I know you get this a lot but please listen.

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I know you get this a lot but please listen. I am sixteen and don't want to wait till I am eighteen to become a contestant. I know there are legal papers that could be signed too release the show from possible the lawsuits and child labor laws that are keeping them from letting teens from playing. And that its only these laws and such that I believe are keeping the producers from letting minors in at least my age range from competing. Because it canít be that they are worried about trying to find competent teen players. I am from Hawaii and the islands arenít exactly known for producing metal smiths, engineers or junkyard warriors. But still after putting an ad in the school paper I was able to put together a competent, if not a bit impromptu, team that I would like to think could take on the big boys. Many times after traveling to local scrap yards we have in less than ten hours put together working machines that we are all quite proud of. So maybe if the producers where to conceder these facts that there are a lot of hilly competent teems of teen out their that could play if only their parents would sign and notarize the correct legal documents they would finally have a teen challenge of some sort.

However if the producers choose not to let minors play I wonder if they would maybe compromise on something else. Like letting teams like mine send in photos or videos of the teams and their creations that they could air on TV so that the world could know that we are out there. They could even sponsor school competitions that would allow teams or just the metal shop class to build some sort of machine from scrap. Then of course the producers could air the results during a normal JYW episode or Have a single such episode showing the clips from the teams and classes that would be sent in.

I would like to hear what you think about this so send in a replay please.

-- Andrew Churchill (gremlin_guy@hotmail.com), January 31, 2001

Answers

Sorry, you can't nullify federal and state labor laws with a waiver, just like you can't nullify mandatory helmet and seatbelt laws with a waiver, either.

Please stop asking RDF to violate the law.

(To reply in email replace blort dot invalid with anime dot net)

-- Dan Hollis (goemon@blort.invalid), January 31, 2001.


I guess your right but I had to try. Still maybe the producers would let teens send their stuff in and perhaps air it. But I doubt this will happen, and while I wish it were possible to allow teens onto the show and that wavers would be allowed I would never ask them to break the law. Mostly this is just a subjestion that would be put into action if I had my way, but I don't.

-- Andrew Churchill (gremlin_guy@hotmail.com), January 31, 2001.

...and I didn't want to wait until I was old enough to drive, to vote, to buy beer, etc, etc.

-- Rick (rml_2@hotmail.com), February 01, 2001.

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