Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    02-09-08
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    0

    You could have heard a pin drop.

    I didn't quite know where to post this but its good stuff.



    I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, AND NOT AFRAID TO SAY SO!

    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 year s, 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.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~

    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 < /SPAN>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, bom b 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 electrica l 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.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~

    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval confe rence
    that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian,
    Australian and French Navies. At a co cktail 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
    on ly 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.


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

    Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, a rrived 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, mo nsieur?' 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 h e quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore
    at Om aha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country,
    I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.

    If you are proud, pass this on! If not delete it.
    __________________
    __________________

  2. #2
    Kittylynn's Avatar
    Kittylynn is offline NOT A SLUT!!!! DAMMIT!!!
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    10-09-07
    Location
    California
    Posts
    107
    Rep Power
    2581
    I have seen these before, but I love reading them again!
    It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you aren't!

    Adopt a virtual pet today! Check out neopets! It's fun and free. All ages play!

  3. #3
    CTR man's Avatar
    CTR man is offline Officer First Class
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    05-20-06
    Location
    Ceres, CA
    Posts
    4,965
    Rep Power
    1169036
    Hasn't this been snoped before? Just wondering.


    Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.

    Not a LEO

    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.









  4. #4
    armsmaster270's Avatar
    armsmaster270 is offline Ret. Sac. P.D. - 270th M.P. Co., Now with D.H.S.
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    08-11-07
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    2,441
    Rep Power
    369108
    Lots a pin drops on Snopes but I couldn't find this one


    Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer. --Al Bundy

    http://www.armsmaster.net-a.googlepages.com

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •