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  •  i know! it seems like it ought to be some sort of (3+ / 0-)

    joke...

    "None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps" Thurgood Marshall

    by UTvoter on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 09:10:26 AM PDT

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    •  Genral Dynamics (1+ / 0-)
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      MQ-9 Reaper.

      This is a front-line weapons system currently in use. All I can say is WTF!

      Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

      by FrY10cK on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 12:51:39 PM PDT

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      •  It's General ATOMICS: (1+ / 0-)
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        https://en.wikipedia.org/...

        Formerly called the Predator B.

        •  Thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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          That's even worse.

          General Atomics is a subsidiary or spin-off or something.

          This sounds like Dune or Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. Sadly, it's currenly in operation.

          The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. Yoo Ess Aay! Yoo Ess Aay! Our brave troops. Fighting by remote control.

          Reaganomics noun pl: belief that government is bad, that it can increase revenue by decreasing revenue, and unregulated capitalism can provide unlimited goods for unlimited people on a planet with finite resources.

          by FrY10cK on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 02:01:08 PM PDT

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          •  That Wiki article quotes some top Air Force (1+ / 0-)
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            general as saying they're very pleased that the MQ-9 Reaper has graduated from being a mere surveillance platform to a "true hunter-killer."

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