Matt Bors by Matt Bors

Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Soooooo… How are thing in Haiti these days? People hit by Sandy doing all right? African genocides all going well?

  2. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago


    Please thats all old news. Can´t expect the media to be up to date, relevant and not think about what gives the bigger ratings (unless they allready got that).

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Has CNN really become so pathetic that they went wall to wall about inconvenience? (Rhetorical)

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. Bors places the magnifying glass on the proper subject. The story of the ship deserves some attention since, by one report, 300,000 people travel on cruise ships on any given day. The cruise line contracts, a document resembling paperwork for a home sale, protect the company from almost anything. This ship’s maintenance history shows preexisting problems which reports suggest will nullify some of the protections in the contract.
    Once the most important information had been conveyed to viewers considering cruises, it was time to move on to the myriad stories with greater importance. It is my understanding, passengers will get full refunds, vouchers for a future cruise, and money for travel and hotels to their homes.
    CNN and too many other news sources, their budgets to do real news slashed to the bone, picked a too easy target. The ‘news’ focused very little attention on how ships sailing under foreign registries are poorly regulated and managed. Disney owns ABC news and wouldn’t want its own cruise lines to come under scrutiny. This was an unnecessary act of negligence and the cruise line will be punished.

  5. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 3 years ago

    And they either live that way because of their local warlords they elected to power or because they do not want to improve themselves. In Chicago and Detroit both appy.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Very well stated. I totally agree, Howie.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    I want to tell a joke someone emailed me.

    A woman went to the doctor’s office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors.
    After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming as she ran down the hall.
    An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story.
    After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room. The older doctor marched down the hallway, back to where the young doctor was writing on his clipboard
    “What the h@&% is the matter with you?!” the older doctor demanded. “Mrs. Terry is 71 years old, has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?”
    The younger doctor continued writing and without looking up said,
    “Does she still have the hiccups?”

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    A good post C. I’m not sure what kind of legerdemain that would have to be performed to get around some maritime laws that affect ship safety and maintenance. l My first thought was of restricting a ship’s rights of docking on those ships that fly flags of convenience owned by particular shipping lines for the purpose of avoiding safety and maintenance regulations. Some flags can be obtained with nearly mail in simplicity. A little research showed that there are at least 34 flags of convenience that have multiple thousands of ships registered, mostly from developed countries. Germany alone has almost 1100 registered in the Antigua and Barbuda International Shipping Register. The probability of reprisal on our ships flying flags of convenience would be almost certain.

    My second, third, fourth, etc. thoughts kept running into the complexity of international relations and the parochial desires of multiple nations. I probably shouldn’t have started this post because I started it in ignorance before I started doing research; however, I am not going to cancel it just because of a little bewilderment.

  9. Plant Doctor

    Plant Doctor said, over 3 years ago

    But persons did not pay thousandss of dollars for the experience.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    On the bright side, no one had an assault rifle on the Triumph.

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