Group flies blimp over NSA building in protest

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  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    June 27, 2014 5:06 p.m.

    Amazing how we can spend this much money we don't have to spy on citizens, yet totally fail to curtail the ongoing invasion of our own homeland by miscellaneous uncontrolled entrants from who knows where. But that old financial incentive by way of the Federal-dollar carrot will continue to blind many a politician and community. "They're bringing their facility to Utah!" Wonderful. And why? And who's paying, and for how long? And when will we wake up and realize that we're being robbed of our resources and our freedoms just because a few politicians and other special interests say it's necessary?

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 27, 2014 3:37 p.m.

    Wow... this really builds awareness.

    If people didn't know the data center was there before... they sure know now (because it's out where the blimp was).

    I wonder how many people saw the blimp, and could read the protest message, and got their awareness that way. Vs how many are getting it from the bevy of media coverage of what he did. I'll bet it's at least 100 to 1.

    Might as well have skipped trucking the blimp up here and just got the DesNews and KSL to give them some free publicity.

    I sure hope that was a solar-powered truck you used to haul it up here Green Peace...

  • Y-Ask-Y? Provo, UT
    June 27, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    I spit on the ground in Saratoga Springs to protest.

  • Healthy Skeptic Saratoga Springs, UT
    June 27, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    Wow....that hit's 'em where it hurts. I drove by the Data Center just the other day to protest it.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 27, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    I didn't see anything that said they were forced to land. The article clearly states that no agencies confronted them. Are you talking about the same article we're commenting on?


    flew a blimp over the data center with a banner that stated: "NSA. Illegally spying below."... Then they tweet, "Best place on earth to watch a sunrise: from an airship over the Utah NSA data center, with a big banner demanding an end to mass spying"...

    How is that, "Demanding" an end to mass spying.

    IF that's their idea of a "Demand"... they need to read "rules for radicals" or go back to radical-school. That's a pretty weak-sauce "demand" if you ask me.


    Re: "based on the number of cars he saw pulled over to watch, It ended up making the splash we wanted to"...

    What... 10 people pulled over, and that's the "splash" they were looking for?

    If the DesNews hadn't reported this... almost 100% of the worlds population wouldn't even know it happened.

    Without this article... almost nobody (even in Utah) would know it happened!

  • abbadabba Tucson, AZ
    June 27, 2014 11:35 a.m.

    Why say this isn't an environmental disaster? Can you fathom the wasted energy they demand daily for this fools' errand? That means wasted water, too.

    I laughed reading about how many times the Germans had to endure power outages (over 100!) caused by our expanding spy center installed under their noses until we finally had enough back up power installed there. Would we tolerate such imposition to spy on us on our own soil, too? Seems to me folks don't see the problem.

    "We gotta tell the world about Utah, because nobody seems to know..."

    Randy Newman

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    June 27, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    Headline, on the main page, says the Blimp was forced to land. So who forced the Blimp to land? The reason is not mentioned in the news story. Basic Journalism 101: Who, What, Where, When and Why.

  • southmtnman Provo, UT
    June 27, 2014 9:47 a.m.

    We in Utah must all be so proud.

  • AT Elk River, MN
    June 27, 2014 9:41 a.m.

    What was the other message? You don't know or don't want to share?