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DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections
RT.com ^ | 7-29-31 | Frank Polich

Posted on 07/29/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by bimboeruption

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered masses of riot gear equipment to prepare for potential significant domestic riots at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and next year’s presidential inauguration.

The DHS submitted a rushed solicitation to the Federal Business Opportunities site on Wednesday, which is a portal for Federal government procurement requisitions over $25,000. The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia.

As the brief explains, “the objective of this effort is to procure riot gear to prepare for the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and other future similar activities.”

The total amount ordered is about 150 sets of riot helmets, thigh and groin protectors, hard-shell shin guards and other riot gear.

Specifically, DHS is looking to obtain:

- “147 riot helmets” with “adjustable tactical face shield with liquid seal”

- “147 sets of upper body and shoulder protection”

- “152 sets of thigh and groin protection”

- “147 hard-shell shin guards” with “substantial protection from flying debris, non-ballistic weapons, and blows to the leg” and “optimized protective design for severe riot control or tactical situations.”

- “156 forearm protectors”

- “147 pairs of tactical gloves”

The riot gear will be worn by Federal Protective Service agents who are tasked with protecting property, grounds and buildings owned by the federal government.

The urgency of the order can be explained by the fact that there is a growing anticipation that many demonstrators will travel to the Republican National Convention (RNC), scheduled for August 27-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida, and Democratic National Convention (DNC), planned for September 3-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The RNC itself, for example, will have free speech zones, which will serve as containment quarters for the protesters by not allowing them to leave the designated areas and cause trouble.

Another recent DHS move to gear up was back in March of this year, when it gave the defense contractor ATK a deal to provide the DHS with 450 million .40 caliber hollow-point ammunition over a five year period.

On top of that, the DHS has recently purchased a number of bullet-proof checkpoint booths and hired hundreds of new security guards to protect government buildings.


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; 2012rncconvention; bhodhs; civilwar; conventions; dhs; homelandsecurity; radicalleft
"The total amount ordered is about 150 sets of riot helmets, thigh and groin protectors, hard-shell shin guards and other riot gear."

I don't think this is any big deal...do you?

1 posted on 07/29/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption
They forgot the jackboots.
2 posted on 07/29/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: bimboeruption
I don't think this is any big deal...do you?

Nope!

3 posted on 07/29/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: bimboeruption

It gives somebody a job.

More Gubmint money pissed away.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Logical me

Maybe they learned something from that freak in Colorado.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 1:05:47 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

Such a strange thing....like “build” it and they will come.
I’ve read and heard that obama is just itching to create social unrest so the election can’t happen. But what do I know.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: bimboeruption

Probably not... However, the Oliver Stone in me wonders what sort of contrived reuse they may be fixing to spring on conservative law-abiding American citizens...


7 posted on 07/29/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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8 posted on 07/29/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bimboeruption

I’m guessing that those will be sent to the poor FPS saps that work at federal buildings in Tampa and Charlotte. They are going to need it when the professional protesters and Black Bloc freaks show up.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 1:16:21 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bimboeruption
150 sets? That's all? That leaves a lot of DHS JBTs unprotected, unless the local PDs are providing gear for them. Just saying.
10 posted on 07/29/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: bimboeruption
Wow....an army of 150 !!!!

Was everything MADE IN AMERICA??

11 posted on 07/29/2012 1:23:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bimboeruption

Yes, I do.

This is yet another step in creating and legitimizing a federal police force.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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To: Mister Anderson

I try not to be paranoid or a conspiracy nut, but our government has grown so corrupt, who knows what the future holds?

I pray for Godly people to run for office in hopes of restoring the Constitution and morality, but it may be too late.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 1:28:31 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption

Maybe they should call in Joe Biden to “gird” everybody’s “loins”(?)


14 posted on 07/29/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: bimboeruption

“The total amount ordered is about 150 sets of riot helmets, thigh and groin protectors, hard-shell shin guards and other riot gear.”

I don’t think this is any big deal...do you?

I do not think that will be enough if they fix the election.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: bimboeruption

The left off a few zeros or this article is an attempt to take some local procurement and make it a big headline.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 1:39:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

It is not before the election they need be worried....they need be worried after the election when His Excellency decides the votes don’t count.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: bimboeruption

DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections

To the Deonic Party “civil unrest” is defined as conservatives voting.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 1:50:43 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: bimboeruption

They are afraid the people will let them fly away if it gets windy, so they have to put all this gear on.

Can’t let the slave let go of the ropes holding their paychecks and be bothered by them owning guns and calling the shots.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 1:52:17 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Common Sense 101

“Civil Unrest” means government riot and looting of the tax payers being is being planned.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Common Sense 101

“Civil Unrest” means government riot and looting of the tax payers being is being planned.

Perception, folks, perception, it’s all their word game.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 1:54:09 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: USNBandit

Military stands ready if needed at RNC, other conventions

The 1968 Democratic convention was indeed riotous, but nobody took over the Army installation. More than four decades later, the idea that the military would be called in to help police a political convention seems drastic.

That doesn’t mean plans aren’t still in place, though.

Over the past 44 years, Operation Garden Plot has evolved and been superseded by U.S. Northern Command plans created specifically for major public events — including the 2012 political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte.

“During the Democratic/Republican National Conventions, Department of Defense personnel will support the U.S. Secret Service,” a Northern Command spokesman said in an email.

“For operational security reasons we do not discuss the numbers of military personnel and resources that are involved,” U.S. Navy Lt. Cdr. William G. Lewis said. “Additionally, we do not share our operational plans.”

The secretary of Defense would have to approve any request for military assistance, Lewis said.

http://www2.tbo.com/news/republican-national-convention/2012/jul/23/military-stands-ready-if-needed-at-rnc-other-conve-ar-438599/


22 posted on 07/29/2012 2:01:15 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: bimboeruption

“...The RNC itself, for example, will have free speech zones...”

WTF?????


23 posted on 07/29/2012 2:24:33 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t think that there is anything to be concerned about in planning for contingencies.

I’m more worried about how many unhappy people there are going to be when they are weaned off the government teat in the next four years. And no, I don’t mean people who actually worked for it and deserve it.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 2:24:43 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: bimboeruption

I’m sorry the whole concept of free speech zones is total orwellian bullsh1t. I don’t care who employs them.

Free speech is free speech. If they are disruptive fight them back, crack some heads, haul people away for disruption and disturbing the peace. Plenty of nuisance codes and crap that can be used already. Not this Big Brother free speech in your little caged area bullcrap.

This is what they do to conservatives in NYC and San Fran during their pervert parades.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 2:28:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

They should just give everyone back what they’ve had confiscated from them for SS and tell them here’s what we took from you, you’re on your own and end it. If they’ve already burned through what they paid in, they’re done.


26 posted on 07/29/2012 2:30:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: NCC-1701

That’s kind of our superiors to let us talk out loud...


27 posted on 07/29/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: bimboeruption

THEY WANT TO HAVE OR CREATE TROUBLE BEFORE THE ELECTION BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE A REAL ELECTION


28 posted on 07/29/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: bimboeruption

DHS...Who was it who created this anti citizen agency?

It shows we’re nearing the end when there are FEDERAL PROTECTIVE AGENTS to protect the government from the governed.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 2:40:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: The Wizard
WOW??!!! Really!!! Do you REALLY think so???? All 147 helmets will destroy this nation??? Whodofthunkit???!!! Thank you for making sure your comments were the most important and not to be missed!!!
30 posted on 07/29/2012 2:40:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

If Obama loses, I wouldn’t want to be near any “urban” area. Hopefully nothing will happen, but I sure wouldn’t bet on it.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 2:44:28 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: The Wizard

Why would this sort of info make its way to the public in the first place? Psy-ops?

Unless DHS keeps watch on the ghetto, they’re just spinning their wheels.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 2:45:36 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: The Antiyuppie
I’m more worried about how many unhappy people there are going to be when they are weaned off the government teat in the next four years.

I don't see that happening.

33 posted on 07/29/2012 2:46:08 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: bimboeruption

I don’t think 150-will be enough after election day. They may need some army.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: bimboeruption
The RNC itself, for example, will have free speech zones, which will serve as containment quarters for the protesters by not allowing them to leave the designated areas and cause trouble.

Free speech for thee, but not for me?

Got it. Amerika is f******.

35 posted on 07/29/2012 2:47:56 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: bimboeruption

I reviewed the solicitation and the thing that sticks out is it is an urgent request in “support” of the convention is late august. We have been doing this for about 200 years, why is this all of a sudden “urgent”. We have known about these conventions for years. Giving companies time to submit proposals is to ensure that the selection can be across ALL who offer the products commercially for best product/price, not just those that have high paid lobbyists so this was rigged for someone in the know.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 3:07:18 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: ilovesarah2012

The secdef is a hack and will approve anything BO tells him to.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 3:07:31 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: bimboeruption

Suiting up 150 guys in gear doesn’t seem like a big deal to me.

If it were 15,000 then I’d be on heightened alert.


38 posted on 07/29/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bimboeruption

150 sets doesn’t sound like anything.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 3:25:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: bimboeruption
I don't think this is any big deal...do you?/i>

Well....

Homeland Security and Military Vehicles – Pictures I Captured while in Kentucky


40 posted on 07/29/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: bimboeruption

They needed more than that when the gays raided Fredericks of Hollywood in Hollywood a few Halloweens ago.


41 posted on 07/29/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bimboeruption

OK, I am as unhappy about this administration as anybody else here, but this article from RT is really scare-mongering. 150 riot suits? Come on, Putin has twenty times that number in each of his former KGB neighborhood depots.

Sometimes it’s scary that RT/Pravda is actually more truthful than our Obama media sycophants. This article is not one of those times. This is pure propaganda designed sow division and to appeal to us as conservatives. We conservatives have legitimate concerns about the direction of this country, but we have to recognize attempts by outsiders to exploit this sentiment.


42 posted on 07/29/2012 4:22:56 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: The Wizard
“THEY WANT TO HAVE OR CREATE TROUBLE BEFORE THE ELECTION BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY WILL LOSE A REAL ELECTION”


This gives me the creeps. You may be right, I hope not, but you have an interesting theory I had not even considered.

43 posted on 07/29/2012 4:42:45 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere. Join them. Join us.)
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To: Vendome
To: bimboeruption
Suiting up 150 guys in gear doesn’t seem like a big deal to me.

If it were 15,000 then I’d be on heightened alert.


Makes me think of IRS agents, 16,000, who carry guns now.

Why would IRS need to be packing? 16,000 IRS..........

44 posted on 07/29/2012 4:47:33 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere. Join them. Join us.)
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To: bimboeruption

Can you imagine wearing all of that gear in August.....in Tampa? The Dem convention starts on Labor Day.


45 posted on 07/29/2012 5:51:35 PM PDT by goosie
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To: UCANSEE2

My bet it they’re headed to Grayling Michigan.
The largest Nat Guard facility in the nation.
I’ve been seeing that migration north this time of year since the 1960s.


46 posted on 07/29/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: bimboeruption
Van Jones and the Soros soldiers met not too long ago, they were plotting a game plan.
47 posted on 07/29/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by opentalk
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