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Author: JohnEBgood Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1963378  
Subject: A Sad Day for PA Date: 2/15/2013 3:23 AM
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I could not believe it when I read through this thread.

http://boards.fool.com/why-cant-we-help-carnival-30542441.as...

Up until now, I thought that the majority of the folks on PA had compassion for their fellow human beings. Now I'm not at all sure.

I've been on four cruises in the last 3 years. I love cruising...and now I realize that the main reason is that I've met so many wonderful people on cruises. It HURT to watch these people suffer!

I've also been concerned about the obvious problems with this form of recreation. I was not at all surprised with what happened on the Carnival Triumph. I think it was inevitable.

But I didn't expect the reaction on PA. The same people who supported Obamacare and countless other efforts to help the lest fortunate in our society, now saying "skrew the idiots on that cruise."

The primary responsibility for the welfare of their customers was clearly that of Carnival. But they obviously couldn't (or wouldn't) handle it. If EVER there was a time for “big government” to step in, I think this was it.

OK…..the cruisers were “merely in discomfort.” (like someone without health insurance????)

And Carnival is the poster child for side-stepping laws. So why should we help them?

Because American citizens were in danger. Really! Carnival is lucky that nobody
DIED (yet – that we know of). But the health of about 3,000 cruisers was threatened.
How many are (or will be) sick????

I doubt very much that Carnival will make significant changes. My experience with
cruising tells me otherwise. And people will rush to sign up for a cruise in spite of
this disaster.

The one bright spot was the way that the passengers banded together and took care
of each other. They formed their own society. Good thing, too. Because ours
will not help them.

And the sentiment on PA seems to be that this is OK. Could somebody tell me
why?

Jack
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