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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 16:08 Newsflashes - GFP News
A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times: (Now With Added Humor!)

Michael R Shannon turns his talent for humor and analysis to the everyday problems faced by Christians who don't happen to have a doctorate in theology or live in a monastery.

All too often our pastor's Sunday sermons prepare us to go toe–to–toe with a Pharisee in Jerusalem circa 32 AD, but leave us totally unprepared to counter the Wiccan in the checkout line or evaluate daily news coverage thru a Christian worldview.

So it's no wonder many Christians lose their faith each Sunday as they exit the church parking lot. That’s where Michael R Shannon can help.

He’s not boring, he’s not wishy–washy and he’s not a theologian. Shannon is simply a conservative Christian that’s not afraid to confront a culture that actively works to undermine faith and the family.

Shannon blows the whistle on leftists that attempt to recruit Jesus into liberal politics, reporters that moonlight as do–it–yourself theologians and he's ready with helpful pointers for Christian leaders who grow faint–hearted during secular confrontations.

You'll never look at politics or current events the same way after reading this thought–provoking, funny and wise book.

Plus, it's all yours for less than the price of a gallon of gas! (Assuming you live in NY or CA and are forced by your auto manufacturer to buy premium gasoline. And you don't have a Costco membership.)
Monday, 05 May 2014 15:26 Newsflashes - GFP News
GFP Columnist and Indian author Rattan Mann started writing The Prime Minister more than twenty years ago, in Sweden. The writing process continued in India and Norway, and he finished the first draft in Lapland, among the great Lap people of the high north.

New drafts were continued in Greece and Romania, and final touches applied in the United States and Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister is allegorical in method, and transfigures its setting and fictional world in ways that can be associated with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Toni Morrison.

If attempting to label it, magical realism would perhaps be the closest fit, with its use of violence, institutional madness, rumours changing into objective facts, ghosts and proletarian, revolutionary utopias.

The basic premise of the novel, as described by one reader: The Spirit of Man survives in spite of the lies, wild exaggerations, and excesses of politicians, social engineers and military High Commands.

The Prime Minister was nominated for Brit Writer's Award for Best Novel 2012.

For more info and to purchase this novel, please visit
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:43 Newsflashes - GFP News
Michael Pohrer a St. Louis, Missouri Illustrator and Editorial Cartoonist at the Global Free Press has released images for "Rest In Peace" a trilogy of horror, eroticism, and murder novels.

Penned by Author, Evelyn Sciarratta the "Rest In Peace" trilogy weaves a riveting story centered around the residents of a small farming town. Evil walks in Mason's Mill.

Originally published in 1988 as a synopsised newspaper serial, the entire trilogy has taken over 30 years to compile.

All the Novels are available to the masses in worldwide distribution at brick and mortar stores like Barnes & Noble, etc.

The final instalment of the trilogy "Rest In Peace" - Starting Over was just released in early 2013. The novels are also available worldwide through Amazon.  (You can read excerpts from the trilogy through the available pages at Amazon.)

Michael is currently a proud member of CAPS, Comic Art Professional Society, SCCS Southern California Cartoonists Society - The San Diego Chapter of The National Cartoonists Society, I.C.C. International Cartoonist Conspiracy, and The St. Louis Gateway Arts.  Creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon strips FIDDLESTIX©, and Welcome To The Jungle©.
Monday, 26 August 2013 11:01 Newsflashes - GFP News
The GFP welcomes Dr. Haytham Khoury from Vancouver, B.C.!

Born in Damascus, Syria, in 1965, Haytham obtained his medical degree from the University of Aleppo in 1988. Thereafter, he carried out a specialization in Hematology at the University of Rennes, France, and a fellowship in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at the Leukemia/BMT program of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dr. Khoury has carried out Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He has published a significant number of research papers and review article in the field of leukemia.

Currently he is a physician and researcher, and works at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia.

He is also a political writer with an interest in Syrian affairs and in Middle-East politics.  He is a founding member of the Syrian Democratic Forum (SDF), one of the opposition groups in Syria that promotes change in Syria through peaceful means.

To see Haytham’s articles please click here.

Monday, 22 July 2013 12:39 Newsflashes - GFP News
From Sydney Australia, Mark brings us his wonderfully humorous cartoons that will put a smile on your face whether you like it or not!

Being an artist gave him the joy of pestering politicians while at his stint at The Australian Newspaper as an Editorial Cartoonist.

Mark is a recipient of over 42 International and Australian cartooning awards including, National Cartoon of the Year, (twice) Stanley award for the best single gag artist of the year as well as his comic, ‘Clancy’ winning best comic strip 4 times.

Now living in Sydney, Australia, he lives in a virtual reality world with apps such as a mortgage and school fees.

Mark can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and to see tons of his toons, please visit his website at  And of course here on the GFP!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:01 Newsflashes - GFP News
The GFP and our volunteers wish to extend our deepest condolences to the injured and the families of the victims, and our thoughts go to the first-responders, and to the people of Boston.

These types of acts are deplorable whoever commits them and there is an increasing list of those who will do harm to others for whatever cause they’re trying to get attention for.

It doesn’t matter who did this, because the damage is done. It won’t matter if it was a home-grown white-guy terrorist or a branch of Al-Qaeda.

Because you (the American people) will seek those responsible, you will seek men with blood on their hands no matter what colour or race those hands belong to.

Seek them far and wide. Find them. Then do what you need to.

Update: As everyone now knows two suspected bombers have been stopped.  One is dead, the other in custody.  Now it's up to the courts.

Image: Courtesy of George Takei's Facebook Page - 'I want to share this simple, beautiful image. This is Martin Richard, 8, who was killed in yesterday's attack. His sister and mother are critically injured. His message, "No more hurting people--Peace" is something we should all seek to honor, and remember him by.' (Thank you to the Richard Family for sharing)


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