Fame Coffee: A good cup of coffee at a good price!

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Chongkran Sor

Chongkran Sor is a new restaurant on highway 6 across the street from Angkor Market.  Chongkran Sor offers a variety if Khmer dishes at various prices to fit any budget. The food is excellent as is the service!

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DC has Super Pride!

DC has outed the eight “official” LGBTQIA characters in the DC universe! I will give the backstory of each character in the ad for DC super PRIDE which is a movement in the order they appear in the ad visually. From right to left, first row, we have Superman’s son Jon Kent and the successor to dad who is cool with Jon’s alternate lifestyle. Not are what Lois Lane thinks since she is the mother of Jon Kent. Pa Ken and Ma Kent are around these days. Ma and Pa Kent are of course grandparents of Jon Kent.

Nubia (DC) replaces Hippolyta was the Queen of the Amazons and was replaced as queen by Nubia! The Amazons have pride AND diversity AND no glass ceiling with Nubia as queen!

The grandson of the Flash is Bart Allen.  Bart Allen has taken up the mantle of the Kid Flash is a male homosexual in a committed relationship with a character named Eduardo.

The son of Black Manta, that is African American becomes the new Aquaman and combines the functions of racial AND LGBT diversity. The new Aquaman has a relationship with a Atlantean man.

Green Lantern is now both African-American and female and gay. Three checklist items with one character! The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott is a long-time male homosexual character in DC.

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are in a committed relationship and were pioneers of LGBT topics in the DC universe. The romantic relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy is developed more fully in Harley Quinn the animated series in seasons 2&3! The commercial success of Harley Quinn animated series probably got DCs attention.

Batwoman has a dominatrix vibe like Catwoman. Catwoman does scratch her lover Batman now and then. Meow! Will keep an eye on Batwoman and let my fans know if there are any whips or chains in the future of Batwoman! So far nothing but wasn’t looking as I am now.  Kate Kane is actually Bruce Wayne’s cousin who, like Bruce, lost her sister and mother when she was young. She ended up attending a military school where she was poised to become a high-ranking officer in the military. However, after rumors of her relations with a fellow female officer, she ended up leaving the military due to their “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Foodies Review

Foodies is on Sok San road in Siem Reap, Cambodia and has fantastic food.  I had the chicken kebab and was super impressed!

Pro Coffee Offers Food!

Pro Coffee is on highway 6 in Siem Reap, Cambodia across the street from The Habit and now offers food!

The Department of Truth

The Department of Truth (DOT) is a hard read but worth reading. Ideas shape physical reality more directly in the DOT universe than ours. The US government uses the DOT to shape ideas and therefore political events! Martin Simmod is the artist of this comic book series. The art is jagged and disturbing and works with the text well.  The comic book is published by Image.

The Strange Reproductive Habits of Screens

The reproductive habits of “skreens” is described in in New Think #1 (Awa-Upshot).

A History of Violence in The Killer – Affairs of the State

A concise history of violence in The Killer – Affairs of the State 04 (of 06) (Archaia). The history in this comic book makes the point that violence has become more controlled, precise and smaller as in assassinations. The KGB might have taken out Ukraine with a hundred bombs. The KGB used snub nose 38 police revolvers and shot the victim in the face to show a message. A face blown off sends a message! The KGB was good at sending messages! Very few people have the ruthlessness to use their 38 to blow off someone’s face. Headshots to the back of the head are the preferred method of assassination for the mob. I can only speculate that an agency that used poisoned cigars against Castro uses many creative methods. I do know from public sources that CIA does use the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator which is expensive but only used for high value targets, I assume. And boy this boom sends a chilling message not just to gang but even to countries as a whole!

However, Putin is a butcher not a student much less a master of assassination! Maybe too bad for the world. I am following line of thought. The lesser of two evils is indeed a way of handling many realpolitik situations logically. Organized crime is preferable to disorganized crime. Professional assassinations are preferable to butchery. Less blood and more effect are one way of measuring how effective violence can be. Blood entails cost in materiel, damaged soldier mentally or physically and international good will. If you can destroy and opponent with a single bullet then you are to be congratulated. If you use lasers and hypersonic missiles and lose two border countries to NATO then you are dreadfully inefficient. The goal is not to be brutal and inflict damage but to achieve political goals via the least effort and most importantly the least cost. China is very efficient and understands the correct relationship between military goals and political goals. The military is a means to an end. Political goals are the end! A simple idea with profound consequences! I end with my motto on such matters: “Make money not war”.

Economic war has many advantages over military war but there is the equivalent of atomic bombs in economic warfare and mass starvation does interfere with the overall political goal make money not war. Mass starvation leads to governmental chaos and can spread! Order is preferable to chaos for business. Businesses are very flexible but do need some stability. The US in fact is using military means and using the Ukrainians as proxies and only providing materiel and training. No US boots on the ground. On top of the military means there is the economic war led politically by the US. Man, alliances can really help! By the way Biden’s approval ratings are lower than those of Trump at the same time in his presidency! Biden, “It’s the economy stupid”. If Americans have to choose between beer and pizza Friday due to a lack of funds then it’s time for a new President!

A Review of The Boys Presents: Diabolical an animated TV series

The Boys Presents: Diabolical continues the tradition of Harley Quinn (animated TV series) and Invincible of depicting ultra-violence in a TV animated series.  In The Boys Presents: Diabolical there are lots depictions of ultraviolence and of course you can really go all out with the ultraviolence in an animated TV show rather than a live acting version. There is little difference in cost in drawing a peaceful scene or a violent scene. A violent scene in a live action series requires the use of props and CGI and a violent scene is more expensive than a scene without violent special effects.  The Boys Presents: Diabolical, do not press the link if you are squeamish, is the second The Boys media project. The series known simply as “The Boys”, terrible name, has Homelander, a great actor, using his Superman type power of heat/laser vision on people which is pretty horrific. Homelander is what if Superman was secretly a bad guy and a narcissist psychopath like the Joker BUT with a need to be loved i.e., an insecure joker.  The Homelander in The Boys Presents: Diabolical does the same melting flesh technique in the live actor version but in the animated version the melting flesh scenes are shown more often, for a longer period and in more detail, and close ups.  Do not press the link that follows if you have psychopathological and/or tendencies toward narcissism, The Boys Presents: Diabolical is not for children and I would give it an XXX rating or X rating in legal terms since XXX is not a thing legally. This is perhaps the most violent American animated TV series I have ever seen and I watch a lot of animated stuff both American and Japanese!  However, watching the series was great and if you are over 18 and not too impressionable then by all means watch the series!

Rat-eating snakes in Wales after 10,000 years out of UK

The BBC reports that there are rat-eating snakes in Wales after 10,000 years out of UK.

Are the snakes an omen?

Quotes below are from two different sections of the article titled Serpent (symbolism) in Wikipedia.

Section One

“The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to mankind[1][2] and represent dual expression[3] of good and evil.[4]

In some cultures, snakes were fertility symbols. For example, the Hopi people of North America performed an annual snake dance to celebrate the union of Snake Youth (a Sky spirit) and Snake Girl (an Underworld spirit) and to renew the fertility of Nature. During the dance, live snakes were handled, and at the end of the dance the snakes were released into the fields to guarantee good crops. “The snake dance is a prayer to the spirits of the clouds, the thunder and the lightning, that the rain may fall on the growing crops.”[5] To the Hopi, snakes symbolized the umbilical cord, joining all humans to Mother Earth.[6] The Great Goddess often had snakes as her familiars—sometimes twining around her sacred staff, as in ancient Crete—and they were worshiped as guardians of her mysteries of birth and regeneration.[7]”

Section Two

“In the Hebrew Bible the serpent in the Garden of Eden lured Eve with the promise of being like God, tempting her that despite God’s warning, death would not be the result, that God was withholding knowledge from her. Although the serpent is identified as Satan in the Book of Revelation,[32] in Genesis the serpent is portrayed merely as a deceptive creature or trickster, promoting as good what God had directly forbidden, and particularly cunning in its deception (Gen. 3:4–5 and 3:22).[33]

The staff of Moses transformed into a snake and then back into a staff (Exodus 4:2–4). The Book of Numbers 21:6–9 provides an origin for an archaic copper serpent, Nehushtan, by associating it with Moses. This copper snake according to the Biblical text is put on a pole and used for healing. Book of Numbers 21:9 “And Moses made a snake of copper, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a snake had bitten any man, when he beheld the snake of brass, he lived.”

When the reformer King Hezekiah came to the throne of Judah in the late 8th century BCE, “He removed the high places, broke the sacred pillars, smashed the idols, and broke into pieces the copper snake that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. (2 Kings 18:4)”