MAY 9th 2018

On this day

1092; Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated.
For 249 years it was reputedly the tallest building in the world.
Writer John Ruskin (who - a gentleman commoner; born into money man in the middle; lakeland poet etc declared that "The cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have."
His rich jock dad hoped johny would become a higher echelon churchman.
For most of his life, Mr Ruskin didn't believe in the church - in those days, a covert heretic!
In later life it is thought he returned to believing in christian religious gangs GOSH

The highest building in the world is usually equated to the richest...
It is a long time since religious building were the highest - in any religion/culture.
The developed world now worships the shopping mall; not,the church.
Good God/groat/guinea/gold GOSH

Before 1944 the currencies of the world were pegged to the British pound and, exchange rates were pegged to gold
Since the Bretton Woods ( New Hampshire in the USofA - not an old english country seat ) agreement, currencies were/still are pegged to the US dollar, and the exchange rate mechanism
The US dollar is now competing with the Euro and the Chinese renmembi/yuan - read all about it.
Don't mention Free trade and trade tariffs...
Renminbi is the more modern coin of the people; yuan is linked to the US dollar trading markets.
Bitcoin is in! Gold is out...! Who sold all the gold GOSH

1960; Start of the sexual revolution of the 1960s when the birth control pill went on the market.
1996;The British House of Commons voted to maintain the Ministry of Defence ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces - don't mention the DUP of today!
Sex and violence. EH! As society takes 5-8 inches forward it takes an ivf/? left hook back
Wanna be in my well garnished gang GOSH

Greece is in the Euro - it used to have the Drachma.
Over time it has had its share of sex and violence...
Would you f...... fight for your nation state!