Wednesday, February 8, 2012

News Headlines: The 911 Rabbit Hole

9-11 Victims Compensation Fund This is where our government opened up the Treasury and gave family members of those who lost their lives that day lots of money. In return, these families were basically told to shut up about anything else concerning 9-11.

 The names of the victims whose family members sought compensation can be found on the CNN website.

 Here are the results: Flight 11: of the 92 people who are listed as dying on this flight, only 20 are listed in the SSDI (22%) Of these 20 people, only three are on the 9-11 Compensation Fund list: Judy Larocque Laurie Neira Candace Lee Williams

 Flight 77: of the 64 people who are listed as dying on this flight, only 14 are listed in the SSDI (22%) Of these 64 people, only five on the 9-11 Compensation Fund list: William Caswell Eddie Dillard Ian Gray John Sammartino Leonard Taylor

 Flight 175: of the 65 people who are listed as dying on this flight, only 18 are listed in the SSDI (28%) Of these 65 people, only three are on the 9-11 Compensation Fund list: Michael C. Tarrou Gloria Debarrera Timothy Ward

 Flight 93: of the 45 people who are listed as dying on this flight, only 6 are listed in the SSDI (13%) Of these 45 people, none are on the 9-11 Compensation Fund list: No one

 Have you noticed anything strange yet? Of the passengers and crew of Flight 11, 77, 175 & 93, only 22%, 22%, 28%, 13% respectively are in the SSDI. Of the 266 people that we were told died on these jets, only 11 relatives applied for compensation. Can you believe that not a single relative from Flight 93 applied for compensation? I can't. Were all the relatives of the victims so rich that they weren't eligible to receive compensation? No, that's not it. (The minimum federal award was $250,000, and the average pay-out was about $1.8 million. The recipients only had to make agreement: they couldn’t sue the airlines.) You should also know that most lawyers told their clients to take the money and run (which is what most lawyers would do - take the sure money). Ellen Mariani clearly elaborated on this point during her appearance on the radio show mentioned above.

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