Tank: Street Justice

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There are some lines even thugs shouldn’t cross. When a little girl is accidentally gunned down by thugs one man, a former Army Ranger makes a promise to her mother to bring those thugs to justice. Tank is about to roll!

The Author

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George L. Cook III has been writing in some form or fashion since he was 12 years old and loves, politics, sports, science fiction, and horror.

George L. Cook III is a fan of science fiction since the release of Star Wars. His favorite movies are Aliens, Star Wars, Friday the 13th, Night of the Living Dead, Blade Runner, Blade I and II ( as far as he is concerned Blade Trinity never happened.) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

He likes the television shows The Walking Dead, The Strain, The Last Ship (Star Trek on a boat), and basically any other show that starts with The.

He is married with children and currently serves as an elected member of his local board of education and has previously served in the US Army/NJ National Guard.

http://www.amazon.com/George-L.-Cook-III/e/B00426OUHW/

How Heavy Is Your Load? : You’ve Got The Power To Get Rid Of It

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 “If you have a big farm, yet haven’t visited anyone’s farm, you may think your farm is the largest.” This is one of the common daily proverbs often heard in my native country, Ghana. Overwhelmed and bombarded by problems, you may think your burden is the heaviest, but after knowing how serious your neighbor’s problem is, you will realize that your problem is just as tiny as the mustard seed.

We are in a world everyone isn’t satisfied or happy over something, because we are witnessing carnage, violence, murder, terrorism, crime etc; in every corner of the globe. Many are rich, yet because of greed, they are never happy or content with whatever they have. The desire to protect or accumulate more property, becomes the rich man’s burden.

Yes, everyone thinks his burden is the heaviest, but when you listen to other people’s story, you may start giving thanks to God, because your load is the lightest. Many wake up in the morning with shattered hopes and dreams. They sit and watch people passing by, because they are unemployed, thinking of where their next meal is coming from.

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So why do you have to complain when working and your fridge, home full of groceries to keep you going for a week or more? Life is beautiful but many see it ugly. They are those who haven’t got any love for mankind, because they have no love for themselves. Receiving every time doesn’t make one happy. When you help your fellow brother struggling along the road to reach his destination safely, your reward will overflow its banks.

Everyone blames the people for the carnage, destruction and suffering of this world, but who are the people? Instead of taking the life of the innocent, because he is a Christian or a Muslim, you must use that precious time to pray for love and peace, because vengeance belongs to God. No one has the right to take someone’s life and said he did it for Allah or God. If you claim Allah is great, let that great God you worship takes His own action.

Instead of exploiting people for your selfishness, abusing children, kidnapping and forcing women into prostitution, selling drugs for a living, leading to the destruction of users, dominating the poor and the underprivileged, promoting racial violence, discriminating against others, violently terrorizing others; we must take these ailments destroying out communities into consideration, to restore our nation’s dignity.

That’s the only way to create a better and happy future for the next generation, including our children.

Dozens Of Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For ‘Charlie Hebdo’

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Original article published in NPR Topics: Books.

The protest over a free speech award to Charlie Hebdo continues to grow.

Earlier this week, six authors withdrew from the PEN American Center’s annual gala in response to the organization’s decision to give the French satirical magazine its Freedom of Expression Courage Award.

Former PEN American President Francine Prose was one of the original six. She tells NPR that as of Thursday afternoon, she’s been joined by nearly 150 other writers — such as Junot Díaz, Lorrie Moore and Rick Moody — who’ve signed on to an open letter critical of the decision.

“It is clear and inarguable that the murder of a dozen people in the Charlie Hebdo offices is sickening and tragic,” the letter reads. “What is neither clear nor inarguable is the decision to confer an award for courageous freedom of expression on Charlie Hebdo, or what criteria, exactly, were used to make that decision.”

Link to full article: http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/npr-topics-books-639050?blog=639050&group=0&frame_type=b&frame=1&click=0&user=0&viewer=true

The Scent of My Son, In God We Trust

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“The Scent of My Son, In God we Trust” is a true story about a mother’s quest for justice for her beloved son. Joseph Miranda was brutally killed at the age of 19 while working for a landscaping company. Adrienne Miranda, his mother, knew that after many meetings with police and other government entities in Maryland that nothing they were telling her made any sense. She researched, wrote numerous letters, made countless phone calls and attended several meetings.
These public servants resisted Adrienne’s efforts and valid questions. They lied repeatedly, withheld crucial police reports, withheld crime scene photographs from the Medical Examiners and ignored her.

Adrienne Miranda worked diligently and all she ever wanted was truth and justice for Joseph. She vowed to be his voice and promised to never, never give up…never. Once Adrienne was able to obtain the necessary reports and evidence needed she met with the Medical Examiners in Maryland. They reviewed and examined everything and concluded Joseph’s death was a homicide by assault. Joseph’s death certificate is recorded in vital records and confirms that a crime definitely occurred that took Joseph’s young life.

However, the opposition and adversity that Adrienne and her family faced from local and state prosecutors was and is unconscionable. They committed despicable malfeasance and twisted and distorted tactics. The local state prosecutor wrote in a letter to the Chief Medical Examiner and his Assistant that he did not agree with their conclusion of homicide and states Joseph’s death was an accident. Despite all of the physics, evidence, forensics and scientific proof, the local and state prosecutors went against the highly qualified and exceptionally skilled coroners and their confirmed conclusion.

It will be eight years on July 20th since Adrienne and her family have survived this living nightmare. The only thing that has kept Adrienne strong and moving forward is her undying love for Joseph and her love and unshakable faith in Almighty God. She knows that with God all things are possible and that our Lord has called her to respond and to act. She trust in the Lord with all of her mind, heart, body and soul.

Take the journey with us. The story is true, compelling, intriguing and inspiring. You will be lifted up and feel hope, love, courage and an awakening. Always and forever keep the faith.

The Author

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Adrienne Miranda was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1955. She was raised in a loving, kind and compassionate family. Her parents instilled a strong foundation of faith and love for the Lord.

She married and later became a mother in 1984 and again gave birth to her second son in 1987. Adrienne always loved words, poetry and grew into an extrovert due to her professional positions that included public speaking and communications.

Her most important role in her life is that of being a loving and hands on “Mom”. In 2006 her son, Joseph, was brutally murdered at the age of 19. His death has been surrounded by corruption and a cover up.

Adrienne vowed to be the voice of her beloved Joseph and has written her true and compelling story in “The Scent of My Son, In God we Trust”. She remains steadfast in her quest for Justice for Joseph.

http://www.amazon.com/Scent-My-Son-God-Trust/dp/0692359168/

Shadows Of Things To Come

Starting a new relationship is always hard, but it’s not often dangerous.

College first year Megan McCleod feels bad about breaking up with her boyfriend, Keith. After all, they’ve been together for years. But now they’re going in two different directions, and she just doesn’t see how things can work out between them. Too bad the day she picked to break up with him was the same day he’d picked to ask her to marry him.

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Sophomore Tony Driscoll is all for the break-up, however, because he wants Megan all to himself. He’s convinced, from the first moment he sees her in that coffee shop when she’s breaking up with Keith, that they belong together. Now all he has to do is make her feel the same way about him.

Megan is charmed by him from the very first moment their eyes meet. Then she starts hearing things – about how Tony killed his mother and kidnapped one of his ex-girlfriends. But Tony seems so nice. She just can’t believe he would hurt a fly. …Until he asks her to marry him on their third date, and then he storms out in a rage when she refuses him. And it’s doubly suspicious that Megan gets attacked on the street as she’s trying to get back to the dorm that night.

Is Tony trying to hurt her? Has his love for her taken an obsessive, psychopathic turn? Can she discover the truth before it’s too late?

The Author

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Mishael Austin Witty’s writing brings you through the tensest, messiest human emotions and situations into the most satisfying, realistic conclusions. It shows what God can do in anyone’s life, if they let Him. He takes the worst parts of us and turns them into something amazing. There’s real hope and healing in the message, and it’s something that needs to be shared with the world.
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.

So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1-3) She lives in Louisville, KY (where most of the action of CAMPANULA takes place), with her husband, two cats, and two daughters.

http://www.amazon.com/Mishael-Austin-Witty/e/B007R5PTO8/