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PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:55 AM Dec 2013

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

http://drones.pitchinteractive.com/

Since 2004, the US has been practicing in a new kind of clandestine military operation. The justification for using drones to take out enemy targets is appealing because it removes the risk of losing American military, it's much cheaper than deploying soldiers, it's politically much easier to maneuver (i.e. flying a drone within Pakistan vs. sending troops) and it keeps the world in the dark about what is actually happening. It takes the conflict out of sight, out of mind. The success rate is extremely low and the cost on civilian lives and the general well-being of the population is very high. This project helps to bring light on the topic of drones. Not to speak for or against, but to inform and to allow you to see for yourself whether you can support drone usage or not.
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NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
1. Great visualization tool. I LOVE how we see a big decline in casualties over the past four years.
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:00 AM
Dec 2013

Thanks, it was scary at first!

 

PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
4. No, you appear to have outed yourself as approving of US sponsored murder
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:24 AM
Dec 2013

As long as the rates are getting less over time.

 

NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
5. And I suppose you're one of those who think that ObamaCare is a failure because it's only better...
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:26 AM
Dec 2013

...and not perfect.

And yes, I'm outing myself.

Had you been paying attention, you'd know I came out a LONG time ago!

 

PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
6. There is a legal term...
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:31 AM
Dec 2013

Accessory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessory_%28legal_term%29#Knowledge_of_the_crime

To be convicted of an accessory charge, the accused must generally be proved to have had actual knowledge that a crime was going to be, or had been, committed. Furthermore, there must be proof that the accessory knew that his or her action, or inaction, was helping the criminals commit the crime, or evade detection, or escape. A person who unknowingly houses a person who has just committed a crime, for instance, may not be charged with an accessory offense because they did not have knowledge of the crime.


Proof is in the posting history
 

NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
7. LOL. Get yourself a good district attorney and lock me up! I'm done with this sorry world anyway!
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:33 AM
Dec 2013

And good luck with that wanting perfection right fucking now and anything less than that is acting as an accessory deal ya got goin' there!



 

PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
8. NSA has this history
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:59 AM
Dec 2013

Someday, we may change the direction of this country from the evil it has become. Someday the USA may do the right thing again. Someday our real criminals may have to pay for crimes they have committed. Some day.

woo me with science

(32,139 posts)
9. K&R Thank you for posting this.
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:07 AM
Dec 2013

The Bushbot-like, mindless cheering for slaughter in our name is nothing short of gut-wrenching.

We have had a gradual coup by corporate fascists who value profit and power over human life, and they have polluted our media and our national consciousness. We have a formidable task ahead of us to wrest this country back from them.
 

PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
10. We can not even rid them from DU.
Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:50 AM
Dec 2013

To get rid of them in the general population seems a quite daunting task. It has to happen though. Humanity and the world have no other option, for their continued existence depends on it.

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