NY wants to ban monitoring devices

Want to test for pollution in low-income NY neighborhoods with high rates of childhood asthma? Gotta ask the cops for permission. Why? So you “will not lead to excessive false alarms and unwarranted anxiety,” the first draft of the law states.

You know that there’s something wrong when the state, city or the country wants to remove freedoms from you so you don’t feel any “anxiety”. This is down right totalitarianism. It’s ‘almost’ as bad as their previous law that requires you a license to place a tripod in NY (yup, still pissed off about this one).

I guess the times where the government will fill your air with anti-anxiety pathogens (that you won’t be allowed to detect), like in “Serenity”/”Firefly”, ain’t that far off either.

2 Comments »

Nita wrote on January 28th, 2008 at 11:41 PM PST:

Gee, that sounds quite screwed up :O You need a permission to test your living environment for pollution levels? Err.. >_


sc3252 wrote on January 29th, 2008 at 10:08 PM PST:

wow, I cant wait for the anti-anxiety air we will be getting soon. At least I will have a painless death…

On a more related note, NY is kinda notorious for having ridiculous laws, kinda like California. Of course California’s nanny laws are at least more sensible.


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