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Scientology attempting to use accoustic weaponry on protesters?

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posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 08:15 PM
Saw these videos ealier and it looks like Scientology may have tried to use accoustic weaponry on protesters...

There was a protest outside of Scientology's compound called Gold Base on Saturday. and while the protesters were there, a very loud and constant blaring organ tone piped over speakers droned on for quite a bit of time.

These videos show the sound and how loud it was.

Acoustic Weapons

A variety of nonlethal acoustical weapons have been proposed and evaluated. Some of these are little more than fancy loud-speakers, while others involve more subtle or sophisticated processes and truely deserve the designation of acoustic weapon.

Simple high-intensity sound causes the inner ear to generate nerve impulses that register as sound. Since the inner ear also regulates spatial orientation, saturation of the inner ear by high-intensity sound may cause spatial disorientation. For example, loud music was used by American forces to drive Manual Norriega from the Vatican Embassy in Panama in 1990.

High-intensity low-frequency sound may cause other organs to resonate, causing a number of physiological results, possibly including death. Acoustic weapons pose the hazard of being indiscriminate weapons, potentially imposing the same damage on friendly forces and noncombatants as on enemy combatants or other targets.

A low-frequency sound transducer produces sounds below the audible frequency range [below 20 Hz]. The sound transducer is driven by its own amplifier that uses the output of a low pass filter as its input. Known as infrasound, these vibrations are felt but not heard. The observer needs to be placed on a wooden platform so that the vibrations are transmitted to a suitable area.

The Curdler, a device that emits a high shrieking noise at irregular intervals, was reportedly used by the British as a means of riot control in Northern Ireland. In this case the sound is at levels lower than the pain threshold, and is intended to be annoying rather than inducing disorientation.

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 10:17 PM
Scientology..shakes head.

I would have climbed over and cut the wire/stolen the speaker.

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 11:46 PM
reply to post by monkeybus

hmm, as great of an idea as that might be, i don't think you could hold your own against Tom Cruise in court. Protesters just gotta put ear muffs on their must haves list in my opinion, nothing you can really do besides ignore it and continue fighting the good cause and contact the appropriate authorities and have them handle it.

Pretty ridiculous retaliation though, if i were a company being protested against i would (for the sake of comedy) hire people anonymously to go out and protest protesters or to protest alongside the protesters and do such a horrible job that they get sidetracked.

[edit on 28-9-2008 by screamo]

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 11:48 PM
Less painful than a new Mission Impossible film?

plucky says yes. And more cost-effective.

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 02:05 AM

$16 for 200

Problem solved.

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by screamo

They've been doing that already. Failures of course since they keep holding up signs displaying Anons' identities and getting ID'd themselves.

What they should do is face up to the fact that they're an evil cult. Not likely, but it's the only thing to do that'll make us go away.

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