1984 is coming upon us faster than you think

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Jun 13, 2012
  1. air2004
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    I enjoyed your views on the issue.
     
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    Allow me to retort...
     
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    If this passes, I'd also like to see traffic laws, and zones reviewed, because as it stands, cities put traffic cameras in places where there is a high amount of speeders, not because it's unsafe to speed in that section, but because it's a guaranteed cash cow. When you're keeping up with traffic it's sometimes hard to slow down to the speed limit.
     
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    Umm... I oppose drones to catch speeders, but could someone enlighten me on the 1984 reference?
     
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    For the reference about 1984 ....its to much for me to type here on my phone but you can read this http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four..... or im sure you can find the movie online.... you will find it very enlightening


     
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    1984 is a work of literature about a person living under a totalitarian government which is constantly watching all its citizens under the guise of "Big Brother". Its really worth a read.
    More and more cameras are cropping up all over the place allowing the government to watch us, this is just an extension of that. A mobile extension that isn't particularly visible to us (being several miles in the air)
     
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    Thanks, but you only needed to mention Orwell.
     
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    Sorry if I'm a bit close-minded, but can someone say to me why they don't want drones used for speeders? Is it because they're too scared that money will becoming out of their pockets?
     
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    No, its just that the excuse to catch speeders will give way to much more dangerous activities. I'm not exactly a conspiracy theorist, but I'm absolutely against anything that can be abused like this could be.
     
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    I'm so glad I'm not an adult so I don't need to worry about this. XD
     
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    you realize that they could use drones to spy on you without having to use "checking for speeders" as an excuse?
     
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    Its not something that can only be abused against adults. Besides, adulthood comes fast, so worry anyway.
     
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    I mean that I don't need to vote.
     
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    Give it time, you'll see.
     
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    I have voted in every election I have been eligible for.

    Fulfilling my duty as a citizen. B-)
     
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    To me, voting is an insult. It's like being asked to choose whips your pants down and shags you up the arse. But, at least you have a "choice".
     
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    Democracy is the worst form of government for a reason.
     
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    Build a $175,000,000 dollar piece of sophisticated tech to issue $175 speeding tickets? Not to mention the money it takes to maintain and run a single drone (routine diagnostics, fueling, repairs, etc.).

    The US government isn't exactly known for its efficiency, is it?
     
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