- What in the world could Mayor Michael
Bloomberg's administration possibly be thinking in appealing a deputy mayor's
workman's compensation case to cover his doctors' costs in order to care
for his 9/11-related illness? Wouldn't ya think that, knowing what they
know, (wink wink) at the very, very least Bloomberg's office would pay
his doctors handsomely to treat his "asthma" and provide top-knotch,
skilled 24/7 nursing care to keep Mr. Washington comfortable - not to mention,
uh, very calm, sedate, and, primarily... quiet?
- Penny-wise and pound foolish, oh Mr.
Mayor. When deathly sick Deputy Mayors talk, Mr. Bloomberg, no doubt the
press will be listening to his words - between the coughs, that is.
- With highly radioactive levels found
at the Pentagon on 9/11 (www.rense.com/general67?) what would make anyone think any differently about the air surrounding
- Ten bucks it's not asbestos, computer
part fragments, and concrete powder dust alone that's making this NYC Deputy
Mayor sicker than sick by this, uh NYC "mystery" disease. What
do you want to make a bet that no physician has ever been encouraged to
order (or, rather been allowed to order) a special test using a mass spectrometer
to test for the presence of Airborne Uranium Particulates on the Deputy
Mayor (or on any of the thousands of other New York residents and workers
who are succumbing to this "mysterious" disease, for that matter)?
- To read more about mass spectrometry
testing for the presence of Uranium, go to the Uranium Medical Research
Center site at: http://www.umrc.net/.
- Call it just a hunch, but my guess is
that testing of this Deputy Mayor and other New Yorkers for the presence
of Uranium radiation poisoning for that nasty hacking cough might be more
than worth every GZ resident and worker's last dime.
- The test is reportedly costly and not
easy to obtain, but if I were a GZ resident or emergency worker like Mr.
Washington? I'd indeed be high-tailing it in less than a New York Minute
from Manhattan to a clinic 6 1/2 hours in a northwest direction away to
Waterport, NY (http://www.umrc.net/clinical_services.aspx) at the first sign of any nasty "asthmatic"
post-9/11 Ground Zero cough.
- New Yorkers with the mysterious Ground
Zero illness, in all likelihood, never received this test in a regular
Manhattan hospital. And I would doubt very much that the NYC Health Department
is ever going to recommend it, either.
- If high radioactive levels were found
near the Pentagon (and they were) it certainly would not hurt to similarly
test for the presence of radiation sickness in those who spent time around
Ground Zero, as well.
- Cathy Garger http://www.mytown.ca/garger
- NYC deputy mayor claims 9/11
- NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- A New York deputy mayor who was caught in the
plume of debris in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks claims he contracted
a lingering respiratory illness.
- Rudy Washington, 52, filed a state worker's
compensation claim late last year to cover his doctors' costs, but Mayor
Michael Bloomberg's administration is appealing it, the New York Post reported.
- Washington, who became a consultant after
the end of the Rudy Giuliani's administration, arrived on the scene at
Ground Zero soon after the attack and was caught in the plume after the
first tower fell.
- Sources said Washington became sick almost
immediately after the attack and was hospitalized with a mysterious illness.
He was later diagnosed with asthma, which he never suffered prior to the
attack, and is now on several medications.
- Worker's compensation claims are not
publicly available and officials are barred by law from talking about them,
the newspaper said. http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/
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