Mar-23: Liberty, Tyranny, Education and Health Care

March 23 is defined by Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.  Tyranny was present on this day when Germany enacted the Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers or when the Roosevelt administration sent Japanese-Americans to … Continue reading Mar-23: Liberty, Tyranny, Education and Health Care

Jan-17 (Pt 1): Ike, Military Adventures and Murder

We cover January 17th in two parts.  In Part 1: Ike, Military Adventures and Murder we address President Eisenhower’s farewell speech warning of the Military Industrial Complex, the murder of Raoul Wallenberg and Patrice Lumumba and military adventures and misadventures … Continue reading Jan-17 (Pt 1): Ike, Military Adventures and Murder

Nov-29: Massacres, Partition, Pong, Beatles and a Chimp

1781 Zong Massacre In 1781, the crew of the slave ship Zong began throwing 132 slaves overboard to increase the survival rate of remaining slaves and to cash in on insurance for the slaves (which would not have been paid had the … Continue reading Nov-29: Massacres, Partition, Pong, Beatles and a Chimp