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Despite boasting vast natural gas reserves, Algeria is beset with high joblessness, a housing shortage, massive poverty and political corruption – conditions very similar to Tunisia and Egypt.
However, I am concerned at the proposed route along a heavily congested Corporation Street that is beset with stop/start traffic and seemingly no room for a dedicated track.
America's current road transportation system is beset with traffic congestion, unsafe conditions, high costs, political corruption, environmental degradation, pork barrel pet projects and much more.
When a peach tree cared for by a farmer and his family is beset by hungry aphids, it wilts because it cannot sustain their excessive appetite.