Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Not all Muslims are fundamentalists, not all are terrorists

I've run into conservative or fundamentalists Christians too, often on taxis, which can be scary, especially when the taxi ride is late at night or a long one. So far I ran into 2 suspected fundamentalist Muslims driving taxis. The best option in such a case is to keep you mouth shut, pretend tiredness or sleepiness, formulate an escape plan and pray trip will be over soon. In these fraught times do not go places that are "fishy" and try not to get into taxis or elevators with fishy people. Stay safe and alive. kmk 10-18-2017

Second judge rules against trmp travel ban, saying his own words show it was aimed at Muslims
Renowned Sufi poet Rumi.

Monday, October 16, 2017

trump campaign subpoenaed over sexual assault allegations

LA Times photo shoot with Ai Wei Wei

"It's sad (about refugee crisis) but some kind of reality."
Photos of Ai Wei Wei, Burma Rohingya Refugees, Aung San Suu Kyi from Internet, last three from 2012. Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Sunday, October 15, 2017

the venting "precedent" -- inside the WH pressure cooker Also so ignorant called governor of US Virgin Islands "president" i.e. himself. Rumors he may be questioned by Mueller team, his lawyer tells MSNBC "Nice try, but absolutely No" with 16 exclamation marks! See The Rachel Maddow Show. Preibus and one other already interviewed. 10-15-2017

Warning--graphic--man held by Taliban says they raped his wife, killed his baby--

lack of fire regulations did not save Santa Rosa neighborhood in California-- developers and even government and state should be sued big time. What about the loss of life. That comes of T-style business first policies. dammit. 10-15-2017

At least 189 killed after twin bomb attacks in Somalia

Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine offer $10m for dirt on Trump to impeach him-- Read the pdf of the ad itself, it is very informative. 10-15-2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ref. psychotherapy

My experience is Burmese and most people fear or do not understand modern psychotherapy, whereas it can be very helpful. There are LOTS of people, male and female, walking around who are self-medicating with sex, alcohol, guns, power, you name it, and who apparently think asking for help is "weak" "crazy" or shameful. You need to talk to someone,and better to talk to a trained psychiatrist than a quack doctor or Burmese astrologer. If you are an artist or a writer, you have "safety valves" but even then, in some cases you may need medication. So take my advice, get help, Lassie. Or Laddie, as the case may be. Before you kill yourself, someone you love or dozens of strangers. K. M. Kaung (Ph.D.) my Ph.D. is on Political Economy, but as a refugee, I have first hand knowledge of need for someone to talk to.

ad. You may not be fully aware of it, but you may be depressed or have other issues--Burmese-born NY based psychotherapist

To:you Details I know Julien Moe due to our involvement in Burmese overseas democracy movement since 1997. But we have never yet met in person, though have corresponded off and on over years. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Friday, October 13, 2017

Burma activist Simon Billeness calls for targetted sanctions against Burma army-- Simon has worked on Burma for over 2 decades. I can attest to his integrity, research skills and committed activism. If one is going to bark or bite, it is essential to choose the right tree. It has to be targeted sanctions and fine tuned. I wonder what the former "Friends of Burma" which changed its name weather vane style to "friends of mee ahn mar" in 2010 think now. They are partly to blame too for all the pretense of change. As soon as I set foot in Thailand in 2010 my former colleagues told me of the name change. Friends of Burma was composed of Wn Govts + Australia + international non-profits, so everyone is equally responsible. Not just Daw Suu. Besides, sins of omission (not speaking up, speaking up too late or too softly) are hardly the same as sins of commission, actually directing the helicopter + on ground attacks during the on-going genocide against the Rohingya. Enough said. To avoid a fate like Cassandra's, I am just writing fiction now and painting. BTW, check that website above regularly. The webmaster there gave me "key" to post whenever I like, but I seldom need to as he does such an excellent job. Thank you, km 10-14-2017
Recent photos from Internet Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Tell your US representative to support sanctions against Burmese Army