NY Post applauds fight against first responders

We already know the Post is a piece of shit newspaper, but this editorial sinks to new lows.

911 Junk Science

June 29, 2008

All the rhetoric about health crises affecting Ground Zero workers post-9/11 has finally been put to a fact test.

And the data tell a different story.

For years, this page has been warning that the no-questions-asked benefits demanded by such as Sen. Hillary Clinton and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler for anyone claiming a 9/11-related illness were an invitation to fraud.

Sure enough, that's the case. And the cost to taxpayers could run into the billions.

Lawyers defending the city against a mass lawsuit say that a detailed review of medical records for nearly 10,000 litigants (of the 40,000 people who worked at Ground Zero) shows that 30 percent only have nominal health issues.

And 306 have admitted openly that they have no past or current health problems.

As for those who do claim a 9/11-related health problem, the list of illnesses includes things like Bell's palsy, elevated blood sugar, hepatitis and psoriasis - none of which could have any connection to the terrorist attacks.

Moreover, the city's analysis shows, others "claim to be suffering from cancers with established latency periods of 10 years or longer - so long they could not have been caused by environmental exposures as recent as 9/11."

And many of those claiming serious problems with a direct connection to 9/11 are refusing to provide medical records to back up their claims, or have submitted documents that are "scattered" and have "large time gaps."

Lawyers for the workers contest the city's analysis - though without much data of their own to back that up.

Indeed, one plaintiffs' lawyer even conceded that some of his clients may not be injured at all - but that New York law allows them to sue if they have "a rational basis" for fearing that, somewhere down the line, they may fall ill.

Actually, none of this surprises.

The New York Times, to its credit, last September published a 3,000-word exposé on the clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital that has been tracking these alleged illnesses.

The clinic's activist doctors, it reported, have presented findings "in what other experts say were scientifically questionable ways, exaggerating the health effects with imprecise descriptions of workers' symptoms and how long they might be sick."

As we've argued from the outset, those who were physically injured on 9/11 and in its aftermath deserve all the help that America can muster.

But those who hope to cash in - even if they sincerely believe, without proof, that their illness is 9/11-related - can't be allowed to get away with it.

Fortunately, it appears that US District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who is hearing the case, agrees.

Just last month, he stated flatly: "If this case settles, it's going to be based on specific proofs of injuries. Each case is going to be individual. There's going to be testing of doctors . . . so we're not going to be throwing money around."

Amen to that.

You would think...

People would use the phrase, "can't get away with it" with regards to Whitman and the NSC, but nah... let's make sure the people that are sick because of their actions don't "get away with it" instead. This isn't a Susan Edelman piece that's for sure.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Toxic Air - Media

Wednesday January 23, 2008

New York Public Radio investigates Rudy Giuliani and air quality reports immediately after 9/11

(8 Minutes)


Tuesday August 1, 2006

Ground zero hero Major Mike McCormack tells Alex Jones he was deliberately targeted (home raided) for releasing EPA documents which demonstrated that the Bush administration knew that 9/11 first responders were in danger

(40 Minutes)

Prison Planet

The New York Post is a Rupert Murdoch rag! They & other

mainstream media still claim that caveman Osama & his 19 flunkies pulled off 9/11 with boxcutters, so why should I believe anything else they print in that NeoCon tabloid???

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