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Comment Re:When guns are outlawed... (Score 1) 62

"...geofencing software that could prohibit a done from flying higher than 500 feet, and keep it two miles away from any airport or sensitive area."

...for those law-abiding drone operators who choose to use it.

Which would be many of us who do (or want to do) such things commercially, and like the idea of getting paid without risk of our assets being seized and without the potential for criminal charges. ;-)

Comment Re:Boo hoo... (Score 1) 818

...agreed, which still brings us back to my question, which, in short version, is "what's so fucked up with some people that they think such reprehensible things are worthy of celebration?" ;-)

I don't want to stop them - I want them to label themselves by flying such symbols. But I also want to understand what demented rationale they use to sleep at night.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 1) 818

And had you lived at the time, assuming you are white, you would have been just as racist as everybody else was back then. You might have even been a slave owner. Makes you wonder what our great grandchildren will condemn us for.

Perhaps - but this is not that time. Nor is this issue about "that time" - it is about now. Here and now.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 1) 818

No, not necessarily. Rallying symbols are a central component to spreading any such message. They are the very symbols of such messages spreading and the mindsets behind it. As a matter of fact, without the revisionist history and without honoring symbols that stand for racism and slavery (as if they were good things), such attitudes would have died down a lot quicker. It's a vicious circle of racism propping up such sick symbols, and such symbols being used to prop up and spread racism.

So, no, those people may not be dead and the f...tard who shot them may not have grown up to be a f...tard.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 1) 818

And had you lived at the time, assuming you are white, you would have been just as racist as everybody else was back then. You might have even been a slave owner. Makes you wonder what our great grandchildren will condemn us for.

Quite likely. But it's NOT "at (that) time" - it's 2015. And that is my point. Should we celebrate one of the darkest parts of our history as if it was something good? This isn't the 1800's. Google isn't going back in time to not promote racist flags from 1787-1865. They are doing it now. Going forward.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 1, Informative) 818

In their own words... slavery... blame it on your schools, but you're still wrong. Look it up in your own state houses - these words are in those documents housed therein.

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/declarationofcauses.html

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 1, Informative) 818

Really? Those are the states' own words - those words are even enshrined in each states' legislative houses document libraries. It's not Wikipedia or CivilWar.org - it's reality. Go check - you can read the stuff for yourself in the various state houses.

Comment Re:Whatever means necessary? (Score 2) 818

So, according to you, the declarations of secession of the southern states are false? I don't think so.

And yes, most southerners didn't own slaves. That's not relevant. Most southerners thought (1) black people were inferior and that was their natural state - so they supported slavery, and/or (2) aspired to be one of the rich land owning slave owning elite one day - so they supported slavery. Look up their own writings.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 2, Interesting) 818

LMAO idiot!!! And I quote...

"Who fought to ***just leave***. What is the definition of oppression?"

WRONG - according to the states' own words - they weren't fighting to "just leave" - they were fighting to maintain slavery. Someone who outright lies about the situation (totally ignoring slavery as a component) and doesn't think that fighting to maintain slavery isn't oppression (as the states claimed they were doing) is racist or an idiot or uneducated. I gave them the benefit of doubt and SPECIFICALLY said "might" be a supporter of racism and slavery. Seriously, learn to read.

While you are learning to read (instead of your copy/paste game), read this:

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/declarationofcauses.html

Comment Re:Whatever means necessary? (Score 4, Informative) 818

Wrong - as many states, including South Carolina (the cause of this latest debate on the issue) clearly stated, it was ALSO about their rights for slaves IN THE NORTH.

As for the economies, as MANY of those states ALSO clearly said, it was ALSO because of the fear of the damage "the north" was doing to their economies - you got that right - but you failed to FINISH THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE MATTER!!! They were afraid of the damage it would cause because of their LOSS OF SLAVE LABOR. They CLEARLY stated that.

Lincoln tried the "long haul" tactic of keeping the union together and then pulling apart slavery from the inside - it didn't work and we had war.

Here are the reasons, IN THEIR OWN WORDS.

http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/declarationofcauses.html

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