Former Dem Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Says Government Carried Out Boston Terror Attack #tcot

Former Dem Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Says Government Carried Out Boston Terror Attack

Obama administration Grants Saudis ‘Trusted Traveler’ Privileges to Help Them Through Airport Security

Oh, and in other news:

“Authorities question Saudi national in Boston attack”

Saudi in custody for Boston bombing had burn injury

Saudi man in custody was tackled by bystanders at Boston Marathon

The Obama administration will keep pretending that the way to prevent this from happening again (God forbid) is to search 3-year olds in wheelchairs on their way to Disney World.

What could go wrong?

And again: Middle East Muslims celebrate deaths of innocent Americans

micro-drones will be the face of surveillance and crowd control in the coming drone age.

Modeled after birds, insects, and other small animals, these small airborne surveillance devices can remain hidden in plain view while navigating spaces off limits to conventional aircraft. Able to take off and land anywhere, able to maneuver through city streets and hallways, and able to stop and turn on a dime, these micro-drones will still pack a lethal punch, equipped with an array of weapons and sensors, including tasers, bean-bag guns, “high-resolution video cameras, infrared sensors, license plate readers, [and] listening devices.”

You can rest assured, given the pace of technology and the fervor of the drone industry (and its investors), that the sky is the limit when it comes to the many uses (and abuses) for drones in America.

List of a few:

Mosquito drone

More lethal than its real-life counterpart, the mosquito drone, while an engineering marvel, is also a privacy advocate’s nightmare with its potential to land on someone and use a needle-like-pincer to extract DNA from its victims or, alternatively, inject drugs or other foreign substances. As software engineer Alan Lovejoy notes:

Such a device could be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera, microphone. It could land on you and then use its needle to take a DNA sample with the pain of a mosquito bite. Or it could inject a micro RFID tracking device under your skin. It could land on you and stay, so that you take it with you into your home. Or it could fly into a building through a window. There are well-funded research projects working on such devices with such capabilities.

Cyborg drones

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has begun to develop a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) for the manipulation of insects into “cyborgs.” Through genetic engineering, they are aiming to control the movement of insects and utilize them for surveillance purposes.