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U.S. government to use 'drones the size of GOLF BALLS to spy on AMERICAN citizens'
Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 06/09/2012 12:18:55 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

The Obama administration has been widely criticized for its increased reliance on drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but according to published reports, a plan is now in the works to harness tiny drones to spy on U.S. citizens. A 30-page memorandum issued by President Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley on April 23 has stated that the drones, some as small as golf balls, may be used domestically to ‘collect information about U.S. persons.’ The photos that the drones will take may be retained, used or even distributed to other branches of the government so long as the ‘recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function’ in asking for them.

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You doubters should be ashamed. Y'all thought President Obama was just wasting time on the course. He's actually protecting America.

The president sending a nation-saving drone on its mission:


1 posted on 06/09/2012 12:19:05 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Birdshot and a 12 guage can fix this problem.
2 posted on 06/09/2012 12:27:14 AM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I'm Just sayin

3 posted on 06/09/2012 12:28:25 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

California-based drone maker AeroVironment, which has been supplying the military with small drones, has developed its first miniature helicopter drone designed specifically for law enforcement.

You can hold it in your hand.

So lite, it can land on your patio roof, or hover outside your window, with high end video, and you'd never know it.

4 posted on 06/09/2012 12:30:30 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Hmmm....time to dust off the ol’ 20GA. skeet gun..

How much do u have to lead them??

5 posted on 06/09/2012 12:33:52 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Anybody still believe we’re going to get out of this alive?


6 posted on 06/09/2012 12:34:14 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: dragnet2

Looks like the new trend in home additions is a radar room and high pitch detection devices !


7 posted on 06/09/2012 12:34:51 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It's going to be worse than we imagined.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 12:34:51 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: dragnet2

Yikes they will see my 100 watt lightbulbs!


9 posted on 06/09/2012 12:35:16 AM PDT by funfan
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To: M-cubed

Can you shoot something with the agility of a dragonfly ?


10 posted on 06/09/2012 12:38:39 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: funfan

The vice president of civil aviation for the Aerospace Industries Association says that civilian use of UAVs is "going to happen," with the last hurdle being how to integrate the aircraft into the national airspace.

What is being developed now, has the diameter of a slice of bread.

11 posted on 06/09/2012 12:46:09 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
How to build a personal EMP generator...:)
12 posted on 06/09/2012 12:47:23 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Heh.. This reminds me of that scene early in the Bruce Willis movie, 'The Fifth Element', when the police raided that apartment building and there were swarms of little flying mechanical bugs going everywhere. I really enjoyed that movie.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 12:48:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Tainan

How to build a personal EMP generator...:)

Now were talking


14 posted on 06/09/2012 12:49:01 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I’m thinking “EMP”.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 12:52:29 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

I’m thinking “EMP”.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 12:52:41 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Tainan

http://www.instructables.com/id/EMP-Generator-Schematic/

Directional EMP


17 posted on 06/09/2012 12:56:47 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: SC Swamp Fox

See post 17 its gonna be all the rage in 2015


18 posted on 06/09/2012 12:59:01 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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The homegrown guerrilla fighters will rule. We get closer and closer to revolution every day.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 1:04:56 AM PDT by Cololeo
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To: Jeremiah Jr

They just can’t stop themselves ping!

Kind of like locusts...


20 posted on 06/09/2012 1:05:11 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Can you shoot something with the agility of a dragonfly ?<<

as a kid with a BB gun I could....their mistake was to hover


21 posted on 06/09/2012 1:05:25 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: humblegunner; Eaker; Salamander; TheOldLady

You know what this means, eh?

Small caliber target practice. Varmint guns are in.


22 posted on 06/09/2012 1:14:38 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

New National Pastime sport for Americans.
Drone hunting...........


23 posted on 06/09/2012 1:36:05 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Can't cover too many of us serfs when his balls only travel about 30-yards.

That is, of course, unless he is on airforce one...

24 posted on 06/09/2012 1:41:03 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: wastedyears

Anybody still believe we’re going to get out of this alive

If not drones we still have death panels


25 posted on 06/09/2012 1:42:53 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Creeped out, but not at all surprised. The CIA revealed a few years back that in the 1970s, they developed a mechanical dragonfly that could carry a listening device. It was only a prototype, but it could be done, and technology has come a long way since the 1970s. Drones will continue to become more capable and less expensive to produce as technology advances, meaning there will be more and more of them. I don’t like the thought of that, but it seems inevitable.

I also think it may not be too long before someone figures out a way to make a tiny drone that is capable of doing more than just surveillance - i.e. armed miniature drones. Maybe not golf ball-sized ones, but I can see a somewhat larger device being equipped with the ability to fire a rifle bullet or the like in the next few years.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 1:48:57 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFKziz8Equ8


27 posted on 06/09/2012 1:52:40 AM PDT by FreedomForce (Lesser Evil 2012)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; M-cubed; ATOMIC_PUNK; shibumi
 
 
The 2nd Amendment - it's not just for "sporting purposes"!
 
 
 
 
 

28 posted on 06/09/2012 2:28:18 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: shibumi; humblegunner; Eaker; TheOldLady
Could just go medieval on their arses.


29 posted on 06/09/2012 2:41:15 AM PDT by Salamander
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To: SuperLuminal

Exactly. The odds against his drive making it past the ladies` tee are 10-1.


30 posted on 06/09/2012 2:42:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: DemforBush
"I also think it may not be too long before someone figures out a way to make a tiny drone that is capable of doing more than just surveillance - i.e. armed miniature drones."

The miniature drone will simply "paint the target." The Hellfire missile will come from somewhere else.

31 posted on 06/09/2012 2:50:33 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Salamander

My Sweetie ~LUVS~ birds!


32 posted on 06/09/2012 2:51:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Now you know what to get her for Christmas...a bad ass Falcon...;]


33 posted on 06/09/2012 2:57:39 AM PDT by Salamander
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To: M-cubed

“Kentucky Windage”


34 posted on 06/09/2012 3:11:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: M-cubed

“..as a kid with a BB gun I could....their mistake was to hover”

Me, too. Thanks for the memories.


35 posted on 06/09/2012 3:11:26 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This is what the people of America need for keeping up on the Government.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 3:17:41 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Salamander

Good idea. Where can I get a trained Falcon?


37 posted on 06/09/2012 3:19:30 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: panaxanax

Apparently you really *can* buy ~anything~ off the internet...;D

http://www.gyrs.com/falcon_breeders.html


38 posted on 06/09/2012 3:28:11 AM PDT by Salamander
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To: Not now, Not ever!

Has the issue of private airspace been fully decided? I’m aware that I don’t control the airspace 1000’ above my land, but surely I have exclusionary authority up to 10’.


39 posted on 06/09/2012 3:47:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: M-cubed
Hmmm....time to dust off the ol’ 20GA. skeet gun.. How much do u have to lead them??

Dust off the skeet gun - it's like riding a bicycle; one or two shots and you'll be back in the groove.

40 posted on 06/09/2012 4:30:12 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Considering how incompetent government is, most of these things will break within a week.


41 posted on 06/09/2012 4:32:22 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: DemforBush

Or inject you with neurotoxin.


42 posted on 06/09/2012 4:52:03 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: RightLady

If they are small they are difficult to notice and if the cameras are anything at all, they can stay out of range of gunfire. A small drone 100’ in the air would not even be noticed most of the time.


43 posted on 06/09/2012 5:25:37 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Can you shoot something with the agility of a dragonfly ?

My 12 gauge will handle it.


44 posted on 06/09/2012 5:31:45 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: taterjay

Anything transmitting a signal can be tracked........doesn’t matter how high or small....


45 posted on 06/09/2012 5:36:56 AM PDT by superfries
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To: DemforBush

http://www.botjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/samarai6_2.jpg


46 posted on 06/09/2012 5:47:27 AM PDT by superfries
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To: taterjay
This is where the sensitive ears of the dog come in to play.
47 posted on 06/09/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: dragnet2

Reminds me of this, only $300 and anyone can buy it.
http://www.brookstone.com/parrot-ar-drone-2-quadricopter?bkeid=compare%7cmercent%7cgooglebaseads%7csearch&mr:trackingCode=D42C0D3E-BE67-E111-B2BE-001B21A69EB0&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=6403226004&mr:keyword={keyword}&gclid=CPK3vOCowbACFQrf4Aodt1xOVg


48 posted on 06/09/2012 7:05:14 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

And here comes his Chinese caddy with a million in cash to help him buy votes, er, I mean, golf balls.


49 posted on 06/09/2012 7:09:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Somehow I have visions of the floating ball from PHANTASM.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079714/


50 posted on 06/09/2012 8:25:56 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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