Author Major Dan

Major Dan

Major Dan is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Cold War and has traveled to many countries around the world. Prior to his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University, having majored in sociology. Following his military service, he worked as a police officer eventually earning the rank of captain prior to his retirement.

A Brief History On August 29, 2019, we went to see the second film in the 47 Meters Down movie franchise, this time titled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.  This new film, which debuted across the country August 16, 2019, is not a sequel to the first film, and only has in common the idea of people underwater with dangerous sharks.  And pulse pounding terror. As great fans of horror and terror movies, and the fact that we previously had seen and enjoyed the first film, we were pretty eager to see this latest installment in underwater terror.  We were not…

A Brief History On August 28, 1968, the profession of policing in the United States reached one of its lowest points when the Chicago Police Department under the direction of dictatorial Mayor Richard Daley moved to violently put down protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention (August 26-29, 1968), resulting in what has been described as a “police riot.” Digging Deeper The background to the 1968 Democratic Convention had been a turbulent year in the United States, a year characterized by civil unrest over racial issues and protests over the War in Vietnam, both resulting in riots and protests that were…

A Brief History On August 27, 1859, oil was discovered in Pennsylvania, an event we used to list “10 Momentous Discoveries.”  In honor of that previous list, we take this opportunity today to list 10 things that people have not yet discovered (or rediscovered as the case may be), but things that would rate as “momentous” discoveries when and if we find them.  No significance is attached to the order listed, nor do we imply these are the most important things left to discover, just ones of particular interest or notoriety. Digging Deeper 1. Atlantis Even Donovan sang a popular…

A Brief History On August 26, 2019, we take a look at the crowded Democratic field of those aspiring to earn the nomination of their party for the office of President of the United States.  While a few have already made the obvious choice to drop out of the race, over 20 candidates still remain, many of which are going to be excluded from the next (third) Democratic televised debate unless they meet arbitrary criteria (naming only certain polls that “count” when determining who is invited to the debate) set by the Democratic National Committee.  In danger of not “qualifying”…

A Brief History On August 23, 2019, the third in the movie series starring Gerard Butler as the super duper Secret Service agent Mike Banning, is set to make its debut across the US in the wrappings of Angel Has Fallen.  The previous films, Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016) were financially successful films, making more than double and more than triple their budgets respectively, meaning it was only good business sense for the producers to add another film to the series. Digging Deeper The film series features Butler as a fiercely loyal and dedicated public servant,…

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