By James Smith
3 January 2013
na·ive Extremely simple and trusting: having or showing an excessively simple and trusting view of the world and human nature, often as a result of youth and inexperience
1. not shrewd or sophisticated: showing a lack of sophistication and subtlety or of critical judgment and analysis
2. artless: admirably straightforward and uncomplicated or refreshingly innocent and unaffected
On the 18th of December, 2012 I wrote a story about how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had requested, through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), an order for 200,000 rounds of 180 Grain, Jacketed Hollow Point Ammunition. Despite the fact that FLETC orders more ammunition that a human could possible expend in a lifetime.
And to be quite frank, these solicitations are very tiresome because we ask questions and no one seems to have any answers.
But once in a while you just fall onto a nugget that makes this task seem less Sisyphean and more of a worthy calling.
In reviewing the award granted to the “winner” of this contract, I see that the American Tax Payer is again, the loser. We’ll add up the tally later.
The winner of this contract is Evian Group, Inc. located at 105 South Eastern Ave, Las Vegas Nevada.
Well congratulations Evian Group, you’ve shown the Federal Government what it means to be naïve.
It seems that the Evian Group was formed on December 12, 2012, just 5 days before the announcement of the solicitation:
But wait, there’s more!
The contract for 200,000 rounds was $45,758, which boils down to about $0.21 per round. And to be quiet honest, that a really good price. As in, unheard of good price. So two websites were used for comparison. You’ll see that the price was less than half of what the other guys are charging.
The address provided to DHS and the Secretary of State is 105 S Eastern Avenue. Let’s use the NSA’s golden child, Google, to take a look what’s there:
What you see is the street corner of East Fremont Street and the intersection of North Eastern Avenue and South Eastern Avenue. On the opposite side of the street is an ARCO gas station.
Does anyone see a business capable of providing 200,000 rounds of jacketed hollow point rounds to the Federal Government? There’s not even a MailBoxes Etc to accept mail! 105 S Eastern Avenue looks like the parking lot for a bodega.
The listed principles, Grace Hodge and Larayne Whitehead, are director and president respectively. Nowhere can they be found attached to Evian Group, Inc, which is unusual as they whole purpose of running a business is to create a steady stream of revenue. They cannot be found on LinkedIn, where people network to get more business, or even in Google as a website. Eviangroup.com is parked by GoDaddy.com for a future site, and Bravenet is hosting Eviangroup.net.
Furthermore, no property or telephone records exist for principles. The people do not seem to exist in Nevada.
In reviewing the DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) record, when the telephone number was called, it was not a business line, but a rather unusual phrase was used, “…[P]lease download line 2”.
So the question of the moment is this: Is this a payoff to a mobster or someone of less than honest intent, or is this graft for Harry Reid, the incumbent Senator for Nevada?
But, as usual, the truth will stay hidden because the government is not “for the people”, but against the people. Not “of the people” but of special interests. And it is certainly not “by the people”, because we know the difference from right and wrong. And as long as evil stays in power, the Nation, once mighty, will pass into the annals of history as a mere footnote.