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Procurement is the acquisition of goods and/or services at the best possible total cost of ownership, in the right quality and quantity, at the right time, in the right place and from the right source for the direct benefit or use of corporations, individuals, or even governments, generally via a contract, or it can be the same way selection for human resource. Simple procurement may involve nothing more than repeat purchasing. Complex procurement could involve finding long term partners or suppliers that might fundamentally commit one organization to another. [Wikipedia]

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GSBS  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 4, 2012 6:12:51 AM(UTC)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn't take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets.

Why is the agency that provides benefits to retirees, disabled workers, widows and children stockpiling ammunition? Whom are they going to use it on?

"It's not outlandish to suggest that the Social Security Administration is purchasing the bullets as part of preparations for civil unrest," the website Infowars.com said.

Another website, The Daily Caller, said the bullets must be for use against American citizens, "since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens."

The clamor became such a distraction for the agency that it dedicated a website to explaining the purchase. The explanation, it turns out, isn't as tantalizing as an arms buildup to defend against unruly senior citizens.

The bullets are for Social Security's office of inspector general, which has about 295 agents who investigate Social Security fraud and other crimes, said Jonathan L. Lasher, the agency's assistant IG for external relations.

The agents carry guns and make arrests — 589 last year, Lasher said. They execute search warrants and respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees and customers.

Agents carry .357 caliber pistols, Lasher said. The bullets, which add up to about 590 per agent, are for the upcoming fiscal year. Most will be expended on the firing range.

 
More here:http://www.abcnews4.com/story/19446946/why-does-social-security-need-174000-bullets
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 4, 2012 6:37:26 AM(UTC)
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My initial thought prior to reading your post, was a cost saving measure ala  Logan's "Carousel" or "Soylent Green" production.
You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:28:11 AM(UTC)

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If you are in VocRehab with the VA they will buy you a gun and bullets if your job requires them. A friend of mine went to get his and had to be escorted in and out of the building ... just in case.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 4, 2012 12:06:19 PM(UTC)
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This really makes no sense the military is prevented from using hollow points on the battle field. This is just over the top
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:04:47 PM(UTC)
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Ha, **. I love these conspiracy theorists.

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#6 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2012 2:47:36 PM(UTC)

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#7 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:02:19 PM(UTC)
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upandup wrote:
I'm pretty sure my ABC news story was just as real?
frankgonzalez wrote:
My initial thought prior to reading your post, was a cost saving measure ala  Logan's "Carousel" or "Soylent Green" production.
Classic comment Frank!  Actually watched a YouTube Logan's "Carousel" video after you first made that remark.  Just like I remembered it! 
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#8 Posted : Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:19:50 PM(UTC)

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Yes, as history shows, the government always tells the truth and is honest.  If you question or doubt anything the government tells you, you must be a conspiracy theorist.  

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