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Imaginary Weapons

Posted on Oct 30, 2007
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James Harris and Josh Scheer

Truthdig speaks with Sharon Weinberger, whose book “Imaginary Weapons” looks into why the Pentagon has spent billions of dollars on fantastical weapons programs, some of which defy the laws of physics.

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By Craig, November 20, 2007 at 7:09 am Link to this comment
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This is completely off topic, but…

The difference in volume between the interviewer and the guest on this recording makes it difficult to listen to this clip on speakers. Having to turn down the volume everytime the interviewer asks a question and back up to hear the guest made me just turn it off, eventually.

The percieved difference in volume is less on headphones, which is the cause of the imbalance in the first place. If producers would simply remix the clip with a limiter, or by “normalizing” the lower volume in a digital audio editing program, the problem would be solved.

I only bring it up because the audience would be increased by taking the relatively little time to do this, and god knows progressive voices need all the amplification they can get.

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By Claire M., November 1, 2007 at 4:59 pm Link to this comment
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This is the same thing at play with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signing into law faulty gun microchip technology against the advice of his own advisers, including liberals at UCLA, who indicated this technology does not work—and there is no guarantee that it will work.  But it sounds good to the ignorant, and appeases a group of stridently hysterical people on a mission, so it’s great political fodder. It’s all for appearances.

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