Tuesday, February 28, 2017

100 bomb threats at Jewsih Centers in one day

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/us/bomb-threats-jewish-centers-jcc/

d t says "it's from within the community"

I think these are coordinated to strike fear

I hope FBI  finds out what is happening soon.

Not good.

d t rhetoric has certainly stirred up a lot of hatred, and people have died.

2-28-2017


Monday, February 27, 2017

Rachel Maddow special--explains how Trump, Wilbur Ross (new commerce secretary) and Cyrpus, Russian fertilizer king, Deutsche bank, involved in multi m $ money laundering scheme.

Mark Twain--that voice

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/27/100-best-nonfiction-books-56-life-on-the-mississippi-mark-twain

My novella about FGM or Female Genital Mutilation--which does not exist in Burma, but there is emotional mutilation--read sample on line.

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

My memoir A Time to Write

My memoir  A Time to Write, Not Just About Burma   out on Amazon

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

all things that spurrd me incld Great Open Wound.

hmm--my The Lovers--Amazon slashed price w o notifyng me--

https://www.amazon.com/Lovers-story-America-Novellas-K-M-Kaung/dp/1499193726

But here it is on sale for $1.84.

I promise it's a riveting read whatever the price.


My novellas published on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-K-M-Kaung/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AK%20M%20Kaung

Your purchases will help support Freedom of Expression.

My novellas on Amazon--

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-K-M-Kaung/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AK%20M%20Kaung

My novellas--Good Reads page

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7796302.K_M_Kaung

Quick fixes by d t don't yield anything--Jeffrey Sachs

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/02/26/trump-foreign-policy-populism-doomed-fail/BwXb9WPTrTKxGXfqlpeu5H/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter

T likely to support investigation into Navy SEALs death in his Yemen raid--SEALs father has already slammed T verbally

WH: Trmp likely to support request 4 invesgatn SEAL's death https://wpo.st/sUAe2

then will shove some army proffsl to dogs as scapegoat.

2-27-2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I noticed that

you all liked my "test" of Lewis Carroll's Twas Brillig.

In that vein of satire I composed just now,

Twas brillig
bigly (Big League)

phenomenal

nominee withdrew
resigned
declined

"Over-rated Meryl Streep" nominated for 20th Oscar in career spanning 50 movies.

"will tweet in all caps during his 5 AM bowel movements."

due to d t, I now know,

Trevor Noah
his book
his (literary agent)

poor Kim Jong-Un
lived a lonely life
he hoped to be made
head of an exile government.

Instead
he died a painful death in
20 minutes.

One of the women who smeared the nerve poison on his
face
was told it was a joke
and thought it was baby lotion.

No word yet on whether the women who carried out
the political assassination
were also contaminated
but
Malaysian authorities have said
the airport has been swept and it is now
clear.

One Indian or Indian engineer
was shot in a bar in an apparent hate crime
and died.

It was like a Sikh in a turban being shot after 9/11
because someone thought he was Middle Eastern
ditto for victim in the Kansas bar.

"You can't make this stuff up."
At CPAC, they were waving Russian flags
with trump's name on it, a staffer came by and collected all the
little flags."

Sean Spicer has an aide with the last name Ditto.

I used to write poetry like this all the time
collaging

news items of rapes and other human rights abuses
in Burma  Rape as a Weapon of War--

now I have moved to the world
stage.

Melania will be the first lady? in the WH FLOTUS of POTUS

who is botoxed.  First botoxed forst lady to live part time
in the White House.

The plastic surgeon said, eye balling it or them,

that her breasts looked like ---cc
and were "very generous for such a slight
frame."

Ah well.

Give us this day our daily bread
and free us soon from this Potus as well as high-maintenance
Flotus.

Anyone notice
she never wears florals or prints like Michell O.

It is always solid colors and mostly white.

Copyright K M Kaung
2-27-2017

 Image from Internet.


Oscars slam trump--video embedded

http://ew.com/tv/2017/02/26/oscars-trump/

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Trending--The Daily Beast interviews South African born comedian Trevor Noah

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/21/trevor-noah-trump-doesn-t-have-the-balls-to-come-on-the-daily-show.html

He's doing live shows everywhere, from Vancouver to Stanford Univ.

Good luck, break a leg, truly a brilliant and brave young man.

2-26-2017

T claims (national) debt fell "under him" but had nothing to do with his policies

Taking credit where it's not due--
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fact-checking-trumps-claim-about-debt-dropping-by-12b-in-last-month/

national debt--we don't know abt T's personal debt--maybe to Putin ha ha

I am not even sure he understands what national debt is (sale of Treasury Bills, USA borrowing)

since he called now departed Flynn at 3 AM to ask if weak $ or strong $ is good.


quote of the day fr populism wiki

Political parties and politicians often use the terms populist and populism as pejoratives against their opponents. Such a view sees populism as demagogy, merely appearing to empathize with the public through rhetoric or unrealistic proposals in order to increase appeal across the political spectrum.[2]
Populism is most common in democratic nations. Political scientist Cas Mudde wrote that, "Many observers have noted that populism is inherent to representative democracy; after all, do populists not juxtapose 'the pure people' against 'the corrupt elite'?"[3]

Reminds you of someone or some people??

Global Macro shift--

https://www.franklintempleton.com/investor/resources/lit/info/GMS6-PERWP

Yes, FBI is under Dept of Justice, therefore WH leaning on FBI is serious matter,

see Maddow analysis below--

Operating under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI is concurrently a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence. ... Its name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1935.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Rachel Maddow: Stupid or Nefarious

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/white-house-contacts-fbi-take-russia-scandal-new-direction

Highly recommended

RFK assassination wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Robert_F._Kennedy

trump vs media war has just amped up one notch

who do you think will win.

just like mistah d t, I will hand pick nice comments too.
cartoon fr Internet

copied and posted from Washington Post on hand-pciked gaggle at WH

58Willys
The question I personally have is - "Why should the major news (MSM) concern themselves with WH press conferences from this administration? Trump, Spicer, etc are pathological liars. Why attend? You have excellent other sources. Not pandering to Trump and his administration's warped lies is more beneficial then detrimental. Screw em. It's obvious they are both lying and hiding something. DIG. ROOT. Uncover. Eventually he will be impeached as the truth unfolds. Your organization will historically hold it's head high proudly and honestly, truthfully say... "We were a part of that. A key part."

Bugger Trump.

scary new downslide-T war on media--Lt Spicer hand picks a few for private gaggle in his office room, not usual press briefing room

jr aide asks others to leave.  Then asks uniformed Secret Service officer to ask "non-gaggle invited" reporters to leave--details in article

Wh H hand-picks select media outlets 4 briefng http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321049-white-house-hand-picks-select-media-for-briefing#.WLCbFbUH8qg.twitter
Scary control  Spicer no joke--so we wait for leaks which will come

Tweet.

Fight this by tweeting, retweeting, sharing, writing yourself and posting, doing your own citizen journalism to support mainstream media who are being belittled and sidelined.

This is the way to prevent d t dictatorship.

2-14-2017
Newseum facade, DC.
Photo by KMK.



The Guardian calls CPAC a freak show--

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/23/steve-bannon-cpac-rare-public-address-west-wing-power-trump-adviser

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Very sad when talented actors, designers, poets, artists die--while villains--From Dark Knight wiki

A psychotic criminal mastermind portraying himself as an "agent of chaos", who rises to dominant power by terrorizing Gotham and plunging it into anarchy. Before Ledger was confirmed for the role in July 2006, Paul Bettany,[18] Lachy Hulme,[19] Adrien Brody,[20] Steve Carell,[21] and Robin Williams[22] publicly expressed interest in it. However, Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past (including unsuccessfully approaching Ledger for the role of Batman in Batman Begins) and was agreeable to Ledger's chaotic interpretation of the character.[23] When Ledger saw Batman Begins, he had realized a way to make the character work that was consistent with the film's tone:[24] he described his Joker as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy."[25] In the film, the Joker has a Glasgow smile, and his trademark chalk-white skin and red lips are makeup rather than the result of chemical bleaching, as in the traditional portrayal of the character. Throughout the film, the Joker states his desire to upset social order through crime, and comes to define himself by his conflict with Batman. To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice, and personality, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker's thoughts and feelings.[17][26] While he initially found it difficult, Ledger eventually generated a voice unlike Jack Nicholson's character in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film.[25][26] He was also given Batman: The Killing Joke and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, which he "really tried to read and put it down."[24] Ledger also cited A Clockwork Orange and Sid Vicious as "a very early starting point for Christian [Bale] and I. But we kind of flew far away from that pretty quickly and into another world altogether."[27][28] "There's a bit of everything in him. There's nothing that consistent," Ledger said, and added, "There are a few more surprises to him."[27] Ledger was allowed to shoot and mostly direct the videos the Joker sends out as warnings. Each take Ledger made was different from the last. Nolan was impressed enough with the first video shoot that he chose to not be present when Ledger shot the video with a kidnapped reporter (Anthony Michael Hall).[29] On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, leading to intense press attention and memorial tributes. "It was tremendously emotional, right when he passed, having to go back in and look at him every day [during editing]," Nolan recalled. "But the truth is, I feel very lucky to have something productive to do, to have a performance that he was very, very proud of, and that he had entrusted to me to finish."[28] All of Ledger's scenes appear as he completed them in the filming; in editing the film, Nolan added no "digital effects" to alter Ledger's actual performance posthumously.[30] Nolan has dedicated the film in part to Ledger's memory.[31][32]

Who is The Joker--

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker_(comics)

Highly recommended Trevor Noah, The Daily Show--Welcome to T Reality

@Trevornoah  The Daily Show Welcome to T reality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YLS80Nmls

truly chilling to wake up every day need to laugh so true

2-24-2017

Google search results trump telling lies Putin

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=&authuser=0&q=trump+telling+lies+youtube+putin&oq=trump+telling+lies+youtube+putin&gs_l=news-cc.1.1.43j43i53.2372.13394.0.15678.32.9.0.23.2.0.90.678.9.9.0...0.0...1ac.1.utXuoCOUVIE

California city signs on to impeach trump

https://www.rt.com/usa/378459-richmond-california-impeach-trump/

White House tried to suppress FBI & other agencies' report on contacts with Russia

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/23/white-house-reqeusted-fbi-dispute-russia-contact-story/98327366/

Kim Jong Nam, brother of Kim Jong Un, was killed with a nerve agent--

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/kim-jong-uns-half-brother-was-killed-by-vx-nerve-agent-a-chemical-weapon-malaysia-police-say/2017/02/23/636c5bda-6e63-4f8e-a5dc-9f8b54f45d0e_story.html?utm_term=.079cfcfe2b8d

Man with drone causes elk stampede

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-with-drone-causes-1500-elk-to-stampede-in-wyoming/

Chuck Schumer on The View

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLNB4TGtc8Q

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

well, so far so good--they say "go back to paper" and I did, but so much is electronic these days--

not to mention poor quality cheap goods made in China and imported.

I had to return an iron, a rice cooker and a bathroom scale.

But the more expensive Japanese made rice cookers are still working,

as is the $10 US made?  slowcooker, whose bottom gets very hot, but I always use it with the trivet from the stove top.

These items have been with me for 2 -25 years.

Ah well, on the whole I hate machines, but here one would not cook with wood or charcoal.

I guess one should be thankful.

And one does not have to breed and feed and slaughter and butcher one's own pig, which another friend said she had to do, in an apartment back home!

She said her friend fed the pig so well on leftovers, no one even knew she was raising a pig in the bathroom.

She also said her mother in law raised dogs to eat under the house.

Ah well, they are Karen, and used to hunting and farming.

KMKaung

2-22-2017

Test--Twas brillig



Twas brillig
And the slithy toads
Did gyre and gimbel in the wabe
All mimsy were the burogroves
And the mome raths outgrabe

Lewis Carroll
Luke Harding writing in Putin's Russia said his home was invaded by FSB agents, who left purposely obvious "fingerprints" as warnings, such as leaving the double locked windows near his son's bed purposely propped open.

Harding said it got so bad that sometimes when he was typing up his book, the line would disappear from L to R, as he typed.

He said, finally he left a note to the effect--I don't care of you read my ms, as you are reading it anyway, but pl let me finish writing.

It sounds like something out of Girl with Scorpion Tattoo, but it is all true.

My friend/a friend just said her computer was hacked when she was in Burma, so I hope a bug has not got in through her email to me.

It is very aggravating.

I took down my Facebook due to cloning, and I know that Twitter etc can also be cloned and lots of Yahoo emails have been hacked.

kmk

2-22-2017


since it's working for now--

Luke Harding says "do not work" compose, on line.

So maybe my email is contaminated.

--

something is wrong--

I am testing as I could not copy and paste from email.

I was saying I have a slight connection with economist Kenneth Arrow, once or twice removed, through my mentor who was also a student of Paul Samuelson at MIT and of the late John Nash--"A Beautiful Mind."
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/business/economy/kenneth-arrow-dead-nobel-laureate-in-economics.html?_r=0

I have a slight connection once or twice removed with Arrow & Samuelson, besides having studied their work in grad school, in Rangoon, Burma, believe it or not.  But those were the good old days.

My mentor Dr Ronald Findlay was a student of Samuelson at MIT and also a student in math of A Beautiful Mind the late John Nash.

My mentor is only abt 7? years older than I, and was known as one of the youngest Ph.D.s, at least in Burma or from Burma--

but he suffered as he was of mixed race, and was passed over for a promotion, wh resulted in his emigration and Columbia Univ in NY's gain, and gain for what must be by now hundreds of students there. 

(That is only one of the reasons I am against the present bigot Am. presdt.)Another Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz is also at Columbia U and I am happy to say I helped bring him to DC and to go to Burma through Dr. Findlay and OSF (Open Society Foundation).

In 2012 I helped Columbia put together a panel on the Rohingya, a subset of Burmese Muslims, who are now much harassed and have been putting out to sea in leaky boats, some, fetching up in Bangladesh and Thailand and Malaysia.  Many drowning on the way, or in other hells in Thailand or Malaysia.

Though I was not the one who contacted another Nobel laureate, AK Sen, he was on the panel, and he was also born in Burma in Mandalay.  I gave the organizers the names of about 1/2 the panel, about 5-6 experts, including 3 or 4 who specialize only on Wn Burma.
 *

My colleagues and I put this together about our wonderful mentors.

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

Pl buy it if you can.

It will show that for a small country, the size of Texas (in area) Mrs Norma Bixler wrote in the first CIA handbook on Burma, it has produced a disproportionate number of world class scholars who have been insufficiently recognized by the Burmese junta, whose members are said to have an average of 5th grade education.

And that might start me on Betsy Devos, so I will stop here.



kmk

2-21-2017





Kyi May Kaung
Words Sounds and Images

Underwater, envronmentally friendly sculptures

Stunning Underwater Sculptures Help Marine Life (PHOTOS) @weatherchannel https://weather.com/travel/news/jason-decaires-taylor-underwater-sculptures?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&cm_ven=Twitter&cm_cat=www.twitter.com&cm_pla=tw_feed&cm_ite=tw_social_tweet

something beautiful + useful not d t

Monday, February 20, 2017

My Ph.D. dissertation, on why authoritarian or totalitarian systems fail to develop

http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI3116650/

Just economic growth is not development.

kmk
2-21-2017









This will sound familiar to Burmese in Burma--

Highly recommended- Rachel Maddow on Feb14, 2017 talks abt Rule of Law, Russia, USA, Flynn affair.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-russia-scandal-takes-unexpected-turn

2-21-2017

quote of day--ref Russian psychological profile of trump.



The issue of Russia "is now a kind of banana skin for Trump — that's why we should avoid any kind of step that could damage Trump," said Fedorov. "Trump cannot come to a meeting with Putin as a loser — he must sort out his domestic problems first."