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June 3, 2007

Neurotics Target Wi-Fi

The "cell phones are making the bees disappear" scare didn't get much traction because we're too reliant on our cells, so a new one has come along in its place: wireless Internet access exacerbates hypochondria.

Characteristically, Britain's nanny state is pandering to the hysteria. Chief health protection bureauweenie Sir William Stewart has called for a review of the possible health risks involved in wireless Internet service. As a result, schools and families are scrambling to remove Wi-Fi systems.

Alleged victims of wireless technology claim to suffer from vague symptoms like headaches and lethargy. They are voicing screechy concerns about the safety of the children. Enjoy your wireless while you can, before lawsuits make it infeasible, or the government decides to ban it.

If cavemen had been as neurotic as today's moonbattery-riddled society, fire would have been banned from the beginning. Think of the global warming we could have prevented!

Sure it's convenient. But wait until the mutations begin…

On a tip from Jay Guevara.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 3, 2007 7:47 AM


Run, Run! The sky is falling!

Actually, Liberalism exacerbates hypochondria, UK Independent, if you'd just take your heads out of your agenda book, go outside the newsroom and look at the real world.

Posted by: jc14 at June 3, 2007 10:29 AM

The indie is not known for its sense of proportion...

I reckon this one will burn out in about 6 months, but not before some bright spark has set a new EU directive on electromagnetic 'pollution' trundling out to inevitable ratification some time in 2011.

Posted by: Archonix at June 3, 2007 10:37 AM

"Headaches and lethargy." Now, THAT'S a good one. I wonder if the folks making such claims ever take time out from letting the "experts" do their thinking for them to surmise that those two maladies just might come from sitting on their duffs in front of the old computer too much...

Posted by: Toa at June 3, 2007 11:57 AM

ack! Need protection! Need protection!

Where's my tin foil hat?!

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 3, 2007 12:01 PM

"The Independent's Green Goddess columnist Julia Stephenson reported last week that she too had disconnected her Wi-Fi, on the advice of her naturopath."

Well there you have it. If the Green Goddess believes, I believe. Her naturopath wouldn't steer her wrong.

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at June 5, 2007 3:11 PM