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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:55 PM

 

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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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

1. Great visualization tool. I LOVE how we see a big decline in casualties over the past four years.

 

Thanks, it was scary at first!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:20 AM

2. What amount of casualties in a country we are NOT at war with are acceptable to you? n/t

 

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:22 AM

3. Oh, sorry, I guess you had a different point you wanted to make and I spoiled it with facts. nt

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:24 AM

4. No, you appear to have outed yourself as approving of US sponsored murder

 

As long as the rates are getting less over time.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:26 AM

5. And I suppose you're one of those who think that ObamaCare is a failure because it's only better...

 

...and not perfect.

And yes, I'm outing myself.

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

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:31 AM

6. There is a legal term...

 

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

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:33 AM

7. LOL. Get yourself a good district attorney and lock me up! I'm done with this sorry world anyway!

 

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!



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:59 AM

8. NSA has this history

 

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.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:07 AM

9. K&R Thank you for posting this.


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.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 08:50 AM

10. We can not even rid them from DU.

 

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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