Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Welcome to the Sunrise in Another Land book blog

I received a free copy of this book from Ambassador International for review, and the opinions are my own.


ABOUT THE BOOK:  
Neville – hit man – deadly – until that one night when a witness saw him. With nothing to lose he hunts her down, through the alleys of London – only to find someone unexpected . . .
William Hunt – young – reckless . . . and in love – but with the governor’s daughter. There can only be one option . . .
Hannah – protected, but with a past that needs answers – a shadow – always there protecting her – but for how long will she be safe . . .
From the solitude of the Scottish lochs to the savagery of the African bush – all will be hunted as they pursue the truth. None of them are safe as the darkness closes in. Yet , with the rising of a terrorist group scouring the African bush, and a mob syndicate searching the streets of London , one man’s dream  for the treasure of a lifetime will cause all their lives to collide resulting in a choice . . . of life . . . or death.

MY REVIEW: I love a great adventure story and this one seemed to hit the target, after all, it was the story about a hit man.

I liked the fact that it was aimed for the christian audience as well as for those who are not, there were bits and pieces of references to God, but nothing overwhelming or preachy. Tastefully,done.

Violence was not overly dramatized but you got the gist of what the author was trying to portray. Again, it was nicely written.

There are a lot of great twists and turns that keep the reader intrigued and guessing to what is going to happen next. 

However, I did have a bit of difficulty keeping up with the story line because it kept on bouncing from past to present and I found myself having to go back a few chapters figure out what was what... 

The characters were well-developed but really didn't connect with them as I had hoped. 

Overall, this book is very entertaining, is a bit of a thriller, a good read.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Fergusson is the author of ‘Tribe of Shadows – The Hunted.’ Born during a bush war, David grew up in Zimbabwe, during the time preceding the end of one nation and the birth of another. Having left the land of his birth, David currently resides in Zambia with his wife, Heather and their two daughters.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hamas asks for 24-hour truce following Israeli bombardment

Hamas on Sunday requested a 24-hour humanitarian truce with Israel, one day after the militant Palestinian group rejected Israel's offer of a temporary cease-fire. The request came hours after Israel stepped up its offensive in the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas' continued lobbing of missiles into Israel.
On Saturday, Israel proposed and Hamas rejected a temporary truce that would have lasted through midnight Sunday, with Hamas calling the terms "unacceptable" because they would not have mandated the withdrawal of Israeli troops. The newly proposed truce — which was to go into effect at 2 p.m. local time, or 7 a.m. EDT — comes just ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, which is to begin either Monday or Tuesday depending on the position of the moon.
Israel did not immediately say whether it would accept Hamas' offer of a new cease-fire. More than 1,000 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians, have died in the conflict; Israel has lost 43, 40 of them soldiers.

Israel doesn't have a reason to stop the bombardment, personally, I wouldn't.  The Palestinians began this atrocity and they realized, too late, that Israel is not helpless and are quite capable of defending themselves.

I support Israel 100% and more. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bulldogs Are Awesome: Compilation.... get ready to laugh!



I'm more partial to Corgi's but now, I think I love bulldogs, too.  Oh, but Boxers are my top dog.

I'm still a hardcore kitty and Tarantula girl, though.  My Tiberious is doing great, btw.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Join the fun... something random to talk about


I'm secretly in love with Drizzt Do'Urden and Gambit. LOL!!  I'm sure I can come up with something better.

Monday, July 21, 2014

tribute to actor James Garner, who died on Saturday aged 86.


Oklahoma-born Garner joined the US Army and fought in Korea. He was injured in 1951 and received a Purple Heart in 1983.
His acting career began when he landed a nonspeaking role in the 1954 Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.
In 1963's iconic World War Two film The Great Escape, Garner played flight lieutenant Robert Hendley alongside Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough and Donald Pleasence.

Click here for: James Garner's career: In pictures

Images from the career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86. He starred in a string of hit television shows and films spanning several decades.

He was one of my most favorite actors.  My top favorite movies:
  1. The Thrill of it All
  2. Move Over Darling
  3. My Fellow Americans
  4. Maverick
  5. The Notebook
  6. TV Rockford Files (of course!)
Any you would like to add?  I know there is a bunch. I'm so truly sad that he is gone.

RIP Mr. Garner, you will be missed.
TCM will be pay tribute to James Garner on July 28 with a 12-film tribute kicking off at 3 a.m. Pacific and 6 a.m. Eastern with 1956's "Toward the Unknown." Other films in the tribute include 1966's "Grand Prix"; the 1963 comedy "The Thrill of It All" with Doris Day; and two of the three films he made with Julie Andrews-the terrific 1964 "The Americanization of Emily," and the 1982 classic musical-comedy "Victor/Victoria." Photo from "Victor/Victoria" from the L.A. Times files. For more information go to http://www.tcm.com/

Friday, July 18, 2014

If All Animals Were Fat



Hope you all got a good chuckle.  I know I did. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hundreds of cities fight back against 'invasion

Americans are fighting back!  And we will in our town as well. This is ridiculous and must be stopped.

WND

A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.
Communities in Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York, and many others have blocked the importation of illegals into their communities through public protests, letters and official resolutions from elected leaders.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh led his show on Tuesday with stories about the successful pushback against the illegals going on across America.
“Here’s what you do not know,” he said.  “There are towns all over America standing up to this invasion, just like they did in Murrieta, California.  You’re not hearing about it, however, and I am here to tell you why you’re not hearing about it.  Westminster, Maryland, is a town standing up to it, just like Murrieta, California, did. Oracle, Arizona, is standing up to it.
“In Nebraska they’re gonna stand up to it when they find out. The governor is fit to be tied,” Limbaugh continued.  “Upper Michigan, same thing. There are towns all over America standing up to this.  There are protests happening, but they’re not being covered.”
But the mother of all protests promises to be this Friday and Saturday. It’s dubbed the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty & Border Surge and it’s gaining support by the hour, said William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and one of 11 sponsors. The main organizers are ALIPAC, Overpasses For America and MakeThemListen.com, Gheen said.
“Right now it’s looking like we’ll have a little more than 300 protest rallies large and small across the country. Our goal is to unify Americans of all races, political parties and walks of life against the Obama-inspired illegal immigrant invasion,” Gheen said. “At last count we had 257 communities signed up, but that was two hours ago. We’re expecting more than 300 and updating the event list every two hours.”
Gheen said he’s hoping to send a message to “amnesty” politicians in both parties. He wants to counteract the recent surge of illegals at the southern border with a “surge” of his own.
“We’re hoping to get an American surge that will manifest in protests and the defeat of more Eric Cantor-type Republicans that still have GOP primaries and the Democrats in November that support Obama and his amnesty plans,” Gheen told WND. He said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, is tops on the list of Republicans he’d like to see booted from Washington. Alexander faces a challenge in the Aug. 7 primary from small businessman and state legislator Joe Carr, who has the backing of the tea party. He said 40 Republicans in the House also “need to go” because they are pro amnesty politicians “playing the role” of conservatives.
“That’s why we’re involved in this historic protest, to help turn the tide in this,” he said. “That’s what they fear the most. They don’t fear people standing on an overpass swinging a flag. What they fear is when they know the next stop is the election booth and that’s our message. We want everybody to support these protests but we want them to understand we need to get them involved in these elections and the defeat of many of Obama’s amnesty allies.”
Gheen, who said he has worked as a consultant on 40 political campaigns, predicts this November will go down in history as a monumental house-cleaning in Congress.
“I am predicting that it is now possible to sweep more Democrats out of office than was done in the historic revolutions of 1994 and 2010,” he said. “We have to elect so many grassroots and populist conservatives that we can get the amnesty supporters out of office, and that includes John Boehner. Obama is doing this because he does not fear John Boehner. Republicans like Boehner and Rick Perry are not really Obama’s opponent. They just play those roles on television. They’re like people who can’t act well enough for Hollywood but they play characters on television for political purposes.”
Gheen said the coalition includes groups from varied backgrounds, including 2 Million Bikers to D.C., America Working, Americans Have Had Enough Coalition, Remember 1986, Tea Party Community and Riders USA, among others. See the full list here.
James Neighbors, an Oklahoma City-based activist and founder of Overpasses for America, said his group will serve as the main logistics organizer on the ground in the various cities, checking on local protest laws and other details. He said it hasn’t been hard to get people excited about coming out to protest illegal immigration.
“Really we just give them the facts, and in this case it happens to be amnesty and how it’s going to cost over $60 billion to intake all of these illegal aliens and that’s only the 11 million the government admits are here. That number is from 2004,” Neighbors said. “We’re being invaded. That’s why we’re taking a strong stance on this because we’re looking and seeing more than one out of every 10 in the whole country being here illegally. That’s not even including what’s pouring across the border last several months. With the magnitude of what’s happening to America it might also be treasonous, because we believe it’s intentional.”
Neighbors said his group has demonstrated on overpasses in favor of impeachment, against Obamacare and for an investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. He thinks this weekend’s amnesty protest will be the largest of them all.
“I think it will be bigger. It’s a collaboration of several different groups and we’ve been able to get the word spread out so well on this,” he said. “People are so angry on this, it’s more tangible than impeachment. People can look around and see the results of what our open borders plan has been. I’m glad we’ll be able to provide an outlet for their anger.”
He said the protests will be strictly peaceful.
“We don’t engage in violence, we simply exercise our First Amendment rights and educate the public with our protests,” he said. “We really look at it as a bypassing of the media. The ratings of the mainstream media are at an all-time low but you can’t ignore people out on an overpass; it sticks in your mind.”
What already has happened is clear:
Communities just say no to transplanted illegals

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/hundreds-of-cities-fight-back-against-invasion/#s5fWUsjSdXkvjlBI.99

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tim's Place Albuquerque: Service With A Smile | You've Got



I wish had known about about Tim's Place, while visiting Albuquerque.
This young man is an inspiration, nothing is impossible when you have determination and heart.

Wow!