Another silly attempt to micro-manage by specific technology, in an area where technologies change on a monthly basis. The rules against texting for example.... how about my phone which can text hands-free (voice control)? How about sending email? Twitter/Facebook updates? Thumbs up/down on Pandora? Touching the screen to see what time it is?
As for HUDs, my car can have one factory installed? Several makers are experimenting with HUDs to give important information. Will this be banned too? Will we need a lawyer to interpret whatever legal language comes out to tell us?
I'd sigh and say "my tax dollars at work" but it hardly seems like it's working, now does it?
"The biggest obstacle to curbing grand juries (much less eliminating them) is the government itself."
Well, there is that pesky fifth amendment:
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger"
I am surprised that no one has (yet) suggested "time of ... public danger" as a convenient way around it.
In general, it's a reasonable set of "privacy" related items: pulling SS#'s off court documents, refusing federal ID requirements, etc. This one is just out of left field though. Not sure what he is trying to accomplish.
Did anyone else do the math on that "160 hours of flight time since January 2011"? Two drones, times two years, that's 40 hours per year per drone, or less than 1 hour per week. Given what these things cost, you'd expect they'd be in the air as much as possible. Of course, it could just be 160 hours they are willing to fess up to.....
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