Thursday, October 11, 2007

Government wastes money on dragonfly cyborgs

I can't believe the government has money to waste on this shit, when it doesn't even have money for children's health insurance!

The Bush regime has been using your money to develop robotic dragonflies to spy on antiwar rallies. I shit you not. It sounds almost too off-the-wall to be true, but they're really spending money on this nonsense!

And people have already seen these cyborg insects at antiwar events! According to the Washington Post, "robotic fliers" have been in use by the military since World War II, and the CIA has had dragonfly robots for 30 years, but now they're more advanced than ever. A photo with the article shows how realistic they look:


They look real enough that those who saw them questioned whether they were living insects or small machines with wings.

No agency will admit to deploying the robotic insects. Well, of course they won't admit it. But an Army report says that flying cyborgs are common enough already that they may now "render military airspace chaotic and potentially dangerous."

Dragonfly cyborgs have been spotted by peace demonstrators recently and at least as far back as the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Think of how much taxpayer money is getting wasted on this baloney. Each mechanical dragonfly has got to cost tens of thousands of dollars, because they need batteries that are light enough to support hovering and rapid wing movement and powerful enough to keep them flying for long periods of time. And there's obviously not just one dragonfly, but many, in order to be spotted by several different people at several different events.

I notice I have seen a lot of weird-looking dragonflies lately at festivals and such, but until now I never considered it even within the realm of possibility that they could be robots with miniature cameras. But in today's police state environment, it does make sense. So be on the lookout for these.

(Source: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/10/9/10118/4071;
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/08/AR2007100801434.html?hpid=topnews&hpid=artslot&sid=ST2007100801459)