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Beer Delivery By Drone? A Reality, Until The FAA Shoots It Down

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Who says Amazon is only good for putting other retailers out of business with its 1% margins: in the aftermath of Jeff Bezos' announcement that the online retailer is considering launching drone delivery, one company took the concept from merely the theoretical stage to practical implication. The company in question is a Minnesota Micro Brewery called Lakemaid Brewery and the product it had hoped to deliver by remote control airplane to ice fishermen is beer. However, before beer fans around the country rejoice at the prospect of having a buzzing airborne beer delivery, we have some sad news: less than a week after the company posted a promotional YouTube video showcasing the first test flights across mid-sized lakes, the Federal Aviation Administration called Lakemaid Beer to immediately pull the unmanned beer from the skies.

ABC explains why the FAA took the proposed novel form of delivery as an affront to more traditional forms of alocohol intoxication, and why the bartender lobby may or may not have been behind this move:

"As much as they thought it was a funny idea, it was a violation of all sorts of codes," Lakemaid Beer Company President Jack Supple told ABC News, adding he's determined to keep pushing to get his idea off the ground.

 

"I understand why they had to shut it down, but I would like to do it for our fishermen," said Supple, lamenting the missed opportunities that the coming Super Bowl weekend could have brought for the business. "The fishermen are going to sit there from Friday 5 p.m. all the way through Sunday. That's a long time to be out there on a frozen lake." 

 

This is "barley news," FAA spokesman Les Door joked this morning to ABC News when asked to comment on why the FAA shut down Lakemaid's operation. "The media just hops on it. I hope things finally have come to a head."

 

Despite the jovial tone, the illegal use of drones for commercial purposes is a serious matter, Door said.

 

"The FAA's prime directive is safety and while we are evaluating a lot of different potential uses of unmanned aircraft as we're moving toward safely integrating them into the national airspace, commercial operations of unmanned aircraft is not allowed," Door said.

Here one wonders why Amazon which until recently was dazzling investors with one ridiculous idea after another, would get the FAA's blessing for drone delivery in far more congested and risky environments, if smaller companies, arguably those that can't afford to bribe the FAA, are denied. So does Lakemaid's CEO.

Supple concedes the FAA has its work cut out for it, as "there's going to be a million ideas and I don't want to get hit in the head with a pair of dress shoes ordered from Amazon."

 

But in contrast to Amazon's proposed drone package delivery operation announced late last year, Supple said Lakemaid's drones will face less obstacles -- namely of the skyscraper and billboard kind.

 

"Dense urban locations present a host of problems to drone delivery," Supple said in an earlier statement. But our tests are on vast, wide-open frozen lakes free of trees and power lines."

 

His drones would instead be able to "fly as the crow flies, straight to our target based on GPS coordinates. Fish houses are very uniform in height, so we can fly lower than FAA limits, too," he said.

Of course, there is Jeff Bezos, where the more ridiculous the idea, the higher the PE multiple, and then there is everyone else, even if "everyone else" would still have to figure out how drone deliveries avoid breaking the law by sending booze straight into the hands of a minor.Then again, in Obama's America where one controlled substance after another is being legalized, perhaps to make the pain more bearable, it is only a matter of time before toddlers are allowed to chug Vodka.


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Fri, 01/31/2014 - 18:58 | Link to Comment booboo
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So... Subcontract it out to say, 100 different locals and tell the Feds to fuck off, overload THEIR system for a change.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:09 | Link to Comment howenlink
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+100.  I'll toast to that.  Businessmen need to give the sheep reasons to care.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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'+100.  I'll toast to that.  Businessmen need to give the sheep reasons to care.'

You know, here's the problem with the entire FAA grounding issue. There is no federal REGULATION or LAW that will put anyone in jail, or fine anyone for any amount for flying any RC aircraft for commercial purposes . . . this is an FAA *POLICY*.

Why is this even remotely important? Because Congress hasn't passed any legislation mandating a damn thing on the commercial activity of drones or RC aircraft. So the FAA has taken it upon themselves to draft a policy to get what they want. In other words, without an actual law or regulation to back them up, the FAA has VERY weak legal ground to stand on.

In fact, it is so weak, that an RC enthusiast has taken them to court after being fined $10,000:

http://dronecenter.bard.edu/interview-aerial-anarchist/

What this guy is really trying to do is establish if the FAA can regulate ANYTHING below 400 feet. If he wins, you will see Amazon spring into action. Everyone from RC fliers to Jeff Bezos is watching the results of his case and his motion to dismiss, FAA vs Raphael Pirker. However, if he loses, his name will be mud because the FAA will have been granted the ability to dictate what the public and business sector can do with drones/rc aircraft BY POLICY INSTEAD OF LAW.

 

And we know how that all works out.

 

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:10 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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This whole thing is such bull shit.

Who's gong to write the liability policy for this fool's errand?  Oh yes,  AIG.  Why not?

Then one of the damn things will crash into a school bus.

Those promoting this have never flown a kite.  Look at the early history of aviation mishaps, and multiply times one million.

 

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:40 | Link to Comment atomicwasted
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The Luddism of the average ZH poster is truly breathtaking.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:59 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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OK, ever look at the actual wind vectors in any real city?  They circle and corkscrew in all sorts of unpredictable ways.  How about snow, sleet, freezing rain?  How about power lines, radio towers, general aviation, lines of sight for control systems?  How about kids, pets, traffic?

This shit will have the glide slope of a crow bar, and land like an anvil.  Ever see a fool playing with a toy helicopter?  How often does he wipe out?

The first time you get hit in the head with a case of beer, Luddism will be the least of your problems.  It all looks so easy when you're  hiding out in Mom's basement.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Gnonannon
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That's right. I second his concern.  The danger of raining beer cans is what we, in the real world, spend time worrying about.

Though I would love to be the insurance company who gets this contract...

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 04:08 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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Quadcopters are flat out carrying 1-2 kg....what's wrong with this picture???

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 00:34 | Link to Comment Intoxicologist
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Is it better to be hit by a case of beer from the inside, or the outside?

 

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 12:35 | Link to Comment booboo
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So....you spend your time ice fishing in the city...sewers? How's the Brown Trout tasting these days? Maybe standing on the frozen bank of a large lake looking out at a smattering of ice fishing huts and sleds and thinking about the best way to get beer out there to the guys on the ice was the genesis for this idea. I don't think getting a bottle to Chas and Buffy on their penthouse balcony or wino's laying in cardboard boxes in alley ways of Fucktopia was the intention.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 01:10 | Link to Comment Baldrick
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This comment may be too late for this thread, but your protest is an example of how this country has become so fucked up.  Regulations are not required. If the beer drone hits a bus, the company is sued into bankruptcy, that is how our system is supposed to work. WINNERS WIN AND LOSERS LOSE. No one has been promised a safe and secure life. Before auto insurance was required, that is how the system worked. If you were an irresponsible driver you were sued or jailed. It would become too expensive to own and operate a vehicle, or you would get your shit together and drive responsibly respecting the PROPERTY RIGHTS of others.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 10:15 | Link to Comment sleigher
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Thank you!

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 21:02 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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I would think RC anything would be a smugglers dream. What do you suppose the payload capacity is of something like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyR0eezwns

Range might be an issue...only needs to make it over the Mexican Border

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 02:28 | Link to Comment zhandax
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Hell, they busted an RC sub bringing in the goodies into S. Fla. in the early 90's.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:19 | Link to Comment CPL
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They'll strap bombs and machine guns to them to cause havoc...but they won't let them deliver beer.  Wow.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:27 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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If you combine the two concepts, get your drone to deliver a fiery "cocktail" to another drone. 

Drone Wars.  ;-)

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:43 | Link to Comment Kiwi Pete
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As the newsreader said,"Beer not bombs!"

Almost sounds like the international call of the hippy. Go ABC!

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 21:02 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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The State's only "talent" is murder.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 10:16 | Link to Comment sleigher
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They do the same thing to 18 year olds too...  strange

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 15:55 | Link to Comment CPL
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I never understood that idea either.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 22:02 | Link to Comment holdbuysell
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"So... Subcontract it out to say, 100 different locals and tell the Feds to fuck off, overload THEIR system for a change."

Wouldn't surprise me if something like that happens, in that people simply stop heeding the law after watching their leaders blatantly ignoring or not enforcing them.

How's Corzine doing anyway?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:03 | Link to Comment Yenbot
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Silly brewery, Forget About Aviation, 'mkay?

FAA killed General Aviation air taxi decades ago, especially for helicopters. If they regulate this, it will be the kiss of death.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:16 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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That is correct.  According to executive decree, only the First Dog may be transported by air taxi (aka Air Force One).

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 16:55 | Link to Comment BigJim
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"Drones are for Death, not for Refreshment" - O'Bammy

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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"If they regulate this, it will be the kiss of death."

This is doubly correct. Anything below 400 feet. if the FAA loses, they win power. if they lose, they can no longer mandate what the public can do by policy instead of law. Even if you don't care about drones or Amazon's stock price, from the perspective of a normal citizen, it could be interesting to watch.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:01 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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I can't wait to shoot-down an NSA Drone! Can I use Lead Shot or is Steel Shot required by law? Just asking...

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:29 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Better yet, a LASER or a HERF gun. Or even better still, hack the comms and make it do YOUR bidding.....(maniacal laugh here).

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:19 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Exactly, why waste ammunition?

Hack it, over-ride it, or just jam the signal.  Hilarity ensues.

If we really had a terrorist problem, it would be raining drones.

Someday, my prince, will come....

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:02 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Would that be a Buzzkill?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:02 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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The FAA doesn't mind if gubbermint drones kill people they just don't want anyone else doing it.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:06 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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We cannot negatively impact the DUI-Industrial complex, prison industrial complex. They generate too much revenue for the unionized fascists manning (read: violating your rights) the checkpoints.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:01 | Link to Comment wretch
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Why not just take some beer along on the fishing trip?  Solving problems that don't exist.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:05 | Link to Comment Rainman
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Because the decision on how much beer to take is often made while sober and seriously underestimated

Hope this helps.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:28 | Link to Comment Overfed
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LOL!! The voice of experience rings true!!

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:38 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day. 

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:05 | Link to Comment philosophers bone
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MyRA, Brosurance and Drone Beer Delivery.  Good things come in 3's.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Tom_333
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Do the Kegstance.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:04 | Link to Comment LoneStarHog
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There are FAA rules about drinking and flying.  But, I still can't contemplate a way to check the drone.  I mean does one check the oil/alcohol count?  I dunno...

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:18 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Yeah, it says pilots can drink and fly but you can't...sounds fair.  

I took two quad-copters in trade for auctioning a Vibe 90 heli off.  The guy who bought the heli said it lifted 19lbs. in his test flight!  I'm still tinkering with the quads but if they can lift 1/4 that I gotta take these to the lake and try and get some crappy on and film it for you guys...

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:59 | Link to Comment Silver Bully
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" I'm still tinkering with the quads but if they can lift 1/4 that"

Oh good luck with that. I've noticed quadcopters need to be ultralight, even more so than an RC helicopter. When hobbiests struggle with adding a simple FPV camera or bigger battery, extra payloads are typically out of the picture. Unless you get something/make something with some spectacular lift.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:32 | Link to Comment Raynja
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That gas better be ethanol free.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:08 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Al Gore would be proud.  JFC, how much stored energy does it take to deliver one case of beer? Last I checked beer is about 90 something percent water.

  The insanity never ceases to amaze me.

 

 Update: That's not beer, it's individually packed silo based "Molotov cocktails."

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:11 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Thats Canadian beer,

Us beer is about 99% water, or cowpiss in Budweisers case.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  @ Winston Churchill, I didn't have an opportunity to reply on your earlier comment so upvoted you. Hope you weren't offended.

  Re; U.S beer< the mainstreem brews are junk. I like Canadian brews. The nice thick lagers and such! Ehh. :-D

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Screw the tax man. Make your own.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:32 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 I've been experimenting.  Old porcelian bathtubs for mash. Hehe.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:42 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Just watch out if you are naturally carbonating it.  I made a batch once where the fermentation stalled, so I added my extra sugar for carbonation purposes thinking that the fermentation was done rather than stalled, and it did nothing for a couple of weeks.  Then I went to show a friend who was asking about it by opening a bottle and KABLAM!  Beer shot all the way to the ceiling!  Once I got that under control, I noticed a sore spot on my belly.  The bottle cap came off so violently that it left a welt.  We took a few outside and it would launch the caps out of sight, literally.  We then very carefully put them into a big tupperware container, put them in the back of my friend's truck, then went out for some target practice.  Several blew up on the way out to shoot them, prompting my friend to say "WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED TO MY TRUCK?  Oh, the bottles."

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Those were great tips. Thank-you kindly.

   I might ask you for a favor in the not so distant future. ( that is the best story I've heard in awhile)

   Ya know why?  Kids are pussies/pussys. They aren't creative.

  For instance, We've been known to prop some cars on their "hind sides". No Kidding.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:40 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Clydesdales are not cows, Winston.

Even though they have been out pulled by smaller Belgians in every fair competition since Adam.

Not cows.  Big wusses, maybe.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:05 | Link to Comment Shed Boy
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Fake. No way is that half rack full. It's an empty box. Another promotional stunt is all.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 23:36 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:07 | Link to Comment phoolish
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It's a stupid idea; but most ice fisherman are a bit looped to begin with.  Still, I'd just keep doing it; pursuit of happiness.

 

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:06 | Link to Comment tradewithdave
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Stifling innovation.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:11 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Government has to ruin all the fun.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 22:14 | Link to Comment graneros
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Not for the black marketeers.  I'll bet some enterprising drug dealer is thinking about this right now. It would be easy with today's communication devices. Contact dealer with drop location and time, pay in BC, voila.  Of course that will probably give us a radio contrilled drone division of the DEA.  Hey we might even see cool dogfights taking place...  Wow this isn't where I was headed with this post at all. But since my wife is calling me to dinner and I can't remember anyway it doesn't matter.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:15 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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They got this all backwards from the get go.  I'd rent out drones that fly out to the ice, drop bait in a hole, hook the fish, and fly it back to me sitting in a warm, comfy lodge with all the amenities of home and an endless beer fridge...but I'm in FL so what do I know?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:24 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I like your thinking. I'll bet we can market that idea. I'll run out to patent the idea so that some large corp can steal it before anybody reading your post does.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:15 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Hellfire missiles = Ok.

Beer = too dangerous.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 19:31 | Link to Comment trader1
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well, if it ain't clear by now why americans are the most obese and overweight of supposedly advanced economic entities, then ...

 

too lazy/busy to take a walk, ride a bike, or drive a car to buy some beer?!

 

MOVE PEOPLE!!!

 

<yes, it's a late friday night, and i'm in a joke(truth)telling mood. don't take it personal.  just laugh and/or do something to fix your problem if you think you have one.>

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:04 | Link to Comment trader1
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there are at least 3 obese ZHers. and that's absolutely OK!!!

the non-obese need folks like you to feel good about their lifestyles...

 

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:03 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Joint or hashish deliveries would be a lot more efficient, and make the fish taste better.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:57 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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It's extra cold today, we would like a toy with that.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Cymore Duttz
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Atleast it could reduce drunk driving.  There would be no need to drive out to get another case of beer. Just use a smart phone app,  a drone will bring yor favorite beer to your home.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:39 | Link to Comment Cymore Duttz
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Atleast it could reduce drunk driving.  There would be no need to drive out to get another case of beer. Just use a smart phone app,  a drone will bring yor favorite beer to your home.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:38 | Link to Comment tradewithdave
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If that was weaponozed and delivered cigarettes it would cover all three aspects of the ATF.

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 20:41 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Seems that those who think they can shoot down a Gov drone are only marginally smarter than these dung divers, throwing stones at a crashed Predator drone:

http://rt.com/news/us-drone-stoning-video-467/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FUFqt_Ks0LU

These dumb fucks should've brought a Tool Box, and sold it piece-by-piece to the Chinese, Russians or Iranians.  Remind me again whom we "protecting" these people from, and WHY?  I mean, besides from "preventing an Iran-China pipeline from being built", and enabling the Al-CIA-dah to protect their Poppy Fields?

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 21:30 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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This is story is bullshit.  That's a Wisconsin beer brewed in Steven's Point.  If it were from Minnesota, it would be called St. Lakemaid and taste just as bad.  Minnesota and Wisconsin are actually two seperate states and you can tell the difference when you cross the border because there are signs that say "Welcome to Hell" going into Wisconsin and "Welcome to Hell West" when going into Minnesota.  The two states have a long standing rivalry.  No, not the Packers and the Vikings but rather which state can come up with the dumbest laws but that is topic for another time.

Lakemaid beer is horsepiss in a bottle.  I know because as a professional beer taster, I have had the unfortunate experience of actually tasting this beer.  The beer is undrinkable; I could only manage to get 9 or 10 of them down before having to switch to something else.  In the video, we see the drone delivering beer for what is ostensibly called "Ice fishing".  HAHAHAA!  No, it's ice drinking that is going on there.  I like how they took the video after a fresh snowfall so as to cover up all of the pee-holes, yellow snow and chew spit.  Usually, dogs are involved and are trained to steal any fish from the neighbor that were carelessly left lying around so eventually the dogs leave their mark as well.  The best dogs will do their duty right in front on the neighbor's door and are thusly rewarded by their owners.

Most local anglers, if you will, are usually quite well prepared for the rigors of ice fishing and bring along far more than they need for a day on the ice.  The brilliance of the marketing campaign Lakemaid is trying to capitalize on is that sometimes anglers do not make it off the ice that day.  The fish usually bite when you are out things like bait and beer.  I have observed this fact upon waking to go make another yellow hole in the snow.  "Holy shit, all the flags are up".  This situation neccessitates the fact that others need to woken up which can be a feat in itself.  To do this requires an A.M. beer but far too often you find that any surviving beer from the night before has frozen which leads to puttng the frozen beer on the stove and promptly forgetting you did so.

By the time you have the rest of the idiots you are with awakened and they have made more yellow snowholes, any fish that might be on the end of the line have become rather bored and have wandered off into the weeds hook, line and sinker.  Fish are smarter than you think.  They will spool you if they think you don't care.  Inevitably, after chipping out 4 inches of ice, someone finally sets the hook,  "Oh Yeah, it's a whopper alright".  Fifty yards of nylon line freezes in the snow as the whopper is pulled in.  Out of the hole comes most of the vegetation the lake used to have and a 15 inch northern pike which is right next to worthless.  All of the sets turn out the same way except for that asshole neighbor who pulls up a nine pound walleye after doing the same thing as you did the night before.

Later, you remember the beer you left on the stove to thaw.  The beer is not frozen anymore but it is all over the walls of the shack.  That can be cleaned up in the spring but never is.  This is why women typically do not participate in ice fishing adventures in this part of the world.  Eventually, you have to leave and go home to face the Mrs. who will invariably ask, "Where have you been all night? I tried calling."  That's when you say, "Well, you know there is no reception on the lake."  She will ask where the fish are and you say, "We left them in the lake for next time."

Sadly, this discourse is based on true stories that I have either been a part of or witnessed.  We have to entertain ourselves out here somehow.         

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 23:36 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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Manipuflation: I can attest to the truth of your post. I'm sure we've been passed out in the same fishing hut long ago.

These days I keep having "ice fishing" accidents. Boating accidents are becoming too common and recognizable.

 

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 00:32 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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I agree Mr. McHugepenis and I enjoy your posts.  Probably, we did pass out together and who knows where the money went from the gambling on the cribbage game.  Penny a point and a buck a game.  Sometimes it is just better to laugh at ourselves for our own folly.  I could write about the fabled "deer camp" and the famous last words, "I swear it had horns when I shot".  We should not talk about such things until the meat is gone though.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 01:18 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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Manipuflation: Ah, the cribbage game... the memories!

For the record, I never shot an illegall deer.

What really pisses me off is the canvas ice shelters you can buy at sporting goods stores that have an outside pocket on the door flap where you post your fishing license so the game warden (or whatever they call those fuckers) can make sure you're "LEGAL" without actually knocking on the door.

Fuck that... I'm fishing to EAT! No need for a license and don't argue with me in the middle of a freezing lake when I'm hungry.

A "license" to EAT??? I have a "license" to KILL if you try to stop me from eating.

Now, back to cribbage... I've got a 29 hand. Read it and weep!

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 02:25 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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Mr. McHugepenis:  I have another 19 hand for the third time in a row.  I have a story or two about wardens of the state.  Perhaps another day.

You know that the STATE owns everything and that they always know best.  A bunch of geniuses they are as they try to protect us from ourselves and get paid for it.  Pricks. 

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 10:10 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Manipuflation. Great story!

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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Thanks Atomizer.  Mrs M. wants me to post it on my site so she can send it to her friends.  Heaven forbid she just post a Zerohedge link!  I could expand on the story for sure.  There is much more to the story that is even dumber and I wish I had pictures...scratch that, I am glad I do not have pictures as those could be construed as evidence!      

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Get over it, drones are reserved for arresting Americans on American soil.

http://rt.com/usa/american-arrested-drone-help-sentenced-324/

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 09:33 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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Two things.  First, ain't no drone that size carrying a 12 pack.

Second, the federal government's power is a bluff.  This is from Title 18 Section 7.  It defines the special maritime and territory jurisdiction of the Untited States (so, basically all its jurisdiction)

 

(5) Any aircraft belonging in whole or in part to the United States, or any citizen thereof, or to any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or any State, Territory, district, or possession thereof, while such aircraft is in flight over the high seas, or over any other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State.

Read that. The FAA's jurisdiction DOES NOT EXTEND INTO THE SEVERAL STATES.
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 13:25 | Link to Comment deerhunter
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ahhhh,  ice fishing.  The key to proper alcohol preparations is somewhat similar to your silver/gold ratio in your boating accidents.  Since the hard stuff has a much higher alcohol content you need a well thought out whiskey/rum/schnapps/ to beer ratio.  Taking up less storage space that ratio is what it is all about.  Whew!!   Having said all of that and still having run out of beer I think the drone idea could only have been conceived in the great white north.  Although honey where were you last night and why didn't you come home to be answered with I was hit with a 12 pack of beer could really be hazardous to my health.  Really hazardous.  

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 20:24 | Link to Comment BullyBearish
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Just flashed on how easy it is to drone someone...NSA provides cellphone coordinates (subject's location), drone is sent, locks on and delivers the package.  Who doesn't carry a cellphone with the GPS turned on?  Maybe that's why Tel Aviv has the lowest resolution of any major city on Google Earth.

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