Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Buddha did not preach hate, he respected all religions and he lived in a multicultural and diverse society

with many people following different religions in ancient India.

Roses for all those who stood up in Charlelottesville, and got hurt, and Heather Heyer, Activist and Family.

Let us pray and send Metta or Loving Kindness to all the victims of the car attack by a white supremacist in Charlettsville, VA on Saturday.

Trump said in his latest press conference that "the mother's statement" was very good, but he did not mention the victim Heather Heyer's name, nor has he visited with any of the families, and now he adds insult to injury by saying "both sides are to blame." ALL the late night TV comedians spoke better than he did. Obama's tweet earned 1m retweets. And this baffoon comes along. He has no shame. 8-15-2017

Pay attention to what is happening in the world. These are terrible times.

T. goes rogue at press confce in T. Tower lobby, Kelly is ashamed, looks down.

DT is lying, minister on the scene says there were no counter protestors with baseball bats. Police stood down. http://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/trump-again-blames-both-sides-for-charlottesville-violence-1025310787999

Matisse cut out collage tutorial--very good.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=how+ro+paint+like+Matisse+youtube#id=19&vid=412e9a776d0a5cb16eb99103001b99c5&action=view

Paint like Matisse--good tutorial

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=how+ro+paint+like+Matisse+youtube#id=1&vid=650eef1d087e1e6ee1cf26ecdc522ac2&action=click

Matisse collages images

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEViUTLJNZ.OsAhLQnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Matisse+Collages&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

Proposed Trump Act could make him release his tax returns.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/05/news/economy/new-york-trump-tax-returns/index.html

tech firm resists court order to reveal ip addresses of anti-T site

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/tech-company-is-fighting-a-federal-order-for-ip-addresses-to-find-visitors-to-an-anti-trump-website/2017/08/14/a65b7544-8152-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.943f53cbf5d3

Sudden uptick in my blog readership to 1400 today

My memoir; A Time to Write, Not Just About Burma

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

From Al Jazeera--Trump's racist rhetoric emboldened white supremicists

https://news.google.com/news/video/8dIHJARj9-Y/dud0tmWwRCS7x-MJDOWZJPhnnG_RM?hl=en&ned=us

Quote of the day--from Howard Fast's Spartacus, from Gutenberg Project site--

He whispers the empty philosophy of his kind and his profession, "Dum vivimus, vivamus." But it is empty and without solace, and his bones and muscles ache as he stands up to begin his day and force his body and mind to the task of killing Spartacus — whom he loves and values above all other white men in the place. Yet isn't it said, "Gladiator — make no friends of gladiators." IV They went to the baths first, the four of them walking together in silence. It was no use to talk, because there was nothing for them to talk about now, and since they would be together from now until they entered the arena, talking would only worsen the situation. Already, the baths were steaming hot, and they plunged into the murky water quickly, as if everything had to be gotten through without thought or consideration. The bath house was quite dark, forty feet long and twenty feet deep, and lit, once the doors were closed, only by a small mica skylight. Under this pale light, the water of the bath was dull gray, overlaid by the hot mist rising from it, steaming from the red-hot stones which had been dropped into it, filling the whole bath house with the heavy texture of vapor-saturated air. It penetrated every pore of Spartacus 's body, relaxed his tense muscles, and gave him a strange, divorced feeling of ease and comfort. The hot water was a never- ending wonder to him, and never did the dry death of Nubia wash entirely from him; and never could he enter the bath house without reflecting on the care given to the bodies of those who were bred for death and trained to produce only death. When he had produced the things of life, wheat and barley and gold, his body was a dirty, useless thing, a thing of shame and filth, to be beaten and kicked and whipped and starved — but now that he had become a creature of death, his body was as precious as the yellow metal he had mined in Africa. And strangely enough, it was only now that hatred had come to flower in him. There was no room for hatred before; hatred is a luxury that needs food and strength and even time for a certain kind of reflection. He had those things now, and he had Lentulus Batiatus as the living object of his hatred. Batiatus was Rome and Rome was Batiatus. He hated Rome and he hated Batiatus; and he hated all things Roman. He had been born and bred to accept the tilling of the fields, the herding of cattle and the mining of metal; but only in Rome had he come to see the breeding and training of men so that they could cut each other to pieces and bleed on the sand to the laughter and excitement of well bred men and women.

Trumps flim flams as usual on Charlottesville violence--

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/12/the-latest-trumps-remarks-on-clashes-draw-strong-reactions/104540810/ 8-13-2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Repairs and renovations inside the White House

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/repairs-renovations-upgrades-inside-white-house-facelift/story?id=49171968

What happened to polite terms of discourse--Omarosa trainwreck--and she's WH communications director????

http://www.businessinsider.com/omarosa-nabj-convention-panel-2017-8 Another typical Trump employee. Like boss, like follower, and on our tax $$ too. 8-12-2017

Trump says military "locked and loaded."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/world/asia/trump-north-korea-locked-and-loaded.html

Quote of the day, from Amerika--wikipedia article

Amerika is an American television miniseries that was broadcast in 1987 on ABC. The miniseries inspired a novelization entitled Amerika: The Triumph of the American Spirit. Amerika starred Kris Kristofferson, Mariel Hemingway, Sam Neill, Robert Urich, and a 17-year-old Lara Flynn Boyle in her first major role. Amerika was about life in the United States after a bloodless takeover engineered by the Soviet Union. Not wanting to depict the actual takeover, ABC Entertainment president Brandon Stoddard set the miniseries ten years after the event, focusing on the demoralized U.S. people a decade after the Soviet conquest. The intent, he later explained, was to explore the U.S. spirit under such conditions, not to portray the conflict of the Soviet coup.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

In my book, John Lennon always has the last word--Imagine--

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=Imagin--John+Lennon+youtube#id=1&vid=20ead6977c56144a6e1c88752172e60f&action=click Especially cogent today, the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing, when one fat ignorant man shouts at another. Be political, RESIST, or we will all be starving to build up a military like N Korea. kmk 8-9-2017

Robin Gibb, I started a joke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOMMytOeU1g

Special post, funeral service of Luciano Pavarotti, in Modena, Italy, 2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AgIukqmtiI I understand why an opera singer I interviewed in a cafe once said, he much preferred to live in Italy. "If you are plump like me, you'd better sing like an angel." Pavarotti. I noticed this in a performance I went to in Central Park in about 1987, when P. was so far away he looked like a dot, but the speakers were good. And opera audiences are the most appreciative in the world, the way they go AHH. In the service, Raina Kaibavanska, Andrea Bocelli, and Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma, None shall sleep, from Turandot. Be well km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Writing short stories

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/9-ways-writing-short-stories-can-pay-off-for-writers

Cezanne--The artist's son writing--

https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.76246.html

Brilliant Andy Goldsworthy

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=andy+goldsworthy+images&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001&imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Frikkcarey.files.wordpress.com%2F2009%2F12%2Fimg_1217_18_19_20_21_tonemapped1.jpg#id=16&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk%2Fimages%2Fl%2Fag_03289.jpg&action=click

Brilliant Cindy Sherman--from 2009

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2009/apr/22/cindy-sherman-photography-art-exhibition

N Korea releases Canadian pastor Kim--

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/asia/north-korea-canada-pastor-hyeon-soo-lim/index.html

AS Trump media, Sinclair takes over local news stations, fake story abt McCain "starting fire"

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/aug/07/blog-posting/posts-blame-john-mccain-deadly-1967-fire-aboard-us/ 8-9-2017 All made up, flagged by FB users Note Trumpian language. 8-9-2017

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Wichita Opera, Puccini's Tosca--complete opera.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=Tosca+youtube#id=15&vid=77cda022b4a7ecdfaac4b08e5add6b4d&action=view Somehow I like this Wichita Opera production better than the one in Rome. The acting is better and more natural, and the singing is also of a very high quality. K.M.Kaung 8-8-2017

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Also funny, "Trump on the run" by Trevor Noah --The Daily Show

While Trump is on vacation at Bedford Golf estate, White House will be renovated--

heating and cooling system (and steps) "because predecessor Obama was hot and cool at the same time" says Colbert. Thank God for the sharp comedians and thank god this is nor N Korea nor Burma, yet. !!!!! 8-6-2017

Let's laugh, Sean Spicer is gone and almost forgotten, April Ryan still shakes her head--

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=Trevor+Noah#id=15&vid=fc783f2a3e70ebbdb54ee32ad2402ee5&action=view

Grand Juries and Mueller--Trump getting into deeper and deeper --**it

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/05/robert-mueller-donald-trump-russia

McMaster on N. Korea and Russia

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 6m6 minutes ago 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 6m6 minutes ago McMaster is a lot more coherent that Trump. Why doesn't he just stage a coup. On other hand, is Korea angle another distractn. Who knows 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-news/watch/mcmaster-hot-spots-north-korea-1018103875672

Friday, August 04, 2017

Robert Reich's video on impeaching Trump

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=Robert+Reich%2C+impeachmenr+video#id=1&vid=7fca4963850ac73c326fb0ec83886695&action=click Well, today I am eating 2 white peaches which are ripe and have wrinkled skins. In the past, they were considered freaks and thrown away, but now there is a market for them. 8-4-2017

My official website

http://www.kmkaung.com/art.html

My Amazon author page

https://www.amazon.com/K-M.-Kaung/e/B00JGHSUSW

Federal Appeals Court throws out Blackwater murder conviction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/murder-conviction-in-blackwater-case-thrown-out-other-sentences-overturned/2017/08/04/a14f275c-792e-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.13adc3b99718 No guilt by association, but Trump cabinet member Betsy DeVos (education) is sister of Blackwater founder. Besides, she's done enough bad on her own with ref. to Education. 8-4-2017

Grand Jury in Russia Investigation--better link

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-unaware-grand-jury-russia-probe/story?id=49019974

Special Counsel using Grand Jury in DC area, not E Virginia. Also see MSNBC, JoyAnn Reid filling in for Rachel Maddow

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-unaware-grand-jury-russia-probe/story?id=49019974

Sessions going after leaks

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/us/politics/jeff-sessions-trump-leaks-attorney-general.html

Wikihow--how to take care of yourself.

http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-Yourself

Thursday, August 03, 2017

"cosmopolitan bias" sure it's a good thing

http://www.thesartorialist.com/page/3/

Too good not to post in more detail than I usually do. Washington Post has obtained transcripts of DJT phone calls with Mexican Presdt and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull. Here is last part of MT interchange. Turnbull was pushing for T, to accept people whom Obama admin had already agreed to. You can see, T not dumb, but overly conscious of his own image, not to do what is right as an elected govt leader.

Turnbull Please, if we can agree to stick to the deal, you have complete discretion in terms of a security assessment. The numbers are not 2,000 but 1,250 to start. Basically, we are taking people from the previous administration that they were very keen on getting out of the United States. We will take more. We will take anyone that you want us to take. The only people that we do not take are people who come by boat. So we would rather take a not very attractive guy that help you out then to take a Noble [sic] Peace Prize winner that comes by boat. That is the point. (typos are from original transcript, Wapo says) Trump What is the thing with boats? Why do you discriminate against boats? No, I know, they come from certain regions. I get it. Turnbull No, let me explain why. The problem with the boats it that you are basically outsourcing your immigration program to people smugglers and also you get thousands of people drowning at sea. So what we say is, we will decide which people get to come to Australia who are refugees, economic migrants, businessmen, whatever. We decide. That is our decision. We are a generous multicultural immigration nation like the United States but the government decides, the people’s representatives decides. So that is the point. I am a highly transactional businessman like you and I know the deal has to work for both sides. Now Obama thought this deal worked for him and he drove a hard bargain with us – that it was agreed with Obama more than a year ago in the Oval Office, long before the election. The principles of the deal were agreed to. Trump has to agree to what was decided before he came into office. That’s a number 1 principle of international and domestic relations. If we can’t trust an elected govt, whom can we trust. my comment, kmk Trump I do not know what he got out of it. We never get anything out of it – START Treaty, the Iran deal. I do not know where they find these people to make these stupid deals. I am going to get killed on this thing. Always worries about himself, nothing else. Very Nxonian, even sounds the same. kmk Turnbull You will not. Trump Yes, I will be seen as a weak and ineffective leader in my first week by these people. This is a killer. Trump’s a whiner, and he is weak, and ignorant to boot. kmk Turnbull You can certainly say that it was not a deal that you would have done, but you are going to stick with it. Trump I have no choice to say that about it. Malcom [sic], I am going to say that I have no choice but to honor my predecessor’s deal. I think it is a horrible deal, a disgusting deal that I would have never made. It is an embarrassment to the United States of America and you can say it just the way I said it. I will say it just that way. As far as I am concerned that is enough Malcom [sic]. I have had it. I have been making these calls all day and this is the most unpleasant call all day. Putin was a pleasant call. This is ridiculous. Turnbull Do you want to talk about Syria and DPRK? :)kmk Trump [inaudible] this is crazy. Turnbull Thank you for your commitment. It is very important to us. Trump It is important to you and it is embarrassing to me. It is an embarrassment to me, but at least I got you off the hook. So you put me back on the hook. Turnbull You can count on me. I will be there again and again. Trump I hope so. Okay, thank you Malcolm. Turnbull Okay, thank you. End of call
Photos from Internet.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wichita Grand Opera, special post, La Boheme, 2008 (complete opera)

ttps://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=La+Boheme+complete+opera+yhoutube#id=2&vid=b0b78427dcdbd70bf4fb133bd1c44950&action=click Think about it. La Boheme, produced in Wichita, Kansas. Produced so many times, each time different, and each time perfect. Probably due to the perfection of the story and the writing. This says something for the current fashion in some quarters for endless "process". It's always very annoying for me, and speaks to me of insecurity and not trusting one's own artistic judgement. Some of my groupies in writing groups have accused me of "wanting to be like Mozart" (getting it right in one shot.) As if there's something wrong with Mozart. There's never anything "wrong" with any of the greats, but it just shows that sometimes people are "not ready for Mozart" or "not ready for van Gogh," and it is the way of the world to make fun of what they do not understand. "Too many notes." For my part, I am so glad I understand. I would rather I understand great works of art than be understood myself. One cannot please everyone, so as an artist, everyone must please himself or herself first. And I also hate: "What audience are you thinking of?" "Where do you plan to publish this?" "The Ugly American won't go across well." (This from a woman whose father was in the OSS, by her own admission. The OSS or Office of Strategic Services was the precursor of the CIA.) And so on and so forth. But I have had a good day, and it has ended on a beautiful note. I am in my 70s now, and I have never done anything to hurt anyone. All my wars and battles have been defensive ones. K M Kaung (Ph.D.) 8-3-2017
My painting based on an aria in Mozart's Cosi fan Tuti.

Quando men vo--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDvE8uKWznc

Anna Netrebko--O Mio Babbino Caro--with English subtitles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKh_m6t9ukQ

Maria Callas sings O Mio Babbino Caro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6bSrGbak1g

Special post--acrylic pours and results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI7m6w5vI5k use swipe tool clean tool with each swipe. Use pour medium Uza or fill each cup ¾ paint and rest with water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dcrHFiLaXg using Floetral silicon medium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay50Qk0VbVg mixing in a cup, them emptying it all out and tipping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkSXvivhYX0 without silicon Using Flood Floetrol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kkhlGdAspA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9rs8fouUz8 with pearl iridescent without silicon or blow torching using dish soap (Cascade) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiH2w4DR8Ew experiment with smallest size canvas possible. Olive oil Not so successful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WX0881b6nE Well, that’s all for today. Have an assigned painting area, use gloves, do not use same items for cooking or eating. 8-2-2017

silk painting--why artists don't like to giev away their artwork free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN1YfgE0To4

silk painting--process--why artists don't like to give artwork away free

look at her equipment and the size of her studio, which is the size of a rather big modern kitchen kmk Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Monday, July 31, 2017

Scaramucci escorted out of WH

CNN veteran journalst April Ryan says her source says Scaramucci escortd out of WH no one escrtd out if things calm https://news.google.com/news/video/WPrI0ATmZug/dYZzCDhJeUHjhNMYcs8A4NJyNsW2M?hl=en&ned=us

T. tweets "No chaos in WH" swears in Gen Kelly, Scaramucci removed (once usefulness over)

Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House communications director http://wapo.st/2tRM0MD?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.3ff544498a11 That was FAST out bf even in. Wow! No need to watch Game of Thrones, just read the news. 7-31-2017

There are no 755 US diplomats in Russia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/31/putin-says-the-u-s-mission-in-russia-needs-to-cut-755-employees-what-do-all-these-people-do/?utm_term=.ca36363b9cf4 I encourage you to read the comments in these articles. 7-31-2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

David Sanger on Putin's bet

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/us/politics/putins-bet-on-a-trump-presidency-backfires-spectacularly.html

N Korea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKBN1AG04F

ivanka and jared make no progress from liberal point of view

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-241149 I think they are just "pretend surface liberals" At heart, this family only works for itself, no one else. Months ago, an ordinary working family,not very educated, but not dumb, told me-- "They just want to be rich or richer. But they are not the richest in the world. Bill Gates is. I don't know how much richer they want to be." I would also add they are power freaks, but spiraling downwards badly. What do you think? 7-31-2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Highly recommended--architect who became a diamond

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/01/how-luis-barragan-became-a-diamond

My sculpture Newspeak, inspired by 1984, made in 1997.

I can't get to my real vocation, writing fiction, because reality is so wierd. kmk 7-30-2017

Police push back against T's "law & order" Lewd and odor??? speech

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/29/politics/trump-police-remarks-reaction/index.html

T. rips China over N Korea

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/29/politics/trump-china-north-korea-tweet/index.html

WH Zoo with ape in charge

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-enlists-kelly-to-enforce-order-but-can-the-animals-in-the-zoo-be-tamed/2017/07/29/4065eb56-748d-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.2afc62fbc4b2

Police push back against T's admonitions to be more "rough"

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/29/politics/trump-police-remarks-reaction/index.html

Michiko Kakutani retires

Farewell, Michiko Kakutani! http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/farewell-michiko-kakutani Oh dear, I will never be Kakutanied now. :) 7-29-2017

Spirit festival in Central Burma--

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/taung-pyone-spirit-festival-burma-myanmar-gay-pride-august-lgbt-rights-is-it-legal-dates-a7860856.html

Well, best is to watch these late night comedians, Colbert, Myers, Noah. Pl watch in this order.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/25/anthony-scaramucci-stephen-colbert-seth-meyers/

I think normal readers stay with you for years if they are interested, don't you? I read NYTs, Wapo, Atlantic, watch Rachel Maddow consistently.

Vietnam blog hits on this blog--probably not humans, probably bots as some years ago when "Russia" suddenly shot up then disappeared completely. Now "Vietnam" has disappeared.

I have to sleep, so pl watch on yr own--

Reince Priebus dismissed by Trump by tweet and at airport in rain look at major news outlets. MSNCB, The Rachel Maddow show, Trump WH has said he will sign sanctions bill, he has to. He cannot take Russia's side now and not add fuel to flame of already blazing Russian collusion case. excellent Richard Engel reports from Moscow, Russia (not the "Moscow" of Burma, Insein Prison) Intv of Kaspersky Labs founder Eugene Kaspersky and others. DON'T use Kaspersky products. kmk 7-29-2017

Excellent site, highly recommended--I am allowed to post there, but have not done so recently, as founder/webmaster already does an excellent job, and my interests have shifted to "Non-Burma"

https://internationalcampaignforfreedom.blogspot.com/

Thread--Lawi Weng Irrawaddy reporter + 2 others arrest, UN Special Rapporteur-- see my Twitter Kyi Kaung@kyikaung

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3m3 minutes ago But Irrawaddy wld do well to solicit help from Soros Foundation and HRs lawyers. Best-- 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4m4 minutes ago I am sorry I cannot do anything due to my own problems & bc ppl I worked with previously 1. went to tango with junta 2. or lost funding 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 5m5 minutes ago and his widow had trouble trying to bring back remains for proper burial. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 5m5 minutes ago remember, just a few years ago, another reporter Ko Pa Gyi was arrested and beaten to death, 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 6m6 minutes ago So sad to hear what is happening to @Lawiweng , @IrrawaddyNews reporter in so called democratic Burma still ruled by junta. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Joe Free‏ @joefree215 Mar 27 A Burmese artist's portrait of George Orwell, seen in Katha, the setting of Burmese Days. 0 replies 5 retweets 6 likes You Retweeted Joe Free‏ @joefree215 Jul 18 Lawi Weng, stand-up guy, great reporter, seen chained to two of his peers. All because they covered a story. This is Myanmar in 2017. 0 replies 81 retweets 25 likes You Retweeted StellaNaw‏ @StellaNaw Jul 19 0 replies 2 retweets 9 likes You Retweeted The Irrawaddy (Eng)‏Verified account @IrrawaddyNews Jul 21 UN envoy ‘strongly urges’ #Myanmar to accept fact-finding mission #Burma https://goo.gl/aAZnC6 2 replies 5 retweets 3 likes You Retweeted StellaNaw‏ @StellaNaw 22h22 hours ago Altho you been arrested & charged but you can still smile because you stand 4 the truth! #respect #journalism #freedomofExpression #Burma 0 replies 6 retweets 5 likes You Retweeted StellaNaw‏ @StellaNaw Jul 26 Sincere apology to the Special Rapporteur @YangheeLeeSKKU Thank you so much for much needed now more than ever for you #strength #Burma 1 reply 15 retweets 26 likes You Retweeted Progressive Voice‏ @PVamplify Jul 26 NLD agrees to urgent motion in shocking move denouncing findings of UNSR as Gov continues to 'defend, dismiss, deny' 0 replies 4 retweets 2 likes You Retweeted Progressive Voice‏ @PVamplify Jul 26 MNHRC attempts to salvage reputation as they take on new case involving abused domestic worker: http://ow.ly/Btf730dWEr1 #Myanmar 1 reply 3 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Progressive Voice‏ @PVamplify Jul 26 #ICYMI: Despite claims that Gov co-operated w/ UNSR access requests, she was not allowed to visit detained reporters 0 replies 2 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted John Bainbridge‏ @johnabainbridge Jul 26 Excellent read outlining how fake news in #Myanmar is being used to refute credible reports of human rights abuses

Friday, July 28, 2017

abt DJT what do you think

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung now I think T is on DEFENSIVE & abt finished what do you think? 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1m1 minute ago RT if you agree Putin will now throw T. & friends under bus. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago DJT a fool but a dangerous & cunning fool. He tho't hobnobbing after dinner w P. wld save his day but see now he cannot NOT sign sanctions 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes
cartoon of "Trump Univ" grads. He settled this case before the inauguration thro his lawyer, just fired, Kasowitz. Cartoon from Internet. 7-28-2017

Russia seizes 2 US Embassy properties -- orders staff reduction

Russia Seizes 2 U.S. Properties Orders Embssy to Cut Staff https://nyti.ms/2h7Jwrs Watch, Russia will now throw DJT under bus, his own doing. 7-28-2017

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Is Ordered Removed

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Is Ordered Removed https://nyti.ms/2h7Sbdw Charges stem fr Panama Papers. On whole "leaks" r good.
Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No https://nyti.ms/2h7ofOF Thank you Sen. McCain. You did the right thing. Posted by Kyi May at 1:39 AM No comments:

Skinny fails to pass

1. Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago We should rightfully watch DJT and trumpees implode, and are watching it right now. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago 3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch! 32,128 replies 7,377 retweets 19,234 likes • • You Retweeted John McCain‏Verified account @SenJohnMcCain 2h2 hours ago one week after brain cancer diagnosis, still with scar on his eyebrow. Skinny repeal fell short because it fell short of our promise to repeal & replace Obamacare w/ meaningful reform https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=A952CCCA-66D2-4570-9D57-514561BF3D4D … 3,557 replies 2,051 retweets 7,553 likes • • Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4m4 minutes ago Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No https://nyti.ms/2h7ofOF Thank you Sen. McCain. You did the right thing.

More of those Trumpees--I think wiki might be put up by friends of principals themselves

While running her father's campaign, she hired her future husband

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

Who is Mike Huckerbee-since I don't watch Fox News, never heard of him till his daughter--

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

Pablo Neruda--let's talk of inspiring people

MSNBC --new --REVOLT

http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/a-revolt-grows-against-president-trump-1011758147863

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Amazing, Sen. John McCain back on job, after brain tumor diagnosis, for health care vote.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/25/healthcare-senate-republicans-healthcare-obamacare-vote-passes Amazing and we wish him well. 7-2-2017

My articles at OpenDemocracy to 2010

https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/kyi-may-kaung

Just assume anything these Rs and esp. DJT does is not above board

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=Charles+Blow+CNN+Putin+dinner+youtube#id=2&vid=a34dca196e2f92670a92bddb16232ac7&action=click

DJT in deep sh** playing dirty like crazy

cartoon fr Internet

sneaky sneaky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwaQqEedd-U

DJT makes Ethics office more accommodating to Him and Family

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1m1 minute ago released only on Friday 7-21 @ 7 PM 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago Trump is obstructing justice, new T nominated Ethics person signed on 7-20 Thurs on Kushner new forms wh previously omitted 75-77 items! forms 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Headlines 7-25-2017--Trump continues to attack Attorney General Sessions etc

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 10m10 minutes ago Trump blasts 'fabricated' Syria story, appears to confirm covert CIA program 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 10m10 minutes ago New communications director moves toward possible staff purge at White House 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11m11 minutes ago Analysis | The Daily 202: Trump’s pick to run DOJ criminal division worked for Russia bank 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago Waste Management to Offer Dead Body Pickup Service in Response to Proposed Health Care Changes? 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 13m13 minutes ago Senate Braces for Health Showdown With McCain on Hand but a Plan Unclear 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 14m14 minutes ago Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 18m18 minutes ago GOP leaders press ahead with health care vote, in hopes of sustaining repeal effort 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11h11 hours ago Trump to blame for WH staff quality, says writer http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-to-blame-for-wh-staff-quality-says-writer-1007426115558 … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Gabe Ortíz‏Verified account @TUSK81 Jul 18 Heartbreaking images: Ohio father says goodbye to wife and four US citizen children in deportation crackdown. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/07/willard_father_says_goodbye_to.html … 320 replies 4,416 retweets 5,144 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11h11 hours ago Kushner contradicts Trump camp's denials of Russia contacts @CNNPolitics 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11h11 hours ago John M

Monday, July 24, 2017

Top ten openings in fiction, from The Guardian--at least one is my favorite, guess which one.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/19/top-10-opening-scenes-in-books

Quote of the day from Frank Delany Top 10 Irish novels in The Guardian

6. The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan I recall the excitement when this book was published in the late 1970's - and then discovered (not always the case) that the book merited it. Flanagan, an American history professor of Irish descent, pulled off a substantial coup in that he brought a historian's training to bear upon a romantic moment, the period when the French landed in the west of Ireland in 1798 and all Ireland thought liberation was at hand. His research never lies around the novel in pools, it stains the entire fabric, so that when his character's point of view is emerging from a dispossessed farmer's clay hovel or a small town merchant's table in the local hotel, we smell them - their clothes, their breath and (this is Ireland after all) their politics.

Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind--read the comments too

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-leaves-sessions-twisting-in-the-wind-while-berating-him-publicly/2017/07/24/ce3bf142-708b-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.f84649ba09fe

NYTs rips Spicer, outgoing White House Press Secretary

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/343322-nyt-rips-spicer-in-goodbye-editorial

Ivanka trump finances

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/24/news/ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure-form/index.html

Kushner omitted 77 items in previous disclosure formes "inadvertently"

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/news/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure/index.html
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/news/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure/index.html

CNN: Kushner holdings, 2 impt items added after Shaub, Ethics defender resigned--and DJT appointed more junior ethics official, instead of 2nd in line--Nothing unusual with this, T's usual modus operandi, as not selecting Andrew McCabe as FBI dr, but appointing Wray to replace James Comey.

At Hearing, McCabe shrugged and said, in response to Q is FBI rank and file disliked Comey, that in fact opposite was true, and DJT must have noted that. http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/news/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure/index.html ">http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/news/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure/index.html This saga is by no means played out yet. There is always a back and forth zig zag going on-- Mueller/media finds out more, Trump Circus admits a bit, Hearings, Mueller/media finds out more. But if you notice, by his own admission months ago, WH is under seige. New T. lawyer John Dowd talked to MCNBC producer about statute of limitations, so has T committed financial crimes, Rachel Maddow asked on Friday. Trump camp is increasingly tying itself in knots. If I were Kushner, I might turn state's evidence at this point and throw old father in law under the bus, but he would risk divorce fr Buvanka, but w/o the father, what wld the daughter be? Maybe some of millions will be left. Looks very very bad if you ask me, and T is starting to look haggard, as well he might. 7-24-2017

Rachel Maddow from Friday 7-21-2017

Rachel Maddow from Friday--still best dot connector. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22SR9zhcRG0 … Don't underestimate DJT camp, very weasley substituted Wed closed hearings of Don Jr & Manafort for open hearing of Steel Dossier commissioning person. However that person has declined to testify.
meanwhile Sean Spicer has been fired, T has fired lawyer Kasowitz, replaced with John Dowd, has found pliant person to replace ethics tsar who resigned-- DJT in panic mode according to Maddow, and I agree. 7-24-2017
cartoons from Internet

Tweets 7-24-2017 I am sorry blogspot no longer "sends you on" and links don't show

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago Burmese saying: "What, do you think this is child's play??" See below, Kushner had asst fake ph call to get out of Don Jr meet. Loverly. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4m4 minutes ago 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11m11 minutes ago A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/24/16019530/three-sqaure-market-implant-office-keycard-biohacking-wisconsin?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … via @Verge 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 24m24 minutes ago Kushner arrives at Senate for closed-door questioning on Russia 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 28m28 minutes ago Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4h4 hours ago Analysis | Most presidents rely on expertise. Trump treats experts like the enemy. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4h4 hours ago Jared Kushner’s Got Too Many Secrets to Keep Ours 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4h4 hours ago Kushner to detail four meetings with Russian officials in congressional testimony, but says ‘I did not collude’ 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beautifully written and still as powerful and clear as ever. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11171/11171-h/11171-h.htm Regards, km

Uncle Tom's Cabin on Gutenberg Project

Beautifully written and still as powerful and clear as ever. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11171/11171-h/11171-h.htm Regards, kmk

Congress reaches deal on Russian sanctions, now DJT is in bind

He can't remove sanctions and Putin has already threatened "repercussions" if he/US does not return 2 properties Obama admin confiscated in Dec. 2016. If he tried to remove sanctions, I think he will be in contempt of Congress. Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 45m45 minutes ago Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump https://nyti.ms/2tPNN42 Truly WOW 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 47m47 minutes ago I guess he has no "advisors" he has sycophants. 0 replies 0 retweets 1 like Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 47m47 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Marianne Villanueva :) Kyi Kaung added, Marianne Villanueva @mariannevill714 Replying to @KyiKaung Does he even have any advisers around him any more? A good one would stop him from tweeting. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 50m50 minutes ago In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts ‘all agree’ he has complete power to pardon 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2h2 hours ago Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3h3 hours ago What archaeologists are finding in the Great Dismal Swamp http://po.st/EnpAce via @SmithsonianMag 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Sorry, tag is broken below, look on Washington Post

Sat morning tweetstorm fr DJT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/22/trump-denounces-illegal-leaks-in-new-accounts-of-his-campaigns-contact-with-russia/?utm_term=.f19d8f7dfe86">https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/22/trump-denounces-illegal-leaks-in-new-accounts-of-his-campaigns-contact-with-russia/?utm_term=.f19d8f7dfe86

Wow, sudden shoot up on this blog to 981 per day, and the day is not even over yet.

Wow DC sky hurricane Hermine copyright K M Kaung

Oh, just an additional 10 m USD I forgot to mention--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/kushner-adds-at-least-10m-in-assets-to-revised-disclosure/2017/07/21/972ddf56-6e71-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_story.html?utm_term=.df50d80f9b20

Harriet Tubman & Frederick Douglass

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/parallel-lives-from-the-eastern-shore/

Kaung tweets 7-22-2017 Burma 19th July Anniversary etc

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3s3 seconds ago Two Harriets, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beacher Stowe. You can read Uncle Tom's Cabin online at Gutenberg Project- 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3m3 minutes ago Harriet Tubman timeline at Boone Plantation 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 5m5 minutes ago Frederik Douglass 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 9m9 minutes ago RIP FREE BURMA--but DON'T RIP. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 9m9 minutes ago Aung San Suu Kyi can't do anything now bc she is just electd figurehd junta in civilin clothes financing racist monk & anti-Rohingya pogroms 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago I am sorry all we have now in Burma is a faux democracy & a market economy, with oligarchs/cronies, cronies of cronies. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 13m13 minutes ago Because it was the dead of winter, though I was not dead yet, and hopefully not dead now or tomorrow morning. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 14m14 minutes ago Oh, and book she is holding is from exhibition/panel discussion in upstate NY in which I participated via phone. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 15m15 minutes ago Last photo in white skirt taken by me. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 17m17 minutes ago Aung San continued 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 19m19 minutes ago The daughter Aung San Suu Kyi the father Aung San 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 21m21 minutes ago Due to travel & g dmed tweetng presdt forgot to post for 19th July 1947 when whole Burmese cabinet incld Aung San shot to death, literally. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Friday, July 21, 2017

DJT ship taking on water, Spicer resigns once Scaramucci brought in

DJT gives mostly garbled intv to NYTs, which he used to call "failing NYTs) Attacks, Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller.Andrew MacCabe and wife. Makes odd statements which make no sense, such as "Napoleon's extra curricular activities" "Macron just loves holding my hand" --Late night comedians have a good time. Next week, Kushner in closed session at Senate Judiciary Com, on Monday. Manafort, Don Jr in closed session on Wed. Whew, they must think, thank God it will be closed hearings. T. lawyer Kasowitz phased out. You might have to read all of NYTs, Wapo, LA Times, The Guardian, listen to all of Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and read all of Politico too. http://www.politico.com/ I went "on the freedom trail" for the day yesterday, and so now you will just have to follow my Twitter account. Currently, trying to keep up with "my other work." As for Burma, I have shifted focus already, as it was going nowhere. kmkaung 7-21-2017 image fr Internet

DJT's latest distraction--when trail gets hotter, throw out something preposterous.

  1. was investigatng Russia money ties when fired according to Bloomberg News-
  2. Anyway, T. lawyer Kosowitz being phased out. Will T. fire Mueller thro Rod Rosenstein He'd better not.
  3. You would think by now people would be savvy abt what DJT and Huck say. "Don't (listen to) wht they say watch what they do." Rachel Maddow
  4. That's why he did it bc he th'ght he'd get away with it Once Truth comes around he always wriggles around & throws sand abt. That's his way
  5. Besides, he was provided with a Japanese interpreter to talk to Mrs Abe He must have thought Mrs A. small potatoes and P. big potato.
  6. For goodness sakes, it was T! who got up and shuffled over to talk to P. and it was witnessed by all delegates.
  7. Why Japan’s first lady probably not snubbng Presdt T. at G-20 dinner This is T just spewing out more DISTRACTION
  8. Exxon Mobil Fined for Violating Sanctions on Russia