• 1 year 3 months ago
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    Now that drones have access to US airspace a strange bit of news leaked from the Washington State House of Representatives.

    A bill to restrict ownership and/or operation of privately owned radio-controlled vehicles is under consideration.

    While I do not equate an RC helicopter with an iPhone taped to it with an Army spy drone, that may not stop my State legislature from writing bad laws.

    Please keep your ears open in case something like this gets started in your next of the woods.
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      • 1 year 3 months ago
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      eddstarr88 wrote:
      While I do not equate an RC helicopter with an iPhone taped to it with an Army spy drone

      Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they would. It is only through civil disobedience and vigilance that America is not a complete police state today.
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        • 1 year 3 months ago
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        Had a vision of two kids with an RC helicopter in a city park being roughed up by Seattle Police.

        Too many bad laws are being dreamed up by folks that need to find a hobby.
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          Oh yeah, I can definitely see that happening.


          I went looking for silly laws. The old-fashioned kind such as "illegal to walk an alligator in the public way on a Sunday." Do you know that in WA, "the harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered subspecies is a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment"? That one actually makes sense if you read the full text, though. Basically they don't want one person in the woods to think he sees Bigfoot from afar and shoot him, when "Bigfoot" is actually just another person in the woods. Although it then goes on to say that if you really catch Bigfoot, all profits derived therefrom must be donated to a state college for future studies or protection of the species.
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            All bets are off if Bigfoot is operating an RC vehicle.
            SPD don't fool around.
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              • 1 year 3 months ago
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              Believe me the authorities see us as a herd that is too stupid to do anything.

              If it wasn't for the constitution guns would be out right banned. Many local governments already severely limit what improvements a homeowner can do themselves to their home and will go as far as imprisoning you for trying. Kids are being fined for running lemon aid stands because they don't have a permit. You can't make money off of a skill you have without costly permits, taking classes and taking test. If you try you will be fined and possibly imprisoned. Kids are being micromanaged at school on what foods they can eat, what clothes they can wear, what kind of scissors they have and more. Adults are are micromanaged as well in the work place. You have to follow scripts, have very limited power to do your job and have do extra pointless work to avoid possible lawsuits. Now they are telling us what we can and can't do on our own time.

              This is just an extension of us being dummied down. Its to protect us from possible abuse and misuse. The intentions are probably good, but there are unintended consequences that they rarely take into account. We must keep fighting for our freedom because every new law takes a little away from us.
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                Whenever, where ever; the sight of kids operating a radio controlled truck seems like fun. It sure takes a strange mind to assume that toy truck has listening devices or spy cameras attached.

                Nanny state laws will be the death of everything. We may as well all move to New York City so Mayor Mike Blomberg can safely watch over us, lol.
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