If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(IntelliHub)   It's probably nothing, but FEMA is quietly trying to buy and stockpile as much emergency food supplies as they can, as quickly as they can, for reasons unknown   (intellihub.com) divider line 355
    More: Scary, FEMA, food supply, emergency food  
•       •       •

19866 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Aug 2013 at 1:29 PM (36 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



355 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-08-04 09:34:12 AM
Well, as long as they aren't stockpiling ammo, I see no cause for alarm.
 
2013-08-04 09:35:54 AM

Nina Haagen Dazs: Well, as long as they aren't stockpiling ammo, I see no cause for alarm.


The Gubermint is gonna use HAARP on the populace of the red states.
 
2013-08-04 09:40:46 AM
That's a pretty damn good way to market yourself to the preppers.  Claim the government is trying to buy up all of your supplies and get the crazies whipped up into a frenzy so you can sell the shiat that's been sitting on your shelves.  Profit.
 
2013-08-04 09:44:05 AM
Yeah, nice commercial for your business Matt.
 
2013-08-04 09:52:10 AM
YOUR BLOG SUCKS!

*sigh*
 
2013-08-04 09:53:36 AM
It almost sounds like they're getting ready to manage some kind of emergency.
 
2013-08-04 09:57:00 AM

Relatively Obscure: It almost sounds like they're getting ready to manage some kind of emergency.


Right?

God forbid they do the one farking job they are mandated to do.
 
2013-08-04 10:02:50 AM

Relatively Obscure: It almost sounds like they're getting ready to manage some kind of emergency.


Well then, why the big rush?  Are they just realizing that they should have been doing something like this for a while now?

/Probably bullshiat
//if not, some pretty piss-poor opsec
 
2013-08-04 10:07:52 AM

Relatively Obscure: It almost sounds like they're getting ready to manage some kind of emergency.


The Government doesn't 'manage' emergencies- it creates them in order to keep us in line. Study it out!
 
2013-08-04 10:13:01 AM
If I were a regional FEMA director (I'm not). I might keep a database of equipment and material suppliers including how much they could deliver and how quickly.  You know in case something happened, that way I wouldn't be scrambling to find them when I needed them.  The email in that article didn't look like a a purchase order to me, it looked like a inquiry.
 
2013-08-04 10:15:30 AM

Ishmel: If I were a regional FEMA director (I'm not). I might keep a database of equipment and material suppliers including how much they could deliver and how quickly.  You know in case something happened, that way I wouldn't be scrambling to find them when I needed them.  The email in that article didn't look like a a purchase order to me, it looked like a inquiry.


But if you look at it rationally, how can you panic-buy a bunch of survival supplies?
 
2013-08-04 10:22:46 AM

cwick: Well then, why the big rush? Are they just realizing that they should have been doing something like this for a while now?


If I had to guess, there IS no big rush.  This is just speculation (like TF..whatever this is), but I'm betting they do stuff like this all of the time just as a way to test what resources they could find in a real hurry, if need be.  Assuming there's anything to this at all.
 
2013-08-04 10:23:41 AM

Ishmel: If I were a regional FEMA director (I'm not). I might keep a database of equipment and material suppliers including how much they could deliver and how quickly.  You know in case something happened, that way I wouldn't be scrambling to find them when I needed them.  The email in that article didn't look like a a purchase order to me, it looked like a inquiry.


Or, I guess I could have just quoted this.
 
2013-08-04 10:36:23 AM
White Walkers have been spotted in the North. Oh, wait, those are just Canadians.
 
2013-08-04 10:38:30 AM
It's almost as if this is hurricane and wild fire season or something.
 
2013-08-04 10:41:48 AM

Gwendolyn: It's almost as if this is hurricane and wild fire season or something.


Yeah, that.
 
2013-08-04 10:46:26 AM
We're gonna have to keep those camps occupied and supplied somehow

/first the ammo, now the food
//I can't wait for the roundups to start
 
2013-08-04 10:48:07 AM
Article headline -


Survival Food Company Urgently Contacted By FEMA - Is a War Or Disaster Looming? Last line of FEMA letter-

Let me know when you have the opportunity.

I guess those wars or disasters will just have to wait till Matt gets back to the government with his answer.
 
2013-08-04 11:04:11 AM

BunkyBrewman: That's a pretty damn good way to market yourself to the preppers.


That's exactly what they're doing.
 
2013-08-04 11:06:42 AM

Ishmel: If I were a regional FEMA director (I'm not). I might keep a database of equipment and material suppliers including how much they could deliver and how quickly.  You know in case something happened, that way I wouldn't be scrambling to find them when I needed them.  The email in that article didn't look like a a purchase order to me, it looked like a inquiry.


Yeah, even my THC induced paranoia didn't read that as "imminent disaster looming" so much as "if shiat went down, what would this guy be able to deliver?".
 
2013-08-04 11:07:11 AM
Wow.

I read the email. I can guarantee you 100% that was a government purchasing officer looking to add him to a list of suppliers IN CASE he needs to use them.

I know because that's exactly what I'd do. And I'm a purchasing officer.

Nice spin and advertising, though. If that PO sees this, you can guarantee he'll never do business with them.
 
2013-08-04 11:11:30 AM

NewportBarGuy: If that PO sees this, you can guarantee he'll never do business with them.


Doesn't look like the guy wants to do any business with the ebul government-

"This is why I declined the opportunity to sell to the Department of Homeland Security.  "

Nice to see a company with the name MyPatriotsupply is doing the patriotic thing by refusing to help the US government.
 
2013-08-04 11:16:04 AM

Dinki: "This is why I declined the opportunity to sell to the Department of Homeland Security. "


Probably because we pay the lowest price possible. (At least that's our mandate.)

BUT! He can sell it to you, Joe American for three EZ installments of $99.95 plus $127.95 for shipping and processing.

I stood up to the gubmint! Buy from me right now! We accept food stamps.
 
2013-08-04 11:18:19 AM

NewportBarGuy: Dinki: "This is why I declined the opportunity to sell to the Department of Homeland Security. "

Probably because we pay the lowest price possible. (At least that's our mandate.)

BUT! He can sell it to you, Joe American for three EZ installments of $99.95 plus $127.95 for shipping and processing.

I stood up to the gubmint! Buy from me right now! We accept food stamps.


HURRY BEFORE THE GUBMINT STEALS YOUR FOOD STAMPS!
 
2013-08-04 11:19:50 AM

Gwendolyn: It's almost as if this is hurricane and wild fire season or something.


Hurricane season started a couple of months ago, so it's a bit late to be starting now. But, this is FEMA, so that sounds about right.
 
2013-08-04 11:23:11 AM
Meh.  To Alex Jones-ish for me to get worked up about.

It does seem like an inquiry into how fast they can get stuff from a supplier in case there is a need, like the next Hurricane Katrina type of situation.
 
2013-08-04 11:23:59 AM
That email did not look like it was printed on official paper.
 
2013-08-04 11:25:08 AM

Nabb1: Gwendolyn: It's almost as if this is hurricane and wild fire season or something.

Hurricane season started a couple of months ago, so it's a bit late to be starting now. But, this is FEMA, so that sounds about right.


Or more likely FEMA is simply updating it's list of emergency suppliers so in the event of any kind of disaster they will be able to obtain needed materials. You know, that whole disaster preparedness thing.
 
2013-08-04 11:29:07 AM

IronTom: That email did not look like it was printed on official paper.


I...what?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-04 11:59:53 AM
Does anyone really think that FEMA is going to go to a right wing survivalist retail marketer for supplies?  I would imagine that they would buy from a GSA approved supplier or issue their own contracts.

This doesn't sound very plausible to me, especially with the Teatard spelling in the e-mail.
 
2013-08-04 12:11:59 PM

vpb: Does anyone really think that FEMA is going to go to a right wing survivalist retail marketer for supplies?  I would imagine that they would buy from a GSA approved supplier or issue their own contracts.

This doesn't sound very plausible to me, especially with the Teatard spelling in the e-mail.


They might, in extreme circumstances.  Beggars can't be choosers.  It wouldn't be their first choice, but a "Hey, all the regular suppliers are out, and we still have a need, who else is on the list?" kind of thing.  It's easier to know ahead of time what the capabilities of those places are like than finding out in the middle of a crisis.  Allows you to plan better.
 
2013-08-04 12:15:11 PM

vpb: Does anyone really think that FEMA is going to go to a right wing survivalist retail marketer for supplies? I would imagine that they would buy from a GSA approved supplier or issue their own contracts.


This is what we do. We troll the internet looking for companies to supply a product. If they have the product, you call them or email them with a request like in the email. There is only 8 hours in the workday. There is no time given to look if they are putting up ads on Stormfront or Townhall. You simply send out a request on their products and their pricing and then you go to the next level. You can't just buy from them, your request goes to a higher level person who is supposed to look into the business before we are allowed to buy from them. Once they are approved, we can purchase from them.

I have to add a lot of new suppliers, but, thankfully, I don't have to hit up these types of whackos up. Given that the whole survival food industry is filled with whackos, I'm sure he's run into this before. I'm sure their primary supplier is the same company that does MREs for the troops, but they need to work out logistics for mass disasters and at that point they'd be wanting to tap anyone with food on the shelves.

If anything, this article makes me glad they are looking at every possible contingency to supply a need in time of disaster.
 
2013-08-04 12:16:51 PM
Preppers complaining about professional preppers.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-04 12:32:34 PM

dittybopper: They might, in extreme circumstances.  Beggars can't be choosers.  It wouldn't be their first choice, but a "Hey, all the regular suppliers are out, and we still have a need, who else is on the list?" kind of thing.  It's easier to know ahead of time what the capabilities of those places are like than finding out in the middle of a crisis.  Allows you to plan better.


Do you think that this purchaser at FEMA would be on a first name basis with this guy that they only contact in extremes or that a company large enough to supply FEMA would have it's owner handling e-mail inquiries?
 
2013-08-04 12:32:54 PM
Without RTFA, may I suggest they're trying to burn their 2013 fiscal year money so they don't lose it? This thoughtful spending process is under way throughout government right now.
 
2013-08-04 12:37:29 PM
THIS IS IT!! THE FEMA CAMPS ARE ACTIVE!!!
 
2013-08-04 12:39:13 PM

edmo: Without RTFA, may I suggest they're trying to burn their 2013 fiscal year money so they don't lose it? This thoughtful spending process is under way throughout government right now.


Nope, but good try.
 
2013-08-04 12:39:15 PM

edmo: Without RTFA, may I suggest they're trying to burn their 2013 fiscal year money so they don't lose it? This thoughtful spending process is under way throughout government right now.


Yeah, tell me about it. I wanted to throw up after my last budget meeting.
 
2013-08-04 12:52:18 PM
They're actually buying up chafing dishes, silk flower petals and au jus to help handle the official ceremonies for the rollout of Mandatory Gay Marriages later this year.
 
2013-08-04 12:52:48 PM

vpb: dittybopper: They might, in extreme circumstances.  Beggars can't be choosers.  It wouldn't be their first choice, but a "Hey, all the regular suppliers are out, and we still have a need, who else is on the list?" kind of thing.  It's easier to know ahead of time what the capabilities of those places are like than finding out in the middle of a crisis.  Allows you to plan better.

Do you think that this purchaser at FEMA would be on a first name basis with this guy that they only contact in extremes or that a company large enough to supply FEMA would have it's owner handling e-mail inquiries?


They probably just grabbed his name off of the website or state incorporation documents.  Not every disaster FEMA helps with is of Katrina/Sandy scale.  If it's just a tornado that wipes out a small midwestern town, they might want to know of some emergency provisions suppliers in the area because it would likely be faster and cheaper to purchase and ship food from Kansas City than from D.C. or LA in the event of an emergency in Missouri.

The guy who owns this company likely realizes this, but he saw an opportunity to spin it in a different direction.  Pass the e-mail along with some hyperbolic fearmongering to some conspiracy theorist sites, get the preppers worked up about the government possibly looking to buy up all of the emergency provisions, mention that others are likely to sell to the government which will raise material/supplier prices and you have the perfect storm of 'Oh no!  I have to buy now before the government buys up all of the survival food and either makes it unavailable for me or so expensive that I can't afford it!  This guy is standing up to the government, I should buy from him!'.

It's just a guy with rather fluid business ethics who saw a chance to turn a run of the mill government inquiry into a great marketing campaign.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-04 01:05:43 PM

TuteTibiImperes: It's just a guy with rather fluid business ethics who saw a chance to turn a run of the mill government inquiry into a great marketing campaign.


That's not really how government procurement works.  There is generally a bidding process where interested parties submit bids and which are selected or not.  Even for emergency purchasing there are generally contracts in place specifying prices and delivery timeliness.

Also, they are far more likely to buy directly from a company that produces food than a retailer.
 
2013-08-04 01:17:50 PM
Plus 20 million body bags for the Teapartiers, right? I knew it.
 
2013-08-04 01:19:38 PM

vpb: TuteTibiImperes: It's just a guy with rather fluid business ethics who saw a chance to turn a run of the mill government inquiry into a great marketing campaign.

That's not really how government procurement works.  There is generally a bidding process where interested parties submit bids and which are selected or not.  Even for emergency purchasing there are generally contracts in place specifying prices and delivery timeliness.

Also, they are far more likely to buy directly from a company that produces food than a retailer.


And if you read it, it's not a purchase order, or even a request for a quote, it's just an inquiry as to 'hey, if we needed to buy a bunch of food from you, how much could you provide inside of these timeframes, and what is your ability to ship it?'.  It makes sense that FEMA would keep lists of potential suppliers and their capabilities so that if disaster did strike they could go to the list and say "Well, Bill & Ted's Excellent Survival Foods can provide us with 2,048 meals within 24 hours, but Pete's Patriot Emporium can only give us 256 meals within that time frame, let's call Bill and Ted to set up delivery and skip Pete, we only have time to work with big suppliers right now"
 
2013-08-04 01:30:06 PM
Reason: It's hurricane season.  The end.
 
2013-08-04 01:32:12 PM

Nefarious: Nina Haagen Dazs: Well, as long as they aren't stockpiling ammo, I see no cause for alarm.

The Gubermint is gonna use HAARP on the populace of the red states.


You think tornados go for trailer parks by accident?
 
2013-08-04 01:33:09 PM
Isn't that part of their job?
 
2013-08-04 01:35:57 PM
i only believe things that I see on infowars, ats, and artbell.com at the same time.
 
2013-08-04 01:37:20 PM
It is freaking HURRICANE SEASON you know.
 
2013-08-04 01:37:35 PM
Oh no, the Tea Partiers were right! FEMA and the DMV are going to militarize!
 
2013-08-04 01:37:37 PM
Hmm.. so this means I need to keep 5lbs of  bacon in my fridge/freezer at all times so I can get by when stuff gets hard.
 
Displayed 50 of 355 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report