Browsing: April 6

A Brief History On April 6, 1888, Thomas Green Clemson died, leaving his fortune for the establishment of The Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, the college that became Clemson University.  Ranked #24 among all public universities in the United States by US News and World Report magazine, Clemson University is much more than just a college football powerhouse.  So happy are Clemson graduates with the education they received there, the school ranks #3 in the US for the percentage of alumni that donate back to the university.  And yet this wonderful institution of learning was founded by a man…

A Brief History On April 6, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump had a busy schedule, participating in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room, receiving his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office, leaving the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago, arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida, and having dinner at Mar-a-Lago with China’s President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan.  Today, a year later, we list some of Donald Trump’s Greatest Accomplishments. What other accomplishments of Donald Trump would you list? Digging Deeper 1. Getting elected President. Obviously, becoming president is a great accomplishment, considering only 44 other…

A Brief History On April 6, 1970, a California Highway Patrol traffic stop turned deadly when 2 CHP officers stopped a car containing 2 criminals and those 2 officers were killed in the shootout. The next 2 CHP officers on the scene were also shot and killed, with one suspect later committing suicide when surrounded and the other later killing himself while in jail doing a life term. The horrible results of what is known as the Newhall Incident resulted in a rethinking of police firearms training and equipment in California. Digging Deeper Analysis of the shootout found that the…

A Brief History On April 6, 2011, Mexican law enforcement authorities dug up 59 bodies of innocent people murdered by the Los Zetas drug cartel, and before they were done by June had dug up a total of 193 bodies! Digging Deeper Digging deeper (deep enough to find 193 victims!), we find a murderous and ruthless drug gang, Los Zetas, operating in the area of San Fernando, Mexico at a place called La Joya Ranch. As if that is not cracked enough, the female victims had been sexually assaulted, and the male victims had been forced to fight to the…

A Brief History On April 6, 2011, the second San Fernando mass killings incident was discovered.   On February 22, 2014, the day I actually wrote this article, cable and national news outlets trumpeted the capture of Mexican drug Kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, known as “Shorty” or “El Chapo” in Spanish. Digging Deeper Although not the drug lord responsible for the San Fernando massacres, as head of the Sinaloa cartel his underlings have committed perhaps hundreds of murders, massacres, and have certainly planted more than a few mass graves!  Making billions of dollars of ill gotten profits a year, Guzman was…

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