Thursday, May 31, 2012


And Elmo and Cookie Monster were out too!


Boy was it noisy!


Demo in Times Square

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Demo Live Now!


May 30 Demo Live on Earth Cam!!


Steći, they might not be what y'all thought...

A word of caution, most of this sight relates to The Great Pyramid Scam. Sorry, that's what it is....
However they linked to a paper which looks legit to me... on steći and interestingly it echoes views I have held about earlier steći at least.


In Honor of Those Murdered in The Middle Passage:

Monday, May 28, 2012


Yesterday, when I noticed the strawberries have fruits,


Lots of sailors in this crowd


Our Nightly Soap

Mr. T. And I watch this most nights. This week especially. It's Fleet Week. He's ex-Navy.


Sikh guy by the coffee shop


The Come-Back Kids!


Our Garden... Look at how it grew since just yesterday!


Dandelion With Weird Little Bugs...


OMG! First Strawberry to Show Color!


Sunday, May 27, 2012


Socking and despicable! -

How could the girl's own mother have allowed all this?,0,4103419.story

I am not able to post the link but two war criminals got sentenced for their parts in the Srebenica massacre and two other men were aquitted. All were Bosnian Serbs.

I do not see how a direct post of any news story harms anyone but I am not taking chances.

I am not so sure Brčko is ready for this scale back:,0,1148645.story


And a good article in Salon:


They're everywhere...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Ooh prints everywhere.... :(


Paw prints in the potatoes

A person who has two small dogs and another who has a little dog keep letting them out back off leash. I mentioned it in front of the manager. She seemed rather miffed, but someone's dog already killed our cucumber plant. Damn near stepped in dog poop yesterday while helping Mr. T. I do not like dealing with that. It's not healthy. What are dogs sacred or something?
I like dogs, I would never transport a dog on the roof of my car, or beat or starve one or mace one. but I don't want them in the same area where food is being grown.


Paw prints in our garden...


I have always preferred Nerds!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Bedu Food:

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Serbia has run-off between Tadić and Nicolić

And the latest, Nikolić has won:

Plane Crash in RS



Eurovision BiH entry:



Mr. T. and I enjoyed a day at Selah Community Days. It was loads of fun. I also dropped in on my son. He is not doing so well. His neuropathy was acting up. He hasType II diabetes. The pain is so bad.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


If this isn't gaming the system...

Then what is?

A good detailed article.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Our Garden:


I used to ride the bus with her:


Note the Četniks Graffiti


Mladić on trial


Mladić Trial Update:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Because I wonder how the Hell I missed this one?....

Seriously, I am very happy with my own life. I do not need this level of .... decor....

Too High Maintenance if you ask me!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Snijeg Pade:


Weather is Wacko in BiH!

Mladić updates:

Not helpful:

War Crimes Trials Post-Hague:

I think this will go slowly at best...,

Good! About Damn Time!

I have been to Čaplinje and Stolać and nefore the war both places used to be more mixed. All the area now has segregated schools. Just because the deciding factor is religion, doesn't make it any better than racial segregation.

And Kultur:

Aida Begić has a new film and it will open the Sarajevo Film Festival. She is excellent!

I too used to show up on time to work though I cannot drive. I got no credit for that fact. I am DELIGHTED at this woman's success!'green'-growing-spices-values-culture-at-seasons'-melting-pot/

So far Mr. T.'s main gripe is apparently I snore terribly. He snores too. He sounds so funny when he snores.

If that's his worst complaint maybe it's not going so badly.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


My plant cages


My DIY cages


A small dog went trimming through our garden....


Our plants. I still need more wire hangers,


Garlic roots


Onion roots

Friday, May 11, 2012


Unsecured Load


Plant supports were too big & too much $ so I am making some:

Thursday, May 10, 2012


No Kidding! Of course it was preventable!

More from Micheal Dobbs:

And on Victory over Fascism Day:

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Sun Dog may 9 2012


Sun Dog



Sun Dog


Monday, May 07, 2012


It just figures...

On the upside, Sarkozy has been pink slipped in France.


A new mine clearing device!

It looks like it's made of Tinker-Toys!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

He just said 'No' to war:

More on Angelina Jolie:

And no more excuses Mladić:,0,5531168.story

A really good article:

If Dodik doesn't like it, then it's got to be Good!

The only point I will ever concede to Dodik is that depleted uranium was a terrible thing to do to the region. While it primarily was done to Serbs, depleted uranium is a permanent problem, for EVERYONE.

Still suffering a cold. Right now my nose itches badly. I am on the mend at least. Poor Mr. T. has been by himself while I recovered here. It's been lonely for me as well. I did not want him getting sick too. At least we are only across the hall from each other. We send each other FB messages. I think I will be fine tomorrow.


Serbian Elections: - Shared via Al Jazeera for iPhone

Saturday, May 05, 2012


In which I go all old school...this includes praying for the well-being of the camels involved..




So I unwrapped it..


Camel Molk From Oasis Dairy Arrived Today ت

Thursday, May 03, 2012




It was hard reading about the feral dogs trying to eat the dead, but I know sometimes people were unwitting cannibals. Someone would cut the dead, and sell them. People got sick as a result. They usually had no idea until it was too late.


Journeyman Pictures has been an excellent source of information on Bosnia for some time:

Wednesday, May 02, 2012


Stakes, Water, Plants:


Baby Plants:


For Planting:


Our Garden Patch:


Our Garden Patch:

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Yakima Gulag and May Day

Yakima's May Day usually is a march. It was after 5:00 pm in a neighborhood I stay out of nowadays, unless I have a ride to and from or I am on the bus.

There probably wasn't anything else. I can't be as involved as I once was simply because I am doing good to get through a normal day. Mr. T. is well. He is not that involved with politics. He never was all that interested. He votes only in big elections and when he feels he understands what's going on for himself. I respect that. One ought not rely on others to decide what to think.

It was nice out. We got some glorious, absolutely fresh tortillas. I literally have not had such great tortillas in DECADES! Fiesta foods makes them fresh, you can watch and get a lovely fresh, hot bag.
I made some really good tacos.
We are kicking back.

A long time ago when my family lived in Mexico, we had business in Mexico City. There was a HUGE May Day demonstration and there were a lot of 'Yanquí Go Home' type signs. My mom and dad had to go where they ere going, and that meant right into Tlalteloco Plaza where this was all going on. Were they in the least molested? Quite the contrary!
People in the crowd gave them oranges and flowers and said, 'We like American people! It's the government we don't like!


'All That Remains'

I hope this film gets made!


Peace, Justice Elude Rape Victims Of Bosnian War

Peace, Justice Elude Rape Victims Of Bosnian War
by Sylvia Poggioli

- April 30, 2012

Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are still seeking justice.

Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, commemorated the 20th anniversary of the start of the war this month with a young people's choir performing John Lennon's song "Give Peace a Chance." Row after row of empty red chairs marked the more than 11,500 people who died during the siege of the capital.

But there was no mention of the many thousands of women raped and tortured during the war. The fighting was triggered by Serbs — Bosnia's second-largest ethnic group — opposed to independence, and produced the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II, lasted nearly four years and killed 100,000 people.

Women have always been victims in warfare, but it was the result of the courageous testimony of Bosnia's sexually abused women that rape was recognized as a war crime under international law.

And yet, "a majority of those responsible for these crimes have not been prosecuted; they are still at large," says Elena Wasylew, one of the authors of "Old Crimes, Same Suffering," an Amnesty International report.

Only 40 cases have been prosecuted by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague and in local courts.

At the same time, Wasylew says, "the women who went through this suffering have received very little help from the government."

Pretending Victims 'Don't Exist'

The exact number of victims is still unknown. No efforts have been made to create a database. Amnesty International estimates that there are several thousand victims.

Many have developed serious stress-related diseases, post-traumatic stress disorder and sexually transmitted diseases.

But, Wasylew says, many have still not received medical help. Amnesty researchers visited local hospitals and clinics, and spoke with government officials, medical staff and psychiatric experts, as well as victims.

"And the findings were really striking," she says. "There is very little understanding still on the local level, very little awareness of the problem."

Vera Jovanovic, president of the Helsinki Committee in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a human rights organization, says it's not a lack of awareness, but the unwillingness of politicians in dealing with this issue.

"This issue of rape victims is kept under wraps. This is still a traditional male-dominated society, and these victims are pushed into the shadows," Jovanovic says. "People pretend they don't exist."

Precisely because of the stigma attached to rape, many victims have gone abroad, and those who stayed are reluctant to return to their homes, where the crime was perpetrated. But many rural women who work on the land have no choice, and thus have to live side by side with their torturers.

Search For Justice Goes On

In an effort to break the wall of silence, Amnesty International is making videos to try to help victims and their families cope with the continuing trauma.

Wasylew says one of the videos shows a husband who is supportive of his wife.

"He sent a message to all husbands and all of the men in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and he said, 'You have to stand by your wives, you have tell them, you have to tell everyone ... that this is a crime, you can't be ashamed of what happened,' " Wasylew says.

The man's voice and face were disguised — he lives in a small town and feared reprisals against his family.

The majority of victims surveyed by Amnesty are Muslims. But researchers say there are also Croat victims, as well as Serbs. But Serb authorities are in greater denial and even more reluctant to acknowledge the victims' existence, according to the report.

The important thing, Wasylew says, is bringing all the perpetrators to justice.

"But that's the problem — that victims don't have ethnicity, but in this country they do, and once you give them an ethnicity, it is impossible to talk of international justice," she says.

Two years ago, the Bosnian government promised to adopt new laws that would give victims reparations as well as justice, but nothing was done. And officials are reluctant to discuss the issue.

Amnesty hopes its latest report will spark international pressure on Bosnian authorities to finally rescue these women from their state of limbo. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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Apologies for this being from The Daily Mail:

But it has the best illustrations and is the mist complete coverage so far:

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