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OT 4 great stories!

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  1. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

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    Four Great Short Stories!

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    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.



    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.



    It became very quiet in the room.

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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?'



    A 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 France have?'



    Once again, dead silence.

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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 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 Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France

    on a tour.. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in

    Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to

    locate his passport in his carry on.

    'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer

    asked sarcastically.



    Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to 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 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 to help liberate this country,

    I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to.'
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Your description was 100% correct,they were great stories.It's a shame our coutry isn't always remembered for the good we do. Mike
     
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