Too bad we can't immunize our government against pork flu. It may be possible that there might remotely be a chance of a smallpox threat... But I think it more likely this is about money rather than preparedness.
Yes, I am a cynical and jaded jacknape. I try to see all three sides of the coin- do you?
Thanks lightly. This from lightly's PDF about sums it up.
Relaxing Acquisition Procedures.
The Project BioShield Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-276) relaxes procedures under the Federal Acquisition Regulation for procuring property or services used in performing, administering, or supporting biomedical countermeasure R&D. The act increases the maximum, from $100,000 to $25 million, for contracts awarded under simplified acquisition procedures. It also allows these purchases using other than full and open competition.
Doe anyone else smell pork????? Methinks a senators brother-inlaw owns a bio med company.
Yer Welcome! .. i was flabbergasted when i read about how the Project BioShield Act is constructed. This thing was Designed to drain as much money as possible out of the till and into pockets! I'm not saying that a bio attack is out of the realm of possibility... or that it's necessarily 'wrong' to be prepared... BUT, this thing stinks to high heaven.
And to think ... this is just one example of a Multitude of money making schemes . Our money.... "their" schemes. We're being bled dry by these sorts of things... and all anybody ever b****es about is Social security and Medicare/Aid. Do i sound bitter? LOLy
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