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Ships Need Protection from Pirates

Fighting pirates was one of the first challenges the United States ever faced, and the similarities between our earliest days as a nation and the situation today are surprising.  Wyn Rolands was aboard the MSC Melody when hijackers attacked the ship just north of the Seychelles. A 63 year old Brit from Bangor-on-Dee in Wales [...]

Flu Alerts: Just Doing Our Job

The job of the CDC is to warn us of the worst possible outcome. Is it our job to be the voice of reason? if not us, who? The CDC has a duty to protect us from diseases, especially deadly ones, and they do their job very well. Were they to mistakenly underestimate the H1N1 [...]

Stand Up for Your Right to Cruise

The H1N1 was swine flu but the name has been changed. Pig farmers are feeling the heat and so are pigs in Egypt where thousands of them have been slaughtered, and the pig farmers are understandably upset, saying the cause is mere panic. The “H1N1 nee: swine flu” situation is overblown and the worst offenders [...]

“Falling” Off a Cruise Ship?

It is time for the English language to invent new words for descending through the atmosphere. Technically, anyone who leaves a cruise ship by any means other than the gangway is “falling” – however, I am personally tired of media reports of people “falling from cruise ships” – as if it is the same act [...]