Wednesday, November 30, 2011

 

Karadžić trial update:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Security/Bosnia-Witness-at-Karadzic-trial-describes-Srebrenica-surrender_312700744606.html

Also Standard and Poor's further downgraded BiH to junk bond status:

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20111130-711832.html

Will there be a government in BiH?

It's been at least a year without one!

http://www.neurope.eu/article/commissioner-fuele-leads-detailed-discussion-eu-future-western-balkans


 

The Fake Presents For Under The Tree:


 

Middle of the night here...

People must have been in and out of here. The lady next door has two little dogs. I was warned they can be a bit barky, but this is only so if there are strangers. That is what dogs are FOR!
I mind people who don't belong here coming in and out, not the dogs doing what they do.

So you didn't come here for that, here's some news:

So someone from the Dutchbat is going to testify:

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-srebrenica-soldier-testifies-against-karadzic

Misli Mine!

http://main.omanobserver.om/node/73799


A couple of longish opinion pieces:

http://www.balkanalysis.com/bosnia/2011/11/28/attack-on-us-bosnia-embassy-not-seen-as-a-major-security-concern-despite-precedents-and-international-

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106004

Kultur Korner:

I watched the 60 minutes interview with Angelina Jolie. The trailer for her film was shown. It's probably on a level with 'Nafaka' your basic cheesy war film only at least Nafaka was local all the way. Even the 'American' is an Afro-Bosnian.

I found the brief 'love scene' in the trailer unpleasant and I am no prude, just did not care for it.

Looks like the actual footage related to the war is decent. I do like that she used Bosnian actors, and filmed in a language she herself does not speak. That is edgy and pretty brave.

I will want to actually see the film before deciding what I think.

Angelina Jolie herself kind of unnerves me.


Monday, November 28, 2011

 

Lamb on grill Bosnian way 2009 - Cooking Recipes - BeTheCook

http://www.bethecook.com/yt/0elmwjozRIY_-_Lamb-on-grill-Bosnian-way-2009

I ate here several times during my various trips to BiH. The lamb here is to DIE for!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

 

Think About It:


Friday, November 25, 2011

 

Mate Bulić - S'one strane Plive

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZtXMELSsns&feature=youtube_gdata_player


 

Toy Camel Made of Camel Parts:


Thursday, November 24, 2011

 

After a lot to eat:

This is the sixteenth anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Accord.


Why do people even look at porn anyway?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/bosnian-police-seize-15-million-child-porn-images-from-suspected-hacker-blackmailer/2011/11/24/gIQAot7GsN_story.html

Two men sentenced for war crimes:

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1767485

Karadžić trial update:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15878332

It's pogaća, not pogarca, oh well... As long as everyone had fun!

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/222158/

Kultur Korner:

Bosnian born soprano passes:

http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE7AM1GK20111123?irpc=932

http://m.hitfix.com/blogs/awards-campaign/posts/angelina-jolies-in-the-land-of-blood-and-honey-gets-a-bloody-romantic-poster


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

 

Happy Thanksgiving

To my American readers!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

 

Various And Sundry:

http://dobbs.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/11/22/a_response_to_criticisms_of_defining_genocide


The original article:

http://dobbs.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/10/31/defining_genocide

http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE7AL1N820111122?irpc=932

Preview of Angelina Jolie 60 Minutes interview:

http://cdn17.castfire.com/video/305/2242/8032/796477/cbsnews_2011-11-22-131117-4077-3-0-0.1100.mp4?cdn_id=26&uuid=4280fb3965510c14f5a3e16995c3d301&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fm.cbsnews.com%2Fvideostorysynopsis.rbml%3Ffeed_id%3D0%26catid%3D50115380%26videofeed%3D36&track1=CBSNews&track2=MobileWeb


Apparently Ms. Jolie leaned rather heavily on someone's book about the war time in BiH.

Warning: the ads alone on this link are not safe for work!

http://www.theimproper.com/30717/angelina-jolie-revisits-dark-side-on-60-minutes-video

And this is not good news:


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7AL21L20111122?irpc=932


Monday, November 21, 2011

 

Albanian Bride with Gold Make-Up


Sunday, November 20, 2011

 

Turkey done right!

video

 

Is it just me, or does tat officer look like he is peeing on the demonstrators ?


Saturday, November 19, 2011

 

Snijeg

video

 

Snijeg Pade Na Voće Na Behar


 

Snijeg


 

A Kosovo Bride:

I don't know anything about these people but this is cool

http://vimeo.com/m/16759941


Friday, November 18, 2011

 

So many at once! ت


 

Occupy Wall Street 99% Spotlight Signal #N17 #OWS #OccupyEverything

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxG4g62rnd8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I like this method, it involves no property destruction, it gets a message across and well, it's awesome!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

 

Such a nice feel-good story!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45288283/ns/today-weddings/

Two protestors at OWS meet and marry.


 

Mladić Update:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Security/Bosnia-UN-court-demands-medical-checkup-of-Mladic_312651407582.html

! Scary Turks! ooooooh!

http://www.isaintel.com/2011/11/16/second-ottoman-occupation-or-much-needed-investment/


Anything to stir up trouble! The investments are needed and dammit The US can't do it all!

I haven't heard any news from War Child in some time

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/8891956/The-saddle-saga-scars-of-war-in-Bosnia.html


 

Prvi Snijeg

video

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

 

Extraditions:

http://heraldnet.com/article/20111115/NEWS01/711159817

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40401&Cr=bosnia&Cr1=

IDPs still in 'Collective Centers';

http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=126486

These people need proper homes.

Oh and 'Vulture Funds' never heard the term but it is apt!

http://m.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/nov/15/call-action-vulture-funds-preying-poor?cat=global-development&type=article


Monday, November 14, 2011

 

Wahabi Village Raided:

Raids here are just about routine:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10/29/police-raid-bosnia-village-after-us-embassy-attack/?test=latestnews

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/13/2763782/cvcc-exhibit-tells-story-of-bosnian.html


 

Trial News:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Security/Bosnia-Karadzic-requests-break-to-prepare-genocide-defence_312643692213.html

So Karadžić thinks he deserves a break..?

I don't think so!

In other news, I has my hair cut and I donated it to Locks of Love. It was turning into way too much work. My choices were to go dread, it was trying to dread up on me anyway, buy badly, or to do what I did do.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

 

SunFair Queen:


 

Helicopter

video

Saturday, November 12, 2011

 

Chopper


 

Today's News:

Face it, I am not up to the task of doin NaNo this year. I have twice ground to a screeching halt. Writing at all seriously is exhausting. Not up for that. So I am going to be here more.

http://www.thestar.com/iphone/article/1085844--siddiqui-embers-of-extremism-threaten-bosnia


http://www.isaintel.com/2011/11/11/bosnian-court-hands-down-minor-prison-sentences-for-terrorism-convictions/

Sramota!

http://www.isaintel.com/2011/10/18/bosnia-revision-progresses-as-state-coffers-lose-millions-to-fraudulent-welfare-claims/

I knew of several cases of people who could not get their pensions, people with major injuries. So the last story in the article makes me livid.


 

Marine Tank

video

Friday, November 11, 2011

 

Thank You To All Veterans!

The headline for today ,

Al Jazeera Balkans:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2011/11/20111111201910810159.html


Thursday, November 10, 2011

 

Mladić skips court:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/former-bosnian-serb-military-chief-ratko-mladic-skips-court-hearing-because-of-ill-health/2011/11/10/gIQAb3BT8M_story.html


http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2011/11/10/bosnia_court_sentences_man_in_wartime_murder_rape/

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2011/Nov-10/153653-bosnia-jails-islamists-for-planning-attacks.ashx#axzz1dJzC1qiX

I did ride a bus that went past that park by the US Embassy pretty regularly.

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/08/1951272/judge-considers-extradition-of.html

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7Ba03acf96-b8d1-4c8b-bab3-03c324e0b8ea%7D


Kultur Korner:

http://articles.courant.com/2011-11-09/entertainment/hc-bosnian-weavers-open-studios-1111-20111109_1_bosnian-head-scarves-fatima


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

 

Christmas Cactus Flower


 

Kludge:

I put the battery operated candle in s Lemon Sqeeze with the top cut off to make a hole, then put those in a round pot. Then put some pebbles so the candle would stay put. Then I used a small plastic bag. Did something similar with one of those small LED flashlights.
Works very well and eliminates fire hazard .

Sunday, November 06, 2011

 

Welcome to Kitty City

This is freaky and fun!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX3iLfcMDCw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Saturday, November 05, 2011

 

We are not much better here...

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/11/2011113151339292447.html

 

Bosnian song in a Pakistani drama

And now for something completely different!

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swokRw07jRI&feature=youtube_gdata_player


 

Id Mubarak to any Muslim readers!


Friday, November 04, 2011

 

Condemnations

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7A35VE20111104?irpc=932

And good things came from Angelina!

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j3dj_Kbihxj-P9iQHENX19c7ko_w?docId=54fed292553840d0b39c571a2bd9cc9a

Karađžić Trial Update:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Security/Bosnia-Witness-tells-court-about-suffocating-Muslims_312606038213.html


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

 

Pauk


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