Skip to comments.Drones Cleared For Domestic Use Across The US
Posted on 12/07/2011 6:36:40 AM PST by Just4Him
What do you know about drones? You know drones those robotic, unmanned planes that fire missiles for the American military across Afghanistan, Pakistan and anywhere else the United States needs to get away with murder. Well if you dont know too much, dont worry, thatll change soon. The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into rules that will bring the controversial aircraft into the country, creating an United States airspace buzzing with tiny, robot planes to look over every inch of American soil and maybe more. An article published Tuesday in the Los Angeles Times reveals that new drone planes could be coming domestically quite soon, as both law enforcement and the agricultural sector are seeing benefits in keeping an arsenal of unmanned planes ready to patrol the skies. For farmers, drones could bring a new method of pumping pesticides into fields of crops from above; for the cops, the aircraft could conduct surveillance over suspected criminals (think police chopper but remote controlled). The Times reports that utility companies see a benefit in drones as well, giving them a new set of eyes to monitor oil, gas and water pipelines.
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About 4 years ago my husband and I were traveling home from a fishing vacation in Ontario, Canada. We had just crossed the border about 20 - 30 minutes beforehand, and saw what could only be described as a “drone” flying in the air about 200 feet from our truck. Since this was in an area of Minnesota where there wasn’t a human soul for MILES around, I can only assume that this was US military equipment.
Folks, I would not be surprised to find out that the government has been patrolling with drones (at least the borders) for years.
I wanted to organize a Tea Party rally in my community, but now I’m having second thoughts :)
Wonder what God is thinking about doing to the people who fire on Americans?
Cameras are the new "weapon".
Just ask the cops who don't want to be videoed in public.
Meh, let them claw out their eyes. That'll learn 'em for spying on me.
However, it may be time to mess with heads regarding landscaping...
“It goes without saying that the definition of suspected criminals will expand without limit to include unpermitted home repairs and improvements,...”
I was surpised to find out that our city already does this to some extent, by utilizing satellite photos to track changes in home/property “footprints.” Common improvements that property owners make without permits are decks and pools.
When I heard a city employee describing use of this tactic, I can remember thinking to myself, “Creepy...”
I guess apparently the boy’z in blue could maneuver the drone into place and deliver non-lethal ordinance.
These things could be used to hover down into neighborhoods, peering into backyards for city code violations and so forth.
Loss of individual liberty in this country over the last couple of decades is truly alarming.
Oh, thank God! Someone is "looking into the rules".
I don't suppose it has occured to anyone to "look into" the U.S. Constitution.
If anyone still thinks the NSA and Homeland Insecurity are just "o.k.", then I would like to sell you a bridge.
I have a friend who told her politically-conservative, grown-up son that he needed to expend his negative energy in a postivite way. Upon her visit to his home the next day, she found him purposefully mowing in his field (in what seemed at the time like a random pattern).
Turns out he took his negative energy to the outdoors and mowed (longhand) “FUBO” in large enough letters that the relatives began sending the satellite shots of it to him.
Not really what his mom had in mind. (LoL)
Don’t pick your nose, scratch your ass, bury your pet in the backyard, spank your child, run out in your underwear to get the morning paper......all of these will become violations under the soon coming Ministry of Personal Conduct, enforced by the “eyes” in the sky.
Same idea as Red Light Cameras. Only a thousand times worse.
“Danger Will Robinson..danger!”
Indicative of our government afraid of losing control of us citizens after it’s broken the country so they employee military tech that we paid for to exact their control. Every SOB that voted in favor of doing this needs to be physically removed from public office. Oh, that’s right, that’s why they voted for it.
“These things could be used to hover down into neighborhoods, peering into backyards for city code violations and so forth.”
Then have it deliver a missle to get rid of the unauthorized structure or improvement,too.
it ought to be cool when they get hacked. good thing jihadis never got past the abacus.
by extension, why not a bug-sized one to deliver a personal nuke, or virus, or to be a - ha - "fly on the wall"?
I think we should have a drone over every Congressman’s and Senators house 24/7.
Cool hobby navigation stuff. Cheap for what you get.