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Old March 28th, 2007, 02:03 PM
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The local FOX channel just did a story about the coasts of these rescues.... 6 figures!! I still say, sock it to the perpetrators!!~
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Maybe an IQ test should be required to qualify for a room with a verandah! If you don't do well, you have to put on your life jacket before you step out on the teak.
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"You didn't tell me I could actually fall in the ocean if I sit or stand (or fornicate) on the balcony railing. There were no signs. It therefore must be the Cruiseline's fault. Make the cheque payable to Mr. M. B. Cile, please."

I think they need to hang nets all around the ship to protect the passengers from their own stupidity (and litigation). But then you get the morons who jump on purpose, because they see the nets, and sue because it actually hurt to land in the net.

It saddens me that they actually rescued these two, in order that they may someday (Sca-ry thought) procreate and spread their defective genes further into our collective genome..... It's time for good ol' Natural Selection to begin work on the human species.
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Old March 28th, 2007, 11:23 PM
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It's not too hard, Luanne.
They have pills for that now.
That is an excellent response
Mike: It is an excellent response, but it took 73 hours for somebody to catch it. I'm really disappointed that this crowd didn't get a rise out of it when I first posted it on Sunday!
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It's not too hard, Luanne.
They have pills for that now.
That is an excellent response
Mike: It is an excellent response, but it took 73 hours for somebody to catch it. I'm really disappointed that this crowd didn't get a rise out of it when I first posted it on Sunday!
It's the HIH thread where these responses usually show up!
This response is HIH worthy!
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haha I think the poster is a former HIH poster; Dina knows who he is...... ready2gonow; does banana man mean anything to you.
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Funny... I caught it the first time.... I just assumed everybody else had also.
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Tonight I saw a little segment on t.v. wherein a woman was testifying to a congressional hearing regarding cruise line safety. She allegedly had been raped aboard a RCCL ship. If she was truly raped, then I feel very sorry for her and the person responsible should be dealt with to the fullest
On the other hand, I would surely have some questions to ask her.

But that being said, I sometimes wonder exactly what people think congress can or would do to improve cruise safety. Pass laws? We have more laws on the books now that one can imagine but yet right in the very back door of congress in and around Washington D.C. the crime rate is through the roof. That's a fine reflection on our country and its leadership.
And while I'm on my box, I would like to see the media put some focus on the crimes that are commited everyday against our children in this country. It's sickening to see and hear on a very regular basis where some innocent baby or small child has been killed or abused by some adult and in many cases, the parents. In my home city right now we have a 25 year old teacher in jail charged with killing her 1 month old baby boy. He had a broken leg, a damaged ear, a damaged eye and fractured skull. Today a 19 year old man was arrested for killing his 2 month old daughter. He confessed to police he hit the baby. In an adjoining county a couple are in jail for killing their 10 year old daughter. They had abused the child for several years and had been reported on different ocassions but nothing was done. Now the child is at least out of her misery. Another couple is in jail for leaving a 3 year old alone at home in a closet for the weekend while they attended a family reunion. He died.
It just irritates the hell out of me that we have so much going on in this country that people really should be up in arms about and should be brought to the fore by the media but what do we end up getting in front of a congressional hearing and top coverage on t.v.?? Something about an alleged rape on a ship and someone crying wolf because a couple dozen people out of many millions over a period of 4-5 years jumped or fell off a cruise ship and most of those were drunk.
In the time it's taken me to type this there has been more crimes committed ashore than on all the cruise lines in the past 25 years.
And we want congress to step in on the cruise business?? Gimme a break !!

Thanks, but help the kids-- let the cruise business alone.
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Their ship is in port in Cozumel this morning. Do we want to guess if they got off the ship with a red embarrassed face, or with a tee shirt that says" I jumped and survived"
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The fololowwing was posted by lou123 over on the Carnival thread:

3-28-07: Update to Couple Overboard Incident
A video of the rescue of the two people who went overboard from the Grand Princess shown on the Today show this morning has revealed a few new possibilities based on the dialogue between the person, Laura Gilhouse, (whose husband shot the rescue video) and the Today Show host. Apparently, it was only an accident in the case of the woman, and it appears that she slipped, after putting herself in a precarious position, rather than jumped. The young couple; he 22, she 20, and not married to each other, were guests at a party when they decided to go out on the balcony together.

Gilhouse told the Today show that what she heard as "scuttlebutt" from other passengers was that as the couple was on the balcony others heard the girl scream, as if she were falling from the ship. Very soon afterwards they heard a commotion of sounds as if the young man had decided to jump in to probably try to rescue her.

The man was discovered with no clothes on, though he reportedly said he took them off in the water to increase his bouyancy. Very few details about the woman have been revealed at all. As the couple was rescued, shouts of joy could be heard from the passengers on the cruise ship. They were individually lifted into a ship's tender. Today Show Video

If the link above, "Today Show Video" does not take you to the video go to the home page of Cruisemates and you will find the link....... Good video!
Any thoughts after you watch it?
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"You didn't tell me I could actually fall in the ocean if I sit or stand (or fornicate) on the balcony railing. There were no signs. It therefore must be the Cruiseline's fault. Make the cheque payable to Mr. M. B. Cile, please."

I think they need to hang nets all around the ship to protect the passengers from their own stupidity (and litigation). But then you get the morons who jump on purpose, because they see the nets, and sue because it actually hurt to land in the net.

It saddens me that they actually rescued these two, in order that they may someday (Sca-ry thought) procreate and spread their defective genes further into our collective genome..... It's time for good ol' Natural Selection to begin work on the human species.
After everything I've read...your post 'hits the nail on the head'...Loved it and agree!
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Wow, the woman's husband was there and that happened with a total stranger!?? :o Why do we not hear from the "others" in the party? Something does not add up. She still contends it was an accident? Sure, I agree it was but she put herself in that poosition.
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Wow, the woman's husband was there and that happened with a total stranger!?? :o Why do we not hear from the "others" in the party? Something does not add up. She still contends it was an accident? Sure, I agree it was but she put herself in that poosition.
Yup...maybe that's why she fell...she put herself in 'that position'!

That is what you meant....right?
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Old March 29th, 2007, 09:38 PM
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You know the saying" what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" That doesn't work for cruise ships.
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Luanne> We need a saying:

"What lands in the ocean STAYS in the ocean."

or a sign:

"Please do not feed the fish"
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OMG, Luanne--what a great idea! I'm sure some network will pick it up and maybe you'll be rich! More crusing for you with the profits!
It's certainly not any more ridiculous than the existing "Reality" shows.
I can see it now, "Ripped from the headlines.." Sort of like Survivor, Fear Factor and the Great Race rolled into one.
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Luanne> We need a saying:

"What lands in the ocean STAYS in the ocean."

or a sign:

"Please do not feed the fish"
liked the first one

or a sign that says "You Fall, You are Fish Food -- See You Later Shark Bait"
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Just read the latest story in People Mag. The story has changed again.

No matter what they say, they are very lucky and have no business on a cruise ship.
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From the "alternative" newspaper in Little Rock:

http://www.arktimes.com/Articles/Art...7-3957b9cc0ec4
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You know, I was going to speculate that they were probably trying to act out a scene from Titanic, but it seemed too obvious.

Sure. . .I remember that scene. . .the one in the car in the cargo hold, right?
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