Neo-Hippie Ramblings - I'm a Non-Conformist Just Like All My Friends: The jackals are eating well this week

Monday, September 12, 2005

The jackals are eating well this week

Whether you agree with the allegations or not, I'm sure you're aware of the charges of war profiteering by Haliburton et al.

Here's something you might not have heard about, though. In the late 90s, when Dubya was still governor of Texas, he was chin-deep in a scandal that ended up being tagged 'Funeralgate'. A mortuary services company called Service Corporation International was caught tossing disinterred bodies into the woods in order to re-sell funeral plots. Bush refused to testify under subpoena as to his involvement in the scandal. Classy, huh?

Well, now. You'll never guess who's been handed a paid contract by FEMA to handle mortuary services in the wake of hurricane Katrina, even though funeral directors in the disaster region offered to perform the same services for free. Yup, a wholly-owned subsidary of SCI called Kenyon International Emergency Services.


Do try to keep track of the bodies, guys.

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