U.S. Army to launch 2 blimps over Washington, DC against missile attacks

The U.S. Army will deploy two huge blimps (Elevated Netted Sensor Systems) that will cast an aerial defense net over a wide swath from Boston, MA to Raleigh, NC, ostensibly to protect Washington, DC from missile attacks.
We are told the blimps are not armed, although they can be.
We are told the blimps will not spy on Americans, although they may/will undertake “incidental collection” of data and information on us.
George Orwell’s Big Brother? The Terminator’s Skynet? Sauron’s Eye in Lord of the Rings’? Take your pick.

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TrailDust
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TrailDust

And yet, it would be gone after the first round of fighting. I’m thinking the real reason is surveillance of the civilian population.

art
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art

And you win the grand prize, a cigar and a kewpie doll 🙂 Of course the real reason is to spy on us 24×7 as if thy don’t already do that. I was in MicroCenter just browsing today and they rearranged the store since I was there a year ago. Now there’s a bit electronic hobby section and I noticed a wide variety of micro drones, many with HD cameras built in. OOOHHHH the fun that can be had with some of those, playing neighborhood CIA spook or just something to torment and entertain the cat But interesting that there… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Why I still send Christmas cards — and why you should too
https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/12/why-i-still-send-christmas-cards-and.html

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Steve . . . that was a wonderful post!

CalGirl
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trail….what would they be looking for? Very weird…but, last week our school nurse snapped a cell-phone-photo of a strange light gray blimp with baby-blue nose…hovering near our school. She sent it to the staff and we all had a laugh trying to email each-other with what it could be (aliens? civilian surveillance of a middle school? etc…) We are along the West Coast, opposite & 29 mi fr San Juan Capistrano…separated from the very populated coast/Capistrano by a mountain range (the Ortegas). But, on the other side, besides Capistrano, a zillion people, and the Pacific…are 2 things of note that… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Since when did the DOD hand over security to the Three Stooges?

Ti
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Ti

There is a Michele derriere joke coming…

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Ti . . . since you brought up the First Lady. I recently say a picture of both Obama and Michelle getting on air force one. She was in a sleeveless dress, with her arm raised–waving to whoever. Not to be indelicate, but I was dumbfounded at looking at her underarm. The darkened area where hair would have been going, had been shaved, was absolutely hughe. I don’t think I have ever seen a female that had an underarm hair growth pattern that was that large. If it were me, I would either opt for dresses with sleeves, or would… Read more »

josephbc69
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Wait a minute, Ti: I thought Michele’s derriere WAS the joke?

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

So after they knock down two blimps,what do they have left to fight with?…………….Anyone?…………….(crickets chirping)….Sure wish Obama hadn’t mostly disbanded the Military power we still had when he took office. In fact,too bad we don’t have a President with a little MILITARY experience in his Resume’.

Dave
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Dave

LOL – Maybe the real reason is Moochelle’s ass has gotten too big to fit in Marine One, and they needed something that could get her back and forth to Andrews. 😉
-Dave

Son of the Rabbit People
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Son of the Rabbit People

So they’re going to protect us from an angry Russia or an insane mullah, that they themselves provoked, with technology from 100 years ago? I guess they plan to use two in case the Red Baron gets one of them.