You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop

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    You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop

    At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

    These stories are good reminders of how proud and thankful we should always be as Americans:

    JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all U.S. military out of France as soon as possible.

    Rusk responded,
    "Does that include those who are buried here?"

    DeGaule did not respond.

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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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.

    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 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 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 Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    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 their 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 Frenchman to show a passport to."

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    Amen, and pass the ammunition!

    Thanks for posting this.

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    This was an awesome read.......Thanks
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    Incredible. Thank you.

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    Incredible post. I know the people up and down the Normandy coast line still appreciate what was done starting the morning of June 6th. 1944 even if some of the countries representatives forgot or felt it was the time to disparage their counterparts. The night of June 6th. 1944 my father was in a shell crater with his best friend and said "Frank - I always wanted to see France - I just never pictured doing it like this." Frank said " Kenny, I've seen enough - in the morning I'll tell the C.O. we're ready to go home! Two days later Frank got a new home - he rests with other brave young men in the cemetary overlooking Omaha Beach. God Bless them all.
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    I always love French jokes... Apparently there are currently 64,876,618. At least that is what their last census said...
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    Don't know if all these really happened, but it was a darn good read. Thanks for posting.

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    The last one is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mook012 View Post
    Incredible post. I know the people up and down the Normandy coast line still appreciate what was done starting the morning of June 6th. 1944 even if some of the countries representatives forgot or felt it was the time to disparage their counterparts. The night of June 6th. 1944 my father was in a shell crater with his best friend and said "Frank - I always wanted to see France - I just never pictured doing it like this." Frank said " Kenny, I've seen enough - in the morning I'll tell the C.O. we're ready to go home! Two days later Frank got a new home - he rests with other brave young men in the cemetary overlooking Omaha Beach. God Bless them all.
    I wish there was a way to bottle the courage and heart shown by those young men and women then and in todays military. I can think of quite a few walking around that could use a massive injection.
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    Ah yes,the good old days. A day when our elected representatives were actually proud to be Americans,and proud of our Country,and those that fight to preserve it, along with the worthless butts of some of the afore mentioned Countries. A stark contrast to what we have seen in the last almost four years.
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    Great post!
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    sweet ...we forget how people in other countries can be towards us when they don’t need help

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    Amazing how many complaints, criticisms, and insults are based on ignorance and arrogance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayBar View Post
    Ah yes,the good old days. A day when our elected representatives were actually proud to be Americans,and proud of our Country,and those that fight to preserve it, along with the worthless butts of some of the afore mentioned Countries. A stark contrast to what we have seen in the last almost four years.
    Sadly, it's been longer than four years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Sadly, it's been longer than four years.
    Yup. We the people, who gave so much authority to these morons, must be accountable for a whole lot more than just the last four years.
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