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Proud To Be An American

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Semperfi, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Semperfi

    Semperfi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You could have heard a pin drop


    When in England, at a fairly large conference, ColinPowell 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
    th at 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 Omaha 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.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    Packman73

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    I got that in an email a while back. Good stuff!
     
  3. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    lol thanks for putting this up!
     
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