December 16, 2014 • 8:34 PM
“The Transplants is selling briskly on Amazon.com. Thanks to everyone who’s purchased a copy. For those who haven’t yet; remember, you don’t need a Kindle device to read the Kindle edition. Just download the free Kindle app from “The a Transplants” book page on Amazon.com. Also e-books make great gifts, especially for people far away like troops serving overseas. All you need is an email address.
For those of you who don’t generally read SciFi books, “The Transplants” isn’t your normal SciFi novel. No aliens with superpowers, no little green men; just a story about two people from another planet who look just like us in search of a planet where they can save their species and live anonomyous lives. On the run from the U.S. government that wants to lock them away and study them and from foreign governments that want to do the same, they survive, evade and escape across two continents before a final confrontation with their pursuers, It’s a SciFi story by definition, but it’s much more. It’s a love story, an action adventure story, and a Washington, D.C. bureaucratic politics story.
Try it you’ll like it. If you don’t, I’ll provide verified purchasers their money back.
Watch the trailer/teaseer at https://www.youtube.com/user/EWRossdotcom
Filed under: Books, Australia, CIA, Ed Ross, FBI, love story, novel, Perth, space aliens, The Transplants, yacht
December 5, 2014 • 9:00 AM
December 1, 2014 • 10:11 AM
My novel, The Transplants, now is available as an e-book on Amazon.com. It’s a story about the lone surviving couple of a doomed planet who travel across the galaxy to save their species and across two continents to save themselves. It’s a science fiction story, an action adventure story, a love story and the eternal story of intelligent life’s relationship with the Universe. You can find it at the link below or just enter “The Transplants by Ed Ross” in the Amazon.com search bar.
If you don’t have a Kindle device or the Kindle app already installed on your smartphone/iPhone, tablet/iPad, or computer, you can download the free app from the book page.
If you like The Transplants, a positive review on Amazon.com and recommending the book to friends and family by forwarding this email is greatly appreciated. Also feel free to email me with your comments.
Thanks much, and I hope you enjoy the book.
Filed under: Books, Australia, FBI, Georgia, hurricane, Melbourne, national security, novel, Perth, Savannah, space aliens, Sydney, transplants, yacht
October 31, 2014 • 9:48 PM
How far would you go for the person you love? What would it take to change your fundamental beliefs? The Transplants a Novel, coming in December.
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October 29, 2014 • 10:07 PM
My novel The Transplants comes out as an e-book on Amazon.com this December. It’s a science fiction story, a love story and a story about coming to grips with our most fundamental beliefs. There are no superhuman characters, no space wars and no faster than light-speed travel. It’s a story about the survival of two refugees from a doomed planet who seek to save their species. Separated upon their arrival on Earth, they must find each other before government agents find them. Stay tuned for updates and information on the release date.
Filed under: Updates, Amazon.com, e-book, fundamental beliefs, Kindle, love story, novel, science fiction, space aliens, species, The Transplants
September 5, 2014 • 8:26 PM
We lost two of America’s great comic minds in the past 30 days. Both had long successful careers. Both were loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Both died prematurely. Both have been eulogized with glowing tributes. I never met either of these giants. The closest I ever came to watching either of them perform was in the 1970s when I stood in line outside a comedy club in Los Angeles for three hours waiting to see Joan Rivers, but I never got into the packed room. During the Vietnam War, I spent two hours one-on-one in the back of a Caribou cargo plane with Jonathon Winters during a monsoon. He was in Vietnam with a USO tour and he invited me in out of the rain onto the aircraft hauling him around South Vietnam. It was that experience that gave me a true appreciation for the value of Comedy. Winters talked to me, entertained me, for the entire two hours not once repeating the jokes he told at his performance for the 2nd Bde of the 9th Division the night before. He lifted my spirits and made me laugh till it hurt. It was an experience I never forgot. Winters and Williams comedy had much in common. It bordered on insanity. Rivers was different. Her genius was taking every aspect of life, including the painful ones, and making them funny. There are and have been many great comics. America is full of them. But the loss of Williams and Rivers leaves a big hole in the comic universe that will be hard to fill.
Filed under: Humor
It sickens my heart as a Vietnam War combat veteran to watch Iraq fall apart like South Vietnam did. We may not have to watch American helicopters evacuating the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist army takes over the city, but again we are watching the disintegration of a government and the loss of territory U.S. warriors fought and died for. Were their sacrifices in vain as some now say they were? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Military, National Security, Terrorism, Alexander the Great, cold war, Communist China, déjà vu, domino theory, Ed Ross, ewross, GEN David Petraeus, Ho Chi Minh, Imperial Japan, international communism, Iraq, ISIL, Islamic jihadism, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Islamist-Jihadist, Korean War, Nazi Germany, Nouri al-Maliki, President Obama, search and destroy, South Vietnam, soviet union, status-of-forces agreement, Sunni-Shiite, Vietnam, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Vietnan War, weapons of mass destruction, world war II
How many veterans that lingered on secret waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals gave their lives so hospital administrators could receive bonuses and promotions? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Healthcare, Military, canccer, Congress, criminal neglegance, Ed Ross, Eric Houlder, Erick Shinseki, ewross, health insurance, heart disease, Justice Departmentm, kidney disease, Memorial Day, obama administration, obamacare, Phoenix Airzona VA hospital, scandal, secret waiting list, support the troops, VA, VA headquarters, VA Inspector General, veterans, Veterans Affairs, Washington DC
During the nearly five and a half years of the Obama presidency, America has been moving in the wrong direction. The U.S. economy continues to struggle through the longest and slowest recovery from recession since World War II. From Benghazi to Ukraine, U.S. foreign policy has collapsed. U.S. world leadership has receded to a low not seen since the 1930s. Have we hit bottom yet? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Politics, 2016, African American, American, American history, anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-middle class, anti-women, Benghazi, D.C., Democrat Party, democrats, Democrats in Congress, Ed Ross, Egyptian Pharaoh, establishment Republicans, ewross, foreign policy, income inequallity, John F. Kennedy, Judeo Christian principles, liberal media, Obama, Obama administratiion scandals, obamacare, progressivism, redistribution of wealth, Repblicans, Republican president, Senate, tea party, the Constitution, U.S. economy, Ukraine, war-on-women, Washington, whack a mile, White House, zero-sum game
March 23, 2014 • 11:02 AM
Critical mass in nuclear science is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction. Critical mass in international politics is the smallest amount of aggression needed to start a war. Despite what President Obama and other Western leaders say and do, the situation in Ukraine may be fast approaching that point. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: National Security, 20th century, 21st ceentury, aggression, Angela Merkel, assumptions, Baltic States, china, Crimea, critical mass, Easterm Eirp[e, Ed Ross, Europe, ewross, Fist Gulf War, Fredrocl the Great, ideology, incrementalism, Kuwait, Moldova, national debt, NATO, north korea, nuclear chain reaction, Poland Korean War, President Obama, rubel, russia, Saddam Hussein, sanctions, Ukraine fissile material, United States, Vladimir Putin, world war II, World War III
If Republicans continue to lose presidential elections it won’t be only because they failed to garner a sufficient percentage of the growing Hispanic, Asian and African-American vote; it will be because they continue to lose the propaganda war. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Politics, 2008 election, 2016 presidential candidates, African American, American Conservative Union, anti-capitlism, charter schools, Congress, Conservative Political Action Conferencee, conservative talk radio, Constitution, CPAC, Democratic Party line, democrats, Ed Ross, ewross, Fox News, Fox News Channel, mainstream media, middle class, obamacare, politics, propoganda war, Republican candidates, Republicans Hispanic Asian American, Senate, Super PAC, women and minorities
Like most conservatives, President Obama’s proposed reductions of the U.S. armed forces disturb me. Since after World War I, every time we have reduced our military strength after a war, we’ve regretted it. Nevertheless, it’s time to rethink the mission, size and composition of the U.S. military, preparing for the next war, not a repeat of the last one. It all comes down to the correct assumptions. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Military, Afghanistan, Al Qai-da, al-Qaeda, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey, china, Diaoyu Islands, East China Sea, Ed Ross, ewross, Georgia, Iran, Kuwait, middle east, missile defense, Moldova, nuclear weapons, Pentagon, President Obama, restructuring the military, russia, Saddam Hussein, Secretary of Defense Hagle, Senkaku islands, South China Sea, soviet union, Spratlys, taiwan strait, U.S. defense budget, U.S. military, U.S. technological edge, Ukraine, war in Afghanistan, World War I
February 23, 2014 • 12:10 PM
Speaking in Indonesia last week, Secretary of State John Kerry, said that global warming is “perhaps even the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Sec. Kerry may or may not be right about the destruction global warming may ultimately cause; but he’s absolutely right about one thin. Global warming is a weapon. It’s a political weapon of mass destruction. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Climate Change, 21st century, Al Gore, Albert Einstein, anthropogenic, average global temperature, china, climate change, democrats, Dinosaurs, Earth, Ed Ross, ewross, flat earth society, George Will, global warming, global warming denier, India, John Kerry, obama administration, Obamacarre, President Obama, Secretary of State, settled science, Sir Isaac Newton, Spanish Inquisition, Sun, weapon of mass destruction, WMD
February 9, 2014 • 10:59 AM
Is Jimmy Fallon in the same league with Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno? (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
Filed under: Movies-TV, American culture, Capitol Hill, comedy, Comedy Channel, Conan O'Brien, Ed Ross, ewross, Grammy, Jack Paar, Jay Leno, Jerry Lewis, John Stewart, Johnny Carson, jokes, jokes Ed Ross, NBC, Perry Como, Raymond Siller, Richard Prior, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Steve Allen, Steve Martin, the daily caller, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show, Time magazine, Tony Bennet