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  1. Drones

    The next white throated swift that wing beats me is going to discover there's a new law in town.
  2. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    It's not snoring - it's dream chanting.
  3. Drones

    GoPros are so 2010...
  4. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Mostly, I just watch Ivan get soaked while listening to Pandora.
  5. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    i like to mix it up. I'm actually Jim now.
  6. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    And that's the news from Planet Ponytail.
  7. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    An excellent result if one believes in one person/one vote. SCOTUS decides against racially biased redistricting in AL
  8. Drones

    Current or proposed near term government and commercial uses of drones: Aerial surveys: Disaster areas, agricultural land, forests, wetlands and water courses, wildlife, traffic, geothermal.... Accident response: Structural damage to burned buildings, SAR, delivery of relief supplies... Logistics: Package delivery (this is the only viable way Amazon's going to beat that intractable 48 hour delivery limit imposed by a dysfunctional traffic system) NOAA: Weather/nautical monitoring etc etc etc
  9. Drones

    The surest way to become anti-wind is to piss into it. Technology will become what it will become. Drones are incredibly useful - they are here to stay. Prohibition? Not a policy that has worked as advertised so far. Damn humans. If a drone flies and there's no one there to hear it, is it still annoying? What if it doesn't make any noise at all? Such thinking has so far failed to ban planes and satellites. I wouldn't hold your breath. The best you can hope for is to regulate the personal information drones can collect by requiring warrants, periodic use reporting and appropriate levels of approval for deployment. When faced with a budgetary choice of paying $1000 for a drone or buying less than an hour of chopper time - yeah. You got it. The FAA restrictions listed in the previous post are already in effect. The FAA cares about safety - it does not care about public nuisances or civil liberties. Dealing with the latter are the responsibility of state or local lawmakers. The feds, of course, can do wha-evuh.
  10. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    We need to add 'Woodstock' to Godwin's law - to avoid bookin' a ride on the sloooooow boat to joke town. We mere citizens have no evidence that Iran is even building nuclear weapons, save what our federal government has implied, but then, they have a history of creative story telling in the WMD arena. If not, nuke power is entirely their prerogative and we are not entitled, emphasis on that word, to say jack about it. If so - we'd do exactly the same thing - and we did - and we used them on civilians, so this undercuts our moral legitimacy at the negotiating table somewhat. Personally? I couldn't care less, really. With N Korea, Israel, Russia, China and Pakistan already armed with the Big M 80 - Iran's small potatoes in comparison as far as threats are concerned. Really small potatoes. But hey, it makes for yet another empty election issue for the GOP's Congressional clown brigade to bang their tassle loafers over. The end game for engaging Iran in negotiation is to bring them back into the international community - a concept that seems to be miles over heads of our less cool headed lawmakers. Fortunately - they populate neither White House nor State Department. Those jobs are for big people.
  11. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    america is a stone soup of thomas paine, jesus, mother teresa, gordon gecko, and ted nugent. we were born from an argument, and we'll die in one
  12. Drones

    got one. love it. my pal can fly his over a landscape and create a 3d rotating model of it. awesome. i want to get one that can place pro a rob a minimart for me.
  13. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    as always, jayz drain waste vent test offers an innovative solution for who smong the brown unwashed masses gets into the nuclear country club. to his shit handling criterion id add a shithead criterion - the recent propensity for starting 'wars of choice'. not that bald faced, unjustified military aggression in the form if full scale invasion, occupation, and the torture if indigenous populations would have anything to do with nucular responsibility. when it comes to shitty thinking, ask a republican. deep doo doo experience there in stumble fucking into a future they have no hope of understanding, but hey, praise the lord.
  14. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    possession of nukes by religious fanatics - you mean any of the GOP s shitbasket of candidates + the clown parade that is Congress? tots agree.
  15. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Once our wee ones make robots with empathy we're done for.
  16. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Back to the topic at hand. Oh wait, there was none.
  17. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    ...like the circular area probables of my mind....
  18. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    You gotta love the Reagan Won The Cold War BS. It's over? Last time I checked, the Russkies and us still had plenty nukes aimed at each other. Our boomers (still patrolling!) are going to decommission 4 silos each - each boat will only be able to wipe out 200 instead of 240 cities at that point
  19. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Does anyone remember the passive aggressive hyper defensive lawyer from SNL? It's so funny that you would... WARNING: PROBABLY FICTIONAL, HIGHLY NARCISSISTIC POST TO FOLLOW. DO NOT READ IF HYPER SENSITIVE OR EASILY EXCITABLE. That deterrence has worked until now is pure fluke, considering how many times it almost didn't work. FWIW, in our naval computer wargames with the 'red team' (both teams Merkin, of course) in the summer of 1979, either one side or the other started tossing tactical nukes within 30 minutes of the start of hostilities - a scenario which generally leads to a strategic exchange according to the analysts of the day. Back then, the Russkies had sub launched nuclear cruise missiles, something had no viable countermeasures for (nor did we have them ourselves yet), plus a more significant first strike conventional capability - so the Blue Team had a lot of incentives to go big early. Since the Russkies knew that - so did they. If their first nonconventional strike failed to take out the entire nuke armed task force (which would be pretty much every single US warship) - they had even more incentive to toss some tactical nukes. But our closest call had nothing to do with those damned Russkies - we almost nuked ourselves when a B52 exploded with two nukes on board over Goldsboro NC - 2 of the 3 fail safes on one warhead failed - only one lowly solenoid prevented detonation. Both bombs free fell to the ground.
  20. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    With its 50/50 chance of matching perception with reality, a chimp beats stupid every time.
  21. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    You know things are grim when a Bush is starting to look good. Never trust a political party that continues to enjoy having God's johnson firmly up its ass.
  22. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    16 million newly insured peeps = DIE, LOSERS! 20 million gay Americans - OFF YOURSELVES, SINNERS! Compassionate Conservatives - QUIT BEING SUCH PUSSIES!
  23. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Throw 'er hard in reverse! Tranny be damned! (or trannies, as it were). No new taxes? NO TAXES AT ALL, BITCHES! FREE STUFF ALL THE TIME!
  24. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Cruz! Cruz! Cruz!
  25. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    Kindergarten definitions of voter suppression aside, Wiki does a decent job of explaining how it really works in our great nation: Voter Suppression in the United States
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