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N.D.'s House has passed a bill requiring a warrant to use unmanned planes for surveillance on citizens. Your thoughts?

  1. Good idea
  2. Getting a warrant is unnecessary
 
 
 
 
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locomotive

Feb-26-13 11:55 AM

That was funny, leftwing.

:-)

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EarlyBird

Feb-26-13 8:47 AM

After reading the article about the Chinese hacking our computers I don't think it's a very good idea to put unmanned aircraft in populated areas.

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obertc

Feb-25-13 5:00 PM

Give 'em a inch and they'll take a yard ... better to deny the inch at the get go. I recall not to long ago when a high court ruled that police couldn't put a GPC tracker on a suspects car, just so they could follow him around ... with no probable cause. This drone thing almost sounds like that, minus the suspect.

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disgusted

Feb-25-13 1:34 PM

I agree with that. It is the luck of the draw with attorneys, how much you can pay, and what information the criminal is willing to give up for a lighter sentence. Amos, I don't want them patroling for whatever reason either. The authorities have the power and it needs to be restrained. I don't like the dog catcher shining his spot light in every window as he goes down the street. If it happens again, we will report him.

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AmosPerkins

Feb-25-13 12:40 PM

A warrant is a good idea, however I believe they shouldn't need one to keep an eye on parolees or to search for meth labs, pot farms, suspects on the run, etc.

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locomotive

Feb-25-13 12:25 PM

EarlyBird, if I were a golden goose egg, you'd still crack me up!

I appreciate a sense of humor on here, just like H4C and others.

A little levity levitates the whole bunch...

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locomotive

Feb-25-13 12:22 PM

"Requiring search warrants for such is protecting the citizens and their property from unlawful search and seizure."

Common sense, disgusted. A+

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disgusted

Feb-25-13 11:56 AM

animal, I agree with your post of Feb-25-13 11:26 AM. If you own it or have to pay for it, you protect it with your life. Drones used by our local officers are going to be used. Requiring search warrants for such is protecting the citizens and their property from unlawful search and seizure.

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animal

Feb-25-13 11:39 AM

There is a lot of new and old tech. that isn,t good for us!! As for finding lost people, we have an Air Guard, Air force and local pilots who volunteer no need for Uncles spy planes. Everytime we give up another freedom without a fight we get closer to being totally lost as America!!!

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disgusted

Feb-25-13 11:26 AM

animal, drones are new technology. They are in use. I do think there is a good use for them, finding those who are lost, or those who hide from authorities in the rural communities. The recent bill protects the public from over-zealous searches by the authorities. Hope4 always provides a little levity in these tense situations with his humor. It is appreciated.

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animal

Feb-25-13 11:26 AM

The reason property taxes were voted down and emperor Obama in power: You don't have to be intelligent,work hard at a JOB, own and pay for your own home and food to vote!!!!

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rowdy409

Feb-25-13 11:25 AM

this state is rich now with all the oil money and what do the citizens get out of it.let the drones fly around here what will they hurt.ND house need to get the heads out of there******for once and do what they are being paid for

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 11:22 AM

loco, the problem with golden eggs is they don't hatch out to make more geese laying golden eggs.

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muleskinner

Feb-25-13 11:22 AM

Why is it that farmers who milk cows and then sell raw milk are arrested, but then John Corzine, who is responsible for the 100 percent losses in MF Global, is not prosecuted?

First they came for the raw milk sellers, but I wasn't a raw milk seller, so I didn't speak up.

Then I wasn't a billionaire fascist who wants to ban 2 liter sized soft drink bottles, I was just a poor schmuck who feared his government, didn't dare speak up, then they came for me, and then I was silenced.

This is fascism folks. When you can't have a tobacco product in a bar of your choice because all of the brown shirt do-gooders want it their way, you know you've got fascism.

When dairy producers can't sell their raw milk to customers willing to buy, and are arrested, it is fascism.

All of the banksters don't mind at all. They just take, by hook or by crook, or by drones. Obama's ok by it.

You get to keep sacrificing for them, the billionaires.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

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animal

Feb-25-13 11:21 AM

OOPS! sorry about the spelling was trying to do two things at once.

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animal

Feb-25-13 11:20 AM

I can't believe it DRONES? Whats next tattoos on the wrist, implants under the skin? Can anybody say NAZI!!! Inforce the laws,actualy use the death penalty,instate term limits, and treat all people alike no double standard for the rich and famous and adhere to the constition as written!!

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disgusted

Feb-25-13 11:06 AM

leftwing, you and I may want property tax relief or no property tax; but the great citizens of this state voted that down, and quite mightily, I might add. Drones are already being used. The bill protected the public with the amendment that includes requiring a search warrant.

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locomotive

Feb-25-13 10:56 AM

EarlyBird, how else does a person get their gold or diamonds?

:-D

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 10:42 AM

Centerfield, I'm not worried about being watched I just don't think we need more expense. I don't poo gold or diamonds.

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centerfield

Feb-25-13 10:24 AM

If you are not doing anything wrong, then you should not be worried about being watched. Will the government now need a warrant to listen into conversations, e-mails, letters as well? What will happen to the US security? Are they not helpful in guarding the border? What about the missile sites and power lines and dams and, and, and.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-25-13 10:09 AM

Sen Hoeven supports drones so I am for it.

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EarlyBird

Feb-25-13 7:52 AM

Just what we need it to pay outlandish costs to let somebody fly their little project around. If the cops in this barren state can't find somebody it's probably because they are dead. I just don't like to keep adding cost to our lives everyday.

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muleskinner

Feb-25-13 3:32 AM

As long as it is moral, ethical, justifiable and legal, drones will be used for surveillance.

A law to obtain a warrant is a nice idea, but a warrant is not needed.

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muleskinner

Feb-25-13 3:22 AM

A warrant? You're joking, right?

Since when does any gov need a warrant to spy on their citizens?

It is all Orwellian now.

The words of Henry Kissinger:

Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, "The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer." [laughter] But since the Freedom of Information Act, I'm afraid to say things like that.

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