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nice mattimer
Mar 3, 2008

the wind that shakes the buttcheeks

Fans, dating back to the punkah Indian ceiling fans of 500BC, have slowly been infringing on human health and the industry is powerful enough that any and all consequences have been silenced in the public forum
this original preface to Animal Farm gets at what I'm trying to say


The issue involved here is quite a simple one: Is every opinion, however unpopular — however foolish, even — entitled to a hearing? Put it in that form and nearly any English intellectual will feel that he ought to say ‘Yes’. But give it a concrete shape, and ask, ‘How about an attack on Stalin? Is that entitled to a hearing?’, and the answer more often than not will be ‘No’, In that case the current orthodoxy happens to be challenged, and so the principle of free speech lapses. Now, when one demands liberty of speech and of the press, one is not demanding absolute liberty. There always must be, or at any rate there always will be, some degree of censorship, so long as organised societies endure. But freedom, as Rosa Luxembourg [sic] said, is ‘freedom for the other fellow’. The same principle is contained in the famous words of Voltaire: ‘I detest what you say; I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ If the intellectual liberty which without a doubt has been one of the distinguishing marks of western civilisation means anything at all, it means that everyone shall have the right to say and to print what he believes to be the truth, provided only that it does not harm the rest of the community in some quite unmistakable way. Both capitalist democracy and the western versions of Socialism have till recently taken that principle for granted. Our Government, as I have already pointed out, still makes some show of respecting it. The ordinary people in the street-partly, perhaps, because they are not sufficiently interested in ideas to be intolerant about them-still vaguely hold that ‘I suppose everyone’s got a right to their own opinion.’ It is only, or at any rate it is chiefly, the literary and scientific intelligentsia, the very people who ought to be the guardians of liberty, who are beginning to despise it, in theory as well as in practice.

Whether it's an axial-flow fan, centrifugal fan or crossflow fan, they operate under the same principle: chopping up air molecules. However, the fan industry is powerful enough to dictate public opinion, and if you try to speak against its practices the only time it will ever get talked about on public news is when their journalists and intelligentsia get paid to denigrate any opposition viewpoints.

Biological tool to process nitrogen and all other unnecessary elements out of the air so all that remains is the oxygen we need in order to survive. We require oxygen molecules to live.

I admit, I only gave one side of the story. The chopping up of air molecules is only one belief. Another, held by the Korea Consumer Protection Board (KCPB), a South Korean government-funded public agency, states:
If bodies are exposed to electric fans or air conditioners for too long, it causes [the] bodies to lose water and [causes] hypothermia. If directly in contact with [air current from] a fan, this could lead to death from [an] increase of carbon dioxide saturation concentration [sic] and decrease of oxygen concentration. The risks are higher for the elderly and patients with respiratory problems. From 2003 [to] 2005, a total of 20 cases were reported through the CISS involving asphyxiations caused by leaving electric fans and air conditioners on while sleeping. To prevent asphyxiation, timers should be set, wind direction should be rotated and doors should be left open.

Everyone knows you need O2 to live and fans chop that up with their swirling rotations so that it's only two O1 and useless to human beings. There's also the documented risk and fear across South Korea and other regions of a prolonged asphyxiation due to environmental oxygen displacement or carbon dioxide intoxication. No matter how you slice it, there are multiple variables at work to actively attack your lungs and breathing capacity.

I'm sorry that this is going to be the shortest portion, even though it's the most important. A lot of people underestimate the consequences of this deadly, man-made, preventable phenomenon. Knowledge is important but it's being smothered. I'm here to tell you that the studies are out there to read and the information is readily available if you know the right places to look. I guess I end this with a challenge: pick up the issue of fan death, talk to your congressmen or women or members of parliament or whatever you have in your country and tell them to investigate the fan industry and their business practices in propagating a product and industry that profits off of the pain and suffering of its customers.


Spooky Bear Ghost
Sep 16, 2010

lets get spooky

Well, I already knew about this, but I also know that if you run a fan BACKWARDS it will actually put the oxygen BACK TOGETHER. However, the lizardmen corporation owners know this, and I drat near blew off a finger because theres a small amount of explosive that detonates when you take off the back of the fan. make sure to wear safety goggles when trying this procedure!

Nov 17, 2010

it all makes sense now

My name is Mel and I'm a fan addict. I keep a fan in every major room of my home where I spend any time; at least 1 is always on. I can't sleep without a fan running. When I travel a large portion of my luggage is devoted to a fan. I have to have air moving around me or I die, also so I don't hear what my idiot neighbors are doing. One of my earliest memories is sleeping in front of a fan in summertime after coming home from the pool and my parents didn't care. I've been passed over for jobs and promotions because I wanted a fan in the cube farm. My husband says "you and those damned fans."

Please, please educate your children about the dangers of soft droning. It could save their lives.

Edit: Preposition control.

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