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Home country: USA
Current location: Cannes, France
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Sarajevos Adagio (Albinonis Adagio in G Minor)

As I was watching this I realised I lived in one of the apartment blocks pictured. When we allowed the destruction of Sarajevo, we allowed the destruction of the best in all of us.


Thanksgiving in London

Long weekend planned. Picking up my lady arriving from Bratislava at Stansted at 12:30. Thanksgiving drinks with colleagues of many nationalities at 6:00. Thanksgiving dinner at the English Grill in the Rubens Hotel in Victoria at 8:00.

Every year they do traditional American Thanksgiving dinner for £45 per person, excliuding alcohol. They traditionally do a very good walnut stuffing. Yum!

Friday at the Tate to view EY-sponsored Impressionists exhibit that opened a couple of weeks ago. They’ve got Monet’s series on London and Fog that I’m really looking forward to.

Saturday, maybe down to Brighton weather permitting.

Sunday home and to the airport late for her flight back.


A Thanksgiving Oldie, But Definitely a Goody

W Made Me Fuck a Republican on Thanksgiving

Konsurvative claims Orthodox Christians didn't massacre 7000 Muslim Bosnians, fails miserably

He/she obviously doesn’t know much about the history of the Balkans. But that’s ok. Let’s give him/her a pat on the back for trying.

Christianity on display

In regards to the massacre of 7000 Bosnian Muslims by Orthodox Christians. Gotta love dem Christians...

Ag Rising (300 posts)
11. Bosnian Muslims

Who gives a fuck?
I know some that are over here now. Fucking leeches on our system but hate our culture.

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

As an atheist one of the reasons I oppose the death penalty is that it’s too kind. Rather than the fiction of someone rotting in an imaginary Hell, rotting for the rest of his life confined to a jail seems much more effective. I’ve known survivors of Srebrenica and of the siege of Sarajevo, women who were raped in front of their husbands and sons prior to the latter being slaughtered. I hope Mladic lives to a ripe old age.

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war.

Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo.

The UN tribunal in The Hague convicted him on 10 of the 11 charges.


Presiding judge Alphons Orie read out many crimes committed by troops under Mladic's command, including:

- Mass rapes of Bosniak women and girls
- Keeping Bosniak prisoners in appalling conditions - starving, thirsty and sick - and beating them
- Terrorising civilians in Sarajevo by shelling and sniping at them
- Deporting Bosniaks forcibly en masse
- Destroying Bosniaks' homes and mosques



Stunning visuals to the voice of Carl Sagan.

Wanderlust! It’s pretty much defined my life, banging about the world, living in odd places, foresaking the country of my birth. Oddly enough, even at my age, those places are still calling and I could be leaving London, one of the world’s great cities, soon.


Flying Sorcery

One of Al’s most melodic songs set to some nice visuals. Interesting about Amy Johnson. All Brits know the name but I don’t think the general American public, while certainly recognising Amelia Earhart’s name, would know hers.


A Reassuring Fable

from a very special bit of star stuff.


Goerlitz: Why you should visit the real 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Anyone ever been there? I’m a big fan of Central and Eastern Europe, but I haven’t. Looks like my next April vacation. Lots of excellent photos at the link.

(CNN) — You might not have heard of the beautiful German town of Goerlitz, but its medieval streets and blend of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Gothic architecture might still be familiar.

That's because it's regularly used to backdrop to some of Hollywood's most successful movies -- including Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds."

No surprise then, that Goerlitz has now been crowned Best European Film Location of the Decade by the Association of European Film Commissions.

The award, voted for by film fans across Europe, saw the town beat out 10 other nominees including stunning "Game of Thrones" locations in Croatia and the streets of Vienna, which star in "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation."
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