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Old 11-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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You could have heard a pin drop

I got this as an email today, might be old.

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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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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 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...

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


You could have heard a pin drop.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:27 PM   #5
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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that was awesome! i hate french people
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:55 PM   #7
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That's a great post. We americans have great ways of shutting people up...
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:25 PM   #8
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well i like french fries, but thats as far as it goes
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #9
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well i like french fries, but thats as far as it goes
french bread is good too. i'm sorry, i mean "freedom bread"
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:30 AM   #11
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that was awesome! i hate french people
Yeah, well I hate inbred rednecks... Oh wait. My grandparents came from rural canada not france. never mind.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:54 AM   #12
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:20 AM   #13
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Yeah, well I hate inbred rednecks... Oh wait. My grandparents came from rural canada not france. never mind.
Canada.... France.... Same thing....
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:46 AM   #14
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Canada.... France.... Same thing....
South Carolina.... Uganda.... Same thing....
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:20 PM   #16
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South Carolina.... Uganda.... Same thing....
HA! Joke's on you fool! I'm from SC i've never even heard of Uganda! Who looks like an idiot now?

(seriously, look up our state's educational ranking)
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:01 AM   #17
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HA! Joke's on you fool! I'm from SC i've never even heard of Uganda! Who looks like an idiot now?

(seriously, look up our state's educational ranking)
It's a bit higher than Uganda's

On a serious note your schools are performing on average very closely to Rhode Island's and we spend 50% more per student. Once again RI gets first place for spending more to get less than anywhere else in the country.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:44 PM   #18
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It's a bit higher than Uganda's

On a serious note your schools are performing on average very closely to Rhode Island's and we spend 50% more per student. Once again RI gets first place for spending more to get less than anywhere else in the country.
we're actually ranked higher than i thought. we must have come up over the last few years. when i was in high school we were 50th. i guess i single handedly brought down hte whole states average
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