IT has been performed by some of the most famous singers on the planet - from Super Bowls to Las Vegas superfights. The Star-Spangled Banner is known the world over but do you know the history behind America's national anthem? What is Star-Spangled Banner? The song is the American National Anthem and was recognised for official use by the US Navy in 1889. It then became the official anthem in March 1931 on a congressional resolution signed by President Herbert Hoover. The version of Star-Spangled Banner usually sung at sporting events only features the first verse, but the full song actually has four verses in total. All four verses conclude with the same line: “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Who wrote the USA's National Anthem? It was written in 1814 by poet Francis Scott Key, who was inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment. The words were immediately set to … [Read more...] about What are the lyrics to Star-Spangled Banner and who wrote the USA national anthem?
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THE gun rampage at a newspaper office in Annapolis was the 154th mass shooting in the US this year, according to researchers. Here we look at America's bloody toll of violence so far in 2018. How many mass shootings have there been in the US in 2018? There is no widely accepted definition of a mass shooting. A 2013 report from the Congressional Research Service described mass shootings as those in which gunmen "select victims somewhat indiscriminately" and kill four or more people in the same incident. That measure would exclude gang shootings and domestic incidents in which a gunman kills several family members. The not-for-profit group Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any in which four or more people are shot, including those who are injured but survive, and not including the shooter. By this measure it records 154 mass shootings in the USA in the first 178 days of the year, the latest being the Capital Gazette massacre in Maryland on June 28. In 76 of these shootings … [Read more...] about Mass shootings in America 2018 – how many have there been and how many people have been killed this year?
A GOOD feeling isn’t it. You spend years telling anyone who’ll listen that many women are authors of their own relationship misfortune, through their lousy taste in men. Then, along comes an appointment-to-view television show that makes it look like you were 100 per cent right along. Thank you ITV2 then for the twin gifts of Alex and Adam, the breakout stars of an incredibly entertaining Love Island. One decent, polite, respectful, gainfully employed, the makes-you-breakfast-in-the-morning type, who doesn’t really have a bad word to say about anyone. The other, Adam, who’s one of those blokes who cannot give a compliment without attaching it to himself or even blushing when he says: “Zara’s funny, like me.” So we’ll ignore him for a second and start with Doctor Alex, who has all the qualities listed above and more, but is also giving British television’s finest ever masterclass in the art of celibacy. For keenness is one … [Read more...] about On Love Island, it’s doc versus c**k — and the nice guy’s finishing last
Monday, June 18, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: Border Patrol, Border Wall, car chase, costs, Dangerous, death, illegal immigrants, illegals, invasion usa, Mexico, public roads, public safety, roll-over accident (Natural News) Another tragedy involving illegal aliens has occurred in Texas that not only serves to highlight the inadequacies of our current level of border security but also how dangerous it can be for American citizens caught up in the political posturing over the issue. As reported by News4 San Antonio, an SUV packed with 14 people — 12 of them in the country illegally — tried to outrun U.S. Border Patrol agents who attempted to stop the vehicle over suspicions of human smuggling. During the ensuing chase, vehicles reached speeds of 100 miles per hour or more. At one point the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over several times, ejecting several people. Four illegal aliens were pronounced dead at the scene; a fifth died later at a … [Read more...] about Insane Border Patrol car chase demonstrates how illegals put American citizens at risk on public roads
Visalia Police Det. Bill McGowen sat in the garage of the single-story home on West Kaweah Avenue and waited for the man who had stalked these streets for more than a year.That night in December 1975, McGowen watched as a shadowy figure prowled between the home he was hiding in and the house next door. McGowen ran outside and ordered the man to stop, according to media reports at the time. The suspect ran, and after McGowen fired a warning shot, he begged the officer not to shoot.As McGowen shined his flashlight at the unmasked man, the suspect reached for a gun in his jacket and took a shot, police said. The bullet hit McGowen's flashlight, and shards ricocheted into his eye. The man fled.The shooting was the final crime attributed to the Visalia Ransacker, Visalia Police Sgt. Damon Maurice said.Between April 1974 and December 1975, the Visalia Ransacker slinked through this small town’s streets and alleys and burglarized about 100 homes, police said. The burglaries turned … [Read more...] about Golden State Killer suspect is ‘the ghost we’ve been chasing,’ detective who hunted him says