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Old January 18th, 2009, 05:38 PM
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We don't even know that they have a family. I think we are just from different planets. I'm from the one where I dealt with crime and tragedy for thirty years as a prosecutor and judge. I guess I see these things in a way that makes me respect privacy and seal the file from prying eyes. I sort of consider discussing the most private affairs of others akin to driving by the scene of an accident and seeking thrills. You know, "Move on folks nothing to see here."

But you are certainly entitled to see it as you see it. It's a free country.
Yes, we are entitled to that. And we do live in a free country.
I was only saying IF they have family.

It's always the family that is hurt in every situation you discribed above.

Sorry if I offended you in any way.
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We don't even know that they have a family. I think we are just from different planets. I'm from the one where I dealt with crime and tragedy for thirty years as a prosecutor and judge. I guess I see these things in a way that makes me respect privacy and seal the file from prying eyes. I sort of consider discussing the most private affairs of others akin to driving by the scene of an accident and seeking thrills. You know, "Move on folks nothing to see here."

But you are certainly entitled to see it as you see it. It's a free country.
To me that is why a note is important so that no one needs to spend time trying to understand what happened we would know and move on. With no note the possibility of a crime makes us look closely. This is from the article; which is why we feel they have family.
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Why do you care? It's pure unmitigated looky-loo. It's none of our business!! It's not a reality show. It's not a soap opera , and it's not a bloody accident you are driving by. Sheesh.
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QUOTE: I'm from the one where I dealt with crime and tragedy for thirty years as a "prosecutor and judge."

Maybe this is why you feel as you do?

Kat, myself and most on here are compassionate and caring people. It's not a bloody accident for Looky Loos as you say. It is just some of us caring about the famly left behind .

Just like with Luanne, we CARE and are there for her. Not Looky Loos when we ask about her and her family during this tragic time for her.

Yes, she posted her horrible loss. How do we really know that the family of this elderly doesn't appreciate concern for them at this time?

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Why do you care? It's pure unmitigated looky-loo. It's none of our business!! It's not a reality show. It's not a soap opera , and it's not a bloody accident you are driving by. Sheesh.
My goodness, you have made this opinion already, must you be so jaded sounding? This is a chit chat group, people talk, people wonder, people are entitled to do so without being scolded by the"judge and prosocuter". JMHO, but you do come off sounding quite harh and maybe its not intended that way, but I see nothing wrong with anything Kat or Redwitch has written.
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Why do you care? It's pure unmitigated looky-loo. It's none of our business!! It's not a reality show. It's not a soap opera , and it's not a bloody accident you are driving by. Sheesh.
My goodness, you have made this opinion already, must you be so jaded sounding? This is a chit chat group, people talk, people wonder, people are entitled to do so without being scolded by the"judge and prosocuter". JMHO, but you do come off sounding quite harh and maybe its not intended that way, but I see nothing wrong with anything Kat or Redwitch has written.

THANK YOU, Delft!!! That is exactly what I was trying to explain to Richstacy.
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Why do you care? It's pure unmitigated looky-loo. It's none of our business!! It's not a reality show. It's not a soap opera , and it's not a bloody accident you are driving by. Sheesh.
My goodness, you have made this opinion already, must you be so jaded sounding? This is a chit chat group, people talk, people wonder, people are entitled to do so without being scolded by the"judge and prosocuter". JMHO, but you do come off sounding quite harh and maybe its not intended that way, but I see nothing wrong with anything Kat or Redwitch has written.

THANK YOU, Delft!!! That is exactly what I was trying to explain to Richstacy.
It's just what I see. I am a nurse and have dealt with suicide a great deal, and accidents, when I used to work emergency, we saw it all the time. It is only normal to sit and wonder, just like we did when a couple recently in Montreal who were high profile, very educated, seemingly no real mental health issues, not in bad health both took their life. It was a shock to the community, and alot of time was spent discussing "what could we have done? was there something we missed that was clear in order to not miss it in future". It is only normal when you see a headline like this that one would say "gee what happened"? This forum is a forum of people who stop by and talk like they are out having a tea with some one. Therefor I do not classify talk of these kinds of things as a looky loo. No one was offensive, no one ripped any one apart, no one made fun of the couple, their life, or any thing like that. It actually makes me smile because I thought to myself, is it only the people who coment having the looky loo? What about the people reading?
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You said that so elequently(sp)

I thought that maybe it was just me who is thinking about their state of mind and their family.

It is so very sad. I know others feel this way also.

Not just Looky Loos, trying to get the "scoop" or the morbid details.

Thank you again Delft!

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I'll leave you to your gossip. But to me it is unseemly intrusion into the private affairs of strangers for the purpose of titilation. Exactly like ogling a horrible accident as you drive by and are disappointed that the autorities have covered the mangled bodies. Very symptomatic of what is wrong with today's thrill seeking, soap opera mentality. Sorry ladies, but that's the way I see it. It's a major flaw in our society. Created by TV andd Movies. IMHO.

Nothing agaisnt any of you personally. Heck I'm as guilty of it as anyone from time to time.
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It is Cruise News and we are discussing it. Anytime someone OB's it makes the news and this case is unusual in that they both went over and because of their age. Enquiring minds want to know.
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I'll leave you to your gossip. But to me it is unseemly intrusion into the private affairs of strangers for the purpose of titilation. Exactly like ogling a horrible accident as you drive by and are disappointed that the autorities have covered the mangled bodies. Very symptomatic of what is wrong with today's thrill seeking, soap opera mentality. Sorry ladies, but that's the way I see it. It's a major flaw in our society. Created by TV andd Movies. IMHO.

Nothing agaisnt any of you personally. Heck I'm as guilty of it as anyone from time to time.
Yes you are guilty of it, since you did after all enter this thread, even though it clearly was about something you think we should not discuss or should not be discussed. I remember once, a neighbour telling my mother how terrible it was that every one was watching over at another house where there had been some going's on. How ever she herself was glued to her window watching.......That spoke volumes.
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It is a shame that you feel that is what we are doing.

It's not gossip because no one is being hurt here at all. Just pure concern.

I think that is what you may not understand, because of the line of work you were/are in. You come into contact with dishonest people who just don't really care about others lives or they would not be in court.

It is human nature to look at a fire or an accident. That is a given.

Gossip...well that is for people who are insecure and need a lift by making sure that others know of a scandle or an affair . That is not what I have read here at all. It is compassion.

It is still very sad and it is over. We will never know what happened because nothing was found. And if there was a note...it is not news worthy to the Media. Another shame.
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Oh...I did forget to add that the family of the elderly couple are getting prayers sent their way.

They will need it.

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How about we all agree, everyone is entitled to disagree..We are a passionate group here, with each other, for each other, and, no one wants hurt feelings.....We can respect each others opinions, while not always agreeing with them.
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Dear Redwitch and Delft Just so you'll know I am neither "Jaded" nor heartless. I spend many hundreds of hour each year doing volunteer work for those less fortunate than I am, and I spent a career working with the victims of violent crime, helping them in any way I could. Nor do I think this case should not be discussed -- its just that in MHO, enough is enough. I do respect your opinions, and I'm sure your intentions are completely fair-minded and honorable. Lets just agree to disagree on this one.
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Other than the disagreement here, have we had an update on this couple?

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yeah medlody, jsut like the old SNL routine on Spain's Franco, i think we can safely assume they are still dead. That's not likely to change.
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Duh! Stacy....of course they are still dead. That's not what I meant and you know it.

So my question is to everyone EXCEPT Stacy......has anyone heard any other info on this?

Oh Stacy...everybody on this site has probably recognized you as my replacement! You are the new winner of how not to win friends and how not to influence people! I relinquish my title!

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I have been looking for updates but have not found any new news.
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I googled it too DTW, but found nothing new.

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Thats weird that there is no updates, I guess the press is still too interested in the new President and what he doing
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You're probably right Pug. Oh Pug, do you have a pug? We do.....her name is Sophie.

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Yes I do Melody his name is Bosco and he's a 5 year old fawn

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Thanks for the insult melody. Nastyness is always appreciated.

"Duh! Stacy....of course they are still dead. That's not what I meant and you know it." Well what did you mean?

My point merely was that they stopped the search over a week ago. The Bureau will put out a final report in a few weeks, then it will be case closed. It will probably conclude: probable suicide.

As I said before: "I spent a career working with the victims of violent crime, helping them in any way I could. Nor do I think this case should not be discussed -- its just that in MHO, enough is enough. I do respect your opinions, and I'm sure your intentions are completely fair-minded and honorable. Lets just agree to disagree on this one." I certainly did not intend to offend you melody.

In the meantime, why the interest? I don't want to offend you Melody, but at this late date, with the search called off and the couple presumed dead -- continued interest seems a bit, well, ghoulish. I am only monitoring this thread to see how long it can possibly go on. I am amazed that it has gone on this long.
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I doubt there would be an insurance payment for their kids. Suicide isn't accepted is it?
It depends upon the policy and the laws of the state in which they bought the policy. Some states do not allow exclusion of a suicide that occurs more than three years after the date of the policy.

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If they fell at that age...They were not getting up and walking away. I have seen broken bones from a fall on a carpet.
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What we don't know is where their cabin was, are there ajoining balconies there, did they have any cash with them or was it ALL in the cabin with their belongings and did they know anyone else on the cruise?
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But the locked door to the passageway and the unlocked door to the balcony really do suggest a suicide jump very strongly.

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In the meantime, why the interest? I don't want to offend you Melody, but at this late date, with the search called off and the couple presumed dead -- continued interest seems a bit, well, ghoulish. I am only monitoring this thread to see how long it can possibly go on. I am amazed that it has gone on this long.
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Kat,

I'm just curious to hear the conclusions of the investigative team. I guess we could call it morbid curiosity. I guess that's why we have so much reality TV these days! I've been watching the new drama 24. It's very intriguing. And the new James Patterson book.....a great thriller for the ladies.

Pug, our Sophie is a 6 year old fawn. Shhhh, don't tell her, she doesn't know she is a dog! She is a sweetie!

Norm, thanks for the info. It's always good to hear from you!

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We just want to be certain it wasn't murder. As this happened on a ship I have sailed. I'm a West Coast cruiser and may cruise this ship and ports again. It would be nice to know for certain that crewmember did not murder the couple and throw them overboard. If protecting my own safety is ghoulish, then I'm a ghoul.
The fact that they found the cabin door double locked from the inside is a pretty good indicator that it is not a murder by a member of the crew. Even a member of the crew would not be able to set the double locks from outside of the cabin.

Of course, it's possible that the husband dumped his wife overboard and then jumped himself or vice versa, making it a murder-suicide....

But we also can rule out a murder-suicide by a member of the crew by the fact that no members of the crew were reported missing.

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katlady,

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We just want to be certain it wasn't murder. As this happened on a ship I have sailed. I'm a West Coast cruiser and may cruise this ship and ports again. It would be nice to know for certain that crewmember did not murder the couple and throw them overboard. If protecting my own safety is ghoulish, then I'm a ghoul.
The fact that they found the cabin door double locked from the inside is a pretty good indicator that it is not a murder by a member of the crew. Even a member of the crew would not be able to set the double locks from outside of the cabin.

Of course, it's possible that the husband dumped his wife overboard and then jumped himself or vice versa, making it a murder-suicide....

But we also can rule out a murder-suicide by a member of the crew by the fact that no members of the crew were reported missing.

Norm.
However, I would not have know that unless this thread was started and the media reported on what happened. Now that I know it was a suicide I don't need to know anything else about it. I hope the family is left in peace (by the media) to deal with their grief. Out of respect to the family this is my last post on this thread.
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