quote:Originally posted by BUBLIKE HIM OR NOT THE LOSS OF DAVID SMITH IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THIS MILLENIUM SO FAR. THIS MAN MADE OR DESTROYED PEOPLE. AS FAR AS I 'AM CONCERNED, HE WAS A TRUE ICON IN THIS INDUSTRY FAR BIGGER THAN DUKE. THINK THIS OUT IF HIS WIDOW DECIDES TO SELL OFF ALLIED TO A CONGLOMERATE, THEY DECIDE TO DROP HALF OF THERE LESS FAVORABLE ACCOUNTS... WHO IS GOING TO PICK THEM UP.. MENDAL-- I DON'T THINK SO.HAAS AT WHAT PRICE WILL THEY WRITE YOU..TWICE THREE TIMES YOUR YEARLY PREMIUM.. THINK ABOUT IT. BROOKS AGENCY CHECK THERE RATES AND CARRIER RATEINGS C AND D LEVEL SYNDICATES. NOT IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND WHERE ELSE. THE INSURANCE CRISIS IS THE BIGGEST STORY ON THE HORIZON!!!!! JUST ASK WORLD WIDE, ARBROO,J AND J, A OF A, AND YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS. NO INSURANCE NO SHOW, NO RIDES, GAMES, FAIRS,TRUCKS,COMPENSATION, ETC. ANY COMMENTS
quote:Originally posted by Scuba875I think the most important statement in Sixcats post is. Shows have themselves to blame because of the enormous losses. I have been saying this for a long time on here when ever the insurance issue comes up. Insurance is a big issue but it's almost laughable to here people complain about it when they are part of the problem(not pointing out anyone just a general observation). Do you pay workers comp on your employees (all of them and not just 1/3 of what they actualy make either) have you ever had a ride get damaged because your help wasn't trained to move the ride and then turned it in on your cargo saying it was the wind that did the damage. There is always an angle in this business and it seems like everyone is always looking to pass the buck. I'm not defending the insurance companies by any means but like the saying goes don't throw stones when you live in a glass house. The unfortunate part is that the shows out there that do run a lagit operation pick up the tab for the ones who don't.
quote:Originally posted by flamo In the many years I spent in the industry the only one I ever hurt was me. An elephant ear on an Eli #5 hit me in the head, 4 stitches later I started to get smart. That was at Rehobeth, Mass,LaGasse Amusements, Aug 1959. Sixcat was there.