Slovenia is taking presidency of European union next January

This is the official logo of presidency:

This is our flag:

Coat of Arms in the flag symbolize our small country ( our see, sky and highest three peaks mountain Triglav)

And this is the coat of arms we had in times of Yugoslavia. Since separation from Yugoslavia, Slovenia becomes modern country. Since we proclaimed independancy and won 10 day war against JNA (yugoslawian national army) GDP per person has risen from $5,000 to $34,000 (Economist).



Slovenia in Economist

London Economist published article about Slovenia. If you are maybe interested, Here is the LINK.


Who is the worst animal on planet?

Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals living captive on fur factory farms.(PETA)

watch video to see whoo is the worst animal on planet.


How can woman find a man.

Advertising idea - How can woman find a man.


Slovenia has new president.

Today we elected new president. New president of Slovenia is Danilo Türk PhD, candidate of Social democrats and Central left party Zares.

Ekaterina Tudegescheva will compete for slovenian company Goltes

Snowboard women world champion Ekaterina Tudegescheva will next year ride on snowboard made by slovenian companyGoltes. Goltes is a small producer of state of the art snowboard equipment. Member of Goltes snowboard team is also Slovenian Rok Flander - one of the best snowboarder in the world. He competes in Parallel Giant Slalom and Parales Slalom.


awesome high tech car doesn`t need driver

I would like to have this car - Chevrolet Tahoe. WHY? Because you dont need drive.
At University Carnegie Mellon build in robot in this car.

2 days ago was a robot-cars competition - DARPA Grand Challenge and Chevrolet Tahoe won race.

Can you imagine??!! You get drunk on a party and no problems with driving home.



Castle House in London will produce its own electricity

In London they will build great skyscraper with power station on roof, namedCastle House


Primož Trubar - big reformator

Primož Trubar (June 9, 1508 – June 28, 1586) was a Slovenian Protestant reformer and the founder of the Protestant Church of Slovenia, a consolidator of the Slovenian language and the author of the first printed book in Slovenian.

While he was a Protestant preacher in Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany, he wrote the first book in Slovenian, Catechismus and Abecedarium, which was published in 1550 in Tübingen, Germany. In the following years, he authored around 25 more books in Slovenian; the most important of them is the translation of the complete New Testament.

Trubar died in Derendingen, Germany (now part of the city of Tübingen), where he is also buried.

Portait of Primož Trubar is also on Slovenian 1-euro coin.


Janez Puh - Johann Puch - big inventor

Inventor Janez Puh (German:Johann Puch) was born on 27th June 1862 in Slovenian willage Juršinci. He was visiting primary school pri Lovrencu, later he was studying in towns Ptuj and Maribor. After Ptuj and Maribor he went on practice to Vienna and Germany and returned back to home in 1882.

In 1885 Puh moved to Graz where was working in a biycle workshop. In this period he made many improvements and innovations for bicycles.

In 1889 founded his own company named Styria VVerke and started with production of biycles named Styria.

1899 Puh together with manufacturer Werner bought old mill in southern part of Graz and founded first Puh factory (Erste Steiermarkrische Fahrradfabrik Johann Puch, A.C.)

1901 Puh factory produced first motorcycle and just 3 years later in 1904, he started wit production of cars. In 1912, the factory employed 1100 workers and was producing 300 cars, 300 motorcycles and 16,000 bicycles per year. Puch successfully obtained patents for more than 35 inventions and improvements. he had developed 21 different types of cars, lorries, buses and also some other specialized vehicles. He died on July 19, 1914 in Zagreb, Croatia.


Reporters Without Borders

I have found interesting report about world press freedom on website Reporters Without Borders Report says that blogers are now threatened as much as journalists in traditional media. Check it out: Reporters Without Borders


History of Slovenia

Slovenia is South Slavic country. Slavic peoples settled the teritory of todays Slovenia, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea in two migration waves: the first wave was around year 550 and came from the Moravian lands, while the second wave, coming from the southeast and happened in 568.

Later slavic peoples between the upper Elbe River and the Karavanke mountain were united under the leadership of King Samo (Kralj Samo) This is known as Samo's Tribal Union. The tribal union collapsed after Samo's death, but a smaller Slavic tribal principality Karantania remained, with its center in the present-day region of Carinthia.

Due to pressing danger of Avar tribes from the east, Karantanians accepted union with Bavarians in 745 and later recognized Frankish rule and accepted Christianity in the 8th century. The last Slavic state formation in the region, the principality of Prince Kocelj, lost its independence in 874. Slovenian ethnic territory shrank due to pressing of Germans from the west and the arrival of Hungarians in the Pannonian plain, and stabilized in the present form in the 15th century.

The oldest documents written in a Slovenian language are the Freising manuscripts (Brižinski spomeniki), dated in years between 972 and 1022, found in 1803 in Freising, Germany. The first book printed in Slovenian language is Cattechismus and Abecedarium, written by the Protestant reformer Primož Trubar in 1550.

Slovenian lands were part of the Illyrian provinces, the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary.

Many Slovenians emigrated to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, mostly due to economic reasons. Those that settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania came to be called Windish. The largest group of Slovenians eventually ended up settling in Cleveland, Ohio and the surrounding area. The second largest group settled in Chicago principally on the Lower West Side, Chicago. Freethinkers were centered around 18th and Racine Ave. in Chicago where where they founded the Slovene National Benefit Society, other Slovenian immigrants went to southwestern Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio and the state of West Virginia to work in the coal mines and lumber industry. Some Slovenians also went to the Pittsburgh or Youngstown, Ohio areas to work in the steel mills.

Following the 1st World War (1914-1918), they joined other South Slavs in the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, followed by Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and finally Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In the new system of banovinas (since 1929), Slovenians formed a majority in the Drava Banovina.

In 1920 people in the bilingual regions of Carinthia decided in a referendum that most of Carinthia should remain in Austria. Between the two world wars the westernmost areas inhabited by Slovenians were occupied by Italy.

From end of World War2 till independence in 1991 Slovenia was par of Yugoslavia.

25 June 1991 we gain independence from Yugoslavia in the Ten-Day War. Slovenia joined NATO on 29 March 2004 and the European Union on 1 May 2004.

Slovenia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2008.



Last week were big Floods in Slovenian cities Cerkno, Železniki and Velenje. 6 people died. Floods also made damage in size about 200 milions EURO. Big rain come very unexpectedly and some people told that in half hour water was 1 meter high. This weather is very unusually for Slovenia and had never happened in Slovenia till last week. Reason: Climatic changes because of the environmental pollution made by human beings. FORCE YOUR POLITICIANS TO SIGN KYOTO PROTOCOL!


Terra folk

presentation video of group Terra folk

Visit Slovenia 9: Maribor, town in eastern part of Slovenia

I was just passing trough Maribor, so I took only 3 photos, but I stopped for a 5 minutes to make a photo of the oldest vine in the world. This amazing vegetable creeper is older than 440 years.

Slovenia 1: Belarus:0

Slovenian football team won with Belarus 1:0. So were not so sad after losing basketball match :)

Lithuania is teh only undefetable team on Eurobeasket2007

Lithuania was yesterday far better than Slovenia. This was first defeat of our team. Tomorow we play with Greece for semi-final.


Dirk Nowitzki didnt have a chance or Slovenia has awesome basketball team

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees after match with Turkey our team yesterday won against Germany. MBA star Dirk Nowitzki scored just 16 points (his average on Eurobasket2007 is more than 28,) beacause of slovenian though defense. Basketball team from Slovenia, country with population of just 2 million already defeated 5 national teams (Italy, France, Turkey, Poland and Germay).

Slovenia was better than Germany from first till last second of the game! At the end of first quarter Slovenia lead 21 points!!!! - After 10 minutes of game. 4 minutes before end we had advantage of 36 points!!!! can you imagine?? :) :) 36 points of advantage against European vice-champion team.

Thats why Slovenian selector Aleš Pipan gave opportunity to young players and we play
last 4 or 5 minutes with our weakest players. End score was 77:47.

Tommorow we play wit Lithuania, the only undefeated team on Eurobasket2007 besides Slovenia.


In Mcdrive with horse

Mcdrive, I dont know where from, but very funy :) source: www.stari.ro

cow lesbian sex

Again cows

I took another "cow" picture.

Cows, Location: Slovenia - near village Zavratec


Today Eurobasket 2007: Slovenia: Turkey

As you maybe know, Slovenian basketball team beat also France. Today we play with Turkey.

This are results:

LITVA 2 2 0 +21 4
SLOVENIJA 2 2 0 +2 4
NEMČIJA 2 1 1 +26 3
FRANCIJA 2 1 1 +6 3
ITALIJA 2 0 2 -8 2
TURČIJA 2 0 2 -47 2


Eurobasket 2007: Slovenia 72: Poland 50

Slovenia yesterday won match with Poland and today at 19:00 play with France.


Eurobasket 2007: Slovenia 69: Italy: 68

Yesterday Slovenian basketball team beat Italy with 3point shot of Jaka Lakovič in last second of match. Today Slovenian team plays with Poland.

Would you invest in Microsoft in 1978???

True monkeys


Joke: Atheist and a bear

An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that
evolution had created.

"What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!", he

said to himself. As he was walking along the river, he heard a rustling
in the bushes behind him. When he turned to see what the casue was, he
saw a 7-foot grizzly charging right towards him. He ran as fast as he
could. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing, He

ran even faster, crying in fear. He looked over his shoulder again, and
the bear was even closer. His heart was pounding and he tried to run
even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick
himself up, but saw the bear right on top of him, reaching for him with
his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.

At that moment, the Atheist cried out "Oh my God!...." Time stopped. The

bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky, "You
deny my existence for all of these years; teach others I don''t exist;
and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help
you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?"

The atheist looked directly into the light "It would be hypocritical of
me to suddenly ask You to treat me as Christian now, but perhaps could
you make the bear a Christian?" "Very well," said the voice.

The light went out. The river ran again. And the sounds of the forest

And then the bear dropped his right paw ..... brought both paws
together...bowed his head and spoke: "Lord, for this food which I am
about to receive, I am truly thankful."


Made in Slovenia 4: Gorenje -producer of large Household Appliances with best design

Gorenje is one of the biggest slovenian companies. They produce household appliances and hold 4% share on European market.

Products of Gorenje are high quality, they have 5 year guarantee and awesome design.
Gorenje collaborate with the best industrial designers in the world. For Example: Pininfarina(man who designed Ferrari and Ora Ito, who is designer for worldsmost famous brands. If you have tooooo much money you can also buy Gorenje products with Swarowski crystal. You can see one on first the picture bellow. On other two pictures is Gorenje crazy kitchen, designed by Ora Ito.

link to company Gorenje.


The 3 fastest ways of communication in the world:

Good joke:

The 3 fastest ways of communication in the world:

3. Tele-fax
2. Tele-phone
1. Tell-a-woman

You still want faster?

Tell-a-woman not to tell anyone!!!!


Beastie Boys, original music creativity since 1979

Legendary Beastie Boys released new album. When I was 15 years old I bought one album of Beastie Boys. Probably I bought it just because of the album title - Some old bullshit, a compilation from BB early hardcore times. Beastie Boys started as hardcore punk band in 1979 in New York. Later they changed style and came out with first album named Licensed to ill. Till today Beastie Boys were not capable to record bad album or even a song. Here is one song from new album:


Alpina - Slovenian company 4 - again sport equipment

I already presented you 3 Slovenian companies. I titled this post Slovenian company 4. That means that in future I will present you all interesting companies from Slovenia, one by one. If you are interested in business with Slovenia or you maybe planing import of some products to your country than you will maybe find some advices here.

Slovenia is a small and relatively unknown country. Our companies are mostly small but they are specialists in there field. With this post I am continuing with presenting quality Slovenian companies and to show you that label MADE IN SLOVENIA on product in most cases means that this is a high quality, state of the art product. You probably didn't know this before. If you don't believe me, then you must try our products.

Company I am presenting today is a producer of much more affordable products than previous 3 copmpanies. Alpina It is also a company from sport equipment industry, but they are producing also regular fashion man and woman shoes.

Alpina is interesting, because is world leading producer of cross-country boots, with a 30 percent world share.

In the season 2006/07 sportsmen on Alpina cross-country boots won 16 World Championship medals and and stood 46 times on the podium in the World Cup races.

Besides shoes and cross-country boots, Alpina produce also ski-boots and trekking shoes - especially for mountaineering.

Here are some links if you are eventualy interested in further research:
History of Alpna

Here are some pictures of Alpina products:


Ingemar Stenmark won 86 races on Elan skies

In last two posts I wrote about companies PIPISTREL and SEAWAY. Now I must present you another famous slovenian company from sport industry, which is also one of world top quality producer and received many prestigious awards for quality and design. This company is called ELAN - producer of skiing equipment, snowboards,yachts and mountain bikes.

ELAN is old company with strong brand name. Like Shipman63 from SEAWAY, which was awarded for European yacht of the year 2006, Elans skis last year received award for European best skis. Ski Speedwawe won 2006 European Ski Award.

Many famous sportsmen using or were using Elan sport equipment. For example: Swede Ingemar Stenmark won 86 races in the Alpine Skiing World Cup on ELAN skies.

Besides skis, Elan produce also awesome snowboards, yachts and mountain bikes. Here are link to some sites: