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New York Times
Rejecting ’06 Finding, Report Says Detective Didn’t Die From 9/11 Dust
New York City’s chief medical examiner has concluded that the death of a city police detective who worked hundreds of hours on the smoldering debris pile at ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks was not caused by exposure to toxic dust there.
Contradicting a New Jersey pathologist who had found the death “directly related” to ground zero dust, the medical examiner, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, acknowledged that “foreign material” had been found in the lungs of the detective, James Zadroga, but insisted that it had not come from the trade center site.
Zadroga's Family To Meet With ME Who Said Death Not WTC Related
October 19, 2007
The family of a police detective who died last year is set to meet with the city's medical examiner today, after he concluded that the detective's death was not related to his hundreds of hours spent at the World Trade Center site.
In a letter to the family of Detective James Zadroga, Dr. Charles Hirsch acknowledged that foreign material was found in Zagroga's lungs, but says that he is certain that the material was not from dust inhaled at the World Trade Center.
The finding contradicts that of a New Jersey pathologist, who said the 34-year-old Zadroga's death was directly related to World Trade Center dust.
Zadroga's father insists both he and his son developed a cough after working at the World Trade Center.
"There’s so much evidence showing that he was sick from the world trade center and now here they're trying to discredit his name. The guy was a hero that's all we ever ask of them to recognize him as a hero,” said Zadroga’s father Joseph Zadroga.
The family had asked the city medical examiner to review Zadroga's case in a bid to have him officially listed as a victim of the September 11th attacks.
In 1966, Stanislav Brebera, a chemist with Explosia’s parent company Synthesia, found his own combination of explosive and binding agents. It was given the name “Semtex” – a reduction of “Semtín” and “Explosia.” Brebera’s creation was a crystalline high explosive as stable and powerful as C-4, but even more versatile for extreme temperatures. Like its American cousin, Semtex was malleable and putty-like, and could be transported, handled and custom-fit for just about any job. It was dubbed “the magic marble of Pardubice.”
By the 1970s, Semtex had gained a solid reputation in military and commercial circles worldwide, generating a yearly demand in the hundreds of metric tons. Mining and demolition companies used small Semtex charges – 250 grams, or 8.8 ounces – to detonate larger explosives such as TNT, while military groups found that the same amount added extra punch to antipersonnel weapons.
Today, Semtex is sold in two flavors: red bricks of Semtex 1A and white sheets of Semtex 10SE. The first is used mostly for blasting operations – destruction, underwater operations, and cutting metals – while Semtex 10SE is primarily used for hardening metals. Imagine an old-fashioned metal smith using a large hammer to temper the blade of a sword made white-hot in a fire. Semtex 10SE is the hammer, only rather than strengthening a medieval weapon, modern smiths detonate it around the casings of torpedoes and other containers which need to withstand extreme amounts of pressure and shock.
The ealiest versions of SEMTEX were the most lethal.
Jaroslav Pulicar says point-blank it’s not in Explosia’s interests to offer a product that crumbles to dust after three years.
When asked how many years he thought Semtex would remain effective, Pulicar replied, “Sixty, 70, 80...150, maybe 200 years, maybe more. No one knows.”
Ivo Varga, Explosia’s senior technologist, agrees.
So, those hundreds of tons in Qaddafi’s warehouse? The stacks of red bricks in IRA basements? Chunks of death stored in the outposts of South American guerillas? Their efficacy will not change in the forseeable future, even as the political clashes surrounding them do. Semtex will not automatically degrade. It will not become inert. It has no measured lifespan, no expiration date.
In 1973, the price of oil skyrockets, bringing a huge amount of wealth to Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich Middle Eastern countries. The Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington think tank, will calculate in 2003 that between 1975 and 2002, the Saudi government spends over $70 billion on international aid. More than two thirds of the money goes to Islamic related purposes such as building mosques and religious schools. This money usually supports Wahhabism, a fundamentalist version of Islam dominant in Saudi Arabia but far less popular in most other Islamic nations. CSP scholar Alex Alexiev calls this “the largest worldwide propaganda campaign ever mounted” in the history of the world.
[US News and World Report, 12/15/2003]
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
Found on ebay
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A VINTAGE MOVIE MAGAZINE TITLED "MODERN SCREEN"(OCT/1944)IN THIS MAGAZINE YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLOWING RONALD REAGAN"NUTTY BUT NICE-WITH JANE WYMAN"(COVER+3PGS.+5 LARGE COLOR PHOTOS+COLOR PHOTO)/BETTY GRABLE...
From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, who was also an actress, and they had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott....
As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the country as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966 he was elected Governor of California by a margin of a million votes; he was re-elected in 1970.
Originally posted by twitchy
From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman
Prescott... wonder where he came up with that name?
In Nothing We Trust, I don't know why the mention of Reagan 'dancing with Grable' bothers me in that episode exactly, except for the fact that I don't believe in cooincidences ...
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
Originally posted by In nothing we trust
Notice how Max gets confused and states that he is on the SW corner of 41st st and the building is 42 floors and Control corrects him saying Max is on the NE corner of 42nd st and that it's a 41 story building.
Floor 41 and 42 were mechanical floors in WTC 1 and 2.
What direction did the planes hit the buildings from?
Also interesting to note that Jericho is building "The Odyssey", which Control states will house controls space program. "The Odyssey" is an epic Greek poem.