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Drones over US get okay from Congress??

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Well I was wondering when the much talked about drones (pilot-less surveillance aircraft) would make their way to our skies. It seems Congress has just approved the use of drones in US airspace. Any last bit of privacy you thought you may have had, will soon be gone.
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“There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities,” said Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.


The provision in the legislation is the fruit of “a huge push by lawmakers and the defense sector to expand the use of drones” in American airspace, she added.


According to some estimates, the commercial drone market in the United States could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars once the FAA clears their use.


The agency projects that 30,000 drones could be in the nation’s skies by 2020.


The article states that as many as 30,000 drones will be buzzing overhead by 2020. That's 30,000 too many imo.
There are some serious questions we need to ask ourselves about our privacy and our governments all seeing eyes.
Even those of you with the most secure, hard to get to, off the map locations will now be frequented by fly-by video taking drones.

Hundreds of millions of dollars stand to be made from this venture once the FAA gives the all clear. Wonder whose buddy is going to get the contracts? So, just wanted to put this out here for discussion. Is this a violation of our rights? Will they be used for purposes other than border patrol and looking for drugs? Has the government gone too far with this?
Chat away. And look up, and smile, you're on camera!
edit on 24-2-2012 by imawlinn because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Well this flew through new topics only to be lost in cyberspace. Just posting to get a bump.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Small groups of meditators can take them down. That is my answer.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Is this a violation of our rights? Will they be used for purposes other than border patrol and looking for drugs? Has the government gone too far with this? Chat away. And look up, and smile, you're on camera!


Lol come on now. Just by the fact that you post on this site would show's that your smart enough to already know the answer to that question. Dont let these sick wicked people make you second guess your self.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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You think you have privacy now? The drones will be used for crimefighting. Or what the goverment considers crimes (competition to their own drug buisness)? They are not going to wast resources on a worker bee. You should be more concerned about the systems that are in place since your birth.





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