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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:47

It could be a legal issue, but the most common tactic around those is to fly the flag of some country that has no standards.


No doubt and knowing his track record, that is exactly what he'll do.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:50

I can't believe that companies are still manufacturing stuff in China... Governments should stop that for real. If every country prefers their own country to manufacture then there won't be as high unemployment as there is right now. There are lots of people looking for a job yet companies are still in for China... Just because it is cheap there...Yeah, help China become the biggest economy ever by 2020...

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:53

I don't think we could even build a cruise ship like that, and Clive is going to go with the cheapest builder, which basically rules out doing it local.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:57

I can't believe that companies are still manufacturing stuff in China... Governments should stop that for real. If every country prefers their own country to manufacture then there won't be as high unemployment as there is right now. There are lots of people looking for a job yet companies are still in for China... Just because it is cheap there...Yeah, help China become the biggest economy ever by 2020...


Wal*mart would go out of business.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:58

The Titanic sank more than a century ago. The white star line went defunct in 1934 anyway but even if they hadn't I'm pretty sure the patent would have expired by now.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:00

Actually from what I read.

If they had followed the original plans the following would have some effect on the sinking:

The bulk head doors would have extended up to the ball room (which were taken off due to looks two floors below it so it would look better for the rich people quarters)
There was supposed to be a filler material in-between the hulls.
The rivets in the ice breaker were one quality under original specs. (this was done to save money)

Now they have newer technologies and also better radar that possibly now they could avoid the ice.

I personally would not want to be on a boat named after one that SANK.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:01

Clive Palmer is a jackass.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:03

Yeah I'm guessing the safety regs will make some changes necessary but from what I gather it's still going to be as close to the original as they possibly can make it. I think it would be a very interesting experience.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:06

I can't believe that companies are still manufacturing stuff in China... Governments should stop that for real. If every country prefers their own country to manufacture then there won't be as high unemployment as there is right now. There are lots of people looking for a job yet companies are still in for China... Just because it is cheap there...Yeah, help China become the biggest economy ever by 2020...

Um if everything you own was made in the US you wouldn't be able to afford half of it. People in China get paid $2 a DAY, in America those same people would be making at least $8 an hour + benefits. Then you'd get unions who'd increase their wages too.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:06

Yeah I'm guessing the safety regs will make some changes necessary but from what I gather it's still going to be as close to the original as they possibly can make it. I think it would be a very interesting experience.


And this time it looks like Carnival is not going to be first choice in cruise liners now. So the money is out there now for new upstarts after the fiasco recently.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:11

Also a fair point

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:11

I sure hope they have a few backup plans in place just in case something happens...

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:15

I sure hope they have a few backup plans in place just in case something happens...


This time I am sure the regulations are going to be where there is more Life Vests, Life Boats, than necessary as well as not overcrowding the boat. I read somewhere they were about 40 passengers over the recommended safety limit. Not to mention there is improved communication equipment as well as satellite communication in case they go down.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:17

I sure hope they have a few backup plans in place just in case something happens...


Although with the Costa Concordia and the more recent accident ships are in the news again, these days cruise ships are incredibly safe. The most unsafe vessels are car ferries and even in those cases safety is improving.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:23

Um if everything you own was made in the US you wouldn't be able to afford half of it. People in China get paid $2 a DAY, in America those same people would be making at least $8 an hour + benefits. Then you'd get unions who'd increase their wages too.


Well those companies sell everything they produce to other countries two times higher than they are in the US anyway so it wouldn't make a lot difference. An iPhone 5 in Turkey is 2,000 dollars and it's 650 dollars in the US. There's a huge difference. I'm pretty sure they can sell the iPhone half price here since they make lots of profits in other countries.



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