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Poll Does domestic surveillance by drones cross a line when it comes to privacy?
FoxNews.com ^ | 5/14/2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 05/14/2012 9:13:41 PM PDT by Jahoohio

Unmanned drones, similar to those used overseas to fight terrorism, could soon be flying in the skies over many cities in America for use by local law enforcement.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: poll
Not sure. Can I be sure the drones won't be used for other purposes? 5.84% (794 votes)

Yes. Our nation's founders did not intend for government to spy on citizens. 75.72% (10,293 votes)

No. If it keeps us safer, I'm all for it. 17.44% (2,371 votes)

Other (post a comment). 0.99% (135 votes)

1 posted on 05/14/2012 9:13:50 PM PDT by Jahoohio
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To: Jahoohio

Is there a “Duh”??


2 posted on 05/14/2012 9:18:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jahoohio

If the local poolice want to use drones..fine. It is highly unlikely that they will find anything useful in a court of law and highly likely they will spend a lot of money on a new toy. Just look at all the poolice helo’s they fly around today..they really don’t accomplish much. But they do keep some police pilots employed at high wages.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 9:19:34 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Jahoohio

If they’d have closed the border years ago, they wouldn’t have the need or the excuse.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 9:19:58 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Jahoohio

Electric Eye - Judas Priest

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’m 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

I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean

I’m elected electric spy
I’m protected electric eye

Electric eye, in the sky
Feel my stare, always there
Theres nothing you can do about it
Develop and expose
I feed upon your every thought
And so my power grows

I’m made of metal
My circuits gleam
I am perpetual
I keep the country clean

I’m elected electric spy
I’m protected electric eye


5 posted on 05/14/2012 9:26:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Jahoohio

My hotair comment on a post about Ron Paul: In some ways I supported Paul’s call to reduce “the police state” or whatever. We probably need the Patriot Act, though, but DRONES everywhere above us is a step too far. Forget the justification, even if drones save lives and money, and all that. Problem, the cost of privacy is greater than even the “saves a few lives” benefit. I don’t think the people will stand for it.

Today Jonathan Hunt to Sheppard Smith on Fox: “There could be as many as 30,000 of these drones flying above us… [talk about the benefits of the drones {yes, saves lives and $}] … but OBVIOUSLY the privacy concerns are HUGE, because they will in effect bring every single backyard into the authorities view. You’ve always had an expectation of privacy in your own backyard. You will no longer have that. (!!)”

Republicans, stand up against masses of drones buzzing above our own homes. Do it now! Start making noise about this.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 9:28:43 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: Jahoohio

How else are they going to track us down when we refuse the mark - 666?


7 posted on 05/14/2012 9:28:56 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: G Larry

Using them on the border was nothing but an EXCUSE to do trial runs for actual use against American citizens. Make no mistake. The gov’t just wanted a little practice first.. Has the gov’t ever really cared about the border anyway? Hell no. The gov’t will have fun with them until one collides with a commercial airliner over a major city. They’ll get hijacked by hackers too just like the one lost to Iran.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 9:38:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Jahoohio
Does domestic surveillance by drones cross a line when it comes to privacy?

Gee, ya think?

9 posted on 05/14/2012 9:45:41 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Travis McGee

Domestic drone ping


10 posted on 05/14/2012 9:46:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Jahoohio

War Evolves With Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/world/20drones.html?pagewanted=all

DIY flying drones coming to a riot near you
http://thezettabytechronicles.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/amateur-flying-drones-to-be-our-news-eyes-in-the-sky/

Micro-machines are go: The U.S. military drones that are so small they even look like insects http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2013802/U-S-military-drones-small-look-like-insects.html#ixzz1uuVPJgJp

Attack of the drones: The amateur enthusiasts crowding the sky with miniature stealth planes like the CIA’s
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123813/Attack-drones-The-amateur-enthusiasts-crowding-sky-miniature-stealth-planes-resembling-CIAs.html#ixzz1uuW1HqEt


11 posted on 05/14/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That wasn’t my point.

Because they have left the border unprotected for so long, the interior of the country is not safe, and may require monitoring.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 9:49:16 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I also consider these damn drones to be a hazard to general aviation aircraft that are taking off and landing.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 9:51:52 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Jahoohio

Yes, what can be misused will be misused eventually.

However the average person should be far far more concerned about what they are posting on their face book account. (Including pictures)


14 posted on 05/14/2012 10:14:20 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: Jahoohio
An effective tool to eliminate resistance to Leader Obama is not an offered option.
15 posted on 05/14/2012 10:32:11 PM PDT by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: Hokestuk

I find it amazing that as our municipalities (and their taxpayers) run out of money, there is still enough for these improved methods of spying on citizens (who foot the bill for it). We are buying the shackles for them to bind us...


16 posted on 05/15/2012 2:54:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: dfwgator
Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
I'll be watching you

Every single day
And every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay
I'll be watching you

Some of the lyrics by ironically, The Police.

17 posted on 05/15/2012 4:01:03 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Jahoohio

Conspiracy Theory Fact or Fiction:

Inprison an Americanin indefinitely without trial?
Execute an American without trial?
Search an American without probable cause?
Arrest an American for simply bearing an unloaded arm?
Seize Americans Farms and Farm Equipment even though it is privately owned on Presidential directive?
Arrest Americans for drinking or selling whole milk from their own cows?
Force Americans to form work details under Presidential directive?
Confiscate industrial equipment on Presidential directive?
Nationalize any and all industry on Presidential directive?

All Facts...wait, what country do I live in?


18 posted on 05/15/2012 4:53:58 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: Jahoohio

Well, they don’t bother me too much yet. However, when (not if) they strap on the Hellfires I will be concerned.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 5:06:38 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: dfwgator; mc5cents

Don’t think sorry’s easily said
Don’t try turning tables instead
You’ve taken lots of chances before
But I’m not gonna give anymore
Don’t ask me
That’s how it goes
Cause part of me knows what you’re thinkin’

Don’t say words you’re gonna regret
Don’t let the fire rush to your head
I’ve heard the accusation before
And I ain’t gonna take any more
Believe me
The sun in your eyes
Made some of the lies worth believing

Chorus:
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don’t need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind, I can read your mind

Don’t leave false illusions behind
Don’t cry cause I ain’t changing my mind
So find another fool like before
Cause I ain’t gonna live anymore believing
Some of the lies while all of the signs are deceiving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-41tg_CS7s


20 posted on 05/15/2012 9:45:36 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: Jahoohio

The ones flying them will be our creditors....


21 posted on 05/15/2012 8:02:16 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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