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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:05 AM

Talk of drones patrolling US skies spawns anxiety

Source: Associated Press

Talk of drones patrolling US skies spawns anxiety

AP foreign, Tuesday June 19 2012

JOAN LOWY

Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) The prospect that thousands of drones could be patrolling U.S. skies by the end of this decade is raising the specter of a Big Brother government that peers into backyards and bedrooms.

The worries began mostly on the political margins, but there are signs that ordinary people are starting to fret that unmanned aircraft could soon be circling overhead.

Jeff Landry, a freshman Republican congressman from Louisiana's coastal bayou country, said constituents have stopped him while shopping at Walmart to talk about it.

"There is a distrust amongst the people who have come and discussed this issue with me about our government," Landry said. "It's raising an alarm with the American public."

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10296139

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Reply Talk of drones patrolling US skies spawns anxiety (Original post)
Eugene Jun 2012 OP
yellowcanine Jun 2012 #1
NNN0LHI Jun 2012 #2
yellowcanine Jun 2012 #4
pscot Jun 2012 #6
yellowcanine Jun 2012 #7
pscot Jun 2012 #8
yellowcanine Jun 2012 #10
Lasher Jun 2012 #3
Meiko Jun 2012 #5
Indi Guy Jun 2012 #9
randome Jun 2012 #11

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. Drones could be the new Black Helicopters.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:20 AM

2. Could?

More like are.

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:37 AM

4. I am talking about a boogey man which everyone uses for their own purposes.

Most boogey men start with a kernel of truth.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:59 AM

6. Except that drones are a real bogey

and Black Helicopters were bogus baloney.

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Response to pscot (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:08 AM

7. Drones are real and so were black helicopters. It is just that every kook with an itch will now be

blaming drones for all that is wrong with the world.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:31 AM

8. Drones certainly symbolize a lot of what's gone wrong

with this country, from the intrusions of the "Patriot" act to the indiscriminate slaughter of Afghani and Pakistani villagers. I don't recall anyone being killed by a black helicopter.

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Response to pscot (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:12 PM

10. As with drones, lots of people killed by black helicopters, just not in the U.S.

And I think the main fear of drones in the U.S. is that they will be used for spying on people.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:31 AM

3. Are you shitting me?

There's already cameras at every traffic light, spy satellites can watch you take a piss in the woods, and I see Mary Jane helicopters above my property all the time. Big Brother is already here - with or without the drones.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:51 AM

5. Wait until one of those

 

suckers runs out of fuel or has an engine malfunction and is forced to land on the highway. Then the people will be going "What the hell is that thing" I have no idea how many of these things they are going to have floating around, quite a few I would imagine, everyone will want in on the ground level, 2 or 3 just to start.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:07 AM

9. From 'The Young Turks'...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:18 PM

11. Drones stole my underwear!

I swear it happened!

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