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Old 06-25-2005, 10:13 AM   #11
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here's the updated list:

Muhammad Ali
Lance Armstrong
Neil Armstrong
Russel Miguzigoldfish
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Walt Disney
Thomas Edison
Albert Einstein
Henry Ford
Benjamin Franklin
Bill Gates
Billy Graham
Bob Hope
Thomas Jefferson
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Abraham Lincoln
Rosa Parks
Elvis Pressley
Ronald Reagan
Eleanor Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George Washington
Oprah Winfrey
The Wright Brothers


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Old 06-25-2005, 10:40 AM   #12
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bucky i think you forgot a few !!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-25-2005, 10:43 AM   #13
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lol middie. i was gonna list 25 people from here, but then i thought someone might get offended if i left them out.
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Old 06-26-2005, 05:57 PM   #14
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How funny. I was reading Chuck Yeager's autobiography a number of years ago, and one of my coworkers just went on and on about what a great man he is. Huh? He was a great pilot, but being good at one thing does not make you a great person. Actually, in his own estimation he wasn't the best of fathers or husbands. People who do one thing well are a great asset to the human race, but it doesn't necessarily make them a great person. Chances are the greatest people in the world live right next to you. I don't mean to denigrate great accomplishments, just that sometimes the people who accomplish the most in one area really fail in others; they fail to develop themselves overall. I hung out with a Mensa group for awhile, and most of the men were living off their work-a-day wives and girlfreinds (somehow the women all seemed to do better. There's something in there where I don't want to go).
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:05 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by GB
I would have to say that some of the greatest Americans are some of the unknown people. The men and women in the military, the police and firemen, the doctors, nurses, health care givers, the teachers, the people who help others without getting anything in return other than the satisfaction of doing something good. I find these people much greater than someone like Walt Disney or Elvis.
Well put GB.
If he is a great American, it is because he served his country bravely and diligently.

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Old 06-27-2005, 07:48 AM   #16
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Ditto GB you said it all
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:47 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=SpiceUmUp][color=black][font='Times New Roman']

Lincoln a great American? Ok, I can go with that, I do know what he stood for and I also know what he stood up to. A weaker man or a weaker president and we might not now have a USA.


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Lincoln was a white supremeist and very much in favor of apartheid. Lincoln set the classes for the races, setting the white race above the black.

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