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Most any cemetery around the country will offer up examples of people who HAVE actually 'sacrificed everything' for this country. A lot of them fighting actual oppression, not perceived oppression. Are there crappy things in this country? Yes but it sure beats anyplace I've ever been. Now Mr. Rowe can join a lot of us as being racis'.
1 posted on 09/11/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT by rktman
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Colon Kapernick sacrificed so much!

He had to get grass stains off of his KNEE~!!

And how to you expect him to do that when he can’t even find the washing machine in his 2 million dollar mansion?

2 posted on 09/11/2018 10:20:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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Tom Burnett: “...we’re going to do something.”

7 posted on 09/11/2018 11:30:39 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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I often wonder what political district has the blessing of having this fine man and patriot to be a resident.

To say that I think he should run for office is an understatement. I know he has rejected that course for his career, but Lord, the country could use a few like him in Congress.

8 posted on 09/11/2018 11:36:31 AM PDT by wildbill (Quis Custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchmen?)
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I can’t help but think of this song:

Billy Ray Cyrus “Some Gave All”

Makes me tear up if not cry every time I hear this song.

Protestors have no idea what real sacrifice is and while many of us have not sacrificed in protection of our nation, we don’t insult our nation and those who protect our nation. We are grateful, appreciative and respectful of those who choose to protect us and our nation. If Colin Kaepernick really wanted to do something for OTHERS he would have found TRUE ways of doing it without INSULTING those who spend their hard earned money to see a FUN football game and by their doing so he received what is essentially OVER-PAYMENT as he is not someone who provides a NEEDED service, like a surgeon or those in our military. How did these players and entertainers become so over-paid? Why aren’t they earning $15.00 per hour in order to level the income differential?

11 posted on 09/11/2018 12:23:57 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460 (Safe Communities Matter.)
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Sad to say that money has replaced the sanctity of life in our culture.

12 posted on 09/11/2018 12:27:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Consensus isn't science.)
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One of my favorite Bears game was the one where we ran his ass off the field he was so bad. They had to bench the bum. This was before we had proof positive that he was an asshole.

13 posted on 09/11/2018 2:02:31 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at
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Mike Rowe
Yesterday at 10:25 AM ·

"We're Going to Do Something."

You’ve been very quiet about the Kaepernick PR disaster at Nike. Any thoughts? - Sam Wilder

Hi Sam. Nike's free to celebrate whomever they wish, and Kaepernick is entitled to his opinion - kneeling, standing, or lying down. But if I was going to put someone's face on a billboard - someone who epitomized bravery and sacrifice - I might have gone another way, especially this time of year. I might have gone with this guy - Tom Burnett.

Tom's last act on earth was one of the most courageous things imaginable. And his last words to his wife, Deena, are among the most inspiring I've ever heard. Those exact words are at the top of this page, and the bottom. They were spoken seventeen years ago, under conditions I hope to never experience. I'll never forget Tom's last words. I hope you won't either.

Transcript of Tom's Last Calls to Deena

6:27 a.m.( pacific time) First cell phone call from Tom to Deena

Deena: Hello
Tom: Deena
Deena: Tom, are you O.K.?
Tom: No, I’m not. I’m on an airplane that has been hijacked.
Deena: Hijacked?
Tom: Yes, They just knifed a guy.
Deena: A passenger?
Tom: Yes.
Deena: Where are you? Are you in the air?
Tom: Yes, yes, just listen. Our airplane has been hijacked. It’s United Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco. We are in the air. The hijackers have already knifed a guy, one of them has a gun, they are telling us there is a bomb on board, please call the authorities. He hung up.

6:31 Deena calls 911
6:34 The phone rang in on call waiting, Tom’s second cell phone call.

Deena: Hello
Tom: They’re in the cockpit. The guy they knifed is dead.
Deena: He’s dead?
Tom: Yes. I tried to help him, but I couldn’t get a pulse.
Deena: Tom, they are hijacking planes all up and down the east coast. They are taking them and hitting designated targets. They’ve already hit both towers of the World Trade Center.
Tom: They’re talking about crashing this plane. (a pause) Oh my God. It’s a suicide mission…(he then tells people sitting around him)
Deena: Who are you talking to?
Tom: My seatmate. Do you know which airline is involved?
Deena: No, they don’t know if they’re commercial airlines or not. The newsreporters are speculating cargo planes, private planes and commercial. No one knows.
Tom: How many planes are there?
Deena: They’re not sure, at least three. Maybe more.
Tom: O.K….O.K….Do you know who is involved?
Deena: No.
Tom: We’re turning back toward New York. We’re going back to the World Trade Center. No, wait, we’re turning back the other way. We’re going south.
Deena: What do you see?
Tom: Just a minute, I’m looking. I don’t see anything, we’re over a rural area. It’s just fields. I’ve gotta go.

6:45 a.m. Third cell phone call from Tom to Deena

Tom: Deena
Deena: Tom, you’re O.K. (I thought at this point he had just survived the Pentagon plane crash).
Tom: No, I’m not.
Deena: They just hit the Pentagon.
Tom: (tells people sitting around him “They just hit the Pentagon.”)
Tom: O.K….O.K. What else can you tell me?
Deena: They think five airplanes have been hijacked. One is still on the ground. They believe all of them are commercial planes. I haven’t heard them say which airline, but all of them have originated on the east coast.
Tom: Do you know who is involved?
Deena: No
Tom: What is the probability of their having a bomb on board? I don’t think they have one. I think they’re just telling us that for crowd control.
Deena: A plane can survive a bomb if it’s in the right place.
Tom: Did you call the authorities?
Deena: Yes, they didn’t know anything about your plane.
Tom: They’re talking about crashing this plane into the ground. We have to do something. I’m putting a plan together.
Deena: Who’s helping you?
Tom: Different people. Several people. There’s a group of us. Don’t worry. I’ll call you back.

6:54 a.m. Fourth cell phone call to Tom to Deena

Deena: Tom?
Tom: Hi. Anything new?
Deena: No
Tom: Where are the kids?
Deena: They’re fine. They’re sitting at the table having breakfast. They’re asking to talk to you.
Tom: Tell them I’ll talk to them later.
Deena: I called your parents. They know your plane has been hijacked.
Tom: Oh…you shouldn’t have worried them. How are they doing?
Deena: They’re O.K.. Mary and Martha are with them.
Tom: Good.

(a long quiet pause)

Tom: We’re waiting until we’re over a rural area. We’re going to take back the airplane.
Deena: No! Sit down, be still, be quiet, and don’t draw attention to yourself! (The exact words taught to me by Delta Airlines Flight Attendant Training).
Tom: Deena! If they’re going to crash this plane into the ground, we’re going to have do something!
Deena: What about the authorities?
Tom: We can’t wait for the authorities. I don’t know what they could do anyway.
It’s up to us. I think we can do it.
Deena: What do you want me to do?
Tom: Pray, Deena, just pray.

(after a long pause)

Deena: I love you.
Tom: Don’t worry, we’re going to do something...

14 posted on 09/11/2018 3:42:33 PM PDT by EveningStar (I am a Non-Cultist Trump Supporter.)
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Definition:  kneecap   (verb)  -  to shoot someone in the knee as a form of punishment.

16 posted on 09/11/2018 3:53:50 PM PDT by Songcraft
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