Monday, December 31, 2018

"Russia/Putin just wants a hostage" US citizen arrested by FSB in Russia--

trmp foregoes mar a lago party with guests who paid $1000 each to see him. Shame Shame-- 12-31-2018

Elizabeth Warren is running for President in 2020.

Federal workers sue over shutdown.

Superyachts at St Barts--isn't d j t going???

Alabama sheriff pockets more than $1.5m meant for ICE detainees--

George Conway zings Trump-- I must say fat and smiling Conway looks a lot happier than pock skinned orange old trmp. Never saw such bad skin. STD??? 12-31-2018

TSA workers working without pay due to gov shutdown. Maybe that's why we were told not to "take anything out of your bags, keep your shoes and jackets on" when I came through the other day. 12-31-2018

Dow suffered biggest annual decline since 2008

Coconut oil--dangers

Book recommendation, from co-creator of HBO's Game of Thrones David Benioff--City of Thieves-- set during the Siege of Leningrad. 12-31-2018

The historical rebel, William Wallace, on whose life Brave Heart is "fictionally based."

Randall Wallace who wrote Brave Heart.

Randall Wallace screenplay Brave Heart--this is so good.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

trmp lose lose war cost China and US 6 b Great "winning" fake bone spur so-called prez. 12-29-2018

Opening of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World--for study only--

BRAVE NEW WORLD Chapter I A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground-floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber. The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work-tables. 'And this,' said the Director opening the door, 'is the Fertilizing Room.'

trmp vs the World Order. trmp is the world's ordure. 12-29-2018

"human" arse hole freezes Federal workers' pay for 2019. Time to impeach, repubs. 12-29-2018

IPS--golf courses and refugees. I have written occasional articles and poetry for IPS, but am not a staff writer. 12-29-2018

CNN--nude selfie of ??? among evidence collected by Mueller probe--mentioned in court filing. Of Putin? or Trump? 12-29-2018

"Sand-blasted turkey hair" of d j t

David Frum--Trumpocracy

Monday, December 24, 2018

Aldous Huxley--Brave New World--read only.

19 best sci fi novels

H G Wells, The Island of Dr Moreau, free copy, read only.

Greyhound sheltered refugees on buses, after ICE dropped them off--

Syrian Kurds reaction to US troop withdrawal: "We will curse them as traitors."

Federal judge awards Warmbier parents--

Wesley Clark asks if Erdogan blackmailed d j t Erdogan could have "stuff" on Jamal Khashoggi murder that implicates d j t In this day and age, nothing is impossible. If so, this would be final nail in trnp's coffin. Just saying from a fiction writer's point of view. 12-24-2018

Dow drops 653 points--

trmp home alone this X'mas eve--no surprise--

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Wolf Totem, by Jiang Rong-- I've only read the online sample, but this looks like an excellent novel, translated by the equally excellent Howard Goldblatt, who has also translated Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, especially Red Sorghum, one of my all time favorite novels. In the opening scene, the Japanese skin a Chinese man alive. Maybe not to your taste, but I can't help that. Incidentally, also agented by "Amy Tan's agent." km 12-23-2018

trmp fires Mattis early as annoyed by resignation letter. A mercurial, bombastic, bullying prez who does whatever he wants whenever. God help us. 12-23-2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Bladder cancer symptoms and prevention--Mayo Clinic

Muelle releases memo of FBI interview of Flynn--the liar.

trmp golfs in sun while Secret Service protecting him forced to work without pay.

UN Security Council mulls Rohingya issue.

000s of Russian fake social media accounts--run from St Petersberg, Russia, direct orders of Putin-- Trmp's lovey dovey boyrfriend. 12-17-2018

Americans message on looming shutdown--Don't.

Collins is a Republican--soo-- You can't buy time at the 11th hour. 12-17-2018

Beto O'Rourke, Democrats tour tent city "We need to shut it down."

Huff Post: Impeaching Trump.

dondare trmo wonders if SNL is "legal"--Of course it is.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Family of 7 year old Guatemalan refugee girl speaks up for 1st time.

Mueller wishes to interview trmp in person.

ivanka image search results--some are grouped as "inappropriate" Posters of her are being sold even as we speak. What a load of corrupt, dirty people. 12-15-2018

trmp and dot--also other images of disturbing nature, some during his campaign.

WARNING--trmp and dot photos--dirty--all from Internet.

image search Ivanka

BOOM--Ivanka TRump at MIDDLE of trmp inaugtn spending, negotiated rates at trmp hotel above market price and INDEED, it all violates EMOLUMENTS clause. incoming moneys from MIDDLE EAST as well as outputs/expenses to few performers being investigated. Some asked to receive payment directly from donors. In the meantime, trmp's "dirty environment" Sec. Ryan Zinke is leaving, after doing a lot of damage. I am so impressed by the Reporters-- see Pro Publica article. 12-15-2918

Criminal investigation of Trump Inauguration finances--by Mueller team--always something fishy there.

Impt--mystery Grand Jury case keeps reporters scrambling--

Friday, December 14, 2018

Jun Kaneko--one of those artists who can do everything. I saw his Madame Butterfly 2 years ago at Kennedy Center, and the stage and costume design was out of this world, really added to and equaled the opera in intensity and quality. I especially liked the exhibit of his Heads in the hallway. Also the time lapse of the night (done electronically) which shows the light changing on the sea when Butterfly is waiting on that endless night for Pinkerton to arrive back. --also the costumes. Now it's as I thought, "I looked on line, and you can't find any dots on that scale," as I told my opera companion, RB, also my copy editor for Wolf. Thanks for coming and big thank you for special and memorable TREAT. Now I see on Kaneko's website, he hand-painted the dots on the fabric or on paper--as a design for fabric specially printed for costume shop. That's what I love about SUCCESS, you can get edgier and edgier and your studio gets bigger and bigger, and art work gets bigger and bolder too. Best for 2019, whatever kind of art you "dabble in" but if you are a true artist, no one ever "dabbles"--it is always make or break-- shin hylin shwe htee, thay hylin myay gyi "If I live, the golden umbrella, if I die the (brown) earth." KMK 12-14-2018

This one--Mme Butterfly--just perfect.

This was the production I saw--Mme Buuerfly 2017 Lovely stage and costume design and prefect casting. 12-14-2018

This wasn't the production I saw--Madame Butterfly

2015 Broadway revival The King and I--not much chemistry between the stars, I must say.

The original, The King and I--

Sandy Hook parents promote app to report gun threats. The recent case of 14 yr old in Middle School! was prevented by a report. Perpetrator shot himself after gun battle with police. Advocate for GUN CONTROL. I hope Butina case lessons NRA power. km

Impt--Cohen post sentencing interview--

trmp was in room when hush money (out of campaign money) co-ordinated with National Enquirer publisher

Remember what Steve Bannon said, according to Michael Wolfe's book Fire and Fury: "The daughter will bring down the father." "Hope Hicks is his real daughter and Ivanka his real wife." What a disgusting bunch. 12-14-2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lay this at trmp's door--HEARTBREAKING--7 yr old "migrant" asylum-seeker child dies in Border Patrol custody of shock, dehydration and exhaustion. trmp and fam, you go to HELL. 12-13-2018

It's Genocide, official now.

MSNBC--Rachel Maddow--how it all ties together--This is the CLEAREST exposition I have heard--highly recommended Since it is all tied together, it will all come crashing down together. 12-13-2018

mel trmp cartoons fr Internet--

mel trmp's new blonde hair as her approval level plummets--looks like the witch her husband always talks about. Buvanka also have the same colored hair. 12-13-2018

Not credible email bomb threats across the country--

trmp seething, in silence so far--at Cohen sentencing--

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cartoon by Ann Telnaes--Pelosi-gets trmp

"all the best people want to work for me" cartoon by Rob Rogers

buvanka kush ayers--anybody home?

Mark Meadows out of running for WH Chief of Staff They say buvanka and kush don't like him. trmp running out of candidates "we hire the best people."

Pelosi roars--interview with Dana Bash

National Enquirer publisher strikes deal with prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe.

Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison, must surrender March 6

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Watch trmp bully "Chuck and Nancy" while buvanka's butt is shown in pink suit with kush. DISGUSTING in hse of trmp. I only like the red flower arrangement, that's all. 12-11-2018

ICE is exceeding its mandate--

trmp says/tweets he'll get militray to build g-damned wall--if--

buvanka eviscerated on Twitter for posts of her children "exploring" WH X'mas decorations-- she's a lump or bump of trump. Godspeed. RIP. 12-11-2018

trmp's "smocking gun" Smocked for good. 12-11-2018

Jamal Khashoggi and other killed and imprisoned journalists Time's Person of the Year.

Maria Butina flips--

US sanctions 3 N Korean officials amid stalled nuclear talks.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Nick Ayers not taking job as WH chief of staff--unwilling to sign on for 2 years as demanded by trmp This says something, doesn't it?? 12-9-2018

trmp's distractions and denials don't work any more--

Best Thai novels not in English

World Bank--Thailand overview

Thai Economy

New York City and all that trash.

Ten richest Bollywood actors--all men--

Saudi Arabia hosts summit amid Qater crisis, Khashoggi murder.

Paris cleans up after Yellow Vest riots.

Burdened with Brexit, Theresa May is on the brink.

China summons envoy over Hauwei CFO

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Pol sci fi, environmental--The Wind Up Girl--novel I am trying to decide from the opening pages whether I like it as much as Justin Cronin The Passage series or Game of Thrones or Drowned World, Flood, Ark or Death of Grass. I think probably Flood and Death of Grass are the most compelling, Game of Thrones, the first book with the best opening. Anyway, it's subjective as the agents like to say. km

Kelly out as WH Chief of Staff--reportedly no longer on speaking terms with trmp.

All images fr Internet except #1--other lady wife of Nigerian President.

ivana trump rape allegations

compare and contrast

mel trmp over exposed--

trmp tower--how the man loves gold or fake gold, but no books--

Paris in lockdown mode as gilets jaunes start Phase IV

How totally screwed is trmp?

Comey annoyed abt unnecessary hearing, closed door.

Colbert makes fun of --

Friday was very very bad day for d j t.

NYTs--The wooing of Kushner--

anti-trmp cartoons--from Internet

CNN--Mueller, Manafort. Cohen, Comey and trmp--

Japan, facing labor shortage, ease immigration rules for foreign workers.

Now everyone will want an Indian wedding--

P-64, mountain lion who crossed freeways, found dead after surviving Woolsey fire.

Novels about climate change--

Thursday, December 06, 2018

TED Talks--Stewart Brand--de-extinction. You can nominate yourself for a TED Talk. However, no guarantee of a response. 12-6-2018

Assange rejects deal by Ecuador and UK for him to leave Embassy in "near freedom."

Democrat McCreedy withdraws NC concession--voter fraud.

Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush funeral.

Colbert rips trmp--odd man out or odd couple out in church pew.

G H W Bush--final journey by train to College Station.

NBC--Final Goodbye to George Herbert Walker Bush--

Hours after Bush funeral (where he was apparently snubbed by most), trmp brags of approval ratings. Currently being trashed on Twitter.


Wednesday, December 05, 2018

30 journalists killed around the world in 2018

The Guardian--Sacremento police bias revealed--stab victims charged, not far right perpetrators.

Live--Former Presdt G H W Bush's remains lying in repose at St Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, TX.

New York Uber minimum wage

With Flynn "sentencing" Mueller sends message to targets--"in high official posts."

Former Presdt G W Bush cries during eulogy for his father, Former Presdt G H W Bush Moving ceremony, privileged to watch it live on TV this cold morning. Messages of hope, friendship, loyalty. Trmps sit stone-faced. 12-5-2018

Mid air collision--see alsi below--one marine rescued. Everything is a very dangerous process. 12-5-2018

F 18 fighter jet and tanker collide in mid-air--off Japan.

From 2009 but still continuing--Ghost Net cyber spying, based in China

Ghostnet Cyber intrusion based in China, it is suspected.

FBI--Internet Crime Complaint Center

Mueller has thrown the loop around Flynn Cohen Manafort and is pulling end tighter. 12-5-2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

Global inundation--maps predictions--

Google search results--what will happen to Yunnan with climate change.

Close-ups, G H W Bush--Lying in State--

Casket of former President George H W Bush lies in state at Rotunda in DC

Chinese gene-editor missing, reported under house arrest.

WAPO live stream--Bush Sr's remains begin last journey to DC for lying in state. Probably live stream over now, but I did not see all of it either. 12-3-2018

From 2017--King Bhumipol Adulayadej's funeral in Bangkok.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Special post--previous lives of the Buddha--Mahajanaka (Zenneka in Burmese)

MSNBC--Cohen pleads gulity (to lying)--transcript.

Why oh why? Trmp's rogues--from LA Times I would say due to GREED, POWER, EGO, CONCEIT and bc they all thought they cld get away with it. This includes trmp and fam. WE WILL SEE. 12-2-2018

Corruption case against Netanyahu--trmp's mirror image--one of 1st official visitors to trmp's so-called WH

Jamal Khashoggi's last WhatsApp messages to his fellow activist in Canada-- Isreali co. uses military grade hackware. Chilling. 12-2-2018

Michelle Obama cancels book tour to attend Bush Sr State Funeral on Wed.

trmp as a pig cartoons. SO MANY--he must be universally loved.

trmp-Xi trade truce-- First he starts an ill advised or un-advised trade war--then he tries to save his ars** by declaring a 90 day truce. You can be sure somewhere out there there are US soybean farmers and pork breeders who hate trmp. They shld dump pork shit and spoiled beans in front of trmp tower and his golf properties, as he dumps sh** on country regularly. NO ONE WINS A TRADE WAR. Got that? "Very stable genius," Wharton grad. Founder of Fake Univ. 12-2-2018

For fun--couples--Carl Sandburg: Nothing ever worries them, they are a --COUPLE

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