Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Zeek Thought

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February 7th, 2007

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in 1775, the publication of Benjamin Franklin's “An Imaginary Speech” in London, in which he rebutted slanders against the American colonists with such statements as, “Indiscriminate Accusations against the Absent are cowardly Calumnies,” causes Sir Reginald Beckwith, a minor noble who had first published the anti-American sentiments, to challenge him to a duel. Sir Reginald, though wounded by Franklin's gunshot, aims true and drops the American statesman. Howls of protest from across the water become battle cries that rally the colonials. “Remember Franklin!” and “For Ben!” became familiar to British soldiers hearing their last words in the war that led to colonial independence in 1779.

in 1963, Richard Reilly, the American philosopher responsible for the modern synthesis of the Greek and Zen schools of thought, was born in Ohio. Reilly's Zeeks, who followed the teachings he began at Rice University in Texas, became highly influential in virtually every field of endeavor, from literature to space flight – one of his students was connected with NASA. After a follower of his was appointed to the president's cabinet in 2013, he was introduced to President Edwards and was, in short order, the new spiritual advisor to the White House. From this new vantage point, his creed of Zeek Thought became wildly popular, and Zeek brotherhoods popped up everywhere.

in 2007, President Bush issues a statement retroactively declaring all of the reporters and 2 Secret Service agents he killed unlawful enemy combatants, and his running them over with a tractor was simply the execution of the sentences he gave them. This fails to stop the impeachment trial against him from proceeding; indeed it only seems to spur the Congresspeople on, and quiets several of his defenders. His most vocal defender, though, Connecticut's Joseph Lieberman, continues to profess faith in the president's good will and good judgment. “We can't second-guess the Commander-in-Chief,” Senator Lieberman tells reporters. “We're at war, and sometimes hard decisions and even harder actions must be taken.”

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In 1962 the United States Government bans all Cuban imports and exports in protest at the alliance with Nazi Germany.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1969 the original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service as engineers seek to cease the vortex caused by the multi-dimensional forces unleashed by the 100,000 KVA facility.Vortex around Moccasin, California
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~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 2017 the Homeless fashion trend scandalises the Western World. Absence of shaving, increasingly casual clothes, lack of manners and universal youthful degeneracy had been tolerated to that point, but now superstars could not be distinguished from tramps.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1992 Harry Turtledove published the counter-history novel Guns of October, in which he posed the Cuban question – what if the United States had equal capability, preventing the Nazis from arming the island with nuclear weapons?Harry Turtledove
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~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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Rich Reilly said...

"Zeek Thought" . . . I love it! Mind if I borrow it for my own purposes?

Reverend Robbie said...

Feel free - you founded it, after all... :)

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