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  • Vintage Photo 1899 ... Armoured Quadricycle

    09/17/2013 7:15:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1899 | Retronaut
    1899: Armoured quadricycle
  • 22nd MEU Marines complete non-lethal weapons course

    09/03/2013 7:32:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies ^ | 29 Aug 2013 | Sgt. Alisa J. Helin
    Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in a non-lethal weapons course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 5-16, 2013. ** snip ** According to Thompson, he never would have imagined himself training for riot control, but understands how these skills could be critical for the MEU in a contingency operation. The MEU is scheduled to deploy in early 2014 to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations.
  • Microwave weapons: Wasted energy

    09/14/2012 12:27:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 12 September 2012 | Sharon Weinberger
    Despite 50 years of research on high-power microwaves, the US military has yet to produce a usable weapon. For some Pentagon officials, the demonstration in October 2007 must have seemed like a dream come true — an opportunity to blast reporters with a beam of energy that causes searing pain. The event in Quantico, Virginia, was to be a rare public showing for the US Air Force's Active Denial System: a prototype non-lethal crowd-control weapon that emits a beam of microwaves at 95 gigahertz. Radiation at that frequency penetrates less than half a millimetre into the skin, so the beam...
  • Russia Announces Plans For Zombie Gun, Prepare Your Bunkers

    04/07/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    DVICE ^ | April 6, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Russia announces plans for zombie gun, prepare your bunkers Memories of the cold war have been raised from the dead this week with the confirmation from Russian officials they are testing an energy gun that would essentially turn people into zombies. The "psychotronic" gun would not only inflict pain but also attack the central nervous system leaving enemies scrambled. The weapon, which is said to use electromagnetic radiation, was announced by Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and was confirmed by Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin. It has apparently in some form been tested for crowd control. If this...
  • IDF’s ‘Skunk’ to Go Aerial to Prevent Violence

    09/20/2011 2:13:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/11 | Maayana Miskin
    As part of its preparations for possible mass riots among Judea and Samaria Arabs, the IDF is taking one of its more effective riot control methods and helping it go airborne. The “Skunk” crowd control substance can now be sprayed on violent mobs from above. By bringing the Skunk to the skies, the IDF is hoping that mobs that attempt to storm Jewish communities or IDF checkpoints can be turned back before coming within weapons range of their target, thus averting violence. The Air Force has already conducted a successful practice run, which it termed “Flying Skunk.” The Skunk went...
  • America's Prisoners: Should We Shoot Them With a Giant Ray Gun?

    02/08/2011 2:14:56 AM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 3, 2011 | Adam Hadhazy
    Prison guards might soon test an invisible laserlike beam that triggers a painful burning sensation as a new way to break up fights between inmates. The project does not yet have the green light from its federal sponsor. But should it go forward, officials plan to set up the beam-emitting machine, known as Assault Intervention Device (AID) in a dormitory at the North County Correctional Facility at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, Calif. "This device allows us to stop a fight or lessen the severity of it without inflicting injury," said Cmdr. Bob Osborne of the Los Angeles County...
  • Dusk to dawn curfew imposed as Chile's looters run wild

    03/01/2010 8:30:45 AM PST · by Kartographer · 51 replies · 1,661+ views ^ | 3/1/10 | Jenny Booth
    Chile officially appealed for international aid today as the country's President Michelle Bachelet imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in the two provinces closest to the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake and tsunami and the death toll rose to over 700 people. The army was sent in overnight to help the overwhelmed police force to deal with looters in Chile’s second city, Concepcion, which was 70km from the epicentre of the quake.
  • Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame

    10/07/2008 6:10:50 AM PDT · by steve-b · 55 replies · 1,761+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 10/7/08 | Dana Milbank
    John McCain is collapsing in the polls in Florida and other swing states, but Sarah Palin, God bless her, has a solution. "For me, the heels are on, the gloves are off," she announced at high noon Monday to a group of Republican donors at the Naples Beach Club.... Worse, Palin's routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned...
  • Border Guard uses 'Skunk' as new crowd-dispersal means [Israel]

    08/11/2008 5:34:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 113+ views
    Border Guard uses 'Skunk' as new crowd-dispersal means Out with rubber bullets, tear gas, shock grenades; in with new, stinky means to scatter violent rioters. After using new tool during Naalin riot, officers report Palestinians ran to shower, changed clothes Efrat Weiss YNET Published: 08.10.08, 15:45 / Israel News,7340,L-3580338,00.html The Border Guard has begun using a new means of contending with riots coined "Skunk". The police developed this new method for scattering violent demonstrations and tested its effectivity in the last demonstration which took place in the West Bank village of Naalin. Separation Fence Use of the "Skunk" is...
  • 'Microdrone', the police's tiny eye in the sky

    03/07/2008 8:28:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,240+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/08/08 | Tom Chivers and agencies
    'Microdrone', the police's tiny eye in the sky By Tom Chivers and agencies Last Updated: 2:14am GMT 08/03/2008 In size and appearance it may resemble a toy - and the fact that it can squirt a jet of water on to unsuspecting people's heads may add to that impression - but this is in fact a £25,000 hi-tech crime-fighting machine. A remote-controlled and almost silent miniature helicopter, the "Microdrone" can act as a police commander's eye in the sky, capturing images with both a video and an infra-red camera and instantly transmitting it to operators on the ground up to...
  • National Geographic Acknowledges Huge Loss of Life to Malaria and Need for DDT

    08/08/2007 2:04:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 97 replies · 1,888+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/7/07 | Steve Jalsevac
    August 7, 2007 ( - National Geographic (NG), a leading environmentalist, de-population supporting magazine, has published a major cover story by Michael Finkel on the extraordinarily deadly and complex malaria parasite. The July 2007 NG edition article discusses possible solutions to the disease but also uncharacteristically acknowledges a leading expert's contention that the international ban on DDT was a terrible mistake which may have cost many millions of lives, especially in poor African nations. Environmental ideologues have been quick to slam Finkel's article as being flawed and damaging to the their past success in convincing the world to ban...
  • Noise complaint at bar leads to melee - Accounts differ (officer tasered crowd/band at concert)

    10/16/2006 2:14:51 PM PDT · by weegee · 26 replies · 842+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 15, 2006, 10:19AM | By ANNE MARIE KILDAY and PAIGE HEWITT
    Noise complaint at bar leads to melee Accounts differ of incident where an officer says he was forced to use a Taser on patrons By ANNE MARIE KILDAY and PAIGE HEWITT A Houston police officer responding to a noise complaint Friday night at Walter's, a popular music venue on Washington Avenue, discharged his Taser at least three times when a melee ensued after he told a guitar player to turn down the volume. Exactly how — and why — it all started depends on whom you ask. Officer G.M. Rodriguez approached management about the noise complaint, filed by a neighbor,...
  • If approved, energy weapon could be on its way to Iraq

    04/27/2006 2:54:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies · 1,480+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Apr 27, 2006 | Scott McCabe
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is considering shipping to Iraq a weapon that shoots an invisible column of energy to cause intolerable pain without killing its target. Known as the Active Denial System, the weapon was tested a third and final time in Florida last week and could be deployed if gets Pentagon approval, according to Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Brian Maka. The weapon has been touted as a crowd-control device because it would allow U.S. forces to stop, deter and turn back an advancing adversary without applying deadly force. Critics say the weapon would cause more harm than...
  • US Air Force unveils hand-held laser gun

    11/26/2005 9:37:30 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 66 replies · 2,536+ views
    Janes ^ | 11/25/05 | Michael Sirak
    US Air Force unveils hand-held laser gun By Michael Sirak JDW Staff Reporter Washington, DC The US Air Force has unveiled its first hand-held laser weapon that gives security forces a non-lethal option for controlling crowds and protecting areas like checkpoints, according to service officials. While only in prototype form and years away from fielding, the weapon, known as the Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHaSR) system, holds great promise, they said. The PHaSR is about the same size and weight of a fully loaded M60 machine gun - around 9 kg - but shoots a low-power beam of laser...
  • Pentagon Discusses Chemical Weapons To Calm Rioters Critics Say Idea Is Illegal

    09/26/2002 6:21:53 AM PDT · by Overtaxed · 41 replies · 280+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | Sept. 25, 2002 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is exploring ways to use drugs such as Valium to calm people without killing them during riots or other crowd control situations where lethal weapons are inappropriate.</p> <p>Some critics say the effort violates international treaties and federal laws against chemical weapons, an allegation the military denies.</p>
  • Pentagon Program Promotes Psychopharmacological Warfare

    07/06/2002 10:57:30 PM PDT · by bloggerjohn · 13 replies · 440+ views
    The Sunshine Project ^ | July 2, 2002 | sunshine project staff
    In The Futurological Congress (1971), Polish writer Stanislaw Lem portrayed a future in which disobedience is controlled with hypothetical mind-altering chemicals dubbed "benignimizers". Lem's fictional work opens with the frightening story of a police and military biochemical attack on protesters outside of an international scientific convention. As the environment becomes saturated with hallucinogenic agents, in Lem's tale the protesters (and bystanders) descend into chaos, overcome by delusions and feelings of complacency, self-doubt, and even love. If the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) has its way, Lem may be remembered as a prophet. (Austin and Hamburg, 1 July 2002) -...