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Divine Miracles, Deliverance and Restoration: Channukah December 17th 2014

Dec 14, 2014 - 12:03:05 AM

Book Reviews
Martha Stevens-David Review: "Redemption" by Ian Prattis
I found this book, "Redemption," to be well-thought out as only a story that the writer has experienced himself can be. As I read the horrific and heart breaking things the main character, Callum Mor, had to endure in his search for life of his own, I was reminded of an old saying that my own parents and grandparents always told us when we were young and unwanted hardships were forced upon us: "Remember, that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger!" And so it was with this book's main character.
Dec 17, 2014 - 6:05:24 AM

Guest Column
Hanukkah is a Zionist Celebration!
The modern State of Israel came into being as a modern miracle. With inferior weaponry, little infrastructure, and a much smaller population, the day after declaring independence, the new country was forced to go to war against invading armies from the neighboring Arab states. The miracles that come to mind when one thinks of Israel's history are numerous - the surprising victory of the War of Independence, the stunning victory of the Six Day War, as well as the Yom Kippur war. The task of liberation of Jewish land from enemy occupation is not completed!
Dec 17, 2014 - 6:03:05 AM

Features
Using The Brain's Right And Left Sides When Writing A Book
I use the left side of my brain to ensure the story is developed in a decisive manner. The right side is used to make the story come alive. Coordinating the two sides allows me not to stumble, as the people I mentioned above did. Using my creative right side helps move the story along with excitement and intrigue. But I should emphasize that I never leave the foundation of the storyline, because that's the overall framework of the story and how it unfolds, and I never want to lose focus of that objective or I might fall into the same predicament of writers who can never finish a book.
Dec 17, 2014 - 6:00:19 AM

Features
Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2014 Based on Jewish Sages
The Hebrew word Chanukah consists of two words, Chanu - which means "they rested/stationed" in Hebrew - and Kah -- which means 25 in Hebrew - referring to the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, when the Maccabees re-consecrated the Temple.
Dec 17, 2014 - 5:57:11 AM

Book Reviews
Martha Stevens-David Review: "The Blueberry Patch" by Laura Lee Royale
Unless one had experienced this type of illness in one's own family, one cannot understand what a difficult journey the patient and family goes through upon being diagnosed. "The Blueberry Patch" helps the reader to understand how the different "medical" establishments view patients with mental problems/diagnoses and how the patient is treated.
Dec 17, 2014 - 5:55:31 AM

Today in History
December 17 - Today in History
Today is December 17.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 17, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Scheme of Things
All I Want for Christmas
"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth; my two tooth front teeth; my two front teeth."  Remember that song? Those words keep popping into my head as Christmas approaches. Released a few years before I was born, the words are a reminder of Christmases past. It's a song that made its way into our house each year around the holidays. I can picture my father at the organ and my mother singing lyrics to his jazzed up, big band, version of that song.
Dec 16, 2014 - 5:48:55 PM

Today in History
December 16 - Today in History
Today is December 16.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 16, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
December 15 - Today in History
Today is December 15.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 15, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Old Embers
The Works of Philo
The Hebrew Scriptures were known only to the Jews until the king of Egypt, Ptolemy Philadelphus, arranged for their translation into Greek, the common language of Egypt, Syria, and Judea of that day. The Jewish historian Josephus, a contemporary of Philo, gives an account of how these books of the Old Testament came to be translated. King Ptolemy offered in exchange for their translation one hundred talents in gold, twenty flasks wrought of gold, thirty flasks of silver, five large basins of gold, and a table for the show-bread, which was made of solid gold, and which was three feet long, one and a half feet wide, and two feet high. This amounted to about U.S. $2 million, an offer that Eleazar, the High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, graciously accepted.
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:25:20 AM

Ed Feulner
Why Gasoline Prices Are Down -- And How to Keep It That Way
Since 2008, we've increased our domestic supply of oil by 50 percent. Thanks to technological breakthroughs such as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and horizontal drilling, we're able to find and extract far more oil than we possibly could have years ago. Oil production in states such as North Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma has doubled in the last six years. The U.S. is now the world's number-one producer of oil and natural gas. Signs that read "No to fracking" might as well read, "Yes to higher prices." And "no" to the more than 100,000 jobs created in the oil and gas extraction industry over the last few years.
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:23:03 AM

Down the Road
Self survey
I hope the picture of the lawn that you are giving us with the retirement house you're offering us shows a much smaller lawn than ours. I haven't yet seen that picture you sent, but I'm sure the lawn is much too big. I don't mind if the rest of the yard is cluttered with trees and brush, but that lawn needs to be small.
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:20:01 AM

International
Facing 'Palestine' with Truth an Uncommon Perspective
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated before the U.N. General Assembly last September, "The people of Israel are not the occupiers in the land of Israel." The Mandate for Palestine (1922) merely reaffirmed the longstanding Jewish legal right to settle anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an authorization further codified and protected at Article 80 of the U.N. Charter.... Within a few hours of any formal Palestinian "declaration of independence," Arab citizens of Israel - now, over 1.8 million - would begin to transform initially benign celebrations into malignantly full-scale riots... Then, irony of ironies, although these almost two million Arabs had themselves been full citizens of a Jewish State, Palestine would statutorily be Judenrein, or "free of Jews."
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:17:02 AM

International
The Shamrak Report Egypt and Israel agree about Gaza
Egypt kept the Rafah crossing closed to those looking to exit Gaza since October 25. Egypt has opened the crossing just once in one direction for two days, allowing residents of Gaza to return home. More than 10,000 medical patients with dire health conditions are currently living in the Gaza Strip, unable to seek adequate care due to the continuous closure of the Rafah crossing. Nigeria suffered one of its bloodiest terrorist attacks a week ago when three bombs exploded outside the Central Mosque in the northern city of Kano , killing at least 120 people. The assault was timed to coincide with Friday prayers and the blasts injured another 260 worshippers. As the blasts tore through the crowd, gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons. (If it does not involve Israelis killing Muslims the hypocrites in the west don't care about Muslim deaths)
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:15:09 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? The Vicissitudes of Life
There were no articles published last week by anyone including book authors so there are no links in this week's Book Basket but there are links to the two book reviews published. As usual we list the publicity material for 15 book releases which this week are: "Lucy's Rainbow: A Journey of Hope" by Judy Hopkins; "My Rocky Road and Beyond" by Mary Muriel Hall; "The Legend of Joe Golfer" by Chris Kalwa; "Inner Peace Simplified" By Cynthia Sholtis; "Wounds Caused by Gossip" By O.C. Isom; "PurposeFULLwork" By Debby Throckmorton; "Ignite CALM: Achieving Bliss in Your Work" by Deb Snyder; "The Scent of Eternity" by Alan McKean; "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks; "For the Record" by Eric Focht; "Laura and Me" by Sylvia Peterson; "Life in Babylon: A Memoir of Joy and Anguish" By Theresa M. Santmann; "Curse of the King" by Omari Pye; "The Soho Don" by Michael Connor and "You Are a Powerful Creator, My Little One" by  Monica Iglesias
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:13:41 AM

Today in History
December 14 - Today in History
Today is December 14.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
December 13 - Today in History
Today is December 13.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 13, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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December 12 - Today in History
Today is December 12.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 12, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
December 11 - Today in History
Today is December 11.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 11, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
December 10 - Today in History
Today is December 10.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 10, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
December 9 - Today in History
Today is December 9.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 9, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
December 8 - Today in History
Today is December 8.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 8, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Down the Road
Snow/ice hiking and falling
One other time I fell "but good" was when I had been walking in the Birdsacre woods in Ellsworth. The ground was snow covered, and I stopped to rest a bit while leaning on a branch of a sapling. Suddenly, and I don't recommend this for practice at home, I was sitting down. The bottom part of my anatomy hurt, and my arm that was still clinging to the sapling hurt.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:46:18 AM

Features
Science and Theology - A Common Understanding
If we are to predict whether or not Robert Jastrow's 'bad dream' will actually unfold, we need to understand how far 'up the mountain of ignorance' science has progressed to date. We do this by first looking at the present paradigm which is responsible for the world we have created for ourselves. A paradigm is a common or collective belief based on a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality for the society that shares them. While each society may have their own particular paradigm, the belief that selfishness is a fait accompli underpins the paradigm of most societies.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:45:32 AM

Book Reviews
Martha Stevens-David Review: "Send Me some Love In The Mailbox" by Cherie Turlington
I found the book to be beautifully illustrated and the content takes one back to another place and time. A time when if one had a "mailbox" and lived in a rural place, then the mailbox was the place that one would run to everyday to check the mail and the mailman's schedule was closely watched and committed to memory. Sadly, with all of the additions that this "modern" world has produced such as the cell phones and computers, just to name a few, we have lost touch with ourselves and our ability to touch others.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:40:16 AM

Guest Column
US-Israel strategic partnership inspired by Col. Meinertzhagen
Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, the Chief Political/Intelligence Officer of the British Mandate in Palestine, inspired the late Senator Daniel Inouye, who laid the foundation for the landmark US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, which was overwhelmingly supported by Congress. The Act reflects Israel's increasing and unique strategic contribution to vital US defense and commercial interests, and the mutually beneficial, two-way-street nature of the US-Israel relationship.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:35:36 AM

Jim Kouri
Mexican criminal aliens stealing Puerto Rican identities ignored by media
"This is a case no one wants reported, at least no one who is part of the liberal-left orthodoxy. The fact that American citizens who are legally born Americans are being victimized by having their identities stolen doesn't seem to bother President Barack Obama and the rest of his administration. It certainly doesn't concern the news media who appear to have become the Democratic Party's public relations firm," said an angry Puerto Rican cop-turned-attorney, Maria Garcia-DeJesus.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:30:04 AM

Tom DeWeese
Gruber's arrogance is just the tip of the Iceberg Same lying tactics being used across the nation
Recently Americans were shocked by the surfacing of video clearly revealing the blatant arrogance of White House Medical Consultant Jonathon Gruber as he described how Obamacare proponents were able to lie to the American people to get the law passed. "Lack of transparency," he smugly stated, "is a huge political advantage." Gruber went on to pound his chest over the "very clever basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter. "Stupid," was his favorite word.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:25:39 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: One Law for the US - Another for Israel
The US's drone strike campaign in the Middle East has killed an unprecedented number of civilians. Terrorists only comprise 3.5% of the people who have died from "targeted killings".
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:20:39 AM

Christianity
USCCB Chairmen Respond to New Department of Labor Regulations
WASHINGTON--On December 3, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule to implement President Obama's July 21 Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from what the Administration deems "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" discrimination. In response, four chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:15:15 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Searching for the Answers
In this week's Book Basket we have the links to four (4) book reviews published this week at Magic City as well as links to four (4) articles published at Magic City by various book authors. As is our custom, we also have the publicity details for 15 book releases, which include: "Traitor's Rise" by Norm Thomas; "Caught Between Two Worlds" by Judith L. Cameron; "Inflagrante and Delicta: The Common Period" by Andrew Holt McMinn; "Broken Pieces: Nothing is Wasted" By Ross Alan Hill; "Parodies Lost" by Glynn Leaney; "Mission, Vision And Bulls#it" by Y.G. Nash; "The 7 Principles of Faith-Based Parenting" By La Shawn B. Wells; "The Girl Who Saved Christmas" by William Thomas Thach; "Santa's Secret" By Sunny Hoover; "It's My Choice" By SM Chung; "Visions of God" By Harold Fryday; "The Gadoomfs" By Fiona Burdett; "The Misadventures of Wunderwear Woman" By Denis Hayes; "75 Things I Wish My Parents Had Taught Me" by Patrick Reynolds and "Boundless: A wayward entrepreneur's search for peace Paperback" by Greg Hopkinson
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:10:32 AM

Book Reviews
Milt Gross Book Review: "Moo" by Jane Smiley
The back of Smiley's 1995 paperback describes as "born in Los Angeles, grew up in St.Louis, and studied at Vassar and the University of Iowa, where she received her Ph. D." And Moo was "selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club," according to the same page.
Dec 7, 2014 - 5:05:02 AM

Down the Road
The Beautiful Scenery of My Retirement
For your dreaming times, the Craignair Inn we occasionally visit down along the ocean. Milt Gross Photo

Dec 7, 2014 - 5:03:13 AM

Today in History
December 7 - Today in History
Today is December 7.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 7, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
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Dec 6, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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Today is December 5.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 5, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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Today is December 4. Here's what happened on this date in history.
Dec 4, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Book Reviews
Laure McCourt Lopez Review: "Read Matthew to Live Your Life, Read John to Save Your Soul" By Douglas Kindred
There are many handbooks, DIY manuals and self-help journals that adorn the vast cyber bookshelves of the literary nook of the internet as well as its more old school component, The Book Store, yet this offering by author Douglas Kindred is a welcome breath of fresh air to a reader who is seeking a hands on approach for application to the spiritual journey. Don't let the mere 124 pages fool you; there is ample amount of wisdom in this book whose title touts a DIY approach: "Read Matthew to Live Your Life, Read John to Save Your Soul." This sage advice, relayed by the author's mother, acted as a healing balm particularly during a turbulent season of life that brought Kindred to his emotional spiritual knees.
Dec 3, 2014 - 7:58:05 AM

Features
Are You Spiritually Gifted? By David Bertolacci
For example, many of us are socially conditioned to be polarized, or to choose one side versus the other. Although, a different approach would be to view the sides as opposite ends of a pole, like north and south poles of a magnet. They each describe the whole. This helps to balance the viewpoint. If you were walking a tightrope, you would want to be balanced, right? A common duality misconception I observe is science versus religion. Both have attempted to explain the origins of the universe, the solar system, and life. Both use analogies to communicate complex processes. The real misconception is the belief that one must pick a side. Instead, find a balanced position you are comfortable with. And this may just be the tipping point we need to end the negative programming in our minds and create a more loving positive system of beliefs. By healing ourselves, we create the space to heal those around us. This is a gift!
Dec 3, 2014 - 7:55:04 AM

Book Reviews
Martha Stevens-David Review: "Lord Forgive Me... but I was a (Business) Bullsh*t Consultant" by Anthony Bunko
Lord Forgive Me... but I was a (Business) Bullshit Consultant" by Anthony Bunko (who has written many bestselling books for grown-up people with heads like damaged fruit) is described in the publicity material as "quite frankly a side-splitting blooming good laugh and one of the most entertaining reads of the year" and I think it perhaps lives up to this description.This book may not be everyone's cup of tea but held my interest and it was very informative about how the "real" business world really works.
Dec 3, 2014 - 7:53:21 AM

Ed Feulner
A Nation of Problem-Solvers No More?
Problem solving makes us stronger, smarter and more confident. Without the ability and the responsibility to solve the problems we encounter on a regular basis, neither success nor happiness is possible. Historically Americans have risen to every challenge and have seen opportunities in every problem we have encountered. But the ambition of the modern welfare state is to eliminate problems entirely and provide a government guarantee of security for all.
Dec 3, 2014 - 7:50:12 AM

News
Muslims Must Leave the West or Kill the Westerners
The jihadis featured in the video implore Muslims to make "Hijra" and emigrate to lands controlled by the Islamic State. But if Muslims do not emigrate, Abu Maryam (holding a machine gun and a machete) reminds them, "Indeed you have been ordered to fight the Kafir [unbeliever/non-Muslim] wherever you find him" and encourages Muslims in the West to attack civilians in their home countries. The article which was received in the regular ACT for America Newsletter had a different title which was reproduced at the top of the article. To read the full report and see the videos go to the original article at FrontPage Magazine
Dec 3, 2014 - 7:47:14 AM

Today in History
December 3 - Today in History
Today is December 3. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Dec 3, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Kenneth Tellis
Pierre Karl Peladeau wants to build his nation on land that belongs to Native Americans
Some people have the gall to dream of seizing land that rightly belongs to someone else and build their nation. Now that the mask has fallen off, we can see the real Pierre Karl Peladeau for what he really is, a closet racist and an entrepreneur with not one ounce of honesty to his name. But that is exactly where his impending nightmare is about to begin.
Dec 2, 2014 - 9:18:20 PM

National
Life-Altering Technology to Paralyzed Patients
BioAccel, the nation's premier non-profit medical technology incubator, has teamed with MakerStaker.com to provide patients who have paralyzing spinal cord injuries with technology that has helped nearly 20 study participants begin to regain their independence.
Dec 2, 2014 - 9:13:10 PM

Education
"Cheetah Learning" offering scholarships to Single Parents
"Single moms master techniques in the Cheetah Certified Project Management course to get better results faster with less effort," LaBrosse said. "Granted, while getting better results faster and with less effort is something worthwhile for most people to do, for single mothers it's a survival imperative - she juggles all the demands of caring for her family by herself."
Dec 2, 2014 - 9:08:50 PM

Book Reviews
Martha Stevens-David Review: "Wishes and Dreams" by I.H. McDonald Jr.
I think that any child would be mesmerized by the words and drawings in this book. And to read his poem from which the book's title was taken, "Wishes and Dreams" only makes this memorial book even more precious. I shall treasure it always.
Dec 2, 2014 - 8:53:21 PM

State
Michaud & Pingree Announce Two USDA Farm to School Grants for Maine
RSU 18 in Oakland and Healthy Acadia in Bar Harbor will use funding to expand access to local foods for students. RSU 18 in Oakland will receive $44,213 and Healthy Acadia in Bar Harbor will receive $100,000.
Dec 2, 2014 - 8:50:31 PM

Today in History
December 2 - Today in History
Today is December 2. Here's what happened on this date in history.
Dec 2, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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