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Old 07-17-2013, 08:59 AM
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Air Force Drone Crashes, Explodes In Florida

Another drone mishap closes a highway...


I feel safer already. Do you?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:08 AM
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Converting each jet to a UAV costs the Air Force an average of $2.6 million.
Somehow I bet there are a lot of poor people in the US thinking "what a waste".
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:58 PM
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What a waste of money. Drone was prolly headed to take pictures of people on the beach anyways.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:51 AM
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The more things you have flying in the sky is more crashes waiting to happen and the possibility of killing someone on the ground

Just my opinion
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:43 PM
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Good to see my tax dollars at work......

A lot of senior citizens could have gotten their medicine with 2.6 million dollars...
But ...what the hay?.....
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:33 AM
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its really a waste of money....
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:42 PM
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Mmmm... I guess I have to kick in with my contrarian view of things based on my life experiences.

I bet the science and development agencies, universities and the engineers who develop drone technology don't think it's a waste of money.

When drones take the place of manned aircraft (and the military is running low on pilots now anyway) and fewer young men are called on to risk their lives in battle, we may find that it is money well spent.

The application may seem inane without knowing the full background and mistakes may happen but I'm pretty sure developing drone technology has many unseen benefits.

Much in same way that the space race developed technology and materials that have benefitted society in inumerable ways any leap forward in engineering and the sciences has long term benefits for society. For example, we have the trip to the moon to thank for microwave technology, development of a variety of plastics, battery technology, new and different materials.

Physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics - all these fields were expanded to waste money going to the moon.

I guess I'd rather waste money on drones and employ all those American scientists and end up with really cool technology than hand it over to foreign countries to curry favor or prop up lame regimes.

Maybe if we wasted more money on science and engineering, then some of those poor people could... get a job working on a science and engineering project.

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