How’s it Work?

Posted by admin     Category: Jokes

Once upon a time in a place overrun with monkeys, a man appeared and 

announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. 

The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out 

to the forest, and started catching them.

The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, 

they became harder to catch, so the villagers stopped their effort.


The man then announced that he would now pay $20 for each one. This 

renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching 

monkeys again. But soon the supply diminished even further and they 

were ever harder to catch, so people started going back to their 

farms and forgot about monkey catching.


The man increased his price to $25 each and the supply of monkeys 

became so sparse that it was an effort to even see a monkey, much 

less catch one.


The man now announced that he would buy monkeys for $50! However, 

since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would 

now buy on his behalf.


While the man was away the assistant told the villagers…’Look at 

all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has bought. I will 

sell them to you at $35 each and when the man returns from the city, 

you can sell them to him for $50 each.’


The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the 

monkeys. They never saw the man nor his assistant again and once 

again there were monkeys everywhere.


Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.

What a Letter!!!

Posted by admin     Category: Patriots

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.

When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must Have st ung quite a bit.

The complaint:
‘Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet.. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special?

Any response would be appreciated.

The response:

Regarding ‘A wake-up call from Luke’s jets’ On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a. m.. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer’s recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I’m sure you didn’t hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son’s flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured..

A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, ‘Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you….Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

Lt.. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.