BALLS

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> INTERESTING OBSERVATION (Size matters)
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> 1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL.
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> 2. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING. >
> 3. The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL. >
> 4. The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL.
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> 5. The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.
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> 6. The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF. >
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> THE AMAZING CONCLUSION:
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> The higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become. >
> There must be a boat load of people in Washington playing marbles. >
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Rules for kicking ass

Happy Veteran’s Day!
Subject: Rules for kicking ass
It’s that time of year again, so here are the rules to remember.

Rules for Kickin’ Ass:

Rules for the Non-Military
(Make sure you read #13 twice)


Dear Civilians, we know that the current state of affairs in our great nation has many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military.

For those of you who can’t join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas where we would like your assistance:
1. The next time you see any adults talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem – kick their ass.
2. When you witness, firsthand, someone burning the American Flag in protest – kick their ass.
3. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while a disabled veteran kicks their ass.
4. If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDUs) or Jungle Fatigues, telling others that you used to be ‘Special Forces’. Collecting GI Joe memorabilia might have been okay when you were seven years old, but now it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.
5. Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, ‘Do you fly a jet?’ Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an ass-kicking (children are exempt).
6. If you witness someone calling the Coast Guard ‘non-military’, inform them of their mistake – and kick their ass.
7. Next time Old Glory (the US flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. This includes arrogant politicians who think someone may be offended. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her – of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass-kicking.
9. ‘Your mama wears combat boots’ never made sense to me – stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely be a vet and therefore would kick your ass!
10. ‘Flyboy’ (Air Force), ‘Jarhead’ (Marines), ‘Grunt’ (Army), ‘Squid’ (Navy), ‘Puddle Jumpers’(Coast Guard), ‘Bubblehead’ (Submarine Sailor), etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other.
Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Using them could get your ass kicked.
11. Last, but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our country would get its ass kicked..
12. It’s the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It’s the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.

It’s the Veteran, not the community organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
It’s the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Oh, AND ONE MORE:
13. If you ever see anyone singing the national anthem in Spanish -
KICK THEIR ASS.

ONE LAST THING:
If you got this email and didn’t pass it on – guess what – you deserve to get your ass kicked!

I sent this to you, NOT because I didn’t want to get my ass kicked BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE A VERY, VERY SPECIAL PERSON AND I KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE OFFENDED AND ARE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND WILL FORWARD THIS ALSO.

THANK YOU!

WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

If you don’t stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel
free to stand in front of them!

Pilot defied odds to survive crash

Good article about The Virgin Galactic rocket plane crash.

BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN AND MELODY PETERSEN

MOJAVE: The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces.

The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from SpaceShipTwo. At more than 10 miles high, with fingers no doubt numb from the cold, Peter Siebold somehow escaped from the hurtling wreckage.

Siebold, who had been flying Virgin Galactic’s spaceships for a decade, had to rely on his experience and his instincts. He had a parachute but no spacesuit to protect him from the lethal environment as he plunged toward Earth at close to the speed of a bullet.

At almost twice the height of Mt. Everest, the air is dangerously thin and the temperature is about 70 degrees below zero. It was a real world case of survival in the face of disaster, like in the movie Gravity.

Siebold managed to deploy his parachute and land in the Mojave Desert. His shoulder was smashed and a fellow pilot described him as pretty banged up. He was discharged from the hospital Monday.

The fact that he survived a descent of 50,000 feet is pretty amazing, said Paul Tackabury, a veteran test pilot who sat on the board of directors of Scaled Composites until it was sold to Northrop Grumman Corp. You don’t just jump out of aircraft at Mach 1 at over 50,000 feet without a space suit.

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