The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Leaky levees?
Just erase them!

Sep 10, 2007

Five earthwork levees protecting East St. Louis from Mississippi floods are unstable and need repair, says FEMA. The levees are as unreliable as New Orleans’.

But FEMA says there’s no money to fix the levees.

Instead, FEMA will erase the levees from future flood-control maps! Just pretend they aren’t there.

The 31,000 inhabitants of East St. Louis will surely enjoy their new status as an “unprotected flood plain,” when the water starts pouring in.