In his new book, "Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner" (published by Ballantine Books), Adam Makos (the New York Times bestselling author of "A Higher Call") chronicles the trek of American tank gunner Clarence Smoyer, driving with his compatriots in the 3rd Armored Division into the heart of Germany. Read the opening chapter below (in which Smoyer, a corporal from coal country, finds himself face-to-face with a German tank); and don't miss Seth Doane's interviews with Smoyer and Makos on "CBS Sunday Morning" on November 11! "Spearhead" goes on sale February 19, 2019. CHAPTER 1: THE GENTLE GIANT September 2, 1944 The only sounds came from insects buzzing in the surrounding blue fields, and something else. Metallic. The sound of hot engines ticking and pinging, decompressing after a long drive. With silent efficiency, tank crewmen worked to rearm and refuel their tired Sherman tanks before the last hues of color fled the sky. Crouched behind the … [Read more...] about Book excerpt: “Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner”
Faulty equipment blamed for American school 'active shooter' report BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Faulty equipment was blamed for an "active shooter" alert at an American high school. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/faulty-equipment-blamed-for-american-school-active-shooter-report-37510806.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37511410.ece/ab515/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_0534342d-1a25-4344-895c-f89da72460a9_embedded234401707 Email Faulty equipment was blamed for an "active shooter" alert at an American high school. Pender County Sheriff’s Office said officers responded to “reports of an active shooter” at Topsail High School in the town of Hampstead at around 7am. All schools in the area were put on lock down and emergency protocols put in place. Captain James Rowell told WECT the school remained an “active scene” but that there were no reported injuries. WECT reported officials with "bomb squad" on the back of their … [Read more...] about Faulty equipment blamed for American school ‘active shooter’ report
American school 'active shooter' report 'may be malfunctioning equipment' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Police are responding to reports of an “active shooter” at a school in North Carolina, America, which officials have suggested may have been caused by malfunctioning equipment. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/american-school-active-shooter-report-may-be-malfunctioning-equipment-37510806.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37403939.ece/719a1/AUTOCROP/h342/breaking_news_3.jpg Email Police are responding to reports of an “active shooter” at a school in North Carolina, America, which officials have suggested may have been caused by malfunctioning equipment. Pender County Sheriff’s Office said officers are on the scene to investigate “reports of an active shooter” at Topsail High School in the town of Hampstead. All schools in the area have been put in lock down. There have been no reports of injuries. … [Read more...] about American school ‘active shooter’ report ‘may be malfunctioning equipment’
Businesses and progressives, Democrats and Republicans, will try to sneak a bipartisan amnesty bill through Congress’ lame-duck session in December as voters are distracted by Christmas, say pro-American immigration reformers. “This is why they come back for a lame duck — so they can accomplish all the things they could not do when the voters’ eyes on them,” said Rosemary Jenks, the director of government relations for NumbersUSA.The lame-duck session is scheduled for December because GOP and Democratic leaders stalled 2019 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security and the border wall. Without 2019 funding, some subsidiary DHS offices will close in December. One huge danger ahead, said Jenks, is that retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan will push an amnesty bill to help Wall Street and the cheap-labor lobbyists in Washington. “I fully expect that Paul Ryan will do as much as he possibly can on his way out the door because he is … [Read more...] about Pro-American Reformers: Stealth Amnesty Bills Coming in Lame-Duck Session
The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London on Friday. Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, is seeking to cement his reputation as history's greatest chess player, while 26-year-old Caruana is a prodigy helping to return mass appeal to the highbrow game. The pair will face off a maximum of 12 times from Friday until November 26 -- with games scheduled to start at 1500 GMT -- in the bi-annual contest held in a former London art and design school building. Chess has its own unique scoring system that awards the winner of each game one point, while a draw sees the contenders get half a point each. The title goes to the first person to reach 6.5 points, with a rapid series of tiebreakers played in case the two are level after the first 12 games. Carlsen -- a superstar at home in Norway who is also a … [Read more...] about Can Magnus Carlsen remain world chess champion in face-off with American Fabiano Caruana?