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$1.7 Billion Parking Meter Suit: Woman Says They’re Making Her Ill

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Until very recently, parking meters hadn’t changed much for the better since their introduction in the late ’30s. The premise is simple, and relatively low-cost for most cities to maintain. But with blooming technology comes the ability to improve upon the old, tried-and-true methods, and in recent years, bigger cities have begun to see their familiar meters get a makeover.

The newer models accept credit cards rather than change and are dubbed “smart meters” because they can send users a text message to notify them when their parking time is about to run out. The problem with the upgrade, says Denise Barton, is that the new machines emit low levels of radiation within their wireless signals, and it’s making her sick.

Barton, who lives in Santa Monica, says she’s suffering from ear infections, neck pain, and ringing in her ears, and it all started when the new meters showed up in town. Barton thinks the city should compensate her for her pain and suffering to the tune of $1.7 billion, with an additional $1.7 million for every month the meters are in operation.

Barton will have a hard time convincing a judge to take her seriously, however, as there is no hard evidence that low-levels of radiation caused by cell phones or WiFi signals can cause cancer. The World Health Organization, however, classified them as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.

Barton is well-known with the city council for being very vocal during public sessions, and says she is a big advocate for changing the way we view technology and its hazardous potential.

“I know it seems a little big,” said Barton, “but they can’t do things that affect people’s health without their consent. I think that’s wrong.”

$1.7 Billion Parking Meter Suit: Woman Says They’re Making Her Ill
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  • kevin

    wow shes so stupid

  • Tony

    and just the other day i was thinking.. “i wish i could find something stupid to sue companies for”
    like not getting the burger that looks like the one in the pictures at burger king…

    hmm well looks like this woman is smart.. nope. what a stupid bitch. note its always women who sue for stupid shit like this..

    (the woman that sued mcdonalds for not having a “caution: hot coffee may burn your lips”… cause men arent retarded and will man up over shit like that)

  • truthhurts

    Barton will have a hard time convincing a judge to take her seriously, however, as there is no hard evidence that low-levels of radiation caused by cell phones or WiFi signals can cause cancer. The World Health Organization, however, classified them as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.

    Barton is well-known with the city council for being very vocal during public sessions, and says she is a big advocate for changing the way we view technology and its hazardous potential.

    “I know it seems a little big,” said Barton, “but they can’t do things that affect people’s health without their consent. I think that’s wrong.”
    MANY THINGS ARE HAPPENING TO US WITHOUT OUR CONSENT.THIS IS MEARLY ONE OF THEM!DON’T PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT PROBLEMS THIS MIGHT CAUSE??

    How about ‘irradiated food’? it stays fresher longer(good for business) but will it harm you? “THEY” won’t tell!

    • Billisdumb

      You can’t get an ear infection from radiation, no matter how much there is. That just doesn’t make any sense.

  • dave j

    I hope she wins. Parking meters are such a scam, as are the parasites that monitor them. In SF they’ll ticket you if you haven’t turned your wheel enough when parking on a hill. And what “enough” is is entirely their call. I hope she wins. What a scam industry.

  • JP

    I got a X-Ray today so I am going to sue the hospital. That’s what this sounds like. Now when I saw the title, I thought she meant like she was paying like $15 to park.

  • Bill

    Parking meters are nothing more than a municipal tax, but a tax that bypasses most safeguards against higher taxes. Anything that makes it harder for greedy cities to collect parking meter taxes is a good thing.

    • Billisdumb

      Because biking or walking is impossible, right?

  • Aaron Danfield

    Just another white-trash lazy ass stupid fat woman!

  • Bonju Patten

    Wow she really is sick…mentally