UM: I need to your to expand on the Drone thing – Obama’s love of using the drones. You say you “got the goods” – your words. What do you mean?
WHI: It’s what has been brewin’ for well over a year now…it’s causing all kinds of hell between the administration…the military…infighting and concern among the staff…even Jarrett don’t have a handle on all of it. Even she is not entirely comfortable with how the president has sunk his teeth into the drones…the kill list. She’s not bothered by their use specifically…she’s more…I would guess she’s more worried over the political implications of Obama’s obsession…that eventually enough people will stand together and say ENOUGH. She can’t afford to have that happen too soon…the re-election makes them all vulnerable…the plans…the obligations to others…America can still stop them in 2012 and she understands that. So having Obama so oddly focused…not just focused…he gets excited…visually…the guy gets off on it and he ain’t even hiding that fact anymore. And some are repulsed by it. They’ve done video reviews you know…of the missions. The drones. The kills.
UM: The president you mean? He watches videos of the drone attacks?
WHI: Yeah – like it was…like it was porn. I can’t emphasize…I don’t think I’m painting a clear enough picture here for you of how this thing has people really freaking out inside the administration. It’s good on one hand because it’s got more of them willing to talk…but…the fact it’s gotten this bad…these drones…an American president who has the video sent up to his personal study so he can watch them over and over again…like I said – sh-t ain’t right. And more and more people are figuring that out – and that is what has Jarrett concerned. But even she…Obama won’t listen to her on this one. Those drones are the one thing he really feels he has control over…all the rest…he’s been told what to say and where to go…when to wake…when to sleep…but the drones. The drones are all his – and he ain’t given those up. For nobody.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
He IS the president, you know. It's good that he has access to this stuff. And I bet if 99% of the men and 60% of the women who are interested in such things had access to it, they'd be watching it "like porn", too.
You know what I watch "like porn"? Dog training videos. Not at 3 AM, but several times during the day... I feel so embarrassed...
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
reply to post by DerepentLEstranger
I doubt it man. He wouldn't use something he wiped his a$$ with.
Build yourself a Drone NOW (before they become illegal)
Francis Fukuyama isn't your standard tech guy. He's a policy guy at Stanford that writes hefty books on very philosophical topics. That's why his detailed blog post on his efforts to build a surveillance drone are so cool. Here's a little video of the test of his drone outside of his office at Stanford. youtu.be...
Francis makes two simple observations that are worth repeating. Here's the first one:
"I don’t have to spell out the implications of this. I want to have my drone before the government makes them illegal."
The Inevitable Ban on Drone Tech
I agree with Francis, it's pretty clear that drones will become illegal sooner than later. Let me run through a scenario for you. I'm going to have some fun with it:
The ban will likely start by closing down the drone flight amateur loophole -- under 400ft, line of site, away from built up areas (which Francis obviously violated with his test flight). You will need a license to fly even small drones. Commercial licenses will be very restrictive (right now it's illegal to take pictures from a drone for commercial purposes).
However, that's not going to last. There will be too many violations as people build and use drones without regard to the legal restrictions. It will then be made illegal to own a drone w/o a very restrictive license.
Of course, that won't last long either. People will continue to build and use them using generic parts. This technology will prove way to useful and too easy to access. At that point, like we have seen recently with efforts to put limits on general purpose computing (ACTA, SOPA, etc.), we are going to see the following:
Bans on general purpose robotic technology from hardware to software.
Controls on general purpose fabrication technology (since parts can be made with these technologies). There will be lots of support from commercial patent and copyright holders for government bans on 3D fabrication.
Controls on people that know how to build drones. Dangerous people must be tracked and monitored (I had a physics teacher once who designed nuclear bombs, he couldn't travel more than 50 miles w/o government authorization -- it would be much easier to do that for many more people now using modern tech).
Now, all of these steps will accelerate to the end point if a single terrorist incident is based on drone tech.
So, what should you do?
Build yourself a drone. Before they are made illegal.
Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
Because Obama and Porn are exactly what I want for breakfast...
I find it hard to believe this. I really dislike Obama a lot more than I can possibly express, but I am just not sure if I am buying what the article is selling. Of course, if that sort of thing turns him on I am almost positive there is no shortage of folks dying to sit right next to him and eat it up as well.
Originally posted by Doom and Gloom
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
Completely disregarding the source and the trash in it, I do think there is a something going on, I mean the number of "drone strikes has increased dramatically during his term as POTUS. Right along side of the drone strikes there are a massive number of drone bases and drones now operating in US air space. One would be a fool to think that there isn't something going on with this drone program.