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(CNN)   Extremely rich man who has a stunning wife and high position just sees it as another day rescuing a 16 year old girl from drowning   (cnn.com) divider line 19
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2012-08-19 02:28:19 AM  
9 votes:
On the US, our royal family drowns innocent young women. In the UK, they save them.
2012-08-19 02:22:59 AM  
3 votes:
Public employee does job. Film at eleven.
2012-08-19 07:03:20 AM  
2 votes:
Say what you will about the British royal family, William is definitely their hope for the future. By all appearances he has a serious sense of duty and responsibility to his country and is a generally decent guy. His brother is... well, maybe he's just younger, but he also knows he's not likely to be king, which takes off a lot of the pressure not to be a party animal playboy, I would imagine.

almandot: The paramedic, Master Aircrew "Harry" Harrison,


At least one Harry Harrison is still alive and kicking... :/
2012-08-19 04:11:10 AM  
2 votes:

joonyer: Look Princy, just do your farking job and we won't have any problems. And your wife needs a sammich.


I think, if given the choice, he would rather just do his job and have everyone STFU about it. But the press over there go crazy if he so much as passes someone the salt, much less be involved in a rescue. They barely mention the crew and others involved in saving her, which is more to do with their obsession with royalty than any grandstanding on his part.

And no she doesn't.
2012-08-19 02:49:48 AM  
2 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: On the US, our royal family drowns innocent young women. In the UK, they save them.

What reference am I missing here? Ted Kennedy? Totmom?


Ted Kennedy, yeah
2012-08-19 02:44:45 AM  
2 votes:
You are a jaded, sad group of sots.
2012-08-19 02:29:00 AM  
2 votes:

dudemanbro: Something tells me he wasn't the primary saviour. Was he the one wearing the Nazi uniform a few years ago?


You're thinking of Goebbels.
2012-08-19 02:25:20 AM  
2 votes:

joonyer: And your wife needs a sammich.


Bucky Katt: Kate needs a sammich.


From the late, great Douglas Adams:

"There is a feeling which persists in England that making a sandwich interesting, attractive, or in any way pleasant to eat is something sinful that only foreigners do.
'Make 'em dry,' is the instruction buried somewhere in the collective national conciousness, 'make 'em rubbery. If you have to keep the buggers fresh, do it by washing 'em once a week.'
It is by eating sandwiches in pubs on Saturday lunchtimes that the British seek to atone for whatever their national sins have been. They're not altogether clear what those sins are, and don't want to know either. Sins are not the sort of things one wants to know about. But whatever sins there are are amply atoned for by the sandwiches they make themselves eat."
2012-08-19 11:09:25 AM  
1 votes:
The day Prince William saved her from drowning was the most important day of her life.

... but for him, it was Tuesday.
2012-08-19 08:16:08 AM  
1 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: buttery_shame_cave: actually harry's really settled down for the most part. he very specifically requested to deploy with his army unit to afghanistan a few years back, a posting that was ruined by a press leak. from what i've heard, the guys in his platoon thought he was a pretty damn good officer and a 'right standup chap, wot'.

though from what i understand he's due to ship out again soon. i could be wrong.

Yep, he was trying to do his job and some reporter had to blow it for him. It's a real shame.

He was part of a forward scout unit if I recall. Granted, this wasn't like any ordinary forward group. They weren't exactly stupid about letting a potential future king on the frontline without protection. His unit was made out of SAS and Gurkhas. The SAS are the archetype from which all other special forces in the world trickle down, and the Gurkhas are the most lethal fighters on the planet.

They must have been dangerous as all hell.

I know a lot of Americans can't understand why anyone would still want a monarchy but there's lots of reasons. And one of those reasons is wartime. They get to live it up during the peacetime and we're fine with that. But come wartime, we look to them for leadership. Whether that is as a figurehead or as an actual officer on the line, it's the noble's job to provide that leadership. Historically that's why we would have ceded power to them to begin with. And the British Royal Family continue that tradition by having their sons (and sometimes daughters - like QEII herself) serve in all their major branches to learn about the forces under their authority.

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The most often cited reason for a constitutional monarchy is that it provides a head of state which does not hold political office. This means that you can be loyal to your country and to its leader, while disagreeing with the actions of its government. (And no, you can't be loyal to the United States Constitution, for example, as it's a written document, you can only be loyal to the values of the people that wrote it, and they are long dead).
2012-08-19 06:39:24 AM  
1 votes:
retarded:
Just because she's not a fat American doesn't mean she needs a sammich. She's hot.

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Oh well, pip pip cheerio and all that.


Dang!!
I'd love to have those long legs wrapped around the back of my neck!
I'd show *her* what a Yank can do!
2012-08-19 05:22:51 AM  
1 votes:

strutin: dudemanbro: Something tells me he wasn't the primary saviour. Was he the one wearing the Nazi uniform a few years ago?

No, that was his younger, more partying brother..


this one is the real bees knees..just a regular bloke doing his job..just like all the other hero first responders..

/not trolling.


actually harry's really settled down for the most part. he very specifically requested to deploy with his army unit to afghanistan a few years back, a posting that was ruined by a press leak. from what i've heard, the guys in his platoon thought he was a pretty damn good officer and a 'right standup chap, wot'.

though from what i understand he's due to ship out again soon. i could be wrong.
2012-08-19 04:57:51 AM  
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: You are a jaded, sad group of sots.


Agreed. The guy deserves credit, just as if he were any other search and rescue pilot. Belittling his actions is kind of insulting to people who do that kind of work. The hero tag is appropriate.

Also I think it's really commendable that he's chosen to do such "normal" work as serve in the RAF. The guy is genuinely trying to contribute to society for god's sake. Why the cynicism?

Contrast this to the BS that other leaders do... If this were Putin then the drowning girl would have been an actress and the whole thing would have been staged.
2012-08-19 02:47:31 AM  
1 votes:
His mum would be proud :)
2012-08-19 02:34:14 AM  
1 votes:

dudemanbro: Something tells me he wasn't the primary saviour. Was he the one wearing the Nazi uniform a few years ago?


No, that was his younger, more partying brother..


this one is the real bees knees..just a regular bloke doing his job..just like all the other hero first responders..

/not trolling.
2012-08-19 02:23:56 AM  
1 votes:
Quit showing off.

/Jerk
2012-08-19 02:23:41 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah we know, He's a prince.
2012-08-19 02:22:41 AM  
1 votes:
Look Princy, just do your farking job and we won't have any problems. And your wife needs a sammich.
2012-08-19 12:21:55 AM  
1 votes:
He helped save her.

Kate needs a sammich.
 
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