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A Brief History In July 2019, American rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested initially for aggravated, then for simple assault in Stockholm, Sweden, after an altercation in the street against Mustafa Jafari and another person that involved the America rapper and his entourage on June 30th.  Travelling is one of the most fun things to do, especially when it is for vacations; however, it may turn out to be your worst nightmare if you rub shoulders with the law enforcement system. In the recent past, there have been incidences with police brutality that have warranted people to be more careful to…

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A Brief History On August 19, 2019, as the Summer season nears it end, so too ends one of the most popular months for camping.  When the word camping comes to mind, we feel excited and eagerly look forward to our latest outdoor adventure . Camping means spending days and nights in a more natural setting than that offered by any traditional home.  Camping usually means setting up a tent as your “home” base, although sleeping under the stars or using a recreational vehicle or a trailer can also be used to enjoy being closer to nature. Camping provides enjoyment,…

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A Brief History On July 3, 1890, Idaho was admitted to the Union as the 43rd US State.  Previously, Idaho had been part of the Oregon Country, then the Oregon Territory, and then the Washington Territory before becoming a separate entity known as the Idaho Territory in 1863.  So, where does the name, Idaho, come from?  Probably from the imagination of lobbyist George M. Willing, who probably just made up the name in order to have something that sounded like an Indian name.  In fact, he claimed the name came from the Shoshonean language, variously claiming the word meant “gem…

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A Brief History On June 30, 2009, one of those fantastic tales you think you would only see in the movies or in a fantasy novel really happened when an airliner crashed near the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore, killing 152 of the 153 aboard the Airbus A310 jetliner.  The sole survivor on the flight from Yemen to the Comoros Islands was a girl of 14 years of age, found 13 hours after the crash bobbing in the ocean while clinging to floating wreckage. Digging Deeper Yemenia Flight 626 featured an Airbus twin engine jet airliner, model Airbus A310-324,…

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A Brief History On June 27, 2015, the Formosa Fun Coast waterpark in Bali, New Taipei, Taiwan, experienced a massive explosion that killed 15 people and injured an additional 497.   Among the injured, 199 were in critical condition. The cause of the explosion was colored corn starch powder used in a “Color Play Asia” party, a ritual of the Hindu religious festival “Holi” (“Festival of Colors.”)  A performance on a music stage observed by hundreds of park goers was the setting for the disaster. Digging Deeper The recreational waterpark had been open since 1989, and was closed after the explosion. …

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