Tuesday, April 30, 2013

South Carolina Volunteers Service to the Police State by Becoming Drone Test Site

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While drones have become a controversial topic amongst some segments of the population – minus the intellectually “out for lunch” majority of course – both the Federal and State governments all across the country are gearing up to not only legalize and facilitate the domestic use of drones for police purposes but many are now volunteering to offer their services for such programs.

Among close to three dozen states who are trading their rights, sovereignty, and pride for . . . well . . . whatever they believe they will gain . . . is, typically, South Carolina, which is now openly announcing its desire to become a “drone testing site” if local media reports are to be believed.

The issue arises out of reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is planning to use six different locations to test the ability of drones to operate in different environments and to determine how best to integrate drones into the national airspace.

According to a report by the Associated Press which was rapidly reprinted in the majority of South Carolina local media outlets, FAA Spokesman Les Dorr stated that “the agency cannot reveal the identities of the 50 applicants for testing, or how many applicants each state has.”

Although it is true that some South Carolina lawmakers have expressed concern over the domestic use of drones with some even having submitted legislation designed to prevent it, the fact is that the South Carolina legislature, executive branch, and, of course, the corporate sector, are clearly in favor of partnering with the establishment of the most sophisticated police state in world history to the obvious detriment of their own citizens, constituents, and even their own authority and power.


South Carolina’s pathetic groveling at the feet of the police state industry comes on the heels of one of the most bizarre flip flops in recent U.S. Senate history when Rand Paul, after having filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan for 13 hours, stated that he does, indeed, support the drone killing of American citizens on American soil without charge or trial.

Clearly, Paul’s filibuster was nothing more than a 13-hour campaign speech designed to garner support from the few civil liberty-minded liberals/libertarians not entirely sucked into the cult of personality of Barack Obama or the Republican party that remain.

“If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash,” Paul said, “I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.”

Paul was not asked whether or not this philosophy would apply to a derivatives dealer coming out of a bank or a Congressmen exiting the Capitol.

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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 200 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brandon, would you look into the bridge raising on I-26 in northern Spartanburg County? Bridges are being raised and details are not being disclosed about the matter. Seven bridges are being raised in excess of 16' clearance to the interstate beneath. These bridges have functioned just fine for decades serving commercial traffic at their former heights. Some are already at 15'8" in height but someone is going to the expense to increase the clearance to over 16'. Please look into this and see where the funding is coming from and what the purpose is.

Anonymous said...

I like SC and respect the folks living there, but they are super-hardline. They elected first, 'Ol' Strom' and kept him in the Senate until he was 100. Now they have this rabid 'conservative,' Graham. They are big on roadblocks, unwarranted searches and stiff sentences and fines for even the most minor traffic 'violations.' Hell, they started the Civil War! (No matter, I still love them and their state.) As to raising the I-26 bridges, I would say it is for the planned movement of large (tall) weapons systems up and down the seaboard and to and from I-95 to airbases located inland. Traffic from Ft. Stewart, Ft. Bragg etc.

Anonymous said...

Military Weapons systems were my guess to the bridge raising also, but I would like some factual evidence to back up my hunch. Military Weapons might have something to do with why the Inland Port is being built in Spartanburg County as well. I have contacted my local news media and they won't touch the story. They only issue a press release when the next bridge is going to be closed for raising. I wonder is this is being done anywhere else? Also I know DHS is making the railroads spend a lot of money on tunnels at interchanges such as the one in Charlotte, but nobody wants to investigate that story either.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of military and railroad, a CSX military "KEY" train was broken into in Atlanta's Tilford yard and several high end military weapons were stolen from a freight car. I was told by a CSX employee that it had to be an inside job because the train was under constant surveillance and had armed gaurds patrolling. This happened back in November 2012 and I have been waiting for some big terror event to happen using these military weapons.

Anonymous said...

disappointing!
SC? come on this is in heart of DIXIE!
Where is that Rebel spirit!
SC is one of the places the Revolution needs to begin...DRONES? Shoot them down!

Anonymous said...

Did you not see how easily the authorities shut down Boston, a major city with no help from the military? Local & state police, FBI, HLS, & BATF locked it down so tight a cat would have had trouble escaping. Wake up you hicks. Imagine Army Striker units and the Marines rolling down your streets. Resistance is futile. Go to work, follow the law, pay your taxes and behave.

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