Skip to comments.Town uses Google Earth to Spy on Residents
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.'
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
Guess my idea to start a non government pot farm is off the table.
Reminds me of that film ‘Enemy of the State’ with Will Smith and Gene Hackman.
Judas Priest - Electric Eye
Up here in space
I’m looking down on you.
My lasers trace
Everything you do.
You think you’ve private lives
Think nothing of the kind.
There is no true escape
I’m watching all the time.
I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam.
I am perpetual
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.
Make building permits as easy to get as welfare; problem solved.
It’s all fun and games until a bureaucrat gets shotgunned in the face...
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.
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)
Why should the government be able to tax swimming pools?
"..????..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 "
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.
One GREAT IDEA!
Go for it.
.."then sue them for harassment when the warnings start pouring in....deny owning a pool, their too lazy to check it"
...yes, prop the cover up with posts saying it’s a covered play area for your kids....*smiles*...
I guess I should cover all my marijuana plants.
Problem is.....Google Earth views are NOT real time and in some cases years behind!
no need you just blew your cover
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.
I guarantee that every candidate who promises to repeal this "great idea" will prevail.
(...and the planner who suggested it out on his butt...)
Two reasons :
Because they can; and
Because we let them.
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.
You’ll only see an Obamavoter tax revolt when they finally get around to taxing television viewing per set as they do in England.
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