Submitted by jest on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 8:22pm
Izvestia: "Drones Set Sights on U.S. Skies"
A new federal law, signed by the president on Tuesday, compels the Federal Aviation Administration to allow drones to be used for all sorts of commercial endeavors — from selling real estate and dusting crops, to monitoring oil spills and wildlife, even shooting Hollywood films. Local police and emergency services will also be freer to send up their own drones.
And what spurred this on? Safety? Homeland Security? Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 2:04am
Submitted by jest on Sat, 01/14/2012 - 9:14pm
Brewer wants legislature to buy back buildings
So is this an example of how the GOP wants to run gubmint like a business?
Jan Brewer on Monday asked lawmakers to buy back three buildings at the Capitol that were mortgaged off two years ago to balance the budget.
The move will cost the state $105 million out of its current budget surplus. Brewer press aide Matthew Benson said the state has the cash. Read below the fold...