Monday, November 5, 2007

Cell Phone Jammers Solve Rude Gabbing In Public Places? Idea by T.Jethro Update 11-10

Sitting in the dentist office waiting to get your teeth worked on is not an enjoyable experience. The sounds of the Dentist office are not reassuring. We all recognize those sounds, the whining of the drill, the occasional gasp of a patient and others waiting in the lobby gabbing on their cell phones. Most annoying sounds of modern society must be tolerated. But not everyone agrees that a passive approach is the correct choice. One of Legal Pub readers says there is a device the size of a pack of cigarettes that generates a powerful radio signal that blocks cellphone transmission anywhere in a 30-foot radius.

What is the Problem? Public cell phone use makes it impossible not to know half of every one's business.

Is this an answer to noise pollution caused by excessive public cellphone use? At first blush, the cellphone jammer appears to be a gentle way to restore society to a time when better manors prevailed. Use of the jammer requires no direct confrontation with the cell phone owner. The device is small and non cumbersome to transport.

How easy is it to purchase one of these jammers? Hundreds of these signal blocking devices are being imported into the United States each month. Purchasers include public speakers, theater operators, salon owners, bus drivers, and even churches.

What is the cost of a jammer? The devices costs between $50 and $200. Larger models can create a no-call zone.

But is it legal? In the U.S., the devices are not legal. The FCC can fine first time users of the device up to $11,000. Admittedly, it would be hard to detect any small hand held jammer.

Should jammers be legal? The danger with legalizing jammers is that violent criminals might use them to block their victims cell phone calls for help. Advocates of the device argue that insensitive talkers impose their racket on the defenseless public. However, jammers punish not just the offender (the excessive cell phone user) but anyone wishing to use a cell phone. James Katz, of Rutgers, sums up the paradox, "The cellphone talker thinks his rights go above that of people around him, and the jammer thinks his are the more important rights.”

Wisdom from children?
Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Speaking of "jammers" and "adultery"...

A married man and a married woman, who had never met before, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train. Though uneasy over sharing a room, they both quickly fell asleep ...he in the upper bunk and she in the lower. At 1:00 AM, the man leaned over and gently woke the woman saying,
"Ma'am, would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a blanket? I'm awfully cold."

"I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married."

"Wow! That's a great idea!" he exclaimed.

"Good," she replied. "Get your own damn blanket!"
After a moment of silence, he farted


sally said...

I think I was jammed. I was sitting in the salon waiting for my appointment. I was conversing with a friend when all of a sudden my phone went dead. Of course, I had been talking nonstop for 2 hours and it is always possible that it may have been the battery....


Ralph said...

I like the childish thoughts portion... From the mouths of babes comes true wisdom.

Ms. Calabaza said...

. . . tee-hee! These made me smile . . .

Something to brighten yours:

Doctor Dave had sex with one of his patients and felt
guilty all day
long. No matter how much he tried to forget about it,
he just
couldn't. The guilt and sense of betrayal was
But every once in a while he'd hear an internal,
reassuring voice in
his head that said: "Dave, don't worry about it. You
aren't the first
medical practitioner to have sex with one of their
patients and you
won't be the last. Besides, you're single! Just let
it go, Dave."

But invariably another voice in his head would bring
him back to
reality whispering:

You're a Veterinarian, you sick bastard

california surfer dude said...

I love it Ms. C!

Surfer Dude

Anonymous said...

Sad but true comment on marriage.


Anonymous said...

Any reference to adultery is crude.

G. Henders

Anonymous said...

Who wants to talk about cell phone jammers when you have other threads on Nancy Grace's twins being born premature and Kelsey Peterson busted in Mexico!

Mike K.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, I think the blanket thing is right on...


bertha said...

Darn right the blanket thing is right on. Men need to learn that they should be waiting on their wives. If they don't, hit them up in the pocket book with alimony and child support.


david said...

It is woman like you, Bertha, that have created a class of men like me who favor:



Anonymous said...

Bertha, this is about cell phone jammers not "rammers."

Anonymous said...

This is looking like an issue in mainstream. There is actually a movement to legalize these devices!

jammer boy said...

Vote to legalize!

Jammer boy

Anonymous said...

Legalizing jammers would be a big step in the right direction.

cell jammers said...

Cell phone jammer is illegal in some areas as I know, but it is legal here in my country, so I just bought one for myself the other day from ,it is working great and helps me much when I don' t want to be bothered by cell phones.