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Drone base being established just north of Philadelphia, the birthplace of liberty.

This was a once thriving military installation that has taken the brunt of downsizing. Love the vernacular avoiding the word drone.

http://news.yahoo.com/air-force-selects-horshams-111th-fight...

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DHS Purchases Drone Laser Weapon for Local Governments.

Germans unveil 'star wars' laser that can shoot a drone out of the sky from TWO MILES away and cut through a steel girder at 700 yards

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2259639/The-g...

jrd3820's picture

Thanks for the article Chessienut

I like how they highlighted the jobs that will come with the base, and they will proclaim "Job Creation!" and some people will look past the fact that it is a drone base and think it is beneficial because it created jobs in the community.

The status quo and the

The status quo and the mountain of laws, rules, and regulations the Federal Government made for people control, are going to come under great attack when the economic collapse happens. In the turmoil of the economic collapse, these machines of war and military buildup of the weapons of war on American soil, are meant to insure the status quo is going to be maintained. They do mean to use these weapons of war on the American people. TPTB see no other way to maintain their power structure, and they are right in thinking that. There's going to be a gun and rifle behind every blade of grass in America.

This

is 10 min from me. At one time they were talking about closing this base down. Too bad.

Drone bases in Niagara Falls NY too

and the surrounding areas... Rochester, Syracuse, flying missions (training) over the Catskills all the time. And get this.... they're flying Reaper drones.... 'Mericah!

Philadelphia is the birthplace of liberty?

Since when?

Since 1681-1682, when the

Since 1681-1682, when the Pennsylvania elected government refused to govern over the people; the only person who didn't like it was William Penn who wanted people to pay property taxes to him. It took nearly ten years before Penn could get the British military to force government on the people. However, I don't think that Pennsylvanians experiment with Anarchy is what the poster was talking about. The person was probably making reference to Philadelphia acting as the capital while Washington DC was built. Also, obviously Philadelphia was where the Declaration of Independence was written, The Articles of Confederation, and where the US Constitution were signed; since Philadelphia was the site of the Continental Congress.

jrd3820's picture

Philosopher

Do you think that 1681-1682 Philadelphia was the birthplace of liberty for all mankind? Or is it possible people have been striving for liberty since the dawn of time?

I had no idea

Liberty did not exist until the 17th Century.

Who were these demigods who invented liberty and gifted it to mankind, and how in the first place did they fall from divine grace?

Did they manage to procreate? Was Aleister Crowley one of their descendents?

Such titans they must have been. I have goosebumps.

jrd3820's picture

Ha

The inventors of liberty.... That's good for a morning laugh.

Please find me and let me know who exactly it was that invented liberty as soon as you find out, I am dying to know.

since never

However, it is the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the city that hosted the coup, aka the "Constitutional Convention"

Michael Nystrom's picture

Time to go

The hour is getting near.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

This is how our government

This is how our government "creates" jobs. It would be comical if it didn't infuriate me.

SteveMT's picture

Malibu gets a drone base also. No place will be spared.

These things are multiplying exponentially.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_22655286/drone-base-planned...
Drone base planned for Point Mugu near Malibu
02/23/2013 05:45:23 PM PST
MALIBU – The U.S. Navy proposes to station a drone operations base at an airfield 15 miles west of Malibu, it was reported Saturday.

Navy Base Ventura County, Point Mugu will get about 700 jobs when four of the planes are stationed at the Navy airfield midway between Malibu and Ventura. An environmental impact statement for the project was posted Friday, and first reported in the Ventura County Star.

Four unmanned, unarmed drones, called Tritons Unmanned Weapons Systems, would be stationed at Point Mugu, and other drones from Navy bases around the world would also land and takeoff at the Southern California base.

The planes are 48 feet long, but have 138-foot wingspans. They were unveiled at Palmdale last summer, and represent the military’s next generation of remote control intelligence gear.

Another humorous report

on the same base.
http://gizmodo.com/5987703/why-is-the-navy-building-a-shiny-...

The Triton has a completely panoramic view of the ocean below it from nearly 60,000 feet in the air, which means any of the jetskiing, sailing, doggy-paddling Californians below are within its range. Maybe that will be you! Maybe it will be a friend of yours, floating on her back, eyes half-closed in a greasy fog of sun lotion and melatonin, thinking of her beer and tenuous friendships on the sand. Maybe it'll just be strangers. But they'll all be under the Triton eye, ostensibly up there to Track The Enemy (China?) and Provide Intelligence (pictures of boats?) in the name of national security. Maybe it'll work. "

A short lesson...

on how to deal with these nasty little things:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PaEgaTZUQQ

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Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Michael Nystrom's picture

Here is the "remotely piloted aircraft" the article refers to

The National Guard Bureau has authorized the wing to establish a ground-control station for the MQ-9 Reaper at Horsham Air Guard Base effective Oct. 1, 2013.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

The lack of windows

creeps me out.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Same here.

It reminds me of the scene in Star Trek episode Charlie X where Charlie removed someone's face.
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/zama60/11988414/18546/18546_3...

SteveMT's picture

"remotely piloted aircraft" = Skynet

It's good to actually see this fully armed enemy in flight. These drones are winged beasts from hell, IMO.

And WHY is this needed over America?"

When did American people become the enemy and the TARGET? Wake up America. You are being targeted for destruction because America is the only nation capable of opposing the NWO which has incidentally and parasitically set up office in Washington DC.

"Drone (also called the REAPER) Mission
The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long endurance remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that is employed primarily in a hunter/killer role against dynamic execution targets

and secondarily as an intelligence collection asset. Given its significant loiter time, wide-range sensors, multi-mode communications suite, and precision weapons --

It provides a unique capability to autonomously execute the kill chain (find, fix, track, target, execute, and assess) against high value, fleeting, and time sensitive targets (TSTs).

http://www.af.mil/information/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6405

I grew up in the area this is being installed in

and the locals are all for it. The almighty dollar has a way of displacing any sense of right or wrong.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

The commander is all smiles.

"This is an exciting time for our wing, and our Airmen are energized to embrace this new mission," Col. Howard "Chip" Eissler, commander of the 111th Fighter Wing said."