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  • The Nazi Titanic: Told in a gripping new book, how Goebbels tried to shame the British [tr]

    05/13/2016 7:30:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2016 | Tom Leonard
    As a blockbuster feature film, it had everything — beautiful women, heroic men, high drama on the high seas and scheming Nazis. Only the Nazis in this particular picture were behind the camera. Sadly for them, however, their grandiose attempt to humiliate wartime Britain over our worst maritime tragedy turned into one of the most epic cinematic disasters of all time. In summer 1940, as Hitler visited occupied Paris and considered how to deal with Britain, German screenwriter Harald Bratt went to see Joseph Goebbels in his Berlin office. He had a script for a film that immediately appealed to...
  • Incredible photos of Titanic’s last lifeboat show rotting bodies...[shortened title]

    04/20/2016 9:06:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 19, 2016
    WITH a groan of tortured metal and the screams of the remaining passengers still clinging to her hull, Titanic sank beneath the waves and the last unlaunched canvas lifeboat was washed from her deck into the foaming, whirlpool of freezing water. Third class passenger Edvard Lindell, floundering in the maelstrom, struck out desperately in the direction of the half-submerged craft and managed to drag himself aboard but wife Gerda, already exhausted by the numbingly-cold water, did not have the strength to clamber into the swamped Collapsible Lifeboat A. Like a scene from James Cameron’s Titanic movie, she held on for...
  • Titanic’s Passengers All Rescued

    04/15/2016 6:07:39 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    gCaptain ^ | April 15, 2016 | Monkey Fist
    This Day in History – At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner RMS Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.
  • The Real Reason for the Tragedy of the Titanic (Government Regulation)

    04/14/2016 10:15:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 12, 2012 | Chris Berg
    In the 1958 Titanic film "A Night to Remember," Captain Smith is consulting with the shipbuilder Thomas Andrews. After the two realize that the Titanic will sink and that there are not enough lifeboats for even half those aboard, Smith quietly says "I don't think the Board of Trade regulations visualized this situation, do you?" In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of this tragedy this weekend, there's been a lot of commentary about who and what were to blame. Left unsaid is that the Titanic's lifeboat capacity is probably the most iconic regulatory failure of the 20th century. The...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio splits with Kelly Rohrbach, says he could not date climate-change deniers

    01/05/2016 2:26:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    IB TImes ^ | January 5, 2016 | Simi John
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kelly Rohrbach have reportedly split. The 41-year-old actor and 25-year-old Sports Illustrated model -- who has recently been signed up to star in a big-screen Baywatch remake with The Rock -- were first linked in June of last year and apparently broke up a month ago. "They've been broken up for over a month. It was mutual. They both have intense work schedules and a lot going on in their lives right now. They both needed to take a break because of that. They are still friends and talking but it's over," a source told Us Weekly....
  • Was Titanic inquiry scuppered by the Freemasons?

    11/22/2015 5:45:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/22/15 | John Bingham and Victoria Ward
    The inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic may have been influenced by the Freemasons, new evidence suggests. A secret archive containing the names of two million Freemasons have been made public for the first time which reveals extensive Masonic involvement in the controversial British investigation into the catastrophe. It confirms that not only the judge who oversaw the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the disaster and leading investigators, but also even some of those who escaped censure were all Freemasons. While a US Senate inquiry into the sinking savaged the White Star Line and singled out the British...
  • . Historic biscuit salvaged from 1912 sinking of Titanic sells for $23G

    10/28/2015 3:45:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    NYDailynews ^ | October 27, 2015
    The unsinkable biscuit has sold for $23,000. The emergency ration plucked from a Titanic lifeboat in 1912 now belongs to a buyer in Greece, who spent well beyond the predicted bid of only $15,300 during the UK auction Saturday.
  • Titanic's Last Lunch Menu Sells for $88,000 at Auction

    10/05/2015 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10,5,2015 | Elizabeth Palermo
    A piece of paper that sailed aboard the Titanic was recently sold at auction for the price of a fancy sports car. The yellowed document — a luncheon menu for the first-class dining room — is dated April 14, 1912. This means that it details the last-ever gourmet lunch served aboard the ill-fated luxury ocean liner. The menu reveals that, the day before the boat sank to the bottom of the icy North Atlantic Ocean, wealthy passengers dined on "grilled mutton chops," soused herring and a variety of other delicacies.
  • Lancastria: The forgotten tragedy of World War Two

    06/13/2015 7:34:16 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 43 replies
    BBC Scotland ^ | 13th June 2015 | Graham Fraser
    'Seventy five years after the sinking of the Lancastria - Britain's worst maritime disaster in history - why is the tragedy largely forgotten? And what do those touched by the catastrophe want now? "The trouble with the story of the Lancastria is it doesn't fit with the grand narrative of that period - the miraculous evacuation of Dunkirk, and the Battle of Britain," reflects Mark Hirst. "No amount of spin can turn the story of the Lancastria into something triumphant." Mark - a former broadcast journalist and co-founder of the Lancastria Association of Scotland - has studied the life of...
  • Wartime navy captain blamed for letting Nazi U-boat get away.... now hailed as a hero...

    05/07/2015 2:30:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8th May 2015 | Elaine O'Flynn
    The reputation of a disgraced wartime navy captain has been restored, thanks to the discoveries of a documentary featuring the finder of the Titanic. For more than 60 years, Captain Herbert G. Claudius was blamed for letting a Nazi U-boat ‘get away’, after it sank the Robert E. Lee passenger freighter in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942. But an undersea expedition – aided by Dr Robert Ballard who rediscovered the Titanic 30 years ago – has revealed the first published pictures of the submarine’s wreckage, showing how bombs dropped by Cpt Claudius’ crew successfully sunk the attacker U-166. ........
  • Scott Walker: 'I Would Love to Have' Romney's Endorsement

    02/07/2015 9:45:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 178 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes Mitt Romney is a "good man and would have been a good president," but now that the former Massachusetts governor has officially backed out of the 2016 race, Walker would like his support among the list of possible Republican presidential hopefuls. "I would love to have his endorsement," Walker told Fox News Channel's Bret Baier during a segment that aired Friday of an interview that will be running as part of a series surrounding potential 2016 candidates. At the same time, Walker said that he thinks it is "a time for new fresh ideas," and...
  • Study sheds light on the Jews of the Titanic

    09/03/2014 9:09:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    ynet ^ | 9/3/14 | Tali Farkash
    How many Jews were aboard the Titanic before it sank? This question will likely forever remain unanswered. "According to the White Star Line company's list, there were several hundred Jews onboard," says Eli Moskowitz, who studied the story of the Jewish passengers on the most famous ship in history, which sank 102 years ago, claiming the lives of 1,517 people. "Some of them were in first-class cabins, but most were in the third class which was reserved for immigrants, and where men had the lowest chances of surviving. The exact number of Jews in the third class is still unknown."
  • CNN: “Breaking News: Titanic Sunk”

    04/16/2014 3:33:23 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/16/14 | Aurelius
    In what comes as a reminder as to why CNN is one of the worst news organization, they broke what might be the oldest major news stories to ever be "broken:" the RMS Titanic has sunk. The amazing story, which CNN apparently missed for 102 years, details a tragic tale of the RMS Titanic, which was supposedly an "unsinkable ship." Ironically, the Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage. Last night, CNN got the news. In a news segment last night, CNN blared the headline, "Breaking News: Titanic Sunk 102 Years Ago Tonight:"
  • If this doesn't motivate Americans to believe they can be and do anything then nothing will...

    03/19/2014 2:22:31 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I mean...honestly...who isn't inspired by this?!?;-)
  • Florida showed us that for the Democrats 2014 might be a lot like another event in 1912...

    03/12/2014 10:33:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There was a special election in Florida 13 yesterday and Republican David Jolly beat now two-time loser Democrat Alex Sink.Apparently, Obamacare was a central issue of the campaign, and Sink stupidly was unapologetic in her support for it.It's worth noting the last name, Sink. I'm not much of a believer in coincidences, so lets hope this is a harbinger of what's to come in 8 months.
  • Titanic iceberg simulator in Chinese theme park 'in bad taste'

    01/17/2014 8:44:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 January 2014 Last updated at 07:07 ET
    ...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".
  • Stew for dinner, cramped bunks...Titanic II plans to turn third class into an 'adventure holiday'

    01/13/2014 5:18:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Staff
    It was branded the unsinkable ship that had every luxury imaginable available to its wealthy passengers. But the billionaire who is rebuilding the Titanic today chose not to boast of the lavish facilities for the privileged few who will travel first class. Instead, Clive Palmer said that he was considering marketing third class tickets as an adventure holiday - complete with limited menus, cramped bunks and delousing on arrival in New York.
  • The Parallels of Impending Doom of America and the Titanic

    12/05/2013 4:26:39 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 21 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/5/13
    There are many parallels to the Titanic and United States of America that we can see today. Both seemed invincible and yet both were destined to doom. As the Titanic of old could not float with a huge fatal hole in her hull, so also America cannot stay afloat with a hole of a dominate godless, licentious and moral relativistic society only seeking to do evil and lawlessness. America with its ever increasing abandonment of moral absolutes and turning away from Almighty God has set herself up for doom (Rom. 1:18-32, Jude 1:10). On the fatal night in 1912, the...
  • Obama To Turkey: "If you like your head, you can keep it!" (Grants Amnesty By Executive Decree)

    11/28/2013 9:47:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/28/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama has granted amnesty to the turkey in Washington DC. Much like his non-enforcement of immigration laws is defacto amnesty to illegal immigrants. turkey_pardon Obama to turkey: “If you like your head, you can keep it!” Unfortunately, American citizens are not so lucky. They received no amnesty from Obamacare, the biggest turkey of all government programs. Millions losing their healthcare insurance, doctor shortages, government cronies making millions, a non-functioning web site. The list goes on and on. Obamacare-health-ins.-cc2-565x5651 Mr. President and Democrats. Please kill the Obamacare turkey and grant amnesty from it to American citizens instead. obamacaretitanic
  • Listen to eerie music from Titanic sinking, 101 years on

    11/25/2013 10:49:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | 3:37PM BST 21 Aug 2013 | Jasper Copping
    As children huddled together for warmth in a crowded lifeboat, they were comforted by the repeated playing of a musical toy pig, used to block out the cries of the dying in the water around them. But in the century since the tragedy, while the pig has survived, its song has been silenced, its mechanism broken. Now, though, experts at the National Maritime Museum have managed to fix the object and have made a recording of the song, in a bid to get help from the public to help identify it.
  • Bill Daley: Firing Sebelius Like Firing Captain Of The Titanic

    10/24/2013 10:09:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 110 replies ^ | October 24, 2013
    "Some people are calling for her to be fired, to me, that’s kind of like firing Captain Smith on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. It’s not going to do much right now."
  • Transcript: President Obama’s remarks on problems related to the recent White Star Line launch

    10/22/2013 2:43:43 PM PDT · by edwinland · 15 replies
    Oct. 22nd, 2013 | Nedeen Moore
    Transcript: President Obama’s remarks on problems related to the recent White Star Line launch Published: October 21 President Obama delivered the following remarks on the launch of the latest White Star Line ship, the R.M.S Titanic, on Oct. 21 at the White House. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Well, thank you, Rose. And thanks to everybody here for coming on this beautiful day. Welcome to the White House. About a week ago, as the federal government shut down, the R.M.S. Titanic left Southampton for its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. Well, we've now gotten the government back open...
  • Carney: (exempt) Obama 'not happy' with ACA rollout (Hussein seeking 'accountability')

    10/19/2013 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/13 | Justin Sink
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that President Obama was seeking "accountability" from federal employees working to fix glitches with the ObamaCare website designed to let uninsured Americans purchase coverage. Carney sidestepped questions about whether the administration would seek to recover any of the millions of dollars paid to contractors responsible for building the website, which has been plagued by technical errors since its launch earlier this month. The press secretary said that Obama's focus was squarely on getting the problems fixed, adding the president was "not happy" with how the rollout had gone. "The accountability the...
  • Titanic violin set to fetch record price

    10/19/2013 7:31:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as it sank beneath the waves is expected to fetch a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner when it goes on sale on Saturday. The instrument belonging to Wallace Hartley was found strapped to his body after he drowned with his seven bandmates and some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912.
  • Violin that was played to calm passengers as Titanic sank undergoes CT scan to prove authenticity

    10/12/2013 4:49:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2013 | SARAH GRIFFITHS
    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the ship was sinking is finally being auctioned for an estimated £400,000.The historic instrument, which underwent a CT scan to prove it is the real deal, is expected to make a world record sum for a piece of Titanic memorabilia at the British auction, which is attracting huge international interest. The wooden fiddle has been forensically proven to be the one used by Wallace Hartley as his band famously played on to help keep the passengers calm during the disaster. Wallace Hartley's violin in its case (pictured) was found strapped...
  • Titanic offices to be reopened (Harland & Wolff, Belfast, N. Ireland)

    10/10/2013 9:36:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 11 October 2013
    The dilapidated offices where plans for the Titanic were drawn up are to be re-opened as part of a £5 million regeneration project. The future of the historic building that used to house the headquarters and design studios of Harland and Wolff shipbuilders in Belfast has been secured by the Heritage Lottery Fund award. While the drawing offices will be opened for public use, the majority of the landmark structure is set to be transformed into a luxury Titanic-themed boutique hotel. The listed building is only yards from where the doomed liner was built and then launched more than a...
  • World’s biggest shipwreck

    09/19/2013 10:11:51 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 33 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    World’s biggest shipwreck The sinking of Titanic and Wilhelm Gustloff in perspective By Julio Severo Even with their sophisticated, fast and high-powered news and information technology, modern humankind has a hard time to see or recognize proven facts. One of those facts is that it is impossible to live without God and his values. Nazis tried, and they reaped bitter and destructive consequences. Communists tried, and they did and they do the same reaping. Both socialist ideologies were focused on man and based on the evolution theory, which dethrones God and enthrones man, or monkey. Without God, tragedy is...
  • An Interesting Coincidence Between Obama and the Titanic...

    07/19/2013 1:14:18 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
    In 1912 the (then) largest ship ever sunk on her maiden voyage. 100 years later the greatest nation in history reelected her worst president.Coincidence?
  • Experts Confirm Violin Played on Deck of Titanic

    03/16/2013 6:26:44 AM PDT · by scrabblehack · 18 replies
    newswer ^ | March 15, 2013 | Neal Colgrass
    A salt-stained violin that sank with the Titanic a century ago may soon come up for auction, the New York Post reports. Experts have authenticated the instrument, and say that bandmaster Wallace Hartley played it in the ship's final moments as he led his eight-member group in performing "Nearer, My God, to Thee." The violin turned up 10 days after the disaster, strapped to Hartley's body in a leather valise engraved with his initials. A gift from Hartley's fiancee, the violin had three owners before the current anonymous owner discovered it in his mother's attic seven years ago. "When we...
  • Musician's salt-stained violin emerges as the most important relic from the Titanic

    03/15/2013 3:36:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 3-15-13 | TARA PALMERI
    This violin was unsinkable. A rosewood violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley on the Titanic deck as the ship sank has been confirmed as authentic by investigators, and could soon be brought to auction. The cracked, water-damaged instrument is easily one of the most significant artifacts from the century-old tragedy. Hartley led seven other band members in hymns to calm passengers as they lined up for lifeboats. He and the other musicians went down with the ship while performing “Nearer, My God, To Thee.” “When we first saw the violin, we had to keep a lid on our excitement, because...
  • Titanic II: Exact Replica of Titanic to Sail Original Maiden Voyage in 2016

    03/04/2013 4:00:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 28, 2013 | Emily Sutherlin
    Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire, released the blueprints for the Titanic II on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Set to begin it's maiden voyage in 2016, and will travel the original Titanic's route from South Hampton, England to New York.
  • An Australian Billionaire Is Building A Nearly Exact Replica Of The Titanic

    02/27/2013 8:41:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Alex Davies
    Last year, rumors popped up that Australian billionaire Clive Palmer was working on cloning a dinosaur. Whatever happens to those plans, it's clear that Palmer has a taste for recreating the past. The 58-year-old, who made his fortune from natural resources like coal and iron, is now bringing the world's most famous ship back to life. In New York on Tuesday, he unveiled images of Titanic II, a replica of the ocean liner that sunk on its maiden voyage in 1912, claiming 1,502 lives. To offer 21st century cruise-goers the chance to sail on the Titanic, Palmer created the company...
  • Billionaire Has Plans to Build Titanic Replica

    02/26/2013 4:04:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 38 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 2/26/2013 | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY
    NEW YORK (AP) — What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016. Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship's namesake Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. He said construction is scheduled to start soon in China. Palmer said 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage, taking the original course from Southampton, England, to New York. He said people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous...
  • Titanic Discoverer Finds Evidence of Biblical Flood

    12/14/2012 9:10:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jeff Schapiro
    Ocean explorer Robert Ballard, who is responsible for the discovery of the Titanic shipwreck, says he may have discovered evidence of the Great Flood described in the Book of Genesis. Ballard is now on a mission to find evidence that the "mother of all floods" actually occurred, he told Christiane Amanpour of ABC News. "We went in there to look for the flood," he told ABC News. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed... The land that went under stayed under." The explorer's mission was prompted by research conducted...
  • Lexxtex - 276 - The Titanic "The Untold Story of its Mysterious Sinking"

    08/17/2012 11:21:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2012 | Uploaded by lexxtex
    Click link to watch. Time: 1:01:25
  • Titanic II to have 'safety deck': Australian tycoon

    07/17/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | July 16, 2012 | Madeleine Coorey
    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer Tuesday said his modern-day version of the Titanic will retain the first, second and third-class divisions of the original and include a new "safety" deck. Releasing the preliminary plans and drawings for the Titanic II, which is to be built in China, mining tycoon Palmer said the massive vessel would have the original nine decks plus an additional safety deck. "This is to ensure the vessel is fully compliant with the current regulations which require passenger ships to, as much as possible and practicable, keep the distance from the lifeboat launching area to the waterline as...
  • The Titanic of Talk Radio?

    07/12/2012 1:54:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 07/12/2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Has an iceberg named Limbaugh already started to sink the Huckabee show? Whatever happened to Mike Huckabee?OK.I confess, I never got the idea from the get go.A political idea that is a regular loser in the political marketplace was being marketed as a sure-fire winner in talk radio. And marketed is an understatement about all of the hype that swirled around this particular radio launch.To put names to this curious fantasy, the moderate Republican former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, was to take on Rush Limbaugh in a venture sponsored by the public company that is Cumulus Media.Not since...
  • German magazine Titanic attacks Pope Benedict XVI

    07/05/2012 7:17:45 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | July 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The German magazine Titanic, founded in 1979 by former contributors and editors of Pardon, a satirical monthly, after they had a series of conflicts with their publisher, is mocking Pope Benedict XVI and holding the Holy Father up to contempt by depicting him as a senile and incontinent person. See here. In our modern, paganistic world, the authority of the Holy Father is often challenged, openly defied and even rejected. The early Christians understood Peter's divinely appointed role. They understood that the Lord Jesus appointed Peter to be the guardian and teacher of the Church. They loved him, honored him...
  • Australian billionaire to build Titanic II

    05/01/2012 10:09:43 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-30-12
    A maverick Australian mining billionaire, Clive Palmer, plans to build the Titanic II and sail it from England to New York by the end of 2016. The replica of the ill-fated ship will be built at a Chinese shipyard and will sail on its maiden voyage accompanied by the Chinese navy. It will be powered by diesel rather than coal but will otherwise follow design plans approved by a historical research team and, like its predecessor, will have 840 rooms and nine decks. Asked whether the new ship could sink, Mr Palmer, Australia's fifth-richest person, said: "Of course it will...
  • Australian billionaire to build Titanic II

    04/29/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | April 29, 2012
    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...
  • Yes, Virginia, the Titanic was a real thing.

    04/16/2012 1:28:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies ^ | 4/16/2012 | DAVE McGINN
    Kids these days were sailing along through life just fine thinking that James Cameron’s 1997 epic Titanic was a grandiose, if cheesy, love story set on a fictional ship, but with all the news of the disaster’s 100th anniversary came the iceberg of truth – and embarrassing admissions such as this one: “I didn’t know Titanic actually happened, thought it was just a film.” That’s a real tweet, and there have been more like it this month. Enough, in fact, that a Tumblr feed has been created to collect them all. “Nobody told me titanic was real...? How am I...
  • The Man Who Missed The Boat

    04/16/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/16/2012 | Hanoch Teller
    Alma Hoyt paced back and forth on the sidewalk opposite 222 Central Park West, shifting the bulky parcel under her arm. In this classy upper Manhattan district, the names on the mansions were synonymous with New York City's famous cultural institutions and foundations -- Astor, Guggenheim, Huntington-Hartford, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt --- and the smell of "old money" hovered like a hot-air balloon over the clean, well-kept streets. Gone were the horse-drawn coaches and sputtering motor cars of a quarter of a century earlier, but the sights of Alma's youth passed before her eyes like flickering images in a nickelodeon. Governesses in...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Fata Morgana: A Possibly Titanic Mirage

    04/15/2012 7:49:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | April 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Did this mirage help sink the Titanic? The optical phenomenon called Fata Morgana can make strange shapes or a false wall of water appear above a watery horizon. When conditions are right, light reflecting off of cold water will be bent by an unusual layer of warm air above to arrive at the observer from several different angles. A conceptually comparable mirage can make a setting Sun appear strangely distorted or a distant pavement appear wet. One hundred years ago today, such a Fata Morgana mirage might have obscured real icebergs from the clear view of crew onboard the...
  • 'Titanic' Theme Song Makes Me Want To Throw Up, Kate Winslet Says

    04/15/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 15, 2012 | Rene Lynch
    'Titanic' Theme Song Makes Me Want To Throw Up, Kate Winslet Says By Rene Lynch April 15, 2012 And the Oscar for the most refreshingly candid actress goes to ... "Titanic" star Kate Winslet! Check out the above video of Winslet making the media rounds in advance of the re-release of "Titanic," the mega-blockbuster that made her a household name and earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Winslet had two options going into this interview. She could have done the whole Hollywood-smiley-face thing and gushed on and on about how the 1997 movie changed her life, about...
  • Jesuit’s Titanic photos resurface

    04/15/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies ^ | 4-11-12 | SARAH MACDONALD Catholic News Service
    Jesuit’s Titanic photos resurface   A telegram saved his life, but his photos were the inspiration for James Cameron’s movie. By SARAH MACDONALD Catholic News Service Courtesy Father Browne S.J. Collection | CNS This is one of a collection of photographs of the Titanic taken by the late Irish Jesuit Father Frank Browne. "Father Browne's Titanic Album" has been reprinted to mark the centenary of the demise of the massive liner. Father Browne became a prominent documentary photographer and a much-decorated chaplain in the British army in World War I.   DUBLIN — Commemorations of the sinking of the Titanic 100...
  • The untold story of the Titanic’s Catholic priest who went down hearing confessions

    04/15/2012 10:33:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Fri Apr 13, 2012 | by Patrick B. Craine
    Amidst all the tales of chivalry from the Titanic disaster there is one that’s not often told. It is that of Fr. Thomas Byles, the Catholic priest who gave up two spots on a lifeboat in favour of offering spiritual aid to the other victims as they all went down with the “unsinkable” vessel. A 42-year-old English convert, Fr. Byles was on his way to New York to offer the wedding Mass for his brother William. Reports suggest that he was reciting his breviary on the upper deck when the Titanic struck the iceberg in the twilight hours of Sunday,...
  • Titanic 100: The Essex priest who refused to leave passengers

    04/15/2012 10:30:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | April 14, 2012
    In the corner of a stained-glass window in a small Essex church is an inscription asking for people to pray for one of its former priests. It describes how he "earnestly devoted his last moments to the religious consolation of his fellow passengers".Father Thomas Byles, rector at St Helen's Roman Catholic church in Chipping Ongar for eight years, was among the 1,500 people to perish aboard the SS Titanic on 15 April 1912.This small memorial means his actions, which were praised by Pope Pius X, will never be forgotten by the parish he once served.'Spiritual sustenance'Father Byles, originally from Staffordshire,...
  • Prayers and silence mark Titanic centenary

    04/15/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    Cruise ship passengers and crew said prayers Sunday at the spot in the North Atlantic where the Titanic sank 100 years ago with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Passengers lined the decks of MS Balmoral, which has been retracing the route of the doomed voyage. After a moment of silence, three floral wreaths were cast onto the waves as the ship's whistle sounded in the dark.
  • The Priests Aboard (the) Titanic [Ecumenical]

    04/13/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | April 2012 | Louise Perrotta
    The Priests Aboard Titanic Four Stories of Faith, Courage, and Providence By: Louise Perrotta April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. The luxury liner hit an iceberg and sank five days into its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. Only 700 people survived, out of 2,200 passengers and crew. Titanic, called the first disaster of the media global age, has been commemorated in countless books, dozens of movies and TV series, and even a Broadway musical. The fascination lives on, and this year’s anniversary is being marked by numerous productions, exhibits,...
  • JOHN HARPER True Hero on the Titanic

    04/14/2012 8:18:06 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 10 replies
    The Titanic's Last Hero ^ | 4/14/2012 | Author Unknown.
    ......On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. The flares going off in the dark sky...