Monday, April 30, 2012

Fwd: FW: Picture Of The Year







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The pictures say it all. "Lest we forget."
International Picture of the Year.

Here are three very touching photos honored this year.

First Place :



First Place

Todd Heisler, The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene as so powerful: 'See the people in the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home,' he said. 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should.'



Second Place



Second Place

Todd Heisler, The Rocky Mountain News


The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what he would have wanted'.

And the one that really tightens MY throat:
3rd Place – "Son, a grateful Nation…….."



PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING!
Blue Fridays.

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing blue every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority.' We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something blue. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of blue much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in BLUE and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever. The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is: 'We need your support and your prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something blue every Friday.


IF YOU AGREE -- THEN SEND THIS ON.
IF YOU COULDN'T CARE LESS -- THEN HIT THE DELETE BUTTON.

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.


YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON, AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET BOTH OF THEM.

GM TO YOU -----:))))))

me

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fwd: SUNDAY CLOTHES





     
SUNDAY CLOTHES


A little boy was walking down a dirt road after church one Sunday afternoon when he came to a crossroads where he met a little girl coming from the other direction.
'Hello,' said the little boy
'Hi,' replied the little girl.


'Where are you going?' asked the little boy.


'I've been to church this morning and I'm on my way home,'
Answered the little girl.

'I'm also on my way home from church.
Which church do you go to?' asked the little boy.


'I go to the Baptist church back down the road,' replied the little girl.
'What about you? '

 
'I go to the Methodist church back at the top of the hill,'
Replied the little boy.

 

They discover that they are both going the same way
So they decided that they'd walk together.

 

They came to a low spot in the road where spring rains had partially flooded the road, so there was no way that they could get across to the other side without getting wet.

 

'If I get my new Sunday dress wet, my Mom's going to skin me alive,' said the little girl.

 

'My Mom'll tan my hide, too, if I get my new Sunday suit wet,'
Replied the little boy.

 

'I tell you what I think I'll do,' said the little girl. 'I'm gonna pull
Off all my clothes and hold them over my head and wade across.'

 

'That's a good idea,'replied the little boy.
'I'm going to do the same thing with my suit.'

 

So they both undressed and waded across to the other side without getting their clothes wet.  They were standing there in the sun waiting to drip dry before putting their clothes back on, when the little boy finally remarked:







'You know, I never realized before just how much difference there really is between a
BAPTIST and a METHODIST!!!

GN TO YOU ----------------------BRUTAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING








 



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The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord.. ... He's huge - part Boxer
and part British Bull Mastiff and
tops the scales at 200 lbs.
His handler took the picture.
Brutus is running toward me
because he knows I have some
Milkbone treats, so he's slobbering away!
I had to duck around a tree just
before he got to me in case he
couldn't stop, but he did.
Brutus was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in
Iraq . His handler and
four other soldiers were taken hostage by
insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language
and he gave Brutus the signal that
meant 'go away but come back
and find me'. The Iraqis paid
no attention to Brutus. He came back
later and quietly tore the throat out of
one guard at one door and another guard at another door He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse)
until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's
the first K9 to receive this honor.
If he knows you're ok, he's a big
old lug and wants to sit in your lap.
He enjoys the company of cats.
K-9 Congressional Medal
of Honor Winner thought
you'd find this interesting.

Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!
Remember that they can't do a lot of things for
themselves and they depend on you to make
their life a quality life!
Now Look at Brutas
 properly hugging a baby
(Step Bu Step):
1. First, uh, find a baby.
2. Second, be sure that the object you found
wasindeed a baby, by employing classic sniffing
techniques.

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3. Next, you will need to flatten the baby before
actually beginning the
hugging process.
4. The 'paw slide' = Simply slide paws around baby
and prepare for possible close-up.

5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute
the difficult and patented 'hug, smile, and lean' so
as to
achieve the best photo quality.

It will be a shame if you
don't pass this along!!
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Fwd: May I Send My Limo For You?





I love this, it's so cool....
Now, THIS is not only unique, but also seriously cool.  I like it.
"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"
  
There exist numerous types of limos, possible and impossible,
but this one is really original, fancy and quite beautiful.
 
 And it's a Harley , so you KNOW it's all good !!!
 GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.
   GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL

:((((((((((((((( MEXICAN DRUG LORD'S HOME AFTER BEING RAIDED....






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Chick Magnet
Play Me!
 
Chick Magnet
Play Me!



Home of a Mexican drug lord being raided



A quaint villa in the hills of Mexico - Drug money bought it all!



The back yard pool


Man made cave and hot tub inside the home



A collection of exotic animals - which were cared for in the grandest fashion by the way




7 Lions were on the property




A very rare Tiger




After several attempts from FBI, the Marine Squard finally took action


Yes, That is cash piled on that table in the background!


This guy had a better gun collection than most legitimate museums do





Yes, that is real gold on these guns!



Gold and Titanium 45 Caliber semi automatic pistols - they found 16 like this




"Go and kill in the name of the Lord my son!" There was a matched pair of these found.




357 Magnum semi automatic with solid gold grips.




Exotic art collection - some of which was illegal to own - some stolen




Mini bank 3 grounds under the
quaint villa



This pile of cash before it was counted was estimated to be approimately 22 Million Dollars(+/-R160 000 000)





>From another angle





Guns were hidden all over the house along with ample Ammo just in case of trouble.




Stacks of cash were found in every nook and cranny




This case is filled with 100 dollar Bills estimated to be 1,2 million dollars and no doubt headed out to make another drug deal from perhaps the Columbians.




18 plastic bins filled with 100 dollar bills were found




Another cabinet stack tight with cash - all 100's




Too much Benjamiz!




Each of these stacks of 100's holds $250,000 (a quarter of a million dollars)!




They also had millions in Columbian money and Mexican Pesos although they preferred American dollars for the most part.




Heartless cons and dealers arrested.


The enitre empire was set alight on fire.


More Gold machine guns and pistols - most were never fired, just held for collection value

The money and valuables found in this one house alone, would be enough to pay for health insurance
for every man woman and child in the U.S.A. for 12 years! There are believed to be approximately
27 more of these houses in Mexico alone not to mention the ones in other countries who are enriching
themselves in the drug trade. These people have so much money,
they make the Arab oil shieks look
like welfare recipients
.
Their money can buy the best politicians, the best cops, the best judges, whatever they need they just throw down stacks of cash and it is theirs!
This is why the drug problem is so difficult to fight.
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