R.P. BenDedek Australia, the lucky country? It COULD be, but it's NOT.
Holden Customer Care (Holden Car Sales) called me again yesterday, and the lady I spoke to assured me that Holden has taken on board all that I have said and will strive to do better in future. I asked her if she had actually read my original email, and she stuttered and stumbled around, so I explained it in short terms. I told her that all I want is an answer.... which figure is incorrect? I need to know if I have to get rid of my car and buy another to legally tow my caravan. I told her that so far, I have been totally stuffed around, with emails back and forth and phone calls, the enquiry being elevated to a higher level, only to come back down to the lower level person who calls me and tell me he doesn't know. I said all I want is an answer, and you people go through the required, automated motions that all look good on your files, but don't do a damned thing for your customers.
Apr 26, 2015 - 7:10:12 AM
Kenneth Tellis Alonie the Lestres the alter ego of Joseph Goebbels
Many people may not be quite aware who Alonie de Lestres was, but that was the pseudonym taken by Abbe Joseph Adolphe Groulx Lyonel of Vaudreuil, Kebek, when he wrote his vitriolic diatribes against English-speaking people in Canada, even Roman Catholics, and anyone who was not Franco-Amerindian, or as he called himself, French, which was a fairy tale, since he was really a Metis like the rest of the Kebekois or Canadien. His theory on race was not just only a par with Paul Joseph Goebbels the Nazi German Propaganda Minister, but far worse than him. Because while he pretended that it was the English-speaking people in Canada that was denying the Franco-Amerindians their rights to language and culture, it was really the Franco-Amerindian that were denying these very rights to all non-Franco-Amerindians within areas that they controlled.
Apr 26, 2015 - 7:07:54 AM
Kenneth Tellis Claims to an identity not really theirs is an avoidance of reality
If one visits Mexico, Peru or Venezuela, one is immediately made aware that the people speak of themselves as Mexicans, Peruvians or Venezuelans with a certain pride. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox-Quesada for one did not call himself Irish or Spanish, but simply Mexican. And today right across the Americas there is this pride in nationality, bypassing all the various origins of people's forefathers.
Apr 22, 2015 - 8:00:40 PM
R.P. BenDedek Racist Israel cuts off Gaza
Such measures include 25 year sentences for those engaged in digging tunnels and even those whose only 'crime' is not reporting the existence of tunnels. Furthermore, and combined with stronger sanctions, it has been decided to expand the 'buffer zone' around Gaza. At the beginning of 2014 about 280-300 companies and factories were forced to close amid a blockade imposed by Israeli forces on the entry of construction materials into the Gaza Strip. The head of the Federation of Contractors in the Gaza Strip has claimed that the construction sector in Gaza is one of the most affected sectors and 50% of the construction projects have been stalled after construction materials could not enter through the tunnels.
Apr 21, 2015 - 8:39:05 AM
R.P. BenDedek Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 13
In this week's basket we have the links to three author articles and three book reviews. Additionally there are 13 books listed this week in Book Basket 13. They are: "Through the Trials Just Believe" By Nitza Hollinger; "The Guardians" by Sandra Carvalho; "Beyond My Dreams" By Peter Marmureanu; "Bad Blood" By Guy Young; "Fort Ross" by Poletaev; "Australia's Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II" by Hal Colebatch; "A Beautiful Life Cut Short by Early Onset Alzheimer's: Marcia's Journey" By Denver D. Smith; "A Case of Greed: Litigation Runs Rampant" By Don L. McCarty; "Walk to Hope" By John Golder; "Outlawed" by Bobby Bright; "The Sketching Detective" By Jack McCormac; "American Magna Carta" by Robert Hamblett and "Tortured Love: A Novel of Life, Death and Hope" by Michael Khatkar
Apr 21, 2015 - 7:37:02 AM
Kenneth Tellis The English language is much like the birth of a PEARL
Anyone remember U.S. Senator Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa of California, and his background? Here was a man born of Japanese immigrant parents in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His parents were not English-speaking, yet he Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, worked hard to achieve his status and became a linguist and English professor at San Francisco State College. It takes a certain kind of person with vision to make a person an achiever. Then think about the Bolivian Jaime Escalante the East Lost Angles High School teacher, and how he achieved the success of his pupil through hard work.
Apr 19, 2015 - 6:21:21 PM
R.P. BenDedek Christian Prayers are Offensive
Christian prayers, it seems, are offensive in this multicultural world, but Muslim prayers are not. Preventing Christian prayers in public places MUST BE STOPPED so as not to offend our multicultural values, whilst those who would prevent Muslim prayers MUST BE PUNISHED for discriminating against minority values.
Apr 17, 2015 - 8:03:03 PM
Kenneth Tellis Ali Baba only had forty thieves, but Canadian politicians have many more
Today we see how the very standard of politics has dropped to a new low, when we view the farcical investigation and inquiry into how Senators have misspent taxpayers money, like it was going out of style. Note that most people appointed to the SENATE are not the average Joe or Jane, but well connected people of means. Which means that the Senate is really an upper class club, and that ordinary people are kept out in the cold.
Apr 15, 2015 - 8:21:11 PM
R.P. BenDedek Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 12
In Book Basket 12 we have the links to three book reviews published this week and the links to two Author Articles published as well. In the Book publicity department we have listed ten books which are: "Walk Along with Nostalgia" By Ding Ding; "Money, Murder, and Madness: A Banking Life" By Forrest Russell Cook; "What Is Salvation?" By Bill Parker; "Dead Women Talking" by Tarona Hawkins; "Mommy, M.S. and Me" by Stephanie Garcia; "Unleash Your Dreams: Going Beyond Goal Setting" by Stephen Oliver; "grydscaen: tribute" By Natsuya Uesugi; "Giving Up the Ghost: Let Go of Grief and Restore Your life" By Karen Schultz; "The Cryptic Lines" by Richard Storry and "Truth to the First Power" by Mike Thomas
Apr 13, 2015 - 8:03:00 PM
R.P. BenDedek Challenging Domestic Violence Sociopathology and Statistics
Perhaps all those women and organizations out there teaching our boys to be well behaved have failed because they have been undermining their message by verbally teaching one type of behavior whilst practicing another? In other words 'are they hypocrites' and is this hypocrisy resulting in reactionary behavior? Are all of these people teaching boys to be non-sexist and non-violent, actually demonstrating to these boys the female version of sexism and violence. Perhaps we might call it 'Emotional Abuse?'
Apr 11, 2015 - 1:00:27 AM
Kenneth Tellis School Now even English language websites are under Kebekois control in Canada
Today, I received a message from Kim Lian Khoo of CLF in Ottawa, Ontario, about a book for Kebek Schoolchildren called Fleurdelise, which is distributed by the education department, filled with a Kebek Teachers historic revisionism and racism. It might even be considered more rabid in its thinking than even Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf in content
Apr 7, 2015 - 5:43:19 AM
R.P. BenDedek Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 11
In Book Basket Eleven we have listed links to the four book reviews published this week at Magic City, and the three articles provided us by book authors. This week's basket has listed in it the publicity material for ten book releases, which includes: "God, Religion, Science, Nature, Culture, and Morality: A Critical Analysis in Plain Talk" By Yemant and Friends; "Journey From Ego" By Elizabeth Lehl; "Behind Closed Doors" By Francis A. Quinn; "Between Two Worlds: a Detective Hoban novel" by Jane Carter Woodrow; "Torn Together: One Family's Journey Through Addiction, Treatment & the Restaurant Industry" By Scott Magnuson and Shaaren Pine; "Where The Bulbul Sings" by Serena Fairfax; "The Midwife Factor" by GiGi Gossett; "Putting Tradition on Trial" By Patrick Cavanagh; "The City Bankers' Brothel" by Sorient Sigba and "Deja Vu" by Jayne Grant
Apr 7, 2015 - 5:39:22 AM
R.P. BenDedek Magic City Book Basket 2015 No. 10
In this week's basket we have the links to four book reviews published since Book Basket No 9 as well as the link to a poem by Yemant and Friends. Books listed in the basket this week are: "Commoner Sense" By Patrick J. Fornari; "Lottie's Run" by Dr David Waugh; "Akio & The Dream World" by Carl Snook; "The Second-Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played" By Drew Bridges; "Several Points from Which to View" By Texas Jack Cowan; "In Silence and Dignity: The Single Mother Story" by Kate Okoli; "Bear Hugging and Cancer Crushing" By Anna and Eric Gilcris; "The Playground of Life" by S.R. Lore; "A God That Could Be Real" by Nancy Ellen Abrams and "The Me I Never Was" By Francine C. Still Hicks
Apr 1, 2015 - 5:55:50 AM
R.P. BenDedek 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
R.P. BenDedek 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
Kenneth Tellis 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
R.P. BenDedek 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