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Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles.
A French military program adapts the ancient art of falconry to the threats of unmanned flight.

Under French military supervision, four golden eagle chicks hatched last year atop drones — born into a world of terror and machines they would be bred to destroy.

The eagles are named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

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  • drone makers: hey yall ... we could use these bad boys to save lives
  • drone makers: drones could revolutionize the way we distribute goods, food deserts could be no more
  • drone makers: we could make leaps and bounds on environmental research
  • drone makers: theres just so much we can do with them to improve the world for all
  • The United States Government: okay, or we could only give research grants to the drones that do the opposite of all that
  • The United States Government: how about we instead use them to kill shitloads of people and cut funding to all that helpful nonsense

France is training eagles to destroy terrorists’ drones because it’s 2017 and shit’s weird

  • The Washington Post reported that four eagles have been training since they were chicks to tackle drones out of the sky amid French concerns over airborne terrorist attacks.
  • According to the Agence France-Presse, drones that flew over the French presidential palace and a restricted military site in 2015 sparked talk among military officials over how to combat similar attacks in the future.
  • But bullets can bring down more than drones when deployed in the midst of a large crowd, which prompted officials to seek out a more creative solution. Eagles. Read more (2/22/17 8:10 AM)

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Person: Hey what’s up

Me: MUSE 👌🔥💫 are in the studio 🎤🎹🎼 NEW song 🎧😭🎵 coming #soon 👄👏 ALIENS 👽🚀 your ass 🍑 belongs to me now 💁 Matt Bellamy 🐑😱🍌 Dom Howard 😎💃👑 Chris Wolstenholme 🐶😇⚽ RIFFS 🎸 the government 👀🔎📝WILL NOT CONTROL US 💪🗽 kill 🔪💣🔫 the drones ✈🚁 I caught 🎣 a PWOPER fish 🐟🐠🐡 1984 👀 they are watching you 😓 more drones 🙅 SIT THE FUCK DOWN 👓

Connecticut bill would allow police to use armed drones

  • Should police be allowed to use weaponized drones?
  • That’s the question Connecticut lawmakers are debating right now with House Bill 7260, which would allow law enforcement to deploy drones to release tear gas, bullets and bombs.
  • Proponents of the measure say that it’s necessary and that it would be “extremely narrowly tailored.”
  • “Obviously this is for very limited circumstances,” Republican state Sen. John Kissel, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee that approved the bill and sent it to the House, said, according to the Associated Press.
  • “We can certainly envision some incident on some campus or someplace where someone is a rogue shooter or someone was kidnapped and you try to blow out a tire.” Read more (4/27/17)

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Muse Gothic
  • You cut a slice of bread. Dominic Howard’s face is staring at you.
  • The aliens are coming. Late at night you can hear the sound of their spaceships. Matt Bellamy warned you about this. The zetas are filling the skies.
  • Someone asks what Muse’s genre is. You laugh and shrug. You will never know. No one ever will.
  • “Sit down”, the teacher says. Your brain becomes an endless loop of Dominic Howard shouting “Sit the fuck down”. You turn around. Matt Bellamy is behind you, laughing hysterically.
  • You’re at the Muse concert, clapping your hands. How did you get here? You feel like you just dropped from the sky. You look up. The drones are there.
  • Someone is following you on the street. You turn around. It’s Matt Bellamy. “Y’know 1984?,” he asks.
  • A friend asks you about Disney on Ice. “It’s like Disney, but on ice,” you explain. What does that even mean? You’re dead inside. 
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Monday’s picture: a travel to Pasargadae, Iran [gallery]

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Once capital of the Achaemenid Empire, the city of Pasargadae was constructed under the reign of Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC). Located in ancient Persia, near the city of Shiraz, it is today one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

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Raysun MD1 Multicopter Defender

An anti-drone/UAV device that interferes with the radio frequency of most if not all current conventional off the shelf drones. Effective range is about 1,100 meters (3,608 feet). It essentially tricks the drone into thinking it is now out of range of it’s operator and flies back home or crashes. The MD1 is apparently being used in Iraq to counter ISIS drones that are dropping bombs or delivering small weapon and ammo caches. Note the AR-15 style carry handle and collapsible stock. (GRH)

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