Thursday, May 31, 2018
He must be the -- father of all racists. Wow, he matches Dook of E. in not even hiding his racism. Only difference is he's supposed to be elected leader of free world, while other says he's only an amoeba, and "only man in UK who can't give his name to his own children." Wow--Philip Battenberg/Mountbatten. 5-31-2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/31/politics/samantha-bee-ivanka-trump/index.html Bee, who made the comments Wednesday night on her show, "Full Frontal," was criticizing the Trump administration over the separation of undocumented families apprehended at the border. "Tearing children away from their parents is so evil, it's the inciting incident in almost every movie we've ever cared about," Bee said during her monologue, presenting Obama-era photos of undocumented children sleeping in cages. White House: 'No one's defending' Roseanne, but Trump still owed apology White House: 'No one's defending' Roseanne, but Trump still owed apology After Ivanka Trump posted a photo of her and her child amid resurfaced reports that undocumented children are being separated from their families when they are apprehended by immigration authorities, Bee referenced Barr's recent tweet. "Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we've seen this week," Bee said. "You know, Ivanka, that's a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c***!" "He listens to you," she added. "Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, OK?" Cillizza: Donald Trump made the Roseanne story all about him Cillizza: Donald Trump made the Roseanne story all about him Sanders' response is notably stronger than her public reaction to Barr's comments. Asked about the former ABC star's remarks at Wednesday's White House briefing, Sanders said neither Trump nor the White House were defending them, which she called "inappropriate," but she also insisted the administration was owed an apology from the network for airing derogatory comments about the White House. "The President is pointing to the hypocrisy in the media saying the most horrible things about this President and nobody addresses it," Sanders told reporters at Wednesday's press briefing. Bee frequently uses foul language while performing. She used the obscene word to describe President Woodrow Wilson during her "Not the White House Correspondents Dinner" TBS special last year. CNN's Frank Pallotta contributed to this report.
djt repeats he did not "fire Comey about Russia" despite what he said to Lester Holt and Lavrov and Kislyak.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/31/donald-trump-says-he-didnt-fire-james-comey-over-russia-despite-video-evidence/658790002/ Stop listening to what serial, simultaneous and compulsive liar DJT says. !!!!! CRAP SAD
Would you rather be friends with Germany Mexico Canada Great Britain Australia South Korea OR Russia N. Korea? Singapore. Who and how many people has T. fired so far? Who and how many people has he pardoned and is it justifiable. Write an analysis. 5-31-2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77KM_3YkXCU Robert Mueller is reportedly increasingly focused on T's interactions with Sessions. In this video, Sessions explains the explicit rule that he must recuse himself from investigation of campaign in which he took part. Whoa, djt must be burning in his alive-grave--just look how stressed he looks today. 5-31-2018
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Kim Jong-un Lavrov-Kim meeting in Pyongyang is the first time the Korean leader met a top Russian official. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/russian-foreign-minister-sergey-lavrov-meets-kim-jong-180531104510394.html
the law of comparative advantage explains why a nation will benefit from trade when... it exports goods for which it is a low-opportunity cost producer, while importing those for which it is a high-opportuniy cost producer. suppose there are only two goods in the world, wheat and shoes. Intro to Macroeconomics Flashcards | Quizlet https://quizlet.com/45756487/intro-to-macroeconomics-flash-cards/ For instance, he gave up his INTEGRITY to get himself elected, probably with Russian help, and he will never regain it. He could end up indicted or in prison, just like Harvey Weinstein. 5-31-2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-slaps-steel-aluminum-tariffs-on-canada-mexico-european-union-1527774283 this is making America great again or small again??? Think about it. kmk 5-31-2018
https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/u-s-hits-e-u-canada-mexico-steel-aluminum-tariffs-n878881 What kind of a graduate of Wharton School of Economics is he if he doesn't know or doesn't care no one can win a trade war, and is he just doing this to deflect from ever widening and deepening Mueller investigation. It's a major tragedy he got elected presdt. and now he is destroying AMERICA bit by bit on a daily basis. VOTE at upcoming mid terms. kmk 5-31-2018
https://www.google.com/search?q=Princess+of+wales+bouquet+images&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjugf-r3K_bAhXIk1kKHSQeC2kQsAQIKA&biw=672&bih=319#imgrc=z3g4B4JqH3FrZM: Poor woman, she gave her life for all that royal stuff. Many women before her and many after. "When will they ever learn?" She tried desperately to escape an unhappy marriage, but in the end she lost the battle. And so the war of women against men and power and the system continues. BTW Harvey Weinstein was indicted in court, taken away in handcuffs a few days ago. kmk 5-31-2018
https://www.google.com/search?q=royal+wedding+bouquets&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1nYej1a_bAhURrFMKHQfcDh0QsAQIKA&biw=672&bih=319#imgrc=mFl7aUSpB_ehbM: By tradition, bouquet of royal bride laid on tomb of unknown soldier.
http://cassefeed.com/prince-harry-and-meghan-markles-royal-wedding-flowers-turned-into-bouquets-for-hospice-patients/ A hospice is where you go to die, and I hope to too. kmk 5-31-2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Do me a favor, if you buy or have bought one of my books, go online at Amazon and please write a book review.
You can find my work as K.M.Kaung for fiction or Kyi May Kaung for non-fiction.
https://www.amazon.com/Band-Flesh-53-Red-Roses-ebook/dp/B00TAG8SWC Why did he get her so many red roses, was it a mistake to get the fur coat too? Find out.
over 400 blog hits today, and over 200-300 hits for my dissertation post alone. Therefore, forgive me, but I will have to run some ads. for my other writing too. You can buy my dissertation on Proquest, however it is a dissertation and although I tried to avoid jargon, as a dissertation, it needs to cover "everything." It's good for a personal or public library. kmk 5-30-2018
http://botanyboy.org/the-only-easy-to-grow-terrestrial-orchid-bletilla-striata/ Previously I had seen them only in catalogs. "Stand" was about 5 x 6' in an oval shape and it was just lovely. Obviously very happy under a big tree. KMK 5-30-2018
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_maps&hsimp=yhs-pty_maps&hspart=pty&p=how+to+make+an+indoor+bonsai+from+ficus+bejaminia#action=view&id=28&vid=f4adeae752d6d904e257315fa2ece438 I wish I had my little ficus cutting 3 inches tall, but I don't. So I might have to start again from a new plant. Thinking about it. kmk 5-30-2018
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_maps&hsimp=yhs-pty_maps&hspart=pty&p=English+scones+and+clotted+cream+youtube#id=1&vid=b03bef68097e7fcfaa170da2941bca90&action=click Photos, Kyi May Kaung. The Youtube will take you straight to the clotted cream recipes. It's very like scones my son made from a magazine. The clotted cream as well as the scones I had yesterday at Green Spring in Alexandria, VA. were much better :) than ones I had in UK with my childhood friend, who showed me how to put the cream on my scone. (Sorry Y.) I was about to put the cream in my tea. In fact, yesterday's high tea was best I ever had in my life. Reminds me of when I took a Burmese refugee to the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, where we had tea in the Somerset Maugham room, all white wicker and white tablecloths and green palms in pots. But Ingjin refused to believe me when I said you use either the lemon slice or the milk, and insisted on putting both in the same cup. Guess what happened? Need new cup and saucer. The prices were so very high, and I was so used to enormous servings in America, I asked "I am concerned if the servings will be too big and I won't be able to finish." The Thai waitress looked at me askance. It turned out $17 for 3 real tiny, and I mean Tiny, finger sandwiches. * The scones must have been different in England because we had it in a tea shop, while yesterday it was a full sit down tea with real nice ladies serving us, so special. The teapots had special cloth cosies around them. I haven't seen or used a tea cosy since my father died. We used to live in a long narrow house like a ship, and the servant had to bring the teapot up from the kitchen on the lower floor of the other side of the house, to the landing where we used to have our breakfasts. At the tea yesterday, all the teacups and saucers were different. Two of my tea companions and I could not resist turning the saucers over to read the labels, but now I have forgotten what I read. :) I know it was not Spode, though I have seen Spode at a family friend's house. Oo la la, how to have a sit down tea when there is hardly place to sit. But I do remember my late friend and I going to spend "our last 20 $" on a tea at Hotel Atop the Bellevue, in downtown Philadelphia, because I read about it in the Inquirer, and how we were both so bombed out due to losing our US scholarships, due to Bur Gov (junta) not renewing our "special" passports in 1988, so I don't remember the food we had, except the waiter wrapped leftovers in foil which he shaped into a swan. My friend was also from Burma and she introduced me to Earl Grey Tea. On another occasion, she showed me how to make croissants from prepared fast food dough, but I remember she made it s l o w l y, circling around her small kitchen, and I remember thinking then, "maybe she has OCD, maybe she won't finish her dissertation" and now 30? years later I realize she never did, and guess what, she blamed me, literally almost with her dying breath--(relayed through Sis Polyanna)--so but in the end, it's all "bunk". Only the scones remain from yesterday, as light as air. k Kyi May Kaung Words Sounds and Images
After 10+ years, this blog is still alive and more than well. The geographic blog hits distribution has changed. France dropped off from the number one spot a few months ago. This blog now enjoys over 200 to 300 blog hits per day, the highest from the USA. About 700 per week, 100 a day. The rest are European countries, especially the former Eastern European countries. Only 2-3 visitors visit from Burma per day, and it even falls off the top ten regularly. That also makes sense as I don't blog about Burma now (since 2011)except when there's a crisis, though one can argue, Burma is always in crisis. When a bot hits now and then, I can definitely tell it's a bot, as it only happens once in a blue moon and suddenly the numbers shoot sky high from a new location, say Brazil, at a faster rate than anyone can read. So the normal numbers are definitely not bots (though little sis polyanna always used to try and argue with me it could be one person visiting the same blog X times a day.) Hey, not even a bot does that! BTW, polyanna only does FB with relatives, has never blogged or written anything political or analytical to my knowledge.) Anyway, I won't get personal, and try to avoid that on this blog, unless it's the personal stuff of a public figure that has been confirmed by other published sources already. I just wanted to thank you, if you regularly read my blog. I deleted my Facebook account in 2016 and am thinking of closing down my blog (skeletal shadow blog) in Burmese, but I might keep it just as Insurance, in case my regular blog gets hit by some threat. KMK 5-30-2018
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show Daily, DJT becomes more like a Burmese dictator/general. Dictators, of course, play Executive Orders to the hilt, that's the definition of the word "dictator" and Ne Win's junta (still existing today) runs things with an army chain of command, top down. Till the early 1980s I lived in Burma, and since then it is my life's work studying Burma. NW, just like DJT today, used to deride scholars, artists, poets, intellectuals on a daily basis. Only difference was he did not have Twitter. However, he "tweeted" via his intelligence network,he called a dictionary "half-baked", he spread dis-info about UN Secretary General U Thant, he had alleged ties to Mossad and a German arms manufacturer. He had property in Wimbledon, UK. My sources were very reliable and some had seen his behavior up close and in person. Such as when he beat up a physics instructor, who got drunk at an official reception and called his wife Kitty a whore; when he beat up 2 people at the golf club (my source was the late Louis Wallinsky, economic advisor to the democratic government of U Nu.) The time he ripped open his pants!!! because Kitty would not stitch them, and walked around with his organ literally hanging out. (This was related to my mother, when she had an hysterectomy, by another patient in the gynae ward, who was the wife of NW's aid de camp.) Just a few weeks and a few years ago, 2 women told me of NW's disgusting language, and how the 2nd woman's uncle's wife, had attempted suicide, damaging the child in her belly, because Kitty Ne Win had an affair with her husband. You can easily see on the Internet, in NW's wiki article, images of a military assistant kneeling on the floor near Ne Win. I am collecting all this for a book on Ne Win. So if you have any dirt, send it along to https://kyimaykaung.blogspot.com as a "comment". Thanks, KMK 5-30-2018
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/29/media/abc-disney-roseanne-barr/index.html I never watch TV and never watched her show-- but if you fire racists, how about starting with djt and the dook of edinburgh? There are many rumors that the dook had DIANA killed. "On certain planets, anything is possible," as Carl Sandburg wrote. 5-30-2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/bs-md-ho-ellicott-city-flood-monday-20180528-story.html Over development and hard surfaces. 5-28-2018
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/04/meghan-markle-is-going-royal-can-her-friends-come-too For the record, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor stayed together for life, in a rather co-dependent relationship. In old age she was described as a somewhat demented old woman calling out for her husband after his death in an empty house. And just think of what Diana, Princess of Wales went through,or even Fergie, or even the Queen, or most tragic of all Princess Margaret. I don't really like monarchy, but as the Windsors are shape-shifters too, originally German, well--at least they are constitutional. But from his public "slitty-eyed" and other remarks, Duke of E is a real racist, and I feel for Meghan. But he won't live forever. k 5-28-2018
Heartlight--I remember this song well from hearing it in my friends' car when she drove me back to Penn every Monday after weekends at their place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBDj4Rlyr28 They used to say it's a reference to a real"heartlight" in hospital, but that's not so. At that time, I hadn't hit the life crisis that got me writing poetry, and music was just "sound track" while the few friends I had talked about whatever in their cars. I wasn't that intimately involved in the arts, and was just biding time taking courses while waiting to finish courses and go home. I really wasn't thinking very much except in class, later pol. sci.classes, and I didn't yet have a cause and a life and death need to write. kmk 5-28-2018
http://www.neildiamond.com/news/neil-diamond-announces-retirement-concert-touring-australian-new-zealand-tour-dates-cancelled/ Live long, BE! Your music has caused so many of us to look inside us, and has inspired us. kmk 5-28-2018
https://foxcities.broadway.com/videos/158104/music-video-les-miserables-nick-cartell-sings-bring-him-home/ The diction, the singing, the sound and visuals on this video are all PERFECT. Highly recommended. 5-28-2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34 This is the loveliest photo collage. The last but one image is a sketch by Picasso, when World War II ended. 5-28-2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU2-WPRJbtE Vah Chef Master Class--special 4 way biryiani. He does call it dhanbauk, and it is called dhanbauk in Burma. At first I thought it was a combo of dum (process) and hpauk, a Burmese word (something like let rise--bread, or ferment) but it is a real Indian word. Nice to know. Enjoy on Memorial Day while remembering all who have died (in Wars) and remember, as Bishop Michael Curry said, "It is love, and fire." KMK 5-27-2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/27/us/politics/us-north-korea-trump-summit-meeting.html be thankful if clown does not give away more state secrets there, something he is known for e.g. meeting with Lavarov and Kislyak day after Comey fired. Each day is "all time low" for this --"presidency" Shall we call it the failing flailing presidency, wh he can't even spell right. 5-27-2018
I was married to Ted Turner and Ted didn’t really help me with confidence and things like that. Jane Fonda. I know a millionaire mother-daughter team, the mother is jealous of the even richer daughter. Both have problems and issues. The mother says her daughter has low self esteem. The mother blames her own mother for everything, including her disastrous elopement marriage to a much older man. A millionaire, a Belgian count, who gave her HPV virus. (Personal details changed here.) Now the daughter is going through a re-run of a composite of her mother and father's (womanizing) lives. If people can't face up to their own responsibility in what happened, then they can face up to nothing. Of the 3 generations the grandmother/s (because this is really a composite of 2-3 real families) are the best. That they could talk to me (while things were happening, as long as 35 years ago), this shows that they "face up". One woman whose house I stayed in for 3 weeks told me my friend/classmate had suffered from abuse (beatings) from an (sexually) impotent husband who turned mean. Another told me how prevalent sex abuse was in India and "casual groping." She told me how athletic she was in her youth, and how she ran after a man on a bike who grabbed her breast as she was walking on a bridge with her own friend, and held him back and confronted him. If you're a woman, don't hide and be ashamed for something not your fault. Join Me Too. See that one day Harvey Weinsteins of this world are taken away in handcuffs. kmk 5-27-2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b42_1275511628 I've seen one in Philadelphia, been to the Phila. Tibetan Center and met Lopsang Samten, once. Most people are friendly but one white man at the Museum glared at me when I accidentally knocked the table. Those people who think they know more about your culture than you do, and there are the yellow and brown skinned too. People who impute thoughts into your head when they don't know you, and that includes blood relatives. 5-26-2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YjizcV1Xec How to make a Hawaiian quilt. All quilters, me excluded--I am an artist, not a quilter, are extra precise, I am not. I've already cut several motifs and appliqued onto tops. Note, the motifs are usually VERY BIG, so you can handle the material better. Mine were about 8 " square as I put on sleeves and the back of the jacket. Another way is to use part of a motif, on the shoulder, for instance. I'm damned if I am going to make a big quilt that will be hard to display and sell. Also it would be too expensive for my senior/junior customers. Always bear in mind you are competing with clothing imports, while there are more women in the population, most of them aging (USA) and on fixed income. So I try to keep my prices under $100. Anyway, give it a try, Life gets terribly boring. KMK 5-26-2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8R1yziByt0 Including never using anything for food or cooking once you have used it in crafts. This applies for pots, pans, forks, spoons, knives, plates, containers etc you might use for painting, mixing paints etc. Good luck and take care. Don't start a fire, don't poison yourself or your family. 5-26-2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as “an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject.” The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively. In this page-turning, eye-opening book, journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman—praised by David Remnick as “arguably [Israel’s] best investigative reporter”—offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions. Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country’s military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world’s most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a “Mossad within the Mossad” that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism). Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities. Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel’s targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world. “A remarkable feat of fearless and responsible reporting . . . important, timely, and informative.”—John le Carré
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show Out of a real life thriller. 5-26-2018
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show Used by Weinstein. Probably trmp connected. 5-26-2018
Who is smiling more? What does that mean? Note how trmp acted in conciliatory manner, when he met Putey in Europe and talked to him at dinner table with no one else present. One commentator Snowden? has juts said there is no one trmp loves more than Putin. -- Note also, Moon was just at trmp WH, then trmp pulls rug from under him then Moon crosses into N Korea (DMZ) and greets meets Kim JU. Well well well. Stole djt's thunder or what. Expect more tweets from tweeting evil unfunny "clown." Mueller, get to work faster. 5-26-2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/politics/north-and-south-korean-leaders-meet-again/index.html on Nn side, so guess what, Mr T scrambles to be included too. Like fat kid left out of party. Now saying "12th June may happen" or not :) wh is not saying much. Like "tomorrow it may rain, or it may not." Great weather forecast. "Let's wait and see" as djt always says. k 5-26-2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/26/politics/trump-korea-summit-angry-allies/index.html a bully in all he does--some so called presdt. abbreviated presdt. a dishonor to the post. Clapper book says he's there only bc of successful Russ interference in 2016 election, agree. That's why he's been so damn sensitive abt crowd size since day one. Elementary, my dear Watson. k 5-26-2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
DT sudden about face on NK endangers 2 dozen journalists already there "to witness destruction of nuclear weapons"
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show KJU could be blowing up his uncle with a rocket, for all we know. Sounds like just an ordinary explosion to me. 5-25-2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasion_of_Europe Read Con Iggulden's Mongol novels. 5-25-2018
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show Watch it when your mind is clear and you have time. Amazing level of corruption among Repubs. 5-25-2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-effort-stabilize-afghanistan-5-billion-failure-says-watchdog-n876846 and what about the cost in lives. I remember my prof. in New York saying in 2001-2 as Tora Bora bombarded-- "If I were the taliban, I would just lay low and come back." Who do we blame? Bush? 5-24-2018
https://abcnews.go.com/US/year-girl-dies-left-truck-day-nashville-home/story?id=55405182 Parents take note, retweet and forward. IMPORTANT.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/24/trump-says-singapore-summit-with-north-korea-leader-kim-is-cancelled-.html Like all things trmp, it was just bombast and distraction from Mueller probe which daily chugs closer. 5-24-2018
https://www.amazon.com/Facts-Fears-Hard-Truths-Intelligence/dp/0525558640#reader_B076GPMDTS Not on sale, but you do have to buy some books when they come out. 5-24-2018
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hawaii-volcano-eruption-community-overwhelmed-by-river-of-molten-misery-2018-05-23/ This man ignored evacuation warning. He is lucky to be alive and that he could be evacuated. Lava flow is also approaching geothermal plant. see video. 5-24-2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/asia/us-employee-china-sound-injury-intl/index.html Don't go to Cuba or China. 5-23-2018
Frogmore House, sometime resident of Grand Duchess Xenia after her escape from 1917 Russian Revolution.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogmore_House On Saturday, site of Meghan and Harry's evening wedding reception, usually kept empty and just for entertaining. Amazing (waste) 5-23-2018
https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/the-impact-of-the-french-revolution-in-britain I think Dickens' Tale of Two Cities is still the best "analysis". kmk 5-23-2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_of_Teck German too. Great great grandmother of Prince Harry. These royals are incredible in their staying power, when you think what happened in France and Russia. Nicholas II and George VI ? were first cousins.
http://people.com/royals/royal-wedding-meghan-markle-tiara/ It's because the British aristocracy practices entail, where eldest son gets everything--and Indian kings kept all in treasury, and had Golconda mines, from which through conquest of Nadir Shah,jewels like pink table diamond got to Persia/Iran. I still have not changed my mind about jewels to which the stink of lots of blood is attached, the miners', the kings' the women's. Enough. 5-23-2018
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hiker-deadly-fall-yosemite-half-dome-trail-today-2018-05-22/ With my childhood friend, now recently widowed. photo DTS. 2016
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trump-justice-20180523-story.html For someone who insists that there was "no collusion!" and that he has nothing to hide, Trump has sought to undermine this investigation from the start, baselessly attacking those who are conducting it, diverting attention to sideshows and injecting politics into what should be a fact-finding process. In doing so he has walked close to the line of obstructing justice. Follow the Opinion section on Twitter @latimesopinion and Facebook
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/politics/donald-trump-north-korea-summit-stakes/index.html As usual he says "let's wait and see." 5-23-2018
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/photos/2011/11/elizabeth-taylor-jewels-slideshow-201111#8 I've seen the Mary Queen of Scots pearl at the Smithsonian, but on the whole I don't like gems and the blood that sticks to them. 5-23-2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Roth I don't particularly like his me centered, man-centered writing, but I did read Claire Bloom's Leaving the Doll's House for my women's bio reading group- I think she was an equally flawed character, who once had an affair with Richard Burton (on a train, says her book!) and she is/was as lacking in self esteem as her rival Liz Taylor, whom she criticized too. These women can only live through their reflection they see in men's eyes, despite their success commercially, they were pretty sad specimens. k 5-23-2018
James Clapper book, sure there was Russian collusion, drives nail in DJT's coffin, + Democrats win in GA and KY
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show watch for orange clown tweetstorm about 4 AM. 5-23-2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
FYI, I checked the price, and prices are $120-$150 for cascade bouquets, though I did not see orchids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XO7850CzTQ
or, was he playing for time and did the right thing to just stay in the job and protect the Mueller investigation. http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/lawrence-doj-adapts-against-trump-attacks-1238923331675 I think if I were Mueller and Rosenstein and FBI, I would LONG AGO have canted all relevant info to a very safe place, and made arrangements that if I am fired or killed, well, the TRUTH will all come out. I would have made secret arrangements with what trmp calls "the failing" NYTS, which by the way is enjoying record subscriptions and stock price rises. I would make friends with EVERYONE Mr Trmp has attacked, from Mika to James Comey to--who did he attack last week? with everyone who has been chipping away at the great liar- the brilliant lawyer Avenatti, the brave porn star -- the super rich Jeff Bezos. I believe DJT may be flailing about in his death throes. The tweets are getting increasingly unhinged. He seems to have only Huck and "crocodile teeth" left on his side, and you know how much credibility those 2 women have. Mattis shld just stage a coup like Burma. This is just satire, as DJT always says, "He's doing a fantastic job, I like him a lot, let's see what happens." Let's see what Kim will do. Putin and Kim and Xi must be enjoying this so much. And how can China promise to buy more US goods?? No one can "promise" to buy more of anything they don't want in the first place. Go figure. k 5-22-2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
https://www.gq.com/story/prince-harry-royal-wedding-suit-uniform-savile-row I sew but I don't make men's or women's suits nor pants, so I know what it's like. Just love the detailing on the front of the suit, and hope to imitate it for a simplified women's jacket. 5-21-2018
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