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Comment Re: I have several drones and I support this (Score 1) 192

Can you provide a link to this law (and it must be a federal law)?

FAA is bound by Section 336 Special Rule For Model Aircraft from enacting new regulations regarding model aircraft which fall within the parameters described in Section 336.

On the other hand, a model aircraft operated pursuant to the terms of section 336 would potentially be excepted from a UAS aircraft certification rule, for example, because of the limitation on future rulemaking specifically âoeregarding a model aircraft, or an aircraft being developed as a model aircraft.â Public Law 112-95, section 336(a).


Of course, all it will take is a little creative reinterpretation. Not like that's anything new when some Amendment, law, regulation, etc gets in the way of what those in power want these days. The Rule of Law is pretty much dead in the US.


Comment Re:Lel (Score 3, Interesting) 137

Ya no ty. I pay my taxes, if I buy a product it is supposed to be mine.

The concept of personal property is being phased out.

Everything, from what you can say and what views you can express in public/online without being fired, being threatened with death, sued, even jailed, what you may do with things you've 'bought', right down to the money in your pocket and even you, yourself, are property of and/or controlled by the policies and agendas of the collective as dictated by a government/corporate/banking oligarchy and their sycophants and useful idiots in positions of influence in society.

I highly recommend reading "The Creature From Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin to begin to understand the power structure in the US. The most powerful players are rarely mentioned in the MSM.


Comment Re:Srsly (Score 1) 485

Someone should start killing and maiming people like woolsey and clapper. Time for nice talk is over.

Slow your roll there, Rambo!

More "Ghandi" and a lot less "Genghis Khan" FTW here, bro.

Blacks in the US won the struggle in the '60s civil rights movement when news footage of peaceful black marchers being attacked with fire hoses, riot cops, and dogs was broadcast nationwide on the evening news.

Violence will only be used as justification for government crack-downs and further erosions of rights and freedoms. Chaos & violence plays into their hands.


Comment Re:Cut off ISIS oil sales (Score 1) 274

More effective would be to go against the middlemen who buy oil from ISIS for half the market value and then make a nice profit by reselling it on the open market. []

Unless those middlemen are too big to fail and we can't do anything, of course.

They haven't stopped the middlemen because they use bitcoin to buy ISIS' oil. That's why they *must* ban bitcoin and other alt-currencies, with cash next up on the chopping-block. /sarc


Comment Re:The Most Shocking Thing About the France Attack (Score 1) 259

This is asymmetric warfare. The main body of ISIS is in Iraq and Syria. Kill off the main body, the offshoots will die off.

Not quite. It has more the earmarks of an infectious disease. How many terrorist org. heads/leaders has the US claimed to have killed since 9/11? Others take their place. Propaganda/religious 'infection' leads to 'self-radicalizing' operatives in new areas.

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humansW^W^violent religious fanatics do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resourceW^W^opposing society, culture, government, and religion is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beingsW^W^violent religious fanatics are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we...are the cure."


Comment Re:Securing your laptop? Only one way (Score 1) 324

How are "many local governments" less dictatorial than one accountable to all citizens?

Because the individuals in that government are your friends & neighbors and as such are much more accountable than some bureaucrat 2,000 miles away. If the laws, rules, and regulations where you're at are unsuitable, you can choose to move somewhere where they are a better fit.

Alternately, you can also choose to change the local laws, rules, and regulations where you're at and have a far better chance at changing a local government than a behemoth centralized bureaucracy 2,000 miles away.

I remind you of the reality of America, instead of your myths

For which you only provide your own myths and opinions as evidence.

The US has been on a steady and increasingly-rapid decline since Progressive policies and programs have increasingly been enacted and promulgated. The correlation between the instituting of Progressive policies and programs and the decline of the US tracks together closely. Take a look at Detroit as a shining example of what 40+ years of Progressive policies and programs can accomplish.


Comment Re:Securing your laptop? Only one way (Score 2) 324

The only reliable way to protect your data from government thugs is to change the government such that there are no government thugs wanting your data.

Since all governments will want, and are likely to insist upon, access at will to private documents, I wouldn't expect this plan to work. The Russians tried replacing a horrible monarchy with "the people's government" and wound up with Lenin and Stalin and abuses the equivalent of anything the czars committed.

That's actually a key concept and also a key reason for keeping government as decentralized and local as possible. The more concentrated & centralized government power is, the quicker it falls to corruption and outright despotism and tyranny.

That was also one of the reasons the US Constitution was written so as to allow the central government only a few limited powers and keep as much of the governing affecting individuals as local and accountable as possible.

Sadly, the US has over the last ~100 years, moved away from decentralized and accountable governance to become a top-down, centralized-power, crony-capitalist fascist surveillance-state oligarchy.


Comment Re:How innovative (Score 1) 105

In the past, believing that powerful global forces were watching your every action would have been evidence of paranoia. So I'd like to commend Google for effectively treating that delusional belief by turning it into a rational fear, and thus no longer a mental illness.

The paranoid were just ahead of their time. I wonder how long it will be before tin foil hats become popular head-wear.

A wet towel may temporarily suffice in an emergency.


Get your ass to Mars!

No, seriously! (Well, sort of.) The people here who are tired of this crap should organize and move to colonize Mars with the eventual goal of declaring independence.


We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga