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Billionaire to Rebuild the 'Titanic!


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#1    Yamato

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

An Australian tycoon is building an exact replica of the ill-fated 'Titanic.' They'll even sail the same doomed 1912 route. What Could Go Wrong?

NEW YORK — 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 vessels in history.

http://xfinity.comca...itanic.Replica/

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Titanic.....made in China.......no thanks.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

I want some disgruntled former worker of his to be all 'I'll get him!' and then carve a iceberg or pilot one(:3) and ram it into the new ship.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

I heard about that somewhere before. If it did ever come to pass, it would be the first ever really big cruise ship ever built in China, I believe. They turn out cargo ships by the dozen, but I do wonder if this might be a bit of an over-ambitious step. Though it would be nice to see a ship that didn't look like a floating parking garage or block of holiday apartments, it dioes rather look as if it's going to have "tawdry" stamped all over it, doesn't it.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

CHINA?????  if he wants to do it right, do it in Belfast, or has the BILLIONAIRE got a cheap rate off the Chinese?

I can see it now, replica mini Titanics  souvenirs  for sale with made in China written on the bottom of it, just like the souvenirs for the LONDON olympics!!!

Edited by freetoroam, 27 February 2013 - 06:49 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 27 February 2013 - 06:44 PM, said:

CHINA?????  if he wants to do it right, do it in Belfast.
Sometimes cheaper is righter.  I'm pretty sure this is one of those times.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

View PostYamato, on 27 February 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:

Sometimes cheaper is righter.  I'm pretty sure this is one of those times.
No, I think this would have been a golden opportunity to give the Global Economy a good kick in the balls and begin to get back to a world where Cheap does not always rule. But this looks like it's going to be tacky, tacky, tacky, so China probably is the right place for it.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

View PostYamato, on 27 February 2013 - 06:50 PM, said:

Sometimes cheaper is righter.  I'm pretty sure this is one of those times.

Yes, I am sure the BILLIONAIRE needs to get a cheaper rate, thats probably why he is a BILLIONAIRE. Does he even know where it was build? probably does not even care!!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

This guy probably owns the sweatshop boat yard where they're building it so he can borrow the money from himself and make it all back selling tickets.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

I guess Australia's economy is doing so well no one there needs the jobs its would bring.  Maybe the Aussies should seize his bank accounts.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

View PostHilander, on 27 February 2013 - 07:02 PM, said:

I guess Australia's economy is doing so well no one there needs the jobs its would bring.  Maybe the Aussies should seize his bank accounts.
I doubt he even has his bank accounts there, they will be Swiss.

I wonder if the ticket prices will be the same as then too?



he has said:
"I want to spend the money I've got before I die," he said. "You might as well spend it, not leave it to the kids to spend, there will be enough left for them anyway."

So why skimp on it and not do it in his own country or in Ireland instead of helping out the Chinese?

Edited by freetoroam, 27 February 2013 - 07:12 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

Seem's like a disaster waiting to happen....

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

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They do not mess about these Chinese, its ready!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

I definitely won't be a passenger on that boat ride.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Made in China :td:

Bet it turns up wrong and wont go together like the instructions say !

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