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  World War 3 Illustrated
Welcome to the website of World War 3 Illustrated, a semiannual political comix magazine.
Since 1980, we have made it our mission to shine a little reality on the fantasy world of the American kleptocracy.
Slideshows of comics by FLY, MAC McGILL., CHRISTOPHER CARDINALE, REBECCA MIDGAl, SETH TOBOCMAN and PETER KUPER
www.worldwar3illustrated.org   (195 words)

  
  , "Combating Kleptocracy ", eJournal USA, December 2006
Kleptocracy is a development issue, because high-level corruption undermines economic development and renders important issues, such as the fight against poverty, ineffective.
In recent years, the United States and its international partners have been developing new ways to deny corrupt officials access to the wealth they have accumulated through corrupt activities, and they have been employing new ways to target their assets.
Two crucial aspects of the fight against kleptocracy are the denial of safe haven to corrupt officials and recovery and proper dispersion of the proceeds of corrupt acts.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itdhr/1206/ijde/kleptocracy.htm   (559 words)

  
  Kleptocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kleptocracy (sometimes Cleptocracy) (root: Klepto+cracy = rule by thieves) is; a pejorative, informal term for a government that is; corrupt in its management of public funds in the sense that its management is designed to primarily sustain the personal wealth and political power of government officials and their cronies (collectively, kleptocrats).
Kleptocracies are often dictatorships or; some other form of autocratic government, or; lapsed democracies that have transformed into oligarchies, since democracy makes outright thievery for direct personal gain more difficult to sustain in the long term and still remain in power.
The protection society has against kleptocracy is largely dependent on the effectiveness of the rule of law to prevent political leaders abusing their powers, the free flow of information (necessary to properly identify kleptocrats) and ability of the population to remove corrupt leaders from office.
www.zdnet.co.za /k/l/e/Kleptocracy.html   (557 words)

  
 Kleptocracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The creation of a kleptocracy powered by dictatorship typically results in many years of general hardship and suffering for the vast majority of citizens as civil society and the rule of law disintegrate.
The classic case of kleptocracy – in this sense – often given, is the regime of Marshall Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the Democratic Republic of the Congo (which he renamed Zaire) from 1965 to 1997.
The protection society has against kleptocracy is largely dependent on the effectiveness of the rule of law to prevent political leaders abusing their powers, the free flow of information (necessary to properly identify kleptocrats) and ability of the population to remove corrupt leaders from office.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kleptocracy   (566 words)

  
 Kleptocracy Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kleptocracy is nature’s (expensive but effective) way of ridding the biosphere of too puissant, too fell, too deluded, too parasitic...
kleptocracy: where the illusionists hold the stage even when their illusions suck: fizzle, are transparent.
Kleptocracy, as old as the Bible says the world is, has never not bred rats in the treasury.
www.pkimaging.com /mik/kdot/teach/society/sorder/kleptocracy/klepquotes.html   (1214 words)

  
 Iraq's Civil War, Part II: Kleptocracy? :: Intervention Magazine :: War, Politics, Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kleptocracies are generally incompetent in the face of social crises and [they] often collapse into prolonged civil war and anarchy.
Kleptocracy (sometimes spelled Cleptocracy) (root: Klepto + cracy = rule by thieves) is a pejorative, informal term for a government so corrupt that no pretense of honesty remains.
The creation of a kleptocracy results in many years of general hardship and suffering for the vast majority of its citizens as civil society and the rule of law distintegrates.
www.interventionmag.com /cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1126   (2211 words)

  
 Statement by the President on Kleptocracy
High-level corruption by senior government officials, or kleptocracy, is a grave and corrosive abuse of power and represents the most invidious type of public corruption.
Kleptocracy is an obstacle to democratic progress, undermines faith in government institutions, and steals prosperity from the people.
Our objective is to defeat high-level public corruption in all its forms and to deny corrupt officials access to the international financial system as a means of defrauding their people and hiding their ill-gotten gains.
www.state.gov /p/inl/rls/prsrl/ps/70194.htm   (386 words)

  
 Kleptocracy
Kleptocracy (or sometimes Cleptocracy) (root: Klepto+cracy) is a form of government.
It is the end-point of political corruption, where no pretence of honesty remains, and the government of a country exists solely to enrich its rulers and to perpetuate their rule.
Kleptocrats often use money laundering and anonymous banking as a way of protecting and concealing their wealth.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/kl/Kleptocracy.html   (89 words)

  
 Kleptocracy!
In "Kleptocracy!" you play as a thief involved in a competition with his peers to determine who the best thief in town is. A tournament has been arranged for the thieves to all enter the local acclaimed museum and obtain as many items as possible within the time limit.
They will have to evade the many patrolling guards as well as the intricate security system.
"Kleptocracy!" was developed by a team of three programmers and four artists from DigiPen Institute of Technology over the course of eight months.
www.digipen.edu /GameGallery/websites/Kleptocracy   (118 words)

  
 President's Statement on Kleptocracy
Our objective is to defeat high-level public corruption in all its forms and to deny corrupt officials access to the international financial system as a means of defrauding their people and hiding their ill-gotten gains.
Given the nature of our open, accessible international financial system, our success in fighting kleptocracy will depend upon the participation and accountability of our partner nations, the international financial community, and regional and multilateral development institutions.
Together, we can confront kleptocracy and help create the conditions necessary for people everywhere to enjoy the full benefits of honest, just, and accountable governance.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2006/08/20060810.html   (329 words)

  
 Kleptocracy font family : MyFonts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kleptocracy consists of 3 weights: light, regular and bold in 3 widths: condensed, regular and extended making a total of 9 fonts.
Kleptocracy has a full alphabet, numerals, accents, punctuation and a selection of monetary symbols.
Kleptocracy is available in OpenType, TrueType and PostScript for both Mac and Windows.
www.myfonts.com /fonts/typodermic/kleptocracy   (197 words)

  
 unbossed.com » Kleptocracy - more to come
And just to show that it is not all snark, here's a serious economic analysis of kleptocracy.
Many developing countries have suffered under the personal rule of ‘kleptocrats’, who implement highly inefficient economic policies, expropriate the wealth of their citizens, and use the proceeds for their own glorification or consumption.
The incidence of kleptocracy is a serious impediment to development.
www.unbossed.com /index.php?itemid=454   (541 words)

  
 Battling Kleptocracy
One of the greatest threats to a country's successful development is corruption by senior government officials, or kleptocracy.
In order to fight high-level corruption by public officials, the U.S. has launched an initiative to internationalize efforts against kleptocracy.
The culture of kleptocracy is deeply imbedded in many countries.
www.voanews.com /uspolicy/2006-09-11-voa2.cfm   (318 words)

  
 Fact Sheet: National Strategy to Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy
Public corruption erodes democracy, rule of law, and economic well-being by undermining public financial management and accountability, discouraging foreign investment, and stifling economic growth and sustainable development.
Kleptocracy Is A Threat To The Governments And Citizens Of Both Developing And Developed Countries.
At the G-8 summit, President Bush committed to promote legal frameworks and a global financial system that will reduce the opportunities for kleptocracies to develop and to deny safe haven to corrupt officials, those who corrupt them, and the proceeds of corrupt activity.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2006/08/20060810-1.html   (696 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is highly doubtful that the radical Islamists who have now assumed power will be able to remedy this condition.
Almost half a century after the establishment of their "national liberation" movement, the Palestinian leadership has provided its people with a harsh choice between two distinctly unpalatable alternatives: the corrupt kleptocracy of the former regime or tyrannical theocracy of the present one.
In light of these grim and grisly facts, it seems only proper that the international community pause to reflect on the feasibility and desirability of persisting with the idea of a Palestinian state as if it were an axiomatic inevitability.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3235672,00.html   (808 words)

  
 Opinion: Israeli kleptocracy endangers every American - Commentary - Middle East Times
There is nothing anti-Semitic in condemning the blatant thievery and contempt for humanity of the Israeli kleptocracy.
Imagine if you will a situation where the local government cuts off your back yard with a fence, using the false pretext that the fence is being placed there to prevent you from committing unlawful acts on adjacent properties.
Why innocent Americans must die in the Middle East to protect this Israeli thievery is beyond me. We have been lied to, drugged and rendered senseless by the propaganda of the Bush administration, and now we are being promised Israelis will fight America's dirty wars.
www.metimes.com /storyview.php?StoryID=20050126-030340-2670r   (978 words)

  
 STLtoday.com - Printer friendly - Kleptocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The use of eminent domain for economic reasons engenders the word “kleptocracy”.
Kleptocracy is defined by Jared Diamond in his book Guns, Germs, and Steel as “transforming net wealth from commoners to the upper class”.
This use of eminent domain ensures that none, other than the rich, can be secure in their homes- or businesses.
www.stltoday.com /blogs/news-letters-to-the-editor/2005/09/kleptocracy/print   (100 words)

  
 understanding the kleptocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
kleptocracy - associated with state and the necessary redistribution that comes with high specialization, population and population density.
Hypothesis - those that are slaves to the kleptocracy are often unhappy and their joi de vivre would return if they began to emerge from and limit their interaction with the kleptocracy.
Goal - to eliminate all interaction with gigaklepts and minimize interaction with megaklepts in an effort free oneself from the global kleptocracy and decrease its wide-ranging power.
storm.prohosting.com /karama/klept.htm   (272 words)

  
 EUobserver.com
The EU claims it has secret evidence that justifies keeping Iran opposition group PMOI on its terrorist register but cannot reveal the content for security reasons, in a situation stoking anger among some MEPs.
With all reformist ministers now out of office and with old guard former communists backing a new "fl coalition," Romania's slide back towards kleptocracy is proving that the EU's "soft powers" are sometimes too soft, writes Valentina Pop.
People from four Balkan countries will in future benefit from cheaper and easier EU-entry visas after a new travel deal signed at the weekend, but Serbia is not in the group despite EU worries over young, alienated Serb radicals.
www.euobserver.com /22   (689 words)

  
 Fix 4 RSO » Blog Archive » Kleptocracy? More Like Slimeosity!
A recent press release from the White House outlines President Bush’s efforts to stop kleptocracy.
Here are the three primary objectives set to “reduce the opportunities for kleptocracies to develop and to deny safe haven to corrupt officials, those who corrupt them, and the proceeds of corrupt activity”:
Fix, kleptocracy can only be corrected if liberalism is outlawed.
fix4rso.com /2006/08/11/kleptocracy-more-like-slimeosity   (937 words)

  
 Talk:Kleptocracy - SourceWatch
to reduce kleptocracy to US terms I think is to devalue the meaning of the term.
While I can understand the use of kleptocracy as a rhetorical flourish in a North American context its a very very big stretch to equate Bush/Clinton etc with Ferdinand Marcos or the Abacha regime;
I'm not persuaded that kleptocrats are or need to be popular - they are usually tyrants relying on the military to maintain their grip on power.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Talk:Kleptocracy   (248 words)

  
 Idaho Observer: Kleptocracy -- our government of thieves
The great international kleptocracies of the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the World Court are diligently doing what kleptocracies do.
But in a kleptocracy, power is, as power does.
A “kleptocracy” is the most appropriate definition of modern day American government.
www.proliberty.com /observer/20000717.htm   (1727 words)

  
 http://www.qando.net/ - The Republican Kleptocracy
Kleptocracy: "a government so corrupt that no pretense of honesty remains.
In a kleptocracy the mechanisms of government are [partly devoted to keeping] said rulers in power."
Fortunately, corrupt regimes that use the mechanisms of government to punish those who do not support them are the kind of thing that happens in third world countries, and not in the United States of America.
www.qando.net /details.aspx?Entry=3845   (5614 words)

  
 Bring it On! » Blog Archive » What Happens When “Kleptocrats” Claim to Try And Defeat ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taking chutzpah to a whole new level, the president is using his bully pulpit to see if he can wrestle away the phrase “Culture of Corruption” by making like he is doing something about it.
Sit down and brace yourself, because you are really going to have to stop yourself from screaming at the W, Rove and Co on this next quote I’m pasting in here.
Bring It On is not responsible for and often disagrees with material posted in the comments/diaries section.
www.teambio.org /2006/08/what-happens-when-kleptocrats-claim-to-try-and-defeat-kleptocracy-subtitle-the-presidents-plan-to-co-opt-the-phrase-culture-of-corruption   (635 words)

  
 Truthdig - Interviews - Kleptocracy, Theocracy (and Democracy) in the Middle East
Kleptocracy, Theocracy (and Democracy) in the Middle East
But it’s tricky, because Kurdistan has become basically a little U.S. client state, and that’s where the U.S. is going to fall back to when the rest of Iraq collapses.
There’re elections and all that, but it’s a kleptocracy.
www.truthdig.com /interview/item/20061208_kleptocracy_theocracy_democracy   (2239 words)

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