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(CNN)   SeaWorld makes 77 Billion in profit in 2012 according to CNN with revenue of 1.4 Billion   (money.cnn.com) divider line 37
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2013-04-19 12:16:25 PM
Are they selling endangered species to local restaurants?


after they die of "natural" causes of course....
 
2013-04-19 12:30:52 PM
I remember back when they were an educational park, more akin to an aquatic zoo. That was nice.
 
2013-04-19 12:35:20 PM
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2013-04-19 12:38:28 PM
FTFA, in case they fix it:

Under Blackstone's ownership since late 2009, SeaWorld has increased its revenue and profits. In 2012, the company posted a 7% jump in revenue to $1.4 billion and a more than quadrupled its profit to $77.5 billion compared to the prior year.

That is quite an impressive return on investment. It's probably not sustainable, though - the dolphins and killer whales are going to drop dead from being overworked.
 
2013-04-19 01:02:14 PM
Some animals do fine in captivity.  Orcas are not one of them.

I'm down on SeaWorld.

http://theorcaproject.wordpress.com/
 
2013-04-19 01:08:53 PM
I really should get an annual pass.  I can walk the damned place from my house.

I can hear the seals in the tank.
 
2013-04-19 01:13:15 PM
CSB time...?

"I had job before this, I had a job before this. Ultimately, it was that job that drove me into this. I worked at an aquarium, an aquarium with lots of money from the government so it was HUUUGGEE! I uh I was a clean n' scrub man we called each other in the C n' S union. I scrubbed the inside of the killerwhaletank. The, and after a while the boys in the C n' S or clean n' scrub we just sort of made it one word: the killerwhaletank, the killerwhaletank uh, the killerwhaletank uh. I'm going into the killerwhaletank UH yeah. I got along with these two big beasts so well, it was like they knew me they looked at me with their hundred year old eyes and it was like they knew me. High, I'd put on my SCUBA gear, my mask, my regulator, {breath} and I'd fall into the tank with nary a sound maybe a pfftt. And then I was underwater. Sometimes, I'd jump out, right in front of the window when people are expecting a killerwhale and they see a human, they get spooked. Spooked. Anyway I'd do that. But I was in the water this particular day, unbeknownst to me, Shamu and Bartholomew, their relationship had grown stale, seems I was going in there so much and looking so good, Shamu took a shining to me, and they're so smart those things ya know they've got all these human emotions, love, lust, GREED, hundred year old eye jealousy. Bartholomew was LIVID. Unbeknownst to me I can't hear a goddamn thing underwater. He came up he was bumping up against me a lot. The stale, killerwhale, bumping up against someone so pale and frail. How was I to know the killerwhale whose relationship had gone stale, well, he brushes up against me sometimes, skin's like sandpaper I say "Hey man, Bartholomew what's up? What's up? What's going on big fella? What is it? What is it? I, I don't wanna steal your mommy, and I sure don't want to take the place of your daddy, I only want to be your friend." And he circled around and I thought we were all patched up and I was scrubbing and he took my- he came up, he came up, he came up, he ripped my left arm off. I mean the killerwhale they're beasts of the deep they're I mean they're quite dossile and friendly in captivity but somewhere along the line, the thousands of years of breeding just snapped and he took my left arm, man he took my left arm, took my f*cking left arm. "Wha-What is it Bartholomew?" I spoke to him in a language he could understand, as I came back."
 
2013-04-19 02:06:08 PM
Hell they have been spouting democrat talking points for so long that this statement sounds reasonable to them.
 
2013-04-19 02:59:28 PM

mikeray: Hell they have been spouting democrat talking points for so long that this statement sounds reasonable to them.


...blast at parties...something something...
 
2013-04-19 03:26:31 PM
That's one hell of a tax credit
 
2013-04-19 03:56:48 PM
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2013-04-19 04:07:19 PM
This is the source of news regarding hyperspace shuttle orbiters and five-mile-long Nimitz class carriers.
 
2013-04-19 04:09:43 PM
With as expensive and crappy the shark tank grill is its no surprise seaworld is doing well.  I've bought a lot of overpriced crappy amusement park food but that place was head and shoulders more horrible than any I have ever had.
 
2013-04-19 04:10:29 PM
$77.5B in profit on $1.4B in revenue?  Seems legit.
 
2013-04-19 04:27:53 PM
Stupid Aquariums and their off-shore accounting schemes.
 
2013-04-19 05:03:47 PM

I_Am_Weasel: CSB time...?

"I had job before this, I had a job before this. Ultimately, it was that job that drove me into this. I worked at an aquarium, an aquarium with lots of money from the government so it was HUUUGGEE!


Don't care if New Orleans is sinking, man, I don't wanna swim.
 
2013-04-19 05:13:54 PM
Good farking Christ, CNN, can't you get ANYTHING right anymore? Spare Change has become a more reliable news outlet than you.
 
2013-04-19 05:22:48 PM
Certainly Not News strikes again.
 
2013-04-19 05:27:50 PM
How many times faster than the speed of light did they go rushing to report this?
 
2013-04-19 05:46:46 PM
Wait, are you saying they actually sold 77 collectible 32 oz cups?
 
2013-04-19 06:01:42 PM

Somaticasual: Wait, are you saying they actually sold 77 collectible 32 oz cups?


I had to buy something. The gift shop was out of Bort license plates.
 
2013-04-19 06:20:52 PM
Troy McClure was seen dancing in the streets...
 
2013-04-19 06:23:09 PM

mikeray: Hell they have been spouting democrat talking points for so long that this statement sounds reasonable to them.


Spouting partisan talking points is lame and stupid? I can't believe you'd admit to that.
 
2013-04-19 06:33:04 PM

tricycleracer: $77.5B in profit on $1.4B in revenue?  Seems legit.


It's TARDIS accounting. The profits are bigger on the inside.
 
2013-04-19 09:19:28 PM
Someone going IPO?
 
2013-04-19 09:22:21 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Somaticasual: Wait, are you saying they actually sold 77 collectible 32 oz cups?

I had to buy something. The gift shop was out of Bort license plates.


I was actually kind've mad. Universal Studios Orlando is always out of them but suddenly Hollywood had them in stock the other day. Way to ruin a gag :(
 
2013-04-19 09:35:59 PM
Until I can see a killer whale fight two great white sharks in a tank full of giant squid, I'm not going back to Sea World.
 
2013-04-19 09:57:38 PM
That's a whale of a profit!
 
2013-04-19 10:12:42 PM
One of the things I miss from Sea World when it was owned by Anheuser-Busch is that they had this restaurant where you would be offered a bunch of beer samples and tell you what beers pair with which cheese and chocolate and stuff.

bare knuckle stout was my fave of what they would give you for free.

/The Clydesdales stable was nice too
 
2013-04-19 10:15:25 PM

Dinobot: /The Clydesdales stable was nice too


I like the Clydesdales. They always seemed to be the mellowest horses. Are they just so huge that they fear nothing?
 
2013-04-19 11:39:57 PM
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2013-04-20 01:40:36 AM
For what it's worth, Blackstone is basically extracting every penny they can out of SeaWorld to profit while they're slowly destroying it.

This isn't an IPO I'd want to invest in, that's for sure.
 
2013-04-20 03:12:45 AM

Foundling: This is the source of news regarding hyperspace shuttle orbiters and five-mile-long Nimitz class carriers.


Whatever you do, don't tell Q******** A********** about those shuttles.
 
2013-04-20 05:30:29 AM
If these numbers seem impossible to you, then you're obviously not in the 1%.
 
2013-04-20 09:42:34 AM

mikeray: Hell they have been spouting democrat talking points for so long that this statement sounds reasonable to them.


Got lost on your way to the politics tab?
 
2013-04-20 09:53:09 AM
This is really turning into a week where news orgs shiat the bed.
 
2013-04-20 05:34:37 PM
That's like... eleventy-thousand percent.

/oh wait, 5,400%
 
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