According to analysts featured on page one of yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch PRINTING COMPANY, the Recession is OVER! I guess some people just can’t stop quoting those analysts that have given us news speak like, “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!”, “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction!”, “Osama bin Laden did it!”, “We don’t torture!”, and finally… “we only used ‘enhanced interrogation for terrorists!”
Of course, “those terrorists” are innocent! Ever heard of the Constitution? Due process? Innocent until PROVEN guilty? Oh, that’s right! We’re torturing INNOCENT men, women and children!
On March 28th, while on location in New York City, we had the opportunity to speak with Luke Rudkowski, founder of We Are Change, about his thoughts on 9/11 First Responder health issues. Luke and the other members of We Are Change NY regularly gather at Ground Zero to speak about a number of 9/11 related issues. One of those issues is the health care crisis which now faces tens of thousands of 9/11 First Responders.
There is no question that Luke Rudkowski is a passionate advocate for 9/11 First Responders and his organization has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit them. While considered “extreme” by some in his efforts to raise issues about 9/11 related issues, their is no doubt that Rudkowski has had a broad reaching effect through his activism. We Are Change has grown from a single small grassroots organization in New York to one with membership chapters across the United States and many foreign countries. Through their ongoing efforts to educate and inform the public at large, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have learned about the health issues now facing 9/11 First Responders.
Colin Powell and Joe Biden both make dire predictions back on October 19, 2008, yet the mainstream media failed to follow up on either statement–choosing instead to cover “breaking news” stories such as the wardrobe choices made by Michelle Obama. Of course, since American news media is so independent and responsible, it’s probably safe to assume this story is of little practical significance.
Osama bin Laden’s driver knew the target of the fourth hijacked jetliner in the September 11 attacks, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in an attempt to draw a link between Salim Hamdan and the al Qaeda leadership in the first Guantanamo war crimes trial.
Hamdan’s lawyer said in opening statements that the Yemeni, held for nearly seven years before his trial, was just a paid employee of the fugitive al Qaeda leader, a driver in the motor pool who never joined the militant group or plotted attacks on America.
But prosecutor Timothy Stone told the six-member jury of U.S. military officers who will decide Hamdan’s guilt or innocence that Hamdan had inside knowledge of the 2001 attacks on the United States because he overheard a conversation between bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
“If they hadn’t shot down the fourth plane it would’ve hit the dome,” Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks.