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Several of the diplomats targeted in those strange sonic weapon attacks in Cuba have suffered from permanent brain damage, according to medical records obtained by CBS News. Both American and Canadian envoys to Havana have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury, along with likely damage to the central nervous system.

Consultants from the University of Miami Health System were asked by the State Department to evaluate the diplomats that were suffering from a similar range of symptoms – including hearing loss, nausea, and migraines – in the Cuban capital city.

A little recap: a few weeks ago, it became apparent that several diplomats from both the US and Canada had fallen ill in Cuba, with several of them quitting their assignments abroad early and returning home, and others ordered to leave on a permanent basis in order to make sure they make a full recovery.

The symptoms, as mentioned, were always the same, and they only seemed to occur on Cuban state-owned properties, which also includes the residences the envoys lived in while on their assignments. After an investigation by both the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began in earnest, they came to the conclusion that a sonic device – an acoustic weapon – was to blame.

Confusion abounded – not just in terms of the motivation behind the attacks, and the identity of the antagonists, but with regards to the technology being used. Sonic weapons do exist, but they mostly consist of using audible sound, fired in narrow beams, to disperse troublesome crowds. Initial reports on these Havana attacks suggested the weapons were inaudible, at least to human hearing.



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Turns out they'd just gone to a Metallica concert together.


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Turns out they'd just gone to a Metallica concert together.


Metallica qualifies as a sonic weapon? I would've figured it to be the Spice Girls or Avril Lavigne or Sum 41.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:49 am 
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Metallica are well overrated.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:51 am 
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Metallica are well overrated.


x1000

I learned every Metallica song when I was 14, thought they were the shit. Turns out it was only Dave Mustaine who could actually write anything.


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barcelona wrote:
Metallica are well overrated.


x1000

I learned every Metallica song when I was 14, thought they were the shit. Turns out it was only Dave Mustaine who could actually write anything.

You want to listen to a fucking great band? Listen to Opeth.

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Several of the diplomats targeted in those strange sonic weapon attacks in Cuba have suffered from permanent brain damage, according to medical records obtained by CBS News. Both American and Canadian envoys to Havana have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury, along with likely damage to the central nervous system.

Consultants from the University of Miami Health System were asked by the State Department to evaluate the diplomats that were suffering from a similar range of symptoms – including hearing loss, nausea, and migraines – in the Cuban capital city.

A little recap: a few weeks ago, it became apparent that several diplomats from both the US and Canada had fallen ill in Cuba, with several of them quitting their assignments abroad early and returning home, and others ordered to leave on a permanent basis in order to make sure they make a full recovery.

The symptoms, as mentioned, were always the same, and they only seemed to occur on Cuban state-owned properties, which also includes the residences the envoys lived in while on their assignments. After an investigation by both the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began in earnest, they came to the conclusion that a sonic device – an acoustic weapon – was to blame.

Confusion abounded – not just in terms of the motivation behind the attacks, and the identity of the antagonists, but with regards to the technology being used. Sonic weapons do exist, but they mostly consist of using audible sound, fired in narrow beams, to disperse troublesome crowds. Initial reports on these Havana attacks suggested the weapons were inaudible, at least to human hearing.



http://www.iflscience.com/technology/bi ... dark-turn/


When it's done to murricans it's not conspiracy tinfoil theory.

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Suspected sonic attacks on US embassy staff in Cuba are believed to have been caused by the sound of crickets, scientists have claimed.

Researchers in the UK and US now say there is "strong evidence that an echoing cricket call, rather than a sonic attack or other technological device" was responsible for the noises.

They studied audio recorded by US staff in Cuba which was released by the Associated Press in 2017.

The sound matched "in nuanced detail" the calling song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known as Anurogryllus celerinictus, according to researchers.

They said playing the crickets' call on a loudspeaker when recorded indoors produced a sound "virtually indistinguishable" from the alleged sonic attacks.

"This provides strong evidence that an echoing cricket call, rather than a sonic attack or other technological device, is responsible for the sound in the released recording," the researchers said.


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Suspected sonic attacks on US embassy staff in Cuba are believed to have been caused by the sound of crickets, scientists have claimed.

Researchers in the UK and US now say there is "strong evidence that an echoing cricket call, rather than a sonic attack or other technological device" was responsible for the noises.

They studied audio recorded by US staff in Cuba which was released by the Associated Press in 2017.

The sound matched "in nuanced detail" the calling song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known as Anurogryllus celerinictus, according to researchers.

They said playing the crickets' call on a loudspeaker when recorded indoors produced a sound "virtually indistinguishable" from the alleged sonic attacks.

"This provides strong evidence that an echoing cricket call, rather than a sonic attack or other technological device, is responsible for the sound in the released recording," the researchers said.


https://news.sky.com/story/suspected-so ... s-11601281



crickets, shuuuuure >&8~

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Suspected sonic attacks on US embassy staff in Cuba are believed to have been caused by the sound of crickets, scientists have claimed.

Researchers in the UK and US now say there is "strong evidence that an echoing cricket call, rather than a sonic attack or other technological device" was responsible for the noises.

They studied audio recorded by US staff in Cuba which was released by the Associated Press in 2017.

The sound matched "in nuanced detail" the calling song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known as Anurogryllus celerinictus, according to researchers.

They said playing the crickets' call on a loudspeaker when recorded indoors produced a sound "virtually indistinguishable" from the alleged sonic attacks.

"This provides strong evidence that an echoing cricket call, rather than a sonic attack or other technological device, is responsible for the sound in the released recording," the researchers said.


https://news.sky.com/story/suspected-so ... s-11601281



crickets, shuuuuure >&8~


Never heard of a bug loud enough to make people sick or go deaf. Even the noisiest bug in Colorado the cicada is nowhere loud enough even when you have a thousand of them all around you chirping off.

I don't buy it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:06 am 
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They don't say the crickets caused the health problems, only that the noise was crickets.

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tricksy ;)

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It was all in their head, apparently:

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An illness that mysteriously spread among US embassy staff in Cuba and was blamed on a suspected sonic attack was most likely caused by emotional trauma and fear, according to a new report.


https://news.sky.com/story/havana-syndr ... k-11850319

I'm sure Trump will be on the phone to Cuba any moment now.

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It was all in their head, apparently:

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An illness that mysteriously spread among US embassy staff in Cuba and was blamed on a suspected sonic attack was most likely caused by emotional trauma and fear, according to a new report.


https://news.sky.com/story/havana-syndr ... k-11850319

I'm sure Trump will be on the phone to Cuba any moment now.


The final statement in the story says this:

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"There is no need to resort to exotic explanations. Claims that the patients were suffering from brain and auditory damage are not borne out by the data."


Seems pretty "exotic" to claim 22 people all suffered hearing loss and sickness because of the "stress" of kicking it down in Havana. Got to believe it is much more stressful being stationed in Pakistan, Russia or China (especially during the Cold War)..........let alone millions of our soldiers who have been stationed in very stressful situations in battle zones. Where are all of the other hearing loss cases?


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Got to believe it is much more stressful being stationed in Pakistan, Russia or China (especially during the Cold War)..........let alone millions of our soldiers who have been stationed in very stressful situations in battle zones. Where are all of the other hearing loss cases?


Yes but do they have noisy crickets?

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The stress of living in paradise, drinking too much rum, beautiful people, far ass stogies...the horrors. Food sucks though.

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The stress of living in paradise, drinking too much rum, beautiful people, far ass stogies...the horrors. Food sucks though.


You don’t like unsalted bean paste?


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How are they detecting the brain damage in the victims?

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How are they detecting the brain damage in the victims?

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They switched their vote to Trump? :-??

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