Reviewing My Opinionated Past (No. 10)

Researchers tell us that people’s viewpoints change with age, maturity and experience. In looking back over a variety of articles I have written in the last 12 years, I have found that my beliefs and opinions have changed very little. For Example: I recently discovered an article I published at Magic City, but which I never published on the old Kingscalendar site. I wrote at 4:36am Sunday 25th February 2007 and the article in full appears here on the new site. What I include here on this page, are some of the political comments contained therein.

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Racist Chinese and Idiot Political Activists

Recently there appeared an article which made a big to-do about the racist Chinese because of an add in which a Chinese woman puts a black man into a washing machine and he comes out Chinese. The article claimed that viewers (which viewers I would like to ask) were ‘appalled!’ It stated that:

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Trail memories : Down the Road A Piece

I have some questionable memories from trail walks, such as heading down into Grafton Notch in the dark. We would meet my wife soon, but it was still dark and depressing after a long walk up and across Baldpate Mountain on a cloudy day.

I have some great memories too. Of course, the half-dozen times up Katahdin (not Mt. Katahdin, since Katahdin means “greatest mountain.”), up The Owl, north of Katahdin, which we did on a day that could have rained…but didn’t. Great views from on top, and on the way up, great views of Katahdin. The walk up 4,120-foot-high Saddleback was nice, except Scottie, then about five, riding in the seat on my back kept pulling at small trees….tiring for me.

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The Shamrak Report May 24, 2016

The Shamrak Report produced by Steven Shamrak presents the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict to motivate people to support the Jewish National independence movement, Zionism! You may use articles and letters on your website, FaceBook etc.(Comments in italics are made by Steven Shamrak)

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2016 Book Basket KingsCalendar No. 15

The Writer’s Journal Book Basket provides ‘self-publishing’ authors with free publicity. In addition to publishing publicity material and purchase links, I help authors promote their books by providing a “No Charge – No Pay” service.

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Video: The number of 1948 Arab refugees fabricated

 YouTube 6-minute-video seminar on US-Israel and the Mideast

1. “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. It would please God, history and religion,” incited the top Palestinian Arab leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini, in a March 1, 1944 Arabic broadcast on the Nazi Berlin Radio. “Drive the Jews into the sea… and never accept the Jewish State,” instigated the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, as reported by the New York Times on August 2, 1948.

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Passing down the Quilting Tradition

There are many different things that families pass down from one generation to another, traditions that they are passionate about. Some of those things are as simple a family name, with each succeeding generation adding Sr., Jr., the second, or third, etc. to personalize themselves. These names apply to both male and female relatives. Sometimes they are a favorite dish that is prepared at special family gatherings, and each generation swearing that “no one made it like gramma!”

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Reviewing my Opinionated Past (No. 9)

Researchers tell us that people’s viewpoints change with age, maturity and experience. In looking back over a variety of articles I have written in the last 12 years, I have found that my beliefs and opinions have changed very little. For example in 2007 I wrote an article titled Staying Sane in China which was a cross between a China story and a political commentary. When recently updating links in that article, I noticed that although written nine years ago, the sentiments are still current. This article page is an edited version of the original. I am presenting only a few of the political comments contained in that article, together with a couple of updated remarks.

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Milt Gross Book Review: “Shake Down” by Gerry Boyle

This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read.

Which left me really disappointed, because I’d heard of author Gerry Boyle way back when I was teaching. I knew that someday I’d read some of his stuff.

Let me get into what I didn’t like. I found it hard to connect the usually one-page chapters with the jist of the story I’d read before. So, even at the very end, I wasn’t sure of how the tale really unfolded.

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Why would anyone over the age of 65 want to live in Maine?

I’ve lived and worked in Maine for about 35 years. Since I am now 66 years old and a native of Flushing, NY it is time to make a decision as to where my wife and I want to spend this newest chapter of our lives. I’ve talked to many people and a good majority believes it’s time to find a new warmer home to live. Even though Maine has the second oldest population, Florida is the oldest; I wanted to investigate why older people seem to want to live in Maine.

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