Question by Ronald: Why do so many people want America to be like Europe?
Throughout the history of this country we have rescued countries from being occupied, helped after natural disasters, given food and money during drought. Certainly the US has had a better life style than any other country on earth and that is because of Democracy and Capitalism. After world war 2 all of Europe was in shambles and the US rebuilt them. They have not paid back the loans used to rebuild.
They had an opportunity to model after the US government and business style and most have chosen not done so. The are living a life style that is lesser than ours and calling us arrogant because we do better. Since we proved our way works better, why would Americans want to be less than they are?
Answer by Trevor Trillion seeks intellect.
Whoa… you lost me after ..’They are living a lifestyle lesser than ours’….
A person like you does not want an answer, you just want idiots to agree with you.
Let America be what it wants to be, and let Europe do fine as usual.
I am American and Live in Europe.
The ”Marshall Plan” to rebuild europe after WW2 was not offered full of expectations of a quick payback. The USA has a 3 trillion dollar debt it has not ”paid back”. Tell me again how ‘..American Capitalism, …we do better..’
You conveniently forgot to mention all the European disaster Relief Organizations, Doctors Without Frontiers, and the economic strength of the British Pound and the EURO.
How much money did Europe pledge after the Sunami? Beaucoup!!
How many rescue teams did Europe send to earthquake zones in Turkey and Haiti, along with America ? Muchos amigo.
Have you ever been to Europe? No.
RONALD…. isn’t your last name McDONALD?
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Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl – Dublin Docklands
Image by infomatique
Today (Friday 19th August) at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay the very impressive and beautiful Norwegian Tall Ship, S/S Statsraad Lehmkuhl, was open to the public so I took the opportunity to go onboard and take a few photographs using a Sony NEX-5 camera.
The purpose of the visit was to promote The The Tall Ships Races 2012 – Dublin event. As final host port for the 2012 Tall Ship Races, the event will see up to 100 Tall Ships sail into Dublin for a 4 day Festival and celebration, from Thursday the 23rd August to Sunday 26th August, 2012. Ships from as far away as Chile, Mexico, Argentina, USA and European and Baltic countries including Italy and Norway will sail to Dublin.
The Tall Ships’ Races are races for sail training "tall ships". The races are designed to encourage international friendship and training for young people in the art of sailing. The races are held annually in European waters and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles, and a "cruise in company" between the legs. Over fifty percent of the crew of every ship participating in the races must consist of young people.
The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a three-masted barque rigged sail training vessel owned and operated by the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Foundation. It is based in Bergen, Norway and contracted out for various purposes, including serving as a school ship for the Royal Norwegian Navy.
It was built in 1914 as a school training ship for the German merchant marine under the name Grossherzog Friedrich August. After the First World War the ship was taken as a prize by the United Kingdom and in 1921 the ship was bought by former cabinet minister Kristoffer Lehmkuhl (hence the name, which means ‘Cabinet Minister Lehmkuhl’). With the exception of the Second World War, when she was captured by German troops and called Westwärts, the ship has belonged to Bergens Skoleskib until it was donated to the Foundation in 1978.
In 2000, it was chartered by the German Navy while their Gorch Fock was overhauled.