Hmmmm....is it possible that it is the departure of Omsig's ancestor to which the UK owes its blessed freedom from the appalling daily death and injury toll to which the citizens of the US are subjected to by their ridiculously over-armed fellow nationals, aided and abetted by those to whom the right to deal death unfettered is more important than a reasonable and civilised society?
If so, I suggest a national "Omsig-absence Day" for the UK to celebrate its freedom!!!
Its funny (tho a little off topic) but, since u bring it up,
I came close to not being an American.
That 's like being grazed by a bullet-burn.
My grandparents came to NY on their honeymoon of a year 's duration in 1897.
About a year later, my Uncle Bill was born here in NYC.
When he was 12, in 1910, he got into a quarrel with my grandfather (his father)
over proper English table manners, and whether or not he wud observe them,
which resulted in his being thrown out of the house.
Being an American citizen, by birthright, he took a ship to NY and
about 15 years later the rest of my family followed, such that
I was able to be born here too, and became an American;
otherwise, I 'd only be an Englishman; I 'd NOT
I owe my American citizenship to my uncle 's spirit of libertarianism,
and to my grandfather 's intolerance.