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Drones...watching the NWO unfold

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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 04:04 PM
I just wanted to start this thread to document the increase in surveillance by drones against civilians. A lot of these headlines have been, or are being discussed on ATS, but I hope to complile as many of the stories as possible in one area.

This is absolutely crazy that the people of the U.S. are letting TPTB get away with this. It is very apparent what they are trying to do. TPTB do not want us to have any privacy. This is not just in the U.S. as many people think. This is happening all over the world. It seems that the NWO is upon us.

Austrian military to use surveillance drones

Defense Minister Norbert Darabos says the drones could be used to help protect troops on foreign soil through surveillance as well as in case of natural catastrophes such as avalanches. He also says the unmanned aircraft may also be used to watch borders crossed by illegal immigrants but only if they do not violate "the private space" of individuals.

Austrian military to use surveillance drones

Huge New Hydrogen-Powered Spy Drone Takes Test Flight

A new unmanned surveillance drone that can stay aloft for four days at a time and has a wingspan bigger than a 757 successfully completed its first test flight over California's Mojave Desert, though it sustained minor damage on landing.

Huge New Hydrogen-Powered Spy Drone takes Test Flight

EPA Drones Spy on Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa

The Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of violating the privacy of cattle farmers in Nebraska and Iowa by using drones to spy on them.

Last week, Nebraska’s congressional delegation submitted a joint letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing concerns about the surveillance and questioning its legality.

EPA Drones Spy on Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa

Ottawa considers high-altitude drones for Arctic surveillance; Ottawa looks at drones for North

OTTAWA - The Harper government is considering a proposal to buy at least three high-altitude, unmanned aerial vehicles in what could be an attempt to salvage its Arctic sovereignty ambitions.

The pitch was made by U.S. defence contractor Northrop Grumman and involves modifying its existing Global Hawk drone, which can operate at 20,000 metres, to meet the rigours of flying in the Far North.

Ottawa consider high-altitude drones for Arctic surveillannce

U.S. Proposal Would Arm Italy’s Drones

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to arm Italy’s small fleet of Reaper surveillance drones with Hellfire missiles and precision-guided bombs, a move that advocates say supports a staunch NATO ally in Afghanistan and that critics contend represents a potentially risky proliferation of advanced technology.

U.S. Proposa Would Arm Italy's Drones

VA Governor Wants Police To Use ‘Great’ Surveillance Drones Because ‘We Use Them On The Battlefield’

Unmanned police drones flying over the State of Virginia would be “great” and “the right thing to do,” Governor Bob McDonnell told WTOP radio Tuesday morning. McDonnell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel supports the idea of using drone technology because it would make law enforcement “more productive,” “cut down on manpower,” and because “we use it on the battlefield.”

VA Governor Wants Police To Use "Great" Surveillance Drones

It’s Getting Easier to Fly Drones in the U.S.

Ben Miller’s drones are some of the latest bots to fly in American skies.

The manager for the drone program at the sheriff’s office in Mesa County, Colo., Miller uses his machines — small enough to fit in the back of an SUV — to track bad guys and rescue lost hikers.

“One of these days, someone will bring a lost child back to their parents” with the help of a drone, he said. “From a law enforcement perspective, that’s what we’re doing. We’re trying to improve public safety.”

It's Getting Easier to Fly Drones in the U.S.

Surveillance Drone Filmed Over Suburban Chicago Soccer Field

During a youth soccer game Saturday in Elgin, Ill., a bystander captured footage of a surveillance drone flying over the playing field in full view of everyone.

Presumably, the unmanned vehicle was there in preparation for this weekend's NATO summit in Chicago, approximately 40 miles away. The topic of drone surveillance is lately on the minds of civil libertarians, who are concerned about a proposed federal law allowing the remote-controlled vehicles to patrol the skies over the United States beginning in 2015.

Surveillance Drone Filmed Over Suburban Chicago Soccer Field

Drones pose a threat to Americans' privacy

The neoconservative Krauthammer is rarely mistaken for a civil libertarian, yet here he finds himself to the left of the ACLU. And he has a point. "Drones present a unique threat to privacy," the Electronic Privacy Information Center explains; they're designed to "undertake constant, persistent surveillance," and with special equipment, they're capable of "peering inside high-level windows," perhaps even "through solid barriers, such as fences, trees and even walls."

Drones pose a threat to Americans' privacy

The Age Of Drones: Military May Be Using Drones In US To Help Police

Administration helps usher in an age of drones for U.S. law enforcement agencies, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) domestically by the U.S. military — and the sharing of collected data with police agencies — is raising its own concerns about possible violations of privacy and Constitutional law, according to drone critics.

A non-classified U.S. Air Force intelligence report obtained by KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO dated April 23, 2012, is helping fuel concern that video and other data inadvertently captured by Air Force drones already flying through some U.S. airspace, might end up in the hands of federal or local law enforcement, doing an end-run around normal procedures requiring police to obtain court issued warrants.

The Age of Drones: Military May Be Using Drones in US to Help Police

edit on 6/6/2012 by SUICIDEHK45 because: Forgot a link

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 12:46 PM
I enjoyed this article, and thought I would share it.

Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX news commentator had this to say in an op-ed entitled, “Where is the outrage?”

“Don't believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the "recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function” in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the United States and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them "to collect information about U.S. persons.”

It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or "military commander” for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. And, any "incidentally acquired information” can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What's next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the U.S.?”

Drones Over America

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 07:40 PM
UAVs: Will Our Civil Liberties Be Droned Out?

With Congress enacting a law giving the go-ahead for the use of drones in U.S. airspace last February, the drone industry is now poised to deploy the technology to monitor everything from neighborhood safety, to political protests, to traffic conditions. The possibilities of using drones for airborne, real-time newsgathering haven't been lost on the media, either. Drones have many positive uses, such as aiding firefighters, dusting crops, or scouting hazardous areas for workers, but -- without privacy and transparency rules -- these powerful surveillance tools also have strong potential for misuse.

The FAA has already authorized 63 U.S. launch sites and issued more than 300 temporary licenses to operate these flying robots over American soil. The pool of approved drone operators includes government agencies such as NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Others include universities, local police departments, defense contractors, and individual towns, such as Herington, Ky., population 2,526.


posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 12:56 PM
The drone over your backyard: A guide

They're already here — and the drone era is just beginning. Predator drones — the same remote-controlled, camera-equipped aircraft used to hunt terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan — have been patrolling U.S. borders since 2005. Emergency responders have used smaller drones to search for missing persons and track forest fires, and police departments in Florida, Maryland, Texas, and Colorado are testing drones for surveillance and search-and-rescue missions. Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration, acting at the behest of Congress, relaxed the rules for deploying unmanned aerial vehicles. Police departments across the country can now fly drones weighing up to 25 pounds, as long as the aircraft stay within sight of the operator and fly no higher than 400 feet (so as not to get in the way of commercial aircraft). More rules easing restrictions on commercial drones are expected by 2015. By the end of the decade, the FAA expects 30,000 unmanned aerial vehicles — some as small as birds — to be peering down on American soil.

The drone over your backyard: A guide

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:02 AM
WHo cares about drones...they will have nanotechnology then that would fit on to your neruron.

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 11:06 AM

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.’

Eye in the sky
edit on 6/9/2012 by SUICIDEHK45 because: fix link

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 11:41 AM
You got that right.... the NWO ...

Thought this should go into your thread as it is related.
First Man Rodney Brossart Arrested With Drone Evidence Vows to Fight Case

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by SeekerLou

I actually have some friends that live up in that area of North Dakota. That is crazy and we have been talking about that prtty regularly since it happened. Thanks for adding it to this thread.

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 03:04 PM

UAS have evolved from simple radio controlled model airplanes to sophisticated aircraft that today play a unique role in many public missions such as border surveillance, weather monitoring, military training, wildlife surveys and local law enforcement, and have the potential to do so for many civil missions as well.” So reads part of a research and development “roadmap” put out earlier this year by the U.S. Joint Planning and Development Office (a multiagency initiative that includes the Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy). “According to industry forecasts,” the report notes, “UAS operations will increase exponentially in a variety of key military and civil areas. About 50 U.S. companies, universities, and government organizations… are developing over 150 different unmanned aircraft designs. Projections for 2010 to 2019 predict more than 20,000 UAS produced in the U.S.”

At various exhibits, mannequins dressed in camo and sporting guns with surveillance gizmos hanging off their helmets seemed as if they might walk right out of the exhibition hall and take over the sprawling city of Phoenix with brute force. Little imaginable for your futuristic fortressed border was missing from the hall. There were even ready-to-eat pocket sandwiches (with a three-year shelf life), and Brief Relief plastic urine bags. A stream of uniformed Border Patrol, military, and police officials moved from booth to booth alongside men in suits in what the sole protester outside the convention center called a “mall of death.”

Border Patrol forces, still growing, have more than doubled in the years since 9/11. As the new uniformed soldiers of the Department of Homeland Security, close to 20,000 Border Patrol agents now occupy the U.S. Southwest. Predator drones and mini-surveillance blimps regularly patrol the skies. Nevins says that it is a “highly significant development” that we have come to accept this version of “boundaries” and the institutions that enforce them without question.

Another Good Read

posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:13 PM
Thanks KnawLick!

Drones? You haven't seen anything yet.

Basically its a personal drone with cameras that accompanies people on their runs. So if I need a drone just to go on a run imagine what they will be selling for the rest of your life? An eye will always be on you, easily hacked into by any decently skilled person with a computer. I used to laugh when I saw movies like I Robot, like oh that will never happen. But it's even happening now. Im not worried about skynet (different movie I know) but the FBI, NSA have already have admitted they can and do spy on people through every day electronics...

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 09:44 AM
Drone Use Legitimate in U.S. and Abroad

House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., said on Sunday that unmanned drones are legitimate uses of force in Pakistan, where the United States is trying to rein in al-Qaida. They also are useful for police surveillance inside the U.S., particularly in patrolling large crowds, he said.

Since President Obama took office, roughly 300 drone strikes have taken place in Pakistan. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of drones for public surveillance and along the southern U.S. border.

King: Drone Use Legitimate in U.S. and Abroad

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 10:54 AM
Drones to play key part in surf safety

The project will test the effectiveness of unmanned flying drones as a surf lifesaving tool.

A three-month trial on Queensland's North Stradbroke Island is expected to start in September, with lifesavers hopeful the drones will be rolled out nationally.

Drones over Austrailian beaches

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 01:17 PM
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45

No prob. Yeah, it's ridiculous how much policing we have now. The invasion of privacy and the trampling of our freedoms/rights are upon us hard & heavy. It's definitely a crazy new world alright.....but that does not make it right! Drones even the size of golf balls now. Talk about war of the worlds! Maybe they were trying to tell us something through that movie as Enemy of the State seemed to wake me up...who knows, it sure seems that mANY of our sci-fis are coming to life or either they , the writers, knew things all along..
Guess we need to do like Texas....practice -to rid those flies!

Great thread : Full of info! Snf already of course!

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 08:58 AM
Game of Drones

Last week, in its report on the 2013 Defense Authorization bill, the Senate Armed Services Committee called for allowing drones to operate "freely and routinely" in U.S. airspace.

"Large numbers of [UAVs] now deployed overseas may be returned to the United States as the conflict in Afghanistan and operations elsewhere wind down in coming years," the Committee Report read.

Drones "have clearly demonstrated their immense value to DOD military capabilities in the global war on terrorism," and they're increasingly "contributing to missions of agencies and departments within the United States. ... The pace of development must be accelerated," the report concluded.

Game of Drones

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:05 AM

LONDON: You think technology has made life easier, safe and secure . Think again. For US tech giants are using military-grade cameras so powerful that they can see into homes to produce aerial maps which can show up objects just four inches wide.

Google and Apple will use new hi-tech mapping planes that can film through skylights and windows, putting privacy at risk, the Daily mail reported.

The technology is similar to that used by intelligence agencies in identifying terrorist targets in Afghanistan, the report said. The military-grade images are taken at a height of around 1,600 ft, meaning people below are very unlikely to realise they are being photographed. The cameras can be installed on planes, helicopters or even unmanned drones.

Google has admitted to having sent planes over cities, while Apple has acquired a firm using spy-in-the-sky technology that has been tested on at least 20 locations , including London.

Spy in sky

Thanks xuenchen
Apple and Google using military grade cameras

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:41 AM
Hello first off I'm in the UK so I haven't seen any drones but as far as I know the UK is one of or is the country with the most CCTV cameras in place around its cities. My job involves using CCTV cameras, don't worry I don't have a secret job :p I know some of the limitations cameras have and limitations you have trying to watch people. Ok so law enforcement and military have far better camera and opitical technology than civilian CCTV cameras.

But I get the impression drones in the sky is getting made out more than what it should. I'll try and explain and apologise in advance if my views are completely wrong but this is just my thoughts

Why do drones seem a threat to your privacy? The area I live in you'll often see our local police helicopter flying around hovering over places or just flying over going somewhere. Now replace the helicopter drone .. Does the same job except no pilot or other crew. Is this wrong? This is one of the reasons why I see drones as not really an issue. Please if you can see problems with this tell me, don't mean to sound rude but I might of missed something

Ok so now let's talk about drones being used in large urban areas. Now as a CCTV operator for a large shopping mall I know I CANT watch everyone, yes I have multiple cameras viewing different areas but my main viewing is on ONE or TWO people who maybe shop lifting. So I could spend an hour so watching this ONE person. This one person could be out of thousands of people in this shopping mall. My point is .. Yes ok there is a drone in the sky but it can't watch everyone at the same the drone would have to be littered with cameras. This is why I don't get when people start seeing drones everyone is like 'oh my god we are all being watch!' I don't see impossible for government agencies/law enforcements people able to watch everyone at the same time.

The same princie goes for drones maybe being used at sporting events. Now an average stadium size for a football (soccer for you Americans who keep getting football wrong lol
) is roughly 60-70 thousands some. I know your America football stadiums are far larger. So again out of all the people a drone can only watch a hand full of people

So again just because you see a drone doesn't mean your being watched all the time or is it just the fact your privacy is being invaded that's the problem? Or have I missed something? If so please reply as I said these are just my views and I don't mean to be sounding as if everyone is wrong

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:47 AM
reply to post by ThePeaceMaker

I agree with what you are saying. I just think that it is an invasion of privacy, especially for those of us who choose to live where there aren't police helicopters flying around. Drones would make it easier for the police to invade the privacy of country folk. Helicopters are also relatively easily noticed, but drones can fly high in the sky, and still get the images like they were hovering 10 feet above your head.

I also think that domestic surveillance with drones is just a stepping stone to just more invasions of privacy.

Where will it stop?

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45

Thanks for the reply
I tried explaining the best I could. Agree with you about the flying height of drones I didn't consider that. What about areas with low cloud cover but I understand the invasion of privacy part but then again how many satellites are up there that are able to spy on us. People dont notice them therefore arnt bothered. So we can give people the infomation about the drones but if the sheep can't see them high up they arnt going to be bothered.

I don't disbelive in the big brother world but sometimes I feel people take it to extremes. I was gonna mention something about 'chem' trails but we won't go there .. It's a different topic that I'm not to keen on lol

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:15 AM
Understand, these aren't flying gods. They are pre programed, live video streaming, machines using technology that is being used on fighter jets and rc craft, let's not jump the gun a bit. These are owned by private and civis too, not to mention the hobbyists.

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