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  •  The summary above links to its source. (0+ / 0-)

    Its source is a critique of the LAO analysis that you are referring to.

    So when you say:

    God forbid you might look at any document that comes from an agency which has positions that conflict with your beliefs. I, for one, prefer only to look at materials which confirm my preconceived notions.
    ... there is no reason to take you seriously when you are talking about a summary of a critique of the document you are talking about.

    You saw something that said it was a summary of an argument, and though you would attack that summary, without even bothering to look at the piece it said it was summarizing.

    So when you say:

    Sadly, the internet has made echo chambers the norm.
    ... the irony there is that you are the one in the echo chamber that you are talking about. Its like the anti-train transport blogger that referred to a climate life cycle analysis of the CO2 impact of the CA HSR project using an energy consumption figure that was over three times too high, because one CHSRA consultant made a unit conversion mistake in converting from the metric units of their original source. That mistake is now known, but those in the anti-HSR echo chamber keep using the original source because they like the conclusion it draws.

    That is not evidence-based analysis, its mistake-based analysis.

    I'm pursuing evidence based analysis, and you seem to just be repeating talking points that fit with the conclusion you already have.

    All the world's a stage, the theater is on fire, and the lead actors are telling the audience that the smoke is a trick, they should stay seated an enjoy the show.

    by BruceMcF on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 01:31:36 PM PDT

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