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snookiessnookie Posts: 359
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Water Cooler
In France , at a fairly large conference, Steven Harper was asked
by a French cabinet minister if Canadian involvement in
Afghanistan was just an example of Empire building.

He answered by saying, 'Over the years, Canada 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 the United
States has done? They have sent an aircraft carrier to
Indonesia to help the Tsunami victims. What do they 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.


A Canadian Admiral was attending a naval conference that
included Admirals from the Canadian, U.S. , English, 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, North Americans
generally 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 Canadian 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.


Robert Whiting, an elderly Canadian 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.
The official replied 'then you should know enough to have your
passport ready.'

The Canadian said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to
show it.'

'Impossible. Canadians always have to show passports on
arrival in France !'

The Canadian senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he
quietly explained, 'Well, when I came ashore 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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