Browsing: September 26

A Brief History On September 26, 1983, the Cold War between the Soviet Union and their allies versus the United States and their allies nearly erupted into full blown nuclear Armageddon when the early warning system employed by the Soviet military falsely reported the launch of United States Air Force Minuteman ICBM’s.  The only thing standing between mutual nuclear annihilation and continuing the strained peace was the critical thinking and decisions made by a single officer of the Soviet Air Defense Forces who correctly gambled the alarm was a false alarm and that initiating automatic massive nuclear counter-strikes was not…

A Brief History On September 26, 2017, we look back on the past week and marvel at just how much a jerk a human being can be.  Today we will briefly discuss a few of those people.  Who would you nominate? Digging Deeper The biggest jerk of the week is Emanuel Kidega Samson, a 25 year old body builder from the Sudan, who went to his former church, Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee and shot the place up, killing one person and injuring another seven people.  A brave usher, Robert Engle age 22, confronted the gunman and…

A Brief History On Monday, September 26, 2016 former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will square off against Billionaire businessman Donald Trump in the first Presidential debate of the 2016 election between the 2 major parties’ nominees. Digging Deeper Could one of these people on the podium have been you? NO! At least not unless you are descended from serious money or have a pedigree that includes English royalty, and for the most part, have attended an Ivy League school or military service academy. The fact is, and you may be surprised, that every single one…

A Brief History On September 26, 1944, Operation Market Garden came to an end, failing to take all the objectives and suffering greater losses than the Germans, a fairly unusual occurrence at that point in the war.  Normally maddeningly conservative, Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery placed his faith in a rapid advance to and across the Rhine by seizing a series of bridges including parachute drops on a large scale. Digging Deeper Particularly unsuccessful was the assault on the bridge at Arnhem over the Rhine, the most important of all the bridges targeted.  British paratroopers briefly held one end of…

 A Brief History In 2014, in a total of four rounds, hackers released private pictures of celebrities, many containing nudity, supposedly taken from their iCloud accounts.  The most famous victim of the first round from August 31, was Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.  Other victims from the September 20, September 26 and October 5 rounds included Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian, Hayden Panettiere, Mary-Kate Olson, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Upton and a finally a man, Hulk Hogan’s son Nick.  In these 2014 celebrity photo leaks, which are also known as the “Fappenings 1, 2, 3 and 4” or “Celebgate,” photos of at least 100 individuals of note were made public. …

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