Monday, April 5, 2010

Clearing the Air

A gentleman living in Santa Fe, New Mexico thought he'd found refuge from his electromagnetic radiation allergy when he moved into an isolated house at the end of a narrow street. But there were a few problems with his plan; the biggest of which is probably the fact that electromagnetism allergies don't exist. Also, you can't escape EM signals at the end of a deserted road, because they're literally flying through all of our heads at all times in the form of radio waves. Plus, a friend of his rented a house adjacent to his property, and she had the unmitigated gall to use a wireless router. Now, he's suing his friend for $530,000 in damages and an injunction to force her to shut off her Wi-Fi network. He says her internet use has caused him to experience nausea, vertigo, body aches, dizziness, and even a heart arrhythmia. And he has a doctor who backs up his allergy claims. Of course, this doctor specializes in "environmental medicine," which is like regular medicine in almost every way other than being based on reality. But I think this man's biggest mistake is in publicly discussing his special weakness. Now all of his nemeses know that they can render him helpless simply by pointing at him with an iPhone. More details here.