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Is drones flying in airspace above the continental US a good idea?

Imagine how safe we will be if our airspace is covered 24 hours a day 365 days a year by drones. Maybe they will be armed with Hellfire Missiles, and when you go above the speed limit, they can slow you down a little.

Maybe when you go to your friends house, it will record who and how long you were there.

Maybe I am paranoid, but I don't trust our government to use this capability for my benefit. It had to happen, the government using drones. After the successes they have had overseas, when we with draw from Afghanistan, those toys are not going to sit in some hangar unused. The company that makes them are going to sell a version to your local police department. The local cops will never abuse these toys, it is all to enforce the laws, and make me safer.

 

BS, Bad idea. Any political leader that lets this camel's nose under the tent, needs to be voted out ASAP.

Here's the article I stole from Secrecy News.

 

« An Overview of Special Operations Forces, and More from CRS

Specter of a “Hollow Force” Called Into Question »

Congress Calls for Accelerated Use of Drones in U.S.

February 3rd, 2012 by Steven Aftergood

 

A House-Senate conference report this week called on the Administration to accelerate the use of civilian unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or “drones,” in U.S. airspace.

 

The pending authorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration directs the Secretary of Transporation to develop within nine months “a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.”

 

“The plan… shall provide for the safe integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system as soon as practicable, but not later than September 30, 2015.”

 

The conference bill, which still awaits final passage, also calls for establishment of UAS test ranges in cooperation with NASA and the Department of Defense, expanded use of UAS in the Arctic region, development of guidance for the operation of public unmanned aircraft systems, and new safety research to assess the risk of “catastrophic failure of the unmanned aircraft that would endanger other aircraft in the national airspace system.”

 

The Department of Defense is pursuing its own domestic UAS activities for training purposes and “domestic operations,” according to a 2007 DoD-FAA memorandum of agreement. (“Army Foresees Expanded Use of Drones in U.S. Airspace,” Secrecy News, January 19, 2012.)

 

Update: In the recently enacted FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act (section 1097), Congress mandated that “the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall establish a program to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system at six test ranges.” This new test range program is supposed to be established within 180 days.

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It might be a good idea to start looking for ways to foil the drones, something like the radar detector could alert you to speed traps.

 

New technology spurs the invention of more new technology.

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It might be a good idea to start looking for ways to foil the drones, something like the radar detector could alert you to speed traps.

New technology spurs the invention of more new technology.

 

nah it sok.....obama is a good man......now had bush done it.....you could hear the lefties squealing for miles around.....but since it obma its ok..........lol

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If your concerned about drones watching over US cities then I suspect your equally concerned about the various outside and inside surveilance currently in place in all major US cities, yes?

 

However, these have had a positive, rather than a negative, impact on the lives of our citizens.

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If your concerned about drones watching over US cities then I suspect your equally concerned about the various outside and inside surveilance currently in place in all major US cities, yes?

However, these have had a positive, rather than a negative, impact on the lives of our citizens.

 

Say's who?

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With all this extra surveillance today, and what's coming down the pike in the next 180 days or so, are we safer now than we were on say Sept 10, 2001 ??

 

If not, is the answer more of what isn't effective?

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With all this extra surveillance today, and what's coming down the pike in the next 180 days or so, are we safer now than we were on say Sept 10, 2001 ??

If not, is the answer more of what isn't effective?

 

We are as safe or safer.

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The only drones flying over US airspace should be the ones patrolling the SOUTHERN border. They should be programmed to automatically fire into a predetermined kill zone, an area perhaps 5 miles wide, where every living thing is instantly destroyed, of course they would have a supporting role to the 2 US military combat hardened divisions I would place on that border with the same mission.

 

Of course that will not happen. What will happen is a local law enforcement agency like the NYPD, will acquire a drone and the little liberal midget dictator that runs NYC will use the drone to take guns away from good citizens, leaving them in the hands of savages that will continue to break the law and prey on those that are easy targets.

 

/end rant

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.... the little liberal midget dictator that runs NYC will use the drone to take guns away from good citizens,....

/end rant

 

..............and exactly how would a drone take a gun away from a citizen :huh:

 

 

 

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..............and exactly how would a drone take a gun away from a citizen :huh:

 

It could be able to sense it on your body, by scanning. They are putting a machine in NYC just for that purpose.

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