Thursday, December 14, 2017

Google search results, Is Trump going to fire Mueller--links don't come through, you will have to Google on your own

More for Is trump going to fire Mueller Is Trump going to fire Mueller? 6 disturbing signs. – ThinkProgress https://thinkprogress.org/is-trump-going-to-fire-mueller-6-disturbing-signs-c3eec263... 5 days ago - No one really knows what Donald Trump will do next — not even Donald Trump. But with Robert Mueller racking up indictments and 2017 drawing to a close, there are several indications that Trump is considering sacking the special counsel. Firing Mueller would not be easy. Under current regulations ... Trump will fire Robert Mueller eventually. What will happen next? - LA ... www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-litman-mueller-firing-20170921-story.html Sep 21, 2017 - "I don't think there's any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired,” Bannon opined “[w]e would not have the Mueller investigation and the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going for." The recent report that Trump savaged Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions when he learned of Mueller's appointment — calling him ... If Trump plans to fire Mueller, the time to do it is right now - The ... https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../if-trump-plans-to-fire-mueller-the-time-to-do-it-is-ri... Oct 31, 2017 - It has long been conventional wisdom that the “Saturday Night Massacre” — the October 1973 episode in which President Richard M. Nixon tore apart his Justice Department to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox — badly backfired against Nixon. Not only did the move produce blowback from ... Cornered and Facing 'Existential' Crisis, Will Trump Fire Mueller? | The ... https://www.thenation.com/.../cornered-and-facing-existential-crisis-will-trump-fire-m... 2 days ago - His deputy attorney general is under the gun as Trump allies lose patience with the Russiagate investigation. Will Trump Fire Mueller? Senate Democrats Aim to Stop Another ... www.newsweek.com/will-trump-fire-mueller-729574 Dec 2, 2017 - Will President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Robert Mueller makes sense only if Trump is guilty on Russia https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/.../trump...mueller.../823479001/ Nov 2, 2017 - Many of President Trump's biggest supporters want him to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation go away. Some suggest that the president fire Mueller. Some propose that he pardon everybody and anybody conceivably involved in colluding with Russia. And some argue for both. That is all ... Trump is Going to Fire Mueller - Patheos www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2017/12/10/trump-going-fire-mueller/ 4 days ago - Trump has publicly declared any investigation into his finances would constitute a red line, and that he reserves the option to fire Mueller if he investigates them. Earlier this month, it was reported that Mueller has subpoenaed records at Deutsche Bank, an institution favored both by Trump and the Russian ... Rod Rosenstein: No good cause to fire Mueller - CNNPolitics - CNN.com www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/politics/rod-rosenstein-house-judiciary.../index.html 10 hours ago - Jerry Nadler, if he's seen a cause to fire Mueller, Rosenstein responded: "No." And later when asked by another member of the committee if President Donald Trump has asked him to remove Mueller from the investigation, he said no one has asked him to do that. Read More. "I am not going to be ... Searches related to Is trump going to fire Mueller who can fire special counsel will trump resign the presidency robert mueller education robert mueller special counsel robert mueller wife robert mueller net worth remove trump from office robert mueller political party

Rosenstein defended Mueller, despite aggressive questioning from GOP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/12/13/republicans-embarrass-themselves-while-questioning-rod-rosenstein/?utm_term=.9a26eaa61586

Wary of trmp, foreign born tech workers choose Canada over USA--

http://beta.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-tech-canada-20171214-story.html Canada will gain what USA loses, and as tech grows fast, it may be evident in next 5 to 10 years. SAD. 12-14-2017

Federal Communications Commission (USA) to repeal net neutrality.

http://beta.latimes.com/business/la-fi-net-neutrality-fcc-20171214-story.html Providers will be able to control how fast you see a website. 12-14-2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

From 2012--Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi at Columbia Univ.

ymhttp://www.worldleaders.columbia.edu/events/discussion-featuring-daw-aung-san-suu-kyi Actually very good presentation and Qs. A lot better than the one at American Univ. in D.C., wh was not run by the Univ, but by the infighting Burmese community. It makes me sad to see all the flak she has been getting recently. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Sunday, December 10, 2017

My official website-

http://www.kmkaung.com/

Kyi May Kaung's review of Bertil Lintner's Outrage.

https://www.amazon.com/review/R3VJ3JC3AMG6XO/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

U.S. universities whose graduates make highest starting salaries--

https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/12/01/10-national-universities-where-grads-make-highest-starting-salaries/23294237/#slide=7169651#fullscreen

California wildfires likely to spread further--already 800 buildings destroyed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/10/california-fires-rage-into-second-week-as-massive-blazes-expected-to-spread/?utm_term=.52213e882a24

SNL X'mas for you--previous SNL post trending nicely.

https://decider.com/2017/12/10/snl-james-franco-sza-recap/?_ga=2.144533874.652110086.1512921092-786459401.1512921092

Better link trmp vs reporters CNN & WAPO

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/09/trump-cnn-wikileaks-288628

trmp calls for WAPO reporter who apologized already to be fired--

Just trmp attacking Wapo--but he's the much bigger black pot, than one reporter. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-trump-calls-for-washington-post-reporter-who-apologized-for-inaccurate-tweet-to-be-fired/2017/12/09/2fb467de-dd4b-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.1585df24b13d ">https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-trump-calls-for-washington-post-reporter-who-apologized-for-inaccurate-tweet-to-be-fired/2017/12/09/2fb467de-dd4b-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.1585df24b13d

My friend blogger blogging about me, sort of--

As she uses "Kanlaon" handle, I don't feel I should give her real name, https://anthropologist.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/kyi-may-kaung-berlin-2005/ But she wrote an amazing story called Mayor of the Roses, which describes a mass rape inflicted on a Philippine Beauty Queen, which was pinned on her boyfriend. "The autopsy collected 42 different semen samples." I met "Kanlaon" in Berlin where 5 or 6 of us from SE Asia were invited as "Writers who dare to confront." They found us on the Internet. One was Gunawan Mohammed, founder of Tempo, the Indonesian Time Magazine. Also the group included Linh Dinh, Vietnamese-born poet and his friend Chan or Chang, who did not speak English. Loved that part, meeting other writers, hotel on River Spree, though did not like the ominous Burmese men who came looking for me, whom I managed to avoid. They spotted me as I was about to go back to hotel, and I recognized them speaking to each other in probably very broken German, I didn't like the female Philippine ambassador either, who came with K's mother, a concert pianist, and denied no such thing as mass rape took place, Poor K had to go with them to dinner, though we urged her not to. She has since given me permission to write about it, but I have not written a short story about it yet. In another unrelated book talk I hosted on Orhan Pamuk in Silver Spring, MD, Turkish embassy folk came and denied an Armenian genocide had ever taken place, but a woman who came who had read all of Pamuk's books and the rest of us talked back, and the 3 people left in a huff-- but now I see what happened in the summer when Ergodan's goons beat up Turkish US Citizens in DC demonstrating, I feel a bit scared. FYI, the Burmese embassy was always very ugly, filmed demonstrations from inside, once greeted a dissident with a baseball bat and smashed windscreen of a car that dissident parked in their driveway. I post these things because there are some Burmese who are sort of wishy washy as regards the junta. To them I would just say, like Ygritte in Game of Thrones: You know nothing Jon Snow. Attachment is Ishtar Gate, at Berlin Pergamon Museum. This is the real thing. What Saddam Hussein re-built is a replica. km 12-10-2017
Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum, Berlin, photo copyright Kyi May Kaung Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Interview of veteran Burma journalist, in fact he's a legend, Bertil Lintner on Rohingya of Burma.

https://scroll.in/article/860053/rohingya-refugee-crisis-its-not-muslims-versus-buddhists-says-writer-bertil-lintner
Photos from Internet

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Special post--ABC--Diana, in her own words (Diana, Princess of Wales)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDjFiN9U0mg A few of Diana's friends talk to the filmmaker-- It's a searing indictment of Prince Charles, the establishment and the monarchy in general. No wonder they don't like it in the UK. But it is a well made documentary and does set the record straight, in my opinion. In Burmese terms, the prince was a koke ka myinn, someone who acts up in secret while keeping a "dignified" exterior. The filmography, culled from news shots, is very telling and quite brilliant. The Muslims in the story however, are hardly mentioned--Dr. Hasnat Khan, heart surgeon, and her fiance at the time of her death, Dodi Fayed and his father. A Youtube video seems to have been removed, but a few years ago I saw a documentary financed by Mr. Fayed Sr, which alleged Princess Diana was killed by a conspiracy set up by Philip and Charles. Mr Al Fayed insists the Princess was pregnant by his son, and that they were going to get engaged. My own opinion is that she was trying to escape as Jackie Kennedy did with her marriage to Onassis, but it just did not happen. Maybe, the Establishment was too strong to fight, and those on Diana's side were not so strong. In any case,it's good people are speaking out more.
Photos from Internet. 12-8-2017

Best books on India--

http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/arts-books/travel/10-best-indian-novels-and-travel-books-travelouges-salman-rushdie-william-dalrymple-vikram-seth-a6672421.html To:you Details http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/arts-books/travel/10-best-indian-novels-and-travel-books-travelouges-salman-rushdie-william-dalrymple-vikram-seth-a6672421.html I've read some of these, incld White Tiger, but I don't know why Dalrymple's, The Last Moghul and White Moghuls is not on this list. I loved City of Djinns too, and if I ever go to India, will take that small light book with me. km

My blog audience is changing again, they are in this order, highest to lowest--

Malaysia--last week-1514 France 327--for years and years, front runner USA 277--for yrs and yrs, 2nd after France Indonesia, 152--first time I see this Singapore Ukraine Germany Portugal--all first timers Burma--minimal, insignificant audience. Not surprising as I have shifted my focus away. UAE--first time appearance, But sudden upsurge for few days from "Russia" was I think bots, and now due to Rohingya posts? "Russia" is very fishy, in 2016, sudden upsurge for one or two days, and then disappeared, and same thing now. I don't think they are real people or else they are FSB. Yesterday, total, 500+ day before yesterday, 700+ I consider it pretty good for a blog that's over 10 years old. I give myself some flowers.
Photo, K M Kaung--copyright

Today is Pearl Harbor Day--12-7-1941--

See Presidential historian Michael Beschloss' Twitter acct for many photos. https://twitter.com/BeschlossDC?lang=en

Thursday, November 30, 2017

sex predator presidt of the usa -- d j t--these men should all be castr**ed

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/nov/30/donald-trump-sexual-misconduct-allegations-full-list All the women who have accused trmp, inlcd first wife Ivana-- beyond words
cartoon fr Internet

Paul Manofort agrees to staggering $11 m bail deal

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/paul-manafort-announces-proposed-bail-deal-with-mueller-probe-prosecutors-for-judges-ok/2017/11/30/7c0deede-d607-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.2bf73fa1e0ec

Pterosaur eggs found in China--"eggs citing"

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42177532

Turkish President in money laundering deal with Iran

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42189802

Rex Tillerson may be replaced by Pompeo--

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/us/politics/state-department-tillerson-pompeo-trump.html

Important open message for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi--

Open message to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi--You have become an all too convenient fall gal for the junta. Please side step and get out of the line of fire before you are hurt further. 11-30-2017

Slightly off translation--Sitagusayadaw said at end of his racist sermon, which gave "religious permission" to carry on with Rohingya Muslim genocide

a lan ma lair say ne "Don't let the flag fall to the ground." This was a pep talk couched in Pali, delivered at a military base. He talked of ancient Ceylon king Duttagamani, "making country that was split unified again." He talking of killing Tamils, whom he referred to by their modern name--Burmese transliteration "Tamee" FYI, he and the other notorious racist so-called monk Wirathu went to Sri Lanka with official team and met with Sri Lankan generals "in order to study how to carry out genocide," and in the videotape see below, he refers directly to "I did not say this, the Sri Lankan sayadaw said this." I was suspicious of his body language when he came to DC, and also in a videotape of him and Wirathu going to "study" Burman-Muslim current conflict when it started, around 2012 or 13. They did not console the victims or see the ravaged areas. Instead they went in a white unmarked van from a distance, got out of the van and looked around. They could not be operating like this without the support and sanction of the Burmese junta. kmk 11-30-2017

Genocidists on notice--read Nuremberg Trials

Suicides of Croats accused of war crimes--

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/30/europe/slobodan-praljak-hague-death/index.html

trmp blasted wrong Theresa May on Twitter--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/30/donald-trump-blasted-theresa-may-on-twitter-unfortunately-he-got-the-wrong-woman/?utm_term=.e8090bd02059 How great his intelligence is!! Wow, "elected head" of one of most powerful countries in world and he can't even check which is correct PM May. And he has 17 !! intelligence agencies at his disposal. 11-30-2017

Flynn probably talking deal with Mueller team--

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/29/politics/jared-kushner-special-counsel/index.html

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The link--Sitagu sermon of racial hatred

https://drpaulfuller.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/sitagu-sayadaws-mahavamsa-sermon/

Notorious serman by Sitagu Sayadaw (Theetagu sayadaw) saying king would not go to hell because only 1 1/2 humans (Buddhists) among hordes of Tamils killed

Sitagu Sayadaw’s ‘Mahavamsa’ Sermon Posted on November 3, 2017 by Paul Fuller This is an English translation of a sermon given by the revered Burmese Buddhist leader Sitagu Sayadaw. It was given on 30th October 2017 to army officers at the Bayintnaung garrison and military training school in Kayin, Mynmar. The following is part of the sermon with English translation and Burmese script. The original sermon was 3 hours long. It has gained much attention as the Sayadaw quotes from the notorious Dutthagamani passage from the 5th Century CE Sri Lankan chronicle, the Mahavamsa, which was originally composed in Pali. The standard English translation of the Mahavamsa by Wilhelm Geiger is available here. In the famous episode Dutthagamani, having waged a long and bloody war in which millions were killed is advised by a group of eight Arahants (Buddhist saints): From this deed arises no hindrance in thy way to heaven. Only one and a half human beings have been slain here by thee, O lord of men. The one had come unto the (three) refuges, the other had taken on himself the five precepts. Unbelievers [they have ‘wrong-views’, micchādiṭṭhi ] and men of evil life were the rest, not more to be esteemed than beasts. But as for thee, thou wilt bring glory to the doctrine of the Buddha in manifold ways; therefore cast away care from thy heart, O ruler of men!’ The Pali reads: saggamaggantarāyo ca natthī te tena kammunā / diyaḍḍhamanujā ve’ttha ghātitā manujādhipa // saraṇesu ṭhito eko, pañcasīle pi cāparo / micchādiṭṭhī ca dussilā sesā pasusamā matā // jotayissasi ceva tvaṃ bahudhā buddhasāsanaṃ/manovilekhaṃ tasmā tvaṃ vinodaya narissara, Mhv xxv. 109-111. 00:00-00:25 During Burma’s fight for independence, under the leadership of General Aung San, almost every one of the prominent warriors in the Burmese Army took shelter at the Buddhist monasteries in the rural villages, all over the country. We have learnt and read about that in history books. Buddhist monks and [Burmese] soldiers are inseparable. 00:26- 00:45 King Duttagamani accepted a flying alms-bowl. Not only was there food for himself, but his horse and the soldiers were also fed, as it was full of food. After they had had the food, they washed it [the bowl] and the empty alms-bowl was sent flying back. This was called the “flying alms-bowl”. 00:46-01:20 King Duttagamani had won the battle triumphantly. Millions of Tamils (Damilas) had died in the battle. After the battle, King Damainla, King Kyae were killed. King Duttagamani managed to unite the divided island of Lanka. Did you know that the island of Sri Lanka was separated into two sides? One side was Tamil (Damila) and the other was Buddhist. So who managed to combine the two separated parts into one country? King Duttagamani. 01:21-01:40 After the battle, the King was too exhausted to fall asleep. He couldn’t fall asleep and stayed awake in the middle of the night. What was happening to him was that he was being overtaken by remorse. What is that called? (to the audience) “remorse” (The audience answers) 01:41-02:05 We are talking about the powers of the Dhamma. The victory of this battle is due to the power/quality of the Dhamma over King Duttagamani. The battle was won because of the effects of the power of the Dhamma. And as a result of the unity of the monks in fighting the battle together, the battle was over. That was how they had a landslide victory in beating the invaders. 02:06-02:21 It’s about unity, right? There must be unity between the King (leadership) and its people as well as the unity between the Army and Sangha (the Monks). The Four of them also have to be united. It’s like the four legs of a chair. They all have to support the country. 02:22-03:02 The King was unable to sleep until midnight because he was thinking about those millions of opposing Tamil soldiers, whom he had killed in the battle. He feared he would go to four hell realms due to the his unwholesome actions (B. arkhutho. P. akusala-kamma) he committed by killing millions of human beings. He was mentally exhausted because of fighting in the battle; the worries of having to rebuild the country again; the worries of resisting and defending the country against the Tamils; the worries about the unwholesome actions he committed. All these worries accumulated because of the millions of lives lost in battle. 03:00-03:30 The Arahants residing in the countryside become aware of the remorse of the King [through their ‘spiritual powers’, abhiññā]. -Who are they? (He asked the audience) -The Arahants. (The audience answered) You all need to understand that these arahants are always taking care of the King. The King receives metta [loving-kindness] from the arahants, which is well received. 03:31- 03:50 As soon as they were aware of the King’s remorse, eight of these arahants arrived in the middle of the night. They asked the guard to open the palace gate. The guard informed the King and he let the Arahants go in to see the King. They asked the King why he isn’t sleeping well. The King said he was remorseful. 03:51-04:02 He said he had remorse about the unwholesome actions he had committed and that he will go to hell for those actions. The eight Arahants said “Do not be worried at all, your Majesty. It was only a tiny bit of unwholesome action that you have committed” 04:03-04:42 “Why only a tiny bit”, the King asked. The Arahants answered that “even though millions of beings had been destroyed, there was only one and a half human beings who is a genuine being. There was only one and a half beings who can be regarded as a human being. Out of these Tamil invaders, there was only one who had adopted the five precepts, and one who had adopted the five precepts and taken the three refuges in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. Therefore, there was only one and a half human beings. The arahants have the ‘spiritual power’ (abhiññā) to see this. So, even the person who practices the five precepts is not a complete being. He is half a human being. 04:43-05:20 “The one who adopts the five precepts together with the three refuges in Buddha, Dhamma and Sanga, is a complete (full) human being. Among the millions of beings who he killed by shooting, hitting & chopping, there was only one whom can be called a human being and one whom can be called half a being. Thus, there’s only one and a half human beings in total. Please do not be worried, your Majesty” We did not say it. Who said it? (He asked the audience) He answered to his own question – The Arahants said it. The King then had peace of mind. 05:21-06:49 [Then Sitagu Sayadaw recites a sermon/Sutta, with interpolations]: “Laypeople lead by their leader and members of Sangha lead by the Venerable monks shall be mutually dependent and support each other. After having totally freed from 62 years of being a slave’s life, our native land shall be built again. Our country, our land, our inheritance shall be established and prospered. Don’t let it falter.” 06:50-07:20 Land, water, sky [alluding to the three parts of the military: Army, Navy and Air Force]. There was that monk who saw the Tipiṭaka books being buried inside the meditation compound. So that counts as “Land”- your infantry Army, “water”- your navy, “sky” –that means your Air Force, right? 07:21-07:40 The monks see that. They have a big heart for the country. Land, water and sky. One should not lack anything, no omissions. Our Land should be protected. Our water should be protected thoroughly including the Straits. Don’t take anything for granted. 07:41-07:43 Do not worry. No matter how much you have to fight, how much you have to shoot them, just remember what was being said earlier. There are only one and a half beings that can be regarded as human beings. The persons who cannot be called human beings are not important. 07:44-08:30 All three of them – land, water, sky, should not lack in any protection and should be safeguarded by the Army. So, this is to the officers in the Army here – land, water, sky – should not lack anything. What does it mean? Safeguarded by the assembly of troops, during the military parades ceremony, on the Armed Forces Day, the chief of the military parade offered all the troops to the Chief of Defence. Doesn’t he use this particular term while doing so? It was the same term written 80 years ago by Gadaryone Sayadaw called “tut paung” (assembly of troops). 08:31-08:55 This term was already written 80 years ago by Gadaryone Sayadaw. Land, water and sky should be safeguarded by the assembly of troops. Like King Duttagamani and King Ajātasattu, they not only fight for the country, but they also fight for the Buddha sāsana. This should be the way. 08:56-09:54 If you want to hear, just listen to this. King Duttagamani made a solemn vow before he marched towards the battle [solemn vow recited in Pali.] This was King Duttagamani’s solemn vow, meaning “the reason I fight for this battle is not to sustain the luxury of being a King. The reason I am fighting Kyay Kalars (the Damilas, Tamils) is to preserve Buddha’s sāsana for as long as possible on this island of Sri Lanka. This was King Duttagamani’s solemn vow. He did not fight to preserve the luxury of being in the palace. Why did he fight? He fought to preserve Buddha’s sāsana for as long as possible. 09:55-10:35 The London Pali text society wrote this in English: [not clear where this is from, it is quoted by Sitagu Sayadaw in English], “My battles are not only to the secure kingship, but also for the future security long establishment of Buddhism.” [Then he explains this quote in Burmese]: In order to have a safe and secure Buddha sāsana and to preserve and sustain Buddhism in this country and in the future, I fought this battle” Who made this solemn vow? King Duttagamani and King Ajātasattu. 10:36-10:49 Similarly, our soldiers should take this example of King Duttagamani and King Ajātasattu in your heart. Thus, I would like to conclude this ceremony by encouraging you undertake this military responsibility of serving for the country and sāsana. 10:50-12:07 [Then Sitagu Sayadaw repeats the sermon/Sutta that he gave earlier]: “Laypeople lead by their leader and the members of Sangha lead by the Venerable monks shall be mutually dependent and support each other. After having totally freed from 62 years of being a slave’s life, our native land shall be built again. Our country, our land, our inheritance shall be established and prospered. Don’t let it falter.” Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu. -- DO NOT worship such a racist bloke!!!

Excellent--Rohingya of Burma-- maps and graphs by Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/09/rohingya-crisis-explained-maps-170910140906580.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_7-Sy7jl1wIVhrXACh0QBgLaEAMYAiAAEgL5bfD_BwE

trmp retweets far right racist posts--Theresa May objects

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/trumps-tweets-elevate-a-tiny-fringe-group-of-anti-muslim-activists-in-britain/2017/11/29/02489a42-d515-11e7-9ad9-ca0619edfa05_story.html?utm_term=.0b2987ee7f9f

Bosnian Croat war criminal swallows vial of poison in court and dies--

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42163613#

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) Morning has Broken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0TInLOJuUM

Elton John--Abide with me-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cC4EvrvK7c

Cyndi Lauper--Time after time--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQY7BusJNU

Robin Gibb's funeral in 2012--Classy life and classy death--Thank you for all those songs.

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

Robin Gibs & Bee Gees--I started a joke--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkG4oIPT7tU

Stary Stary Night, Don Mclean, Images by Vincent van Gogh--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk
I took the photos as they remind me of van Gogh paintings and have a lot of photos, titled "cherry van Gogh" kmk 11-29-2017

John Denver --Annie's Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C21G2OkHEYo

John Denver-- Leaving on a jet plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SneCkM0bJq0

Leaving on a jetplane--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVQAhhlq798

RIP Mary Travers--I did not know she had died.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA5XzJG0rB0

The greatest anti-war anthem of all time--Peter, Paul and Mary, where have all the flowers gone--

I saw them perform in 1988, March, in Colonial Williamsburg, and they looked and sounded just like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgXNVA9ngx8

Andrea Bocelli sings Ave Maria in the Colliseum in Rome--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4

Luciano Pavarotti singing Ave Maria in 1978, when his voice was at its prime. Oh how we miss him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojeLyPo_Wz4

Ave Maria--sung by Burl Ives in English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXAHYZVjh2o

Schubert--Ave Maria

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

The anniversary of my father's death is coming up. In memory of Sithu U Kaung, I am posting some of his and my favorite music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jciDXzYw0-g Where have all the flowers gone? Plasir d'amour--

Va pensiero--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46JIyXxLAF0

Dionne Warwick--Heartbreaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xHQsMYosao

Fashion sense Queen Elizabeth II

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/g5584/queen-elizabeth-style/ Stick to same style in different colors. 11-28-2017

Pope Francis in Burma fails to mention Rohingya by name--

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/28/asia/pope-speech-rohingya-myanmar/index.html

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Not yet released. Edward Rutherfurd, China.

https://www.amazon.com/China-Edward-Rutherfurd/dp/0385538936
I have read his Russka and liked it and now reading Sarum. They are written James Michener style with fictitious individuals and families woven through pre-history and history. For me, they are a painless way of learning history and much easier to remember. km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

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

low morale no surprise--

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

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

Daniil -- piano recital

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

My novella The Lovers in Wild River Review

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

Record breaking Leonardo da Vinci sale

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

Christie's record breaking da Vinci sale--

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

China sticks to original policies, contradicting trmp

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

Six likeliest ways Roy Moore saga could end

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

As Germany hosts green summit, forest being razed nearby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Iris Apfel--Rare bird of fashion--

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

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

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

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

too bloody awful or two bloody awful-- see below

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

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

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

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

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

Hoar frost in Shenandoah National Park

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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

Burma, starving and traumatized Rohingya--ABC video

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

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

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

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

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

I give myself some flowers -- such a grey day

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

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

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

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

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

My painting studio

Paintings and photo copyright Kaung

Cambodian dancers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, summer 2017

Photos copyright K M Kaung

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

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

Francis Wade's book on the Rohingya

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

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

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