Monday, October 31, 2011
My Proudest Moment of Kludge
Farmer's Market Last Day 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
La Catarina and her Dueña
Big Halloween Pancake
Sarajevo after the attack:
A Bosnian Family in Vermont:
Camel in SunFair Parade:
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Another Picture of The Perp:
Dirty Dodik Tricks:
And in case you did not know, Bosnian Americans have condemned the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo.
He is not Serbian!
This story has a decent still of the guy. I tried to avoid the area of the U. S. Embassy when I lived in Sarajevo.
There are not a LOT of Wahabis in Sarajevo. Wahabis are not liked.
Shots Fired Friday At U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo
And film from a passer-by with a mobil-phone:
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I am taking a break:
Fried young pumpkin!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Oakland Policeman Throws Flash Grenade Into Crowd Trying To Help Injured Protester
Check out this video on YouTube:
Or in which things get all Middle East in Oakland.
A returning Iraq War veteran wearing a Veterans For Peace T-shirt was injured, when people came to his aid the police deliberately, with malice teargassed the demonstrators. Sorry, I am very upset right now.
The police also have been using helicopters. They have been brutal.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Bucket of Green Tomatoes:
The caves are so amazing!
Face To Face With a Painted Lady
Bell Pepper Flower
Queen Katarina, Last Queen of Bosnia
This is the anniversary date of the passing of Queen Katarina Vukčić-Kosaća.
She knew she was ill, that in fact it might be her last illness, so she called some of her court and a couple Croatian Franciscan monks and wrote up her will.
Queen Katarina was a learned woman. She kept a pretty sizable library. She believed in reading and learning, and not just for the nobility.
She was known to teach peasant children how to read and write.
She herself could speak and write Latin as well as her own language.
She tried really hard to recover her children. In this she was not successful. Her daughter did not live to adulthood, but died on the journey to Istanbul, in Skopje, Makedonia. There used to be a turbe for her. A turbe is a special form of grave. Muslims reserve such a grave for people who could be described as saintly, or for great rulers, or people who die for the Faith.
People used tho visit her turbe until the awful 1963 earthquake destroyed it.
Queen Katarina's son was made governor of Karaman province. He was married to a daughter of Mehmet II, the same man who conquered Bosnia.
Queen Katarina never got the news of her daughter's death. News traveled so slowly in those days.
She perhaps never knew that her son's life in the growing Ottoman Empire was very good indeed, much better than if he had wound up in Rome on a Papal allowance.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Two Pinto Mini Horses
Fallen Bell Pepper Flower
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Australian Aboriginal Art
Early morning news:
The story is sad, but this woman does not necessarily have to go live in her home village. She could live in Sarajevo.
The real reason to stay in the UK is her ability to earn a living is better. Bosnia has terrible unemployment. There is no real government yet, but I think the religious angle she is using is exaggerated.
A lot of ethically Muslim Bosnian women only put on a scarf and otherwise dress *Islamicaly* if they are going to the mosque, or attending a religious function, even in smaller towns. Now maybe in a little village, her claims are correct.
And that fire-breathing četnik is much more a reason to stay in the UK!
I feel I must apologize for linking to Fox...
Mladić Trial Update;
a lot more of the coast belonged to B&H before the Ottomans... Either directly as part of Bosnia or as property of the ruler of Hercegovina... Since we are opening cans if worms....
And it's not a totally insane border.
And no, it was not some gift of Marshall Tito.
There is a nice map with the article.
On the less than pleasant side:
Can everyone say 'Flight Risk'?
Yes Class! I knew you could!
This is outrageous...
Well got hit with Disappearing Story Syndrome
So some Kultur Korner instead:
And Angelina Jolie's film gets a little preview:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Sic Semper Tyrannus!
Kadafi is Dead
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Top Part of The Fallen Blossom
Inside The Fallen Blossom:
Fallen Paprika ( Bell Pepper) Blossom
My Little Jungle:
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tito's Grand-daughter Lives in Sarajevo:
New Route For B&H Airline:
And a symposium for prosecutors:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Occupy Everywhere Update:
Sorry to disappoint everyone, I wasn't there. Health reasons.
Mladić Trial Update:
Went to the garden with my brigu or and got pumpkin leaves and pumpkin flowers. I am going to be cooking them today.
Stuffed pumpkin flowers are very good.
The leaves are nice too.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
In Sarajevo they went down Titova.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Dodik Breathes Yet More Fire:
The nice person who wrote this needs serious help with her English, but she is raising the very serious issue of the children who were the result of war time rape.
And now a Pyramid Update:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Interesting Article From Al Jazeera:
And not for the first time:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bell Pepper Flower:
Bell Pepper Flower:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Marine Vet at #OccupyWallStreet Tells Sean Hannity to "F**k Off"
Not Balkans related, but very important for Americans!
A welcome reform:
Witness Refuses to Testify:
I do not think adding another religion to the mix is any answer:
Radical Tunisian Deported:
I saw him on TV a couple times, scary guy.
The EU is going to cut troop numbers in half:
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Dodik in hospital:
And here we thought we were so tired....
Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team:
Squashes and Pumpkins:
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater:
Food & Drink:
Things have gotten experimental kod mene I had a look on the Internet and found out that pumpkin leaves are edible. Africans eat them, so do people in the Indian Sub-Continent. In fact, pumpkin leaves are referred to as 'Bangldeshi spinach' so I asked my neighbor Thomas for some leaves and went out for them. I blanched them yesterday. They are a bit spiny.. These are late season leaves. Today I de-veined them and chopped them up. This was a large handful of leafiness. I chopped some onion. I decided to add some sesame seeds. I threw in a little Weber's 'Kicken Chicken' and fried that in a teaspoon of margarine. When the sesame seeds started hopping, I threw in the chopped pumpkin leaves. I fried them a short time. This was delicious. A bit chewy, kind of fuzzy like stinging nettles, but chewier than spinach.
I will chop them finer next time. That should make them better.
The area around Ljubuski was NDH territory since it is close to Croatia. There are some Muslim villages, but not many.
It's mostly a Catholic Croat area.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
I don't usually put in sports news, but this is probably too important to omit:
New Novel By A Bosnian- American Author:
Sorry, left this out the other day:
No, running from justice does not count.
Friday, October 07, 2011
The World According To Americans:
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Oath Keepers Headed to Occupy Wall Street Rally:
Both organizations have the hallmarks of cryptofascist groups. Note the semi military look of the Oathkeepers logo.
It's one thing for the police to bash people,( NOT repeat NOT that there is anything good about that..) after all it is sometimes their job to use force. They can be given orders (which ought to be refused...) or they can in certain circumstances fail to use good judgement. Still they are the police.
Organizations like Oathkeepers are not in charge of keeping order. It is not their job and no good thing can come of it.
It is as if a parent allowed one child to mete out punishment to another.
The photo The High Sherrifs @ Facebook Don't Want You To See:
This is what happens if the government suddenly disappears:
Well if a Serb guy from Pale could get personally on the bus to Sarajevo to try and save a little Muslim child, there is hope that BiH can function as one country.
Srbi, Hrvati, Muslimani mora biti jedan!
Albina Terzić on trial in Sarajevo:
It's overcast and rainy in the Yakima Gulag. I will need to post my recipe for stuffed pumpkin flowers. They were a hit here.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Oh jolly!!! Just heard a shot...
Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Steve Jobs changed life for my kids because Apple Donated computers to every school in California.
Because of him, we became a family of nerds.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Al Jazeera coverage of 'Occupy Wall Street:
Oh there is a Balkans connection.
A Cold Case Cracks:
Monday, October 03, 2011
This is what happens when there is no government...
I noted the lackadaisical attitude toward searbelts myself. Bad not to use them in a country with such scary roads. Oh warning, NSFW ads for Russian mail-order brides with big garbanzos....
A worthwhile project:
Once the skinheads turn out...
Behind on this story and the crazy stuff going on in Kosovo.