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Send In The Drones: Obama Spies On America
IBD Editorials ^ | June 6, 2012

Posted on 06/06/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT by raptor22

Privacy: News the EPA is conducting surveillance on farmers goes against our grain. Freedom means freedom of movement and the presumption of innocence. How can we have it if every move is monitored by government?

Nebraska's congressional delegation sent a justifiably angry letter to Administrator Lisa Jackson last week complaining that her Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its legislative and constitutional authority by conducting drone surveillance flights over Nebraska and Iowa farms looking for violations of the Clean Water Act.

"They are just way on the outer limits of any authority they've been granted," said Nebraska GOP Sen. Mike Johanns, an opinion the bureaucrats rejected Friday in responding to the letter. The EPA argues that the courts, including the Supreme Court, have already authorized aerial surveillance, such as taking aerial photographs of a chemical manufacturing facility.

"Farmers and ranchers in Nebraska pride themselves in the stewardship of our state's natural resources," says the letter signed by Republican Reps. Adrian Smith, Jeff Fortenberry and Lee Terry, as well as Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson and Johanns.

"As you might imagine, this practice has resulted in privacy concerns among our constituents and raises several questions."

Smith, co-chairman of the Modern Agriculture Caucus and the Congressional Rural Caucus, said Tuesday the operations in many cases are near homes so "landowners deserve legitimate justification given the sensitivity of the information gathered by the flyovers."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhofascism; bloodoftyrants; communism; corruption; dontspyonme; donttreadonme; drones; epa; epajackboots; govtabuse; ibd; lping; obama; policestate; roguegovernment; tyranny; waronliberty

1 posted on 06/06/2012 6:47:05 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

It’s going to be hard and may take many years to reverse the communists control over our citizens. The EPA must be reorganized with intelligent humans, if that is possible.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 6:53:01 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: raptor22

“I’m back in the USSR
You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR”

BACK IN THE USSR - The Beatles


3 posted on 06/06/2012 6:55:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: raptor22
The EPA are the new Nazi party, don't ever get in compliance, they will just change the rules. I know I worked somewhere for them.
4 posted on 06/06/2012 6:55:29 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Tyranny ping


5 posted on 06/06/2012 6:57:15 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

So if they catch you taking a leak out in the field is it just a “clean water violation” or is there also a charge for indecent exposure?


6 posted on 06/06/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: raptor22

Let’s face it, The EPA is just taking the “Us vs. Them” method of Government to the next logical step. What’s next though? Cameras in our cars, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc?

The one real good thing that the Obama Administration has done is open the eyes of many if not most of the citizens of the United States to the very real abuses of power and authority. You know... The very things that the left worried about under Republican administrations is what they are practicing. I believe the term is ‘projection’, they accuse others of doing what they really want to do.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 6:59:20 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Logical me
The EPA must be reorganized with intelligent humans, if that is possible.

Do you think the EPA is constitutional? I do not. It should be eliminated and get them out of everybody's hair.

8 posted on 06/06/2012 7:06:12 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama's favorite tactic is scapegoating successful Americans.)
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To: All

9 posted on 06/06/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: The Working Man; All

Where is the ACLU???


10 posted on 06/06/2012 7:09:37 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: raptor22

KILL THE EPA BEFORE IT KILLS US.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 7:12:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: raptor22

Anybody got a spare Sopwith Camel?


12 posted on 06/06/2012 7:16:55 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: raptor22

When in the course of human events........


13 posted on 06/06/2012 7:19:03 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Rapscallion

“Do you think the EPA is constitutional?”

Whether it is Constitutional, or not IMO doesn’t matter as it’s not American as it is.

The only way to resolve the problem that the EPA has become is to eliminate it. It’s too easy for a rogue Executive Branch such as we encountered in the ‘90’s, and currently to abuse.

Several of these “Departments” under the control of the Executive should be eliminated, or their missions restated for clarity.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 7:21:46 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Logical me
>>The EPA must be reorganized with intelligent humans<<

The EPA should immediately be shutdown.

Thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens cross our borders every month, yet Uncle Sugar worries about clean water violations, the sale of raw milk and code violations, all being monitored by the governments new lil toy’z.

It is the government that needs monitoring, not the citizens. Corruption centers in this government, not the average Joe trying to make an honest living.

Uncle Sugar's out of control!

15 posted on 06/06/2012 7:31:28 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Nowhere Man

Back really early in the “Nam” I flew on an observation mission in an L-19 where a full auto M-14 was used as a “window” gun. The pilot then claimed he flew the first “F-One Niner”!
The “F-One Niner” also had smoke marking rockets under the wings. Last I heard they were trying to find HE rockets to replace replace the smoke on “certain missions”.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 8:16:21 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: raptor22

Lets say Im on my ranch one day and this unidentified flying object is buzzing overhead. Am I in my rights to take it down? They are after all weapon capable platforms.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 8:50:55 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: raptor22

bfl


18 posted on 06/06/2012 8:58:30 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: samadams2000
Am I in my rights to take it down? They are after all weapon capable platforms.

Shoot.

Shovel.

Shut up.

19 posted on 06/06/2012 9:09:45 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Logical me
The EPA must be reorganized with intelligent humans, if that is possible.

NO!

It should be eliminated.

We had laws concerning polluting waterways before the EPA, and those laws can be enforced.

We do not need, nor is it desirable to have an agency which writes its own rules and imposes standards which will dream collectively of the jackbooted grandeur of its 'glory days back when' when it could pull crap like this.

It will only get worse from here, and the 'setback' of reorganization will only delay a future escalation of power and usurpations by the dirtworshipers who have found a way to codify their religion as regulations with the full force and effect of law.

20 posted on 06/06/2012 9:14:04 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: samtheman
So if they catch you taking a leak out in the field is it just a “clean water violation” or is there also a charge for indecent exposure?

I reckon the latter depends on whether you 'wave' at them or not...

21 posted on 06/06/2012 9:15:21 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: raptor22; LucyT; All

The first 4 Year Obama Plan was called OBAMANATION.

The second 4 Year Obama Plan will be called OBAMARULE.

BTW, if an Obamadrone hits a FReeper’s house, is that what Obama means by his slogan: “Everyone deserves a Fair Shot?”


22 posted on 06/06/2012 9:48:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: raptor22

Once again...If there is any truth to this? These drones are Obama’s baby.

http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?405950-WHITE-HOUSE-INSIDER-Barack-Obama%E2%80%99s-High-Tech-Snuff-Films%E2%80%A6


23 posted on 06/06/2012 10:11:09 PM PDT by Revel
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To: raptor22

It may be time for the ranchers and farmers to contact Israel for an IRON DOME system for the homestead


24 posted on 06/06/2012 10:36:09 PM PDT by contrarian (Take it back, take it back take it all back)
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To: raptor22

The politicians wrote an angry letter. That’ll show ‘em.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 10:42:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Graewoulf
The first 4 Year Obama Plan was called OBAMANATION.

The second 4 Year Obama Plan will be called OBAMARULE.

That's what we're facing, in a nutshell.

There will be no restraint in the second 4 years.

26 posted on 06/07/2012 2:47:49 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samadams2000
"Lets say Im on my ranch one day and this unidentified flying object is buzzing overhead. Am I in my rights to take it down? They are after all weapon capable platforms."

Well, Krauthammer will consider you a folk hero, but you would probably get a visit from the local SWAT team next. Never the less, it sure would be tempting to take out the hunting rifle and bring one down.

27 posted on 06/07/2012 3:59:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: samtheman

‘The beatings will continue until morale improves!’


28 posted on 06/07/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: raptor22

Thanks to the headline, I have “Send in the Clowns” playing in my head.


29 posted on 06/07/2012 7:45:23 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: raptor22

Thanks for the post, raptor22!

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30 posted on 06/14/2012 8:05:27 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
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