Stand up for free speech! Stand up for Liberty!
Mr. Nawaz spoke for about six and a half minutes which means that he spoke about 1100 words, and I don't think I have ever seen that much power packed into such a limited number of words. The apparent purpose of his speech was to "Defend the Right to Blaspheme." Seems a bit strange, but from my perspective, it was all about free speech. AND SHOCKINGLY it was about (although the actual words were not used), how political correctness actually contributes to persecution of minority groups.
Mar 28, 2015 - 12:12:15 AM
Today's Children of the Street / Les Gamin (Street Urchins)
Many of these gamin, become sick and die, and yet their parents could not be bothered one whit. That is the worst shame of our society today, one that the ordinary people cannot handle. If you are going to bring children into the world, treat them as part of your very being, or do not have children at all. Your love nurtures them and they will blossom with it, and reach their zenith when you as the parent take a direct part in their lives. Remember that they are not chattel, but of your flesh and blood, and their need for your love and affection is paramount to their future growth.
Mar 28, 2015 - 12:05:14 AM
Manipulation of the news only in Canada you say!
Instead of accepting the apology from Mr. Keven Crull, he should be fined heavily, if not given his walking papers. That of course would be the correct thing to do when one considers all the circumstances involved. That would also set an example to those who dare to think that somehow their status as C.E.O. puts them above the law. Indeed there is lots of room in Fast Food outlets for people like Keven Crull, who have outlived their welcome in administrative positions.
Mar 27, 2015 - 4:45:50 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 9
In this Week's book basket we list the four book reviews published since book basket Number 8 as well as the links to two articles received from authors. The basket this week contains ten books, which are: "When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar" By Carver Clark Gayton; "Vulnerability" by Luxi Xu; "Vreni and the Secret at Hengist Point" by David Greason Walker; "Flying Hung-over" By Brian Oard; "A Time to Pay" by David Woods; "Dr Darwin's Waterloo Pigeon" by Henry Quinn; "Buying & Owning Property in Central Florida" By Garrett Kenny; "Nothing but the Truth" by Allison True; "Squatters" by Miss D and "The Seventh Holy Man" by William Brazzel
Mar 26, 2015 - 5:42:01 AM
The Canadian way, may not be the democratic way at all
What was Washington, DC before it was built? Nothing but a piece of swampland that was geographically part of the State of Maryland. Unable to find use for it, the State of Maryland offered it to the Federal Government of the United States as a place to build their Capital. But the task was full of drawbacks. Major Pierre L'Enfant the French Army engineer who was called to survey and plan the Capital, immediately said that thy would have to haul in huge amounts of earth to fill in the swamp and that it would require some time to settle before any construction could begin. And so U.S. President George Washington and Major Pierre L'Enfant French Army Engineer began the survey and plotted how the Capital was to be designed and built.
Mar 23, 2015 - 6:29:27 AM
CANADA'S SUPREME COURT sides with Kebek Catholic Schools on Religious Freedom
This case should never have reached the Supreme Court of Canada because it was in breach of a document that was already part of the Canadian Constitution. The Kebek government is well known for tilting at Windmills, but that has only one effect, it is costing the taxpayer money for no reason at all, and at the same time wasting the precious time of our law makers.
Mar 20, 2015 - 10:50:05 PM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 8
In this week's Book Basket we list links to the four (4) book reviews published this past week at Magic City, as well as links to the two author articles that were provided us. The list of books in this week's basket includes: "The Wishgranter's Babies" by Kiru Allwell-Brown; "Another Boring Day in Paradise" by Malcolm Roscow; "Chancy Business" by Ian Hunter; "The Perfect Raisin and Pretzel Cousins Club" by Catherine Tobin; "Murder in Marrakech" by Shefali Wardell; "101 Naked Confessions of a Gay Hairdresser" by Terry Wilson and Kat Smith; "The Monster Under My Web" by Charlene Gresham; "Operation Aspic" by Anthony Lomas; "The Hall" by Leonard "Lost Lenny" Nicholas and "The Sweet Mystery of Humankind and Climate Change" by Ed Moore
Mar 20, 2015 - 7:05:37 AM
Why we must return to basic democracy, and only citizens should vote in elections
It is ergo time that whomever becomes the next prime minister of Canada, will return to its people all those rights that we inherited from the Magna Carta and the real Canadian Constitution of Canada, the British North America Act of July 1, 1867, not one that was created and amended by men of the very same caliber as Pierre Trudeau, who thought that he could rule by decree as a potentate, rather than the consent of the people of Canada.
Mar 18, 2015 - 10:29:05 PM
Today a fresh wind is blowing over the French nation and auguring a change in its thinking
The Korean-born French Culture Minister Mme Fleur Pellerin, has opened a new door on language in France, one that with refresh the French language by for the first time permitting the use of foreign words and signage, that was not permitted in France by elitists from the Immortals at the Academie Française, whose linguistic policies hearken back to the days when wooden sailed the ocean blue, and was completely out of touch with the reality of the space age.
Mar 13, 2015 - 10:50:42 PM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 7
We have the links to four book reviews and two author articles listed in this week's book basket. We have publicity material for a total of ten books listed, and these include: "Harry One Sigh" by Gar Mallinson; "A Fox in the Family" by Jane King; "Upson Downes" by Dottie Maley; "Friends: How many have you got? How many do we need and how do we find them?" by Liz Davies; "Rajni" By Gurutej Singh Khalsa; "A Pissed off Saint" by Suma Nour; "Rapture of the Church: Bound for Heaven, BUT . ." By Michael E. Pfeil; "Conversations With My Soul: Stories and reflections on life, death and love after loss" by Ellen Fitzkee; "The Soul Comes First" by Dr. Brian Balke and "Discovering God's Power in Life's Trials: Walking with the Prophets" by Rev John Tweedie
Mar 12, 2015 - 7:48:18 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No.6
In addition to listing publicity material for ten books, this week's book basket includes the details of one book review and provides the links to three articles provided by three different authors. The books listed this week include: "The Seven Churches of Asia Minor" by Dr. Orville R. Beckford; "Freedom, Vulnerability, and Love" By Kathy Bazinet; "The Red Rose of Romance and War" By John A. Yates; "Life Concepts" by Vishwas Doneria; "The Curious Prophecy of Birds" by Amanda Darcy; "Pathways to Fight or Flight" By Rosa Mae Carrier; "Bitter Waters" by Brian Hurd; "Meet Twinkle Toes!" by Faye M. Parsons; "Agape" By: M. R. Pickard and "Overcoming Loss and Embracing Hope" by Kathy Trant
Mar 5, 2015 - 8:06:40 AM
My chance encounter in a bank opens the door into my life of yesteryear
When I heard that Sun News Network was closing down, I felt that I knew the reasons for that happening. In radio as in TV, a host has to be able to sell himself to the listeners. If he does not, then he can say goodbye to Radio and TV. While many people assume that they are stars, in fact they lack the personality required to draw in listeners. That, I can tell you from my own experience on radio, was the real problem with the network.
Mar 5, 2015 - 7:57:40 AM
Marianne and Britannia finally end their centuries old language rivalry
The recent action taken by French President François Hollande, that from now on a French President must be fluent in English, has once and for all ended the rivalry of centuries past between France and Great Britain. But this was an overdue issue as English had over time become the Lingua Franca of the world and now more so because both Great Britain and France are members of the European Union and as trading partners could no longer be rivals.
Mar 3, 2015 - 8:10:30 AM
Canadian politicians not afraid to boast about their ILLEGAL ACTIONS?
If Michael Sona a former Conservative worker was charged for making robocalls deliberately guiding voters away from their voting booths in the 2011 federal election, then Scott Reid should be charged. There are so many rackets by political parties that even make professional criminals from the mob look like rank amateurs. The worst racket it seems, is that all government offices are run by political appointees who are put there to stop anyone from finding out all the scandals being perpetrated by party higher ups, and sycophants keep their jobs.
Feb 28, 2015 - 10:06:50 PM
Somebody please shoot the Australian Media
I have to wonder if it is deliberately false newspaper allegations that lead to political turmoil or if it is just party turmoil that leads to media speculation and subsequently a fanning of the flames. Who would know that there was a problem in the party if the media did not fan the flames. Is it true that 'we have a right to know?' or is that just media speak for making money at the risk of destabilizing the country. One must ask: "Who is pulling the strings and what do they have to gain?" Why is there a constant threat to the stability of the "Office of Prime Minister?" Constantly targeting Prime Ministers would be a cost effective way of destabilizing a country - Yes?
Feb 27, 2015 - 5:40:50 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 5
In this week's book basket we have listed links to one book review and two author articles as well as 11 book releases of various types. These are: "The Belly Bug Bully" by Sabrina Panfilo; "Road to Freedom" by Alfred Lenarciak; "Golden State" by Sichan Siv; "Pursuit" by Harry Taylor; "No Longer on Pedestals" By Carol A. Kuhnert; "Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment--Background Notes" by James Thompson; "Rhaia's Children" by J S Leitch; "Precipice" by TC Joseph; "The Bible and Science: Unity Not Opposition" by Eddie D. Leach, Ph.D.; "Orbit: Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond" by Matthew J. Elliot and "Undue Rewards" by Dudley Davidson-Jarrett
Feb 25, 2015 - 3:45:23 AM
How some people return to an old played out pattern without ever realizing it
When the war ended on May 8, 1945, millions of people had been exterminated in the death camps of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland, but the minorities that had been paying off the Nazis, were spared and alive. Today, when I get attacked by people just like the French Vichy living in Montreal and other parts of Kebek, I know that I am fighting the very same battle as the French Maquis did in France against its Nazi German occupiers.
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:58:15 PM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No 4
There are 11 titles in this weeks book basket and they are: "U Murder U (Suicide)" by Gladys Lawson; "A Humble Hero" By Dr. Jianxin Huang; "Flying in the Face of Gravity: How to Break Free From a Negative Atmosphere and Live a Life of Abundance" by Tom Epperson ; "Silver Bunny and the Secret Fort Chop" by Eileen Wacker; "Shield of God" By Nikki DeLaCruz; "The One That Got Away" by Brigitte Knowles; "Future of the Middle East -- United Pan-Arab States: Divided by Imperialism, United by Destiny" By Sam A. Cohen; "The Messiahs of Princep Street" by Moshe Elias; "Gerry Mouse" by Charlotte Cooper; "Forget Me Not Garden" By Anna Fischer and "Phenomenal Women" by Joyce Louison
Feb 15, 2015 - 1:25:05 AM
Why we should support ISIL
I was checking the local online news today (local as in Australian because I am Australian - not local as in Chinese because I live in China) and came across an article which had some rather surprising information contained within.... If you are a reasonable individual, you probably consider that the issues mentioned above are in fact 'reasonable,' which is why I now quote from a new ISIL directive; the same ISIL that does not tolerate Christianity, even to the extent of murdering Christians it comes across.
Feb 14, 2015 - 12:10:14 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No 3
"Aryan Papers" by George Dynin; "Twisted Forms of Love" By Sarah Salem; "Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief" by Anita Dennis; "Deceit" by Mary Tibble; "The Mindfulness Response: Inner Happiness Every Day" By Deborah C. Moore; "Living With Arabs: Nine Years with the Petra Bedouin" by Joan Ward; "A Visitation from Jesus" by Rev. R.E. Tucker; "Evolution: The Long Journey Home" by Jeri Travis; "God's Trinity Demystified: The Veil Covering It Is Finally Removed" by Adedeji David Adeoye and "Giving Up Is Not an Option" by Hazen Meek and Linda Pierson Meek
Feb 6, 2015 - 12:16:50 AM
Join the Canadian Knitting Circle or Club of Abject Failures
Over the last few years, there have been pseudo leaders of various groups who all wanted to be leaders, but none has had the experience, expertise or the ability to do so. They have laid claims to things that they haven't any idea about. They say that they are fighting for equal rights and a host of other things, but have no idea about what their real goals are. They keep bringing up ideas of glasnost (co-existence) and many other ideas of how to obtain equality, but none have any idea on how they are going to achieve it.
Feb 5, 2015 - 7:53:32 AM
Going from the ridiculous to the sublime in one swoop
The recent article in a magazine which named Toronto, Ontario, the No. 1 city in the world to live in, and then turned in mid stride by doing an about face and naming Montreal, Kebek, the No. 2 city in the world to live in. At the best of times comparisons are odious, but in this case it was a sacrilege.
Feb 2, 2015 - 2:13:10 AM
Our Politicians, like Nero, fiddle while Rome burns
I watch this in consternation, and say to myself thank God I am not one of these dreamers, who are headed for oblivion in a very great hurry. I depend solely on my own God-given talents which I use to the best of my ability. Everyone in Canada wants to become a Hockey Star, a vocalist, an athlete, a journalist, a politician, a Movie Star or TV Star, but most of them have no talent. Out of the present mess, they have not got a hope in hell of achieving anything, because they lack the very basic talents to make something of themselves.
Jan 28, 2015 - 10:14:36 PM
An Open Letter to His Honor Ian Bowman, the Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba
I thus feel that Winnipeg Mayor Ian Bowman, should not be apologizing at all, since his very city is not match for Montreal when it comes to Open Racism as Montreal, Kebek has. Having lived through Kebekois RACISM, I do know the difference between Winnipeg and Montreal. So, I am speaking from experience, and not as a third party.
Jan 28, 2015 - 9:55:38 PM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 2
In the Magic City Book Basket this week we have listed the links for the three (3) author articles we have published since the last book basket and of course publicity material for various books that have been published in the last year. This week there are ten of them. They are: "Bad Boy from Jamaica: The Garnett Myrie Story" By Basil Waine Kong; "Amish Scrambled Eggs With Humor" By Joseph 'Chool' Crawshaw; "God's Mighty Warriors in the Last Days" By Dr. Donald Bell; "The House of Gathering" by Erica Sarzin-Borrillo; "Breath of Dragons: Vanished" By Tina M. Randolph; "Love Letter: For a Japanese War Bride" by Stephen E. Price; "The Donation of Constantine" by Simon LeVay; "The Battle of Top Hat Wood: Book One" by Taylor Samuel Lyen; "Believe and Achieve" By Joel Hopkins and "Echoes from the Past" by Peter Rimmer
Jan 25, 2015 - 5:00:02 AM
Ordinance de Villiers-Cotterets
In point of fact this document in a sense was the forerunner of Kebek's Bill 101, which was passed by the Kebek Legislature on August 26, 1977, by the Pequiste Government of Rene Levesque.
Jan 22, 2015 - 9:02:09 AM
Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 1.
This is our first edition of the Book Basket for 2015 and it contains publicity material and book cover photographs for Ten (10) book releases. This is an eclectic mix of genres. "Who's Behind the Mask?" By Allen McCray; "Orphan Spirit" By Maria Star; "The Dark Tunnel" By Patrick Henderson; "Thursday's Child: The Mike Kendrick Story" by Mike Kendrick; "A Foggy Sunrise" By David Kimel; "A Dark Spree" by Nest Madden; "Light of the Damned" by F. John Hurr; "Even the Land Cries!" by Lainey May; "Legacy of Alahdorn" by D.B. Kaine and "The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ - In a single narrative" by Norman Russell
Jan 18, 2015 - 12:23:25 AM
Magic City Book Reviews July1st - Dec 31st 2014
From July 1st to December 31st there were 69 book reviews published at Magic City. I will cease to be Editor of this Site as from December 31st 2014, and at this stage I have no idea what plans are in the pipeline in relation to book reviews and the Book Baskets which I introduced. Whatever happens, I offer my thanks to all the Reviewers, Authors and Publicists who have been involved in this undertaking this year.
Dec 31, 2014 - 7:15:07 PM
The Shamrak Report 2014 ends but the not the problems
Trans-Jordan was part of the Palestinian mandate, which was allocated for creation of a Jewish state by the League of Nations in 1922, in accordance with the Balfour Declaration. Therefore, its separation from Palestinian mandated land was an illegal act. Unfortunately, the dominant imperial powers, Britain and France, controlled the League of Nations which they used to rubber stamp their shady deals at the time. As a result of the deal, in 1922, in order to secure Britain 's financial interests in the Suez Canal, Sinai was given to Egypt by the British with the permission of King Hussein of Hejaz and Nejd, now Saudi Arabia. Jews were not asked! In return, Britain transferred control of the land east of the river Jordan to Hussein's son, Abdullah. Control of the Golan Heights was transferred to the French-run Syrian Mandate and in exchange the United Kingdom got control of the newly discovered oil fields in Kirkuk.
Dec 31, 2014 - 7:12:24 PM
Author Contributions At Magic City July to December 2014
Last year (Nov '13 to June '14) we received 124 contributions from book authors. Since July of this year we have received another 69. By July 1st this year we had featured over 400 new book releases and since that date we have added another 400 more thanks to additional books baskets like the Christian Book Basket and the Children's Book Basket. I have been very honored to have been involved with the publicists and authors involved and I hope that our readership has enjoyed the bonus reading, and I hope that this work will continue after I cease to be the Editor on December 31st.
Dec 31, 2014 - 7:05:40 PM
2015 What Changes will it bring?
Dec 31, 2014 - 12:03:19 AM
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Money makes the world go around
In addition to our usual publicity material for new book releases, in this weeks book basket we also have listed the links to the four (4) book reviews published this week at Magic City Morning Star. The 15 new releases for which publicity material and photographs are provided include: "The Mysterious Castle" by John Edward Savage; "Never Saying Goodbye" by Mary Jean Teachman; "Engage the Fox" by Jen Lawrence & Larry Chester; "Institutionalised" by Kevine Walcott; "I, Horatio" By Donald A. Tortorice; "Wild Game" by Blayne Davis; "Adventures of The Great Marlo and The Blue Pearl" by David G Lindsay; "Life of a Salesman" by Rupert Harry Miller; "Second Chance" by Robert T. Kiyosaki; "The Payoff Principle" By Alan Zimmerman; "Coffin for Two" by Peter Wategay; "Chester the Cedar Christmas Tree" by Pat Keith; "Fly Away Free" by Anne Turner Coppola; "The Dao of Doug" By Douglas Meriwether and "GPS for America" by Abel Gashe
Dec 28, 2014 - 1:32:45 AM
The Shamrak Report - Double Standards
"Egypt's crackdown in Sinai once again exposes the double standards of the international community toward the war on terrorism. While it is fine for Egypt to demolish hundreds of houses and forcibly transfer thousands of people in the name of the war on terrorism, Israel is not allowed to fire back at those who launch rockets and missiles at its civilians." - Khaled Abu Toameh
Dec 24, 2014 - 7:55:35 AM
A Blessed PC Holiday Tree. Merry ------mas!
Dec 24, 2014 - 12:03:07 AM
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Questioning Life and Choices
We have the link to one author article published at Magic City this week as well as the links to two books reviewed by Martha Stevens-David. Additionally we have the publicity material for 15 books. Those books are: Ashnar" By Henri Sfeir; "The Shimmering" by Robin Witney; "Apportionment of Blame" by Keith Redfern; "Geepeus" By Nasha Poulin; "The Indrawn Heart: An Estonian Journey" by Max Boyle; "Milo - Autistic Warrior" By Elizabeth Haddon, Ed.D.; "A Chronicle of Intimacies" and "Who Wants to be British?" by J.S. Raynor; "Escorted Away" by Harry Josephson; "Dancing in the Red Snow" By Elizabeth Cain; "2077: Knights of Peace" By J.L. Sears; "Chasing Cheaters" by Michael Swift; "Getting More For Less: The Gravity of America's Choices" by George LaRoque III; "Determined to Live" By Lynette Ruffin Goode; "Still Waters" by Linda Kavanagh and "Choices of Power" By John H. Dial
Dec 21, 2014 - 3:17:27 AM
The Shamrak Report: Your Taxes Pay for Murder
Terrorist Prisoners Make More than PA Police....We are tired of hearing anything from anyone associated with the UN. The UN is a parasitic and criminal enterprise dominated by our mortal enemies. You can't recognize a state that has no borders, no single government, and no economy.
Dec 19, 2014 - 8:42:33 AM
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
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
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
Divine Miracles, Deliverance and Restoration: Channukah December 17th 2014
Dec 14, 2014 - 12:03:05 AM