Saturday, April 28, 2018

Special post--Thai opera-ballet Suyryiothai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI75uCo5RCc

Article in New Yorker that brought down Harvey Weinstein.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/harvey-weinsteins-army-of-spies

Ronan Farrow--Pulitzer Prize winner

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

Ronan Farrow left CAA to sign on with WME because Weinstein--

https://pagesix.com/2017/12/07/ronan-farrow-splits-from-caa/

Mr. Impeachment, billionaire Tom Steyer--

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-04-25/billionaire-tom-steyer-s-quest-to-impeach-trump

so-called president making fun of disabled reporter--

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/nov/26/donald-trump-appears-to-mock-disabled-reporter-video
Paraplegic team socks Trump for insensitive remarks--yes, he's the guy who made fun of disabled/differently abled journalist. https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/04/28/paralympic-games-organizers-respond-to-insensitive-trump-remarks/23422716/ People should be careful of making fun of people for health conditions that are not their fault. I once saw an NGO worker on a practice panel who snatched the mike from his disabled colleague, they were supposed to be play-acting for doing a presentation to set up a disabled NGO in Burma and another woman stepped in over the office partition and tried to tell 4 Ph.D.s including me, deliberating over prizes for NGO employees, that one contestant had a "mental disease" which the interferer could not even name properly-- I was so mad I stepped out and told this woman her behavior was totally unacceptable. This non-profit did not invite me back in future years when they "went inside Burma" from Thailand, but it is not something I could have ignored. In any case I have no respect for people who jump the fence and go from being advisors to the Exile Government to being advisors for Thein Sein--that is like working for the Jews to going to "advise" Hitler. kmk 4-28-2018 Posted by Kyi May at 12:49 Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest No comments: Post a Comment

My novella The Rider of Crocodiles

https://www.fictiondb.com/author/k-m-kaung~the-rider-of-crocodiles~1026620~b.htm

My novella The Lovers--from Chile with love--

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

Politico success story--

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politico Yes, started seeing it on subway about 2007, and still pick up copies -- read regularly online.

James Comey in CNN Town Hall with William and Mary Students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0KSEfSgstY

Summer reading, my fiction 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 Prices here given in pounds.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Remember the Gift of Mangos--N and S Korea

Maybe historic, - maybe symbolic, maybe not. Kim Jong Un crosses into S. Korea at DMZ. So fat he walks with arms and legs out, waddles. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-27/korea-summit-north-south-negotations/9704046 but smiling, maybe both speaking Korean. Even language must have changed. Remember, The Gift of Mangos wh set stage for Deng's reforms China

Maybe just symbolic, maybe not--Kim Jong Un crosses into South Korea, breifly--

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-27/korea-summit-north-south-negotations/9704046

Monday, April 23, 2018

Blue Shirt Day in Burma--Anniversary of U Win Tin's death.

http://internationalcampaignforfreedom.blogspot.com/2018/04/have-you-got-your-blue-shirt-ready-for.html

First BBC intv of Megan Markle and Prince Harry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odo3Uom7o_Y Nice woman,we wish her luck. Hope her life won't be f-ed up by this racist family. He seems more Diana's son than a "Windsor" The Duke of Edinburgh of course is a confirmed racist, so-called jokes about "slitty eyed" etc etc. SIGH racist US presdt who can't even spell and racist Duke-- luckily one might be impeached soon, the other die soon. 4-23-2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

David Frum: Putin made the "beautiful hookers" remark on TV, and then DJT internalized and said P said it to him

which (leads us to question" how much of what DJT says is true. https://news.google.com/news/video/gC3SSK0ew_I/d1-BuatTjKNNFuMxTw-zmkw-ctrCM?hl=en&gl=US&ned=us In TV intv, James Comey said, "(with Trump) it's all about--" pointing to his chest,"(himself) and what will fill the hole in me." I think that's true. He needs his self affirmation by bullying and deriding others and bragging about himself. 4-20-2018

Something more than fishy about DJT's Twitter Acct.

!!! Does he really have 51 m followers and he himself is only following 46 people. No wonder they have such GROUPTHINK or GROUPNONTHINK SAD DUMB--

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Quote of the day--David Frum in The Atlantic, on Trump's agitation and hit on Syria.

Even if he’s offering to take you to church, you don’t get into a car with a drunken driver. That same caution should operate with Trump, even if you might otherwise approve any particular decision that emerges from his administration. This president is not in command of himself. He’s obsessed with his own problems. He seethes with rage and resentment for all the world to view—and those emotions are visibly distorting his decision-making.
Anyone notice how quiet the Kushners are?

David Hogg, we should support him and his colleagues as much as we can--this is our future leadership, not trump.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hogg_(activist)

Parkland shooting survivor, activist David Hogg's book--

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/599770/neveragain-by-david-hogg-and-lauren-hogg/ Buy it. Fight guns.

James Comey on The View

https://www.thedailybeast.com/james-comey-gets-blasted-from-all-sides-on-the-view?ref=home I read the online sample, and it looks like a good, well written book.

Stormy Daniel's lawyer Mike Avenati interviewed by Nicole Wallace--

http://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house/watch/stormy-daniel-s-atty-little-to-no-doubt-michael-cohen-will-be-indicted-1213198915694

Fresno State Prof calls Barbara Bush an amazing racist.

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Randa-Jarrar-Barbara-Bush-Fresno-State-professor-12844395.php

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mrs. Barbara Bush dies age 92.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics/barbara-bush-dies/index.html

list to 2017, 10 crtiics of Putin who died violently

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/23/here-are-ten-critics-of-vladimir-putin-who-died-violently-or-in-suspicious-ways/?utm_term=.ee9d6f376e98

Beware of Russia books --

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Notice-Finance-Murder-Justice/dp/1476755744 This is a must read if you wish to do business with countries like Russia, China, Burma. I haven't read it yet, just read sample chapters, but I saw him interviewed on MSNBC. Reading the readers' comments is also good. This book is as compelling as the one about Litvinenko's poisoning https://www.amazon.com/Litvinenko-File-Martin-Sixsmith/dp/0230531547 and Anna Poltikovskaya's Putin's Russia, which I have read. https://www.amazon.com/Putins-Russia-Life-Failing-Democracy/dp/0805082506
Flowers at her building where Anna Politkovskaya shot. Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Monday, April 16, 2018

Russian investigative journalist falls from balcony and dies, suspicious death.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/russian-investigative-journalist-maksim-borodin-dies-after-falling-from-balcony Scroll down on link page and see Guardian reports of other suspicious deaths.

Headlines, Monday 4-16-2018

Comey Says Trump Is 'Morally Unfit' as Pair Clash Over Memoir Wall Street Journal 1h ago Related Coverage James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It's Very Persuasive. Highly Cited New York Times Apr 12, 2018 Comey wants Trump voted out of office, calls him 'morally unfit' Business Insider 2h ago Liz Peek: ABC interview's big bombshell -- James Comey reveals he is neither sinner nor saint... he's a fraud Opinion Fox News 8h ago The morning after Comey's interview airs, Trump throws another punch at the fired FBI director In Depth Washington Post 1h ago [USA TODAY] 7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison riot USA TODAY 2h ago [BBC News] Syria air strikes: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site BBC News 37m ago Related Coverage The Latest: Greek protesters target Truman statue Live Updating Washington Post 2h ago [Washington Post] ACM Awards 2018: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments Washington Post 4h ago [Politico] Barbara Bush 'in great spirits,' reports granddaughter Politico 1h ago Related Coverage Jenna Bush Hager shares emotional update on grandma Barbara Bush: 'She's a fighter' Highly Cited Today.com 2h ago [Washington Post] Two black men were arrested at Starbucks. Now the company and police are on the defensive. Washington Post 22h ago Related Coverage Starbucks Corporation - SBUX - Stock Price Today - Zacks Most Referenced Zacks 8m ago World [Washington Post] Japanese Prime Minister Abe, embroiled in scandals, faces calls to stand down Washington Post 1h ago Related Coverage The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye From Japan The Diplomat 27m ago [Washington Post] Germany: Merkel's party strikes cautious note on euro reform Washington Post 8m ago Related Coverage A famous Viking king's treasure discovered on German Baltic Sea Island From Germany Deutsche Welle 2h ago [Reuters] China's Xi says rising protectionism adds risks and uncertainty in world economy Reuters 2h ago [NBCNews.com] US pastor Andrew Brunson goes on trial in Turkey, denies 'illegal activity' NBCNews.com 48m ago Related Coverage Imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson goes on trial in Turkey From Turkey Hurriyet Daily News 4h ago More World stories U.S. [NPR] Cohen, Trump Fight To Decide What's Protected By Attorney-Client Privilege NPR 50m ago Related Coverage Donald John Trump | TheHill Most Referenced The Hill 4m ago [Washington Post] 'So did the world explode?': An oral history of another insane week in the Trump era. Washington Post 4h ago Related Coverage Donald John Trump | TheHill Most Referenced The Hill 4m ago [CNN] Kentucky governor apologizes for saying teachers' strike left children vulnerable to harm, sexual assault and drugs CNN 18h ago [Fox News] One dead in Greensboro tornado as spring storm system barrels east Fox News 12h ago Related Coverage Live blog: Deadly storm moves through Triad; 1 dead in Greensboro, homes damaged and trees down Local Source myfox8.com 12h ago More U.S. stories Business [USA TODAY] Bertucci's files Chapter 11 bankruptcy: Pizza chain may close restaurants USA TODAY 2h ago Why Merck is betting on one big cancer drug MarketWatch 2h ago [Wall Street Journal] Bank of America's Profits Lifted by Tax Law, Rising Interest Rates Wall Street Journal 2h ago Related Coverage Bank Of America Corporation - BAC - Stock Price Today - Zacks Most Referenced Zacks 4m ago [CBS News] Allegiant Air responds to critical "60 Minutes" report CBS News 2h ago Related Coverage Allegiant Air: The budget airline flying under the radar Highly Cited CBS News 14h ago More Business stories Technology [BGR] Study finds thousands of Android apps that improperly track children BGR 2h ago Related Coverage Android Developers Blog: DNS over TLS support in Android P Developer Preview Most Referenced Android Developers Blog 5m ago

Saturday, April 14, 2018

My review of Lindblom's Politics and Markets.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0465059589/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_dp#customerReviews
This is a path-breaking classic book, that everyone should read now, especially in the Donald Trump era and Facebook, Russian trolls, Russian interference in elections worldwide. It gets down to the nitty gritty --and why markets are not always right. I highly recommend it. Useful to understand USA, Burma, China, Russia. Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

Trump the monster mobster--cult leader--from CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/opinions/comey-right-about-trump-opinion-love/index.html

Friday, April 13, 2018

US launches missile strike on Syria. Trump and Mattis saying different things.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/13/601794830/u-s-launches-attacks-on-syria

Better link--Trump orders military strike on Syria, why and why now?

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show

Important--cornered by scandal and criminal intrigue, Trump orders military strike against Syria--

Maddow: Trump's personal turmoil taints U.S. military options http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/maddow-trump-s-personal-turmoil-taints-u-s-military-options-1210705987852 via @msnbc

Movie script The Quiet Place--EDUCATIONAL use only--68 pages=68 minutes

https://scriptslug.com/assets/uploads/scripts/a-quiet-place-2018.pdf Quite perfect, but I still like Justin Cronin The Passage, The Twelve + trilogy of long books better. Seems better thought out and a more complex and terrifying world. Though sometimes hard to keep track of the characters, though he provides reminders. Note how the movie script uses "illustration" Kind of script you would chop off your hands to write, but seems even if you have an idea, you can't write a movie script unless you have millions, or know someone in the movie business. Who would know Kevin Costner, like the author of Dances with Wolves. Even then, Costner told his friend, who had already written several movie scripts, to write a novel. sigh. So it goes as Kurt Vonnegut wrote. At least to write a novel all you need is paper, pencil, laptop--and stay alive. 4-13-2018 km Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images

A Quiet Place--scriptslug--educational use only

https://scriptslug.com/assets/uploads/scripts/a-quiet-place-2018.pdf

Movie--A Quiet Place

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Quiet_Place_(film)

Incredibles 2

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/entertainment/incredibles-2-trailer/index.html

Thursday, April 12, 2018

My 1994 Ph.D. dissertation from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Why systems like Burma run down.

https://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI3116650/ A print edition is available from Proquest, and I am working on a book form of my dissertation. Am looking for a literary agent right now. Only serious offers will be entertained. 4-13-2018
Scenes from Rangoon--Government House, Strand Hotel, Shwedagone, Battle of Rangoon, Supayalat (last queen's) tomb.

Asian Pacific American Verse Beings--Museum of American Poetics.

http://www.poetspath.com/exhibits/asiapac.html I'm on this list, but not on the Poetry Foundation one, maybe because I haven't written or published much poetry recently, but it's hard to do it all and stay alive. Most poets have teaching jobs. I've been more focused on fiction and non fiction for the last 2 decades, though I occasionally write poems and they;ve been in Poet Lore, first founded by Walt Whitman, and in Foreign Policy in Focus. It's also time to put out 25th anniversary editions of my 2 poetry chapbooks, but again, I am too busy querying agents also. Sent off one query letter and one outline today, for my dissertation to book project, so I can rest now and go eat and read The Twelve, the 2nd volume of Justin Cronin's The Passage. It's certainly not true as my sibling charged, that I think I'm the best writer in the world. In fact, like most writers, I have an inner demon that whips me to do better and more. As John Gardner wrote, "Inside every writer is a man with a whip." Her voice coach said of Nana Mouskouri, "Her sister had the better voice, but she had a greater desire to sing." My doctoral advisor Dr. Hebert Levine, Soviet specialist, said, "You must care deeply about what you are doing. Otherwise you will never finish." At the successful conclusion of my oral defense, he got up from his seat as Chair at the head of the table, walked around, came up to me and shook my hand, "It's all over. Now you are Dr, Kaung." Little did I know it wasn't all over, it had just started. So there to jealous sisters and non-sisters. kmk 4-12-2018

Poem, The Lie, by Sir Walter Raleigh, 1592.

The Lie Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant: Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Say to the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good: If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, That manage the estate, Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate: And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending. And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal it wants devotion; Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it metes but motion; Tell flesh it is but dust: And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie. Tell age it daily wasteth; Tell honour how it alters; Tell beauty how she blasteth; Tell favour how it falters: And as they shall reply, Give every one the lie. Tell wit how much it wrangles In tickle points of niceness; Tell wisdom she entangles Herself in overwiseness: And when they do reply, Straight give them both the lie. Tell physic of her boldness; Tell skill it is prevention; Tell charity of coldness; Tell law it is contention: And as they do reply, So give them still the lie. Tell fortune of her blindness; Tell nature of decay; Tell friendship of unkindness; Tell justice of delay: And if they will reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell arts they have no soundness, But vary by esteeming; Tell schools they want profoundness, And stand too much on seeming: If arts and schools reply, Give arts and schools the lie. Tell faith it's fled the city; Tell how the country erreth; Tell manhood shakes off pity And virtue least preferreth: And if they do reply, Spare not to give the lie. So when thou hast, as I Commanded thee, done blabbing-- Although to give the lie Deserves no less than stabbing-- Stab at thee he that will, No stab the soul can ki

Poem The Lie by Sir Walter Raleigh, 1592.

The Lie Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant: Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Say to the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good: If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition, That manage the estate, Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate: And if they once reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending. And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal it wants devotion; Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it metes but motion; Tell flesh it is but dust: And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie. Tell age it daily wasteth; Tell honour how it alters; Tell beauty how she blasteth; Tell favour how it falters: And as they shall reply, Give every one the lie. Tell wit how much it wrangles In tickle points of niceness; Tell wisdom she entangles Herself in overwiseness: And when they do reply, Straight give them both the lie. Tell physic of her boldness; Tell skill it is prevention; Tell charity of coldness; Tell law it is contention: And as they do reply, So give them still the lie. Tell fortune of her blindness; Tell nature of decay; Tell friendship of unkindness; Tell justice of delay: And if they will reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell arts they have no soundness, But vary by esteeming; Tell schools they want profoundness, And stand too much on seeming: If arts and schools reply, Give arts and schools the lie. Tell faith it's fled the city; Tell how the country erreth; Tell manhood shakes off pity And virtue least preferreth: And if they do reply, Spare not to give the lie. So when thou hast, as I Commanded thee, done blabbing-- Although to give the lie Deserves no less than stabbing-- Stab at thee he that will, No stab the soul can kill.

trmp should not be tweeting about striking Syria. General: What next the day after the strike?

http://www.msnbc.com/brian-williams/watch/four-star-general-trump-will-like-strike-syria-in-next-48-hours-1208904771949

Paul Ryan, resigning as Speaker of the House, is completely trashed on Morning Joe--

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/what-will-be-the-legacy-of-rep-paul-ryan-1209047619619

London School of Economics and Saif Gaddafi links--from Wikipedia.

London School of Economics Gaddafi links From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The affair of the LSE Libya Links refers to the various connections that existed between the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Libyan government and its leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The NGO Gaddafi Foundation pledged to donate £1.5 million over five years to a research centre, LSE Global Governance, of which £300k were paid. In addition, LSE Enterprise established a contract worth £2.2 million to train Libyan officials. In 2008, the LSE granted a PhD degree[1] to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader, for a dissertation. Currently, allegations circulate that Gaddafi's thesis was ghost-written and/or plagiarised. In December 2010, Muammar Gaddafi addressed members of the School in a video link-up where he was addressed as "Brother Leader" and received an LSE cap previously given to Nelson Mandela. In connection with the civil uprising in Libya in February and March 2011, the links between LSE and the Gaddafi regime, and the conduct of individual members of LSE's staff, came increasingly to be questioned.[2] As a result of the revelations, the LSE's Director, Sir Howard Davies, resigned on 3 March 2011, citing "errors of judgement".[3] In a New York Times op-ed piece on 7 March 2011, Roger Cohen wrote, in reference to events that had transpired at the School, "It may be possible to sink to greater depths but right now I can't think how. ...The Arab Spring is also a Western Winter. ...How did we back, use and encourage the brutality of Arab dictators over so many years? To what degree did that cynical encouragement of despots foster the very jihadist rage Western societies sought to curb?"[4]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Preet Bharara--likelihood that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will be charged is high.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/10/politics/preet-bharara-cnntv/index.html

Zuckerberg says he's sorry, but too little, too late. Your data is already stolen and may be in Russia.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/10/zuckerberg-facebook-testimony-latest-news-regulation-congress I don't like him at all. I read somewhere he started by stealing data from Harvard, but case was settled. Very cavalier with other people's personal data, just like the woman who took my minidiscs (of RFA broadcasts) saying she'd help me make copies and then losing them. Or the countless people who ask to read my ms, and then lose it, or say they didn't get it. Now I have stopped that kind of sharing. In fact, even a literary agent can steal your material. kmk 4-10-2018

Ha Ha--"Republicans aren't cowards. They are courageous when it comes to the Midterms. As soon as they realize Donald Trump will cost them their majority, and the margin on the minority, they will turn on him like a brittle page."

http://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari-melber/watch/billy-eichner-trump-is-somehow-worse-than-i-thought-he-would-be-1207863363784 Remarkable times, though uncomfortable and bad to live in, but we must stop the orange clown. 4-10-2018.

Trump tried to fire Mueller in Dec. 2017.

http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/nyt-trump-sought-to-fire-mueller-in-december-1207810627531

Cohen Raid--"Trump tends to inflict (harm on himself) without anyone's help." Mike Schmidt, NYTs.

http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/nyt-trump-sought-to-fire-mueller-in-december-1207810627531 Other reporter said Mueller does waves of charges, starting with obstruction of justice. In my opinion. Robert Mueller is a brilliant prosecutor, running a water tight equally excellent team, and he can't be stopped. He will keep coming like a steamroller, and as T. most likely has many crimes, in the end Justice will prevail. T. is on the defensive now, and has been for some time.
Photos from Internet. 2nd--New Yorker sketch last--SNL's Kate McKinnon playing Robert Mueller.