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Old 05-19-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Enjoy. God Bless our troops. Remember why we do what we do, others don't.<DIV class=EC_MsoNormal style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in">YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP!

When in <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_2 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">England at a fairly large conference, <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_3 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_4 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_5 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">George Bush.

He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have EVER asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.

You could have heard a pin drop.

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Then there was a conference in <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_6 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_7 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?'

A <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_8 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_9 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">France have?'

You could have heard a pin drop.

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A US Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the US, English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks, but a French admiral suddenly complained that, 'whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English.'

He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.

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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

A group of American retired teachers recently went to <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_10 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">France on a tour.
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_11 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

'You have been to <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_12 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">France before, monsieur?', the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_13 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">France previously.

'Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'

The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.'

'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1211045826_14 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">France!' The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look.

Then he quietly explained, 'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44, I couldn't find a Frenchman to show it to.'

You could have heard a pin drop.</DIV>
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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Don't know if any are TRUE or not but you could of heard a pin drop in my home office, right up till the time I finished reading them.clap:clap



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Old 05-19-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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those are awesome. wish someone was there to take a pic or video of those. :usaflag:usaflag:usaflag
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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And the sad part about it is that it's true - or at least could/should be.
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