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Town uses Google Earth to Spy on Residents
cbs47 ^ | 8-2-10 | cakid1

Posted on 08/02/2010 3:33:31 PM PDT by cakid1

The town is using Google Earth to check on backyard

pools. ( Some pools don't have proper permits)

And of course that means hefty fines for the owners of

the 'illegal pools.'


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: beseeingyou; bigbrother; california; google; merced; revenuetickets; skyspy
Is this the start of 'Big Brother in the sky?'
1 posted on 08/02/2010 3:33:33 PM PDT by cakid1
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To: cakid1

A freind here in MD planted some flowers and a few small shrubs in an area of his yard that is considered off limits by the county. They actually took aerial photo’s and threatened a fine


2 posted on 08/02/2010 3:35:20 PM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: cakid1

Guess my idea to start a non government pot farm is off the table.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 3:37:12 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: cyclotic

Reminds me of that film ‘Enemy of the State’ with Will Smith and Gene Hackman.


4 posted on 08/02/2010 3:37:15 PM PDT by cakid1
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To: cakid1

Judas Priest - Electric Eye

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My lasers trace
Everything you do.

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Think nothing of the kind.
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My circuits gleam.
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I keep the country clean.

I’m elected electric spy
I protected electric eye.
Always in focus
You can’t feel my stare.
I zoom into you
You don’t know I’m there.

I take a pride in probing all your secret moves
My tearless retina takes pictures that can prove.
Electric eye, in the sky
Feel my stare, always there
There’s nothing you can do about it.
Develop and expose
I feed upon your every thought
And so my power grows.
Protected. Detective. Electric eye.


5 posted on 08/02/2010 3:37:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cakid1

Make building permits as easy to get as welfare; problem solved.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 3:37:27 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: cyclotic

It’s all fun and games until a bureaucrat gets shotgunned in the face...
[/cynic]


7 posted on 08/02/2010 3:37:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cakid1

I’d buy me the biggest damn pool cover I could find and set it up in my backyard, wait for the “fine” then sue the everliving piss out of them!

This BS has got to stop!!!

Our .gov is out of control and needs to be put back in its place, if that means dissolving the whole thing and starting over then so be it.


8 posted on 08/02/2010 3:38:01 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: cakid1

What better form of revenue generation for a city or county to require permits for various things on a person’s PRIVATE PROPERTY.

I’m sure they got the proper warrants for the blanket city wide search too (/sarc)


9 posted on 08/02/2010 3:38:59 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

Why should the government be able to tax swimming pools?


10 posted on 08/02/2010 3:45:47 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Why won't those knuckle-dragging tea-bagging right-wing bastards just negotiate with me?)
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To: cakid1

"..????..if ya got a spare $20.00 you could get the right color plastic tarp...and with some paint skill drive the nosy bass turds crazy with a kidney shape pool you can fold up "

11 posted on 08/02/2010 3:47:30 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: OneWingedShark
It’s all fun and games until a bureaucrat gets shotgunned in the face...

It will get harder and harder to determine who the bureaucrats are. A lien on the house, a wage garnishment, a bank account seizure ... all of these things can happen without a bureaucrat in sight.
12 posted on 08/02/2010 3:50:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: cakid1

I do believe this is illegal. While my building inspector has “police powers”, I believe he needs cause...just like a policeman. It usually comes in the form of a complaint.


13 posted on 08/02/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

One GREAT IDEA!
Go for it.


14 posted on 08/02/2010 4:01:32 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: Doogle

.."then sue them for harassment when the warnings start pouring in....deny owning a pool, their too lazy to check it"

15 posted on 08/02/2010 4:02:39 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

...yes, prop the cover up with posts saying it’s a covered play area for your kids....*smiles*...


16 posted on 08/02/2010 4:05:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cakid1

I guess I should cover all my marijuana plants.


17 posted on 08/02/2010 4:12:41 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: cakid1

Problem is.....Google Earth views are NOT real time and in some cases years behind!


18 posted on 08/02/2010 4:19:02 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why , oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: goseminoles

no need you just blew your cover


19 posted on 08/02/2010 4:19:22 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: NormsRevenge
Ping

Illustrative

20 posted on 08/02/2010 4:49:57 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

A few years back Phoenix used helicopters to find the green pools. We have had outbreaks of West Nile Virus so it was done as a health precaution. I am not sure if it was City or Department of Public Safety equipment that was used. A lot of people with pebbletech or colored plaster/tiled pools were incorrectly cited and then had to prove themeselves innocent. The city then started issuing notices (which would then result in fines) for anyone who had dead trees or bushes in either their front or rear yards. It cost thousands to have two dead pines taken out. The city got no money from me. I paid my licensed, bonded and insured landscapers. The illegals were knocking on the door within days of the notice. No money from me was sent south of the border.


21 posted on 08/02/2010 4:51:10 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: cakid1
This is a simple problem to solve in small areas. Vote the bastards out of office. City Council or Board of Supervisors, whoever thought they were entitled to every cent you have.

I guarantee that every candidate who promises to repeal this "great idea" will prevail.

(...and the planner who suggested it out on his butt...)

22 posted on 08/02/2010 7:02:09 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: JusPasenThru
Why should the government be able to tax swimming pools?

Two reasons :

Because they can; and

Because we let them.

23 posted on 08/02/2010 7:04:36 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: cakid1

Revenue tickets against the citizenry.

Note they don’t use such measures to discover where numerous illegal immigrant families are shacked up together despite deed restrictions, etc.


24 posted on 08/03/2010 10:06:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: JusPasenThru

You’ll only see an Obamavoter tax revolt when they finally get around to taxing television viewing per set as they do in England.


25 posted on 08/03/2010 10:09:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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