This was going to be a serious grown-up blog, but instead it's just a bunch of reblogged tv gifs. SORRY.
It doesn’t take too much imagination to understand that a drone is very hard to stop. It flies low and it isn’t stopped by all of the infrastructure we have in place to make sure people don’t go to the places they’re not supposed to go to. Fences and walls and gates and barriers, it simply goes over those things. … As these drones get cheaper, more prevalent, easier to get, attract less attention, it raises the risks that they will fall into the wrong hands and be used inappropriately.
In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the FAA to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace. Brookings Institution senior fellow John Villasenor explains what these drones will be able to see — and how our privacy and national security may be affected. (via nprfreshair)
The paparazzi will want to use drones if they can and obviously that’s going to raise some very significant questions.
Aerial views of Brad Pitt’s house? Overhead surveillance at borders? On today’s Fresh Air, a conversation about what drones flying over America will be able to see. (via nprfreshair)
I am upset about everything right now. WHY ARE POLITICS SO SHITTY. Also that article is written with terribly subjective language. I prefer this one: huffingtonpost.com/2011…
Yes, that’s a better article. I’m not fond of Salon, but a quick search for more objective articles didn’t turn up any results, so I just went with it.
RHIANNON I DON’T KNOW WHO TO VOTE FOR NEXT YEAR. I hate that the Republican party is obsessed with pandering to extreme social conservatives who want to limit and downgrade the rights of so many minorities. And then Obama infuriates me when he pays lip service to progressive ideals while adhering to the most controversial precedents set down by the W. Bush administration. RAAAAAAAAAAAGE.