Showing posts with label James Smith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label James Smith. Show all posts

Saturday, March 8, 2014

TSA Orders Over Half-Ton Of High Powered Explosive

James Smith
Activist Post

Put this in the “What in the hell are they thinking?” category, but the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) protectors of the friendly skies, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has submitted another request for high explosives via the Federal Business Online website today, and has issued a Limited Source Justification for three businesses to provide the material: Hallowell Manufacturing LLC, Omni Explosives Inc, and Tripwire Operations Group.

While this is not new, the explosive they are requesting has not been ordered/solicited in the past 10 years.

Explosive takes down airplane (top image) - Flight 11 debris covers a field, 1962. Investigators determined that one of the passengers brought down the airplane for the life insurance proceeds to his family

Thursday, February 13, 2014

FBI joins DHS in unusual ammunition purchases

James Smith
Activist Post

While most Americans are being dealt blow after blow of arctic temperatures, and the White House blows $12,000 of taxpayer money on the Mrs. Obama, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently placed a solicitation for millions of rounds of .45 Auto ammunition, with an upper limit not to exceed $12,000,000 dollars and a minimum of $20,000.

Yet, does America really have 12 million dollars to spend on excess ammo?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Warning: Homeland Security set to purchase license plate tracking

James Smith
Activist Post

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have solicited for Commercial-Off-The-Shelf technology that allows DHS employees to track citizens by using license plate tracking readers on government vehicles in a system known as the National License Plate Recognition database (NLPR).

DHS/ICE intend to track license plate numbers that are passed through the camera’s range, or are entered into the database by repossession companies and others. This data is then shared with all law enforcement, as there are no limits placed within the solicitation.

Law enforcement officers will be able to search the NLPR database, presumably for an investigation; however, safeguards are frequently bypassed with regards to LEO access to LEDS/NCIC access. License plate tracking will be the next LEO abuse.

Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

James Smith
Activist Post
“My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.” - Mark Swab’s appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round
Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order – they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of Hornady .308 Winchester 168gr A-MAX TAP Ammunition.

This is not their first foray into purchasing sniper ammunition.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Three warning signs that a financial crash is imminent

James Smith
Activist Post

For years, prophets of profit have warned us that the next stock market crash “will be soon”, and that such a crash will be utterly catastrophic. Faber, Celente, et al., have told us that such a crash will be epic and that life as we know it will be forever changed. There are some that challenge their assertions because of fondness for the Gold Market. Many take their advice because they are conservative, play-it-safe investors.

But hearing the same wailing for years does no one any good unless you can see the threat.

Seeing a threat makes it personal. It makes it “in your face” where you MUST deal with it.

Our ancestors could see the tracks of a beast, and knew that danger was near. How near?

They couldn’t know unless they saw the creature.

Welcome to our financial beast. It’s right in front of you.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

It’s not just your phone calls – it’s YOU they are listening to

James Smith
Activist Post

You, like most Americans, are friendly and like to mind your own business. You have 2.3 kids, a mortgage, and a loving spouse.

But, this is the 21st Century. A grand era of technology. Buck Rogers and H.G. Wells would be so proud of our technological advancements.

But so would Stalin, Mao and Hitler. The NSA’s recently leaked shopping catalog is chilling and would “harsh the mellow” of any regular Joe.

Let’s start with you.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Why Prepping For A January Collapse Is The Smart Move

James Smith
Activist Post

Imagine that it is late August, and the storm clouds have been hanging around for days.

The wind has been blowing, giving you the indication – this storm is going to be a Category 5 hurricane. Truly one for the record books.

Are you prepared?

And then the rain drops begin.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Another 250 Million Rounds Of Ammunition For An Agency On A Bullet Diet

James Smith
Activist Post

In the middle of December 2012, the Customs and Border Protection Agency presented a pre-solicitation for 50,000,000 rounds of .40 S&W caliber ammunition, ostensibly for training. The contract would provide a total of 250,000,000 rounds over the life of the 5-year contract. The contract was to be issued on 20 January 2013. CPB, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has included the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with this solicitation.

Today, CPB and ICE announced via the solicitation process that they will be awarding the contract on or about October 7, 2013. Added to the original solicitation was this sentence:
Resulting award will be used for training/qualifications only, not for duty use, and will be used as a direct substitution in lieu of procuring like quantities of duty ammunition.
From their individual websites:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Documents Prove That Homeland Security Is Being Armed By US Military

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James Smith
Activist Post

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
-- Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Eisenhower’s warning to the American people over 50 years ago has been largely forgotten by most, but, like most warnings, is heeded too late. The Prophetess Cassandra, cursed by the gods, was ignored when she warned that Troy would soon be invaded.

Recently, documents reviewed in the Federal Business Online website revealed a troubling discovery relating to the incestuous relationship within the Federal Government.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Can’t buy groceries? DHS goes on another munitions spree with your money

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James Smith
Activist Post

Tomorrow marks Patriots' Day, a day to commemorate the deaths of innocent Americans at the hands of terrorists.

Sadly, Patriots are considered terrorists by this government. So the government stockpiles more and more ammunition.

In the last week alone, nearly 700 million dollars has been allocated for the purchase of firearms and ammunition by a variety of agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Friday, September 6, 2013

Homeland Security Allocates Nearly One Billion Dollars For Explosives Storage Magazines

James Smith
Activist Post

In a time in this great country when 1 in 6 families are unsure where their next meal is coming from, the Department of Homeland Security goes whole hog in the trough of the public coffers.

And I mean whole hog.

In their latest solicitation to separate the American people from their money, the headquarters for the Transportation Security Administration (or as some think of them, “Thousands Sexually Assaulted”) believes they need explosives magazines, starting with six different locations around the nation, but can and will include sites outside of the United States. They intend to set the contract for magazines to be purchased over the next five years.

Those locations include: Atlantic City, NJ, Houston, TX, Orange County, CA, Portland, OR, Fort Meyers, FL, and Tampa, FL

The solicitation expects a quick response, by 11 September 2013.

Friday, August 30, 2013

NASA Orders Assault Rifles – Are the Aliens About To Invade?

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James Smith
Activist Post

Clearly, the question regarding aliens is merely a tongue-in-cheek reference to science fiction, but the cold, hard fact is that NASA made the request on the Federal Business Online website for five AR-15 rifles. The AR stands for Armalite Rifles, not assault rifles, but in the atmosphere of gun control hype – facts are frequently ignored by the media.

The requests outlined the specifics:

  • Caliber: .223/5.56 X 45 mm NATO
  • Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome LinedChrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 1/2×28
  • Rifling Twist: RH 1:7″
  • Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
  • Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
  • Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 6″ Hand-guard
  • Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
  • Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
  • Overall Length: 35.25″ with stock extended, Approximately 32″ collapsed
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel
  • Accuracy: 1.5 MOA
  • Included with Rifle: One 30 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, ARMS 71 flip up sights(EX1408), Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty

It seems that even rocket scientists know a good firearm when they see it. Too bad too many politicians don’t want you to have them. Plus, why do they need a 30 round clip? According to our lawmakers, 10 rounds should be more than enough.

And if the history is any evidence of the future – expect an ungodly amount of ammunition to be purchased – thus draining the supply from the average gun owner.

James Smith writes for Prepper Podcast where this article first appeared.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

You have been lied to by the Government, again – and here’s how you know

James Smith
Activist Post

As an investigator I learned two things early on: How to lie well enough to get the information I wanted, and the other is never to believe what you’re told. As Ronaldus Magnus (Ronald Reagan) loved to repeat, “Trust, but verify”. It is an old Russian proverb that I’m afraid many people have never learned.

Fox News recently ran a story by the Associated Press, presenting the Government’s case in the ammunition purchase. But it was poorly written and the reporter did not ask the right questions, nor did they do all their homework.

From the story:
ICE’s ammunition requests in the last year included: 
  • 450 million rounds of .40-caliber duty ammunition
  • 40 million rounds of rifle ammunition a year for as many as five years, for a total bullet-buy of 200 million rounds
  • 176,000 rifle rounds on a separate contract
  • 25,000 blank rounds
This small segment highlights the poor research conducted by the AP reporter. Right off the top – The 176,000 rifle rounds were cancelled.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Did DHS Just Award an Ammunition Contract to a Shell Corporation?

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

On the 18th of December, 2012 I wrote a story about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had requested, through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), an order for 200,000 rounds of 180 Grain, Jacketed Hollow Point Ammunition. Despite the fact that FLETC orders more ammunition that a human could possible expend in a lifetime.

And to be quite frank, these solicitations are very tiresome because we ask questions and no one seems to have any answers.

But once in a while you just fall onto a nugget that makes this task seem less Sisyphean and more of a worthy calling.

In reviewing the award granted to the “winner” of this contract, I see that the American Taxpayer is again, the loser. We’ll add up the tally later.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny

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James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

“‎Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”

- John Stuart Mill, Inaugural Address: Delivered to the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 1st 1867

The events in Newton, CT has led to a cacophony of cries begging for the elimination of firearms within the United States. Gun control, they believe, will stop mass murders and make their streets safer. Sadly, on the exact same day, a deranged man in China killed 22 children with a knife. That is two more than Adam Lanza killed with a firearm. Over 2000 children a day are killed in the United States by abortion. And there is no outcry by the media to stop that.

But do those that demand “safe streets” have any hope in removing firearms from the hands of the average citizen. Never mind the number of laws, written on paper, that Lanza broke on that fateful day.

Actually, they don’t. You see there is something called the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that protects gun ownership. In the case of Heller vs. DC, an opinion authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, “the Court held that the right to own a gun is not connected with service in a militia; rather, it is a personal right to own a firearm for “traditionally lawful purposes” such as self-defense within the home.”

Let us substitute one legal object with another, and see how that fared almost 80 years ago...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Social Security Admin helps identity thieves while claiming to protect your identity

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

The Social Security Administration (SSA), a part of the United States Executive Branch, touts its commitment to the sanctity of your Social Security Number (SSN).

From Wikipedia:
In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2). The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government. Its primary purpose is to track individuals for Social Security purposes.[1]

A Social Security number may be obtained by applying on Form SS-5, “Application for A Social Security Number Card”.[2]

Over time, the number has been used for more diverse purposes than simply taxes, essentially making it a de facto national identification number.[3]

From 1961 to 1972, the card was imprinted with “For Social Security and Tax Purposes — Not For Identification.”
In recent years, most government agencies have changed their policies to remove Personally Identifiable Information (PII) placed on correspondences; they may only use the last 4 or 5 digits of the SSN, but never the full SSN. This is not the case for the sworn protectors of your Social Security benefits.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Is the Coast Guard saving the drowning FEMA by taking over its duties?

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

In light of recent news articles, such as “Ineptitude in FEMA food purchasing continues” and “FEMA: A Disaster Relief Agency That’s Completely Unprepared for Disasters“, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is performing an end-run on government contract procedures by shifting the responsibility from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Clearly shows that the purposes for the J&A is for the relief, recovery and restoration due to the storm.

A review of the USCG Newsroom at www.uscg.mil failed to find reports of any relief efforts by Coast Guard personnel actually being “boots on the ground” in the affected areas.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Ineptitude in FEMA food purchasing continues

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

The Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to submit requests for even more food for the Brooklyn, New York and Lakehurst, New Jersey areas. However, the New Jersey meals must have poor self-esteem, as FEMA is requiring the commercial meals (MRE) to be “self hating”.

The request went out at 4:30 pm today, with a response time no later than three hours later. Yesterday, PPRN reported that two million meals were needed to be delivered by tomorrow for distribution in the same locations.

The Agency is looking for 333,000 to be delivered to each location over a two day period 7-8 Nov 2012, and a delivery of 334,000 on 9 Nov 2012.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

FEMA orders two million meals for New York and New Jersey residents starving after Hurricane Sandy

MRE's - photo credit: Texas.713
James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has placed a rush order of two million meals to be delivered to Floyd Bennett New York Harbor Parks, and Lakehurst New Jersey.

The solicitation was placed at 2:30 pm EST on 2 November 2012, with a response time of no later than 8 pm on the same day.

The solicitation was amended less than four hours later for providers to provide a quote of four million meals, preferably of the self-heating variety.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

George Soros Schemes To Control The Future Of Greece

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

George Soros discusses the new social initiative of his foundation to create a new atmosphere of solidarity in Greece and help to alleviate the rising tensions in the country.



This talk was held at the ‘Europa nach der Krise’ conference organized by the Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance in Berlin on 30th October 2012. More on this institute below...