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A Brief History On November 13, 1901, a British lifeboat crew answered the distress flares of a small ship in peril off the coast of Norfolk, England, only to suffer terrible hardships in attempting to launch their lifeboat from shore to go to the sailors in peril.  So hazardous were the conditions, that the lifeboat ended up being turned over on top of the crewmen, causing 9 of the heroic rescuers to drown.  Cases in which rescuers end up being killed or severely injured themselves are not at all rare, and today we will discuss a few such cases. Digging…

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 On November 3, 2014, America’s newest skyscraper opened on the site in New York City of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers that were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Also referred to as The Freedom Tower, WTC 1, 1 World Trade Center or One WTC, the new building usually called One World Trade Center instantly became the tallest building in the United States, as well as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and ranked #6 among the tallest buildings in the world. Digging Deeper Originally opened in 1973, the original World…

A Brief History On October 28, 2018, we have such deserving jerks, idiots, creeps and scumbags that we just cannot wait until the end of the month!  These people are so bad, we have to “honor” them right now.  Hopefully there will not be any other total goofs in the next couple days, but if there are, we will amend our list by adding them as well later.  As always, if you think someone was wrongly listed here, please tell us and be sure to specify whey you think that way.  If we overlooked any truly deserving jerks, let us…

A Brief History On October 26, 2001, President George W. Bush signed a new law into effect known familiarly as “The Patriot Act” or “The USA Patriot Act.”  Of course, the name intentionally evokes nationalistic feelings in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the subsequent Anthrax terrorist mailings, but did you know the name is actually an acronym?  It is, with the long version called, “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001,” (Note how the first letters in the words spell out USA PATRIOT ACT) a…

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