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Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace.

The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.

Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.

“There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities,” said Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/7/coming-to-a-s...



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Never mind

Never mind surveillance...Drones can be armed. Even Caesar couldn't bring his army within the city limits of Rome.

Oh goodie.

I was getting bored with conventional targets. These are much more fun. ^_^ Looks like I'll have to update my dope book with a drone card when I get around to it. Kinda sucks that I'll be costing you all a lot of money every time I hit one, but hey, everyone has to do their part, right?

Local Police or Black Ops?

This combined with the assault rifles, military grade urban warfare vehicles and x-ray scan vans really gives you a great feeling about the future, eh? Just wrote a blog about this. http://lionsofliberty.blogspot.com/2012/02/30000-drones-spyi...

meekandmild's picture

Our government has gone communist

NDAA
surveillance intrusion

remember the homeland security commercial (if you see something, report it)

I "saw" Janet Napolitano hunkered

down in her SUV, sneaking out of the white house enroute to a gay Bohemian Grove styled party which was to take place later in the evening. Rachel Madcow was said to be attending the wild event along with droopy breasts Big Bertha, and Slack Butt Wanda. Update to follow.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

This only leads to nothing good.

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meekandmild's picture

A long range skeet

Get the states to prohibit unmanned aerial reconnaissances.
With the authority for people to shoot these drones down when over their property. PULL!

You read my mind... somewhat.

I'm not sure the people should necessarily await approval from the states though.

Unless the engine compartment is shielded with kevlar, a few well placed .308 rounds oughtta do a pretty nice remodeling job on the engine, turning it into a weight that helps accelerate it's rapid return to earth. A fully jacketed .308 will run through your typical kevlar like a hot knife through butter anyway.

Incrementally

they are working up to predator drones and assassinations on US soil.

As I've said here before I prefer to die that way than in indefinite detention for doing absolutely NOTHING WRONG.

Except supporting Ron Paul and peace. My "crime."

How do they spin it?

"9 sovereign extremists were killed today on highway 95 by a predator drone missile while traveling by car. Repair teams are out today to remove debris and fix any damage cause during the attack..."

I can hear it now.

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams

Yikes! Goodbye repair teams....

U.S. Drones Targeting Rescuers and Mourners
http://www.salon.com/2012/02/05/u_s_drones_targeting_rescuer...

Who voted for it?

Anyone have a list of Congressmen that voted yes on this bill? or the bill number" I would love to know who the traiters are so that I can post on Facebook.

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well fuck.

Last I saw Congress had

an approval rating of 11%.

Guess they are in Limbo and doing the limbo dance to see just how low they can go in the eyes of the American people.

"If we lose freedom here there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." -Ronald Reagan

When they took us off the Gold Standard they took away our money... in order to make it theirs. -OneTinSoldier

I thought I saw that it was 8% somewhere - but

I cant recall now.

Another nugget was a poll from Rasmussen states that:

43% Say Random Choices From Phone Book Better Than Current Congress

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/gene...

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams

Escape from USA

I'm sure a surge in "mysterious" explosions will occur as well.

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Voltaire

Meteorites?

Meteorites?

I think they are in a rush to

I think they are in a rush to corral us soon, before it is too late to control us.

Good grief

How much damage does he want to accomplish before the elections? He seems eager to start WW3 and turn the US into Nazi Germany all before summer. Thanks, Congress! May all ye who support this evilness develop green skin with pink polka dots and bad breath and flatulence.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

I think..

...he wants to encourage unrest so he can declare martial law and suspend elections indefinitely. He knows he doesn't stand a chance on his own merits. IF he actually did declare martial law, the reaction would be the ultimate in 'blowback'.
BTW, Every deer hunter with a scoped rifle will become a bird (drone) hunter.

You can't rape the willing.

How long are we going to lie down and take it? Anxiously awaiting the event that pushes this peaceful revolution into the realm of violence. Who's going to push the first domino?

Politiks

This is so wrong. WRONG. I do

This is so wrong. WRONG. I do not want any government drones flying around checking on me and my neighbors. Horrible!

Shouldn't be long now.

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"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Will these drones be

Will these drones be armed????

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So now US citizens will have

So now US citizens will have the same status as Libya and Syria. You don't even know who is controlling the drones? No wonder there are so many senators not seeking re-election. They might as well retire now while there is still a sizable pension to suck out of American taxpayers.

We'll still know where to find them

for their trials for treason against the people.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

bump

any ideas?