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  •  Yes, that was a great find. Brunswick is (3+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye, KenBee, BusyinCA

    such a beautiful place.  A drone testing site is insane there.  These need to be far away from the population.

    There are some other great points in that video.  One man talks about the drone crashes at the Wales UK site:

    The drone zone: Seaside town's peace is shattered by the testing of unmanned aircraft used to tackle the Taliban

    The seaside town is the unlikely home to what is billed as Britain’s ‘drone centre of excellence’.

    The local airport, a former Second World War RAF station which is now privately owned, is the only place in the UK where military and civilian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be tested.

    The Welsh Government said Parc Aberporth would create 1,000 jobs but the half-deserted site employs fewer than 40 people, while up to 12 more work at the airport.

    Protesters also complain about noise, privacy and safety – two test drones have crashed.

    Watchkeepers take off and land at Aberporth up to 25 times a day. The drones described by locals as  ‘flying lawnmowers’ are audible even after they disappear from view.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 02:40:35 PM PST

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