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04 Apr 2011 13:42


World: Kazahkstan’s incumbent President decimates opposition

  • 95% of the vote for Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev source
  • ยป An electoral red flag: International elections monitors are crying foul over what took place in Kazakhstan yesterday, as incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev (who’s been in power since the 1980s) soared to this startling vote tally. It’s being reported (albeit from an unnamed source) that students were threatened with expulsion if they didn’t head to the polls. We’re reminded of a point about show elections made by Christopher Hitchens; why do these leaders always desire such a staggering percentage of the vote? It all but screams a corrupt, undemocratic, strong-armed process- the leaders in question could lay much more claim to credibility if they tried to manipulate themselves to, say, a 55-45 win instead.

26 Apr 2009 23:11


Tech: Here’s a collection of Windows error messages. (It’s huge.)

From Windows 95 to Vista, the history is long and depressing for Microsoft’s cash cow. BSODs ahoy! source

12 Mar 2009 21:33


Biz: Investors, finally optimistic for once. Stocks are up!

  • +9.5% in the last three days. Whoo, time to party! source