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  •  A matter of trust (7+ / 0-)

    If I really thought these would be used to enforce fishing regulations and not abused, I wouldn't have as big a problem with them either. Obviously we can all think of some beneficial uses.  But do we have a benevolent government? If we pass laws and restrictions, will they be enforced?

    Everything we've seen in recent years says that no, we don't and they won't.   We should be doing nothing, nothing at all to increase the powers of govt or law enforcement until we get the corruption and enforcement problems in better shape because the bottom line is, we can't trust them.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 12:21:50 PM PDT

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    •  I kind of liked the idea of pizza being delivered (2+ / 0-)
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      via quadcopter. That was pretty cool.

      Sound and microwave weapons? not so much...

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 12:24:42 PM PDT

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    •  Armed Drones (2+ / 0-)
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      To enforce fishing violations? Erm ...

      "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

      by bink on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 12:30:45 PM PDT

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      •  No not armed (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't ever want to see that happen, and I was alreadystretching it in trying to be as reasonable as possible in seeing a use for them just for surveillance of wide open spaces, remote spaces.  Fishing laws are one of the things that were mentioned, which is why I used that example.

        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 03:04:46 PM PDT

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