I teach them how to group together all information that is of Primary importance "To the writer." Those are three very important words - "to the writer" - because most people only focus on their own worldview. Analysis demands that you look at what the writer wrote and meant. In today's politically charged and divided world, what we often get is a load of gobbledygook meant to stir our emotions. We therefore need to read without putting on our emotional and political rose colored glasses. Given what I already know about Palestinian Media, it would be my conclusion that the article was written to inform discerning readers that no one in Palestine actually trusts Palestinian Leadership when it comes to the disseminating of Political information. You may draw your own conclusions.
One of the things I find myself teaching my college students is how to analyze an article. I teach them how to record keyword facts sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph. Then they have to decide what information is unimportant, what information is secondary and then group together all information that is of Primary importance "to the writer." Those are three very important words - "to the writer" - because most people only focus on their own worldview; on what's important "to the reader." It is this important fact which explains why two different people reading the same article arrive at opposing conclusions about the topic matter. Most people "allow" their emotions to dictate the meaning of what they read. Analysis demands no emotion coloring. Analysis demands that you look at what the writer wrote and meant. In today's politically charged and divided world, what we often get is a load of gobbledygook meant to stir our emotions. We therefore need to read without putting on our emotional and political rose colored glasses.
speech or writing that is complicated and difficult to understand
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I wrote and titled this article "Mid-East News Reporting Political Gobbledygook" after reading an Al-Monitor.com article titled: Palestinian media, public turn to Israeli press for news. Al-monitor.com provides news from a variety of news sources in the Middle East and the above mentioned article is found in the section called 'Palestine Pulse.'
When I read the title I thought that the article was going to be a positive one that provided insight into the minds and thinking of the regular Palestinian in relation to Israel. As I began to read however, I encountered this gem of a statement.
[Wissam Afifa, editor-in-chief of Hamas’ Al-Resalah, a biweekly newspaper in Gaza] told Al-Monitor, “We always like to publish news from Israeli media to show Palestinians the weak spots in Israeli society and strengthen the internal Palestinian front. This is important regarding security-related news.”My immediate thought was that Palestinians read Israeli News in order to discover Israeli weakness and so become better terrorists, but as I read on however I began to get a different picture. In fact I began to see a whole collage of different Palestinian perspectives. Possibly one of only two completely impartial, straightforward and relevant statements made in the article is found in this next quote. It does not however demonstrate the innermost thoughts of the Palestinians.
Gazans are interested in Israeli news reports because the security and political situations in Gaza are significantly affected by Israeli decisions and the domestic situation in Israel.
That was straightforward wasn't it. This next quote is also straightforward and seems to quite naturally demonstrate the different political positions in this area of the world. How you interpret it however is really up to you.
Typically, Israeli reports disclosing information provided by Israeli intelligence sources draw different conclusions and have perspectives different from those relayed by Palestinian media.
You might like to keep a note of that statement because at the end of this article you are going to read another very straightforward statement which puts a different color on the statement above. But given what was written above, one just has to wonder about this next tidbit of information.
“It seems Palestinian officials prefer to leak news to the Israeli media outlets and journalists instead of relying on Palestinian media, for political reasons or because [the officials] do not trust the Palestinian media. This sometimes prompts Palestinian media outlets to get their news from the Israelis.”
That is a wonderful example of gobbledygook if ever I saw one but I am going to leave it to you to draw your own conclusions as to the writer's meaning. From that gem we move to a quote by a Palestinian writer.
“Palestinian journalists have limited access to information, while the Israeli press accesses information more broadly. There is better media organization in Israel, and there are many [Israeli] critics of Israeli policy, unlike in the Palestinian press [which does not criticize Palestinian policies].
Again you may draw your own conclusions about what was written above, but note that little gem 'unlike the Palestinian press.' We live in a very Anti-Israel world which supports absolutely every accusation against Israel and defends every accusation made against the Palestinians, and yet the way I read that statement underlined above, the Palestinian press is not free and therefore does not reflect the reality of life - especially political life - in Palestine.
Now you remember I told you to keep this sentence in mind: "Typically, Israeli reports disclosing information provided by Israeli intelligence sources draw different conclusions and have perspectives different from those relayed by Palestinian media." Not only is that sentence revelant to the quote preceding it, but is especially relevant to this next one at the end of the article.
In general, readers' interest in news and reports from the Israeli media can be explained in that Palestinians simply want information that can help them understand the reality surrounding them, regardless of its origin.
That statement is quite different to the first which said “We always like to publish news from Israeli media to show Palestinians the weak spots in Israeli society and strengthen the internal Palestinian front. This is important regarding security-related news.” When one compares these two sentences, one is forced to wonder what exactly was the writer's purpose in writing the article.
Given what I already know about Palestinian Media, it would be my conclusion that the article was written to inform discerning readers that no one in Palestine actually trusts Palestinian Leadership when it comes to the disseminating of Political information. You may draw your own conclusions.
Politically Correct Ideologues are people who become so trapped inside fundamentalist thinking, that they lose contact with the real world and see nothing other than their ideology. In short, they are totally focussed on what is inside their own heads, which is why I constantly refer to such people as ‘sociopathic.’
If the dates calculated for Kandalanu, or the understanding of ‘the year in which there was no king’ (after Kandalanu’s death), or the understanding or interpretation of various business contracts is incorrect, then the reigns of Kandalanu, Nabopolassar and Nebuchadrezzar, from 648 BC to 587 BC will be incorrect.
It seems that the Marxists, in the pursuit of their superior ideology, not only oppress Jews, not only oppress Muslims and not only oppress women, but they welcome an immigrant influx of deeply religious Muslims. And yet, religion is anathema to Marxism. Whatever you may or may not believe, what is clear to any person with eyes to see and ears to hear, and to any person who has watched Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s video, the only way to effectively integrate Muslims into our Western non-Muslim societies, is to STOP aiding and abetting those who wish to destroy us, and START supporting those who seek to stop radical Islamic fundamentalism.
The following is a list of excerpts from 'Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.' There are a total of 18 excerpts published here at Kingscalendar. This book will become available very soon. If you like what you see and choose to purchase this book (which no publisher will touch) you will find in it 133 links to stories about China. As the book is only available via my website which is one of those held back by Google, the book will not receive much publicity and so I would hope that you will - should you like it - recommend it to others on your various social media sites.
If you refuse to publish and refuse to reject it – then if must be inferred that you do so because your company does not have sufficient funds to follow through with the financial reimbursement if you choose to cancel the contract – or – you intend to hold me to ransom neither publishing the book nor giving me freedom to submit to another company.
The Jewish settlers of Ofra and Amona have been wondering what has happened to neighboring Arab villages such as Silwad. According to Gibor, between 80 and 90 percent of Dir Dibwan’s residents have an American citizenship. One local resident, Muhammad Manasra, who splits his life between the village and California, estimates the population in the two neighboring villages at 16,000, most of them living abroad…
In the years ahead, all conservatives everywhere absolutely MUST do two things. Firstly, they must not act like sociopathic liberal progressives, and secondly, they must do their part to maintain the freedoms inherently granted them in their Republic. The reason madness got so far in the past is that sane people kept their mouths shut!
In Book One of those travel adventures, I talk about a number of different times I traveled to Chibi Village and Puqi (Chibi City) in Hubei Province. On this page today, I have collated from the articles listed below, a few photographs which I have tried to present sequentially as a trip to Chibi Town and Chibi City/Puqi. Each has a little commentary which might only make sense if you actually read the articles or eventually buy the book.
In Exodus 14:5 however, we read that Pharaoh had to be told that the Israelites had fled, as though it was unknown to him. Furthermore, he appears confused by it, asking ‘Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?’ In Antiquities 2:15:3 [Whiston. W. (1993) The Works of Josephus. Hendrickson Publishers. Massachusetts. USA p.75] Josephus records that pharaoh ‘was mightily concerned that this (Exodus) had been procured by the magic arts.’
Our current perception of what is recorded in relation to the death of Josiah has been influenced by two very prominent things, one of which is the wording in the biblical historical narrative, and the other is ‘academic opinion’ in relation to ancient history. On this latter point it has to be reiterated that academic opinion only relies on biblical texts when there is an absence of other evidence. In fact our perceptions of this biblical event may not be correct within the true historical context.
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]