Tuesday, November 2, 2010
But the search for the initial information regarding the rise of the denial of claims continued...
The next thing I stumbled across in the search was this video:
Watching the video, you can CLEARLY see the demarcation between the things in the dead zone and things below it. Absolutely horrifying...but still not the story I was looking for, so back to the original search.
Finally, I found it (should have checked MSNBC's site in the first place, since it was their scrolling blurb that set off the search at the start). The article is entitled, "Number of denied BP claims rises sharply - 20,000 told they have no right to emergency compensation" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39956880/
One interesting quote from the piece says, "since Oct. 1, the fund has received thousands of new claims for emergency six-month payments, bringing the total to about 315,000, in an apparent rush to meet a Nov. 23 deadline. After that, residents can only file a claim for a final payment, which would be granted only if they sign away their right to sue BP." I remember right after the bus accident, all the sharks from the insurance companies swimming around the hospital trying to get people who were still hospitalized to sign away their rights to sue for a minor compensatory amount that they (the insurance guys, not the drugged patients) knew would likely not even cover the hospital bills. It's utterly disgusting.
So, there's a literal "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and BP is increasing their denial of claims from the damage they caused to the Gulf residents in anticipation of their deregulating GOPals...and they've made almost 2 BILLION dollars in profits. I'm so glad for them that they are bouncing back so nicely. Too bad the same can't be said for the fishermen of the Gulf whose very way of life has been destroyed or for the Gulf itself with its "dead zones".