posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 02:32 PM
Back when I was in college, in the early '90s, I had a buddy who's father was a Colonel in the Air Force and he got my buddy (A complete computer
genius) a job with TRW in their Space and Defense sector as a programmer. As it turned out, he was a programmer for spy satellites but I don't know
if it was for a specific system on the satellite or the satellite itself (he was never allowed to say.). It was pretty cool cuz when he got the job
some "government types" showed up at my house in college to do a background check whcih included interviews with his known "Associates." Anyway,
one night while we were having drinks at our annual reunion, he accidentally disclosed that the US military and the NSA had satellites that could
look at a dime and not only tell you if it was heads or tails, but could tell you the year it was minted!!! Now, who knows, maybe he was just drunk
talking or exaggerating but this guy was not one to do that.
Now, let's get more to the point... There aren't that many of those types of satellites floating around up there and I am fairly certain, as logic
dictates, that their are much more pressing issues of national security for these systems than spying on citizens. So whereas, yes, I believe that
the technology not only exists but is employed daily, I find it highly unlikely that they are bothing to look into people's bedroom windows.