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Old 05-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #21
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There are several things that really suck about this whole claims thing. 1. Why are the wait staff at local restaurants getting money for lost income, but the owner of the restaurant isn't getting theirs. 2. BP issues checks and then stops payment. 3. Local (Navarre) boat dealer was issued a $35k check when they were not even in business when the spill happened. They closed the doors back in Nov. 2009 or before.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:41 PM   #22
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I can't believe the number of people looking for a piece of the Bp teat. A tattoo parlor looking for a hand out is a ludicroous as the paint and body shop trying to claim that they were dependant in the tourists coming here and having car accidents. No tourist no dented cars I guess. Please look up the word endemnify. It is the only responsibility BP has until the courts say otherwise. If you listen to the BS rhetoric the lawyers pump out about taking advantage of the situationand thinl about it a little you might change you tune. You people looking for a freebie are the first to break out you crying towells when you feel taken advatage of. Suck it up it's a down economy spill or not. You don't hear people from Kansas asking for a hand out because they didn't sell enough wheat for sandwich bread because our tourists didn't eat enough lunches. Grow a set and start pointing fingers at the real culprits the "MEDIA" for portraying our beaches as ruined.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:46 PM   #23
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I got fed up with the whole claims process and said F it during the VOO program. I did receive two of the $5000 "emergency checks before being hired on by the VOO ( after I raised hell that sailboats and duckboats were working and I was sitting at the dock). Anyway, I had given BP the finger and was raised that nothing comes for free. After hearing all the BS claims about strippers and other low lifes chasing a free dollar got paid my blood was boiling. I still refused to deal with these bastards until a long time skipper told me that I had to file in case they closed the Gulf in the future due to oil related problems. I saw his point and reluctantly refiled my claim over a month ago. I have not received as much as a letter from these guys and every time I check my status on GCCF it says the same thing. I am a FULL time charter/professional fisherman that received the "emergency" payment and I have provided ALL documentation that was requested by the claims facility when this incident first occurred. Since then, NOTHING!! When I hear that strippers and scammers have gotten paid money truly deserved by others directly affected, it really makes me wonder about the people in this area. You never know how people truly are deep down. I know GOD will provide for me until this is settled, I just wish more people would think about how he sees their actions!
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:22 AM   #24
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1. Why are the wait staff at local restaurants getting money for lost income, but the owner of the restaurant isn't getting theirs.
Some are... My wife's boss got a very sizable sum. He had his ducks in a row and was easily able to show far more than 50% loss for much of the time span during the catastrophe of criminal negligence perpetrated by BP.

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2. BP issues checks and then stops payment.
If this occurs because reasonable suspicion of fraud on the part of the claimant, I have no problem with it. If BP wrote the check than decided to dig deeper and to buy time, they stop payment, I would have to ask a lawyer if I have any grounds for a personal lawsuit because of it.

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Simple, Go after every person who is part of the crime. This would be a heinous and obvious case of felony fraud at least. I bet there is a shit load of additional charges the fraudsters would face as well.

I see no reason to protect or defend the BP corporation or any of the parties who either caused this through criminal negligence or any one who did not prevent the criminal negligence from moving forward...

Whistle blowers could have stopped this before it happened. Halliburton, IMO, is only responsible for not refusing to halt progression of the drilling operation when BP told them they intended to ignore the Halliburton suggestions and move forward in a criminally negligent manner.

Our federal government sold us out and let BP off easy with the whole $20 billion number... This fiasco will cost far more than that. Not to mention, we have politicians bilking us of a portion of the money in "administrative" costs for handling the dispersal of the money.

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Old 05-10-2011, 04:16 AM   #25
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Well said Hewes and Adrenaline !
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:36 AM   #26
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As far as I'm concerned, any local business that relies on people coming to their business and spending $$$$ - whether those people are local or tourist - have the right to make a claim. Less money flowing through the local economy means bad news for all business...I don't care if your business is putting ink on people or bouncing your titties in people's face. To say that only those that work off the water or are charter captains have the right to file is ignorant and narcissistic...in fact I know quite a few of those poor suffering charter captains that made more money in one season off of BP than they would have made in 5 years of running charters.

And no, I didn't file a claim b/c my income is not generated from this area, but trust me, if there was any way I could have remotely made a claim to get some money from those bastards at BP, I would have.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:59 AM   #27
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I agree completely with CCC. If you were in any way affected by the spill, BP should be held responsible. But if your business was operating on a shoestring before last April, and you can't produce the numbers from 2009 to 2010 showing the hit you took because of the spill, stop blaming BP.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:13 AM   #28
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Actually, first cast, I think you are agreeing with me more than CCC... If I understand his point of view correctly, your industry had to be harmed DIRECTLY by BP and the oil... Such as a beach bike rental outfit losing business due to no one on the beach. Or a tackle shop harmed because of the fishing closures...

He plainly stated that indirect losses such as the tattoo shop losing income because of the trickle down effect such as waitresses and charter skippers not having the money to spend on a new tattoo should not be eligible for reimbursement claims....

If you were on a shoestring doesn't matter one bit... If your business is younger than one year and you made more money in the off season months prior to the spill than following the spill during months that should have been your busy season, I think not only are you proving losses right there but you should be able to estimate the % of increase you feel you should have had over the slow months...

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What I'm saying, Brent, is present your spreadsheet to Feinberg showing the difference in sales from '09 to '10 (and later), and file a claim based on the numbers. But in my opinion, a tattoo parlor on Fairfield Drive (one block from my office where I've seen the lack of traffic in and out of the store for several years), or Skye Import Auto Body Repair on Hwy 98 in Midway (whose owner made the front page of the Navarre Press last summer holding an anti-BP sign), is really reaching when they blame BP for their woes.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:54 AM   #30
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Nah I like to work for my money.
You're wrong man. I don't have any tattoos and never want any but those folks earn an honest and decent living doing what they do. And what they do is, in large part, give tattoos to Spring Breakers.

There is no doubt that the oil spill would have affected that type of business. It's shameful that you judge them, or anyone else, who would attempt to recoup their business profits in an honest and open way, such as an open letter in the newspaper. I saw the add, though they didn't name their business or industry, they may or may not get paid but what business is it of yours?

Work for your money? Then get back to work and quit posting on a fishing forum on Tuesday morning. Are you getting unfairly compensated right now?
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