It’s hard for me to see the Ocean Gate submersible story as a “tragedy” unless we are using the definition of a horrific retribution for hubris. (And seriously every detail that emerges from this clown care of a story is increasingly unbelievable and sickening.)
This would have been preventable had Stockton had any respect for why safety regulations are in place. (The man used the phrase “obscenely safe” in his open disdain for regulations that he say as impeding innovation and progress.)
My hope is that this story means everyone will embrace regulatory procedures a bit more seriously and place safety and well-being above profit and imagined “progress”. I doubt it but I hope.
Yes, I agree, with hubris being the operative word here, yet I don’t believe the 19 year old was fully able to assess the risk involved. So, still sad, but will probably lead to some regulations moving forward.
Exactly. By some twist of fate, I went to school(s) with the offspring of several families like this. I just checked the Forbes list of billionaires. None is on it anymore. Why? The family money was given away to charitable causes. And the people involved lived relatively modest lives, at least as far as I observed, in the meantime.
I agree that the 19 yr old seemed pressured to please his father by going on the trip. But the whole endeavor just seemed to reek of hubris and bad judgment.
I guess Icarus Space Tours is next.
If only the media paid as much attention to the too many migrant boat sinkings, primarily off the coast of Greece, as was paid to this folly. All the calls for better safety standards seem misplaced when more than 80 people are already known to have perished with hundreds still missing.
I agree that the balance of news was troubling. The disparity between attention dedicated to groups of people lost at sea was not lost on me.
That said, I will call attention to the dismissal of “calls for safety standards” as standards affect workers globally in myriad ways. This is not a light hope even if the problem will be a really that we’re entering a bread and circuses featuring billionaires to sate our need for justice rather than actually transformation to how things are done.
This was an amusing thread I came across on Twitter: #PyrexGate
Looks like something A. Gaudi would have sculpted.
Slipped on my interior stairway last week . Hit my lower back ,elbows , and back of head
Not built to code . Came with the house .Sufferd a slight concussion. No fun . Plus trying to forget about a close friend who is a girl
Feel better soon, in all ways.