Saturday, December 03, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/us/judge-rejects-riot-charge-against-amy-goodman-of-democracy-now-over-pipeline-protest.html?_r=1

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now--

https://democracynow.org/2016/10/29/nyt_judge_rejects_riot_charge_against

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now talks to Bernie Sanders about DT

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38563-sanders-on-trump-we-need-to-think-every-day-how-to-mobilize-people-to-defeat-this-horrific-agenda

Wow--never knew this happened in America!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/02/fgm-happened-to-me-in-white-midwest-america

Get ready to buy some books for your holiday reading--

At Roscoe's Pizerria
(a restaurant, not a pizza joint)

7040 Carroll Av.
Tacoma Park, MD
Dec 11- 2.30 PM to 5 PM
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I will be with 29 other authors, selling my books, pl do come--

including my latest memoir A Time to Write, not just about Burma and my flower power calendar.

You may eat there at your own expense, and so will we.

Pl share on all your groups, Twitter, FB etc.

KMK

Kyi May Kaung
Words Sounds and Images

Excellent article, international tax havens, high level divorces and lawyers--

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/magazine/how-to-hide-400-million.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=Trending&version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

Big fire still burning in Cambridge, Massachusetts--

http://patch.com/massachusetts/cambridge/cambridge-fire-blazing-reached-six-alarms

Muslim comedian sat next to younger T on plane--

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mohammed-amer-eric-trump-muslim-comedian_us_5841a0d8e4b0c68e04806c4f

Burma--Rohingya

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/world/asia/myanmars-leader-faulted-for-silence-as-army-campaigns-against-rohingya.html?_r=0

In a "delayed" action, Presdt. Obama lifted some Burma sanctions, which he and ASSK promised in Sept., however the savvy junta has already swung to an even more extreme position.

The West needs to realize ASSK's administration is really a facade democracy, and therefore no substantial difference has been made from touting "reforms" since 2011.

12-3-2016

Wild card--not even inaugurated yet, and already 3 major foreign policy stumbles or bumbles--

http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/03/china-lodges-protest-after-trump-call-with-taiwan-president/21619767/

My translation of a famous Burmese 11 th century poem--

http://www.kmkaung.com/files/Graphics/Writings/Ananta_Thuriya__Translation_by_KM_Kaung_.pdf

A very fine person--

Jay and Pearl were some of the first to befriend me when I moved in--

http://cuban-exile.com/doc_176-200/doc0178.html

Might be racially motivated, victim white with blond model girl looks, perpetrators Hispanic women--

http://abc7chicago.com/home/sherri-papini-kidnapping-case-full-of-mystery/1636661/

Google headlines 12-3-2016

China blasts 'petty' Taiwan call with Trump

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIJING - On Friday, President Xi Jinping told Henry Kissinger that he hoped for “stability” in U.S.-China ties under the new administration.

Student suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of USC professor on campus

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
A USC psychology professor was stabbed to death inside a campus building Friday, allegedly by a student who was taken into custody, Los Angeles police said.

Politics|James Mattis, Trump's Choice for Defense, Favors Working With Allies

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Gen. James N. Mattis met with U.S. Marines at Camp Rhino in Afghanistan in December 2001. Credit Jim Hollander/European Pressphoto Agency.

Keith Papini describes wife's ordeal to ABC's 20/20

Redding Record Searchlight - ‎3 hours ago‎
Keith Papini, whose wife Sherri was kidnapped Nov. 2 and released Thanksgiving Day, speaks with ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman for a "20/20" report Friday.

Indonesian police plane with 13 on board missing

Fox News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Officials say an Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people lost contact during a flight on Saturday. Police said the plane was headed to the island of Batam near Singapore when it lost contact midmorning about 50 minutes after take-off.

FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers

CNET - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Federal Communications Commission is not cool with AT&T's offer that lets customers stream the carrier's DirecTV service without it counting against their data plans.

Castro in Africa

The Atlantic - ‎1 hour ago‎
Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​the Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. For nearly three decades, Fidel Castro devoted vast amounts of Cuba's limited resources to the project of exporting his revolution to Africa, even as it stuttered at home.

Iran condemns extension of nuclear-related sanctions by Senate

Washington Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Iranian officials and clerics vowed retaliation Friday against the United States for congressional approval of an extension of nuclear-related sanctions, but Middle East analysts say they expect no substantive response from Iran in the waning weeks of ...

Duterte: Trump says Philippines tackling drug problem 'the right way'

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) President-elect Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he is going about his controversial fight against drugs "the right way," Duterte said.

Election in London, Seen as Gauge of 'Brexit' Zeal, Jolts British Government

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Sarah Olney of the Liberal Democratic Party defeated Zac Goldsmith, who had represented the London borough of Richmond as a Conservative since 2010.

Alleged shooter in death of Joe McKnight released, not charged

ESPN - ‎12 hours ago‎
ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack explains possible reasons why Ronald Gasser, the man named as shooting Joe McKnight, was released from custody and has not been formally charged.

Showdown Looms at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Vets, Civil Rights Observers Converge Before Evacuation ...

ABC News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
There may be a looming showdown in the coming days in the already contentious demonstrations in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Juror refuses to convict ex-cop Slager in death of Walter Scott

New York Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
A lone juror nearly caused a mistrial Friday in the South Carolina murder trial of Michael Slager, a white ex-cop caught on video gunning down an unarmed black man in 2015.

Dean's drop-out reshapes DNC chair fight

Politico - ‎9 hours ago‎
DENVER - Keith Ellison came to Colorado seeking to cement his position as the front-runner for Democratic National Committee chairman.

Airbnb Won't Pursue Legal Case Against New York City Over Rental Law

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
Airbnb Inc. agreed to drop a lawsuit against New York City over recently enacted legislation that will fine hosts there for listing many common short-term rentals.

Cuba wanderlust thwarted as American cuts flights, Trump looms

Orlando Sentinel - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The Capitol building in Havana, Cuba, on March 18, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Eliana Aponte. The Capitol building in Havana, Cuba, on March 18, 2016.

Brent Heads for Biggest Weekly Advance Since 2009 on OPEC Pact

Bloomberg - ‎14 hours ago‎
Brent oil capped its biggest weekly gain since 2009 after OPEC approved its first supply cut in eight years, with attention now shifting to compliance with the deal and how other producers will react to a price rally.

US economy added 178000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent

Washington Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, according to government data released Friday morning.

Panel to Trump: Train 100000 hackers

CNNMoney - ‎10 hours ago‎
The new president should also make an effort to develop international norms for hacking, essentially drawing red lines to avoid cyber warfare or even armed conflict.

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

TechCrunch - ‎14 hours ago‎
If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when they reach maturity or a major liquidity event, their talent ...

Users Find Some New MacBook Pros Suffer From Major Graphics Issues

Mac Rumors - ‎10 hours ago‎
Since new MacBook Pro models launched last month, an increasing number of early adopters have reported serious graphics issues on Apple's latest notebooks.

Check if you were hit by the massive 'Avalanche' cybercrime ring

USA TODAY - ‎13 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. government has posted links for free scanning programs so companies and individuals can check their computers to make sure they weren't victims of a massive, international cyber criminal operation that was taken down ...

How Does 'Rogue One' Connect to 'Episode VIII'?

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Do the next two 'Star Wars' movies tie in with each other, despite being set decades apart? An infographic showing the ways in which this month's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story connects with other properties in the franchise has provoked speculation that ...

J. Cole Calls Out Kanye West & Probably Drake & Maybe Wale On New Song False Prophets!

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J. Cole has had it with the music industry's false prophets! On Thursday, the songsmith dropped a new song and visual off his upcoming album 4 Your Eyez Only, and he really called out some of his fellow rappers.

Review: The Rolling Stones Reinvigorate the Blues on 'Blue and Lonesome'

RollingStone.com - ‎21 hours ago‎
Read our review of 'Blue and Lonesome,' the Rolling Stones' vital new album of blues covers. Credit: David M. Benett/Getty.

Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Complicated Living Arrangements During Their Marriage

PEOPLE.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent their entire marriage juggling busy schedules, managing bicoastal business obligations and traveling around the globe, so it's safe to say they're accustomed to operating without one strict home base.