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(Yahoo)   Royal Caribbean shows Carnival how to handle a fire at sea   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 7
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2013-05-28 07:02:00 AM
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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 06:54:01 AM
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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 07:36:11 AM
3 votes:

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 07:03:25 AM
2 votes:
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 08:55:36 AM
1 votes:

ThatGuyGreg: 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.


Sailing on the Fantasy next month     :-)
2013-05-28 08:24:47 AM
1 votes:

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


Some are merely stupid.
2013-05-28 08:15:32 AM
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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.
 
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