Originally posted by Dave Beers:
Every year around this time my power plant has a refueling and maintenance outage. This means a thousand or so "travelers" of various skills and crafts show up to work as contractors. And invariably, when this sudden surge of people occurs, some virus will pop up. It has already happened in fact, with what we in the south call "the crud" making the rounds. I am coming down with it. People will show up to work sick because they want the overtime. It will not go away until the outage ends and there are fewer people at work.
I agree, why are they picking on the cruise industry? They say it in the tone as if, "well once again, Gilligan screwed it up for everyone to get off the island." It is so matter-of-fact when they report it and that is not only poor journalism but a blatant attempt at changing the way people think.
Don't worry Dave, it wont' be long until they start talking over-population again and that will be to blame for all the sickness. That will take the pressure off, (maybe.)
Reality is not even remotely linked to this kind of reporting. I recently read that all 7 million of us could fit in the state of South Dakota standing at an arms length space on all sides. That would confine all the sickness!
Problem is the cruise ships would be empty.