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DHS re-designs Predator
drones to spy on Americans

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/3/2013 10:24:10 AM

I´m no civil libertarian absolutist, but this disturbing report by Declan McCullagh at C-Net makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has customized its Predator drones, originally built for overseas military operations, to carry out at-home surveillance tasks that have civil libertarians worried: identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones, government documents show. The documents provide more details about the surveillance capabilities

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: alpha91c, 3/3/2013 10:26:00 AM     (No. 9205752)

1984 is here and big sis is watching.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/3/2013 10:32:26 AM     (No. 9205766)

Most major cities already have rotor-wing platforms in the air 24/7. These could just as easily become assault ships. Just as with the gun control issue, the hardware is not the issue. Criminal intent is the issue. The government will always have the citizens outgunned. The answer is to elect defenders of liberty instead of Mooslim Marxist Dictators.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: blackops, 3/3/2013 10:34:51 AM     (No. 9205771)

Rise of the machines. Maybe Obama and Rahm can test the drones out over the south and west sides of Chicago to keep their buddies in check?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 3/3/2013 10:38:28 AM     (No. 9205782)

People have to get active about this, or forget the Constitution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/3/2013 10:42:50 AM     (No. 9205795)

If Thomas Payne were alive today - he would be wondering why he bothered.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 3/3/2013 10:48:08 AM     (No. 9205803)

They may end up with multiple pictures of me giving them the one-finger salute.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rael, 3/3/2013 10:58:00 AM     (No. 9205822)

Think this has anything to do with DHS buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammo?

Nah, couldn´t be...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: youngtexan, 3/3/2013 11:00:25 AM     (No. 9205826)

Pretty soon, shooting drones will become a sports favorite.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/3/2013 11:29:33 AM     (No. 9205875)

If Big Sis hires Rachel Maddow and Rosie ODonnell as her deputies, I am leaving the country!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Barkingkangaroo, 3/3/2013 11:39:17 AM     (No. 9205896)

Does this mean that DHS will be sending hellfire missles into the Chrysler 300´s of drug dealers on the streets of our major citys to keep citizens safe? What does the ACLU have to say about that?

Why do I think it only applies to white people who don´t vote Democrat?

If young black men are the ones committing most of the crimes, why do white non-criminals have to register their sporting arms?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: owl, 3/3/2013 12:04:14 PM     (No. 9205941)

Been shouting to any who´ll listen #7 . A drone was used against a rancher last year , by a SHERIFF ( crickets ). DHS has supplied local law enforcement with military grade weapons , including real tanks . GWB built a monster , and now it´s unleashed - on us .

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 3/3/2013 12:45:00 PM     (No. 9206008)

From the President the Left loves...our Nobel Peace Prize Prez.

Good grief.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/3/2013 12:57:22 PM     (No. 9206019)

Well, we can wave goodbye to the Fourth Amendment now too. How is this not an illegal search? Mark my words, the random dots are beginning to spell trouble. They say there will be no facial recognition capability but don´t count on it.
http://tinyurl.com/67g67ys

This is just another example of a federal government gone wild. 9-11-2001... never let a crisis go to waste.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley, 3/3/2013 1:35:54 PM     (No. 9206083)

They have to park them somewhere.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/3/2013 1:39:42 PM     (No. 9206089)

I think they park them right next to the squad car with the non stop camera mounted in the rear window.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 3/3/2013 2:04:57 PM     (No. 9206146)

Obama is not leaving in 2016. I fear this is building into a coup.

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