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Safe Cruise

Project Safe Cruise Press Release: See www.projectsafecruise.blogspot.com & details below. Leave a message if you have experienced incidents involving poor security & safety practices of cruise lines. Hearings are scheduled; we will provide them to Congress. We must act to insure passenger safety. The current lack of safety & security is not acceptable especially after 9/11. On 5/12/05, we were on the Carnival Destiny near Aruba when an elderly couple disappeared without a trace.

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Government could save $50 billion per year by having two shifts of white collar employees work each day. Office space costs $50,000/year for each employee yet we only use space 30% of time. We can no longer afford to have banker's hours for all. With over 2 million federal employees this cost-free paradigm change could avoid lay offs/furloughs and reduce pollution. See new plan at http://whitecollargreenspace.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Multi-Billion dollar corporation donates paltry sum to charity

Multi-Billion dollar corporation donates paltry sum to charity
on behalf of Katherine Louise Calder, foster mother to over 400 children. They could have easily afforded several hundred thousand dollars, especially based on all of the free publicity they will get. Royal Caribbean International Announce Godmother for Freedom of the Seas.

Maybe they should donate several million dollars to charities serving the children and families of their crewmembers, most of whom continue to live in poverty because of the low wages paid by the cruise company:

See floridatoday.com January 31, 2006

Royal Caribbean reported their second consecurtive year of record earnings with net income of $716.0 million, or $3.26 per share, on revenues of $4.9 billion for 2005, compared to net income of $474.7 million, or $2.26 per share, on revenues of $4.6 billion for 2004.

http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=rcl&script=410&layout=9&item_id=811875

On February 6, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the RCCL Board of Directors determined the 2005 annual bonus amounts for our "named executive officers" based on the Company’s 2005 results measured against previously established performance goals. The 2005 annual bonus amounts for our named executive officers are as follows: Mr. Richard D. Fain, $2,744,610, Mr. Luis E. Leon, $979,997, Mr. Adam M. Goldstein, $897,356, Mr. Daniel J. Hanrahan, $568,901 and Mr. Brian J. Rice, $548,384.

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