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Shoon

Malcolm wrote:

Oh, and speaking of French language competence and TLMEP, I note that Ruth-Ellen will be appearing - though not on her own.  Which shows that one can actually make significant progress in a matter of months.

But Paul Dewar is simply not in a position to live in virtual French immersion between now and March 24.

Really that's awesome, I'm glad her progress has gone that far. Whose going with her? I'd guess Mulcair, but with the leadership race that's doubtful. If Bob Rae's presence on the show may have gotten the libs a boost maybe REB will do the same for us.

nicky

A slight correction to Malcolm on the Forum poll.

 

Singh has 5%, ahead of Dewar, Chisholm and Cullen, all of whom have 4% (according to 308.com)

 

For those following the Skinny Dipper online poll, Tom has been moving up strongly from a poor third a week or so ago. He is now ahead of Paul on the first ballot. A few days ago Tom while still third passed Paul on about the third ballot and lost to Peggy 61 to 38 on the last. She now leads him by only 54 to 46.

http://www.demochoice.org/dcresults.php?poll=NDP2012NPD#Round1

Stockholm

Shoon wrote:

Malcolm wrote:

Oh, and speaking of French language competence and TLMEP, I note that Ruth-Ellen will be appearing - though not on her own.  Which shows that one can actually make significant progress in a matter of months.

But Paul Dewar is simply not in a position to live in virtual French immersion between now and March 24.

Really that's awesome, I'm glad her progress has gone that far. Whose going with her? I'd guess Mulcair, but with the leadership race that's doubtful. If Bob Rae's presence on the show may have gotten the libs a boost maybe REB will do the same for us.

She is appearing alongside Alexandre Boulerice

Ippurigakko

Boom Boom wrote:
I'd love to go to the NDP convention - it would be my first - but it's a hell of a long way away, and someone has to mind the Ponderosa here. I might consider going if I had a hearing escort (I'm deaf), but that's a very big "if".

 

Are u really deaf? So I am!

 

If you go there, you can get ASL or LSQ interpreter in there. I hope if there is available interpreter.

 

Malcolm Malcolm's picture

Thanks nicky.

So:

  • Mulcair 45
  • Nash 16
  • Ashton 8
  • Topp 8
  • Singh 5
  • Dewar 6
  • Chisholm 4
  • Cullen 4
  • Dewar 4

(Note, I'm merely putting ties in alphabetical order.)

Malcolm Malcolm's picture

On the SkinnyDipper poll, I observe that Tom Mulcair isnt the only candidate whose numbers are improving.  Niki Ashton has now passed Nathan Cullen - who was winning many of the earlier renditions.

And since this poll is aggregated from the earliest results, that suggests significant momentum for both Mulcair and Ashton.

Malcolm Malcolm's picture

Probably the result of those canons.

(Not a typo.  Boom Boom gets it.)

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I'm happy to hear both Mulcair and Ashton are doing well, but while my head is for Mulcair, my heart goes to Saganash.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Malcolm wrote:

Probably the result of those canons.

(Not a typo.  Boom Boom gets it.)

Indeed! LOL

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Partially deaf, but able to cope somewhat with a powerful hearing aid. Last summer I had an incident (blocked sneeze) that reduced my hearing from about 45% (with the hearing aid) down to around 10%. Quite a shock, I haven't fully recovered yet. I don't do sign language - rather I read lips and use closed captioning for television viewing. My parents had a choice whether to send me to the School for the Deaf in Belleville or to a regular school, and, made the choice for a regular school - which was incredibly tough for me, but I'm stubborn as a mule (crotchety to boot) and somehow got through. University was the toughest, because classes were insanely large and usually with shit poor acoustics and no mike and amplification. The 1970s were a dreadful time for hard-of-hearing students in post-secondary education in Ontario. I gather things have improved since.

Shoon

Malcolm wrote:

Thanks nicky.

So:

  • Mulcair 45
  • Nash 16
  • Ashton 8
  • Topp 8
  • Singh 5
  • Dewar 6
  • Chisholm 4
  • Cullen 4
  • Dewar 4

(Note, I'm merely putting ties in alphabetical order.)

You forgot Saganash.

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Emilio is just looking to get a rise out of people, don't take the bait. Feminism 101: aside from a desire for female empowerment thier is no universal consenous, lots of different opinions and hypocracy (no reverse sexism) only encourages people to tune you out, and men that have had been treated this way to suffer in silence. Not saying their in equal proportions, but it does occur.

Thanks for the tip, Shoon. I did not take the bait. I registered an objection, and informed the moderators. As did others. Emilio will be posting no longer.

I have informed the moderators again. Whether there is "universal consenous" or not, there is consensus here on this board, which has evolved for more than 10 years now. You can either respect it – as you indicated you would when signing up – or, like Emilio, not. 

Write on writer.

I have no truck for the trolls. But Shoon you can't fall for the bait. You need to understand the place you're posting in. I'm a poor picked on male too. This is supposed to be a safe place for feminist analysis not our:

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Malcolm Malcolm's picture

Shoon wrote:

You forgot Saganash.

 

I must be tired.

Do I have it right now?

 

  • Mulcair 45
  • Nash 16
  • Ashton 8
  • Topp 8
  • Saganash 7
  • Singh 5
  • Chisholm 4
  • Cullen 4
  • Dewar 4

ottawaobserver

Yes, Malcolm, you have correctly transcribed the results of the decided 159-N sub-sample of an NDP supporter 300-N sub-sample of a 1,100-N national sample IVR poll. Good job. What odds are you giving on its predictive capability?

ottawaobserver

The comments that were made about the speech in the Dewar video ad didn't mention (or perhaps didn't care about) the fact that they were taken from his campaign kick-off speech. It would be hardly surprising if that was a more general statement of principles. Since then, his campaign has probably focused as much or more on a variety of issues than any of the others (viz his tweets, news releases, statements, policy announcements, etc.).

Still waiting for that Niki Ashton video, of course, to show us how it's really done ;-)

KenS

I was aware that Dewar speech was his launch, and therefore guaranteed to be general.

My own contribution to the criticism of nothing being there was really based on observations of him since then. And I might have clarified that.

Dewar has announced a number of programtic initiatives. [Though I have not seen them added to after the first big batch of them.]

My own dissapointment, and I was hoping an elaboration by Dewar might change this for me, is that its the same kind of feel good stuff that we have got in our election platforms.... and when I see more of that, I doubt we are going to see anything that goes beyond safe appeals to what voters of the centre are comfortable with before they even hear a word of what is being offered.

In other words, more of what purports to be 'bringing the centre to the NDP', but is really more of doing that by crafting the NDP to meet the standards of the centre as we find it.

As with Mulcair, since the overall direction isnt really being spelled out one way or the other, one can always hope that it will be 'pushing the envelope'.

My rating of Dewar as being a slightly better risk than Mulcair on that may be mostly because I still think there is a decent possibility that he will come up with something that gives me some confidence.... rather than rating him a bit better on what is out there now.

 

 

KenS

Boom Boom's parents choice of a regular school in the 1950's is itself pretty amazing.

And as BB probably knows, the deaf schools back then were 'less than ideal'. Even without abuse, the 'enlightened' educational theory of the time was to make deaf kids 'normal'. Sound familiar?

Which meant forcing them to lip read and attempt to talk- which does not work well for the maority of people. And no sign language taught until in the teens. Since that was all that was on the menu, BB was probably better off doing it on his own. Sink or swim is not good, but probably beats having it actively shoved down your throats.

 

MegB

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