Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Rant #516: That Explains It
You know how you are driving somewhere, minding your own business, when out of nowhere comes a car that is doing one of the following:
a) cutting you off
c) going from lane to lane with reckless abandon
d) not moving when the light changes
e) either going too fast or going too slow
f) driving in two lanes
g) not using directional blinkers when making turn or moving from lane to lane
Invariably, I find that in today's world, most people who are driving cars that do this are talking on their cell phone while behind the wheel, which in my area, at least, is illegal.
Now I know why these imbeciles are so reckless--their brains are being affected by constant talking on their cell phones.
According to the lead report on CBS Evening News last night and through a news item widely available on the Internet, an international panel of scientists claim cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer made its judgment after it reviewed dozens of published studies. The agency is an arm of the World Health Organization, and its assessment now goes to WHO and national health agencies for possible guidance on cell phone use.
Classifying agents as "possibly carcinogenic" doesn't mean they automatically cause cancer and some experts said the ruling shouldn't necessarily change cell phone habits.
In 2010, the results of a large study found no clear link between cell phones and cancer, but some advocacy groups contend the study raised serious concerns because it showed a hint of a possible connection between very heavy phone use and glioma, a rare but often deadly form of brain tumor. However, the numbers of those who suffered this malady were miniscule, and that is where the case was looked upon as invalid.
However, to me, the latest ruling suggests that people using cell phones are already doing damage to their brains.
They don't think correctly, have no conception of what they are doing, and aren't thinking straight.
Yes, I would say their brains are being affected by something, and it certainly isn't common sense.
Posted by Larry at 3:42 AM