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Brave Passengers Can Ride “Titanic II” Starting in 2022

Would you be brave enough to step foot on the ship?

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Just in time for the spooky and macabre season surrounding Halloween, news out of Dubai looks to resurrect one of history’s most heartbreaking moments.

In 1912, nearly 1,500 men, women, and children found themselves moving on to the next life after their cruise on the Titanic’s maiden voyage was cut short by catastrophe.  The ship herself would become the thing of legend after striking an iceberg and sinking dramatically to the murky depths of the frozen North Atlantic.  She was considered “unsinkable” by the company who created her, and was believed to be the most technologically advanced ship in the world at the time of the accident.

To add further fright, a team of scientists reached the Titanic’s wreckage in 1985, providing the world with a glimpse of the dark depths and jagged edges of her precarious position nearly 13,000 feet below the surface.

Now, for the brave of heart, a replica of the ill-fated ship is preparing to set sail in 2022.

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A replica of the infamous ship dubbed the Titanic II is set to make its first voyage in 2022, thanks to Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who’s fronting a group called Blue Star Line.

Blue Star Line is trying to create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while adding modern safety procedures and 21st century technology.

It will welcome 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, which is almost the exact same number on board the boat that sank in 1912.

The group even provides video updates on the ship’s progress:

The ship’s frist voyage will be from Dubai to England, and, from there, Titanic II will resume the service that her previous incarnation was originally destined for:  A jaunt across the same cold, North Atlantic vastness between England and New York.

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CNN Opens Investigation into Chris Cuomo After Bombshell Revelation Drops

The network’s statement was highly unsatisfactory.

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CNN’s primetime pairing of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo is quite rare.  You see, nowhere else can you find two consecutive “infotainment” shows hosted by men of such shamelessness.

For those not in the know:  Don Lemon is facing allegations of ugly sexual harassment in which the host was purported to have stuffed his hand down his pants and then asked a man to smell his fingers, complete with a threatening inquisition as to what sort of genitalia that man prefers.

Chris Cuomo, who had previously been criticized for using his media resources to help craft a PR strategy for his grope-y ex-governor of a brother, is now facing another similarly distasteful accusation.

CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office.

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While Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals, the records show that his role in helping the then-governor was much larger and more intimate than previously known.

And the act was blatant.

Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use.

“Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew Cuomo attempted to kiss a woman, Anna Ruch, in an unwanted advance at a wedding, Chris Cuomo texted DeRosa: “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”

CNN, whose very existence is dependent upon editorialized knee-jerk reactions suggested that they’d need a few days to assess the situation before casting any sort of castigation in Cuomo’s direction.

CNN’s primetime pairing of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo is quite rare.  You see, nowhere else can you find two consecutive “infotainment” shows hosted by men of such shamelessness. For those not in the know:  Don Lemon is facing allegations of ugly sexual harassment in which the host was purported to have stuffed his hand down his pants and then asked a man to smell his fingers, complete with a threatening inquisition as to what sort of genitalia that man prefers. Chris Cuomo, who had previously been criticized for using his media resources to help craft a PR strategy for his grope-y ex-governor of a brother, is now facing another similarly distasteful accusation. CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office. While Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals, the records show that his role in helping the then-governor was much larger and more intimate than previously known. And the act was blatant. Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use. “Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew…

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Tiananmen Square ‘Simpsons’ Episode Goes Missing in Hong Kong

China is now exporting their cultural censorship abroad, in alarming new ways.

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When it comes to being an international superpower, perhaps the most important asset that a nation can harbor is leverage…with or without good will.

For the United States, there are plenty of factors that combine to make us the world stage’s premier actor:  Our economy, our military, and our culture, all of which are exported to other nations in one way or another.

For Russia, it’s their shamelessness and ruthlessness, combined with their willingness to exert their potent military assets in places where they know that they’ll be ostracized for it.

But for China, it’s the exploitation of their population.  Not only does the Communist regime allow for the labor force to work for pennies in dangerously under-regulated industries, but the buying power of the Chinese people has long been one of the most potent weapons in Beijing’s arsenal.

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Of course, to keep the Chinese people happy, their leaders censor and distort reality, in an effort to further hone the ability to exploit them for influence around the world. This means that those under Chinese rule may not have any idea about the atrocities that the CCP regularly commits against them.

More worrisome still is the fact that China seems to be exporting this exploitation to locales that do not pledge allegiance to Beijing.

An episode of The Simpsons in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to concerns about mainland China-style censorship in the city.

The Hong Kong version started streaming earlier this month and eagle-eyed customers soon noticed the conspicuous absence of The Simpsons episode 12 of season 16.

First airing in 2005, the episode features the family’s trip to China in which matriarch Marge Simpson’s sister tries to adopt a baby.

In one scene, the Simpsons are at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the site of a deadly 1989 crackdown against democracy protesters. The cartoon shows a sign there that reads “On this site, in 1989, nothing happened” — a satirical nod to China’s campaign to purge memories of what happened.

It then shows Marge’s sister standing before a tank, referencing the famous photo from the Tiananmen crackdown of a lone man standing in front of a tank.

Later in the episode, the subject of Tibet was broached as well, which is undoubtedly something that China doesn’t wish to speak about publicly.

This is far from the first time that China has used their population’s economic power as a deterrent against criticism, having briefly, (but effectively), boycotted the NBA after staff for one of the teams made a social media post in support of Hong Kong’s independence.

When it comes to being an international superpower, perhaps the most important asset that a nation can harbor is leverage…with or without good will. For the United States, there are plenty of factors that combine to make us the world stage’s premier actor:  Our economy, our military, and our culture, all of which are exported to other nations in one way or another. For Russia, it’s their shamelessness and ruthlessness, combined with their willingness to exert their potent military assets in places where they know that they’ll be ostracized for it. But for China, it’s the exploitation of their population.  Not only does the Communist regime allow for the labor force to work for pennies in dangerously under-regulated industries, but the buying power of the Chinese people has long been one of the most potent weapons in Beijing’s arsenal. Of course, to keep the Chinese people happy, their leaders censor and distort reality, in an effort to further hone the ability to exploit them for influence around the world. This means that those under Chinese rule may not have any idea about the atrocities that the CCP regularly commits against them. More worrisome still is the fact that China seems to be exporting this exploitation to locales that do not pledge allegiance to Beijing. An episode of The Simpsons in which the cartoon American family visit Tiananmen Square is missing from the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong, adding to concerns about mainland China-style censorship in the city. The Hong Kong version started streaming earlier this month and eagle-eyed customers soon noticed the conspicuous absence of The Simpsons episode 12 of season 16. First airing in 2005, the episode features the family’s trip to China in which matriarch Marge Simpson’s sister tries to adopt a baby. In one scene, the Simpsons…

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