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The Power of Music

August 24, 2017 • By

In 1989, U.S military marched into Panama with the intention of capturing Manuel Noriega who was a military dictator and wanted for drug trafficking. Manuel Noriega was soon out of options and decided to hide in the Vatican Embassy situated in the city of Panama. He knew that by staying here he would be protected by the U.S diplomatic procedures which deterred the U.S forces from entering the embassy.

Despite these restrictions they did not give up instead, they came up with a plan to get Noriega out of the premises. The plan involved, the use of blasting music especially rock and heavy metal set at very high volumes. Also, the music was to be played continuously without stopping and was aimed at irritating and sending messages to Noriega. Some of the songs in the playlist include ”No More Mister Nice Guy” by Alice Cooper,” ”Give It Up,” by K.C. and ”Paranoid” by Black Sabbath. From the themes you could clearly tell Noriega was in deep trouble and no one was ready to let it go. To make matters worse, the Central America U.S military radio station only played what the troops requested and during this period, most request were deliberately directed to Noriega. Later on, the U.S Southern command stated in a report that, as the number of troops increased the requests become more creative. Some favorites were ”Wanted Dead Or Alive.” by Bon Jovi, ”The End,” by The Doors and ”Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses.

During Christmas Eve and Christmas day Noriega was allowed into the Vatican Embassy and the radio was only permitted to broadcast Christmas songs. However, after Christmas the theme went back to smoking out Noriega. On 27th December, a member from a Psychological Operations team called and informed the military how they make use of their speakers. What followed was an order from U.S General Maxwell who instructed that the loud speakers be placed around Vatican. According to reports, Noriega partially liked opera so the playlist included ”Danger Zone,” by Kenny Loggins, ”Refugee,” by Tom Petty, ”Never Gonna Give You Up,” and ”Panama” by Van Halen. The trend continued for days without any success and most people were not so pleased with the militaries approach. White House was not happy and the music stopped after some days. Bret Scowcroft who was president George H.W Bush security adviser, termed the use of loud volumes as ”undignified”Finally, Noriega surrendered on 3rd January 1990, he was taken to Miami where he underwent trial and was convicted for drug trafficking. He spent almost two decades in prison and recently died on May 29, 2017.


General, Kids

Kids Listening To Music Outdoors And Other Safety Tips For The Summer

August 24, 2017 • By

Summer is right around the corner. It’s time to think about visits to the beach, cooking outside on the grill and bike riding to the park. Don’t forget to consider the security of your family this summer season when you are taking part in all the fun, outside summer activities. Here are many summer safety tips to stay in mind.

Bike Riding and Helmets
Whether the kid is riding a motorbike or scooter, using rollerblades or a skateboard, a helmet is important. The helmet should match the activity too. Skateboard helmets shouldn’t be used for bike riding. Every helmet guards a unique area of the head additional with efficiency based on the activity. Helmets ought to work properly on every kid, and every kid ought to have his or her own helmet. Parents should lead by example and wear a helmet further.

Grilling and Fire Safety
For safety throughout GA barbecues, don’t let kids mess around the grill. Once parents are close to the grill, babies need to be close to the oldsters. Have another adult watch the tiny ones while you’re grilling. Older youngsters ought to be directed to play far from the hot grill. Take care that the grill isn’t in a busy space, and take care the grill isn’t touched when use. It stays hot for an extended time.

Beach and Water Safety
Parents should keep an eye on their youngsters even if there are lifeguards at the beach. Even youngsters who are nice swimmers will get into trouble. They may not be ready to get the eye of a lifesaver who is overseeing dozens of others. Ultimately, you’re the only one looking at and concerned together with your child’s safety on GA beaches and swimming areas. Assume that no-one is looking at your kid except you. Bother will happen in a moment. Rip currents are a serious drawback in the ocean; however there are dangers in lakes, streams or creeks as well. Take care regarding letting your youngsters jump from high places into water that isn’t clear. You ne’er understand what’s hiding below the surface.

Hiking and Bugs
Follow these summer safety tips once hiking. In the summer, a big concern is ticks. Tick bites are responsible for some very serious problems like Lyme disease. Wear protecting clothing with long sleeves. Use bug repellent that’s created for hiking. It’ll have the ingredients required to stay ticks at bay. At the top of any hike, check all members of the family for ticks, particularly the scalp wherever ticks will hide easily.

First Aid Kits
Always have a first aid kit equipped and readily available just in case of an emergency. Have one within the automobile and if you’ll be at a long distance from the automobile, bring one with you. Youngsters can be cut or scraped easily within the summertime because they’re outside playing; however there are different dangers further. First aid kits often contain ice packs and bandages to manage bleeding till the person can be dropped at an emergency room.
Home Safety and Security


While you’re involved with your children’s safety in GA when they’re outside, be conscious of the issues which will result in the summer months. Windows that are open throughout the day to catch a breeze should be closed at nighttime. It’s easy to forget about home safety when youngsters are running in and out of the house. Every night check to take care all windows are locked on each floor. Within the upstairs windows, consider window clips so that windows can only be opened a few inches.