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Saturday, June 23, 2007
giving toxic trailers to the Native Americans
FEMA now has a great plan to get rid of all the surplus tin coffins, aka FEMA trailers. The RV industry didn’t want the government putting all these trailers up for sale because it would gut the market. So now the government has decided to give the trailers to Native Americans. Most likely they won’t have heard about all the people who have gotten sick after being housed in these toxic trailers after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Is this the latest incarnation of giving smallpox blankets to the Native Americans?