Browsing: January 8

A Brief History On January 8, 2020, speculation as to whether or not the United States will re-institute a military draft not seen since 1973 is causing heated discussions among politicians, pundits and citizens.  We have previously discussed the American military draft in articles “New York City Draft Riots (Worst Riot in US History),” “10 “Patriots” Who Dodged the Draft or Did Not Serve,” “Jimmy Carter Pardons Draft Dodgers!” and “Was Tough Guy Donald Trump a Draft Dodger?”  (That last article listed was published before Trump was elected President.)  The military draft and those men that did and did not…

A Brief History Science fiction horror film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Underwater on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://gofobo.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/RHB0ZWExOTM5Mw%3D%3D.  The pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper In Underwater, a crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety from ravenous creatures after an earthquake devastates their subterranean…

A Brief History On January 8, 2005, the United States Navy, normally pretty safe drivers of large grey boats, managed another one of those “Naval Oops Moments” we keep writing about when the nuclear powered submarine, USS San Francisco (SSN-711) (Los Angeles Class attack sub), managed to collide at full speed with an underwater mountain off the coast of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.  Operating at a depth of 525 feet and sailing at flank speed (the maximum, but classified top speed), it is a true testament to the brilliance of the designers and builders of the sub that the boat…

A Brief History On January 8, 2018, we look back to only one day ago, yesterday, when we listed 10 of the Jerks of the Year for 2017.  We quickly realized that our list was not long enough!  So today, we list 10 MORE Jerks of the Year for 2017. Digging Deeper 1. Madonna, singer/revolutionary. While women across the US were getting all upset over Donald Trump becoming President, Madonna made a rash remark about blowing up the White House, a terribly poor choice of remarks.  (Dishonorable mention: Meryl Streep who foolishly dissed fans of MMA and football.) 2. Hillary Clinton,…

A Brief History On January 8, 2004, the largest passenger ocean liner ever built was christened the RMS Queen Mary 2.  Christened by the granddaughter of Queen Mary (of Teck, consort of King George V), the current Queen Elizabeth II, the ship is named “2” after the first RMS Queen Mary (1936-1967) that served the White Star Line and then the Cunard Line before becoming a tourist attraction in Long Beach, California. Digging Deeper Owned by Carnival Cruise Lines and operated by Cunard Lines, the massive vessel stretches 1132 feet long and has a beam of 135 feet (waterline).  Towering…

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