Thursday, March 11, 2010

First IRS, Now Dept. Of Education Buying Shotguns?

Earlier I posted about the IRS requisition of new shotguns. Not to be outdone, the Dept. of Edu. has decided to buy a few (27 to be exact) Remington model 870 police tactical shotguns.
Now I can at least understand why the IRS would be buying them. But the Dept. of Edu.? What in the hell would the public school system need 27 Remington 870's for?

>>>Original order here.
>>>Updated order here.

>>>From the Aggregator in Chief, Drudge.

(Note: After reading the orders, I noticed that the destination location of the original order has been replaced, along with the contact information ~ Philo)

From updated order:
Contracting Office Address:
550 12th Street, SW, 7th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20202
Primary Point of Contact.:
Holly Le,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 202-245-6070
Fax: 202-245-6297
Secondary Point of Contact:
Sherese Perrin Lewis,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-245-6235
Fax: 202-245-6296

From original order, now removed from updated order:
Place of Delivery:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General
c/o: Gary Pawlak, Special Agent
500 West Madison Street - Suite 1414
Chicago, IL 60661

(**Note, Part 2 A thought just occurred to me. Could it be that the government is getting intelligence on a possible terrorist attack on a school district? The Islamo-fascists did that in Russia with terrible results. Just speculation on my part. I cannot for the life of me think of any other reason why the Dept. of Edu. would need weapons like this, unless they're bracing for Beslan style attack here. More information on the Beslan school attack in Russia and it's implications in America.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Daily News Brief

I have a few moments while the paint is drying, so I thought I'd drop a daily news brief.
Let's see what's going on in the world today:

>>>Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y), who was going to resign amid allegations that he had sexually harassed a male staffer has done an abrupt 180, now claiming that the charge is an attempt by the White House get rid of him. Massa claims that the reason the White House wants to see him gone is because he will oppose Obama's attempt to create a socialized medical system similar to the debacle in Europe and Canada. Massa'a change of heart came in part from a bizarre episode in which he claims a naked Rahm Emanuel confronted him in the shower at a gym.

>>>In what may turn out to be the opening salvo in a much larger open, global conflict, China has launched an unprecedented series of cyber attacks on American and Eu intelligence and government networks. So far the attacks have fallen into two basic categories: attempting to shut down power systems and stealing intelligence information. While the US and Britain have been actively fighting back against the attacks, the intelligence apparatus of EU member-states has been essentially paralyzed.

>>>Not content to build nuclear weapons, Iran has announced it has began production of a new cruise missile. This is especially worrisome for America, who's ability to use "force projection" to ensure stability, protect her international interests, and her own security relies heavily on it's carrier-based battle groups. Nearly impenetrable, the carrier-based battle groups are susceptible to attacks by surface-to-surface missiles. A fact that America has tried to address by beefing up not only its anti-missile laser defense capabilities, but it's Aegis defense systems. Not to mention redesigning the US south-east Asian military conflict strategy. Basing a new surface-to-surface cruise missile battery along the Straight of Hormuz would essentially shut it down, causing major disruption to the global oil supply.

Ever hear that old saying,

"History repeats itself..."?

I'm beginning to wonder if we're not on the road to repeat the bloody and chaotic first half of the last century. Looked at from afar and taken as a whole, it's starting to look that way.

That is all.