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  • Labor Department denies inspector workers’ compensation as other agencies accept his 9/11 illness

    12/13/2017 3:21:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Ginger Otis
    A former inspector for the federal government now diagnosed with a terminal 9/11 illness is battling with the Labor Department for his workers’ compensation benefit.  Dale Henderson, 59, was a compliance inspector with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on 9/11.  He’s been diagnosed by government doctors with interstitial lung disease — one of several illnesses linked to exposure to hazardous materials on 9/11 or at Ground Zero.  Henderson’s 9/11 illness was acknowledged by the World Trade Center Victims Compensation Fund — which awarded him a $300,000 payout when he first got sick.9/11 asbestos debris lawsuits cleared by N.Y....
  • Globe's Carroll: Bush, Not Ahmadinejad, Desecrates Ground Zero

    09/24/2007 6:39:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 55+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    vThis morning's column by James Carroll, the Boston Globe's resident gushy liberal, is so predictable you wonder whether it might have been written by a liberal-column generator software program. You know the kind: insert issue, names of political players, a few factoids, and let the program spit out the boilerplate of a standard leftist diatribe. I mean, as soon as you knew that Carroll was writing a column about Ahmadinejad's visit to the U.S., could there be any doubt as to where he'd come down on the controversy surrounding the Iranian president's desire to visit Ground Zero? And Carroll doesn't...
  • Angry Secret Service Denies It "Broke Protocol" With Sloppy Handling Of Hillary's Rushed Exit

    09/12/2016 7:37:03 PM PDT · by blam · 144 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-12-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenSeptember 12, 2016 In all the confusion surrounding yesterday's Hillary health scare, the WaPo reported originally, and then revised, that none other than the Secret Service "broke its own protocol" in the confused, stunned context of Hillary Clinton's early departure from Ground Zero on Sunday. The Wapo brought attention to the widely circulated video of the Democratic presidential nominee's departure from the ceremony, in which Clinton can be seen leaning against a security bollard and then buckling and stumbling as her security detail helps her into a black van. Citing two former Secret Service agents who reviewed the video,...
  • “Overheated” Hillary Clinton Still Set For Hollywood Fundraisers This Week

    09/11/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Hillary Clinton suddenly exited the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in NYC today suffering from being “overheated,” according to her campaign, but the ex-Secretary of State is still coming out West to rake in some Hollywood dough on Tuesday. “Nothing has changed in the Secretary’s schedule,” a source very close to the Clinton campaign told Deadline Sunday. After flying into the Bay Area and hitting up Silicon Valley wallets on Monday, the Democratic Presidential candidate is set for big ticket Los Angeles fundraisers at Seth MacFarlane and Barry Diller’s homes on September 13. Ex-Disney boss Michael Eisner and wife Jane are among...
  • Trump, Clinton visit ground zero on 9/11 anniversary

    09/11/2016 5:47:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2016 | Kyle Balluck
    Presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, visiting ground zero in Manhattan. Trump visited ground zero early Sunday morning, where he spoke to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Rep. Peter King (R). “Fifteen years ago, America suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. Thousands of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and innocent American children were murdered by radical Islamic terrorists,” the Republican nominee said in a statement. “Today, we mourn for all the lives lost. We mourn for...
  • Florida Walmart’s 9/11 Coke Display Sparks Outrage

    09/09/2016 11:04:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 107 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    People are furious after pictures of a Florida Walmart's 9/11-themed Coke display began to circulate on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Twitter user Shawn Richard tweeted a picture of the display, which presented Coke Zero in place of Ground Zero and spurred thousands of angry retweets about the beverage company's marketing ploy. “We stopped and stared at it, like oh my God,” Richard said, according to BuzzFeed News. “Nobody seemed to be noticing it. It wasn’t very crowded, and I got the feeling that it had just been assembled. So, we took some pics and went on our way.” Orlando Weekly reports...
  • Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque

    06/02/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lois Weiss
    The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park Place in the Financial District.
  • Islamic center near ground zero opens its doors

    09/21/2011 10:36:17 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 37 replies
    Associated Press/Tampa Bay Online ^ | 21 Sept 2011 | KAREN ZRAICK and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The developer of an Islamic cultural center that opened Wednesday evening near the site of the terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center says the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. People crowded into the center, where a small orchestra played traditional Middle Eastern instruments and a photo exhibit of New York children of different ethnicities lined the walls. The enthusiasm at the opening belied its troubled beginnings. snip He called opposition to the center - which prompted one of the most virulent national discussions...
  • How Donald Trump Stopped the Building of a Mosque at Ground Zero

    06/02/2016 7:24:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Stumpin for Trump ^ | 5/29/2016 | Missannie
    Back in 2010, a group of Muslim investors wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. This sparked outrage with millions of Americans who found it to be a slap in the face to allow a mosque to be built near such hollowed ground. The man behind it all was Hashim Elzanaty who along with eight other investors purchased the location and set the plans in place. But a famous billionaire New Yorker stepped in to stop the development. He did this by offering Elzanty $6 million to purchase the property from him — a dollar amount...
  • Sharia-Compliant Financing Secured for Lux Condos, Islamic Museum Near Ground Zero

    05/22/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The developer of the ill-fated Ground Zero Mosque won't relent on his goal of planting a flag on the grave of 3,000 Americans. The New York Post reports that Sharif El-Gamal and his banking partners announced Wednesday that he secured "Sharia-compliant financing" to build a luxury condominium tower and an Islamic museum on the same site as the proposed Ground Zero Mosque -- four blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park...
  • "Ground Zero Mosque" Iman: "Mr. Donald Trump, Your Procedure Is A Losing Proposition"

    12/08/2015 3:40:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on “CNN Tonight,” host Don Lemon interviewed Feisal Abdul Rauf , the imam behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” and chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s recently announced stance on Muslims entering the United States.
  • A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

    10/20/2015 11:25:13 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 p.m. ET | Ralph Gardner Jr.
    A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Designed by Santiago Calatrava By Ralph Gardner Jr. Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 p.m. ET It took two hours of talking with architect Santiago Calatrava—we touched on rock climbing, the Swiss cheese dish raclette, Rembrandt’s self-portraits and New York City’s tradition of great civic architecture—before I realized how appropriate the placement is of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which will overlook the 9/11 Memorial. And not just because it’s the rebirth of the church, a fixture in the neighborhood since the 19th century until it was destroyed by the collapse...
  • Pope's Address at Ground Zero

    09/26/2015 12:31:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    Zenit.org ^ | 09-25-15 | Pope Francis
    Pope's Address at Ground Zero "This flowing water reminds us of yesterday’s tears, but also of all the tears still being shed today" New York City, September 25, 2015 (ZENIT.org) Staff Reporter | 1905 hits Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave today at an interreligious ceremony at Ground Zero. He began the Spanish-language address apologizing for being unable to give it in English. * * * Dear Friends, I feel many different emotions standing here at Ground Zero, where thousands of lives were taken in a senseless act of destruction. Here grief is palpable. The...
  • Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Visits Ground Zero

    09/11/2015 3:04:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | William Bigelow
    This week, Bretagne, a golden retriever and the last surviving rescue dog to search Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11, returned to the site with her owner Denise Corliss for the first time since the terrorist attacks. Corliss and her dog first arrived from Texas in 2001, about a week after 9/11. It was the first job for the duo.
  • Obama’s Benghazi Investigator: An Iran Sympathizer

    10/24/2012 1:53:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 24, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    The freshly appointed chairman of a federal investigation into the Benghazi massacre is an apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And to add insult to injury, at press time Tuesday evening the chairman of this new State Department panel, former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, was poised to participate in a panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia.” The news comes on the heels of a new report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism that found...
  • (New York) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's firm gets cut of 9/11-suit payouts

    08/22/2010 1:30:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2010 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and SUSAN EDELMAN
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has spun the 9/11 lawsuits into gold. Ground Zero workers are on the hook to pay steep interest on money their lawyers borrowed from a group of investors that include Silver and his law partners, The Post has learned. Silver's partners at the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm are top board members of a business that quietly loaned money at 18 percent a year to the law firm representing some 9,800 Ground Zero workers with toxic-illness suits against the city. Silver personally invested an undisclosed sum -- but at least $50,000 -- in Counsel Financial Services,...
  • Pelosi and the Treasure Island land grab

    08/18/2010 11:00:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Speaker Mop & Glo made headlines for her call to investigate opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, but there was something else about her remarks that should have raised your hackles: “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we...
  • 3 From FDNY Who Worked At Ground Zero Die In 1 Day

    09/25/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 9:57 PM EDT | Ula Ilnytzky
    Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday. Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department’s heroic efforts,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. …
  • 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer

    07/28/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-27-2014 | Susan Edelman
    More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital counts 1,655 responders with cancer among the 37,000 cops, hard hats, sanitation workers, other city employees and volunteers it monitors, officials told The Post. The tragic sum rises to 2,518 when firefighters and EMTs are added. The FDNY, which has its own WTC health program, said...
  • Living History at Ground Zero

    07/18/2014 7:27:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    New York -- New York, New York, a wonderful town. (The Bronx is up, and the Battery's down.) Sometimes derided in what New Yorkers call "flyover country," Gotham is nevertheless a microcosm of America with its many immigrant and ethnic cultures, the work of immigrants who first clung together in self-made ghettos with shops, stores and restaurants to recall the places left behind. When these immigrants make enough money, they usually move out to more inclusive neighborhoods. New York was built by legal immigrants. At Ellis Island, where more than 12 million immigrants made their first stop in America between...