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Titanic iceberg simulator in Chinese theme park 'in bad taste'
bbc ^ | 15 January 2014 Last updated at 07:07 ET

Posted on 01/17/2014 8:44:59 PM PST by BenLurkin

...a Northern Ireland politician has said.

The attraction in Sichuan province, about 930 miles from the sea, will let hundreds of people at a time experience the shipwreck.

The Titanic was built in east Belfast.

Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Jim Rodgers said he had asked the Chinese firm behind the 1bn yuan (£100.7m) project to reconsider their plans.

He said that while it was a "great idea" to build the Titanic replica at the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, "to have a simulation of an iceberg collision is going a step too far".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Travel
KEYWORDS: china; hypersensitivity; iceberg; libs; offended; pc; pussies; themepark; thinskinned; titanic

1 posted on 01/17/2014 8:44:59 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Is anyone else laughing after reading this?


Because I am. I laugh any time I hear of something ridiculously inappropriate happening, and this certainly counts.

Next up on the theme park list: Concentration Coaster! Get temporary number tattoo as you grab your ticket, get forcibly stripped to your skivvies as you board, and enjoy the shower-filled fun! But watch out for Hitler!
2 posted on 01/17/2014 8:49:17 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: BenLurkin

Bitch, gripe and complain. No matter what anybody does, someone will find it offensive.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 8:50:10 PM PST by doc1019
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To: BenLurkin

Why is that in poorer taste than making a $billion buck off it with a movie?


4 posted on 01/17/2014 8:52:49 PM PST by DManA
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!

Bad taste is having a sno-cone concession stand nearby.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 9:02:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!

Go on, have the Titanic iceberg lettuce salad. I dare ya.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 9:02:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: arderkrag
I recall there being a "San Francisco Earthquake" ride at Cedar Point in the 70s. Who knows when it was first built.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 9:05:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: doc1019

Oh heavens to pete, there are no more living survivors of the early 1900s tragedy! Its well out of the PTSD zone for any living being. What’s wrong with it? Do we have to be so sennnnnnnsitive to everything? Is skin that thin these days? (I know it is with libs, that’s why they exclusively are offended by these things it seems when they come along. Libs in ANY country)....


8 posted on 01/17/2014 9:10:42 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: BenLurkin

Titanic without the iceberg is like Sherlock without Moriarty, or Superman without kryptonite. No conflict, no show.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 9:12:16 PM PST by Argus
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To: BenLurkin

Too soon?


10 posted on 01/17/2014 9:14:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: DManA

“Why is that in poorer taste than making a $billion buck off it with a movie?”

Winner.

Hollywood gets away with murder in the department of offensive.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 9:17:48 PM PST by right way right
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To: Argus

Hey—its 100 years ago the silly ship sank and took all those lives with her to the bottom—I think the idea is clever and it will make money. Its not like a Holocaust wax museum that depicts the suffering of Jews—and their extermination in Gas Chambers.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 9:18:42 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: arderkrag

Indonesian café owner sparks outrage after opening Nazi-themed restaurant complete with waiters dressed as SS officers
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2370375/Nazi-themed-caf-complete-waiters-dressed-SS-officers-Indonesia-sparks-outrage.html

The Soviet Gulag: Theme Park in Lithuania and Perm ‘36 in Russia
http://ww2tourism.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-soviet-gulag-theme-park-in.html


13 posted on 01/17/2014 9:19:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Amen!


14 posted on 01/17/2014 9:22:12 PM PST by doc1019
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To: BenLurkin

15 posted on 01/17/2014 9:22:38 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: BenLurkin

That was back in 1912. I think its funny.

Get over it you English fairies, and learn how to swim.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 9:38:46 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8ai1LctwIQ


17 posted on 01/17/2014 9:42:29 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: BenLurkin

It is a very popular movie in China. Besides, what’s in bad taste about it. People need to get a life.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 9:53:33 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: BenLurkin

And?

I go to Universal Studio to experience an earthquake simulation and I love the ride.

When they had the “Back Draft” feature I went through it I don’t know how many times.

Brought tears to my eyes. I love being scared and anything spicy.

I ain’t heard no one bitch about the various movies of this tragedy.

seems the last one made a few stars and some pretty decent money.

And the Band Played On....


19 posted on 01/17/2014 10:18:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, you know. The memories still leave a wound open....

/s


20 posted on 01/17/2014 10:19:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: sickoflibs

No, what’s funny is the T-shirt I have:

Titanic Swim team 1912...

A friend gave it to me as a joke after I described a swim I did when I was 16.

Seemed stupid to him but, since he wasn’t there it was funny.

Today, a wealthy friend owns a home right where I did that dumb swim and I’d do it again...In October, when there is no riptide like there was that day.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 10:22:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BenLurkin

The Chinese are becoming capitalists and the west is becoming sappy socialists.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 10:39:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Vendome
RE :”Today, a wealthy friend owns a home right where I did that dumb swim and I’d do it again...In October, when there is no riptide like there was that day.”

IN the 1990s I got really good at swimming as I got a season pass every summer for a huge open water swimming hole, a flooded rock Quarry. Its called Beaver Dam Swim club in Cockeysville Maryland and it was the greatest place in the world in summer those days.

Every Sept when still hot we would go down Ocean City Assateague Island camping on beach and swim out miles with no lifeguard every morning and afternoon.,

It was such a thrill to feel so comfortable so far out in the water, we also did some night swimming.

Well back in 2000 due to a cold very rainy summer I got little practice that year, we went down to Ocean city in Sept and I went out when it was windy and the waves were huge.

This was the first time I thought “I may die here” as the huge waves crashed down me and I struggled to swim back up for some air.

I managed to stay calm so as not to surely drown and I worked my way in slowly, heart racing and out of breath.

It took a while after that before I felt comfortable in deep water again. That was a close one.

23 posted on 01/17/2014 10:41:01 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

I know of that swim.

I use to live in Greenville/Centerville, DE.

I’d spend summer at Rehobeth/Lowes and walk the board walk.

Yer a lucky bass terd.

I always wanted to do that swim.

my friends thought it was crazy.

I replied “Uhm, the horses do it and I’m a considerably better swimmer”.

One dork responded “Well, they are better swimmers naturally”

“Yeah” I snidely responded “Tell Mark Spitz. I ain’t never seen horses racing against a man”...

I should go back and do that swim.

If you are still in the area next year I’ll ping you and we’ll do it together with the other morons who do it each year.

Besides, that water is way warmer than the waters of Santa Cruz, CA.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 10:49:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: sickoflibs

Sounds like a tough day.

Mine took me almost a mile downshore, as I swam perpendicular to the shoreline and plane out to keep the rip tide off me.

I was tired and once I reached the shore I ran back to my friends who wanted to know why I swam all the way past the natural bridge.

I blew it off, knowing I got lucky to have been trained on that just a week before and told them what happened.

I was known as “Idiot”, respectfully, for the rest of they day as we scoped out girls on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Fried artichoke hearts and french fries where so damn good that day.

Worked up an appetite...


25 posted on 01/17/2014 10:54:43 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome
RE Sounds like a tough day.

I was the exact opposite of the others, swimming way out relaxed feeling like the Ocean water was my comfy bed. That really felt good, to feel like I mastered the Ocean,

That next year I had hardly swam at all

I was gasping for breath and those huge waves would crash and shove me under and it took time to figure out which ways was up to get some air..

I would reach the surface and breath fast for ~ 30 seconds ??? before the next one hit again.

Only my experience at past swimming when in better shape saved me.

My exact thought was 'If I panic now I will die' I now recall.

26 posted on 01/17/2014 11:18:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

LOL

Been there.

Do you still live in the area?

Would you consider swimming it again?

I’m going back to DE, NJ and NY to visit friends next year and taking that swim(after the horses?) would be kewel.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 11:47:17 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: sickoflibs

Irish fairies you mean...


28 posted on 01/18/2014 12:08:10 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: arderkrag
Next up on the theme park list: Concentration Coaster! Get temporary number tattoo as you grab your ticket, get forcibly stripped to your skivvies as you board, and enjoy the shower-filled fun! But watch out for Hitler!

Or the Tiananmen Square Massacre "fun house". Now THERE the ChiComs will never go. Also the "Cultural Revolution" and the so-called "Great Leap Forward". Something like 70 million dead as a result of the last 2. Maybe a thousand or so at TS.

29 posted on 01/18/2014 12:24:30 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Argus

The one in Pigeon Forge TN has the iceberg already having hit the ship and water spouting....so far as I know, neither the iceberg nor the ship can move. When they were building it I thought that might have been the plan, but apparently not.

If I spent several million on an attraction and then someone over in China one-upped me, I’d be upset too.


30 posted on 01/18/2014 5:03:54 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: doc1019

yep….:o]

stay safe Doc


31 posted on 01/18/2014 7:14:38 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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