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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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They are planning a Titanic II

Looks like history might be repeating itself once more.

http://www.bluestarline.com.au/media-20120717.html

http://news.yahoo.com/titanic-ii-saf...051013460.html
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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I thought James Cameron was making a sequel.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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I wonder if they'll be passing any icebergs at night on her maiden voyage for old times sake?
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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I wonder if they'll be passing any icebergs at night on her maiden voyage for old times sake?
Well I would imagine the new ship would be unsinkable so it should not be a problem.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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Well I would imagine the new ship would be unsinkable so it should not be a problem.
That's what they said last time!
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 02:52 AM   #6
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I wonder if Carnival which owns the White Star Line name would approve of a Titanic 2.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 03:01 AM   #7
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Any story about this requires the originator of the plan to be referred to as:

"Whack-a-doo Mining Magnate, Clive Palmer".

Here are his original plans:
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 03:05 AM   #8
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Any story about this requires the originator of the plan to be referred to as:

"Whack-a-doo Mining Magnate, Clive Palmer".

Here are his original plans:
I agree, even if this guy is worth billions I don't see how this idea pans out. It just seems way to far fetched and legally impossible.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 04:43 AM   #9
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I was worried about this attracting the attention of the oversea's media. As Chundles suggests, this guy is an absolute nutcase and an embarrassment to Australia.

He claimed recently that the CIA was secretly funding green political groups.

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Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer has accused the Australian Greens of being in cahoots with a "foreign power" and the CIA to eat away at Australia's economic advantage.

But he denies he is a conspiracy theorist.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...320-1vhmm.html
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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The best part is that this "Titanic II" is being built IN CHINA! Yes, the country that sunk its newest cruise ship DURING ITS LAUNCH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImaciNux2Hk
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 11:34 AM   #11
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I thought James Cameron was making a sequel.
Lol so did I. and now I'm even more concerned for Titanic II.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 11:55 AM   #13
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Now now, don't be silly. It took us a hundred years, but we finally managed to melt all the icebergs!
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 05:58 PM   #14
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Now now, don't be silly. It took us a hundred years, but we finally managed to melt all the icebergs!
Iceberg twice Manhattan's size breaks off Greenland glacier.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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I thought James Cameron was making a sequel.
It's already happened unfortunately.
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I thought James Cameron was making a sequel.
I don't know which would be worse.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 07:26 PM   #17
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It's already happened unfortunately.
Good lord....

For some reason though, I wanna watch it
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 08:30 PM   #18
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I'll believe it when I see it.

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I wonder if Carnival which owns the White Star Line name would approve of a Titanic 2.
If they don't approve, they'll probably just be bought out by the aforementioned tycoon. There is one thing about these mining-tycoons, they get what they want - and you don't dare get in their way. They have money to spare!

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I was worried about this attracting the attention of the oversea's media. As Chundles suggests, this guy is an absolute nutcase and an embarrassment to Australia.

He claimed recently that the CIA was secretly funding green political groups.



http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...320-1vhmm.html
But he supports the conservative side of politics, so he can't be an embarrassment to the country.
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They should have a laser gun to melt icebergs by now.
Wonder, if Rose and Jack stand at the tail of the deck instead of the front deck, that will be awesome.
Jack!!!! I am flying backward.
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I wonder if they'll be passing any icebergs at night on her maiden voyage for old times sake?
I hope so. Hope it ends up being one of the greatest mass Darwin Awards ever to be on that ship.
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 03:37 AM   #21
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So then.... who's buying a ticket?
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Old Jul 20, 2012, 08:03 AM   #22
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Buying??

I'd be willing to offer myself up as a Guinea pig, but that's it.

And I will require transport and lodgings as well.
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Am I the only one who thinks this guy is crazy like a fox?

I mean, James Cameron has already given him all the free publicity he could possibly want. This guy makes it an authentic, early 20th century ride (with a few modern amenities, of course), and people will travel on it for a chance to capture the (real or imagined) romance of the era.

Politically this guy may be a nutcase, but I can see this working.

The only surprise is that Cameron didn't come up with the idea himself.

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Okay, that made me laugh.
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 07:48 PM   #24
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Good lord....

For some reason though, I wanna watch it
Indeed. A tsunami faster than the speed of sound? -_-
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Indeed. A tsunami faster than the speed of sound? -_-
Not impossible.
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