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Old 22-04-2015, 05:27 PM   #50
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Ingwenyama Mswati III ..

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Swaziland derives its name from a later king named Mswati II.. KaNgwane, named for Ngwane III, is an alternative name for Swaziland the surname of whose royal house remains Nkhosi Dlamini. Nkhosi literally means "king".. Mswati II was the greatest of the fighting kings of Swaziland, and he greatly extended the area of the country to twice its current size..The autonomy of the Swaziland nation was influenced by British and Dutch rule of southern Africa in the 19th and early 20th centuries.. In 1881 the British government signed a convention recognising Swazi independence despite the Scramble for Africa that was taking place at the time..In 1903, after British victory in the Anglo-Boer war, Swaziland became a British protectorate.. Much of its early administration (for example, postal services) being carried out from South Africa until 1906 when the Transvaal colony was granted self-government..Following this, Swaziland was partitioned into European and non-European (or native reserves) areas with the former being two-thirds of the total land..There are approximately 3,000 personnel in the defence force, with the army being the largest component..There is a small air wing, which is mainly used for transporting the King as well as cargo, and personnel, surveying land with search and rescue functions, and mobilizing in case of a national emergency...

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The constitution for independent Swaziland was promulgated by Britain in November 1963 under the terms of which legislative and executive councils were established.. This development was opposed by the Swazi National Council (liqoqo). Despite such opposition, elections took place and the first Legislative Council of Swaziland was constituted on 9 September 1964..At Swaziland's independence on 6 September 1968, Swaziland adopted a Westminster-style constitution..Following the elections of 1973, the constitution of Swaziland was suspended by King Sobhuza II who thereafter ruled the country by decree until his death in 1982..The 1990s saw a rise in student and labour protests pressuring the king to introduce reforms.. A 15 member team was announced in December 2001 to draft a new constitution; several members of this team were reported to be close to the royal family..The first election under the new constitution, took place in 2008..The House of Assembly has 65 seats, 55 of which are occupied by elected representatives from the 55 constituencies around the country..These MPs served 5-year terms which ended in 2013...

Swaziland is an absolute monarchy with constitutional provisions and Swazi Law and customs..The head of state is the king or Ngwenyama (lit. Lion), currently King Mswati III, who ascended to the throne in 1986 after the death of his father King Sobhuza II in 1982 and a period of regency.. According to the constitution of Swaziland, the King and Ingwenyama is a symbol of unity and the eternity of the Swazi nation..By tradition, the king reigns along with his mother or a ritual substitute, the Ndlovukati (lit. She-Elephant)..Do you always paint men?. Like women?... What are you doin' lad?..I told him not to mention the elephant..

Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed.. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel..Other variants of the herb Cannabis are widely used as a drug, commonly known as marijuana. These variants are typically low-growing and have higher content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids.. Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk (akin to soy milk), prepared as tea, and used in baking..Even though hemp is marijuana's cousin, hemp seeds contain no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive substance in marijuana..Hemp seeds are notable as a high-protein food source, providing 73% of the Daily Value (DV) in a 100 g serving..Hemp oil, like any food oil rich in essential fatty acids..Hemp fiber has been used extensively throughout history, with production climaxing soon after being introduced to the New World..Hemp jewellery includes bracelets, necklaces, anklets, rings, watches and other adornments..The optimal day temperature range for cannabis is 24 to 30 °C (75 to 86 °F)...Concrete-like blocks made with hemp and lime have been used as an insulating material for construction...Anslinger and the campaign against marijuana had a hidden agenda..DuPont petrochemical interests and William Randolph Hearst together created the highly sensational anti-marijuana campaign to eliminate hemp as an industrial competitor... know after that session we had yesterday, I went home and told mother that the trouble with her pot roast gravy was that she hadn't added three heaping teaspoonfuls of olive oil...

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