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Techies Concerned Over NSA Surveillance Will March In D.C., Proclaiming ‘Stop Watching Us

” Organizers hope to draw a couple of thousand protesters to the rally and march, set to kick off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in front of Union Station before moving to the Reflecting Pool at the Capitol. Speakers will include Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and former Army Lt. Dan Choi, who is a gay-rights activist.” 

Capitol Reflecting Pool Cam

” Hosted by a hodgepodge coalition that includes the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islamic Relations as well as libertarian-leaning groups such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute and FreedomWorks, the Stop Watching Us organizers hope for a diverse crowd that includes the Internet-weary. No need to RSVP by name: Just show up! Don’t worry about those addresses they’re collecting from you — it’s just to let lawmakers know that an actual constituent has shown up; no other use for the data planned.

But it’s the Internet-savvy who represent the beating heart of the movement. At a training session Friday morning on the Hill, a few gray-haired activists and policy wonks stood out in a crowd dominated by the postgrad vibe — beards, glasses, shaggy hair — of techies on their day off from the cubicle farm.”


    Click the picture above to go to the Washington Monument Earthcam  that provides a live feed of the National Mall and can be zoomed in to see the Capitol Reflecting Pool , albeit a bit pixilated . Union Station , being a transportation hub is devoid of street cameras so this is the only live view that we could locate to watch the demonstration . 

 Here are some links to traffic cameras in the area . Perhaps viewers with a better knowledge of the DC area can find other viewing alternatives .

TrafficLand Cameras

DDOT Cameras

   Here is a map of the area involved today including Union Station and the roads leading to the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

The Parade Kicks Off At 11:45 est



Earthcam NYC Columbus Day Parade




” We invite everyone to be a part of the Columbus Day Parade in New York City today! Starting at 11:45am ET, watch from our live camera perched high above Fifth Avenue and see 35,000 marchers make their way from 47th Street to 72nd Street. This annual event, which includes colorful floats and exciting musical performances, draws nearly 1 million spectators! “










Stunning Time-Lapse Video Released For 9/11 Anniversary Shows One World Trade Center’s Spectacular Rise Over The Past Nine Years




” A moving time-lapse video released to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks shows the nine-year construction of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center from the ruins of Ground Zero.

Produced using hundreds of thousands of high definition cameras positioned overlooking the building site, the video was produced by EarthCam and unveils the assembly of the 104-story building which is the tallest in the Western hemisphere.

Starting from the ground and then up, the beginning of the time-lapse shows the cleared area left by the collapsed North and South tower’s become a huge construction site and culminates in the installation of the huge 408-foot, 758-ton silver spire that now tops out the skyscraper.”




As a bonus here is a GoPro video of the spire being lifted into place atop the new building .



Enjoy !