As anyone who's done splitting this way, you know it can work up a thirst, so around 10:30 am, I took a break, and tilted my head backwards to drink some water from my canteen and that's when I saw what I'm pretty sure was an UAV--unmanned aerial vehicle--flying above my farm at about 2,500 feet. The drone was so quiet, if I had not stopped to drink that water, I would not have noticed it, since I had to strain my ears to hear any engine noise and even then, it was barely a whisper.
The skies were mostly cloud free and the Sun was at my back, so I got a food view of the object and I'm pretty certain it was a Global Hawk drone, since the craft had two bulges; one in front, where a pilot would have been and a bigger one at the back.
For further info on the many different ways these damned things can spy on people, click on this link.
The only difference in what I saw and the one pictured below was of color; the drone flying that day was painted a light gray.
The DEA has been using these abominations for years, flying over National Forests, allegedly checking for marijuana patches, but I don't think there's any 'whacky-tobakky' plants out in the dead of Winter.
So what in the hell is the government doing flying these spy-craft this time of year, when using the excuse of looking for marijuana growers doesn't pass the smell test?
The Feds have been using these damned things for about four years now, so the below article about airline pilots and privacy rights advocates 'fretting' over opening up damn near the entire sky for these things to spy on Americans is another example of how American are being 'frog marched' slowly, but steadily into one huge Gulag, where the ones who are supposed to 'protect and defend' the Constitution and Bill of Rights from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, are the ones breaking the Supreme law of the land, the Constitution and shitting on the Bill of Rights.
Pilots worry about safety of allowing domestic drones in US skies"... open up the U.S. skies to drones for law enforcement and other domestic use." What do they mean by "other domestic use?"
Airline pilots and privacy rights activists are fretting over a provision of the FAA funding bill passed by Congress that would open up the U.S. skies to drones for law enforcement and other domestic use.
The Senate late Monday passed a bill authorizing $63.4 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration over four years. The House passed the bill last week, and it now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The bill also requires the FAA to provide military, commercial and privately owned drones with expanded access to U.S. airspace currently reserved for manned aircraft by Sept. 30, 2015. That means unmanned drones controlled by remote operators on the ground could be flying in the same airspace as airliners, cargo planes, business jets and private aircraft.
Such a prospect worries Lee Moak, the head of the Air Line Pilots Association, an organization representing commercial pilots. He told reporters Monday there’s currently no system that allows operators of unmanned aircraft to spot and avoid helicopters and planes, Bloomberg reported.
Will they eventually be armed with some type of missile, that law enforcement agencies will use on some suspect, blowing up his house, citing that it was too dangerous to attempt to serve an arrest warrant?
Coming soon to a city near you?
Marines 'assault' US beaches in amphibious drill
About 20,000 US forces, plus hundreds of British, Dutch and French troops as well as liaison officers from Italy, Spain, New Zealand and Australia are taking part in the exercise along the Atlantic coast off Virginia and North Carolina.