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I always had my suspicions about Winnie-the-Pooh and his abominable associates. :ermm:

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:woot:.......

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Tink, this is off-topic but after your comment about my spooky story of the car locks going up and down, I learned that you were not completely joking -- that in New Jersey (which is not that far from you), there are indeed drones that check on car compliance! Yikes

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Yes indeed, and the Pentagon has banned the use of these drones by the Defense Dept. The drones are believed to be sending information back to China via satellite (surprise, surprise).

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Well, I have learned a bit about surveillance from Edward Snowden and William Binney, but...well I just don't really 'get it.' 

I do know from William Binney that the supposed purpose for the surveillance, i.e. to screen for terrorists, could have been accomplished much more efficiently than the system ultimately chosen, and without violating our constitutional rights.

But why would China want to know about me traveling through the secluded violet prairies of SW Washington State, taking delight in this year's crop of blue camas? (That's a rhetorical question, not really needing a rational response.)

Here you go, this is fairly close to what I see -- you can see the evergreen Douglas fir in the distance, trying to encroach and take things over.

Special day will help you appreciate state's native prairie | The ...

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No, they wouldn't care about the travels of 999 out of 1000 individuals, but they might want to keep tabs on the whereabouts of important persons, and study installations, commercial and/or military.

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Hmmm...well, just a few years back I woulda thought that could never happen USA, conspiracy theories were for nut cases. But now, for the time being I will accept the possibility something like that might have affected my locks. It has never happened before, and not since either. My car door acted strangely when I tried to get out, but driving again today all was back to normal.

Reminds you of the old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times!"

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Well, sure glad they caught em! :D

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