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Billionaire plans to build Titanic II Good Idea or BAD Idea?

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A new Titanic could be sailing the high seas within a few years.
Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer announced plans Monday to build an ultra-modern, luxury version of the ill-fated ocean liner in China.
 Titanic II
Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer. (AFP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
Palmer, one of the richest people in Australia with an estimated worth of more than $5 billion, said he had commissioned a state-owned Chinese company to construct Titanic II with the exact dimensions as the original.
 Titanic II
"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, according to AFP.

He said Titanic II would make its maiden voyage from England to New York in late 2016.

The news comes just two weeks after the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which hit an iceberg on its first voyage across the Atlantic on April 15, 1912, sending more than 1,500 people to their deaths.

"Titanic II will be the ultimate in comfort and luxury with on-board gymnasiums and swimming pools, libraries, high class restaurants and luxury cabins," Palmer said.
The cost of the new ship was not disclosed.

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  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/04/30 14:24:08
    Bad Idea
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +5
    Personally I'm not superstitious but many people are and I'm sure there are many who wouldn't set foot on a boat named Titanic, Lusitania, or Poseidon.

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  • wtxwoman 2012/05/01 15:37:51
    My Idea
    wtxwoman
    It's his money, he can do what he wants to with it.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/01 12:32:12
    Bad Idea
    Lady Whitewolf
    Coudln't have used all that moeny for something USEFUL???

    Aspca?
    Habitat for Humanity?
    Feed the Children?
    A local food pantry?
    Make some JOBS???

    Could probably think of more given the time!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Lady Wh... 2012/05/01 13:55:26
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    1% only cares about the 1% so they build a luxury ship for the 1%
  • Lady Wh... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/02 09:37:39
    Lady Whitewolf
    True that!
  • rosesvengeance BN-0 2012/05/01 08:05:55
    Good Idea
    rosesvengeance BN-0
    sounds cool to me. I would like to take a trip on a replica of the Titanic, I think it would be fun. Also I don't believe that it will be "cursed" or have bad luck just because it is a replica or because it's named Titanic.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/05/01 00:30:44
    Bad Idea
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    They should just leave it be.
  • Tomus Megalomania 2012/04/30 20:18:48 (edited)
    Bad Idea
    Tomus Megalomania
    +1
    He said it will be a tribute to honor the builders of the first. So why is he building it in China? Just a cheap way to turn a profit.
  • Mrkando 2012/04/30 20:11:52
    Good Idea
    Mrkando
    +1
    The cruise industry is a very big business. This will add a new dimension to cruising and once people get past the fear of what might happen, it will be popular. The only down side to it may be the price of admission. It will indeed be a luxury liner and that will price many people out of the running. If I could afford it I would love to take a trip on it.
  • misterz 2012/04/30 16:10:35
    My Idea
    misterz
    +1
    It is his money to spend how he likes. I would sign up for the crossing - not that I am superstious (sp.?) or anything....but....I would go in drag in first class only.... funny drag queen
  • D.C. Willis 2012/04/30 16:06:33
    My Idea
    D.C. Willis
    +1
    Hope he upgrades more then navigation systems. The original seemed to crack like and egg shell. :-)
  • Kezzi Rose Lavigne Biersack 2012/04/30 15:03:20
    Bad Idea
    Kezzi Rose Lavigne Biersack
    +2
    Bad idea
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/04/30 14:24:08
    Bad Idea
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +5
    Personally I'm not superstitious but many people are and I'm sure there are many who wouldn't set foot on a boat named Titanic, Lusitania, or Poseidon.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Chris- ... 2012/04/30 14:24:58
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +3
    its best in general to not name a Ship after a God
  • Chris- ... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/04/30 14:27:21
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +3
    Perhaps. I certainly don't know all that goes on in the universe. Why tempt fate?
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Chris- ... 2012/04/30 14:35:04
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +4
    I just find it funny that Neptune the Roman name for Poseidon
    is a Gas Giant funny neptune roman poseidon gas giant
    Neptune's blue color is largely the result of absorption of red light by methane in the atmosphere but there is some additional as-yet-unidentified chromophore which gives the clouds their rich blue tint.

    Like Jupiter and Saturn, Neptune has an internal heat source -- it radiates more than twice as much energy as it receives from the Sun.

    Moons of Neptune Naiad,Galatea , Thalassa, and Despina Recently have been found to contain Ice and possible Water
  • ☽✪☾Goddess~Worshiper☥ 2012/04/30 14:21:05
    Bad Idea
    ☽✪☾Goddess~Worshiper☥
    +1
    At least change the name.. It is cursed. I will NEVER ride any boat that says Titanic..
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/30 14:21:04
    My Idea
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Just DON'T call it "unsinkable".
  • Mz Understood 2012/04/30 14:14:55
    Bad Idea
    Mz Understood
    +3
    Sometimes it's best not to temp fate.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Mz Unde... 2012/04/30 14:16:27
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +3
    any ship named Titan or Titanic has been sunk

    Poseidon Doesn't like the Titans

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