Sunday, June 28, 2020

Butea tree (pauk pin, in Burmese)


as in

naing gan yay
pauk ne kyay

Politics,
Like parrots

on a
pauk tree.

KMKaung

6-28-2020



Chase Bank customers reported some acct irregularities --

#BREAKING: Some Chase Bank customers Sunday morning report missing or added funds to their accounts. bit.ly/31ougfb

clearly racist trump--

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/28/politics/trump-tweet-supporters-man-chants-white-power/index.html

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Bolton book--long sample online but--


to me his ideas are unpleasant to revolting, but book does give a chronology of events and keen observation.

Will wait till price falls to $5 incld shipping for a used book.

6-25-2020

Senator Kamala Harris calls on Atty Gen Barr to resign--

https://www.harris.senate.gov/news/press-releases/after-judiciary-hearing-harris-calls-on-barr-to-resign

But he won't.

He'll have to be pulled kicking and screaming to jail.




Apocalyptic corona outbreaks feared in most populous US cities

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Parscale and Kushner in cross hairs after Saturday's Oklahoma fiasco

https://www.salon.com/2020/06/23/jared-kushner-and-brad-parscale-are-at-the-top-of-trumps-hit-list-following-tulsa-rally-report/

Some of my short stories --

https://www.amazon.com/Crib-Other-Stories-Novellas-Book-ebook/dp/B00JW2ZD40/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1592908606&refinements=p_27%3AK.+M.+Kaung+Ph.D.&s=books&sr=1-3

Alarming uptick in corona cases,


Support and understand yr children, don't bad mouth them down like my mother did.

Actually she only verbally abused me, not my siblings.

6-23-2020

Tech companies slam trump on visa restrictions.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/tech/executive-order-trump-immigration-tech/index.html

Yesterday evening on Lafayette Square, near White House--

About sundown, protestors tried to pull down statue of Andrew Jackson near the entrance.  A helicopter flew very low and police formed a line and pushed protestors out, using pepper spray balls.

I didn't not go out there and do not go out.

Saw many videos on Twitter.

Trump's secret service asked press to leave WH grounds.

This is not good.

6-23-2020


Before and after photos of man who recovered from covid-19


don't get complacent.  Don't gamble with yr life and yr loved one's lives.

Don't go out on unnecessary trips, beach is unnecessary.

Hair cut is unnecessary. girl friend, boy friend is unnecessary.

Remember, covid is back on rise esp in USA and China and ppl are still traveling all over.

Asymptomatic people can carry and pass on disease.

Symptoms usually appear 2 weeks after exposure.

Virus can live on surfaces up to 3 days, ie if you touch something like a hotel door knob or a desk etc less than 3 days after someone has touched it, you can get it.

Again, wear masks and gloves when going out and wash cloth masks each time you use--sterilize in assigned pot in hot water.  Wash hands and wring out masks when cool, hang to dry in sun by straps.  Dispose of disposable gloves in trash.

Don't be a fool.

6-23-2020






Monday, June 22, 2020

Stanley Milgram experiments--People at heart are mean SOBs

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

Essay collection, Let it Fly with the Flowers--edited by me.

https://www.amazon.com/Let-Fly-Flowers-Institute-Economics/dp/1514616378

Prof. Dr Aye Hlaing

Founder and first Rector, Institute of Economics, Rangoon, Burma.

I am now happily re-typing and editing U Aye Hlaing's Ph.D. dissertation for re-publication.

The pdf of the original typescript is in very bad shape, some of the letters indistinct, and Saya Aye Hlaing said so many important things (about Burma) that deserve to be read by a wider audience.

I am also going to set up a Go Fund Me to finance this project.

Ideally, it needs a custom cover which will cost about USD 500 for -ebook cover + for soft cover book cover wrap.

So please, reach into yr pockets and pledge or send some small amount to me.

The Go Fund Me will be ready in a few days.

You can start by buying some of my previous publications.

Every little bit helps.

Thank you.

Kyi May

Sunday, June 21, 2020

NBC Nightly News Sat 6-21-2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgEd23s3T4w

My stories, Band of Flesh and 53 Red Roses

https://www.amazon.com/Band-Flesh-53-Red-Roses/dp/1507888627

Two twins are stuck together for life, what's wrong with that?

A man gives his wife 53 red roses on her birthday, what's wrong with that?

Find out here.

My novella set in Burma and Thailand: The Rider of Crocodiles

https://www.amazon.com/Rider-Crocodiles-Based-Stories-Novellas/dp/1497498368#reader_1497498368

Diane Rehm interviews Peter Baker about Bolton book.


Maybe this interview was done abt a week ago.

But still quite useful.

km
6-21-2020

Tom Petty's family puts out Cease and Desist over trump campaign's use of song at rally.

https://twitter.com/i/events/1274566307422236673

TikTokTeens and KPop Stans say they sank trump's Tulsa so-called rally

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/style/tiktok-trump-rally-tulsa.html




Trump's tuba walk across WH lawn after failed rally.

Donald Trump arrived back to the White House with full fanfare after his #TulsaRally

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Unbelievable--entire text of John Bolton book leaked online.


I found it on Twitter.

Official book launch is on Tues.

Judge just struck down trump admin request to block it.

Meanwhile, teenagers caused empty seats at Trump's Tulsa, OK rally by pre-ordering tickets and then not showing up, some providing fake names and phone #s so their data could not be mined by trump campaign.

Stay tuned.

6-21-2020

Barr forces out Berman of SDNY

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/20/politics/trump-fires-berman-barr-says/index.html

6 trump staffers working on Tulsa Rally test positive for Covid-19


ships of fools, who will pay for their ICU and funeral exps.

6-20-2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Trump fires heads of RFA, RFE etc


I knew it was coming sooner or later, bc he thinks he can "handle" international relations directly.

This is truly a fascist move, just like NW sending 1 tank to Burma Broadcasting Service on March 2, 1962.

Haven't heard of former colleagues at RFA looking for jobs yet, but--

Time to query my Tyranny book.

6-18-2020

Cuomo: Federal Government making historic msitake by advising states to reopen.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cuomo-federal-government-mistake-states-reopen/

NBC nightly news


new old drug/steroid that helps Covid recovery, police reform, ADHD

6-17-2020

George Floyd's brother asks UN Human Rights Council for help.

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/17/879433531/george-floyds-brother-to-u-n-human-rights-council-i-m-asking-you-to-help-us

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

11 year old crochet prodigy to man who knits, via the Aran islands.


How Aran islands generated its own art form.





Man who knits, using recycled wool from Salvation Army sweaters that he pulls apart.

11 year old crochet prodigy


and that's it for today.

k

6-16-2020

trump's niece to publish harrowing tell all book--

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/books/mary-trump-book.html

Exorcise the demon trump--The Bloody AWful T-rumps

https://www.salon.com/2020/06/16/donald-trump-has-preyed-on-the-american-psyche-like-a-demon-at-last-the-exorcism-has-begun/

 Trump toddler sippy cup
 Obama and Biden drinking water, vs sippy cup trump steadying his hand.

#WaterGait

as he almost slipped coming down a ramp at Westpoint.
 Ann Telnaes cartoon for Washington Post.

Mel Trmp did not come to DC immediately bc renegotiating her prenups, tall all book by trump's niece says.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Yet another killing of a blackman by police in USA


so many deaths like this, someone who was drunk and sleeping in his car.

6-14-2020

Monday, June 08, 2020

Two very cool gentlemen--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bt9RTMDvX4

Zucchero and Pavorotti

Special post, Nana Mouskuori sings Va Pensiero in French, Paris Opera House.


The opulence of the French court always makes my flesh crawl, all based on oppression and empire, but I would like once in my life to hear/watch an opera, perhaps The Magic Flute, in that opera house.

Many shots of exterior and interior of Paris Opera House.

Kyi May

6-8-2020


Shark attack + Covid-19 It's up to you to keep yourself healthy and alive--



Some off ventilators have still not regained consciousness

Don't let down your guard and don't go out.  We are going to have a 2nd peak, and the peaks take months to get down, see NY experience.

In 2 weeks, Covid positives from all the thousands of demonstrators will increase again.  New York state has greatly increased testing facilities--but check testing sites in yr own states.


The bottom line is protect yourself and don't go out unnecessarily.

If you are "bored" yr "boredom" might be alleviated by being caught in a violent incident in a demonstration, or having a nasty case of coronavirus, dying, and not even knowing family members have also died--and they are all "can't breathe" painful deaths on ventilators.

cheers,

km

6-8-2020

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Artist Chuck Close

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/22/nyregion/following-the-light-and-making-faces.html

Elementary, my dear Watson--air prices will double if they can only fill 1/3 to 1/2 capacity.

One more reason why academic conferences will move to Zoom for the duration of the pandemic.
Quote Tweet
Howard Getson
@hgetson
·
Air Travel Prices Set to Double: US Europe $2200 Economy Return. bit.ly/308Gx6O
 
__ but so far, reports of airlines packing ppl in.
 
6-7-2020

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Andrea Bocelli --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXAHYZVjh2o

Burl Ive's Schubert's Ave Maria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXAHYZVjh2o

Natalie Dessay-very fresh and lovely soprano--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spS4v6guHHc

But this version is over-staged and I don't understand some of the props, not sure the "body doubles" add anything.

Anyway, you can decide for yourself.

6-7-2020

Lucia Popp: Aria from Mozart's Zaide.

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

Elton John: Abide with Me.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Elton+John+Abide+with+me

Neil Diamond: Coming to America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRTHdC7k4uY

Neil Diamond and Linda Press.

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

Neil Diamond and Linda Press, You don't bring me flowers any more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waFxSg5F7cc

Bruce Springsteen 41 shots

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

George W. Bush will not be supporting trump's bid for re-election.

BREAKING: George W. Bush will not be supporting Trump’s re-election bid in November. That means that every living President will be rooting for Joe Biden in November.
 
 Top to bottom:

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Dr. Jill Biden.

Jill Biden tackles protestor (before Biden received Secret Service protection)