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Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Man arrested for planning to blow up Pentagon and US Capitol with R/C Plane.

Not soaring related but important to all of us:

Watch out boys for more regulation

Man arrested for planning to blow up pentagon and US Capitol with R/C Plane
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:29 PM
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Yeah ... I just read this and thought the same thing ... bad enough the freaked out with mounting cameras on planes ... now you just knew it would be a matter of time before some a-hole would go the next step ...

I can hear the FAA now ...
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:49 PM
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One thing you know he wasn't a member of the AMA. I too am worried about us sport flyer's being penelized for some other person's idealogy.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:00 PM
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I see size limitations and restrictions on Electrics ... fines for flying in parks and school yards ...


any numerous ways to generate new fee revenue off fear & paranoia ...

Hobby stores being monitored of their sales by homeland security ... Background checks and a 7 day waiting period before you can purchase any RC vehicle or plane ...

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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:15 PM
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I sincerely doubt the FAA will modify anything they are doing. Their focus is aviation safety and not security. They have said that in plain English at least twice that I have witnessed. It's clear that the Justice people are painting this as what it is, the act of a deranged individual. The FBI set him up in a sting, lent him the money to buy the plane and C4 and then arrested him once he got far enough along to have a solid case.

The real tragedy here is the sensationalist and erroneous reporting I've seen.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:25 PM
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com'on ... don't ruin a great crisis and conspiracy ...

I see it now ... 1/4 cirrus ... loaded with C-4 ... and GPS ... catching a thermal off all the hot-air out of the White House ...

Straight out of Tom Clancy's latest novel ... "Silent death from above" ... coming to bookstore near you ... SOON ....

On Sale at amazon .... 19.95 ... but, if you order now, you get free shipping ...


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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Reminds me of the guy who asked me straight up:

"How much weight could that carry?"

Then,

"How much could it carry with a more powerful motor?"

Then,

"What's the largest plane you can buy, how much weight can it carry, and how far could it fly?"
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:54 PM
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That's pretty good Dawg, too bad its the way the real world is these days full of B.S.

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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:26 AM
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CNN kept showing pitures the same two pictures back and forth for like two minutes during an interview. All I could think is we're doomed.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:42 AM
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From the AMA (last evening):

"We received information regarding this issue earlier today. We have been able to obtain copies of the complaint affidavit and the DOJ Press Release and are currently reviewing the facts related to this situation.

AMA has activated its Crisis Response Plan and is currently fielding inquiries from the media and the membership. Our Public Relations department is also preparing a press release and position statement which should be posted on the AMA webpage shortly.

AMA will be monitoring this story closely as it unfolds and will make every effort to clarify the information and ensure the public is made aware that this is not a hobby related incident and was not instigated by a member of the modeling community."

I haven't seen anything on the website just yet but would expect it today.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Just so people know, the statement above is from Rich Hanson who sent that out to people who contacted him about this.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Several year's ago I had 2 guy's watching me slope, one guy asked me if my glider could carry a gun, I didn't answer then the other guy asked if it could carry a bomb and I walked away. Now I'm very careful as to what I say to civilian's.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:24 AM
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What's Wrong Here!

My question is WHY IS THE SON OF A BITCH STILL ALIVE? Why are any of these bastards that admit to and sign an affidavit stating their intensions allowed to live? This crap gets spread across the media giving their other groupies ideas and instills fear in OUR people. They should be off'd immediately and cremated! No publicity, no counsel, no trial...no nothing Oh, I know, we're going to question them to gain more information from them......BS!

Sorry for the rant, just upsets me that our justice system is not swift and decisive when it comes to this crap.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:46 AM
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My question is WHY IS THE SON OF A BITCH STILL ALIVE? Why are any of these bastards that admit to and sign an affidavit stating their intensions allowed to live? This crap gets spread across the media giving their other groupies ideas and instills fear in OUR people. They should be off'd immediately and cremated! No publicity, no counsel, no trial...no nothing Oh, I know, we're going to question them to gain more information from them......BS!
No, no, no. In the current age of AH's rights, the government has to be sure that these morons are treated respectfully, lest they file suit because their Constitutional right to be an AH is infringed upon. This puts them right along side the other government-protected societal vermin, prisoners and illegals, in demanding their "rights". Yep, something is wrong in this country.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:53 AM
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D.W., I think you should run for President and straighten this Country out. We need people like you in the White House. I'll cast the first vote for you.

YEAH, D.W. for President.

Eddie

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No, no, no. In the current age of AH's rights, the government has to be sure that these morons are treated respectfully, lest they file suit because their Constitutional right to be an AH is infringed upon. This puts them right along side the other government-protected societal vermin, prisoners and illegals, in demanding their "rights". Yep, something is wrong in this country.
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