Browsing: August 24

A Brief History On August 24, 1215, Pope Innocent III declared the Magna Carta that King John of England signed with a group of dissatisfied barons on June 15, 2015, a famous document that is often treated with similar respect as the American Declaration of Independence, null and void.  Pope Innocent III was not just meddling with the affairs of far away Britain, he also claimed supremacy over all the various Kings and Queens of Europe!  Innocent was not so innocent when he instigated the Fourth Crusade, which was a disaster that resulted in the sack of Constantinople and ultimately…

A Brief History On August 24, 2017, we take this opportunity to remind people that the Police are not the enemy of a free people!  According to the New York Post and as evidenced by the poster that was posted around Boston prior to the August 19th Free Speech rally, apparently there are some on the radical far left that include the Police in with “fascist” groups such as the Neo-Nazi’s and KKK. Digging Deeper The poster, created by an unknown source, but presumably some far left reactionary group, warns Bostonians to “BEWARE OF FASCISTS COMING TO BOSTON COMMON SAT.…

A Brief History Morgan, an upcoming 2016 American science fiction thriller film directed by Luke Scott and written by Seth Owen, is scheduled to be released on September 2, 2016 by 20th Century Fox. Digging Deeper Viewed on August 24, 2016 with only minimal knowledge of the movie (provided by the trailer), we expected a science fiction/horror type film and that is what we got. Excellent casting in every role and quality acting and directing, we enjoyed the movie quite a bit.  The build up to action was slightly slow, as is to be expected with character development, but once the…

A Brief History On August 24, 410 the city of Rome fell to foreign invaders for the first time in 800 years.  Although no longer the capital of the Roman Empire (that had moved to Ravenna in 402), Rome was still the symbol of the Roman culture and world. Digging Deeper Rome had suffered the indignity of a previous sack in 387 BC (or 390 BC  depending on dating system used) at the hands of the Gauls (from France).  The defeated Romans were forced to pay a ransom to get the Gauls to leave. In 410 AD, the invaders were…

A Brief History On August 24, 1949, one of the most significant military alliances of modern times went into effect as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization became a Cold War reality.  Spearheaded by the United States as a coalition against possible invasion of European countries by the Soviet Union, our former ally during World War II, this Western alliance included 12 original countries pledging mutual support in the event of a Soviet or other attack. Today, the number of participating nations has ballooned to 28, including historical enemies such as Greece and Turkey and many former Soviet Bloc Eastern European…

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