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  •  A very perceptive comment: (20+ / 0-)

    Ability to control us - that is the goal. Even if hardly used, it is the "chilling" impact of knowing that near everything is being watched. And, no - to those that say "if you're doing nothing wrong. . .' one can be doing lots of "not wrong" things that might well "look wrong" to someone looking hard enough.

    I DO want to add one caveat. I am fine with proliferation of drones for the use in looking for lost people in rural areas or wilderness - or even a lost child in a city. It is likely not practical to have them sitting around waiting for those few instances - but, if there were hard and fast rules regarding use only in those limited circumstances, I would have no problem in those instances when time is of the absolute essence.

    But, our gov seems unable to even follow its own rules and so it is unlikely that such limitations would be followed, which is too bad b/c in that ONE circumstance they could be very valuable and not threaten anyone's civil liberties.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

    by 4CasandChlo on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 10:04:19 AM PDT

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    •  Also Would Be Great For Inspections (0+ / 0-)

      The article mentioned inspecting levies. The would also be great for looking for oil spills which often go unnoticed.

      I am absolutely opposed to them carrying anything other then recording equipment.

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