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Drones...Right Above our Heads!!
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Drones...Right Above our Heads!!

Big Brother is watching you...

Imagine flying robots capable of watching your every step from the sky. sounds like something from science fiction, right? well it looks like obama and the FAA see things differently. A bill passed by congress last year paved the way for surveillance drone use in our borders for commerical use, and in less than a decade the FAA stated there could be up to 30,000 in operation! and that's not including the drones that are being used on our borders and afghanistan/pakistan.

"Once signed by president Obama, the FAA Reauthorization Act allows for the FAA to permit the use of drones and develop regulations for testing and licensing by 2015"

A leaked paper from the justice department reveals that the use of drones by the president is not limited to kill only al Quaeda and the Taliban, which means we the people are also subjects to drone strikes and surveillance logs. Don't expect many of these things to be up in the civilian air this soon, but as time goes by more and more of the drones will be used. The EFF noted that the bill has "intent for surveillance on civilians by government agencies, and eventually private companies" ... meaning that with one single drone they will legally be able to oversee potentially millions of people and take notice of any "suspicious" behavior, even if it isn't illegal behavior. It's good for catching murderers and thieves, but think about yourself and everyone around you being watched from the sky at any time the government chooses. Seems like something stalin or north korea would do, but a nation that is supposedly democratic and free?

Add gun control into the equation and it doesn't take a genius to suspect what the government could be trying to do here within the next couple decades.
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03-03-2013 12:51 PM
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so everyone that visits this site could get shot down by UAVs by 2015 and the servers will probably be raided...guess we should switch our host to whoever TPB is using and all go into hiding with those party hungry foreigners...WHO'S READY TO MOVE!?

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03-05-2013 12:30 AM
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did I say there going to start killing people left and right? no, im saying these things are going commercial.
thanks for your imagination I guess though I'd suggest another forum thread for that.
03-05-2013 09:32 AM
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