9/11 First Responder Fund Drive

At the end of our last fund-raiser, I said that I was going to hold one each quarter. Here we are in the second quarter, and now is as good a time as any.

A lot has happened since the last time we did this. Some of it good, some of it sad, and some of it even sadder.

Congressmen Jerrold Nadler of NY recently asked, “Who made decisions, if any, that resulted unnecessarily in a lot of people getting sick?”

As we all know here, and for those who don't, it was the White House that pressured the EPA's Christie Todd Whitman, through Condoleezza Rice's office to inform 9/11 First Responders, and New Yorkers that their air was safe to breathe, and their water was safe to drink.

On March 17th The News-Times reported that Dr. Robin Herbert of Mt. Sinai hospital said, "many of us found that hard to believe." Many Americans do as well. They went on to say that "others did believe it and began walking around the site without protecting their lungs." Now as a result, 1000's of people are sick, and over 100 have died.

Their reasons for doing this? "Competing priorities" such as national security and "opening Wall Street." Apparently Rep. Nadler doesn't have access to the same information we do.

On April 20th, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit against Christie Todd Whitman for her actions regarding her statements pertaining to the air and water conditions. They decided the "government's interest in returning New York to normalcy following the attacks should protect it from lawsuits alleging that the government made false statements about air quality." They said what she did wasn't "conscience shocking." It was reported that this ruling, "could spell trouble for New Yorkers suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its former chief for saying that sooty Lower Manhattan air was safe to breathe after the Sept. 11 terror attacks." This "outraged" everyone, and rightfully so.

Michael Bloomberg, "killed a study on the city's response to the 9/11 attacks after his lawyers said they did not want a report that cited any missteps or dealt with "environmental" or "respirator issues."

Guess who else isn't innocent in all of this? That's right, you guessed it. Presidential hopeful, and Neocon front-runner, "America's Mayor," Rudy Giuliani. Thousands of pages of legal testimony showed that Rudy's administration "never meaningfully enforced federal requirements that those at the site wear respirators." They also warned companies working on the pile that "they would face penalties or be fired if work slowed." Also, "according to public hearing transcripts and unpublished administration records, officials also on some occasions gave flawed public representations of the nature of the health threat, even as they privately worried about exposure to lawsuits by sickened workers." VOTE RUDY!

I'm not going to get into the battles taking place right now in regards to funding for our heroes, and New Yorkers. $500 Billion spent on the Iraq War, you would think they could throw a few $Billion their way.

Doesn't this make you sick? Doesn't this make you angry? It's absurd!

As I said, some good has happened. Because of Rosie O'Donnell's devotion to America, millions of Americans were given their first exposure to the problems our heroes are facing. As a result of that episode, the FealGood Foundation received over 100 emails, and over $1000 in donations. I know the media has been covering it more, however, they're not asking the right questions obviously.

Clinton and Nadler said they are going to hold hearings into what happened. I don't trust either of them, and I expect it to be nothing more than a show. However, if it somehow educates people, or brings more exposure to their problem, then it might be a good thing. We shall have to wait and see. Can you believe Christie Todd Whitman initially refused to testify?

Michael Moore's new movie "Sicko" has brought a lot of attention to what's going on. Say what you will of him, but he does manage to stir the pot as they say.

Since our last fund-raiser, three more heroes have passed away. Phillip Rooney a city transportation worker, Detective Kevin Hawkins, and Detective Robert Williamson. My condolences to their families.

Not long after his appearance on "The View", Vito Valenti went into the hospital. His condition is deteriorating everyday. If you can, send him a word. I'm sure he would appreciate it.

The President and founder of the FealGood Foundation, John Feal, is about ready to donate his kidney to Paul Grossfeld. He also recently got married. Congratulations John and Marzena.

Last time, we donated equally to the FealGood Foundation and to the GearUp Foundation. This time, I wanted to do something a little different. Because John and Vito are on the board of the FealGood Foundation, they can not receive any of the money the FealGood Foundation gets. I thought it would be nice this time to divide the amount of money into three. One check for the FealGood Foundation, one check for Vito Valenti, and one check for John Feal.

Our heroes are still hurting, and need our help. Please give what you can, and thank you.

Jon Gold

From John Feal...

I am humbled by your generosity and warmth, but let it be known that if any money is donated, please donate my share to my big buddy who is fighting to save his own life while he helps others. Vito and his family need this more than I do, and I have two healthy lungs and will continue to fight for Vito and the others who face the same sad outcome.

God bless you all
John Feal

I told him that's his decision. He's getting a check whether he likes it or not.

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A proposal.

The first responders were there within minutes. We may be a little late, but it's time for us to come to their aid.

I have a national proposal. A lot of people have been talking about impeach Cheney, and while I strongly value that and think that it is a worth while proposal - we need to think about priorities. We can't continue to fight injustice past and let injustice present go on.

I believe there is a way for us to help both the first responders and the 9/11 Truth Movement.

We push for a criminal investigation into the EPA's data falsification, while raising awareness through a nationwide fundraiser for the fealgoodfoundation, Vito, and John.

It won't be long until I'm sitting out on the street corner with a sign. %70 of first responders have severe lung conditions - Christie Todd Whitman told them the air was safe to breathe and the water was safe to drink.

What if we were on every street corner, every day, during rush hour. What if we were along the pathway that Paris Hilton walked to jail with signs that said "Help the first responders!"

What if we can save lives NOW and honor the lives we lost THEN at the same time?

I hope to see you on a street corner soon.

Fire helmet vigil?

What if instead of "passing the hat" we all sat outside with signs that said "Don't pass the hat. 70% of 9/11 First Responders need your help."

Each helmet could be in honor of a fallen first responder.

Just an idea.



Thanks for doing this.

No problem...

I still think you're Rosie by the way. :) Even though you're from PA. "PA." wink wink ;)

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Speaking of Rosie

I had an interesting conversation with the woman who cuts my hair yesterday. I had talked to her about 9/11 sometime ago, and apparently she talked to a friend of hers about it. That friend wasn't convinced of 9/11 Truth until she saw Rosie talking about it on the View. It was actually Rosie's work that convinced this woman to return to the subject for a second look.

Just goes to show that we all have different sources of authority, and that there is never a bad time or place to spread 9/11 Truth.


sorry. not rosie.
just some dude from PA.

she's tougher than I am.

: )



6 donations already. Thanks everyone.

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The video of the first checks delivered...

Here's a poorly made video I made called, "Hats"...

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Is there a deadline to

Is there a deadline to this?

Let me pick a day or two of daytrading and donate my earnings.

I'll be in touch.

911dvds@gmail.com - $1 DVDs shipped - email for info


In one day. That's incredible.

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On a day we honor those who served and those still serving, I wish to take the time to honor Jon Gold, the 9/11 truthers, and everyone who supports the 9/11 community. As an Army Veteran, a 9/11 responder and founder of an organization that helps with love and compassion, I wish Jon and all of you a special thank you, and safe holiday. God bless you all, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us, who seek and fight to find justice and the truth.

With warmth and sincerety,

John Feal
The Fealgood Foundation

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By the way...

Michael Wolsey recently donated $500. This was before the fund-raiser was started. Good job Michael.

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Just had...

A $500 donation. w00t!!!

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Make sure...

You listen to Michael Wolsey's shows about the 9/11 dust.

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I sent...

The first donation of 1,379.50 in. Unfortunately, PayPal takes out a percentage, so it's not the full $1498.56. I will make up the difference as best as I can. I didn't want Vito to have to wait until 6/30. John is giving Vito a check for $500 tomorrow.

Thanks everyone who's given so far.

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Got off the phone with Vito. He dictated this message to me for you.

"On behalf of myself and my family, I want to thank all of the people from the 9/11 Truth Movement for their generosity. With all the emails and the phone calls I've been receiving, it has put so much joy and love in my heart, and I know that I am blessed to have every single one of you to be apart of my family now. I want to thank Jon Gold, and the FealGood Foundation for all their love and support. Without all of this love and support that I've been receiving from everyone, I would not be able to make it throughout the days, another sign that I am truly blessed, and so are all of you. On behalf of myself and my family, we would like to thank all of you, and on behalf of myself, I would like to thank everyone for their blessings, prayers, and emails. I really just want to thank you. I love you all. God bless you all. God bless America.

Vito Valenti."

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Thanks for sharing Jon!! :o)

I can't believe they got away with this terrible crime! When are they going to put a stop to it?

Ask questions, DEMAND answers!

How else can we help?

After we have exhausted our own means of donating, are there others ways we can help? My dad and I talked about setting up donation stations in the Seattle/Tacoma area.... any ideas?

You can help...

By including their problem in your message.

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It would be nice...

To get a donation from someone like Charlie Sheen, Rosie O'Donnell, etc... *hint hint nudge nudge*

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Just sent...

$139.11... thanks to everyone who's donated.

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Louder Than Words

Sent a message linking to this blog. There should be far more contributors remaining, given the reach of Loose Change. Are there other websites where this chip-in link can go?

You can link it...

Anywhere. I hope we get at least as many contributions as we did last time.

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To everyone that's donated...

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Within the last few days...

I have sent in somewhere around $400. Thanks to everyone who's donated.

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There are...

Only a few days left to contribute. We are $1030.00 from missing the last fund-raiser's mark of $3290.00. I was hoping we would do better this time. If you haven't donated yet, and have some money lying around doing nothing, please give what you can. Thanks.

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Is the last day. If you can give something, please do. Thanks.

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Heartwarming effort!

Great idea Jon, and sorry to have registered here a day late to ChipIn! There's one snag however - outside the States increasing numbers of people are becoming very wary of anything to do with Paypal and the like, mainly owing to presidential signing statements and illegal surveillance techniques. Over here in Europe www.worldpay.com is looking like a safer bet as it is still (just) rigidly covered by the Data Protection Act. Sorry to go on about this but I am leading up to a suggestion:-

It doesn't seem to matter how ridiculous the official conspiracy theory gets, there's never more than zero MSM coverage - even Indymedia sites can't seem to keep activism alive (one example here --- http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2007/06/87782.html - '9/11 Busted!' - only up three days and already 'disappeared' off the newswire altogether).

A complete cover-up cannot last forever, though. I would like to find some mechanism where we can take your wonderful effort to help those suffering survivors to an even higher level?

<<< I look at all the sites you link to on the left on this page and wonder, why the fragmentation? Where is the nexus? The consensus opinion? The central energy? The social ring? It seems at this point we are a nervous system without a guiding brain (and no, I ain't offering - mine's nowhere near big enough ).

So - a ChipIn like effort BUT issued to everyone who is at the least aware that 'something is wrong'. By my rough estimate there are probably now over 15 million people worldwide convinced of the need for a further inquiry, preferably international and most certainly impartial. If we could reach out to 1/100 of these ALL AT ONCE and ask them to support a move to buy international TV time to the tune of 50 euros each - 7.5 million euros would surely buy enough time to get the essential facts firmly fixed in peoples minds. Okay, which stations aren't totally NWO?

Who knows, someone like Hugo Chavez might get interested in sponsoring an 'Alo 9/11' week. I know there's a few EU 'politicians' still alive who are trying just as hard to get this out...

Any suggestions would be most welcome as to how to galvanise so much painstaking evidence gathering into workable action, like repudiating the coming dictatorship and reclaiming the Constitution for starters...

Get Ron Paul to run his own station? hmmm...