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A law student has caused a stir online after publishing a novel design for a drone-proof city.
Shura City, designed as a class project by Asher Kohn, 25, is an attempt to use architecture to counter surveillance and targeted attacks by the remote-controlled aircraft.
The provocative design, which is like a sci-fi riff on traditional Middle-Eastern architecture, uses a range of tricks to confuse the aerial death machines and keep the city's inhabitants concealed.
Drone strikes and surveillance are increasingly part of everyday life in the 21st century. Barely a week goes by without news of a fresh attack by the machines somewhere in the world.
According to the UK's Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a minimum of 2,629 people have so far been killed by drones in Pakistan alone, with many more in other countries like Yemen and Somalia.
And it is not only people living in predominantly Muslim countries who find themselves targeted, as police and spying agencies are increasingly using the aircraft as a covert means of surveillance at home in the West.
It was recently revealed that the U.S. military drones with surveillance capabilities so powerful they are able to track the movements of an entire medium-sized city all at once.
Originally posted by luciddream
4699 are "Terrorist" obviously.
Oh what!? Anti-Obama crew is already in the house?
Tell me all about how Obama wiped 2 countries, killed 100,000+ people and started the depression. Oh right it wasn't him.
Originally posted by spqrenki
HEY... it's okay because they're brown people (mostly). Brown people don't count!
Imagine that President Obama is visited by aliens who give him the power to kill any human being with his mind. Simply by willing it, he can bring about his or her violent death, as if by a tiny missile. Alternatively, he can kill inconspicuously, so that the target appears to die from an aneurism, a heart attack, a stroke, or any number of other "natural causes" that he can vary as he sees fit. He is limited only insofar as he can kill just one person at a time, which takes roughly two minutes.
The power would expire at the end of his term.
Would that be a good thing?
Originally posted by neoholographic
This is the hope and change of Barack "Drone" Obama. These drone strikes kill innocent children.
Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by butcherguy
I really don't care for one over the other, as long as everyone look down on all politician the same... but when one get blamed for EVERYTHING that's wrong with the country, thats when my bias detector goes haywire and step in and correct the unbalance.
As long as everyone get the same treatment, everything is good.
Originally posted by conspiracytheoristIAM
The sooner TPTB can declare the U.S. a "battlefield "the sooner those pesky "domestic terrorists" can be fired on by an ever increasing presence of drones.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
US senator says drones death toll is 4700