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Old September 24th, 2002, 12:16 PM
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Organizers of the Gripers Cruise can be seen on the cover of todays Daily News being
walked into the court house in NY in handcuffs. It seems that the cruise was organized by former CEO's of Tyco, World Com, Global Crossing, Enron and Imclone . Absconded funds were invested in all these organizations then taken out as stock options by the former executives. They were going to flee the country and live permanently on the new ResidenceSea with the Gripers money but were caught when one of the mistresses found out she was being left behind in favor of an ex wife who still had some money and called authorities.
In an update on other situations, despite the fun being had by Thomas, passengers have been rescued from Haiti and are on their way home in boats usually used by refugees seeking political freedom in the US . Many are expected to make it, some may be eaten by sharks.
Our TA has been dumped by Ossie Osborne and has moved in with rocker David Lee.
Brazilian authorities have detained the two Waitresses from Hooters who it turns out are only 14 years old.
Thomas and Rick were last seen at a Casino in Puerto Rico (one wearing a funny looking hat) and have won enough money to pay for all Gripers to go on Kuki's Biirthday cruise. Look for more information in the Cruisemates Cruise section.
PapaBill was last seen at a Gymboree class in a northern suburb of NYC watching a 3 year old play and holding a six week old baby who had just barfed on his shoulder. He was smiling and VERY happy.
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Old September 24th, 2002, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Gripers Cruise -Follow Up

I plead the Fifth.

Michelle B.

Now posting as MichelleP.
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Old September 24th, 2002, 03:40 PM
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But do you think it will be confiscated?

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Old September 25th, 2002, 09:34 AM
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Good news fellow cruisers..... the IRS has attached my (small) paycheck because I support PapaBill and other cruisers. The IRS said that poor people like the CEO's of Tyco,WorldCom, Enron, Global Crossing, and Arthur Andersen could not afford to pay the millions of fines... so we have too. The government contends that anyone that can afford a cruise must be willing to pay for those poor guys that ran all the huge mutinational companies into the ground. I told them that cruisers often use Arthur Andersen to manage our finances but the govt said they are letting all the big fish off and they will collect the dough from saps like us that don't have millions in Swiss banks. The govt told me to "keep your mouth shut" but I ran to my Yogo and took off (slowly) in a cloud of smoke to return to my luxury resort in a cardboard box.
Watch out Gripers....who's next??
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Old September 25th, 2002, 12:18 PM
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Reporting in from Port-u-Prince, Haiti...............

Hope all the gripers had terrible trips back home while Rick and I won hundreds in the San Juan casinos. The hat worked well so we threw it away and lost what we had won. We spent the last 15 cents on a "telemundo" babe who turned out to be the wife of the Nationale' de Policia. The San Juan jail is a quaint place that was more comfortable than the cruise ship we were on. We had a great time!

Don't know what happened to Rick, he parted with me when I decided the Haiti slums were heavenly and I would head that way. He claimed a fondness for working in the sugar cane fields of Cuba. He said he would report in when he found unsuitable accomodations.

All my bandito friends in Port-Au-Prince were glad to see me. Some of them waved, even using 5 fingers. Others hugged and shared their BO. It was good to see the gang even though they were on the run.

BTW, was that our TA I saw floating by in the bushel basket? Boy do I miss that screw up!

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