Now You Know

No, by the grace of God, you will NOT plead ignorance. You will NOT testify that you never knew any better because no one ever taught you anything better. You will not plead that you were never told.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Cell Phone Insanity

It's bad enough that the rude, unnecessary and ubiquitous use of cell phones has made it impossible to go out in public without being surrounded by their inconsiderate users, but when even children are packing them, their so-called parents ought to be shot:

CHILDREN under the age of eight should not use mobile phones, parents were advised last night after an authoritative report linked heavy use to ear and brain tumours and concluded that the risks had been underestimated by most scientists. . .

The news prompted calls for phones to carry health warnings and panic in parts of the industry. One British manufacturer immediately suspended a model aimed at four to eight-year-olds. . .

The number of mobiles in Britain has doubled to 50 million since the first government-sponsored report in 2000. The number of children aged between five and nine using mobiles has increased fivefold in the same period.

I'm well aware that the public in general has all the intelligence of pond scum and a herd mentality that would make cattle, sheep and swine blush, but for the love of God, why must people be buying cell phones for their four to eight year olds! In truth, even most adults don't need a cell phone and they certainly don't need to haul one along and use it in grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, classrooms, etc.

However, upon reflection, what else should be expected from a generation so wicked and clueless that it prefers to phone in parenthood, on the increasingly rare occasions when it hasn't aborted its own offspring instead?

(h/t Drudge)

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.