Skip to comments.US Forest Service admits putting surveillance cameras on public lands
Posted on 03/22/2010 10:04:52 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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probably just used monitoring the marijuana crops and making sure no one stumbles across any number of plantations that are on federal lands.
So if you get sick and tired of socialism, and decide to head for the hills, you better head waaaay back into the hills.
Now we know why they’re installing toilet facilities along the trails. “Behind the bush” might give one a bird’s eye view. :/
Winston Smith would feel right at home.
PV, for PerVert.
Why would you expect complete privacy when you are wandering around in public? It is a bummer that the wilderness isn’t quite as remote and wild as someone might think, but when you are out there, you certainly can be seen by other hikers, forest rangers, people with binoculars.
The US Forest Service has huge areas to monitor and not much in the way of personnel. If the cameras help them catch some pot growers, then ok.
I know that in California we have a huge problem with pot farms on US forestry lands and even in some remote areas of national parks. The Mexican mafia has been tied to these pot farms. These group tear up large block of lands to plant their pot and put in a drip system to water it. They set booby traps and bring up men from Mexico to guard these crops with machine guns. There have been numerous incidents where hikers have encountered their booby traps or have been shot at by the guards when the stumbled across their operations.
Hmm. Maybe we should have a Hidden Camera Hunt in the National Forests.
Find one - and keep it. Unless of course there is a big sign on it declaring that it’s the property of the US Government.
It would seems the PV-700 transmits on 1.2 Ghz or 2.4 Ghz.
Other sites give us
5 watt Transmitter with Receiver
7000 ft range at line of sight
3000 to 4000 ft. normal use
5 watt signal output power
4 built-in channels
Low power consumption
Sturdy metal housing
12V 950ma (transmitter)
12V 280mA (receiver)
At these power levels, an FCC license is required.
We can now to go
and search by area and frequency.
For the more paranoid, any Big Brother cameras in your AO?
THere is a hobby subset of WarDriving - looking for wireless cameras - X10 and some others that are unencrypted. If you don’t have a life, might be fun.
Paranoia strikes deep
into your life it will creep
starts when you’re always afraid
step outta line
and the Man come and take you away./....
But just think of how many red light runners they’ve stopped! < /sarc>
Well my first thought was that maybe they were monitoring terrorist training activities in the woods.
Of course with our current Homeland Security they’d be looking for those close to Christian churches and Veteran organizations.
Couldn't help but think about those 15-20 mile hikes where there were no restrooms along the way and wonder if "going" way back in the woods was far enough back..... Talk about an interesting job: Forest Service employees are getting paid to watch these videos.
Thanks for the ping. ;-)
Cool! Free high quality electronics. It sound more lucrative than picking clover blossoms for $2 per lb. dried. lol
“It is a bummer that the wilderness isnt quite as remote and wild as someone might think, but when you are out there, you certainly can be seen by other hikers, forest rangers, people with binoculars.”
That’s quite a fallacy you got going on there, and a load of bovine patties too.
Why do you assume forest rangers have the right in the first place to monitor anyone? What you’re saying concerning the marijuana crops are bogus. And if you believe that its about drug cultivation, I have beach front property in Death Valley that I’d love to sell to you.
We don’t need the Green Gestapo. We need to dismantle every single government run agency.
Some people might still recognize you. ROTFLOL
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