. A very common problem amongst the teknologikallie challenged.
RSS

El Paso, TX

#20 May 20, 2008
Ted wrote:
Wow. I've heard some doozies, but allergic to wireless radio?
Let's put this guy in a room, turn the wireless signal on and off in another room, and see how well he can "feel" it.
Amen! Another Democrat that doesn't comprehend just where the $$$ come from. If he can pass a double-blind study as to his sensitivty to these 'waves' than maybe we can consider. Beyond that.... get off the public pay roll and go make a living. Better yet jerk - go get a copy of 'Ayn Rand'- "Altas Shrugged" The tax payers won't pay you to read it but those tax payers that do read it for the 1st time will understand. The time is close at hand.
Mike

United States

#21 May 20, 2008
I wonder if they did their research on a wireless laptop???
Only in Santa Fe..........

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