Writing about some news in our crazy world, Kurds, Turkey, Syria and more.

Kurds and Turkey

Yep, this tells me that Erdogan has been after the Gulen movement for a while now, and he used the coup to do that. He sort of admits that in this article. He’s so evil! Erdogan admits trapping Gülen movement people

This article talks about how so many journalists have been barred from coming into Turkey, and why. Erdogan’s dark road to glory

Murat Karayilan one of the leaders of the PKK made this statement after the annual meeting of the PKK. A new period of struggle in the 40th year of the PKK

Of course, Erdogan gets what he wants, he’s Turkey’s dictator. Jailed Turkish philanthropist Kavala says arrested just after being targeted by Erdogan

Hmmm, very interesting. I’m not surprised by it. Paradise Papers Show Turkish PM’s Sons Involved In Offshore Holdings

People demonstrating in Canada asking there government there to do more to pressure the Erdogan regime to stop human rights abuses against their own people. Dozens take to Parliament Hill to protest Turkish human rights violations

This is how they treat their pregnant prisoners in Turkey! It sounds like this could have been prevented. Authorities’ negligence kills a pregnant woman and her baby in Turkish prison

Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation A quote I’m taking from this article.

“A former senior law enforcement official said that in the weeks after Trump’s inauguration the FBI  was asked to conduct a new review of Turkey’s 2016 request to extradite Fethullah Gulen, an elderly  Muslim cleric living in the U.S. whom President Erdogan blames for orchestrating a coup to  overthrow him.
The FBI pushed back on the request because Turkey had supplied no additional information that could  incriminate Gulen following a review of the case during the Obama administration, the official  said. It is unclear whether the request to investigate Gulen came from Flynn or through the typical  diplomatic channels at the State Department.”

I am so glad of the things put in place in our system that doesn’t allow the president and his people to have too much power. For example in our country the president couldn’t’ just decide to extradite someone. I am no expert on this, but they can request it, but the person that is being asked to be extradited must go before an extradition judge, and if there is enough evidence then that judge can have them extradited. I don’t know if it can be appealed after seeing an extradition judge, but I do know that I am glad Trump couldn’t have just done this. Because I can’t prove it of course, but I expect Trump knew something of this. I have a hard time believing he was in the dark about it all. So glad they couldn’t’ just send Gulen back to Turkey like that, ugh!

Iran

Iran says ‘criminal America’ remains main enemy And they chanted death to America in the streets, and that’s real peaceful of them lol. They’ve been doing this for years. I am not saying my country is perfect, but the Government of Iran is fanning the flames of hate, and this is never a good thing.

wow, this is very telling and scary information. Significance of nuclear revelations by the Iranian opposition, NCRI

They do this to Kurds in Turkey, they’ve done it to them in Syria and Iran does it too to them I’m sure if they do it to Arabs, Iraq is starting doing it again after the referendum I’ve been hearing. and I’ve also read that at times in turkey they’ve not wanted students to speak Arabic either. What makes people think their race, their language is superior, this is the start of acting like Nazis did. Iran: Little girls punished for speaking mother tongue in class Of course we know the Iranian regime is horrible to it’s people, but I’m learning just how bad.

Southern Kurdistan

I think many of us figured this is what happened. Barzani admits: “We handed Kirkuk over”

I started  a book by Nadia Murad. She’s a Yazidi  who was taken as a slave by ISIS. I’m learning a lot from this book. It’s going to be a tough read in some ways, though. She lost a lot of her family, just horrific stuff that I can’t even begin to imagine going through. This tells a little about the book. Yazidi survivor recounts harrowing captivity, daring escape in new book Her book just came out yesterday now, as I’m writing this early morning, and I got it the day it came out. Since I knew it was coming out I had planned to get it.

With technology as it is now, I am able to get so many books so much easier. You can get nearly anything now a days on Amazon’s kindle if you want to pay for it. I am also subscribed to a service I pay $50 a year for called Bookshare. It is a service for people with print disabilities. For example, the blind, dyslexic, or learning disabled people that have a real difficult time reading and things. Just any type of print disability like that. I have several blind friends that also subscribe to the service. We of course had to prove we have this disability, so this service can’t be used by just anyone. but it’s greatly appreciated, and very worth the $50 I pay each year for it. Had it not been on there, and I did not know this book would be up there, had it not been, I did plan to buy it on Kindle. But I didn’t have too, and that is helpful. I thought I’d explain that. It is a very neat and useful service.

Syria

I love reading about these women! What an amazing revolution they have going! A great piece here. Syria’s Arab, Kurdish women join forces to fight for future

United States

A man went on a shooting spree in our state of Texas on Sunday in a small town called Sutherland Springs. He killed 26 people, then they think he killed himself, but they’re not sure, as a man went after him outside of the church, so I am thinking they’re still not sure if he shot himself, or that guy got him. They’ll of course figure that out, as they can tell what gun the bullet that took his life came from.

Just awful! How could someone do something like this. Well, I’m thinking that I do not want to know the answer to that. It is madness, evil, I don’t know. How horrific, this is just awful! This poor family! I feel so bad for all of these people! They’ll surely need their faith to get them through this. 8 Members of One Family Killed in Texas Church Shooting

Oops, big bureaucratic mess up. It makes one wonder, how many cases are there like this? Air Force failed to submit Texas shooter’s criminal history to the FBI

The report below breaks down the numbers more, but president Trump has a 36 percent approval rating here now. It’s no shock, he’s a very unpopular president. I voted for him. I typically vote democratic, although I do not consider myself either party, and I disagree with both on different issues. This time though, I didn’t trust either one, but trusted Hillary less. Not sure if I was right to feel that way or not, but I do not like Trump! He’s awful! He’s racist, he can’t keep his mouth shut, and I could go on, but my views on Trump are not important. Here is the CNN report. CNN Poll: Trump approval at new low as Russia concerns grow

That’s all for now. It took me a few days to send this, kept not doing it at the end of a day and just kept adding to it. Well now I’m gonna send it lol.

Some news, and a new easier way for me to blog, yay!

This is written by Abdullah Bozkurt. HE’s my favorite Turkish journalist. He is always on top of what the Turkish government is doing. He’s really good! This article is very telling of what’s going on in Turkey today, and how they’re not our ally, even if our government still wants to deny this, at least publicly. [OPINION] Erdoğan vigorously defends Turkish al-Qaeda group that has cells in Germany

I signed this petition. I hope many do. Petition · MOTHERS OF 668 BABIES IN TURKISH PRISONS MUST BE RELEASED ON CONDITIONS OF TRIAL WITHOUT ARREST! .

Another very interesting article from Abdullah Bozkurt. [OPINION] A mole in Turkey’s spy agency blows the cover of an asset in Iran

Masoud Barzani president of the KRG in South Kurdistan (Iraqis call it Northern Iraq) resigned today. Very sad how it went down. I mean, many would say it’s overdo, and he should have stepped down long ago. I’d agree with that, but we didn’t want to see it happen like this. I’d have loved to see my government more supportive of there desire for independence, they voted for it, but, well, it is a mess now. And Iran is all in it with there people. They have a lot of influence in Iraq, and that should scare my government, but anyway. This explains about Barzani’s resignation. Kurdish Leader Quits, Latest Fallout From Much-Criticized Independence Vote

More on the situation in Southern Kurdistan. I’m sorry to read this.  Khabur border crossing handed over to the Iraqi government

I also wanted to tell about something I think is so cool! I’ve been blogging using a word processor, and this HTML editing program I have. I know a little HTML, but I’ll admit it’s far too time consuming for me to do that every day, so I do it the lazy way and use editing software to edit my HTML for me. So I’ve been looking for one program to do this with. An offline blogging uploading tool. I tried the wordpress desktop program, but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. It worked, but not as well as I’d like.

Being visually impaired I have to have programs that work well, or at least usably well with my screen reader software. Well, I went on a hunt tonight to achieve this. I will find it much easier to blog if I don’t have to use more than one program to do so. I can just have one opened to deal with, and write and link to interesting stuff right there in that particular program.

I had nearly given up tonight after I had installed 3 separate programs, (including that wordpress one). I was trying to get windows live writer to work, but I think it doesn’t work in windows 10, or at least I couldn’t get it to work. The other 2, well one wouldn’t let me blog with it, it kept giving me errors, and the other one was simply inaccessible to me. I couldn’t’ do a thing with it.

I was doing a search on google on the error I was getting when I’d try to install windows live writer. Well, then in the search it pulled up Open live writer 

and I tried it. It works so well, it’s very accessible, I love it! This will make blogging easier for me, and will give me more of an incentive to do it. So hopefully y’all will be hearing from me more often! That pleases me very much! It doesn’t take much to make me happy, it’s the little things in life.

I’ll close this one. I hope all out there reading this are having a good day or night, depending where you are, and when you’re reading this. Take care everyone.

How I write using my iPhone as a visually impaired person.

I’m spending time over at a good friends place right now. We live in the same apartment complex. We’re listening to the World Series. For those that may not know, this is baseball’s end season championship. I’m a big MLB baseball fan. MLB stands for Major League Baseball. I thought I’d explain that for those that may not know.
My favorite baseball team is the Detroit Tigers followed by the Tampa bay Rays, and in the national league the Colorado Rockies.
In this year’s World Series is the LA Dodgers and the Houston Astros. I must say, I’m rooting for the Astros in this one. We’ll have to see what happens. It’s the best of 7, and the Astros lead the series 2 to 1. If the Dodgers could win tonight, they could tie up the series, so hopefully the Astros can win this one.
I thought I’d write this post here, on my iPhone. I’m slower writing on here, I’m quite a bit faster on the computer. So this is good practice for me. I am writing this using an app called MBraille. Using this app I’m able to text people and write things in apps like word press in braille and the app puts it in regular text for y’all to read. But this way I can write in a way I’ve known since a child. It’s real neat! I love my apple products! They’re the best at making things accessible for the visually impaired, and people with other disabilities.
I actually had to get use to writing in braille again, doing it on the phone is quite different than doing it on a braille writer. And over the last 20 years I’ve nearly exclusively written on a computer keyboard, same way as you all do. I started learning to type in the 4th grade. I also write for mostly sited folks, so didn’t need to write in braille. If I email a blind person their screen reading software reads it for them. So strangely enough I am much faster at writing on the computer keyboard than in braille. When I was younger and in school, this was not the case. Back then I was far faster in braille, because then I did it more. In high school I would begin to write some papers on the apple 2 E computer I had then. But when My grandma bought me my first PC computer in 1997, it opened up a whole new world for me. I’ll write in another post sometime what it’s done for me and what all it made possible for me to do that I couldn’t before I had a computer that could get on the internet.
This one isn’t going so well, the Dodgers are winning 6-1 and we’re going to the bottom of the 9th.
Well I’ll close this for now. I can tell I didn’t write this as good as on the computer, but close. I could edit it later, but it’s good enough, and y’all can see how I write on the iPhone.

Well I lied, I did edit it a tad. A few things I just had to edit once I got home lol. But I did fairly well, I only had to fix a few things. And the Dodgers did win that game 6-1.