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Forum Post: The Drone Industry Wants a Makeover

Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 22, 2013, 2:59 a.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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Drone companies try to convince the public there's more to them than spying and killing

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-drone-industry-wants-a-makeover-20130221#ixzz2Lc56MvB8



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[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 5 years ago

oh yeah wait until suspicious boyfriends start spying on their girlfriends.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

remember when they came out with these spy stores. They have all these gadgets for spying. I'm thinking in the 1990s.... Yes, spying on girlfriends and boyfriends is an old, old, deal.

In fact, we should see Cheaters TV Show use Drones if the mate lives in the country vs in the city with all the telephone lines, power lines, and overpasses. Well,... maybe not I guess.

Who knows. I guess we are talking about Private Detectives.

Dog the Bounty Hunter would do it for TV for sure.

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 5 years ago

drones need to be illegal that is all.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

We are sort of living in a reality show already. All the stuff the bankers do and Congress does and Says is :

1) Just like a Banana Republic
2) Like a Reality Show
3) Lacks Progressive & Logical Thoughts
4) Our Police State fits East Germany under the Stasi
5) Our Human Rights Violations are like a Military Junta

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 5 years ago

Also see, 'Covert Drone Wars' : http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/category/projects/drones/ - which is the definitive web-site on the matter, imo & also consider ...

Thanx for the link in your OP, which was more 'US centric' but very interesting and finally :

fiat lux et fiat pax ...

[-] 0 points by Nader (74) 5 years ago

How is using a drone to attack a target any different than using a cruise missile or stealth bomber to attack that same target?

Obviously they should not be used to spy on American citizens but from a military standpoint they have a valid role in a war zone.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 5 years ago

They aren't being used in a war zone. Are they?

Pakistan is an ally of the U.S. Yemen, it's all about hegemony.

[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 5 years ago

Again, how is it any different than if they launched a cruise missile from a ship or a laser guided bomb from a B2?

[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 5 years ago

Declaring war on "terror" does not give any nation any rights to use drones to kill civilians, even if you re-label them as "non-combatants". Same goes for missiles or laser-guided anything.

The U.S. people will be the ones paying the price for the arrogance of your 1%ers. That's you, isn't it?

[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 5 years ago

No, far from it unfortunately.

I just always found it amusing that people criticize the use of drones so much but you rarely hear a peep about cruise missile launches which give the exact same result.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 5 years ago

I meant you're the people. Paying the eventual price.

It used be that "they envy our freedom". Now, I'd say that paybacks are a bitch.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33490) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Perhaps in a clearly defined/recognizable War Zone - But Not in Civilian Centers.

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

"Oblivion" with Tom Cruise is a good example of why we need to remove them from our world 100%.