Friday, December 25, 2009

Idiocy in San Francisco

Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to put warning labels on cell phones advising consumers of health risks such as cancer from using said phones. There's just one little problem; cell phone radiation doesn't cause cancer. Even The National Cancer Institute admits this. The type of non-ionizing RF energy transmissions from your cell phone are too weak to even cause noticeable heating of nearby tissue, let alone damage it beyond repair.

Sometimes I'm embarrassed to live in San Francisco even though I still think very highly of the city. In any case, Mayor Newsom is not getting my vote in the next election.

You can read more about it here.


  1. I heard the problem is the bluetooth earpieces, not the cell phones.

  2. There are times when I hate politics and the parasites who make a living from it.

    To play the Devil's advocate, would it be less embarrassing if you were to find out that the proposed ordinance was nothing more than showmanship? Making noise about the subject in order to win the support of people who want such things, or to show those same people that the idea is untenable?

    I often remind myself that politicians don't always want to succeed at what they're doing, so long as they're very visibly seen doing it...