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Comment Re:Federal Overstepping Again... (Score 1) 389

This is the last thing the Federal Government needs to be involved in. The mountain is in a state, so let the state name it whatever they want. End of story. What a waste of Presidential time (not that he would be doing anything useful anyway) and front page news space.

The mountain doesn't belong to the state, it's federal property, belonging to us as a nation.

Comment Re:Naming things after politicians (Score 1) 389

Naming things after politicians is stupid. Politicians are gone and forgotten in a matter of years; things like mountains are around for hundreds of years.

If you want to name a building after a politician, knock yourself out, but I fail to see why anyone would support remembering some politician for hundreds of years.

Hell yeah! Let's remove Washington State and D.C., Lincoln, Nebraska, and all those Jeffersons.

Comment Re:Curious (Score 1) 389

How is it that the Interior Secretary can unilaterally declare a name change?

Guess we wouldn't have this problem then, as the name of the Mountain would have continued to be Denali, and never called McKinley.

Although it would be kinda cool if the people of Alaska would rename some part of Ohio and demand Ohio's citizens accept it.

Let's just call it state's rights, Alaskans by and large wanted it to return to Denali, so why shouldn't they.

That's fine, but it doesn't belong to the people of Alaska. It's a national asset.

And a side note for those commenting on Obama, and Rep. vs. Dem. The Ohio delegation has been from both parties.

Comment Blah, Blah, Blah (Score 1) 214

" Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were identified by an examination of footage from numerous private security cameras that were recording the crowd in downtown Boston during the Marathon. Imagine if they could have dispatched their bombs in the trunk of a car that they were never in themselves? Catching them might have been an order of magnitude more difficult than it was."

Let's see. Car...registration, license plates...probably fingerprints, and random DNA from hair. Yeah, that will be a "magnitude more difficult", even if it's a rental.

Comment Curious (Score 4, Interesting) 389

How is it that the Interior Secretary can unilaterally declare a name change? There has been a long congressional issue over this. It was a congressional act that named it in 1917. Note that it's mostly an Ohio (President McKinley was from Niles, Ohio) delegation that's previously resisted the name change.

Comment Re:Cry me a river (Score 1) 192

Sorry for the delayed response...just back from a 3 day trip.

Your 1.5 drones would have to move pretty damn fast to do what you're suggesting. That's a rate of 333.3 one-way trips per drone. If the average line of sight distance was 3 miles (and it will surely be farther), they'd have to travel 1000 miles/shift. to equal one truck.

Comment Re:How times change (Score 1) 192

Back in the 90's, you didn't have things with cameras flying over your backyard

But you did have nosy neighbors, kids who climb trees, bird photographers with 1000' lenses ... the usual. Are you having a problem, now, with people flying multirotors low enough around your back yard to actually (really) invade your privacy? How often is this happening to you? There are literally millions of them in use.

I don't have issues with any of your "the usual". I didn't say these drones were flying over my yard now, did I? But, it's happening more often, and those numbers will increase.

"Gort, klaatu nikto barada." -- The Day the Earth Stood Still