Fun with Polls
We recently discovered that we can add polls to the site. Traffic has been trending upwards, so out of curiosity I thought I’d post our first poll and ask the question:
If you don’t mind taking a few seconds (literally) please have a look and let us know who you are and how you got here.
The Federal Election Looms
It’ll soon be time to vote. (Again.) Anyway, I found Vote Compass to be a handy tool in helping me determine who I might vote for:
Vote Compass is a free educational tool developed by political scientists. It asks you for your opinion on a number of political issues and then shows you your position in the political landscape as well as how your views compare with the platforms put forward by each of the political parties.
It only takes a few minutes to complete and no information is collected that can ever be used to personally identify you.
Vote Compass can also tell you which parties are running a candidate in your constituency. If you don’t know the name of your constituency, you can enter your postal code to have Vote Compass determine it for you.
If you are so inclined, you can post your thoughts on the upcoming election in the comments section.
What the frack?
Fracking bans have been popping up in the news recently. Quebec, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, have all banned fracking… even South Africa, and France has a moratorium in place. There is a movement in the UK urging a ban.
I will remain agnostic on this issue for the time being, I simply don’t know enough about the pros and cons to have an intelligent opinion about it, but I hope to do some research and revisit this issue in a later post. In the meantime, what are your thoughts? Is this a good thing? Is it an unmitigated disaster? Let us know what you think.
Feel free to pass along any articles/websites in the comments section that might enlighten me on the subject. In the meantime, I did find this helpful Q&A on Shale Gas Fracking at the Guardian website.
More to follow…
19th Williston Basin Petroleum Conference 2011 (Regina)
And finally, I’ll be at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Regina from May 1st to May 3rd.
Either way, if you’re going to be in town, please come by our booth and say hello! We’d love to hear from you.