Montreal City or Garbage Dump?
In the era of Jean Drapeau Mayor of Montreal this was his idea of sanitation for his city as it meant saving on the costs of paying for water treatment plants. The short cut to any situation is the standard Kebekois approach to avoiding every reality. Of course, the money Montreal saves from not having to pay for something goes straight into the pockets of the higher ups running the City, which on any day come summer or autumn looks and smells very much like an open sewer.
Oct 5, 2015 - 10:47:40 PM
When Women and "Women Only" Matter!
The Domestic Violence article failed to address a number of issues.
What are the statistics for female violence against other people including males?
What are the statistics for Male-on-male Domestic Violence?
What are the statistics for Domestic Violence within homosexual relationships?
What are the statistics for Domestic Violence within relationships in which the male is involved in violent crimes and gangs?
What percentage of offenders are found in ethnic groups within which honor killings are part of the ethnic culture?
What percentage of male offenders are the victims of mental cruelty and emotional abuse by their female partners?
What percentage of Male perpetrators of Domestic Violence suffer from Mental Illness?
Oct 5, 2015 - 2:46:07 AM
Muslim tsunami: German woman evicted to make way for refugees
This is merely one instance of a German citizen being given the shaft to help a so-called refugee," said U.S. political consultant Mike Baker. "As goes Germany and the EU, don't be surprised when the Obama administration uses Eminent Domain to kick Americans out of their homes and apartments to give refugees shelter. And the news media will either ignore it or cheer him on," said Baker
Oct 1, 2015 - 4:24:30 PM
News from Oz veGaon Israel
We wish you could have all seen the amazing sight of thousands of Jews streaming to oz veGaon for an amazing Simchat Bet Shoeva event. Scattered throughout the nature Reserve compound were stalls selling and exhibiting artistic creations as well as inflatables and petting corners for the children. Hundreds of B'nei Akiva youth streamed into the preserve, took tools and started paving a new security path around the forest. The youth's spirit of elevation and happiness brought an incredible ambiance of fresh and young Zionism. Yes, the People of Israel have whom to rely on for the future. Danny Hirshberg, head of Bnei Akiva came and strengthened the wonderful youth.
Oct 1, 2015 - 4:21:43 PM
Major Afghan city falls to Taliban fighters during Obama UN address
At the U.N. Obama told the general assembly, "We are called upon to offer a different type of leadership. Leadership strong enough to recognize that nations share common interests, and people share a common humanity." Which, to many listeners, is a common Obama flourish that upon examination means nothing. The invasion and occupation of Kunduz by the radical Islamic fighters is being called a large-scale setback for the Afghan government in the days following U.S. and NATO troops taking a backseat in anti-terrorism operations.
Sep 29, 2015 - 10:19:03 PM
Justin Trudeau falls back on the old guard
It has become clear that Justin Trudeau has no idea what he is doing in his campaign to win the Canadian Federal Election on October 19, 2015. He has begun calling in his father's friends from past Liberal governments for help. Can these flunkeys from past Liberal governments better his chances of winning the Canadian Federal Election on October 19. 2015?
Sep 29, 2015 - 10:12:42 PM
Win at Work
Winning at Working--Simple Solutions
On our first morning of vacation, we were pleased to find open tables
when we arrived for breakfast at a popular and highly recommended café.
With several people actively filling walk-up specialty coffee orders at
the counter, it took several minutes to be acknowledged: "It'll be about
five minutes for a table since the waitress needs to catch up," a
person finally called out in our direction.
Sep 29, 2015 - 8:09:43 PM
Papal visit: Rape and sexual slavery condemned as 'tactic of war'
The Security Council members have been stressing the need to bring conflicts in the Middle East to an end in order to reduce the opportunity for sexual violence to be committed. Reports of women and young girls -- sometimes young boys -- being raped and sodomized are common especially in the so-called war-torn provinces.
Sep 28, 2015 - 6:07:03 AM
Hillary Clinton caught in yet another deceit, says watchdog
During Mrs. Clinton's arguably fluffy interview by NBC's Andrea Mitchell on Sept. 4, the former Secretary of State was quizzed about Abedin -- the wife of disgraced Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner --being paid at the same time by the U.S.State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and consulting firm for which former President Bill Clinton sat on the board of directors. The firm's name is Teneo, and it was founded by one Bill Clinton's closest aides.
Sep 28, 2015 - 6:02:21 AM
U.S. Border Patrol agent indicted for alleged murder of Mexican teen
According to Swartz's defense team leader, Sean Chapman, the decorated agent will plead not guilty when he's arraigned on October 9. Chapman told news outlets that he expects the case will be tried in court. CBS News reporter Anna Werner without giving a source for her allegation, said there have been several similar cases involving shootings by Border Patrol agents. However, she failed to provide examples or neglected to describe the circumstances.
Sep 25, 2015 - 1:37:39 AM
Faking People Out at the Fed
You may be wondering what banking has to do with transportation spending. Good question, but don't waste time trying to find a link; there isn't one. When lawmakers need some bucks, they pull from wherever they can. We always knew they were good at wasting our tax dollars. Now they're proposing a gimmick that may even convince us it's not our money at stake.
Sep 25, 2015 - 1:35:32 AM
America Has Been Warned: Your Days Are Numbered
It is highly likely that many readers will be offended by the content and tone of this article. I would therefore suggest that those who cannot tolerate opinions other than their own; cannot tolerate expressions of anger and outrage; cannot tolerate PC defined "racism"; cannot tolerate dissent - should move on and read something else. You have been warned! Some smart mouthed idiots would throw a hissy fit at the questions above and declare 'I don't want my country to be a religious country.' Well that is Ok because factually speaking there are no countries that are Christian Countries because Western Civilization has thrown off the allegiance to religion in favor of secular democratic states. So their choices are "Islamic or Secular State." If they choose the former then they need do nothing. If they really do chose the latter, then they need to start taking an active role in politics.
Sep 25, 2015 - 1:33:11 AM
Martians Stone Jew to Death
"Crude incendiary devices?" That's a code-word for firebombs. Hadid downplays their significance by labeling them "crude." But even "crude" firebombs can wreak devastation. Evidently Diaa Hadid has forgotten--or prefers to forget--about 11 year-old Ayala Shapira, the passenger in a car driven by her father near Ma'ale Shomron last December. A "crude incendiary device" was thrown by Palestinians at her car. She suffered severe burns to more than 50 percent of her body. Think for a moment about the pain she will endure for years, perhaps decades, to come.
Sep 25, 2015 - 1:00:02 AM
R.P. BenDedek Interview with Beau Sides, author of "Unseen Tears."
Recently I did a quick search for statistics on abandoned babies in China. CCTV had a stat saying that in 2013 10,000 babies were abandoned in China and over 75% of them were disabled. I don't have any current accurate numbers, but I would imagine that as the total population grows there will be more children abandoned. As I mentioned earlier, baby hatches have been established and have been busy with the children they receive. From what I have read, more children were abandoned at the hatches than expected. In contrast to that, not as many couples registered to have a second child, which surprised many including myself... Man, my heart truly goes out to a person without their registration or Hukou in China! I am told that a person in that situation can't enroll in school or be legally employed.
Sep 23, 2015 - 5:50:00 AM
"Win a Book" Competition for Magic City Readers
If you would like to win this free book, all you have to do is show us how well you write by writing a book review of something that you have recently read and giving us permission to publish it. Not only will the winner of the competition receive the free book, but he/she will be invited to write their own review of Thomas J. Hynes's book "It Wasn't Like Nothing: One Marine's Adventure in Vietnam." I would like to thank the Bohlsen Group and the Author for this offer. You never know, Magic City Morning Star might soon have an additional regular book reviewer.
Sep 21, 2015 - 5:53:20 AM
Speedy Recovery to Columnist Milt Gross
Milt Gross who provides us with his weekly Down the Road A Piece articles and regular book reviews had an operation this week and on behalf of all contributors to Magic City I would like to wish Milt a speedy recovery.
Sep 18, 2015 - 11:03:47 AM
Has Hillary's Server Really Been Wiped?
In case you haven't been following the story closely, when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton conducted governmental business, much of it classified, on an unsecure private server operated from her home in upstate New York. Servers on the Internet are simply hard disks called 'blades' that store information much as it is stored on your computer's hard disk. A server may consist of an array of several 'blades' with huge capacity. If nothing else the following analysis will give you a general idea of the factors in play. The latest word from the Justice Department is that HRC's staff and other correspondents used unsecured private email clients like AOL and Gmail to communicate with one another! Well, Obama did promise his administration would be the most transparent of all time.
Sep 18, 2015 - 2:12:30 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 29
We received only nine publicity emails during the last Five weeks so I guess Google, which has done so much to monopolize the internet advertising market, has been applying pressure to prevent us from receiving publicity material and supplying free publicity to authors. Who knows? But it does seem strange. Because there have been no book baskets we have quite a list of book reviews published since our last basket. We have in fact eight book reviews and five author articles listed in this week's basket. The book releases listed this week include: "To the Sun and Back" By April Awalt; "The Aerie: Air Strip on Weeks Mountain" By Marjorie Irish Randell; "Gullible Travels" By Ronnie Bermann; "Unseen Tears: The Challenges of Orphans and Orphanages in China" by Beau Sides; "Late Bird" by Jason Kraus; "Love on the Rocks: A Positano Tale" By Catie Costa; "It Wasn't Like Nothing: One Marine's Adventure in Vietnam" by Thomas J. Hynes; "Calico Jam" By Joanne Greene and "Order of Merit" by Richard Storry
Sep 18, 2015 - 2:01:00 AM
Autumn in Florida?
Floridians have always known that September is the hottest time of the year. For months, the large concrete and asphalted spaces have been soaking up 90 to 100 degree- weather and now exhale that furnace-heat until November when the hurricane season is over.
Sep 16, 2015 - 7:34:06 AM
Five Ways to Make Your Life Matter
One mistake that many people make when they begin to taste success is to attempt to acquire personal wealth too quickly. I know of people (myself included) who began to cheat against their future wealth by bogging themselves down in credit. They want to get so much "stuff" as a testimony of their new found wealth that they tie it up with debt. When you get to the point that you are able to make only the minimum payments, then you become a slave of a financial system...and your eye. You can do the same thing when you rely too heavily on government welfare.
Sep 15, 2015 - 6:45:11 AM
"Going to Pot"
There's another reason this shift occurred: Our nation's leaders are no longer sounding the alarm on drugs as they once did. When hardly anyone hears a word about the many health problems associated with pot, and everything they do hear is about how medically beneficial it is, should we be surprised public opinion has changed so much?
Sep 15, 2015 - 6:42:54 AM
A New Agenda 21 Threatens Our Way of Life
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized nations collapse? Isn't it out responsibility to bring that about?" - Chairman of the Earth Summit, Maurice Strong. - Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation. Ask California how sustainable water control is working for them as these policies have torn down water systems and dams to "free the rivers." The original pioneers found the land to be a desert. They built a sophisticated water control system that resulted in an emerald green paradise. Now, as Sustainable policies are being enforced, they are witnessing the return of the desert, destroying productive land. Meanwhile, across the nation, the EPA is moving to take control of all the water in the United States. Control the water, control the population.
Sep 15, 2015 - 6:40:14 AM
Canadian Army and Department Defence swept the facts under the rug
Every time I met with my son Louis, he looked very troubled and even his girlfriend told me about it. In all I met Louis about three times after he returned from the Balkans. One day we went to Financial Drive in Mississauga. Louis had a beer and I had a cup of tea. He told me in detail about how he was sodomized by those five soldiers and how the officer in charge treated the whole thing as a joke.
Sep 13, 2015 - 9:30:29 AM
Down the Road
Too many unfavorite moose
I think it was that young bull rather than the one that swam across a pond toward me that may have been my unfavorite, or the one that stood near our camp in Brooks so I didn't dare get out of the car, no the one that stared in my dining room window and watched me eat breakfast. Nor any of the others.
Sep 13, 2015 - 8:25:55 AM
A Call to Revolution
If revolutions are not fought in the Mideast now they will be fought in Europe and America in the near future. America has shaped a unique existence through luck, sacrifice, diplomacy and yes, "revolution." America is the exception to millennia of tyrannical governance and the absence of freedom and individual rights. It is referred to as "American Exceptionalism." Our current administration has accelerated the advancement of Islamic tyranny. The Mideast in many places is a black market weapons bazaar. If disenfranchised populations longing to be free wish to arm themselves they probably can. If not, I'm sure that a simple assurance by sincere freedom fighters who vow to take a step out of the seventh century toward modernity and the adoption of a constitution and bill of rights identical to Americas' own would garner enough attention from America or other western nations to seriously consider arming them.
Sep 13, 2015 - 8:23:10 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "The Last Bookaneer" by Matthew Pearl
A well-written story, Buckaneer, one I thoroughly enjoyed and a tale you should read if any of the details of Stevenson's life at all interest you. Bookaneers were those who borrowed or stole book manuscripts before laws protected publishers and printing houses in the early 1900s. It was a fictionalized account of Robert Louis Stevenson's final days on a Pacific Island.
Sep 13, 2015 - 8:20:13 AM
Do mothers kill more children than fathers?
I opened this article by citing the headers to these three articles on Domestic Violence because I came across an article in which Warwick Marsh, the founder of fatherhood foundation Dads4Kids, is quoted as saying: "There's a whole bunch of research that shows when children have an involved father, they're a lot less likely to be violent"..."A statistical reality, as unfortunate as it is, is that more mothers kill children than fathers"
Sep 8, 2015 - 6:45:40 AM
Down the Road
Down the Road a Piece - Buck Fever
I remember deer hunting with the late Clarence and Jim. Jim set the pace by racing through the woods. Not only could I have not held my rifle still enough to shoot the woods itself, but my rasping breath probably either scared any deer within a mile fleeing or had them rolling in the woods laughing. I never got buck fever. Well, there was that time atop a low mountain near Songo Pond, when I in the midst of a deer hunt came face to antlered face with one. He stared at me, and said, "You wouldn't shoot a harmless buck, would you?"
Sep 6, 2015 - 4:45:30 AM
Martha Stevens-David Review: "You Can Be Lucky Like Me" By Dr. Ron Deigh
Most people facing child abuse and abandonment would have just given up and let life over take them but not this man. He seemed to have an inner strength that others do not have and he learned from it and this intestinal fortitude has served him well, all of his days. Dr. Deigh's accomplishments are many and he has every reason to be proud. He illustrated that always having optimism, luck and determination to reach a given goal, is the best way to get what you want.
Sep 6, 2015 - 4:42:13 AM
Changing things for the better
A recent program by Professor Hans Rosling of Sweden on the happenings in the third-world countries around our universe, got me thinking about how individuals can all help change the situation for the better. Professor Rosling spoke about the fact that many in Africa are still dealing with issues that are a hold-over from the past, and have no real hope without our input.
Sep 6, 2015 - 4:40:36 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Fear the Silence" by Iain Cameron
The story was good in the latter part of the book. During the first part, I wasn't sure it was a story. But it got better toward the end. In fact, toward the end, it was a good, readable tale. What made it different from the rest of the self-published novels I've read is that this one is British. This means I'm lucky I know what a "boot" is...not footwear but a part of a car. Another problem that hindered this American reader was that the author used too many initials in front of names or documents. What a DC was I never found out.
Sep 6, 2015 - 4:37:30 AM
The Blame Game against Stephen Harper has gone too far, and this stupidity must stop
Canada cannot spend money that it does not possess to help Syrian or other refugees from Middle Eastern countries. Such action is the purview of nations in the Middle East. If the Syrian refugees and others in the Middle East cannot get any help from the deep pocketed countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait and the Arab Sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf, all of whom have money to spare, then the blame lies solely on them, because the people requesting aid from Canada are all Muslim Refugees and there should be no bar on Muslims helping Muslims.
Sep 5, 2015 - 12:08:04 AM
Win at Work
Winning at Working--The Not-Me Syndrome
A common pastime at work, it seems, is pointing out flaws, missteps, and
problems - especially the boss's, a coworker's down the hall, or that
roadblock person in some other department.
Sep 3, 2015 - 6:23:33 PM
The ACLU, ESAs and the Future of School Choice
Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I say trying to use them? Some groups, after all, are trying to thwart them. The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit to stop Nevada's ESAs from taking effect. "As the name implies," writes education expert Lindsey Burke, "parents can also save unused funds, rolling dollars over from year-to-year to pay for future education costs."
Sep 2, 2015 - 11:20:34 PM
Justin Trudeau touts red ink as road to prosperity, just as his father did in the 70's
In Kebek it is not unthinkable that a Kebekois paddling down river in a Canoe, hits a rock and makes a hole in his Canoe, will make a bigger hole at the other end of the Canoe to let the water run out. Now, there you have the typical logic of a Kebekois, whose very brain is not functioning properly. But, in Kebekois society he will be deemed a genie-ass.
Sep 2, 2015 - 11:17:34 PM
Patriots vs. Politicians 2015
Where are the heroes for today's young people to admire? Principled leaders who understood the roots of America's greatness now are replaced by blow-dried sound-byte kings whose professional campaign staffs understand only how to maneuver a special interest group or a voting block. Patriotism, nationalism - even American citizenship are taboo in today's school curriculum. Globalism, diversity, and political correctness trump real history, sound economics, and science. Communism is just another economic system. The Founding Fathers are simply old, dead slave-owning white guys. The UN's Declaration on Human Rights trumps the Declaration of Independence.
Sep 1, 2015 - 10:42:12 AM
Australian Government of the Media, by the Media, for the Media
In an article published today in Australia [Immigration Minister] Mr. Dutton accused Fairfax Media of trying to "bring the government down." He told Sky News: "The reality is that there is a bit of a jihad being conducted by Fairfax [Media] at the moment." Given how Political Correctness is being forced down our throats by the Media in general, and how the media constantly tries to portray Australia as a racist country by ignoring the foundational premise of the Westminster System of Justice, which is that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, I for one see Mainstream Media at best as prostitutes doing whatever it takes to make a quick buck and at worst as traitors willingly involved in the destruction of Democracy.
Sep 1, 2015 - 10:40:09 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Plum Lucky" by Janet Evanovich
Robert Parker and Evanovich are my favorite two writers, both fiction mystery, murder, and mayhem and both with humor tossed into the plot. The difference between the two is that Parker covers Boston, while Evanovich covers California and other warm places like Florida. In this one, there's crime, including kidnapping of Plum's grandmother, Grandma Mazur, as well as the horsey adventures. It's hard to imagine anyone with the courage to kidnap Stephanie's grandma! I can't loan you my copy, as its going back to Searsport's Carver Memorial Library soon.
Aug 30, 2015 - 5:03:12 AM
Oil and Water do not Mix
Oil and Water do not mix any more than Franco-Amerindians and British settlers Canada is in the sorry state it is today because the Franco-Amerindian cannot leave behind their Native American roots. If you really consider Canada's decline you will note that it commenced in the era of Pierre-Elliott Trudeau. You will quickly come to the conclusion that the decline began after Trudeau took power on April 17, 1968. That is when the decline of Canada really began in earnest, yet no one dared speak about it for fear that they would be punished by those in absolute power.
Aug 30, 2015 - 5:00:03 AM
Food Stamps: An Unappetizing Trend
Able-bodied adults receiving food stamps should be required to work, prepare for work or do job search. Look back at what happened in the 1990s. The great welfare reform of 1996 was put into law, reforming the largest cash welfare assistance program (Aid to Families with Dependent Children or AFDC, which is now Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Rather than allow the government to continue fostering dependency, we started insisting that non-disabled adults either work or be looking for work in exchange for benefits. And lo and behold, the numbers dropped.
Aug 30, 2015 - 4:57:24 AM
Ayatollahs consider the US their chief target
The nuclearized Ayatollahs. They conduct hate-America education system, bankroll global anti-US Islamic terrorism, terrorize all pro-US Arab regimes, co-develop nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities with anti-US North Korea, collaborate militarily with anti-US Venezuela, egregiously violate civil liberties and systematically abrogate agreements.... These articles are based on my 40 year experience - as a researcher, diplomat (Ambassador), lecturer, writer and consultant to members of the US Congress and Israel's Knesset - in the areas of Middle East politics, US-Israel relations and US policy in the Middle East:
Aug 30, 2015 - 4:55:07 AM
No one is helping Canada out of recession
At some point all the fun and games of the Wynne regime will come crashing down on the heads of the ignorant masses of Ontario's fun loving people. The masses have been lulled into a mode where all they can think of is contests, parties and so-called cultural affairs. Will they be happy when the time comes to pay off all the bills for their entertainment that Wynne arranged to get their votes?...One only has to watch every day Canadian TV movies to realize the rubbish that is being aired by talentless individuals who direct TV movies and the third-rate actors in them. If you remove SEX from the equation, there would be no movies at all.
Aug 30, 2015 - 4:53:24 AM
Down the Road
Down that (late) summer Road a Piece
Melanoma occurred a few years ago. All my time in Maine since my little-noted arrival in 1965, I've worn shorts in summer. I used to often also go without a shirt. In the canoe, in the garden, on the trail, on the mountaintops when they were warm enough. Why wear a shirt, you just have to launder it. Then in the early 1990s, I found out why I should wear a shirt in summer. I looked in the mirror and saw this horrible dark shape. Dolores looked too and declared it a horrible dark shape. About that time a hospital ran a free cancer-seeking clinic, so we attended. After telling me three times she didn't want to alarm me, so scaring me to death, the doctor announced that the horrible dark shape was melanoma, skin cancer.
Aug 30, 2015 - 4:50:24 AM
Ensuring a Free and Open Internet
"The U.S. government should reject out of hand any transition proposal that grants governments more influence over ICANN than they currently possess." To ensure that this doesn't happen, Congress needs to be involved. Some lawmakers realize this, which is why the House passed the DOTCOM Act (currently pending in the Senate), which would require the Obama administration to give Congress 30 legislative days to review any proposal it approves on this matter before it is implemented.
Aug 28, 2015 - 10:49:30 PM
The Fine Print in Climate Change Theology
I do hope you forgive me for the facetious way in which the forgoing material was presented, but I think it important that people learn to pay close attention to the wording of allegedly scientific proclamations. Now hang on a second. Did that guy just say that this is not a new phenomenon? Did he really just say that this has happened in the past? I think he did you know, and that is why he says things like 'ice sheets are waking up' and 'a new era of rapid ice loss.' There are two extremely important points listed in the article on rising sea levels. The first is that this is not an unprecedented event in the history of the world. It has happened before - long before all our industrial age man-made carbon gases. The second point is that far from the 'apocalyptic certainty' portrayed in the media, scientists are making observations, guessing, deducing and forecasting events which are totally not predictable.
Aug 27, 2015 - 10:34:01 PM
R.P. BenDedek Book Review: "Unseen Tears" by Beau Sides
This book is an easy and quick read with a simple storyline and is full of cultural information and anecdotes. It would not qualify as a 'dramatic tear jerker,' but this fictional story is certainly an excellent vehicle for the author's educational purpose. Some readers may be shocked by some of the things that they will learn from this story, and that is to be expected because westerners naturally view the entire world through their own cultural perspective -- or 'rose colored glasses.' At one point in this story, Anne, the private orphanage director says, "...most foreigners have to be here a long, long time before they can begin to understand." How true that is. And I guess that is why the author has chosen to write the book. Merely quoting facts, figures and statistical information is hardly likely to engage readers with the reality of life in China.
Aug 26, 2015 - 10:30:07 PM
Augusta nonprofit invites community to race for recovery
Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) will celebrate recovery from mental health and substance abuse concerns at the agency's family-friendly Second Annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run, held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta. All proceeds support C&C's Client Emergency Fund, which breaks down treatment barriers by helping clients access basic needs.
Aug 26, 2015 - 6:55:50 AM
New Executive Vice President at Thomas College
Thomas College is excited to announce the hiring of Bernard (Bernie) Ouellette as the new Executive Vice President at Thomas College. As Executive Vice President, Bernie will oversee the internal, non-academic operations of the College and will help refine and implement strategies to help move Thomas towards its vision for growth.
Aug 26, 2015 - 6:52:14 AM
The news media has taken on the role of a hooker
Just read a newspaper or watch the news and you will come to the conclusion that we never ever get the real news where the news media is concerned, because they like prostitutes have to earn a living and it really does not matter one whit how they do it. Day after day we are given the spin and not the news. Things have gotten a lot worse as the federal election draws near. You can get a call from any party because they want your vote to get in power. So it is not really you that counts but your vote.
Aug 26, 2015 - 6:50:08 AM
Milt Gross Book Review: "Dog on It" by Spencer Quinn
Does a writer become better as he writes through several books? Does he hone his skills for a better tale? I've wondered that and still do. But in Dog on It, Spencer Quinn did a better job on his first, this one, than in the one of his I had read earlier, the seventh one of his dog-and-mystery series. But in Dog on It, Quinn did a much better job of combining doggie humor with the actual story. In fact, some of the story featured Chet, the dog in question, with his being the only action and Bernie, the doggie master, not being present for those parts.
Aug 23, 2015 - 7:05:50 AM