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    A quadcopter falls on the WH lawn. Really ......

    A quadcopter falls on the WH lawn.

    Really ... why the hysteria? It's a nothing-incident, really.

    If one dropped on your lawn, would you seek to regulate a whole nation?

    Anyway, it's...
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    Absolutely, for those who want it. If you need...

    Absolutely, for those who want it.

    If you need to be governed, then that's fine. Vote away. Don't include me in your plans, though.
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    Nope. Never. When you accede to voting, you...

    Nope. Never.

    When you accede to voting, you embrace the notion that every "oik" has an equal say in the disposition of your property.

    Right there and then, you have given up your "property...
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    As I see things, it is nature of the State which...

    As I see things, it is nature of the State which is changing ... becoming more over-bearing.
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    http://time.com/3683923/obama-drone-regulation/ ...

    http://time.com/3683923/obama-drone-regulation/



    Obama calls for regulation in this video.
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    My 35 MHz gear has an operating range of 2300...

    My 35 MHz gear has an operating range of 2300 yards, at ground level. I know this from direct observation.

    That is approx seven times further than the absolute max. range at which I can fly a 60"...
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    Veeeeery nice. . ...

    Veeeeery nice.


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwF3mAS2NFo
  8. It all depends. We have a tiny runway, only...

    It all depends.

    We have a tiny runway, only 120 feet x 18 feet. A bit limiting in terms of aircraft type and its suitability for novice flyers.

    Used to have 180 x 24, which was much better ......
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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ...

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    In British slang an anorak /ˈĉnərĉk/ ...
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    That's the point. Your insurance is there to...

    That's the point.

    Your insurance is there to protect you FROM the other guy.

    When I buy flying insurance, my intent is to ensure that "the other guy" gets as little as possible from any claim...
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    "Regulatory Capture" ... I think that's the...

    "Regulatory Capture" ... I think that's the in-vogue term for what is, essentially, Fascism.
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    I read an interesting idea in the British press,...

    I read an interesting idea in the British press, yesterday.

    Someone suggested that one-or-more "drones" might be used to fly above a football stadium, then drop some "white powder". The resulting...
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    Yep, well down ... stems from around the time...

    Yep, well down ... stems from around the time that the forum changed hands/format.

    When was that?
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    Nah, it's not me. Just something from...

    Nah, it's not me.

    Just something from YouTube.

    Looks like fairly compact gear, though.
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    FPV racing ... quite exciting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsxyV-kgfio&feature=youtu.be
  16. You think that was jammy. A fortnight back, I...

    You think that was jammy.

    A fortnight back, I was given a 1/4 scale Seagull Spacewalker ARF ... alll servos ... Rx ... OS 1.20 fs, Like new.

    Just waiting for some Wx.
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    What is "public property" ?

    What is "public property" ?
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    2010329 Define "society".

    2010329


    Define "society".
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    A privilege granted by whom? And, from where...

    A privilege granted by whom?

    And, from where does that "whom" gets its authority to place limits upon my behaviour?

    You made these assertions; I expect that you can justify them.
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    Not sure that you are correct about this. ...

    Not sure that you are correct about this.

    Several recent cases involving police who have refused to offer aid to people, because to do so would endanger their own lives.

    Perfectly reasonable...
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    But, "the police are the public and the public...

    But, "the police are the public and the public are the police" ... 7th Peelian' principle.

    So, any doctrine of "good faith" should apply equally to any other man.

    If it doesn't, then you have...
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    OK, then there was no crime committed?

    OK, then there was no crime committed?
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    Presumably, the court hearing was a civil affair,...

    Presumably, the court hearing was a civil affair, to determine whether damages were applicable?
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    The State does this kind of thing all the time...

    The State does this kind of thing all the time ... for instance, all of your emails and phone calls, not to mention the drones and satellites.

    Don't hear you complaining about this. Or is it OK,...
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    Good man. We suffer from way too much...

    Good man.

    We suffer from way too much "obedience".

    Obedient people tend to be the biggest criminals ... "I was only following orders."
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