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08-07-2017 07:00 PM  72 days agoPost 1
EEngineer

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...-hobbyists-hate

Bezos, using legal "puffery", is lobbying against RC hobbyists who might interfere with his "business plans".

While drones are mentioned, one can bet money that normal RC aircraft will be lumped in.

Also, it's common knowledge that Bezos gets govt. subsidies(read that tax payers pay for his BS plans).

They are afraid of the RC hobbyists....who might invent something that they can't take advantage of....so they "snuff" us out.

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08-08-2017 04:07 AM  72 days agoPost 2
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They also need to fear rednecks shopping at BUDK buying shotgun shells made to take out drones.

Hoping it turns out to be too much of a hassle for Amazon and others to flood the skies with commercial drones. They'll probably find a way since whoever has the most money or authority wins

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08-08-2017 04:14 AM  72 days agoPost 3
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Bezos will lobby Congress and the Senate to write us all off, as well as the drone racers, etc.

He's a snake...

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08-08-2017 06:04 AM  72 days agoPost 4
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That much is true.

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08-08-2017 03:30 PM  71 days agoPost 5
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Wonder what Bezos will do when the "homies" give his drones a "beat down" with a baseball bat when landing the package...and then steal the package.....

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08-08-2017 05:32 PM  71 days agoPost 6
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Crazy. Transporting products one at a time. Limited range, probably a recharge each time. Limited life expectancy on a hell of a lot of gear... limited weight and size capability so they still need to send trucks anyway.... Sounds like a pretty stupid idea to me.

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08-08-2017 06:08 PM  71 days agoPost 7
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Bezos business model depends upon "crony capitalism".

By his lobbying efforts, he will have the taxpayer's help subsidize his business....as they do now with his USPS shipping.

But, rather than get into the politics, he and others will "lump" RC aircraft hobbyists into being regulated in ways that will harm our hobby and the RC industry that supports us.

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08-08-2017 06:49 PM  71 days agoPost 8
spaceman spiff

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Oh my. Is there any idea too stupid to be funded by US taxpayers?

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08-08-2017 08:56 PM  71 days agoPost 9
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No business should be funded by the taxpayers....

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08-09-2017 05:06 AM  71 days agoPost 10
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Like Tesla?

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08-09-2017 05:16 AM  71 days agoPost 11
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Exactly like Tesla....and how about Carlos Slim wanting a bailout for the NY Times(one of those rags, I think)...

And SpaceX, too....

I'm not in favor of "crony capitalism"....

Tesla is marketed to the very wealthy only....and Musk needs that to be subsidized pay the rest of the taxpayers?

Why can't it make money without subsidization....if it's such a great idea....

And how does that help the "average joe"?

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08-09-2017 05:17 AM  71 days agoPost 12
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These politicians have created a $20 trillion debt....

And they think they can run a business???????

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08-10-2017 05:23 PM  69 days agoPost 13
1helimech

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boom said the "shotgun"
thought my neighbor was putting them up for me to shoot, officer....

could be a whole new side to sporting clay's

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08-10-2017 05:46 PM  69 days agoPost 14
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Might damage the package....void the warranty.

The thieves will back their truck up....and the drone will neatly set the package down in the bed.....so the getaway is more efficient.....

Cover with a metal lid, and tracking is disabled....

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08-13-2017 01:12 PM  66 days agoPost 15
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This whole deal is pie in the sky if you ask me. The limiting factor is the weight and time allowances of the battery packs. So the way it stands now there will have to be as many trucks on the road servicing these things as there are now All pie in the sky if you ask me..............and no one did.

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08-13-2017 03:39 PM  66 days agoPost 16
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"All pie in the sky if you ask me..............and no one did."

Yes, but the taxpayers will be funding his wild dreams....so what does he care....

Will that be an apple or custard pie?....

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08-13-2017 05:53 PM  66 days agoPost 17
utahbob

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Very unlikely to work

Amazon has a new huge warehouse in north Las Vegas..really close to Nellis AFB..5 mile rule still in effect?

I do a great decending funnel!

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08-13-2017 07:06 PM  66 days agoPost 18
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Too close to Area 51.....

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08-15-2017 11:35 AM  64 days agoPost 19
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coconut cream if you please........OH and a glass of milk to go with it.

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08-15-2017 01:04 PM  64 days agoPost 20
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A kid asked me what i thought of drone deliveries. I said i wasnt bothered about them buzzing about, some smart young chap like you will throw a towel or blanket over the top of it when it lands somewhere, and strip their drone....and keep the package and that would quickly be the end of that..... not that i condone that sort of thing lol :-)

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