Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's popularity is growing again. A new poll shows that the mayor, who has been a controversial figure in the city, has an approval rating of 47 percent and more than half support his policy initiatives.
Apparently the terms “media advisors” and “claptrap” aren’t mutually exclusive, after all. The People Who Made America can produce any sort of garbage and give it to their clients. The latest victim is McCain, on the subject of the economy.
The theory of risk is that you take risks you think you’ll probably survive. The theory of policy making is that to solve problems you take risks you think other people might approve, based mainly on intuition.
The poll is the policy-maker’s answer to crystal meth. Compulsive, under any conditions, and causes actions that might not otherwise happen. Polls can justify any position. Polls can be tailored by asking some questions and not asking others.
Russia has returned to former military practices, citing security threats by other military powers. The rhetoric’s pretty familiar, too. 15 years ago Russia ceased these patrols, because it couldn’t afford the gas for the planes.
AOL has long been hounded by customers about the fact that in the past it has been almost impossible to cancel your AOL account. Today a new agreement forces AOL to change policies and pay out an estimated $3 Million in costs and fines.