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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 06.11.05 | 19:01 (IST)

    I can remember the USAF breaking the sound barrier over Santa Barbara, CA, when I was a kid back in the mid-1950's. It startled some people for a second and rattled a few window panes, but that was about it. The practice was discontinued when it was discovered that some chickens and cows were not producing as many eggs nor as much milk respectively as they had been before. What does Gideon Levy want Israel to do? Set up load speakers and call out "Fire in the hole" before the next sonic boom? We all have to live with noise pollution. Welcome to the 21st Century!

    from the article: Demons in the skies of the Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 06.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 06.11.05
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