Just finished watching the President inform the nation that our military and intelligence services have killed Osama Bin Laden. Today the USA stands triumphant in sending a clarion call to all terrorists who would come to our shores to cause us harm. Americans never give up, and you too will be hunted down, flushed out and brought to the justice you deserve.
"U.S. Attacked" read the headline from the New York Times on 9/12/2001. Nine years ago tomorrow the former World Trade Center was taken down by two jetliners hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists associated with Al-Queda. While the physical structure of a great city landmark was reduced to rubble, the immediate deaths and continued illnesses caused by this attack continue to haunt… Continue Reading
Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein called the new $625 to $712 million proposed 9/11 settlement for sick first responders and rescue workers a "very good deal" today. Lawyer fees have now been reduced from 33% to 25%, while the actual settlement has been increased significantly. This will put more money in the hands of seriously sick first responders and their… Continue Reading
On the eighth anniversary of 9/11, it seems appropriate that we all recognize that the health impacts on both victims and Ground Zero rescue workers continue in many cases to increase, not decrease. A colleague forwarded me this excellent video from this morning’s Democracy Now program regarding Ground Zero and the case of rescue worker Joe Picurro. … Continue Reading