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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:25 PM

Greed and classism never changes - John Hume the violinist on the Titanic.

The White Star line said they would only return his body to England if the family paid for the shipping (the family could not afford it). Then his family got a bill for the loss of his uniform.






http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Law_Hume

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Reply Greed and classism never changes - John Hume the violinist on the Titanic. (Original post)
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Response to Swede (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:38 PM

1. Great story on NPR this morning about the band on the Titanic, and their willingness

to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to give the rest of the passengers some semblance of comfort and calmness as things were unfolding.

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/13/150514628/remembering-the-titanics-intrepid-bandleader

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:02 PM

3. Saw a program on PBS last night.

White star fired all surviving employees, by cable to their New York office, as the ship sank. Upon arriving in New York, survivors found they had no jobs and no way to return home.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:43 PM

2. Let's see, with interest and annual charges, that's only $10.3 million. We'll garnish your wages.

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White Star Board of Directors 1969
............. A company with a proud heritage, that knows how to minimize worker costs and keep the help in their proper place - below decks. By Appointment to HMGeorge 3rd. White Star President & CEO, 1789 ................

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