The first armed UAV, The Kettering Bug, flew in 1918 and was planned to be used in World War One if the conflict had continued into 1919. Threats to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by National Security Agency (Ft. Edward Snowden)

The “Bug” technically fits the description of an “unmanned aerial vehicle,” but was really just a bomb with wings. It used a $40 mass-produced 4-cylinder Ford engine and cardboard wings (no, I’m not making this up) to guide itself to its location.

As for its effectiveness during testing…

The Kettering Bug had 2 successes on 6 attempts at Dayton, 1 of 4 at Amityville, and 4 of 14 at Carlstrom."

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Land mines (1800s) Threats to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by National Security Agency (Ft. Edward Snowden)

It’s very ironic that the document suggests landmines as an example of unmanned weapons that pre-date drones considering that they still kill thousands of people every year, many of them civilians.

It is estimated that there are still around 110 million land mines in the ground today, with armies in countries such as Syria and Libya continuing to use them. From 2010 to 2011 over 4,191 people were killed by land mines.

And these mines are what the NSA wants to point to to justify the use of drones today?

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Drone Strike: A loaded term. Use of the term "'drone strike" evokes many things to English-speaking audiences, which may invoke in an emotional reaction. This is what propaganda intends to do. Drones connote mindless automatons with no capability for independent thought or action. Threats to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by National Security Agency (Ft. Edward Snowden)

Drones are controlled remotely by highly trained soldiers, far from the image that many people may have of a fleet of unmanned aircraft flying around and killing as they please.

For a very interesting (and long) article about drones and their pilots check this out.

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9. Penn State University, University Park, Pa. Top 20 Party Schools by Princeton Review

Penn State is a party haven in the middle of nowhere. Seriously… it’s in the dead center of Pennsylvania, with farmland all around it. No wonder they go so hard, there’s nothing else to do.

Whatever kind of partying you like to do, you can find it at Penn State. There are 89 fraternities and sororities, so if that’s your thing, you know something is always going to be poppin' off. The football tailgating is some of the best in the country.

But the most notorious day of partying at PSU is State Patty’s Day. A fake holiday created in 2007 so students could celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at school, even though the holiday was over Spring Break. It continues to this day (though the real holiday rarely falls over spring break anymore). Tens of thousands of people stream into State College to celebrate nothing in particular. The police and local government have tried everything to stop the holiday, including shutting down bars, not selling alcohol in the days prior, and increasing police presence, but nothing has worked. The partying spirit of Penn State cannot be silenced.

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Numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including Testosterone and human Growth Hormone, over the course of multiple years. Statement Regarding Alex Rodriguez's Suspension by Major League Baseball (Ft. Bud Selig & MLB)

In 2003, A-Rod (along with 104 other players) tested positive for two types of anabolic steroids, testosterone, and Primobolan.

In an interview after these results were released in 2009, Rodriguez admitted to taking banned substances from 2001 to 2003, citing “an enormous amount of pressure to perform.”

This is now the second time he has been involved in a banned substances scandal, and the MLB decided that this was enough to ban him for a long time.

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What Buddy Ryan did was the best thing that ever happened for me when he cut me and told me I couldn't play for his football team Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech by Cris Carter

Carter was a very surprising cut by the Eagles before the 1990 season, considering he caught 11 touchdown passes and went for 605 yards the year before. But he has admitted that the reason he was cut was due to alcohol and drug abuse.

However, his release was a turning point in his life. It made him realize that he needed to turn his life around. And it looks like it worked because he is now a Hall of Famer.

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And the fifth person I met was the minister of defense, and his name was Reggie White. Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech by Cris Carter

Fellow Hall of Famer Reggie White was a brutal force on the field at Defensive End and Defensive Tackle, where he recorded 198 sacks, an NFL record at the time of his retirement. He was also a ordained Christian Evangelical minister, hence his nickname “The Minister of Defense.”

An unlikely friendship to say the least. The two played for rival teams. But ultimately White’s faith brought the two together, and helped Carter get his life in order.

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But my hero growing up was a guy by the name of Butch Carter. He was the best basketball player in the State of Ohio. Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech by Cris Carter

Cris’s older brother Butch really was the best high school basketball player in Ohio, as he was named the state’s Player of the Year in 1976.

He later played on various teams in the NBA for six years, and later became the Toronto Raptor’s head coach, where he brought the team to its first playoff appearance in 2000.

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And I happen to be one of the few people who have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame who were born and raised in the State of Ohio. Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech by Cris Carter

Carter was born in Troy, Ohio where he lived as a young child. He then moved to Middletown, Ohio, where he went to high school. He finally finished the Ohio sweep by attending The Ohio State University.

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Ohio State, first of all, to all the Buckeye fans, from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely apologize for me signing with a sports agent and losing my eligibility my senior year. That is the only regret I have in my athletic career is that I couldn't play for the Buckeyes as a senior. Buckeye fans, Cris Carter says, I'm sorry. Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech by Cris Carter

Prior to his senior year, Carter signed a representation agreement with sports agent Norby Walters. He was promised $5,000 and received $150 a week after signing the contract. This was an infraction of NCAA rules, which carried the penalty of immediate ineligibility.

The Buckeyes didn’t do too well without him, finishing 6-4-1.

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