The Tillerson Morongate Saga Demonstrates a Complete Lack of Confidence in the Judgment of Donald Trump Among His Seniormost Security Advisors. While the focus was on the terrible massacre in Las Vegas, some remarkable developments were taking place involving the President’s senior men in Washington. Rex Tillerson held a press conference to reassure that he was not going to resign. And, at the same time, he pointedly refused to deny that he had called Donald Trump a moron. Tillerson will continue his discreet direct talks with Pyongyang, having set up the channel through diligent diplomacy in an attempt to defuse a spiralling confrontation in which Trump has repeatedly threatened to destroy North Korea. In carrying on with the talks the US Secretary of State is ignoring Trump, who has publicly dismissed them as a waste of time. Just the day before, General James Mattis told Congress that the nuclear deal with Iran was working and should not be scrapped. He stressed that this was also the view of the other international signatories to the agreement with Tehran. The US Defence Secretary was openly contradicting Trump, who has repeatedly vowed to tear up the deal. This follows Tillerson forcing the President in July to grudgingly certify that Iran was complying with the agreement.
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I’m one of the people to whom a storm like this brings responsibility, often wearisome, sometimes thrilling, of insuring other people are able to carry on without actually confronting the disruptive force surrounding us now.
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Sapa is a town in the highlands, a land of humility, quiet but hidden wonders of nature. The natural landscape of Sa Pa is combined with the creativity of the people along with the terrain of the hills, the green of the forest, as the picture is arranged in a harmonic layout to create a beautiful land. beautiful with poetic scene. Find out the beautiful sights in Sapa attractive visitors.
Located in the clouds floating drifting to make the town of Sapa as a mist city, creating a picture painted water charming. Coming to Sapa, tourists can relax with fresh air, cool and colorful.
Sapa tourists can travel by various means such as motorbike, car, or carriage by coach from Lao Cai city or Binh Lu (Lai Chau)
Sa Pa has Ham Rong Mountain in the immediate vicinity of town, any visitors can go there to see the whole town, Muong Hoa, Sa Pa, Ta Phin valley hidden in the smoke. At present, with human embellishment hand, Ham Rong is a beautiful landscape full of fruit of Sa Pa. Ride the Dragon, visitors like to go to the garden, rugged cloud of human body and colorful flowers under the ground.
Heaven Gate in Sapa
In the town of Sapa there is an ancient stone church, and from here it goes up north-east, on the way to Ta Phin cave there is a monastery built almost like a rock on a clear hillside , cool. Going up about 3 implants we will see a cave. In many stalactites and stalagmites create interesting shapes such as dancing figure, sitting fairy, far field, sparkling forest.
More specifically, when you come to the Muong Hoa valley, there are 196 carvings exotic shapes of ancient people thousands of thousands of years ago that many archaeologists have not decoded the information. The ancient carvings are ranked national monuments and are being proposed by the State to rank the world heritage. There are also Silver Waterfall from the height of over 200m of water flowing to create the sound of mountains and forests.
Sa Pa is also the "kingdom" of flowers, such as peach blossom, yellow peach, yellow peach, plum plum, plum purple, plum plum blossom, plum blossom, plum blossom, peach blossom, roses ... especially immortal flowers live forever with time.
Come to Sapa in the fall and reveal the spectacular Sa Pa Vietnam with the trekking tours
, visitors will also admire the beautiful natural scenery to the surprise that few places have. The green color of the rice fields on the terraced fields is replaced by the white of the snow which makes the scenery extremely magical.
There are beautiful poetic landscapes, there are old herds of cattle with gongs grazing grass, there are beautiful pine forest shimmering under the sun ... To Sapa, we can shake off all the sorrows of the live, where time is stopped so that we can cavort, freely enjoy the sky.
Sapa is beautifully and beautifully landscaped, so this place has been visited by many tourists, harmony in nature here. This is the best tourist destination, unmatched.
If you own or shoot an AR15, it's because you believe in killing.
If you "support our troops," you obviously believe in killing.
If you've ever called the cops -- for anything -- you believe in killing.
If you eat meat, you believe in killing (if a vegetarian, maybe you only believe in maiming).
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Hands down, the best pickled beets that have ever passed my lips. Dark rye as dense as ductile iron works well under Bulgarian creamy feta, and the permini (sp?) dumplings go beautifully with a forkful of pickled carrot. Earthy "warm sauce" and table vinegar that is mild but lightly spiced are flavorful dressing options. Too tired to sample the vodka supply, but I'm betting it would make Uncle Ivan blush with pride. Next time!
Thank you so much Angie Nelson for this badass highlight of the HI On Life shootouts.
For those of you who don't know, This time last year I put on a pretty killer 3 day Hawaii Wedding Photography Conference with presentations and shootouts that featured some of the best photography educators in the industry, including my absolute favorites Susan Stripling Mautner, Erika Jensen-Mann, Lanny Mann, Dave Moss, Abby Taylor, Matt Theilen, Tara Jaye Theilen, Julie Hinson Paisley, Jeremy Chou, Trevor Dayley, Grace Rauppius, Matthew Rauppius, Jenn Nauss, Jeff Cooke, Rachel Brenke, and ALL the incredible sponsors. So much beautiful work from Stacy Childers and Jeff Alencastre. Also Marichris Diga-Lazo and Lee Lucia for their incredible help.
To this day...thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being a part of it. It was and will remain some of the greatest memories in my life and one of my greatest accomplishments as a photographer. Thank you again to everyone who was part of making it happen.
Tomorrow might be Valentine's Day, but it is also my husband's 27th birthday! I figured it would be only fitting to share our adventure day after session on the blog!
Photo credit - Julie Hinson Paisley Julie Paisley Photography
Hair & Makeup - Aleksandra Ambrozy Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup and Hair
Purchased my first film camera (more like 2nd, but this time counts more) and I am beyond excited! I can’t wait to put all the stuff I learned from Julie to good use. I can’t even contain my excitement!
Can you guys believe it Julie Hinson Paisley will be speaking at the studio space I share at the 317 Collective! This is such an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to get my ticket!!!
Currently sitting at the airport waiting to board my flight to head to Nashville for my first meeting with Julie Hinson Paisley This is honestly a dream come true for me. I've admired her work for years and dreamed of going to one of her workshops, but didn't know if I could ever make it happen, and now I get to intern with her for a whole year. I'm beyond excited to meet one of my idols and learn from her this year Can't wait to see what this year brings for Nikki B. Photography, LLC!!!
Throwback Thursday! I found a nice old video from Ortliebs with Nate Skiles and the Country Ramblers!
This must be at least 5 years old..
Isaac Stanford, David Streim, Michael Hlatky, Freddie Rojo
New York Times opinion writer David Brooks @nytdavidbrooks is absolutely irresponsible and cowardly to suggest in his most recent column that young people angered over the lack of gun control should play nice with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and people who love and want to keep their guns across America. These young people just saw 17 individuals, mostly their peers, murdered in cold blood at their high school in South Florida. His column sounds exactly like the cowardly and irresponsible words Dr. King replied to in his famous LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL, when so-called adult and wise American voices and leaders were trying to tell the Civil Rights Movement protesters how they should protest. In these times, in any times, change never happens by being a fence-sitter, by being neutral, by playing it safe, by trying to stifle and re-direct righteous and justified anger and movement. We have to be daring, bold, and full of vision of not just what we are against, but also what we want to see. This is how we have gotten to being the gun nation. The NRA and its ilk have been relentless in its push for guns rights, in it defense of the completely outdated 2nd Amendment. This is why America's gun violence is an ugly epidemic. We all fear guns, we all fear for our lives at any time because there are guns here there everywhere. We simply want to stop seeing shootings of all kinds end, one-on-one shootings and mass shootings. And that will not end until the entire culture is shifted, is changed, until people understand violence is not the first and last solution for everything. So I stand with young leaders like Emma González @Emma4Change, as we all should, because enough is enough. Stop being apologists for hate, for violence, for ignorance, and for corrupted power and corrupted souls that places guns before the lives of people. #EmmaGonzalez #MarchForOurLives #GunReformNow
"To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy."—BETTE DAVIS
HEY EVERYONE! I want to personally invite you to witness SHE, a Choreoplay! It is both timely and timeless! Created by Jinah Parker and directed by Tamilla Woodard, SHE makes its OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT IN NEW YORK CITY in April and May 2018, with a new director, a new script, and a new cast! DISCOUNTED TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for groups of 5 or more, seniors with I.D., and young people 30 and under with I.D. What is SHE? SHE is dance, drama, music, and film all tied together as stories about violence against women and girls, about what has happened to women like Sandra Bland, about empowerment, and about healing. SHE is for all people, all genders, all gender identities. And in the spirit of the Women’s Marches, #MeToo, #TimesUp, SHE has been in development for two years, including sold-out shows at HERE Arts Center in #NYC in 2017. We are THRILLED to bring SHE to OFF-BROADWAY! Opening night is Friday, April 6th, and SHE runs through Saturday night, May 19th. PURCHASE TICKETS to this one-of-a-kind theater experience and become a part of HISTORY IN THE MAKING! Please visit www.jinahparker.com NOW and just click TICKETS. ALL DETAILS for SHE also there! And PLEASE NOTE tickets are selling fast, that the Fri April 6th performance is already sold out. BUT you can get tickets to any of the THREE preview shows BEFORE April 6th and ANY shows after April 6th. THANK YOU and PLEASE spread the word about SHE and its OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT!
THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK: A Blueprint for Life, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018! 10 YEARS AGO, in 2008, I edited this book which was the result of a "State of Black Men" national conference (in Downtown Brooklyn, New York) and a speaking tour a group of us had been doing for about 4 years, in New York City, in different parts of the country. THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK: A Blueprint for Life, came about because wherever we went, Black males of all ages were constantly asking us what to read, what to watch, where to find safe spaces as Black males, what to do if stopped by the police, and so much more. Thanks to Ms. Malaika Adero, my editor for THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK, I had the great support and resources to assemble a group of dynamic men to write about spirituality, finance, manhood, violence, prison, popular culture, hip-hop, and so much more that touches and affects the lives of Black men and Black boys. And we certainly talked about sexism, violence against women and girls, violence against each other, homophobia, and more.
I have to be honest: I had no idea THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK would pop up in so many places, including just this past weekend when I was doing a speech in Central Pennsylvania. Teachers, principals, professors, college presidents, incarcerated men, mentors, sports coaches, athletes, counselors, therapists, and people of various races and cultures and gender identities have told me, in person, on social media, via email, that they have used or do use THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK exactly for the reason why I decided to put it together in the first place: as a tool to both challenge and empower Black males of all ages to be excellent, to strive to be whole human beings. I am very proud of all 13 books I have either written or edited, but I am doubly proud to have created something that speaks, I pray, to the essence of who we are, and who we can be, even with the book's imperfections.
I also have to acknowledge that the cover photograph was taken by my Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brother, Michael Scott Jones; that the young boy on the cover, Nigel, is the son of my great friend and former Vibe magazine colleague Karla Radford, and that Nigel is now a college student; that the elder, Jitu Weusi, is now gone, is with our ancestors, but he was a giant, literally and figuratively, and one of the great leaders of my beloved Brooklyn community for many years, and such a humble and gracious kind of man; and Diallo Shabazz, one of the smartest and most dynamic leaders I have ever met in my life, my brother for life, is the third Black male on the cover. I also must acknowledge the contributors to THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK, including Hill Harper (he did the forward to the book), Dr. Jelani Cobb, Lasana Hotep, Byron Hurt, Ryan Mack, Jeff Johnson, Kendrick B. Nathaniel, and Dr. Andre L. Brown. I also must acknowledge April Silver, Sidik Strachan Fofana, and Derek Felton for their contributions to the many resources listed in the back of the book, Rob Kenner, for his added editorial eye, and Kerry DeBruce-Burrison, the brilliant graphic designer I have worked with many many times, on many of my book covers. TO BUY THE BLACK MALE HANDBOOK: A Blueprint for Life, here is a link: http://www.simonandschuster.com/…/Kevin-Powell/9781416592242
Elder care is not a game. Think I have finally found someone GOOD to work with and help my mother for the long haul, at her apartment. Fingers crossed. I still will see my ma every week for grocery shopping, etc., and to visit, of course, but she really needs more consistent help there in Jersey. If my mother was open to moving across the Hudson River to Brooklyn, to New York City, things would be so much easier. But my mother thinks we are crazy and wild and violent 24-7 in the NY, and ain't hearing that one at all.
PODCAST: “One on One with Kevin Powell” featuring Interview with Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement and Senior Director at Girls for Gender Equity in New York City,
gives us a very powerful and multi-layered interview about the origins of #MeToo; her life as a native of the South Bronx,
New York, where her activism roots began; how she feels about the pop culture phenomenon #MeToo has
become; advice for men who want to help; an honest opinion on Rose McGowan and her one-woman crusade against
sexism and sexual violence; and why she calls hip-hop “our community music.”
LISTEN HERE if you have iPhone/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/one-on-one-with-ke…/id1332556277…
And LISTEN HERE if you have an Android OR do not have iTunes: https://simplecast.com/s/584f1c61
I like to see my social media pages, all of them, as community spaces. We share, we talk, we agree, we disagree. What democracy should look like. But when folks curse, threaten, use the n word, use any words that are hateful and disrespectful and violent toward any person, people, or group, I ask, respectfully, that you edit your post, that you change your language, or delete that post. If you ignore me, or are just plain rude in the response, then you get deleted and blocked. It is pretty basic. Free speech does not mean you are free to be toxic, not with me, not in my spaces.
From the New Pittsburgh Courier page...Only the Courier talked with the family representative of Mark Daniels to provide more insight on the type of man Mr. Daniels was. In the press conference, the family and local community members wants answers and more transparency in the case...
The Art of Storytelling using numbers. Quadir Lateef goes from 1 to 100 telling a story while the beats switches paying homage to legends like Masta Ace, Mos Def & Talib, Lil Kim and LOX. Produced by elijah Hooks
I'd like to Present "Enumerate"