This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Yes There Are Artillery Bomblet Shells

This same picture is on the post below that's from Gaza stating this was an artillery bomblet shell. Looking at this it just didn't appear to be to me to be a bomblet device. Thought that because of the trails left and I am not qualified to determine that. It's my hunch though this is not a bomblet shell.

But what can be said with certainty delivery systems for bomblets do include artillery rounds. One of which is the 155mm M483A1 Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition (DPICM). The M483A1 delivers 88 dual purpose anti-material and anti-personnel grenades.

This is what it looks like.

Are bomblet munitions being used in Gaza? I'm not the one to answer that either but it's safe to say chances are good they are. And if they are being used and civilians are being killed as a result it's a crime in anybody's book who has a heart.


  1. It's white phosphorus.


    Regards, Cernig

  2. Cernig, It doesn't look right. I put up another post with a video and the link at news hoggers. In this you see secondary explosions. I want to know for sure just what's going on. Claimed it was proof enough for me but maybe maybe not.

  3. Have a look at this, WP use over Fasllujah in 2004. Identical.


    Regards, C

  4. Agreed. This is nasty too. Not quite the same but I believe the use of it is banned also.