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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Documents gained under the Freedom of Information Act show how a number of small drones flew around a restricted area at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant on two successive nights last September.

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It reads like an ISR op

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-08 11:31 AM | Reply

@#1

That is my view as well. Which is why I am concerned about this part of the cited article...

...Despite this incident, two months later the NRC decided not to require drone defenses at nuclear plants, asserting that small drones could not damage a reactor or steal nuclear material. It is highly likely that such sites are still vulnerable to drone overflights....

While the drones themselves may not be able to damage the reactor, they can certainly gather the information needed to assist in an attack.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-08 11:56 AM | Reply

Why would Obama allow this?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-08 02:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"the NRC decided not to require drone defenses"

Did the NRC sandbox of this scenario include the Trump appointed NRC commissioner ignoring the drones?

Asking for Sitzkrieg.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-08 02:41 PM | Reply

Miss the last response? Nobody sandboxes for idiots in charge. Bit of a flaw, isn't it?

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 03:09 PM | Reply

80 minutes of loitering for something easily dropped with buckshot, from a government that owns hundreds of thousands of shotguns.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 03:10 PM | Reply

I think birdshot would be the preferred round to take down drones.

Plus that would be real fun for the security guards.

But what do I know?

#7 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-08-08 03:20 PM | Reply

It'd have to be 00 buck. They're up around 100m or more. If it's over 150m you'll need a carbine.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 03:30 PM | Reply

Lucky to hit a hit with a 00 buck pattern at 100m.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-08 04:21 PM | Reply

It's a 9" spread with the right choke and enough energy to kill a person quite easily. If you can't do it with buckshot then it's on to rifles.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 04:31 PM | Reply

Nobody sandboxes for idiots in charge. Bit of a flaw, isn't it?
#5 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Idiots in charge is the flaw.
That's not a flaw with the sandbox, idiot.
It's a flaw with Republicans who won't remove their own idiots.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-08 04:37 PM | Reply

Um, what kind of choke will give you a 9" pattern at 100m?

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-08 04:46 PM | Reply

Most choke charts indicate a full choke spread is ~40" at 40 yards.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-08 04:53 PM | Reply

He's using Republican Math.
That's just what Libertarians do.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-08 07:28 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2020-08-08 04:46 PM | REPLY

Modern LR boar chokes and specifically designed wadding.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 09:11 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-08-08 04:37 PM | FLAG:

Old, white, angry. You should talk to somebody if you still have insurance that will pay for it.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-08 09:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Modern LR boar chokes and specifically designed wadding.

Looked up LR boar chokes and they were showing 20" spread at 40 yards.

What sort of wadding will tighten that up to 9" @ 100m?

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-08-08 09:43 PM | Reply

Old, white, angry. You should talk to somebody if you still have insurance that will pay for it.
#16 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

You simply lack the capacity to express emotion.
You should ask your parents why that is.
Actually, I bet you know why.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-08 11:15 PM | Reply

#18

He's right, snoofy

Lame response, even for you.

#19 | Posted by willowby at 2020-08-08 11:52 PM | Reply

I notice you didn't say I'm wrong, Willowby.

I bet you know why you didn't say I'm wrong.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-09 07:22 AM | Reply

#19 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY AT 2020-08-08 11:52 PM | FLAG:

His upset is natural. His world view has been taking a beating. He longs for a much more powerful Fed. Trump is exposing how terrible of an idea that continues to be.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-09 10:20 AM | Reply

Old, white, angry. You should talk to somebody if you still have insurance that will pay for it.
#16 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

It's pre existing condition.

Not covered in TrumpyNoCare.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-09 10:40 AM | Reply

"He longs for a much more powerful Fed."

No, the Fed isn't the problem.

What you say only makes sense in a convoluted roundabout way.

What weakens our Federal system and all our state systems too is the unfettered corrupting influence of private money in the public political process.

The problem is the application of market principles, which invetiably tends towards monopoly, to the democratic political process.

Broadly speaking, our democracy is not reflective of the will of the people, but rather, the people's money. Including foreigners.

Thanks, Capitalism!

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-09 01:53 PM | Reply

What you say only makes sense in a convoluted roundabout way.

#23 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2020-08-09 01:53 PM | FLAG:

That's your cognitive dissonance on display. People throw money at Government because it has the power. You want to give it more, knowing the system will lead to more money being thrown at it and believe you can fix that with just the right amount of more government power.

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-10 08:06 AM | Reply

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