Then

Then

PIN DROP. (A clasic !)

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in  France  in the early 60's when
DeGaulle decided to pull out of NATO.  DeGaulle said he wanted all US
military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,
"Does that include those who are buried here?"
DeGaulle did not respond.
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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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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 younbheard 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?"

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.
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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
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 Frenchmen to show a passport to"

You could have heard a pin drop.
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If you want to understand the problem.....

The piece below pretty well displays the challenge of the "Muslim Problem".  Fourteen hundred years of trying to live in the Islamic world is bound to produce a slice of humanity twisted and hammered into a strata of behavior that does not fit to live among the rest of folks on the planet.  The ideological imprint along with the encouraged inbreeding produces millions of misfits unable to enjoy a place at the table.  Try to battle your way through the summary below.

Start with this little review:
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims'

Think of it:
Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Baha'is = No Problem
Baha'is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha'is = No Problem
Baha'is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
However-----
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha'is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem

MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

SO THIS LEADS TO: 
They’re not happy in Gaza
They're not happy in Egypt
They're not happy in Libya
They're not happy in Morocco
They're not happy in Iran
They're not happy in Iraq
They're not happy in Yemen
They're not happy in Afghanistan
They're not happy in Pakistan
They're not happy in Syria
They're not happy in Lebanon
They're not happy in Nigeria
They're not happy in Kenya
They're not happy in Sudan

 So, where are they happy? 
They're happy in Australia
They're happy in England
They're happy in Belgium
They're happy in France
They're happy in Italy
They're happy in Germany
They're happy in Sweden
They're happy in the USA & Canada
They're happy in Norway & India
They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam... Not their leadership... Not themselves... THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!

And they want to change the countries they're happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammered!!!!

Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
AND A LOT MORE!!!!!!!

Think on this: ...20 requirements and lessons of their religion.

1] Kill any one who insults Islam or Moham-mad. (Koran.33;57-61).
2) Kill all Muslims who leave Islam. (Koran.2;217/4;89/Bukhari.9;84-57).
3) Koran can not be doubted. (Koran.2;1).
4) Islam is the only acceptable religion. (Koran.3;85).
5) Muslims must fight (jihad) to non-Muslims, even if they don't want to. (Koran.2;216).
6) We the non-Muslims are pigs and apes. (Koran. 2;62-65/Koran.5;59-60/Koran.7;166).
7) We the non-Muslims cannot be friends with Muslims. (Koran.5;51).
8) We the non-Muslims sworn enemies of Muslims and Islam. (Koran.4;101).
9) We the non-Muslims can be raped as sex slave. (Koran.4;3 & 24/5;89/23;5/33;50/58;3/70;30).
10) We the non-Muslims the vilest of creatures deserving no mercy. (Koran.98;6).
11) Muslim must terrorise us (non-Muslims). (Koran.8;12 &59-60/ Bukhari.4;52;220).
12) Muslims must strike terror into non-Muslims hearts. (Koran.8;60).
13) Muslims must lie to us (non-Muslims) to strengthen and spread Islam. (Koran.3;28?16;106).
14) Muslims are allowed to behead us (non_Muslims) (Koran.47;4).
15) Muslims are guaranteed to go to heaven if they kill us (non-Muslims). (Koran.9;111).
16) Marrying and divorcing pre-pubescent children is OK. (Koran.65;4).
17) Wife beating is OK. (Koran.4;34).
18) Raping wives is OK. (Koran.2;223).
19) Proving rape requires 4 (four) male Muslim witnesses. (Koran.24;13).
20) Muslims are allowed to crucify and amputate us (non-Muslims). Koran.8;12/47;4).

It is claimed that in the the vast majority of Muslims are "Peaceful"!!  Where the hell are they?




Remember This Guy?

 "Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."

'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.' Image result for pic of reagan

'The most terrifying words In the English language are: I'm from the government
and I'm here to help.'

'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'

'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too
strong.

'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress..

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works For the federal government but
doesn't have to take the civil service examination.' 

'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end
and no sense of responsibility at the other'

'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is government
program.' 

'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned
that it bears a striking resemblance to the first'

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it'

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.' 

'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'

'If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.'

Clinton Foundation 2014 tax return - WOW

These figures are from an official copy of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation for the tax year 2014.  HAVE YOU EVER, EVER, SEEN THIS INFORMATION ON CNN, ABC,
a
NBC OR MSNBC???  And...the brain dead Democrats are whining about Trump's tax returns!


 The foundation's tax return is from the National Center for Charitable Statistics website where you  can get the latest tax return on any charitable organization!

Total revenue (line 12) ...................$177,804,612.00
Total grants to charity (line 13) ...........$5,160,385.00 (that's less than 3%)
Total expenses of............................ .. $91,281,145.00 and those expenses include: salaries (line 15)....$34,838,106.00 !!!
Fund raising fees (line 16a) ..........$850,803.00
Other (?) expenses (line 17) .....$50,431,851.00
They list 486 employees (line 5)!

It took 486 people who are paid $34.8 million and $91.3 million in fees and expenses, to give away $5.1MILLION WHICH IS LESS THAN 3% OF TOTAL REVENUES!

Line 22 shows ending year net assets/fund balances of $332,471,349.00 which is up $85,171,891 from the previous year's tax return!

A CHARITY?

Part IX reflects some “interesting” expenses.  Travel of almost $8 million and meeting expense over $12 million.

Don't mess with Ted Nugent. (Too good to delete!).....

 
Ted Nugent, rock star and avid bow hunter from Michigan , was being interviewed by a liberal journalist who also happens to be an animal rights activist.  The discussion came around to deer hunting. 

The journalist asked, "What do you think is the last thought in the head of a deer before  you shoot him?  Is it, 'Are you my friend?' or is it 'Are you the one who killed my brother?'"

Nugent replied, "Deer aren't capable of that kind of thinking.  All they care about is what am I going to eat next, who am I going to screw next, and can I run fast enough to get away. 
 
They are very much like the Democrats in Congress."

The interview ended.

Howabout a little math lesson to put things in perspective?

The next time you hear a politician use the Word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about  whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.     

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
 
A billion hours ago our ancestors were Living in the Stone Age.
      
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
  
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes ago
at the rate our government Is spending it.
 
While this thought is still fresh in our brain...let's take a look at New Orleans ....
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.
 
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu was asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS To rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
What does it mean?
  
Well .. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman and child    You would each get $516,528!
 Or... If you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
 Or... If you are a family of four..
Your family gets $2,066,012.
  
We spend 300 Billion a year on Illegal’s...!!!!  Check out the picture above...and under stand 

WE HAVE A SPECIAL REPORT ON THIS SUBJECT FROM ONE OF OUR POLITICAL BUDDIES.

Our politicians, not only casually toss around billions of dollars...but now the conversations are spiced with TRILLIONS!!  Our Columbine Contributor, Joe Rhodes is a skilled accountant and math whiz.(especially when writing down his golf score) so I asked him to give us a few figures using ONE Trillion dollars to get some more perspective.   Below is his reply:

"Hey Fred.  Off a precursory calculation, while having coffee and doing my puzzles
 Trillion years is before the Earth even existed!

13.7 billion years ago - The Big Bang beginning of the universe as we know it!
13.3 - 13.7 billion years ago - The Dark Ages, after the formation of hydrogen and before the first stars.
4.55 billion years ago - Formation of the Solar System.
4.5 billion years ago - Formation of the Moon.
4.45 billion years ago - Formation of Earth complete.
4 billion years ago - First life on Earth.
3 billion years ago - Formation of the first known continent.
1.3 billion years ago - First plants.

I did a study like this about 50 years ago, using a Billion rather than a Trillion.  Maybe I will get the bug and give you a more detailed synopsis. It's good to put my mind to work occasionally.

Hope all is well.
Joe
PS..Politicians try to convince the populace that they are making fiscal progress when they reduce the annual deficit, but any deficit adds to the total debt, and an annual surplus is required to attain any reduction in our total debt.