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Friday, March 12, 2010

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Night Vision?

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Location: MRPBS, ASD, Specialized Contracting Branch

Night Vision equipment Specifications:

CLIN 0001
Quantity: 2 each
Name brand or equal BAE Systems thermal weapons sights (Medium); Model: AN/PAS-13C(V)2, 1100 meter military-grade thermal rifle scope with 640 x 480 resolution.

CLIN 0002
Quantity: 1 each
AN/PVS-7 Generation III Pinnacle Autogated Night Vision Goggles with Standard Accessories, Minimum Resolution 64 lp/mm.

The order form is here.

Found this and more agencies buying up weapons on Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Why does the USDA need night visions equipment? Will they raiding our farms in the middle of the night? This makes me even more uneasy than the guns for DOE. They are only looking for 3 total, but still. . . when does the USDA do inspection in the middle of the night?


HermitJim said...

This is some pretty spooky stuff! It does make you wonder, doesn't it?

I'm beginning to get worried as well, my friend!

upinak said...

What also bothers me, if you look at sipsey, is that some of these rifles and such are custome made. WHY? I have a hard enough time to have a special gun made (as the man is left handed) to specs via the regulations and these Agencies are having them made to "illegal" standards in some cases.

Good thing I have some friends who can make things... if need be.

Stephanie in AR said...

I'm sure its all perfectly innocent ;)

Thought you might be interested in a post at the Cornucopia Institute - the Justice Dept. antitrust division is investigating Monsanto. They are taking comments from competitors, farmers, politicians and activists.

There page is here:

Scroll down just a bit.

SkippyMom said...

The gun thing for the DOE IS disturbing - I tried to think of a reason, but nope, I got nothing.

The night vision goggles? I can see those being used to see/watch/observe animals at night in terms of behavior etc., so maybe not such a stretch there.

Phelan said...

Skippy, if it was just the goggles, I would have agreed, but they want

military-grade thermal rifle scope

Bat hunting maybe?

Anonymous said...

One must realize that the government is not for the people, but is for the government. The government exists as parasites, leeching off the profits of the productive. Albert Jay Nock wrote an excellent book a long time ago called, "Our Enemy the State." Here's the download.

Another excellent book to read is Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom." These two books will open your eyes and both were written many years ago and their predictions have been spot on.

The Craftivist said...

Yeah, that's definately pretty creepy.

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