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    You could hear a pin Drop

    These are wonderful!!!!


    YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP

    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.

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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 intend 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 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
    OmahaBeach on D-Day in 1944, I couldn't find a Frenchman to show it to."

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    Outstanding post.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
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    Out-Frickin-Standing!!!!
    Lead from the front and always remember those who came first.



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    Always remember that a casket is hotter than your vest.

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    There are only two kinds of real justice left: street and poetic...


    Canada, huh? Almost made it...

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    Excellent.

    Colin Powell, the best president the US never had!
    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Excellent.

    Colin Powell, the best president the US never had!
    Yer a wise one ---for a Limey, BUT,you are right.

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    i adored the last one!
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
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    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
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    Rep sent. Thanks for the outstanding post!

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    Terrific post!!!!!
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

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    I enjoyed reading that!
    Calm Like A Bomb...

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