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