A Thai Buddhist sect, which in under investigation for financial irregularities, is making a petition to the US Government for help. Which is odd, because the United States has absolutely no involvement in the case. This is not the only thing that is odd about the Dhammakaya Sect. Buddhism is generally an individualistic religion in which a person seeks enlightenment by reclusive meditation. Dhammakaya by contrast goes in for mass gatherings and its facilities can accommodate more than a million people in a building that is shaped like a flying saucer.
Hoping to draw on China experience with the Uighurs, Burma Army chief General Min Aung Hlaing discussed Burma's military position. He said that he hoped that ethnic armed groups would disarm in their pursuit of peace, during a meeting with a Chinese diplomat, according to the military-owned Myawaddy newspaper. Min Aung Hlaing was offering his views on the stalled nationwide ceasefire process and the Kokang conflict along the Burma-China border during the meeting with China’s Asian affairs envoy Sun Guoxiang in Naypyidaw on Monday.
The Burma army is conducting a war against many ethnic minority groups in the country.
Obama phoned the new Philippine President, known as “The Punisher” to congratulate him on a “vibrant democracy”. The president highlighted “the enduring values that underpin our thriving alliance”. However, he did not address any human rights concerns. Nicknamed ‘The Punisher’ by TIME Magazine, Duterte was accused of supporting vigilante groups in Davao, the city of which he was mayor for over 22 years, by Human Rights Watch. He has openly threatened to kill people and even his own children if they were to do drugs.
Duterte will order cops to shoot to kill and bring back hanging.
Myers, who has been on the run since 1978, has finally been apprehended in Thailand. Thai police arrested Myers after he killed a man and seriously injured another during a shooting spree at a KFC fast food joint. Reports that he went mad after tasting the chicken drumsticks have yet to be confirmed. Police deny reports that he was not wearing his mask at the time.
It seems that the uncanny resemblance between Hilary Clinton and the Hindu Goddess "Kali the Destroyer" is not a coincidence. Kali has been known to take on many forms, all of them very ugly. Kali loves to dance and laugh hysterically. Kali has mad flashing eyes. But, for more convincing proof, look at Kali's necklace of heads; you will see that the third one down on the left is Muammar Gaddafi who is also on Clinton's necklace of heads.
The fact that Clinton is Kali in another form, is doubly shocking following Private Tye's discovery, yesterday, that Donald Trump is a reincarnation of Hanuman the monkey god.
Does this mean that Bernie Sanders is the only human in the United States Presidential race? Well yes, but we knew that already didn't we?
A group of Delhi Hindus have discovered what should have been obvious to all of us: Donald Trump is really the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. The physical resemblance is unmistakable. The stuff on Trumps head is not human hair but a monkey's pelt. Trump's tiny close set eyes look at you the way a rhesus monkey does before it leaps at you to steal your glasses or handbag. They both have the jowls. Of course, its not just appearance but also identical behavior as anyone familiar with Hinduism or the Ramayana will realize. The hyperactive Hanuman is always playing tricks and is very deceitful. Trump's politics now start to make sense, his hatred of Muslims and Catholic Mexicans is just what you would expect from a Hindu monkey.
The Hanuman/Trump devotees have disguised themselves as a nationalist group. According to the news agencies “members of the Hindu Sena nationalist group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as color photos of a shouting Trump. The group chanted Sanskrit prayers asking the gods to favor Trump in the election.”
The story of Hanuman is well known throughout Asia, it is amazing that Trump's true identity took so long to discover.
The six Facebook eight released yesterday have promised not to mock the Government on Facebook again. In related news a spokesman from the Ministry of Silly Walks said the owner of the Private Tye Facebook page would not be prosecuted because this page did not mock the Government, it just mocked the people who mock the Government. However, anyone mocking the Private Tye page could be open to prosecution because mocking a page that mocks the people mocking the Government, is the same thing as mocking the Government. Negatives cancel themselves out. Its just like when you say “I do not want no sugar” what you mean is “I want some sugar”. Its easier if we put this in symbols: let “p” be the statement “the Government is mocked” then the statement “not (p)” means “it is not the case that the Government is mocked”. The statement “not (not(p))” means….
Ploughing ceremony sorcerers predict good harvests, rising GNP, flourishing stock market and ice-cream and cake for everyone. Which is the same prediction as last year, and the year before and the year before that etc. The Ploughing ceremony is a fine example of “Thainess” (which is a term invented by government bureaucrats to denote whatever dull thing they like). Public apathy for the event would seem to be increasing because nobody in Bangkok knows what a “plough” is, and nobody, including the Reuters correspondent, can remember what “oxen” were for.
Burmese Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has vowed to address urgently electricity shortages and squatting, the two main hurdles that the private sector says are holding back the city’s manufacturing potential. He noted that Yangon was home to a large number of squatters because it draws hundreds of thousands of migrant workers each year. Low-cost housing in the city cannot cope with the migration and some workers cannot afford the rents being charged. He said that some of these people were indeed workers at industrial zones.
The world's largest disinformation company, television giant CNN, teamed up Friday with the Burmese crony-owned telecommunications company SkyNet, less than a month after the firm was implicated in a government bribery scandal. It is hoped that the partnership will form a private sector backbone for Burma's new Ministry of Truth. A spokesman told us that they will launch a 24-hour Burmese-language news network called Channel One and that the “R” word will be forbidden on the new channel. The “R” word has be used to denote an non-existent ethnic Muslim minority that do not live in the East of the country.
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