**********Yes, Jay, the snoopy is truly bad & has been for quite awhile. Most people don't realize that our government is much more advanced than the people will ever know. We typically get knowledge of the technology only 20 years after it's already been in use by our government. And their are still nuts who think they have nothing at all to be concerned about. Idiots! LOL
My FBI friend has informed me of a few things like all that surveillance stuff all the U.S. now. Ya know, Michigan & Ohio & another state were the first to have the surveillance trials of what all states now have. It was about 70% complete back in June. Probably finished now.
They've been able to read the date on a time from satellite since back in 2003 I think it was,so imagine what they can do now.
Did you read about the mannequins stores now have with audio & video, to pick up all your conversation, match you to your file, etc., etc.? A little much for me. It's one thing to watch for thieves but entirely another to not have the freedom to speak freely without knowing someone else is listening & judging your opinions or beliefs & that's where we are today.
Many places in Florida put up new traffic lights several years ago, it was all about reading license plates & facial recognition being installed.
My husband just told me the other day my notice to get my driver license renewed just came in the mail. He says I have to a "certified" birth certificate, "proof" of my social security number as in original, show proof of where I lived for last 6months via utility bills, & my vehicle registrations & some other identifying documents. I was a little shocked by all that. Not copies of anything BUT certified or original documents.
All this crap for me, BUT if any of us had wanted to walk in as an illegal alien, & claimed our name was Dufus Rufus, we'd have been granted a right to be here, all the food stamps, free housing, daycare, free education etc we could handle
without showing ANY identification. You tell me how any of this makes sense. Oh, & all that proof just to be able to drive. But the lunatic liberals insist on ZERO proof to vote.
Your comment about surveillance brought to mind a situation. I was sitting in a casino pulling on a one armed bandit in Vegas next to what looked like a six foot deep freezer. Along came one of those girls that walk around the floor and hand out Corona's to the players. She came by me, took out a key and opened this freezer next to me, much to my amazement. When I looked down into it, I said, "HOLEY CRAP!" That whole freezer from top to bottom was stacked with bills, buckets and buckets of money! Several million so I was told. She laughed when I said that and told me right above my head were cameras encased in the floral ceiling artwork, and we both could be assured someone was watching our every move, and every coin I put in the machine. They even knew how much money I spent in the casino that night. One wrong move on her part or mine and security would be behind us in seconds. As I walked around the casino there were all kinds of hidden cameras everywhere imaginable, and you couldn't see a thing. Gave me the creeps to think someone was spying on me and I didn't know where it was coming from.
We can only imagine today where we are being videoed by the long arm of the law. Someone was telling me that they can sit outside a house and pick up the chatter inside, then run it through a decoder and clearly get the conversation - it also works with lip readers. Spying on American's is now becoming a way of life,*think Drones* and I pity the next generation when we are all gone. They will never know the America we did.