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Old 06-25-2008, 12:01 AM
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Pin drop

I don't know if this has been posted before or not. I don't care if someone snopes it and says that it is all false. It is still funny to read.

> When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked
> by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an
> example of empire building' by George Bush.
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> 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.
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> You could have heard a pin drop.
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> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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> Then there was a conference in 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 Indonesia to help the tsunami
> victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?'
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> A Boeing engineer stood up and re plied 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 t
> heir flight deck.. We have eleven such ships; how many does France
> have? '
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> You could have heard a pin drop.
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> A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included
> Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French
> Navies. At a ****tail reception, he found himself standing with a
> large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those
> countries.
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> 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?'
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> 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.'
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> You could have heard a pin drop.
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> AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...
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> A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France on a
> tour. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by
> plane..
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> At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
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> 'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked
> sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France
> previously.
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> 'Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'
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> The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.'
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> 'Impossible! Americans always have to show your passports on arrival
> in France !'
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> 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 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to
> show it to.'
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> What Is A Veteran?
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> A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve
> -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made
> payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to,
> and including his life.'
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> That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country
> today, who no longer understand that fact.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:15 AM
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Good Post i like it..
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Ive seen those before but they never get old. Great post.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:56 AM
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haha, niiice! I don't think it matters if its true or not -- I don't think thats the point of the message Very cool!
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