posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by BigBrotherDarkness
Your source information is wrong. I was really surprised to see Politico pop up as being the author but it wasn't the same article at all. Politico
tends to be careful with their language choices and the article you quote reeks of propaganda.
Here's the correct source link:
I love how they even do a plug about how it's going to bring 70,000 jobs into the economy as if that's such a huge bonus. That's perhaps jobs for
0.035% of the unemployed/underemployed population and is more likely to go to workers already employed in similar fields. Oh how thrilling.
Drones are a form of automation as well so how is it impacting pre-existing job markets in terms of replacement? So the number sounds great but it
really isn't. They even toss in the nice salary of a drone pilot to make it more tantalizing. I've had more than a few people state that I should
become a drone pilot because my reaction speed and accuracy is top notch. I'd never do it in a million years because one can't place a price on
one's soul or privacy.
"Winning" implies that it was somehow a lottery and quite the coup to get these contracts. Considering that the dislike for drones is a bipartisan
thing, I wouldn't quite consider those states as "winning" anything other than perhaps the title of "sell-out state". Also thoroughly
unsurprised that one of those states is Reid's. However, if the propaganda laden out in this article doesn't push you early on to the brink of
nausea, then they'll give you the antiemetic of seeming neutrality with their last statements in that drones increase our surveillance society. Yep,
it sure does. Way to be neutral, NBC.
The last time I saw such a propaganda laden piece it also happened to be on the subject of drones as well. Time magazine had a very sinister cover
for the subject but the article content was all feel good. It was just as gross.