Monday, October 31, 2011

 

My Proudest Moment of Kludge


 

Farmer's Market Last Day 2011


 

Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

 

La Catarina and her Dueña


 

Big Halloween Pancake


 


 

Sarajevo after the attack:

Lone Nut-Job?

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE79T2VD20111030?irpc=71

A Bosnian Family in Vermont:

http://vtdigger.org/2011/10/30/flood-diaries-tragedy-strikes-refugee-family-a-third-time/

Trafficking:

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/30/nation/9795288&sec=nation


 

Camel in SunFair Parade:

video

 

Luda Tikva

I got to decorate this pumpkin...

 

Complexity


Saturday, October 29, 2011

 

Another Picture of The Perp:

http://www.bosniak.org/cnab-condemns-attack-on-u-s-embassy-in-sarajevo/

 

Dirty Dodik Tricks:

http://www.bosniak.org/columbia-university-prevents-bosnian-americans-from-attending/

And in case you did not know, Bosnian Americans have condemned the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo.

http://www.bosniak.org/cnab-condemns-attack-on-u-s-embassy-in-sarajevo/


 

He is not Serbian!

He is from Sanžak and is not Serbian, but one of those Wahabis.

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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/u-s-embassy-bosnia-hezegovina-fire-serbian-terrorist-custody-shooting-article-1.967570


 

Shots Fired Friday At U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo

The LAST damn thing I expected!


http://www.voanews.com/english/news/15-Arrested-After-Shooting-at-US-Embassy-in-Bosnia-132844588.html

And film from a passer-by with a mobil-phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y69g4HqKvUA&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Friday, October 28, 2011

 

Creepy Pumpkin:

I am decorating it. Almost done.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

 

I am taking a break:

Expect posting to be more sporadic as I am doing that crazy NaNo thing again.

Take care! I will be checking in from time to time. Živeli!


 

Fried young pumpkin!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

 

Oakland Policeman Throws Flash Grenade Into Crowd Trying To Help Injured Protester

Warning, graphic footage:

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZLyUK0t0vQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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:


 

Hollyhock


 

Hollyhock


 

Interesantno

Caves in the Balkans;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9577248.stm


 

Interesantno!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9577248.stm

The caves are so amazing!


 

Face To Face With a Painted Lady

video

 

Bell Pepper Flower


 

Queen Katarina, Last Queen of Bosnia

Generally both Catholic and Muslim Bosnians alike remember this date.

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

 


 

Tomato Flower

A rather late bloomer!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

 

Two Pinto Mini Horses


 

Mini horses


 

Fallen Bell Pepper Flower

The petals do not fully part leaving a hole in the center

Saturday, October 22, 2011

 

Australian Aboriginal Art

Ship, look at all that detail! Just think, these people never saw a ship before and yet they drew it perfectly on rock

 

Goat Hill

Goats are cute. These ones wanted shade.

 

La Catarina

The Best Un-Dead lady

 
video

 

Early morning news:

Asylum Dilemma:

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/mum_and_girl_s_deportation_fight_1_3897333

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!

http://www.rferl.org/content/bosnia_escalating_war_of_words/24364968.html


I feel I must apologize for linking to Fox...

Mladić Trial Update;

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10/19/prosecutor-wont-appeal-mladic-trial-decision/


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....

http://dobbs.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/10/21/the_history_behind_the_worlds_most_ridiculous_border
And it's not a totally insane border.


And no, it was not some gift of Marshall Tito.

http://dobbs.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/10/19/crossing_the_worlds_most_ridiculous_border

There is a nice map with the article.

Dijaspora News:

On the less than pleasant side:

http://mobile.oregonlive.com/advorg/pm_32345/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=yt0Ukz0u

Can everyone say 'Flight Risk'?

Yes Class! I knew you could!


This is outrageous...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/19/BA2M1LJ4UF.DTL

Well got hit with Disappearing Story Syndrome 

So some Kultur Korner instead:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/books/review/shards-by-ismet-prcic-book-review.html


And Angelina Jolie's film gets a little preview:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE79K74O20111021?irpc=932


Thursday, October 20, 2011

 

Sic Semper Tyrannus!

Kadafi was killed this morning. The first reports I saw were from Al Jazeera. I am doing hot and cold running CNN and Al Jazeera at this time.

 

Kadafi is Dead

Reports from Al Jazeera including video indicate that Muamer Kadafi was captured and killed.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

 

Turkey


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

 

Closer,

Go for the burn! You have to scorch the skin to make it easy to remove. The flat is full of a delicious aroma.

 

Top Part of The Fallen Blossom


 

Inside The Fallen Blossom:


 

Fallen Paprika ( Bell Pepper) Blossom

I found this after I turned the plants.

 

My Little Jungle:


Monday, October 17, 2011

 

Tito's Grand-daughter Lives in Sarajevo:

Tito loved Bosnia. I am not surprised his grand-daughter does, but I am pleased.

http://www.rferl.org/content/tito_granddaughter_broz_interview_bosnia_yugoslavia/24362655.html


New Route For B&H Airline:

http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=123301


The Hague:


http://dobbs.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/10/17/soul_searching_at_the_hague


And a symposium for prosecutors:

http://www.bim.ba/en/1/40/33572/


 

Froggies!!!

Yeah, even I play games. Love this one, the frogs are cute.

 

Mala Tikva:


Sunday, October 16, 2011

 

Occupy Everywhere Update:

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2011/10/15/occupy-wall-street-movement-goes-local-and-global

Sorry to disappoint everyone, I wasn't there. Health reasons.


 
This Woman Is One Of My Heroes:

http://m.journalstar.com/mobile/entertainment/movies/article_e6339f3e-611e-528d-a746-12ac4d6fe0e2.html

Mladić Trial Update:

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE79C4QY20111013

Dijaspora:

http://m.wcfcourier.com/news/local/cedar-valley-diversity-not-just-a-black-and-white-issue/article_e98b3a4b-dea1-5f44-8029-de1ce9d0d6c8.html

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

 

Occupy Everywhere:

In Yakima, therefore was a pretty big turnout. I still am not well enough to be going to such things. If you can't run away, demonstrations are a bad idea.

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n261837

In Sarajevo they went down Titova.


Friday, October 14, 2011

 

Dodik Breathes Yet More Fire:

http://www.rferl.org/content/interview_milorad_dodik_bosnia_republika_srpska_politics/24360012.html


http://www.rferl.org/content/are_bosnian_and_moldovan_languages/24360173.html


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.

http://www.opednews.com/Diary/Serbian-Bosnian-Children-o-by-cumhur--zkaya-111014-376.html


And now a Pyramid Update:


http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2011/10/swedish_university_invites_ima.php?utm_source=networkbanner&utm_medium=link


Thursday, October 13, 2011

 

Interesting Article From Al Jazeera:

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/201110510272565485.html

 

News Updates:

Mladić trial update:

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7B44d49824-a2b4-45f8-b7e0-bd7a37da131b%7D

And not for the first time:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL5E7LD37Q20111013?irpc=932


 


 


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

 

Bell Pepper Flower:


 

Bell Pepper Flower:

Sort of closing up for the night,

Monday, October 10, 2011

 

Marine Vet at #OccupyWallStreet Tells Sean Hannity to "F**k Off"

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aaTGsGdp4c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Not Balkans related, but very important for Americans!


 

A welcome reform:

A long needed and very welcome reform;

http://www.expatica.com/ch/news/swiss-news/bosnia-to-change-constitution-over-discrimination_181018.html


Witness Refuses to Testify:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39988&Cr=icty&Cr1=

I do not think adding another religion to the mix is any answer:

http://m.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/October/Bosnians-Find-Prototype-to-Heal-Divided-Nation/

Radical Tunisian Deported:

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7B128d41cc-e2c3-4304-b3d0-5d691d80dcf1%7D


I saw him on TV a couple times, scary guy.


The EU is going to cut troop numbers in half:

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7B296f42cf-3713-4a91-ab9b-af7268becf20%7D


Sunday, October 09, 2011

 

Dodik in hospital:

I guess being the kind of guy he is can be exhausting...

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n261332

And here we thought we were so tired....


 

Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwyigUcGFak

 

Squashes and Pumpkins:


 

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater:

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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.


 

Repatriation:

Found:

http://articles.boston.com/2011-10-08/news/30258388_1_dna-samples-crew-members-plane-crash


Other information:

http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?&feed_id=0&catid=20112264&videofeed=36&nb_splitPage=0

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

 

News:

Steel Output Better:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL5E7L43L020111005?irpc=932


I don't usually put in sports news, but this is probably too important to omit:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/07102011/58/world-football-politics-behind-bosnia-violence.html


Kultur Korner:

New Novel By A Bosnian- American Author:

http://mobile.oregonlive.com/advorg/pm_29235/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=dLEwy4ho


 

Sorry, left this out the other day:

But if you live literally high off the hog, your health will suffer. Same thing if you don't take proper exercise.

http://m.smh.com.au/world/mladic-complains-to-court-of-ill-health-20111007-1ldnr.html

No, running from justice does not count.


Friday, October 07, 2011

 

The World According To Americans:

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/307635_537940083210_160900752_30894242_380438406_n.jpg?dl=1

Thursday, October 06, 2011

 

Oath Keepers Headed to Occupy Wall Street Rally:

No this is not good news.

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2011/10/05/oath-keepers-and-the-wayseers-to-occupy-the-occupation/

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:

People in BiH can't get medical care like they used to:

http://m.cbsnews.com/fullstory.rbml?feed_id=0&catid=20116493&videofeed=36


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!

http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/media-releases/2011/europe/bosnia-what-does-republika-srpska-want%20%20.aspx


Albina Terzić on trial in Sarajevo:


http://www.sudbih.gov.ba/?id=2137&jezik=e

http://www.sudbih.gov.ba/?id=2066&jezik=e

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...

It's not a nice night for crime. Dark and stormy.

 

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

I had my life changed by computers. I had my life changed by my old iPhone and this iPod.

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.

R.I.P.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

 

Al Jazeera coverage of 'Occupy Wall Street:

This is really an interesting article!


http://aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/10/201110322544595588.html

Oh there is a Balkans connection.


 

A Cold Case Cracks:

http://m.spiegel.de/international/world/a-789711.html#spRedirectedFrom=www

Monday, October 03, 2011

 

This is what happens when there is no government...

http://www.rferl.org/content/bosnians_protest_year_long_government_stalemate/24347819.html

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....

http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-175046.html

A worthwhile project:

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2011/bosnia-project-the-gift-wm-students-keep-giving.php


 

Once the skinheads turn out...

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/19229/2/


Behind on this story and the crazy stuff going on in Kosovo.


Sunday, October 02, 2011

 

Occupy Wall Street, or 'Now is the Autumn of Our Discontent'

I can't link to it but Al Jazeera is reporting some 700 arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge. I know from another source that 'kettling' was used by the police. The police have been very rough with protesters, while it hasn't risen to the brutality of Yemen or Syria, it's quite bad for a demonstration in the U.S.

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