Browsing: November 5

A Brief History On November 5, 2017, US citizen and former NRA shooting instructor, Stephen Willeford, stopped a mass murderer in his tracks when Willeford employed his own AR-15 style rifle to stop a gunman that had just shot and killed 26 people.  Gun advocates and 2nd Amendment supporters are often heard saying, “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”  (Or words similar in effect.)  Anti-gun people often scoff at that assertion, but in the case of the tragic Sutherland Springs Church Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas (30…

A Brief History Crime thriller film fans of John Carroll University, who are also fierce, strong, and fearless women, here is another chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to SonyScreenings.com and enter the code: SpiderWebWomen.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for…

A Brief History Crime thriller film fans, who are also fierce, strong, and fearless women, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to SonyScreenings.com and enter the code: SPIDERSWEB732947.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited.…

A Brief History On November 5, 2017, with President Donald J. Trump under fire from all sides (often including us!), we take this opportunity to congratulate him on setting a fine example to the youth of America by neither smoking nor drinking alcohol.  Nor does he use illegal drugs.  Our previous President, Barack Obama, was criticized for being a smoker, a terrible example for impressionable youngsters that could conceivably chose to smoke with the excuse that, “Hey, the President does!” Digging Deeper Yes, Barack Hussein Obama smoked, although he tried to keep it out of public view and promised to…

A Brief History On November 5, 1895, an unlikely candidate from Rochester, New York, became the first American to patent an automobile. George Selden was actually an attorney that loved to dabble in his workshop. The son of an attorney that represented suffragist Susan B. Anthony, Selden’s attorney work included representing George Eastman (the Kodak camera guy) in patent matters. Selden also patented a typewriter and a hoop making machine. Digging Deeper Selden was intrigued by the internal combustion engine displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (built by George Brayton… Is everyone in this story named George???) The…

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