Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kosovo to honor Bill Clinton with statue.

PODUJEVO, Serbia (Reuters) - Kosovo Albanians plan to honor their "savior" Bill Clinton by erecting a statue of the former United States president in the capital of Serbia's breakaway province.

The three-meter (10-foot) tall monument is still under construction in a studio in Podujevo north of Pristina.

"He is our savior. He saved us from extermination," sculptor Izeir Mustafa told Reuters. "I was thrilled by the work because I know what he did for us."

Kosovo has been under U.N. administration since 1999 after 78 days of NATO bombing ousted Serb troops who had killed some 10,000 ethnic Albanians in an 18-month counter-insurgency war against Albanian separatist guerrillas.

Ninety percent of Kosovo's 2 million people are ethnic Albanians. They expect to get their own state in the coming months with U.S. and European Union support, despite the opposition of Serbia and its main ally, Russia.

Clinton, as leader of the NATO alliance, is seen as the man who decided to bomb Serbia to force the late strongman Slobodan Milosevic to withdraw his forces from Kosovo, effectively handing victory to the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Pristina already has a road named after him, graced by a 12-metre (25 foot) tall mural of the former president. Pristina municipal authorities say they expect to erect the statue somewhere along Clinton Boulevard later this summer.

Mustafa has several more days to work before he bronzes the sculpture of Clinton, after which he will turn his attention to another soon-to-be former Western leader. . "I definitely will do a statue of (British Prime Minister) Tony Blair," he said. "He saved us as well".


Banksy is awesome.

For those who need an introduction, Banksy is deservedly the most famous or notorious (what you will) street artist in the world today. Though he started his exploits in the streets of England, he is of international renown for works in such locations as New Orleans, Paris, Los Angeles, Melbourne and the Israeli West Bank. He's also a master prankster and pretty much the figurehead of anarchic protest art. I have no doubt he has earned his place in art history. His book "Wall and Piece" is one of the coolest and cleverest art books you can get today.


Murdering real angels is the best way to bring the real hell on Earth.

ADAM JOHN WALSH (1974 - 1981)
Adam and his mother were out shopping when she took her eyes off him just for a few minutes. When she turned back Adam was gone. He had left the store with some older boys. He was abducted shortly after leaving the store. Adam's severed head was found on August 10. His murder remains unsolved.

On January 13, Amber was riding her bicycle near her grandparents' house. She was kidnapped soon after. Her body was found 4 days later. Her murder remains unsolved. Amber's murder sparked the AMBER Alert system.

AMY MIHALJEVIC (1978 - 1989)
On October 27, ten year old Amy was kidnapped from the Boy Square Shopping Center. On February 8, 1990 Amy's body was found in a field. Evidence suggests when she was found, she had not been in the field long. It's likely her body was kept in a cool place for months, and her murder remains unsolved.

CECILIA ZHANG (1994 - 2003)
Between 3 and 4 AM, Cecilia was taken from her bed in her home by Min Chen. She woke up and began to scream as Min carried her to the trunk of his car. He put a towel over her mouth to stifle the noise. Minutes later, she stopped breathing.

Christopher was molested by a sex offender, who then, with the help of his parents, murdered him.

Corrine, nicknamed "Punky" was kidnapped on the morning of September 6. She was found dead two days later, nine kilometres from her home. She had been raped and smothered. Clifford Sleigh was found guilty of Corrine's kidnapping, murder and rape.

DESTINY NORTON (2000 - 2006)
On July 16, Destiny Norton disappeared from her home in Salt Lake City. Eight days later, her body was found in the basement of her neighbor, Craig Gregerson. He had raped her and then killed her. Craig was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and murder.

EBONY SIMPSON (1983 - 1992)
Ebony was walking to her school bus when she was abducted by Andrew Garforth. He put her in the trunk of his car, drove to a remote location, raped her and threw Ebony into a dam where she drowned. Andrew Garforth was sentenced in 1994 to life in prison.

Holly and her brother had gone to a neighbor's house to see puppies. Her brother returned alone to their grandparent. One of Holly's shoes was found by the side of a road. On October 23, 1993, Holly's remains were found by hunters. Her murder remains unsolved.

JAIDYN LESKIE (1996 - 1997)
Jaidyn was at his mother's boyfriend's house when he was left alone for a few minutes. He vanished within those short minutes. Jaidyn's body was recovered around six months later. Jaidyn had been beaten to death. Although his mother's boyfriend has been possiblely implicated, Jaidyn's murder remains unsolved.

For the ones that reply to the "Do Not Reply" e-mails.

*High Five*

Friends with benefits.

"Friends" with benefits are all around me. That's why I think/say that I do not have friends. Because the ones with benefits should not be called friends. They're just typical human beings.

When being lonely is addictive.

Yes. I just love being lonely. I enjoy every second of it. It not only gives me the chance to know myself better but it also keeps me away from people, of course. People = "War". I know too many people but I'm not a friendly person therefore I always make fun of them, I always make them angry, I also offend them and I always think that I'm better than the people around me. (That's absolutely true, of course.) So...I rather be lonely. I rather be thinking about important things and not about silly ones. I rather be...sitting in the corner, maybe?


That's what a non-Albanian guy wrote on an Albanian Internet forum: "I live in a neighborhood and have gone to school with lots of Albanians and I've noticed that a large number of them buy things that most can't afford, I'm talking about Gucci shoes, $500 bags, all these luxury items. Where the hell do you guys get money from?..."

He's actually speaking the truth. And he's telling us about Number 1 Albanian PROBLEM. Yup. Yup. Being poor and rich at the same moment is a problem. A serious one. Don't you think so?

More photography.

Photography. Black & White.

Happy Halloween... but where did it all begin?

Halloween has origins in the ancient celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sau-an), which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". A similar festival was held by the ancient Britons and is known as Calan Gaeaf (pronounced kalan-geyf). The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half", and is sometimes(6] regarded as the "Celtic New Year". The name Halloween (or at least an Old English name which the modern term derives from), and many present-day traditions, derive from the Old English era. The celebration has some elements of a festival of the dead. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The actual term 'Halloween' is said to have been originally originally been spelt Hallowe'en, and is shortened from All Hallows' Even – e'en is a shortening of even, which is a shortening of evening. This is ultimately derived from the Old English Eallra Halgena ?fen. It is now known as "Eve of" All Saints' Day, which is November 1.
In the 800s, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day is now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were once celebrated on the same day.

What does it mean to hate YOUR OWN country and to love another one?

If you think that it means that you're not good enough for your country then you think wrong. Actually, it means that your country is not good enough for you.