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Drones in the US

  1. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 6 years ago

    Is it a bird,is it a plane? No it's a US government drone filming you in your backyard.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 … -near-you/ 
    Rise of the Machines can't be too far off.
    When are we going to round up these out of touch "So called Lawmakers" and try them for treason?

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ever look at google earth?

      1. Moderndayslave profile image60
        Moderndayslaveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I got view of my house. I think I'm upset with the votes from our "Lawmakers" They need to be fired or Ripped right out of their offices. The whole "Surveillance Nation" thing is getting to be a little too much. There seems to be a lot of technology being installed above or in our roads lately. There are cameras on street corners on top of building and there are even cameras on our jobsites now.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image75
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Google earth = a satellite that is over your home once every 48 hours or so.

        Drone = a plane that can kill you.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Personally, I would lay pretty long odds that at least a few of those satellites overhead are armed.  With nuclear weapons.

          And while google earth pics may be taken by a non-geosynchronous satellite, not everything up there moves in relation to a specific geographical point - a great many are overhead at all times - those providing TV service is an example.

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image75
            Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I'm not familiar with your "nukes in space" program...

            ... but satellites would be a horrible way to deliver a pay load. They are only overhead a certain area for a short period of time because they need to constantly be moving to not crash.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              That is not true, Evan.  Satellites in a geosynchronous orbit stay above the same patch of earth at all times.

              To do this the satellite must be at the appropriate height - about 26,200 miles - and in an equatorial orbit.  At that height the orbital period around the earth is exactly one day - if the satellite is traveling west to east, and is above the equator, then it will appear to be motionless to an observer on the ground under it.

              Even though it is above the equator and not above the US, it can "see" all but the most northern and southern parts of the hemisphere it is above.

              If this were not the case, the satellites providing TV signals would constantly go out of sight and we would lose TV reception.  GPS would not work.  Satellite telephones and internet would suffer the same fate.  There are a great many applications that depend on a particular satellite staying "in one place" above the earth.

              However, that is not necessary.  Satellites in near earth orbit (low) travel very rapidly, and cross our sky every few hours.  If you have ever watched the space station go overhead it comes up in the west and goes down in the east in about 15 minutes; in that time it has traversed a good portion of its orbit.  The ISS travels at 17,500 mph and it is 300 miles up.  In well under 2 hours it will travel completely around the world.

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image75
                Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Either way, most nukes actually fly straight up, then fall back to earth -- at least, this is what I was taught.

                I've never heard of  a nuke in space program.

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Actually, they don't.  Missiles go up at an angle, cross thousands of miles of the earth, and come back down.  The US has detection centers in the far north to find Russian missiles crossing the north pole before hitting the US halfway around the world.

                  Cruise missiles typically fly at very low altitude and long distances before detonating.  No reason at all a missile could not be launched from space.

                  Outside of the possibilities in the "star wars" program, neither have I.  I just don't really doubt that some satellites have missiles on board - it is too convenient a way to pose a threat once there.  A satellite in a polar orbit can threaten the entire earth in just a very few hours.  Because such a missile would come in almost straight down at very high speed it would be very difficult to destroy.

                  And maybe I'm paranoid - I just have a hard time believing that if it is possible someone hasn't done it already.  It's what I would expect from a paranoid nation trying to give a "mutual destruction" scenario.

  2. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 6 years ago

    Kind of amazing. They want to film your every move,but don't try to film them violating your rights.
    http://rt.com/usa/news/summit-chicago-law-public-725/

  3. maxoxam41 profile image75
    maxoxam41posted 6 years ago

    The policing of the state is increasing! In the name of our "freedom", "security", the government will is tighten their power on us!

 
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