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    Dual-use is a term often used in politics and diplomacy to refer to technology which can be used for both peaceful and military aims.

    Voice of God Weapon - Auditory Hallucination of War

    Duel-Use Technology, Voice of God Commercial - For Prilosex

    Duel-Use Technology

    'Battlefield illusions' to Baffle enemies, Aims to cause 'auditory and visual' hallucinations

    Darpa says it aims to, 'Demonstrate and assess the operational effectiveness of advanced human-deceptive technologies on military ground, sea, and airborne systems,' according to the report in Wired.
    Wired magazine's Noah Schachtman says, 'This is not the first time that military researchers have tried to confuse foes with sights or sounds that aren’t really there.'

    'In the early years of the war on terror, many in the defense tech community floated the idea of a

    'Voice of God' weapon. The idea was to use directed sound waves to convince would-be jihadis that Allah himself was speaking in their ears — and ordering them to put down their suicide belts.'

    When radio and television stations began airing subliminal commercials, it lead to two congressional bills to ban the practice being introduced in 1958 and 1959 both of which died before being voted upon.

    On February 8 and March 12, 1958, Representatives Wright and Hosmer introduced Bills H.R. 10802 and 11363, "to make unlawful the use of subliminal advertising on television and prescribing penalties."

    Both bills were referred to the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, but no hearings were held. Mr. Wright reintroduced his bill January 9, 1959, H.R. 1998. Again, the bill was referred to but never reported out of committee.

    85TH US Congress

    Representative James C. Wright, Jr. (D)- TX

    Representative Craig Hosmer (R) - CA

    Instances of Subliminal Messages

    Speaker John Boehner called on President Obama to "deal honestly" with the fiscal problems facing the country. 12. 22. 2012

    by anyname on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:18:35 PM PST

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