Monday, November 30, 2020

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Asylum-seeker from Guatemala

https://theintercept.com/2019/06/23/guatemala-land-defender-san-rafael-mine/

NBC's Chuck Todd interviews the liar in chief

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/president-trump-s-full-unedited-interview-meet-press-n1020731






Images from Twitter and Internet, recent weeks.

(dangers of) trmp playing chicken with Ayatollah

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/22/opinion/sunday/trump-iran-strikes.html

in fact ALL orange turd's behavior is RISKY, from his grandstanding, to his strutting and boasting, to his sex (according to Stormy though, "boring") and his loose lips and his so-called "policies."

Uggh

#Impeach DonaldTrump Now.

6-23-2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Post apocalyptic fiction to read before the world ends.

https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/best-post-apocalyptic-books

What to do if ICE knocks on your door.


You will need a Twitter acct to see this.

They may say they are police or looking for someone.

Don't open the door, don't say anything, don't sign anything, let them pass it under the door.

Contact your lawyer or ACLU.  Take photos of whatever document they shove under door.  It's supposed to be for illegal aliens only, but legal aliens and even citizens may get harassed, even though T said he won't go ahead with mass arrests as he planned tomorrow (Sunday).

Above all don't panic.
"Time cover" by actor/cartoonist Jim Carrey

6-22-2019  Saturday.


From 2016, NYT refused to retract its story of 2 women who were groped by trmp

https://money.cnn.com/2016/10/12/media/new-york-times-donald-trump-lawsuit-threat/

To date 21 that's TWENTY ONE women have accused trmp of inappropriate touching.

6-22-2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Dr. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC analyses HH's "testimony, "

One other commentator said on Twitter, "she did not 'testify'.  She came in expensive clothes and makeup and just sat there" for 7 SEVEN! hours.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/06/21/rachel_maddow_hope_hicks_transcript_shines_light_on_possible_lewd_trump_tape.html

She came with 5 FIVE lawyers, incld lowest Barr's asst.

This is beyond the pale of what is acceptable.

Stay tuned.

6-22-2019



Burma Translation Society 1954--from Thant Myint U blog


Lost Footsteps
Burma Translation Society
1954
Burma Translation Society
The Burma Translation Society governing council in 1954 including many of the leading writers of the time. Standing (from l to r): U San Htwa, U Ba, U Khin Zaw, U Myo Min, U Thein Han, U Kaung, U Wun, U Thant Sitting (from l to r): Dr Htin Aung, Education Minister U Than Aung, retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Sir Mya Bu, Prime Minister U Nu, Finanace Minister U Tin, Supreme Court Justice U E Maung, U Cho. The semi-official Society's main mission was to make outside knowledge available to the Burmese people. In 1954 they had just published the first volume of the "Encyclopedia Burmanica"; when the book first arrived by ship at the Brooking Street wharf, U Nu and most of the cabinet were there to greet the ship. U Nu believed that the country was suffering from an "ever increasing number of ignoramuses and Mr Zeros" and that only the spread of knowledge and education could make possible genuine development.
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Sorry, Burmese font is not Zawgyi--will post Engish version

အမေ့ခံအတိတ်
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဘာသာပြန်စာပေအသင်း
event_note ခေတ်ကာလများပြပုံ

၁၉၅၄

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဘာသာပြန်စာပေအသင်း

Read in English

၁၉၅၄ ခုနစ်က မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ဘာသာပြန်စာပေအသင်း၏ အမှုဆောင်ကောင်စီသည် ထိုခေတ်အခါက စာပေလောက၏ ဦးသျှောင် စာရေးဆရာများဖြင့် ဖွဲ့စည်းထားသည်။ (မတ်တပ်ရပ်နေသူများ၊ ဝဲမှယာသို့) ဦးစံထွား၊ ဦးဘ၊ ဦးခင်ဇော်၊ ဦးမျိုးမင်း၊ ဦးသိန်းဟန်၊ ဦးကောင်း၊ ဦးဝန်၊ ဦးသန့်။ (ထိုင်နေသူများ၊ ဝဲမှယာသို့) ဦးထင်အောင်၊ ပညာရေးဝန်ကြီး ဦးသန်းအောင်၊ အငြိမ်းစား တရားလွှတ်တော်ချုပ်၏ တရားသူကြီးချုပ် ဆာမြဘူး၊ ဝန်ကြီးချုပ် ဦးနု၊ ဘဏ္ဍာရေးဝန်ကြီး ဦးတင်၊ တရားလွှတ်တော်ချုပ် တရားသူကြီးချုပ် ဦးအီမောင်၊ ဦးချို။ တစ်စိတ်တစ်ဒေသအားဖြင့် တရားဝင် အဖွဲ့အစည်းဖြစ်သော ဤအသင်းကြီး၏ ရည်ရွယ်ချက်မှာ ပြင်ပဗဟုသုတများကို  မြန်မာလူမျိုးများ လက်လှမ်းမီစေရန် ဖြစ်သည်။ ၁၉၅၄ ခုနစ်တွင် ပထမဆုံး မြန်မာ့စွယ်စုံကျမ်းကို ထုတ်ဝေနိုင်ခဲ့သည်။ ထိုစာအုပ်ကို သယ်ဆောင်လာသည့် သင်္ဘောသည် ဘရွတ်ကင်းလမ်း (ယနေ့ ဘိုကလေးဈေးလမ်း) ဆိပ်ကမ်းသို့ ဆိုက်ရောက်သောအခါ ဦးနုနှင့် အစိုးရအဖွဲ့ဝင်များက သွားရောက် ကြိုဆိုခဲ့ကြသည်။ ဦးနုသည် တိုင်းပြည်တွင် အတွေးအခေါ် ညံ့ဖျင်းသော ဦးသုညများ တိုးပွားလာနေသည်၊ ထိုပြဿနာကို ဖြေရှင်းရန်အတွက် ဗဟုသုတနှင့် ပညာရပ်များကို ဖြန့်ဝေပေးမှသာ စစ်မှန်သော တိုးတက်မှုကို ရရှိနိုင်မည်ဟု ယုံကြည်ခဲ့သည်။


ပြည်တွင်းပြည်ပ ၁၉ ၅၀ ပြည့်နှစ်များ မှ နောက်ထပ် အကြောင်းအရာများ ဆက်လက်လေ့လာရန်
ခေါင်းစဉ်များ အားလုံးကြည့်ရန်
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Africa--

Just by chance I am blogging about these  2 together.

Last summer I missed Bele Bele Drums when they came to the Village Center, but this year I decided I must go.

Fantastic all woman drumming group, some of the compositions where given to them as gifts or specially composed for them.

In Africa, one of the audience members said, no women ever play the drums.

But these women do-- "That's why we are here."

I liked best a Yoruba prayer which they sang.

They're set up as a non-profit and if you have the chance, go and listen.  They have a website.
--
I read Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Wizard of the Crow some years ago, and I love it.

I like it better than Chinua Echebe, whose writing I don't quite understand.

But I loved Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country.


Also, Death and the King's Horseman, ny Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, a really magnificent play.

Soyinka,_Wole_(1934).jpg


I also saw a production at Arena Stage and stood a couple of hours with my back propped against a bookshelf to see Soyinka in person.

The only other person I've stood like this for is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

When I asked him for advice about how to deal with Burma, he said, "Be wise."

It was interesting that a little VOA guy tried to run rings around the Nobel Laureate, which seems to be a VOA or RFA thing, "friendly fire" as my co-worker called it.  The small doggies always go bonkers when they see a big hillock or a fire hydrant.

Soyinka squashed the small man with one sentence, "I never said that."

-

Something is taken way from us by colonialism, or a lot is, but also something is given back.

Anyway, I had such a bad experience suffering from job harassment from the probably junta-inclined Burmese boss at the radio station on M St, I have vowed never to write in Burmese again, and never even speak much of it.  I'm a writer and an artist.  It's my choice what media and language I decide to use.

And that's my post for today.

kmk

6-21-2019

CNN Chief WH correspondent Jim Acosta's book has hit the NYT bestseller list at #10

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062916129/the-enemy-of-the-people/

Now trmp is CAUGHT between his war mongering GOP "base" and Dems who want to impeach him--

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/21/iran-strike-trump-criticized-republicans-calling-off-missiles/1523118001/

Try and weasel out of this one if you can.

In the end a R winger might do him in.



ICE set to begin immigration raids in 10 cities on Sunday--

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/21/politics/ice-immigration-raids/index.html

Iowa pig farmer says he will run out of food in a week.

6-21-2019

trmp says he called off air strike 10 mins before it was due to happen.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-says-he-did-not-given-final-approval-iran-strikes-n1020386

#ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.

He has no call to act like this.

He's the one who pulled out of Iran nuclear deal.

6-21-2019

Hard to understand Ms Pelosi.

https://newrepublic.com/article/154001/democrats-overthinking-trumps-impeachment-naturally

Evaluating Burma's so-called democratic reforms-- my article in Speakout/Truthout

https://truthout.org/articles/fire-in-the-eves-to-major-conflagration-its-high-time-to-evaluate-burmas-so-called-democratic-reforms/

This is one of my articles that I sent out, and didn't know was published till I "googled myself."

But anyway, it's published and I reckon some people might have read it.

kmk
6-21-2019




Papier mache artwork by K M Kaung,

Let it Fly with the Flowers: Essays about the Institute of Economics, Rangoon, Burma.


Memorializing our brilliant, humane and committed mentors in Economics.

Thanks to all the Contributors and especially Daw Khin Pwint Oo, who helped with collecting the essays, some "collectible" and requiring quite a bit of legwork. 

edited by KM Kaung

2014


My Rohingya activists' handy handbook--

https://www.amazon.com/Rohingya-Genocide-Burma-2012-2017-Actvists/dp/1981805028#reader_1981805028

The problem of nearly 1 m displaced in the biggest refugee camp in the world in Bangladesh remains.

Learn here how to get connected and try and solve this tremendous Human Rights problem, how to get connected to top activists.

Start from WORDS

They are not "Bengalis"

They did not come in from across the border.

They have been here for centuries.

The junta wants their land.

Now they have nowhere to go.

6-21-2019


Friday, June 21, 2019

1988, a student leader Mothi Awegoke flees from the MIS (Military Intel) on the streets of Rangoon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZX3DP

Wolf:  A Novel of Love and Betrayal, now on Amazon in print and e-editions.

6-21-2019

1988, a student leader Mothi Awegoke flees from the MIS (Military Intel) on the streets of Rangoon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZX3DP

Wolf:  A Novel of Love and Betrayal, now on Amazon in print and e-editions.

6-21-2019

The Guardian--10 best books on the mafia

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/01/the-top-10-books-about-the-mafia-roberto-dainotto

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Peter Bergen--How trmp created one hell of a mess with Iran.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/20/opinions/us-iran-mess-trump-endgame-bergen/index.html

You'd do well to read Newsweek regularly too.




Cartoon from all over Internet, not from Newsweek.

trmp ad from Tom Steyer to run on F & F in DC only to catch trmp's attention--

https://www.newsweek.com/impeach-trump-ad-fox-news-1445110

death threats FROM trump camp--search results.

About 110,000,000 results (0.62 seconds) 

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May 1, 2019 - “Racist threats to kill present and former public officials are not protected ... When I hear all these people knocking the president, it upsets me.” ... Mr. Taubert made multiple calls to the Washington office of Al Franken, then a ...
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  1. Melania lives an extravagant lifestyle most people can only dream about.

pattern goes beyond Stormy Daniels--people who have opposed trmp who've recd death threats.

https://twitter.com/intent/tweet/complete?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.propublica.org%2Farticle%2Fa-short-history-of-threats-received-by-donald-trumps-opponents&text=A%20Short%20History%20of%20Threats%20Received%20by%20Donald%20Trump%E2%80%99s%20Opponents&latest_status_id=1141875237698572289

Where to live if you hate trump

https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/cities-live-in-if-you-hate-trump.html/

Why trump went to Florida

Florida is a winner-take-all voting state for Republicans, but is a proportional voting state for Democrats. Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Florida, while Clinton won the Democratic primary in the state.

List--wikipedia--places where trmp rallies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_post-election_Donald_Trump_rallies

trmp can't win Iowa unless he cheats

Iowa and food--from Living History Farms site-

Iowa’s has ranked #1 in the United States in producing these crops and farm products:

  • 1st: Soybean production
  • 1st: Corn production
  • 1st: Pork production
  • 1st: Egg production
(Source: 2012 State Agriculture Overview- Iowa, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Iowa and food--from Living History Farms site-

Iowa’s has ranked #1 in the United States in producing these crops and farm products:

  • 1st: Soybean production
  • 1st: Corn production
  • 1st: Pork production
  • 1st: Egg production
(Source: 2012 State Agriculture Overview- Iowa, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Quote from Slate--We want to see d j t shrink, but--


.” Rosenow has established deep bonds with a number of immigrant families from Veracruz, Mexico. “We have members from three different families, and they have been providing us with labor for 20 years now,” he said. “They are highly skilled. They know how to do everything.” 



After decades of working alongside immigrants, Rosenow has learned to admire their discipline. “If you’re a dairy farmer, you have a certain kind of work ethic,” he told me. “I work a lot. All the time. They have the same thing.” When I asked him what would happen if Trump’s allegedly massive raids reached Wisconsin and swept away many of the immigrants who work in the state’s dairy industry, Rosenow didn’t hesitate. “Within days there wouldn’t be any milk on the shelves,” he assured me. “There would be no people to milk the cows. A lot of the cows would go to slaughter and the industry would downsize by at least 50 percent. There would be a shortage of milk, cheese, and butter within maybe a week.”