Sunday, February 28, 2010
Urki out of hand in the Yakima Gulag
Friday, February 26, 2010
Minor Lynx Dump
Wrong Mr. Karadzic! Bosnian Muslims have both Croat and Serbian descent!
Enforced Disappearances Turn Humans into Non-Humans:
Yes still a problem!
7 Wahabbis put under House Arrest:
and a matter of some pleasure, Maze and Kostelic medaled in Vancouver!
and What a Concept!: Journalists learning a second language and some history of another place!
One slight problem, It isn't called Serbo-Croat anymore, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian or even B/C/S is more correct and Yugoslavia is no longer a nation.
Still the basic idea of journalists learning something of the places they may cover is a Good Thing!
Economists: Let Small Farms Die:
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I feel like the three who did win at least deserved it. I liked their final works, even though there were elements of preacment about all three.
I don't come to a poetry reading to be ear-banged, if I want that, I will either listen to Rush Limbaugh, or watch one of the religion channels or go to the Mission for awhile. I have less mental space for that approach to things.
Maybe we need a poetry reading thing that is NOT a slam. I am going to raise that possiblity sometime. I liked that judges got switched around, that was cool, and the decision making was transparent, I very much prefer that. All in all not a bad night's entertainment.
A bit earlier today...
I am on some new medications which cut my appetite and in fact give me mild nausea. This isn't all bad. I need to lose a little weight anyway. If it prevents me from over-eating this is a plus! The other effect is the new stuff makes me very sleepy, but I can drink coffee in moderation without ill effects so at least I can deal with the drowsiness.
Just watched 'Red Dawn' all the way through on G-4. I found I understood the actors portraying Cubans just fine. Did not need the subtitles. With the Russians I got like half of it, those words which are the same in Bosnian essentially. It is the cheesiest imaginable film, but that is what makes it good for someone who does not feel so good.
I think I am also kind of tired because my body has been fighting the infection that was in the tooth that I had removed. There is a little swelling there, but nothing terrible. Odds are I will throw that off. I feel lots less coldy.
It is a beautiful spring day, and I go tomorrow to see whether I am a good candidate for cataract surgery. They will perhaps fix my better eye, possibly, I could luck out and get both done. Either way, it is cool.
An online friend of mine who used to live in Slovenia and who has been an absolutely wonderful source of information about Dead Ancestors has re-surfaced and has sent me marvelous videos from YouTube. This has led to finding other wonderful videos on my own. I was having trouble getting on YouTube actually for some time.
I got here due to a comment that must remain unpublished because it was comment spam. The same comment actually appears earlier in this blog, at a more relevant date.
I don't know if I can get in here other than by a link of some kind yet. I am just doing the trick of restoring a previous session.
That seems to sometimes work for now.
They over-block. I run Linux at home so that makes doing something harder. I guess my Mozilla won't run without it on Linux on this machine. That is a pain. It is a pain that this has to be done by long distance calls and schreen shots.
Well it is a beautiful sunny day at least. Off to read poetry at the day time poetry reading, and later ath the Slam.
I really hope no one reads poems only to beg. It offends me. I have been way worse off in my life than some of these folks. Also no gangster poems.
If I did not want a chance at the money, I would volunteer to judge.
Beware of Scots Bearing Stones!
No seriously, I got in from my YouTube account, several times. Now the same people who now I fear to name are blocking me. I understand I am not alone with this problem. I would like to see some people comment if they have had the same problem.
Now back to the picture. I was stuck at home in Bjelava one day, and decided to watch T.V. F.T.V. is good for unscheduled random documentaries which might not be announced in he paper. This one was on Scotland.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Four Balkans Medals in the Olympics
I am recovering nicely from the removal of the tooth where they attempted to do a root canal and could not do it. I am tired, but over all feel a good bit better. I watched a friend's kid briefly and then she took me for some shopping for softer foods. I have some nice beef soup and there were strawberries and those Clementines which I like very much, and some peaches in syrup. I got some nutritional drinks too. One medication I take now can reduce your appetite, and that is probably a good thing just now! I was grateful to be able to bring home nice things, and my friend's little one is getting easier to talk with and play with. We played 'tic tac toe' and she won once, we drew once and then I won. then we found a rather grubby little soft soccer ball so we went into an un-rented office and rolled the ball back and forth, she had Hello Kitty movies on her little DVD player, and we watched that. Not bad at all. We're probably all going to go do something fun next week, when I actually feel better.
So here we are, I can look at the entire blog, I can get in here and actually post but only from YouTube! When I sign back on, I just go to 'restore previous session' That way I know I have the best chance of making it back.
Oh this is interesting!
YES! Found the other back door in!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I believe he is only the second Balkans medal. I was glad to see Bodie Miller get gold, but I must say I was glad after all the hard work Ivica and Janica both have done, one of them medaled! Glad for Ivica as an individual, and also glad for Croatia.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The link I could not get at last week:
Greek appointed to protect Serb religious heritage in Kosovo
Feb 16, 2010, 17:46 GMT
Read more: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1534065.php/Greek-appointed-to-protect-Serb-religious-heritage-in-Kosovo#ixzz0g6GrDk3K
Balkans in the Olympics: Sole Croatian Medal
| 19 February 2010 |
BBC has this discussion of Crna Gora and the language
I haven't seen it on the news here, yet but Gen Haig has died
From: Andy Soos, ENN
Published February 17, 2010 02:38 PM
Balkan Heat Wave
Bosnia: Police Launch Search in Foca
| 19 February 2010 |
Let's Just Send the Car For Them!
So since I can, I have been enjoying the internet access we have now where I live. I really love having both TV and the internet. Not that I mind a good book to read!
The weather here has not been too bad. I got up and made Bosnian coffee and leftover cake and meds for breakfast. My son sent me a wonderful little thumb drive, it is one of those ones that folds up so you can't lose the cap someplace.
I have been looking for a favorite Bosnian T.V. show, Pećat over on Google and YouTube, with no particular success. I miss that show, it was pretty excellent. Why no episodes are up is a mystery to me.
Now to post this and sneak back out of here.
I want to send the proverbial car for the Dans Guardian thugs who keep me away from stuff like my OWN BLOG!
I just found out Google is being sued, a class action suit against Google Buzz, can someone who wants to obliterate Dans Guardian in a legal fashion please start a suit against them? I would be happy to testify against them!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
here is a link I saw about the pilot who crashed his plane into offices in Austin where the IRS, the FBI and CIA have offices. If he were Muslim, we'd hear that he had 'self radicalized'
To me this does look like a deliberate act of terror. Of course he torched his own house. He had family
What is up with that?
On an Excursion to eliminate:
now back to our regular programming. I managed to lose all internet connectivity last night trying to de-nut Dans Guardian. I went to their site and found that my attempt to send them some diplomaticly worded e-mail about the problem failed. Then I looked down. Those poseurs have NOT UPDATED Their alleged site since 2005 That's FIVE YEARS Narodi! FIVE YEARS! further I could not find say a phone number to call them. I only wanted to try to get the thing to not keep me out of sites, but by the time I noticed no phone number I was thinking some combination of ethnic cleansing and legal action was really what I wanted to do to them. May they seek their children in the river with a fork!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A Week of Dangerous Excess is OVER
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Very Old Bosnian footage: Pre Wolf Hunting Dance
Bulgaria Refugee Director Charged, Will be Fired
Balkans: Drug trafficking provokes diplomatic row
Afghan situation like Bosnia: Holbrooke
Web posted at: 2/16/2010 5:26:20
Source ::: THE PENINSULA / BY SATISH KANADY
EXCLUSIVE: Former Gitmo Prisoner, Rehabilitated in Saudi Arabia, May Soon be Released
view & vote:
The Latest Green Cars
Snowflakes Up Close
The Week in Pictures
Kultur Korner: I like this guy's stuff, it's cute and imaginative:
Serbian Artists' Imaginative, Sustainable Takes on Everyday Objects
From the same place, an article on sustainable fashion design:
Bosnia: Woman Hurt in Robbery, Thief Killed
(They should mention in the headline that the woman killed the would-be thief!)
(sorry there is a paywall here)
Bosnia Serb Referendum Threat Alarms Muslim Returnees
Prijedor, Banja Luka, Sarajevo | 16 February 2010 | By Sabina Niksic
and why I say DIE DANS GUARDIAN DIE!
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Those sleezy greezy b*****ds blocked me from an article which ONLY CONCERNS RELIGIOUS and POLITICAL subjects. It is NOT an article with porno or warez.
Queen of Kludge!
OK I did get to see the opening ceremony for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010. I watched the Parade of Nations and of course kept an eye out for Bosnia Hercegovina's team of 5, and was delighted to see them well spoken of by the announcer. Croatia and Serbia both got kind of hosed by NBC though, being shown after a lengthy commercial break as opposed to live, and not shown really entering the arena.
The weather here is improving, it's changeable still so my arthritis is acting up all over the place. I may be online a bit more intermittently. At least if I don't manage the Dans Guardian cleansing, I will be able to by pass it using Flikr! Meaning y'all get more pix! Maybe even the occasional film clip!
Once I understand how to remove it, lengthier posts should follow.
All the best!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I am trying to get around an obnoxious content filter
Friday, February 12, 2010
Foggy in the Yakima Gulag
On the upside, the new neighbor made dinner for everyone last night. Turns out he hates eating alone. I don't awfully mind eating alone. I have figured out a mostly healthy diet for myself that can be made using a microwave. I don't like to get fancy unless I am cooking for more than one. It simply involves too many dishes, too many pans and too much time. Why go to all that fuss for just one person? So I don't. :) The two ladies in the house don't cook the two guys however are OBSESSED with cooking and go to trouble daily to cook. I think it's almost funny. :)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
In the Library in my Birthday Suit
It is lovely. I don't have to impress anyone today. I am only wearing it to enjoy the turned heads when my lovely daughter takes me out to lunch.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Layoffs are bad for business!
WHAT the HELL TOOK THEM SO LONG? Regular folks like already had this figured out!
relevant link here:
read it narodi! :)
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Blame the stupid, ignorant Americans...
Some blogs are so inactive, I am considering
I am not doing anything immediately, I will at least wait until Saturday or Sunday when I hope to have a block of smooth internet sailing from home. It is not a decision I will be taking lightly.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Bad news in Indian country being totally ignored
Friday, February 05, 2010
Wonderful Early Birthday Present!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
So, I was at the coffee shop, planning a MASSIVE Lynx Dumpt...
Sometimes my blog is heavily spammed by people with various squiggly languages, and I don't have all the time in the world to knock off their comments. I leave them un-dealt with in the comments area.
Anyway the stuff I wanted to do a Lynx Dump on has to do with a village near to the Brcko District in BiH which has roughly 100 residents. It is crawling with Wahabbit types. So massive numbers of Federation and Republika Srpska police went in and busted some people. I will have to hunt down the links I wanted, I don't have time at Raymond Hall or the Public Library even for all this. Meanwhile I have good news for my faithful readers. The presence of a new housemate means we can actually afford to upgrade our cable service. This upgrade will result in my having internet at home! Also it will result in possible phone service. The Very Worst Case Scenario is I will be able to have Magic Jack installed or Google Talk, which means I can be in touch with all the Long Lost relatives who want to pick my brains about the huge lot of Dead Ancestors I have researched. I will actually be able to speak with them without going totally broke! This is fantastic, and everyone ought to notice an improvement in this blog right away.