Doug Wrenn has been writing on and off at Magic City Morning Star News for a few years, and I have at times as columnist and 'Stand-In' Editor, had email communications with him. I recently asked him if I could publish his articles regularly in this Writers Journal and he has given his blessing. If you read back through his articles, you will find that he is a practicing Christian of the Rooman Catholic persuasion; that he doesn't like having Western Judeo-Christian Culture being replaced by an Islamic one, and that he generally doesn't like politically correct airheads.
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Doug Wrenn has been writing on and off at Magic City Morning Star News for a few years, and I have at times as columnist and 'Stand-In' Editor, had email communications with him. I recently asked him if I could publish his articles regularly in this Writers Journal and he has given his blessing. If you read back through his articles, you will find that he is a practicing Christian of the Roman Catholic persuasion; that he doesn't like having Western Judeo-Christian Culture being replaced by an Islamic one, and that he generally doesn't like politically correct airheads.
He is really a large man, but barely registers on this mass canvas of hectic and crowded life. What is he thinking? What would he say? Does he yearn for someone to reach out? Would he mind if they were to interrupt? Or is he walking into an earthly purgatory, if not a hell? Briskly he continues, yet the long and unending road ahead almost seems to swallow him up.
Sometimes caused by air, interior, or exterior, that may not be right. Or it could be from barometric pressure, worsening our chronic plight. But whatever the cause, the suffering is still always greater. We dare not move our head, though it feels heavier than a beached freighter! But from my sage old mother, she has just the cure for you! After all those endless and useless facial massages, disposed tissue boxes, and still desperate for that one clearing "AH-CHOO"!
Before the movie, a trailer asked everyone to shut off their cell phones as a courtesy to their neighbors. It only later occurred to me that not only was I unarmed, but also in a compromised state to call for help. Next time, the cell phone gets silenced, not turned off, and if I choose to arm myself, I will. If that results in me being turned away from seeing the movie, so be it. I will respect the theatre owner's 4th Avengement right, but I'll be damned if I ever compromise my 2nd Amendment right ever again! Having a posted "gun free zone" only protects the evil doers, and is the equivalent to caging "sheep" in a wolves' den!
Reid then strongly recommended the movie to the public. I saw "Lincoln," myself, and I wholeheartedly agree, it was a worthwhile movie, and I even plan on seeing it again, but that aside, a movie rating coming from a US Senator (and obviously wannabe Hollywood critic) while on the job strikes me somehow as unethical, but then again, so is "recess" and "playtime" for adult leaders of the free world on the public dime! I can only guess that the sandbox would not hold 100 adults or perhaps the kitchen ran out of milk and cookies! And was nap time provided during intermission?
And in my current capacity, I have recently worked quite a bit in Newtown, Connecticut, and in the village of Sandy Hook within it within the past couple years, and as recently as just a couple months ago. I know the village, the town, and the area. And while my waistline has expanded and my hair has grayed over the years, age also has had an effect of thinning some of that skin and dulling some of that edge. But none of that really matters, because what happened in that otherwise sleepy, bucolic little hamlet has shook even the most seasoned and hardened first responder to the core. No human being, let alone children, should ever have to endure the atrocity that occurred there, and no one should ever have to witness it, or ever have to deal with it or its aftermath, nor is any thinking, feeling human being probably even ever fully prepared to deal with it.
Libs pride themselves in saying "live and let live," yet who gives us all the nanny-state laws and regulations dictating how people privately use their own land (as in the Fourth Amendment), and for that matter, how we eat, drink, and smoke. Many liberal city and state bastions now dictate what and how much foods can contain, if any, fats, sugar, and salt, and now having won the war on indoor venues, are now dictating when, where, how, or even if we can smoke outside (while at the same time zealously championing the liberalization and legalization of both the medical and recreational use of marijuana in many jurisdictions). If women can have "choice" to butcher their young when they become inconvenient, why can't I have "choice" to wolf down a dozen doughnuts fried and drenched in far better tasting trans-fats when I'm hungry?
On average, approximately two million Americans save themselves or a third party from criminal attack every year by use of a firearm, and in most cases, without having to fire. And only a fraction of crimes are committed by legal gun owners. A feisty 71 year old guy (allegedly a retired police officer) charged the two thugs and put several shots into each of them before they panicked and fled. "Why was that old guy carrying a gun in the first place?" I replied, "Because the 2nd Amendment says he can, and thank God for those victims that he was."
While in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama heavily opposed the "Infants Born Alive Protection Act" that was written to save babies still alive, despite a failed abortion attempt. Is it really any mystery now that this is the same guy who endangers religious liberty by mandatory federal contraception legislation? Does anyone really think that once government gets its foot in the door and on the throat of our religious liberty that it will not push further? There is a tragic and increasing trend that despite all the good charitable work the Church does, it is now more consumed with advocating government to do more rather than its laity. Here's a thought: let the Constitution govern the citizens and the Bible, the Catechism and canon Law govern Catholics. And Sister Campbell and her 13 inconspicuous avengers could better serve the poor by helping them themselves rather than trying to get the government to fulfill their vocational duties for them. Heads up, Sister, when the country's economy bottoms out, we'll all be poor! Would you really rather see that happen? And who will you complain about then?
Anderson Cooper is an accomplished journalist, and that is something he can and should be proud of, but he has no control over his sexual inclinations. Thus, to say he is proud to be gay is by definition ludicrous because he did absolutely nothing to bring that condition on, and it is nothing to be proud of in the first place. Cooper might as well say he is proud to have gray hair, assuming it's not dyed, and why dye hair gray anyway?
"Everything in moderation." And today's parents could well benefit from the prudent saying of St. Bernard (No, not the dog!),"Humility is the mother of salvation". The grandparents of today display a more cryptic, yet generic boast on their car bumpers: "Ask me about my grandchildren." No, thanks. As a matter of fact, you would first have my permission to tie me down, drill all my teeth without anesthesia and show me three hours worth of slides of your last vacation to the Jersey Shore before I would ever ask you about your lovely little grandrats!
Never mind "poll taxes," or for that matter, even ensuring the integrity of an election by requiring identification, if I was king, all the walking clueless, mouth-breathing, lemming sports and reality TV show sycophants would be greeted at the door to the polls with a 25 question quiz, based on current events, naming candidates and officials, the issues, and how our government works (something once taught in schools with a Constitution and a chalkboard, before it was replaced with a condom and cucumber). If you fail, you don't vote, period. Then again, I suppose if I was "king," no one would be voting at all anyway. Well, you get the drift.
America is still stuck in the past. The whips, chains, fire hoses and nooses may be put away, but they are now replaced with quotas, rhetoric, political correctness, misplaced guilt and abject cowardice. Revenge has slipped in among us, cloaked in the Trojan Horse of "reform," but reverse discrimination, much like its previous form is still discrimination, and just as corrosive. The deceiving purple haze that envelops us won't change any time soon until we collectively fix our own self-imposed rectal-cranial inversion problem. (Work on that one for a minute. It'll come to you.)
As I write this piece, Greece's economy is barely hanging on, with those of Italy and Portugal supposedly set to fall like dominos after it, and the tsunami effect of Europe's rapidly spreading economic woes to soon presumably cross the Atlantic and beyond. In the shallow halls of Congress, according to Real Clear Politics (www.realclearpolitics.com), which currently and deservedly only enjoys a whopping 12.7% approval rate, the so-called "Super Committee" isn't thus far wooing anyone in grandiose expectation to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts by its November 23rd deadline, and unemployment is over 9% and most likely about double that figure when you add in the unreported numbers of the unemployed who are just underemployed, or who have stopped looking for employment. In astronaut parlance, "Houston, we have a problem!"
Unlike the Tea Party Movement, which is so often now compared to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, the occupiers blame Wall street for our nation's fiscal woes, while the Tea Partiers blame the government. The left wing, (A.K.A.: "Main Stream") media attempted to demonize Tea Partiers as nearly, or perhaps even not so nearly, seditious. But in the end, despite all their "objective journalistic" efforts, the best they could do was show a few tastelessly worded signs by a small fringe faction, and report on a Congressman being allegedly called a racial slur, which despite all the surrounding video and audio equipment was oddly enough never proven.
Obviously, the 20,000 existing gun control laws on the books, many of which are not enforced or prosecuted with much if any vigor, are not enough for Congressman King. I also was once acquainted with a teacher, who, obeying the rules under his school's "Zero Tolerance" policy against guns on school property, blames himself for having his gun also locked in his car and off school property the day one of the students came in and started shooting several people. Obviously, the kid didn't get the "Zero Policy" memo.
Parishes are closing left and right in Boston, which became ground zero for the outing of the sexual abuse scandal, New York City, and in Connecticut, and that list is by no means complete. Catholic schools and hospitals are also failing from the financial bite. It seems many more are being hurt by the few who are allegedly being helped. No surgeon worth his salt would ever allow a patient to hemorrhage like this. No reputable civil engineer would ignore such a leaking dam. Why does the prostrate Catholic Church just knowingly and willingly lie there, taking this, and slowly deflating to its eventual demise like a balloon with a pinhole in it?
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
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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]