Strange purchase from DOD after shutdown - $87 Million for Spraying Devices

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posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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Equipment wears out and needs replacing. Instead of going to the neighborhood hardware store and buying one to replace the worn out one, the DoD buys in bulk and stores them until needed. They're buying for thousands of bases around the world, at inflated prices, because most people won't even notice this contract.




posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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I second that. 87 million wow that's a extreme ammount of sprayers, that's also a lot of chemical's to be sprayed also. Is the D.O.D. purchasing any high volumes of pesticides to back this up?
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posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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It just seems strange to me. Buying sprayers that need to be maintained, storing chemicals, and using all those man hours just for weed control. It's probably much cheeper and efficient to contract out. Which is what most bases do already. Sorry man... not convinced.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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Tell that to all the crews that died over the years because they didn't keep the weeds down.

Like I said, not all the bases contract it. Some of the overseas bases use military personnel, as do some of the US bases.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:08 PM
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It just seems strange to me. Buying sprayers that need to be maintained, storing chemicals, and using all those man hours just for weed control. It's probably much cheeper and efficient to contract out. Which is what most bases do already. Sorry man... not convinced.


How many landscapers do you know have enough equipment to take care of a military base?

Also how many companies have enough manpower to effectively take care of a military base?



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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Zaphod58
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Tell that to all the crews that died over the years because they didn't keep the weeds down.

Like I said, not all the bases contract it. Some of the overseas bases use military personnel, as do some of the US bases.


Tell 'em what? That I don't believe the DOD spend $87 million on sprayers for weeds? Uh... I'm not sure I see your point... but another nice attempt... invoking an emotive argument to diffuse and debunk. Bravo... well played.

It's all good Sir. You've done your part to try and convince me. I remain unconvinced. I'm sure we can both live with that.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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It just seems strange to me. Buying sprayers that need to be maintained, storing chemicals, and using all those man hours just for weed control. It's probably much cheeper and efficient to contract out. Which is what most bases do already. Sorry man... not convinced.


How many landscapers do you know have enough equipment to take care of a military base?

Also how many companies have enough manpower to effectively take care of a military base?


Seriously? I live in Houston.... lol... Comprende?



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:14 PM
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I wasn't going for an emotive response at all. It's a simple fact, before they developed plans to keep weeds short around the runway, there were more birds. More birds means more bird strikes. More bird strikes means more plane crashes. At low altitude and slow speed you have about two seconds to react or you're dead.

Simple fact.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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Zaphod58
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I wasn't going for an emotive response at all. It's a simple fact, before they developed plans to keep weeds short around the runway, there were more birds. More birds means more bird strikes. More bird strikes means more plane crashes. At low altitude and slow speed you have about two seconds to react or you're dead.

Simple fact.


Oh I don't doubt that at all but that's not what we're talking about is it? I just don't believe that the DOD needs $87 million worth of weed killer sprayers to maintain their bases. I think most of that stuff is contracted out. It just makes sense to do it that way.

Really, that's all I'm saying. I'm not speculating what they're being used for. I'm not disputting that the base grounds and tarmacs need to be maintained. Simple. Just seems fishy... $87,000,000 in sprayers.... that's a hellofa lot of sprayers... in fact... at $400 per sprayer we're talking 217,000 sprayers.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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And how many military bases are there around the world? Counting everything from beaches to airfields. Each one needs more than one sprayer, and they need spares to keep in storage. And most likely they are being charged more than $4,000 per sprayer. When have you ever known a military contract to pay standard prices.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:41 PM
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Zaphod58
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And how many military bases are there around the world? Counting everything from beaches to airfields. Each one needs more than one sprayer, and they need spares to keep in storage. And most likely they are being charged more than $4,000 per sprayer. When have you ever known a military contract to pay standard prices.


I give up... how many bases?

Yep... I've heard the stories about how much a hammer costs the military. What's that scene from Men in Black?

Anywho... I still think it's peculiar... but maybe not.

Have a great weekend.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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For clearing large area's of shrub or grass for deterring bird's. Would it be more efficient to use a plane for the dispensing of chemical's on a grand scale like this for large fields? Rather than using a man powered hand held version?



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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Seriously? I live in Houston.... lol... Comprende?


And what does that have to do with my questions?



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 04:55 PM
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GREAT Find. That debunks that angle that was going...



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Then you have to coordinate the spraying with flight operations at the base. A man portable tank won't interfere with operations the way aerial spraying would.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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proob4
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For clearing large area's of shrub or grass for deterring bird's. Would it be more efficient to use a plane for the dispensing of chemical's on a grand scale like this for large fields? Rather than using a man powered hand held version?


Call me paranoid but I don't think I'd like to be on or anywhere near a base that's laying down something like weed-o-cide or bug-b-dead cropduster style.

ETA: I don't think this is hand held stuff.

www.sprayingdevices.com...

Take a look at what they sell.
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posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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There are over 1,000 outside the US. Inside the US there are several thousand more. I'm on my phone right now, but I'll get more exact numbers tonight. It's somewhere close to four thousand IIRC.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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For spraying all electric grid lines for easier access.

For spraying all GMO crops.

For spraying all agricultural farmlands to starve/control the food source including family farms and private gardens.

For a potential virus sanitation process.

For using pepper type spray in large crowds.

Just a few ideas.



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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It is done by outside contracts. Although you are taking the dont be scared of the purchase on this one, I think you are wrong this time and there is a sinister reason for the purchase...



posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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Zaphod58
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Weed control on base, especially a base with aircraft, is vital. If the grass gets too thick, you get lots of bugs. You get lots of bugs, you get lots of birds to eat them.

Birds + aircraft = disaster

The only sure way to control them is control the weeds.



The post here uses a contractor for taking care of the grass and weeds, most probably do.





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