Category Archives: 5G

LNP liars strike at every election trying to discredit Katter

by Jim O’Toole

A desperate LNP candidate for the federal seat of Kennedy and a senator have attacked sitting member Bob Katter with lies and innuendo, the whopper being that he does not support the Hells Gates’ dam he has fought to get built for years.

LNP’s Bryce MacDonald

They belong to the LNP that supported Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s extension of hated and unnecessary Covid mandates until October this year.

The same LNP at state and federal levels oversaw the states kill and maim tens of thousands of citizens with deadly mRNA Covid clot shots.

LNP Senator Susan McDonald

Then to cap it all off, Prime Minister Scott Morrison supported his communist mate and Victoria Premier Dangerous Dan Andrews when his megalomaniacal private cops shot and severely wounded a dozen Covid mandate protesters with large rubber bullets at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

The federal ALP and unions also supported the entire Covid program.

This LNP mob just handed over Australia’s health sovereignty to transvestite and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former member of a Libyan terrorist group.

The LNP government has agreed, along with more than 100 other countries to hand over all health directives for any future pandemic to the WHO, delivering lockdowns or other police state measures for the UN to implement. Will they need UN troops?

Australia will have no say and when the planned 10 years of future pandemics start Tedros will shut down the economy. 

Bob Katters proposed Hells Gates Dam he has fought for a decade to get built.

Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) and the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association warn about 5G

Letter to the Editor

While people focus on forcible mRNA gene disrupting injections, they forget we are all living in an increasingly untenable electromagnetic soup which is being allowed by both sides of Government.

They keep the people distracted.

As EMR Australia writes in their latest newsletter (as copied):

‘What’s wrong with Australia’s radiation standard? Australian physicist explains’

Why does Australia’s radiation standard allow the Australian public to be exposed to much more wireless radiation than the Russian standard does?
Why doesn’t our radiation standard give us adequate protection against 5G radiation?

Lyn McLean talks to Australian physicist Vic Leach who explains the limitations of Australian and international standards and what we need to know about 5G radiation.

Vic is an Australian physicist who worked in the area of radiation and health for 50 years, specialising in the area of nuclear radiation and has conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature on radiofrequency radiation that we are exposed to from a huge range of wireless sources.
He has worked for both the public and private sectors and for federal and state bodies and was a radiation advisor at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.
Vic was a founding member of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) and the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA, https://www.orsaa.org).

You can find the answers in Lyn McLean’s interview with Australian physicist and radiation expert Vic Leach on links in their newsletter.
Vic is a founding member of the Australian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) and the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA).

In his interview with Lyn, Vic talks about the safety of wireless radiation, what the scientific research has shown and the problems with Australian and international standards. He has a wealth of information to share – and here are a few highlights:

Vic says that:

Russia’s general public radiation standard for members of the public exposure is 100 times lower than Australia’s and its standard-setting body, the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RCNIRP), helps people reduce their exposure by publishing helpful advice on how to do so.

Russian Professor Yuri Grigoriev, former Chair of RCNIRP, conducted extensive research on the effects of wireless radiation which he compiled into a book that has recently been translated into English by ORSAA.

Scientists from ORSAA have analysed and categorised the scientific research on wireless radiation. They have shown that the majority of the scientific papers on this topic show evidence that links exposure to harm.

Australia’s standard, and the standards of many other countries, are based on the Guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The exposure limits it recommends only protect people against the short-term, heating effects of radiation and not the long-term, non-heating effects that can also damage the body.

This standard does not provide adequate protection against 5G radiation because it is based on the assumption that exposure can’t be harmful if it only penetrates the skin. ‘The ICNIRP guidelines treat the skin as an inert substrate with no biological function … The Guidelines completely ignore the biological effects to the skin. It’s our largest organ; it interfaces with the immune system. It’s rich in nerves and very sensitive. It connects to the brain and central nervous system; …it’s part of our autonomic nervous system; it regulates immunity and wound healing; its surface is full of … friendly microbes … and it’s part of our waste removal system. It protects us against mechanical and chemical factors and performs endocrine functions and produces vitamin D for our health. Skin is not an overcoat. Skin is not an inert substrate.’

Wireless signals involve low-frequency pulsing. These pulse at frequencies such as 8.333, which is within the range of the brain’s wavelengths. Vic says this is a problem because, ‘Our bodies work on low frequencies … so they’re interfering with biology.’

Vic shows that, in the West, nearly a third of children aged 15 to 17 are spending over four hours a day on wireless devices. By contrast, Russian authorities have issued recommendations for parents on the safe use of a mobile phone and have made it a criminal offence for educators to conceal information about health risks.

Vic talks about the Internet of Bodies – wireless devices worn on or implanted in the body – and the increasing potential for exposure. He says, ‘With the ICNIRP guideline, the regulatory line between wireless consumer and medical applications is now confused. It makes it okay to have WiFi in nappies.’

He says that the ‘Adoption of the ICNIRP guidelines with limits based on thermal effects, means we have an unregulated industry for consumer goods. It protects the telecommunications industry and government income but is bad for public health.’

Vic Leach is a radiation-health physicist with 50 years’ professional experience, specialising in the area of nuclear radiation, including working as radiation advisor at both the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. He has conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature on wireless radiation that we are exposed to from a huge range of wireless sources and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and public forums.

http://www.emraustralia.com.au

from Seb, Queensland

Telstra is after you with 5G

There are over 3.6 thousand x 5G towers in Australia now.
26 GHz has been recently auctioned off?
That’s novel.

Telstra has 26 x 5G towers in Cairns and one of them is set in the middle of the James Cook University complex

The (approx) numbers are:

900 x Victoria
1000 x Sydney
470 x Adelaide
140 x Tasmania
270 x Perth

and more specifically for Qld:

There are 26 x 5G in Cairns.

This includes one at the James Cook University (to cook the students)
They are at the beaches like Trinity Beach, Holloway’s Beach, Machans Beach.
They are in National Parks like Grey Peaks National Park (which will affect the wildlife)

20 x Innisfail

40 x Townsville
21 x Mackay
45 x Rockhampton
10 x Gladstone
23 x Bundaberg
1 x Hervey Bay
8 x Maryborough
17 x Gympie
79 x Sunshine Coast
20 x Caboolture
158 x Brisbane
47 x Ipswich
43 x Logan area
48 x Gold Coast

And for those on the border:

22 x Tweed Heads
6 x (west) of Byron Bay

I guess they have been busy while people have been locked up these last 2 years.

Now they are pushing the small cells on LED street lights and they don’t need your permission to do that.
According to them, they are safe and within their standards.

from Seb, Queensland

Kill Grid: The vaxx, 5G and smart phones are inextricably linked

Link to video: https://rumble.com/vyafc8-kill-grid-the-vaxx-5g-and-smart-phones-are-inextricably-linked.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi

by Alexandra Bruce

We’ve seen very clearly in recent days how the Biden Regime is waging war against Americans, by crashing the US economy and the US dollar with an engineered fuel- and food crisis.

This is clearly in tandem with the various genocidal initiatives that have been put in place in recent decades, like the glyphosate herbicides that have reduced human sperm counts by 90%, the forced-vaccination of school kids that has resulted in autism rates of 1 in 17, the carcinogenic 60 Hz fields from our electric grids and the weaponized millimeter waves of 5G, all of which are killing us softly.

This is to say nothing of the abiding demoralization campaign against life-affirming values that has been raging in pop culture since the 1960s.

The US was hijacked by the Globalists in 1913 and it was fully conquered in November 2020. The Globalists are intent on reducing the human population and they’re making their move now.

The more people that become aware of this, the lesser the chance that they succeed.

Rights activist attorney, Todd Callender has been defending US servicemen from being forced to take the death shot. He’s joined by Dr Pete Chambers, Special Operations Surgeon and Green Beret in the Texas National Guard, tech researcher, Nick Winters and medical researcher, Dr John Lukacs, along with Sean at the SGT Report for an in-depth discussion about the experimental jab technology, 5G and smart phones, which they believe are all linked to the eugenicists’ kill grid.

Sean plays a clip from La Quinta Columna which shows how the radiation output of a cellphone changes, depending on the video content being played on the phone. When the content is anti-establishment, the radiation becomes much higher and more toxic.

In short, 5G is a bigger part of this picture than even the most paranoid among us may have thought.

John says that cell towers are ridiculously over-powered, saying, “To put it in perspective, a microwave oven is like a kilowatt – so it’s a thousand watts. These towers, they have cables running up them; ten, twenty different cables that carry with them 300,000 watts max, each.

“So if you have ten cables, one of these towers has a maximum of three megawatts of power and these cables are not carrying data. This is not fiber optics. This is powering the magnetron, basically.

“The FCC limits each array to 400 watts. But one watt from say, your phone can travel 25 miles. That’s 1,000 of the stuff coming out of your microwave oven.

“What is concerning here is the modulation that is possible with the upgraded technology. They can dial this up, they can dial this back. My concern, here is that the amount of raw power, you couldn’t imagine it.

“You literally could cook an entire city if you just crank the dial up to 11 for ten minutes. You could roast like a Thanksgiving turkey. And these towers are everywhere and there’s multiple redundancies on all of them.”

Based on the patents he’s read, John thinks that the graphene oxide in the vaccines, in combination with cellphone tower radiation can create graphene hydroxide and cause self-assembly of different structures, based on the various nanoparticles present in a particular batch.

John says, “This is actually a manufacturing process that was a technological breakthrough that I came across reading trade papers.”

He says that glutathione can help us to de-toxify from graphene oxide (GO) and help to eliminate it from the body. However, he says if there are large accumulations of GO in our body, the first thing that happens with a certain frequency of non-ionizing radiation from a cell tower is it that it will hit these particles, causing them to multiply in physical mass by as much as 30 times.

“And it will combine with whatever else is around and form up whatever that recipe is specifically designed to tell it to form.

“So, if you want to take all the graphene oxide in your body and flip it into graphene hydroxide and flood your vasculature with little nano razor blades, as Andreas Noack warned us about, that’s how it’s done.

“They’re using this infrastructure to create things, using the human body as a manufacturing plant.”

John doesn’t know what the various recipes are but he has an idea.

“These are signals that are sent – and they don’t have to be terahertz frequencies, they don’t need to be anything exotic. They can be from 1 gigahertz to 2.4; the stuff that cordless phones are running on.

“But it is the pattern. It’s kinda like a Morse Code. So, you’ll have a pulse at this frequency for ten seconds, followed by a pulse for five seconds, followed by three pulses at one second. Something like that. This is what’s described in the patents I’ve been reading.

“They can dial in a disease or a death like you’re tuning in a radio station. And they can do it across a broad area. So this is the most dangerous aspect of this, because it’s so covert and it’s so science fiction, almost that hardly anyone believes it.

“But I can tell you, it is very well-grounded in science. All of the different allotropes of that graphene oxide material can be generated spontaneously, under the right EMF band. The can literally change the allotropes, from sheets to strings to Bucky Balls – there’s like eight different ones.”

The essential points of what Todd Callender believes are:

• The Covid-19 and “vaccine” bioweapon operation is a planned genocide and war crime against humanity that is part of a multi-decade plan of the elites.

• Both Covid-19 and the injection are man-made bioweapons that include bioengineered, synthetic, chimeric, hybrid microorganisms that are both part viral and part bacterial. They use chimeric e. coli, ebola, and Marburg in the shots.

• The injections contain lipid nano-particles that carry these pathogenic chimeric microbes that invade cells and genetically modify them to produce spike proteins. The HIV protein in the bioweapons disable the body’s autoimmune system allowing these lipid nano-particles to invade cells. The “vaccine” gives VAIDS, or “Vaccine Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome”. All those who are “vaxxed” will now test positive for HIV. People who have taken 3 shots have no immune system left. There is no other way to characterize this program other than unlawful homicide/genocide.

• The military’s own numbers in their DMED database show an 1,100% increase in all causes of mortality and morbidity among 1.8 million US soldiers from 2020 to 2021. This population group is aged between 18 and 40 years. These forecasts predict a 5,000% increase in morbidity and mortality in this same group this year (2022).

• Everyone who has taken the injections is participating in a Phase 3 Clinical Trial without having given informed consent.

• This is all tied in to the widespread introduction of 5G communication system. The 5G (18-60) Gigahertz EM signal produces symptoms in humans identical with Covid-19 and the “vaccine.” Also, the materials in the injections are designed to be activated upon exposure to the 18 GHz frequencies emitted by 5G antennas. Thus, 5G transmitters (0 to 100 GHz) will be the trigger mechanism for the Zombie Apocalypse.

• The first major outbreaks of “Covid-19” occurred in Wuhan, China, Milan, Italy, and New York City just as these 5G communications systems were being activated for the first time.

• The ADE response inside vaxxed people will turn loose the chimeric microorganisms that will turn them into N protein factories, which they will shed onto others and which are designed to be contagious. In this manner, 5G will create the zombies of the Zombie Apocalypse.

• He says to look up the IP36 Gene deletion syndrome. This is the number 1 serious adverse event listed by Pfizer. It is basically the Marburg infection and the Zombie Apocalypse.

• In his litigation against the US Department of Defense for inflicting this genocidal weapon upon our soldiers, he observes that only Christians and those with a relationship with God generally have the discernment needed to understand the extent of evil now being inflicted upon us by our leaders.

• The next plandemic will be to scare the resisters (unvaxxed) into compliance by making it so horrible that they will run to the quarantine centers (FEMA camps). There will be massive outbreaks of hemorrhagic fevers, people will be falling over dead from ebola.

• People need to prepare and get in touch with their local sheriffs and representatives and the 5G towers must be taken down as fast as possible. They are the triggering mechanism for the next plandemic and a zombie apocalypse.

There’s a lot more in this information-packed panel that’s worth a listen.

Western ZOG Marxist governments say the human race are designated ‘unsustainable beings’ according to UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals

by Lindsey Symonds

According to former Soviet Toxicologist, Dr. Igor Shepherd, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the ‘tail’ of the orchestrated CoVID-19 pandemic dragon which right off the bat (no pun intended) was meant to strip the Western nations down to the bone and hang them from their necks.”

Wyoming doctor Igor Shepherd resigns after calling Covid vaxx a ‘biological weapon’

This tail definitely wags the ZOGs.

On Oct 13, 2021, the ‘Man on the White Horse’ Vlad / Russia signed a pact with ‘Evil Bad Guy Globalists’ and Ernst Blofeld Cartoon , Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum to open the FIRST Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Moscow.

Ad victor ire spolia.

The 4IR is the key to building the world soviet on the ruins of WWIII. The CoVID Hoax is the military operation of a world-wide coup d’etat led by the UN and outsourced to ‘the multi-lateral stakeholders and partners” like the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, the WEF, Russia, CCP, Deep States of ZOG West in the US / UK / EUSSR, the US Democrat Party – a Communist Revolutionary Party and Front. In the West, the Marxist states and their CoVID Regimes will complete the long work of Communist infiltration and subversion under the pressure of the war.

Dr. Shepherd cuts right through the corona bologna and CoVID Correctness of these Western ZOG Marxist governments when he says that in this operation, the human race are designated ‘unsustainable beings’ (according to UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals). We have been UNCED. Not only will we own nothing (the least of our problems), we have lost our right to be human. And not being human, we forfeit the birthright of the Adamic race. We lose the birthright and the honour to own as Saviour and King: the Lord Jesus Christ. As 4IR transhumans we forfeit the New Adam and Second Man , the Lord from Heaven, and with this, the capability to belong to His body, the Church – the new Christic race passing through death and pledged to triumph over death in resurrection and live the everlasting life.

Under 4IR, we forfeit this.

Dr. Igor Shepherd, a Christian, spells this out.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/03/dr-igor-shepherd/unsustainable-humanity/
“Unsustainable Humanity” by Dr. Igor Shepherd

Internet of things been planned for a long time

from Greg Tennyson

https://youtu.be/hTO3v_rVbVA Reverse 5g Global Prayer Talk 29 Feb 2020 covers the 5G Trojan Horse & wires topic rather well, 20 minutes.

3 minutes with the ARPANSA scientists: https://youtu.be/rh6KQzF6tuY 5g Science & Wireless 2019 Enforced Sterilisation?

For the more technically minded: https://youtu.be/BCS8ouF73LM Inside the Radio Frequency Labs: Smart Grid, 5G, AI & IoT 90 minutes! Read the text below the video for a full index of interview. Includes =

Thank You to Chris Zombolas of EMC Technologies providing permission to share this video presentation that provides a deep insight into testing and reporting of electronic equipment, including wireless devices.

5G & Internet of Things (IoT) has been planned for a long time. At about 29 to 39 minutes, both mesh network capability of ‘smart’ meters, and the Home Area Network (HAN) are highlighted, a wireless version of Local Area Networks (LAN) that potentially connects dozens of devices simultaneously, even the refrigerator and toaster!

Trudeau is Big Pharma’s little bitch bringing in UN troops

https://www.brighteon.com/5c11b904-4d69-4fe6-a47c-cde5e7c80d05

More bureaucrats of the Australian medical mafia

contributed

We checked names on the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and they are different to those on the international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness. The ACMS is under the Health Products Regulation Group of the Dept of Health. The Treaty has the influence of the Dept of Health Strategic Evidence and Research Group with Agastya Bharadwaj leading the team managing Australia’s relationship with the World Health Organization.

Names at the 8 September 2021 ACMS from the link:

Nine members from the Commonwealth, States, ACT and NT:
Dr Jane Cook – Commonwealth
Ms Vivien Bevan – Australian Capital Territory
Mr Peter Gilfedder – New South Wales
Ms Helgi Stone – Northern Territory
Dr Julie Stokes – Queensland
Ms Angela FitzHenry – South Australia
Mr Sam Halliday – Tasmania
Ms Wendy Yang – Victoria
Ms Jane Carpenter – Western Australia

And eight additional members selected through an open invitation process:

1.A/Professor Suzanne Nielsen – NHMRC Career Development Fellow, former WHO advisor
2.Ms Elise Apolloni – Pharmacy Board of Australia
3.Professor Jennifer Martin – University of Newcastle, and Rhodes Scholar
4.Dr Danielle McMullen – current President of the Australian Medical Association (NSW)
5.Associate Professor Bridin Murnion is a practising physician
6.Mr John Stubbs – consumer engagement in healthcare
7.Mrs Julie Viatos – Consumer Healthcare Products Australia
8.A/Professor Michael Ward – University of South Australia.

https://www.tga.gov.au/committee/advisory-committee-medicines-scheduling-acms

From the 8 September 2021 ACMS Report the standing and invited observers were:
Dr Tony GILL – Commonwealth Dept. of Health
Adj Prof John SKERRITT – Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group,
Commonwealth Dept. of Health
Ms Gillian MITCHELL – First Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Practice and Support
Division, Commonwealth Dept. of Health
Mr Benjamin NOYEN – Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Engagement & Planning
Branch, Commonwealth Dept. of Health
PLUS 2 other names blacked out.

PS: At the 8 Sept Meeting of ACMS, Conflict of Interest declarations were received from all members. Other declared conflicts of interest received from unnamed others were discussed and agreed upon that they could be present and fully participate in the committee discussions.

EMF readings at EPIC Canberra camp need to be taken again

Malcolm Roberts on Twitter
https://twitter.com/MRobertsQLD/status/1495546066527215616?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Video emerged of an RF meter from EPIC campgrounds at the convoy to Canberra showing spikes in frequency. We consulted external experts to explain if the levels seen on the video were dangerous:

Video was sent to us of an RF meter from EPIC campgrounds at the convoy to Canberra showing spikes in frequency. When shown this, we didn’t know enough about RF to understand what it was showing so we consulted external experts to explain if the levels seen on the video were dangerous.

The measuring device appears to be a Trifield Meter Model TF2 set to RF mode (dial to the right). In this mode the device is measuring in milliwatts per square meter (mW/m2) up to 19mW/m2 which can also be seen on the screen. The manufacturers specifications can be found here: https://www.trifield.com/product/trifield-emf-meter/.

In the video the meter can be seen recording levels of up to 19 milliwatts per square meter, spiking only once at the 19.999mW/m2 limit. You’ll notice that the person recording the video mistakenly interprets the reading as spiking at twenty-thousand mW/m2, not twenty (or 19.999) as it actually reads.

The standard for exposure to Radiofrequency fields is given by ARPANSA: https://www.arpansa.gov.au/sites/default/files/rps_s-1.pdf

Schedule 3 on page 30 shows that the maximum exposure to RF frequency in the 6 GHz range (the maximum frequency detection of the meter) is 10 watts per square meter. 1 watt is equal to 1000 milliwatts. This means that the safe exposure to RF at the highest frequency that can be detected by the meter is 10,000 milliwatts per square metre, far above the 19 milliwatts detected by the meter.

You can see the presence of a phone cause spikes in the meter here (at 2:02) from youtube video:

How to Take EMF Measurements on the Trifield EMF Meter IC-TF2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3meE0GcBf8&t=122s

It’s possible that even the person filming the original video with their phone so close to the meter could have been causing some of the meter spiking, in addition to the larger than usual amount of phones and signals in the area due to the thousands of campers at EPIC park.

In either case, the energy levels seen on the meter are 0.19% of the ARPANSA exposure levels. Many people have sent us this video and asked us to investigate, this is what those investigations found.
February 21, 2022 – https://malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/rf-frequencies

The AFP, regarding use of Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) in Canberra, has yet to give Senator Roberts answers on notice.
https://www.malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/did-the-police-use-long-range-acoustic-devices-at-the-convoy-to-canberra/

from Alison Ryan

Editor: The overwhelming absence of denials from the AFP or anyone else over heat rays and acoustic blasters being used in Canberra has been deafening(caused by LRAD?)

Twitter threads about use of ADS heat ray in 2020 US riots

Letter to the Editor

Some comments from a twitter thread (Sept 17, 2020) when it was allegedly used in the USA in relation to their riots:

“They played with the active denial system (heat ray) at my Base. It burned the shit out of one of our Officers. But we were all forced to use the term ‘intense heating sensation’ to the Press because the word ‘burn’ was NOT to be used. The ADS is no joke”

“So called Heat Ray is termed ‘Active Denial System (ADS) by Military.
‘Silent Sentinel’ by manufacturer Raytheon (NYSE:RTX). DOD wouldn’t employ it to Iraq for fear of it being labelled a ‘torture device’”

“It’s a non-lethal form of riot control with a potential for pea-sized blisters. Sounds like a bad sunburn”

“Flat sheets of aluminium foil are very effective against weapon. Hypothetically, make a shield/glue foil to it. Reflects the microwaves. Safety hazard. Possibly back in the direction they are being fired”

“Whenever I read stuff like this, I can’t shake the feeling….is doing it intentionally in the hope the protestors turn violent, give a reason to send in the Army, declare Martial Law…postpone elections”

“They are Military Grade weapons. They have no place or legal purpose on the streets of our Cities or Towns. Unarmed civilian protestors are not insurgents”

From Seb

Qld

AFP likely deployed the ADS heat ray and the LRAD acoustic device against Canberra protesters

from Popular Science

All evidence points to this device

Earlier this week, an NPR report uncovered an exchange from June 1, in which a military police officer wanted to know if the D.C. National Guard owned a pain-inducing heat weapon for potentially using on protesters. He also asked about a powerful auditory communication system that’s been compared to the “voice of God.”

The Active Denial System in the US as owned by the US military and National Guard probably caused the second degree burns and worse to a number of Canberra protesters on Feb 12. Since when did Australia acquire these deadly weapons?

The weapon, the Active Denial System (ADS), is a real thing, as is the sound system, which is called a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD).

In documents published by NPR, a member of the National Guard recounted the email thread in which the question was asked, and stated: “I responded that the DC National Guard was not in possession of either an LRAD or an ADS.”

The fact that a controversial weapon was floated as a possible means of dealing with what the Washington Post described as “peaceful protesters” has sparked outrage, with the ACLU writing on Twitter: “REMINDER: Our government shouldn’t be conspiring to use heat rays against us for exercising our constitutional rights.”

The ADS referenced in this conversation comes from the US military, and it’s not new. To understand why such non-lethal science-fiction-type machines were developed, it helps to wind back the clock to the 1990s, says Mark Cancian, a senior advisor for the international security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“This family of capabilities grew out of the DOD’s experience in the 1990s in Bosnia and Somalia,” Cancian says. “In both instances, you have [the] military dealing with civilians, who could be violent, but weren’t really combatants.” The intention was to create new kinds of tools that were somewhere between a rifle, and close-range crowd-control gear, like shields and batons.

Cancian has experience in this field. He served in the Marines on active duty for 11 years, and also directed the Land Forces Division (a part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense) from 1995 to 2006. His office reviewed the budget and programs of an entity formerly called the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. Today, it’s called the Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office.

Because of this experience in Bosnia and Somalia, he says, the Department of Defense “created this non-lethal directorate to explore a whole bunch of technologies.”

Something is cooking protesters at Epic campground Canberra

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