In Defense of Freedom

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Dr. Bob, Feb 3, 2006.

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Which nation has the most Active US Military personnel stationed there?

  1. Japan

    21.4%
  2. Italy

    17.9%
  3. Saudi Arabia

    39.3%
  4. Korea

    14.3%
  5. United Kingdom

    7.1%
  6. Hawaii

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    0.0%
  1. Dr. Bob

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    Came across some stats on the US Military. And since I'm in the business of making polls tonight (while doing therapy and there is NO FOOTBALL) thought I'd see what we all KNOW or at least THINK we know . . .

    ANSWERS LISTED AT END OF THREAD - you may STILL do the poll and THEN look at the answers. [​IMG]

    [ February 04, 2006, 03:04 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob ]
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    PLenty of football on Doc. Just tune in to ESPN2 or whoever broadcasts REAL football matches [​IMG] . Chelsea are running away with the English premiership.

    If soccer isn't your cuppa tea, try rugby football, The Six Nations tournament starts this weekend. I can't wait!

    [​IMG]
     
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    How about Australian football, where no one understands it, but it's still a lot of fun!
     
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    I love it, but I wish they'd let the players wear some kind of break-proof mic so I can hear the bones cracking, too. ;)
     
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    Since when is Hawaii a nation? ;)

    And when do we get to see the real answers? [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, you caught my humor adding Hawaii into the list of nations!! :eek:

    Answers on Saturday night (hopefully) so folks who are bored to tears will have something to think about during the sermon on Sunday morning! :rolleyes:
     
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    As for Hawaii's nationhood there are some residents of the Islands who do not recognized the legitimacy of the Annexation. I won't go into the whys and wherefores here. Suffice to say, if the Japanese had had a decent blue water navy in the 1890s and had looked East instead of West, it might have been the Japanese-American War instead of the Russo-Japanese.
     
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    or more to the point the great catastrophe called American Football [​IMG] where armored guys with little legs run about with a footy but do not actually ever seem to kick it....(this is tongue well in cheek guys...) [​IMG]
     
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    1. Which nation has the most Active US Military personnel stationed there?

    Correct is Japan with 35,000
    Korea has 32,000
    Italy has 13,000
    Saudi Arabia has 230
    United Kingdom has 11,000
    Hawaii has 33,000 but is a state!
    (Germany was not listed, with 70,000 still)

    2. Apart from China, what nation has the largest Active Duty armed forces?

    Correct is United States 1,435,000
    India has 1,325,000
    Russia has 1,225,000
    North Korea 1,has 105,000
    Pakistan has 620,000
    Iran has 540,000

    3. In what War did ten times more soldiers die from illness than battle?

    Correct is Mexican War 1,700 battle death; 11,600 other
    Revolutionary War 4,000 battle death; 6,200 other
    Civil War 220,000 battle death; 286,000 other
    Spanish American War 385 battle death; 2,800 other
    WW I 53,500 battle death; 63,200 other
    WW II 292,000 battle death; 115,000 other

    4. About how many Veterans from actual Wars are still alive in the US?

    Correct is 18 million
    (Note: About 24 million vets total still alive)

    5. What is the 2006 fiscal budget for the DHS? (Dept of Homeland Security)

    Correct answer is $42 billion
     
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    My wife is from Puerto Rico. When we tried to get our passports, she needed a birth certificate. So, we contacted the state goverment where we were living to see what we needed to do. When the woman replied that we needed to talk to the Puerto Rico embassy, my wife nonchalantly asked for the number. After looking for a while, she finally said, "I can't find the number", to which my wife replied, "That's because Puerto Rico is part of the US; now, who do I need to call?"

    We finally had to call her abuela to run over and get it and mail it to her.
     
  11. Bob Farnaby

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    So the Hawaii Independance Movement hasn't been successful yet? Thought that with the union jack in the corner of the flag they had gained their freedom like Australia, New Zealand and some other colonies ..

    Regards
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    The UJ dates from the days when the Kingdom of Hawaii played the Brits and the Americans off against each other. However, by the 1890s London conceded the Islands to the American sphere of influence. So, when the American merchants decided to overthrow the monarchy and push for annexation, there were no Royal Navy ships available to land some Royal Marines to counteract the US Marines landed to support the rebels.
     
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    Ahhh.. so Squire, if I understand it right, Hawaii was liberated from its independance by the American military?

    Regards,
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    Well, the only diff was the merchants and sugar growers were American and not English. Otherwise, you'd of seen a replay of Fiji.
     

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