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(Salon)   Man wants to use drones to "investigate the secretive American fast food industry"   (salon.com) divider line 44
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2014-06-22 02:28:10 PM  
All those hundreds of thousands of glass storefronts must hide terrible secrets.

What's behind the counter in the area where you can see the food being prepared and put into little boxes? What do those massive truck deliveries of boxes labelled food, cups, napkins, etc. contain? What heinous crimes are hidden in those freezers and soda dispensers? Can you believe the crap on the nutritional labels? Why do they hide more complete nutritional information under neath the paper placemats, available on demand on their websites?

WITHOUT DRONES WE'LL NEVER KNOW. It's not as if they are posting their secrets to YouTube in response to misinformation on the web. Oh, wait. Yes they are.
 
2014-06-22 06:16:59 PM  
still won't get the Colonel's recipe
 
2014-06-22 06:17:48 PM  
Isn't the fast food industry already filled with mindless drones?
 
2014-06-22 06:19:02 PM  

ultraholland: still won't get the Colonel's recipe


I bet we would with a little waterboarding.
 
2014-06-22 06:19:55 PM  
Yup
 
2014-06-22 06:20:01 PM  
We all know that meat is murder.

Tasty, tasty murder.
 
2014-06-22 06:24:02 PM  
Investigate fast food?  Don't need a drone.  Just find a hundred seventy pound eight year old nearby and take some core samples.
 
2014-06-22 06:25:09 PM  
The 11th herb-and-spice is people.
 
2014-06-22 06:27:47 PM  

AngryDragon: We all know that meat is murder.

Tasty, tasty murder.


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Throws a hissy fit and storms off stage

/Zero Farks given
 
2014-06-22 06:28:10 PM  

ultraholland: still won't get the Colonel's

Krabby Patty  recipe

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-22 06:30:16 PM  
www.marions-kochbuch.de
 
2014-06-22 06:30:18 PM  
Misleading headline is misleading. They want to investigate animal rights abuses on CAFOs and slaughterhouses since in a lot of places it's illegal to film or take pictures in and around such places.
 
2014-06-22 06:36:07 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Misleading headline is misleading. They want to investigate animal rights abuses on CAFOs and slaughterhouses since in a lot of places it's illegal to film or take pictures in and around such places.


That's ok because the gag-laws will stop him even if he get the pictures lol
 
2014-06-22 06:36:53 PM  
I think this is how Skynet got started.
 
2014-06-22 06:37:01 PM  
Not enough drones in the world to make Wendy's taste good, but go on with your bad self.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-06-22 06:37:29 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-22 06:39:43 PM  
When I grow up I want to go to Bovine University
 
2014-06-22 06:46:04 PM  

WTF Indeed: Isn't the fast food industry already filled with mindless drones?


They've already been nerve stapled.
 
2014-06-22 06:48:36 PM  

Active introvert: I think this is how Skynet got started.


No, Skynyrd got started when they got kicked out of school
 
2014-06-22 06:48:41 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Misleading headline is misleading. They want to investigate animal rights abuses on CAFOs and slaughterhouses since in a lot of places it's illegal to film or take pictures in and around such places.


Right, because it isn't trespassing if the camera isn't directly connected to the ground. The reason slaughterhouses are secretive is because what happens in them by its very nature isn't pleasant.
 
2014-06-22 06:53:26 PM  
 
2014-06-22 06:53:39 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Needlessly Complicated: Misleading headline is misleading. They want to investigate animal rights abuses on CAFOs and slaughterhouses since in a lot of places it's illegal to film or take pictures in and around such places.

Right, because it isn't trespassing if the camera isn't directly connected to the ground. The reason slaughterhouses are secretive is because what happens in them by its very nature isn't pleasant.


"A civilization begins the day the walls go up around the slaughterhouse"
 
2014-06-22 06:54:45 PM  
Man, these articles about drones seem to go on and on and on...
 
2014-06-22 06:55:29 PM  
I always thought the "ag-gag" laws were a **Crock 'O shiate** that just showed how much the smaller state governments would bend over to accommodate medium sized businesses.

Of course if the meat industry had nothing to hide, they'd have public-accessible webcams covering the area where the animals are housed prior to slaughter.  But then the abuses and lapses in animal-care would be seen too.  And I think there's too much of the latter going on in those places.


/I eat meat but I don't want the animal to be abused prior to being humanely slaughtered.
 
2014-06-22 07:01:08 PM  
So we can find out that the secret sauce is really just ketchup and mayo?
 
2014-06-22 07:07:03 PM  

brantgoose: All those hundreds of thousands of glass storefronts must hide terrible secrets.

What's behind the counter in the area where you can see the food being prepared and put into little boxes? What do those massive truck deliveries of boxes labelled food, cups, napkins, etc. contain? What heinous crimes are hidden in those freezers and soda dispensers? Can you believe the crap on the nutritional labels? Why do they hide more complete nutritional information under neath the paper placemats, available on demand on their websites?

WITHOUT DRONES WE'LL NEVER KNOW. It's not as if they are posting their secrets to YouTube in response to misinformation on the web. Oh, wait. Yes they are.


They are not helping. I'll never look at a McD chicken nugget the same way again.

I better not watch too many videos of how our food is made. I do have to eat.
 
2014-06-22 07:07:41 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Misleading headline is misleading. They want to investigate animal rights abuses on CAFOs and slaughterhouses since in a lot of places it's illegal to film or take pictures in and around such places.


which goes to the question, with a drone exactly how does that change things, unless the idiots who wrote the law put in something about stepping foot into the place
 
2014-06-22 07:13:38 PM  
Sad that "Fast Food Nation" didn't seem to have that big an effect of making changes in slaughterhouses.
 
2014-06-22 07:16:03 PM  

fusillade762: A guy here in Oregon wanted to use a drone to see if Union Pacific was using old rail cars to transport oil. The FAA's position on this seemed quite strange to me.

Operating a drone, or "unmanned aircraft system," strictly for recreational purposes doesn't require approval from the FAA. The administration's website implies the alternative is commercial or business use.

Not so, according to FAA officials. Any purpose other than "hobby or recreational use" is subject to FAA regulation, and the operator needs the administration's permission.

Gathering information for use in negotiations or arbitration with Union Pacific or local builders doesn't qualify as purely recreational, an FAA official said.

Can anyone explain how that makes sense?


It's not unimaginable that the next outcome of using a drone to scout what company X is doing with asset Y is to simply sell that information to whomever. That, then, makes it a non-hobby, since you are profiting (or someone is).

The example you gave (UP shipping oil) is pretty easy to imagine he wanted to establish a law suit in some fashion.
 
2014-06-22 07:21:51 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-22 07:25:19 PM  
maybe its beef, maybe its people.

why not both  !!!!
 
2014-06-22 07:30:19 PM  
FTFA: I don't know how successful it will be, though. I may get some incredible photographs. Or I may feel that a lot of the time is just trying my best and working with this team but just not being able to deliver the caliber of photos that I wanted.

Sounds like less of a exposé and more of a con to get Kickstarter idiots to buy him a new toy. I doubt this documentary will ever get past the planning phase.
 
2014-06-22 07:30:26 PM  
After watching the video I bleached my eyes. Am hoping to be able to eat something, anything without serious cruelty happening. Do not wear fur collars unless they're obvious fakes because:  http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e7d_1361612612  If you need to stay awake for a number of days click on the link, like coffee but scarier.
 
2014-06-22 07:37:28 PM  
I'm Hellfirin' It!
 
2014-06-22 08:13:34 PM  
Militant vegans will not take away my right to eat bacon.
 
2014-06-22 08:20:20 PM  
Four legs good, two legs bad.

/yawn
//work has to be done and the world isn't always rainbows and unicorns.
 
2014-06-22 08:30:52 PM  

WTF Indeed: Isn't the fast food industry already filled with mindless drones?


Ba dum bum.
 
2014-06-22 09:19:39 PM  
ObamaDrones
 
2014-06-22 09:24:47 PM  

ultraholland: still won't get the Colonel's recipe


the secret ingredient is MSG.  Although that is now Carmelo free.
 
2014-06-22 09:40:26 PM  
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2014-06-22 10:23:06 PM  

fusillade762: A guy here in Oregon wanted to use a drone to see if Union Pacific was using old rail cars to transport oil. The FAA's position on this seemed quite strange to me.

Operating a drone, or "unmanned aircraft system," strictly for recreational purposes doesn't require approval from the FAA. The administration's website implies the alternative is commercial or business use.

Not so, according to FAA officials. Any purpose other than "hobby or recreational use" is subject to FAA regulation, and the operator needs the administration's permission.

Gathering information for use in negotiations or arbitration with Union Pacific or local builders doesn't qualify as purely recreational, an FAA official said.

Can anyone explain how that makes sense?



Hobby use.  I'm building a train set.  See?  (shows $50 model train set)
 
2014-06-23 01:28:52 AM  
Ronald McDonald found arming chicken nuggets.  Whose? nobody knows, the picture was blurry.  Or was he expanding his empire in an illicit night of passion.
 
2014-06-23 05:42:36 AM  
People who worry about whats in fast food just don't need to be eating fast food, period. Think about it: if you want quality you go to a nice restaurant or cook it yourself, which takes time. If at a restaurant like that and you find something wrong with your food after waiting an hour for it and paying 50 bucks a plate, then by all means complain. Fast food is very different and so are the circumstances. Fast food is prepared from god knows what ingredients and cooked by poorly trained teens and in a manner to make it quick as hell, ergo the term "fast food." They use questionable ingredients for the sake off mass producing the stuff and preserving it and making it quick and easy to heat up and slap together with little regard for quality. So all that being said, if you can't handle that fast food may have some interesting ingredients, or you can't handle occasionally maybe getting the wrong sandwich or maybe they forgot a pickle, then you aren't a fast food person. Fast food is for people who are hungry and in a hurry and don't give a crap what it is as long as its food. You want quality food, either you cook it or go to a fancy restaurant. I see people giving these fast food workers a hard time over stupid crap like that all the time and i want to toss them out the nearest window. So remember: when you go to McDonald's and they forget a pickle or maybe give you a wrong sandwich just let it go. These kids are essentially working their asses off for slave wages and are not expertly trained 5 star chefs by no means.
 
2014-06-23 12:04:25 PM  

volodya: Militant vegans will not take away my right to eat bacon.


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