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2013-12-29 06:30:47 PM
FTFA: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-29 06:31:09 PM
Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?
 
2013-12-29 06:41:42 PM

fusillade762: Has this become a problem?


i.imgur.com

I always thought hunters would be the ones to use them.
 
2013-12-29 06:54:10 PM
In Oregon, new mothers will now be able to take their placentas home from the hospital - some experts say ingesting it has positive health benefits.

www.flashinthepan.net
 
2013-12-29 08:26:36 PM

fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?


There have been a number of incidents involving idiot "animal rights activists" who think buzzing hunters with drones is a worthwhile use of time and resources... then get pissed when those drones get shot down.

I expect the law means open season on the drones, without legal/civil repercussions for the hunters who shoot them down.

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?
 
2013-12-29 08:26:47 PM

optikeye: In Oregon, new mothers will now be able to take their placentas home from the hospital - some experts say ingesting it has positive health benefits.

[www.flashinthepan.net image 197x300]


Hork.
 
2013-12-29 08:27:44 PM
If I was 16 again and lived in California, I would seriously consider claiming I identify as a woman.
 
2013-12-29 08:28:28 PM
I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.
 
2013-12-29 08:29:23 PM
I read that as panties optional.

NTTIATWWT
 
2013-12-29 08:30:21 PM

Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.


Yeah, it freaking did...
 
2013-12-29 08:30:58 PM

LesserEvil: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

There have been a number of incidents involving idiot "animal rights activists" who think buzzing hunters with drones is a worthwhile use of time and resources... then get pissed when those drones get shot down.

I expect the law means open season on the drones, without legal/civil repercussions for the hunters who shoot them down.

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?


CA teens can join the fe/male sports team of his/her choice regardless of the plumbing under the hood. Granted, most high schools have dumped most communal showers b/c of the cost in maintenance, so whatever. Hell, when I was in high school they put extra lockers in the showers; everyone had to either shower at home or stink all day.
 
2013-12-29 08:34:06 PM

fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?


Yes. Some "hunters" want to keep their caged animal "hunts" out of the pubic eye.
 
2013-12-29 08:34:07 PM
Unacceptable!
 
2013-12-29 08:34:58 PM
"The new measure is one of an estimated 40,000 new laws, regulations and resolutions approved by state legislatures in 2013, many of which take effect Jan. 1."

On average, 800 new laws per state.  We are going to be SO much safer next year.

I am sure most of them are to guarantee existing rights, not restrict old rights.
 
2013-12-29 08:37:47 PM

danpanic77: If I was 16 again and lived in California, I would seriously consider claiming I identify as a woman.


You know this is going to happen... horny 16 year-olds. Porkys, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.... Almost every 80's teen comedy has some sort of shower scene.


/I'm in favor of more do nothing legislators. There are enough stupid laws.
 
2013-12-29 08:42:03 PM

GORDON: "The new measure is one of an estimated 40,000 new laws, regulations and resolutions approved by state legislatures in 2013, many of which take effect Jan. 1."

On average, 800 new laws per state.  We are going to be SO much safer next year.

I am sure most of them are to guarantee existing rights, not restrict old rights.


Lots of those resolutions are like "We, the legislature of the great state of Arkansas, resolve that sheep vagina is second best to human vagina, and will do in a pinch." Not really a law.
 
2013-12-29 08:44:11 PM

spaten: danpanic77: If I was 16 again and lived in California, I would seriously consider claiming I identify as a woman.

You know this is going to happen... horny 16 year-olds. Porkys, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.... Almost every 80's teen comedy has some sort of shower scene.


/I'm in favor of more do nothing legislators. There are enough stupid laws.


In reality this will probably need to be backed up by documentation from a psychologist and a long history of gender identity issues.  Just like it is now!
 
2013-12-29 08:46:41 PM

Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.


You say that as if this derpy looking derp didn't go full derp and derp a bunch LITTLE CHILDREN with his derp

upload.wikimedia.org

You really expect the citizens of CT to derp over and take it in the derp?
 
2013-12-29 08:47:00 PM

Trocadero: LesserEvil: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

There have been a number of incidents involving idiot "animal rights activists" who think buzzing hunters with drones is a worthwhile use of time and resources... then get pissed when those drones get shot down.

I expect the law means open season on the drones, without legal/civil repercussions for the hunters who shoot them down.

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?

CA teens can join the fe/male sports team of his/her choice regardless of the plumbing under the hood. Granted, most high schools have dumped most communal showers b/c of the cost in maintenance, so whatever. Hell, when I was in high school they put extra lockers in the showers; everyone had to either shower at home or stink all day.


That's what I thought... except I doubt it is "uncontroversial". That's why I didn't make the connection. I'm sure there are plenty of Californians who are outraged at the new law, which, like it or not, makes the law controversial, by definition.
 
2013-12-29 08:52:03 PM

fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?


Yeah, and it's becoming an issue with surfers in California too. Some people are sending them out over the lineup to take pics of the scenery but surfers are having issues with this.
 
2013-12-29 08:52:30 PM

fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?


only if you care  - I never did - and never will
 
2013-12-29 08:53:44 PM

encephlavator: Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.

You say that as if this derpy looking derp didn't go full derp and derp a bunch LITTLE CHILDREN with his derp



You really expect the citizens of CT to derp over and take it in the derp?


Well, funny you should say that, because it's exactly what happened. Nothing that was passed would have prevented that from happening but...YAY! We get to pretend we made ourselves safer!!!
And by the way, it was about 3 days after Sandy Hook that CT was slashing funding for mental health services to help with the state budget issues. Nice, huh?
 
2013-12-29 08:55:12 PM

encephlavator: Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.

You say that as if this derpy looking derp didn't go full derp and derp a bunch LITTLE CHILDREN with his derp

[upload.wikimedia.org image 237x305]

You really expect the citizens of CT to derp over and take it in the derp?


How will any of their laws prevent another incident?  They won't, won't have any effect on gun crime, and anyone believing they will is derpy derpy doo derp.
 
2013-12-29 08:55:48 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

Yes. Some "hunters" want to keep their caged animal "hunts" out of the pubic eye.


Hey, if they want to film me shoot a deer and then gut it, no skin off my nose. In fact, if they were observing, they might just capture the fact that most hunters are not bumbling idiots as you seem to think they are.

Now, if they choose to harass me and substantively intrude, well, I do need the extra target practice.
 
2013-12-29 08:57:37 PM

encephlavator: Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.

You say that as if this derpy looking derp didn't go full derp and derp a bunch LITTLE CHILDREN with his derp

[upload.wikimedia.org image 237x305]

You really expect the citizens of CT to derp over and take it in the derp?


sayanythingblog.com
/since we're gonna go full derp this early in the thread...
 
2013-12-29 08:58:55 PM

Why would we pre-register 16 year olds to vote?



Teens who pre-register can't vote until they're 18, but signing up early allows political parties to start reaching out to teens ahead of their eligibility.

Oh....So they can send them junk mail. Seriously, I look over every farking piece of trash political mail that I get before elections and then I research their claims. They're 99.999% bullshiat (and it doesn't matter which party or special interest sends it either).
 
2013-12-29 08:59:34 PM

drivingsouth: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

Yeah, and it's becoming an issue with surfers in California too. Some people are sending them out over the lineup to take pics of the scenery but surfers are having issues with this.


Big thing I can see is one of three things:

1. The thing malfunctions and causes an injury.
2. The thing becomes a distraction that causes a person to lose focus and do something unsafe or that results in injury.
3. Some douchebag decides to get a "close up" or buzzes the person, misjudges and slams the thing into the person and injures them.
 
2013-12-29 09:06:53 PM
Also in Illinois: ...police must receive training on the psychological and physiological effects of stun guns

"It's scary, and it hurts. Got that, guys? ...Alright, I think we're done here."
 
2013-12-29 09:14:03 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: encephlavator: Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.

You say that as if this derpy looking derp didn't go full derp and derp a bunch LITTLE CHILDREN with his derp

[upload.wikimedia.org image 237x305]

You really expect the citizens of CT to derp over and take it in the derp?


/since we're gonna go full derp this early in the thread...


Well yah they went full derp. You have gun owners scared shiatless and circling the wagons because of people like Feinstein and Bloomberg, making it hard for the people who have constructive input to prevent derp legislation, and you have legislators afraid of looking soft or not doing *something* who really don't understand guns, the current intricacies of the law, or any of the data surrounding criminal psychosis and other factors. I mean, who has the time to really bone up on all the grey areas and nuances of crime, murder, and firearms when they can just choose to ban things that look scary our sound really horrible and call it a day?

Vicious cycle.

Don't want to continue? Grabbers, stop just fielding crap legislation while calling for discussion while trashing gun owners. Gun owners, stop letting the anti gunners write all the bills and be farking proactive.

You know why we have drivers licenses and lots of regulation on driving? Because cars can be dangerous, and people don't tend to be calm, alert, and considerate all the time. They get cocky and have accidents. They lose the sense of awe and danger and get used to it so they cut corners and do stupid shiat.

Nope, we can't fix Lanza or sideshow bob or any of the guys that decide that shooting up a school for national attention is a great idea, without a hell of a lot of diligence.

But you know what we can do? We can police the ones who act stupid with their guns. We can police the ones who don't properly store or ensure safe handling of their guns. We can police those who own guns and are depressed/suicidal. As a community, we can be lax and blow it off as not our problem, or we can be actually responsible for ourselves and each other. Imagine, stopping at least some suicides and thefts of guns every year and the positive benefits that can have.

We are at a precarious time and we're not helping ourselves by stonewalling and closing ranks. You want to change our image? Make some noise. But like Smokey says, Only YOU can prevent negligence.

/and stop fingerfarking your guns, giving your kids guns without properly securing and supervising them, and going out in public without adequate preparation and gear that ensures you won't have an accident.
//tired or distracted when handling your gun? Put. The bunny. Down. Come back later when you're ready to give the thing your whole attention. Lack of attention and care guarantees bad things.
 
2013-12-29 09:16:39 PM

Kit Fister: drivingsouth: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

Yeah, and it's becoming an issue with surfers in California too. Some people are sending them out over the lineup to take pics of the scenery but surfers are having issues with this.

Big thing I can see is one of three things:

1. The thing malfunctions and causes an injury.
2. The thing becomes a distraction that causes a person to lose focus and do something unsafe or that results in injury.
3. Some douchebag decides to get a "close up" or buzzes the person, misjudges and slams the thing into the person and injures them.


Heh. Hard to see the hit, but yeah, it's happened.

Drone Drops out of sky, Hits man in the Face in Virginia
 
2013-12-29 09:17:46 PM

Bumblefark: Also in Illinois: ...police must receive training on the psychological and physiological effects of stun guns

"It's scary, and it hurts. Got that, guys? ...Alright, I think we're done here."


As someone who has trained with, been zapped with, and seen others zapped with those things, "scary and hurts" doesn't begin to cover it. Even when you're prepared, the sensation and mental effects are lasting and definitely far beyond either of those terms.

In the right circumstances at much lower power, it's still painful and leaves you a bit jarred. Grabbing a hot 110v household electrical wire is jarring and painful. Stun guns are just...they are NOT humane, and I'd argue come only slightly lower on the scale than just shooting the guy. I'd rather have a punch or a sleeper hold.
 
2013-12-29 09:26:21 PM
I heard that as of January 1, it's illegal to use the word derp on the internet.
 
2013-12-29 09:30:08 PM

SpdrJay: I heard that as of January 1, it's illegal to use the word derp on the internet.


Well I heard that as of January 1st, it was illegal to post claims of facts on the internet without substantiating references.
 
2013-12-29 09:30:10 PM
What using a drone to interfere with fishermen may look like:1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-29 09:30:25 PM

SpdrJay: I heard that as of January 1, it's illegal to use the word derp on the internet.


Herp.
 
2013-12-29 09:33:33 PM

JonnyBGoode: What using a drone to interfere with fishermen may look like:[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]


Actually, after posting that, it sounds like something Monty Python would do. Trot out pipers to annoy random fishermen.
 
2013-12-29 09:35:55 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

Yes. Some "hunters" want to keep their caged animal "hunts" out of the pubic eye.


Ha, that's good shooting.
 
2013-12-29 09:36:49 PM

Kit Fister: Bumblefark: Also in Illinois: ...police must receive training on the psychological and physiological effects of stun guns

"It's scary, and it hurts. Got that, guys? ...Alright, I think we're done here."

As someone who has trained with, been zapped with, and seen others zapped with those things, "scary and hurts" doesn't begin to cover it. Even when you're prepared, the sensation and mental effects are lasting and definitely far beyond either of those terms.

In the right circumstances at much lower power, it's still painful and leaves you a bit jarred. Grabbing a hot 110v household electrical wire is jarring and painful. Stun guns are just...they are NOT humane, and I'd argue come only slightly lower on the scale than just shooting the guy. I'd rather have a punch or a sleeper hold.


Lighten up Johnny, pepper spray is worse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2X4E_M9wSc

/Not in favor of the use of either on civilians
//The government on all levels has too much power.
 
2013-12-29 09:42:46 PM

Molavian: demaL-demaL-yeH: fusillade762: Come Wednesday, it'll be illegal to use a drone to interfere with hunters or fishermen

Has this become a problem?

Yes. Some "hunters" want to keep their caged animal "hunts" out of the pubic eye.

Ha, that's good shooting.


Not so good eating, though.
 
2013-12-29 09:43:46 PM

Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.



Connecticut wasn't the only one. NY passed the "SAFE Act" which is one of those "name it something it ain't to make people feel better" laws like the Patriot Act.

It's done 2 things: pissed off gun owners (you can't go 300 yards without encountering at least 1 Repeal the SAFE Act yard signs) and caused gun sales to go through the roof.

Of course, we ALWAYS go screwy in response to incidents, as if writing a brand new law will retroactively make everything better.

Stupid ;legislators and nanny-state enthusiasts...
 
2013-12-29 09:46:31 PM
LesserEvil:

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?

^^same here
 
2013-12-29 09:46:35 PM

encephlavator: Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.

You say that as if this derpy looking derp didn't go full derp and derp a bunch LITTLE CHILDREN with his derp

[upload.wikimedia.org image 237x305]

You really expect the citizens of CT to derp over and take it in the derp?



I doubt the constant derping will herp at all.
 
2013-12-29 09:47:53 PM

voodoomedic: LesserEvil:

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?

^^same here


I'm not getting it either.
 
2013-12-29 09:50:55 PM
I believe that the origional drone observing hunters was a case in SC. This was the second year that an RC model (pre-drone, an RC airplane with a camera attached). After the press from the first incident, the RC plane was shot down over the private hunting preserve the next year. I remember it because there was a really smart lawyer that made sure that the "air rights" were somehow privatized and restricted for anything but commercial flights. Anything else was "game".
 
2013-12-29 09:51:39 PM
Girls Track is about to get a whole lot faster.
 
2013-12-29 09:52:14 PM

JonnyBGoode: voodoomedic: LesserEvil:

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?

^^same here

I'm not getting it either.


Well maybe they just assume you'd like to know more (TM).
 
2013-12-29 09:52:54 PM

JonnyBGoode: voodoomedic: LesserEvil:

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?

^^same here

I'm not getting it either.


upload.wikimedia.org

I'm told that as of January 1st it will be illegal to miss references to Starship Troopers on the Internet.

/r.i.p. Starship Trooper
 
2013-12-29 09:54:32 PM

JonnyBGoode: voodoomedic: LesserEvil:

Am I missing the reference to the Starship Troopers shower scene in these laws?

^^same here

I'm not getting it either.



Trocadero up-thread gave the likeliest explanation.
 
2013-12-29 09:55:16 PM
Lemon parties, pets optional?

/shudder
 
2013-12-29 10:00:23 PM

Yugoboy: Creoena: I'm ok with most of these, though it seems Connecticut went full derp after Newtown.


Connecticut wasn't the only one. NY passed the "SAFE Act" which is one of those "name it something it ain't to make people feel better" laws like the Patriot Act.

It's done 2 things: pissed off gun owners (you can't go 300 yards without encountering at least 1 Repeal the SAFE Act yard signs) and caused gun sales to go through the roof.

Of course, we ALWAYS go screwy in response to incidents, as if writing a brand new law will retroactively make everything better.

Stupid ;legislators and nanny-state enthusiasts...


I've got a lot of NY friends that are PISSED...
 
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