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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:33 PM

Oy, the paranoia over domestic drones is getting ridiculous.

Yep, that unmanned search-and-rescue plane is really a CIA drone out to spy on you! NOT!

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Reply Oy, the paranoia over domestic drones is getting ridiculous. (Original post)
Odin2005 Apr 2012 OP
MineralMan Apr 2012 #1
trotsky Apr 2012 #2
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #3
trotsky Apr 2012 #4
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #5
trotsky Apr 2012 #6
TheWraith Apr 2012 #7
laconicsax Apr 2012 #8
ZombieHorde May 2012 #10
Unaccountable May 2012 #9

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:46 AM

1. Yup. The idea that the only way drones will be used is to

spy on people is a distortion. I even saw one person speculating that they'd be using drones to "take people out." The reality is that drones are far less expensive to operate and much safer than the helicopters now in use. Less noisy, too. The reality also is that they'll mostly be used for search and rescue, and to find the location of people who have committed violent crimes to help the police capture those criminals than for anything else.

Further, drones are still expensive to purchase and require costly, trained people to operate them, so we're not going to see them all over the place anyhow. Thanks for posting some common sense about this.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:35 AM

2. Problem is, they mesh so well with many DU biases, prejudices, and...

conspiracy theories.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. And what gets me about this paranoia is how NARCISSISTIC it is!

It presumes you are so special that the PTB are out to get you personally. It's borderline psychotic.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:33 PM

4. Well, just sayin'...

that fits pretty well with a lot of DU too.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

5. I thinks it's a big problem with our whole culture, nowadays.

Everyone thinks they are so special.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:39 PM

6. Well, I am!

I'm a special snowflake - my mom even said so!

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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

7. What always gets me is the logical disconnect there...

People suddenly have paranoid fits about drones... which will be used doing most of the same things HELICOPTERS have been doing for decades. And yet there's nobody who's suddenly wetting their pants about helicopters. In that way, it reminds me of how some people think a 100 watt cell phone tower will give you cancer, but a 100,000 watt TV transmitter is completely ignored.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:57 PM

8. Everyone knows 100 watts is 1000 times more powerful than 100,000 watts.

 

That's just basic homeopathy.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #8)

Mon May 14, 2012, 12:10 AM

10. Hahahahahaha! Good one! nt

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 02:46 PM

9. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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