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National "Do Not Kill Registry" Launched In Response To Drone Kill List 484

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First time accepted submitter crtitheories writes "In response to the national kill list revealed by the New York Times a few weeks ago, an online "Do Not Kill" Registry has been launched where users can sign up to avoid being mistakenly added. From the Do Not Kill website: 'Through an active collaboration between the Do not Kill Registry, the brave pilots and operators of the U.S. drone program, and the American public, we believe that we can find the political and moral solutions needed to both protect the security of the United States while also satisfying the concerns of the broader global community'. "
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National "Do Not Kill Registry" Launched In Response To Drone Kill List

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  • What? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DWMorse (1816016) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:25PM (#40363847) Homepage
    Aren't you a little late for April Fools Day?
    • Re:What? (Score:5, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:30PM (#40363901)

      Nah, Americans are stupid all year long.

    • Re:What? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:34PM (#40363939)

      War is peace.
      Freedom is slavery.
      Ignorance is strength.
      White lists are black lists.
      Murder is heroic.
      Lies are truth.

      Welcome to the USA, sir.

      • Re:What? (Score:5, Funny)

        by davester666 (731373) on Monday June 18, 2012 @06:07PM (#40364261) Journal

        And if you manage to find out that you happen to be placed on this 'Do Kill' list [say, by a drone strike that misses you], and believe you are being mistakenly targeted, there is a defined process that you can go through.

        Present yourself, in person, with complete documentation as to who you are, including birth certificates, passports, lists of friends, workplaces, acquaintances, all computers you own or have used recently, residences and anything else you consider relevant, to the nearest American Embassy. You must completely enter the embassy and request to speak to the security officer, who will look over your information and quickly render his/her judgement on your case.

        And if you are not satisfied with their judgement, your family and/or acquaintances outside of the Embassy can file a formal protest with their government, requesting that you be returned from wherever you are taken to.

        • by kisak (524062)

          Present yourself, in person, with complete documentation as to who you are, including birth certificates, [...]

          Long form?

  • Sounds legit. . .

  • Ooops? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Howitzer86 (964585) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:29PM (#40363885)

    After a quick WHOIS search, and a bit of googling, I found that this is registered to an individual who worked in 2009 as a San Francisco Art Institute teaching assistant.

    It's a joke site.

    • Re:Ooops? (Score:4, Funny)

      by ZeroSumHappiness (1710320) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:36PM (#40363955)

      No, really? It's just an art student's project? You don't say.jpg

    • Re:Ooops? (Score:5, Funny)

      by kanto (1851816) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:37PM (#40363961)

      After a quick WHOIS search, and a bit of googling, I found that this is registered to an individual who worked in 2009 as a San Francisco Art Institute teaching assistant.

      It's a joke site.

      Now you tell me, I already enrolled Schrödinger's cat... not because I care about this overused meme, but because I've got money on the outcome.

      • Re:Ooops? (Score:5, Funny)

        by Bacon Bits (926911) on Monday June 18, 2012 @07:07PM (#40364789)

        After a quick WHOIS search, and a bit of googling, I found that this is registered to an individual who worked in 2009 as a San Francisco Art Institute teaching assistant.

        It's a joke site.

        Now you tell me, I already enrolled Schrödinger's cat... not because I care about this overused meme, but because I've got money on the outcome.

        No, you fool! Betting changes the outcome!

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      How does that make it a "joke" site instead of site trying to bring attention to the matter?

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Put out by
      This guy [ianalanpaul.com]

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by cpu6502 (1960974)

      >>>this is registered to an individual who worked in 2009 as a San Francisco Art Institute teaching assistant.

      So?
      Art teachers or students don't have a right to make a political statement? How Hitlerian of you. Next I suppose you'll want this site thrown on a book-burning pile because it's "degenerate" art.

    • Re:Ooops? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by markjhood2003 (779923) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:59PM (#40364173)
      It's not a joke, it's political satire. And as such it is just as serious as it is entertaining.
  • Sure.... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Nidi62 (1525137) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:30PM (#40363909)
    Because the Do Not Call list worked out so well
    • Re:Sure.... (Score:5, Interesting)

      by MightyYar (622222) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:48PM (#40364055)

      Wha? I added myself to that list and it cut my sales calls down considerably. Now I only get obviously fraudulent calls from spoofed caller ids, and far fewer of them.

    • Worked for me. Got a few "free" cruises on my work phone. Added my number to DNC, haven't gotten another one in the year-plus since. Co-worker complained about getting one a month or so back so I know they're still doing it.
  • Seriously, is this a joke?

    It is almost ridiculous enough to be funny, but it also sounds just plausible enough to be real.

  • Not sure that this will work very well. If you accidentially end up on a kill list of an automated hunter-killer, any redress list probably won't appear in the phone book listing... ;^)

  • by Grayhand (2610049) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:39PM (#40363975)
    Can we have a "Please Kill" list as well. I have a neighbor with a dog that barks all night that's just itching for a drone attack.
    • by ZeroSumHappiness (1710320) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:52PM (#40364097)

      You should use this drone [slashdot.org].

    • by Jeng (926980)

      Can we have a "Please Kill" list as well. I have a neighbor with a dog that barks all night that's just itching for a drone attack.

      As long as you are aware that there is often collateral damage in a drone attack, normally the neighbors of the target.

    • by Bryansix (761547)
      That's not really funny. People kill Dogs all the time because they are left outside but barking. It is really a problem with the owner. They should be providing shelter for the Dog at night.
  • by IgnacioB (687913) <matt_c_watkins@yahoo.com> on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:42PM (#40363989) Homepage
    The site is blocked here at a major international corporation! Should I worry that my employer has blocked the site and I can't sign up? Does that mean they've pre-protected me and already signed me up with a special corporate agreement or that I need to start looking up and over my shoulder for funny looking planes orbiting my position?
  • genius (Score:5, Funny)

    by bugs2squash (1132591) on Monday June 18, 2012 @05:43PM (#40364005)

    it's a scam by the CIA, trying to tempt terrorists to fill in their name and whereabouts thinking they'll be safer.

    also beware of the "do not steal my identity list", send name, address, SSN, mother's maiden name, bank details to apply

  • by Mal-2 (675116) on Monday June 18, 2012 @07:58PM (#40365129) Homepage Journal

    What we SHOULD be doing is working to get everyone and their dog onto the "kill" list, to the point that one of three things happens:

    1. A few perfectly innocent people get targeted and all hell breaks loose, or
    2. The people relying on that list are forced to abandon it as completely polluted, or
    3. It remains officially in existence, but nobody actually uses it. They rely upon a separate list which may or may not be a subset of the polluted list.

    Option 1 will force changes and most likely would result in a rather thorough rolling of heads at the top. That's why it is unlikely to happen.
    Option 2 would be little more than inconvenient, but the replacement list had better be relatively vetted and secure or it too will get polluted.
    Option 3 will reduce the list to being merely an embarrassment to those in power. All but a few paranoid types (justified or not) will forget about it.

    It's like putting "kilo nuclear uranium jihad" in your signature file to crap up the ECHELON system.

  • by PPH (736903) on Monday June 18, 2012 @10:10PM (#40365901)

    User-agent: Predator
    Disallow: mother
    Disallow: father
    Disallow: wife
    Disallow: son
    Disallow: daughter
    # Disallow: mother-in-law

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