Skip to comments.A Drone passed over me this morning. (vanity).
Posted on 04/01/2013 8:41:53 AM PDT by Rca2000
This is NOT an april fools joke.
This morning, when I got out of my car to go into work, I noticed a small plane-looking vehicle passing over the building I work at. We are close to the CVG Airport, but this was going away from it in a western direction, not from or towards it. I looked at it and noticed the "buzzing noise" it makes, MUCH different than any normal plane, and it came to me where I had heard that before--on video of a drone on tv or such. It continued on its way, and had one or two "things" mounted on or near what looked like wings and a strobe light flashing.
Pretty sure it was a predator, reaper or whatever non Jet powered drone they are using now.
What was it doing here??
That is Big Brother watching you!
Obamanation Counterculture File.
One was spotted over St. Augustine, FL, a few days ago, as well. The thought was, “That’s different...not quite right for an airplane, no sound, different reflection/appearance...what is it?” with another person called for confirmation that it was a drone.
Several thoughts: there’s more awareness of them, more looking for them, therefore more seeing them, though have likely been around for “a while”; also, they are now increasing in numbers, therefore, more likely to be seen for that reason, as well.
Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you! ...or watch you!
Is today recycling day?
I live near a GA airport and I see and hear a lot of weird stuff then when it flies overhead it turn out to be a Cessna 170. Lifeflight landed there and it was noisy as all get out; I heard it first and was thinking WTH, then I went and looked at the runway.
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on the meaning of “here” here. At first, I concluded that based on a “CVG airport” I could not determine the city. Then it occurred to me that I didn’t have any clue on the state. Then I decided that we don’t have enough information to know the country where you might be.
Finally, given that this is April 1: Are you on planet Earth?!
Could fly any faster or dart any quicker than a Texas dove with a 20 mph tailwind.
Could it have been an A-10? They buzzzzzz
In this part of Va, we have all sorts of stuff flying around. Drones, jets, helos, seals hanging off of helos.
Seems like other peeps have seen them in your state.
What is this obsession some people have with drones? They are going to play a big part soon in everything from monitoring/reporting on traffic conditions, to aiding law enforcement in finding fugitives, to supplementing CCTV cameras in public areas to help deter crime, etc, etc. They have military and civilian use and will be used more and more by police, companies, and even individuals. This paranoia some people have of new technology is a little ridiculous.
hehhehheh — “OVER!!”
but THEN whaddaya do with it?
Just a matter of time before a drone collides with a commercial aircraft ... sending it crashing into a residential neighborhood, killing all on board and people on the ground. Journalists can write the story now, leaving a few blank spaces to fill in later as the event unfolds.
Out our way, we call ‘em “skeet”.
Well, Longbow (I can’t remember the number in his handle) says they have civilian uses so if you just make sure you shoot it down without destroying its innards maybe you can use it do some spying of your own...
Silly subject. Sees a drone and goes right back to the racist, murderous, right-wing website to exercise hate-speech. I am reporting rca2000 to the authorities immediately.
Question, does our private property being secure from unreasonable search and siezure extend to air rights?
So, what kind of bird shot works best on drones?
How high overhead was it?
COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PASSENGERS HAMPER NATIONAL SECURITY
Two, possibly Three gigabytes of intelligence damaged in crash
Drone 33640 irreparably damaged
Human error blamed for computer failure
Okay, then. We shouldn’t worry a bit about what this anti-American, communist administration is up to. I’m sure it’s all simply about “public safety.” After all, if we’re “not doing anything ‘wrong,’” then why should it bother us if the federal government or state and local law enforcement is constantly spying on us with ever-advancing technology?
Yeah, that’s it. “Public safety.” Just as their frenzied desire to disarm the law-abiding American public is all about “public safety.”
Don’t feel lonely we had one pass over us as we exited I-85 at Sugarloaf Parkway (Metro Atlanta suburb) on St. Patrick’s Day. At first we thought it was a chopper but as it got closer the wind drifted it sidways and you could clearly see that it was a drone. Just flying straight North up I-85 spying on the highway.
One was spotted and shown on the evening news in Austin, TX a couple weeks ago. Conroe, TX (east of Austin) sheriff’s dept. has had one for a year. Sure, like they really need one - not.
Time for you to cut your growing operations...
If you were in N California, I would wonder if my 12 year old grandson was out flying his 2 year old Christmas present.
Since you aren’t out here, April Fool!
What are you? Obsessed with freedom or something?
A couple of problems with that new load:
1. The shells cost $50 each for a box of 10.
2. They are only sold in boxes of 10 due to the cost.
3. Your shotgun is ruined after one box.
I think we’ll need some of that long before we’ll need zombie ammo.
I saw you on the drone monitor. Why didn’t you wave?
It isn’t just this administration that is going to use drones. There is no reason to sound like an old luddite that’s afraid of new technology. LOTS of people, organizations, groups, law enforcement, etc, are going to use drones. Everyone from media, universities, businesses, local law enforcement, state law enforcement, feds, even individuals will be using them.
Obsessing over a technology is silly. Most drones in the world are not going to have hellfire missiles hanging from them. In fact the vast majority will probably be replacing/supplementing the helicopters role in dealing with traffic, law enforcement issues, etc. There will be drones for weather spotting, security at public events, individuals that want to monitor their property, etc. Drones are here to stay, obsessing over them is dumb.
lol...My thoughts as well....
however I plan to capitalize on this new sport....I'm doing the research on which animals can best be trained to “point” them for me.....maybe a prairie dog or a field mouse....they are always looking up and watching for birds of pray...
in any event I'll have the 1st field trained “Drone dogs” or “Drone mice” for sale on the Internet....This new sport could become huge in red states...
“Younsurenit”. Wow I made up a new hillbilly word.
Just because something is possible doesn’t make it good or right.
The idea or reality of being spied on from above should be repugnant to any persn,especially Americans who claim to be free.
Great. Now I have to comb my hair and put on lipstick when I go out and feed the chickens.
If you click on Jack’s name you will learn “am a 38 year old conservative man, who lives near Cincinnati, Ohio.”
Don't drone me bro ...
Whoever take one out of the sky will instantly become my newest hero.
I think we should start a National “Give A Drone The Bird” movement.
I’m sure the video technology is advanced enough to pick up on thousands of American citizens extending their middle finger....lol.
Let “Big Bro Barry” and his minions know what Americans REALLY think about him and his civilian drone program (and everything else he’s done and is still doing).
Who is “obsessing over technology”? Technology is not the point.
The point is that we are becoming a fully-surveilled police state.
What’s “dumb” is doing the exact thing that societies before us have done—incrementally giving up a little liberty for a little security, until we are fully serfs. Oh, yes, we are.
Oh good grief, there are cameras everywhere already - especially if you live in an urban area. We have traffic cameras, weather cameras, CCTV cameras in public places, cameras in ATM's, etc. Drones will just replace old technologies and supplement others. In another generation or two commercial aircraft may well be pilotless as well.
Being against drones is stupid. Being against illegal or unethical things they may be used to do is fine. They are just another technology and one that is going to become very prevalent.
“Just because you are paranoid doesnt mean someone isnt out to get you! ...or watch you!”
You have to admit that they are cheaper than black helicopters.
“...comb my hair and put on lipstick when I go out and feed the chickens.”
Yep, right there is one big benefit from drones!
As the prices of drones come down you’ll probably just send one out to feed them, to spray insecticide- especially in your orchard, to clean the gutters, to get the mail from the mailbox, find the dog and lead him back. One that could carry a bale of hay would be real useful. Broadcast seeds? One would make a great ‘scarecrow’!
As an old geezer I’m itching for one that will patrol my yard with a recording that says “You kids get off my lawn, I know who your parents are!”
It doesn’t have to be armed, though that would be nice...