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Many NR Cruise Cabin Bookings Last Week



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Over a dozen, and why shouldn’t there have been? Think about it: four days after the Congressional election results are in, NR cruisers will be discussing their aftermath with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Bolton – and that’s just the pre-cruise kick-off gala (on November 8th in Ft. Lauderdale).

The NR 2014 Post-Election Cruise actually sets sail on the Allure of the Seas on November 9th, and during its seven days of sailing the warm Caribbean will feature dozens of exclusive National Review events, starring over three dozen top conservative speakers, writers, analysts, and policymakers, including Allen West, Victor Davis Hanson, Fred Thompson, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Kyl, Luis Fortuño, John Yoo, Brent Bozell, Mona Charen, Jonah Goldberg, Ralph Reed, Rich Lowry, Andrew McCarthy, Tim Phillips, Guy Benson, Michael Ramirez, Bing West, Ned Ryun, Charles Kesler, Sally Pipes, Jay Nordlinger, Kathryn Lopez, Ramesh Ponnuru, Deroy Murdock, Charles Cooke, Kevin Williamson, James Lileks, Christina Hoff Sommers, Michael Walsh, John Fund, Jim Geraghty, Cal Thomas, John Hillen, Ed Whelan, John J. Miller, Rob Long, Eliana Johnson, William Jacobson, Christian Robey, and Jennifer Marshall.

Over 500 people are booked so far, and there’s not much time (nor cabins) left! You know you want to come, so make sure you do — right now. Visit www.nrcruise.com to get complete information and to ​reserve your luxury stateroom (and sign up for the exclusive kick-off gala on November 8th).

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Ship Chaplain Wanted



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In times of yore, alas, no more, cruise lines had Catholic chaplains on ships, an acknowledgement to the days of obligation we papists (practicing) hold dear. So NR will bring a Catholic chaplain along on the Post-Election Cruise. Not having one readily available, I ask: If you are a padre in good standing and game to handle a temporary flock at sea for seven days, contact me at [email protected]. Cruise dates are November 9th to the 16th, from Ft. Lauderdale, and you can find complete information about the voyage at www.nrcruise.com. The inspirational picture above, by the way, is of St. Brendan the Navigator celebrating Easter Mass on the back of a whale, mistaken at first for an island.

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10 Cabins Booked This Week!



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And the week’s not over, so we expect more sales to pour in daily. While we’re happy about that, we’re anxious too about one big fact: There’s not much time left, nor that many cabins either, for the National Review 2014 Post-Election Caribbean Cruise, which sails November 9th to the 16th on Royal Caribbean’s luxurious Allure of the Seas. If you’re thinking of coming, you had best make your reservation now — do that securely at www.nrcruise.com, which also provides complete information about the cruise (on the 40-plus speakers, all the exclusive NR events, and so much more). And about the pre-cruise kick-off gala featuring John Bolton, Ted, Cruz, and Marco Rubio (in Ft. Lauderdale on November 8th) — participation is strictly limited to cruise attendees. You snooze, you lose. Sign up now.

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Mega-Star NR Cruise Kick-Off!



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With John Bolton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. No fooling! November 8th in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information visit www.nrcruise.com.

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19 Cabins Booked Last Week . . .



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So, when are you going to sign up for the National Review 2014 Post-Election Caribbean Cruise? We’ve got nearly 270 cabins booked for what is going to be the conservative event of the year (scheduled for November 9th to the 16th). Ya snooze, ya looze — don’t let that happen to you. Get complete information about the trip — learn about who the 40-plus great speakers are, the wonderful Allure of the Seas, affordable and luxurious staterooms, NR’s exclusive programs of seminars, receptions, “Night Owls,” and smokers, and so much more — at www.nrcruise.com.​ 

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21 New Cabins Booked This Week.



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That’s on top of the dozen booked the prior week. The National Review 2014 Post-Election Caribbean Cruise is filling up very fast. Choice cabins and the most affordable staterooms are going . . . going . . .

Get yours before it’s gone. Visit www.nrcruise.com.

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Norway: ‘Our Energy Sector Rocks!’ With a Side of Green Guilt



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I am back, and an all-new Morning Jolt will be hitting your e-mailboxes later this morning. (This assumes, of course, you subscribe.) As you might expect, I go over some of the highlights of the cruise, including this observation about how Norway handles the dissonence of thinking of themselves as good, environmentally-conscious green Europeans while simultaneously being a major oil and natural gas exporter and a much wealthier country because of it: 

  • Offhand comment from Jay Nordlinger, responding to [MEP Daniel] Hannan, paraphrased: This is the Golden Age for environmentalists,  at least in the United States: carbon emissions are down, economic production is down, commuting is down, we’re less materialistic because we can afford less… Hey, they’re getting what they’ve been demanding all these years.

 

  • One of our stops was the Oil Museum in Stavenger, Norway, a lot more fascinating than I expected. Drilling, pumping, and exporting oil has generated $1 trillion in revenue for the Norwegians since discovery in the 1970s, in a country of less than 6 million people.  One trillion! For perspective, that’s one-seventeenth of our national debt!) The museum has you go through it in a sequence, beginning with the discovery and then walking you through the exploration process, the equipment used, life for the deep-sea divers, and so on.  The first two-thirds or so showcase all this with great detail and great pride, showcasing their enormous difficulties of the North Sea and the amazing engineering and massive rigs – basically floating cities – built and maintained in extremely tough environments. The tone is, “We are the heirs of the Vikings! This is extremely hard to do, and we do it well! We rock! We are awesome!” … And then for the last third of  the museum the focus turns to…  global warming. We learn that everything you just saw described with great pride is terrible and destroying the planet. This portion of the exhibit begins with the definition of a dilemma and goes through all the alternatives – and how they have flaws as well – nuclear power generates nuclear waste, wind power can endanger wildlife, and so on. It almost came out and asserted that environmentalists can find problems in any energy option and are basically a bunch of whiners.
  • Halliburton is among those thanked by the door of the museum.

Considering how some continue to demonize the fracking revolution that is more or less the lone bright spot in our current economy, Norway’s contradictory attitudes seemed relevant… Perhaps someday the United States will have a Museum of Fracking, with its own separate wing of how terrible it all is…

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