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Old 18th September 2017, 09:58 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
Governments do have sonic weapons. But they're not secret.
That's not a weapon intended to injure, it's not secret and it's a red herring in this discussion. It's a fancy loudspeaker to drive crowds to disperse.
Actually, it seems to be a long-distance communication device: Telling people to disperse, rather than driving them to do so:
The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is an acoustic hailing (!) device developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages and warning tones over longer distances or at higher volume than normal loudspeakers. LRAD systems are used for long range communications (!) in a variety of applications including as a means of non-lethal, non-kinetic crowd control. They have been called (!) "sonic weapons."
(from the Wikipedia article, the (!) are mine, dann)
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