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  1. Pre-Covid I agree it might have been settled, but with RCI bleeding money, and I believe "self-insured", I don't think it is "costing" them anything "more" for the in-house attorneys to litigate it. So, there may be no incentive to settle, or to settle for an "undisclosed" amount, being nuisance value...
  2. With not being able to sail for the last year I am questioning whether I can get to diamond plus before my child turns 18 next year. I doubt RCI would be willing to extend this deadline, but one could hope. Maybe extend it for a year to two once cruises resume?
  3. If they shorten my 7 night cruise to a 7 day cruise, do I still get double points for a 7 night cruise (14 points v. 12 points)? Asking for a friend...
  4. Wait until Royal adds the new "Diamond Superior" status, talk about people howling and complaining then...
  5. Maybe they can offer the passengers a "bring an extra roll" for a free drink promo to help build up their supplies... 😀
  6. I hard the S.S. Minnow was going to re-start some of its three hour tours.... what could possibly go wrong.
  7. Those are protesters pre-staging before they go outside to protest, where they will most likely continue to not socially distance. But, yes, its all the bars fault, not the 100's of thousand's who were protesting
  8. 40 out of 42. No cow tongue (although my wife says it good and threatens to get one from the store to cook) or pickled pigs feet...
  9. Dentist's are actively exposed to blood, spit, let alone the other things that are coming from your mouth when they are literally in your face/mouth to clean your teeth, etc. A general physician wears gloves when he pulls blood, but otherwise is not likely to come in other contact with bodily fluids unless the patient coughs, in which case, as noted above, when active symptoms of the flu are being shown, they will wear a mask. Similarly, a surgeon wears full gear when doing surgery. Again, its the level of potential exposure to "at risk" fluids.
  10. Generally speaking, corporations do not pay "taxes" on their "profit" because that "profit" is passed to the shareholders through stock dividends. The individual shareholders would then pay the "taxes" on those dividends. The government doesn't tax the same "profit" twice (but give them time I am sure). Corporations do pay a lot of taxes on the employer portion of income tax withholdings for FICA/FUTA, etc., taxes on real property, personal property, etc.
  11. I submitted mine for an October 2020 cruise at 11:28 this morning and received the automatic response by 11:35. We'll see how long it takes to process...
  12. I have not used my FCC, which expires 6/21/20. If they are still not sailing at that point, do you think they would extend it?
  13. Just saw this... WASHINGTON - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday the administration may propose "timely and targeted" federal interventions to help workers, firms and industries hurt by the coronavirus, as fears mount over the growing economic impact of the spreading outbreak in the U.S. White House officials are considering deferring taxes for industries hurt by the coronavirus outbreak, including the cruise, travel and airline industries, among other things, two people briefed on the discussions said. The talks remain fluid and preliminary. His comments we
  14. Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu Infections COVID-19: Approximately 79,553 cases worldwide; 35 cases in the U.S. as of Feb. 24, 2020. Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year. Deaths COVID-19: Approximately 2,628 deaths reported worldwide; 0 deaths in the U.S., as of Feb. 24, 2020. Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hea...ronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu
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