Bill Passed Makes FAA Clear Airspace for Military Drones in the U.S.

  • metta

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    Feb 19, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    Bill Passed Makes FAA Clear Airspace for Military Drones in the U.S.





    Less privacy for more jobs.
  • chgobuzz1

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    Feb 19, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    There is money to be made tracking all the cheating spouses! I cant wait to get one !
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    Feb 19, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    I do NOT like this.
  • chgobuzz1

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    Feb 19, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    There will be days when the sun is blotted out by the volume of drones overhead. They will be like cellphones floating in the skies in 5 years.The uses are unlimited. Its the next big thing.
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    Feb 19, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    Ok usually I'm al for protecting constitutional liberties, but seriously people. We're already being tacked minute by minute with our cell phones, TVs, computers... Fuck even my Refrigerator told me today that I needed to re-order milk. Not going to say I LIKE this Bil, but the whole "security and privacy" debates are a bit... too little too late or something? Get. Over. It. People know what you're doing. If you don't want them to, Move to Siberia. Or stop doing sketchy shit.
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    Feb 19, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    and the fools who voted for Obama are shocked by this? He, like Bush, is a killer, and he knew - from the moment he announced his candidacy -- that he would slaughter innocent people here and abroad . . .

    only the naive, the "progressive," and the simple could be surprised by such a development . . .
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    Feb 19, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    noren saidand the fools who voted for Obama are shocked by this? He, like Bush, is a killer, and he knew - from the moment he announced his candidacy -- that he would slaughter innocent people here and abroad . . .

    only the naive, the "progressive," and the simple could be surprised by such a development . . .



    wtf? What kind of toxins are you being exposed to in the water our there in Nevada?
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    Feb 19, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    Jeandeau said
    noren saidand the fools who voted for Obama are shocked by this? He, like Bush, is a killer, and he knew - from the moment he announced his candidacy -- that he would slaughter innocent people here and abroad . . .

    only the naive, the "progressive," and the simple could be surprised by such a development . . .



    wtf? What kind of toxins are you being exposed to in the water our there in Nevada?


    Maybe try refuting what he said instead of the snide comment.

    The Cia killed two American citizens in drone attacks. One wonders how that expanse of power and precedent will affect our civil liberties in the future.
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    Feb 19, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    Jeandeau said
    noren saidand the fools who voted for Obama are shocked by this? He, like Bush, is a killer, and he knew - from the moment he announced his candidacy -- that he would slaughter innocent people here and abroad . . .

    only the naive, the "progressive," and the simple could be surprised by such a development . . .



    wtf? What kind of toxins are you being exposed to in the water our there in Nevada?


    Maybe try refuting what he said instead of the snide comment.

    The Cia killed two American citizens in drone attacks. One wonders how that expanse of power and precedent will affect our civil liberties in the future.


    Yeah.. the world is better off with the death of those murderous fucks.
  • chgobuzz1

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    Feb 19, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    Look here in parts of Chicago the gangs rule entire neighborhoods and little kids get shot even inside their homes from the gunfights. The Gangs recruit poor kids at 10 years old. The taxpayers cannot pay for another 50,000 police officers. I am all for arming the drones and saturating those neighborhoods and having them shoot from the sky and track the gangs and the buyers of their drugs. Its like hiring hundreds of floating police over the neighborhood to destroy the gangs selling drugs to people driving in from the burbs. Until the day comes when all drugs are legal, maybe in 25 years, we have a right to live safely. These Drone Fleets will help us to do that until drugs are legalized. I did vote for Obama and am glad this will be legal. We already have street cameras watching most intersections and almost all business have cameras so there is NO public privacy at all to miss. It is faded away like the 1950's.
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    Feb 19, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
    chgobuzz1 saidLook here in parts of Chicago the gangs rule entire neighborhoods and little kids get shot even inside their homes from the gunfights. The Gangs recruit poor kids at 10 years old. The taxpayers cannot pay for another 50,000 police officers. I am all for arming the drones and saturating those neighborhoods and having them shoot from the sky and track the gangs and the buyers of their drugs. Its like hiring hundreds of floating police over the neighborhood to destroy the gangs selling drugs to people driving in from the burbs. Until the day comes when all drugs are legal, maybe in 25 years, we have a right to live safely. These Drone Fleets will help us to do that until drugs are legalized. I did vote for Obama and am glad this will be legal. We already have street cameras watching most intersections and almost all business have cameras so there is NO public privacy at all to miss. It is faded away like the 1950's.


    The drones will more likely be used for border security.
  • chgobuzz1

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    Feb 19, 2012 7:37 AM GMT
    Im thinking that a whole new field of private security is opening with leasing "time" on private drone fleets to local authorites. The uses for landscaping, construction measurements, metrics on who shops where, etc. are all private uses for these. This bill seems to open the door to most any use of them. Businesses can rent them to watch overnight when bar patrons leave and are often attacked... its unlimited. A group of neighbors can get together and rent them to watch the block etc. I bet all this is encouraged. They could be so small each of use could have our own. Can you say IDrone ?
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    Feb 19, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    musclmed said
    Jeandeau said
    noren saidand the fools who voted for Obama are shocked by this? He, like Bush, is a killer, and he knew - from the moment he announced his candidacy -- that he would slaughter innocent people here and abroad . . .

    only the naive, the "progressive," and the simple could be surprised by such a development . . .



    wtf? What kind of toxins are you being exposed to in the water our there in Nevada?


    Maybe try refuting what he said instead of the snide comment.

    The Cia killed two American citizens in drone attacks. One wonders how that expanse of power and precedent will affect our civil liberties in the future.


    apparently there's toxic water in W. Hollywood too. Who knew.
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    Feb 19, 2012 8:20 AM GMT
    Jeandeau said
    musclmed said
    Jeandeau said
    noren saidand the fools who voted for Obama are shocked by this? He, like Bush, is a killer, and he knew - from the moment he announced his candidacy -- that he would slaughter innocent people here and abroad . . .

    only the naive, the "progressive," and the simple could be surprised by such a development . . .



    wtf? What kind of toxins are you being exposed to in the water our there in Nevada?


    Maybe try refuting what he said instead of the snide comment.

    The Cia killed two American citizens in drone attacks. One wonders how that expanse of power and precedent will affect our civil liberties in the future.


    apparently there's toxic water in W. Hollywood too. Who knew.


    Apparently you have trouble with a conversation.

    Brilliant comeback, so when you disagree with someone you just look up where they are from and claim they drink toxic water. Oh so convincing.

    Ad hominem responses are a great strategy to win an argument.
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    Feb 19, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    I've been around now for nearly 6 decades, and it is very alarming to see all our gains in freedom and personal liberty being taken away and cheered on by the "KEEP US SAFE" crowd. There should be marching in the streets, all of this is part of the 'Patriot Act' and that ruse 'Homeland Security' brought to us by WHO ???? The GOD DAMN NEO CON's, but hell, don't say anything about that, that's a touchy subject because of who they were and are.

    Americans better wake up to the fact that our freedoms are slipping away over 'KEEPING US SAFE', its a crock of bullshit for the sake of control and when you've been here for multiple decades you can see a very real difference.

    We treat this lightly and call out those who rightly raise the alarm to our own demise, its not as simple as 'if your not doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about'. There is no point in our being watched everywhere we turn whether we're doing right or wrong except for control.

    Our government created the policies that created the blowback that created the terrorism that created the supposed need for "KEEPING US SAFE". end its the US governments colonial resource control actions abroad that created the problems in the first place or we wouldn't have nearly the problem that we do with terrorism that brought all this surveilance about at home. The CIA has told us and warned us about Blowback. OPEN YOUR EYES AND READ. There's far more to this surveilance state powers than meets the eye.
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    Feb 19, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    How about Google Maps photographing street views of your property? How about being able to go online and see satellite images of your home, in which you can even make out your car parked outside? And we know the military versions not released publicly are many times sharper. How often do you read about a crime where "video surveillance" recorded the perpetrator, except it's not just in a bank, but on public streets.

    So this stuff is here already, and not going away. But another concern I have is drone reliability. If these things start crashing into populated areas, or go astray and strike passenger aircraft (and all technology is fallible), then what do we do?
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    Feb 19, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    ...or get hacked into by less scrupulous individuals.
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    Feb 19, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    meninlove said...or get hacked into by less scrupulous individuals.

    That was actually a plot element in some James Bond movies, and in one of the Superman releases.
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    Feb 19, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. It is just another aircraft, but flown by a pilot on the ground, rather than a pilot sitting inside it.
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    Feb 19, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    i'm not going to weigh in on the merits of having drones in US airspace. What i WILL say though, is that I'd rather see that money going to infrastructure repairs and maintenance. The only reason roads here in NOLA are even GETTING repaired right now is because of the Submerged Roads Program that the Obama admin. put through after Katrina. There's shit down here on the ground that needs gov't money before we start flying more [gov't money] up in the sky.