Tuesday 27 December 2011

A Plod along the tow path.

I was stopped by a nosy police officer around 2 a.m this morning. Just as I was walking back to the boat minding my own business. I was asked by the officer "where are you going at this time of night." I replied, "I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, especially when staying out late."

The officer who was taken aback then said, "Oh yes, and who is giving that sort of lecture at this time of night?" I replied with a smirk of satisfaction, "You mean who is giving that sort of lecture at this time in the morning. That officer, would be the Memsahib"

With a puzzled expression he enquired "What is a Memsahib?" I replied "That is my wife and in answer to your next question the lecture happens most nights." I wished him "good consternoon aftnable" and toddled unsteadily on my way.

Gaddafi seized power in a military coup in 1969. In 2011, the Libyan state he established was overthrown in a civil war which consisted of an uprising aided by a NATO intervention.

Rising oil prices and extraction in Libya led to increasing revenues. By exporting as much oil per capita as Saudi Arabia and through various welfare programs, Libya achieved the highest living standards in Africa; though not as high as several similarly oil-rich Gulf countries.

The history of the United States traditionally starts with the Declaration of Independence in the year 1776, although its territory was inhabited by Native Americans since prehistoric times and then by European colonists who followed the voyages of Christopher Columbus starting in 1492. The largest settlements were by the English on the East Coast, starting in 1607.

The British government's threat to American self-government led to war in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. With major military and financial support from France, the patriots won the American Revolution. The 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln calling for no more expansion of slavery triggered a crisis as eleven slave states seceded to found the Confederate States of America in 1861. The bloody American Civil War (1861–65) redefined the nation and remains the central iconic event.


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