Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Let's just import/adopt Harry and Meghan and enter them in the US elections.

he lies again--14th Amendment on Citizenship cannot be over written by exec order.

trmp and his tree of hate.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 trump and tree of hate he seeded with his hate speeches. The haters in Burma and pseudo monks should also take note. One commentator on CNN said, after pipe bombs -- trump's"presidential behavior" never lasts longer than 48 hours,"never longer than yogurt." And true enough at 3 AM he was tweeting hatred again. Then he has sent troops to "guard border" and is talking about taking away citizenship birthrights of immigrants who are not citizens, or not yet citizens. Green card holders have a long waiting period. Local officials and some leading politicians did not go with trmp family to Pittsburgh. It is said, GOP/Republicans are losing hope for midterm elections and they should. With a so-called prez. like that! 10-31-2018

trmp & tree of hate he seeded with his hate speech.

Grieving mourners near Tree of Life synagogue where shooting took place, now have to protest trmp's unwelcome visit. YOUR WORDS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. 10-31-2018

Flu season is here.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Outrageous Fortune: Growing up in Leeds Castle. I like this author's forthright, earnest, engaging and humorous voice. Have only read the sample, but like it. kmk 10-29-2018

Turkey has yet to turn over all evidence concerning slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Synagogue shooter in court and will need to appear again Thursday.

Michael Moore releases footage of Cesar Soyoc, accused pipe bomber, at trmp rally--

15th pipe bomb--3rd bomb to CNN, found-- Cesar Soyoc at Sn District of NY court today. 10-29-2018

Screenplay of movie--The Age of Innocence, based on book by Edith Wharton-- Educational use only. 10-29-2018

Today's headlines--hate & more shootings, Merkel leaving, trmp reverts to his usual "form"

Avenatti--Democrats need a slingshot to fight trmp.

Classic novels set in Newport, Rhode Island.

600+ blog hits yesterday, mostly from USA.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

trump needs to call the shooting victims' families, as well as the pipe bomb targets--he has not done so yet.

trmp concerned with wet hair, is instead holding rallies. 10-28-2018

Pittsburgh shooting victims--most of 11 were elderly.

CNN Pittsburgh shooting victims--

white domestic terrorists--pipe bomber and Pittsburgh shooter

Mug shots--cesar soyoc, pipe bomber

Pittsburgh shooting victims, doctors, professors, wives, brothers--upstanding citizens. All due to hate spewed by trmp and blind followers.

trmp lie

trmp makes up "facts" to justify holding rallies the day after Pittsburgh murders/shootings. He lies about how many days NY Stock Exchange remained closed. In fact, it was closed from 9/11 to 9/17. How could it "remain open" when planes hit Wall Street area itself. The level of "education" as denoted in spelling errors, etc on the hate sites/twitter feeds of the pipe bomber and the Pittsburgh shooter,show the low level of the trmp followers, blind rats. They are not "from the Middle East" they are home grown white supremacist domestic terrorists. If you threaten people and cause terror, you are a terrorist. 10-28-2018

American universities with alliances with dubious actors, including Saudi Arabia--Democracy Now.

Nic Robertson reporting from Istanbul on Khashoggi disappearance and murder-- CCTV footage, timeline, maps.

Van Jones CNN interviews kush, who evades as trmp son in law he is--first time we've heard him speak on anything-- not impressive--"I was given Middle Eats Peace Process" oh yeah?? basically white jewish marble face who married rich. just a surrogate for trmp, that's all. Better to interview a Turkish police officer at this point, 10-28-2018

Fareed Zakaria interviews Washington Post's Fred Hiatt, who edited Khashoggi's articles.

cesar soyoc van stickers -- from Internet--how did he pass motor vehicles inspection??

trmp protective of hair.

wife and son can get windblown. *

trmp bad hair google search results.

Satire: How to weaponize and politicize Twitter and other social media--by Mrs. Clinton's 2016 campaign tweeter-- I would say learn some strategies like "branding"= name calling from trmp and trmpies, wild accusations, lies. Keeping message simple and dumb, then you will get a lot of dumb criminal followers as he has now. Instigate ppl to hate. Strut abt on stage and stroke your hair. Be the great white shark who eats gropes women alive. Imprison babies. 10-28-2018

Haka for Megan and Harry--

Mayflower II in 2011

Mohegan Sun Casinos

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Megan Sussex's perfect taste in clothes--and everything. :)

Andrew McCabe's book publication stalled.

After arrest of pipe bomber, trmp as usual --goes back to same hate mongering pattern--

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée turns down White House invite. Images from Internet. 10-27-2018 She called it a ploy to “gain public sympathy” after the Saudi Arabian journalist’s murder. By Emily Stewart Oct 27, 2018, 6:45pm EDT Share

Pipe bomber "found a father in trump"--Sayoc family attorney.

Pittsburgh shooter another middle aged white male.

11 killed, 6 wounded, incld 4 police officers--Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. trmp decries "hate" then immediately attacks dems. 10-27-2018

trmp economy lousy week.

trmp- exreme "nationalists" --TRMS--

Bomb suspect threatened people on Twitter, victims reported--Twitter took no action--

13 bombs were sent--also to James Clapper c/o CNN

CNN finds footage of bomb suspect Cesar Soyoc.

FBI catches pipe bomb suspect and here's how they did it in 4 days--

Sorry for not posting. I was on vacation.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Corker on Khashoggi case--"I think he did it"-- But given even more power just to show--this person may be there another 30 40 50 years. What to do about it. A more nuanced approach. 10-21-2018

Van Gogh.

Christies--van Gogh painting--auction Nov 11-- 10-21-2018

Yet another Saudi version of Khashoggi death and disppearance--more embroidered this time.

trmp kush and MbS--Khashoggi death/murder

Quote from NBC--Mohammad bin Kushner.

Every American president since FDR has courted the Saudis, but none of them have done it as avidly and crudely as Donald Trump,” said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who served in the spy agency for 30 years. In his first trip abroad as president last year, Trump made the unusual choice to travel to Riyadh, where he took part in a traditional all-male dance with the Saudi royals, swaying back and forth with a ceremonial sword in hand. "That was a tremendous day. Tremendous investments into the United States, and our military community is very happy," Trump tweeted after his first day of meetings. The Saudis projected his words on large digital displays. Trump referred to the trip again on Friday in his reaction to the Saudi admission of involvement in Khashoggi’s death. Image: White House senior advisor Jared Kushner attends events with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20, 2017.Jonathan Ernst / Reuters file But the vast arms sales and investments promised haven't yet materialized. The Saudis are still haggling with the U.S. about the cost of buying the THAAD ballistic missile defense system. Instead of the $110 billion in arms sales initially touted by Trump, now the administration says only about $14 billion worth of weapons have been implemented with signed letters — and many of those originated under the previous administration. The State Department was largely shut out of the planning for the president’s trip to Riyadh, and instead the task was entrusted to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the president. The young real estate businessman with no diplomatic experience reportedly came away impressed by the crown prince, as they were two thirty-somethings anointed by powerful families with shared agendas Inside Saudi Arabia, the crown prince is sometimes derisively referred to as “Mohammed bin Kushner,” said Riedel, who wrote a book on the U.S.-Saudi relationship.

Democracy Now--Amy Goodman speaks with Saudi-born professor at London School of Economics about Khashoggi and Yemen. She authored the NYTs op ed--MbS must be replaced. 10-21-2018

trmp figures on saudi arabia are just plain wrong--lying again and again.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Modern classic--Roshamon and Other Stories. If you can afford the collectible editions, buy it! You can see from the free sample what a great writer he was. 10-20-2018

Ten best Asian novels.

Featured in Asian Pacific American Verse Beings.

Lovely--Mounif memoir

Mounif--writer, petroleum economist

Top ten novels set in the Arab world

Take a staycation--

Thai shrimp factory using Burmese migrant labor.

From Al Waleed bin Talal wiki (2017 Saudi princes purge)

Main article: 2017 Saudi Arabian purge On 4 November 2017, Al-Waleed was arrested in Saudi Arabia in a "corruption crackdown" conducted by a new royal anti-corruption committee.[48] This was done on authority of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, his cousin (both are grandsons of Ibn Saud, first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia). Just days before his arrest, Al-Waleed reportedly contacted US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (who has publicly criticized the Saudi government in the past) and invited him to return to the Kingdom in order to contribute to Mohammad bin Salman's vision.[49] The authorities in Saudi Arabia were demanding $6 billion from Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, In total, 320 princes, ministers and businessmen were detained.[50] Al-Waleed was released from detention in late January 2018, nearly three months after his arrest,[19] after he and most of the other Saudi notables arrested the previous year had made a financial settlement of some kind with the Saudi government.[18] Prince Mutaib Bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah (1924–2015), was released after paying a reported $1 billion.[51] According to a Wall Street Journal report, the price for his release was $6 billion.[52] The Saudi Arabia government did not disclosed charges or produced evidence and the negotiations were held in secret.[53]

quote fr Saudi wiki--an eye for an eye surgically removed.

Capital and physical punishments imposed by Saudi courts, such as beheading, stoning (to death), amputation, crucifixion and lashing, as well as the sheer number of executions have been strongly criticized.[186] The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences including murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy, adultery, witchcraft and sorcery and can be carried out by beheading with a sword, stoning or firing squad, followed by crucifixion.[187][188][189] The 345 reported executions between 2007 and 2010 were all carried out by public beheading. The last reported execution for sorcery took place in September 2014.[190] Although repeated theft can be punishable by amputation of the right hand, only one instance of judicial amputation was reported between 2007 and 2010. Homosexual acts are punishable by flogging or death.[187][189][191] Atheism or "calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based" is considered a terrorist crime.[192] Lashings are a common form of punishment[193] and are often imposed for offences against religion and public morality such as drinking alcohol and neglect of prayer and fasting obligations.[187] Retaliatory punishments, or Qisas, are practised: for instance, an eye can be surgically removed at the insistence of a victim who lost his own eye.[182] Families of someone unlawfully killed can choose between demanding the death penalty or granting clemency in return for a payment of diyya (blood money), by the perpetrator.[194] Even after allowing women to drive and work, public places in Saudi Arabia are still gender-segregated and the kingdom has very strict laws on how unrelated men and women can dine together. In September 2018, a man was arrested by the Saudi authorities for appearing in a video with his female colleague while having breakfast at a hotel, where they both work.[195] Human rights

Long time ties + bare shoulders--Ivana Trump and Nancy Reagan with Saudi King Fahd 1985

Robert Lacey --Inside the (Saudi) Kingdom.

Friday, October 19, 2018

RMS 10-19-2018

Article about me and my art--by Ying Ju Lai

I'm sorry if you find the cartoons ugly and repugnant, but I did not draw or paint them and the truth is often ugly.

cartoons contd--

an image is worth a 000 words--cartoons.

Saudis now say Khashoggi dead "of chokehold after/during altercation." This story does not wash at all. Also reports Kushner gave MbS a hit list. If so --trmps are finally done for. 10-19-2018

Refugee caravan runs through Guatemala fence into Mexico trmp saying he will call out army. Not good. 10-19-2018

Royal hats

Impt. Sabah (independent Turkish journal) on Khashoggi disappearance. As usual, journalists are doing the investigating. 10-19-2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

BBC--who's who in 15 member Khashoggi Saudi hit team. The most ghoulish characters than any novelist could hardly imagine. 10-18-2018

Megan and Harry's 41 m Sydney rental--'s+41+Million+Australian+Rental/articles/VnFGOK9dXGi/Motorcade+Ready How much is this junket costing UK taxpayer? Though we love the couple compared to say--trmps. 10-18-2018

trmp and FBI HQ This article in not clearly written.

Princess Mishaal, Death of a Princess, (movie 1980)

Turks widening probe--Mutreb may be fall guy, Khashoggi's body might have been dismembered while he was still alive.

Robert Mueller may turn in his report after Nov. midterms. Probably already has it under seal. More people will go to jail. Cohen has already talked to Mueller for more than 50 hours. 10-18-2018

From archive--Boris Johnson reciting Kipling poem at Shwedagone, Rangoon, stopped by Brit Ambassador. "Come you back you British soldier," "You're on mic." 10-18-2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

TRMS--10-16-2018--Khashoggi disappearance+ deathbed confessions about how Gary Hart and Monkey Business set up.

Quote of day--from Quora --how long will Saudi oil last.

Granville Phillips Granville Phillips, 12 years in Saudi Arabia Answered Nov 28, 2016 · Upvoted by Steven Merz, PhD Candidate Chemical Engineering · Author has 875 answers and 806.5k answer views This is not transparent as Saudi Arabia keeps these details as basically a State secret. Stated reserves in 2015 were 206bn barrels. So on the basis of 2015 consumption, about 70 years. The trouble is no one really knows. The stated reserves are the same as 10 years ago - so either new reserves have been found (and no major discovery was announced) or oil sources have become more economically viable with new technology. The reality is that after 50 years if there has been no economic diversification by Saudi, they are in trouble. I they manage to diversify economically then this will be less of a leading question. 3.9k Views · View Upvoters · Answer requested by David K. Lee Related Questions More Answers Below What will Saudi Arabia produce after it runs out of oil? How was life in Saudi Arabia before oil was found? What if Saudi Arabia runs out of oil? Can Saudi Arabia survive as a nation in long run after they finish their oil reserve? Who produces oil in Saudi Arabia? Ask New Question Aidan Keener Aidan Keener, studies at Hillsdale High School (2020) Answered Jul 17, 2018 As the Green Revolution continues to spread around the world over the next decades, producing oil will become less and less profitable. Around 2050, oil production will no longer be profitable for most nations, and by 2100 the reserves will be depleted in the Middle East. But Saudi Arabia has a plan for this. There seems to be some sort of pervading myth that the oil-based economies of today don’t realize oil can’t last forever. Therefore, once the oil market collapses all these nations will die along with it. Obviously, this is untrue. Every one of these nations, from Angola to Saudi Arabia, is already making strides to diversify. The Vision 2030 program, led by the so-called “liberal” Prince Mohammad bin Salman (which really just means he’s a few steps to the left of the Ayatollahs), will boost sectors such as tourism and consumer goods. Hopefully, this will lead to Saudi Arabia moving their societal norms from the 15th century to the 19th. In conclusion, the end of oil in Saudi Arabia, and in all oil-based economies, will just be a minor hiccup as their economies diversify, mostly in the name of preserving power but with a side effect of liberalization. 792 Views · View Upvoters promoted by Casey Research Man who predicted 2008 meltdown surprises with a new prediction. NY Times best-selling author made millions betting against the mainstream in the 1970s. Now he’s back. Learn More at Paul Freund Paul Freund, former Worker in Energy Industries Including an Oil Major Answered Oct 1, 2016 Let me put something forward to get the discussion going. The Saudi’s resources will last forever because the world’s need for oil will have diminished to a very low level before their resources are depleted. That’s because they have more resources, especially the attractive light oils, than almost anywhere else! 1.2k Views · View Upvoters Your feedback is private. Is this answer still relevant and up to date? Abdul Abdul, A Saudi with various interests. Hold an MBA and a B.A. in International Studies. Answered Oct 15, 2016 · Author has 80 answers and 54k answer views Oil never ends. It accumulates over hundreds of years and it is an ongoing process. Oil extraction cost might get higher. Anyway, if oil does vanish Saudi Arabia will still be able to produce oil for 90 additional years because the huge reserve it has. 1k Views · View Upvoters Mark Latham Mark Latham, Managing Partner at Commodity Intelligence. (2008-present) Answered Aug 20, 2018 The official answer, according to ARAMCO is 69 years. 169 Views Related Questions Will Saudi's go into exodus when the oil runs out? Why is there so much oil in Saudi Arabia? What's going to happen when all the oil runs out? Saudi Arabia: Are all Saudis rich? What are US-Saudi Arabia relations going to be like when Saudi Arabia runs out of oil or it is too expensive to use oil? Is Saudi Arabia running out of friends? When will Saudi Arabia run out of money based on current oil prices? Where did the oil in Saudi Arabia come from? Why is Saudi Arabia lowering the price of crude oil? Why did Saudi Arabia fire its former oil minister? What if India had as much oil as Saudi Arabia? Will oil run out? Is Saudi Arabia a safe country? What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia? What if Saudi Arabia never had any oil? Ask New Question Still have a question? Ask your own!

Soviet ghost town vanishing in a forest.

TRMS--New York Times article on Khashoggi disappearance, intv with NYTs correspondent Kirkpatrick in Istanbul. Pompeo smiling and yakking it up with MbS, saudi Crown Prince. Doesn't look like he's "looking for answers" at all. More like , yeah yeah, it must have been rogue killers as you say. trmp involved in cover-up, even uses same term "rogue killers." Hit man identified from Turkish records and independent NYTs investigation. Mubharak or Saudi CIA is directly under MbS. Moreover, no "US investigation" on ground, as trmp alleges, but that's not surprising, most of what d j t says are lies. 10-17-2018

New material revealed--Khashoggi killed within 10 minutes of entering Saudi consulate.

Carroll Spinney Big Bird

Carol Spinny singing "It's not so easy being green," as Big Bird at Jim Henson's memorial--

Grandpa Kitchen--cauliflower curry.

Youtube had a problem but it's back up again. Watch Al Jazeera.

TRMS + Anderson Cooper 360 on Khashoggi "narratives" 10-16-2018 In other words, the story keeps changing. Is a "botched interrogation" any better. Al Jazeera has names and photos of 15 member assassination team. It could not have happened without MbS knowing, in a country as authoritarian as that? Stay tuned. I feel so badly for Khashoggi's family and his fiancee. trmp has to do something more than send Pompeo to meet Saudi king for 15 mins. 10-17-2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Kusa Pabha complete movie--

Rick Riordan books for young readers.

Favorable review of my paintings by Louis Jacobson City Paper. TO APRIL 28 Henry Callahan Kyi May Kaung Unlike even the most experimental artists who preceded them, the abstract expressionists of the mid-20th century prided themselves on ignoring cues from the tangible world. For them, art was predominantly a way to express their deepest emotions. On first inspection, Henry Callahan's acrylics on canvas—now showing at the Foundry Gallery along with works by Kyi May Kaung—call to mind the works of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. But where those ab-ex giants would channel their emotions, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Callahan unabashedly channels nature when making his abstractions: Before the Storm (pictured) calls to mind a sea-and-sky horizon, complete with piscine forms roiling in the ocean. Similarly, Titanium Crescent features cresting waves and vertical strips that approximate undersea vegetation; the dark-hued upper half of Concrete Jungle suggests a deep forest. Kaung's palette is much lighter, though not always cheerier. Her works are a mix of watercolors and monotypes, influenced almost equally by Asian calligraphy and Western action painting: Several of her calligraphic pieces suggest a cacophony of street signs in an urban business district, whereas a number of her inkblot-filled works spin propulsively beyond the matte in the spirit of Jackson Pollock or Franz Kline. But her simplest works are her most pleasing; Courage and Haiku (for DG), feature balletic brushstrokes that cohere in near-perfect harmony. Both artists' works are on view from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, to Sunday, April 28, at Foundry Gallery, 9 Hillyer Court NW. Free. (202) 387-0203. (Louis Jacobson)

Stephen Baxter books in chronological order.

God Bless--

Family reunion after Hurricane Michael--

Khashoggi case "dog ate him."

Stephen Hawking's last predictions--

Grandpa Kitchen --French fries for 50-100 people. No one compares with this man for Cetana (generosity, charity). Without even electricity or running water he cooks for his children. What I like about him and his sons are they are so clean and careful about what they cook, I like their pots and they don't stint on anything. One commentator wrote something like "Why are you feeding (the orphans) such good food, rice and beans would be adequate, save the money for more important things," Which is like saying, "Don't waste cake on them." But look how happy and healthy the children are. Give Grandpa a Nobel Prize. kmk 10-15-2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Khashoggi coverage--

Headlines More Headlines Members of the Turkish Human Rights Association demonstrating in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. For Khashoggi, a Tangled Mix of Royal Service and Islamist Sympathies Jamal Khashoggi had both an affinity for Islamist political movements and close ties to the Saudi royal family — until they were cut by a new crown prince. The New York Times one hour ago Saudi Arabia promises to retaliate over any sanctions video_youtube CNN today Report: Saudi journalist recorded his own murder with Apple Watch video_youtube CBS News yesterday Trump’s Middle East ambitions have been exposed as misguided fantasies When Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected president, two nations in the Middle East that had been particularly aggrieved by the policies of the Obama ... The Washington Post 2 hours ago Opinion Opinion | My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot His ideas will reverberate from Turkey to Saudi Arabia and beyond. Oppression never lasts forever. Tyrants eventually pay for their sins. The New York Times yesterday Opinion

2 Princes--Kushner now to take blame for trmp bet on MbS Saudi "reformer" prince That's what happens when real estatte developer who almost paid no taxes dabbles in foreign affairs. 10-14-2018

Washington Post journalist taped his own murder with Apple watch.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Must watch--Michael Avenatti talks to Emily Jane Fox of Vanity Fair.

Georgia O'Keefe

Graphic design--amazing woman.

trmp and tax fraud --by his biographer, tax expert--David Cay Johnson

No food no FEMA--Hurricane Michael survivors furious.

Inca DNA traced back to 2 lineages.

Chincha people


Chinchilla short coat, $12,000.

How to make coleslaw.

Turkey says has obtained recording of purported torture and killing of Jamal Khashoggi Apple watch. Why did Saudi intel wipe watch, but leave the recording--to send message? 10-13-2018

TRMS--10-13-2018 Friday program--Georgia, Russian hacking--

Rachel Maddow--Saudi and trmp connections, Khashoggi diappearance--Manafort properties siezed.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Murakami-- I think that's reasonable, can't do something twice. In the meetup group wh I dropped out of bc met at night, another writer compared my spec fiction to his. km

Best Indian novels and travel books--

Pope accepts resignation of DC archbishop--

From my backlist--Behme, Growney collaboration. Happy to say Behme gave me End Game, and I gave him my Fat Girl (painting) and took him and JA to dinner. I got to sit on the "Eve Chair" Unfortunately, his wife had to work that day. You can find them on FB to see more of the wonderful pieces. km


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle at age 100 I don't agree with this article. I think too much of current novels are preoccupied with minutiae of suburban or middle class life, esp. "white life" or rich Asian life--too much love and sex and violence. I much prefer the Dickensian big picture which takes on the world. In fact why I am reading this is I want to write about the monks of the Saffron Revolution, who fled to Thailand, then gained asylum in USA (upstate NY) and then had to earn a living in a chicken factory. U Gambira became brain damaged due to beatings in prison. He said before he was arrested, he had spent his entire life as a novice and a monk. Buddhist monks aren't supposed to kill. In Thailand I saw shrimp packing and tuna canning factories at Mahachai (Big Fort). I was taken by a university contact to "the good ones" so I can only imagine what the really bad looked like. Also, I only saw the healthy workers. They lived in open huts or lean-tos built against the shrimp factory wall. When the students started asking Qs, such as "Can't you provide chairs so the workers can sit down?" The manager answered, "Wood chairs will dissolve? /splinter in the water." After that my contact stopped translating. In the shrimp factory there was 10 inches of water on the floor, though the workers had white boots on. At the tuna canning factory the conveyor belt was set at tock tock tock, as you would read this. So--I believe Upton Sinclair. I immediately gave away the canned tuna I received from the factory tour. The industry is not only cruel to animals but also to the workers, as witness the workers (today, now, in 2018) throwing and slamming turkeys about. AS for pigs squealing, my husband and I and a western guest heard a heart-rending squeal, which could only have come from the baby pigs (for suckling pig) we saw in a cage on our way up, being killed with a spear. Somehow I didn't realize when I saw the pink piglets that they would be on the menu soon. --I have not eaten suckling pig since, except maybe one Thanksgiving when my Karen friends (Karen is a Burmese ethnic group) brought in a whole roast pig from Italian Market in Phila. I still eat meat, but less and fortunately I like beans and bean products such as tofu and fake meat and crab meat made of gluten. Another Karen lady was a vet and a USDA meat inspector, so she knows all about sausage meat. kmk 10-11-2018

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

Stocks 2 day loss 1300 points. I think people are fleeing to cash due to fear of trump. 10-11-2018

China meddling in US elections too.

Glad we're never invited to that WH--

Important recap--TRMS--10-10-2018. Pineda case, sentence, new details abt Kashoggi disappearance, Hurricane Michael, + letter from lawmakers to investigate Kashoggi disppearance (under Magnitsky Act), and trmp is prancing at a rally chanting "lock her up." 10-10-2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chris Hayes--MSNBC--Wash, Post article--Saudi prince OK-ed team to lure missing journalist--to Turkey Turkish police unreliable narrator. What is trmp family's role in this, known to hate Bezos and Washington Post. "If our allies can do this, what about our adversaries?" Buzzfeed News reporter. 10-10-2018

Greece bans overweight tourists from riding donkeys--that rules out trmp.

Hurricane Michael--drone footage from Panama City

Reporters in 150 m p h winds--crazy

Hurricane Michael survivors.

New Yorker article on global warming--

Chinese writer Yan Lianke-- There's an article in The New Yorker, but the pay wall is blacking me out bc I have read "1/2 my quota" for this month. Maybe you can find it and read it on your own. He sure looks like a very prolific, talented and excellent writer. kmk 10-10-2018

The Rachel Maddow Show 10-9-2018

Early flu with deaths + bovine TB report if you shoot a diseased deer.

Chief Justice refers kava ethics complaints to Federal judges-

Dow Jones plunges more than 800 pts

Georgia O'Keefe images

Fall foliage peaks--

yo ho ho--stocks crashing and trmp not impeached yet--what does that say??

Oyster half shell to living reef 2030 is recent UN report break off date for world flooding--climate change reversal--so-- better think of other things fast too, but this is very encouraging. BTW, I have not seen shad or shad roe for abt 10 years. km

Headlines 10-10-2018--Hurricane MIchael, flu deadly, trmp crowd chants of Feinstein "lock her up"

Headlines More Headlines Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3 storm, threatens Florida Panhandle as seen Tue., Oct. 9, 2018. Hurricane Michael to become Category 4 storm, threatens Florida Panhandle -- live updates The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Hurricane Michael become a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. According to the NHC's ... CBS News one hour ago Hurricane Michael is now a Category 3 storm video_youtube CNN today Hurricane Michael May Be Florida Panhandle's Strongest Landfall in 13 Years With Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Michael is expected to landfall along the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast Wednesday. Dangerous storm surge, damaging winds and flooding rain are likely ... The Weather Channel today Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Michael takes aim video_youtube ABC News today ‘Entire state will be affected’ South Carolina prepares for Michael As Hurricane Michael inches closer to the Gulf Coast, Emergency officials have moved to prepare for impacts the storm could produce in South Carolina. WIS10 today Grassley vows to help raise $3M for Collins to counter progressive campaign Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told Fox News he wanted to help raise $3 million in support of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ... Fox News today Clinton says Trump remarks at Kavanaugh swearing-in undermine Supreme Court (CNN) Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that President Donald Trump staged a "political rally" at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing-in ... CNN today Nikki Haley just pulled a George Costanza Remember that episode of "Seinfeld" where George Costanza realizes that once he tells a successful joke, he should immediately declare victory and leave the ... CNN today 3 theories behind Nikki Haley's shocking resignation Washington (CNN) In a political world seemingly incapable of being shocked, the resignation of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday did just ... CNN today Trump rally crowd erupts with chants of 'lock her up' about Feinstein | TheHill Attendees at President Trump's campaign rally in Iowa on Tuesday night chanted "lock her up" after the president questioned whether Sen. The Hill today Trump, at Iowa rally, slams Democrats: 'They want to destroy everything' President Trump held a Tuesday night rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa – the latest stop in the president's busy tour boosting GOP candidates ahead of next month's ... 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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Chicken mandhi recipe

Chinese dessert recipes.

Rohingya Mother--Ashly Judd will match all donations.

But I always have mixed feelings abt UN Anyway, it's better than nothing. Pl retweet or post on your social media accts. However, I am not a fan of FB for a legitimate reason (my acct was cloned) and so I prefer you use other types of accts. Also FB allowed lots of fake accts and hate accts, esp with regard to the Rohingya. km

Ashley Judd will match each donation made to Rohingya mothers.

The Rachel Maddow Show--Monday 10-8-2018 Republicans work hard to spread mistruths a k a LIES. trmp apologizes to kava fam on behalf of US citizens-- REALLY! One sex abuser who endorses another. Calling Democrat demonstrators "mobs" 10-9-2018

Monday, October 08, 2018

Stephen King--Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Jamal Kashoggi's Washington Post columns, samples--for which he was murdered.

Bleak day--terrible news--Bulgarian journalist, working on corruption in EU, beaten, raped and killed. She was so badly beaten she was unrecogniseable. I hope she lost consciousness quickly. 10-8-2018

My fiction publications as K M Kaung and K Kaung--some about human rights abuses in Burma, Thailand, Chile, Africa.

My fiction publications as K M Kaung--some about human rights abuses in Burma and Chile etc.

Superbug flu story--Stephen King's Night Surf--"basis of" The Stand. Don't feel too bad about reading this free copy. I found it by accident because the unabridged The Stand is too long and winding for my taste and the 1978 first edition is too expensive. $78-$350 or so. Generally I don't read King because it makes me too afraid. I read one novel, way back in 1980s when I used to go to garage sales in Princeton and buy books for $1. But I do think The Shawshank Redemption is one of the best movies ever made. It is based on a Stephen King short story. There's something about Rita Hayworth in the title. There's a full length movie of The Stand with actor Viggo Mortenson and a short "Dollar Short" of Night Surf which was optioned from King for $1.00 So, it's a gift from Stephen King and we are using it for educational purposes. Thank you, Mr. King. He once said the good thing about his success was he could ask his mom to retire (she was shortly to be diagnosed with cancer) and he could "buy as many books as he wanted." He donates them after he's read them. Like most writers, he is traumatized too. It's like Tolstoy writing Anna Karenina after seeing someone jump in front of an approaching train. kmkaung 10-8-2018

Sunday, October 07, 2018

New Yorker--father comes out as transgender, or is it transvestite.

How to tell a friend from a frenemy

BBC, Reuters--Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi embassy--where is TRUMP's protest. Probably killed by special assassination team. Where is Trump's protest? What is Turkish role in this. Why is trmp not sending an FBI inquiry team? Bc he hates Washington Post that Khashoggi wrote for? Impt new lead for Mueller and FBI to follow. This stinks to hell. 10-7-2018

Cory Booker heads to Iowa

Post-Truth Republican Party

SNL skewers Collins

Eskimo raincoat

Stone tools, flaking, demo--

Becoming human--Nova special--trailer probably.


Turkish police think missing Washington Post columnist killed inside Saudi embassy.

My archive at IISH, Amsterdam--