Browsing: Military

A Brief History On January 24, 2023, the dreaded Doomsday Clock that charts the danger of nuclear war has been moved to within 90 seconds of “Midnight,” the ominous harbinger of nuclear disaster. Digging Deeper In case you are wondering, the Doomsday Clock is maintained by the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in order to provide a graphic depiction of their estimation of the danger of an imminent catastrophic nuclear war.  The ongoing Russian-Ukrainian War has pushed the world closer to nuclear Armageddon than ever before, at least in their estimation. What do you…

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A Brief History On January 16, 1537, an armed insurrection took place in England, specifically in Cumberland and Westmorland, pitting unhappy Roman Catholics against the blasphemous King Henry VIII. Digging Deeper Known as “Bigod’s Rebellion,” this religious war sounds mighty close to “By God’s,” a somehow almost appropriate name.  The name of the rebellion actually derived from Sir Francis Bigod, a leader of the revolt. King Henry VIII had infamously disbanded the Catholic Church in England and started his own brand of Christianity, later called The Church of England, in order to legitimize his marital wishes.  The rebellion failed in…

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A Brief History On January 13, 2022, the National Shooting Sports Foundation warned American firearms enthusiasts of an online scam targeting those looking to buy a new firearm.  Firearms are big business in the United States, with nearly 400 million guns owned by private citizens. Digging Deeper In a set of statistics that might just surprise you, the most popular single type of rifle in the US is the M-16/AR-15 family of weapons, with a total civilian ownership of between 20 million and 44 million, depending on the source.  When other military looking types of guns are included in the…

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A Brief History On January 9, 1861, the State of Mississippi seceded from the United States of America, the second of the slave holding states to do so.  The states that seceded and formed the Confederate States of America included South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Digging Deeper Slave holding states that chose not to secede were Maryland and Delaware.  Two other states were split between those that wanted to secede and those that remained loyal to the Union, and actually belonged to BOTH sides during the American Civil War, namely, Kentucky…

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A Brief History On January 7, 1948, a Kentucky National Guard pilot, a World War II veteran, attempted to intercept a UFO along with 3 other US F-51 Mustang fighters.  Multiple reports from Ohio and Kentucky said a huge, round, white object was up there and needed to be investigated.  Three of the Mustangs finally turned back, but one unfortunate pilot kept going up and up until he lost control of his fighter, which crashed, killing the pilot. Digging Deeper Are these reports of supposedly extra-terrestrial flying objects real?  We have 17 previous articles on the subject, and the US…

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