Saturday, July 26, 2008

FEMA seeks immunity from trailer fume suits

Here's another reason why disaster victims could be taught how to make their own emergency shelters (Gertees) and encouraged to cover them with materials of their own choosing. I wonder if there are any similar complaints against yurt manufacturers who supplied FEMA with new yurts. The ACL got thousands of hits from people looking for jobs driving these trailers to New Orleans. My research at the time included business reports from trailer manufacturers who jumped to meet the demand. For some reason, this reminds me of the old restaurant saying about how many times you can sell the same chicken.
"NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency asked a federal judge Wednesday for immunity from lawsuits over potentially dangerous fumes in government-issued trailers that have housed tens of thousands of Gulf Coast hurricane victims.

"Lawyers for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita accuse FEMA of negligence for sheltering them in trailers with elevated levels of formaldehyde, a preservative used in construction materials that can cause health problems.

Has anyone ever heard anything about what eventually happened to the American "refugees" who were placed under armed guard at U.S. Army Posts, for their own "protection"? I've never learned what happened to the missing cops or the missing children. Did any of them end up being "invited" to Bohemian Grove? This gives population reduction a whole new meaning.


Mizzie Jones said...

I for one would love to know what happened to the American refugees who were placed under armed guard.

This is something the public should be demanding to know.

the tent lady said...

It may have been followed up on by somebody, somewhere. I've just never been able to find any reference to them after the initial flurry of mainstream news articles that described their stay at Ft. McClellan and a few others.

Bobby Garner said...

"The primary job of the military, FEMA, and Homeland Security is not to protect the American people in times of emergency but to protect the government in times of emergency and keep it functioning. Their primary assignment is, not to rescue people, but to control them. Their directive is to relocate families and businesses, confiscate property, commandeer goods, direct labor and services, and establish martial law. The reason FEMA and Homeland security failed to carry out an effective rescue operation is that this was not their primary mission, and the reason they blocked others from doing so is that any operations not controlled by the central authority are contrary to their directives. Their objective was to bring the entire area under the control of the federal government - and this they succeeded in doing very well. They did not fail in New Orleans. They were a huge success. Once this simple fact is understood, everything that happened in the wake of Katrina becomes understandable and logical." ~ G. Edward Griffin, 2005 September 19, ~ THE US GOVERNMENT DID NOT FAIL ITS MISSION

With New Orleans under military occupation which is an act of war, anyone who got in the way or interfered because they disagreed with the way things were going would be considered at least prisoners of war, if not the enemy. Those missing people may never be seen or heard from again.

To put the New Orleans crisis in the proper perspective, you need to see the CBS TV series JERICHO. The setting is in Kansas following a 9/11 type attack. In this series, Ravenwood portrays the operation of mercenaries like Blackwater as we saw in New Orleans. It is available on DVD.