Super Sweet Blogger Award, thanks Katharina!


Super Sweet Blogging Award

Katharina of ZazuMove Danza Libera blog was so kind to nominate my blog for the Super Sweet Blogger award. Thank you for thinking of me!

Katharina has a really interesting sweet blog, with subjects from dancing to music.

Dear Kitty. Some blog has received other awards. It is my second time for this award.

When nominated for the Super Sweet Blogger Award the nominees have to 1. thank the super sweet blogger that nominated them. 2. nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers (see below; with links to their blogs), and 3. answer 5 super sweet questions. [and probably: 4. add the Super Sweet Blogging Award image to your blog post and 5. notify your nominees at their blogs]

1.Cookies or Cake?

Cake (especially if the cookies are Internet cookies :) ).

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Vanilla (if the question is about custard).

3. What is your favorite sweet treat?

Strawberries and raspberries.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?

When there are few of them.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

My sweetie :)

My nominees for the Super Sweet Blogging Award are:

1. imaginecontinua

2. TASHA’S TRAVEL TROVES

3. Sheepish Wolf

4. Masqua’s Art

5. radiance

6. Light touch

7. Hot Rod Cowgirl

8. Books&Psychology

9. veronicacay

10. A.R.T.~ Photography

11. Victor Rakmil Photography

12. Hoof Beats and Foot Prints

Buzzard on the snow


This video is called Common Buzzard on snow covered flat plain.

This morning, just south of Nieuw Vennep, a buzzard sitting on the snow along the railroad.

Los Angeles police shoot paper carriers


This video from the USA is called Police Shoot A 71-Year-Old Woman Mistaking Her For Suspect Christopher Dorner.

By John Andrews in the USA:

LA police shoot paper carriers during Southern California manhunt

11 February 2013

Los Angeles Police Department officers guarding the home of an LAPD captain from an ex-officer vowing revenge shot and wounded two women while they were delivering the Los Angeles Times last Thursday morning.

Photographs of the paper carriers’ pickup truck show multiple bullet holes entering from the rear, indicating that the still unidentified officers fired as the women were driving away. They were covering their regular delivery route in a housing tract located within the South Bay community of Torrance.

Emma Hernandez, 71, was in the rear seat handing the papers forward to her daughter, Margie Carranza, 47, who was driving and tossing the papers onto driveways. The women were following the common newspaper delivery practice of turning off their headlights to avoid disturbing residents who may still be sleeping.

Hernandez was hospitalized with two bullets in the back, but is expected to survive. Carranza was cut either by bullet or glass fragments. LAPD bullets pierced nearby cars, roofs and homes. Fortunately, no one else was hit. The LAPD has not announced the number of rounds fired, but estimates by neighbors range from 20 to 60.

Minutes later, a Torrance police cruiser responding to the LAPD shooting deliberately rammed a second pickup truck, after which the officers fired several rounds through the front window. Miraculously, the driver, who has not yet been identified, was able to duck and avoid injury.

Triggering this police mayhem is former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, who identified himself earlier in the week as the perpetrator of the February 3 double murder of a couple in Irvine, California, about 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

On February 4, Dorner, 33, posted a “manifesto” on the Internet in which he appears to take responsibility for the killing of Keith Lawrence and Lawrence’s fiancée, Monica Quan, whose father, Randy Quan, represented Dorner at the Board of Rights hearing leading to his 2009 termination from the LAPD.

Dorner’s lengthy and rambling document complains that the LAPD tolerated a culture of violence and racism, and then terminated him for reporting that another officer beat a mentally disabled person.

Dorner, who recently spent a year in Iraq as a Navy reservist, listed several LAPD officials he holds responsible and pledged to wage “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”

Dorner is believed to be responsible for the shooting of two Riverside, California police officers, one of whom died, while they were stopped at a traffic light in Corona, which is located about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, shortly after 1:00 am on February 7.

The Torrance LAPD shootings of the newspaper carriers happened about four hours later.

Dorner is a 270-pound black man. He was reported to be driving a dark blue Nissan Titan. The two shooting victims were female and Latina, driving a light-blue Toyota Tacoma. The pickup rammed and shot at by the Torrance officers was a black Honda.

Glen T. Jonas, an attorney for the LAPD’s victims, said that the LAPD officers failed to warn before firing at the two newspaper carriers. “It’s obvious that police wanted to execute this guy,” Jonas said.

LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck, however, wrote off the incident as “a case of mistaken identity by the officers.”

Ignoring the fact that the officers had no legal justification to fire from behind at a vehicle slowly driving away—not to mention shooting in the direction of homes and people—Beck sought to blame the victims because the pickup’s lights were out.

See also here.

Dutch horse meat scandal


Horse meat containing lasagna in England

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Also horse meat at Plus and Boni

Updated: Monday, 11 February 2013, 18:21

Supermarket chains Plus and Boni have sold frozen lasagna that may contain horse meat, while the packaging does not say so. It’s the Plus brand and Prima Frost at Boni.

Boni will get the lasagne off the shelves and will destroy the products. Plus has started a preventive investigation into all suppliers of the Plus brand. …

The NVWA investigates which products contain horse meat without saying so because horse meat was found in frozen lasagna in England.

See also here.

British Food Standards Agency statement on horse meat testing: here. See also here.

Romania hit back angrily today at claims that its horsemeat industry was involved in an alleged fraud that has seen thousands of “beef” products withdrawn from supermarkets in EU member states: here.