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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Comedian Jon Stewart speaks during a news conference March 5, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Stewart took part in a news conference to urge White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney not to cut the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical benefits to people who were affected by the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The NJ Shore resident speaking up for veterans who are suffering issues after service in the mid-East.

Since leaving The Daily Show, Jon Stewart has taken on a few really important causes.  Standing up for the 9/11 first responders suffering all kinds of issues after breathing the toxic dust at ground zero was among his first issues of importance.

He’s also made local news when he’s donated his time and effort to help Jersey Shore families in need of food assistance.  For example, he’s volunteered for Lunch Break, out of Red Bank, New Jersey.

Well, he’s risen up again with a voice full of fire to speak for veterans who are facing an uncertain future after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.  These particular veterans are suffering serious health implications after being assigned “Toxic Burn Pit” duty.

What’s a toxic burn pit?  Well, it’s when they dig a hole and fill it with all kinds of refuse.  Trash like chemicals, paint, medical waste, petroleum, plastics, and rubber . . . and then it’s lit on fire with jet fuel.

Wait, what… Jet fuel?  Yeah… Jet fuel.  Wait, no one saw an issue with this?

Here’s a clip of Jon speaking out on the issue:

Jon says there’s medical similarities between 9/11 first responders and what American veterans who were exposed to the toxic smoke from burn pits…

So, what’s Jon want from all this?  He’d like action.  He’s pushing Congress to pass legislation would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health and disability services to the veterans who are now dealing with lung diseases, cancers, and respiratory illnesses as a result of being in close contact with the toxic fumes created by the burn pits.

Right on, Jon… Thanks for standing up, again, for people who need their voice heard!

-Carl

 

Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time and trying to make the most of it... with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...