The Most Terrifying Drone Ever! Run Away!

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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 02:47 PM
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This may not be in best posted in War on Terrorism, but I feel that it fits as the new "terror threat" is domestic terrorists. Please move as needed.


1) The drone is a Maveric UAV, designed and marketed by a local Monroe outfit called Condor Aerial. Maverics don't carry weaponry of any kind and can't provide long-term surveillance due to its maximum 90-minute flight time.

2) Based on the news story, the police department intends to use the drone essentially as they would a helicopter for the stated purposes of "rescue, natural disasters, pursuits and other aerial needs," including situations like "a bank robbery, or any incident where the officers are pursuing someone on foot." Though, at $44,000, the drone is considerably less expensive to purchase and maintain than a chopper. Unless the drone develops artificial intelligence and begins to think for itself, I'm having a difficult time distinguishing it from any other law enforcement aircraft beyond the fact that its pilot is on the ground. And, hell, they can put a deadly police sniper on a helicopter. Not so with the Maveric.

3) The word "drugs" or the phrase "drug war" don't appear anywhere in the article. It's possible that Greenwald interpreted "asset forfeiture" as being specifically about drug dealers (the government uses this admittedly dubious process on all sorts of criminals), but there's not a single mention to that effect. Though I suppose it's possible, it's definitely not a fact pulled from the article he linked.


www.huffingtonpost.com...

This drone is very small and relatively inexpensive compared to other drones. Not to mention it looks like a bird. I can see this used for surveillance on the American populace... If it isn't already. Who would know if it was? It is so small that even if it is/has been used, most would think it was just a bird.

Just one more weapon for Big Brother to use. To be honest, I am not surprised that this type of drone has come around. I wonder what kind of camera it is equipped with and how the picture quality really is.





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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 03:32 PM
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Strap some C4 to that lil prick and we got a guided missile.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 03:36 PM
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That really is scary. I can only imagine how many times I have seen a bird and unknowingly seen a drone...

Waiting for the person who says, "if you are not doing anything wrong you don't have anything to worry about"... there is always one...



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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12 gage double 00= expensive toy broken and smok'n. Will they never learn



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 03:45 PM
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I know lol.

Hypothetical situation:

WH: The government wants to have an armed federal agent in every household 24/7 making sure you aren't a terrorist.

That guy: If you're not a terrorist, than what do you have to fear?



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by danneu89
reply to post by lothran
 


I know lol.

Hypothetical situation:

WH: The government wants to have an armed federal agent in every household 24/7 making sure you aren't a terrorist.

That guy: If you're not a terrorist, than what do you have to fear?


Hmmm... makes me wonder what YOU are hiding...



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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HaHa, man i want myself one of those drones.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:47 AM
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