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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.

Billy Graham

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.

Lise Hand

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.

Publilius Syrus

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.

Arthur Ashe

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.

Albert Einstein

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

Louis Pasteur

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.

Norman Schwarzkopf

The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.

Andrew Bernstein

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Mark Twain

The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.


Heroism … is endurance for one moment more.

George F. Kennan

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Unlearned Lesson  Memorial Day Poem

Memorial Day

Of every year

The little valiant

Flags appear

On every fallen

Soldier’s grave–

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)

Canadian Army

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)

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Group A
Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Group A
Team v • d • e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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G20 2009 Cartoon

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).

Just unbelievable!!!

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John on May 30th, 2010

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.[3]

Collectively, the G-20 economies comprise 85%[4] of global gross national product, 80% of world trade (including EU intra-trade) and two-thirds of the world population.[2]

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.

With the G-20 growing in stature since the 2008 Washington summit, its leaders announced on September 25, 2009, that the group will replace theG8 as the main economic council of wealthy nations.[5]

Heads of states of G-20 members meet biannually at the G-20 summit. The G-20 summits for 2010 are scheduled to be held in Toronto on June 26–27 and Seoul on November 11–12.

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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 :[2][6]

Region Member Leader Finance Minister Central Bank Governor GDP (nominal·PPP)
$Million USD
Africa South Africa President Jacob Zuma Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan Gill Marcus 287,219 492,684 49,320,500
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty Mark Carney 1,336,427 1,281,064 34,088,000
Mexico President Felipe Calderón Secretary of Finance Ernesto Cordero Arroyo Agustín Carstens 874,903 1,465,726 111,211,789
United States President Barack Obama Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner Ben Bernanke 14,256,275 14,256,275 309,173,000
Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Minister of Economy Amado Boudou Mercedes Marcó del Pont 310,065 584,392 40,134,425
Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Minister of Finance Guido Mantega Henrique Meirelles 1,574,039 2,013,186 192,859,000
East Asia China President Hu Jintao Minister of Finance Xie Xuren Zhou Xiaochuan 4,326,187 7,903,235 1,338,612,968
Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Minister of Finance Naoto Kan Masaaki Shirakawa 5,068,059 4,159,432 127,390,000
South Korea President Lee Myung-bak Minister of Strategy
and Finance
Yoon Jeung-hyun Kim Joong-soo 832,512 1,364,148 50,060,000
South Asia India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Minister of Finance Pranab Mukherjee Duvvuri Subbarao 1,235,975 3,526,124 1,180,251,000
Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Minister of Finance Agus Martowardojo Darmin Nasution 539,337 962,471 231,369,500
Saudi Arabia King Abdullah I Minister of Finance Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf Muhammed Al-jasser 369,671 593,385 25,721,000
Europe European Union E. Council President[7]

Commission President[7]

Herman Van Rompuy

José Manuel Barroso

Commissioner for Economic
and Monetary Affairs
Olli Rehn Jean-Claude Trichet 16,447,259 14,793,979 501,259,840
France President Nicolas Sarkozy Minister of the Economy,
Industry and Employment
Christine Lagarde Christian Noyer 2,675,951 2,108,228 65,447,374
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble Axel A. Weber 3,352,742 2,806,226 81,757,600
Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Minister of Economy
and Finance
Giulio Tremonti Mario Draghi 2,118,264 1,740,123 60,325,805
Russia President Dmitry Medvedev Minister of Finance Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin Sergey Mikhaylovich Ignatyev 1,229,227 2,109,551 141,927,297
Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Minister of Finance Mehmet Şimşek Durmuş Yılmaz 615,329 880,061 72,561,312
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Mervyn King 2,183,607 2,139,400 62,041,708
Oceania Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Treasurer Wayne Swan Glenn Stevens 997,201 851,170 22,328,632

In addition to these 20 members, the following forums and institutions, as represented by their respective chief executive officers, participate in meetings of the G-20:[2]

Membership does not reflect exactly the 19 largest national economies of the world in any given year. The organization states:[1]

“ 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.

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Could they use teleconferencing? What a waste of money. There are so many more ways to spend the money.

If you need to spend that much on security, then cancel the meeting.

Why not meet in Yellowknife?

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