BY Stephanie Gaskell
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 17th 2009, 4:00 AM
A New Jersey hospital that treats sick 9/11 first responders got a last-minute reprieve Tuesday when the feds vowed to send cash to keep it open through September.
The Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick had told its 1,800 patients it wasn't sure it could stay open past next month.
Federal funding had been held up over an accounting dispute, but late Tuesday the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said it was sending $575,000 to cover summer expenses.
John Feal, founder of the Fealgood Foundation, which pushes for health care for 9/11 workers, said the money isn't enough.
Feal said, "$575,000 is like putting a Band-Aid on a machine-gun wound.
"Funding for three months is a joke when 9/11 first responders will need treatment for the rest of their lives."
Compiled by 9/11 Family Members Lorie Van Auken and Mindy Kleinberg, here is a list of questions submitted to the 9/11 Commission, along with a report as to how well they were answered by them.
Click Here (PDF)
The full list of unanswered questions can be seen here.
This is something people should have been handing out long ago.
This week's Diet Soap podcast features the second part of a conversation with Peter Dale Scott about his book "The Road to 9/11." Peter also discusses his views on the pros and cons of Noam Chomsky, his admiration and impatience with anarchism and other revolutionary strategies for social change, and the necessary difficulties involved with attempts to understand deep politics. Phil Och's song "Love Me I'm Liberal" along with a factoid on the Titanic are also featured.
Tuesday June 16, 2009
Dr. Yuan T. Lee is a 1986 Chemistry Nobel Laureate.
After his public lecture, we briefly explained the findings of the "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the World Trade Center Catastrophe" peer-reviewed paper and politely asked him to review it.
- One Professor at a Time -
University of Waterloo 9/11 Research Group
Direct link to smear job- leave a comment: http://www.opednews.com/articles/911-NanoTech-Thermite-Publ-by-John-R-Moffett-090616-456.html
See this link for hyperlinks in my post:
Dr. Moffett Smears ‘Active Thermitic’ Paper by Association- Again
In another headlined article at OpEdNews.com, Sr. Editor Dr. Moffett has again smeared the peer-reviewed paper, Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe published in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, published by Bentham.org. A different Bentham.org journal, The Open Information Science Journal, recently published a hoax paper, and 2 editors resigned: Open Access Publisher Accepts Nonsense Manuscript for Dollars. See Dr. Moffett’s previous smear job rebutted by Dr. Michael Green, here: Pardon Our Dust, or, Why the World Trade Center Dust Matters. See Dr. Moffett’s current smear job here: 911 NanoTech Thermite Publisher Accepts Fake Paper, Editors quit
I find some areas of agreement with Dr. Moffet; for instance, he says: "The only way to find out what really happened [on 9/11] is to have a large panel of independent researchers reopen the case, with access to the classified documents that would be needed to make a valid assessment of all the data."
-New Jersey Clinic Will Have Only $100K on Hand at Month’s End, May Stop Seeing Patients-
News Release: June 16, 2009
Contacts: Joe Soldevere (Maloney), 212-860-0606
Ilan Kayatsky (Nadler), 212-367-7350
Carol Danko (King), 202-225-7896
Lauren Amendolara (McMahon), 202-225-8420
Washington, D.C. – Today, New York Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, and Michael McMahon wrote to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Peter Orszag asking him to correct flawed accounting procedures and other obstacles put in place by the previous administration that are impeding the flow of funding to clinics operated by the World Trade Center Health Program (a full copy of the lawmakers’ letter is below). As a result of these difficulties, the WTC Health Program’s New Jersey clinic reports that it will only have $100,000 on hand by the end of June and may have to stop seeing patients by the end of next month.
CIA director Leon Panetta told the New Yorker:
When you read behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point.
News commentator Ed Schultz said today that Cheney is wishing for a terrorist attack on the U.S.
What should we make of all this?
Well, everyone knows that Cheney is ruthless:
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! - Jon
Tuesday, June 16th 2009, 4:00 AM
Nearly 2,000 sick 9/11 first responders could be left without medical care while a New Jersey hospital battles with the federal government for more money, the Daily News has learned.
The Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in ., says it expects to run out of federal funding next month.
It has requested more money, but the Office of Management and Budget in Washington has disputed the hospital is broke.
"The promise is that the check's in the mail," said Dr. James Melius, of the New York State Laborers' Health and Safety Fund. "But it's been in the mail now for two months."
A hospital spokesman confirmed that they're waiting for more funding but said he's hopeful the money will come in time.
An OMB spokesman didn't immediately return a call for comment.