Author Archives: Frederick Bedell Jr.

Fred's Gripes
Fred's Gripes

My name is Frederick R. Bedell Jr. and I have written opinions that have appeared in the Queens Courier as well as most local and regional newspapers for many years now. The name of my blog is “Fred’s Gripes.” I hope to touch on many topics and situations that affect many of us in Queens and tick some of us off, including myself.You may or may not agree with me but feel free to send your comments; I would really appreciate your input. So, until I hear from you, be well and be good to one another.

Queens man arrested for terrorism


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Bangladesh national, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested for plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building. This is all due to the vigilance of the FBI and our own NYPD. Their tenacious and courageous efforts have foiled again these would be terrorists and should be applauded for a job well done. These most egregious […]

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Michael P. Murphy honored


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The USS Michael Murphy, a DD261 class destroyer, was christened today. It was named after a true American hero, Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died in 2005 trying to save his fellow Navy Seals. He received the Medal of Honor for his brave actions in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, where he was mortally wounded but continued […]

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Mitt Romney for President


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I know you are not going to like what I have to say to those who read this opinion of mine. First of all, I can’t support a politcal party that advocates the systematic murdeer of unborn children. Millions of our nation’s children have been wiped off the face of the earth. They could have […]

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Democrats change platform at convention


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I was just reading that Democrats have restored to their platform pro-Israel language and references to God at the convention. Now apparently they had pressure to do so and some grumbled about it. In their previous platform it was written that Jerusalem is not recognized as the undivided capital of Israel. That, in my opinion, […]

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West Nile Virus is on the rise again


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I have just read some most distrubing news: West Nile virus is on the rise. As reported in the news this past weekend, this disease has been pointed out by the CDC that the conditions are right for the spread of West Nile Virus and there could be a serious outbreak. Now, according to ABC […]

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Romney picks Ryan


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Former Governor Mitt Romney has just picked Congressmember Paul Ryan which I say, kudos, great pick. Here is a true conservative and a true American who wants our country back on track and back to work. We have about 23 million people out of work, not to mention more on food stamps and welfare. And […]

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Gabby Douglas wins gold


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Gabby Douglas finished with gold medals in the individual and team all-around in gymnastics. This, in my opinion, was a most remarkable achievement for this 16 year old. Let me also point out that she is also the first African-American woman to win gold in these categories. Gabby possesses not only skill but a most […]

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Evil strikes Aurora, Colorado


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James Holmes, allegedly killed 12 and injured 58 in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado where the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” was showing. This brings much sadness to our nation again. Our heartfelt prayers go out to these families who lost love ones and those who were injured in this senseless massacre. […]

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Murder rate is rising


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There has been 16 murders in the past five days. So far this year, 193 murders have occured and most by illegal guns. I feel even one murder is too many.  As reported, there has been seven killings since Friday, including children, club goers, a shopkeeper and a husband. In Queens this weekend, three men […]

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President Obama on immigration


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President Barack Obama has just announced a new immigration policy that would give young people who are here illegally — by no fault of their own and have committed no crimes — a chance to stay in America. They will be able to study and to work here and would receive a green card and not […]

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Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg


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Mayor Mike Bloomberg has shown again his concern for the health of New York City residents with his fight aganist obesity. Bloomberg’s agressive life saving public health initiatives, such as banning smoking in public places and calorie postings at chain restaurants, have improved life expectancy in New York City by nearly three years since 2000. […]

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