Through out the history of our nation, since it?s founding in the fire of revolution in 1776, we have spent more time at war through either actual fighting or in proxy wars, than we have at peace.
We have fought wars against almost every major European power, including ones who are now our allies, such as Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, as well as nations that are still not so friendly such as Russia.
America?s conflicts 1798 to 2004
Image courtesy NOAA
It took me almost 3 hours to shovel out my driveway this morning; and just as I was almost done, the handle on my snow shovel broke. It could be worse I suppose. This is a picture of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. It’s eerily similar to some of the scenes from the movie, Day After Tomorrow.