Sunday, October 20, 2013

Veterans injured by the drinking water at Camp Lejeune should know this information.

Via LH

Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina, and has been a crucial component of USMC training activities since 1942.  The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has concluded that from (at least) November 1957 to February 1987, soldiers and their families living on-base at Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated drinking water.
Soldiers – and their families – that were stationed at Camp Lejeune are finding that they are getting sick at rates far higher than any national rates in the general population.

What Happened at Camp Lejeune?

The water at Lejeune is known to have toxic concentrations in excess of 240 – 3400 times what the government considers a safe level.  The following chemicals are known to have been used at Lejeune, with more and more discovered each year (the list now totals over 70 known toxins in the drinking water at Lejeune):
  • Tricholorethylene (TCE)
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Benzene
  • Vinyl Chloride
The health impacts of this are staggering:  a statistically significant number of men stationed at Lejeune have developed breast cancer at rates that far outpace the national rate of breast cancer in men.  Birth defects in children have also resulted, including myoletic leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and other forms of cancer rare to children.

What Benefits are Available to Veterans and their family members that were stationed at Camp Lejeune?

If you are a United States Veteran, and have one of the 15 conditions listed in the table below, and served at Camp Lejeune from 1957-1987, there may be a connection between your military service and your current conditions.

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Brooklyn group of black youths blocks white couple's car, bloody victims in racial attack

Via WiscoDave

	A view of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin.

Authorities say Ronald and Alana Russo were pummeled by attackers — ranging in age from 12 to 18 — who showered them with racial slurs. One Brooklyn teen says he was falsely arrested because he was wearing the same outfit as one of the assailants. A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple's car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said.

“Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!”

The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin.

Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the husband honked at the group to get out of the way. The rowdy kids started kicking the car, according to the criminal complaint. Ronald Russo got out to check on potential damage to his vehicle.

And that’s when all hell broke loose.