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reply to post by gladtobehere
Highway work zones are dangerous for those that are working them. I live in Austin and see drivers speeding through the work areas with little regard for the equipment and the folks exposed to the recklessness. I think that the equipment has everything to do with safety and nothing to do with treating us like cattle.
I can guarantee that Missourians will put that kind of equipment out of commission if it is ever used for anything sinister.
reply to post by Witness2008
how can use of something on people that makes them want to fist cover their ears and try to get away be considered a safety tool.
instinct is going to be cover your ears, look around and then run, i can just see people freaking out when the sound hits first then the feeling that comes from the sound in their body.
not so bright to be pointing that at people on the highway.
edit on 16-4-2014 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)
Look at the cutesy title given by the "news" channel: "MoDOT hopes its new equipment will get your attention". Thats right, keep the sheeple nice and calm.
Weak attempt at trying to justify the purchase of weapons originally intended for use in war zones.
If they really want people to "slow down", why not just use "Barrel Bob". He's cheap and effective.
Instead, they're going to scare the bejeesus out of people as they blast drivers causing hearing loss and vertigo as they peacefully drive down the road...
First its the armored vehicles now this.
Why all the military hardware?
edit on 16-4-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording
reply to post by Daedalus
You do realize that a lot of the high tech stuff that we all find use for these days came out of some type of military research and development. Do you enjoy the freedom and vast amounts of information that is so easily accessed with your lap top? Here are a few more....
Peoples brains are being filled with misinformation gone wild, and a need to follow the crowd. Fear is what is wrong with a lot of brains, especially around here.
Good for them to finally do something more than pass new laws to write more tickets...that never does change driving behavior anyway. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...