Bloggfrslur mnaarins, mars 2007

Athygliver knnun, ntt vinstristjrnarmynstur, sherryfylgi og tmt Hlsln

essi njasta skoanaknnun er allrar athygliver. a er rtt a hafa huga a hn er ger ur en slandshreyfingin tilkynnti frambo sitt. En a er einnig einn af eim hlutum sem gera hana athyglivera, a verur svo frlegt a bera hana saman vi nstu, og sj hvaa fylgi "Hreyfingin" fr og hvaan a kemur.

a er engum blum um a a fletta a sigurvegari essarar knnunar (og kannana sustu vikna) eru VG. Ekki ng me a a eir fi 17 ingmenn, heldur eru VG strsti stjrnmlaflokkur landsins meal kvenna og smuleiis gerist a a g held fyrsta skipti a VG er strsti flokkur kjrdmi.

essi knnun markar v nokkur tmamt hva VG varar.

Sjlfstisflokkurinn er okkalegu rli Suvesturhorninu, en fylgi hans landsbyggarkjrdmunum hltur a teljast hyggjuefni. vekur a auvita srstaka athygli a VG er strri en Sjlfstisflokkurinn NA og v strsti flokkurinn.

Niurlging Samfylkingar heldur fram og mlist flokkurinn n rtt sherryfylgi og virist flokknum ekkert ganga haginn. Einhvern veginn hef g a tilfinningunni a enn geti sigi sri hliina fyrir flokkinn egar slandshreyfiningin kemur til skjalanna nstu knnun, en a gildir vissulega um fleiri flokka.

Framskn og Frjlslyndir sga bir rlti , en a er spurning hva slandshreyfingin nr a hggva af Frjlslyndum, en g hef ekki tr v a eir haggi Framskn miki.

En hver er lklegasta rkisstjrnin a kosningum loknum?

Auvita verur rkisstjrn Sjlfstisflokks me annahvort VG ea Samfylkingu a teljast nokku lkleg en a eru fleiri mguleikar sem eru vert a gefa gaum.

Margir tala um VG, Samfylkingu og Framskn, og vissuleg vri a lklega skastaa VG, enda ttu eir lang sterkasta tilkalli til forstis.

En ef slandshreyfingin nr okkalegum ingstyrk yri a teljast afar lklegt a ntt vinstristjrnarmynstur yri til. VG, Samfylking og "Hreyfingin".

Allir essir flokkar leggja rka herslu "Stoppi" og ttu v a vera sterkur samhljmur ar. g held a nnur "smml" s.s. ESB ttu ekki a vlast fyrir samkomulagi.

Spurningin sem vaknar er auvita, yri hleypt r Hlslni? mar er v fylgjandi, Steingrmur hefur lst v a hann myndi styja slkt og sumir Samfylkingarmenn gtu byggilega stutt slka feigaflan.

Vonandi f fjlmilamenn fram svr vi slkum spurningum nstu vikum.

En a er ljst a spennan fer vaxandi.


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A vera grnn gegn?

g get ekki varist eirri hugsun a finnast umra um umhverfisml slandi a mrgu leyti komin t nokkrar fgar. Menn keppast vi a yfirbja hvern annan v a vera "grnni og betri" en nunginn. Meal annars hef g heyrt yfirlsingar fr slandshreyfingunni um a eir su "grnir gegn".

En hva er a vera grnn gegn, arf ekki a skilgreina a? g er ekki viss um a allir yru eitt sttir um hvernig s skilgreining vri.

Sjlfurer g ekki "grnn gegn", flokka g sorp, 3. flokkar, rotnanlegt, plast, gler og pappr og svo anna sorp. g fer me rafhlurnar viurkennda stai, rafmagnstki og anna slkt safnast fyrir blskrnum anga til hgt er a skila v af sr umhverfisdgum og ll heimilistki eru keypt me v sjnarmii a au noti sem minnsta orku og vatn (vegi mti v sem au skila notagildi). Keypti mr mannknna slttuvl og moka snjinn me skflu.

En listinn yfir a sem kmi veg fyrir a a g teldist "grnn gegn" yri langur lka. g nota papprsbleyjur (fyrir brnin nota bene), g grilla stundum kolum, keyri minn bl, bora miki kjt (sumir vilja meina a mengun fr nautgripum s strt umhverfisvandaml, lklega vri verulega umhverfisvnt a skipta yfir hvalsteikur), g kaupi vatn flskum strum stl (klrblanda vatn er bara ekki a gera sig), geng meira a segja svo langt a kaupa gjarna innflutt vatn fr talu (San Pellegrino er bara svo skratti gott). Lklega mtti bta lengi vi ennan lista.

En hva skyldu margir geta sagt me gri samvisku a eir su "grnir gegn?

En eru menn grnir gegn ef eir vilja strauka feramannastraum til slands, me tilheyrandi aukningu flugi og tblstri tengdu v?

Eru menn grnir gegn ef eir vilja strauka feramannastraum til slands me tilheyrandi lagi nttruna? Eru ekki margir sem vilja meina a margir feramannastair su komnir a anoli snu hva lag varar?

a m ekki misskilja etta, sjlfur hef g ekkert mti ferainainum, tel hann tvmlalaust af hinu ga. En gallinn vi hann er a hann er nokku sveiflukenndur milli ra og rsta og svo hefur hann ekki beint or sr fyrir a skila miklu af hlaunastrfum.

g heyri lka vitali vi mar Ragnarsson a hann vildi strauka veiar krkabta, vegna ess a a vri umhverfisvnt, efldi sjvarbyggir og fljtlega fri a fst miki betra ver fyrir r afurir vegna ess hva r vru umhverfisvnar.

Ekki tla g a draga a efa a slkar veiar eru umhverfisvnar, en sjlfsagt er hagkvmnin strri spurning. Hitt dreg g ekki efa, a ef a ver slkum afurum fer a vera miklu hrra en t.d. eirra sem veiddar eru me trolli, treysti g slenskum kvtaeigendum til ess a fra aflaheimildir snar slkar veiar n afskipta stjrnmlamanna. eir eru j bisness. "Hgriflokkur" hltur a treysta markanum til a fra aflaheimildirnar anga sem r skila mestum ari, en a er einmitt a sem slenskt jflag arf.


Minna vinstri grn?

g hef n ekki geta fylgst miki me frttum fr slandi sustu vikurnar, en a hefur ekki fari fram hj mr a nr stjrnmlaflokkur er kominn fram sjnarsvii.

a g veri a viurkenna a mr finnst a alltaf hlf orwellskt og um lei hjktlegt egar essi lei er valin nafngiftum (sbr. jarhreyfingin) er best a lta a liggja milli hluta.

En g get ekki gert a v a g velti v fyrir mr egar g les fullyringar um a etta eigi a vera flokkur hgra megin vi miju, hvaan hgri stefnan komi flokkinn?

a vissulega s mijan ekki "naglfst" ea verulega vel ekkt str ea stasetning stjrnmlum ver g a viurkenna a Margrt Sverrisdttir hefur aldrei komi mr fyrir sjnar sem hgri manneskja, a hefur Jakob Frmann Magnsson ekki gert heldur.

g hendi ekki ekki alveg reiur pltskri stasetningu mars Ragnarssonar, ef til vill er a hann sem kemur me hgri stefnuna inn pakkann?

Arir sem g hef frtt a hafi veri stofnfundinum hafa heldur ekki veri taldir miklir hgrimenn hinga til.

Vri ef til vill betra nafn framboi Minna vinstri grn?


Endurgreisla fr sparisjnum

a er ekki algengt a a berist skemmtilegur "gluggapstur" inn heimili. En a gerist fyrir feinum dgum.

a barst hr brf fr Eistneska sparisjnum hr Torontoess efnis a vegna grar afkomu sjsins fengju allir viskiptavinir sjsins dlitla upph sem kk fyrir viskiptin.

Til grundvallar eru lagar bi innistur sem og vaxtagreislur. ar sem hsnislni okkar er hj sparisjnum auk hluta af almennum viskiptum okkar lagi sparisjurinn jafngildi u..b. 40.000 slenskra inn reikninginn okkar.

Er a ekki svona sem fyrirtki byggja upp viskiptavild?


Ekkert blogga

Hr hefur ekkert veri blogga ha herrans t, lklega um a bil 3 vikur. Lklega verur skum anna, frekar stopult blogga nstunni, en ver g a reyna a gera einhverja bragarbt .


Klm, internet, kennari og lgreglan

a hefur veri rtt miki um klm a undanfrnu, og jafnvel bori vi a interneti og lgreglan skyti upp smu andr. En kennarar hafa smuleiis veri umrunni slandi en a hefur veri vegna "klasssks" mlefnis, launadeilna og tengist ekki klmi, interneti ea lgreglunni.

En ll essi element koma fyrir dmsmli Bandarkjunum.

ar er kennari sakaur um a hafa leyft sklabrnum a sj klm af netinu kennslustund, en kennarinn ber a tlvukerfi hafi smitast af "veiru" sem hafi skoti upp klmefninu og hn hafi ekki ri vi a stva a.

a er eiginlega me eindmum a lesa frtt um etta ml, mr ykir me lkindum a mli hafi fari eins langt og raun ber vitni og a kennarinn eigi hugsanlega yfir hfi sr langan fangelsisdm.

Vitanlega arf a taka mlum sem essum, raunhfasta lausnin hefi lklega veri a fjrfesta betri ryggisbnai. En "glpurinn" tti sr vissulega sta, en "internetlggan" virist ekki hafa vanda til rannsknarinnar. etta leiir lka hugann a v hve auvelt a er fyrir sem betri ekkingu hafa tlvum, a leia sem minni kunnttu hafa gildrur, jafnvel taka yfir tlvurnar eirra.

frtt vef The Times m m.a. lesa eftirfarandi:

" teacher faces up to 40 years in jail for exposing her pupils to online pornography, amid an outcry from computer experts that she is the innocent victim of malicious software.

In a case that has become a cause clbre in the online world, where millions of rogue websites appear unsolicited on computer screens every day, Julie Amero is gathering a network of supporters who claim that she has been wrongly convicted over an incident she says has destroyed her life.

Amero, a supply teacher in the small Connecticut town of Windham, was convicted last month for exposing her class of 12-year-olds to graphic sexual images on the classroom computer. She contends the images were inadvertently thrust onto the screen by malicious software that she was powerless to stop. Im scared, said Amero, 40. Im just beside myself over something I didnt do. "

"In October 2004 Amero was assigned to a seventh-grade class at Kelly Middle School in Norwich, a city of about 37,000. The regular teacher had logged on that morning. Amero says that before the class started, she sent a quick e-mail to her husband, and then went to the lavatory. She returned to find the permanent teacher gone and two students viewing a hairstyle site.

Shortly afterwards, she says, pornographic advertisements flooded the screen. She says she tried to click them off, but they kept popping up, and the barrage lasted all day. She tried to stop the students looking at the screen, but several saw sexually explicit photographs. It was school policy not to turn off computers.

Two days later she was suspended and was then arrested and charged with risk of causing injury to a minor. She rejected a plea-bargain deal that would have kept her out of jail. At her three-day trial, prosecutors argued that Amero was actively searching the web for pornography during the class.

Prosecutors relied heavily on testimony from a computer crimes police officer, Mark Lounsbury, who admitted that the software used to analyse the computer could not distinguish between mouse clicks and automatic redirects caused by malicious software. Herb Horner, a defence witness and computer expert, said that the children had visited an innocent hairstyle website and were then redirected to another site with pornographic links. It can happen to anybody, Mr Horner said.

Crucially to Ameros case, the school has admitted that the computer had no firewall because it had not paid the bill. "

"But Mark Steinmetz, who served on the jury, insists that Amero is guilty. I would not want my child in her class. All she had to do was throw a coat over it or unplug it. She says she panicked and did not know how to switch off the computer.

Scott Fain, the school principal, said that Amero was the only teacher to report a problem with the computer. Weve never had a problem with pop-ups before or since.

Sentencing was adjourned yesterday until March 29. The maximum sentence is 40 years, although lawyers suggest that an 18-month jail term is possible. Amero and her husband have opened a blog, julieamer. blogspot.com, asking for contributions to her defence fund so that she can appeal.

She wrote: One day you have the world on a string and the next day the string is cut and you are left falling into an abyss of legal, ethical and social upheaval. Why am I being persecuted for something I had no control over? "

Frtt The Times m finna hr.

Blogg Julie Amaro.


A tapa peningum

egar g var askondra hr Moggablogginu, vakti frsla bloggsunni Gar frttir athygli mna essari frtt vef Ruv.

Eins og bloggsan vekur rttilega athygli er frttin a msu leiti nokku skringileg. En ar segir m.a.:

"Lffringurinn Steven Dillingham var einn eirra sem vann a skrslunni fyrir Samtk lftknifyrirtkja. Fram kom mli hans a til a lftkniinaur slandi veri samkeppnishfur og a lokum arbr urfi mun meira fjrmagn en n er lagt greinina. a urfi a koma fr rkinu enda s erfitt fyrir fjrfesta a veja einstk lftknifyrirtki. v fylgi mikil htta enda geti lii allt a 15 r fr v lftknifyrirtki er stofna og anga til a verur arbrt.

Mrg lftknifyrirtki muni ekki lifa af og v geti fjarfestar ekki sett strar upphir slk fyrirtki, upp von og von. a s hlutverk stjrnvalda a fjrmagna rannsknir lftkni sem ntist fyrirtkjunum. Enda geti jhagslegur vinningur af einu abru lftknifyrirtki ori mikill."

etta er auvita strmerkileg niurstaa. ar sem fjrfestar eiga httu a tapa f snu er rtt a rki strauki framlg sn.

N er g me msar strgar hugmyndir ( ekki lftknigeiranum) sem geta ef vel tekst til skapa mikil vermti og fjlmrg strf. Hinu ber ekki a leyna a r eru httusamar og gti jafnvel talist lklegra en ekki a r myndu aeins brenna upp f. Sumar eirra gtu komist legg.

En spurningin er hvar hj hinu opinbera g get stt f? Ea finnst einhverjum ef til vill betra a markaurinn s ltin dma hugmyndirnar?

Persnulega finnst mr g heyra rksemdina a a urfi aeins a koma atvinnugrein rkisstyrki til a hn skili strum vinningi fyrir jarbi, einum og oft?


Endurgreidd uppgreislugjld

a er var en slandi sem hagnaur banka og annara lnastofnana hefur veri "skotlnunni". En a er ekki endilega vextirnir sem vera skotspnninn heldur er rist "knanirnar" ea "gjldin".

Pernulega held g a a s mun arfara verk, enda eykur a og auveldar samkeppni, og vextir eru sjlfu sr ekki elilegir, ef vaxtamunur er ekki of mikill. a verur lka a hafa huga a ef eftirspurn eftir fjrmagni er mikil, tir a vxtum upp, gerir reyndar lka auveldar a setja gjld. En au gera a lka a verkum a a kann ekki a borga sig a skipta um lnastofnun, ef lgri vextir bjast og greia upp eldra ln. Uppgreislugjld, lntkugjld eru v str hindrun samkeppninni.

En hr m finna grein af vef The Times, ar sem fjalla eru um endurgreislu uppgreislugjldum Bretlandi, eftir afinnslur hins opinbera.

greininni m m.a. lesa eftirfarandi:

"Mortgage lenders will repay tens of millions of pounds paid by homeowners in unfair mortgage exit fees.

Most banks and building societies said yesterday that they would compensate millions of borrowers over exit fees, levied when they moved to a rival lender. They announced their decision in response to a challenge from the Financial Services Authority, which gave them until yesterday to either charge the original exit fees that customers signed up for, or to justify the new, higher fees.

Melanie Bien, of Savills Private Finance, the mortgage broker, said: Anyone who has remortgaged in the past few years and that is a lot of people will be able to make a claim, depending on their lenders stance. Lenders are concerned about the scale of claims they are likely to see regarding exit fees, which may be why borrowers will have to make a claim themselves, rather than wait to be contacted by their former lender.

Some mortgage lenders have more than doubled their exit fees since 2003 and the highest charge is 295. Customers who were forced to pay higher fees than they had agreed to when taking out their mortgage deal are eligible for a refund.

For example, a borrower who signed up for a three-year mortgage deal with Abbey in 2003 will have agreed to pay an exit fee of 99. But when they redeemed the mortgage last year, they would have been charged 225, as the lender increased its fee in May 2005. This customer could reclaim 126 from Abbey. "

"The watchdogs demands came as a blow to banks, which are being deluged with demands from customers seeking refunds for illegal overdraft charges, some of which are as high as 39.

Some experts said that this could cost the banking industry billions of pounds. The Office of Fair Trading is investigating the charges and is expected to announce its findings later this month. Last year the OFT ordered banks to reduce penalty charges on credit cards.

Most lenders refused to budge on their exit fees after the FSA announced its investigation. Only two lenders said that they were cutting their charges. Portman Building Society cut its fee from 199 to 145 last month, while Skipton Building Society will cut its fee from 175 to 125 from April 1. Other lenders said that their fees were under review.

Ray Boulger, of John Charcol, said: The big plus from the FSA report is that it has made things a lot more transparent.

The fightback gathers strength

Cost of the customer campaigns

Exit fees are the latest in a sustained consumer backlash against financial institutions
Last year the OFT capped credit card penalty charges at 12, limiting a lucrative source of income for the issuing companies Customers have also been displaying their displeasure at bank charges for going into the red without permission
Consumer bodies have encouraged them to reclaim these charges and banks have been paying up before the cases reach court or the Financial Ombudsman
More than a million template letters to help people to reclaim overdraft charges have been downloaded from one consumer website. The OFT will rule on overdraft charges this month "


Last Night A DJ Saved My Life... - Rkistvarpi me "strum staf".

eir gerast ekki llu ekktari tvarps "ddjeyarnnir" en Hugo Chavez. En eftir v sem frttir herma er hann me daglegan tt rkistvarpinu Venezuvela, "Al Presidente", ea "Hall forseti".

En eins og hefur komi fram va, vakti a mikla athygli egar Fidel Castro hrindi inn ttinn " beinni".

eir flagar spjlluu vst ga stund, Castro sagist vera hress, eir tku "rant" Bush, spjlluu um ethanlframleislu, byltinguna Kbu og fall fjrmlamarkaa sem Castro sagi vst berasiferislegum yfirburumssalismans vitni.

ttur Chavezar var vst 7 tma sjnvarpsttur hvern sunnudag, en fyrir u..b. mnui breytti hann ttinum yfir daglegan tvarpstt., en er me 90 mntna sjnvarpstt fimmtudgum.

Einhvern veginn gefur etta orinu "rkistvarp" nja og dpri merkingu.

a er spurning hvort vi megum ekki eiga von grein Lesbkinni, um hvernig Chavez s a fra rkistvarpi Venezuvela til betri vegar? En adendur Chavezar meal slenskra stjrnmlamanna hljta altnt a vera a undirba breytingartillgur hva varar slenska rkistvarpi og mun Kanadska hljmsveitin Bachman Turner Overdrivehljma nokku reglulega. Ekki skemmir a sveitin er fr "slendingaborginni" Winnipeg.

En hr m lesa frtt vef The Times um tvarpstt Chavezar.


Sktug bartta Frakklandi

Frnsk stjrnml hafa ekki endilega tt au "hreinlegustu", a Frakkar geti veri merkilega umburarlyndir gagnvart frambjendum msum svium.

Eins og fram kemur frtt mbl.is sem tengd er essari frslu, hafa n komi fram nokku alvarlegar sakanir gegn Sarkozy varandi hsakaup hans.

a er ekki langt san komu fram sakanir gegn Royal um a hn hefi vanmeti "villu" sna vi Mijararhafi, egar hn taldi fram til skatts.

Blai Le Canard, sem frtt mbl.is er bygg , hefur jafnframt tilkynnt a blaamenn ess vinni a grein um hsnisml Royal, sem eigi a birtast nstu viku.

a er v lklegt a etta s langt fr a sasta sem vi heyrum og lesum essum dr.

Hsnisml hafa reyndar spila nokkra rullu gegnum tina Frnskum stjrnmlum, og m lesa aeins frekar um a essari frtt The Times.


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