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  • Sometimes you have to be unprofessional

    01/29/2005 7:13:11 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 32 replies · 1,979+ views
    Today, during an afternoon conference that wrapped up my project of the last 18 months, one of my Euro collegues tossed this little turd out to no one in particular: " See, this is why George Bush is so dumb, theres a disaster in the world and he sends an Aircraft Carrier..." After which he and many of my Euro collegues laughed out loud. and then they looked at me. I wasn't laughing, and neither was my Hindi friend sitting next to me, who has lost family in the disaster. I'm afraid I was "unprofessional", I let it loose -...
  • Candy Bomber wants to fly over Baghdad (pilot who dropped candy in Berlin airlift)

    04/05/2003 1:05:01 PM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies · 324+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 05 2003 | JAMES HANNAH
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The pilot known as the Candy Bomber for air-dropping handkerchief-tethered chocolate and gum to the children of Berlin in 1948 wants to do the same thing for the kids of Baghdad. "I'd give my right arm to do it," said retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen. "I've had the experience of the reaction of the kids on the ground. It's just incredible." When the Soviets formed a blockade around Berlin after World War II, Halvorsen and other U.S. pilots airlifted food, medicine and other supplies into the city. During that time, Halvorsen collected rations from his...