To be fair, not all drones are used for military purposes. Some have peaceful domestic applications as well. For instance, the EPA uses them out West to monitor farms to make sure they're not dumping cow shit in our drinking water. Seems fairly benign, but does it have to?Video below the fold.
STUART VARNEY (6/5/2012): When you use the word "drone", what do you think of? You think terrorism. You think death from the sky.Oh my God. You're not actually going to do this, are you?
MEGYN KELLY (6/5/2012): Spying on our nation's farmers? Republican lawmakers demanding answers today, after learning that the Environmental Protection Agency has been using aerial spy drones for years to spy on cattle ranchers. These are the same drones we use to track down al-Qaeda terrorists, flying over Nebraska and Iowa.(in exasperated voice) Megyn!! We love each other! Don't make me do this!
Those aren't the same drones, unless the EPA has Hellfire missiles on their drones! They don't! It's not the same thing!
Or is it?6/5/2012:YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO THINK THEY'RE TRYING TO CATCH PEOPLE WHO ARE LETTING THEIR COWS SHIT IN THE WATER SUPPLY!!! BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING!!! (wild audience applause and cheering)
MEGYN KELLY: You gotta picture yourself, right, as one of these Midwestern farmers, because what's been in the news lately? The fact that President Obama has killed more terrorists with drones than any other President. That President Obama has a so-called "kill list". And that on that kill list, sometimes civilian casualties go as well. ... Even an American terrorist, an American al-Qaeda, was killed by a drone. So now you're in the Midwest, and you know you're not a terrorist, but nonetheless you gotta get a little squeamish when you see a drone going overhead.
STUART VARNEY: What are you supposed to think?
Who in their right mind would even make that connection?? That's what I'm saying!!
Look, guys, if the idea of a drone is scary to you, maybe we should find a less threatening face to put on the drone, make it seem less intimidating.6/5/2012:(shocked audience reaction)
JEANNE MOOS: Liftoff for the cat-copter, a remote-controlled helicopter made out of a dead cat. There's a propeller attached to each paw.
BART JANSEN: I really love this cat, and for me, this is a way to actually make him eternal.
Remember, folks, at home if you're watching, remember to spay or neuter your drones.
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