Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Some news clips:





Seeing the pictures with some of these articles made me miss Sarajevo all over again. I am glad I went while I could. Things are not bad here. My real traveling days are likely behind me.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Id Bajram Mubarak

to any Muslim readers of my blog!



File under 'Not f___ likely!':



Sunday, August 28, 2011


American News:

Stephen King is starting a radio show.


He is on the Left end of the spectrum and I will most definitely be a listener on-line.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Hot again:

Can't take him anywhere:


BiH, Serbia recognize Libyan Opposition:


This in the case of Serbia is interesting, because of the close alliance Serbia had with Kaddafi.

How BiH went is no surprise since there were never strong ties.

I slept a good deal today and yesterday. It's been too hot for me.

I find I need to be on my oxygen more when it us very hot.

I don't feel too bad all considered. I am coughing a lot less.


Heat Wave:



This can't be good..



Thursday, August 25, 2011




Check out this video on YouTube:


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Sorry I meant to put in news links:


Nobody likes Kaddafi anymore:



Today's News:

It was pretty hot today. My helper took me for a walk. We saw a quail, a beautiful blue dragonfly and an osprey.
Then I took her out for lunch.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Another article with pictures;


I did some walking in the mall with my helper. My ankles don't feel so good. Tomorrow we will ako Bog da walk outdoors for a bit.

Monday, August 22, 2011


And as always... on or two more things...,

One doesn't think of Ramadan in Serbia, but there is the Sanžak region:


There are some nice pictures in this informative article article.

This article is of interest because of who it is about:



Hot here...


I had stuff on the above story earlier.

Here is a bit more:


The whole Palestinian question, like Kosovo is an awful pickle to hand to the Bosnian State, especially right now.


Of course this story needs updates. Saif al Islam is running around Tripoli, and there's other stuff to update.


Sunday, August 21, 2011



Right now I am glued to CNN and Al Jazeera. The Opposition are in Tripoli. Not by any means to say the fall of Qaddafi's regime is a done deal, but the odds of that fall have gone up considerably.

I hope it goes smoothly, with as little bloodshed and loss of life as possible.

Friday, August 19, 2011


ICE Lets The Side Down:



An interesting blog to check out:


Thursday, August 18, 2011


Mladić again:




Thank you for your service to America and to Bosnia:


And a story of a refugee in Minnesota:


I found a couple comments a bit ignorant but the article was good.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Srijeda already?

Time flies when you are having fun! So since the shower chair is not covered my helper took me to Bi-Mart, they have them cheap there, and I got a hand held shower head, so the maintenance guy put it in. Friday my helper will come back. I can have my bath with someone around and she will help me with washing my hair and my feet. I am glad to have the whole bath thing set up to be safer for me.
I am also really glad my helper is someone I know and trust. She is a good worker and does what she is supposed to do.
One of my neighbors has a total air-head for a caregiver. I think that is sad. She needs the right help. I told her I was really glad I listened to her about getting someone privately contracted.

I feel ok considering that it got warm.

To the news:


An interesting piece:


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


News for Tonight:

The witness is a Bosnian Serb, and he says Bosnian Serbs were attacked by Serb forces as well as Muslims being attacked.


Bosnia is in a spot when it comes to Palestine:


And something positive:


Dirty Dodik up to yet more shenanigans:


Monday, August 15, 2011


It's a Monday... What can I say?


The cellist went to live in Northern Ireland as I recall. Ironic.

I did not consider BiH that dangerous when I went, I would probably not go to Rwanda just yet.

Then again.., gorillas! Maybe if I were younger and had a Black Belt.


ICTY has been on three week Summer Recess:


Page 3 :

Since I am a girl, the Page 3 position is occupied by a boy.

I don't know how you would find a male more like a young Brigitte Bardot:


And pardon the fact I included 'The Daily Mail' but I liked the pictures:


I guess where his family originally fled answers the ethnicity question.

In another age he would have posed for paintings of angels. No one would have questioned his desire to be beautiful.

At least he doesn't look like my cousin the Duchess of Alba.

There needs to be a law against Botox at that age! The LIPS!!! I may be haunted forever by them..

*** on a personal note, I am still recovering from pneumonia. I am still tired a lot of the time. I am still on oxygen.

I have a helper. She is paid to help me with a few things I can't do so easily on my own. She also is a very long time friend. I really am grateful for the help. In addition to being generally weak, my right arm is messed up.

That means I need help with bathing. Some days my right arm is so weak I can't pick up a coffe cup. I have been used to doing for myself.

The good news though, is this friend needed a bit more work. She has it and I have someone who can help at those times my daughter can't.

I am still coughing stuff up. I still don't get all that hungry. I have been drinking a lot of V-8 juice. I like V-8. It's warm here and V-8 is very refreshing.

Thank God it's not as hot as most years. Most years we get at least some days over 100F. I used to not mind that. I can't cope with that kind of heat anymore. I find I need more oxygen those days. I can go a couple hours off it if I am not doing anything, and it's cool. If it is warm and I am doing anything much, I can be off half an hour. So most of my cooking is of things that take less than half an hour.

All in all I don't think I am doing badly. I would rather have gotten to watch my grandkids, and gone to the Zoo in Seattle. Then again, I am alive.

My goal is to regain my strength and get to where I don't need oxygen. I want to be able to walk to the store and take busses. I miss that.

Oh well. God willing I will di those things again.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Assorted stories:

 the recent riots in http://whttp://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/europe/war-crimes-court-clears-its-wanted-listww.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/europe/war-crimes-England the "BlackBerry Riots" is like calling the Chicago riots of 1919 the "Telephon


Long article:


Saturday, August 13, 2011


From Al Jazeera:



Article from Radio Free Europe:


Friday, August 12, 2011



A source I can't name who worked for OHR told me back in 2008 that the Europeans in OHR wanted the Americans out of OHR. Then I read this... 

Despite all the problems in BiH the KM  is stable:




Thursday, August 11, 2011


Krv je Krv:

This reminds me of Jim Crow and Apartheid. . .



Some cooments on the article above:

1. I have read Rebbeca West's book 'Black Lamb and Grey Falcon' a number of times and not seen the bit about some men in what was once Yugoslavia beating their wives at the beginning of a marriage to show who is boss. It's a long book. I would have liked an actual citation. Most of the married couples Dame West described were happy.

2. Human trafficking is NOT a new problem in Bosnia. It's pretty much been a problem since the war times.

3. All the societies in the Balkans are patriarchal. That is the case for most of the world.

Shelters for women fleeing violence are inadequate. Women do go back to terrible situations.

I feel sad that some things are worse.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


ESPN.com - Page2 - When war drums roll

Because I miss the Hell out of Hunter S. Thompson:


Tuesday, August 09, 2011



This site has many interesting photo essays:



A Land Called Paradise by Kareem Salama

Check out this video on YouTube:



A sad case:


I am afraid that the usual post-Communist nightmare has taken a firm hold in BiH and this makes me sad.

The majority of Bosnian people regardless of ethnicity are good people, but they have to deal with this.

Monday, August 08, 2011


Jebes Zemelje Bez Piramide !!!!:

Man I haven't done a pyramid update in God knows when



And tourism is doing pretty well:


Especially considering the lack of a government:


Which is putting at risk foreign investment and aid.... as an American, I feel your pain!

And the farmers are pretty annoyed. It's not like the States, Bosnians protest when they feel unjustly treated.


Friday, August 05, 2011


Ramzan for Survivors of Srebenica



Dutchbat Commander Expects to be Prosecuted:


Thursday, August 04, 2011


Divjak willing to stand trial in BiH:


Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Alright, Sorry Angelina, I Was Wrong!

I jumped to concludions based on rumor, that is never a good thing. I will see this film if it is shown in the Yakima Gulag People's Theatre.


Tuesday, August 02, 2011


The Whistleblower:


OK now I get why Angelina Jolie got the award.


Nobody else mentioned this aspect.


Not a Good Thing:


Monday, August 01, 2011



Person Sudpected of War Crimes to be Extradited:


Thank you Israel.

And here in the U.S., something horrible:


I hope these people win their lawsuit. This is just bad and wrong and razfukana on so many levels.


Up late:

A traveling Bosnian festival:


There are some nice videos and photos.

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