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DRONES ARE NOW IN AMERICAN SKIES!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mouse, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. mouse

    mouse Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    Never let a good crisis go to waste. This doesn't surprise me one bit.
    From the article,
    "According to Express, drones being used to find Christopher Dorner are on the hunt for the ex-soldier who killed three people and vows to kill more in the near future. The police are planning to use spy drones in order to zero in on his location as they believe Dorner is holed-up in the San Bernardino mountains."
    Read more at Drones Being Used to Find Christopher Dorner as the Search Continues*|*American Live Wire

    I couldn't figure out how the government was going to roll out the drone program in America..............guess that answers that.
     
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  2. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Get your tags!:bluelaugh:

    drone_hunting.jpg
     
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  3. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    get your crap straight. he wasn't a soldier. he was a seaman. there is a difference.
     
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  4. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    Looks like "Civillian75" hit the nail on the head.:worship:
     
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  5. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    ALLEGEDLY. Last time I checked he had not actually been charged with murder and has definitely not been convicted. He's a SUSPECT.
     
  6. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    some people that haven't been don't understand the difference
     
  7. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    He was an officer. Seaman is considered towards the enlisted ranks, more specifically the three lowest enlisted ranks. Plus his 'mentor' or close friend was a cm1. So he likely didn't sit on a ship much other than the 30 days it takes to get a sea service ribbon. He played more of a amphibious role (bdu's).
     
  8. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait to shoot a drone down.
     
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  9. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    thanks for furthering my own correction. i honestly don't understand naval ranks. when i first saw petty officers (lots of them in one place), i thought they were all colonels! fortunately i didn't salute any of them. man, that would have been a major red face, go hide in a dark corner moment! :laugh:
     
  10. James 61

    James 61 Clark Co Washington Member

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    Don't feel bad. I think I saluted a chief once by accident when I was a PFC. It was sunny and all I could see was shinny color points so out of reflex I saluted.

    Back on topic. If they do use a drone to take him out the backlash should be spectacular.
     
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I find it ridiculous but somehow entertaining that there are those that would still describe themselves as being free in this country.

    “To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.

    It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonoured.

    That is government; that is it’s justice; that is it’s morality.”


    – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 19th century French philosopher
     
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  12. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    I don't consider myself 'free' but I do consider my predicament better off than if i was in jail/prison or that of any government worker who lives only to place people in such a predicament.
     
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  13. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, now he is a "Domestic Terrorist" so no more trial. They can kill him with zero rights whatsoever.
     
  14. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    WOW!!! There is a sobering thought!:whip:
     
  15. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    By killing the 16 year old American son of that American dude in yemen just because he was his son, this guy wasn't anymore right in killing the daughter of that former LAPD officer that represented him. According to the us governments logic and dorners, they both are doing equal justice.
     
  16. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Allegedly.
     
  17. mouse

    mouse Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    Not my words, this is from the article.
     
  18. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So the source of this story is a UK tabloid newspaper? And how is this different then what the National Guard has been doing for over a decade with their FLIR systems? they aren't going to waste a 150K missle shooting at this guy in the Sierra Madres.
     
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  19. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    As a Navy PO 2nd Class (E5) I once had an interesting conversation with a Marine corporal (E4) at Subase Pearl. Seems I'd stepped out of the crosswalk while crossing the street, so he yelled, "Hey squirrel! Come back here!" and was preparing to write me up.

    I walked back and stood about about a foot from him and growled, "Now, what the #$%^& do you want?"

    He was a little surprised, and I think he understood that things weren't going as expected. He explained what I'd done and that he was going to write me up. I told him to give me a blank report chit as well and to call the Corporal of the Guard because he'd shown disrespect to a superior NCO. He pointed to my two chevrons and said, "But you're not a superior NCO."

    I said, "Son, apparently you just don't understand the sergeant - corporal relationship."

    When the CoG got there we negotiated a deal and nobody got written up.
     
  20. mouse

    mouse Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    if you read the article you would have noted the police assured the public the drones are of the unarmed variety. Well this time at least. :cool: