BloggfŠrslur mßna­arins, oktˇber 2006

"Macaca" Allen: skyrpir ß konur, var handtekinn, og hefur menn Ý vinnu vi­ a­ lemja bloggara

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Ůa­ er langt sÝ­an Úg hef skrifa­ nokku­ um George "the Mysterious Macaca" Allen. ┴stŠ­an er s˙ a­ Macaca hefur haft hljˇtt um sig seinasta mßnu­inn. Eftir a­ frambjˇ­andinn haf­i ˙ttala­ sig um j˙­a, surti og svÝnalundiráßkvß­ kosningastjˇri ÷ldungadeildar■ingmannsins a­ bi­ja hann a­ "zip it", og hafa sig hŠgan. Svona fram a­ kosningum, Ý ■a­ minnsta. Washington Post greindi frß ■vÝ fyrir um tveimur vikum a­ sÚ­ yr­i til ■ess a­ Allen myndi ekki segja neitt meira ˇvi­eigandi:

[Allen] has turned to some of his longtime advisers, who have concluded that if Allen simply doesn't talk to the media, he can't make any more of those mistakes.

Ůetta er helvÝti klˇkt plan, og virtist lÝka Štla a­ virka. Og ■a­ besta var a­ me­an Allen neita­i a­ tjß sig gat hann for­ast a­ segja nokku­ um ßsakanir um 1) a­ hann hafi veri­ handtekinn sem unglingur - og enginn veit fyrir hva­, og 2) a­ hann hafi hrŠkt ß fyrstu eiginkonu sÝna, og almennt heg­a­ sÚr eins og andstyggilegur ruddi.

L÷gregluskřrslur um handt÷ku Allen eru horfnar, svo ■a­ veit enginn hvort Macaca hafi veri­ handtekinn fyrir ˇgreiddar st÷­umŠlasektir e­a a­ lei­a lynchmobs og kveikja Ý krossum. Ůa­ sama gildir um a­draganda skilna­ar hans og fyrrverandi fr˙ Macaca. Skilna­arpappÝrarnir eru innsigla­ir, og ■ˇ ■a­ gangi allskonar or­rˇmar um framkomu Allen hefur hann veri­ ˇfßanlegur til a­ leyfa a­gang a­ ■essum pappÝrum svo al■jˇ­ fßi a­ vita Ý eitt skipti fyrir ÷ll hversu andstyggilegur hann raunverulega sÚ.

Allen hefur sjßlfur gefi­ Ý skyn a­áhann hafi lenti Ý ˙tist÷­um vi­ l÷gin ■vÝ hann hafi gleymt a­ sŠkja um vei­ileyfi, en hann hefur enn ekki gefi­ ˙t neina opinbera yfirlřsingu. Og ■a­ finnst ÷llum mj÷g grunsamlegt. Washington Post grˇf upp sannanir um almenna glŠpahneig­ Allen, sem vir­ist hafa veri­ mesti vandrŠ­aunglingur: hann ß me­al annars a­ hafa stoli­ rei­hjˇli ogákrota­ ß veggi.á

Ůa­ mß vel vera a­ glŠpir Allen sÚu ekki svo alvarlegir. En bloggarar og stjˇrnmßlaskřrendur vilja fß skřringar ß dˇnaskapnum, og botn Ý ■a­áhvort ßsakanir um a­ hann hafi hrŠkt ßáfyrrverandi eiginkonu sÝna sÚu rÚttar.áŮetta ■ykir sÚrstaklega mikilvŠgt ■vÝáme­an rÚtt fimmtungur kjˇsenda ß rei­hjˇl, er fullur helmingur ■eirra konur.áSÚrstaklega ■ar sem svo vir­ist sem Allen sÚ compulsive skyrpari: ┴ Daily Kos var svo fŠrsla ■ar sem sag­ar eru s÷gur af ■vÝ a­ Allen fari almennt um og hrŠki og skyrpi ß fˇlk sem sÚr lÝki ekki...

Nřjasti kafli Macaca-gate er svo a­ einhver liberal bloggari mŠtti ßáfund sem Allen bo­a­i Ý Charlottesville Ý VirginÝu, var me­ uppistand og heimta­i a­ Allen ˙tskřr­i mßl sitt:

As Senator Allen was exiting a ballroom, coming to talk to the media, a protestor started yelling and asking, "Why did you spit on your first wife?". He wasn't able to get near the senator as he was tackled by three men wearing Allen stickers, presumed to be staffers. He was pushed and manhandled and ended up on the floor, near windows at the Omni.

Daily Kos segir frß ■essari vi­ureign - og a­rir "liberal" bloggarar Ý BandarÝkjunum hafa skemmt sÚr konunglega, ■vÝ ■a­ var or­i­ langt sÝ­an Allen ger­i eitthva­ frÚttnŠmt.áŮa­ er hŠgt a­ sjß uppt÷ku af vi­ureigninni hÚr. SamkvŠmt nřjustu k÷nnunum hefur Webb rÚtt 4% forskot ß Allen. Ůa­ er rÚtt m÷gulegt a­ Macaca nßi ekki ß ■ing Ý haust!

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Enn af Borat og Kasakstan: Kasakar hˇta Borat liflßti: "I'd kill this impostor on the spot"

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Kasakstanska ■jˇ­in er viti sÝnu fjŠr af brŠ­i yfir framfer­i og uppßtŠkjum Borat. Al■ř­unni er nefnilega alveg jafn misbo­i­ og stjˇrnv÷ldum, sem keyptu auglřsingar Ý NYT til a­ lei­rÚtta misfŠrslur Borat. Og kannski er al■ř­unni meira a­ segja misbo­nara: SamkvŠmt AP er einhver ma­ur me­ fßlka ß g÷tu Ý Almaty sem hatar Borat: "I'd kill this impostor on the spot". (AP lřsir manninum ■annig: "Eltai Muptekeyev, who makes his living in Almaty by posing for photos with a blindfolded falcon clinging to a thick leather glove on his hand".)

Og hˇgvŠrir stjˇrnmßlamenn, meira a­ segja kurteisir sˇsÝaldemˇkratar, eru lÝka mˇ­ga­ir:

"If it happened in a country where rules are more strict than ours, there would have been a government decree to destroy Borat," said Zharmakhan Tuyakbai, leader of the opposition National Social-Democratic Party.

Tuyakbai bŠtti vi­: "If I see him, I'll hit him in the face". Akk˙rat.á═ ÷llumárÚttarrÝkjum ■ar semáeinhver vir­ing er borin fyrir l÷gum og regluáeruásÚ­ til ■ess a­ menn eins og Borat sÚu ekki a­ spilla almannafri­ og sverta or­spor ■jˇ­arinnar. Ůa­ sem er samt fyndnast vi­ vi­br÷g­ Kasakstana er ekki a­ ■eim skuli finnast Borat hrŠ­ilega ˇfyndinn, heldur a­ ■eir sÚu mˇ­ga­ir yfir ■vÝ hvernig hann lÝtur ˙t, ■vÝ ■eim finnst hann ekki lÝta ˙t eins og Kasakstani:á

But many Kazakhs still bristle at the way they are being portrayed. Svetlana Chuikina, an anchorwoman on Kazakh television, said Borat didn't even look the part.

"He might look like a Turk, but definitely not like a Kazakh," she said.


Katherine Harris

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Alveg sÝ­an haust­i 2000 hef Úg, lÝkt og svo margir a­rir, veri­ dyggur a­dßandi Katherine Harris. ═ henni sameinast nefnilega svo margir h÷rmulegir eiginleikar a­ ■a­ hlřtur a­ vera einsdŠmi. EmbŠttisfŠrsla hennar sem secretary of state Ý FlˇrÝda ■egar deilur risu upp um endurtalningu atkvŠ­a Ý forsetakosningunum, ■ar sem h˙n sß til ■ess a­ Bush fÚkk forsetaembŠtti­, var svo Švintřralega ˇsvÝfin og ˇlř­rŠ­isleg a­ h˙n hef­i sˇmt sÚr vel Ý Mi­-AmerÝku ß nÝunda ßratugnum. SÝ­an ■ß hefur Harris flŠkst Ý m˙turmßl, vingast vi­ alla spilltustu ■ingmenn Rep˙blÝkanaflokksins, og almennt sanna­ a­ h˙n vŠri vitlausasti jes˙vitleysingurinn Ý flokknum. Íll framkoma hennar hefur veri­ me­ ■eim hŠtti a­ h˙n hef­i varla geta­ veri­ fßrßnlegri ■ˇ h˙n vŠri karakter Ý einhverju sketsi hjß Jon Stewart.

Og kosningabarßtta Harris, sem bř­ur sig fram til ÷ldungadeildarinnar fyrir FlˇrÝda, hefur sta­i­ undir ■eim hßu stand÷rdum sem Harris hefurásett sÚr. Washington Post birtir skemmtilega grein um ■ingkonuna Ý morgun, en Harris er vÝst a­ skrifa bˇk um hversu vondur heimurinn hefur veri­ vi­ aumingja litlu sig:

Katherine Harris, who is trying to become a U.S. senator, says she is writing a tell-all about the many people who have wronged her. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to: the Republican leaders who didn't want her to run, the press that has covered her troubled campaign, and the many staffers who have quit her employ, whom she accuses of colluding with her opponent.

She is vague about what, precisely, makes her a victim, but she says she has it all documented.

Harris fer ß kostum Ý vi­talinu, segist vera fˇrnarlamb stˇrfellds samsŠris sem teygi anga sÝna inn Ý bß­a stjˇrnmßlaflokkana - og svo leggur h˙n ßherslu ß mßl sitt me­ leikrŠnum til■rifum:

The way Harris sees it, a vast left- and right-wing conspiracy, encompassing both the "liberal media" and the Republican "elite," is attempting to keep her out of the Senate. She says anyone could see the way the panel of questioners coddled Nelson at their debate last week. Her voice gets all high and mocking as she imitates them.

" Ooooh, Senator Nelson," she says. "I mean, come on."

Greinin er hreinasta snilld - og uppfull af stˇrfenglegum lřsingum ß Harris sem er bŠ­i vitlausari og galnari en villtustu og Ýllgj÷rnustu vinstrimenn ■or­u a­ vona.

Former chief adviser Ed Rollins, who managed Ronald Reagan's reelection to the White House in 1984, said working for Harris was like "being in insanity camp."

Og eina lei­in til ■ess a­ Harris geti unni­ er a­ andstŠ­ingur hennaráver­i skyndilega enn■ß ge­veikar:á

"The only way Bill Nelson could lose this," says Darryl Paulson, a political scientist (and Republican) at the University of South Florida, "is if he got himself in a drug-induced stupor and ran naked down the main street of his home town."

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Fyrstu frÚttirnar af kosningavÚlum sem flytja atkvŠ­i frß demokr÷tum til rep˙blÝkana

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Frß FlˇrÝda au­vita­!áKjˇsendur sem hafaáreynt a­ kjˇsa demokrataáutan kj÷rfundar hafaáÝtreka­ lent Ý ■vÝ a­ rafrŠnar kosningavÚlar tilkynni ■eim a­ ■eir hafi kosi­ frambjˇ­anda rep˙blÝkana:

Debra A. Reed voted with her boss on Wednesday at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale. Her vote went smoothly, but boss Gary Rudolf called her over to look at what was happening on his machine. He touched the screen for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, a Democrat, but the review screen repeatedly registered the Republican, Charlie Crist.

That's exactly the kind of problem that sends conspiracy theorists into high gear -- especially in South Florida, where a history of problems at the polls have made voters particularly skittish

A poll worker then helped Rudolf, but it took three tries to get it right, Reed said.

Ůetta eiga eftir a­ ver­a skemmtilegar kosningar! Kannski er ■a­ ■etta sem Katherine Harris ßtti vi­ ■egar h˙n hÚlt ■vÝ fram a­ h˙n vŠri ÷rugg um a­ vinna kosninguna, ■vÝ gu­ myndi sjß til ■essáa­ kjˇsendur fŠru ekki a­ velja tr˙lausa syndaseli Ý ÷ldungadeildina?

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Kattholt Ý Idaho neitar a­ leyfa Šttlei­ingar ß sv÷rtum k÷ttum fyrir Halloween - ˇttast satanisma

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Af ˇtta vi­ a­ kettirnir ver­i fˇrnarl÷mb, e­a kannski frekar fˇrnarkettir,áÝ satanÝskum fˇrnarath÷fnum hafa kattavinafÚl÷g vÝ­svegar um BandarÝkin neita­ a­ leyfa fˇlki a­ Šttlei­a svarata ketti fram ß fimmtudag:

Like many shelters around the country, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d'Alene is prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks _ or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual.

A­rir kattavinir eru mj÷g ˇsßttir vi­ ■essar a­ger­ir, ■vÝ ■Šr hvetji til frekari fordˇma gagnvart sv÷rtum k÷ttum:

"Black cats already suffer a stigma because of their color," said Gail Buchwald, vice president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter in New York City. "Why penalize them any more by limiting the times when they can be adopted?" Black cats tend to be adopted less often than other felines, Buchwald said.

Fjßrans rasismi allsta­ar!

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Dick Cheney undirbřr sig undir sigur Demokrata: byrjar stˇrfellda skjalaey­ingu

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SamkvŠmt Wonkette hefur sÚst til stˇrra trukka frß The Mid-Atlantic Shredding Services ß lei­ til heimilis Dick Cheney. Ůegar Cheney ■arf a­ ey­a skj÷lum er nefnilega ekki nˇg a­ nota venjulega litla pappÝrstŠtara, og ■a­ tekur of langan tÝma a­ brenna skj÷lum Ý arninum...

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HandhŠgt yfirlit yfir alla ■ingmenn BandarÝkja■ings sem sŠta l÷greglurannsˇkn

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Ůa­ hefur or­i­ st÷­ugt erfi­ara a­ fylgjast me­ ■vÝ hva­a ■ingmenn BandarÝkja■ings hafa veri­ dŠmdir fyrir svik og pretti, og hverjir eru enn■ß bara gruna­ir um glŠpi og svo hverja l÷greglan er a­ rannsaka... Roll Call hefur teki­ saman lista yfir helstu l÷greglurannsˇknir Ý ■inginu - ■eir skilja aumingja Katherine Harris utundan, en h˙n sŠtir rannsˇkn eftir a­ hafa ■egi­ m˙tur frß MZM inc, fyrirtŠki sem framleiddi einhverskonar hugb˙na­ fyrir herinn, en Duke Cunningham haf­i einnig ■egi­ stˇrfÚ frß MZM. Ůa­ er athyglisvert a­ ß listanum eru a­eins 4 demˇkratar, en 13 rep˙blÝkanar, 14 ef Harris er talin me­.

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Lei­beiningar: Hvernig ma­ur ß a­ brjˇtast inn Ý rafrŠnar kosningavÚlar, ßkve­a ˙tkomu kosninganna

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Undanfarnar vikur hef Úg lesi­ hverja fŠrsluna ß fŠtur annarri um a­ Rep˙blÝkanaflokkurinn hafi undirb˙i­ einhverskonar stˇrfellt samsŠri til ■ess a­ vinna kosningarnar Ý haust - fyrir utan gamlar og klassÝskar brellur, eins og a­ ˇgna og hrŠ­a kjˇsendur ˙r minnihlutahˇpum, breyta reglum um kosninga■ßttt÷ku me­ stuttum fyrirvara,áneita kjˇsendum um kosningarÚtt ■egar ■eir mŠta ß kj÷rsta­áosfv osfv - hafa ßhugamenn umákosningar miklar ßhyggjur af ■vÝ a­árafrŠnar kosningavÚlar sem b˙i­ er a­ koma upp Ý fj÷lm÷rgum kj÷rdŠmum sÚu ˙rb˙nará■annig a­ frambjˇ­andi rep˙blÝkana muni vinna, sama hvernig atkvŠ­in falla. Ůegar NPR (National Public Radio), sem yfirleitt er mj÷g varkßrt Ý allri umfj÷llun sinni, er fari­ a­ fjalla um ■essar vangaveltur Ý frÚttaskřringa■ßttum er ■a­ til marks um a­ ßhyggjur af yfirvofandi kosningasvindli sÚ ekki lengur bundi­ vi­ einhvert "fringe" ˙rillra Trotskřista ß vinstrivŠngnum.

Og til a­ sanna a­ ■etta sÚ ekki bara Ýmyndun hafa framtakssamir menn teki­ saman lei­beiningar um hvernig best sÚ a­ brjˇtast inn Ý rafrŠnar kosningavÚlar. Jon Stokes ß ars technica:

Over the course of almost eight years of reporting for Ars Technica, I've followed the merging of the areas of election security and information security, a merging that was accelerated much too rapidly in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. In all this time, I've yet to find a good way to convey to the non-technical public how well and truly screwed up we presently are, six years after the Florida recount. So now it's time to hit the panic button: In this article, I'm going to show you how to steal an election.

Now, I won't be giving you the kind of "push this, pull here" instructions for cracking specific machines that you can find scattered all over the Internet, in alarmingly lengthy PDF reports that detail vulnerability after vulnerability and exploit after exploit. (See the bibliography at the end of this article for that kind of information.) And I certainly won't be linking to any of the leaked Diebold source code, which is available in various corners of the online world. What I'll show you instead is a road map to the brave new world of electronic election manipulation, with just enough nuts-and-bolts detail to help you understand why things work the way they do.

Stokes er hins vegar ekki algj÷r svartsřnisma­ur:

Right now, the only thing standing in the way of the kind of wholesale undetectable election theft that this article has outlined is the possibility that DREs were forced onto the public too rapidly for election thieves to really learn to exploit them in this cycle.

Lei­beiningar og umfj÷llun Stokes er hŠgt a­ finna hÚr

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Rep˙blÝkanar kenna fj÷lmi­lum um minni hagv÷xt

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Meirihluti BandarÝkjamanna telur efnahagsßstandÝ­ Ý BandarÝkjunum slŠmt - ■rßtt fyrir a­ hlutabrÚfavÝsit÷lur hafi veri­ a­ stÝga og hagv÷xtur hafi veri­ sŠmilegur undanfarin misseri, og ■rßtt fyrir skattaendurgrei­slur forsetans. Ůetta ergelsi hefur kannski eitthva­ me­ ■a­ a­ gera a­ venjulegt millistÚttarfˇlk hefur ekki efni ß a­ kaupa sj˙kratryggingar og senda b÷rnin Ý hßskˇla. Vaxandi skuldsetning bandarÝskra heimila undanfarin ßr mß a­ mestu rekja til hŠkkandi skˇlagjalda, hŠkkandi eldsneytisver­s og hŠkkandi tryggingakostna­ar. Og samkvŠmt nřjustu t÷lum hefur hagv÷xtur lÝka dregist saman, og ˙tliti­ er ekki miki­ betra

Og hverjum er ■etta a­ kenna? Efnahagsstjˇrninni? Nei, au­vita­ ekki. Ůetta er allt fj÷lmi­lum a­ kenna! Roy Blunt (R-MO) hÚlt ■essu fram Ý vi­tali hjß Fox news:

But I think a bigger story is that so much of the media - and I donĺt put Fox News in this category - has constantly talked down this economy. Believe me, if we were in the mid-90s, Bill Clinton was president, we had the things happening in the economy that are happening today, I am convinced there would be a totally different national media coverage by most of the media of this economy

Hvernig frÚttaflutningur getur stjˇrna­ hagvexti er mÚr hulin rß­gßta. Ůa­ sem er athyglisvert vi­ ■ennan hugsunarhßtt er a­ Rep˙blÝkanar vir­ast ekki tilb˙nir til ■ess a­ horfast Ý augu vi­ raunveruleikann. ═ ■eirra huga er raunveruleikinn einhvernveginn b˙inn til Ý fj÷lmi­lum: Raunveruleikinn sÚ b˙inn til af fˇlki sem sitji og skrifi greinar, og rŠ­ur, fˇlki sem talar Ý sjˇnvarpi og ˙tvarpi. Og ef okkur mislÝkar ■a­ sem vi­ sjßum Ý kringum okkur hljˇti ■a­ a­ vera vegna ■ess a­ Ýlla innrŠttir bla­amenn og pˇlÝtÝskir aktÝvistar einhversta­ar ß ritstjˇrnarskrifstofum e­a "innÝ blogˇspherinu" sÚu a­ skrifa upp vondan raunveruleika.

Lei­togar Rep˙blÝkana hafa nefnilega sannfŠrst um a­ or­rŠ­an og ÝdeolˇgÝan sÚ ■a­ sem skipti ÷llu mßli, a­ raunveruleikinn sÚ ekkert anna­ en aflei­a or­a. Tilraunir ■eirra til ■ess a­ ■agga ni­ur Ý hverjum ■eim sem leyfir sÚr a­ efast um lÝnu flokksins Ý utanrÝkismßlum e­a efnahagsmßlum (■.e. a­ allt sÚ Ý himnalagi) sÚ einhvernveginn a­ vinna fyrir ˇvini BandarÝkjanna e­a reyna a­ grafa undan velsŠld BandarÝkjanna.

Irving Kristol, fa­ir nřÝhaldsstefnunnar,ásag­i eitt sinn a­ "a neoconservative is a liberal mugged by reality, one who became more conservative after seeing the results of liberal policies". Ůa­ er kaldhŠ­nislegt a­ n˙, ■egar nřÝhaldsmenn eru loksins b˙nir a­ leggja undir sig HvÝta H˙si­ og nß­ t÷kum ß ■ingli­i Rep˙blÝkanaflokksins skuli ■a­ vera ■eir sem neita a­ horfast Ý augu vi­ raunveruleikann og ÷murlegar aflei­ingar sinnar eigin ˇstjˇrnar.

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5 Milljˇn $ Ý peningaver­laun fyrir besta forseta AfrÝkurÝkis

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Til ■ess a­áhvetja til hei­arlegrar og effektÝvrar stjˇrnsřslu hefur s˙danski au­ma­urinn Mo Ibrahim heiti­ a­ veita ßrlega 5 milljˇn dollara Ý ver­laun til hei­arlegasta og besta forseta AfrÝkurÝkis. Ver­laununum og skilyr­unum sem ■arf a­ uppfylla til a­ hljˇta ■au er lřst ßáheimasÝ­u Ibrahim.

Each year the winning leader will, at the end of his term, get $5m (ú2.7m) over 10 years and $200,000 (ú107,000) each year for life thereafter. "We need to remove corruption and improve governance," Mr Ibrahim said.

...The Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership will be launched in London on Thursday... It will be available only to a president who democratically transfers power to his successor. Harvard University will do the measuring to see just how well the president has served his or her people during their term in office.

Nelson Mandela, former US President Bill Clinton and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan are among those who have welcomed the initiative.

Gagnrřnisraddir hafa sagt a­ ■a­ sÚ ˙t Ý h÷tt a­ ■a­ ■urfi a­ ver­launa menn fyrir a­ávinna vinnuna sÝna,árŠna ekki samlanda sÝna,áog tro­a hvorki lř­rŠ­i og mannrÚttindi fˇtum. Auk ■ess sÚ Ibrahim a­ řta undir hugmyndina um "big men" - ■a­ sÚ Ý h÷ndum sterkra lei­toga og ■jˇ­arfe­ra a­ lyfta AfrÝkurÝkjum upp ˙r k˙gun, borgarastyrj÷ldum og fßtŠkt.

Ůa­ mß svosem vel vera. Au­vita­ er ■a­ undir hei­arlegum almenningi sem vinnur Ý b÷nkum og ß allrahanda skrifstofum, a­ sjß til ■ess a­ yfirmenn og stjˇrnmßlamenn komist ekki upp me­ stˇrfelld rßn og gripdeildir. Ená■vÝ mi­ur vir­ist semáafrÝskir ■jˇ­arlei­togar ogávaldaelÝtur hafiáßkve­i­ a­ rÝki­ vŠri fyrst og fremst effektÝv maskÝna til a­árŠna samlanda sÝna. George Ayittey, hagfrŠ­ingur frß Ghana lřsti ßstandi ■annig fyrir nokkrum ßrum:

"Government", as it is known in the West, does not exist in much of Africa. What exists is a "mafia state" - government captured by gangsters, crooks and scoundrels, who use the instruments of the state to advance their own economic interests, those of their cronies and tribesmen."

Til ■ess a­ vi­halda jafnvŠgi finnst mÚr a­ DeBeers og Shell Šttu a­ veita ver­laun fyrir "most business friendly head of African State". ╔g tilnefni Eduardo Dos Santos, forseta Angˇla.

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