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  • On The Anniversary Of The Titanic, Remember The Cruel Depths And Noble Heights Of Their Final Hours: Some men chose to stoically help their families into boats and then stand aside

    04/15/2021 7:55:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/15/2021 | Christopher Bedford
    On the morning of April 15, 1912, the survivors of the Titanic were pulled from the icy North Atlantic by the Carpathia. The night before, at 11:40 p.m., shipboard time, the ship had struck an iceberg in a glancing-but-fatal blow, tearing into six of her 16 compartments — two more than the greatest ship ever made could withstand.Capt. Edward Smith, a man with four decades on the seas, immediately went to the bridge and then down below with the ship’s architect, Thomas Andrews, to ascertain the extent of the damage. By five past midnight, Smith would order the passengers brought...
  • An aurora that lit up the sky over the Titanic might explain why it sank

    09/27/2020 8:47:58 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 38 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 26, 2020 | Mindy Weisberger
    Glowing auroras shimmered in skies over the northern Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 — the night the RMS Titanic sank. Now, new research hints that the geomagnetic storm behind the northern lights could have disrupted the ship's navigation and communication systems and hindered rescue efforts, fueling the disaster that killed more than 1,500 passengers. Eyewitnesses described aurora glows in the region as the Titanic went down, with one observer testifying that "the northern lights were very strong that night," Mila Zinkova, an independent weather researcher and photographer, reported in a new study, published online Aug. 4 in the journal...
  • Did a solar flare sink the Titanic? Study suggests space weather may have been responsible for tragedy

    09/16/2020 7:36:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    meaww ^ | 09/16/2020 | Mihika Basu
    The geomagnetic storm that resulted in the disturbances recorded during the night could have affected the compasses of nearby ships, she emphasizes. “If Titanic’s compass error were only 0.5°, she would have been off her course for around 9 m over 1 km of the run. This apparently insignificant error could have made the difference between colliding with the iceberg and avoiding it..." The other impact of the geomagnetic storm upon the Titanic rescue operation was wireless communication. According to the report, the Titanic used the ship frequency of 500kHz to send distress messages, a wavelength of 600 meter but...
  • Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is 'running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally,' police union chief says

    07/22/2020 6:47:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 07/21/2020 | Charles Creitz
    Catanzara appeared Tuesday night on "The Ingraham Angle," where he also reacted to breaking news that at least a dozen people had been shot outside a funeral home. Lightfoot had referred to Catanzara as "unhinged" and attention-seeking after the union leader wrote a letter to President Trump asking for federal assistance amid Chicago's continuing crime wave. Lightfoot called the prospect of federal intervention "chaos" and "lawlessness." "The mayor likes to use the word 'unhinged' but the ironic part is the mayor became unhinged. I wish I could show you the text messages that she sent me over the weekend as...
  • The Quest to Find—and Save—the World’s Most Famous Shipwreck

    06/07/2020 10:29:15 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 1/9/2019 | Lucas Reilly
    Anders Franzén lived for shipwrecks. An engineer and expert on the naval warfare of the 16th and 17th centuries, he was especially obsessed with the old Swedish men-of-war that had once menaced the Baltic Sea. When he wasn’t busy at his day job with the Swedish Naval Administration, he’d spend hours combing through archives in search of maps and documents, hoping they might reveal the location of Sweden’s great sunken warships. And when he learned that one wreck might still be trapped, undiscovered, not far from his home in Stockholm, he was hungry to find it.
  • The Men Who Walked Away

    12/06/2019 5:51:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Dec 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas....
  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes ‘Avatar’ to Become Biggest Movie in History

    07/21/2019 8:30:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | June 20, 2019 | Rebecca Rubin
    After “Avatar’s” impressive 10-year reign as box office champion, “Avengers: Endgame” has officially dethroned James Cameron’s sci-fi epic to become the biggest movie of all time. On Saturday, Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster crossed $2.7892 billion at the global box office. Once weekend ticket sales are tallied, the tentpole will exceed the $500,000 needed to surpass “Avatar’s” $2.7897 billion benchmark. “Avengers: Endgame” has amassed $853 million at the domestic box office, making it the second-highest grossing movie in North America behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million). Internationally, it collected a mighty $1.9 billion, boasting especially strong performances in China...
  • Music Producer: Titanic was a sad story until I found out black people were not allowed on the ship.

    06/24/2019 7:41:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Titanic was a sad story until I found out black people were not allowed on the ship.
  • Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 Democratic candidate to call for Trump's impeachment

    04/19/2019 5:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2019 | Ashley Thomas, The Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report. Mueller, who investigated whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 election and whether the president tried to interfere with the inquiry, found no evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign and made no verdict on obstruction of justice. Mueller did find, however, that Trump made numerous attempts to interfere with the investigation but was largely...
  • EXTRA EDITION: TITANIC SINKING IN MID OCEAN- HIT GIANT ICEBERG

    04/15/2019 4:00:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    New York Tribune ^ | April 15, 1912 | Staff
    At 12:27 This Morning Blurred Signals By Wireless Told of Women and Children Being Put Off in Lifeboats- Three Liners Rushing to Aid of 1300 Imperiled Passengers and Crew of 860 Men. MANY NOTED PERSONS ONBOARD- First News of Ocean Disaster Came in Appeals for Help to Allan Line's Virginian, which Left Halifax on Saturday and Was 170 Miles from Place of Accident When the Last Call for Aid Came
  • Titanic II to set sail in 2022, retrace the route of the original ship

    10/23/2018 7:00:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    WNEP ^ | October 22, 2018 | Tribune Media Wire
    A replica of the Titanic will set sail in 2022, retracing the original ship’s planned route, Cruise Arabia & Africa reports. The project was first announced in 2012, but was halted due to financial problems. Now, with the issues resolved, Blue Star Line has announced that construction has continued on the vessel. The ship will have “the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology,” said Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line. The ship will sail from Dubai to Southampton, England, and then to New York. The...
  • Titanic 2 - Jack's Back -Trailer

    04/19/2018 11:30:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 26, 2018 | VJ4rawr2
    Coming this summer, it's Titanic 2: Jack's Back! Leonardo DiCaprio returns as Jack Dawson in this newly remastered trailer for the 2006 cult film Titanic 2. What happens when everything you ever knew is gone? Join Jack in a deadly game of cat and mouse, as he battles a corrupt police force and discovers the truth about Titanic. Will Jack and Rose finally get the happy ending they deserve?
  • 1340 PERISH AS TITANIC SINKS; ONLY 886, MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, RESCUED

    04/16/2018 7:14:32 AM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | April 16, 1912 | NY Tribune
    SURVIVORS EIGHT HOURS IN BOATS- CROWDS BESIEGE WHITE STAR OFFICE- Wireless From Olympic's Captain Gives News and Weeping Women gather at White Star Offices to Learn Fate of Relatives- Vincent Astor Seeks News- On Early Bulletin Two of Straus Family Started for Halifax to Meet Mr. And Mrs. Isidor Straus. Line Officials Only Able to Tell Inquirers That but 675 of 2200 Were Saved- No Word From Virginian or Parisian Which Vice-President Franklin Hopes Saved Others- Disaster Greatest in History if Hope is Unfounded- Captain Believed to Have Gone Down at His Post of Duty
  • EXTRA EDITION 430AM: TITANIC SINKING IN MID-OCEAN; HIT GREAT ICEBERG

    04/15/2018 8:03:37 AM PDT · by NRx · 45 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | April 15 1912 | New York Tribune
    At 1227 This Morning Blurred Signals by Wireless Told of Women Being Put Off in Lifeboats- Three Liners Rushing to Aid of 1,300 Imperiled Passengers and Crew of 860 Men---- MANY NOTED PERSONS ON BOARD--- CAPE RACE N.F. APRIL 15 AT 10:25 LAST NIGHT THE STEAMSHIP TITANIC CALLED S.O.S. AND REPORTED HAVING STRUCK AN ICEBERG. THE STEAMER SAID THAT IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE WAS REQUIRED. HALF AN HOUR AFTERWARD ANOTHER MESSAGE CAME REPORTING THAT THEY WERE SINKING BY THE HEAD AND THAT WOMEN WERE BEING PUT OFF IN THE LIFEBOATS. THE WEATHER WAS CLAM AND CLEAR, THE TITANIC'S WIRELESS OPERATOR REPORTED, AND...
  • Wireless Message Traffic From the Titanic Disaster in real time (more or less)

    02/05/2018 8:42:43 AM PST · by NRx · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-17-2017 | CanadaDan
    The message traffic from the night the Titanic sank presented in more or less real time (removed long silences and messages repeated many times). I am not sure why, but reading each message as the situation becomes more and more desperate left me somewhat disturbed. Even knowing what happened and that it was over 100 years ago, the sudden silence at the end was... appalling.
  • Super Bowl Ratings Slip To 8-Year Low As Eagles Score Historic Win

    02/05/2018 7:34:25 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Dead line Hollywood ^ | Feburary 5,2018 | Dominic Patten
    However, SundayÂ’s Super Bowl LII also saw a decline of 5% in metered market results from the last time NBC had the big game back on February 1, 2015 when the Patriots faced off against then champs the Seattle Seahawks. Overall, last nightÂ’s game peaked in the high stakes fourth quarter with 52.2/74. All in all, Super Bowl LII is currently the lowest rated since Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 when the New Orleans Saints thrashed the Indianapolis Colts on CBS. Even before those results were in of last nightÂ’s game, another voice was added to the chorus of praise...
  • Titanic's First Class Dinner- First Class Dining on RMS Titanic (Recreated by Chef)

    01/29/2018 6:15:22 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-10-2012 | Titanic Stories
    Head chef Conor McClelland, from Rayanne House Guesthouse Belfast, cooks us through the mouth-watering nine course feast that would have been enjoyed, devoured and celebrated by first-class passengers on the RMS Titanic.
  • James Cameron Calls ‘Wonder Woman’ a ‘Step Backwards’ for Female Protagonists

    08/25/2017 7:50:39 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 24, 2017 | Matt Fernandez
    “Wonder Woman” may have received overwhelmingly positives notices, was a box office behemoth, and is even getting an Oscar push from Warner Bros., but it has one high-profile critic. In an interview with the Guardian, James Cameron took on a different tone, taking aim at the way the iconic superhero, played by Gal Gadot, was portrayed. “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided,” he told the outlet in an interview to promote the “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” re-release. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!”...
  • OCEAN LINER SUCKED FROM PIER

    04/11/2017 8:19:18 AM PDT · by NRx · 28 replies
    New York Tribune ^ | 04-11-1912 | staff
    Southampton April 10- Another example of the suction caused by a great steamship, similar to what is said to have resulted in the collision between the Olympic and the British cruiser Hawke near here on September 20, 1911 was given here to-day when the new White Star liner Titanic, the largest vessel afloat, sailed on her first voyage for New York. As the Titanic was passing the White Star liner Oceanic and the American Line steamer New York, which are berthed alongside each other in Southampton Water, the terrific suction of the Titanic's screws dragged the New York from her...
  • Obama Is The Captain Of The Titanic (Obama's Legacy)

    01/06/2017 8:38:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | January 5, 2017 | Submitted by Andrew Napolitano via LewRockwell.com
    Over the New Year’s weekend, President Barack Obama’s chief policy adviser and closest strategist, Valerie Jarrett, told a talk show host that her boss would have a happy legacy because there was an absence of scandal in his administration. When first I heard this preposterous claim, I thought I had misheard it. Yet it is apparently true that President Obama and his team somehow can overlook recent history and behave as if events with which we are all familiar never happened. Here is the back story. When Obama became president in 2009 and enjoyed significant Democratic majorities in both houses...