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Drones in U.S. skies – to keep eye on us?

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Drones in U.S. skies – to keep eye on us?


www.wnd.com

As I was writing about drones watching over us, I found a triumphant breakthrough ("Unmanned Phantom Eye Demonstrator Unveiled," spacedaily.com, July 13): "The Boeing Company has unveiled the hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system." Said Darryl Davis, president of Boeing Phantom Works, at the St Louis unveiling ceremony:

"Phantom Eye is the first of its kind and could open up a whole new market in collecting data and communications."
(visit the link for the full news article)

Related ATS thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...



[edit on 7/22/2010 by dbloch7986]




posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Great, so the "authorities" can of course create a hydrogen powered spy device to watch us 24/7. What about a hydrogen powered car instead, or even "also". That would be nice. This makes it apparent who the "authorities" are serving.

They do not have our best interests in mind. If they did we would all be using hydrogen powered commuter and travel vehicles instead of being spied on by these fancy drones. I guess most of us conspiracy theorists know that though.

I still see some people here that balk at the idea of NWO/Police State. Well! Welcome to the NWO.

www.wnd.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Drones in U.S. skies – to keep eye on us?


Mmm...Maybe they are watching for criminals?

Or dare I say it......Terrorists

[edit on 22-7-2010 by Pockets]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by dbloch7986
Great, so the "authorities" can of course create a hydrogen powered spy device to watch us 24/7. What about a hydrogen powered car instead, or even "also". That would be nice. This makes it apparent who the "authorities" are serving.


Hydrogen powered cars are a dime a dozen - that's straightforward engineering. What you DON'T have is a hydrogen production capacity, or even a fairly efficient means of hydrolysis, nor do you have distribution for it. No "hydrogen gas stations" and "no cheap hydrogen" means no hydrogen cars.

On the other hand, an observation drone doesn't care if the fuel is cheap, and it doesn't much matter if there's not a "Hydroco" on every corner - it's a special application, and the agencies running it can provide their own refueling trucks.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:32 AM
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Interesting news to be sure.


Should make the costly use of blimps and helicopters nearly obsolete.



[edit on 22-7-2010 by Fractured.Facade]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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Drones to accompany their clones.
Hope their mics can hear our groans
As we lose our lives and homes
Time the building rejects more stones


As I throw both middle fingers to the sky, these punks can have a billion dollar bird watching event.

Peace



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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A drone a day
keeps the hippies at bay.
Perhaps Mark II
Can spray hippies, too.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:54 AM
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I remember the webcam video of the War in Gaza the other December... I think it was then...


Well, the sound of the constant drones was seriously eerie. I hope our gov't does not put us and our children through that.

This is what we would hear all day long.....



Even more creepy when 2 or 3 at a time going over your neighborhood.




[edit on 22-7-2010 by LostNemesis]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:01 PM
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Hippies became the yuppies that ruined this world with their hypocrasy.

Hippy is Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Uncle Sam. Myths.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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And the modern version you see plugging New Age crap and protesting at the G20.

But drones are not that new, not even small ones, we saw one back when, maybe 2002? at Redstone at an invitation-only weapons symposium.

They were flying it around Huntsville for practice. What was funny was the local MUFON chapter actually saw it, and thought it was space aliens.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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Its just that it ticks me off that THIS is what our government is focusing on. We ALREADY live in a continuous web of surveillance. Give us something useful now. No one anywhere is asking for drones ib the sky to save them. So why???

This also takes the human element out of law enforcement. Its terrible. I mean already our leo training dehumanizes them. Now you're literally going to remove the human. I mean the drone cannot tell you if a speeder is drunk, or if he has a kidnapped person in the car or if he just murdered his wife in her sleep and ran, or if you're having an emergency or if you should just get a warning and move on. That's the point of having a HUMAN there. Computers are good at math. That's all they're good for.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by Pockets
reply to post by dbloch7986
 





Drones in U.S. skies – to keep eye on us?


Mmm...Maybe they are watching for criminals?

Or dare I say it......Terrorists

[edit on 22-7-2010 by Pockets]


Or they want to see you getting busy in the bedroom window. Watch you take a shower maybe? Combine this tech with the airport body scanners and who knows what they can see. Maybe they just wanna see us all naked.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Interesting news to be sure.


Should make the costly use of blimps and helicopters nearly obsolete.



[edit on 22-7-2010 by Fractured.Facade]


Thanks i added it as a related thread. I did a simple search up top for the words "drone" and "drones". Obviously something is wrong with the search because it did not show mine or Proto's thread. The first thread is from 2007. Someone needs to fix that.

[edit on 7/22/2010 by dbloch7986]



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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I'd suggest people shoot them down, but that would only add fuel to the fire. The government would just say "Terrorists are shooting down our drones. We need a hundred thousand more to find out who's doing it."

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by zroth
reply to post by dbloch7986
 


Drones to accompany their clones.
Hope their mics can hear our groans
As we lose our lives and homes
Time the building rejects more stones


As I throw both middle fingers to the sky, these punks can have a billion dollar bird watching event.

Peace


I'm not sure what song that's from but its definitely appropriate!



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by dbloch7986
reply to post by Bedlam
 


Its just that it ticks me off that THIS is what our government is focusing on. We ALREADY live in a continuous web of surveillance. Give us something useful now. No one anywhere is asking for drones ib the sky to save them. So why???

That's the point of having a HUMAN there. Computers are good at math. That's all they're good for.


Oh, it's not run by computer, other than to serve as a buffer against comm latency and pilot error. There's a guy behind every eye.

They serve a useful function in combat, they are useful in border patrol, might not suck if you were wanting to do a bit of the old surprise visit on other countries' embassies or whatnot. I'm not so keen on cops having them. Hell, I don't think cops should have helicopters.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by dbloch7986
Or they want to see you getting busy in the bedroom window. Watch you take a shower maybe? Combine this tech with the airport body scanners and who knows what they can see. Maybe they just wanna see us all naked.


Ever SEEN a body scanner? I think you might be able to lift one with a helicopter. A DCHD, no.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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I would tend to agree. I don't think they should be used to issue tickets or for surveillance. I think they could come in handy for surveying damage in a disaster or in car chases. But I know how corrupt the leo is in general and just considering all the nefarious uses, I dont think its appropriate.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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Its bad enough listening to helicopters all hours of the day and night doing god knows what. I would hate to add that sound to the cacophony of law enforcement noises that already exist.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.


As with most things.

Shooting them down would make it much worse. If only we had some of those lasers the navy was using...



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