This little dude is just sunning himself. He will make a mighty fine snack for the starling types here. Photo taken at UXB demining camp. 80 degrees. This week Afghan President Karzai is convening a Loya Jirga in Kabul. Some 2000 are expected to attend, meeting in tents. Afghanistan's relationship with the United States will be discussed. The Taliban has warned those planning to attend, violence can be expected. The Taliban has published the security plans for the meetings letting would be attenders know that their safety is not secure. Violence expected but no more than the Revolutionary War. It is good to see self determination being show even if it does not always go the way we would like it.