Msg#: 4374501 posted 3:15 pm on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
it seems this guy is simply "exploiting" something like a googlebot bug.
The algo "bug" may simply be the time it takes Google to process canonical tag trust factors. A lot of black hat is exploiting short term gains (churn and burn). I'd expect a situation like this to last for only a short term.