Monday, November 30, 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

PBS special on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.


She was such a small person, even shorter than I, but so strong.  I ran into her backstage when I was ushering and asst house manager for Annenberg Center Theaters in Phila.

Rest In Power is now projected across the top of the Supreme Court building and flags are flying at half mast.

Last but not least, I like her lace collars and jabots, her shawls and her jackets.

9-19-2020

 

4.5 earthquake in LA area --

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/19/us/southern-california-earthquake/index.html

Grim milestone--US Covid deaths 200,000 will be 400,000 by year's end


Good reason not to go anywhere except grocery shopping when need to.

9-19-2020

 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Bragging and attacking Biden, trump made at least 25 false statements in Wisc.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/trump-fact-check-25-false-claims-wisconsin-rally/index.html

mother of the donald


She was a domestic servant and immigrant, and obviously bullied by her "lawn mower" husband and gilded/gelded? son.

I don't believe mothers are responsible for what their sons and daughters become, but here it is.

I also didn't know trump wrote or commissioned so many swaggering books abt his 6 bankruptcy "success."

9-18-2020





 

Important read--how you catch covid


reminds me of when I caught something like Sars after being stuck in a crowd in Bkk Chinatown.

9-18-2020

 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Forced hysterectomies etc of migrant women in ICE camps


This is truly horrifying.

km

 

WH abandoned plan to deliver masks--

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/17/white-house-abandoned-plan-to-deliver-650-million-face-masks-across-us-report-says.html 

 

He wants to kill us all.



evil lowest barr--



https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/17/politics/james-clyburn-william-barr-slavery-coronavirus-lockdown-cnntv/index.html

trump wanted to use heat ray on protestors --

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/17/us-military-police-heat-ray-blm-protesters-white-house-protesters

Another woman accuses trump of sex abuse

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/17/donald-trump-accused-of-sexual-assault-by-former-model-amy-dorris

Eat your flip flop cake--

Last night
How Covid-19 led two bakers to make hyper-realistic illusion cakes
Here’s how two bakers turned their passion into a business, making Hong Kong-themed illusion cakes like dim sum and milk tea during the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo via @QuickTake

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

trump calls his own CDC director "confused"


This from a fool who does not wear masks, said chlorox and light shld be put in body and vaccine will be ready by Oct.

Redfield said it will be till next summer bf we get vaccine and wearing masks is more effective.

9-16-2020

Town hall--trump fumbles, lies--

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/politics/donald-trump-town-hall/index.html

Hee hee hee--what his followers have is "herd mentality" --there is not even herd immunity.

 https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/16/politics/donald-trump-town-hall/index.html

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Maine wedding Covid fallout

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coronavirus-death-toll-maine-wedding-rises-5-over-175-infected-n1240138

Ice Age bear found intact in Siberia

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/europe/preserved-cave-bear-scn-scli-intl/index.html

Settlement for Breona Taylor wrongful death --

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/15/us/breonna-taylor-louisville-settlement/index.html

Get your flu shot this season--


Already got mine, quite easy at CVS.

Gives an added layer of protection, and one can get flu + Covid-19 at the same time.

Over 60s need annual enhanced flu vaccine, as virus changed yearly.

9-15-2020

Children shld ask their pediatrician first.



 


Already got mine, quite easy at CVS.

Gives an added layer of protection, and one can get flu + Covid-19 at the same time.

Over 60s need annual enhanced flu vaccine, as virus changed yearly.

9-15-2020

Children shld ask their pediatrician first.



 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Trump has cost America--

#TheTrumpDepression has cost America: - her travel rights - her international reputation - her ability to contain Putin's invasions of her allies - her ability to choose her leaders - 415,000 lives by 1/1 - 22 million jobs - her citizens' trust in the White House

 

Bob Woodward "Trump is wrong man for job"

https://deadline.com/2020/09/bob-woodward-donald-trump-60-minutes-1234576127/

Friday, September 11, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Child covid deaths--data

https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/

9-10-2020

Summary of Findings Reported on 9/3/20:

(Note: Data represent cumulative counts since states began reporting)

Cumulative Number of Child COVID-19 Cases*

  • 513,415 total child COVID-19 cases reported, and children represented 9.8%
    (513,415/5,265,157) of all cases
  • Overall rate: 680 cases per 100,000 children in the population

Change in Child COVID-19 Cases, 8/20/20 – 9/3/20

  • 70,630 new child cases reported from 8/20-9/3 (442,785 to 513,415), a 16% increase in child cases over 2 weeks

Testing (8 states reported)*

  • Children made up between 4%-14.3% of total state tests, and between 3%-17.3% of children tested were tested positive

Hospitalizations (23 states and NYC reported)*

  • Children were 0.7%-3.7% of total reported hospitalizations, and between 0.3%-8.3% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization

Mortality (42 states and NYC reported)*

  • Children were 0%-0.3% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 18 states reported zero child deaths
  • In states reporting, 0%-0.2% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death
*Note: Data represent cumulative counts since states began reporting; All data reported by state/local health departments are preliminary and subject to change.

 

2 Burmese soldiers confess to taking part in Rohingya genocide

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/asia/rohingya-massacre-soldier-testimony-intl-hnk/index.html

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

MOMA reuseable masks--


Just thought they are very well designed.

No connection with MOMA.

I make mine with nose wire sewn in now--used thin wire used to hang pictures, bent at end and in "tunnel" so it won't slip out of place.  You can also use ties from coffee bags.

You can bend to fit bridge of yr nose once you have tied it in place.

9-8-2020

Tips for selling fine art on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/tips-for-selling-fine-art-on-etsy/22425080820

Anne Applebaum's latest book --


I didn't know that she is married to a Pole.

This book is interesting to me bc it mirrors Burma and USA.

I spent 8 months in Poland in 1968-69, most of it in winter.

It was May by the time my sister and I returned, and just Spring.

kmk

9-8-2020

Special post --Anne Applebaum interviews Peter Strzok.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/09/anne-applebaum-interviews-peter-strzok/616003/

trump snorts adderall and spreads lies

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/politics/trump-election-interference-china-biden/index.html

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Special post--Thai shrimp, western consumers, Burmese workers--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aue2VLD2icA

You won't believe this, but this video was recommended for me by Google.

The next one is abt Norwegian farmed salmon.

I buy my shrimp and salmon, a $20 package every 3-4 weeks at Whole Foods. bc it is the only supermarket now near me.

I am eating more beans and bean products and vegs, since Jan 2020 to 10  years ago.

The thing with beans if you have to eat a lot of beans to get the same amount as animal protein.

My mother and many others in Burma died of liver cancer.

My sister in law ( a pathologist's) husband, a radiologist himself, told me in mid 1970s that liver cancer is very prevalent among urban Burmese.

(after autopsy of a Burmese business women Ma Myint,  who was vegetarian for religious reasons, doctor who performed autopsy saw her liver and asked "Did she eat a vegetarian diet for long periods of time?)--I know she ate mostly mushrooms.

Dr K L said that rural people did not get liver cancer so much bc they ate fish paste and fish sauce.

But I do not know if that's true now or not.

A former economics MA student of mine is a mangrove specialist.

In 2006 I went with a student group from Chulalongkorn Univ. to

1.  A medium size shrimp shelling workhouse

2.  A bigger tuna canning factory (but the tuna themselves were quite small, abt 10 " in length)

both in Mahachai (Big Fort) area, across the river from Bangkok.

ALL the workers were Burmese.

I have never been to Chantaburi in the SE of Thailand.





KMK
9-5-2020


Troops knew abt trump's vile remarks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_L7THn0BUY

several boats supporting trump on Lake Travis, TX, sink.




https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/05/us/trump-parade-boats-sink-trnd/index.html

cartoons from 2019.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

FB and Twitter labeled trump posts.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/03/tech/facebook-twitter-label-trump-post/index.html

#ViolentTrump trending on Twitter--7 Rochester killer police suspended.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/03/nyregion/daniel-prude-police-rochester.html

Don't buy the F-ing huck book

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2020/09/02/trump-told-sarah-huckabee-sanders-to-take-one-for-the-team-after-kim-jong-un-wink/24608527/

Rochester demonstrations --

Protests begin in Rochester after video of police suffocating Daniel Prude is released
Police body camera footage released on Wednesday shows Rochester officers handcuffing Daniel Prude, placing a hood over his head and pressing his face into the pavement until he is silent. In the video, medics performed CPR on Prude before he was loaded into an ambulance. Prude died seven days later on March 30, with an autopsy report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office saying his cause of death included “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” His brother, Joe Prude said he initially called police for help because Daniel was having a mental health incident.
Video via @WillCleveland13

Another name--Daniel Prude --

Protests begin in Rochester after video of police suffocating Daniel Prude is released
Police body camera footage released on Wednesday shows Rochester officers handcuffing Daniel Prude, placing a hood over his head and pressing his face into the pavement until he is silent. In the video, medics performed CPR on Prude before he was loaded into an ambulance. Prude died seven days later on March 30, with an autopsy report from the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office saying his cause of death included “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” His brother, Joe Prude said he initially called police for help because Daniel was having a mental health incident.
Video via @WillCleveland13

More police brutality--

Daniel Prude died March 30, seven days after Rochester, New York police put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes. The world only found out about it today, when his family released video and records of the incident.
apnews.com

Nancy's hair is not a problem--

Nancy ws definitely set up by salon owner & F & F

Conveniently photographed too

Nancy shld just hv had a relative do her hair at home

But what is it to trump & gops big sack shit of lies, while not wearing masks.

They're just out to attack Pelosi & all DEMOCRATS

9-3-2020

trump encourages voter fraud --

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/03/first-thing-trump-encourages-voter-and-threatens-to-cut-funding-to-democrat-led-cities

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Facebook takes down Russian affiliated fake accts.


At last.

Burmese love FB, but not me.

9-1-2020

NYT: Jamal Kashoggi killing--warning graphic.


International hits happen all the time, from Alexander to Genghis, who likely had his eldest son Jochi killed in what is now Russia, as he was uncertain that J was his biological son, bc he was born shortly after his wife Borte was rescued, from a rival tribe, due to a blood feud due to Genghis's father kidnapping his mother.

Alexander had 2 of his generals killed (Attalus and Parmenion) and killed Black Kleitus, the brother of his childhood nurse.  BK had save his life by cutting off the arm of a Persian general in battle.

A. killed BK with a javelin during a drunken bout, and immediately is said to have regretted it.

A. also had his doctor Glaucias killed bc he thought G had not looked after his lover Hephaestion properly.  Mary Renault who wrote 3 Alexander novels thought H died of typhoid.

However, these things shouldn't be happening in so-called advanced modern times, but they do.

jared and trump cld have been implicated in Kashoggi's killing, as cld have Turkey and of course, the crown prince of SA.

The remains  will never be found.

One can only imagine the anguish of Kashoggi's fiance and his family.


9-1-2020

Child and adult mental health during pandemic.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/mentalhealth/how-to-protect-your-childs-mental-health-during-self-isolation/ss-BB13KKF4

Bag of lies goes on sale--

When trump shifts his shoulders, he is LYING.

#TrumpBundleofLiesOnSale--

#TrumpEstateSale6bankruptcies--

This whole piece is one shit sack of LIES.

The R kid was strutting abt.

He was not attacked.

He shot 2 people who tried to stop him