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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: November 2014 Elections on: November 22, 2014, 11:53:23 pm
1) New Canadaland
2) TDAS04
3) Shua
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Snow driving... on: November 22, 2014, 11:50:33 pm
Waterloo, Ontario, not the (somewhat smaller) Waterloo, Iowa.
WATFOR did you have to clear that up?

Canadaland was talking about Waterloo, Ontario. Perhaps it's a coincidence that Angus brought up the other Waterloo, if so I apologize.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What time does your family eat dinner on Thanksgiving? on: November 22, 2014, 11:48:31 pm
October
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Snow driving... on: November 22, 2014, 10:30:49 pm
Waterloo, Ontario, not the (somewhat smaller) Waterloo, Iowa.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Nat Geo labels Oklahoma City as a must-see place in the United States on: November 22, 2014, 10:29:02 pm
Time to cancel my subscription
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Bill Cosby on: November 22, 2014, 01:31:27 am
Cosby's not so much a racist, as an elitist. But, his obvious downfall is that he's a rapist. Anyone not voting HP is basically condoning rape.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Snow driving... on: November 20, 2014, 10:50:23 pm

Jesus, where are you?

It was damn cold this morning here (10F) with wind gusts in my face at 30m/h, but I still biked to work!
Near Waterloo as usual, that day was just a special one. I actually tried biking that day. LOL what a fail that was. Tomorrow isn't much warmer. Not as much snow expected though, may try biking again if the roads are clear.

Edit: You from northern Ontario Hatman? It's been one of those weird weeks where we're colder than places 1000 miles north of here.

You're probably confusing me with Holmes; I'm in Ottawa.

The roads have been pretty good here, though I did fall on my bike yesterday on an icy sidestreet. I made it through the polar vortex last year on my bike, I'll be able to do it again this year.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your height? on: November 20, 2014, 10:45:20 pm
6 ft 2.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 20, 2014, 05:39:41 pm
This will be a big test Horwath. If we lose Sudbury, then perhaps she might consider resigning.

The whole Saint John East fiasco shows us that voters are willing to punish the party of the candidate who quit too early.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 20, 2014, 06:53:40 am
What a doofus.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 19, 2014, 07:24:22 pm
My dear friend acquaintance who I'm Facebook friends with, Michael Sona is being sent to jail for 9 months Sad


I eagerly await the promised byelection in Ahuntsic

They made a correction, she's not joining the caucus.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 19, 2014, 01:51:03 pm
Interesting that the NDP is "trying" in a riding they finished 3rd in. Fool's gold for sure.

The Liberals will win both ridings, of course. There's been so many by-elections in Newfoundland recently, and the Liberals have won all of them (most of them gains as well). Plus, they've had a lot of floor crossings. If the last election was anything resembling a close one, the Tories would have a minority by now.

The big question is, which ridings will the Liberals not win in the general? I'm guessing Lorraine Michaels is safe, and Paul Davis will probably win his seat.
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 19, 2014, 09:44:45 am
Why no write-ins?  I can understand that in party primaries, but unless it's ludicrously easy to get on the ballot at the last moment, I fail to see why it shouldn't be an option.  Granted, there seldom is a need to count them.

One of the few areas where the US is more democratic than Canada (that and having an elected Senate Tongue ) I would've considered voting write-in in the last municipal elections.

Here's what a typical ballot looks like:



There is some white space, yes, but it would have to be in a candidate area. I've only scrutinized a ballot count once, and there were no spoilt ballots, letalone people writing things in.


This is because the NDP doesn't tolerate floor crossing. Same thing happened in NB with Bev Harrison.
14  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 18, 2014, 11:19:08 pm
Write ins? What Huh

I saw several ballots with a candidate's name crossed out and "Bill Casey" written next to it. They were counted as spoiled ballots.



How is that possible? Aren't the ballots black? You'd have to write the name in one of the circles.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 18, 2014, 07:17:29 pm
Write ins? What Huh

You know the Tories are in trouble if they're losing Cumberland-Colchester.
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: November 18, 2014, 02:53:40 pm
That's OK, no one knows anything about PEI politics. Good bet who ever comes next will be a Gaudet (pronounced Good-ee on the island) or Gallant Wink
17  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: SURVIVOR: Countries of the Americas on: November 18, 2014, 01:02:30 pm
3 - United States
2 - Colombia
1 - Jamaica
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My Aunt Shared this Photo on Facebook on: November 18, 2014, 01:01:20 pm
So, what happened then?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Snow driving... on: November 18, 2014, 12:56:29 pm
With blowing snow and -19C (-4F) wind chills at noon today everything's all business as usual here.

Jesus, where are you?

It was damn cold this morning here (10F) with wind gusts in my face at 30m/h, but I still biked to work!
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 18, 2014, 06:47:42 am
Wow @ the turnout in Yellowhead. Almost as bad as the 15.4% in the Fort McMurray-Athabasca by-election (which was held the day before Canada Day in a riding that had the worst turnout in 2011). I suppose the closeness of the Fort McMurray race kept it from going even lower.

I think a lot of Conservatives in Alberta are upset with the Harper government and are staying home in droves with these by-elections. The Macleod by-election had low turnout too at 20%. 
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 17, 2014, 10:35:48 pm
I admit it may be possible that Whitby-Oshawa has somehow eschewed the rest of the 905 and has become some sort of outlier Tory riding. I mean, it did buck the trend in the provincial election, but I thought there were other factors at play there.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 17, 2014, 10:31:40 pm
I think this thing's over. Forum Research done f**ked up again.

Libs need to win this riding to form a majority in 2014. Not good news if they lose.
But this is only a by election, with probably a depressed turnout

The Liberal spin machine has arrived!

Good job, CBC. You really had to try with that one.

Frankly professionalism was the only thing preventing them from declaring a Tory hold when the writ was dropped.

Why stop there? Why not call it as soon as it became vacant? Or after the last election? Or in perpetuity?
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 17, 2014, 10:26:24 pm
Libs need to win this riding to form a majority in 2014. Not good news if they lose.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 17, 2014, 10:21:56 pm
Yeah, Whitby is fairly homogenous. It's not like there's any strong Liberal areas waiting to be counted.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2014 on: November 17, 2014, 10:07:04 pm
Good job, CBC. You really had to try with that one.
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