And You Could Hear Pin Drop Silence !

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February 25, 2010 11:18pm CST
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From: shernaz vania (shernazvania@hotmail.com) Sent: 25 February 2010 13:08PM To: POINTED REPLIES WHEN YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP Veer Savarkar once started addressing a public meeting in Hindi at Bangalore. The crowd started shouting "Speak in Kannada. We will hear only in Kannada." ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if US 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 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 when 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ Robert Whiting , an elderly US 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 Frenchman to show a passport to." You could have heard a pin drop. |
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
26 Feb 10
Here you are kety my friend, I'm just became puzzled by your long discussion. I'm only answering to your last line. In the Second World War the Aliance Force invited the crocodile by digging canal. Now the crocodile has become Dragon. The hungry Dragon swallowed Iraq,Afghanistan and so many small countries. Has the Dragon need any Passport? Silence has no sound. But has language. The imaginative persons can understand that language.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Feb 10
hi this is wonderful thanks so much i am reading and rereading and the catch is always there and its just great. a comeback that is always needed in each one of these situations. Also shows that this Great nation of America is just that a great nation, this makes me proud to be an American in the USA. I loved this and I think others will to . thumbs up. here.