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today on a battlefield they know what to do with it so they came up with the idea through centcom which is central command decided to create burn pits to burn the trash that was being accumulated. a purpose as were the military during the war collecting all or waste in one central location and for this burying it they decided to burn it and they burn everything that because we think i wanted to. learn. why we would bring with human waste. crash. plastic medical. supplies. anything that they wouldn't use anymore they would burn. at times baleful. body pipes.
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plastics chemicals paint batteries tires literally anything that could be disposed of the stronger. knowing it we wouldn't be so. naive. and then later that. there was a blue smoke and the he's looked like the san francisco fog the smell was extremely toxic very very putrid it burn your eyes burn your throat burn your nose i mean it was just nasty dirty stinky. some days it's in talking of the smell of the burn p.x. and this image pierre would literally make you. would drop you to your knees and
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you'd vomit i mean it was it was that bad you knew. there was no protection. and not. to give them a gas mask but i wasn't. here. and i knew. there was more for nuclear biological chemical. to nine year. it was never mandatory for us to and. no safeguards were in place to protect the soldiers dog as a matter of fact they they would build the seas burn pits sometimes within three hundred meters from from where the soldiers were were actually quartered behaves in the smoke drifted over to where our trailers were and just kind of hung all day all
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the time twenty four seven right above you know always smell the. plastic bird or buildings or piece of wood you know mel's. formula. is just really an offensive putrid kind of a smell it's very hard to describe because when it was mixed with the smell of the sewage pm it was just news just got awful your nose would burn your eyes would water your throat would burn during the course of the day you have to go and dust yourself here hair your clothing with all the ashes that were falling on us. and now we never complain. they say embrace the suck man. we got to the work area we had initial briefing with are superior and we were told . to keep an eye on are people then you're going to get for the call the iraqi
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crowd everybody gets sick for the first couple of weeks atrocious and not now without a doubt within a week people were falling out getting sick i really don't remember anybody questioning at that time. the health effects that it would have mastered lee one thing about that i don't think and they got it all control over here you know certainly our own people wouldn't be doing anything knowingly to poising us but that turns out to be you know. not the case. these personnel would be exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals released into the atmosphere plastics and styrofoam metals chemicals from paints and solvents petroleum and lubricants jet fuel and on exploded ordinance medical and other dangerous waste. humans are supposed to brand clean their air is twenty one percent oxygen and
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seventy nine percent nitrogen with no air pollution or particles in the air and in particle air can trigger asthma and when you particles in an open air setting at low temperature low heat it generates thousands times more particles than using a. burning particles particularly for burning carcinogens exposed as a person when they need it and hail it sniff it get it on their skin they get exposed to carcinogens which can cause cancer so burning with j.p. eight which is jet fuel low temperature will be says benzene which is a carcinogen. i find it amazing that the military having a regulation for everything you can have any regulation in place. that operations and those burn pits that were created in iraq and afghanistan whimpers from two thousand to two thousand and nine burning without any regulation at all didn't have
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regulation where they would be built how they would be constructed they didn't do any soil samples before they built the berm pits they didn't do any plume samples after the burn pits were operational for many many years. after nine eleven i don't care because i wanted to keep on finding like i found because they they had they wanted better man and i. wanted to fight the war even now and here we can burn stereophile we can't burn anything in open air so why would they allow. when the soldiers to do it personally within three days i could feel it like something was wrong and it hit me real hard i went to six. different medications. and i bought it and for me it just wouldn't go away within fifteen days that i was there was even sicker i was pretty sick the whole deployment and when i came down i could be returned back to the states i knew
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different and the something was wrong. and that became the opiate battle of trying to figure out what was wrong and how bad it was going to be i started developing sinus problems me you know a lot of other guys me to get nasal sprays and stuff to try to alleviate that and i just had constant sinus problems veterans were coming home they had stories to tell they came home they're experiencing all these health conditions they didn't know why these presumably very healthy men and women all the sudden were walking around like old men and women not being able to run exercise the way they could so they started writing about it. every day for the united states military it's open is that iraq exposed thousands of troops to toxic chemicals a mysterious illness is affecting veterans who were exposed to open burn pits which
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the u.s. military used in iraq and afghanistan to torch everything from batteries to body parts experts say the fumes pouring out of these pits are toxic and dangerous so while troops may survive the battle they may also be being poisoned. in september two thousand and four. i know it is. a v.a. clinic instead of seeing old caucasian men with meal chairs and oxygen who are in their eighty's. the entire composition of the waiting room changed. all of the young women and men of lawlessness unease and they're all in their twenty's back from their first yearlong deployment in iraq. the typical service member came in with an inability to complete a two mile run within regulation time. and most of them had already had a traditional work up for pulmonary disease including x. rays c.t.
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scans plenty function testing all of the studies return normal or near normal in almost every case. it was subtle because these service members complained of shortness of breath with exertion at their x. rays and pulmonary function tests indicated that they shouldn't have any disability at all that doctors were throwing up their hands and saying what would cause a twenty seven year old man to have the lung tissue without a lung gerry's or arrest retore condition eighty five year old man and they started pointing to their exposure to these briar patch in the fail to realize a lot of these guys gals had been living around the pit for for their entire tour of duty. hacking cough would go away and then when you started bringing up different colors something trunk here and i showed general body weakness
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just trial back trial bad and didn't know why there had to be some explanation that led us to begin doing surgical lung biopsies to look for things that you might miss in conventional testing. is a line must going to fit in to steve jobs is by coming up with innovative products you know the electronic gadgets mark. it is a little bit different in the car business because the car business as you know you kind of bound by the highway system and you're bound by the whole infrastructure that is the automotive industry and the lobbying of the automotive industry so it's a bit difficult to be disruptive in that industry in a way he's going to open up a starting station with one nine hundred fifty style burger and shake joints with servers on roller skates and that's that's an idea that might take off that might
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mission is still in place to one of the consequences to blue bird flu. who for whom this was the truth the consumer is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision makers. when lawmakers manufacture consent to consistent to public wealth. when the right wing close. the same project themselves. with the final merry go round listen to the one percent. we can all middle of the room signals. the real news is really the world. has read the stand
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a divorce from my last farthing to me after that i will fuck around with mr hate for jim and then where i hope that our family of course. for the. moment was hard to sell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forced me to fight the battles that stole. the new socks for the tell you that every gossip and tabloid myself for years. off our eyes and tell me you are not full enough and let's not buy their product. these are the hawks that we along the border will watch. what he found was a series of veterans who had a q lung disease acute being area first of all lung injury that he was able to find through long biopsies
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what he found with these tiny little holes these tears and their long tissue he saw nothing of these veterans to come to his own conclusion that they could have only got this from a toxic exposure. to produce his career looking for this problem and he was able to discover it. and the diagnosis was constrictor prophylactics in english it's a small area where his disease so the lining of your loans are destroyed if you have a perfectly healthy young soldier or not a smoker goes over to iraq and afghanistan and congress back with construction project when this that's really a big concern are were clearly implicated. in increased incidence of lung disease associated with deployment. video indeed decided they weren't going to send any
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more veterans his way anymore. i think dr miller's research and his study is a perfect example of. trying to avoid the issue and trying trying not to to pay the compensations to veterans. that they deserve he has the proof he has everything they are and they still will not even address his research. there were many people in that apartment if they couldn't accept these findings in you could speculate that they couldn't expect be that they couldn't accept these findings because of the potential broad implicate. ation the idea that maybe there was a new agent orange think this deployment the government is looking down the road at billions of dollars in health care costs that they will be responsible for and i
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believe that they're doing everything they can to fav that off. the convince of the burn fats are causing ls along the soldiers this is a new disease we call this iraq afghanistan war long injury some of the more severe cases entail that all the positive hits of the longs so in his aim while the factorial exposure to the symptoms or anywhere from from respiratory issues
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some mild to severe to rare forms of cancers leukemias it's a wide range of symptoms that people are experience and if you really look into it and do the research you could make these symptoms directly to the permits my diagnosis is one that started out as you know i had sinus plasma sayto much if you can say that in one word which is a four point four centimeter tumor right here in my head that started out as a solitary plasma site toma was biopsied and found to be that. well i'm medically flipped down with some me tell you have a tumor in your head underneath your brain. you want to know. what's going on with that and i didn't know anything about this burn pit exposure thing or nothing until after my diagnosis. so the first thing i did was i ran to the internet and i
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started researching this particular issue and it kept coming back to the same thing what causes plasmas i told toxic exposure. when he first on got back i mean he was healthy he was out the it was probably not even less after. a year that he came back they started. the tonsils got swollen and he. and he would delete and he would believe from his mouth. i would have chunks of tissue come out of his mind and he was spit out and i believe elice two days a day after christmas when he was told that he lists cancer was
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really really ill. discussion. else vomiting feces and everything else and that when they took out the gallbladder just to be safe when they went in there to remove the gall bladder they took a biopsy of the tumor that was blocking my lower bowel to be a little mccants. as you know beau biden vice president biden's son served in the military and he served in iraq and he was imperfect health shortly after the camp home within nine months he started getting sick he had a brain tumor. and he eventually died from the brain tumor the same type of brain tumor that many of the soldiers that are sick from the permits are complaining about same type of cancer there's a lot of. circumstantial evidence that points to you know his death may have been caused from the burn pits.
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but. it just didn't make sense it didn't make sense that my young healthy husband had cancer and then it turned out there were two types of cancer how was it not the burn pits is not a type of cancer for a young twenty seven year old guy to have because first he didn't smoke he never smoked he's not a drinker usually that's the type of cancer that older gentleman who smoked for a long period of their lives should tobacco or drink the doctor he said it was chemical exposure. our troops are healthy or they don't go. in they're coming back in there not a lot of more healthy anymore. it's
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a challenge but for other people it's it's been dan. it turns out the military knew all along. that this toxic exposure could very well her the troops living by these burn pits lieutenant colonel curtis in two thousand and six had written a memo saying the pollution there was dangerous that that it would be causing health hazards to live and work near the pits that it was completely buried it's income no one no one took it seriously deborah they never addressed his issues soldiers on the ground had no idea about colonel curtis has findings. and his concern us was never shared with anybody i remember which is completely buried. they knew about this in they continue to free can do it. even though would you do that we'll willingly accept. being
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shot we need to be taken prisoner. but none of us signed up to be. poisoned by room people. there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between the burn pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from clearly the cat was out of the bag the two thousand and six memo had basically said that the military was aware that the pollution levels around the pits were at an unsafe unhealthy level now they deal with the after them and always told west attempted to downplay it they have their own study. commissioned in two thousand and eleven with the institutes of health and medicine that study had said that they could not
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find a connection between the pollution levels around the pits and the health effects that the veterans were experiencing. those studies which were very in-depth did not identify an increased risk of respiratory symptoms or disease at locations with burn pits as opposed to no burn pits. the army did their own study and years later and it was it was completely flawed for several reasons one it only studied one burn pit out of two hundred seventy three that were located in iraq and afghanistan they didn't have prior plume samples because it was done done the whole study was a complete. for. as for snow. in new york and july. you may not find snow in albany new york. but that does not mean that it does not snow in albany new york if you set up monitors when
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. you may not be attacked burning trash the monitors are too far away from them burning you may not attack a part of if you don't put in a monitor until after the burning stuff you may not detect burning any common sense tells you there was a lot of back there. you see. all around the globe there's. the world's finest people building. the world the company and leave.
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children have worked in bolivia for generations almost three quarters of a million doing so today. this culture led to the development of bolivia's new liberal and highly controversial children's code in two thousand and fourteen which gave children as young as ten the right to work under certain circumstances much as anything this. is all news. eat but without the end all. of the things years. but there are hundreds of thousands of children in bolivia operating completely outside the local.
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mining work is strictly forbidden by the children but it's never enforced and that means the school boy minus here continue risking their lives for the money they need to survive on. i don't think that any country can push a button and get rid of trade this is far too important to be farmers to political backlash money is a very fine cheerful thing and i think it will be very quick before people found ways around it because. it might be damaging my cut it back but the idea that you could do anything nearly the same in the south it is very unlikely. prescribed medication is widespread on the us market and a frequent cause of death at that point in my life i just felt like everything with
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my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit some site what or who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what the doctors told us to do we were being responsible and what the real side effects. was is generally all to what i did was done on a cocktail of lethal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's sent. to the.
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north and south korea reach a breakthrough soft power deal to marching. peter under one flag in the upcoming winter olympics that's us foreign ministers from twenty countries at a special summit decide it's time to get tougher with pyongyang. but. you do want to intensify that pressure just. cutting off diplomatic ties there is north korea. the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees slums america's decision to slash funding for the organization doubling it the worst crisis in its history. and also russia's investigative committee presents evidence that it says refuse.

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