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The Disaster in East Palestine is the latest reminder of how little the Biden Administration and the Bipartisan Swamp cares about the concerns of the American People. While the Swamp bends over backwards to shovel billions and billions of dollars into the hands of corrupt Ukrainian Oligarchs and Defense Contractors, the Forgotten Americans who populate the towns in and around East Palestine are left to deal with the chaos and uncertainty on their own.
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The Disaster In East Palestine
A few weeks ago, a train derailed and started a massive fire near the Ohio town of East Palestine. The train was transporting various chemicals, including vinyl chloride.
Eleven of the derailed cars contained hazardous materials, some of which are used to make plastics. Vinyl chloride, a cancer-causing substance, was among the primary chemicals released in the crash, according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokesman James Lee.
Vinyl chloride also releases other chemicals when it burns, many of which can be harmful to humans, experts say. Exposure to these chemicals can cause eye or throat irritation, as well as dizziness, nausea or headache.
The Post Millennial has a great breakdown and timeline of the events.
Fast forward to this week, and the Biden Administration is continuing to downplay the severity of this crisis, despite residents demanding answers and accountability.
Here is Biden’s incompetent diversity hire Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg:
That these derailments are increasingly common is an indictment of America’s crumbling infrastructure. Infrastructure that is looking more third world every year.
Ohio Senator J.D. Vance joined Tucker Carlson this week to discuss.
Senator Vance traveled to East Palestine this week to assess the damage and bring attention to the horrific contamination of the water.
Here are some more updates from Senator Vance throughout this week.
Residents and independent journalists have been justifiably furious with the response and have done a better job documenting what’s happening in their community than the Mainstream Media. Especially, the disturbing state of the water.
Some residents are even reporting that they have been approached and asked to sign waivers promising not to sue the agencies monitoring the air near their property.
The Kanekoa News Substack has done a great job breaking down this crisis and looking into these questionable waivers.
The company hired by Norfolk Southern has already persuaded 340 residents to sign agreements that reportedly waive their legal rights in the aftermath of Ohio's train crash.
Excellent journalist/commentator Pedro Gonzalez traveled to East Palestine this week to document what is happening and compiled a thread of what he has witnessed so far.
The Government’s response to all of this has been to shrug it off/ignore it like Secretary Buttigieg and to focus on their main priorities of “Equity” and Ukraine.
FEMA even turned down assisting East Palestine, until President Trump announced that he was going to visit East Palestine this coming Wednesday.
A few tweets to think about after the initial response by the Biden Administration and FEMA.
The Disaster in East Palestine is a loud reminder of the incompetence, the callousness and the warped priorities of the Swamp. The people in and around East Palestine are the Forgotten People that President Trump spoke of often during his rise to the Presidency. They’ve been abandoned for decades, until a brief respite during Trump’s first term. But now they have been forgotten by their own Government all over again and left to fend for themselves. It is up to all of us to help make sure their story is told, and see to it that they receive the redress they deserve.
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