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Originally posted by Hessling
Those towers were chock full of asbestos. When the towers came down all that material was pulverized into a fine dust and subsequently breathed in by First Responders. That so-and-so Christie Whitman, head of the EPA at the time, giving assurances that the air was just fine and dandy. Sure, Christie. Why would microscopic particles of asbestos be of any concern? Asbestos that was all too well known to have existed prior to 9/11.
These people were heroes and we have a bunch of bureaucrats deciding that hundreds of documented cases of cancer among First Responders, which would blow every insurance actuary table right out of the water, does not mean that their efforts have anything to do with their illness.
This royally sucks.
Originally posted by ziggy1706
In the documentary, they showed larry silverstein in court, being awarded 2 property insurance claims, instead of 1..he got 2 insurance deals when it should have been one. that is sketchy as all hell. he made off with something like $14 billion form the property of the twin towers! thats sick! i wonder what connection or deal he made with the government for that too happen.
Originally posted by shadowreborn89
WAIT WAIT CANCER? since when do explosions cause cancer or the parts they were around..?? sounds like
nuclear or radiation exposure hmm??
Originally posted by theUNKNOWNawaits
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
Yes we the people got messed with again and those who prospered off of this did it by taking advantage of us.
And in response to JennaDarling no health care does not work here like that. Wish it were that way, but sadly it is not.
Watch the movie "Sicko":
Originally posted by JennaDarling
No state healthcare for all?
Does that mean they get to sit in the "Have not" corner or does the government provide health care?
It really makes you think when the 9/11 rescue workers don't get medical care as good as the enemy combatants supposedly responsible for 9/11. Is that upside-down and backwards or what?
Unable to receive and afford medical care in the U.S., the 9/11 rescue workers, as well as all of Moore's friends in the film needing medical attention, appear to sail from Miami to Cuba on three speedboats in order to obtain free medical care provided for the enemy combatants detained at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detainment camp. The group arrives at the entrance channel to "Gitmo" and Moore uses a megaphone to request access, pleading for the 9/11 victims to receive treatment that is on par with the medical attention the "evildoers" are receiving. The attempt ceases when a siren is blown from the base, and the group moves on to Havana, where they purchase inexpensive medicine and receive free medical treatment. Providing only their names and birth dates, the volunteers are hospitalized and receive medical attention. Before they leave, the 9/11 rescue workers are honored by a local Havana fire station.
The Torture Hearings (about personal disorder discharge)
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by theUNKNOWNawaits
I know many were already covered under their jobs and are trying to double dip, but I don't know if that plays a part. The victims have received millions each already.