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21 minutes ago, Phil1111 said:

Since most GOP supporters have said they won't get vaccinated.

According to a recent NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, 49 percent of Republican men do not plan to get vaccinated, a higher percentage than any other demographic group in the United States.

I see that as 49% more available Republican women in the near future. :rofl:

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1 hour ago, Westerly said:

The cruise industry is Blockbuster of 2021. No one is going to go aboard a Covid ship. The industry is dead for now. It may make a comeback in the future, but not anytime soon.

Not hardly. I don't think virtual on line cruising is going to take over. The cruise industry will come back very strongly. Their order books are already filling up. Cruising has always been stupid, and there is no shortage of stupid people with money to spend.

 

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6 hours ago, gowlerk said:

Sure, that's how cats are herded up all the time.

It's an easy one to scoff at, Ken, but that's really how things work. Every now and again someone with an idea or a vision drags everyone else along to a better place. Isn't that the belief we want to give to kids?

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4 hours ago, gowlerk said:

Not hardly. I don't think virtual on line cruising is going to take over. The cruise industry will come back very strongly. Their order books are already filling up. Cruising has always been stupid, and there is no shortage of stupid people with money to spend.

 

I have always wondered what the point is in going on a cruise. Like, lets pay a ton of money to be stuck on a boat. If you really like boats join the fucking Navy. Then they will pay you to be on a boat. Seems kind of stupid to me.

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6 hours ago, gowlerk said:

 Cruising has always been stupid, and there is no shortage of stupid people with money to spend.

 

Thank you.

We're going on a cruise in November/December, our first one.

It starts in Ushuaia (world's most southerly city) and goes to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic peninsular for the total solar eclipse on December 4, with whale and penguin watching along the way.  It's organized by National Geographic.

I guess we'll be in the company of a lot of other stupid people.

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1 hour ago, kallend said:

Thank you.

We're going on a cruise in November/December, our first one.

It starts in Ushuaia (world's most southerly city) and goes to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic peninsular for the total solar eclipse on December 4, with whale and penguin watching along the way.  It's organized by National Geographic.

I guess we'll be in the company of a lot of other stupid people.

We’re doing the classic Antarctica one in December. 
I’ve actually been on two (gifts from my father); the first was one of the best vacations in my life. It was  a sailing ship in the Caribbean during the 1997 solar eclipse. Small ship, so we went to all the ports that don’t have giant docks. We saw whales and the Montserrat eruption, too. 
The second (supposed to be a Mayan ruins trip) was a complete snoozer, exactly what I’d’ve thought a cruise would be like until I’d done the first one. So yeah, not my thing, but if you choose wisely, it can be awesome. 
Wendy P. 

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3 hours ago, Westerly said:

I have always wondered what the point is in going on a cruise. Like, lets pay a ton of money to be stuck on a boat. If you really like boats join the fucking Navy. Then they will pay you to be on a boat. Seems kind of stupid to me.

There are cruises and then there are cruises.  We've done the larger ships.  it was OK.  If you want small crowds and no screaming kids this the way to go.

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5 hours ago, kallend said:

Thank you.

We're going on a cruise in November/December, our first one.

It starts in Ushuaia (world's most southerly city) and goes to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic peninsular for the total solar eclipse on December 4, with whale and penguin watching along the way.  It's organized by National Geographic.

I guess we'll be in the company of a lot of other stupid people.

Cheap shot, John, and you know it.

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5 hours ago, kallend said:

I guess we'll be in the company of a lot of other stupid people.

Likely you will find some on the cruise. But at least they will be well heeled stupid people. Organized by National Geographic a division of Disney Co. , or The National Geographic Society? Nat Geo ain't what it used to be. Not that much cachet anymore.

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7 hours ago, Westerly said:

I have always wondered what the point is in going on a cruise. Like, lets pay a ton of money to be stuck on a boat. If you really like boats join the fucking Navy. Then they will pay you to be on a boat. Seems kind of stupid to me.

Well, a lot of us pay a ton of money for only half an airplane ride.  Seems kind of stupid.  If you really like jumping out of airplanes, join the fucking Army.  Then they will pay you to jump out of airplanes.

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3 minutes ago, billvon said:

Well, a lot of us pay a ton of money for only half an airplane ride.  Seems kind of stupid.  If you really like jumping out of airplanes, join the fucking Army.  Then they will pay you to jump out of airplanes.

Why would someone limit themselves to a single cardinal direction. Why not NorthSouthEastWesterly?

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1 hour ago, ryoder said:

The REALLY funny (and stupid) part of this is that a week or so ago, that fool posted a video criticizing the production companies that are refusing to put on large shows. The main reason is because the insurance companies won't cover them right now.

During the video, Nugent asked "Why didn't we lock down for Covid 1 through 18?" 

Really. He's THAT ignorant.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/hey-ted-nugent-this-is-what-covid-19-means-and-no-its-not-the-19th-coronavirus-11618259374

He's also 72, so he's at serious risk with Covid symptoms. 

But he'll be fine. I'm sure.
He claims Covid is all a scam and a fraud, so he's just imagining his symptoms.

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5 hours ago, wmw999 said:

We’re doing the classic Antarctica one in December. 
I’ve actually been on two (gifts from my father); the first was one of the best vacations in my life. It was  a sailing ship in the Caribbean during the 1997 solar eclipse. Small ship, so we went to all the ports that don’t have giant docks. We saw whales and the Montserrat eruption, too. 
The second (supposed to be a Mayan ruins trip) was a complete snoozer, exactly what I’d’ve thought a cruise would be like until I’d done the first one. So yeah, not my thing, but if you choose wisely, it can be awesome. 
Wendy P. 

Hi Wendy,

Re:  It was  a sailing ship in the Caribbean

Was it the Windjammer Barefoot outfit?

Jerry Baumchen

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21 hours ago, billvon said:

If you really like jumping out of airplanes, join the fucking Army.  Then they will pay you to jump out of airplanes.

Yeah, but it's hard money to make; and the toll on your body in later years... sheesh. 

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28 minutes ago, BIGUN said:

Yeah, but it's hard money to make; and the toll on your body in later years... sheesh. 

So even public DZO's are assholes? Figures. Hey, if we all own the Army then we're all DZO's right? That means we're all, well, you know.

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10 minutes ago, JoeWeber said:

So even public DZO's are assholes? Figures. Hey, if we all own the Army then we're all DZO's right? That means we're all, well, you know.

 

2 minutes ago, BIGUN said:

Huh? 

Follow the rather convoluted logic chain.

All DZOs are assholes.
The Army has a really big DZ.
The Army is 'owned' by the public.
Therefore, the entire public is a DZO.
Therefore, the entire public is an...

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North Dakota now has enough vaccine available that they will make it available to Canadian essential workers (mostly truckers) who cross from Manitoba. I'm getting my first shot of Pfizer on Friday in Winnipeg, but likely my second will come from this program.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-north-dakota-vaccine-essential-workers-1.5994519

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2 minutes ago, wolfriverjoe said:

Follow the rather convoluted logic chain.

All DZOs are assholes.
The Army has a really big DZ.
The Army is 'owned' by the public.
Therefore, the entire public is a DZO.
Therefore, the entire public is an...

Ahh. OK. Except the Army believes the whole world is a DZ, therefore . . :)  I was wondering if I hadn't had enough coffee or if Joe was having sunrise Mimosas on the beach again. 

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