13 things Uncle Sam has stored for safekeeping

Check out the surprising items the government has stashed away at one point or another. Cheese, anyone?

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Sep 18, 2013 11:17PM
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They forgot about the over 2.5 billion rounds of ammo the Dept. of Homeland Security has bought since 2009.
Sep 19, 2013 8:28AM
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yes, what about the millions of rounds of ammunition for the Administration, er Homeland Security
Sep 22, 2013 3:56PM
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They forgot the number one stock pile , and that would be government  B.S. !!!
Sep 18, 2013 11:06PM
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Our gov't still has gold??? The gov't hasn't had the gold audited in decades. They U.S. won't even let the German Gov't visit their own gold that is stored here. 

There's something very wrong with OUR gold reserve.
Sep 22, 2013 4:24PM
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Too bad we can't stock pile IQ points, common sense, morals, or ethics to hand out to members of Congress.
Sep 22, 2013 4:00PM
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The Dept of Homeland Security and the NSA have been creating large stockpiles of food and ammunition recently.  Something big is about to happen that they don't want John Q. Public to know about.
Sep 18, 2013 8:31PM
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147.3 million ounces   x  1362.1 US Dollar is a

 

little more then $207 million, ain't it ?

Sep 19, 2013 2:50PM
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Gold IS a commodity!  It has a fairly steady purchasing value or power.  Because of the devaluation of our dollar it takes more dollars to buy an ounce of gold.today than decades ago.   Gold should be returned to being our currency standard and we should live within our means.  
Sep 19, 2013 1:35PM
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Totally agree, Ft. Knox is dust filled vaults.    Just like the gold and silver that was under the WTC, most of it turned up missing after the attack...
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Instead of stockpiling food or food aid to other countries, the government should make any stockpiled food available to those who need it here.
Sep 19, 2013 2:59PM
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I'd be fine with all that storing stuff as long as the government raisins weren't right next to the government rabbits...
Sep 22, 2013 6:04PM
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IMO the USDA was foolish to get rid ot the grain stockpile in favor of a cash stockpile...
if there's a series of bad harvests globally, we can't bloody well eat cash, can we?
just saying....

Sep 22, 2013 4:59PM
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why not feed the American people with these foods stored up?
Sep 19, 2013 12:24PM
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The only problem, with the comment, made by FSturgis is the fact that gold, no longer, is a world commodity.  That is why Obama ended the inland, US oil drilling.  
Oil is the commodity Obama doesn't want us to have and there's enough oil, under the inland, United States to replace most of the Middle East as the #1 oil country.
If the U.S. had struck the trillions-barrels of oil they KNOW is beneath the Ohio Valley, Obama's buddies would be owing us what he knows we'll, forever, be owing them.
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tons of gear to suppress the American people, our data, food and supplies for the rich and powerful to survive on, hidden military bases and facilities, and probably our DNA samples too.
Sep 19, 2013 2:57PM
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147.3 million ounces Au @ $207 million. Let's see, that comes to $1.40 per ounce of gold.

 

Say, anytime you'd like to sell me some of your solid gold coins I'd be happy to give you double that amount!!

Sep 19, 2013 2:08PM
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A little math problem... it is billion, not million.  Ft. Knox wouldn't be worth keeping around if it was 207 million, they could keep that easily in a bank somewhere. 
Sep 19, 2013 12:03PM
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Having these reserves is a good idea.

In some cases, they remind me of that Egyptian pharaoh's dream about times to come.

Sep 22, 2013 4:54PM
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What about the stockpile of Idiots working for the Gov't.
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