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    Whirlibird
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    #43831
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    freedom
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    The Google map system has so much details on every home. I looked up my address and there was an image of my house with the two cars we own. The same goes for my parents. I believe they have gone to fare.
    Anyone can look into all parts of your home, your front end, your back yard and more. The searcher has a plan of the outside of your home.

    #43834
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    When you add the personal information search engines to Google Maps street view, it’s astounding what’s available. Last year I foolishly bragged to someone in a group that I’d successfully removed our information from most of the major people-search engines on line (so I thought). One person in the group started laughing, but said nothing. He pulled out his smart phone, started entering things, and I smugly sat there knowing what he was doing, and “knowing” he was unlikely to find details on us. He got up, walked over to where I was, stuck the photo of our home in my face, with details of current and past addresses, kids’ names, others associated with me, etc. It was rather unnerving. I’d never heard of the site. Because of his work, he subscribes to it, but what he showed me was “just” the information available to anyone in the public, without paying any fee or disclosing any personal information to look at the site’s public information. What’s “out there” is astounding. And if a “motivated person” pays a small fee, he or she can get even more information.

    I suspect that when ISIS and Al Qaeda start really following through with their plans to attack military families, for example, they will have zero problems getting all the data they need. The criminal element in the world has gotten very good at data mining, and it’s a piece of cake to accomplish for anyone that understands how to do it. I thought I was way ahead of the game until that incident last year. This past year has been a real eye-opener for me, and led to even greater cautions. As the old saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. And more realistically, it’s not that any one person needs to necessarily feel “targeted,” the data collection is being done across the board on everyone – both by governments as well as corporations. Don’t forget those nice “little” buildings just south of the Great Salt Lake.

    Innocuously named Utah Data Center

    #43835
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    freedom
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    GeorgiaSaint, You are right. I think about what the Chinese and Russians are doing with this information? Do they have all of it saved for any future war? They know where every house is located, every business, every thing that has an address. How easy is that for them.

    #43843
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    74
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    I think we all realize that it’s not about where you live, but how vigilant and ready you are to handle bad people.

    #43844
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    freedom
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    Yes 74, so true.

    #43859
    Whirlibird
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    I think we all realize that it’s not about where you live, but how vigilant and ready you are to handle bad people.

    True but too many put too much faith on where they are and live in condition white.
    The days of not locking the doors and leaving the keys in the car are long over.

    #43864
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    I think we all realize that it’s not about where you live, but how vigilant and ready you are to handle bad people.

    True but too many put too much faith on where they are and live in condition white.
    The days of not locking the doors and leaving the keys in the car are long over.

    True, but for most it will take crime hitting close to home to change old habits. For some that will be too little too late. That said I have certainly been guilty of being in “code white” myself but I am trying to be more vigilant in my everyday life. Having spent most of my adult life in a town of 5,000 and now living in a town considerably smaller, I have never known anyone who had their home broken into, their car stolen, or who had been mugged. I do know a couple people whose cars were broken into but that was when they were in cities. It is understandable that many view crime as something that only happens someplace else. Come SHTF, small town and rural folk will wise up quickly, and most of them do have guns even if they don’t routinely carry now.

    #43877
    Whirlibird
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    My last PD job was in a town of 2000.
    As an example, we had a stolen pickup, keys left in the ignition. It was abandoned 120 miles away, the insurance didn’t pay the damages because the keys were left in it.

    Garages left open day and night. Items being stolen constantly. One gent had a rifle stolen that way, didn’t know the serial number, couldn’t remember when he had last seen it, etc.

    And that’s the great majority these days.

    I am afraid that stupidity and apathy have replaced any other hazards to most.

    My father in law, living in that same town, still doesn’t lock his doors unless he leaves town. He’s 75 and not likely to change though despite having his house burgled and guns and other items taken just a few years ago.
    Not a stupid man, just stuck in the early 60s.

    Some may wise up, but for many or kost, it may already be too late.

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