Mar 29, 2017

national vietnam war veterans day on march 29

TT Trump  ký dự luật S. 305, đã  được QH thông qua, trở thành luật Ngày Cựu Chiến Binh Chiến Tranh Việt Nam, sẽ là ngày 29 tháng Ba hằng năm.

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced legislation in 2017 to honor Vietnam Veterans with a day on the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam.  President Donal Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Day Act on March 28, 2017, calling for U.S. flags to be flown for those who served on March 29.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history.

It was on March 29, 1973, when combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. Generations later, Veterans of this time period are gaining the respect that was not so freely given upon their return. Involving five U.S. presidents, crossing nearly two decades and 500,000 U.S.military personnel, it left an indelible mark on the American psyche.

Returning Veterans did not always receive respectful welcomes upon their arrive on American soil. There were 58,000 killed, never to return. National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognize the military service of these men and women who answered the call to service their country when she needed them. They didn’t make the decisions to go to war.

On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we recognize the service and duty rendered by all servicemen and women of this era.

 nationaldaycalendar.com

the economy is finally back to normal



Seal of the United States Federal Reserve System.svgCongratulations, America. The economy is finally back to normal.
That's what John Williams, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, declared Wednesday.
"The data have spoken, and the message is clear: We've largely attained the hard-sought recovery we've been after for the past nine years," Williams told the Forecasters Club, a gathering of economists, in New York. He dubbed it a "Goldilocks economy."
Unemployment peaked at 10% after the Great Recession. Today it's just 4.7%, a level Williams said constitutes "full employment" because there will always be some job seekers, even in a healthy economy. Inflation is also "nearing" the Fed's goal of 2%, he said.
The Fed raised interest rates this month for only the third time since the financial crisis. The central bank is expected to raise rates two more times this year, but Williams hinted again that three more hikes might be appropriate in 2017.

  cnn.com

Mar 27, 2017

johanna harmon's figurative paintings


Image result for johanna harmon paintingsJohanna Harmon 1968 | American Figurative painter | Spring's Warmth

Johanna Harmon 1968 | American Figurative painter | Spring's WarmthImage result for johanna harmon paintings


Image result for johanna harmon paintingsJohanna paints her figures both accurately and beautifully. Observations and emotions are balanced within her canvases by her mastery of the formal aspects art and her reverence and compassion for her subjects. Her models are mostly females, they differ in their ethnicity and are often times dancers, mothers with their children and young women in contemplative poses. Since committing to a career painting full-time, Johanna has enjoyed a great deal of recognition. She has won numerous awards including the Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence at the OPA National Juried Exhibition in 2005, the William Schneider OPA Award of Excellence in 2003, and Best of Show at the Scottsdale Artist’s School’s Best and the Brightest Show in 2001. Her work has been featured in such publications as Focus Santa Fe and Southwest Art and on the cover of Arizona Trends. She currently lives just outside of Denver, Colorado.

Johanna Harmon

Mar 21, 2017

Mar 20, 2017

vn or a district of china ?


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Image result for nguyen phu trong xi jinping Top leaders of China's Yunnan Province and the four Vietnamese cities and provinces of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh and Lao Cai gathered here early this month for their first meeting on the issue, touching measures to facilitate the construction of the economic corridor involving Yunnan's capital city Kunming and the four localities, mainly by giving a boost to transport, trade, tourism and investment.

The medium-and long-term plan also includes another economic corridor involving Nanning city in China's Guangxi province and the three Vietnamese localities of Lang Son, Hanoi and Hai Phong, and the Beibu Gulf economic belt.

TQ và chiến lược kinh tế quân sự kềm tỏa và hút máu VN.  "Two Corridors and One Economic Circle" plan. Một con đường sắt từ Côn Minh - Kunming thủ phủ tỉnh Vân Nam -Yunnan băng qua Lào Cai xuống thẳng Hà Nội. Một đường sắt khác từ Nam Ninh -Naning thủ phủ khu tự trị dân tộc Choang tỉnh Quảng Tây- Quangxi Trung Quốc qua Lạng Sơn, Hải Phòng rồi trực chỉ Hà Nội. Trên thực tế đây là bản đồ mới mà TQ biểu thị Hà Nội (thủ đô VN) chẳng qua chỉ là một quận huyện chịu sự quản trị và chỉ đạo của 2 tỉnh biên giới là Vân Nam và Quảng Tây của họ. 2 con đường sắt như 2 mũi tên đâm vào trái tim thủ đô VN .

chinadaily ;   xinhuanet

Mar 18, 2017

us-mexico border wall

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Không thể leo qua nhưng phải đẹp và hòa hợp với phong cảnh môi trường cả 2 phía

Washington (CNN)It should be tall, climb-resistant, difficult to penetrate and blend into the landscape.
Those are among the requirements for the US-Mexico border wall released by the federal government late Friday, kicking off a bidding process that will lead to one of the largest government construction projects in US history.
"The wall design shall be physically imposing in height," Customs and Border Protection outlined in the notice for contractors. That means 30 feet tall, although the officials wrote that "designs with heights of at least 18 feet may be acceptable."

Mar 15, 2017

female comedian


lê uyên phương


Lê Uyên Phương đôi tình nhân song ca  nhạc Việt chưa có đối thủ





Mar 11, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

tt park geun-hye bị truất phế


Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korea's Constitutional Court has upheld a decision by the country's National Assembly to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
The decision was unanimous, with all eight judges on the court voting to remove Park, the country's first female president, from office.
Park is the first South Korean President to be impeached. An election for her replacement must be held within 60 days.

The decision was announced by Justice Lee Jung-mi in a live, national broadcast.
Police issued the "Gabho" emergency order in Seoul ahead of Friday's announcement, the highest level possible.

Mar 6, 2017

đá, chẳng đá nào lên tiếng với

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Thắp Tạ
Một mai nàng lên núi Chan Chứa
Hỏi tìm cho gặp đá Tiên Tri
Về  sau đời có ra sao nữa
Cũng đã đành tâm sẵn một bề
Đá, chẳng đá nào lên tiếng với
Nàng đi thôi đã nát chân hồng
Nghe con vượn ẩn thân khóc hối
Một lần bỏ lỡ chuyến lìa non
Một mai nàng vô rừng u ẩn
Nhặt trái nưa về nhuộm dạ sầu
Thấy trăm họ cỏ cây chen quấn
Nương náu nhau mà tội nợ nhau
Con loan con phượng bay đâu lạc
Đến nỗi nào sao chẳng gọi bầy
Nếu như hoa biết chiều nay rụng
Âu cũng vui mà nở sáng nay
Một mai nàng qua cầu cam mặc
Mưa nắng gì thôi cũng một thì
Rau hạnh rau vi từ lúc có
Chưa từng nguôi biếc bãi Kinh Thi
Cửa đẩy lầm vô lường cuộc diện
Ba ngàn thế giới đã nhà chưa
Lâu ngày thân thế rách như gió
Thấy lại mình như kẻ đáng ngờ
Một mai nàng đến thành hoa gấm
Hát một chiều tiền tưởng ngập chân
Vui nốn náo trời thốc tháo biển
Một lần thử đổi bỏ chân thân
Gà nửa khuya gáy xộ trăng muộn
Ai hồ nghi lộn kiếp bên này?
Con chó khóc tru ngoài địa giới
Ngờ ngợ người góc biển chân mây
Một mai nàng ra bãi vô định
Nhìn sông đổi dòng núi chuyển chân
Mây bay bay như những vẫy biệt
Nàng đứng cho tàn  một nén nhang
Thắp tạ càn khôn một vô ích
Thắp tạ nhân quần một luyến thương
Biển Đông đã một ngày xe cát
Khuất giạt mơ lai kiếp dã tràng
7.1998 
Tô Thùy Yên

Mar 5, 2017

điều mật nhiệm của trần gian

La La Land’s conclusion seems sad, but really, it’s just uncharacteristically subtle.
Kết cuộc phim La La Land hơi đượm buồn, nhưng thực tế, nó chỉ mang điều mật nhiệm của trần gian

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) in LA LA LAND.
Sebastian & Mia
In every song-and-dance number, La La Land fusses with its genre. The story adheres to some conventions of Golden Age Hollywood musicals, and dismisses others. (Director Damien Chazelle really milks the humor in moments when modern conventions disrupt into the genre’s stylistic shorthands.) The boldest thing about La La Land is not the songs (because, come on, there are really two good ones) but that it asks its audience to understand that a happy ending doesn’t require its leads to still be in love. Sebastian and Mia live two parallel love stories: She has movies and he has jazz. They both end up with what they wanted in the end, and the movie doubles down on their separate journeys. The movie doesn’t give us a dramatic “I choose me” monologue; it has the good manners to just to let the main characters be quietly selfish.

Image result for la la landBesides, that kind of big declaration wouldn’t fit in this movie, which hints throughout its run time
 that the two leads weren’t exactly made for each other. Mia and Sebastian are a dazzling couple when they dance, but not when they do much else. They overdress to go to the movies and guilt each other into being more ambitious. Even that last stunning sequence of Sebastian’s idealized life with Mia — itself a nod to the dream ballets of earlier musicals — leaves his own life incomplete; nothing, not even a Technicolor fantasy, could let both of them have it all together. Sebastian dreams up Mia achieving modest success, but even in that wildest of dreams, he’s without his jazz club. It’s only in real life, when Mia returns to her taste in dark-haired, serious men (her husband looks remarkably similar to the guy she was dating at the beginning of the film) that she can have everything she wants. La La Land’s conclusion seems sad, but really, it’s just uncharacteristically subtle.

còn quê hương thì còn danh thơm





Sáng Danh Lạc Hồng
Hùng ca: Cục Chính Huấn VNCH

Một người ngã gục là mười người đứng lên.
Mười người ngã gục là ngàn người đứng lên.
Ngàn người ngã gục là vạn người đứng lên.
Mình mà ngã gục là dòng Lạc Hồng đứng lên.

Đứng lên đứng lên cùng một lòng
Cứu nguy cứu nguy người Việt hùng
Dù xương rơi trắng đồng, ruộng nương loang máu hồng
Cho quê hương cho quê hương, muôn năm vẫn còn muôn năm vẫn còn

Còn quên hương thì còn cơm ngon
Còn quê hương thì còn danh thơm
Còn quê hương thì còn yêu đương
Và còn tất cả tất cả tất cả những gì mình thiết tha.

Mar 1, 2017

first address to congress


My job is not to represent the world.  My job is to represent the United States of America.(President Trump speech)

Việc của tôi không đại diện cho thế giới. Công việc của tôi là đại diện cho nước Mỹ.(trích, diễn văn của TT Trump)



(CNN)President Donald Trump's first address to Congress received largely positive reviews from viewers, with 57% who tuned in saying they had a very positive reaction to the speech, according to a new CNN/ORC poll of speech-watchers.
Nearly 7-in-10 who watched said the President's proposed policies would move the country in the right direction and almost two-thirds said the president has the right priorities for the country. Overall, about 7-in-10 said the speech made them feel more optimistic about the direction of the country.