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It's a Mystery: Three Strikes and You're Dead, by Michael A. Draper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Someone is killing baseball superstars. There’s another players strike underway, and the self proclaimed Vindicator wants to teach a lesson to the greedy, overpaid sob’s who are ruining the sport, players and owners alike. 222 more words

Book Review

The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - November 17-23, 1864

Here is a look at events during the Civil War 150 years ago. Sherman had camped out on the first night of his March to the Sea, November 16-17, near Lithonia, Georgia, noting (15): 3,800 more words

American Civil War

Some Random Thoughts: Election 2014, Immigration Reform and the State of the World We Live In

None of the things in this title are necessarily related, and yet, they probably are in some way.

The 2014 Mid-Term Election

If you think that the 2014 mid-term was either a repudiation of the Obama administration’s policies, or an indication of a swing of the political pendulum back to the right, you’d be wrong on both counts.  1,716 more words

Religion And Politics

5 Ways Kennedy's Assassination Changed Presidential Security Forever

The Secret Service has been part of American history since its creation in 1865, but it wasn’t until after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, on Nov. 71 more words

Odds And Ends

Area 51 - Ignoring the Conspiracy

After reading up on some early civilization history the other day, I turned my attention to US history.  I’m not a huge fan of the topic, so I don’t read American history books very often, but I was feeling like I needed something a little different than weird sentences about how “humans have never needed to build villages under water.” 358 more words

Everything Else

Abraham Lincoln: Friend or Foe?

May 19, 2013

Most Americans know about the tragedy of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Lincoln is to this date one of America’s most beloved presidents, and is remembered mainly for his skilful navigation of the American Civil War, his anti-slavery views, and his death at the hands of John Wilkes Booth. 2,124 more words