FBI admits to using drones on US soil.

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    FBI admits to using drones on US soil.

    But, "these are not the drones you're looking for."*

    Limited use, specific applications and certain scenarios.... Very small "footprint."

    Story here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...s-over-the-u-s


    *they didn't actually say that of course, that was said a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... And then it was 'droids, not drones...

    "Move along."

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    Of course, Mueller said the aircraft are being used for surveillance, so this is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    No more skinny-dipping in the pool or getting an all over tan.
    I already told my sister in law she's gonna have to start parking way down the street somewhere.
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    I know it makes me sound crazy and paranoid, but we are getting closer to skynet and judgement day all the time. Sure, it's "surveillance" drones now... that they are telling us about... because we can see them. But does anyone really believe that "surveillance" is all that they are capable of or will be used for? Or that the surveillance won't lead to additional actions? I know it's hard to put the genie back in the bottle with these technologies, and their uses can be very benefitial, but do they really expect us to trust the government after everything that we have seen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStick View Post
    I know it makes me sound crazy and paranoid, but we are getting closer to skynet and judgement day all the time. Sure, it's "surveillance" drones now... that they are telling us about... because we can see them. But does anyone really believe that "surveillance" is all that they are capable of or will be used for? Or that the surveillance won't lead to additional actions? I know it's hard to put the genie back in the bottle with these technologies, and their uses can be very benefitial, but do they really expect us to trust the government after everything that we have seen?
    When that happens, I want a Terminator.
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    Wonder what will happen when someone shoots one down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Wonder what will happen when someone shoots one down.
    They will be taken to the Bay @ cuba never to be heard from again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Wonder what will happen when someone shoots one down.
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    If they are saying it is justified to surveil with a drone because of officer safety, it is a small jump to it is safer to deliver lethal payloads with a drone. If they are not already doing this, I bet they will be by the end of the year if Congress does not reign this in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Wonder what will happen when someone shoots one down.
    I have a feeling it won't be long before we find out.
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    Keeps getting better and better doesn't it?

    Wonder what it's gonna be tomorrow, there's just no end to this crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStick View Post
    ...Sure, it's "surveillance" drones now... that they are telling us about... because we can see them. But does anyone really believe that "surveillance" is all that they are capable of or will be used for?...
    Does anyone really believe that "surveillance" isn't bad enough???
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    It's worth mentioning that the cameras on these drones can see through the spaces in your window blinds. I don't see how anyone can be okay with that. No more naked show tunes in my house

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    Also I have a feeling they're trying to soften the blow because they know a lot of this stuff is going to come out soon. Seems like some preemptive damage control

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