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Comment Re:Dumbest thing I've heard today. (Score 1) 544

Well, once the infrastructure is in place, we might as well use it to scan other groups of US citizens, as well. Such as, convicted criminals and the members of the Ohio Presbyterian Grandmothers Association Luncheon.

Why members of the Ohio Presbyterian Grandmothers Association Luncheon?

Why not? "Because we can", says the NSA . . .

Submission + - Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages->

PolygamousRanchKid writes: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.

I just spit out my coffee . . .

Mr. Christie, who is far back in the pack of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that he would ask the chief executive of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise the tracking system.“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane,” Mr. Christie told the crowd in Laconia, N.H. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.” He added: “We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in.”

I'm sure foreign tourist will be amused when getting a bar code sticker slapped on their arm.

A FedEx spokeswoman declined to comment on Mr. Christie’s remarks.

Mr. Christie, get your lips away from the crack pipe.

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Comment Re:Lasers and aircraft... (Score 2) 123

I don't want to shoot down the drone. I want to shoot the person piloting the drone. Triangulate the signal controlling the drone to locate the pilot, and then shine your own laser at the pilot.

Wow! We don't have a nuclear arms escalation race anymore. But we have a drone arms escalation race. Armaments manufacturers will make a bundle on drone/anti-drone selling weapons.

Comment Re:"Less than Lethal"...How Reassuring (Score 1) 180

A laser mounted on a drone could blind you . . . permanently . . . but you would still be very much alive. That's definitely "Less than Lethal".

Such weapons are banned under the Geneva Conventions. But North Dakota can claim that they never signed it.

Paint the drone to look like shark for even more amusement.

Comment Re:Who would have thought there was more? (Score 1) 89

we can't trust our computers anymore

Our computers? Even though I "bought" my computer . . . I'm not sure that I actually "own" it. There is probably a legalese expression in the fine print pf the documentation somewhere, that the manufacturer has a right to install any sort of spyware that they want on "my" computer.

Comment Re: He's got company (Score 1, Interesting) 442

Trump would make a hilarious president

If Hillary gets elected, it will be business as usual in Washington. The Democrats give a little here, the Republicans there, and they come up with a comprise, that really doesn't satisfy anyone.

The Donald, is a guy like, you do as I say, or, You're fired!". If he gets elected, he will stick a weed up Washington's ass. It will be pandemonium . . . but maybe this chaos is exactly what the American political system needs. A good shake-up.

Anything cut to length will be too short.