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Wierd, Unknown Drone Photographed Hovering Over Oakland Neighborhoods
Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/12/2013 3:49:51 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

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To: Harold Shea

Seriously I would like to build one with a surveillance camera but not to spy on anyone just to be able to see the view from up there. Most wireless cams for public use not have that much range from what I’ve seen. I wonder his far away the government’s drones can transmit? Anyone know?


51 posted on 02/12/2013 5:42:49 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Harold Shea

Seriously I would like to build one with a surveillance camera but not to spy on anyone just to be able to see the view from up there. Most wireless cams for public use don’t have that much range from what I’ve seen. I wonder his far away the government’s drones can transmit? Anyone know?


52 posted on 02/12/2013 5:43:12 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Any good duck load will be sufficient!

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WE HAVE A WIN-N-A-A-A-H-H-H-HH!!!!

53 posted on 02/12/2013 5:47:06 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: prisoner6

Wouldn’t it be cool for some hobbyists to build some and fly them into a Congessional hearing for impact and to send a message?...lol


54 posted on 02/12/2013 5:48:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Reaganite Republican

why aren’t they being shot down by the residents?


55 posted on 02/12/2013 5:53:49 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Wings-n-Wind; SWAMPSNIPER
At 200 yds, your duck load will be useless.

Good luck shooting it with a rifle.

Jus' sayin' ...

56 posted on 02/12/2013 5:57:45 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

And here’s Anthony Cumia’s that he ran this weekend after the snow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ5ctYUquBc

Yes, you have to have money to own one, but it’s nothing sinister.


57 posted on 02/12/2013 5:58:36 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Reaganite Republican

A few Snaro Bird Points, a Guy Fawkes mask and a nice takedown recurve that fits in a backpack and Voila! Silent Snooper Killer!


58 posted on 02/12/2013 5:59:16 AM PST by 762X51
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To: Pan_Yan
The response would be very simple.

1. You would be arrested as a terrorist.

2. Drone control laws would be passed.

59 posted on 02/12/2013 6:02:39 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Good luck shooting it with a rifle.

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That's no shot for a shooter...
(...with adequate target aspect -- a good scope -- and some excellent high velocity rounds)

2A humor only... :-)

Enjoy your day

60 posted on 02/12/2013 6:14:13 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Does it have whiskers and a tail?

You knew it was coming.

61 posted on 02/12/2013 6:15:02 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Little Pig

I think those are the landing gear.


62 posted on 02/12/2013 6:36:59 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Reaganite Republican
It's our own little arms race all over again...Estes Rockest



and you can even upgrade your game with these:

63 posted on 02/12/2013 6:51:20 AM PST by frankenMonkey (this space for rent)
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To: jsanders2001

I`m thinking about getting one just for

checking the cows quickly at calving time.

Bet it will be used to check row crops as well.

A pretty cool invention for us that wouldn`t

abuse privacy of others.

There are many ways this thing could dangerous.

Airports,sub-stations,tank farms,ball games


64 posted on 02/12/2013 6:55:35 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Pan_Yan

fed building. I was taking pics for a photo class of the flags a block away (small city) and the guard came out to see what I was doing.

I like the sacrificial helo idea—set it with self-destruct pretty fireworks.


65 posted on 02/12/2013 7:09:00 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Bon mots

Good point, if they can’t tell from 200 yds away how can they seen who to shoot from a grainy drone pic


66 posted on 02/12/2013 7:40:41 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Kenton

THAT’s it


67 posted on 02/12/2013 7:42:06 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: jsanders2001

Probably line of sight (LOS) dependent upon height of TX and RX.


68 posted on 02/12/2013 7:57:10 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: reed13k

bfl


69 posted on 02/12/2013 8:24:53 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Little Pig

I predict a new shooting competition call “sporting Drones” will soon commence. Hold muh beer.


70 posted on 02/12/2013 9:07:38 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I wonder if some wit could create a “Drone Killers Club”, in which individuals with a hunting rifle with scope, hopefully silenced, a video camera, and a place of concealment, do their part to make such drone experiments and use as expensive as possible.

I’m sure some means could be found to edit such footage to make it untraceable, and to anonymously post it to the Internet.

In Britain, such saboteurs of road speed cameras have racked up a thousand or more “kills”. After multiple pages were posted showing burned cameras, the government had enough, and shut down the website. Impotent.


71 posted on 02/12/2013 9:47:18 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Little Pig

Or landing gear. Antenae could be smaller, and mor e effective if Oriented vertically. There was ashootin’ war with Oakland Gangs. Probably just keeping an eye on things.


72 posted on 02/12/2013 11:00:09 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Oberon
Doesn’t appear to be armored... just sayin’...

You're right, it's not.....

73 posted on 02/12/2013 2:17:51 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Reaganite Republican
belongs to some tv news outfit...
74 posted on 02/12/2013 3:25:36 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eye of Unk

“Makes a person wonder if Moslems in the US already have some form of weaponized drones that could say carry a biological agent into a theme park or something.”

FBI has already stung a home-grown jihadi, Rezwan Ferdhaus, who obtained two autonomous GPS-guided drones and scoped out an attack on the Pentagon and Capitol with the drones loaded with C4.


75 posted on 02/12/2013 6:53:11 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Reaganite Republican

posted on February 13, 2013 byGary DeMar
Drones as Watchbirds: Your Business is the Government’s Business

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/9439/drones-as-watchbirds-your-business-is-the-governments-business/#ixzz2KnMhs0Js


76 posted on 02/13/2013 8:04:51 AM PST by KeyLargo
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