Churchorganist spots increase in military vehicles after posting to earlier "Bad News for New York" thread. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I told a web friend that I would start checking the Albany-Schenectady area concerning increased military vehicles spotted. The small Army National Guard Armery in Schenectady that used to hold a few vehicles now has eighteen personnel carriers (the large Dodge trucks ala WW II style) and Humvees behind Armery, no, not white, but green. Is it illegal to take a photo of military equipment behind a fence? I would think that vehicles from Camp Drum would be closer to Utica or Syracuse and in transit. Could these vehicles be important for the access to Thruway and Northway conections? Never saw this number here before.

-- churchorganist (, October 21, 1999


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Is this the address of the location you're referring to:


Perhaps a digital, elevated photo could be snapped from a taller building in the area for posting at a web site?

Perhaps someone else could cite--chapter and verse!--any law that would make it "illegal to take a hpoto of military equipment behind a fence?"

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (, October 21, 1999.

I just posted a private note to you Bob- I was talkng about the downtown site behind the Union Hall by General Electric. Will check out the Hillside site Thurs. Now that I think about it, maybe they are there for help for General Electric Plant also?

-- churchorganist (, October 21, 1999.

If you want to check an aerial (sattelite) photo of anywhere, including Albany, try this: (I'm not sure how often it's updated) (You can zoom in to any area, neighborhood)

-- former Albanian (, October 21, 1999.

Response to Churchorganist spots increase in military vehicles after posting to earlier "Bad News for New York" thread.

Church Organist, where in Guilderland are you?

-- Spidey (in@jam.vanWie), October 21, 1999.

Dear S: For obvious reasons I paint with a big brush! Lets just say for slight clarification that my church is in Guilderland near route 20, a few miles west of Crossgates Mall. Live closer to Schenectady. Point was, have not been to Albany airport area more than once a week (earlier NY topic) but will look at whole area more often now until Jan. (?) in my business and shopping travels. 'nuff said!

-- churchorganist (, October 21, 1999.

Whenever I want to show friends or colleagues the extent of the Tinfoil paranoia, I just refer them to this forum. Thanks churchorganist, you gave us all a good laugh...

-- Y2K Pro (, October 21, 1999.

"Thanks churchorganist, you gave us all a good laugh..."

Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!

Y2K Pro really helps me know what to think! I ALWAYS go to him for advice!! Larry and Moe do too!!!

-- curley (, October 21, 1999.

Just used terraserver this week to ID lakes and ponds around the house. The photos I used were taken in '96

-- BH (, October 21, 1999.

Hey Churchorganist! I went to highschool just on the other side of the river, in East Greenbush, Columbia HS. Heard the recent blurb about Crossgates and had to laugh; lots of friends' kids hang there. Don't know how old you are, but I remember when 787 was a new road. Heck, I remember when Colonie Center opened. I must be older than I thought.

Don't live there anymore, not in many years, but still get down your way a couple of times a year. I'm shy about current details, including e-mail (back 18 months ago when I started here, I used my real name & addy, and got more spam than the Fifth Army in WWII. No more of that!)

I will ask cousins, etc. about updates in the area. Even though they are still DGI, they like to look for signs. Strange, huh?

I think you're right about controlling the Thruway/Northway. I have been thinking for some time that the military would be wasting its time trying to control the citizenry - better to simply control the thoroughfares & arteries. The number & armament of units is no where near enough to control, say, New York City, but a few strategically located points of control along the Thruway & Turnpikes would keep things in hand, especially if there is no other means of travel than auto or foot.

I ramble; forgive me.

-- Arewyn (, October 21, 1999.


if you feel comfortable, drop me an e-?? Methinks we may share some acquaintances.

Chuck, who hasn't changed his e- since he got one, eons ago (it seems)

-- Chuck, a night driver (, October 21, 1999.

Hey Pro, please tell IBM there is no problem.

-- Mike Lang (, October 21, 1999.

Why, do you think the UN is going to invade IBM? Tinfoils...

-- Y2K Pro (, October 21, 1999.

I'm a National Guard member. All units across the nation have been notified to have all their road vehicles parked at the armories for the 1st of January incase they are needed. All units are scheduled to drill on the 1st and 2nd January as well. You will probably notice more vehicles parked at your local armory from now until after the 1st. I pray that they won't be needed, but I feel that they will. Luck to all and God bless us all. Carl.

-- carl eschbach (, October 21, 1999.

just wanted to say,, I have just retired from the army national guard, and the best answer i can give about your local armories,, is to walk up to them go inside and ask. they are regular folks just like you,, the true citizen militia. bet ya get straight answers

-- paul (, October 21, 1999.

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