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Eye in the Sky! How Do You Feel About Domestic Drones?

It is being reported that the U.S. now has plans to keep an eye on its own citizens from tiny drones in the sky. How do you feel about this?

According to The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, the United States government is considering using tiny drones, some no more than the size of golf balls, to keep an eye on its citizens from the sky.

The Daily Mail reports that a 30-page memorandum issued by President Barack Obama’s Secretary to the Air Force in April claimed these tiny drones may be used “to collect information about U.S. persons.”

The government’s use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas has already drawn criticism from many quarters. it is unlikely a plan to use drones on its own citizens, even if just for surveillance purposes, will be met with much more support.

How do you feel about the U.S. government’s possible use of drones to monitor its own citizens?  

moon stroller June 14, 2012 at 06:51 AM
I look up and all I see are red-tail hawks and an occasional flock of geese. With my binoculars I can see that that racook in the tree is a real racoon.
moon stroller June 14, 2012 at 06:54 AM
The Air Force, like the rest of the military and the CIA, isn’t supposed to conduct “nonconsensual surveillance” on Americans domestically, according to an Apr. 23 instruction from the flying service. But should the drones taking off over American soil accidentally keep their cameras rolling and their sensors engaged, well … that’s a different story." If I see a flock of drones flying around my home, I'll assume they are watching my neighbors, whom I think are actually Russian spys.
moon stroller June 14, 2012 at 06:57 AM
You can buy your own drone at walmart for less than a hundred dollars and spy on your neighbors. Did you know that many of those radio controlled helicopters at walmart can fly onto a military base and not be detected? They are too small.
moon stroller June 14, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Let me see.... helicopter drone being bounced about on the wind makes perfect shot with rubber bullet into a crowd of people and takes out the bad guy and misses the lady holding the baby? I don't think we are there yet so nothing to fear. Helicopter with taser moves in the take suspect down but instead chops off his head with the helicopter blades. I don't think we are there yet. Most if these articles show that the author did not do any serious thinking about how a device such as a drone, could accomplish it objective. Many people believe that the transport device seen on star trek is really operational at CIA headquarters.
Racer X August 04, 2012 at 08:15 PM
We need to get all the partisan mudslingers out of the way, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Tea Party. Yes, Obama sucks, Bush sucked too. Maybe we could elect both of them so they can suck together? Anyone can place blame but not many people have any decent answers.

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