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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stewart: "What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to ... behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. "Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. Shameful. It's an embarrassment to the country, and it is a stain on this institution. And you should be ashamed of yourselves for those that aren't here, but you won't be. Because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber."

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18 years later, how many victims are left?

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-11 01:54 PM | Reply


@#1 ... 18 years later, how many victims are left? ...

Here's something on that topic from Sept 2018:

The 9/11 toll still grows: More than 16,000 Ground Zero responders who got sick found eligible for awards
abcnews.go.com

... The 9/11 attacks happened 17 years ago, but many people are still suffering and dying from the aftermath. ...

As of Aug. 31, the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund set up by Congress in 2011 has found 20,874 claimants eligible for compensation, and has awarded more than $4.3 billion.

Among those who have received or are deemed eligible for awards are more than 16,000 responders to the World Trade Center attack site in New York City. These are the people who performed rescue, recovery, demolition and debris cleanup in the aftermath, and included police, firefighters and FBI agents from the city and surrounding areas....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 02:26 PM | Reply

Come on, it's not like these guys are as "important" as John Dean...

-Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 02:39 PM | Reply


@#3

Yeah, I am quite surprised.

I figured something like this, i.e., the health of those who responded when the Country was attacked, to be quite non-partisan and apolitical, yet neither Democrats nor the Republicans seemed to care.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 03:22 PM | Reply

#4

Which is why Congress' approval rate hovers in the high teens.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 05:28 PM | Reply

DAMN ALL THE RAT BASTARDS

#6 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2019-06-11 05:49 PM | Reply

Good on ya, Jon Stewart. Spoken with passion and clarity.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-11 07:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Mr Stewart has been fighting this fight for years.

It is amazing, and incredibly unfortunate, that he has to fight Congress on this topic at all.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 08:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3
Yeah, I am quite surprised.
I figured something like this, i.e., the health of those who responded when the Country was attacked, to be quite non-partisan and apolitical, yet neither Democrats nor the Republicans seemed to care.
#4 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2019-06-11 03:22 PM

What is particularly strange are the varieties of cancers these people die from. Not typical in any way, but no medical professional can confirm what about 9/11 are the causes..

It's a conspiracy all right.

#9 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-11 08:37 PM | Reply

It is amazing, and incredibly unfortunate, that he has to fight Congress on this topic at all.

And this was just a warning. Talking to Congress (or lack of) directly.

Wait until he hits the late night shows.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-06-11 09:42 PM | Reply

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911 EyeWitnesses To WTC Lobby Explosion

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-11 10:43 PM | Reply

#11 I hadn't seen that one before. Check this out...

B-25 Bomber Hits Empire State Building (1945) - www.youtube.com

Didn't collapse. just a hole in the side of the building.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-11 11:11 PM | Reply

Google sez...

Funds were distributed in 2,880 of these cases. The average VCF award for death claims was $2,082,128 and went as high as $7.1 million. The fund received 4,445 personal injury claims.

Ten years after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, deceased victims' families and the injured have been compensated over $7 billion...

The congressional --- is running dry... Stewart, like most baby's, believe that by crying... they can suckle a little bit more...

Been 17 years... no more milk left...

Wait... oh yes... I found 40 million dollars left to give out...

oh no, that was spent on the Mueller Report... ya know that 475 page report that said nothing...

sorry no money for 9/11 responders... However,the tobacco lobby is offering free lifetime supply of cigarettes...

#13 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-06-12 01:23 AM | Reply

"Wait... oh yes... I found 40 million dollars left to give out...oh no, that was spent on the Mueller Report..."

Two lies there:

1. Mueller's budget was $10.4 million each of the two years, for a total of $20.8 million.

2. Seizures by the US Treasury based on Mueller's investigations are around $35 million.

Therefore, the Mueller investigation actually netted the Treasury over $10 million.

What source are you using for the lies? And are you going to trust that source again?

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-12 01:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

My sources:
http://money.com/money/5639569/mueller-report-cost-waste-of-money-fines/
nymag.com
www.cnbc.com
thinkprogress.org
www.emptywheel.net

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-12 01:31 AM | Reply

"However,the tobacco lobby is offering free lifetime supply of cigarettes..."

The Republican Thank-You Plan for First Reponders.

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-12 01:36 AM | Reply

Pegasus, where'd you run off to? All I asked for was a link to your claim, and you disappeared.

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-12 02:18 AM | Reply

B-25 Bomber Hits Empire State Building (1945) - www.youtube.com

Didn't collapse. just a hole in the side of the building.

#12 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-06-11 11:11 PM | REPLY

A B-25 is tiny and slow compared to a 767.

B-25. 25,000 pounds at 200mph.

767-200ER. 350,000 pounds at 500mph.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-06-12 07:42 AM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

I don't know why you're trying to counter a Republican with "facts" or "logic".

It doesn't convince them of anything. Except just reinforcing their conviction that they are right and you are "elitist".

#19 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-06-12 09:15 AM | Reply

Is heartwarming to see Stewart persisting in this effort, shaming Congress into doing the right thing.

#20 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-12 10:17 AM | Reply

"18 years later, how many victims are left?"

Calling out your stupidity is really the lowest of low hanging fruit this site has to offer, and pointing it out demeans me more than it can possibly serve as a moment of reflection for you but seriously, can you possibly stop being a POS for even five seconds to google the answer to your question before jumping on a thread to make something that should be non partisan into a partisan issue?

#21 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-12 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone that fraudulently claims 9/11 bennies should be frog marched through the streets.

#22 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-06-12 01:18 PM | Reply

Jon Stewart needs to either return immediately to the daily show or run for office.

He's too smart and caring to just hide on his ranch when the world needs so much help.

Trevor Noah is a lightweight who can't handle important interviews so he just does a bunch of jokes about irrelevant stories about africa, and has pushes an identity politics agenda that only harms the liberal cause.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-12 01:34 PM | Reply

Anyone that fraudulently claims 9/11 bennies should be frog marched through the streets.

#22 | Posted by 101Chairborne

What about real estate developers who fraudulantly dodge millions in taxes that average americans have to end up paying for. What should happen to them?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-12 01:35 PM | Reply

Jon Stewart needs to ... run for office.

Agreed.

He's a good man.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-12 01:36 PM | Reply

The congressional --- is running dry... Stewart, like most baby's, believe that by crying... they can suckle a little bit more...

Been 17 years... no more milk left...

Wait... oh yes... I found 40 million dollars left to give out...

oh no, that was spent on the Mueller Report... ya know that 475 page report that said nothing...

sorry no money for 9/11 responders... However,the tobacco lobby is offering free lifetime supply of cigarettes...

#13 | Posted by Pegasus

Here you have the modern republican - no money for 9/11 heroes, unlimited money for coal miners and tax cuts for billionaires. And compassion is seen as irresponsible or weakness.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-12 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

ya know that 475 page report that said nothing...

sorry no money for 9/11 responders... However,the tobacco lobby is offering free lifetime supply of cigarettes...

#13 | Posted by Pegasus

And you didn't read the mueller report. You just tuned in to a bunch of liars and you believed the lies they told you about it. Like a chump.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-12 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A good man?
Does a good man abandon his son?
Everyone knows Sonny has no business adopting Julian, yet that ----- vouched for Sonny anyway, because he's a POS.

#28 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-06-12 01:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Trump stole $150,000 from a 9/11 fund intended for small businesses.

The fund was supposed to cover uninsured losses for small businesses, but Trump somehow received $150,000 in taxpayer money; his application cited "rent loss," "cleanup" and "repair." Yet none of Trump's properties were actually damaged in the attack.

Trump later claimed it was a reimbursement for his charitable efforts. "It was probably a reimbursement for the fact that I allowed people, for many months, to stay in the building (40 Wall Street), use the building and store things in the building," he said.

Grifter

#29 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-12 02:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Here you have the modern republican - no money for 9/11 heroes, unlimited money for coal miners and tax cuts for billionaires. And compassion is seen as irresponsible or weakness."

Newsworthy. I should log in to my sock puppet accounts to give you more flags.

#30 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-12 02:38 PM | Reply

Good News.

House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming.

nypost.com

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-12 07:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anyone that fraudulently claims 9/11 bennies should be frog marched through the streets.
#22 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE AT 2019-06-12 01:18 PM

Wow, you must be enraged by Silverstein and his cabal.

"Just months before 9/11, the World Trade Center's lease was sold to Larry Silverstein. Silverstein took out an insurance plan that 'fortuitously' covered terrorism. After 9/11, Silverstein took the insurance company to court, claiming he should be paid double because there were 2 attacks. He won, and was awarded $4,550,000,000."

#32 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-13 12:26 AM | Reply

After Jon Stewart's impassioned testimony to Congress, 9/11 responders gave him an incredible gift:

In the hallway after Stewart's testimony, the first responders who appeared with Stewart before Congress surprised the former talk show host with a deeply heartfelt gift: a bunker coat that had belonged to Capt. Raymond J. Pfeifer, a New York City firefighter from Engine 40 and Ladder 35 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who worked tirelessly alongside Stewart to fight for survivor benefits. Capt. Pfeifer spent eight months digging through the toxic debris of the World Trade Center and died of cancer in 2017. Even as he battled end-stage cancer, he still considered himself a lucky man.

From his obituary:

"I'm being poisoned, and I'm dying, every single day, because of terrorism," Mr. Pfeifer told WPIX-TV in 2014.

But unlike the 343 firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001, "I'm a very lucky man," he said.

"My friends were murdered on 9/11," he added. "From the 12th on, from that day on, I'm still here. I'm very lucky. I got to watch my kids grow up."

Stewart broke down in tears in the House hallway when he was given the coat that belonged to his friend.

#33 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-13 04:14 PM | Reply

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