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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Here we go again, Again!

"US sky regulator clips wings of Los Angeles police drone"
In this article we read about the LA police using a tiny, basically almost a toy remote controlled plane to remotely view surface roads and neighborhoods with 2 wireless cameras. A superbly great idea which any fifteen year old with a little lawn mowing money could pull off. And for the 15 year old it would be, if not totally legal, at least no big deal.

But damn those policeman for trying to fight crime without kissing every ass between earth and the heaven of regulatory masturbators. Argh! This sort of thing infuriates me. Some jackass at the FAA actually had to go and make a big issue out of what should just be common sense. How many times a year do the thousands of already in service RC airplanes cause mid-air collisions? I can't recall a single incident.

And of course the privacy tweaks had to weigh in on it too. Like any of us are going to be arrested for having a barbecue in our backyards. This device and those who use it purely intend towards crime control. No one would bother to use it for invasion of privacy.

As long as our society is so susceptible to such inane and inherently self-serving influences we will never see the peace-of-mind which we all know hovers just out of reach.


  • Very well said! I think our modern society has a rather warped idea of privacy. What most people don't stop to realize is that in today's world we actually have the most privacy as any people who have ever lived, well, except for people who lived in very remote areas. But for people in populated areas I think that the privacy now is greater. I need to think on this a little more though to be sure that I'm not just blathering. lol

    And Happy Birthday!!

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 7:17 AM  

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