Arnprior had the biggest voter turnout in the Province of Ontario. (And thank you, Sean, for giving the results in your reply to the “Elections Coming” article.)
64.6% of eligible voters voted.
One town councillor and the Reeve were the only two incumbents to return (out of 7). Ex Mayor Terry Gibeau lost his bid to become a Councillor (he said he wanted to work on the loose ends left over from the last 4 years) by 9 votes.
There was a controversy over the Town Clerk’s call to extend voting 24 hours when ‘Intellivote’ nearly imploded with the volume of people trying to vote at the figurative last minute (I think, if you try to call something “Smart” ((as in smart meters)) or hint at a product being intelligent- That should be a giant red flag to everybody who might use that product to stay the he(ck) away and spend their money more wisely somewhere else. Smart meters have been used by electric companies in Texas to turn down the amount of electricity flowing into apartments, thus turning off air conditioners on a 100˚F + day (over 40˚C) which resulted in the deaths of senior citizens who were not able to get out of those apartments as the temperature soared way above 110˚F/45˚C. I haven’t heard of the utility companies that do stuff like that being charged with murder, YET! )
Other municipalities, facing the same problem had extended their deadline by one hour. Arnprior extended the deadline by 24 hours in an attempt to be as fair as possible. There was some local grumbling, but most of the feedback from ‘experts’ said Arnprior did the right thing.
ah well, I should climb down from the soap box and get on with things….
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Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota (is he still the governor?) Has a Teevee show called “Conspiracy Theory”. I’ve heard lots of good stuff about it. But the love of my life heard this first (before I did anyway) : A program on FEMA camps actually being concentration camps and being built all around the USA- Was censored.
But it pops up on YouTube. Try this before it disappears from there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHb83VNijBM
That one is part one of three. The title says it is, but there’s a confused label that says part 2 of 3. If it starts with Jesse giving his bio (Navy Seal, etc.) it’s part one.
Links to parts 2 and 3 should follow. (Alex Jones makes an appearance.)
But we knew that was coming, right?
Most stations are at 111.9¢ per liter. The car wash on Madawaska Blvd was actualy the cheapest gas in town for one day.
One possibly odd thing is that the Mr Gas is now an ESSO Station and the Petro Canada Station (Mac’s) is now Shell. (I heard that Shell and Macs stores formed a sweetheart alliance.)
The crime is: Oil companies have created false shortages and there really is no good reason why gasoline should cost any more than 25¢ per liter. -ack? maybe we should just let the idiots shoot themselves in the feet?