This Day In History: Good and Bad

     According to OnThisDay.com; June 26th gave us a dose of good and bad in history.

        (1) Struggling to find a reason to celebrate (and forgetting Yoshiro Nakamatsu’s birthday),  A Hello Kitty bullet train was unveiled by the West Japan Railway. (I personally found this odd, considering this day in history has a multitude of battles, bombings, and upheavels).

         (2) Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

(This was a huge event that got me on a streak of studying government involved blunders, naturally cascading into Ruby Ridge and Waco, among others)

(Leonard Peltier ran for President of the United States while behind bars. If you want to see something wild, read about his attempts to get access to FOIA documents connected to his case.  The man may not be mistaken for an angel but neither were the BIA officials in the past).

Struggling to find an entertaining end cap to the week; I encourage you to have a great weekend.

 

gayroller

About freemattpodcast

Lead shill for The FreeMatt Podcast
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to This Day In History: Good and Bad

  1. Pingback: FreeMatt in Review: 6-21 to 6-26 | Mogadishu Matt

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s