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You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by BRGII, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. BRGII

    BRGII TS Member

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    You may have seen or read the little stories below but they are worth reading again. Often.

    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."

    You could have heard a pin drop. You now also have to ask “What happened to Colin?”
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    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?'

    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 cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries.

    Everyone w a s 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...

    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 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'
     
  2. beaker100

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    sometimes we forget what is right about America. thanks, brg for reminding me. doug hubbart
     
  3. locdoc

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    AMEN....



    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  4. 391 shooter

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    Thank you for posting this.
     
  5. seaofgreen

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    Yeah, this country and its people ARE a beatiful thing......
     
  6. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Great post.
     
  7. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    One of the best threads I have seen in a long time.

    Thank-You

    Bocephas
     
  8. Savage99Stan

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    And as Ted says about hunting and shooting, "You can't do this in France".
     
  9. blizzard

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    Very cool.
     
  10. SR1

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    I just bought a french military rifle best buy I have ever got its never been fired and only droped once.
     
  11. 682b

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    Thank YOU.
     
  12. gotbass

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    Thanks. To the top again.
     
  13. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Nice.

    HM
     
  14. Shady Creek

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    UP.....GOOD LUCK
     
  15. omahasportingsupply

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    Well said. Everybody wants to bash America, but yet want to complain that we don't do more to help. Don't stand in line for a check if you are going to bite the hand that feeds you. IMHO. Omaha
     
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