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 March 13, 1996, another of the tragic, sad stories about a fatal shooting that took place at a school unfolded when ex-Boy Scout leader, Scotsman Thomas Hamilton, opened fire and killed 16 elementary school students and a teacher before shooting and killing himself.  The 17 innocent lives lost are to date the worst British school shooting on record, proving that even in a country with much, much stricter gun control laws than the United States school shooting tragedies can still occur. Digging Deeper Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, was the scene of this horrible…

A Brief History On March 10, 2019, we offer a mini-review of the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) blockbuster film Captain Marvel.  Unfortunately, even prior to the release of the movie on March 8, 2019, coincidentally International Women’s Day, tremendous flak developed over the star, Actress Brie Larson, making comments seen by some as anti-White Male.  The result of the fallout from Larson’s unfortunate comments has been extreme, with scathing articles and reviews denouncing the film, often by people that did not even see the movie!  Robo-reviews and comments on blogs and movie sites have flooded the media, both with…

A Brief History On March 9, 1925, the British Royal Air Force began operations in South Waziristan against Mahfud tribesmen called Pink’s War, the first independent such operation by the RAF and to date the only operation named after an RAF commander. (Not after the 21st Century rock star!)  Conducted in what is now the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the aerial attack against the Mahfud, a Pashtun people, went on for 53 days, ending on May 1, 1925.  Joining other goofy named wars such as The War of Jenkin’s Ear, The Soccer War, The Whiskey Rebellion, War of…

A Brief History On March 8, 1782, people once again proved how hate can lead to innocent lives began violently taken when Ninety-six Native Americans were massacred at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, the first European settlement in Ohio.  The Native Americans killed were actually fellow settlers with the German Americans that founded the town, followers of the Moravian faith, White and Native people living together with a common religion for a common purpose.  So why were the Delaware Indians (also called Leni Lenape) killed by the rampaging Pennsylvania militia that carried out the massacre?  Because of raids committed against White settlements by…

A Brief History On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his invention he called the “telephone.”  Far from the device people today cannot seem to drive a car or eat dinner without, the original model did not even have push buttons or an LCD screen!  No wonder people had a hard time adapting to the new technology.  For example, how does one answer a phone?  Invent something and a new problem is created.  Bell’s answer to answering the phone was to loudly state a brisk, “Ahoy, hoy!”  Really, no kidding.  The guy that invented the telephone…

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