A variety of articles written by various authors on a multitude of topics including, Jokes, Israel, Palestine, President Obama, Press Realeases, and Academic Newsletters... To win in the game of science, a theory must be submitted to many tests and survive all of them without being falsified. But to be even allowed into the game, the theory must be falsifiable in principle: there must be a conceivable experiment that would prove it false. - Uriah Kriegel .... I believe that Obama is a Trojan horse, and that in due time the American People are going to suffer badly for their mistake in choosing him as President... "Where did our waiter learn such fabulous Yiddish?" The manager looked around and leaned in so no one else will hear and said... "Shhhh. He thinks we're teaching him English."
This website was originally designed to carry Academic Articles in relation to the History of Israel and Bible Chronology. As time went by, it morphed into something more to the point that today it has several contributing writers writing on various types of topics.
In 2011 I began to reorganize the material on my site and place articles into a variety of sections. In that process, it was decided to archive many old articles. There are some articles in Archives that could well have been placed in other sections, but in the end the various section headings are more about Editorial convenience than reader access.
No matter the section in which an article is placed, it is always accessible. Additionally, writers who have their own columns, have all their article topics recorded on their page.
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I typed off the articles and promptly forgot about them. It was only after noticing that I had had 2000 hits on them that I decided that I had better take a serious look at the Chronology of Seder Olam Rabbah. I hope that readers will find some inspiration and understanding of the Seder Olam Rabbah through these series of articles.
To win in the game of science, a theory must be submitted to many tests and survive all of them without being falsified. But to be even allowed into the game, the theory must be falsifiable in principle: there must be a conceivable experiment that would prove it false. - Uriah Kriegel
As stated in the article, anything published on the internet can fall prey to unscrupulous persons and organizations with access to the English Legal System. When I read that, I just had to wonder: Did some person or organization set out to threaten Ipowerweb with a law suit in order to shut down the KingsCalendar Website? If so, then who could it be? Who would want to shut down my website? The Chinese Government? They could just block my server in China. Could it be the Gay activists?, the Feminists?, The Israelis?, The Palestinians? and a host of other powerful groups who might be offended by my articles? Maybe!
Australians like to protest when convicted drug couriers are 'executed' by foreign governments, and undoubtedly will do the same if someone is imprisoned for 20 years instead of being executed. Ah but I forgot! It's not our fault! It's the Government's fault! No one has the right to tell me what I can and cannot do! No one has the right to force their moralistic principles on me! I am an individual with 'human rights'! I do as I please, and if I am pleased to do drugs, that is no one else's business!
Interestingly enough If I say that Americans always come across pompous and arrogant I am called a racist by those same Americans and told that I should kiss their feet because of how wonderful America is and how much it has done for Australia - thus making their response a justification for my statement. Sometimes people like to 'correct' my facts. Unfortunately, they sometimes fail to actually 'see' what I wrote, and 'react' to a perception of what I wrote
But with the passing of the ages, the elders and leaders of the dragon clan grew old and weak, until one day they discovered that the lands within the boundaries of the four winds had been invaded by a strange 'new' race of beasts, and many feared that they meant to overthrow the Elders of the Dragon Clan and claim the kingdom for themselves. Many of the younger dragons resented this encroachment into their territory, but many more reveled in the grandiose company of these strange beasts, and did everything to please them.
Chibi is a little village in Hubei Province. They don't have to go to church to feel a part of the community, they are the community. Their lives are not Post Modern, in fact, they can hardly be called 'modern' lives. Father Timothy, the priest who travelled from PuQi to Chibi on Christmas Day informed me that there are 200 Catholic Priests in Southern China and 100 of them are his age, only around 30 years of age
"The ACLU makes repeated reference to the 'separation of church and state.' This extra-constitutional construct has grown tiresome. The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state. Our nation's history is replete with governmental acknowledgment and in some cases, accommodation of religion." - Establishment Clause of the First Amendment - "The Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion - nor - prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
I believe that Obama is a Trojan horse, and that in due time the American People are going to suffer badly for their mistake in choosing him as President. America it seems is considered both a god and a demon, with the title changing on a daily basis depending on the circumstance. In my opinion, America is nothing more than a country, and if the world cannot have success without the USA, or if the world falters when the USA falters, then I must ask: "whose fault is that?" The world at large should grow up and become independent
Barak Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America: Trojan Horse or Messiah?: Law Suits against Obama. By April 2010 - the date of the last entry, it was quite obvious that there was no more need to keep adding links. I guess Obama was not quite what the Politically Correct Multiculturalist Self-Righteous Ideologues thought he would be. No man/woman should be selected for such a high office based upon an ideology as stupid as Political Correctness
The media (which has such freedom) abuses it by always going for the throat and looking for the faintest hint of 'dirt' and in so doing prostitutes itself for headlines and $'s, rather than do its 'alleged' job of general and investigative reporting
As for the Communist government's fears of instability due to a lack of complete control, my personal observations are that it is only the Government which is holding this country together, and despite western belief that the Government is actively trying to hinder democratisation of China, from what I have witnessed, the birth of democracy in this country, if premature would result in not only chaos, but the very likely prospect of civil war, as various factions seek to dominate their local areas.
I am extremely skeptical of this sort of anonymously self-published attempt to solve a huge problem that has been occupying scholars for many years. In this case, I'm not at all sure that this problem has a solution, at least of the straightforward type the author envisions
The photo was originally posted after a discussion I had with a Tibetan Monk (whose full name is quite long, but a part of which is 'Pigme'), on the issue of social experiments specifically in relation to boys and their toys.
The Jewish men were dumbfounded. "Where did he ever learn such perfect Yiddish?" they both thought. After they paid the bill they asked the restaurant manager, an old friend of theirs, "Where did our waiter learn such fabulous Yiddish?" The manager looked around and leaned in so no one else will hear and said... "Shhhh. He thinks we're teaching him English."
Of course in these Politically Correct times, you can't tell jokes about people. If any or all jokes here upset your politically correct sensibilities then I suggest you go complain to the Pope because I sure as hell could care less.
P.S. Ever wonder why those Communist Leaders always look like they have a broom up the butt? It's because people who must always watch what they say, lose all the joy of living. Political Correctness is totalitarian!
Jews have been blamed for almost everything. We were responsible for the Black Death during the Dark Ages and responsible for the exploitation of working classes by Capitalist society and spreading the ideals of Communism around the world. Jews were slave traders and were fighting against slavery; we are branded as Imperialists and human rights activists; we destroyed the rule of Tsar in Russia and created and obliterated, 70 years later, the Soviet Union. We are Anarchists and Socialists, Hippies, gay and women's right's activists, as well as neo-Conservatives!
Jewish Israelis have been leaving Israel and Jews are delaying their decision to make Alia not because of the need for financial incentives, but mainly because of mafia-style bureaucracy, absence of National pride among politicians, artificial economic and political hardships which are imposed on people in order to hide wide-spread governmental corruption and, most importantly, due to lack of direction toward the future establishment of Eretz-Israel!
To give you some perspective of who I am, Mr. BenDedek: I am an Irish-Canadian. I was formerly a body-guard for an ultra-Orthodox Jew. The Israeli beret I proudly wear on my head every day was given me by an Israeli soldier who was blown out of a bus in Jerusalem by a Muslim suicide bomber. She has since endured seven years of therapy because of her injuries. The irony in all of this is that her mother and father had already survived Auschwitz. Islam and Nazism have become proofs of the fact that impenitence is insurmountable. This would explain the resilience of anti-Jewish hatred. Such impenitence is the reason the Jewish King David wrote: "With the utmost hatred, I hate them; they have become enemies unto me." (Psalms 139:22)
Explaining this phenomenon, Marcus asserted that his organization's main focus is to expose "the contradiction between what the Palestinian Austhority says in English to the Western world, and what it says in Arabic to its own Palestinian people." "The Palestinian Authority, preaches peace and incites war."
The people are fools and believe that Peace and Safety will come to the land of Israel, but little do they know or understand the disaster awaiting them. They think that they are strong, and that it is they themselves who control their fate. They think that with American help, everything will be alright in their country, and that no harm will come upon them. Their false words and dreams of peace will soon disappear.
But the problem is that Palestinian leaders do not really want their people to stop suffering. The last thing they want is to turn Gaza into Hong Kong or the West Bank into Singapore. And anyway, for the Ismail Haniyehs of Palestine, deprivation isn't the crux of the problem - it's a symptom that will go away when modernity is vanquished.
Lt.Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration said: "Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth."
In 2001 Daniel Bernard, France's ambassador to London, was transferred to Algiers after referring to Israel as a 'shitty little country.' Gallup's annual (February 2011) poll on American attitudes toward foreign countries highlights Israel as a favorite American ally.
Shekinah Glory or Armageddon: - If Israel today, like the Spies in Caanan 3500 years ago, refuse to go in and posess the land, then perhaps a wandering in the wilderness is bound to follow. When a nation is in a war, it is sheer stupidity to give up when you are winning. When you are Israel, it is even worse. When you are the People of God, You are asking for trouble.
"Whilst Hitler was delusional to think that he could conquer the world, the current government of Israel must be, despite being called a secular government, a fanatically religious government hell bent on forcing the appearance of the Messiah to save Israel from her enemies" concluding that "If this gamble succeeds, Messiah will arise and all will be well with the world. If this plan fails, Israel will be no more".
Ilan Halimi, a young Jewish man, was abducted by the "Gang of Barbarians," held in Bagneux, a banlieue south of Paris, and brutally tortured for three and a half weeks. He died minutes after he was discovered naked, handcuffed, bleeding profusely. Today, God has been replaced by activist groups, who, out of their genuine love, concern and caring for the 'common man', will punish anyone who does not toe the line. We live in a world where truth does not exist. Philosophical and Political Expediency have taken its' place. We conceal truth in the hope that politically correct language will lead to harmony. It doesn't! It leads to chaos
What Olmert plans to do in the next few years is to establish an armed Hamas state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Via the nearly complete withdrawal, Olmert will promise Hamas almost total control in the Palestinian state for generations. The Palestine of Olmert will be hostile, dissatisfied and violent. Its founding ethos will be "We've chased them out of Ofra, we'll chase them out of Tzahala too." A Hamas state will accelerate Jordan's collapse. There is no chance that the Hashemite rule will stand up against a Palestinian state on its doorstep whose religious fervor has just subdued the Zionists. Egypt will also be threatened. A victorious Muslim Brotherhood republic that controls a third of Jerusalem and devours the Temple Mount will be the beacon of zealotry for the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. And in Damascus. And in Amman.
There is one absolutely undeniable true fact that exists in Palestine; that Hamas does not now, nor has it ever, and nor does it ever intend to live in peace alongside of Israel - Note that the face in the coffin is that of the murdered Israeli Cabinet Minister Rehavam Zeevi.
Nevertheless delusional disengagement from reality continues to be upheld as the essence of prudence. Self-deception is bliss - at least until the rude awakening. The gullible are enticed over and over. The seeds of WWII germinated on the ostensibly sane and safe middle ground. Its allure facilitated the global cataclysm. Quintessentially moderate and pragmatic Neville Chamberlain was the middle ground's then-iconic high priest. In his gentlemanly manner, he was the consummate champion of cop-out.
Her name is Wafa Sultan. She came to the U.S. about 15 years ago to escape the oppression of the Muslim world. A psychologist, she has not been content to sit back and simply enjoy the new life she has made for herself in the West. Instead, she has literally put her life on the line to condemn, in no uncertain terms, the ugliness, the vileness, the murder and the violence of the world she fled.
What is stated clearly herein has come to pass. It is time for the Palestinian People to free themselves from the bloodlust of their leaders. Hamas is saying: "We will let Jews live a little while longer if they will co-operate with us." This is Nazi Germany all over again. The 2011 Statehood issue will change nothing.
The day we stop listening to our own good judgement, to logic, to commonsense and to decency, we cease to be 'discriminatory'. When the right to think and feel, and express oneself casually in conversation, or to offer opinion on an issue, results in abuse for being racist, I believe that what we are seeing, are not people who are 'anti-discrimination', but 'closet racists', who cannot deal with their feelings and emotions, and so punish 'honest' citizens for voicing what 'they themselves' cannot.
It was reported in another article that President Bush in Reference to Hamas, said: "As democracy takes root, the responsibilities of governing will have a moderating influence on those who assume power in free elections. Did Bush even read what they wrote for him to say? It's easier to be a Martyr and you get 72 Virgins which is a much better pension plan than any Politician gets.
Whether it be in Israel, Australia, Canada or America, the day is soon coming when like those in Islamic Lands, we will have no right to say anything that the Leaders don't want us to say. Israel, whose current length of Statehood is far less than that of the USA has already reached that point where true democracy has disappeared. It started with something as benign and simple and well intentioned as 'Political Correctness', and will soon become something more malevolent like 'hate speech laws', until finally it will be called by what it really is, 'Totalitarianism'
Saudi Arabia is where the money, the religious fanaticism, the Terrorists and the Oil comes from. Rather than constantly threatening Middle Eastern countries with Invasion, the USA should cut to the chase, pull out the root, and get rid of the Problem. The world already accuses the USA of instigating the Iraqi invasion for no other reason than control of Oil. So why not do it for real?
You have probably seen the horrific scenes of the extreme brutality involved on your TV screen with police on horseback charging into crowds and mercilessly beating protestors with clubs. In addition, there is much information to be found on the Internet about police violence and abuse.
My view: Let those who are for us be with us, and let those who are not with us, be removed from our midst. My Muslim relatives are proud Australians who condemn terrorism, but then again, their type of Islam is not exactly flavour of the month in Wahhabbi circles.
While written 4 years ago, the struggle still continues in 2013: the Land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel and nobody has the right to take us away from here. This is our G-d given Biblical Homeland. We are proud of our wonderful youth and know that soon they will be the leaders of this Country. Go forth and triumph!
2013: Has anything changed since this was written in 2006? Maybe Just A different USA President! Hamas "openly vows to destroy Israel" and "never recognize or negotiate" with the Hebrew State. The news is that your Administration expectS Hamas (the terror Organization) to be keen on using Abbas as a middleman who would represent Hamas' interests in dealing with Washington and Jerusalem.
Well over a half century ago, Munich was the scene of a tragic sell-out of the Czech people and nation by its alleged friends. Britain's Chamberlain promised peace if Hitler would just be handed the Sudetenland, an important region of Czechoslovakia heavily populated by ethnic Germans
The degree to which the MSM, academia, and other members of the Western intelligentsia live in a fantasy world of narcissistic self-righteousness is extraordinary. But the phenomenon is not new. - (Stephen Schwartz) - I specifically talk about the issue of how we are lead astray by media and interest groups, as they seek to make us believe their particular philosophies
This Article May be Old and Sharon may be gone, but does anything really Change? This Article is still relevant in 2013 Women for Israel's Tomorrow: We are an extra-parliamentary group which is devoted to the welfare and well-being of Israel. Our aims and purposes are clearly set forth: to advance religious values' culture' and education throughout Israel. We are faced with the enormous expense of hiring lawyers and accountants to prevent the possible elimination of our organization.
Proudly boasting of egalitarianism in the name of 'political correctness' and 'multiculturalism', the intelligentsia have for too long punished the average Joe Blow who voiced any 'unacceptable' (to you) thought word or opinion, calling him 'racist' and 'discriminatory'. It's about time the (expletive) academics and politicians stopped their social experimenting, stopped relying upon the introduction of laws to prevent and punish this type of behaviour, and instead, started ensuring that Australians have no reason for this behaviour, ie, no reason to resent immigrants. Multiculturalism was supposed to make us all one, in a melting pot. What was forced upon us, was racial, social and cultural segregation of a type that treated 'we Aussies' like second class citizens, AND punished us for saying so
The west is fast losing this war, primarily because 'Military Intelligence' is an oxymoron, and secondly because 'we' don't have the faintest idea of 'what and how' the Terrorists think, and while none of us would like to see a 'government controlled press' such as we have here in China, where no more than 20% bad news can be published, our western 'free' press and democratic rights to public comments provide great fodder for the other side
Disengagement means separation. But according to the plan Israel continues to provide Gazan Arabs with food, water, electricity and fuel, and Gazan Arabs can continue to work within the Green Line and to ship their products for sale in Israel or transshipment abroad through Israeli ports. Clearly the only thing being separated are Jews from their land
The IDF anti-terror policy is working: Israel's stepped-up campaign against terrorist leaders since early 2003 has resulted in a 50-percent decrease in the number of Israeli terror victims. Palestinian deaths have likewise decreased significantly. Terror groups are in disarray, their leaders in hiding: Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh told a reporter this week, 'Hamas might have a crisis on its hands after losing its leaders.' Another terror leader said people are 'unaware of the limitations and amount of pressure imposed against the Palestinian combatants.' And as opposed to Rantisi's bravado ("I prefer to die by Apache"), Hamas' new leader is afraid to reveal his identity or location.
This is the way terrorism must be fought. It needs to be decapitated. It needs to be discouraged with overwhelming force. It needs to be met with greater terror. I know this is not politically correct. I know we're all supposed to give lip service to the "peace process." I know it is not considered kosher to encourage Israel to take out its terrorist enemies the way the U.S. takes out its own. I know I will be roundly condemned by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the self-proclaimed Arab-American leaders for this position. I don't care. I say this proudly as an American of Arab ancestry
Actually, Yassin's brand of 'spirituality' is the very ideological and emotional fuel that drives Palestinian (and worldwide Islamic) terrorism, the plague of our age. Yassin continually called for suicide terrorism as a religious obligation, and even said about himself that "the day in which I will die as a shahid [martyr] will be the happiest day of my life." Yassin himself had long called upon world Islamic terrorists to join with Hamas in global jihad.
The ideological mentors of the PA/PLO were allies of the Nazis (e.g. Haj Amin Al-Husseini). Arafat, Abu-Mazin, Inc. were trained by the KGB and forged intimate ties with the ruthless Communist regimes in Moscow and E. Europe. The PA/PLO have constituted the role-model of international terrorism, narco-terrorism, hijacking, car-bombing, homicide-bombing, hate-education, inter-Arab treachery, corruption and oppression of Christian Arabs (who have fled Bethlehem, Beit-Jallah and Ramallah). They have introduced an unprecedented hope-driven terrorism, systematically and violently violating all agreements. They instituted a hate-education system (K-12), which has featured a production line of heralded homicide bombers for the next two generations.
MEMRI documents regular PA sermons urging children to blow themselves up while "plunging into the midst of the Jews." And Itamar Marcus recently testified to the US Senate on the systematic indoctrination of young Palestinian children ¯ through official PA schoolbooks, public events, television, and even music videos ¯ to become suicide terrorists "for the sake of Allah."
On the return from the mission to destroy the Indians in the year 1637 under the command of John Endicott an eyewitness describes: "When they [the Indians] saw us on their beaches they hurried to approach us in blessing and called to us, "Hello". When we reached the river the Indians soon figured out, that we came to burn their fields and destroy them". - "The Union of Palestinian Journalists announced that it views with severity the steps of the Palestinian newspapers, who published paid advertisement on the fifth of this month, from the US State Department, announcing the reward of $5 million to anyone who will bring information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the attack [killing 3 Americans
At the end of the day though, Australians need to get their act together. If they don't, it won't be too long before 'OUR' country will be ruled by some foreign power, (and there are several who would love the chance), and such freedoms and liberty that we do enjoy but don't appreciate, and which we do abuse, will be lost to us forever
You see, so much is covered by politically correct language that, in fact, the truth has been lost. For example, when we speak about Islam in the west, we try to use our own language and terminology. We speak about Islam in terms of democracy and fundamentalism, in terms of parliamentarism and all kinds of terms, which we take from our own dictionary. One of my professors and one of the greatest orientalists in the world says that doing this is like a cricket reporter describing a cricket game in baseball terms. We cannot use for one culture or civilization the language of another. For Islam, you've got to use the language of Islam. - Jews have created their own independent state. It is anathema.
This week's youth gathering named for Zalum was under the auspices of Yasser Arafat and the Ministry of Youth and Sport. Speakers included the terrorist's widow and the Chairman of the PA Legislative Council, who praised the terrorist. A film was shown about the terrorist's life.
As relevant in 2013 as when first written -- "I knew there was no moral justification for the creation of a new state of Palestine one that has never existed in the history of the world. I knew it was a bad idea to reward terrorism which is exactly what the creation of the state does. I knew it was wrong to dismantle Jewish communities in traditionally Jewish lands. I knew it was a bad deal for Christian Arabs who happen to live in the territory. I knew it would result in a new totalitarian, Islamic state. I still know all this".
Neither our nation, nor Mexican immigrants, deserves to be subject to rash decisions, social experiments or political jury-rigging". How utterly BLIND we as a society have become in an effort to 'sanitise' our 'self perceptions' through the processes and activities associated with 'intellectual enlightenment'
The only peace the Arabs are prepared to give us is the peace of the grave. In blood and fire was Israel born and on a hot anvil was she forged. The brave young soldiers of Israel must take a quick glance back to the crematoria of Auschwitz and then go forth to face the enemy knowing that there is still no alternative (ein briera). Islam divides the world between Believers and Infidels. Jews and Christians are relegated to the status of Dhimmi, or second class citizens. The Koran clearly calls on Moslems to degrade and humiliate both groups
This is a Jewish state in which Arabs can live in dignity if they abide by the law. They can, of course, practice religious ritual according to their faith. We shall never emulate Arafat's "Minister of Religious Affairs" Hassan Tahboub, who recently said, "Jews will not be able to pray on the Temple Mount, the Machpela Cave, or Rachel's Tomb, once these shrines come under Palestinian control." Hebron must remain in our hands: not because of the 400 Jews who live near the cave, but because of the 4,000 years of Jewish history; because of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, that glorious monument whose like no other city can boast; because of David's kingdom in Hebron
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R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up 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.
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R.P. BenDedek writes social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both at KingsCalendar, and as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News in Maine USA.
He has been teaching Conversational English in China since 2003 and currently (2016) is teaching in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province.