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?

A Bosnian Family in Vermont:



Camel in SunFair Parade:


Luda Tikva

I got to decorate this pumpkin...



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!

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.


Shots Fired Friday At U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo

The LAST damn thing I expected!

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

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:

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:







Caves in the Balkans;



The caves are so amazing!


Face To Face With a Painted Lady


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



Early morning news:

Asylum Dilemma:

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.

Dijaspora News:

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 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



Tuesday, October 18, 2011



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.

New Route For B&H Airline:

The Hague:

And a symposium for prosecutors:



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


Mala Tikva:

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Occupy Everywhere Update:

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

This Woman Is One Of My Heroes:

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


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.

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:


News Updates:

Mladić trial update:

And not for the first time:



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:

Not Balkans related, but very important for Americans!


A welcome reform:

A long needed and very 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:

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

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.




Other information:

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



Steel Output Better:

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

Kultur Korner:

New Novel By A Bosnian- American Author:


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.

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:

No this is not good news.

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:

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...

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.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Al Jazeera coverage of 'Occupy Wall Street:

This is really an interesting article!

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.

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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