What’s the government buying these days? Hollow point bullets, hardened checkpoint booths and radiation pills
by Mike Adams
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
You can tell a lot about a person by assessing what they purchase. It’s called “consumer profiling,” and corporations do it all the time. That’s how those grocery store loyalty discount programs work, by the way — they profile your psychology by analyzing what you’re buying. From that information, they can target you for coupons, mailers and other marketing campaigns that “magically” speak to your particular interests. It’s not magic, of course; it’s just behavioral profiling.
So what happens if we profile the purchasing behavior of the U.S. government? What do we find?
Bullets, bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths, and anti-radiation pills.
450 million rounds of hollow points to be used against the American people
Just a few weeks ago, the federal government initiated a contract for acquiring 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. “The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions,” says a press release from the award winner, ammunition manufacturer ATK. (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-40-caliber-ammunition-co…). This ammo is for the Department of Homeland Security as well as ICE.
Question: What does DHS intend to do with 450 million rounds of barrier-piercing hollow point ammunition?