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Comment: Re:Silver lining (Score 5, Interesting) 389

by Infiniti2000 (#49783581) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping
I'm thinking the same thing. Maybe it's a ploy. After the Republican president and Republican-led House (and fairly even Senate) first passed the Patriot Act into law in 2001, having Obama support it now is the best way to have the Republicans of today reject it. Hell, you can steer the Party of No around right now just by having Obama support the opposite viewpoint of what you want.

Comment: Re:Should be rezoned agricultural (Score 1) 540

He's getting fined for it, and it could become significant. I'm not sure what my opinion is on it, either. I don't like that his usage of land was put into law by others, after he had bought it. But then again, he bought a golf course and is trying to do something totally different with it.

Comment: Re:Ask and ye shall receive (Score 1) 280

by Infiniti2000 (#49149303) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average
Sometimes number crunching is simply for the sake of data gathering before making an opinion, in order to make the best, most-informed opinion. If you're making an opinion based on the 28K/arrest, then it's IMO inherently wrong, because the number is wrong. If not "wrong," then it's at least misinformed. By virtue of you reading through this article and comments, and then commenting here, I assume you're interested in the subject, as should every U.S. citizen of voting age. But, basically, my opinion is irrelevant with respect to first gather facts.

Comment: Actual Cost (Score 2) 280

by Infiniti2000 (#49139109) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average
I did some calculations and I'd like a critical review. My disagreement with the number is that they are including the price of the drones in the first year operation. I don't think that's a valid comparison to cost per apprehension. Thus, I would like to know the total operational cost, which is number of hours times cost per hour. The number of hours from the report is calculation as 22% of the goal of 16hrs/day for 365 days (or 1284.8 hours). The cost per hour calculated by OIG is $12,255. Thus, a total cost of about $15.7M. Divide that by 2,272 apprehensions for an actual cost of $6,930.12 per apprehension.

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