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MONTGOMERY - Police, firefighters and others soon will be compensated for injuries suffered from the World Trade Center destruction - following settlements determined by a local firm experienced in complex, emotionally charged personal injury cases.
Garretson Firm Resolution Group has been named by a federal judge in New York to administer the $712.5 million that the government will pay to more than 10,000 workers injured in rescue, recovery and debris removal efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attack.
The settlements will come after years of lawsuits against New York City and contractors, brought by workers who fell ill in the months and years following cleanup at the site.
"We're dealing with some profoundly injured people and working to bring them closure," says Matthew Garretson, president and founder of the firm. Some emergency responders can no longer work, are forced to take 15 medications and use breathing machines for regular treatment.
Something to Hide? Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents
The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents.
After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people. The agencies said that divulging the material could jeopardize their prosecution of Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the accused gunman.
The Pentagon did budge in other areas, however, saying it had agreed to give the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs access to Hasan's personnel file, as well as part of an Army report that scrutinized why superiors failed to intervene in Hasan's career as an Army psychiatrist, despite signs of his religious radicalization and shortcomings as a soldier.
Leslie Phillips, a spokeswoman for the Senate committee, called the refusal by the Pentagon and the Justice Department to hand over all the requested material "an affront to Congress's constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight of the executive branch."
She said the committee, chaired by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), was still deciding whether to pursue the subpoenas in court. The committee has complained that the Obama administration has been stonewalling it for months over its Hasan probe, prompting it to issue the subpoenas April 19.
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said the Defense Department has tried to cooperate as much as possible with the Senate investigation.
He said that Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III spoke Friday with Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), the committee's ranking Republican, in an attempt to resolve the dispute but added that he didn't know whether the Obama administration's offer would be enough to satisfy the panel.
"We feel as though we have leaned very far forward," Morrell said. "This is as far as we are prepared to go."
Although most of our weekly public access one hour television shows tend to focus on the events of 9/11 last week we decided to discuss the assassination of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the subsequent cover-up of the evidence and the results of the 1999 trial. Throughout this program we discussed the correlations between this cover-up and the 9/11 evidence and cover-up. The similarities of planted evidence, patsies and the demonization by the mainstream media of anyone who does not adhere to the "official government story".
For tonight's show we will focus on the CIA ties to Al Qaeda dating back to the Carter administrations funding of the Mujahedeen to the alleged 9/11 hijackers being trained at U.S. military bases, the Able Danger program and how it was dismissed by the 9/11 Commission Report and the Bush administration to the strange circumstances in letting Osama Bin Laden and other Al Qaede personnel escape from Tora Bora into Pakistan in the fall of 2001.
We, at Cincinnati 9/11 Truth, are very happy to announce starting on Wednesday September 9th our local cable access show will be expanding. For the past year we've been airing a monthly one hour 9/11 Truth show on the local Time Warner Cable network and starting on September 9th we will have a weekly one hour show. Although we're sure that our audience for a local cable access program is small we are excited by the opportunity to increase our programming content and availability. We also post the video of our shows at our website.www.Cincinnati911Truth.org and on YouTube.
We are also going to be attending and having a booth at the upcoming September 5th Tea Party Event in West Chester Ohio where we will hand out information flyers and free 9/11 Truth dvds. On 9/11/09 we will be on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati also be handing out information flyers and free 9/11 Truth dvds.
Here is a video we recently aired on our last cable access show:
Yesterday I sent this email to Glenn Beck, his producer and staff.
SUBJECT: Glenn Beck, you are truly an inspiration!
Dear Glenn Beck,
I am writing to sincerely thank you for the free publicity plug for our
organization and for your words of inspiration! Today (Sunday June 14th from 12
Noon to 5pm), five of us decided to attend one of your 9/12 Project Tea Parties
in New Richmond Ohio (just outside of Cincinnati). We had previously not
considered this particular crowd to be our likely target audience but today's
response was generally incredibly, overwhelmingly positive! There was quite a
crowd there. Complete with live music, guest speakers, clever political signs
about the fascistic direction of our country. A very anti Obama crowd.
We set up a table with several different flyers, signs and free dvds to disperse
to a very hungry audience. Since we were located right at the entrance to this
event we were able to offer all of our information to everyone who passed by. We
employed a very tactical approach by offering all passersbys a free dvd of The
Like many Americans, I witnessed the events of 9/11/01 on television and was mesmerized yet extremely bothered by what I saw happen that day. Things just didn't seem to make sense. How could four hijacked airplanes travel in american airspace for over 90 minutes without any type of interception from our $40 billion air defense industry? Then the Twin Towers both completely collapsed. Then I thought "How in the hell could The Pentagon by struck by an airplane“? The Pentagon is the very symbol of our military strength. When the television crews were showing the 'crash site' of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA, I found it impossible to believe that a large airliner could crash and disintegrate into such a small hole. Later that evening when I returned home from work and turned on the news I saw the collapse of WTC building 7. Very suspicious! So I had so many nagging questions from that day on...
In the summer of 2002 when the Bush administration started talking about the threats posed by Iraq concerning WMD, I kept listening to the contrary words of Scott Ritter and Hans Blix. Of course, Ritter and Blix were proven to be right. I started researching the 9/11 attacks in late 2003.