Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Poetry; Lost Friend by Faruq Alli

This deep craving within,
to interact and live lovingly,
what is sought is not peace nor quiet,
but the mob feeding on their happiness diet,
memories of friends long gone,
brought back by friendships just began,
joy and sorrow mixed together,
as I remember the days which were much better,

and then comes the end,
and life takes away your friends,
all you have left are memories and pleasant thoughts,
what glee to life friend have brought,
such glee in life that can never be bought.

Faruq Alli

Poetry; Childish Fantasies by Faruq Alli

In this realm of childish fantasies
we fool ourselves with treasure maps
ships and golden compasses
our true purpose and aims long forgotten
our ethics and morals dead and rotten
our very own destruction
is but our own imagination

if only we could again be conscious
and leave this dream state where all is dubious
for every goal gotten
another is forgotten
but somewhere deep down lies the truth we all wish found

Faruq Alli

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

This Day at Law

Balfour Declaration issued

On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued the United Kingdom's formal statement regarding Jewish people in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration was later endorsed by the World War I Allied Powers. It stated the British intention to support a national homeland for Jewish people and became a cornerstone of the Zionist movement.

Congress set minimum federal sentences for drug offenders(USA)

On November 2, 1951, President Harry Truman signed the "Boggs Act" into law, setting minimum federal sentences for drug offenders.

Today in History

Today in History November 2

1570A tidal wave in the North Sea destroys the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. More than 1,000 people are killed.
1772The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.
1789The property of the church in France is taken away by the state.
1841The second Afghan War begins.

1892Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.
1903London's Daily Mirror newspaper is first published.
1914Russia declares war with Turkey.
1920The first radio broadcast in the United States is made from Pittsburgh.
1920Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election.
1921Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett form the American Birth Control League.
1923U.S. Navy aviator H.J. Brown sets new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer.

1936The first high-definition public television transmissions begin from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC.

1948Harry S Truman is elected the 33rd president of the United States.

1976Jimmy (James Earl) Carter elected the 39th president of the United States.
1983President Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
1984Serial killer Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the US since 1962.
2000First resident crew arrives at the International Space Station.