Sunday, October 26, 2008

Looking...

Out the Window - Somewhere Over the U.S.
September 2007


At Least It Can Make For Beautiful Sunsets...

...pollution that is :(

I was up at the Bijela Tabija (White Bastion) once again with visitors a few days back. Sky wasn't so clear this time, the smog had pretty much taken over.

Afternoon Smog - Sarajevo


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vintgar Gorge

Just a couple miles or so outside of Bled, is the beautiful Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar). This time of year it proved to be a beautiful walk, and being a Monday after the normal vacation season, there were few other visitors.

Flowing Toward Sunshine - Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia





A Splash of Color - Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Just spent a beautiful weekend at Bled, Slovenia. The weather was near perfect, the fall colors were gorgeous...and the company was fine too! So putting politics and banking aside, back to photographs.

Bled Island, Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, with Bled Castle in the background




Blejski Otok, Cerkev Marijinega Vnebovzetja, Blejski Grad

Thursday, October 02, 2008

More..."No Photoshop Required"

This could be funny if it wasn't about to cost each and every U.S citizen about $23,000...$7 trillion true cost of bail out divided by 300 million citizens (approximate population of U.S.) and greatly prolonging the downturn in the stock market, housing prices and general economy.

Section 503 of the bill the Senate is about to vote on:
SEC. 503. EXEMPTION FROM EXCISE TAX FOR CERTAIN WOODEN ARROWS DESIGNED FOR USE BY CHILDREN.
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I'd post all the other stupid pork here (basically the entire 500, 600 and 700 sections which start at page 261 and go to the end) and some of the glaring loopholes in "taxpayer protections" (the first 261 pages:) but then I'd have to add a tag in the blog for depressing. I'd also like to encourage others to read the Senate's 451 page "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008". I can pretty much guarantee that your senator hasn't read it. I doubt the House Representative's read their version. It was light stupid summer reading of only 110 pages...it skipped the part about toy arrows :)

...even the Exxon Valdez made the bill....I thought we had our fill of that in "Waterworld".