After a law passed earlier in the year, Noth Dakota has become the first state to legalize armed drones.
I didn't even think drones were an issue yet and North Dakota has unmanned flying weapons of destruction.
Well, let's not go too far. One man stood in the way of the state wanting to go full force with this plan.
Republican state Rep. Rick Becker who originally sponsored the bill did not want the drones weaponized. It kind of reminds me of V for Vendetta with the surveillance vans that drove around listening to people. The only difference is that these shoot and are very real.
For now the drones will carry tear gas, tasers, shoot bean bags and rubber bullets. These are considered none lethal weapons.
I wonder if all these robot movies are one big desensitizing technique preparing us for what's to come.
I've been looking into robotics and have been into the autonomous experiments. Little robots that learn for themselves after taking a step or flight.
The bigger ones are nothing like what we see on TV. They're still trying to figure out how to get them to walk on two feet. But, the military does have some serious experiments underway and the machines are scary to say the least.
This next story stays on topic...
The US government and military have discovered a new threat. Modern day warfare has taken weaponry into a whole new level. I know that soon we'll most likely be fighting in space, but for now we're doing some sick stuff on earth.
This next weapon of total destruction is a portable laser cannon to take out flying drones that might be carrying chemical weapons or something way worse.
I guess that's a good defense weapon to have. I just didn't know this was a problem, but there's no reason not to be prepared I suppose.
Boeing designed the weapon and has dubbed it the Compact Laser Weapon System. Boeing publicly tested it in a New Mexico and called the new weapon a game changer. The weapon weighs 650 pounds so it’s portable, silent, invisible and precise. It is designed to target unmanned aerial vehicles, low-flying aircraft, and artillery rounds.
I hope we never have to use it...
Next story is a warning...
This is from the FSIS.USDA website
Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Turkey Bacon Products Due To Possible Adulteration
Class II Recall 113-2015
Health Risk: Low Aug 25, 2015
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, August 25, 2015 – Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Newberry, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The turkey bacon was produced between May 31, 2015, and August 6, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
56 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic-wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer “Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 4470007633 0, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 24 AUG 2015 through 26 OCT 2015.
36 oz. cardboard boxes (containing three plastic-wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154874 8, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 28 AUG 2015 through 20 OCT 2015.
48 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic-wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154879 3, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 3 SEPT 2015 through 30 OCT 2015.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-9070” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the line number “RS19”. These items were shipped nationwide and exported to the Bahamas and St. Martin.
The problem was discovered by the establishment during an investigation into spoilage-related consumer complaints.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at (800) 278-3403. Media with questions about the recall can contact Jody Moore, Head of Communications, at (847) 646-4538.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via a smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
Stay safe and stay aware...
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