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Mostar – Don’t Forget 93   Leave a comment

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I traveled for about 2 weeks in Croatia and Bosnia. I will, probably, make other postings about this interesting experience.  Staying in Mostar (Bosnia) it is hard not to notice signs with “Don’t forget 93” or more elaborate “Don’t forget but forgive forever”.  I am not going to argue how meaningful this sentiment in general and in Islamic culture particular but more interesting question is – what is audience? I should say that we did not have much problem with English in Bosnia (knowing Russian helps somewhat) but English is not native language there. So the audience is Americans and may be tourists in general.  They should not forget blood poured in Bosnian land.  Insinuation is that Bosnians are not participated in this bloodshed and purely innocent victims of outside power.

Bosnians should not forget this.  Bosnians should remember that they have as much blood on their hands as Croats and Serbs have.

Marijuana and Chess in Denver   Leave a comment

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It is easy to see how people of Denver enjoying marijuana legalization in Colorado.  Sometimes I feel getting high just by smell on streets.

The most interesting is popularity of playing chess on street. I had to notice it because chess was major part of my childhood and any former chessaholics would understand irresistible attraction of this game.

Are there relation between weed and chess?  It sounds interesting but somewhat crazy.  Cloudy good feeling on one side is against intense work of calculation and intuition on another. Is it even strange question to ask? I google  (“weed chess”) and was surprised to find very rich subject.

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Obama’s Hope and Change   Leave a comment

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After 8 years of Obama’s rule we have got promised Hope and Change. It is not possible to predict how Trump’s administration would be successful but certain gloom of corrupted socialist queen is prevented.  Thanks to Obama, workers of whole America are united in rejecting social engineering and wealth redistribution schemes.   We are all Hope that America is Changed and its decadence is transformed to world’s beacon of freedom and prosperity.

Nashville – Robert’s Western World   Leave a comment

We decided to spend our weekend in Nashville. It  is my first time in home of country music.  I know nothing about country music but having enough whiskey how bad can it be?  After bar crawl we end up two evenings (going to the nights) in Robert’s Western World. They have really the best music and crowd for me. Had several photo and bourbon (Wild Turkey) shots. By some reason I’ve got some rather intense portraits.  This is kind of strange because we all had great fun.

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This guy is, probably, very famous.  Almost all knew him. We, obviously, had no idea. If you know him, please, reply in this blog. I am just very curious.

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This is part of Nashville bar strip. Robert’s is the middle.

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Lamborgini in Peru   Leave a comment

Reading excellent book Against Intellectual Property  by Stephan Kinsella reminded me photo that I made in Trujillo, Peru.

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Mahatma Gandhi & Che Guevara   Leave a comment

Street art in Wicker Park, hipster Chicago neighborhood, looks nice and has deeper meaning.  The same painting has Gandhi with humble peaceful smile and Che looking determined to use all necessary means to achieve his goals. One man has never killed and another one eliminated as many as he deemed useful. Two are icons of the Left in struggle for Social Justice.  Before red sky with revolutionary masses both men are united by suffering of millions that coursed by their deed and ideology. Both men represent favorite myths and symbols without regard to disastrous results and lessons that could be learned from history.

Apulia, Tuscany, Umbria   Leave a comment

I love Italy. Here are some snapshots from my recent trip.

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Bary

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Cisterino

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Greve in Chianti

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Narni