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GMANtt
02-10-2012, 9:00 AM
https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/09-6

Lulwut big brother?

Old Timer
02-10-2012, 9:09 AM
https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/09-6

Lulwut big brother?
The purpose of the legislation was to allow Customs and Border Protection to fly their MQ-9 Predator Bs along the border without having to close the airspace to commercial or general aviation. The Predator Bs are used to locate and track coyotes bringing illegal aliens into this country. Don't put your tinfoil hat on just yet.

Oh, and, by the way, the Predators are also used to find people stranded by the recent floods and to guide water bombers on the wild fires that destroyed so many homes last year.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/air_marine/air/aviation_asset/predator_b.xml

GMANtt
02-10-2012, 9:12 AM
*puts tinfoil hat away*

Rated R
02-10-2012, 10:31 AM
*puts tinfoil hat away*
Liberty vs. Security...Think I'll put on my hat too. :TFH:

hammerhead_77
02-10-2012, 12:28 PM
The purpose of the legislation was to allow Customs and Border Protection to fly their MQ-9 Predator Bs along the border without having to close the airspace to commercial or general aviation. The Predator Bs are used to locate and track coyotes bringing illegal aliens into this country. Don't put your tinfoil hat on just yet.

Oh, and, by the way, the Predators are also used to find people stranded by the recent floods and to guide water bombers on the wild fires that destroyed so many homes last year.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/air_marine/air/aviation_asset/predator_b.xml

I don't suppose you work for General Atomics in RB, do you? ;)

I'm all for the BP using Aerostats, Predator, FireScout, StormShadow, GlobalHawk and U2 ASARS... to watch our borders. One wonders why the SDSD would need a Hunter or Raven... and how they would feel if I parked a FireScout 1/4 mile off of their range to observe training.

yellowfin
02-10-2012, 5:02 PM
If and only if we the average people can lawfully own effective countermeasures to counteract this being abused by an oppressive government then I'm ok with it.