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You are assuming FoFam is running a conventional campaign.

Instead, I think they're running a low cost version of a Hail Mary strategy.

RoFo doesn't have a policy talking points. Basically he doesn't have any credible platform to run on. So he doesn't need to advertise that. All he is left with is name recognition. And he can keep his name in the news by calling a presser at will or doing a faux outrage like today. Either will get him on CP24 and, probably, the ethnic stations.

He knows he's not going to connect with most thinking people and he's not going to waste time to convert them. All he is banking on is a lucky break in the vote split.

If that should not come to pass, well, they didn't end up spending too much of anything either.

The only uncertainty in this scenario is if he hangs in there past Sept 12 and both he and Mikey loses in Oct. That would mean no Ford for at least 4 years.

But that would be a good thing!!:))

The people who he's targeting don't watch pressers or city hall debates. Why do you think he's spending 50 hours every week pounding the street festival circuit? much cheaper than buying ads, for one. going for the one-to-one approach, he's out to meet/shake hands/get selfie with every resident in the city!

(impressive as a reality-TV show challenge; not sure what it has to do with being mayor)
 
hard to know without the release of other family members' and/or suspects' names.

that Star story has a very confusing line
"“There is no connection whatsoever between our victim and the shooters, or the suspects,†said Cavilla, adding that this was not a case of mistaken identity. “Nothing has come to light to the investigative team so far that would indicate there was a target in the close proximity to the victim.â€

No connection whatsoever but it's not a case of mistaken identity? so what is it, then? Might be an editing error.

this story has the police calling her an innocent bystander and that she was hit by a stray bullet. also has a little bit more about her (esp in the video):
http://www.680news.com/2014/08/25/toronto-woman-killed-in-calgary-shooting/
 
The people who he's targeting don't watch pressers or city hall debates. Why do you think he's spending 50 hours every week pounding the street festival circuit? much cheaper than buying ads, for one. going for the one-to-one approach, he's out to meet/shake hands/get selfie with every resident in the city!

(impressive as a reality-TV show challenge; not sure what it has to do with being mayor)

He's doing all the press the flesh, for sure. But the pressers are not about issues or debates or context, it's just RoFo mouthing off soundbites and it gets on the late news. Check out CP24's RoFo coverage today. All faux outrage and zero substance in 1 min segments or less. Just what his target audience ordered.

But my point is he is getting his face and name out there for very little or no cost. A DIY campaign on the cheap.
 
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GFL still making a mess...

Man suffers critical head injuries after garbage truck rollover
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Not the CBC, 680news.com or CP24 -- only the Hamilton Spec is bothering to name the company in it's article about the crash -- and mention the company's safety record:

The garbage truck belongs to GFL Environmental, a contractor whose clients include the City of Hamilton, Toronto and Durham Region.

The Toronto Star recently reported that GFL trucks were involved in 274 collisions provincewide between June 2012 and July 2014. It said 65 convictions resulted from those collisions.

The province downgraded the company's safety rating from "satisfactory" to "conditional" in April, the Star reported.

The Spectator's attempts to contact GFL on Monday were unsuccessful.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4777331-air-ambulance-lands-on-qew-after-garbage-truck-crash/

what will it take to get these guys off the roads.
 

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Pink protest shows Rob Ford still a ‘lone wolf’ as council has final meeting before election

It was but one more vignette illustrating the fraught relationship between the “lone wolf” chief magistrate and many of his council colleagues — this one occurring in the last meeting of the council term, to the backdrop of a looming municipal election.

For another vignette, one could look across the council chambers Monday and seen it dotted with pink. At least eight councillors, most of them left wing, donned the colour to signal, as one predicted it, “the end of Rob Ford.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/0...as-council-has-final-meeting-before-election/
 
how's this for a weird coincidence(?)

i was looking at tasha farah's facebook page... one of the commenters here...

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is a.j. kamara

and look who i see him with...

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that's right... alana kindree!

That's so strange. This can't be random.
 
how's this for a weird coincidence(?)

i was looking at tasha farah's facebook page... one of the commenters here...

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is a.j. kamara

and look who i see him with...

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that's right... alana kindree!

What is also very coincidental is that message was on February 6th 2013, 1 year to the date before Ford was reported slurring at Alana's mother's house in the West end.

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=198036
 
Based on his Facebook page, he is a supporter of many nocturnal establishments and workers, including one of Kindree's (former?) colleagues, Angelina Polska. She was working near this shooting according to her Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/angelinapolska?fref=ts and linked to her pics at definitely NSFW Staacked.com

Both were mentioned in possibly NSFW post at UT: http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/14268-Mayor-Rob-Ford-s-Toronto?p=793174#post793174
Far too many coincidences for my liking. They all know each other, no way that's just chance. Or maybe it's time for me to start making a tinfoil hat
 
looks like my Alcoa stock is going up based on all the hats being made from lightweight metals
Far too many coincidences for my liking. They all know each other, no way that's just chance. Or maybe it's time for me to start making a tinfoil hat
 
Here are the official entries into the 2014 Rob Ford vote percentage prediction competition! Good luck to all involved, and may someone at the bottom of the list win!

Vic 28
Wheeler98 27.2
animatronic 26.4
detroitbootybass 26
TinyTiny 24.2
FromTheHammer 24.1
YPQ 23.6
L23 23
westyvt 22.2
JasonParis 22
ndawgg 21
salsa 21
AlbertHWagstaff 20
sweetlou 19.7
sno man 18.6
TJ O’Pooterpoot 18.3
drk 18.2
Trish 18
greenleaf 18
VintagePunk 18
themarc 17.7
pattycakes 17.5
stoobiedood 17.5
kaboi 17
Mope 17
TOBorn 17
tenfootpoll 16
ROFOMOFO 14.7
Riverdale Rink Rat 13

I also hope that someone near the bottom wins.... but I fear that wishful thinking is strongly in play here! I'm surprised I topped the list with only 28%.
 
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