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Monday, 11 June 2018

Justified | decline of the west | holy water, on the rocks | double dream death date outdoor movie

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A picture says a 1000 words. No matter how he obsessively harnesses his raging insecurity and jealousy in trying to demean/delegitimize him, @POTUS will never, ever EVER be even 1/100th the successful and popular man and president @BarackObama is. Ever. #Trump #obama #G7: image via Andy Ostroy @AndyOstroy, 10 June 2018

 

One scene - four different perspectives #G7 1) by Merkel‘s team: image via Fabian Reinbold @fabreinbold, 10 June 2018

 

One scene - four different perspectives #G7 2) by Macron’s team : image via Fabian Reinbold @fabreinbold, 10 June 2018
 

One scene - four different perspectives #G7 3) by Conte’s team: image via Fabian Reinbold @fabreinbold, 10 June 2018 

 
One scene - four different perspectives #G7 4) by Trump’s team: image via Fabian Reinbold @fabreinbold, 10 June 2018 



...and two more: 5) by Trudeau‘s photographer: image via Fabian Reinbold @fabreinbold, 9 June 2018
 
 

...and 6) by Abe‘s team: image via Fabian Reinbold @fabreinbold, 9 June 2018 


Replying to @fabreinbold @ataner What it puts me in mind of: image via AnaKaye @the_coffeebuzz, 10 June 2018


Replying to @fabreinbold Just take a look at the Macron’s eyes: image via Alix @MrStabilo, 10 June 2018


Replying to @fabreinbold @Yussy_Cat: image via no @therealsnorky, 10 June 2018

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Oswald Spengler: Der Untergang des Abendlandes  (The Decline of the West), first edition cover: C.H. Beck Verlag, München, 1922: image by  Perceval, 2005  
 

@realDonaldTrump walks off Air Force One as he arrives at the Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore where he is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday.: image via Doug Mills dougmillsnyt, 10 June 2018
Justified


Fred Delicious Retweeted David A. Clarke, Jr.
Fred Delicious added,
lol imagine if the horse said no
image via Fred Delicious @Fred_Delicious, 10 June 2018 


Sainsbury's are selling Brexit wizards. Want to keep non-racists away from your house? Brexit Wizard by Sainsbury's.: image via Fred Delicious @Fred_Delicious, 10 June 2018
 

17 minutes though: image via Sara @Slouloulou, 9 June 2018

 A couple sat next to me on the tube then the woman got up and went and sat somewhere else and the man followed. Not sure how to take that: tweet via Sara @Slouloulou, 9 June 2018

Maybe it's the tissue full of hayfever I have sticking out of my bra: tweet via Sara @Slouloulou, 9 June 2018
 

The man in the amazing trousers is making the couple that moved away from me take photos of him while he poses with his sunglasses and a satchel.: image via Sara @Slouloulou, 9 June 2018
 

Tube pigeon: image via Sara @Slouloulou, 9 June 2018



Who wore it better: image via Bucky Isotope @BuckyIsotope, 10 June 2018


Who wore it better: image via Bucky Isotope @BuckyIsotope, 10 June 2018


 
 MERKEL: and that’s why Pantera is the greatest metal band of all time TRUMP: I still say Winger: image via Bucky Isotope @BuckyIsotope, 10 June 2018


Robert De Niro drops the F-bomb on Donald Trump at the #TonyAwards: image via Bloomberg Business @business, 10 June 2018
 
"I'm gonna say one thing, Fuck Trump!" - Robert DeNiro #TonyAwards: tweet via El Aquelarre @ElAquelarre, 10 June 2018

Robert DeNiro yelling "Fuck Trump!" is ALL OF US. #TonyAwards #RobertDeNiro #The Tonys #FuckTrump: tweet via Xavier Gonzalez Jr @xgonzalezjr, 10 June 2018

De Niro: “FUCK TRUMP!” Standing O. Repeats it! TV production people wearing headsets are staring at each other with mouths agape. Amazing live TV moment.: tweet via Scott Feinberg @ScottFeinberg, 10 June 2018


North Korean visitors walk past a painting depicting US soldiers torturing detainees at the Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities: photo by AFP, 6 June 2018


North Koreans take part in a 'revenge pledging' ceremony at the Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities: photo by AFP, 6 June 2018


North Koreans are taught throughout their lives to loathe the United States: photo by AFP, 6 June 2018

Lessons in loathing at North Korea's museum to 'US atrocity': Daniel Berger, AFP News, 6 June 2018

Every few minutes a new set of visitors arrives at the 'Revenge-Pledging Place' at North Korea's Sinchon Museum, where regime propaganda insists US troops massacred more than 35,000 people during the Korean War.

A volunteer among the group - they could be from a school, army unit, factory or official organisation - stands up in the concrete amphitheatre, where a mural reads "Let us drive out the Americans and reunify our nation", to issue a vitriolic denunciation of the US.

Fists clenched in the air, the crowd responds with unison shouts: "Smash! Smash! Smash!"
Opposition to the United States is a fundamental cornerstone of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the North is officially known.

Pyongyang says the nuclear arsenal it has spent decades developing, suffering sanctions and isolation as a result, is to defend itself from a possible US invasion.

That means next week's Singapore summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump - where the North's weapons will top the agenda - presents a potential conundrum: could making peace with the enemy undermine the authorities' claim to legitimacy?

The Kim dynasty bases its right to rule in founder Kim Il Sung's role in the 20th century fight against Japanese colonial rule.

According to the orthodoxy, that historic mission was interrupted when the US and Soviet Union divided the peninsula between them after Tokyo's surrender ended the Second World War. The North's attempt to reunify it by force with its 1950 invasion was then thwarted again by a US-led United Nations coalition.

The vilification of the US - and Japan - is constant in the North, from books and films to education centres in Pyongyang and across the country, including the centrepiece museum in Sinchon, which receives 500,000 visitors a year according to the official KCNA news agency.

It portrays US troops committing a litany of atrocities in the area, their hands gnarled and their features twisted as they drive nails into their defiant victims' heads, crush them to death, or cut off a woman's breast.

The Americans, said guide Ri Kum Ju, even engaged in cannibalism.

"They killed people individually in brutal ways beyond human imagination, including pulling out eyeballs, searing the entire body with hot iron or cutting pieces of flesh and eating it with salt."

There is one fundamental problem with this narrative: whatever happened at Sinchon in the autumn of 1950 - and the exact details including the true toll are lost to the chaos of conflict - independent researchers say there is no evidence it was carried out by the US.

- 'Wolves in human form' -

According to Leeds University historian Adam Cathcart, who has researched Sinchon extensively, the first foreign unit on the scene was British rather than American, and the town was of little interest to the US-led allied troops, including South Korean forces, who were advancing rapidly northwards Pyongyang.

There were undoubtedly atrocities on both sides in the war, which saw millions killed in just three years, but Cathcart says there were waves of retribution killings in and around Sinchon county that autumn between Communists, and Christians and other anti-regime elements.

"This was a case of Koreans killing Koreans in the fog of war, not an American attempt to wipe out an entire county of communists through medieval methods," he says.

The North's portrayal of Sinchon was "simply extremely out of line with the reality of the war", he told AFP, but had "underpinned a great deal of anti-US propaganda".

One of the key exhibits at the museum is resident Ju Sang Won, now in his 70s, who says his father was dismembered by being pulled apart between two carts, and that he survived the killing of hundreds of people who were forced into a powder magazine that was then blown up.

"The US imperialists are a pack of wolves in human form," he said. "We are in a quasi state of war. We must fight the American bastards to the end."

A potential peace treaty to formally end the Korean War - hostilities stopped in 1953 only with a ceasefire - is likely to be discussed in Singapore, but without the framework of US imperialism, said Robert Kelly of Pusan National University, Pyongyang would struggle "to explain ideologically to North Koreans why Korea is still divided".

Other analysts are more optimistic. "We saw in the cases of China and Vietnam how Communist propaganda could repurpose their messaging away from anti-American vitriol," said John Delury of Yonsei University. "Both systems 'survived' the loss of the US as an enemy state."

Even so, primary school vice director Jang Yun Chang, who led the chants outside the Sinchon museum, was adamant.

"I will deeply ingrain in my students the brutal nature of the US imperialists, and that it will never change," he said. "My spirit for revenge is growing stronger."

on the rocks : double dream death date outdoor movie
 
Hebei announce the signing of Chris Coleman on their Weibo page.

When B saw A making out with millennial paparazzi in Cannes, he flipt in the first scene double dream death date outdoor movie
Welcome and happy birthday ! mr C 
said Hebei

Chet, 1952 | by MichaelRyerson

Chet, 1952 | Chet Baker in a recording session, 1952, photo by William Claxton. This is about the time he joined the Gerry Mulligan Quartet. After the Army but before Terminal Island.: photo by Michael Ryerson, 8 June 2018
 

It was supposed to look like a murder/suicide. That had been the plan all along. The plan that had been in place since March. Then, as she began to get more and more attention and acclaim, suddenly her schedule was too busy and she couldn't make it. What to do, what to do? Improvise. Do what they always do. Make it look like all the rest they have done, but also make sure they send a message to her. Apparently they sent her a picture with no words. Just the picture. I'm guessing she got the message. In the next few weeks we will see if she ignores the message or continues to be brave and fight the good fight.

Crazy Days and Nights, Friday, June 08, 2018: Four For Friday: She Didn't Go


Happy together: Argento shared a photo of herself and Bourdain last week in Firenze (above) that showed them embracing after wrapping a new episode of Bourdain's show.

Not backing down: Argento was one of the first actresses to accuse disgraced mogul Harvey Weimstein of sexual assault (pair above in 2004) 

Not backing down: Argento was one of the first actresses to accuse disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault (pair above in 2004): image via Daily Mail, 10 June 2018

Celebratory mood: Asia Argento spent the weekend in Rome with reporter Hugo Clement, with the two seen smiling as they walked through the streets of Rome (Argento and Clement above on Sunday)

Celebratory mood: Asia Argento spent the weekend in Rome with reporter Hugo Clement, with the two seen smiling as they walked through the streets of Rome (Argento and Clement above on Sunday): image via Daily Mail, 10 June 2018



rolling into Singapore like: image via Benjamin Haas @haasbenjamin, 4 June 2018
 

A nice enough fellow, in an ingenuous sort of way, 1934 | by MichaelRyerson

A nice enough fellow, in an ingenuous sort of way, 1934 | “Nobody yelled or ran out of the door. Nobody blew a police whistle. Everything was quiet and sunny and calm. No cause for excitement whatever. A nice enough fellow, in an ingenuous sort of way.” ― Raymond Chandler, The Lady in the Lake. Victim’s feet hung up on bed, 13 September 1934, LAPD photographer: Oliver: LAPD crime scene photo: photo by Michael Ryerson, 9 June 2018


holy water

Untitled | by Eleni.Rim

Untitled: photo by Eleni Rimontaki, 13 April 2018 

The esthete | by mr.reverend

The esthete [Roma]: photo by mr.reverend, 19 April 2018
   
340 | by pkomo


Wedding | Istanbul: photo by Adam Dzieciolkiewicz, 8 April 2018 

Untitled | by Kristian Leven


Untitled | by Kristian Leven


Untitled | by Kristian Leven

#292 | by (aiche)

#292: photo by (aiche), 18 May 2018 

#292 | by (aiche)

#292: photo by (aiche), 18 May 2018 

#292 | by (aiche)

#292: photo by (aiche), 18 May 2018  

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled |  Havana, Cuba, 2018: photo by Gustavo Minas, 7 January 2018

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled |  Havana, Cuba, 2018: photo by Gustavo Minas, 7 January 2018

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Untitled |  Havana, Cuba, 2018: photo by Gustavo Minas, 7 January 2018

Dhaka Street #149 শরৎ Means Autumn | by سلطان محمود


Dhaka Street #149 শরৎ Means Autumn | by سلطان محمود


Dhaka Street #149 শরৎ Means Autumn | by سلطان محمود

2 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

As ugly as Drumpf is, his presence shows up the G7 lie nicely.

TC said...

That's one club he doesn't want to be in. His failure to conceal his contempt appears to have come as a shock to those who have not been observing his evolution.

Lost in the joy (relief?) over Singapore was the quick news bit about Larry Kudlow, economic advisor, seen in close corridor company in Charlevoix with Kelly the minder and Drumpf, architect of the stunning G7 volte face.

It appears that someone was going to have to fall on something, a sword, a banana peel, that extra bit of stress from overtasking - Larry K, just back from Canada, heart attack.