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DailyDirt: Defend Yourself! (Or Give Peace A Chance...)

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John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is over)" song used to be routinely played on the radio towards the end of the year, but it seems that folks either "like" or "really hate" holiday songs (and that Baby Boomers are still in control of popular holiday music). In any case, if you received a shiny new "Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle" last weekend, here are some other advanced weapons that you might shoot your eye out with. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Grae (profile), Dec 28th, 2011 @ 5:26pm

    The real target for all these "non-lethal" solutions are the average citizens

    Given that NATO and the U.S. DoD define "temporary blindness" as "temporary or permanent" has a frightening implication: value your eyesight? Don't protest or stand up for your rights.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 28th, 2011 @ 5:51pm

    Re: The real target for all these "non-lethal" solutions are the average citizens

    time to invest in mirrored sunglasses!

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 28th, 2011 @ 6:07pm

    Re: The real target for all these "non-lethal" solutions are the average citizens

    Police officers have already shown citizens that pepper spray and tazers aren't exactly "friendly" weapons for crowd control....

    Hopefully, demonstrators won't create an "arms race" of non-lethal weaponry.

     

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    Transbot9, Dec 28th, 2011 @ 7:08pm

    Fun Fact

    Tasers and stun guns are illegal in the state of Wisconsin. Air-compression powered projectiles, however, are not.

     

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    umb231 (profile), Dec 28th, 2011 @ 7:49pm

    Smart mine that knows not to blow up it's own troops? good.
    Smart mine that decides to blow up it's own troops anyways? bad.

     

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    abc gum, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 4:43am

    Re: Re: The real target for all these "non-lethal" solutions are the average citizens

    "Hopefully, demonstrators won't create an "arms race" of non-lethal weaponry."

    Hopefully ... the human race will wake the hell up and realize much of their activities are counter productive.

    Yeah I know - dream on.

     

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    abc gum, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 4:45am

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    Smart Mine - new addition to the list of oxymorons

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 29th, 2011 @ 12:40pm

    Re: Re: The real target for all these "non-lethal" solutions are the average citizens

    It's actually questionable IF tazers are non-lethal. At least one Canadian police agency has been instructed by the courts and a coroner to treat them as such after a nasty death at Vancouver International Airport some years back.

    (The RCMP, by the way, and, in the way of the RCMP there's no knowing if they've actually complied.)

     

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    abc gum, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 5:44pm

    Re: Re: Re: The real target for all these "non-lethal" solutions are the average citizens

    Most law enforcement types consider the tazer to be a means of administering encouragement (aka torture).

     

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    mymothersbasement (profile), Dec 30th, 2011 @ 6:58am

    someday

    Someday, maybe 3 years from now, it will all be a domino effect. Some huge company will take all there domains when they expire, and others will follow suit. That is what I expect. These things are all rather slow but I expect to see a new dominate player hoster in 3 years.

     

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