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2013-05-28 04:02:24 AM
Oh Snaps
 
2013-05-28 05:40:40 AM
They didn't get stuck on a sewage barge for a week, yay!
 
2013-05-28 06:43:52 AM
Is there some kind of voodoo curse going around for cruise ships lately? I mean I *know* there's one on Carnival, but was this just an errant curse targeting system or...?
 
2013-05-28 06:45:11 AM
Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.
 
2013-05-28 06:45:21 AM
Fires at sea always extinguish eventually, plenty of wet stuff that doesn't burn, these pussies should've just stayed out there and drank harder while toasting marshmallows. Maybe throw an unwanted relative overboard and say 'the fire ate them'. But rushing back to land and acting like something bad happened, that's the actions of a weak-willed pussy Captain.
 
2013-05-28 06:50:15 AM
d.asset.soup.io

They handled it better than I would.
 
2013-05-28 06:53:21 AM
Put water on it...
 
2013-05-28 06:53:47 AM
I've booked my cruise on the Morro Castle. I heard it's a hot ship.
 
2013-05-28 06:54:01 AM
Eventually a couple hundred people will die on one of these deathtraps. Then we'll begin a ten-year process that will culminate in watered-down regulations and fat tax credits for cruise companies.
 
2013-05-28 07:02:00 AM

AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.


Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.
 
2013-05-28 07:03:25 AM
shiat like this just reminds me why I'm never putting my family onto a big floating buffet that's one clusterfark away from becoming Lord of the Flies.
 
2013-05-28 07:04:06 AM
Terrible situation, but the crew seemed to handle it pretty well. The company doesn't seem to be sucking, either. Good for them.
 
2013-05-28 07:09:03 AM

swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.


I wanted to answer that question but am glad I let someone else, namely you, do it instead. Your reply is 100% correct.
Or, this.
 
2013-05-28 07:09:20 AM

swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.


You sound tense, maybe you need a vacation?
 
2013-05-28 07:10:19 AM

Kibbler: Eventually a couple hundred people will die on one of these deathtraps.


Francesco Schettino's little stunt cost 32 people their lives.
 
2013-05-28 07:13:55 AM

unknownsoldier: shiat like this just reminds me why I'm never putting my family onto a big floating buffet that's one clusterfark away from becoming Lord of the Flies.


I was sincerely thinking of trying to get tickets to the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Then what you just said crossed my mind, but with a couple thousand drunk metal heads involved. So, no. Just no, dude.
 
2013-05-28 07:16:16 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: unknownsoldier: shiat like this just reminds me why I'm never putting my family onto a big floating buffet that's one clusterfark away from becoming Lord of the Flies.

I was sincerely thinking of trying to get tickets to the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Then what you just said crossed my mind, but with a couple thousand drunk metal heads involved. So, no. Just no, dude.


Couple gals I know went on that, had a great time.

But, I hear ya...
 
2013-05-28 07:18:14 AM
Royal Caribbean does cruises properly.  Except for their alcohol prices, they're a great cruise.
 
2013-05-28 07:18:43 AM

swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.


While there is no denying this has been happening in a general sense in many industries.  How about some citations for these bold accusations?  Not every company is out to screw you.  Not every CEO is a greedy monster.

You aren't helping the problem by making uncited claims.
 
2013-05-28 07:20:16 AM
Royal Caribbean is the CostCo. Carnival is the Walmart.
 
2013-05-28 07:24:55 AM

s1ugg0: swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.

While there is no denying this has been happening in a general sense in many industries.  How about some citations for these bold accusations?  Not every company is out to screw you.  Not every CEO is a greedy monster.

You aren't helping the problem by making uncited claims.


This, dammit.

We (the general public) have been led to believe that "get more for less" is a valid long-term strategy in life. It's not. We're getting less for less, not more. Thank you, WalMart shoppers.
 
2013-05-28 07:26:40 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Royal Caribbean is the CostCo. Carnival is the Walmart.




Do you have lines you would recommend?
 
2013-05-28 07:28:12 AM

Kibbler: Eventually a couple hundred people will die on one of these deathtraps. Then we'll begin a ten-year process that will culminate in watered-down regulations and fat tax credits for cruise companies.


You sound like a glass-half-empty kind of guy.
 
2013-05-28 07:29:21 AM

Dejah: Royal Caribbean does cruises properly.  Except for their alcohol prices, they're a great cruise.


if you are not sneaking booze into your checked luggage in a mouthwash bottle...you are not cruising the right way.
 
2013-05-28 07:33:23 AM

Kibbler: Eventually a couple hundred people will die on one of these deathtraps. Then we'll begin a ten-year process that will culminate in watered-down regulations and fat tax credits for cruise companies.


I think that happened 30 years ago.

Now we're in the era of seabourn serial killers and waiting death traps.
 
2013-05-28 07:35:23 AM

swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.


Ah yes Vulture Capitalism® at its finest. A true capitalist should find vulture capitalism just as abhorant as communism.
 
2013-05-28 07:36:11 AM

swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.


Your wrong, the management of most publicly traded companies care deeply about the future. Of course the future they're worried about is the profit margin in the next quarterly report. After all, the hedge funds and actively managed mutual funds that picked the board that hired that management is only interested in holding the stock for a year at most. In that year, they will pump up the stock price as much as possible, rape the company for every dime they can, and then when the retail suckers start buying, short the fark out of the stock, and dump it. When they sell, they can put out a report about how badly the company is being run, and how they have lost confidence in the companies management. The CEO and upper management gets huge golden parachutes, and the institutional investors and their board move on to other companies to rape.
All that's left is a foundering company that a vulture like Bain Capital can buy cheap so they pick the carcass clean. The workers get screwed, as does the small retail investor. But hey, the super rich make a killing off the destruction and devastation of another company. So... yay capitalism.. I guess.
 
2013-05-28 07:36:26 AM

Outlaw2097: Dejah: Royal Caribbean does cruises properly.  Except for their alcohol prices, they're a great cruise.

if you are not sneaking booze into your checked luggage in a mouthwash bottle...you are not cruising the right way.


Absinthe works really well for this.  Or a couple of NyQuil bottles.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-28 07:43:10 AM
s1ugg0:

While there is no denying this has been happening in a general sense in many industries.  How about some citations for these bold accusations?  Not every company is out to screw you.  Not every CEO is a greedy monster.

You aren't helping the problem by making uncited claims.


Have you been awake for the past decade or two?
 
2013-05-28 07:43:34 AM
Results of previous attempts?
www.scottwarris.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-28 07:49:21 AM

Iczer: Is there some kind of voodoo curse going around for cruise ships lately? I mean I *know* there's one on Carnival, but was this just an errant curse targeting system or...?


It's been happening all along, it's just that it gets more coverage now because the media has decided that it makes for a good story.
 
2013-05-28 07:51:01 AM

Iczer: Is there some kind of voodoo curse going around for cruise ships lately? I mean I *know* there's one on Carnival, but was this just an errant curse targeting system or...?


Yes. It's called 'being fad news theme of the year'.
 
2013-05-28 08:05:15 AM
Marioff?
 
2013-05-28 08:06:51 AM

swaxhog: AngryDragon: Well done.

On the other hand, WTF is with the cruise ship issues lately?  I can't remember there ever being a major problem on a cruise, with a couple notable exceptions, and now it seems it's happening every other week.

Because for the last 10-15 years it's been a race to steal as much money from everyone that you can damn the future. In the case of cruise lines, hiring incompetent temp staff and paying them next to nothing.  Ignoring regular maintenance for 'just one more run' over and over. If they can shift a few million from this into bonus checks, what's the worse that can happen? A few ships sink, maybe they get fired and take a few more million in a golden parachute. They didn't give a shiat about the company in the first place, it's just another business to rob into bankruptcy and move on to the next.


Multiply that by every business everywhere and you get an idea of some of what is wrong.
 
2013-05-28 08:11:14 AM

Alonjar: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Royal Caribbean is the CostCo. Carnival is the Walmart.

Do you have lines you would recommend?


HollandAmerica if you're looking for a better version of the typical large boat cruise. Then there are many smaller (less than 200 passenger) cruises if you prefer to avoid tourist trap ports of call.
 
2013-05-28 08:11:57 AM

SpdrJay: Put water on it...


www.movie-censorship.com
 
2013-05-28 08:14:18 AM

BigBooper: All that's left is a foundering company that a vulture like Bain Capital can buy cheap so they pick the carcass clean. The workers get screwed, as does the small retail investor. But hey, the super rich make a killing off the destruction and devastation of another company. So... yay capitalism.. I guess.


The moral of this story is to do what Gates did when he took the company public - keep 51% of the voting stock in the founder's pocket, preferably more. A fully publicly owned company is always in danger of this happening. Just ask Michael Dell.
 
2013-05-28 08:15:32 AM
At this point, I'm going to continue to book trips on the Disney Cruise Line just to annoy as many farkers as possible in one reservation.
 
2013-05-28 08:16:40 AM

s1ugg0: Not every CEO is a greedy monster.

 
2013-05-28 08:18:54 AM
Welcome to the ObamaNation, libturds.
 
2013-05-28 08:24:47 AM

braedan: s1ugg0: Not every CEO is a greedy monster.


Some are merely stupid.
 
2013-05-28 08:25:42 AM

Iczer: Is there some kind of voodoo curse going around for cruise ships lately? I mean I *know* there's one on Carnival, but was this just an errant curse targeting system or...?


Well yeah, it's called the Bermuda triangle. There is no other possible explanation. Except... It could be aliens.
 
2013-05-28 08:28:01 AM

phrawgh: Welcome to the ObamaNation, libturds.


So either, in addition to his hurricane machine, his earthquake machine, and his time machine, Obama is flitting about the Caribbean in Air Force 2 setting fire to cruise ships, or you're in the wrong thread.
 
2013-05-28 08:29:49 AM
My friend was on that cruise. I'm still not sure why anyone would take a cruise after all the problems they've had in the past year.
 
2013-05-28 08:34:34 AM
Stupid sequester must have cause this... somehow.
 
2013-05-28 08:35:33 AM

You_Really_Like_Me: Kibbler: Eventually a couple hundred people will die on one of these deathtraps. Then we'll begin a ten-year process that will culminate in watered-down regulations and fat tax credits for cruise companies.

You sound like a glass-half-empty kind of guy.


You sound like a cliche kind of guy.

What happened after mortgage bubble? Bankers in jail and serious new regulations? Or taxpayer bailout and immediate return to fat bonuses?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-28 08:36:23 AM

funzyr: My friend was on that cruise. I'm still not sure why anyone would take a cruise after all the problems they've had in the past year.


The risk was always there.  (Carnival Ecstasy, 1998)


www.cruiseshipfires.com
 
2013-05-28 08:38:09 AM

funzyr: My friend was on that cruise. I'm still not sure why anyone would take a cruise after all the problems they've had in the past year.


Because they're really really cheap. Although that's probably part of the problem.
 
2013-05-28 08:38:41 AM
Why anyone would get on a floating death trap still astounds me
 
2013-05-28 08:42:50 AM
Submitted this yesterday with a crappy headline.  I've got friends that were on the ship too.  Feeling a little guilty as my wife and I were invited to come along but we declined joking "I bet the ship would catch fire if we were aboard."
 
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