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Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK.Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially.Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council meetin…

Fwd: War Apple

I wonder why the God didn't interfere at the beginning of the war?
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达则兼济天下,雅能独善其身。
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From: Brenda Sheng <brenda.rili.sheng@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Subject: Story
To: Jim Sheng <jim.sheng@gmail.com>


War Apple (Title copied from War Horse)
Once upon a time in food kingdom royal Queen Apple and King Choco Bar ruled over the healthy and unhealthy kingdoms. It was all peaceful until the rainbow marshmallow volcano erupted and made new land in the north of The food kingdom. Queen Apple declared it as her land since the land was more onto Queen apples land.

 "Not fair!" Yelled King Choco Bar. 

"The land is on our side so it is ours!" grumbled Queen Apple. 

"I DECLARE WAR!" announced King Choco Bar.

Queen Apple and King Choco Bar started making propaganda posters and recruiting members for the army. Mother Nature wasn't happy at all... both sides had already had one battle and lost so many apples and bananas and peaches on one side, and chocolates and candies and sugar on the other. Mother Nature spoke to the Angel Foodie Goodie saying, "War is declared between the two kingdoms. Bad luck will come if you do not see to this matter..." Then Mother nature lost one leaf and faded away. Of course Angel Foodie Goodie knew what would happen. All the humans would have no food! And the Kitchen God wouldn't be happy! 

When the battle began. A plum held his head high, lashing his sword at the enemy. He rode a peachy pony with a plump sword stuffed with plum. On the unhealthy side Chocolates, blending in with the chocolate coloured trenches, raised their rifles and started shooting when the whistle was blown. 

Angel food told the Kitchen God about this and he was so mad. "WHO LET THEM FIGHT, WHO SAID THAT THEY COULD KILL, WHO SAID... WHO..." the Kitchen God grumbled in heaven. urgently he went and told the Supreme  God. 

"THEY CHOSE TO FIGHT BY THEMSELVES, PlEASE PUNISH THEM MY LORD." pleaded the Kitchen God 

"Don't worry," Said the Supreme God, "Everything will go fine." 

"GO FINE?! HOW WILL I GET MY FOOD?!" Kitchen god was furious.

"Watch them, they will learn, I don't need to punish them either, but the people who didn't decide to join will be rewarded." 

The Kitchen God exited heaven to go down to earth and left the Supreme God there watching the battle of the food kingdoms...

In the human land all wasn't going well. Whenever they tried to eat something the food disappeared. Because in the food kingdom, thousands of millions died while fighting. The men and women were getting hungrier and hungrier each day. Angel Food Goodie and Mother Nature were watching the war, too. Trouble was going on in both worlds and more trouble in food kingdom. Once all the soldiers had died and the medics had died too and no healthy nor unhealthy was in the island. Except Queen Apple and King Choco Bar. They had a 1 v 1 battle, and they both retreated at the same time to rest and tend to themselves. Well... it was kind of unfair since a king is more powerful than a queen (A LOT). The Supreme God came down from heaven finally between a battle and made it so they could see him. 

"GOD!!" Queen Apple gasped and quickly bowed her head down toward the human god. King Choco Bar stood there. "I don't believe that God does good, he would have stopped us fighting by now if he was a good god."

"You have proved to me, King Choco Bar, that you have been a bad example for all these food. I will reward Queen Apple with life, wisdom, land, and her subjects back." God smiled at Queen apple "And you, will not be punished but will not be rewarded to the promised land, in heaven." The human god exited and all the dead life revived and the King Choco Bar was removed from the throne and there was a new ruler. A new beginning started again...


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