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Friday, 22 September 2017

In the Pelting Villages: Edward Sanders: Quick Black Hole Spin-Change / Ron Padgett: The Beautiful Contagion

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Suddenly one of the hottest tourist attractions...the "Glory Hole" spillway at Monticello Dam | by rickele

Suddenly one of the hottest tourist attractions...  the "Glory Hole" spillway at the Monticello Dam. [Napa County, Ca.]: photo by Rick Ele, 20 February 2017

Suddenly one of the hottest tourist attractions...the "Glory Hole" spillway at Monticello Dam | by rickele

Suddenly one of the hottest tourist attractions...  the "Glory Hole" spillway at the Monticello Dam. [Napa County, Ca.]: photo by Rick Ele, 20 February 2017
 
Suddenly one of the hottest tourist attractions...the "Glory Hole" spillway at Monticello Dam | by rickele

 Suddenly one of the hottest tourist attractions...  the "Glory Hole" spillway at the Monticello Dam. [Napa County, Ca.]: photo by Rick Ele, 20 February 2017

Edward Sanders: Quick Black Hole Spin-Change
I don’t like it—

two massive Black Holes
each twirling at the core of 
                      two merging galaxies

get close enough
to fuse together

then quick as a wink
just as they are melting into a New Black Hole Blob

they undergo something called a “spin-flip”
they change the axes of their spins
and the fused-together Black Hole Blob
gets its own
          quick as a cricket’s foot

Don’t like it at all
And then the new Black Hole Blob sometimes
bounces back and forth inside
                              its mergèd Galaxy

till it settles at the center

but sometimes a “newly” up-sized Black Hole
leaves its Galaxy
to sail out munchingly on its own
                                 into the Universal It

I don’t like it

Nothing about it
in the Bhagavad Gita
the Book of Revelation
Shakespeare, Sappho, or Allen Ginsberg

Edward Sanders: Quick Black Hole Spin-Change, from Let’s Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War: New and Selected Poems 1986-2009 (2009)

Expeller Pressed | by rickele

Expeller Pressed. This is where you come out if you fell into the "Glory Hole" spillway at he Monticello Dam. [Napa County, Ca.]: photo by Rick Ele, 20 February 2017

Expeller Pressed | by rickele

Expeller Pressed. This is where you come out if you fell into the "Glory Hole" spillway at the Monticello Dam. [Napa County, Ca.]: photo by Rick Ele, 20 February 2017

Expeller Pressed | by rickele

Expeller Pressed. This is where you come out if you fell into the "Glory Hole" spillway at the Monticello Dam. [Napa County, Ca.]: photo by Rick Ele, 20 February 2017

Dominican Republic Hurricane Maria

A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria approaches the coast of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.: photo by Tatiana Fernandez/AP, 20 September 2017

Dominican Republic Hurricane Maria

A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria approaches the coast of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.: photo by Tatiana Fernandez/AP, 20 September 2017

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A newly arrived Rohingya family walks towards Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks, after security forces and allied mobs retaliated to a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

Evil Monk Wirathu burning Rohingya neighborhoods in Burma | by AK Rockefeller

Evil monk Wirathu burning Rohingya neighborhoods in Burma: photo by AK Rockefeller, 14 September 2013


A race against time in the search for survivors buried under a flattened building in Mexico City. #MexicoEarthquake Photo @PPardo1: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 21 September 2017 

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The Sombrero Galaxy. The galaxy, seen edge on, is made up of a brilliant white core encircled by a thick line of dust and is 50,000 light-years in diameter and 28m light years from Earth. Using Hubble observations, astronomers calculate that there is a supermassive black hole, with a mass one billion times the sun’s, at its core: photo by NASA/ESA, 28 February 2015


The Sombrero Galaxy. The galaxy, seen edge on, is made up of a brilliant white core encircled by a thick line of dust and is 50,000 light-years in diameter and 28m light years from Earth. Using Hubble observations, astronomers calculate that there is a supermassive black hole, with a mass one billion times the sun’s, at its core: photo by NASA/ESA, 28 February 2015


"No one family's misery is worse than any other." New TIME International cover on Rohingya and ASSK: (Photo @dkitwood): image via Andrew Katz @katz, 21 September 2017 


Rohingya brothers, 40 days old, were carried via river to Bangladesh. One made it alive.: image via Andrew Katz @katz, 20 September 2017

Saw 2 villages burning close to Naf River 20kms north of Maungdaw. Destruction of Rohingya villages has not stopped yet.: tweet via Jonathan Head @pakhead, 20 September 2017

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An elderly Rohingya woman, who has crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, arrives at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Groups of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar were on the move again Tuesday and Wednesday, forced by the rains to salvage what was left of their shanties and move toward drier ground in hopes of some relief.:
photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017 


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Burmese refugee Sona Mahar in tears while talking about her family members in Myanmar, living in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map.: photo by Fareed Khan/AP, 20 September 2017

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Weary and uncertain, they carried whatever they could on their backs, trudging through monsoon rains and enduring relocations and extortion attempts as they struggle to find small patches of land that can be their own, at least for a moment.

Groups of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar were on the move again Tuesday and Wednesday, forced by the rains to salvage what was left of their shanties and move toward drier ground in hopes of some relief — if the mudslides don’t come next.

Several Rohingya camps in this Bangladesh coastal city are flooded from three days of unrelenting downpours. People in the camps were pelted with heavy rain while desperately packing their meager belongings into plastic sacks and trying to find fresh shelter.

The initial arrivals in the most recent exodus from violence in Myanmar simply settled on whatever patch of land they could find, building shelters of bamboo sticks and plastic sheets.

But as their numbers soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable.

So they’re moving again. Most of them are being sent to the new settlement of Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar.

If the rain doesn’t ease soon, the flimsy homes may become useless at best and dangerous at worst. The area is prone to mudslides during the seasonal monsoon that have already proven deadly this year.

For Abul Bashar, that concern will come later, if at all. For now, he needs to shelter his family of 12 from the rain.

They were made to pull up the shelters they had first built on an open field. Now they’ve moved to Balukhali.

But like all crises, the Rohingya exodus is an opportunity for exploitation and a camp mafia is taking advantage.

Bashar doesn’t have the 2,000 taka ($24) to pay them to set up a shelter in this camp.

The family slept in the tent of an acquaintance, but things are tight for everyone, and Bashar says he must find a shelter of his own soon.

He has plastic sheets and bamboo sticks. Just no money to buy a spot.

In the vast open ground where the new refugees had built their first shelters now lie piles of things they simply stuff into bags and carry to their new homes.

Not too far away, in the area where all the shelters were almost submerged, some refugees stood near bundles of their belongings unsure of what to do next.

“We made a shelter here and now it’s washed away and I don’t know what to do now,” said Mohammad Isaq, 50.

“I haven’t eaten properly in three days. I’m too weak to take all our belongings to another place.”


Business ties complicate Muslim response to #Rohingya. #Saudi, for example, sends oil to China via Myanmar pipeline
: image via Ava Barawy @ayaelb, 21 September 2017



All day long @hrw researchers collect witness after witness statement of #Rohingya villages attacked by #Burma army and burned, ppl killed.: image via Peter Bouckaert @bouckap, 21 September 2017


#Rohingya refugees building shelters out of bamboo frames and tarps in #Bangladesh, most forced to pay rent 4 the ground.
: image via Peter Bouckaert @bouckap, 21 September 2017


A Rohingya Muslim man carries his sick mother to a hospital at Taiy Khali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sept. 21, 2017. | Photo @daryasin: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 21 September 2017

End of the
road

A mosque and surrounding houses burn following violence in Meiktila, Burma, March 2013: photo via British GQ, 11 February 2015

#Rohingya under #genocidal blockage faced whirlwind and heavy rain, need urgent help. #Sittwe, #Arakan, #Burma: image via Sung Aung @Aungaungsittwe, 16 July 2014


#969 terrorist leader #Wirathu and #Rakhine Army: image via Aung Aung @Aungaungsittwe, 13 April 2015


The scene in
Meiktila during the March 2013 riots 

The scene in Meiktila during the March 2013 riots.  A disagreement in a jeweller's shop between Muslim staff and Buddhist customers is believed to have triggered the violence.: photo by British GQ, 11 February 2015

WritingOnTheWall -- Saw this great graffiti yesterday on a perimeter wall near an IDP camp in #Sittwe: image via Fred Ndaga @fndaga, 9 May 2014

Rosheda, 20, holds her malnourished child, 2 months old, in front of her hut in #Sittwe
: image via Nay San Lwin @nslwin, 9 May 2014

Life of #Rohingya under genocidal blockage of #Arakan #Burma #Sittwe #Myanmar: image via Adnan Kiani @makiani2005, 20 April 2014

@akyabsittwe: #Rohingyas R under the rain #plz help us *AungMinGalar #Sittwe #Burma"
: image via Abbie @Abbie_019, 11 May 2014




Burnt pages of the Quran
after Rakhine pogrom: photo via British GQ, 11 February 2015


Can such #intolerant words come from a #buddhist? '#Wirathu calls UN envoy a ‘whore’
: image via Maharani Frangipani @MaharanMyanmar, 23 January 2015

 #Wirathu
"Certains disent que je suis le nouvel Hitler" #Birmanie: image via Emilie Gougache @MilieGgch, 22 February 2015

#TSein #Wirathu #ASSK #Silence on tue en @BIRMANIE @VoiceRohingya @Islametinfo @ccif @InfoBirmanie: image via Collectif HAMEB @Collectif HAMEB, 6 March 2015

#HyperCacher #bouddhisme #bouddha @pizzahut #birmanie #wirathu #islam #genocide @benladen @hyper_casher @Vincennes_9...: image via Renaud Bizart @renaudbizart, 16 March 2015



Buddhist mobs attack Muslim businesses: PA photo via British GQ, 11 February 2015

 

Buddhist mobs attack Muslim businesses: PA photo via British GQ, 11 February 2015

The enumerators entering Basara (Sanpya) village in #Sittwe to conduct census but left as didn't accept #Rohingya: image via Nay San Lwin @nslwin, 20 March 2014

#Wirathu and two Rakhine Nationalists discussing how to drive Rohingya out from Arakan? #PriorityRohingya: image via Aung Aung #Aungaungsittwe, 16 July 2013

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old pic from #Burma #Myanmar at the #ShwedagonPaya hopefully this is not what #Wirathu will preach - #Monks and #Guns: image via ayeshas @ayeshasitara, 11 September 2013

#Wirathu deployed monks to a #Mandalay court in defense of an official accused of rape: image via OpRohingya @OpRohingya, 13 July 2013


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Nazis et bouddhistes, bienvenue en #Birmanie | #Wirathu #Myanmar #Burma #Rohingya #buddhism: image via Rémy Fayon @rfayon, 27 June 2013
  
 
#Myanmar #Burma Where's #Wirathu? Monk Says He’s Blocked on Social Media Hashtag sad face: image via Richard Potter @RichardSP86, 28 October 2014


Ravens | by jure_maticic

Ravens. Crows gather on fishing boats on Srilankan coast.: photo by Jure Maticic, 31 December 2016

Ravens | by jure_maticic

Ravens. Crows gather on fishing boats on Srilankan coast.: photo by Jure Maticic, 31 December 2016

Ravens | by jure_maticic

Ravens. Crows gather on fishing boats on Srilankan coast.: photo by Jure Maticic, 31 December 2016

Yangon - 2016 | by bek_the_sur

Yangon 2016: photo by Suresh Naganathan, 14 October 2016

Yangon - 2016 | by bek_the_sur

Yangon 2016: photo by Suresh Naganathan, 14 October 2016

Yangon - 2016 | by bek_the_sur

Yangon 2016: photo by Suresh Naganathan, 14 October 2016

Near Inle Lake (Myanmar 2016) | by bek_the_sur

Near Inle Lake, Myanmar (2016): photo by Suresh Naganathan, 21 October 2016

Near Inle Lake (Myanmar 2016) | by bek_the_sur

Near Inle Lake, Myanmar (2016): photo by Suresh Naganathan, 21 October 2016

Near Inle Lake (Myanmar 2016) | by bek_the_sur

Near Inle Lake, Myanmar (2016): photo by Suresh Naganathan, 21 October 2016

L1100719-veliky-ustyug2017 | by Emil Gataullin

L110719-veliky-ustyug2017. Veliky Ustyug, Vologda region, Russia, 2017: photo by Emil Gataullin, 26 July 2017
Ron Padgett: The Beautiful Contagion

It is incurably moving
to have your grandson fall asleep
with his head on your shoulder
as you tell him a story at bedtime
and think that some day he
will remember the sound of your voice
as it erased whatever it was
that might keep him awake and you hope
some day he too will be moved
when he thinks of it.
It's tempting to swell this out
into the idea that everyone living or dead
who consoled me as only elders can -- Homer,
Dante, and others big and small --
are my grandparents too, which they are,
but there's no need to.
It's nice enough tonight, snug
in a world as small as a child's bed.
                                                
                                                                     September 2017

L1160341-leshukonskoe2017 | by Emil Gataullin

L1160341leshukonskoe2017. Leshuknonskoe, Arkhangelsk region, Russia, 2017: photo by Emil Gataullin, 12 September 2017

Korolev 2011 | by Emil Gataullin

Korolev 2011: photo by Emil Gataullin, 7 September 2016

Moscow 2009 | by Emil Gataullin

Moscow 2009: photo by Emil Gataullin, 13 May 2016

Pavlovo | by Emil Gataullin

Pavlovo. Yaroslavl region, Russia, 2011: photo by Emil Gataullin, 23 June 2016

Сherntsovo | by Emil Gataullin

Cherntsovo. Cherntsovo, Vologda region, Russia, 2010: photo by Emil Gataullin, 30 March 2017

Сherntsovo | by Emil Gataullin

Cherntsovo. Cherntsovo, Vologda region, Russia, 2010: photo by Emil Gataullin, 30 March 2017

A Rohingya Muslim child sleeps after crossing the border from Myanmar, near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on September 10, 2017. 

Un petit réfugié endormi, près de Teknaf, le 10 septembre 2017.: photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP, 10 September 2017

Untitled | by Md. Imam Hasan

Untitled [Mumbai]: photo by Muhammad Imam Hasan, 9 September 2017

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Discarded items of clothing in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 21 September 2017

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Discarded items of clothing in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 21 September 2017

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Discarded items of clothing in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 21 September 2017

00048e1c | by sibomanaxyz987

00048e1c A young Rohingya refugee shelters from the rain with an umbrella while sitting at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 19, 2017. Pressure grew on Myanmar on September 18 as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated 'ethnic cleansing' campaign. (Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP Photo): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 21 September 2017

00048e1c | by sibomanaxyz987

00048e1c A young Rohingya refugee shelters from the rain with an umbrella while sitting at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 19, 2017. Pressure grew on Myanmar on September 18 as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated 'ethnic cleansing' campaign. (Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP Photo): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 21 September 2017

00048e1c | by sibomanaxyz987

00048e1c A young Rohingya refugee shelters from the rain with an umbrella while sitting at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 19, 2017. Pressure grew on Myanmar on September 18 as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated 'ethnic cleansing' campaign. (Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP Photo): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 21 September 2017

00048dd4 | by sibomanaxyz987

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Rohingya refugee children pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd4 | by sibomanaxyz987

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Rohingya refugee children pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd4 | by sibomanaxyz987
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Rohingya refugee children pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

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A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd5 | by sibomanaxyz987 

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A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd5 | by sibomanaxyz987
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A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd1 | by sibomanaxyz987

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Myanmar citizens hold placards and dance as they attend a public gathering held to listen to the live speech made by Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in front of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 September 2017. Suu Kyi used the speech to address national reconcilliation and peace efforts in Myanmar in the 18 months that the nation has been under civilian rule. The Myanmar military has been under increased international scrutiny due to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh caused by ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state due to a security crackdown. Authorities estimate that over 400,000 Rohingya have fled the violence in Rakhine State. (Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/EFE)
: image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd1 | by sibomanaxyz987
 

00048dd41 Myanmar citizens hold placards and dance as they attend a public gathering held to listen to the live speech made by Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in front of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 September 2017. Suu Kyi used the speech to address national reconcilliation and peace efforts in Myanmar in the 18 months that the nation has been under civilian rule. The Myanmar military has been under increased international scrutiny due to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh caused by ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state due to a security crackdown. Authorities estimate that over 400,000 Rohingya have fled the violence in Rakhine State. (Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/EFE): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017

00048dd1 | by sibomanaxyz987
 

00048dd41 Myanmar citizens hold placards and dance as they attend a public gathering held to listen to the live speech made by Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in front of City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 September 2017. Suu Kyi used the speech to address national reconcilliation and peace efforts in Myanmar in the 18 months that the nation has been under civilian rule. The Myanmar military has been under increased international scrutiny due to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh caused by ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state due to a security crackdown. Authorities estimate that over 400,000 Rohingya have fled the violence in Rakhine State. (Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/EFE): image by Jean Bosco SIBOMANA, 20 September 2017



Beams support a wall during the search for earthquake survivors at Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico Photo @BannyBcrril: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 21 September 2017

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Mexico Earthquake

A man walks his bike past a building felled by a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Buildings collapsed in Morelos state, including the town hall and local church in Jojutla near the quake's epicenter.: photo by Eduardo Verdugo/AP, 20 September 2017 
 
Mexico Earthquake


 man walks his bike past a building felled by a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Buildings collapsed in Morelos state, including the town hall and local church in Jojutla near the quake's epicenter.: photo by Eduardo Verdugo/AP, 20 September 2017

Mexico Earthquake

Emergency personnel search for survivors in a collapsed building in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico dealing a devastating amount of damage to buildings in Mexico City.: photo by Anthony Vazquez/AP, 20 September 2017 

 Mexico Earthquake

Emergency personnel search for survivors in a collapsed building in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico dealing a devastating amount of damage to buildings in Mexico City.: photo by Anthony Vazquez/AP, 20 September 2017

Mexico Earthquake

A man watching tv on the sidewalk outside is seen from inside the earthquake damaged building where 15 families live, in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Building residents said inspectors declared their building unsafe and the fifteen families who lived there are either camping out front of the building or have gone to stay with relatives. Pointing to decades of neglect by the building's rental corporation, they say they will camp out indefinitely, insisting that the government recognize their rights to the property and provide them a suitable place to live.: photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP, 20 September 2017 

Mexico Earthquake

A man watching tv on the sidewalk outside is seen from inside the earthquake damaged building where 15 families live, in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Building residents said inspectors declared their building unsafe and the fifteen families who lived there are either camping out front of the building or have gone to stay with relatives. Pointing to decades of neglect by the building's rental corporation, they say they will camp out indefinitely, insisting that the government recognize their rights to the property and provide them a suitable place to live.: photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP, 20 September 2017

Mexico Earthquake
Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Mexicans across the city are digging through collapsed buildings, trying to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses, toppled by a 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 200 people.: photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP, 20 September 2017

Mexico Earthquake

Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Mexicans across the city are digging through collapsed buildings, trying to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses, toppled by a 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 200 people.: photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP, 20 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks
A Rohingya Muslim woman stands drenched in the rain at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Groups of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar were on the move again Tuesday and Wednesday, forced by the rains to salvage what was left of their shanties and move toward drier ground in hopes of some relief.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

A Rohingya Muslim woman stands drenched in the rain at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Groups of Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar were on the move again Tuesday and Wednesday, forced by the rains to salvage what was left of their shanties and move toward drier ground in hopes of some relief.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

A Rohingya Muslim child cries as she stands amid a crowd of elders to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks, after security forces and allied mobs retaliated to a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

A Rohingya Muslim child cries as she stands amid a crowd of elders to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks, after security forces and allied mobs retaliated to a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

Displaced Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state in Myanmar walk near Ukhia, at the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as they flee violence on September 4, 2017.

Des déplacés rohingyas près d'Ukhia, au Bangladesh, après voir franchi la frontière avec la Birmanie, le 4 septembre 2017.: photo by K M Asad/AFP, 4 September 2017

Rohingya Muslim refugees in Jalpatoli refugee camp in the no-man's land area between Myanmar and Bangladesh watch as Myanmar soldiers patrol on the other side of the border, near Gumdhum village in Ukhia on September 16, 2017. 

Des Rohingyas, réfugiés du côté bengalais de la frontière, regardent passer de l'autre côté des soldats birmans, près de Gumdhum, le 16 septembre 2017.: photo by Dominique Faget/AFP, 16 September 2017

A Rohingya refugee woman sits next to a newly built makeshift shelter in a camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 9, 2017. Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have fled violence churning through Rakhine state into Bangladesh, the United Nations said o 

Un camp de réfugiés rohingyas à Ukhia, au Bangladesh, le 9 septembre 2017.: photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP, 9 September 2017

Rohingya refugees protect themself from the rain in Bangladesh's Balukhali refugee camp on September 17, 2017. 

Dans un camp de réfugiés rohingyas à Balukhali, au Bangladesh, le 17 septembre 2017.: photo by Dominique Faget/AFP, 17 September 2017

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait in line for relief supplies in Bangladesh's Balukhali refugee camp on September 15, 2017. 

Des réfugiés rohingyas attendent une distribution d'aide, dans le camp de Balukhali, au Bangladesh, le 15 septembre 2017.: photo by Dominique Faget/AFP, 15 September 2017

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / The bodies of Rohingya refugee are brought to shore on a boat by fellow Rohingyas after being recovered on the Naf river, as scores of refugees tried to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh, near Ulubunia in Ukhiya on September 

Des Rohingyas rapportent les corps de réfugiés qui flottaient dans la rivière Naf, qui sépare la Birmanie du Bangladesh, près d'Ulubania, le 6 septembre 2017.: photo by (AFP / K M Asad/AFP, 6 September 2017

Relatives of a Rohingya refugee comfort her after crossing the border from Myanmar by boat, on the Bangladeshi shore of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 14, 2017. 

Des proches d'une réfugiée rohingya essaient de la réconforter, après la traversée de la rivière Naf pour fuir la Birmansie. A Teknaf, Bangladesh, le 14 septembre 2017.: photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP, 14 September 2017

A Rohingya Muslim refugee child walks through Balukhali refugee camp near the Bangladesh town of Gumdhum on September 17, 2017.  

Dans le camp de réfugiés rohingyas de Balukhali, près de Gumdhum, Bangladesh, le 17 septembre 2017.: photo by Dominique Faget/AFP, 17 September 2017)

Rohingya Muslim refugee children follow a vehicle with relief supplies near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on September 10, 2017. 

Des enfants suivent un camion transportant de l'aide pour les réfugiés, près de Teknaf, le 10 septembre 2017: photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP, 10 September 2017

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar's Rakhine state holds a baby  after arriving at a refugee camp near the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf on September 5, 2017.
 
Dans un camp de réfugiés, près de Teknaf, le 5 septembre 2017.: photo by K M Asad/AFP, 5 September 2017



Dans le camp de réfugiés rohingyas de Thangkhali, dans le district de Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh près de la frontière avec la Birmanie. 17 septembre 2017.: photo by Dominique Faget/AFP, 17 September 2017

This photograph taken on September 12, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees arriving by boat, as smoke rises from fires on the shoreline behind them, at Shah Parir Dwip on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Des Rohingyas arrivent au Bangladesh, à Shah Parir Dwip, après une traversée de la rivière Naf qui sépare le pays de son voisin birman, le 12 septembre 2017.: photo by Adib Chowdhury/AFP, 12 September 2017



Dans le camp de réfugiés rohingyas de Thangkhali, dans le district de Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh près de la frontière avec la Birmanie. 17 septembre 2017.: photo by Dominique Faget/AFP, 17 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

Muddied clothing lay on a rain-soaked ground where Rohingya families earlier camped, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. As the numbers of Rohingya Muslims soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

Bangladesh Myanmar Attacks

 Muddied clothing lay on a rain-soaked ground where Rohingya families earlier camped, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. As the numbers of Rohingya Muslims soared to more than 420,000 in a matter of weeks, the local government has started moving them to newly allocated refugee camp areas. Many refused to move, terrified of being without shelter at all. But the rains washed away many shanties or made them uninhabitable.: photo by Bernat Armangue/AP, 20 September 2017

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No dumping | by ADMurr

No dumping [Clarksdale, MS]: photo by Andrew Murr, 20 September 2017

Credit | by ADMurr

Credit: photo by Andrew Murr, 29 March 2016

Curb and sky | by ADMurr

Curb and sky [Hollywood Hills]: photo by Andrew Murr, 20  September 2017

3 comments:

tpw said...

I'm with Sanders---I don't like it either. I do like Ron's poem, however. Thanks, Tom.

Hilton said...

Ron's poem terrific, deeply moving after seeing all the horror.

TC said...

Thanks Terry and Hilton, old time.

Would tend to agree completely with both of you in your wisdom about pretty much everything.

Re. the horror, only things I can think of that would be worse than contemplating it: 1) not wanting to know (denial); 2) pretending it's not there (lying).

Still... if only the horror would at least stand off a bit, though.

In that scale of disaster imminence, maybe Black Hole preferable. Kicking our Black Hole down the road... into, uh... the Black Hole?

No, can't kick it down the road. Too damn much traffic.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, though. If you can't hear the cries of the Rohingya from here, where are you.

Dunno, possibly it's just me. Or should I say probably? Hard for y.t. to believe there are private Holocausts -- you know, like Idahos.

Aren't all Holocausts, all ethnic cleansings (rinse and repeat), all monsoons, all typhoons, all earthquakes, all droughts, all floods ultimately for everybody, like it or not, responsible or not?

The horrors though, in any case.

If wonder of wonders one happens to be fortunate enough not to be a direct or even proximate victim of the horrors (increasingly a luxury), at least a remote knowledge of the acute suffering of others, particularly when as now so much of it is it is historical in nature, remains a sort of school of life conscious dunce's homework to try to somehow grasp.

I mean, the Style Section of the Sunday paper would of course have us believe there's a newly-invented self-driving, kick-started, go-fund-me'd, clean, well-lit, harm-free hybrid form of the human. Oh but it's still like, "in development". And, you know, not to forget... "it's a process".

Gwyneth's starting her own self-care channel though. That better mousetrap.

As we swirl down into the maelstrom of the glory hole, in our private outhouse universe.