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If the Titanic sank today, here's how the President, the media and Wall Street would spin it

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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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wow..is this great or what..

gotta love the satire in this..Mods..please don't move this?

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What would all the world's experts and authorities say today if the Titanic were sinking but nobody was willing to admit it? The U.S. economy, after all, is sinking and taking on an unprecedented volume of water (i.e. debt), yet virtually no one is willing to admit the obvious fact that this ship is sinking. And much like with the Titanic, most "experts" continue to claim the U.S. economy is unsinkable, despite the obvious evidence that we might want to start heading for the life rafts


I read stuff like this and I tell myself how true it sounds to me.
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So in the spirit of comedy -- which is, after all, what we are witnessing in Washington these days -- imagine The Titanic hitting an iceberg in 2011, followed by a string of experts all trying to spin the story their own way. Here's what they might say:
The White House Press Secretary: The iceberg was placed in the Atlantic ocean by Osama Bin Laden.

The chemist: That's not an iceberg. It's merely solid-state di-hydrogen oxide.

Al Gore: That iceberg wouldn't have even been there if the polar caps weren't melting. The Congressman: Quick, let's pass a new law that says ships shall not sink.

President Obama: The Titanic isn't sinking. It's merely engaged in "aquatic action."

Former President Bush: Icebergs are weapons of mass destruction planted in the ocean by terrorists. We must avenge the iceberg terrorists!

The Pentagon: We will equalize the hole in one side of the ship by blowing a matching hole in the other side.

The TSA inspector: You're not allowed onto a lifeboat until we check your anus for explosives.

The Cancer Doctor: We can't fix the hole in the ship, but through the miracle of chemotherapy, we can make you suffer so much that you won't care.
The Wall Street investment banker: Don't worry, the Fed will bail out all the water we're taking on. The Titanic is too big to fail.

The teenage girl: Can I still text on my iPhone under water?

Congressman Weiner: Yes you can, and by the way, here's a very special "going away" message for you to remember me by.

Average Joe: Is the ship's buffet still open?

The FDA: We believe the ship is sinking because of an e.coli infection that spread from the galley.

The CDC: Everybody should get vaccinated before the ship sinks, just in case there's a shark-flu virus in the water.

The New Ager: There is no hole in the ship unless you believe there is a hole in the ship.

The Academic: I have published a paper that proves this ship is unsinkable. Would anyone like to read it? Please?

The Catholic priest: I think we should save all the children first. Which lifeboat are they on again?

The Journalist: The Titanic has a hole in its side, but official sources tell us it's only "aquatic action" and there's no cause for alarm. And we believe them.

The Federal Reserve: We have decided to dump more water onto the ship in the hope of making it float.

The Federal Government: Hey, these deck chairs look pretty nice. Let's rearrange them!

The Doctor: We need to order a couple dozen CT scans of the ship's null and bill them to Medicare before we have any idea at all what to do.

The Denialist: Stop talking about negative things. Stay focused on the positive and you won't need a life vest.

The Realist: This ship is going down, folks. You might want to think about taking action to keep yourself alive.

The Gullible Masses: Don't worry, this ship is unsinkable. Even if it did sink, there are plenty of lifeboats. Even if there aren't enough lifeboats, we all have life jackets. Even if we don't have enough life jackets, the government will come save us.


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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:07 PM
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Excellent analogy. I give S&F's, but this is the first time I've said so.

Quite humorous as well.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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thank you Tdawg..

to many times these ring true..

actually..i should say too often..



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:13 PM
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Genius thread!!! S&F!

It's like reading the Troll Tribune.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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I find irony amusing, because most don't see it. Just my mind.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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So very true.

Wish I could laugh at this, but find myself unable to.

It's just too damn spot on and totally accurate.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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What about Larry Silverstein
"So we decide to pull it"



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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That was just laugh-out-loud HAHA Funny, it was!!!


I was gonna reply: We'd never hear a word from them about it.
(I think Obama's answer came closest to that.)



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:23 PM
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No, the sinking would immediately be blamed on Islamofascists of the dreaded Global Al Qaeda Network, who planned it from a small cave in the mountains of Afghanistan. See, the things found floating on the water and surviving in perfect-------condition, would be the IDs of "the terrorist team."
Then the feds would immediately deploy to some obscure cloistered Christian commune full of white people, with lots and lots of little kids under age 10, and firebomb the whole thing.
To show us they mean business, about terrorists.
Now go shop till you drop. And help this ol economy.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:23 PM
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yes..i know..

makes me sad..wasn't like this when i was younger..
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too many times i see stuff like this and just shake my head..

sad days we live in lately..



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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I personally think that Obama would say, "We will save the Titanic!" and of course he won't even try!

Israel might shoot and sink the ship to save the people! (oops, did I say that out loud?)




posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Mossad might as well, it might have Palestinian civillians on it. The US would then have to deploy everything out of Area 51 and bomb Tripoli and Yemen back to the stone age, JUST BECAUSE.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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this quote scares me the most..




The teenage girl: Can I still text on my iPhone under water?


because it is so true...



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Now that's classic.

I'm sure Sorcha Faals will publish it as fact.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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Lololol, spot on all the statements...
Loved the "Teenage girl&Weiner" one xD
All the others ring true...feel bad for the parallel universes that recieved
the 2011 Titanic~



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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ROFL classic



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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The Realist reply is exactly my response.

But I will have to add this one:

ATS member: SEE! I told you that ship would sink years ago! Why didn't you pay attention!
If you would actually read the threads instead of skimming through them you might have seen it too!


Yup, I am both.



Good post.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 08:33 AM
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Conspiracy Theorist's Response: HAARP sank the Titanic!!!




posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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Or Mainstream Media.

"......and now sports"


Cosmic...



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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Awesome post, I enjoyed reading it



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