A group of central Ontario parents is demanding their children’s schools turn off wireless internet before they head back to school next month, fearing the technology is making the kids sick.
Some parents in the Barrie, Ont., area say their children are showing a host of symptoms, ranging from headaches to dizziness and nausea and even racing heart rates.
They believe the Wi-Fi setup in their kids’ elementary schools may be the problem.
Let’s see now. Headache, dizziness, nausea, racing heart. Mysteriously clears on weekends. Ever heard of “I don’t want to go to school” syndrome?
An animal protection group is urging French authorities to build special crossings to save millions of frogs and toads from being squashed on the country’s roads (on their way to their wetland breeding grounds.)
Their solution? Driver education, basically don’t run over frogs, toads and newts, and the construction of frog tunnels under the road. No word on who is going to teach the frogs, toads and newts to use the tunnels.
Arthur Firstenberg is suing his neighbour for $530,000 for refusing to switch off her iPhone, claiming that the electromagnetic fields generated are destroying his health.Not only does Mr. Firstenberg want the iPhone switched off, but he also reckons that leaving the iPhone and a laptop charging overnight is denying him the sleep he so badly needs, according to the filing spotted by the Santa Fe Reporter. This is apparently why his half-million claim includes $100,000 for pain and suffering.
Mr. Firstenberg isn’t new on the Campaigners-Against-Stuff circuit. We reported back in November 2008 how his Cellular Phone Task Force was campaigning to have the government pay for EMF-Free zones where fellow sufferers could hide out.
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A Polk County [Texas] teacher is suing the state for requiring her to be fingerprinted for a background check, saying it violates her religious freedom.
According to her attorney, Scott Skelton, of Lufkin, Pam McLaurin believes the book of Revelation literally and that getting a fingerprint would bear her the mark of the beast and she would be “be tormented in burning sulfur.”
The verdict is in: An undercover DeKalb County [Georgia] police officer violated the Fourth Amendment rights of two vegans by illegally seizing them after they protested a HoneyBaked Ham store on Buford Highway.
A federal jury in Atlanta also found that then-DeKalb homeland security Officer David Gorman acted with “malice or reckless indifference” to the protected rights of vegans Caitlin Childs and Christopher Freeman.
But in a verdict handed down late Thursday, the jury found the vegans’ harm was inconsequential. The jurors’ award: $1 in compensatory damages and $1 in punitive damages for Childs and the same for Freeman.
The Calgary Zoo said it has no plans to remove a dancing elephant statue after a complaint from a Christian group that it’s an inappropriate religious icon. A private donor gave the statue, modeled after the Hindu god Ganesh, to the zoo in 2006 to stand in front of the Asian elephant exhibit.
As CBC News first reported, Concerned Christians Canada sent a letter raising its concerns that the statue was “selective religious partiality” to the zoo on Thursday.
“A lot of people are saying we’re being intolerant. I don’t consider asking that the zoo look at this from a balanced perspective being intolerant,” said national chairman Jim Blake on Friday.
Zoo officials said the three-metre-tall statue has no religious symbols and is meant to simply show the link between elephants and Asian culture.
More via CBC News – Calgary