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Top 10 differences between Europe and America

January 3, 2009

Published on November 25, 2007 – 207 Comments

Though only a stone’s-throw away across the grand Atlantic, Europeans and Americans are as different as night and day. And being anywhere from 5 to 7 hours difference in time, they literally are, too. Back in the days of old when that rag-tag batch of ticked-off Englishmen decided to brave the snarling sea and make new their lives in America, we’ve held similarities close to our hearts. However, times force great changes and leaps in advancement force gaps in our likenesses and make them far more diverse and different. Gone are the days when the ‘New’ Americans would take tea time, instead, we, as Americans, stumbled upon the idea of lunch… similar, but still, quite different. Well, you get the idea. Here are ten (of many, as we all know) ways we, as Americans, are different from our jovial brethren across the pond: the Europeans. (more…)

Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds

November 19, 2008

Auto Industry Close to Bankruptcy But They Get Pricey Perk

By BRIAN ROSS and JOSEPH RHEE

November 19, 2008—

The CEOs of the big three automakers flew to the nation’s capital yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Washington that the auto industry is running out of cash and needs $25 billion in taxpayer money to avoid bankruptcy.

The CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler may have told Congress that they will likely go out of business without a bailout yet that has not stopped them from traveling in style, not even First Class is good enough. (more…)

Michigan rated . . .

August 8, 2008

Ann Arbor:

The 80th best educated city in the US

The 21st best educated but lowest earning city in the US

Detroit:

The 30th least safe city in the US

The 13th city with the highest ratio of murders per 10,000 in 2006

The 24th city with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006

The 35th city with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents

The 63rd city with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents

Flint:

The 81st least safe city in the US

The 87th city with the largest crime index increase from 2000 to 2006

The 15th city with the highest ratio of murders per 10,000 in 2006

The 74th city with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006

The 79th city with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents

The 11th city with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents

The 18th city with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents

The 55th city with the highest percentage of divorce ages 25+