Mystery Blogger Award, thank you William!


Mystery Blogger Award

My dear blogging friend William of the Stories of Ecstasy blog has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Mystery Blogger Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

Thank you, Okoto Enigma, for creating this award!

The rules of the Mystery Blogger Award are:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

10. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

It is hard to say which of my blog posts I like best. I think this one is one of the best. And so is this one.

Three things about me:

1. I have good memories of Tilos island in Greece.

2. The most visited pages/posts of my blog so far today are:

Title Views
Home page / Archives More stats 35
Tony Blair prefers Boris Johnson to Corbyn More stats 12
Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery, by Adam Keller More stats 12
Poison frog colours, new research More stats 10
Lake Constance birds, sad, some good, news More stats 9
Banjo, by Claude McKay, book review More stats 6
Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche’s abuse victim speaks More stats 6
Crabs eat dead fish, video More stats 6
Dutch ‘intelligence’ illegally spying on citizens More stats 6
Saudi video maker arrested for filming beheading of woman More stats 5
British Duke of York accused of sexual abuse More stats 5

3. The most visited pages/posts of my blog this month are:

August 4, 2019 to Today

William’s questions, and my answers, are:

1. For how much time you have been blogging now?

Since early 2005. I am on WordPress since December 2011. Before that, I was on two other blogging sites. Which were bought by big corporations which then killed them; so, I had to move twice.

2. What is an advice that you would like to give to other bloggers?

It seems easier for search engines to find your blog if you have a picture or a video on top of your blog post.

3. Would you rather sacrifice yourself for the whole world or sacrifice the world for yourself?

If I would sacrifice the whole world for myself, then there would be nothing for me to live for.

I might sacrifice myself for the whole world, but only if there would be a 100% cast-iron guarantee that then all wars would stop, that all global warming and other attacks on the environment would stop; etc.

4. Would you rather jump from a plane or would you rather eat a cockroach and a lizard?

Neither. I don’t weant to die an awful death. And cockroaches and lizards are interesting animals, which I would not eat.

5. What is one place that interests you the most?

The little auk nesting colony on Spitsbergen.

My five questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite artist?

2. Who are your three least favourite prominent people in politics or business?

3. Which is your favourite bird species?

4. If you would be a plant, would you then like to grow in a jungle or in a desert?

5. What is the best thing which happened to you in this year 2019?

My nominees are:

1. Medicare health blog

2. Stories of Ecstasy

3. Stephanie’s Book Reviews

4. HIPERBOLA

5. Just show, Dont tell

6. inspiration to reality

7. Eco-intelligent

8. freefashionexposure

9. startachim blog

10. Chaitanya’s Blog

11. dellartista

NATO visits Dear Kitty. Some blog


This 16 February 2016 video is called Europe Refugee Crisis: NATO plans to halt flow of refugees.

Today, the WordPress statistics of this blog registered a visit from an office of the NATO military alliance.

They especially visited yesterday’s post on Dear Kitty. Some blog about the protest in The Hague, the Netherlands against the role of NATO in making people refugees and stopping these refugees if they flee to Europe.

Welcome, NATO employees, like all visitors to this blog!

I hope you will learn something from your visit that will help to stop NATO policies of wars and xenophobia.

Intractable divisions between the imperialist powers that twice in the 20th century exploded into world war are again undermining international alliances key to the affairs of world capitalism. This was the content of a long, deeply pessimistic interview French President Emmanuel Macron granted to Britain’s Economist, declaring the NATO alliance between America and Europe to be dead. The interview contained statements virtually unprecedented for a French president in living memory: here.

Mystery Blogger Award, thank you Yaasotaa!


Mystery Blogger Award

My dear blogging friend Yaasotaa of the yaasotaa blog has nominated Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Mystery Blogger Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

Thank you, Okoto Enigma, for creating this award!

The rules of the Mystery Blogger Award are:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

10. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

It is hard to say which of my blog posts I like best. I think this one is one of the best.

Three things about me:

1. A few days ago, I saw a robin on the balcony.

2. The most visited pages/posts of my blog so far today are:

Title Views
Home page / Archives More stats 49
Big Pharma Novartis extorting people with cancer More stats 22
Big bird sounds archive on the internet More stats 12
Singing humpback whales, new research More stats 11
Arrests for solidarity with Sudanese refugee deported to torture More stats 11
Hawaiian bobtail squid’s genome sequenced More stats 9
Dutch government deports refugees to Sudan dictatorship More stats 6
Adélie penguin saves emperor penguin chicks More stats 6
Spanish neo-fascists love Franco, sexism, bullfighting More stats 6
Northern cardinal sings in Florida, USA More stats 6
Other posts 430

3. The most visited pages/posts of my blog this month are:

December 10, 2018 to Today

Yaasotaa’s questions, and my answers, are:

1. If you could time travel, whom would you want to talk with?

I’d travel to the White House in 2003, just before the start of the Iraq war; to tell George W Bush not to start that war.

2. What was your favorite cartoon during your childhood?

Bucky Bug.

3. What would your perfect SATURDAY be like? Seeing many birds.

4. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Going to the Antarctic and bringing back natural history objects to a museum.

5. What is the most beautiful place that you have ever been? The little auk nesting colony on Spitsbergen.

My five questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite artist?

2. Who are your three least favourite prominent people in politics or business?

3. Which is your favourite bird species?

4. Which is your favourite mammal species?

5. 2019 has only just started. What is the best thing which happened to you in this new year?

My 17 nominees are:

1. It Is What It Is

2. Different_Outlook

3. travellogbook

4. Words by Wildflower

5. SoundEagle

6. You’re Strong

7. theatreandart

8. Redzone News

9. Jarrad Saul

10. AMERICA ON COFFEE

11. Vogelknipser

12. Untamed Kenya

13. najarine the Tech Geek

14. Bellus.n.style

15. Fearless Faith

16. Richard’s Blog

17. Scotch Camel

Saudi government visits this blog


This May 2017 video from the USA is called Trump Official Praises Lack Of Protests In Saudi Arabía.

According to WordPress statistics, there was a visit from a government source in Saudi Arabia to this blog in the early hours of this new year 2019.

Like to all visitors, I say welcome, and a happy 2019!

I hope Dear Kitty. Some blog will help to inspire the visiting Saudi civil servant(s) to help to stop the bloody war on the people of Yemen; the oppression of women; etc.

Most popular posts on this blog in 2018


This video is called Happy New year 2019 Whatsapp Status Video 2019 best wishes.

It is 31 December. So, 2018 is almost finished.

I wish all readers of this blog a happy 2019!

These are the posts and pages of Dear Kitty. Some blog which attracted most visits in 2018:

Top Posts for 365 days ending 2018-12-31 (Summarized)

December 31, 2017 to Today

French Department of War visits this blog


This April 2017 video says about itself:

On Thursday, the US military dropped its so-called Mother Af All Bombs on a remote town in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.

… It is believed to be the most powerful non-nuclear bomb dropped by the US in any battlefield.

And on Saturday, a US government agency announced the successful test of a mock nuclear bomb in Nevada. It is part of an effort to upgrade one of the nuclear weapons that has been in the US arsenal for decades.

Are America’s military actions fuelling an increase in global defence spending? Countries around the world are increasing their defence spending.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says the US is still the biggest spender when it comes to its military. … Trillions of dollars are spent every year to get the latest and most advanced military hardware.

But critics say that is leading to an arms race that will have long-term consequences.

Presenter: Laura Kyle

Guests: Oubai Shahbandar – Military Analyst who served as Middle East Foreign Affairs Specialist under three U-S Secretaries of Defence at the Pentagon.

Sergey Strokan – Political Analyst and Columnist at the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

Tariq Rauf – a Nuclear Arms Control Specialist.

WordPress stats say that today, there have several times been visits to Dear Kitty. Some blog from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces.

Welcome to this blog! I hope that all governmental Departments of War (now mostly called euphemistically ‘Defence’) in the world will visit this blog. And learn from it that all these expensive useless arms races and all those bloody wars should stop, and that there should be peace.

So far, the only country about which I know that my blog is censored is NATO country Turkey. So, it is good to see that, though there are Internet censorship plans in that other NATO country France, at least Department of War employees can still read Dear Kitty. Some blog.

Turkish regime scared, censors Dear Kitty blog


This Canadian TV video says about itself:

New censorship law in Turkey takes restrictions further

3 April 2018

A new censorship law in Turkey takes current restrictions even further and tightens the government’s control on what people can and can’t see online. Platforms like Netflix and YouTube could all be affected — the internet as Turkey knows it is becoming the next battleground for freedom of expression in a country where it’s already very limited.

Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News.

Today, I heard that the Turkish Erdogan regime is censoring Dear Kitty. Some blog. This is sad news for the Turkish readers of my blog. I hope they will find ways to circumvent this government censorship. I have discussed not only human rights with them, but also, eg, William Shakespeare’s King Lear play and visual arts.

In a way, this is good news as well. It shows that the dictatorship in Turkey feels scared and insecure. Else, they would not ban a little weblog without Big Business or Big Government support. This ban is a portent that Erdogan’s regime will not last forever.

Most corporate media depict Internet censorship as something which is mainly or exclusively a problem with, eg, China or Russia; economic and political rivals of the NATO military alliance’s governments.

However, my blog has never had any censorship problems with Russia. Even though the Putin government will probably not like my blog posts on Pussy Riot oppositionists or on Greenpeace actions against Arctic (including Russian Arctic) oil drilling.

Dear Kitty. Some blog shows up in the search results of Chinese search engine Baidu. I was in China earlier this year for ten days. Because of birds, not of politics. While I was in China, I could not only read, but also write my blog posts. Also before and after that stay I am not aware of any censorship of my blog affecting my Chinese (or my Russian) readers.

The NATO countries’ establishment usually do not depict the Turkish regime as a foe, like they depict Russia or China. They depict this important member of the NATO miltary alliance as part of the ‘free world’. If the Erdogan dictatorship wages bloody aggressive war in Syria, then they get support from NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg. And billionaire-owned Facebook silences voices critical of the bloody Turkish invasion of northern Syria; like it silences other not pro-Erdogan voices. If the Erdogan government invades Iraq, then they get no objections from NATO. If they massively kill their own people in Cizre or other cities, then the establishment of the ‘free world’ is as silent as the graves of the civilian victims of that. Though Turkey has far less inhabitants than Russia or China, the number of jailed journalists in Turkey is the highest in the world. However, eg, the German government sometimes helps their Turkish NATO colleagues against journalists. Likewise with oppression of LGBTQ people in Turkey. Likewise with oppression of women in Turkey. Etc. All of them subjects mentioned at Dear Kitty. Some blog. Information for which we now pay the price of being censored.

Today, I received this email:

Knox (Automattic)

Jul 17, 13:29 UTC

Hello,

A Turkish authority has issued an order to block your WordPress.com site: https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

Unfortunately, we must comply to keep WordPress.com accessible for everyone in Turkey. We will not be challenging this order in court, but if you wish to discuss what the legal avenues of appeal may be, please get in touch as soon as possible. There is usually a very short period of time in which objections can be lodged. We may be able to remove the block in certain circumstances if you decide to completely remove the content at issue, though we would not want to encourage doing so in cases of political censorship. Again, please reply back to this e-mail to discuss the possible options.

As a result of this order, your site is now inaccessible for Internet visitors originating from Turkey. They will instead see a message explaining why the content was blocked.

Visitors from outside of Turkey are not affected.

You and your readers may be interested in these suggestions on bypassing Internet restrictions:

For your reference, we have attached a copy of the complaint. No reply is necessary, but please let us know if you have any questions.

Knox | Community Guardian | WordPress.com

Attachment(s)
Istanbul 6th Criminal Judgeship of Peace 2018-3996 Misc.pdf

The attachment shows that Turkish authorities, along with Dear Kitty. Some blog, have banned many other Internet sites; including many WordPress blogs. Like they have banned https://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/, a blog which I know well. They especially hate my blog post on the Erdogan regime bombing opponents of ISIS in Iraq.

Please, all you bloggers reading this who are not censored in Turkey (yet): reblog this blog post and the information in it.

Turkish government censors social media posts for mentioning weak state of Turkish currency: here.