Originally Posted by calebprime
I think that there was a case in Denmark a couple of years ago when the owner of a grocery store got fed up with teenagers hanging out outside. He allegedly used high-frequency sounds to disperse them, sounds that wouldn't bother his older customers because they couldn't hear them. This appears to be something similar
: "to drive away loiterers."
Or rather: to drive away young
My point exactly!
By now, I think that the people afflicted by this are a very mixed group: Some of them have actual physical symptoms (loss of hearing), which they (falsely) attribute to these X sounds, others have heard about the symptoms and have become convinced that they have them too. Unlike theprestige, I think that people in the spying business (and, yes, I do know that some diplomats are simply diplomats!) are probably more prone to paranoia and to believing that "the enemy"
is out to get them, which might make them interpret any bodily symptoms accordingly. (This could be turned into a good episode of The Americans
And for Marco Rubio and his ilk, it's a welcome excuse for closing down the US embassy in Havana.