Widow claims 9/11 toxins gave her teacher husband cancer

The widow of Robert Rodney, a former chemistry teacher at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, says Rodney died from exposure to the site of the former World Trade Center, writes Carl Campanile in the New York Post. 

Mr. Rodney died in 2006 of a rare cancer of the brain’s lining at the age of 58.

At least twelve other students and teachers from the area’s schools have site-related cancers and other serious illnesses from their exposure to the toxins from the buildings’ collapse. A number of deaths among faculty of Lower Manhattan schools have also occurred and may be attributable to the site as well.

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In ‘watershed moment,’ YouTube blocks extremist cleric’s message

Extremist Anwar al-Awlaki was a leading terrorist recruiter until his death in 2011. Even after his death, videos of his talks inspired many terrorist acts. Until now, YouTube has allowed hundreds of videos of his hatred-spewing. Now, a large number of his propaganda has been removed from YouTube, reports Scott Shane for the New York Times.

Earlier this fall, more than 70,000 of al-Awlaki’s videos could be found on YouTube. Now there are 18,600, most of which are news articles or articles from scholars arguing against his beliefs.

“’It’s a watershed moment on the question of whether we’re going to allow the unchecked proliferation of cyberjihad,’ commented the Counter Extremism Project’s CEO, Mark D. Wallace.

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From Vietnam to 9/11, thank you, Captain Paddy Brown

Captain Patrick “Paddy” Brown was a Vietnam veteran, a U.S. Marine and a captain in the FDNY.

His last recorded words on September 11, 2001 were, “There’s numerous civilians at all stairwells, numerous burn injuries are coming down. I’m trying to send them down first. Apparently, it’s above the 75th floor. I don’t know if they got there yet. OK, Three Truck and we are still heading up. OK?” Thank you.”

In honor of Captain Paddy Brown, and of all our veterans, Michael Daly of the Daily Beast also says thank you.

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