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  1. #1
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    Nov 2007
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    YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Hello all, With 4th of July; Independence Day; fast approaching, here are a few paragraphs that fall in along that line somewhere. Hope some of you enjoy reading this.

    At a large conference, Colin Powelwas asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Irac 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 asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

    You could have heard a pin drop.



    Then there was a conference in France, where a number of international engineers were taking part,included were French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room
    saying, "Have you heard the lastest 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 5,000 people three meals a day; they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water
    from sea watereach day, and they carry a half dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from the 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 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 in French?;

    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, Maybe its 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 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 cary-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 FRENCHMEN TO SHOW IT TO."

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    What is a VETERAN?


    A"VETERAN" --whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve-- IS SOMEONE WHO, AT ONE POINT IN HIS LIFE, WROTE A BLANK CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," FOR AN AMOUNT OF "UP TO, AND
    INCLUDING HIS LIFE."

    That is HONOR, and there are way to many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact.


    Aspire to inspire before you expire

  2. #2
    us
    May 2007
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Amen my friend.

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  3. #3
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    ain't that the truth. WELL SAID AND DONE

    Sniffer

  4. #4
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    French people are rude. They should thank their lucky stars we were there for them.


    I agree too. Our veterans do not get the respect that they deserve. Our vets are awesome no matter what branch, war, or rank you are from.
    I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.

  5. #5

    Dec 2007
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Very good, KR.

    Thanks for posting.

    Best
    I am a pathological liar and a functional illiterate.

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2007
    Port Huron, Mi.
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Thanks, guys, for your replies. I'm glad you agree. Ray, karenray08.
    Aspire to inspire before you expire

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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Very good post. God bless America!!!

    DANGLANGLEY
    Disclaimer: The views or opinions of this patient are not necessarily the same as those held by the owners or staff of this facility.
    He sometimes escapes his padded cell. If this patient is contacting you against your wishes please tell him to discontinue immediately.
    Signed, Dr. Ima Quack

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2007
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Good post indeed! I was in Alabama last week. There was a Marine in full dress at a store. He looked sad as he made his way to his car. I felt this strong urge to rush to his car and tell him "Thank You" before he drove off. He had one of the most beautiful smiles I've ever seen. And I could tell after that moment he felt proud to be an American. So did I.
    ...Wait a minute....just slow down.... you're gonna miss this....you're gonna want this back.....

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2007
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    That"s great, Pepper. a moment like that can be remembered a long time. Thanks for the good reply. Ray.
    Aspire to inspire before you expire

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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Excellent post.


    THANK YOU
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  11. #11
    us
    Nov 2007
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Thank you, for each of your replies. Two weeks ago We vacationed a week in Nashville, Tenn. We went to the
    Grand Ole Oprey, and some other Preformances. At each show; at the finish; they asked if their were any
    vets in the audience, would they please stand? When they were all standing, the singer thanked them for their service and requested the people to applaud them. I thought that was so great that they were honored
    like that.

    GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. AND GOD BLESS THE MILITARY.
    Aspire to inspire before you expire

  12. #12
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    Your Only One Swing Away From Discovery

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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    nice post some very good statements,

    and today there are very good men and women serving our country with pride.

    Pepper trust me you made that young man's day, his family and his buds too once he spread the word

    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  13. #13
    us
    Nov 2007
    Port Huron, Mi.
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    Re: YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP.

    Treasure Tales, you beat me to it. Happy Independence Day to you and Bridge end Farm and all the rest of our
    friends on here.

    Thanks to both of you for reading my post and for your positive replies.


    I have received very good responses from this post. Thanks again.

    Ray karenray08
    Aspire to inspire before you expire

 

 

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