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2010 April 3 | Activist News
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Open Letter To Obama

July 26, 2013 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: Civil Disobedience, Edward J. Snowden, and the Constitution Dear Mr. President: You are acutely aware More »

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U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

Huffington Post July 1, 2013 By Mark Gongloff Big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of less than 13 percent in 2010, according to a new study — or More »

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Man Tried for Chalk Drawings Found Not Guilty

NBC San Diego July 1, 2013 By Christina London The man accused of vandalism for drawing with chalk outside banks has been found not guilty on all charges. A jury returned its More »

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The Bigger Story Behind the AP Spying Scandal

Washington’s Blog/Global Research May 20, 2012 By George Washington Attack on the Press You know that the Department of Justice tapped scores of phone lines at the Associated Press. You might have More »

Daily Archives: April 3, 2010

No criminal charges seen in AIG’s collapse: TV report

Fri Apr 2, 8:48 pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) – CBS News reported late Friday that Joseph Cassano, the former AIG executive closely linked with the giant insurer’s near collapse in September 2008, will meet with U.S. Justice Department attorneys next week in what will probably end the two-year criminal investigation into the company — with no criminal charges likely to be filed.

link – http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100403/bs_nm/us_aig_cassano_cbs

Military Burn Pits

Sokolove Law, LLC

Because of potential health hazards, such as cancer, respiratory problems, skin lesions and infections, burning waste as a means of disposal has been curtailed in the United States.

However, on military bases (including Balad Air Force Base in Iraq and Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan) highly toxic chemicals, plastic bottles, paints, and unexploded ordnance, were routinely burned in open pits. As a result, many members of the military, who lived or worked on or near those and other bases are developing serious health problems because they were exposed to toxic smoke.

If you lived on a military base where open pit disposal fires burned, and have developed health issues, you may be entitled to compensation.

Suits Filed

Class action suits on behalf of US soldiers have now been filed in at least 10 states. The suits charge military contractors KBR and its former parent company, Haliburton improperly disposed of waste and created toxic fumes by burning trash in large, open pits. Among the waste burned were batteries, dangerous chemicals, fuel, tires, plastic and pesticide containers, medical waste, and even human body parts.

Soldiers report breathing smoke from these fires have caused serious problems, including:

  • Lung Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Heart Problems
  • Lymphoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Tumors
  • Skin Lesions and Infections
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Chronic Coughs
  • Asthma
  • Blood Disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis

Although the Department of Defense claims there are no health problems related to the waste burning, a 2008 report by a non-profit research organization says the US Army is creating a toxic mess in Afghanistan and Iraq and has no effective policy to ensure that troops are protected from environmental problems. Meanwhile, the Veterans Affairs Department is gathering information from the soldiers to try to determine if their claims are valid.

link – http://www.sokolovelaw.com/case-types/military-burn-pits.html?gclid=CNCniM776KACFQUhnAodSDb6GA

Military Burn Pits

Sokolove Law, LLC

Because of potential health hazards, such as cancer, respiratory problems, skin lesions and infections, burning waste as a means of disposal has been curtailed in the United States.

However, on military bases (including Balad Air Force Base in Iraq and Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan) highly toxic chemicals, plastic bottles, paints, and unexploded ordnance, were routinely burned in open pits. As a result, many members of the military, who lived or worked on or near those and other bases are developing serious health problems because they were exposed to toxic smoke.

If you lived on a military base where open pit disposal fires burned, and have developed health issues, you may be entitled to compensation.

Suits Filed

Class action suits on behalf of US soldiers have now been filed in at least 10 states. The suits charge military contractors KBR and its former parent company, Halliburton, improperly disposed of waste and created toxic fumes by burning trash in large, open pits. Among the waste burned were batteries, dangerous chemicals, fuel, tires, plastic and pesticide containers, medical waste, and even human body parts.

Soldiers report breathing smoke from these fires have caused serious problems, including:

  • Lung Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Heart Problems
  • Lymphoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Tumors
  • Skin Lesions and Infections
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Chronic Coughs
  • Asthma
  • Blood Disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Bronchitis and Bronchiolitis

Although the Department of Defense claims there are no health problems related to the waste burning, a 2008 report by a non-profit research organization says the US Army is creating a toxic mess in Afghanistan and Iraq and has no effective policy to ensure that troops are protected from environmental problems. Meanwhile, the Veterans Affairs Department is gathering information from the soldiers to try to determine if their claims are valid.

link – http://www.sokolovelaw.com/case-types/military-burn-pits.html?gclid=CNCniM776KACFQUhnAodSDb6GA

U.S. Justice sues KBR for improper costs in Iraq


(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it sued the Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc for alleged false claims act violations over improper costs for private security in Iraq.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleged that KBR knowingly included impermissible costs for private armed security in billings to the U.S. Army covering the 2003-2006 time period, the department said.
(Additional reporting by Erwin Seba in Houston; Editing by Robert MacMillan, Leslie Gevirtz and David Gregorio)
link – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63103W20100402
Related Article

U.S. Lawsuit Accuses KBR of Overcharges In War

excerpt:
IB News recently reported on the controversy surrounding burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are large areas cleared out by KBR to burn garbage and waste generated at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of soldiers living downwind are coming forward with a myriad of cancers, neurological, and respiratory illnesses, claiming the burn pits also incinerated plastics, gasoline, pesticides, medical waste, amid all of the trash generated at the base.

Motley Rice (IB Partner) filed a Complaint on behalf of 300 service men and women from 43 states in December, 2009 in the KBR, Inc., Burn Pit MDL (multidistrict litigation) before Maryland District Judge Roger W. Titus.

Read more: http://www.injuryboard.com/national-news/us-lawsuit-accuses-kbr-of-overcharges-in-war.aspx?googleid=279954#ixzz0k0PKu0VM