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Old 10-06-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default You're right!

Anybody who's taken Business Statistics knows that any number one's using to prove a point can be rebutted with another contradictory number.



I laugh when people say "Well, you wouldn't get hurt if you didn't ride at all", which my reply is "Well, tell that to all the people who's died in car accidents".
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Old 10-06-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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Yeah well people slurp up global warming "facts" without questioning them either.



You ever notice when you roll up on your bike a complete stranger will immediately tell you about someone who was killed or maimed on a motorcycle?



My sister has two close friends. One was jogging, the other was bicycle riding. They were both mowed down by a drunk driver. One is dead, the other is a vegetable.



If you're out jogging, no one will come up to you and tell you about their friend who was killed jogging.



It's easy to believe what you want to believe, especially if it makes "sense."



Whatever happened to those people who told us to question authority?



They became authority and now can't be questioned!
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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The three kinds of lies. When discussing death statistics I keep in mind we all will be one, one way or another, eventually.



I wish people that don't seem to do a good job of running their lives (or the Country) would stop trying to use statistics to tell me how to live mine.
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:23 PM   #4
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wow that actually made me even more bored than i already was.
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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Yes, sometimes one should question authority but you are more likely to be correct when you question a moron (like one who doubts global warming or one who thinks the earth is flat)
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:25 PM   #6
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jb you're a classic.



Don't ever change!
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:34 PM   #7
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Should I liven things up? I could? Just say the word...When I took journalism class there was this rule about validating your information with two sources... Do they still teach that? On the statistics thing I could fire a salvo... Just say the word...
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:36 PM   #8
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Good one... well said..
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:38 PM   #9
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See recent kpaul discussion on denial..
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:40 PM   #10
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You're right. The earth has been the exact same temp. since the beginning of time. The exact same species have existed since the beginning too. No changes at all.



It's only W and SUVs that changed everything!



Now that you've got the resident idiot on your side do you feel any better about your comments?



Remember, don't question anything the UN tells you. The list of UN success stories is so long I can't believe I questioned anything either. Sorry.
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