Host countries, beware of Islamic terrorism
In 1982, in the aftermath of Islamic/Palestinian terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of six patrons of the Chez Jo Goldenberg restaurant (August 9) and Israeli diplomat Yaakov Bar Simantov (April 4), Israel's Ambassador to France, Meir Rosenne, denounced the PLO, but also blamed countries which legitimize, and host, PLO operatives and supporters, for bringing the wrath of terrorism upon themselves. Ambassador Rosenne was threatened with expulsion from France, but would not retract.
Nov 22, 2015 - 12:50:43 AM
Scheme of Things
After a two hour drive from the hotel, my husband and I arrived early
morning in a small Wisconsin town on Lake Superior. That's where our
excursion to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore would begin. Our
reservations were on a double-decker boat which held 149 people, and 40
minutes prior to launch at least half of them were lined up on the dock.
Nov 18, 2015 - 5:01:45 PM
Obama's condemnation of terrorist attacks rings hollow to many
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday lambasted President Obama for saying the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was "contained" hours before a terror attack massacred Paris. Fiorina said she was "angry that just yesterday morning, hours before the Paris attacks began and against all the evidence, President Obama declared ISIS 'contained' and took a victory lap."
Nov 15, 2015 - 3:47:24 AM
Compassion, Thy Name is Theft
Back in 1980, as Ronald Reagan was running for President, he often told the story of a woman who unfortunately found herself on welfare. Yet, even with the meager amount of cash she received from the government she managed to put a little tiny bit of money in a saving account, just in case some unexpected need were to arise. When the government found out that she had this saving account, they immediately confiscated it and then removed her from the welfare rolls. Where was the compassion them for a lady just trying to survive?...Not happy to allow people to actually find a useful purpose for their own money, compassionate Liberals are rushing to pressure state legislatures and city councils to increase gas taxes to put those savings into government pockets instead, so bankrupt governments can continue to pay for all of the massive spending programs. Heartless, cruel Conservatives oppose this liberal compassion.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:36:11 AM
US-Israel relations: downturn or upturn?
Contrary to the "elite" US media headlines, the November 9, 2015 Obama-Netanyahu summit highlighted the enhanced US-Israel relationship, in general, and the long term US-Israel strategic cooperation, in particular, irrespective of the irreconcilable nature of the personalities and worldviews of the two leaders. In fact, bi-lateral defense, commercial, scientific and technological cooperation has surged to new heights, transcending disagreements over the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel's borders, construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, the appointment of controversial officials by both administrations and the Palestinian issue. In fact, such disagreements have been an integral part of the bilateral relationship since Israel's establishment in 1948.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:33:26 AM
Before the collision with the two-state iceberg
These days, Women in Green is publishing issue number 6 of the political journal, Sovereignty. The goal before us is to promote a revolution in consciousness that will turn the ship's wheel of the Israeli public, which is sailing straight into the iceberg of two states, and is bound to sink us, sharply to the Right to a Zionist banner, to restore the basic values of the People -- the Land of Israel is destined for the People of Israel.
Nov 15, 2015 - 2:27:17 AM
Magic City Book Reviews Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2015
Each week we publish a Book Basket in which is recorded the publicity material for 10 or more books. We cannot of course review every book but on that article page we offer all authors a 'no-pay no-charge self-promotions' deal. Basically this deal is that in return for publishing articles at Magic City on any topic whatsoever, we will include in that article that author's latest book cover, their bio and purchase details and links. It's a case of 'you scratch our backs and we will scratch yours.
Nov 14, 2015 - 2:23:54 AM
Author Articles at Magic City 2015
Book authors are not required to write specifically in relation to their book. This offer is not just a 'free publicity offer.' Instead we give authors the chance to spread their wings and build up their internet presence by becoming opinion columnists and feature writers, political commentators and religious writers or whatever takes their fancy.
Nov 12, 2015 - 12:44:30 AM
Federal court to Obama: Stop spying on the American people
Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asserts that the current high-tech spy program "likely violates the Constitution" and said he believes "the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm." "This court simply cannot, and will not, allow the government to trump the Constitution merely because it suits the exigencies of the moment,'' Leon wrote in his 43-page decision "The government's position that VBNS may no longer be a participant in the program is fundamentally at odds with its ever-escalating concerns of terrorist threats," Judge Leon said.
Nov 12, 2015 - 12:31:05 AM
Obama unveils anti-crime plan: Cops drive ice cream trucks in black neighborhoods
The Obama-Holder-Lynch 30-page guide, titled "Moving from Recommendations to Action," is being peddled by the administration as a training aid to help local police departments implement Obama's "criminal justice reforms." "Under the section, Changing the Culture of Policing, one of Obama's recommendations is for police officers to give more voice to minority suspects, treating them with dignity and respect, while checking their own implicit cultural and racial biases. In other words, more listening and less cuffing," Wilder read on-the-air.
Nov 6, 2015 - 2:58:35 AM
"Trick or Treat?"
America is not a static entity that can be divided into even slices of a mythical socialist pie served up as bites of social justice and erosive political correctness. We cannot have generational or demographic economic prosperity for all across the board at all times. Sacrificial generations exist to provide greater opportunity for the next. One generation digs ditches; the next builds a house, the next a factory. Any demographic group that does not sacrifice for its following generation is driven to the State for assistance. Generational assistance leads to a culture of dependency that looks to government as a means to survival.
Oct 30, 2015 - 12:03:05 AM
Laure McCourt Lopez Interview with Gene Ferraro, author of "Ordinary Evil"
I had the privilege of interviewing Gene Ferraro, author of "Ordinary Evil," in early September of this year. The following encapsulates our discussion. Do you see more resources available to victims of clergy sexual abuse and in your findings, have you seen percentages of reported abuse diminish or increase? There was a Polish bishop whose funeral was just a few weeks ago. He had been involved in some pretty bad acts with young people. Not many high ranking church members attended his funeral. That was in The Globe. I don't know what a percentage would be as I really don't keep up with that.
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:45:45 AM
Know Your Enemy - Attack of the NGOs
They make fun of our efforts to expose and fight Agenda 21, calling it a conspiracy theory. Through their condescending chuckles they boldly claim that Agenda 21 policy has no power of enforcement and that "there are no Blue-helmeted troops at City Hall." The truth is the UN doesn't need troops at City Hall because they have a private army doing the job for them -- the NGO's working behind the scenes applying the pressure on elected officials.
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:40:13 AM
About the Mufti of Jerusalem!
The Mufti did not inspire Hitler to commit the Holocaust, but he was a willing and eager participant. The silence and quiet endorsement of the international anti-Semitic community was the true inspiration! They were silent to killing of millions of Jews - the same as they were indifferent to the genocide of Armenians by Turkey in 1915. This silence was Hitler's real inspiration! Another Muslim 'invention' that Hitler was inspired by was idea of the yellow star. The practice was used in Islam dominated countries in order to distinguish and humiliate Jews and other non-Muslims and in order to treat them as 2nd class citizens!
Oct 28, 2015 - 7:37:27 AM
Palestinian terrorism: institutional or random?
Anti-Jewish Palestinian terrorism has been a Middle East fixture since, at least, the 1920s, well before the 1948 establishment of Israel and the 1967 return of Jewish communities to Judea and Samaria. Its well-documented collaboration with Nazi Germany intended to prevent the existence -- and not reduce the size -- of the Jewish State. The political guideline of contemporary Palestinian terrorism -- the Palestinian Covenant -- was published in 1964, three years before the reunification of Jerusalem.
Oct 25, 2015 - 12:10:05 AM
Clinton and news media treat Trey Gowdy like a 'bimbo eruption'
As Thursday's long-anticipated appearance of Hillary Clinton before the House Select Committee on Benghazi draws near, the Clinton organized defense team is doing all it can to discredit the Republicans serving on the committee especially its chairman, Rep. Curt Gowdy, R-South Carolina. And the Clinton team is treating Gowdy the way Hillary treated women who she termed "bimbo eruptions" in the anti-scandal war room created to defend President Bill Clinton when he was accused of sexual harassment, predatory sexual conduct, and even rape.
Oct 23, 2015 - 10:48:45 PM
Science Fiction has become Reality
When examining the great continent of Europe, we see a new challenge. Every state in Europe has experienced massive migration from areas of conflict, mostly from Muslim states. For many years, this migration was viewed as an attempt to flee failed societies and thus to integrate in modern societies in Europe. However, the second generation of such migrants as well as those from war torn states are not interested in integration but only in imposing their culture on their host states. Today, we see a trend not of assimilation, but of forcefully changing the democratic basis of societies. Waves of migration, such as the current one from Syria, do not signify disengagement from radical societies from which they come, but instead a desire to spread radical ideologies and cultures to Western societies. Many of these migrants want to change the DNA of the free world and transform it into the world from which they came.
Oct 21, 2015 - 6:15:04 AM
Fantasy or Reality?
America is designed specifically to save us not only from ourselves, but also from the power hungry maniacs that have ruled over the earth and its people for eons in a tyrannical orgy characterized by death, destruction and oppression. The misnomer of "Progressivism" represents "The Old World." The election of Barrack Obama signaled the culmination of the hundred years plus effort by the Progressive movement to incrementally push America into a European brand of Socialism. We are quickly adopting the unmistakable political and cultural characteristics that can define us as such a nation. We may be able keep up the appearance of a representative constitutional republic but it is Kabuki Theater, a show, a dance, a fantasy. Progressivism is in reality regressive in nature, a throwback to history's brutal past that is littered with the bones of the victims who lived under monarchs, dictators, emperors and every other type of despotic ruler known to humankind. Progressivism is not progress. It is regress, or if you prefer, Regressivism.
Oct 21, 2015 - 6:00:01 AM
Mexican killer of ICE agent extradited to U.S. linked to ATF's Fast & Furious
"It has been over four and a half years since ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata valiantly lost his life and Special Agent Victor Avila suffered grave injuries when they were ambushed by gunfire while on assignment in Mexico," said Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell. "As evidenced by today's announcement, the passage of time has not lessened our resolve to keep our promise to the family of Special Agent Zapata and to Special Agent Avila and his family, and bring to justice those responsible for this senseless and brutal attack. And we are grateful to the Government of Mexico for its continued partnership in this case."
Oct 12, 2015 - 8:17:13 PM
Pursuing Peace Through Luck
The U.S. military -- which is smaller today than it was on 9/11 -- has had to contend with cuts amounting to more than $180 billion over the last four years. And there's no relief in sight. "While the Iranians are flush with cash and increase spending on their military and terrorist proxies, the United States continues to dramatically cut our military spending."
Oct 10, 2015 - 8:05:01 AM
Muslim tsunami: German woman evicted to make way for refugees
This is merely one instance of a German citizen being given the shaft to help a so-called refugee," said U.S. political consultant Mike Baker. "As goes Germany and the EU, don't be surprised when the Obama administration uses Eminent Domain to kick Americans out of their homes and apartments to give refugees shelter. And the news media will either ignore it or cheer him on," said Baker
Oct 1, 2015 - 4:24:30 PM
Major Afghan city falls to Taliban fighters during Obama UN address
At the U.N. Obama told the general assembly, "We are called upon to offer a different type of leadership. Leadership strong enough to recognize that nations share common interests, and people share a common humanity." Which, to many listeners, is a common Obama flourish that upon examination means nothing. The invasion and occupation of Kunduz by the radical Islamic fighters is being called a large-scale setback for the Afghan government in the days following U.S. and NATO troops taking a backseat in anti-terrorism operations.
Sep 29, 2015 - 10:19:03 PM
Papal visit: Rape and sexual slavery condemned as 'tactic of war'
The Security Council members have been stressing the need to bring conflicts in the Middle East to an end in order to reduce the opportunity for sexual violence to be committed. Reports of women and young girls -- sometimes young boys -- being raped and sodomized are common especially in the so-called war-torn provinces.
Sep 28, 2015 - 6:07:03 AM
Hillary Clinton caught in yet another deceit, says watchdog
During Mrs. Clinton's arguably fluffy interview by NBC's Andrea Mitchell on Sept. 4, the former Secretary of State was quizzed about Abedin -- the wife of disgraced Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner --being paid at the same time by the U.S.State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and consulting firm for which former President Bill Clinton sat on the board of directors. The firm's name is Teneo, and it was founded by one Bill Clinton's closest aides.
Sep 28, 2015 - 6:02:21 AM
U.S. Border Patrol agent indicted for alleged murder of Mexican teen
According to Swartz's defense team leader, Sean Chapman, the decorated agent will plead not guilty when he's arraigned on October 9. Chapman told news outlets that he expects the case will be tried in court. CBS News reporter Anna Werner without giving a source for her allegation, said there have been several similar cases involving shootings by Border Patrol agents. However, she failed to provide examples or neglected to describe the circumstances.
Sep 25, 2015 - 1:37:39 AM
Faking People Out at the Fed
You may be wondering what banking has to do with transportation spending. Good question, but don't waste time trying to find a link; there isn't one. When lawmakers need some bucks, they pull from wherever they can. We always knew they were good at wasting our tax dollars. Now they're proposing a gimmick that may even convince us it's not our money at stake.
Sep 25, 2015 - 1:35:32 AM
"Win a Book" Competition for Magic City Readers
If you would like to win this free book, all you have to do is show us how well you write by writing a book review of something that you have recently read and giving us permission to publish it. Not only will the winner of the competition receive the free book, but he/she will be invited to write their own review of Thomas J. Hynes's book "It Wasn't Like Nothing: One Marine's Adventure in Vietnam." I would like to thank the Bohlsen Group and the Author for this offer. You never know, Magic City Morning Star might soon have an additional regular book reviewer.
Sep 21, 2015 - 5:53:20 AM
Speedy Recovery to Columnist Milt Gross
Milt Gross who provides us with his weekly Down the Road A Piece articles and regular book reviews had an operation this week and on behalf of all contributors to Magic City I would like to wish Milt a speedy recovery.
Sep 18, 2015 - 11:03:47 AM
Has Hillary's Server Really Been Wiped?
In case you haven't been following the story closely, when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton conducted governmental business, much of it classified, on an unsecure private server operated from her home in upstate New York. Servers on the Internet are simply hard disks called 'blades' that store information much as it is stored on your computer's hard disk. A server may consist of an array of several 'blades' with huge capacity. If nothing else the following analysis will give you a general idea of the factors in play. The latest word from the Justice Department is that HRC's staff and other correspondents used unsecured private email clients like AOL and Gmail to communicate with one another! Well, Obama did promise his administration would be the most transparent of all time.
Sep 18, 2015 - 2:12:30 AM
Autumn in Florida?
Floridians have always known that September is the hottest time of the year. For months, the large concrete and asphalted spaces have been soaking up 90 to 100 degree- weather and now exhale that furnace-heat until November when the hurricane season is over.
Sep 16, 2015 - 7:34:06 AM
Five Ways to Make Your Life Matter
One mistake that many people make when they begin to taste success is to attempt to acquire personal wealth too quickly. I know of people (myself included) who began to cheat against their future wealth by bogging themselves down in credit. They want to get so much "stuff" as a testimony of their new found wealth that they tie it up with debt. When you get to the point that you are able to make only the minimum payments, then you become a slave of a financial system...and your eye. You can do the same thing when you rely too heavily on government welfare.
Sep 15, 2015 - 6:45:11 AM
"Going to Pot"
There's another reason this shift occurred: Our nation's leaders are no longer sounding the alarm on drugs as they once did. When hardly anyone hears a word about the many health problems associated with pot, and everything they do hear is about how medically beneficial it is, should we be surprised public opinion has changed so much?
Sep 15, 2015 - 6:42:54 AM
A New Agenda 21 Threatens Our Way of Life
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized nations collapse? Isn't it out responsibility to bring that about?" - Chairman of the Earth Summit, Maurice Strong. - Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation. Ask California how sustainable water control is working for them as these policies have torn down water systems and dams to "free the rivers." The original pioneers found the land to be a desert. They built a sophisticated water control system that resulted in an emerald green paradise. Now, as Sustainable policies are being enforced, they are witnessing the return of the desert, destroying productive land. Meanwhile, across the nation, the EPA is moving to take control of all the water in the United States. Control the water, control the population.
Sep 15, 2015 - 6:40:14 AM
A Call to Revolution
If revolutions are not fought in the Mideast now they will be fought in Europe and America in the near future. America has shaped a unique existence through luck, sacrifice, diplomacy and yes, "revolution." America is the exception to millennia of tyrannical governance and the absence of freedom and individual rights. It is referred to as "American Exceptionalism." Our current administration has accelerated the advancement of Islamic tyranny. The Mideast in many places is a black market weapons bazaar. If disenfranchised populations longing to be free wish to arm themselves they probably can. If not, I'm sure that a simple assurance by sincere freedom fighters who vow to take a step out of the seventh century toward modernity and the adoption of a constitution and bill of rights identical to Americas' own would garner enough attention from America or other western nations to seriously consider arming them.
Sep 13, 2015 - 8:23:10 AM
The ACLU, ESAs and the Future of School Choice
Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I say trying to use them? Some groups, after all, are trying to thwart them. The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit to stop Nevada's ESAs from taking effect. "As the name implies," writes education expert Lindsey Burke, "parents can also save unused funds, rolling dollars over from year-to-year to pay for future education costs."
Sep 2, 2015 - 11:20:34 PM
Patriots vs. Politicians 2015
Where are the heroes for today's young people to admire? Principled leaders who understood the roots of America's greatness now are replaced by blow-dried sound-byte kings whose professional campaign staffs understand only how to maneuver a special interest group or a voting block. Patriotism, nationalism - even American citizenship are taboo in today's school curriculum. Globalism, diversity, and political correctness trump real history, sound economics, and science. Communism is just another economic system. The Founding Fathers are simply old, dead slave-owning white guys. The UN's Declaration on Human Rights trumps the Declaration of Independence.
Sep 1, 2015 - 10:42:12 AM
Food Stamps: An Unappetizing Trend
Able-bodied adults receiving food stamps should be required to work, prepare for work or do job search. Look back at what happened in the 1990s. The great welfare reform of 1996 was put into law, reforming the largest cash welfare assistance program (Aid to Families with Dependent Children or AFDC, which is now Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Rather than allow the government to continue fostering dependency, we started insisting that non-disabled adults either work or be looking for work in exchange for benefits. And lo and behold, the numbers dropped.
Aug 30, 2015 - 4:57:24 AM
Ensuring a Free and Open Internet
"The U.S. government should reject out of hand any transition proposal that grants governments more influence over ICANN than they currently possess." To ensure that this doesn't happen, Congress needs to be involved. Some lawmakers realize this, which is why the House passed the DOTCOM Act (currently pending in the Senate), which would require the Obama administration to give Congress 30 legislative days to review any proposal it approves on this matter before it is implemented.
Aug 28, 2015 - 10:49:30 PM
From "roll-back" to "roll-on"
"This deal is based on 'hope'-- hope that when the nuclear sunset clause expires Iran will have succumbed to the benefits of commerce and global integration. Hope that the hardliners will have lost their power and the revolution will end its hegemonic goals. And hope that the regime will allow the Iranian people to decide their fate. Hope is part of human nature, but unfortunately it is not a national security strategy....
Aug 23, 2015 - 7:02:44 AM
A New Symbol Has Been Cast: People - Property - Liberty
The American way of life, based on a strong middle class established through free enterprise and ownership of private property, is under assault like never before. That assault will dramatically increase in September as thousands of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), global elitists and United Nation's bureaucrats converge on New York City to reboot Agenda 21. This time they are calling it the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This new 15 year plan demands 17 points of global control to reorganize the world into a Socialist utopia by 2030. Now is the time to stand up and say no to a global movement bent on destroying private property rights! To that end, the American Policy Center (APC) has created a plan of action to unite property rights activists around the world into one mighty force. It is time for governments around the world to learn that private property ownership is the key to freedom and prosperity. Public policy must be controlled to respect property owners as OWNERS!
Aug 21, 2015 - 12:18:07 AM