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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Because American citizens are too stupid and immoral to do what they should rather than what they want to without "Big Brother" watching.

    Oh, and this isn't going to make a huge amount of difference. They already do it with satellites.
    I'd think you'd be in favor of this, given that you won't leave the house without being strapped or conducting extensive pre-reconnaissance to make sure you have multiple escape routes. Obviously you must think that crime is insanely out control, right?

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I'd think you'd be in favor of this, given that you won't leave the house without being strapped or conducting extensive pre-reconnaissance to make sure you have multiple escape routes. Obviously you must think that crime is insanely out control, right?
    I'm totally in favor of this. No question about it.

    Crime is out of control in our society today. Though most of it is still legal.

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Not the local PD's, but definitely the Feds. About 10 years ago a local gun club got an interesting package from the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection..... A recent law had been passed that required all shooting facilities in the state to be pointed away from any body of water on the property. Clubs were given 18 months to relocate their facilities. About 9 months after the law was passed, this club received the package, which contained satelite imagery showing their Skeet/Trap range still facing a small pond on their property, with a not so nice hand-written note reminding them about the law. The club already had plans in place to turn the range, but it hadn't been completed yet. So, if you don't think that State and potentially Local Law Enforcement agencies can get that imagery, I would suggest you're mistaken.
    I am curious about this one. Is there an article or anything? Do we know it wasn't a google maps image?
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I'm totally in favor of this. No question about it.

    Crime is out of control in our society today. Though most of it is still legal.
    What is a legal crime? Contriception?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I am curious about this one. Is there an article or anything? Do we know it wasn't a google maps image?
    No there is not. I happen to be friends and a fellow competitor to a number of members/officers of a fish and game club in Central Massachusetts that this happened to. They were already in the process of obtaining the necessary permits to do the construction to turn the range at the time they received the "warning". I have heard unsubstantiated rumors that several other clubs in the Communistwealth received similar notices with attached aerial/satellite photos attached to them but I can't say specifically beyond the one club I am personally familiar with.


    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    What is a legal crime? Contriception?
    Pretty much all Moral Crimes are currently legal in the United States. Pretty sad that the highest form of crime in the world goes not only unprosecuted but remains legal in the nation that SHOULD have been the last great hope for humanity.

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No there is not. I happen to be friends and a fellow competitor to a number of members/officers of a fish and game club in Central Massachusetts that this happened to. They were already in the process of obtaining the necessary permits to do the construction to turn the range at the time they received the "warning". I have heard unsubstantiated rumors that several other clubs in the Communistwealth received similar notices with attached aerial/satellite photos attached to them but I can't say specifically beyond the one club I am personally familiar with.
    MA is really tough on gun laws. CT is nuts too, but I think we got some leeway due to so many gun companies starting in this state. I have owned homes in both states, and it was a pain to move my very small gun collection. The Glock was the main issue.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    MA is really tough on gun laws. CT is nuts too, but I think we got some leeway due to so many gun companies starting in this state. I have owned homes in both states, and it was a pain to move my very small gun collection. The Glock was the main issue.
    I've lived in both states as well, and can agree with you that there are all sorts of problems with the gun ownership rights in both. This wasn't as much a gun issue as an environmental one. Lead shot ending up in waterways being the main issue. My point was that the STATE EPA got the Federal Government to do aerial/satellite recon on these sites to see if they were complying. This sort of stuff already happens, though obviously not in real-time like these UAV's will hopefully be able to provide.

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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    My new home I am building is very remote and I guess the DEA thinks it is a prime pot growing spot. Every summer around harvest time a helicopter hovers over our garden so low I can see the guys faces. It completely pisses me off, as far as I am concerned this is a search without a warrant. I stand there and give them both middle fingers. At least a drone would be quiet I guess.
    Get his tail number and report him. Make up some **** about the downwash damaging property.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I've lived in both states as well, and can agree with you that there are all sorts of problems with the gun ownership rights in both. This wasn't as much a gun issue as an environmental one. Lead shot ending up in waterways being the main issue. My point was that the STATE EPA got the Federal Government to do aerial/satellite recon on these sites to see if they were complying. This sort of stuff already happens, though obviously not in real-time like these UAV's will hopefully be able to provide.
    And you're sure it was a satellite photo, not an aerial one? Pretty hard to tell the difference unless there are several pics, each one zooming in from the last. Aerial photos are relatively cheap, even the City could afford to have an area flown for a big san sewer project.
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    Re: Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

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    The left voted for it to support the copper/firefighter unions. The right voted on it to support the corporations that stand to make billions.
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