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Children of the Drone

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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I took the day off and was browsing the news sites I normally do and came across this article. It made me sick, and very angry.

I won't post the pictures as they are rather repulsive, but this is the reality these people live through. Anyone who supports this "collateral damage" deserves to suffer the same fate as these children.

Click the link, but I warn you it's pretty bad so click at your own risk.

Mods please don't delete, this needs to get out there.

www.hangthebankers.com...





With drones now to be introduced in America and Australia….the question must be asked:

…are your kids next?



Please read and watch the links and decide whether or not you think this is all worth it.

U.N. investigator decries U.S. use of killer drones

Drone pilots to get medals?

Congress OK's expanded drone flights over the U.S.; bill headed to President Obama's desk

The Terminators: drone strikes prompt MoD to ponder ethics of killer robots

Okay, does anyone still support drone strikes on your "enemies"?
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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I have never supported it and never will. It is my theory that one loses some of the compassion one might have for another human being when you are able to use drones to do your dirty work.

It removes the person IMO, from the situation somewhat and allows them to get the feeling that they are playing some sort of high tech video game and the people they kill are just images on the screen instead of living, feeling, breathing, human beings. I believe this is done on purpose for a few reasons as well.

The photos are heart wrenching. I couldn't get past the first 2 or 3. In war there are no winners. We are made to believe that there are....but look at these photos, and tell me who wins.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 08:56 AM
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Sadly, there are people who "win" in these situations since they are not culpable for their actions. The losers are the mangled children who are caught in the middle of this fraud of a "war".

You are right, war has no winners, but this is not a real war.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:06 AM
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Cowards!

Remote control toy using murderous cowards



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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the chickenhawks/profiteers LOVE em because it trivializes human life. That way, they don't have to get their hands dirty



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by TXRabbit
the chickenhawks/profiteers LOVE em because it trivializes human life. That way, they don't have to get their hands dirty


Yeah they keep their hands clean and get medals for it.

But they also gave Obama a Nobel Peace Prize so we know the world is all #ed up anyways.




posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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I started a new thread on this because Children of the Drones didn't come up in search (Drone
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Heartwrenching stuff to say the least.
Having 30,000 drones in American skies is increasingly looking like a very bad idea.

The winners are the manufacturers of drones and missiles.
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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just for grins and possible federal prison time... perhaps its time I began tinkering with my own drones. Hey, depending on the outward appearance of these things, it would be an interesting project. I shall name it... project RED BARON.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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I would imagine a drone bombing would be like a drive by shooting.

You have no clue if you've killed your target.
You have no clue if you've mis-identifed the person.
You have no clue how many civilians you've killed.

It seems really sloppy even if the war on terror were real.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
I would imagine a drone bombing would be like a drive by shooting.

You have no clue if you've killed your target.
You have no clue if you've mis-identifed the person.
You have no clue how many civilians you've killed.

It seems really sloppy even if the war on terror were real.


The war on terror isn't real so it's sloppy either way.

I have a few clues, you might not like them though.
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Terrifying, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

This makes it all the more scary to know that drones are flying in U.S airspace, even though an attack on US soil is unlikely, for now..

s+f



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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From AskTheAnimals' post above...

"The winners are the manufacturers of drones and missiles."


In the same spirit I would like to post this video for us. It is what shocked me into trying to understand the Drone situation. Because of this vid I became interested in the Ethical Adaptor, one of the software components of the computer systems that will someday soon run these drones. It is being developed now at Georgia State University by Ronald C. Arkin for a time, likely in the very near future, when these bots will run autonomously.



A quote from the video's creator, John A. Butler...




“I’ve been very interested in all aspects of what is now branded as the Long War, which I see as a war between Finance and Humans, rather than East versus West, Capitalism versus Islam, or whatever.

A military invasion to secure resources and a financial austerity package to placate bondholders are all part of a unified process. It’s just that force is applied in a somewhat cruder manner in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Africa.

What I’ve done is transposed the action to the Homeland, where it will eventually arrive anyway. The Drones are Chamber of Commerce assets, part of the elite Milton Friedman Unit.”

dangerousminds.net...



X.
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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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That vid is so creepy.

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I should have said sloppy regardless


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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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It sure is. The link I provided to Arkin's paper is even creepier...



In a recent survey on people’s attitudes regarding autonomous robots capable of lethal force , the inclusion of the moral emotion of guilt was recommended by almost half of the respondents when considering a robot capable of lethal force, with only compassion occurring at a higher level. Our research group has extensive experience in
the design of autonomous agents possessing artificial affective functions...

The Ethical Adaptor operates at two primary levels:
1. After-action reflection, where reflective consideration
and critiquing of the performance of the lethal robotic
system, triggered either by a human specialized in
such assessments or by the system’s post-mission
cumulative internal affective state (e.g., guilt or
remorse), provides guidance to the architecture to
modify its representations and parameters. This
allows the system to alter its ethical basis in a manner
consistent with promoting proper action in the future.

2. Run-time affective restriction of lethal behavior,
which occurs during the ongoing conduct of a
mission. In this case, if specific affective threshold
values (e.g., guilt) are exceeded, the system will cease
being able to deploy lethality partially or in totality.

www.cc.gatech.edu...

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