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NOW WAIT JUST A MOTHERFUCKING MINUTE
I am sick and tired of people hating on this guy.
1. They had no fucking binoculars. They were lost before the ship set sale.
2. There was no fucking moon.
3. It was fucking cold outside.
4. There were no waves, wind, anything to show a break in the ocean where an iceberg would be.
YOU TRY LOOKING FOR A FUCKING ICEBERG IN THOSE CONDITIONS.
And that’s not all. There are so many factors that had nothing to do with Fleet.
1. The boat was going WAY TOO FUCKING FAST for the dangerous conditions they were in.
2. The boat’s rudder is too fucking small and so it doesn’t make sharp turns.
3. If the boat would have collided head on, only the water tight air compartments on the front would have been ruptured, and everybody would have been fine. But instead the crew tried to turn, but because the boat can’t make sharp turns, it hit and scraped all along the side of the boat, rupturing all the water tight air compartments on that side.
And Fleet went through horrible survivor’s guilt for the rest of his life, and eventually committed suicide.
SO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND QUIT BLAMING FLEET!
I studied the Titanic. Every single book I read about it made a point of showing why the lookouts were not to blame for this tragedy. They did the job to the best of their abilities but they were not given any equipment and the conditions made it impossible for the human eye to detect that iceberg in time. The persons responsible for the tragedy are the execs at White Star Line who didn’t provide the lookouts with binoculars and thought it was a waste of money to buy enough life boats for every passenger
This is a prime example of business leaders cutting corners and risking public safety
We learned this in history, it’s actually the captain’s fault. HE NEVER EVEN MADE THE PASSENGERS PRACTICE AN EVACUATION PROCEDURE.
Your history class lied to you, it wasn’t the captain’s fault.
The captain could have run drills every hour but that wouldn’t change the fact that the life boats had a maximum capacity of 1,178 passengers and there were 2,228 people on board.The Titanic could have held 60 life boats. The chief designer recommended they have at least 48. White Star Line said no because they didn’t want the added expense and it would have spoiled the view for 1st class customers. They only allowed 20 life boats.
Another hurdle for the crew was that 1st and 2nd class passengers refused to evacuate (White Star guidelines said the crew couldn’t load 3rd class, 1st and 2nd were the priority). White Star Line had encouraged people to say the ship was unsinkable. Passengers heard it so much that they believed it and wouldn’t accept that they were in danger. The crew kept telling them to head to the life boats but the passengers ignored them It took an hour to get the first life boat launched because no one would get in. Running an evacuation drill wouldn’t have helped much because the passengers didn’t believe they needed to evacuate. It would be like if a school fire alarm went off but every student believed the building was fireproof so they stayed in their seats. Practicing fire drills wont save lives if people ignore the alarm during a real fire. Once the passengers accepted that they needed to line up for a life boat things moved more smoothly but by then there wasn’t enough time to fill all the boats, only 16 got launched and some weren’t filled to capacity
The only people responsible for this are the owners of White Star Line. They ignored passenger safety, didn’t provide basic safety equipment to the crew, and let the ship sail on the faith that the hulls would protect it from sinking. They knew that it wasn’t unsinkable, they’d been informed of multiple scenarios that could cause the Titanic to go down, but they decided it was an acceptable risk
The only people responsible for this are the owners of White Star Line.
I was under the impression that the ship was going much, much faster than was advisable for the conditions. Did the Owners of the White Star Line set the speed as well and force the captain at gun point to maintain it?
The speed he was going at was standard for passenger ships in that part of the Atlantic during that time of year. It was also standard to receive a few iceberg warnings, alter your course, but maintain speed, which is exactly what he did. The initial claim that Captain Smith should have reduced speed/altered course came from the fact that the Californian had sent a message that there was an iceberg directly in their path, but during the investigation it became known that none of the Titanic’s officers ever received that message. The telegraph on board was owned by an independent company, Marconi, who employed their own operators. Part of their duties were to deliver warning messages to the captain but the one from the Californian was overlooked. The Marconi employees were highly trained in wireless coding and tended to forget that other ships didn’t know as much as they did. They saw a ship to ship message coming in that wasn’t coded as a priority warning and responded with “Shut up! Shut up! I am busy” because they were being overwhelmed with passenger messages. Because the warning wasn’t coded how they expected it to be coded they didn’t pay attention to it and the warning was never delivered to the bridge. There were more icebergs in the water than was standard for that time of yer but Captain Smith had no way of knowing that. The warnings he received weren’t out of the ordinary and most captains would have maintained speed.
People like to say that if the ship had been going slower the crash might have been avoided but it probably would have hit even at reduced speed because the lookouts couldn’t see the iceberg in time. If the lookouts had binoculars the crash might have been avoided. If the telegraph operators had delivered the message the crash might have been avoided. If the Californian had code the message properly the crash might have been avoided. People have been playing the blame game for years but there are so many variables that no one person is to blame for the crash happening and changing one thing probably wouldn’t have prevented it. The tragedy about the Titanic isn’t the crash, it’s how many lives were needlessly lost. 3rd class were locked below deck and left to die because there weren’t enough life boats. Many in 1st and 2nd class never made it off because there weren’t enough life boats. Most of the crew went down with the ship because there weren’t enough life boats. There weren’t enough life boats because White Star Line didn’t put enough on board. However the owner of White Star line, who was on the Titanic’s maiden voyage, did make it into a life boat
The spread of the black death.
Poland is the old new Madagascar.
If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.
Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!
Michele Ferrero died today, 14th February 2015, at the age of 89. He was one of the richest Italians according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index and the founder of the Fondazione Ferrero in 1983, which cared after ex-employees and promoted cultural and artistic activities.
A list of the Ferrero products he invented:
- Mon Chéri (1956)
- Kinder Chocolate (1968)
- Nutella (1964)
- Tic Tac (1969)
- Kinder Surprise or Kinder Eggs (1974)
- Ferrero Rocher (1982)
Bless the founder of Kinder Chocolate
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