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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009, 06:33:02 PM »
There's an old saying in Russian theatre: if there's a gun hanging on the wall in act I, you can be sure that, by the end of act III, it will have been fired.

A militarized device -- in fact, an instrument of torture -- that they are only going to use for communications. Uh huh. Bet heavily on a failure tuh communicate at some point.

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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 07:04:26 PM »
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I know spelling flames are lame, but surely you meant Orwellympics
Flame on, buddy  :flame
At $1-billion in security and counting - it's OWElympics

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if there's a gun hanging on the wall in act I
In this case Act I was the G-20 demos in Pittsburgh.

Thing is an efficient public broadcast system like this is a good idea - if only one of the Sgt Peppersprayers at the APEC conference in Vancouver in '97 had not been promoted to head the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit and if he hadn't happened to bring up the APEC conference in his presentation to Vancouver council.

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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2009, 07:18:33 PM »
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I know spelling flames are lame, but surely you meant Orwellympics
Flame on, buddy  :flame
At $1-billion in security and counting - it's OWElympics

Ah - I gotcha! I had just thought "sonic crowd control device" sounded Orwellian. :oops:

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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2009, 08:30:17 PM »
Hey, don't  :oops: , it was my first time to use the flamer!

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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2009, 12:47:25 AM »
Alison regarding that long range accoustic device they bought, I just looked it up at Wikipedia and there is a counter-device the protesters can use. Countermeasures may include the use of passive hearing protection (earplugs, headsets), which may bring the sound down to ineffective levels. In addition, sound could be reflected from a solid surface, and redirected back to the originator.

Maybe you should pass that on. As a solid surface to redirect I think I would go out and try to buy some sort of shield. I'm getting images of protesters with shields clinking with the darth vader shields, what a sight that would be! TV reporters would go apeshit for that kind of footage.  :D
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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2009, 01:03:11 AM »
Years ago in Kyoto I managed to miss the news that there was a one-day general strike to protest the visit of the US president. I toodled down to the subway station and each train pulled in empty and left again. While I was trying to figure out what was going on, a group of about 50 people in what looked to me like full riot gear including shields marched in formation through the station. They were protesters.

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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2009, 01:10:06 AM »
That must have been some sight! Earplugs and Shields at Van Olympics. You know they're gonna use it.
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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009, 01:29:05 AM »
It's likely already done its job by discouraging protest.

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Re: Paying for Olympic Medals
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2009, 01:51:41 AM »
Scroll down - 2010watch and you will see -

Does anyone know what this means ? (card says 2010 Riot)

This has been showing up at various locations around East Vancouver, any ideas ?

eta - Response to the plastered stickers, no violence
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