Monday, July 7, 2008

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.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of theFrench 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 Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.


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.

1 comment:

Sj Cooper said...

I thought you might want to know just some of the things Bush has done to destroy the constitution. maybe you'll be able to hear a pin drop afterwards. Since 9-11 the Bill of right has been virtually decimated. All for the purpose to " Keep us safe".

I quote someone more eloquent than myself- Mark Hudson

"1. The Patriot act- the government can now search and seize you or your property without warrant.

2. The Military Commissions Act- the government can now arrest and imprison you without charges by lableing you a "terrorist" or "enemy combatant" thus destroying Habeas Corpus.

3. The John Warner Defense Act- the government has destroyed Posse Comitatus which means the government can now use the military for policing our streets domestically.

4. Presidential Directive 51- The president can take total control over all 3 branches of government in any "emergency" that he declares, without congressional approval.

5. Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism prevention Act- The government has virtually outlawed dissent and can now legally detain someone as a "domestic threat " for speaking out against the government."

These are just some of the unconstitutional laws Bush signed into effect. Bush has also signed pacts with Mexico and Canada to dissolve America and become part of a North American Union. McCain has already met with the leaders of both countries. Do you think the constitution will carry over with us? If America looses her sovereignty we also lose all our rights and liberties protected by the constitution and bill of rights. That means no right to bear arms, no freedom of religion, or speech or press or anything.