William Fankboner who lives in America published a number of essays and articles on his own site before granting permission to post one or two here at Kingscalendar. Stemming from our ongoing communications, Mr. Fankboner began submitting short pieces for publication at Magic City Morning Star News, (Where I am Stand-In Editor) and at Kingscalendar.
When it comes to the art of lying--it's no contest: liberals are the undisputed champs, the most accomplished and resilient liars to participate in the political life of the republic. How do I know this? Indeed, how does one quantify such a thing? Even after one cites all the whoppers told by the Obama administration, and they are legion, the liberal opposition could probably argue convincingly that Conservatives are at least as disingenuous
The ease with which the Obama administration obscured responsibility for the Benghazi tragedy and the casual acceptance of the contrived cover story by the press and by the American people signal a significant transfer of influence from the public forum to the secret chambers of the state.
Pericles - "we do not say that a man who takes no interest in politics is a man who minds his own business; we say that he has no business here at all." Obama: ""If You've Got a Business -- You Didn't Build That! Somebody Else Made That Happen.""
Charles Krauthammer, suggested that Roberts resorted to this semantic legerdemain to avoid politicizing the Court and weakening its prestige. But the Court and America have weathered more violent partisan storms than those of the current climate: just read some of the broadsides in newspapers written one hundred to two hundred years ago. To my knowledge, no Congressmen have been caned to within an inch of their lives in the well of the Senate (though, no doubt, some have deserved it), and no cabinet secretaries killed in duels in the past 100 years. A good rule of thumb: follow the law and let the chips fall where they may.
But when it comes to historical revisionism, no one can top Christopher Hitchens. Posing a moral equivalence between the Roman Catholic Church and the police state depicted in George Orwell's 1984. Why is Hitchens straining so mightily to put the Church in the same corner as the fascist regimes of Europe and Soviet Russia, the targets of Orwell's book? When Freud analyzed dreams the first hint of concealment by the ego was something he called 'dream work': a furious attempt by the psyche to insulate itself from painful memories by cloaking them in symbolism. Like a mason who discovers a crack in a foundation and works feverishly to cement over the fissure with trowel and mortar, Hitchens is backfilling to cover up an egregious flaw in his argument against religious faith.
The only one of the quartet that shines in this department is "Friends With Benefits." The repartee is sizzling. Before you can digest one clever zinger, there's another on the way, and another on top of that. I found myself rewinding just to absorb the nuances I'd missed. Kudos to the scriptwriters and the director for getting out of the way of the actors.
Yahoo was the name given a legendary race of cruel and brutal creatures in Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels (1726). We are not meant to like the Yahoos: they are disgusting. Meet Barack Obama, Yahoo-in-Chief. The President is well-versed in the tactics of distraction, diversion and fear-mongering: posturing as the adult in the room, he warns seniors their social security checks might not arrive on time. H. L. Mencken's famous observation was that the American public isn't very smart; in fact most Americans are, politically speaking, stolid, indolent, gullible, unregenerate ignoramuses, with the intellectual curiosity of tree sloths, incapable of entertaining any but the most elemental ideas. In short, Yahoos.
I've been watching the political scene and American politicians off and on for about fifty years. The Obama administration is claiming credit for an operation that would not have been possible except for the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' they condemned. Obama is the first to display symptoms of a full-blown sociopath. Joe solemnly tells us, Glenn Beck can no longer call Obama a socialist! Why are we where we are today, 14 trillion dollars in debt?
You don't have to be a fire-breathing conservative to feel something is dreadfully amiss at la Casa Blanca. What is wrong with this man? [President Obama] Is he a cynic or a hypocrite or a psychopathic con man? Is he arrogant or just plain stupid? Is he all of these things? First let's define our terms.
Coates' assertion, that Muslims were predominately "moderates," met with general approval from his readership (after all, this is The Atlantic Monthly). So I decided to stir the pot a little and submitted my own version of things
The Nanking massacre was was not an isolated incident. One statistic tells us all we need to know about Japanese savagery and the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere": approximately 40 million Chinese/Asian civilians died as a result of Japanese militarism and rapine and pillage of the Japanese Imperial Army.
Because we live in an age of scientific miracles and technological breakthrough, utopia always seems just around the corner. In an age of scientific enlightenment it is easy to forget that, despite his technological wizardry, man is essentially the same depraved animal he has always been, and that these wonders can be quickly transformed into nightmares of a magnitude undreamt of.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]