R.P. BenDedek Political Comment: The pot calling the kettle: USA and PRC
I live in China and tend to note all the media criticisms about China, its government and its policies. It was therefore sad but hilarious reading to read a New York Times article : Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General By Eric Lipton Oct. 28, 2014
Oct 29, 2014 - 6:03:23 AM
International The Shamrak Report The Sheer Hypocrisy
A three-month-old baby was killed and eight people injured when a car, driven by known terrorist - 21 year-old Abdur Rahman Slodi, slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop. "We can confirm that this was a terrorist attack. The driver is a resident of Silwan and has a terrorist background. He has served time in jail for terror activity," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. A Hamas spokesman openly welcomed news of a terror attack in Jerusalem. US Consulate called it a 'traffic incident.' ... Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon was denied meetings with top American officials during his visit to the United States this week.
Oct 29, 2014 - 6:00:02 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Relationships and the World
We have two book reviews linked in the book basket today as well as links to four author articles. There are of course the regular 15 press releases for various books. These include: "Desperate in DC" by Phoebe Thompsen and Crystal Walker; "I Could Just Scream" By Ray Martini; "The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes: Friends Forever" By Jeri-Anne Agee; "Healing the Heart of Democracy" By Parker J. Palmer; "Tessa and Claudine" by Lisbeth Thom ; "The Quadrilateral Band: Forms a Geometry Band" By Paula Drake; "Woman Up!" by Aimee Cohen; "Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: Adventures Beyond the Screen" By Ben Halpert; "Laura and Me" by Sylvia Peterson; "Primary Gift" by Kelly F. Holland; "Daniella Beckett and the Beast of Whitechapel" by Allan McLeod ; "The Spirit of Things II: Here We Go Again" by Carole Mann; "By the Way, I Love You" by Ama Vitam ; "Incorporated Evil: A Business With One Goal...Absolute Power" by Peter Widdows and "Bad for Ears" by R.G. Gregory
Oct 26, 2014 - 6:27:47 AM
International Israel Sovereignty is on the Way. The Laws are Already on the Table
Members of Knesset, Orit Struk and Yariv Levin, heads of the Land of Israel Lobby in the Knesset, have prepared ten laws for applying sovereignty over ten different areas in Judea and Samaria. We discussed with MK Struk the laws that have been proposed and that are awaiting for the right moment to be moved along in the path of parliamentary legislation.
Oct 22, 2014 - 6:43:25 AM
International The Shamrak Report: Fake Truth for People Who Fake God
Naftali Bennett fired back at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, after the latter claimed Israel 's failures to forge a peace deal with the intransigent PA - not the US's failures in the Middle East - are to blame for the rise of Islamic State (ISIS). "Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews," Bennett stated. "We don't justify terror; we fight terror," he added. "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict statement encourages ISIS, and is a boost to terrorism worldwide." "I suggest they listen to and believe ISIS," he said. "These terrorists want to take over the Middle East, from Syria to Jordan and Lebanon, and to re-establish the Islamic caliphate." "We could either fight it or explain it away," he continued. "The choice is in the world's hands, and it will bear the consequences."
Oct 21, 2014 - 11:25:58 AM
Kenneth Tellis Harper turning Canada into a rogue state?
As far as I can see, the Harper Conservative government of Canada has not made the national debt as big as two Prime Ministers of Canada that held office, one from 1968 -- 1984 and the other that followed him. Both were spendthrifts and did not give a damn where the money came from, because they just raised taxes to keep up with their expenses. If that is good government, I do not know what isn't!
Oct 21, 2014 - 11:23:44 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? It's all about Power and Control
While we don't have any author articles in this week's basket we do have two book reviews and of course the usual 15 publicity releases for new books on the market. These are: "First Bites: Tidbits of American History" by Dixie Moss; "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids" by Teresa Anne Power; "The Last Election" by Gary H. Collins; "Chains" by Bobbie Sue Nicholson; "Running Man" By Wesley Don Lawrence; "Launch an Attack: Evoking the Power Within" By Ayana Prudhomme; "Reyyan's Penance" By Waleed Khan; "The Distorters of History" by Robert D. Ronson; "An Inconvenient War" By J.F. Cronin; "If You Leave This Farm...The Dream Is Destroyed" By Amanda Farmer; "The Fun and Frolics of Fifi a L'Orange" by Mark David Woollard ; "The Punisher's Brain: The Evolution of Judge and Jury" by Morris B. Hoffman; "The Iranian Connection" by Bill Relf ; "Apache Courage: Trumpets Around the Camp" by Cynthia Darling and "The Bark of the Cinnamon Tree" by Ashoka Sen
Oct 19, 2014 - 6:10:42 AM
Kenneth Tellis Mind Games of corrupt politicians in Canada
Being a lawyer, he studied the ins and outs of everyday situations, so that when he met with his Franco- Ameridian CABAL on November 22, 1963 along with Jean Marchand and Rene Levesque at the home of one of the conspirators Gerard Pelletier on Elm Street, Westmount, Kebek, they had all boned up on what was to be the agenda. But, there was something odd about this meeting, no English-speaking person was present. This was the clue that something was amiss from the very start.
Oct 19, 2014 - 6:07:27 AM
International The Shamrak Report: Western Hypocrisy
The US State Department has chosen to act as UNRWA's patron and the protector of its mission. UNRWA, the United Nations agency that manages the Palestinian refugee issue, follows rules that contradict United States law and policy, and its practices result in perpetuating and multiplying the refugee problem rather than resolving it.
Oct 15, 2014 - 9:10:03 AM
Kenneth Tellis The double Standards at work in the federal governments in Ottawa
Can one imagine what the costs were for a Limousine to drive this commissioner from his home in Montreal to his office in Ottawa and back daily? Could he not have been housed in Ottawa and have gone home on the weekends for at a much lesser cost? Well, it seems to Liberal elites like this commissioner that money was of no consequence, and damned be the Canadian taxpayers.
Oct 15, 2014 - 9:05:27 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's In the Book Basket This Week? The Many facets of life
In this week's book basket we have the links to the seven (7) author articles we published last week and the one book review that was published. There are as usual 15 listings of publicity material for recently released books and these include: "Courage and Devotion" by Bruce R. Kindig; "Bird Lady Meets Mort and Ort in "It's a Great Day for Pulling Weeds!" By Gramma Golden; "The Ideal Woman" By Roy Espiritu; "Angry Birds and Beehive Hair" by Nancy J. Chovancek; "Webs" by Lily Stuart; "Shades of Winter: Reflections of Spring" By John Wesley Anderson, Jr.; "Sheppard of the Argonne" By G. William Weatherly; "A Woman in a Man's World" By Norma L. Winter; "37 Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Divorce" by Nicole Baras Feuer, M.S., and Francine Baras, L.C.S.W, with Lynn Prowitt, M.A; "Golden Fields" by Klavs Skovsholm; "Pope Pius XII and World War II: The Documented Truth" By Gary L. Krupp; "The Living Rainbow" by Amy Stewart, LMT; "Three Journeys to Patagonia" by Nick Green; "Promised Garden: A Garden Novel Trilogy" By Sabina Griggs and "Weightless" by Gregg McBride
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:10:30 AM
Kenneth Tellis Exploitation of the Native American peoples
Columbus came not as an explorer but an exploiter and made both the church and his patrons Isabella and Ferdinand the richest monarchs in all of Europe. The theory of Christianizing the Native Peoples was a cover up for their exploitation.
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:07:36 AM
International The Shamrak Report America Hypocritical and in the Dark as Usual
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. "I do not understand the criticism," he said. "Arabs in Jerusalem buy apartments and no one bothers them. By the same token, I'm not going to tell Jews not to buy in Jerusalem, including in Silwan. We cannot have discrimination; this approach is unacceptable to me."
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:30:36 PM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Strange Fiction and Non-Fiction
In today's book basket we have listed the links for the three articles published by various authors here at Magic City last week, as well as one book review. As usual we have 15 books listed and they are: "Triumphant Love" By Audrey Syse Fahlberg; "Starlet's Man" by Carla J. Hanna; "Look to the Hills" By Mary Jean Bonar; "The Spirit of Attack" By Bruce Gordon; "The Tsunami That Reshaped America" by James W. Mercer; "Jewish Holidays Guide for the Perlplexed" by Yoram Ettinger; "Quintessence: The Memoirs of CoCo Bijou" by CoCo Bijou; "Up from the Crowd" By William L. Mince; "Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey" by Diana Raab PhD; "Structurally Sound - Renovating the Middle-Aged Body" by Jonathan M. Paull; "The Luvya Tree" by D'Wayne Robinson; "A Cry from the Dust" by Carrie Stuart Parks; "Catch Me If You Can" By Thought Continuum; "The Collective Legacy" by Lawrence Menard and "Villagers" by Brandy Schillace
Oct 5, 2014 - 12:10:30 AM
International The Shamrak Report Jews are Bad Neighbors but Good Bosses
The PA paper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, has published an article reviewing the difference between Jewish and Arab employers as reported by local Arab workers. Overwhelmingly the article found that Arab employers take advantage of their workers, while Jewish employers display solid work ethics towards their Arab employees. In fact, the only time when an Arab employee of a Jewish business owner does get swindled is when there is an Arab middleman
Oct 1, 2014 - 9:02:37 PM
International The Shamrak Report The UN Hates Israel the Safe Haven
Martin Indyk, the man who ran John Kerry's Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, whose failure in turn set off this summer's bloody Gaza War, cashed a $14.8 million check from Qatar, a country which is currently Hamas' chief financial backer - which means that while Qatar isn't itself launching missiles on Israeli towns, Hamas wouldn't be able to do so without Qatari cash.
Sep 28, 2014 - 5:37:42 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? This Mysterious Universe
During the last two weeks there have been lots of publishing difficulties and as a result we have only published two author articles and two book reviews during this time. The links to these appear in today's book basket which contains only Ten new releases. These are: "Lean Together" by Independent Women's Forum; "The Russia-China Axis" by Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan; "Pickles and Jane" by Sally C. Knox; "Beyond the Light is the Love of God" by Lorna Gallimore; "Come Fly with Me by Beverly Delich"; "Creating Joy Daily" By Tess Adams; "Dark Corners" by Geoff Quaife; "Made For Love" by Dr. Edson Knapp; "Led By Horses" by Eunice Rush and "Soul Shift" by Candace Beck Moesta
Sep 28, 2014 - 5:35:20 AM
Kenneth Tellis How I beat the Franco-Amerindian separatist by psychology
All those in Canada who had been fighting the separatists before me opted out because they never had the stamina or the know-how to defeat the Separatists. I on the other hand, spent hours trying to develop historical data and makes holes in all their pseudo French victories that never happened, except in the history written by the likes of Alonie de Liestres, the pseudonym of the Anglophobe priest Abbe Lionel-Adophe Groulx of Vaudreuil, Kebek. He was as phony as Joseph Goebbels Nazi German Propaganda Minister. I was able to prove that all his stories were only fairy tales that he had made up over time as a Roman Catholic priest in Kebek.
Sep 28, 2014 - 5:32:31 AM
International Obama's self-defeating fight
Islamic State is a challenging foe. To defeat it, the US must be willing to confront Islamism. And it must be willing to fight to win. In the absence of such determination, it will fight and lose, in the region and at home, with no allies at its side.
Sep 24, 2014 - 7:42:32 AM
International The Shamrak Report: United Nations Palestinian Farce
The UN is concerned about the so-called Palestinian refugees. They dedicated a separate agency for them, and they are treated with a special privilege. Meanwhile, my people, ethnically cleansed, murdered and enslaved, are relatively ignored. The UN refuses to tell the world the truth about the real causes of Sudan's conflicts. Who knows really what is happening in Darfur? It is not a "tribal conflict."...
Sep 17, 2014 - 12:10:39 AM
Kenneth Tellis History should never be revised in order to placate anyone
For quite a while now the Harper regime in Ottawa has avoided telling Canadians of how Canada came into being after the Conquest of New France on September 12, 1760, when French Gouverneur Vaudreuil accepted the terms of the surrender of the territory of New France to Great Britain, as dictated by Major-General Jeffrey Amherst of the British Army at Montreal, New France.
Sep 14, 2014 - 12:20:00 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Fiction, Non-Fiction and Somewhere in Between
In this week's book basket we list three book authors and their articles which were published at Magic City Morning Star this week as well as links to three book reviews that were published. As is the custom we list a number of new book releases and their publicity material, and this week there are 15 of them. They are: "Peter and the Boycott" by Yolanda L. Everett; "Hoax Springs Eternal: The Psychology of Cognitive Deception" by Professor Peter Hancock; "Billy Bowater" by E. C. Hanes; "Customer Experience: It's Not That Easy: Customer Experience Programs for B2B Companies" by Harry F. Bunn; "Surviving Prophesy: The Immortals" by Frances Howitt; "The Scroll" by Robert E. Emin; "Life Through the Mirror: Experience" by Philomena Ngwodo Uwaifo; "10 Minutes a Week to Great Meetings" by Joel D. Levitt; "A Sixth Sense" by Alastair Davie; "Lose Your Inches Without Losing Your Mind!" by Justine SanFilippo; "Hard Drive: A Family's Fight against Three Countries" by Mary Todd and Dr. Christina Villegas; "Wake Up -- God's Talking to You" By Manny Dean Fernandez; "Becoming Joey Fizz" Stuart A. McKeever; "The Permanent Establishment of Peace" by Al Lipold and "Retire Wealthy" by Eric D. Brotman
Sep 14, 2014 - 12:10:24 AM
International 21st anniversary of Oslo highlights the tragic Real Middle East
The 21st anniversary of Oslo highlights the tragic gap between the underlying assumption of the architects of Oslo – the New Middle East, transitioning to peace - and the Real Middle East. The Real Middle East is represented, most authentically, by the Arab Tsunami, which is gaining momentum, not transitioning toward democracy, in defiance of policy-makers, columnists and academicians who defined it as the Arab Spring.
Sep 14, 2014 - 12:07:23 AM
This is an interesting video making comparisons between what Arab Society was like before the radicalization of Islam and what it is like now and includes a look at Gaza before our beloved Hamas 'set the people free.'
Sep 14, 2014 - 12:02:35 AM
International Here (Givat Oz veGaon) we are Building Tourism
It's hard to miss the tourist sign leading to Givat Oz veGaon, if only because of the picture of the three kidnapped youths that it bears and that causes a twinge in your heart. As soon as you leave your car, the smell of a Bnei Akiva camp fills the air, the smell of youth, summer, and everything that was taken from those three, as if it comes to compensate those who remain here.
Sep 12, 2014 - 9:12:17 AM
R.P. BenDedek The fall out from President Obama's ISIS plan
President Obama has finally decided to take action agains 'IS' or ISIS as it was previously known, and the fallout of his announced plans is somewhat comical to read. It seems that just about everybody is complaining about his plans. Nobody, no country is happy with it, and once again everything is America's fault in the first place.
Sep 12, 2014 - 9:05:29 AM
International The Shamrak Report No one cares when Muslim murders Muslim
When Hamas took over Gaza in 2007, they machine-gunned dozens of Fatah members while they lay face down, and the world gladly accepted the new Hamas rule over Gaza. Now, IS machine-guns hundreds of Shiites and moderate-Sunnis, and the world gets upset. Obama has granted the seal of approval of the United States of America to a government of which Hamas was an integral and controlling part.
Sep 10, 2014 - 1:50:34 AM
R.P. BenDedek My back problems could have done with the Kacelia Tru-Align Body System
Three years ago I spent a year dieting and exercising in order to lose weight and tighten up my muscles. By the end of one year I was up to 1200 exercise repetitions per day - and that is when the trouble started. Honest to god I thought I had one of various kinds of cancer. My Chinese sister-in-law took me to the local military hospital where a doctor told me that my problems were caused by my back. Well I thought that was rubbish so he did a full MRI. Turns out that my prostrate, testicles, stomach, liver, kidneys and everything else in that area is FINE! "It's your back!" he told me and then sent me for x-rays.
Sep 9, 2014 - 7:50:28 PM
International To Settle or Not to Settle? That is the Question by Jerold Auerbach
Not long after the recent Gaza war finally subsided, a familiar contentious issue reemerged. Following an investigation lasting several years Israel's Civil Administration declared nearly one thousand acres south of Jerusalem, within the cluster of communities known as Gush Etzion, to be state land. This meant that new homes could be built for Jews. Or, in the reflexive common parlance: Israel was planning another "illegal settlement" on "Palestinian" land.
Sep 9, 2014 - 7:47:26 PM
International Retired US Brigadier General Ernie Audino in Iraqi Kurdistan
"The current Administration in DC needs to understand the purpose of real war is to break the enemy's will to fight. That requires and has always required killing people and breaking things. A few airstrikes do not win wars." (Retired US Brigadier General Ernie Audino)
Sep 7, 2014 - 12:17:40 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Out there in the real world.
In this week's book basket we present the links to three articles provided us by book authors and we list two book reviews published by our book reviewers. Additionally we list 15 new book releases which includes: "Actor's Rendezvous" by Richard Pines; "From Zero to a Hundred: Finding My Purpose through My Pain" by Jason Roy; "He Works All Things Together..." by Rebecca Strom-Stewart; "Wild Game" by Blayne Davis; "Principium" by Alexandra Lamarre; "Cherish the Past: Spring Island Trilogy Book One" By Sandra Steiner; "Clairvoyant Psychotherapy" By Susan Feinbloom; "Angelica's Discoveries" By Otilia Greco; "Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation" by Patricia Damery; "Richard III and the Murder in the Tower" by Professor Peter Hancock; "Carbon" by Daniel Boyd; "Secret Intelligence: Dark Rim" By Enoch Chang; "The Fortunate Child" by Archana Mishra; "The Man Who Sees Tomorrow in His Dreams" by John E. Desautels and "Errand Runner" By Steven Berg
Sep 7, 2014 - 12:15:10 AM
Kenneth Tellis The plan of the King Louis XIV
The plan of King Louis XIV of France and the French Cardinal Prime Minister was to make the whole of North America French and Catholic, by whatever means possible, including murder if necessary.
Sep 5, 2014 - 12:07:39 AM
Muslims in America are Moderate?
Sep 5, 2014 - 12:02:20 AM
International The Shamrak Report See Hamas as it 'IS'
Hamas executed 18 alleged Israel informers on Friday, Aug. 22. Eleven were shot at a police station in Gaza City and seven publicly outside the city's central mosque. This method was seemingly counselled by Iranian and Hezbollah advisers. The gruesome images from Gaza ought to have dispelled illusions that Hamas, any more than the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, seeks a political solution of the Gaza conflict. What these Palestinian extremists want is a bloodbath.... Most of the 11 Million Muslims Killed in the Middle East have been Killed by Muslims
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:15:32 AM
Kenneth Tellis Canadian Democracy is Dying
It was Karl Marx who said that in order to destroy a nation, you must first undermine its culture, language, history and religion, and this was the road that Pierre-Elliott Trudeau took after he became Prime Minister of Canada on April 17, 1968.
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:10:38 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's In the Book Basket This Week? Life's Problems and Steps to Solve Them
In this week's book basket we list the two book reviews that were published this last week along with the links to three articles published by various book authors. Naturally we have a list of newly released books - 15 this week - and they are: "A Cry from the Dust" by Carrie Stuart Parks; "An Average Joe's Pursuit for Financial Freedom" By Michael Munsey; "Uniforms" by David Duchesneau; "Lust" by Diana Raab; "The Sultan of Monte Cristo" by Holy Ghost Writer; "It's My World Too" by Homer Page; "A Dress, a Tie, and a Ring" by Julian R. Hanley; "The Darkest Side of Saturn" by Tony Taylor; "The Threat From Within" By Charles Lee; "Mainely Memories" by Martha Stevens-David; "New China" By Jim Hammond; "Stop! Drop! & Wiggle!" By Gaia Shawna Morrissette; "Resist Not Evil" By Robert Vacca; "Pazuju" by Sarah and Jonathan Tillger and "Granddad's Dictionary: Reflections on Life in America" by Michael Moffitt
Aug 31, 2014 - 12:10:31 AM
R.P. BenDedek Obama Administration's Irrelevance in the Islamic World
No man/woman should be selected for such a high office based upon an ideology as stupid as Political Correctness. If another leader in another part of the world rises up to lead this world and leads successfully, no one will want a return to the status quo. Obama and his administration can stamp their feet and throw tantrums all they like over not being consulted about this Libyan affair, but when you are an irrelevance, well ....you are irrelevant.
Aug 29, 2014 - 12:17:25 AM
International The Shamrak Report: Western bleeding hearts so easily fooled
In a remarkably candid interview on Lebanese TV, Isra al-Mudallal, the head of foreign relations at Hamas's Information Ministry in Gaza, explained how harassment, interrogations and deportations were used to ensure that journalists reporting from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge stuck to Hamas's official line and did not report "the Israeli narrative".
Aug 27, 2014 - 1:22:08 AM