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Guest Column
Medical Benefits of Cannabis
In 1982, the Canadian federal government approved the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the highest level of laws in the country. Section One of this Charter says all laws must be demonstrably justified, before they are valid. More specifically, "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. Demonstrable justification requires true and proven harm to have been produced by the person, before harmful punishment can legally be imposed on the person. When people consume marijuana and no related harm is done, man-made laws against such actions and people cannot be demonstrably justified.
Oct 22, 2014 - 6:47:05 AM

National
The Gay Agenda : To Destroy Democracy
The city of Coeur d'Alene is threatening to throw the owners of a wedding chapel in jail for 180 days and fine them $1,000 per day, for every day that they continue to hold true to their Christian faith.
Oct 22, 2014 - 6:45:12 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

Christianity
Christian Book Basket Magic City (15)
We have promotional material for four books in the Christian book basket this week. These are: "Playing Saint" by Zachary Bartels; "Proof God Exists" by Gene Peterson; "Sign of the Red Heifer and the Four Horsemen" by Melissa W. Lake and "Growing Future Leaders" by Dr. Tony Keys some of which has previously been serialized at both Magic City and Kingscalendar.com
Oct 22, 2014 - 6:40:39 AM

Today in History
October 22 - Today in History
Today is October 22.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 22, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Features
18 Short Stories about love in British & Indian Culture
'Love and its trials' is the keynote that rings throughout the whole book emitting a kind of warm scents like the cinnamon tree woods. To some people this book reflects the theme of multiculturalism, fusing British and Indian culture together in one receptacle of a hot cauldron. However, my sole intention was to write about people focusing on the complexity of their psyche, not about culture. The book deals with different kinds of love - parental love, romantic love, spiritual love, narcissistic love, love for one's convictions and culture, love for one's nostalgic past and faith.
Oct 21, 2014 - 11:30:25 AM

Features
Mother, Mother, What Do You See?
Mother, I don't know how long I have in this world, but as long as there is life in this body, I will strive to reach that mountaintop. I owe it to the unfulfilled dreams of you and Father, to plant our flag on its highest peak. Like some my heart embraces the wisdom of Harriet du Autremont, "No vision and you parish; no ideal, and you are lost; your heart must cherish some faith at all cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, some rainbow in the sky, some melody to sing to, some service that is high."
Oct 21, 2014 - 11:28:51 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

Today in History
October 21 - Today in History
Today is October 21.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 21, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 20 - Today in History
Today is October 20.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 20, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Down the Road
Fall or autumn
Even when they spoke of fall, they couldn't agree when, exactly, it took place. In the 17th and 18th centuries, dictionaries by both Thomas Blount and Samuel Johnson noted that some thought that fall began in August and ended in November, while others contested that it began in September (at the equinox) and ended in December (with the solstice)."
Oct 19, 2014 - 6:12:56 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

Book Reviews
Milt Gross Book Review: "The Binghams of Louisville" by David Leon Chandler and Mary Voelz Chandler
It's the alleged tale of a wealthy man and his family, whose money came from Standard Oil and other companies, including a railroad and real estate. The story is that his wife became ill, and the wealthy man hired a couple of physicians he knew to care for her. Neither doctor specialized in the wife's illness, and she eventually died. As I read, it became intriguing, especially as this is billed as a true story. I also wondered if any libel suits had been filed or acted on since the book was published in 1987.
Oct 19, 2014 - 6:05:24 AM

Today in History
October 19 - Today in History
Today is October 19.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 19, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 18 - Today in History
Today is October 18.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 18, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 17 - Today in History
Today is October 17.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 17, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

State
Maine Receives $35 Million in Federal Funds to Help Families with Energy Costs
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Maine will receive more than $35 million in federal funding from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program assists qualifying families with their home heating and energy costs during the winter.
Oct 16, 2014 - 6:54:29 AM

Guest Column
Is Israel Ostracized?
The elitist media outlets of Israel, Western Europe and the USA are wrong! Israel is increasingly appreciated and embraced - not ostracized -- by the global community. In defiance of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement in Britain, and despite the Gaza War, Israel's exports to Britain, and the Israel-Britain trade balance, surged by 38% and 28% respectively from January-August, 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, expanding employment in both countries. In addition, 37 Israeli-British mergers & acquisitions and British stock market IPOs occurred during the same period.
Oct 16, 2014 - 6:51:17 AM

Today in History
October 16 - Today in History
Today is October 16.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 16, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Tom DeWeese
Have you read my book -- Now Tell Me I Was Wrong?
They called themselves the Kitchen Militia. And we were betrayed by Republicans who led the way to pass this socialist revolution in our schools. In my book I detail that fight and I name the names of the Republicans who forced it through by any means, including lies and secret deals. Just to give you an idea of what I reported: as the vote was about to take place on Workforce Development Boards, a measure that I had personally helped to defeat three times, the Republican Senator who was sponsoring the bill told his fellow senators that I and Phyllis Schlafly were now supporting the bill. That lie got it passed.
Oct 15, 2014 - 9:15:18 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

Today in History
October 15 - Today in History
Today is October 15.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 15, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 14 - Today in History
Today is October 14.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 14, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 13 - Today in History
Today is October 13.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 13, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Down the Road
On with retirement
I remember when I used to walk fast on the mountain trails, a nice memory which probably won't be repeated in the near future. I recall the Beehive in Acadia National Park, where I didn't fall hundreds of feet into the ocean but felt like I would; I remember climbing Katahdin six times, which I won't be doing again in the near future; I recall climbing Mount Washington, seeing snow in August and almost losing a teenager who left us at the top and legged it pretty fast for the bottom -- but got turned around until a ranger called us at the top to tell us where the kid was; I remember the slippery leaves on the trail up Mount Batti in Camden, where I slipped back in the day when slipping was no big deal.
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:17:12 AM

Book Reviews
R.P. BenDedek Review: "The Living Rainbow" by Amy LaNiece Stewart
The illustrations are very colorful and the rhymes with their messages are interesting. Not everyone will find teaching on Chakras to be their cup of tea, but for those who don't mind or positively understand chakras then this is a colorful but simple style of presentation designed to arouse awareness in young children of important life lessons. There is a strong emphasis on God and Love and the following is an example of the lessons taught.
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:15:05 AM

Opinion
Terror coming to US: Sobering report from Act for America
Meanwhile, the clash between the Kurds and Yazidis with the Islamic State savages in Syria has spilled over to other regions, specifically Germany, where Kurds and Yazidis held marches demonstrating against IS. In what has to be considered concrete evidence of widespread support for IS among Germany's Muslim community, hundreds of Muslims confronted the demonstrators. 23 people were injured in the subsequent violence. Japanese authorities are investigating a group in their country who planned to travel to Syria to fight for IS. The US Army has issued a warning to US military personnel and families about the threat of attacks here in the US from IS jihadists who have been instructed to scour press reports and social media for locations where military families live.
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:12:28 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

Book Reviews
Milt Gross Book Review: "Becoming Joey Fizz" by Stuart A. McKeever
The story itself is okay, taking the reader from Korea through the hero's youth and start as an adult in some pretty seedy parts of New York City. The story goes into a lot of detail about crime, criminals, and the New York City justice system. Some lengthy side stories don't seem to have enough relevance to the basic story to justify their length and detail. It ends with Joey's move to the suburbs, being married, and far too many details about the other characters in the book.
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:05:11 AM

Today in History
October 12 - Today in History
Today is October 12.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 12, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Ed Feulner
Our Great Charter of Liberty
When July 4 rolls around, there's no mistaking it. There are fireworks, parades and other patriotic tributes to our Declaration of Independence. But if you're like most Americans, September 17 comes and goes without any fanfare.
Oct 11, 2014 - 1:53:09 AM

Today in History
October 11 - Today in History
Today is October 11.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 11, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Features
Your Wife has Cancer
My wife was a cherished elementary school teacher and was very active in our local church. During her cancer journey, she received so many cards and homemade gifts and tokens of love that we didn't have enough space to display all of them for her to see and enjoy. On her birthday, April 6, 2013, my son and I decided to cut down a tree from our property and put it up in our living room where we could hang all of the expressions of faith and love that she'd received. We called the tree her "Luvya Tree." She was so deeply moved by the tree and it became such a great source of encouragement for her. From that day until she died on April 27th, excluding nights in the hospital, she slept in a bed next to the Luvya Tree.
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:40:21 PM

Features
7 Friendship Ingredients to Implement in Marriage
Relationship problems occur because we do for our spouse what our individual preferences and desires would be, rather than what is important for them. Sometimes, basic qualities that contribute to good friendships -- sacrifice for each other and appreciating each other -- also go by the wayside in our marriages. Healthy friendships avoid pitfalls that often our spousal relationships fall into. I've listed below 7 of the top ingredients that catapult friendships and are highly valuable in our spousal relationships."
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:35:15 PM

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

Features
Find peace in the Gospel of Thomas
I came to know and respect a different Jesus than the traditional biblical one. In reconciling these two versions of Jesus I found that scholarship had long held views that contradicted the ideas of prophecy, amongst other things. The version of Jesus that made the most sense in the end was the Jesus we meet in the 114 Jesus sayings recorded in the Gospel of Thomas.
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:20:07 PM

News
FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors
Oakland, CA -- On Friday, October 3, 2014, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a class of approximately 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. FedEx faces liability to these drivers for millions of dollars for illegally deducting from their wages FedEx's business costs, such as FedEx branded uniforms, FedEx scanners, and lost or damaged packages, and for overtime compensation, and penalties.
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:15:28 PM

Christianity
Christian Book Basket Magic City (14)
For a variety of reasons not all Christian books end up in the Christian Book Basket but this week there are Ten (10) books listed in the Christian Book Basket. These are: "Does It Really Say That in the Bible?" By Katie Hoyt McNabb; "All In God's Glory" by Curtis Cliff Kell ; "Why Did Jesus Have to Die?" By Chris Conrad; "From Darkness To Light" by Donna Thorpe; "House of Living Stones" by Katie Schuermann; "Perilous Times: Blow the Trumpet in Zion" By Jim D. Costello; "A Brief Outline of Religious History and the Growing Danger Ahead" By M.M.; "God's Romantic Getaway" by Jemma Regis; "The Healing Tree" by Ellen Jones and "The Adventures and Life Lessons of Wolfy" by Lane Franks.
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:10:15 PM

Features
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014
The House of David is compared to a Sukkah/tabernacle (Amos 9:1-15), representing the central vision of the ingathering of Jews to their land, Zion, the Land of Israel. Sukkot is the holiday of harvesting -- Assif - which also means "ingathering" in Hebrew. The four sides of the Sukkah represent the global Jewish community, which ingathers under the same roof/shelter. The construction of the Sukkah and Zion are two of the 248 Jewish Do's (next to the 365 Don'ts). Sukkot -- just like Passover -- commemorates Jewish sovereignty and liberty. Sukkot highlights the collective responsibility of the Jewish people, complementing Yom Kippur's and Rosh Hashanah's individual responsibility. Humility -- as a national and personal prerequisite - is accentuated by the humble Sukkah. Sukkot provides the last opportunity for the annual repentance.
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:05:39 PM

News
Catholic Disappointment With Supreme Court's Action
WASHINGTON .. The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, and the chairman of the USCCB's Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, expressed serious disappointment at the October 6 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider current cases that strike down laws upholding marriage as between one man and one woman.
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:00:32 PM

Today in History
October 10 - Today in History
Today is October 10. Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 10, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 9 - Today in History
Today is October 9.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 9, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 8 - Today in History
Today is October 8.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 8, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Today in History
October 7 - Today in History
Today is October 7.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 7, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

Scheme of Things
Similar but Different
Goblins. Ghosts. Witches. Vampires. Superheroes. Princesses. Pirates ... and more. Purchased costumes or handmade in self-chosen or parental-guided attire, some shy and some outgoing, these school-aged entities have much in common - at least while seeking candy in atypical clothes one night of the year.
Oct 6, 2014 - 8:14:34 PM

Today in History
October 6 - Today in History
Today is October 6.  Here's what happened on this day in history.
Oct 6, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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