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8 September 2008


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Obama and McCain Miss Texas Ballot Deadline -- If the names of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain and Sarah Palin appear on the ballot in Texas this year, it appears they will do so contrary to the laws of Texas. It seems that in their desire to put their conventions on at the very end of August and beginning of September, the two main US political parties held their nominating votes too late to get their candidates on the ballot.

Canadian PM Calls Snap Election -- For the third time in four years, Canadians will go to the polls in a general election. The latest has come about by the dissolution of what Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called a “dysfunctional parliament.” Polls put his Conservative Party within striking distance of forming a majority government. Polling day is October 14.

US Treasury Takes Over Fannie and Freddie -- The Bush administration has nationalized the government sponsored enterprises [GSE], Federal National Mortgage Association (stupidly dubbed Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (known as Freddie Mac, equally stupid). Naturally, the Republicans have avoided calling a spade a spade here, and say the two government sponsored enterprises have gone into conservatorship. A rose by any other name . . . .

The Polls Aren’t Even Wrong -- In physics, there is a phrase “not even wrong,” coined by Wolfgang Pauli. By this, he meant that the statement in question couldn’t be falsified or used to predict anything; thus it was scientifically without meaning. In a sense, America’s polling for the general election meets the criteria for “not even wrong.” Most of the pollsters assumptions are simply incorrect, resulting in garbage in, garbage out.

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