Thursday, June 11th, 2009
A little something new to keep the slaves in check. And they justify it by saying it’s no different than the surveillance cameras we’ve already got, haha. Doesn’t anyone care that a high tech control grid comprised of military technology is being deployed domestically? (Supported the war? Didn’t care what was happening to the brown people over there? Congratulations – the war is on us now.)
Kurt Soller, Newsweek
June 11, 2009
The blimp flying above your head may be watching your every move.
At first glance, there was nothing special about the blimp floating high above the cars and crowd at this year’s Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Like most airships, it acted as an advertising vehicle; this time for the Fisher House, a charity focused on helping injured veterans and their families. But the real promo should have been for the blimp’s creator, Raytheon, the security company best known for its weapons systems. Hidden inside the 55-foot-long white balloon was a powerful surveillance camera adapted from the technology Raytheon provides the U.S. military. Essentially an unmanned drone, the blimp transmitted detailed images to the race’s security officers and to Indiana police. “The airship is great because it doesn’t have that Big Brother feel, or create feelings of invasiveness,” says Lee Silvestre, vice president of mission innovation in Raytheon’s Integrated Defense division. “But it’s still a really powerful security tool.”