Skip to comments.Germans Respond to 'Katrina' Controversy
Posted on 09/01/2005 5:00:41 PM PDT by Mon
Remarks by German Minister of the Environment Jürgen Tritten were not well received by many Americans who wrote in to let us know. Now, we give our German readers the chance to respond. We've posted a selection here.
http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,372584,00.html These Letters were in response to letters from American readers you can see at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1475176/posts
hahaha, this one's a democrat (what's that word in German?).
I really couldn't care less what the Euro-trash think. As for the Germans, they were responsible for screwing up a considerable part of the 20th century and have no business lecturing anybody on anything. A pox on them.
This one's a Republican.
Is called "ein Liberaler or Demokrat" but it sounds more like a "Gruener" (green one, green party) :)
My family in Germany is pretty p....d off at Trittin, they are also not voting Schroeder anymore hhehehee.
Yeah right, Germans lecturing Americans concerning SUVs.
Did they ever establish politically correct speed limits on the Autobahns for the sake of the children?
I remember driving through some real trashy air in a lot of places over there. East Germany was even worse I read, but never saw.
My family lives in Germany, my sister is running around like a headless chicken trying to donate. Not even the "Amerikahaus" was set up as of today to take in donation, absolut crap! The German Red Cross is ready to go but wasn't advised yet with exact places etc. (we all know they can't just fly in). I can't wait for the elections in three weeks, I hope things change!
Are there a lot of children on the Autobahn?
I just figured it was highway all the way, no residential.
I have a good sense of humor haha, also I am American, I took the citizenship three years ago and d..n proud of it! :)
ROFL only Highway :)
A fellow I used to talk to wrote me that Germans really like Americans. They just do not like our president. Sometime after that I made mention of our opinion of the French and haven't heard from him since.
A belated WELCOME TO AMERICA!!!
I am proud to see you proclaim yourself as an American! Please don't give me that "German American", "Mexican American", "African American" crap.
If you are an American, that's good enough for me.
does anyone have a link to the orignal comments
Yes, most really like the people and the country, but hate Bush. I read the news over there and it's kind of no wonder, because they are mostly left news and they don't get to hear too much else. Yes we learn English in school, but if you don't keep it up it's gone and most can't read english news etc. to find out more. I always tell my Mom over the phone what is going on, what friends stationed in Iraq tell us etc. and she loves it :)
That is more to the point.
ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ....and thanks :)
"Und es heist.......boom, boom......Erika!"
**But at least the end is near. Elections will be held in three weeks and life will start get better for the German people. - Patrick Baumann, Pulheim**
From his keyboard to Gods ears.
Thanks, I don't know how to do that :) I hardly ever post
This from the original Euro Stomp-and-Tromp School of Fuel Management. Anyone who has been to Europe has to be amazed at the burn-and-brake mentality of the Europeans. They don't burn as much gas because they live on a cute little toadstool that a person could walk across in half an hour. And now they want virtue points for living in a dinky land.
AND, in France they STILL sell leaded fuel at the pump. Those HDI and SDI deisels are kinda cool, but until 2 years ago, they were outlawed here. Why were they outlawed? ---because they couldn't pass US emissions standards!!!!
Belongs to the SPD (Socialist Democrat Party) - Schroeder's Party.
They call those CDU (Christian Democtratic Union)
That is an excellent point. I saw something on TV once where they put all of Europe in Texas (grabbed the map and pulled it over). It's way more tiny than we are (fits in one of 50 states!).
Could we possibly take an equivalent size and see how much gas is used and how much pollution is output?
(Q) "what's that word in German?."
>>hahaha, this one's a democrat (what's that word in German?)<<
Dumbkopf? (I think I spelled it right)?
"...why don't you sell your SUVs and try to intellectually enter the 21st century.(sic)"
First, Herr Mueller, we use question marks at the end of interrogatories.
Second, let's review the following "steps to the 21st century" shall we?
Mercedes Benz Gelandewagen G500, ave 13 mpg; the VW Toureg mit W-12 zylinder engine, ave 14mpg (for the 8 cyl; no data for the 12 yet); the M-B ML500, ave 15mpg; the BMW X5, ave 15mpg; the 750L 12 cyl sedan, ave 15mpg; Mercedes Maybach 12 cyl, ave 12 mpg; to name a few.
All German, all less than frugal. Imagine the mileage on the Autobahn! Maybe we should just sell the inefficient German SUVs!! LOL! What was your point again, my Eurotrash friend?
To their credit, VW does offer some extraordinarily efficient TDI Diesels, but the liberals of our country will not let us "enter the 21st century" using them, because they are afraid of Diesel emissions.
If Germany is so concerned, they can send us 10,000,000 bicycles as foreign aid.
"I saw something on TV once where they put all of Europe in Texas (grabbed the map and pulled it over). It's way more tiny than we are (fits in one of 50 states!)."
You might want to do your own research on that.
I used to live in Europe, and did some driving. From Where I lived in Southern Germany, to a place in Southern Italy was 950 miles.
I will grant you the scale is smaller. But you can NOT fit Europe into Texas.
Texas is about 700 sq. kilometers.
Germany is about 347 square kilometers.
France is about 547 square kilometers.
So you see just these two alone, exceed the size of Texas.
how do you say yeehaw in french and german.
french: haw de yee?
german: some 40 letter long word
"Those HDI and SDI deisels are kinda cool, but until 2 years ago, they were outlawed here. Why were they outlawed? ---because they couldn't pass US emissions standards!!!!"
Well, not to defend the Eurosocialists, but you are partly right. Yes, they couldn't pass 2004 CALIFORNIA emission standards (enforced in CA and the Northeast), but that is because European Diesel fuel is of much higher quality than ours, both in cetane rating and low sulfur. The rest of the country can still get Diesels (lucky bastards!). We will have ultra low sulfur Diesel by the end of 2006, but it will still probably be low cetane.
At any rate, the current crop of European Diesels should be available in the American socialist states when this occurs.
I can hardly wait! There is a Jeep Liberty CDI with my name on it somewhere!
Texas 269,000 square miles. and yes most all of Europe fits in it.
Europe is tiny.
Sorry, Texas not 700 sq km. Try 419,062.4 sq km. Bigger than Germany, France and a few others combined.
Perhaps I should. That world map gets way smaller at the poles than in the middle where the US is stretched out.
Thank goodness not all of us just watch TV. Some of us are "truth seekers". :^) I believe it's Spiff's tagline that says "Never believe what you think".
Finally, a word I can understand. I took two years of German in high school. I think Noumenon said a bad word.
don't the SUV's have an internal combustion engine like all other cars and trucks on the roads
France + Netherlands + Denmark + Belgium...
is about 13,900 square miles SMALLER than Texas...