2005-10-25

Dealing with issues of waste disposal

It's true: waste disposal in the Balkans is organized haphazardly, there is little systematic attention to environmental planning, and there are a lot of good reasons why a garbage dump should not be right next to lands that are used for agriculture. Whether the best way to deal with this was for the villagers of Međuhane ("between the taverns"?) to barricade the head of the district government in a conference room and not allow him to leave until he ordered the dump to be closed, well, that is another question.

5 comments:

coturnix said...

Hey, if it works....

Yakima_Gulag said...

When I first went to the small villlage that dangerous Hercegovac of mine keeps in Dalmacija, that was in 1998 and there was no organized waste disposal whatsoever. There was a terrible problem with mice and rats, and not enough cats to eat the mice. Even there weren't quite enough jackels to deal with this problem.
The people used to dispose of their garbage by taking it to any bombed out unoccupied dwelling. There was no alternative and that is a terrible shame. Imagine when people came back, as they eventually did and found not just the expected war damage but heaps of garbage they didn't even have the fun of creating?

Klingon Word of the Day: vstreagv which means 'thinking things over or a treackly syrupy sweet desert.

Eric Gordy said...

Katja, you will want to have a look at "Klingon fairy tales":

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2005/8/22richardsonbryan.html

Yakima_Gulag said...

damn that was pretty funny, mainly because Klingons are SOOO Balkans! think about it! it's true!
Anyway I love that link and passed it on to my uberTrekkie son. I am bookmarking it as a reminder to tell those stories to my little grand children, especially Hansel and Gretle offend Vlad the Impaler! My all time favorite! lpdfzb is todays Klingon word, it means 'fluffy and sweet'ecltz is the bonus word, it's a Klongon word meaning burp

Yakima_Gulag said...

oh my uber-Trekkie son, aka Ivan the Terrible, Kung-Fu Joe, the Dungeon Dweller sent me this link, it's the Klingon trasnslation of the Sesame Street song!http://www.tlg.uci.edu/~opoudjis/Klingon/sesame.html