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(Slate)   Amazon users rejoice after their angry campaign leads to toy Predator drones (for kids 3 and up) being pulled from the site. Oh, sorry, did we say "pulled from the site?" We meant "sold out in record time"   ( slate.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, predators, Predator drone, Amazon, William Saletan, Apache Helicopter, unmanned aircraft, targeted killings, toys  
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2013-02-14 12:51:42 PM  
2 votes:
The reviews for the toy are kind of funny, but ultimately filled with the sort of whiny derp about "drones murdering people" that basically boils down to "I want to go back to the good old days of saturation bombing."
2013-02-14 11:18:57 AM  
2 votes:
Look, no matter how hard well meaning liberal parents try, you're not going to stop little boys from playing war and pretending to kill each other.

And that's because human beings are fundamentally awful creatures.
2013-02-14 11:09:08 AM  
2 votes:
I was all kinds of angry that I wasn't told about these. But they look kind of weak. I need one with at least a 12 inch wing span and at least one nerf missile.
2013-02-14 02:26:49 PM  
1 vote:
oh man, i better stock up on these:

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2013-02-14 01:54:41 PM  
1 vote:
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As opposed to these, which drop rose petals on their targets
2013-02-14 01:40:27 PM  
1 vote:
I have 2 still in the packaging. I hide them from my son When the Star Wars Grand Moffs came out, I bought 4. When I came home from work the next day, he found them and opened them all.
2013-02-14 01:38:28 PM  
1 vote:

Gunslinger013: Anyone else find it funny that people are outraged over toy drones but perfectly fine with oBomba pounding brown people into the stone age with real ones?

No one cares about your "brown people", these are white kids we are trying to save!
2013-02-14 01:04:19 PM  
1 vote:
Just wait till they see the ESTES Minuteman III models.
2013-02-14 12:50:29 PM  
1 vote:

jaylectricity: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I was all kinds of angry that I wasn't told about these. But they look kind of weak. I need one with at least a 12 inch wing span and at least one nerf missile.

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Click for description. It's big enough that you could outfit it with some sort of small explosive.

Is it quiet enough so I could peer into my neighbors second floor bedroom window at night?
2013-02-14 11:50:37 AM  
1 vote:
vpb: Most drones don't even carry weapons.

This is something that can't be repeated enough in drone threads.

/libby liberal
//bring on the drones!
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