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Old April 22nd, 2008, 09:00 PM
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http://www.khou.com/news/local/stori....5efbd8d9.html

Did any of you read about this? Oh my!
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I'm speachless, would like to know the whole story.The one gentleman had 20 stiches.Said he would never cruise again. Here come the lawyers!
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 09:37 PM
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Wow! What an experience. I can't blame him for not wanting to go on a cruise again, but realistically, it cold happen anywhere.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 09:38 PM
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Another extremely informative story. (snicker)

OK: This was a bad thing but one that could happen in many nightclub settings.

I have one question: The report said the victim had to stay onboard for seven more days. Wasn't this a seven day cruise? If the Carnival Vacation Satisfaction Guarantee doesn't cover having your head beat in with a metal baton by another passenger I don't know what does.

There is more to this story than is presented.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 09:40 PM
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I'm with Mike. I'd sure like to hear "the rest of the story".

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 09:58 PM
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Mike, that part had me scratching my head too!
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Good grief ! What next???

I don't understand why they weren't allowed to leave the ship, either. Something to do with the FBI maybe? I'm just guessing, but maybe it's being investigated as a hate crime?
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Methinks there is much more to the story than is being told in this one sided piece. I would love to hear all three sides of the story before making up my mind on this one.
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I don't think there is anything else to the story. But that is because I have seen people that were crazy and that cause me to be afraid of them. This guy was waiting for this family in his crazed mind it was something from his past he was beating. I hope this guy goes to jail. He is a threat to the public.
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here is ALWAYS more to a news story and you can count on what the media reports is not always accurate
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Why is this news? We are talking Carnival after all! <ducking for cover>
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I guess they don't call it "Conquest" for nothing.

There isn't necessarily anything much more to it, except it is odd that he couldn't (or wouldn't) get off.

The story isn't one-sided in the slightest, unless you're hyper-sensitive about anything unpleasant that is reported about cruising. The guy probably really did say that he'd never cruise again. It isn't up to the reporter to explain to him why he should, or explain to readers that the same thing could happen on land. Anyway, maybe the victim already knows that. Maybe he just feels he'd be uncomfortable on a ship in the future because of the "bad memories" thing. It happens. Nobody's telling anybody else not to cruise.

It's a very Joe Friday kind of story. No big deal.
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I agree, it could of happened anywhere. Lots of details missing, would love to hear the whole story..
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Let's see, a beating in the night club. I wonder if alcohol was involved?
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I'm thinking it was some factor in the whole thing.
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I also agree with Mike and most others that we are not hearing the whole story.
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