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Please get involved with this important legislation! Forward this e-mail to others and contact Governor Pataki so these bills can finally be signed into law! Thank you and Happy Halloween! – Joe Bello

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Dear Friends,
Today, October 30, bills S6964A and A9116B – The NY National Guard
Military Toxins Testing/Task Force Bills were sent by the leaders of the
Senate to George Pataki for either signing or vetoing within 10 days.
My Senate advisors suggest that the Governor gets bills when his office asks
for them. This might suggest the election day timing may be very
calculated.At any rate, we want a signature from Governor Pataki –
NOT a veto. Please take a minute and write an e-mail or letter to
the Governor if you have not yet.
Please call his office with support for the bill if you have already
written. The web site for information on contacting the Governor is:
Thank you for all the work you have done to getthe bill this far!!
Its implementation will provide more opportunity for raising
awareness of these dangers—more journeys on the path toward stopping
the use of radioactive and toxic substances in U.S. weapons for the health
of our soldiers and all living things.
Joan Walker-Wasylyk, NYS DU Coalition

Kinky for Governor

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The War Against PTSD Starts Now!

One soldier and his families story.

SPC Joshua Omvig of the 339th MP Company, who was born in Gillette, Wyoming on November 18, 1983 to proud parents, Randy and Ellen Omvig. Josh left a hole in his family’s hearts when he passed on December 22, 2005 at the age of 22, by his own hand, at his home in Iowa. Josh suffered from PTSD after serving a tour in Iraq.

Josh’s story

FW: Pakistani tribals seethe over airstrike on madrasa

Joint AirStrike Kills 80 Al Qaeda at Madrasa

Pakistani tribals seethe over airstrike on madrasa
KHAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – More than 15,000 armed Pakistani tribesmen protested on Tuesday over a Pakistan Army helicopter attack on an al-Qaeda-linked religious school that killed around 80 suspected militants.

October 17, 2006: The Day America Died and King George was Crowned
This is quite possibly the most important news report of our generation. On October 17, 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which does away with Habeas Corpus and makes it perfectly legal for the government to secretly arrest any American citizen, strip him of his citizenship, hold him indefinitely without charges, try him in front of a military tribunal, and execute him in secret. This is sad, sad day for our country. Shame on all of us for letting this happen. With the signing of this act, the President has granted himself the powers of a dictator, courtesy of the U.S. Congress, and the zoned-out couch potato population of America.

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Coast Guard honors Cold War air crew for Pacific Ocean Rescue

{EXCERPT} San Jose Mercury News, USA AP.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Coast Guard has honored
a Cold War-era air crew nearly three decades
after the team helped rescue 10 downed Navy fliers
hundreds of……

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October 25, 2006

Dear Governor Pataki,

I am writing on behalf of the Cold War Veterans of New York State regarding the signing of New York Assembly Bill A. 9116 and State Senate Bill S. 696 which was passed by both houses in June of 2006 and provide veterans with the best testing and medical treatment for exposure to hazardous materials, especially depleted uranium (DU).

Over the last 15 Year countless serviceman serving in the Gulf and the Balkans have returned very ill with a myriad of mysterious illnesses caused by DU, petroleum, vaccinations and other environmental contaminations. These soldiers and families have suffered with auto-immune, respiratory, muscle, and nervous system symptoms as well as birth defects.

Since September 11, 2001 we have been engaged in Global War on Terror in which a large percentage of our forces have been deployed to effected regions. With at least 200,000 troops at any one time present in the theatre many for 2nd, 3rd or 4th time... In 5 years a million or more American citizen soldiers may have been exposed to these toxins.

When these young men and women return home they deserve the state of the art care that these bills provide for. Federal and State government has a duty to provide our veterans these services now.

These brave warriors have protected our freedoms, and our way of life. The least we can do is take care of them when they come home. There is no excuse for delaying this legislation any longer. They have sacrificed for us now it is time for us to pay the bill and take care of them. Freedom is not free it has many costs let us not shirk our responsibilities as a society that asked these men and women to go to war.

Please Mr. Pataki do the right thing and sign New York Assembly Bill A. 9116 and State Senate Bill S. 696 into law. New York State Veterans thank you.

Sean Eagan

Director New York State

Cold War Veterans Association

New Paltz DU Press Conference a Success

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 08:51:48 -0700
Subject: RE: handout for DU Press Conf.

Dear Sean,

I’m sorry you were unable to make it today, but the letter was perfect. Thank you so much. Susan read it during her speech, and we added it to the press packet that we handed out. The press conference was a big success. looking forward to hearing about it on the news and getting this bill signed. Thank you so much for your help.

Devon Branch-Elliman
Spitzer Paterson 2006

These are powerful words coming from the brother of Pat Tillman. It will be amazing to see the wingnuts spin and twist the words of this former Army Ranger who served with his brother, the famous NFL star who was killed by friendly fire…

After Pat’s Birthday
Posted on Oct 19, 2006
By Kevin Tillman

It is Pat’s birthday on November 6, and elections are the day after. It gets me thinking about a conversation I had with Pat before we joined the military. He spoke about the risks with signing the papers. How once we committed, we were at the mercy of the American leadership and the American people. How we could be thrown in a direction not of our volition. How fighting as a soldier would leave us without a voice… until we get out. Much has happened since we handed over our voice:

Somehow we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the American people, or to the world, or harbored terrorists, or was involved in the September 11 attacks, or received weapons-grade uranium from Niger, or had mobile weapons labs, or WMD, or had a need to be liberated, or we needed to establish a democracy, or stop an insurgency, or stop a civil war we created that can’t be called a civil war even though it is. Something like that.

Somehow our elected leaders were subverting international law and humanity by setting up secret prisons around the world, secretly kidnapping people, secretly holding them indefinitely, secretly not charging them with anything, secretly torturing them. Somehow that overt policy of torture became the fault of a few “bad apples” in the military.

Somehow back at home, support for the soldiers meant having a five-year-old kindergartener scribble a picture with crayons and send it overseas, or slapping stickers on cars, or lobbying Congress for an extra pad in a helmet. It’s interesting that a soldier on his third or fourth tour should care about a drawing from a five-year-old; or a faded sticker on a car as his friends die around him; or an extra pad in a helmet, as if it will protect him when an IED throws his vehicle 50 feet into the air as his body comes apart and his skin melts to the seat.

Somehow the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes.

Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground.

Somehow those afraid to fight an illegal invasion decades ago are allowed to send soldiers to die for an illegal invasion they started.

Somehow faking character, virtue and strength is tolerated.

Somehow profiting from tragedy and horror is tolerated.

Somehow the death of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people is tolerated.

Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.

Somehow suspension of Habeas Corpus is supposed to keep this country safe.

Somehow torture is tolerated.

Somehow lying is tolerated.

Somehow reason is being discarded for faith, dogma, and nonsense.

Somehow American leadership managed to create a more dangerous world.

Somehow a narrative is more important than reality.

Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.

Somehow the most reasonable, trusted and respected country in the world has become one of the most irrational, belligerent, feared, and distrusted countries in the world.

Somehow being politically informed, diligent, and skeptical has been replaced by apathy through active ignorance.

Somehow the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country.

Somehow this is tolerated.

Somehow nobody is accountable for this.

In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity. Most likely, they will come to know that “somehow” was nurtured by fear, insecurity and indifference, leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged parasites.
Luckily this country is still a democracy. People still have a voice. People still can take action. It can start after Pat’s birthday.

Brother and Friend of Pat Tillman,