Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Global Hawk, Why Are You Flying Above Ozark Skies?"

A few days ago, I was outside, splitting and stacking firewood. Since I use a hand-held maul, and not a gasoline engine powered one, it's strenuous work, but quite, since there's no rumbling of the engine filling my ears.

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.

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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

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.
"... open up the U.S. skies to drones for law enforcement and other domestic use." What do they mean by "other domestic use?"

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.

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5 comments:

BuelahMan said...

Two weeks ago, when I was doing the Chemtrail thing, I saw two of these things "playing". One was trailing the other and they were doing some maneuvers.

I swear that they disappeared right before my eyes (on a beautiful, blue sky, no-cloud day).

There is a drone training facility near here (it is very Big Business). I have been accused of not wanting to work because I refused to send them a resume, but I cannot be a part of something that kills innocents from thousands of miles away and done by some gamer on a TV screen.

Sorry. I have some scruples left.

kenny said...

The GPS coordinates that the census people took for everyone's front door may soon come in handy.

A local university, MTSU, has become the first college to partner with the military in a drone program. We have been warned that we may see these things flying around soon as the students practice their craft. A friend claims he has already seen a small one one near his house that is in a very rural area about a 20 mile straight shot from the college.

Greg Bacon said...

Good for you BM, money is nice, but it isn't worth it to make it by being emplyoyed in the business of death and destruction.

One thing I left out was that about 1/2 hour before this, two B-2 bombers came screaming across the sky from the West, then made a 90 degree turn to the North and in the process of making that turn, crossed paths, leaving a huge, curved X in the sky.

When I say they were 'screaming,' I mean the pilots had the pedal to the medal. I've seen them fly in stealth mode and unless you happen to be looking skyward, you won't see them because they're so quiet.
But when they choose to, they can be loud as a freight train.

The Global Hawk was heading on a westerly direction, so what in the hell was going on that day, I have no idea.

John Friend said...

The air traffic out here is off the charts guys. There are so many military bases in SD county, not to mention Camp Pendleton. The skies are constantly filled with commercial, military, and police aircraft.

Just this weekend, we had a police helicopter flying over our neighborhood with a loud speaker describing someone they were looking for. It was right out of Terminator or something! I am going to try to film it if I see it again.

You better watch your ass Greg! Next thing you know, you'll have a missile headed your way! LOL! Sorry, I have to joke at how ridiculous this entire situation really is.

They are using drones to monitor drivers out here already. In the next 5 years or so, drones will become increasingly more and more prevalent all over the country.

Greg Bacon said...

Mr. Friend, your comment is right on the money.

And yes, those 'Terminator' movies come to mind every so often when I see such strange shit flying around in the skies.

As for Kenny's comment about MTSU training students to pilot the drones, it makes me wonder if that isn't the cover story.

The Pentagon and CIA have vast pieces of the Utah, Nevada and SE California desert they can play with their toys, and since there's not many towns or people there, if one crashes, the potential for causing death is remote, so why fly them over the Midwest, where there are numberous cities, towns and homes that could become collateral damage?

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