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Russian Oil Magnate Launches $490 Million Luxury Yacht

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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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Russian Oil Magnate Launches $490 Million Luxury Yacht


www.foxnews.com

The largest, most expensive private yacht in history — complete with its own swimming pool, mini-submarine and missile defense system — may soon be coming to a marina near you.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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While everyone deals with their alternate reality, so to, do other people live an alternate reality.

Perhaps this is what its all about, perhaps conspiracy enthusiasts are the ones who have no idea, perhaps we all live in our fantasy world. But when something like the above image cruises into your port, you the begin to feel the impact of what the world is like outside the confines of your home.

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 15-6-2009 by tristar]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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I have taken the liberty to post the entire article


The $490 million Eclipse is the latest display of wealth from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the U.K.’s Daily Mail newspaper reported. The yacht is chock full of safety features for the Chelsea soccer team boss, including Abramovich’s armor-plated master suite and the bullet-proof windows. The submarine doubles as an escape pod.

Onlookers could only stare in awe as the mega-boat departed from the Blohn and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, the Daily Mail reported.

At 557 feet long, the ship overshadows the next-largest luxury yacht, a 525-footer owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, according to the Mail.

The ship will be the fourth yacht in Abramovich’s fleet, the paper reported. He has often used his yachts to entertain prospective Chelsea soccer players and powerful British bankers. His latest baby is due to be complete by 2010.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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I cannot relate to the profligacy of spending nearly a half-billion dollars on your FOURTH yacht.

Especially considering you can only ride in one yacht at a time.


And this one is weaponized!!!???

Whatever.

[edit on 15-6-2009 by Maxmars]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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a 557ft yacht? I wonder if he is making up for something? As long as he is happy, I guess that is all that matters. At least he is giving the ship makers some work. Maybe they will be able to afford to put gas in their cars.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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There HAS to be a GOD and a FINAL ACCOUNT of one's life.

Can you imagine being shown the SUFFERING you could have relieved with 500 million dollars???

Think "the watch scene" in Schindler's List, TIMES 1 MILLION.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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But why should he be held accountable, it is the people who elect who ever to govern their lives. He applies the same laws as the politicians do, the only difference is, he does not speak to the public but to a board and bankers.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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Hahah LOL..........keyword "British Bankers". Russia has been in bed with the NWO for decades. The Cold War was all smoke and mirrors. These guys are all two sides of the same coin. Keep the people divided with the various "isms" while they reap the rewards of a divided people and a divided world. The mantra for capitalism is as bad as the mantra against socialism/fascism/socialism. Balance is the key.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Yes, he is not the only one who lives this high off the hog. I'm sure the extreme poverty ordinary Russians have endured during their entire history are partly to blame but their new money guard is sick with spending. Not to mention the last four generations were essentially institutionalized under the Communists, I don't think they have a clue when it comes to individual decision making having worked with a couple of former Soviets. They are obsessed with money more than any of the "evil" capitalists, that is for sure. Then again, if you lived in a country where armored cars and mafia assassinations were the norm, who is to say don't live it up? The armored boat did provide jobs but the munitions are a sign of the sickness!



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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I am in no way thinking that this guy is doing the right thing with his billions, but as a wise man once said, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone."-J.C.

If we condemn the wealthy for being rich, what is the point of trying to better yourself? Just so someone else can piss and moan about YOUR money and how you spend it?

This is not intended as a personal attack on you, you just happened to be the first one to post this point. I wish I could win the lottery so I can find out if I would measure up to MY expectations. I won't be throwing any rocks in my lifetime.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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He and three other' did purchase subs from the Russian army and the do commute with them when the travel to an from Russia. Naturally they only dock in military ports and with escorts throughout their underwater business trips. Lets face it they are considered a national resource.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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He can whatever he want with his money. Who are you to blame him?
Can you imagine being shown the SUFFERING you could have relieved with the price of a internet connection, a house, a car ???
Ah yes, double standard



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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So the TLDR of this is that dude craps money like its going out of style and how has what amounts to his own miniature navy? Where do I have to sign up to fall into heaps of cash like that, I could certainly use a few dump truck loads of 100 dollar bills.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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I'd wager the Sheikh in Dubai now goes and gets an even bigger yacht...

Can you even imagine the kind of world view one must have when that rich? Surely, you would feel far and above from "normal" people...and likely really feel that the Universe exists only to suit your whims....

How do you even appreciate what you have when that rich? No pity from me though, I'd love to find out, hehe....

He probably thinks he's some kind of James Bond villain....muhahaha!!!!

M: "Good evening 007, are you familiar with this man?"
(shows pic)

007: "Ah yes, Roman Abramovich, Russian shipping magnate...I heard he bought a new boat from the Germans recently..."

M: "Correct 007, we'd like you to infiltrate his yacht, the Eclipse, and learn if there is any connection between Mr. Abamovich and that arms sale you disrupted this morning..."

007: "Of course, he throws some excellent parties....or so I'm told"

M: "Just get aboard James...here are your credentials.."



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by Jigore
reply to post by MajesticJax
 


He can whatever he want with his money. Who are you to blame him?
Can you imagine being shown the SUFFERING you could have relieved with the price of a internet connection, a house, a car ???
Ah yes, double standard


Wow, I don't see the connection to my internet connection, and this guy's FOURTH yacht, worth $450M.

I see your point a little though, but come on, let's be reasonable. When is enough, ENOUGH?

[edit on 15/6/09 by MajesticJax]



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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Oh i am sure this person has a completely different outlook on life and people. The number are mind numbing when you sit down and think that he has written a bank cheque to that amount. I wonder what the ship yard threw in as a free extra.

I mean its okay to have a pool on the yacht and hey a sub is slightly out there, but missile defense system is seriously off the planet. I guess if someone does out do him with ship size, i can see him purchasing an old Russian Aircraft Carrier, lets face it, he does have the money.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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Ugg, this makes me sick.

:shk:

I worry how I am going to pay for a bus pass, and this guy UGG!

See my signature for details.



posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 12:33 PM
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I'd like to go Salmon fishing on that honey sometime.

WTH, it's kind of neat to see and a testament to the way people conduct their affairs.



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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A good grounding for this man would be to take a bit of advice from the romans.... when the emporer or great generals were being paraded around the worshipping crowds, esp the emporer, there was always an aide who would be close to him and constantly whisper in his ear



Remember you are only human


and also



Remember you are mortal


However it is a nice yacht eh.... but why four, a bit silly, I bet he will also be using the submarine to buy "goods" and import new business interests from Columiia when moored close to it eh...

Elf.



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