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R.P. BenDedek

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

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

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

Apr 7, 2014 - 12:02:07 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Conflict, Comics, Cuisine
In addition to five book reviews and seven articles from authors, today's Book Basket lists Ten books. "The Tiger's Den" by T. Jack Lewis, (WWII Japanese Expansion), "In Search of Shipki La" by John Pollard ('70's Draft Doger), "The Kiss" by Camelia Rose (Intrigue and passion), "A Conflict of Interest" by MJ Greene (corruption Afghanistan), "They Don't Have Horses on the Moon: Daisylands" by Raoul Hawkins (Futuristic fun novel), "The Wrath of a Mediocre Hero" by A.T. Sarfo (Teenage novel written by a teenager), "Tribute: Lewis Carroll - Author of Alice in Wonderland" by Michael L. Frizell (Comic about Carroll), "Marsh Township Sanitary District" by John Kevin Scariano (humorous nonfiction discussing mucky realities), "Taste of Tanzania: Modern Swahili Recipes for the West" by Miriam Kinunda and finally "License to Steal: Truth and Justice Are Inseparable" By Ray W. Rowney, Jr. (about the corrupt legal system).
Feb 9, 2014 - 12:25:28 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Disliking the President: The Race Card.
It sometimes feels that today a white person cannot say anything about a 'non-white' without being accused of being a racist. Yesterday I came across an article that I thought was very interesting, because it not only talked negatively about President Obama, but well and truly dispensed with the 'racist' accusation. Here is a small part of that article:
Feb 8, 2014 - 12:10:02 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Stupid Constitution of USA - Bill of Rights Rubbish
"The land of the free" will be lost when "the home of the brave" changes owners. "The land of the slaves and the home of the cowards" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
Feb 1, 2014 - 2:23:03 AM

R.P. BenDedek
The Current State of Egypt's Youth and Future
Safe and secure in our western democratic and free societies where "mere words" can bring down the wrath of the politically correct on someone, I would like to bring to your attention these two articles and their excerpts that might perhaps put western objections to minor discomfort and views about 'MY human rights' into a broader perspective.... When you look at what is going on in the world it certainly puts (by comparison) the comfortable western life into perspective. The amount of angst one can see recorded in places like Australia - my own country - is I think disproportionate to the relative 'ease' of the lifestyle there.
Feb 1, 2014 - 2:10:46 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? Just for Adults
This week in the Book Basket apart from six (6) articles contributed by various book authors, we are providing the promotional material on nine (9) adult books, by which I mean - 'not suitable for children.' The books are: "Blinded By The Night" By Charles Pringle (An Adult Novel set in Japan); "Cairo Unzipped!" By Mona Fuad (True story about the mistress of Egypt's King Farouk); "My Three Angels" By Rodney Timms (Memoir of an abuse victim's climb to reclaim his life); "Believe" by Jan Walters (A time travel romance novel); "Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny" by Dr. Nick Nicholson; "Indulgence" by Caitlyn Black (a titillating fan fiction book); "How to Knock a Bravebird From Her Perch" by D. Bryant Simmons (novel about secrecy that surrounds abuse); "Becoming" Dr. Peter J. Morry (a novel examining and challenging inner beliefs and behaviors) and "Legally Wed" by Rick R. Reed (Gay marriage love story)
Jan 19, 2014 - 12:17:27 AM

R.P. BenDedek
R.P. BenDedek Book Review: 'The Travelers' by J.L. Sconce
I enjoyed reading 'The Travelers' by Joseph Sconce but recognize that it may have limited appeal. If you can get beyond your own 'theological' perspectives, I think that you will find this an interesting book to read. The story (written from a Swedenborg perspective) is about the afterlife and as such it might not be a topic of interest to many people and certainly not to those with a 'set in stone' theology. It is also a very long book of more than 600 pages. With a background in Theology, Psychology and Sociology I personally found the book extremely interesting. Mr. Sconce's perceptive understanding of human nature is quite obvious and the tale -- irrespective of one's theology -- provides fine insight into the way humans interact or perhaps more to the point - 'react.'
Jan 17, 2014 - 7:33:01 AM

R.P. BenDedek
70's Sexual Appetites
Today I received promotional Material for Margo Landry's new book, and decided that given her age I had better highlight the book immediately. Margo Landry was born in Seattle and attended the University of Washington, then became a stewardess for United Airlines before marrying Ron Landry in NYC.
Jan 15, 2014 - 12:17:30 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the book basket this week? Facts and Fantasy
In addition to a list of eight author contributions to Magic City this week is a list of newly published books on topics that range from wartime politics and love to fighting serious illnesses to novels meant to inspire and entertain. This week's basket of goodies includes: "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East" by Caroline Glick, "Comes A Soldier's Whisper" by Jenny La Sala (WWII correspondence from her father), "Avalon Bay, a Jewelry Hunter Thriller" (novel) by Ronald von Freymann, "Clean Cuisine" by Ivy Larson & Andrew Larson, M.D. (winning the battle against some serious diseases), and "I am Angelo" (a novel by Russian Immigrant) Ekaterina Yuvasheva.
Jan 12, 2014 - 12:20:26 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Only the Arab Christians Understand Middle East Truth
Often completely unaddressed in the West is the fact that Christians are the largest persecuted minority in the world," states Open Doors USA President and CEO Dr. David Curry. Only in one place in the entire Middle East do the Christian Arabs get freedom of religion as well as equality...we see young Christian Arab citizens, wanting to join in alliance with the Jewish State. They already know that no one will be waiting for them out there, in the cold Christian winter.
Jan 11, 2014 - 2:32:58 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket: Love and Relationships
In today's Book Basket we look at "The Red-Haired Man", by Marie Tapia, "The Other Side of The Ice" by Sprague Theobald, "Rising from the Ashes" by Dr. Akiko Mikamo, and "Do You Live on Purpose?" by Sanford McMurray.
Jan 5, 2014 - 12:30:00 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Fundamental American Hypocrisy: A Jewish Child Asks "Why?"
11-year-old Roi Fogel, whose parents and three siblings were brutally murdered by Arab terrorists in the Shomron town of Itamar in 2011, wants to know why the Israeli government is releasing terrorist murderers.... These prisoners are not 'political prisoners.' They are not 'freedom fighters.' They are not soldiers. They are cold blooded killers of men, women and children. One of these has more value to the Obama Administration than all of Israel put together since the history of Israel is merely a myth, probably fabricated by the early Christian church no doubt.
Jan 1, 2014 - 1:50:01 AM

R.P. BenDedek
The 'United Nations' L-i-e-s
In 2005 whilst studying in Wuhan City China, I was talking with a group of Muslims from Middle Eastern countries and I asked them what would happen if Israel agreed to all the demands placed on it. They burst out laughing and said: 'There would be no Israel!' I for one simply cannot understand why it is that people who would like to be known as 'humanitarians'; as 'non-discriminatory' individuals; as 'lovers of justice,' are not people who love truth, but are people who love self-righteous ideology. Perhaps there is something to be said for the writings of Saint Paul...
Dec 29, 2013 - 12:25:28 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the book basket this week?" A mixed bag of books
We haven't really published anything during the past week but that isn't stopping us from providing four (4) books in this week's Book Basket for your consideration. There is Beverly Stacy Dittmer's "Breast Cancer: The Unplanned Journey"; Promise Dixon's 'Ni--er Who?" (about the 'N' word); Paul Daly's "The 4th of May" (growing up in post-WW2 communist hungary); and Michael O'Shea's "Blood on the Risers" (an authentic look at what it was like to serve in the Vietnam War
Dec 29, 2013 - 12:20:05 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Photograph of the Week: A Surprise for the Teacher
These photographs may not appear to be very special but to me they represent one aspect of why I love living in China. These photographs were taken in my apartment on Christmas night, Wednesday 25th 2013. The four boys that might appear to you to look like Santa's Helpers, are in fact some of my 'first-year' college students.

Dec 29, 2013 - 12:02:16 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Dealing with Suicide at Christmas
'Violent death at the hands of 'ordinary' citizens' does not automatically mean as it does in the link above, that some person has physically bashed someone to death, but as can be found from time to time in the media, it can mean kids killing themselves because they can no longer cope with the downright 'ugly and abusive' behavior of 'ordinary citizens,' - citizens like 'YOUR' kids. How often have you heard someone say "I'm going to destroy him/her?" They really mean it until someone actually does die.
Dec 23, 2013 - 10:30:34 PM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? - Spirituality and Religion
In addition to a list of articles published by various book authors this week, and a recap on what books were reviewed this week, this week's book basket provides readers with publicity material for Seven (7) books related in an ever so general way to Religion and Spirituality. We have "Life Is a Game" by DJ Con, "Sunday Morning Stickup: What Your Pastor Doesn't Want You To Know About Tithes" By David Lee, "The Veil is Broken" Thomas Kaut, "The Dead Do Speak to Us" by Dayton Foster, "Ragnarok: The Hammer" by Brian James. "The Travelers: The Wonders of Journeying in the Afterlife" by J.L. Sconce, "Musings of a Lifetime Bible Teacher" by Larry Blacketer
Dec 22, 2013 - 5:17:04 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Shock and Horrors and Smug Vindication
Over the last five years anyone who has stood up to declare that there is something 'amiss' about President Obama has been howled down as a 'racist.' One cannot say anything negative about the man because he is 'black' and to do so constitutes 'racism.' But many have withstood the accusations, and one of these was a writer here at Magic City by the name of J. Grant Swank - a religious minister. Well! Enough said! Crackpot, blind fool fundamentalist! What would he know! Rev. Swank took a lot of heat from a lot of people, but in view of Jim Kouri's report listed above I have listed below just three articles that Rev. Swank published about Obama. I leave it to you to determine if he was on the money or not.
Dec 22, 2013 - 5:07:14 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What is Racism?
As the Australian Prime Minister John Howard recently said, "You don't demonstrate tolerance towards minorities by apologising for your own heritage. You don't win tolerant brownie points by pretending to be something that you're not".
Dec 19, 2013 - 4:15:00 AM

R.P. BenDedek
359 Bombers Over Berchtesgaden - Excerpt from Insula-Island of Hope
On the morning of 4 May, when the troops of U.S. Third Infantry Division crossed into Landkreis (County) of Berchtesgaden, its Landrat, (Councilman) Emil Jacob, the most important official had left. Even the local party leaders, the Kreisleiter and the Ortsgruppenleiter, had also taken to the mountains. At two o'clock in the afternoon, Jacob drove in his car to meet the Americans and surrender the town.
Dec 18, 2013 - 4:52:31 AM

R.P. BenDedek
What's in the Book Basket This Week? - Kids Books!
In addition to the list of book authors who have contributed articles to Magic City Morning Star this week, we have details of Six (6) children's books by various authors which have not yet been reviewed by Magic City Morning Star members. There is "Mert, The Anxious Evergreen" by Claire Bowman, "David's Miracle" by A.D. Erving, "Travels with Gannon & Wyatt" by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet, "The Dead Cattle Ranch Mystery" by Madeleine Carroll, "The Adventures of Ruy Diver" by Miriam Salinas and "Grandma's Yarn" by Waneta Worstine
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:13:41 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Photograph of the Week: What Crazy Foreigners Do in the USA
This is just one photograph from an article published today titled: "An Aussie on the loose in the USA : Gail Kelsey at a Hootenanny"

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:02:00 AM

R.P. BenDedek
Excerpt from: "The Travelers: The Wonders of Journeying in the Afterlife" by J.L. Sconce
Today author Joseph Lima Sconce has provided us with an excerpt from his book "The Travelers: The Wonders of Journeying in the Afterlife". We at Magic City Morning Star are happy to help authors promote their books if they provide us with something other than advertising. The main theme of the book is that the afterlife is real and substantial and that all of us, when we arrive there at some point, will soon realize this. Our spiritual bodies are very much like our natural bodies, except that the spiritual bodies are in perfect shape. Life in the afterlife is, at least superficially, very much like life on Earth. People in the spiritual world live in real places: beautiful cities or country locations in heaven, and noisome slums in hell. People there work as they do on Earth--willingly and joyously in heaven, not so in hell.
Dec 10, 2013 - 12:23:15 AM

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Navy Underwater Archaeologist Brings Naval History to the Surface
Why Is My Kid Shutting Me Out?
Christian Book Basket Magic City (4)
"Scrape O the Timber Pon Stone" by William A. Salmon
Today in History
April 18 - Today in History
April 17 - Today in History
Life Speaks Your Language
I have a mom. But who is my dad?
Giving the gift of Freedom
Tax Hypocrisy
Agenda 21
Grassroots Call for Lawmakers to Kill Loaded TxDot Sunset Bill
REAL ID: Connecting the Dots to an International ID
Book Reviews
Jarod Chen Book Review: "Her Name is Sophia" by Anna B. Moyer
Milt Gross Book review: "The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
Looking Forward
Photo of the Week: New Book Release - The Titleless Leader
Magic City Morning Star Archives
Discontinued Columns
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Download a copy of Understanding Sustainable Development, a Guide for Public Officials
Transforming America: Sustainable Development
Buy a copy of America's Choice: Liberty or Sustainable Development, a 6-hour DVD
Were our Founding Fathers Christians or Deists?
Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!
WDR Directory of Directories