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Guest Column
The War with Gaza: Let the Recriminations Begin
Emerson closes out his article describing the bitterness and hatred felt by some Gazans in the street toward Hamas for firing and placing munitions in hospitals, Mosques, and private residences while senior leadership hid in tunnels leaving residents to fend for themselves. He quotes an Hamas fighter claiming to have received his anti-tank training in a hall under the Alshafi Mosque in Khan Yunis where the Izzadin Al-Kassam Brigades train. All this is probably true. Yet the streets were filled with Gazans celebrating what they deemed a great victory over the "Zionist occupation."
Aug 31, 2014 - 12:22:21 AM

Guest Column
Is Time Working For/Against Israel?
In contrast to those who wish to boycott Israel, 2013 and 2014 have highlighted Israel's expanding trade and investment global network GDP growth has averaged 4% over the past 5 years, compared with 0.7% on average for OECD countries. In 2014, Israel is the world's top exporter of drones, the world's co-leader (along with the US) in the development, manufacturing and launching of small and medium size satellites, the sixth largest exporter of military systems, the 2nd largest cyber exporter
Aug 31, 2014 - 12:12:51 AM

Tom DeWeese
The "Humanitarian Crisis" and the Coming Crime Wave in U.S. Cities
What many, blinded by their compassion, are not seeing, is the reality of what this modern day version of Castro's infamous Muriel Boat Lift will bring to U.S. cites in coming months and years. That's because only about 20% of those now rushing across the border are actually innocent children. Many more are dangerous felons, members of murderous gangs, and some are even Middle Eastern terrorists avoiding the TSA.
Aug 20, 2014 - 12:20:08 AM

Jim Kouri
Ferguson riot: National police leaders blast Obama remarks
"I'll bet a month's pay that Obama -- if faced with what cops faced in Ferguson -- would fold like a cheap camera. You've heard of the Monday morning [football] quarterbacks? Obama is the Monday morning Commander in Chief," said former police detective and security manager Kiernan Flaherty. "He [behaves] as if he gets paid by the word."
Aug 17, 2014 - 12:17:31 AM

Guest Column
Aliyah (immigration) wave -- if not now, when?!
The window of opportunity for the arrival of 500,000 Olim, during the next five years, is wide open -- temporarily - in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, England, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, Argentina and other countries. It is wide open due to the intensification of anti-Semitism; non-democratic trends and instability in Russia and Ukraine; the expansion of aggressive (and soon terrorist) Islam in Europe; Israel's relative economic edge; and the impressive Jewish/Zionist education infrastructure in the aforementioned countries, which have cultivated pro-Aliyah sentiments.
Aug 17, 2014 - 12:15:21 AM

Opinion
IS: a greater threat than many in America realize
The self-declared "Islamic State," formerly known as ISIS/ISIL, is a direct threat to America--and a greater threat than many in America realize. Moreover, the Islamic State reportedly has recruits from the U.S., Great Britain, Western Europe and just about every Islamic nation around the globe--some 20,000 fighters by some estimates. There have been public demonstrations in support of the Islamic State in The Netherlands, Austria and Indonesia. But, most ominously, the Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has promised to "see us in New York."
Aug 15, 2014 - 12:20:14 AM

Ed Feulner
Our National GPS Device
Among the highlights of this year's report: The family tax burden. The amount of money extracted from our paychecks is a good place to start. According to Heritage chief economist Stephen Moore, that tax burden has grown from about 5 percent of national income a century ago to almost 20 percent today. It's 1.7 percentage points higher today than it was in 2004. And -- color me shocked! -- that rise corresponds roughly to the rise in government spending.
Aug 10, 2014 - 12:30:00 AM

Guest Column
US Posture of Deterrence and Islamic Terrorism
The Arab Tsunami-driven threat of Islamic terrorism is not limited to the pro-US Arab regimes. It has afflicted India (the largest victim of Islamic terrorism), China (XinjIang province), Russia (Chechnya), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Africa. It constitutes a clear and present threat to Europe and the US mainland, emboldened by US ideological and operational ambiguity and indecisiveness.
Aug 10, 2014 - 12:27:41 AM

Ed Feulner
The Trouble with Banning Trans Fats
If the amount of artificial trans fats we consume is a problem, it's one we already have well in hand. In 2003, we were consuming 4.6 grams per day, or 2 percent of a 2,000-calorie diet. By 2012, this number had dropped to only 1 gram of trans fat per day, or 0.5 percent of the typical adult diet. In short, even without the FDA trying to restrict consumption, we've had a remarkable 78 percent reduction. The Institute of Medicine recommends that trans fat consumption should be as low as possible, not that we should seek to consume zero trans fat, whether artificial or natural. Yet the FDA is trying to eliminate the consumption of artificial trans fat. Why?
Aug 8, 2014 - 9:15:56 AM

Tom DeWeese
The Chilling Effect of Domestic Spying
Think, think, and then think some more about how the chilling effect impacts our right to free speech, freedom to associate with others, right to seek redress, and right to peacefully assemble. The chilling effect created as a result of the surveillance state is a perfect example of the cure being worse than the disease. Just as taking the oxygen out of the air we breathe would kill each of us, the chilling effect of a surveillance state smothers the freedom so important to the survival of our constitutional republic.
Aug 8, 2014 - 4:35:39 AM

Guest Column
The last chance for the middle class
This took me by surprise. How could a local story about a grocery store I've been shopping at for the past three decades have any interest around the world? The answer is obvious because the world is full of middle class people who are trying to survive. There is also a very small majority of wealthy people who were lucky to be at the right place at the right time. The problem is the wealthy people want more wealth in their lives while the middle class simply want a life.
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:25:50 AM

Jim Kouri
Iranian leaders: Jews are heirs to Nazis, Israel must be eliminated
Gen. Safavi claims that his country's reaction to the U.S. and Israeli threats should be to push for uniting the Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa. He also said that the Muslim countries could eliminate Israel economically by working together.
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:17:32 AM

Guest Column
Israel in Gaza and an Upside Down World
If nothing else, Kerry was successful at doing something few have been able to accomplish, unite Jews in Israel to rally around the leadership of Prime Minister Netanyahu. According to a poll taken at the University of Haifa, ninety one percent (91%) of Israeli Jews support his self-defense campaign and a continuation of Operation Protective Edge. Only 4.2% believe the operation is a "mistake."
Aug 3, 2014 - 6:33:46 AM

Guest Column
Don't Cry, for us Israelis
So by all means, cry for the Palestinian people - men women and children- whose duly elected leadership has callously left them without protection from just retribution for their terrorist crimes. Who took their aid money and are living in Qatar in five star hotels building shopping centers for themselves. Who built terrorist tunnels under their homes, mosques, hospitals and schools, and recruited their sons to die for Allah, while they sit in bunkers waiting for the U.N. to rescue them.
Aug 3, 2014 - 6:25:18 AM

Guest Column
Can President Obama Pressure Israel Effectively?
Contrary to President Obama and all prior US presidents (since 1948), Congress has displayed systematic and sweeping bi-partisan support of the Jewish state, which constitutes one of the very few bi-partisan consensus topics on an otherwise highly polarized Capitol Hill. In fact, since the conclusion of the 1993 Oslo Accords -- when Israel ceded the Gaza Strip and 40% of Judea and Samaria to the PLO - many US legislators have outflanked Israeli prime ministers from the hawkish side.
Aug 3, 2014 - 6:20:48 AM

Tom DeWeese
Panic in "Sustainable City"
Watch and learn America. This is how tyrants react to anyone who dares to challenge them. As is always the case, their tactic is a scorched earth policy to lash out in every direction with vicious force in hopes that something will stick....All of these are examples of massive government overreach using the excuse of protecting the environment or controlling development or containing sprawl, or, in short, Sustainable Development.
Aug 3, 2014 - 6:15:23 AM

Guest Column
An abnormal man's definition of normal
Normality is the basis for discrimination and segregation. Fear fuels these concepts because if someone isn't like you or whom you know then it has to be abnormal. It also becomes a threat to all you know as being normal.
Aug 1, 2014 - 1:20:33 AM

Guest Column
Scammer Infantino's Headquarters Not Real
To run his international scams, John D. Infantino, along with the mostly non-existent employees of his numerous Limited Liability Corporations, rarely ever actually occupies any office spaces. Though he promotes his LLCs as multimillion dollar entities doing numerous property development and property/asset management jobs internationally. Infantino rarely really does anything he says he does.
Aug 1, 2014 - 1:10:28 AM

Jim Kouri
House report advises eliminating IRS commissioner job, ACA management
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a total revamping of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), accusing the agency of being a political group rather than a nonpartisan government collection agency, according to the House pf Representatives Oversight Committee's latest report titled, "Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions."
Aug 1, 2014 - 1:07:47 AM

Michael Devolin
Israel: A Necessary State
This piece is intended as an excoriation directed at the utter stupidity and imprudence of those Jewish rabbis and sects like Neturei Karta who today asseverate that Zionism, any Zionism, should not even exist, and in what can only be described as sociopathic screeds contend against the rest of Jewry with the argument that "Zionism" is antithetical to real and literal Judaism. Neturei Karta believe that the "Zionist State of Israel" is a temporary illusion and that it will one day, in a future on which they hinge all their inculpation of their fellow Jews, be nothing more than a memory.
Jul 31, 2014 - 2:15:01 AM

Guest Column
Assessing Secretary Kerry's Proposal
In order to survive in the conflict-ridden Middle East, Israel must embrace reality -- as costly as it may be -- and reject imagination, wishful-thinking and make- believe, as tempting as they may be.
Jul 31, 2014 - 2:10:26 AM

Guest Column
Infantino's Website False List of Clients
Some of those people may become victims of International Super Scammer John Infantino Federal. It is reasonably doubtful that any of the entities listed below has ever had a successful relationship with John D. Infantino Federal. He fouled up some development projects so completely that no honest, capable developers have been able to make the development projects successful.
Jul 31, 2014 - 1:55:14 AM

Guest Column
What all parents should understand about "Common Core Standards"
I don't understand why each state can't put their resources into local schools run by the people who live in the town. We have the infrastructure in place with school boards, superintendents, principals, and guidance officials. The, "No Child Left Behind" program cost our schools and neighborhoods massive amounts of tax dollars. The question is how much will the "Common Core Standards" program cost? During the years 2000 -- 2002, the NCLB program cost New Hampshire $224,803,072. This was an increase of $1022 per student. The NCLB program gave New Hampshire $102.00 per student. This information was from "New Hampshire School Administration Association dated March 24, 2004.
Jul 30, 2014 - 7:35:37 AM

Guest Column
John Infantino's Ship of Fools
Hardly anyone will take my word for it, and no one else seems to be doing any web searches to see that John D. Infantino was running over twenty scams - each being a multimillion dollar property development deal - all at about the same time. Because many people around the world are riding in a Ship of Fools - with John David Infantino at the command.
Jul 30, 2014 - 7:30:32 AM

Editor's Desk
Welcome to Magic City's Newest Book Reviewer, Laure McCourt Lopez
Today on behalf of the Magic City Morning Star team I would like to welcome our latest book reviewer, Laure McCourt Lopez. Laure has a special interest in both Christian and Children's books, and is currently reading her way through quite of list of books requested by her and graciously sent to her by the various publicists with whom I am in constant contact.
Jul 27, 2014 - 4:15:13 AM

Jim Kouri
Obama ignored intelligence warnings on Iraqi terrorist surge
"It never ceases to amaze me how America's Commander in Chief, Barack Obama, is busy raising funds for the Democratic Party, hobnobbing with the rich and famous in Hollywood, playing golf and taking extravagant trips but he appears to either be out-of-touch or completely uncaring about the nation's security and well-being. And he gets away with it!" said political strategist and former criminal defense attorney Mike Barker.
Jul 27, 2014 - 4:10:31 AM

Guest Column
International Super Scammer John D. Infantino
Some years ago, I wrote and published - on Magic City - articles about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs developing VA Medical Centers into residential, retail and commercial office developments. Called "public/private" projects, because it is public properties being developed by private companies. John D. Infantino owns one of the private companies that the VA signed a lease with and that long term lease was for Maryland's Fort Howard VAMC, which is where I prefer receiving VA medical care. Infantino lost that lease, because he never accomplished much towards getting the development project going.
Jul 27, 2014 - 4:05:39 AM

Guest Column
Rockets, Borders, and "Proportionality"
During January terrorists ambushed a train, kidnapped 18 innocent civilians, and ruthlessly murdered them in cold blood. They followed this atrocity several weeks later when 1500 of them again breached the border and staged another brutal attack, sacking a city, leaving another 19 dead in the street... these events actually occurred during January 1916. The leader was Pancho Villa. The Government was the United States of America, the massacre took place in Columbus, New Mexico. And The contingent of 6000 troops was commanded by General John Pershing.
Jul 23, 2014 - 2:27:00 AM

Ed Feulner
Unions Putting the Squeeze on Home Health Care Workers
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) likes to present itself as the champion of the little guy. But officials of SEIU Healthcare -- "the fastest-growing union of healthcare, child care, home care and nursing home workers in the Midwest" -- aren't averse to a little high-living. For example, in FY 2013 officials of SEIU's Illinois-Indiana healthcare division (SEIU-HCII) chalked up more than $1.1 million in travel expenses -- $13,000 of it on D.C. hotel expenses rung up at President Obama's second inaugural.
Jul 23, 2014 - 2:25:26 AM

Guest Column
Regret is an ugly and stupid word
Another common regret was being scared to try something new. I thought that waking up in the morning was trying something new. Why does trying something different have to be grandiose? Why can't it be something like eating asparagus or taking a walk in a park or down a new beach? One doen't have to regret they never started a corporation, jumping off a cliff, or even writing a book? Now that one could turn into a regret but as I stated before what is done is done.
Jul 22, 2014 - 12:12:24 AM

Doug Wrenn
Bespectacled, Bewildered...Be Careful!
They say every time a bell rings that means an angel got his wings. Not true. Every time a bell rings, it's a cash register, and some optician just paid off his mortgage thanks to another poor, unsuspecting schmuck who has become the newest victim of these torturous little demons known as progressive lenses.
Jul 20, 2014 - 3:22:30 AM

Jim Kouri
Hamas rockets found hidden in United Nations school in Gaza
About 20 rockets suspected of being stashed by Islamist terrorists in Gaza were discovered inside of a United Nations-run school located in the Gaza Strip, according to Middle Eastern news reports. The facility is run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which admitted in a press statement that the rockets, suspected of belonging to Hamas, were discovered during a routine building inspection.
Jul 20, 2014 - 3:20:28 AM

Guest Column
The Palestinian issue in perspective
Putting the Palestinian issue in its proper intra-Arab perspective is a prerequisite for a realistic Middle East policy (focusing on "smothering sandstorms," not on "tumbleweeds"), for any progress in the "peace process," and for the survival of Jordan and other pro-US Arab regimes, which face clear and present Islamic terrorist danger. They realize that the outcome of the Hamas-Israel war may either embolden or deter their mortal enemies.
Jul 20, 2014 - 3:15:56 AM

Guest Column
The New York Times and the Ceasefire Crowd
So the question remains, will Israel again accede to the pious exhortations of the International community, or finally take into account the longterm safety of its citizenry and finally finish Hamas off? Only time will tell. The only certainty I have is my uncle was correct, fish do taste better when wrapped in the New York Times.
Jul 16, 2014 - 7:00:19 PM

Opinion
Obama's Manufactured Illegal Alien Crisis
So, how did these folks all-at-once decide to break our borders? Simple, YOUR tax dollars were spent in radio, television and newspaper ads across Mexico and Central America that guaranteed safe crossing of our borders. Obama's evil plan even included sending cash payments to churches across that region for distribution to the illegal aliens as a form of "walking around money", meaning walking around our border protection and making a mockery of America's legal system. And now, Barack Obama is demanding that John Boehner give him $3.7 billion
Jul 14, 2014 - 12:20:06 AM

Jim Kouri
Texas lawmaker, governor blame Obama for creating 'refugee camps'
Texas officials on Thursday claimed that President Barack Obama and his administration are turning U.S. military installations into "'refugee camps" instead of working to secure the U.S.-Mexico border as a human tsunami illegal alien children flood the nation's immigration system.
Jul 14, 2014 - 12:10:27 AM

Guest Column
Ceasefire/Containment is no longer an option
The goal of Israel's war against Hamas' terrorism -- which has systematically and deliberately launched missiles at civilians - must not be another ceasefire, but the devastation of the entire infrastructure of Hamas' fire - logistically, operationally, financially, educationally and politically...the murder of almost 3,000 Americans on 9/11 was ignited by the frail US response to a systematic campaign of Islamic terrorism, beginning with the 1983 murder of 300 US Marines at the US Embassy and Marines Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon (while the US brutally opposed Israel's war on the PLO)...
Jul 14, 2014 - 12:05:50 AM

Scheme of Things
All Those Choices
"Really?!" Those near me in the grocery aisle could hardly miss the irritation in my voice. All I wanted on that Saturday of errands, on my last stop of the day, was to get in and out quickly so I could go home and get things ready for a family movie night.
Jul 11, 2014 - 5:51:00 PM

Tom DeWeese
Stopping Agenda 21: Equipping Citizens to Fight Back
Our battle to expose and stop Agenda 21 has grown more intense over the past few months. More counties and states across the nation are taking action against the dictates of self-proclaimed stakeholder groups to reject sustainablist policies. From Virginia to California, citizens are demanding protection of their property rights and more state legislatures are addressing their demands.
Jul 9, 2014 - 9:03:25 PM

Jim Kouri
Lawmakers, Border agents call for deportations of 'Obama's kids'
During the Sunday morning news shows, a number of Republicans and advocates for legal immigration called on The President Barack Obama to deport the children -- and adults hiding among them -- as they amass at the Texas border and that deportation should to take place immediately.
Jul 8, 2014 - 7:45:30 PM

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