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The FAA continues to crackdown on commercial drones

drone-3The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to crackdown on commercial usage of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones. In March, it was reported that the FAA had issued a cease-and-desist order to the Washington Nationals baseball team because the team was using a quad-copter to take publicity photos at the team’s spring training facility. This drone, flying within the confines of the baseball stadium was, according to FAA, somehow going to interfere with aircraft that were flying at heights upward of 30,000 feet. Pointing out the hilarity of the situation, a team official told the Associated Press “No, we didn’t get it cleared, but we don’t get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did.” see more…

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Obama should keep his big mouth shut on baseball

If you or I were to talk smack about the Red Sox in Boston, we’d get what we’d deserve from die-hard fans. A lot of grumbling and a Bawstin accent-laden tongue-lashing, or worse. Well Obama is clearly no better:

Being booed was probably the last thing President Barack Obama expected from the crowd at a Symphony Hall fundraiser Monday night, but that happened when the president “thanked” Boston for Kevin Youkilis, who was just traded to the Chicago White Sox.

“I’m just saying, he’s going to have to change the color of his socks,” the president said laughing.

Youkilis was traded from the Red Sox, to Obama’s favorite team on Sunday for infielder Brent Lillibridge and pitcher Zach Stewart.

“I didn’t think I was going to get any boos out of here,” he said. “I should not have brought up baseball, I understand, my mistake, you got to know your crowd.”

I then presume he had the wherewithal to put on his trusty White Sox hat and strut out, flipping the crowd the bird. Haters gonna hate and whatnot.

Now ironically, as much as Obama claims to love his beloved White Sox, he’s actually terrible at throwing a baseball. He’s not just terrible, mind you, he literally throws like a girl.

At the July 2009 All Stars game in St. Louis, Obama was loudly booed before anyone could possibly have noticed what he was wearing (a White Sox Jacket). He of course threw the ball into the dirt after a pitifully high arc: see more…

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