Saturday, November 18, 2017

Dutch colonization of Bali 1906 and notorious puputan (mass suicide) of Balinese royals--

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_intervention_in_Bali_(1906)

low morale no surprise--

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 36s37 seconds ago If there is a morale issue in State Dept, or in WH or US Govt, it is Trmp admin's duty to find out why fix it. Bf we get into a nuclear war Trmp admin mainly defensive now BAD performance imagine saying "Am. first" overseas, in Asia, Soo diplomatic. Low morale no surprise 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 7m7 minutes ago State Department spokeswoman acknowledges ‘morale issue’ in surprise admission : http://aol.it/2zOq4YX via @AOL 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2h2 hours ago Donald Trump Jr.'s messages with WikiLeaks provide evidence of campaign-finance violations, Bob Bauer argues:

An abstract made with a camera--Copyright Kyi May Kaung--send message if interested in buying prints--

Kind words on my novella Black Rice, partly based on my cousin's story--

Photo essay--Trees in the Fall or Autumn--Copyright K.M.Kaung

Trmp Jr and Wikileaks emails--Trmp and campaing have a whopping legal problem--

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/donald-trump-jrs-messages-with-wikileaks-point-to-campaign-finance-violations/545903/

Thursday, November 16, 2017

DSK's ex wife's family get Nazi looted Matisse returned to them--

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/14/jewish-art-dealers-family-recover-matisse-painting-looted-by-nazis

Daniil -- piano recital

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYAb2FeIlLA

My novella The Lovers in Wild River Review

https://www.wildriverreview.com/lit/fiction/the-lovers/ Also available on Amazon by K.M.Kaung

Record breaking Leonardo da Vinci sale

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-christies-auction.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=FB55B0982F2F25C1984EC02CBC1651B2&gwt=pay I prefer the unrestored image. km

Christie's record breaking da Vinci sale--

https://news.artnet.com/opinion/leonardo-da-vinci-salvator-mundi-auction-christies-1137170

China sticks to original policies, contradicting trmp

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-sticks-by-freeze-for-freeze-korea-de-escalation-proposal-contradicting-trump/2017/11/16/802f5df8-caaa-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.5481ff50b238

Six likeliest ways Roy Moore saga could end

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/16/the-five-likeliest-ways-this-whole-roy-moore-saga-could-end-ranked/?utm_term=.c9ea733ebd3f

As Germany hosts green summit, forest being razed nearby.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/europe/germany-coal-hambach-forest/index.html

Lebanese PM accepts French invitation, after shock resignation in Saudi Arabia, allegedly instigated by Kushner during secret trip

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/lebanese-prime-minister-plans-france-trip-after-shock-resignation-in-saudi-arabia-officials/2017/11/16/e3e74748-ca50-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_story.html?utm_term=.b0e96494ba7e

Mugabe exited but Zimbabwe still in jeopardy--of course, dictators destrony countries.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/africa/zimbabwe-unrest/index.html

trmp reverses Obama elephant trunkc import ban--does the man do anything right? No.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/11/15/trophies-from-elephant-hunts-in-zimbabwe-were-banned-in-the-u-s-trump-just-reversed-that/?utm_term=.7ed24ab26f42

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Iris Apfel--Rare bird of fashion--

https://www.nytimes.com/video/t-magazine/100000002615161/iris-apfel-on-the-meaning-of-style.html

Luke Harding in The Guardian--How trmp walked into P's web.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/15/how-trump-walked-into-putins-web-luke
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N Korea newspaper calls trump, "criminal sentenced to death"

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/15/north-korea-sentences-trump-to-death-for-insulting-kim-jong-un

too bloody awful or two bloody awful-- see below

From, All over the Internet Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton at US Mint.

Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin at the US Mint--what awful characters

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 47s47 seconds ago oh great, the real LL has 22 followers and is following 2 ppl. wow https://twitter.com/MsLouiseLinton 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Quinn Cummings‏Verified account @quinncy 4h4 hours ago So, Louise Linton story. Friend went to bridal shower of acquaintance. My friend isn't fancy, but acquaintance has aspirations above her station. Much older fiancé, much lucre, you get it. Anywho, at said fancy event, this woman comes swanning in, 1/ 14 replies 38 retweets 155 likes You Retweeted Jeffrey Labowski‏ @TheLastPenguin 7m7 minutes ago Replying to @RVAwonk Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin are pigs. Let them eat cake. 0 replies 1 retweet 0 likes You Retweeted Donald Jr.'s Orange Jumpsuit ⚔ ❄‏ @ghostofgener 8m8 minutes ago Replying to @aravosis Louise Linton poses with the love of her life, and her husband was there, too. 0 replies 1 retweet 3 likes You Retweeted TJ‏ @SithLordTJ 11m11 minutes ago Does anyone else think that Louise Linton & Donald Trump had an affair? 0 replies 1 retweet 0 likes You Retweeted TJ‏ @SithLordTJ 12m12 minutes ago Louise Linton looks as if she is getting ready to select young women to work for her, only to slaughter & use their blood to bathe in to stay youthful, & make lamp shades out of their skin...Yikes! 0 replies 1 retweet 2 likes You Retweeted truthbyDW‏ @truthbyDW 13m13 minutes ago When Cartoon Villains turn into real people. Louise Linton & Steve Mnuchin 0 replies 1 retweet 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 5m5 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Paul Rudnick tone deaf, they have been called and they outclass the trmps in boorishness Kyi Kaung added, Paul Rudnick @PaulRudnickNY Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton showing off their ultrasound 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Liberal Venom 🌊‏ @LiberalVenom 32m32 minutes ago I am pretty sure that you could search the world over, and not find a less likable woman, than "Louise Linton" 2 replies 3 retweets 8 likes You Retweeted Carrot‏ @FreedomCarrot 3h3 hours ago Who the hell makes duck lips in the U.S. Mint?? Geezus. None other than #HermesTerrorist Louise Linton. #ChampagneCabinet strikes again! 29 replies 64 retweets 211 likes You Retweeted CNN Politics‏Verified account @CNNPolitics 34m34 minutes ago Steven Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton strikes a pose with a sheet of money, looking thrilled that her husband's signature made it onto the dollar bill http://cnn.it/2jsFHi3 77 replies 32 retweets 44 likes You Retweeted Caroline O.‏ @RVAwonk 3h3 hours ago Just a friendly reminder that the GOP wants to raise taxes on the middle class & take health insurance away from millions of Americans so people like Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin can get a tax cut. 251 replies 2,100 retweets 2,765 likes You Retweeted Jesse Berney‏Verified account @jesseberney 4h4 hours ago God bless Louise Linton, who even after one of the worst PR disasters of the year is unable to stop dressing like a Disney villain. 131 replies 771 retweets 3,190 likes You Retweeted Red T Raccoon‏ @RedTRaccoon 3h3 hours ago Honestly, has Louise Linton not learned anything from her last photo op? This isn't a good look. Just live your life away from the camera please. 104 replies 186 retweets 475 likes You Retweeted BrooklynDad_Defiant!‏ @mmpadellan 3h3 hours ago Photographer, to Louise Linton: OK, give me your best "Let 'em eat cake" face. Ahh, perfect. 103 replies 315 retweets 771 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2h2 hours ago Former KGB Putin friend hired for US Moscow embassy security http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/former-kgb-putin-friend-hired-for-us-moscow-embassy-security-1096641603905 … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 5h5 hours ago House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump 0 replies 0 retweets 1 like You Retweeted Cheech Marin‏Verified account @CheechMarin May 1 Proud to share that I'm talking with @RAMriverside @riversidecagov to open national #ChicanoArt center http://lat.ms/2oPe84j @CheechMarin 9 replies 50 retweets 135 likes You Retweeted Cheech Marin‏Verified account @CheechMarin May 2 amazing day! Thank for @riversideartmuseum and The City of Riverside for giving me the opportunity of establishing The Chicano Art Center 19 replies 115 retweets 394 likes You Retweeted

Shepard Smith debunks uranium one lie peddled by his own network, and trmp

https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/11/14/fox-news-shepard-smith-debunks-uranium-one-lie-peddled-his-own-network/218557

Hoar frost in Shenandoah National Park

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/11/15/heres-how-a-gorgeous-display-of-hoar-frost-coated-shenandoah-national-park/?utm_term=.0f184192d495

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My page views all time history on this blog is approaching 1 m

Burma, starving and traumatized Rohingya--ABC video

http://abcnews.go.com/International/desperate-conditions-thousands-rohingya-myanmar-captured-night-vision/story?id=51114233

Jeff Sessions live hearing at Senate Judiciary Com. 3rd version :(

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/us/politics/jeff-sessions-congress-russia.html Testimony is over 5 hours long, but worth watching, even to count the "I don't recalls" and "I can't answers." Repubs try to shift narrative, Dems attack with deadly accuracy. Watch it. 11-14-2017

You will still need a Twitter account to open my Twitter acct and read it, so get some young un in your family to show you how to open one, or figure it out yourself.

If I can do, so can you. I am a senior and I have been blogging for over 10 years was on Facebook for 3 (2013-2016) and on Twitter wh I resuscitated in Nov 2016, for obvious reasons. 11-14-2017

I give myself some flowers -- such a grey day

Cactus dahlias, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Picture copyright K.M.Kaung

The Pied Piper of Burma speaks, follow me on Twitter, follow me, follow me.

VICTORY over tech yecht for today--I successfully embedded my fabulous twitter acct url into this blog.

OK, now my Twitter is embedded into this blog till 2020. Follow me on Twitter--

It worked, now to pin it to the top forever--

My painting studio

Paintings and photo copyright Kaung

Cambodian dancers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, summer 2017

Photos copyright K M Kaung

My tweets 11-14-2017--follow me on Twitter, Kyi Kaung@KyiKaung

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago Trmp is just sinking fast and faster, so he's throwing twitter shit at anyone he can think of, that's always his strategy and tactics. He does what's best for Trmp family, ALL the Time, that's all. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Pat Cunnane‏Verified account @PatCunnane 7h7 hours ago Imagine for a moment if @BarackObama asked @EricHolder to investigate @SenJohnMcCain to distract from the reeling economy of 2009. That's where we are. @realDonaldTrump shouldn't get a pass just because he's a moron who's done so much damage to American norms it's hard to keep up 10 replies 134 retweets 337 likes You Retweeted Black Aziz Anansi‏ @Freeyourmindkid 21h21 hours ago So did anyone else pickup that GQ tried to recreate this photo of Muhammad Ali with Colin Kaepernick ? 72 replies 875 retweets 2,271 likes You Retweeted Muta Asinus Vulpes‏ @cyclodog 9h9 hours ago Replying to @Khanoisseur And important to note that candidate Trump was briefed by US Intelligence on August 17th that RU was meddling and likely using WikiLeaks as a cutout, thus he knowingly propped up and promoted a non-state foreign adversary in late 2016. 0 replies 21 retweets 56 likes You Retweeted Laurence Tribe‏Verified account @tribelaw 7h7 hours ago WikiLeaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to spread its work, contest the election results, and have Assange appointed ambassador to the U.S. @JuliaIoffe on their secret correspondence: 41 replies 595 retweets 899 likes You Retweeted Brian Klaas‏Verified account @brianklaas 5h5 hours ago Brian Klaas Retweeted The New York Times These attempts to bully the Justice Department into investigating political rivals is the kind of thing you expect in Turkey or Russia. Brian Klaas added, The New York Times Verified account @nytimes Jeff Sessions asked officials to look into whether a special prosecutor is needed to investigate the Clinton Foundation http://nyti.ms/2hpYVk5 25 replies 204 retweets 468 likes You Retweeted Jesse Lehrich‏Verified account @JesseLehrich 6h6 hours ago Jesse Lehrich Retweeted Donald J. Trump Rasmussen is notoriously awful. nobody thinks you "could be in the 50s." every decent pollster has your approval between 34% & 40%. Jesse Lehrich added, Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 1 reply 8 retweets 34 likes You Retweeted rosierifka‏ @rosierifka 4h4 hours ago Why Is Trump So Militantly Against An Investigation Into Putin's Meddling In Our Elections 0 replies 1 retweet 0 likes You Retweeted Seth Abramson‏Verified account @SethAbramson 21h21 hours ago (THREAD) News that Trump offered Papadopoulos a "blank check" to choose any administration job he wanted after the election, coupled with reports Papadopoulos lied to the FBI a few weeks later "out of loyalty to Trump," suggests the possibility of new Obstruction charges—read on. 113 replies 2,753 retweets 4,674 likes You Retweeted Anne Helen Petersen‏Verified account @annehelen Nov 11 White evangelicals are now more accepting of politicians who have committed immoral acts than the average American: https://www.npr.org/2016/10/23/498890836/poll-white-evangelicals-have-warmed-to-politicians-who-commit-immoral-acts … 897 replies 5,429 retweets 6,185 likes You Retweeted Joe Scarborough‏Verified account @JoeNBC 4h4 hours ago 85% Of Trump nominees for the federal court have been male. His percentages for US Attorneys may be worse. Outrageous. 163 replies 237 retweets 657 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 8m8 minutes ago Opinion | The clown goes abroad 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted rosierifka‏ @rosierifka 4h4 hours ago Trump's Asia trip showed what happens when a very big nation is led by a very small man: http://wapo.st/2hnUdDE?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.437ac3f8b681 … by @Eugene_Robinson 0 replies 2 retweets 1 like You Retweeted Joe Scarborough‏Verified account @JoeNBC 5h5 hours ago Joe Scarborough Retweeted Maggie Haberman Barack Obama wisely refused to investigate Bush actions in Iraq. Sessions investigating Trump's political rival would set a dangerous precedent followed by tyrants and autocrats. Joe Scarborough added, Maggie Haberman Verified account @maggieNYT Trump wants a probe of Clintons. Trump has hinted at firing Sessions. Sessions wants to keep his job. Here we are. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/politics/justice-department-uranium-one-special-counsel.html?_r=0 … 185 replies 504 retweets 1,512 likes You Retweeted Alan He‏Verified account @alanhe 12h12 hours ago Mike Pence to Hugh Hewitt 7/29/16: "If it is found that Russia or China or any other foreign power compromised the private email, or capture classified information, and then released that information through the Wikileaks or otherwise, there’d be serious consequences for that." 278 replies 4,531 retweets 8,909 likes You Retweeted rosierifka‏ @rosierifka 3h3 hours ago A Washington county that went for Trump is shaken as immigrant neighbors start disappearing 0 replies 6 retweets 1 like You Retweeted David Leopold‏Verified account @DavidLeopold 3h3 hours ago Timeline of Trump Jr.'s exchanges with WikiLeaks 0 replies 9 retweets 3 likes You Retweeted Natasha Bertrand‏Verified account @NatashaBertrand 12h12 hours ago It’s worth noting that it is very easy for the sender of a DM to delete it. Only way to be sure that Trump Jr (whose lawyer hasn’t responded to my q about this) published full exchange is for Wikileaks to release its copy. But Assange is now saying WL doesn’t keep those records. 156 replies 744 retweets 1,849 likes You Retweeted Justin Hendrix‏Verified account @justinhendrix 3h3 hours ago George Papadopoulos told Stephen Miller, a senior Trump campaign policy adviser, that he had received "interesting messages" from Moscow — one day after learning that Russia apparently had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee 5 replies 50 retweets 85 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11m11 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted rosierifka what do you expect with orange beating drum loudly fr WH??? Kyi Kaung added, rosierifka @rosierifka Hate crimes rise again https://www.axios.com/axios-am-2509201075.html?rebelltitem=6&utm_term=twsocialshare#rebelltitem6 … #axiosam 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted rosierifka shit Kyi Kaung added, rosierifka @rosierifka Mo Brooks is sticking by Moore. He says the GOP agenda is 'vastly more important than contested sexual allegations.' https://trib.al/EmyBMRZ 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Kristen Soltis Anderson‏Verified account @KSoltisAnderson 3h3 hours ago Kristen Soltis Anderson Retweeted Donald J. Trump “Some people think...” Polls in Virginia UNDERESTIMATED disdain for President Trump, just FYI. You can’t just make up results you like. Kristen Soltis Anderson added, Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 16 replies 42 retweets 174 likes You Retweeted Jim Acosta‏Verified account @Acosta 8h8 hours ago Jim Acosta Retweeted Jim Acosta A key NATO ally sought assurances Trump could not launch a rash nuclear strike, CNN has learned. Lawmakers looking to limit his authority. Jim Acosta added, Jim Acosta Verified account @Acosta Lawmakers, US allies seek assurance that Trump won't rashly launch nuclear strike http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/politics/trump-nuclear-authority/index.html … 115 replies 832 retweets 1,918 likes You Retweeted Kevin Quealy‏ @KevinQ 2h2 hours ago New this morning in upshot-land, we explore a curious relationship: The more education that Democrats and Republicans have, the more their beliefs in climate change **diverge**. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/14/upshot/climate-change-by-education.html … 3 replies 9 retweets 8 likes You Retweeted Pierre Omidyar‏Verified account @pierre 10h10 hours ago Pierre Omidyar Retweeted Matt Bors A legitimate news organization does not start a conversation with “we have gained unauthorized access to an anti-Trump site. Here’s the password, check it out.” Pierre Omidyar added, Matt Bors @MattBors Hello I'm from the smart encryption leak website. Would you like to DM with me about crime? 22 replies 190 retweets 855 likes You Retweeted The Upshot‏Verified account @UpshotNYT 2h2 hours ago A partisan paradox. 0 replies 11 retweets 16 likes You Retweeted Maggie Haberman‏Verified account @maggieNYT 12h12 hours ago POTUS to NYT in Nov. 2016: " Look, I want to move forward, I don’t want to move back. And I don’t want to hurt the Clintons. I really don’t. She went through a lot. And suffered greatly in many different ways. And I am not looking to hurt them at all." 333 replies 732 retweets 2,152 likes You Retweeted Daniel Dale‏Verified account @ddale8 2h2 hours ago Daniel Dale Retweeted Julie Davis Trump keeps making this bizarre false claim about Obama. What actually happened was Obama, in advance, cancelled a planned Laos meeting with Duterte, who’d insulted him and his mother. He wasn’t stranded in the sky above Manila. Daniel Dale added, Julie Davis Verified account @juliehdavis Leaving Manila, POTUS said he had forged relationship w Philippines "better than ever." Said under Obama, AF1 had gotten close but was barred from landing (that never happened) 116 replies 1,410 retweets 2,798 likes

Monday, November 13, 2017

Francis Wade's book on the Rohingya

https://www.amazon.com/Myanmars-Enemy-Within-Nationalism-Anti-Muslim/dp/1783605278/ref=pd_cp_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=E445R6MWE8CHGNSQ93PD#reader_B0741BWS4B It's state sponsored violence. And it is a Genocide. Capital G. No one in Burma can even organize a hiking group without state approval. I "know" Francis Wade as I recommended he be invited to speak in 2002 when we (The Burma Fund) arranged a conference in Bangkok, on democracy. He was working at the Irrawaddy magazine then, and we had not yet heard of the Rohingya. This is a thoughtful book which begins with an interview of a Burman /Arakan? extreme nationalist, and I am afraid they all are. I have spoken to several, they seem at first reasonable enough, then you notice the warped views. For instance, a geneticist said, it could all be settled in 5 minutes flat. (Because I guess she meant DNA testing on both sides of the border line would show "Muslim blood.") She was married to an Arakan man. The problem is the borderline is assumed to be legitimate, but it was just drawn on a map (piece of paper) by British colonialists in 1824 and then taken by independent Burma after 1948 and the junta after 1962. So what if your folks lived on both sides of the border line and families grew in size over time. Besides, the govt. wants your land, for the start of their Shwe (Gold) pipeline which cuts across straight to Yunnan. (Source, Dr. Nora Rowley, 2012). Nora worked for Medicins sans Frontieres in Arakan and also spent her own money to live and work in Fort Wayne, IN, among Burmese refugees. Dr Yin Yin Nwe, geologist, former daughter in law of Gen Ne Win, has said the Rohingya " have too many children" and look how hard it is for her, having to keep one son in school, even on her UN salary. She was junta appointed delegate on junta sponsored "Rohingya commission"--I don't think it was even called that. Well, this book is worth a read. kmk 11-13-2017 Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

floating cities financed by bitcoin--what would they sell, tourism and prostitution?

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/business/dealbook/seasteading-floating-cities.html They forget that airlines and cruise lines are spaces where Human Rights are the most abused. What about pollution and sewage? 11-13-2017