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Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?
The Daily Mail Online ^ | 05:15 EST, 24 April 2012 | Julian Gavaghan

Posted on 04/24/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg

Is there a drone in your neighbourhood? Rise of spy planes exposed after FAA is forced to reveal 63 launch sites across U.S.

Unmanned spy planes are being launched from locations in 20 states and owners include the military and universities.

There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit.

The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states.

Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; calea; cwii; domesticdrones; dontspyonme; donttreadonme; donutwatch; drone; dronelauchsites; dronelaunchsites; drones; dronesfaa; dronesus; govtabuse; lping; neighborhooddrones; possecomitatus; tyranny
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Big Brother is circling above us. Look up and give 'em a one finger salute I say!
1 posted on 04/24/2012 6:23:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states.

A clear violation of Posse Comitatus.

2 posted on 04/24/2012 6:25:53 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"A clear violation of Posse Comitatus."

We don't need no Stinking Posse Comitatus...

3 posted on 04/24/2012 6:30:14 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

time to do a little skeet shootin’


4 posted on 04/24/2012 6:30:14 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
"time to do a little skeet shootin’"

I got a launch site about 30 miles away in Athens Ohio. Soon as I showed it to my wife she said they was gonna be hoverig over Meigs county Ohio when its get to be harvest time!

5 posted on 04/24/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

The only one in New England appears to be just over my home in CT. Is there a link for the actual locations and who’s running the launch sites?


6 posted on 04/24/2012 6:37:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: muir_redwoods

Go to the article and click the map it is interactive. May have some more info.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 6:38:48 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Note that this information comes to us via the UK press.

It is officially time to evacuate the United States of America. I am doing all I can to get out, now.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 6:42:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Try this link: Interactive Google Map
9 posted on 04/24/2012 6:45:37 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Nothing your father's light sabre can't handle.

Add a pressure switch, stock and scope and you've got fun, fun, fun. More range than a 12-guage, too.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by jboot
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To: Mad Dawgg

“Federal Aviation Authority”

Any article that doesn’t get that simple name right is suspect as being from kooks.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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To: Lazamataz

Check out map link in post 9. INCONCIEVABLE ONLY 3 SITES ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER!


12 posted on 04/24/2012 6:48:48 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

The map shows 2 over Austin and 1 over San Marcos.

Someone is really curious about the happenings in Central Texas.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: muir_redwoods
You have to find the link right below the list of sites to get to the interactive map.
14 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:04 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: CodeToad
Any article that doesn’t get that simple name right is suspect as being from kooks.

British Newspaper so I'll give 'em some slack. I mean they added a U to Neighborhood for God's sake AND they drive on the wrong side of the road,

15 posted on 04/24/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: mollynme
"You have to find the link right below the list of sites to get to the interactive map."

Check out link in post 9 as well!

16 posted on 04/24/2012 6:53:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thanks. The article actually highlights the only site in New England as belonging to the University of Connecticut which is about 20 miles from where I live. The Daily Mail asks the same question I ask; why would UCONN need a drone site? The CONNARNG is somewhat nearby at Bradley Airport. That seems a more logical site for defense purposes.

Imagine my surprise that there is no domestic coverage of this story. The Daily Mail comes through again.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:03 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yeah, that’s true, they do spell funny.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 6:56:08 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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To: muir_redwoods
"Imagine my surprise that there is no domestic coverage of this story. The Daily Mail comes through again."

Yeah I've started checking them daily because it seems they are breaking stories American News Outlets ignore.

Can you imagine MSNBC if this happened during Bush's Administration?

24/7 and they would bring back Keith Olbermann for a Special In Depth Show that aired every hour!

19 posted on 04/24/2012 6:56:56 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Note to self: No more midnight skinny dipping this summer.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 7:03:32 AM PDT by Grumpybutt ("Mothers go where angels fear to tread....")
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To: Mad Dawgg
The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states

Obama Admin: The War On Terror Is 'Over'

There's no need for these things. There are no terrorists.

21 posted on 04/24/2012 7:05:47 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Is there a drone in your neighbourhood?

Yeah--my brother-in-law.

22 posted on 04/24/2012 7:15:47 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (No, Mr. Obama--Marbury vs. Madison was not an NCAA first round matchup.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
The unmanned planes – some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects – are being launched from locations in 20 states.



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23 posted on 04/24/2012 7:17:52 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Just curious, but what qualifies this as breaking news?


24 posted on 04/24/2012 7:20:31 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: muir_redwoods
Imagine my surprise that there is no domestic coverage of this story. The Daily Mail comes through again

With a completely idiotic article. And it's embarassing that FReepers have completely bought it.

If you want the US military to have effective UAVs, guess what? Contractors need to test them, and college students need experience building and operating them; preferably without everyone needing to travel to Area 51.

The idea that all of these "launch sites" are for domestic surveillance by Predators or something is imbecilic.

I've worked for a small UAV company on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; we'd test the UAVs flying them on the large property of our company owner. Many University engineering programs have students building UAVs as an educational project.

25 posted on 04/24/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Mad Dawgg
Orwell's 1984 is here with sinister black helicopters perhaps soon with a Thought Police monitoring our very thoughts for any dissent.
26 posted on 04/24/2012 7:22:56 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Strategerist

And that’s not even considering that, shockingly, US military units might want to launch UAVs from their own bases to PRACTICE with before deploying overseas.

I cannot fathom the idiocy of this expose - heck, the Daily Mail implies that the University of Alaska’s UAVs are intended to spy on Russia. What nonsense.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 7:24:09 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Labyrinthos
Just curious, but what qualifies this as breaking news?

Stupidity, I guess.

28 posted on 04/24/2012 7:25:33 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
The idea that all of these "launch sites" are for domestic surveillance by Predators or something is imbecilic.

I see, maybe you wish to tell your story to Rodney Brossart:

LAKOTA, N.D., April 10 (UPI) -- A North Dakota man, the first U.S. citizen arrested with the help of an unmanned Predator surveillance drone, says he's challenging the legality of the arrest.

story here: U.S. man 1st arrested with help of drone

Any questions?

29 posted on 04/24/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yes, my question is why you didn’t understand my post?


30 posted on 04/24/2012 7:30:13 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
"Yes, my question is why you didn’t understand my post?"

You just stated this is nothing but college kids testing stuff. Tell me do you think Mr. Brossart thinks its just college kids testing stuff?

31 posted on 04/24/2012 7:33:39 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SNPJMk2fgJU

I think we all could use some of these active drones for perimeter defense and to dispatch rioters and looters.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 7:37:50 AM PDT by soycd
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To: CodeToad
Yeah, that’s true, they do spell funny.

And talk funny. A few years ago on business in London one of the local employees asked me if I wanted to "Step outside and blow a fag?" I knew the slang so the shock value was lost but it was sill good for a laugh.

33 posted on 04/24/2012 7:39:17 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: soycd

OK I want four of those!


34 posted on 04/24/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

there is no ‘U’ in my neigborhood


35 posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:45 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Grumpybutt

“Note to self: No more midnight skinny dipping this summer.”

You can not make such a claim without pictorial proof!


36 posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:55 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

If you have a demonstration and get out of line, the drone will come down and rifle butt you in the face. Either the chief of staff or the chief of police or their aunt Fanny will then suspend the drone from active command for two years, and people all over the world will be expressing either outrage or support for the drone.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 7:53:33 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Drudge picked up the article with this feature headline:

EYE IN THE SKY

63 SPY-PLANE LAUNCH SITES IN 20 STATES...

38 posted on 04/24/2012 7:54:23 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Vaquero
"there is no ‘U’ in my neigborhood"

Nor is there one in color. Unless of course you are a British Newspaper. (And its their headline and Spelling Not Mine)

39 posted on 04/24/2012 7:56:46 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Interesting - I have at least a Battalion’s worth of active UAVs operating right here, as well as at least a half dozen UAVs sitting in the museum.

A major UAV manufacturer has facilities right up the road from my office.

And the line about ‘some of which have been designed to kill terrorists’ refers to the fact that Predators carry Hellfires. Doesn’t mean that they do, in the U.S., just that they can.

Time for tin-foil hats, folks?


40 posted on 04/24/2012 8:03:30 AM PDT by HiJinx (A Higher Power is otherwise known as a false god.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Big Brother is circling above us. Look up and give 'em a one finger salute I say!

People have no idea how how closely our government monitors us. Mainly because they just don't want to know. They'd rather stick their heads in the sand and pull it out when they want to watch TV so it can numb their mind for them.

41 posted on 04/24/2012 8:06:49 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: HiJinx
"And the line about ‘some of which have been designed to kill terrorists’ refers to the fact that Predators carry Hellfires."

That doesn't bother me as much. I figure the real threat is surveillance.

I've seen demos of units smaller than a laptop that can shoot HD quality footage from two different cameras and can fly in and out of an ordinary window.

And that is available to you and me for just a couple large all legal like.

If you and I can lay our hands on such what the hell is the authorities using? How small are they can they overfly your property or even fly into your buildings and such?

You can call me a tinfoilhatter but it don't take much imagination to see how such technology could be abused in a hurry!

42 posted on 04/24/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: zeugma
"People have no idea how how closely our government monitors us."

This people does. Google CALEA act.

43 posted on 04/24/2012 8:13:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Drill Thrawl

On a tour I was on, our guide, great guy, former MI-5, announced to our part of the bus that we were going to stop to potty, only because he was a brit, it came out more like “paw-teh.” Me and a couple I was visiting with were like, excuse me? “Paw-teh”, Again? Then, exasperated, he goes “Ew, for the love of God, it’s YOUR WORD!” Then we all cracked up.


44 posted on 04/24/2012 8:18:22 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Strategerist

University of North Dakota advertises a degree in building/designing UAVs.


45 posted on 04/24/2012 8:22:14 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: CSM

Here is a likeness... LOL

http://www.sonic.net/~zignz/images/bigmoonlightbreech.jpg


46 posted on 04/24/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by Grumpybutt ("Mothers go where angels fear to tread....")
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To: Strategerist
The idea that all of these "launch sites" are for domestic surveillance by Predators or something is imbecilic. The FAA is right now working to relax the fly rules for private use of drones.
47 posted on 04/24/2012 8:28:33 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: sten

not to worry. they’re all tracking George Zimmerman.


48 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Nor is there one in color. Unless of course you are a British Newspaper. (And its their headline and Spelling Not Mine)

I figured that out at the onset. no reflection on you.

though it was a humorous response to the title...

49 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Strategerist
Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.

That would certainly make sense since WalMart parking lots are usually filled........

It should also be noted that all the blue pegs are sites where licenses to fly have expired.......

Just to be safe tho, I have my tinfoil hat on...LOL!

50 posted on 04/24/2012 8:32:19 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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