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Original article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/18/news/companies/ak-47-kalashnikov/index.html?hpt=hp_t4
By Shaun N.
A councillor and magistrate has refused to resign for posing with an AK-47 rifle and posting a picture on Twitter.
In my opinion even though he was not on official business, on holiday which was 7000 miles away and not actually breaking any laws he is still a council official that needs to uphold a certain standard and if he thinks it is OK to pose for a picture holding an AK-47 and then posting it on Twitter he is a very silly man.
I think he should resign.
At a Tuesday press event in New York, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line shipping company, unveiled blueprints for his company's planned Titanic II. It's an exact replica of the haunted 1912 cruise liner that ... well, you've seen the movie.
Palmer claims Titanic II will be the safest cruise ship in the world when it sets sail in 2016 from Southampton, England, bound for New York, following the ill-fated Titanic's original planned route.
The press event, held at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, was part of an ongoing campaign to promote the Titanic II launch. Blue Star held a Titanic II Gala Dinner at the Venetian in Macau this month to drum up interest among wealthy Chinese.
Palmer has commissioned a Chinese shipyard to build the replica.
The mining magnate won't say exactly how much money he's sunk into the project, but he doesn't appear worried about those who might be leery about boarding such a dubiously named vessel. Palmer says he's received offers of up to $1 million for passage on the ship's maiden voyage.