Monday, August 02, 2010
Google Earth.......Big Brother's eye in the sky
Turns out your private property isn't all that private after all....
From abcNews -- RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Some Long Islanders are in hot water --because of their backyard pools. The town of Riverhead, New York, is using Google Earth to find pools that don't have the proper permits.
Officials say satellite images revealed about 250 pools whose owners never filled out the required paperwork.
What's the point of owning property if you can't do what you want with it? The state and federal bureaucracy's ravenous lust for your money knows no ends and revenue-generating permits for otherwise private activities is justification enough for them to spy on your every move, then tax you on it.
Smarmy politicians will argue that it's for the general safety and welfare of the public but they write thousands of these draconian activity ordinances solely for the purpose of revenue generation. God forbid government at any level learned to do with a little less of other peoples' money to spend.
It's no body's business what you do in your back yard, especially the government's. Anyway, looking for illegal pools is just cover for what lecherous politicians are really up to....using Google Earth to leer at topless sunbathers.