By Jon Gold
This movement, more than anything else in existence, has supported the sick and the dying from the environmental disaster that was 9/11.
As we all know, it was the White House, through Condoleezza Rice's office, that signed off on the infamous press release read by then EPA Director, Christie Todd Whitman that said, "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 breath and their water is safe to drink."
Christie denied misleading the public, but a Federal Judge by the name of Deborah A. Batts BLASTED her by saying, "no reasonable person would have thought that telling thousands of people that it was safe to return to lower Manhattan, while knowing that such return could pose long-term health risks and other dire consequences, was conduct sanctioned by our laws."
On January 7th of this year, James Zadroga passed away.
Michael Palladino, head of the Detectives' Endowment Association said that, "He was a hero, he disregarded his own health and life to rescue people at Ground Zero."
I am sad to say that James was the not the only one affected by the environmental disaster. As it stands right now, there are upwards of 70,000 people that are now sick as a result of breathing in those toxins.
Recently, another victim of the disaster passed away. This time, it was a nun by the name of Cindy Mahoney. Before she died, she promised to donate her body to be autopsied in the hopes of helping those that are suffering. She is a hero in her own right.
On December 3rd, it was reported that, Rep. Nadler is investigating whether or not, "five Bloomberg administration officials" [...] "violated congressional intent and misspent federal money to dispute more than 6,400 claims." They apparently believed it was their "duty to defend" against the claims.
These people are sick and dying as a result of actions by our Government, and now that very same Government is letting them suffer. This is unacceptable.
After 9/11, the people of America managed to donate upwards of $5Billion to the people affected by the attacks.
Since it seems the Government does not seem willing to help, it again falls on the shoulders of the people.
As I said, this movement has always supported the sick and the dying from the environmental disaster that was 9/11. It is time to dig deep, and give them the kind of support they need. There are currently first responders who are having problems getting by month to month. We have people like David Miller who walks around with a mobile respirator, and Craig Bartmer going to places like the PSU to inform people of what's going on, but are too proud to ask for money.
There are currently 2 organizations that are accepting money to help the first responders, and a new one that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Very soon, 911Blogger.com is going to start accepting donations that will be split evenly among all of the organizations listed. Obviously, the more that can be raised, the better. These people are heroes, and they deserve so much better than they've gotten.
Craig Bartmer recently said in regards to our efforts as a movement, "You're not offending me. You're doing the right thing."
It's time for us to the right thing again. Please give what you can, and thank you.