This would have sounded like sci-fi conspiracy nonsense not that long ago, but: the US government has military spy balloons flying above my hometown, potentially watching and recording all vehicle movements. Umm, wtf?


@cassidyjames I have had discussions about these with the more bootlicker leaning members of my family and was surprised about their lack of concern. They think these are a wonderful idea that will help cut down crime and stop terrorists (which they may very well do) but dismiss any thoughts about the ability to surveil and control the populace. It's not like we have a good track record when it comes to the government and marginalized groups or non-standard political thought.

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