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Agreement gives more 9/11 workers health benefits

No comment necessary. Far too little, way too late.

The Associated Press
Friday, June 20, 2008; 6:28 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. David Paterson said Friday that he has reached an agreement with New York state legislative leaders to extend health benefits to hundreds of workers who toiled at the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

More than 8,800 New York City workers applied for a "presumptive accidental disability retirement benefit" for illnesses they developed after working at ground zero after the attacks.

Paterson says the legislation will benefit more than 1,000 workers who were turned down because they didn't get physical exams before they were hired, which had been a requirement to obtain the benefit.

The new law gives them benefits if they provide access to medical records and demonstrate they didn't have the health problems beforehand.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/20/AR2008062002478.html?hpid=sec-health

My Letter to Stu Bykofsky was published!

In response to Mr. Bykofsky's scumbag comments on the necessity of 'a new 9/11".

Here's the link, second letter on the page:

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/opinion/20070814_Letters__.html

I am sure that this e-mail is not the first you've received in reply to your little article calling for a new 9/11 so Americans will get behind Dick Cheney's war crimes. Surely you understand that 9/11 was facilitated not by Muslim fanatic religious extremists, but by the CIA and criminal elements at the highest levels of the American government. Osama bin Laden did not issue the NORAD standdown, disallowing the scrambling of fighter jets to shoot down the supposedly hijacked planes, nor did Mohammed Atta order the demolition of WTC 7. Terrorism by nature is political manipulation. Calling for murderous atrocities on American soil a la 9/11 is an act of terrorism in and of itself. How shameful of you to call for war crimes against humanity.

Jason Jensen

Philadelphia