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Australian billionaire to build Titanic II
AFP ^ | April 29, 2012

Posted on 04/29/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

One of Australia's richest men, Clive Palmer, has unveiled plans for a 21st century version of the Titanic to be built in China, with its first voyage from England to New York set for 2016.

Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor.

"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," Palmer said in a statement, released on Monday.

"Titanic II will sail in the northern hemisphere and her maiden voyage from England to North America is scheduled for late 2016.

"We have invited the Chinese navy to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage to New York."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 100thanniversary; australia; china; clivepalmer; disaster; titanic; titanicping

1 posted on 04/29/2012 6:44:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

gee what could go wrong.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 6:47:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

2016? Look out for a Muslim iceberg...


3 posted on 04/29/2012 6:48:35 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The American people are already on a voyage on the Titanic II hope we all can unboard safely this coming November 2012.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 6:52:13 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So the Commies get to build a luxury liner? Really?


5 posted on 04/29/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Patriot Babe

6 posted on 04/29/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We have invited the Chinese navy to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage to New York."

Any plans to ask the U.S. Navy about that?

7 posted on 04/29/2012 7:03:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It would have to be the Titanic III. The Titanic II has already been built and sunk!

Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage

By JOHN COLES
Published: 06 Jun 2011

8 posted on 04/29/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Steelfish

Either this is freaky satire or it is just plain freaky, but the sad thing about it is it is really shows who is feeling cocky and who is in the dumps.

While NASA retires the shuttle, the Chinese are marching into space, North Korea is launching missiles, and I have heard that India is coming up on it’s first manned mission.

But hey, gotta pay those food-stamps!


9 posted on 04/29/2012 7:05:04 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought for sure this was something from John Semmens!


10 posted on 04/29/2012 7:05:18 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Free ThinkerNY

but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems
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Did they make similar boasts about the original titanic?


11 posted on 04/29/2012 7:07:28 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Paleo Conservative

“It’s all a bit embarrassing — I’m fed up with people asking me if I hit an iceberg.”

LOL!


12 posted on 04/29/2012 7:10:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dfwgator

Not funny


14 posted on 04/29/2012 7:22:52 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: driftdiver

Perhaps we can load all the RINO and DemocRAT Congressmen and Senators on it and have a Lusitania II.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Titanic II has already been built. Several years ago, I saw a rowboat with that name in Dana Point Harbor, Calif.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 7:26:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: wetgundog
Perhaps we can load all the RINO and DemocRAT Congressmen and Senators on it and have a Lusitania II.

Or the Costa Concordia II.

17 posted on 04/29/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: driftdiver
gee what could go wrong.

Especially with this cast of characters: he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II

18 posted on 04/29/2012 7:39:08 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: driftdiver

A ship built by the lowest bidder in a country known to
use substandard material whenever possible.....yep.
I can see the handwriting on the wall for this one already.

Glub blub blub.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 7:39:35 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: driftdiver
***gee what could go wrong.***

“Wish you were here instead of me!”-Last transmission of Richard Halliburton who attempted to sail a Chinese Junk from Hong Kong to California.

20 posted on 04/29/2012 7:44:12 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think the current 0bama administration has already reserved the name and story concept.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 7:46:25 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sister ships Olympic and Brittanic already built. Brittanic sunk in WW1. Olympic carried on in commercial service until 30’s. So says the Internet.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 7:54:43 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed one-term President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

23 posted on 04/29/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if there is going to be another sinking of a big unsinkable boat ?


24 posted on 04/29/2012 8:10:32 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Paleo Conservative
LOL... This is from 1964:


25 posted on 04/29/2012 8:30:22 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: CORedneck
I wonder if there is going to be another sinking of a big unsinkable boat ?


26 posted on 04/29/2012 8:31:40 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

Sumbuddy stop ‘im! I couldn’t stand hearing another version or variation on “My Heart Will Go On Forever”!


27 posted on 04/29/2012 8:34:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m all for a Titanic II. I was hoping it would be twice the size, though, to beat any other ship.

I’m not happy at the idea of ChiCom builders. That guarantees a re-enactment.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 9:03:19 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; re_nortex

I know I’ve slept on the job since 2 weeks ago, but I just happened to see this....


29 posted on 04/29/2012 9:04:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Dagnabitt

Not sure what your point is.


30 posted on 04/29/2012 9:04:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer...

...Palmer said he had invited the Chinese navy to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage to New York...

Where does an Aussie get off inviting a third nation's navy to a US port?

...to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor...

Yeah, 'cause that design worked out so well for the White Star Line...

31 posted on 04/29/2012 9:39:39 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll file this in the more money than sense category. It had to happen sometime. Miners blessed with outrageous good fortune and little else to go with it. They often didn’t get rich because they were smart. Don’t know this guy and don’t care to learn more.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 9:58:24 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Poor taste, bad luck, and despicable seamanship to name a vessel Titanic.


33 posted on 04/30/2012 3:10:59 AM PDT by golux
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To: Dallas59
Look out for a Muslim iceberg...
Impossible. Iceberg is a Jewish name.
34 posted on 04/30/2012 3:12:18 AM PDT by golux
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Titanic was built by Professionals, the Ark was built by Amateurs.


35 posted on 04/30/2012 4:36:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We have invited the Chinese navy to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage to New York."

I guess Mr. Palmer is looking to start a International incident. This isn't the first time Mr. Palmer has shown really poor judgment, he bought his daughter a 5 million dollar yacht for her 15th birthday.

36 posted on 04/30/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will come with instructions no one can understand.


37 posted on 04/30/2012 5:14:52 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I thought Cunard (the successor to White Star) already had plans to re-build the Titanic? Not that I thought it was a good idea at the time, but last I heard they were still considering going ahead with it.
38 posted on 04/30/2012 5:24:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d be a lot more interested if he were going to build another Concorde!


39 posted on 04/30/2012 5:31:50 AM PDT by doberville
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We have invited the Chinese navy to escort Titanic II on its maiden voyage to New York."

Just in case, right?

40 posted on 04/30/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Note to self, Chinese attacking in 2016. Buy more bullets and iodine tablets.


41 posted on 04/30/2012 7:46:49 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: doberville
I’d be a lot more interested if he were going to build another Concorde!

That might also not turn out too well.


42 posted on 04/30/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

The Olympic class was a fine design. It was scourged with bad luck and poor judgement (but probably really can’t blame them for going with instinct). Titanic opened up far too many sections to survive (but did better than expected), and Britannic hit a mine meant to sink it. Olympic, the oldest, went on for 20 years.


43 posted on 04/30/2012 2:41:55 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: kevkrom

Don’t know, but Cunard bought its rival White Star back c.1930, not a successor.


44 posted on 04/30/2012 2:43:44 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; stylecouncilor; the OlLine Rebel; kalee; Vigilanteman; Bubba Ho-Tep; ..
I know I’ve slept on the job since 2 weeks ago, but I just happened to see this....

Thanks for the information about this and, in turn, here's an ahoy going out to those on the Titanic ping list.

45 posted on 04/30/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The Olympic class was a fine design. It was scourged with bad luck and poor judgement (but probably really can’t blame them for going with instinct). Titanic opened up far too many sections to survive (but did better than expected), and Britannic hit a mine meant to sink it. Olympic, the oldest, went on for 20 years.


You are exactly right. The Titanic did much better than expected.


46 posted on 04/30/2012 8:31:26 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: kevkrom
Seriously doubt that Cunard would build another "Titanic".

They deliberately played down the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the original.

Another "Titanic" would only reminder the world of the fate of the first.

47 posted on 04/30/2012 8:42:34 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: re_nortex
Thanks for the ping.

Leni

48 posted on 05/01/2012 4:14:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I were a billionaire, I’d build an exact replica of the Titanic...nothing modern in it, same amount of lifeboats, etc.—but it would be a tourist attraction. It wouldn’t actually sail. Titanic fans all over the world would flock to see it.


49 posted on 05/01/2012 7:22:02 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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