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I don't know which is more amazing, that he was able to reach the deepest point on earth with his own money, 50 years after the government did it and then gave up, or that he was able to tweet it immediately.
1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:28:22 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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One wonders when this kind of adventuring might go badly and end his life.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 6:44:48 AM PDT by lurk
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he was able to reach the deepest point on earth with his own money

Considering I shelled out my hard-earned money to see Avatar in the theaters and purchase it on Blu-ray, I'd like to think I contributed in a very small way to this impressive achievement. And as soon as Cameron gives me Titanic on Blu-ray, I'll contribute a little more.

3 posted on 03/26/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT by Drew68
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What is remarkable is the Trieste doing it in 1960! I remember the National Geographic magazine afterward. It had pictures and the whole story. It seemed back then that we could do anything as a country...

Look at us now...

Mike

4 posted on 03/26/2012 6:48:30 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To quote Dennis Miller “It is amazing someone so shallow can go so deep!”


7 posted on 03/26/2012 6:52:57 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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I’m not a fan of the man(leftie, overbearing man) but I do admire his work(although never saw Avatar). And that he has used his own money to fund these expeditions. I wish him well and safe travels. Can’t wait to see the footage he shares with us.

I was always thrilled by the likes of Jaques Cousteau...almost everything I learned as a child about the ocean was from him.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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I'm not a fan of the man(leftie, overbearing man) but I do admire his work(although never saw Avatar). And that he has used his own money to fund these expeditions. I wish him well and safe travels. Can't wait to see the footage he shares with us.

I was always thrilled by the likes of Jacques Cousteau...almost everything I learned as a child about the ocean was from him.

9 posted on 03/26/2012 7:05:09 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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James Cameron actually DOES stuff. His various works undersea are fascinating.


11 posted on 03/26/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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I think what is most amazing is that he will find a statue of John D. Rockefeller down there-—the man whose cheap kerosene saved the whales-—and every year there is a whale pilgrimmage to Rockefeller/Mecca to give thanks :)


12 posted on 03/26/2012 7:42:29 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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...desolate, foreboding...

What did you expect, the Macy's parade?

18 posted on 03/26/2012 8:36:41 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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Dang, came here thinking it was about Cameroon.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 9:37:57 AM PDT by kanawa
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