Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Smallpox and Native Americans--17th century

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2094753/

Nov. is Native American month, and over in a few hours, and did anyone notice?

https://www.amazon.com/House-Made-Dawn-Scott-Momaday/dp/0061859974#reader_0061859974

I am honored in this month to have read 3-4 great books on Native Americana, and spent a lot of time thinking about a sci fi novel--

while dt stuff swirls around me and the Internet,

Ah well.

If I can achieve as much as Momaday, I will be happy.

kmk
11-30-2016

Pulitzer Prizes in Fiction--

http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/219

Notable Vietnam debut novel, not written by a "white eyes"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/books/review/the-sympathizer-by-viet-thanh-nguyen.html?_r=0

Atlanta Writers Conference-agents and editors--

https://atlantawritersconference.com/the-agents/

how to keep your Internet presence safe in the age of t--

http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/technology/protecting-your-internet-presence-age-donald-trump-n689826

"german boy" from Wikipedia--

Further information: Trump (surname)
Trump is a German surname derived from a word for "drum".[3] The name is on record in Kallstadt from the 17th century, and has been spelled in many different ways, including Drumpf, Drumpff, Drumpft, Drumb, Tromb, Tromp, Trum, Trumpff, Dromb and Trump.[4] In the Palatine dialect of the area the name Trump is, regardless of spelling, pronounced [ˈdrʊmpʰ] ("droomp").[1]
The family originates in Kallstadt in modern Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The first known person by the surname in Kallstadt, a lawyer called Hanns Drumpf, settled there in 1608.

dt family ancestry--

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Donald_Trump

watch the dt son's eye roll during victory speech--it says it all--

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/10/media/donald-trump-people-magazine-cover/

Time person of the year polls--

http://time.com/4578520/julian-assange-donald-trump-person-of-the-year-poll/

Google search results for "trump disturbed by cartoon depictions"--

https://www.google.com/search?q=trump+disturbed+by+cartoon+depictions&safe=active&hl=en&gl=us&authuser=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjkhsjP3tDQAhWrllQKHYfyDhEQsAQIHw&biw=992&bih=455

11-30-2016

look carefully--at this man's face Booker T Washington, and the orange clown dt's--whom would you vote for--


https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Booker_T._Washington

Booker T. Washington quote--

  • You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
    • As quoted in The Great Quotations (1971) edited by George Seldes, p. 641

Saudi prince is more pro-women than DT

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38157565
Refugees/Rohingya washed up on the shores of Thailand, pushed back to sea--

c.  2011

DT crony Breitbart news, saying Burma committing Rohingya Genocide

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/11/29/29-nov-16-world-view-un-burma-myanmar-committing-ethnic-cleansing-rohingyas/

No doubt trying to win back advertisers after big cereal co. pullout.

11-30-2016

best sci fi of 2016--in translation is power

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/30/best-sf-and-fantasy-books-2016-adam-roberts

900 hate incidents since DT election win--

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-hate-incidents_us_583dd8bfe4b0860d6116bf95?section=us_politics

tweeting instead of preparing--

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anderson-cooper-trump-tweets_us_583e44eae4b0c33c8e130007

DT emotional weakling--from Slate

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/how_to_manipulate_donald_trump.html?google_editors_picks=true

Google News--all the bad news + pioneer Indian scientist's 150th anniversary--

DT is calling on business magnates for govt posts, Kanyaye West's breakdown triggered by anniversary of mother's death.

https://news.google.com/

Monday, November 21, 2016

Barrett, probably on his deathbedm still writing about DT

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/wayne-barrett-who-wrote-the-book-on-trump-is-still-reporting

Police use water cannon on Dakota Pipeline protesters--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/21/police-citing-ongoing-riot-use-water-cannons-on-dakota-access-protesters-in-freezing-weather/

FB is going to get it--how PC world tested it--

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3142412/windows/just-how-partisan-is-facebooks-fake-news-we-tested-it.html

In the first place, fake names are said not to be allowed on FB, but see them all the time, including clone sites of real people, and this reporter had no trouble opening a fake name FB acct.

All you need is an email acct or a cell phone number.

!!!

I have deleted my FB acct.

So anything there is a fake and a clone.

Got it?

kmk11-21-2016

T and his money money "ethic"--Gold Star Family--

boo-ed by first class passengers because family allowed to disembark first, for connecting flight to Afgnanistan.

They were going to retrieve the remains of their son, who died defending against Bagram terrorist attack.

Gold Star Families are those recognized since 1936 for dying in defense of USA.

11-21-2016

DT more major conflicts of interest--Ivanka wears and hawks 10,000 bracelet and sits in on meeting with Abe--

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-conflict-of-interest_us_582f8e62e4b030997bbf83a2

Beyond belief.

Just like Burmese dictator Than Shwe's dot.

11-21-2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

From 2011--a bestselling author and his fans--

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/04/11/just-write-it

Oi-anyone remember Game of Thrones, what with the real reality show going on--

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/06/game-of-thrones-season-7-predictions

from 2012--death of Quanah Parker grandson, Baldwin Parker--

http://www.countystarnews.com/news/2012/012612/pageA12.pdf

Quanah Parker was the last war chief of the Comanche Nation and the son of Peta Nocono and his white Anglo-wife, taken as a captive when she was 9--Cynthia Ann Parker--

This is an amazing story of survival in the face of mass, state-sponsored genocide of the American Indians.

I urge you to read all the classics of Native American history, such as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown.

you can start there, as I did 2 years ago, and keep reading--

Especially at a time like this of neo-nazism and white supremacy, kkk, white extreme "nationalism"

we need to remember that the Native Americans were quelled by guns germs (smallpox, cholera, syphilis) and steel (the Walker Colt six shooter).

I was recently asked by the "blind man" who came with a ladder to fix my stuck blinds, if I was Native American.

I just said, "Asian".

I don't know how he channeled that--maybe he saw some of the books I was reading.

It is my firm belief that any person, especially artists and writers, can identify with anyone or anything they wish, even inanimate objects (My Name is Red by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk).  Incidentally, the Turkish govt accused Pamuk of "insulting Turkishness" because he said that the Armenian genocide really happened--

and animals, my novella Beast.
 Paintings by Kyi May Kaung--Copyrighted.

Ah well--

white is just a color, it is not better nor worse than any other color.

K M Kaung--poet, dissenting artist.

11-15-2016


latest--escalating tensions, Rohingya vs Burmese army--I told you so--

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/world/asia/violence-escalates-between-myanmar-forces-and-rohingya.html

first victory of the little people--T name to be removed from 3 buildings in New York City--

"to make them more appealing to renters"

so will doormats.

T spokesperson declined to comment.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/15/new-york-trump-buildings-trump-place-name-removed

--a few days ago, someone dressed as a construction worker removed T's "star" on Hollywood Walk of Fame--he said he was trying to remove the star to sell on e Bay, to give money to women who had been groped by T.

11-15-2016

Twitter says it has a handle on abusive tweets, but the big T is still tweeting away--

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-15/twitter-finally-answers-critics-adding-tools-to-curb-abuse-and-harassment

Should he take Holocaust awareness classes???

From CNBC--quote of the day--secret task force wthin FB to combat fakew "news"

The task force, which sources tell BuzzFeed News includes employees from across the company, has already rebutted a statement made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a conference last week that the argument that fake news on Facebook affected the election was "a pretty crazy idea."
"It's not a crazy idea. What's crazy is for him to come out and dismiss it like that, when he knows, and those of us at the company know, that fake news ran wild on our platform during the entire campaign season," said one Facebook employee, who works in the social network's engineering division. He, like the four other Facebook employees who spoke to BuzzFeed News for this story, would only speak on condition of anonymity. All five employees said they had been warned by their superiors against speaking to press, and feared they would lose their jobs if named.
More from Buzzfeed:
This woman got banned from Facebook for sharing an article about breasts
Google links to a fake site as top Election news result
Russian State television is totally here for President-Elect Trump

The employees declined to provide many details on the task force. One employee said "more than dozens" of employees were involved, and that they had met twice in the last six days. At the moment, they are meeting in secret, to allow members of the group to speak freely and without fear of condemnation from senior management. The group plans to formalize its meetings and eventually make a list of recommendations to Facebook's senior management. Another Facebook employee said while the task force remained small, "hundreds" of Facebook employees had expressed dissatisfaction with the company's stance on fake news in private online chats, and wanted to support efforts to challenge that position.
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment from BuzzFeed News, but in a statement to media last week, a Facebook spokesperson said, "While Facebook played a part in this election, it was just one of many ways people received their information – and was one of the many ways people connected with their leaders, engaged in the political process and shared their views."
In the wake of Trump's victory, Facebook has been facing questions over its responsibility in spreading misinformation or failing to clamp down on the sharing of fake news. Almost half of adult Americans rely on Facebook as a source of news, a recent study by the Pew Research Center found. A recent report by BuzzFeed News found that the three large left-wing pages published false or misleading information in nearly 20% of posts, while the three big right-wing Facebook pages published it 38% of the time. The report concluded: "The best way to attract and grow an audience for political content on the world's biggest social network is to eschew factual reporting and instead play to partisan biases using false or misleading information that simply tells people what they want to hear."

From Slate--the Facebook fake news thing--

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2016/11/the_problem_with_facebook_runs_much_deeper_than_fake_news.html

In Athens, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, President Obama makes an excellent speech--

"I still don't feel responsible for what the president elect says--"

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/15/politics/obama-greece-news-conference/

gun manufacturing conglomerate--T supporter--

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/11/a-billionaires-dreams-of-creating-a-guns-empire.html

Obama will protect his legacy from Trump--

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/obama-races-protect-his-achievements-trump-n683771

My memoir--A Time to Write, not just about Burma--

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Write-Burma-Memoir-Memoirs/dp/153977421X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477770573&sr=8-1&keywords=Kyi+May+Kaung+A+Time+to+Write

Please read it and write a review.

A limited number of review copies may be available.

Please contact me through this blog.

You will have to supply your real name and street address for a print copy to be posted to you.

My novella Black Rice--set during the world's longest running civil war--an affirmation of huma love across racial lines--

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Rice-K-M-Kaung-ebook/dp/B00D0EHGYQ

My novella FGM--on the mutilation of women--read it--you may have never heard of it. That does not mean it never happens.

https://www.amazon.com/FGM-Story-about-Mutilation-Women/dp/1497497736

My short stories, Home is Where & Others--including My Potsdam--

https://www.amazon.com/Home-Where-Housewarming-My-Potsdam-ebook/dp/B00UC9WQ3I

Also available in print edition.

My borderline stories--

https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Like-Peacock-Koel-Bird/dp/1497514851

My ultimate Christmas stories--No Crib for a Bed & Other Stories--

https://www.amazon.com/Crib-Bed-Other-Stories-Transparent/dp/1499200757

Kindle edition also available.

My official website--

http://www.kmkaung.com/

Monday, November 14, 2016

quote of the day--

In the words of Alan Paton, famous South African writer:

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that's the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing. Nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him if he gives too much.”

Gwen Ifil--dead at 61--

I truly mourn this Great Lady--watched her newscasts on PBS often and once saw her on Wisconsin Av, near my local Kinkos.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/11/gwen-ifill-dies-at-age-61-231347

In honor of her, I will be silent for the rest of today and then blog on with a vengeance.

RIP, dear Gwen Ifil of the bright-colored suits.

KMK
11-14-2016

Quote of the day--from Politico--

This is like the Oklahoma landgrab,” said the operative. “It's gonna get vicious the next 70 days as people try to place their people where they want them. And Christie's people ain't the same as [Trump campaign CEO Steve] Bannon's people ain't the same as Sessions' people."
Isaac Arnsdorf and Andrew Restuccia contributed to this report.

Democrat donors re-assess and regroup, talk strategy and "learn to play defense."

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/democrats-soros-trump-231313


This is becoming more and more interesting, as they say.

Soros was a major funder in former En Europe and in Burma, and I think the only reason he himself never ran for Presdt, is he is foreign-born.

Now he is getting old.

But this re-thinking session is certainly in order.

11-14-2016


T rally in stocks stalls, investors need more clarity--can a Presdt elect shooting off at the mouth really be good for the economy--

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-idUSKBN1391DO

T death threats fill Twitter--

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article114203968.html

T tower residents fed up--

http://nypost.com/2016/11/11/wealthy-trump-tower-residents-are-fed-up-with-protesters/

New Beauty and the Beast--limited imagination--

http://www.eonline.com/news/809062/beauty-and-the-beast-trailer-watch-emma-watson-and-dan-stevens-bring-the-disney-classic-to-life

5 takeaways fr T first 5 days--

Drumpf (their original family name)--shar a yoe ma shii tongues don't have bones, as we say in Burmese--

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/5-takeaways-on-trumps-first-5-days-231317

ASSK has yet to congratulate him.  Can you see her embracing him?

I cannot.

11-14-2016

Bond markets don't like DT either--

http://www.wsj.com/articles/government-bond-sell-off-continues-on-trumps-economic-plans-1479114743

Sunday, November 13, 2016

special post--see the future--it is us--

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/25/facebook-datacentre-lulea-sweden-node-pole

what is an internet troll--someone who sows discord and hate--like DT or U Wirathu racist "monk" in Burma

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

new strategist is from extreme right--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/13/trump-draws-sharp-rebuke-concerns-over-newly-appointed-chief-white-house-strategist/

60 minutes interview--complete transcript--with Leslie Stahl

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-donald-trump-family-melania-ivanka-lesley-stahl/

white (extreme) nationalist will be new white house chief of staff--going from frying pan into the fire.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-bannon-chief-strategist_us_5828e1d4e4b0c4b63b0d33d7

loose canon says he will use Twitter from Oval Office (to make highly in accurate statements--

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/us/politics/donald-trump-twitter-white-house.html?_r=0

T says he will deport 2-3 m. but figures fuzzy--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/13/donald-trump-plans-to-immediately-deport-2-to-3-million-undocumented-immigrants/

5th day of anti-T protests--

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/13/us/protests-elections-trump/

BTW, thanks to T win upset, this blog reached a new high of 1200+ per day--this is only a little short of my 1500+ FB "Friends" before I took down my FB page.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18041743/tampa-bay-buccaneers-receiver-mike-evans-protests-president-elect-donald-trump-sitting-national-anthem

Protesting T, sports star refuses to stand during national anthem--

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18041743/tampa-bay-buccaneers-receiver-mike-evans-protests-president-elect-donald-trump-sitting-national-anthem

T wall in NY Subway--

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2016/nov/12/post-its-new-york-14th-street-subway-donald-trump-protest

John Jakes--The Kent Family Chronicles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kent_Family_Chronicles

Recreation--Chang(e) by Soomi Kim--in reality Kathy Change was much thinner and frailer-- and her clothes, much older--I saw her many times in front of van Pelt Library--

https://vimeo.com/101584856

Official Kathy Chang website--

http://www.kathychange.com/about-us.html

from 1996--poor Kathy Chang--I did not know her background, though I saw her dancing on campus--no one spoke to her--I read in the Daily Pennsylvanian she lived with her boyfriend--

RIP--

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/11/27/nyregion/the-manic-and-messianic-life-of-a-troubled-idealist.html

Nixon's indictment--from Wikipedia

I drive by the Watergate so many times in my taxi--

and a rich rich "friend" is said to have an apartment there, but we are not on such good terms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Nixon

DT's misleading tweets about NYTs--no basis in fact--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/13/donald-trump-keeps-up-media-attacks-with-misleading-tweets-about-new-york-times/

ze wall is impossible to build--

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-wall-impossible-build-architects-2016-11

More anti-T demonstrations over the weekend--

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/us/trump-protest-rallies.html

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged--

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/opinion/17dowd.html

Mayo Clinic--leg cramps/miscle cramps

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/muscle-cramp/symptoms-causes/dxc-20186052

Wall Street Journal on T and China--

http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-oil-companies-push-into-u-s-faces-uncertainty-with-trump-victory-1479021090

Thursday, November 10, 2016

can he make a good president?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/opinion/election-night-2016/it-is-possible-for-trump-to-bea-good-president

What he can and can't do--legally or easily--

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-executive-power-20161110-htmlstory.html

dinosaur with feathers--

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/science/dinosaur-mud-dragon.html

beginnings of act outs based on hate mongering--a bad sad time for America

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/muslim-women-wearing-hijabs-assaulted-just-hours-after-trump-win-n681936

Jeez, he has a 60 year lease on the old Federal PO, as "2017 Presidential parade" will pass in front of it"-- is he ambitious--

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/28/realestate/commercial/finally-washingtons-old-post-office-gets-a-new-life.html?_r=0

lies front and back--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/moscow-had-contacts-with-trump-team-during-campaign-russian-diplomat-says/2016/11/10/28fb82fa-a73d-11e6-9bd6-184ab22d218e_story.html

What does he know about education or foreign policy--he will handle everything on his business model, which had as many bankrupcies as successes--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/11/10/what-a-trump-presidency-means-for-americas-public-schools/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-white-house-win-promises-to-reshape-us-political-landscape/2016/11/09/62baa5e4-a66a-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html

Stocks rally to new high--

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/11/10/global-stocks-rise-investor-fears-ease-over-trump-victory/93580628/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/11/10/extremists-celebrate-donald-trump-election-win/93580822/

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Calexit from the Guardian--

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/09/trump-win-california-secede-calexit-silicon-valley

Calexit movement says it got more momentum from T win--

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-election-aftermath-updates-trail-after-donald-trump-elected-president-1478747229-htmlstory.html

the middle marriage--

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marla_Maples

country-wide anti-T demonstrations--

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/angry-protesters-flood-nyc-streets-oppose-trump-election-win-article-1.2866671

anti-Trump demonstrations in California--

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/East-Bay-students-walk-out-following-Trump-10604409.php

from wikipedia--the first wife--

In the late 1980s, Ivana left Atlantic City to devote more time to her family. Her husband asked her to oversee the restoration of the landmark Plaza Hotel, and she took over as its president. She was named Hotelier of the Year in 1990. Toward the end of that year, rumors began to circulate that her husband was having an affair with a former beauty queen from Georgia, Marla Maples. While the family was on vacation in Aspen, Colorado that Christmas, she encountered Maples on the ski slopes.[14] In 1991, she retained entertainment attorney Neil Papiano and filed for divorce, seeking a greater amount of the family fortune than had been set out in her prenuptial agreement. Her husband fought back in court, protesting her claims that she had contributed to the Trump Organization.
The divorce proceedings led to extensive pieces in the gossip columns. In October 1990 her 63-year-old father died suddenly from a heart attack. The Trumps stood side-by-side at the funeral.[15] Their divorce was settled after that in 1992.[16] Although the settlement remains sealed by the courts, it is rumored that Ivana received $20 million; the $14 million family estate in Connecticut; a $5 million housing allowance; $350,000 annual alimony; all of her jewelry; and 49% of Mar-a-Lago, the family home in Palm Beach, Florida, that also serves as a private club for the Palm Beach elite. Not long after her divorce from Donald, Ivana married Riccardo Mazzucchelli.[17] The marriage was dissolved before two years had elapsed,[citation needed] and she filed a $15 million breach of contract suit against Mazzucchelli for violating the confidentiality clause in their prenuptial agreement.[18] The suit was settled out of court.[citation needed] In 1997, Mazzucchelli sued Ivana and Donald for libel.[19]
In April 2008, Ivana, then 59, married Rossano Rubicondi, then 36.[20] The $3 million wedding for 400 guests was hosted by Donald at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Trump's daughter Ivanka was her maid of honor.[21] On December 1, 2008, Trump confirmed to the Associated Press that she had filed a legal separation agreement three months previously; she has stated in interviews that she and her husband have an on-again/off-again relationship.

Career

Soon after her divorce from Donald Trump, she signed on with the William Morris Agency and developed lines of clothing, fashion jewelry and beauty products that have been sold through television shopping channels. She has also written several books including the novels For Love Alone, Lucy Wilkins and Free to Love as well as a self-help book called The Best is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again. In 2001, she penned an advice column for Divorce Magazine.[22] She played a cameo role in the Hollywood film The First Wives Club with the line, "Ladies you've have to be strong and independent. And remember: don't get mad, get everything."[23]
In 2005, she was involved in several proposed condominium projects that ultimately failed, including the never-built Ivana Las Vegas, and the Bentley Bay in Miami, Florida.[24][25] She was the host of Oxygen Network's reality-dating series Ivana Young Man in 2006. In 2010, she sued a Finnish fashion company, accusing it of selling women's clothing that incorporates her name without permission.[26] In the same year, she took part in the UK's Celebrity Big Brother, finishing seventh.[27]

References

from wikipedia--

25] She was featured as a bikini model in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[26][27] As a model, she was associated with Irene Marie Management Group and Donald Trump's Trump Model Management.[28]
In the 2000s, she appeared in an advertisement for Aflac insurance in which she and the Aflac mascot, a duck, voiced at the time by comedian Gilbert Gottfried, exchange personalities via a Frankenstein-like mad experiment.[citation needed]

Marriage to Donald Trump

Melania and Donald Trump at the Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show in New York City, 2006
After moving to New York City in 1996,[29] Melania met Donald Trump at a Fashion Week party in New York City in September 1998, while he was still married to, but separated from, Marla Maples;[2][30] Donald attended the event with another date, Celina Midelfart, and Melania initially refused to give Donald her phone number.[23] Melania broke off the relationship shortly after it began, but the couple reconciled after a few months.[4] Their relationship gained attention after a 1999 interview on The Howard Stern Show.[31] In 2000, Melania appeared with Donald while he campaigned for that year's Reform Party presidential nomination.[31] Their relationship gained additional publicity after the 2004 launch of Donald's business-oriented reality television show, The Apprentice. Donald described their long courtship in 2005: "We literally have never had an argument, forget about the word 'fight' ... We just are very compatible. We get along."[30]
After becoming engaged in 2004, Donald and Melania were married on January 22, 2005, at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception in the ballroom at Donald's Mar-a-Lago estate.[32]
The event was attended by celebrities such as Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Rudy Giuliani, Heidi Klum, Star Jones, P. Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Barbara Walters, Conrad Black, Regis Philbin, Simon Cowell, Kelly Ripa, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and former president Bill Clinton.[32][33] At the reception, Billy Joel serenaded the crowd with "Just the Way You Are" and supplied new lyrics about Trump to the tune of "The Lady Is a Tramp".[32]
The Trumps' wedding ceremony and reception were widely covered by the media.[29] Trump wore a $200,000 dress made by John Galliano of the house of Christian Dior.[32]
In March 2006, Melania gave birth to a son named Barron William Trump. Donald suggested his first name and Melania his middle name.[34] As an infant, Barron reportedly occupied his own floor in the Trumps' apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan, but often slept in a crib in his parents' bedroom.[34] He plays golf with his father and is reported to be fluent in Slovene.[35] He is said to like wearing a suit and tie, and Melania's nickname for him is "Mini-Donald".[5]

Role in 2016 U.S. presidential election

Trump supporting the Donald Trump presidential campaign
In November 2015, when asked about her husband's presidential campaign, Trump said: "I encouraged him because I know what he will do and what he can do for America. He loves the American people and he wants to help them."[36] When asked by The New York Times in 1999 what her role would be if Donald Trump were to become president, Trump replied: "I would be very traditional. Like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy. I would support him."[5]
An anti-Donald Trump PAC in March 2016 published an attack ad featuring a nude photo of Trump that was published in 2000 as part of a British GQ magazine photoshoot.[37] The photograph shows her handcuffed to a briefcase, lying on a fur blanket aboard Donald Trump's private jet.[2][25][38]
In July 2016, Melania Trump's official website was redirected to Trump.com. On Twitter, she stated that her site was outdated and did not "accurately reflect [her] current business and professional interests."[39] This change came after it was widely noted by the media that the website had falsely claimed for more than 10 years that she had a degree in architecture and design from the University of Ljubljana.[40][41][42][43][44] Her biography in the 2016 Republican National Convention official program also incorrectly stated that she had obtained a degree in Slovenia.[14][45]
"Comparing Melania Trump's Speech in 2016 with Michelle Obama's in 2008"
On July 18, 2016, Trump gave a speech on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The speech contained a paragraph that was nearly identical to a paragraph of Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.[46][47][48] When asked about the speech, Trump said she wrote the speech herself "with as little help as possible".[49] Two days later, Trump staff writer Meredith McIver took responsibility and apologized for the "confusion".[50]
On September 1, 2016, her attorneys filed defamation lawsuits against British tabloid the Daily Mail and Webster Tarpley, a Maryland political blogger. Both had published allegations from other sources that she worked as an escort for a gentlemen's club in Italy in the 1990s. Tarpley published a retraction and an apology on August 22. The Daily Mail published a retraction and apology after the suit was filed.[51][52]

First Lady of the United States

She will assume the role

from Wikipedia--

Although Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy, hotel and casino businesses of his have been declared bankrupt six [79] times between 1991 and 2009 due to its inability to meet required payments and to re-negotiate debt with banks, owners of stock and bonds and various small businesses (unsecured creditors).[80][81] Because the businesses used Chapter 11 bankruptcy, they were allowed to operate while negotiations proceeded. Trump was quoted by Newsweek in 2011 saying, "I do play with the bankruptcy laws—they're very good for me."[82][83]
The six bankruptcies were the result of over-leveraged hotel and casino businesses in Atlantic City and New York: Trump Taj Mahal (1991), Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino (1992), Plaza Hotel (1992), Trump Castle Hotel and Casino (1992), Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (2004), and Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009).[79][84][85] Trump said "I've used the laws of this country to pare debt. ... We'll have the company. We'll throw it into a chapter. We'll negotiate with the banks. We'll make a fantastic deal. You know, it's like on The Apprentice. It's not personal. It's just business."[74]

Inheritance and further acquisitions

Trump acquired an old, vacant, 70 story office building at 40 Wall Street in Manhattan in 1996. After a complete renovation, it became the Trump Building.[86] After his father died in 1999, Trump and his siblings received equal portions of his father's estate valued at $250–300 million.[87]
In 2001, Trump completed Trump World Tower, a 72-story residential tower across from the United Nations Headquarters.[88] Trump also began construction on Trump Place, a multi-building development along the Hudson River. He continued to own commercial space in Trump International Hotel and Tower, a 44-story mixed-use (hotel and condominium) tower on Columbus Circle which he acquired in 1996,[89] and also continued to own millions of square feet of other prime Manhattan real estate.[90]
Trump acquired the former

from Wikipedia--

In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican and quickly emerged as the front-runner for his party's nomination. In May 2016, his remaining Republican rivals suspended their campaigns, and in July he was formally nominated for president at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Trump's campaign has received unprecedented media coverage and international attention. Many of his statements in interviews, on Twitter, and at campaign rallies have been controversial or false. Several rallies during the primaries were accompanied by protests or riots. On October 7, a 2005 audio recording surfaced in which Trump bragged that fame made women amenable to kissing and groping; multiple women accused him of forcibly doing so shortly thereafter.[3][4] He apologized for the 2005 comments and denied the allegations, describing them as part of a wider smear campaign.
Trump's platform included renegotiation of U.S.–China trade deals, opposition to particular trade agreements such as NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, stronger enforcement of immigration laws together with building a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, reform of veterans' care, repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and tax cuts. Following the November 2015 Paris attacks, Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United States, later stating that the ban would focus instead on countries with a proven history of terrorism, until the screening for potential terrorists is improved. He will be the oldest person to ever become a first-term president, at the age of 70, surpassing Ronald Reagan, who was 69 years of age upon winning the 1980 election.

Brexit, Trump, the refugee crisis--it just shows the world is going into a xenophobic state--

Canada's immigration website crashed as those wishing to move to Canada checked out rules.

I am deeply disappointed in the low down white trash? that T appealed to.

Jeez--what a nightmare to wake up to-I thought Mrs. Clinton would be celebrating by now--

http://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2016/11/09/global-markets-plunge-as-republican-donald-trump-gains-a-path-to-u-s-presidency/#f86861127dca

Anyway, I know for a fact--no one in Our Neighborhood voted for Trump.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Quote of the day--from Osama bin Ladin wikipedia--

Sudan and return to Afghanistan

In Sudan, bin Laden established a new base for Mujahideen operations in Khartoum. He bought a house on Al-Mashtal Street in the affluent Al-Riyadh quarter and a retreat at Soba on the Blue Nile.[101][102] During his time in Sudan, he heavily invested in the infrastructure, in agriculture and businesses. He was the Sudan agent for the British firm Hunting Surveys,[103] and built roads using the same bulldozers he had employed to construct mountain tracks in Afghanistan. Many of his labourers were the same fighters who had been his comrades in the war against the Soviet Union. He was generous to the poor and popular with the people.[104][105] He continued to criticize King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. In response, in 1994 Fahd stripped bin Laden of his Saudi citizenship and persuaded his family to cut off his $7 million a year stipend.[1][106]

Bernard Henry Levi--from wikipedia--

New Philosophers

Returning to Paris, Lévy became known as a founder of the New Philosophers (Nouveaux Philosophes) school. This was a group of young intellectuals who were disenchanted with communist and socialist responses to the near-revolutionary upheavals in France of May 1968, and who developed an uncompromising moral critique of Marxist and socialist dogmas.[5] In 1977, the television show Apostrophes[6] featured Lévy together with André Glucksmann as a nouveau philosophe. In that year, he published Barbarism with a Human Face (La barbarie à visage humain, 1977), arguing that Marxism was inherently corrupt. Throughout the 1970s, Lévy taught a course on epistemology at the University of Strasbourg and he also taught philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure.

Flowers for Election Day--




Photos, Copyright Kaung--thanks to Village--to have fresh flowers is agift from Heaven.

11-7-2016

Artisan Fair, 2016--


Artist/musician James Taylor singing, You are My Sunshine

and modeling my scarf/vest Anchored with chopsticks--

Way to go, Dude.

11-7-2016

The market never lies--not just the peso, but the dollar also--

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex-idUSKBN13112P

Another article said, "Imagine Trump as president,"

well, now no need to, he won't be.

One woman told me on the bus on the way back from the racetrack, that, "If Mrs Clinton becomes President, Trump will do all he can to attack her."

I am sure he will.

KMKaung
11-7-2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Johnson & Johnson and Merk problems--

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-lawsuit-analys-idUSKBN13114F

Hong Kong Independence demonstrations--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/thousands-in-hong-kong-protest-beijing-intervention/2016/11/06/7c554166-a46d-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html

A writer who won't promote her own books, "Take that, she said,"

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/06/elena-ferrante-frantumaglia-extract-books-no-need-authors

At age 80, Glenda Jackson plays King Lear--

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/07/theater/review-glenda-jackson-rivets-as-king-lear-in-her-return-to-the-stage.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-0&action=click&contentCollection=Theater&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

Kindle edition of my memoir, A Time to Write, Not just about Burma--by Kyi May Kaung (Ph.D.)

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Write-Burma-writer-Memoirs-ebook/dp/B01M7V6NMD

My novella or short novel, Black Rice, by K.M.Kaung

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Rice-K-M-Kaung-ebook/dp/B00D0EHGYQ

My poem Geese (sighted in Sigtuna, Sweden) in poetry journal Glass-

http://www.glass-poetry.com/volume-one/issue-two/may-kaung-geese.html

My memoir, A Time to Write, Not just about Burma--by Kyi May Kaung (Ph.D.)

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Write-Burma-Memoir-Memoirs/dp/153977421X/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WF9SAWXGW177KSMWS8ZY#reader_153977421X

Can't figure out how to get a free domain name connect with blog--like Dr Maung Zarni's--

Tomorrow is Election Day and the toad lilies are out.

I manned or womaned my clothing booth at an art fair, single-handed and earned some money--

but it is not something I can do daily.

For one thing, I need to look after myself and make the artwork.

But it was a lot of fun, as usual talking to the other artists.

The artist/musician was very cool, sang several songs to the old lady in a wheelchair, including You are My Sunshine, and posed for a photo wearing my art scarf/vest.

He had also made a chalk pastel of a flamingo on black paper.

However, I did not pose for a $10 pencil sketch, and can't find for now the one Htein Lin did of me at the Hotel Arthur in Helsinki--

and in the end I only bought one gift item for a child, I did not buy the other item I intended to, as felt poor.

KMKaung
11-6-2016

Mexico loves Hilary, the peso says so--

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-06/mexico-peso-jumps-as-fbi-reaffirms-e-mails-view-yen-franc-sink

Friday, November 04, 2016

Rohingya article on mass rapes Arakan/Rakhine-- for which Fiona McG fired from M Times--

http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/23326-dozens-of-rapes-reported-in-northern-rakhine-state.html

Change??

Bullshit!!

North Korean gulag--bama pyee ne nin lar gnar larr

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ignoring-north-koreas-gulags/2013/01/20/7c0c1958-6328-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_story.html

S & P 500 on 8 day losing streak, Facebook loses 5.6%, as US election nears

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-idUSKBN12Y1CF


That shows you can't go by what the naives in Burma say or do--all innocently FB-ing--

but I am through with it.

In stocks, go by Blue Chip only, not after the glamor and short term gains.

That said, I read Mark Zuckerman is now 5th richest man in world, but as onery blokes, we only care about ourselves, right?

The richest in the world have not relationship to us, and that goes for cronies and cronies of cronies in Burma too.

Enough said.

KMK
11-4-2016

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Quote of the day--Instagram doing better than parent Facebook, from wiki--

On April 12, 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock.[44][45] The deal, which was made just prior to Facebook's scheduled IPO, cost about a quarter of Facebook's cash-on-hand, according to figures documented at the end of 2011. The deal was for a company characterized as having "lots of buzz but no business model", and the price was contrasted with the US$35 million Yahoo! paid for Flickr in 2005,[39] a website that has since become among the 50 most popular in the world.[46]
Mark Zuckerberg noted that Facebook was "committed to building and growing Instagram independently", in contrast to its past practice.[39] According to multiple reports, the deal netted Systrom US$400 million based on his ownership stake in the business.[47] The exact purchase price was US$300 million in cash and 23 million shares of stock.[48]
On December 17, 2012, Instagram updated its Terms of Service, granting itself the right—starting on January 16, 2013—to sell users' photos to third parties without notification or compensation.[49][50][51][52] The criticism from privacy advocates, consumers, the National Geographic Society,[53] and celebrities like Kim Kardashian[54] prompted Instagram to issue a statement retracting the controversial terms; regardless, the issue resulted in the loss of a portion of Instagram's user-base, as former users switched to other photo-sharing services, which reported an increase in usage.[55]

Essays about the Institute of Economics, Rangoon, Burma--

https://www.amazon.com/Let-Fly-Flowers-Institute-Economics/dp/1514616378

My new memoir--A Time to Write, Not Just about Burma--by Kyi May Kaung (Ph.D.)

https://www.amazon.com/Time-Write-Burma-Memoir-Memoirs/dp/153977421X

Artisan Fair, Nov 4 and 5th

Friendship Heights Village Center, MD.

Red state/blue state?

http://www.houstonpress.com/news/despite-rigging-claims-trump-may-be-good-for-texas-elections-8898929

Stock market and election predictions--

http://www.aol.com/article/finance/2016/11/02/a-key-stock-market-metric-suggests-a-donald-trump-victory-on-ele/21597491/

Iraqui forces approach Mosul--

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/02/middleeast/al-baghdadi-audio-mosul/