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You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop

This one has been around for awhile; but, a neighbor just emailed it to me and I think it deserves being brought to mind again. ~LTG

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 US 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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<strong>
There was a conference in France</strong> <strong>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?"</strong>
<strong>
A Boeing engineer</strong> <strong>stood up and replied quietly: "<span style="color:#ff0000;">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</span><span style="color:#ff0000;">;</span></strong><span style="color:#ff0000;"> <strong>how many does France have?"</strong></span>
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You could have heard a pin drop.</strong> <strong>
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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 thatwe 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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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 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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Obama, Release Your Other Documents!

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On January 21, 2009, his first day in office, Obama said: “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
Alas, that was a lie because on that same day Obama implemented and signed into law Executive Order 13489, which sealed all his records and documents.
This morning, after more than two years of speculations and countless lawsuits asking for his original long-form birth certificate, Obama finally released it. It remains to be seen whether the birth certificate is authentic.
In the meantime, since Obama said this morning that he wants the “side shows” and “carnival barkers” to stop “distracting” Americans from the country’s many “real” and serious problems, we urge him to live up to his promise of transparency and release the following documents:

  1. Marriage license of Obama’s parents, Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham.
  2. Obama’s Baptism certificate.
  3. Obama’s Punahou Kindergarten school records.
  4. Marriage license of Stanley Ann Dunham and Obama’s Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.
  5. Obama’s adoption records (by Lolo Soetoro).
  6. Obama’s passport from Indonesia (he had to have one to attend school in Indonesia).
  7. Obama’s Social Security number and an explanation why it has a Connecticut 3-digit prefix.
  8. Obama’s Occidental College records.
  9. Obama’s U.S. passport or whatever passport he used to enter Pakistan.
  10. Obama’s Columbia University records and senior thesis.
  11. Obama’s LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores.
  12. Obama’s Harvard Law School records.
  13. Obama’s Harvard Law Review articles.
  14. Obama’s real Selective Service Registration, not the forgery: https://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/004431print.html.
  15. Obama’s medical records (not the brief one-page statement saying he is “healthy”).
  16. Obama’s Illinois Bar Exam records.
  17. Obama’s Illinois law practices client list and billing records.
  18. Obama’s Illinois State Senate schedule and records.
  19. List of countries Obama visited outside the United States before 2008.
  20. Document showing Obama repatriated to the U.S. from his Indonesian citizenship. Without repatriation, Obama is not a U.S. citizen, natural born or otherwise.

Lastly, I quote from Stephen Tonchen’s “Obama Presidential Eligibility: An Introductory Primer“:

35. If President Obama’s birth certificate shows conclusively that he was born in Hawaii, would it end the eligibility controversy?

Most certainly not! President Obama has stated publicly that his father was not a U.S. citizen. According to the birthers’ understanding of American history, if his father was not a U.S. citizen, President Obama cannot be a Constitutional natural born citizen, regardless of where he was born. If President Obama was born in Hawaii, he could be regarded as a statutory natural born citizen, but he would not necessarily be a Constitutional natural born citizen (See Question 9: Statutory natural born citizen). Regardless of what his birth certificate says, Obama’s presidential eligibility will never be settled or resolved, until the Supreme Court decides whether the U.S.-born children of non-U.S.-citizen parents are Constitutional natural born citizens.

See also my post of April 25, 2011, “By US Senate’s Definition, Obama is Ineligible – Not a Natural Born Citizen”.
~Eowyn

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