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rhahl Avatar

Posted: Jan 26, 2017 - 3:21pm

The Year in Drones: 2016 Counterpunch
We got nothing in common. No, we can't talk at all
Steely_D Avatar

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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 - 3:03pm

I can't decide if I want a Mavic Pro or start into the racing drone thing. 
The racers seem like a great exciting thing, but there's the cost of frequent repair.


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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 - 10:28am

Poor Weezie. Walking her yesterday afternoon around town and someone was out flying their drone above their house. Scared her.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 - 9:23am

The drone campaigns have tortured the very fabric of humanity, yet it seems to be tolerated for one reason or a justified other...
Ni dieu ni maître
R_P Avatar

Posted: Jan 17, 2017 - 11:01am

Obama’s covert drone war in numbers: ten times more strikes than Bush

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Posted: Jan 3, 2017 - 9:44am

Dog fight: Start-ups take aim at errant drones
If it sounds good, it is good.
rhahl Avatar

Posted: Jul 3, 2016 - 4:42pm

 miamizsun wrote:
this might replace a fireworks show/display or work with one

It sounds like a World Music act starting at 0:40. They should tour.


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R_P Avatar

Posted: Jul 2, 2016 - 12:20pm

Obama Administration Finally Releases Its Dubious Drone Death Toll

In a long-anticipated gesture at transparency, the Obama administration on Friday released an internal assessment of the number of civilians killed by drone strikes in nations where the U.S. is not officially at war.

According to the data, U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya killed between 64 and 116 civilians during the two terms of the Obama administration — a fraction of even the most conservative estimates on drone-related killings catalogued by reporters and researchers over the same period. The government tally also reported 2,372 to 2,581 combatants killed in U.S. airstrikes from January 20, 2009, to December 31, 2015.

Releasing the figures — which appeared on a Friday afternoon, on a holiday weekend, after seven years of selective leaks and official secrecy — along with an executive order prioritizing the protection of civilian life in counterterrorism operations, reflected core American principles, the president asserted. (...)


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Posted: May 11, 2016 - 2:01pm

this might replace a fireworks show/display or work with one

Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji : Drone Ballet Show by MicroAd, Inc. from Sky Magic on Vimeo.

Ni dieu ni maître
R_P Avatar

Posted: Apr 27, 2016 - 8:36am

After drones: the indelible mark of America's remote control warfare
The strikes last a moment, but the consequences last forever. Six families explain how Obama’s secret drone war has left them struggling for answers after loved ones were wiped out without warning

Nabila’s favorite memories of her grandmother come from weddings. It didn’t matter who was getting married – relative or neighbor – her grandmother, Mamana, was an active participant, owing to her matriarchal perch above their village.

Mamana was as responsible as she was festive. An uneducated woman, she was the local midwife, and served as an impromptu primary care physician, even a veterinarian, when the need arose.

On a fall afternoon in 2012, Mamana called Nabila and a squad of her siblings and cousins outside to the family’s okra fields, part of their sprawling garden in tribal Pakistan. It was about to be the Eid festival and the Rehman family needed to gather and prepare vegetables. Nabila, nine years old, had set to work when the drone fired its missiles.

A dark plume of dust rose from the garden and mixed with acrid smoke. It spared Nabila and the other children the sight of their grandmother’s mutilated corpse. (...)

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R_P Avatar

Posted: Apr 12, 2016 - 1:01pm

I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones
Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family
Ni dieu ni maître
R_P Avatar

Posted: Feb 3, 2016 - 6:42pm

Drone strikes in Pakistan
Naming the dead: Only 10 of scores killed by US drones in Pakistan last year have been identified

Just 10 of the scores killed by US drones in Pakistan last year have so far been identified, according to data collected by the Bureau’s Naming the Dead project.

The names for all 10 came from either terrorist propaganda or the US government, with officials from Pakistan’s government, military and intelligence services declining to provide any names of those killed by the CIA for the first time since strikes started in 2004.

Only a minority of those killed are ever identified, but the number of those named in 2015 was particularly low. In total, according to Bureau research, of the minimum 2,494 people killed by US drones since 2004, only 729 have been named. At least 1,765 victims remain nameless.

The Bureau’s Naming the Dead project is an attempt to identify more of these victims to better ensure accountability for the drone strikes. The CIA continues to carry out signature strikes in Pakistan – attacks on people it claims are terrorists from extensive surveillance and data analysis operations – but the targets’ names are often not known. (...)

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Posted: Dec 3, 2015 - 3:26pm

Toddler's eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 - 5:25pm

Anti-drone shoulder rifle lets police take control of UAVs with targeted radio pulses

Ni dieu ni maître
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Posted: Sep 9, 2015 - 8:51am

His Master's Voice...
Why 'Trust Us' Won't Cut it Over Cameron's Secret Drone Strikes
For over a decade, the United States has maintained a 'Kill List' of individuals it deems a threat. With the stroke of a pen, President Obama has repeatedly acted as judge, jury and executioner for thousands of individuals. So controversial, the process for deciding the Kill List has reportedly been dubbed "Terror Tuesdays" by White House aides.

Yesterday, the U.K. government joined the U.S. in its own form of Terror Tuesday. The prime minister calmly stood before parliament and declared that he and the secretary of defence had ordered the killing of a British citizen. Refusing to release the legal justification, he didn't stop with just this killing. He and various members of his cabinet then declared that the U.K. was considering further targets as far afield as Libya and that they wouldn't hesitate to launch more attacks.

The public was given no evidence, legal or otherwise, to justify the killing. Instead, the prime minister simply asked the public to trust him. The killing was legal and the individuals posed a direct threat to the UK, we're told.

'Trust us' is not how democracies work, however. In Britain at least, the government has a duty to be transparent about its actions, so that the public can rightfully judge the lawfulness and morality of actions taken in their name.

The British public now deserves some answers, starting with why David Cameron thinks his decision was legal. There is no reason to refuse to reveal the legal details of the policy, as Cameron is doing, and every imperative for the government to come clean about its plans for further targeted killings.

The prime minister also needs to start defining the terms he's using. In the War on Terror, definitions are important—and famously malleable. The U.S., for instance, has defined "imminent threats" to be anything but "imminent." In fact, under the U.S. definition of self-defence, the U.S. needs neither "clear evidence" nor for the attack to be in the "immediate future". So, in effect, imminence is anything but. Is this how David Cameron also now defines self-defence? (...)

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Posted: Sep 6, 2015 - 8:33am

 bokey wrote:
 I wonder what the charges would be if you blasted one of these out the airspace over your house(besides any firearm discharge charges).

A wrist rocket and a large ball bearing would do the trick with no firearm charges. Break enough blades and it won't fly to well.

The rules may very from place to place but if its on your property and flying at look into your windows height I imagine no charges unless its a cop with a warrant flying it, I would hope (but not expect) the drones owner to be charged instead.

I haven’t seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves
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Posted: Sep 6, 2015 - 7:09am

 I wonder what the charges would be if you blasted one of these out the airspace over your house(besides any firearm discharge charges).
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Posted: Sep 6, 2015 - 6:38am

  I don't think I've ever seen just one of those things sitting out by itself anywhere before.
"Thought for today" has been postponed until tomorrow.
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Posted: Sep 5, 2015 - 10:22pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Just catching some rays...
I eat pints
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Posted: Sep 5, 2015 - 8:53pm

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