Nov 26, 2016

đại hàn yêu cầu tt từ chức



(CNN) Approval ratings for South Korean President Park Geun-hye have dipped into single digits -- and protests calling for her ouster swelled to hundreds of thousands of people Saturday.

In the face of cold and snow, demonstrators filed into the streets of Seoul over the growing scandal that has engulfed Park's presidency and plunged the nation's government into uncertainty.
Massive protests have broken out since late October, and the latest marked the fifth consecutive week of such an immense demonstration.
Organizers of Saturday's protest had called for 2 million people to hit the streets -- no small feat for a country of 50 million. Protesters clutched umbrellas, signs and candles near the Blue House, the presidential residence, in Seoul. Organizers also had called for rallies in other cities, too.
There were small gatherings of support for Park, but they were a fraction of the demonstration against her.

cnn.com

because a dictator has died



La Isla Bonita, Cuban guitarists, singer Alizee

Nov 23, 2016

happy thanksgiving



Còn Hơn Là Một Ngày 

More Than A Day
by Karl Fuchs

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

Và mùa Lễ Tạ Ân nhộn nhịp đây đó,
Mùa Lễ đem về  những, căn phúc.
Người có thể nghĩ mình nghèo túng,
Cảm thấy vô dụng, phập phồng âu lo,
Nhưng thật ra, ta giàu sang vô cùng.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

Ta có những bạn và gia đình thương yêu;
Ta còn lời khuyên cung cao tầng trời.
Nhiều thật nhiều
Hơn những gì người ta trưng bán,
Ta giàu có, khi dám lăn mình đương chịu.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.

Vậy cứ hãy chúc lành, tôi nói;
Để ngày Tạ Ân mãi hơn là một ngày
Nếm vị ngon mà bạn có;
Biết rằng còn hơn là hiện hữu,
Và bạn sẽ xua đi những phiền não lo toan.

Northwest, Nov. 2016 

xjp vs ttp

Xi: nị không có TTP thì nị có ngộ TCB OK ! Khà khà khà !

Image result for 2 koalasImage result for xi jinping and nguyen phu trong

  Xi Jinping: Oh my little love, you don't need to worry about the TTP being threw away by Trump.  You   have got my own XJP  right ? Enjoy it, my sweetheart ! Heh heh heh !      

                                       

Nov 21, 2016

week 11, seahawks vs eagles


The Seahawks secured a 26-15 victory over the Eagles in Week 11 at CenturyLink Field. Here's what Philadelphia had to say to the media after the game: Read
Head Coach Doug Pederson
(On if this game is a good measuring stick for where you want to go…) “I think so. I think it’s a benchmark for us. You look at certain games on your schedule and obviously this is one. They are a team that is playing extremely well. We were coming off of a good win a week ago. These are benchmark games. I’ve learned in my career as a player and a coach that things are never as bad as they seem and they're never as good as they seem. We will get a chance to evaluate this game on the plane back. We will make the necessary adjustments. We have some time coming up this week. We, myself included, just have to get better.”

seahawks.com

Nov 20, 2016

week 10, seahawks vs patriots


















The Seahawks secured a 31-24 victory over the Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 10 at Gillette Stadium. Here's what New England had to say to the media after the game: Read
Head Coach Bill Belichick

(Opening…) "Well, I thought that was a tremendous effort by both teams tonight. That's about as competitive of a game as you can get. Unfortunately, we just couldn't quite make enough plays and we could certainly micro analyze probably 100 plays in the game. They're all important. They're all critical. You get into a close game like that and there's a lot of things that could've made a difference one way or the other. But in the end give Seattle credit. They've got a good football team and they played just a little bit better than we did tonight and I'm proud of the way we competed.”

(On sometimes having to just tip your cap to a player like Russell Wilson after a performance like the one he had…) "That’s the first thing I said; the first thing I said. Give Seattle credit. They have a good football team. They're well-coached. They're very well-coached. They're tough. They compete on every play. They have a lot of good players. They have a lot of good players who play good, as we do. It can't get much more competitive than it was out there tonight but give them credit. They made more plays than we did. They did a little more than we did tonight. That's why they won. We've got to do a better job.

  seahawks.com

Nov 19, 2016

tam cố thảo lư cầu hiền

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Trump & Pence gặp Mitt Romney tại Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
có thể Romney sẽ được đề cử vào chức vụ Bộ Trưởng Ngoại Giao, nhân vật thứ 3 sau TT và PTT. 

Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney on Saturday afternoon, bringing together the president-elect and his most prominent Republican critic during the campaign in a highly anticipated get-together.

The meeting between the two rivals who now seem to want to make peace began around 1 p.m. at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Romney shook hands with the president-elect as he greeted him at the door of the clubhouse, saying "Mr. president-elect how are you sir?"

Trump gave the same response as both gripped each other's arms. Romney then shook hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and patted him on the back as the threesome walked into the clubhouse together, according to a pool report.

usatoday

Nov 18, 2016

múc cả bầu trời nhũ ánh ngân giang


Image result for moon on river

Vừng Thu

Autumn Haiku

Vừng Thu thơm thoáng rượu nồng
Mạn thuyền sóng sánh phiêu bồng chiều hôm
Ta ngồi giữa chiếc thuyền con
Mùa Thu bày chén trăng non lưng trời

The smell of sake,
and the waves,
and the wine-cup (moon)
- Basho

Chiếc xa quay nước khoan hời
Múc cả bầu trời nhũ ánh Ngân Giang
Hoàng hôn sắp cánh hoàng lan
Vòng xa trút xuống khối mang Thiên Hà

The water wheel spins
holding up the milky way,
and then spills it out.
– Kawasaki Tenkō


Thác đâu gầm tiếng xa xa
Đường ven cố lý quen ta đã từng
Hỏi người thôn dã trên đường
Phải chi tiếng thác thưa rằng tiếng Thu

A great waterfall
its steady roar joined
by autumn’s voices
– Shinoda Teijirō

Ta về thăm lại gốc xưa
Gặp hồn ma cũ bên thưa âm phần
Kẻ âm cùng với người dương
Giốc hơi rượu hạt sương lan cuối nguồn

All the honored ghosts –
polite, but surely wanted
better drinking games.
– Issa

Image result for havest season

Mùa Thu thắp lễ Tạ Ân
Người yêu cùng với người thương gọi về
Nhìn, ta chợt cúi hương thề
Lòng ta hỏi lại đêm mùa gian nan

a Thanksgiving comes
and as the blessing is said
I offer my own
- JB

Ngày mùa ban khắp nhân gian
Ngày ta còn bé miên man giấc vàng
Nhà nông gom cánh đồng vang
Ta đem chiếc bánh cho nàng trăng Thu

my favorite time
devouring the luscious fowl
trimmed with great harvest
-  Jordan Brazell


Northwest, Thanksgiving 2016

Lý Ốc BR

chuyển sang thơ lục bát từ nguồn Anh Ngữ:
autumn-haiku ; thanksgiving haiku poems

Nov 17, 2016

đạo luật ngăn chận sự mờ ám

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Đạo luật ngăn chận sự mờ ám khi trao đổi công nhân với ngoại quốc

Image result for JPMorgan bankNgân Hàng JPMorgan bị phạt $264  triệu do mướn các tập sự viên người China một cách mờ ám và không đúng luật.

Regulators slapped JPMorgan (JPM) with $264 million in fines and said the bank "corruptly influenced government officials" with its hiring practices in China.
The settlement ends a three-year investigation into JPMorgan and marks one of the first major crackdowns on a big U.S. bank for running afoul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Known as the FCPA, the law prohibits companies from making payments or giving "anything of value" to win business from foreign officials.

Over the course of seven years, JPMorgan hired about 100 interns and full-time employees at the request of foreign government officials, according to authorities. These jobs scored JPMorgan more than $100 million in business.
JPMorgan's $264 million in fines is being divided up among multiple government agencies. The bank has agreed to pay more than $130 million to the SEC, $72 million to the Justice Department and $62 million to the Federal Reserve.

Source: cnn

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act  is a United States federal law known primarily for two of its main provisions, one that addresses accounting transparency requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and another concerning bribery of foreign officials.

Nov 15, 2016

bob dylan: tôi không viết nhạc phản kháng




The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature đã được tặng thưởng cho Bob Dylan ca sĩ kiêm nhạc sĩ người Mỹ, vì “đã sáng tạo nên lối mới đem diễn ngôn thơ vào nền ca nhạc truyền thống Hoa Kỳ trác tuyệt.”

Nobel Prize in Literature trao tặng dựa trên sự nghiệp của tác giả. Đã đành. Nhưng còn một ý nghĩa nữa là cho sự phát triển của chính nền văn hóa bản địa quốc gia đó. Tagore với văn hóa Ấn Độ. Gabriel García Márquez với văn hóa Spanish. Yasunari Kawabata Nhật hoặc Mạc Ngôn và Trung Hoa v.v…
Dĩ nhiên, họ là những dại diện có thể là đầu tiên, tiêu biểu, xuất sắc (trong giai đoạn hoặc thời điểm đó). Bob Dylan đem diễn ngôn thơ vào nhạc nhưng là dòng ca nhạc vĩ đại của Hoa Kỳ.
Nếu lấy mốc điểm bài ca “Blowing In The Wind” được viết năm 1962, một ca khúc đầy chất thơ, với giai điệu đẹp và tiết tấu của dân ca, thì phải nhìn nhận trước đó, ca nhạc Pop Rock của Mỹ có lời ca lyrics khá đơn sơ và kém thi ca so về sau nầy. Và, nhạc khúc hiện đại của Mỹ tràn ngập chất thơ:

Just A Kiss

Artist: Lady Antebellum
Album: Own the Night
Released: 2011
Genres: Country, Pop


Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight
Just a touch of the fire burning so bright
No I don’t want to mess this thing up
I don’t want to push too far
Just a shot in the dark that you just might
Be the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life
So baby I’m alright, with just a kiss goodnight

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"Blowing In The Wind" song facts:

. Dylan viết bản này gợi hứng từ giai điệu một bản dân ca  xưa của người nô lệ  "No More Auction Block" mà ông nghe được đĩa nhạc của Carter family records.
. Ông xác nhận bản này không phải là một loại nhạc phản kháng dưới bất cứ hình thức nào bởi vì,ông nói: "Tôi không viết nhạc phản kháng."

Dylan claims that he wrote this song in about 10 minutes one afternoon. He put words to the melody of an old slave song called "No More Auction Block," which he might have learned from Carter family records. In the evening, Dylan took the song to the nightclub Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village, where he was due to play a set. Before playing it, he announced, "This here ain't no protest song or anything like that, 'cause I don't write no protest songs." During this first performance, Dylan couldn't read some of his own handwriting and made up some of the lyrics as he went along.

 Source:  songfacts.com

Nov 13, 2016

vietnam steel or china steel ?

Thép Trung Quốc xuất qua ngả Việt Nam


                                       


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Commerce Department on Monday launched two new investigations into whether Chinese steelmakers are shipping metal to the U.S. via Vietnam to evade U.S. import tariffs.

The moves follow complaints made in September by U.S. makers of steel, who say Chinese mills are making steel and then shipping it to Vietnam for processing, in effect laundering the steel as Vietnamese.

Vietnam has emerged as the U.S.’s biggest new source of steel this year, with imports from Vietnam increasing to 556,000 metric tons during the first nine months of 2016, from 36,000 tons in the first nine months of last year, a surge that helped to deflate domestic steel prices and keep pressure on profit margins in the U.S. 


Source: WSJ



Nov 10, 2016

cartoons around the world

Image result for US Presidential Election 2016Image result for Damien Glez                                       


Image result for CartoonistImage result for The Sydney Morning Herald             


               
 Source:  cnn