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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You are like most Americans, yours would be considered the majority view.
    When the time comes you will willingly hand in your guns without resistance, you will likely save them a trip and drive them to a pick-up point, When speech becomes curbed you will carefully study the offensive words list as to not mistakenly use one, you like most law abiding citizens will obey any and all new laws without any open complaint.
    I'm glad our forefathers weren't like you.
    Your post is over the line. You have no idea what I would do.

    And with that I am outta here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Your post is over the line. You have no idea what I would do.

    And with that I am outta here.

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    That is what most people will do and you seem to be with them with your talk of the slippery slope being an exaggeration, don't you see what is going on around you and this is just what we know about, people need to wake up, freedom is falling away from us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Your post is over the line. You have no idea what I would do.

    And with that I am outta here.

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    What you are doing is being a pragmatist, you are going with what works, there is a lot of that in all of us but soon it won't work. Starbuck they are painting us in a corner and we both will see it in our lifetime.
    A robotic eye that flies through the air peering at American citizens to see what is taxable and whether they are armed is way over the line and the argument has far surpassed this level, now they are debating whether it should deliver lethal punishment, remotely. the president say's yes to all of the above.
    Slippery slope hell, we are in the abyss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Slippery slope? Overused term, sometimes. But I wish they had used it back when income tax was established in 1913, and only 1% paid any.

    But I think over regulating drones is a slippery slope. The Seattle PD turned theirs in. I don't think that's a good idea. Next thing you know the cops won't be able to use binoculars, or bullets that exceed 2000 ft/sec, or cars that can go faster than 65 MPH.

    Drone hysteria jumps party lines, so I think it'll be talked about for a long, long time. In the end, the bad guys will win, probably.
    Ha let em go wild with drones! would you be good with something along the lines of Minority Report too!! Give em an inch and they will take a mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I don't worry about this sort of thing.

    In fact, I would like to be able to tell if someone walking through the desert in the middle of the night was carrying a rifle or not.
    Tracking cell phones? Track mine. I don't care.

    But some guy named Ahmed, who is carrying an AK 47 while walking North from Nogales? I'm in favor of being able to follow him without him knowing it.

    And is the country going to get so backward that it takes such an interest in me loading up my car to go hunting, or in the act of hunting that it feels compelled to take me out with a missile? No.

    On the other hand, Homeland Security itself was a bad idea. That job should have gone to Border Patrol.
    I mind because it may be a chunk of desert that I own and have every legal right to be in possession of a handgun, rifle or M-16 if I have the stamp for it and while you may not care if they track your cell phones, I care if they track mine (even though they probably are anyway).
    From what I read the drones may be able to tell armaments, but I doubt they can pick up nationalities or ethnicity so it does not know if it is a guy named Ahmed or Billy Bob legally hunting jack rabbits.
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    Bird hunting target practice......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    Your post is over the line. You have no idea what I would do.

    And with that I am outta here.

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    Yes my post did presume too much, I was making a point. I don't know what you would do under gun control rulings or freedom of speech infringement, but to deny that we are on a slippery slope to a loss of our personal freedom is willfully blinding yourself to reality.
    You imply here that you would stand up and that I don't know what you would do in the circumstance I stated yet you are willing to leave over a post of mine that you think was too severe.
    I really don't understand why one post is enough to make you mad to the point of leaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    That is what most people will do and you seem to be with them with your talk of the slippery slope being an exaggeration, don't you see what is going on around you and this is just what we know about, people need to wake up, freedom is falling away from us.
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    Homeland Security's specifications for its drones, built by San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, say they "shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not," meaning carrying a shotgun or rifle. They also specify "signals interception" technology that can capture communications in the frequency ranges used by mobile phones, and "direction finding" technology that can identify the locations of mobile devices or two-way radios.

    Unless you are up to no good what freedom have you lost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterS View Post
    >snip<
    Homeland Security's specifications for its drones, built by San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, say they "shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not," meaning carrying a shotgun or rifle. They also specify "signals interception" technology that can capture communications in the frequency ranges used by mobile phones, and "direction finding" technology that can identify the locations of mobile devices or two-way radios.

    Unless you are up to no good what freedom have you lost?
    We have a right to our privacy, surprisingly the tone of the left have changed since Bush wanted to listen to suspect international calls during the height of the war on terror, you were all about privacy then, you sniveling little hypocrite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    but to deny that we are on a slippery slope to a loss of our personal freedom is willfully blinding yourself to reality.
    Bull, conservatives live in a world of logical fallacies. To be blind to that reality simply means we see reality...
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