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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:32 PM
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Does anyone know of a connection between Blackwater and Base-X?
Driving north on I-87 today (between Lake George & Plattsburgh, NY), I passed an SUV with both a Blackwater and a Base-X sticker on its tailgate. I know what Blackwater does, but I had no clue about Base-X until I Googled it. Apparently, it's a subcontractor that provides specialized shelters for emergency responses:

http://www.base-x.com /

Anyone know more about this? I thought it was odd to see such a vehicle so far north... :shrug:
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:37 PM
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1. They're a subsidiary of Hunter Mfg Company
http://www.huntermfgco.com

that makes "Homeland Security Products", which itself is a "business unit of Hunter Defense Technologies", http://www.hunterdefensetechnologies.com/index_hdt.cfm .

IMO, it's just another privatized war profiteering conglomerate set up to serve Bush's wars.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:46 PM
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2. Ah, got it...
...the connection is that they're both war profiteers. Thanks for the info, tridim. :hi:
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