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Happy Independence Day Jamaica!!

Jamaica gained its independence from England on August 6, 1962, that makes it 48 years of self-rule today!

"Jamaica sought its independence from Britain since its earliest days; throughout its history it was fighting against the laws passed down by the Crown. The island made the final transition in the 20th century...

On election day, more than 71 percent of the electorate turned out to vote, and the JLP earned a definitive majority once again. JLP filled 26 seats, and the PNP held 19. Though Jamaica's final Governor, Sir Kenneth Blackburne, took office as the first Governor-General, he was replaced just months later by Sir Clifford Campbell.

Jamaica celebrated its independence with large celebrations. On August 7, Princess Margaret of England opened the island's first session of Parliament on behalf of the Queen, completing the transfer of independence to Jamaica." (For more information click this link.)

We have some interesting national symbols, the most f…

NSFW Wednesday!

Once again, I show the only good thing available on Twitter... fame wh*res posting sexy photos of themselves to remain in the public consciousness! This edition features Adrianne Curry (again). - QBF

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica!!

Happy Emancipation Day!! Woohoo!

Needless to say I wouldn't be who I am, or where I am if not for my slave ancestors being emancipated. Jamaica initially (along with many other colonies) rejected Britain's attempts at the gradual abolition of slavery in the colonies during the 1820s.

However, after the biggest (and last) slave rebellion initiated by Samuel Sharpe in 1831 which caused a lot of property damage, and perhaps most importantly the increased cost of sugar in England due to mismanagement in the colonies, the Abolition of Slavery Act was passed by Britain's parliament in 1833!

August 1, 1834 is the date when some slaves (6 years old and under) were freed immediately, while others were "apprenticed" for either 4 or 6 years.

Of course, there's a lot more to the story of Jamaica's emancipation of the slaves, so for more information check this link.

While enjoying this holiday, reflect on the hardships your ancestors experienced, and the great things p…

Sunday Strips!

I've heard that good actors can get lost in the characters they are playing... but they got lost playing with the other characters! - QBF