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June 17, 2007 -- About 5,000 active and retired FDNY employees are receiving medical treatment for injuries and illnesses connected to the World Trade Center attacks, according to a Fire Department document.

"That is an absolutely staggering number, and it's a number that speaks volumes," said Andrew Carboy, a lawyer who represents more than 200 firefighters in a negligence suit against the city. "That's half of what the force was on 9/11."

The FDNY had about 11,000 members on Sept. 11, 2001.

About 3,000 firefighters and EMS workers are receiving counseling for emotional problems. Another 1,500 are suffering respiratory ailments.
There are also between 600 and 1,000 FDNY members - most of whom retired after 9/11 - currently receiving prescription medication for a variety of illnesses, from asthma and gastrointestinal disease to depression and anxiety.

Stephen Lendman Reviews Michel Chossudovsky's "America's War on Terrorism" at has a great review of
Michel Chossudovsky's "America's War on Terrorism"

Read it and comment. Encourage their COURAGE

Stephen Lendman Reviews Michel Chossudovsky's "America's War on Terrorism"

"America's War on Terrorism" - An Overview
Part I - September 11
Part II - War and Globalization
Part III - The Disinformation Campaign
Part IV - The New World Order
"America's War on Terrorism" - An Overview
Chossudovsky's book is a greatly expanded version of his 2002 book titled, "War and Globalization: The Truth behind September 11." The current newly titled 2005 edition (post-9/11 and the 2003 Iraq invasion and occupation) includes 12 new chapters with those in the original edition updated. The author states the book's purpose is "to refute the official narrative and reveal - using detailed evidence and documentation (not speculation based on opinion alone)" - the true nature of America's "war on terrorism," that's as relevant now as when the book was first published.

BuzzFlash "Media Putz of the Week"

Each week, will pick one honoree for the BuzzFlash "Media Putz of the Week" award from nominations submitted readers. Please keep your nomination to 200 words or less.

If your nomination is chosen, you will receive a tote bag. In the case of multiple nominations of the same honoree, BuzzFlash reserves the right to pick the designated nominator based on the strength of the written entry.

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Write out the reason for nomination as you wish it to appear:

Here is my nomination: BUZZFLASH

The most insidious of hypocrites are those that engage in hypocrisy while pointing the finger at others.

Many times people have submitted news stories to relating to 9/11. The stories are not "rejected"and placed in the reject bin...they disappear as if they never existed.

Once I received an email from BuzzFlash stating they did not believe 9/11 was an "inside job".

Downsize DC Continues to "Press for Truth"

D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h It's Sunday. At 4 PM Eastern (3 PM Central, 2 PM Mountain, and 1 PM Pacific), it will be time for another episode of The Downsize DC Conference Call (radio show).

My guest today will be Ray Nowosielski, the producer and director of 9/11: Press for Truth.

No, this is not a repeat of last week's show.

This will be a completely different show where we discuss specifics -- that is, the specific failures (those thoroughly documented by mainstream sources) -- that should result in investigation, firings, and prosecutions.

Yes, these failures in intelligence and potential cover-ups exist. They are not figments of our imagination. They don't indicate a conspiratorial bent.

BUT THEY ARE REAL and SUFFICIENT, in and of themselves, to call into question the entire plans of our Monopoly Government to . . . restrict our liberties, invade our privacy, spend our money on expensive and ineffective boondoggles, and take us into preemptive wars that make us more, rather than less safe.

A PDF of Questions from Family Steering Commitee to Cover-up Commision

A PDF of Questions from Family Steering Commitee to Commision

Vast majority...unanswered, or inadequately answered

A New Campaign to "Press for Truth"

A New Campaign to "Press for Truth"

Dear fellow 911 Press For Truth Patrons,

Congressman Dennis Kucinich has just announced that he will begin holding new hearings into 9/11 beginning in September because "the Commission Final Report... never resolved certain conflicts." The acclaimed film 9/11 Press For Truth details those conflicts like no other movie has, featuring five members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee (the small group of victim's relatives who forced the creation of the 9/11 Commission), who revealed for the first time in the movie that "70% of our questions" were not answered by the Final Report.

In response to Kucinich's announcement, the makers of 9/11 Press For Truth are launching of a new campaign to bring about real answers for the September 11th families -- and a brand new web site at

History Commons Project, Update for the week of May 20-May 26

History Commons Project, Update for the week of May 20-May 26
Lend a Helping Hand!

We've done a lot of work over the last several months. Several hundred new events have been added to the History Commons database. But we need your help! Our goal is for the History Commons to become civil society's intelligence database, a place where the public can document scandals, injustices, and history in general. There are many types of forces that contribute to historical change. But arguably, one of the most powerful is technological changes that alter the relationship between producers and consumers. A decade ago, the common consumer of information did not have the means to produce and distribute information, or contribute directly to the published historical record. With the Internet, all this has changed. The History Commons seeks to exploit this technology to the fullest extent possible in a way that maximizes the influence that civil society has over information production, thus enabling people at the grassroots level to keep a close eye on the activities of powerful individuals and organizations.



About 15% of responders are bringing up 911 Truth

Your turn to start the conversation about what really matters in America
Are you worried or outraged by something in your neighborhood, in our
government or across the nation? What gnaws at you but seems to go
unmentioned in the national political campaigns?

This is your chance to drive the conversation about what really
matters in America.

Here's how it works: You tell us about the specific issues that are
most important to you and explain how they affect your daily life. We
also want to hear how you would solve the problem.

Go to Google Video and Suggest They Stop Censoring

This week FOUR 9/11 Truth Videos were removed from the Google Video Top 100 even though they were climbing.
This was no accident.

I suggested:

they stop censoring

someone blow the whistle on who is giving orders to censor

they tell how it feels to be complicit in the cover-up of 9/11 Truth

PNACitizen Confronts Brownback on WTC7

On 5/24/07 the University of Iowa Chapter of a Project for a New American Citizen went to a Sam Brownback event to question him on several ... all » issues. When no Q & A opportunity was presented, one member managed to inform him on the issues of WTC 7 and the latest findings of Professor Steven E. Jones. Brownback asked "what would you like for me to do?" We requested that the Senator become informed on the circumstances surrounding the collapse of WTC 7 and to support a new and independent investigation into the events of 9/11/2001.


History Commons Project, Update for weeks of May 13-May 19

History Commons Project, Update for weeks of May 13-May 19
This week's investigative themes
9/11 Project

Matt's new entries again focus especially on the events of 9/11 itself. He includes important new details about Donald Rumsfeld's reaction to the attacks that have been revealed in recently published books. These demonstrate how Rumsfeld effectively broke the military chain of command while the US was under attack. Matt also looks at a series of top-secret...
Read complete summary with links
Join the effort

Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency

Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency
By Matthew Rothschild

May 18, 2007

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.
In a new National Security Presidential Directive, Bush lays out his plans for dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.”

Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”

He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.”

The White House released it on May 9.

Other than a discussion on Daily Kos led off by a posting by Leo Fender, and a pro-forma notice in a couple of mainstream newspapers, this document has gone unremarked upon.

The subject of the document is entitled “National Continuity Policy.”

Proof That Homeland Security Was Formed PRIOR to 9/11

Proof That Homeland Security Was Formed PRIOR to 9/11 - LINK - Tony Snow admits on Fox News on September 11, 2001 that DHS ("Homeland Defense") was a newly-created organization BEFORE 9/11, slated to receive a large influx of funding in a time of budget cuts at the Pentagon.

Pilots for 911 Truth Conference Needs Assistance. Rob Pours Over NTSB United 93 data!

Needs Organization Secretary to help organize a PILOTS TRUTH CONFERENCE
He is currently pouring over NTSB United 93 data.

Contact him via Pilots for 911 Truth.

Hello everyone,

First I would like to thank you all for the great success our organization has had in the few short months we have been a group. We have grown more than I expected with some very credible and professional individuals.

Many of you know that I have been tossing out the idea of a Conference sponsored by our organization. I would like to get the ball rolling on this and I need ideas and help. Our organization has grown to a robust level and continues to grow. I think its about time we all meet, sit down, and do some hangar flying.

This is what I propose. A weeked conference at a Hotel somewhere near the center of the country. Perhaps Friday thru Moday. Im thinking Cincinatti/NKY since its a major hub, I know the area very well (was based at CVG) and it is relatively mid-country. I also think its a great town.

Open Letter from Michael Moore to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Friday, May 11th, 2007
Open Letter from Michael Moore to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Secretary Henry Paulson
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20220

May 11, 2007

Secretary Paulson,

I am contacting you in light of the document sent to me dated May 2, 2007, which was received May 7, 2007 indicating that an investigation has been opened up with regards to a trip I took to Cuba with a group of Americans that included some 9/11 heroes in March 2007 related to the filming of my next documentary, on the American Healthcare system. SiCKO, which will be seen in theaters this summer, will expose the health care industry’s greed and control over America’s political processes.