Are Canadians Just Smarter Than We Are?

Or is something else happening?

Bob Alexander is a great writer and activist, among other things. He is someone to follow. He used to live in the US, but decided to get the hell out about a year ago and move to Canada.

Here is his perspective on the polling results in Canada as compared to the results in America concerning the debates:

I watched the presidential and vice presidential debates on CBC up here in Beautiful British Columbia. During the debates viewers could vote on who was winning. The first debate’s results were: 76% Obama, and 18% Romney. The next morning I went online to read the American Polls. WTF!!?? Romney was declared the winner.

Then came the VP debate between Biden and Ryan. Again I watched it on CBC and the Canadian viewers voted 88% Biden and 10% Ryan. The next day American polls gave a slight edge to Biden. The CNN/ORC poll showed Ryan at 48% to Biden’s 44%. NBC Politics had Biden at 38% to Ryan’s 34% and CNBC reported a tie with Ryan and Biden both at 47%. WTF squared.

Pretty weird, huh?

I don’t trust our polling organizations or media organizations any farther then I can spit. They have refused to release the exit polling results since the machines were rolled out. Things just don’t add up.

Also from the editorial:

A multi-billion dollar PR firm takes control of the media and creates a phony narrative. Then corporate-owned proprietary voting machines count the ballots, and they tell us who “won.” They’ve got both sides of the transaction again. What could possibly go wrong?

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 12:07 am

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 3:59 am

    This is what we’re up against:

    Year after year!

    Battleground? Horse race? You decide.

  3. #3 by brewski on October 28, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Yes Canadians are smarter than us.

    They have an 18% corporate tax rate and collect more corporate income tax revenue.

    They have a pension fund which has actual assets in it.

    They are much much stricter than the US is with immigration.

  4. #4 by cav on October 28, 2012 - 9:57 am

    Canadians didn’t directly suffer 8 torturous years of BUSH!!!!

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 10:45 am

    I – sure as hell – did.

    Calm yourself cav! :)

  6. #6 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 10:49 am

    brewski:

    As far as I know, this was meant to be a thread about election fraud, but you are unable to gravitate away from conversations about money.

    Why is that?

  7. #7 by Shane on October 28, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Even with our polling outfits, if you read the state by state polls and know how to add electoral votes, Obama has been safely ahead for the entire cycle. Instead, it is “a horse race”!

    Though maybe that is because the polling companies see how many votes the GOP is going to make sure aren’t counted. Good thing we have people worried about voter fraud! Shame they arent worried about the fraud that actually happens.

  8. #8 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    “Polling outfits”

    I love that!

    I would add the word; esteemed, (serious emoticon).

  9. #9 by brewski on October 28, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    Because we are going to be Greece pretty soon.

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 5:04 pm

    Greece?

  11. #11 by cav on October 28, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    “… we are going to be Greece pretty soon.”

    This “analysis” is, in a nuts hell, really just the current ruling class talking point being blastfaxed into the minds of “opinion-makers” – right on cue.

    Absent any facts on which to base your opinion, repetition will have to suffice.

  12. #12 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    Greece?, (spelling)

    Not that I’m arguing we aren’t going to become “Greece”. :(

  13. #13 by cav on October 28, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    Which is it Larry: To be Greece or not to be Greece?

    That is the question! That, and just who will be the ‘decider’.

  14. #14 by Larry Bergan on October 28, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    I think the Grecians are owed an apology here!

  15. #15 by brewski on October 28, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    The point is that we keep making promises that even a rich America can’t afford.

  16. #16 by cav on October 28, 2012 - 10:31 pm

    Can’t NOT afford.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014282828

    Greek leaders should begin to recognize that if they want a country that has anything left in it, they better tell Europe to drop dead and SHAKE every penny available out of the people at the top who haven’t already been rolled in this. Otherwise the working class, the poor, the unemployed will – and they may not stop at just emptying the pockets…

  17. #17 by brewski on October 28, 2012 - 10:55 pm

    Historically, Greece has offered the most generous pension system in the EU, with a pension of 90% to 110% of final earnings for some employees.

    Employers and employees also pay contributions for sickness and unemployment benefits, medical care and family allowances, bringing the combined total up to around 29% for employers and 16% for employees. [e.g. 45% times salary for total payroll taxes]

    Employers must provide a severance payment on retirement of 40% to 50% of up to 24 months’ pay, depending on the length of service. The first EUR 20,000 is tax free. Salaries and pensions are paid 14 times a year, including Christmas and Easter bonuses.

    So, richest pensions in all of the EU in the poorest country, payroll taxes 300% of the US, mandatory bonuses and severances. Nah, none of this could have anything to do with the mess. It’s all the rich people’s fault.

  18. #18 by cav on October 28, 2012 - 11:13 pm

    The rich shouldn’t yield to extortion since they can take it elsewhere with a simple transfer of funds from their Swisse Bank accounts.

    The surviving peasants (if there are any)’ll just have to pay-up if they want to swim in the Adriatic or scope the Parthenon.

  19. #19 by Larry Bergan on October 29, 2012 - 12:18 am

    I’m looking for an apology, yet, I see nothing.

    I understand that some are incapable. :(

  20. #20 by cav on October 29, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Under this rock, it has been written.

    “Sowwy Wawwy”

  21. #21 by Voter Fraud Report on October 29, 2012 - 8:20 am

    No, just obedient, though they could be smarter than you Larry. As well you are asking this of no load BC, as big a welfare state as any we have in the US.

    As per your love of the vote fraud, did you know that there are 583 registered democrats over the age of 112 in North Carolina?

  22. #22 by Voter Fraud Report on October 29, 2012 - 8:26 am

    No, just obedient, though they could be smarter than you Larry. As well you are asking this of no load BC, as big a welfare state as any we have in the US.

    The population of BC is quite young, and the vast majority have been raised and contained within the Nanny State. It is also the province all ner do wells and homeless people flock to as it is the only place in Nannyda that does not freeze solid in the winter. Polling BS is like polling Westchester NY..;liberal on the outside, money and personal concerns on the outside.

    As per your love of the vote fraud, did you know that there are 583 registered democrats over the age of 112 in North Carolina?

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