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Mayor Bloomberg: Security Drones Over New York City Are 'Scary' But Inevitable
Business Insider ^ | March 23, 2013 | Michael Kelley

Posted on 03/24/2013 10:22:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considers the domestic use of military-style drones "scary" but says that there is no way to stop it.

“Everybody wants their privacy, but I don’t know how you’re going to maintain it,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show. “It’s just we’re going into a different world, uncharted, and, like it or not, what people can do, what governments can do, is different ... you can’t keep the tides from coming in.”

In September a Congressional Research report stated that domestic drones may be able to bypass constitutional privacy safeguards because of their high level of sophistication.

At least 81 entities, including 17 police departments, have applied for permission to fly drones in U.S. airspace.

But the mayor seems to be referring to something more omnipresent, like having drones with ARGUS technology flying 17,500 feet above the Big Apple while transmitting high resolution images of people........

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; drones; fascism; newyork; newyorkcity
"Scary" to who, Mike? To billionaires who can live anywhere or to the average citizen stuck in that hell-hole?
1 posted on 03/24/2013 10:22:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They weren’t necessary before and they aren’t necessary now. We have plenty of boots & LE on the ground.


2 posted on 03/24/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considers the domestic use of military-style drones "scary" but says that there is no way to stop it.

If we lived in a Constitutional Republic with a representative form of government, then sure we could stop it, but since we don't...

Thank you for admitting what many Americans already know.

3 posted on 03/24/2013 10:24:48 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sig Heil, Herr Commandant!!!


4 posted on 03/24/2013 10:25:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
" you can’t keep the tides from coming in."

You keep telling yourself that mr. nanny.

5 posted on 03/24/2013 10:26:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considers the domestic use of military-style drones "scary" but says that there is no way to stop it.

He needs to give the constitution a little scrutiny.
6 posted on 03/24/2013 10:27:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I seriously hope he dies soon.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 10:28:06 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

It’s NYC, do you really think his replacement will be any better?


8 posted on 03/24/2013 10:28:52 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

True. People will just vote in another ass.


9 posted on 03/24/2013 10:32:18 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Black Agnes

Rudy kicked some butt, everyone hated him for it. He cleaned up the mess that was left when he took over and now bloomturd is destroying it all.

Rudy would have had a sh!tfit if he was still mayor when Air Fart one flew over NYC the way it did.


10 posted on 03/24/2013 10:32:43 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg!
bend over people, you can’t stop “scary” government

what spine! what backbone! what leadership!


11 posted on 03/24/2013 10:33:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not afraid of police helicopters. Albeit a bit noisy they currently do a lot more good than harm.

A “reasonably” equipped drone could also do a lot of good in foiling bad guys.

However, the current administration turns everything on its head. I'd never thought of myself in revolutionary terms before.

12 posted on 03/24/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

put 10 or 20 drones hovering around Bloomberg’s home then you’ll see a different story


13 posted on 03/24/2013 10:37:39 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Mayor Bloomberg confers with David Axelrod.

14 posted on 03/24/2013 10:37:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Black Agnes

His replacement will likely be worse for the City, but at least not have tens of billions of dollars to try to influence national politics.


15 posted on 03/24/2013 10:49:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

The odds there will be a mayah who isn’t a billionaire are very small. The odds that there won’t be significant billionaire backers of said ‘middle class’ mayah are even more remote.

Politicians these days are either wealthy, owned by the wealthy or blackmailed.

I wish NYC luck with this endeavor however. They’ll need it!


16 posted on 03/24/2013 10:54:17 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My thought, you must submit, there is no way to stop them. My big question, when will they arm them?


17 posted on 03/24/2013 10:54:19 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With all those tall rooftops, I would guess that those drones would be ‘vulnerable’.

[except for the fact only a few have acquired target eliminators]


18 posted on 03/24/2013 10:57:31 AM PDT by WCH
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To: Black Agnes

Likely won’t be a billionaire, but sure, will have financial backers.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 10:59:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can these drones see the difference between 16 & 18 ounce sodas?


20 posted on 03/24/2013 11:00:32 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

“My big question, when will they arm them?”

If you think they’re probably not already armed you haven’t been paying attention. If they’re not already armed, the equipment to do so probably shipped in the crate with the drone and awaits installation at a moments notice.


21 posted on 03/24/2013 11:00:32 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When will this jackass JUST.

SHUT.

UP.

22 posted on 03/24/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: NoGrayZone; 2ndDivisionVet

>>” you can’t keep the tides from coming in.”
You keep telling yourself that mr. nanny. <<

I am sure Chancellor Hitler used the same reasoning: “how long do you Jews expect to be left alone? This was inevitable so you should invite it!”


23 posted on 03/24/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: WCH

U.S. Army orders its first batch of suicide drones
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44412133/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/us-army-orders-its-first-batch-suicide-drones/


24 posted on 03/24/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bloomberg is a Republican, right?

If you were just awakening to politics and wanted to know what party that crazy ba$tard who's trying to run your life and spy on you belonged to, what would you learn?

That control freak represents the Republican party.

He must be the real deal for them, since he's the guy running NYC, just like Rudy Giuliani, so what he's doing obviously is what the Republican party must believe in, too. Right?

Yet another good reason to not be a Republican.

Can't you people see what's been done to you? This isn't your father's Republican party.

Whether from dirt or deals, the old crew just isn't on your team any more.

Time to either cure the party of the virus or burn it to the ground and phoenix up from the ashes.

What's the point of playing this game any more?

25 posted on 03/24/2013 11:08:42 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So standing orders would be ‘shoot on sight’?

Can’t be taking any chances.


26 posted on 03/24/2013 11:14:44 AM PDT by WCH
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To: freedumb2003; 2ndDivisionVet

I thank the Good Lord we are Americans.

Yes, it will be a bloody mess. So be it.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 11:21:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I notice he doesn’t mention whose drones they are. Are they in his jurisdiction? Are some of them maybe his? Are they keep an eye out for oversized sodas or illicit cigarettes?

He really doesn’t say. But he’s in a position to know, and probably even to block them—if he wanted to. Which he obviously doesn’t.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 11:44:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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29 posted on 03/24/2013 1:58:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t fear government tyranny, because he is government tyranny.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 2:11:03 PM PDT by IncPen (Mayor Bloomberg doesn't fear government tyranny, because he is government tyranny.)
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To: EEGator
+1
31 posted on 03/24/2013 2:20:10 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2nddivisionvet.
32 posted on 03/24/2013 2:24:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With federal drones looking for public corruption in local governments—where the money is. See the tip for all of us common citizens from a man in the CIA (the actual quote from Ira Hunt—not the screeching hysteria in the paraphrasing of the posted piece). It’s the state and local governments doing most of the cellphone snooping—not the feds.

CIA Chief Tech Officer: Big Data Is The Future And We Own It
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3000123/posts

With the remainder of the default process ahead, I reckon the Public Integrity Section will be a bigger deal in the future. The real zombies will be regulating bureaucrats and other pretenders receiving government incomes. They’ll be all over each other for dwindling revenues/debt (no juicy targets elsewhere).


33 posted on 03/24/2013 2:36:05 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Black Agnes
"It’s NYC, do you really think his replacement will be any better?"

My mom is terrified of the female thing that may replace him.

34 posted on 03/24/2013 3:35:17 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: WCH

[except for the fact only a few have acquired target eliminators]


Personally I wouldn’t be at all surprised at how many “eliminators” are in that city. I would expect the majority to be very sophisticated and transportable inside briefcases.


35 posted on 03/24/2013 4:31:07 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Everybody wants their privacy, but I don’t know how you’re going to maintain it,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show. “It’s just we’re going into a different world, uncharted, and, like it or not, what people can do, what governments can do, is different ... you can’t keep the tides from coming in.”

What garbage.

The means to invade a person's privacy isn't the same as the right to invade a person's privacy.

Telephone's been around for decades - our leaders in the past got a judge to sign off on a wire tap. They didn't think it was their right to snoop on the private lives of citizens. Then again, our leaders weren't assh*les like Bloomberg - they NEVER used the excuse that since telephones made it 'easy' to listen in on private conversations that they could throw privacy out the window. We had better people running for office back then.

Bloombrerg's a jerk. A total complete jerk.

36 posted on 03/24/2013 8:27:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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