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Russia May Soon Ban Movies That “Demonize” Their Country But Luckily Titanic and Original Star Wars Okay

Yesterday I wrote about how North Korea rigidly controls access to foreign media by banning them completely. Of course it has resulted in a large black market for western movies. Russia, which has slipped back into Czarist autocracy,now wants to … Continue reading

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Titanic Musings

Titanic Film Helps Kid Realize North Korea Is Not A Good Place To Live When Park Yeon-mi was nine years old, a friend’s mother was executed in public for lending a South Korean movie to a friend. North Korea enforces … Continue reading

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Sunday Titanic Musings

The Iceberg Comes For You Some months back there was a news report about a new study on icebergs. It revealed that 1912 was an exceptional year for icebergs with higher than average numbers of them about in the North … Continue reading

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Titanic Musings-Binoculars

Question: Would Titanic lookouts having binoculars made a difference? Short answer Likely the same outcome. Long answer The question of binoculars has always been an issue. Binoculars work best in lighted and semi lighted environments. However on dark moonless nights … Continue reading

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Friday Musings

Hobbies are great things to have. They help us from being bored and sitting around the television or the computer all day. Traditional ones like stamp or coin collecting sometimes lead to bigger things. Or in the case of John … Continue reading

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Chessboard Made From Titanic Wood Sold At Auction

News-Antique.com is reporting that a chessboard made from Titanic wood sold for $16,385 at auction on 23 Jul 2014 by auctioneers Philip Weiss Auctions. The chessboard was made by William Parker, carpenter aboard the SS Minia, one of four ships … Continue reading

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From the Titanic Legal Files: School Sued Over Titanic Experiment

In October 2012 Lisa McVey, a teacher at Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville, Delaware, conducted a science experiment in her seventh-grade class. The experiment involved learning how cold it was the night Titanic sank in 1912. Students … Continue reading

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SS Eastland: Titanic Regulations Had An Impact

Marian Cheatham, writing for Chicago Now, recently opined that regulations enacted after Titanic had a consqeuence. The consequence was that ships that were not designed for the extra weight or had stability issues would have problems. The SS Eastland was … Continue reading

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Sunday Titanic News

1. Bideford Blacksmith Is A Walking Titanic ‘Encyclopaedia‘(2 Aug 2014,North Devon Journal) A former shipbuilder is creating “fireworks” with iron in a workshop at Bideford’s Pannier Market. Michael Burton, 56, is part of a long line of his family to … Continue reading

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Blue Star Line: Titanic II in 2018

[Correction 21 July 2014-In my haste in writing this up I noted "it seems they let people continue to believe might be launched this year all the while covering themselves in this release." Of course it will not be launched … Continue reading

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