For the first time, WTC rescue heroes diagnosed with cancer will be able to collect benefits from the Victims Compensation Fund (VCF). On Wednesday, the World Trade Center Scientific Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) voted to recommend a list of different cancers to be added under the Zadroga Act.
It took years of lobbying and partisan bickering, but the 9/11 Zadroga Act to help ailing Ground Zero responders finally took effect today.
The law provides $4.3 billion in guaranteed federal funding to cover health costs and financial compensation for emergency responders, recovery workers, volunteers, and residents who were affected by the attacks almost 10 years ago.
Advocates celebrated with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting against a backdrop of Star Spangled Banners at Mount Sinai’s 9/11 health clinic this morning.
National and city pols were also on hand, including Mayor Bloomberg, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Charlie Rangel, and Carolyn Maloney.
NPR reports that the official death toll from 9/11 has been raised by 1, bringing the number to 2,753. The addition to the number of people who were murdered without a proper investigation on 9/11 came from a Manhattan worker, who inhaled the initial dust cloud (like thousands of other people) of the destroyed World Trade Center.
Last year, it was reported that upwards of 900 people had already died from 9/11 related illnesses. NY 1 reported last year:
Rodriguez, of Lindenhurst, L.I., the mother of two young boys, is among nearly 900 first responders to have died from an array of ailments traced to their service at the smoldering World Trade Center.
The clean-up of the WTC site was a disaster in many ways: From hasty removal of crime scene evidence to lies from the EPA and other agencies. Here is a clip from a report at World for 9/11 Truth:
Nearly 100,000 first responders have been exposed to toxic elements such as Asbestos and were not instructed to wear any special equipment to avoid medical problems. In fact, as demonstrated in the shocking documentary Dust to Dust: the Health Effects of 9/11, the EPA and the U.S. Government told them the air was safe to breathe.
Here is the full story from NPR:
To the Office of Mr Cass Sunstein.
White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
Co Author of 'Conspiracy Theories' with Adrian Vermeule
[free download http://ssrn.com/abstract=1084585 [Social Science Research Network]]
With regard your paper "Conspiracy Theories" [University of Chicago Law School Law & Economics Research Paper Series #387],
In which you discuss the Mental Health of citizens seriously investigating alternative 9/11 Conspiracy Theory, [ie:those 'other than' the 911 Commission Report Theory]
as examples of 'Crippled Thinking' or 'Crippled Epistemology'.
Incumbent on you, sir, as co-author of the above; since the matter so important to our mental Health; would be to revisit the central premis of your paper - that the KSM 19-hijacker Commission Theory is the ONLY permissible account - given the TESTIMONY of Former FBI Language Specialist Behrooz Sarshar this January 2011 regarding his CENSORED testimony to the 911 Commission, that FBI fore-knowledge of the attack was well established and understood.
The following names are the people in Congress that voted AGAINST helping the 9/11 1st Responders with health care. There are about 900 dead responders since the attacks 9 years ago, and tens of thousands more sick and dying. When everybody was running away from Ground Zero, these people were running in to save as many people as they can. The people on this list feel that we should not help them. Please adjust your voter ballots accordingly in November.
Pols, advocates urge rehiring of WTC health czar
The Associated Press
February 24, 2009
New York lawmakers and Sept. 11 health advocates urged President Barack Obama yesterday to rehire a World Trade Center health czar who was let go last year by the Bush administration.
John Howard's six-year term as director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health expired last July and he was not asked to stay on. Since 2006 he was the government's point person for post-9/11 illness. He often found himself at odds with the Bush administration in his advocacy for a federal program to monitor and treat thousands who said they were sickened by exposure to toxic dust.
Sept. 11 health advocates had said his departure could jeopardize future funding.
"The Bush administration made a good decision in appointing Dr. Howard and a typically bad move in letting him go," Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) said.
The White House didn't immediately comment.
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Study: 70K may suffer post-9/11 stress disorder
By VERENA DOBNIK – 2 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New data from a public health registry that tracks the health effects of 9/11 suggest that as many as 70,000 people may have developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the terrorist attacks.
The estimate, released Wednesday by New York City's Department of Health, is based on an analysis of the health of 71,437 people who enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry. They agreed to be tracked for up to 20 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the study was based on answers they volunteered about their health two and three years after the attack.
Of the estimated 400,000 people believed to have been heavily exposed to pollution from the disaster, data suggests that 35,000 to 70,000 people developed PTSD and 3,800 to 12,600 may have developed asthma, city health officials said.
They include rescue and recovery workers, lower Manhattan residents, area workers, commuters and passers-by.
A few months ago, some conference calls were done wherein several activists from across North America gathered for an hour a week to discuss strategies on how to up the level of awareness and to 'take it to the police/military/firefighters/etc'
Here's the video that the Ottawa group came up with. Take it, burn it, and show it.
Respond is a short, 7 minute compilation which depicts the health effects of the toxic dust from the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11 first responders. These heroes volunteered their time after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and are now paying the ultimate price.
Please feel free to download a DVD image of this video, burn it to disc, and show first responders in your area what their brothers and sisters in New York are going through.
This video was edited using footage from Dust To Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11 and The 9/11 Chronicles Part 1: Truth Rising. The footage was not used with permission, and this video is not for sale. If you have paid money for this video, please report the pirate you bought it from.
The creators of this video are not associated with the Fealgood Foundation in any way, but we appreciate their fine efforts, and we encourage you to find a way to support them and the 9/11 first responders who are suffering.
by Joel Bleifuss
July 14, 2008
For more than six years, Hugh Kaufman has been battling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), his employer for 37 years, with a whistleblower lawsuit. He has been aided by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a D.C.-based group that represents workers who expose corruption in agencies that oversee environmental quality and public health.
“We get people calling us all the time, but in this administration, more than ever,” says Paula Dinerstein, PEER senior counsel.
In June, Kaufman made his case before a Department of Labor administrative law judge, testifying that former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman closed down the agency’s National Ombudsman Office in an effort to stop investigations that Kaufman was conducting.
Ex-Bush's Health Chief's Firm Wins Sept. 11 Work [Looks Like A Set-up to Deny Benefits to 1st Responders]
As President Bush's health chief, Tommy Thompson was criticized for not doing enough to help workers exposed to toxic debris from the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center.
Now, a company he leads has won a $11 million contract to treat some of those workers who responded to New York's ground zero....
It is the SUMMER OF TRUTH. ---> http://www.911blogger.com/node/15748
I will lay out how we can impact well over a million people DIRECTLY with the 9/11 TRUTH message.
This will cost each of us 5 minutes on the computer. This will work. Please hear me out.
Here is a synopsis:
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"Handling the corrupt FDA, government agencies, politicians, big corporations, etc. will probably come about once the gateway to 9/11 Truth is opened.
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"Research the truth of 9/11/01.
"Hundreds of Architects and Engineers and Scientists and Scholars and high ranking government officials around the world are screaming loudly for people to take a look at the overwhelming evidence.
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Established as a result of Bush's New Freedom Initiative, the New Freedom Commission was created "to examine specific aspects of mental health services and offer recommendations for improvement." As a result, new guidelines were created for the mandatory psychological testing and, if needed, forced medication of every public school student in the United States, without parental notification or consent.
"New freedom"... get it?
This is a clip from "One Nation Under Siege" -
"Bush Wants To Be Your Shrink"
Now Bush wants to test every American for mental illness--including you! And guess who will create the tests?
"Shut up and take your drugs"
A clip from Deutsche Welle Television's "The Genetic Conspiracy: Following the Trail."
Watch the full documentary here:
A clip from Deutsche Welle Television's "The Genetic Conspiracy: Following the Trail."
A new study says that stress from the 9/11 attacks increased the risk of heart problems, even for those who did not know any of the victims of the attacks personally.
A class action lawyer could file suit on behalf of Americans who have suffered heart disease as a result of the government's failure to prevent the 9/11 attacks. A lawsuit would allow subpoenas and discovery into what really happened on 9/11.
Not sure if anybody's seen/posted these articles yet or not, I wasn't able to find them, so here are the links:
The 9/11 Cover-Up
Thousands of Manhattan residents were endangered by WTC debris—and government malfeasance.
by Michael Mason
Also found this:
World Plague Center
Philip Landrigan tracks the massive health fallout from breathing NY air after 9/11.
by Linda Marsa
From Wikipedia: "Discover is a science magazine that publishes articles about science for a general audience. The monthly magazine was launched in October 1980 by Time Inc. It was later sold to the Walt Disney Company in 1991, but in October 2005 was sold again to Bob Guccione Jr., founder of Spin and Gear magazines and son of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione."
This isn't my style usually but a very good friend of mine was in a terrible apartment fire and had to be revived at the scene. He suffered internal injuries and is rehabilitating as we speak. His medical bills are piling up and his insurance is not going to cover nearly enough.
Joe has been a Patriot and has spoken out to everyone he meets about all types of issues, including the inconsistencies of the official story of 9/11.
Here is a picture of Joe (furthest on the right), me (blue shirt), and some friends during the 5th anniversary gathering at Ground Zero.
Joe intended to go to Ground Zero this year, but due to his injuries he will be unable to. He was also set to be married in October but the wedding has been postponed.
Please find it in your heart to give anything you can to help Joe and his family. Thanks!
On Thursday night's episode of E.R. (4/12), they had a small segment about New York 9/11 First Responders.
It was a little light, but better than nothing. It's about time they got some air time.
In the episode, an EMT is coughing, and one of the doctors gives him a check up. It turns out that he is okay (or is he? will he be returning in a future episode? maybe, if we are lucky, this was just an intro, and foreshadowing of them truly covering the problem in a story arc — that would be great)
But he mentions (quickly/briefly) that he knows people (or has a friend/friends) who have died (if you know about the problems, you would pick up on that — others will miss it completely), and mentions that it is a ticking time bomb situation for others.
Of course, we KNOW that it is WAY past being a "ticking time bomb situation" at this late date.
They could have done a much better job. But, it is a start. And maybe they will do more, and do better, in the future.
January 31, 2007
A City University building badly damaged in the September 11th attacks is finally slated to be demolished. But residents of the community are concerned that the demolition might release toxins into the air. NY1's Lindley Pless filed the following report.
“A lot of stuff is being done with the first responders. We feel the residents are the forgotten people being left in the background,” said area resident Craig Hall. “And residents are now getting sick and we are highly concerned about that.”
At Tuesday night's public information session at the Borough of Manhattan's Community College, local residents were given a chance to speak out about their concerns that bringing down Fiterman Hall will release toxins into the air they breathe every day.
"They can say anything they want," Bloomberg said. "The Corporation Counsel is acting responsibly, protecting the interests of New York City. We're trying to make sure that we help those who really need the help."
Meanwhile, the 9/11 families are protesting Bloomberg's handling of the memorial. He refuses to list on the memorial rank and affiliation of first responders, preferring to arrange names in random order and with no identifying features.
maybe the blame will find its way back to not only the EPA/Christie Todd Whitman but also to Rice and the Whitehouse!!!!!!
In their 9/15/06 #90 Organic Bytes newsletter (Health, Justice and Sustainability News Tidbits with an Edge!), the Organic Consumer's Association had a review of 911: Press For Truth and links to prominent 911 Truth sites! This is almost unheard of, considering this organization covers organic food and health related issues. This newsletter was emailed to OCA's massive email list. Sure to reach a whole new crowd, OCA needs to be commended for covering 911 Truth, realizing 9/11 is the bigger problem affecting other issues like health freedom and the like. Bravo!
9/11--FIVE YEARS AFTER--PRESS FOR TRUTH
Marking the fifth anniversary of 9/11, the media has provided extensive, though unfortunately superficial, coverage of this turning point in modern history. Among the consequences of that fateful day have been a bloody and highly unpopular war in Iraq, as well as a wasteful, unsustainable explosion of military spending to over $500 billion a year--leaving little or no funds to clean up the environment, stabilize the climate, green and re-localize the economy, maintain public health and education, and move the nation's food and farming system in an organic and healthy direction. Although the mainstream media has been predictably reluctant to delve into some of the glaring inconsistencies and gaps in the "official story" about what really happened on that tragic day, polls show that 40% of Americans have been doing their homework on the internet, and now understand that the Bush Administration's version of what happened on 9/11 is a big lie. An eye-opening, heart-breaking 90-minute documentary called "9/11 Press for Truth" was released on the internet this week, featuring expert analysts and family members of 9/11 victims who are angry and appalled at the continuing government and media cover-up. You can download this feature-length movie from the internet: