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2021-04-22 3:51:31 PM  
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2021-04-22 6:06:46 PM  
+1 headline Subby.
 
2021-04-22 6:11:37 PM  
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2021-04-22 6:12:31 PM  
...what sort of energy?  It's not like there's some glowy "thing" that energy is.  It's just a shorthand way of saying "ability to do work".
 
2021-04-22 6:15:05 PM  
Tom Swift? And what about his ship?
 
2021-04-22 6:19:00 PM  
But I think Trump said Russia was innocent of this. I'm not totally sure what Trump said exactly cause his mouth was full of Putin's <blank> at the time. Someone correct me if I'm not remembering right.
 
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2021-04-22 6:19:06 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: ...what sort of energy?  It's not like there's some glowy "thing" that energy is.  It's just a shorthand way of saying "ability to do work".


FTFA:

A directed-energy attack uses highly concentrated electromagnetic energy, including high-powered radio frequency or microwave devices and particle beams, to harm a target.

You're right, but to most people the word "energy" in the context of a weapon means "photons."
 
2021-04-22 6:20:21 PM  
We already have Tom A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
AKA the Taser.
 
2021-04-22 6:22:40 PM  
You'd think the military would issue badges. I'm sure they have them for particular environments to measure exposure levels. Although exposure badges might prove troublesome for the military if there aren't any Russians around to blame for the exposures.
 
2021-04-22 6:24:50 PM  

Loucifer: But I think Trump said Russia was innocent of this. I'm not totally sure what Trump said exactly cause his mouth was full of Putin's <blank> at the time. Someone correct me if I'm not remembering right.


It wasn't Putin's <blank> it was his COCK!!

/corrected
 
2021-04-22 6:24:56 PM  

deadsanta: Tom Swift? And what about his ship?


No, Phil Swift, and it's just a boat made entirely of chicken wire and Flex Seal!
 
2021-04-22 6:26:24 PM  
"A simple blaster"
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2021-04-22 6:27:26 PM  
We cannot let the Russia just do this to the US.  The Putin only understands power.  Nuke moscow and show the Putin that we will not take it in the butt anymore.  Time to end the russian threat to our country.
 
2021-04-22 6:42:07 PM  
I'm gonna laugh when they figure out "Havana syndrome" was caused by some kind of mold or other natural thing. Leaping to advanced invisible weapons with extreme presumed large energy draws and are somehow quite portable is rather improbable.
 
2021-04-22 6:43:11 PM  
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2021-04-22 6:44:59 PM  
The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said.

What if, and I am just spitballing here, but what if that was caused by, you know, the flu?
 
2021-04-22 6:46:12 PM  

Al!: RogueWallEnthusiast: ...what sort of energy?  It's not like there's some glowy "thing" that energy is.  It's just a shorthand way of saying "ability to do work".

FTFA:

A directed-energy attack uses highly concentrated electromagnetic energy, including high-powered radio frequency or microwave devices and particle beams, to harm a target.

You're right, but to most people the word "energy" in the context of a weapon means "photons." "pew-pew-pew!"

 
2021-04-22 6:46:19 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said.

What if, and I am just spitballing here, but what if that was caused by, you know, the flu?


The flu didn't exist in 2020.
 
2021-04-22 6:47:36 PM  
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2021-04-22 6:49:06 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said.

What if, and I am just spitballing here, but what if that was caused by, you know, the flu?


No. We need a far more unlikely explanation.
 
2021-04-22 6:51:13 PM  
Does anyone have a plausible explanation for this. I'm going with focused gamma-ray beacons pulsating in synchrony to
Dschinghis Khan - Moskau 1979
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2021-04-22 7:03:46 PM  
On one hand, we all want to think that the USA's science and tech staff are trustworthy sources of information. On the other hand, what has been proven over the last 4 years is that promotion in the USA is not tied to STEM literacy or accurate results, so much as it is tied to budgets and cliquish gladhanding. So stuff like this quite probably actually is some 5G phone, WiFi wave alelrgy nonsense running up and down the chain of command:

FTA:
"The problem is - and I think we saw this at the embassy in Cuba, but honestly with a lot of these stories over the years - it's just really hard to know why people are getting sick unless you have the weapon or some technical means of knowing if there's a particular beam being focused on a place," he said.
"We still have no idea what the hell is going on at the embassy in Cuba," he added. "Those people have been reporting all those symptoms for years and the question is, are they being targeted? Is this some eavesdropping equipment that's having an effect on them? You just don't know."
 
2021-04-22 7:06:24 PM  

Destructor: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said.

What if, and I am just spitballing here, but what if that was caused by, you know, the flu?

No. We need a far more unlikely explanation.


It's obviously caused by Russian psychics doing psionic attacks.

This directed energy nonsense is just a smoke screen.
 
2021-04-22 7:10:11 PM  
Bennie Crabtree:

Since when are scientists trustworthy sources of information?

The entire point of science is to question everything rigorously and indepently and record the results so others can do the same to you.
 
2021-04-22 7:15:44 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said.

What if, and I am just spitballing here, but what if that was caused by, you know, the flu?


Actually, the influenza virus is easily detectable when respiratory specimens are examined through molecular assays and antigen detection tests.

But whatever. You иди, девочка!
 
2021-04-22 7:34:23 PM  
what are you going to do, death ray me?
-death ray victim
 
2021-04-22 7:35:02 PM  
Microwaves seem to be the most likely attack vector. One thing is for sure, whatever it is that Russia is using to attack our diplomats and soldiers, Biden will not hesitate to retaliate - unlike Dolt45.
 
2021-04-22 7:39:15 PM  
"On a number of topics where we have been briefed in a classified setting, I think the American people need and deserve to know more,"

No s#¡t

There's an excuse for getting out of work we don't know about yet?

"Sorry Boss, yeah I know, I was totally gonna show up today & they got me on the way to my car. Farking energy-snipers. I got the squirts now, gonna lay on the couch & watch the game until I feel better. Chugging pepto right now. Alright, see you tomorrow unless I get hit by another ambush, farking satellite lasers, you never know. The future is now, yep. Later."
 
2021-04-22 10:08:12 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Al!: RogueWallEnthusiast: ...what sort of energy?  It's not like there's some glowy "thing" that energy is.  It's just a shorthand way of saying "ability to do work".

FTFA:

A directed-energy attack uses highly concentrated electromagnetic energy, including high-powered radio frequency or microwave devices and particle beams, to harm a target.

You're right, but to most people the word "energy" in the context of a weapon means "photons." "pew-pew-pew!"


Putting the Pew Pew in Putin!
 
2021-04-22 11:05:57 PM  
Mmm sounds a lot like the 'Russian bounty' propaganda of last year.
 
2021-04-22 11:46:13 PM  
There really is a simple solution to this..If the emitters are aimed at building, clad the building in a decorative  metal or copper mesh, and make a Faraday cage. They should be able to figure out at least what direction
the energy is coming from...It's not like an emitter that would put out that kind of power to effect a building full
of people wouldn't need some major infrastructure..Power inputs, antenna, etc..
 
2021-04-23 1:05:12 AM  
Bullets are directed energy weapons.  As are knives and soldiers.
 
2021-04-23 3:35:13 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Bennie Crabtree:

Since when are scientists trustworthy sources of information?

The entire point of science is to question everything rigorously and indepently and record the results so others can do the same to you.


When people are getting sick, and potential weapons that would be war crimes might be deployed, then we need scientists to be better than 5G tower burning, WiFi allergy spokespersons. Scientists might be about disproving hypotheses, but they aren't supposed to be positing nonsense in order to advance.
 
2021-04-23 6:08:34 AM  

Private_Citizen: Microwaves seem to be the most likely attack vector. One thing is for sure, whatever it is that Russia is using to attack our diplomats and soldiers, Biden will not hesitate to retaliate - unlike Dolt45.


The news has not reported a nuke being dropped on Russia.  When is the BidenHarris going to retaliate?  I know the Trump was/is a puppet of the Putin, so he wouldn't nuke Moscow.  But when will the BidenHarris nuke Moscow?
 
2021-04-23 6:14:30 AM  

stawmsacomin': Mmm sounds a lot like the 'Russian bounty' propaganda of last year.


If Russian bounties are fake, have the BidenHarris call out the news agencies for fake news.  Have the social media sites censor them for fake news.

Until they get called out for fake news, it is real news.

As such, we must demand the US nuke Moscow for putting a bounty on US soldiers.
 
2021-04-23 8:32:50 AM  
This sounds as credible as people attacking 5G towers. Or the Russian bounties from last year that everyone on this site jumped on but turned out to be (obvious) propaganda.
 
2021-04-23 9:40:51 AM  

Todorojo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The investigation includes one incident in Syria in the fall of 2020 in which several troops developed flu-like symptoms, two people familiar with the Pentagon probe said.

What if, and I am just spitballing here, but what if that was caused by, you know, the flu?

Actually, the influenza virus is easily detectable when respiratory specimens are examined through molecular assays and antigen detection tests.

But whatever. You иди, девочка!


I think the article poorly addresses this, though I think they're implying that they had the flu like symptoms and then got better in a period of time that suggested it was not the flu.
 
2021-04-23 9:43:12 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: stawmsacomin': Mmm sounds a lot like the 'Russian bounty' propaganda of last year.

If Russian bounties are fake, have the BidenHarris call out the news agencies for fake news.  Have the social media sites censor them for fake news.

Until they get called out for fake news, it is real news.

As such, we must demand the US nuke Moscow for putting a bounty on US soldiers.


Username checks out.
 
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