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Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . . .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:37 am    Post subject: Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . . . Reply with quote

Every American should read these Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . .

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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.

Powell 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 internation al engineers, included in which both French and American, were taking part.

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 - "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 wen t 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 Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any damn Frenchmen to show it to."

You could have heard a pin drop.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . . . Reply with quote

Don't you just LOVE the French? Why did we waste our time, money and citizens on them anyway?...French wine just isn't all that good...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . . . Reply with quote

Then there was the pilot of an international flight who was on approach to the Berlin airport. The traffic controller was giving him a hard time on some point of procedure, and said; "Have you never landed in Germany before?"

The pilot said; "No, the last time I was here was in a B 17, and we didn't land!" Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . . . Reply with quote

Good stuff Vince.

The problem with US citizens is that they don't teach anything but bastardized history in school anymore.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Four SHORT, but GREAT Stories . . . Reply with quote

Mad Dangit Vince-Now I want to go out and F-up something french! wtf
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