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Cruise Line Plans to Ignore Florida Law Against Proof of Vaccination Requirement

Ron DeSantis isn’t likely happy.



Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has long considered himself an advocate for freedom, and his handling of the post-pandemic recovery period has been downright libertarian at times.

For instance, DeSantis has made it against the law for businesses operating in Florida to require proof of vaccination from their customers, which is just about as anti-big-brother as it gets.

One cruise line, however, is looking to test the limits of the Governor’s new law, and they aren’t even trying to hide it.

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Norwegian Cruise Line revealed Monday that more ships will return to sailing, including from both PortMiami and Port Canaveral this year, and it will stick with plans to require passengers to be vaccinated for now.

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Norwegian Gem is slated to begin seven-night Caribbean sailings from Miami beginning Aug. 15 with Norwegian Escape from Port Canaveral beginning Nov. 13.

“All initial voyages will operate with fully vaccinated guests and crew,” according to a company press release, although just how the ships sailing from Florida will deal with the state’s “vaccine passport” ban is still in the works.

There may yet be a chance for some collaboration, however.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings President and CEO Frank del Rio thanked Gov. Ron DeSantis for efforts to get cruising running again in the state. Del Rio had previously said that the company that also runs Oceania and Regent Seven Seas may have to avoid Florida because of the state’s stance on vaccine requirements.

“We are currently in communication with his staff and legal counsel to ensure that we can offer the safest cruise experience for our passengers departing from the cruise capital of the world,” del Rio said.

The cruise industry had long been complaining about their treatment by the CDC, who had at one point refused to even meet with the major players in the cruise sector of the tourism biz.


McAfee Dead in Prison After Repeatedly Declaring He Would Not Kill Himself

Social media users were quick to remind the world of McAfee’s own words.



John McAfee is a computing legend, having pioneered the way in which systems and networks protect themselves from viruses, malware, spyware, and all the other assorted evils of this internet age. But now he lies dead, having allegedly committed suicide in a Spanish prison cell. Antivirus software tycoon John McAfee died by an apparent suicide in a Spanish jail cell Wednesday evening — hours after reports surfaced that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US, according to local media. The eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested in October and was awaiting extradition when he was found dead, police sources told the newspaper El Pais. The newspaper reported McAfee was pulled from his cell in Barcelona and police are investigating the circumstances around his death. Authorities aren’t shying away from calling it a suicide already. “Everything points to suicide,” the newspaper reported, citing justice department officials in the country. A second Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also reported McAfee had died by an apparent suicide in the jail. But here is where it gets strange:  McAfee has been utterly insistent and consistent about the fact that he would never, ever take his own life, explicitly telling his followers on social media that, should he ever be found dead of suicide, he was killed. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Lab Finds Zero Fish DNA After Testing Subway’s Tuna Sandwich

You can “eat fresh” at Subway, but can you eat fish?



For years we’ve told ourselves that there has to be a better way to do fast food.  Or, at the very least, a healthier way. And so new chains are constantly popping up, while the old staples adapt.  There are salads for sale as places like McDonald’s these days, which is something that kids who grew up in the 80’s might have had a hard time believing would ever occur. In the realm of healthy fast food, there is but one king:  The unbreakable Subway.  Not only did the brand survive having a pedophile as their spokesperson, but they currently operate more physical restaurants in the world than even the aforementioned burger purveyor. But an alarming new study has some wondering if, while they were “eating fresh” with a tuna sub, they were even eating fish. The New York Times published a report Sunday, which revealed that lab tests didn’t find “amplifiable tuna DNA” in Subway’s infamous tuna sandwich. NYT submitted “60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches” from three separate Los Angeles locations for lab analysis in wake of the lawsuit filed earlier this year alleging the sandwich chain was serving customers “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna.” The suit claims that independent lab tests showed the company meant to “imitate” tuna’s appearance by blending together these unknown ingredients. The study, commissioned by NYT, failed to not only identify tuna DNA, but the lab couldn’t even determine the origins of the fish in the provided sandwiches. “No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA. Therefore, we cannot identify the species,” the results read. But it’s not all bad news: “There’s two conclusions. One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an…

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