Robert Green and Oil Spill Jokes
At least that’s one British spillage the Americans won’t be moaning about…
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Most people know that Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Memorial Day is a day to honor those that have died in war, for those who have fought, and for those who are still fighting.
Memorial Day has been celebrated for over 100 years, but it wasn’t until 1971 that it became an official holiday.
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. -Wallace Bruce
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -Joseph Campbell
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. -Thomas Campbell
The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression. – Web Dubois.
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation. – Thomas William Parsons
And I am proud to be American, where at least I know I am free, and I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and I’ll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, ‘cuz there ain’t no doubt that I love this land, god bless the USA.- Lee Greenwood
Although, no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.-Daniel Webster
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. – Bergen Evans
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. – Georges Clemenceau
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.- John F. Kennedy.
And each man stand with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Heroism is latent in every human soul – However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials – privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself – for some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
François de la Rochefoucauld
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.
It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.
Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.
François de la Rochefoucauld
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
Heroism … is endurance for one moment more.
George F. Kennan
Unlearned Lesson Memorial Day Poem
Of every year
The little valiant
On every fallen
Symbol of what
Each died to save.
And we who see
And still have breath–
Are we no wiser
For their death?
~Dorothy Brown Thompson~
A National Moment of Remembrance On Memorial Day
That poem about where “poppies blow”
And, “the crosses, row on row”
Still rings true, these ninety years
After written, still brings tears.
We still have Dead, “amid the guns”
And lose our young and our loved ones
Those who lived, “short days ago”
Who, “felt dawn, saw sunset glow”.
In Flanders Fields, “the poppy red”
Still grow near where the blood was bled
They, “Take up our quarrel with the foe”
And still die for Freedoms that we know.
They pass, “The torch” to, “hold it high”
And not, “break the faith with us who die”
For they, “shall not sleep, though poppies grow”
Beneath all those, “crosses, row on row”
In Flanders Fields.
Del “Abe” Jones
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands), Mariano Andujar (Catania/Italy), Diego Pozo (Colon)
Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich/Germany), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan/Italy), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille/France), Nicolas Burdisso (AS Roma/Italy), Ariel Garce (Colon), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes)
Midfielders: Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle/England), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool/England), Angel Di Maria (Benfica/Portugal), Javier Pastore (Palermo/Italy), Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool/England), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina/Italy)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Spain), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Spain), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City/England), Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Italy), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid/Spqain), Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors)
COMMENTARY 2009 G20 meeting:
The cartoon shows a battered Gordon Brown and Barack Obama dressed as Supermen. They’ve clearly been in a fight—their tunics are torn and Obama has a plaster on his head. Gordon Brown is holding a small piece of paper with ‘Summit’ written on it (the size of the paper suggests that the summit agreement was not a spectacular success). He’s saying “… From nuffink!”
To show everyone that we are stimulating our economy by spending over a billion dollars on security. Great long lasting program!
To show other countires how to print more money. The US is an expert!
Why not give the money to Greece?
G20 stands for Greedy 20
How to allow the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer!
To show the world how to build an artificial lake (for 2 million dollars).
The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (known as the G-20 and also the G20 or Group of Twenty) is a group offinance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies: 19 countries plus the European Union. Recently summits meeting at level ofHeads of government have been introduced. The 2010 chair country of the G-20 is South Korea.
The G-20 is a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion (among key industrial and emerging market countries) of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.
Member countries and organizations
In 2010, there are 20 members of the G-20. These include, at the leaders summits, the leaders of 19 countries and of the European Union and, at the ministerial-level meetings, the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries and of the European Union :
- the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
- the Chairman of the International Monetary Fund
- the President of the World Bank
- International Monetary and Financial Committee
- the Chairman of the Development Committee
Membership does not reflect exactly the 19 largest national economies of the world in any given year. The organization states:
|“||In a forum such as the G-20, it is particularly important for the number of countries involved to be restricted and fixed to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of its activity. There are no formal criteria for G-20 membership and the composition of the group has remained unchanged since it was established. In view of the objectives of the G-20, it was considered important that countries and regions of systemic significance for the international financial system be included. Aspects such as geographical balance and population representation also played a major part.|