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Barry, I think your post above is quite tasteless.
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Subject: Startling statistic

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week,
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> quote:
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> "If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the
> Iraq theatre of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112
> deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.
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> The firearm death rate in
Washington DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same
> period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and
> killed in the
US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws
> in the
US, than you are in Iraq.
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> Conclusion? The
US should pull out of Washington".

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God Gave It To You

 

God gave you this day to do just as you would.

You can throw it away or do some good.

You can make someone happy or make someone sad.

What have you done with the day that you had?

God gave it to you to do just as you would.

You can do what is wicked or do what is good.

You can hand out a smile or just give them a frown.

You can lift someone up or just push someone down.

You can lighten some load or some progress impede.

You can look for a rose or just gather a weed.

What did you do with your beautiful day?

God gave it to You...  Did you throw it away?


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God gave it to You... Did you throw it away?


Actually, I'm goin' out to play some golf.

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Barry, I think your post above is quite tasteless.


I am trying to figure if you are punning me or not. In any case the scene in Weeds was probably one of the funniest in the series.....but I guess you had to be there.


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Sometimes I imagine that I am dying and I know I have seen my last dawn. I try to imagine how I would feel and how just one more would be so precious. I think it is important to meditate on each day being this important. These reminders come in many ways. Last Saturday my nephews wife died of cancer. I can well imagine the giant hole left in his life and those of his kids.
I spend too much time worrying about unimportant things in life. These things bring us back. But simple thought like above are far better and more frequent.


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Beautifully Stated

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.
Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

~anonymous~



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Edification/Enlightenment,Anyone?

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how about this -

 

 
Subject: WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE ??

     A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,
"Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."  The Lord led the holy man to two doors. 
 
       He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of
stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
 
       The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were
strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they
could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
 
       They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. 
 
       The holy man said, "I don't understand.  It is simple said the Lord, it requires but one skill.  You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves." 

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and in a different vein -

 

You'll enjoy this from Col D. G. Swinford, USMC, Ret and history buff.  You would really have to dig deep to get this kind of ringside seat to history: 

1.  The first German serviceman killed in WW2 was killed by the Japanese ( China , 1937), the first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians ( Finland 1940); highest ranking American killed was Lt Gen Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps. So much for allies.

2.  The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham, USN.  He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age.  His benefits were later restored by act of Congress.

3.  At the time of Pearl Harbor , the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced "sink us"), the shoulder patch of the US Army's 45th Infantry division was the Swastika, and Hitler's private train was named "Amerika."  All three were soon changed for PR purposes.

4.  More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.  While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71%.

5.  Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter pilot.  You were either an ace or a target.  For instance, Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes.  He died while a passenger on a cargo plane.

6.  It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming.  This was a mistake.  Tracers had different ballistics so (at long range) if your tracers were hitting the target 80% of your rounds were missing.  Worse yet tracers instantly told your enemy he was under fire and from which direction.  Worst of all was the practice of loading a string of tracers at the end of the belt to tell you that you were out of ammo.  This was definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy.  Units that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly double and their loss rate go down.

YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE THIS ONE....

7.  When allied armies reached the Rhine , the first thing men did was pee in it.  This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it) and Gen.  Patton (who had himself photographed in the act).

8.  German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City , but it wasn't worth the effort.

9.  German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.

10.  Among the first "Germans" captured at Normandy were several Koreans.  They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they were captured by the US Army.

AND I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST....

11.  Following a massive naval bombardment, 35,000 United States and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands .  21 troops were killed in the firefight.  It would have been worse if there had been any Japanese on the island.

 


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Wasn't there something about a German V9 that was planned for bombing NYC's Lower East Side


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History is endlessly interesting....and never simple.....great post Bro.!

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Bro Joe,

Any idea why the Germans deemed bombing NYC not worth the effort?

Thanks,

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I hope not a repeat here-

 


Thought for the day

In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England 's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America, he said:

"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... And how many want out." Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1.  Jesus Christ
2.  The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. 

If you want to pass this on, I think it would be appropriate as many seem to forget BOTH of them.


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Frank and Barry,  I really don't have any more info there.


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