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Jun 302019
 

By Robert Preidt

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers.

Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders’ prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to the Mount Sinai Health researchers.

They noted that inflammation has long been considered an important factor in prostate cancer.

“Several years ago, I saw a first responder in his 40s who began having symptoms of prostatitis, a painful condition that involves inflammation of the prostate, soon after exposure to the World Trade Center dust,” said researcher Dr. William Oh, chief of the division of hematology and medical oncology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine.

“He ultimately developed a high-grade prostate cancer several years later. It suggested to me that there might be a link between his exposure and cancer, but I knew that I would need to examine it systematically,” Oh said in a Mount Sinai news release.

Full article:

https://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20190624/911-dust-first-responders_prostate_cancers_linked

 Posted by at 6:17 am
Jun 302019
 

Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who became a leading champion for extending health benefits to Sept. 11 first responders, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer he traced to the months he spent helping clean up the World Trade Center site. He was 53.

In announcing his death, the family of Alvarez celebrated him as a “warrior,” noting the “many lives he had touched.”

Alvarez, who went by “Lou,” was born in Cuba and grew up in Queens, served in the Marines before a two-decade stint with the New York Police Department.

Earlier this month, Alvarez sat alongside former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and delivered a wrenching testimony to Congress in support of new funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, which is set to run out of money by December 2020.

“Less than 24 hours from now, I will be serving my 69th round of chemotherapy,” a gaunt Alvarez told Congress. “I should not be here with you, but you made me come. You made me come because I will not stand by and watch as my friends with cancer from 9/11, like me, are valued less than anyone else.”

(Full story here:)

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/29/737314302/nypd-detective-who-testified-for-more-9-11-compensation-dies-after-battling-canc

 Posted by at 6:13 am
May 262019
 

New information released by the FBI has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

by Whitney Webb, Mint Press News

NEW YORK — For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center…

(Full article link below)

https://www.mintpressnews.com/newly-released-fbi-docs-shed-light-on-apparent-mossad-foreknowledge-of-9-11-attacks/258581/

 Posted by at 8:48 am
May 192019
 

Justice Integrity Project Editor’s (Andrew Kreig) Introduction: Guest columnist Mark Channing Miller shares below his tool kit for everyone who wants to change the blackout of news coverage of the landmark legal filing this spring by family members of 9/11 terror attack victims and by independent researchers who seek to require public disclosure by the U.S. Justice Department of hidden federal government records.

Just under Miller’s introduction is his transcription of remarks by the lawsuit plaintiffs during their March 25 news conference near the federal courthouse and Justice Department headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC. The event was outside the Newseum, which was charging nearly $25 admission (including to see displays of 9/11 attack debris) but whose management tried to shoo from the public sidewalk the 9/11 lawsuit plaintiffs.

https://www.justice-integrity.org/1654-9-11-press-relations-tool-kit-for-hidden-records-suit

 Posted by at 10:36 pm
Apr 292019
 

First part of the file, translated to text:

This document is classified “ORCON/NOFORN” unless otherwise marked. (U)
On September 14, 2001, the Newark Division of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI-NK) initiated a Full Field
Investigation predicated upon circumstances indicating that five
(5) Israeli nationals, detained in conjunction with the PENTTBOMB
investigation, had reportedly videotaped the terrorist attack on
the World Trade Center (WTC) and may have possessed foreknowledge
of the same. The following summarizes the investigation to-date.

Here is a link to the pdf file:
https://www.ae911truth.org/images/PDFs/FBI-Newark-9-23-01-Report.pdf

 Posted by at 12:25 am
Apr 262019
 

Fueled by the ambition of two teenagers, ex-Alaska senator Mike Gravel is running for president with the explicit intention of entering Democratic debates.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/20/mike-gravel-2020-presidential-campaign

Here’s the paragraph about 9/11:

Though there are still hurdles to clear–for example, Gravel’s belief that 9/11 was an inside job is proving to be a challenge for the campaign. Recently, in a Vice News doc, he proffered the opinion that the Twin Towers were brought down with the use of controlled demolition. When confronted with this information, the campaign managers emphasized that Gravel is a vehicle for their ideas, and, therefore, his personal opinions aren’t that significant. However, Gravel is the candidate, and what he says on the campaign trail will be seen for better or worse as a reflection of his supporters’ values.

 Posted by at 9:39 am
Mar 172019
 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort. He arrived at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan by nightfall, and was sent underneath the ruins of the World Trade Center to look for survivors.

When he returned home three days later, his wife, Charlotte Berwind, says he was changed.

See article on Time.com:
http://time.com/5540749/9-11-victims-compensation-fund-worries/

 Posted by at 8:34 am
Feb 052019
 

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/world-trade-center-leases-booming-famed-developer-larry-silverstein-says

It has been nearly 18 years since the terrorist attack on September 11, slaughtered thousands of New Yorkers and virtually demolished the area surrounding the Twin Towers. But World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein Opens a New Window. said the rebuilding of the trade center is almost completed.

“It’s been the biggest challenge of my life and it’s only taken us 18 years to this point,” Silverstein told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney Opens a New Window. on Monday. “We have another few years to go before we are finished.”

Link to article

 Posted by at 11:11 pm