Bloggfrslur mnaarins, gst 2006

rlti villandi, a arf a deila me 2.

Ekki tla g a fara a skipta mr af prfkjri Samfylkingarinnar Reykjavk, heldur ska eim alls gs vi framkvmd.

a ykir nokku ljst a frambo verur nokkru meira en eftirspurn essum slag og frlegt a sj hver niurstaan verur. a er reyndar ekki sur frlegt a sj hverjir stga fram og taka tt "slagnum" n nstu dgum og vikum.

a ykir nsta vst a ingmenn flokksins skjast eftir endurkjri, en eir eru: ssur Skarphinsson, Ingibjrg Slrn Gsladttir, Gurn gmundsdttir og Helgi Hjrvar, Jhanna Sigurardttir, sta Ragnheiur Jhannesdttir, Mrur rnason og gst lafur gsson.

Ekki tel g urfa mikla spmannsgfu til a sp Ingibjrgu velgengni snu fyrsta prfkjri og a kmi mr vart ef ssur hefi ekki anna sti.

En a sem g vildi minnast og mr finnst rlti villandi, er a egar fyrirkomulag eins og verur haft essu prfkjri (og g reikna me a arir flokkar noti smuleiis, ea eitthva svipa), arf a deila me 2. til a f t a sti sem vikomandi frambjendur eru a skjast eftir.

annig er Steinunn Valds a bja sig fram 2. sti lista, ru hvoru Reykjavkurkjrdminu, eftir v hvernig niur raast. Ef upprun mn 2. fyrstu stunum verur rtt, m segja a hn s a skjast eftir v a skipa anna sti lista eim sem ssur Skarphinsson mun leia.

En a verur spennandi a sj hverjir koma fram, og spennandi a sj hver niurstaan verur, einna mest spennandi verur a sj "styrkleikamlingu" varaformanninum, gsti lafi, verur hann "ruggu ingsti"?


mbl.is Steinunn Valds bur sig fram prfkjri Samfylkingarinnar
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Glamr terroristar? - Ofbeldi leit a mlsta?

Vildi hr vekja athygli vitalti vi Salman Rushdie sem finna m vef Spiegel, ar er spjalla vtt og breitt, en mestan partinn er vitali um hryjuverk mslma, hver s undirrt eirra og ar fram eftir gtunum.

g hvet alla til a lesa vitali, eins og gengur geta menn veri sammla, ea sammla einstkum atrium, en a er llum hollt sem hafa huga heimsmlunum a lesa skoanir og vihorf manns sem var dmdur til daua fyrir ritverk sn.

En grpum niur vitali:

"SPIEGEL: While researching your books -- and especially now after the recent near miss in London -- you must be asking yourself: What makes apparently normal young men decide to blow themselves up?

Rushdie: There are many reasons, and many different reasons, for the worldwide phenomenon of terrorism. In Kashmir, some people are joining the so-called resistance movements because they give them warm clothes and a meal. In London, last year's attacks were still carried out by young Muslim men whose integration into society appeared to have failed. But now we are dealing with would-be terrorists from the middle of society. Young Muslims who have even enjoyed many aspects of the freedom that Western society offers them. It seems as though social discrimination no longer plays any role -- it's as though anyone could turn into a terrorist."

"Rushdie: I'm no friend of Tony Blair's and I consider the Middle East policies of the United States and the UK fatal. There are always reasons for criticism, also for outrage. But there's one thing we must all be clear about: terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means. Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn't one of their goals. Instead they are out to murder innocent people. If the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, for example, were to be miraculously solved from one day to the next, I believe we wouldn't see any fewer attacks."

"Rushdie: Lenin once described terrorism as bourgeois adventurism. I think there, for once, he got things right: That's exactly it. One must not negate the basic tenet of all morality -- that individuals are themselves responsible for their actions. And the triggers seem to be individual too. Upbringing certainly plays a major role there, imparting a misconceived sense of mission which pushes people towards "actions." Added to that there is a herd mentality once you have become integrated in a group and everyone continues to drive everyone else on and on into a forced situation. There's the type of person who believes his action will make mankind listen to him and turn him into a historic figure. Then there's the type who simply feels attracted to violence. And yes, I think glamour plays a role too."

"Rushdie: Yes. Terror is glamour -- not only, but also. I am firmly convinced that there's something like a fascination with death among suicide bombers. Many are influenced by the misdirected image of a kind of magic that is inherent in these insane acts. The suicide bomber's imagination leads him to believe in a brilliant act of heroism, when in fact he is simply blowing himself up pointlessly and taking other peoples lives. There's one thing you mustn't forget here: the victims terrorized by radical Muslims are mostly other Muslims."

"Rushdie: ... and there are others like al-Qaida which have taken up the cause of destroying the West and our entire way of life. This form of terrorism wraps itself up in the wrongs of this world in order to conceal its true motives -- an attack on everything that ought to be sacred to us. It is not possible to discuss things with Osama bin Laden and his successors. You cannot conclude a peace treaty with them. They have to be fought with every available means."

"Rushdie: Fundamentalists of all faiths are the fundamental evil of our time. Almost all my friends are atheists -- I don't feel as though I'm an exception. If you take a look at history, you will find that the understanding of what is good and evil has always existed before the individual religions. The religions were only invented by people afterwards, in order to express this idea. I for one don't need a supreme "sacred" arbiter in order to be a moral being."

"Rushdie: Oh yes. Over the past few years I've been the president of PEN in New York, the chairman of the American writers' association. Again and again, we've had to deal with these far-reaching attacks on civil liberties. And most complaints have been justified, because it wasn't even apparent in what way arrests and surveillance operations were connected with anti-terrorism. And I know what I'm talking about: From my own history of being threatened, I have indeed developed a sympathy for intelligence activities, my protectors enjoy my greatest respect.

SPIEGEL: So are Bush and Blair going too far?

Rushdie: This is the problem with politicians who by nature tend towards being authoritarian: When they are given the chance, they go too far. We have to watch out there. I find it deeply depressing that the Anglo-American politics and Arab politics are currently corroborating each other -- that is: their worst prejudices. Take a look at Iraq, at Lebanon. There is no just side in either conflict. But at the same time we need moral clarity, something I have often missed recently in many liberally minded people -- and I myself am liberal. We need clarity about what is right and wrong, the willingness to defend our values with clear words and to actually call the guilty persons guilty."

"Rushdie: I've always been strictly against blasphemy laws, which are supposed to protect religions against alleged defamation. It's perfectly all right for Muslims to enjoy religious freedom like everyone else in a free society. It's perfectly all right for them to protest against discrimination, whenever and wherever they are faced with it. And undoubtedly there are often reflexive reactions in the West, which lead to premature, anti-Islamic suspicions. What is not at all in order, on the other hand, is for Islamic leaders in our countries to demand that their faith be protected against criticism, disrespect, ridicule and disparagement. Even malicious criticism, even insulting caricatures -- these are part of our freedom of speech, of pluralism, of our basic values, which they have got to bow down to if they want to live with us."

Gott vital sem finna m hr. Allar feitletranir eru gerar af hfundi essa blogs.

P.S. bti hr vi hlekk grein sem birtist nlega vef Times, en ar er einnig fjalla um ntma hryjuverk.


Lykilatrii

etta er auvita lykilatrii, enda tel g a flestir ef ekki allirgefendanna hafi a ekki a markmii me gjf ea styrk snum a styrkja Hizbollah sessi, heldur vert mti a astoa stjrn Lbanon vi a n vldum landinu.

a er v nausynlegt a stjrn Lbanon stjrni agerum eins og framast s kostur, en a rum kosti aljlegar hjlparstofnanir, ea friargslusveitir S.. Hizbollah auvita ekki a koma nlgt eirri dreifingu, enda mikilvgt a a lta breytta borgara Lbanon vita a stri var a strum hluta eirra byrg.

Sterk lbnsk stjrn er nausynleg ef nokkur von a vera um fri svinu.


mbl.is Forstisrherra Lbanons segir Hizbollah muni ekki stra dreifingu hjlpargagna
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A neya hring fingur

g ver byggilega seint talinn "feministi" eim skilningi orsins sem virist hva algengastur dag,en samt sem ur tel g mig jafnrttisinna og er kafur fylgismaur rttinda einstaklingum til handa. v tti mr dlti slandi a lesa dlk vef Times, en ar er fjalla um nauungarhjnabnd Bretlandi. Smuleiis er a finna frtt vef blasins um sama mlefni.

Grpum fyrst niur dlknum sem er skrifaur af


egar hmor er httulegur heilsunni

Hmor er til margra hluta nytsamlegur, og oft grpur flk til hmorsins egar astaan er erfi, hann lttir lundina og gerir flki kleyft a tj skoanir snar og andstu, gjarna undir rs. Engar kringumstur eru a erfiar a sumir sji ekki skoplegu hliina og er a vel.

g rakst grein vef Spiegel um hmor "rija rkinu", en ar er fjalla um bk sem er vst vntanleg haust og tekur essi tti jlfsins skalandi valdadgum nazista. Undir lokin gat brandi kosta ann sem flutti lfi, en samt stoppai a ekki alla fr v a vihalda skopskyninu. Grpum aeins niur greininni:

"But by the end of the war, a joke could get you killed. A Berlin munitions worker, identified only as Marianne Elise K., was convicted of undermining the war effort "through spiteful remarks" and executed in 1944 for telling this one:

Hitler and Gring are standing on top of Berlin's radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to cheer up the people of Berlin. "Why don't you just jump?" suggests Gring.

A fellow worker overheard her telling the joke and reported her to the authorities."

"Such jokes were harmless to the Nazis and didn't reflect opposition to them, says Herzog. He contrasts it with the desperate gallows humor of Germany's Jews as the noose tightened during the 1930s and in the war years:

"Two Jews are about to be shot. Suddenly the order comes to hang them instead. One says to the other "You see, they're running out of bullets."

Such jokes told by Jews were a form of mutual encouragement, an expression of the will to survive. "Even the blackest Jewish humor expresses a defiant will, as if the joke teller wanted to say: I'm laughing, so I'm still alive," says Herzog."

"This joke about Dachau concentration camp, opened in 1933, shows people knew early on they could be imprisoned on a whim for expressing an opinion:

Two men meet. "Nice to see you're free again. How was the concentration camp?"
"Great! Breakfast in bed, a choice of coffee or chocolate, and for lunch we got soup, meat and dessert. And we played games in the afternoon before getting coffee and cakes. Then a little snooze and we watched movies after dinner."
The man was astonished: "That's great! I recently spoke to Meyer, who was also locked up there. He told me a different story."
The other man nods gravely and says: "Yes, well that's why they've picked him up again.""

"As it became clear that Germany was losing the war and Allied bombing started wiping out German cities, the country turned to bitter sarcasm:

"What will you do after the war?"
"I'll finally go on a holiday and will take a trip round Greater Germany!"
"And what will you do in the afternoon?"

But telling such jokes was dangerous. "Defeatism" became an offense punishable by death and a joke could get you executed. "With the defeat at Stalingrad and the first waves of the bombing campaigns against German cities, political humor turned into gallows humor, silliness gave way to plain sarcasm," says Herzog.

Humor hasn't fully recovered in Germany. "Jewish humor is famous for its sharpness and biting character and we miss that here today along with a whole range of aspects of Jewish culture," said Herzog."

Greinina m finna hr.

Hmor var ekki sur mikilvgur fyrir sem urftu a ba undir gnarstjrn kommnismans, ar var lka refsa harlega fyrir skopskyni oft tum, en hmor brst alltaf fram.

essi brandari flokkast lklega undir klassk:

A man dies and goes to hell. There he discovers that he has a choice: he can go to capitalist hell or to communist hell. Naturally, he wants to compare the two, so he goes over to capitalist hell. There outside the door is the devil, who looks a bit like Ronald Reagan. "What's it like in there?" asks the visitor. "Well," the devil replies, "in capitalist hell, they flay you alive, then they boil you in oil and then they cut you up into small pieces with sharp knives."

"That's terrible!" he gasps. "I'm going to check out communist hell!" He goes over to communist hell, where he discovers a huge queue of people waiting to get in. He waits in line. Eventually he gets to the front and there at the door to communist hell is a little old man who looks a bit like Karl Marx. "I'm still in the free world, Karl," he says, "and before I come in, I want to know what it's like in there."

"In communist hell," says Marx impatiently, "they flay you alive, then they boil you in oil, and then they cut you up into small pieces with sharp knives."

"But but that's the same as capitalist hell!" protests the visitor, "Why such a long queue?"

"Well," sighs Marx, "Sometimes we're out of oil, sometimes we don't have knives, sometimes no hot water"

Ea essi:Kruschev was busy denouncing Stalin at a public meeting when a voice shouted out ``If you feel this way now, why didn't you say so then?'' To which the Soviet leader thundered ``Who said that?'' There was a long and petrified silence which Kruschev finally broke. ``Now you know why.''


Hgltislifnaur a Bjr - Jhanna Sigrn - Vn og vextir - Virki hans Georges

a er hgltislfnaur a Bjr essa dagana. Allt tifar sinn vanabundna gang, dttir okkar sem er 3ja vikna dag er einnig a falla vijar vanans, gerir minna uppistand, sefur meira og meira nttunni og er alla stai ngjuauki. a er vert a geta ess a henni hefur veri gefin nfn, og hlir vonandi framtinni egar au vera kllu all htt.

En heimastan a Bjr heitir Jhanna Sigrn Pere og er Tmasdttir.

Foringinn er einnig fyllilega binn a stta sig vi essa vibt fjlskylduna, er ngur me a vera stri brir og finnst litla systir falleg, a hn s ekki til mikils gagns, ea nothf til leikja.

g hef n loki a mestu ryggistaki v sem stai hefur yfir a Bjr n um nokkurn tma, binn a setja upp tvo reykskynjara, tv slkkvitki, keypti "skjlbor" eldavlina og er binn a festa allar hillur vi vegg. Ennfremur er frystirinn lstur, kyndiklefinn hefur veri gerur ruggur og enginn nema fullorinn kemst inn vottahsi. Enn er eftir a ganga fr nokkrum skffum annig a httan meislum minnki.

g tti sm erindi gr til St. Catharinesog notai tkifri og bau tengdammmu og foringjanum sm bltr. egar erindinu var loki keyrum vi um ngrenni, heimsttum nokkra vnbndur og keyptum af eim afurir, einnig var liti vi markai og keypt rlti af grnmeti og vxtum.

Vi heimsttum einnig virki, Fort Georgeog frddumst rlti um stri milli Bandarkjanna og Bretlands/Kanada ri 1812. Einhvern veginn fellur etta str alltaf af skuggann af rum strum, enda Napleon upp sitt besta og var staddur nlgt og Moskvu etta r, en fyrir sem bjuggu hr Norur Amerku, var etta auvita ml mlanna og a sem mestu mli skipti.

Mr finnst alltaf jafn gaman a heimskja vnbgarana, dreypa rlti og kaupa inn. Kaupin voru heldur minni en oft ur, enda breyttust fjrrin rlti egar hsi var keypt, en samt sem ur er a skemmtileg stemning a versla beint vi bndur, a veri s a sama, enda er vnsala h yfirgripsmiklum reglum og skattlagningu hr eins og var. Einstaka sinnum m gera verulega g kaup hj bndum, stundum urfa eir a rma til fyrir nrri rgngum og bja g ver.


Af sakamnnum og dmgreind kjsenda

g er egar binn a f 2. tlvupsta sem segja mr af "uppreist ru" rna Johnsen, etta virist hafa hitt "slensku jarslina" beint hjartasta. Einnig snist mr "netsamflagi" slandi hafa teki vel vi sr og sparar ekki stru orin, n sem oft ur.

Persnulega er g fyllilega sttur vi essa framkvmd, og er raunar eirrar skounar a breyta eigi lgum um kjrgengi, annig a hver s maur sem er frjls og ekki eftir a afplna neinn dm s kjrgengur.

g get enga stufundi til ess a svipta menn sem hafa hloti dm essum rttindum. g er lka sttur vi skringu sem kemur fram fr Dmsmlaruneytinu frtt mbl.is.

a er engin sta til annars en a leyfa kjsendum a ra, eim er fyllilega treystandi fyrir essu verkefni eins og flestum rum. Ef kjsendur vilja kjsa fyrrverandi sakamenn sem fulltra sinn Alingi, ea til sveitarstjrna, s g ekkert athugavert vi a. a verur hver og einn a gera a upp vi sig hvern og hvernig menn eir kjsa til ings.

Vilji rni skjast eftir ingsti er a mr og mnum a meinalausu, hann getur reynt a bja sig fram vegum Sjlfstisflokksins, einhvers annars flokks, ea fari srframbo. g er alveg pollrlegur yfir v, vegna ess a g veit a hann sest ekki ing nema hann hafi til ess tilskilinn stuning kjsenda.

Vi verumv a treysta dmgreind kjsenda, n sem hinga til.

Hitt er svo anna ml, a ef g yri spurur hvort g myndi kjsa rna Johnsen, yri svari afdrttarlaust: Nei.

En g hef bara 1. atkvi (g held a g megi enn kjsa Alingiskosningum) og ekki v kjrdmi sem rni er lklegastur til a bja sig fram , ef af verur.

a getur komi til kasta eirra sem velja framboslista (hvort sem um er a ra uppstillingu ea prfkjr) en endanlegt val og byrg liggur alltaf hj kjsendum, annig a a vera.

eir eru a velja sinn fulltra.


mbl.is rni uppfyllir skilyri fyrir uppreist ru samkvmt dmsmlaruneytinu
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Mergur mlsins

a vri auvita skandi a essar tvr jir gtu hafi vinsamleg samskipti sn milli og unni a varanlegum frii. a a s nokkur bjartsni, er a engan vegin raunhft. tkin n voru ekki milli srael og Lbanon, au voru milli srael og Hizbollah, en samtkin notuu Lbanon (og hafa gert um nokku langa hr) til rsa srael.

Enda er tla a lbanskir hermenn gti friarins jafnframt hinum aljlegu friarsveitum.

a er v lklega mikilvgasta skrefi til friar a astoa stjrn Lbanon til a n a fullu yfirrum yfir landi snu. A a veri stjrn Lbanon sem ri, en ekki Hizbollah. Takist a gti ori frivnlegra essu svi en ur.

En hvernig til tekst a halda Hizbollah skefjum, og koma veg fyrir a ranir og srlendingar endurvopni samtkin skiptir auvita meginmli, en er langt fr auvelt verk.


mbl.is Forstisrherra sraels vonast eftir beinum samskiptum vi Lbanon
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Lsskrum

Auvita hljmar etta ekki illa, eru umrur og kapprur ekki alltaf af hinu ga? etta er ekkt "trix" r kosningabarttu og ru slku, og vissulega m segja a barttan hr s um "hug heimsbyggarinnar".

Sjlfsagt hefur ransforseti fellt nokkrar "keilur" hr og ar hinni pltsku barttu. En ef g hugsa mli lengra er etta ekkert anna en skrum. Eins og kapprutilbo eru gjarna.

Hefur einhver huga v a sj Bush og Ahmadinejad rkra um hvort a Helfrin hafi fari fram?

Hva varar neitunarvald einstakra rkja ryggisrinu, hljmar a vissulega vel a um einfaldar atkvagreislur vri a ra, en mlin eru ekki svona einfld. Sameinuu jirnar eiga vissulega vi mrg vandaml a stra, en a fra uppbyggingu eirra "hvalveiirsstlinn" uppbyggingu, held g a yri ekki til bta.

Hins vegar er ll umra um uppbyggingu S af hinu ga, ar veitir ekki af einhverjum breytingum. En Ahmadinejad hefur snt a hann ber ekki mikla viringu fyrir kvrunum S, alla vegna ekki eim semlta a stofnun sraelsrkis.

En essi skorun hans til Bush, mun byggilega vera fagna grarlega mslimarkjunum, og smuleiis bsna va hinum vestrna heimi. Fgnuurinn mun byggilega ekki vera minni egar Bush hafnar, ea svarar ekki, tilboinu og tala verur um Bush sem hugleysingja.

Til ess er leikurinn gerur.


mbl.is Forseti rans bur Bush til sjnvarpskapprna
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Skiptir mli hvers kyns kennarinn er?

Rakst essa frtt veftgfu Globe and Mail, n fyrir stundu. Ekki tla g mr a dma um hvort essar niurstur eru krrttar eur ei, en finnst etta athyglivert innlegg umruna.

Miki hefur veri rtt um vanda drengja slenska sklakerfinu undanfarin misseri, og v vakti etta athygli mna.

Nokkur snishorn:

"For all the differences between the sexes, here's one that might stir up debate in the teacher's lounge: Boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women.

That's the upshot of a provocative study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College and visiting scholar at Stanford University. His study was to appear Monday in Education Next, a quarterly journal published by the Hoover Institution.

Vetted and approved by peer reviewers, Dr. Dee's research faces a fight for acceptance. Some leading education advocates dispute his conclusions and the way in which he reached them."

"Dr. Dee warns against drawing fast conclusions based on his work. He is not endorsing single-sex education, or any other policy.

Rather, he hopes his work will spur more research into gender's effect and what to do about it.

His study comes as the proportion of male teachers is at its lowest level in 40 years. Roughly 80 per cent of teachers in U.S. public schools are women."

"Dr. Dee found that having a female teacher instead of a male teacher raised the achievement of girls and lowered that of boys in science, social studies and English.

Looked at the other way, when a man led the class, boys did better and girls did worse.

The study found switching up teachers actually could narrow achievement gaps between boys and girls, but one gender would gain at the expense of the other."

"Dr. Dee also contends that gender influences attitudes.

For example, with a female teacher, boys were more likely to be seen as disruptive. Girls were less likely to be considered inattentive or disorderly.

In a class taught by a man, girls were more likely to say the subject was not useful for their future. They were less likely to look forward to the class or to ask questions."

Frttina heild m finna hr. heimasu Education Next, m svo finna PDF skjal um rannsknina.

En a verur frlegt vita hvert essi umra fer, ekki ekki g hvernig essum mlum er htta slandi, en ykist vita a ar s einnig yfirgfandi hlutfall kennara kvenmenn.


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