The $7.4 billion fund created to aid people sickened by exposure to toxins at the sites of deadly attacks on the World Trade Center, after the EPA assured them it was safe, now has only $2.4 billion left to pay 19,000 claims. In addition, thousands more are expected to file before the 2020 deadline. Close to 10,000 people in New York have been diagnosed with cancer linked to the attack. Payments to survivors who have already applied will be cut by 50%. For those who file after 2 February, checks will be slashed by 70%.
Sick first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
will see payments slashed dramatically as the fund to compensate them
runs out of money, officials said Friday.
The fund was created to aid people sickened by exposure to toxins at
the sites of deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
in 2001, and the families of those who have died.
But the $7.4bn fund is running short on cash so it will cut future payments at least in half, its administrator announced Friday. Payments to survivors who have already applied will be cut by
50%. For those who file after 2 February, checks will be slashed by 70%.
“This is devastating,” said John Feal, a leading advocate for 9/11
responders. “For so many it’s a lifeline, and that lifeline has just
been cut off.”
Thousands of people have fallen ill after breathing air thick with smoke from the collapse of the World
Trade Center. Close to 10,000 people in New York have been diagnosed
with cancer linked to the attack.
Congress voted in 2011 to open the September 11th Victim Compensation
Fund for first responders and survivors sickened by the attack.
So far, it has awarded $5bn to more than 21,000 applicants, with an
average award of about $240,000. That leaves only $2.4bn to pay another
19,000 claims already filed, plus thousands more expected before the
fund closes at the end of 2020.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor, Fox News commentator, and the ex-wife of Newsom, said that the Governor’s action created a threat to public safety, and was a slap in the face to victims, their families, and law enforcement who put them away.
George Soros has spent over $13.4-million on district attorney races in local governments. Without passing a single law, a DA prosecutor can remake a city’s justice system. Philadelphia’s DA is undermining the existing legal system because it is ‘racist’, and the homicide rate has risen 12%.
The former Google engineer said that anything from a change in the weather to a lack of understanding complex human behavior could throw the robots off course and that they always should be controlled by humans. [There is no suggestion in the article that Google is involved in the
A dozen suspected gang members are accused of preying on drunk people and robbing them. Robberies are up 53% this year in central downtown Minneapolis and, in one 20-day stretch, 47 people were attacked, most of them by pack hunters.
Democrats want to remove guns and ammunition from individuals deemed as dangerous by any anonymous, unaccountable person, but it would not include the already existing lists of violent gang members. This is further evidence that Congress has no interest in reducing violence in America.
Edawn Coughman is accused of staging a fake hate crime by spraying nazi and racist graffiti on his restaurant in hopes of making an insurance claim and possibly to garner public sympathy. His truck had several television sets with brackets and drywall still attached.
The Houthis have claimed responsibility but, since Iran is a ally of the Houthis and since the drones used in the attack may have come from Iran, the Saudis are putting the blame on Iran. The NeoCons and WarHawks in Washington are calling for war.
Duterte invited citizens to shoot and injure, but not kill, any public officials they witness taking bribes, promising immunity from prosecution. Duterte, a former mayor and prosecutor, was careful to distinguish tokens of gratitude from bribes.
Nigerian-born rap artist Jesse Ekene Nweke Conable called for his fans to “shoot” white people if they insult a black person or their family. He commented that blacks will “become number one and take over these whites.”
George W. Bush dragged his feet 441 days before finally establishing the 9/11 Commission. He originally appointed Henry Kissinger until he was challenged by the families of 9/11 victims to provide the client list to his political consulting business.
Most mainstream media reports have omitted Rodriguez’ testimony that the first impact he felt was from the basement, six seconds before the plane hit the top of the building. Hundreds of other people reported hearing explosions before the buildings came down, highly suggestive of controlled demolition.
For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.
Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, is shaking up the agency by repealing Obama-era regulations that stifled development. He has proposed a rule to prevent the agency from relying on scientific studies that don’t publish the underlying data. “Americans deserve to assess the legitimacy of the science underpinning EPA decisions that may impact their lives,” Pruitt said. This rule would be a preemptive strike against further global-warming regulations that are based in junk science without real data behind it.
Christine Todd Whitman, the head of the EPA on 9/11, falsely assured New York residents and rescuers that the air was safe to breathe following the destruction of the WTC buildings. In truth, however, the event released clouds of toxic dust that has caused thousands of deaths.
The basis for the war in Afghanistan was an official document that was classified as secret but which was said to contain conclusive proof that the 911 attack on the US was directed from Afghanistan, but there was no proof whatsoever.