The Rise of the Drones and How it Could Affect Our Health

by Sarah Healthy LivingComments: 104

dronesWhen most people think of drones, they think of the picture to the right.  An unmanned, aerial vehicle used in wartime situations on foreign soil.

While this perception is certainly true, the FAA Reauthorization Act signed into law in 2012 took the concept of drones to an entirely new – and frightening – level.

Predator drones once confined to the battlefields are already being used domestically for a wide range of functions.  According to the Rutherford Institute, at least 30,000 drones will occupy U.S. airspace by 2020, a staggering $30 billion per year industry.

And these drones are not what you think they are.

I was shocked to learn recently that the vast majority of these thousands upon thousands of drones, some already unleashed over America’s skies, are tiny – even nano sized, and modeled after birds, insects and other small animals.

56 government agencies are currently authorized to use drones with 63 active drone sites across the nation.  This includes 22 law enforcement agencies and 24 universities.  The cheap cost of deploying drones compared with manned technologies is a big part of the driving force to quickly adopt drones in a widespread manner.   For example, a manned helicopter or airplane can cost around $600/hour whereas a drone costs a fraction of that at less than $25/hour.

Pandora’s Box has already been opened with regard to drones, and there is no going back so we’d best just get ready to deal with it.

Here’s a rundown of some of the drones already developed according to a recent article by John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute:

Dragonfly drones.  The US government is using small, aerial surveillance drones in the form of insects.  Dragonfly drones were first reportedly used in 2007 to hover over protesters at an anti-war rally in Washington, DC.   A year later, the US Air Force announced  bumblebee drones that apparently cannot be detected.   The purpose?  To fly into buildings to “photograph, record, and even attack insurgents and terrorists.’”

Hummingbird drones.  About the size of an actual hummingbird, “Nano Hummingbird” drones can fit into the palm of your hand.   Developed by the Department of Defense, it is able to blend in with surroundings, flitting and surveilling as needed.

Black Hornet Nano drone.  Comparable in size to a finch at about four inches long, this micro-helicopter drone is able to capture video footage and relay it along with still images to remote locations even in windy conditions.

Roachbots. Mimicking a cockroach’s covertness and a gecko’s speed, roach drones are 10 cm long running and climbing machines. UC Berkeley developed the little terrors that can perform “rapid inversion” maneuvers including dashing up to a ledge and then swinging around to end up underneath the ledge and upside-down – just like a real roach.

MicroBat drone.  Designed to emulate the movement of birds and other flying animals, the bat drone was created by CIT Group, Aerovironment, and UCLA.

Spy-butterfly drone.  Two large wings are the identifying features of another insect inspired drone unveiled in 2012 in Israel.  Dubbed the  “spy-butterfly”, it weighs only 20 grams with indoor surveillance its primary purpose including public areas such as mass transit stations, airports or even office buildings.   These nearly noiseless butterfly drones are considered ideal for intelligence gathering and are apparently so realistic, that when they were tested, real birds and flies fell behind the bots that were arranging themselves into a flock.

Raven drone. While not as small or agile as other drones, the 4 lb raven drone is currently the most common and is already being used in mass numbers with an estimated 19,000 in the sky already.   It is most useful for seeing around corners and sending footage back to its operators.  Resembling a model airplane, the Raven apparently crumbles like a pile of Legos when it lands.

What the Drones Could Mean for Your Health

mosquito dronesWhile the drones listed above are shocking enough, the most worrisome of all is the new mosquito drone.

I’ve written before about the unleashing of mutant, genetically engineered mosquitoes, but these mosquito bots are infinitely more concerning.

Mosquito drones are truly an engineering marvel but have the capability to violate your biological rights to a level never before witnessed in human history.

Using a needle-like pincer, mosquito drones have the potential to land on someone to extract DNA or inject tracking devices, drugs or vaccines without the person’s knowledge or consent.

Software engineer Alan Lovejoy explains:

“Such a device could be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera, microphone. It could land on you and then use its needle to take a DNA sample with the pain of a mosquito bite. Or it could inject a micro RFID tracking device under your skin. It could land on you and stay, so that you take it with you into your home. Or it could fly into a building through a window. There are well-funded research projects working on such devices with such capabilities.”

Would mosquito drones ever be used for such a blatant violation of civil rights?  Considering that the government has already shown itself willing to violate the medical rights of its citizens by forcing the use of chemotherapy on sick children and restricting the right to decline vaccinations and even use force their use during times of “pandemic”, I would say the answer to that question is “most definitely.”

Fortunately, the ability of the human spirit to creatively resist subjugation is always surprising, so no doubt numerous ways will be uncovered to disarm and avoid being violated by these drones as these technologies become more widely used by both public and private enterprises – all in the name of “safety” and “public health”.


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sources:  Roaches, Mosquitoes, and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

Insect Spy Drone

Picture Credit

Comments (104)

  • Kathy


    You always amaze me with the breadth and depth of content on your blog. Wow! and Yikes!!!!

    April 24th, 2013 7:46 am Reply
  • Kristy Johnston

    Thanks so much for the article.

    April 24th, 2013 9:40 am Reply
  • How To Man Guide

    Absolutely amazing. That mosquito drone is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen…. with the potential of being the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. What kind of world is our children and grandchildren inheriting?!

    April 24th, 2013 10:59 am Reply
  • David

    Super fascinating. Not only is the invasion of privacy and violation of civil rights frightening, but the possibility of using these mosquito bots for biological warfare.

    April 24th, 2013 11:12 am Reply
  • Lizzy

    Ugh…Why can’t these people just leave the human race alone? It’s like they are OBSESSED with control.

    April 24th, 2013 11:15 am Reply
    • roberta

      I know what you mean, it seems that there are people who are convinced they are gods or something and should rule over others and their views and opinions should be made laws and enforced against everyone else, it is history repeating itself again, this time not only do they have the ambition now they have the technology that rulers in times past did not have,making it virtually impossible to escape their cages. at leastin the past you could dissappear and continue life without them knowing where you were at.

      April 27th, 2013 7:43 pm Reply
  • Mindy, The Homespun ARTisan

    Horrific. Astounding. Where do we draw the line??? I’m appalled. Technology may well be the end of us…

    April 24th, 2013 11:48 am Reply
  • wendell

    I had a large drone fly over the trailer my Mama lives in about 12:30 am one night and I wish I had took my video camera to the window when I looked out. It had no propellers or I couldn’t see them and it sounded like it had electric motors. I write lots of emails and letters to my congress and senate leaders about subjects ranging from raw milk to medical cannabis, hemp and guns and how they knew I stayed with my elderly mama and looked after her at night, doesn’t really surprise me. This was a large drone and it had a searchlight on the nose of the plane and one on each side and they were looking for what, I don’t know. Spooky…Those mosquito drones frighten me more than the predator drones. The predator drones could fire a hellfire missile or an incendiary device and it would be written off as an unfortunate fire or gas explosion. But, if those mosquito drones can remove DNA and other blood samples, they can also inject poisons or viruses like aids. I never have trusted the government and I never will.

    April 24th, 2013 11:51 am Reply
  • Mo

    Hummm. Not sure how I feel about this post. My husband flies drones for a living, which provides us with a wonderful life. I no longer have to worry about his safety in the air since he is firmly planted on the ground.

    Also I believe if you are a normal boring citizen like myself there is no need to worry about these micro drones. I don’t grow pot in my living room, or make bombs in my bathroom. The government would have to be pretty board to “check” on us with one of these. It would also be a lot cheaper for the government to just order me to vaccinate my son.

    My first thought when reading this was about that poor little boy who was taken off the school bus and kept hostage in that under ground bunker. How marvelous it could have been to have a little mosquito fly in there to get surveillance videos and then put some chemical into that nut jobs body to end the stand off.

    Unless you’re a terrorist, if your worried about this in your own life then I think you think way too highly of yourself.

    April 24th, 2013 11:55 am Reply
    • Megan

      dont be to sure your safe! End times!

      April 25th, 2013 8:32 am Reply
      • Anthony


        That’s exactly how things progress to dictatorship, totalitarianism and oppression (in whatever form). People are thankful for jobs, and they assume that it’s only to regulate bad people. Power and money have always led society to oppression, and adding technology like this in is very concerning.

        A person must look down the road to see potential for abuse in order to see where it could go. Our naive society is not capable of discretionary supervision of g0vernment management of technology, liberty-stripped legislation and/or money supply. Part of this is because it is too big and powerful, and there is no transparency.

        Please refer to history for the path the US is on; it’s been done before.


        April 25th, 2013 12:00 pm Reply
    • roberta

      you don’t have to be doing anything unlawful, it matters not they might just not like your looks, your ideas, or your opinions, they are interested in control not in preventing terrorism, pretty soon, most wont’ believe me but the governement in the united nations will turn on false religion (babylon the great the empire of false religion) and destory all supporters close the churches and turn on perfectly innocent people who are no threat ot the goverment, they have a totally different agenda then you and me, in fact they are being manevered to unify to destroy babylon the great and are not even aware of it. but that would be along post to explain that. i am not breaking any laws and mind my own business yet i don’t trust the government or corporations or wealthy people of the world for as far as I can throw an elephant since they lie most of the time. and they hide behind color of law to do what they do too.those who are honest in government are unable to turn the tide either despite good intentions andwe all know about good intentions don’t we?

      April 27th, 2013 7:51 pm Reply
    • Svetlana

      Stalin once said “If you take a chicken and pluck all of its feathers, but conditon it with feed — he will love you nonetheless” (paraphrased). My great grandfather died in a labor camp in the Siberian TAGA bc of this wicked mindset. And my grandfather &father were born in a labor camp in result of it. God saved my family and brought us to this Nation. And now it’s being torn apart. Wake up!!

      November 8th, 2013 9:28 pm Reply
      • Joann

        Svetlana, Good point. God bless you and your family and continue to believe. You are obviously strong and God fearing people. :)

        November 9th, 2013 12:19 am Reply
  • Michelle

    You are going far down the rabbit hole now…. no turning back.
    Once you are on the outside looking in it is a whole different perspective.

    April 24th, 2013 12:03 pm Reply
  • Kat

    Disturbing to say the least. Good article though.

    April 24th, 2013 12:04 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    Fear mongering and partially inaccurate – that mosquito drone does not currently exist other than as a goal. What do you propose we actually DO about it? Where is the paragraph about getting legal and written political action to tie the hands of unscrupulous government that would abuse this type of technology?

    April 24th, 2013 12:04 pm Reply
    • Guest

      *Correction* You BELIEVE they don’t currently exist..

      April 24th, 2013 2:11 pm Reply
      • Kelly

        Whether or not they currently exist, this post is fear mongering and offering absolutely no solutions or steps to take to ensure civil liberties.

        April 26th, 2013 8:26 pm Reply
        • Denise

          Presenting information is not fear mongering. People will draw their own conclusions and do their own research. In doing so, they will learn what they can do to make a difference. Or, like some, they will scoff and stick their heads in the sand, believing all will continue as it is.

          April 26th, 2013 8:33 pm Reply
  • Judith

    Mosquito drones are indeed horrifying. I had heard about them before, but thought they were only for surveillance. That’s bad enough. But to be able to inject something into someone this way without consent is just terrible. I wonder how we could defend against such a device!

    April 24th, 2013 12:08 pm Reply
  • Mrs. Maddox

    Are those of us who cherish our liberty not grieved to hear that Rand Paul has flip flopped about his stand on the use of drones. It does not matter how many terrorist incidents like what happened in Boston or Oklahoma City or New York or a hundred more bombings, we need men of strong resolve and level head – like Patrick Henry – who will not trade our liberty for security. “Give me liberty or give me death”.

    And folks, just as we know that we do not get our rights from state government, but from our Creator, it is also true that the state government cannot give us liberty either. The liberty that our country has enjoyed for the last couple of centuries has only come from God, the only source of liberty.

    Having turned our back on God, the constitution cannot guarantee our liberty. That’s because, as John Adams said about our constitution, he said that it was only good for a moral and religious (which meant Christian) people and that it was wholy inadequate for the governance of any other people.

    It’s the same immoral greed that’s behind the big corporations like Monsanto and big pharmacies that is behind the proliferation of all this drone technology.

    April 24th, 2013 12:11 pm Reply
    • Sarah


      April 25th, 2013 11:09 am Reply
    • Liz

      Amen from me too.

      May 11th, 2013 2:49 am Reply
  • Aliyanna

    As a Native American, I would believe in the total capacity of the government to harm or destroy the common man. Any government that is guilty of systematic genocide as this one is,L is capable of anything at anytime to anyone whom they perceive as a threat. Count on it!!! That’s why they hate the revival of traditional foods and biomedical….they work and are hard to control.

    April 24th, 2013 12:31 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    Thank you for the interesting article. I did want to mention though that from my reading, much of this technology seems to be in the research phase and does not actually exist even in a prototype. They still have a long way to go before they could have mosquito drones. According to Snopes, the above picture is just a mock-up and not real.

    April 24th, 2013 1:14 pm Reply
  • Kelly H.

    Seriously? This propagates radicalism. Those that spout we want no government involvement in our lives should go live in a 3rd world country who have no defense, support, infrastructure, regulated power supply, stable currency, funding for medical advancement, a proper education system, etc., etc. Critically speaking against our government and country is quite ludicrous for we take for granted how well we have it here in America and how hard our government works for us. I’m not saying I agree with everything they do, but there is no way we can EVER please all. But our system works for the most part and it is highly doubtful it will collapse in the coming century or turn against us and violate all our civil rights. If some minor infractions are needed to keep me safe, so be it. I have nothing to hide and if some surveillance catches me picking my nose… oh well!

    April 24th, 2013 1:36 pm Reply
    • Megan

      dont forget to get your micro chip for health care in the next 5 years. Then don’t wine when you can’t get into heaven because you got the mark. after all you believe the Gov is there to protect you not harm you.

      April 25th, 2013 8:40 am Reply
    • Denise

      Kelly H. That’s what the Germans said when Hitler made their lives easier – at first. Keep drinking the koollaid! “Critically speaking against our government and country is quite ludicrous . . .”? That’s what the Founding Fathers did – and it bought YOUR freedom! Wake up!

      April 25th, 2013 6:46 pm Reply
  • Kara

    I agree fully with Kelly – this picture is of a CONCEPT DESIGN and doesn’t exist in real application. More to the point, a drone big enough to carry an entire vaccine as a payload would be way bigger than a carpenter bee and probably very conspicuous and “swat-able.”

    April 24th, 2013 1:46 pm Reply
  • Tiffani Beckman-McNeil

    Thanks for writing about this Sarah.

    April 24th, 2013 2:23 pm Reply
  • Denise

    My fellow Christians who are up on eschatology will understand when I say that this might be the way Antichrist can keep tabs on everyone in the world after bringing in his one world government. Pretty amazing they can do this.

    April 24th, 2013 2:49 pm Reply
  • Kelly H.

    I don’t understand when I leave a comment that disagrees with Sarah, it never seems to post. This tells me Sarah censures. And that is sad. For all opinions when spoken diplomatically and without hatred should be accepted. If censure is happening, than the discussion is very one sided. Odd, something that Sarah speaks out against often.

    April 24th, 2013 3:01 pm Reply
  • Kathleen

    Well, I think the mosquito could be slapped to submission, and put in a glass jar, then held for ransom on the open market, no doubt, for a pretty penny. lol

    So, a big butterfly net is the counter invention. Big money in the finders keepers after market I’m sure. 😉

    I’ve also successfully caught a cockroach too. I’d like to challenge the RC operator for some fun. I can totally see a major operation getting eaten up by a bird in flight, then digested and eventually dropped from the sky onto my car rooftop. It happens every day now already, so why not with a drone inside the bird droppings. Then down the drain at the car wash … quite the data to be gathering, useful, not so much, hours of boring video, you betcha!

    April 24th, 2013 3:33 pm Reply
  • Joyce

    What about for our liberty and freedom!? America doesn’t even seem to care about this anymore. it’s whatever Big Government says. It’s for my “safety”.

    April 24th, 2013 3:36 pm Reply
  • Julie

    Am I the only one thinking “BIG BROTHER”?

    April 24th, 2013 3:38 pm Reply
  • Karen

    People, before you get all worked up about this, here’s a link to bring you back down to earth.

    April 24th, 2013 4:18 pm Reply
    • Bebe

      Snopes lost all credibility with me when I did a search on aspartame and the result was a letter directly from an FDA goon. They are obviously censored. Once credibility is lost, nothing they say can be trusted to be full disclosure.

      April 29th, 2013 2:29 pm Reply
  • Kelli

    “Technology causes as many problems as it solves.”
    Indeed, drones are very concerning as it relates to privacy and health. Humans are playing with rocks again without realizing the long-term consequences.

    April 24th, 2013 5:23 pm Reply
  • Rebecca C

    The government is sick! It’s really evil what they are doing. Most of the people in this country are considered extreme by this government just by being a veteran, going to church, owning guns, making comments on the internet! If you think this is nothing you need to worry about, think again!

    April 24th, 2013 7:12 pm Reply
  • Donnie

    A. Jones has been talking about drones for years and they called him a nut. Every thing he talks about, he has documentation to back it up. I am so glad that someone else is talking about the things that most don’t believe. Maybe they will now. It’s good to hear people are waking up!

    April 24th, 2013 8:43 pm Reply
    • jason and lisa

      thank you donnie!!! ive been going on for years about this stuff and people look at me like i have 9 heads.. amazing that this is where our tax dollars go while our government sinks our country in to the ground.. our grandparents would roll over in their graves if they knew what we have done with the freedom that they fought so hard for…

      -jason and lisa-

      April 24th, 2013 11:49 pm Reply
    • Helen T

      Terrific recent interview with Alex on Coast to Coast AM:

      April 25th, 2013 3:05 am Reply
  • Orenda

    Here’s another reason to take joy in my fly swatter.

    April 24th, 2013 10:17 pm Reply
  • jason and lisa

    why do all of my comments await moderation??

    April 24th, 2013 11:50 pm Reply
  • jason and lisa

    lol.. ok i’ll stop..

    April 24th, 2013 11:50 pm Reply
  • Wynette

    This is very interesting considering the message I listened to last night based on Revelations Chapter 9. I have been pondering what it could all mean. This is really giving me food for thought! Very Interesting Indeed!
    Here in Revelations it talks about something … Could it be drones???
    6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
    7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
    8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
    9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
    10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
    11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

    April 25th, 2013 12:10 am Reply
  • Helen T

    Incredible! Thanks for this insightful posting, Sarah.

    With stories like these, WHY people don’t believe in conspiracy theories is beyond me!

    April 25th, 2013 2:55 am Reply
  • Lucy

    I’m disappointed with this. I have always enjoyed your site, but I think this is a bit of scare mongering. I think Kelly’s response was a good one!

    April 25th, 2013 7:00 am Reply
  • wendell

    America was forged in Revolution and a lot of people didn’t see the danger of having a King on a throne in England dictating what Americans could do and what taxes they would pay. Now we have King Obama-Wanna-Be and you still have people thinking well I’m not doing anything wrong so I’m exempt from any hassle and the government just wants to get those “BAD” people and I’ll be fine. In World War 2, someone said; when they came after the Jews, I said nothing. When they came after the Bad people, the gypsy’s and other undesirables, I said nothing. Now they’ve came for me and nobody is left to speak for me. Why didn’t I speak up when there was still time to speak. Thanks Sarah, we need to know what’s going on so we can speak out before it’s too late. What are all the good people who are doing nothing wrong going to do when the operator’s of these drones decide to view you or your children taking a bath or worse and post it on the internet? The government used the war on drugs to destroy most of the constitution and bill of rights and George Bush used the 911 attacks to destroy the Posse Commitatus act that prevented the military from having authority to arrest and detain civilians except in times of national emergency and even then they had to work with local authority. Now Barack Obama wants to not only take our guns away because of the acts of deranged killers, while the federal government declined to prosecute tens of thousands of crimes of gun violence and trying to obtain firearms by convicted felons. They want to go after the law abiding people, the good people for the acts of insane or criminal perpetrators and make excuses for not enforcing the gun laws already on the books. How many helpless unborn babies were aborted today? The government wants one thing and one thing only and that is total control of our lives from the cradle to the grave to help perpetuate their stereotype of the new world order that doesn’t want free thinkers or open minded people with common sense and decency. If gay marriage passes like abortion, how long will it be before NAMBA is also allowed. The national man/boy association openly and proudly declared their right to have sex with little boys when they marched in Bill Clinton’s inaugural parade and the Democrats seem to think this is a civil right’s issue, also. Where does it end and when do people say enough is enough? What isn’t taboo anymore?

    April 25th, 2013 9:22 pm Reply
  • Bebe

    The potential of technology to invade our privacy is real, whether these are in design stage or not. The truth is our government has become increasingly callous about personal liberty and we have to stay on guard. Speaking of the truth: Snopes itself is censured so how can they be a trusted source? Look up aspartame on snopes and you will find a carefully crafted response directly from the FDA.

    April 26th, 2013 9:25 pm Reply
  • How To Man Guide

    Seen the new GI Joe yet? They used them on there. Even GI Joe couldn’t do anything about them. We’re helpless against mosquito drones. I’m thinking we should create a spray-on liquid that has magnetic properties to short-circuit the drones. Of course, we’ll have to capture a drone mosquito first to do a test on it.

    April 26th, 2013 9:29 pm Reply
  • Disability Help

    There can’t be “any going back”. The government is either paranoid or have an agenda. Releasing drones by the thousands in the skies over the US means in their minds that something is coming down the pike they feel the need to be prepared for.

    I wish them all the best with the little robo nano bots. The American people don’t live in bubbles. We live and breath and communicate amongst each other. I truly believe that most of our elected officials haven’t been around their constituents enough. The sheeple will only follow along for just so long before they catch on.

    April 26th, 2013 10:48 pm Reply
  • Angela Blazek Salinas via Facebook

    “Unwarranted surveillance”. They should have outlawed the so-called “smart meters” then too.

    April 27th, 2013 1:20 pm Reply
  • Angela Blazek Salinas via Facebook

    They’re mandatory where I live.

    April 27th, 2013 1:21 pm Reply
  • Sheila Ealey via Facebook


    April 27th, 2013 1:21 pm Reply
  • Nicki Morin Black via Facebook

    Good, and yet the government can call an emergency whenever they want, thus nullifying the ban. Until we Wake Up, and vote out this government and the controlling powers that be, we will not see true freedom.

    April 27th, 2013 1:25 pm Reply
  • Denise Gallie Rollick via Facebook

    I doubt your post had much to do with it. This info has been out there for a while. But your post surely made others aware of it who were not before.

    April 27th, 2013 1:25 pm Reply
  • Holly Delahaye via Facebook

    It’s escalating and TPTB are working harder to erode our personal freedoms more than ever.

    April 27th, 2013 1:29 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    Denise Gallie Rollick One thing is for sure, it didn’t hurt :))

    April 27th, 2013 1:31 pm Reply
  • Monica McKnight via Facebook

    I believe each and everyone of us has the power to make a difference. It only takes one spark to light a fire :)

    April 27th, 2013 1:48 pm Reply
  • Angela Broadbent via Facebook


    April 27th, 2013 2:27 pm Reply
  • Denise Gallie Rollick via Facebook

    No kidding! Wish we had more people who are bold enough to post all this stuff. Like about Common Core, GMOs and Agenda 21. Complacency, ignorance and disinterest kill a nation. Thanks for being “at the front”.

    April 27th, 2013 2:30 pm Reply
    • Mrs. Brown

      I am a science teacher in Arizona. I have read over all the common core standards and I think they are pretty rigorous. Also standards are a minimum not maximum. Teachers can always go above and beyond what the standards require. However, the common core standards require more critical thinking, more analysis, more in general from students. I realize that Common Core standards take away state control, but states can develop legislation that will allow them to opt out of the common core. Also, common core was not created by the government. It was written by private teachers who were tired of the decline in the quality of education across our country. Common core is the product of involved citizens.

      April 28th, 2013 12:00 pm Reply
      • Denise

        Sorry, that is not true. I have read about this extensively and it is not an innocent improvement in core educational standards. Why were none of the citizens involved parents? Here is information:

        April 28th, 2013 6:40 pm Reply
        • Mrs. Brown

          Well, I guess I put too much trust in my principal. On SO many things I do my own research (especially when it comes to health, wellness, food, and the like). I don’t have kids yet (unless you count my students), so maybe that is why I didn’t dig further on this one. I am sorry to have made that claim Denise. I was given flawed information from someone I trusted. Thank you SO SO much for this link. Since I am still in education I will be sharing this with everyone I know!

          April 28th, 2013 8:28 pm Reply
          • Denise

            How refreshing! I try to be open and admit when information presented proves me wrong. Not many people will read something unless it supports their point of view. Thank you for being willing to do that. It is why you are a teacher. Knowledge is important, but full knowledge in its context is even more important.

            Continue to share!

            April 28th, 2013 10:52 pm
  • Cary Bichara via Facebook

    I don’t know about Governor Scott’s law ” Freedom from unwarranted surveillance act”. He is probably passing a fast one on us. Can’t trust any of them. I’m with Nicki Black, but were do we find the new people to put in our new government?!!

    April 27th, 2013 2:31 pm Reply
  • Ron Perkins via Facebook

    We can hope Colorado will follow suit with Florida.

    April 27th, 2013 2:43 pm Reply
  • Erin Kissel Mincks via Facebook

    Snopes is NOT a reliable source of information. It is a website run by a husband wife combo with NO journalistic background, just a license to google. Even if these things are not currently happening we can all agree that we are losing more freedoms daily and we need to stand up and let them know we will not accept this!

    April 27th, 2013 2:47 pm Reply
  • Erin Kissel Mincks via Facebook

    Snopes is NOT a reliable source of information. It is a website run by a husband wife combo with NO journalistic background, just a license to google. Even if these things are not currently happening we can all agree that we are losing more freedoms daily and we need to stand up and let them know we will not accept this!

    April 27th, 2013 2:47 pm Reply
  • Dacia Foote via Facebook

    I have heard that snopes is a questionable source, but not having a journalistic background is not sufficient basis for throwing their views out. Does anyone have links to validate snopes site or not?

    April 27th, 2013 3:38 pm Reply
  • Tracy Beteta via Facebook

    I know about GMO’s and Agenda 21, but I will look up Common Core. That is a new one for me. Most American’s don’t believe that our gov’t is corrupt and blindly sit by and let their freedoms be taken from them one at a time. IF people don’t wake up and get involved in making positive changes we are doomed as a nation.

    April 27th, 2013 4:20 pm Reply
    • Mrs. Brown


      I made a comment about Common Core standards above. You might want to read.

      April 28th, 2013 12:03 pm Reply
  • Robert Powell via Facebook

    Dear Ms. Pope, I am an attorney in San Jose, who handles not only juvenile dependency cases, but sues CPS all over California for the unlawful removal of children. I have been contacted by others about the story you just did about the couple who took their child from Sutter to Kaiser. I would like to try and talk to them before their hearing on Monday. If it is their first hearing, it is arguably the single most important hearing. I have a lot of experience, google my name if need be – Robert R. Powell. My cell phone is 408-206-2563, my office (there now and tomorrow) 408-553-0200. Please see if they wish to talk to me, I know Sacramento well, and they know me . . .

    April 27th, 2013 4:40 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Horst Campbell via Facebook

    that is good, but still anything become an emergency. it might even be a reason for a false flag attack and use that to declare and emergency and use that to entrench spying drones regardless of that bill. see patriot act, exact same situation happened there pretty much.

    April 27th, 2013 5:18 pm Reply
  • Heather Elizabeth via Facebook

    I have a very hard time believing this is true. If it is legit, the people trying to institute this have sold their souls and should be ashamed of themselves.

    April 27th, 2013 6:32 pm Reply
  • Lori Jax via Facebook

    Great news! We do not have a “need” for such things…way to go Sarah!

    April 28th, 2013 12:40 am Reply
  • Cathy

    I can almost swear to seeing one of these last month. I was in the Lutz area of Tampa stopped at a light when I saw something that was the size of a sea gull flying just under the bottoms of the clouds. I thought it was a sea gull but there was no wing flap at all. I watched it as well as I could while driving and it glided smoothly like a bird but never saw the wings flap. Pretty sure it was a drone.

    June 30th, 2013 9:13 pm Reply
  • candice

    absolute power corrupts absolutely…. our government is a complete mockery. drones to be used regularly on domestic soil is just a time bomb waiting to erase our civil liberties. i want a revolt…but that wont happen…everyone is sick, obese or too lazy to care.. I want to move to

    July 3rd, 2013 9:06 pm Reply
    • Keri

      Why Panama?

      August 7th, 2014 11:41 pm Reply
  • SushiMole

    This is the creepiest thing I have ever heard of in my life… and I read a lot!!!

    It reminds me of 1984… the televisions that are always talking to you, watching you, and listening to you.

    I could maybe understand the benefits of “surveillance”, but the mosquito drone? Really. I’m sorry, but nobody has the right to take something out of or put something into your body without your knowledge. I don’t care what that person has done or might do… that is way beyond the line.

    July 4th, 2013 8:17 am Reply
  • cctv fort worth

    Wonderful overcome! I would like to novice whilst people modify your website, how might i personally subscribe to get a website web-site? The account assisted us a adequate offer. I was touch familiar on this your broadcast made available brilliant distinct strategy

    October 3rd, 2013 9:57 pm Reply
  • ファッション 正規品

    When someone writes an paragraph he/she maintains the plan of a user in his/her brain that
    how a user can be aware of it. Thus that’s why this piece of
    writing is great. Thanks!

    October 29th, 2013 11:46 pm Reply
  • ジャケット 推薦 ラルフローレン

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Chrome.

    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you
    know. The design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon.

    November 1st, 2013 12:09 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Although I don’t think this is beyond the realm of possibility, I’d really like to have some sources that verify it. I did look at the two that are offered but didn’t find all the information in them. Would like to read more on the subject so please share if you have anything.

    November 8th, 2013 9:28 pm Reply
  • sherry

    Thank you for this article. The days of freedom and privacy are numbered as power hungry people want to control every aspect of our lives – like we’re ecomputers. It’s great that God gave us free will because we can make choices and those that don’t have supernatural power only have the use of control to make us follow them.
    There has to be a way to confuse the RF or microwave signal to protect ourselves & I’m sure our person, homes and vehicles need guarded with this deterant.
    I also see in this article there is now ‘neural dust’ that can ‘land’ in our brains to create a connection to a computer – a brain/PC connection. These are not days to carry on as usual, but to be serious about what is around us and going on.

    November 9th, 2013 8:01 am Reply
  • Arianne

    Their blog aims are to provide the most helpful information that is, of course,
    related to their personal business services or product
    niche. See what is available inside blogs, discussion boards or anywhere else by the hopes of finding
    supporting objects.

    February 2nd, 2014 4:31 am Reply
  • Ben

    This type of Drone is already being used in the US. Activist are being infected with everything from limes disease to HIV/AIDS. The world is heading for a huge massive revolution. Have hope good always prevails.

    March 17th, 2014 2:32 am Reply
  • Melissa Field via Facebook

    This is horrifying.

    August 7th, 2014 9:19 pm Reply
  • Brice Howe via Facebook

    ugh! Not sure I can take much more (sigh) :(

    August 7th, 2014 9:36 pm Reply
  • Kelly C. Fernandes via Facebook


    August 7th, 2014 9:40 pm Reply
  • Rashid Blair via Facebook

    Who ever thinks this is a good idea is a psychopath.

    August 7th, 2014 9:44 pm Reply
  • Keri Hessel via Facebook

    Is there some sort of “drone repellent” we can use? Something that emits an electromagnetic pulse perhaps? This is beyond creepy.

    August 7th, 2014 9:56 pm Reply
  • Adrienne Creath via Facebook


    August 7th, 2014 10:07 pm Reply
  • Guisella Desouza-Blagojevic via Facebook

    I don’t like reading this stuff. Sorry. There is no real benefit to people who are fighting real issues and health conditions that require a person to be positive and most importantly happy with their life. Worrying about crap I realistically cant control the forces of, is not good for my health and since this group advocates that, this stuff is really not necessary. I would like to enjoy my life as healthy as I can, with my child and family, without always obsessively worrying about how the government is trying to harm me in every way. The stress of it is more damaging to my body. @Sarah. Please stick to your usual amazing nourishing recipes of fermented foods and healthy fats. If I want to read about frightening government conspiracies, i can always join those types of groups.

    August 7th, 2014 10:29 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Rowe via Facebook

    Fear and awareness aren’t the same thing.

    August 8th, 2014 12:49 am Reply
  • Dianne France via Facebook

    Thanks, this does concern everyone but not everyone wants to know. I understand that we can’t do much but knowledge is power.

    August 8th, 2014 9:00 am Reply
  • Patricia McNeilly via Facebook

    I talked about this awhile back and people thought I was crazy. “Our gov would never do that to Americans” they said. Yeah? Whoever trusts the gov is crazy, I say.

    August 8th, 2014 9:52 am Reply
  • Melanie H Charron via Facebook

    I think one of the inventors here on Facebook should come up with a drone zapper like a mosquito zapper- what do you think?

    August 8th, 2014 6:31 pm Reply
  • Julie Hall via Facebook

    I appreciate this information in order to simply be informed. I am not fearful, just aware. Knowledge helps people make better decisions for their health and future. Thank you.

    August 9th, 2014 11:11 am Reply
  • Sherri Miller via Facebook

    I agree with Julie, we need to be informed, but not fear.

    August 9th, 2014 12:25 pm Reply
  • John White

    Great write up Sarah. Like any new technology people will naturally we skeptical or afraid. Military nano drones can be used as war weapons but could also be used to benefit mankind. Rather than spreading disease they could use these drones to administer vaccinations. Or they could be used as a organic means of pest control. Farmers could deploy nano drones to eradicate parasites rather than spraying with harmful poison. Most of our technology is inherited for military programs. Nano tech is one of many.

    September 27th, 2014 12:59 pm Reply

Leave a Comment