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Comment Re: I have several drones and I support this (Score 1) 187

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:What idiocy (Score 1) 302

You have stated as fact that nobody ever successfully uses a firearm to prevent a violent attack, and that a knife is more likely to work for this purpose.

Incorrect. I have stated as fact that the fear of individuals possibly carrying firearms and defending themselves is not a significant factor in the criminal mind. The object intent of a criminal is to overcome a victim, not to have a Mexican stand-off; they don't announce themselves. If you're not waliking around holding a large firearm leveled at whoever approaches you, you're a target; you'll have to draw your firearm, and a good grappler can control your arm so you can't safely point it away from yourself and at them.

Knives happen to have sharp edges, so trying to take one away is less of a winning proposition.

You seem to be arguing that the average person is a sociopath who is willing to just watch others be hurt.

One mechanism is called the Bystander Effect; there are several others. We actively discourage vigilantism.

There is solid research estimating that firearms are used in the USA about two million times each year to prevent a violent crime. Most of these "defensive gun uses" do not involve anyone being killed or even anyone firing the gun; the defender deterred the assailant just by having a gun.

At which point you bring up a whole lot of inconsistent research that manage to conclude something with a 312.5% margin of error and with extremely poor experimental design, and from a biased source to boot.

Did you know global warming is bunk, too? Exxon-Mobil published a study. There is no pollution from coal at all.

I don't blame the victims the way you seem to

You're a retard.

I explained the role of society in deterrence, and you claim victim-blaming. I specifically said the victim has NO POWER over the situation, and it's the fault of everyone else in the world.

Sally got raped. Tim, Bob, George, Amanda, Mark, Joseph, and Bill all stood by and did nothing. You claim I'm blaming Sally for getting raped by complaining that Tim, Bob, George, Amanda, Mark, Joseph, and Bill all stood by and did nothing. Are Tim, Bob, George, Amanda, Mark, Joseph, and Bill the victim?

You extended too far with your bullshit art. You got burned.

Comment Re:What idiocy (Score 1) 302

Nobody fears a swift death at the hands of a victim. That's a stupid argument. Victims are harmless, armed or not; you take them by surprise and you take them down. If they have weapons, you take them away before they can use them--this is hilariously easy when you attack someone and they turn out to have a firearm. A knife is actually more of a difficult proposition.

*Society* has the power to reduce crime. The United States society tolerates crime: if you attack someone else, it's not my business; I'll keep my head down and stay safe. This is why witnesses just vanish, deciding not to testify; this is why the Virginia Tech shootings had a dude walk into a class full of people, shoot them one by one while they all sat compliant or cowered behind chairs, and then move to the next class. Nobody stands up to put a stop to it, because they might get shot a few seconds earlier.

The threat level of a society which will collectively hunt you down is enormous. Watch someone murder a gypsy once. The police have about 8 minutes to find that guy; after that, they're just looking for the body. People are afraid of the mafia because messing with the mafia means the mob hunts you down. Murder is one thing; murdering a cop is wholly different, and you will die before your trial. Nobody messes with these people, because you immediately become the hunted.

A society of armed loners who only care about themselves is a society of targets.

Comment Re:Lel (Score 3, Interesting) 136

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:Germany should take note (Score 1) 48

Disposable/Virtual VISA cards can be bought at any convenience store anywhere (gas stations, 24/7 stores) - at least in Berlin and Munich. You can even top them with a small amount when you buy them. You can then top them via bank transfer, and the limit is defined by the amount of info about yourself you give the broker. In Portugal, you have MBNet, a free service that will generate one-time usage VISA or Mastercard numbers with a limit amount, debiting it right on your bank account, but disposable VISA cards (eg. for anonymous usage) basically don't exist.

Comment Re:Srsly (Score 1) 484

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:It is a myth! (Score 1) 242

In other words, US workers should be happy to get screwed.

More distorted thinking.

Worker productivity has gone up since 2000, but not the median family income in constant dollars, and you appear to be saying it should go down. More distorted thinking.

And incorrect facts. How does the median family have more shiny toys now, yet less purchasing power?

When everyone is getting more, people tend not to care too much about what other people are getting.

You've obviously never seen someone quite content encounter someone who had more than them. Folks think they're getting a good deal or they're well-cared-for, they're happy; they see that someone else has 10x as much, suddenly they're pissed off. Even old people pull that shit, if they haven't learned not to care yet. I've seen a 60-year-old woman light up when she got two scoops of ice cream, so happy and excited; then the woman 2 seats down was given a bowl with 3 and the old bitch freaked out and started screaming. "Why does she get three and I only get two?!" Two was enough before... isn't this how a four-year-old reacts? Grow up, grandma.

It's why we don't discuss salaries at work, though that's been debated: people tend to not care about what other coworkers are making; they bitch more that the guy at the top is making $25M and they only get $0.74M.

Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.