Crowd control and riot control have been a huge challenge for many traditional law enforcement departments. While pepper spray, water hoses and riot police can be effective for dispersing a large number of people, they can often cause collateral damage. In many cases, rioters and police can be injured in physical confrontations. However, this may change in the not-so-distant future. The following article explores how microwave technology can be used for crowd dispersal.
Many people enjoy microwaving meals in their kitchen or office. With a traditional microwave, it’s possible to heat up a meal or snack in only a few minutes. A kitchen microwave is tuned on a special frequency to ensure that it can adequate penetrate all areas of a food product. However, it’s possible to set microwave radiation devices so that they can’t penetrate the surface of an object.
A new microwave way gun uses a special frequency to heat the surface of objects to a very high temperature. This technology was developed by DARPA and the United States Navy over the past few years. When an individual is exposed to this microwave gun, the surface of his or her skin will heat up several degrees very quickly. This can create a sensation of pain in an individual or group.
By only penetrating the top layer of skin, a microwave gun poses a minimal safety hazard. However, it creates a sensation that unlike anything else found in life. Many people have described a sensation similar to that of a hot oven. When an individual feels this sensation, he or she will instinctively move away from it. Once an individual is out of range, he or she will feel completely normal. To date, there are no known negative effects from the microwave gun.
This can be beneficial for use in areas where traditional crowd control techniques may not work. Since tear gas, pepper spray and riot batons can inflict serious injuries on protesters, many police departments try to minimize their use.
With the microwave gun, it’s possible to disperse a large crowd of people in only a few seconds. While the microwave gun can be effective, it’s important to remember that it has several significant limitations in its current form.
Since the microwave beam is designed to only penetrate the body by a few millimeters, the beam can be blocked by excessive humidity in the air. If an individual is covered with water, the water on that individual’s skin will heat up by several degrees. However, this will simply result in a pleasant warming sensation.
Conversely, very dry conditions can exacerbate the pain caused by these devices. Since dry skin has more exposed nerve endings, the sensation of pain can increase significantly under low humidity conditions.
It’s also important to understand how microwave beams can impact different parts of the body. While microwave beams don’t cause harm to the skin, they may cause significant damage to the eyes. While most people will close their eyes instinctively, some people may be unconscious or unable to close their eyes. This may result in blindness under some circumstances.
In addition, it may be possible to deflect microwaves with a metal surface. Under some conditions, this may amplify a beam to dangerous levels. If an individual is wearing metal on his or her clothing, this individual may be at an increased risk of injury.
In its current form, the microwave gun takes several hours to heat up. Because of this, it can’t be used for rapid response situations. However, this may change in the future.
Brandon Tucker is a gunsmith and guest author at BecomeGunsmith.com, a site with information about online gunsmith training.
“The Purpose Driven Life” is a bestseller written by mega-church pastor Rick Warren. It has been used across the nation in Sunday school classes, Bible studies, and through individual reading. While the book has raised criticism, many readers claim that it has changed their life in a positive way. Listed below are four things I learned when I read “The Purpose Driven Life”.
It’s that time of year again. Time to dodge girl scouts before they corner you and you have no choice but to buy boxes of cookies, which you will undoubtedly eat and then have to work off at the gym. Over 210 billion calories worth of girl scout cookies are sold each year. At 3,500 calories per pound of fat, that means there are more than 60 billion pounds of fat to burn in the aftermath of cookie season. Yes, girl scouts are evil.
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Here’s a comparison of one of my favorite companies for computers and gadget stuff to one of my favorite fruits.
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I’m thinking about committing a crime… and they already know about it!
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Forensic nursing sounds kind of cute, almost like the job consists of wearing a sexy nurse outfit while studying the details of a crime from the safety of a lab… and bending over really far to look closely at blood samples. While that may be somewhat true, there are also plenty of forensic nursing jobs which involve braving the scene of the crime and permeating every dangerous corner of it to collect the tiniest bits of forensic and physical evidence. There’s also the aspect of dealing with victims, dead and alive, who have sustained horrific physical injuries. Television never really talks about these things besides to create a poorly mocked up CGI image of fake blood on a clearly living actor’s ‘corpse’ — but real life is a lot more gruesome. The real forensic nursing professionals have less witty banter and don’t drive Hummers, but they do save lives and solve crimes by putting aside all squeamishness and facing the goriest, most daunting of situations to collect evidence needed for closing cases. Here are some nasty, uncomfortable situations found only in forensic nursing.
Forensic Nursing Crime Scene Investigator
The forensic nursing crime scene investigator must brave the grueling task of closely inspecting a crime scene for infinitesimal specks of evidence, collecting them carefully, preserving them just as carefully, organizing the information in a neat little notebook, and bringing it back for inspection. “Evidence” is a clean, technical sounding term… but the reality is a lot more gruesome. Evidence can mean pubic hair stuck to the genitals of a corpse which has been rotting for several weeks. It can mean climbing down treacherous rocks near the ocean to retrieve blood spatter which has spilled down from a murder above. It can also mean pulling fibers or other trace evidence from the mushy mess of a body’s stomped-in, maggot infested skull. These horrific details don’t exactly inspire visions of CSI, which probably gets a lot of kids interested in crime scene investigation via its inaccurate, dumbed down portrayal of forensic nursing. It may be extremely difficult to deal with, but picking through these gruesome scenes is a job essential to solving crimes and putting away heartless murderers.
Forensic Nursing Sexual Assault Examiner
The position of forensic nursing sexual assault examiner is debatably better and worse than that of a forensic nursing crime scene investigator. On the darker side, the forensic nursing sexual assault examiner must deal with live patients who are usually traumatized, hurt, and afraid. It can be exhausting and disheartening to constantly see pained individuals who have been hurt by malicious, evil people — it’s not exactly an inspirational or motivational work poster any way you picture it. On the brighter side, it may be easier for some to work with the living than examine the dead in various stages of decomposition and in all sorts of gory situations. It’s also interesting to think about the difference between helping a murder victim who is dead and helping a rape victim who is still living. It must be gratifying to solve a case dealing with either rape or murder, but it must feel rewarding to have a rape victim thank you and go on to live a life with closure in regards to his or her case. Examining children can also be hard because sex abuse against kids is pretty much the most heinous, vile crime imaginable. There’s also the aspect of dealing with people who have sustained terrible injuries from their attackers.
Forensic Nursing for Child and Elderly Abuse
Abuse of a child or elderly individual is so terrible that it makes up an entirely different category of forensic nursing. In fact, the forensic nursing branches dealing with child abuse and dealing with elderly abuse are completely separate from one another, too. Special courses prepare forensic nursing professionals to deal with child and elderly maltreatment and its underlying courses. It’s possible to discover that a child or elderly person has been abused just by examining the way that person reacts when dealing with doctors or other professionals who have to examine them, which may seem threatening to a victim of abuse. It may be especially difficult to deal with children or the elderly who have been sexually abused, especially when examining severe physical injuries on the genitals or other areas on the body.
Testifying in Court
Testifying in court is the least gruesome aspect of a forensic nursing professionals job, but it still makes the list for being difficult and emotionally exhausting. Testifying in court can be particularly disheartening when facing distraught families of both victim and suspect; providing damning forensic nursing testimony for or against any one individual is sure to make at least one party unhappy. It can also be difficult when giving testimony regarding an individual that the forensic nursing professional may feel empathy and sympathy for; the crimes of another may be wrong, but that doesn’t mean that the people locking that person up will feel pleasure doing so — or even should. It can also be emotionally trying to have to repeatedly attend a long, drawn out trial which can last for months or even years. Not a nasty situation in the sense of goriness and direct exposure to horror shows, but definitely something that requires a great deal of emotional and mental strength nonetheless.
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There are a billion jobs that a marketing degree can get you; from head of a marketing team to the PR pawn running a company’s Facebook and Twitter, the corporate ladder of marketing is an extensive one. Advertising, promotions, sales, public relations, blah, blah blah. It isn’t always the most exciting thing in the world, especially when marketing stiff corporate products like Hilton Hotels, some snotty brand of wine or Michael Buble’s upcoming album. If you’re thinking of pursuing a marketing degree but don’t want to get stuck in the annals of modern day slavery, you’re out of luck. You can, however, at least choose a job that involves some sort of creativity or — even better — political activism. If you’ve always wanted to make a statement, stand out, or just be able to express your creativity while being showered with thousand dollar bills, there are some offbeat careers in marketing that may be for you. Here are some interesting, offbeat jobs you can earn with the help of a marketing degree.
Drugs. Everybody loves em. Even the Catholics. Rarely will you come across a person who doesn’t love their drugs. Weed, alcohol, cigarettes, antidepressants, anxiety medication, cocaine, vaccines, even cough syrup and simple headache relieving acetaminophen. With so many drugs to promote, how can you choose? Cocaine is out. So is stuff like meth and heroin (for now…just wait). Promoting alcohol and cigarettes has been done over a billion times; unless you want to think up new scenarios between that really hot girl and guy at the bar, forget it. Moving on to weed. Using your marketing degree to pursue a career promoting weed would actually be culturally significant; America is now hitting weed-puberty, and things are a’changin’. Legalization is sweeping the nation state by state, and legitimate marijuana growing and distributing plants are popping up just as quickly. However, many people still remain vehemently opposed to marijuana legalization, as the actions of crappy police against dispensaries have shown us. Legal, legitimate businesses are still raided and shut down due to the discrepancy between state and federal laws; that is, the state has legalized what the country has not. Therefore, the authorities create counterproductive situations in which time and money is wasted harassing innocent and peaceful business owners. Marketing degree to the rescue! Pot can’t defend itself; some of these businesses not only need promotional expertise from the guy with the marketing degree, but they also need clever, defensive, educational campaigns to intelligently spread the truth about marijuana. It would be nice if people realized that even though Satan probably smokes a ton of weed, there’s not much evil about it (unless you’re feeding it to your baby. Don’t do that).
Feeling evil and disappointed that pot can’t deliver the type of destruction and turmoil you had hoped? Not to worry, there are always behemoth black holes of death like Pfizer, a drug company which literally murders children each year with its experimental vaccines. If you really need a challenge, making them look good may be it.
Everyone knows that celebrities aren’t real people; they’re products! Like any successful product, the celebrity must be aggressively and tactfully marketed. Sometimes, tactfully means ‘tweeting nudes on VMA night’ or ‘releasing a sex tape because no one’s paying attention to me anymore’. Your marketing degree can get you hired by a celebrity, but if you’re fresh out of school, you may have to start with the beneath-the-boardwalk trash like Heidi Montag or Octomom. If you haven’t heard of those two people, it’s because they were marginally famous, mildly attractive women who became famous simply for being incredible attention whores. Marketing that kind of person must be annoying to say the least. Not only do the rabid crowds of celebrity gossip enthusiasts not care about either one, but they’re actually annoyed and tired of even hearing about them. Apply your marketing degree to that! What kind of campaign can save two shallow, vapid women who have done nothing for society but promote materialism and unabashedly express their obsession (mental illness) with fame? Again, not to worry. There are always more interesting, more attractive celebrities who are slowly degrading their letter grades from A to D. Lindsay Lohan would probably be fun to work with — kind of. Besides the exhaustion caused by trying to convince the world she isn’t a drug-addled retard, the perks probably include a ton of free cocaine and alcohol. Go Lindsay! Your marketing degree can also be of use to celebrities who are all fun and no high school drama, like comedians or the host of a children’s television show.
Yes, even abortion clinics have a marketing department with qualified degree holding professionals. More abortions! More abortions! No, that’s not right. Marketing an abortion clinic probably isn’t about tempting the young, poverty stricken drug addict to abort her crack baby. It’s most likely an attempt to keep the clinic’s name as clean as possible; those crazy Christians should be coming by with their graphic signs of mutilated babies any minute now. How can you show the public that your abortion clinic is actually pretty nice? You can’t say it outright; it just sounds wrong. You can’t talk about the cushy waiting room or the drugs they give you afterward. Don’t mention the sexy doctors. Instead, it would probably involve promoting the clinic as clean, safe, and discrete. If there’s another clinic across town, you’re in competition. The guy who has just earned his marketing degree might be tempted to pay off the Christians, sending them to the other place. The experienced degree-holder would probably do the same thing, come to think of it. Or maybe that’s just me.
Why do people do these things? We may never know but ask any X-Ray Technician about their work and you may just have a very interesting conversation.
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