General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper drone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway)
General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper drone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway)

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

Date on which U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) launched a talking filibuster protesting John Brennan's appointment as CIA director, and raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of unmanned aircraft known as drones against U.S. civilians: 3/6/2013

Hours Paul spoke before he was forced to stop for a bathroom break: almost 13

Days after Paul launched the filibuster that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent him a letter stating that the answer to the question of whether the president has "the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil" is "no": 1

Date on which U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina scolded fellow Republicans who supported Paul's filibuster, saying he doesn't "remember any of you coming down here suggesting that President Bush was going to kill anybody with a drone": 3/7/2013

Amount in campaign contributions Graham has received from the political action committee and employees of Lockheed Martin, a leading drone maker: $45,600

Amount his campaign received from Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Atomics, other leading drone makers: $38,000

Amount in campaign contributions Graham has received from defense industry PACs overall: $242,550

Amount in campaign contributions Paul has received from defense industry PACs: $0

Number of military drones the U.S. deployed in 2002: fewer than 200

Total number the U.S. has deployed since then: 11,000

Estimated number of CIA drone strikes that have taken place overseas, a policy that Paul was not protesting in his filibuster: 410 to 426

Estimated number of civilians killed in those strikes: 423 to 944

Estimated number of children killed: 170 to 199

Number of members of the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus, also known as the "drone caucus": 49

Amount in campaign contributions members of that caucus received from political action committees associated with drone manufacturers from 2011 through mid-2012: $2.3 million

Between 2005 and 2012, amount in contracts the federal government awarded for drones: at least $12 billion

Factor by which the drone market is expected to grow over the next decade: 2

Number of companies that are now in the drone business: more than 1,000

Number of private-sector and government requests to fly drones that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved since 2007: 1,428

Number of police departments that have asked the FAA for permits to fly drones: 12

Number of commercial drones that the FAA predicts will be flying in domestic airspace by 2017: 10,000

Under a law signed last year by President Obama, date by which the FAA has to draw up rules regulating how law enforcement, the military and others may use drones in U.S. airspace:  9/2015

Date on which Charlottesville, Va. because the first city to pass an anti-drone resolution: 2/4/2013

Price of a drone-proof hoodie being sold by the British company Stealth Wear, which also offers drone-proof scarves and burqas: $481

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General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper drone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway)
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"gifts" pay for drones, but WHO is providing the "gifts"?

"drones" are used for "surveillance" as well as killing, so
FOLLOW THIS MONEY TRAIL!
There's no "sequester"
on President Obama's secret "gift" fund!

Do you think President Barack Obama is
worried about funding for the
National Foreign Intelligence Program
or the
Joint Military Intelligence Program,
or
Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities?

Not on your life!

The money is piling up for these programs,
and guess what,
it is not coming from
your taxpayer dollars!

Oh, no, no, no, no, no!

Federal Law allows President Barack Obama
to dip into a super secret fund
that you probably never heard of before!

You've heard about unlimited funds for
covert C.I.A. activity,
but
you probably haven't heard about
this secret fund
for the National Drug Control Program
that can be
diverted
upon designation
of the President of the United States
to
the National Foreign Intelligence Program
and the
Joint Military Intelligence Program
and Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities.

How does this work?

The Office of National Drug Control Policy
has an
Office of National Drug Control Policy Gift Fund.

GIFTS MAY BE RECEIVED FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
THAT MEANS ANYONE
ANYWHERE
IN THE WORLD
WHO WANTS TO PAY
FOR ANY CERTAIN TYPE
OF
"JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM"
or National Foreign Intelligence
or Tactical Intelligence
can
basically
BUY IT
WITH GIFTS
AND DONATIONS OF PROPERTY
WHICH
CAN BE CONTROLLED
BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL.

IS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
LOYAL TO YOU,
OR
LOYAL TO THE SUPER RICH PEOPLE
WHO PROVIDE GIFTS AND PROPERTY
INTO THIS FUND
FROM WHICH
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
CAN DESIGNATE FUNDS
TO HIS CHOICE
OF National Foreign Intelligence Programs,
Joint Military Intelligence Programs
and Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities?

Title 21 USCS Section 1702
http://www.loc.gov/law/
http://uscode.house.gov
Search the United State Code

21 USCS Section 1702
Office of National Drug Control Policy
21 USCS 1702 (d)(1)(2)(3)
Office of National Drug Control Policy Gift Fund
(1) Establishment. There is established
in the Treasury of the United States a fund
for the receipt of gifts,
both real and personal,
for the purpose of aiding
or facilitating
the work of the Office
under section 704(c)
[ 21 USCS Section 1703(c) ].
(2) Contributions.
The Office may accept,
hold,
and administer
contributions to the Fund.
(3) Use of amounts deposited.
Amounts deposited in the Fund
are authorized
to be appropriated,
to remain available
until expended
for authorized purposes
at the discretion
of the Director.

21 USCS Section 1703 (c)(1)
National Drug Control Program Budget
Responsibilities of National Drug Control
Program agencies.
(A) In general.
For each fiscal year, the head of each
department, agency, or program of the
Federal Government with responsibilities
under the National Drug Control Program Strategy
shall transmit to the Director a copy of the proposed
drug control budget
request of the department, agency, or program
at the same time as that budget request
is submitted to their superiors
(and before the submission to the
Office of Management and Budget)
in the preparation of the
budget of the President
submitted to Congress
under
section 1105(a) of Title 31, United States Code.

21 USCS Section 1703 (d) (1)
(d) Powers of the Director.
In carrying out subsection (b),
the Director may
(1) select, appoint, employ,
and
fix compensation
of such officers and employees
of the Office
as may be necessary to carry out
the functions of the Office
under this title.

21 USCS Section 1703 (d) (5)
Powers of the Director
(5) accept
and use
gifts
and
donations
of property
from Federal, State and local government
agencies,
and
from the private sector,
as authorized
in section 703(d)
[ 21 USCS Section 1702 (d) ]

21 USCS Section 1701 (3), (5), (7)(A)
Definitions
In this title:
(3) Drug. The term "drug" has the meaning given
the term "controlled substance"
in section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act
( 21 U.S.C. 802(6) ).
(5) Fund. The term "Fund" means the fund
established under section
703(d)
[ 21 USCS Section 1702 (d).
(7) National drug control program.
The term "National Drug Control Program Agency"
means any agency
that is responsible for implementing any aspect
of the National Drug Control Strategy,
including any agency
that receives Federal funds to implement any aspect
of the National Drug Control Strategy,
but does not include
any agency
that receives funds
for drug control activity solely under the
National Foreign Intelligence Program,
the Joint Military Intelligence Program
or Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities,
unless such agency
has been designated
(A) by the President;
or
(B) jointly by the Director and head of the agency.
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