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Old 05-17-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: NC
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The overwhelmingly vast majority
Sure do hate these statistical indefinites that are used to create hyperbole.

Are you a politician? That's usually where this stuff is overused.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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FBI is now investigating. Some accounts say a knife and a large area of red stain on the deck where she fell. Still think more to this story unfortunately.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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FBI is now investigating. Some accounts say a knife and a large area of red stain on the deck where she fell. Still think more to this story unfortunately.
According to this article those reports are false and that the red stain is a strawberry daiquiri. I'm not surprised since alcohol is often involved when people fall overboard. However, the FBI is investigating. I imagine it's standard procedure for an investigation to take place. FBI probes death of Texas woman who fell from cruise ship - Houston Chronicle
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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It's standard procedure for the FBI to investigate any death occurring in international waters. Nothing unusual about it.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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Sure do hate these statistical indefinites that are used to create hyperbole.

Are you a politician? That's usually where this stuff is overused.
How about you prove me wrong rather than waste your time and mine just nitpicking my choice of phrasing, eh? Tell us the total number of people that sail on a cruise ship every year on planet Earth and of those, the total number of people that die falling overboard. Put my claim to the test.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Sure do hate these statistical indefinites that are used to create hyperbole.

Are you a politician? That's usually where this stuff is overused.

well that was quite a leap you just accomplished there Carl Lewis
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:35 AM
 
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According to the FCCA and cruiseserver.net, over 21 million people were passengers on cruise ships in 2013. Of those 21 million people, four died as a result of going overboard.

http://www.f-cca.com/downloads/2015-...Statistics.pdf
Other Cruise Related Information - CruisePage.com's list of Man Overboard Incidents

21,000,000.00>4

"Overwhelmingly vast majority" certainly seems fitting.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have cruised 34 times now and my hubby is 6'4" and our son (who has cruised with us many times) is 6'7"...it is IMPOSSIBLE to "fall overboard" from a ship. Sit on the railing and fall, crawl over the railing, or get PUSHED over the railing by someone wanting to do away with you YES, but "falling" overboard is NOT possible. There is NO WHERE on a ship where just "falling" would be an issue, or ability.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:02 AM
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Location: Near Manito
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Drunk and drowned. Too bad.

This whole episode reminds me of

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Old 05-17-2016, 10:15 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Serious question. How much do horse trainers make a year that they have no financial worries?

As for the woman, people commit suicide all the time irregardless of children, marital status, financial status....
The only horse trainer I know is in debt up to his ass because of a gambling problem.
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