Six In The Morning: Polls, More Polls, Geo-Hacking, Cute Crocodiles

1 THE POLL SAYS FOUGERE’S AHEAD Good news for people who support the Chamber of Commerce/Regina business community candidate. Bad news for supporters of the other eight candidates. Or is it? Dechene’s looking into the polling details and will try to have more for Dog Blog later today.

2 ANOTHER POLL Mitt Romney is up by seven points because I guess most American voters are assholes or morons. Because only morons or assholes would pick the rich guy who hates the environment and has anti-women and anti-gay policies over the, uh, essentially moderate Republican-style Democrat in this election. Sorry to be blunt. No I’m not. fortunately it probably doesn’t matter because Barack Obama (who by the way is far from an ideal choice but that’s the choice there is) should still win the electoral college.

3 DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THE MASSIVE, ILLEGAL GEO-HACKING EXPERIMENT OFF CANADA’S WEST COAST THAT OUR GOVERNMENT KNEW ABOUT? I’ve been busy this week and missed this. In August, an American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulfate into the Pacific Ocean to cause an plankton bloom that could, in theory, capture carbon. It sounds like a really risky and wrong-headed idea. The Guardian has the latest here.

4 THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WON’T COUNTER-BLOCK THE CRTC’S BLOCK The Bell Astral deal is going to stay blocked. Well, good. Too much media ownership concentration is unsafe for democracy.

5 CANADA’S FIRST BLACK MP PASSES AWAY Rest in peace, Lincoln Alexander.

6 MP PENSION CHANGE PASSES Read all about it at CBC.

BONUS: MAN STUMBLES WHILE FEEDING WILD CROCODILE, TENSE MOMENT RESULTS Here’s a video of a tour guide in Costa Rica who feeds wild crocodiles (no, not alligators) to excite tourists. This is a thing. This is also an incredibly dangerous thing, obviously. Having said that… this guy and the croc have their routine down.

But yes, it only takes one mistake and he’s a chewed-up broken mess. As my publisher says: “you don’t play with lions, tigers, bears, great white sharks and crocodiles.”

I’m glad people play with scary animals sometimes, though.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

7 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Polls, More Polls, Geo-Hacking, Cute Crocodiles”

  1. “Never smile at a crocodile.
    No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile.
    Don’t be taken in
    By his welcome grin;
    He’s imagining how well you’ll fit
    Within his skin…” (Peter Pan)

  2. Romney and his disrespectful sons are such assholes, they will probably mount some type of obnoxious struggle should he carry the pop. vote on the lobsided strength of the racist Republican southern vote. There’s probably footage of him dismissing Al Gore’s pop vote victory in 2000, but that won’t matter, cuz Mitt’s not accountable for the things he has said. And if he does win outright, he probably won’t even be gracious, he’ll just call Obama a loser and point out how losers always lose in the end. And then when Mitt fails to change or improve anything, he’ll blame China and the Democratic Senate and the media and Chicago, and he’ll send a nuclear missile to Damascus. But Obama will probably still win. Romney is repellant.

  3. Fougere will win, Fougere was always going to win. Lib/progressive/anarchist vote is going eight ways, while all the fraidy cat conservative and uptight vote is going to Romney. I mean Fougere.

  4. That poll ain’t a poll — it’s drawn from a ‘panel’ online. The paper said that it wasn’t representative and that margins of error don’t apply. I am appalled that CBC reported it yesterday at face value.

  5. I agree this poll isn’t accurate, but it shows a trend. Go Fougere Go! New Stadium! New Neighbourhoods!

    Mitt Romney Style! I’ll stick with Obama thanks.

    Geo-Hacking…never heard of it.

    Bell is big enough. CRTC got it right.

    Lincoln Alexander made history. Too bad few Canadians know about it.

    MP Pension reforms? For Real?

    Whoah! That croc has some reach!

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