Browsing: March 26

A Brief History On March 26, 1934, the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland instituted their first ever practical examination of automobile drivers’ competence in order to be issued a driver’s license.  The UK, however, was way behind the trend to require a driver’s test, as France had instituted the dreaded procedure way back in 1899!  The United States lagged behind their European brethren in licensing drivers, although by 1918 all 48 states required license plates on motor vehicles.  When Britain started requiring a driving test that needed to be passed to get a driver’s license the…

A Brief History On March 26, 2017, 99 Russian cities saw thousands of protesters objecting to the mass corruption of the Russian kleptocracy led by Vladimir Putin. Polls indicate 67% of the Russian population found Putin responsible for the corruption, and yet in March of 2018 Putin “won reelection” to the Presidency of Russia by an amazing 76% of the vote! Digging Deeper Obviously, the Russian vote was a total scam on the people of Russia. Putin jailed his main opponent and kept other serious opponents from running by disallowing their candidacy based on trumped up convictions or possibly killing…

A Brief History On March 26, 1998, in the Algerian town of Oued Bouaicha, 15 guerilla fighters of an anti-government Islamic group used knives and axes to chop 52 people to death, including 32 babies and toddlers less than 2 years old. Various Islamic rebel groups had committed and continued to commit massacres such as this from 1991 to 2002 in protest of a government coup against an election victory by The Islamic Salvation Front, Islamic extremists eager to create an Islamic state in Algeria. Digging Deeper On the same day as the Oued Bouaicha Massacre, another massacre claiming 11…

A Brief History On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the “Heaven’s Gate” cult were found to have committed suicide with the intention of being picked up by an alien spacecraft and taken somewhere into outer space where they presumably would find eternal happiness.  Cults have been around about as long as there has been religion, starting as a splinter group that goes against conventional beliefs, sometimes growing into a mainstream religion and sometimes never achieving anything more than sideshow status.  Here are 10 cults that are well known for their extreme beliefs, suicidal tendencies, or celebrity involvement. Digging Deeper…

A Brief History On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate awaited transport for their souls to a waiting UFO with $5.75 in each person’s pants pocket to pay for tolls! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles heading up a religious cult founded by Applewhite after a “near death” experience in the 1970’s when he had a heart attack. Claiming to be descended directly from Jesus Christ, Applewhite also claimed that he and his nurse, Bonnie Nettles, were spoken of in the Book of Revelation part of the Bible that mentions “The Two.”…

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