What? Why? --If I read one more joke or see one more idiotic cartoon about shooting down Amazon drones for the "free prize inside," I'm gonna start screaming.
What is it with you people? There's free stuff behind plate glass at the TV store, too, and in every UPS, FedEx and USPS truck. All you have to do is pick up a brick or a rock and go smash; all you have to do is threaten the driver -- or take him out. All you have to do is...shoot down the drone.
Yeah? Do that and you're a looter. Do that and you have overstepped the bounds of civilized behavior. Is that your drone? I already had to wait an extra day after paying a premium for 1-day delivery and now you wanna get all butthurt over a nice, positive, civilian application of an otherwise death-dealing technology that might've put my order in my hands on time and without exposing a delivery driver to the hazards of winter weather and winter drivers.
Yeah, go shoot down an unarmed drone. You'll show that dirty-bad ol' Jeff Bezos. You'll show that person waiting on an order of stuff they wanted.
(It would seem I have to spell this out for some people. See, you're not robbing from a wicked robot, you're stealing from the poor slob who ordered whatever it's carrying. And as for the weenies worrying about "normalizing drones," go take a seat over there with the hand-wringers from the Brady bunch and Mr. Horowitz's CSGV: they're all weepy over "normalizing military weapons in civil society," too. Maybe you can clan up and ban private scary black rifles and private drones together! There are drones in your future. It's inescapable. Do you want all of them to by run by the police and the military, or do you want to get to know some flying-model aviation hobbyists and a 1%er shopkeeper, and possibly preserve some sliver of a loophole to drone 'em right back?)
Is it possible that so many people have never lived in neighborhoods where packages and letters are stolen from front porches and mailboxes? It stops being amusing real fast once it has happened to you.
P.S., if, after all I have written, you're still thinking, "Ha, ha, lighten up girlie. Free stuff from shooting down drones is just a funny, funny joke," then you're reading the wrong blog and you're not going to like my "lib'ral, commie notions" about property rights being the root of all rights and the initiation of force against others being wrong and immoral. Get the hell out and don't come back.
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