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National Park Service Bans "Drones" in Every National Park in the USA

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posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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Your first knee jerk reaction is that this might be a good thing. But I assure you its not. What are called UAV's or "drones" have been allowed in National Parks for many years. The main focus here is no civilian "drones" which are usually deployed for the use of photography and not spying on people as many of the knee jerkers suggest.

Lets get one thing clear right up front a quadcopter with a GoPro has little spy capabilities as there is no zoom function so it would be nearly impossible to spy on someone without their knowledge. Yes they are good for land navigation and surveillance but thats about it.

While were on that subject Eric Holder is trying to make legal the government to use drones to spy on American people they suspect to be "domestic terrorists" the double standards here would be ground breaking if they weren't so stupid. The national park service just banned drones from national parks "temporarily" until Obummer is out of office. This is punishable by up to $5000 or 6 years in prison, whats that a felony?

Somebody remind these losers that they don't make the rules, the people do and if they want to pass crap like this it should go through congress, no Federal Government should own land thats the property of the people and the states they reside in to begin with.

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posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: txinfidel

Dang that sucks for the "squatch" hunters....


Any possibility of droning over the woods to find "big toe" is all but gone now....


Just saying... Lol



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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You really have to ask yourself

"What do they have to hide in them there parks of theirs?"

You really need a stint in a Psycho Ward with "up to $5000 or 6 years in prison."

Feed these idiots to the bears! The National Parks are the property of the people!

This is just stupid!

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posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358



Feed these idiots to the bears! The National Parks are the property of the people!



Not above the tree line old boy.....not above the tree line...



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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This sucks on a mighty scale for all those "hippies" relaxing in Yosemite waiting on their Amazon book delivery fo' sho'



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Well from what I found, there was a seismic incident in Yellowstone about a month ago and the public cameras went out and there was a temporary stop to "drones" flying around. There was also someone flying around Mt. Rushmore and the Feds didn't like that.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

No what sucks is having to buy the governments permission to do anything.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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Posted HERE the other day.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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originally posted by: txinfidel
a reply to: pheonix358

Well from what I found, there was a seismic incident in Yellowstone about a month ago and the public cameras went out and there was a temporary stop to "drones" flying around. There was also someone flying around Mt. Rushmore and the Feds didn't like that.


As I said, What are they hiding?

Seriously, what do they have to hide? I cannot think of a reason to pass such a draconian law unless they are hiding things. Watch for the next one! No aircraft over National Parks or over selected National Parks. That will be because of some 'Short Time' hazard.

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posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: txinfidel

I've never tried nor felt capable of buying a government's permission tbh.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

What are they hiding? Lots of stuff. Many national parks are UN world heritage sites.
Theres hundreds of miles along the border that are off limits to Americans while illegals come in the US every day.

But to me its not about that, I just want to see the place where I grew up. I want to spread the things I have seen to others and make a meaningful contribution to society.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

No worries, I feel the same.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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C'mon peep's stop seeing evil intent in every decision.

Ever been hit in the head by a recreational drone? Most of them do not have prop guards on them. Shouldn't there be some place on the planet where you can get away from technology, enjoy nature without the screaming buzz of brush-less motors. What you will find is that you will be able to use a drone in a national park if you first fill out a form and pay a fee. It's all about the revenue raising folks, religions started this scam eons ago.

First you ban it, then you charge people to do what previously, they where doing for free.

This is how capitalism works.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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What I find hard to reconcile is the demand for privacy and the outrage at an obvious attempt to avoid privacy abuse...I don't get it. Who needs to use a drone in a national park?



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: subtopia

You can expect privacy at your home or in a national park in a tent, otherwise your in public.

But then again maybe we should ban cameras and recreational vehicles too.

No hobbyist or commercial photographer has the intent of spying on you. That is only in the interest of the Government.

So your saying that your okay with the government spying on you, but your not with only certain activities in a public park?



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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What I find hard to reconcile is the demand for privacy and the outrage at an obvious attempt to avoid privacy abuse...I don't get it. Who needs to use a drone in a national park?


Not sure what you mean, national parks are public. Am I wrong?



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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As I said, What are they hiding?

Seriously, what do they have to hide? I cannot think of a reason to pass such a draconian law unless they are hiding things. Watch for the next one! No aircraft over National Parks or over selected National Parks. That will be because of some 'Short Time' hazard.



They are hiding a lot of stuff. They want illegals to set up squat camps and be able to evade authorities, millions of acres dedicated to this. Pot farms, black projects, military installations.

What they don't want is American citizens out in their woods off of the grid.

Those are reserved for non citizens.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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its not about privacy its about LIABILITY, who will get caught up in a lawsuit when the drone lands on a child's heads. They are not like a kite. The land of the free is the land of the who can I sue and the national parks reasonably see the increasing amount of flying toys as a potential problem which they stopping until they can cover their own asses.
Drones are a potential fire starter as well in the wrong hands.



posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: subtopia

So you set up restrictions, you ask people to be reasonable and if they break the law they are fined.

Also they are not toys, they are tools and they come with responsibilities.
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posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:51 PM
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all I'm saying is that it's probably about liability until they can get a working procedure. I've worked on the great barrier reef for years as an underwater videographer, I would have loved to have the tech back then to get images of the reef from above and fly it around the boat to get even more passengers to buy the video.

Moving images move people, sadly so does the smell of money....



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