Thursday, May 07, 2009

My Tinfoil Hat Is Atwitch

If the fact that Obama has recently placed the direction of the 2010 census under the direct control of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (they formerly were in the Commerce Dept.) to aid in the reapportionment of congressional seats to their advantage didn't stir your interest, perhaps this report from the World Net Daily will:

Some people are upset over an army of some 140,000 workers hired in part with a $700 million taxpayer-funded contract to collect GPS readings for every front door in the nation.

"Imagine if you will, that there are a number of people in a neighborhood that could not find the addresses they are tasked with finding. They are not locals, maybe are unable to read a map, or perhaps do not have the time to pull out a map, and they need to find you with specific GPS coordinates. Their devices would lead them to your front door with these coordinates. Imagine a crisis is afoot, and martial law
is put into place. U.S. troops need to round up particular folks," he wrote.

"Let's take this a step further. After all, with Barack Obama desiring to decrease the number of folks in the military, and with forces committed worldwide, we may not have sufficient military forces at home to deal with a rising national emergency. If the government decided to rely on foreign troops, perhaps United Nations personnel, most of which may not understand the street signs, much less know the lay of the land, they could use GPS devices to direct them to your front door," he wrote.

They came to my house last week, I happened to be outside. I thought it was very strange that she just asked me about other structures and the address and then scurried off.
How about you?


Robin said...

why would they want to do this?


think about it.

it is really easy using a map to come up with the coordinates of a area, however to take out a really small area, say a single location, you need precise markers or an exact coordinate to feed in to the targeting system.

the other option is for ease dropping from space. sounds like Sci-fi stuff, but I would not be surprised.

Bobkatt said...

I tend to agree more with the premise offered in the article. That of federal or even non-U.S. troops being able to identify a house even if they are unfamiliar with the area or even able to read English street signs.