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Could have heard a pin drop (feel patriotic . Proud to be Americ

Subject: FW: Could have heard a pin drop] Feel patriotic today, and so proud to live in America. So proud of our Military, and all that America once stood for, and may she stand strong and great again. With goodness to mankind. With the knowledge that freedom is not free, but is worth fighting for so the Constitution remains the law of the land, and we all are blessed with the rights and freedoms that our men and women have fought to keep these freedoms. So we can live in a country where everybody is free to be all that they can be, if they work hard and want it bad enough. A Country, that we so proudly stood together on 9/11 nor separated by political party's, but in solidarity for attack on American soil, and the loss of innocent life's. Seems like we have forgotten what America means to each of us. Maybe it is time we just reflect and put the politics behind and speak from the heart, and just ask what America means to you. and me. And would we all like to be true American's again? And think about what made our country great. Today is no holiday, no memorial day no presidents day, and the fourth of July has passed. It is just another day in America, what does it mean to you, or maybe better asked what did America once mean to you? I think we all feel the same, and in each of our eyes America is the best country in this world. but so many things are being changed, and so many things have already been done that has reshaped our country. Whatt does America mean to you today, think hard, and see if it means the same today and stands for the same things today.





When in England, at a fairly large conference, Condi Rice was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building' by George Bush. She 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 us e 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 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... 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.


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I am so GRATEFUL and PROUD to be a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA " AMERICAN " and so much so that I WAS COMPELLED TO PASS THIS ON, IT'S WHAT'S NOT BEING TAUGHT OR TALKED ABOUT THESE DAYS
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  • dzynrbob 2009/07/20 15:38:28
    dzynrbob
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    Poltically incorrect as they may be, these statements are also true....and truth is often politically incorrect. So am I.

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  • mikepick 2009/08/10 04:06:59
    mikepick
    +1
    Would you please, PLEASE go to this link...

    http://urbanlegends.about.com...

    These are the facts in the matter rather than the rumor mill spewing out more nationalist propaganda.The truth hits even harder than this insipid, false e-mail.

    Still, I have to hand it to the Conservatives for changing Colin Powell into Ms. Rice. Once again, you fooled everybody.

    Note to dzynerbob: You're not politically incorrect. You just incorrect. But I am willing to hear your side. Please provide the historical proof that Rice met with the Archbishop of England and uttered these words, and I will retract my criticism.

    Is anyone interested in the truth anymore?
  • brozak 2009/07/26 03:58:58
  • JBCA 2009/07/20 20:14:22
    JBCA
    +2
    It's such a shame that their so many ungrateful Nations. Wich choose not to remember that America as given up some of our best and brightest for one thing their freedoms. Truly sad.

    shame ungrateful nations wich choose remember america brightest freedoms sad
  • mik JBCA 2009/07/21 01:50:43
    mik
    +1
    I agree JBCA!!!!! and if i can remember right you are one of our brave that have fought for our country. i think i remember. i try to remember without looking back at profiles.
  • JBCA JBCA 2009/07/21 02:09:26
    JBCA
    Thanks MIK!!!!
  • hook 2009/07/20 20:02:58
    hook
    +1
    thanks mik that is a geat post, it warmed my heart.
  • mik hook 2009/07/21 01:59:59
    mik
    it did mine too.. thanks for stopping by. i cant remember if you have served our country either for sure. i have done several blogs. i wanted everybody that had to go to my memorial day blog, many came, lots didnt, and i didnt realize what i had done. they each would tell me this day was for the ones who didnt make it home. so i want to do it again on veterans day, because many dont put it on their profile For some people singers are people's hero's, and i love music, others it is movie stars, and i like movies, but it seems like all my life i have known who the reals hero's are. And it is not just limited to the military, but to the people who help people and do good for people every day. even if they can make people laugh.
  • Me 2009/07/20 19:29:41
    Me
    +1
    Excellent post. This should be required reading for anyone wishing to stand against the ideals America was founded on.
  • mik Me 2009/07/20 19:47:41
    mik
    +1
    Thanks Me , i thought it was good, it made me feel proud to be an american. but makes me worry about if we all will feel the same in four years when the things America once stood for no longer exist.
  • Me mik 2009/07/20 19:50:17
    Me
    +1
    Maybe I am an optimist, but I feel America is slowly but surely starting to wake up and pull Novembers wool from their eyes. True Americans will not stand for the degradation of our country. Let's just hope enough still exist.
  • mik Me 2009/07/21 02:01:59
    mik
    +1
    i am feeling that way also today. he is getting kinda riled and mean and vile. showing his true colors. hope they are all seeing now.
  • Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a... 2009/07/20 17:56:40
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    +1
    interesting...

    Thanks...
  • mik Bill - ... 2009/07/20 18:39:40
    mik
    +1
    thanks bill for reading it. that is the america i want back again.
  • Bill - ... mik 2009/07/20 20:29:33
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    +1
    no problem...
  • dzynrbob 2009/07/20 15:38:28
    dzynrbob
    +3
    Poltically incorrect as they may be, these statements are also true....and truth is often politically incorrect. So am I.
  • mik dzynrbob 2009/07/20 18:42:35
    mik
    i just thought it showed the real patrotism of the american people. when we were so proud to live in the best country in the world, at a time when we wonder if we will always feel that way according to what it may become. thanks dzynbob i dont know how politically correct it was, all i know it sounds like what our old america would do.
  • dzynrbob mik 2009/07/20 20:59:16
    dzynrbob
    +1
    It's amazing at how many old 'Truman Democrats' are appalled at the stances and results of today's Democrat Party. They seem to have little in common with each other.
  • mik dzynrbob 2009/07/21 02:09:55
    mik
    +1
    the democrat party has changed so much just in my life time. i never was into politics that much. but my family always voted democrat. and i remember my grandfather was 80 something yrs old and he changed party's for the first time in his life. and i guess that was in the late seventys or eightys. but i dont remember being taught progressives, liberals conservatives moderates libritarians,, i still dont know for sure the difference in some. i remember democrats and republicans and independents. things change. but i sure it dont change anymore to the worse till he is out of office and gone. surely surely he wont be a two term president. surely. nice talking bob.
  • lslsttn 2009/07/20 14:44:21
    lslsttn
    +2
    I think it's interesting how after all the "let's be proud of America and say what we think it means," that you would target another country like this. I don't think that's very diplomatic.

    I love our military. I love the fact that our war planes carry life-giving help. I love it that we don't have soil all over the world. But I think Condi was wrong. I think the other land we hold in other countries is our embassies and our "forts." Not that the land is the problem, but the people occupying it, since this government can't even seem to keep from selling off this soil.
  • mik lslsttn 2009/07/20 19:15:55
    mik
    +2
    as i told bob i recieved this in an email. after i read it, it made me feel good about america. back when we did not befriend our enemies and diss our allies. i do not know how politically correct one sentence in any paragraph is for i did not go look it up on the internet. I just remember when america would aid even the enemies during disasters if needed. i remember when the military was respected and honored by the government instead of being dissed like our ally's have been. i didnt post this to start a war nor even debate. i didnt post it to pick out one fact from another, for i without looking it up, i dont know what our position was in france i dont know many of the facts, and i should have looked them up, for i should have known there would be some that didnt get the point of the email i received in general. we use to be a very patriotic country. America was the best nation in the world. and i dont want to forget that, because i dont know if in four years any of us are going to feel the same about the country we live in. How will the world look at the USA in four yrs. so today is no holiday, but i am proud of our country and i think our country will fight for the things the gov. is trying to change. for they also take an oath to defend and protect on foreign soil and dom...'
    as i told bob i recieved this in an email. after i read it, it made me feel good about america. back when we did not befriend our enemies and diss our allies. i do not know how politically correct one sentence in any paragraph is for i did not go look it up on the internet. I just remember when america would aid even the enemies during disasters if needed. i remember when the military was respected and honored by the government instead of being dissed like our ally's have been. i didnt post this to start a war nor even debate. i didnt post it to pick out one fact from another, for i without looking it up, i dont know what our position was in france i dont know many of the facts, and i should have looked them up, for i should have known there would be some that didnt get the point of the email i received in general. we use to be a very patriotic country. America was the best nation in the world. and i dont want to forget that, because i dont know if in four years any of us are going to feel the same about the country we live in. How will the world look at the USA in four yrs. so today is no holiday, but i am proud of our country and i think our country will fight for the things the gov. is trying to change. for they also take an oath to defend and protect on foreign soil and domestic. i am sorry you had to pick out facts and missed the entire point of the blog. see that is how america is becoming. but it isnt america's fault. just certain people and our gov. we have a terrorist working inside our government destoying all that he can from the inside out. one day people is going to wake up and see that he is not working for the good of our country, but by the time people finally see, and then are not so damn proud to admit that they were wrong, it will be too late, our country will be gone.
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