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International

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R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket this Week? Progressing through life
This week in the book basket we list the four (4) book reviews written by various people here at Magic City, and five (5) articles sent to us for publication that were written by different book authors. Additionally we have listed 15 new book releases which are: "A Field of Innocence: Nam, 1968: A Hell of a Way to Come of Age" by Jack Estes; "Progeny" by Anita Bihovsky; "The Ekahi Method" by Dr. Brett Wade; "Rage: The Legend of 'Baseball Bill' Denehy" by Bill Denehy; "The One" by Belle Ami; "Home Sweet Anywhere" by Lynne Martin; "Benson's House" By John Milner; "Lessons From China: A Westerner's Cultural Education" By Beau Sides; "The S" By: Ralph W. Will, Jr.; "Spiritual Wisdom: An Evolutionary Insight" By Ramesh Malhotra; "The Shadow of Her Smile" By Ajit Hutheesing; "Itsy Bitsy Spider" by Dale L. Pitts; "White Coat and Sneakers" by Dr. Hillary Chollet; "Glenn's Games" By Glenn Seymour and "A Meaning for Danny" by Brigid Marlin
Apr 20, 2014 - 12:15:11 AM

International
The Shamrak Report Supporting Terrorists - Libelling Jews
Jewish people, community leaders and the political hierarchy of Israel must remember that nobody respects those who have no self-respect! Enemies of the Jewish people have given us many derogatory and demonizing names in order to rob us of our true spiritual names: "Israel" - "Triumphant with God" , and "Evrim" - "one who have crossed over."
Apr 18, 2014 - 7:57:34 AM

R.P. BenDedek
American Universities turn blind eye to female abuse
The ideology is always the same - 'Righteous and Just treatment of all.' But as we can see by the two articles listed above concerning the Islamic influence in American Universities, those of whom we ought to expect the most righteous and just behavior, eventually find that their 'precious ideology' comes with a price -- hypocritical subservience to political power. The Chinese got rid of political correctness and other subservient ideologies and it is high time the west did too. Politically Correct Ideology is the most perverted hypocritical ideology to be spawned in the democratic environment. It teaches people to believe what they are told, and then controls them to do the will of those who lead them, and ultimately steals from them the very righteousness, justice and liberty to which the ideology first appealed.
Apr 16, 2014 - 12:12:31 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? People and Nature
This week in the book basket we list two book reviews published last week and provide the links to two articles sent to us by book authors. This week we also list the publicity material for 15 books. They are: "I Am a Wish" by Marie Callegari; "Inspired By Nature, Proven By Science" by Dr. Bill E. Cham, PhD; "HeartStar" by Elva Thompson; "Different Coins in the Fountain" by Carlos Cornejo; "No Need for God" by Dr. Peter William Clement; "Gigi the Famous Rescue Dog" by J.C. Caroline; "Ned & Rosco" by Robin Robinson; "From Me to You: The Tapestry of Life and it's Secrets" by Lily Foyster; "Truth to Power" by J.S. Matlin Ph.D.; "Men Under a Microscope" by Kelda Rolle; "The Hourglass" by Jill Curb; "Ford, General Motors, and the Nazis" by Scott Nehmer; "A Mortal Mistake" by Vince Seim; "Old Spouse's Tales About Animals" By Dr. James Gaines, DVM and "Between the Rows" by Ann Barnett
Apr 13, 2014 - 12:33:26 AM

International
Israel's Worst Enemy: Lies and Myths
The Washington Post reports that some members of Secretary of State John Kerry's senior staff think it's time to say "enough" of Kerry's futile and delusional attempts to broker peace between the Israelis and Arabs and implement the "two-state solution." That's a revelation one would think the chief diplomat of the greatest power in history would have experienced decades ago. Since the failed 1993 Oslo Accords, it has been obvious to all except the duplicitous, the ignorant, and the Jew-hater that the Arabs do not want a "Palestinian state living in peace side-by-side with Israel," something they could have had many times in the past. On the contrary, as they serially prove in word and deed, they want Israel destroyed.
Apr 11, 2014 - 7:17:23 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: World Full of Hypocrites
The EU has been intensively building a fence to prevent entry of Arab/Muslim immigrants from Turkey. But, international media and Jew-hating liberals have not expressed their 'outrage', unlike when Israel had been building its anti-terror fence around Arab enclaves to prevent endless suicide bombings. They were also quiet when Egypt destroyed over 1000s of Hamas' 'trade' tunnels, many buildings at the border with Gaza and closed the Gaza border for 50 days.
Apr 11, 2014 - 7:15:17 AM

International
Holy Week TV Broadcasts from the Vatican
The Vatican Television Center has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Francis in Holy Week and Easter and the canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time).
Apr 11, 2014 - 7:05:13 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Qing Ming Festival Guangfu Town Suzhou
The service took place in one of the temples in the 'Bronze Kwan-yin Temple' complex in Guangfu Ancient Town

Apr 7, 2014 - 12:02:07 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket this Week? From Reality to Happiness
In addition to links to four articles sent in by various book authors, and three book reviews, the Book Basket this week lists 14 new book releases. These are: "The Pit" by Vlad Vorgal; "Raising Supaman" by Nathaniel A. Turner; "The Wreck of the Nymph" by Don Flood; "Calves in the Mud Room" by Jerome O. Brown; "Reality Parenting" by Treion Muller; "We all Belong" by Phyllis and Kathryn Giguere; "Love Comes Home" by Andrew Grey; "Don't Stop the Roller Coaster" by Tom DePetrillo; "Independent Financial Planning" by Michael Garry; "Blessing Baby and the Heart as Big as the Sky" by Jennifer Czarnota; "Brian's Search" by Paul Wagaman; "How to Get into a Top School Without Top Dollar Resources" by Mandee Heller Adler; "9-1-1 What Is Your Emergency" By: Lucia -- Retired Dispatcher #160; "Dream Machines" By Ron Lundmark
Apr 6, 2014 - 12:27:30 AM

International
Israel's Window of opportunity
The entire world is opening its eyes and sees the deception that lies behind Palestinian policy and with a suitable Israel advocacy effort, we can prove to the world the futility of continuing a discussion with a Palestinian partner who deceitfully speaks of peace but sows terror.
Apr 6, 2014 - 12:22:13 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Email Fictions, Half-Truths and Reality
I personally believe that if an ideological 'just cause' is truly just then it does not need to be promoted by lies, deception and half-truths.... I know that ancient cultures look down on the more recent countries and their modern cultures. I know that ancient peoples are deeply proud of their country and culture. I know that what such ancient peoples say and present before foreigners (new comers to the world stage) is what they know the upstarts want to hear. And today, all the modern youthful immature western new comers want to hear is regurgitation of political correctness ideology.
Apr 6, 2014 - 12:12:17 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: Even Jesus would be barred.
Jews are prohibited from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. The PA claims that the area of the Muslim holy site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, includes not only the mosque itself, but extends over the entire Temple Mount and includes the Judaism's holiest site - the Western Wall.
Apr 3, 2014 - 5:25:27 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Death to American Freedom of Association, Thought and Speech
McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism. Our Western societies are full of 'ideologues' using every means at their disposal to force their ideological principles onto people who ought to have the right to reject those ideas and ideals. But with each new day leading us into our future, we are being lead deeper and deeper into an ideology of 'submission to the powers that be.
Apr 2, 2014 - 2:15:30 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket: 'Finding Answers'
In addition to three book reviews and links to two articles published this week that were provided by book authors, the book basket this week lists the publicity material for the following new releases: "The Dragon In The Room" by J.K.E Rose; "Open to the Infinite Riches of the Universe" by Zlatoslava Petrak; "Potty Theory" by Amy Goodridge-Bakst; "The Shouting Well" by Asa Phillips; "Catching Lightning in a Bottle" by Winthrop H. Smith, Jr.; "Joey Willis to Another World" by A.J. Kenyon; "The Colors of Blue" by Lance McCulloch; "Missing Angel" by S.K. Stevens; "Grade Transformer for the Modern Student" by Barbara Dianis, MA ED; "The House on Dead Boy Lane" by Carter Johnson; "Unrelenting Nightmare" by Stan Yocum; "Woman On Top" by Deborah Schwartz; "How Meg Changed Her Mind" by Ethel K. Coffey; "Summer Train: A Woman's Journey from Desperation to Celebration" by Susan Rabin; and "The Hooghly Girl" by Monique Grandy
Mar 30, 2014 - 12:27:17 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Returning to Shenzhen Ten Years On: Spring Festival 2014
On January 16th, two other of Zhan Yan's friends and former classmates arrived for a short stay. One of them had just arrived from Australia. He is currently at university in Sydney (I think) but prior to that he completed high school in Brisbane at Mitchelton State High. This high school is not far from where I grew up. On January 17th, Zhan Yan, Honney, Kira, his girlfriend Angel and I went to the beach for the afternoon. It was a pleasant 20 degrees. We mucked around on the beach, took photographs of each other, went for a walk, generally had fun and got to watch a lot of crazy brides and grooms posing for their wedding photographs.
Mar 30, 2014 - 12:23:31 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: The Poor Millionaires of Gaza
Mutual hate between Fatah and Hamas reveals the truth about 'poor Palestinians.' The Fatah spokesman claimed that while Gaza is one of the poorest places in the world, there are 1,700 millionaires among Hamas members, hinting that the terror group imposes steep taxes on its citizens for goods entering from Egypt and Israel.....A 24-year-old Egyptian has been arrested by authorities for allegedly committing the crime of "loving Israel" after he was spotted with a tattoo of the Star of David on his arm. (Oh how we CLAIM to love the truth!)
Mar 28, 2014 - 7:12:34 AM

International
The worst alternative
The only way for Israel to defend itself competently in the international arena is for its default position to rest on Israel's historic and legal rights to the areas - that is, to stop accepting that these areas, to which Israel has a stronger legal claim that the Palestinians, belong to the Palestinians and begin asserting Israel's positive case for sovereignty.
Mar 26, 2014 - 12:17:13 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket this Week? Mixed Salad
Only one book review this week (but several this coming week) plus links to 4 articles supplied to us by book authors. Additionally there are 14 books listed in the book basket via promotional material provided by the various publicists. These are: "T-Bull and the Lost Men" by Paul Moser; "The Last Scroll" by James Fricton; "Chopping the Onion" by Dusana Michaels; "A Path Through" by Janna Spratt; "Rainbow Angel" by M. Michaelides; "Life is Not Complicated- You Are" by Carlos Wallace; "The Dawn: Political Teachings of the Book of Esther" by Yoram Hazony; "Circle the Date" by Susie Beaty Green; "Little Old Woman With A Wart On Her Nose" By Dolly Woodell; "Saving Skunk" by Richard Roach; "To North Vietnam and Back Again" by Ed Engle; "God's Best is Me" by Dr. Jeanne Sheffield; "A Soldier's Odyssey" by Frank W. Maresca; "Half a Bucket at a Time" by Lorenz E. Travis
Mar 23, 2014 - 12:15:53 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: The Games that Amnesty International plays
Amnesty International released a report and entitled Trigger-happy: Israel's Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank, documenting the killing of 45 Palestinians over the past three years... but .... Figures show that the number of women killed by relatives, over "family honor," in PA controlled territories has doubled within a year, to 26 in 2013. PA penal code in 2011 gives light punishment to men who kill female relatives. Is this barbarity condemned by the Amnesty International report?... Egyptian newspaper Alyoum Alsaba has reported that Egyptian security forces intend to take away the citizen status of 13,757 Palestinians because of their support for Hamas.
Mar 19, 2014 - 6:47:11 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Inspiration!
Only one book review listed this week in the book basket but there are also 6 contributions from various authors as well as publicity material for 19 new books including: "Listen Without Your Ears" by Joe Gwerder; "Still Standing: A Survivor's Story" By Hope Concordia; "America and Bahrain Winter" by Yousif Albinkhalil; "Listen Carefully to Me" by Sue and Hugh O'Donnell; "101 Philosophies for Geezers and Geezerettes" By Mary Elizabeth Burgess; "Making a Rose After the Diaspora" by Eva Ross; "Adonai, Remember Me" by Donais Lee; "Know Yourself, Know Others" By Joanne Antoun; "The Pfurst Family Diaries" by Richard Soares; "Shattered by the Wars" by Hi-Dong Chai; "The Man I Was Destined to Be" By Michael Tandoi; "God's Mysteries and Paradoxes: Looking Through the Glass, Darkly" by Dr. Carroll M. Helm; "In Him" By Greg Spencer; "From Life to Death" By Richard Allen Brooks; "Tears For My City: An Autobiography of a Detroit White Boy" by Dean Dimitrieski; "Retribution" by A.J. Scudiere; "Black Irish White Jamaican" by Niamh O'Brien; "The Current Fight Within" By Edward Ackley; "Social media: The secret to helping cope with loss?" By: Debra Blood
Mar 16, 2014 - 12:15:29 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: No one can trust the USA
"Today, it's already impossible to distinguish between anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. Modern anti-Semites have turned 'the Jewish problem' into 'the Israeli problem.' They have redirected the 'final solution' from the Jews to the State of Israel..." - Prof. Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Technical University of Berlin. See: Educated Mainstream: The Bastion of Western anti- Semitism
Mar 14, 2014 - 2:45:26 PM

International
Mourning Judge Levy (Levy Report)
The heads of Women in Green, Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, call upon the Israeli government, its ministers and its head, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to take action for the speedy implementation of the Levy Report, and thereby erect a fitting monument for this outstanding individual in Israeli political history.
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:17:35 AM

Kenneth Tellis
When the mask of anonymity falls off the truth is finally revealed
And even today the threat to Canada is very real, because every political party has been infiltrated by these Kebekois agents' provocateurs that have been very busy undermining Canada and convincing naive English-speaking Canadians that they are working for Canadian unity, when nothing could be further from the truth. But going even further back there was collusion between the Kebekois CABAL who were the prime movers and controlled all the operations that were carried out by the Terrorist Group that called itself the "le front the liberation du Kebekois" and they used violence and murder to promote their political aims.
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:05:02 AM

Kenneth Tellis
The Worthy Immigrant and citizen
These early Immigrant took a gamble, but by their contribution and selfless dedication to their new lands made possible the America that one sees today as a success. They did come as Immigrants to take but to give their all to the land of their adoption. But is a far cry from the Immigrants of today that come expecting to receive all the benefits of the new country, rather than to make a contribution to it.
Mar 12, 2014 - 6:05:10 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket this Week? Potpourri of topics.
In addition to five (5) book reviews and four (4) articles from book authors, this week the book basket lists twenty (20) books recently released. They are: "Nation Building in Islamic Societies" by Michael Nimier; "I Know All Save Myself Alone" by Lisa Monde; "Her Name is Sophia" by Anna B. Moyer; "Life" R.J. Russell; "When Clans Collide" By Wayne Rudolph Davidson; "Dear Bob" by William A. Luke; "Aging Aggressively" by Thomas Jones and John Cotton; "Rational Relating" by Damon L. Jacobs; "Let the Power Within Free You Completely" by Omer Dawson; "Joseph of Arimathea" by Brian Mellor; "Accountability Citizenship" by Stephen P. Tryon; "The Geoma Tree" by Shelly Penn; "La Petite Assiette" by Patricia Harrington; "Meanderings" by W.A. Salmon; "Havens of Pompeii: Some Things Always Survive" by Nicole Louw; "Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine" by Steven Kassels; "An Angel Without A Name: Hearing Your Voice" by Mary E. Sims; "Sunshine After Rain: One Woman's Journey to a Better Life" by J.R. Lucy; "The Hour of Parade" by Alan Bray; "The Threshold" Michael D. Rourke.
Mar 9, 2014 - 5:23:37 AM

International
Israel's Big Mistake
No similar program has ever been seriously considered for other parts of the Old City, mainly populated since the 1950s by low-income Arab families living in cramped and dilapidated quarters. One might think there would be broad support for an initiative to rejuvenate the Old City as a whole, uncovering the archaeological riches lying underneath and bringing the entire walled area up to 21st-century standards. Yet the Palestinian leadership unfailingly objects to any such proposals. Whatever the area's Arab residents may wish for in terms of an improved quality of life, the ethic of "resistance"--fueled as ever by foreign money funneled through Palestinian Authority enforcers--assures that these families stay where they are.
Mar 8, 2014 - 3:35:29 AM

Kenneth Tellis
Canada a place where amateurs run riot
Over the years I have watched with consternation the antics of cheap amateurs both in society and politics ape their American neighbours, and still come off as rank amateurs.
Mar 7, 2014 - 8:15:22 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: Only One-sided News
PA security forces have been conducting frequent raids of 'refugee camps' and clashing with gunmen and rioting youths, as the PA tries to establish security among its increasingly restless and volatile populace. Riot police wielded truncheons and fired into the air late last month to disperse dozens of rampaging youths who had blocked Ramallah streets and forced store owners to shut their doors... They said the multi-billion-dollar security barrier along the West Bank has not hampered Palestinians from illegal residence in the Jewish state. "Every day, more and more young Palestinians cross into Israel without any trouble and find apartments and jobs without any difficulty," an official said
Mar 6, 2014 - 4:35:03 AM

International
The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels
The international community has offered to build a desalination plant for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians have refused this gift. A desalination plant could completely solve the Gaza Strip's water shortages. The Palestinians refuse to build this plant because they claim they have the right to access the fresh groundwater reservoir in Judea and Samaria, and they are prepared to suffer until they realize this dream. In the meanwhile, Gaza residents suffer from severe shortages of water. If the Palestinians were to begin drilling the Eastern Mountain Aquifer, at the sites already approved for drilling, they very quickly would secure an additional 50 million cubic meters of water per year.
Mar 5, 2014 - 12:25:21 AM

International
Letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
In a discussion on the expulsion from Gush Katif and northern Samaria that was held in Ariel a few days ago, public relations expert Eyal Arad claimed that the Right failed because it did not present an alternative. This is not true. There is an alternative! A realistic, Zionist plan does exist - application of Israeli sovereignty. This plan is indeed accompanied by difficulties, but the difficulties associated with sovereignty are preferable to the physical and spiritual destruction entailed in the establishment of a terrorist Palestinian state in the heart of our Land, a stone-throw away from Ben Gurion Airport.
Mar 4, 2014 - 12:15:29 AM

R.P. BenDedek
BenDedek Book Review: "My Country and My People" by Lin Yutang
Having spent the last few years writing an account of my life in China and being near the final page, I have wondered if some of the statements I have made about China and the West were merely personal perspective for which I might later be reprimanded. Having now read  "My Country and My People" I know that I have truly understood the culture of China and its people. Mr. Lin relates that Chinese have 'feminine emotional' thinking as opposed to 'masculine rational' thinking (p 249) and says that while they are well mannered to family, friends and acquaintances, "beyond that limit the Chinese as a social being is positively hostile toward his neighbor." He points out that the Chinese have a genius for contentment as well as a shrewd view of life derived from an old, mature, grown-up culture rather than the rash idealism to be found in self-important, young and foolish western cultures.
Mar 4, 2014 - 12:03:18 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Chapters as Published: Finding Myself in China
What currently appears at Magic City is just the first revision. It contains lots of over-capitalizations, incorrect uses of commas in relation to inverted commas, typing errors and incorrect grammar. Some original material was deleted and some was relocated. Some anecdotes have been shortened and others lengthened. Revision and correction is ongoing but it is not my plan to further update the material or provide additional chapters. In order to provide the material which is currently in place at Magic City, it has been necessary to forego including photographs and links that appeared in the original version.
Mar 1, 2014 - 12:36:42 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: Not Racist! We Just Hate Jews!
A week ago, Egyptian border forces destroyed 10 tunnels and seven homes in the Sinai as part of new campaign to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip that would extend 500 meters in some places. Israel needs to do the same - create a buffer zone, clear North Gaza from the enemies, to prevent rocket attacks.
Feb 26, 2014 - 6:37:28 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket this Week? Mostly Novels
We published five (5) book reviews this week as well as articles from three (3) Authors. In the Book Basket we have provided the publicity material for Eighteen (18) novels. They are: "Taktsang" by Dr. Dennis Snyder; "The Road Back to Tuscany" by C. A. Kingsley; "Can't Hobble the Elephant" by Frank Dutch; "The Last Scroll" by Dr. James Fricton; "The Judge's Wife is Missing" by Dale German; "The Dolomite Challenge" by Tom Joyce; "Hostages: Captives of a Middle East Terrorist and International Intrigue" by Terrence Crimmins; "In the Time of Peacocks" by Lynne Handy; "A Righteous Gentile" by  Augusto Ferrera; "Secret Agent Moscow: Part One - Goodbye, Natasha" by Jennifer Jigour; "The Crisis of Revelation" by Ross McRonald; "Shadows of Ghosts" by Stefan Haucke; "Lenin lives next door" by Jennifer Eremeeva; "Levittown: Through a Boy's View" by Leonard Nicholas; "Operation Zodiac" by E.C. Croslin; "Rogue" by P. A. Minyard; "The Island Boy President" by Thomas Darby; and "My Iranian Revolution" By John Robert Tipton
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:23:21 AM

R.P. BenDedek
How Civilizations Die
One day, a traveler from across the great ocean wandered into the land. Each time he approached the Skinhead people, they were openly hostile to him. They told him that if he wished to rest or stay with them, then he must shave his head and abide by all their laws. When he wouldn't agree to these terms, they threatened his life and chased him away.
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:10:22 AM

International
Exposing the Jonathan Pollard charade
Thinly camouflaged anti-Semitism. That is the learned opinion of James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Woolsey has said so in interviews to Channel 10, as well as to The Jerusalem Post. He went on the record and without beating around the bush. He thus gave an authoritative voice to what many suspected and hinted at for years.
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:12:32 AM

International
The Shamrak Report: Respect for Religion?
Rachel's Tomb, the Jewish matriarch from the Torah, was hit by 200 terror attacks in 2013. Massive Arab mobs frequently hurl explosives at visitors, police and soldiers at the site - 119 explosives being thrown in the course of 78 of the incidents. The 1993 Oslo Accords guaranteed Jews prayer access to the site.
Feb 19, 2014 - 12:05:29 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket this Week? Learning Life Lessons
In addition to four book reviews and a list of three articles submitted by book authors, in today's Book Basket we have PR information on 12 books. "A Good Inheritance" by Daughtry Miller; "ExtraLife, Inc." by Kfir Luzzatto; "The World's First Quip Thesaurus with Literally Billions of Quips" By Caleb Spalding Atwood; "Invasion of the Overworld" by Mark Cheverton; A Twist of Lyme: Battling a Disease That "Doesn't Exist" by By Andrea Caesar; "Miracles or Coincidences" by Geraldine Moran; "That Melvin Bray" by Margaret McBride; "Payback" by R. E. Voss; "Teen Self-Defense American Marine Goju" by Lt. Colonel (Ret) Garry Klaus; "Heart Vision" By R. Smith-Angel; and "The New World Begins" & "Enjoying Blissful Living" by Dr. Bindya HSB Singh.
Feb 16, 2014 - 12:30:12 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Comment on I.H.R.C. 2014 Islamophobia awards
The IHRC definition of Islamophobic is, in my humble opinion, ideological B.S. Don't talk to me about Islamophobia! Let me talk to you about 'freespeechophobia'; the absolute meltdown that some people have when they hear someone say something that has not been approved of by the political censors. The Wikipedia list of phobias does not include 'Islamophobia' and the word itself does not appear in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Feb 16, 2014 - 12:20:30 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Statesmen: More precious than oil
Not being American, I don't much get American politics but sometimes I do wonder how America got to be so great when so many of its leaders don't have the manners or good sense - especially in this advanced technological world - to behave like the statesmen that their positions would seem to require them to be.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:07:29 AM

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