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Old 07-07-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Denzel Washington: I really hope this is true.

This email was fowarded to me by someone I know in the Army's medical field:

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Subject: Denzel Washington
Subject: Brooks Army Medical Center

Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troups at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers that have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the States, especially burn victims. They have buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base but as you can imagine, they are almost completely filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.

The question I have is why do Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Sean Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their anti-everything American crap and this doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper?

Except the base newspaper in San Antonio.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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Not reported because his check bounced? I kid.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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Soon as I saw Denzel Washington in the title I knew what was coming.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/denzel.asp

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Old 07-07-2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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Soon as I saw Denzel Washington in the title I knew what was coming.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/denzel.asp

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Are you trying to imply that we shouldn't believe every single "FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU NOES!!!!" email that shows up in our inbox?
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:16 PM   #5
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The question I have is why do Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Sean Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their anti-everything American crap and this doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper?



look familiar?
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:16 PM   #7
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The problem, according to Fisher House President David Coker, is that while Washington did make a 'sizeable' donation to the program, the e-mail claim is almost entirely bogus.

"Denzel came to visit with the soldiers and Marines being cared for at Brooke Army Medical Center last December 17th," Coker said. "He visited with them and told them how much he respects their service. He also toured one of the two Fisher Houses at Brooke Army Medical Center."


http://www.woai.com/news/local/story...7-A7420A3CCA0F
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:17 PM   #8
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Are you trying to imply that we shouldn't believe every single "FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU NOES!!!!" email that shows up in our inbox?
That might be a good start. Unless it's a terrorist threat. Those are always true.

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Old 07-07-2005, 02:18 PM   #9
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Sorry to break it to you, but according to polls Americans don't support the war in Iraq so it makes sense why anti war stories are getting the pub. By the way being non supportive of the war isn't anti American the last time I checked...

It's sad that these type of stories never make it, but in reality this is boring news. That's our society for ya...
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Actually, it is true, and it is news that is two weeks old
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:19 PM   #11
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Schumacher gave 10mil to the tsumsani relief.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:20 PM   #12
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Actually, it is true, and it is news that is two weeks old


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Old 07-07-2005, 02:23 PM   #13
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:24 PM   #14
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Denzel Washington was out with friends when a homeless man asked him for money. The actor's entourage ignored the beggar, but Washington handed him a $100 bill. The man began to cry, then grabbed a passerby and choked out, "Will Smith just gave me a hundred bucks!"
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:24 PM   #15
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #16
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Uh, check the snopes link, we've seen the pictures.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:26 PM   #17
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I got yer link RIGHT HERE.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...71&postcount=3

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Old 07-07-2005, 02:26 PM   #18
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wont this one suffice?

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The problem, according to Fisher House President David Coker, is that while Washington did make a 'sizeable' donation to the program, the e-mail claim is almost entirely bogus.

"Denzel came to visit with the soldiers and Marines being cared for at Brooke Army Medical Center last December 17th," Coker said. "He visited with them and told them how much he respects their service. He also toured one of the two Fisher Houses at Brooke Army Medical Center."
http://www.woai.com/news/local/stor...37-A7420A3CCA0F

if the president of the Fisher house said the email is 'bogus' seems like thats the proof.. yes denzel did go, and made a donation, but did not pay to build a wing

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Old 07-07-2005, 02:30 PM   #19
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Helloooooo people! Snopes link! Disproves email and provides pictures! *jumps up and down waving arms*

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Old 07-07-2005, 02:43 PM   #20
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Sorry to break it to you, but according to polls Americans don't support the war in Iraq so it makes sense why anti war stories are getting the pub. By the way being non supportive of the war isn't anti American the last time I checked...

It's sad that these type of stories never make it, but in reality this is boring news. That's our society for ya...
Word X 100000. I love it how people think just because people don't support the war, they are anti-America.

X 1000000000.
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:05 PM   #21
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Heh. So much for bothering with the pictures.
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:53 PM   #22
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Word X 100000. I love it how people think just because people don't support the war, they are anti-America.

X 1000000000.
I know... I'm former Air Force and I don't support the war, but I do respect and support the troops putting their lives on the line? Yes. On the flip side I find it pathetic that is takes September 11th for EVERYBODY and their mom to put stickers and flags on cars about pride and supporting the troops.
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:55 PM   #23
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:56 PM   #24
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Well, Denzel should have butt raped a goat while writting out the check. That would make front page.
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