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    I usually don't like these mass-mail e-mails, but I liked the tone of this one so I'm going to share it in case you didn't get it (yeah, that's likely!):

    You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published a newspaper ad offering a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone know what an American is so they would know when they found one.

    "An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghan. An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

    An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

    An American is from the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person the pursuit of happiness.

    An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need. When Afghanistan was overrun by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country. As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.

    Americans welcome the best, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best athletes. But they also welcome the least. The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America. Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. I've been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 other countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

    So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American".

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    i'm canadian, but in this case, i'm an american as well. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    :goosebumpslikewhenyouwatchaRockymovie:

    [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    At first glance, I thought this thread was about Hulk Hogan!



    Thanks a lot, billy! Great way to start off the week! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    kind of tough to pin us down [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by laner:
    i'm canadian, but in this case, i'm an american as well. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    We'll welcome any freedom-loving peoples as honorary Americans.
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    Hey, I didn't know Goo was a dentist.
    You can twist perceptions
    Reality won't budge

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    Originally posted by Panama Dog:
    Hey, I didn't know Goo was a dentist.
    I wish I got paid like one!
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

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    Originally posted by Cabo Kid:


    Well you know something BROTHER...Hulkamania is running wild BROTHER!!! The Hulkster'd run over to all them terrorists BROTHER and they'd run in fear BROTHER!!! Whatchagonnado when Hulkamania runs wild on you BROTHER!!!!

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    And just for the record...the "An American" article is real...but wasn't written by an Australian dentist. (No offense to our fine Australian brethern of course!)

    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/america2.htm

    That link explains it all! [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    I had never read that before.
    That was great! Who ever wrote it! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Thanks Billy.
    I am going back under my rock now...
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