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Pentagon testing surveilance balloons

This is a discussion on Pentagon testing surveilance balloons within the News & Links forums, part of the General Discussion category; https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...llance-midwest Not sure how many saw this, but it's just another step into constant surveillance over anyone and everyone everywhere. Guess I'll have to see ...

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    Pentagon testing surveilance balloons

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...llance-midwest

    Not sure how many saw this, but it's just another step into constant surveillance over anyone and everyone everywhere. Guess I'll have to see if I can find out if and when they'll be my way so I can give them the finger...lol. Below is a excerpt from the article.

    "Exclusive: the high-altitude balloons promise a cheap monitoring platform that could follow multiple cars and boats for extended periods

    The US military is conducting wide-area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal.

    Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois.

    Travelling in the stratosphere at altitudes of up to 65,000ft, the balloons are intended to “provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats”, according to a filing made on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, an aerospace and defence company."
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    They can also image you walking out of a gun store or gun show and ID you, along with the make, model and SN of the firearm you have tucked under your arm.
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    Back in the mid to late 80's my mother married a man whose son had very high security clearance, I was told by his son that at that time the gov could read a credit card number from space. Think they've known a lot more for longer than most think. Not sure if I believed him or not, sure didn't doubt it though. He was about as straight an arrow you would ever find.
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    Read this yeasterday. In the interest of security and safety we give more and more control to big brother.

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    Its ppretty funny when I clicked the link to read the article the first thing that popped up was a window about my privacy and how the site uses cookies to track me. A little ironic and proves the point we are constantly being tracked by someone somewhere.

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    In the late 70's and 80's when the drug smugglers used aircraft, the government used tethered balloons equipped with radar at two different locations in the Florida Keys.
    One was nicknamed Fat Albert by the locals.

    This is nothing new, the only thing changed is the technology.
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    Thas pretty impressive, The New CC I got the number is printed on the back instead of embossed on the front. I Can hardly read it 10 in. in front of my face !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    This is nothing new, the only thing changed is the technology.
    @RPD, I agree. In fact, to me it sounds like older technology. Several years ago (I believe in a gun magazine) I read about some police squad cars that had high-speed cameras in their forward grills. The camera would automatically take a picture of the license plate, and also register the time, date and location of the car.

    In other words, the camera registered a car and driver that had not yet violated the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist View Post
    @RPD, I agree. In fact, to me it sounds like older technology. Several years ago (I believe in a gun magazine) I read about some police squad cars that had high-speed cameras in their forward grills. The camera would automatically take a picture of the license plate, and also register the time, date and location of the car.

    In other words, the camera registered a car and driver that had not yet violated the law.
    In our little relatively backwoods county, the police cars have license plate readers that can tell a deputy instantly whether that car has insurance, who it is registered to, and if the driver has any warrants. All by driving behind it in traffic.
    Several of the cars also have facial recognition cameras.

    If WE have that technology here, I can only imagine what big city departments have.
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