4/16/17
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.

8/3/09

According To ICasualties

According to this six of our guys, two Canadians and a French soldier all perished in the hell hole of Afghanistan last Friday. I put this up because I failed to see any mention of it. That does not mean it wasn't reported by our Big Whore Media.


1339 08/01/
09
NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
US Not reported yet Not reported yet Hostile - hostile fire Wardak Province Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1338 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
US Not reported yet Not reported yet Hostile - hostile fire Wardak Province Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1337 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
US Not reported yet Not reported yet Hostile - hostile fire Wardak Province Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1336 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
Canada Canadian Army 5e Régiment du génie de combat Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Zhari district (5 km west of Kandahar City) Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1335 08/01/09 Bobbitt, Christian Corporal
Canada Canadian Army 5e Régiment du génie de combat Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Zhari district (5 km west of Kandahar City) Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1334 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet 22 France French Army 3ème régiment d?infanterie de marine Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Pain Ghayne in Valley Ghayn near Nijrab (Kapisa) Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1333 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
US Not reported yet Not reported yet Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack southern Afghanistan Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1332 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
US Not reported yet Not reported yet Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack southern Afghanistan Afghanistan Not reported yet Not reported yet
1331 08/01/09 NAME NOT RELEASED YET Not reported yet
US Not reported yet

8 comments:

  1. It's summer in Afghanistan. 'Tis the season for all the rats to come out of their holes. Those tribes have fought foreign invaders for centuries. They take most of the casualties but usually force the military they are up against, to throw their hands in frustration. Go home. And several years later, go back. "Hell Hole" is right.

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  2. After 9/11 I supported the mission. Today, almost 8yrs later, I'm not convinced anything positive will come out of any of this. So many questionable motives: can we ever trust our gov't to tell us the truth about anything concerning vital nat'l issues? I'm afraid not. The deaths of many thousands and no answers; it seems this is increasingly becoming reality.

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  3. Like Anon, I thought going over there to bust Osama and his freaks was the right thing to do..now, I think we are in a neverending war just like the Russians were..and they were bankrupted by their Afghan war..

    I do want all the deaths reported daily..it's the only way to keep this war on the front page.

    ps..I love your header macro of the flower!

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  4. Thanks guys, I just saw a bit ago how a bunch of Democratic senators want Obama to double the size of the Afghanistan forces or something to that effect.

    I wasn't sure about this picture Dusty so I'm glad you like it. I took it last Saturday in Eagle. Slowly but surely the flowers are going away and do expect to see a frost before the end of the month.

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  5. OF, I love macro's and this is a beautiful one. Frost by eom? No kidding? Christ, we get triple digits until November here in the San Joaquin valley..sigh..I would love some frost! ;)

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  6. I do too Dusty. I take a lot of these at work and am rushing it seems. It takes many tries to get a good one but it sure is fun. Pretty soon it will be aspen pictures-ugh.

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  7. Well, we don't have Aspen's here so I look forward to them. ;)

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  8. I am in the middle of a one year tour in the hell hole. I been here for almost 6 months. I am a combat soldier so i am saying for the record....its Hopeless. im up and down the Pakistan border every day.we win every engagement, and the taliban hide from us but the afghans dont want to stand up for themselves. it will never end. Oh, i almost forgot...Its a contractors heaven over here. the us govt is throwing away billions on contractors. Its a money grab for them.

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