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  1. Patters

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    Weapons like these create enormous danger in terms of defeating powerful and good social movements and maintaining the status quo. Some would argue that the answer is less government, but less government invariably means that the military becomes a proportionately larger entity.

    U.S. military unveils ‘Active Denial’ heat ray weapon | The Raw Story

    A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week.

    “You’re not gonna see it, you’re not gonna hear it, you’re not gonna smell it: you’re gonna feel it,” explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration for members of the media.

    The effect is so repellant, the immediate instinct is to flee — and quickly, as experienced by AFP at the presentation.
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    #24 Jersey

    Bullets do the same thing.
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    Yes, there are risks, but that goes for any weapon improperly, doesn't it? otoh, effective but non-lethal tools (are they really weapons if they don't inflict injury?) are also a good thing if they lead to fewer injuries during legitimate crowd control, etc.

    (also, this could be used as a legitimate weapon, couldn't it? and maybe it would be a better alternative to landmines where those are still used? (Korea DMZ?))
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    Three or four years ago I saw a special on these new weapons and they did outline the military uses for them as well as the crowd control uses. Some of the non lethal weapons they were developing could penetrate buildings and hopefully clear areas where there were combatants that were using the populace as a shield.

    They showed a brief clip of a test of one of the sonic weapons. It was aimed at a crowd of 50 people (volunteers) and the results were very impressive. The whole crowd started moving back as one as soon as it was turned on and they did not stop until they had reached the range at which the weapon was set to diffuse.
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    I think America should stop making things like this, we should be concentrating on sex, swimming pools and new cars for illegal aliens, finding a way to destroy the whole Bush family, taking Fox off the air, putting Limbaugh in jail, making Palin Manikins and putting them on all street corners for the people to "stone" and beat with baseball bats, removing Ann Coulters Voice Box, and closing all Christian Churches.

    We should leave the making of these Creepy War Tools to N Korea and Iran then some day they can just "Cook America"

    GOD WILLING
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    Scary weapon..... This poor sole has wandered into the testing path on
    more than one occasion.

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