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Protest Rocket

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:59 pm

The world keeps getting stranger and stranger. Someone has come up with a "protest rocket". It's designed to deliver a payload of propaganda, SuperWeeds, etc....

Just wait until someone mistakes it for a SAM or MANPAD....

Note the "fetching" model it's displayed with...  Smile

http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/N55ROCKETSYSTEM/N55ROCKETSYSTEM.html
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RE: Protest Rocket

Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:56 pm

Remember that scene from M.A.S.H. when Hawk Eye Pierce and McIntyre try to disarm a projectile that fell in the middle of the hospital, only to find out it was a US "propaganda rocket" filled with pamphlets fired in the wrong direction?  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Protest Rocket

Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:16 am

I couldn't get the link to work but Guys, militaries have had propaganda bombs since the first world war.

It ain't anything new, other then the way to get it to the targeted audience.
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RE: Protest Rocket

Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:35 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
militaries have had propaganda bombs since the first world war.

It's new for protestors and the SuperWeed payload is certainly a new twist on protesting.....

Per the link, SuperWeeds are genetically modified, herbicide resistant weeds targeted at genetically modified crops... I don't know if they really exist though.... kind of sounds like the guy has been smokin' what he's been growin'  Smile
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RE: Protest Rocket

Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:23 pm

They sound criminal at best if they're as described...
 
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RE: Protest Rocket

Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:27 pm

At the altitudes described by the manufacturer, I hope they don't fire them without knowing full and well that aircraft aren't in the area.
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