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  • 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, Sunday’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 night’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 night’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 Hollywoods 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. Shes an objectified icon, and its just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!...

    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 ^ | January 5, 2017 | Submitted by Andrew Napolitano via
    Over the New Years weekend, President Barack Obamas 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...
  • What sank the Titanic? New documentary claims fire weakened hull

    01/05/2017 1:48:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:41PM | Staff
    Did an intense fire on board R.M.S. Titanic lead to one of the worst disaster's in maritime history? A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage. Titanic, which at the time of its sinking in 1912 was the biggest ship afloat, hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14 and went down with the loss of about 1,500...
  • New Documentary Provides Evidence Corporate Greed, Not Act of God, Sunk Titanic

    01/01/2017 4:47:58 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    Sputniknews ^ | 02.01.2017 | Staff
    [snip] Molony, who has been studying the Titanic for 30 years, examined rarely seen photographs taken by Titanic's chief electrical engineer before it left the shipyard to identify black marks left by the fire on the front right-hand side of the ship's hull. The photos came to light in a recent private auction, The Sun reports. They show 30-foot long black streaks just where the iceberg would later strike. "We appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast," Molony said. He notes that there is a "myth" of...
  • Huge fire ripped through Titanic before it struck iceberg, fresh evidence suggests

    01/01/2017 7:31:23 AM PST · by Buttons12 · 98 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/31/16 | Telegraph Reporters
    The sinking of the largest ship ever built, the Titanic, may owe as much to a enormous fire onboard as it did to a gigantic iceberg, it has been claimed... ...fresh evidence that the Titanics hull may have been crippled by a massive blaze that burned unchecked for almost three weeks immediately behind the spot where it was later pierced.
  • Work begins on 116million life-size replica of the TITANIC in China which will allow visitors [tr]

    12/01/2016 7:29:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rachel Burford
    The construction of a controversial 116million life-size replica of the Titanic began in China yesterday. A keel-laying ceremony and fireworks marked the start of work in the southwestern Sichuan province. The replica plans sparked controversy when it was announced the design would include a simulation of the iceberg crash that sank the original ship in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Some 1,500 people died in the disaster.
  • 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 Titanics 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 Camerons Titanic movie, she held on for...
  • Titanics 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 submarines wreckage, showing how bombs dropped by Cpt Claudius crew successfully sunk the attacker U-166. ........