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Coleen Rowley: Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

 It’s depressing otherwise to learn how many uninformed people there are that still think “bombing the village to save it” somehow can work. Such “war on terror” propaganda is actually effective on the liberal-minded who are more vulnerable to having their emotional buttons — fear, hate, greed, false pride and blind loyalty — pressed than it is on more pragmatic, cool-headed realists.

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U.S. Foreign Policy

Henry A. Giroux; ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism—Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric.

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Militarism

Drones for Good: UAVS find old bombs

(By Jason Reagan via DroneLife)

A Texas-based UAV company that tracks explosive football tackles hopes to soon track unexploded ordinance in an effort to save lives. 380 more words

Drones

DroneLife: Know your Drone Definitions

(By Jason Reagan via DroneLife)

Here’s a quick and handy guide to help fly through the sometimes-murky skies of drone terminology.

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Drones

Lights, cameras, drones! FAA approves use of UAVs for film

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken a big step forward on drones: It has authorized six filmmaking companies to use unmanned aircraft. 554 more words

Makers Movement

It's Official: Drones Will Make Our Movies

Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, which is the first step required for the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace. 315 more words

FAA

Boeing to Assist Sky-Watch In Developing New Danish Smart Drone

Boeing has announced that it will partner with Danish company Sky-Watch to develop a new type of “smart” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), in a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation. 422 more words

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