Actually DHS IS buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_2… this link confirms it from a legitimate news source. The Denver Post is hardly an Alex Jones joint. So on to the next problem with the "it's normal to buy this much ammo", no it isn't. All these agencies add up to 145,000 employees. That comes out to 11,000 rnds per agent, yes that is a lot. To compare the US military only used 70 million rounds per year in Iraq and that includes lots of training. In fact all of our military combined use 1.5 billion a year. And DHS doesn't train as much as the military does. Hightower may be a lib, but he isn't stupid. He still has a healthy ability to question authority. Something most of the readers here used to have. Remember you guys? Way back before Obama when Guantanomo was a bad thing? And drone strikes were a bad thing? And The government wasn't to be trusted, remember that guys? Good times, good times.
And DHS is NOT buying hundreds of MRAPs either.
Such inflammatory emails are all part of the internet myths and lies that go around and around.
Obama is not gonna take all yer gunz, either.
George Soros does NOT own Snopes, either.
Idiots just WANT to believe the worst about others, even if they know it's all lies, and that's especially true of our black president....he's a commie, he's a socialist, he's a ________.
The problem with DHS is the 100k Federal Employees it controls. When you consider who falls under DHS the size of the ammo purchase is logical. What is not logical is how a National Police Force was created under the nose of Congress. The ammo is a symptom. Bottom line is why are we paying for an agency this size when we have our own local Police? The .40 caliber round is meant for the Sig p239 that most DHS agencies carry.
Anyone with gun knowledge will tell you that you can "take over" NOTHING with handgun rounds. The size of the force is the issue. If you are worried about a forced take over look at their 5.56 and ,223 purchases. The real threat is the Nationalism of Law Enforcement. If you wear blue it is YOU who needs to worry. They will be after your jurisdiction, and your job, next.
Chil: our friend Mr. Hightower has never bothered to deal in facts. He is a rabid communist zealot who will say anything that he believes will further his cause. He is actually arrogant enough to believe that, if he writes it, someone will believe it. Unfortunately, there are a large number of brain-dead people too stupid to know any better that just might.
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The DHS is NOT buying 1.6 billion rounds. This is just an Internet myth started by the notorious rumor monger and 9/11 truther, Alex Jones.
Hightower, check your pants.
siggie, you are so full of capitalist crapola. Your "defense" of the GOP is full of the same disdain for low wage workers you claim does not exist: "The majority of minimum wage workers are not worth the existing minimum wage." Lucky you are not the "judgmental, elitist" type.
Speaking of "idealistic, pretentious" nonsense, here is a prime example: "Hard work is rewarded by higher pay." How about those whose hard work has been rewarded by having their jobs moved offshore?
Hightower, you are so full of communist crapola. The GOP has no disdain for low wage workers. What they have is a respect for small business. And, by the way, who says the folks making minimum wage are "hard-working"? You? That is a laugh. How would you know what hard-working is? You have never had a job nor worked hard. The folks that are truly hard-working use the minimum wage job as a first step to success. Hard work is rewarded by higher pay. Companies are always on the look-out for hard workers. The majority of minimum wage workers are not worth the existing minimum wage.
Why don't you climb down off your idealistic, pretentious, judgmental, elitist high horse and start your own company and pay people whatever you want? Oh, that's right, you can't. All you can do is point your stinky little finger at those that can and attempt to tell them what to do with their money.
So, what else is new? What do you think those Safeway, King Soopers, Target, and other store "discount" cards are for? They track every purchase you make, create a customer profile, and direct coupons, mailers and other targeted marketing promotions at you based on your purchase history. Of course they sell the data. Target has even been known to determine the probability that a woman is pregnant based on purchases of a variety of products like cotton balls, estimate the approximate due date, and send advertising for baby clothes, diapers and formula! Talk about profiling...
Well it's a great idea. It would put people to work using natural resources and teach a craft that's dying. Ie: farming and working with your hands. Jiminy Christmas is everybody afraid that something next to school is going to hurt a child? We have children walking to schools with guns nowadays. Has does everybody lost their sense of reality? A simple hemp farm is not going to hurt a child, there's bigger monsters to worry about.
Can we stop being stupid? What a stupid question! Stupid is as stupid does.
Posted elsewhere: May hemp be legally grown in Colorado less than 1000 feet from a school?
As advertised -- right over your head. Do you try to be blind and ignorant or does it just come natural?
No specs, I rest your case.
Well now tooth, to a loony liberal like yourself or a communist/socialist like Hightower, I could make many meaningful cases and cite many meaningful examples, but it would flow right over your heads. You do not care about reality. All you care about is your wacky liberal ideals.
What part of 'the USA is broke' or the realities of Greece did you have trouble comprehending? We borrow $.40 of every dollar we spend and Obama's answer is to spend more. He cares nothing about the 16 trillion dollar debt (which will not doubt be over 20 trillion by the time he is through).
Is that specific enough for you?
Specifics. Jim gave you specifics. Where are yours? You throw up a litany of generalities but you fail to refute even one point with specifics. Doesn't make your stand look strong at all.
Typical Hightower misdirection and general baloney. According to the, oh so red, Hightower, the only people interested in reining in out of control spending are "pampered, narcissistic billionaires". Do you honestly believe anyone (other than yourself of course) believes the crap you put out?
Hightower and a few of his friends (our president, for one) won't be happy giving away money we don't have until the USA is broke. You like what is happening in Greece don't you?
Perhaps, siggie, he did not mention it because there is no evidence to support the accusation. You just made it up.
and not once did you mention the perpetrator of this fraud, the duplicitous hypocrite, your little buddy - Obama.
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