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Author:  Newsbot [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  U.S. challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic's rad

Title: U.S. challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic's radio
Category: World
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2020-06-09 16:24:49

Author:  CharlesAnthony [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm ]
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This is great news!
Maybe if the U.S.gov succeeds at blocking the expedition, youngsters will get curious enough to investigate the rest of the old story on their own.

Author:  Tricks [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.S. challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic's rad

Interesting, what's more important, salvaging a piece of history from the wreck, or respecting sanctity of the wreck essentially being a tomb for hundreds of lives lost.

Author:  xerxes [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:59 pm ]
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There's already been a ton of items salvaged from the wreck. What's one more at this point? It's not a war grave.

Author:  BartSimpson [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:15 pm ]
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xerxes wrote:
There's already been a ton of items salvaged from the wreck. What's one more at this point? It's not a war grave.


Agreed.

Me, I'd just pay the Russians to go get it. Not like they give a fuck about US courts, right?

Author:  CharlesAnthony [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:19 pm ]
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Tricks wrote:
Interesting, what's more important, salvaging a piece of history from the wreck,
Great question!
I think it should be answered by anybody or and their descendants who may have a legal claim. Where I live, there is no statute of limitations on certain things.

Regardless, the ocean is salty. With enough time, the interesting-but-false choice you offer will dissolve away forever.

Author:  Tricks [ Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:25 pm ]
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xerxes wrote:
There's already been a ton of items salvaged from the wreck. What's one more at this point? It's not a war grave.

I think most of those haven't needed to actually affect the ship. There is a chance they need to cut away pieces of it in this case.

Author:  llama66 [ Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:35 am ]
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Fuck that. It's a grave for the 1514 people who perished when she sank. We don't pilfer cemeteries for "artifacts", and this isn't archaeology because we know it's there. Leave it the fuck alone.

Dr. Ballard has said revealing it's location was one of his greatest mistakes. I'll never forgive James Cameron for making a goddamned love story about it.

Author:  CDN_PATRIOT [ Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:35 am ]
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I'm not sure how I feel about this.

I've been an avid Titanic historical buff since I was a kid, and while I do agree it's a grave site for those who perished, we can't overlook the fact that the ship herself is deteriorating badly, and may turn to dust in the next few decades.

Because many artifacts have already been brought up to the surface, it's changed my perception on how to view the ship. As much as I think she should be left alone, should we not try to preserve more of her history before it's too late?

I would think that those who perished would want their stories to keep being told so that no one ever forgets about the Titanic and her legend, or repeat the arrogant mistakes that were made on that fateful night in 1912.

-J.

Author:  llama66 [ Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:16 am ]
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If the Marconi Machine comes up, to quote Indiana Jones... "It belongs in a museum"

Author:  CDN_PATRIOT [ Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:31 pm ]
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llama66 wrote:
If the Marconi Machine comes up, to quote Indiana Jones... "It belongs in a museum"


Indeed. Providing there's enough left of it.



-J.

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