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    9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Stewart has been hitting the general media silence around the first responders and the pending legislation that would help to alleviate their health and financial difficulties for much of the past week. Last night's panel discussion took more direct aim at congressional inaction on the measure -- and the Senate Republicans' filibuster in particular. This marked one of the only occasions the satiric cable show featured a panel discussion, and through most of the nine-minute segment, Stewart's demeanor was uncharacteristically somber, as he sought to give the bulk of the airtime to his guests.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    I saw part of it. I hope there is a rerun so I can see it all.

    I have nothing but respect for them.

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I saw part of it. I hope there is a rerun so I can see it all.

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    the Huckabee interview was pretty good too.
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    I watched that long spiel on Fox News by that one dude about how terrible it was that this bill had been blocked.

    Never once did he mention the Republican party. "Congress." "The Senate." As if it weren't a 100% party line vote on part of the GOP that did it...
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    Ok, I'm a bit ignorant on this subject but...wouldn't thier health care coverage that they more than likely have through the city to begin with (police, fire dept, etc etc) cover these things? Why isn't it if it is not? One would think that the city of New York would gladly foot the bill for any medical expenses incurred due to the selfless actions of these modern day heroes. While they are footing the bill they are the ones that should be petitioning the government for help with those bills instead of these gentlemen and others like them. If worse came to worse I don't see why the city of NY couldn't sue the federal government for letting those bastards through. (if McD's can be sued over happy meal toys I see no reason that people couldn't sue for something like this...at least this would be more of a valid reason)

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Ok, I'm a bit ignorant on this subject but...wouldn't thier health care coverage that they more than likely have through the city to begin with (police, fire dept, etc etc) cover these things? Why isn't it if it is not? One would think that the city of New York would gladly foot the bill for any medical expenses incurred due to the selfless actions of these modern day heroes. While they are footing the bill they are the ones that should be petitioning the government for help with those bills instead of these gentlemen and others like them. If worse came to worse I don't see why the city of NY couldn't sue the federal government for letting those bastards through. (if McD's can be sued over happy meal toys I see no reason that people couldn't sue for something like this...at least this would be more of a valid reason)

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    Health insurance company says it was work-related, falls under workman's comp.
    Workman's comp says you can't prove it was work-related. People get cancer all the time how do you know the dust caused it?
    Then they have to go to court, takes years, people die in the meantime... They're fighting tooth and nail for every penny.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Health insurance company says it was work-related, falls under workman's comp.
    Workman's comp says you can't prove it was work-related. People get cancer all the time how do you know the dust caused it?
    Then they have to go to court, takes years, people die in the meantime... They're fighting tooth and nail for every penny.
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Health insurance company says it was work-related, falls under workman's comp.
    Workman's comp says you can't prove it was work-related. People get cancer all the time how do you know the dust caused it?
    Then they have to go to court, takes years, people die in the meantime... They're fighting tooth and nail for every penny.
    I don't believe that and would ask you for a link.

    Health insurance is health insurance. I'm also quite sure they've got the best disability insurance on planet earth. There is more to this story...
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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't believe that and would ask you for a link.

    Health insurance is health insurance. I'm also quite sure they've got the best disability insurance on planet earth. There is more to this story...
    .... it's from the interview that Stewart did.

    I take it you've never had to deal with a private insurance company during a serious illness? They literally employ people who have the sole job of finding reasons to deny claims.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: 9/11 First responders speak out on 'Daily Show'

    I just saw the show. Stewart does like to hold the absurd and outrageous up to the light of day for everyone to see, and this is as outrageous as it gets.

    One of the first responders reported having been let go for being "too expensive." The expense was a direct result of his work related illness, of course.

    The house passed a bill to help them, but the Senate can't because it is being held hostage by threat of a filibuster. This is pathetic, and an example of government at its worst.
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