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DNC: Rudy Giuliani Continues to Remain Silent about 9/11-Linked Death


DNC: Rudy Giuliani Continues to Remain Silent about 9/11-Linked Death

Wed, 05/30/2007 - 13:20 — admin

May 29, 2007 -- While Rudy Giuliani merrily celebrates his birthday with an "all-day, four-borough bash" in New York City today, he continues to withhold comment on new evidence that the dust from the destruction of the World Trade Center is definitively linked to a death. Giuliani has yet to express regret for not enforcing federal requirements that workers at Ground Zero wear respirators and, as a result, "more than 2,000 New York City firefighters have been treated for serious respiratory problems." [The New York Times, 5/24/07; The New York Times, 5/14/07]

According to the New York Observer, firefighters and 9/11 family members angered by Rudy Giuliani's poor decisions in the aftermath of 9/11 are planning to protest his fundraisers today. The new finding last week supports federal lawsuits filed against the city by firefighters and other Ground Zero recovery workers. [New York Observer, 5/29/07, The New York Times, 5/24/07]

The poisonous legacy of 9/11


The poisonous legacy of 9/11

Andrew Stephen

Published 04 June 2007

New Yorkers were told their air was safe to breathe after 9/11. It wasn't. As the city's first toxic dust-related death we report on the lies and the cover-up

I took the train to New York a few days ago - now definitely the only way to go, given the hellishness of travelling by plane in the US - and found Manhattan pulsating with life, as usual. My taxi driver careened through rush-hour traffic at the customary high speed and even managed to hit a man, who, miraculously, was not hurt. Restaurant workers were noisily picketing their workplaces, protesting at management for keeping large portions of the tips meant for them. The ever-widening gap between rich and poor was more evident than ever - 18,000 children aged five or under spend their nights in New York's homeless shelters, while the average yearly salary of a top hedge-fund manager, typically based in this city, has just been calculated at $363m.

Study links lung disease to WTC work


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Study links lung disease to WTC work

By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press WriterTue May 8, 9:40 PM ET

Rescue workers and firefighters contracted a serious lung-scarring disease called sarcoidosis at a much higher rate after the Sept. 11 attacks than before, said a study that is the first to link the disease to exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.

The study, published by nine doctors including the medical officer monitoring city firefighters, Dr. David Prezant, found that firefighters and rescue workers contracted sarcoidosis in the year after Sept. 11, 2001, at a rate more than five times higher than the years before the attacks.

Unlike previous studies that have linked exposure to the toxic dust cloud that enveloped lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center's collapse to many different respiratory illnesses, this study zeros in on one disease.

Outrage! Ruling Stings 9/11 First Responders



Apr 20, 2007 7:32 pm US/Eastern

Outrage! Ruling Stings 9/11 First Responders
Court Says Whitman Wasn't Wrong To Say Air Quality Safe

Marcia Kramer

(CBS) NEW YORK A major ruling could stop some ground zero workers and lower Manhattan residents suffering from 9/11-related illnesses from suing the city.

CBS 2 has learned the reasons why.

There was shock on Friday as city residents were stunned over a federal appeals court ruling that it was OK for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to have reassured New Yorkers after 9/11 that the air was safe -- even if it was toxic.

"I’m horrified, not only for the residents down there, but also for the workers who got the worst of it," one resident said. "We can't have a government that lies to us."

Added another New Yorker: "It certainly wasn’t OK. People need to be protected."

"That was unethical to do because it disarmed the people and had people believe they were safe from fallout," said another.

The Second U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Manhattan saw it differently:

Court Ruling May Stop 9/11 Air Quality Lawsuits

Looks also like Giuliani has made a complete 180 when it comes to his position on the issue of the toxic WTC dust and how it has affected 9/11 first responders:


Apr 20, 2007 4:06 pm US/Eastern

Court Ruling May Stop 9/11 Air Quality Lawsuits

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK An appeals court 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.

A three judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared this week that EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and other agency officials can't be held constitutionally liable for making rosy declarations about air quality in the days following the World Trade Center's destruction.

The opinion, written by the court's chief judge, Dennis Jacobs, said opening EPA workers up to lawsuits for giving out bad information during a crisis could have a catastrophic side effect.

The Twin Towers: You Can't Have It Both Ways

You might assume that the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11 because of their design or because the fires were so hot or because of the damage from the hijacked planes. You probably assume that someone who knows alot more than you -- a structural engineer, or a fire expert, or a tall building designer -- has an explanation of why the towers collapsed, and that it all makes perfect sense. At the very least, you assume that you don't have the expertise to even think about why the Twin Towers collapsed, right?

Well, a contradiction in the way the towers collapsed shows that this is not so.

Specifically, there are two possibilities regarding the collapse of Twin Towers on September 11th:

DUST to DUST:The Health Effects of 9/11, Whitehouse lied recovery workers died!

DUST to DUST:The Health Effects of 9/11, Whitehouse lied recovery workers died!

New Film on 9/11 Toxic Dust on Google Video "Movers and Shakers" #6. Well done, worth seeing, worth getting into the Top 100. 58 minutes

There is another "United Flight 93" that is really Loose Change 2 E that is in position #12

Esquire article repeats myth of "pancake" collapse

The April 2007 issue of Esquire contains an article about the WTC dust by Eric Gillin. It begins on page 133. Most of the article is about tests done on a backpack Gillin was wearing on 9/11 and had preserved since. Basically, the tests found that the initial dust cloud contained mostly gypsum and cement, while the more toxic dust was a product of computers and such burning in the pile of debris.

This description on page 141 repeats the myth of the pancake collapse: "When the South Tower came down, the massive concrete floors fell like a giant stack of pancakes, slamming into one another and driving the contents of the building straight down, but the air in the building blew out the sides, like a balloon popping when a fat man sits on it. The wind that the building exhaled was hurricane force, instantly aerating the drywall and the glass and some of the concrete, which coated me a few seconds later."

Las Vegas' Stardust casino imploded


Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Las Vegas' Stardust casino imploded

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

From Stardust to just dust. The Las Vegas Strip's first mass-market casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday in a hail of fireworks to make way for Boyd Gaming Corp.'s $4.4 billion megaresort Echelon.

Hundreds of people partied beneath tents and on makeshift patios before Boyd chairman Bill Boyd's four grandsons pushed a plunger to detonate the former Stardust casino. The blast generated a massive dust cloud that chased the revelers into cars, buses and nearby casinos.

"It hurts. We cried," said Sheila Navarro, 51, a school supplies buyer from Oxnard, Calif., who took shelter in the nearby Frontier casino-hotel. She came with three sisters, her mother, an aunt and a brother-in-law to say farewell to the casino she's gambled at for more than 30 years.

"It's very hard for me to find another casino to go to," she said. "Maybe in two years, three years, I'll have different feelings, but right now, my heart is broken."

Dr Mark Heath - a true 9/11 hero.

Every adult human on the planet should see this.

Needless to say, among myriad omissions on tonight's BBC cointelproduction was any reference to the toxic dust.

Dead Officer’s Son Asks Bush to Increase Aid to 9/11 Workers

Published: January 31, 2007
After meeting with President Bush today, the son of a former police officer who died last week from an illness that may have been linked to his rescue work at the World Trade Center on 9/11 said Mr. Bush had assured him that he wanted to expand federal financing for the medical needs of people injured at ground zero.

“I’m not quoting Mr. President, but what I heard is that there will be more support,” Cesar Borja Jr., 21, said in describing his meeting with the president. “I felt a dedication. I felt the motivation and appreciation as well that the president has for my father, my family and myself for coming this far.”

Cesar Borja Sr., 52, died of a lung disease hours before his son attended the State of the Union address last week in Washington to draw attention to the plight of 9/11 rescue workers like him who became ill after they were exposed to toxic dust at ground zero.

Ill Ground Zero workers demand more support.

It looked like Wolf Blitzer gave this some coverage on CNN tonight, but by the time I really caught what he was discussing, they were onto the poor Ground Zero rescue pooches that are also dying.

Ailing NY Ground Zero workers demand more help

By Tom Hals Wed Jan 31, 4:00 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rescue workers with chronic illnesses they attribute to exposure to the rubble at the World Trade Center site demanded long-term support from the government on Wednesday, and one advocate feared it could become "America's Chernobyl."

As President George W. Bush met the son of a World Trade Center rescue worker who died of lung disease, a group of residents, paramedics and union members gathered at the site and demanded hundreds of millions of dollars to help workers who cleared the area after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

"This could be America's Chernobyl, but it doesn't have to be," said Mariama James, a resident of the neighborhood near the World Trade Center.

The 9-11 Dust, part I on Visibility 9-11




In the first of a 3 or 4 part series on the 9-11 Dust, Visibility 9-11 welcomes to the program Jenna Orkin of the World Trade Center Environmental Organization. One week after September 11th, Christie Todd Whitman stated that, "Given the scope of the tragedy from last week, I am glad to reassure the people of New York and Washington D.C., that their air is safe to breathe and their water is safe to drink.", even as the EPA had information to the contrary. In fact, the 9-11 dust was extremely caustic and in August of 2003, the EPA issued a report showing the changes the Bush administration made to the initial cautionary statements which were originally meant to warn the public of the dangers in the dust. These warnings were changed to reassurances and the public never heard the truth. These lies have resulted in thousands of people getting sick from breathing the toxic dust, and now, over 5 years later, they are dying.

If you think our own government isn't capable of deliberately killing its' own citizens, think again.

Here is yet another shameful example of the dastardly deeds committed by the criminals in charge of the U.S. government and yet one more reason to doubt the official story about what happened on September 11th, 2001.

Music selections by J. Guerra.

Why Did WTC Buildings Turn into Dust?

Post proofs that brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those who profit by postponing it pretend....
~~Norman Corwin



T U R N I N T O D U S T ! ?


From ABC News:

....A new book is providing a new perspective on the 9/11 terror attacks. John Cerqueira, the young man who just three months before the 9/11 attacks graduated from N.C. State....was working on the 81st floor of the north tower when the attacks happened. He scrambled down the stairs and heard voices in the darkness on the 68th floor. He discovered a woman in a wheelchair who needed help and proceeded to carry her down 68 floors to safety....

Excerpt from John Cerqueira's book HERO SANDWICH:

....why can't I go faster? This dust cloud is behind me and gaining like a monster in a bad dream. It's getting closer, I pump my arms, my ankle pops, I don't care, I'm running for my life. I'm losing, I'm not going to make it. Find cover. There is none. Just my luck here on the West Side Highway to be in the only place in this crowded bitch of a city with no cover when I'm running from this cloud of death....

Cleanup of 9/11 Dust to Continue, EPA Says

Cleanup of 9/11 Dust to Continue, EPA Says, Despite Widespread Criticism

Published: December 7, 2006

More than five years after contaminated dust from the World Trade Center seeped into apartments and offices throughout Lower Manhattan, the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced plans yesterday to start a final indoor cleanup program next month, despite widespread criticism that the program is seriously flawed.

Agency officials said residents and owners of commercial buildings below Canal Street would have 60 days to sign up for the voluntary program, which will test for asbestos, lead, vitreous fibers and harmful soot that may have come from the collapse of the trade center.

If any one of the contaminants is found, the space will be professionally cleaned at no cost to the resident or owner.

The new program is almost identical to one that was rejected in November 2005 as inadequate by the agency’s advisory panel of experts as well as by community groups, labor unions and the city’s Congressional delegation. The City Council passed a resolution condemning that program, calling it “technically and scientifically flawed.”....