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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:03 PM

47. In the case cited, we're discussing government drones, which are armed and controlled remotely now.

The state of Texas has contracted for many military weapons and they have 'consent' manufactured by media generated fear of illegals, etc. But more than that, it's become a profitable industry.

I'm not saying it 'should' be. I don't want it to be, at all. And I'm scared of it. But there are plenty of people with vested interests in this and it's not just the CEOs. Explore those around you who are military, ex-military or work in these fields, if you have the chance, and you'll find out it's not just the government who will not only allow this, but support it and profit from it.

As far as a rogue neighbor employing a drone with a gun strapped on it, I believe we're still safe from that for the most part. I'm not sure what we're looking at down the road, though. One big national crisis as the CT folks say, and all kinds of things have happened. But look at all the media manufactured hysteria that Obama has faced down, despite their efforts.

First one, the Mexican swine flu epidemic, which the purveyors of medical supplies said should force everyone to get a shot. That they would make millions like they did with the anthrax scare, a much more serious one, was their desire for a repeat performance. Obama said it would be optional, not mandated, and not to be afraid, just be careful and the government would help pay for the vaccine for those who wanted it.

Since then, it's been this or that event the media has promoted to drum up their owner's business, such as the events in the Middle East. Obama hasn't folded, and there was the newspaper owner in Atlanta that called for him to be killed for failing to go to war for Israel and of course the traditional North Korean scare, like the Iran nuke scare. The fact is, the Chinese would not let them get away with it. And Iran's neighbors won't let them get away. But the media keeps on trying to get consent from the American people for it.

The ravenous corporate machines will not stop their push to make more profit from this and other things. But I don't see any desire on Obama's part to start getting everyone's business with drones. But see, he doesn't need to do that, even if he did. This is a state to state thing, and corporations to cities thing.

Okay, too much rambling for your question.

If you want to shoot at anything, it's your right. But you may not want to be wearing a scope and carry a gun every single minute of the day out of the terror that someone is looking at you from above, or even armed. How could you tell if something in the sky had a weapon, without turning into a Robocop or something, always on alert?

I bought my first atlas of China in the seventies. Lovely color pictures, close up, gorgeous. All taken by the CIA with their satellites at the time, as stated on the cover. This technology has been around for years, not just since Google Earth.

When I lived in a rural area twenty years ago and had an agricultural exemption, we were informed by the Farm Bureau that planes would be flying overhead and photographing to see if we were actually using the land to justify the exemption. We also had helicopters and planes going overhead from the big military bases that were flying very low to the ground, it seemed.

The DEA flew with equipment to see if someone was growing pot, and sure enough, we saw a raid one day on a piece of forested land. Inside the woods, the next door neighborhood explained, there was a clearing that could only be seen from the sky. Someone was expecting a level of privacy that they did not have.

In Oregon, an officer was filed after being charged with misusing a piece of military equipment to see through walls because he decided it would be exciting to see his next neighbors doing the deed in bed. Think of all this military equipment the corporations are selling around the country. It's hard to go up against this mentality when it's your locals doing this stuff.

As far as me wanting this? Permitting it? Hell, no! But the reality is, that other people do. And we don't know who they are, so it goes into the area of can't do it and have to avoid it.

It's all part of what I call the war on consciousness. Where we don't have the time or space to be free and unmolested anymore. I grew up thinking that there was nothing between me and the heavens, outer space, the planets, the sun, except the atmosphere and Van Allen belt. It made me fell more free to be myself, not answering to this hive mentality we seem to be herded into now. But I was ignorant, since the satellites were already there, but now we know more and the net is getting tighter. We feel trapped in this physical sphere of existance at times, in a state of stress. But that is NOT all that is happening. We are as free to be ourselves as we ever were, but with more awareness.

I'm sorry I can't answer any better.

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