posted on May, 4 2010 @ 03:29 AM
Thanks for the additional details.
I also found news of this yesterday and some of the underhanded manipulation concerning these waivers. It is posted on this thread:
It really takes a lot of nerve to expect others to clean up your mess.
Not only that, according to news sources, this is a hazmat job and these volunteers will only receive 4 hours training when the course is supposed to
be 40 hours.
They are taking advantage of the goodness of people.
First they ruin your environment, screw your future and that of your children, and then expect you to clean it up without pay and without care if you
get sick or hurt while doing it.
Edit to add: It was not exactly clear to me, but I think your video indicated that in exchange for (paid?) clean-up work, the fishermen were waiving
their rights to any other claims or claims of damages, loss of income, etc. due to the oil spill decimating their livlihood. In other words, they
would be agreeing that whatever they were paid for cleaning up the mess would be accepted as total compensation for their loss of livlihood.
[edit on 4-5-2010 by Alethea]