Interesting responses

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  1. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

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    > HOW TRUE HOW TRUE
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    > You could have
    > heard a pin drop.
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    > JFK'S Secretary
    > of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's
    > when DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.
    > DeGaulle said he wanted all
    > US military out of France as soon as
    > possible.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Rusk responded
    > "does that include those who are buried
    > here?
    >

    > DeGaulle did not
    > respond.
    >
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    > 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 Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's 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, 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. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

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    +10 for sure!
     
  3. GM.Chief

    GM.Chief Well-Known

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    I like it. Passing it on.
     
  4. navyguy

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    France is a great place except for the "French"
     
  5. DCortez

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    So many needy faces, so few baseball bats.
     

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